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

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Calcul des rentes viageres 1779 and Recherches sur les rentes, les emprunts et les remboursements 1787

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Dieter Stecher]
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        Oeuvres complètes d'Alexandre Pope, traduites en français. Nouvelle édition, revue, corrigée, augmentée du texte anglais mis à côté des meilleures pièces, et ornée de belles gravures. Complet en 8 volumes.

      Chez la Veuve Duchesne, Paris 1779 - in-8° Plein veau à dos long. Encadrement à triple filets sur les plats. Tranches marbrées. Pièces de titres. p. Ex-libris Camille Cé. Portrait par Kneller, 17 figures de Marillier gravées parDuflot, Gaucher, Godefroy, Halbou, Ingouf Jeune, Lebeau, Macret, Poncet, Romanet et Trière. Elégantes reliures dans un bel état de conservation. Petite lacune de qq. mm. au quatrième plat du tome 7 . Intérieurs très frais. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Christian Chaboud]
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        De la Passion du Jeu, depuis les temps anciens jusqu' à nos jours.

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

      [Bookseller: Thierry Gauville]
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        A Letter to a Friend in the Country, Relative to the Intended School, at Ackworth, in Yorkshire. The Second Edition, with Additions

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: New Boston Fine and Rare Books]
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        Military Memoirs of Great Britain: or, A History of the War, 1755-1763

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Johanson Rare Books]
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        LA CADUTA DEL VELINO NELLA NERA. in Roma per il Casaletti, 1779.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        The History of the Town of Thetford, in the Counties of Norfolk and Suffolk from the Earliest Accounts to the Present Time

      Nicholls, London 1779 - Full calf binding with raised bands, red spine label, marbled endpapers, 9 plates + frontis portrait and illustrations in the text engraved on copper, pp 320 + Appendix 133pp + index. Slight edge damage to top of spine and top corner but over all a nice tight, bright copy. [Attributes: First Edition]

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

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

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

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        De l'état et du sort des colonies et des anciens peuples, ouvrage dans lequel on traite du gouvernement des anciennes républiques, de leur droit public et avec des observations sur les colonies des nations modernes et la conduite des Anglais en Amérique.

      Philadelphie (i.e. Paris), 1779. 1779 - 1 vol. in-8° (200 x 128 mm.) de : [xiv] pp. (Faux-titre, Titre, Epître, Préface), 336 pp. Plein veau blond glacé moucheté d'époque, dos lisse orné de filets dorés et titré en lettres dorées, filet doré sur les coupes, tranches mouchetées. (Coiffe supérieure discrètement restaurée. Petits trous de vers marginaux aux premiers ff.). Edition originale de cet intéressant essai dû au Baron de Sainte-Croix (1746-1809). Historien français, Sainte-Croix fut d’abord soldat, et fut l’aide de camp de son oncle le Chevalier de Sainte-Croix lors d’une campagne aux îles du Vent, colonies disputées aux Anglais. Le décès de son oncle en 1762, peu après leur arrivée, lui fit abandonner son projet de carrière dans la Marine. Il quitte définitivement le service en 1770, pour s’installer en Avignon et se consacrer à ses recherches. Il étudie l’Antiquité et rassemble un grand nombre de documents dans sa bibliothèque qui sera détruite pendant les troubles révolutionnaires. Il est admis en 1777 à l’Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-lettres, et correspond avec les meilleurs savants de son temps, comme Silvestre de Sacy ou l’abbé Barthélémy. Le présent ouvrage, traité comparatif du gouvernement des colonies sous l’Antiquité et à l’époque moderne, est donc le fruit de son érudition ainsi que de son expérience dans les Antilles, et révèle son désir de voir les colonies affranchies (essentiellement de la puissance britannique). Les quatre premières sections sont consacrées à l'étude des colonies phéniciennes et grecques de l’Antiquité, tandis que la dernière section traite de l’administration des colonies françaises et britanniques aux Antilles et en Amérique du Nord, l’auteur développant les conflits concernant l’Acadie et la vallée de l’Ohio, les traités d’Utrecht et d’Aix la Chapelle, la guerre de Sept Ans et la Conquête du Canada par les Anglais. L’ouvrage, malgré ce qui est annoncé, fut imprimé à Paris, on peut expliquer cette fausse adresse de Philadelphie par l’intérêt que les Français portaient au sort malheureux des colonies américaines, et ainsi, de nombreux ouvrages relatifs aux Etats-Unis portaient cette fausse adresse. Bel exemplaire, très frais de papier et bien relié. 1 vol. 8vo. Contemporary full calf. First edition of this interesting treatise by the Baron de Sainte-Croix (1746-1809). He took part in the 1760's of a campaign in the Windward islands, with his uncle, Chevalier de Sainte-Croix. Then he prefered to dedicate him to studies and history, especially of antiquity. In the present work, he discusses and compares the government and conduct of the ancient nations of Carthage, Phoenicia, Greece and Athens, and the administration and conflicts of the French and English colonies in the West Indies and North America. Fine copy. Cioranescu, III, 59312 ; Dionne II, 839 ; Howes S-44 ; Sabin, 75529 ; Kress, B229 ; JCB 2550.

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

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

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

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

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

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        ThŽorie de lÕart des jardins

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

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        A Herb Market / A Fruit Market

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

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        A Herb Market. In the Gallery at Houghton

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

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        A Herb Market

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        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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      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.

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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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