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        A natural history of English song-birds, including such foreign birds as are usually brought over and esteemed for their singing: Their proper Management, Diseases, and Cures. To which are added, figures of the Cock, Hen, and Egg of each species, exactly copied from nature, by Mr. Eleazar Albin, and curiously engraven on copper. with several improvements, under the article of Canary-Birds

      printed for T. Lowndes, No 77, in Fleet-Street, and S. Bladon, in Paternoster-Row, London: printed for T. Lowndes, No 77, in Fleet-Street, and S. Bladon, in Paternoster-Row,& & , 1779. Half-Calf. Fine. Small 8vo; [4],107,[3]pp, with a frontispiece and 23 further full-page copper-engraved plates, each showing the cock, hen, and (often) egg of a different songbird. Without the final leaf of advertisements. Recently rebound in period style by Fitterer in half calf, the spine in six compartments between raised bands with a black morocco lettering piece gilt and marbled boards; end papers renewed. A Fine copy, inside and out, the many plates in rich, dark impressions. ESTC Citation No. T62531. Zimmer 184. Albin illustrated (and possibly wrote) this Natural History of English Song-Birds, which first appeared in 1737; ESTC records seven editions, culminating with this new edition corrected of 1779. Albin's patrons and connections provided him access to the large collections of exotic birds owned by the duke of Chandos, Thomas Lowther, and Joseph Dandridge, with other specimens supplied by sea captains and foreign merchants. In the preface to his 3-volume Natural History of Birds (1731–8), Albin even appealed to readers for specimens, asking that ‘Gentlemen . . . send any curious Birds . . . to Eleazar Albin near the Dog and Duck in Tottenham-Court Road.’ A Natural History of Birds was the first on birds to use colored plates and made Albin one of the first successful compilers of profusely illustrated natural history books for the general reader.

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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.

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      London:: Printed for W. Flexney, Holborn,. 1779.. 16mo: [A]^4 B - Q^8 R^2. O2, O4 & R2 cancels. O2 & O4 cancels switched, such that the O gathering sequence now O1, O4, O3, O2, O5 - O8. 7-3/16" x 4-5/8". 2nd edition, revised and corrected. OCLC records only 2 institutional holdings. [1], vii, 243, [1] pp. Errata, p. 244.. Period bindings of full light brown spotted calf with elaborate gilt decorated spine; dentelles & marbled paper eps. Pale yellow edge stain.. Light binding wear. Prior owner bookplate/signature. Overal, an. attractive Very Good Plus copy.. Shepherd was a "Church of England clergyman and theological writer, ... who matriculated from Corpus Christi College, Oxford, on 1 December 1749 at the age of seventeen. ... After considering a military career he took orders in the Church of England and eventually was appointed chaplain to Thomas Thurlow, bishop of Lincoln and later of Durham; Thurlow's nomination gained Shepherd the archdeaconry of Bedford in July 1783. He was elected a fellow of the Royal Society in May 1781, and in 1788 he was Bampton lecturer at Oxford. In 1792 he was instituted to the rectory of Wetherden and Helmingham in Suffolk by Lord Chancellor Thurlow, brother of the bishop, and he held these preferments until his death.& & Shepherd published a wide selection of writings, including poetry and drama, although he came to concentrate on theology. His poetry was not unsuccessful: his Ode to Love (1755?) was reprinted in 1760 and The Nuptials (1761) went into three editions. Most of his poetic and dramatic pieces were included in the two-volume Miscellanies (1775). Several of Shepherd's theological works went into two or more editions, including his response to Soame Jenyns in The Review of a Free Enquiry (1759), The Requisition of Subscription to the Thirty-Nine Articles (1771), and Reflections on the Doctrine of Materialism (1779), addressed to Joseph Priestley. Shepherd published regularly throughout his life; his last piece was No False Alarm, or, A Sequel to Religious Union (1808). He died at the parsonage at Wetherden on 3 January 1809." [ODNB]. & & Shepherd's works are now uncommon in the trade. This 2 volume work is offered with 2 other Shepherd titles, TavBooks ID #37011 & 37013. The price is for all 4 volumes.

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      - PELO GRANDE AFFONSO DE ALBUQUERQUE, POEMA HEROICO DE FRANCISCO DE SA’ DE MENEZES; COM OS ARGUMENTOS DE D. BERNARDA FERREIRA. Terceira Impressaõ mais correcta que as precedentes. LISBOA Na Offic. de JOZE’ DE AQUINO BULHOENS. Anno de M.DCC.LXXIX. [1779]. In 4º (de 20x14 cm) com [8], 461 pags. Encadernação da época inteira de pele mosqueada com ferros a ouro na lombada e no rótulo. Corte por folhas marmoreado. Exemplar com ex-libris oleográfico no canto superior direito da folha de rosto "J. G. Monteiro". Título de posse da época manuscrito na guarda anterior e etiqueta de arrumação sobre a pasta anterior. Terceira edição do poema português, em verso endecassilábico, em 12 cantos, sobre a conquista de Malaca por Afonso de Albuquerque. Obra clássica da literatura portuguesa e importante fonte para a história das nossas conquistas no Oriente, do qual a primeira edição foi publicada em 1634, e segunda edição em 1658, tendo o autor corrigido a obra. [EN] Third edition of the poem Malaca Conquistada (Malacca Conquered). It is a classical piece of Portuguese poetical literature and an important source for the history of the Far Eastern conquests. This work is considered by some critics au pair with Camões, saying that at least is our second national epic poem. The first edition was published in 1634, and he second edition in 1658. By that time the author was still alive and made a correction on the poem. The poem is composed in 12 chapters (cantos), and using the epical 11 sylable rime. Binding: contemporary full calf (mottled) gilt at spine and label. Papercut edges with a contemporary colored finishing (marble decor). Contemporary ownership titles: signature at endpaper; stamp at top of title page; and small round label at front folder. [PT] Inocêncio III, 52 e IX, 370: "FRANCISCO DE SÁ DE MENEZES, Comendador da Ordem de Cristo, e natural da cidade do Porto. Depois de viúvo professou na Ordem de S. Domingos, entrando no Convento de Benfica, com o nome de Fr. Francisco de Jesus, e morreu piamente, segundo dizem, no ano de 1664. MALACA CONQUISTADA Ha terceira edição, mais correcta que as antecedentes. Lisboa, na Offic. de José de Aquino Bulhões 1779. 4.º de VIII-461 pag. Depois de ser vulgar por muitos anos, e o seu preço 960 réis, acha-se hoje exausta, e só aparecem à venda exemplares já usados. Não têm sido concordes os juízos dos críticos acerca do mérito deste poema. José Maria da Costa e Silva o tinha em grande conta, e afirma que « pelo bem arquitectado de sua fábula, variedade e bem sustentado dos caracteres, movimento dramático, rica invenção dos seus episódios, formosura de suas descrições, e poesia verdadeiramente épica, lhe cabe de justiça o primeiro lugar entre os nossos épicos depois de Camões». Francisco Dias Gomes (Obras poéticas, pag. 40 e 296) é-lhe menos favorável. «Este poema (diz ele) tem tido seus panegiristas, apesar dos defeitos que desfiguram o plano da sua invenção como epopeia, das frequentes incorrecções da sua dicção, e do pouco conhecimento que teve o seu autor das cesuras, que constituem a harmonia métrica do idioma.» Afirma positivamente: «que a Malaca é a mais inferior das nossas epopeias regulares, sem que contudo sirva de descrédito ao nosso idioma» Um dos críticos, que não só pretende emparelhar este nosso épico com Luis de Camões, mas quase o julga superior, e considera a sua Malaca conquistada ao menos como a nossa segunda epopeia nacional é Bartolomeu Soares de Lima Brandão. (V. nas suas Obras poéticas a nota a pag. 116)." Location/localizacao: 1-A1-B-12

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        Versuch einer Anweisung zur Anlegung, Verbesserung und Nutzung der Wildbahnen so wohl im Freyen als in Thiergärten

      Straßburg, Pauli 1779. 25 cm. 21, (1), 356 Seiten mit gestochenem Frontispiz, gestochener Titelvignette, 1 Wappenkupfer (auf Widmung), 1 Holzschnitt-Vignette und 116 Textkupfern. Grüner Pappband der Zeit mit Rückenschild - Lindner, Jagdschr. 11.1427.01 - Lipperheide 1965 Tf 19 - Lotz 3354 - Schwerdt, Hunting II, 22 - Erstausgabe. Die von Mellin, Ridinger und anderen Künstlern nach Originalzeichnungen des Autors gestochenen Kupfer zeigen und a. Vorschläge zur Gestaltung von Tiergärten mit Plänen und Grundrissen, verschiedene Wildarten und deren Spuren, Geweihe, Jagdhunde, Fangvorrichtungen, Transporteinrichtungen, Jagdgewehre, Jagdhörner, unterschiedliche Arten der Jagd. Schönes Exemplar, Rücken und Ecken restauriert, vereinzelt Stockflecken und gelegentlich leicht gebräunt. -

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        Coleccion de las Obras Sueltas

      1779 - Madrid - Antonio de Sancha, 1776 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce, impressive collection of the works of renowned Spanish playwright and poet Lope de Vega. Direct from the library at Newton Hall, the 18th century country house and estate in Northumberland, with a pencil shelfmark to the front free-endpaper, with the armorial bookplate of author S. E. Widdrington to the front pastedowns. Interestingly, S. E. Widdrington was an author on Spain, and lived there for some years. Bound inhalf leather and marbled paper-covered boards,with gilt lettering and decoration. Complete in Twenty-One Volumes. Volumes I - V are uniformly bound. Volumes VI - XXI are uniformly bound. With a list of subscribers in Volume I. Felix Arturo Lope de Vega y Carpio, known as Lope de Vega, 1562 1635, was one of the most important playwrights and poets of the Spanish Golden Century Baroque literature. The sheer volume of his literary output is near unequalled, making him one of the most prolific authors in the history of literature. Samuel Edward Widdrington (formerly Cook), 1787 - 1856, was an English writer. Having served as a Captain in the Royal Navy, he lived for some years in Spain, and wrote several works on the country. He served as High Sheriff of Northumberland in 1854. He was a fellow of the Royal Society, and the Royal Geographical Society. By royal license he assumed the name Widdrington, and purchased the moiety in 1842. He inherited the Newton Hall estate from his father, Joseph Cook. Condition: The bindings are tight and firm. The hinges of volumes one and two are just starting, but are still firm. There is some wear to the extremities, including rubbing, with slight cockling to the spine, and several spine labels missing. Internally the pages are bright and generally clean, with occasional scattered spots or marks, prominent to the first and last few pages as usual. Overall the condition is good, with a near fine interior. A scarce collection of the works ofsuch aprominent Spanish literary figure..

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      London. 1779.. lvi,iii-xxxii,312pp. Contemporary calf boards, rebacked in matching style, spine gilt, gilt morocco label. Early ownership signature of "William Robinson" on first preface page. Endpapers dampstained, text lightly tanned, else quite clean internally. Good. A very useful compilation of all the naval treaties entered into by Great Britain at the time of the American Revolution. In the preface the compiler, William Harris, explains that his goal was to bring the maritime contents of the various treaties to the British public in an accessible way, which would be of use in the context of the "present maritime War." The preface also includes a discussion of French incursions into North America.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Atti della Solenne Coronazione fatta in Campidoglio della Insigne Poetessa 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.

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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

      Edinburgh: C. Denovan. 1779. Hardcover. Very Good. 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.

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        Samuel Huntington SIGNED The Gentlemen Farmer

      1779. Hardcover Hardcover. Fair. Samuel Huntington SIGNED The Gentlemen FarmerHuntington served the United States of America as the first President of the United States in Congress Assembled. Many believe that with this title, Huntington earned the right to be known as the first President of the United States. Huntington represented the state of Connecticut in the Continental Congress, signed the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation. This copy of 'The Gentleman Farmer' was originally owned by Samuel Huntington and bears his signature on the first page of the original text. Published in 1779, this book retains the original leather boards, but has been repaired with a new spine and new endpapers. The book is signed by Samuel Huntington , who added '1787' and 'Norwich' to his name. This date puts his ownership to one of the few years he served as the Governor of Connecticut. The book is also signed by Colbert Huntington. Three pages of plates intact. Book bears slight soiling and foxing due to age.

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      Boston. 1779.. [3]-38pp. Modern buckram, spine gilt. Institutional bookplate on front pastedown, with withdrawal notice. Very good. Lacks the half title. This copy bears contemporary notes on religious subjects on the final blank leaf. An important Revolutionary War sermon by Stillman, pastor of the First Baptist church in Boston. He calls for strict separation of church and state, the end of established churches, and the abolition of slavery - important ideas that would become incorporated into the American political system, some later than others. EVANS 16537. SABIN 91803.

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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.]

      London:: 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.& , 1779.. Presumed first and only edition.. Hardcover. Very Good. *** 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]

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        Theatre de la Guerre en Amerique ave les Iles Antilles

      Paris: Chez Lattre, 1779. Copper-engraved map, printed on two sheets joined, period hand-colouring in outline. 29 x 19 1/4 inches. Scarce American Revolutionary War map, with early manuscript boundary lines added. "Shows provinces, select towns and cities, forts, Indian villages and tribal territory, and relief. Includes some shoals and banks along the coast, navigational hazards and routes of navigation in the Gulf of Mexico" (Sellers and Van Ee). Bonne first issued this map on two separate sheets in 1771, under the title Partie de l'Amerique Septentrionale. The French involvement in the war prompted much interest in maps of the region and Bonne reissued the map in 1779, as two joined sheets and with a new title as above, to meet that demand. Interestingly, this issue of the map would be published by Jean Lattre, who himself would issue the important first French map of the United States following the Treaty of Peace. This copy with the interesting manuscript addition of boundary lines dividing the United States from Canada in the north and a boundary line along the Red River in the west and dividing Carolina from Florida. Sellers and Van Ee, Maps and Charts of North America and the West Indies 165; McCorkle, New England in Early Printed Maps 779.2.

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        Carta Executoria. Spanish illuminated manuscript on vellum, grant of arms, in favor of Don Carlos Basilio de Iscar

      Splendid example of a Borbon period Ejecutoria, in a lavishly gilt binding with its bronze & lacquer seal. 1779. San Idelfonso. In folio (310 mm x 200 mm). 12 ff. on vellum + 4 ff. on paper. Contemporary lavish red morocco elaborately gilt, working bronze clasps, boards with several gilt fillets, interlacing thick fillets, pointille and floral tooling, large very unusual centerpiece, seal attached with a luxurious cord (contemporary), grantee?s name lettered in gilt ?Executoria de Don Basilio de Iscar? on front board; a few tiny worm holes, very lightly rubbed, else fine. Usual minor toning to vellum leaves, some foxing to paper, overall a remarkably well-preserved work, with the vellum leaves in particularly good condition. An excellent example of Spanish illuminated manuscript on vellum. The binding is an important feature in this Ejecutoria, the bronze case seal ?not always and scarcely ever present- with the intact lacquer seal inside make it an even more important example. The manuscript includes two full page paintings, the first a splendid opening with the legend ?Don Carlos por la Gracia de Dios?, surrounded by spears, weapons, canons, olives and a majestic shield, all under the Crown. The second shows the grantee?s coat of arms, divided into six parts. Furthermore, it contains six fine historiated initials with miniature paintings. These documents began early in the 16th century ?the lavish productions to celebrate the granting of arms to the Hijosdalgo-, the trials themselves to prove nobility predate them considerably. Further literature on the subject can be found in the catalogue made for the exposition ?El Documento Pintado? (details on request). The quality of the documents, made by artists at the request of the family who wanted them for their records, depended on the price they were willing to pay. In this case, the Borbon influence can be seen in the detail of the illumination as well as the binding. This particular document is very well executed.

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        A plan of Fort Montgomery & Fort Clinton, taken by His Majesty's forces, under the command of Maj. Gen.l Sir Henry Clinton, K.B: Survey'd by Major Holland, Surv.r Gen.l &c

      London:: Des Barres,. 1779.. Very good overall. Important, scarce Revolutionary era English copper plate engraved map of the Hudson Highlands in original color, showing troop, artillery and defensive positions, including the chains across the river, employed to control this key waterway in the struggle for independence. The most important early map of Philipstown, New York, with the first structure, the Davenport House, delineated. With an inset at the left side, tipped at an angle as is characteristic of Des Barres, titled "Part of the Hudsons River, Shewing the position of Fort Montgomery and Fort Clinton, with the Chevaux de Frieze, Cables, Chains & c. to obstruct the passage of HIs Majesty's forces up the River, by Lieut. John Knight of the Royal Navy, in 1777". The section of the Hudson River shown in the inset extends from 'Newberry' (Newburgh) in the north, to Anthony's Nose and Peek's Creek (unnamed) in the south; with Davenport's House located just south of 'Polipus I' (Pollepel Island) where the chevaux de frieze are shown spanning the river. The main map shows both the chain and the cable obstructing the river from Anthony's Nose on the east side to Fort Montgomery on the west. References lettered "a" through "o" beneath the title. Lower right corner restored, with some loss, otherwise very good. 31 1/2 x 21 1/2", archivally matted and framed in a gilt and red maple frame, 40 x 30 1/2".& OCLC: 41183071; cites only 2 libraries worldwide that own this item.

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        Nouveau dictionnaire historique : ou, Histoire abregee de tous les hommes qui se sont fait un nom ..., avec des tables chronologiques ... / par une societe de gens-de-lettres [complete in 6 volumes]

      Caen :, Paris :, Rouen : chez G. Le Roy, chez Le Jay, chez P. Machuel, 1779. 4th Edition. Physical description: 6 v. ; 20 cm. Subjects: History -- Dictionaries -- 18th century -- Reference works -- Biography -- Early works to 1800. Notes: Each vol. has a separate t.p., with t.p. ornament. Main text in double columns. Head- and tail-pieces. Language: French. Good copies bound in full tree-lined calf. Gilt-blocked leather labels to spines, with raised bands and gilt-decorated spine compartments. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat dulled and worn as with age. Surface wear and scuffs to spine cover and panels. Marbled endpapers. Volume 1 lacks ffep and half-title page. This unique and collectible set remains particularly well-preserved for its age. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request.

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        Ueber die Musik der alten Hebraeer

      Wolfgang Walther Erlangen: Wolfgang Walther. 1779. Quarto. Early plain blue-gray wrappers. 1f. (title), [iii]-lix pp. + 1 engraved folding plate of ancient musical instruments. With decorative woodcut device to title and small decorative devices to running heads. Wrappers worn and detached. Moderate browning and foxing throughout; edges of leaves worn and creased; early signature to title indecipherable. . First Edition. Gregory Bartlett I p. 208. RISM BVI p. 649. & & "Pfeiffer was a German Protestant theologian, orientalist and librarian. He taught at the University of Erlangen... His work "On the music of the Hebrews" was in its day the most comprehensive on the subject." Wikipedia

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        Storia delle Arti del Disegno presso gli antichi, in 2 voll.

      Imperial Monistero di S. Ambrogio 1779 in 4°, pp. lxiv, 347; 355, 5 nn.; leg. coeva m/pelle, ds. a nervi con tit. in oro su tass., tagli spruzz., vignetta ai front., ritratto del cardinale Albani in ovale; l'opera, preceduta da un elogio di Heine, è tradotta dal tedesco dall'Abate Amoretti, arricchita di note originali degli editori cistercensi e di 33 disegni in più rispetto all'ediz. di Vienna, avendo essi potuto richiederli direttamente a Sua Eminenza il Card. Alessandro Albani, di cui l'A. era stato bibliotecario. In quest'opera teorico-tecnica estetica, si definiscono i canoni della bellezza pura dell'arte antica, contiene 18 tavv. f.t. e 36 grandi inc. in rame n.t. come testate o finali dei capitoli; carta bianca e forte con ampi margini, solo 3 fascicoli di carta più scura nel 2° vol. Gamba, 2503, Brunet V, 1463. Graesse VII, 461. Ottimo. 704/18

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        Geoffenbarter Einfluß in das allgemeine Wohl der Staaten der ächten Freymäurerey. Samt dem klar- und deutlichen Unterricht, das wahre Rosenkreutzerische Astralpulver ächt zu bereiten

      Amsterdam (d. i. Regensburg, Montag), 1779.. Zweyte Auflage. 160 S. Pappband d. Zt. Wolfstieg 27578; Kloß 2644; Taute 849: "Die unsinnigen Phantastereien und Faseleien des Verfassers über Kabbala und Magie, die Wunder der Sympathie und Antipathie, die Wirkungen des Magnets, der Wünschelruthe etc. haben nicht den geringsten Werth. Nach dem Missiv wurde das Buch von den Rosenkreuzern sehr hoch und für ein Lehrbuch gehalten." - Kloß und Taute weisen das unter dem Pseudonym "Carl Hubert Lobreich von Plumenoek" erschienene Werk fälschlicherweise H. K. Frhrn. von Ecker und Eckhoffen zu. - Es behandelt auch Wein- und Bierbereitung aus rosenkreuzerischer Sicht. - Etwas bestoßen. Anfangs etwas fleckig.

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        C. Velleii Paterculi quae supersunt ex historiae Romanae voluminibus duobus cum integris animadversionibus doctorum curante Davide Ruhnkenio [David Ruhnken]

      Leiden, Luchtmans 1779. 21 cm. 2 Teile in 1 Band. (32), 122, 1260 (irrig 1262), (100) Seiten mit Kupfertitel von Bleyswyk nach v. d. My. Pergamentband der Zeit mit Blindprägung und goldgeprägten Supralibros auf beiden Deckeln - ADB 29, 622f. (Ruhnken) - Brunet IV, 430 - Ebert 23482 - Schweiger, Klass. II, 1130 - "Diese Ausgabe ist ein wahres Muster kritischer Tacts und grammatischer Gelehrsamkeit, und bis jetzt unbestritten die beste" (Ebert). - Schulpreisband der Stadt Leiden mit gefaltetem Widmungsblatt. Schönes Exemplar - Sprache / Language: Lateinisch / Latin -

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      Antverpiae, Ex Architypographia Plantiniana, 1779.** . Relié de l' époque, plein - maroquin brun, dos à nerfs plats (5), dos orné de fil. doré et un pièce de titre doré sur maroquin rouge, coins emousses, plats frotte, dos endommagé, 23x29cm, ( LX) 420pp ( LXXIV), estampe bibliothèque.

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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

      London: Published by J. F. W. Des Barres in 'The Atlantic Neptune', June 1st, 1779. 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. 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.

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      London: Published by J. F. W. Des Barres in "The Atlantic Neptune," June 1st, 1779.. Black and white copper engraving. Plate size: 30 1/4 x 22 1/8 inches. Large repaired tear (12 inches) from bottom edge, parallel to centerfold. 4-inch repaired split from bottom in centerfold. Thin, uneven margins. Else very good. This is a fantastic sea chart of the Delaware coast from THE ATLANTIC NEPTUNE, which is universally recognized as one of the most magnificent atlases ever made. Constructed for the use of the British Navy, this chart shows the major part of the Delaware coast, from Rehobeth to Bombay Hook, as well as the opposing south New Jersey shore. Des Barres, of Swiss-Huguenot extraction, 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 legendary future explorer James Cook on a monumental chart of the St. Lawrence River. From 1762, Des Barres was enlisted to survey the coastlines of Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, and the Gulf of St. Lawrence, while his colleague, Samuel Holland, charted the New England coast. He also managed to gain access to some surveys of the American South, Cuba, and Jamaica. In 1774, Des Barres returned to England where he began work on THE ATLANTIC NEPTUNE. His dedication to the project was so strong, that often at his own expense he continually updated and added new charts and views up until 1784. That year he returned to Canada, where he remained for a further forty years, becoming a senior political figure and a wealthy land owner, and living to the advanced age of 103. THE ATLANTIC NEPTUNE, the most celebrated sea atlas, contains 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" (NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM CATALOGUE). 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 charged with this Herculean task, publishing the first volume in London in 1775, which was soon followed by three further volumes. Des Barres' monumental endeavor eventually featured over 200 charts and views, many being found in several states. His charts were immensely detailed, featuring both hydrographical and topographical information, and in many cases remained the most authoritative maps of the regions covered for several decades. SNYDER, CITY OF INDEPENDENCE, p.271.

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      Neufchatel/Geneva: La Societe Typographique, 1779. First Edition. Hardcover. Insignificant wear. A Fine set with wonderful plates. The First Edition of the three plate volumes of the First Quarto Edition (7-3/4" x 10") of this landmark work (There were also 36 text volumes not present here.). Bound in uniform contemporary diced calf leather with elaborately gilt-decorated spines and contrasting morocco spine labels. Complete with a total of 448 copper engravings--nearly a third of them double page or folding and including 10 maps--and various tables. Of the first edition published in 1751-1765, Carter and Muir in PRINTING AND THE MIND OF MAN state: "A monument in the history of European thought; the acme of the age of reason; a prime motive force in undermining the ancien regime and in heralding the French Revolution; a permanent source for all aspects of eighteenth-century civilizations" (PMM 200). A monument in the history of European thought; the acme of the age of reason; a prime motive force in undermining the ancient regime and in heralding the French Revolution; a permanent source for all aspects of eighteenth century civilization" (PRINTING AND THE MIND OF MAN 200 [first edition]). "The greatest encyclopedia of science, which had widespread effect in establishing uniformity of terminology, concept, and procedure in all fields of science and technology" (Grolier/Horblit 25b).

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        Recueil de planches, pour la nouvelle édition ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers, avec leur explication

      Lausanne, Soc. Typogr. 1779 -1781. 23 cm. 3 Bände. Mit insgesamt 496 Kupfertafeln (darunter viele doppelblattgroß und ausfaltbar). Gesprenkelte Kalblederbände der Zeit mit Rückenschild und Rückenvergoldung - Das vollständige Tafelwerk zu "Encyclopédie, ou Dictionnaire raisonné des Sciences, des Arts et des Métiers". In Band 2 werden im Kupferverzeichnis die doppelblattgroßen Tafeln teilweise als 2 Tafeln angezeigt: Abteilung "Architecture et parties qui en dependent" 81 Tafeln; Abteilung "Chymie" 25 Tafeln. - Band 1: Sciences. Mathématiques. (4), 32 Seiten und 102 Kupfertafeln (Geometrie, Trigonometrie, Vermessungskunde, Algebra, Kegel-Lehre, Analysis, Mechanik, Hydraulik, Optik, Perspektive, Astronomie, Geographie, Kartographie, Gnomik, Navigation, Mathematische Instrumente, Physik, Pneumatik); Èvolutions de terre. Art militaire. 76 Seiten und 33 Kupfertafeln (Gefechtstaktik, Festungsbasu, Belagerung); Marine. 51, (1) Seiten und 36 Tafeln; Marine. Evolutions navales. 12 Seiten und 7 Kupfertafeln. - Band 2: Anatomie. 48 Seiten und 33 Kupfertafeln); Architecture et parties qui en dependent. 40 Seiten und 68 Kupfertafeln (Säulenordnung, Fassaden, Grundrisse, Treppen, Gewölbe, Windmühle, Maurerhandwerk, Ziegelbrenner, Dachdecker, Fliesenleger); Chymie. 9, (1) Seiten und 24 Kupfertafeln (Labor, Elementsymbole, Experimente, Kristalle); Chirurgie. 6 Seiten und 39 Kupfertafeln (einschl. Frontispiz); Musique. 40 Seiten und 19 Kupfertafeln (Notensysteme verschiedener Kulturen); Table pour trouver les Diviseurs des Nombres jusqu'à 100000. 52 Seiten - Band 3: Supplement zu Band 1 und 2. 56 Seiten und 135 Kupfertafeln (Geometrie 1, Algebra 1, Mechanik 3, Optik 2, Astronomie 8, Geographie 10 Karten, Gnomonik 7, Physik 3, Musik 21, Architektur 17, Ziegelbrennen 1, Kalkbrennen 2, Dachdeckerei 2, Zuchthaus zu Brest 5, Theater-Architektur 9, Marinetechnik 1, Kriegsmaschinen 13, Militärtaktik der Griechen 2, Militärtaktik der Römer 3, Festungsbau 1, Militärtaktik der Türken 3, Artillerie 4, Waffen-Fabrikation 8, Chirurgie 8). Band 1 Bezug über dem vorderen Rückengelenk restauriert - Sprache / Language: Französisch / French -

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        Histoire de l'Astronomie Moderne Depuis la Fondation de l'Ecole d'Alexandrie, Justqu'a Lepoque de M.D.CC.XXX - M.DCC.LXXXII, Tomes I-III (In Three Volumes)

      Chez les Freres de Bure. Collectible - Good. Small Quarto 26cm. Full Leather Hardcover. First Edition, 1779. pp. xvi, 728, (iv), 749, (iv), 415. With 13 fold-out plates in Vol. I, and 5 more in Vol. II. Text in French. . Published 1779-1782. Ex-Library, with call numbers on the spines, and the usual pockets/labels on the endpapers. All three volumes are uniformly bound in tan leather, with red leather compartments, gilt lettering/decoration, and raised bands on the spines. Spines and edges are all worn and chipping. Joints and hinges are cracking. Textblocks are all sturdy, with red-tinted edges. Pages throughout show light to moderate foxing, but are otherwise clean and intact. "Withdrawn" stamp on margin each page #1. The engraved plates are complete and undamaged. This three volume set, scarce complete as a first edition, is one of the major works of Jean-Sylvain Bailly, the first mayor of the city of Paris, who was guillotined during the French Revolution. His accomplishments as as astronomer include a computation of the orbit of Halley's comet. . Offered by the Antiquarian, Rare, and Collectible department of Better World Books. Your purchase benefits global literacy programs. 100% satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Vüe des Tentes Turques, Prise du Point Q

      [Paris: Published by M. Delafosse, 1779]. Hand-coloured engraving. Tipped onto larger sheet of fine laid paper. Very good condtion. 11 1/2 x 17 3/4 inches. 13 3/4 x 21 1/8 inches. A beautifully coloured print picturing one of the picturesque garden follies in the Parc Monceau, from Carmontelle's "Jardin de Monceau," a collection of plates depicting the innovative features and design of this famous Parisian park. Designed by Carmontelle for the Duc de Chartres (the future Duc d'Orléans) and erected between 1773 and 1778, the Parc Monceau was one of the first landscaped parks to be constructed in Paris. It was designed in the Anglo-Chinese style, which originated in England and reached the height of its popularity in France during the late eighteenth century. This style was characterized by immaculately manicured foliage and lawns and the particularly by the use of conventions such as fabriques or folies, small ornamental edifices replicating exotic structures like Graeco-Roman temples, Oriental pavilions, Turkish tents, and Egyptian pyramids, which were used to visually enhance the garden, elicit emotion, and evoke lyrical associations with foreign places and ancient cultures. Essentially self-taught, Louis de Carmontelle was an extremely versatile draughtsman, painter and engraver, whose rare engravings are highly prized today. His first entrée into fashionable French society was as a mathematics tutor to the children of the French nobility, and he later became a popular figure at the royal court, where he entertained courtiers and eminent visitors with his "proverbs" (witty observational verses), his novel "transparencies" (a precursor of the magic lantern in which panoramic views were projected through illuminated transparent paper), and the copious portraits he spontaneously executed upon request. In 1763, he was employed to tutor and entertain the son of the Duc d'Orléans, who several years later entrusted him with the design of the Parc Monceau, one of Carmontelle's greatest artistic achievements. Cf. Benezit, Dictionnaire Des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs, Vol. 3, p. 254-5.

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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

      London: William Faden, January 1st, 1779. Copper-engraving, on six sheets joined as three, period hand colouring. approximately 55 x 74 3/4 inches. 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 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

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        l' École de Salerne, ou l'art de conserver la santé, en vers latins & françois

      Mont-Cassin/Paris, Segaud, 1779.. 1779. XV(I), 408 (2) pp. Maroquin violet, plats décorés de ( 4, respectivement 3 pour le plat postérieur) encadrements dorés, dont un pointillé, formant aux angles des presque-cercles avec des beaux fers dorés, dos à 5 nerfs, pointillés dorés. Tranches dorées. Reliure: style de l'époque, executée probablement au commencement du XXe siècle. Reliure executée finement par le relieur E. LUDWIG à Francfort avec son cachet. Sur le titre contemporain en encre: "Ch. Blondel" et éras. de: "hadou, Ch ..(?)". ¶ Masterbinding with master's imprint in gilt of E. Ludwig of Frankfurt a./M. (Germany). ¶¶ MEISTEREINBAND von E. Ludwig, Ffm. mit dessen vergoldeten Buchbinderstempel am Hinterdeckel. Sehr gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Fleck auf dem Bild ist einen Schatten.

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        Essai sur l'Isle d'Otahiti

      Avignon and Paris,: Froulle,, 1779.. Octavo, with an engraved frontispiece view of Tahiti; a fine copy in contemporary speckled half calf, orange spine label chipped. First edition: the very scarce and earliest separate serious work on Tahiti (predated only by the Omai-based fictions and the poetical satires on Joseph Banks); it is based for its facts on the reports of Wallis, Bougainville and Cook, and for its philosophy on Montesquieu and Rousseau. Tahiti was much discussed in Europe from the early 1770s, and various voyage accounts were in print during that decade, including those of Wallis, Bougainville and Cook. The Tahitian Aotourou had travelled back to Paris with Bougainville in 1769, while Omai had reached London with Cook in 1774.'Taitbout's pamphlet is of interest, not for the originality of its ideas, but because it reveals how notions of geographical control deriving from Montesquieu and applied by the Forsters to the islanders of the Pacific, could provide a rational explanation for the soft primitivism with which Bougainville, Hawkesworth, Banks, Diderot, and others, had endowed the peoples of the Society Islands, and add point and fire to a revolutionary pamphlet...' (Bernard Smith, European vision and the South Pacific, 1985, p. 87).Barbier notes that the book - published anonymously but now attributed to Taitbout - has sometimes been attributed wrongly to Bougainville. A German translation appeared in 1783.This copy has an additional work bound at the end, P.A. Caron de Beaumarchais, Le voeu de toutes les nations...dans l'abaissement et l'humiliation de la Grande-Bretagne, 1778 (Sabin 4178).Barbier, II 234; Kroepelien, 1271; O'Reilly-Reitman, 9291.

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        A Voyage to New Guinea, and the Moluccas, from Balambangan

      London,: G. Scott, 1779.. Quarto, with a portrait and a splendid series of 32 plates and maps, most of them folding or double-page; a large copy with good margins (a couple of plates just touched by binder at extreme edges nonetheless, as often); some occasional light browning but a very handsome copy in contemporary sprinkled calf, expertly rebacked to style preserving original spine label. First edition: a handsome copy of this classic account of experiences in New Guinea and the East Indies.Forrest was involved in the 1770 settlement of Balambangan, a colonising project based on recommendations by Alexander Dalrymple; from 1774 he was in the service of the East India Company, who wanted to extend their sources of trade in the direction of New Guinea. Along with two English officers and a crew of eighteen Malays Forrest pushed the exploration as far as Geelvink Bay in New Guinea. Here he gives the details of his 'journey of exploration from 1774-1776, on behalf of the East India Company, to western New Guinea (now the Indonesian province of West Papua). The Company traveled in search of spices beyond the Molucca Islands, which were then claimed by the Dutch. Forrest's travels took him from the north coast of Borneo, through the Moluccas, to New Guinea, and then to Mindanao, the southernmost island of the Philippines. His detailed observations lack the moral judgments found in so many other European accounts of the time...' (Cornell University, Treasures of the Asia Collections - online resource).The numerous maps and coastal profiles published here show the detailed observations that Forrest was making on this voyage 'of examination and inquiry rather than of discovery' (Hill). There is some discussion, in the Introduction and elsewhere, of the voyages of Schouten and Le Maire, Dampier and Tasman. A wonderfully purple dedication on the first of the topographical views is worth quoting in full: 'In Testimony of Esteem & Regard to Joseph Banks Esq; President of the Royal Society, Who thirsting after Knowledge, left the Enjoyment of Opulence and Ease, to sail round the World'.This fine copy of the book has the bookplate of George Leaton of Hoppyland Park (the location of a great 19th century adultery scandal). It later belonged to the Australian collector Sir Rupert Clarke and has his bookplate and ink ownership stamps.Hill, 623.

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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)

      Neuchatel, Samuel Fauche, Imprimeur et Libraire du Roi, 1779.. Volumes I and II only of 4, SIGNED BY L. R. WAGER. FIRST EDITIONS 1779 AND 1786, (Volumes III and IV not published until 1796), Volume II published in Geneva by Barde and Manget 1786. French text, 4to, approximately 260 x 195 mm, 10 x 7¾ inches, vignette to both title pages the first drawn by Carl Hachert, Volume I: folding map of the Lake of Geneva and the surrounding mountains, 8 folding plates, VI and VII on the same sheet, engraved headpiece of Geneva to page 1, another of an alpinist to the first page of Part II (355), pages: (4), 540, (1) - Directions to the Binder; Volume II: large folding map of the Alps nearest to Mont Blanc, engraved headpiece of mountains to page 1, 5 folding plates and 1 single plate, a table inserted between pages 576 and 577, and 588 and 589, pages: (4), xvi, (1)-641, (1-2) - including Directions to Binder. Bound in full speckled calf, gilt raised bands and gilt rules to spine, gilt lettered black morocco labels to spine, missing on Volume II. Upper and lower hinges cracked on both volumes, covers holding firmly on the cords, small chips to head and tail of spines, volume label on Volume I badly chipped, minor marks and a couple of small scrapes to covers, corners very slightly worn, small armorial bookplate of Rowland Burdon on front pastedown, signature in ink of L. R. Wager on front endpaper, occasional small pale mark or sport to margins, otherwise contents clean, tiny closed tear to inner edge of folding map in Volume II, a couple of pages faintly browned, small piece missing from 2 lower corners (paper flaw, no loss of print), tiny closed tear to edge of 1 page of table in Volume II, small closed tear to lower corner of page 512 (Volume II) with old paper repair. A good complete copy of the first 2 volumes in the set of 4, the last 2 being published 10 years after Volume II. The book belonged also to L. R. WAGER, A MODERN GEOLOGIST WITH HIS INK SIGNATURE ON THE FIRST FREE ENDPAPER OF EACH VOLUME WITH THE DATE 1946. Lawrence Rickard Wager, commonly known as Bill Wager, (5 February 1904 – 20 November 1965) was a British geologist, explorer and mountaineer, described as "one of the finest geological thinkers of his generation" and best remembered for his work on the Skaergaard intrusion in Greenland, and for his attempt on Mount Everest in 1933. (Wikipedia). MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

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      [Passy. Jan. 4, 1779].. 2pp. plus integral blank. Octavo, on a folded quarto sheet. Burnt at top margin, with loss of several words in upper left corner of first page. Corner loss repaired with later paper. Washed and silked. Fair. Fragment of a letter written and signed by John Adams, in which he responds to a forged document published in one of Genet's newspapers. The false report was published in the AFFAIRES DE L'ANGLETERRE ET DE L'AMERIQUE, for Adams writes, "[The resolve] of Congress of the 10 October [that] you have inserted in your no. 62 is another forgery." Adams goes on to enumerate the reasons why the report is a patent falsehood: "1. Congress are not so much allarmed [sic]. They know the Ennemy [sic] have not the power, tho they very well know they have the will to do the mischief. 2. Congress would never recommend the building of such hutts [sic]. There are houses enough in the country to receive the inhabitants of the towns, even in case of such extremity. 3. Congress would never recommend the burning the houses of Tories. They would sooner banish or harry them and confiscate their houses to carry on the war." The spurious resolve stated that the British were planning to annihilate American towns; it directed Americans living in targeted areas to build huts at thirty miles distance, and if attacked, they were to destroy all Tory property. In the next issue of AFFAIRES, Genet offers an apology. It is likely had had taken his intelligence from an English newspaper that cited James Rivington's ROYAL GAZETTE, a notorious Loyalist journal published in New York City. Adams concludes by remarking: "[A simple glance is sufficient] to any man who knows [the country] and the Congress to perceive Marks of the Beast, in such ridiculous fictions. Yet they impose of British mobs, Minister and Members of Parliament." While Adams's usage of "impose of" is obscure here, he meant to infer that there was a concerted effort to broadcast false rumors among the British people regarding Congress's policy on the conduct of the war. To counteract these false reports, Adams himself became a mastermind of media intelligence in order to raise European sympathy and understanding of the American cause. He often had Genet publish accounts which profiled American valor and courage in the face of adversity.

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        Depreciation, Inflation and Taxation

      Philadelphia, PA 1779 - Newspaper. The Pennsylvania Packet or the General Advertiser, John Dunlap: Philadelphia, Pa., July 15, 1779. 4 pp., 10 1/2 x 16 1/2 in., untrimmed. The front page prints a lengthy letter from "A Farmer of Virginia" on inflation, taxation, and monetary policy. Excerpts"There are three principal causes of the depreciation of our paper-currency. First, the great quantity in circulation. Second, the want of confidence in the will and ability of the States to redeem it by taxes and specie. Third, the deranged State of the public business, and the want of effectual laws for regulating the conduct of, an bringing to account, all such as are employed in the service of the public.I shall endeavor to shew by what methods the quantity in circulation may be lessened, and the value restored, without violating the public faith or oppressing the citizens of these United States. The paper-money of these States differs from that of any country in Europe, because the principle on which it is emitted is different. The principle is taxation; and if it be not duly applied, the quantity must encrease according to the exigencies of the States, and the credit or value will be diminished in proportion as the quantity emitted exceeds the sum necessary for a circulating medium. This will generally be ascertained by comparing the price of commodities purchased with paper-money, to that which shall be purchased with specie. Taxation, then, being the principle on which the paper money was emitted, if it had been applied when the depreciation commenced, it would most certainly have produced a remedy for the evil. This would have prevented the enormity of the public debt. (p. 1, col. 1-3)Also on the front page: an advertisement for "Good Bohea Tea" sold by Jewish merchant Benjamin Seixas, who had relocated to Philadelphia from New York during the British occupation. (p.1, col.3)This issue also contains a letter from George Washington responding to Doctor John Morgan, who was in the process of a very public vindication. "No fault, I believe, ever was or could be found with the economy of the Hospitals, during your Directorship. Things in the first stage of the war were plentiful and cheap, and I am inclined to think, that you contributed as much as lay in your power, to provide at the lowest rates." (p.2, col.1)As well as the protests of the "tanners, curriers, and cordswainers of the city" in response to inflation: "The depreciation of our currency is a fact so notorious, that the cause of America can receive no injury from mentioning it in the course of the observations we are about to make. For many years preceding the issuing of the present currency, the prices of skins, leather, and shoes were so proportioned to each other as to leave the tradesmen a bare living profit.The prices of leather and shoes continued the same as formerly until the depreciation of the currency had made considerable progress, nor did we advance our price until the increased expence of almost every other article of consumption rendered it absolutely necessary, and then we kept a great distance behind many other tradesmen, and infinitely almost behind the advance on foreign articles. Thus, in the beginning of 1777, when money had depreciated, or, which is the same thing, goods had risen for the most part to three and four prices, our commodities had advanced scarcely two prices.Having thus stated our ideas of this matter for your consideration, we think ourselves justified before the world in declaring, that we do not consider ourselves bound by the regulated prices of our commodities, and we shall not observe them until a general regulation of all other articles shall take place, by common consent." (p. 2 col. 2-3, p. 3, col. 1)Along with other reports of the war. "We have been twice out after the enemy's fleet, but can't bring them to action. On our passage to this port, in company with the Carrisfort, we fell in with a fleet fr. (See website for full description)

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      [Boston: Edes & Gill], 1779.. Broadside, 18 x 13 1/2 inches. Printed in four columns. Some minor loss. Backed with heavier paper. Very good. Matted and framed. Proclamation made by the Massachusetts state congress concerning the economic impact of the Revolutionary War upon the currency, and noting France's alliance with the States. By 1779 the colonies were embroiled in a financial crisis. The Continental dollar was depreciating rapidly, and it was becoming increasingly difficult for the state and national governments to supply the army. The broadside blames not the dollar but the "artifices of men" for price-gouging and monopolizing goods. Likewise, the Congress indicates that more money is needed to defray the cost of the war: "Your governments being now established, and your ability to contend with your invaders ascertained, we have on the most mature deliberation judged it indispensably necessary to call upon you for forty five millions of dollars, in addition to the fifteen millions required by a resolution of Congress of the 2d of January last, to be paid to the Continental treasury before the 1st day of January next...." The text continues, announcing the alliance with France and exhorting the people to repulse their enemies and hold fast to the cause. On March 18, 1780 the Continental Congress passed a law withdrawing the older, inflation-ridden currency. The law called for each state to collect its share of outdated currency. Massachusetts' share amounted to over five million pounds. ESTC locates only five copies, at the American Antiquarian Society, Boston Public Library, Massachusetts Historical Society, Rosenbach Library, and Yale University. EVANS 16637. FORD 2191. CUSHING 1073. ESTC W34194.

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        Beschreibungen der Gattungen von Planzen

      Stuttgart,: Christoph Mantler,, 1779.. Small quarto, with 18 etched plates, the plates each tipped to the fore-edge of the appropriate facing page; in fine condition in the original marbled boards, crimson & green calf labels on the spine; a very attractive copy. First German edition of the Characteres Generum Plantarum (see catalogue number 79), detailing the Forsters' important Linnean classification of botanical discoveries made during Cook's second voyage. The Forsters, father and son, travelled as scientists on the second voyage, partly to fill Banks' unexpected absence. This German version - which contains eighteen plates although only seventeen are mentioned in the title - follows the original Latin publication which appeared as Characteres generum plantarum in London in 1776. It is one of the earliest sources for our knowledge of the plants of Australasia and Polynesia. Once again, the descriptions are by Anders Sparrman and the engravings are after drawings by Forster the younger.The Characteres was one of the earliest publications resulting from the second voyage; the rush to get the London edition into print should probably be seen in the light of the quarrel with the Admiralty over the Forsters' claims to publishing rights for the official account of the voyage. This pre-emptive scientific publication may well have been intended to show the strength of the Forster camp.Scientifically, the work may not be of major importance, but it is nonetheless one of the earliest sources for our knowledge of the plants of Australasia and Polynesia, has considerable significance for the history of the second voyage, and is one of a surprisingly small number of monuments to the scientific achievements of the three voyages.Beddie, 1386; Hunt, 649; Nissen, B645; O'Reilly-Reitman, 2471; Stafleu & Cowan, 1826.

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        Chronologen. Ein periodisches Werk

      Frankfurt, Felßecker 1779 - 1781.. Bde. 1/2, 7/8, 9/10 und 11 (von 12) in 4 Bänden. Pappbde. d. Zt., Bd. 11 abweichend gebunden. Goed. IV 1, 845, 16; Diesch 1159; Kirchner 5784 (irrtümlich 7 Bande); Kaldewey, Hehres und Triviales III, 32 "(Komplett) so gut wie unauffindbar". - Leider nur 7 Bände der in 12 Bänden erschienenen großen Zeitschriftenpublikation Wekhrlins. Ähnlich wie später im `Grauen Ungeheur` und in den `Hyperboreischen Briefen` äußert sich Wekhrlin in politischen Artikeln, kritischen Essays, Glossen und Anekdoten zu Vorfällen im Staat, in der Kirche, Justiz, zu Verfassung, Unterricht usw. und stellt alles, was der aufgeklärten Weltanschauung zuwider läuft, an den Pranger. "Rechtsverletzungen, Tortur, Hexenverfolgung, Bestechung, Inquisition, Tyrannei und Fürstenwillkür werden mit leidenschaftlichen Beiträgen - meist von ihm selbst - gegeißelt. Die Beschäftigung mit seinen Publikationen bringt nicht nur kulturhistorische Einsichten, die man selten in solcher Vielfalt und Einprägsamkeit haben kann, sondern sie sind ... praktische Lehre und Anregung in Menge. Aus diesem Grund bietet Wekhrlin ein lohnendes Objekt fur literarische, kulturelle, menschlich-psychologische und nicht zuletzt publizistische Studien" (nach Fahler). Wekhrlin "lachte noch über die Welt und über den Zorn, mit dem sie seinen schonungslosen Witz aufnahm. Als ein Schweizer Kanton seine `Chronologen` wollte verbrennen lassen, schickte er seinen Schattenriss als Beitrag zu dieser Feierlichkeit" (Goedeke). In Band 8, S. 225 ff. findet sich eine kritische Besprechung von Knigges Buch: Ueber Jesuiten, Freymaurer und Rosenkreuzer. Der bisher von allen Bibliographen nach den - nachgelieferten - Titelblättern zitierte Erscheinungszeitraum bis 1781 muss auf 1783 korrigiert werden. So sind die "Briefe vom Rhein" in Band 10 vom März 1782 datiert, im selben Band findet sich ein "Almanach der Philosophie aufs Jahr 1783". - Etwas berieben. Bd. 11 mit gest. Exlibris der Bibliotheca Seckendorffiana.

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        (Samuel) Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, to the Works of the English Poets.

      London: Printed by J. Nichols..., 1779-81 . first edition, 10 Vols., sm.8vo., without the portrait of Johnson, as often, and without the rare errata and directions to binder in vol.i with The Works of the English Poets.... London: Printed by H. Hughs..., 1779-80 first edition, 58 Vols., sm.8vo., with all 28 engraved portraits, lacking the vol.56 title-page together in contemp. red morocco, spines gilt with musical trophies, g.e., slight rubbing to the head of a few spines, very attractive A justly celebrated work, incorporating the first publication of the best and most famous short literary biographies in English, now known as Johnson's Lives of the Poets. It is the second great work with which he is generally associated and his last major literary work. "This is the work which, of all Dr. Johnson's writings, will perhaps be read most generally, and with most pleasure. Philology and biography were his favourite pursuits, and those who lived most in intimacy with him, heard him upon all occasions, when there was a proper opportunity, take delight in expatiating upon the various merits of the English poets...." (Boswell) The Lives were pioneering works of biographical and literary criticism, the simplest in style and expression of all Johnson's literary labours, and they abound in anecdote. Here they are accompanied by a set of the Works of the Poets, lacking the title-page to volume 56: offset from the portrait frontispiece of Lyttelton onto the fly-title shows that it was never present. J.D. Fleeman reckoned that many sets are imperfect in some degree, and cites Samuel Rogers' set of "55 volumes...with all faults", sold by Puttick & Simpson in 1868.

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        27 propositions magnétiques MANUSCRIT (précieux exemplaire de la collection René Sémelaigne)

      In-4° 4 pages, 3 pages manuscrites de la main de Charles Deslon le plus fidèle et précoce disciple de Mesmer. Exemplaire de René Sémelaigne, le grand historien de la psychiatrie française avec le cachet gras de sa bibliothèque. Il s'agit des fameuses 27 propositions rédigés de la main du mâitre et qu'il vendait alors à prix d'or. Celle-ci est remarquable car il s'agit de l'exemplaire n° 3. Le Mesmérisme se rattache à une tradition qui s'est développée vers le milieu du xvi°siècle; cette tradition, comme l'indique le nom môme de Magnétisme animal, que Mesmer n'a pas inventé, attribuait à l'homme le pouvoir d'exercer sur ses pareils une action analogie à celîe de l'aimant, il paraît avéré que l'aimant naturel et ses propriétés physiques, l'existence de deux pôles doués de propriétés contraires, l'action à distance, sans contact direct, ont produit une impression profonde sur les esprits. Dès l'antiquité on avait vu, ou du moins cru observer, que l'aimant possède des vertus curatives, et on l'avait employé comme remède. Cette opinion s'était perpétuée au moyen âge (1). Dans un livre de Cardan, datant de 1584 (Les livres de Hierosme Cardanus, le septième livre des pierreries, p. 186, À et B), on trouve le récit d'une expérience d'anesthésie produite par l'aimant. L'usage était alors de faire avec l'aimant des anneaux qu'on portait au cou et aux bras pour guérir les maladies nerveuses. Peu à peu se fit jour l'idée que le corps de l'homme a des propriétés magnétiques. La première trace de cette doctrine se trouve dans les ouvrages de Paracelse. Cet illustre illuminé contenait que l'homme jouit, à l'égard de son corps, d'un double magnétisme; qu'une portion tire à soi les astres et s'en nourrit; de là la sagesse, les sens, la pensée; qu'un autre tire à soi les éléments et s'en sépare: de là la chair et le sang; que la vertu attractive et cachée de l'homme est semblable à celle du karabé et de l'aimant; que c'est par cette vertu que le magnés des personnes saines attire l'aimant dépravé de celles qui sont malades (2). A la suite de Paracelse, un grand nombres de savants du XVI e et du XVII e siècle, Glocénius, Burgraeve, Helinotius, Robert Fludd, le père Kircher, Maxwell, crurent reconnaître dans l'aimant les propriétés du principe universel par lequel ces esprits avides de généralisation pensaient expliquer tous les phénomènes de la nature. Ces savants écrivirent des livres volu­mineux, remplis de discussions stériles, d'affirmations sans preu ves et d'argumentations dérisoires. Antoine Mesmer naquit en Allemagne en 1734; il se fit recevoir docteur-médecin à la Faculté de Vienne, et prit pour sujet de sa thèse: De l'influence dés astres, des planètes sur ta guérison des maladies (1766). Il prétendait prouver que le soleil, la lune et les corps célestes agissent sur les êtres vivants au moyen d'un fluide subtil qu'il appelait magnétisme animal, pour marquer ses com­ munes propriétés avec l'aimant. Depuis la publication de cette ?uvre bizarre et mystique, Mesmer avait fait la rencontre du P. Hell, jésuite, professeur d'astronomie, qui, en 1774, établi à Vienne, guérissait des maladies au moyen de fers aimantés. Découvrant quelque analogie entre les expériences du père Hell et ses propres théories astronomiques, Mesmer voulut essayer les effets de l'aimant dans le traitement des maladies. Le récit de ses cures remplit les journaux de Vienne. Forcé de quitter Vienne à la suite d'une aventure qui n'a rien de clair, Mesmer vint à Paris. 11 s'installa d'abord dans un quar­ tier obscur, place Vendôme, et se mit à enseigner sa théorie du fluide magnétique. Un mémoire sur la découverte du magnétisme, qu'il publia en 1779, annonça au monde qu'il avait trouvé un principe capable de guérir toutes les maladies. 11 résumait sa doctrine dans 27 propositions ou plutôt assertions, dont la plupart ne font que reproduire les conceptions nuageuses de la médecine magnétique Très bon couverture souple Edition originale Signé par l'auteur

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        Storia delle arti del disegno presso gli antichi. -

      Milano 1779.2 voll. in 1. In-4. Legatura coeva in pergamena, titolo impr. in oro sul dorso. Vignetta sui frontespizi, 18 tavv. f.t., 5 ripieg., e 35 illus. n.t. (inclusi i ritratti del Cardinale Albani a cui l'opera è dedicata e quello di Winckelmann), il tutto inc. in rame. LXIV, 347 pp.; 355, (5) pp.; lievi ingialliture su pochi fogli del secondo volume, altrimenti esemplare molto buono su carta azzurrina. Prima edizione italiana di una pietra miliare nella storia dell'arte. L'opera del famoso archeologo «costituisce il punto di partenza per l'attuazione scientifica non soltanto della storia dell'arte antica, ma anche della storia dell'arte medievale e moderna» (Treccani). Borroni II, 21-26. First Italian edition of Winckelmann's masterpiece (first edn.: Dresden 1764). With 18 engr. plates (5 folding), and 35 engr. text illus. A few leaves toned in vol. II, otherwise a very good copy printed on light blue paper and bound in contemp. vellum, gilt title on spine.

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      JOMBERTEdito nel 1779 a Paris, in folio grande, legatura in piena pelle bazzana, dorso a nervi con fregi in oro, tassello al dorso con titoli in oro, marca al frontespizio, 137 incisioni di cui 21 a doppia pagina. Lavoro di grande interesse, che raffigura le rovine romane, opera che fornisce la prima rappresentazione accurata della realtà antica dell'architettura romana ed è l'inizio di quella lunga serie di disegni con misure, che rappresentano, una delle grandi tradizioni di architettura francese. Traviamo incisioni del Pantheon, Colosseo, Archi di trionfo di Tito, Settimio Severo, Costantino, le erme di Diocleziano e 116 tavole a piena pagina che mostrano parti di numerosi edifici. Bell'esemplare.

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        Cupra Marittima antica città del Piceno illustrata. -

      Macerata, Chiappini & Cortesi, 1779.In-folio. Cartonatura rustica coeva. Antiporta con ritratto, 2 illustrazioni n.t., e alcune graziosi capilettera, testatine e vignette inc. in rame. XII, 167, (1) pp.; piccolo restauro al frontespizio; esemplare fresco, intonso e marginoso. Edizione originale. Origini, memorie storiche e archeologia dell'antica città fondata dai Sabini. Ranghiasci 68. Platneriana 121. Manca a Lozzi e a Fossati Bellani.

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      Gavelli 1779 in folio, pp. 143, bella rileg. mod. m. perg. e carta dec. ai piatti con recupero di materiale antico. Front. con veduta di Pesaro inc. in rame. Con xilogr. n.t. raff. monete e una veduta. L'A. fu letterato e grande erudito originario di Pesaro (1708-1789), di cui si conosce una vasta produzione di opere e operette di interesse locale: questo titolo è uno dei più rari e ricercati. Raro. Manca a Coleti. Lozzi 2523. [236]

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        Nuova Raccolta delle megliori Vedute antiche, e moderne di Roma. Disegnate ed incise da Giovanni Cassini Disegnate ed Incise da Giovanni Cassini l'anno 1779

      Volume in-quarto oblungo (395x258 mm), legatura in mezza pelle del XIX con piatti e tagli marmorizzati, frontespizio allegorico inciso, tavola di dedica a Guglielmo Pallotta, indice e 80 vedute della città finemente incise in rame, tutte firmate dal Cassini. Restauro al verso del frontespizio, leggere ossidazioni sui primi fogli per il resto in ottimo stato di conservazione. Presso Venanzio Monaldini Mercante di Libri in Roma, 1779. Giovanni Maria Cassini, Chierico Regolare Somasco fu geografo e cartografo, ma anche intagliatore di architetture e prospettive - uno dei migliori discepoli di Giovanni Battista Piranesi. Cassini fu uno degli ultimi sferografi italiani del Settecento ed i suoi globi ebbero una notevole diffusione, come pure il Nuovo Atlante Geografico. Bella raccolta di vedute di Roma, rara da reperire completa. Bibliografia: Thieme-Becker VI, 130; Cicognara 3657. Borroni 8155-1; Rossetti, Roma, 1680. Rome: Venanzio Monaldini, 1779. First Edition with the dedication to M. Pallotta. Illustrated profusely with a very finely engraved frontispiece, table with flourishes, and with 80 very finely engraved and beautiful views of Rome. Oblong quarto (mm. 394 x 258), bound in XIX century half morocco with paper of colours, the plates complete as issued. A beautiful example, very clean and with the plates bright, strong and very vivid. RARE COMPLETE FIRST EDITION OF THESE IMPORTANT 18TH CENTURY ENGRAVINGS OF ROMAN VIEWS. "Cassini (1745 ca. - 1824), was a member of the Somaschi order of clerics. He studied with Piranesi before becoming a painter and engraver for the papal publishing house, the Calcografia Camerale. His extensive oeuvre includes architectural and antique views, including a famous suite of 80 views of Rome, book illustrations (notably for Passeri's study of ancient gems), maps, and gores or the terrestrial and celestial globes."

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        La predicazione. Traduzione dal francese LEG. CON Il mondo come va'. Visione di Babouc scritta da lui medesimo D. M. D. V.

      s.e. (Francesco Rossi) 1779 3 voll. in 16 rilegati in 1, pp. 100; 29 + (1b). Legatura in p. pg. coeva. La prima opera, dal titolo "La predicazione", è la prima traduzione italiana, senza indicazione di luogo ed editore, ma solo della data (1779), di un'opera anonima attribuita a Voltaire uscita nel 1766 con il titolo "De la predication par l'auteur du dictionnaire philosophique" e attribuita a Voltaire proprio per l'artificiosa indicazione inserita nel titolo di "opera dell'autore del dizionario filosofico", espressione che scompare, invece, nella traduzione italiana. Anche la seconda, "Il mondo come va'. Visione di Babouc" è la prima e unica traduzione italiana di un racconto allegorico-filosofico di Voltaire "Le monde comme il va, vision de Babouc", pubblicato nel 1748, e poi con titolo leggermente diverso nel 1749. Qui lo scrittore immagina che l'angelo Ituriele, uno degli spiriti che presiedono agli imperi del mondo, esasperato dalle follie e dagli eccessi dei Persiani, invii lo sciita Babouc a Persepoli perché gli riferisca cosa accade e gli permetta di decidere se la città deve essere sterminata o rieducata. Babouc vede davanti a sé episodi di crudeltà, licenziosità e superstizione ma anche esempi di coraggio, saggezza e generosità da parte degli uomini. Ituriel decide allora di lasciare che "il mondo vada come vada" poiché, anche se non tutto va bene, tutto è pur sempre passabile. Di queste due opere si fa riferimento in Bloch e Mckenna in "L'identification du texte clandestin aux XVII et XVIII siecle", 1999, p. 253, nota 50. In particolare, secondo gli Aa., "La predicazione" sarebbe stata stampata a Siena, presso Francesco Rossi, come si evince dal "Catalogo de' libri stampati e che si vanno stampando... da Francesco Rossi..." che fa riferimento, per l'appunto, a questa edizione. Entrambi i testi, "La predicazione" e "La visione di Babouc" compaiono inoltre elencati nel catalogo del 1785 del libraio napoletano Porcelli (con l'attribuzione di La predicazione a Voltaire). Mentre un esemplare di "La predicazione" è presente nella Biblioteca Comunale degli Intronati di Siena, aggiungono gli Aa. che nessuna traduzione di il Monde comme va, sconosciuto alle bibliografie, è stato finora rintracciato. ITA

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      , Antverpiae, Ex Architypographia Plantiniana, 1779.** 1779 Relié de l' époque, plein - maroquin brun, dos à nerfs plats (5), dos orné de fil. doré et un pièce de titre doré sur maroquin rouge, coins emousses, plats frotte, dos endommagé, 23x29cm, ( LX) 420pp ( LXXIV), estampe bibliothèque.

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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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        Delle opere di Giuseppe Flavio dall'original testo greco nuovamente tradotte In Lingua Italiana e illustrate con note dall'abate Francesco Angiolini piacentino Tomo Primo In cui si contengono i primi otto Libri delle Antichità Giudaiche [marca tipogr. incisa]; In Verona [doppia linea] Per gli eredi di Marco Moroni. Con licenza de' Superiori e privilegio MDCCLXXIX // Id., Id., Tomo Secondo In cui si contengono gli altri otto Libri delle Antichità Giudaiche, Id. // Id., Id., Tomo Terzo In cui gli ultimi quattro Libri delle Antichità Giudaiche, la Vita dell'Autore scritta da lui medesimo, i due libri contro Apione, e l'unico de' Maccabei, coll'indice necessario, Id., MDCCLXXX. // Id., Id., Tomo Quarto In cui si contengono i sette Libri della distruzione di Gerusalemme coll'indice necessario, Id

      Moroni Marco, eredi 1779 4° [cm. 29 x 21]; 4 tomi con 4 front.; pp XVI + 477 + 3 n.n.; 404; 392 + 68 + 2 n.n.; 518. Leg. coeva in cartoncino ricoperto di carta decorata scolorita e danneggiata soprattutto nei dorsi; scollato quello del primo tomo. Capilettera e finalini decorati. Macchie d'acqua nel margine esterno. A fogli chiusi i primi tre tomi. Sulla guardia anteriore del primo tomo ex libris del parroco Giovanni Archetti.

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        Sainte Bible en Latin et en François, avec des notes littérales, critiques et historiques, des préfaces et des dissertations (16 Tomes sur 17 : sans le tome 9)

      Sens Gaude 1779 Tirées du Commentaire de Dom Augustin Calmet, Abbé de Senones, de M. l'Abbé de Vence, & des Auteurs les plus célèbres ; pour faciliter l'intelligence de l'Ecriture Sainte, 16 vol. in-8 reliure de l'époque pleine basane marbrée, dos à 5 nerfs ornés, A Toulouse, Chez Sens, A Nismes, Chez Gaude, 1779, env.950 pp. par vol. Incomplet : manque le seul tome 9 (Isaïe). Intéressant ensemble (sans les cartes et les figures hors texte annoncées, petit travail de vers marginal sur qq. feuillets d'un tome, qq. petits accrocs en coiffe , qq. petits mq.) à petit prix. Français

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      London:: Printed for W. Flexney, Holborn,. 1779.. 16mo: [A]^4 B - Q^8 R^2. O2, O4 & R2 cancels. O2 & O4 cancels switched, such that the O gathering sequence now O1, O4, O3, O2, O5 - O8. 7-3/16" x 4-5/8". 2nd edition, revised and corrected. OCLC records only 2 institutional holdings. [1], vii, 243, [1] pp. Errata, p. 244.. Period bindings of full light brown spotted calf with elaborate gilt decorated spine; dentelles & marbled paper eps. Pale yellow edge stain.. Light binding wear. Prior owner bookplate/signature. Overal, an. attractive Very Good Plus copy.. Shepherd was a "Church of England clergyman and theological writer, ... who matriculated from Corpus Christi College, Oxford, on 1 December 1749 at the age of seventeen. ... After considering a military career he took orders in the Church of England and eventually was appointed chaplain to Thomas Thurlow, bishop of Lincoln and later of Durham; Thurlow's nomination gained Shepherd the archdeaconry of Bedford in July 1783. He was elected a fellow of the Royal Society in May 1781, and in 1788 he was Bampton lecturer at Oxford. In 1792 he was instituted to the rectory of Wetherden and Helmingham in Suffolk by Lord Chancellor Thurlow, brother of the bishop, and he held these preferments until his death. Shepherd published a wide selection of writings, including poetry and drama, although he came to concentrate on theology. His poetry was not unsuccessful: his Ode to Love (1755?) was reprinted in 1760 and The Nuptials (1761) went into three editions. Most of his poetic and dramatic pieces were included in the two-volume Miscellanies (1775). Several of Shepherd's theological works went into two or more editions, including his response to Soame Jenyns in The Review of a Free Enquiry (1759), The Requisition of Subscription to the Thirty-Nine Articles (1771), and Reflections on the Doctrine of Materialism (1779), addressed to Joseph Priestley. Shepherd published regularly throughout his life; his last piece was No False Alarm, or, A Sequel to Religious Union (1808). He died at the parsonage at Wetherden on 3 January 1809." [ODNB]. Shepherd's works are now uncommon in the trade. This 2 volume work is offered with 2 other Shepherd titles, TavBooks ID #37011 & 37013. The price is for all 4 volumes.

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