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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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        Histoire des chevaliers hospitaliers de S. Jean de Jérusalem, appelés depuis chevaliers de Rhodes, et aujourd'hui chevaliers de Malthe

      hardcover. 7 vols, 12mo, 17,5 x 10 cm., 3180 pps., Leclerc, Paris, 1778, Minimal damage to top of spines, library plate and stamp inside. Browning in places good/very good/no dj

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        Discorso istorico intorno alla Cappella de' signori Minutoli sotto il titolo di S. Pietro apostolo e di S. Anastasia martire dietro il Duomo Napoletano.

      Stamperia Raimondiana 1778 SERSALE Benedetto. Napoli, Stamperia Raimondiana, 1778. Discorso istorico intorno alla Cappella de' signori Minutoli sotto il titolo di S. Pietro apostolo e di S. Anastasia martire dietro il Duomo Napoletano. In - 4°, pergamena coeva. (12), 96 pp. Vignetta allegorica sul front. e 3 tavole incise in rame molte volte ripiegate f.t. Bell' esemplare della rara seconda edizione accresciuta e corretta. Manca al Lozzi. Il cat. Bocca cita l' edizione 1745 senza tavole. Coleti, p. 140, n. 97 cita un esemplare pure senza tavole. In questo esemplare è possibile effettuare un piccolo sconto. Uff. Mob. 2.

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        TAL, om den tilvaxt och nytta, som Vetenskaperne i allmanhet, sardeles Natural-Historien, redan vunnit och ytterligare kunna vinna, genom undersokningar i soder-hafvet

      Stockholm, Tryckt hos Johan Georg Lange, 1778.. FIRST EDITION 1778, text in Swedish, this copy is from the Parsons Collection. Bound pamphlet with stab hole in inner margins, 8vo, approximately 190 x 120 mm, 7½ x 4½ inches, 39 pages, engraved vignette pasted to title page as issued, bound in modern plain boards, all edges red. Light foxing to title page otherwise a very good copy. See: Parsons Collection, Rare Pacific Voyage Books From the Collection of David Parsons, published by Horden House, Part 1, No.114, at the lower edge of the first pastedown there is a small label "R.D.P." " Very scarce: a significant discussion of the present state of scientific knowledge of the South Seas and what might be expected in the Oceania region, based on discoveries made by Cook's first two voyages as well as Crozet's visit to Tasmania and New Zealand. Sparman, botanist on Cook's second voyage, was well placed to make this report to the Swedish Academy of science on his recent voyage. He discusses the benifits to science and especially to natural history already gained and likely to be gained in the future, by discoveries and investigations in the Pacific". MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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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) In 8, pp. 73 - 107 con?4 tavv. f.t. pi? volte rip. inc. all'acq.; 145 - 177 con 2 tavv. f.t. inc. all'acq.?Br. 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,?John Strange,?che 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

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Coenobium]
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        Observations made during a Voyage Round the World on Physical Geography, Natural History and Ethic Philosophy

      London: G. Robinson, 1778. Quarto, with folding table and folding map; a fine, clean, and large copy in contemporary sprinkled calf, flat spine gilt in compartments, red label, a little bumped at head of spine. First edition of this pioneer work on the anthropology of the Pacific, written by the naturalist aboard Cook's second voyage; this is one of the copies to contain the important "Chart Representing the Isles of the South Seas", not present in all copies, which is based on the original sketch of the islands around Tahiti drawn for Cook by Tupaia, the Tahitian priest and navigator, on board the Endeavour. Tupaia discussed these islands at great length with Cook, who took extensive notes. A version of the map, in turn, was communicated to Forster by Richard Pickersgill, the Pacific veteran, but Forster also made comparisons with a second map in Banks' possession, and a list prepared by Cook himself. The map is, in Forster's own words, 'a monument of the ingenuity and geographical knowledge of the people in the Society Isles, and of Tupaya in particular.'It was originally intended that Johann Forster should be involved in the official account of the voyage, but he fell out of favour with the Admiralty and the task was left to Cook and his editor Canon Douglas. Forster was then asked to supply a companion volume of his scientific observations, but this project too was shelved. Relations between the Forsters and the Admiralty became especially frosty once they published Georg's unofficial Voyage, but Forster nonetheless persisted with this work and had it printed on his own account. This work should be considered the companion piece to the two-volume official account of the voyage.Forster's "Remarks on the Human Species", accounting for two-thirds of the text, and its most important part, is primarily concerned with the South Sea Islanders, with inquiries into their 'progress toward civilisation', principles of happiness, health and diseases, religion, morals, manners, arts, and sciences, with a comparative table of languages from the Society Islands to New Holland. Forster carefully interviewed the natives (identifying his informants) in all aspects of their culture, and includes an account of Tahitian knowledge of geography and navigation, this last accompanied by the Tupaia chart.Forster also includes interesting comments on the preservation of health during long sea voyages, notably regarding the findings of Dr James Lind (one of the people originally considered for the second voyage, who withdrew together with Banks and Solander after the contretemps regarding their accommodation).The list of subscribers, mostly Oxford academics, accounts for only ninety-one copies. Beaglehole, II, pp. clii-cliii; Beddie, 1261; Davidson, 'A Book Collector's Notes', p. 62; Hill, 628; Hocken, p. 18; Holmes, 29; Kroepelien, 456; New Zealand National Bibliography, 2012; O'Reilly-Reitman, 395, etc; Rosove, 140.A1; see Michael Hoare, The Tactless Philosopher, Melbourne, 1976, pp. 182-183 for a discussion of the publication of this work; Spence, 467.

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        Observations sur les maladies épidémiques (Année 1770) [with] Collection d';observations sur les maladies et constitutions épidémiques [Three Volumes]

      De l';impr. de Vincent / Chez Didot et Méquignon; A Rouen: De l'imprimerie privilégiée, Paris / Rouen 1778 - cxxxiij, [3], 420 pp; xvi, 595, [6], [599] -1076 pp. Full titles: Volume I: Observations sur les maladies épidémiques, ouvrage rédigé d'après le tableau des epidémiques d'Hippocrate, et dans lequel on indique la meilleure méthode d'observer ce genre de maladies . Publié par ordre du gouvernement, et aux fraix du roi. Volumes 2-3: Collection d'observations sur les maladies et constitutions épidémiques; ouvrage qui expose une suite de quinze années d'observations, & dans lequel les épidémies, les constitutions régnantes & intercurrentes, sont liées, selon le voeu d'Hippocrate, avec les causes météorologiques, locales & relatives aux différens climats, ainsi qu'avec l'histoire naturelle & médicale de la Normandie. On y a joint un appendix sur l'ordre des constitutions épidémiques . Pub. par ordre du gouvernement .This second set being a supplement to the first. Louis Lépecq de la Cloture (1736-1804), a Rouen physician and professor of Surgery, was part of a new generation of medical thinkers inspired by the scientific revolution and the enlightenment."to study disease and environment in more exact terms by coordinating climatic and clinical observations? [They represented] a new kind of health activist who looked beyond the patient's bedside and thought about the broad environmental factors that shaped human disease," (Quinlan: The Great Nation in Decline: sex, modernity and health crises in revolutionary France c. 1750-1850, p. 64). The culmination of this work in France was these two sophisticated topographies on disease in Normandy in which Lepecq, who worked on the issue for fifteen years, provided both case histories as well as detailed analyzes of epidemics and their relationship to climate, geography, water sources, and local customs, writing in his first work that doctors must study sickness in its natural habitat before they could treat large-scale health issues. Two very important 18th century works on Epidemiology. Brunet III, pp. 990-991. Graesse IV, p. 169. Frere: Bibliographe Normand, II pp. 212-3. Bayle & Thillaye II, p. 616. Spines rubbed, one volume with shallow chip at head of spine and small chip at lower edge, a few scuff marks to boards, otherwise bindings solid, leaves clean, a very good set. Full continental cat's paw calf, spine with five raised bands, two morocco lettering pieces, red on two volumes, brown and tan o.

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

      York-town, Pa.: Printed by John Dunlap, 1778.. [2],520,xxvii pp. Contemporary paper boards spine with paper loss, front board detached. Contemporary ownership inscription of Solon Stevens on front flyleaf. Light, even toning. Some minor soiling. Very good in original unsophisticated condition. This volume of the Journals of Congress is one of the rarest of the series issued from 1774 to 1788, and has a peculiar and romantic publication history. Textually it covers the exciting events of 1776, culminating with the Declaration of Independence on July 4, an early printing of which appears here, as well as all of the other actions of Congress for the year. It is thus a vital document in the history of American independence and the American Revolution. Through the middle of 1777 the printer of the Journals of Congress was Robert Aitken of Philadelphia. In 1777 he published the first issue of the Journals for 1776, under his own imprint. This was completed in the spring or summer. In the fall of 1777 the British campaign under Howe forced the Congress to evacuate Philadelphia, moving first to Lancaster and then to York, Pennsylvania. The fleeing Congress took with it what it could, but, not surprisingly, was unable to remove many copies of its printed Journals, which would have been bulky and difficult to transport. Presumably, any left behind in Philadelphia were destroyed by the British, accounting for the particular scarcity of those volumes today. Among the material evacuated from Philadelphia were the printed sheets of pages 1-424 of the 1776 Journals, printed by Aitken. Having lost many complete copies in Philadelphia, and not having the terminal sheets to make up more copies, Congress resolved to reprint the remainder of the volume. Aitken had not evacuated his equipment, but John Dunlap, the printer of the original Declaration, had. Congress thus appointed Dunlap as the new printer to Congress on May 2, 1778. Dunlap then reprinted the rest of the volume (coming out to a slightly different pagination from Aitken's version). He added to this a new titlepage, under his imprint at York, with a notice on the verso of his appointment as printer to Congress. This presumably came out between his appointment on May 2 and the return of Congress to Philadelphia in July 1778. Because of Dunlap's name on the titlepage, it has often been erroneously assumed that this volume contains a printing of the Declaration of Independence by Dunlap. In fact, that appears in the section of the original Aitken printing. Evans has further muddied the waters by the ghost entry of Evans 15685, ascribing a Dunlap, York printing to 1777. In fact, there is only one Dunlap version, Evans 16137, with the 1778 date. A great Revolutionary rarity. EVANS 15685, 16137. HILDEBURN 3727. NAIP w020598. MATYAS, DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE, 77-09B.

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        De CL Psalmen benevens de lofzangen in de gereformeerde kerk in gebruik, voor den zang gevariëerd. Gesteld op de G sleutel met een besijfferde bas door eene zeer kundige hand voor 't orgel, clavecimbaal, de fiool, fluit en andere instrumenten

      Amsterdam : Loveringh & Allard en M. de Bruyn, 1778 - 8 S., (Titel, verso blanco, 2 S. Vorwort, 3 S. Naamlijst der Intekenaren, 1 S. Voorzang), 188 S. Quer-4to. HLdr. d. Zt. Deckel gering berieben. Rand oben knapp beschnitten, Verlust an Paginierung Vorwort. Für Orgel/Klavier mit oder ohne Text. Sehr seltener Sammlung. RISM A/I AN 2259 kann nur ein Expl. nachweisen (in NL At).

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        RelaÁ?o, ou noticia particular da infeliz viagem da n?o de Sua Magestade Fidelissima, Nossa Senhora da Ajuda, e S. Pedro de Alcantara, do Rio de Janeiro para a Cidade de Lisboa neste presente anno.

      Lisbon, Na Regia Officina Typografica, 1778. - Woodcut initial. (3 ll.), 72 pp. 4?, mid-nineteenth-century quarter sheep over decorated boards (slight wear to extremities; lacking front free endleaf), flat spine, gilt letter, edges sprinkled red. Minor spotting and soiling to title page; otherwise clean and crisp. Overall in very good condition. ---- FIRST EDITION. An account of the terrible voyage Alexandre e Silva made from Rio de Janeiro to Lisbon in the company of some 600 others on a single ship. The passengers included the captain-general of Mozambique, Captain-General of Goi s JosÈ de Almeida Vasconcelos, and the famous judge of the Court of Appeals JosÈ Mascarenhas Pacheco Coelho e Melo, who was imprisoned in Brazil for twenty years by order of the MarquÍs de Pombal. The voyage lasted 216 days, for 46 of which the ship sailed without masts or a rudder. The author wrote this account to call attention to the need for more adequate fitting of the ships used for Atlantic crossings. At the end is a poem celebrating the return of Judge Mascarenhas to Portugal. The work appeared again at Lisbon, 1869.Elias Alexandre e Silva, or Elias Alexandre da Silva Correa, was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1753 and began a military career in Santa Catarina. Having survived this hazardous voyage, he served for four years in the Portuguese infantry, then seven years in Angola (1782-1789), and later served in Rio de Janeiro. His @Historia de Angola, only published in 1937, is described by Borba as "a remarkable work."---- Borba de Moraes (1983) II, 801: "interesting and rare"; @PerÌodo colonial 357-8: "rarissima e notavel relaÁ?o." Blake II, 261. InnocÍncio II, 225. @Imprensa Nacional p. 336. Sch?ffer, @Portuguese Exploration to the West and the Formation of Brazil 8. JCB, @Portuguese and Brazilian Books 778/6. Welsh 3590. Palha 2317. Not in Rodrigues. NUC: DCU-IA, MH, ICN. OCLC: 80873875 (Harvard University); 557405853 (British Library); 41629000 (New York Public Library, University of Toronto-Fisher Library); 719448368 (digitized). Porbase locates 2 copies of this edition at the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal, plus a single copy of the second, Lisbon 1869 (at the Biblioteca Nacional). Copac repeats British Library.SHIPPED FROM PORTUGAL [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Tableau historique et politique de l'etat ancien et actuel de la colonie de

      A Maestricht: Chez Jean-Edme Dufour, 1778. Fine. Chez Jean-Edme Dufour, A Maestricht 1778, In-8 (12,5x20cm), xxiv, 392pp. (1), relié. - Second edition, after the original published in 1765. Binding full marbled fair calf and then frozen. Back to beautifully decorated nerves. As an exhibit in Havana morocco. Work toward the upper flat of 3 zones, 2 small 6 mn in diameter, a longer tail to bits, and 2 small areas on the lower flat. Despite this flaw, Beautiful vintage binding, good appearance. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, rare. Reliure en plein veau blond marbré et glacé d'époque. Dos à nerfs joliment orné. Pièce de titre en maroquin havane. Travaux de vers sur le plat supérieur sur 3 zones, 2 petites de 6 mn de diamètre, une plus longue au mors en queue, et 2 petites zones sur le plat inférieur. Malgré ce défaut, Belle reliure d'époque, de bon aspect. Histoire de la colonie de Surinam, l'état actuel de son commerce, de ses richesses... L'auteur dresse le tableau d'une colonie essentielle pour la vie et l'avenir des Hollandais, et cherche les remèdes à sa décadence en pointant les erreurs de l'administration. Fermin avait auparavant donné La description générale, historique et géographique de la colonie de Surinam en 1769, et il a choisi de publier ce traité à part de son ouvrage plus orthodoxe sur la Guyanne hollandaise, mais qui peut être vu comme un supplément ou une suite ; avec des tableaux de l'état de son commerce (sucre, café, cacao...) Ex-libris gravé aux armes du XIXe de Merode Westerloo.

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        TAL, om den tilvaxt och nytta, som Vetenskaperne i allmanhet, sardeles Natural - Historien, redan vunnit och ytterligare kunna vinna, genom undersokningar i soder - hafvet.

      Stockholm, Tryckt hos Johan Georg Lange, 1778.FIRST EDITION 1778, text in Swedish, this copy is from the Parsons Collection. Bound pamphlet with stab hole in inner margins, 8vo, approximately 190 x 120 mm, 7½ x 4½ inches, 39 pages, engraved vignette pasted to title page as issued, bound in modern plain boards, all edges red. Light foxing to title page otherwise a very good copy. See: Parsons Collection, Rare Pacific Voyage Books From the Collection of David Parsons, published by Horden House, Part 1, No.114, at the lower edge of the first pastedown there is a small label "R.D.P." " Very scarce: a significant discussion of the present state of scientific knowledge of the South Seas and what might be expected in the Oceania region, based on discoveries made by Cook's first two voyages as well as Crozet's visit to Tasmania and New Zealand. Sparman, botanist on Cook's second voyage, was well placed to make this report to the Swedish Academy of science on his recent voyage. He discusses the benifits to science and especially to natural history already gained and likely to be gained in the future, by discoveries and investigations in the Pacific". MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Konvolut von fünf originalkolorierte Aquatintablätter aus Giulio FERRARIO, Le costume ancien et moderne, italienische Ausgabe um 1830

      . Bildformate 15 x 20,5 bis 20 x 32 cm, 1 Blatt Hochformat.. Graesse II, 571. - Die von verschiedenen Künstlern (Bottigella, Biasioli, Castelli u. a.) verfertigten Darstellungen zeigen den Empfang von Captain Cook auf der Inselgruppe (Jänner 1778), Eingeborene im Alltag und bei einem zeremoniellen Tanz, Wohn- und Ritualgebäude, Statuen und Totempfähle. Zugehöriger Text in Kopie beiliegend. Ein Blatt mit restaurierter Fehlstelle, ein Blatt seitlich knapprandig und mit kaum sichtbarer Vertikalfalte, insgesamt gut erhalten und in kräftigem Originalkolorit. Zusammen

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        Neujahrsblatt der Gesellschaft auf der Chorherren, Nr. 1/1779 - 70/1848 (Nr. 1: "Auf das Neujahr 1779" - Nr. 70: "auf das Neujahr 1848"). (Ab Nr. 59/1837: Neujahrsblatt "Von dem Waisenhause. (Als Fortsetzung der Gesellschaft der ehemaligen Chorherrenstube)"; ab Nr. 60/1837 zugleich: mit neuer Zählung Nr. 1: "Zum Besten des Waisenhauses von einer Gesellschaft herausgegeben"). (70 Hefte).

      Zürich, o. Vlg., 1778 - 1847. Gr.8°, meist 8 bis 16 S. (vereinzelt um 40 oder 50 S.)., jeweils mit einer gestochenen oder lithographierten Taf. auf dem ersten Blatt (meist Portraits). (Die Nr. 18/1796 mit zwei zusätzlichen Taf. mit vier gestochenen Abb.), Nr. 1 - 40: geh. oder gefalzte Bögen; ab Nr. 41 geh. in Interims-Umschlag (selten brosch.), Selten stockfl. oder staubrandig, tlw. etw. randrissig u. -knittrig; allg. gutes Ex. Preis in CHF: 900. Rohr Nr. 145 - 214. Historisch-biographische Texte gerichtet "an die sittsame und lernensbegierige Zürcherische Jugend" (Nr. 1). - Die Graphiken zeigen - neben Szenen aus der Zürcher Geschichte - meist Portraits historischer Zürcher Persönlichkeiten (etwa Heinrich Bullinger, Johann Jakob Scheuchzer, Salomon Schinz, Johann Rudolf Ulrich, Heinrich Locher, Christoph Froschauer, Johann Jakob Breitinger, Ulrich Zwingli).

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        Le vicende di Milano durante la guerra con Federigo I Imperadore illustrate colle pergamene di que' tempi e con note. Aggiuntavi la topografia antica della stessa città. Opera critico - diplomatica [..].

      per Antonio Agnelli 1778 In - 4° (cm. 27), elegante legatura recente in m. pergamena con dorature e tasselli al dorso; pp. [4] XL 300 in ottimo stato, crocchianti e in barbe, con 1 tavola di antiporta in rame e 1 splendida carta di Milano ripiegata f.t. in fine; deliziosissime ed ampie testate in rame, finalini e capilettera in rame, frontespizio in rame inquadrato da cornice; minuscola integrazione al bordo della carta B2, piccolissimo strappo al bordo della carta D, impercettibili fioriture. Edizione originale sontuosamente impressa su carta azzurrina. Il Fumagalli fu tra i massimi storici e diplomatisti italiani del XVIII secolo, erede nei metodi storiografici del Muratori. «E' questo il primo lavoro della Tipografia del Monastero di S. Ambrogio. L'opera incontrò molte ostilità che ne ritardarono la pubblicazione, ma alla fine ebbe il riconoscimento e l'elogio del Conte Firmian» [Cat. Hoepli 696]. Cfr. Predari 148; Lozzi 2632; Villa 54; Fossati Bellani II, 1945. Ottimo esemplare.

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        D. BENIAMIN FRAENCKLIN. GRAND COMISSAIRE PLENIPOTENTIAIRE DU CONGRES D'AMERIQUE EN FRANCE NÉ À BOSTON 1706. EN 17 JANVIER [caption title]

      London: Thomas Hart, [ca. 1778].. Mezzotint portrait, 9 1/4 x 6 3/4 inches. Matted and framed to 15 3/4 x 12 1/2 inches. Near fine. Portrait of Benjamin Franklin engraved by Thomas Hart after the original image by Charles-Nicolas Cochin. The portrait shows Franklin from the chest up, in his famous fur hat and spectacles, facing left, framed by an oval. In his left hand he holds a folded sheet of paper. The original engraving by Cochin merely shows Franklin's head, topped with his famous fur hat, but many imitators embraced this image after its initial publication. Franklin's portrait was created upon his arrival in France as a commissioner from the newly independent United States. Sellers says of the image: "Because of it, the sensational fact of Franklin's arrival in France and the sensational costume which so effectively dramatized his role as envoy from the New World to the Old reached every part of Europe, creating an image of tremendous value to Franklin's purpose." A variant of this iconic and historically important image. SELLERS, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN IN PORTRAITURE, pp.227-31.

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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, Milano 1778 - 2 fascicoli in 8, pp. 273-280 con 1 tav. inc. all'acq. f.t.; 289-312. Due stralci contenutiÂnegli '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,ÂVolta 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 CL Psalmen benevens de lofzangen in de gereformeerde kerk in gebruik, voor den zang gevarieerd. Gesteld op de G sleutel met een besijfferde bas door eene zeer kundige hand voor 't orgel, clavecimbaal, de fiool, fluit en andere instrumenten

      . Amsterdam : Loveringh & Allard en M. de Bruyn, 1778. - 8 S., (Titel, verso blanco, 2 S. Vorwort, 3 S. Naamlijst der Intekenaren, 1 S. Voorzang), 188 S. Quer-4to. HLdr. d. Zt. Deckel gering berieben. Rand oben knapp beschnitten, Verlust an Paginierung Vorwort. Für Orgel/Klavier mit oder ohne Text.. Sehr seltener Sammlung. RISM A/I AN 2259 kann nur ein Expl. nachweisen (in NL At).

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        The Virtuosi’s Museum: Containg Select Views.

      London for P.Sandby. 1778 - Oblong 4to (11 x 8ins, 280 x 210mm) contemporary calf, rebacked antique style, green label, gilt. Calligraphic title-page, 108 fine copper-engraved views, numbered consecutively, many with oval decorative borders, each view with accompanying text, the Tables listing the views, directions to binder on verso. A litle marginal discolouration, small stain to margin of a plate or two, but overall in excellent condition.Lively images, finely engraved and with strong platemarks. Sandby’s views team with costumed ladies and gentlemen, workers, farmers, fishermen, soldiers and sailors, dogs and animals to animate the delicately drawn topographical scenes. Some are so finely engraved as to be almost indistinguishable from aquatint.Includes views from England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland. Cox p176 erroneously calling for 72 plates. The Table here lists 56 parts, each with 3 plates, with which Lowndes agrees. "The artists employed on the project were amongst the best of the day." [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Abhandlungen und Materialien zum neuesten deutschen Staatsrechte und Reichsgeschichte des Jahres 1778 (5 Bände und Anhang in 3 Bänden),

      Berlin und Leipzig, Decker, 1778/80. - seit dem Abserben des letzten Curfürsten von Bayern Maximilian Josephs. Mit 1 Kupfertafel, 7 gefaltete Tabellen, Lederbände der Zeit mit reicher Rückenvergoldung, 18 x 11,5 cm, Einbände minimal berieben, innen leicht gebräunt. Gut erhaltenes Exemplar in schönen Einbänden. Umfangreiche Chronik des Bayerischen Erbfolgekrieges und des anschließenden Friedens von Teschen mit Schwerpunkt auf diplomatische und rechtliche Aspekte.

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        Verhaal eener reize na de ys-bergen van het hertogdom Savoije. Benevens eene beschrijving der gezigten van den berg Blanc. Uit het frans vertaald.

      Amsterdam, By Yntema en Tieboel, 1778,. gr. in-8vo, XX + 335 p. (+1) + 3 engraved views + folded table, full calf binding, richly gilt spine with red morocco letter-piece, very fine copy.. Bourrit's relation to the glaciers & MONT-BLANCUnknown Dutch translationExtremly rare first and only Dutch edition of Bourrits 'Description des glacieres, glaciers et amas de glace du Duche de Savoye'. Important as being one of the first records in the Dutch language describing the travel towards Chamonix and the descriptions of several excursions in the Mont-Blanc area. The work includes the voyage of M. De Luc 'Na de Ys-bedding van Büet' ' and Bourrits famous 'Beschrijving der Vertooningen van den Berg Blanc' (Description du Mont-Blanc). The 3 views represents 'Chamonix, Montanvert & Bossons all engraved by C. Bogerts in 1777. Bourrit's publications were leading the way to the more scientific investigations towards the glaciers and glaciology as a science, they also were the starting point of alpine tourism. Fine full calf binding, small obstruction (worming ?) to the first cover, very fine copy in all.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. cf. Perret 656, ne connait pas cette traduction neerlandaise. (Dutch translation unknown).

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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, 1778. 2 volumes. Text volume pagination: [12], 296, 8 pp. Thomas Malton was an architectual draughtsman of some repute; known for his accuracy in perspective, young J. M. W. Turner was brought to Malton by his father for lessons on that very subject, and subsequently Turner, in later life, said "My real master was Tom Malton." [DNB].This work one of the earliest [if not the earliest] English publications on the subject. The last 8 pp of Volume I describe the case of the author, who lost the [bulk of the] first edition sheets [1776] to fire; and accounts for the relative scarcity of that edition. VG (usual bit of foxing throughout/bpt [Joesph Walker]). Ex-lib, with occasional oval stamp to text volume & to margins of 7 plates (frontis, first 3 plates, 21, 33, & 41).

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        Beschreibung des Brittischen Amerika zur Ersparung der englischen Karten. Nebst einer Special-Karte der mittlern Brittischen Colonien. 29 (recte 20), 571 S. Mit grenzkolor. Faltkarte von Pingeling. Halblederbd d. Z. auf 5 Bünden mit vergold. Rückentitel und Filetenvergoldung.

      Brauschweig, Waisenhaus-Buchhandlung, 1778.. . Erste Ausgabe, gleichzeitig auch mit dem Druckort Wolfenbüttel erschienen. Leiste war dort Konrektor an der herzogl. Schule. Ausführliche Landeskunde, gegliedert in drei Abschnitte: Allgemeine Beschreibung des festen Landes, Beschreibung der einzelnen Provinzen, Geschichte. Enthält im dritten Abschnitt einen längeren Situationsbericht zum damals noch andauernden Unabhängigkeitskrieg. - Mit ausführlichen Quellenangaben und einem zweispaltigen Register. Die schöne gestochene "Special-Karte von den mittleren Brittischen Colonien in Nord-America" (McCorkle 778.14; nicht bei Sellers/Van Ee). Sie zeigt im Zentrum den Hudson, als südlichen Abschluss die Chesapeake Bay, im Norden Montreal und enthält als Titelkartusche eine Windrose zur Illustration von Leistes System der Landesbeschreibung nach Himmelsrichtungen. Eine ähnliche Rose ist im Umkreis von New York eingezeichnet. - Der Vorbericht mit Wasserrand im Bug, die letzten 50 Seiten mit schwachem Wasserrand. Die Karte mit unauffällig repariertem Einriss. Gutes Exemplar. - Sabin 39937 (Exemplar ohne die Vorrede). Howes L 243.

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        Greek title.] Euripides quae extant omnia. Tragoedias superstites ad fidem veterum editionum codicumque MSS. cum aliorum. tum praecipuè Bibliothecae Regiae Parisiensis recensuit: [.] Samuel Musgrave. Accedunt scholia graeca in septem priores tragoedias ex optimis et locupletissimis editionibus recusa. 1-4.

      - Oxford, Typographeo Clarendoniano, 1778. 4to. (22),+ 510; (2),+ 423; (2),+ 607, (14); 611 pp. Occasional spots throughout, but overall a fresh clean copy. Contemporary calf with gilt ruled boards, rebacked with new spines, gilt, and with gilt edges. Binder's ticked of T. Barratt of Oxford on front pastedown of volume I. Four volumes. Fine set. From Winchester College, with bookplate ?Bibliotheca Moberlianæ? on the front pastedowns, to which it was given by R. Bigge Wither. Handwritten dedications to Bigg Wither from a miss Lowell on the front fly-leaves, dated 1841. Hoffman II, p. 70. Clarke p. 62-63. Moss p. 418-419. Ebert 7083. Dibdin p. 532-533. Printed in 500 copies only. Edited by Dr. Samuel Musgrave (1732-1780). Dibdin, quoting the Bibliographical Dictionary, gives a detailed account of the various MSS which Musgrave consulted. Even though he was a physician, Dr. Musgrave devoted most of his lifetime to Euripides. He had edited the Hippolytus in 1756 with Markland's notes and later in 1762 he published at Leyden ?Exercitationum in Euripiden libri duo? Clarke writes that Musgrave had already arranged in 1771 for this four volume edition to be published at Oxford. While Harwood is very critical of this edition, Clarke writes that while "he suffered from lack of leisure and of books, and his work is uneven, his claim to have advanced the study of this author is generally admitted". In addition, Musgrave's notes were reprinted in a number of editions as late as 1821. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dictionarium redivivum sive novissime emendatum, auctum, locupletatum et in meliorem formam restitutum.per Fr. Ildephonsum Lopez de Rubiños recognita, illustrata, ac locupletata. Pars Prima, continens Dictionarium latinum cum hispanicis interpretationibus.

      Madrid: Matriti, apud Michælem Escribano, sumptibus Regiæ Societatis, 1778. - Folio; 3 hs., 851 pp. Encuadernación en pergamino, de la época. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ARTE DE HACER EL PAPEL, SEGUN SE PRACTICA EN FRANCIA, Y HOLANDA, EN LA CHINA, Y EN EL JAPON. Descripcion de su origen: de las diferentes materias de que puede fabricarse.

      Imp. Pedro Marín. Madrid, 1778 - . 19,5 cm. Trad. Miguel Gerónimo Suárez. [12], 284 pág., 15 láminas. calcográficas plegadas (sign. calderón]4, 2 calderón]2, A-Z4, 2A-2M4, 2N2). Puntos de óxido. Enc. coetánea en pasta española, cortes pintados, planos rozados. Primera edición española. Las láminas muestran tanto el proceso de fabricación del papel como los utensilios empleados en el mismo. CCPB 000067689-6. papel, arte de fabricación del papel Tipografia i imprenta Libros antiguos anteriores a 1830 español [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Le plus joli des Recueils, ou Amusemens des Dames, Suivi du Joujou des Demoiselles.

      Londres, 1778.. In-8, broche, couverture de papier marbre, tranches jaspees (rel. posterieure), 275 p. faux-titre et titre inclus, frontispice grave par J.-A. Petitpierre, qqs rouss. Premiere edition collective de ce recueil de celebres contes et textes obscenes du XVIIIe siecle, ornee d'un beau frontispice. Contient : 'L'Art de Jouir' (La Mettrie) - 'Parapilla' et 'La Papesse Jeanne' (Ch. Borde) - 'Le Cu d'Iris' [sic] (Etienne Pavillon) - 'Le Joujou des Demoiselles' (Jouffreau de Lagerie). Paru peu avant la mort de son auteur, 'L'Art de Jouir' est le veritable manifeste testamentaire de La Mettrie, materialiste et hedoniste, defense de la volupte contre la debauche. "Tout est affaire de volupte. Vivre, c'est chercher des occasions de se rejouir, c'est vouloir jubiler. Ni Dieu, ni maitre, ni dieux ni maitres. Une seule tension ethique, celle qui mene a la volupte. La lecon est toujours d'actualite" (M. Onfray, preface a la reedition, 2007). (Gay, III, p. 770). Bon exemplaire..

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

      Matriti, Apud Ioachimum Ibara; Joachimum Ibarra 1778 - 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. Vitre?s 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An Essay on Divided Commons: (Particularly those that are far from Lime) In Two Parts. Part I. Containing Estimates of the Expences of cultivating Wastes, with Obervations thereon. Part II. Containing Observations and Remarks on Turf-Ashes and Quick-Lime; that being the only Kinds of Manure procurable for improving Wastes. By a Farmer.

      Printed for G. Robinson 1778 - FIRST EDITION, stamp on verso of title-page and verso of last leaf pasted over, pp. [i], ii, 95, [1], 8vo, wrappers, good. The author, from County Durham, takes enclosure to be a given. The second part is mainly an anthology of extracts on the subject, both of ancient and modern authors, among the latter, mainly Scots - the author wishes 'heartily [to] congratulate Scotland on its acquisition of learned and useful writers, on the subject of agriculture' (p. 71). ESTC T55598 is a Newcastle printing (BL, Necastle and Kansas only): the present printing is unrecorded.

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        [Greek title.] Euripides quae extant omnia.

      Tragoedias superstites ad fidem veterum editionum codicumque MSS. cum aliorum. tum praecipuè Bibliothecae Regiae Parisiensis recensuit: [...] Samuel Musgrave. Accedunt scholia graeca in septem priores tragoedias ex optimis et locupletissimis editionibus recusa. 1-4. Oxford, Typographeo Clarendoniano, 1778. 4to. (22),+ 510; (2),+ 423; (2),+ 607, (14); 611 pp. Occasional spots throughout, but overall a fresh clean copy. Contemporary calf with gilt ruled boards, rebacked with new spines, gilt, and with gilt edges. Binder's ticked of T. Barratt of Oxford on front pastedown of volume I. Four volumes. Fine set. From Winchester College, with bookplate "Bibliotheca Moberlianæ" on the front pastedowns, to which it was given by R. Bigge Wither. Handwritten dedications to Bigg Wither from a miss Lowell on the front fly-leaves, dated 1841. Hoffman II, p. 70. Clarke p. 62-63. Moss p. 418-419. Ebert 7083. Dibdin p. 532-533. Printed in 500 copies only. Edited by Dr. Samuel Musgrave (1732-1780). Dibdin, quoting the Bibliographical Dictionary, gives a detailed account of the various MSS which Musgrave consulted. Even though he was a physician, Dr. Musgrave devoted most of his lifetime to Euripides. He had edited the Hippolytus in 1756 with Markland's notes and later in 1762 he published at Leyden "Exercitationum in Euripiden libri duo". Clarke writes that Musgrave had already arranged in 1771 for this four volume edition to be published at Oxford. While Harwood is very critical of this edition, Clarke writes that while "he suffered from lack of leisure and of books, and his work is uneven, his claim to have advanced the study of this author is generally admitted". In addition, Musgrave's notes were reprinted in a number of editions as late as 1821

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        Voyage dans l'hémisphere Austral, et autour du monde, fait sur les vaisseaux du roi l'Aventure & la Résolution, en 1772, 1773, 1774, & 1775. Traduit de l'Anglois (par Suard). 6 Bände und Tafelband.

      Paris, Hotel de Thou, 1778. - 8° und 4°. Mit Falttabelle (im Textteil), gestoch. Portrait, 14 meist gefalt. Kupferstichkarten und 51 meist gefalt. Kupfertafeln Geflammtes Leder d. Zt. mit reicher Rückenvergoldung und Halbleder d. Zt. mit Rückenschild und Rückenvergoldung (Tafelband) Beddie 1224; Cox I, 60; Sabin 16249 (beide Quart-Ausgabe). - Erste vollständige französische Ausgabe, gleichzeitig auch mit einer Quart-Ausgabe erschienen. - Beschreibung von Cooks zweiter Reise, die im wesentlichen der Erkundung eines möglichen südlichen Kontinents galt; mit Berichten über Neuseeland, Tahiti, die Osterinseln, Feuerland und zahlreiche weitere Inseln des Pazifiks. "His voyage of 1772-75 settled the age-long question of the existence of another continent, the Terra Australis Incognita, in the negative. It was also the first scientific exploration of the South Polar Regions." (Cox I, 59). - Die Kupfer zeigen Ansichten, Reiseszenen, Pflanzen, Vögel, ethnologische Gegenstände, Eingeborenen-Porträts etc. - First complete French edition, simultaneously published with a 4th edition. - Description of Cook's second expedition mainly with the objective to explore a possible southern continent. - Decorative contemporary full calf with gilt spine (little rubbing and scuffing; partly slightly browned, hardly soiled; some plates outside with vertical creases, but a nice copy). - Teils leicht berieben, Ecken etwas bestoßen; nur vereinzelt gering fleckig oder gebräunt, einzelne Tafeln außen mit Quetschfalten. Schönes, sauberes Exemplar in seltener Vollständigkeit mit dem Tafelband, dekorativ gebunden. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM EDMUND PENDLETON TO HIS AGENT, COL. WILLIAM PRESTON, REGARDING A SALE OF PENDLETON'S LANDS]

      Caroline, Va. Nov. 16, 1778.. [2]pp. plus integral address leaf. 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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        Histoire philosophique et politique des etablissemens et du commerce des europÚens dans les deux Indes : En sept tomes - (Complete in 7 volumes)

      A Paris : Chez Lacombe ... M.DCC.LXXVIII, 1778. 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. 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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        The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

      London: Printed for W. Strahan; and T. Cadell, in the Strand, 1778-1778. Quarto, 6 volumes. Mixed early editions. Volume I is a third edition, volumes II and III are editions, volumes IV, V, and VI are first editions. Bound in full calf; rebacked preserving much of the backstrips; black morocco spine labels; gilt tooling to the spine. In very good condition. This masterpiece of historical penetration and literary style has remained one of the ageless historical works… Gibbon brought a width of vision and a critical mastery of the available sources which have not been equalled to this day; and the result was clothed in inimitable prose" (PMM 222). "For 22 years Gibbon was a prodigy of steady and arduous application. His investigations extended over almost the whole range of intellectual activity for nearly 1500 years. And so thorough were his methods that the laborious investigations of German scholarship, the keen criticisms of theological zeal, and the steady researches of (two) centuries have brought to light very few important errors in the results of his labors. But it is not merely the learning of his work, learned as it is, that gives it character as a history. It is also that ingenious skill by which the vast erudition, the boundless range, the infinite variety, and the gorgeous magnificence of the details are all wrought together in a symmetrical whole. It is still entitled to be esteemed as the greatest historical work ever written" (Adams, Manual of Historical Literature, 146-7).

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        Venus dans le cloitre, ou la religieuse en chemise. Nouvelle edition. Rome, Jean-Francois-Petit-Pain-Mollet, 1778.

      - Gebonden in half leren band uit de tijd, 8+132 pag. Geillustreerd met gegraveerde titel en 2 gegraveerde platen (met een lesbische en een sadomasochistische voorstelling). Deze editie niet in Worldcat. Cf Kearney 196-204; Rose 1474-1481; Gay Lemonnyer III pag. 1312-1313; Bibl. Arcana 392. Prototype van een anti-papistische roman in de vorm van een dialoog tussen nonnen die tegelijk prostituee zijn. Pornografisch qua inhoud, met name sado-masochistisch. Het boek verscheen in de 18e eeuw zowel in Engelse als in Franse edities, maar deze editie uit 1778 is onvindbaar.

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        BENJAMIN FRANKLIN. NÉ À BOSTON, DANS LA NOUVELLE ANGLETERRE LE 17 JANVIER 1706 [caption title].

      [Augsburg: Johann Martin Will, ca. 1778]. - Mezzotint portrait, 13 3/4 x 10 1/4 inches. Trimmed, but not too closely. Small closed tear at top edge of image, barely perceptible. Quite clean. Very good. Portrait of Benjamin Franklin engraved by Johann Martin Will after the original image by Charles-Nicolas Cochin. The portrait shows Franklin standing, wearing a fur hat and spectacles, facing right in three- quarter length profile. In his right hand he holds a folded sheet of paper, while his left hand rests atop another folded sheet on a table; an ink stand, quill and pen knife are also present, along with wax and a seal. The original engraving by Cochin merely shows Franklin's head, topped with his famous fur hat, but many imitators embraced this image after its initial publication. Franklin's portrait was created upon his arrival in France as a commissioner from the newly independent United States. Sellers says of the image, "Because of it, the sensational fact of Franklin's arrival in France and the sensational costume which so effectively dramatized his role as envoy from the New World to the Old reached every part of Europe, creating an image of tremendous value to Franklin's purpose." A nice variant of this iconic and historically important image. SELLERS, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN IN PORTRAITURE, pp.227-231.

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        REGLAMENTO y Aranceles Reales para el Comercio Libre de España a Indias de 12 de octubre de 1778. Madrid, en la Imprenta de Pedro Marin, 1778. RELIÉ AVEC (à la suite): 2). REAL DECRETO de diez y seis de Marzo de 1778. Por el que habilita S.M. el Puerto de los Alfaques de Tortosa, y el de Almería, para el Comercio libre à Indias, bajo los mismos terminos y circunstancias que los demàas comprehendidos en el de dos de Febrero del mismo año. En Madrid, en la Imprenta de Pedro Marin, 1778. 3). ARANCEL de los derechos que S.M. señala a los escribanos de registros en los puertos de Indias para las embarcaciones del Comercio libre, y las que hacen el interior de unos Puertos à otros en los Mares del Norte, y Sur de la America. En Madrid, en la impr

      - Ensemble 4 ouvrages en 1 volume in-folio. 1). 2ff. 19pp. 262pp. 2). 3ff. (1f.blanc). 3). 4ff. 4). 4ff. Plein veau marbré, guirlande dorée encadrant les plats, dos lisse orné (reliure espagnole de l'époque). Important recueil de 4 pièces publiées séparément sur la libéralisation du commerce de l'Espagne avec l'Amérique. Il contient en tête le grand 'Reglamento' de 1778, fleuron des réformes économiques de Carlos III, qui levait la restriction du commerce des ports espagnols avec l'Amérique. L'ouvrage contenait notamment de nombreuses informations sur le commerce et le tarif des biens espagnols et américains, avec des indications sur les ports, le transport maritime, les concessions faites à la Louisiane, etc. A la suite du 'Reglamento' se trouvent 3 textes de loi qui en complétaient certains aspects en étendant la liberté du commerce aux ports de Alfaques de Tortosa et Almería, en fixant le tarif des écritures douanières et en incluant différents ports d'Amérique du Sud. Intéressant exemplaire paraphé, avec le feuillet ajouté du blason de Carlos III qui ne figure pas dans tous les exemplaires, et portant l'inscription manuscrite suivante: "De la mesa de la Razón". 1). Palau, 255843. Sabin, 68890. Medina, 4845. 2). Medina, 4844. 3). Medina, 4833. 4). Pas dans Medina. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Schauplatz des Baierischen Erbfolgskrieges oder Historische und Geographische Beyträge zur Geschichte des Krieges, welcher nach Ableben des Churfürsten Maximilian Josephs von Baiern über den Besitz seiner Länder entstanden ist. 6 Tle. in 1 Bd.,

      Leipzig, Breitkopf, 1778-1779. - 4°. Mit 22 (von 25) alt kolor. gestoch. Karten, 5 Holzschnitt-Tafeln mit Truppenkolorit und 1 gefalt. Kartenlegende. Einzige Ausgabe der zeitgenössischen Kriegsgeschichte. - Ohne die Karte in Tl. 1 und zwei Karten in Tl. 2. - "Sehr selten" (Lentner 5681; nur 2 Tle.). Pohler II, 94. Holzmann/Bohatta IV, 898. - Titel alt gestempelt. Gutes, weitgehend fleckenfreies Exemplar. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 1200 Pp. d. Zt. mit Rsch. (etwas berieben, fleckig).

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        Schauplatz des Baierischen Erbfolgskrieges oder Historische und Geographische Beyträge zur Geschichte des Krieges, welcher nach Ableben des Churfürsten Maximilian Josephs von Baiern über den Besitz seiner Länder entstanden ist. 6 Tle. in 1 Bd.

      Leipzig, Breitkopf, 1778-1779.. 4°. Mit 22 (von 25) alt kolor. gestoch. Karten, 5 Holzschnitt-Tafeln mit Truppenkolorit und 1 gefalt. Kartenlegende. Pp. d. Zt. mit Rsch. (etwas berieben, fleckig).. Einzige Ausgabe der zeitgenössischen Kriegsgeschichte. - Ohne die Karte in Tl. 1 und zwei Karten in Tl. 2. - "Sehr selten" (Lentner 5681; nur 2 Tle.). Pohler II, 94. Holzmann/Bohatta IV, 898. - Titel alt gestempelt. Gutes, weitgehend fleckenfreies Exemplar.

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        Sammlung der Poetischen und Prosaischen Schriften ausländischer schöner Geister. Die Schriften des Wilhelm[sic!] Shakespear[sic!]. Wilhelm[sic!] Shakespears Schauspiele. Von Joh.[ann] Joach.[im] Eschenburg, Professor am Kollegio Karolino in Braunschweig. Neue verbesserte Auflage [von Gabriel Eckert]. Erster Band [bis Fünfter Band (- Zwanzigster Band)]. Mit Allerhöchstem kaiserlichen Privilegio, und Hoher obrigkeitlicher Erlaubniß. Straßburg, bey Franz Levrault; der königlichen Intendanz und bischöf. Universit. Buchdr. 1778 [(-1780). Band 6 fehlt Titelblatt, Band 7: Straßburg, Levrault 1779, Band 8: Mit allerhöchstem kaiserlichen Privilegio. Mannheim, 1778, Band 9: dito, 1779. Band 10: Straßburg, Levrault 1778, Band 11 fehlt Titelblatt, Band 12: dito, 1779, Band 13: Mannheim 1779, Band 14: Straßburg, Levrault 1779, Bände 15, 16, 17, 18 und 19 : Mannheim, 1779, Band 20: Mannheim, 1780]. Angebunden an den 20. Band: Gabriel Eckert der kuhrfürstlichen Herren Edelknaben in Mannheim Professor an das gelehrte Publikum wegen der Mannheimer Herausgabe der Werke Shakespeares. Mannheim, 1780. VIII; 128 Seiten. Mit einem von E. Verelst gestochenen Portrait Shakespeares in Band I.

      [Mannheim], Gegel 1778.. Zehn zeitgenössische, auf den Rücken reich vergoldete Halblederbände über fünf Bünden, mit je zwei verschiedenfarbigen Rückenschildern, Lederecken und allseitigem Rotschnitt. (16,8 x 11,5 cm) Kl.8°.. Blinn/ Schmidt I, C 40(*). Ebisch/ Schücking 159 ("The Strassburg-Mannheim reprint"). Goedecke IV, 672, 10. Meyen 78 - 82, 92 - 97 und 104, 147 und 148 fehlen. Ein individuell zusammengestellter, überwiegend "Mannheimer Shakespeare" Einheitlich gebundene Reihe der mit verschiedenen Erscheinungsangaben versehenen, meist ersten Auflagen der Bände 1 - 20 der insgesamt 22 Bände umfassenden und vom Mannheimer Professor Gabriel Eckert bearbeiteten und verbesserten Neuauflage der ursprünglich in Zürich erschienenen Eschenburgschen, einer erweiterten Neuübersetzung der Wielandschen Ausgabe. Mit Alters- und Gebrauchssuren, Gelenke und Kapitale berieben und bestoßen, einige Gelenke eingerissen und alt "restauriert" (= mit Lederstreifen überklebt), dennoch sehr dekorative Reihe. Offensichtlich wurden die Bände vor dem zeitgenössischen Binden als Einzelbände gekauft und so wie vorliegend zusammengebunden, darauf verweisen die unterschiedlichen Besitzereinträge ("... Blanck" auf dem Innendeckel des ersten Bandes und "Joseph Mayer" auf den Schmutztiteln der meisten Bände) und die fehlenden, bzw. "falschen" Titelblätter, Band 6 beginnt ohne Titelblatt mit dem "Koriolanus" auf Seite 157, es folgt "Julius Cäsar". Als "Titelblatt" für den elften Band dient das des zehnten Bandes der Zürcher Ausgabe, dessen Text hier verwendet wird, also inhaltlich nichts fehlend, eigentlich nur der Inhalt der Bände 6 und 11 vertauscht, der scheinbar fehlende Teil mit "Titus Andronikus" befindet sich im 8. Band. Auf Seite 414, der letzten des dreizehnten Bandes, sowie den letzten Seiten der jeweiligen Folgebände gibt sich auch der Drucker zu erkennen; "Frankenthal, gedruckt bey Ludwig Bernhard Friedrich Gegel, kurpfälz. privilegirten Buchdruckern." Jeweils mit einer Holzschnitt-Titelvignette geziert. Innen mit alterbedingten Spuren, da auch an der Papierqualität gespart wurde, lagenweise teils stärker gebräunt. Zu den "fehlenden" Bänden: Der 21. Band von 1783 aus Mannheim enthält den "Perikles. Prinz von Thyrus", sowie "Ein Trauerspiel in Yorkshire". Der ebenfalls 1783 erschienene 22. Band beginnt mit dem Schauspiel "Der Londonsche Verschwender", gefolgt vom Trauerspiel "Lokrin", dann "Sir John Oldcastle" und "Leben und Tod Thomas Lord Cromwell's", sowie der "Puritanerinn". Der auch unserer Ausgabe nicht beigegebene und meist fehlende Doppelband enthält nur apokryphe Texte und ist ein unberechtigter Nachdruck von Ludwig Tiecks Band "Alt-Englisches Theater" mit zeitgenössischen Stücken die nicht von Shakespeare stammen, ihm aber zeitweilig zugeschrieben worden waren. Die vorhandenen 20 Bände enthalten den Shakespeare-Kanon der Stücke in einer stark überarbeiteten und nicht autorisierten Neuausgabe der Wieland-Eschenburg'schen Übersetzungen, die 1775 - 1782 in Zürich erschienen waren. Der Herausgeber Eckert rechtfertigt die Neuausgabe sowohl in seinem "Vorbericht und Verbesserungen zu der neuen Auflage" im ersten Band zunächst noch anonym, in seinem Vorbericht zu Band XX mit zahlreichen Korrekturen an Eschenburgs Übersetzungen nennt er dann seinen Namen. Zum Hintergrund des Gelehrtenstreites vergl. Fritz Meyen (1957): "JOHANN JOACHIM ESCHENBURG 1743 - 1820 Professor am Collegium Carolinum zu Braunschweig Kurzer Abriß seines Lebens und Schaffens nebst Bibliographie", S. 85 f: "... 78 SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM: Willhelm Shakespears Schauspiele von Joh[ann] Joach[im] Eschenburg. Neue verb. Aufl. Mit Allerhöchstem Kaiserlichen Privilegio und Hoher obrigkeitlicher Erlaubniss. Bd 1 - 3. - Strassburg: Levrault 1778. 15 Bl., 338 S.; 390 S.; 384 S. 8°. Nachdruck. 79 SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM: Willhelm Shakespears Schauspiele. Neue verb. Aufl. Mit Allerhöchsten Kaiserlichen Privilegio und Hoher obrigkeitlicher Erlaubniss. Bd 4. 5. - Strassburg: Levrault 1778. 428 S.; 367 S. 8°. Nachdruck. 80 SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM: Willhelm Shakespears Schauspiele. Neue verb. Aufl. Mit Allerhöchstem Kaiserlichen Privilegio. Bd 6. - Mannheim, u. Strassburg 1778. 419 S. 8°. Nachdruck. 81 SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM: Willhelm Shakespears Schauspiele. Neue verb. Aufl. Mit allerhöchstem Kaiserlichen Privilegio. Bd 8. - Mannheim 1778. 462 S. 8°. Nachdruck. 82 SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM: Willhelm Shakespears Schauspiele. Neue verb. Aufl. Mit Allerhöchstem Kaiserlichen Privilegio und Hoher obrigkeitlicher Erlaubniss. Bd 10. - Strassburg: Levrault 1778. 382 S. 8°. Nachdruck. 91 SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM: Willhelm Shakespears Schauspiele, Neue verb. Aufl. Mit Allerhöchstern Kaiserlidren Privilegio und Hoher obrigkeitlicher Erlaubniss. Bd 7. - Strassburg: Levrault 1779. 346 S. 8°. Nachdruck. 92 SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM: Willhelm Shakespears Schauspiele, Neue verb. Aufl. Mit allerhöchstem Kaiserlichen Privilegio. Bd 9. 11. - Mannheim 1779. 414 S., 379 S. 8°. Nachdruck. 93 SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM: Willhelm Shakespears Schauspiele. Neue verb. Aufl. Mit Allerhöchstem Kaiserlichen Privilegio und Hoher obrigkeitlicher Erlaubniss. [Nebst] Kritischer Anhang zum zwölften Bande des Deutschen Shakespear. Bd 12. - Straßburg: Levrault 1779. 189 S., 48 Bl. 8°. Nachdruck. 94 SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM: Willhelm Shakespears Schauspiele. Neue verb. Aufl. Mit allerhöchstem Kaiserlidren Privilegio. Bd 13. - Mannheim 1779. 414 S. 8°. Nachdruck. 95 SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM: Wilhelm Shakespears Schauspiele. Mit allerhöchstem kaiserl, Privilegio. Neue verb. Aufl. Bd 13. - Mannheim 1779. 414 S. 8°. Titelauflage des Nachdrucks. 96 SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM: Willhelm Shakespears Schauspiele. Neue verb. Aufl. Mit Allerhöchstern Kaiserlichen Privilegio und Hoher obrigkeitlicher Erlaubniss. Bd 14. - Strassburg: Levrault 1779. 256 S. 8°. Nachdruck. 97 SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM: Willhelm Shakespears Schauspiele. Neue verb. Aufl. Mit allerhöchstem Kaiserlichen Privilegio. Bd 15 - 19. - Mannheim 1779. 336 S.; 397 S.; 380 S.; 398 S.; 384 S. 8°. Nachdruck. 103 SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM: Willhelm Shakespears Schauspiele. Von Joh[ann] Joach[im] Eschenburg. Mit Allerhöchstem kaiserlichen Privilegio. Neue verbesserte Aufl. Bd 1. - Mannheim 1780. 11 Bl., 338 S. 8°. Titelauflage des Nachdrucks. 104 SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM: Willhelm Shakespears Schauspiele. Neue verb. Aufl. Mit allerhöchstem Kaiserlichen Privilegio. Bd 20. [Angebunden:] Gabriel Eckert der kuhrfürstlichen Herren Edelknaben in Mannheim Professor an das gelehrte Publikum wegen der Mannheimer Herausgabe der Werke Shakespeares. - Mannheim 1780. 262 S.; VIII, 128 S. 80. Nachdruck. 147 SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM: Wilhelm Shakespears Schauspiele. Neue verb. Aufl. Mit allerhöchstem Kaiserlichen Privilegio. Bd 21. [Nebst] Auf Herrn Eschenburgs Vorrede zum Dreyzehnten Bande seiner äußerst fehlerhaften Uebersetzung der Werke Shakespears, in Zürich von Hrn Orell Gessner und Füssly verlegt ([von Gabriel] Eckert). Dar. 1. Merz 1783 [und] Kritischer Anhang ueber das Trauerspiel in Yorkshire. - Mannheim 1783. 24 S.; 202 S.; 6 S. 8°. Nachdruck. 148 SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM: Willhelm Shakespears Schauspiele. Neue verb. Aufl. Mit allerhöchstem Kaiserlichen Privilegio, Bd 22. - Mannheim 1783. 288 S. 8°. Nachdruck. Sowie im Text Seite 36 - 44: "ESCHENBURG verglich WIELANDS Text mit dem Original "Periode für Periode, Glied für Glied, Wort für Wort", verbesserte Fehler, füllte Lücken aus und übersetzte erstmals vierzehn Stücke, die in WIELANDS Ausgabe fehlten. Hierbei mußte er "in einer so schwierigen Arbeit, ohne Vorgänger, ohne hinlänglichen Vorrath an Hülfsmitteln und Erklärungen" ans Werk gehen. Doch stand ihm die wesentlich verbesserte SHAKESPEARE-Ausgabe von SAMUEL ]OHNSON und GEORGE STEVENS zur Verfügung, die inzwischen - 1773 - erschienen war. Dankbar nahm er die freundschaftliche Hilfe "des ersten und größten Kenners der englischen Sprache unter den Deutschen", ]OHANN ARNOLD EBERT, gleich ihm Professor am Collegium Carolinum, an, mit dem er jedes Stück genau durchging, ehe er es zum Druck beförderte. Daß er daneben Rat und Anregung von LESSING einholte, ist nicht erwiesen, bei dem freundschaftlichen Verhältnis, in dem die beiden Männer zueinander standen, aber ...

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        Olla Potrida. 1778-1785. 8 Jahrgänge. (Hrsg. von Heinrich August Ottokar Reichard u. a.). 8 Bände. Mit 32 gestoch. Titelvignetten und gefalt. Musikbeilage. Gr.-8°. Halblederbde d. Z. mit Rückenschild und Rückenvergoldung (berieben und teils abgerieben). Marmorpapiervorsätze.

      Berlin, Wever, 1778-1785.. . Die ersten acht Jahrgänge, die wichtigsten der von 1778 bis 1797 erschienenen Vierteljahrschrift. Das Unterhaltungsjournal 'Olla Podrida' (auf Deutsch etwa 'Buntes Allerlei') bot seinen Lesern eine Mischung aus lyrischen, dramatischen, historischen und naturgeschichtlichen Beiträgen, die durch Briefauszüge, biographische Skizzen und Anekdoten ergänzt wurden. Enthält Beiträge wie 'Ueber die Tonkunst', 'Skizzen aus der Geschichte der teutschen Dichtkunst', 'Nachrichten von den amerikanischen Indianern', 'Fragmente über den Buchhandel', 'Moden, Luxus und Kleidung der Damen in Peru, besonders zu Lima', 'Von der Beschneidung und dem Walfischfang bey den Madagaskarern', 'Treue und Wankelmuth, oder geheime Geschichte der Liebschaften Heinrichs IV.', 'Ueber den Ursprung des Worts: Roman', 'Bittschrift eines Frauenzimmers', über Büchernachdruck, Tiersprache, die Wiedertäufer, Tod Rousseaus, portugiesische Dichter, Inquisition in Portugal und Spanien, Mythologie, Gedichte und 'Miscellanien'. Auf den Titelvignetten die hübschen Porträts von Goethe, Lenz, Klopstock, Franklin, Bayle, Nostradamus, d'Alembert, Dorat, Rousseau, Raynal, Adelung, Semler, Bodmer, Campe, Büsching, Mendelssohn, J. R. Forster, Wieland, Ramler, Wezel, Moritz, Nicolai u. a. - Titel mit kl. gekröntem Monogrammstempel. Etwas gebräunt. - Diesch 885. Kirchner 5511. Nicht bei Sabin.

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        BENJAMIN FRANKLIN. NÉ À BOSTON, DANS LA NOUVELLE ANGLETERRE LE 17 JANVIER 1706 [caption title]

      [Augsburg: Johann Martin Will, ca. 1778].. Mezzotint portrait, 13 3/4 x 10 1/4 inches. Trimmed, but not too closely. Small closed tear at top edge of image, barely perceptible. Quite clean. Very good. Portrait of Benjamin Franklin engraved by Johann Martin Will after the original image by Charles-Nicolas Cochin. The portrait shows Franklin standing, wearing a fur hat and spectacles, facing right in three- quarter length profile. In his right hand he holds a folded sheet of paper, while his left hand rests atop another folded sheet on a table; an ink stand, quill, and pen knife are also present, along with wax and a seal. The original engraving by Cochin merely shows Franklin's head, topped with his famous fur hat, but many imitators embraced this image after its initial publication. Franklin's portrait was created upon his arrival in France as a commissioner from the newly independent United States. Sellers says of the image: "Because of it, the sensational fact of Franklin's arrival in France and the sensational costume which so effectively dramatized his role as envoy from the New World to the Old reached every part of Europe, creating an image of tremendous value to Franklin's purpose." A fine variant of this iconic and historically important image. SELLERS, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN IN PORTRAITURE, pp.227-31.

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        Blick in einen Hausflur mit spielendem Mädchen und einer Magd, die, einen Eimer tragend, aus der Türe tritt.

      - Feder in Rotbraun, grau laviert, auf Bütten mit Wasserzeichen: J Honig & Zoonen, rechts unten signiert „G G Haanen". 29,8:23,5 cm. Am Oberrand eine alte Hinterklebung, mit leichten Restaurierungen in den unteren Ecken. Georg Gillis erhielt seine erste künstlerische Unterweisung durch seinen Vater Casparis van Haanen (1778-1849), anschließend war er Schüler des Utrechter Landschaftsmalers B. van Straaten (1786-1870). Van Haanen unternahm zahlreiche Reisen. Ab 1840 lebte er in Wien, zwischen 1850 und 1865 auch in Köln. Der Künstler malte meist Innenräume mit Beleuchtungseffekten und Mondlandschaften.

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

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

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        The Annual Register. Or, A View of the History, Politicks, and Literature. For the Year 1777

      London: Printed for J. Dodsley, Pall Mall [1778]., 1778. FIRST EDITION. Contemporary full calf with gilt border to covers, twin red and green title labels (nineteenth century respine), combed marble endpapers. Internally clean. Some general scuffing to binding. Very good. The twentieth volume of the series; a most important year. The idea of this annual was that of Edmund Burke, one of the major British Statesmen of the late 18th century. The Register was the most important factual magazine of its time, giving in-depth coverage of political and social events, plus reviews of important literary publications, and is today an invaluable account of American history of the time. This volume includes, within the 'History' section, 'Retrospective view of American Affairs in the year 1776', plus detailed accounts of key episodes within the War of Independence including 'State of the American Force', 'General Lee Taken', 'Critical State of Pennsylvania' Washington attacks Col.Mawhood near Princetown, 'Americans over-run thew Jerseys', British forces keep Brunswick and Amboy'., and 'Indian War'.The 'Chronicle' section reprints correspondence between Lord Howe and Dr.Franklin and the 'State Papers' includes John Hancock's 'American Oath of Allegiance'. Among the literary and scientific articles are 'Extracts from the Life of David Hume', 'Account of the Savage Tribes of America' (Robertson), Extracts from Cook's Voyage including the existence of a southern continent, and an account of poisonous fish in the South Seas, extracts from Evelyn's Sylva, 'On the Origin of the Name of Old Nick', Poems by Dr.Johnson, Garrick and Sheridan, plus book reviews of Robertson's History of America, and Capt. Cook's Voyage to the South Pole.

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        The life and exploits of the ingenious gentleman Don Quixote, de la Mancha

      London: printed for F. Newbery,, 1778. With the humorous conceits of his facetious squire Sancho Panca. Abridged. Duodecimo (176 × 98 mm). Contemporary unlettered sheep, gilt bands either side of gilt rules. Engraved frontispiece by Royce, 5 engraved plates. Spine chipped at foot exposing headband, joints cracked but held firm by cords, light waterstain at upper outer corner, most visible at beginning of text, still a good, honest copy in its first binding. First edition thus, an abridgement of the classic novel for a younger readership.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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