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        Chimneypiece and Table in the Hall of Shelburne House

      London, 1778. Copper engraving. Engraved by Caldwell. In excellent condition with the exception of a waterstain in middle of sheet. Left margin is trimmed just outside platemark. An elegant engraving of a fireplace and table 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.

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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]

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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.

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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.

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        Le Voeu De Toutes Les Nations, et L'intérêt De Toutes Les Puissances, Dans L'abaissement et L'humiliation De La Grande-Bretagne. Seconde Édition, Corrigée Par L'auteur.

      Paris 1778 - Plein velin, dos lisse, tranches mouchetées. Titre, envoi au très-honorable M.M. Benjamin Franklin, 74 pp. Sur la guerre d'Indépendance des Etats-Unis. Size: In 8 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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.

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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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        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]

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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]

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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.

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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]

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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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