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        A Philosophical and Political History of the Settlements and trade of the Europeans in the East and West Indies

      Dublin: John Exshaw 1779 - 4 volumes (complete) Contemporary boards, with a recent, sympathetic spine. Inside board of three of the volumes has the bookplate of Richard Harison* (the fourth volume has the ghosting to show that it was there). Frontis illus. of Raynal to vol. 1. Also in vol 1 is a large folding map of the East Indian settlements (all maps are by Thomas Kitchin). Vol.2 contains a large folding map of European settlements in South and Western America. Vol. 3. has a smaller folding map of the West Indies. Vol. 4. contains the folding map of North America. An influential work, a significant portion of which is said to have been written by Diderot and others. The book was condemned by the French Parliament and church dignitaries because of its attacks on the clergy and on Europeans generally for their conduct towards the natives of the Indies. The boards and bindings are very clean and bright - an attractive set. Inside, the 4 volumes have a little foxing and darkening, but overall are very respectable. *Each volume bears the bookplate of Richard Harison esq. Harison was an American lawyer, and in 1778 he refused allegiance to the United States, and so was suspended from the New York bar. This work was published the following year, and he had plenty of time to read it before his readmission to the bar in 1786. Perhaps it was reading of the European’s treatment of their colonists throughout the world that changed his position. Surprisingly in 1789 George Washington made him the first District Attorney for New York in the newly independent America. It was very unusual that such a lucrative post (accruing revenues from the port of New York) would be given to a former traitor - In fact, of Washington’s nearly 100 nominations for cabinet & similar positions - only 2 (including this) were to former Tories. As a flight of fancy, I like to think that Harison quoted this very work in discussions with Washington prior to his appointment. Sabin 68089 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        1779 Geography Middleton ASIA Illustrated Mecca Jerusalem CHINA Egypt MAPS War

      London : Printed for J. Cooke, at Shakespear's-Head, No. 17, in Pater-noster-Row, MDCCLXXIX [1779]. New edition. - 1779 Geography Middleton ASIA Illustrated Mecca Jerusalem CHINA Egypt MAPS War Charles Theodore Middleton’s “New and Complete System of Geography” is an extensive view into all aspects of world geography. Middleton discusses ancient empires of China, pilgrimages to Mecca, statistics and details on the Mundingo people in ‘Negroland’, and physical aspects of Korea, Siam, Cambodia, Thailand, Tonquin, Japan, and Laos. The appeal of this book, other than the extensive topics, is the incredible illustrations. The illustrations include maps, costumes and clothing, vegetation and nature, portraits of important Asian royalty, war and battle scenes, ships, city views (ex: Jerusalem and Tunis), volcanos and landscapes, architecture, African funeral ceremonies and more! The illustrated depictions of the Egyptian pyramids and mummies is extremely desirable! While not all of the engravings are present, the most desirable is the “Grand Caravan” or the march to Mecca, is present! Item number: #1044 Price: $950 MIDDLETON, Charles Theodore A new and complete system of geography : containing a full, accurate, authentic and interesting account and description of Europe, Asia, Africa, and America : as consisting of continents, islands, oceans, seas, rivers, lakes, promontories, capes, bays, peninsulas, isthmusses, gulphs, &c. and divided into empires, kingdoms, states, and republics : together with their limits, boundaries, climate, soil, natural and artificial curiosities and productions, religion, laws, government, revenues, forces, antiquities, &c. : also the provinces, cities, towns, villages, forts, castles, harbours, sea-ports, aqueducts, mountains, mines, minerals, fossils, roads, public and private edifices, universities, &c. contained in each . also a compendious history of every empire, kingdom, state, &c. with the various revolutions they have undergone : to which will be added, a new and easy guide to geography, the use of the globes, &c. with an account of the rise and progress of navigation, its improvements and utility to mankind : the whole embellished and enriched with upwards of one hundred and twenty most elegant and superb copper plates, engraved in such a manner as to do infinite honour to the respective artists by whom they are executed . London : Printed for J. Cooke, at Shakespear's-Head, No. 17, in Pater-noster-Row, MDCCLXXIX [1779]. New edition. Details: • Collation complete with all pages: vol. 1 (of 2): [2], xxviii, 5-546 p., 49 leaves of plates • Binding: Leather; tight & secure • References: ESTC 5096; • Language: English • Size: ~14in X 10in (36.5cm x 25.5cm) • Very rare and desirable work that sells for double our asking price Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 1044 Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Vogelschauansicht der Stadt und Umgebung von Freienwalde. - Im Himmel Titelkartusche. ('Prospect der Königl. Amts-Stadt Freienwalde nebst der umliegenden Oder-Bruch und dem Alaunen Werk wie sich solches von dem Punct A praesentiret').

      - Kupferstich v. Wolff in Berlin, dat. 1779, 28 x 47,5

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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, 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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        Carte des Etats de Parme et de Modene avec la partie orientale de la riviere de Gènes.

      Remondini, 1779. Incisione in rame, colorata, mm 473x630. Tratta da "Atlas Universel" stampato a Venezia fra il 1776 ed il 1784. Esemplare perfetto con linee di collegamento fra alcune città, eseguite anticamente ad acquerello, peraltro di nessun fastidio. Copperplate, coloured, mm 473x630. From "Atlas universel" printed in 1776-84. Perfect example with some lines connecting most important cities, probably drawn in 19th century by watercolour.

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        Vida del Señor San Josef Dignisimo Esposo de la Virgen Maria y Padre putativo de Jesus escrita por. Presbitero, natural del Obispado de Guadalaxara en el Reino de Mexico.

      1779 - En Cesena Año de 1779. Segunda edicion corregida, y aumentada por el mismo autor. En la Imprenta de Gregorio Biasini en la Insignia de Palas. Folio, perg., a la romana. Sello de tampón en portada, antiguo propietario. 276 p., incluyendo frontis grabado: Portrait of Felipe IV, sculp Petrus Villafranca, 1660. With other cover: Vida del Señor San Joaquin y de Señora Santa Ana. Idem ant. 24 p. Capítulo V: Cultos del Sr. San Josef en el Imperio de México, y en todas aquellas partes de la América Septentrional, que pertenecen a los dominios del Rei de España. Cults of San Josef in the Empire of Mexico, and in all those parts of Septentrional America by Oaxaca writer: José Ignacio Vallejo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Inträdes-tal, om de mynt-sorter, som i äldre och sednare tider blifvit slagne och varit gångbare uti kejsardömet Japan; hållet för kongl. Vetenskaps-academien, den 25 aug. 1779 [Inaugeral address, on the coins, which in older and later times have been produced and current in the empire of Japan].

      1779 - Stockholm, J. G. Lange, 1779. 8:o 32 pp. & VIII illustrations distributed on four engraved plates. Engraved vignette pasted onto title. Disbound with new grey paper backstrip. Old sprinkled edges. Somewhat closely cut. Final plate with minor soiling. Hesse Svensk numismatisk bibliografi 1686. With a reply on behalf of The Royal Academy of Sciences by Carl Rudenschöld. The plates, which depict Japanese coins and other means of payment, are engraved by F. Akrel from Thunberg's originals. Apart from numismatic descriptions this inaugural address contains many interesting ethnographic eyewitness accounts from the author's own visit to Japan. A considerably enlarged edition in German was printed in 1784. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        A Collection of Poems by Several Hands

      Printed by J. G. A. Stoupe, Paris 1779 - 16mo. (approx. 5.5" x 3.25"). [3], 199 pages. Brown calf leather binding ruled in gilt on boards. Gilt lines and leather title label, "Hands Poems" on spine. Reddish marbled end sheets. Text in English. Upper right corner of front board is bent and creased and is loose but still attached. Light toning and occasional light spotting to pages. Poems include: "Henry and Emma" by M. Prior; "Amyntor and Theodora" by D. Mallet; "Porsenna King of Russia" by the Rev. Dr. Lisle; "The Traveller and the Deserted Village" by O. Goldsmith; and "The Hermit" by Th. Parnell. Old ink name of Mosby? King on half title page. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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.

      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 to period style by Fitterer in half calf, spine in six compartments between raised bands, black morocco lettering piece gilt, marbled boards, end papers renewed. A Fine copy, inside and out, the many plates in rich, dark impressions. ESTC Citation No. T62531. Zimmer, p. 3 (incorrectly identifying the format as 12mo). Lowndes 25. Albin illustrated (and probably wrote) this book on English song birds, which first appeared in 1737; ESTC records seven editions, culminating with this "new edition corrected." Along with denizens of hedgerow and hillside, the author offered information on a domestic favorite in a lengthy section on canaries, here newly expanded, including advice on choosing a bird. Originally produced in a small edition, available in both a luxury colored issue and an issue with black-and-white plates, our later edition features mirror images of the plates from the second edition. It also claims to be the first such work to depict birds' eggs. Albin's opus, A Natural History of Birds (1731), was the first ornithological text to use colored plates, and made him one of the first successful compilers of profusely illustrated natural history books for the general reader. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Willem de Eerste

      Rare first edition absent from the catalog of all major national libraries except for the British Library. 25 beautiful plates engraved by Koming Buys. Sheepskin half mottled tan, smooth spine with 4 large wheels and multiple chains (binding later 1810). Part of title torn damaged top cap, small missing on the tail, joints cracked a tear on the back, otherwise good copy, very fresh inside. The book consists of an epic in verse and 24 songs of life and exploits of William of Nassau, Prince of Orange, Stadtholder of Holland paper, said William the Silent. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! David Klippink Te Amsterdam 1779 in-4 (24x20cm) 3ff. xiv. 504pp. et 25 planches. relié

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        An universal military dictionary , or a copious explanation of th technical terms used in the equipment, machinery , movements, and military operations of the army

      J MILLAN WHITeHALL 1779 - Internally a very good book, plates all present, some staining a few tears to the edges, but generally clean, The cover boards are detached, so would be suitable for rebinding or repair. This book belonged to Sir George Cockburn with his coat of arms bookplate, the title page has his initials. Admiral of the Fleet Sir George Cockburn, 10th Baronet GCB (22 April 1772 – 19 August 1853) was a Royal Navy officer. As a captain he was present at the Battle of Cape St Vincent in February 1797 during the French Revolutionary Wars and commanded the naval support at the reduction of Martinique in February 1809 during the Napoleonic Wars. He also directed the capture and Burning of Washington on 24 August 1814 as an advisor to Major General Robert Ross during the War of 1812. He went on to be First Naval Lord and in that capacity sought to improve the standards of gunnery in the fleet, forming a gunnery school at Portsmouth; later he ensured that the Navy had latest steam and screw technology and put emphasis of the ability to manage seamen without the need to resort to physical punishment. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Voyage Towards the South Pole and Round the World Performed in His Majesty's Ships the Resolution and adventure, in the Years 1772, 1773, 1774, and 1775; A Voyage to the Pacific ocean. Undertaken, By the Command of His majesty, for...[5 Volume Set]

      W. Strahan ; T. Cadell ; G. Nichol, 1779. 2 works bound together in 5 volumes in uniform contemporary full calf. 'A Voyage Towards the South Pole and Round the World Performed in His Majesty's Ships the Resolution and Adventure, in the Years 1772, 1773, 1774, and 1775...In which is Included, Captain Furneaux's Narrative of his Proceedings in the Adventure During the Separation of the Ships' - W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1779 3rd ed. 4to. 2 volume set. Volume 1: Frontis, xl, 378pp. 36 plates and charts. Plate 1 (Chart of the Southern Hemisphere) torn without loss. Volume 2: (vi), 396pp, 27 plates and charts. AND 'A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean. Undertaken, By the Command of His Majesty, for Making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere. etc.' - Printed by H. Hughes for G. Nichol and T. Cadell, London, 1785, 2nd ed. 4to. 3 volume set: Volume 1: (x), xcvi, 421pp. 7 plates and charts. Volume 2: (xiv), 548pp. 11 plates and charts. Volume 3: (xiv), 556pp. 6 plates and charts. Bindings rubbed and cracked, heraldic bookplate of Benjamin Clay on front free end-papers in each volume. Lacking the Atlas volume printed to accompany the Voyage to the Pacific. A pleasing set. A heavy set, additional postage will be required for tracked orders outside the UK. (q34). Hard Cover. Good.

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        BIBLIA SACRA VULGATAE EDITIONIS, Sixti V et Clementis VIII Pontif. Max. Auctoritate recognita: Annotationibus, Prolegomenis, Tabulis Chronologicis, Historicis, & Geographicis illustrata a Jo. Baptista Du Hamel... accedunt libelli duo Francisci Lucae Brugensis de Romanis Correctionibus factis, & quae fieri possent, et Josephi Blanchini

      Ex Typographia Balleoniana, 1779. (Codice AN/2949) Due volumi in 4° (cm 29,5) LXXXIV-700, 678-LXII-72 pp. Bella edizione veneziana. Frontespizio in rosso e nero al primo volume con tavola in rame all'antiporta e vignetta in rame ripetuta a entrambi i frontespizi (il secondo in nero, con antica firma), testatine, capilettera, finalini. Nitida e fresca impressione su 2 colonne, ampi margini. Ex-libris a penna alle sguardie dei 2 volumi. Piena pelle coeva, nervetti e scomparti ornati, tasselli e titoli oro, tagli colorati. Lievi sabrasioni alla cuffia del primo volume, per il resto entrambi sono in ottime condizioni. Euro 450.00 ~~~ SPEDIZIONE IN ITALIA SEMPRE TRACCIATA

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        An Enquiry how far the RestrictionsLlaid Upon the Trade of Ireland, by British Acts of Parliament, are a Benefit or Disadvantage to the British ... to England in Particular

      Dublin : R. Marchbank for the Company of Booksellers, 1779. x-100 pp. A fine copy, bound in later half morocco over boards.

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        A Letter to the Editor of the Miscellanies of Thomas Chatterton

      Strawberry-Hill: Printed by T. Kirgate, 1779 - 8vo, original blue wrappers, stitched, untrimmed. Horace Walpole's famous response to John Broughton and other devotees of the famous "Marvellous Boy" English poet and forger-author, Thomas Chatterton. They claimed that Walpole had been cruel towards the young poet, thereby hastening his misery and wretched circumstances. In 1769, Chatterton had sent a few of his Rowley forgeries to Walpole, seeking the endorsement of the influential antiquary. Walpole was at first curious, but in subsequent correspondence with Chatterton he realized that something was amiss. He wrote to Chatterton, questioning the authenticity of the poems, and eventually returned them. Within a year Chatterton was dead from apparent suicide. John Broughton and George Catcott, among others, accused Walpole of cruelty towards the innocent Chatterton, a charge Walpole forcefully and eloquently refutes. He was not duped by the forgeries, Walpole writes, and now he was "perhaps the first instance of a person consigned to judgment for not having been made a fool of." The "Rowley Controversy" ignited a pamphlet war, of which this one by Walpole is the rarest. Wrappers worn; some light foxing; overall a fine copy in original state, enclosed in a clamshell box. Warren, Chatterton Bibliography, page 92; Hazen, Strawberry Hill, 27; Bibliotheca Fictiva 428 First edition, one of 200 copies printed, for private distribution. Misprint in the word "elegance" on page 22 corrected in Walpole's hand, as are many copies. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Einheimisch- und ausländisch-wohlredender Jäger oder nach alphabetischer Ordnung gegründeter Rapport derer Holz- Forst- und Jagd-Kunstwörter nach verschiedener teutscher Mundart und Landesgewohnheit. Nebst nützlich- auch lustigen Anmerkungen.

      Regensburg (Johann Leopold Montag), 1779. - Zweyte, vermehrt- und verbesserte Aufl. Gr. 8°. 7 Bl., 428 S. + 1 Bl. Druckfehlerberichtigung mit ganzseitigem Titelkupfer mit Wappen eine Jagdszene darstellend. Pb. der Zeit. Einbandkanten angeplatzt, vorderes Gelenk etwas gelockert, minmale Läsur des Titelkupfers mit kleinem Papierstreifen hinterlegt, insgesamt von sehr ansprechender Erhaltung. Heppe (1716-1791) war Forstinspektor zu Freihüls und Freidenberg. Bedeutendes Forst- und Jagdwörterbuch mit teils ausführlichen, kulturgeschichtlich wertvollen Anmerkungen. Lindner schreibt in Dt. Jagdschriftsteller, 208: " Christian Wilhelm von Heppe gewann als Jagdschriftsteller stärkeren Einfluß als sein Vater Carl. Sein einziges Werk, der Wohlredende Jäger, ist noch immer ein wertvolles und zuverlässiges Nachschlagewerk mit klaren und originellen Angaben." [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Hinter Sponheimisches Ober Amt Birkenfeld nebst dem Hunolsteinischen Mannlehen Züsch und denen angrenzenden beiden nun abgetheilten Hinter Sponheimischen Aemtern Allenbach und Herrstein auch dem privativ Badischen Amt Idar - Gezeichnet durch C. F. Hochstetter 1779. - Gestochen von Johann Bap. Haas Stauffen im brisg.':.

      - altkolorierter Kupferstich v. Johann Baptist Haas in Staufen im Breisgau n. C.F. Hochstetter, dat. 1779, 24,5 x 33 Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. E - J, S. 240 (Johann Baptist Haas ist durch die Karte vom Schwarzwald "Nigrae Silvae" bekannt geworden); Hochstetter wird bei Tooley nicht erwähnt. - Im Jahre 1776 wurde Birkenfeld unter Markgraf Karl Friedrich Sitz des Oberamtes der Markgrafschaft Baden. - Die Karte zeigt das Gebiet zwischen Malborn, Eisen, Aulenbach und Sulzbach. - Unten links Titelkartusche. - Unten rechts Erklärungen der Zeichen (u.a. mit Angaben der Erz- und Steinkohlevorkommen). - In der Karte Einzeichnungen der Herrschaftsgebiete (Sonheimisch Badisches Oberamt Birkenfeld, Badisches Amt Idar, Sponheimisch Badisches Amt Herrstein, Sponheimisch Zweibrücken Amt Allenbach und das Hunoltsteinisch Mannlehen Züsch). - Birkenfeld erlebte zu dieser Zeit einen wirtschaftlichen und kulturellen Aufschwung. - Sehr seltene Karte, die eine wichtige kartographische Periode Birkenfels zeigt (Zugehörigkeit zu Baden). - Wir können nur 3 Exemplare in Bibliotheken nachweisen!

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        Abrégé de l'histoire de la Franche-Maçonnerie précédée et suivie de quelques pièces en vers & en prose, & d'anecdotes qui la concerne; d'un essai sur les mystères et le véritable objet de la confrérie des francs-maçons, auquel on a joint un recueil complet des chansons dont ils font usage dans leurs assemblées & dans leurs repas. Rédigé par un membre de cet ordre.

      Londres, et se trouve à Lausanne, chez François Grasset & comp., 1779, in 12, de 272pp., demi-veau blond XIXe, dos lisse à filets dorés, étiquette au 1er plat "Charlesworth Masonic Library", bel exemplaire. Très rare édition originale de ce texte attribué au célèbre astronome et tiré en tout cas de son article Franc-Maçonnerie paru dans l'Encyclopédie en 1773. Lalande fut initié à Bourg en Bresse, puis fonda à Paris la Loge « Les sciences » dont il fut Vénérable, puis la loge « les Neuf S?urs » qu'il dirigea aussi, et dont il se retira en 1779 en faveur de Benjamin Franklin. ¶ Wolfstieg 3892 - Fesch col.20 - Guaïta n°1.

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        Dissertatio de Centro Gravitatis in Subsidium Suorum Discipulorum. [With]: Assertiones ex universa Physica et Mathesi Elememtari .

      typis Egerianis, 1779., Labaci, - 2 works in 1 volume. Sm. 8vo. [ii], 239; 40 pp. 2 large folding engraved plates. Original full mottled blind-ruled calf, spine flat-backed but with elaborate gilt tooling, edges red. EXTREMELY RARE. First and only editions. The first work deals with the center of gravity and the second relates to physics and mathematics. Stanislav Juznic & Bruno Besser write of Ambschell’s devoted support for Boscovich. Anton Ambschell (1749/51-1821), Jesuit, a physicist and mathematician, was born December 10, 1749 in Cirknica, and died July 14, 1821 in Bratislava. He was accepted into the Jesuit order in 1768, from 1773 he was professor of physics at the Ljubljana Jesuit Lyceum. He was deposed in 1785 as rector because of improper conduct by a professor of logic and metaphysics, Nowak, then to 1804 prof. physics and mechanics at the University of Vienna from 1809 onwards lector and canon in Bratislava, where he died. The Ljubljana Rector and later Viennese Professor Anton Ambschell promoted Boscovich in his textbooks which were famous for Ambschell and his teacher Herbert’s very first comparatively exact measurement of the water compressibility. The suppression of the Jesuit order obstructed the development of Boscovich’s ideas but in no way removed them from the scientific or students’ scene. The first work is known in only one other copy in the National & University of Slovenia [WorldCat]. The second work, Assertiones ex universa Physica et Mathesi Elememtari, is held at two locations: National library information system of Slovenia, Maribor, and National and University Library [Narodna in univerzitetna knjiznica]. See: Južni?, Stanislav: Ambschell, Anton (1751–1821). Slovenska biografija. Znanstvenoraziskovalni center SAZU, 2013. Full title: Dissertatio de Centro Gravitatis in Subsidium Suorum Discipulorum. [With]: Assertiones ex universa Physica et Mathesi Elememtari [sic] quas in aula Academica archiducalis gymnasii Labacensis ex praelectionibus Martini Jeell . Antonii Ambschell . mense Augusto . anno MDCCLXXIX. propugnabit . Wolfgangus Muha Carn. Corgnial. . auditor. [PLEASE CONTACT DIRECT FOR FURTHER INFORMATION]. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Revolutionary War letter written by intelligent British Naval Officer with excellent content, 1779

      Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1779. 8" x 12.875". "ALS penned by Lieutenant Edward Down of the H.M.S. Blonde to his wife Mary, handwritten in precise and elegant cursive on watermarked cream paper. 3pp bifold letter measures approximately 7.875" x 12.875" and is dated February 16, 1779 from aboard the Blonde in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The letter is a duplicate copy annotated with the date, location, and an internal numbering system. In very to extra fine condition, with expected wear including fold marks. Comes with weathered address leaf addressed to "Mrs. Down, Ilfracombe near Barnstaple, Devon", with various philatelic markings and partial red wax seal.Down addresses his letter to "My dear Life", as he called Mary, who lived in southwestern England with at least five children, Will, James, Edward, Sally, and Mary. While Down discusses domestic matters, his letters are also extremely informative. He updates his wife about the H.M.S. Blonde and her activities, often giving precise accounts of movements, the capture of enemy vessels, and even the weather. Please see below for letter excerpt with uncorrected spelling and grammar errors:BlondeFeby 6th 79"My last letter dated Novr. 20th was sent by a Brig bound to Falmouth she said without Convoy, or Guns to protect her from the Enemy ... Capt Milligan has just left us, having chang'd with Capt Barkley of the Scarboro[ugh] ... We have the greatest Reason to expect happiness with our new Captain, he has great interest with the Commander in Chief Admiral Gambier, having formerly been his Captain, that we may expect the best of Cruizes ... I have been sent to twice by ? George Collier who commd at Halifax to be her first Lieut in the Rainbow, but as the Ship is directly in Harbor, I thought it against my Interest to accept of it. As the Blonde will go to the Leward, and likely will be Frequently at New York, therefore beg you will write me by the Packett to be left at the Post office there ... We have only receiv'd the first dividend for the french Ship, and no part of the french brig Catherine taken in June last ... It is a great mortification to us to be laying here froze up and doing nothing in the beginning of the French War.Edward Down served as a lieutenant on the H.M.S. Blonde, a ship confiscated from the French in February 1760 during the Battle of Bishop's Court during the Seven Years' War. Following its capture, the Blonde was outfitted as a 32-gun fifth-rate frigate in the British Royal Navy, meaning it was in the next to highest class for a fighting vessel. Typically, frigates of this class were double-deckers, ranged between 700 and 1450 tons, and had about 215-294 crew members including marines. Fifth-rate frigates were often fast and well-armed, and were frequently dispatched on special assignments to interrupt enemy shipping. Although there was considerable risk in serving on a fifth-rate frigate like the Blonde, there was also considerable opportunity, as crew members received shares of the profits depending on their rank.Down mentions some important individuals in his letters, like two consecutive captains of the Blonde: Captain John Milligan (d. 1788), who commanded the vessel between 1776 - 1778, and Captain Andrew Barkley (d. 1790), who served as captain between 1778 and its shipwreck in 1782.Nova Scotia was the target of American as well as foreign navies during the Revolutionary War. The Royal Navy maintained a presence at Halifax to doubly protect its settlements and harass its harassers. Down mentions prize money frequently throughout his letters. The Blonde intercepted American and French vessels carrying arms, fabric, tea, foodstuffs, and lumber from Europe, the Caribbean, and the colonies. Confiscated goods were sold at Halifax, where Down often complained they were sold at a depressed value. Lieutenants were second only to the ship captain in how much prize money they collected by size of share. His letters to Mary carefully record his various winnings, as he had a large family to support.Down's whereabouts are unknown after the winter of 1779. We might assume, however, that this career naval officer was still aboard the Blonde during the rest of the American Revolution. About three years after this last letter was written, the Blonde was shipwrecked off Nova Scotia's southeastern tip at Seal Island (now known as Blonde Island). The Blonde's British crew as well as sixty American prisoners were rescued by Captain Noah Stoddard, an American privateer. The Blonde's crew were allowed to embark the H.M.S. Observer, a vessel that was shortly engaged in the Battle of Halifax while en route to port. If Edward Down was aboard the Observer at this time, the chances that he was wounded or killed were very small; three British were killed and five wounded in the battle with the American privateer Jack. The odds of survival for other frigates were not very good, as the majority were wrecked, burnt, or captured by war's end.Ex William J. Burgher Collection"

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        Essai sur la vie de Seìneque le philosophe, sur ses eìcrits, et sur les regnes de Claude et de Neìron. Avec des Notes

      Chez Detune Libraire MDCCLXXIX [1779], La Haye - In 12°, pp. 427, (1 b.). Brossura muta azzurra dell’epoca. Dorso rinforzato. Dopo il frontespizio si trova la carta A3, l’opera però appare completa, in conformità con la copia della BNP. Esemplare molto buono, a pieni margini. Edizione originale. Holbach e Naigeon chiesero a Diderot di scrivere una biografia di Seneca per accompagnare la traduzione dei testi dello scrittore latino eseguita da Nicolas de La Grange, pubblicata a Parigi nel 1777, in 6 volumi. Diderot basò la sua ricerca sulle fonti di Tacito, Svetonio e dello stesso Seneca. Sentendo il bisogno di approfondire la storia degli imperatori sotto i quali visse l’autore latino, analizzò l’esercizio del potere da parte degli imperatori Claudio e Nerone. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Courte description des quadrupèdes.[The Hague], 1794. Large 4to (28 x 22 cm). Manuscript written in French with brown ink on paper, with 12 black ink and ink wash drawings, 1 on the title-page with 11 kinds of animals (some exotic) and a monument dated 1794, and 11 in the text, each in a yellow frame and showing a farm animal in a landscape with buildings. Contemporary woodblock-printed paste-paper wrappers. Untrimmed

      Charming, clear, legible manuscript on quadrupeds, by the 15-year-old Gerrit Lodewijk Hendrik Hooft (The Hague, 1779-1872), who became a politician and burgomaster of the Hague in the years 1843 to 1858. Although the drawing on the title-page includes a lion, opossum, dromedary, a small ring-tailed mammal and other wild animals (plus a dog), the text describes and illustrates farm animals: a bull and cow, horse, donkey, sheep, goats (including an Angora), a pig and a boar.In good condition, with the ink lines of 3 frames bleeding through the paper and some very slight browning.

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        DESCRIPTION HISTORIQUE DE PARIS et de ses Plus Beaux Monumens Gravés en taille-douce Par F.N. Martinet ... Pour servir l’Introduction a l’histoire de Paris a de la France ...

      Paris ... 1779-81. . 1st 8vo. Ed. 3 vols. 3 additional engraved, 2 engraved allegorical frontiss., 52 engraved plates and vignettes. [Vol. 1 lacking printed t.p.]. French text. Some light browning, marbled, contemporary gilt fillet edged tree calf, gilt lettered labels and gilt details to rubbed spines with sl. loss across heads and tails, some minor wear to boards. Cohen-Ricci 692; Dufour, pp. 54-55. ‘Quelques exemplaires de cet ouvrage ont été tirés in-4. Les titres frontispieces gravés et 54 charmantes gravures représentent les principaux momuments de Paris à la fin de siècle dernier. Les volumes II et III parus plus tard sont tres-rares.’ Additional postage may be necessary US$559

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        Freymäurerische Versammlungsreden der Gold- und Rosenkreutzer des alten Systems.

      Amsterdam (d. i. Hof, Vierlin), 1779.. Mit 12 (incl. Titelvign.) gestoch. Vignetten (Hejonagogerus Nugir sculp.). XVI, 304 S. Lwd. um 1850. Erster Druck der ersten Ausgabe. - Wolfstieg 42502; Holzmann-Boh. IV, 9212; Weller, Druckorte I,114 (nennt als Verfasser Eugen Prinz von Würtemberg, der aber erst 1784 eine Schrift mit ähnlichem Titel veröffentlichte, vgl. Holzmann-Boh. IV,9211, und als Verlag: Grau) - Laut Wolfstieg sind 1779 zwei Ausgaben erschienen: die frühere Ausgabe besitzt 10 Zeilen auf S. 304, der Nachdruck 24 Zeilen. Danach ist das vorliegende Exemplar die frühere Ausgabe. - Enthält 11 Reden. Aus der Charlesworth Masonic Library. - Einband etwas angeschmutzt. Unaufgeschnitten. Tls. stockfleckig.

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        Political, Miscellaneous and Philosophical Pieces

      London: Printed for J. Johnson, 1779. First edition. A lovely copy of this important work by Franklin. Bound in contemporary tree calf, recently rebacked to style. Occasional browning or spotting to leaves, but an excellent copy overall. Collating: xii, [574]; complete with the frontis portrait of Franklin, three plates (one folding) and the folding chart. "[T]he only edition of Franklin's writings (other than his scientific), which was printed during his life time; was done with Franklin's knowledge and consent, and contains an 'errata' made by him for it." (Ford 342) One of America's foremost founding fathers, a famed scientist, philosopher, and inventor. Over the course of his long and varied career, Franklin would serve as minister to France and Sweden, and as the first Postmaster General of the United States. By his late twenties, Franklin had already achieved significant renown as an author, with the publication of Poor Richard's Almanac and by his 50s he had made important contributions to the study of electricity and demographics. (Science would fascinate Franklin his entire life - and he would make significant discoveries and inventions until his death.) Franklin also played numerous instruments and, interestingly enough, is thought to have been the first recorded chess player in the thirteen colonies. During the revolution, Franklin served on missions to England in addition to being one of Pennsylvania's delegates to the Continental Congress. He would go on to become ambassador to France and later was again appointed a delegate to the Constitutional Convention in 1787. Franklin is also the only founding father to have his name affixed to the Declaration of Independence, the treaty of Alliance with France, The Treaty of Paris, and the US Constitution.

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        Tagebuch einer jungen Ehefrau.

      238 S. - Angebunden: (Gottlieb Jacob Planck oder Johann Karl Wezel): Tagebuch eines neuen Ehmanns. Frankfurt und Leipzig, 1779. 150 S. Neuer Lederband. I. Hayn-Got. VII, 510 Goed. V, 474, 2. - Satirische Antwort auf das angebundene Werk, auf das die Verfasserin im Vorwort auch eingeht. - Marianne beschreibt die ersten vier Monate der Ehe mit ihrem "P.", alles läuft harmonisch, nur manchmal gibt es Streit - z. B. wenn sie seinen Schreibtisch aufräumt... - Über Susanne Barbara Knabe (auch Knab oder Krab) ist nicht viel bekannt, nur ihre Geburt am 20. April 1741, lebte in Cannstatt und ihr Mädchenname La Motte. - II.: Hayn-Got. VII, 510: "Gefuhrt von der Hochzeitsnacht an" Goed. IV/1, 923, 15 (mit Wezel als vermuteten Autor). - Raubdruck im Jahr der Originalausgabe.

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        Engelsmannen Joh. Hindric Cox Resa Genom Söderhafvet Till On Amsterdam, Marien-Oarna, O-Taheiti, Sandvichs-och Räf-Oarna, Tinian, Unalaska och Canton i China.Nyköping, Peter Winge, 1798. With: (2) RISBECK, Gaspard. Bref, Rörande Tyskland, Scrifne af en resande Fransos til sin broder i Paris. Ofwersättning. Andra Uplagan. Götheborg, Samuel Norberg, 1797-1798. 2 works in 1 volume. 8vo. Contemporary half calf.

      Ad 1: Beddie 259; Ferguson 275b; Forbes 295. Rare first Swedish edition of George Mortimer's Observations and remarks. The present translation is slightly abridged and was probably made after Carl Fr. Landell's German version, which was augmented with a preface and some footnotes. Mortimer narrates the voyage of the Mercury, which visitied New Holland, Van Diemens Land, Tahiti, Alaska, and Canton (China), and Hawaii. The ship anchored at Kealakekua Bay, and the narrative includes notes on James Cook's death here in 1779. The book further contains a very interesting account of the Russian establishment at Unalaska, and of the collecting of sealskins and oil on Amsterdam Island.The Mercury was in fact Gustaf III, a privateer sailing under the Swedish flag sent by the King of Sweden to attack Russian fur trade settlements in the North Pacific, during the war between Russia and Sweden in 1788-1790. The work is bound with the Swedish edition of Gaspard Risbeck's entertaining account of travels through Germany. Some foxing, binding rubbed, otherwise in good condition.

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        Nouveau recueil d'ostéologie et de myologie dessiné d'après nature.

      Toulouse, J. F. Desclassan, 1779. ____ Seule édition de ce splendide ouvrage illustré de deux frontispices, un portrait, 82 planches à pleine page et 11 vignettes dans le texte. Jacques Gamelin (1738-1803), natif de Carcassonne s'était installé à Toulouse où il avait organisé un atelier de dissection en vue de l'oeuvre qu'il voulait réaliser : un monument consacré à l'ostéologie et à la myologie. Dans cet atelier, entouré de préparateurs pour la dissection, il dessinait et gravait lui-même ses compositions les plus difficiles, particulièrement les tableaux historiques et les scènes de genre, aidé par deux de ses meilleurs élèves Martin et Lavallée. " L'ostéologie montre une série de très belles compositions à l'eau-forte qui donnent à l'ouvrage toute son originalité et dont certaines représentant des scènes animées, font penser à Rembrandt et à Goya. C'est Rembrandt qui est évoqué dans le frontispice où Gamelin a réuni autour d'une table portant des pièces anatomiques, maîtres et élèves enturbannés à l'orientale. C'est Goya que font présager ces fantaisies macabres par lesquelles l'auteur s'est plu à frapper l'imagination." Tiré à 200 exemplaires, ce livre ne connut aucun succès dans le monde médical et l'auteur s'y ruina. "Cependant les peintres et les sculpteurs surent reconnaitre en Gamelin un maître du burin, un aquafortiste remarquable, et son livre est enfin sorti de l'ombre où il a été tenu pendant des années." (Hahn, Dumaitre). Comme souvent, il manque 1 planche dans la seconde partie, la myologie, alors qu'une autre a été par erreur reliée deux fois. L'exemplaire a été lavé, discrètes restaurations à quelques planches, le dos a été refait. Bon exemplaire. Norman 872. *-------* First edition. "Without contest the most beautiful of all anatomies for the artists and one of the most remarkable books of its time. The plates in this work are more fantastic than any other anatomy, suggesting the work of Goya, who may have known or studied with Gamelin since Gamelin taught in Rome during the time Goya was there." (Garrison-Morton 401-1) It lacks, as so often, one plate in the myology part and one plate is bound twice. Washed copy, spine rebound. In-folio. [555 x 398 mm] Collation : Frontispice, titre, portrait, 24 ff., 38 planches / Frontispice, titre, 12 ff., 44 planches. Demi-veau brun, dos à nerfs orné, tranches rouges. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Einheimisch- und ausländisch-wohlredender Jäger oder nach alphabetischer Ordnung gegründeter Rapport derer Holz- Forst- und Jagd-Kunstwörter nach verschiedener teutscher Mundart und Landesgewohnheit. Nebst nützlich- auch lustigen Anmerkungen.

      Regensburg (Johann Leopold Montag), 1779. Zweyte, vermehrt- und verbesserte Aufl. Gr. 8°. 7 Bl., 428 S. + 1 Bl. Druckfehlerberichtigung mit ganzseitigem Titelkupfer mit Wappen eine Jagdszene darstellend. Pb. der Zeit. Einbandkanten angeplatzt, vorderes Gelenk etwas gelockert, minmale Läsur des Titelkupfers mit kleinem Papierstreifen hinterlegt, insgesamt von sehr ansprechender Erhaltung. Heppe (1716-1791) war Forstinspektor zu Freihüls und Freidenberg. Bedeutendes Forst- und Jagdwörterbuch mit teils ausführlichen, kulturgeschichtlich wertvollen Anmerkungen. Lindner schreibt in Dt. Jagdschriftsteller, 208: \" Christian Wilhelm von Heppe gewann als Jagdschriftsteller stärkeren Einfluß als sein Vater Carl. Sein einziges Werk, der Wohlredende Jäger, ist noch immer ein wertvolles und zuverlässiges Nachschlagewerk mit klaren und originellen Angaben.\" Versand D: 6,00 EUR

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        Essai sur la vie de Seìneque le philosophe, sur ses eìcrits, et sur les regnes de Claude et de Neìron. Avec des Notes

      Chez Detune Libraire, 1779. In 12°, pp. 427, (1 b.). Brossura muta azzurra dell'epoca. Dorso rinforzato. Dopo il frontespizio si trova la carta A3, l'opera però appare completa, in conformità con la copia della BNP. Esemplare molto buono, a pieni margini. Edizione originale. Holbach e Naigeon chiesero a Diderot di scrivere una biografia di Seneca per accompagnare la traduzione dei testi dello scrittore latino eseguita da Nicolas de La Grange, pubblicata a Parigi nel 1777, in 6 volumi. Diderot basò la sua ricerca sulle fonti di Tacito, Svetonio e dello stesso Seneca. Sentendo il bisogno di approfondire la storia degli imperatori sotto i quali visse l'autore latino, analizzò l'esercizio del potere da parte degli imperatori Claudio e Nerone.

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        Der Compaß der Weisen, von einen Mitverwandten der inneren Verfassung der ächten und rechten Freymäurerey beschrieben; herausgegeben mit Anmerkungen, einer Zueignungschrift und Vorrede, in welcher die Geschichte dieses erlauchten Ordens, vom Anfang seiner Stiftung an deutlich und treulich vorgetragen, und die Irrtümer einiger ausgearteter französischer Freymäurer-Logen entdeckt werden, von Ketmia Vere.

      Berlin und Leipzig, Ringmacher 1779.. Mit gefalt. gest. Tafel und 3 emblematischen Kupfervignetten. 8 Bll., SS.19 - 386 (so komplett!). Dekorativer grüner HLdr. des 19. Jhdts., mit Rückenschild und goldgepr. Freimaurersymbolen am Rücken. Wolfstieg 42501; Schmieder 595; Gardner 692; Ferchl 48. - Sehr seltene erste Ausgabe. - "Inhalt: Die wahre Maurerei ist allein bei den Rosenkreuzern zu finden" (Wolfstieg). - Mit dem illustrierten Vortitel "Compaß der Weisen". - Richtet sich u.a. gegen die französischen Logen, nennt die Neun Grade. - Als Verfasser wird oft fälschlich Adam Michael Birkholz genannt, der aber nur die zweite Ausgabe bearbeitete. "Ketmia Vere Crucihonor Horeb" war der Ordensname des kurpfälzischen Arztes Schleiss von Löwenfeld (1731-1800), der zu einem der maßgeblichen Mitglieder des Ordens der Gold- und Rosenkreuzer in dessen erster Phase gezählt wird. - Aus der Charlesworth Masonic Library. - Tls. etwas fleckig, Titelblatt stärker stockfleckig.

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      Lauenbourg, chez F.C.Berenberg [The Duchy of Saxe-Lauenburg, was a reichsfrei duchy that existed 1296-1803 and 1814-1876 in the extreme southeast region of what is now Schleswig-Holstein.] Small Almanac, text in French for a German/European readership, Pp [xcvii] 182, [ii] in sewn pink now browned silk binding using sequins and what appears to be silver thread , monogrammed with the letters LTH [?] below a crown or coronet suggesting a royal or aristocratic connection.Interesting hand blocked front and rear pastedowns with label [bookseller/ library?] affixed. Frontis engraving and five leaves showing "Habillemens Berlinois " and "Coéfures de Berlin" by Chodowiecki, Daniel Nikolaus [1726 Danzig - Berlin 1801], with a further six leaves "Coéffures de Leipsic" ,"Coéffures francoises " and "Coéffures d'Augsbourg" by Rosmaelsler, although the engravings look to be by the same hand. Followed by six much cruder unsigned cuts of variously extraordinary hair styles. Further unsigned vignettes and twelve full page engravings by Chodowiecki, one for each calendar month. There is also a folding plate [ some damage but little loss] showing different cuts of jewels with the accompanying text "Tarif Pour apprécier les Joyaux" [prices given in florins, weights in carats]. The calandar section of the almanac is unnumbered , and gives sunshine and sunset times, appearance of the planets etc, and is followed by a list of the birthdays of the Royal family of Great Britain, and a Genealogical table for the royal houses of Europe. A table of distances gives cities in Germany, there are several pages devoted to world currencies and their comparative values in Louis d'or. Postal history buffs will find interest in the "Guide des Postes" which lists "Poste à cheval" and " Poste en chariot". A charming Almanac in an interesting binding worthy of further research.

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        The Seats of the Nobility and Gentry, in a Collection of the most interesting & Picturesque Views, engraved by W. Watts, from Drawings by the most eminent Artists

      Engraved title (a little foxed), [4] printed pages of subscribers (errata on verso), one leaf of Index of houses & owners, & 84 engraved plates, each followed by a leaf of descriptive letterpress. Oblong thick large 8vo, cont. straight-grained red morocco (stain on upper cover, minor foxing), by Kalthoeber (with his ticket), spine nicely gilt, a.e.g. Chelsea: W. Watts, 1779-[86]. First edition and a lovely copy of this finely illustrated book, issued in parts over a seven year period. Fine copy. Bookplate of Francis Waring Robinson.

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        Historia Paraguajensis petri Francisci-Xaverii de Charlevoix, ex gallico latina, cum animadversionibus et supplemento. Histoire du Paraguay. [PARAGUAY - ARGENTINE - URUGUAY - BOLIVIE - BRESIL - AMERIQUE DU SUD].

      Apud Franciscum Sansoni,, Venetiis (Venise), 1779 - (2 ff.) - 608 pp. Ouvrage en latin orné de lettrines et culs-de-lampe. Ultime publication du prêtre jésuite et historien Pierre-Francois-Xavier de Charlevoix (1682-1761). Il y aborde notamment la colonisation espagnole en Amérique. Cet ouvrage relate l'histoire du Centre de l'Amérique du Sud : Paraguay, Bolivie, Brésil, Uruguay, Argentine. Sabine 12131. Leclerc 1882 : "Cette traduction latine, anonyme, est du Père Dominique Muriel, espagnol. Elle est plus complète que l’édition française. Le Père Muriel y a ajouté de nombreuses notes".Cette édition ne comporte pas de carte. Ouvrage de toute rareté. Livres Reliure frottée, coiffe manquante en queue du dos, coiffe de tête abimée, trous de vers sur le dos (sans aucune atteinte à l'intérieur), sinon bon et rare exemplaire, à l'intérieur très frais. Reliure postérieure (XIXe) en demi-chagrin vert, dos à 4 nerfs orné de filet, pointillés, dentelle et fleurons dorés.

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        Les Indes Orientales, ou sont distingues Les Empires et Royaumes..

      1779. Carta geografica tratta dal "Atlas Universelle" del Santini, edito dal Remondini a Venezia. Incisione in rame, coloritura coeva dei contorni, in perfetto stato di conservazione. Map taken from the Santini "Atlas Universelle" published by Remondini in Venice. Copperplate with original outline coloring, in very good condition. Venezia Venice 575 500

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        Esercizio di perfezione e di Cristiane Virtù Composto dal Padre Alfonso Rodriguez, tradotto dalla Lingua Spagnola nell'Italiana, e nuovamente accomodato, perché servir possa intieramente ad ogni stato di persone dell'uno, e dell'altro sesso non solo eclesiastiche e religiose, ma anche secolari, che

      A spese Remondini di Venezia - Bassano, 1779. ITALIANO 0,21 Volume della seconda metà del '700 in 12°, stato discreto, coperta rigida in pergamena, molti segni del tempo, fioritura sparsa, tagli appena bruniti, cerniera allentata, pagine ben conservate. Su frontespizio delicata marca tipografica in nero. Presenta indice, segnatura dei fascicoli e richiami. Bella testatina e capolettera in nero. Solo Parte Terza. USATO

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        Efterretninger om Marókos og Fes samlede der i Landene fra Ao. 1760 til 1768.

      Kbhvn.: Möller 1779. Med kobberstukne vignetter samt 34 kobberplancher. [20] + 291 + [25] s. Enkelte blade let bruneret, enkelt blad revet og enkelte blade med svag fugtskjold i nederste ydre margin ellers meget velholdt eksemplar med bred margin på skrivepapir med rødt snit indbundet i samtidigt helskind med titellabel og rig rygdekoration i guld. Ryggen smukt restaureret, lille flig af label forsvundet. Georg Höst [1734-94] blev 1760 ansat af det dansk-afrikanske kompagni som assistent i Marokko. Höst, der havde lært sig arabisk, avancerede til vicekonsul i Mogador, og blev senere sekretær ved sekretrådet på Skt. Thomas. 1779 vendte han hjem til Danmark, og her udgav han efter tilskyndelse af Carsten Niebuhr denne bog, som senere udkom på tysk og fransk; dette værk er en interessant historisk-topografisk beskrivelse, som dokumenterer forfatterens store indsigt i marokkansk kultur. Bibl. Danica II, 558. DBL (3. udg.), 7, 68. Lipperheide Ma 4, the German edition only. Gay 1246, German edition. Original Danish account of Morocco.

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        The New Universal Traveller. Containing a Full and Distinct Account of All the Empires, Kingdoms, and States, In the Known World. Delineating, Not Only Their Situation, Climate etc...

      London: G. Robinson, 1779. [3],iii,668.[6]pp. 18 maps (one folding), 38 engraved plates. Three quarter mottled calf over marbled boards, 7 raised bands, brown morocco label with gilt title, panels with gilt decoration, speckled top edge. Book is in sound condition, contents are mildly age-toned and with minor foxing, folding map has 2 short margin tears, and is otherwise in complete condition. Author's wide-ranging overview of the civilizations and cultures of the world "intended to convey a clear idea of the present state of Europe, Asia, Africa, and America..." Detailed illustrations depict the dress and customs of representative world cultures.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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        Ordenanza de primero de Julio de 1779. Prescribiendo las Reglas con que se ha de hacer El Corso de particulares contra enemigos de la Corona

      1779 - Granting corsair patents and regulating Privateering activities. 1779. Madrid. Imprenta Real de la Gazeta. In folio (300 x 210 mm). 1 ff. + 19 pp. + 1 ff. Unbound. Fine copy. First edition of rare Royal Decree regulating piracy and filibuster activities, from the Spanish Crown, for the American and Asian overseas territories. The decree is set in 55 articles, which span over the whole activity of privateering. The articles explain in detail what to do with captured vessels, pirates, enemies, loots, and destiny of the prizes, port regulations, exemptions granted to corsairs, amongst other subjects. The guide-rule was later printed in the same year in the “Real Cedula de S. M. en que se inserta la Real Ordenanza de Corso con las declaraciones convenientes para su observancia en los dominios de Indias”. At the end, one ff. in manuscript explains the orders of the King. At the end there is ordinance relative to the French and British prisioners, dated “Palacio a 14 de Julio de 1779”. Palau, 202849. [Attributes: First Edition]

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