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        Panormus Palermo, anno 1740, Werner F.B., copperengraving, scarc

      Werner F.B., 1690-1778 - Panormus Palermo, anno 1740, Werner F.B., copperengraving, scarce Plate size: 17x29 cm., below margin little waterstained and cutted. With a little loss but only of text. Townview from the sea-side. (Stadtansicht von der Seeseite). Kupferstich, um 1740, von Alexander Glässer nach Zeichnung von Friedrich Bernhard Werner (1690–1778), Augsburg (Martin Engelbrecht) o. J. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Hammelburger Antiquariat]
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        A COMPLETE TREATISE ON PERSPECTIVE, IN THEORY AND PRACTICE; on the true principles of Dr. Brook Taylor. Made Clear, in Theory, by Various Moveable Schemes, and Diagrams; and Reduced to Practice, in the Most Familiar and Intelligent Manner,

      London, printed for the author; and sold by Messrs. Robson; Becket; Taylor; Dilly; and by the Author, 1778.. Shewing How to Delineate All Kinds of Regular Objects, by Rule. The Theory and Projection of Shadows, by Sun-Shine, and by Candle-Light. The Effects of Reflected Light, on Objects; their Reflected Images, on the Surface of Water, and on Polished, Plane Surfaces, in all Positions. The Whole Explicitly Treated; and Illustrated, in a Great Variety of Familiar Examples. in four books. An Elegant Frontispiece, and Forty-Eight Plates. Containing Diagrams, Views, and Original Designs, in Architecture, &c. Neatly Engraved. All Originals; Invented, delineated, and, great part, engraved by the Author, Thomas Malton. SECOND EDITION 1778 CORRECTED AND IMPROVED, WITH LARGE EDITIONS, PLATES AND TEXT BOUND TOGETHER. Folio, approximately 345 x 230 mm, 13½ x 9 inches, engraved frontispiece and 48 engraved plates, of which 25 folding and 5 geometric single page plates with 1 or more movable overslips, pages: [4], 8, [8], 1-296, 8, [8] = index and errata. Bound in modern quarter calf over marbled sides, raised bands, blind rules and gilt lettered brown morocco label, new endpapers. Fore-edge margin of frontispiece trimmed off with loss of about 5 mm of image (3/8"), originally a folding plate due to protruding fore-edge margin, vertical central fold neatly strengthened at some time on reverse with paper strip, neat name in old ink of John S. Rawle at top of title page, small dark stain to top corner of title page, a little margin foxing to 2 text pages following 1 folding plate, very occasional pale margin spot, 10 mm (½") chip to lower edge of 2 plates and 2 adjacent text pages, 25 mm (1") closed tear to top margin of plate XXXVI, not affecting image, a little very pale offsetting on some folded plates. A very good tight clean copy. 8 pages at rear contain "A True Case, between the Author of a late publication, his Printers, and Paper Merchants". describing the case of the author and other writers who lost their works due to a fire. 2 names of previous owners mounted on new front pastedown: John Carline 1784, listed in Colvin, Biographical Dictionary of English Architects page 121, and Thomas Hamilton Crawford 1899, also an architect, member of the Royal Scottish Society of Water-Colour Painters. Much of his practice consisted of copies and mezzotints of works by English School artists from the 18th century to his own time (online Dictionary of Scottish Architects). The subscribers' list contains the names of numerous notable figures: architects, builders, painters (many R.A.), craftsmen of all sorts (cabinet makers, goldsmiths, coach builders etc) including Thomas Gainsborough, Sir Joshua Reynolds, Paul Sandby, George Stubbs, Matthew Boulton and David Garrick. Thomas Malton (1748 ?- 1804), was an English painter of topographical and architectural views, and an engraver. J. M. W. Turner and Thomas Girtin were amongst his pupils. See: H. M. Colvin, A Biographical Dictionary of English Architects 1660-1840, page 375. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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

      [Holland, 1778. 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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Mappe-Monde Dressée pour l'étude de la Geographie.

      1778 - Paris, Desnos, 1778. Coloured. 280 x 310mm. Very decorative duble-hemisphere world map, with a decorative title cartouche. On either side is engraved descriptive text in French, and around that is a separately-printed frame-like border. Points of interest include: the uncertain coastlines of New Zealand and eastern Australia despite Cook's mapping fifteen years before; the 'Mer de l'Ouest' in North America; and the Island of Yeso above Japan.

      [Bookseller: Altea Antique Maps]
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        Antike Ruine, im Vordergrund ein Reiter, der Rinder vor sich hertreibt.

      - Dunkelbraune Feder, hellbraun und grau laviert, über Bleistiftskizze, auf Bütten aufgezogen. 13:18,5 cm. Reizvolle, wenn auch etwas ungelenke Arbeit, die wahrscheinlich während des Aufenthaltes in Italien, vornehmlich in Rom, zwischen 1778 und 1784 entstanden ist. Sie unterscheidet sich durch den zarten Federstrich ganz wesentlich von den zahlreichen in kraftvollem Duktus mit der Feder ausgeführten Zeichnungen, die für Franz Kobell so typisch sind. Nach einer Ausbildung zum Kaufmann in Mainz kehrte Franz Kobell 1762 in seine Geburtsstadt Mannheim zurück, wo er von seinem Bruder Ferdinand (1740-1799) auch künstlerisch unterstützt wurde. 1771-1778 bildete er sich zusätzlich an der Mannheimer Zeichnungsakademie aus. 1778 erhielt er von Kurfürst Karl Theodor von der Pfalz eine Pension, die ihm eine Reise nach Italien ermöglichte, wo er sich hauptsächlich in Rom aufhielt. Hier war er insbesondere dem Maler F. Müller (1749-1825), dem Dichter W. Heise und dem Bildhauer A. Trippel (1744-1793) freundschaftlich verbunden. Die Beschäftigung mit der Malerei N. Poussins (1594-1665) und Cl. Lorrains (1600-1682) hatte großen Einfluß auf sein späteres Werk; er wandte sich ganz und gar der Landschaftskunst zu. Bereits 1780 wurde er zum Hofmaler am 1778 nach München verlegten Mannheimer Hof ernannt. 1784 kehrte er aus Italien nah München zurück. Ab 1793 lebte er in Wohngemeinschaft mit seinem Bruder Ferdinand und seinem Neffen Wilhelm von Kobell (1766-1853) in München. Der zeichnerische Nachlaß des Künstlers wird auf mehr als 10.000 Blatt geschätzt.

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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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. Sheet size: 2 sheets 21 x 55 inches each. 4 sheets intended to be joined. Very good. 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 second 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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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. Sheet size: 2 sheets 21 x 55 inches each. 4 sheets intended to be joined. Very good. 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 second 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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        Mélanges concernant l'histoire et la littérature au XVIII° siècle

      1778 - In-8° relié demi-veau de l'époque, quelques morsures aux coiffes sinon bel exemplaire. On trouve reliés à la suite : 1- Mercier, Louis-Sébastien : De la littérature et des littérateurs- suivi d'un Nouvel examen de la tragédie françoise [Edition de 1778 à Yverdon], 158 pages - - BOUND WITH : 2- Abbé Talbert : Panégyrique de Saint Louis, prononcé dans la chapelle du Louvre, en présence de MM. de l'Académie française, le 25 août 1779 (Paris, Demonville, 1779), 62 pages - - - BOUND WITH 3- REMY Abbé : Eloge de Michel de l'Hôpital, chancelier de France, discours qui a remporté le prix de l'Académie Française en 1777 (Paris, Demonville, 1777), 68 pages - - - BOUND WITH : 4- LE MERCIER DE LA RIVIÈRE, Pierre Paul] : De l'instruction publique; ou considérations morales et politiques sur la nécessité, la nature et la source de cette instruction. Ouvrage démandé pour le Roi de Suède (Stockholm and Paris, Didot the elder, 1775. [iv], 130 pages. First edition, very rare. Before Gustavus III succeeded to the Swedish throne in 1771, at the age of 25, he had been educated by Carl Fredrik Scheffer, the great admirer and translator of the Physiocrats, so it is perhaps unsurprising that the new King, 'indisputably one of the greatest sovereigns of the 18th century' (Ency. Brit.), exhibited a keen enthusiasm for the new ideas to come out of France. The feeling was mutual: the économistes regarded Gustavus as one of their protectors. Such is the background to the present work, which Le Mercier wrote for Gustavus at the request of Scheffer (who read it, in his own words, 'avec un plaisir qu'il m'est impossible de vous exprimer'). 'Pour obtenir de l'instruction publique ces heureux effets [i.e. 'dispelling the shadows of ignorance', etc.], il ne suffit pas d'établir un grand nombre d'écoles publiques et gratuites, il faut encore que toutes les branches de gouvernement concourent, et que le corps politique prenne à profiter de cette instruction, sans cependant user de violence, ni offenser leur liberté ' (quoted in INED).Einaudi 3302; Higgs 6197; INED 2791; not found in Goldsmiths' or Kress; OCLC locates 3 copies in America (Yale, Chicago, Columbia) and one at the Royal Library in the Netherlands. Pour Mercier de la Rivière, le rôle de l'État consiste à veiller au respect des lois naturelles. En plus du droit de propriété, la liberté d'expression et d'opinion (en particulier, la liberté de la presse) doivent être garanties. Comme les autres physiocrates, il estime qu'un despote légal, à ne pas confondre avec un despote éclairé porté au pouvoir par une faction quelconque, investi à la fois des pouvoirs législatif et exécutif (afin de traduire en acte ces lois), est plus apte à le faire qu'une assemblée élue. Il rejette donc, selon ses propres termes, un « despotisme factice et déréglé » au profit d'un « despotisme naturel, patrimonial et légal ». BOUND WITH 5- BARTHELEMY Jean Jacques : Entretiens sur l'état de la musique grecque, vers le milieu du quatrieme siecle, avant l'ere vulgaire (Chez les frères de Bure, 1777), 110pp. Bien complet du feuillet d'errata non chiffré. Jean Jacques Barthélémy (1716-1795) fut d'abord un ecclésiastique avant d'être un archéologue, un littérateur et un numismate. Avant de publier le célèbre voyage d'Anacharsis, il se fit connaître par de nombreuses recherches érudites qu'il s'est employé à rendre accessible à un public plus large, non seulement dans Anacharsis, mais également dans cet opuscule sur la musique grecque, dans lequel on trouve un athénien dialoguant avec un disciple de Platon. Barthélémy s'attarde en outre sur la signification de la musique pour les athéniens, s'inspirant directement des écrits de Platon. - - - BOUND WITH 6- François Thomas Marie de Baculard d' Arnaud : Valmiers : anecdote (Paris, Delalain, 1779), une planche hors-texte, un cul-de-lampe, paginé 315-448 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        JOURDAIN (Anselme Louis Bernard)

      1778 1160 - Paris, Valleyre, 1778, , 2 volumes in-8 de I. (4), XLVIII, 535, (1) pages et 4 planches ; et de II. (4), 662, (2) pages et 3 planches, demi-basane du début du XIXe siècle, dos lisse orné, Première édition. Jourdain (1734-1816) après avoir été chirurgien, commença l'exercice de la dentisterie en 1755. Ouvrage illustré de 7 planches gravées sur cuivre (quelques unes courtes de marge) dont certaines représentent des instruments de chirurgie ORL ainsi qu'une mentonnière ("cette machine est destinée à arrêter surement les hémorragies, soit de la langue même, soit celles des narines, après quelques opérations, que l'on peut regarder comme la seule ressource pour sauver la vie aux malades dans certains cas") et un cas de tumeur monstrueuse. Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        REGLAMENTO Y ARANCELES REALES PARA EL COMERCIO LIBRE DE ESPAÑA A INDIAS DE 12. DE OCTUBRE DE 1778

      Madrid, 1778. Quarto. Contemporary mottled calf, gilt, spine gilt extra. Edges of covers slightly worn, corners heavily worn. Modern bookplate on front pastedown, old book dealers' descriptions on front pastedown. Contemporary ownership inscription ("Castillo") on titlepage. Occasional minor soiling and dampstaining in upper margins of a few leaves, remainder of text fresh and clean, with wide margins, printed on heavy paper. Very good plus. Detailed rules and regulations governing Spain's late 18th-century commercial policy in Latin America, with a preliminary section of nineteen pages providing a summary of the articles and tariffs documented in the main portion of the text. With this REGLAMENTO..., the Crown terminated Cadiz and Seville's monopoly of trade with Spanish America, allowing other cities of the realm to participate. In addition to much information on commerce and numerous tariffs on a large variety of Spanish and American goods, several sections discuss shipping, ports, and other maritime activities directly related to commercial activity. The work also includes the text of concessions granted to Louisiana.

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        Philosophia Entomologica sistens scientiae fundamenta adiectis definitionibus, exemplis, observationibus adumbrationibus.

      - Hamburgi et Kilonii, C.E. Bohnii, 1778. 8vo (200 x 120mm). pp. (12), 178, with title-vignette. New half calf, gilt lettered spine. Scarce work of this famous entomologist. Fabricius was one of the most famous pupils of Linnaeus, with whom he formed a lifelong friendship. He greatly increased the knowledge of entomology and gained a wide reputation abroad. "Fabricius's (1778) 'Philosophia Entomologica' was the first textbook of entomology and introduced an improved classification based on mouthparts; this kept natural groups together that Linnaeus's system had separated according to wing structures. Fabricius's small book also covered theoretical principles of study, nomenclature, description, and classification" (Damkaer, The Copepodologist's cabinet p. 69).Horn-Schenkling 6197. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Junk]
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        Stadtplan, "Grundriß der Königl. Residenzstadt Potsdam 1778".

      - Kupferstich v. G.W. Wolf n. Oesfeld b. Nicolai, dat. 1778, erschienen, 1786, 28 x 38,5 Drescher/Kroll, Potsdam. Ansichten aus drei Jahrh., mit Abb. und Beschreibung im Vorsatz. - Früher Plan von Potsdam, der Potsdam mit seinen Vorstädten zeigt. Drescher/ Kroll "Die sorgfältig und mit minutiöser Genauigkeit gezeichnete Oesfeldsche Karte ist von beachtlicher künstlerischer Qualität". - Mit alten Längs- und Querfalten. Gebräunt.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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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 - First Edition. A beautiful copy bound in leather with raised bands and gold lettering on the spine. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp. The pages are clean with a previous owner's name nicely written on the top of the title page. Overall, a wonderful copy in collector's condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        A New Atlas Or a Compleat Set of Maps. Representing the different Empires, Kingdoms, States of the known World Including the Modern Discoveries by J. Young, A.M.

      (Edinburgh and London ?), (1778). Large 4to. (32 x 24,5 cm.). Contemp. hcalf. Raised bands. Title-label with gilt lettering. Top of spine lacks ca. 1 cm. of leather, bottom of spine ca. 1/2 cm. Spine rubbed, wear along hinges. Old owner inscription on top of title-page. Ex Libris Scholae Regis Edinensis. Engraved title-page and 23 double-page (numb. 1-23) and all with original handcolouring. The map of the world (2 hemispheres): printed size 25 x 46 cm. (sheet: 31 x 48,5 cm.). Printed on heavy paper, verso blank, all clean and fine.. First edition. Not in Shirley. The copy described by Shirley I, T.YOU - 1 a, having another imprint dated 1782. All the maps in our copy is signed "Published as the Act directs 1st July 1778". Shirley mentions that the Atlas was doubtless intended for educational use

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        Dichterin (1785-1859), vor ihrer Heirat mit Achim von Arnim (1811) geb. Brentano: Eigenh. Brief ohne U., O. u. D. [München, Anfang Dezember 1808].

       Quer-Kl.-4°. 1 S. Mit Siegelrest und Adresse (nur diese nicht von Bettines Hand, möglicherweise hat sie der im Text angesprochene \"Überbringer\" geschrieben): \"Ludewig Tiek / Maxplatz No 10, oder im Adler zu erfragen / München\".\"Lieber Tieck, sogleich wird mich C l e m e n s [ihr Bruder Clemens Brentano (1778-1842)] ablösen, um Ihnen den Zweck dieses Briefes deutlich zu machen. Wann kommen Sie hier her, wahrscheinlich wenn ich weg gehe, dann können Sie in meinem Zimmer wohnen, ich werde eine Kaze (sic!) anschaffen zu Ihrer Gesellschaft. Der Überbringer dieses Briefes, ist ein unschuldig in Sie verliebter, wie ich höre. Freund ich bitte, sind Sie kriegerischer Natur [di]eß einzige mögt ich nur wissen, wegen gewißen Ursachen, ob Sie nehmlich im Stande sind ein Gewehr ohne Zittern abzuschießen. oder gehen Sie lieber mit Bogen und Pfeil um, weil es nicht knallt, es ist mir sehr [im Original unterstrichen] wichtig dieß zu wißen.\" - / - 1808 wurde Schelling Generalsekretär der neu gegründeten Akademie der Bildenden Künste in München. Friedrich Carl von Savigny, ein Studienfreund von Clemens Brentano, war seit seiner Hochzeit (1804) mit dessen älteren Schwester Kunigunde Brentano auch mit Bettine verschwägert. 1808 wurde er auf eine ordentliche Professur für römisches Zivilrecht an die Universität Landshut berufen. Und so wurde München 1808/09 ein Treffpunkt der Romantiker. - // - Der befreundete Dichter Ludwig Tieck (1773-1853), dem Bettine sehr zugetan war, ist am 19. Oktober 1808 zusammen mit seiner Schwester (Sophie Tieck-Bernhardi) in München angekommen, wie immer ohne Geld, und hatte sich am Maximiliansplatz eine ziemlich kostspielige Wohnung genommen. Mit \"Adler\" ist vermutlich der \"Schwarze Adler\" in der Kaufingerstr. gemeint. Schon am 25. Oktober 1808 schreibt Bettine an Savigny: \"Den Abend habe ich mit Tieck zugebracht.\" - Am 26. November: \"Tieck war gestern bei mir und las mir etwas von sich vor, was mich entzückt hat;\" - // - Bettine wohnte in München in der Rosenstraße bei Elisabeth von Moy, einer Freundin ihrer verstorbenen Schwester Sophie. - Clemens war mit seiner Frau Auguste am 28. September 1808 in München eingetroffen und wohnte notdürftig bei Bettine, wollte jedoch nach Landshut (zu Savigny) übersiedeln. Am 16. Oktober reiste er nach Landshut weiter. Am 29. November kam er wieder nach München und traf am 30. November 1808 Tieck und dessen Schwester. Am 10. Dezember reisten Bettine, und vermutlich auch Clemens, nach Landshut. Bettine verbrachte die Weihnachtstage dort und reiste am 31. Dezember wieder nach München. - // - An Weihnachten erkrankte Tieck an Gicht. - Da es im Brief heißt: \"Wann kommen Sie hier her\", ist er noch vor der Erkrankung geschrieben worden. Unser Brief entstand also wohl zwischen dem 29. November und dem 10. Dezember, der Abreise Bettines und Clemens\' nach Landshut. - Clemens kommt erst wieder am 23./24. Februar nach München, nach dem fingierten Selbstmordversuch seiner Frau; er wohnt im \"Goldenen Hahn\" und besucht Tieck. Mietet sich am 25. Februar 1809 beim Schneider Schleicher in der Rosengasse ein und flieht am 27. Februar vor seiner Frau nach Landshut, wo er sich versteckt hält bis Ende März. - // - Was die kriegerischen Attribute betrifft, so könnte Bettine Tieck aufgefordert haben, Clemens und Achim von Arnim gegen die Kritik Voß\' am \"Wunderhorn\" zu verteidigen, die am 25./26. November 1808 im \"Morgenblatt\" erschienen war. Denn es war am 30. November bei dem Treffen mit Tieck und dessen Schwester zum Streit über das \"Wunderhorn\" gekommen. - Kleiner, ausgebesserter Randschaden vom Entsiegeln. Die Unterschrift ist abgeschnitten, sonst gut. - Wie bei allen Autographen wird die Echtheit von mir schriftlich garantiert. Versand D: 4,00 EUR

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        PRO ILLUSTRI PRINCIPE OLIM SIGISMUNDO FRANCISCO MARCH. ESTENSI ac illustribus Comitibus De Barbiano de Belgioiosio Estensibus. Scripta in causa fideicommissi qu. Comitis Joannis Trivultii

      In 4, pp. 4 + 4 + 6 + 4 + 12 + 4 + 4 + 4 + 22 + 12 + 20 + 40 + 22 + 22 + 20 + 18 + 16 + 16 + 4 con grande albero genealogico cm. 100 x 80. Cart. coeva in carta marmorizzata. Miscellanea di testi a stampa con le 2 cc. iniziali che sono fr. e indice appositamente stampati. Raccolta degli atti della causa tra i Belgioioso e i Trivulzi per la contestata primogenitura di Giovanni Trivulzi. Raccolta di atti giudiziari e documenti storici riguardanti le due importanti famiglie congiunte in parentela sin a partire dal 1400. Raccolta di grande rarita' ITA

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        Empfehlungsschreiben einer Freimaurer-Loge aus St. Petersburg von 1778 - Handgeschriebenes Zertifikat auf Kupferstichvorlage].

      St. Petersburg 1778 - 1 Bl. (12 Zeilen handschriftlicher Text auf Kupferstichvordruck), Blattmaß: 38,5 x 48 cm (quer). Bildformat: 25 x 35 cm (quer). Schmuckblatt mit einem Rahmen aus gestochenen Freimaurersymbolen und handschriftlichem Empfehlungsschreiben für Andreas Schlick. Das in französischer Sprache in St. Petersburg verfasste Certifikat, vermutlich aus der Loge Urania, ist unterzeichnet von Wladimer Louquine (Meister des Stuhls), Ernst Jacob Opitz und Abraham Curtius (Kontrolleure). Außerdem bestätigt der Hamburger Kaufmann [Johann Philipp] Grooten, der 1773 nach St. Petersburg übergesiedelt war, die Richtigkeit der Angaben (Ne Varietur). Grooten gründete die Firma J. P. Grooten in St. Petersburg. - In dem Schreiben an eine unbekannte Loge bitten die Unterzeichner, Bruder Andreas Schlick (wahrscheinlich ursprünglich Makler aus Lübeck) wohlwollend zu empfangen und ihn in seiner Tempelarbeit zu unterstützen. Einige Textstellen, so auch der Name der Loge, sind als kryptische Zeichen dargestellt. Etwa mittig ist das rote Wachssiegel der Loge platziert. - Das Blatt ist angerändert, etwas fleckig und hat Faltspuren. Eine Fehlstelle an der linken unteren Blattecke (ca. 4 x 2 cm). Insgesamt sehr schönes Exemplar. [Freimaurer, Logen, Loge, Orient, Freemason, Franc-Macon, Zertificat, Loge zur Verschwiegenheit, Loge zur vollkommenen Einigkeit, Loge Apollo, Loge Harpokrates, Loge Asträä, Loge Hygea, Rosenkreuzer, Nowikow, Muse Uranie, Rosenkreuzer, Freimaurerzeichen, Freimaurersymbole, Helene Grooten, Helene Grootten, Helene Maschmeyer, Helena Maschmeyer] 202 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Geschichtmäßige Beschreibung der Landgräflich-Heßischen Ganzen und Halben Thaler,

      Regensburg, Keyser, 1778. - wie auch einiger Denck-Münzen. Mit 3 gestochenen Vignetten, 3 Blatt, 266 Seiten, 1 Blatt, roter Maroqiun-Einband der Zeit mit reichster Rücken- und Deckelvergoldung und dreiseitigem Goldschnitt, 22 x 18,5 cm, Einband etwas berieben, hinterer Einbanddeckel mit kleiner Schabspur. Enthält eine chronologisch geordnete ausführliche Beschreibung hessischen Silbermünzen.

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        IRELAND). Parte Del Regno D'Irlanda, cioe' Le Provincie D'Ulster, E Leinster. / Parte Del Regno D'Irlanda, cioè Le Provincie Di Connaught, E Munster Di Nuova Projezione.

      Venice: Antonio Zatta 1778 - Together 2 sheets. Each image c. 31 x 41 cm. Original outline colour, both with decorative coloured title cartouches. Ireland shown on two double page maps. The first map showing the north and east of Ireland, the second map showing the south and west. Blank on versos. Both maps in very good condition.

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        Lettres à une princesse d'Allemagne sur divers sujets de physique et de philosophie, 3 volumes

      1778 Berne La Société Typographique 1778 - 3 tomes en 3 volumes - 18,5 x 12 cm - viii+309 pgs + 4 planches - viii+315 pgs + 4 planches - x+351 pgs + 11 planches (tous dépliantes) - plein basane moucheté, dos lisse orné de caissons et fleurons, totre estampés en or - 2 coiffes usagées, mors partiellement usés - cachets sur les pages de titrefragment d'un catalogue collé sur la premiére garde vollante du tome 1- gravures en bonne condition - première feuille des tomes 1 et 2 brunâtre (réédition de l'édition de 1775 à Genève chez Bathélemi Chirol ?) Barbier II pg 1223 / DSB IV 467-484 / Quérard III 43 / Houzeau & Lancaster II 8897 / PMM 196 (note) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Missions-Reise nach Suriname und Barbice zu einer Surinamflusse im dritten Grad der Linie wohnenden Freynegernation, Nebst einigen Bemerkungen über die Missionsanstalten der Brüderunität zu Paramaribo. Zittau, Leipzig, Johann David Schöps for the author, 1801. 8vo. With 16 engraved plates showing ships and boats, building interiors and exteriors, landscapes and river scenes, missionaries and "Maroons", and fauna (including hunting scenes). With 8 of the 16 plates coloured by a contemporary hand. Contemporary boards. .

      K. van Doorne & M. van Kempen, Suriname-cat. 5681; Sabin 71305; WorldCat (5 copies). Rare first edition, in the original German, of an account of a Moravian Church missionary voyage to the "Maroons" (escaped black slaves who formed their own independent communities) in the Dutch colonies of Surinam and Berbice (now eastern Guyana) in the years 1778 to 1780. 10 of the 16 plates show the Maroons in a wide variety of activities. With an owner's red ink stamp on the title. Plate 1 is bound in as a frontispiece. With some offsetting in the last quires, slightly affecting 2 plates, but otherwise in good condition, with only minor smudges or small stains and one or two marginal tears. An extensively illustrated missionary account of the Maroons in Surinam and Dutch Guyana..

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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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        Flora Anglica; Exhibens Plantas per Regnum Britanniae Sponte Crescentes. 2 volume set

      London J Nourse, in the Strand 1778. G : in Good condition with marbled eps. Cover rubbed. Part of Morocco titles missing. Text block firm Second Edition Leather cover 220mm x 130mm (9" x 5"). xxxviii, 690pp.

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        Untersuchung der Natur und Ursachen von Nationalreichthümern. Aus dem Englischen. (Übersetzt von J. Fr. Schiller und Chr. A. Wichmann)

      Leipzig, bey Weidmanns Erben und Reich,1778. 1. Auflage. 2. Band. 21x12,5 cm. XII, 740 S. Halblederband mit Lederecken und goldenem Rückentitel und -verzierung. Größere Wurmfraßstellen am Rücknen unten und am oberen Kapital. Ecken und Kanten berieben und bestoßen. Bibliotheksschild im vorderen Innendeckel, keine Stempel. Hübsche, farbige Vorsatzseiten. Kl. numerischer Eintrag a. d. Titelseite unten. Seiten äußerst selten mit einzelnen Fleckchen, sonst sehr sauber. Roter Seitenschnitt rundum. Adam Smith, beyder Rechte Doktor, Mitglied der königlichen Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften zu London und ehemaligem Lehrer der Moralphilosophie auf der Universität zu Glasgow. Inhalt dieses 2. Bandes: 4. Buch: Von Systemen der Staatswirthschaft: Vom Grundsatze des Handelssystems. Von den Einschränkungen der EInfuhr solcher Güter aus fremden Ländern, die zu Hause erzielt werden können. Von den außerord. Einschränkungen der Einfuhr fast aller Arten von Gütern a. solchen Ländern... Von den sogenannten Drawbacks. Von Bounties, oder Prämien zur Beförderung der Ausfuhr. Von Handelsverträgen. Von Kolonien. Von den landwirthsch., oder denjenigen Systemen der Staatswirthschaft, welche das Produkt der Ländereyen für das einzige, oder die Hauptquelle d. Einkünfte u. Reichthümer eines jedes Landes ausgeben. 5. Buch: Vom Einkommen des Landesherrn oder des Staats: Von den Ausgaben des Landesherrn o. d. Staats. Von den Quellen der allgemeinen oder Staatseinkünfte der Gesellschaft. Von Staatsschulden. Mit zwei gestochenen Vignetten. Der erste Band erschien 1776. Versand D: 6,00 EUR 18. Jahrhundert; Import, Export; Kolonien; Landwirtschaft, Agrikulur, Agriculture; Staatsökonomie; Wirtschaftsgeschichte; Wirtschaftsordnung; Wirtschaftspolitik

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        Encyclopédie ou dictionnaire universel raisonné des connoissances humaines.

      Yverdon, 1778 - Tome VII. Yverdon, 1778. 4°. (4), 28, 4, 3, 15, (3), 14, 4, 8, 4, 4, 16, (2) S. Mit 135 Tafeln (dv. 6 gef.). Lederband der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung und Rückenschild. Siebter Band der 58-bändigen Enzyklopädie, erschienen in Yverdon mit 12 Berufs- und Handwerksdarstellungen, wie der Schriftsetzer, die Druckerei, das Walzwerk, der Instrumentenbauer, der Maurer, Pferdehaltung und Reiterei, die Marmorverarbeitung, die Papierherstellung und die Schifffahrt. - Einband berieben und bestossen. Sprache: Deutsch / German Lederband der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung und Rückenschild. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sammlung der Poetischen und Prosaischen Schriften ausländischer schöner Geister. Die Schriften des Wilhelm[sic!] Shakespear[sic!]. Wilhelm[sic!] Shakespears Schauspiele. Von Joh.[ann] Joach.[im] Eschenburg, Professor am Kollegio Karolino in Braunschweig. Neue verbesserte Auflage [von Gabriel Eckert]. Erster Band [bis Fünfter Band (- Zwanzigster Band)]. Mit Allerhöchstem kaiserlichen Privilegio, und Hoher obrigkeitlicher Erlaubniß. Straßburg, bey Franz Levrault; der königlichen Intendanz und bischöf. Universit. Buchdr. 1778 [(-1780). Band 6 fehlt Titelblatt, Band 7: Straßburg, Levrault 1779, Band 8: Mit allerhöchstem kaiserlichen Privilegio. Mannheim, 1778, Band 9: dito, 1779. Band 10: Straßburg, Levrault 1778, Band 11 fehlt Titelblatt, Band 12: dito, 1779, Band 13: Mannheim 1779, Band 14: Straßburg, Levrault 1779, Bände 15, 16, 17, 18 und 19 : Mannheim, 1779, Band 20: Mannheim, 1780]. Angebunden an den 20. Band: Gabriel Eckert der kuhrf&uum

      [Mannheim], Gegel 1778..

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        Mémoires de Maximilien de Béthune, Duc de Sully, Principal Ministre de Henri-Le-Grand, Mis en ordre, avec des Remarques, par M. L. D. L. D. L. Tome I - Tome VIII.

      London, 1778. 8 Bde. 447 + 473 + 463 + 456 + 424 + 440 + 405 + 442 S. Ld. der Zeit mit goldgeprägten Rücken. Nouvelle Édition, revue et corrigée in franz. Sprache. Mit zwei Kupferstichen (Henri-Le-Grand und Sully). - Besitzsign. a. Schmutztitel dat. 1796, St. a.T., leicht berieben, leicht fleckig, sehr schöne Exemplare. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Alte Literatur; Franz. Literatur

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        NOTICIA DEL ESTABLECIMIENTO Y POBLACION DE LAS COLONIAS INGLESAS EN LA AMERICA SEPTENTRIONAL"

      - (Religión, Orden de Gobierno, Leyes y Costumbres de sus Naturales y Habitantes, Calidades de su Clima, Terreno, Frutos, Plantas y Animales; Estado de su Industria, Artes, Comercio y Navegación). Portada restaurada en margen inferior, sin afectar. (Contiene interesantísimas Descripciones de Virginia, Mariland, Nueva Inglaterra, Nueva York, Nueva Jersey, Pensilvania, Carolina, Georgia, Canadá, Florida, etc. Así como Costumbres y Religión de los Indios, y Plantas del País, así como Manufacturas Comerciales). 1778, Madrid, Antonio Fernández. 8º mayor (20x14 cmts.), 196 pags. Encuad. pergamino original, fatigado. América COLONIAS [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eenstydige Danske ords Bemærkelse, oplyst ved Betragtninger og Exempler. Bind 1-3.

      Kiøbenhavn, Trykt paa Gyldendals Forlag, 1778-84. Bind I. 1 stykke i 2 opl. (32) + 98 + (12) + 88 + (10) + (18) + 294 + (1) + (10) + 126 + (16) s. Kobberstukket frontispiece.Kobberstukket vignett på tittelbl. Bind I-II bundet i samt. helskinnbd. med fem opph. bind. Rik ryggdekor i gull. Bind III nært uniformt bundet i samt. skinnbd. og med avvikende gulldekor. Bind I-II med navn på fribl. Bind III med navn på forsats (Sibbern).. Uvanlig komplett

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        Miscellanea Austriaca ad botanicam, chemiam, et historiam naturalem spectantia, cum figuris partim coloratis (Vol. I-II)

      Vienna: ex officina Krausiana, typis J. Gerold (Vol. I), M. A. Schmidt (Vol. II), 1778-1781. First (and Only) Edition. Very Good+. Contemporary Austrian or German half calf, slight variation to decoration of spine, and varying marbled boards, spines gilt panelled, tan calf lettering-pieces; 4to (237 and 234 x 182 mm), 2 volumes; pages untrimmed and almost entirely unopened, with 44 hand-colored engraved plates (5 folding), of plants, plant parts, lichen, one of butterflies and scarabs, by Jakob Adams, probably after the drawings of the various contributors, woodcut title vignettes, head- and tail-pieces. Boards lightly rubbed; corners gently bumped; some light worming at spine tips of Volume II. Textblocks a little foxed; folding plate 20 in Volume I with short marinal tear at fold. An excellent set. Provenance: Unidentified bookplate, a modern copy of Hilprand Brandenburg's bookplate of an angel holding shield; Robert de Belder (his sale, Sotheby's London, 27 April 1987, lot 174); An Important Botanical Library (part I, Christie's New York, 4 June 1997, lot 75). Like its successor, Jacquin's "Collectanea," this semi-periodical publication contains articles by Jacquin and his friends and colleagues, the most important being probably Franz Xavier von Wulfen's "Plantae Rariories Carinthiacae" in Volume II. Similar to the Plesch copy and unlike the Hunt copy, the text paper of this copy is unwatermarked, and the plates are printed on paper watermarked with a shield with fleur-de-lys, countermarked C. & J. Honig. Hunt 655 (imperfect); Nissen BBI 975; Pritzel 4367; Stafleu & Cowan 3248.

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        A Plan of Captain Carvers Travels in the interior Parts of North America

      London:: J. Walter,. 1778.. Very good overall. A seldom-seen map by a British officer, one of the earliest to show "actual results of British exploration of the interior." (Wheat). It was issued with Carver's, "Travels through the Interior Parts of North- America, in the Years 1766, 1767, and 1768", considered one of the earliest and best accounts of the frontier in Minnesota and Wisconsin. "The delineation of the lower St. Peter (Minneosta) River was based on his (Carver's) visit to that region in 1766-67 as the first English- speaking explorer to push beyond the upper Mississipi River valley. The western interior, however, was copied from Bellin's map of 1755, which in turn was derived from the maps of La Verendrye. One innovation introduced by Carver is a dotted line connecting the Mandan River (the Great Bend of the Missouri River) with the imaginary "River of the West," which empties into the Pacific Ocean. This misconception led later American explorers to believe that the Pacific Ocean could be reached by a direct water route." III.i, p. 186-7, Luebke et al, "Mapping the North American Plains", Univ. of Oklahoma, 1987. The map is filled with details and notations such as "Traders go no farther than these falls" and "seldom travel this way except War Parties" and many more. The route of Carver's travels are clearly shown along the Mississippi, Fox, Minnesota and St. Pierre rivers. The map extends from Michigan, here labeled Chipeways and Ottowas Land, to above Lake Superior and west to beyond the Minnesota River. After the French and Indian War the peace settlement gave the British eastern Minnesota, opening the vast territory to their fur traders. Carver spent the winter of 1766-67 with the Sioux on the Minnesota River. He then joined Capt. James Tute's expedition as the mapmaker. Tute's plan was to cross the continent in quest of the Northwest Passage. The plan was not successful but their explorations led Carver to later publish an account of his travels. Carver is credited with traveling farther into the unknown West than any other English explorer before the Revolution. " (Old World Auctions). Image size 13.5x10.5", platemark 1/4" around the printed image plus wide margins on three sides, margin added on right side. Copper engraving, faint outline color. Neat restoration to a gap in the top margin. Old folds. OCLC: 312478177; Rumsey #5915.

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        POOR RICHARD IMPROVED: BEING AN ALMANACK AND EPHEMERIS OF THE MOTIONS OF THE SUN AND MOON...FOR THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 1779

      Philadelphia, 1778. 12mo. Printed self-wrappers, stitched. Additional stab holes in blank gutter. Light soiling and scattered foxing. Overall very good. Revolutionary War-era Poor Richard's almanac, containing numerous aphorisms, anecdotes, and medicinal recipes. This was evidently printed just before Hall and Sellers would have fled Philadelphia before the advancing British. Woodcuts illustrating the different signs of the zodiac accompany each month of the almanac. The illustration, "The Anatomy of Man's Body, as govern'd by the Twelve Constellations," appears on page [5].

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        Candide, ou L`Optimisme, par Mr. de Voltaire. Premiere Partie / Seconde Partie. Edition revue, corrigée & ornée de figures en tailles-douces, dessinées & gravées par Mr.. Daniel Chodowiecky.

      Berlin. chez Chrétien Frédéric Himbourg, 1778. 2 in 1, mit 5 ganzseitigen Kupfern, Vignettten und Schlußstücken, illustriert von Daniel Chodowiecki, kl.8°. 15,3 x 10,1 cm. 188,(2) Bll /108, (1) Bl. Seiten, Leinen der Zeit mit sparsamer Rückenvergoldung, und marmoriertem Schnitt, Hardcover in Leinwand, In gutem Zustand. der Einband leicht berieben, die Ecken bestoßen, der Rücken lichtbedingt entfärbt, der Schnitt teils gebräunt, einzelne Seiten leicht braunfleckig, eine Tafel rückseitig außerhallb der Darstellung im Rand davon mitbetroffen, insgesamt sehr sauber, gedruckt auf gutem Papier, wenige Lagen auf qualitärsmäßig schlechterem Papier gedruckt, mit den bekannten Stichen Chodowieckis. Versand D: 2,95 EUR Sammlerexemplare, Fremdsprachige Bücher, Literatur und Unterhaltung, Literatur bis um 1900, Alte Drucke, Bücher mit Originalgrafik, Illustrierte Bücher

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        Vom Erkennen und Empfinden der menschlichen Seele. Bemerkungen und Träume.

      Riga, Johann Friedrich Hartknoch, 1778. - (2), 94 SS. Interimsbroschur der Zeit. 8vo. Erste Ausgabe. "Hervorgerufen durch die Preisaufgabe der philosophischen Klasse der Berliner Akademie vom Juni 1773. Da die eingereichte Bearbeitungen des Themas nicht genügten, wurde die Preisverteilung auf das nächste Jahr verschoben. Herder arbeitete die Abhandlung um, aber auch so kam sie nicht einmal in die engere Wahl" (Schulte-S.). - Die Broschur etwas lädiert. Am Innendeckel Vermerk des Erlanger Germanisten Rudolf von Raumer (1815-76): "Dies ist die Editio princeps dieser Herderschen Schrift". Schulte-Strathaus 45, 31 und 30. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Les Vies des Hommes Illustres de Plutarque, Traduites en Francois, avec des Remarques historiques & critiques, par M. Dacier, de l\'Academie Royale des Inscriptions & Belles-Lettres, etc. Tome Premier: Les Vies de Thésée, de Romulus, de Lycurgue, de Numa Pompilius; Tome Second: Les Vies de Solon, de Publicola, de Themistocle, de Camillus, de Périclès, de Fabius Maximus; Tome Troisieme: Les Vies d\'Alcibiade, de Coriolan, de Timoléon, de Paul-Emile, de Pélopidas, de Marcellus; Tome Quatrieme: Les Vies d\'Aristide, de Caton le Censeur, de Philopoemen, de Flaminius, de Pyrrhus, de Marius; Tome Cinquieme: Les Vies de Lysandre, de Sylla, de Cimon, de Lucullus, de Nicias; Tome Sixieme: Les Vies de Crassus, de Sertorius, D´Eumenes, d´Agésilas, de Pompée; Tome Septieme: Les Vies d´Alexandre, de Cesar, de Phocion; Tome Huitieme: Les Vies de Caton d´Utique, d´Agis & Cléomene, de Tiberius & Caius Gracchus, de Démosthene, de Ciceron; Tome Neuvieme: Les Vies de Démétrius, d´Antoine, de Dion, de Brutus; Tome Dixieme: Les Vies d´Artxerce, d´Aratus, de Galba, d´Othon - par Plutarque -, d´Aristippe, traduite du grec de Diogene Laerce, par M. le Fevre, d´Annibal, par M. Dacier; Tome Onzieme: d´Enée, de Tullus Hostilius, d´Aristomene, de Tarquin l\'Ancien, de L. Junius brutus, de Gelon, de Cyrus, de Jason. Traduites de l\'Anglois de Thomas Rowe, par M. l\'Abbé Bellenger; Tome Douzieme: La Table générale des Matieres contenues dans les onze Volumes des Vies de Plutarque, & du Supplément.

      Paris: Chez Nyon ainé, rue Saint-Jean-de-Beauvais, 1778. Nouvelle Edition, revue & corrigée, 12 Bände. 480/516/530/497/439/495/428/520/459/512/432/442 S. 8°, OHalbleder mit goldgeprägtem Lederrückenschild, Einbände leicht berieben, Einbandkanten leicht berieben, Kapitale leicht bestossen, Schnitt leicht verstaubt, innen vereinzelt gering braunfleckig, ansonsten sehr gut.Versand D: 5,00 EUR Antike, Plutarch, Biographien

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        Méthode raisonnée pour apprendre à jouer du violon composée par Léopold Mozart. Traduite de l`Allemend en Français par Valentin Roeser. On trouvera à la fin de cette méthode XII Petits duos et un caprice faciles et la portée des commençants

      Paris : Mr. Le Menu, Auteur, Editeur et Md. de Musique de Madame la Dauphine, [ca. 1778]. - 89 S. Gr. Fol. Mod. HLdr. Wie fast immer ohne die 3 Seiten Anhang. Titel staubfleckig, fleckig und mit kl. Randschaden. Am Innensteg oben mit grossem, durchgehenden Wasserfleck (5 Cm), unten wasserfleckig, am Ende werd die Fleck grosser aber das Gedruckte bleibt grossenteils erspart. RISM B VI2, S. 601. Verso Titel 1 S. Sehr seltene und fühe Titelauflage der französischen Erstausgabe (Verlagskatalog verso Titelbl. \"Mmes Le Menu et Boyer\").Versand D: 4,00 EUR illustration, old & rare books, illustration, old & rare books

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        The Magdalen Isles in the Gulph of St. Lawrence

      London 1778 - From The Atlantic Neptune. At the close of the French and Indian War, Des Barres, the most noted and skilled producer of coastal charts in late eighteenth-century England, was sent to America by the British Admiralty to survey the coasts of the Maritime Provinces. These provinces, so recently acquired from France, had never been adequately mapped, and using the most advanced hydrographic instruments available, Des Barres spent the next ten years constructing a series of charts of unparalleled accuracy and schematic beauty, of crucial importance for military maneuvers on the Northeast Coast. Ultimately the project was expanded to include the entire Atlantic and gulf coasts of North America. At the outset of the American Revolution, Des Barres was assigned the task of compiling his work -- and that of others surveying the coast and shorelines of North America -- into an atlas that would enable the British Navy and Merchant Marines to navigate safely in North American waters. Des Barres returned to England in 1774 and began to prepare his charts for publication. The collected charts appeared as the Atlantic Neptune, a magnificent work consisting of about 275 views, plans and charts, which is considered the first great marine atlas of the eastern seaboard, and by many the most splendid collection of charts ever published. Each volume was composed of charts selected for a particular purpose or mission and thus, no two sets are identical. Sheet size: 32 1/4 x 23 3/4".

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        Éloge de Mr. Alb. Haller, lu dans une assemblée publique de la Société Économique de Berne, le 25 mars 1778. Traduit de l'allemand.

      Berne, Société Typographique, 1778, - in-8vo, frontispice gravé à l'eau-forte par Dunker terminé par Lacroix ?Vue sur les Alpes lointaines? + 2 ff. (titre avec vignette gravée et dédicace) + 84 p., reliure en d.-cuir d'époque, dos richement orné or, pièce de titre cuir, plats couverts de papier dit ?à la colle? Bel exemplaire. Première édition française éditée d'abord en allemand de la même année ?Lobrede auf Hrn. Albert Haller, welche auf Veranstaltung der Löbl. ökonomischen Gesellschafft etc etc? Le poème sur les Alpes fut à tout jamais ?un monument éternel que son auteur a érigé à la gloire de sa patrie? L'ouvrage n'est pas une simple liste des honneurs littéraires ou académiques, il y a aussi qqs anecdotes comme son ?Voyage en Valais en 1757, où il courut un danger imminent, d'être précipité avec son carrosse d'un pont de bois, dans un torrent qui roulait au fond d'un précipice?.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Recreations mathematiques et physiques, qui contiennent les Problemes & les Ouestions les plus remarquables, & les plus propres a piquer la curiosite, tant des Mathematiques que de la Physique...Nouvelle edition...

      Jombert Paris 1778 (...totalement refondue & considerablement augmentee. Band 1 - 4 ) ( Erscheinungszeitraum offenbar 1778 - 1790 ). ( Bitte beachten: Leider fehlt in der vorliegenden schönen Reihe jeweils immer offenbar das Titelblatt, es ist immer nur der Vortitel *Recreations Mathematiques et Physiques* mit der jeweiligen Bandzählung enthalten. Die Approbation durch den königlichen Zensor Montucla datiert vom 5. August 1775 ). Band 1 mit 1 Blatt ( Titelblatt fehlt wie in den folgenden Bänden auch - falls dort überhaupt vorhanden - ), XVIII ( Preface ), 1 Blatt ( Approbation ), 464 Seiten und 20 gefalteten Kupfertafeln / Band 2 mit 432 Seiten und 34 gefalteten Kupfertafeln ( hierunter eine Doppeltafel ) / Band 3 mit 463 Seiten und 34 gefalteten Kupfertafeln / Band 4 mit 523 Seiten und 8 gefalteten Kupfertafeln. Jeweils in Ohldr mit goldgeprägtem schmalen Einbandrücken und goldgeprägtem roten Rückenschildchen, 8° ( 20 x 13 cm ). Inhalt: mit u.a. Beiträgen über Mechanik, Optik, Akkustik, Musik, Astronomie, Geographie, Gnomonik, Navigation, Architektur, Feuerwerker, Physik, Elektrizität, Chemie. Einbände etwas berieben, Ecken und Kanten etwas bestoßen. Innen jeweils ein neueres Exlibris auf dem Innendeckel vorn, Vorsätze etwas leimschattig. Wenige Seiten gering fleckig oder stockfleckig, die Tafeln meist sauber und von guter Erhaltung. Mit zusammen 90 in Kupfer gestochenen Tafeln durch Monsieur de la Gardette ( so vollständig ( in Band 3 ist die Tafel 14+15 zur Gnomonik eine Doppeltafel. Abgesehen von dem offenbar fehlenden Titelblatt eine schöne, dekorative Reihe mit allen Kupferstichen. Zusammen 4 Bände. ( Gesamtgewicht ca. 2500 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) ( Lagerort: Richey ) Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Mathematik, Physik, Astronomie, Mechanik, Optik, Recreations, Ozanam, Montucla, Kupferstich, Mechanik, Optik, Akkustik, Musik, Astronomie, Geographie, Gnomonik, Navigation, Architektur, Feuerwerk, Physik, Elektrizität, Chemie

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        JOURNALS OF CONGRESS. CONTAINING THE PROCEEDINGS FROM JANUARY 1, 1776, TO JANUARY 1, 1777

      York-town, Pa., 1778. Contemporary paper boards, spine with paper loss, front board detached. Contemporary ownership inscription of Solon Stevens on front fly leaf. Light, even toning. Some minor soiling. Very good, in original unsophisticated condition. In a red half morocco and cloth box, spine gilt. This volume of the Journals of Congress is one of the rarest of the series issued from 1774 to 1788, and has a peculiar and romantic publication history. Textually it covers the exciting events of 1776, culminating with the Declaration of Independence on July 4, an early printing of which appears here, as well as all of the other actions of Congress for the year. It is thus a vital document in the history of American independence and the American Revolution. Through the middle of 1777 the printer of the Journals of Congress was Robert Aitken of Philadelphia. In 1777 he published the first issue of the Journals for 1776, under his own imprint. This was completed in the spring or summer. In the fall of 1777 the British campaign under Howe forced the Congress to evacuate Philadelphia, moving first to Lancaster and then to York, Pennsylvania. The fleeing Congress took with it what it could, but, not surprisingly, was unable to remove many copies of its printed Journals, which would have been bulky and difficult to transport. Presumably, any left behind in Philadelphia were destroyed by the British, accounting for the particular scarcity of those volumes today. Among the material evacuated from Philadelphia were the printed sheets of pages 1-424 of the 1776 Journals, printed by Aitken. Having lost many complete copies in Philadelphia, and not having the terminal sheets to make up more copies, Congress resolved to reprint the remainder of the volume. Aitken had not evacuated his equipment, but John Dunlap, the printer of the original Declaration, had. Congress thus appointed Dunlap as the new printer to Congress on May 2, 1778. Dunlap then reprinted the rest of the volume (coming out to a slightly different pagination from Aitken's version). He added to this a new titlepage, under his imprint at York, with a notice on the verso of his appointment as printer to Congress. This presumably came out between his appointment on May 2 and the return of Congress to Philadelphia in July 1778. Because of Dunlap's name on the titlepage, it has often been erroneously assumed that this volume contains a printing of the Declaration of Independence by Dunlap. In fact, that appears in the section of the original Aitken printing. Evans has further muddied the waters by the ghost entry of Evans 15685, ascribing a Dunlap, York printing to 1777. In fact, there is only one Dunlap version, Evans 16137, with the 1778 date. A great Revolutionary rarity.

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        Miscellaneous Observations relating to Education. More especially, as it respects the conduct of the mind. To which is added, An essay on a course of liberal education for civil and active life.

      Bath: printed by R. Cruttwell for J. Johnson. 1778 xxv, [1] errata, [2] ads, 334, [2]pp ads, half title. 8vo. Contemp. Occasional sl. damp marking, some long & shorthand contemp. annotations. 8vo. Attractively rebound in quarter calf, raised bands, red morocco label, vellum tips. Ownership signature of Rich'd Watson on title. Later inscription on verso of half title: 'Francis Osborne. Presented to me by Dr. Williams' Library London because I gave them some tracts dealing with non-conformists in Devon'.ESTC T39424. First Edition. Advocating the early introduction of science to students. Richard Watson, 1737-1816, was a friend of Priestley; like Priestley, Watson was both a scientist - he was made professor of chemistry at Cambridge University in 1764 - and theologian - he became Bishop of Llandaff in 1782. Dr. Williams' Library is situated at 14 Gordon Square, London. It is considered the pre-eminent research library of English Protestant non-conformity.

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        IN CONGRESS, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3, 1776. INSTRUCTIONS TO THE COMMANDERS OF PRIVATE SHIPS OR VESSELS OF WAR, WHICH SHALL HAVE COMMISSIONS OR LETTERS OF MARQUE AND REPRISAL, AUTHORISING THEM TO MAKE CAPTURES OF BRITISH VESSELS AND CARGOES [caption title]

      [Philadelphia, 1778. Old fold lines. Wear at some folds, one repaired on verso with tissue. Contemporary manuscript notations in text, signed by Henry Laurens. Very good. The printed instructions issued by the Continental Congress to privateers during the American Revolution, in this case under the signature of Henry Laurens as President of the Congress. The text of the broadside elaborates eleven articles of instruction for American privateers, private vessels authorized to raid enemy commerce during wartime. These vessels far outnumbered ships of the fledgling American navy, and had a huge effect on the outcome of the war, accounting for the capture of hundreds of British ships and millions of dollars in prize money. In addition to allowing the taking of ships by force of arms, the articles prohibit torture and murder, and indicate that Congress shall dictate disposal of prisoners. The privateering proclamation was first issued in April 1776, with John Hancock's name printed, as President of Congress. This was followed by another issue, which Hancock signed in manuscript. Subsequently the broadside was issued by other presidents of the Congress. South Carolinian Henry Laurens succeeded Hancock as president in November 1777, while the Congress was in York, Pennsylvania, and served through December of the next year. The present broadside, with Laurens' signature, was probably issued in the latter part of 1778, after the American forces had reclaimed Philadelphia from British occupation. John Jay followed Laurens as president, and two issues of the broadside exist with his manuscript signature, dated in 1779. The ESTC notes the four Hancock and Jay issues, and the differences in type settings among them, but the present Laurens issue is unrecorded. It is likely that the broadside was part of the paperwork issued to American privateers to demonstrate that they were authorized by Congress and not simply pirates. This may be why the different issues were actually signed by the President of Congress, in order to demonstrate the validity of the privateers actions. In this regard, interestingly, Laurens has also made two manuscript corrections to the text, changing the phrase "Inhabitants of Great Britain" to "Subjects of the King of Great Britain" in Article I: "You may, by force of arms, attack, subdue, and take all ships and other vessels belonging to the [subjects of the King] of Great Britain, on the High Seas, or between high water and low water marks..."; and inserting the additional condition "or acquitted" in Article V: "You shall keep and preserve every ship or vessel and cargo by you taken, until they shall by sentence of a court properly authorised be adjudged lawful Prize [or acquitted], not selling, spoiling, wasting, or diminishing the same or breaking the bulk thereof, nor suffering any such things to be done." The only known copy of an important broadside, with the signature and corrections of Henry Laurens, illuminating a vital part of the American military effort in the Revolution.

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        Isole di Majorca, D'Ivica, e di Formentera Di Nuova Projezione.

      Venice: Antonio Zatta 1778 - 31 x 40.5 cm. Original outline colour, with decorative coloured title cartouche to upper right corner. Double page map showing the islands of Ibiza and Majorca, with an inset map of Formentera. Blank on verso. Very good condition.

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        TRAITE D'AMITIE ET DE COMMERCE, CONLU ENTRE LE ROI ET LES ETATS-UNIS DE L'AMERIQUE SEPTENTRIONALE, LE 6 FEVRIER, 1778

      Paris, 1778. Quarto. Gathered signatures. Outer leaf separated along lower half of spine. Old ink note on titlepage. Light foxing, slight soiling in margins of outer leaves. Overall, very good. In a half morocco and marbled folder within a red morocco and marbled paper slipcase. The official French printing of the first French-American treaty, the first treaty between the United States and any other country, and a decisive moment in the American Revolution. Having struggled to find allies in their fight against England, the fledgling United States achieved recognition from France when news of Burgoyne's defeat reached Paris. In February 1778 the American commissioners, Benjamin Franklin, Arthur Lee, and Silas Deane, negotiated both the treaty of amity and commerce, published herein, and a treaty of military alliance. Because France wished to consult with its ally, Spain, the alliance treaty was not immediately published in France, and probably first appeared in print in Philadelphia; the amity and commerce treaty was published immediately, however, first appearing in this Paris edition. France and the United States grant each other most-favored-nation trade status and agree to protect each others' commercial vessels. Both parties also agree to abstain from fishing in each others' waters, with the United States especially agreeing to refrain from fishing on the banks of Newfoundland. Howes records two Paris editions of 1778: this official twenty-three-page printing, and another of eight pages, both of which appear in the NUC, and OCLC records regional printings in Aix and possibly Grenoble. The NUC locates seven copies of this official royal printing. In twenty-five years, this is only the second copy of this Paris printing that we have handled. A rare edition of a treaty of the greatest importance to the United States, marking its first recognition by another power and the beginning of a relationship crucial to the winning of American independence.

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        TRAITE D'AMITIE ET DE COMMERCE, CONLU ENTRE LE ROI ET LES ETATS-UNIS DE L'AMERIQUE SEPTENTRIONALE, LE 6 FEVRIER, 1778. [Contained in a SAMMELBAND OF MORE THAN 200 OFFICIAL FRENCH ACTS FOR THE YEAR 1778]

      Paris, 1778. Thick quarto. Contemporary mottled French calf, spine heavily gilt, gilt leather label. Minor wear to binding. Very minor scattered soiling or foxing. Near fine. The official French printing of the first French-American treaty, the first treaty between the United States and any other country, and a decisive moment in the American Revolution. Having struggled to find allies in their fight against England, the fledgling United States achieved recognition from France when news of Burgoyne's defeat reached Paris. In February 1778 the American commissioners, Benjamin Franklin, Arthur Lee, and Silas Deane, negotiated both the treaty of amity and commerce, published herein, and a treaty of military alliance. Because France wished to consult with its ally, Spain, the alliance treaty was not immediately published in France, and probably first appeared in print in Philadelphia; the amity and commerce treaty was published immediately, however, first appearing in this Paris edition. France and the United States grant each other most-favored-nation trade status and agree to protect each others' commercial vessels. Both parties also agree to abstain from fishing in each others' waters, with the United States especially agreeing to refrain from fishing on the banks of Newfoundland. Howes records two Paris editions of 1778: this official twenty-three-page printing, and another of eight pages. This important treaty is contained in a sammelband with more than two hundred other acts for 1778, touching on law and justice, currency, the press and publishing, religion, provinces, royal and princely estate, hospitals and support, salt, traffic, grain, wine trade, maintenance of roads, ports, etc. Some parts concern the navy, France's colonies, and relations with the United States. These were issued individually, but are bound here with a volume titlepage, as well as an analytic index and an index by date. A veritable treasure trove of French laws and acts, in a handsome contemporary binding.

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        AN ADDRESS OF THE CONGRESS TO THE INHABITANTS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA [caption title; text then begins:] FRIENDS AND COUNTRYMEN, THREE YEARS HAVE NOW PASSED AWAY, SINCE THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE PRESENT WAR

      Hartford, 1778. Old fold lines. Light wear and separation at some folds. Corners clipped; some light soiling and foxing. Docketed on verso in a contemporary hand. Very good. In a half morocco and cloth box. This Address to the American people, issued by the Continental Congress on May 7, 1778, was read and heard by much of the colonial American population. This moment, when the country's outlook was at its lowest, is a key point in American history. Congress encourages the American people to take heart, arguing that because the cause is just, and the Americans staunch, the United States will prevail. It is the very pivot of the Revolution. The Address was as widely circulated as other key early texts of the Revolution, appearing in nine different broadside editions in May and June of 1778, making it the most widely circulated Congressional proclamation of the war years after the Declaration of Independence itself. In the Spring of 1778 things were looking especially bleak for the fledgling United States. In the fall of 1777 the British had captured Philadelphia, causing the Congress to flee to York, Pennsylvania; Washington and the Continental Army had spent a harrowing winter at Valley Forge; and, the much awaited French alliance had yet to materialize. When news of Franklin's successful negotiation of the Treaty of Alliance arrived at the beginning of May, Congress swiftly ratified it and issued this Address to the nation telling them to take heart. On May 3, 1778, four days prior to the passage of this Address, Congress had unanimously ratified the French treaty. The Address emphasizes that America had sought compromise "with the Earnestness of humble intreaty," having "supplicated a Redress of our Grievances," but to no avail. Now, in the midst of war, "On one side we behold Fraud and Violence labouring in the Service of Despotism; on the other, Virtue and Fortitude supporting and establishing the Rights of human Nature." After denouncing the actions of the British in America at length, the broadside calls for the "strenuous unremitted Exertions" of the populace, proclaiming that "It hath now become morally certain that if we have courage to persevere, we shall establish our Liberties and Independence." The Address goes on to discuss financial and economic matters, both of the nation and the individuals: "They tell you, it is true, that your money is of no value; and your debts so enormous they can never be paid. But we tell you, that if Britain prosecutes the War another campaign, that single campaign will cost her more than we have hitherto expended....It becomes you deeply to reflect on this subject. Is there a country on earth, which hath such resources for the payment of her debts as America? Such an extensive territory? So fertile, so blessed in its climate and productions? Surely there is none....The sweets of a free commerce with every part of the earth will soon reimburse you for all the losses you have sustained. The full tide of wealth will flow in upon your shores, free from the arbitrary impositions of those, whose interest, and whose declared policy it was to check your growth. Your interests will be fostered and nourished by governments that derive their power from your grant, and will therefore be obliged by the influence of cogent necessity, to exert it in your favor." The broadside closes with this bold statement: "Thus shall the power and happiness of these sovereign free and independent states, founded on the virtue of their citizens, increase, extend and endure, until the Almighty shall blot out all the Empires of the Earth." The broadside is signed in type by Henry Laurens as President of Congress, followed by the resolve that it should be read by all ministers of every faith following church service, in order that it reach as wide an audience as possible. The Address was swiftly circulated and printed in nine separate broadside printings in the two months after its issuance on May 7, 1778. Editions appeared in York and Lancaster in Pennsylvania; Williamsburg, Baltimore, Hartford, Providence, Exeter, and two separate Boston editions. This Hartford printing is known in only one other copy, at the Connecticut Historical Society. All of the other printings of the Address are quite rare as well. Within the months after the issuance of the Address, the fortunes of the United States changed dramatically. On June 18 the British evacuated Philadelphia and were harried across New Jersey by Washington as they retreated to New York. A French fleet appeared off New York on July 11. The Address was not, to paraphrase Churchill, the end of the war, or even the beginning of the end; but it was the end of the beginning. A rare and important broadside, recording a pivotal moment in American history.

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        MANIFESTO AND PROCLAMATION. TO THE MEMBERS OF THE CONGRESS, THE MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLIES OR CONVENTIONS OF THE SEVERAL COLONIES...AND ALL OTHERS, FREE INHABITANTS OF THE SAID COLONIES, OF EVERY RANK AND DENOMINATION

      [New York, 1778. Lower left corner torn, not affecting text. Woodcut of the Royal Arms trimmed away from the top margin. Tanned, a few old stains. Several chips at edges. Several tears and small holes in the text, affecting about a dozen words. A larger tear in the text repaired, with eight words supplied in manuscript. Several early manuscript notes on the recto and verso. Overall, in good condition. In a half morocco slipcase. This broadside represents the last attempt by the British government to conciliate the American colonies and effect a compromise form of government for them. It was issued in New York by the British Peace Commissioners, printed for them by the Tory press of James Rivington. After the British defeat at Saratoga in October 1777, the British government decided to propose peace to the former colonies. Their offer included repeal of all Parliamentary taxation, full amnesty, and an arrangement for home rule within the empire. Through this proposal, the British hoped to bring the wayward colonies back into the fold and avert the French-American alliance they knew was in negotiation. According to diplomatic historian Samuel Flagg Bemis, "the plan seems to have been the first concrete suggestion of the idea of dominion self- government." A peace commission headed by the Earl of Carlisle arrived in Philadelphia in the summer of 1778. Carlisle was accompanied by, among others, William Eden and the famed Scottish Enlightenment philosopher, Adam Ferguson. It soon fell into difficulties when one of the commissioners, George Johnstone, former governor of West Florida, attempted to bribe members of Congress, and the Americans refused to hear the proposals of the Commission. Carlisle removed to New York and replaced Johnstone with Sir Henry Clinton, but no headway was made. The proposals, which might well have been accepted before the Declaration of Independence, were too little too late. In fact, by late 1778 the only terms the Continental Congress was willing to entertain were a complete British evacuation, and American Independence. In a last attempt to gain support, Carlisle issued this broadside on October 3, 1778, appealing directly to the state Assemblies and the American people. The Americans, the text reads, "will do well to recollect, that the grievances, real or supposed, which led them into this rebellion, have been for ever removed, and that the just occasion is arrived for their returning to the class of peaceful citizens." Carlisle goes on to offer a full "pardon" to anyone who, before the date of this proclamation, had committed "treason" against the British Empire. He concludes by offering "to the colonies at large, or separately, a general or separate peace, with the revival of their antient government secured, against any future infringements, and protected for ever from taxation by Great-Britain." Carlisle gave the Americans forty days to accept the terms. They were rejected, and the Commission returned home, abandoning the last attempt at conciliation. This large and impressive broadside was printed by James Rivington, the Tory printer, almost certainly in October 1778. In 1775 anti-British mobs, resentful of Rivington's political allegiances, destroyed his press. Rivington re-opened his shop and remained in New York throughout the Revolution. NAIP and ESTC together locate a total of only eleven copies of this broadside. A very rare and most important Revolutionary broadside, being the last attempt by the British to forge peace in 1778.

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