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      Paris: Jean-Francois Bastien, 1779. Minor foxing to title, one page repaired, else near fine.. First edition [xvi], 84p. Illustrated with engraved title frontispiece, vignette, 4 plates, and 4 tailpieces by Leclerc. Newly rebound in quarter dark green morocco with marbled sides, original spine label retained Fine engravings, the rare first edition

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        THE TOWN MEETING [manuscript caption title]

      [N.p., but possibly New York. ca. 1779].. [3]pp. Folio, on a folded sheet. Old fold lines. Some separation at vertical fold, old folds on final leaf neatly repaired with later paper. Docketed on verso. Light foxing and wear. About very good. A contemporary manuscript copy, in an unknown hand, of Stansbury's "The Town Meeting," a Loyalist screed in twenty-seven verses. This clever but bitter poem was first published at New York in Rivington's ROYAL GAZETTE, No. 286, June 26, 1779 under the title of "An Historical Ballad of the Proceedings at Philadelphia, 24th and 25th May, 1779, by a Loyalist who happened to pass through the City at that Time, on his way from the Southward to New York." Stansbury's opening shot across the bow calls into question the character of the Continental officers: "But when, on closer look, I spied / The Speaker march with gallant stride, / I knew myself mistaken; / For he, on Trenton's well-fought day / To Burlington mistook his way / And fairly saved his bacon. / With him a number more appeared, / Whose names their Corp'rals never heard / To muster-rolls a stranger: / To save their fines they took the Gun / Determined with the rest to run / On any glimpse of danger." In the second canto, he speaks of looting Tory property, writing: "The Mob tumultuous instant seize / With venom'd rage on whom they please / The People cannot err; / Can it be wrong in Freedom's Cause / To tread down Justice, Order, Laws, / When all the Mob concur." He later takes particular jabs at James Bayard, Joseph Reed, and Benjamin Rush, among others. Joseph Stansbury (1750–1809) was an importing merchant who was born in England, moved to Philadelphia, and then New York. A devoted Loyalist, Stansbury and his good friend Joanthan Odell together wrote satiric political verse in support of the Crown. His verses were later edited by Winthrop Sargent under the title of STANSBURY'S AND ODELL'S LOYAL VERSES (Albany, 1860). Notably, Stansbury and Odell acted as intermediaries between Benedict Arnold and General Henry Clinton when Arnold decided to defect to the British. Stansbury, in fact, served as courier for Benedict Arnold's first written overture to Clinton. A manuscript copy such as this may have been circulated amongst friends. An interesting piece of contemporary Loyalist literature.

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        Nuove Canzoni Pastorali ed Altre Rime Diverse di Girolamo Pompei Gentiluomo Veronese. Si aggiungono alcuni suoi volgarizzamenti dal Greco.

      per gli eredi di Marco Moroni con licenza de' superiori, 1779 - In Verona, per gli eredi di Marco Moroni con licenza de' superiori, 1779. In 8 de XL-228pp., reliure en plein carton souple de l'époque, titre manuscrit à l'encre noire à la tête du dos, frontispice orné d'un magnifique portrait de Maria Beatrice d'Este à laquelle le livre est dédié, gravé par Christophe de l'Aqua Nicentia, ex-libris manuscrit à l'encre noire de l'époque sur une étiquette en bandeau contrecollée sur la page de titre au nom de Stefano Longanesi di Bagnocavallo, date 1796 manuscrite à l'encre noire au dessus des indications d'imprimeur, dernière page de garde absente, grandes marges, intérieur frais, la fin du volume contient principalement des épigrammes écrits en grec avec la traduction en italien au dessus, bon et bel exemplaire. Ouvrage peu commun. Girolamo Pompei (1731-1788), natif de Vérone et décédé dans la même ville, est surtout connu pour sa traduction des ''Vies'' de Plutarque et ses écrits imitant ceux de Gessner. Cet ouvrage contient des écrits pastoraux, avec des chants et des sonnets ainsi qu'un index. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        CRATA REPOA ("... or How in the Ancient Times Was conducting Initiation into the Secret Society of Egyptian Priests"). First in Russian

      St. Petersburg: Kleen, 1779 Text in Russian. 6-1/8" x 4" half-leather. Engraved decorations. Occult treatise. From the library of Petr Kaznacheev with his bookplate. Very Rare. Bound together with "Dikiy Chelovek...". Price is for both books. Please see the picture. For more images please visit our website. . HB.

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        Historia Corographica, Natural y Evangelica de la Nueva Andalucía, Provincias de Cumaná, Guayana, y vertientes del río Orinoco.

      [Madrid], [Juan de San Martín] 1779 - Fol. mayor (34,6x23,4 cm.) Frontis grabado, mapa grabado y 3 láminas grabadas al cobre. Plena piel de época marmoleada, lomo con tejuelo. Ejemplar en GRAN PAPEL de la primera edición de la que sin duda alguna está considerada como la fuente más importante para el estudio histórico y descriptivo de Venezuela, norte de Brasil y Guayanas. Fray Antonio Caulín, misionero dominico, participó en la expedición formada para fijar los límites entre España y Portugal en las fuentes del Orinoco y del Río Negro, conociendo así, sobre el terreno, el territorio, la geografía, la historia natural y los grupos indígenas de esta zona del Nuevo Mundo que después describiría detalladamente en su Historia Corographica. Fray Antonio Caulín divide su obra en cuatro libros. El primero de ellos lo dedica por entero a situarnos en el contexto geográfico, étnico y sociopolítico en el que pretende desarrollar su obra. En el segundo nos relata las diferentes conquistas que directa o indirectamente ha recogido convirtiéndose en algunos capítulos en espectador directo. En el tercer libro pasa a relatar la propia conquista evangélica, misiones, fundaciones, expediciones, de misioneros que se adentran en el desierto verde de la selva. La última parte es una exhortación a los religiosos, para que busquen por medio de la predicación una salvación de su alma. También se encuentran elegías a la vida de sus predecesores o a compañeros con los que convivió, que invitan a reflexionar sobre la 'muerte en santidad' y la 'plena salvación'. La descripción científica de las observaciones, el método seguido para elaborarlas, la búsqueda de la verdad que le hace contradecir en numerosas ocasiones a los tratadistas ya consolidados, son los aspectos más sobresalientes de la Historia Corográfica. La obra se sitúa dentro del grupo de estudios científicos que, sufragados por la monarquía, tenían como objetivo alcanzar un mayor grado de conocimiento de la geografía, etnología, historia natural y economía, entre otros aspectos, de las posesiones españolas en América. El mapa plegado que lo ilustra fue grabado por Louis de Surville por orden del ministro de Indias José de Gálvez. Buen ejemplar, conservando su encuadernación original. Palau, 50407; Medina, BHA, 4893; Salvá, 3291. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE EXAMINATION OF JOSEPH GALLOWAY, Esq; Late Speaker of the House of Assembly of Pennsylvania. Before the House of Commons, in a committee on the American Papers. With Explanatory Notes

      London, J. Wilkie, 1779.. FIRST EDITION, 1779, 8vo, approximately 210 x 125 mm, 8¼ x 4¾ inches, pages: [2], 1-85, bound in half morocco over marbled sides, gilt dividing lines, gilt lettering to spine with gilt motif and rules at head and tail, marbled endpapers. Tail of spine very slightly chipped, upper hinge cracked but holding firmly, gilt lettering on spine slightly worn, corners slightly rubbed, title page lightly foxed, originally published as a pamphlet with stab holes showing in inner margins. A very good copy of the first edition. Reprinted the following year in London, there was no American edition until 1855. Joseph Galloway (1731–1803) was a prominent loyalist during the American Revolution. He was born at West River, Maryland and moved with his father to Pennsylvania in 1740, where he received a liberal schooling. He studied law, was admitted to the bar and began practice in Philadelphia. Galloway was a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from 1757-1775 and served as Speaker of the House from 1766-1774. He was a member of the Continental Congress in 1774, where he proposed a compromise plan for Union with Great Britain which would provide the colonies with their own parliament subject to the crown. He signed the nonimportation agreement, but was opposed to independence of the thirteen colonies and remained loyal to the King. In December of 1776, Galloway joined the British General Howe and accompanied him on his capture of Philadelphia. During the British occupation, he was appointed Superintendent of Police, and headed the civil government. When the British withdrew, he went with them, and, in 1778, he moved to England. That same year, the Pennsylvania General Assembly convicted him of high treason and confiscated his estates. In 1779 he was examined before the House of Commons on the conduct of the war in America, and made accusations against the British commander, claiming that the failure of the British was because of General Howe's incompetence. See A Dictionary of Books Relating to America by Joseph Sabin, Volume 1, Galloway, column 136, 26427. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        The Toilet of Flora; or, A Collection of the Most Simple and Approved Methods of Preparing Baths, Essences, Pomatums, Powders, Perfumes, and Sweet-Scented Waters -

      London: Printed for J. Murray, 1779. Third edition ("A New Eition [sic], Improved"). 12mo. Frontispiece (mounted). [xxii], 252 pp., lacking half-title. Recased in paper boards over cloth, paper spine label titled in manuscript. Binding worn, loss to spine label, small hole to title-page, light dampstaining to first few leaves, worming at gutter, rear joint cracked. ESTC T145047 . The third English edition of this early beauty manual, a translation of La toilette de Flore by Pierre-Joseph Buc'hoz

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        A View Of The Evidence Relative to the Conduct of The American War Under Sir William Howe, Lord Viscount Howe, and General Burgoyne; as Given Before a Committee of the House of Commons Last Session of Parliament. To which is added A Collection of The Celebrated Fugitive Pieces

      London: Sold by Richardson and Urquart under the Exchange ..., 1779. The second edition, same year as the first. Front hinge weak but firm, some wear in spine channels and ends, rubbing of edges, old name (?Lord Blanty?) in ink at top of title page, interior fine. Octavo.

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        THE TOWN MEETING [manuscript caption title].

      [N.p., but possibly New York. ca. 1779]. - [3]pp. Folio, on a folded sheet. Old fold lines. Some separation at vertical fold, old folds on final leaf neatly repaired with later paper. Docketed on verso. Light foxing and wear. About very good. A contemporary manuscript copy, in an unknown hand, of Stansbury's "The Town Meeting," a Loyalist screed in twenty-seven verses. This clever but bitter poem was first published at New York in Rivington's ROYAL GAZETTE, No. 286, June 26, 1779 under the title of "An Historical Ballad of the Proceedings at Philadelphia, 24th and 25th May, 1779, by a Loyalist who happened to pass through the City at that Time, on his way from the Southward to New York." Stansbury's opening shot across the bow calls into question the character of the Continental officers: "But when, on closer look, I spied / The Speaker march with gallant stride, / I knew myself mistaken; / For he, on Trenton's well-fought day / To Burlington mistook his way / And fairly saved his bacon. / With him a number more appeared, / Whose names their Corp'rals never heard / To muster-rolls a stranger: / To save their fines they took the Gun / Determined with the rest to run / On any glimpse of danger." In the second canto, he speaks of looting Tory property, writing: "The Mob tumultuous instant seize / With venom'd rage on whom they please / The People cannot err; / Can it be wrong in Freedom's Cause / To tread down Justice, Order, Laws, / When all the Mob concur." He later takes particular jabs at James Bayard, Joseph Reed, and Benjamin Rush, among others. Joseph Stansbury (1750–1809) was an importing merchant who was born in England, moved to Philadelphia, and then New York. A devoted Loyalist, Stansbury and his good friend Joanthan Odell together wrote satiric political verse in support of the Crown. His verses were later edited by Winthrop Sargent under the title of STANSBURY'S AND ODELL'S LOYAL VERSES (Albany, 1860). Notably, Stansbury and Odell acted as intermediaries between Benedict Arnold and General Henry Clinton when Arnold decided to defect to the British. Stansbury, in fact, served as courier for Benedict Arnold's first written overture to Clinton. A manuscript copy such as this may have been circulated amongst friends. An interesting piece of contemporary Loyalist literature.

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        Dictionnaire Historique de la Ville de Paris et ses Environs. (Dédié à M. Le Marechal .

      Chez Moutard. Paris. 1779. - . Duc de Brissac). 4 volumes in-8, reliés plein cuir d'époque, manquent les coiffes, 8ff. une grande carte depl. de Paris et des environs+720+792+784+un grand plan de Paris+847pp.

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        Descrizione della Cargna nel Friuli del Conte Iacopo Valvasone. Ragguaglio geografico storico del territorio di Monfalcone nel Friuli.

      Stamperia Murera 1779 - 1741 Descrizione della Cargna nel Friuli del Conte Iacopo Valvasone di Maniaco scrittore del secolo XVI illustrata con annotazioni, 1779. Ragguaglio geografico storico del territorio di Monfalcone nel Friuli. Di BASILIO, Asquini De' Cherici Regolari di S. Paolo volgarmente detti Bernabiti. Dedicato a sua eccellenza il signor Pietro Gradenogo Patrizio Veneto. In Udine, nella Stamperia Murera, 1741. In-8° grande, pergamena coeva con tassello in pelle e titolo in oro. I. 56 pp.; II. xii, 228 pp. complessive. Due opere legate assieme rare. Edizione originale. Bell' esemplare.

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        A Dictionary of the Norman or Old French Language; Collected From

      1779. Kelham, Robert [1717-1808]. A Dictionary of the Norman or Old French Language; Collected From Such Acts of Parliament, Parliament Rolls, Journals, Acts of State, Records, Law Books, Antient Historians, Acts of State, and Manuscripts, as Relate to This Nation. Calculated To Illustrate the Rights and Customs of Former Ages, the Forms of Laws and Jurisprudence, the Names of Dignities and Offices, of Persons and Places; and to Render the Reading of Those Records, More Easy; As Well as Restore the True Sense and Meaning of Many Words, Hitherto Deemed quite Obscure or Mistranslated. To Which are Added The Laws of William the Conqueror, With Notes and References. London: Printed For Edward Brooke, 1779. viii, 259, [1]; xii, 88 [i.e. 90] pp. Two parts in one with individual title pages and paginations. Octavo (8-1/4" x 5"). Recent period-style quarter calf over marbled boards, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, untrimmed edges, endpapers renewed. Toning, light foxing to a few leaves, some soiling to title page and verso of final index leaf. Early owner signatures (of Thomas Adam, William Chapple and one other that is illegible) to head of title page, hand, interior otherwise clean. * First edition. This pioneering work was not superseded until the twentieth century. In 1843 it was reprinted and appended to Bouvier's Law Dictionary. The second part containing the laws of William the Conqueror is printed in three columns containing the text in Norman, Latin translations by a Dr. Wilkins and English translations by Kelham. "Though far from complete, it is the best work of the Kind": Marvin, Legal Bibliography (1847) 435. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 1:9 (35).

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        The History of Women, from the Earliest Antiquity to the Present Time Giving Some Account of almost every interesting Particular concerning that Sex; among all Nations, ancient and modern. I-II.

      London, printed for W. Strahan; And Caddell in the Strand 1779. 4to. (8) + 368 + (13) pp. and (4) + 344 + (13) pp. Contemp. full "tree" calf. All corners rubbed down. Professionally rebacked, leather of the old spine kept, but fitted w. new labels. Armorial book-pl. in both vols., the name erased. Textblocks on beautiful cream paper with lovely typography, clean and firm.. The History of Women is part of a broader, contested set of Scottish narratives of gender relations published in the 1770s

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        The History of Women from the Earliest Antiquity to the Present Time.

      London: Strahan and Cadell, 1779. . The History of Women from the Earliest Antiquity to the Present Time, giving some account of almost every interesting Particular concerning that Sex, among all Nations, ancient and modern by William Alexander. A 1st edition. Published by Strahan and Cadell, London 1779. Two volumes in one. Size 28.5 by 23 cm. Full leather binding which has been restored to include new spine and corners, with the original title in gold between raised bands. 368 and 344 pages, plus index. Bookplate inside front board of Nathaniel Barton, who may have been the original owner. VG condition. Images available.

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        Carte de la Guinée

      Venice, 1779. Copper engraving, 45.5 x 61 cms, recent hand-colour, light vertical fold to right of centrefold, blank verso; the west coast of Africa from the Cap Verde islands to the Congo, with inset map of the Gold Coast, after D'Anville, lower left.

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      PESARO, IN CASA GAVELLI, 1779- FANO, ANDREA DONATI, 1779- PESARO, CASA GAVELLI, 1780- IBIDEM, 1780- IBIDEM, 1781- IBIDEM, 1784-IBIDEM, 1781-BOLOGNA, LELIO DELLA VOLPE, 1782- PESARO, CASA GAVELLI, 1782- IBIDEM, 178410 volumi in 1 tomo In-4° Buone Piena pergamena Legatura originale in piena pergamena, titolo breve manoscritto al dorso, tagli rossi; alla carta di sguardia anteriore, lacuna lineare da taglio al bordo superiore con indice manoscritto delle opere contenute. I volume: MEMORIE PER LA STORIA DELLA CHIESA PESARESE NEL SECOLO XIII. 143 pagine numerate comprese il frontespizio con titolo e medaglione con all'interno la città di Pesaro; a pagina 3, testatina e capolettera incisi, a pagina 74 incisione su rame a mezza pagina con scorcio paesaggistico. II volume: RIFLESSIONI SOPRA UN RICORSO DATO DA ALCUNI CASTELLI DEL PESARESE. 28 pagine numerate, compreso il frontespizio con titolo e fregio tipografico. III volume: MEMORIE DELL'UDITOR GIAMBATTISTA PASSERI TRA GLI ARCADI FERALBO. 67 pagine mal numerate 63; al verso dell'ultima, Errata, compreso il frontespizio con titolo e fregio tipografico; a pagina 3, testatina e capolettera silografati; al verso dell'ultima pagina, Errata. IV volume: DELLE FIGLINE PESARESI E DI UN LARARIO PUERILE TROVATO IN PESARO. 21 pagine numerate, compreso il frontespizio con titolo e fregio tipografico silografati; a pagina 3, testatina e capolettera silografati; nel testo, 4 illustrazioni archeologiche incise a piena pagina; un finalino silografato. V volume: DI ALCUNE ANTICHITA' CRISTIANE CONSERVATE IN PESARO NEL MUSEO OLIVIERI. 37 pagine numerate, bianco il verso dell'ultima, compreso il frontespizio con titolo e fregio silografato; a pagina 3 testatina e capolettera silografati; nel testo, 10 illustrazioni a carattere archeologico incise a piena pagina. VI volume: DI ALCUNE ALTRE ANTICHITA' CRISTIANE CONSERVATE IN PESARO NEL MUSEO OLIVIERI. 7 pagine numerate, bianco il verso dell'ultima, compreso il frontespizio con titolo e fregio silografato; pagina 3, testatina silografata; nel testo, 3 illustrazioni a carattere archeologico incise e di varie dimensioni. VII volume: LETTERA SOPRA UN MEDAGLIONE NON ANCORA OSSERVATO DI COSTANZO SFORZA SIGNORE DI PESARO. 12 pagine numerate compreso il frontespizio con titolo e fregio silografato; a pagina 3 testatina e capolettera silografati; nel testo, 1 illustrazione incisa apiena pagina raffigurante un medaglione. VIII volume: ILLUSTRAZIONE DI UN SIGILLO DELLA ZECCA DI ORVIETO. 8 pagine numerate compreso il frontespizio con titolo e medaglione silografato. IX volume: NOTIZIE DI BATTISTA DI MONTEFELTRO MOGLIE DI GALEAZZO MALATESTA SIGNOR DI PESARO. Frontespizio con titolo e fregio silografato; 2 pagine non numerate con 1 capolettera e 1 finalino silografati; 36 pagine numerate, 1 finalino. X volume: ORAZIONI IN MORTE DI ALCUNI SIGNORI DI PESARO DELLA CASA MALATESTA. 40 pagine numerate, compreso il frontespizio con titolo e fregio silografato, a apagina 3, capolettera silografato; 1 finalino. Annibale degli Abati Olivieri fu archeologo, numismatico e bibliofilo, considerato il fondatore della biblioteca Oliveriana di Pesaro. Egli studiò prima a Bologna e successivamente a Pisa. Nel 1737 pubblica il Marmora Pisaurensia notis illustrata sulle epigrafi pesaresi, tomo ampliato dall'autore fino a poco prima di morire. Nel 1738 fu la volta dell'opera Dissertazione sopra due medaglie sannitiche. Seguì un periodo prolifero di pubblicazioni, come testimoniano le Dissertazione sulla fondazione di Pesaro, dove sostenne l'origine greca della città, le Memorie del porto di Pesaro, le Memorie di Gradara, terra nel contado di Pesaro, le Memorie di Novillara e Memorie di Alessandro Sforza Signore di Pesaro Nel 1756, e le opre qui descritte. Donò alla comunità di Pesaro la sua importante e ricca libreria, oltre ad una raccolta antiquaria, formata essenzialmente da materiale di scavo quasi tutto pesarese. Raro e interessante insieme. Esemplare in buono stato conservativo, in perfetta legatura, interno fresco, salvo sporadiche ossidazioni a poche pagine. ITALIANO

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        The Art of Drawing in Perspective: Wherein the Doctrine of Perspective is clearly and concisely treated of, upon Geometrical Principles; and a Mechanical Method of Perspective and Designing invented, for the Benefit of such as are Strangers to Mathematics. Illustrated with Variety of Copper-Plate Figures. To which are annexed, The Arts of Painting upon Glass, and Drawing in Crayons; with Directions for making Crayons after the French and Italian Manner: Also the Art of Etching; and that of Japanning upon Wood, or any Metal, so as to imitate China; with Instructions for making Black or Gilt Japan Ware, both beautiful and light; and for making the hardest and most transparent Varnishes. And, to which is added, A Method of casting Amber in any Form whatever. The Sixth Edition

      London: Printed for J. Johnson..., 1779. 12mo, pp. iv, 92, folding engraved frontispiece, original marbled paper wrappers; fragile, with front cover and first four leaves detached, corners a bit crushed. The noted inventor James Ferguson (1710 - 1776) published The Art of Drawing in Perspective in 1775, but this is a different book. First published in 1755, it was republished several times, with some editions being much shorter. ESTC T153184 locates two copies only: BL and Harvard; all editions are uncommon.

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      Newcastle upon Tyne: Printed for T. Robson..., [1779].. Two volumes. 573;576pp. plus twenty-two portraits (of 23, also without a folding plan). Modern three quarter calf and marbled boards, leather label. Bit tanned, some offsetting on titlepages from facing portraits. Just about very good. Lacks the maps. A later edition, the first having been issued in parts as three volumes in 1778-80. Sabin notes: "The author's political principles were democratic in sentiment, and it is a little doubtful whether his history IS 'impartial.' The...portraits are of much interest...." HOWES M916. SABIN 51507.

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        Calcul des rentes viageres 1779 and Recherches sur les rentes, les emprunts et les remboursements 1787

      Paris, chez Cellot & Jombert - Paris, chez l'auteur et Geneve chez Franc. Dufart 1779 - One volume in 4to.; pp. VIII, première partie 44, 19 mostly folding tables; seconde partie 58, (2); pp. (8), 125, (3), 2 folding tables and 2 folding engraved plates; contemporary mottled calf, raised bands, spine richly gilt in compartments with contrasting gilt lettering-piece, very little bumped, marbled endpapers, exlibris "Lemercier-des-Alleuz" on front cover pastedown, red edges, wide margins, clena and crisp, a very good and decorative copy. Both works in first edition and with the "approbation de l'Académie Royale des Sciences", signed by the Marquis de Condorcet. Early and important treatises on the calculation of life annuities and the theory of loans repayable by constant or variable annuities using mathematical formulae and giving practical examples. Sanit-Cyran: INED 4040; Du Villard: INED 1715, Kress B 1204, Goldsmiths 13438 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        De la Passion du Jeu, depuis les temps anciens jusqu' à nos jours.

      Paris, de l' Imprimerie de Monsieur. 1779 - Deux parties en un vol. in-8 ; 1 XXXVI- 267- (1) pp. ; (4)- 335- (1) pp.- 1 ; 1/2 veau marbré fauve, dos lisse orné, tranches marbrées bleues d' origine, rel. moderne dans l' esprit d' une rel. XVIIIe. Ed. originale, Cioranescu 27105 ; INED 1682, (chapitres sur les loteries). Au- delà de la dénonciation des dangers du Jeu, innombrables anecdotes sur les divers moyens de perdre/gagner de l' argent, sur les tripots, la pègre, etc. Dusaulx se complait à citer des passages de "chefs- d' oeuvre scandaleux", mettant en scène noblesse et clergé. Intérieurement quasi neuf, reliure neuve, évidemment. L' ex- libris d' origine a été conservé. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Letter to a Friend in the Country, Relative to the Intended School, at Ackworth, in Yorkshire. The Second Edition, with Additions

      London: Printed and sold by James Phillips..., 1779. 8vo (in 4s), 211 x 133 mms., pp. 64, folding engraved frontispiece and two folding engraved plates at end, uncut in contemporary marbled wrappers (rubbed and faded), stitched as issued; some slight, short tears to plates not affecting plate area. SOLD WITH: An engraved medallion, 50 mms. in diameter, of Fothergill, struck in 1879, in commemoration of the centennial of Ackworth School, with Fothergeill's profile on the obverse and an image of the school on the reverse. Fothergill (1712 - 1780) the previous year; this edition has been expanded from the 48 pges of the 1778 edition to 64. A friend of Benjamin Franklin, he wrote to him to describe the proposed school as "a school for a plain English education' for the sons and daughters of poor Friends." ODNB notes that the school is "Fothergill's most important monument." ESTC T1885 locates the following North American copies: Swarthmore, Harvard, Haverford, Library Company of Philadelphia, and Yale; there are two copies of the first edition, Harvard and McMaster.

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        POOR RICHARD IMPROVED: BEING AN ALMANACK AND EPHEMERIS THE MOTIONS OF THE SUN AND MOON; THE TRUE PLACES AND ASPECTS OF THE PLANETS; THE RISING AND SETTING OF THE SUN; AND THE RISING, SETTING AND SOUTHING OF THE MOON, FOR THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 1780. Being Bissextile or Leap-Year. Containing Also the Lunations, Conjuctions, Eclipses, Judgment of the Weather, Rising and Setting of Th Planets, Length of Days and Nights, Fairs, Courts, Roads Together with Useful Tables, Chronological Observations, And

      Philadelphia: Printed and Sold By Hall and Sellers. Fair. 1779. Hardcover. Disbound with no covers or wraps. 90 pages. The first 5 leaves are tattered heavily along edges with tears on each leaf, one of which is incomplete. The remaining leaves are toned but free of tears with minor tattering along edges. Faded marginalia handwritten in the 18th century. ; 90 pages .

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        Military Memoirs of Great Britain: or, A History of the War, 1755-1763

      Edinburgh: for the Author, 1779. 8vo., (8 3/8 x 5 2/8 inches). Engraved frontispiece portrait of George II, title-page and dedication leaf, and 11 portrait plates (scattered foxing throughout, plates of Marshall Keith and General Wolfe with short tears affecting the images). Modern half crimson morocco, gilt. First edition. Including detailed accounts of the British war against France in America (the Seven Years War), including the "Unsuccessful expedition against Louisbourg", "... Defeat of the British at Ticonderoga", the "Expedition against Quebec" and the death of General Wolfe, the "... Cherokee War", and battles in places as disparate as Newfoundland and Havanna. The portrait plates include those of Admiral Boscowan, General Amherst, General Wolfe, and Admiral Keppel. Ramsay "defined an American national history. Among his contemporaries he stands out not only for his productivity--six major and several minor historical works--but also for having been the first to compose histories addressed to the needs of the newly developing phenomenon of revolutionary nationalism. For Ramsay the achievement of political and cultural nationhood took on the flavor of a crusade... " (Arthur Shaffer for Howes R-31; Land 740; Sabin 67680; Staton & Tremaine/TPL 522. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Kate Hunter, M.A. Oxon, in the Rare Book Department.

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        Travels Through Spain in the Years 1775 and 1776. In which several monuments of Roman and Moorish architecture are illustrated by accurate drawings taken on the spot

      London: Printed for P. Elmsly, 1779. First edition. A very good copy in the original leather boards with modern leather spine. With large fold-out itinerary map of Spain, approximately 21 x 17 ½ inches. Also with 18 engraved plates based on drawings by the author (7 of which are folding). Swinburne (1743-1803) left his country estate to journey through Spain with Sir Thomas Gascoigne, writing and drawing as he went, and on his return sent his manuscript for publication. This was the first antiquarian book on Spain to be published in England, and Spain was relatively unknown territory at the time of Swinburne’s extensively described travels. Swinburne discusses early Roman architecture and history and the extensive development of trade with Northern Africa and the Mediterranean countries. Swinburne also provides much historical background, and discusses the reigns of the Castilian and Aragon kings including Ferdinand of Aragon. His careful examination and praise for Moorish architecture were unusual, being written a century and a half before the British fascination with Moorish architecture during the 19th-century Romantic period. His Travels are also extensively cited by Edward Gibbon.

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        LA CADUTA DEL VELINO NELLA NERA. in Roma per il Casaletti, 1779.

      Carton. orig. policr., XXIV pp 1 mappa ripieg. con il corso del fiume Nera, 1 incis. con la cascata, 1 incis. con un ponte sul Velino. Picc. macchie, abras. sul carton., altrim. buona copia con ampi marg.

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        PENÉLOPE. 1779. / Penelope llorando sobre el arco de Ulises / Penelope Weeping over the Bow of Ulysses / Penelope pleurant sur l arc d Ulysse.

      - Bello Grabado ovalado con texto explicativo en inglés y francés al pie de estampa. firmas en plancha de Angelica Kauffman pinxt; JM Delattre sculp; F. Bartolozzi direx. Londres. London. Published according to Act Sep. 29. 1779 by Ann Bryer. Buen estado excelente impresión. Lugar: Londres, Año: 1779 Técnica: Grabado calcográfico. Punteado (stipple) y aguafuerte en sanguina., Otros datos: Jean Marie Delatre (1746-1840); Francisco Bartolozzi (c. 1725-1815), Notas: Angelica Kauffmann (1741-1807) nace en Suiza. Retratista y pintora de historia. Su obra fue apreciada por los grandes personajes del momento como Goethe o Winckelmann y pasó

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        An Abridgment of Penal Statutes, Which Exhibits at One View . . . The Offences, Punishments or Penalties . . . Number of Witnesses, What Justices, The Enacting Statutes [etc.]. Second Edition

      Printed by W. Strahan and M. Woodfall . . . For the Author [etc.] London 1779] - Contemporary tree-calf, joints cracked, label lacking, sewing a bit fragile, else a very clean, even attractive copy, signed boldly by Addington A comprehensive work prepared by Addington while a Bow Street magistrate, this copy possessing a second Bow Street association, with the notation on the title "given to me by Sampson Wright Esq, one of the magistrates of Bow Street Westminster"

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      No Place [Berlin Leipzig]: No Publisher [C. F. Voss]. 1779. 12mo, Period Paper covered boards. (4) , 276 pages. The scarce first edition, first issue with the misspelling, "Ein reichre Mann", on p. 95 line 11 of the first "Ideendrama", the first ideological idea drama. This is the dramatic plea for religious tolerance, the performance of which was forbidden by the Church shortly after its appearance. One of the main works by the most important German poets of the Enlightenment. “He [Lessing] became involved in the theological controversy due to his publication of the so-called "Wolfenbüttel fragments" of the deistic work of H. S. Reimarus. Assailed by every kind of sectarian prejudice, and prevented from answering by the government, Lessing returned to "my old pulpit, the stage", with "Nathan der Weisse" (1779) , a noble plea for toleration which put his adversaries to shame. " (Printing and the Mind of Man p. 129) . Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (1729 - 1781) was one of the most important and influential German writers. He was a poet, publicist, art critic and philosopher, and his literary writings greatly influenced later German literature. He became a leading figure of German Enlightenment, and his works are renowned for their literary style, their wit and their irony, and for him the dialogue plays a central role as a means of reaching the truth. Early on Lessing showed a considerable interest in the theatre, and with his works on and within this subject, he wished to help found the development of the new German bourgeois theatre. The idea was to create something new that was not just an imitation of French theatre, and he enlivened the thoughts of Aristotle and the reception of Shakespeare in order to create the ultimate theatre. All of his thoughts and writings are governed by the idea of freedom, and thus also his thoughts on theatre; his ideas of freeing the theatre from the dominance of the French model reflects his ideas of freeing religion from the dogma of the Church. And it is this freedom that is defended in his dramatic work "Nathan the Wise". After having published a number of theoretical writings, he was forbidden to publish any more, and he worked his religious position into his dramatic work. As in his other philosophical and religious writings, he here argues against the belief in revelation and a literal interpretation of the Bible by the predominant orthodox doctrine. He defends other world religions and preaches tolerance for these. The play takes place in Jerusalem during the Third Crusade, and it is the story of bridging the gaps of the three main religions, Judaism (Nathan) , Christianity (the Templar) and Islam (Sultan Saladin) , -a theme that cannot be said to have lost its relevance a couple of centuries later. Nathan believes that every man lives by the religion that he has been taught by those he respects, and Nathan, the Wise, is partly modelled after Lessing's close friend Moses Mendelssohn. Wilpert/ Gühring: Lessing: 77 Some light foxing and staining as expected. Edgwear to boards, notation on title page, Good Condition in custom buckram (cloth) archival box. (SPEC-36-28) .

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        Floræ Scandinaviæ prodromus ; enumerans Plantas Sveciæ, Lapponiæ, Finlandiæ et Pomeraniæ, ac Daniæ, Norvegiæ, Holsatiæ, Islandiæ Groenlandiæque : Auctore (...).

      Stkh., Typis Petri Hesselberg. 1779. 8vo. Samtidig skinnryggbind med tittelfelter i grønt og lysere brunt skinn, opphøyde ryggbånd, marmorerte dekler. (16), 257, (8), (1 blank) s.. Tidligere eiernavn på forsatsen og forsatsbladet

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      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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        Chart of NW Coast of American and the NE Coast of Asia explored in the years 1778 and 1779

      - A beautiful copperplate engraved map highlighting Cook's exploration of the NW coast of America and the NE coast of Asia during the years 1778 and 1779. Coastal areas and waters are highly detailed. In excellent condition. 21.5"x 28"

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        The Lives of the English Poets; and a Criticism on their Works. [Three Volumes]

      Whitestone, William, et al.. Hardcover. Dublin, 1779. First edition. The pirated Dublin edition, preceding the London edition by two years. 8vos, full contemporary calf, 536 + 496 + 399 pp. Very good plus with a few marks to bindings and small contemporary owner signatures on tops of title pages. A nice set. . Very Good. 1779. First Edition.

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        De la Passion du Jeu, depuis les temps anciens jusqu'a nos jours.

      De l'Imprimerie de Monsieur,, Paris 1779 - First edition of this comprehensive study of the sociology of gambling by French writer and self-confessed ex-gambler Jean Dusaulx (1728-1799). Gambling was deeply-rooted in French society, especially in Paris, where all classes (including the court) were obsessed with card games and lotteries. Dusaulx sought to analyse this craze and to point out the moral depravity which it both reflected and encouraged. He includes numerous anecdotes to illustrate the irrationality of the gambler, making De la Passion du Jeu an important account of this aspect of the social history of pre-Revolutionary France. 2 vols. in one, 8vo (203 × 127 mm.), pp. xxxvi, 267, [1]; [4], 335, [1]. Woodcut French royal arms on titles. Contemporary French mottled calf, panelled spine with 5 raised bands, gilt, red morocco label, silk marker, marbled endpapers, red edges. Slightly rubbed. Early booksellers' labels to front pastedown (Gay, Strasbourg), bookplate of Bernhard Bloch-Levalois. An excellent copy in strictly contemporary state. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      [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.

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        ThŽorie de lÕart des jardins

      Amsterdam: Michel Rey, 1779, 1780. Two [of five] volumes. Quartos, xvi, 264 & iv, 240. Each 'Tome' with an engraved vignette title and ninety-five engraved illustrations. Christian Hirschfeld (1742 - 1792), Enlightenment scholar and rationalist, is perhaps best known for this five volume work on gardens. Published in German as the 'Theorie der Gartenkunst' at the same time as this French edition, Hirschfeld attempted to delineate the garden with the scientific powers of his scholarship while still allowing a natural and essential sentimentality to remain. Feted as the man who introduced the 'English' garden to Scandinavia, this Kiel University professor devoted an enormous quantity of time and effort to this, his magnum opus. The work treats all aspects of the garden and is noteworthy for its descriptions of many of the finest European gardens of the day. Hirschfeld's scholarship did not cease here, however, for his chief aim was to depict the garden in its entirety, thus many of the illustrations are architectural, or depict features such as bridges and grottos, for in his opinion, there was no point in attempting the design of a garden without taking into account its purpose and indeed its situation. We have been unable to locate another copy of this Amsterdam imprint of Hirschfeld's work, originally published in Leipzig in the same years, so it remains unclear to us that Amsterdam printings of the additional three volumes of this project were published at all. Contemporary half-calf with six raised bands, gilt-stamped floral elements and gilt-stamped labels. Speckled paste paper over boards, with some scuffing. Small but dark ink stain to fore edge of volume one. Very good. & &

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        A Herb Market / A Fruit Market

      John Boydel, London 1779 - Image Size : 360x570 (mm), 14.125x22.375 (Inches), Platemark Size : 410x575 (mm), 16.125x22.625 (Inches), Paper Size : , Black & White, Mezzotint

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        A Herb Market. In the Gallery at Houghton

      London.: John Boydell.. 11-13- 1779.. Mezzotint engraving, handcolor, plate mark 16 1/4 x 22 1/2 inches on sheet 19 1/4 x 26 1/2 inches. Several edge tears with only one just entering plate mark area at lower centre (still well outside of image), light dampstain at top left corner (at least 3/4 inch from image), creasing and foxing in the margins but plate mark area is largely clean and bright. An exceptional image, both in the original composition and the quality of the technique with which it has been translated to print. There is a very rich, gesso like, quality to the color which is quite gorgeous in and of itself, but also is most suitable in the depiction of this fine vegetable harvest. .

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        A Herb Market

      London: Published by John Boydell, [1779]. Mezzotint printed on wove paper. Very good condition apart from some overall light foxing and a small water stain in the right margin. Top of sheet is slightly trimmed. 16 1/4 x 22 5/8 inches. 19 1/8 x 26 5/8 inches. A beautifully rendered print after the Dutch master of still life Franz Snyders, from John Boydell's 'Houghton Gallery' series. This stunning print, reflects Earlom's skill as an engraver as well as Snyder's genius as a painter. Although Earlom studied under the engraver Cipriani, he was essentially self-taught in the art of mezzotint engraving. His meticulous yet delicate technique managed to accomplish new levels of technical superiority not thought possible in mezzotint, and his unique style of creating intricate details and textures allowed him to produce some truly outstanding images. Earlom began a close working relationship with John Boydell in 1774, and he contributed hundreds of engravings to the publisher's Shakespeare Gallery and Liber Veritas series after the drawings of Claude Lorrain. One of several market scenes by Snyders, the painting on which this fine plate is based was once part of Sir Robert Walpole's celebrated collection of Old Masters at his Gallery at Houghton. In 1779, Walpole's grandson sold the majority of the gallery's contents to Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia. In an effort to preserve a national record of this important collection, the eminent publisher and print seller John Boydell commissioned several prominent engravers including Earlom to produce a series of mezzotints of Houghton's key works. Known as the Collection of Prints Engraved after the most Capital Paintings in England, Boydell's elaborate two-volume publication of engravings after artists like Van Dyck, Teniers and Rubens was begun in 1781 and eventually completed in 1788. Its finely detailed one hundred and twenty-eight plates were highly regarded, and the project was instrumental in solidifying Boydell's reputation as a preeminent print publisher. One of the most influential figures in the history of English printmaking, John Boydell was instrumental in re-establishing England's flagging reputation as a creative nucleus of printmaking. He was not only an accomplished engraver and an industrious publisher, but as a print seller, he came to dominate the English print trade. He is probably best known as the originator of The Shakespeare Gallery, which made him one of the most successful print- sellers of his time. Clayton, The English Print 1688-1802, p. 115-116, 209 & 230.

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        The Expeditions of Zebulon Montgomery Pike to the Headwaters of the Mississippi River, through Louisian Territory and in New Spa

      3 volumes: cxiii+356 pages with frontispiece and tables; vi-[357]-855 pages; [856]-955 pages with index, map and pocket 6 fold out maps in rear. Octavo (9 ½? x 6 ¼?) issued in green cloth with ruled edges and gilt lettering to spine. Edited by Elliott Coues. Provenance from the library of the Culver Military Academy with their stamp to volume 3 title page. (Howes: P372 Limited to 1150 copies of which this is number 609.Zebulon Montgomery Pike Jr. (January 5, 1779 ? April 27, 1813) was an American soldier and explorer for whom Pikes Peak in Colorado is named. His Pike expedition mapped much of the southern portion of the Louisiana Purchase. Pike was born in Lamberton, New Jersey, now a part of Trenton. His father, also named Zebulon Pike, was an officer in the Continental Army under General George Washington and served in the United States Army after the end of the Revolutionary War. The younger Pike grew to adulthood in a series of Midwestern outposts?the frontier of the United States at the time?in Ohio and Illinois. He joined his father's regiment as a cadet in 1794, earned a commission as ensign in 1799 and a first lieutenancy later that year. Pike married Clarissa Harlow Brown in 1801 and continued his military career in logistics and payroll at a series of frontier posts. His career was taken up by General James Wilkinson, who had been appointed Governor of the Upper Louisiana Territory. In 1805, Wilkinson ordered Zebulon Pike to find the source of the Mississippi River. Nearly immediately upon his return Pike was ordered out once again to lead an exploratory expedition to find the headwaters of the Arkansas River and Red River. Near St. Louis on July 15, 1806, Pike led what is now known as "the Pike expedition" from Fort Bellefontaine to explore the southwest. Pike never successfully reached the summit of the famous peak that bears his name (Pikes Peak.) He attempted it in November 1806, made it as far as Mt. Rosa to the southeast of Pikes Peak, and gave up the ascent in waist-deep snow after having gone almost two days without food. This journey, for which he is most remembered, ended with his capture on February 26, 1807 by Spanish authorities in northern New Mexico, now part of Colorado. Pike and his men were taken to Santa Fe, then to Chihuahua where he appeared before the Commandant General Salcedo. Salcedo housed Pike with Juan Pedro Walker, a cartographer, who also acted as an interpreter and as a transcriber/translator for Pike's confiscated documents. It was while with Walker that Pike had access to various maps of the southwest and learned of Mexican discontent with Spanish rule. Pike and his men were released, under protest, to the United States at the Louisiana border on July 1, 1807.Condition:Culver Academy embossed stamp to volume three title, one map with tears at fold else, title of volume some chips at edges a very good set.

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        ORTOGRAFÍA DE LA LENGUA CASTELLANA, compuesta por la Real Academia Española. Sexta impresión, corregida y aumentada

      - Madrid. Por D. Joachín de Ibarra, Impresor de Cámara de S. M. 1779. En 8º, 2h-12-204pp-9h láminas. Bonitos grabados calcográficos en cobre al final de texto. Pergamino a la romana rotulado en lomera. Espléndido ejemplar de éste clásico de la ortografía impreso por Ibarra, en un estado cercano a inmaculado, con muy bella impresión y tipografía, buenos márgenes, estupendo papel de hilo. CCPB000058189-5 Imagen en sitio virtual de MIMO Libros

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      London.: Printed for W. Strahan and T. Cadell, In The Strand., 1779. ....Vol. I: 3 pg. "ADVERTISEMENT", 368pp....Plus Index....5 lines of Errata on last page of index....Vol. II: 344pp....Plus Index....4 Lines of Errata on last page of Index....Both Volumes have been Re-backed with original Marbled Boards...The boards are old and have some repairs.....New Leather Spine with GOLD EMBOSSED labels...Bookplate of former owner inside front cover....New Endpapers....In his book Alexander addresses women from many different walks of life and many different countries, such as Babylonia, ancient Egypt, Greece, Africa, India, and America (as well as many others)....The exploits of individual women are also discussed....There is some age toning but overall this is a CLEAN COPY!!!....Shipping weight eight pounds. . Hard Cover. Very Good. 4to.

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        The History of Women, from the Earliest Antiquity, to the Present Time; Giving Some Account of almost every interesting Particular concerning that Sex, among all Nations, ancient and modern

      London: W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1779. First Edition. Very Good. 2 volumes in 1: [8], 368, [14] p.; [4], 344, [16] p.; 29 cm. Signatures: A-3C4 (-3C4) pi2 B-2Y4 (4to). Dark brown cloth spine and corners (20th-century?) with printed paper spine label; marbled paper (19th-century?) over boards. Matching marbled endpapers. Errata on terminal page of each volume, following index. Occasional notations in a 19th-century? hand in the margins, sometimes with corrections in the text; an extensive commentary written in the margin of the section on marriage ceremonies among the Romans. In Very Good Condition: boards are moderately rubbed with loss of marbled paper at edges; old archival repair of tear along gutter of final 3 leaves of vol. 1 and first leaf of vol. 2 (not touching text), and of tear from fore-edge of v. 2 pp. 51-52, without loss of text; upper margin of v. 2 pp. 119-142 darkened; similar at head of gutter on v. 2 pp. 221-243; old stain on v. 2 p. 317 (text remains legible); old dampstain along upper edge and fore-edge of v. 2 pp. 337-344; tear from upper edge of last leaf of v. 2 index and following blank leaf, with old tape repair (no loss of text); otherwise only very occasional soiling in margins and minimal foxing.

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        The Lives of the English Poets; and a Criticism on Their Works

      Dublin: Printed for Messrs. Whitestone, Williams...[et al.], 1779 First separate edition, preceding the London separate edition by two years. This pirated Dublin edition had a slightly different title from the London edition. It also has additional material by Thomas Gray, "A Long Story" and "Ode to Music." The Lives of the English Poets originally appeared as part of the sixty-eight volume set, lives and Works of the English Poets, 1779-81. Contemporary calf. Gilt floral-decorated spines with burgundy and brown morocco labels. Three volumes, octavo. Volume I expertly rebacked, with original backstrip laid down, some neat repairs to other hinges. Old ink signatures, some light worming at bottom corner of Volume 3, not affecting text, some light soiling at fore-edge. A very good, attractive set. In marbled board open-end slipcase.

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        The lives of the English poets; and a criticism on their works. [First Issue]

      Dublin: Printed for Messrs. Whitestone, Williams, Colles, Wilson, Lynch, Jenkin, Walker, Burnet, Hallhead, Flin, Exshaw, Beatty, and White, M,DCC,LXXIX. [1779]. Full Calf. Very Good +. First Dublin Edition, collated and complete in three volumes. First Issue, with "partaking his posterity" in line 3 of p. 4, repeated page numbers 143-144 in vol. I, title pages of vols. II and III without oval vignettes. First volume dated 1779 and the preface 'Advertisement' dated March 15 1779, the other vols. dated 1781. 8vo; [4], ii [adverts], 3-144, 143-536; [4], 496; [4], 399pp. Contemporary calf, the spines in six compartments divided by raised bands with burgundy and black morocco lettering pieces gilt. Minor wear to bindings else firm and tight, the contents very good indeed with only light scattered foxing and edge toning. The Lives of the English Poets originally appeared as "Prefaces, Biographical and Critical" to the ten-volume Works of the English Poets, 1779-81 (which itself eventually extended to 68 volumes). This is the first separate edition, pirated, preceding the London separate edition (which was titled 'The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets; with Critical Observations on Their Works'). It includes two works by Gray, 'A Long Story' and 'Ode for Music,' absent from the later London edition. Courtney & Smith, p. 141; Fleeman 79.4LP/2a(i) and 79.4LP/6a. ESTC Citation No. T116665. In 1779, as Johnson turned 70, infirm and distressed by the deaths and illnesses of those close to him, he somehow managed a final literary project, which proved to be the "ultimate success in his career," according to the ODNB. "This took the form of a series of prefaces to a new collection of the English poets, best-known today as The Lives of the Poets. In a contract signed on 29 March 1777, Johnson had agreed . . . to supply ‘a concise account’ of some fifty poets . . . The first installment came out in March 1779, the second in 1780, and the third in May 1781. . . setting a new standard for English literary biography. . . . [H]is reading of mainstream poetry from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries remains canonical, by reason of its attention to verbal detail, its decisive judgments, and its robust expression.

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        1779 Encyclopédie of DIDEROT & D’ALEMBERT / 197 PLATES / Encyclopedia / 1st Quarto ed comp@$15,000

      La Societe Typographique, Neufchatel/Geneva, 1779 - 1779 Encyclopédie of DIDEROT & D’ALEMBERT / 197 PLATES / Encyclopedia Extremely Rare / COMPLETE / 1st Quarto ed comp@$15,000 I offer here the famous Encyclopedia of Diderot. The Encyclopédie was an innovative encyclopedia in several respects. Among other things, it was the first encyclopedia to include contributions from many named contributors, and it was the first general encyclopedia to lavish attention on the mechanical arts. Still, the Encyclopédie is famous above all for representing the thought of the Enlightenment. According to Denis Diderot in the article “Encyclopédie”, the Encyclopédie’s aim was “to change the way people think.” He wanted to incorporate all of the world’s knowledge into the Encyclopédie and hoped that the text can disseminate all this information to the public and to future generations. This is volume 2 of the exceedingly rare 3v Quarto edition. The 3v set sells online for $15,600. Title : Recueil de planches, sur les sciences, les arts libéraux, et les arts méchaniques : avec leur explication. Published: La Societe Typographique, Neufchatel/Geneva, 1779 Language: French PLATES INCLUDE: 33 Plates of Anatomy 81 Architecture 25 Chemistry / Science 39 Surgery 19 Music FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE Wear: wear as seen in photos Binding: tight and secure leather binding; material lacking from spine; wear as seen in photos Pages: complete with all pages; plus indexes, prefaces, and such; book has been collated and is entirely complete with all pages and all plates/engravings Publisher: La Societe Typographique, Neufchatel/Geneva, 1779 Size: ~10.25in X 8in (26cm x 20cm) More photos available upon request [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      London: J. Wilkie, 1779.. viii,101pp. plus folding map and advertisement leaf. Antique-style three- quarter calf and marbled boards. Some light offsetting to map and titlepage, else quite clean internally. Very good. The second edition of this important work on the campaign of Gen. Howe, 1777-78, by the most prominent Loyalist in America during the Revolution. "Written to demonstrate the shameful misconduct of the English generals in the American war" - Sabin. The map, "A Plan of the Operations of the British & Rebel Army, in the Campaign, 1777," shows the region around the Schuylkill, Delaware, and Brandywine rivers, with an inset of Mud Island Fort. HOWES G43. SABIN 26436. AMERICAN CONTROVERSY 79-44b.

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        Catalogue des Livres rares et singuliers du Cabinet de M. Filheul, Précédé de quelques Eclaircissemens sur les Articles importans ou peu connus, & suivi d'une Table alphabétique des Auteurs

      La Vente de ces Livres commencera le 3 Mai 1779... 2 p.l., lvi, 502 pp. 8vo, 19th-cent. sheep-backed marbled boards, flat spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. Paris: Dessain, 1779. A most unusual copy, very probably Chardin's own copy, of this sale catalogue; it is the first of several sales, here held under the maiden name of his wife "Filheul," by which Chardin, one of the most important Parisian booksellers of his time, periodically disposed of a portion of his vast stock. We know of later sales in 1806, 1819 (in London), and 1824. This did not prevent Chardin from selling many rare books and MSS. directly to collectors throughout his career -- the most outstanding was no doubt the Psalter of St. Louis which he sold to a Russian Grand Duke, and which Louis XVIII acquired from him for the Bibliothèque Royale. The above catalogue, especially rich in early French books, is extremely well compiled and has been long held in high esteem. According to Longchamp, I, p. 496, La Vallière purchased heavily at this sale. One of the remarkable features of this catalogue is the large number of heterodox and politically subversive books betraying Chardin's sympathies which, years later, made him an enthusiastic supporter of the Revolution: of 122 lots only the number is given and their authors and titles are indicated by dots. In our copy these have been supplied by a contemporary annotator. According to Jean Viardot, from whose library this comes, this is Chardin's own copy. He has signed it on page 424 "Chardin A Paris en Juillet 1780." Another slightly later annotator has provided extensive notes on Chardin on pages 424-25. Chardin was eulogized at length by Dibdin who had him portrayed by Lewis in his Tour in France and Germany, II, pp. 400-404. Very good copy. 2544 lots; priced throughout in a contemporary hand. This copy lacks the final leaf with the list of 15th-century editio princeps. ❧ Gustave Brunet, Dictionnaire de Bibliologie Catholique, col. 459-"Il s'y trouve un assez grand nombre de livres rares et singuliers." Grolier Club, Printed Catalogues of French Book Auctions...1643-1830, 277. Peignot, p. 98-"Catalogue intéressant par le grand nombre d'articles précieux qu'il renferme." .

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