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        Autograph Pay Order Signed by Connecticut Governor Jonathan Trumbull during the Revolutionary War

      Lebanon, Connecticut, 1779. Fine. Laid paper with partial watermark. Approximately 6" x 6". Old folds else fine. Trumbull authorizes payment of Two Hundred Pounds in favor of John Porter for his services as Clerk to the Governor and Council of Safety. The document entirely in Trumbull's hand, in excellent condition, and with a clear and bold signature. Trumbull was Royal Governor of Connecticut and was the only such to support the rebelling Colonies. He remained as Governor for the entirety of the Revolution. Revolutionary War pay order documents are not rare, but this is a better than usual example.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Natuurbeschouwer of verzameling van de nieuwste verhandelingen over de drie ryken der natuur, welke thans in Duitschland uitgegeven worden. Edited and translated by P. Boddaert, 2 parts in 1 volume. , 216, , I. du Mee, 1779-1781.

      (16)+160+220 pag., later half cloth. Illustrated with 6 handcoloured plates. B1178.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat A.G. VAN DER STEUR]
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        Aristée ou de la divinité. With title vignette & 3 vignettes in the text.

      - Paris (=Haarlem, The author), 1779. 12mo. x,208 pp. Contemporary pastepaper boards. (pastedowns slightly browned; uncut & unopened copy with very ample margins) Rare, as are all his original works, printed in small editions for private circulation only. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Brinkman, since 1954 / ILAB]
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        Afbeeldingen der artseny-gewassen met derzelver Nederduitsche en Latynsche beschryvingen.Amsterdam, Jan Christiaan Sepp and son, 1796 (vols. I-III), 1800 (vols. IV-VI). 6 volumes. Large 8vo (23 x 14.5 cm).. With wood-engraved illustration on each of the 6 title-pages and 600 numbered engraved plates (100 in each volume), all coloured by a contemporary hand. Contemporary half calf, gold-tooled spine, modern endpapers.

      Bradley III, p. 55; Landwehr, Coloured plates 2; Nissen, BBI 2203; Stafleu & Cowan 3926. First and only edition of the Dutch adaptation of Johannes Zorn's Icones plantarum medicinalium (1779-1790). Each volume contains 100 hand-coloured illustrations of medicinal plants, trees and herbs taken from Zorn, with short descriptions in Dutch (from Houttuyn's Natuurlijke historie) and Latin (from Gmelin's edition of Linnaeus's Systema natura) plus an account of their pharmaceutical applications in Dutch. It was edited by Dirk Leonard Oskamp, Martin Houttuyn and Johan Carl Krauss. With owner's inscription in pencil on the half-titles. Bindings subtly restored. A very good copy, nearly untrimmed.

      [Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830)]
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        A Treatise on the Culture of the Pine Apple.

      1779 - Together with a description of every species of Insect that infest hot-houses, with effectual methods of destroying them. By William Speechly, Gardener to the Duke of Portland. First Edition. 8vo (206 x 126mm)., v, [8], viii-xvii, [1], 100, [3], 102-186, [2] pp., with the two engraved plates (one folding) the folding letterpress explanation of the plates and the subscribers list. Some occasional staining around the edges, some worming to the front flyleaves (and just marking the title-page slightly) title-page very lightly yellowed but otherwise a good copy. Contemporary calf-backed marbled boards, spine ruled in gilt, green morocco label to spine, vellum tips (joints split but holding, upper headcap missing). York: by A. Ward, for, and sold by the Author, at Burlington-House, London; and at Welbeck, in Nottinghamshire, [Bound with]: BARNES (Thomas). A New Method of Propagating Fruit-Trees, and Flowering Shrubs: whereby the common Kinds may be raised more expeditiously; and several curious exotics increased, which will not take root from cuttings or layers. Confirmed by repeated and succesful experience. Second Edition. 8vo. 40pp., with the engraved plate showing propagation by the root. A little dusty in places but otherwise fine. London: for R. Baldwin, 1759. A good copy of Speechly's important book on English pineapple cultivation bound with another, rare, pamphlet on hot house fruits. Speechly's first book and the publication that preceded his work on grapes, A Treatise on the Culture of the Vine (1790). Under the patronage of the third duke of Portland Speechly produced this revolutionary study on the growing of pineapples with his primary concern being that they should not be kept at too hot a temperature in the winter (ODNB). As Henrey explains: ?These works by Speechly were the most important on the culture of the pineapple and the vine published during the eighteenth century, and it may be said that they laid the foundation for the improvements which followed? Provenance: Robert J. Hayhurst, modern bookplate on the front pastedown along with a pencil note stating that this volume is from the Cavendish library at Holker. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA]
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        Oeuvres d'histoire naturelle et de philosophie....

      Neuchatel:: Samuel Fauche, 1779-1783., 1779. Eight volumes. 4to. Half-titles, fine engraved frontis. port. of Bonnet in Vol. I, engraved title-page vignettes, fine engraved head- and tail-pieces, 2 folding tables, 56 folding engraved plates; wanting 1 leaf of the contents in Vol. VI, pages 423-424. Contemporary tree calf, red and black leather spine labels, richly gilt spines; neat restoration to some spine ends. A BEAUTIFUL STUNNING SET IN THE ORIGINAL TREE CALF. FIRST COLLECTED EDITION of the preferred large quarto issue of the scientific and philosophical writings of Charles Bonnet. Bonnet "is considered one of the fathers of modern biology. He is distinguished for both his experimental research and his philosophy, which exerted a profound influence upon the naturalists of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries." DSB. This is a lovely set in full contemporary tree calf, elaborately decorated spine with red and black calf labels. BM (Nat. Hist.), I, p. 197; DSB, II, p. 286; Gascoigne 10837.6.

      [Bookseller: Jeff Weber Rare Books]
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        Sketches of the Natural, Civil, and Political State of Swisserland in a Series of Letters to William Melmoth.


      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        Emilius and Sophia: or, a New System of Education

      Dublin: Potts, 1779. hardcover. very good(+). Translated from the French by Eloisa. 4 volumes. Frontispieces in volumes 1 & 4. Pages are age toned, water stain on one frontispiece, 12mo, contemporary calf with red & black leather labels and gilt stamped spines (rubbed). Dublin: J. Potts, 1779. Small ownership stamp at the bottom of each title page and inside front cover.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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        Die Kunst des reinen Satzes in der Musik aus sicheren Grundsätzen hergeleitet und mit deutlichen Beyspielen erläutert. 2 in 4 Bdn.

      Berlin u. Königsberg, Decker u. Hartung 1774-1779. - Eitner V, 374; Fetis IV,40; MGG VII,952; Hirsch I,272; Bibl. Wolffheim I,736; Schmieder 1195. - Bd. I. in zweiter Auflage (Erstausgabe 1771).- Hauptwerk des Komponisten und Musiktheoretikers K. (1721-1783), der ein Schüler von J.S. Bach war. "Er war ein eiskalter Theoretiker, aber doch ein Schriftsteller von grossem Gewicht. Man hat noch nichts Gründlicheres als seine Kunst des reinen Satzes" (Eitner). [5] Bll., 250, VI S.; [2]Bl., 153 S.; Tit., 232 S.; [2]Bl., 188 S. Mit 3 gefalteten Tabellen u. zahlr. Notenbeispielen im Text. Marmor. HLdrBde.d.Zt. mit Rückenschildchen, Kanten u. Deckel etw. berieben, innen kaum gebräunt u. fleckenfrei. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Löcker]
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        Versuch einer Grundlehre sammtlicher Kameralwissenschaften zum Gebrauche der Vorlesungen auf der Kurpfalzchen Kameral Hohenschule zu Lautern.

      Lautern im Verlage der Gesellschaft 1779 - 8vo., (16) + 280pp., near-contemporary inscription in ink at head of title, bound in old boards, with sprinkled edges, some wear to spine but still a very good copy. First edition. Written soon after Jung had accepted an appointment as lecturer on agriculture, technology, commerce and veterinary medicine in the newly established College of Cameralism at Kaiserslautern. In 1787 he moved to the University of Marburg as professor of economic, financial and statistical studies. 'As an economic writer, Jung belongs to the philanthropical and eclectic school, with strong absolutistic leanings which flourished in Germany during the second half of the 18th century under the influence of Sonnenfels, and of his theory of the largest possible population. On this last principle, he goes to the extreme of claiming the protection of the police for pregnant unmarried girls, even against their own parents. Land, in his opinion, might be subdivided to the minimum sufficient to supply the subsistence of a family. Jung was opposed to craft monopolies (Gilds), but favourable to the craft system.' [Palgrave, 1926, II, p.494). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Drury Rare Books ABA ILAB]
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        Eighty Dollars. The United States of North America.

      [Philadelphia], Printed by Hall and Sellers, 1779. 9,6 x 7,5 cm, in Rot u. Schwarz gedruckt, mit zwei Unterschriften in schwarzer u. roter Tinte u. verso mit einem Naturselbstdruck. Nummeriert „No. 69245“ u. eigenh. signiert von Robert Gaither und Daniel Wister (Wistar). Die Rückseite mit einem Naturselbstdruck von einem Erdbeerblatt. Das Banknotensystem für den amerikanischen Dollar mit Naturselbstdrucken wurde von Benjamin Franklin entwickelt. - Knickspuren u. etw. fleckig. - Versand D: 12,00 EUR Banknote, Amerika, Eighty Dollars. The United States of North America, Banknoten, Papiergeld, Geldscheine, Bankwesen, Geld, Geldwesen, Geldschein, Banknote, Nature print, Zahlungsmittel, Naturselbstdruck, Naturselbstdrucke

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Wolfgang Friebes]
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      London: J. Dodsley, 1779. Second Edition. Hardcover. Early ink name crossed out on the title page, light to moderate foxing; pages 255 to 258 in the second section lacking, otherwise complete with the entire text of the Declaration and the Articles present. Binding tight with some wear but easily Very Good. Bound in contemporary calf-backed boards. Though not a First Edition, still an early eighteenth-century printing of one of the most desirable volumes of this prestigious series as this year contains two of the most important documents in American history. Where the text states "The history of the present ----- of --------- ------------- is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations," someone has added in ink in an early hand "King of Great Britain.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Bound volume of Massachusetts pamphlet session laws passed between

      1779 - MASSACHUSETTS. LAWS. Bound volume of nineteen Massachusetts pamphlet session laws passed between April 14, 1779, and July 2, 1785. Boston: Benjamin Edes & Comp'y / Benjamin Edes & Sons / Adams & Nourse, 1779-1785. Folio. Caption titles, as issued, generally with printer's imprint in a colophon. Modern calf-backed marbled boards, very skillfully executed in period style. Varying paper stocks, as expected, a few of which are foxed, else in fine condition, as described below. Contains numerous laws relating to the Revolutionary War. Eighteenth-century pamphlet session laws are very rare in the trade, as they were normally discarded once the next compiled laws was published, and those that survived have long since gone into institutions. Evans 16344, 16345, 16346 (both sessions), 16837 (both sessions, first lacks 4G2 and second 4M2), 17213, 17214, 17215, 17589, 17590, 17591, 17592 (lacks table at end), 18022, 18588, 18589, 18590, 19078, 19079; Cushing, Massachusetts Laws, 1065, 1068, 1082, 1090, 1099, 1110. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Joseph J. Felcone Inc., ABAA]
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        Freymäurerische Versammlungsreden der Gold- und Rosenkreutzer des alten Systems mit zwölf engedruckten Vignetten.

      Amsterdam, (Hof, Vierling), 1779, pet. in 8°, de XVI-304pp., ill. de 12 joiles vignettes gravées dont 11 à mi-page et une au titre, toutes signées Hejonagogerus, cart. époque papier gris-bleu, p. de t. marron, et étiquette dorée au premier plat avec mention "Charlesworth Masonic Library", rousseurs, exemplaire non coupé à toutes marges. Edition originale avec les figures signées, caractéristique du premier tirage. C'est un recueil de 11 instructions maçonniques destinées aux frères de la Rose-Croix d'or d'ancien système. Ecker und Eckhoffen qui était Vénérable de la loge viennoise "Aux sept cieux" (den sieben Himmeln), est connu pour avoir fait la promotion, après le Convent de Wilhelmsbad, du Système maçonnique des "Chevaliers et Frères de la Lumière" (Ritter und Brüder der Licht), et cela avec le soutien du landgrave Charles de Hesse-Kassel. Ce système transitoire et éphémère servira de fondement à celui des "Chevaliers et Frères de Saint-Jean l'Evangéliste d'Asie en Europe", ou frères Asiatiques. Un système mystico-kabbalistique admettant les juifs et qui trouvera refuge au Danemark sous la protection de Charles de Hesse-Kassel. Ce sera le dernier avatar de la Rose-Croix d'or allemande. Il perdurera au Danemark durant tout le XIXe siècle. ¶ Kloss 2646 "Unter den Vignetten der Originalausgabe steht der Name des Kupferstechers Hejonagogerus" - Wolfstieg 42502 "das Original auf gutem weissem Papier..." - Caillet 4226.

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        An Act to explain and amend the Laws relating to the Tranfportation, Imprifonment, and other Punifhment, of certain Offenders

      Printed by Charles Eyre and William Strahan, Printers to the King's moft Excellent Majefty, London 1779 - Pages 1387-1428. [44 p. including cover.] 31 cm. Royal coat of arms on title page. Disbound. Small holes in left margin. Print off-kilter on first page. An act from the reign of King George III.

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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]

      [Bookseller: Harrison-Hiett Rare Books NVvA/ILAB PBFA]
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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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Perini s.a.s.]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Elena Gallego - Rare Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Mats Rehnström Rare Books SVAF, ILAB]
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        Thoughts on the times, but chiefly on the profligacy of women, and it's causes. Addressed to every parent - husband - and modest woman in the three Kingdoms. In two parts. Shewing First - the danger of public incontinence ------- the absurdity of our female education ------- the folly, and bad tendency of a fashionable life - and the evils that arise from French refinement - and secondly - How seldom men-midwives are necessary ------ that their practice is dangerous ------ that it is repugnant to modesty - tends to destroy the peace of families, and endanger virtue.

      London printed; and sold by C. Parker. and J. Bew 1779 - 16mo., v + (2) + 4 - 200pp., with the author's name, perhaps his autograph signature, in lower margin of title, contemporary calf, raised bands, morocco label. A fine, crisp, copy with the 18th century armorial bookplate of William Constable F.R.S., F.S.A.> (1721-1791) of Burton Constable. A choice copy. First edition and apparently rare (ESTC finds copies at 5 libraries in B.Isles but elsewhere only at Un. of Toronto). Wellcome III p.45. (The Wellcome copy also with Francis Foster's signature on title-page). What should be called a traditional view of women's role in life, although there is much here about adultery, lust, marriage, extra-marital affairs, boarding school education (bad for girls), fashion, and so forth. Of boarding school education, the author declares that 'though a girl's ideas be as pure as an Angel's on her entrance into a boarding-school - she cannot remain there any time, without being as knowing in the ways of pollution as any nymph in King's Place. It is impossible it should be otherwise - for among a number of girls, there must always be some who are vicious - and one vicious girl, is enough to pollute an hundred' [pp. 17-18]. The second half of Foster's Thoughts on the times> deals with the contentious issue of man midwives who the author contends are not only medically dangerous but compromise 'female virtue'. 'The custom of employing men-midwives unnecessarily is . flagrantly in breach of modesty and decency'. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: John Drury Rare Books ABA ILAB]
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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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      Printed for J.JOHNSON., London. 1779 - A good to very good copy of this important Franklin work, printed during his life time. 8vo. Pp, xi, [1], 567, [7]. A recent rebind in half leather and new end papers. Portrait frontis, 3 plates one of which is a fold out and a folding chart.There is some browning to some sections but overall a good copy of an uncommon book. ESTC .T56601. [Attributes: First Edition; 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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