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        La Richesse de la Hollande, ouvrage dans lequel on expofe l'origine du commerce et de la puissance des Hollandois [...].

      Aux dépens de la Compagnie 1778 "Ouvrage dans lequel on expofe l'origine du commerce et de la puissance des Hollandois; l'accroiffement fucceffif de leur commerce & de leur navigation; les caufes qui ont contribué à leurs progrès, celles qui tendent à les détruire; & les moyens qui peuvent fervir à les relever". Ouvrage anonyme de Jacques ACCARIAS DE SERIONNE (1706 - 1792), économiste et publiciste dauphinois qui fut agent autrichien aux Pays - Bas de 1757 à 1769 (Barbier lui attribue par erreur le prénom Joseph). Français

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        Lyrische Bluhmenlese. (I.-V. –) VI. – IX. Buch. In zwei Bänden. Mit zwei gestochenen Titel- und achtzehn Textvignetten (J.W. MEIL inv. et sc.).

      Leipzig, bey Weidmanns Erben und Reich 1774 – 1778 - XVI, 444 S., (6) Bll.; XXXII, 404 S., (6) Bll. Halbpergamentbände d.Zt. mit vergoldetem Rückentitel auf farbigem Grund. Leicht fleckig, Pergament leicht angestaubt, etwas berieben. - Erste Ausgabe (Goedeke IV,183,71; Dorn, Meil 288 – 298 u. 339 – 347; Lanck./Oehler II,81 u. Abb.121-124; Rümann, 18.J. 895). – Nahezu fleckfreies Exemplar der besten Ausgabe auf holländ. Papier. Alte handschriftl. Aufzählung der enthaltenen Bücher (I. – V.) a.d. Titel von Bd.1, alte handschriftl. Sigle a.d. Titelrückseiten, ebda Stempel „Goethehaus Straßburg“. - Das Goethe-Haus wurde 1941 von der deutschen Besatzung eingerichtet und sollte nach dem Krieg in das in Goethes Wohnhaus einzurichtende Museum zum Andenken an Goethes Zeit in Straßburg übergehen. Schwerpunkt der Bibliothek sollte die deutsche Literatur der 1770er Jahre sein. In der relevanten Literatur finde ich keinen Hinweis darauf, aus welchen Quellen die Bücher dafür stammten, ebensowenig in den vorliegenden Bänden einen auf Vorbesitzer. In den zwei Jahren bis zur Eröffnung des Goethe-Hauses 1943 war der Bestand auf 20 000 Bände angewachsen, eine Anzahl, die Zweifel an durchgehend legalem Erwerb hervorrufen muss. Anders als bei den für elsässische Museen konfiszierten Gemälden und Kunstgegenständen ist (mir) über Restitutionsforderungen in Bezug auf Bücher nichts bekannt. (Vgl. T.F.Rosebrock. Kurt Martin und das Musée des Beaux Arts Strasbourg, Berlin 2012, passim). Frisches Exemplar der Vorzugsausgabe dieser Sammlung, die wegen der Vignetten MEILs als eines der schönsten illustrierten Bücher und Höhepunkt seines Schaffens gilt. RAMLER, der „Literaturpapst“ seiner Zeit verwendete und „glättete“ für die Anthologie Gedichte zahlreicher älterer und neuerer Dichter, ohne sie je namentlich zu nennen, darunter LESSING, MENDELSSOHN u.v.a. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ueber die Vernunft. 262 S. Broschur d. Z. (Rückendeckel mit kl. Loch).

      Berlin, Christian Friedrich Voß, 1778. - Außerordentlich seltene erste Ausgabe. Hennings' philosophischer Freund Moses Mendelssohn zu der Schrift, die wiederum Emilie v. Schimmelmann gewidmet ist: "Es ist ein Wort zu seiner Zeit geredet, denn m. E. hat die Vernunft noch nie so sehr einer Apologie bedurft, als in diesem philosophischen Jahrhundert" (zit. nach J. Hild, A. Hennings, S. 34). Hennings vertritt seine Auffassung, die der wahrhaften Verpflichtung des verantwortungsbewussten Menschen, in der Hoffnung, damit auf die Denkungsart der Kopenhagener Kreise einzuwirken, die – nach Hennings – ihr Interesse mehr in der Vergangenheit und bei fremden Völkern suchten und daher den Blick für die alltäglichen Erfordernisse ihrer Umgebung, für Ordnung und Arbeitsamkeit verlören. Diese Schrift wurde jedoch damals kaum wahrgenommen. – Anfangs wasserrandig, letzte Seiten etwas sporfleckig. Unbeschnitten. – Seit 1950 kein Exemplar im JAP. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Isaiah. A New Translation; With a Preliminary Dissertation, and Notes Critical, Philological and Explanatory

      London: Printed by J. Nichols for J. Dodsley and T. Cadell, 1778 - 4to, contemporary calf (neatly rebacked, preserving the original spine), gilt rules and lettering. Final leaf of errata present. ? A fine scholarly translation of the Book of Isaiah, replete with extensive annotations, by Robert Lowth (1710-1787), noted Biblical scholar. See the DNB online. Edges a little rubbed, but a very handsome copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      A Maestricht, chez Jean-Edme Dufour & Philippe Roux, Imprimeurs-Libraires associés, 1778. - In-4, demi-reliure à coins du XIXe siècle marron, dos à nerfs orné d'une fine roulette dorée, fleurons dorés, pièce de titre en maroquin noir, écu rouge et noir, avec un lion couronné sur écu rouge et noir, plats flammés assortis, tranches rouges, gardes coquillées, 1f. bl., 191pp, les six dernières représentant les alphabets: hébraïque, arabe du Père Metoscita, phénicien, les deux dernières dépliantes comprennent: les lettres Persiennes, Arabiques, Africaines, Turques & Tartariennes, publiées par Sigismond Fante, & d'après lui par Geoffroy Tory en 1526; la dernière: Lettres Chaldaïques, publiées par Sigismond Fante & Geoffroy Tory + 6 planches gravées en taille-douce par Tardieu dont un grande dépl. Coiffes et coins un peu frottés, bel état intérieur, bel ex. de cet ouvrage rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Li 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) + Prefazioneavec en-tête gravée) + 36 p. (explication des planches) (page 1 avec une grande ill. gravée d?un ?Volcan en eruption, 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 gravée + 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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        A Pair: [Morning], [Evening]

      London: Published by J. Watts, Dealer in Prints & Drawings opposite the Mews Gate Charing Cross, 1778. Mezzotints. Printed on laid watermarked paper. In excellent condition. [Morning] Image size: 9 1/2 x 13 7/8 inches. Plate mark: 10 x 13 7/8 inches. Sheet size: 10 5/8 x 14 7/8 inches. [Evening] Image size: 9 3/8 x 13 7/8. Plate mark: 9 7/8 x 13 7/8. Sheet size: 10 3/4 x 15 1/8 inches. This is a stunning pair of mezzotints of two hunting dogs catching their quarry, by John Watts after paintings by Abraham Hondius. Watts was a successful printmaker and publisher who was active in London during the second half of the eighteenth century. He was famed for his rich mezzotints, which he exhibited in London between 1766 and 1778. Watts scraped mezzotints after some of the most renowned artists of his day, but he had a special penchant for works by the Dutch masters, such as this handsome pair after Abraham Hondius, the celebrated Dutch animal painter. These rich mezzotints are a superb example of Watts's luxurious style of engraving, translating the energy and fluidity of Hondius's beautiful paintings into a dramatic example of superior mezzotint engraving. Benezit, Dictionnaire Des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs.

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        Recueil des Comédies / Recueil des Tragédies. Sechs Bände, 18. Jahrhundert

      Paris 1778 - Rarität: 49 Originalstücke des französischen Theaters im 18. Jahrhundert, gesammelt in 6 Bänden, möglicherweise liegt hier eine umfangreiche private Sammlung (und privat gebundener) zeitgenössischer Dramen der Nouvelle Èdition vor, da einzelne Stücke ungebunden - als Broschur oder Interimsband - existieren: Recueil des Comédies / Recueil des Tragédies (Schreibweise des Rückentitels: Recuil de Comedie/Tragedi); Viele der Stücke sind noch zu Lebzeiten der Autoren in diese Sammlung aufgenommen worden, die mit * gekennzeichneten Stücke wurden im gleichen Jahr der Veröffentlichung (in der hier angebotenen Ausgabe) uraufgeführt. Einige der Titelblätter zum jew. Stück nennen Jahr u. Theater der Uraufführung, den Verlag bzw. den Besitzer der Rechte, immer aber das Jahr der Veröffentlichung in der Sammlung. /// Titel, Autor und Jahr der in den Bänden veröffentlichten Stücke: La Jeune Indienne, Chamfort, Duchesne 1771 L'Ècole des Bourgeois, D'Aleinval, Cailleau 1770 Les Fausses Indidélités, Barthe, Delalain 1777 Crispin – Medecin, De Hauteroche, Duchesne 1774 Le Préjuge à la Mode, De la Chaussée, Duchesne 1776 Les Dehors Trompeurs ou L'Homme du Jour, De Boissy, 1777Amphitryon, Moliere, Duchesne 1775 L'Époux par Supercherie, De Boissy, Delalain1777 Le Dépit Amoureux, Moliere, Duchesne 1777 Julie, Monvel, Musique est de M. Des Aides, Didot 1773 *La Femme Juge et Partie, Montfleury, Delalain 1774 L'Enfant Prodigue ou L'École de la Jeunesse, Voltaire, Didot 1772 Les Précieuses Ridicules, Moliere, Duchesne 1777 Le Festin de Pierre, Corneille, Duchesne 1778 Le Caffé ou L'Écossaise, Hume/(Voltaire), Didot 1772 Democrite Amoureux, Renard, Delalain 1774 Le Grondeur, Palaprat, Delalain 1774 Les Fausses Confidences, Mariveaux, lallemand et compagnie 1772 La Coquette Corrigée, De la Noue, Duchesne, 1774 Heureusement, Rochon de Chabannes, Sebastien Jorry, 1778 Le Babillard, De Boissy, Delalain 1777 Le Deuil, De Hauteroche, Duchesne 1774 Le Plaideurs, Racine, Delalain 1775 La Gageure Imprevue, Sédaine, Delalain 1778 Pygmalion, J.J. Rousseau, 1776 Tragédie:Tancrede, Voltaire, Delalain 1776 Pierre Le Cruel, De Belloy, Delalain 1777 Zayre, Voltaire, Duchesne 1777 Mérope, Voltaire, Delalain 1774 Phedre et Hippolyte, Racine, Duchesne 1774 DonPedre - Roi de Castille, Voltaire, Duchesne 1777 Olympie, Voltaire, Duchesne 1772 Gabrielle de Vergy, De Belloy, Delalain 1777 Tom. IILe Menteur, P. Corneille, La Compagnie des Libraires 1761 *Le Légataire Universel, (Regnard), La Compagnie des Libraires 1771 L'Anglois a Bordeaux, Favart, Castaud 1773 La Piété Filiale ou L'Honnete Criminel, Jean Mossy 1776 Le Cercle ou La Soirée al la Mode, Poinsinet, Delalain 1776 L'Avare, Moliere, Prault Fils 1770 Le Philosophe sans le Savoir, Sédaine, Claude Herrissant 1767 Les Moissoneurs, la Musique est de M. Duni, Favart, Duchesne 1768 *Béverlei, Saurin, Duchesne 1768 *Le Déserteur, Mercier, Le Jay 1771 Tom. IV Le Comte de Warwik, De la Harpe, Duchesne 1766 L'Avocat Patelin, Palaprat, Allouel 1771 Les Femmes Savantes, Moliere, Duchesne 1774 Le Barbiere de Seville ou la Précaution Inutile, De Beaumarchais, Ruault 1776 L'Amant Bourru, Monvel, Duchesne 1777 *Eugénie, De Beaumarchais, Jean Mossy 1776. /// Ganzlederbände der Zeit, goldgepr. Rückentitel u. gold. Ornamentschmuck (über 5 Bünde), z.Tl. Lesebändchen, 8°, keine durchgängige Paginierung, nur die Seiten d. Stücke tragen Seitenziffern (jeder Bd ca. 350-400 S.), Titelkupfer, handgesetzte Titel- u. Schlußvignetten, farbig marm. Vorsatz, marm. Ganzschnitt (nachgedunkelt u. nicht mehr sehr deutl.), 1 Titelblatt ist v. Buchblock gelöst u. liegt bei, ein Vorsatzblatt locker, Bindung der 6 Bände sonst stabil, ein handschriftl. Vermerk („L'avignon"/Tusche), sonst keine Einträge, kein Exlibris o.ä. die Blattseiten sind meist sauber erhalten, nur wenige Braun- od. Stockflecken (zu den Blatträndern hin), nur leicht leimschattige Vorsätze, einige wenige Blätter m. Fehlstücken, einige Knicke u. Knickspuren, alle Buchdeckel mit Berieb- u. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Vènerie normande, ou l'école de la chasse aux chiens courants, pour le Lièvre, le Chevreuil, le Cerf, le Daim, le Sanglier, le Loup, le Renard & la Loutre.

      Rouen, Chez Laurent Dumesnil 1778. - 8°. XV, 526 S. Mit 19 teils mehrfach gef. Holzschnitt-Tafeln. Lederbd. d.Z. auf 5 Bünden mit goldgepr. Rückenschild, blindgepr. Deckel- und Stehkantenfileten (Ecken bestossen, berieben, fleckig, Kapitale mit Fehlstellen, Schnitt leicht fleckig und angestaubt). Zweite Ausgabe des erstmals 1763 erschienenen französischen Standard-Werkes zur Jagd, in der definitiven Textversion des normannischen Jägers Le Verrier de la Conterie. - Ohne das meist fehlende Blatt (Seite 447/448), stellenweise stockfleckig, weisses Blatt mit Einriss im Falz, , vorderer Vorsatz fehlt, 5 Tafeln mit unschön hinterlegten Einrissen. - Jeanson 1285; Schwerdt I, 313; Souhart 299-300. Lang fr

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        HISTORICAL REMARKS ON THE TAXATION OF FREE STATES, IN A SERIES OF LETTERS TO A FRIEND

      London, 1778. Quarto. Contemporary three-quarter calf and marbled boards, leather label. Spine rubbed, minor wear to corners. Bookplate on front pastedown with ink notes. A near fine copy, internally clean and fresh. Meredith responds to William Barron's HISTORY OF THE COLONIZATION OF THE FREE STATES OF ANTIQUITY..., published in London in 1777. Barron attempted to justify the taxation of the American colonies by drawing on the precedent of ancient Athens. The fifteen letters in Meredith's effort are dated from April 30, 1778 to Oct. 14, 1778. According to Howes, only thirty copies were issued, which rates a "b" in his system. This information is corroborated by John Almon's biographical note on Meredith in his BIOGRAPHICAL, LITERARY AND POLITICAL ANECDOTES (1797). This is one of two issues noted by Adams, this one with a three-line quotation from Thucydides on the titlepage. Among the rarest of American Revolutionary tracts.

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        Lebensläufe nach auffsteigender Linie nebst Beylagen A, B, C. Meines Lebenslaufs Erster (-Dritter) Theil. 3 Teile in 4 Bänden [komplett].

      Berlin Voß -1781 Erste Ausgaben 1778 - Dekorative Pappeinbände der Zeit mit goldgepr., roten Rückenschildern. 526, 660, 452, 652 S. Mit zusammen 4 gestochenen Titelvignetten, 4 (st. 5) gest. Vignetten und 11 (st. 15) Kupfertafeln von Daniel Chodowiecki. 12°. Einbände etwas berieben und an den Kanten beschabt. Jeweils Name von alter Hand auf dem vorder. Vorsatz sowie Zahlenvermerk auf dem hint. Innendeckel. Die Kupfer in kräftigem Abdruck. Es fehlen die 4 Tafeln in Band 2 und eine Vignette (Bauer, Nr. 526-29 u. 533). Mit dem meist herausgeschnittenen Blatt 601/602 in Band 4. Ein Blatt am Fuß papierbedingt etwas dünn bzw. mit Randfehlstelle (kein Textverlust). Gut erhaltene, saubere Bände mit Druck auf besserem Papier. Goed. IV, 1, 687, 11. - Bauer (Chodowiecki, Das druckgraphische Werk) 516-539. – Hauptwerk von Hippel über die Rolle von Frauen in der Gesellschaft.

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        La Nuova Zelanda trascorsa nel 1769. e 1770 dal Cook comandante dell' Endeavour vascello di S. M. Britannica

      Venezia 1778 - Incisione in rame, colorata d'epoca. Mm 470x360La più affascinante carta della Nuova Zelanda, una delle prime a raffigura le isole. Con riferimento alle rotte dell'Endeavour. Arricchita da bel cartiglio raffigurante un villaggio indigeno.Antonio Zatta (1775-1797) fu uno dei più importanti editori di carte geografiche del tardo XVIII secolo italiano. La sua opera costituisce un importante punto di passaggio tra la cartografia antica e moderna, più attenta all'accuratezza dei dettagli geografici che all'abbellimento estetico ricco di motivi mitologici o d'invenzione, come era quello dell'epoca precedente. La sua opera più importante è Atlante novissimo pubblicato tra il 1775 e il 1789. Bell'esemplare con discreti margini, inusuali perché essendo la lastra di questa carta più grande delle normali, i margini si trovano spesso tagliati.Copper engraving, original colour, mm 470x360. One among the first maps of New Zealand, showing Cook's voyages, and probably the most attractive, with reference to the Endeavour's path during 6 months sailing.The map delineates two islands, shows Cook's tracks around them, and a nice topographical detail. The decorative cartouche, in full original colour, shows a native village scene.Antonio Zatta is among the most important italian map editors of the late XVIII century. His most important work is Atlante novissimo published between 1775 and 1789. Good example with margins (generally trimmed); some very light foxing mainly in margins.

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        Grundriss der Pommersche Geschichte von Thomas Heinrich Gadebusch.

      - Stralsund, Christian Lorenz Struck, 1778. 4:o. (10),+ 258 s. Något nött samtida stänkmarmorerat pappband med beige titeletikett. Ur Ericsbergs bibliotek, med Carl Jedvard Bondes exlibris. Setterwall 7554. Carlander III, 564ff. Thomas Heinrich Gadebusch (1736-1804) var svensk-tysk ämbetsman och författare, samt från 1775 professor i tysk och pommersk statsrätt vid universitetet i Greifswald. Han gav ut flera källpublikationer, bl.a. ?Pommersche Sammlungen? i två delar, och översatte även många svenska verk till tyska, bl.a. Hasselquists ?Resa till Heliga landet?. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM THOMAS GALBRAITH TO GENERAL EDWARD HAND, COMPLAINING OF THE MILITARY'S DEPREDATIONS TO HIS PROPERTY].

      [Squirrel Hill Farm, Pa.] Jan. 15, 1778. - 1p., docketed on verso. Folio. Some loss to right margin, repaired, affecting a few words of text; small loss to left margin, repaired, not affecting text. Bottom of sheet trimmed, affecting post script. Washed and pressed; silked on verso. Fair. In a half morocco box. Letter of complaint written by Thomas Galbraith to General Edward Hand, stationed at Fort Pitt, decrying the damage to his property caused by the militia stationed at Palmers Fort. He writes, "My farm at Squirrel Hill hath been this Fall their place of calling at when out on scout or on their necessary occasions to their farms. My fencing is burnt & the fields laid open, the house pillaged of the farming utensils, the grain of which there was a large quantity left a prey to cattle. When I heard militia being stationed on the frontiers by your approbation, I considered my property as safe. Unless I have satisfaction made, in a regular way, it will make no odds to me whether the enemy destroys my property or the militia takes it by violence or robbery at a time when I am rendering my personal services to my county." The services to which Galbraith refers concerned property destruction of his own. Galbraith was appointed an Agent of Forfeited Estates in October 1777, and in that capacity he confiscated the properties of Loyalists in Westmoreland County.

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        Le Nouvel Abeilard (avec Figures) ou Lettres de deux amans qui ne se sont jamais vus.

      A Neuchatel et se trouve à Paris, chez la Veuve Duchesne, Libraire, rue Saint-Jacques, au Temple du Goût. 1778 - EDITION ORIGINALE, ornée de dix jolies figures dont un frontispice gravées sur cuivre. 4 volumes in-12 (17x10,5 cm), pp.448,ff.3-pp.464,ff.8-pp.472,ff.4-pp.424,xxiv,ff.4, veau fauve marbré, dos orné à cinq nerfs, pièces de titre et tomaison maroquin rouge, triple filet or encadrant les plats, filet de coupes, tranches rouges (reliure d'époque). Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Del sequestro de' bastimenti neutrali ovvero del diritto che hanno le nazioni belligeranti d'arrestare i bastimenti de' popoli amici Tradotto dal francese

      Felice Repetto, in Canneto, Genova 1778 - Rara prima edizione italiana. L'autore fu Assessore del Consiglio di sua Maestà Danese in Copenaghen, membro della Società di Londra e dell'Accademia delle Iscrizioni e Belle Lettere di Parigi. Numero di tavole: pp.XVI, 134, (2); 158, (2) altezza 22 larghezza 17 Due tomi legati in un unico volume. Legatura in mezza pergamena con angoli, titoli i fregi in oro su tassello al dorso; piccoli fori di tarlo alla pergamena del dorso, piccola mancanza al tassello in pelle. Fori di tarlo all'interno dei piatti che interessano anche i fogli di guardia. Nel frontespizio del secondo tomo, alla parola "bastimenti" à sostituita la parola "navi". Carte ben conservate [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Contes en nouvelles en vers. Vol. 1-2: La Fontaine. Vol. 3. Voltaire, Vergier, Sénecé, Perrault, Moncrif & P. Ducerceau. Vol. 4: Grécourt, Autereau, Saint-Lambert, Champfort, Piron, Dorat, La Monnoye, & François de Neufchateau. 4 vol.

      Londres 1778 - . 12 x 7,5 cm. XXIV, 272 S., 1 Bl.; VIII, 296 S., 1 Bl.; 246 S., 1 Bl.; 248 S., 1 Bl. Mit 1 Portrait La Fontains als Frontispiz und 116 gest. halbseitigen Vignetten von Duplessis-Bertaux et Durand. Goldschnitt. Dunkelblaues Maroquin (5 nerfs) mit goldgepr. Rückentitel und reicher Rückenvergoldung, Deckel- und Kantenfileten, Innenkantenvergoldung. Einband signiert: Chambolle-Duru. (Recueil des Meilleurs Contes en Vers). Sehr schönes und sehr gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Très bel exemplaire en parfait état. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Verhaal eener reize na de Ys-bergen van het hertogdom Savoije, benevens eene beschryving der gezigten van den berg Blanc. Uit het Fransch vertaald. Amsterdam, Yntema en Tieboel, 1778.

      - 20+335+(1) pag. Origineel met sierpapier beplakt kartonnen omslag. Geillustreerd met 3 gravures en een tabel.

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        Nouvelles espagnoles

      Veuve Duchesne, Paris 1778 - 2 volumes in-8 (226 x 139 mm). Veau porphyre, triple filet doré encadrant les plats, dos à nerfs orné, pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin vert, roulette dorée sur les coupes et les chasses, tranches dorées (reliure de l'époque). Édition illustrée de ce chef-d'?uvre de la prose du Siècle d'or espagnol. Ce recueil réunit douze Nouvelles de Michel de Cervantès, publiées de 1775 à 1777: La Bohémienne, L'Amant libéral, Théodosie et Léocadie, Le Jaloux d'Estrémadure, L'Espagnole angloise, Le Sot curieux, Le Licentié de verre, L'illustre Frégone, La Force du sang, Cornélie, Le Mariage trompeur, Les Filoux. Chaque nouvelle a sa propre pagination. La libraire veuve Duchesne les a réunies en deux volumes. Les faux-titres et les titres de chaque nouvelle ont été retirés et la libraire a fait imprimer en 1778 un nouveau titre pour chacun des deux volumes. L'édition est illustrée de 12 belles figures hors-texte de Desrais et Folkema, gravées par Berthet, Bradel, Delaunay, Lebeau, Le Roy et Maillet. Traduction nouvelle par Le Febvre de Villebrune, avec des notes. Les Nouvelles exemplaires de Cervantès ont eu un succès immédiat lors de leur première parution en 1613. Elles furent régulièrement rééditées et traduites dans de nombreuses langues. Peinture des m?urs de l'Espagne d'alors, elles narrent les aventures de voleurs, de réformateurs de l'État, de sorcières, d'étudiants, sur le mode du monde à l'envers (qui implique toujours un retour à l'ordre) et de la tromperie universelle. Les Nouvelles de Cervantès inspirèrent de grands auteurs espagnols Lope de Vega, Moreto, Solis. et aussi des auteurs français comme Victor Hugo qui en tira le personnage d'Esmeralda dans Notre Dame de Paris. Très bel exemplaire en veau porphyre de l'époque. Cohen/de Ricci, Guide de l?amateur de livres à gravures du XVIIIe siècle, col. 222. Brunet, Manuel du libraire et de l'amateur de livres, I, col. 1754. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Storia dell'America settentrionale.

      Venezia: dalle stampe di Antonio Zatta 8vo (19 cm; 7.5"). 2 vols. in 1, of 3. I: iii, 288 pp. II: [2] f., 294 [i.e., 298] pp.. 1778 Guillaume Thomas François Raynal (1713?-96) wrote his seven-volume account of the European colonies in the East and West Indies with the help of the coteries of philosophes whose salons he frequented: Indeed Diderot is credited with the authorship of up to a third of it, and Holbach, Pechméja, and Paulze also contributed. This Italian translation is of Books 17 and 18 of the original seven-volume work (first published Amsterdam, 1770, and an anonymous continuation); dealing strictly with North America, it has much to say about the political turmoil of the English colonies, the Continental Congress, etc., but also about Canada, native Americans, the border regions of Florida and Louisiana, and French interests. A third volume that appeared in 1780, but is not present here, carried the story "fino alla primavera del 1779 nella quale, oltre alla guerra civile trà la Gran Bretagna, e le Colonie Unite, si descrive anche quella trà la prima, e la Francia. Contemporary vellum over paste boards, gilt caramel-colored spine label, all edges blue. Some gatherings of leaves browned from impurities in the water during the paper manufacture, and occasional foxing or other light staining. Without vol. 3, later published, and, that aside, a => rather nice copy.

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        Beschreibung des Brittischen Amerika zur Ersparung der Englischen Karten

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

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        MAPPA GEOGRAPHICA PROVINCIAE NOVAE EBORACI AB ANGLIS NEW-YORK DICTAE.’. Detailed large scale map of New York and New Jersey, with parts of Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Printed on two sheets and joined. Large title cartouche.

      Claude Joseph Sauthier for Homann Heirs 1778 - 72x56cm. Original outline colour, the title cartouche in later handcolour. Wide margins, excellent condition. This is a reduction of Faden’s six sheet map. Sauthier was an American surveyor and topographer.

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        Composed Doric Order in the Eating Room with Entablature over the Doorway

      London, 1778. Copper engraving. Engraved by T. Vivares. In excellent condition. An elegant engraving the columns and entablature in the dining room at Shelburne House in Berkeley Square, in London. Robert and his brother James Adam forever changed the face of British architecture by introducing innovative Classical design ideas. From 1754-57, Robert lived in Italy where he had a long productive friendship with Piranesi, which was inspirational for both men. Adam's first book, on Diocletian's palace in Dalmatia, is clearly very like the archaeological investigations Piranesi was making at the same time of similar ruins. Piranesi's friendship and passion for Roman Classicism were seminal influences on Adam, and the greatest single factor, other than his own talent, in the work Adam produced on his return to England. Upon his return, the brothers launched their career by building the Adelphi from the Thames to the Strand in London, which although not a commercial success at the time, included one of London's most cherished buildings, the Adlephi Theatre. Together, the Adam brothers designed and built some of the most famous buildings in England, including such bastions of English architecture as Kenwood House, Keddlestone Manor, and Syon House. To the interiors of their English country houses, the Adams brought wonderful ornamental elements in niches, lunettes, festoons and reliefs. Their classically designed buildings were so numerous in London that they changed the prevailing feel of the city and established their brand of neo-Classicism as the model of elegance and importance. It is asserted that the brothers originated the concept of the uniform facade attached to the typical English row house, an architectural device that distinguishes London buildings. This monumental contribution is evidenced in the Adams' designs for Portland Place and Fitzroy Square, and these were used as architectural models for the whole city. The brothers brought their talents into other areas by designing furniture to complement their beautiful interiors and by creating and publishing a treatise of design entitled 'Works in Architecture'. The work was published in three volumes over an extended span of time, beginning in 1773, with the final volume being published posthumously in 1822. Cf. Brunet I.47; cf. Lowndes I, p.8; DNB; Wilton-Ely, The Mind and Art of Giovanni Battista Piranesi.

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        RÉPONSE AU PRÉCIS. POUR MESSIRE JEAN-BAPTISTE DE CASTERA...CONTRE Me. GARDON DE COLIERE...EN PRÉSENCE DU SIEUR LA VINCENDIERE, REÇU TIERS-OPPOSANT À L'ARRÊT DU 21 JANVIER 1754, DEMANDEUR & DÉFENDEUR [caption title].

      Port-au-Prince: De l'Imprimerie Royale, 1778.. 20pp. Quarto. Stitched as issued. A few contemporary manuscript notations. Minor soiling and wear. Very good plus. A remarkably early Saint Domingue imprint, previously unrecorded. The quality of the printing and production puts most North American work of the same period to shame. The pamphlet is a response to a court case from 1754 involving nine casks of indigo, tried by Jean Baptiste de Castera as defendant and Gardon de Coliere and his spouse Marie-Francoise Lombard as the plaintiffs. This document outlines the facts of the case and refutes them, with a final "Consultation" throwing out the case against M. de Castera. The origins of printing in Saint Domingue, now Haiti, are obscure. The best contemporary source, Isaiah Thomas in his HISTORY OF PRINTING IN AMERICA, says that a press was established at Port-au-Prince as early as 1750, but this is uncertain since the earliest imprints do not survive. In American libraries we can locate a 1767 Port- au-Prince imprint at the Library Company of Philadelphia, while the earliest held by the John Carter Brown Library (which has by far the most extensive collection of very early Saint Domingue imprints, with about three dozen prior to 1785) is 1769. The earliest we have ever seen in the market was 1773. The survival rate of early Caribbean imprints is very low, and as a result all Caribbean printing from the 18th- century is quite rare. No copies of this item is located in OCLC, and it appears to be a unique survival.

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        RÉPONSE AU PRÉCIS. POUR MESSIRE JEAN-BAPTISTE DE CASTERA.CONTRE Me. GARDON DE COLIERE.EN PRÉSENCE DU SIEUR LA VINCENDIERE, REÇU TIERS- OPPOSANT À L'ARRÊT DU 21 JANVIER 1754, DEMANDEUR & DÉFENDEUR [caption title].

      Port-au-Prince: De l'Imprimerie Royale, 1778. - 20pp. Quarto. Stitched as issued. A few contemporary manuscript notations. Minor soiling and wear. Very good plus. A remarkably early Saint Domingue imprint, previously unrecorded. The quality of the printing and production puts most North American work of the same period to shame. The pamphlet is a response to a court case from 1754 involving nine casks of indigo, tried by Jean Baptiste de Castera as defendant and Gardon de Coliere and his spouse Marie-Francoise Lombard as the plaintiffs. This document outlines the facts of the case and refutes them, with a final "Consultation" throwing out the case against M. de Castera. The origins of printing in Saint Domingue, now Haiti, are obscure. The best contemporary source, Isaiah Thomas in his HISTORY OF PRINTING IN AMERICA, says that a press was established at Port-au-Prince as early as 1750, but this is uncertain since the earliest imprints do not survive. In American libraries we can locate a 1767 Port- au-Prince imprint at the Library Company of Philadelphia, while the earliest held by the John Carter Brown Library (which has by far the most extensive collection of very early Saint Domingue imprints, with about three dozen prior to 1785) is 1769. The earliest we have ever seen in the market was 1773. The survival rate of early Caribbean imprints is very low, and as a result all Caribbean printing from the 18th- century is quite rare. No copies of this item is located in OCLC, and it appears to be a unique survival.

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        REGLEMENT CONCERNANT LES PRISES QUE DES CORSAIRES FRANCOIS CONDUIRONT DANS LES PORTS DES ÉTATS-UNIS DE L'AMÉRIQUE; & CELLES QUE LES CORSAIRES AMÉRICAINS AMENERONT DANS LES PORTS DE FRANCE. DU 27 SEPTEMBRE 1778.

      Paris: L'Imprimerie Royale, 1778.. 8pp. Quarto. Bright and clean. Unopened and untrimmed. Very good. Describes the agreement between the United States and France, by which American privateers can bring their prizes into French ports, and the French can enter American ports. Agreed to on September 27, 1778, this was another aspect of the swiftly burgeoning Franco- American cooperation. Scarce. MAGGS, FRENCH COLONISATION OF AMERICA 601. WROTH, ACTS OF FRENCH COLONIAL ADMINISTRATION 1914.

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        Detail of a fresco in the 'Domus Aureus'

      [Rome: Ludovico Mirri, 1778. Original engraving with modern bodycolour. Very good condition apart from some mild creasing and a few small tears in the top and bottom margins. A fine plate from 'Vestigia delle terme di Tito e loro interne pitture' of an ancient fresco from the 'Domus Aureus', Nero's sumptuous imperial complex in Rome. Situated between the Palatine and Esquiline Hills in Rome and designed by architects Severus and Celer , the Domus Aureus (Golden House) was erected by Nero in 64 AD after the great fire in Rome. The magnitude and decadent extravagance of the impressive gold-covered, jewel bedecked palace was intended to glorify the Emperor's reign. Its rooms were filled with lavish furniture and its walls and ceilings covered with decorative late-Hellenistic murals by the renowned ancient artist Fabullus. Nero, however, died in 68 AD before the Domus was totally completed. Years later, Titus (and later Trajan) built his thermal bath over its ruins, which were used as a foundation for and were partially preserved by Titus' edifice. Successive emperors continued to erect various buildings on the site and subsequently make several renovations to the Domus substructure. In 1480, practically forgotten, the Domus was excavated, and its subterranean passages and rooms thereafter became known as 'le grotte' (cave). Many of its original frescoes survived, and their motifs and ancient style of ornamentation, called 'grotteschi' (grotesque) after 'grotte', became extremely popular during the Renaissance, influencing many prominent artists such as Raphael, Michelangelo, Ghirlandaio, and Pinturicchio. Published in the late eighteenth century, 'Vestigia delle terme di Tito e loro interne pitture' is an elaborate album of engravings depicting the stunning 'al fresco' and 'al stucco' murals of Nero's Domus Aureus . Carloni's colourful and beautifully rendered plates faithfully capture the grotesque style of the ancient frescoes, which was characterized by decorative borders filled with whimsical, often comical animals and foliage taken from both nature and the artist's imagination. The ornamental borders also served the practical functions of framing the central mythological, religious, or historical subject portrayed and separating the various murals in a single decorative scheme.

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        KRITIEKE VERTOONING VAN DE TOONEELSPELERS VAN DOCTOR SCHASZ [caption title].

      [Holland. ca. 1778]. - Broadside, engraved folio leaf affixed to folio text leaf, approximately 17 1/2 x 17 inches total. Plate size: 8 x 12 inches. In Dutch. Light toning and edge wear, small dampstain in right margin, not affecting image. Else a near fine copy, untrimmed. A rare, illustrated Dutch allegory on the political situation between Britain, the European powers, and America, presumably during the American Revolution. "Dr. Schasz" was the playwrighting pseudonym of the Dutch journalist, patriot, and political writer, Pieter 't Hoen (1745-1828). If this "Critical Show of the Stage-Actors of Dr. Schasz" refers to a particular play, it may be to part of the trilogy Hoen wrote on the subject of the American Revolution in the 1778: HET ENGELSCHE EN AMERICAANSCHE KAARTSPEL, DE GEPLAAGDE HOLLANDER., and DE MISREKENING. In the large and detailed engraving, a cast of ten characters, each numbered for the explanatory key in the text below, occupies a colonial landscape, marked in the background with cannons being fired from a coastal fortress. The characters include a Mr. Brodding, looking "with downcast eyes upon the sealed papers"; William Griff, who "wails about the empty subsidy pockets and the broken teapots"; "Goodheart" ("dressed as a sailor in underwear"); "Oecnomicus"; Mercator; "Patriot"; Don Lopes and Don Aylva; Jean Prener; Dr. Schasz himself; and "the Wildman (on the other side)," who "always continues to gather his wares and to ship them while he shoot from his fortresses and his batteries, to show that he is at home." Jean Prener, with the aid of a felt board and animal pictures, is showing Dr. Shasz "the known fable of the Lion, the Bear, the Monkey, and the Fox," which is explained at length in a footnote. The fable suggests that the cleverness of Holland in its diplomacy with England during the first part of the American Revolution has spared it from British aggression. This would suggest the allegory was printed before 1780, when Britain declared war on the Dutch to prevent it from joining the League of Armed Neutrality. The broadside is apparently not listed in M.D. George's exhaustive CATALOGUE OF POLITICAL AND PERSONAL SATIRES. Very rare.

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        A Topographical Description of Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and North Carolina, comprehending the Rivers Ohio, Kenhawa, Sioto, Cherokee, Wabash, Illinois, Mississippi, &c. The climate, soil and produce, wether animal, vegetable, or mineral; the mountains, creeks, roads, distances, latitude &c

      London, 1778. Octavo, signed in fours. (8 x 4 3/4 inches). 2 engraved folding engraved plans, 1 folding engraved table. (Paper losses to margins of title and first two leaves filled, library blindstamp to title, 2 plans and 1 table, ink-stamped number to verso of title and foot of p.48). 19th-century black half morocco over marbled paper-covered boards, spine in five compartments with semi-raised bands, the bands flanked by fillets in gilt and blind, lettered in gilt in the second compartment, dated in the fourth, marbled endpapers Provenance: Daniel Rodney (1764-1846, signature and inscription) First edition, second state, of one of the most important early geographical descriptions of the West: this copy with an interesting provenance. Thomas Hutchins was a seminal figure in the surveying and mapping of the United States. He began his career as a topographical engineer for the British Army during the French and Indian War. From 1758 to 1777 he served in the newly acquired Ohio Valley. He designed the fortifications at Fort Pitt in 1763. In the following year, he accompanied Bouquet on his expedition against the western Indians. The result was his "Map of the country on the Ohio and Muskingum rivers," published in Philadelphia in 1765. Hutchins was a member of the exploring party sent down the Ohio Valley in 1766 to investigate the territory recently acquired from France, and on this occasion conducted "the first accurate map, or more properly, hydrographic survey" of the Ohio River (Brown). Hutchins was stationed at Fort Chartres on the Illinois bank of the Mississippi from 1768 to 1770. Hutchins subsequently went to England, where he compiled his great map A New Map of the Western parts of Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland and North Carolina; from his exhaustive personal surveys, and information gathered from many sources. The depiction of the Ohio immediately below Fort Pitt, for example, seems to be based on a manuscript by John Montresor. Brown notes that its publication in 1778 represented "the culmination of a long career as an engineer and mapmaker in the wilderness of North America." The present text, issued to accompany the map, is important for its descriptions of the areas, as well as for including details of whose work Hutchins consulted. The text also includes a valuable engraved 'Table of Distances, between Fort Pitt, and the Mouth of the River Ohio' and two other rare early maps: 'A Plan of the Rapids, in the River Ohio' and 'A Plan of the several Villages in the Illinois Country, with Part of the River Mississippi'. Hutchins returned to America in 1781, and was appointed by Congress "Geographer to the United States." In 1783, he was a member of the commission that surveyed the Mason-Dixon Line, and in 1785, was appointed by Congress to the commission that surveyed the New York-Massachusetts boundary. Under the Ordinance of 1785, he was placed in charge of the surveying of the public lands in the Northwest Territory. He died in 1789, shortly after completing the survey of the "Seven Ranges" in Ohio. Hutchins is frequently credited with establishing the excellent system under which all of the public lands of the United States were subsequently surveyed and divided into townships, ranges and sections. This copy from the library of Daniel Rodney, Governor of the State of Delaware (1814-1817), member of Congress (1822-1823), and Senator (1826-1827). His signature appears on the title page, and the folding table includes a 4-line manuscript description, dated 1802, of the boundaries of the State of Ohio as described in Section 2 of the 1802 'Enabling Act for Ohio'. Howes H846; Sabin 34054; Vail 655.

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        Detail of a fresco in the 'Domus Aureus'

      Rome: Ludovico Mirri, 1778. Original engraving with modern bodycolour. Very good condition apart from some mild rippling and two minor brownish stains in the left and right margins. A fine plate from 'Vestigia delle terme di Tito e loro interne pitture' of an ancient fresco from the 'Domus Aureus', Nero's sumptuous imperial complex in Rome. Situated between the Palatine and Esquiline Hills in Rome and designed by architects Severus and Celer , the Domus Aureus (Golden House) was erected by Nero in 64 AD after the great fire in Rome. The magnitude and decadent extravagance of the impressive gold-covered, jewel bedecked palace was intended to glorify the Emperor's reign. Its rooms were filled with lavish furniture and its walls and ceilings covered with decorative late-Hellenistic murals by the renowned ancient artist Fabullus. Nero, however, died in 68 AD before the Domus was totally completed. Years later, Titus (and later Trajan) built his thermal bath over its ruins, which were used as a foundation for and were partially preserved by Titus' edifice. Successive emperors continued to erect various buildings on the site and subsequently make several renovations to the Domus substructure. In 1480, practically forgotten, the Domus was excavated, and its subterranean passages and rooms thereafter became known as 'le grotte' (cave). Many of its original frescoes survived, and their motifs and ancient style of ornamentation, called 'grotteschi' (grotesque) after 'grotte', became extremely popular during the Renaissance, influencing many prominent artists such as Raphael, Michelangelo, Ghirlandio, and Pinturicchio. Published in the late eighteenth century, 'Vestigia delle terme di Tito e loro interne pitture' is an elaborate album of engravings depicting the stunning 'al fresco' and 'al stucco' murals of Nero's Domus Aureus . Carloni's colourful and beautifully rendered plates faithfully capture the grotesque style of the ancient frescoes, which was characterized by decorative borders filled with whimsical, often comical animals and foliage taken from both nature and the artist's imagination. The ornamental borders also served the practical functions of framing the central mythological, religious, or historical subject portrayed and separating the various murals in a single decorative scheme.

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

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

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        Kst.- Karte, b. A. Zatta, "Il Canadá le Colonie Inglesi con la Luigianan e Florida di nuova Projezione".

      - mit altem Grenzkolorit, dat. 1778, 30,5 x 40,5 Mit altkolor. Titelkartusche. - Zeigt die Ostküste der USA und Kanada ( bis Neufundland )

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        Le Frioul., Dresse sur la carte recemment rectifiee par les ordres de Messieurs les sept de pute s de la ville d`Udine, capital de la ditte province.

      Venedig, Santini, 1778 - Grenzkolorierte Kupferstichkarte. Schöne Karte des selten kartographisch dargestelten Friaul. Die Karte reicht von Pontebba im Norden bis zur Linie Venedig - Triest im Süden. in der linken oberen Ecke noch eine Karte "Le terretoire de Cadore dans la province de Frioul" (ca. 27 cm x 20 cm). Als Autoren der Karte werden Giovanni Antonio Capellaris und ein gewisser Majeroni genannt. Giovanni Antonio Capellaris (1727 - 1807) war als Ingenieur und Kartograph in Görz und Gradisca tätig, über Majeroni konnten wir nichts finden. Die Karte stammt aus dem Atlas Universel von Santini und Remondini und basiert wie alle Karten aus diesem Atlas im wesentlichen auf den Karten des Weltatlases von Robert de Vaugondy. - Leicht gebräunt und kaum fleckig. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 0

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        Elevation and Plans of the Gateway and Porter's Lodge of Ashburnham House in Dover Street

      London, 1778. Copper engraving. Engraved by Robert Blyth. In excellent condition. An elegant engraving of the gateway and porters lodge at Ashburnham House on Dover Street in London. Robert and his brother James Adam forever changed the face of British architecture by introducing innovative Classical design ideas. From 1754-57, Robert lived in Italy where he had a long productive friendship with Piranesi, which was inspirational for both men. Adam's first book, on Diocletian's palace in Dalmatia, is clearly very like the archaeological investigations Piranesi was making at the same time of similar ruins. Piranesi's friendship and passion for Roman Classicism were seminal influences on Adam, and the greatest single factor, other than his own talent, in the work Adam produced on his return to England. Upon his return, the brothers launched their career by building the Adelphi from the Thames to the Strand in London, which although not a commercial success at the time, included one of London's most cherished buildings, the Adlephi Theatre. Together, the Adam brothers designed and built some of the most famous buildings in England, including such bastions of English architecture as Kenwood House, Keddlestone Manor, and Syon House. To the interiors of their English country houses, the Adams brought wonderful ornamental elements in niches, lunettes, festoons and reliefs. Their classically designed buildings were so numerous in London that they changed the prevailing feel of the city and established their brand of neo-Classicism as the model of elegance and importance. It is asserted that the brothers originated the concept of the uniform facade attached to the typical English row house, an architectural device that distinguishes London buildings. This monumental contribution is evidenced in the Adams' designs for Portland Place and Fitzroy Square, and these were used as architectural models for the whole city. The brothers brought their talents into other areas by designing furniture to complement their beautiful interiors and by creating and publishing a treatise of design entitled 'Works in Architecture'. The work was published in three volumes over an extended span of time, beginning in 1773, with the final volume being published posthumously in 1822. Cf. Brunet I.47; cf. Lowndes I, p.8; DNB; Wilton-Ely, The Mind and Art of Giovanni Battista Piranesi.

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

      Paris: George Louis Le Rouge, 1778. Copper-engraved map. 4 sheets intended to be joined. In this example, the sheets have been joined in pairs. Marvelous Chesapeake Bay chart made during the American Revolution The first French edition of Chesapeake pilot Anthony Smith's highly detailed chart of Chesapeake Bay and the rivers that converge in it. As Pritchard points out, pilots were offering themselves for hire to visiting merchant ships from the 1640s onward, so hazardous are sand spits, currents and shoals. Given the critical need, it is surprising how few charts were made in the 18th century. In making his chart, Anthony Smith, of St, Mary's County in Maryland, took the most important cartographical works on the region: Walter Hoxton's 1735 chart and Fry and Jefferson's map of Virginia and added to this information many soundings in the mouths of Western shore rivers, making it the best chart of the Bay. As such, it was published by George Louis Le Rouge in the Pilote Americain Septentrionale in 1778, the year in which the French formally allied with the Americans. The LeRouge is undoubtedly based on the 2nd English edition of 1777. The first two editions of Smith's chart are virtually unobtainable, so the LeRouge edition (the third) in a large, wall map scale, represents an opportunity for collectors to see in detail the places where on sea and land the British endured their final defeat. Three years after it was issued, the French fleet, having driven off the British, blockaded the Bay and surrounded the Yorktown peninsula, which, in concert with Washington's siege, forced the British to surrender. Degrees of Latitude 48; Sellers & Van Ee, 1496.

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

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

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         Mémoire sur la meilleure manière de construire les alambics et fourneaux propres à la distillation des vins pour en tirer les eaux-de-vie...

      Paris, chez P. Fr. Didot jeune, 1778, in 8°, de VIII-128pp., ill. d'un tableau se dépl. et de 3 planches gravées se dépl., broché époque couv. d'attente papier gris, bon exemplaire à toutes marges. Edition originale rare. Ce mémoire est le fruit de 30 années d'expérience dans le domaine de la distillation : Alambics ronds, en forme de baignoire, de 12 pieds de long, serpentins, fourneaux à bois et à charbon, congélation de l'eau, aéromètre ou pèse-liqueur, table et usage du pèse-liqueur. Rappelons que Baumé parvint à rendre les thermomètres comparables et qu'il est l'inventeur de l'aéromètre décrit dans ce mémoire. ¶ Ferguson I. 84 "One of the most distinguished chemist of France during the eighteenth century... Baumé's name is familiar in connection with his araeometer" - Pas dans Duveen .

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        Systema mineralogicum, quo corpora mineralia in classes, ordines, genera et species suis cum varietatibus divisa describuntur, atque observationibus, experimentis et figuris aeneis illustrantur. Editio altera correcta. 2 in 1 Band.

      - Wien, Kraus, 1778. 8vo. 8 Bl., 448 S., 19 Bl.; 6 Bl., 640 S., 30 Bl. Mit 2 gefalteten Kupfertafeln. Halbpergament d. Zt. Wallerius bekleidete seit 1749 den für ihn neu geschaffenen Lehrstuhl für Chemie, Metallurgie und Pharmazie an der Universität Uppsala. Seine Mineralogie erschien zuerst 1772-75 in Stockholm. "It is important as the first work attempting a classification of rocks. The author was Bergman's predecessor as professor of chemistry at Upsala" (Sotheran, Suppl. II, 9637). - Beschabt und bestoßen. Teils etwas gebräunt oder stockfleckig, erster Titel gestempelt. Fehlt das Porträt.

      [Bookseller: Buch & Consult Ulrich Keip]
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