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        ANTIENT METAPHYSICS: or, the Science of Universals. With an Appendix, containing an examination of the principles of Sir Isaac Newton's philosophy.

      Edinburgh, J. Balfour and Co.; London, T. Cadell, 1779.Volumes I and II only of 6 volumes, FIRST EDITIONS 1779 and 1782. 4to, approximately 280 x 210 mm, 11 x 8¼ inches, pages: xxi, [3], ix, [1], ix, [1] - 555; xii, [20], [1] - 461, bound in modern quarter calf over marbled boards, raised bands, gilt ornament in compartments, contrasting gilt lettered morocco labels, new endpapers. Volume I: 2 small signatures, 1 crossed through and a number on title page, corners of first and last 20 leaves dog - eared and slightly dust - soiled, 8 of them neatly repaired with old paper at the tip, final 5 leaves have larger crease at lower corner just affecting text but with no loss of legibility, closed tear to inner margin of 1 prelim page, neatly repaired, 1 text page torn across and repaired neatly, no loss of text, contents otherwise clean; Volume II: the same inscription to title page as in Volume I, contents clean. Bindings tight and firm. Very good copies of Volumes I and II in first edition. Volume I contains 59 pages devoted to the principles of Newton's philosophy in the Appendix and Chapter XIX expresses some of the author's criticism of the Newtonian system. Volume II is subtitled "containing a further examination of the principles of Sir Isaac Newton's philosophy" and Book V is entitled Of the Principles of Sir Isaac Newton's Astronomy and consists of 146 pages in which the author finds fault with various aspects of Newton's Principia. The 6 volumes were issued over a period of 20 years from 1779 to 1799 but only the first two contain criticism and commentary on Newton's work. They are considered a defence of Greek philosophy and are firmly attributed to Lord Monboddo (1714 - 1799), a Scottish judge and scholar who is remembered today as the founder of modern comparative historical linguistics. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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        Commentationes Societatis Regiae Scientiarum Gottingensis. Classis Physicae. (Herausgegeben von Christian Gottlob Heyne). Band 1-15 (von 16) in 14 Bänden.

      - Göttingen, J. C. Dieterich, 1779-(1804). 4to. Zus. fast 1700 S. mit 12 (wiederholten) gestochenen Titelvignetten, 126 meist mehrfach gefalteten Kupfertafeln, 15 handkolorierten u. gefalteten Kupfertafeln sowie 1 Tafel in Aquatinta. Hübsche marmorierte Pappbände d. Zeit mit jeweils 2 farbigen Rückenschildern (Kanten u. Ecken berieben u. etwas bestoßen). Wie Göttingen lange Zeit die führende deutsche Universität war, so war auch die Göttinger Akademie hervorragend besetzt. Die vorliegenden Bände enthalten botanische, chemische, medizinische, meterologische etc. Beiträge von J. Fr. BLUMENBACH (De oculis leucaethiopum et iridis motu; die höchst bedeutsame De nisu formativo et generationis negotio; De vi vitali sanguinis; 2 Specimina physiologiae camparatae, Specimen archaeologiae telluris terrarumque inprimis Hannoveranum sowie die 4 Dekaden seiner berühmten Collectio craniorum. Mit allein 40 Kupfertafeln zu Blumenbachs Kraniologie!), Georg FORSTER (Plantae Magellanicae und Plantae Atlanticae. Mit zusammen 8 Tafeln), Reinhold FORSTER (über Pinguine: Historia aptenodytae), S. Th. SOEMMERING (De foramine centrali retinae humanae. De trunco vertebrali varorum absorbentium corporis humani), mehrere chemische Untersuchungen von J. Fr. GMELIN sowie Aufsätze von O. Acrel, J. Beckmann, J. P. Franck, J. Ch. Gatterer, G. F. Hoffmann, L. F. B. Lentin, J. A. Murray, A. G. Richter und H. A. Wrisberg.- Diesch 147; Kirchner I, 335; Russell IV, 774. - Etwas gebräunt. Alle Titel mit gestrichenem Besitzvermerk u. verso unschön gestempelt. Band IX am Kopf mit meist schwacher Feuchtigkeitsspur im weißen Rand. Ohne die Haupttitel zu Band 13/14 u. 15 u. ohne Band XVI von 1808. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Voyages d'un philosophe, ou observations sur les moeurs et les arts des peuples de l'Afrique, de l'Asie et de l'Amerique

      1779 - de (4) et 154 pages Maestricht, Dufour et Philippe Roux, 1779, in-12, de (4) et 154 pages, demi-veau fauve à coins de l'époque, dos lisse orné, Troisième édition. Très bon exemplaire portant le cachet de la bibliothèque princière de Starhemberg, au château d'Eferding. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        De l'administration provinciale, et de la réforme de l'impôt. [Bound with:] Manière de simplifier la plan proposé. Addition à placer à la fin de l'ouvrage intitulé, De l'administration provinciale et de la réforme de l'impôt.

      Basle: [no printer,] 1779 - Quarto (256 x 195 mm). Contemporary mottled calf, triple line gilt rule border to covers, spine decorated gilt, red morocco label, red edges, marbled endpapers, green silk ribbon marker. Closed tear to the 12 leaves of the "Manière de simplifier le plan proposé" skilfully repaired, affecting one or two characters only; an excellent copy in a splendid contemporary binding. Dampierre bookplate to front pastedown. First edition, very rare, especially complete with the additional 24 page note. A French lawyer and economist, Le Trosne studied natural law philosophy with Pothier, planning to become a magistrate. He joined the Physiocrats in 1764 by publishing a book defending the free trade in grain and articles in the Ephémérides du citoyen and other journals, followed by De l'ordre social in 1777. In 1775, the growing difficulties of solving the problem of taxation, along with the decreasing revenues of the government drew public attention to the project which Mirabeau had been advocating as early as 1750. The Académie of Toulouse invited written solutions to this problem, of which this was one of the essays submitted. The work is an important source of information on the organisation of society before 1789. "A ponderous tome, scientific in tone, which, from the point of view of the financier, had the advantage of appearing four years before the work of Necker on the administration of the financial affairs of France; and from the point of view of the politician, of appearing ten years before the celebrated night of 5th August 1789" (A. Courtois in Palgrave). Le Trosne omitted to take into consideration the requirements of the clergy and the work was outlawed in 1780, the year of his death, which may explain its rarity. A two-volume octavo edition followed in 1788. From the celebrated library of the Ducs de Luynes, with the Dampierre bookplate. Kress S. 4942; Mattioli 1964. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Continental Loan Office Third Bill of Exchange signed by Signer of the Declaration of Independence Francis Hopkinson

      

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        Breve descripcion de las solemnes exequias que en los dias 25 y 26 de junio de este año de 1779 se celebraron en la Santa Iglesia Catedral de Mexico al Excmô. señor baylio Fr. don Antonio Maria de Bucareli y Ursua.

      Mexico: Por D. Felipe de Zúñiga y Ontiveros Small 4to. [4], 32, [2], 23, [3], 42 pp., engr. port.. 1779 Viceroy Bucareli was one of the best to serve in Mexico in the 18th century and the observances at this death were extended and significant. This work, which prints three of the orations, has also has the distinction of having => one of the finest full-page copper engravings executed in Mexico for such a work. The artist was Manuel Villavicencio. Contemporary plain wrappers, dust-soiled, with bug-spotting in upper inner area of title-page; engraving and pp. 1–4 laid in, clearly supplied from a different copy as proved by worming and page size. Else nice, clean and with strong stitching.

      [Bookseller: Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts Co]
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        Atlante Espanol

      87 - Madrid - Imprenta de Antonio 1779 - A set of nine volumes of Espinalt's exhuastive study of Spain, inan originalleather binding. Rarely seen and then often only in single volumes this important work is complete with the folding maps and plates, many of which are collected in their own right. Missing volumes I, IV, VI, X and XIV of the completefourteen volume set, thevolumesare a nonetheless seminal geographical work, containingthirty-eight fold out plates and maps, collated complete, which beautifully illustrate Spain during the late eighteenth century. Containing insights into the country ofa historical, geographical and artistic bent, as well as including various local fables and interesting happenings, the work was particularly popular during his lifetime and subsequently, providing a wealth of information for both Spanish residents and travellers to the country. A fasinating set. Condition: In calf binding with gilt detailing. Externally sound, there is wear to the boards, joints, extremities and backstrips, with makings to boards. Internally, the pages are firmly bound but are age-toned and spotted throughout, with some chipping to the fold-outs and worming to volumes seven, twelve and thirteen. Overall: GOOD. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA]
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        GUERRE D'INDEPENDANCE AMERICAINE

      1779 - BEAUMARCHAIS – GUERRE D’INDEPENDANCE AMERICAINE – 1779 BEAUMARCHAIS (PIERRE-AUGUSTIN CARON DE) : OBSERVATION SUR LE MEMOIRE JUSTIFICATIF DE LA COUR DE LONDRES ; DEDIEES A LA PATRIE. SL 1779 IN-8°, (16.5 X 10 CM), BROCHE COUVERTURE D’ATTENTE. EDITION ORIGINALE. ON NE CONNAIT QUE QUELQUES EXEMPLAIRES DE CETTE EDITION. 64 PPS - 2PPS MANUSCRITES DE COMMENTAIRES - 2 FF MANUSCRITS. REFUTATION DES ACCUSATIONS SOULEVEES PAR LE GOUVERNEMENT BRITANNIQUE DANS UN MEMOIRE JUSTIFICATIF ECRIT PAR GIBBON. C’EST UNE RECAPITULATION DES DOLEANCES FRANÇAISES ET DES ETATS-UNIS CONTRE LA GRANDE-BRETAGNE ET UNE JUSTIFICATION DE LA POLITIQUE FRANÇAISE. BON ETAT. TRES RARE. BEAUMARCHAIS EXPEDIA AUX AMERICAINS DES ARMES ET MONTA D’AUTRES EXPEDITIONS ET OPERATIONS POUR L’AMERIQUE. BEAUMARCHAIS SENT A FLEET TO THE AMERICAN WITH ARMES AND AROUND 25 000 GUNS. FIRST EDITION OF THE WORK OF BEAUMARCHAIS WHICH IS A REFUTATION OF THE ACCUSATION RAISED BY THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT IN THE MEMOIRE JUSTIFICATIF WRITTEN BY E. GIBBON. THIS IS A RECITAL OF FRENCH AND U.S. GRIEVANCES AGAINST GREAT BRITAIN AND A JUSTIFICATION OF FRENCH POLICY. ONLY A FEW COPIES OF THIS EDITION ARE KNOWN, VERY RARE. PAYPAL ACCEPTE UNIQUEMENT POUR L’ETRANGER, MERCI DE VOTRE COMPREHENSION. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Im Perraud]
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        Schreiben an einen Freund, darinn einige Zweifel wider die Aechtheit der Stiftungsurkunde, welche der heilige Stephan erster König von Ungarn dem Benediktinerkloster des heiligen Martinsberg im Jahre 1001. ertheilet haben soll, den Gelehrten zur Prüfung vorgeleget werden.

      Wien, Joseph Gerold, 1779. - Erstausgaben. - Interessanter Sammelband mit vier durchwegs seltenen Schriften über den Echtheitsstreit der 1001 datierten, vom Hl. König Stephan erteilten Stiftungsurkunde der Benediktinererzabtei St. Martinsberg (Pannonhalma) in Ungarn. - Einband berieben u. bestoßen. Das erste Titelbl. gestempelt. Titelbll. mit Blattweisern. Kopfsteg schwach wasserrandig, sonst nur min. gebräunt bzw. stockfleckig. - ge Gewicht in Gramm: 1000 8°. 79 S. - Angeb. - Agamantis Palladii [d. i. Ignaz de Batthyan]. Responsa ad dubia anonymi adversus privilegium S. Stephani, abbatiae S. Martini de monte Pannoniae anno MI. concessum, proposita. Ohne Ort, ohne Drucker, 1779. 84 S. - Angeb. - Novak, Chrysostomus. Vindiciae diplomatis, quo Sanctus Stephanus primus Hungariae rex monasterium S. Martini de Sacro monte Pannoniae Ordinis S. Benedicti anno MI. fundaverat [.]. Ad amicum contra anonymi epistolam nuper sparsam conscriptae. Buda, Typis Regiae Universitatis, 1780. Mit einer mehrf. gefalt. gest. Tafel. 1 Bl., 152 S. - Angeb. - Ganoczi, Antonius. Libellus castigatus, sive refutatio argutiarum, quas scriptor anonymus adversum diploma S. Stephani Regis, Archi-Abbatiae S. Martini sacri montis Pannoniae anno MI. collatum, sophistice objicit [.]. Magno-Varadini (d. i. Oradea bzw. Großwardein od. Nagyvárad), Typis Seminarii, per Ign. Bálent Typogr., 1779. 281 S., Ppbd. d. Zt. m. handschriftl. Rückenschild u. dreiseitig gespränkeltem Rotschnitt. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        DELLE OPERE DI GIUSEPPE FLAVIO. Dall'original testo greco nuovamente tradotte in lingua italiana e illustrate con note dall'abate Francesco Angiolini piacentino. 1779 - 1780.

      per gli Eredi di Marco MoroniOpera completa in quattro volumi, dedicata al Card. Luigi Valenti. Cm.26,4x19,4. Pg.1924 complessive. Legature in mz.pergamena con piatti marmorizzati. Doppi tasselli con titoli e fregi decorativi in oro ai dorsi. Marche tipografiche ai frontespizi e capilettera ornati. L'Opera contiene le "Antichità giudaiche", la "Vita dell'Autore scritta da lui medesimo", i due libri "Contro Apione", il libro unico "De' Maccabei", i sette libri "Della guerra giudaica, ossia della distruzione de' Giudei". > Gamba, 2270, "Lavoro fatto dall'Angiolini con esattezza, con purezza di favella e con eleganza non affrettata. Pregevoli sono anche le Note che lo accompagnano e che, mentre illustrano l'originale, mostrano la molta dottrina dell'Angiolini anche nelle lingue orientali". Codice libreria 78219.

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        Hob. III:31-36, op. 20]. Six Quatuors Concertants a Deux Violons Viola et Violoncello. Oeuvre XVI[!]. Prix f 6._. [Parts]

      J.J. Hummel [PN 401] [1779], Berlin. Amsterdam - A later edition. Hoboken Haydn catalogue I, p. 392. Hoboken collection catalogue 7, 553. BUC p. 465. Not in Hirsch. RISM H3471 (5 copies only in the U.S., at the University of California Berkeley, the Moravian Archives, the Moravian Music Foundation, the University of Virginia Charlottesville, and the Library of Congress). WorldCat (a copy at the University of Western Ontario). Now generally known by the opus number 20, some early publishers assigned opus numbers 16, 17, or 32 to this set of quartets."The quartets received the nickname 'Sun quartets' because of the illustration on the title of Hummel's edition although it is not the first edition." Hoboken Haydn catalogue I, p. 393. Four volumes. Folio. Disbound. Violino primo: [i] (title), 2-22, [ii] (blank) pp.; Violino secondo: 1f. (title), 3-19, [i] (blank) pp.; Viola: 1f. (title), 3-19, [i] (blank) pp.; Violoncello: [i] (title), 2-19, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Violoncello part with bass figures.With a fine decorative title to each part incorporating a sun device at head signed "W.T."in the plate at lower right."No. 14" in ink to head of each title. Occasional stains, especially to outer margins and to title and first page of music of Viola part; outer bifolium of Violino primo part mostly detached. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Das Inn Viertel in dem Erzherzogthum Oesterreich ob der Enns.

      Augsburg Lotter 1779 - Altkolorierter Kupferstichkarte, Bildausschnitt (ohne Ortsregister) 47,5 x 46 cm, Blattgr. 49,5 x 64,5 cm. Ritter, Die Welt aus Augsburg, p. 50. Der Frieden von Teschen 1779 beendete den Bayrischen Erbfolgekrieg der im Prinzip ohne nennenswerten Schlachten stattfand; als einzige Gebietsverschiebung gelangten die östlich von Inn und Salzach gelegenen Teile des Rentamtes Burghausen zu Österreich und bildeten das Innviertel im Erzherzogtum Österreich ob der Enns; seltene Karte des neu erworbenen Landesteils, mit Ortsregister am linken und rechten Kartenrand; breitrandig und gut erhalten, leicht knittrig, schönes Altkolorit, seltene Karte.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Clemens Paulusch GmbH]
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        A Treatise on Watering Meadows: Wherein are Shewn Some of The Many Advantages Arising From That Mode of Practice, Particularly on Coarse, Boggy, or Barren Lands. With four Copper Plates

      London: Printed for the Author. 1779. First Edition. Hardcover. Contemporary calf with five raised bands on spine and contrasting spine label bearing gilt titles, corners and spine ends bumped/rubbed, upper joint started along half its length and lower joint starting from edges but boards firm on cords, previous owner's name on ffep and again of title page, contents clean and bright. A vg copy of a scarce book. Fussell, 1950, pp.121-122 , 8vo 8" - 9" tall, [ii] + 108 [2] pp .

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        Cartujas de España - Consulta hecha de noviembre de 1682 sobre los perjuicios de la Cartujas de España en razón del gobierno y dependencia del prior Grenoble en Francia . - Memorial ajustado del pleyto que la Cartuja del Paular siguió el año 1690, con el prior Grenoble, . - Respuesta de los tres señores fiscales del Consejo, en el expediente consultivo de las Cartujas de España.

      1779. . 1779 - Imp. de Pedro Marín. Madrid. . 3 Vol. . Vol.I (XXXII+525 pp.) Vol.II (XI+tabla+1.056 pp.) Vol.III (2H+181 pp.). Cuarto Menor. Plena Piel de época. Artes Gráficas (Notables impresores), Historia de España (Siglo XVII), Religión / Teología / Ética / Monasterios /Ordenes Religiosas (Monasterios), Siglo XVIII . OFERTA JM 08 Consulta, memorial del pleito y respuesta de lso fiscales sobre la instauración y régimen de la Orden de las Cartujas en España y la reforma de sus estatutos. La importancia de la cartujas en España y sus implicaciones en la financiación de dichos monasterios fue un asunto capital para las regiones donde se hallaban instaladas, al recibir donaciones, primicias y otras gracias. .

      [Bookseller: Librería Anticuaria Astarloa]
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        Essai sur différentes espèces d'air, qu'on désigne sous le nom d'air fixe

      1779 - (8), XVI, 400pp., 5pl. Paris, P.Fr. Gueffier, 1779, in-8, (8), XVI, 400pp, 5pl, basane fauve marbrée, dos lisse avec pièce de titre, tranches rouges (Rel. de l'ép.), 5 planches dépliantes gravées par Milsan d'après Duval. PREMIERE EDITION de cet ouvrage, qui tient lieu de suite et de supplément aux Elémens de Physique du même auteur. Sigaud de La Fond (1740-1810) professa la physique et découvrit avec Macquer que la combustion de l'hydrogène produit de l'eau. Bon exemplaire en dépit d'un léger accroc au dos de l'ouvrage [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        Dictionnaire historique des la Ville de Paris et de ses Environs, dand lequel on trouve la Description de tous les Monumens & Curiosités; l'Établissement des Maisons Religieuses, des Communautés d'Artistes & d'Artisans, &c, &c.

      chez Moutard, A Paris 1779 - 4 vol. in-8 de (4)-VIII-[6]-720 pp. ; (4)-792 pp. ; (4)-784 pp. ; 847-(3) pp., 2 cartes, veau havane, dos orné à nerfs, pièces de titre en marpquin rouge, tranches rouges (reliure de l'époque). Edition originale de ce répertoire alphabétique et encyclopédique de Paris et des environs. A partir des travaux de Lebeuf et de Piganiol de La Force, Hurtaut et Magny ont écrit un véritable dictionnaire qu'ils ont corrigés, complétés ou augmentés de détails originaux et curieux propres à leur époque. Exemplaire complet du plan de Paris et de la carte des environs. Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        THE CANADIAN FREEHOLDER: IN [THREE] DIALOGUES

      London, 1779. Half titles. Original plain boards, uniformly rebacked in period-style plain paper. Covers detached from first volume. Else near fine, internally crisp and untrimmed. Maseres was the attorney general of Canada from 1766 to 1769 and a staunch proponent of the rights of Canadians as British subjects, and particularly the religious liberty of the French Canadians, even though he was himself a devout Protestant. He was convinced that the harshness of the Quebec Act was a disaster for the Canadian merchants whom he represented in London, and for England's chances of holding its American empire together. This long argument, published over three years and in the form of a dialogue between a British gentleman and a Catholic Canadian freeholder, covers most of the pressing political concerns of the American colonies. It is interesting both from a Canadian perspective and as part of the larger argument over the more southern colonies. Maseres was one of the firmest Whig friends of the American colonies at the time of the Revolution. This is his longest and most elaborate political work, and the volumes are rarely found together. The present set includes the second state of the first volume titlepage, stating "in two dialogues," with the third volume stating "in three dialogues." LANDE 615. TPL 521. GAGNON I:658. AMERICAN CONTROVERSY 76-93, 79-71, 79-72. SABIN 45412.

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        La caduta del Velino nella Nera

      1779 - grand in-4 [240 x 340 mm], In Roma, per il Casaletti, 1779, , grand in-4 [240 x 340 mm], XXIV pages et une planche dépliante, broché, couverture d'attente de papier dominoté de l'époque, Édition originale de cet ouvrage sur la Cascade des Marmore (près de Terni en Ombrie), recherché pour son illustration en taille-douce, qui se compose de : 1 vignette au titre figurant les deux faces de la médaille frappée à l'occasion de la visite du pape Clément VIII, pendant la 12e année de son règne, aux travaux entrepris pour détourner le Velino (portrait du pape l'avers et la cascade des Marmore au revers. Migne, Dictionnaire de numismatique, col. 242, n° 25) ; 1 bandeau représentant le ponte Regolatore sur le Velino ; 1 grande illustration dans le texte in fine montrant les mesures de la cascade ; et 1 grand plan dépliant figurant le tracé du fleuve, depuis le lac Velino jusqu'aux chutes où le il vient se déverser dans la Nera. Exemplaire agréable, sous une jolie couverture de papier dominoté italien imprimé à la matrice métal en bleu, provenant des archives de l'abbé Camus, qui a noté de sa main en deuxième de couverture : "donné à Rome par M. le cardinal Carrara le 23 juin 1792" ; Vicaire Général de Nancy, Jean-Denis-François Camus (1752-1814) émigra dans les dernières semaines de l'année 1791 et prit la route d'Italie ; ce personnage à vocation académique, membre de plusieurs sociétés savantes de France, d'Allemagne et d'Italie, évolua avec aisance dans les milieux des érudits italiens. Il eut des contacts et des correspondances avec les plus grands d'entre eux, Tiraboschi, Bandini, Spallanzani, Giuseppe Gioeni, l'abbé Fortis, etc. Au cours de son périple italien, qui dura jusqu'à la fin de l'année 1793, ces nouvelles connaissances lui offrirent de nombreux ouvrages. Camus prit également des notes de voyage, en vue de la publication d'un Voyage en Italie, demeuré à l'état de manuscrit : une partie de ces cahiers vient d'être redécouverte. Pliure centrale. Une auréole marginale sur les premier feuillets. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Francis Hopkinson signs a Continental Loan Certificate for Massachusetts, paying interest on the critical French loan that helped the United States fund the Revolutionary War

      

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        Recreacion Política Reflexiones sobre El Amigo de los Hombres en su tratado de población, considerado con respecto á nuestros intereses. Obra postuma de. precedida de un tratado de arismética politica, traducido del ingles.

      1779. . 1779 - Impreso por Tomas de Robles y Navarro. Vitoria. . 2 Vol. . Vol.I: Portada+3 H.+XIX+263 pp. Vol.II: Portada+3H.+238 pp. Cuarto Menor. Pergamino de época. Economía / Comercio / Memorias / Empresa / Organización Industrial , Siglo XVIII , Vasco-Navarro (Autores vascos), Vasco-Navarro (Industria - Comercio) . Importante obra de Nicolás Arriquibar, insigne economista bilbaíno de la segunda mitad del siglo XVIII. En ella se da consistencia teórica al conjunto de ideas reformadoras de la primera Sociedad ilustrada nacida en España: la Bascongada de los Amigos del País, con aportaciones fundamentales al pensamiento económico internacional y local y que con el tiempo se convertiría en el libro de texto de los estudiantes del Seminario de Bergara y de varias generaciones ilustradas.

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        STORIA dell' America Settentrionale continuata con la descrizione della presente Guerra Civile tra la Gran Bretagna e le Colonie Unite

      RAYNAL, Guillaume - Thomas - Venezia, 1779. STORIA dell' America Settentrionale continuata con la descrizione della presente Guerra Civile tra la Gran Bretagna e le Colonie Unite. 2 volumi in - 8°, cartonatura orig. con tasselli e titolo. xiix, (1), 318 pp.; (4), 330 pp. Testo completo, mancano le tavole. Esemplare intonso. Edizione rara. Sabin, Bibliotheca americana, 68109. Possiamo fare un piccolo sconto. Uff. Mob.13

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        Historisch diplomatisches Jahrzeitbuch, zur Prüfung der Urkunden .

      Orell, Gessner Fuesslin,, Zürich, 1779 - Zürich, Orell, Gessner Fuesslin, 1779. Folio. 152 S, (31) Bl. Mit 1 ges. Titelblatt, 29 Kupfertafeln und 14 Tabellen (davon 2 gef.) Halblederband der Zeit. Werk mit Kalenderberechnungen vom Zürcher Pfarrer Johann Heinirch Waser (1742-1780), dieser wurde nach diversen Konflikten mit den Behörden als Pfarrer von der Hottinger Kirche Kreuz suspendiert, worauf er sich als Statistiker und Schriftsteller betätigte. "Auf der Grundlage einer seiner Studien wurde 1782 eine städt. Feuerkasse (Gebäudeversicherung) eingerichtet . W. war ein Pionier der Statistik und der Volkswirtschaft" (e-HLS). Waser wurde 1780 auf Grund seiner Kritik am Zürcher Kriegsfond von den Räten der Stadt Zürich zum Tode verurteilt und enthauptet. Siehe auch "Wottreng, Willi: Johann Heinrich Waser, ein Pfarrer wirft den Behörden Zahlen an den Kopf - Revolutionäre und Querköpfe S. 74-78. Zürich, 2005". - Einband stärker berieben und bestossen. Rücken mit Materialverlust. Gelenke angeplatzt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lease. A forty-eight year lease dated 1st November 1779, made out from His Grace the Duke of Northumberland, to George Gostling, Esquire of Whitton Place in the Parish of Twickenham, Middlesex.

      1779 Relating to 16 acres of land bounded by Whittem Lane and Hounslow Heath, together with a cottage, half-acre tenement and garden. Large folding parchment sheet, with revenue stamp attached. Signed 'Northumberland' & with his wax seal. Outer panels rather dusted, traces of old damp affecting one small area on reverse.The National Archives record another lease to George Gostling dated 1762-1766, for other land in Whitton, 'part of the gardens of the estate, a water house and other buildings there'. George Gostling, 1714-82, lived at Whitton Park, which he purchased in 1767, converting the greenhouse into a mansion for his own use. His son, who inherited the estate, also purchased Whitton Place from Sir William Chambers, and employed Repton to landscape the gardens. The family are recorded in the letters of Horace Walpole, and Gostling's son presented Walpole with a copy of his

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        Der Staffirmaler, oder die Kunst anzustreichen, zu vergolden und zu lackiren, wie solche bey Gebäuden, Meublen, Galanteriewaaren, Kutschen u.s.w. auf die beste, leichteste und einfachste Art anzuwenden ist, sowohl den Künstlern als den Liebhabern zum Unterricht herausgegeben.

      Siegfried Lebrecht Crusius, Leipzig, 1779 - Leipzig, Siegfried Lebrecht Crusius 1779. Ca. 20 x 12,5 cm. XVI S., 336 S., (8) Seiten. Pappband der Zeit. Nach der zweyten viel verbesserten Französischen Ausgabe übersetzt. Watin war Maler, Lackierer und Farbenhändler in Paris. U.a.: Von den Werkzeugen eines Staffirmalers; Vom Gebrauch und Auftrag der Farben; Vom Gebrauch der Farbe mit Wachs, mit Milch, mit Seife etc.; Die Kunst zu vergolden; Die Kunst zu lackiren; Die Kunst den Firniß zu machen; Vom Auftr. des Firnisses; Vom Chinesis. Firniß u.v.a. Einband etwas bestoßen mit kleineren Fehlstellen im Überzugspapier. Seiten teils leicht braunfleckig, jedoch gutes Exemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Der Grosse Baum-Garten darinn überaus kräfftige Morgen- und Abend-, Meß,- Versper-, Beicht und Communion-Gebether/ Wie auch zum Hochwürdigen Sakrament des Altars und der Allerheiligen Dreyfaltigkeit von martin von Cochem Capuciner-Ordens der rheinischen Provinz Predigern mit neuen Kupfern zu anfang eine jeden theils geziert

      Münster, Anton Wilk Aschendorff. 1779 19 cm. 624,77 seiten. Ledereinband mit goldschnitt sehr sehr sehr starke gebrauchsspuren, einbanddeckel vorn lose,insgesamt beklebt, an den kantne bestoßen, teils beschädigt, seiten gebrauchsspurig, fingerspurig,etwas fleckig, teils mit knickspuren,. \".Der Grosse Baum-Garten darinn überaus kräfftige Morgen- und Abend-, Meß,- Versper-, Beicht und Communion-Gebether/ Wie auch zum Hochwürdigen Sakrament des Altars und der Allerheiligen Dreyfaltigkeit..zur mutter gottes und den heiligen:zum antonio von Padua, dem hl. joseph und der hl. anna in den neun dienstägen zu sprechen, in allen groß-festen und wallfahrten: dem miserere in den fasten und roate-meß im advent und anderen sonderlichen festtägen, für geist.- und weltliche personen, des standes und condition sie sind, für lebendige, kranke, sterbende und abgestorbenen seelen im fegefeuer, sammt den sieben buß,psalmen und zwanzig litaneyen durch P.martinuß von Cochem Capuciner-Ordens der rheinischen Provinz Predigern kräftige Morgen - und Abengebete,andächtige Kirchen .- und Meßgebete, erbauende Verspergebete für die abgestorbenen, reumütige beicht und bußgebete, inbrünstige Kommunion- und Ablaßgebete, andächtige gebete zum allerheiligsten Altassakrament, fünf psalmen zu ehren der heiligsten dreifaltigkeit,innige gebete zu christo, kräftige gebete zum bittern leiden jesu christi, liebliche gebete zur allerseligsten jungfrau, anmutige gebete zu den heiligen gottes, erbauuende gebete auf alle hohen feste des Jahresnützliche gebete im allgemeinen und besonderen anliegen, passende gebete für verschiedene stände, vorbereitung zu einem guten tode und gebete für kranke und sterbende, fröhliche gebete für die abgestorbenen, ..LICENTIA 0RDINARI REVERENDISSIMI&SERENISSIMI , PRINCIPIS ac D. D. CLEMENTIS AUGUSTI Dei Gratia Archi - Epifcopi Colonic eniis, S.R.I, per Italiam Archi? Cancellarii, & Principis Electoris , Legati Nati Sedis Apofiolica Magni Magifterii Teutonia per Boruiiiam Adminiftratoris, Supremique ejusdem Ordinis per Italiam & Germaniam Magiftri, Epifcopi Monafterienfis Hildefienfis, Paderborneniis &Oinabrugenfis, utriusque Bavaria Superioris Palatinacus, Weftphalise & Angaria Ducis &c. &c. Nos FRANCISCUS EGON L. B. de FÜRSTENBERG, Ecclefiarum Cathedralium Hildefienfis, Monafterienfis> Paderbornenfis & Halberftadienfis refpektive Scholafticus, Sc Canonicus Capitularis > Infignis Eccle Bufsdorffienfis Paderborna Prapofitus? & Archidiaconus, Reverendissimi & Serenfifimi Archi-Epifcopi & Principis Eletloris Colonienfis ? qua Epifcopi Monafterienfis &c. Concilii Intimi? Patria:, Aulici & Beilici Confiliarius aflcualiss nec non per civitatem & totam Dicece« fin Monafterienfem Vicarias in Spiritualibus Generalis 8C Sigillifer Sec. &c.&C.ermittimus, uc liber precum , cui Tittilus: Der große Baum-Garten/ Authore P. Martino Cochemenfi Ordinis S. Fran-cifci Capucinorum automate Nofrra 1743. revifus, erroribusiublatisemendatusinDiccefi Monafterienfi cypis mandetur venalisque exponatur, ea tarnen lege, uc duo Exemplaria ad-Arcliivium Vicariatus Generalis repo-nenda Nobis tradantur , & , fi eum in hac Dicecefi iterum praelo dari contigerit , nova Ordinarii authoritas requiratur. In quorum fidem prafentibus Sigillo Vicariali munitis manu propria fubferipfimus, Dacis Monafterii Weftphalorum Anno 1744. Die 27ms Januarii.(L.SO F.E. B- de FüRSTENBERG, Vicarias Generalis. J,G, Kümpers, Seen \"..wir joseph der andere, von gottes gnaden, erwählter römischer kaiser zu allen zeiten, mehrer des reiches, in germanien und zu jerusalem könig, mit regent und erb thronfolge der königreiche hungarn, boheim, dalmatien, croation, und babylonien, erzherzog zu oesterreich, herzog zu toskana, großfürst zu siebenbürgen, herzo gzu mayland und gefürsteter graf zu habsburg flandesn und tyrol... bekennen das Ant.wilh.aschendorf buchdrucker und buchhändler zu münster unterthänigst zu vernehmen gegeben, was er. p. martini von cochem capuciner ordens gebeth buch der geistliche baum.garten genannt, von neuem druck aufzulegen,entschlossen sey.calender..-in welchem die fürnehmen heiligen, so das ganze jahr durch in der kathololischen kirche gehalten werden. und sind alle und jede so große wunderbare heiligen, daß wenn du ihr leben oder legend sollst lesen, würdest du dich wundern und in liebe gegen selbige entzündet werden, damit theilhaftig werden, so bethe täglich demselbigen heiligen, dessen fest fällt, das folgende gebethlein zu ehren, mit welchem du ihm einen sehr großen wohlgefallen thun wirst.. gebethbüchlein. ich grüße dich, o heil du wohlriechende blume des paradieses durch das allerfülligste herz jesus christi , und wünsche dir glück zu der ehre, die dir am heutigen tage von gott und den heiligen ist angethan worden, zu welcher vermehrung und erneuerung opfere ich dir das herz jesu christi. und durch dasselbige bitte ich dich, du wolltest den deinem lieben gott für mich bitten, und mir allezeit treulich bestehen, sonderlich an meinem letzten ende..amen..\"\"Auszüge aus dem Buch Versand D: 5,00 EUR [Der Grosse Baum-Garten, erziehung, verkündung, bibel, vergebung, vergänglichkeit, freiheit, gottes wort, gebet, verlangen, besitz, jesus christi, heilung, glaube, psalme, apostel, wahrheit, geschichte, kirche, vollendung, heilige schrift, menschensohn]

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        Der Teutsche Merkur vom Jahre 1779. Erstes und zweytes Vierteljahr in einem Band. Januar - März. April - Junius).

      Weimar 1779 - S. 1 - 287 (1). Mit 1 gefalt. Notenblatt "Wiegenlied" von Siegmund Freiherr v. Senckendorff, S. 1 - 287. Mit 1 gefalt. Notenblatt "An die Rose S." von Carolina Wolf [d.i. Maria Carolina Benda]. S. mit Rotschnitt. - KEIN REPRINT! - Ebd. stark beschädigt, Buchecken und -kanten bestoßen, Vor-, Nachsatz u. Titelei mit Leimschatten, Bd. durchgehend gering wasserrandig, S. etw. gewellt. -- Aus dem Inhalt: "Beschreibung einer Rechnungs-Maschine, wodurch man ohne Mühe, durch bloße Herumführung eines Triebels, die vier gewöhnlichen Rechnungs-Arten verrichten kann". Autor: Hahn, P.M.; "Pervonte oder die Wünsche". Autor: Wieland, C.M.; "Onockiamaxia oder der Proceß um des Esels Schatten. Ein Anhang zur Geschichte der Abderiten". Autor: Wieland, C.M.; "Beurtheilung der Poetischen Blumenlese für das J. 1779 . und des Musen-Almanachs". Autor: Jacobi, J.G.; "Odysee. Vierzehnter Gesang". Autor: Homer; "Der Proceß um des Esels Schatten". Autor: Wieland, C.M.; "Abgenöthigter Nachtrag zur Johann-Bunkliade". Autor: Wieland, C.M.; "Die Onoskiamachie fortgesetzt". Autor: Wieland, C.M.; "Franz von Sickingen". Autor: Meusel, J.G.; "Ob Cimabue der erste Wiederhersteller der Malerkunst in Italien sey?" Autor: Jagemann, C.J. und weitere Beiträge. --- Wir akzeptieren VISA und MASTERCARD. Credit cards accepted. --- Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1100 OHalbleder auf 5 Bünden u. Lederecken m. Rückenschild u. Rückenvergold. 17x11 cm. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Eine kurze Eröffnung und Anweisung der dreyen Principien und Welten im Menschen, in unterschiedlichen Figuren vorgestellet. Wie und wo eigentlich ihre Centra im innern Menschen stehen; gleich sie der Autor selbst im göttlichen Schauen in sich gefunden, und gegenwärtig in sich empfindet, schmecket und fühlet. Samt einer Beschreibung der dreyerley Menschen, nach Art des in ihme herrschenden Principii oder Geistes. Worinnen sich ein jeder als in einem Spiegel besehen kann, unter welchem Regiment er in seiner Lebensgestalt stehe und lebe. Nebst einer Anweisung, was der Streit Michaels und des Drachen, auch was das wahre Beten im Geist und Wahrheit sey. Abgemalet und vorgestellet durch Johann Georg Grabern von Ringenhausen, Johann Georg Gichteln

      Berlin u. Leipzig, bey Christian Ulrich Ringmacher 1779 - Titel, VIII, 146 S., 2 Bll., mit 5 altkolorierten Holzschnitt-Taf. (eine eingefaltet), Kl.-8°, Halbleder d. Zt. Caillet II, 4522. - Johann Georg Gichtel (1638-1719) war Anhänger Jakob Böhmes u. erster Hrsg. seiner Werke. In zahlreichen Schriften entwickelte er Böhmes Vorstellungen weiter. Mit dem vorliegenden Werk wird der Versuch unternommen, dies in die Praxis zu übertragen. Die große Faltkarte zeigt einen Zodiakus mit den Planeten als "Rad der Geburt" u. "Bildnis Gottes im Menschen, durch die drey Principia Göttlichen Wesens". Die vier Tafeln stellen Menschenfiguren vor, mit den eingezeichneten theosophischen, mystischen, energetischen u. theleologischen Zentren: Jesus im Herzen, Jehova in der Milz, im Schambereich die "Finstere Welt" u. am Gesäss der "Hölle Satan". - Einband nur leicht berieben u. bestossen; Vorsätze etwas fleckig; Seiten vereinzelt leicht fleckig oder angeschmutzt; die Tafeln mit kräftigem Abdruck u. schönem Altkolorit (die Falttaf leicht verknickt); ein gutes Expl.

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        Mémoire sur la découverte du magnétisme animal.

      chez P. Fr. Didot le jeune, A Genève ; et se trouve à Paris 1779 - In-8 de (2)-VI-85 pp. et 1 feuillet blanc, veau marbré, dos lisse orné, pièce de titre en maroquin rouge (reliure de l'époque). Edition originale. Mesmer expose pour la première fois sa pratique de la suggestion dans le traitement des névroses. Exemplaire imprimé sur papier fort, grand de marges. Crabtree, 10 ; Garrison Morton, 4992 ; PMM, 225 ; En français dans le texte, 171. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Oeuvres d`histoire naturelle et de philosophie.

       Neuchatel, Fauche 1779-1783. Bde. 1-4, 6-8, 10, 12-14, 16-18 (zus. 14 v. 18 Bde.) Mit Titelportr. u. 50 (v. 51) gefalt. Kupfertaf. HLdr. d. Zt. mit goldgeprägt. zweifarb. Rückensch. In sehr gutem Zustand. - (Collection complette des oeuvres)Nissen, ZBI, 461; Brunet I, 1103 - Charles Bonnet (1720 - 1793), Schweizer Naturforscher und Philosoph, früher Vertreter der Evolutionstheorie. An dem nach ihm benannten Charles-Bonnet-Syndrom, das Halluzinationen beschreibt, erkrankte er später selbst. Versand D: 4,00 EUR Naturwissenschaften, Philosophie

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        [COLLECTION OF TWENTY-EIGHT REVOLUTIONARY WAR-ERA CONNECTICUT SESSION LAWS, INCLUDING A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE U.S. DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE IN OCTOBER 1776]

      New London, Ct.: Timothy Green, 1779. Folio. The first twenty-one imprints disbound, with two volumes bound in 20th-century buckram, gilt leather labels. Small library ink stamp on the first leaf of each imprint in the bound volumes. Some leaves reinforced along gutter or with minor repairs or fills, a few leaves with small chips or short tears; a few folded, with separations along the fold lines. Some marginal worming, minor ink marginalia, some contemporary ink underlining. Good. A marvelous collection of Revolutionary War-era Connecticut colonial and state session laws, starting from early 1774 and running through April 1779. These works mark the transition from Connecticut as a British colony to its declaration of statehood, and through to its deep involvement in the Revolutionary War. It is interesting to note that in the intervening months between the imprints of December 1775 and May 1776 below, the words "HIS MAJESTY'S" drop from the title of the acts passed by the assembly. Also, in the three imprints for the October 1776 session, the "Colony" of Connecticut becomes the "State" of Connecticut. In fact, in the ACTS AND LAWS passed in that month, the assembly of Connecticut declares independence from Great Britain: "Resolved by this Assembly, That they approve of the Declaration of Independence [of the United States]...and of Right ought to be, a Free and Independent State, and the Inhabitants thereof are absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown...." The imprints here include the following: 1) ACTS AND LAWS, MADE AND PASSED BY THE GENERAL COURT OR ASSEMBLY OF HIS MAJESTY'S ENGLISH COLONY OF CONNECTICUT...ON THE SECOND WEDNESDAY OF JANUARY...1774. pp.393-396. Contains acts on prosecuting delinquents and one providing funds for erecting and maintaining a lighthouse in New London. EVANS 13207. 2) ACTS AND LAWS, MADE AND PASSED BY THE GENERAL COURT OR ASSEMBLY OF HIS MAJESTY'S ENGLISH COLONY OF CONNECTICUT...ON THE SECOND THURSDAY OF MAY...1774. pp.397-400. Includes a couple of additions to a previous act regarding the formulation and regulation of a militia. EVANS 13208. 3) ACTS AND LAWS, MADE AND PASSED BY THE GENERAL COURT OR ASSEMBLY OF HIS MAJESTY'S ENGLISH COLONY OF CONNECTICUT...ON THE SECOND THURSDAY OF OCTOBER...1774. pp.401-406. Contains another act regarding the militia, and one act outlawing the importation of slaves, among others. EVANS 13209. 4) ACTS AND LAWS, MADE AND PASSED BY THE GENERAL COURT OR ASSEMBLY OF HIS MAJESTY'S ENGLISH COLONY OF CONNECTICUT...ON THURSDAY THE SECOND DAY OF MARCH...1775. pp.407-410. Contains an act for regulating naval officers, and an act suspending imprisonment for debt. EVANS 13871. 5) ACTS AND LAWS, MADE AND PASSED BY THE GENERAL COURT OR ASSEMBLY OF HIS MAJESTY'S ENGLISH COLONY OF CONNECTICUT...ON THE SECOND THURSDAY OF MAY...1775. pp.411-412. Contains a further act establishing the Twenty-fourth Regiment of militia in Westmoreland, etc. EVANS 13872. 6) AN ACT OR LAW, PASSED BY THE GENERAL COURT OR ASSEMBLY OF HIS MAJESTY'S COLONY OF CONNECTICUT...ON THE 1st DAY OF JULY...1775. [2]pp. An act for raising troops "for the special Defence and Safety of this Colony, with necessary Fire Arms." EVANS 13875. 7) ACTS AND LAWS, MADE AND PASSED BY THE GENERAL COURT OR ASSEMBLY OF HIS MAJESTY'S ENGLISH COLONY OF CONNECTICUT...ON THE SECOND THURSDAY OF OCTOBER...1775. pp.413-415. Contains an act calling for periodic review of arms and ammunition, and one specifying a three-month period for each soldier in the militia to obtain "suitable Horse and Furniture, a Curbine[sic], and every other Article of Fire Arms and Accoutrements, which are by Law already directed and prescribed for Troopers...." EVANS 13873. 8) AT A GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE GOVERNOR AND COMPANY OF THE ENGLISH COLONY OF CONNECTICUT...ON THE FOURTEENTH DAY OF DECEMBER...1775. Broadside. An act exempting officers and soldiers from poll tax payments for 1775 and 1776. EVANS 14697. 9) ACTS AND LAWS, MADE AND PASSED BY THE GENERAL COURT OR ASSEMBLY OF HIS MAJESTY'S ENGLISH COLONY OF CONNECTICUT...ON THE FOURTEENTH DAY OF DECEMBER...1775. pp.417-418. Contains an act empowering the treasurer of the colony to sell escheats, and also an act for returning deserters to their commanders. EVANS 14688. 10) AN ACT AND LAW, MADE AND PASSED BY THE GENERAL COURT OR ASSEMBLY OF HIS MAJESTY'S ENGLISH COLONY OF CONNECTICUT...ON THE FOURTEENTH DAY OF DECEMBER...1775. [2]pp. An act for encouraging the manufacture of salt- petre and gun powder. EVANS 14694. 11) AT A GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE GOVERNOR AND COMPANY OF THE ENGLISH COLONY OF CONNECTICUT...ON THE FOURTEENTH DAY OF DECEMBER...1775. Broadside. An act empowering the Commander in Chief or commanding officers of the Continental Army to administer an oath. EVANS 14698. 12) ACTS AND LAWS, MADE AND PASSED BY THE GENERAL COURT OR ASSEMBLY OF THE ENGLISH COLONY OF CONNECTICUT...ON THE SECOND THURSDAY OF MAY...1776. pp.419-425. An act for establishing naval offices in Connecticut. EVANS 14689. 13) ACTS AND LAWS, MADE AND PASSED BY THE GENERAL COURT OR ASSEMBLY OF THE ENGLISH COLONY OF CONNECTICUT...ON THE FOURTEENTH DAY OF JUNE...1776. pp.427-430. An addition to an act for seizing the property of Loyalists, and providing for the sale of said property "for the Use of this Colony...." EVANS 14690. 14) AT A GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE GOVERNOR AND COMPANY OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT...ON THE SECOND THURSDAY OF OCTOBER, 1776. [2]pp. An act for regulating the inspection and sale of gun powder. EVANS 14706. 15) AT A GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE GOVERNOR AND COMPANY OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT...ON THE SECOND THURSDAY OF OCTOBER, 1776. [1]p. An act for apprehending and securing persons deemed dangerous to the state. EVANS 14705. 16) ACTS AND LAWS, MADE AND PASSED BY THE GENERAL COURT OR ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT...ON THE SECOND THURSDAY OF OCTOBER...1776. pp.431-436. Contains Connecticut's official resolution approving of the Declaration of Independence of the United States. EVANS 14691. 17) ACTS AND LAWS, MADE AND PASSED BY THE GENERAL COURT OR ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT...ON THE 19th DAY OF NOVEMBER...1776. pp.437-438. This act prevents "Monopolies and Oppression by excessive and unreasonable Prices for many of the Necessaries and Conveniences of Life." EVANS 14692. 18) AN ACT OR LAW, MADE AND PASSED BY THE GENERAL COURT OR ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT...ON THE 19th DAY OF NOVEMBER...1776. pp.439-440. An embargo act for the governor. EVANS 14693. 19) AT A GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE GOVERNOR AND COMPANY OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT...ON THE 19th DAY OF NOVEMBER...1776. 2pp. An act amending an earlier act "to prevent Engrossers, and for the better Supply of our Troops in the Army." EVANS 14708. 20) ACTS AND LAWS, MADE AND PASSED BY THE GENERAL COURT OR ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT...ON THE 18th DAY OF DECEMBER...1776. pp.441-456. Contains an act for organizing all the regiments of militia in the state into six brigades, and more. The last paragraph on page 456 is printed in ten lines; Evans states there is also an issue printed in eleven lines. EVANS 15258. 21) ACTS AND LAWS, MADE AND PASSED BY THE GENERAL COURT OR ASSEMBLY OF THE GOVERNOR AND COMPANY OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT...ON THE SECOND THURSDAY OF MAY...1778. pp.495-501. Most of the text involves providing the government the authority to confiscate the estates of persons seen as enemies of the state, "who have heretofore voluntarily gone over to, joined with, and screened themselves under the Protection of the Enemies of the United States of America, or have aided and assisted them in their hostile Measures against said States, and have continued so to do, until the passing of this Act...." EVANS 15762. PRESENTLY[BOUND IN BUCKRAM]: 22) ACTS AND LAWS, MADE AND PASSED BY THE GENERAL COURT OR ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT...ON THE THIRTEENTH DAY OF AUGUST...1777. pp.473-474. An act in addition to a previous act on treason, one outlawing the distilling of brandy, etc. EVANS 15260. 23) ACTS AND LAWS, MADE AND PASSED BY THE GENERAL COURT OR ASSEMBLY OF THE GOVERNOR AND COMPANY OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT...ON THE ELEVENTH DAY OF OCTOBER...1777. pp.475-480. Contains acts on a loyalty oath, the estates of "Aliens, and Persons inimical to the United States of America," an act providing the framework for emancipating slaves in the state, and more. EVANS 15261. 24) ACTS AND LAWS, MADE AND PASSED BY THE GENERAL COURT OR ASSEMBLY OF THE GOVERNOR AND COMPANY OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT...ON THE EIGHTH DAY OF JANUARY...1778. pp.481- 483. Contains two acts clarifying earlier acts, and a new act allowing for the appointment of "Barrack- Masters." EVANS 15760. 25) ACTS AND LAWS, MADE AND PASSED BY THE GENERAL COURT OR ASSEMBLY OF THE GOVERNOR AND COMPANY OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT...ON THE TWELFTH DAY OF FEBRUARY...1778. pp.485-494. Contains an act for regulating prices, preventing illicit trade, and others. EVANS 15761. 26) ACTS AND LAWS, MADE AND PASSED BY THE GENERAL COURT OR ASSEMBLY OF THE GOVERNOR AND COMPANY OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT...ON THE TWENTY-FIRST DAY OF OCTOBER...1778. pp.503-506. Acts providing supplies for the Army and Navy, outlawing horse racing, and more. EVANS 15763. 27) ACTS AND LAWS, MADE AND PASSED BY THE GENERAL COURT OR ASSEMBLY OF THE GOVERNOR AND COMPANY OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT...ON THE SEVENTH DAY OF JANUARY...1779. pp.507-512. Containing an act to provide necessary supplies to the Continental Army, and more. EVANS 16231. 28) ACTS AND LAWS, MADE AND PASSED BY THE GENERAL COURT OR ASSEMBLY OF THE GOVERNOR AND COMPANY OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT...ON THE SEVENTH DAY OF APRIL...1779. pp.513- 516. Contains an act repealing part of an earlier act regarding a quota for the Continental Army, and others. EVANS 16232. An incredibly rare assemblage of late colonial and early Connecticut state laws. Such a collection would take untold years to assemble separately, if it could be done at all. The October 1776 Declaration of Independence is especially important, and correspondingly rare, with only seven institutional holdings in OCLC. EVANS 13207, 13208, 13209, 13871, 13872, 13875, 13873, 14697, 14688, 14694, 14698, 14689, 14690, 14706, 14705, 14691, 14692, 14693, 14708, 15258, 15762, 15260, 15261, 15760, 15761, 15763, 16231, 16232.

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        An Illustration of the Sexual System of Linnaeus. Vol. I + II

      1779-1789, London 1779 - 2 vols: 8, xvi, 106; [2], 86, frontis, engraved title-pages, 190 hand-coloured engraved plates. 8vo. HB. 2 vols, 8vo, cont. green, straigt-grain morocco, gt, double gt ruled border, gt. rules to spine, aeg; some rubbing to extremities; spines slightly darkened; marbled end-papers; occasional foxing/spotting. Newspaper cutting from 'Gardeners' Chronicle' (March 1890) relating to the present work pasted to end-paper. Vol. I: Plate (i) bound facing page 1 and Plate 1 misbound facing page 101. Overall a very attractive set with an interesting provenance.The gilt crest to the boards is of Walter Ramsden Fawkes (1769–1825), politician and art collector. He became the Whig MP for Yorkshire in 1806, while active in the anti-slavery movement, sharing a platform with William Wilberforce. One of Fawkes's closest friends was the painter J.M.W. Turner, their friendship based on their mutual interests in reforming politics and a fascination with the pattern of the landscape. Fawkes had a passion for natural history, and assembled an ‘Ornithological collection’—five volumes of plumage specimens and watercolour studies of birds, some by Turner (priv. coll.; Leeds Art Gallery; Ashmolean Museum, Oxford; Tate collection). He also wrote a four-volume Synopsis of Natural History (1823). (ODNB)The second owner of the present book, identified by his book-plate on the paste down end-paper, was William Leatham (1785–1842), a leading Banker in Wakefield, a Quaker and an abolitionist.A later owner, his name inscribed on Leatham's book-plate, was Frederick William Burbidge (1847–1905), horticultural writer and explorer. He was employed at the Royal Gardens, Kew, where he worked on making drawings of plants in the herbarium. Later, he was a staff writer for Garden, and also wrote for The Floral Magazine. During this period he published a number of works including Cool Orchids and How to Grow Them (1874) and Cultivated Plants, their Propagation and Improvement (1877). These works drew much appreciation from contemporaries including Gladstone. In 1877 he was sent by the nursery firm James Veitch & Sons as a collector to Borneo. He also visited Johore, Brunei, and the Sulu Islands. He brought back many remarkable plants, especially: pitcher plants. The chronicle of his journey was published in 1880 as 'The Gardens of the Sun, or, A Naturalist's Journal on the Mountains and in the Forests and Swamps of Borneo and the Sulu Archipelago'. Sir Joseph Hooker named Burbidgea nitida ‘in recognition of Burbidge's eminent services to horticulture. In 1879 Burbidge was appointed curator of the botanical gardens of Trinity College, Dublin, at Glasnevin, and in1894 he became keeper of the college park as well as curator of the botanical gardens. While at Dublin he published 'The Chrysanthemum: its History, Culture, Classification and Nomenclature' (1883) and 'The Book of the Scented Garden' (1905). (ODNB)Also with the ownership inscription 'Samuel Reyner Holdsworth, Wakefield'. Holdsworth was a surgeon from Wakefield (1852-1889). Vol. I: An Illustration of the Sexual System of Linnaeus (1779); Vol. II: An Illustration of the Termini Botanici of Linnaeus (1789). Engraved title-pages, engraved allegorical frontis, beautiful hand-coloured engraved plates as follows: Vol. 1: (i), 1-100, 102-103, 105-106 (plates 101 + 104 not published). Vol. II: 1-19, 21-86 (Plate 20 not published).John Miller (1715–1792), engraver and botanist, was born in Nuremberg, Germany. In 1744 he emigrated to England, where he established himself as a leading designer and engraver of historical and portrait prints. But Miller also followed his passion for botany, publishing his most significant work, 'An Illustration of the Sexual System of Linnaeus'. First published in folio editon (1770-1777), it attracted the enthusiastic endorsement of Linnaeus himself. The present octavo edition of this work was first published by Miller in 1779-1789. In the introduction, Miller, explained the reasons behind the

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        Kirchengeschichte von Westphalen, und angränzenden Oertern. Mit einigen Chronologischen Anmerkungen beleutet - Erster Theil + Zweyter Theil + Dritter Theil ("Tagebuch von Gebhard Truchses, Kölnischem Erzbischofe").

      Münster / Anton Wilhelm Aschendorff 1779 - 1779/80. 596 S.+ Register, 432 S.+ Register, 495 S.+ Register. 3 Bde. Ppbd. Vorsatzblätter mit Anmerkungen & Besitzvermerk v. alter Hand; sonst wohlerhaltene Bde.! 2200 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A PAY ROLL OF CAPT. SILVS. SMITH'S COMPANY IN THE REGIMENT OF FOOT WHEREOF TIMOTHY BIGELOW ESQR. IS COL. MADE UP FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 1779 [manuscript caption title]

      [Providence, 1779. Old folds. Slight loss, repaired, to central vertical fold and edges. Lightly soiled. Silked. Good. Revolutionary War payroll document for the company of Capt. Silvanus Smith, part of the 15th Massachusetts regiment in Glover's brigade. The payroll muster contains details on seventy-nine men, listing their rank and time to be paid, together with the wages paid them. Total wages were £179/17/4. The document is certified on the verso, where it is written: "I do swear that the within pay roll is true without fraud to these United States or to any individual according to the best of my knowledge. [signed] Joseph Brown, En. for Capt. Smith." It is further attested below, where it is signed by Brig. Gen. John Glover: "Sworn before me in Providence this 12th day of March 1779. [signed] John Glover BGeneral." John Glover (1732-97) was a Massachusetts fisherman and soldier who was involved with the state militia for many years before the Revolution. Rising through the ranks, he eventually commanded the regiment that manned the boats in Washington's historic crossing of the Delaware River. In 1778 he was stationed in the Hudson Highlands to keep watch for a British advance, where he would stay for the remainder of the war.

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        STATE OF MASSACHUSETTS-BAY. IN COUNCIL. JUNE 11, 1779. RESOLVED, THAT THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS BE PRINTED IN HAND- BILLS AND SENT TO THE SEVERAL MINISTERS OF THE GOSPEL IN THE TOWNS AND PARISHES WITHIN THIS STATE...[caption title]

      [Boston: Edes & Gill], 1779. Some minor loss. Backed with heavier paper. Very good. Matted. Proclamation made by the Massachusetts state congress concerning the economic impact of the Revolutionary War upon the currency, and noting France's alliance with the States. By 1779 the colonies were embroiled in a financial crisis. The Continental dollar was depreciating rapidly, and it was becoming increasingly difficult for the state and national governments to supply the army. The broadside blames not the dollar but the "artifices of men" for price-gouging and monopolizing goods. Likewise, the Congress indicates that more money is needed to defray the cost of the war: "Your governments being now established, and your ability to contend with your invaders ascertained, we have on the most mature deliberation judged it indispensably necessary to call upon you for forty five millions of dollars, in addition to the fifteen millions required by a resolution of Congress of the 2d of January last, to be paid to the Continental treasury before the 1st day of January next...." The text continues, announcing the alliance with France and exhorting the people to repulse their enemies and hold fast to the cause. On March 18, 1780 the Continental Congress passed a law withdrawing the older, inflation-ridden currency. The law called for each state to collect its share of outdated currency. Massachusetts' share amounted to over five million pounds. ESTC locates only five copies, at the American Antiquarian Society, Boston Public Library, Massachusetts Historical Society, Rosenbach Library, and Yale University. EVANS 16637. FORD 2191. CUSHING 1073. ESTC W34194.

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        Gesamtansicht von Gibraltar mit der Belagerung im Jahre 1779 ('Das von denen Spaniern in Anno 1779 Belagerte Gibraltar.').

      - Kupferstich b. Johann Martin Will in Augsburg, dat. 1779, 19 x 28 Tooley's Dic. of Mapm., S. 666 (Will); Gier-Janota, Augsburger Buchdruck u. Verlagswesen, S. 1303 (Johann Walch) u. S. 421 (Johann Martin Will). - Sehr selten (rare)! (hochauflösende Bilder auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - high resolution pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        [Hob. III: 31-36; op. 20]. Six Quatuors Concertants a Deux Violons Viola et Violoncello... Oeuvre XVI[!]... Prix f 6._ [Parts]

      Berlin... Amsterdam: J.J. Hummel [PN 401]. [1779]. Four volumes. Folio. Disbound. Violino primo: [i] (title), 2-22, [ii] (blank) pp.; Violino secondo: 1f. (title), 3-19, [i] (blank) pp.; Viola: 1f. (title), 3-19, [i] (blank) pp.; Violoncello: [i] (title), 2-19, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Violoncello part with bass figures. With a fine decorative title to each part incorporating a sun device at head signed "W.T."in the plate at lower right. "No. 14" in ink to head of each title. Occasional stains, especially to outer margins and and to title and first page of music of Viola part; outer bifolium of Violino primo part mostly detached. . A later edition. Hoboken Haydn catalogue I, p. 392. Hoboken collection catalogue 7, 553. BUC p. 465. Not in Hirsch. RISM H3471 (5 copies only in the U.S., at the University of California Berkeley, the Moravian Archives, the Moravian Music Foundation, the University of Virginia Charlottesville, and the Library of Congress). WorldCat (a copy at the University of Western Ontario). Now generally known by the opus number 20, some early publishers assigned opus numbers 16, 17, or 32 to this set of quartets. "The quartets received the nickname 'Sun quartets' because of the illustration on the title of Hummel's edition although it is not the first edition." Hoboken Haydn catalogue I, p. 393.

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        A CHART OF DELAWAR[E] BAY WITH SOUNDINGS AND NAUTICAL OBSERVATIONS TAKEN BY CAPT. SIR ANDREW SNAPE HAMMOND OF THE NAVY AND OTHERS COMPOSED AND PUBLISHED FOR THE USE OF PILOTAGE...

      London: Published by J. F. W. Des Barres in "The Atlantic Neptune,", 1779. Plate size: 30 1/4 x 22 1/8 inches. Large repaired tear (12 inches) from bottom edge, parallel to centerfold. 4- inch repaired split from bottom in centerfold. Thin, uneven margins. Else very good. This is a fantastic sea chart of the Delaware coast from THE ATLANTIC NEPTUNE, which is universally recognized as one of the most magnificent atlases ever made. Constructed for the use of the British Navy, this chart shows the major part of the Delaware coast, from Rehobeth to Bombay Hook, as well as the opposing south New Jersey shore. Des Barres, of Swiss-Huguenot extraction, studied under the great mathematician, Daniel Bernoulli, at the University of Basel, before immigrating to Britain where he trained at the Royal Military College, Woolwich. Upon the outbreak of hostilities with France in 1756, he joined the British Royal American Regiment as a military engineer. He came to the attention of General James Wolfe, who appointed him to join his personal detail. During this period he also worked with legendary future explorer James Cook on a monumental chart of the St. Lawrence River. From 1762, Des Barres was enlisted to survey the coastlines of Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, and the Gulf of St. Lawrence, while his colleague, Samuel Holland, charted the New England coast. He also managed to gain access to some surveys of the American South, Cuba, and Jamaica. In 1774, Des Barres returned to England where he began work on THE ATLANTIC NEPTUNE. His dedication to the project was so strong, that often at his own expense he continually updated and added new charts and views up until 1784. That year he returned to Canada, where he remained for a further forty years, becoming a senior political figure and a wealthy land owner, and living to the advanced age of 103. THE ATLANTIC NEPTUNE, the most celebrated sea atlas, contains the first systematic survey of the east coast of North America. Des Barres' synergy of great empirical accuracy with the peerless artistic virtue of his aquatint views, created a work that "has been described as the most splendid collection of charts, plates and views ever published" (NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM CATALOGUE). Upon the conclusion of the Seven Years' War, Britain's empire in North America was greatly expanded, and this required the creation of a master atlas featuring new and accurate sea charts for use by the Royal Navy. Des Barres was charged with this Herculean task, publishing the first volume in London in 1775, which was soon followed by three further volumes. Des Barres' monumental endeavor eventually featured over 200 charts and views, many being found in several states. His charts were immensely detailed, featuring both hydrographical and topographical information, and in many cases remained the most authoritative maps of the regions covered for several decades. SNYDER, CITY OF INDEPENDENCE, p.271.

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        Cases Which have been determined by the Judges Relative to the Duties on Houses and Windows, on Servants, and on Inhabited Houses. Printed in the year M DCC LXXIX. Compare Lauechli 540 [this copy without the duplicate pages found in the Yale copy]

      n.p.: N.p., 1779. Modern speckled calf, marbled endpapers and pastedowns, somewhat strained and some browning, else usable, the Taussig copy; no copy in ESTC A work seemingly known in two other, ?slightly different, copies, setting forth the determinations of the Commissioners of Windows as approved or rejected by the Royal justices and others, including both Blackstone and Mansfield on several occasions

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        Nathan der Weise. Ein dramatisches Gedicht, in fünf Aufzügen. [Motto:] Jintroite, nam et heic Dii sunt! Apud Gellium.

      (Ohne Ort und Verlag, d.i. Berlin, Voß) 1779 - Kl-8°. 276 S. [Angebunden:] DERS. Ernst und Falk. Gespräche für Freymäurer. Wolfenbüttel (d.i. Göttingen, Dieterich) 1778. Kl-8°. 92 S., (1) Bl. Pappband des 19.Jahrhunderts mit Rückenschild und –linienvergoldung. Etwas berieben, an Kapitalen und Ecken etwas bestoßen. Zu 1) Erste Ausgabe, zweiter Druck (Goedeke IV,451,171; Muncker S.458f., Variante b; Seifert 1009; Redlich 712). – Zu 2) Erste Ausgabe, erster Druck (Goedeke IV,449,169a; Muncker S.454, Variante a; Wolfstieg 1373). – Durchgehend etwas stockfleckig, gelegentlich etwas gebräunt; Name a.d. Vorsatz „WILH.V.COLOMB“ (1812 – 1886, preuß. Generalleutnant und Militärschriftsteller aus der hugenottischen Familie, der auch die Mutter der Brüder HUMBOLDT entstammte). An den Schluss ist ein zweiseitig beschriebenes, unten eingefaltetes Blatt aus der Zeit der Drucke gebunden, die obere Zeile ist unter Textverlust angeschnitten und unlesbar, die folgenden Titelzeilen lauten: „.für Freymäurer in Gestalt einer Fabel“. Zu 1) Im gleichen Jahr erschienen drei rechtmäßige Drucke bei VOß in Berlin, der erste davon auf Subskription ohne Nennung von Ort und Verlag. Diese Ausgabe vom Mai 1779 ist durch die Seitenzahl leicht unterscheidbar von unrechtmäßigen, gleichfalls 1779 ohne Impressum gedruckten. Von der Subskriptionsausgabe "gibt es verschieden korrigierte, doch von dem nämlichen Drucksatz abgezogene Exemplare. Die einen haben S.95, Z.11-13: 'Ein reichre Mann. / Tempelherr. Der reichre Jude war'. In den andern sollte der Druckfehler 'reichre' in Z.11 verbessert werden; irrtümlich wurde aber das richtige 'reicher' nicht hier, sondern in Z.13 eingesetzt, so daß es nun in diesen späteren Abzügen [= zweiter Druck] heißt: 'Ein reichre Mann. / Tempelherr. Der reicher Jude war'" (Muncker). - Zu 2) 1771 war LESSING in Hamburg Freimaurer geworden. Freimaurerische Gedanken verarbeitete er später in Nathan der Weise und Erziehung des Menschengeschlechts und zuerst und explizit in Ernst und Falk. HERDER, BODE, JACOBI, CLAUDIUS, CAMPE, LICHTENBERG, HAMANN, JACOBI und GOETHE ließ er Abschriften zukommen. HERDER und später FRIEDRICH SCHLEGEL waren von dem Text so begeistert, dass sie weitere Gespräche verfassten, eine gedruckte Fortsetzung (1780) stammt von KNIGGE. LICHTENBERG las LESSINGs Text im Manuskript und schrieb anschließend begeistert an BOIE: „Eine der besten Schrifften, die ich seit langer Zeit gelesen habe. Wenn die Freymäurer das sind, so ist es eine Sünde wider die menschliche Natur keiner zu seyn.“ Die reale Freimaurerei konnte LESSINGs idealen Vorstellungen nicht entsprechen, nach 1780 zog er sich ganz zurück. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Treatise on Watering Meadows: Wherein are Shewn Some of The Many Advantages Arising From That Mode of Practice, Particularly on Coarse, Boggy, or Barren Lands. With four Copper Plates

      Printed for the Author, London 1779 - Contemporary calf with five raised bands on spine and contrasting spine label bearing gilt titles, corners and spine ends bumped/rubbed, upper joint started along half its length and lower joint starting from edges but boards firm on cords, previous owner's name on ffep and again of title page, contents clean and bright. A vg copy of a scarce book. Fussell, 1950, pp.121-122 , 8vo 8" - 9" tall, [ii] + 108 [2] pp [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        UNTERRICHT IN DER NATURLICHEN MAGIE.

      Friedrich Nocolai, Berlin and Stette 1779 - .ODER ZUALLERHARD BELUSTGENDEN UND NUTZLICHEN KUNSTSTUCKEN. Translation from the original German: Johann Nicolaus Martius. Lessons in Natural Magic or Numerous Amusing anduseful tricks; completely revised by Johann Christian Wiegleb. 416p + index + eratta + nine engraved fold-out plates. Spine ends, corners bit worn. Internally clean and without markings.No foxing. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Antwort auf das Bahrdische Glaubensbekenntnis

      im Verlag der Hemmerdeschen Buch-handlung, Halle 1779 - (8) Bll., 119 S. [Angebunden:] (MOSER,F.C.V. ?). Der wahre Character. Des Herrn Doctor C.F. Bahrdt. In vertrauten Briefen geschildert von einem Niederländischen Bürger An Seinen Freund in London. London, Bey James Brother (Gera, Rothe) 1779. Titel, 80 S. [Angebunden:] BAHRDT, CARL FRIEDRICH. Glaubensbekenntniß veranlaßt durch ein Kaiserl. Reichshofrathsconclusium. (Ohne Ort u. Drucker) 1779. 24 S. Halblederband d.Zt. auf fünf Bünden mit Rückenschild. Etwas berieben, schmale Bezugsfehlstelle a.d. oberen Kapital. Erste Ausgaben. Zu 1) (Goedeke IV, 822,54 II.i; Jacob/Majewski 527). Zu 2) (Goedeke IV,812,A,c; Jacob/M. 284; nicht bei Holzm./Boh.; nicht bei Weller, fing. Druckorte). Zu 3) (Goedeke IV,822,54 alfa; Jacob/M. 363). – Teils etwas stockfleckig, 3) enger beschnitten, deshalb kleinerformatig. Marmorierte Vorsätze. Zu 1) Die ausführlichste und in gewisser Weise wichtigste unter den zahlreichen Gegenschriften zu BAHRDTs Glaubensbekenntniß. J.S.SEMLER (Saalfeld 1725 – 1791 Halle/S.), der heute „als der wohl bedeutendste dt. ev. Theologe des 18. Jahrhunderts“ (Bio.-bibliogr. Kirchenlexikon, Bd.XIV, Herzberg 1998, Sp.1449) gilt, stand in Halle, wo er von 1753 bis zu seinem Tod lehrte, in unmittelbarem Kontakt zu BAHRDT, dem er schon 1771, als dessen Position in Erfurt unhaltbar geworden war, eine Professur in Gießen vermittelt hatte. – Zu 2) Sehr seltene Schrift, als deren Verfasser (nur) im Zettel-AK der HAB Wolfenbüttel FRIEDRICH CARL V. MOSER genannt wird, der schon während BAHRDTs Zeit in Gießen dessen „Unstern“ (F.C.Laukhard) war. Das Pamphlet, das in einer Rezension in der AdB als Schrift „von schwärzester Bosheit“ (Bd.XLIII, S.65) bezeichnet wird, bezieht sich auf BAHRDTs gescheiterten Versuch eines Philanthropins auf Schloss Heidesheim bei Worms. – Zu 3) Die echte erste Ausgabe des Glaubensbekenntniß erschien wie vorliegend in Halle ohne Nennung von Ort und Drucker verlegt wurde, nicht bei Mylius in Berlin, wo im gleichen Jahr ein satzgleicher Nachdruck erschien. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Account of a Comet" in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Vol. 71, 1781, pp. 492-501. London: Lockyer Davis and Peter Elmsly, Printers to the Royal Society [Full volume]

      FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST RECORDED DISCOVERY OF A NEW PLANET. FULL VOLUME, beautifully bound. Prior to William Herschel's discovery, astronomers had only known of the existence of five planets: Saturn, Jupiter, Venus, Mars, and Mercury. Herschel's "discovery [was] unprecedented in human history" (Lemonick, The Georgian Star, 74). Handsomely bound in half calf and complete (including Herschel's three fold-out copperplate engravings). In 1779, the amateur British astronomer William Herschel undertook "his first review of the heavens, in which he examined stars down to the fourth magnitude. In August of that year he began a second review, more systematic and extensive than the first, and concentrated on the discovery of double stars" (Dictionary of Scientific Biography, vi, 328). Herschel used telescopes of his own design and though he was an amateur, his telescopes were unsurpassed in their power. In fact, after this discovery his telescopes were moved to the Royal Observatory. Herschel was still continuing the same, second review when on the 13th of March of 1781 "he encountered an object which his experienced eye could tell at a glance was not an ordinary star. Yet it was not one of the planets known since the dawn of history, and Herschel supposed it to be a comet" (ibid). Observing his discovery over a few nights, however, Herschel realized that the object, carefully noting its motion so that an orbit could be determined; it seemed to Herschel to be moving to slowly to be a comet, but wasn't yet prepared to call the object a planet. "By the end of April, Herschel had gathered his observations together into his 'Account of a Comet' and presented the paper to the Bath Literary and Philosophical Society" (Lemonick). As he was not yet a member of the Royal Society, Herschel sent a copy of his paper to the British scientist and physician, William Watson. It was Watson, then, who read Herschel's meticulous research before the Royal Society on April 26th. Despite his undisputed skill in building telescopes and his suspicion that the comet might in fact be a planet, Herschel recognized that he was an amateur, so he presented his research in the hopes that those with more experience could further study the object he had found. By the summer of 1781 and using Herschel's detailed examination of the object's orbit, other astronomers showed that what Herschel had discovered was a heretofore unrecognized primary planet of the solar system. Herschel named the planet Georgium Sidus to honor George III, but it became known by the more conventional name of Uranus, proposed by J. E. Bode. "Herschel's discovery shook the astronomical world and thrilled the public. It earned him international fame and a paid astronomy job. People had imagined that other planets could exist in the solar system, but this was proof that more planets did exist. The solar system had just gotten bigger, and astronomy's possibilities had expanded with it. The search for new planets was on" (Telescopes From the Ground Up, 1781: A New Planet). In 1781, Herschel was awarded the Copley Medal for his discovery. References: Dibner 13; PMM 227; Norman 1058. CONDITION & DETAILS: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Vol. 71, pp. 492-501. London: Lockyer Davis and Peter Elmsly, Printers to the Royal Society (9 x 6.75 inches; 225 x 169mm). [28], 547, [4]. 26 copperplate engravings, 3 of which relate to the Herschel paper. Full volume, complete. Handsomely rebound in aged calf. 5 raised bands at the spine, each gilt-ruled; gilt-tooled fleur de lis at the spine. Red and black, gilt-lettered morocco spine labels. Tightly and solidly bound. New endpapers. Occasional light toning and foxing. By any measure, near fine condition.

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        THE TOWN MEETING [manuscript caption title]

      [N.p., but possibly New York, 1779. Folio, on a folded sheet. Old fold lines. Some separation at vertical fold, old folds on final leaf neatly repaired with later paper. Docketed on verso. Light foxing and wear. About very good. A contemporary manuscript copy, in an unknown hand, of Stansbury's "The Town Meeting," a Loyalist screed in twenty-seven verses. This clever but bitter poem was first published at New York in Rivington's ROYAL GAZETTE, No. 286, June 26, 1779 under the title, "An Historical Ballad of the Proceedings at Philadelphia, 24th and 25th May, 1779, by a Loyalist who happened to pass through the City at that Time, on his way from the Southward to New York." Stansbury's opening shot across the bow calls into question the character of the Continental officers: "But when, on closer look, I spied / The Speaker march with gallant stride, / I knew myself mistaken; / For he, on Trenton's well-fought day / To Burlington mistook his way / And fairly saved his bacon. / With him a number more appeared, / Whose names their Corp'rals never heard / To muster-rolls a stranger: / To save their fines they took the Gun / Determined with the rest to run / On any glimpse of danger." In the second canto he writes of looting Tory property: "The Mob tumultuous instant seize / With venom'd rage on whom they please / The People cannot err; / Can it be wrong in Freedom's Cause / To tread down Justice, Order, Laws, / When all the Mob concur." He later takes particular jabs at James Bayard, Joseph Reed, and Benjamin Rush, among others. Joseph Stansbury (1750-1809) was an importing merchant who was born in England and moved to Philadelphia and then New York. A devoted Loyalist, Stansbury and his good friend, Jonathan Odell, together wrote satiric political verse in support of the Crown. His verses were later edited by Winthrop Sargent under the title, STANSBURY'S AND ODELL'S LOYAL VERSES (Albany, 1860). Notably, Stansbury and Odell acted as intermediaries between Benedict Arnold and General Henry Clinton when Arnold decided to defect to the British. Stansbury, in fact, served as courier for Benedict Arnold's first written overture to Clinton. A manuscript copy such as this may have been circulated amongst friends. An interesting piece of contemporary Loyalist literature.

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        Leben Dr. Wilhelm Dodds ehemaligen Königl. Hof-Predigers in London.

      bey Haude und Spener, Berlin 1779 - Mit einem Titelkupfer (D.BERGER sc.; „Dr.Wilhelm Dodd am Morgen seiner Hinrichtung nach dem Leben gezeichnet.“) und einer gestochenen Titelvignette (J.C.SPENER inv., D.BERGER fecit). Berlin, bey Haude und Spener 1779. Front., Titel, 134 S. [Angebunden:] DODD, WILLIAM. Rede über die Pflichten des Sünder zur Seeligkeit in den letzten Augenblicken seines Lebens, welche Er nach erhaltenem Todes-Urtheil an seine unglücklichen Mitgefangenen in der Kapelle des Gefängnisses Newgate zu London, am 6ten Junius 1777. gehalten hat. (Ohne Ort, Drucker und Jahr [1777]). 16 S. Halblederband mit Rückenschild und –vergoldung. Zu 1) Erste Ausgabe (Goedeke VI,246,9; Fiedler 43). – Gelegentlich etwas stockfleckig, alter Besitzerstempel a.d. Titelrückseite „Dr.Ferber“, dessen handschriftl. Name a.d. Innendeckel und umfangreiche Anmerkungen a.d. Innendeckeln und Vorsatz. - Zu 2) Einer von mehreren Drucken in diesem Jahr. Zu 1) Die erste eigenständige Arbeit GEORG FORSTERs (1754 Nassenhuben bei Danzig – 1794 Paris) zählt zu den seltensten seiner Werke. Die schmale Schrift hat bisher kaum Aufmerksamkeit gefunden und wird als Brotarbeit meist übergangen. Zu Unrecht und in Verkennung ihrer Bedeutung für FORSTERs literarische Entwicklung, aber auch für die der Gattung des biographischen Essays. Sicher waren finanzielle Interessen im Spiel, sowohl des Verlegers, der sich wegen der Sensation, die der Fall des eben wegen Betrugs hingerichteten Pfarrers WILLIAM DODD (1724 – 1777) europaweit erregte, guten Profit ausrechnen durfte, wie auch des jungen FORSTER, der durch Deutschland reiste auf der Suche nach einer Anstellung für seinen hochverschuldeten Vater. Wenn GEORG FORSTER über den völlig überschuldeten DODD schrieb, der in aussichtslos erscheinender Situation seinen Förderer PHILIPP STANHOPE EARL OF CHESTERFIELD betrog, dann flossen zwangsläufig eigene Erfahrungen ein. Es ist dehalb interessant und neu, wie er gesellschaftliche Gegebenheiten wie das allgemeine Gewinnstreben, auch in Religionsangelegenheiten, als Wert an sich und die verbreitete Korruptheit („weil in England die Bestechungen so allgemein sind, daß man sie kaum noch für strafbar hält“ S.61) in ihrer fatalen Wirkung auf diesen ambivalenten Charakter als psychologisch förderlich, beinahe ursächlich für DODDs Vergehen schildert. FORSTER liefert eine hochinteressante Analyse mit kenntnisreichen, kritischen Anmerkungen zu Eigen- und Besonderheiten der englischen Gesellschaft. – Zu 2) DODDs Prozess und die Rede vor seiner Hinrichtung erregten europaweites Aufsehen. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Feldzüge des Vicomte Turenne Marechal-General der Armeen des Königs von Frankreich aus den echtesten Urkunden. 1. Aufl.

      Lpz., Weidmanns Erben und Reich 1779 - 18 gefalt. Kupferstiche, 3 Bl., VIII, 582 S. Pappband der Zeit, 28 x 23 cm Mit Portrait und Titelvignette von Geyser, Karten der Schlachten und Feldlager des Turenne, u.a. die Feldlager in der Ortenau und die Schlacht bei Altenheim. Einbd. ziemlich lädiert, teils etwas fleckig, die unbeschnitten, angestaubt, . Bl. mit Läsuren, die Schäden einigermaßen repariert +++Antiquariat seit über 25 Jahren+++ [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Nos Petrvs Vigilivs Dei graa Episcopvs Sac. Rom. Imp. Princeps Tridenti &c. Marchio Castellarj: ex Comitibvs de Thvnn et Hochenstein &cc.

      Tridenti. 1779 - Manoscritto su pergamena. Le pagine di testo sono bordate in oro. Alla pagina 6 grande stemma nobiliare a colori della famiglia con vedutina della loro residenza nobiliare nella parte inferiore. In fine firma di alcuni notabili e del PRINCIPE VESCOVO PIETRO VIGILIO THUN. Pietro Vigilio Thun (1724-1800; P.V. 1776-1800) fu l’ultimo Principe Vescovo a governare di fatto sul principato trentino, fin dalla sua elezione pratica intraprese la via delle riforme, in un periodo storico caratterizzato da profondi mutamenti politici e istituzionali. Nel corso di una missione a Vienna, nel 1777, firma con l’imperatrice Maria Teresa, un accordo che assoggetta il principato alla legislazione austriaca, in materia commerciale e fiscale. Pochi anni dopo, nel 1781, offre all’imperatore Giuseppe II la sovranità sul territorio trentino in cambio di un vitalizio personale. Quest’azione di Pietro Vigilio Thunn, diretta al compimento dell’inevitabile processo di assorbimento del piccolo principato nell’amministrazione asburgica, non ha seguito, ma viene fortemente criticata dalle forze trentine più conservatrici. Con l’avvicinarsi dell’esercito di Napoleone, nel 1796, il Principe Vescovo si allontana da Trento, senza più tornarci, nemmeno quando la situazione antecedente è ripristinata dall’intervento delle truppe austriache. Incapace di mutare il corso degli eventi, Thunn non può che assistere impotente all’annullamento politico del principato, la cui esistenza sarà d’ora in poi solo sulla carta fino alla sua definitiva soppressione nel 1803. Formato: [7] p., 32 cm, bella legatura coeva in piena pelle con ricchi fregi in oro e nero con applicato cordoncino in tessuto con grande sigillo in ceralacca del Principe Vescovo entro custodia metallica. Buono, ordinari segni d’uso e del tempo. La libreria offre per un periodo limitato uno sconto del 15% su tutti i suoi libri. Il prezzo originale dell'articolo era 1800.00 euro.

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        A View of Society and Manners in France, Switzerland, and Germany with Anecdotes relating to some Eminent Characters , in 2 volumes

      Printed for W. Strahan, and T. Cadell, London 1779 - XVI+451+XV+439 pages p. With old bookplates James Robertson Esq. Bound in 2 very fine full contemporary polished calf with raised bands and with rich gilded spines with red and green gilt labels, Boards with fine gilded decorations also on edges [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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