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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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        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. IN TWO VOLUMES

      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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        LETTERS TO A NOBLEMAN ON THE CONDUCT OF THE WAR IN THE MIDDLE COLONIES

      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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        Miniature Book of Psalms

      Publisher unknown - Printed by J. Wright of Bristol, 1779 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A miniature book of psalms. In a tiny pocket-sizeformat with a psalm for every day of the year. With previous owners' ink inscriptions to recto and verso of front free endpaper, one of J. Drury dated 10/2/[17]79. Condition: In a calf binding. Externally, sound though worn. Internally, title page and rear free endpapermissing, first page of text detached but present. Otherwise, generally firmly bound. Slight age-toning throughout with marks to endpapers and slight spotting. Overall: GOOD ONLY.

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        An Universal Military Dictionary, or A Copious Explanation of the Technical Terms Etc Used in the Equipment, Machinery, Movements, and Military Operations of an Army

      J. Millan, 1779. Hardcover. Very Good. London: Printed for J.Millan, 1779. Large 4to. Fully bound in leather. Spine has been professionally repaired with modern tan leather. Four gilt bands and gilt lettering along. Rubbing to extremities. Inside front cover has a book description paste down, a personal library plate of Arthur Norris Kennard bearing motto, At Spes Non Fracta, But hope is not yet crushed. Previous owners inscription on inside front cover and title page. Interior pages are clean, unmarked, and in excellent condition. Sixteen folding engraved plates present with some smoke residue on margins. The sixteen engraved plates are by Smith, title page engraved by C. Grignion after P. Sandby, folding letterpress table. Captain George Smith, although born in England, entered the military service of Prussia, He was connected with nobility of the kingdom. Once he returned to England he was appointed Inspector of the Royal Military Academy at Woolwich were he published The Universal Military Dictionary and the Bibliotheca Miliaris. Please feel free to view our pictures of this lovely piece of English military history. Ships daily.This is an oversized or heavy book that requires additional postage for international delivery outside of Canada and the US.

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        Evelina or the History of a Young Lady's Entrance into the WorldInthree volumes

      London - T. Lowndes, 1779 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. This three volume epistolary novel has notions of sensibility and early romanticism, exploring the life of the unacknowledged but legitimate daughter of a dissipated English aristocrat, Evelina. Formatted in letters, Evelina is raised in rural seclusion until her 17th year, yet learns to navigate the complex layers of 18th-century society and earn the love of a distinguished nobleman. First published anonymously, its authorship was revealed by the poet George Huddesford, as female English novelist, diarist and playwright Frances Burney. Each volume features a frontispiece by the illustrator T. Lowndes. Complete in three volumes. Condition: In mottled calf bindings with marbled boards and gilt design to the spines. Externally, smart although slightly rubbed particularly to the spines. Volumetwo front hinge is slightly strained yet firm. Internally,all firmly bound with bright pages. Generally clean but with occasional spotting, particularly to the first and last pages. Some offsetting from frontispieces. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Six Old Plays, on Which Shak-Speare Founded His Measure for Measure, Comedy of Errors, Taming the Shrew, King John, K. Henry IV, and K. Henry V, King Lear - [Complete in 2 Volumes]

      London, : Printed For S. Leacroft ... And Sold By J. Nichols ... T. Evans ... And H. Payne ..., MDCCLXXIX [1779], 1779. 1st Edition. Contents include: v. 1. Promos and Cassandra [by G. Whetstone] Menaechmi [by Plautus] The taming of a shrew. K. John, pt. 1.--v. 2. K. John [pt. 2] V. The true chronicle of history of King Leir.... Subject: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 - Sources. With reproductions of original title-pages. Physical desc. : 2 v ; 22cm. Paged continuously. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with gilt-blocked title and volume indications. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional set - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        Egmont Harbour [modern Jeddore Harbour, Nova Scotia]

      London: Published by J.F.W. Des Barres in 'The Atlantic Neptune', 1 April, 1779. Sea chart, etched with roulette-work, with original colour, with aquatint view. Printed on laid paper with `J Bates' watermark and `JB' countermark. 32 x 24 1/8 inches. A very fine sea chart and view of Egmont, now called Jeddore Harbour, from 'The Atlantic Neptune', the first British sea atlas of her North American colonies This is a finely presented and highly detailed chart of what is now known as Jeddore Harbour, near Halifax. The bay, seven miles long and three miles wide, is captured in a cartographic composition of great topographical and hydrographical detail, and is further embellished by a roundel containing a mariner's view of the area. This chart is the fifth and final state produced, and is identical to the Henry Stevens Collection, variant 49G, in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich. Des Barres studied under the great mathematician Daniel Bernoulli at the University of Basel, before continuing on to the Royal Military College at Woolwich. On the outbreak of the Seven Years war 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 be his aide-de-camp. 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. In 1774, Des Barres returned to England where he began work on the 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 was the first British sea atlas of her North American colonies, and one of the most important achievements of eighteenth century cartography. With an official commission from the Royal Navy, Des Barres published the first volume in London in 1775, which was soon followed by further volumes. Des Barres' monumental endeavor eventually featured over two-hundred charts and aquatint views, many being found in several states. All of the charts were immensely detailed, featuring both hydrographical and topographical information. Des Barres' plates were used to print further editions up into the first decade of the nineteenth-century. The Neptune met with the highest acclaim from the beginning, and is today widely regarded as superior to all other atlases produced during its time. National Maritime Museum: Henry Stevens Collection: K0124 HNS 49G & Catalogue, no.38, p.382; Cf. Spendlove, The Face of Early Canada, Chapter 4: "J.F.W. Des Barres and The Atlantic Neptune"; pp. 18-22; Debard, "The Family Origins of Joseph Frederick Wallet Des Barres: A Riddle Finally Solved", Nova Scotia Historical Review, Vol 14, No. 2 (1994), p.15

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        Observations Concerning The Public Law, And The Constitutional.

      1779 - Stuart, Gilbert [1743-1786]. Observations Concerning The Public Law, And The Constitutional History Of Scotland: With Occasional Remarks Concerning English Antiquity. Edinburgh: Printed for William Creech; And J. Murray, London, 1779. xxiii, 395 pp. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5"). Early nineteenth-century calf, gilt rules to boards, gilt spine, marbled edges and endpapers. Moderate rubbing to spine and extremities, armorial bookplate (of William Robertson) to front pastedown. Light toning to text, foxing in a few places, internally clean. * First edition. A controversial book that raised issues of political and social reform (notably the question of Catholic emancipation which Stuart bitterly opposed) in Scotland. Stuart combined serious scholarly interest in legal institutions and social theory, with an ideological agenda pursued in a spirit of belligerence. In this respect the Observations is a quintessential work. Stuart holds a significant place in the Scottish Enlightenment precisely for the kind of inquiry into social evolution found, to some extent, in this work, and more especially in his successful View of Society in Europe, and in the Discourse on the Laws and Government of England (contained in his edition of Francis Stoughton Sullivan's Lectures on the Constitution and Laws of England.) For a full discussion, see William Sachs, Without Regard to Good Manners: A biography of Gilbert Stuart, 1743-1786 113-130. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 5:118. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Emilius and Sophia:

      Dublin - J. Potts and D. Chamberlaine, 1779 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. An English translation of Jean-Jacques Rousseau's philosophical treatise on education. A new edition; first edition thus. Complete in four volumes. With an engraved frontispiece to each volume, depicting the author, Hermes, Orpheus and Circe. With two prefaces, by the translator and the author. With the name Falcon inscribed on each front pastedown. Rousseau considered Emilius to be the best and most important of all my writings. Due to a section of the book entitled Profession of Faith of the Savoyard Vicar, the work was banned in Paris and Geneva and was publicly burned in 1762. During the French Revolution, it served as the inspiration for what became a new national system of education. Condition: In calf bindings. Externally, generally smart. Cracking to two joints and slight loss to leather of one further joint. Internally, firmly bound. Very slight loss to one front free endpaper. Generally bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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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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        REFLECTIONS On The DOCTRINE Of MATERIALISM And The RELIGIOUS PURPOSES To WHICH MODERN PHILOSOPHERS HAVE APPLIED IT

      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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        MALACA CONQUISTADA

      - 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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        A COMPLETE COLLECTION OF ALL THE MARINE TREATIES SUBSISTING BETWEEN GREAT-BRITAIN AND FRANCE, SPAIN, PORTUGAL, AUSTRIA, RUSSIA, DENMARK, SWEDEN, SAVOY, HOLLAND, MOROCCO, ALGIERS, TRIPOLI, TUNIS, &c. COMMENCING IN THE YEAR 1546, AND INCLUDING THE DEFINITIVE TREATY OF 1763. WITH AN INTRODUCTORY DISCOURSE, EXPLAINING THE FORCE AND MEANING OF THE PRINCIPAL ARTICLES

      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.

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

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

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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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        A SERMON PREACHED BEFORE THE HONORABLE COUNCIL, AND THE HONORABLE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF MASSACHUSETTS- BAY IN NEW-ENGLAND, AT BOSTON, MAY 26, 1779. BEING THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE ELECTION OF THE HONORABLE COUNCIL

      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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        CANONES, ET DECRETA SACROSANCTI OECUMENICI ET GENERALIS CONCILII TRIDENTINI SUB PAULO III, IULIO III, PIO IV, PONTIFICIBUS MAX

      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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        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. 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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        RECUEIL DE PLANCHES, POUR LA NOUVELLE EDITION DU DICTIONNAIRE RAISONNE DES SCIENCES, DES ARTS ET DES METIERS

      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 Clinton...now preserved in the William L. Clements Library, 118; Cumming, British Maps of Colonial America, pp. 72-74; Phillips, A List of Maps of America, p.505; Sellers & Van Ee, Maps & Charts of North America and & West Indies 1750-1789, 1070; Cf. Brun, Guide to the Manuscript Maps in the William L. Clements Library, (original manuscript) 371; Guthorn, British Maps of the American Revolution, (original manuscript) 100/2

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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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