The viaLibri website requires cookies to work properly. You can find more information in our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Displayed below are some selected recent viaLibri matches for books published in 1779

        Emisfero terrestre meridionale (e) settentrionale.

      Venezia, 1779 - Coppia di incisioni in rame di mm 325x420, colorate d'epoca ai confini. Tratte da "Atlante novissimo". Mappamondo polare in due carte a fogli distinti. Ottimo esemplare in piano senza piega centrale. Antonio Zatta (1775-1797) fu uno dei più importanti editori di carte geografiche del trardo XVIII secolo italiano. La sua opera costituisce un importante punto di passaggio tra la cartografia antica e moderna, più attenta all'accuratezza dei dettagli geografici che all'abbellimento estetico ricco di motivi mitologici o d'invenzione, come era quello dell'epoca precedente. La sua opera più importante è Atlante novissimo pubblicato tra il 1775 e il 1789. Ottimo stato di conservazione.

      [Bookseller: libreria antiquaria perini Sas di Perini]
 1.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Vüe des Tentes Turques, Prise du Point Q.

      [Paris: Published by M. Delafosse, 1779. Hand-coloured engraving. Tipped onto larger sheet of fine laid paper. Very good condtion. A beautifully coloured print picturing one of the picturesque garden follies in the Parc Monceau, from Carmontelle's "Jardin de Monceau," a collection of plates depicting the innovative features and design of this famous Parisian park. Designed by Carmontelle for the Duc de Chartres (the future Duc d'Orléans) and erected between 1773 and 1778, the Parc Monceau was one of the first landscaped parks to be constructed in Paris. It was designed in the Anglo-Chinese style, which originated in England and reached the height of its popularity in France during the late eighteenth century. This style was characterized by immaculately manicured foliage and lawns and the particularly by the use of conventions such as fabriques or folies , small ornamental edifices replicating exotic structures like Graeco-Roman temples, Oriental pavilions, Turkish tents, and Egyptian pyramids, which were used to visually enhance the garden, elicit emotion, and evoke lyrical associations with foreign places and ancient cultures. Essentially self-taught, Louis de Carmontelle was an extremely versatile draughtsman, painter and engraver, whose rare engravings are highly prized today. His first entrée into fashionable French society was as a mathematics tutor to the children of the French nobility, and he later became a popular figure at the royal court, where he entertained courtiers and eminent visitors with his "proverbs" (witty observational verses), his novel "transparencies" (a precursor of the magic lantern in which panoramic views were projected through illuminated transparent paper), and the copious portraits he spontaneously executed upon request. In 1763, he was employed to tutor and entertain the son of the Duc d'Orléans, who several years later entrusted him with the design of the Parc Monceau, one of Carmontelle's greatest artistic achievements. Cf. Benezit, Dictionnaire Des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs , Vol. 3, p. 254-5.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
 2.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        Topographie oder kurze Beschreibung desjenigen Distrikts der bayerischen Lande, welchen das durchlauchtigste Erzhaus von Oesterreich Kraft der mit Kuhrpfalz zu Teschen geschlossenen Konvention in Besitz genommen hat.

      Wien, Joseph Edler von Kurzböck, 1779. 4°. Mit gest. Titelvignette, 3 gest. Textvignetten, 1 gefalt. kolor. Kupferkarte u. 21 gefalt. Kupfertafeln m. Ansichten. 8 Bll., 64 S., 12 Bll., Ldr. d. Zt. a. 5 Bünden m. reicher Rückenverg., goldgepr. Rückentitel u. dreiseitigem Rotschnitt. Erstausgabe der seltenen und gesuchten Topographie des Innviertels nach seiner Abtretung an Österreich. Die schönen großformatigen Ansichten sind getreue Nachstiche aus Wenings bayerischer Topographie, meistens im Format 26 x 33 cm. Sie zeigen die Schlösser und Orte Altheim, Auroltzmünster (2), Braunau, Friedburg, Katzenberg, Mattighofen, Mauerkirchen, Mayrhofen, Ort, Raab, Ranshofen, Reichersberg, Ried, Riegerting, St. Martin, Schärding, Schwendt, Suben, Uttendorf und Wildshut. Die Karte nach einem älteren Vorbild G. Ph. Finckhs mit reizvoller figürlich verzierter Kartusche. - Im Anhang ein Verzeichnis der Grundherren (Paumgarten, Taxis, Törring u.a.). Diese sorgfältige topographische Beschreibung des nach dem Bayerischen Erbfolgekrieg an Österreich gefallenen Innviertels war das letzte Werk Schrötters, des Begründers der österreichischen Staatsrechtslehre. - Einband etw. berieben u. bestoßen sowie mit einigen Wurmspuren. Kapitale m. winzigen Fehlstellen. Innen vereinzelt min. fleckig, sonst schönes u. dekoratives Exemplar. - Holzmann/B. IV, 5663; Nebehay/W. 669; Wurzbach XXXII, 10; Commenda 128; Lentner 8388; Pfister I, 4315. Versand D: 12,00 EUR Schrötter, Topographie oder kurze Beschreibung desjenigen Distrikts der bayerischen Lande, welchen das durchlauchtigste Erzhaus von Oesterreich Kraft der mit Kuhrpfalz zu Teschen geschlossenen Konvention in Besitz genommen hat, Innviertel, Oberösterreich

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Wolfgang Friebes]
 3.   Check availability:     buchfreund.de     Link/Print  


        TA., Bassinplatz. "Vorstellung der Nord - Seite beym Bassin in Potsdam".

      - kol. Kupferstich v. A.L. Krüger, datiert 1779, Ausgabe, 1798, 24,5 x 43,5 Selten! - Giersberg/Schendel, Abb. 73. Drescher/Kroll, Nr. 129 und Abb. Nr. 58; Nicht bei Berndt. - Blick auf das Haus "Charlottenstr. 54/55", welches im Auftrag Friedrich II im Jahr 1775, nach ital. Vorbild (Palazzo Salviati von Rainaldi in Rom), erbaut wurde. Links ein Teil der franz. Kirche. - Zu A.L. Krüger (1743-1822): er war in Potsdam vor allem als Architekt (Mitarbeiter von Gontard und Langhans) tätig, aber auch als Zeichenlehrer v. König Friedrich Wilhelm III. - Das Blatt erschien 1798, da oben von alter Hand nummeriert. Weiter Angaben bei Drescher /Kroll, Nr. 129.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
 4.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


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

      London, 1779-1789. 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 new, more portable edition:'?'[…] I have had numerous Applications, and very persuasive Arguments have been urged, by the real Lovers of the Science, for my publishing that Illustration in the present Form; which, besides the very moderate Price to recommend it to Students in general, being published in Octavo, was thought more convenient for the Pocket, when they were visiting the gardens, or ranging the Fields.'Nissen 1374; B. Henrey 1155..

      [Bookseller: Pemberley Natural History Books]
 5.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Decursio Equitum, et Peditum in Funere Imperatoris Antonini Piie [Base of marble and travertine constructed during the pontificate of Pope Benedict XIV for the pedestal of the Antonius Pius column]

      Rome: Gio. Batti. Piranesi, 1779. Copper engraving. Very good condition apart from some overall light soiling, minor foxing, and a few mild water stains in the right margin, one of which slightly extends into the lower right side of the image. Some mild discolouration along the sheet's two creases. This remarkable etching of the base and one of the three decorative reliefs adorning the pedestal of the Antoninus Pius Column is from Piranesi's ''Trofeo o sia Magnifica'. The adopted son of Hadrian, Antoninus Pius was the beneficent and well-loved emperor of Rome from 138-61 AD. After his death, his adopted sons and successors, Lucius Verus and Marcus Aurelius, the nephew of the empress Faustina, erected this commemorative column. It originally stood in the Campus Martius and consisted of a red granite monolith supported by a white marble pedestal decorated with reliefs depicting Antoninus' and Faustina's ascent to heaven, the elaborate ceremonies performed in their honour, and a memorial inscription. Published toward the end of Piranesi's career, 'Trofeo o sia Magnifica' is comprised of three series of plates created between 1774 and 1779 that depict the colossal relief columns of Rome: the Trajan column, the Antonine column (of Marcus Aurelius), and the column of Antoninus and Faustina. With the assistance of Francesco Piranesi, Giovanni Battista's son, and Vincenzo Dolcibene, the three groups of plates were published as a single volume. 'Colonna...di Antonio Pio', the group of plates devoted to the Antoninus Pius Column, was the last of the three series to be completed (circa 1779). Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Venetian architect, draftsman, scholar, archaeologist, and designer, was tremendously influential in the development of neo-classicism. Patronized by both foreign tourists and Italians including Pope Clement XIII, he was internationally renowned for his etchings of the scenery and ruins of classical Rome. Piranesi, the son of a stonemason, was born in 1720 in the village of Mogliano, near Venice. Pursuing an early ambition to become an architect, he was apprenticed to his uncle Matteo Lucchesi, a prominent architect and hydraulic engineer, and then to the Palladian architect Giovanni Scalfurotto. He later studied etching and perspective composition in the workshop of Carlo Zucchi. In 1740, he traveled to Rome where he studied set design with Domenico and Giuseppe Valeriani and engraving with Giuseppe Vasi. Wilton-Ely, Giovanni Battista Piranesi: The Complete Etchings , 715.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
 6.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        GEOGRAFIA MODERNA. 8 Tomos (falto del tomo 3º).

      - Traducido y aumentada con una GEOGRAFÍA NUEVA DE ESPAÑA por Josef Jordan y Frago. Madrid. Imp. Joachin Ibarra. 1779. 18x12 cm. T. I, portada + LXXVI + 256 págs. * T. II, portada + III + 410 págs. Las últimas 10 págs facsimiladas en papel de la época. * T. IV, portada + IV + 366 págs. * T. V, portada + XII + 426 págs. * T. VI, portada + X + 500 págs. * T. VII, portada + X + 479 págs. * T. VIII, portada + VIII + 535 págs. pleno pergamino época, tomo 7 falto de un trocito en el lomo. Muy limpio, buenos márgenes. Faltas: Tomo 2 falto de 10 págs. finales pero facsimiladas en papel de la época. Tomo 8º falto de la portada y VI págs. de índices, y de las págs. 195-196. Tambien reproducidas en papel de la época. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librería Torreón de Rueda]
 7.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Abhandlung von den Arten des Unkrauts auf den Aeckern in Schwaben

      Lübeck, Donatius, 1779. - und dessen Benutzung in der Haushaltung und Arzeneykunst. Nebst einer Zugabe von der Ausrottung desselben und von einigen Werkzeugen zur Reinigung des Saatkorns. Mit 1 gefalteten Tafel, 3 Blatt, 408 Seiten, 16 Blatt, Lederband der Zeit, 17 x 11 cm, Einband leicht berieben, innen etwas gebräunt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat H. Carlsen]
 8.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        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, 1774-1779. - Twenty-eight separate imprints, paginations included in the individual listings below. 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 PAS

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
 9.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        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. Black and white copper engraving. Large repaired tear (12") from bottom edge, parallel to centerfold. 4" repaired split from bottom in centerfold. Thin, uneven margins. Plate size: 30 1/4 x 22 1/8 inches. This is a fantastic sea chart of the Delaware coast from the 'The Atlantic Neptune' which is universally recognized as one of the most magnificent atlases ever made. This superb sea chart, constructed for the use of the British Navy, shows the major part of the Delaware coast, from Rehobeth to Bombay Hook, as well as the opposing south New Jersey shore. 'The Atlantic Neptune' was the first great marine atlas, and one of the great achievements of eighteenth century cartography. When publication in England began in 1774, it contained over 250 charts and views of the North American and Canadian coasts. The charts were intensely detailed and contained both hydrographical and topographical details. The Neptune was compiled and published for the Royal Navy by Joseph F. W. Des Barres, a Swiss cartographer who joined the Royal American Regiment as a surveyor. Des Barres fought in the French and Indian wars and was enlisted to survey the Canadian coastline. While his fellow surveyor, Samuel Holland charted the New England coast, Des Barres mapped the shoreline of Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and the St. Lawrence River regions. In 1774, Des Barres returned to England where he compiled and published his monumental atlas; his dedication to the project was so strong that he published an updated version of the work every year until 1784. Des Barres' work was so superior to any other contemporary atlas that the maps were used as the standard charts of the East coast for over 50 years. The Neptune remains one of the most important atlases ever printed, its views and maps chart as aspect of the history of North America and now allow us to glimpse this land drastically changed by the passage of time. Snyder, City of Independence , p. 271.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
 10.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        Geschichte der Schiffahrt und Seemacht Groß-Britanniens von den frühesten Zeiten an bis auf das Jahr 1779 - 1. und 2.Band (von 3).

      Leipzig, Schwickertschen Verlag, 1779/1780. 1. Aufl. 2 Bl., 766, 1 Bl.; 2 Bl., 688 Seiten mit zwei Titelkupfer (Liebe Sc) (August Keppel und Lord Anson), 8°, PPbd.d.Z. Einband etwas berieben, Rücken mit kl. Einrissen, etwas altersfleckig, insgesamt guter und sauberer Zustand Schiffahrt, Marine

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Deinbacher]
 11.   Check availability:     buchfreund.de     Link/Print  


        TA., Brock'sche Haus, "Vorstellung der Nord - Seite am Canall, des Brock'schen Hauses in Potsdam".

      - Kupferstich v. A.L. Krüger, dat. 1779, 24,5 x 43,5 Nicht bei Berndt, Märkische Ansichten; Drescher / Kroll, Nr. 182 und Abb. 77. - Selten! 1. Zustand ( Mit Tinte nummeriert "16" ). - Blick auf das Haus "Charlottenstr. 54/55", welches im Auftrag Friedrich II im Jahr 1775, nach ital. Vorbild ( Palazzo Salviati von Rainaldi in Rom ), erbaut wurde. Links ein Teil der franz. Kirche. - Zu A. L. Krüger (1743-1822 ): er war in Potsdam vor allem als Architekt, als Mitarbeiter von Gontard und Langhans, tätig, aber auch als Zeichenlehrer v. König Friedrich Wilhelm III.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
 12.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Theatre de la Guerre en Amerique avec les Iles Antilles

      Paris: Chez Lattre, 1779. Copper-engraved map, printed on two sheets joined, period hand-colouring in outline. Scarce American Revolutionary War map, with early manuscript boundary lines added. "Shows provinces, select towns and cities, forts, Indian villages and tribal territory, and relief. Includes some shoals and banks along the coast, navigational hazards and routes of navigation in the Gulf of Mexico" (Sellers and Van Ee). Bonne first issued this map on two separate sheets in 1771, under the title Partie de l'Amerique Septentrionale . The French involvement in the war prompted much interest in maps of the region and Bonne reissued the map in 1779, as two joined sheets and with a new title as above, to meet that demand. Interestingly, this issue of the map would be published by Jean Lattre, who himself would issue the important first French map of the United States following the Treaty of Peace. This copy with the interesting manuscript addition of boundary lines dividing the United States from Canada in the north and a boundary line along the Red River in the west and dividing Carolina from Florida. Sellers and Van Ee, Maps and Charts of North America and the West Indies 165; McCorkle, New England in Early Printed Maps 779.2.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
 13.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        A Journal of the Honorable House of Representatives of the State of Massachusetts-Bay

      Massachusetts General Court. House of Representatives., Boston 1779 - 44p. A very good copy with a 1/2" closed tear and all pages easily read. Protected in mylar cover. Wednesday, April 7, 1779 to Monday, May 3, 1779. Much on the events regarding General Sullivan as he had received intelligence noting that the Enemy were preparing to attack near Tiverton; the feared attack would possibly come upon not only Rhode Island but Massachusetts itself. Vessels of the British threatened the inhabitants of Nantucket on April 15 and a contingent were proposed to be sent there. Enormous sums were voted for these local battles, empowering militias as well as the regular army to fight the Enemy. Much also on the various vessels that were captured and attempts to obtain the release of the prisoners. On April 26 Paul Revere, Lt-Colonel of the Corps of Artillery wished to sell the cargo of the Minerva so officers could purchase clothing., there is a discussion of selling the goods of the enemy who are enemies of the United States of America.

      [Bookseller: Alcuin Books, ABAA]
 14.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        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: SessaBks, A Division of the Philadelphia]
 15.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Proyecto economico, en que se proponen varias providencias, dirigidas á promover los intereses de España, con los medios y fondos necesarios para su plantificacion: escrito en el año de 1762 Obra postuma. Segunda impression.

      Joachin Ibarra, Madrid 1779 - In-4 de (4)-XXVIII-400 pp., vélin, titre manuscrit sur le dos (reliure de l'époque). Edition originale de second tirage. Chargé d'une mission d'observation par Ferdiand VI, Bernardo Ward a parcouru l'Europe entre 1750 et 1754. Il rédigea son projet économique entre 1756 et 1762 - qui ne fut publié qu'en 1779, dans lequel il souligna l'importance première de l'agriculture dans la richesse des nations, en rapport avec les manufactures et le commerce. La seconde partie traites des colonies espagnoles en Amérique. Ex-libris « Igual. Math. Lib ». Très bon exemplaire. Colmeiro, 401 ; Kress, B.243 ; Palau, 373988 ; Sabin, 101282 ; Einaudi, 5977 ; Goldsmiths?, 11793. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Bonnefoi Livres Anciens]
 16.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  


        EXPOSICIÓN DEL LIBRO DE JOB. Obra (sic) posthuma del Padre Maestro. De la Orden de N. P. S. Agustín, Cathedratico de Escritura en la Universidad de Salamanca. 1ª edición. Prólogo del impresor

      1779 - "Madrid. En la Imprenta de Pedro Marín. 1779. In 4º menor, 11h inclusa portada, 587pp. Marca xilográfica del impresor grabada en portada, capitulares ornamentales y viñetas finales en madera. Encuadernación plena piel española época, tejuelo, lomera cuajada, ruedas doradas en ambos planos, cantos, cortes marmoleados. Falta el grabado con retrato calcográfico de Minguet, un par de errores de paginación, ligera señal de antigua humedad en corte de cabeza a lo largo del ejemplar -más pronunciada al principio y fin- también más pequeña y de menos intensidad en corte pie y sólo afecta a las hojas del principio y final, grieta superfical en en bisagra delantera y parcial de 4 cms en posterior, exlibris estampillado. En general y por lo demás se trata de un sólido y aceptable ejemplar, completo con excelente papel de hilo muy limpio y generosos márgenes, bonita tipografía y una gran impresión. Contiene múltiples notas al texto a pie de página. Obra con rasgos biográficos que muestra un notorio dominio de la lengua, que a juicio de fray Luis no era "dura ni pobre, sino de cera para los que la saben tratar", suma de las tradiciones bíblica y agustiniana y del neoplatonismo renacentista, primero traducido por fragmentos en prosa, luego comentado y por último vertido en verso al final de cada capítulo. Tardó veinte años en terminarla, la empezó en la cárcel y la concluyó poco antes de morir. Luis de León, O.S.A. 1527-1591. CCPB000059613-2. [PRIMERA EDICION]" [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MIMO Libros]
 17.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  


        Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon... 2 in 3 Bde. Zürich, Orell, Geßner, Fueßli u. Comp., 1779-1816. 2 Bll., 849 S. (recte 847); 2 Bll., 1190 S.; 1 Bl., S. 1191-1588 u. 2 Bll., 95 S. u. 2 Bll., S. 1589-4057 (recte 2257). Mit einer mehrfach gefalteten Stammtafel. Fol. Geflammte Hldr.-Bde. d. Zt. m. je 2 goldgepr. RSch. (etw. bestoßen).

       1779 \'... oder: Kurze Nachricht von dem Leben und den Werken der Mahler, Bildhauer, Baumeister, Kupferstecher, Kunstgiesser, Stahlschneider etc. Nebst angehängten Verzeichnissen der Lehrmeister und Schüler, auch der Bildnisse, der in diesem Lexikon enthaltenen Künstler\' (Untertitel).- Vgl. Brunet II, 1419 u. Graesse II, 644 (beide erwähnen nur eine unveränderte 2. Aufl. v. 1811).- Zweite, erweiterte Auflage dieses geschätzten Nachschlagewerks, von J.R. Füssli begonnen und von seinem Sohn fortgesetzt.- Der 95-seitige Anhang zu Raffael (Raphaelo Sanzio) befindet sich in Band 2.2 zwischen den Seiten 1588 und 1589.- Stellenweise leicht stockfleckig. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Schramm]
 18.   Check availability:     buchfreund.de     Link/Print  


        GIBRALTAR: VUË DE LA MONTAGNE DE GIBRALTAR ET DE LA LIGNE ESPAGNOLE AVEC ALGESIRAS ET DU DETROIT, COME AUSSI DE LA COTE DE L'AFRIQUE.

      - This rare and highly attractive view depicts the entire peninsula during the Great Siege of Gibraltar (1779 -83), when ‘The Rock’s’ British garrison successfully held out against a succession of massive French and Spanish forces. The view is taken from a westerly perspective and is somewhat stylized and intentionally not to scale so as to augment its artistic effect. The view is nevertheless extremely detailed and captures the entire area from Algeciras, in the west, up to La Línea de la Concepción, in the north, and down to include the northern tip of Morocco, in the south. Innumerable building in the town of Gibraltar and The Rock’s intricate fortifications are clearly detailed, while numerous ships, enforcing the Spanish-French blockade, ply the bay in the foreground. A key, provided in duplicate in both French and German, identifies 30 key sites and edifices by number. The view was issued by the prominent Augsburg printer Johann Michael Probst (1759 -1809) and evinces the vibrant original colour scheme that was a signature of contemporary views published in Southern Germany. Probst dedicated the view to one of his key patrons, Beda Angehrn (1725 – 1796), the Prince-Abbot of St. Gallen, Switzerland. The Great Siege of Gibraltar (1779 – 1783). Historian Edward Rose rightly called Gibraltar "one of the most densely fortified and fought-over places in Europe". Gibraltar was once a key Moorish fortress, named Gebel al-Tariq (‘The Rock of Tariq’), named after the great Arab warrior who invaded Iberia in the 8th Century AD. In the early 14th Century it was conquered by the Castilians and became a Spanish base. In 1704, the British Royal navy seized Gibraltar, and in spite of a Spanish siege in 1727, British had managed to retain ‘The Rock’ ever since. During the American Revolutionary War (1775-1783), France and Spain, who were close allies, joined the war against the British on the American side (in 1778 and 1779 respectively. On 12 April 1779, the two nations signed the Treaty of Aranjuez wherein they agreed to aid one another in recovering lost territory from Britain (including Gibraltar). On June 24, 1779 a Spanish force of 13,700 troops began to besiege Gibraltar, constantly testing its defenses and imposing a blockade, along both land and sea. The Spaniards knew that storming The Rock would be difficult, so they hoped that they could ‘starve out’ the British, forcing them to surrender due to lack of supplies. At the time Gibraltar was garrisoned by around 7,500 British troops, commanded by General George Augustus Elliot. While the peninsula was able to grow little food, the British had stored up vast quantities of imperishable, like salt beef and fish, as it was always known that the siege was a possibility. However, what nobody, on either side, predicted was that the siege would last 3 years and 7 months (from June 24, 1779 to February 7, 1783) – the longest siege in the history of the British Empire! In spite of the best effort of both the Spanish and French navies, the British navy managed to violate the blockade, reliving Gibraltar on three occasions. In the sporting of 1780, Admiral George Rodney broke trough to the besieged base and landed much need provisions, ordnance and 1,000 fresh troops. A year later, Admiral George Darby repeated the feat. Surprised and frustrated by Gibraltar’s resoluteness, the Franc0-Spanish command decided ‘throw the kitchen sink’ at The Rock, and end the spectacle, once and for all. The assembled an astounding force of 63,000 soldiers and sailors and on September 13, 1782 mounted a full on assault upon Gibraltar. To everyone’s amazement, Gibraltar’s defenses held firm, and the attacks were never able to make a break through. In October 1782, British Admiral Richard Howe arrived with a large force, which discouraged any further attacks upon Gibraltar. The Spanish finally lifted the siege on February 7, 1783. The war ended shortly thereafter, and Gibraltar had remained a British possession e

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Dasa Pahor]
 19.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        AN IMPARTIAL HISTORY OF THE WAR IN AMERICA; FROM ITS FIRST COMMENCEMENT, TO THE PRESENT TIME; TOGETHER WITH THE CHARTERS OF THE SEVERAL COLONIES, AND OTHER AUTHENTIC INFORMATION

      Newcastle upon Tyne, 1779. Contemporary calf. Corners bumped and lightly worn, spines lightly worn. Minor toning, but internally clean. Very good. First uniform edition, having been issued in parts as three volumes in 1778-80. An important contemporary history of the Revolution, notable for the portraits of key figures. Sabin notes: "The author's political principles were democratic in sentiment, and it is a little doubtful whether his history IS 'impartial.' The...portraits are of much interest...." This includes the first 48pp. of the third volume, which was issued in parts; the third volume is quite rare.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
 20.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        PROYECTO ECONÓMICO, en que se proponen varias providencias, dirigidas á promover los intereses de España, con los medios y fondos necesarios para su planificación.

      Madrid: D. Joachin Ibarra, Impresor de Cámara de S. M, .- 1779 - 2 h., XXVIII- 400p., 22 x 15 cm.- Plena piel con nervios. El libro fue escrito en 1762, su autor era miembro del Consejo de S.M. y su Ministro de la Real Junta de Comercio y Moneda. Es una obra póstuma en segund edición. Muy buen estado de coservación. Sello del anterior dueño en parte superior derecha de página I. Economía Historia España

      [Bookseller: Auca Llibres Antics / Robert Pérez]
 21.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  


        Fastorum anni Romani a Verrio Flacco ordinatorum reliquiae ex marmorearum tabularum fragmentis praeneste nuper eoffossis ..

      Rom, Benedicti Francesii 1779.Mit gestochenem Frontispiz - Porträt, je 1 gestochenem Titel und Zwischentitel mit breiter Bordüre mit Illustrationen, 10 gestochenen Vignetten, 2 gestochenen Initialen, 1 gefalt. Blatt und 6 (2 gefalteten) Kupfertafeln. 2 Bl., XX, 104 S., 12 Bl. paginiert 105 - 116, S. 117 - 143. Dekorativer HLdr. d. Zt. mit reicher Rückenverg. 41 x 29 cm. Schweiger II, 1135; Nicht bei Cicognara. - Erste Ausgabe. Prachtvolles, der Kaiserin Maria Theresia gewidmetes, römisches Barockbuch über eine Schrift des lateinischen Grammatikers M. Verrius Flaccus, eine sakralrechtliche Kommentierung des römischen Kalenders, von der Exzerpte in den Praenestiner Fasten überliefert sind. - Etwas berieben. Schönes Exemplar! Bitte um Beachtung: Wir sind bis einschließlich 14.01.2016 im Urlaub, der Versand Ihrer Bestellung erfolgt am 15.01. - Please note: Until Jan. 14th we are on holidays, ordered items will be mailed at Jan. 15th. Bücher la

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
 22.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


        Olavides. Heraugegeben und mit einigen Anmerkungen über Duldung und Vorurteile begleitet.

      Kopenhagen. Godich.1779. 1. Auflage. 16,5 x 10,5 cm. 3 Bll., 226 S. Pappband d. Zeit mit Rsch. u. roten Buchschnitt. Etwas fleckig u. teils mit kl. Wurmfr., Rücken aufgehellt. August Adolph von Hennings (* 19. Juli 1746 in Pinneberg; † 17. Mai 1826 in Rantzau) war ein dänisch-schleswig-holsteinischer Politiker und Publizist und Schriftsteller der Aufklärungszeit der „eigentliche Apostel der Aufklärung in den Herzogtümern“.Unter Johann Friedrich Struensee erhielt Hennings 1770 sein erstes Amt als Verwalter von Antvorskov Sogn bei Slagelse auf Seeland und wenig später den Rang eines „Wirklichen Kammersekretärs“ in Kopenhagen. Nach Struensees Sturz 1772 reiste er mit der dänischen Gesandtschaft nach Berlin an der Hof Friedrichs II. , wo er sich mit Moses Mendelssohn anfreundete, und Dresden. 1776 kehrte er nach Kopenhagen zurück, wo er bis 1783 bis zum Kammerherrn aufstieg. Er wurde mit der Überwachung der Industrie beauftragt. Obwohl er mit Ove Høegh-Guldbergbefreundet war, erhielt er wegen seiner radikal aufklärerischen Gedanken kein höheres Staatsamt als das eines Mitglieds des Kommerzkollegiats, dem Schimmelmann vorstand. Ab 1780 führte Ernst Schimmelmanns durch seine mit Friedrich Karl Reventlow verheiratete Schwester Julia von Reventlow motivierte Zuwendung zum politisch konservativen und theologisch orthodoxen Emkendorfer Kreis zur Entfremdung der Freunde. Hennings wandte sich der Schriftstellerei zu. 1780, im selben Jahr, in dem er Eleonore von Krabbe (1761-1847), die Tochter des dänischen Marineministers Frederic Michael Krabbe, heiratete, veröffentlichte er sein - nach einigen Schriften zur Nationalökonomie erstes Werk, das Versepos Olavides, in dessen Anhang Hennings die Grausamkeit der Eroberung Südamerikas durch die Spanier und der Inquisition dort mit dem fortschrittlichen Kontinentalkongress der Neuenglandstaaten verglich. Gegen dieses Buch erhob sich Protest seitens der Kirche. (Quelle Wikipedia).; - Mit 3 gestoch. Titelvignette, ohne das Frontispiz. - Besitzvermerk ausgeschnitten auf flieg. Vorsatz, wenige Seiten leicht fleckig, sonst sauberes Exemplar. Versand D: 6,00 EUR 18. Jahrhundert; Literaturwissenschaft, Deutsche Literatur; Erstausgaben

      [Bookseller: P.u.P. Hassold OHG]
 23.   Check availability:     buchfreund.de     Link/Print  


        LETTERS TO A NOBLEMAN ON THE CONDUCT OF THE WAR IN THE MIDDLE COLONIES

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

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
 24.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Unterricht in der natürlichen Magie, oder zu allerhand belustigenden und nützlichen Kunststücken, völlig umgearbeitet von Johann Christian Wiegleb. Erster bis dritter Band, mit Kupfern. Fortgestzt von Gottfried Ehrich Rosenthal, mit einer Vorrede von Johann Christian Wiegleb.

      Berlin - Stettin, Friedr. Nicolai, 1779 - 1789. 2 Bde. IV + 68 + 416 + 10, 16 n.n. + 406 + 12, 28 n.n. + 400 + 6 S. Priv. Hld. der Zeit, auf fünf Bünden u. mit RSchild. Drei Bände in zwei Büchern. Mit 9 Kupfern (Bd. 1), 14 Kupfern (Bd. 2) und 17 (recte 16) Kupfern (Bd. 3). - Die natürliche Magie. - Reihentitel fehlt in Bd. 1, hds. Notizen auf den 2 letzten Leerseiten des Bd. 1, St. a. T. (Bd. 1), Besitzsign. a. T. (Bd. 2), leicht stockfleckig, geringfügig wasserrandig, Tafeln (Bd. 3) unfachmännisch eingenäht, jedoch keine Verluste oder Beschädigungen. Leichte Gbrsp. der Zeit. - Wiegleb (1732 - 1800), von Beruf Apotheker und Chemiker, beschäftigte sich auch oder vorallem im al-chemistischen Bereichen. Er überarbeitete Martius` \"Magia naturalis\", das soviel Begeisterung hervorrief, das es sich in der Auflage 1786 bis 1805 zu einer 20bändigen Reihe auswuchs. Die Kupfer zeigen u.a. elektrisch bewegte Gegenstände, optische Tricks, eine Laterna Magica und auch eine Nebelmaschine. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Zauberkunst

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Weinek]
 25.   Check availability:     buchfreund.de     Link/Print  


        [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM ARTHUR LEE TO L(?).W. STOCKTON]

      Paris, 1779. Quarto. Some foxing. Very good. Arthur Lee, diplomatist and statesman of the Revolutionary and Federal periods, was sent to France in 1776 as one of three commissioners to negotiate a treaty with France and to solicit aid, one of the other commissioners being Benjamin Franklin. At the time he wrote this letter, Lee was commissioned to the court of Spain, but still resided in Paris. This letter is apparently a response to correspondence from Stockton concerning problems with an unnamed printer. "If some one had not been tutoring him, he would not have varied from his first account, & upon the whole I cannot but think M. Dumas knows more of it than he ought to do." He remarks: "You mentiond [sic] Mr. Sayre's arrival. I should be glad to hear, where he has been, what account he gives of things in the north, and what are his views." This certainly is a reference to Stephen Sayre, a patriot who was committed to the Tower of London for a time and afterward forced to leave England. He was then employed by Benjamin Franklin on some important missions and was his private secretary for a period. In 1777, Arthur Lee appointed Sayre secretary of his mission to Berlin, but the two had a falling out and separated. Early in 1779, Sayre went to Stockholm, then returned to Paris before going to Russia. In closing this letter, Lee conveys a letter of introduction for Stockton to use when meeting Col. William Fitzhugh in Maryland (not present here).

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
 26.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Collection of Twenty-eight Revolutionary War Period Connecticut Session Laws, including a Resolution Approving the U.S. Declaration of Independence in October 1776]

      1779 - Twenty-eight separate imprints, paginations included in the individual listing below. 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 the 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. The Revolutionary War Laws of Connecticut 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 the years 1775 and 1776. Ev [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
 27.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Washington's chief secretary writes from West Point less than a week after Anthony Wayne's successful capture of Stony Point

      n.p., July 2, 1779. 8.25" x 13.25". "Autograph Letter Signed, ""Robt: H: Harrison,"" 1 page, 8.25"" x 13.25"", [West Point] July 22, 1779, addressed in his hand on the integral transmittal leaf to ""Colo [Clement] Biddle,"" and marked ""Private."" Light toning to folds, small loss from seal tear (clear of text), else very good condition.Harrison writes in full (with period spellings retained without comment): ""Will you be so obliging as to forward the inclosed letter [not present] from Mrs Moylan. It contains a Letter from Colo [Stephen] Moylan. Your Opportunities to Middle Brook on the Raritan [River] are more frequent than mine. I must also request that you will have the Inclosed [not present] for Colo Thompson delivered. About Eight months ago I had a Trunk purchased at Philadelphia and have never been able to get it. By a letter form Peter Gordon, Esq. Q. M. of the 8th Instant I am informed - that he had sent it by 'Mr Cahills Brigade'. I have taken the liberty to requested Colo Thompson to make inquiry about the Trunk - and send it to your care. I rely upon your friendship to excuse this liberty and to forward the Trunk to me.""Unbeknownst to Harrison, Colonel Stephen Moylan was then stationed around Pound Ridge, New York. Several days after Harrison forwarded on Mrs. Moylan's letter, her husband was hurrying to Norwalk, Connecticut to counter British and Loyalist raiding parties that attacked and burned the town on July 11, 1779. The raid was part of a series of attacks against the Connecticut town led by loyalist William Tryon, designed to lure Washington's army away from its strong position on Hudson River and allow the British forces at Stony and Verplank's Point to move further north. Washington did not take the bait, and the successful capture of Stony Point by Anthony Wayne on July 16 essentially scuttled Sir Henry Clinton's plans for the Campaign of 1779."

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
 28.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Portrait Johann Ernst Kroll. Farbige Kreidezeichnung mit Weißhöhungen, lose hinter marmorierter ovaler Papier-Einfassung.

      Ende 18. Jh. - 29 x 23 cm. Portrait des Münzmeisters Kroll (auch Croll), der von 1779 bis 1804 in Dresden als Kurfürstlicher Sächsischer Münzmeister tätig war. - Versandkosten auf Anfrage. Sprache: Deutsch

      [Bookseller: Kunstantiquariat Joachim Lührs]
 29.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        THE NEW UNIVERSAL TRAVELLER. CONTAINING A FULL AND DISTINCT ACCOUNT OF ALL THE EMPIRES, KINGDOMS, AND STATES, IN THE KNOWN WORLD

      London, 1779. Folio. Contemporary speckled calf, neatly rebacked in matching style, spine gilt, leather label. Some very minor foxing, but generally quite clean internally. Very good. An illustrated account of the cultures of the world, including a significant section on North and South America, with profiles of individual American states. The work is notable for its maps and plates. Many of the plates show the costumes of the various peoples. Those for America show a woman "of the interior parts of North America" and "Esquimaux Indians kindling a fire." Also depicted are Chilean and Peruvian costume, and a plate showing "The manner of catching wild cattle in Chili." There are individual maps of North and South America and the West Indies as well as other parts of the world. Jonathan Carver (1710-80) was born in Weymouth, Massachusetts, raised in Connecticut, and spent most of his adult years in western Massachusetts. He distinguished himself through his service in the French and Indian War, and in 1766-67 undertook to explore Great Britain's newly-won lands around the Upper Mississippi River, partly with a mind to seeking a route to the Pacific Ocean. Carver spent the 1770s in London, petitioning the crown for compensation for his explorations and seeking to publish the journal of his travels. Carver's TRAVELS THROUGH THE INTERIOR PARTS OF NORTH AMERICA was published in London in 1778 and was immediately popular, appearing in several editions. Despite this, Carver died penniless in London in 1780. His TRAVELS... is usually considered the first reliable account in English of the country west of the Great Lakes. APPLETON'S CYCLOPAEDIA notes that Carver sold his name to THE UNIVERSAL TRAVELLER..., rather than compiling the work himself.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
 30.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Das Landtsfürstliche Schloß samt dem Markt Riedt. Kupferstich aus F. F. Schrötter ?Topographie oder kurze Beschreibung desjenigen Distrikts der bayerischen Lande, welche. Österreich. in Besitz genommen hat.? Wien, Kurzböck 1779, 23 x 33 cm

      - Nebehay-W. 669 / 14.- Das Werk erschien anläßlich der Besitznahme des Innviertels durch Österreich nach dem Teschner Frieden von 1779.-

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Müller]
 31.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews, and his Friend Mr Abraham Adams. Written in Imitation of The Manner of Cervantes, Author of Don Quixote.

      printed by J. Fr. Valade, Paris 1779 - 2 vol. in-12 (14 x 8.5cm) de XVI-262-(8) pp. ; (4)?268-(8) pp., maroquin citron souple, dos lisses ornés de caissons et de fleurons dorés, pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge, roulette d?encadrement dorée sur les plats, coupes guillochées, dentelle intérieure, tranches dorées (reliure de l'époque). Rare édition de ce roman de Fielding imprimé à Paris en langue anglaise. Parfaite reliure en maroquin souple.

      [Bookseller: Bonnefoi Livres Anciens]
 32.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Allgemeine Historie der Natur nach allen ihren besonderen Theilen abgehandelt. Zehnten Theils Erster [und zweiter] Band. Buffons Naturgeschichte der Vögel [3. und 4. Band].

      Lzg, Heinsius 1779; EA; kl.-4°; (4) 190 (10), (14) 202 (12) S. mit jeweils gest. Titelvignette und insgesamt 55 Kupfertafeln; HLdr d. Zt. mit Rückenschild (leicht best. und ber., Vorsätze etwas fleckig, sonst nur gelegentlich geringfügig braunfleckig) Enthält die \"Das Hahn- und Hühnergeschlecht\" und \"Vögel, welche mit Auerhühnern, Haselhühnern und Rothhühnern Gleichheit haben\" (erster Teil) und im zweiten Teil Fasanenvögel und Verwandte, Rebhühner und Verwandte, Wachteln und Verwandte sowie \"Das Taubengeschlecht\" mit zahlreichen Verwandten. Mit detailreichen, großen Kupferstiche! Versand D: 5,00 EUR Geflügel; Hühner; Tauben

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Hilbert Kadgien]
 33.   Check availability:     buchfreund.de     Link/Print  


        Stadtplan, "Grund-Riß der Königlichen Residenz Potsdam".

      - Kupferstich ( anonym ) b. Nicolai, 1779, 21 x 38,8 Nicht bei Drescher/Kroll.- Früher Plan von Potsdam mit Sanssouci. Unten links Erklärungen zum Plan in deutscher Sprache, unter dem Plan Erklärungen in franz. Sprache. - Mit alten Längs- und Querfalten.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
 34.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  


        Populorum et Regum Numi veteres inediti.

      - Vindobonae, Rudolphum Graefferum, 1779, 26 x 21 cm., p.e. algo gastada principalmente por las puntas, 2 h. + 256 págs. + VII láminas plegadas con numerosas monedas + 4 h. NUMISMÁTICA

      [Bookseller: Librería Anticuaria Antonio Mateos]
 35.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Les Amours Pastorales de Daphnis et Chloe. escrites en grec par Longus, & translatées en françois par Jacques Amyot.

      London 1779 ( Ohne Verlagsangabe, als Verlagsort ist *Londres* angegeben. In französischer Sprache ) 2 n.n. Blätter, 182 Seiten mit gestochenem Frontispiz und 29 Kupfertafeln. Goldgeprägter Ganzlederband der Zeit mit umlaufenden Goldfileten, umlaufendem Goldschnitt und farbigem goldgeprägtem Rückenschildchen auf dem schmalen Einbandrücken sowie marmorierten Vorsatzpapieren, 8° ( 22 x 17 cm ). Einband etwas berieben, Ecken und Kanten etwas bestoßen, der schmale Einbandrücken zum oberen Kapital hin etwas angeplatzt und etwas ausgefranst sowie mit Rest eines alten Bibliothekschildchens. Innen längere handschriftliche Notiz in Bleistift auf dem Vorsatz ( entfernbar ), Besitzvermerk. Innen die Kupfertafeln mit kleiner handschriftlicher Nummerierung in Bleistift in der rechten oberen Ecke ( entfernbar ). Wenige Seiten gering fleckig bzw. gering stockfleckig, die schönen Kupfertafeln meist nur am Außenrand gering stockfleckig. Einige Seiten etwas angeknickt. Druck auf Büttenpapier. - selten - ( Gewicht 650 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Longus, Daphnis, Chloe, Ganzlederband, Leder, Londres, Jacques Amyot, Google

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Friederichsen]
 36.   Check availability:     buchfreund.de     Link/Print  


        [THREE MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENTS, ALL ON A SINGLE SHEET OF PAPER, RELATING TO PAY FOR NATHANIEL SNOW AND HIS MILITIA DURING THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, SIGNED BY ROBERT TREAT PAINE AND MAJOR GENERAL HORATIO GATES]

      Raynham, Ma, 1779. Lightly silked. Paper darkened and stained. Writing on verso a bit faint. Good. In a half morocco and cloth folding box, spine gilt. An interesting group of documents relating to the Revolutionary War service of Captain Nathaniel Snow's militia, signed by Robert Treat Paine (a signer of the Declaration of Independence) and by Revolutionary War Major General Horatio Gates. The verso of the sheet contains "A Pay Abstract of Capt. Nath'l. Snow's Company of Militia," listing the names and ranks of the fifty- eight men in the militia, their time served, and the pay due them. It is attested to by Snow and dated March 15, 1779 at Raynham, Massachusetts. At the top of the recto of the sheet is an attestation that the information on the recto "is just and true." This attestation, also dated March 15, 1779, is signed by Robert Treat Paine as justice of the peace. Below the attestation on the recto is a letter dated at Providence on May 31, 1779, instructing Benjamin Stelle, deputy Pay Master General of the Army in the State of Rhode Island, to pay Nathaniel Snow $404 for his militia's service. This letter is signed by Major General Horatio Gates. Robert Treat Paine (1731-1814) was one of the five Massachusetts delegates to the Continental Convention who signed the Declaration of Independence. Born in Boston, a graduate of Harvard, Paine was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 1757. One of Paine's earliest and most celebrated trials came when the town of Boston hired him as one of the prosecuting attorneys for the Boston Massacre trials, in opposition to John Adams. Paine was elected to the provincial assembly in 1770, and chosen delegate (along with John and Samuel Adams, Elbridge Gerry, and John Hancock) to the Continental Congress of 1774 and 1776. Horatio Gates (ca. 1727-1806) was a British-born army officer who served with General Braddock during the French and Indian War. He was part of the ill-fated Braddock Expedition (along with George Washington) to capture Fort Duquesne in and retake the Ohio Valley in 1755. When the Revolutionary War broke out, Gates offered his services to Washington, and was in command of the Northern Department at the Battle of Saratoga in 1777, an important victory for the Continental Army. His signature is scarce.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
 37.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        [AUTOGRAPH DOCUMENT, SIGNED BY CHARLES THOMSON AS SECRETARY OF CONGRESS, REGARDING THE CAPTURE OF SAVANNAH]

      [Philadelphia], 1779. Folio. Old fold lines. Minor wear and light soiling, several small reinforcements on verso. About very good. Autograph extract from the minutes of the Continental Congress, signed by Charles Thomson who served as Secretary to the Continental Congress during its existence (1774-89). In the document, which is an extract from the minutes of Congress, Congress reacts to the capture of Savannah by the British. Upon learning that Savannah had been occupied by the British on Dec. 29, 1778, and that the new capital of Augusta was being attacked by a combined force of British regulars and American Loyalists, Congress ordered an immediate consultation with General Washington. "Ordered, That the intelligence received from Georgia and South Carolina be referred to the committee appointed to confer with commander in chief; that they immediately confer thereon with the general and report such resolutions as they may think necessary to be passed for the defence of those states." To this order, Thomson has appended the following note: "The papers are at the board of war having been referred to them yesterday for certain purposes." Ironically, Augusta would fall to the British the very day this order was adopted. Savannah was occupied by the British until July 1782.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
 38.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Catalogo delle Storie particolari Civili ed Ecclesiastiche delle Città e de' Luoghi d'Italia, le quali si trovano nella domestica Libreria dei Fratelli Coleti in Vinegia.

      xii (the first leaf, a blank, is not present), 328 pp. Large 4to, 19th-cent. half-cloth & marbled boards. [Venice]: Stamperia degli Stessi, 1779. First edition of the "rare" (Taylor) catalogue of the Coleti collection; this is the first catalogue of a private library devoted to Italian local history and includes histories of cities, towns, and small localities and remains of considerable value. Arranged alphabetically under the localities, it has an extensive index of authors which makes it easy to consult. The collection had been started many years before by the scholar Niccolo Coleti (1681-1765), the uncle of Niccolo (d. 1812) and his relative Giovanni Antonio (d. 1818), who were all members of a prominent Venetian family of printers and booksellers which also produced excellent scholars. About 3000 books are listed and each contains information concerning typography, illustration, format, etc. Many of the books are accompanied by valuable annotations. The collection was sold by the heirs in 1834 to the bookseller Gaetano Canciani who, in turn, sold it to "una casa patrizia inglese" (see Ottino & Fumagalli). A note in another copy we have inspected reveals the buyer: Sir Richard Rawlinson Vyvyan, eighth Baronet (1800-79), of Trelowarren, Cornwall, a Tory politician, scientist, and philosopher, who formed a "most choice library."-ODNB. Very good copy. Bookplate of A.R.A. Hobson. ❧ Besterman 3233. Gustave Brunet, Dictionnaire de Bibliologie Catholique, col. 630-"Ouvrage importante pour la bibliographie des historiens de l'Italie." Nicolini 88. Ottino & Fumagalli 4043-"ricchissima raccolta." Taylor, Book Catalogues, p. 136-"a remarkable library...rare." .

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc.]
 39.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Infinitinomii dignitatum Exponentis Indeterminati. Historia, Leges ac Formulae. Accessit Methodus Potentiarum problematis solvendis quamplurimis accomodata et Serierum ab evolutione factorum quotcunque oriundum genesis

      Gottingae, Dietrich, 1779. - in-4. XXII. 180pp. Demi basane, dos lisse orné (Reliure ancienne). Edition en partie originale de cet ouvrage sur le calcul différentiel, son histoire et le rôle des grands mathématiciens: Leibnitz, de Moivre, Bernouilli, Euler, etc. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librería Comellas]
 40.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  


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

      Weimar 1779. 1. Aufl. 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. OHalbleder auf 5 Bünden u. Lederecken m. Rückenschild u. Rückenvergold. 17x11 cm. - 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. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Literatur, Zeitschrift

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat im Kloster]
 41.   Check availability:     buchfreund.de     Link/Print  


        INNVIERTEL. - Topographie oder kurze Beschreibung desjenigen Distrikts der bayerischen Lande, welchen das durchlauchtigste Erzhaus von Oesterreich Kraft der mit Kuhrpfalz zu Teschen geschlossenen Konvention in Besitz genommen hat.

      Joseph Edlen von Kurzböck,, Wien, 1779 - 26,5 x 20,4 cm. 8 Bl., 64 S., 12 Bl. Mit 4 gestoch. Vignetten (einschließlich der Titelvignette), 21 gefalt. Kupfertafeln und 1 mehrf. gefalt. kolor. Kupferkarte. Nebehay/Wagner 669; Wurzbach XXXII, 10; Lentner 8388; Pfister I, 4315: "Rar!". - Topographie des österreichischen Innviertels, das bis 1779 bayerisch war. Mit schönen, großformatigen Ansichten von Altheim, Aurolzmünster, Braunau, Katzenberg, Mattighofen, Ranshofen, Reichersberg, Ried, Schärding, Suben und Wildshut usw. Die Tafeln sind getreue Nachstiche der Ansichten aus Wenings Topographie, Rentamt Burghausen. Die gesuchte Karte farbfrisch und gut erhalten - Einbandetwas bestoßen und angeschmutzt, Rücken etwas lädiert. Anfangs Wurmgänge im unteren weißen Rand, sonst ein wohlerhaltenes Exemplar dieses seltenen Ansichtenwerkes. - "Sehr selten" (Lentner).

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
 42.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Historische und Biographische Schilderungen aus der ältern und neuern Helvetischen Kirchen- und Gelehrten- Geschichte herausgegeben als Neujahrsgeschenke an die Zürchersche Jugend von der Gesellschaft der Chorherren in Zürich. No. 1?40.

      Zürich, o.V. 1779?1818. - 40 Hefte in 1 Band. Gr.-8°. Je ca. 6?12/15 SS. 40 gest. Tafeln in Kupferradierung (cpl.), H. 18/1796 (Scheuchzer) mit zusätzl. 4 gest. Illustrationen a. 2 Tfn. Kart.?Sammeleinband um 1820 (marmoriert, etwas bestossen, berieben u. beschabt, Papierrückenschild fragmentiert). Seiten unterschiedlich etwas stockfleckig, gelegentlich marginal etwas feuchtigkeitsrandig (eher wenig gravierend, Tafeln/Darstellungen jeweils kaum tangiert). Alters- u. Lagerungs-, weniger eigentliche Gebrauchsspuren. Gesamthaft in weiten Teilen recht sauberes, sehr ordentliches Exemplar. 1.?40. Neujahrsblatt, mit etwas variierenden Titeln: Geschenk an die [sittsame und] lernbegierige Züricherische [Zürcherische] Jugend auf das Neujahr [1779?1818]. Von der Gesellschaft [der Herren Gelehrten] auf der Chorherren [Chorherrenstube]. Publiziert unter dem zitierten Sammeltitel; gest. Titelblatt mit eingedruckter Sammelfolge (?No. 1?40, Ao. [Anno] 1779?1818?), welche der Ausgabe von 1818 beigegeben worden war (Horner, p. 6). ? Anonym und ohne spezifische Titel erschienen; die Tafeln teilweise mit gest. Titel anfänglich zur Ausgabe, später zur Darstellung, grösserenteils mit Angaben zu Stecher/Zeichner. Vgl. dazu auch Brun (SKL). ? Barth (passim); Rohr / [Fries] 145?184; ZB u. UB Zürich (UBZ) mit Auflistungen der Autoren und abgeleiteten Kurztiteln; Horner p. 6 f. für die Ausgaben 1801?1818. ? ?Diese Kollektion von spezieller humanistischer Tendenz und vornehmlich mit Biographien, bringt zunächst Darstellungen aus der Reformationszeit. Später behandelt sie die zürcherische Gelehrtengeschichte und das hiesige Bildungswesen. Die meisten der gebotenen Lebensbilder bringen liebevolle Nachzeichnungen aus der Jugend und [dem] Leben der Beschriebenen. Dargelegt werden jeweils die bestimmenden Ereignisse und Einflüsse auf die Lebensbahn, worunter der Unterricht und die Ausstrahlung grosser Lehrer und Menschen, wie auch der Umwelt, eine Rolle spielen. Von den in Zürich vorhanden gewesenen und teilweise noch jetzt bestehenden Schul- und Studieneinrichtungen ist immer wieder die Rede.? (Fries, p. 15). ?? Enthält (Autor u. Titel/Inhalt nach UBZ, Tfn. teilw. nach Rohr/Fries) :Heft 1 ?Liebe Knaben und Töchter? (Eröffnungsheft; anonym; gem. Rohr/Fries Leonhard Usteri; Tf.: Torbogen mit Blick auf Zürich mit Grossmünster) / H. 2 (Joh. Jak. Hottinger: Thomas Platter; Tf.: ev. Schnurdreherei) / H. 3 (Joh. Heinr. Füssli: Heinrich Bullinger und Hans Rudolf Lavater; Tf.: Bullinger u. Lavater, dazwischen ein jugendlicher Zuhörer) / H. 4 (Hans Caspar Hirzel: Conrad Gessner; Tf.: ?Gessners Denkmal im [alten] Botanischen Garten?) / H. 5 (Felix Nüscheler: Jakob Wiesendanger oder Keporinus [Ceporinus]; Tf.: Gelehrte an Tisch unter Bäumen) / H. 6 (Rud. Rahn: Ulrich Zwingli an Gerold Meyer von Knonau; Tf.: Zwingli u. Gerold Meyer an Tisch sitzend) / H. 7 (H. R. Maurer: Aufnahme von den Galeeren befreiter ungarischen Prädikanten in Zürich, 29. Mai 1676; Tf.: Prof. Heidegger empfängt die Geretteten) / H. 8 (J. G. Schulthess: Antistes Johann Jakob Breitinger; Tf.: Empfang des berittenen Antistes) / H. 9 (anonym: Aufnahme von Glaubensflüchtlingen in Zürich nach dem Veltliner Mord; Tf.: Die Flüchtlinge im Hof eines Zürcher Wohnhauses) / H. 10 (Leonh. Usteri: Krankheit und Tod des jungen Leonhard Werdmüller, 1620; Tf.: Der sterbende Jüngling spricht vom Sterbebett zu seinen Angehörigen);H. 11 (Sal. Klauser: Leo Jud,1482-1542; Tf.: Jud im Kreis von Theologen) / H. 12. (anonym: Heinrich Bullinger,1504-1575; Tf.: Bullinger verabschiedet seinen uniformierten Sohn) / H. 13 (Caspar v. Orelli: Aus der Lebensgeschichte Ulrich Zwinglis; Tf.: Zwingli vor der Schlacht bei Kappel) / H. 14 (Joh. Heinr. Schinz: Aus der Jugendgeschichte Rudolf Collins; Tf.: Gruppe mit Ratsherr R. Pfyffer u. Vater Collin vor der Kapellbrücke in Luzern) / H. 15 (Heinr. Hirzel: Johann Heinrich Hottinger, 1620?1667; Tf.: Hottinger ertrinkt in der Limmat) / H. 16 (Heinr. Corrodi: Johann Jacob Zimmermann, 1695?1756, Professor der Theolo [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Franz Kühne Antiquariat und Kunsthandel]
 43.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Der Mensch in seinen verschiedenen Lagen und Ständen für die Jugend geschildert. Mit 50 Kupfer-Tafeln ( Tafelband ).

      Augsburg Joh J Haid 1779 - gest. altkol. Tit. und 50 Kupferstich-Tafeln von Em. Eichel n. Ch. Erhart ( 3 altkol.), 8° (19 x 16,5 cm), neuere HLwd. ( min. ber., Deckelbez. part. l. aufgehellt). HKJL III, 871; Gier-J. 511; nicht b. Wegehaupt. - Einzige Ausgabe. - Seltenes Bilderlehrbuch mit Abbildungen zur Menschheitsgeschichte: von Adam und Eva bis Kriegsführung und Städtebau und eine Vielzahl von Berufsdarstellungen ( 1 bis 4 Abbildungen je Tafel), so u.a. Bäcker, Bierbrauer, Buchdrucker, Färber, Gerber, Koch, Lehrer, Metzger, Müller, Orgelbauer, Papiermacher, Perückenmacher, Tabakfabrik, Uhrmacher, Weinkelter, Zimmermann, Salzherstellung, Zuckerherstellung und Bergbau.- Titel und die Tafeln 1 bis 3 koloriert. Durchgängig fingerfleckig. Einige Tafeln für die Neubindung bis an den Plattenrand oder bis an die Darstellung beschnitten. - Seltenes und vollständiges Tafelwerk mit einem hübschen Bergbau - Exlibris; ohne den Textteil! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
 44.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM STEAM BOAT PIONEER JOHN FITCH TO HIS FRIEND, ROYAL FLINT, ON THE SITUATION OF THE CONTINENTAL ARMY IN NEW YORK]

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

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
 45.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        STATE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, NOVEMBER 10th, 1779...THE COMMITTEE ON THE PETITION OF THE SELECTMEN OF HOLLES...A GENERAL ORDER ISSUE TO ALL THE CONSTABLES IN THE STATE, DIRECTING THEM NOT TO MAKE SALE OF ANY LANDS BELONGING TO PERSONS WHO HAVE ABSENTED THEMSELVES FROM THIS, OR ANY OTHER OF THE UNITED-STATES, AND GONE OVER TO OUR ENEMIES

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

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
 46.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

______________________________________________________________________________


      Home     Wants Manager     Library Search     562 Years   Links     Contact      Search Help      Terms of Service      Privacy     


Copyright © 2018 viaLibri™ Limited. All rights reserved.