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        As he awaits troops from New York to reinforce the British Fleet, writing from Barbados, Rear Admiral Samuel Barrington notifies the Commissioners of the Royal Navy of the condition of his HMS "Prince of Wales"

      Barbados, July 13, 1778. 8" x 12.75". "Manuscript LS ""Saml Barrington,"" 8"" x 12.75"". ""Prince of Wales in Carlisle Bay, Barbadoes,"" July 13, 1778. To ""The Principal Heirs and Commissioners of His Majesty's Navy."" On watermarked laid paper. Blank integral leaf with mounting strip at right edge of verso. Fine condition.In full, ""I am sorry to be under the necessity of complaining of the Buntin[g] and Hammocks, with which His Majesty's Ship the Prince of Wales was supplied before she left England; but the former is so very bad that the Colours are seldom twice hoisted without being mended, and the latter are made of such wretched stuff that they are worn out in five or six scrubbings.""In 1777, Samuel Barrington (1729-1800) was appointed to HMS ""Prince of Wales"" and was promoted Rear Admiral of the White on January 23, 1778. Barrington sailed to the West Indies to take command of the Leeward Islands squadron, arriving at Barbados on June 20, 1778, three weeks before he wrote the letter here offered. Commodore William Hotham was dispatched from Sandy Hook, New York, to reinforce the British fleet in the West Indies, arriving at Barbados on December 10, 1778. The convoy Hotham was escorting consisted of 59 transports carrying 5,000 British soldiers under Major General James Grant. On December 14, 1778, with General James Grant, Rear Admiral Barrington launched an assault on St Lucia just as Comte d?Estaing?s French squadron approached (Battle of St. Lucia). Barrington?s squadron was able to fend off the French force while allowing Grant?s troops to establish their positions. Eventually, the French Governor surrendered after d?Estaing withdrew. Barrington was promoted Vice Admiral of the Blue on March 19, 1779."

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      Anvers [i.e. Paris], 1778. Contemporary French mottled calf, spines richly gilt, leather label. Extremities lightly rubbed. Bookplates on front endpapers. Very minor scattered foxing. Very good plus. From the collection of the Ducs de Luynes. A monumental and fundamentally important set of documents tracing the early course of the American Revolution and events on the North American continent. AFFAIRES DE L'ANGLETERRE ET DE L'AMÉRIQUE contains among the earliest, and in some cases the first, European printings of many of the most basic documents in American history, including the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Paine's COMMON SENSE, the Articles of Confederation, and several state constitutions. The series was produced by the French government in order to inform the French public of the origins and course of the American Revolution, and to build and justify support among the French aristocracy and bureaucracy for an eventual Franco-American alliance. With the crucial editorial assistance of Benjamin Franklin and John Adams, the AFFAIRES... helped accomplish this goal, as well as providing the French people with their first taste of American democratic philosophy. AFFAIRES DE L'ANGLETERRE ET DE L'AMÉRIQUE was actually produced by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and was available from the French bookseller, Pissot. The false imprint and the anonymity maintained by the editor served to hide the fact that it was issued by the French government and helped maintain a facade of impartiality. The first issue appeared on May 4, 1776, and publication proceeded through October 1779 (the present run goes from the beginning to Feb., 1778). The series was edited by Edmé-Jacques Genêt, chief interpreter to the French Foreign Minister, Charles Gravier, the Comte de Vergennes. Genêt was the father of Edmund Charles "Citizen" Genêt, who later caused so much discord in French-American relations during his tenure as minister plenipotentiary to the United States in the 1790s. Edmé- Jacques Genêt produced a similar journal during the French and Indian War, using correspondents in Britain, Spain, and the German states to gather news and information on events in the various fields of battle. He called upon some of those same sources, and cultivated American contacts as well, for AFFAIRES DE L'ANGLETERRE ET DE L'AMÉRIQUE. AFFAIRES DE L'ANGLETERRE ET DE L'AMÉRIQUE contains some of the earliest appearances of many of the basic works of the Revolutionary era. The number of important publications contained in the journal is nevertheless remarkable, with many key works appearing in this first year. The Declaration of Independence appears in the Aug. 16, 1776 issue of the AFFAIRES... (in the "Banker's Letter") and is the first European printing of that landmark document, preceding other French and British printings by one to two weeks. Durand Echeverria mistakenly identifies a printing of the Declaration in the Aug. 30, 1776 edition of the GAZETTE DE LEYDE as the first French translation, missing its appearance a full two weeks earlier in the AFFAIRES.... Thomas Paine's incredibly influential and wildly popular COMMON SENSE was the first purely political essay published in the AFFAIRES..., appearing in the issue of June 15, 1776. It does not appear in a word-for-word translation, but Genêt reprinted the majority of Paine's text, summarizing the sections he excluded. Gimbel notes only one other French language printing of COMMON SENSE in 1776, bearing a Rotterdam imprint. A version of the Articles of Confederation, based on the July and August 1776 drafts fashioned by John Dickinson, appears in the third volume, received on Oct. 4, 1776. This is the earliest appearance of any form of the Articles outside the United States, though inaccurate (see Will Slauther's article, cited below). The Constitution of New Jersey appears in Volume 4, followed by the Constitution of Delaware, the May 15, 1776 Constitution of Virginia, and the Constitution of South Carolina. The Constitution of Maryland appears in Volume 5. AFFAIRES DE L'ANGLETERRE ET DE L'AMÉRIQUE was issued intermittently in parts. It can be bound in a varying number of volumes, and bibliographer Paul L. Ford calls it "one of the most intricate and puzzling studies in collation." Howes notes that sets are made up of "twenty- four parts divided into fifteen volumes," but are usually bound in seventeen volumes. Sabin concurs on twenty-four parts, while LeClerc catalogued an incomplete set of only thirteen parts. Ford throws out the notion of "parts" entirely, giving a complete collation in fifteen volumes. Obadiah Rich asserts that the series was "an imitation or translation of Almon's REMEMBRANCER," but Sabin and Howes both correctly refute this utterly incorrect notion. Howes calls it a "counterpart" to the REMEMBRANCER, while Sabin notes that it is "quite different" from Almon's work. As we have noted, it is a wholly original collection of documents, assembled to provide close reports on the progress of the American Revolution and to pave the way toward the French alliance with the rebellious Americans. The present set is comprised of the first six volumes, which contain many of the key documents in their first European printings, and extends to shortly after the Franco-American alliance was signed on Feb. 8, 1778 (but to just before it was made public a few weeks later). "Essential for the Revolutionary period" - Sabin. "Of singular importance for the history of the period covered; but, owing to its rarity, and to the extreme bibliographical confusion in its parts and volumes, it has been singularly neglected as historical material" - Larned. "Collection des plus importantes pour la periode de la revolution des Etats-Unis" - LeClerc. A rare and fundamentally important collection of documents on the early years of the American Revolution, in many cases containing the earliest European printings of several iconic works of American history.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Klopstock").

      Hamburg, 21.1.1778 - 2 SS. 4to. Wasserzeichen: Pro Patria (Fragment, obere Hälfte). Unveröffentlichter Brief an seinen Kopenhagener Freund Balthasar Münter, abgesehen von einem späteren Brief Münters an Klopstock das einzige bekannte Stück ihrer Korrespondenz: "Ob ich Ihnen gleich, mein l[ieber] M[ünter], so selten schreibe, so erkundige ich mich doch, so oft ich nur Gelegenheit dazu habe, nach Ihnen, u. freue mich, wenn ich höre, daß es Ihnen wolgeht. Wolten Sie mir indeß einmal schreiben, so werd ich vielleicht wegen meines Nicht-schreibens in mich schlagen, u. mich wo mögl. bessern. - Der junge Alberti, unsers sel[igen] Freundes Sohn, der zu dem Apotheker Becker in die Lehre kömt, bringt Ihnen diesen Brief. Ich bitte Sie, Liebster, ihm guten Rath zu geben wie er sich aufzuführen hat. Solte irgend etwas vorfallen, worüber Sie mir seinetwegen zu schreiben für nötig finden, so thun Sie es. - Ihr Sohn, der kleine epische Dichter, u. Ihre Bäume werden wol recht heran gewachsen seyn. Umarmen Sie Ihre Frau von mir. Der Ihrige / Klopstock." - Der aus Lübeck gebürtige Theologe Balthasar Münter (1735-93) war seit 1765 Hauptprediger an der deutschen St.-Petri-Kirche in Kopenhagen. Klopstock hatte bis zu seinem Weggang aus Dänemark im Herbst 1770 fünf Jahre lang in vertrautem Umgang mit ihm gestanden. Der am Schluss erwähnte Sohn ist Fritz (Friedrich Christian Karl Heinrich) Münter (1761-1830), den Klopstock in Dänemark als vierjährigen Buben kennengelernt hatte. Schon als Kind hatte Fritz den väterlichen Freund Klopstock mit einem Gedicht beehrt, betitelt "Der jüngste Tag". Er studierte 1778-81 in Kopenhagen Theologie, Philosophie und Philologie. Ab 1781 setzte der junge Mann sein Studium in Göttingen fort; bei der Durchreise traf er Klopstock wieder, für den ihm sein Vater einen Brief mitgegeben hatte - das bislang einzige bekannte schriftliche Zeugnis einer Korrespondenz (heute: SUB Hamburg, NL Klopstock 48, 444). 1808 wurde Friedrich Münter Bischof von Seeland. - Beim erwähnten "Alberti" dürfte es sich um den Sohn des Hamburger Predigers Julius Gustav Alberti (1723-72) handeln, vom dem Münter in seinem Brief vom 1781 Klopstock "gute Nachrichten" geben kann: "Nach dem Zeugnisse seines Patrons ist seine Aufführung ohne Tadel". Damit gibt das vorliegende Schreiben weitere Aufschlüsse zum im publizierten Brief erwähnten "jungen Alberti" und dessen für die Editoren noch nicht ermittelbaren "Patron": bei diesem hätte es sich demnach um den Kopenhagener Apotheker Johann Gottfried Becker (1723-90) gehandelt. - Spuren mittiger Längs- und Querfaltung; winziger Einriß in der Bugfalte rechts; oben links in Bleistift numeriert "33". Nicht bei: Klopstock, Briefe, Histor.-krit. Ausg. (ed. Gronemeyer et al.), Bd. VII (1776-1782) oder in den Nachträgen.

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      Caroline, Va, 1778. Quarto, on a folded folio sheet. Silked. Small paper loss from wax seal (repaired), affecting several words of text. Significant paper loss to top quarter of address leaf, as well as seal area; repaired and not affecting text. In his highly legible hand. Very good. In a folio- sized tan half morocco and cloth clamshell case, spine gilt. Virginia lawyer and Revolutionary patriot Edmund Pendleton writes to his agent, William Preston, regarding several land transactions Preston is carrying out on his behalf. Edmund Pendleton served as a representative to the First Continental Congress, was president of both of Virginia's revolutionary conventions in 1775, and was also president of the powerful Committee of Safety for the state. Only an injury sustained in a fall from a horse (to which he refers in this letter) kept him from being in the Second Congress and a signer of the Declaration. He was elected president of the Virginia convention again in 1776, and under his direction, Virginia's delegates to the Continental Congress put forth a motion for independence from Britain. Following Independence, he helped revise Virginia's own Constitution, and worked tirelessly on behalf of the judicial system, serving as a chief justice in Virginia's courts. Finally, he presided as president of Virginia's Ratifying Convention for the Constitution in 1788. William Preston was a political and military leader on the Virginia frontier. During the Revolution he organized Virginia's frontier defenses, and personally organized and led a group of militiamen who fought at the Battle of Guilford Courthouse in North Carolina. In this letter Pendleton writes Preston about several sales of land, detailing a number of accounts. The one of most concern to him, however, involves settlers who have not paid for the land and are now demanding to buy it at a very low price. Though he is loathe to part with the land so cheaply, if Preston has entered into such an agreement on his behalf, he is willing to honor it. He writes: "Since I wrote you a few days agoe I have reached home & have made up a list of the several payments made on account of Col. Patton's estate, which I now inclose to you. The debets I judged you did not want, as I furnished you in 1774 a copy of the whole account wch. the last 4 payments have discharged, nothing being added to the debet. I am sorry it did not suit you to be at Williamsburg, as I might have had the pleasure of seeing you once more.... I would gladly visit my Washington lands & take you in the way but tho' I have sufficient health for such a journey, yet it would be too much for a man to undertake who can't walk a step without the assistance of crutches. Permit me to trouble you with a word or two on the subject of those lands. Of the several purchasers Mr. Logan only has paid off; Mr. Robert Craig paid in June 1775 £99, & Mr. Wm. Cocke in April 1776 £60; as I did not receive these sums myself I know not if it came through your hands & therefore note it for yr. direction to be indorsed on the bonds. "I fear I am to have some trouble with the settlers on the reedy creek land, who because I will not take £30 a hundred for [text loss] (tho' not more than 1/5th of the value money was at when I offered it at the [text loss] £60) seem disposed to dispute the title with me, and I am uncertain [whether?] they have not had it assessed as theirs, tho' Mr. Bledsoe inform'd the assessors it was mine & that he was ready to pay the tax. If they have done so, unless they agree before witnesses to give me possession next fall, I will send out ejectments against them from the General Court, as I shall think they make an ungrateful return for my offer last winter to pay them for their improvements, where the use of the land had not been equal to their value. You informed me they had all agreed to become my tenants, I don't recollect whether you mentioned their having signed a writing to that purpose and will thank you to inform me by the first opportunity & mentioned their names. "I hear some of them insist on your having promised them the land at £30. If any thing passed between you & them, which tho' not a legal contract, did in any manner engage yr. honour to let any of them have land at that price, be assured I will perform it with as much punctuality and cheerfulness as I would if I had myself pledged my own honour on the occasion; the principles of moral rectitude & not mere legal obligations being the rule I wish to observe in all my dealings, so that you have full latitude to put an end to any disputes of this sort by fixing the bargain. But if they have none other ground to expect the land at that price, than your having offered it 6 years ago, when money was of five times its present value, and they refused to give it, I can by no means think that honour or any other virtue calls on me to comply with such expectations, and the land being mine, I am surely at liberty to keep, or demand what price I please for it, wch. no person is obliged to give." An interesting letter between Virginia patriots, illustrating both the disruptions of the war years, the problems of inflated currency, and the issues of squatters on Virginia lands in this period. Pendleton letters are extremely rare in the marketplace; only two autograph letters signed appear in ABPC for the last thirty-five years.

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        APPOINTING A SECOND LIEUTENANT IN THE WORCESTER MILITIA IN APRIL, 1776, a partly printed document, completed in manuscript 4 April 1776, and signed by Lincoln and 15 other members of the "Council of the Massachusetts-Bay, in New-England."

      Oblong double-folio, 13 x 17 inches, seal affixed; docketed on verso. Several small breaks at corner folds, corner torn away, just touching the docketing. A very good copy. In this document, Jonathan Tucker was appointed second lieutenant of a company in the 5th Regiment of Militia in Worcester County. In the following month Lincoln was named Major General of all the Massachusetts state militia; he was given command of the southern department in 1778, and, after his capture and exchange, was with Washington at Yorktown where he was chosen to receive Cornwallis's sword. Other members of the council who signed this document include Perez Morton, James Otis, Benjamin Greenleaf, Caleb Cushing, John Winthrop, Joseph Gerrish, John Whetcomb, Elias Taylor, Michael Farley, Joseph Palmer, Moses Gill, Samuel Holton, B. White, Charles Chauncey, and John Taylor.

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        Abhandlung vom Geld.

      Zürich, Orell, Geßner, Füßli, 1778. - 4°. 168 SS. Pappband d. Zt. Humpert 11205; Lipsius 431; nicht bei Goldsmith u. Kress. Seltene erste Ausgabe des bedeutenden Werkes zur historischen, ökonomischen und philosophischen Bedeutung von Geld als Zahlungsmittel. ''Enthält neben interessanten historischen Ausführungen über das schweizerische und zürcherische Münzwesen auch wichtige praktische Vorschläge, betreffend Fixierung des Münzfusses, Abhülfe gegenüber der grossen Verschiedenheit der verschiedenen Münzgattungen." (ADB XLI, 222). Der Volkswirt Waser (1742-1780) gilt als einer der Begründer der modernen Statistik, zugleich hatte er offenbar einen schwierigen Charakter und ein bedenkliches Verhältnis zu fremdem Eigentum. Offenbar stahl er über Jahre hinweg Bücher und Dokumente aus Bibliotheken und Archiven, was ihm schliesslich zum Verhängnis wurde. Als er vertrauliches, statistisches Material nach Göttingen weitergab, wurde dies als Geheimnisverrat gewertet und Waser in einem bis heute umstrittenen Prozess zum Tode verurteilt. - Gut erhalten, Einband berieben, innen sauber. Alter Besitzvermerk "von Hettlingen". [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Kst.- Karte, v. Pasquali b. A. Zatta, "La Nuova Zelanda trascorsa nel 1769. e 1770. dal Cook Comandante dell' Endeavour Vascello di S. M. Britannica".

      - mit altem Grenzkolorit, dat. 1778, 46,5 x 55,5 Tooley, Australia, S. 176, Nr. 1433. Oben links die altkol. Titelkartusche. Zeigt die Inselgruppe.

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        FLORE FRANCOISE ou description succincte de toutes les plantes qui croissent naturellement en France, disposee selon une nouvelle methode d'analyse, et laquelle on a joint la citation de leurs vertus les moins equivoques en medecine et de leur utilite dans les Arts

      Paris: IMPRIMERIE ROYALE, 1778. Hardcover. Very Good. Three volume set. Contemporary mottled calf; a few repairs to binding (and one to a folding table - with some loss), but overall a very nice set, indeed. Old bookplate of Fanny Rospigliosi

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        Abregé de l'histoire de la Hollande et des provinces unies depuis les temp EDITION ORIGINALE

      A Leide: Chez Jacques Murray, 1778. Fine. Chez Jacques Murray, A Leide 1778, 4 tomes en 4 Vol. in 8 (12,5x21cm), (2) xxj, 1383pp. (4), relié. - First Edition. A title vignette repeated on 4 volumes. Brunet speaks in a 4 edition published simultaneously. Continuous pagination. Sheepskin half blonde with small contemporary corners. Back smooth threads. Piece of red morocco and volume number rose morocco inset. Origin of Holland paper and the Netherlands and history until the year 1767. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Une vignette de titre répétée sur les 4 tomes. Brunet parle d'une édition in 4 parue en même temps. Pagination continue. Reliure en demi basane blonde à petits coins d'époque. Dos lisse à filets. Pièce de titre de maroquin rouge et de tomaison de maroquin rose en médaillon. Origine de la Hollande et des Pays-bas et histoire jusqu'à l'année 1767.

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        Explicación de la filosofía y fundamentos botánicos de Linneo con lo que se aclaran y se entienden fácilmente las Instituciones Botánicas de Tournefort

      por Don Antonio de Sancha. 1778 Madrid. 20 cm. [16], 312, [1] p., [1] en bl. il. Encuadernación en tapa dura artesanal en plena piel, lomo decorado y cortes en color. Parte theorica. Aguilar Piñal. Bib. S.XVIII. Sign.: *?, A - T?, [ ]??¹. Las il. son 9 láminas calcográficas a toda plana, sobre plantas. Linné, Carl von. 1707 - 1778. Influencia. Tournefort, Joseph Pitton de. 1656 - 1708. Botánica. Obras anteriores a 1800. Sancha, Antonio de. fl. 1772 - 1790. imp . Cubierta deslucida. Firma del anterior propietario. (=500392=) Ver imagen

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Berlin, 24. XII. 1778.. 1 SS. auf 2 Bll. 4to.. Der erste von über 120 Briefen von Daniel Chodowiecki an den Dresdener Maler Anton Graff (1736-1813). Der größte Teil dieser Briefe befindet sich in der SUB Dresden. Mit Dank für die Aufnahme des Herrn Dorien und einen Brief: "[...] waß dazu gelegenheit gab, thut zur Sache nichts, genug, Sie schrieben ihn, und er ist mir lieb. Sie wollen ich soll Ihnen schicken waß ich seit meinen letzt übersandten Sachen gemacht habe, da haben Sie es alles und noch mehr. Dieses mehr sind die Kalender Kupfer für Berlin Lauenburg und Göttingen, nehmen Sie es auf wie sonst, so werde ich fortfahren Sie damit aufzuwarten [...]". Weiter über Graffs unverwirklicht gebliebene Pläne, nach Braunschweig oder Hamburg zu gehen: "[...] Ich sprach einsmahls davon mit Ihrem Herrn Schw[ieger] Vater [Johann Georg Sulzer; 1720-79], und sagte vielleicht scheut sich Herr Graf jetzt seine Familie zu verlassen, da mann doch nicht gewiß wissen kann ob nicht Dresden [im bayerischen Erbfolgekrieg 1778/79] in Gefahr gerathen könnte. 'Er dörfte nur (sagte er) mir seine Familie hieher bringen ich würde sie ihm gerne aufheben'. Die familie allein macht es aber nicht aus, Sie würden doch noch vieles da lassen das Sie auch nicht gerne verlieren wolten. Am besten ist es wohl so lang es die Umstände leiden wollen, bey Ihrer familie zu bleiben wenn Sie auch etwas weniger verdienen [...] Zur der Arbeit für den Printz Heinrich [von Preußen; 1726-1802; Graffs hat ihn 1777 in Rheinsberg porträtiert] gratulire ich und wünsche prompte Befriedigung. Berger sticht jetzt das Bild zu Pferde dieses Prinzen deß Kopf Sie ubermahlt haben. Ich habe meine emaille mahlerey anfangs mit Unglück endlich aber doch glücklich überstanden und radire immer wieder auf die OsterMeße los [...]". Schließt mit Neujahrswünschen. - Fälzchenspur und Siegelrest; am Kopf zusammenmontiert. - Briefe Daniel Chodowieckis an Anton Graff, hg. von Ch. Steinbrucker (Berlin/Leipzig 1921), Nr. 1 (zur Provenienz S. V f.).

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        L'Ezour-Vedam ou Ancien commentaire du Vedam Contenant l'exposition des op EDITION ORIGINALE

      Yverdon: Dans l'Imprimerie de M. de Felice, 1778. Fine. Dans l'Imprimerie de M. de Felice, Yverdon 1778, 2 vol. in-12 (9,5x16cm), xij 13-332pp. et 264pp., relié. - First edition of this religious pastiche composed by Jesuit missionaries in India. Printed on the presses of Fortune Barthelemy Felice in Yverdon, it was published by the Holy Cross baron. Binding post (1840) full fair calf. Back with five nerves decorated with gilded boxes and nets, as well as parts of title and volume number of long grain brown morocco. Triple gilt fillets in coaching contreplats. Quadruple threads and golden floral spandrels framing of paper contreplats to the tank. All edges gilt. Pretty nice copy binding Niédrée, whose name is registered in pen on the first guard of the first volume.   - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Édition originale de ce pastiche religieux composé par des missionnaires jésuites en Inde. Imprimée sur les presses de Fortuné-Barthélemy de Felice à Yverdon, elle a été publiée par le baron de Sainte-Croix. Reliure postérieure (vers 1840) en plein veau blond. Dos à cinq nerfs ornés de caissons et filets dorés, ainsi que de pièces de titre et de tomaison de maroquin brun à grain long. Triples filets dorés en encadrement des contreplats. Quadruples filets et écoinçons floraux dorés en encadrement des contreplats de papier à la cuve. Toutes tranches dorées. Agréable exemplaire en jolie reliure de Niédrée, dont le nom est inscrit à la plume sur la première garde du premier volume.  

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        Chemisches Journal für die Freunde der Naturlehre, Arzneygelahrheit, Haushaltungskunst und Manufacturen 1-6.

      6 volumes in one. Meyererschen Buchhandlung, Lemgo 1778-1781. With engraving for the first volume. 240+250+(4)+(10)+216+(4)+252+236+(2)+(12)+228 pages. Bound in one contemporary paper binding. Spine of marbled paper. Stamp on titleleaf.. Lorenz Crell (1744-1816) was the first to publish a cemical journal - later simply known as Crell's Annalen

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        Miscellanies ? containing: I. The Pupil of Nature. II. The Princess of Babylon. III. Zadig; or the Book of Fate, an Oriental history. Translated from the French with notes, historical and critical by T[obias] Smollett and T[homas] Francklin

      Philadelphia: Printed by Robert Bell, 1778. First American edition of this translation. 8vo. Contemporary sheep, later red morocco label. Spine and edges worn, joints cracked but stitching firm, some browning and spotting of text, but interior is sound. With the signatures of Solomon Drown and James Gifford on the endpapers and title. This would be Solomon Drowne, (1753-1834) who was known as a surgeon and physician, who travelled through Europe visiting hospitals and medical schools, had been a surgeon on the privateer "Hope" (his journal from that journey was published), and was recognized for his knowledge of botany as well. In a leather-tipped brown cloth open end case. First American edition of this translation. 8vo. Apparently from Smollett and Francklin's edition of Voltaire's 38 volume "Works" first published in 1761-74 with a second edition appearing in 1778. Francklin's involvement in this work appears to have but in the loaning of his name as his only contributions to the "Works" were "Orestes" and "Electra." (DNB) "The Pupil of Nature" was first published in English in 1771. It had originally been published in 1767 as "L'Ingenue." "The Princess of Babylon" was first published in 1768 and the first edition in English appeared the same year. "Zadig" was first translated into English in 1749. It had originally appeared under the title "Memnon" in 1747 and then as "Zadig" in 1748. Zadig is the first title included in the Haycraft-Queen cornerstone list. In the early years of the nation there was a great interest in Voltaire, Condillac and other French writers of "free-thought," members of the "intellectual liberalism." Voltaire works were apparently "favorite deist reading." (Nye). Voltaire and the others of the French Enlightenment were of great influence to the American Enlightenment. Voltaire's works had been published in six editions before 1800. Evans 16162

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        Les oeuvres de Séneque le philosophe [Ensemble] Essai sur la vie et les écr EDITION ORIGINALE

      A Paris: Chez les frères De Bure, 1778. Fine. Chez les frères De Bure, A Paris 1778, In-12 (9,5x17cm), 7 tomes en 7 volumes reliés. - first edition of the translation of François La Grange. Binding in full mottled calf blond contemporary. Back with nerves decorated, wheels and tail head. As an exhibit in red morocco and black wax volume number. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de la traduction de François de La Grange. Le tome VII, paru à part en 1779 mais faisant suite à la série, contient l'ouvrage de Diderot en première édition : Essai sur la vie et les écrits de Séneque. Reliure en plein veau blond marbré d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné, roulettes en queue et tête. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge et de tomaison de cire noire. Une mouillure au centre sur les premiers feuillets du tome I. Bon exemplaire, bel ensemble. Les tomes I et II contiennent les différentes Lettres de Sénèque, le tome III le Traité des bienfaits, le tome IV la Consolation à Marcia, les traités sur la colère, la clémence et la providence, le tome V De la tranquillité de l'âme, De la vie heureuse, Consolation à Helvia, De la briéveté de la vie, De la constance du sage, Consolation à Polybe, le tome VI les Questions naturelles. L'ensemble est agrémenté de notes précieuses, de critique, d'histoire...

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        Description de la Lorraine et du Barrois, suivi de Précis des fondations et établissements faits par sa majesté, le roi de Pologne, duc de Lorraine & de Bar.

      Nancy, Veuve Leclerc, 1778; in - 4, XXII - 392 pp., XII - 396 pp., 460 pp., IV - 248 pp., [8] - 194 - 4 pp. de table., Relié demi - cuir à coins, dos lisse, pièce de titre rouge, pièce de tomaison verte. Les 2 volumes. Livre bien complet de sa carte dépliante (contours coloriés). Nous avons les trois tomes et le quatrième de supplément. Après une introduction historique de la Lorraine, nous avons une description géographique, village par village, bailliage par bailliage. Nous avons aussi le Précis des fondations... imprimé chez Antoine en 1758, il s'agit d'une liste de toutes les bonnes - oeuvres qu'à faites Stanislas en Lorraine. Jean - Baptiste Luton Durival, né le 4 juillet 1725, à Saint - Aubin - sur - Aire et mort le 14 février 1810, à Heillecourt, est un historien français. Frère cadet de Nicolas Luton Durival, Jean - Baptiste fut, après son frère, secrétaire des conseils d?État et des finances de Stanislas, duc de Lorraine, puis, en 1766, devint premier secrétaire des Affaires étrangères, sous le ministère du duc de Choiseul. En 1777, il fut envoyé en Hollande, en qualité de ministre de France. Il a fourni des articles à l?Encyclopédie, sur l?Art militaire, et a laissé quelques opuscules inédits. Il a été membre de l?Académie de Stanislas. Bel exemplaire.

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        George Washington, amassing troops to fight the Battle of Rhode Island recommends that the Massachusetts militia join the brigade headed by General John Glover, who ferried Washington Across the Delaware in 1776

      [White Plains], [August 2, 1778]. 8" x 12.75". "Important Letter Signed, ""Go: Washington,"" as Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army, 1 page, 8"" x 12.75"", [n.p., n.d., but White Plains, August 2, 1778]. An important letter, accomplished in the hand of aide Robert Hanson, written to Massachusetts Council President Jeremiah D. Powell. Light to moderate toning, minor glassine remnants at top margin, loss at top right infilled on verso, horizontal fold separation repaired with archival tissue, else very good.Washington makes arrangements to augment the Continental brigade commanded by General John Glover (then en route to Rhode Island) with Massachusetts militia, writing in full: ""Sir As General Glover's brigade has been detached to Rhode Island, and is intended to form a part of the Troops?"which are to operate in that Quarter, I take the liberty to request, that such of the recruits of your State as have not actually marched, may proceed and join him. This will not only place them in a way of rendering immediate service; but will prevent them the trouble of a long and fatiguing march at this season. Your recruits now here will join the Massachusetts [sic] Brigades?"which compose a part of this Army."" Washington was sending Glover's brigade from the main army in White Plains to reinforce General James Sullivan's army near Newport, Rhode Island that culminated in the Battle of Rhode Island (also known as the Battle of Quaker Hill or the Siege of Newport) on August 29, 1778. Glover's brigade joined that of James Mitchell Varnum, both under the leadership of the Marquis de Lafayette in the march to Rhode Island. Powell did indeed send Massachusetts militiamen directly to Rhode Island, though it took more time than expected to organize them. The battle was one of the first attempts at collaboration between French and Continental forces, but resulted in an American loss due to poor communication between the two armies, and a large hurricane that scattered the French fleet?"forcing them to sail to Boston for repairs. Provenance: Given to director Michael Curtiz (1886-1962) in 1945 during a broadcast of Vox Pop, a popular radio show of the period. This particular episode was dedicated to the promotion of the Motion Picture Relief Fund, and featured Curtiz, the stars of his most recent film Mildred Pierce (including Joan Crawford and Jack Carson), and Jack Warner. A copy of the radio show will be made available to the buyer.Published in Fitzpatrick, Writings, 12:261. "

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      Williamsburg: Alexander Purdie, [1778].. 46pp. Folio. Antique-style three quarter calf and marbled boards, gilt, leather label. Minor foxing, text trimmed a bit close. Very good. A rare and important Revolutionary War-era collection of Virginia session laws. One act relating to the Revolutionary War encourages soldiers in the Continental Army to continue in service by providing higher pay and discounts on common luxuries like wine, coffee, chocolate, and sugar. Later in the session, the assembly partially recanted this act, declaring that it "cannot be carried fully into execution without greatly distressing the publick treasury." As a result, the provisions of the act were executed at the discretion of the governor and council. Another act calls on the governor and council to supply the American army and navy with grain and flour, and yet another act lays out guidelines for terms of service and pay for recruitment of more Virginia soldiers for the Continental Army. Other measures include an act preventing the further importation of slaves, an act extending the boundary line between Virginia and North Carolina, an act suspending payment to clergy of the Church of England, and "An act for Establishing the county of Ilinois" on the western side of the Mississippi river. "The General Assembly passed two acts at this session, both of which had an immediate effect throughout the colony. It prohibited the further importation of slaves into Virginia; and (because of a severe grain shortage) it prohibited the distilling of spirits from corn, wheat, rye, and other grains for a period of eight months" - Berg. Rare, with only five copies recorded in Berg. Printing would soon end in Williamsburg, as the government fled westward to escape the British in 1779. BERG 265. EVANS 16154. SWEM 7113.

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        L'histoire de l'Amérique

      1778. relié. Bon état. A Paris, chez Panckoucke, 1778. 2 volumes In/4 reliure du temps plein veau tacheté, dos à nerfs à caissons décorés et pièces de titres bordeaux, tranches rouges, 5 cartes rempliées, 1 planche rempliée, vol 1 : 2 f, XX f., 539 p. - vol. 2 : 553 p., 1 f. Coiffes supérieures abîmées avec petits manque et mors supérieur du vol. 2 partiellement ouvert. La découverte de l'Amérique et la conquête du Mexique et du Pérou. Biblio Sabin 71991. L'auteur fut Principal de l'université d'Edimbourg et historiographe de la Sa Majesté Britanique pour l'Ecosse.

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        Etat civil politique et commerçant du Bengale ou histoire des conquêtes &

      A Maestricht: chez Jean Edme Dufour & Philippe Roux., 1778. Fine. chez Jean Edme Dufour & Philippe Roux., A Maestricht 1778, in 8 (12,5x19,5cm), 199pp. et 170pp., deux tomes reliés en deux volumes. - New edition after the first French (translated by Demeunier) in 1775. Illustrated two frontispieces Eisen (representing slaves under British rule and the British Army in India) and a folding map of India. Full Sheepskin textured contemporary. Smooth back decorated. As part of Volume I missing. Rubbing the back. Volume II joints open tail. Corners lightly bumped. Frontispiece frayed at low margins. It seems, according to a commentary in the book that Bolt himself had written the article on Bengal in the philosophical and political history of the two Indies. Criticism in this book follows in fact that the book of Raynal, namely a denunciation of the exploitation of peoples, slavery, trade ... Bolt was a Dutch adventurer who worked for the East India Company. He was later deported to England where he wrote his book, which remains an important documentation on India in the eighteenth. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition après la première française (traduite par Demeunier) en 1775. Illustrée de deux frontispices de Eisen (représentant des esclaves sous le joug anglais et l'armée anglaise en Inde) et d'une carte dépliante de l'Inde. Reliures en pleine basane granitée d'époque. Dos lisse orné. Pièce de titre du tome I manquante. Frottements aux dos. Mors du tome II ouvert en queue. Coins légèrement émoussés. Frontispice effrangé dans les marges basses. Il semble, d'après un commentaire contenu dans l'ouvrage que Bolt avait lui-même rédigé l'article sur le Bengale dans l'Histoire philosophique et politique des deux Indes. La critique présente dans le livre suit en effet celle du livre de Raynal, à savoir une dénonciation de l'exploitation des peuples, de l'esclavage, du commerce... Bolt fut un aventurier hollandais qui travailla pour la East India Company. Il fut plus tard déporté en Angleterre où il rédigea son livre, qui demeure une importante documentation sur l'Inde du XVIIIe.

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        Mappe Monde ou Carte Générale de L'Univers sur une Projection Nouvelle D'Une Sphére Ovale pour Mieux Entendre les Distances ces Entre L'Europe et Amerique avec Le Tour Du Monde du Lieut. Cook et Tous Les Découvertes Nouvelles.

      1778 - Augsburg, 1778. Original colour. Two sheets conjoined, total 490 x 930mm. Published to capitalise on the publicity over Cook's First Circumnavigation. His route in marked, through Tahiti, around the two main island of New Zealand and down the eastern coast of Australia. This example comes from the first state: later states had Cook's Second and Third Voyages added.

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        Autograph Letter Signed

      1778. Signed. BLACKSTONE, William.Autograph Letter Signed.Lincolns Inn Fields: February 22, 1778.Fine autograph letter signed by the great English jurist, judge and politician William Blackstone, attractively framed with an engraved portrait.The letter reads: "I have received the copies of the draught, for which I thank you. Notwithstanding all our diligence, I observe, from looking over Sir S. J. Janssen's lists in Mr. Howard's book, that we have omitted to get in any account of the transports, from the sessions of the division of the lower hamlets which (like Westminster) has a separate commission from the rest of the County of Middlesex. The omission is of no great consequence, any further than as it impeaches the accuracy of the table, and may make a small alteration in the average for the County of Middlesex. If Mr. Hatsel will write a line to the Sheriff of Middlesex, the deficiency may be supplied in the course of two days. In your list, have you the name of Mr. Elwes, Member for Berks, a man of excellent understanding and a very good Justice of Peace? Believe me sincere when I assure you, that the qualities you have shewn in the progress of this business have made me earnestly wish to improve the acquaintance that we have thus happily, though accidentally begun."Blackstone's Commentaries on the laws of England (1765-69) helped clarify the English legal system by introducing to the public the traditions that had influenced its formation. Before the publication of this work, most English saw the law as something distant and mysterious, intended largely to punish; afterward, it became something common people could use to their benefit. This letter clearly demonstrates that Blackstone was a stickler for details and accuracy.Fine condition.

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        Mémoires Pour Servir a l' Histoire De Madame De Maintenon, et à celle Du Siècle passé, Nouvelle Édition, Augmentée des Remarques Critiques de Mr De Voltaire, tirées de son Essai sur l'Histoire Générale Complete in 16 volumes

      Maestricht: Dufour et Roux, 1778. New Edition.. Hardback. 12mo. (7 x 4 inches). Volume 1: xxiv, 298. Volume 2: iii, 271. Volume 3: iii, 338. Volume 4: vii, 309. Volume 5: vii, 354. Volume 6: iv, 306. Volume 7: viii, 327. Volume 8: viii, 294. Volume 9: vii, 300. Volume 10: vii, 384. Volume 11: vi, 283. Volume 12: vii, 308. Volume 13: x, 345. Volume 14: xii, 372. Volume 15: viii, 339. Volume 16: 201. Quarter red cloth gilt, over marbled boards. Some wear to foot of spines, including noticeable chipping to foot of Volume 6, but chiefly to foot of Volume 16, which has damage to nearby edges of boards, not affecting integrity of the binding. Boards generally rubbed. Volume 1: oval stamp in ink to foot of half-title states ' Bibliothèque de la Reine. Palais Royale', with a crown depicted in the centre of the oval. Volumes 1 to 10 have an armorial bookplate to the front pastedown: 'John Cann Bailey'. Volumes 11-12, 14-16 have the simple printed bookplate of 'Sybella Wildmay'. Volume 13 has the simple printed bookplate of 'Dowr Lady Lyttelton'. Pencil marks, words, names, numerals, to Volumes 1-2 front pastedowns, Volume 3 front and rear pastedowns. Volume 16 has heavy staining (watermarks?) to both free endpapers. The prelims and extrems of all volumes are a little dusty or spotted. There is some occasional spotting or browning here and there. O/w contents clean and bright. Binding firm and square. A Very Good set from the Library of the Queen of France, in 1778. Heavy books, possibly requiring much extra postage overseas. We reduce the default shipping charge for lighter books or use it for a tracked service if books are expensive or uncommon. We pack books securely in boxes, or corrugated card or cardboard, and protect corners with bubble-wrap.

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        Histoire philosophique et politique des etablissemens et du commerce des européens dans les deux Indes : En sept tomes - (Complete in 7 volumes)

      A Paris : Chez Lacombe ... M.DCC.LXXVIII, 1778, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, New Edition. Provenance; from the library of Robert Mackenzie Beverley with his bookplate. Finely bound all in full, contemporary tree calf. Title and volume label indicators. Some hinges starting with the boards of v. 1 present and detached. Bands and panel edges rubbed and toned as with age. Scans on request.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Une nouvelle edition, corrigee .Subjects; Colonization - History. Commerce - History. East Indies History. West Indies - History. America - Discovery and exploration. Early works to 1800. Language; French. Physical description; 7 v. : ill., folding maps ; 8°.

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      London, printed for James Jones, Grand Secretary, and sold by Peter Shatwell, in the Strand, 1778.. THIRD EDITION, with many additions, 1778. With ?"A Collection of Masons Songs, with several ingenious prologues and epilogues. To which is added, Solomon's Temple, an oratorio. 8vo, approximately 215 x 135 mm, 8½ x 5¼ inches, engraved frontispiece and engraved page with coat of arms, pages: [4], iv, 1-lxii, [1]-232, bound in modern calf, original gilt lettered morocco label to spine, gilt name of author and date to spine, new endpapers. Slight darkening to spine and covers, pale age-browning and foxing throughout, some dusty marks to title page, last free endpaper ragged at edges with slight loss, slight loss to lower corner of the engraved page, small old ink signature to top of title page, occasional tiny nick to fore-edges, otherwise a very good copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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      London. 1778. - [2],82,[2]pp. (final two pages are the translations of the Greek notes in the text). Quarto. Contemporary three-quarter calf and marbled boards, leather label. Spine rubbed, minor wear to corners. Bookplate on front pastedown with ink notes. A near fine copy, internally clean and fresh. Meredith responds to William Barron's HISTORY OF THE COLONIZATION OF THE FREE STATES OF ANTIQUITY., published in London in 1777. Barron attempted to justify the taxation of the American colonies by drawing on the precedent of ancient Athens. The fifteen letters in Meredith's effort are dated from April 30, 1778 to Oct. 14, 1778. According to Howes, only thirty copies were issued, which rates a "b" in his system. This information is corroborated by John Almon's biographical note on Meredith in his BIOGRAPHICAL, LITERARY AND POLITICAL ANECDOTES (1797). This is one of two issues noted by Adams, this one with a three-line quotation from Thucydides on the titlepage. Among the rarest of American Revolutionary tracts. HOWES M532, "b." SABIN 47944. AMERICAN CONTROVERSY 78-71b.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Klopstock").

      Hamburg, 21.1.1778. 2 SS. 4to. Wasserzeichen: Pro Patria (Fragment, obere Hälfte).. Unveröffentlichter Brief an seinen Kopenhagener Freund Balthasar Münter, abgesehen von einem späteren Brief Münters an Klopstock das einzige bekannte Stück ihrer Korrespondenz: "Ob ich Ihnen gleich, mein l[ieber] M[ünter], so selten schreibe, so erkundige ich mich doch, so oft ich nur Gelegenheit dazu habe, nach Ihnen, u. freue mich, wenn ich höre, daß es Ihnen wolgeht. Wolten Sie mir indeß einmal schreiben, so werd ich vielleicht wegen meines Nicht-schreibens in mich schlagen, u. mich wo mögl. bessern. - Der junge Alberti, unsers sel[igen] Freundes Sohn, der zu dem Apotheker Becker in die Lehre kömt, bringt Ihnen diesen Brief. Ich bitte Sie, Liebster, ihm guten Rath zu geben wie er sich aufzuführen hat. Solte irgend etwas vorfallen, worüber Sie mir seinetwegen zu schreiben für nötig finden, so thun Sie es. - Ihr Sohn, der kleine epische Dichter, u. Ihre Bäume werden wol recht heran gewachsen seyn. Umarmen Sie Ihre Frau von mir. Der Ihrige / Klopstock." - Der aus Lübeck gebürtige Theologe Balthasar Münter (1735-93) war seit 1765 Hauptprediger an der deutschen St.-Petri-Kirche in Kopenhagen. Klopstock hatte bis zu seinem Weggang aus Dänemark im Herbst 1770 fünf Jahre lang in vertrautem Umgang mit ihm gestanden. Der am Schluss erwähnte Sohn ist Fritz (Friedrich Christian Karl Heinrich) Münter (1761-1830), den Klopstock in Dänemark als vierjährigen Buben kennengelernt hatte. Schon als Kind hatte Fritz den väterlichen Freund Klopstock mit einem Gedicht beehrt, betitelt "Der jüngste Tag". Er studierte 1778-81 in Kopenhagen Theologie, Philosophie und Philologie. Ab 1781 setzte der junge Mann sein Studium in Göttingen fort; bei der Durchreise traf er Klopstock wieder, für den ihm sein Vater einen Brief mitgegeben hatte - das bislang einzige bekannte schriftliche Zeugnis einer Korrespondenz (heute: SUB Hamburg, NL Klopstock 48, 444). 1808 wurde Friedrich Münter Bischof von Seeland. - Beim erwähnten "Alberti" dürfte es sich um den Sohn des Hamburger Predigers Julius Gustav Alberti (1723-72) handeln, vom dem Münter in seinem Brief vom 1781 Klopstock "gute Nachrichten" geben kann: "Nach dem Zeugnisse seines Patrons ist seine Aufführung ohne Tadel". Damit gibt das vorliegende Schreiben weitere Aufschlüsse zum im publizierten Brief erwähnten "jungen Alberti" und dessen für die Editoren noch nicht ermittelbaren "Patron": bei diesem hätte es sich demnach um den Kopenhagener Apotheker Johann Gottfried Becker (1723-90) gehandelt. - Spuren mittiger Längs- und Querfaltung; winziger Einriß in der Bugfalte rechts; oben links in Bleistift numeriert "33". - Nicht bei: Klopstock, Briefe, Histor.-krit. Ausg. (ed. Gronemeyer et al.), Bd. VII (1776-1782) oder in den Nachträgen.

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        Voyage dans l'hémisphere austral et autour du monde EDITION ORIGINALE

      à Paris: Hôtel de Thou, 1778. Fine. Hôtel de Thou, à Paris 1778, 6 tomes en 3 Vol. fort in-8 (12x19,5cm) et un atlas fort in-8 (14x20cm), (4) LII 496 ; (4)-516pp. et (4) 500pp. ; (4)-500pp. et (4) 424pp. ; VIII-368 p, relié. - French Edition 8vo, published at the same time that an edition in-4, illustrated with 64 plates and maps (Plate 25 absent) including 12 maps, including the large map of the southern hemisphere, all drawn on strong paper. Translated by Jean-Baptiste Suard, which has added to the writings of Cook's relationship Tobias Furneaux and George Forster, and observations made during the second voyage of Cook on geography, natural history and moral philosophy by Johann Forster . The boards are the result of drawings made during the expedition by Mr. Hodges; boards landscapes and views, many are particularly successful. Half vellum rigid time with small corners. Smooth back. Parts as brown morocco decorated with friezes. The bindings do not wear piece volume number. Boards partly emerged, with stitching a little loose (the portrait and the first card no longer held by a seam). The format of the atlas is generally in-4, the plates were bent here. A pale yellow wetness on the title page of Volume V. Some slots in the folds of some boards. Good copy. The three circumnavigations made by Captain James Cook, 12 years of sea, leaving none and countless knowledge, not only in the map area, but also botanical, geographical legacy ... To complete the excellence of his travels, Cook was an assistant to many scientists, astronomer, botanist and painters. Although his huge discoveries are known for Oceania, it is the first to set foot in Australia and many islands, he went up to Kamchatka in order to discover the famous passage from the northwest, in Antarctica ... On his second trip, he wrote, he wants to go "... not only farther than any man has gone before me, but as far as I think possible for a man to go" The relationship of travel is completed tables trips, a Vocabularies of the language of the Society Islands, astronomical observations, and a Disboard on the health of seafarers. This edition is the second voyage of Cook completed 1772 to 1775 in the Southern Ocean; Cook's relationship begins with a trip to the South Pole. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale française in-8, publiée dans le même temps qu'une édition in-4, illustrée de 64 planches et cartes (planche 25 absente) dont 12 cartes et plans, dont la grande carte de l'hémisphère sud, le tout tiré sur papier fort. Traduction par Jean-Baptiste Suard, lequel a adjoint aux écrits de Cook la relation de Tobias Furneaux et George Forster, et les Observations faites pendant le second voyage de M. Cook sur la géographie, l'histoire naturelle et la philosophie morale par Johann Forster. Les planches sont le résultat de dessins effectués pendant l'expédition par M. Hodges ; les planches de paysages et vues, nombreuses, sont particulièrement réussies. Reliure en demi vélin rigide d'époque à petits coins. Dos lisse. Pièces de titre de maroquin brun orné de frises. Les reliures ne portent pas de pièce de tomaison. Planches en partie ressorties, avec coutures un peu lâches (le portrait et la première carte ne tiennent plus que par une couture). Le format de l'atlas est généralement in-4, les planches ont été repliées ici. Une mouillure jaune pâle sur la page de titre du tome V. Quelques fentes dans les pliures de certaines planches. Bon exemplaire. Les trois circumnavigations réalisées par le capitaine James Cook, soit 12 années de mer, laissent un héritage sans pareil et des connaissances innombrables, non seulement dans le domaine cartographique, mais également botanique, géographique... Pour parfaire l'excellence de ses voyages, Cook s'était adjoint de nombreux scientifiques, astronome, botaniste, ainsi que des peintres. Bien que ses immenses découvertes soient connues pour l'Océanie, il est le premier à avoir mis le pied en Australie et dans de nombreuses îles, il est allé jusqu'au Kamtchatka dans le but de découvrir le fameux passage du nord-ouest, en Antartique... Lors de son deuxième voyage, il écrit : qu'il veut aller « ... non seulement plus loin qu'aucun homme n'est allé avant moi, mais aussi loin que je crois possible à un homme d'aller » La relation des voyages est complétée des tables des voyages, d'un Vocabulaires de la langue des îles de la société, des Observations astronomiques, et un Discours sur la santé des gens de mer. Cette édition concerne le second voyage de Cook accompli de 1772 à 1775 dans l'océan austral ; la relation de Cook commence par un voyage au pôle sud.

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        Osservazioni sulle capacita' de' conduttori elettrici e sulla commozione che anche un semplice conduttore e' atto a dare eguale a quello della boccia di Leyden del sig. Don Alessandro Volta in una lettera al sig. De Saussure; SEGUE Continuazione delle osservazioni sulla capacita' de' conduttori elettrici...

      Marelli 1778 2 fascicoli in 8, pp. 273 - 280 con 1 tav. inc. all'acq. f.t.; 289 - 312. Due stralci contenuti negli 'Opuscoli scelti sulle scienze e sulle arti tratti dagli Atti delle Accademie e dalle Collezioni Filosofiche, e Letterarie', vol. I, primo periodico scientifico milanese edito dal 1778 al 1803 che, sotto la cura di Carlo Amoretti e Francesco Soave, raccoglieva saggi e memorie dei principali scienziati dell'epoca. Edizione originale di questo importante scritto di Volta diviso in una prima parte e sua continuazione. Volta qui dimostra la possibilita' di produrre anche in un semplice conduttore una scossa uguale a quella della boccia di Leida. Nella memoria epistolare indirizzata a De Saussure, Volta introduce - accanto al concetto di 'capacita' elettrica' - quello fondamentale di 'tensione elettrica' (oggi sostituito dal termine 'differenza di potenziale'). ITA

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        De Monti Colonnari e d'altri fenomeni Vulcanici dello Stato Veneto.

      Milano, Marelli, 1778.. In : Opuscoli Scelti sulle Scienze e sulle Arti (Tomo I.). Mit insgesamt 11 gefalteten Kupfertafeln, 432 Seiten, 48 Seiten (Register), Lederband der Zeit, 25 x 20 cm,. Einband etwas berieben, innen sauber. Vorliegender erster Jahrgang enthält u. a. zwei Schriften von Alessandro Volta: Osservazioni sul fosforo d'orina (Seite 65-68) und Osservazioni sulla capacita de' conduttori elettrici, e sulla commozione che anche un semplice conduttore e atto a dare eguale a quella della boccia di Leyden... in una lettera al Sig. de Saussure (273-280 u. 289-312, mit 1 Tafel, ferner Beiträge, teils im Erstdruck, von Fortis, Pallas, Priestley, Senebier, Sulzer u. a. Sechs der interessanten Kupfer (Gesteinsvormationen, Ansichten) illustrieren "De' Monti Colonnari e d'altri fenomeni vulcanici dello stato Veneto" von John Strange.

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        Unterricht für die Unterwundärzte bey Armeen, besonders bey dem Königlich-Preußischen Artilleriecorps. Johann Christian Anton Thedens Königl. Preuß. dritten Generalchirurgus, Regimentsfeldscheers des hochlöblichen Artilleriecorps, und Mitgliedes der Römischen Akademie der Naturforscher. Mit königl. Preuß. Churf. Sächs. und Churf. Brandenburgischen allergnädigsten Freyheiten. >Der Militärarzt, Naturforscher, "Erster Preußischer Generalchirurg", Leibarzt Friedrich II. (nach Prof. Dr. Samuel Schaarschmidt), Freimaurer (1714-1797), der ohne akademische Ausbildung und ohne familiären Hintergrund Karriere machte, schrieb Medizingeschichte. Bekanntermaßen erfand er das "Wund- oder Schußwasser, Arquebusade", mit Kautschuk überzogene elastische Kath

      Zweite vermehrte und verbesserte Auflage. 1778. Berlin bey Friedrich Nicolai, Buchhändler unter der Stechbahn. - (16), 334 Seiten und 38 Leerblätter zusätzlich eingebunden (davon 3 Blatt mit Notizen in einer alten Schreibschrift, schwarze Tinte). Halblederband der Zeit (oder später) mit Rückenvergoldung, 5 Bünde, rotes Lederrückenschild. Lederecken. Blau-marmorierter Buchschnitt. Frakturschrift. In einem ausgezeichneten Zustand, nur die Vorsatzpapiere an den Ecken etwas leimschattig, das Titelblatt kaum. Das Papier ist ungebräunt, fast frisch zu nennen, Bindung fest. Aussen geringfügigst beschabt, der Lederrücken allerdings nicht mehr vollständig glatt. Alter Besitzvermerk (?) vorn. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        7 Botany copperplates.

      . [1778]. Plate no 1-7: Linnean System. Orders of Flowers. + Plate 8 and 9: Tourneforts System. General Caracters of Flowers and Genera of Plants. In all 9 loose plates in folio-format. Plate No 1 with some browning at edges and with 2 repairs. Pinholes in corners. * From Encycl. Britannica. 2nd edition. 1778. <br>Catalogue of the Works of Linnaeus no 681 A..

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        Traité des eaux minérales de Chateldon de celles de Vichy et Haute-Rive en EDITION ORIGINALE

      à Moulins|& à Paris: Chez la veuve Faure et chez Didot, 1778. Fine. Chez la veuve Faure et chez Didot, à Moulins & à Paris 1778, In 12 (10x17,5cm), xxiv, 301pp. (3), relié. - First Edition. shagreen half wedge tobacco late nineteenth signed Krafft. Back to nerves elegantly decorated. Piece as black shagreen. Nets on the boards. Red slices. Date tail. Beautiful copy, perfectly prepared. After experiencing the benefits of mineral waters of Vichy itself, author, physician and resident at Vichy has been given to study and analyze the main sources of Vichy and reports in this Treaty, not hesitating to qualify waters Chateldon, the most medicinal waters in Europe. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliure en demi chagrin à coin tabac fin XIXe signé V. Krafft. Dos à nerfs élégamment orné. Pièce de titre de chagrin noir. Filets sur les plats. Tranches rouge. Date en queue. Bel exemplaire, parfaitement établi. Après avoir éprouvé le bienfaits des eaux minérales de Vichy sur lui-même, l'auteur, médecin et résident à Vichy s'est donné pour objet d'étude et d'analyse les principales sources de Vichy dont il rend compte dans ce traité, n'hésitant pas à qualifier les eaux de Chateldon, les eaux les plus médicinales d'Europe.

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        The life and strange surprising adventures of Robinson Crusoe; of York, mariner With an account of how he was at last as strangely delivered by pirates Written by himself The fifteenth edition, adorned with new cuts

      London: printed for J. Buckland, W. Strahan [et al.]. 1778. 2 volumes, 12mo, pp. 288; 275, [1]; engraved frontispiece in volume I, 11 engraved plates (4 folding) by J. Lodge; lacking the map in volume II; contemporary full calf, red morocco labels on gilt-paneled spines; upper joints on both volumes slighhtly cracked, with some neat restoration to that on volume I; rear joints tender; light wear at extremities; all else very good, the plates clean and sharp and used for the first time in this edition.

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        The Ready Observator, or an Infallible Method for Determining the Latitude at Sea: by Altitude of the Sun .

      printed for J. Mount, T. Page and W. Mount, London 1778 - "The Second edition, with an Appendix" Engraved title page (chipped and defective), [2], iii, [1], 86 pp. 1 vols. 4to. A Rare Manual of Navigation, 1778. ESTCT 59664 (British Library only); OCLC: 84682637 (2 copies in US) Original sewing with back wrapper only (small chip at outer edge, and stained), first two leaves detached; engraved vignette title page waterstained and badly chipped, with some loss to imprint. Still, a remarkable survival of a rare and fragile book Engraved title page (chipped and defective), [2], iii, [1], 86 pp. 1 vols. 4to

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        Da Asia. Nova edicao.

      Lisboa, na Regia Officina Typografica, 1778-1788.. 24 vols. 12mo. With engr. portraits of Barros, Couto, Henry the Navigator, and Afonso de Albuquerque and 6 maps, one in duplicate. 19th-century Spanish mottled sheep, spines gilt with titles and number of volume on two labels. Top edge red (the others uncut).. The best and most complete edition of what is considered the most comprehensive work on Portuguese colonial history by Joao de Barros (decades I-IV) and Diego de Couto; the first edition to include decades X and XI. Books 2 and 3 of the "Decada Segunda" offer a detailed narrative of Afonso de Albuquerque's expedition to the Arabian Gulf and his conquest of Ormuz in 1507; the island remained under Portuese occupation from 1515 to 1622. As vassals of the Portuguese state, the Kingdom of Ormuz jointly participated in the 1521 invasion of Bahrain that ended Jabrid rule of the Arabian archipelago. - This is "the best edition of this famous work on Portuguese colonial history. The first edition appeared at Lisbon, Madrid and Paris from 1552 to 1645. It consists of 12 "Decadas" (decades), comprising the history of the years 1420-1600. Only Decadas I, II, III and a part of IV are by J. de Barros, the rest is by D. de Couto, who begins his part also with Decada IV, so that there are two Decadas IV" (Laures). De Barros (1496-1570), head agent for the Portuguese overseas trade authority "Casa da India", managed to persuade King Joao III to commission from him a history of the Portuguese in India (including Asia and southeast Africa). The result earned him renown as one of the first great Portuguese historians, and the the title of a "Portuguese Livy". The 'Decades' contain "the early history of the Portuguese in India and Asia and reveal careful study of Eastern historians and geographers, as well as of the records of his own country. They are distinguished by clearness of exposition and orderly arrangement. They are also lively accounts" (Enc. Britannica). - Binding slightly rubbed; numerous underlinings and marginal notes in graphite, red and blue pencil. A very good copy, clean and crisp. - Cordier, BJ, 34 and BS, 2309. Innocencio, III, 322. Laures 642. Streit IV, 667 (with extensive list of contents) & VI, 630. This edition not in Borba de Moraes. For the maps cf. Gole, India, 8.

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        Poésies érotiques EDITION ORIGINALE

      A l'isle de Bourbon: S.n., 1778. Fine. S.n., A l'isle de Bourbon 1778, In-12 (10,5x17,5cm), (2) 64pp., relié. - Rare first edition printed in Reunion on large paper (Vellum strong) Copy the figure and weapons comtales nineteenth (unidentified). Bound in full calf antique scales. Smooth back adorned with jewels and 4 threads. As an exhibit in black leather. Roulette framing on the boards. Gilt edges. Top cap threadbare with missing the jaw to the upper plate. Lack tail. Scuffs on boards and corners bumped. Pretty paper dominoté guard. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Rare édition originale imprimée à petit nombre à La Réunion (île de Bourbon), sur grand papier (Hollande fort). Exemplaire au chiffre et aux armes comtales du XIXe (non identifiées). Reliure en plein veau écailles d'époque. Dos lisse orné de 4 fleurons et de filets.  Pièce de titre en maroquin noir. Roulette d'encadrement sur les plats. Tranches dorées. Coiffe supérieure élimée, avec manque au mors au plat supérieur. Un manque en queue. Epidermures sur les plats et coins émoussés. Joli papier de garde dominoté. Exemplaire appréciable malgré les menus défaus, et parfaitement frais. Après avoir vécu en France, le chevalier Evariste Parny retourna dans son île natale où il s'éprit d'une jeune créole de 13 ans. Ce recueil lui est dédié, Parny la rebaptisant Eléonore. la plupart des poèmes content cet amour sulfureux.

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        Biblia Sacra Vulgatae Editionis, Sixti V & Clementis VIII (2 Volume Set)

      Matriti, Apud Ioachimum Ibara; Joachimum Ibarra, 1778-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. 2 volumes. Folios. Handsomely bound in fine speckled calf. Pleasing to the eye and touch. Gilt tooling, 6 raised bands. Full leather binding. Hardcover. Good binding and cover. Vol. II has a small crack at front board joint. One corner bumped. All edges red. Marbled end pages. Collated. Vol. 1: [12], lxxvj, 671 pp + engraved title. Vol II: [2], 771 pp. V. 1. has added engraved title page. This is "A Madrid edition, with the annotations of Jean Baptiste Du Hamel (first published in a Paris Bible in 1706) and chronological notes, etc. taken from A. Vitrés edition ... The Latin text is accented." cf. Historical catalogue of the printed editions of the Holy Scripture ... pub. by the British & foreign Bible Soc. v. 2, pt. 2, p. 987, no. 6268. Sixti V. & Clementis VIII.

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        De' monti Colonnari e d'altri fenomeni vulcanici dello stato veneto. Memoria di S. E. il sig. cav. Giovanni Strange.; SEGUE Continuazione della memoria su i monti Colonnari ed altri fenomeni vulcanici dello Stato veneto

      (Marelli) (1778), (Milano) - In 8, pp. 73-107 conÂ4 tavv. f.t. piu' volte rip. inc. all'acq.; 145-177 con 2 tavv. f.t. inc. all'acq.ÂBr. rifatta con carta d'epoca. Due stralci da 'Opuscoli scelti sulle scienze e sulle arti tratti dagli Atti delle Accademie e dalle Collezioni Filosofiche, e Letterarie', vol. I, primo periodico scientifico milanese edito dal 1778 al 1803 che, sotto la cura di Carlo Amoretti e Francesco Soave, raccoglieva saggi e memorie dei principali scienziati dell'epoca. Interessante saggio di questo studioso inglese,ÂJohn Strange,Âche analizza le formazioni geologiche dei colonnari, fessurazioni del terreno nel territorio vicentino e sui colli Euganei. La cura editotoriale e linguistica di questa pubblicazione in italiano venne affidata ad Alberto Fortis, naturalista e geologo italiano nato a Padova nel 1741. ITA

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        Recueil de Planches pour la Nouvelle Edition du Dictionnaire Raisonné des Sciences, des Arts et des Métiers - Tome Premier

      Pellet 1778 - 1778. Pellet. Geneve. 1 volume. In-4º, 27cm. Enc. Centenas de gravuras muitas delas desdobráveis, com 35 páginas de texto com a explicação das gravuras sobre Sciences Mathematiques, 85 páginas de texto sobre Évolutions de Terre e a explicação das gravuras sobre Art Militaire, 31 páginas de texto com a explicação das gravuras sobre Marine e 14 páginas de texto sobre Evolutions Navales e a explicação das gravuras obre esse tema. Encadernação da época em inteira de pele com restauros. Manchas de tinta superficiais no corte de folhas. Manchas de humidade muito desvanecidas e mais pronunciadas nas últimas folhas. Manchas de tinta numa gravura. Muito bom estado [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres complettes EDITION ORIGINALE

      à Paris: Chez la veuve Duchesne, 1778. Fine. Chez la veuve Duchesne, à Paris 1778, 6 tomes en 6 Vol. in 8 (9,5x17,5cm), (2) xvj, (20) 504 pp. et (25) 527 pp. et (1) 455 (1) 432 (2) 444 (1)480 pp., relié. - First Edition collective. A portrait frontispiece and two engravings by Marillier the second volume (one of these prints often lack). False titles and titles in red and black. Full sheepskin slightly later blonde. Smooth spine decorated with boxes and wheels. Part of title in red morocco, and volume number in black morocco with wheels. Some corners bumped. A thin tear head of Volume I. Fine copy. The posthumous edition, two years after the death of the author, is distributed as follows: Volume I and II: Theatre and letters Turkey; Volume III, IV, and V: Historical Essays on Paris; Volume VI: History of the Order of the Holy Spirit (which Saint-Foix was appointed historian in 1764). It does not forget the character was St. Foix, who served up to 36 years in the Musketeers in search of literary fame with its twenty rooms, with a rough and quarrelsome spirit. His two historical books are naturally important and significant. Paris trials are not a history of the capital, but an attempt to keep as close, through history the spirit of a people. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale collective. Un portrait au frontispice et 2 gravures par Marillier au second tome (une de ces gravures manque souvent). Faux-titres et titres en rouge et noir. Reliure en pleine basane blonde légèrement plus tardive. Dos lisse orné de caissons et roulettes. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge, et de tomaison en maroquin noir avec roulettes. Quelques coins émoussés. Une mince déchirure en tête du tome I. Bel exemplaire. L'édition posthume, deux ans après le décès de l'auteur, se distribue comme suit : Tome I et II : Théâtre et les lettres Turques ; Tome III, IV, et V : Essais historiques sur Paris ; Tome VI : Histoire de l'ordre du Saint-Esprit (dont Saint-Foix fut nommé historiographe en 1764). On n'oubliera nullement le personnage que fut Saint- Foix, qui servit jusqu'à 36 ans dans les Mousquetaires, en quête de gloire littéraire avec sa vingtaine de pièces, d'un esprit rude et querelleur. Ses deux livres historiques sont naturellement importants et notables. Les essais sur Paris ne constituent pas une Histoire de la capitale, mais une tentative de serrer au plus près, au moyen de l'histoire l'esprit d'un peuple.

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        The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent Containing the Antient and Present State of it, Civil and Ecclesiastical

      Canterbury: Printed for the Author, by Simmons and Kirkby.1778., 1778. Volumes, 1, 2 & 3 only.Books measure 16 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches.40 engraved plates, some folding, 14 folding maps, only.Inscriptions of Walworth Howland Roberts '' Judge of County Courts '' and Elizabeth Coveney of Brenchley, Kent. Volume 1.Collation, xii,cli[1]580,42[1]pp, lacking the 9 maps, and engraving of Langley Park. Volume 2.Collation, iv,817[1]72[1]pp, lacking the 11 maps, and engraving of Chilson House. Volume 3.Collation, [iv]2,765[1]51[2]pp, 13 folding maps, other illustrations, including full page, and folding plate of Folkestone, lacking map of West or Little Barnfield Hundred, and map of Romney Marsh which was published separately.Bound in full modern antiquarian style calf. Calf lightly rubbed, a few small minor abrasion wear marks, some fading. All bindings in very good clean firm condition. Internally, 1 large folding plate has a few tears, but complete, some light browning.Pages and plates in good condition throughout. A very nice informative well illustrated work. . Full Leather. Very Good. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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

      printed for the Author, sold by J. Walter and S. Crowder, London 1778 - (8 1/4 x 5 inches). [20],xvi,543,[1]pp. 2 folding engraved maps, 4 engraved plates. (Early Scottish bookseller's ticket on front pastedown). Contemporary calf, rebacked preserving the original red morocco lettering piece. Provenance: Alexander Mackintosh (inscription on title dated 1831) First edition of this landmark work on the exploration of the American West. Jonathan Carver, who was born in Massachusetts, served in the colonial militia during the French and Indian War rising to the rank of Captain and mastering the techniques of surveying and map making. He left the army in 1763 with the intention of exploring the new territories acquired by the British as a result of the war. In 1766 Robert Rogers appointed Carver to lead a semi-official expedition to find a route via lakes and rivers to the Pacific Ocean and the East Indies. Carver left Fort Michilimackinac at Mackinack Island in the spring of 1766, travelling along the northern coast of Lake Michigan, before cutting across to what is now the Door County peninsula in Wisconsin and continuing along the western edge of the bay until reaching what is now Green Bay, Wisconsin. From here he traveled up the Fox River to the Winnebago Indian village at the north end of Lake Winnebago. He continued up the Fox River until he arrived at the "Grand Portage" (a well used portage between the Fox River and the Wisconsin River). Carver then crossed to the Wisconsin River and traveled down to the Mississippi emerging at the great trade encampment at Prairie du Chien. He then turned north into what is now Minnesota. By the late summer he had reached the Saint Anthony Falls (Minneapolis). He spent some time near the falls but turned south, down the Mississippi to find a more suitable place to spend the winter, setting camp in a tribal village in what is now eastern Iowa. The next spring he continued exploring and mapping the Mississippi River through what is now Minnesota and Wisconsin before eventually returning in 1768 to the British fort at Mackinack. In pursuit of a claim for compensation from the British Government for the work he had put into the expedition, Carver travelled to London and it was here that the present work was published. "Carver's book was an immediate success when first published in 1778, and a second London edition followed the next year; over thirty editions and versions have been published since in several languages. A very important book in the history of the exploration of the American West as Carver was the first English-speaking explorer to venture west of the upper Mississippi River. He anticipated the idea of a continental divide as he was the first to mention a large mountain range to the west (presumably the Rocky Mountains) that blocks the westward passage. Further, the name 'Oregon' appears in print here for the first time, both in the text, and on one of the maps. Carver penetrated farther into the West than any other English explorer before the Revolution and stimulated curiosity concerning routes to the Pacific, later satisfied by Mackenzie and Lewis and Clark." Arents 890; Bell C84; Cox II,151; Field 251; Gagnon II 325; Graff 622; Howes C215; JCB II 2538; Jones 563; Lande 108; Pilling Algonquian p. 68, & Siouan p. 12. Sabin 11184; Streeter III,1772; cf.Jones 563. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Memorie intorno alle pubbliche Fabbriche più insigni della Città di Brescia

      1778. ZAMBONI, Baldassare Camillo. Memorie intorno alle pubbliche fabbriche piu insigni della città di Brescia. viii, 163, [5] pp. Illustrated with an engraved title-page featuring a large vignette of female figures in an outdoor classical setting, signed by Pietro Beceni; 12 folding plates showing different views of the Palazzo delle Ragioni, engraved by Beceni at Brescia after Gaspare Turbini; ten headpieces engraved by F. Zucchi after F. Battaglioli, of Brescian monuments; five engraved tailpieces of putti in various poses; and ten engraved historiated initials, especially designed for this printing. Folio, 404 x 283 mm, bound in original Italian rustic paper boards with marbled paper spine. Uncut, on thick paper. Brescia: Pietro Vescovi, 1778. |~||~||~| First Edition of the most significant work on municipal buildings in Brescia. Compiled by Baldassare Zamboni (1723-1797), Abbe of Calvisano, who divided the text into nine chapters treating the architectural history of city offices, piazze, and palazzi, before and after occupation by the Venetian Signoria, with copious footnotes adding historical details and references. The folding plates illustrate views of the Palazzo delle Ragioni, including the original plan as well as a prospectus by the Neapolitan architect Luigi Vanvitelli (1700-1773) to repair damage from the fire of 1573. A selection of Vanvitelli's writings appears in the Appendix, along with letters and lists by other local architects and artists: Jacopo Sansovino, Galeazzo Alessio, Giulio Todeschini, Agostino Covo, Lelio Buzzi, Lorenzo Binago, Andrea Palladio writing about the duomo in 1575, and Titian corresponding with city officials in 1565 about very specific designs for three paintings. Rich with detail, this is a fascinating study of Brescian aesthetics and a fine example of Lombardian printing in near original condition. Light stain on just a few leaves and one small hole in middle of outer margin throughout, probably where the sheets were tied for delivery to the binder. Cicognara 4128 ("Opera ben fatta, e utilissima"). Schlosser-Magnino, p. 569. Berlin Katalog 2724. Raccolta Palladiana 224.

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        Systema mineralogicum. Editio altera correcta. 2 Bände.

      Wien, Kraus, 1778.. 8°, circa 20,6 x 13,5 cm. Gestochenes Portrait, 8 Bll., 448 SS., 19; 6 Bll., 640 SS., 30 Bll., mit 2 gefalteten Kupfertafeln Leder d. Zt. mit 2 Rschildern und reicher Rückenvergoldung. Roller-G. II, 555; vgl. Sinkankas 6985 (zur EA 1747): "The first mineralogical work to set forth a scheme of classification for the mineral kingdom based on chemical as well as external characters." Sehr seltene zweite korrigierte Ausgabe mit neuem Vorwort des Verlegers und neuem Portrait-Kupfer (von Schütz, datiert 1777), mit umfangreichem Register und zwei gefalteten Kupfern, die Mineralien zeigen. Johan Gottschalk Wallerius (1709-1785) lehrte Geologie und Mineralogie an der Universität Uppsala. - Titel mit altem Besitzvermerk, etwas gebräunt, sehr dekorativ gebunden. - Rare second, corrected edition with a new preface, a new portrait, 2 folding engraved plates and an extensive index. Title with old inscription, minor browning, very decorative bindings in full calf with gilt spine.

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