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        Bianka Capello. (Ein dramatischer Roman).

      Gest. Titel (Geyser), 3 Bl. (Zueignung, Vorerinnerung), 592 S. (44 S. davon sind Anhang m. Anmerk. vom Autor) Mit 3 gest. Kupfern (Geyser nach Chodowiecki, Chodowiecki, Geyser nach Mechau). Goldgeprägter Lederbd. d. Zt. m. 2 Rüschi. u. Rundumrotschnitt. Einband berieben u. stellenweise leicht fleckig. Einige Wurmgänge im Rücken, 2 kleine Läsuren an den Kapitalen, handschriftl. Nummerneintrag auf dem fliegenden Vorsatz, Titelbl. verso, 2 S. im Text u. letztes Bl. m. altem Bibl.-Stempel, Tafeln leicht randfleckig. Goed. IV/I, 601, 61, 23 Rümann 18. Jhdt. 708. Kosch X, 752. Engelmann Chodow. 457, II. Erste Ausgabe. In der Sammlung der Skizzen (1778-83) erschien bereits ein Teilabdruck, dieser wurde für vorliegende Ausgabe allerdings teilweise überarbeitet.

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        Veduta dell'Arco di Benevento nel Regno di Napoli

      1778 - - PRIMO STATO DI QUATTRO - Acquaforte e bulino, 1778 circa, firmata in lastra in basso a sinistra. Esemplare della contemporanea tiratura romana. Magnifica prova, ricca di toni impressa su carta vergata coeva con filigrana "doppio cerchio e giglio e lettere CB", con pieni margini, lieve traccia della consueta piega centrale, per il resto in perfetto stato di conservazione. La veduta dell'Arco di Traiano in Benevento è datata al 1778, anno della scomparsa del Piranesi. Il disegno fu realizzato durante il viaggio che lo condusse a Paestum. Le tirature coeve di questa lastra sono pertanto rarissime. Della serie Vedute di Roma. L’opera consiste in 135 lastre prodotte individualmente dal Piranesi per almeno 30 anni, da circa il 1745, fino alla data della sua morte. All’opera sono aggiunte poi 2 vedute realizzate dal figlio Francesco. Per la prima volta furono edite dall’editore Giovanni Bouchard nel 1751 (34 lastre), successivamente dallo stesso Piranesi editore a Palazzo Tomati in Roma (scritta che appare su molte tavole), fino alla stesura definitiva composta da 137 lastre. Successivamente alla morte dell’autore le lastre furono ereditate dal figlio Francesco, che ne curò la pubblicazione prima nella capitale, e successivamente a Parigi. Le lastre furono poi acquisite dalla Calcografia Camerale, oggi Calcografia Nazionale, dove sono tuttora conservate. Le opere che proponiamo fanno parte di un album nella stesura definitiva, stampato a Roma tra il 1770 ed il 1780. - THE FIRST STATE OF FOUR - Etching and engraving, 1778, signed on plate at the lower left. Example from the contemporary Roman Edition. A very good impression, printed on contemporary laid paper with watermark "double encircled fleur de lys with letters CB", with margins, very good condition. The view of Benevento was made after the return from Paestum, 1778. So is one of the latest Piranesi's work and it's very rare to found it in the contemporary edition. Taken from Vedute di Roma; the whole work consists of 135 plates which have been individually produced by Piranesi along 30 years, from 1745 circa until his death. Two more works have been subsequently added, two plates by his son Francesco. They have been printed for the first time in 1751 (34 plates) by the editor Giovanni Bouchard, afterwards by Piranesi himself, publisher in Palazzo Tomati in Rome (as it is written on m,any plates), until the final edition of 137 plates. After Piranesi's death, his son Francesco inherited the plates, editing them first in Rome and then in Paris. The Calcografia Camerale, nowadays Calcografia Nazionale, has then bought the plates which are now kept inside the building. Hind 135 I/IV, Focillon 823. Dimensioni 720 475mm [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        La vérité rétablie

      - S.n., s.l. 1778, in-12 (9,5x16cm), (4) 442pp.(4), relié. - Bound in pieno marocchino rosso, spina dorsale piatto decorato con gioielli, modello Star e fiori, ruote e pizzi d'oro, come una mostra in Marocco nero, tripla cornice dorata al netto dei piatti, finials dorato angolo, distintivo d'oro al centro piatti che rappresentano la stemma papale di Pio VI ( "rosso soldi Zephyr che soffia su un mazzo di gigli naturale situata su una pianura Vert, a capo argento, a tre stelle d'oro"). Belle d'oro tratteggio apposto rotolo in curva, doppia cornice dorata cova su contreplats. Molto piccolo tunnel che riporta, due piccoli spazi senza gravità sui tagli, piccole gallerie al secondo e ultimo contreplat risguardo, umidità centrale nella seconda pagina di copertina, bagnando allenare la seconda contreplat. Tutti i bordi dorato. Ex libris applicato in rilievo come tampone nella seconda pagina di custodia e recante la scritta "L'e Visconte Il Enor". Il libro si presenta come una successione di nuova critica contro teologi che, secondo l'autore, abbandonando la spiritualità a preferire il materialismo considerati pericolosi. volentieri beffardo, il tono di Louis Etienne de La Croix è l'attacco virulento quando si nominano i due professori, un membro della prestigiosa facoltà teologica della Sorbona. Questa posizione bellicosa spiega potenzialmente la rarità di questo libro. E 'particolarmente interessante, in questo caso ha scoperto che Pio VI aveva posseduto una copia con un legante che porta le sue armi. Il pontefice è posto simbolicamente sul lato di una tradizione teologica basato sulla trascendenza della parola di Dio e Dio il principio di tutte le cose, anche il pensiero umano. Papa morì in esilio a Valencia dopo l'occupazione di Roma da parte delle truppe francesi, ha visto il suo dominio oscurata dalla crescente tensione con la Francia rivoluzionaria; Questo legame con le armi papali brilla sotto una nuova luce il suo pontificato e parte su informazioni nelle sue posizioni decisionali teologica. libro raro in un elegante rilegatura in marocchino rosso pieno colpito con lo stemma di Pio VI. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, rare. Exemplaire aux armes du pape Pie VI. Reliure de l'époque en plein maroquin rouge, dos lisse orné de fleurons, de motif étoilés et fleuris, de roulettes et de dentelles dorés, pièce de titre en maroquin noir, triple-filet doré en encadrement des plats, fleurons dorés en coin, armes dorées du pape Pie VI frappées au centre des plats (« de gueules au Zéphyr d'argent soufflant sur un bouquet de lys au naturel posé sur une plaine de sinople, au chef d'argent à trois étoiles d'or »). Roulettes dorées sur les coupes, dentelle dorée en encadrement des contreplats de papier à la colle. Très petit trou de ver en tête du dos, deux petits manques sans gravité sur les coupes, petites galeries de vers sur le second contreplat et la dernière page de garde, mouillure centrale sur la deuxième page de garde, mouillure en encadrement du second contreplat. Toutes tranches dorées. Ex-libris appliqué en relief sous forme de tampon sur la deuxième page de garde et comportant l'inscription « Le Visconte e L'enor ». Oeuvre de controverse religieuse et réponses à de précédents ouvrages publiés, notamment sur l'histoire du Quakerisme, l'ouvrage se présente comme une succession de neuf critiques adressées à l'encontre des théologiens qui, selon l'auteur, délaissent la spiritualité pour lui préférer un matérialisme jugé dangereux. Volontiers moqueur, le ton de Louis Etienne de La Croix se fait virulent lorsqu'il attaque en les nommant deux professeurs, dont un membre de la prestigieuse faculté de théologie de la Sorbonne. Cette position belliqueuse explique potentiellement la rareté de cet ouvrage. Il est d'autant plus intéressant, en ce cas, de trouver un exemplaire relié aux armes du pape Pie VI. Le souverain pontife se place ainsi symboliquement du côté d'une tradition théologique se fondant sur la transcendance de la parole divine et sur un Dieu au principe de toute chose, même de la pensée humaine. Pape mort en exil à Valence suite à l'occupation de Rome par les troupes françaises, il avait vu son règne éclipsé par des tensions croissantes avec la France révolutionnaire ; cette reliure aux armes papales éclaire sous un jour nouveau son pontificat et nous renseigne en partie sur ses prises de positions théologiques. Rare ouvrage établi dans une très élégante reliure en plein maroquin rouge frappée aux armes de Pie VI.  

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        Le Colonie Unite dell’America Settentr.le di nuova projezione.

      Venezia 1778 - Carta geografica murale, composta da 12 fogli ancora da unire, tratta da "Atlante Novissimo" dello Zatta, pubblicato a Venezia tra il 1778 ed il 1782. La carta è basata su quella di J. Mitchell che venne usata per stabilire i confini delle colonie nel trattato di pace del 1783 di Parigi, a conclusione della Guerra di Indipendenza. La carta divenne quindi la prima mappa ufficiale degli Stati Uniti. Quella dello Zatta rappresenta la prima edizione italiana di questa leggendaria carta, realizzata nel classico stile settecentesco veneziano, includendo un cartiglio molto decorativo contenente la carta delle Bermuda. Tuttavia la carta dello Zatta presenta delle significative varianti rispetto al suo prototipo, includendo maggiori informazioni geografiche, dedotte da altre fonti cartografiche. Per esempio la Virginia deriva dalla carta di Fry e Jefferson del 1753, mentre sono indicate informazioni relative alla guerra d’indipendenza nei dintorni di Saratoga, Philadelphia e Charleston. Da ricordare inoltre che questa rappresenta una delle prime carte ad assegnare alle colonie britanniche in rivolta l’appellativo di "Colonie unite". Incisione in rame, coloritura coeva dei contorni, 12 fogli, in eccellente stato di conservazione. Bibliografia: Sabin 68109; Stephenson, A la Carte, p. 113; cf P 650, 651. Map Forum 1, p. 58. Dimensioni: 1280x1300. Geographic wall map, made of 12 sheets yet to be joined together. Taken from Zatta’s Atlante Novissimo published in Venice between 1778 and 1782. The map is based on J. Mitchell’s, which was used to establish the borders of the colonies during the peace treaty of Paris in 1783, after the Independence War, becoming henceforth the first, official map of the United States. Zatta’s map is the first, Italian edition of this legendary map; it has been realized in the characteristic eighteenth-century Venetian style, including also a cartouche depicting the map of the Bermuda Islands. Nevertheless, the map of Zatta differs quite a lot from its prototype for it shows many geographic details which were inferred from other cartographic sources. For instance, the State of Virginia derives from the 1753 map of Fry and Jefferson, while around the cities of Saratoga, Philadelphia and Charleston there are some information about the independence war. Noteworthy is also the fact that this is one of the first maps to define the British colonies the "United Colonies". Copper engraving, contemporary outline colour, in excellent condition. Sabin 68109; Stephenson, A la Carte, p. 113; cf P 650, 651. Map Forum 1, p. 58. Dimensioni: 1280x1300. Dimensioni [Attributes: First Edition]

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        File of Incoming Letters to Merchant and Ship Owner Benjamin Delano (and Joshua Delano) Kingston, MA, 1799 - 1861.

      The Delanos were a prominent Massachusetts family of merchants and ship owners. Benjamin Delano, 1778 - 1868, was an important member of the family. Delano's Wharf, built by him in 1803, still stands today. This is a file of eighty-five letters to Benjamin (and Joshua) Delano from forty-five individuals - ship captains, other merchants, agents, lawyers, and business partners - from locations up and down the east coast, between Halifax, NS and New Orleans, LA. Subjects include prices current, availability and disposition of various cargoes, charter parties, ship building and repair, reports on labor, sailing and political conditions, financial arrangements, and the myriad situations that occurred over half a century of trading activity. Cargoes mentioned include fish, timber, corn, cotton, molasses, cement, and coal. The series begins in a rather startling manner in 1799, with a letter returned to Joshua Delano, in which he has placed an ad in the local newspaper stating that "my wife has imprudently absconded from my bed & board," and urging mutual friends to "not pay one cent she may contract on my account." He receives legal and personal advice, and the incident fades into history. One of Delano's captains and business partners, Jacob Fuller, gets into a squabble with the British in Halifax, causing a minor international incident. There is a letter here from Delano's Washington agent, as well as several earlier letters from Fuller. Communications continue right up to the beginning of the Civil War, when an ominous note appears in the correspondence. In October 1860 Capt. Linel Churchill writes Delano, "Somebody had better stir up the Negroes." Two months later Capt. Levi Morton writes from the Mississippi Delta, "There is such a feeling here on account of politicks that it is almost impossible to do business." The letters in this series cease a month later, with Morton and "a large fleet" ready to sail to the West Indies. The letters are all legible and in good to very good condition, many with integral covers, some with unusual stampless covers.

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        Veduta della piazza della Sacrosanta Basilica Lateranense

      Roma 1778 - Ampia veduta della piazza di S. Giovanni in Laterano incisa da Giovanni Volpato su disegno di Francesco Panini. Pubblicata a cura della Calcografia Camerale nel 1774. L'incisione fa parte di una serie di 37 vedute che la Calcografia Camerale commisionò a Francesco Panini tra il 1763 e il 1779. Incise da diversi artisti, le tavole circolarono separatamente. Acquaforte, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Large view engraving by Giovanni Volpato, after Francesco Panini. The engraving was one of the 37 that the Calcografia Camerale published with the drawings commissioned to Panini between 1763 and 1779 including different artists, plates that were sold separately, without grouping in a book. Etching, in very good condition. Dimensioni 695 480mm

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        De l'origine des loix, des arts, et des sciences, et de leurs progrès chez les anciens peuples. Tome premier [-sixième] . [Al final del tomo 6:] Extraits des historiens chinois, Par M. Le Roux des Hautes Rayes, Professeur Royal.

      A Paris : Chez Knapen, Libraire-Imprimeur, MDCCLXXVIII 1778 - [i.e. 1778].- [Para pedidos desde fuera de España, por favor, consulte las condiciones de venta y envío, tipo B / For orders to be delivered outside Spain, please, let you see our sale and shipping terms, type B / Pour les commandes à livrer hors d'Espagne, s'il vous plait, voyez les conditions de vente et de livraison, type B].- // 6 tomos en 3 vols.; 12º, (164x98mm.).- Tomo I.: XL, 403 p.; sign.: a12, b8, A-R12; 3 grabados desplegables.- Tomo II: V, [1], 387, [1] p.; sign.: [ ]3, A-Q12, R3; ; 1 estado desplegable "Table Crhonologique Pour la Premiere Partie.".- Tomo III: VII, [1], 399 p.; sign. [ ]4, A-Q12, R8; 6 grabados desplegables; 1 estado desplegable: "Table Crhonologique pour la Seconde Partie .".- Tomo IV: VIII, 395 p.; sign.: [ ]4, A-Q12, R6.- Tomo V: VIII, 484 p.; sign.: [ ]4, A-V12, X2; 1 estado desplegable: "Table Crhonologique pour la troisiéme Partie.".- Tomo VI: IV, 382 p.; sign.: [ ]2, A-Q12.- Adornos tipográficos en portada, inicio y final de los capítulos; apostillas marginales y notas a pie de página en todos los tomos.- // Encuadernación de época en plena piel marmoreada; planos con orla grabada en frío; lomos cuajados bellamente decorados en dorado con doble tejuelo en marroquín rojo; filete dorado en los cantos; cortes marmoreados; conserva registros en los tres volúmenes; muy buen papel. Bellísimo ejemplar, sin manchas, anotaciones ni subrayados. Nombre dela utor manuscrito en verso de guarda delantera del vol. 1. Rasgadura en uno de los grabados del tomo 1; mínima rasgadura en el estado desplegable del tomo 5.- // Proc.: Sin datos.- // Refs.: Brunet, II, 1647.- // Contiene:Tome I-II. Depuis le Déluge jusqu'à la mort de Jacob ; Tome III-IV. Depuis la mort de Jacob jusqu'à l'établissement de la Royauté chez les Hébreux ; Tome V. Depuis l'établissement de la Royauté chez les Hébreux jusqu'à leur retour de la captivité ; Tome VI. Dissertations ; "Extraits des historiens chinois" Par M. Le Roux des Hautes Rayes, Professeur Royal. Libro [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Nouvel atlas portatif.

      Volume in ottime condizioni. Copertina rigida. Fortin. Parigi. 1778.

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        Analyse des fonctions du systÍme nerveux, pour servir d'introduction à un examen pratique des maux de nerfs.

      Du Villard fils & Nouffer, Genève 1778 - First edition, 2 vols., 8vo, pp. 272; 334; title within printed border; woodcut ornaments; contemporary full mottled calf, red and black morocco labels on gilt-decorated spines; short crcaks in 2 joints else generally very good and sound. Quérard II, p. 440. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Poésies Érotiques, Par M. le Chevalier de Parny.

      A L'Isle de Bourbon: n.p., 1778. 8vo, contemporary calf rebacked, black leather label, gilt decorations, rules and lettering. Half-title present. ¶ The scarce first book of poetry by Evarist of Parny (1753-1814), a collection of his musings in verse on the complications and frustrations of love, inspired by his love for Eleonore, whose father denied him her hand in marriage. Several of the poems are directly addressed to her. Text moderately foxed with a damp-stain in the margins of several leaves; binding rubbed; a good copy.

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        Dr. Johann Reinhold Forsters und seines Sohns Georg Forsters Reise um die Welt unternommen und während den Jahren 1772 bis 1775, in dem vom Kapitän J.[ames] Cook kommandirten Schiffe the Resolution ausgeführt. 4 Tle. (= Sammlung der besten Reisbeschreibungen. Bde. XI-XIV).

      Kl.-8. 544 S., 416 S., 412(4) S. u. 528 S. (in allen Bdn. einschl. Reihen- u. Nebentit.). Mit 4 Notenzeilen im Text (Tl. 4) u. in jedem Bd. m. 1 Holzschnitt-Zierleiste. Marmor. Ldr.bde. d. Zt. auf 5 Bünden m. Tit. u. Bd.num. (auf 2 mont. Papierschi.) sowie floralen Verz. in Goldpräg. auf Rü., umseit. Rotschnitt u. marmor. Vorsatzpapieren. Einbde. berieben sowie an den Kanten u. Bünden etw. abgewetzt Ecken bestoßen Goldauflage stellenw. abgelöst 2 Bde. m. Fehlstellen an den Kapitalen jeder Bd. m. Exlibris auf vord. Spiegel Papier durchgeh. stockfl. einige Ss. eselsohrig im Text wenig abgegriffen. Vgl. dazu Henze II, 265f. Kosch V, 364 u. Goed. VI, 293, IV.4.14. Nachdruckausgabe der deutschen, in Berlin 1778-80 bei Haude und Spener herausgekommenen Übersetzung der 1778 in London erschienenen Originalausgabe Observations made during a voyage round the world. Beschrieben ist die 2. Cooksche Weltumseglung an der J. R. Forster zusammen mit seinem Sohn Georg Forster teilnahm. Er reiste an Stelle des zurückgetretenen Sir J. Banks als Naturforscher mit, "aber nicht etwa blos dazu, daß er Unkraut trocknen und Schmetterlinge fangen sondern daß er alle seine Talente in diesem Fache anwenden und keinen erheblichen Gegenstand unbemerkt lassen sollte" (G. Forsters Werke. 1965. II, S. 7). Nach der Rückkehr von dieser Reise überwarf Joh. Reinh. Forster sich mit der britischen Admiralität wegen der von ihm auszuführenden Reisebeschreibung, deren Abfassung ihm schließlich von Seiten der englischen Minister strikt untersagt wurde. Darauf sprang der Sohn G. ein und schuf nach des Vaters Tagebüchern in nur acht Monaten das vorliegende Werk, das im englischen Original sowie der ersten deutschen Übersetzung in zwei Bänden erschien. Die Übersetzung ins Deutsche erfolgte durch den Verfasser selbst. Die uns vorliegende Nachdruckausgabe ist nicht wie seine Vorlage mit Kupfertafeln u. Karten ausgestattet und wird in den oben genannten Bibliographien nicht angeführt.

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        La vérité rétablie

      S.n. 1778 - - S.n., s.l. 1778, in-12 (9,5x16cm), (4) 442pp.(4), relié. - Edition originale, rare. Exemplaire aux armes du pape Pie VI. Reliure de l'époque en plein maroquin rouge, dos lisse orné de fleurons, de motif étoilés et fleuris, de roulettes et de dentelles dorés, pièce de titre en maroquin noir, triple-filet doré en encadrement des plats, fleurons dorés en coin, armes dorées du pape Pie VI frappées au centre des plats (« de gueules au Zéphyr d'argent soufflant sur un bouquet de lys au naturel posé sur une plaine de sinople, au chef d'argent à trois étoiles d'or »). Roulettes dorées sur les coupes, dentelle dorée en encadrement des contreplats de papier à la colle. Très petit trou de ver en tête du dos, deux petits manques sans gravité sur les coupes, petites galeries de vers sur le second contreplat et la dernière page de garde, mouillure centrale sur la deuxième page de garde, mouillure en encadrement du second contreplat. Toutes tranches dorées. Ex-libris appliqué en relief sous forme de tampon sur la deuxième page de garde et comportant l'inscription « Le Visconte e L'enor ». Oeuvre de controverse religieuse et réponses à de précédents ouvrages publiés, notamment sur l'histoire du Quakerisme, l'ouvrage se présente comme une succession de neuf critiques adressées à l'encontre des théologiens qui, selon l'auteur, délaissent la spiritualité pour lui préférer un matérialisme jugé dangereux. Volontiers moqueur, le ton de Louis Etienne de La Croix se fait virulent lorsqu'il attaque en les nommant deux professeurs, dont un membre de la prestigieuse faculté de théologie de la Sorbonne. Cette position belliqueuse explique potentiellement la rareté de cet ouvrage. Il est d'autant plus intéressant, en ce cas, de trouver un exemplaire relié aux armes du pape Pie VI. Le souverain pontife se place ainsi symboliquement du côté d'une tradition théologique se fondant sur la transcendance de la parole divine et sur un Dieu au principe de toute chose, même de la pensée humaine. Pape mort en exil à Valence suite à l'occupation de Rome par les troupes françaises, il avait vu son règne éclipsé par des tensions croissantes avec la France révolutionnaire ; cette reliure aux armes papales éclaire sous un jour nouveau son pontificat et nous renseigne en partie sur ses prises de positions théologiques. Rare ouvrage établi dans une très élégante reliure en plein maroquin rouge frappée aux armes de Pie VI. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Bound in full red morocco, flat spine decorated with jewels, pattern Star and flower, castors and golden lace, as an exhibit in black morocco, triple net gilded frame of the boards, gilded finials corner, gold badge in the center boards representing the papal coat of arms of Pius VI ( "gules money Zephyr blowing on a natural bouquet of lilies lying on a plain Vert, a chief argent three gold stars"). Fine golden hatching affixed roll on turns, double frame golden hatching on contreplats. Very small wormhole leading back, two small gaps without gravity on the cuts, smaller galleries to the second contreplat and last flyleaf, Central wetness on the second cover page, wetting coaching the second contreplat. All edges gilt. Bookplate applied in relief as buffer on the second page of custody and bearing the inscription "The e Visconte The enor". The book is presented as a succession of new criticism against theologians who, according to the author, abandoning spirituality to prefer materialism considered dangerous. willingly mocking, tone of Louis Etienne de La Croix is ??virulent attack when naming the two professors, one member of the prestigious theological faculty of the Sorbonne. This bellicose position potentially explains the rarity of this book. It is particularly interesting, in that case found that Pius VI had possessed a copy with a binder bearing his weapons. The pontiff is placed symbolically on the side of a theological tradition based on the transcendence of God's word and God the principle of all things, [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        File of Incoming Letters to Merchant and Ship Owner Benjamin Delano (and Joshua Delano) Kingston, MA, 1799 - 1861.

      The Delanos were a prominent Massachusetts family of merchants and ship owners. Benjamin Delano, 1778 - 1868, was an important member of the family. Delano's Wharf, built by him in 1803, still stands today. This is a file of eighty-five letters to Benjamin (and Joshua) Delano from forty-five individuals - ship captains, other merchants, agents, lawyers, and business partners - from locations up and down the east coast, between Halifax, NS and New Orleans, LA. Subjects include prices current, availability and disposition of various cargoes, charter parties, ship building and repair, reports on labor, sailing and political conditions, financial arrangements, and the myriad situations that occurred over half a century of trading activity. Cargoes mentioned include fish, timber, corn, cotton, molasses, cement, and coal. The series begins in a rather startling manner in 1799, with a letter returned to Joshua Delano, in which he has placed an ad in the local newspaper stating that "my wife has imprudently absconded from my bed & board," and urging mutual friends to "not pay one cent she may contract on my account." He receives legal and personal advice, and the incident fades into history. One of Delano's captains and business partners, Jacob Fuller, gets into a squabble with the British in Halifax, causing a minor international incident. There is a letter here from Delano's Washington agent, as well as several earlier letters from Fuller. Communications continue right up to the beginning of the Civil War, when an ominous note appears in the correspondence. In October 1860 Capt. Linel Churchill writes Delano, "Somebody had better stir up the Negroes." Two months later Capt. Levi Morton writes from the Mississippi Delta, "There is such a feeling here on account of politicks that it is almost impossible to do business." The letters in this series cease a month later, with Morton and "a large fleet" ready to sail to the West Indies. The letters are all legible and in good to very good condition, many with integral covers, some with unusual stampless covers.

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        An Inquiry into the Original State and Formation of the Earth; Deduced from Facts and the Laws of Nature. To which is Added an Appendix, Containing Some General Observations on the Strata of Derbyshire..

      London: Printed for the author, by J. Cooper, 1778. First edition. 4to. (iii-xvi), iv, 199, (1) pp, bound without the half title. Contemporary roan boards, sometime rebacked with matching corners and renewed endpapers, gilt lettered red spine label. 9 plates over 5 leaves, one of which are folding. Two full page plates with slight loss of print (but no significant detail) to the lower edge, three plates with small, mostly marginal, annotations.

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        Pozsonban [Pozsony]: Landerer Mihály' költségével, és bet?ivel, [1778]. 93, (3) p.

      Landerer Mihály' költségével, és bet?ivel, Pozsonban [Pozsony] 1778 - In contemporary cardboard covered in blue paper. First Hungarian edition. 93, (3) p. First Hungarian edition of Voltaire's tragedy, "Le fanatisme, ou Mahomet le Prophete". Voltaire five-act tragedy was written in 1736, premiered in 1741 and the first pirate editions appeared in 1742 while the first authorized edition was published in 1743 (Amsterdam, Ledet). Antal Zechenter, known for his translations of mostly French plays, among them Voltaire's Adélaïde du Guesclin, Corneille's Horace and Racine's Mithridate. Foreword by György Bessenyei. Signature C is somewhat loose. Otherwise firm and clean. A fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Pratica di Agrimensura, stereometria, e gnonomica nella quale si prommuove l"uso di uno strumento fra tutti gli adoperati dagli Agrimensori il più semplice, ed il più sicuro. Lucca, Francesco Bonsignori, 1778.

      Bonsignori, 1778. in-8, pp. (8), IX-XXIV, 198, (2), 2 tav. ripieg. f.t., leg. mod. ad imitazione antica, m. pelle, ti. oro su tassello al dorso. Interessante opera divisa in tre parti. il libro I tratta dell'Agrimensura, il II della Stereometria, il III della Gnomonica Bell'esemplare con qualche piccola arrossatura.

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        Erdbeschreibung der Hessischen Lande (3 Bände)

      Kassel, Verlag des Waisenhauses, 1778/80. - Casselischen Antheiles mit Anmerkungen aus der Geschichte und aus Urkunden erläutert. 13 Blatt, 452 Seiten, 1 Blatt; 9 Blatt, Seiten (453)-908, 30 Blatt (Register), 1 Blatt; 9 Blatt, 526 Seiten, 20 Blatt (Register), 4 Blatt, sehr schöne geflammte Lederbände der Zeit mit reicher Rückenvergoldung und goldgeprägten Rückenschildern, goldgeprägten Deckelfileten und Initialen „G.v.S." auf den Deckeln sowie Kantenvergoldung und Goldschnitt, 18,5 x 11,5 cm, Band 1 mit Fleck aud dem hinteren Einbanddeckel, sonst gut erhalten.

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        ASMUS omnia sua SECUM portans oder Sämmtliche Werke des Wandsbecher Bothen. I bis VI Theil in 5 Bänden.

      Breslau, Löwe;, Kl.-8°, Hardcover/Pappeinband Pappeinband der Zeit mit Bandzahl auf Buchrücken. Band 1): I.und II. Theil: Beym Verfasser, und in Commission bey Gottlieb Löwe in Breßlau, 177(?), XVI, 232 S. 3 Kupfer, 1 ganzseit.Holzschnitt. Band 2): III. Theil: Beym Verfasser, und in Commission bey Gottlieb Löwe in Breßlau (1778). VIII, 198, IX-X S. 4 ganzseit. Kupfer (Chodowiecki u. Schellenberg) 2 ganzseit.Holzschn., 1 Textkupfer, 2 Textholzschn. Band 3): IV.Theil, (1783). VI, 264 S. 6 ganzseit.Kupfer Chodowiecki), 8 Textholzschn. Band 4): V.Theil. Beym Verfasser, und in Commission bey Carl Ernst Bohn in Hamburg (1790). VIII, 224 S. 1 ganzseit. Kupfer. Band 5): VI. Theil. Beym Verfasser, und in Commission bey Friedr.Perthes & C. in Hamburg (1798). 212 (nicht 312) S., Noten. Einband bestoßen u. brieben, innen kauf stockfleckig, insgesamt gutes Exemplar. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Deutsche Literatur vor 1900, Erste Ausgabe deutschen Autoren

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        Thesaurus dissertationum, programmatum, aliorumque opusculorum selectissimorum, ad omnem medicinae ambitum pertinentium. Collegit, editit, et necessarios indices adjunxit Eduardus Sandifort.

      Rotterdam, Henri Beman, 1768-1778. - 3 Bände 4°. XV, 572 S.; XV, 575 S.; 3 n.n. Bl., 623 S. Mit 25 gestochenen Tafeln. Interims-Pappbände der Zeit. Blake 400. - Waller 8548. - Erste Ausgabe. - Sammlung von 66 Dissertationen, darunter Sandifords eigene "de pelvi, eujsque in partu dilatatione", sowie Arbeiten von - Tissot. - Heinrich August Wrisberg. - Heinrich Palmatius Leveling u.a. Die Mehrzahl der Arbeiten behandeln Themen aus Sandiforts Spezialgebiet der Pathologischen Anatomie. - Sandifort (1742 - 1814) war Nachfolger von Albinus als Anatom in Leiden. "Der Vater der pathologischen Iconographie" (Hirsch). - Leicht stockfleckig. 2 Bände an den Kapitalen angerissen. - Sehr breitrandiges, unbeschnittenes Exemplar. - Selten.

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        Travels through the interior parts of North America in the years 1766, 1767, and 1768`

      London: Printed for the author and sold by J. Walter, 1778. FIRST EDITION. Complete with all blanks. With 2 folding engraved maps and 4 engraved plates. Contemporary calf, rebacked, morocco spine label; very small tear to folded crease on first map, some browning and soiling of leaves, but overall a good copy from the library of Hugh Montgomerie (1739-1819), 12th Earl of Eglinton, Scottish peer, politician, and well known composer, with his armorial bookplate. First edition. Carver's work, a classic of American travel, is one of the earliest and best accounts of pre-Revolution exploration. He "penetrated farther into the West than any other English explorer before the Revolution" (Howes). Part of a small expedition to map uncharted territory west of the Mississippi, he visited many of the Native American groups residing in the area. "His positive, though generalized, portrayal of their manners and customs helped dispel the eighteenth-century image of Indians as savages. In some cases Carver's is the earliest description published of the Sioux and Chippewa groups he encountered" (Mary B. Davis, Huntington Free Library). In addition to his comments on the natural history and the Native Americans of the West, this work contains the first published mention of the word "Oregon." Carver's book helped to stimulate curiosity about routes to the Pacific.Carver (1710-1780) was an explorer, mapmaker, author, and one of the first white men to explore and map areas of Minnesota and Wisconsin, including what later became Carcer Country. He kept a detailed journal account of his expedition to discover a Northwest Passage to the Pacific Ocean which became the focal point of his writing. After failing to find money to publish his journal, Carver went to London. He left his wife and seven children never to see them again. Although his journal(see above) was received with praise and popularity, he never received any money for his book and died in poverty. Howes, C215; Sabin, 11184.

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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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        Fausts Leben dramatisirt.

      Mannheim, Schwan. 1778 - Erster Theil (=alles Erschienene). 8°. 163 S., mit gestochener Titelvignette. Halbleder im Stil der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung und Rückenschild. Erste Ausgabe, selten. - Goed. IV, 346, 11 b; Slg. Borst 367; Brieger 1807; Rümann 778; Kippenberg I, 2336; MNE II 56; Henning I, 2996; Engel 648. - Ungefähr zur selben Zeit wie Goethes Faust entstandenes Prosastück zum gleichen Thema. Ursprünglich auf 5 Teile konzipiert, veröffentlichte, der durch seinen Beruf als Maler Müller bekannte Autor jedoch nur den ersten Teil. Ganz im Sinne des Sturm und Drang ist Faust nun der genialische Kraftmensch, dem alles, was die Gesellschaft ihm bietet, nicht genügen kann. - Interessant ist die gestochene Titelvignette der drei diskutierenden Juden von Müller. - Leicht stockfleckig, unbeschnittenes Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Travels through the interior parts of North America in the years 1766, 1767, and 1768`

      Printed for the author and sold by J. Walter, London 1778 - Complete with all blanks. With 2 folding engraved maps and 4 engraved plates. Contemporary calf, rebacked, morocco spine label; very small tear to folded crease on first map, some browning and soiling of leaves, but overall a good copy from the library of Hugh Montgomerie (1739-1819), 12th Earl of Eglinton, Scottish peer, politician, and well known composer, with his armorial bookplate. First edition. Carver's work, a classic of American travel, is one of the earliest and best accounts of pre-Revolution exploration. He "penetrated farther into the West than any other English explorer before the Revolution" (Howes). Part of a small expedition to map uncharted territory west of the Mississippi, he visited many of the Native American groups residing in the area. "His positive, though generalized, portrayal of their manners and customs helped dispel the eighteenth-century image of Indians as savages. In some cases Carver's is the earliest description published of the Sioux and Chippewa groups he encountered" (Mary B. Davis, Huntington Free Library). In addition to his comments on the natural history and the Native Americans of the West, this work contains the first published mention of the word "Oregon." Carver's book helped to stimulate curiosity about routes to the Pacific.Carver (1710-1780) was an explorer, mapmaker, author, and one of the first white men to explore and map areas of Minnesota and Wisconsin, including what later became Carcer Country. He kept a detailed journal account of his expedition to discover a Northwest Passage to the Pacific Ocean which became the focal point of his writing. After failing to find money to publish his journal, Carver went to London. He left his wife and seven children never to see them again. Although his journal(see above) was received with praise and popularity, he never received any money for his book and died in poverty. Howes, C215; Sabin, 11184. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Het Vogelconcert - naar Frans Snyders, 1778.

      ?A Concert of Birds?. Mezzotint vervaardigd door Richard Earlom naar het schilderij van Frans Snyders, uitgegeven door John Boydell te Londen 1778. In de tijd met de hand gekleurd. Afm. 41,5 x 57,5 cm.Met zijn schilderij bood Frans Snyders rond 1640 bij uitstek de gelegenheid om zijn kunsten als schilder van dieren te demonstreren. Niet minder dan 27 inheemse en exotische vogelsoorten gaf hij weer ? en hij voegde er voor de aardigheid nog een vleermuis aan toe. Het idee van zo?n bijeenkomst van vogels stamt uit een fabel van de Griekse schrijver Aisopos, De uil en de vogels. In dit verhaal waarschuwt de uil de overige vogel voor de gevaren, zoals de mistletoe die de lijm voortbrengt om vogels te vangen en het vlas waarvan touw voor vangnetten wordt gemaakt. Maar de vogels lachen erom en komen pas veel later tot inzicht dat de wijze uil gelijk had.Snyders gebruikte hier alleen de dieren uit de fabel en liet de moralistische les weg. Hij schilderde de uil in het midden op een tak, met daaronder een boekje met bladmuziek. Hiermee maakte hij de nachtvogel tot dirigent van een vogel orkest, dat piepend en krassend een concert geeft.Onder de prent staat dat het schilderij ?at the Breakfast Room at Houghton? hangt. Houghton Hall was de residentie van Sir Robert Walpole, de eerste premier van Groot Brittanni?. Met een oog voor kunst had Sir Robert een schitterende collectie aangelegd, maar gaf zoveel geld uit dat hij bij zijn overlijden een enorme schuld achterliet. Na mislukte pogingen om de collectie aan de staat te verkopen voor de geplande National Gallery, was de familie genoodzaakt om in 1779 een groot aantal schilderijen aan Catharina de Grote te verkopen. Het vogelconcert van Frans Snyders (in de tijd toegeschreven aan de Italiaanse barok schilder Mario di Fiori) waarnaar deze prent gemaakt is, hangt sindsdien in de Hermitage.Prijs: ?1.450,-.

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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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        Essai sur l'histoire de la maison d'Autriche

      Chez Moutard 1778 - - Chez Moutard, A 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 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. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] 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. viij, xxix (1) 492pp. (2) et viij, 559pp. et xij, 416pp. et xviij, 574pp. (1) et xij, 532pp. et xij, 479pp. (3) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        Bloemstilleven naar Jan van Huysum, 1778.

      ?A Flower Piece?, mezzotint vervaardigd door Richard Earlom naar het ontwerp van Jan van Huysum, uitgegeven door John Boydell te Londen 25 juni 1778. Later met de hand gekleurd. Afm. (afb.): 40 x 50,5 cm. Afm. (lijst): 68 x 88 cm.Bloemstilleven in een barokke vaas versierd met putti. Van Huysum bracht het in de 18de eeuw zeer geliefde genre van bloemstilleven tot nieuwe hoogten. In plaats van de gebruikelijke donkere achtergrond gebuikte hij een lichtgekleurde met een parklandschap, zodat het lijkt alsof de bloemen buiten op een balustrade staan. Vlinders fladderen rond het prachtig gecomponeerde boeket, een nestje met eieren ligt op de rand naast de vaas. Het stuk is uiterst getrouw naar de natuur weergegeven, geen vlekje, dauwdruppel of insect ontbreekt.Immerzeel schrijft in 1843: ?Van Huijsum (1682-1749) is tot aan de uiterste grenzen der kunstwereld bekend als de eerste bloem- en vruchtschilder, die bestaan heeft.? Hierin ontwikkelde hij ?zijne we?rgalooze genie. Hij vond te meer toejuiching en aanmoediging, omdat er in die dagen zoo hartstogtelijk werk gemaakt werd van schoone en zeldzame bloemen. De liefhebbers en kweekers van bloemen en vruchten te Haarlem, bevlijtigden zich om hem de uitgelezenste bloemen en fruiten toe te zenden. Hij wist deze keurige voortbrengselen in zijne altijd rijke ordonnanties oordeelkundig en met den meesten smaak onderling zaam te schikken, en niet zoo als zijne voorgangeren plagten te doen, dezelve altijd tegen donkere achtergronden te schilderen.? ?Zijne schilderijen, die als om strijd tot opluistering van alle vorstelijke galerijen gezocht werden, kostten bij zijn leven reeds duizend en anderhalf duizend gulden.?Earlom (1743-1822) was in zijn tijd een toonaangevende Britse mezzotint graveur. Hij graveerde naar tekeningen van Claude Lorrain en maakte portretten naar oude meesters als Rembrandt, Poussin, Guercino en Rubens. Naast werk van Van Huijsum, reproduceerde hij andere belangrijke bloemenschilders als Jan van Os en Robert John Thornton.Het schilderij van Jan van Huysum waarnaar deze mezzotint werd vervaardigd, zat oorspronkelijk in de collectie van Sir Robert Walpole (de eerste premier van Groot Brittanni?) en is later, in 1779, door zijn kleinzoon verkocht aan Catharina de Grote en hangt thans in de Hermitage.Prijs: ?2.250,- (incl. lijst).

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        Utrecht plattegrond - Van Schoonhoven.

      UTRECHT OPGEMETEN DOOR BEGAAFDE WEESKINDEREN?Platte grond der Stad Utrecht vertonende alle Gragten, Straaten, Steegen, Gangen, Markten, en plaatsen der openbare Gebouwen??, kopergavure uitgegeven door Johannes van Schoonhoven in 1778 in een oplage van 400 exemplaren. Later met de hand gekleurd. Afm. 59,5 x 94 cm.De kaart is vervaardigd door een drietal weeskinderen uit de Fundatie van Renswoude. Deze 18e-eeuwse instelling, waar begaafde weeskinderen van 15 jaar en ouder hun opleiding kregen is te beschouwen als voorloper van de Middelbare Technische School, waar ook landmeetkundig en cartografisch onderricht gegeven werd. Voor de kaart werd de stad gedurende drie jaar volledig nieuw opgemeten. Reinier Vinkeles maakte de koperplaat met cartouches. In de gang van het gebouw van de Fundatie van Renswoude hangt nog altijd een oorspronkelijk voorontwerp. Het is de eerste kaart van Utrecht die de namen van straten en stegen in een legenda vermeldt, opgesomd in oostelijk, midden en westelijk gedeelte van de stad.Prijs: ?2.250,- (BTW margeregeling, excl. lijst).

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        New York and New Jersey - Homann Heirs, 1778.

      FINE MAP OF NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY, MADE DURING THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR ?Mappa Geographica Provinciae Novae Eboraci ab Anglis New York dictae... cura C. J. Sauthier cui accedit Nova Jersey...?, copper engraved map on two joined sheets. Original hand colouring with later additions, publised in Nuremberg by Homann Heirs in 1778. Size: 73,5 x 58,5 cm.The map is derivative of Claude Joseph Sauthier?s (1736-1802) greatest production, a large manuscript map of the provinces of New York and New Jersey which was first published on three sheets in 1776. That map also included details taken from Bernard Ratzer?s survey of New Jersey. Sauthier continued to improve his manuscript during the first years of the Revolution, and in 1779 it was published again, but on six sheets. 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. It is a great 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 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.Our 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.Price: ?1.650,- (excl. VAT/BTW).

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        La vérité rétablie

      Bound in full red morocco, flat spine decorated with jewels, pattern Star and flower, castors and golden lace, as an exhibit in black morocco, triple net gilded frame of the boards, gilded finials corner, gold badge in the center boards representing the papal coat of arms of Pius VI ( "gules money Zephyr blowing on a natural bouquet of lilies lying on a plain Vert, a chief argent three gold stars"). Fine golden hatching affixed roll on turns, double frame golden hatching on contreplats. Very small wormhole leading back, two small gaps without gravity on the cuts, smaller galleries to the second contreplat and last flyleaf, Central wetness on the second cover page, wetting coaching the second contreplat. All edges gilt.Bookplate applied in relief as buffer on the second page of custody and bearing the inscription "The e Visconte The enor".The book is presented as a succession of new criticism against theologians who, according to the author, abandoning spirituality to prefer materialism considered dangerous. willingly mocking, tone of Louis Etienne de La Croix is ​​virulent attack when naming the two professors, one member of the prestigious theological faculty of the Sorbonne. This bellicose position potentially explains the rarity of this book. It is particularly interesting, in that case found that Pius VI had possessed a copy with a binder bearing his weapons. The pontiff is placed symbolically on the side of a theological tradition based on the transcendence of God's word and God the principle of all things, even human thought. Pope died in exile in Valencia following the occupation of Rome by French troops, he saw his rule overshadowed by growing tension with revolutionary France; This binding to the papal arms shines in a new light his pontificate and we part on information in its decision-theological positions.Rare book set in an elegant binding in full red morocco struck with the arms of Pius VI. [s.n.] [s.l] 1778 in-12 (9,5x16cm) (4) 442pp.(4) relié

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        Das Grab des Aberglaubens. Erste, Zweyte, Dritte und Vierte Sammlung [kmpl.]. Erstausg.

      Frankfurt u. Leipzig, bey J. B. Mezler, 1777-1778. - 4 Bll., 226 S., mit gest. Frontispiz u. Titelkupfer / 256 S., mit Titelvignette // 2 Bll., 252 S., mit Titelvignette / 2 Bll., 252 S., mit Titelvignette, 8°, Pappbände d. Zt. mit Rückenschild u. Rotschnitt (2 Bde.) Ackermann V/829; Grässe BS.2; Rosenthal 1687; Klinckowstroem 75: "Sehr vorsichtiges, im Ganzen ablehnendes Urteil über die Wünschelrute Verfasser beruft sich auf Krüger (1746)." - Reichhaltiges Matetrial, u.a. über: Selbstmörder; Von Verwünschungen; Träume; Wahrsagerey; Aberglaubische Meinungen welche in Dänemark u. Norden im Schwange gehen; Von Ahnungen; Cometen; Von blauen Feuern oder Irrwischen; Bleygiessen; Von der Todtenuhr; Die Art u. Weise, die Todten heraufzurufen; Von den Wehrwölfen, Alpdrücken u. Wechselbälgen; Gibt es Gespenster?; Nordlichter; Von der Wahrsagerey der Zigeuner durch Chiromantie; Die Wünschelruthe; Von dem Teufel; Blut- u. Schwefelregen; Der Aberglaube in China u. Japan; Abergläubische Zeiten, Wörter u. Amulette. - Einbände etwas bestossen u. beschabt; beide Innendeckel mit Aufkleber "Büchersammlung von Ph. Nathusius"; die ersten Titel mit kl. Signatur; ein Bd. zw. den Sammlungen mit gering aufgeplatztem Gelenk, tlw. leicht braunfleckig; vereinzelt Bleistiftanstreichungen, sonst gute Expl. mit fester Bindung. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Hans-Jürgen Lange]
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        Die Hausmutter in allen ihren Geschäfften (5 Bände).

      Leipzig, Junius, 1. Ausgabe 1778/81. - Mit 2 gefalteten Tabellen, Kalbslederbände der Zeit mit reicher Rückenvergoldung, 19 x 12 cm, Die dekorativen Einbände nur leicht berieben, Band 1 unten am Rücken mit kleiner ersetzter Fehlstelle, kleiner Stempel auf den Vorsätzen und den Titelblättern, innen gleichmäßig etwas gebräunt. (Haushofer ín der NDB) : „Germershausen, Pastor in Schlalach, ist der letzte Repräsentant der eigentlichen Hausväterliteratur in Deutschland, sie ist mit ihm „am besten abzuschließen" (von Frauendorfer). Als sein Hauptwerk ist aber nicht der „Hausvater" anzusehen, sondern die 1777-81 erschienene „Hausmutter". Dieses Werk nimmt in der ganzen landwirtschaftlichen Literatur vor und nach Germershausen „eine gewisse mutterrechtliche Mittelstellung ein" (Schmidlin). Germershausen hat die bisher einen Teil der Hausväter-Literatur bildende ländliche Hauswirtschaft damit zum ersten Male systematisch verselbständigt. Das Werk steht im Dienst der Autarkie des Gutshaushalts (Kochen, Schlachten, Backen, Seifensieden, Lichterziehen, Spinnen, Weben, Hausbrauen und so weiter), umfaßt aber auch eine Lehre der Kindererziehung, der Führung des Gesindes und so weiter. Germershausen wirkt noch bei den Kameralisten nach, während die folgende Schule der „Rationellen Landwirtschaft" Thaers die Hauswirtschaft gänzlich aus ihrem Lehrgebäude ausschaltet; die Landfrau kommt bei Thaer und seinen Schülern nicht mehr vor. Trotz dieser, auf ein Menschenalter beschränkten unmittelbaren Nachwirkung kann Germershausen als Vorläufer der wissenschaftlich betriebenen ländlichen Hauswirtschaft und der home economics des 20. Jahrhunderts gelten".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat H. Carlsen]
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        Pensées sur la Tactique, et la Stratégique ou vrais Principes de la Science Militaire.

      de l'Imprimerie Royale, 1778. Cm. 27,5, pp. (112) 359; (4) 55 (1) + una carta d'errata. Grande vignetta al frontespizio e 30 tavole ripiegate fuori testo stampate su carta forte. Legatura del tempo in cart. marmorizzata. Esemplare genuino, marginoso e con poche arrossture, in buono stato di conservazione. La prima parte titola: "Pensées sur la Tactique, et la Stratégique", segue il testo dei "Considérations sur la Guerre de 1769 entre les Russes et les Turcs". Opera interessante e munita di un ricco apparato iconografico con raffigurazioni di ordini di battaglia, disposizioni delle truppe, soldati di vari corpi militari, battaglioni, movimenti di truppe, di una pianta della battaglia del 20-21 novembre 1759 combattuta a Maxen, in Sassonia, della battaglia di Praga del 6 maggio 1757 in cui i prussiani di Federico II sbaragliarono gli austriaci, della battaglia di Kollin del 18 giugno 1757, di quella di Leuthen del 5 dicembre dello stesso anno, di quella di Süptitz e di Torgau del 3 novembre 1760, di quella di Breslau del 22 novembre 1757,di quella di Hochkirch del 14 ottobre 1758,di quella di Lignitz del 15 agosto 1760; le ultime due tavv. sono di cartografia del Canavese ("Carte d'une partie du Piémont") e del corso del fiume Dnestr "deouis Kornuauka jusq'à Ladowa" de Bog dalla sua fonte sino a Landijczin, per servire d'aiuto alla localizzazione delle battaglie tra russi e ottomani nel 1769. Seconda edizione, di molto aumentata rispetto alla prima che era apparsa nel 1768 con sole 12 tavole.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        The History Of America.

      1778 - London, Chez W.Strahan & T.Cadell. Seconde Edition. COMPLET en 2 Volumes In-4. XXII+492 + 535+VII+143p. Plein veau d'époque, dos à nerfs, titrage et tomaison direct dorés. Roulettes d'encadrement dorée sur les plats et les coupes. Tranches jaspées. Bien complet de ses 4 cartes et d'une planche dépliante. Ex-Libris. Dos restaurés, coins émoussés et légères tâches sur les plats néanmoins belle édition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Quillet]
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        Les Aventures de Télémaque, Fils d’Ulisse Nouvelle édition aufgmentée et corrigée sur le manuscrit originale de l’auteur avec les notes et des remarques pour l’intelligence de la mythologie et de ce poëme. (bound with): Directiones Pour La Conscience D'Un Roi, Composees Pour L'Instruction de Louis de France, Duc de Bourgogne.

      Leiden, J. de Wetstein, 1778 - 2vols, 12mo, pp. (1-4), (i)-xxxvi, (1)-451,(452) blank; (i-iv), (1)-427, (428), 10 engraved plates, folding map. (bound with): Directions pour la Conscience d’un Roi, Composees pour L’instruction de Louis de France, Duc de Bourgogne [pp. 301-392] (&) La Sagesse Humaine ou Le Portrait d’un Honnete-Homme [pp. 393-404] (&) Les Aventures d’Aristonous [pp. 405-427]. Original full mottled calf, rebacked, marbled edges & end-papers. Backs in 5 panels, 4 raised bands, original lettering pieces laid-down. Very good with wear to edges & corners. Sheets & plates crisp & clean, unmarked, complete. H4042 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: J & J House Booksellers, ABAA]
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        Untersuchung und Beleuchtung der sogenannten biblischen Dämonologie, die mit Herrn D. Semlers Anhange herausgekommen ist. Erstausg.

      Danzig, bey J. H. Flörke, 1778. - 4 Bll., 348 S., mit gest. Titelvignette, 8°, Neueres Halbleinen VD 18, 10171207. - Inhalt: Allgemeine Anmerkungen über die Lehre vom Teufel (S.1-68); Untersuchung der Stellen im N.T., in welchen des Teufels und Satans gedacht wird (S.69-187); Von den Dämonen u. von dämonischen Menschen (S.188-301); D. Johann Salomon Semlers Anhang zu dem Versuch einer biblischen Dämonologie (S.302-348). - Der anoyme Autor bezieht sich auf den 1776 erschienenen Titel "Versuch über die Dämonischen des Neuen Testamentes. Aus dem Englischen übersetzt von L. F. A. von Cölln. Nebst einer Vorrede D. Joh. Sal. Semlers" des britischen Theologen Hugh Farmer (1714-1787), ohne ihn als Verfasser zu nennen. Im Gegensatz zu Farmer u. dem dtsch. Aufklärungstheologen Johann Salomo Semler (1725-1791) verteidigt das vorliegende Werk die Existenz der Dämonen. Semler hatte schon 1762 seine "Umständliche Untersuchung der dämonischen Leute oder so genanten Besessenen" veröffentlicht, die ebenfalls wegen seiner aufklärerischen Haltung angegriffen wurde. - Einband u. einige Seiten leicht fleckig (letztere auch mit einigen kl. Rundstempeln); vier Blatt im Bund verstärkt, sonst ein gutes Expl. - Von ungewöhnlicher Provenienz, Titelrückseite gestempelt: "Schriftumsbearbeitung `H` 18. Nov. 1935" (Heinrich Himmler erließ 1935 im SS Hauptamt den "Hexen-Sonderauftrag" zur Schaffung einer Hexenkartothek. Das "H" steht wie bei Vergleichsexpl. für "Hexe"). [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Hans-Jürgen Lange]
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        Stadtplan; darüber Gesamtansicht von Bad Meinberg; unter dem Blatt Erklärungen ('Meinberger Gesundbrunnen im Grundris und Prospect').

      - Kupferstich b. Meyer in Lemgo, 1778, 42,5 x 41

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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        Utrecht plattegrond - Van Schoonhoven.

      UTRECHT OPGEMETEN DOOR BEGAAFDE WEESKINDEREN?Platte grond der Stad Utrecht vertonende alle Gragten, Straaten, Steegen, Gangen, Markten, en plaatsen der openbare Gebouwen??, kopergavure uitgegeven door Johannes van Schoonhoven in 1778 in een oplage van 400 exemplaren. Later met de hand gekleurd. Afm. 59,5 x 94 cm.De kaart is vervaardigd door een drietal weeskinderen uit de Fundatie van Renswoude. Deze 18e-eeuwse instelling, waar begaafde weeskinderen van 15 jaar en ouder hun opleiding kregen is te beschouwen als voorloper van de Middelbare Technische School, waar ook landmeetkundig en cartografisch onderricht gegeven werd. Voor de kaart werd de stad gedurende drie jaar volledig nieuw opgemeten. Reinier Vinkeles maakte de koperplaat met cartouches. In de gang van het gebouw van de Fundatie van Renswoude hangt nog altijd een oorspronkelijk voorontwerp. Het is de eerste kaart van Utrecht die de namen van straten en stegen in een legenda vermeldt, opgesomd in oostelijk, midden en westelijk gedeelte van de stad.Prijs: ?2.250,- (BTW margeregeling, excl. lijst).

      [Bookseller: Inter-Antiquariaat MEFFERDT & DE JONGE]
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