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        Flußbiegung mit links aufragenden Felswänden und zwei großen Laubbäumen rechts, mit figürlicher Staffage.

      - Feder in Grau und Braun, braun und grau laviert, auf Bütten. 22,7:32,8 cm. Mit vereinzelten Stockflecken. Vergleichsliteratur: U. Martens, Landschaftszeichnungen von Emanuel Steiner (1778-1831), in: Zeitschrift für Schweizerische Archäologie und Kunstgeschichte, Bd. 31, 1974, Abb. 9, 10, 17 und 18. Steiner war Schüler von Johann Rudolph Schellenberg (1740-1806), bildete sich 1796-1798 bei dem ebenfalls aus Winterthur stammenden Maler Anton Graff (1736-1813) in Dresden weiter, hielt sich 1803/04 in Rom auf und noch 1804 in Paris. Als Radierer war er Schüler von Georg Christoph Friedrich Oberkogler (1774-1856) in Zürich. Seine Kupferstichsammlung bildet den Grundstock der Sammlung des Graphischen Kabinetts in Winterthur, und bewahrt von ihm selbst zwei Ölgemälde sowie Hunderte von Aquarellen und Zeichnungen.

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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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, 1778. 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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Pensées sur la Tactique, et la Stratégique, Ou vrais principes de la science militaire par le marquis de Silva, officier dans l'état major de l'armée du Roi de Sardaigne / Resp. Considérations sur la guerre de 1769 entre les Russes et les Turcs, Ecrites partie au mois d'octobre, & [et] partie au mois de décembre de cette même année. Nouvelle Edition corrigée, & augmentée de plusieurs notes historiques?.

      Turin [Torino], De l'Imprimerie Royale 1778. - (Zweite umgearbeitete u. erweiterte Auflage). 2 parties en 1 vol. 4° (26.5 x 20.5 cm). 7 Bll., 359+1, 2 Bll., 55+1 SS. Gest. Titelvignette (imperiales Monogrammsignet ?VA? für Victor Amadeus III. [Vittorio Amadeo] in ovaler Kartusche beseitet von Adler und Trophäen), 30 gest Falttafeln i. Anhang / planches gravées / tavole incis. (resp. ripieg. / in rame; cpl.). HLdr. d.Zt. (min. bestossen, Deckel etwas berieben) mit Deckelbezug in gesprenkeltem Kleisterpapier u. mont. Rückenschild. Seiten unterschiedlich leicht gebräunt, nur vereinzelt min. (stock-) fleckig. Letzte Karte (Dnjestr) im Kopf beschnitten mit etwas Titelverlust. Etwas Alters-, Lagerungs- u. Dislokations-, weniger eigentliche Gebrauchsspuren, div. hs. Nummern a. Vorsatzspiegel, Vortitel u. Titel, mehrf. ident. gestempelt (österr. Militärbibliothek). Gesamthaft weitestgehend sauberes, recht gutes Exemplar. OPAC SBN: IT\ICCU\TO0E\068732; BNF (no. FRBNF31367215); vgl. reader digitale-sammlungen de (online). - Stempel (auch alle Tfn. verso) ?Bibliothek K. K. Marine? - Die ?Pensées? erstmals 1768 (Paris, Charles Antoine Jombert libraire du Roi pour le génie & l'artillerie. 294 SS., 12 Tfn.; vgl. OPAC SBN). Deutsche Übersetzung 1780 unter dem Titel ?Gedanken über die Taktik und Strategik, oder wahre Grundsätze der Kriegswissenschaft? (Breslau, Korn; vgl. u.a. SUDOC u. VK GBV). Die ?Considérations? erschienen separat erstmals anonym 1773 (Turin, Les frères Reycends, 85 SS., 3 Tfn.; vgl. Barbier 2790 u. RERO Nr. R003968875 für Réseau vaudois). - In den hier in völlig um- und überarbeiter Form als massgeblicher Ausgabe vorliegenden ?Pensées? präsentiert der Autor seine revidierten und erweiterten Ansichten zur militärischen Strategie und Taktik (?La Stratégie est proprement la science du Général. Elle enseigne à former les projets des opérations, & à bien employer & combiner tous les moyens que lui fournissent les différentes branches de la Tactique?; Avertissement), was er mit den gewonnenen Erfahrungen, Einsichten und Erkenntnissen begründet, die er seit der ersten Publikation (?nullement faites pour être publiées?) gesammelt habe: ?J?ai eu d?ailleurs le tems de recueillir les voix des militaires éclairés, & de savoir ce qu?ils approuvaient ou désapprouvaient dans mon livre; & j?ai en conséquence jugé nécessaire de refondre, pour ainsi dire, l?ouvrage d?une maniere qui pût être agréable & utile à ceux qui s?intéressèrent aux progrès d?une science qui est la seule aujoud?hui, dont les principes trouvent la plus grande peine à s?établir.? (ibid.). - Die Tafeln zeigen Truppenordnungen u. -Aufstellungen, Exerzierübungen und Manövrierbewegungen, Schlachtpläne (Maxen November 1759, Prag Mai 1757, Kolin [?Kollin?] Juni 1757, Leuthen Dezember 1757, Süptitz od. Torgau November 1760, Breslau Nov. 1757, Hochkirch Oktober 1758, Liegnitz [?Lignitz?] od. Panten August 1760), sowie eine Teilkarte des westlichen Piemont (umfassend Ivrea im N, den Zusammenfluss von Dora Baltea und Po O, Turin SSW und Novara W) und eine Karte des Gebietes nördlich des Dnjestr und westlich des Bug [?Bog?] in der Ukraine. - Die ?Considérations? zum Russisch-Türkischen Krieg von 1768-1774 (Russisch-Osmanischer oder Russischer Türkenkrieg) erschienen hier offenbar unverändert (?peuvent reparaître avec bien plus de confiance, & mériter plus d?attention, après avoir été justifiées par l?évenement?; Avertissement aux Considérations). Österreich hatte sich mit der Türkei gegen die russische Besetzung der Moldau und Walachei verbündet (Kinder/Hilgemann, Atlas zur Weltgeschichte, 1, 2. Aufl. 1982, p. 285). Russland konnte jedoch seine Politik der West-Expansion erfolgreich gestalten durch die drei Polnischen Teilungen von 1792, 1793 u. 1795, die Angliederung von Kurland und die Eroberungen in den Türkenkriegen von 1771 ff. und 1787 ff., ?die Russland die ganze Schwarzmeerküste bis zum Dnjestr einbrachten? (Rössler/Franz, Sachwörterbuch zur Deutschen Geschichte, 1958, p. 1079; zu den sog. Türkenkriegen von 1526 bis 1 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Franz Kühne Antiquariat und Kunsthandel]
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        Commentarius ad Pandectas. In quo praeter Romani Juris principia ac controversias illustriores Jus etiam hodiernum & praecipuae Fori Quaestiones excutiuntur. Editio ultima accuratior.

      apud Fratres De Tournes, Coloniae Allobrogum 1778 - Tagli spruzzati. Margine superiore ridotto. Testatine finalini capilettera ornati. (16) + 792 978 + (158) p. 2 voll 360x230 mm m.perg. con angoli tass. e fregi oro sul dorso

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Giulio Cesare]
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        A NEW MAP OF THE WESTERN PARTS OF VIRGINIA, PENNSYLVANIA, MARYLAND AND NORTH CAROLINA; COMPREHENDING THE RIVER OHIO, AND THE RIVERS, WHICH FALL INTO IT; PART OF THE RIVER MISSISSIPPI, THE WHOLE OF THE ILLINOIS, LAKE ERIE; PART OF LAKE HURON, MICHIGAN &c. AND ALL THE COUNTRY BORDERING ON THESE LAKES AND RIVERS

      London, 1778. four joined sheets, with bright period outline wash color. A little browning at joints. Library stamp of "Depot de la Marine" at lower right. Docketed on verso: "N° 128. de la boite / n° 29." / "Virginie, Pennsylvanie / &c. / Par Thos. Hutchins. / 1778. (En Anglais.)." Overall a fine copy. Accompanied by the text of Hutchins' work (see description below). Framed. A remarkable work of American cartography, being both the first true general map of the American Midwest and the first meaningful large-scale depiction of the trans- Appalachian Country. This great map extends from western New York in the northeast, Cape Fear in the southeast, the Wisconsin River in the northwest, to the Arkansas River in the southwest. Thomas Hutchins was a seminal figure in the surveying and mapping of the United States. He began his career as a topographical engineer for the British Army during the French and Indian War. From 1758 to 1777 he served in the newly acquired Ohio Valley, designing the fortifications at Fort Pitt in 1763. In the following year he accompanied Bouquet on his expedition against the western Indians. The result was his map of the country on the Ohio and Muskingum rivers, published in London in 1766. Hutchins was a member of the exploring party sent down the Ohio Valley in 1766 to investigate the territory recently acquired from France, and on this occasion he conducted "the first accurate map, or more properly, hydrographic survey [of the Ohio River]" (Brown). Hutchins was stationed at Fort Chartres on the Illinois bank of the Mississippi from 1768 to 1770. He subsequently went to England, where he compiled this great map from his exhaustive personal surveys, and information gathered from many sources. The depiction of the Ohio immediately below Fort Pitt, for example, seems to be based on a manuscript by John Montresor. Brown notes that its publication in 1778 represented "the culmination of a long career as an engineer and mapmaker in the wilderness of North America." Hutchins returned to America in 1781 and was appointed "Geographer to the United States" by Congress. In 1783 he was a member of the commission that surveyed the Mason- Dixon Line, and in 1785 was appointed by Congress to the commission that surveyed the New York-Massachusetts boundary. Under the Ordinance of 1785 he was placed in charge of the surveying of the public lands in the Northwest Territory. He died in 1789, shortly after completing the survey of the "Seven Ranges" in Ohio. Hutchins is frequently credited with establishing the excellent system under which all of the public lands of the United States were subsequently surveyed and divided into townships, ranges, and sections. His 1778 map was the foundation document for the mapping of the Ohio Valley in the late 18th century. The depiction of the trans-Appalachian region on Thomas Jefferson's famous map in his NOTES ON THE STATE OF VIRGINIA (1787), for example, was taken directly from Hutchins. The map shows the western claims of Virginia and North Carolina based upon their 17th-century royal charters. It is filled with exhaustive data throughout, with a fascinating series of notes or "legends" interspersed among the geographical details. "Illinois Country" is shown between the Illinois and Wabash rivers. Among its other important details, Hutchins' map is one of the only printed maps of the period to show the proposed new colony of Vandalia (here "Indiana"), which was projected to occupy a large portion of the present state of West Virginia. This copy of the map is accompanied by Hutchins' text: A TOPOGRAPHICAL DESCRIPTION OF VIRGINIA, PENNSYLVANIA, MARYLAND, AND NORTH CAROLINA, COMPREHENDING THE RIVERS OHIO, KENHAWA, SIOTO, CHEROKEE, WABASH, ILLINOIS, MISSISSIPPI, &c.... London. 1778. [2],ii,67pp. plus two folding maps and folding table. Bound in half calf and marbled paper boards. Ex-lib. with perforated stamp on titlepage and a few other minor library marks. The text is here in the first edition, second state, with errors corrected on the titlepage and in the text, and no errata leaf. Of the text Streeter writes: "Hutchins' work is one of the most valuable sources on the West during the British period. It is of particular interest for the Illinois country. The appended journal by Captain Kennedy describes his voyage up the Illinois River to its headwaters during July and August of 1773." Hutchins was the most accomplished geographer in America at the time, and his exact description of the regions west of the Alleghenies was the best available at the time of the Revolution. "[B]y far the best map of the west printed to that time" - Streeter. "The best [colonial] map of the region south of the Great Lakes" - Cumming. A vital American map, and exceptionally rare.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Hierodiakonikon . Printed in Greek

      Venice Antonio Vortoli 1778 - Small-8vo (163x118 mm). 76 p. 2 half-page woodcuts. Some soiling. Old faint stamp on title-page. Contemporary (?) fabric binding, worn.Legrand, Bibl. hellŽnique, ou description raisonnŽe des ouvrages publiŽs par des Grecs au dixhuitime sicle . no. 918, has a similar Hierodiakonikon, but with different printers and collation (71 pages). The only copies I could trace ar Gennadius Library and Harvard/Widener Library. The Hierodiakonikon is the service book for deacons.

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        SLOVENIA / CROATIA / GEOLOGY / MOUNTAINEERING / MINEROLOGY. ORYCTOGRAPHIA CARNIOLICA, ODER PHYSICALISCHE ERDBESCHREIBUNG DES HERZOGTHUMS KRAIN, ISTRIEN, UND ZUM THEIL DER BENACHBARTER LANDER.

      - Jahr : Leipzig: Johann Gottlob Immanuel Breitkopf, 1778, 1781, 1784, 1789. Format : Quarto (18.5 x 24 cm / 7.3 x 9.5 inches) - Four volumes in one, Collation Complete: [vol. 1:] 1f. (illus. frontis), xvi, 162 (incl. 4 illus. set within text), 1 f, plus 1 large folding map; [vol. 2:] 1f. (illus. frontis), xxiii, 186 (incl. 4 illus. set within text), 1 f, plus 13 folding plates; [vol. 3:] 1f. (illus. frontis), xx, 184 (incl. 4 illus. set within text), plus 7 folding plates (including the large folding map, Mappa Litho=Hydrographica Nationis Slavicae ad occidentem Solem sitae, which is provided separately from the book; Map for vol. 4 misbound in vol. 3); [vol. 4:] 1f. (illus. frontis), xvi, 91 (incl. 5 illus. set within text), (N.B. large folding map for vol. 4 is misbound in vol. 3); Early 19th Century green mottled half calf with title and tooling in gilt (Very Good condition, some light sporadic browning to some pages, overall internally clean, separately provided map in excellent condition never folded for inclusion in the book; binding with slight wear to extremities). Zusatz: This very rare and magnificent work represents a pioneering scientific study of the most eastern and southern ranges of the Alps, being an anchor work on Slovenia, with coverage extending into Croatia, featuring numerous exquisite illustrations and three large, groundbreaking maps. Belsazar Hacquet (c. 1739 - 1815) was a Franco-Austrian physician and polymath, and one of the great intellectuals of the Enlightenment Era. The work is based on his numerous expeditions conducted while he lived in Carniola (in modern Slovenia) from 1766 to 1787. The work is a brilliant display of Hacquet’s multifaceted and ever curious mind, showcasing the natural science of the region and featuring novel observations and discoveries regarding geology, mineralogy, botany, chemistry, petrology and kartstology. Additionally, Hacquet’s enlightened and sensitive analysis of the ethnography of the Slovenian people, including the use of vernacular language on his maps, contributed to a more sophisticated academic appreciation of Slavic culture in the following generations. The work’s three large, folding maps represent critically important achievements of thematic cartography. Based on the best possible topographic templates, they each feature exceedingly detailed mineralogical information, to the extent that they are sophisticated proto-geological maps, well ahead of their time. They were highly influential to the next generation of geologists, during the first great period of geological cartography. Hacquet’s writing style, in contrast to most scientific books of the era, is engaging, lively and highly readable. Fascinating topics include Hacquet’s attempts to conquer Mount Triglav, the highest peak in the Julian Alps; his numerous impromptu scientific experiments, conducted in the field; an insider’s view of the Idrija mercury mine, profusely illustrated by amazing maps and diagrams by the mining cartographer Jožef Mrak; and a pioneering scientific analysis of the mysterious Karst region, with its enormous caves, subterranean rivers and a lake which mysteriously disappears and reappears without warning. In the context of pre-existing literature, Hacquet’s work was the natural, Enlightenment era corollary to Johann Weikhard Freiherr von Valvasor’sDie Ehre deß Hertzogthums Crain [‘The Glory of the Duchy of Carniola’] (1689), the first great analysis of the natural science and ethnography of the region. However, while Valvasor presented his, often unverified, theories to explain phenomena, Hacquet was able to offer scientific conclusions, predicated on modern knowledge and his own experiments. In terms of contemporary literature, Hacquet’s Oryctographia Carniolica is, along with the great work of his Swiss contemporary, Horace Bénédicte de Saussure’s Voyages dans les Alpes (4 vols, 1779–96), the foundational work on mountaineering and Alpine geology and mineralogy. The scientifi

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Dasa Pahor]
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        BENJAMIN FRANKLIN. NÉ À BOSTON, DANS LA NOUVELLE ANGLETERRE LE 17 JANVIER 1706 [caption title]

      [Augsburg, 1778. 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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Calendario universale ecclesiastico e civile perpetuo in cui contiensi con tutta esattezza I. Quanto ricercasi per avere in perpetuo un perfetto calendario secondo la correzione gregoriana.

      Pasquali, Venezia 1778 - In 8, pp. VIII + 255 + (1b) con tavv. astronomiche per ciascun mese dell'anno.ÂMz. pl. coeva con angoli (qualche lieve abrasione al dorso e agli angoli). Bell'esemplare stampato su carta forte di questo calendario perpetuo redatto da Fanello. 'Catalogo di libri rari e preziosi che sono vendibili nel gabinetto di Giuseppe Colbacchini',Âp. 101 'non comune'. Riccardi, Bibliotheca mathematica, p. 444. ITA

      [Bookseller: coenobium libreria antiquaria]
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        Die Kunst Sonnenuhren auf das Papier oder eine Mauer zu zeichnen. Durch Hlfe des jeglichen Orts gew"hnlichen Werkmaaáes, oder auch mittelst des Halbzirkels.

      Augsburg Verlag Matth„us Riegers sel S"hnen ; 1778 - EA; ca 17x11 cm; 45 (3) Seiten mit 7 Kupfertafeln und 7 (plus eine unnummerierte) Tabellen; Halbledereinband mit Rckenschild (Einband leicht berieben und st„rker bestoáen, an den Kapitalen oben und unten rckseitig 2 kleine Fehlstellen des Lederbezugs, Widmung auf Vorsatzblatt; sonst guter Zustand) ANGEBUNDEN: VOCH, Lukas; Untersuchung der wahren und falschen Bauberschl„gen. Nebst einer Anweisung wie sich die Bauenden dargegen sicher stellen k"nnen. Allen Bauherren gewiedmet. (EA); Augsburg, Verlag Matth„us Riegers sel. S"hnen 1778; 68 (2) Seiten. [Pl„doyer fr einen gerechten Kostenvoranschlag und eine faire Planung beim Hausbau - SELTEN) 0,000 gr. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Hilbert Kadgien]
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        MÉMOIRES DE MAXIMILIEN DE BÉTHUNE DUC DE SULLY...NOUVELLE ÉDITION, REVUE & CORRIGÉE

      Londres [but actually Paris], 1778. 12mo. Contemporary calf, spines gilt. Spines very chipped and worn, hinges cracked. Boards crudely repaired at some corners and edges. Bookplate of James Monroe in front of each volume. Some foxing and dampstaining, but generally clean internally. A good, solid set with an impeccable provenance. In two black half morocco boxes. James Monroe's copy of Sully's MÉMOIRES, which is, in fact, a very free adaptation by "M.L.D.L.D.L." (i.e. Pierre Mathurin de L'Ecluse des Loges). Jefferson and Madison both considered this book required reading for American statesmen. It was included in the list of books that Madison prepared for Congress in 1783, and was "usually included in Jefferson's lists of recommended reading" (Sowerby). Jefferson owned a copy of this same edition, one of several 18th-century reprints of a work first published in 1638, recounting the nation-building of a great French statesman. Jefferson's copy, acquired in 1788, was present when his library was acquired by the Library of Congress in 1815. James Monroe and Thomas Jefferson, who was fifteen years Monroe's senior, enjoyed a lifelong friendship from the time Monroe began his law studies with Jefferson in 1780. Both were Francophiles, and in that regard Monroe may well have surpassed his mentor. A United States minister to France from 1794 to 1796, Monroe championed the French in defiance of his mandate to promote neutrality. No doubt he embraced French history and culture with a similar though less dangerous zeal. This set of books was quite likely one of many works that Monroe acquired during his years in France (1794-97 and 1803). In fact, Monroe began acquiring French books as early as 1784, when Jefferson sold him twenty-five duplicate French titles; the list, preserved in the Jefferson Papers, does not, however, include a copy of Sully. According to the catalogue of Monroe's library reconstructed in 1967 by Gordon W. Jones, French books comprised nearly one-third of Monroe's library, which, according to Monroe's own estimate, approached nearly 3,000 volumes. Based on Monroe's own manuscript catalogue (the library sold at auction in 1849) and a small group of books retained by his descendants, Jones was able to identify a total of some 450 titles, many in multiple volumes - enough to suggest that Monroe's estimate was not exaggerated. Only a tiny portion of Monroe's extensive library has been preserved intact, and copies from the library rarely turn up on the market. As of 1967 the Monroe Memorial Library in Fredericksburg housed some twenty-eight titles in fifty volumes. These are known to have belonged to Monroe because they descended through the family; most, according to Jones, do not have Monroe's bookplate. Only two other books belonging to Monroe are located by Jones, both in the Alderman Library at the University of Virginia. Doubtless other works are scattered throughout various other public and private collections, but the general lack of a bookplate makes these nearly impossible to identify. All of which makes this 18th-century edition of a classic French historical text, complete with Monroe's bookplate in all eight volumes, a welcome artifact that exemplifies Monroe's library and evokes Thomas Jefferson's early influence on James Monroe as a book collector, and recalls the future president's experience as a young diplomat in the service of an infant republic. Several books from Monroe's library have appeared recently at auction. His copy of Necker's DE L'ADMINISTRATION DES FINANCES DE LA FRANCE, 1784, complete in three volumes with his bookplate, sold for $18,750 at Christie, Dec. 3, 2007, while a single volume of a seven-volume set of Linnaeus, also with his bookplate, sold for $12,500 at Christie's on June 12, 2008. In the December 2007 sale Jefferson's set of this same edition of Sully sold for $43,000.

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        At a General Assembly Begun and Held at the Capitol, in the City of Williamsburg, on Monday, the Fourth day of May, in the Year of Our Lord, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy Eight

      Alexander Purdie, Williamsburg 1778 - 15pp. Bound to style in antique three quarter calf and marbled boards, gilt,leather label. Moderate foxing and toning, contemporary notation on verso of last leaf Revolutionary Laws of Virginia An important and very rare revolutionary-era publication of Virginia session laws, with much content regarding the American revolutionary army. The first act seeks to raise troops for the "Grand Army" of Virginia, beginning: "Whereas it is of the greatest importance to the interest and freedom of America that a speedy reinforcement should be sent out of this commonwealth to his Excellency General Washington, to render the operations of the present campaign more decisive and honourable to the American arms." Other acts call for raising a cavalry regiment, an infantry battalion, and an important act "for recruiting the Continental Army." "The raising of a sufficient number of troops to serve in the war never ceased to be a serious problem for the Commonwealth. At this session the General Assembly passed an act to raise an additional two thousand men, inducing them to volunteer with offers of money and a complete uniform" - Berg. Very rare, with ESTC reporting only three copies: at the University of Virginia, the Library of Virginia, and Oxford University. The press would soon end in Williamsburg, as the government fled west to escape the British in 1779. Berg 264; ESTC W479278. Evans 16153; Swem 7094. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        Versuch über die Naturgeschichte des Maulwurfes und die Anwendung verschiedener Mittel ihn zu vertilgen. mit Kupfern. Durch Hrn. de la Faille, der kaiserl. franciscischen Akademie der Wißenschaften und schönen Künste zu Augsburg, der königl. und kurfürstl. Societät zu Lünneburg, der ökonomischen Gesellschaft zu Bern, . Aus dem Französischen übersetzt, und mit wichtigen Zusätzen vermehret von J. P. E. z. K. [Johann Peter Eichhof].

      in der Fleischerischen Buchhandlung, Frankfurt und Leipzig, 1778 - Frankfurt und Leipzig, in der Fleischerischen Buchhandlung 1778. 17,5 x 11 cm. [4] Bl., 102 S., 2 num., gefaltete Kupfertafeln, [1] weißes Bl. Zeitgenössisches Halbleder mit Rückentitel und dezenter Rückenvergoldung. Einband berieben. Titelblatt mit Spuren eines Stempels. Tafeln II kopfstehend eingebunden. VD18 10680527-005. Hamberger/Meusel 2, S. 172. Fromm 13726. Selten, nicht in Nissen, ZBI. Die Kupfer zeigen den "Kanadischen Maulwurf" und verschiedene Maulwurfsfallen. Mit gedruckter Widmung an Johann Wilhelm Karl Adolph Freyherrn von Hüpsch. Einband berieben. Titelblatt mit Spuren eines Stempels. Tafeln II kopfstehend eingebunden. Zeitgenössisches Halbleder mit Rückentitel und dezenter Rückenvergoldung. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Fritzen]
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        Caii Plinii Secundi - Naturalis historiae - cum Interpretatione et notis integris Joh. Harduini, itemque cum commentariis et adnotationibus Hermolai Barbari, Pintiani, Rhenani, Gelenii, Dalechampii, Scaligeri, Salmasii, Is. Vossii, J. F. Gronovii et variorum . Recensuit varietatemque lectionis adiecit Joh. Georg. Frid. Franzius. .10 Bände Liber I - XXXVII

      Sommer, 1778 - 1791,, Lpz., - Pbd. der Zeit, LXXII 756, CXXXVI 788, XVI 832, 792, 746, 692, 905, 795, 788, 762 Seiten, 8°, Nummer, Stempel auf Vorsatzblatt und Titelblatt, Einbande stark berieben, zum Teil mit Fehlstellen an den Kapitalen, Papierüberzüge mit Fehlstellen, zum Teil abgelöst, Seiten gebräunt, Band 10 mit Anhängen (Miscellananea, Index etc.), [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Suite d'estampes pour servir à l'histoire des modes et du costume des François, dans le XVIII siecle.,

      Paris, Bligny, 1778 - gestochener Titel und 10 kolorierte Modekupfer v. Derais, jeweils ein junges ländliches Paar darstellend. Einbanddecke (mittig) leicht gedunkelt, die Eiweißhöhungen teils leicht oxydiert Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 120 etwas späterer Ganzledereinband aus rotem, langgekörntem Maroquin mit grünem Rückenschild und Rückenvergoldung, Stehkanten-, und Innenkantenvergoldung, dunkelgrüne Seidenvorsätze, Goldschnitt, signierter Meistereinband (Thouvenin)

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

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

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        Ferdinandeische Jahrbücher, in einen pragmatischen Auszug gebracht und berichtigt von Justus Friedrich Runde.

      Leipzig, Weygand, 1778 - 1781. - 6 Bll., 547 S.; 3 Bll., 380 S., 2 Bll., 389 S. Erste Ausgabe dieser Neubearbeitung und Kürzung der 12-bändigen Annales Ferdinandei für den Zeitraum von 1578 bis 1597. - Dahlmann/W. 10601. - "Als Geschichtsschreiber war Khevenhüller ein bedeutender Chronist seiner Zeit und der Diplomatie Kaiser Ferdinands II. Sein einziges gedrucktes Werk, die `Annales Ferdinandei` (1. Auflage in 9 Bänden, 1640–46; 2. Auflage in 12 Bänden und 2 Supplementbänden mit zahlreichen Kupferstichen, 1721–26) gehört zu den Hauptwerken österreichischer barocker Geschichtsschreibung. Es stellt in Annalenform die Zeit von 1588 bis Jahresbeginn 1637, die Lebenszeit von K.s Gönner Erzherzog beziehungsweise Kaiser Ferdinand II. dar. Das vom kaiserlichen Hofe in Wien lange geheimgehaltene Werk gehört zu den wichtigsten Geschichtsquellen des 17. Jahrhunderts. Im Tenor nicht durchaus frei von einer Verherrlichung der habsburgischen Dynastie, enthält es doch sehr viele, heute verschollene Geschichtsquellen (private Tagebuchaufzeichnungen, Flugschriften, private und amtliche Korrespondenzen) zur habsburgischen europäischen Diplomatie" (NDB XI, 570). - Diese Neubearbeitung stammt von Justus Ferdiand Runde (1741 - 1807), der einer führenden deutsche Juristen des 18. Jahrhunderts war. Besonders sein öfter aufgelegtes Lehrbuch "Grundsätze des allgemeinen deutschen Privatrechts" blieb bis weit in das 19. Jahrhundert hinein „das hauptsächlichste Organ des dt. Privatrechts in der Praxis" (C. F. Gerber). - Die Teile 1 und 2 durchpaginiert (Teil 2 ohne eigenes Titelblatt erschienen), so komplett. - Mit Besitzeintrag Franz von Asbeck, 1785 (wohl Franz-Wilhelm Freiherr von Asbeck vgl. ADB I, 617). Etw. gebräunt und fleckig. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1200 8°. Pp. des 19. Jahrhunderts mit Rückenschild (Rücken mit Bibliotheksschildchen, etw. fleckig und berieben, Gelenke teils etw. angeplatzt, Bd. 1 etw. bestoßen). [Attributes: First Edition]

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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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        De' monti colonnari e d' altri fenomeni vulcanici dello Stato Veneto, memoria...

      Giuseppe Marelli 1778 (Stato Veneto). STRANGE, John. Milano, Giuseppe Marelli, 1778. De' monti colonnari e d' altri fenomeni vulcanici dello Stato Veneto, memoria... In - folio, cop. orig. in cart. marmorizzato rosso. LXX pp. con 11 stupende tavole su doppio foglio finemente incise in rame da Iac. Leonardis su disegni di Anton. de Bittio. Bellissimo esemplare. Edizione originale della traduzione italiana di opera rara ed interessante per la geologia ed il vulcanismo veneto. Manca al Lozzi e alla Bibl. Platneriana. Agassiz, Bibliogr. zool. et geologiae, IV, p. 387. Zittel, History of geology, p. 46. Uff. Mob. 2.

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        THE LANCASTER ALMANACK, FOR THE YEAR OF OUR LORD, 1779

      Lancaster [Pa.], 1778. 12mo. Illustrated printed self-wrappers, stitched (one thread of two lacking). First leaf detached, with portion of upper inner corner (1 1/2 x 1 inch) torn away. Marginal dampstaining on front leaf, significant dampstain on remaining leaves. Good. Revolutionary War issue of Francis Bailey's LANCASTER ALMANACK, with significant patriotic content. Francis Bailey, an official printer to both the U.S. Congress and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, operated a printing press in Lancaster, Pennsylvania from 1773 to 1780, during which time he produced numerous important federal documents, including the first official printing of the Articles of Confederation. In the same year that he published the present volume, Bailey printed a German- language almanac in which George Washington was first dubbed "the father of his country" ("Des Landes Vater"). The front cover of the 1779 ALMANACK features a large, elaborate woodcut scene combining themes of astronomy, America, and liberty. In addition to the calendar, the volume includes various recipes and maxims, patriotic verse, and an account of Ethan Allen's reply to Gen. Howe's proposal that he desert the American cause and join the British army. The illustration, "The Anatomy of Man's Body, as governed by the Twelve Constellations," appears on page [5]. A scarce volume, with only four copies located between NAIP and OCLC.

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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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        AFFAIRES DE L'ANGLETERRE ET DE L'AMÉRIQUE

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

      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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        A Dictionary, Spanish and English, and English and Spanish: Containing the Signification of Words and their Different Used.

      J. Nourse, London 1778 - 19th century Spanish tree calf, matching endpapers, modest wear at edges. Old ownership marks from O'Donovans to title with a long inscription dated 1921 conveying the book from Richard O'Donovan to Luis Barreiro.Note that the old endpapers were removed. Further ownership makrs on first page of advertisement and the first text page. Title chipped and repaired, last page of ads worn, scattered foxing (heavier at start and end), but very clean otherwise.Though styled the Second Edition because of Baretti's debt to Giral Delpino's 1763 work, this is the first of the Baretti and substantially different from earlier works (including a great number of words added from Baretti's friend Samuel Johnson's dictionary). 2 parts in one volume, unpaginated. Size: Folio. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Reference; Language & Linguistics. Inventory No: 045425. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        AT A GENERAL ASSEMBLY, BEGUN AND HELD AT THE CAPITOL, IN THE CITY OF WILLIAMSBURG, ON MONDAY THE FIFTH DAY OF OCTOBER, IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD ONE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED AND SEVENTY EIGHT

      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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        Le Colonie Unite Delle America Settentr.le Di Nuova Projezione Ass. Li Signori Riformatori Dello Studio Di Padova. / Le Isole Bermude. FOGL.I. Il Paese De Selvaggi Outauacesi E Kilistinesi Intorno Al Lago Superiore. FOGL. II. La Parte Occidentale Della Nuova Francia o Canada. FOGL. III. Parte Orientale Del Canada, Nuova Scozia Settentrionale, E Parte Di Labrador. FOGL. IV. Il Paese De Selvaggi Outagamiani, Mascoutensi, Illinesi, E Parte Delle VI. Nazione. FOGL. V. La Pensilvania, La Nuova York, Il Jersey Settentrio:le, Con La Parte Occidentale Del Connecticut, Massachusset-s-Bay E L'Irochesia. FOGL. VI. L'Acadele Provincie Di Sagadahook E Main, La Nuova Hampshire, La Rhode Island, E Parte Di Massachusset E Connecticut. FOGL. VII. Il Paese D

      Venice: Antonio Zatta 1778 - Together twelve mapsheets. The first sheet an elaborate "frontispiece" to the series in full original colour, featuring illustrations of flora and fauna with wildlife. Map of Bermuda coloured in outline to left edge of sheet. The remainder of the set comprises 11 double page regional maps in original outline colour based on John Mitchell's map of colonial North America dated 1755. Each map approximately 30.5 x 42.5 cm. Blank on versos. Excellent condition. Cf Phillips, 650.

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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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        AHIMAN REZON, OR A HELP TO ALL THAT ARE, OR WOULD BE FREE AND ACCEPTED MASONS

      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.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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