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        Recueils factices de 101 brochures

      Genève 1779 - 4 volumes in-8, sous forme de classeurs en demi-basane de l?époque; chaque brochure à l?état de parution est rattachée par des fils au cadre de bois qui vient renforcer le dos. Remarquable ensemble de 101 brochures parues de 1779 à 1780, rassemblées par Jean-Robert Tronchin et montées dans d'ingénieux classeurs à l'époque. Une littérature militante. Les libelles qui inondèrent la République de Genève, de 1760 à 1782, rendent compte des luttes acharnées qui opposèrent les Négatifs, partisans de l?aristocratie au pouvoir, aux Représentants, issus de la petite bourgeoisie libérale et frondeuse. Les Natifs, privés des droits politiques et traités en parias, se jetèrent bientôt dans la mêlée. Emile Rivoire, bibliographe de l?histoire de Genève au XVIIIe siècle, recense quelque 6000 titres qui témoignent de la « manie brochurière » des 25000 habitants de la cité. À Versailles, Vergennes ne cessait d?intervenir dans la lutte. À l?annonce de la « révolution » de 1781, on entendit Louis XVI traiter les Genevois « d?enragés ». De la bibliothèque du procureur général Tronchin. Jean Robert II Tronchin (1710-1793) « passe pour avoir été la meilleure tête politique du patriciat genevois de son temps, et dans les fonctions de procureur général de la République, qu?il exerça de 1760 à 1768, il semble avoir fait preuve de modération, d?intelligence et d?ouverture » (Jean-Daniel Candaux). Son réquisitoire contre l?Emile et le Contrat social en 1762, puis contre le Dictionnaire philosophique en 1765, laisse supposer une main de fer dans un gant de velours. En tête des quatre volumes, il a dressé une table manuscrite de chacune des pièces et donné pour nombre d?entre elles leur date de publication. Certaines pièces sont des copies manuscrites de sa main.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Benoît Forgeot]
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        TRAITE DES COMMUNES, OU OBSERVATIONS SUR LEUR ORIGINE ET ETAT ACTUEL, D'APRES LES ANCIENNES ORDONNANCES DE NOS ROIS, LES COUTUMES, EDITS, DECLARATIONS, ARRETS ET REGLEMENTS INTERVENUS SUR CETTE MATIERE; LES DROITS QU'Y ONT LES SEIGNEURS, LES COMMUNAUTES ET CHACUN DES HABITANTS; OU, JOIGNANT LA POLITIQUE A L'ECONOMIQUE, ON DEMONTRE LEUR INUTILITE, LE PREJUDICE QU'ELLES FONT A L'AGRICULTURE, ET L'AVANTAGE QUE L'ON RETIRERAIT DE LEUR ALIENATION OU PARTAGE. PARIS. COLOMBIER. 1779.

      1779 - IN-8 (13 X 20 CENTIMETRES ENVIRON) DE XVI + 398 PAGES, RELIURE D'EPOQUE PLEIN VEAU MARBRE, DOS A 5 NERFS ORNE D'UN JOLI DECOR DORE, TITRE DORE SUR ETIQUETTE MAROQUIN ROUGE, TRANCHES ROUGES. AVEC 2 TABLEAUX REPLIES. OUVRAGE RARE ET RECHERCHE. PETIT MANQUE DE CUIR A L'UN DES COINS, CHARNIERE DU PLAT SUPERIEUR UN PEU FAIBLE AVEC PETITS MANQUES DE CUIR, SINON BEL EXEMPLAIRE, DECORATIF. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie du Château de Capens]
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        [Bound Manuscript]: Qui casse les Verres les paye [Who breaks the glasses must pay for them] Comedie-Proverbe en un acte, en prose

      [Paris]. 1779. Octavo. 43pp. Contemporary full mottled calf, gilt stamped morocco spine label, gilt tooling, marbled endpapers. The front joint is partially cracked, light scuffing to the boards, about near fine. A complete unpublished play by Louis Claude Person de Berainville, skillfully written in a beautiful calligraphic script. Set in a Paris prison with Picard, a coachman, in the lead role, and eight other personages: Madame Picard, Casseborne, Martin, a jailer, an inspector, two soldiers, and a corporal. There appears to be only one reference anywhere to this play -- French scholar Clarence Brenner, author of the definitive Bibliographical List of Plays in the French Language, 1700-1789, cites the play in his study of the French dramatic proverb: "a manuscript of which, dated 1779, was advertised in a catalogue, Les Arts du Spectacle of the Librairie Garnier Arnold, Paris, 1961," (i.e., the conference catalog of the fifth Congres International de Biblioteques-Musees des Arts du Spectacle that took place in Paris in June, 1961). We believe the present manuscript to be the same copy last noted in 1961. This 18th Century French proverb play appears to be otherwise unknown and unstudied. Further details available upon request. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Uebersetzung und Commentar über den Ezour-Vedam oder die Geschichte, Religion und Philosophie der Indier. Erster u. zweyter Theil. [Teil 1-2, komplett in einem Band].,

      Leipzig : Wolff, [o.J. ca. 1779]. - 40, 128, 150 S. / 249 S. Mit e. Titelkupfer v. Dunker, dat. 1778, wie auch die Vorrede des Uebersetzers. Einband berieben, Ecken bestoßen. Titelblatt mit Marg. alter Hand, handschriftl. Erscheinungsdatum (hier 1778) unten eingefügt. - Einige wenige Randnotien alter Hand. Letzte Seite (Inhalt) wurde nachträglich einfach montiert. -- Seltenes Exemplar. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 1000 Kl.-8°. Einfacher Pappband d. Zeit. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Pierot - Inh Wolfgang Bach]
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        A Chorographical Map of the Province of New-York in North America, divided into counties, manors, patents and Townships . compiled from Actual Surveys deposited in the Patent Office at New York, by Order of His Excellency Major General William Tryon

      William Faden, London 1779 - The last and best large-scale map of an American colony. Drawn on a scale of five miles to the inch, it is the most detailed printed map of any extensive part of North America published during the Revolutionary period. Claude Joseph Sauthier was one of the most accomplished engineers working in America in the eighteenth century. Alsatian by birth, he accompanied Governor William Tryon to North Carolina in 1769. He surveyed several North Carolina towns and designed the Governor's Mansion at New Bern before accompanying Tryon to New York in 1771. He subsequently conducted many surveys of New York, and during the Revolution he served as a military engineer producing a number of fine maps for the British Army. A number of Sauthier's printed and manuscript maps, including an example of the present map, can be found in the collection formed by Sir Henry Clinton, Commander of the British Forces in North America, 1775-1782, now preserved at the William L. Clements Library in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Sauthier's greatest production was a large manuscript map of the Province of New York which was first published on three sheets in 1776 by William Faden as A Map of the Province of New York . This map included details taken from Bernard Ratzer's survey of New Jersey. Sauthier continued to improve this great manuscript during the first years of the Revolution, and in 1779 it was published, again by Faden, but greatly enlarged on six sheets, as A Chorographical Map . The Chorographical Map contains a vast amount of information lacking from the 1776 map, particularly in upstate New York, the Catskills, and what would become Vermont. A note on the Chorographical Map states that "the Mohawk Valley and County of Tryon are Laid down according to an Actual Survey and other Manuscripts generously communicated by Governor Pownall." The grand scale, which was almost three times that of the 1776 map, also allowed for the inclusion of many previously omitted details in the more settled areas. The result is an amazing record of New York from the Revolutionary War period. Adams, British Headquarters Maps and Sketches Used by Sir Henry Clinton.now preserved in the William L. Clements Library, 118; Cumming, British Maps of Colonial America, pp. 72-74; Phillips, A List of Maps of America, p.505; Sellers & Van Ee, Maps & Charts of North America and & West Indies 1750-1789 , 1070; Cf. Brun, Guide to the Manuscript Maps in the William L. Clements Library , (original manuscript) 371; Guthorn, British Maps of the American Revolution , (original manuscript) 100/2. Copper-engraving, on six sheets joined as three, period hand colouring.

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        "Seven titles in one volume, as below."

      London. 1779-82. "Large quarto, contemporary tree calf, Greek key borders on covers, red morocco label on gilt decorated spine; early armorial bookplate of William Middleton; spine slightly rubbed, but generally this is a fine copy, containing: & & 1) Ode inscribed to John Howard, Esq., F.R.S., author of ""The State of English and Foreign Prisons"" ... Third edition, London: J. Dodsley, 1782, pp. 20; engraved frontispiece by Bartolozzi; & & 2) An essay on painting: in two epistles to Mr. Romney ... Third edition, corrected and enlarged, London J. Dodsley, 1781. First edition with this title; pp. [4], 96; & & 3) Epistle to a friend, on the death of John Thornton, Esq. ... Second edition, corrected, London: J. Dodsley, 1780, pp. 19; & & 4) An essay on history; in three epistles to Edward Gibbon, Esq. with notes, London: J. Dodsley, 1780, First edition, pp. [4], 159; & & 5) An essay on epic poetry; in five epistles to the Revd. Mr. Mason. With notes. London: J. Dodsley, 1782. First edition, pp. [4], 298, [1] errata; & & 6) The triumphs of temper; a poem. In six cantos ... Third edition. London: J. Dodsley, 1782, pp. xii, 166, [1] ads; & & 7) An elegy on the ancient Greek model. Addressed to the Right Reverend Robert Lowth, Lord Bishop of London, Cambridge: printed by Francis Hodson; sold by T. Payne and T. & J. Merril, 1779, First edition, pp. [2], 17. "

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books]
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        Decursio Equitum, et Peditum in Funere Imperatoris Antonini Piie [Base of marble and travertine constructed during the pontificate of Pope Benedict XIV for the pedestal of the column, Ely 715]

      Gio. Batti. Piranesi, Rome 1779 - This remarkable etching of the base and one of the three decorative reliefs adorning the pedestal of the Antoninus Pius Column is from Piranesi's ''Trofeo o sia Magnifica'. The adopted son of Hadrian, Antoninus Pius was the beneficent and well-loved emperor of Rome from 138-61 AD. After his death, his adopted sons and successors Lucius Verus and Marcus Aurelius, the nephew of the empress Faustina, erected this commemorative column. It originally stood in the Campus Martius and consisted of a red granite monolith supported by a white marble pedestal decorated with reliefs depicting Antoninus' and Faustina's ascent to heaven, the elaborate ceremonies performed in their honour, and a memorial inscription. Published toward the end of Piranesi's career, 'Trofeo o sia Magnifica' is comprised of three series of plates created between 1774 and 1779 that depict the colossal relief columns of Rome: the Trajan column, the Antonine column (of Marcus Aurelius), and the column of Antoninus and Faustina. With the assistance of Francesco Piranesi, Giovanni Battista's son, and Vincenzo Dolcibene, the three groups of plates were published as a single volume. 'Colonna.di Antonio Pio', the group of plates devoted to the Antoninus Pius Column, was the last of the three series to be completed (circa 1779). Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Venetian architect, draftsman, scholar, archaeologist, and designer, was tremendously influential in the development of neo-classicism. Patronized by both foreign tourists and Italians including Pope Clement XIII, he was internationally renowned for his etchings of the scenery and ruins of classical Rome. Piranesi, the son of a stonemason, was born in 1720 in the village of Mogliano, near Venice. Pursuing an early ambition to become an architect, he was apprenticed to his uncle Matteo Lucchesi, a prominent architect and hydraulic engineer, and then to the Palladian architect Giovanni Scalfurotto. He later studied etching and perspective composition in the workshop of Carlo Zucchi. In 1740, he traveled to Rome where he studied set design with Domenico and Giuseppe Valeriani and engraving with Giuseppe Vasi. Wilton-Ely, Giovanni Battista Piranesi: The Complete Etchings , 715. Engraving. Very good condition apart from some overall light soiling, minor foxing, and a few mild water stains in the right margin, one of which slightly extends into the lower right side of the image. Some mild discolouration along the sheet's two creases.

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        Théâtre à l'usage des jeunes personnes.

      Chez Panckoucke 1779 - - Chez Panckoucke, A Paris 1779-1780, 4 tomes en 4 Vol. in 8 (12x20cm), 522pp. (2) et (4) 464pp. et (4)436pp. et (4) 412pp., 4 Vol. reliés. - Edition originale. Demi Veau d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge et de tomaison en basane brune. Manques aux coiffes du tome IV. Un petit manque en queue du tome III. Frottements. Assez bons exemplaires, bien frais. L'ensemble des volumes rassemble 24 pièces. Bon nombre de ces pièces furent à l'origine destinées aux enfants d'Orléans dont la comtesse de Genlis s'occupait. Les rôles y sont tenus par des enfants. Madame de Genlis inaugurait ainsi un genre nouveau dans le théâtre, un théâtre fait par et pour des enfants. Dans le dernier volume, la préface précise que ce volume est uniquement destiné aux enfants d'artisans et de marchands. Il va sans dire qu'aucune des pièces n'est sans une certaine morale d'action dont elle est la démonstration. Tome I : Agar dans le désert La belle et la bête Les flacons L'isle heureuse L'enfant gâté La curieuse Les dangers du monde. Tome II : L'aveugle de Spa La colombe Cécile ou le sacrifice de l'amitié Les ennemies généreuses La bonne mère L'intrigante. Tome III : Le bal d'enfans Le voyageur Vathek Les faux amis Le magistrat. Tome IV : La rosière de Salency La marchande de mode La lingère Le libraire Le vrai sage Le portrait. 522pp. (2) et (4) 464pp. et (4)436pp. et (4) 412pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Geschichte der Stadt Donauwörth, aus Reichs= und Craißhandlungen, dann tüchtigen Urkunden.

      Ffm., (Eichenberg), 1779.. 20 x 16 cm. 4 Bl., 92 S. Mit gestoch. Titelvignette. Mod. HPgt.. Erste Ausgabe. - ADB Bd. XXX, S. 378. Nicht bei Lentner und Pfister. - Vorgebunden: (Schrötter, F.F.), Unpartheyische Gedanken über verschiedene Fragen bey Gelegenheit der Succession in die von dem verstorbenen Kurfürsten Maximilian Joseph zurückgelassene Länder und Güter. Augsburg 1778. Titel, (7-) 144 S. Nachgebunden: (Sartori, J. von ), Historisch-rechtliches Bedenken über die Frage: ob der retractus equestris oder Einstand-Recht der frey- und ohnmittelbaren Reichs-Ritterschaft sich auf Lehen-Güter erstrecke. Frankfurt 1776. 147 S., 2 Bl. - Alle drei Drucke leicht gebräunt und wenig fleckig.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        STATE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, NOVEMBER 10th, 1779.THE COMMITTEE ON THE PETITION OF THE SELECTMEN OF HOLLES.A GENERAL ORDER ISSUE TO ALL THE CONSTABLES IN THE STATE, DIRECTING THEM NOT TO MAKE SALE OF ANY LANDS BELONGING TO PERSONS WHO HAVE ABSENTED THEMSELVES FROM THIS, OR ANY OTHER OF THE UNITED-STATES, AND GONE OVER TO OUR ENEMIES.

      [Exeter?, N.H. ]. 1779 - Broadside, approximately 12 x 7 inches. Small marginal chips and tears, not affecting text. Light stains and minor foxing. Early numerical ink inscription in lower margin. Good, untrimmed. Early Revolutionary War broadside from New Hampshire, signed in print by John Langdon, E. Thomson, and M. Weare. In addition to prohibiting the sale of lands belonging to loyalists, this act of the New Hampshire House of Representatives allows for taxes to be levied against the absented landowners. "A new twist on taxation without representation!" - Swann. Not recorded in Evans, Bristol, or Shipton & Mooney. OCLC locates two copies.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        MEMORIAS HISTÓRICAS SOBRE LA MARINA, COMERCIO Y ARTES DE LA ANTIGUA CIUDAD DE BARCELONA. Publicadas por disposición y a expensas de la Real Junta y Consulado de Comercio de la misma Ciudad. [Junto:] CÓDIGO DE LAS COSTUMBRES MARITIMAS DE BARCELONA, HASTA AQUÍ VULGARMENTE LLAMADO LIBRO DEL CONSULADO. Nuevamente traducido al castellano con el texto lemosin restituido á su original integridad y pureza; e ilustrado con varios apéndices, glosarios, y observaciones históricas.

      Imp. Antonio Sancha. Madrid, 1779 - -1792. 25 cm. 5 vol.: Iº) 3 hojas, XXIV-185-260-148 páginas; IIº) XVI-471-XIII-XXX-124 páginas; IIIº) XX-377-XIX páginas; IVº) XXXIV-418-133 páginas; Vº) LXXXII-368-255 páginas. Grabados de Moles sobre dibujos de Camarón, Montañá y Carnicero. Cinco vol. encuadernados en plena piel, nerviods y tejuelos. * Estas memorias están consideradas como la primera historia económica publicada en Europa, y es una obra de consulta imprescindible para los historiadores de la marina y del comercio de los paises mediterráneos y para Cataluña un precioso precedente del movimiento renacentista del siglo XIX. La obra fue redactada por encargo expreso de la Junta de Comercio de Barcelona y resulta básica para la historia política, naval, económica e institucional de Cataluña hasta fines del siglo XVII, por su moderna metodología y su aparato crítico y documental. Trata extensamente sobre las expediciones ultramarinas, el comercio y navegación en relación con Europa, las instituciones como el Consulado y la Lonja, la historia económica de la industria barcelonesa, la reglamentación gremial y la legislación técnica y económica. Palau 43352; Colmeiro 135. Barcelona. Economía, política, historia. Libros antiguos anteriores a 1830 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria anticuaria Farré]
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        Carte Topographique D\'Allemagne Contenant un reste de Pomeranie et une Partie de la Pologne Prussienne savoir les Terriroires de Dirscau, Sclochow, Tuchel, Schwetz et du Palatinat de Kulm

      Frankfurt 1779 - Engraved by Berndt, Size : 510x647 (mm), 20.125x25.5 (Inches), Hand Colored

      [Bookseller: Alexandre Antique Prints, Maps & Books]
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        Beschreibung der Königlichen Residenzstädte von Berlin und Potsdam und aller daselbst befindlichen Merkwürdigkeiten. 1. und 2. Band (alles).

      Friedrich Nicolai, Berlin 1779 - XVIII Seiten, 7Blatt, 1042 S., 111S. ( Vierter Anhang), 12 Bl. Register, vollständig. "Nebst der Anzeige der jetztlebenden Gelehrten, Künstler und Musiker, welche vom dreyzehnten Jahrhunderte an, bis jetzt, in Berlin gelebt haben, oder deren Kunstwerke daselbst befindlich sind. Neue völlig umgearbeitete Auflage mit genauen Grundrissen der Städte Berlin und Potsdam, und einer Charte der Gegend um Berlin und Potsdam." Einband in sehr gutem Zustand. Mit goldgeprägten Rückenschild , siehe Foto. Auch die Vorsätze sind neueren Datums. Alte handschriftliche Widmung auf fliegendem Vorsatz. Mit den zwei Stadtplänen von Berlin und Potsdam und einer Umgebungskarte !!! Pläne und Karte an den äußeren Falzkanten leicht gebräunt, sonst frische klare Abdrucke. Vollstaändiges Exemplar, so sehr selten. Neuerer GANZLEDEREINBAND m. goldgeprägtem Rückenschild.

      [Bookseller: BerlinAntiquariat, Karl-Heinz Than]
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        Manuale Sacrarum Caeremoniarum Juxta Ritum S. Romanae Ecclesiae;

      Venetiis - Heredis Nicolai Pezzana, 1779 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce volume of this Latin work on Roman Catholic sacred rites and traditions. A work designed for the use of cathedral, collegiate, parish, secular, and regular churches. With decorative title page. Illuminated capitals and elaborate vignettes throughout. Condition: In a full roan binding with an unusual repeat pattern to boards. Externally, worn. Some loss to the base of the spine. Front board held by cords only, rear hinge strained. Internally, generally firmly bound, front free endpaper detached but present. Endpapers are foxed, otherwise light spotting throughout only. Large closed tear to folding plate. Neat ink inscription to first page of text. Some institutional stamps from St Edwards Seminary Library with library card holder to rear pastedown. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Philosophische Versuche.

      2 bind. Godiches Enke, København 1779. 8vo. Trykt på skrivepapir. 368 327 sider. Med kobberstukket v ignet på titelbladet i hvert bind (J.F. Clemens efter Nicolai Abildgaard). Samtidige marmorerede hellæderbind med rig rygforgyldning. Rygforgyldning lettere afskallet.. "Philosophische Versuche placerer (..) Hennings som en forgrundsfigur i det progerssive af fransk og tysk prægede litterære miljø herhjemme, og Philosophische Versuche bragte den første hjemlige defintion af begrebet "oplysning" (Claus Bjørn i DBL (1980), bd. 6)

      [Bookseller: Vangsgaards Antikvariat]
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        Versuch einer Grundlehre sämmtlicher Kameralwissenschaften zum Gebrauche der Vorlesungen auf der Kurpfälzischen Kameral Hohenschule zu Lautern.

      Lautern, im Verlag der Gesellschaft 1779 - Ein Band in 12mo; 8 Bll., 280 Seiten; blaugrauer Pappband der Zeit, Rücken und Ecken fachmännisch restauriert, etwas Rückenvergoldung, Rückenschild im Stile der Zeit erneuert, Name auf Vorsatz, Stempel und handschriftliche Nummer auf Titel, erste Blätter mit schwachen Feuchtigkeitsspuren im Falsz, sonst sauber und frisch, gutes Exemplar. Äußerst seltene Ausgabe des ersten ökonomischen Lehrbuches von J.H. Jung (genannt Jung-Stilling, 1740-1817). Er zählt als Verfasser populärer religiöser Schriften und Romane, als Mediziner und Augenchirurg, als Jugendfreund Goethes, als Briefpartner bzw. Berater des Zaren Alexander I. und des Kurfürsten Karl Friedrich von Baden und schließlich als Hochschullehrer und Verfasser zahlreicher ökonomischer Schriften und Lehrbücher zu den bekanntesten Persönlichkeiten der zweiten Hälfte des 18. Jahrhunderts. (Lexikon ökonomischer Werke,S. 224-225) Humpert 811, Menger Sp. 49 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Dieter Stecher]
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        EL LIBRO DE LOS ESPIRITUS + EL LIBRO DE LOS MEDIUMS + EVANGELIO SEGÚN EL ESPIRITISMO + EL GENESIS + EL CIELO Y EL INFIERNO + OBRAS POSTUMAS (6 en 1)

      - **(ENVIO GRATIS = CORREO ORDINARIO // CERTIFICADO = 4 EUR. // CONTRAREEMBOLSO = 7 EUR.)** Ed. Tip. de JUAN TORRENTS y CORAL; San martin de Provensals. 1779-1888. Castellano. Holandesa en cartone con lomera en piel con incrustaciones doradas. 1 vols. 25x18 cm. 163+161+129+129+151+105+INDICES pags. Texto a 2 columnas: 1er libro: El libro de los Espiritus o Filosofía espiritista contiene los pincipios de la doctrina espiritista. 2º libro: Espiritismo experimental o el libro de los mediums. Guia de los mediums y de los evocadores, continuacion del libro de los espíritus. 3er libro: La moral espiritista o el evangelio según el espiritismo, contiene la explicación de las máximas morales de Cristo. 4º libro: el Génesis, los milagros y las predicciones según esl epiritismo. 5º libro: El cielo y el infierno o la justicia Divina, según el espiritismo. 6º libro: Obras postumas, interesantes estudios, diferentes funtos de vista de la doctrina espiritista, éste último con biografia del autor. 1ª hoja con cortecitos sin falta de texto. Hemos mantenido la fecha de 1779 que figura en el pie de imprenta, pero se entiende que la correcta sería 1879.Se trata de un error de imprenta.Leves roces en bordes y cantos. Buena conservación. ESPIRITISMO. TEOSOFIA.

      [Bookseller: Crapze Libros]
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        Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon. 2 in 3 Bde. Zürich, Orell, Geßner, Fueßli u. Comp., 1779-1816. 2 Bll., 849 S. (recte 847); 2 Bll., 1190 S.; 1 Bl., S. 1191-1588 u. 2 Bll., 95 S. u. 2 Bll., S. 1589-4057 (recte 2257). Mit einer mehrfach gefalteten Stammtafel. Fol. Geflammte Hldr.-Bde. d. Zt. m. je 2 goldgepr. RSch. (etw. bestoßen).,

      1779 - '. oder: Kurze Nachricht von dem Leben und den Werken der Mahler, Bildhauer, Baumeister, Kupferstecher, Kunstgiesser, Stahlschneider etc. Nebst angehängten Verzeichnissen der Lehrmeister und Schüler, auch der Bildnisse, der in diesem Lexikon enthaltenen Künstler' (Untertitel).- Vgl. Brunet II, 1419 u. Graesse II, 644 (beide erwähnen nur eine unveränderte 2. Aufl. v. 1811).- Zweite, erweiterte Auflage dieses geschätzten Nachschlagewerks, von J.R. Füssli begonnen und von seinem Sohn fortgesetzt.- Der 95-seitige Anhang zu Raffael (Raphaelo Sanzio) befindet sich in Band 2.2 zwischen den Seiten 1588 und 1589.- Stellenweise leicht stockfleckig. Gewicht in Gramm: 500

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Daniel Schramm e.K.]
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        CRONICA DEL SEÑOR REY DON JUAN, segundo de este nombre en Castilla y en León, compilada por el noble caballero Fernán Pérez de Guzmán. corregida. por el Dotor Lorenzo Galíndez de Carvajal, y aumentada.

      Benito Monfort, Valencia 1779 - Gran folio, 2h, XXp, 636p (las últ. 9h det. y restauradas, hum. parte inf. en ultima mitad), 2 grabs. en texto. Plena piel, nervios y gofrados en lomo, planos gofrados. - Palau 64969: Magnífica edición, digna de la primera de Logroño, y honra de la imprenta Monfort. 1779

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        LA CITTA DI ROMA Ovvero Breve Descrizione di Questa Superba Citta

      Roma (Rome, Italy): Venanzio Monaldini et al. Bound in original boards; spine strengthened with japon paper. 1779. hb. 12mo, pp. 444. "Con due piante generali, e quelle de'suoi quattordici Rioni, incisi in rame per comodo de'Forestieri." . Two volumes ("parte") in one. The text is in Italian. No author identified. WorldCat has two distinct listings for this title: one showing the author as Venanzio Monaldini, an Italian, and the other as Dominique Magnan, a Frenchman. Monaldini was a publisher and bookseller active in Rome during the 18th and early 19th centuries. He is shown as one of three co-publishers of this title. Magnan (1731-1796) is not. He is, however, known to be the author of several other similar works, published between 1765 to 1777. One reference describes him as a "numismatic archaeologist". However, the edition with Magnan as the author is usually described as being four volumes in one large quarto volume, with 44 plates and maps. Our title has 16 finely etched copperplate folding maps, but no plates. We suspect that our copy is a pirated edition of Magnan's work. It is in the original boards, now well-worn. The leather spine had a vertical crack, from head to foot, but this has now been expertly repaired and covered over with with matching japon paper, and a paper spine label. The front hinge was cracked, and the endpapers were beyond salvation, so the hinge has been repaired and the endpapers replaced. The comprehensive index at the end of the book has some early ink interlineations and annotations. The text is otherwise remarkably clean and the folding maps are really quite nice. Overall, a good, to good plus, copy of this rather rare work. .

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        A Chart of Delawar[e] Bay with Soundings and Nautical Observations taken by Capt. Sir Andrew Snape Hammond of the Navy and others Composed and Published for The Use of Pilotage.

      Published by J. F. W. Des Barres in 'The Atlantic Neptune', London 1779 - This is a fantastic sea chart of the Delaware coast from the 'The Atlantic Neptune' which is universally recognized as one of the most magnificent atlases ever made. This superb sea chart, constructed for the use of the British Navy, shows the major part of the Delaware coast, from Rehobeth to Bombay Hook, as well as the opposing south New Jersey shore. 'The Atlantic Neptune' was the first great marine atlas, and one of the great achievements of eighteenth century cartography. When publication in England began in 1774, it contained over 250 charts and views of the North American and Canadian coasts. The charts were intensely detailed and contained both hydrographical and topographical details. The Neptune was compiled and published for the Royal Navy by Joseph F. W. Des Barres, a Swiss cartographer who joined the Royal American Regiment as a surveyor. Des Barres fought in the French and Indian wars and was enlisted to survey the Canadian coastline. While his fellow surveyor, Samuel Holland charted the New England coast, Des Barres mapped the shoreline of Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and the St. Lawrence River regions. In 1774, Des Barres returned to England where he compiled and published his monumental atlas; his dedication to the project was so strong that he published an updated version of the work every year until 1784. Des Barres' work was so superior to any other contemporary atlas that the maps were used as the standard charts of the East coast for over 50 years. The Neptune remains one of the most important atlases ever printed, its views and maps chart as aspect of the history of North America and now allow us to glimpse this land drastically changed by the passage of time. Snyder, City of Independence , p. 271. Black and white copper engraving. Large repaired tear (12") from bottom edge, parallel to centerfold. 4" repaired split from bottom in centerfold. Thin, uneven margins. Plate size: 30 1/4 x 22 1/8 inches.

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        De aeris gravitate eivsqve flaterio specimen physicum cvi adiecta est in fine analysis machinae simplicis pnevmaticae in planiorem formam redactae

      Pistorii: Atthonem Bracalium. 1779. "First edition, 8vo, pp. [4], 49; title-page vignette, head- and tail- pieces, and 3 engraved folding plate; a fine copy in somewhat later decorative paper covered boards and sprinkled edges. Cari here presents a detailed description of the construction and operation of a pneumatic pump he designed and built. He describes the various uses of his pump in a series of six experiments performed before his students at the University of Pisa. The experiments are illustrated in the first folding plate, Cari's new pump in the remaining two. In the text, Cari also discusses the work of Boyle, Hauksbee, and s'Gravesande."

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        Voyages dans les Alpes, précédés d'un essai sur l'histoire naturelle des environs de Geneve. Vols. I-II (of 4) only.

      Samuel Fauche, Neuchatel 1779 - Saussure, Horace Bénédict de (1740-99). Voyages dans les Alpes, précédés d'un essai sur l'histoire naturelle des environs de Geneve. Vols. I-II (of 4) only. 4to. [4], xxxvi, 540, [2]; [4], xiv, 641, [3]pp. 14 engraved plates. Neuchatel: Samuel Fauche, 1779 [Vol. I]; Geneva: Barde, Manget, 1786 [Vol. II]. 250 x 192 mm. 19th century quarter calf gilt, marbled boards, green vellum corners, a little worn, extreme tip of lower corner of Vol. II front cover broken off. Very good copy.First Edition of the first two volumes of de Saussure's Voyages dans les Alpes, containing his account of the natural history of Geneva and its environs along with the record of his explorations in the area of Mont Blanc (the third and fourth volumes were not published until 1796, a decade after the appearance of Vol. II). De Saussure has been called the father of alpinism; between 1774 and 1787 he performed extensive geological investigations of the Alpine region, which he saw as holding the key to a true theory of the earth. "As Saussure originally conceived of the structure of the Alps, the primitive and central chain of the mountains consists of vertical strata, while the marginal or secondary mountains adjacent to the primitive mountains consist of steeply inclined beds. These progressively approach the horizontal as they reach the margins of the chain . . . After some thirteen years of accurate observations and thinking, and particularly after having studied the St. Gotthard area, Saussure concluded that the dislocation, distortion, and even overturning of the alpine rocks had been caused by processes of horizontal compression, as well as by uplifting by internal explosions. He thus came close to an accurate understanding of the structure of the Alps" (Dictionary of Scientific Biography). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM STEAM BOAT PIONEER JOHN FITCH TO HIS FRIEND, ROYAL FLINT, ON THE SITUATION OF THE CONTINENTAL ARMY IN NEW YORK].

      Fishkill, N.Y. Dec. 14, . 1779 - [2]pp. written on recto and verso of first leaf, and docketed on verso of integral blank leaf. Faint fold lines. Near fine. A letter from the enterprising John Fitch, future steamboat pioneer, during his checkered service in the Continental Army. Having entered into an unhappy marriage, Fitch abandoned his wife and young son in Windham, Connecticut, and journeyed south to New York and New Jersey. He eked his way by performing small tasks requiring a craftsman's skills, finding himself near Trenton at the outbreak of the Revolutionary War. Until 1780 he served as a militia lieutenant and gunsmith, in the meantime making a handsome profit by selling tobacco and other goods to the Valley Forge army. Towards the end of this service, in 1779, Fitch penned the present letter to an acquaintance named Royal Flint. It was a difficult time for the army, as Fitch relates: "Your favour by W. Whiting I received last evening. I am in hopes that Congress will move to Hartford which will make it very convenient for me to settle my acct. with the Treasury Board. I have not the least idea but what our Army will soon disband - at present it is as much as we can all do to keep them together. The Article of Bread is exceedingly scarce. The troops here are on the point of disbanding - but if this is the case, what may we expect when the leading & best men in the Purchasing Department quit the service. I think our present situation is too alarming to be easily expressed. I have no news from Windham - friends Ripley & Grow went from Danbury the day after Thanksgiving for the Capitol. Yours of the 1st. Instant by Majr. Starr I have just received. I rejoice to hear of my friends taking some comfort by which they can promise themselves future happiness. I dare say when you wrote that letter you was not much concerned about any kind of misfortunes ever happening to you, which I hope will be the case." Despite Fitch's pessimism, the army did not disband, though personality conflicts between himself and his superiors occasioned his prompt dismissal from it. From New Jersey he set off down the Ohio, was captured and released by the British, and ultimately established himself in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where he began his experimentation with steam propulsion. Though he made some advances, most notably his ship, Enterprise, which purportedly achieved a speed of eight miles an hour on the Delaware River, his efforts were a financial failure. Despondent, he committed suicide in 1798 in Bardstown, Kentucky. Despite his failures, Fitch greatly advanced the development of steam power in the United States. Unfortunately, the sort of hopelessness that drove him from his unhappy marriage and is displayed here would plague most of his endeavors and contribute to his hapless end. Thomas Boyd, POOR JOHN FITCH (New York: Putnam, 1935). ANB 8, pp.40-42.

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        An UNRECORDED EDITION of the BIBLE]: The Oxford Family-Bible; or, Christian's Compleat Library. Containing the Sacred Text of the Old and New Testament, at Large; together with the Apocrypha. With Notes Theological, Moral, Critical, and Explanatory. Wherein The Difficult Passages are explained, the seeming Contradictions reconciled, and the Objections of Infidels obviated. [The text appears to be that of the King James Bible.]

      Printed for the Authors; And sold by J. Harrison, No.18, Paternoster Row; the Booksellers of Oxford and Cambridge; and all other Booksellers in Great Britain and Ireland., London: 1779 - *** A conundrum *** (see below). Unpaginated: illustrated. OT & Apocrypha: [iv], [916]; NT: [213], [3]; plus a frontis and 49 other engravings. Some browning and offsetting to title page, there are a few patches of foxing (viz Chronicles 2, and a few of the plates), with occasional minor spotting elsewhere, and there is some offsetting from the illustrations to the New Testament. Three of the final leaves have damaged edges, now repaired, but losing a little text. Pages perhaps slightly toned, but contents otherwise clean and in very good order. Although many of the plates have integral titles in English, the engravers, where given (no artists' names present) all appear to be French, except in the NT. In his one-page Preface, the author writes, after asseverating the importance of the Bible: '.a few Words may also be expected respecting this Edition of the Bible, and the Annotations that we have given: But how judiciously soever this Work may appear to be executed, the Public must not consider it as the sole Fruit of the Author's own Genius and Learning, or that of his learned Associates; but as the Comments and Annotations of the most ingenious Men of every Age and Nation. He has called in the Aid and Assistance of every valuable Writer. He has compiled from the Talmudical and Rabbinical Writers among the Jews, and has carefully consulted the Ancient Fathers, and the best Modern Divines, among the Christians.' (etc). In view of the scale and nature of the project, it is perhaps noteworthy that there are only 142 subscribers listed, and that, of these, none are titled, and only 10 are Reverends, although there are a few Esquires. This copy belonged to one of the subscribers, Nathaniel Langborne of Whitby, of whose family and successors there are extensive entries, occupying the verso of the frontis and five blank pages at the back, the latest date recorded being 1903. Square folio (10.5 x 8.5 ins), in the original decorative full calf gilt, rubbed but restored: boards ruled in blind and decorated in blind and gilt, somewhat eroded, newly reconditioned and rebacked with four raised bands, with sections of the original very eroded decorated gilt spine laid down between them. *** N.B.: *** This work is something of a conundrum. There is no record of it in Herbert or the ESTC, or on Copac or WorldCat, or at Lambeth Palace. The 'Rev. Charles Stanhope' does not appear in the The Church of England Clergy database, and there is no record of any Stanhope having been Rector of Brinkworth. However, someone calling himself the Rev. Charles Stanhope does appear as the author of 'The New Polite Tutoress, or, Young Ladies' Best Instructor' of c.1786, as well as having overseen the publication of 'The New Lady's Magazine, or, Polite and Entertaining Companion' which began publication in 1786. Both of these were published by Alexander Hogg, of 16 Paternoster Row, ie: next door to Harrison, the publisher of the present work, reinforcing the likelihood that they are further, if less elevated, endeavours of the same Stanhope. [EXTRA Heavy Item] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        FABLIAUX OU CONTES DU XIIe ET DU XIIIe siècle, traduits ou extraits d'après divers manuscrits du tems [sic]; avec des Notes historiques & critiques, & les imitations qui ont été faites de ces Contes depuis leur origine jusqu'à nos jours. [&]Contes dévots, fables et romans anciens ; pour servir de suite aux Fabliaux, par M. Le Grand. [Suivi de] Observations sur les troubadours, par l'éditeur des Fabliaux.

      1779 - A Paris, Chez Eugène Onfroy, 1779-1781 & A Paris, Chez l'Auteur et Dufour, 1781. Quatre volumes in-8 (130 X 197) basane fauve, dos cinq nerfs ornés, caissons dorés avec fleuron central, pièces de titre et de tomaison maroquin grenat et vert, coupes filetées (reliure de l'époque). EDITION ORIGINALE, bien complète du tome supplémentaire qui manque souvent. Elle comporte une figure gravée « composée d'après les monuments du XIIIe siècle et qui représente un chevalier en armure ». Une édition en cinq volumes in-12 paraîtra à la suite en 1781. Dès le dernier quart du XVIIIe siècle, la curiosité pour la littérature du moyen-âge, à peu près négligée sinon méprisée depuis le XVIe, se traduit par la publication d'éditions accessibles, de traductions, d'adaptations ou de simples analyses d'ouvrages, de ces oeuvres singulières et méconnues. A la suite de l'érudit Barbazan (1696-1770), Legrand d'Aussy (1737-1800), qui fut conservateur des manuscrits français de la Bibliothèque Nationale, commence en 1779 la publication de son recueil de contes et fabliaux, d'une approche plus scientifique, et qui contient des notes historiques et critiques. Cet ouvrage est d'un enseignement précieux sur les goûts littéraires de la société du temps et plus spécialement sur la genèse des idées romantiques. « Ce recueil contient un grand nombre de morceaux piquants par la naïveté et par le ton satirique, double caractère qui distingue éminemment les ouvrages des plus anciens de nos poètes ; aucun livre ne fait mieux connaître les moeurs d'une époque qui ne mérite pas tous les regrets qu'on est tenté de lui accorder [?] » (Weiss, Histoire de la vie privée des Français, Paris, 1782). Plus d'une trentaine de poètes sont présents dans l'ouvrage : Adam de le Halle dit le bossu dArras, Baudouin de Condé, Bernier, Garin, Rutebeuf, etc. BEL EXEMPLAIRE de cette édition rare complète et en reliure uniforme, conservée dans sa fraiche reliure du temps. (Barbier, Dictionnaire des ouvrages anonymes, II, 417. ? Bossuat, Manuel bibliographique de la littérature française du moyen-âge, 2441. ? Brunet, Manuel de l'amateur, III, 946. ? Quérard, La France littéraire, V, 109). FINE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        THE PEEREGE OF ENGLAND Containg A Geneological and Historical Account of All The PEERS OT THAT KINGDOM, Now exsisting, either by Tenure, Summons or Creation: Their Discendents an Collateral Lines, Thei Births, Marriages, and Issue, Famous Action, both in War and Peace; Religious and Charitable Donations; Deaths, Places of Burial, Monuments, Epithaphs Also Their Paternal COAT OF ARMS, CRESTS, SUPPORTERS AND MOTTOES, Curiosly Engraved Copper Plates. Collected from Records, Old Wills, Authentic Manuscripts, etc. By ARTHUR COLLINS, Esq. IN EIGHT VOLUMES – THE FIFTH EDITIONS, Carefully Corrected and Continued to The Present Time”

      LONDON . Strahan, J. F. and C. Rivington 1779 - Opera Completa in 8 Volumi più Supplemento curato da B. Longmate edito nel 1784. Formato in 8° ; Pagine VI 456 – XXIV; 528 – XXIV; 427 – XXV; 431 – XXIV; 495 - XXX ; 423 - XXIV; 459 - XXIV; 452 – XXX ; XVI 435 – IX. Legatura editoriale in piena pelle con tassello del titolo e del numero al dorso con motivi in oro. Interno molto fresco e ben conservato. Superba ed importante opera di Araldica e Genealogia dell’Inghilterra con numerose e belle Tavole incise in rame di “Stemmi, Motti,ecc”. ed altri simboli araldici: circa 200 Figure per ogni volume. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Philosophical and Political History of the British Settlements and Trade in North America With an Introductory Preface, not in the First Edition, to which is added, an Impartial History of the Present War in America; from its Commencement, to the Present Time

      C. Denovan, Edinburgh 1779 - 1779, later edition, 410 pp. Hardcover. Rebound in blue buckram with title on spine. New endpapers, half-title present, lacking original fly leaf and blanks. Covers show light soil; text unmarked and readable. Previous owners' signatures on the new fly leaf and verso facing the title page. There is a faint blindstamp from the Library of Queens College in Kingston on the title page, and "Discarded" is written on the top margin in ink; a small scratched out stamp to the bottom of the preface is the only marking to the text. Scarce. Digital images available upon request. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Atti della Solenne Coronazione fatta in Campidoglio della Insigne Poetessa D.na Maria Maddalena Morelli Fernandez pistojese tra gli Arcadi Corilla Olimpica.

      (Parma Stamperia Reale 1779) - Octavo. xii, 296pp. First edition. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of the poetess crowned with a laurel wreath, eleven beautifully-engraved vignettes and twelve culs-de-lamp. This elegantly-printed volume was published in commemoration of the coronation of poet Maria Maddalena Morelli Fernandez with laurels on the Capitol in Rome in 1778, after enduring a three-day test of her poetic skill. She was crowned in the same ceremony that had honored Petrarch and the improvisatore Perfetti before her. Fernandez was widely renowned for her skill at poetic improvisation, and was named a member of the prestigious literary Academy of Arcadia in Rome. Upon joining the Academy, she adopted the name Corilla Olimpica. The text describes the events and includes a collection of sonnets, odes, and other poetic verses in tribute to "Corilla." Bound in stiff wrappers covered with blue, pink, and yellow marbled paper, with the title inscribed in ink on the spine. Covers show some wear to extremities, some loss to head and tail of spine, else fine. (Brooks 135). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Dictionnaire historique de la ville de Paris et de ses environs.

      4 vols. Paris: Moutard 1779. With 2 folding engraved maps. Contp. half calf, spines richly gilt. Bindings neatly restored.. Brunet 24132. Very rare

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        Defense du systeme de guerre moderne ou refutation complette du systeme de M de M D par l'auteur de l'Essai general de Tactique

      Neuchatel: without imprint, first edition , 1779. 2 volumes. 320 pages; 279 pages. 9 extending folding plates. A handsome pair in 19th Century half blue calf gilt; occasional thumbing in the text. The target of this magisterial refutation was F de Graindorge d'Orgeville baron de Menil-Durand whose own 'difficile et diffuse tactique' had been tested in 1775 at Bayeux by troops under the command of Marshal de Broglie.

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        A Chart of Port Royal and Kingston Harbours in the Island of Jamaica" from the Atlantic Neptune

      London: The British Admiralty, 1779. A CHART OF PORT ROYAL & KINGSTON, JAMAICA BY J.F.W. DES BARRES Aquatint with original hand-color Paper size: 30 1/4" x 43" In the preface to G.N.D. Evans's biography Uncommon Obdurate, the author succinctly described the remarkable accomplishments of Joseph Frederick Wallet des Barres (1721-1824) concluding that, "Few recognized in the foreign-born servant of the British Crown the genius which led him to produce in his collection of charts, The Atlantic Neptune, a magnificent contribution to hydrography and a classic of the minor arts." His esteem for the man is echoed in William P. Cumming's British Maps of Colonial America where it is acknowledged that although others contributed to the Atlantic Neptune, "his was the intellectual acumen, the driving stamina that brought it to a successful completion." Indeed, for a man who was also to become a successful landowner and British colonial governor, the Atlantic Neptune was just one of Des Barres's achievements, although undoubtedly his greatest. . Book.

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        A NARRATIVE OF COLONEL ETHAN ALLEN'S CAPTIVITY, FROM THE TIME OF HIS BEING TAKEN BY THE BRITISH...TO THE TIME OF HIS EXCHANGE...CONTAINING, HIS VOYAGES AND TRAVELS...INTERSPERSED WITH SOME POLITICAL OBSERVATIONS. WRITTEN BY HIMSELF AND NOW PUBLISHED FOR THE INFORMATION OF THE CURIOUS IN ALL NATIONS

      Philadelphia: printed, Boston: re-printed: by Draper and Folsom, 1779.. 40pp. Early 20th-century blue morocco by Macdonald, gilt inner dentelles, raised bands, spine gilt, a.e.g. Lightly edgeworn, raised bands rubbed. Modern bookplate on front pastedown. Stained and tanned. Trimmed close, costing several catchwords and occasionally shaving a running headline, page number, or letter of text. Overall, good. In a half morocco and cloth folding case, spine gilt. The excessively rare second edition of Ethan Allen's Revolutionary War captivity narrative. Four editions were printed in 1779, all of which are extremely rare. The Philadelphia edition printed by Bell is designated by Evans as the first edition, and this Boston printing is called the second edition. We have never seen a copy of the Bell edition offered for sale, and the North American Imprints Project locates only two copies of that edition - it is so rare as to be virtually unobtainable. This is only the second copy of the Boston edition that we have ever seen offered for sale. As leader of the Green Mountain Boys, Ethan Allen played a crucial role in the attack on Fort Ticonderoga, and proved to be a constant source of difficulty to the British in the Northeast. He was captured in September 1775 while leading a group of New Englanders and Quebecois in an attack on Montreal, and suffered two years of brutal captivity in British prisons, aboard prison ships, and in the New York City jail. Allen was finally exchanged for a British prisoner and wrote this account of his ordeal, excoriating the British for their cruelty and calling on Americans to forsake any thought of compromise in the revolutionary cause. Allen's narrative was very popular "and is rated second among best-selling books of the revolutionary period after Thomas Paine's COMMON SENSE" (ANB). It was reprinted several times in the following decades. The great 19th-century Americana collector, George Brinley, possessed three copies of this Boston edition, all of which were sold at the auction of his collection some 120 years ago. All three of those copies, however, were defective in some way, and the catalogue description still referred to this Boston printing as being "excessively rare." Neither Thomas W. Streeter, E.D. Church, or Herschel Jones, three of the greatest Americana collectors of the 20th century, were able to obtain any 1779 edition of Allen's narrative. The ever- bold Charles Heartman offered a copy of this Boston edition in 1930 (at the onset of the Depression) for $975. Very rare, and an essential Revolutionary War narrative. HOWES A136, "b." GILMAN, p.5. SABIN 793. EVANS 16181. NAIP w013736. ANB I, pp.309-10.

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        Théorie de l'Art des Jardins. Traduit de l'Allemand. Vols. 1-3.

      3 volumes (of 5) in 1. Chez les Heritiers de M. G. Weidmann et Reich, Leipzig 1779-81. 4to. XVI+264+IV+240+287 pages. Engraved vignettes and illustrations + 6 engraved illustration plates. Untrimmed and uncut in orig. blue wrappers. Spine worn. Unopened copy, ready for binding or box.. Further 2 volumes was published. French translation of Christian Hirschfeld's (1742 - 1792) famous work on garden architecture, "Theorie der Gartenkunst". Hirschfeld served as professor at the university of Kiel and is known as the scholar who introduced the romantic English landscape garden to Scandinavia

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        Countess Du Barry, beheaded mistress of King Louis XV, she was killed during the French Revolution

      Document Signed ?La Comtesse du Barry?, written in French on plain paper, 6.3? x 3.5?, dated September 14, 1779, appears to be in the countess\' hand. The document is written in clear dark ink, and seems to be a request for payment. A fabulous document.

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        Eloge de Voltaire, Prononce dans la L.... Maconnique des Neuf Soeurs, dont il avait ete membre.

      Geneve et se trouve a Paris, Valleyre l'aine , 1779.. In-8, broche, couverture papier marbre ancien, viii, 120 p. Rare edition originale et unique. Homme de lettres, membre de la loge maconnique des "Neuf Soeurs" ou il etait tres actif, La Dixmerie parraina l'initiation de Voltaire le 25 mars 1778. C'est egalement lui qui donna lecture de son eloge funebre au court d'une importante apotheose maconnique le 28 nov. 1778, sous la presidence de Lalande. Mecontents, l'Eglise et le gouvernement contraignirent le Grand Orient a prendre des sanctions contre la Loge et s'opposerent a la publication de cette brochure qui ne fut imprimee qu'au prix d'importantes difficultes. L'eloge est precede d'une epitre a Madame Denis, niece de Voltaire, presente a la ceremonie. (Sur cet episode, Cf. Bruno Belhoste, 'Paris savant', 2011, p. 105 et passim). (Conlon, 'Siecle des Lumieres', XIX, 79:719. France litteraire, IV, 384). Exemplaire tres frais, grand de marges, imprime sur grand papier bleute.

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        MISSISSIPPI RIVER FROM IBERVILLE TO YAZOUS

      London: J.F.W. Des Barres in the THE ATLANTIC NEPTUNE, 1st Jany. 1779.. Copper-engraved map, on two joined sheets, with original wash color. Sheet size: 65 x 25 1/4 inches. Very good. A very rare and highly important chart of the Mississippi River, from THE ATLANTIC NEPTUNE, the celebrated first British sea atlas of the American colonies. This map is one of the scarcest and most fascinating charts from Des Barres' ATLANTIC NEPTUNE, and is the finest map of the region to be produced in the 18th century. This chart was often missing from editions of the NEPTUNE, and today very rarely appears on the market. This very elegant map charts the Mississippi River, as it forms curves around the numerous oxbows, from the site of modern- day Vicksburg, Mississippi in the north, down past Baton Rouge, Louisiana in the south. The quality of the wash color and the aquatint shading used on the map creates a most elegant aesthetic, distinguishing Des Barres work for all contemporary cartographers. The present example is the second of two variants of this map that were produced. This chart was drafted during an especially fascinating and tumultuous time in the region's history. Most of the east bank of the river was under the auspices of Great Britain, having been ceded by Spain in the Treaty of Paris in 1763. In the same treaty, Spain was given control of New Orleans and the territory to the west of the river. In 1779, the year this map was printed, Spain actively sided with the Americans in the Revolutionary War. That year, the British outpost of Fort New Richmond, located on the site of Baton Rouge, was seized by the Spanish governor of Louisiana, Don Bernardo de Galvez. At the conclusion of the war, in 1783, the territory east of the Mississippi was awarded to the United States. While Des Barres' plan is far more detailed and on a larger scale, his primary source for his work was the COURSE OF THE MISSISSIPI, by Lieutenant John Ross, printed in London by Sayer & Bennett in 1776. In 1765, Ross was sent on an expedition up the river as far as Illinois, and after his return he created a manuscript map that added observations gleaned on his own surveys to the most recent French geographical information, especially that contained on the D'Anville map. One will notice that the east bank features far more detail than the opposing side, as Ross and other British surveyors were technically only permitted to explore the British side of the river. In the center of the map is "Natches," currently celebrated for its great mansions, and for being one of the most beautiful towns in the South. Further down the river, the French settlement of Pointe Coupée, with its church and fort, is depicted on the map. Further down, a series of buildings marks the sight of Fort New Richmond, where the river meets a bayou named after the founder of New Orleans, the Sieur d'Iberville. This east bank features the outlines of numerous British land grants that in most cases were not settled upon the outbreak of the Revolution. Joseph Frederick Wallet Des Barres was born in Switzerland, where his Huguenot ancestors had fled following the repeal of the Edict of Nantes. He studied under the great mathematician, Daniel Bernoulli, at the University of Basel, before immigrating to Britain, where he trained at the Royal Military College, Woolwich. Upon the outbreak of hostilities with France in 1756, he joined the British Royal American Regiment as a military engineer. He came to the attention of General James Wolfe, who appointed him to join his personal detail. During this period he also worked with the legendary future explorer, James Cook, on a monumental chart of the St. Lawrence River. Upon the conclusion of the Seven Years' War, Britain's empire in North America was greatly expanded, and this required the creation of a master atlas featuring new and accurate sea charts for use by the Royal Navy. Des Barres was enlisted to survey the coastlines of Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, and the Gulf of St. Lawrence. With these extremely accurate surveys in hand, Des Barres returned to London in 1774, where the Royal Navy charged him with the Herculean task of producing the atlas. He was gradually forwarded the manuscripts of numerous advanced surveys conducted by British cartographers in the American Colonies, Jamaica, and Cuba, of which the present map is based on the work of Samuel Holland, conducted in the 1760s. The result was THE ATLANTIC NEPTUNE, which became the most celebrated sea atlas of its era, containing the first systematic survey of the east coast of North America. Des Barres' synergy of great empirical accuracy with the peerless artistic virtue of his aquatint views, created a work that "has been described as the most splendid collection of charts, plates and views ever published" (NMM CATALOGUE). The NEPTUNE eventually consisted of four volumes, and Des Barres' dedication to the project was so strong, often at his own expense he continually updated and added new charts and views to various editions up until 1784, producing over 250 charts and views, many appearing in several variations. All of these charts were immensely detailed, featuring both hydrographical and topographical information, such that in many cases they remained the most authoritative maps of the regions covered for several decades. Following the completion of the NEPTUNE, Des Barres returned to Canada, where he remained for a further forty years, becoming a senior political figure and a wealthy land owner, living to the advanced age of 103. NMM CATALOGUE III:143, p.384. SELLERS & VAN EE, MAPS AND CHARTS OF NORTH AMERICA AND THE WEST INDIES 791. NMM, HENRY NEWTON STEVENS COLLECTION 172B.

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        THE NORTH-AMERICAN PILOT FOR NEWFOUNDLAND, LABRADORE, THE GULF AND RIVER ST. LAURENCE: BEING A COLLECTION OF SIXTY ACCURATE CHARTS AND PLANS, DRAWN FROM ORIGINAL SURVEYS: TAKEN BY JAMES COOK AND MICHAEL LANE, SURVEYORS, AND JOSEPH GILBERT, AND OTHER OFFICERS IN THE KING'S SERVICE

      London: Printed and sold by R. Sayer & J. Bennett, 1779.. Title, dedication, 2pp. index of the charts (with the text of Cook's letter to the publisher appearing at the bottom of the second page). Twenty-two double-page and/or folding engraved charts after James Cook, Michael Lane, Joseph Gilbert, and others. Extra-illustrated with a small format letterpress advertisement (13 3/4 x 7 3/4 inches) mounted on the inside front cover, "A Catalogue of Pilots and Sea Charts, printed for, and sold by R. Sayer and J. Bennett, No. 53, Fleet Street" (listing THE NORTH- AMERICAN PILOT for sale at £3 7s for both parts, making it the most expensive item in the catalogue). Folio. Expertly bound to style in 18th- century half russia over contemporary marbled paper-covered boards, modern blue morocco-backed cloth box, spine gilt. [with:] (PART THE SECOND.) THE NORTH-AMERICAN PILOT FOR NEW ENGLAND, NEW YORK, PENSILVANIA, MARYLAND, AND VIRGINIA; ALSO THE TWO CAROLINAS, AND FLORIDA, DRAWN FROM ORIGINAL SURVEYS, TAKEN BY CAPT. JOHN GASCOIGNE, JOHSUA [sic] FISHER, JACOB BLAMEY, AND OTHER OFFICERS AND PILOTS IN HIS MAJESTY'S SERVICE. London: Printed and sold by R. Sayer and J. Bennett, 1783. Title. Ten double-page and/or folding engraved charts after Capt. John Gascoigne, Joshua Fisher, Jacob Blamey, and others. Folio. Expertly bound to style in 18th-century half russia over contemporary marbled paper-covered boards uniform to part one above, modern blue morocco-backed cloth boxes, spines gilt uniform to part one above. Very good. An incredible American cartographic rarity: the complete NORTH-AMERICAN PILOT, including Captain James Cook's monumental surveys of Newfoundland and Labrador, as well as the most important coastal charts of America at the start of the Revolution, including Anthony Smith's famed chart of the Chesapeake. The first part of THE NORTH- AMERICAN PILOT comprises the most thorough and detailed mapping of the Canadian territory ceded to Great Britain at the end of the French and Indian War. Surveys of the region were immediately ordered, as the waterways were deemed of vital economic importance to the inland fur trade. Selected for the task were James Cook and Michael Lane. "The charting of Newfoundland and southern Labrador by Cook, in the years 1763- 67, and by his successor Michael Lane, in 1768-73, was unequalled, for thoroughness and method, by any previous hydrographic work by Englishmen; and it produced the first charts of this extensive and difficult coastline that could (in the words of a later hydrographer) 'with any degree of safety be trusted by the seaman'" - Skelton & Tooley. For Cook, his accomplishment led directly to his being commissioned to the Endeavor, launching his reputation as the greatest maritime explorer of his age, and perhaps of all time. Cook's charts were first published in 1769, under the title A COLLECTION OF CHARTS, but containing only ten maps; in 1775, they were republished with additions by Jefferys within the first part of THE NORTH-AMERICAN PILOT. Present here is the third edition of the first part of THE NORTH-AMERICAN PILOT, containing the full complement of charts, with additions updating the charts in the midst of the American Revolution. In this edition, compared to the previous, the list of maps has been reset with Cook's letter now appearing at the bottom of the second page (earlier editions used the letter facing the title). Later editions of the PILOT would be published by Laurie and Whittle into the 19th century; all pre-Laurie and Whittle editions are of the utmost rarity. The maps in the first part comprise: 1) Cook and Lane: "A General Chart of the Island of Newfoundland with the Rocks and Soundings." 10 May 1775. Double-page (approximate plate area: 21 1/2 x 22 1/4 inches). 2) Chabert, Cook, and Fleurieu: "A Chart of the Banks of Newfoundland." 25 March 1775. Double-page (plate area: 20 1/4 x 26 1/2 inches). 3) "A Chart of the South-east Part of Newfoundland, Containing the Bays of Placentia, St. Mary, Trespassy and Conception." 10 May 1770. Double-page (plate area: 20 1/2 x 27 3/4 inches). 4) "Trinity Harbour / Carboniere and Harbour Grace / St. John's Harbour." 10 May 1770. Three maps on one single- page sheet (plate area: 15 x 11 1/2 inches). 5) "The Harbour of Trepassey with Mutton and Biscay Bays / The Road and Harbour of Placentia. By James Cook / St. Mary's Harbour." 10 May 1770. Three maps on one single- page sheet (plate area: 14 x 12 inches). 6) Cook: "A Chart of Part of the South Coast of Newfoundland including the islands of Langley, St. Pierre and Miquelon with the Southern Entrance into the Gulph of St. Laurence...." 10 May 1774. Folding, printed on three joined sheets (approximate plate area: 26 1/2 x 68 1/2 inches). With a 7 3/4 x 8-inch flap, extending the mapping of Fortune Bay to Cape Mille. 7) Jefferys: "A New Map of Nova Scotia and Cape Breton Island." 15 June 1775. Double page (19 x 24 1/2 inches). 8) "The Island of Sable." 10 May 1770. Single page (plate area: 11 1/2 x 15 1/4 inches). 9) Morris: "A Chart of the Harbour of Halifax in Nova Scotia." 25 March 1775. Double page (plate area: 16 1/2 x 24 1/2 inches). 10) "A Draught of the Gut of Canso Between Nova Scotia and Cape Breton Island / A Plan of Port Dauphin / A plan of Murgain or Cow Bay." 25 March 1775. Single page (approximate plate area: 14 x 21 inches). 11) "A Chart of the Gulf of St. Laurence." 25 March 1775. Double page (plate area: 25 1/4 x 20 1/2 inches). 12) "A Chart of the Magdelen Islands in the Gulf of St. Laurence." Single page (plate area: 11 1/4 x 14 1/4 inches). 13) "A Map of the Island of St. John in the Gulf of St. Laurence...improved from the late survey of Captain Holland." 6 April 1775. Double page (plate area: 15 x 28 1/4 inches). 14) "A Plan of Chaleur Bay in the Gulf of St. Laurence." 25 March 1775. Single page (approximate plate area: 14 x 21 1/2 inches). 15) "A Plan of Ristigouche Harbour in Chaleur Bay." 25 March 1775. Single page (plate area: 14 x 21 inches). 16) Cook: "A Chart of the West Coast of Newfoundland." 10 May 1770. Folding, printed on three joined sheets (approximate plate area: 19 3/4 x 67 1/2 inches). 17) Cook and Lane: "A Chart of the Straights of Bellisle with part of the coast of Newfoundland and Labradore." 10 May 1770. Folding, printed on two joined sheets (plate area: 24 1/2 x 45 inches). 18) Gilbert: "A Chart of the Coast of Labradore, from the Straights of Bell Isle to Cape Bluff." 10 May 1770. Double page (plate area: 22 x 19 inches). 19) Lane: "A Chart of part of the Coast of Labradore, from Grand Point to Shecatica." 10 May 1770. Double page (plate area: 20 x 21 inches). 20-22) "A New Chart of the River St. Laurence from the Island of Anticonti to the Falls of Richelieu." 16 February 1775. Dimensions as follow: [Part the first, from Cape Rosiers and Anticosti Island to Cape des Monts Peles]. Folding, on two joined sheets (plate area: 34 x 31 1/4 inches). [Part the second, shewing the course of the river from Cape des Monts Peles to Hare Island]. Folding, on two joined sheets (plate area: 34 1/2 x 31 1/4 inches). [Part the third, comprehending the course of the river from Kamourasca Islands to the Falls of Richelieu]. Folding, on two joined sheets (34 x 31 1/2 inches). In 1776, shortly after news of American Independence reached Great Britain, publishers Sayer and Bennett issued a second part to their previously published THE NORTH-AMERICAN PILOT, to encompass the coastline of the American colonies. The maps issued here include famed cartographic productions by John Gascoigne, Joshua Fisher, Anthony Smith, and others. Many maps include additions reflecting the early battles of the war (such as the plan of Charlestown, showing the attack on Fort Sullivan). This second part of THE NORTH-AMERICAN PILOT was first published in 1776 and subsequently reissued with additional maps in 1777 [as the present copy]. The additional maps comprise a double-page chart of the Atlantic Ocean (map 1 below) and a four-sheet map of the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean joined as two (maps 12 and 13 below). Copies of part the second are rarely found accompanying part the first. This edition of part the second is particularly desirable as it is the first to contain the full complement of maps. The maps in the second part comprise: 1) "A Chart of the Atlantic Ocean." 20 February 1782. Double page (plate area: 20 x 25 1/2 inches). 2) "A Chart of the Harbour of Boston." Folding, on two joined sheets (plate area: 21 1/2 x 34 1/2 inches). 3) "Chart of the Entrance of Hudson's River, from Sandy Hook to New York." 1 June 1776. Double page (plate area: 28 x 21 inches). 4) Fisher: "A Chart of Delaware Bay and River." 10 July 1776. Double page (plate area: 19 1/4 x 27 1/4 inches). 5-6) Smith: "A New and Accurate Chart of the Bay of Chesapeake." 1 July 1776. Upper half, folding printed on two joined sheets (approximate plate area: 20 x 55 inches). Lower half, folding printed on two joined sheets (approximate plate area: 20 x 55 inches). 7) "Plan of Cape Fear River from Bar to Brunswick." 1 July 1776. Double page (plate area: 21 x 15 inches). 8) "An Exact Plan of Charles-town Bar and Harbour." 31 August 1776. Double page (approximate plate area: 21 1/2 x 27 3/4 inches). 9) Gascoigne: "A Plan of Port Royal in South Carolina." 15 May 1776. Folding (approximate plate area: 28 x 23 1/2 inches). 10) Gascoigne: "A Plan of the River and Sound of D'Awfoskee in South Carolina." 15 May 1776. Double page (plate area: 26 x 18 1/2 inches). 11) Blamey: "A Plan of Amelia Harbour and Bar in East Florida." 1 July 1776. Double page (plate area: 24 x 16 inches). 12) Jefferys: "The Coast of West Florida and Louisiana / The Peninsula and Gulf of Florida or Channel of Bahama with the Bahama Islands." 20 February 1775. Folding, on two joined sheets (19 1/4 x 48 3/4 inches). 13) Jefferys: "The Coast of Yucatan from Campeche to Bahia del Ascencion / The Island of Cuba with part of the Bahama Banks & the Martys." 20 February 1775. Folding, on two joined sheets (plate area: 19 1/2 x 48 3/4 inches). SABIN 55557. HOWES J84, "b". PHILLIPS 1209 (1777 ed). BEDDIE 1938 (part 1 only). SKELTON & TOOLEY 17 (part 1 only).

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        Dictionnaire historique de la ville de Paris et de ses environs.

      . 4 vols. Paris: Moutard 1779. With 2 folding engraved maps. Contp. half calf, spines richly gilt. Bindings neatly restored. * Brunet 24132. Very rare..

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        Mississipi River from Iberville to Yazous

      J.F.W. Des Barres in the 'The Atlantic Neptune', London 1779 - Copper-engraved map, on two joined sheets, with original wash colour. A very rare and highly important chart of the Mississippi River, from 'The Atlantic Neptune,' the celebrated first British sea atlas of the American colonies. This map is one of the scarcest and most fascinating charts from Des Barres' Atlantic Neptune', and is the finest map of the region to be produced in the eighteenth-century. This chart was often missing from editions of the Neptune , and today very rarely appears on the market. This very elegant map charts the Mississippi River, as it forms curves around the numerous oxbows, from the site of modern-day Vicksburg, Mississippi in the north, down past Baton Rouge, Louisiana in the south. The quality of the wash colour and the aquatint shading used on the map creates a most elegant aesthetic, distinguishing Des Barres work for all contemporary cartographers. The present example is the second of two variants of this map that were produced. This chart was drafted during an especially fascinating and tumultuous time in the region's history. Most of the east bank of the river was under the auspices of Great Britain, having been ceded by Spain during the Treaty of Paris in 1763. In the same treaty, Spain was given control of New Orleans and the territory to the west of the river. In 1779, the year this map was printed, Spain actively sided with the Americans in the Revolutionary War. That year, the British outpost of Fort New Richmond, located on the site of Baton Rouge, was seized by the Spanish governor of Louisiana, Don Bernardo de Galvez. At the conclusion of the war, in 1783, the territory east of the Mississippi was awarded to the United States. While Des Barres' plan is far more detailed, and in a larger scale, his primary source for his work was the Course of the Mississipi , by Lt. John Ross, printed in London by Sayer & Bennett in 1776. In 1765, Ross was sent on an expedition up the river as far as Illinois, and after his return he created a manuscript map that added observations gleaned on his own surveys to the most recent French geographical information, especially that contained on the D'Anville map. One will notice that the east bank features far more detail than the opposing side, as Ross and other British surveyors were technically only permitted to explore the British side of the river. In the centre of the map is "Natches," currently celebrated for its great mansions, and for being one of the most beautiful towns in the south. Further down the river, the French settlement of Pointe Coupée, with its church and fort is depicted on the map. Further down, a series of buildings marks the sight of Fort New Richmond, where the river meets a bayou named after the founder of New Orleans, the Sieur d'Iberville. This east bank features the outlines of numerous British land grants, that in most cases, were not settled upon the outbreak of the Revolution. Joseph Frederick Wallet Des Barres was born in Switzerland, where his Huguenot ancestors had fled following the repeal of the Edict of Nantes. He studied under the great mathematician Daniel Bernoulli at the University of Basel, before immigrating to Britain where he trained at the Royal Military College, Woolwich. Upon the outbreak of hostilities with France in 1756, he joined the British Royal American Regiment as a military engineer. He came to the attention of General James Wolfe, who appointed him to join his personal detail. During this period he also worked with the legendary future explorer James Cook on a monumental chart of the St. Lawrence River. Upon the conclusion of the Seven Years War, Britain's empire in North America was greatly expanded, and this required the creation of a master atlas featuring new and accurate sea charts for use by the Royal Navy. Des Barres was enlisted to survey the coastlines of Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, and the Gulf of St. Lawrence. With these extremely accurate surveys in hand, Des Barres returned to London in 1

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        La Martinique par les Ingenieurs Anglais par Jefferys 1775.

      1779 - Paris: Le Rouge, 1779. 485 x 625mm. A French edition of Jefferys' map of Martinique as published in the West India Atlas. An inset shows the Baie de Fort de France.

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        [Playbill, 1779}

      (Moliere, Jean-Baptiste Poquelin.) [Playbill] Avec Permission Les Comediens FranÁois et Italiens Donneront aujouríhui Jeudi 28 Janvier 1779. Amphitrion, Comedie en trois Actes de Moliere, Suivie Du Marechal, OpÈra en deux Actes. [ Paris, 1779]. Playbill on paper. 17 ?" x 14 1/8" laid down on cardboard. Upper right corner restored with some lettering in manuscript. For full description see: http://goldenlegend.com/pdfs/PDFs%20of%20Descriptions/amphitrion.pdf.

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        Autograph Letter Signed

      This noted merchant, land speculator, canal and agricultural promoter and businessman began as a Revolutionary War patriot who acted as courier for George Washington and others; in 1779 he was sent to France with dispatches for Benjamin Franklin; by 1789 he was an Albany businessman and one of the founders of the Bank of Albany; in 1791, together with Jeremiah Van Rensselaer, Stephen Bayard and Philip Van Cordtlandt, he explored western New York to purchase land and explore the idea of a canal connecting the Hudson River with Lake Erie -- making him one of the originators of the idea of the Erie Canal. ALS, 2pp, 7½" X 12½", New York, NY, 1798 June 22. Addressed to "Dear friend" -- Jeremiah Van Rensselaer (1738-1810) of the influential Van Rensselaer family, a New York representative, president of the Bank of Albany from 1798-1806, lieutenant governor from 1801-04. Very good. Light age toning. Superb content, mainly concerning various financial matters. In part: " I know you have no Confidence in Perkins Points -- But Our Old [ ? ] has no Rest without their Aid every Evng. -- this is proof in Point -- So let me advise you to borrow a Set -- & have yourself Well Stroked.... The Ill Natured Mac Grigor has absolutely Refused to pay Nobles draft. But I am happy to add, Mr. Noble will be with you Next Week & will positively pay it. I am distressed to Death for Mony -- Mony -- & if I Could git the House off my Hands, I Should Risk Seriously of Quitting Here -- What think you of Hudson -- or Poughkipsie?" Intriguing, if cryptic: "Those best acquainted I find Viced [vexed?] with the utmost horror at impending Fate -- GOD only knows -- but we deserve & will surely be Severely Chastised -- Let me beg you will Still keep my old friend Richard the Prophet in Sight -- compare events & appearances with his predictions...." Fascinating if at times cryptic -- worthy of further research. Very scarce.

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        Kst.- Karte, v. G. Zuliani n. P.A. N. Novelli bei Antonio Zatta, "Atlante Novissimo Tomo I".

      . altkol., 1779, 32 x 42. Not in Shirley, Courtiers and Cannibals ..; not in Tooley, Title Pages. - Die Titelkartusche befindet sich in der Mitte des Blattes und ist umgeben von zahlr. figürlichen allegorischen Darstellungen, die astronomische Instrumente bedienen bzw. in den Händen halten.

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        Ausführliche Beschreibung des gegenwärtigen Zustandes des Königl. Preußischen Herzogthums Vor=und Hinterpommern Erster Theil welcher außer der allgemeinen Einleitung die Beschreibung des Preussischen Vorpommern enthält

      H.G. Essenbart Königl. Buchdrucker 1779 Stettin. Seiten: 288 Leinen Ort+Landeskarte CCCXIII (=313)+276+Register gut erh.Pergament d. Zeit; Vorderes Aussengelenk geplatzt,iteressantes Ex Libris,letzte Seiten mit kleinen Randausrissen alle ohne Textverlust,fachmännisch hinterlegt SEHR SELTEN KEIN SCHUTZUMSCHLAG !.

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        Only months after he began his treasonous correspondence with British agent John André in New York, Benedict Arnold places his New Haven home up for sale<br>

      Autograph Letter Signed "B Arnold", as Major General, 3 pages, 6" x 7.5", front and verso, on two conjoined sheets, addressed by Arnold on the verso of the third page to "Mr Jacob Thompson / New Haven". Philadelphia, November 2, 1779. Expected folds, loss from seal tear (repaired) affects two words in text, archival tape remnants at top margin, small pin hole and minor loss to third page not affecting text, else very good. Deeply in debt and with little hope for reimbursement from Congress, Arnold was also about to face a court martial investigating his conduct while military governor of Philadelphia. Arnold had already offered his services to the British in May 1779, and anticipating that his New Haven mansion would be confiscated in the event of his defection, he sends instructions to his friend Jacob Thompson to sell it: "As I believe People are under no Apprehension of the Enemy's Visit

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        Undersøgelse om National-Velstands Natur og Aarsag. Af det Engelske oversat og med nogle Anmærkninger oplyst af Dræbye. 2 Deele. [Anden Deel:] Hertil er føiet Gourvenør Pownals Brev til Forfatteren i hvilket nogle af de i dette Værk fremsatte Læresætninger prøves.

      Kiøbenhavn [Copenhagen], 1779-80. 8vo. Two nice contemporary half calf bindings with four raised bands and gilt leather title label to spines. Volume one lacking one cm of upper part of spine. Volume two with a small tear to lower part of spine. Both volumes with light brown spotting throughout, however, mainly affecting first and last five leaves of both volumes. A fine set. (12), 575; (8), 775, (3, - errata) pp.. The extremely scarce first Danish edition of Adam Smith's seminal main work, "the first and greatest classic of modern economic thought" (PMM 221), the main foundational work of the era of liberal free trade. This publication constitutes the first Danish work worth mentioning in the history of economic thought - in spite of the great interest in political economy that dominated Danish political thought in the last quarter of the 18th century. The value of Smith's work was not immediately recognized in Denmark at the time of its appearance and a quarter of a century had to go by for its importance to be acknowledged and for Danish political economy to adapt the revolutionizing theories of Adam Smith. Few copies of the translation were published and sold, and the book is now a great scarcity. As opposed to for instance the German translation of the work, Smith concerned himself a great deal with this Danish translation. As is evident from preserved correspondence about it, he reacted passionately to it and was deeply concerned with the reaction to his work in Scandinavia (see "Correspondence of Adam Smith", Oxford University Press, 1977).- As an example, Smith writes in a letter to Andreas Holt on Oct. 26th, 1780: "It gives me the greatest pleasure to hear that Mr. Dreby has done me the distinguished honour of translating my Book into the Danish language. I beg you will present to him my most sincere thanks and most respectful Compliments. I am much concerned that I cannot have the pleasure of reading it in his translation, as I am so unfortunate as not to understand the Danish language." The translation was made by Frants Dræby (1740-1814), the son a whiskey distiller in Copenhagen, who mastered as a theologian and was then hired by the great Norwegian merchant James Collett as tutor to his son. There can be no doubt that Dræbye's relation to the Collett house had a great impact upon his interest in economics. In the middle of the 1770'ies, Dræbye accompanied Collett's son on travels throughout Europe, which took them to England in the year 1776, the same year that the "Wealth of Nations" was published for the first time. Through the Colletts, Dræbye was introduced to the mercantile environment in England and here became thoroughly acquainted with English economics and politics at the time. It is presumably here that he gets acquainted with Adam Smith's freshly published revolutionary work. When Dræbye returned to Denmark at the end of 1776, he was appointed chief of the Norwegian secretariat of the Board of Economics and Trade. He began the translation of the "Wealth of Nations" that he brought back with him from England immediately after his return."WN [i.e. Wealth of Nations] was translated into Danish by Frants Dræbye and published in 1779 (three years after the first English edition). The translation was initiated by Andreas Holt and Peter Anker, who were acquainted with Smith. Dræbye was a Dane who lived mainly in Norway, reflecting the fact that Norway was much more British-oriented than Denmark proper (Denmark and Norway were united until 1814, when Sweden took Norway away from the Danes; in 1905 Norway became an independent state). Norwegian merchants lived from exporting timber to Britain and tended on the whole to be adherents of a liberal economic policy, whereas the absolutist government in Copenhagen was more German-oriented and had economic views similar to those in contemporary Prussia." (Cheng-chung Lai (edt.): "Adam Smith Across Nations", p. (37)). The last quarter of the eighteenth century in Denmark was dominated by a lively discussion of monetary policy and the institutional framework best suited to realize that policy. There was a vital interest in questions of economic concern, and contemporary Danish sources refer to the period as "this economic age" and state things such as "never was the world more economically minded" (both from "Denmark and Norway's Economic Magazine"). During this period, Smith's revolutionary ideas did not play a major role, however, and only at the beginning of the 19th century did Danish politicians and economists come to realize the meaning of Smith's views. "Without exaggeration it can essentially be said that a quarter of a century was to pass from the time of the publication of the book in Denmark before Danish political economy fully made Adam Smith's theories and points of view its own. It took so long a time because the economic conditions as a whole in the years from 1780-1800 did not make desirable or necessary the changing of their concepts. That glorious commercial period had to pass before it was understood that we had altogether too little help in our own natural resources and that a different course was, therefore, necessary. Only when one had come so far could the new thinking find a nourishing soil so that it could develop strength with which to push aside the old ideas."(Hans Degen: "On the Danish Translation of Adam Smith and Contemporary Opinion Concerning It." Translated by Henrietta M. Larson. In: Adam Smith Across Nations, p. 51). This first Danish translation is one of the very earliest translations of "Wealth of Nations"; it is only preceded by the German (1776-78) and the extremely scarce French (1778-79). As a comparison, the Italian translation does not appear until 1790-91, the Spanish 1792, the Swedish 1800-1804, the Russian 1802, etc.Adam Smith Across Nations: A4 - nr. 1. "All five books were translated; appears to be a complete translation. The long letter from Governor Pownall to Adam Smith (25 Sept. 1776) is added as the Appendix (vol. 2, pp. 683 ff.)."

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        Regno della Russia anticamente Sarmatia. Governo Monarchico.

      1779 - Florence: Aniello Lamberti, 1779. Original colour. Sheet size 108 x 71mm. A rare miniature map of Russia engraved by Lamberti for the 'Minchiate', the Florentine version of the Tarot, which had each card marked with an arcane symbol. The full set was published in Augusto Da Rabatta and Jean Baptiste De Baillou's pocket atlas 'Nuovo Atlante Generale'. Information on the map is minimal, but an extensive key gives the names of the various regions.

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