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        A plan of Fort Montgomery and Fort Clinton, taken by His Majesty's forces, under the command of Maj. Gen.l Sir Henry Clinton, K.B: Survey'd by Major Holland, Surv.r Gen.l &c. . [With large inset titled:] Part of Hudsons River, shewing the position of Fort Montgomery and Fort Clinton, with the Chevaux de Frieze, cables, chains, &c to obstruct the passage of his Majesty's forces up the river. By Lieut. John Knight of the Royal Navy in 1777

      London 1779 - Engraved and aquatint map, period hand colouring. 14 lettered references, large inset with title as above. Rare revolutionary chart of the Hudson River showing the American defenses, on the eve of the Battle of Fort Montgomery. On October 6, 1777, a British force led by Lieutenant General Sir Henry Clinton attacked Forts Montgomery and Clinton from the landward side, where the American defenses were only partially completed. Support from cannon fire from British ships on the Hudson River that had passed through the chevaux de frise on the lower river. By the end of the day, both forts had fallen to the British, who burned the forts and tore down the stonework buildings. However, the battle was a pyrrhic victory for the British. The campaign against the forts caused delays in reinforcing General John Burgoyne at Saratoga, where Americans forced the British surrender ten days later at the Battle of Saratoga before Clinton's forces could arrive. The present map, which depicts the Forts and the River defenses prior to the battle, is from The Atlantic Neptune , the finest large scale sea atlas of the United States and Canadian Atlantic coastline ever produced. The maps in the atlas were produced over a seven-year period (1775-82), and are well known for their accurate portrayal of various sounds, bays, bars, harbors as well as navigational hazards. This atlas was used extensively by the Royal Navy during the American Revolution. Des Barres studied under the great mathematician Daniel Bernoulli at the University of Basel, before continuing on to the Royal Military College at Woolwich. On the outbreak of the Seven Years war in 1756, he joined the British Royal American Regiment as a military engineer. He came to the attention of General James Wolfe, who appointed him to be his aide-de-camp. From 1762, Des Barres was enlisted to survey the coastlines of Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, and the Gulf of St.Lawrence, while his colleague, Samuel Holland charted the New England coast and further south. In 1774, Des Barres returned to England where he began work on the Neptune. His dedication to the project was so strong, that often at his own expense, he continually updated and added new charts and views up until 1784. That year he returned to Canada, where he remained for a further forty years, becoming a senior political figure and a wealthy land owner, and living to the advanced age of 103. The Atlantic Neptune was the first British sea atlas of her North American colonies, and one of the most important achievements of eighteenth century cartography. With an official commission from the Royal Navy, Des Barres published the first volume in London in 1775, which was soon followed by further volumes. Des Barres' monumental endeavor eventually featured over two-hundred charts and aquatint views, many being found in several states. All of the charts were immensely detailed, featuring both hydrographical and topographical information. The Neptune met with the highest acclaim from the beginning, and is today widely regarded as superior to all other atlases produced during its time. Henry Stevens identified only a single state of this chart, issued coloured or uncoloured, which appeared in some examples volume four, part two of the Atlantic Nepture; the map, however, is not listed in the engraved list of maps for that section, and given the rarity was likely not issued in all copies. National Maritime Museum: Henry Stevens Collection: HNS156; Cf. Phillips, Atlases 1198; Hornsby, Surveyors of Empire: Samuel Holland, J.F.W. Des Barres and the Making of the Atlantic Neptune (2011).

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        MÉMOIRE JUSTIFICATIF DE LA CONDUITE DE LA GRANDE BRETAGNE, EN ARRÊTANT LES NAVIRES ÉTRANGERS ET LES MUNITIONS DE GUERRE, DESTINÉES AUX INSURGENS DE L'AMÉRIQUE.

      Londres: T. Harrison et S. Brooke, 1779. - vii,[1],60pp. Original plain wrappers. Edges wrinkled, with occasional small chips. Light dust soiling to wrappers and outer leaves, otherwise internally clean. Near fine. Untrimmed. In a half morocco and cloth box. Though maintaining a formal neutrality during the American Revolution, the Dutch Republic sold weapons to the rebellious colonists, resulting in British reprisals against Dutch vessels. This work makes the case for British seizures of munition-laden Dutch ships destined for the revolting American colonies. It was printed for private circulation among neutral maritime courts, and printed in French, which was the language of diplomacy at the time. "One of the most valuable tracts on the subject of supplying the American Colonies with the sinews of war during the Revolution. It is of great rarity" - Rosenbach. A scarce work, the first copy of this first edition that we have owned. HOWES M298, "aa." SABIN 44689. AMERICAN CONTROVERSY 79-70. ROSENBACH 4:246.

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        A Discourse delivered to the Students of the Royal Academy on the Distribution of the Prizes December 10 1778 By the President

      

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        Oeuvres de Blaise Pascal.

      - La Haye, Detune [i.e. Paris, Nyon], 1779. 5 volumes in-8, plein veau porphyre de l'époque, dos à nerfs guillochés or, compartiments richement fleuronnés et cloisonnés, triple filet d’encadrement sur les plats, filet sur les coupes, pièces de titre et de tomaison de maroquin bordeaux, tranches jaspées (armes dorées sur les plats), portrait de Pascal en frontispice, un feuillet dépliant (II, p. 549) et 14 planches dépliantes gravées hors texte. Première et unique édition collective ancienne, en partie originale. Publiée par le mathématicien Charles Bossut d’après les manuscrits originaux de l’auteur, elle est ornée d'un portrait de Pascal d'après L.N. Quesnel et illustrée de 14 planches dépliantes gravées en taille-douce. Parmi les nombreux inédits, on trouve des 'Pensées', les ‘Écrits sur la Grâce’, le ‘Traité du vide’ et une importante correspondance. Du fait des querelles jansénistes et de la répression qui s’en suivit, il avait fallu attendre un siècle pour que cette édition voit le jour - encore avait-on dissimulé les nom et adresse de l'éditeur parisien Nyon aîné sous une adresse fictive hollandaise. Les tomes IV et V réunissent les œuvres scientifiques éditées "très consciencieusement" selon Maire. On y trouve, pour la première fois en librairie, le recueil des pièces concernant la "Pascaline" (T.IV, p. 7-50) accompagnée de 5 figures descriptives en 2 planches dépliantes. La page 549 du tome II des "extases" de Pascal est dépliante. (Brunet, IV, 395. Maire, I, 246-255. Tchemerzine-Scheler, V, 76). Quelques petits accrocs aux coiffes et aux mors, quelques rousseurs. Très bon exemplaire, bien relié à l’époque en veau porphyre, aux armes du collège royal de Toulouse dorées sur les plats. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mémoire sur la découverte du magnétisme animal

      chez P. Fr. Didot le jeune, Geneve; et se trouve a Paris 1779 - First edition, pp. [2], vi, 85; 20th-century blue half morocco, gilt lettered spine; fine. Printing and the Mind of Man, 225: Anton Mesmer, an Austrian physician "maintained that a magnetic fluid pervades the universe, exists in every living being, and affects the nervous system.He found that there was a healing magnetic power in his own hands, and that he could obtain results in treating nervous disorders without a magnet, a faculty he called 'animal magnetism'.Fantastic scenes took place in his magnificent consulting rooms, where patients sat around a special tub, while Mesmer appeared, clad in lilac silk, waving an iron wand: perfume, theatrical costumes and dramatic illumination were all part of the treatment. Louis XVI set up a committee, with Benjamin Franklin as chairman and Lavoisier [and others] as some of the members, to investigate 'animal magnetism'. Their report condemned 'mesmerism' medically; but the idea had taken hold and spread all over Europe.There were also many serious disciples such as Puysegur, who developed hypnotism on scientific lines.Much more important scientifically were the experiments of Braid in Scotland and Charcot in Paris, and the development of psychoanalysis: Freud's first experiments were on hypnotic patients; and Jung was particularly close to mesmerism in his belief that consciousness could transcend time and place." Garrison and Morton 4992.1; Hunter & Macalpine, pp. 480-482; Norman Library, M4; Grolier, Medicine 100, no. 47. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Plan mit Umgebungskarte ('Situations Plan von Rathenau').

      - aquarellierte Tuschefederzeichnung v. Doerkaw (?) auf Honig-Papier, 1779-1792, 33 x 44,5

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        12 Blätter verschiedenen Inhalts, Probedruck, 1779

      - Technik: Radierung auf Papier. Beschriftung: 1. Blatt unten mittig signiert: "D: Chodowiecki del & sculpsit"; vom Künstler eigenhändig bezeichnet unten rechts "aetzdruck". Werkverzeichnis: Engelmann 330 Aetzdruck. Serie: aus: Almanac genealogique de Lauenbourg pour l'année 1780. Provenienz: Sammlung Engelmann und Stechow. Grösse: 7,3 x 5,1 cm (Darstellung). Weitere Größen: Darstellung: 8,9 x 5,1 cm Platte: 21,2 x 39,5 cm Papier: 37,0 x 41,8 cm. Beschreibung: Einer der ersten Ätzdrucke bzw. Probedruck auf dem unzerschnittenen Bogen. Unten rechts eigenhändig vom Künstler bezeichnet. Vor vielen Ergänzungen und Schattierungen, besonders in den Himmeln und den Böden. Es handelt sich um einen Gesamtpreis inkl. Versandkosten innerhalb der BRD. Umsatzsteuer wird wegen Differenzbesteuerung nach §25a UstG weder erhoben noch ausgewiesen. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Recueil de Pieces Interessantes sur les Deux Questions Celebres...

      1779. Interfaith Marriage in Bourbon France [Richard, Charles Louis (1711-1794)]. Recueil de Pieces Interessantes sur les Deux Questions Celebres; Savoir si un Juif Converti au Christianisme Peut Epouser une Fille Chretienne, Lorsque son Epouse Juive Refuse de Suivre, & Si un Juif Endurci Devenu Baron, Peut Nommer aux Canonicats d'une Collegiale de sa Baronie. Deux-Ponts: De L'Imprimerie Ducale, 1779. 192 pp. Octavo (6-1/2" x 4-1/4"). Later marbled boards, lettering piece to head of spine, gilt-stamped date and place of publication to foot, endpapers renewed. A few shallow scuffs to boards, some rubbing to spine ends and corners. Light toning to text, light foxing in a few places, recent notes in pencil to verso of front free endpaper. An appealing copy of a scarce title. * Only edition. Richard was a Catholic theologian and a member of the Dominican Order. A conservative, somewhat anti-Semitic work, Recueil de Pieces Interessantes discusses issues concerning marriages between Christians and Christian converts from Judaism. OCLC locates 15 copies worldwide, 3 in North America (Harvard, Hebrew Union College, New York Public Library), none in law libraries. British Museum Catalogue (Compact Edition) 21:554.

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        Essays.

      London: printed for E. and C. Dilly; and W. Creech, Edinburgh,, 1779. On Poetry and Music, as they affect the mind; on Laughter, and Ludicrous Composition; on the Usefulness of Classical Learning. The third edition, corrected. Octavo. Contemporary calf, spine in compartments with gilt rules and raised bands, red morocco title label gilt, red speckled edges. Half-title, engraved frontispiece of Socrates dated 1780. Splitting to front joint and the rear joint starting at the head, headcap chipped, rubbing to extremities, a few minor marks and scratches to calf, slight damp stain to the fore-corner of frontispiece and a few early leaves, still a very good copy in unrestored original state. Presentation copy of the third edition, inscribed to the author's friend Sir William Forbes of Pitsligo, "Sir William Forbes from the author" on the first blank verso (and additionally inscribed to the same effect, but in a different and possibly later hand, on the front free endpaper), with Forbes's armorial bookplate to the front pastedown. James Beattie (1735-1803) was a significant figure of the Scottish Enlightenment, holding the chair of Professor of Moral Philosophy at the University of Aberdeen from 1760. In his philosophical works (such as An Essay on the Nature and Immutability of Truth, 1770, and Elements of Moral Science, 1790) he argued influentially for the idea of a "Common Sense" to counter the epistemological scepticism inculcated by Hume, and also against the institution of slavery. He was in addition well known for his poetry, in particular for The Minstrel (1771-4), which inspired the Wordsworth and the other Romantics. These three Essays were first published in 1773 (alongside a reissue of his 1770 Essay On the Nature and Immutability of Truth). Sir William Forbes, 6th Baronet Pitsligo (1739-1806) was a prominent Scottish banker, philanthropist, and writer, and long-time friend of James Beattie. Forbes was the dedicatee of a number of Beattie's works, and would become the author of Beattie's biography, published in 1806 as "An Account of the Life and Writings of James Beattie". He was also a friend of James Boswell (described in the Tour of the Hebrides as "a man of whom too much good cannot be said") and through him became a member of Samuel Johnson's literary dining club. Inscribed copies of Beattie's works are uncommon, and this is an excellent association.

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        Paul Jones Shooting a Sailor who had attempted to strike his Colours in an Engagement

      , 1779. 1779. BOWLES, Carington, engraver and publisher. COLLETT, John, artist. Paul Jones Shooting a Sailor who had attempted to strike his Colours in an Engagement. London: Carington Bowles, circa 1779. Broadside, image measures 13 by 18 inches, trimmed close to image; entire sheet measures 13 by 19 inches. $16,000.Stirring large hand-colored engraved print of the great American naval commander in action during his famous and heated engagement with the HMS Serapis, firing a pistol point-blank at a sailor attempting to strike the American flag, with two wounded men nearby; Jones is stepping on the body of a dead man, with his cutlass under his left arm and four pistols stuck in his belt. Engraved by Carington Bowles after a painting by John Collett.This image depicts, albeit exaggeratedly and falsely, an incident during the encounter of Jones' ship, the 42-gun Bonhomme Richard, with the British 50-gun HMS Serapis, when a shell-shocked gunner shouted for quarter till Jones knocked him down with the butt of a pistol, saying ""I may sink, but I'll be damned if I strike."" The British public feared Jones and saw him as little more than a pirate, thus this rather negative portrayal of the man known in the United States as the ""Father of the American Navy,"" trampling his own dead and wounded in order to shoot his chief gunner, Henry Gardner, in the face. This only happened in the propagandistic fantasies of the British, who hated Jones. This was also the encounter during which Jones (may have) famously declared ""I have not yet begun to fight!"" in reply to a British officer's taunt as the outgunned Bonhomme Richard circled and attempted to engage the Serapis at close quarters. ""Meanwhile, the surviving seamen of the 42-gun Bonhomme Richard must have thought their commander, Capt. John Paul Jones, had gone insane. Separated by two feet, the double deck HMS Serapis, a well-made and brand new British escort ship, was shooting 18-pound cannon balls into the 14-year-old single deck Bonhomme Richard; cannon balls that from 200 yards could shoot through four feet of oak. Near the battle's end, half the crewmates on each ship were dead, there were three or four inches of blood and guts on the high deck of Bonhomme Richard and both ships were on fire. Capt. Pearson, commander of Serapis assumed Bonhomme Richard would be the first to surrender. He asked Jones, 'Do you strike?' According to battle expert Peter Reaveley, Jones screamed out, 'No! I'll sink, but I'm damned if I'll strike!' The following quotation is more famously noted as Jones' retort: 'I have not yet begun to fight!' The battle established the Continental Navy as a powerful force and Capt. John Paul Jones as a hero"" (Joanna Romansic, ""NHC Joins Search for John Paul Jones' Ship,"" Oct. 20, 2005, dcmilitary.com.). This image first appeared as a ""color mezzotint"" measuring approximately 10 by 14 inches; the present copy is a somewhat later and larger copperplate engraving, boldly colored in light blue, dark blue, brown, beige, pale yellow and red. Trimmed to the edge of the image and legend. A few minor wormholes, some repairs and expert restoration to versos and margins. A very good copy of this sensational print.

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        Essays. On Poetry and Music, as they affect the mind; on Laughter, and Ludicrous Composition; on the Usefulness of Classical Learning. The third edition, corrected.

      London: printed for E. and C. Dilly; and W. Creech, Edinburgh, 1779 - Octavo. Contemporary calf, spine in compartments with gilt rules and raised bands, red morocco title label gilt, red speckled edges. Splitting to front joint and the rear joint starting at the head, headcap chipped, rubbing to extremities, a few minor marks and scratches to calf, slight damp stain to the fore-corner of frontispiece and a few early leaves, still a very good copy in unrestored original state. Half-title, engraved frontispiece of Socrates dated 1780. Presentation copy of the third edition, inscribed to the author's friend Sir William Forbes of Pitsligo, "Sir William Forbes from the author" on the first blank verso (and additionally inscribed to the same effect, but in a different and possibly later hand, on the front free endpaper), with Forbes's armorial bookplate to the front pastedown. James Beattie (1735-1803) was a significant figure of the Scottish Enlightenment, holding the chair of Professor of Moral Philosophy at the University of Aberdeen from 1760. In his philosophical works (such as An Essay on the Nature and Immutability of Truth, 1770, and Elements of Moral Science, 1790) he argued influentially for the idea of a "Common Sense" to counter the epistemological scepticism inculcated by Hume, and also against the institution of slavery. He was in addition well known for his poetry, in particular for The Minstrel (1771-4), which inspired the Wordsworth and the other Romantics. These three Essays were first published in 1773 (alongside a reissue of his 1770 Essay On the Nature and Immutability of Truth). Sir William Forbes, 6th Baronet Pitsligo (1739-1806) was a prominent Scottish banker, philanthropist, and writer, and long-time friend of James Beattie. Forbes was the dedicatee of a number of Beattie's works, and would become the author of Beattie's biography, published in 1806 as "An Account of the Life and Writings of James Beattie". He was also a friend of James Boswell (described in the Tour of the Hebrides as "a man of whom too much good cannot be said") and through him became a member of Samuel Johnson's literary dining club. Inscribed copies of Beattie's works are uncommon, and this is an excellent association.

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        Collection des Prix Que la Ci-Devant Académie d'Architecture Proposoit et Couronnoit Tous les Ans, Gravée au Trait, Imprimée sur Papier Propre à Être Lavé

      Architecture - Projects 1779-1786 (title from spine). 20 parts in 1 volume, being a collection of prizewinning designs by students at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, in 20 sections of 6 fine engraved plates each (except for Cahier 18 which has 7), for a total of 121 plates on thick paper, without text or title page, each engraving or suite of engravings identifying the type of structure and the architect/designer, including plans for a museum, schools, cathedrals, baths, a hippodrome, a library, triumphal bridges, fountains, chateaux, and many other types of structures. One sheet with paper loss entering into the plate margin but not affecting the image. Folio. Later half-leather with marbled boards. Some minor rubbing to extremities. N.p. (Paris) (Basan, Joubert et Van Cléemputte) n.d. (1779-1786). The École des Beaux-Arts released annually a suite of prize-winning designs by its architecture students in three editions: on ordinary thin paper, on thicker paper suitable for coloring, and a third also on thick paper already colored. This copy is of the second type, and apart for a couple of small areas of pink wash has no coloring applied. The architects whose work is featured in the volume include Trouard, Durand, Percier, Fontaine, Vaudoyer, Moreau, and others. A scarce volume of fine plates; as of March 2017, WorldCat locates only two holdings in North America.

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        Paul Jones Shooting a Sailor who had attempted to strike his Colours in an Engagement

      1779. BOWLES, Carington, engraver and publisher. COLLETT, John, artist. Paul Jones Shooting a Sailor who had attempted to strike his Colours in an Engagement. London: Carington Bowles, circa 1779. Broadside, image measures 13 by 18 inches, trimmed close to image; entire sheet measures 13 by 19 inches. $16,000.Stirring large hand-colored engraved print of the great American naval commander in action during his famous and heated engagement with the HMS Serapis, firing a pistol point-blank at a sailor attempting to strike the American flag, with two wounded men nearby; Jones is stepping on the body of a dead man, with his cutlass under his left arm and four pistols stuck in his belt. Engraved by Carington Bowles after a painting by John Collett.This image depicts, albeit exaggeratedly and falsely, an incident during the encounter of Jones' ship, the 42-gun Bonhomme Richard, with the British 50-gun HMS Serapis, when a shell-shocked gunner shouted for quarter till Jones knocked him down with the butt of a pistol, saying ""I may sink, but I'll be damned if I strike."" The British public feared Jones and saw him as little more than a pirate, thus this rather negative portrayal of the man known in the United States as the ""Father of the American Navy,"" trampling his own dead and wounded in order to shoot his chief gunner, Henry Gardner, in the face. This only happened in the propagandistic fantasies of the British, who hated Jones. This was also the encounter during which Jones (may have) famously declared ""I have not yet begun to fight!"" in reply to a British officer's taunt as the outgunned Bonhomme Richard circled and attempted to engage the Serapis at close quarters. ""Meanwhile, the surviving seamen of the 42-gun Bonhomme Richard must have thought their commander, Capt. John Paul Jones, had gone insane. Separated by two feet, the double deck HMS Serapis, a well-made and brand new British escort ship, was shooting 18-pound cannon balls into the 14-year-old single deck Bonhomme Richard; cannon balls that from 200 yards could shoot through four feet of oak. Near the battle's end, half the crewmates on each ship were dead, there were three or four inches of blood and guts on the high deck of Bonhomme Richard and both ships were on fire. Capt. Pearson, commander of Serapis assumed Bonhomme Richard would be the first to surrender. He asked Jones, 'Do you strike?' According to battle expert Peter Reaveley, Jones screamed out, 'No! I'll sink, but I'm damned if I'll strike!' The following quotation is more famously noted as Jones' retort: 'I have not yet begun to fight!' The battle established the Continental Navy as a powerful force and Capt. John Paul Jones as a hero"" (Joanna Romansic, ""NHC Joins Search for John Paul Jones' Ship,"" Oct. 20, 2005, dcmilitary.com.). This image first appeared as a ""color mezzotint"" measuring approximately 10 by 14 inches; the present copy is a somewhat later and larger copperplate engraving, boldly colored in light blue, dark blue, brown, beige, pale yellow and red. Trimmed to the edge of the image and legend. A few minor wormholes, some repairs and expert restoration to versos and margins. A very good copy of this sensational print.

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        CHIRURGIE, Cont

      Chez Pellet,, Gen

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        Desription Der Bataille. So zwischen der K

      - aquarellierte anonyme Tuschefederzeichnung auf Honig-Papier, um 1779, 25,5 x 33,5 Sehr fein ausgef

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        Manière de faire le pain de pommes de terre, sans mélange de farine

      Brochure of origin, in cream paper. The paper cover has some creases. It was during his incarceration in Germany during the war years 7 Parmentier (1737-1813), pharmacist armies, discover the qualities of a nightshade, potato. In 1771 he was apothecary Staff of the Hotel des Invalides and a contest of the Academy of Besançon on replacing wheat in bread making. Parmentier will continually promote and experience the potato, which was under a ban of culture 1748 (was reserved for animals), he even offered to Louis XVI flowers potato. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! de l'Imprimerie Royale. à Paris 1779 in-8 (13,5x21cm) de 55pp. broché

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        Sitzender Frauenakt nach links.

      - Bleistift, auf chamoisfarbenem Velin. 18,4:12,8 cm. Provenienz: Aus dem Nachlaß des Künstlers. Nach autodidaktischen Anfängen ging Resch an die Dresdener Kunstakademie und war Schüler von M. Retzsch (1779-1857). Nachfolgend war er vor allem als Bildnismaler und Lithograph tätig. 1839 kehrte er in seine Geburtsstadt zurück, wo er sich von der Porträtauffassung J.K. Stielers (1781-1858) und Winterhalters (1805-1873) anregen ließ und zahlreiche Bildnisse schlesischer Persönlichkeiten schuf. Als Lehrer hatte er einen nicht unerheblichen Einfluß auf die Nachfolgegeneration: zu seinen zahlreichen Schülern zählen der Historienmaler A. Bräuer (1830-1897), A. Wölfl (1823-1896), A. Dressler (1833-1881) oder der Stillebenmaler E. Brehmer (1822-1895). Das im Jahr 1840 geschaffener „Gruppenbild der Schlesischen Magnaten nach beendeter Treibjagd" machte ihn nicht nur in Schlesien bekannt.

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        Revolutionary War stampless folded letter 1779 Daniel Loring to General Nixon re hardships in Sudbury associated with the War. 1779 stampless folded letter with manuscript "on public service endorsement

      1779 Revolutionary War letter written by Daniel Loring of Sudbury, Mass. to HonorableJohn Nixon. Daniel Loring was a resident of Sudbury, and writes to Nixon as a friend. He thanks Nixon for his favors to Loring's family. He also comments on the present war" The air is full of news this way from the Southerd, and North River (Hudson river)...therefore no person can tell what to believe, one day defeated, the next day all victory. No news from this quarter...however I may inform you that every necessary of life is about three times as dear as when your honor left this quarter. People suffering here can not get the necessities of life, because they can not get enough for them, Indian corn will not do at $35.00 a bushel because they can have 45 or 50 dollars per bushel at Boston, and they are obliged to go to Boston. It does not cost much to carry it down, therefore I will carry it although my neighbor starves- this I have been informed is the case in this town. Indeed I have reason to believe it- to dwell any longer on this would be needless and painful"Wonderful war period letter describing the hardships incurred during the Revolutionary War. The stampless folded letter has a manuscript " On Public service" used on military associated mail during the Revolutionary War. John Nixon (March 1, 1727 – March 24, 1815) was an American Brigadier General in the Continental army during the American revolutionary war.He was born in Framingham, Mass. .on March 1, 1727, to Christopher and Mary Nixon. In 1755 he served in the Massachusetts militia during Sir William Johnson's campaign against the French during the French and Indian WarIn 1775 Nixon had moved toSudbury, Massachusetts and was a captain of the town's minutemen whom he led at the battles of Lexington and Concord.. He and his men fought at Bunker Hill on June 17, 1775, his unit was one of the last to leave the field. After the battle Nixon was promoted to colonel of the 6th Massachusetts Regiment Col. Nixon's regiment was placed into Gen. John Sullivan's brigade and took part in the New York and New Jersey campaign during 1776. In August 1776, Nixon was promoted to brigadier general, and he commanded a brigade consisting of the 3rd, 5th, 6th and 7th and 8th Massachusetts Regiments. He led his brigade in the Battle of Harlem Heights and later in the Saratoga campaign , when it was reinforced by Cogwell's Gage's and May's regiments of Militia. Nixon's brigade was involved in the Battle of Bemis Height's in October 1777, and took part in the final assault; during this attack a cannonball passed so close to his head that his sight and hearing were affected the rest of his life. Nixon resigned his commission September 12, 1780.

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        Recueil de Pieces Interessantes sur les Deux Questions Celebres...

      1779. Interfaith Marriage in Bourbon France [Richard, Charles Louis (1711-1794)]. Recueil de Pieces Interessantes sur les Deux Questions Celebres; Savoir si un Juif Converti au Christianisme Peut Epouser une Fille Chretienne, Lorsque son Epouse Juive Refuse de Suivre, & Si un Juif Endurci Devenu Baron, Peut Nommer aux Canonicats d'une Collegiale de sa Baronie. Deux-Ponts: De L'Imprimerie Ducale, 1779. 192 pp. Octavo (6-1/2" x 4-1/4"). Later marbled boards, lettering piece to head of spine, gilt-stamped date and place of publication to foot, endpapers renewed. A few shallow scuffs to boards, some rubbing to spine ends and corners. Light toning to text, light foxing in a few places, recent notes in pencil to verso of front free endpaper. An appealing copy of a scarce title. $1,500. * Only edition. Richard was a Catholic theologian and a member of the Dominican Order. A conservative, somewhat anti-Semitic work, Recueil de Pieces Interessantes discusses issues concerning marriages between Christians and Christian converts from Judaism. OCLC locates 15 copies worldwide, 3 in North America (Harvard, Hebrew Union College, New York Public Library), none in law libraries. British Museum Catalogue (Compact Edition) 21:554.

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        Das militarische, politische und Privat-Leben des Fräuleins D\'Eon de Beaumont, ehemaligen Ritters D\'Eon. Aus dem Französischen des Herrn de la Fortelle ins Deutsche übersetzt und mit einigen Zusätzen vermehrt.

      Frankfurt-Leipzig, ohne Verlag (Vogel), 1779. Kl.-8°. Mit einem gest. Titelportrait von A. Stöttrup. Mit einigen Holzschn.-Vignetten. 178 S., Ppbd. d. Zt. m. handschriftl. Rückenschild u. dreiseitigem Rotschnitt. Erste dt. Ausgabe einer der frühesten Schilderungen einer transgeschlechtlichen Person, des berühmten Transvestiten d‘Eon de Beaumont (1728-1810). Der französische Diplomat, Spion, Soldat, Freimaurer, Schriftsteller und Degenfechter lebte weite Teile seines Lebens als Frau und erst eine Leichenbesichtigung konnte die Zweifel über sein tatsächliches körperliches Geschlecht endgültig ausräumen. - Ab S. 91 findet sich eine „Sammlung der zu London gedruckten Schriften, die sich auf den Zwist zwischen der Fräulein, Ritterinn D\'Eon und dem Hrn. von Beaumarchais beziehen“. - Einband etw. berieben u. bestoßen. Titel m. altem Monogrammstempel u. kl. Namenszug. Etw. gebräunt bzw. stockfleckig. - Hayn/G. II, 154f.; Fromm IV, 13864 (Lafortelle). Versand D: 12,00 EUR d‘Eon de Beaumont, Fortelle, Das militarische, politische und Privat-Leben des Fräuleins D\'Eon de Beaumont, ehemaligen Ritters D\'Eon. Aus dem Französischen des Herrn de la Fortelle, Transgender, Sexualität, Transvestit, Transvestiten, Biographie, Biographien

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        CHIRURGIE, Conténant Trente-neuf Planches. RECUEIL DE PLANCHES POUR LA NOUVELLE EDITION DU DICTIONNAIRE RAISONNE' des Science, des Arts et des Métiers, avec leur explication. TOME SECOND.

      Chez Pellet, 1779. (Codice GM/0878) In 4° antico (26x20,5 cm) IV-8 pp. Tutte le 39 tavole relative alla CHIRURGIA: sezione completa tratta dal Tomo Secondo del "Recueil", edizione Pellet del 1779. Il volume comprende 8 pagine di testo esplicativo e le 39 tavole originali, fini incisioni in rame di cui 5 grandi ripiegate. Nitida impressione su bella carta, esente da ingialliture. Frontespizio e occhietto in facsimile. Ottima legatura moderna in cartone, tre tagli rossi. Perfetto stato. Euro 600.00 ~~~ SPEDIZIONE IN ITALIA SEMPRE TRACCIATA

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        A Voyage to New Guinea, and the Moluccas, from Balambangan; including an Account of Magindano, Sooloo, and other Islands performed in the Tartar Galley, belonging to the Honourable East India Company, During the Years 1774, 1775, and 1776 to which is added, a Vocabulary of the Magindano Tongue.

      London: printed by G. Scott; and sold by J. Robson; J. Donaldson; G. Robinson [in London]; and J. Bell, Edinburgh, 1779 - Quarto, (300 × 233mm). Ninteenth-century half calf, marbled paper sides, red morocco label, spine gilt in compartments, slightly rubbed, front joint repaired. Some surface wear to boards, extremities a little worn; two plates rather heavily browned, some light browning elsewhere, short closed tear to the margin of the map, but internally a good, clean copy. With engraved portrait after Sherwin, large folding map and 30 engraved plates and plans, 23 of them folding, many featuring coastal profiles accompanied by detailed charts. First edition. For some time, before entering the service of the East India Company, Forrest had served in the Royal Navy, seeing action in 1757 under George Pocock against the French in the Bay of Bengal. The year 1762 found him in command of a company ship, "from which he seems to date his experience when, writing in 1782, he spoke of himself as having been more than twenty years in 'the country trade'; and as having made fifteen voyages from Hindustan to the East, and four voyages from England to India" (ODNB). In 1770 he pioneered the settlement at Balembangan at the eastern tip of Borneo and from here set out in 1724 in a native prahu renamed the Tartar accompanied by two English officers and 18 Malays. "In this unlikely craft he pushed further east than any of his company predecessors, eventually reaching Geelvinks Bay on the north coast of New Guinea. There he found one of the few nutmeg forests not under the control of the Dutch. After exploring Gilolo Passage between New Guinea and the Moluccas, he sailed to Mindanao, where the Sultan gave him a free choice of locations for future British bases" (Howgego). On his return to Borneo he found that the Balembangan colony had been abandoned and so proceeded to the Malay Peninsula where, at Kedah, his two companions refused to proceed further bringing his odyssey to an end. "The voyage was one of examination and enquiry rather than of exploration, and the additions made to geographical knowledge were corrections of detail rather than startling discoveries, but the tact with which he conducted his intercourse with the natives, and the amount of work done in a small boat, deservedly won him credit as a navigator" (Hill). Hill 623; Howgego F60. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Oeuvres complettes

      New expanded the English text for the "best parts" and illustrated with a portrait of the author as a frontispiece by Kneller, decorated and engraved by Marillier Lebeau edition, as well as 17 beautiful figures carved by Dambrun by Marillier, Duflos, Left Godfrey and Al.Plein blond marbled calf contemporary. Back smooth decorated with flower boxes and star motifs and gold, as well as small irons bird parts of title and volume number morocco blond. boards framed triple nets and stars in spandrels. Any marbled. A head cover rugged corner. Despite this minor flaw, very fine copy, very fresh, this beautiful illustré.Édition given by the abbot of La Porte, combining translations from various authors. Pope was both a classic poet (the largest of the first half of the eighteenth) a philosopher noted for his Essay on Man, as well as a novelist: Memory of Martin Scrivelius. The works contain particular critical essays. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Chez la veuve Duschene Paris 1779 8 volumes in-8 (12,5x20cm) civ ; 290pp. (2) et (2) vj ; 471pp. et (4) 466pp. et (4) 468pp. et (4) 456pp. et (4) 479pp. et (4) 472pp. et (4) 523pp. relié

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        Historisch-Staatistische Abhandlungen über Rußland. Aus dem Französischen.

      Altenburg, Richtersche Buchhandlung 1779 - 8°. 487 S. Restaurierter Pappband der Zeit mit Rückenschild und leichter Rückenvergoldung, (berieben). Erste und einzige deutsche Ausgabe. Selten. - Fromm II, 8578. - Mit Kapiteln über die Frau Peters I., Russische Gesetze und Erlasse, den Russischen Handel und die erhobenen Zölle, sowie der Widergabe des Handelsvertrages zwischen Russland und Großbritanniens. - Der 1710 in Paris geborene Chevalier d'Eon wurde bereits 1756 als Geheimdiplomat nach Russland geschickt, wo er das Vertrauen der Zarin Elisabeth errang. - Berühmtheit erlangte er weniger wegen seiner diplomatischen Verdienste als vielmehr der Tatsache, dass er einen Großteil seines Lebens in Frauenkleidern verbrachte und sein tatsächliches Geschlecht lange im Unklaren blieb. - Starker gebräunt, teils wasserrandig, Name auf Titel und Vorsatz. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Turgot]. Recueil de Règlemens pour les Corps et Communautés d'Arts et Métiers, commençant au mois de février 1776.

      P. G. Simon, A Paris 1779 - In-4° relié plein veau de l'époque, le dos est abimé avec un manque à la coiffe supérieure. 287 pages. Première édition de cet important recueil d'Edits, Arrêts du Conseil, Déclarations du Roi, Lettres Patentes, sur les nombreuses réforme que subit tous les corps et communautés de marchands et artisans entre 1776 et 1778. Nommé en 1774, Contrôleur Général des Finances, Turgot entama une politique libérale ; la suppression des jurandes et des maîtrises et l'établissement de la liberté du travail constituent sa plus grande réforme. Le Parlement, poussé par les communautés maintient sa résistance ; Turgot est renvoyé le 12 mai 1776. En août, son successeur Maurepas rétablit les corps de métiers tout en s'inspirant des réformes suggérées par Delacroix et Séguier ; les communautés sont regroupées, la durée de l'apprentissage fixée, les droits d'entrée diminués et codifiés. L'ouvrage est composé des deux principaux édits de Turgot : Edit du Roi, Portant Suppression des Jurandes & Communauté, Arts & Métiers. Donné à Versailles au mois de Février 1776 ; vingt-quatre articles, dont le premier est ainsi conçu : « II sera libre à toutes personnes, de quelque qualité et condition qu'elles soient, même à tous étrangers d'exercer dans tout notre royaume telle espèce de commerce et telle profession d'arts et métiers que bon lui semblera, même d'en réunir plusieurs ; à l'effet de quoi nous avons éteint et supprimé tous les corps et communautés de marchands et artisans ainsi que les maîtrises et jurandes, abrogeons tous les privilèges, statuts et règlements donnés aux dits corps et communautés. Turgot prolonge sa réforme par un nouvel acte : Edit du Roi, Portant nouvelle Création de Six Corps de Marchands et Quarante-Quatre Communautés d'Arts & Métiers. Donné à Versailles au mois d'Août 1776. Suivent 77 lettres patentes, édits et arrêts sur le même sujet. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Icones plantarum medicinalium. Abbildungen von Arzneygewächsen). Tafelband.

      (Nürnberg Raspe -1790) Format: 8° 162 altkolorierte Kupfertafeln Marmoriertes Halbleder der Zeit mit 2 farbigen (rot und grün) goldgeprägten Rückenschildern und Deckelbezügen aus pinkfarbenem Marmorpapier nur minimal beschabt 1779 - *** Tafelband mit 162 von Hand altkolorierten Kupfertafeln aus den berühmten "Icones plantarum medicinalium" von dem aus Kempten im Allgäu stammenden Botaniker Johannes Zorn (1739-1799), der in seinem Hauptwerk auch viele exotische Pflanzen vorstellte, die er minutiös und in großer Realitätstreue zeichnete und in Kupfer stechen ließ. Insgesamt erschien das Werk in sechs Bänden mit 600 Tafeln, von denen hier 162 in feinstem Altkolorit vorhanden sind, disparat gebunden (einige Tafeln mit Nummern in der Platte oben rechts).Mit den Tafeln "Salix nigricans", "Salix rubra", "Salvia horminum", "Salvia sclarea" und "Salvia officinalis" (dem Salbei), "Sambucus nigra, ebulus", der "Sanicula Europaea", der hübschen "Saracenia flava", der blaublühenden "Scabiosa arvensis", der prachtvollen gelben "Scorzonera huminlis", den roséfarbenen Nickenden Leimkraut. Der "Silene pendula", den Auberginepflanzen mit ihren üppigen Früchten des "Solanum insanum", "Solanum Melongena" und vielen, vielen anderen. Es folgen zahlreiche, bunt blühende, hier besonders fein kolorierte Pflanzen wie das "Spartium scoparizon" etc. Besonders eindrucksvoll sind die Darstellungen der sternförmigen Aasblume, der Stapelie mit namen "Stapelia hirsuta", dargestellt in einem Bottichtopf, der exotischen "Tillandsia lingulata", einer traumhaften, rotblühenden Bromelie, ferner der besonders schön blühende Wiesen-Bocksbart "Tragopogon pratense" oder die Kapuzinerkresse "Tropaeolum marius" ihren orange-gelben üppigen Blüten. Wenige Bleistiftanmerkungen, vereinzelt Tafeln unwesentlich gebräunt, insgesamt sehr sauber und in bester Erhaltung. Alle Kupfer in leuchtendem, fein und minutiös aufgetragenem Altkolorit. Nissen 202 und 2206. Pritzel 10507. Plesch 829. Sitwell 152. Tafelband. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Splendid Letters Patent Signed 'H. Card[ina]lis Ep[iscop]us', (Cardinal York, 1725-1807, Archbishop, last Stuart claimant to the throne of Great Britain as Henry IX, 2nd son of James III, the Old Pretender, brother of Bonnie Prince Charlie)

      1779 - in Latin with transcription and translation, as "Bishop of Tusculum [Frascati], Cardinal Duke of York, Vice-Chancellor of the Holy Roman Church, Archpriest of the Basilica in Rome of the Prince of the Apostles, Commendator of the Church of St Laurence in Damaso &c", testifying that "We, for the greater glory of Almighty God, and the veneration of His Saints, have examined the Holy Portions of the Bones of St. Paul the Apostle taken from authentic places, which We have reverently enclosed in a small Round Silver Casket securely closed on both sides in Crystal, tied with a red silk cord: and, sealed with our seal have granted it to [name left blank] with power to retain it themselves, to give it to others, or to display it for veneration by the Faithful in any Church, Oratory or Chapel", countersigned by his secretary Vincenzo Cavazzi, finely printed with engraved pictorial 'U' and manuscript additions in the hand of Henry's Chaplain, Giovanni Lando, with his signature at the foot, at the head are thefine engraved Stuart Arms of Great Britain differenced with a crescent, under a ducal crown and Cardinal's hat, 3" x 2¾", at the foot is a similar papered seal, 1 side large oblong folio (11" x 16") and conjugate leaf, Palace, Frascati, 12th April right hand half of papered seal indistinct, otherwise in fine condition Henry IX is in many ways the most likeable of the Stuarts. In 1939, George VI commissioned a tomb of red granite for his remains, his brother, and his father James III, bearing the royal Crown, underneath St Peter's. Very ancient tradition places St. Paul's burial at St. Paul Without the Walls in Rome, and indeed in 2009 fragments of bone recovered from the sarcophagus there were dated to the 1st or 2nd century A.D. Beginning in 1758, Henry's chaplain Giovanni Lando, was responsible for keeping Henry's official manuscript diary, now mostly in the British Library. With the neat stamp of the library of connoisseur and historian Pietro Zampieri of Vigonovo, near Venice, on the versos of both leaves. Zampieri himself owned a valued relic, the left arm of St. Vincent of Saragossa, martyred in 304. In 1104 the Bishop of Valencia had hoped to take the relic to the Holy Land, but he died at Bari and it fell into private hands. Zampieri restored it to Valencia Cathedral in 1970.

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        De la Passion du Jeu, Depuis les Temps Anciens jusqu'a nos Jours. Dedie a Monsieur.

      A Paris de l'Imprimerie de Monsieur 1779 - FIRST EDITION. 2 parts in one volume. 8vo, 193 x 121 mms., pp. xxxvi, 267 [268 blank]; [iv], 335 [336 blank], including half-title for each part, with woodcut of French Royal arms on title-page, and engraved head-pieces to each part,contemporary quarter French calf, marbled boards (soiled), spine gilt to floral motif, red morocco label (chipped); spine rubbed and dried, corners worn. With an inscription in French dated 1 January 1779 on the recto of the front free end-paper and another on the verso of the half-title. A reformed or retired gambler himself, Jean Dusaulx (1728-1799) fulminates against the iniquity of gambling and its dire social and personal consequences. A French politician, he was also a scholar, a translator of Juvenal, and a disciple of Rousseau. He was president of the Conseil des Anciens, and in that position he actively sought to suppress lotteries, games of chance, and most forms of gambling. So far as I can tell, it was in the latter part of the 18th century that a concern emerged for the psychological make-up of the gambler; that perception of the gambler became more prominent in social discourse than on the social differences between various forms of gambling. Curiously, not in Kress, Goldsmiths' or Einaudi. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        AFFAIRES DE L'ANGLETERRE ET DE L'AMÉRIQUE.

      Antwerp [i.e. Paris]. 1776-1779. - Ten complete volumes (of fifteen), plus significant portions of two others. Complete collation available upon request. Eleven volumes bound in contemporary mottled calf, spines gilt, leather labels, edges painted red; seventeen individual issues, most in original wrappers. Bound volumes: corners bumped, edges slightly worn. Contemporary ownership inscriptions on titlepages or initial leaves. An occasional fox mark. Parts: wrappers with a few chips and wrinkles. Light foxing and dampstaining. Overall, very good. A monumental and fundamentally important set of documents tracing the early course of the American Revolution and events on the North American continent. AFFAIRES DE L'ANGLETERRE ET DE L'AMÉRIQUE contains among the earliest, and in some cases the first, European printings of many of the most basic documents in American history, including the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Paine's COMMON SENSE, the Articles of Confederation, and several state constitutions. The series was produced by the French government in order to inform the French public of the origins and course of the American Revolution, and to build and justify support among the French aristocracy and bureaucracy for an eventual Franco-American alliance. With the crucial editorial assistance of Benjamin Franklin and John Adams, the AFFAIRES. helped accomplish this goal, as well as providing the French people with their first taste of American democratic philosophy. AFFAIRES DE L'ANGLETERRE ET DE L'AMÉRIQUE, though bearing an Antwerp imprint, was actually produced by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and was available from the French bookseller, Pissot. The false imprint and the anonymity maintained by the editor served to hide the fact that it was issued by the French government and helped maintain a facade of impartiality. The first issue appeared on May 4, 1776, and publication proceeded through October 1779. The series was edited by Edmé- Jacques Genêt, chief interpreter to the French Foreign Minister, Charles Gravier, the Comte de Vergennes. Genêt was the father of Edmund Charles "Citizen" Genêt, who later caused so much discord in French- American relations during his tenure as minister plenipotentiary to the United States in the 1790s. Edmé-Jacques Genêt produced a similar journal during the French and Indian War, using correspondents in Britain, Spain, and the German states to gather news and information on events in the various fields of battle. He called upon some of those same sources, and cultivated American contacts as well, for AFFAIRES DE L'ANGLETERRE ET DE L'AMÉRIQUE. Chief among Genêt's American sources was Benjamin Franklin, who arrived in Paris on Dec. 21, 1776, as one of the American representatives seeking an alliance with France. Among the first documents Franklin provided to Genêt was a copy of John Dickinson's draft of the Articles of Confederation. In the United States these were still secret documents which had only circulated in committee in the Continental Congress. The Articles were translated in full and appear in the Dec. 27, 1776 edition of the AFFAIRES., constituting "the first unrestricted publication in any language of the Articles of Confederation" (Echeverria). Franklin also provided Genêt with American newspapers, copies of his own correspondence, and old essays, all documenting the development of the rift between Great Britain and her American colonies in a light very favorable to the colonists. Franklin also contributed an original essay, COMPARISON OF GREAT BRITAIN AND AMERICA AS TO CREDIT, IN 1777, to Genêt's journal (printed in the Oct. 18, 1777 "Banker's Letter"). John Adams arrived in Paris in the spring of 1778, and was also very active in supplying Genêt with newspapers, copies of his own letters, and rebuttals to British propaganda. Laura Anne Bédard, a recent student of AFFAIRES DE L'ANGLETERRE ET DE L'AMÉRIQUE, notes that the journal took a markedly pro- American tinge once Franklin began his contribution

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        Das militarische, politische und Privat-Leben des Fräuleins D'Eon de Beaumont, ehemaligen Ritters D'Eon. Aus dem Französischen des Herrn de la Fortelle ins Deutsche übersetzt und mit einigen Zusätzen vermehrt.

      Frankfurt-Leipzig, ohne Verlag (Vogel), 1779. - Erste dt. Ausgabe einer der frühesten Schilderungen einer transgeschlechtlichen Person, des berühmten Transvestiten d‘Eon de Beaumont (1728-1810). Der französische Diplomat, Spion, Soldat, Freimaurer, Schriftsteller und Degenfechter lebte weite Teile seines Lebens als Frau und erst eine Leichenbesichtigung konnte die Zweifel über sein tatsächliches körperliches Geschlecht endgültig ausräumen. - Ab S. 91 findet sich eine „Sammlung der zu London gedruckten Schriften, die sich auf den Zwist zwischen der Fräulein, Ritterinn D'Eon und dem Hrn. von Beaumarchais beziehen". - Einband etw. berieben u. bestoßen. Titel m. altem Monogrammstempel u. kl. Namenszug. Etw. gebräunt bzw. stockfleckig. - Hayn/G. II, 154f.; Fromm IV, 13864 (Lafortelle). ge Gewicht in Gramm: 500 Kl.-8°. Mit einem gest. Titelportrait von A. Stöttrup. Mit einigen Holzschn.-Vignetten. 178 S., Ppbd. d. Zt. m. handschriftl. Rückenschild u. dreiseitigem Rotschnitt. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ARCHITECTURE ET PARTIES QUI EN DEPENDENT. RECUEIL DE PLANCHES POUR LA NOUVELLE EDITION DU DICTIONNAIRE RAISONNE' des Science, des Arts et des Métiers, avec leur explication. TOME SECOND.

      Chez Pellet, 1779. (Codice AC/2864) In 4° antico (26x20,5 cm) IV-47 pp. Sezione completa tratta dal Tomo Secondo del "Recueil" (edizione Pellet del 1779). Contiene le 68 tavole relative alla ARCHITETTURA, finemente incise in rame, di cui 21 grandi ripiegate. Precede il testo esplicativo in francese. Nitida impressione su bella carta forte, esente da ingialliture. Ottima legatura moderna in cartone, tre tagli rossi. Perfetto stato. Euro 650.00 ~~~ SPEDIZIONE IN ITALIA SEMPRE TRACCIATA

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        AFFAIRES DE L'ANGLETERRE ET DE L'AMÉRIQUE

      Antwerp [i.e. Paris], 1779. Ten complete volumes (of fifteen), plus significant portions of two others. Complete collation available upon request. Eleven volumes bound in contemporary mottled calf, spines gilt, leather labels, edges painted red; seventeen individual issues, most in original wrappers. Bound volumes: corners bumped, edges slightly worn. Contemporary ownership inscriptions on titlepages or initial leaves. An occasional fox mark. Parts: wrappers with a few chips and wrinkles. Light foxing and dampstaining. Overall, very good. A monumental and fundamentally important set of documents tracing the early course of the American Revolution and events on the North American continent. AFFAIRES DE L'ANGLETERRE ET DE L'AMÉRIQUE contains among the earliest, and in some cases the first, European printings of many of the most basic documents in American history, including the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Paine's COMMON SENSE, the Articles of Confederation, and several state constitutions. The series was produced by the French government in order to inform the French public of the origins and course of the American Revolution, and to build and justify support among the French aristocracy and bureaucracy for an eventual Franco-American alliance. With the crucial editorial assistance of Benjamin Franklin and John Adams, the AFFAIRES... helped accomplish this goal, as well as providing the French people with their first taste of American democratic philosophy. AFFAIRES DE L'ANGLETERRE ET DE L'AMÉRIQUE, though bearing an Antwerp imprint, was actually produced by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and was available from the French bookseller, Pissot. The false imprint and the anonymity maintained by the editor served to hide the fact that it was issued by the French government and helped maintain a facade of impartiality. The first issue appeared on May 4, 1776, and publication proceeded through October 1779. The series was edited by Edmé- Jacques Genêt, chief interpreter to the French Foreign Minister, Charles Gravier, the Comte de Vergennes. Genêt was the father of Edmund Charles "Citizen" Genêt, who later caused so much discord in French-American relations during his tenure as minister plenipotentiary to the United States in the 1790s. Edmé-Jacques Genêt produced a similar journal during the French and Indian War, using correspondents in Britain, Spain, and the German states to gather news and information on events in the various fields of battle. He called upon some of those same sources, and cultivated American contacts as well, for AFFAIRES DE L'ANGLETERRE ET DE L'AMÉRIQUE. Chief among Genêt's American sources was Benjamin Franklin, who arrived in Paris on Dec. 21, 1776, as one of the American representatives seeking an alliance with France. Among the first documents Franklin provided to Genêt was a copy of John Dickinson's draft of the Articles of Confederation. In the United States these were still secret documents which had only circulated in committee in the Continental Congress. The Articles were translated in full and appear in the Dec. 27, 1776 edition of the AFFAIRES..., constituting "the first unrestricted publication in any language of the Articles of Confederation" (Echeverria). Franklin also provided Genêt with American newspapers, copies of his own correspondence, and old essays, all documenting the development of the rift between Great Britain and her American colonies in a light very favorable to the colonists. Franklin also contributed an original essay, COMPARISON OF GREAT BRITAIN AND AMERICA AS TO CREDIT, IN 1777, to Genêt's journal (printed in the Oct. 18, 1777 "Banker's Letter"). John Adams arrived in Paris in the spring of 1778, and was also very active in supplying Genêt with newspapers, copies of his own letters, and rebuttals to British propaganda. Laura Anne Bédard, a recent student of AFFAIRES DE L'ANGLETERRE ET DE L'AMÉRIQUE, notes that the journal took a markedly pro- American tinge once Franklin began his contributions. This emphasis carried through the negotiation of the Franco-American Treaty of Amity and Commerce, all the way to the end of the journal's publication in October 1779. With such well placed American contacts, it is not surprising that AFFAIRES DE L'ANGLETERRE ET DE L'AMÉRIQUE contains some of the earliest appearances of many of the basic works of the Revolutionary era. The number of important publications contained in the journal is nevertheless remarkable. The publication of John Dickinson's draft of the Articles of Confederation has already been mentioned. The Declaration of Independence appears in the Aug. 16, 1776 issue of the AFFAIRES... (in the "Banker's Letter") and is the first European printing of that landmark document, preceding other French and British printings by one to two weeks. Durand Echeverria mistakenly identifies a printing of the Declaration in the Aug. 30, 1776 edition of the GAZETTE DE LEYDE as the first French translation, missing its appearance a full two weeks earlier in the AFFAIRES.... Thomas Paine's incredibly influential and wildly popular COMMON SENSE was the first purely political essay published in the AFFAIRES..., appearing in the issue of June 15, 1776. It does not appear in a word-for-word translation, but Genêt reprinted the majority of Paine's text, summarizing the sections he excluded. Gimbel notes only one other French language printing of COMMON SENSE in 1776, bearing a Rotterdam imprint. This is almost certainly its first continental appearance. Genêt also printed several state constitutions as soon as they became available, usually supplied by Franklin and translated by the Duc de la Rochefoucauld d'Enville. The AFFAIRES... includes the first European printings of the constitutions of Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina. Echeverria notes that the two earliest separate French publications printing American constitutions, appearing in 1778, were word-for-word copies, including footnotes, from AFFAIRES DE L'ANGLETERRE ET DE L'AMÉRIQUE. In the December 27, 1776 issue Genêt reproduced the full text of the Articles of Confederation. Echeverria accurately calls the AFFAIRES... one of the two "most important publications of American political documents in France during the American war." Along with these vital documents, AFFAIRES DE L'ANGLETERRE ET DE L'AMÉRIQUE is filled with thousands of pages of fascinating documents tracing the development of the conflict between Great Britain and her American colonies, and following the actual course of the war. Most issues contain two sections, a "Journal" devoted to the latest news from abroad, and a section of commentary in the form of a "Letter From a London Banker," actually written by Genêt himself. The Journal sections contain excerpts from newspapers, periodicals, and other reports on military campaigns (including letters from British, German, and American soldiers), debates in the British parliament, and accounts of British finances. Included are discussions of British troop strength and reports from numerous British government ministers and parliamentarians including Pitt, Grenville, Burke, Wilkes, and North, among several others. Many of the documents are included in order to gauge British political and popular support for operations in North America, and to discern British financial strength. The contents cover the full range of affairs in North America, from naval strength to Hessian activities, battlefield reports, Indian loyalties, and Canadian affairs. The information is presented in an impartial and balanced manner, with little editorial comment. The pro-American bias comes through, however, in the commentary section in which Genêt, in the guise of the "British banker," transmits opinions on the history and course of the conflict. This section includes political documents and essays, expanded by Genêt's editorial notes. It is in the "Banker's Letters" that COMMON SENSE is excerpted and the Declaration of Independence printed. It also marks the first French appearance of British dissenter Richard Price's important work, OBSERVATIONS ON THE NATURE OF CIVIL LIBERTY, in which he supports American independence. AFFAIRES DE L'ANGLETERRE ET DE L'AMÉRIQUE was issued intermittently in parts. It can be bound in a varying number of volumes, and bibliographer Paul L. Ford calls it "one of the most intricate and puzzling studies in collation." Howes notes that sets are made up of "twenty- four parts divided into fifteen volumes," but are usually bound in seventeen volumes. Sabin concurs on twenty-four parts, while LeClerc catalogued an incomplete set of only thirteen parts. Ford throws out the notion of "parts" entirely, giving a complete collation in fifteen volumes. Obadiah Rich asserts that the series was "an imitation or translation of Almon's REMEMBRANCER," but Sabin and Howes both correctly refute this utterly incorrect notion. Howes calls it a "counterpart" to the REMEMBRANCER, while Sabin notes that it is "quite different" from Almon's work. As we have noted, it is a wholly original collection of documents, assembled to provide close reports on the progress of the American Revolution and to pave the way toward the French alliance with the rebellious Americans. The present set is a significant run of AFFAIRES DE L'ANGLETERRE ET DE L'AMÉRIQUE, containing some seventy- five percent of the entire text. It lacks three volumes late in the series, identified as the last three volumes in Ford's collation, as well as portions of the eleventh and twelfth volumes. Several of the indexes are also lacking. As Bédard notes, however, 1779 constituted the waning days of the AFFAIRES..., and most of the information in the final volumes is made up of accounts of French and Spanish military affairs, and they contain less in the way of significant American documentary material. This is only the fourth copy that we have seen of this extremely rare set. There are complete sets at the University of Virginia, the Library of Congress, the Bibliothèque Nationale, the John Carter Brown Library, and Yale. Paul Ford, in his 1889 article on the work, located incomplete sets at Harvard, Massachusetts Historical Society, the Department of State, New York State Library, Thomas Crane Public Library in Quincy, Massachusetts (which has John Adams' incomplete set), and one in a private collection. Many of these are no longer at these locations (for example, the New York State Library set was probably destroyed in their 1911 fire, the State Department Library has been dispersed, etc.). "So little known, that no satisfactory account of it exists" - JCB. "Essential for the Revolutionary period" - Sabin. "Of singular importance for the history of the period covered; but, owing to its rarity, and to the extreme bibliographical confusion in its parts and volumes, it has been singularly neglected as historical material" - Larned. "Collection des plus importantes pour la periode de la revolution des Etats-Unis" - LeClerc. A rare and fundamentally important collection of documents on the early years of the American Revolution, in many cases containing the earliest European printings of several iconic works of American history, in a beautifully bound set, with an additional seventeen sections in wrappers as issued. HOWES A85, "b." LeCLERC 2464. SABIN 491. JCB 1(III):2185. FORD, FRANKLIN BIBLIOGRAPHY 326. LARNED 1210. Laura Anne Bédard, LES AFFAIRES DE L'ANGLETERRE ET DE L'AMERIQUE: A FRENCH JOURNAL COVERING THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION FROM FRANCE (Unpublished Master's Thesis, 1986), especially chapters 2 and 3 and appendices. Durand Echeverria, "French Publications of the Declaration of Independence and the American Constitutions, 1776-1783" in PAPERS OF THE BIBLIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA, Vol. 47, pp.313-38. Paul Leicester Ford, "Affaires de l'Angleterre et de l'Amérique" in PENNSYLVANIA MAGAZINE OF HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY, 1889, pp.222-26 has the clearest collation. Will Slauter, "Constructive Misreadings: Adams, Turgot, and the American State Constitutions" in PAPERS OF THE BIBLIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA, Vol. 105, No. 1, pp.33-68. REESE, REVOLUTIONARY HUNDRED 47.

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        The Annual Register or a View of The History, Politics, and Literature for the Year 1776

      J. Dodsley, London 1779 - A near fine, fresh clean copy in contemporary full calf with maroon leather title label. This issue includes an early printing of the American Declaration of Independence. This is a second edition Annual Register for 1776, published in 1779, which contains an extensive review of the historic events and document of 1776 in America and England. This book contains all the significant events of 1776, the invasion of Canada led by Benedict Arnold, the Battle for Boston won by the Americans through the fortifications quickly built on Dorchester Heights, the successful defense of Charlestown, the events in Virginia leading to Governor Dunmore's abandonment of the capitol of Williamsburg and emancipation of slaves, the Declaration of Independence and Articles of Confederation, the British Invasion of Long Island, Manhattan, the Hudson River and New Jersey, and many more. pp. 259 + contents and index. The Annual Register was created in 1758 by the publishers James and Robert Dodsley. On 24 April 1758 the Dodsley brothers signed a contract with Edmund Burke (1729–97) to write and edit the material for The Annual Register, which was conceived as an annual publication which would review the history, politics and literature of the day. Born in Ireland, Burke had trained as a lawyer before abandoning this field and turning to writing. He was an up-and-coming member of the intelligentsia and had already written several notable works, published by Dodsley. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Atlas portatif à l'usage des collèges, pour servir à l'intelligence des auteurs classiques

      - Sans lieu ni date. 1779 - 1788. 2 volumes in-4 reliés pleine-basane blonde. Dos à 5 nerfs ornés, pièce de titre de maroquin rouge. Les cartes sont dressées par M. Bonne, Ingénieur Hydrographe de la Marine. Le premier volume contient 22 planches doubles montées sur onglets, la pièce de titre mentionne : France : 1 ffeuillet blanc, titre illustré sur double page, La france par gouvernement 1779. Gouvernement de Flandre française, d'Artois de Picardie et du Boulenois 1782. Les gouvernements de Normandie et du Maine Perche 1783 (2 cartes). Gouvernement de l'Isle de France 1782. Gouvernement de Champagne et Brie partie spetentrionale 1783. Gouvernement de Champagne et Brie partie méridionale 1783. Gouvernement de Lorraine et d'Alsace 1784. Gouvernement de Bretagne 1783. Gouvernement d'Anjou, de Saumurois et de Touraine 1784. Gouvernement de l'Orléanois 1784. Les gouvernements de Bourgogne, Franche-Comte et Lyonnois partie septentrionale 1784. Les gouvernements de Bourgogne, Franche Comté et Lyonnois partie méridionale 1784. Gouvernements du Poutou et du Pays d'Aunis avec celui de Saintonge Angoumois 1784. Gouvernement de La Marche, du Limousin et de l'Auvergne 1784. Gouvernement de Berri, de Nivernois et de Bourbonnois 1784. Gouvernement de Dauphiné 1784. Gouvernement de Guienne et de Gascogne 1785. Gouvernement de Guienne et de Gascogne partie méridionale avec celui de Béarn et Basse Navarre 1785. Gouvernement de Languedoc partie septentrionale 1785. Gouvernement de Languedoc partie méridionale 1785. Gouvernement de Provence 1785, 1 feuillet blanc. Le second volume portant en pièce de titre "Allemagne" contient 16 planches : 1 feuillet blanc, titre gravé sur double page, L'empire d'Allemagne divisé en ses cercles ; avec le royaume de Bohème, la Silésie, etc 1780. Cercle de Westphalie partie septentrionale 1787. Cercle de Westphalie partie méridionale 1787. Cercle de la Basse Saxe partie septentrionale 1788. Cercle de la Basse Saxe partie méridionale 1788. Le nord du cercle de la Haute Saxe partie ouest 1788.Le nord du cercle de la Haute Saxe partie ouest 1788. Le sud du cercle de la Haute Saxe 1788. Cercle du Bas Rhin 1788. Cercle du Haut Rhin 1787. Cercle de Francophonie 1787. Cercle de Suabe 1787. Cercle d'Autriche partie Occidentale 1787. Cercle d'Autriche partie Orientale 1787. Bohème et Lusace 1788. Silésie et Moravie 1788, 1 feuillet blanc. Soit un ensemble de 36 plances au contours coloriés, par l'Abbé Grenet, Professeur au collège de Lisieux, dédié à l'Université de Paris.Hors un mouillure pale en marge supérieure des premières carte du volume France, ensemble en bon état. La librairie offre aux clients d'AbeBooks 15% de réduction sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 550 EUR. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Théâtre à l'usage des jeunes personnes

      First Edition.Half time Calf. Back tooled raised. Part of title in red morocco and volume number in brown sheepskin. Gaps on spine of Volume IV. A small loss in tail of volume III. Friction. Pretty good copies, fresh.All volumes were 24 pieces. Many of these pieces were originally intended for children of Orleans with the Countess of Genlis handled. The roles are held by children. Madame de Genlis, inaugurating a new genre in the theater, a theater by and for children. In the final volume, the preface states that this book is only for children of artisans and merchants. It goes without saying that none of the parts is not without a certain moral action of which it is the proof.Volume I: Hagar in the desert; Beauty and the Beast; The vials; The happy isle; The spoiled child; The curious; The dangers of the world. Volume II: The blind Spa; The dove; Cécile or sacrifice of friendship; Generous enemy; The good mother; The intriguing. Volume III: The ball of children; The traveler; Vathek; False friends; The magistrate. Volume IV: The rosière Salency; The milliner; The laundress; The bookseller; The truly wise; The portrait. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Chez Panckoucke à Paris 1779-1780 in-8 (12x20cm) 522pp. (2) et (4) 464pp. et (4)436pp. et (4) 412pp. 4 volumes reliés

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        Principes de l'art de la guerre. Développés d'après les meilleurs exemples & appliqués, tant aux opérations d'un Corps d'Armée, qu'à celle des Détachemens particuliers. Ouvrage Elémentaire, orné de Planches.

      Paris, Cellot & Jombert 1779 - Octavo. Pp. viii, 426, (2). Plus 8 folding engraved plates bound at end. Woodcut device to title; woodcut head- and tail-pieces. Hardcover, bound in contemporary tree full calf, spine richly decorated in gilt, burgundy morocco lettering-piece in gilt, marbled endpapers, red cloth ribbon marker; extremities bit rubbed, one lower corner chafed. Handsome copy in a very good condition, fine interior, completely free of foxing, very bright plates. ~ First edition. Le Roy de Bosroger's (1700-1775) famous work on the principles of military tactics and military art and science. The beautiful plates depict various famous battle and siege war situations, and are interleaved with direct explanatory texts. Very rare.

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      Neuchatel, S. Fauché, 1779. 1779-1783, 1779-1783, , 8 tomes en 9 volumes in-4, planches gravées en taille-douce, basane marbrée de l'époque, dos à nerfs orné, tranches rouges, Première et seule édition des

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        POEMS ON VARIOUS SUBJECTS. [Fore-Edge Painting]

      Printed for the Author; sold by Edward and Charles Dilly, J. Robson, and J. Walter, London 1779 - [xii] pages including a list of subscribers and errata, followed by 147 pages of text. Illustrated with a double four-edge painting, each aspect with two scenes (four images total). In an Edwards of Halifax binding of full vellum with figural drawings on both covers. The spine has gilt titles and fancy gilt panel devices, and the covers have borders of ornamental gilt rolls, a.e.g. The spine and covers are lightly to moderately toned and soiled, and the leather spine label is worn; all else near fine. The fore-edge paintings include Ravarscraig Castle, Wouldham Church, Magdalen College and St. John's College. Previous owner's bookplate neatly on the inside front cover. Protected in a custom slipcase with gilt lettering. The text is clean and unmarked. First edition. Size: Quarto (4to) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Principes de l'art de la guerre. Développés d'après les meilleurs exemples & appliqués, tant aux opérations d'un Corps d'Armée, qu'à celle des Détachemens particuliers. Ouvrage Elémentaire, orné de Planches.

      Paris, Cellot & Jombert, 1779.. Octavo. Pp. viii, 426, (2). Plus 8 folding engraved plates bound at end. Woodcut device to title; woodcut head- and tail-pieces. Hardcover, bound in contemporary tree full calf, spine richly decorated in gilt, burgundy morocco lettering-piece in gilt, marbled endpapers, red cloth ribbon marker; extremities bit rubbed, one lower corner chafed. Handsome copy in a very good condition, fine interior, completely free of foxing, very bright plates. ~ First edition. Le Roy de Bosroger's (1700-1775) famous work on the principles of military tactics and military art and science. The beautiful plates depict various famous battle and siege war situations, and are interleaved with direct explanatory texts. Very rare.

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        Versuch einer Grundlehre sammtlicher Kameralwissenschaften zum Gebrauche der Vorlesungen auf der Kurpfalzchen Kameral Hohenschule zu Lautern.

      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.Publisher: Lautern, im Verlage der Gesellschaft.Year: 1779Edition: First edition.

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        A father's advice to his son, written chiefly for the perusal of young gentlemen.

      12mo., (2) + 153 + (3)pp., including the final leaf of John Marshall's advertisements, wanting free endpapers, contemporary sheep-backed marbled boards, generally rubbed or rather worn. Nonetheless, a good copy, sound and crisp.Publisher: London: printed and sold by John Marshall and Co. No.4, Aldermary Church-Yard, in Bow-LaneYear: [between 1779 and 1789?]Edition: Only edition.

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        Recueil de pièces de théâtre : Les templiers (1805).[Ensemble] Regulus (1765). [Ensemble] Irene (1779). [Ensemble] Un jeu de la fortune, ou les marionettes (1806). [Ensemble] Les artistes (1797). [Ensemble] Précis historique du procès et de la condamnation des Templiers (1805)

      - 1/ Giguet et Michaud 2/ Sébastien Jorry 3/ S.n. 4/ Martinu, Chaigneau Aîné 5/ S.n. 6/ Debray, Paris 1765-1805, in-8 (12,5x20cm), 72pp. ; 82pp. ; 121pp. ; (4) iij, 126pp. ; 54pp., relié. - Nuova edizione dei Templari Raynouard, illustrata con un frontespizio che rappresenta il Gran Maestro dei Templari. Corneille dimensioni della stanza, che esalta la libertà e la virtù, gli valse l'appoggio di Napoleone, un trionfo nel teatro e biblioteca, e la sua entrata in Accademia di Francia nel 1807 Edizione di Regulus Dorat, illustrato con una figura, una miniatura e un cul-de-lampada Eisen, incisa da Longueuil. Nuova edizione di Irene Voltaire stesso anno come l'originale, ma il titolo fleuon è diverso, e l'ultimo pezzo del autore, e 84. Una nuova edizione del gioco di fortuna Picard. Prima edizione di Artisti Collin Harleville contenente una dedica firmata e la firma autografa dell'autore. Edizione originale di accurata Templari storica. Pieno di pecora marmorizzato tempo. Smooth posteriore dispone di 3 ferri e rulli. Parte del titolo e numero del volume in marocchino rosso. Attrito. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition des Templier de Raynouard, illustré d'un frontispice représentant le Grand Maître des Templiers. La grandeur cornélienne de la pièce, qui exalte la liberté et la vertu, lui vaut l'appui de Napoléon, un triomphe au théâtre et en librairie, et son entrée à l'Académie française en 1807 Edition originale de Regulus de Dorat, illustré d'une figure, une vignette et un cul-de-lampe par Eisen, gravés par Longueil. Nouvelle édition de Irene de Voltaire, même année que l'originale mais le fleuron de titre est différent, et la dernière pièce de l'auteur, à 84 ans. Nouvelle édition d'Un jeu de la fortune de Picard. Edition originale des Artistes de Collin d'Harleville, contenant un envoi signé ainsi que la signature autographe de l'auteur. Edition originale du Précis historique des Templiers. Reliure en pleine basane marbrée d'époque. Dos lisse orné de 3 fers et de roulettes. Pièce de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge. Frottements.

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        HISTOIRE PHILOSOPHIQUE DE LA RELIGION.

      Chez Clement Plomteux, Imprimeur de Messeigneurs les Etats, 1779. Prima edizione. OPera completa in due volumi. Testo francese. Cm.20,5x12,5. Pg.(4), 408; 520. Legature in mz.pelle con piatti marmorizzati. Doppi tasselli con titoli e fregi in oro ai dorsi. Vignette calcografiche ai frontespizi e all'inizio dei testi. Edizione originale di una importante analisi della storia della religione dal punto di vista filosofico. Ne è autore l'abate Claude Yvon (Mamers, 1714-1789 o 1791), sebbene l'opera si presenti in forma anonima. Yvon non esercitò mai l'ufficio ecclesiastico, fu anzi assai vicino alle idee illuministe, collaborando con Diderot e D'Alembert nella stesura di alcune voci dell'"Encyclopédie". A causa di questo legame dovette fuggire in Olanda, per poi rientrare in patria e divenire storico del conte d'Artois e bibliotecario del marchese de Voyer a Chateau des Ormes. > Barbier, II, 823. Codice libreria 129142.

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        Cronica del senor Juan segundo de este nombre en Castilla y en Leon Valencia Benito Montfort

      

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        A full and genuine history of the inhuman and unparallel'd murders of Mr. William Galley, a Custom-House Officer at the port of Southampton:

      J. Breadhower, at Portsmouth; J. Grist, at Portsmouth Common; W. Stapley, at Havant; W. Lee, at Lewes; T. White, at Arundel; and P. Humphry and W. Andrews, in Chichester. 1779. 12mo., viii + 269 + (3) + iv + 26pp., with seven engraved plates, with generally pretty minor dust-marking or soiling, contemporary calf, neatly and sympathetically rebacked, with gilt lines and raised bands and original lettering piece. A good, perhaps very good, copy.Publisher: London: printed for and sold by G. Robinson; J. Russell, at Guildford; T. Ford, at Southampton; J. Wilkes, at Winchester;Year: Edition:

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