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        Raccolta di opuscoli scientifici e letterarj di ch. autori italiani. Tomo primo. (Poi, dal tomo quarto): Raccolta ferrarese di opuscoli scientifici e letterari di ch. autori italiani. Tomo Quarto ( - ventesimo quinto).

      Giuseppe Rinaldi (poi Coleti ) 1779-96 25 voll. leg. in 15, in 8, pp. (16) + 220; (20) + 176; 192 con 1tabella f. t. pi? volte rip. ; XLIV + 256 con 1 tav. f. t.; XIV + 220con 1 tav. f. t.; XIV + (2) + 192 + (2) con 1 tav. f. t.; XII + (2) + 228; (12) + 228 con 1 tav. f. t.; 8 + 200 con 1 tav. f. t.; (8) + 212 con 1 tav. f. t.; (24) + 212 con 3 tavv. f. t. ; XII + 204 con 1 tav f. t. ; XVI + 220; XVIII + 222; VIII + 216; VIII + 208 con 2 tavv. ; VIII + 224; VIII + 232; VI + (2) + 228; VIII + 228 con 1 tav. f. t. ; VIII + 224 + (2) con 1 tabella f. t. ; VIII + 232 con 1 tabella; VIII + 224 con 1 tav. f. t. ; VI + (2) + 232; VI + (2) + 256. P. pg. coeva con tasselli al d. Pochi danni a un volume. Raccolta completa di questa pubblicazione scientifica e letteraria, iniziata nel 1779 dall'Abate Antonio Meloni di Cento, in Ferrara presso lo stampatore Rinaldi. Nel primo anno anno vennero pubblicati tre numeri. L'anno successivo, a partire dal quarto volume, la stampa venne spostata a Venezia, presso il Coleti e pure la direzione venne affidata al figlio di questo, Giandomenico, che pubblic? quattro numeri nel 1780 come anche nel 1781. Uno nel 1782 e nel 1783, due nel 1784 e '85, uno nel 1786, '87, '88 e '89. Dopo una interruzione la stampa riprese nel 1792 e uscirono ancora tre numeri nel 1793, '95 e '96. Molti furono gli argomenti trattati, in particolare le scienze fisiche (Giordano Riccati), l'antiquaria e l'archeologia ma anche il diritto nelle sue tesi pi? avanzate come la pubblicazione?originale della traduzione dell'opera sulla tortura del Seigneux De Correvon. Compaiono anche scritti di donne quali Maria Fortuna, Bianca Saibante Vannetti ecc. Nel 1796 compare uno dei primi saggi sulla pellagra opera di G B. Uccelli. Diamo?un sommario elenco degli articoli: Andres - Lettera sopra una dimostazione el Galileo; Dalla Fabra - Intorno?alle febbri; Andes - ?Dissertazione sopra le cagioni della scarsezza de' progressi delle scienze; Vincenzo Monti? - Prosopopea di Pericle; G. Riccati - Del moto di discesa e di ascendimento dei corpi solidi nei fluidi; Rubbi - Elogio di B. Castiglione; Aff? - Vita del Card. Sforza Pallavicini; G. Riccati - Due generi di resistenza che?nascono dall'inerzia; L. Barbieri - De motu; T. Temanza - Degli Scamilli impari di Vitruvio; Rubbi - La vaniglia; Castellani - Lettere mediche; Seigneux De Corevon - Saggio sopra la tortura;?T. Bonati - Nuova curva isocrona; De Termeyer - Esperienze e riflessioni sulla torpedine; Dionisi - De primi abitanti di Verona; Aff? - Vita di Donna Giulia Gonzaga; Riccati G. - Del moto d'un corpo discendente; Minzoni G. B. - Discorso sullo stato presente del Po di Lombardia; G. F. De Tuschis - Observatio aurorae borealis visae noctis... Senigalliae; Saibante Vannetti Bianca Laura - Lettera intorno alla curiosit? delle donne...; Fortuna Maria - Riflessioni sull'abuso della poesia con alcune sue rime; Minzoni G. B. - Ragionamento intorno vari emergenti che riguardano gli argini dei fiumi e specialmente dell'Arno; Gaeta R. - Lettera all'Abate P. Frisi intorno alla dottrina degli azzardi applicata ai problemi delle probabilit? della vita, pensioni vitalizie ecc.; Trieste P. - Sopra l'agro di Asolo nei bassi tempi ;?Alberti F. - ?Notizie antiche? modene riguardanti Bevagna; G. Coleti - Notae et siglae quae in?nummis et lapidibus apud romanos obtinebant;?Gregori - Riflessioni sopra l'antico porto e fiume della citt? di Aquileia; G. Riccati - Lettera al Sig. Bortolami Prof. di?cembalo e contrappunto; Natali - Dissertazione sopra l'antico fiume Timavo; Alberti - Ragguagli del museo aperto nel 1787 nelle nuove?stanze della residenza del Magistrato di Bevagna; Uccelli - Sopra le osservazioni medico prtiche sulla malattia chiamata pellagra. ITA

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        Oeuvres complettes

      Paris: Chez la veuve Duschene, 1779. Fine. Chez la veuve Duschene, Paris 1779, 8 volumes in-8 (12,5x20cm), civ ; 290pp. (2) et (2) vj ; 471pp. et (4) 466pp. et (4) 468pp. et (4) 456pp. et (4) 479pp. et (4) 472pp. et (4) 523pp., relié. - New expanded the English text for the "best parts" and illustrated with a portrait of the author as a frontispiece by Kneller, decorated and engraved by Marillier Lebeau edition, as well as 17 beautiful figures carved by Dambrun by Marillier, Duflos, Left Godfrey and Al.Plein blond marbled calf contemporary. Back smooth decorated with flower boxes and star motifs and gold, as well as small irons bird parts of title and volume number morocco blond. boards framed triple nets and stars in spandrels. Any marbled. A head cover rugged corner. Despite this minor flaw, very fine copy, very fresh, this beautiful illustré.Édition given by the abbot of La Porte, combining translations from various authors. Pope was both a classic poet (the largest of the first half of the eighteenth) a philosopher noted for his Essay on Man, as well as a novelist: Memory of Martin Scrivelius. The works contain particular critical essays. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition augmentée du texte anglais pour les "meilleures pièces" et illustrée d'un portrait de l'auteur en frontispice par Kneller, orné par Marillier et gravé par Lebeau, ainsi que de 17 belles figures par Marillier gravées par Dambrun, Duflos, Gaucher, Godefroy et Al. Reliure en plein veau blond marbree d'époque. Dos lisses ornés de caissons et motifs floraux et étoilés dorés, ainsi que de petits fers à l'oiseau, pièces de titre et de tomaison de maroquin blond. Plats encadrés de triples filets et d'étoiles en écoinçons. Toute tranches marbrées. Une coiffe de tête accidentée en coin. Malgré ce minime défaut, très bel exemplaire, très frais, de ce bel illustré. Édition donnée par l'abbé de La Porte, réunissant les traductions de divers auteurs. Pope fut à la fois un grand poète classique (le plus grand de la première moitié du XVIIIe) un philosophe remarqué pour son Essai sur l'homme, ainsi qu'un romancier : Mémoires de Martin Scrivelius. Les oeuvres contiennent notamment ses essais critiques.

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        Calcografia della Colonna Antonina Divisa in 150 Tavole... Parte I [-III]

      Rome: Appresso Gaetano Quojani, 1779. First edition, 3 parts in one, oblong 4to, 4; 4; 4pp., 146 engraved plates (complete), cont. half calf, rubbed.

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        Kleiner Beytrag zur näheren Kenntniß des dermaligen Zustandes der brittischen Angelegenheiten in dem Jndostanischen. - Vorgebunden: Reise nach Ostindien. Aus dem Französischen übersetzt und mit einigen Anmerkungen begleitet, von G. F. C. S.

      Danzig, Wedel, 1779 / Fürth, Schad, 1775.. 32; 329 Seiten. Pappband der Zeit.. VD18 11255161 / VD18 14467291. Zwei Werke in einem Band. Erste und einzige Ausgaben. Sehr selten. - Einband berieben, Kanten beschabt. Innen kaum gebräunt. Gut erhalten.

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        The General that carried Washington across the Delaware, approves a rare Revolutionary War date muster roll signed by a future delegate to the 1787 Constitutional Convention

      [Providence], March 12, 1779. 18.5" x 13.25". "Document Signed, ""John Glover B. General,"" 2 pages, 18.5 x 13.25"", [Providence], March 12, 1779, attesting to the veracity of a muster roll for ""Capt. Wm Pierce's Company of Artillery under the Command of Col. John Crane in the Service of the United States for the month of January 1779."" Additionally signed by William Pierce (1753-1789) (""Wm Pierce Capt""). Expected folds and creases with light toning along several, rough margins, expertly laid into a larger sheet and in very good condition.The muster roll documents the names of thirty-eight officers and men of Captain's William Pierce's company of Artillery then stationed in Rhode Island. The muster roll records the name of the soldier, their rank, date of enlistment, years served, as well as general ""Remarks."" From those remarks we learn that Corporal James Alexander, who enlisted in May 1777 was wounded at Monmouth Court House in 1778. The ranks included three ""Gunners,"" who were the best-trained artillerymen in the company. Their assistants were ""Matrosses,"" who assisted the gunners in loading, firing, sponging and other necessary tasks including guarding the equipment. According to the remarks column, several of these men also served as wagoners and gun drivers. The company also included two ""Bombardiers,"" who concerned themselves primarily with preparing ordnance. The company also had one drummer, ""Isaac Freeman"" who enlisted in December 1776. He would remain the company's drummer until 1782 when he was promoted to Matross (Compiled service records of soldiers who served in the American Army during the Revolutionary War, 1775-1783; NARA M881). Washington had ordered John Glover and his brigade to Rhode Island in July 1778 to reinforce General John Sullivan's army that was preparing to attack the British army occupying Newport (GW to Glover, July 23, 1778, George Washington Papers at the Library of Congress). Part of his brigade included John Crane's Continental Artillery Regiment and was present at the Battle of Rhode Island. Soon after writing, Glover begged Washington to allow him to resign so he could see to his personal affairs at home in Marblehead. Congress refused the request, instead allowing the general a furlough. Glover returned to the service later the same year. For the remainder of the war, Glover's brigade was stationed in the Hudson Highlands. Captain William Pierce, suffering from poor health, left the artillery soon after he certified this muster roll and served as an aide-de-camp to General John Sullivan and accompanied the General on his punitive expedition against the Iroquois in upstate New York that summer. After spending a year on furlough at the College of William and Mary, Pierce accepted General Nathanael Greene's invitation to join his staff who was then fighting in the Carolinas. During those campaigns, Pierce proved himself an able aide to the general as well as a leader on the field. He was instrumental in rallying Virginia troops at a critical juncture at the Battle of Hobkirk's Hill, and Greene chose Pierce to carry the news of the Battle of Eutaw Springs to the Continental Congress. Following the war, he settled in Georgia and in 1787 served as a delegate to the Constitutional Convention, where he recorded a valuable series of ""Character Sketches"" of several of the member of the convention. Although he generally agreed with the final document, he was unable to remain in Philadelphia to sign having to attend to unavoidable business matters?"a duel with a merchant that was ultimately prevented by Alexander Hamilton (New Georgia Encyclopedia)."

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        The poetical works EDITION ORIGINALE

      EdinburgEdinburgh: At theApollo Pressby the Martins, 1779. Fine. At theApollo Pressby the Martins, EdinburgEdinburgh 1779, 3 tomes en 3 Vol. in-16 (8x13cm), reliés. - New edition, illustrated with a portrait frontispiece and three headpieces. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Première édition, rare, la plus complète donnée à ce jour et la plus importante édition ancienne, illustrée d'un portrait et de trois frontispices. Cette édition s'intègre à la Bell's édition, the poets of great Britain. Le volume I contient la vie de Donne par Walton, the satires and epithalamions, le 2 the songs, sonnets, divine poems, and epigrams, le 3 the elegies, funeral elegies, letters &c. La première édition collective date de 1633, mais était loin d'être complète, celle-ci contient 208 entrées. Reliure anglaise en plein veau blond d'époque. Dos lisse orné de filets. Pièce de titre de maroquin rouge, tomaison dorée. Petites traces de frottements d'usage. Bel exemplaire, très frais. John Donne est l'un des poètes majeurs de l'Angleterre. Sa poésie que l'on qualifia de manière restreinte de métaphysique (car son oeuvre est très variée : Chansons, satires, poèmes d'amour...) influença encore grandement T.S. Eliot au XXe siècle ; c'est une oeuvre hantée par la mort, et la dualité du corps et de l'âme, même dans les poésies satiriques. Ex-libris aux armes écartelées de Ferguson Tepper, fils aîné. illustre famille polonaise de banquier et d'entrepreneurs.  

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        Storia Delle Arti del Disegno ( Presso gli Antichi di Giovanni Winkelmann.) Tomo I y II.

      Milano 1779 - Roces y fatigas en su encuadernado. Algunas manchas de humedad. Texto íntegro. WE SEND (free of charge) video demonstration of the conservation status of the book. ENVIAMOS (a solicitud y sin cargo) video de demostración del estado de conservación del ejemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Injured Islanders; or, The Influence of Art upon the Happiness of Nature

      London and Edinburgh: J. Murray and W. Creech, 1779. Quarto, 25, [iii] pp., engraved vignette of Tahitian dancers on the title-page (by Isaac Taylor after W. Hamilton); library stamps (Harvard College) with release stamp; a little light foxing, especially to first and last leaves, but a very good copy, complete with the half-title, in later quarter calf over early marbled boards, printed label on cover. 'It is much to be lamented, that the innocent Natives have been Sufferers by the Event...'. Very rare and important work, notable for its uncompromising attitude towards the effects of the eighteenth-century voyages of discovery on the native peoples of the Pacific. The text departs from the norm by condemning the catalogue of European-introduced disasters that includes war, revenge, ambition, and venereal disease.We have found records for only two other copies of this elusive book since the Harmsworth sale in 1935 (which had a copy of the Dublin edition); a copy of this edition (lacking its half-title) was sold by Sotheby's London in 1977.This London edition appeared at the same time as a Dublin edition, but no priority between the two has been established (they may well have been effectively simultaneous). Rolf du Rietz favours the priority of the Dublin edition, though the question is somewhat academic in view of the rarity of any edition. He points out in the Kroepelien catalogue that the London printing 'has hitherto been regarded as the first edition... a closer investigation would no doubt settle the question finally'.Although essentially based on the experiences of Wallis in Tahiti, the poet, professor at Trinity College, Dublin, takes account of the Cook voyages, quoting from both Forster and Cook, and specifically mentioning Cook voyage experiences, with a special interest in the stories of Tupaia and Omai, both taken aboard ship by Cook to travel far from their native lands.Bernard Smith has taken significant note of the book (European Vision and the South Pacific, second edition, pp. 85-6): 'George Forster's reflections provided the basis of the Injured Islanders... On this occasion it is Captain Wallis, the discoverer of Tahiti, and not Banks, whose absence is mourned by the forsaken Tahitian queen, Oberea... Fitzgerald turns Oberea's unhappiness into a paradigm of the misfortune that has befallen all her people. The poem is thus of interest in that, while preserving the pattern adopted by Scott's earlier satires, it witnesses to quite a different kind of emotional response to the native peoples of the Pacific. Sentiment replaces satire. Oberea's love for Wallis has destroyed her love for her country - no longer can she enjoy its natural pleasures. The poet, closely following suggestions from Forster, shows how European trade is quickly corrupting and degrading island life. An aura of sentimentality still surrounds everything Tahitian, but the sentimentalized heroes of the simple life are becoming sentimentalized victims of European corruption...'.

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        Travels Through the Interior Parts of North-America, in the Years 1766, 1767, and 1768.

      S. Price, et al., Dublin 1779 - 8vo. Rebound in full calf with compartments and gilt spine lettering. (18pp), xiii, 508pp. Engraved full-page plate. Modern binding and endpapers are fine, while text block is good plus to very good. Moderately age toned throughout, with occasional bits of foxing; lacks map and one plate. First Irish edition, appearing after the 1778 London first edition and apparently before the 1779 London second edition. Reaffixed to the new front pastedown is an armorial bookplate that purports to be that of George Washington -- but alas our research shows this is spurious, as it bears neither the chain lines nor the well-known slip-of-the-burin scratch near lower right that are hallmarks of authentic Washington plates. This example is also not one of the forged bookplates that appeared in a couple hundred volumes in a New England auction in 1863, nor is it one of the late 19th century restrikes made from the original copper plate by well-meaning Washington descendants. Carver's influential account traces his travels further inland than any other Englishman prior to the Revolution, and served as inspiration to Lewis and Clark and other explorers. NEW HOWES C 218 note. SABIN 11184. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        History of the War in America, Between Great Britain and Her Colonies (3 Volume Set)

      Dublin: Printed for the Company of Booksellers 1779 - 3 volume set. Full contemporary speckled leather. (399 + 427 + 432 pp. Folding table of Bunker Hill casualties. Generally sound bindings, rear board of vol 1. attenuated and starting to split. Vol. 1 relates the military and political events of 1774 to 1778. Vol. 2 prints historical and political papers and letters. The first two volumes cover the commencement to the reduction of Georgia in 1778. The third volume extends the history to American independence and conclusion of the conflict, and the impact on the contemporary European political system. Specifically, the conflict in Georgia and the Carolinas, and the defeat of Cornwallis at Yorktown. Quite interesting! According to Sabin, "A complete set is of extreme rarity." References: Howes G-254. SABIN 27992, 32226. Sabin's reference, 32226 mentions a map, but none appears present. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Memorias Históricas sobre la Marina, Comercio y Artes de la Antigua Ciudad de Barcelona. [Tomo II: Colección Diplomática].

      Madrid, en la Imprenta de Don Antonio de Sancha, 1779. - 4to. mayor; anteportada, portada con un grabado de Moles sobre dibujo de Camarón, XVI pp., 1 h., 471 pp., XIII pp., XXX pp., 1 h., 124 pp., III pp., 1 h. Con un grabado de Moles sobre dibujo de Carnicero al comienzo de la «Colección». Excelente impresión, con amplios márgenes. Encuadernación de la época en media piel, con lomera profusamente ornada y tejuelo.

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        Versuch einer Grundlehre sämmtlicher Kameralwissenschaften, zum Gebrauche der Vorlesungen auf der Kurpfälzischen Kameral Hohenschule zu Lautern. Lautern: Verlag der Gesellschaft, 1779.

      - First edition of a rare treatise by the economist Johann Heinrich Jung, who called himself ‘Stilling’ from 1777 onwards. WorldCat locates eight copies: Munich, Fulda, Augsburg, Göttingen, Neuburg, The Hague, Strasbourg, and Syracuse, NY. 'The professor of political economy at Lautern, later at Heidelberg and Marburg, was Johann Heinrich Jung-Stilling, whose work may be considered representative of cameralism at this stage. Jung-Stilling was a figure of great renown, as an eye surgeon and even more as a Pietist writer, whose autobiography was published in 1774 by his friend Goethe. Jung-Stilling introduced a psychological dimension, that of need (Bedürfnis), which he defined as the lack of something required for happiness . This notion of Bedürfnis was to become a staple in the conceptual framework of nineteenth-century German economics' (D.F. Lindenfeld, The Practial Imagination: The German Sciences of State in the Nineteenth Century, Chicago, 2008, pp. 35-6). PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: 8vo, [xvi], 280 pp., contemporary blue wrappers, scattered light foxing, a little heavier on outer leaves, no stamps or inscriptions, an excellent copy with wide margins, uncut. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Inträdes-tal, om de mynt-sorter, som i äldre och sednare tider blifvit slagne och varit gångbare uti kejsardömet Japan; hållet för kongl.

      Vetenskaps-academien, den 25 aug. 1779. Sthlm, J. G. Lange, 1779. 8:o 32 s. & VIII illustrationer fördelade på fyra grav. plr. Med en inklistrad grav. titelvinjett. Tagen ur band och insatt i ny gråpappersryggremsa. Gamla stänkta snitt. Lite snävt skuren. Sista planschen med smärre solkfläckar.. Hesse Svensk numismatisk bibliografi 1686. Med ett svar å Vetenskapsakademiens vägnar av Carl Rudenschöld. Planscherna, som avbildar japanska mynt och betalningsmedel, är graverade av F. Akrel efter Thunbergs förlagor. Thunbergs inträdestal om japanska mynt innehåller förutom numismatiska beskrivningar många intressanta etnografiska ögonvittnesskildringar från hans eget besök i Japan. En tysk väsentligt utökad upplaga trycktes 1784

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        Versuch einer Darstellung der Verbrennung und Plünderung Moskwas durch die Franzosen, im September 1812 von einem Augenzeugen. St. Petersburg, Senats-Buchdruckerei 1813. 8°. 3 Bll., 199 S., 2 Bll., mit 1 kolor. Kupferst.-Plan u. 2 Kupfertafeln, Pbd. d. Zt. mit Rsch.

      . . Holzmann-B. IV, 9312 - vgl. Kosch VIII, 124 f.- Seltener Augenzeugenbericht des 1779 bei Bremerhaven geborenen, seit 1810 in St. Petersburg lebenden vielseitigen Autors, der als Professor für hebräische Sprache, später dann auch im Petersburger Kriegsministerium tätig war.- Die beiden Tafeln zeigen "Schindmähren" der Kürassier-Regimenter und "einen halbtrunkenen französischen Soldaten" mit einer Droshka, die von russischen Bauern gezogen wird. Der "rot und blau illuminierte" Plan von Moskau markiert die zerstörten und noch vorhandenen Stadtteile. - Vereinzelt leicht fleckig, Ebd. etw. berieben u. bestossen.# Very rare eyewitness account (printed in St. Petersburg) of the occupation and plunder of Moscow by the French army under Napoleon in September 1812.- With 2 copper plates and 1 original colored, engraved map of Moscow.- Occasionally slightly stained, binding slightly rubbed and bumped.

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        The Injured Islanders; or, The Influence of Art upon the Happiness of Nature

      J. Murray and W. Creech, London and Edinburgh 1779 - Quarto, 25, [iii] pp., engraved vignette of Tahitian dancers on the title-page (by Isaac Taylor after W. Hamilton); library stamps (Harvard College) with release stamp; a little light foxing, especially to first and last leaves, but a very good copy, complete with the half-title, in later quarter calf over early marbled boards, printed label on cover. 'It is much to be lamented, that the innocent Natives have been Sufferers by the Event?'. Very rare and important work, notable for its uncompromising attitude towards the effects of the eighteenth-century voyages of discovery on the native peoples of the Pacific. The text departs from the norm by condemning the catalogue of European-introduced disasters that includes war, revenge, ambition, and venereal disease.We have found records for only two other copies of this elusive book since the Harmsworth sale in 1935 (which had a copy of the Dublin edition); a copy of this edition (lacking its half-title) was sold by Sotheby's London in 1977.This London edition appeared at the same time as a Dublin edition, but no priority between the two has been established (they may well have been effectively simultaneous). Rolf du Rietz favours the priority of the Dublin edition, though the question is somewhat academic in view of the rarity of any edition. He points out in the Kroepelien catalogue that the London printing 'has hitherto been regarded as the first edition? a closer investigation would no doubt settle the question finally'.Although essentially based on the experiences of Wallis in Tahiti, the poet, professor at Trinity College, Dublin, takes account of the Cook voyages, quoting from both Forster and Cook, and specifically mentioning Cook voyage experiences, with a special interest in the stories of Tupaia and Omai, both taken aboard ship by Cook to travel far from their native lands.Bernard Smith has taken significant note of the book (European Vision and the South Pacific, second edition, pp. 85-6): 'George Forster's reflections provided the basis of the Injured Islanders? On this occasion it is Captain Wallis, the discoverer of Tahiti, and not Banks, whose absence is mourned by the forsaken Tahitian queen, Oberea? Fitzgerald turns Oberea's unhappiness into a paradigm of the misfortune that has befallen all her people. The poem is thus of interest in that, while preserving the pattern adopted by Scott's earlier satires, it witnesses to quite a different kind of emotional response to the native peoples of the Pacific. Sentiment replaces satire. Oberea's love for Wallis has destroyed her love for her country - no longer can she enjoy its natural pleasures. The poet, closely following suggestions from Forster, shows how European trade is quickly corrupting and degrading island life. An aura of sentimentality still surrounds everything Tahitian, but the sentimentalized heroes of the simple life are becoming sentimentalized victims of European corruption?'. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        PROCEEDINGS OF THE CONVENTION BEGUN AND HELD AT CONCORD, IN THE COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX, IN AND FOR THE PURPOSE OF CARRYING INTO EFFECT THE SEVERAL INTERESTING AND IMPORTANT MEASURES RECOMMENDED BY CONGRESS, TO THE INHABITANTS OF THE UNITED STATES, IN THEIR LATE WISE, SEASONABLE, AND ANIMATING ADDRESS

      [Boston: Benjamin Edes and Sons, 1779].. [3]pp. Folio. Folded bifolium sheet. Old fold lines. Light soiling and wear. Reinforced with silk at two folds. Some contemporary manuscript notations. Good. Matted. An account of the Concord Convention, that "includes a list of delegates for each town, the thirteen resolutions passed by the convention for controlling the depreciation of Continental currency through price regulation, and an Address to the inhabitants of the state of Massachusetts-Bay" (NAIP). At the time of the Convention, 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. Local measures such as those illustrated here provided temporary stop-gaps, but it took sweeping Congressional reform involving creative debt funding to preserve the dollar long enough to win the actual war. A vital document in the history of price controls in Revolutionary America. ESTC records only seven copies. EVANS 16228. FORD, MASSACHUSETTS BROADSIDES 2175. NAIP w027879.

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        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!

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        Manifiesto de los motivos en que se ha fundado la conducta del Rey Christianisimo respecto a la Inglaterra con la Exposicion de los qu han guido al Rey neustro Senor para su modo de proceder con la misma Potencia

      [Madrid: De Orden de S. M...en la Imprenta Real de la Gazeta, 1779. First Spanish edition. pp. [2], 43. 1 vols. 8vo. Recent mottled sheep, green morocco label. Ex-library with bookplate and small stamp on several pages, some margins and paginations trimmed, small hole on final leaf, else very good. First Spanish edition. pp. [2], 43. 1 vols. 8vo. French replying to Charges by the British concerning the American War. Rare. Spanish translation of the French sovereigns' "Exposé des Motifs de la conduite du Roi, relativement à l'Angleterre" published the same year. The French pamphlet was a reply to charges made by the British that the French had been helping the Americans in the war. To the French pamphlet Edward Gibbon wrote "Memoire Justificatif pour Servir de Réponse à l'Exposé". Sabin 44282; Adams "American Controversy" 79-37 for the French translation

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        Samlinger til den Danske historie. Bd. I (1-3 hefte) og Bd. II (1-3 hefte).

      Kiøbenhavn, A. H. Godiches Efterleverskes forlag, 1779-84. (10) + 168 + (8) + 214 + (2) + (8) + 240 + (8) + 208 + (4) + 198 + (2) + (6) + 252 s. 2 foldede plansjer. Samt. skinnbd. med fem opphøyde bind. Fargede tittelfelter. Rik ryggdekor i gull. Navn på forsatsbl. og tittelbl.. Fint sett

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        Mapa De La Isla De Tenerife: Por Don Tomás Lopez, Geografo de los Dominios de S.M., de las Reales Academias de la Historia, de San Fernando, de la de Buenas Letras de Sevilla, y de la Sociedad Bascongada de los Amigos del Pais. Madrid ano de 1779.':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich b. Tomás López y Vargas Machuca in Madrid, dat. 1779, 37,5 x 38,5 Broekema, Maps of the Canary Islands published before 1850 (in Map Collectors' Circle (8 Vol.), Nr. 91; Manso Porto - Tercera Parte Catálogo - Atlas, Mapas Sueltos y Guías De Forasteros, Nr. 60. - Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. K - P, S. 154. - Seltene Karte der Kanaren-Insel Teneriffa. - Unten rechts Titelkartusche; darunter Maasstab. - Oben links Erklärungen. - Extrem seltene Karte in tadellosem Zustand! Tomas Lopez (1731-1802) was a spanish engraver and publisher, studied with Jean-Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville in Paris, returned to Madrid in 1760 and became Royal Geographer to King Charles III. - Rare map in mint condition! (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Mapa De La Isla De Lanzarote Por Don Tomas Lopez, Geografo de los Dominios de S.M. de las Reales Academias de la Historia, de S. Fernando, de la de Buenas Letras de Sevilla y de la Sociedad Bascongada de los Amigos del Pais. Madrid ano de 1779.':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich b. Tomás López y Vargas Machuca in Madrid, dat. 1779, 37,5 x 39 Broekema, Maps of the Canary Islands published before 1850 (in Map Collectors' Circle (8 Vol.), Nr. 92; Manso Porto - Tercera Parte Catálogo - Atlas, Mapas Sueltos y Guías De Forasteros, Nr. 64. - Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. K - P, S. 154. - Seltene Karte der Kanaren-Inseln Lanzarote; oben links Insetkarte von El Hierro. - Oben rechts Titelkartusche; unten rechts Erklärungen und Maßstab. - Extrem seltene Karte in tadellosem Zustand! Tomas Lopez (1731-1802) was a spanish engraver and publisher, studied with Jean-Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville in Paris, returned to Madrid in 1760 and became Royal Geographer to King Charles III. - Rare map in mint condition! (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Mapa De La Isla De Fuerteventura Por Don Tomás Lopez, Geografo de los Dominios de S.M. de las Reales Academias de la Historia, de San Fernando, de la de Buenas Letras de Sevilla, y de la Sociedad Bascongada de los Amigos del Pais. Madrid ano de 1779.':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich b. Tomás López y Vargas Machuca in Madrid, dat. 1779, 36,5 x 44 Broekema, Maps of the Canary Islands published before 1850 (in Map Collectors' Circle (8 Vol.), Nr. 90; Manso Porto - Tercera Parte Catálogo - Atlas, Mapas Sueltos y Guías De Forasteros, Nr. 62. - Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. K - P, S. 154. - Seltene Karte der Kanaren-Insel Fuerteventura. - Oben links Titelkartusche; darunter Erklärungen. - Unten rechts Maasstab und Erklärungen. - Extrem seltene Karte in tadellosem Zustand! Tomas Lopez (1731-1802) was a spanish engraver and publisher, studied with Jean-Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville in Paris, returned to Madrid in 1760 and became Royal Geographer to King Charles III. - Rare map in mint condition! (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Carta de la Bahia de Gibraltar, Por D. Tomas Lopez, Geografo de los Dominios de S. M. Madrid y Agosto 1. de 1779.':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich b. Tomás López y Vargas Machuca in Madrid, dat. 1779, 43,5 x 39,5 Manso Porto - Tercera Parte Catálogo - Atlas, Mapas Sueltos y Guías De Forasteros, Nr. 39. - Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. K - P, S. 154. - Seltene Karte der Bucht von Algeciras / Bucht von Gibraltar (Bay of Gibraltar) mit dem Küstenstreifen . - Extrem seltene Karte in tadellosem Zustand! Tomas Lopez (1731-1802) was a spanish engraver and publisher, studied with Jean-Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville in Paris, returned to Madrid in 1760 and became Royal Geographer to King Charles III. - Rare map from the Bay of Gibraltar in mint condition! (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Nathan der Weise. Ein dramatisches Gedicht, in fünf Aufzügen. 2 Bl., 276 S. Schöner Halblederbd d. Z. mit Rückenschild und reicher Rückenvergoldung. Marmorpapiervorsätze.

      (Berlin, Voß), 1779.. . Erste Ausgabe des berühmten Schauspiels, im Mai 1779 auf Subskription erschienen. Anlass für die Niederschrift war der berüchtigte Kabinettsbefehl von 1778, in dem Lessing weitere Auseinandersetzungen mit der lutherischen Orthodoxie im Allgemeinen und die weitere Publikation von Fragmenten des Reimarus im Besonderen verboten wurden. Lessing, anstatt zu resignieren, wechselte den Kampfplatz und verwendete die Parabel von den drei Ringen, die er in Boccaccios Decamerone kennengelernt hatte, um in diesem klassischen Toleranzdrama sein aufklärerisches Credo zu vermitteln. Die Uraufführung erfolgte erst zwei Jahre nach Lessings Tod, im Mai 1783 in Berlin. Einigen Erfolg als Bühnenstück hatte das Drama erst nach der Bearbeitung durch Friedrich Schiller 1801. Größer als die Bühnenwirksamkeit, deren geringe Wirkung Lessing vorausgesehen hatte, war jedoch schon damals die Aufmerksamkeit, die die ostentative Postulierung des Toleranzgedankens hervorrief und mit der sich Lessing damals heftige Angriffe einhandelte. Kritiker verstiegen sich schon 1779 dahin, Lessing sei von den Juden für dieses Stück gekauft worden. Hier liegt ein Exemplar des noch unkorrigierten ersten Drucks vor, mit den bei Muncker genannten Setzfehlern: "Jntroite" auf dem Titel, Fehlpagination der S. 123 sowie der "verschlimmbesserten" Korrektur der Zeile 13 (statt 11) auf Seite 95 ("ein reichre Mann" sowie "Der reicher Jude"). Im selben Jahr erschienen zur Michelamesse zei weitere, in der Kollation abweichende Ausgaben mit der offenen Vossischen Verlegerangabe (Muncker "b" und "c"). Während diese beiden Drucke relativ häufig im Handel auftauchen, ist die vorliegende Subskriptionsausgabe von großer Seltenheit. - Etwas stockfleckig bzw. gebräunt, wie fast immer infolge der Papierqualität. Exlibris Johann Benedikt Elstorpff (teils entfernt). - Goed. IV 1, 451, 171. Muncker S. 458 f., Ausgabe a. Seifert 1009. Borst 387.

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        Kleinkind auf dem Arm einer Frau, deren Oberkörper ohne den Kopf gezeigt ist; links unten Detailstudie des rechten Ärmelansatzes, rechts unten einer linken Hand.

      - Schwarze Kreide, mit Weißhöhungen, auf braunem Papier. 14,6:14 cm. Provenienz: Aus dem künstlerischen Nachlaß. Vermutlich Studie für ein Kinderbildnis. Zum Broterwerb trat Resch auf Wunsch seiner Mutter als Tonarbeiter in die Meissener Porzellanmanufaktur ein. Mit wenigen Talern in der Tasche verließ er die Stadt, um in Dresden die Akademie zu besuchen. Er erwarb sich mit unterschiedlichen Tätigkeiten seinen spärlichen Lebensunterhalt, doch gelang es ihm dank seiner künstlerischen Begabung und auch dank seiner höflichen Umgangsformen, Verbindungen in hohe und höchste gesellschaftliche Kreise zu finden und erhielt den Auftrag, den sächsischen Prinzessinnen Zeichen- und Malunterricht zu geben. Daneben studierte er bei dem bekannten Zeichner und Radierer Fr.M.A. Retzsch (1779-1857) und erwarb sich malerisches Können durch das Studium der alten Meister in der Galerie. Er war länger als zwanzig Jahre der gefeiertste Porträtist des Schlesischen Adels und der vornehmen Bürgerschaft und bildete den geistigen Mittelpunkt des Breslauer Kunstlebens.

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        The Poetical Works of Sir Sam Garth with a Life of the Author

      Edinburg : At The Apollo Press, By The Martins, 1779, Hardback, First EditionProfessionally bound in full buckram with a gilt-blocked aniline calf label. Very impressively finished - a sumptuous copy with clear, clean text. Highly uncommon in such positive condition. ; 216 pages; Physical desc. : 216p. , plates : port. ; 18°. Contains his Dispensary, Epistles, Prologues, Claremont, Translations, Imitations, &c. Referenced by: English Short Title Catalog, ESTCT139896. Other names: Denham, John, Sir, 1615-1669.

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        RACCOLTA DEGL'IMPERATORI ROMANI INCISI IN RAME FINO A COSTANTINO MAGNO. Cavati dai busti originali della Real Galleria di Firenze con un estratto il più interessante delle loro vite. Opera nuova. Con privilegio di S.A.R. il Gran Duca di Toscana l'anno MDCCLXXX.

      Nella Stamperia Allegrini alla Croce Rossa, Vendesi presso Pietro Pisani Scultore Veneziano Direttore di detta OperaCartella in formato cm.42,5x28,8, pg.100, contenente le quattro parti che compongono l'Opera. Sono contenute 50 brevi biografie di Imperatori romani, da Cajo Giulio Cesare a Costantino, intercalate dai relativi ritratti sciolti, in formato cm.46,4x32,7. Molto belle le tavole, incise da Carlo Lasinio e dedicate ciascuna ad un nobiluomo italiano del tempo. Queste le tavole: Tomo primo: Cajo Giulio Cesare (tavola dedicata a Orazio Rucellai), Ottaviano Augusto (Orazio Rucellai), Tiberio Claudio Nerone (Annibale di Collalto), Cajo Caligola (idem), Claudio Tiberio Druso (Giuseppe Sugana), Claudio Nerone Cesare (idem), Servio Sulpizio Galba (Guido Guidi), Marco Silvio Ottone (idem), Aulo Vitellio (Ferdinando Filippo Conte d'Harrsch), Flavio Vespasiano (idem), Tito Vespasiano (Giuseppe Manni), Flavio Domiziano (idem). Tomo secondo: Nerva Coccejo (Massimiliano Taddeo d'Egger), Ulpio Traiano (idem), Elio Adriano (Jacopo Tolomei Gucci), Tito Elio Antonino Pio (idem), Marco Aurelio (Conte Donato Agucchi Legnani), Lucio Vero (idem), Marco Aurelio Comodo (Agostino Dini), Publio Elvio Pertinace (idem), Didio Giuliano (Andrea Leone Betti), Cajo Pescennio Negro (idem), Lucio Settimio Severo (Conte Giacomo Spineda), Decimo Clodio Albino (idem). Tomo terzo: Settimio Geta (Giovanni Nicolao Frediani), Antonino Caracalla (idem), Marco Opelio Macrino (Orlando Malevolti Del Benino), Marco Antonino Diadumeniano (idem), Marco Aurelio Antonino Eliogabalo (Silvestro Aldobrandini), Alessandro Severo (idem), Giulio Massimino Trace (Tomaso Boscia Tommasi), Massimo (idem), Gordiano Africano Padre (Ferdinando Capponi), Gordiano Africano Padre (idem), Celio Balbino (Giovanni Giugni), Pupieno Massimo (idem). Tomo quarto: Gordiano Pio (Marco Zen), Marco Giulio Filippo il Padre (idem), Marco Giulio Filippo il Figlio (Conte Fioravante degli Azzoni), Trajano Decio (idem), Treboniano Gallo (Luigi Cotti di Brusasco), Valente Ostiliano (idem), Valeriano (Francesco Picedi), Galieno Idem), Claudio Secondo (Montanaro Bomben), Aureliano (idem), Probo (Filippo Bathiani), Diocleziano (idem), Costanzo Cloro (Montanaro Bomben), Costantino (idem). Nove tavole si presentano con margini ridotti. In fine, sempre sciolta, una tavola in formato doppio, cm.46,8x64,3, incisa da Pietro Pisani su disegno di Carlo Lasinio, raffigurante "L'Ara di Alceste aggiunta a questo R.Museo di Firenze l'anno 1779" e dedicata a Francesco di Colloredo Ajo. Coperta muta cartonata. Esemplare su carta greve, ben marginoso.

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        TRAVELS THROUGH THE INTERIOR PARTS OF NORTH-AMERICA, IN THE YEARS 1766, 1767, AND 1768

      TRAVELS THROUGH THE INTERIOR PARTS OF NORTH-AMERICA, IN THE YEARS 1766, 1767, AND 1768.  Jonathan Carver.  Dublin:  for Price, [et. al.], 1779, 1st. Dublin edition, (xx), xiv, 15-508 pp. ***  First Dublin edition reprinted from the first edition of the previous year.  Listed in Howes with the comment that this book stimulated curiosity concerning routes to the Pacific, later satisfied by Mackenzie and Lewis and Clark.  Carver also describes his experience of being captured by the French and their Indian allies at Fort William Henry in 1757.  With a folding map in front, and two (2) plates. ***  Bound in original brown calf boards, worn and rubbed.  Resewn and recased with new brown leather spine with gilt lettering and decoration.  The contents are clean and complete in a good binding.  The map has a small tear starting from gutter which has been repaired on the verso with archival tape. ***  8.5 inches high by 5 inches

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

      Paris. June 10, 1779. - [1 1/4]pp. written on folded sheet, addressed on verso. 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).

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

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

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        Iphigenie en Tauride Tragédie en Quatre Actes [Par Mr. Guillard, Mise en Musique et Dédiée A La Reine]... Répresentée pour le Premiere fois par l'Academie Royale de Musique le mardi 18 Mai 1779. Prix 24 livres. [Full score]

      Paris: Des Lauriers [without PN]. [between 1779 and 1792]. Folio. Full contemporary green vellum with mid-tan leather label with decorative border gilt lettered "Romagnat" to upper, edges colored in red. 1f. (title), 211, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. With blank overpaste to title with later manuscript note in pencil: "On a caché par cette [...] un nom [...] d'une personne qui a été guillotinée[:] Marie-Antoinette" (by this overpaste, a name of a guillotined person has been obscured: Marie- Antoinette). Labels to verso of upper board: printed advertisement of "Husson Marchand Papier" to upper left corner; "Ex libris Georges van Parys" (in the shape of a G clef) to center. Bass figures entered throughout: pp. 1-31, 164-70, and 174-end in pencil, otherwise in ink. Some moderate browning; occasional creasing and staining. . Second edition, first issue. Hopkinson 46A (a). Wotquenne 46 (pp. 215-16). Lesure p. 239. RISM G2816. "Iphigénie en Tauride was given on May 18, 1778, with excellent singers; Rosalie Lavasseur sang Iphigénie, Larrivée Oreste, Legros Pylade, and Moreau Thoas... The opera had a great success immediately, and even Grimm wrote of it - I do not know whether this is melody, but perhaps it is something better. When I hear Iphigénie I forget I am at the opera; I seem to be listening to a Greek tragedy, with music by Lekain and Mlle Clarion. It was the crowning point of Gluck's career. Guillard had provided an excellent libretto, more classical than Goethe's poem, less Christian and more ruthless; and Gluck had seized on the contrast between Scythians and Greeks, upon the perfectly dramatic figures of Iphigenia and Orestes, and had produced a work which both re-created a part of Greek tragedy and at the same time foretold a new world." Cooper: Gluck p. 258. While Marie-Antoinette is not actually mentioned on the title, she was the queen to whom the work is dedicated. Hopkinson describes a later issue with a new title without the dedication (46 A [c]). Georges van Parys (1902-1971) was a French composer of operetta and film music.

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        PROCEEDINGS OF THE CONVENTION BEGUN AND HELD AT CONCORD, IN THE COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX, IN AND FOR THE PURPOSE OF CARRYING INTO EFFECT THE SEVERAL INTERESTING AND IMPORTANT MEASURES RECOMMENDED BY CONGRESS, TO THE INHABITANTS OF THE UNITED STATES, IN THEIR LATE WISE, SEASONABLE, AND ANIMATING ADDRESS.

      [Boston: Benjamin Edes and Sons, 1779]. - [3]pp. Folio. Folded bifolium sheet. Old fold lines. Light soiling and wear. Reinforced with silk at two folds. Some contemporary manuscript notations. Good. Matted. An account of the Concord Convention, that "includes a list of delegates for each town, the thirteen resolutions passed by the convention for controlling the depreciation of Continental currency through price regulation, and an Address to the inhabitants of the state of Massachusetts- Bay" (NAIP). At the time of the Convention, 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. Local measures such as those illustrated here provided temporary stop-gaps, but it took sweeping Congressional reform involving creative debt funding to preserve the dollar long enough to win the actual war. A vital document in the history of price controls in Revolutionary America. ESTC records only seven copies. EVANS 16228. FORD, MASSACHUSETTS BROADSIDES 2175. NAIP w027879.

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        A full and genuine history of the inhuman and unparallel'd murders of Mr William Galley, a Custom-House Officer at the port of Southampton: and Mr Daniel Chater, a shoemaker, at Fordingbridge in Hampshire: by fourteen notorious smugglers With the trials of the seven bloody criminals at Chichester, by virtue of a special commission, on the 16th, 17th, and 18th of January, 1748-9, before Mr Justice Foster, Mr Baron Clive, and Mr Justice Birch Also the trials of John Mills, alias Smoaker, and Henry Sheerman, alias Little Harry: with an account of the wicked lives of the said Henry Sheerman, Lawrence and Thomas Kemp, two brothers, Robert Fuller, and Jockey Brown, condemned at the said Assizes at East Grinstead With the trials at large of Thomas Kingsmill, alias stay-maker, and other smugglers, for breaking open the King's Custom-House, at Poole, in Dorsetshire To the whole is added, a sermon preached in the Cathedral Church of Chichester, at a special assize held there January 16, 1748-9, before

      London: printed for and sold by G. Robinson; J. Russell, at Guildford; T. Ford, at Southampton; J. Wilkes, at Winchester; . J. Breadhower, at Portsmouth; J. Grist, at Portsmouth Common; W. Stapley, at Havant; W. Lee, at Lewes; T. White, at Arundel; and P. Humphry and W. Andrews, in Chichester. 1779. 12mo., viii + 269 + (3) + iv + 26pp., with seven engraved plates, with generally pretty minor dust-marking or soiling, contemporary calf, neatly and sympathetically rebacked, with gilt lines and raised bands and original lettering piece. A good, perhaps very good, copy. A very scarce early edition (ESTC showing copies at only 5 libraries: BL + Brighton Central + Harvard Law + Huntington + Un. of Memphis. OCLC adding Michigan Un.). The main text (without the sermon) had been printed in 1749 but is known in a tiny number of surviving institutional copies. (It went on to be reprinted several times in the 19th century). The criminal exploits of the so-called Hawkhurst Gang of smugglers, ruffians and thugs was a colourful chapter in the mid-18th century story of the seemingly relentless battle along the Sussex, Hampshire and Dorset coasts between the smugglers and the Customs Officers. It has been often written about and many an inn or public house along the coast has gained financially from a genuine or pretended connection with the smuggling industry. It is said that the trials and subsequent executions of so many of the ringleaders in early 1749 dramatically reduced the activities of smugglers along the south coast. The seven engraved plates, comprising nine actual engravings vividly illustrate some of the atrocious crimes of which the men were convicted.

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        MANUSCRIPTS ,PROBLEMAS Y CALCULOS TRIGONOMETRICOS, ESFERA, ASTRONOMIA, MATEMATICA, NAVEGACION, ANTONIO MARI Y GORGOLL 1779

      1779 Palamós. 1779. 22X15. Pergamino y cartoné. 180Pág manuscritas de gran valor historico+12 bellos dibujos originales desplegables. Astronomia, navegación, matematicas. Manuscrito original de un Capitan de Marina. Raríssimo y espectacular. Ref 3.1 Biblioteca D.. Encuadernación de tapa dura. Muy bien.

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        A NEW HISTORY OF GLOUCESTERSHIRE Comprising the topography, antiquities, curiosities, produce, trade, and manufactures of that County Descriptions of the Principal Seats; Descent of the Manors; Genealogies of Families Also History of the City of Gloucester From its First Foundation to the Present Time With a Copy of the Domesday-Book for Gloucestershire, now first printed in the Language, and after the Manner of the Original Illustrated with a Map of the County, Views of Gentlemen's Seats, &c &c

      Cirencester Glos: Samuel Rudder 1st edition 1st printing, 1779. Hardcover. Good. Plates (16) [some later editions also had one more making 18 plates incl. the map] + folding map in facsimile. The plates are by Bonnor/Garvy, Hartley etc. + a few woodcuts in the text. Folio later half reddish brown leather with hand marbled paper sides the spine blind tooled and gilt (some scuffing/lower edge shelf rubbed but a neat, strong binding) x +855pp +lxiv + (the last 4 pages lxc-lxvii of the index are in facsimile). In this 1st printing, there is no Postcript to the Preface dated 1783 (as in later printings), and in this 1st printing leaf 345-6 has NOT been substited by 2 leaves as was done in 1782. Ex library with new endpapers, Cheltenham library label & Gloucestershire Archives withdawn stamp to free endpaper. All the plates have three quarter inch circular light purple library stamps to the blank backs and to each top corner margin except for the double page plate for Barrington Park which has NO stamps. The text pages have 38 of the same stamps to top margin mostly to the first half of the book. Most of the plates have been stub-mounted at the time of the rebind so as to help them lie flat when opened. Two plates have had tears repaired without loss, the repair done on the blank side, one had a paper break-through at the plate mark which has been repaired on the verso, again without loss. The titlepage has been mounted to repair some tears all without loss except for a small hole with loss of five letters which have been renewed in pencil. This title also has two cm. circular stamps. Overall still a very firm, crisp copy of a desirable illustrated work (N.B. the book is large and very heavy).

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        Iphigenie en Tauride Tragédie en Quatre Actes [Par Mr. Guillard, Mise en Musique et Dédiée A La Reine]... Répresentée pour le Premiere fois par l'Academie Royale de Musique le mardi 18 Mai 1779. Prix 24 livres. [Full score]

      Paris: Des Lauriers [without PN]. [between 1779 and 1792]. Folio. Full contemporary green vellum with mid-tan leather label with decorative border gilt lettered "Romagnat" to upper, edges colored in red. 1f. (title), 211, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. With blank overpaste to title with later manuscript note in pencil: "On a caché par cette [...] un nom [...] d'une personne qui a été guillotinée[:] Marie-Antoinette" (by this overpaste, a name of a guillotined person has been obscured: Marie- Antoinette). Labels to verso of upper board: printed advertisement of "Husson Marchand Papier" to upper left corner; "Ex libris Georges van Parys" (in the shape of a G clef) to center. Bass figures entered throughout: pp. 1-31, 164-70, and 174-end in pencil, otherwise in ink. Some moderate browning; occasional creasing and staining. . Second edition, first issue. Hopkinson 46A (a). Wotquenne 46 (pp. 215-16). Lesure p. 239. RISM G2816. "Iphigénie en Tauride was given on May 18, 1778, with excellent singers; Rosalie Lavasseur sang Iphigénie, Larrivée Oreste, Legros Pylade, and Moreau Thoas... The opera had a great success immediately, and even Grimm wrote of it - I do not know whether this is melody, but perhaps it is something better. When I hear Iphigénie I forget I am at the opera; I seem to be listening to a Greek tragedy, with music by Lekain and Mlle Clarion. It was the crowning point of Gluck's career. Guillard had provided an excellent libretto, more classical than Goethe's poem, less Christian and more ruthless; and Gluck had seized on the contrast between Scythians and Greeks, upon the perfectly dramatic figures of Iphigenia and Orestes, and had produced a work which both re-created a part of Greek tragedy and at the same time foretold a new world." Cooper: Gluck p. 258. While Marie-Antoinette is not actually mentioned on the title, she was the queen to whom the work is dedicated. Hopkinson describes a later issue with a new title without the dedication (46 A [c]). Georges van Parys (1902-1971) was a French composer of operetta and film music.

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        MANUSCRIPTS ,PROBLEMAS Y CALCULOS TRIGONOMETRICOS, ESFERA, ASTRONOMIA, MATEMATICA, NAVEGACION, ANTONIO MARI Y GORGOLL 1779

      1779 Palamós. 1779. 22X15. Pergamino y cartoné. 180Pág manuscritas de gran valor historico+12 bellos dibujos originales desplegables. Astronomia, navegación, matematicas. Manuscrito original de un Capitan de Marina. Raríssimo y espectacular. Ref 3.1 Biblioteca D.. Encuadernación de tapa dura. Muy bien.

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        Iphigenie en Tauride Tragedie en Quatre Actes [Par Mr. Guillard, Mise en Musique et Dediee A La Reine]... Representee pour le Premiere fois par l'Academie Royale de Musique le mardi 18 Mai 1779. Prix 24 livres. [Full score].

      Paris Des Lauriers [without PN] [between 1779 and 1792]. Folio. Full contemporary green vellum with mid-tan leather label with decorative border gilt lettered "Romagnat" to upper, edges colored in red. 1f. (title), 211, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. With blank overpaste to title with later manuscript note in pencil: "On a cache par cette [...] un nom [...] d'une personne qui a ete guillotinee[:] Marie-Antoinette" (by this overpaste, a name of a guillotined person has been obscured: Marie- Antoinette). Labels to verso of upper board: printed advertisement of "Husson Marchand Papier" to upper left corner; "Ex libris Georges van Parys" (in the shape of a G clef) to center. Bass figures entered throughout: pp. 1-31, 164-70, and 174-end in pencil, otherwise in ink. Some moderate browning; occasional creasing and staining.. Second edition, first issue. Hopkinson 46A (a). Wotquenne 46 (pp. 215-16). Lesure p. 239. RISM G2816. "Iphigenie en Tauride was given on May 18, 1778, with excellent singers; Rosalie Lavasseur sang Iphigenie, Larrivee Oreste, Legros Pylade, and Moreau Thoas... The opera had a great success immediately, and even Grimm wrote of it - I do not know whether this is melody, but perhaps it is something better. When I hear Iphigenie I forget I am at the opera; I seem to be listening to a Greek tragedy, with music by Lekain and Mlle Clarion. It was the crowning point of Gluck's career. Guillard had provided an excellent libretto, more classical than Goethe's poem, less Christian and more ruthless; and Gluck had seized on the contrast between Scythians and Greeks, upon the perfectly dramatic figures of Iphigenia and Orestes, and had produced a work which both re-created a part of Greek tragedy and at the same time foretold a new world." Cooper: Gluck p. 258. While Marie-Antoinette is not actually mentioned on the title, she was the queen to whom the work is dedicated. Hopkinson describes a later issue with a new title without the dedication (46 A [c]). Georges van Parys (1902-1971) was a French composer of operetta and film music.

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        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!

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        Historia Corografica, natural y evangelica de la Nueva Andalucia, Provincias de Cumana, Guayana y vertientes del Rio Orinoco

      The best history of colonial Venezuela; a large paper copy. 1779. [Madrid]. Juan de San Martin. In large folio. 8 ff. + 482 + 7 ff. 3 plates & large folding map. Contemporary Spanish calf, raised bands to spine, tooled in gilt, red morocco lettering piece, slightly rubbed, else perfect. A fine copy in large paper, scattered foxing, a fine copy overall.An exceptionally fine and large-paper copy of the first edition of Caulin?s seminal work; the first general history and a fundamental source of information of Venezuela and its Provinces. Caulin (1719 ?" 1802) was a Franciscan Missionary, at a young age he travelled to Venezuela, where he dedicated his efforts to evangelizing the Caribes and Tomuza tribes -amongst others-, living with them, learning their languages and costumes. He participated in the expedition led by Jose de Iturriaga sent to settle the limits between the Portuguese and Spanish colonies around the Orinoco River, including Brazil. The considerable time spent in the region and positions he was appointed to, endorse him as a reliable source, "his descriptions are the most truthful which are extant" (Maggs, Bibliotheca Americana, 4730, 1926). Furthermore, his participation with Iturriaga?s expedition provided him a considerable working knowledge of the territory, its geography and hydrographical reality. The work begins by situating the reader in the geographical and ethnic context; bear in mind information on Venezuela was scarce; follows with his achievements, the evangelizing of the tribes? -both historical and contemporary to his missionary activity-, the missions, foundations and expeditions of colleagues to the jungle and finishes with an exhortation to Priests to predicate amongst the Indians. It is filled with details on the natives, their habits, natural history, missionary activities, precious stones, and the history of the colony and discovery up to the time of publishing. Caulin?s work is illustrated with an engraved frontispiece, three full-page plates mainly picturing natives and a large folding map; the map is a very fine one, executed by Louis Surville by order of Jose de Galvez, according to our research, only included in this work.This copy is one of the few in large paper, remarkably appealing, "There are copies of the edition of 1779 on large paper." (Sabin).Palau, 50407. Sabin, 11570. JCB (I), p.144. Medina, Biblioteca Hispano-Americana, 4893.

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        DONAUWÖRTH. - Geschichte der Stadt Donauwörth, aus Reichs= und Craißhandlungen, dann tüchtigen Urkunden.

      (Eichenberg),, Ffm., 1779 - 20 x 16 cm. 4 Bl., 92 S. Mit gestoch. Titelvignette. Erste Ausgabe. - ADB Bd. XXX, S. 378. Nicht bei Lentner und Pfister. - Vorgebunden: (Schrötter, F.F.), Unpartheyische Gedanken über verschiedene Fragen bey Gelegenheit der Succession in die von dem verstorbenen Kurfürsten Maximilian Joseph zurückgelassene Länder und Güter. Augsburg 1778. Titel, (7-) 144 S. Nachgebunden: (Sartori, J. von ), Historisch-rechtliches Bedenken über die Frage: ob der retractus equestris oder Einstand-Recht der frey- und ohnmittelbaren Reichs-Ritterschaft sich auf Lehen-Güter erstrecke. Frankfurt 1776. 147 S., 2 Bl. - Alle drei Drucke leicht gebräunt und wenig fleckig. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        "Das Baum-Cabinet und vormaliches Vogelschiessen zu Laxenburg. Ihrer k. k. Majestät Marien Theresien ... gewidmet - Le Cabinet des Arbres et le ci-devant jeu de l'Oiseau".

      Wien, Artaria, um 1779.. Bildausschnitt ca. 26,5 x 40 cm.. Nicht bei Nebehay-W.- Erster Etat mit Nummer 54 rechts oben. Ausserordentlich seltene Ansicht der Vergnügungsstätte im Laxenburger Schlosspark mit künstlicher Plattform und einer Vorrichtung zum Vogelschießen. Die Ansicht ist in den Artaria Katalogen von 1799 und 1805/1806 angeführt (siehe Schwarz S. 74 ff.).

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        Histoire naturelle, générale et particulière.

      À Paris, Hôtel de Thou, 1775-1779. - Quinze volumes in-8. Un portrait frontispice, 3 cartes dépliantes, et 314 planches essentiellement zoologiques dont une dépliante. Pleine basane d'époque, dos à nerfs joliment décoré de fers " à la toile d'araignée", pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge, tranches marbrées. Reliure très décorative, malgré de petites restaurations d'usage et les ors des deux derniers volumes passés. RARE ÉDITION publiée par Panckoucke, non mentionnée par les principales bibliographies comme celles de Nissen ou de Genet-Varcin et Roger. IMPORTANTE ILLUSTRATION GRAVÉE SUR CUIVRE COMPRENANT 321 planches hors texte. Volume I : Histoire naturelle, générale et particulière, tome I (1), 1775, 386-(2) pp., 4 planches hors texte, soit : 2 cartes dépliantes et 2 planches numérotées 1 à 2. - Volume II : Histoire naturelle, générale et particulière, tome I (2), 1775, (4)-254 [chiffrées 387 à 640]-(2 dont la dernière blanche) pp., 7 planches hors texte numérotées 3 à 9. - Volume III : Histoire naturelle, générale et particulière, tome II (1), 1775, (4)-275-(1) pp., 1 planche hors texte numérotée I. - Volume IV : Histoire naturelle, générale et particulière, tome II (2), 1775, 300 [chiffrées 277 à 576]-(2 dont la dernière blanche) pp., 42 planches hors texte, soit 41 numérotées 2 à 42 et une dépliante non numérotée (la 22 placée avant la 12, la 33 en fin du vol. fait partie du tome V). - Volume V : Histoire naturelle, générale et particulière, tome III (1), 1775, (4)-266-(2) pp., 42 planches hors texte numérotées 1 à 42, à quoi s'ajoute une seconde planche n° 40 dans une version différente demeurée inachevée (la panthère n° 33 se trouve en fin du tome précédent). - Volume VI : Histoire naturelle, générale et particulière, tome III (2), 1775, (4)-292 [chiffrées 267 à 558]-(2) pp., 35 planches hors texte numérotées 43 à 76 avec 2 planches différentes numérotées 67, la planches n° 43 mal numérotées 45 (la 74 se trouve en fin du VIII). - Volume VII : Histoire naturelle, générale et particulière, tome IV (1), 1775, (4)-252 pp., 39 planches hors texte numérotées 1 à 39, la planche n° 37 mal numérotées 3. - Volume VIII : Histoire naturelle, générale et particulière, tome IV (2), 1775, (4)-222 [chiffrées 253 à 474]-(2) pp., 37 planches hors texte, soit 36 numérotées 40 à 75 et une non numérotée reliée à la fin. - Volume IX : Histoire naturelle des oiseaux, tome I, 1775, xxiv-326-(2) pp., 30 planches hors texte numérotées I à XXX. - Volume X : Histoire naturelle des oiseaux, tome II, 1775, (2)-313 [chiffrées 327 à 639]-(1 blanche) pp., 26 planches hors texte numérotées XXXI à LVI. - Volume XI : Histoire naturelle des oiseaux, tome III, 1775, (4)-412 [mal chiffrées 12] pp., 31 planches hors texte numérotées I à XIX et I à XII. - Volume XII : Histoire naturelle, générale et particulière [.] Supplément, tome I (1), 1774, 400 pp., portrait-frontispice et 16 planches hors texte numérotées I à XV et 16. - Volume XIII : Histoire naturelle, générale et particulière [.] Supplément, tome I (2), 1776, 400-xxxv-(1) pp., sans planche. - Volume XIV : Histoire naturelle, générale et particulière [.] Supplément, tome II (1), 1779, (4)-210-(2)-180 pp., 6 planches hors texte numérotées 1 à 6. - Volume XV : Histoire naturelle, générale et particulière [.] Supplément, tome II (2), 1779, (4)-375 pp., une carte dépliante hors texte non numérotée, 2 planches numérotées 1 et 2. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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.

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        Delle antichità giudaiche - Storia della guerra giudaica. Tradotta dal greco e illustrata con note dall?Abate Francesco Angiolini piacentino, in 7 voll.

      in 8° (cm 20,5x13), pp. XIX, 1 b., 341; 392; 410; 456; 136, 81 (Vita di G. F. scritta da lui medesimo), 1 b., 299 (Dell?Antichità de? Giudei contro Apione); 384; 364; leg. coeva p / pelle con tit. in oro su tass. ai ds., tagli spruzz.; ?Collana degli Antichi Storici Greci volgarizzati?, con 11 tavv., nella 1^ opera, tra cui grande tav. della Palestina rip., e 4 tavv. nella 2^ di cui 3 ripiegate. Ottima ed accurata edizione particolarmente completa sulla storia del popolo ebraico. Cfr. Gamba, 2270 che cita l'ediz. del 1779 / 80. Alcuni forellini di tarlo ai ds. e qc. piccola sbucc. alle leg. ma solidi voll. 155 / 29 154

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        Topographie oder kurze Beschreibung desjenigen Distrikts der bayerischen Lande,

      Wien, Kutzböck, 1779. - welchen das durchlauchtigste Erzhaus von Österreich Kraft der mit Kurpfalz zu Teschen geschlossenen Konvention in Besitz genommen hat. Mit XXI Kupferstichen und einer Karte versehen. Mit gestochener Titelvignette, 3 Textvignetten, 21 doppelblattgroßen Ansichten in Kupferstich, 1 gefaltete kolorierte Karte, 8 Blatt, 64 Seiten, 12 Blatt, Lederband der Zeit mit reicher Rückenvergoldung, 26 x 20,5 cm, Einband etwas berieben, mit gestochenem Ex Libris „Joanne Joseph S.R Comes de Thun", Titel verso mit dem Stempel der ehemaligen „Tetschner Bibliothek", innen sauber, gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Historisch-Topographische Beschreibung des 1779 von Bayern an Österreich abgetretenen Innviertels. Mit den bereits im 3. Teil der von Michael Weining herausgegebenen „Historico-topographica descriptio" publizierten Ansichten des Innviertels ist das vorliegende Werk ein schönes Beispiel einer topographischen Monographie des ausgehenden 18. Jahrhunderts. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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 MDCCLXX1X 1779 - First Edition, sm8vo. (pagination U1 - Xx, titlepage, half-title, pagination starting at page 149 to 318 + xx), original light blue plain paper wrappers, No copy of this edition listed in ESTC, the only edition listed in ESTC T6633 dated three years later 1782 of which only one copy recorded, British Library. Both this copy and the British Library copy have a similar number of pages. This copy is bound in original paper wrappers and appears to be complete in itself with half-title and title-page. The pagination would suggest that this could be part of a larger work but we cannot find this included in any larger work in ESTC. The window tax was a glass tax which was a significant social, cultural and architectural force in the kingdoms of England, Scotland and then Great Britain during the 17th and 18th centuries. Some houses from the period can be seen to have bricked up window spaces (ready to be glazed at a later date) as a result of the tax. Some allege that the term "daylight robbery" originated from this tax. This work appears to be complete in itself with half-title and titlepage. Spine worn and torn but stitching tight, wrappers foxed and corners of wrappers a little worn, corner of one leaf creased but text clean. Exceedingly rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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