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

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

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        TRATADO DE LAS AGUAS TERMALES DE TRILLO. COMPREHENDE LA ANTIGUEDAD, Y LA SITUACION DE TRILLO: LA DESCRIPCION DE SUS BAÑOS: LA DE SUS PLANTAS, Y MINERALES: LA ANALÍSIS DE LAS AGUAS: LAS CURACIONES, Y CASOS ADVERSOS: EL MÉTODO DE USARLAS: Y LA DISTANCIA, Ó RUTA DESDE MADRID.

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

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

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

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        Essai sur l'histoire de la maison d'Autriche

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

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

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

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

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

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        Voyage de Cook (Atlas)

      . 1778 - c. 1778. 4to. In French. With 65 copper engraved views & folding maps. Original spine laid down on early quarter calf and papered boards. Appears to be complete, with consecutive numbering. Contains very good dark impressions of the copper engravings, maps of the Southern Hemisphere (Astral) showing Cook, Furneaux & earlier voyagers¿ tracks, New Caledonia/New Hebrides, Port Sandwich/Tanna, Norfolk Island, Terra De Feu, Terra Del Fuego/Patagonia, Iles De La Georgie, Iles de Harvey/Savage & Port Praya etc. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Vaso di marmo

      1778 - Acquaforte e bulino, circa 1778, firmata in lastra in basso a destra. Magnifica prova, impressa sulla tipica carta coeva pesante, con filigrana "scudo con leone rampante", contromarca della filigrana "Bracciano" (Robison 59, databile tra il 1770 ed il 1790), con ampli margini, in eccellente stato di conservazione. Il vaso fu ritrovato nel 1702, sempre a Villa Adriana, appartenente alla collezione Hayward, dedicato al Cavalier Maria Carlo Giuseppe di Pougens. Vasi Candelabri Cippi Sarcophagi Tripodi Lucerne ed ornamenti antichi. L’opera può essere considerata come un’aggiunta alla Diverse maniere d’adornare i camini, uscita nove anni prima, ed è un compendio di suppellettili romane, scelte tra le diverse membra dell’antichità. Apparsa postuma alla morte dell’artista nel 1778, contiene alcuni fogli del figlio Francesco, e può ritenenersi come il completamento del nuovo linguaggio neo-antico del Piranesi. Le forme che vengono scelte dall’artista furono il prototipo ideale dell’arredamento tra Sette e Ottocento, anticipando il neoclassicismo, ed ebbero un grande eco in tutta Europa, specialmente nei paesi anglosassoni. Tuttavia sembra palese che in questa opera, al contrario di quanto proposto nei Camini, egli non volesse proporre un modello ornamentale, ma sia semplicemente un suo omaggio frutto della rimeditazione sugli avanzi della grandezza imperiale di Roma. L’immediato successo della serie, nella sensibilità romantica dell’Europa napoleonica, vede trasformarsi queste are, lucerne, tripodi in modelli di legno, ceramica o metallo, creando un gusto d’arredamento domestico ispirato dagli ordini classici. Da sottolineare pure la grande importanza, dal punto di vista archeologico, delle singole opere. Il Piranesi infatti indica sempre l’ubicazione dei reperti da lui rappresentati, fornendo in alcuni casi anche la provenienza, creando un vero e proprio catalogo dei reperti archeologici. Etching and engraving, circa 1778, signed at lower right. Magnificent proof, with good contrast and sharp details, printed on contemporary laid paper, with "Bracciano" watermark (Robison 59), wide margins, in very good conditions. Focillon 616, Wilton Ely 903 Dimensioni 425 670mm [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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

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

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

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

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        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]

      [Bookseller: B & L Rootenberg Rare Books, ABAA]
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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,-.

      [Bookseller: Inter-Antiquariaat MEFFERDT & DE JONGE]
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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 .

      [Bookseller: Nick Bikoff, Bookseller]
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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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