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        Nouveau commentaire sur les Statuts de Provence.

      - Esprit David, Aix, 1778. 2 volumes in-4 basane fauve marbré, titre doré sur pièces de titre ocre et vert, nombreux ornements dorés sur dos à nerfs, tranches rouges. XXXII-652 et VIII-673 pages. Très précieux et savants commentaires des statuts de Provence dus à J.J. Julien, conseiller à la Cour des Comptes et premier professeur royal de Droit à l'université d'Aix. C'est un véritable exposé parfaitement clair du droit provençal. EDITION ORIGINALE, peu commune, de ce recueil de droit coutumier de l'Ancien régime en Provence, complet en deux volumes. Belle typographie de David, bandeaux et culs-de-lampe.-2570g.C. - Très légères épidermures sur quelques marges, intérieur frais, reliure solide en bon état de fraicheur, dos bien conservé.

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        JOURNAL OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF CONGRESS, HELD AT PHILADELPHIA, FROM SEPTEMBER 5, 1775 TO APRIL 30, 1776

      London, 1778. 202pp. printed in double-column format. Contemporary calf, rebacked, old leather labels preserved. Occasional light fox mark. Overall clean and very good, with an engraved armorial bookplate. The first British edition of these crucial journals, covering the proceedings after the outbreak of hostilities but before the writing of the Declaration of Independence. AMERICAN CONTROVERSY 78-110. SABIN 15547.

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        Tardes Americanas. Gobierno Gentil y Catolico: Breve y Particular Noticia de Toda la Historia Indiana: Sucesos, casos notables, y cosas ignoradas, desde la entrada de la Gran Nacion Tulteca á esta tierra de Anahuac, hasta los presentes tiempos. Trabajadas por un Indio, y un Español

      En la nueva Imprenta Matritense de D. Felipe de Zúñiga y Ontiveros, Mexico City 1778 - [72]+540 pages with tables and engraved arms at head of dedication and four engraved plates. Octavo (8" x 6") rebound in quarter leather with red labels and gilt lettering to spine. Gilt lettering to front boards. (Field 620, Palau 108426, Sabin 28255). First edition. José Joaquín Granados y Galvez was born in Sedella, Malaga, Spain. He was related to the Galvez family who later became prominent in the civil government of New Spain. He joined the Franciscan Order in Spain and was sent to Mexico, where he was ordained a priest. He became a member of the Franciscan Province of Michoacán, and served as religious superior of the friaries of Valladolid, Jiquilpan, and Rio Verde and its missions. He was also a member of the provincial advisory board. He was bishop of Sonora from 1788-1794. In the latter year he was transferred to the diocese of Durango, but he died at the hacienda of Dolores as he was approaching his sea. Before he became a bishop, Granados y Galvez wrote a work on the history of the Mexican nation, Tardes americanas, presented as a dialogue between an Indian and a Spaniard. The first eight chapters were devoted to pre-Conquest history and culture, the ninth narrated the story of the Conquest, and the remainder traced the civil and ecclesiastical history of Mexico after the Conquest. The work favored the Indians and sympathized with their difficulties, but opposed any use of force against constituted authority. The author used all available print sources, especially the Franciscan chroniclers. He also had access to manuscripts in Spanish and the native languages. He mentions for instance, Ixtlilxochitl, Tezozomoc, and Chimalpahin. One subjects treated in this work, is that of the Mexican Calendar with the names of the days in Mexican and in Spanish. (Handbook of Middle American Indians: 13, 88-89) Condition: Title and first four leaves replaced in facsimile. Worm track through out, some affecting text, especially in the lower part of pages 183 through 233. Last page has old ink letters to page. Else a good copy of this important work. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Book Collector, Inc. ABAA,IOBA,TxBA]
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        La Ville de Rome ou Description abregée de cette superbe Ville…

      16 folding engraved maps. iv, 264 pp.; iv, 265-448 pp., [4] pp. of publisher's ads. Two vols. in one. Thick 8vo, early 19th-cent. green slick boards (rubbed). Rome: C. Losi, 1778. First edition of one of the most popular guides to the architecture and art treasures of Rome. The author has divided Rome into fourteen geographical sections and describes the most important buildings, archeological sites, libraries, museums, churches, and works of art. There are two maps depicting the city as a whole and the remaining fourteen maps depict each of the quarters. Magnan (1731-96), antiquarian and scholar, was a member of the Minimes at Rome. Nice copy. Rare. Contemporary bookplate of Silberberg.

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        La Ville de Rome ou Description abregée de cette superbe Ville?

      - 16 folding engraved maps. iv, 264 pp.; iv, 265-448 pp., [4] pp. of publisher's ads. Two vols. in one. Thick 8vo, early 19th-cent. green slick boards (rubbed). Rome: C. Losi, 1778. First edition of one of the most popular guides to the architecture and art treasures of Rome. The author has divided Rome into fourteen geographical sections and describes the most important buildings, archeological sites, libraries, museums, churches, and works of art. There are two maps depicting the city as a whole and the remaining fourteen maps depict each of the quarters. Magnan (1731-96), antiquarian and scholar, was a member of the Minimes at Rome. Nice copy. Rare. Contemporary bookplate of Silberberg. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller Inc.]
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        Le vicende di Milano durante la guerra con Federigo I Imperatore. illustrate colle pergamene di que' tempi e con note, aggiuntavi la topografia antica della stessa città. Opera critico-diplomatica [..].

      per Antonio Agnelli, 1778. In-4° (cm. 24,7), legatura in m. pelle e angoli con piatti marmorizzati, titolo e filetti in oro al dorso, tagli spruzzati; pp. [4] XL 300 in ottimo stato, crocchianti e in barbe, con 1 tavola di antiporta in rame, 1 tavola diplomatica in rame ripiegata f.t. e 1 splendida carta di Milano ripiegata f.t. in fine; deliziosissime ed ampie testate in rame, finalini e capilettera calcografici, frontespizio in rame inquadrato da cornice; strappi ricomposti al margine di un paio di carte, impercettibili fioriture. Edizione originale sontuosamente impressa su carta azzurrina. Il Fumagalli fu tra i massimi storici e diplomatisti italiani del XVIII secolo, erede nei metodi storiografici del Muratori. «E' questo il primo lavoro della Tipografia del Monastero di S. Ambrogio. L'opera incontrò molte ostilità che ne ritardarono la pubblicazione, ma alla fine ebbe il riconoscimento e l'elogio del Conte Firmian» [Cat. Hoepli 696]. Cfr. Predari 148; Lozzi 2632; Villa 54; Fossati Bellani II, 1945. Buon esemplare.

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        The history of America.

      London, Cadell, 1778. 3 volumes [book I-VIII]. Original boards, 4°. 272+387+363+(19) pag. Illustrated with a folding plate in vol I. B0247.

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        Reis naer verscheiden noordelyke gedeeltens van Europa, voornamelyk naer Koppenhagen, Stockholm en Petersburg. Middelburg / Amsterdam, Abrahams / Warnars, 1778.

      8+254 pag., origineel met sierpapier beplakt karton. Drempelvers van L. Stoppendaal, d.d. Middelburg, 29-5-1778.

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        Handwritten letter from S. Simmons Windle to John Player]

      1778 - Folded leaf 39 x 32 cm. Attractive watermark.

      [Bookseller: Meir Turner]
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        Code des loix des Gentoux, ou réglemens des Brames, traduit de l`Anglais, d`après les Versions faites de l`original écrit en Langue Samskrete. Mit VIII Seiten gestochene Tafeln.

      Paris: Imprimerie de Stoupe 1778 [1] (Vortitel), [1 weiße], [1] (Titel), [1 weiße], lx, 341, [2], [1 weiße] Seiten,. Ganzleder der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung und rotgefärbtem Schnitt, Quarto. 248 x 191 mm. (Einband etwas verzogen, etwas bestoßen und berieben, innen frisch, gutes Exemplar) Handgefertigter hellbrauner Kalblederband der Zeit (257 x 200 x 41 mm) auf fünf erhabenen echten Bünden, der Rücken mit reicher Vergoldung auf den Feldern, auf zweitem ein hellbraunes, goldgeprägtes Titelschild. Die Deckel gemustert. Rotschnitt, Vorsätze aus Marmorpapier.. Robinets französische Übersetzung des Vivâdârnavasetu auf Grund der 1776 erschienen englischen Fassung von Nathaniel Brassey Halhed (1751-1830), welches die erste in eine europäische Sprache übertragene Sammlung von Gesetzen der Hindus ist. Die Tafeln zeigen das Sanskrit-Alphabet und Textpassagen. Der Ursprungstext wurde von den Pandits Banesvara, Kriparama, Rama Gopala, Krishnajivana, Viresvara, Krishnacandra, Guarikanta, Kalisankara, Syamasundara, Krishnakesava und Sitarama kompiliert.Jean-Baptiste-René Robinet (1735-1820), ein französischer Naturphilosoph, Enzyklopädist und Wegbereiter der Evolutionstheorie, führte mit anderen das Encyclopédie-Projekt von Diderot weiter.\"He [Halhed] found it necessary to show the authorities that it was far prudent to apply the native laws on their subjects rather than laws that would be alien to them. To this effect the pundits began to assimilate a text from various sources which they named Vivadarnavasetu or the sea of litigations. The subsequent translation to Persian, a language Halhed and Hastings was well acquainted with, was done via a Bengali oral version by Zaid ud-Din `Ali Rasa`i. Halhed translated the Persian text to English closely attended by Hastings himself. The complete translation was in Hastings` hands on 27 March 1775. At his request the East India Company had it printed in London in 1776 in a handsome quarto under the title of A Code of Gentoo Laws, or, Ordinations of the Pundits. This was a private edition, copies of which were not for sale, but was distributed by the East India Company. A pirated and less luxurious edition in octavo was printed by Donaldson the following year followed by a second edition in 1781 and translations in French and German appeared as early as 1778.\" (From Wikipedia). - First and only French edition. Contemporary calf, five raised bands, spine gilt in compartments, marbled endpapers, edges rouged. Corners slightly rubbed, small tear to upper end of spine; internal condition very good. From the library of Schlabrendorf, with engraved ex-libris. Nathaniel Brassey Halhed (25 May 1751 - 18 February 1830), an English Orientalist and philologist. French translation by Jean-Baptiste René Robinet (1735-1820) of Halhed`s English version of the Vivâdârnavasetu, a compilation in 21 sections (taranga). First published in English in 1776 as \"A Code of Gentoo Laws\", which is the first Collection of Hindu Law in a Western Language. A decorative binding and a fine copy. - Deckel minimal sperrig, Ecken leicht bestoßen, oberes Kapital mit minimaler Fehlstelle. Innen wohlerhalten und frisch. Provenienz: Schlabrendorf, ein märkisches Adelsgeschlecht, mit gestochenem Wappenexlibris auf dem vorderen Spiegel: Drei Schrägbalken, auf dem Helm eine Meerkatze mit eisernem Ring, einen Apfel haltend, flankiert von Füllhorn und gekröntem Hahn, darunter eine Kartusche mit der Inschrift \"Eruditio beatae vitae disciplinam juvet\", darunter, von der Kartusche teils verdeckt Bücher und Globus, dazwischen signiert: \"J. G. Schmidt fec.\" (=? Johann Gottlieb Schmidt, 1742-1820, Bildnis- und Vignettenstecher, cf. Thieme/Becker XXX,152). Wahrscheinlich stammt dies Exemplar aus dem Besitz von Gustav Graf von Schlabrendorf (1750-1824). - Schönes, dekoratives Exemplar des seltenen Werkes. Erste und einzige französische Ausgabe. Ebert 4882 - Graesse II,208 Anm. - RFM. - Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage oder auf unserer Homepage. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung [Sanskrit Indien Gesetze Recht Jura Geisteswissenschaften Linguistik Sprachwissenschaft Philosophie Brahmanen Hindus Pandits Kulturgeschichte Sittengeschichte Geographie]

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        Code des loix des Gentoux, ou réglemens des Brames, traduit de l'Anglais, d'après les Versions faites de l'original écrit en Langue Samskrete. Mit VIII Seiten gestochene Tafeln.

      Imprimerie de Stoupe, Paris 1778 - Quarto. 248 x 191 mm. [1] (Vortitel), [1 weiße], [1] (Titel), [1 weiße], lx, 341, [2], [1 weiße] Seiten, Ganzleder der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung und rotgefärbtem Schnitt. Sprache: Französisch, (Einband etwas verzogen, etwas bestoßen und berieben, innen frisch, gutes Exemplar). Handgefertigter hellbrauner Kalblederband der Zeit (257 x 200 x 41 mm) auf fünf erhabenen echten Bünden, der Rücken mit reicher Vergoldung auf den Feldern, auf zweitem ein hellbraunes, goldgeprägtes Titelschild. Die Deckel gemustert. Rotschnitt, Vorsätze aus Marmorpapier. Robinets französische Übersetzung des Vivâdârnavasetu auf Grund der 1776 erschienen englischen Fassung von Nathaniel Brassey Halhed (1751-1830), welches die erste in eine europäische Sprache übertragene Sammlung von Gesetzen der Hindus ist. Die Tafeln zeigen das Sanskrit-Alphabet und Textpassagen. Der Ursprungstext wurde von den Pandits Banesvara, Kriparama, Rama Gopala, Krishnajivana, Viresvara, Krishnacandra, Guarikanta, Kalisankara, Syamasundara, Krishnakesava und Sitarama kompiliert. Jean-Baptiste-René Robinet (1735-1820), ein französischer Naturphilosoph, Enzyklopädist und Wegbereiter der Evolutionstheorie, führte mit anderen das Encyclopédie-Projekt von Diderot weiter. "He [Halhed] found it necessary to show the authorities that it was far prudent to apply the native laws on their subjects rather than laws that would be alien to them. To this effect the pundits began to assimilate a text from various sources which they named Vivadarnavasetu or the sea of litigations. The subsequent translation to Persian, a language Halhed and Hastings was well acquainted with, was done via a Bengali oral version by Zaid ud-Din 'Ali Rasa'i. Halhed translated the Persian text to English closely attended by Hastings himself. The complete translation was in Hastings' hands on 27 March 1775. At his request the East India Company had it printed in London in 1776 in a handsome quarto under the title of A Code of Gentoo Laws, or, Ordinations of the Pundits. This was a private edition, copies of which were not for sale, but was distributed by the East India Company. A pirated and less luxurious edition in octavo was printed by Donaldson the following year followed by a second edition in 1781 and translations in French and German appeared as early as 1778." (From Wikipedia). - First and only French edition. Contemporary calf, five raised bands, spine gilt in compartments, marbled endpapers, edges rouged. Corners slightly rubbed, small tear to upper end of spine; internal condition very good. From the library of Schlabrendorf, with engraved ex-libris. Nathaniel Brassey Halhed (25 May 1751 - 18 February 1830), an English Orientalist and philologist. French translation by Jean-Baptiste René Robinet (1735-1820) of Halhed's English version of the Vivâdârnavasetu, a compilation in 21 sections (taranga). First published in English in 1776 as "A Code of Gentoo Laws", which is the first Collection of Hindu Law in a Western Language. A decorative binding and a fine copy. - Deckel minimal sperrig, Ecken leicht bestoßen, oberes Kapital mit minimaler Fehlstelle. Innen wohlerhalten und frisch. Provenienz: Schlabrendorf, ein märkisches Adelsgeschlecht, mit gestochenem Wappenexlibris auf dem vorderen Spiegel: Drei Schrägbalken, auf dem Helm eine Meerkatze mit eisernem Ring, einen Apfel haltend, flankiert von Füllhorn und gekröntem Hahn, darunter eine Kartusche mit der Inschrift "Eruditio beatae vitae disciplinam juvet", darunter, von der Kartusche teils verdeckt Bücher und Globus, dazwischen signiert: "J. G. Schmidt fec." (=? Johann Gottlieb Schmidt, 1742-1820, Bildnis- und Vignettenstecher, cf. Thieme/Becker XXX,152). Wahrscheinlich stammt dies Exemplar aus dem Besitz von Gustav Graf von Schlabrendorf (1750-1824). - Schönes, dekoratives Exemplar des seltenen Werkes. Erste und einzige französische Ausgabe. Ebert 4882 - Graesse II,208 Anm. - RFM. - Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage oder auf unserer Homepage. 2000000 Gramm. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        La Prusse divisée en Prusse Royale, et Prusse Ducale laquelle a etc. erigee en Royaume par l`Empereur Leopold en faveur des Frederic I. Elect. Des Brandenbourg couronne en Janvier 1701.

      Venise 1778 - ( Grenzkolorierte Kupferstichkarte nach Robert bei Santini/ Remondini 1778 ). Bildmaß der Darstellung ca. 48 x 60 cm ( Höhe x Breite ). Mit schöner Titelkartusche mittig oben sowie Meilenzeiger rechts oben. Unter Passepartout und Glas gerahmt ( Rahmenmaß ca. 70 x 82 cm ). Das schöne Blatt gering berieben, ansonsten wohlerhalten und dekorativ. Der Rahmen gering bestoßen. ( Bitte beachten: Hier aufgrund Bruchgefahr kein Versand – hier nur Selbstabholung nach Absprache ).( Lagerort KG )( Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage – further pics at request )

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        DRAFT MANUSCRIPT AGREEMENT TO LEASE GALLOPS ISLAND IN BOSTON HARBOR TO THE FRENCH FLEET DURING THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION.

      [Boston: 1778 - Unsigned manuscript document, folded to 9-1/2" x 7-1/4". [2]pp plus integral blank. 25 lines. Old folds, light foxing, Very Good. "The Subscriber being informed that the Squadron of his most Christian Majesty now in the harbour of Boston require the use of an island in that harbour, which is now in his possession, known by the name of Gallops Island-- willing to render every assistance in his power to accomodate the Fleets or Army of his most Christian Majesty he would propose to give them his rights to the Improvements of said Island upon the Following Terms viz. "The major of the Squadron shall grant him the exclusive rights of Erecting a Storehouse on Long Island & Supplying the French Officers & Soldiers with all those necessaries which they may want to purchase, ---- viands, Groceries of all kinds. Cyder, wines vegetables &c & he will agree to sell those articles at a very small advance from the price of Boston, & expressly Stipulate that no undue advantage shall be taken in the Price of any necessary, that he may have to sell. "He will also Contract to furnish the Squadron with 2000 Cord of wood, delivered at any part of said Island that may be directed to, at 28 Lives money of France per Cord, payable upon the delivery of each 100 Cords. "He will supply the Squadron with any Quantity of Fresh water delivered along side the Ships, at 7 deniers money of France per Gallon provided that there be no delay in hoisted the water from the Boats on Board the Ships, of the Cask are furnished for Transporting the water in ------ [here the document ends, in the middle of page 2]. Elisha Leavitt, Jr., and/or James Brackett owned Gallops Island at this time; historical records are ambiguous. Some sources indicate that the French erected earthworks at Gallops Island in 1778 to defend their fleet, anchored in the harbor; others assert that the earthworks were on George's Island, bought by Leavitt Jr. in 1768. Leavitt was a Tory, a fact well known in town: people burned down his barn and surrounded his home at one point. The story goes that the pleasant, elegantly dressed Mrs. Leavitt invited the mob in for cakes and wine, which calmed everyone down.

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        NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY] Mappa Geographica Provinciae Novae Eboraci ab Anglis New York dictae ex ampliori delineatione ad exactus dimensiones concinnata in arctius Spatium redacta cura Claudii Josephi Sauthier cui acceit Nova Jersey ex topographicis observationibus

      Homann Heirs, Nuremberg 1778 - Copper-engraved map, on two joined sheets, with original outline colour, in excellent condition. An especially fine copy of Homann Heirs' elegant edition of Sauthier's celebrated map of New York and New Jersey, made during the Revolutionary War The present map was printed by the esteemed Nuremberg firm, Homann Heirs, and is derivative of Claude Joseph Sauthier's greatest production, a large manuscript map of the provinces of New York and New Jersey which was first published on three sheets in 1776 by William Faden as A Map of the Province of New York . That map also included details taken from Bernard Ratzer's survey of New Jersey. Sauthier continued to improve this great manuscript during the first years of the Revolution, and in 1779 it was published, again by Faden, but on six sheets, as A Chorographical Map. Although the two are usually viewed as different maps, they are clearly based on the same source (the aforementioned large manuscript), and the present map is a reduced version of this mapping sequence. The Sauthier map contains a vast amount of information lacking in earlier works, particularly in upstate New York, the Catskills, and Vermont. Sauthier stated that "the Mohawk Valley and County of Tryon are Laid down according to an Actual Survey and other Manuscripts generously communicated by Governor Pownall [the esteemed cartographer and former Massachusetts governor]." The result is an amazing record of New York and New Jersey from the Revolutionary War period. Alsatian by birth, Claude Joseph Sauthier accompanied Governor William Tryon to North Carolina in 1769. He surveyed several North Carolina towns and designed "Tryon's Palace" at New Bern before accompanying Tryon to New York in 1771. He subsequently conducted many surveys of New York, and during the revolution he served as a military engineer producing a number of fine maps for the British Army. A number of Sauthier's printed and manuscript maps, including an example of the present map, can be found in the collection formed by Sir Henry Clinton, Commander of the British Forces in North America, 1775-1782, now preserved at the William L. Clements Library in Ann Arbor, Michigan. This map was made by Germany's premier printer of cartographic works, originally founded by Johann Baptist Homann (1663-1724). Homann had established himself in Nuremberg, and by 1715 was appointed Geographer to the Emperor, producing some of the finest maps and atlases of the age. After Homann's death, the prolific business was taken over by his son, Johann Christoph. From 1730, the firm was entrusted to a committee of family members, the Homann Heirs, who published maps and atlases for the next two generations, maintaining the high standards set by Johann Baptist. McCorckle, Early Printed Maps of New England , 778.9; Sellers & Van Ee, Maps & Charts of North America & West Indies, 1049.

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        An Epistle to the Right Honourable George Lord Pigot, on the Anniversary of the Raising of the Siege of Madras. Written during his Lordship's Confinement at Saint Thomas's Mount .

      Printed for J. Dodsley ., London 1778 - First edition, scarce: 6 locations in ESTC (BL (3 copies), CUL, Trinity College Cambridge (2 copies), Bodley, Cornell, Texas). Irwin (1751-1817), an East India Company servant, wrote a number of poems with an Indian flavour. 'In 1776 he became caught up in the political storm that overtook the governor of Madras, George Pigot, who was placed in confinement by members of his own council. Irwin supported Pigot, and in August he was suspended from the company's service. Early in 1777 he left India in order to seek redress in England' (Oxford DNB). His poem on the affair was written during the voyage; Pigot himself died a few months later. 4to (274 × 224 mm) in half-sheets, pp. 15, [1]; some spotting to half-title and p. 15, ms ink note on Dodsley and Burke at foot of title, blob of wax to upper margin of p. 5; creased where previously folded; uncut and stab-sewn, as issued. [Jackson, p. 62.] [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Adres - Calender, der Königlich - Preußischen Haupt- und Residentz - Stadt Berlin, besonders der daselbst befindlichen hohen und niederen Collegien, Instanzien und Expeditionen, Auf das Jahr MDCCLXXVIII. mit Approbation der Königl. Preuß. Academie der Wissenschaften.

      ( Berlin ) ( Königl Preuss Hofstaat) 1778 - 274 SS. m. 1 gefalt. Tabelle und 28 Bll. ( Register ), 12° ( 14 x 9 cm.), neuer Pappband m. Rückenschild. Bln.- Bibliographie, S. 47 ( allgemeine Angaben). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dictionnaire de chymie, contenant la théorie et la pratique de cette science, son application à la physique, à l'histoire naturelle, à la médecine, & aux arts dépendans de la Chymie

      Paris, chez P. Fr. Didot jeune, 1778, in-12, 4 voulmes, XXXVII-580 + [2]-654-[2] + [2]-520 + [4]-776 pages, veau havane, dos lisses et filetés, Seconde édition imprimée par Didot. Oeuvre maîtresse de Macquer, ce dictionnaire est l'un des tout premiers ayant pour objet la chimie. Il a paru pour la première fois en deux volumes en 1766 et a connu de nombreuses réimpressions, : Didot en donne une première en 1777, puis celle-ci en 1778. Pierre Joseph Macquer (1718-84) fut professeur de chimie et de pharmacie au Jardin des plantes de Paris. Après avoir publié des Eléments de chimie et encouragé par d'autres scientifiques, il décida de publier un dictionnaire de cette discipline qui n'avait jamais été abordée de manière alphabétique jusqu'alors. Cette forme lui permet en outre de développer un certain nombre de sujets qui ne trouvaient pas leur place dans un traité classique. Tampon annulé de la bibliothèque de la faculté catholique de Paris. Reliures usées mais fonctionnelles.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Berlin, 24. XII. 1778. - 1¼ SS. auf 2 Bll. 4to. Der erste von über 120 Briefen von Daniel Chodowiecki an den Dresdener Maler Anton Graff (1736-1813). Der größte Teil dieser Briefe befindet sich in der SUB Dresden. Mit Dank für die Aufnahme des Herrn Dorien und einen Brief: "[.] waß dazu gelegenheit gab, thut zur Sache nichts, genug, Sie schrieben ihn, und er ist mir lieb. Sie wollen ich soll Ihnen schicken waß ich seit meinen letzt übersandten Sachen gemacht habe, da haben Sie es alles und noch mehr. Dieses mehr sind die Kalender Kupfer für Berlin Lauenburg und Göttingen, nehmen Sie es auf wie sonst, so werde ich fortfahren Sie damit aufzuwarten [.]". Weiter über Graffs unverwirklicht gebliebene Pläne, nach Braunschweig oder Hamburg zu gehen: "[.] Ich sprach einsmahls davon mit Ihrem Herrn Schw[ieger] Vater [Johann Georg Sulzer; 1720-79], und sagte vielleicht scheut sich Herr Graf jetzt seine Familie zu verlassen, da mann doch nicht gewiß wissen kann ob nicht Dresden [im bayerischen Erbfolgekrieg 1778/79] in Gefahr gerathen könnte. 'Er dörfte nur (sagte er) mir seine Familie hieher bringen ich würde sie ihm gerne aufheben'. Die familie allein macht es aber nicht aus, Sie würden doch noch vieles da lassen das Sie auch nicht gerne verlieren wolten. Am besten ist es wohl so lang es die Umstände leiden wollen, bey Ihrer familie zu bleiben wenn Sie auch etwas weniger verdienen [.] Zur der Arbeit für den Printz Heinrich [von Preußen; 1726-1802; Graffs hat ihn 1777 in Rheinsberg porträtiert] gratulire ich und wünsche prompte Befriedigung. Berger sticht jetzt das Bild zu Pferde dieses Prinzen deß Kopf Sie ubermahlt haben. Ich habe meine emaille mahlerey anfangs mit Unglück endlich aber doch glücklich überstanden und radire immer wieder auf die OsterMeße los [.]". Schließt mit Neujahrswünschen. - Fälzchenspur und Siegelrest; am Kopf zusammenmontiert. Briefe Daniel Chodowieckis an Anton Graff, hg. von Ch. Steinbrucker (Berlin/Leipzig 1921), Nr. 1 (zur Provenienz S. V f.).

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        Grammatica Aegyptiaca utriusque Dialecti:

      Oxford: Clarendon Press 1778 - A very good copy bound in later half morocco, cloth boards. Without half-title. Blind-stamp of British and Foreign Bible Society on first blank leaf. Occasional minor foxing. First edition 4to, pp.12, 148, [3], [1].

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        Letter from British Deputy Quartermaster about Brig. General Pattison refusing Ammunition for the Ship Nancy despite General Cornwallis' Order during the Occupation of New York during the Revolutionary War

      New York. 1778. Autograph Letter Signed from Deputy Quartermaster Henry Bruen to Colonel Johnston. Single leaf of laid paper with docket stub attached (cut away from a larger bifolium). 7.25" x 9". Old folds, else fine. In full:"Sept. 5th 1778.Sir: Nothwithstanding Lord Cornwallis's order to B.Gen Pattison to issue the ammunition wanting for the Ship Nancy He refuses complying as you'll see by the inclosed, from His Corn'l. W. Grant [enclosure not present]. Sir Wm. Erskine thinks you had best apply to the Admiral without loss of time.I am Sir with great esteemYour very obt. Servt.H. Bruen."The mentioned enclosure is lacking. Bruen was Deputy Quartermaster for New York. Sir William Erskine was Quartermaster General and advisor to Cornwallis, and them later to Sir William Howe, and later still to Henry Clinton upon Howe's resignation. The letter speaks to the clash of various British authorities in their long occupation of New York. .

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        Pilote Americain Septentrional Pour les Côtes de Labrador, N[ouve]lle Ecosse, N[ouve]lle Angleterre, New-York, Pensilvanie, Maryland, Virginie, les 2 Carolines et Florides Par Jefferys, Lane, Morris, Chevalier des Barres, Smith, Blaskowitz, Scull.

      Chez Le Rouge, Rue des G[ran]ds Augustins, 1778-1779., Paris, - The first French attempt to produce detailed charts of North American waters at the beginning of American Revolutionary War Folio (540 by 405mm), two parts in two volumes, consisting of 42 engraved maps and charts, mostly double-page or folding, a few single-page. Part 1: Engraved title above a scene copied from the left hand side of the title-page of Jefferys' 'West India Atlas', engraved contents table and 30 engraved map sheets, forming 21 maps. Part 2: Engraved divisional title, and contents leaf and 30 engraved mapsheets, forming 21 maps, contemporary red marbled paper over boards, title in manuscript on label, pasted to spine. Le Rouge, cartographer to Louis XVI and a military engineer, published his Pilote Americain Septentrional based, in the main, from British sources, especially Jefferys' 'American Atlas' and 'North American Pilot'. The charts cover the Atlantic Ocean, North American ports and the islands ranging from the North Atlantic to the Caribbean, and were intended for use by the French Navy and merchants during, and in the aftermath of, the American Revolutionary War. Le Rouge's pilot was, until the publication of the Dépôt de la Marine's 'Neptune Americo-septentrional', in 1780, the only comprehensive and up to date French survey available at the time. It is highly likely that, when the 16 French ships commanded by Charles-Henri comte d'Estaing arrived in Newport Harbour in late 1778, to help the fledging United States in their war against the British, the fleet had in their possession an example of the present work. Prior to the publication of the pilot, the French navy had to rely on the work of English surveyors by buying charts published in England. Further evidence that the pilot may have been in the possession of the French Navy by outbreak of war, is provided by a text panel pasted to the foot of the first volume's contents leaf. The text is an extract from a letter received by Le Rouge from the French naval base at Brest, dated 4th May 1778: "Recevez. Monsieur, les remerciments de Académie Royale de la Marine. Il est certainement très utile de faire connaître les bons Ouvrages de Étrangers; il en est même d' un genre particulier, comme ceux qui tiennent aux details locaux qui ne peuvent etre faits que par eux.Les anglais seuls, par exemple, peuvent aujourd'hui nous procurer Les meilleures Cartes de l' Amerique septentrionale dont ils frequentent les côtes plus que toute autre nation. Je suis De Marguery, Secretaire Enseigne de Vaisseaux". The letter thanks Le Rouge for the charts, noting, "It is certainly very useful to make known the good works of Foreigners" (i.e. the English), and goes on to state that the English have the best and most accurate maps and charts of North America. Although the work contains numerous interesting charts, such as the 'Plan de Boston', 'Entrée de la Riviere d'Hudson', and the large chart 'Riviere St Laurent', two charts are of particular note: 1) 'Baye de Chesapeake', a copy of Anthony Smith's work first published the previous year by Sayer and Bennett in The North American Pilot. The chart superseded Hoxton's work of 1735 and "filled an important niche for the British in planning military strategy" (Prichard) during the outbreak of the Revolutionary War. 2) 'Port de Rhode Island et Narraganset Baye', on this large two sheet chart Le Rouge incorporates information from both the Des Barres and Faden charts, with an inset of the plan of Newport, taken from that published separately by Faden in 1777, and based on Blaskowitz's survey. A chart that must have proved invaluable to the comte d'Estaing. It is impressive just how quickly Le Rouge was able to bring the work to market, as many of the charts had only been published the previous year in London. This must be put down to three factors: his extensive links to the English (especially London) map trade; his contacts with American residence in Paris, such as Benjamin Franklin; and his fluent command of the English language [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Letter from British Deputy Quartermaster about Brig. General Pattison refusing Ammunition for the Ship Nancy despite General Cornwallis' Order during the Occupation of New York during the Revolutionary War

      New York 1778 - Autograph Letter Signed from Deputy Quartermaster Henry Bruen to Colonel Johnston. Single leaf of laid paper with docket stub attached (cut away from a larger bifolium). 7.25" x 9". Old folds, else fine. In full:"Sept. 5th 1778.Sir: Nothwithstanding Lord Cornwallis's order to B.Gen Pattison to issue the ammunition wanting for the Ship Nancy He refuses complying as you'll see by the inclosed, from His Corn'l. W. Grant [enclosure not present]. Sir Wm. Erskine thinks you had best apply to the Admiral without loss of time.I am Sir with great esteemYour very obt. Servt.H. Bruen."The mentioned enclosure is lacking. Bruen was Deputy Quartermaster for New York. Sir William Erskine was Quartermaster General and advisor to Cornwallis, and them later to Sir William Howe, and later still to Henry Clinton upon Howe's resignation. The letter speaks to the clash of various British authorities in their long occupation of New York. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Nouvelles recherches sur la science des médailles, inscriptions, et hiéroglyphes antiques

      A Maestricht, chez Jean-Edme Dufour & Philippe Roux, 1778, in-4, VI-191 pp. (i.e. 186 pp. et 5 ff. numérotés 187 à 191), 6 pl. gravées sur cuivre, dont 1 dépl, demi-basane tabac du XIXe siècle, dos à faux nerfs, pièce de titre rouge, Les quatre derniers feuillets paginés donnent les alphabets hébraïque, arabe selon le père Metoscita, phénicien, perse et arabe d'après Sigismond Fante, chaldéen d'après Fante et Geoffroy Tory. Les planches, gravées sur cuivre par Tardieu, représentent l'avers et de revers de médailles antiques, des exemples d'inscriptions sur vase canope, sarcophages et statue. Ouvrage de numismatique et épigraphie du à Poinsinet de Sivry (1733-1804), dramaturge, élève du Collège de la Marche, membre de l'Académie de Dijon et l'Académie de Rome, spécialiste de l'antiquité gréco-latine. Premiers feuillets un peu brunis ; néanmoins, bel état intérieur.

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        The Lusiad; Or, the Discovery of India. The Second Edition

      Jackson and Lister 1778 - Oxford, Second edition. 4to, pp (iv), ccxxxvi, 496, engraved frontispiece, folding engraved map of the Eastern hemisphere showing Vasco da Gama's route to India, contemporary polished calf, rebacked, new endpapers, engraved bookplate of Henry Bonham. Goldsmiths 11720, Not in Kress or Vanderblue collection [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Envy, a Poem, addressed to Mrs. Miller, at Batheaston Villa.

      Printed for J. Dodsley . [ 1778.], London - [bound with:] [drop-head title:] Winter Amusements, an Ode read at Lady Miller's Assembly, December 3d, 1778, pp. 8. Sole edition, probably issued with 'Envy'. Jackson, p. 67.[and:] An Election Ball, in poetical letters from Mr. Inkle, at Bath, to his wife at Glocester. The fourth edition . London: Printed for J. Dodsley, 1779, pp. 64, including engraved frontispiece, engraved title vignette; not in Jackson.[and:] Ad C. W. Bampfylde, arm: epistola poetica familiaris, in qua continentur tabuae quinque ab eo excogitaae, quae personas repraesentat poematum cuiusdam anglicani, cui titulis An Election Ball. Auctore C. Anstey, arm: Bath: impensis auctoris excudebat S. Hazard: prostant venales apud S. Hazard, & W. Hibbart. J. Dodsley, J. Wilkie, [London] Fletcher & Hodson, [Cambridge] & J. Fletcher, [Oxford], 1776, First edition, pp. 42; engraved ornament (lyre & easel) to title, 4 illustrations (after Bampfylde) to text (one with imprint partially added in minute contemporary manuscript). First edition. Jackson, p. 43.[and:] [GRAY, Thomas., Christopher ANSTEY, translator.] Elegia script in Coemeerio Rustico . Latinè reddita. Editio nova prioribus emendatior. London: Prostant venales apud J. Dodsley ., 1778, pp. [4], 15, [1], engraved vignette to title. Not in Jackson.[and:] A Pindaric Epistle, addressed to Lord Buckhorse. First printed in the Year 1766. A new edition . London: Printed for J. Dodsley, 1779, pp. [3]-67, [1], without half-title, engraved portrait vignette to title. This edition not in Jackson.[and:] On the much lamented death of the Marquis of Tavistock . The Fifth Edition. London: Printed for J. Dodsley, 1778, pp. 7, [1].[and:] Speculation; or a defence of mankind: a Poem. London: Printed for the author, and sold by J. Dodsley, 1780, pp. [2], 52, [2]. First edition. Jackson, p. 83.8 works bound together, 4to (232 × 171 mm) mostly in half-sheets; contemporary sprinkled calf, spine ruled in gilt, red morocco label; engraved bookplate of the Earls of Granard; rubbed, with some insect damage, joints starting, spine chipped at head but excellent copies in a good contemporary binding.'A few years after the publication of the New Bath Guide in 1766, Christopher Anstey came into contact with Captain and Mrs. Miller and became a member of the famous "poetical coterie" at Batheaston' (Munby). Horace Walpole, describing their activities in a letter of January 5th 1775, said that they held 'a Parnassus fair every Thursday, [and] give out rhymes and themes and all the flux of quality at Bath contend for the prizes.' Much of this collection relates to these gatherings.Envy was written for one of the Batheaston Vase Competitions, though was completed too late for submission. It has added to it Winter Amusements, an Ode, which is separately paginated and is usually listed as a separate work. A Dodsley advertisement at the end of this collection, however, makes clear that copies of Envy could be bought with the addition of Winter Amusements and Dodsley probably sold off remaining copies of Winter Amusements with Envy.The fourth edition of An Election Ball is scarce, with ESTC locating 4 copies (all in the US, none in the UK), and it is apparently a straightforward reprint of the third edition. It does not contain the illustrations by Bampfylde, which only appeared in the fifth edition, having first appeared in the Latin Epistola poetica familiaris composed by Anstey and addressed to Bampfylde, being the next bound item in this collection.Thomas Gray's Elegy in Latin is the second edition of Anstey's translation the first having appeared at Cambridge in 1762, his first publication. A Pindaric Epistle, a late edition, has a lengthy 'Appendix' consisting of a one act play 'containing the Author's Conversation with his Bookseller, &c. &c.' The final advertisement to Speculation is frequently wanting. pp. [3]-23, [1], bound without half-title. Sole edition. Jackson, p. 62. [Munby, Book Collector's Quarterly, 16, pp. 22-3.] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An Adieu to the Turf: a poetical Epistle from The E-L of A----N To His Grace The A----P of Y--K.

      Printed for M. Smith; and sold by the booksellers in the Strand, Temple-Bar, and Paternoster-Row. 1778.], London - First edition, with two further editions following in the same year. Rare: ESTC listing copies at Bodley, Cornell, Huntington, and Fisher Library, Sydney only.A satire on the eccentric Earl of Abingdon's former attachment to sporting pleasures (racing, cricket and cards) and his apparent new-found interest in politics, which he expressed in his inflammatory pamphlet of 1777: Thoughts on the letter of Edmund Burke, esq. to the sheriffs of Bristol on the affairs of America. Of An Adieu to the Turf the Monthly Review noted: 'Some court wit, a knowing one too, has given, in arch numbers, the last words and dying speech of a Newmarket peer. -Very severe on the Earl of Abingdon,- for turning Patriot.' Abingdon's colourful youth is the butt of a stream of jokes: from his preference for Hoyle over Horace, to his attempts to apply the rules of cricket to courtship. 'Scarce fourteen years has pass'd away / When first I thought of am'rous play, / Of Women not afraid: / For them I left more childish Cricket; / I only strove to hit their Wicket, / And put-out every Maid' (p. 3). 4to (256 × 206 mm) in half-sheets, pp. [4], vii, [1], 24, with half-title; typographical ornaments; minor marginal browning, a light waterstain affecting upper and lower margins from p. 13, small paper repair/reinforcement to gutter of pp. 6 & 7; preserved in modern quarter morocco, spine lettered in gilt. [Jackson, p. 60.] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Billet autographe de reconnaissance de dettes

      s.n. 1778 - - s.n., s.l. 18 janvier 1778, 19x12,7cm, une feuille. - Billet autographe signé de Madame de Sade, dans laquelle cette dernière reconnaît des dettes envers sa mère, Madame la présidente de Montreuil. Un tout petit trou sans gravité. Paraphes du notaire de Sade, Maître Gibert, précisant le nombre de pièces versées au verso de chaque billet. Tout au long de sa vie, le Marquis - fastueux et très dépensier - fut criblé de dettes et n'eut de cesse de chercher de l'argent, principalement auprès de ses beaux-parents par l'entremise de sa femme. Provenance : archives de la famille. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Autographed note signed by Madame de Montreuil Marquise de Sade, in which she acknowledges debts to her mother, the President of Montreuil. A tiny hole without gravity. Signed by the notary of Sade, Maître Gibert, specifying the number of coins paid on the back of each note. Provenance: archives of the family. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        L'Entre Triumphale de Troupes Royales a Nouvelle Yorck [in reverse above image]. Der Einzug der Koniglichen Volcker in Neu Yorck.

      Augsburg, Germany: l'Academie Imperiale d'Empire des Arts libereaux 1778 - Etching with contemporary hand colouring on laid paper. A contemporary imagining of the entry of royal troops into New York on 17th September 1776 during the American War of Independence. PRESENTED IN A HANDSOME ACKERMANN FRAME. Published for a ‘Collection des Prospects’ in the important print-producing town of Augsburg, Bavaria, and reflecting the baroque architecture of southern Germany of the time. Neither the printmaker nor his primary clientele would have visited North America. Sometimes called a ‘vue d’optique’, or ‘perspective view’, this print was intended to be viewed through an optical device known as a zograscope, a popular entertainment for polite society in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The bold use of colour is typical for the period. Royal forces held New York City and Long Island from 1776 until the war ended in 1783. ** NOTE: This item is subject to additional shipping charges. Please ask for a quote in advance of purchase ** CONDITION: Some light vertical crinkling/creasing; margin trimmed at left. Overall good. SIZE: 290 x 405mm, 11½ x 16 ins (sheet). Framed 420 x 530mm, 16½ x 21 ins. REF: BM 1898,0725.8.1295. Another impression of this print was exhibited in "Creating the United States’, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., in 2010.

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        Tableau historique et politique de l'état ancien et actuel de la colonie de Surinam et des causes de sa décadence.

      Dufour 1778 - In-8 de XXIV 392 pp., basane mouchetée de l'époque, dos à nerfs orné, pièce de titre, tranches rouges. Etude économique sur cette colonie hollandaise (Sabin 24117 ; Boucher de la Richarderie VI, 258). Ouvrage agrémenté d'un tableau (sucre, café, cacao et coton avec leur exportation vers les Pays-Bas). Très bon exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Nimfale Fiesolano nel quale si contiene l'innamoramento di Affrico e Mensola, Poemetto in ottava rima . ridotto a vera lezione

      presso Molini, Londra e Parigi 1778 - Ex libris al contropiatto, due piccole mancanze alla parte inferiore e superiore del dorso, interno perfetto, tagli spruzzati IV + 3-160 p. 145x90 mm m.pelle settecentesca cord. con tass.

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        Transito de la sombra y penumbra de la Luna sobre la superficie de la Tierra

      First edition. Extremely scarce Mexican publication on the total solar eclipse occurred in 1778 (an interposition of the Moon between the Earth and the Sun, obscuring the image of the Sun from an Earth perspective and partially darkening the Earth); the eclipse was visible in Mexico, the Southeastern United States and parts of Africa. This was the first recorded eclipse in the United States (darkening parts of California towards New England). Leon y Gama´s work is considered the most reputable of its kind published in Mexico during the colony "se considera, desde el punto de vista matemático y astronómico, el trabajo más serio publicado en México durante el siglo XVIII" (Gustavo Soriano Cedillo). It helped fix the problem of determining the longitude and latitude of the city of Mexico. The map was published with a short tract entitled "Descripcion orthographica universal del eclipse de sol del dia 24 de Junio de 1778"; it is divided in two, the first part describes the ephemerides of the astronomical phenomenon; the second contains the description of the instruments employed and his modus operandi, basing his calculus in the methods of Kepler and Cassini. The map is titled "Transito de la sombra y penumbra de la Luna sobre la superficie de la Tierra", it has a strange projection of the Earth: extends from California to Norway, aimed to illustrate the shadow cast by the eclipse of 24th June 1778. Leon y Gama (1735 - 1802) was a Mexican astronomer, writer, and American anthropologist; he authored several titles, amongst which, the Descripcion historica y cronologica de las dos piedras (1790) is probably the most famous, describing the newly discovered Piedra del Sol. Medina, Mexico, 7003. Palau, 135586. Sabin, 40061. Gustavo Soriano Cedillo, "Eclipse total de Sol del 24 de junio de 1778" (Anuario del Observatorio Astronómico Nacional, 1998). Trabulse, Elias, "Antonio de León y Gama astrónomo novohispano", Humanidades, III, Anuario 1975, Universidad Iberoamericana, México.

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        LETTERS DE MADAME DE MAINTENON. DES LETTERS A DIFFERENTES PERSONNES, CELLES A M. D'AUBIGND, & CELLES A M. A ME. DE VILLETTE

      Maestricht, France: Chez Jean-Edme Dufour & Philippe Roux. Very Good+. 1778. First Edition. Hardcover. Complete in 9 volumes & bound in clean brown leather. Nouvelle Edition. Covers decorated with ruled gilt borders. Gilt embellished spines and panels. Text blocks are tight, clean & intact, without foxing. Page edges dyed blue. Two Heraldic book plates inside front covers. A Royal crown above a draped ermine cape. "PH" initials on cape, Madame La Duchesse DeCortlande. Volume with a lightly rubbed spine head. Spine labels have faded gilt. Rare Section; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 2952 pages .

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        Indfødsretten i Fire Sange.

      1778 1778 - Kbhvn.: Horrebow 1778. Med 2 smukke kobberstukne vignetter af Meno Haas. Rent og velholdt eksemplar på kraftigt papir med bred margin indbundet i smukt marmoreret hellæder med guldbordure og lidt slidt rygforgyldning. * Eksemplaret har været en gave til digteren Hans Hartvig Seedorff fra hans moder, dat. 2. Febr. 1913.Storm var født i Gudbrandsdalen i Norge. ".men først med Indfødsretten slog Storm sit navn fast. Det danske litteraturselskab havde udsat en prisopgave om dette emne. Storm vandt prisen og fik tillige en årlig hædersgave på 100 rdl. af kongens kasse og lige så meget af arveprinsens. Det statelige men yderst retoriske digt fremstiller hvor fordærvelig fremmed indflydelse lige fra de ældste tider har virket på det nordisk-danske." [Sven H. Rossel].Indfødsretten, lov om statsborgerskab, proklameret under store festligheder på Christian 7.s fødselsdag 29.1.1776. Indfødsretten fik forfatningskarakter, og enevoldskongen lovede, at den aldrig ville blive trukket tilbage. Herefter var det en betingelse for at få embede i staten, at man var født i staten, der defineredes som samtlige kongens riger og lande, dvs. Danmark, Norge og hertugdømmerne Slesvig og Holsten. Undtagelsesbestemmelser med henblik på at tiltrække rige udlændinge var få og fik ringe betydning. Politisk sigtede loven mod at skabe troskab mod konge og helstat i den sprogligt og kulturelt sammensatte stat efter rystelserne under J.F. Struensees diktatur 1770-72. Indfødsretten legitimerede den nationale identitet, der havde udviklet sig i borgerlige danske kredse, og her blev den modtaget med spontan begejstring. Den formåede dog ikke at udrydde den danske modvilje mod kongens tysktalende undersåtter, som kulminerede med Tyskerfejden 1789-90. [Gyldendals Store Danske].

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        Billet autographe de reconnaissance de dettes

      Autographed note signed by Madame de Montreuil Marquise de Sade, in which she acknowledges debts to her mother, the President of Montreuil.A tiny hole without gravity.Signed by the notary of Sade, Maître Gibert, specifying the number of coins paid on the back of each note.Provenance: archives of the family. s.n. s.l. 18 janvier 1778 19x12,7cm une feuille

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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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        Addresses presented from the Court of Common Council to the King, on his Majesty's accession to the throne, and on various other occasions, and his answers. Resolutions of the Court, granting the freedom of the City to several noble personages; with their answers. Instructions at different times to the representatives of the City in Parliament. Petitions to Parliament for different purposes. Resolutions of the Court, on the memorial of the Livery, to request the Lord Mayor to call a Common Hall; for returning thanks to Lord Chatham, and his answer; for erecting a statue in Guildhall, to William Beckford, Esq; late Lord Mayor, agreed to between the 23d October, 1760, and the 12th October. 1770.

      London printed by Henry Fenwick printer to the Honourable City of London 1778 - 8vo., 88pp., contemporary mottled calf, spine gilt, neatly rebacked, a very good crisp copy. [bound with], [FREEHOLDERS OF THE COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX]> A petition of the freeholders of the county of Middlesex, presented to His Majesty, the 24th of May, 1769, by Mr. Serjeant Glynn, John Sawbridge, Esq; James Townsend, Esq; the Rev. Dr. Wilson, George Bellas, Esq; Francis Ayscough, Esq; and William Ellis, Esq;> [London] printed by Henry Fenwick, printer to the Honourable City of London. [1769]. 8vo., 11 + (1)pp., fine and crisp. [bound with], [CORPORATION OF LONDON: COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL]> Addresses, remonstrances, and petitions; commencing the 24th of June, 1769, presented to the King and Parliament, from the Court of Common Council, and the Livery in Common Hall assembled, with his Majesty's answers; likewise the speech to the King, made by the late Mr. Alderman Beckford, when Lord Mayor of the City of London. [1778?].> 8vo., 151 + (1)pp., fine and crisp. First editions. The Court of Common Council has become, since the 18th century, the effective governing body of the City. William Beckford (1709-1770), was twice Lord Mayor - in 1762 and 1769. He strongly supported Wilkes when charged with libel in the North Briton> in 1763. Beckford controversially became centrally involved in the dramatic Middlesex election in 1770 when Wilkes was elected M.P. but immediately barred from sitting. 'Attended by the aldermen and common councilmen of London, Beckford marched from Guildhall to St James's Palace on 14 March 1770, and presented to George III a strongly worded address, remonstrance, and petition complaining that by supporting the government's action in the Middlesex election, he was tampering with the constitution and pursuing a course similar to that which lost James II his crown. The king's answer to the remonstrance was couched in words of strong reproof. On 23 May of the same year Beckford, accompanied by the aldermen and livery, presented a second remonstrance to the crown from the City of London. When the king again expressed his dissatisfaction with the remonstrance, Beckford, either in an impromptu manner or by reading a prepared statement, had the temerity to respond to the king's reply. ‘We do therefore, with the greatest humility and submission’, he said, ‘more earnestly supplicate your Majesty that you will not dismiss us from your presence without expressing a more favourable opinion of your faithful citizens, and without some comfort, some prospect, at least, of redress’ (Besant, 23–4). The king made no reply. Beckford was widely criticized for violating all custom and precedent by delivering a speech which had not been previously submitted to the king. On the other hand, his supporters in the City and elsewhere regarded his speech as an honourable and dignified assertion of the privileges of the City and the rights of the people. William Pitt, now Lord Chatham, declared that he was rejoiced ‘to hear that my lord mayor asserted the City with weight and spirit’, and that ‘the spirit of old England spoke, that never to be forgotten day’ (Chatham Correspondence>, 3.459–60, 462–3). Beckford died on 21 June 1770 while travelling from Fonthill to London, four weeks after his altercation with the king, from the effects of a violent fever, caused, as was supposed, by political excitement.' [Richard B. Sheridan in ODNB]. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        JOURNAL OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF CONGRESS, HELD AT PHILADELPHIA, FROM SEPTEMBER 5, 1775 TO APRIL 30, 1776.

      London. 1778. - 202pp. printed in double-column format. Contemporary calf, rebacked, old leather labels preserved. Occasional light fox mark. Overall clean and very good, with an engraved armorial bookplate. The first British edition of these crucial journals, covering the proceedings after the outbreak of hostilities but before the writing of the Declaration of Independence. AMERICAN CONTROVERSY 78-110. SABIN 15547.

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        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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