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        Emisfero Terrestre Meridionale Tagliato Sul L'Equatore. / Emisfero Terrestre Settentrionale Tagliato Sul L'Equatore.

      Venice: Antonio Zatta 1779 - Together 2 sheets. Each image c. 31.5 x 41.5 cm. Original outline colour. Two maps of the the northern and southern hemispheres. The southern hemisphere map featues Australia shown in outline. Blank on versos. Both maps in very good condition.

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        Sammelband mit 2 juristischen Schriften: 1. Primae Lineae Iuris privati principum speciatim Germaniae. 2. Sylloge Commentationum Ius Privatum principum illustrantium.,

      Göttingen, Viduae Vandenhoeck, 1779, 1768. - 124 S. und 240 S. Einband stärker berieben und bestoßen. Bezugspapier z.T. wellig. Am Rücken mit starken Beschädigungen.Innen sauber. Die ersten 17 Seiten des ersten Teils mit Marginalien von alter Hand. "Johann Stephan Pütter (* 25. Juni 1725 in Iserlohn; † 12. August 1807 in Göttingen) war ein deutscher Staatsrechtslehrer und Publizist. Johann Stephan Pütter wurde als Sohn eines Iserlohner Kaufmanns geboren, seine Mutter entstammte der Iserlohner Pastorenfamilie Varnhagen. Seine Bildung erhielt er ausschließlich von einem örtlichen Pfarrer als Hauslehrer. Durch diesen lernte er nicht nur Latein und Griechisch, sondern auch Hebräisch, Chaldäisch und Syrisch. Daher wäre er beinah Orientalist geworden, bis ihn der Tod des Vaters veranlasste, die juristische Tradition von Teilen der Familie fortzusetzen. Pütter begann sei Studium mit kaum 13 Jahren zunächst an der Universität Marburg unter anderem bei Christian Wolff, wechselte 1739 an die Universität Halle (wo er mit Gottfried Achenwall Freundschaft schloss) und beendete sein Rechtsstudium an der Universität Jena. 1744 habilitierte er sich in Marburg, 1746 wurde er als außerordentlicher Professor der Rechte an die Universität Göttingen berufen, wo er trotz mehrerer weiterer Rufe bis zu seinem Lebensende verblieb, wohl nicht zuletzt, weil er dort die Fürsprache und schützende Hand seines Förderers David Georg Strube genoss. Selbst Angebote als Minister nach Braunschweig, als Reichshofrat nach Wien oder als Reformator des Rechtswesen nach St. Petersburg zu gehen, schlug Pütter aus. Dreimal allerdings war er 1764, 1790 und 1794 als Gesandter des Kurfürsten von Hannover (damals in Personalunion König von England) bei den Kaiserwahlen in Frankfurt. Pütter war (wie Achenwall; s.o.) Mitglied der 1743 gegründeten Freimaurerloge "Zu den drey Löwen" in Marburg. Die Pütterstraße im Stadtzentrum Iserlohns erinnert an den großen Sohn der Stadt. Werk [Bearbeiten] Titelblatt: Historische Entwicklung der heutigen StaatsverfassungIn der juristischen Praxis machte sich Pütter als Verteidiger in einem Prozess gegen einen hessischen Offizier einen Namen, der in Notwehr einen Untergebenen getötet hatte. In diesen und anderen Reichsgerichtsprozessen machte er sich einen Namen und wurde ein gesuchter Rechtsvertreter vor allem adeliger Kreise. „Seinerzeit galt Pütter als der wohl bedeutendste und erfolgreichste Staatsrechtslehrer, wenn nicht Rechtslehrer überhaupt. ( ) Durch Pütter wurde Göttingen zum Mekka der Adepten des Staats- und Verfassungsrechts".[1] Er gilt als einer der bedeutendsten Vertreter des alten Reichsstaatsrechts. Pütters weitverbreitete Handbücher haben die Auffassung verbreitet, dass das Heilige Römische Reich aus wirklichen Staaten zusammengesetzt sei.[2] Seine Schriften zur Rechts- und Verfassungsgeschichte jedoch machen ihn auch zum ersten echten Verfassungshistoriker.[3] Bedeutende Schriften Pütters sind u.A. sein Entwurf einer juristischen Encyclopädie und Methodologie, das Gutachten Büchernachdruck, nach Grundsätzen des Rechts geprüft und Historische Entwickelung der heutigen Staats-Verfassung des Teutschen Reiches. Pütters Beitrag zur Elementa iuris naturae von 1750 kann als eher gering eingeschätzt werden und ab der dritten Ausgabe wurde dieses Werk nur noch von Achenwall fortgeführt.[4] Seine Kenntnisse bezog Pütter nicht nur aus der Literatur sondern er unternahm - wie bei bedeutenden Staatsrechtlern seiner Zeit üblich - eine ausgedehnte Studienreise zum Reichskammergericht in Wetzlar, zum Reichstag in Regensburg und zum Reichshofrat in Wien. Seine Vorlesungen waren die am meisten besuchten, seine Lehrbücher waren begehrt und erzielten hohe Auflagen. Sein bekanntestes Werk, Die Entwicklung der deutschen Staatsverfassung schrieb er im Auftrag der Königin von England. Einige Historiker meinen, dass erst durch ihn das Staatsrecht zu einer Wissenschaft wurde. Er war auch einer der Ersten, die anstatt des üblichen Latein Deutsch als Unterrichtssprache benutzten. Sein freier un [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      Dublin: S. Price, 1779. 1st. Hard Cover. Good. First Irish Edition. 5 x 8 inches., [20], 508 pp. 1 (of 2) copper-engraved plates, p.279. Period full calf, endpapers replaced. Covers worn, lacking map and one plate; some staining, a few pencil notations, ink notes on plate; otherwise good condition.The remaining plate is Indian artifacts including a peace pipe. The first edition of the book was published in London the preceding year. Account of exploration into the interior of North America by an Englishman seeking a transcontinental waterway. Carver penetrated farther to the west that any English explorer before the Revolution. Notwithstanding the lack of substantial contributions to geographic knowledge, Howes notes that "his book...stimulated curiosity concerning routes to the Pacific, later satisfied by Mackenzie and Lewis and Clark." Field 251; (Graff 622); Howes C215; Sabin 11184.

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        Trials for Adultery: or, the History of Divorces.

      London: Printed for S. Bladon, 1779. - One of the Earliest of "The Genre of Pornographic Trial Reports"[TRIALS FOR ADULTERY. uniform title]. Trials for Adultery: or, the History of Divorces. Being Select Trials at Doctors Commons, for Adultery, Cruelty, Fornication, Impotence, &c. From the Year 1760, to the present Time. Including the whole of the Evidence on each Cause. Together with The Letters, &c. that have been intercepted between the amorous Parties Taken in Short-Hand , by a Civilian. London: Printed for S. Bladon, 1779-1780. First edition. Volumes 1-6 only (of 7).Six octavo volumes (7 3/4 x 4 7/8 inches; 197 x 124 mm.). 392; 392; 404, 384; 426 (of 428); 406 pp. Twenty-one (of twenty-four) fine engraved plates. Volume I lacking two of the engraved plates (Daly, facing p. 39, and Draper, facing p. 20), and clean inner marginal tear on Q4 (pp. 5/6); Volume II with light marginal stain on 3A4 (pp. 59/50); Volume IV, Z3 (pp. 87/88) trimmed at fore-margin; Volume V, Z3 (pp. 55/56) trimmed at fore-margin and lacking last leaf 3H4 (pp. 305/306) "Address to the Public" (verso blank); Volume VI lacking one engraved plate (Grosvenor, facing p. 114).Contemporary full calf, covers decoratively bordered in blind, spines with four wide raised bands, decoratively tooled in gilt and blind in compartments, two green morocco labels lettered in gilt, blind-stamped board edges and turn-ins, all edges gilt. Some minor wear to a few corners, otherwise a near fine set. Armorial bookplate (unidentified) on front paste-down of each volume and early ink signature of Thos. Grant at top of title-pages.Trials for Adultery was published over a period of two years and was completed in seven volumes with thirty engraved plates. Because of their 'pornographic' nature some or all of the plates are often not found. In our set three of the plates have been excised by a previous owner."The genre of pornographic trial reports was fully developed in the late 1770s, a fact which is borne out by the publication in seven volumes of a special collection of interesting cases, Trials for Adultery: or, the History of Divorces. The editor remarks to the reader that 'conjugal infidelity is become so general that it is hardly considered as criminal; especially in the fashionable world'. In view of the many erotic and obscene prints contained in the seven volumes, the moral justifications offered in defence of the publication of the trial reports appear quite ridiculous, if not hypocritical. Mostly erotic, but occasionally also obscene, such pictorial material now became a standard feature of trial reports for the rest of the century" (Paul-Gabriel Boucé. Sexuality in Eighteenth-Century Britain, p.128). Although fairly near the 'mark' for a "legitimate" publication of their date, it is probably unfair to call the plates obscene, however who could resist "Captain Gambier and Lady Knowles habited in loose Gowns and toying together" (volume VI, 'Admiral Knowles, against Captain Gambier', facing p. 21), "Mrs. Draper importuning her husband's Apprentice to go with her into the Bedchamber" (volume II, 'Richard Draper against Elizabeth Draper', facing p. 1), or "Mr. Wade & Mrs. Campbell discovered in a critical Situation by William Jenkins" (volume IV, 'John Hooke Campbell against Elizabeth Eustatia Campbell', facing p. 34). The publisher has been described by Raven as "the enterprising Samuel Bladon, warehouseman of Andrew Millar, investor in newspapers, and accounting adept"; his shop "a noted repository of old plays, was singled out by book trade chronicler Thomas Rees for 'its affluence of dust and soot'" (James Raven. The Business of Books: Booksellers and the English Book Trade 1450-1850, p.174). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Demonstracion Critico - Apologetica del Theatro Critico Universal que dio a luz el R.P.M. Fray Benito Geronymo Feijoo. Tomo Primero [de dos]

      Madrid, en la Imprenta Real de la Gazeta, 1779. 4to.; 20 hojas, 482 pp. Leves rastros antiguos de humedad en las primeras diez hojas.

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        Willem de Eerste EDITION ORIGINALE

      Te Amsterdam: David Klippink, 1779. Fine. David Klippink, Te Amsterdam 1779, in 4 (24x20cm), 3ff. xiv. 504pp. et 25 planches., relié. - Rare first edition absent from the catalog of all major national libraries except for the British Library. 25 beautiful plates engraved by Koming Buys. Sheepskin half mottled tan, smooth spine with 4 large wheels and multiple chains (binding later 1810). Part of title torn damaged top cap, small missing on the tail, joints cracked a tear on the back, otherwise good copy, very fresh inside. The book consists of an epic in verse and 24 songs of life and exploits of William of Nassau, Prince of Orange, Stadtholder of Holland paper, said William the Silent. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale rare absente du catalogue de toutes les grandes bibliothèques nationales exception faite pour la British Library. 25 belles planches de Buys gravées par Koming. Reliure en demi basane fauve marbrée, dos lisse avec 4 grands fers et multiples roulettes (reliure plus tardive 1810). Pièce de titre déchirée coiffe supérieure abimée, petit manque sur celle en queue, mors fendillés, une déchirure sur le dos, sinon bel exemplaire, à l'intérieur très frais. L'ouvrage consiste en une épopée en vers et en 24 chants de la vie et des exploits de Guillaume Ier de Nassau, Prince d'Orange, Stathouder de la Hollande, dit Guillaume le Taciturne.

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        Narrazione apologetica.

      - Stockholm, presso Enrico Fouget cavalliere del real Ordine di Wafa, 1779. "Della presente edizione si trovano alcuni esemplari in Ginevra presso M. Teron l'Aine, in Amburgo auf den Hamburgifchen Adress Comptoir." In-4 carré (200x160 mm.), di cc. 2, pp. 148. Un ritratto del Gratarol inciso in rame dal Giaconi (applicato al foglio di guardia interiore) e in fne un "Avviso" a stampa ripiegato in fine aggiunti solo in questo esemplare. Bell'esemplare con lievissime fioriture appartenuto a Giacomo della Lena, per molto tempo viceconsole spagnolo a Venezia, la cui firma di possesso è visibile sul foglio di guardia anteriore. Legatura coeva in piena pergamena con titolo in oro su tassello in marocchino porpora. Tagli spruzzati. Prima edizione, arricchita solo in questo esemplare da un ritratto del Gratarol inciso in rame dal Giaconi e da un «Avviso» a stampa rivolto dal Gratarol a tutti i «creditor perdenti» a causa della nota confisca dei suoi beni. Il Gratarol, segretario del senato veneto, divenuto amante di Caterina Dolfin-Tron, all'epoca musa ispiratrice dei lavori letterari di Carlo Gozzi, fu messo alla berlina da quest'ultimo come libertino. Per salvare la sua reputazione fu costretto a fuggire da Venezia e a rifugiarsi a Stoccolma, dove scrisse questa narrazione contro il geverno veneto, denunciandone intrighi e corruzione. Condannato in contumacia, visse a Stoccolma, poi in Inghilterra, quindi a Lisbona, negli Stati Uniti e in Brasile. Morì durante un viaggio verso il Madagascar. La stampa e diffusione di questo velenoso libello fu vietata in Venezia sotto pena di morte. Assai significativa la provenienza del nostro esemplare, segnato autografo da Giacomo della Lena, la cui presenza fu quanto mai vivace in seno alla cultura e alla società veneziana sul cadere del secolo XVIII. Bibliogr.: Cicogna, 3219 (e cfr. 3211-3213). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      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.

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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

      De Orden de S. M?en la Imprenta Real de la Gazeta, [Madrid 1779 - 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 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 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        La predicazione. Traduzione dal francese LEG. CON Il mondo come va'. Visione di Babouc scritta da lui medesimo D. M. D. V.

      s.e. (Francesco Rossi), s.l. (Siena) 1779 - 3 voll. in 16 rilegati in 1, pp. 100; 29 + (1b). Legatura in p. pg. coeva. La prima opera, dal titoloÂ'La predicazione', e' la primaÂtraduzione italiana, senza indicazione di luogo ed editore, ma soloÂdella data (1779),Âdi un'opera anonima attribuita a Voltaire uscita nel 1766 con il titolo 'De la predication par l'auteur du dictionnaire philosophique' e attribuita a Voltaire proprio per l'artificiosa indicazione inserita nel titoloÂdi 'opera dell'autore del dizionario filosofico', espressione che scompare, invece, nella traduzione italiana. Anche la seconda, 'Il mondo come va'. Visione di Babouc' e' la prima e unica traduzione italiana di un racconto allegorico-filosofico di Voltaire 'Le monde comme il va, vision de Babouc', pubblicato nel 1748, e poi con titolo leggermente diverso nel 1749. Qui lo scrittore immagina che l'angelo Ituriele, uno degli spiriti che presiedono agli imperi del mondo, esasperato dalle follie e dagli eccessi dei Persiani, invii lo sciita Babouc a Persepoli perche' gli riferisca cosa accade e gli permetta di decidere se la citta' deve essere sterminata o rieducata. Babouc vede davanti a se' episodi di crudelta', licenziosita' e superstizione ma anche esempi di coraggio, saggezza e generosita' da parte degli uomini. Ituriel decide allora di lasciare che 'il mondo vada come vada' poiche', anche se non tutto va bene, tutto e' pur sempre passabile. Di queste due opere si fa riferimento inÂBloch eÂMckenna inÂ'L'identification du texte clandestin aux XVII et XVIII siecle', 1999, p. 253, nota 50. In particolare, secondo gli Aa., 'La predicazione' sarebbe stata stampata a Siena, presso Francesco Rossi, come si evince dal 'Catalogo de' libri stampati e che si vanno stampando. da Francesco Rossi.' che fa riferimento, per l'appunto, a questa edizione. Entrambi i testi, 'La predicazione' e 'La visione di Babouc' compaiono inoltre elencati nel catalogo del 1785 del libraio napoletano Porcelli (con l'attribuzione di La predicazione a Voltaire). Mentre un esemplare di 'La predicazione' e' presente nella Biblioteca Comunale degli Intronati di Siena, aggiungono gli Aa. che nessuna traduzione di il Monde comme va, sconosciuto alle bibliografie, e' stato finora rintracciato. ITA

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        Oeuvres complettes EDITION ORIGINALE

      à Paris: Chez Moutard, 1779. Fine. Chez Moutard, à Paris 1779, 6 tomes en 6 Vol. in 8 (12x20cm), xiij, (3) 445 pp. et (4) 387 pp. et (4) 427 pp. et 407 pp. et 381 pp. et (4) 469 pp., relié. - First Edition collective adorned with a portrait frontispiece, which is Gabriel Henri Gaillard. Full mottled calf time. Smooth spine decorated. Part of title and volume number in red morocco. Head cover of Volume I threadbare, the volumes V and VI partly frayed. Volume VI of the upper jaw split in mind. Some corners bumped. Good copy. We can not let Belloy as a great playwright despite the success of his plays, especially the incredible national and popular success of the Siege of Calais. Yet the value of this edition of the theater and the world of letters in the eighteenth is important. Every part of the author is indeed accompanied by many elements, prefaces, memoirs, letters, notes and research that explain not only the public reception, but also quarrels with the party of philosophers, support and disavowal of Voltaire. As a writer, trying to resurrect Belloy classical tragedy, his essay on the tragedy of public taste then reflected (Gluck had set to music Racine in his opera Iphigénie en Tauride) approached; classical tragedy became in the second half of the eighteenth nationalist literary model, yet contemporary style of the invention of a new theater, the Diderot. --- 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] Edition originale collective, ornée d'un portrait au frontispice, que l'on doit à Gabriel Henri Gaillard. Reliure en plein veau d'époque marbré. Dos lisse orné. Pièce de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge. Coiffe de tête du tome I élimée, des tomes V et VI en partie élimées. Mors supérieur du tome VI fendu en tête. Quelques coins émoussés. Bon exemplaire. On ne saurait louer Belloy comme un grand dramaturge malgré le succès de ses pièces, et surtout l'incroyable succès national et populaire du Siège de Calais. Pourtant l'intérêt de cette édition sur le monde du théâtre et le monde des lettres au XVIIIe est importante. Chacune des pièces de l'auteur est en effet accompagnée de nombreux éléments, préfaces, mémoires, lettres, notes et recherches qui explicitent non seulement l'accueil du public, mais aussi les querelles avec le parti des philosophes, le soutien puis le désaveu de Voltaire. En tant qu'écrivain, Belloy cherche à ressuciter la tragédie classique, son essai sur la tragédie dont le goût du public se rapprochait alors en témoigne (Gluck avait mis en musique Racine dans son opéra Iphigénie en Tauride) ; la tragédie classique devint alors dans la seconde partie du XVIIIe un modele littéraire nationaliste, modèle pourtant contemporain de l'invention d'un nouveau théâtre, celui de Diderot.

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        Report from the Committee who were appointed to consider the Several Returns, which have been made to the Order of the House of Commons of the 16th Day of December 1778,

      London: , 1779. That there be laid before this House, an Account of Persons convicted of Felonies or Misdemeanours, and now under Sentence of Imprisonment, in the Gaols and Houses of Correction in the City of London, and the Counties of Middlesex, Essex, Kent, Herts, Surrey, and Sussex … Foolscap quarto (333 × 200 mm). In later blue paper wraps. Housed in a black cloth flat back box. Stab-holes visible, title page somewhat browned and a little soiled, the rest of the contents toned. and with one or two minor paper flaws, very good. First edition, extremely uncommon and important parliamentary report which was instrumental in initiating the establishment of the penal colony at Botany Bay, and with it British colonisation of Australia. Of this first edition Copac locates copies at BL, and Bristol Central Library only, OCLC adds Duke and the University of Melbourne; Yale and National Library hold copies of a 1784 reprint. In 1779 a parliamentary committee was set up to consider the appalling conditions in Britain's prisons, overcrowding, malnourishment, disease, child prisoners, and above all lack of employment, a situation further exacerbated by the miserable state of the hulks on the Thames. The testimony of Richard Akerman, "the vigilant, the humane keeper of Newgate" (from his memorial at St. Alphege, Greenwich), was representative and revealing. Asked how the prisoners could subsist on a penny a day, he explained that "they did not; most of them being supplied with Money and Provisions brought by their Friends; and that for those who were poor and friendless, he provided, at his own Expence coarse Pieces of Meat, and made Broth". The new gaol, developed beginning in 1770, was "far more commodious and airy", with fewer now unhealthy, but "he had often observed a Dejection of Spirits among the Prisoners … which had the Effect of Disease, and many had died broken-hearted …". The convicts "had no Employment, there being no Place for them to work in", and the number of inmates was overall "very inconvenient, and if the young and robust had not been removed to the Hulks, it would have been impossible to have kept them in Order; as it was, they frequently stole from Strangers who came to see them, and robbed one another". Asked why it was that so many condemned to the hulks remained in Newgate, Akerman replied that "there was not Room on board the Vessels to receive them". The other objective of the committee was to weigh the various possibilities "relating to the Transportation of Offenders to Foreign Parts". North America, in a state of revolution, was no longer an option, as testified by Duncan Campbell, twenty years a private contractor transporting felons to Virginia and Maryland, who declared the alternative destinations in Canada and "upon the frontiers of Florida" unrealistic. John Roberts, former governor of Cape Coast Castle, thought that there might be possibilities at Yanimarew, a centre for the African slave trade, "about 400 Miles from the Mouth of the River Gambia", where "the King of Yanimarew would be very glad to have any White People settled in his Country", and recommended that perhaps 150 men and 60 women might be sent at first "to try the Experiment". However it was the evidence offered by Joseph Banks, based on his Australian experiences as a naturalist with Cook on Endeavour, that seemed most persuasive. Directly asked which place "in any distant Part of the Globe" he would consider best to transport a colony of Felons "whence their Escape might be difficult, and where, from the Fertility of the Soil, they might be enabled to maintain themselves, after the First Year", he unhesitatingly suggested Botany Bay, adducing a wide range of factors in its favour: "He apprehended that would be little Probability of any Opposition from the Natives … he saw very few … and had Reason to believe that the Country was very thinly peopled … the Climate was similar to that about Toulouse … the Proportion of rich Soil was small in Comparison to the barren, but sufficient to support a very large Number of People; there were no tame Animals, and he saw no wild Ones … but observed the Dung of what were called Kangerous, which were about the Size of middling Sheep, but very swift and difficult to catch …there were no Beasts of Prey, and he did not doubt that our Oxen and Sheep, if carried there, would thrive …there was great Plenty of Fish … The Grass was long and luxuriant, and there were some eatable Vegetables … Abundance of Timber and Fuel, sufficient for any Number of Buildings". Asked further if he believed that, given time, "the Mother Country was likely to reap any Benefit from … Botany Bay?", he said that he did not doubt that such a colony once established would "furnish Matter of advantageous Return". In his rôle as "what his close friend, William Eden, Lord Auckland, facetiously described as HM minister of philosophic affairs, that is, a virtual minister for science" (ODNB), Banks's compelling testimony was crucial in convincing the committee that it would be of "Public Utility if the Laws which now direct and authorize the Transportation of certain Convicts to … North America, were made to authorize the same to any other Part of the Globe that may be found expedient"; and the authority of Banks's evidence determined Botany Bay, "on the Coast of New Holland, in the Indian Ocean" was eventually chosen. Inscribed on the title page by Sir Charles Bunbury, the "good-natured but neglectful sporting gentleman who preferred the company of grooms and jockeys", who chaired the committee to George Townshend, first marquess Townshend, hero of Quebec, and until lately Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. An excellent copy of this little known, but highly influential parliamentary paper.

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        The unfortunate Englishman: or, a faithful narrative, of the distresses and adventures of John Cockburn, and five other English mariners; viz Thomas Bounce, John Holland, Richard Banister, John Balman and Thomas Robinson Who were taken by a Spanish Guarda Costa, in the John and Anne, Edward Burt, Master, and set on shore at a place call'd Porto Cavallo, naked and wounded Containing a journey over land from the Gulph of Honduras to the Great South Sea, wherein is some new and very useful discoveries of the inland of those almost unknown parts of America As also an account of the manners, customs, and behaviour of the several Indians inhabiting a tract of land of 2400 miles, particularly of their dispositions towards the Spaniards and English The fourth edition

      London: printed, and sold by all the booksellers, in town and country. 1779. 12mo., 164pp., with a fine engraved frontispiece*, well bound in the 20th century in cloth boards with printed spine label. A very good copy with the 18th/early 19th century signature 'Herbert'> in margin of frontispiece. A rare printing. See Sabin 14098. Of this printing ESTC finds copies at N.L.Ireland + John Carter Brown + Wisconsin-Madison + NYPL. A frequently printed but rather important narrative which for many years was looked upon as little better than a romance due to the 'distresses and adventures' Cockburn and his men faced. Cockburn and the five other pirates were taken prisoner by the Spanish Coastguard in 1730. they eventually escaped from jail in San Pedro Sula in Honduras, crossed the Isthmus to San Salvador and travelled to Panama overland. * The graphic frontispiece portrays 'The Muskitoe Indians plundering the town of Cheriqui and burning a Spanish priest'.>

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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].

      Des Lauriers [without PN] [between 1779 and 1792], Paris - 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. 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Calvarienberg, 1774.

      1779 1779 - Radierung, 1779, von P. Haubenstricker (1750-1793), nach Schmidts Altargemälde im Dom zu Waitzen, auf Bütten. 30,7:16 cm. Literatur: Andresen/Heller 1; Garzarolli-Thurnlackh 3, I (von III). – Vorzüglicher Abdruck mit breitem Rand. Provenienz: Sammlung J.N. Seiler (1793 München – Kempten 1876), nicht bei Lugt. Haubenstricker war ein Schüler Schmidts und als Maler und Radierer tätig. Er schuf insgesamt 5 Radierungen nach dessen Gemälden.

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        Glaubensbekenntniß veranlaßt durch ein Kaiserl. Reichshofrathsconclusium. 24 S. Halblederbd d. Z. auf 5 Bünden (Ecken und oberes Kapital beschabt) mit Rückenschild und Rückenvergoldung.

      Berlin, August Mylius, 1779.. - Beigebunden: 1. Semler, Johann Salomo. Antwort auf das Bahrdische Glaubensbekenntnis. 8 Bl., 119 S. Halle, Hemmerde, 1779. - 2. (Bahrdt, Karl Friedrich). Kurze Erklärung über Herrn Doktor Semlers Antwort auf das Bahrdtsche Glaubensbekenntniß. 8 S. Berlin, A. Mylius, 1779. - 3. Semler, Johann Salomo. Das Bahrdtsche Glaubensbekenntniß widerlegt nebst den beiden Gutachten der theologischen Facultäten zu Würzburg und Göttingen über das Bahrdtische N. Testament im Auszug. 56 S. Erlangen, F. a. Schleich, 1779. - 4. Gutachten zweyer theologischer Facultäten der Würzburgischen und Göttingischen. 64 S. Berlin und Leipzig, George Jacob Decker, 1779. - 5. (Kayser, J. A.). C. F. Bahrdts Glaubensbekenntniß widerlegt von Orthonoete. 48 S. O. O. 1780. - 6. Horrer, Georg Adam. Untersuchung des Bahrdtischen Glaubensbekenntnisses. 16 S. O. O 1779. - 7. (Wagner, Johann Ehrenfried). Schreiben eines Schulmeisters im sächsischen Gebirge an seinen Nachbar über das Bahrdtische. 32 S. Frankfurt und Leipzig 1780. - 8. (Wettengel, Friedrich Traugott). Ein Wort der Liebe an Herrn C. F. Bahrdt, wegen Seines Glaubensbekenntnisses. 22 (recte 32) S. O. O 1779.. Einzigartiger Sammelband zu Bahrdts Glaubensbekenntnis, der zentralen Schrift des bis heute unterschätzten Aufklärers, der immer wieder wegen seiner fortschrittlichen Ideen mit der Orthodoxie in Konflikt geriet. Während seiner Englandreise wurde Bahrdt wegen seiner freigeistigen Ideen, besonders aber seiner 'Neuesten Offbarungen Gottes' in Abwesenheit vom Reichshofrathsconclusum in Wien seiner Ämter enthoben und des Reichs verwiesen. Auf die 'Neuesten Offanbarungen Gottes' beziehen sich die beiden Gutachten der theologischen Fakultäten. Bahrdt flüchtete daraufhin von Dürkheim nach Halle in preußisches Hoheitsgebiet, wo Glaubensfreiheit gewährt wurde. Er veröffentlichte von dort sein Glaubensbekenntnis, eine glänzend geschriebene Verteidigung seiner Vorstellung der Trennung von Religion und Moral. Er fasste "seine Heterodoxie in ein kurzes Glaubensbekenntniß zusammen, worin er die christliche Religion bis auf die Knochen abschälte und nichts als ein bloßes Gerippe von kahlem Deismus mit moralischen Bettlerlappen behängt, übrig ließ. B. hatte gleichwol damit von der lutherischen Kirche sich nicht lossagen wollen. Erst in Halle ... schlug durch des Philosophen Eberhard und des Pädagogen Trapp Einfluß die Sterbestunde für seinen Offenbarungsglauben" (Frank in der ADB). Die Schrift erregte immenses Aufsehen und provozierte eine Flut von Gegenschriften, Nachdrucken und Kommentaren. Die vier wichtigsten Grundschriften dieser Auseinandersetzung zwischen Bahrdt und seinem einstigen Protektor Semler sind in diesem Sammelband enthalten.- Wenige zarte Bleistiftanstreichungen. - Goed. IV 822, 54 beta und 55 beta (Bahrdt); Jacob/Majewski 363 und 364. - Beibände: Goed. IV 822, 54 II. i u. k (Semler), l (Kayser), a (Horrer), n (Wagner), e (Wettengel); Jacob/Majewski 527 u. 529, 476, 470, 547, 559 u. 563. - Alles erste, oft einzige Ausgaben, so ein einzigartiger Sammelband.

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        Only two weeks before John Paul Jones would utter the words "I have not yet begun to fight" aboard the Bonhomme Richard, provided to him by King Louis XVI, the French King issues a rare circular on protecting "? my possessions in America by increasing my naval forces, I was determined to take reprisals and to attack England in her own colonies ?"

      Versailles, September 9, 1779. 9.5" x 14". "Partly-printed Circular Letter Signed with a secretarial signature, ""Louis"", 2 pages, 9.5"" x 14"", Versailles, September 9, 1779, and countersigned by an unidentified court official, to François de Narbonne-Lara, Bishop of Everaux (1720-1792) instructing him to lead his parishioners in the signing of ""Te Deum"" to pay tribute to the victories of Admiral d'Estaing over the British in the West Indies. Light soiling and toning, minor loss at upper left corner not affecting text, minor partial separations along expected folds, glassine strip along verso of bifolium spine, clean vertical cuts (likely to accommodate a ribbon that is no longer present) run along each margin, else very good.The circular reads in full (translated): ""Your Lordship Bishop of Evreux Motives which forced me to turn through arms to obtain satisfaction that I have requested too long, are known all over Europe. Dignity of my Crown and what I owe to my subjects, did not permit that I defer any longer to avenge repeated insults done to my flag, and protect commerce in my States and to re-establish liberty of seas, by repelling attacks from a Nation usurpation plans that my moderation seemed to make bolder. After having provided for my Kingdome safety and for my possessions in America by increasing my naval forces, I was determined to take reprisals and to attack England in her own colonies. In Africa, Senegal and different forts on the coast, owned by the English have been captured or destroyed. In America, San Domingo Island was surprised by my frigates and my troops, that Marquis de Bouillé, Governor General of my Island of Martinique, has lead into this expedition. More recently, frigates and troops sent by Count d?Estaing, Vice- Admiral, and commanding my naval forces in America, seized Saint-Vincent Island. Finally, at three to four at night last July, my troops, under Count D?Estaing commandment, who was marching ahead, took, with drawn sword, forts in Island of Grenada and took seven hundred prisoners, constrained to surrender at their own discretion, as well as the Governor, and to abandon their flags, more than one hundred canon pieces, sixteen mortars and a large number of sea buildings that were under batteries protection. Two days later, an English squadron, twenty-one vessels strong, and commanded by Admiral Biron, bringing under his escort four thousand landing men, had approached Island of Grenada, intending and attempting to recapture it over my troops. Count d?Estaing had my vessels rig, offered and delivered combat to the King of England squadron, forced it to take flight, after having crippled several of his vessels, and retained conquest. Success of these diverse expeditions, which my Officers, my Troops and their Crew and my vessels deployed all resources and energy of French value, as well as in their different combats done at sea since beginning of hostilities, is attributed only to favors that the army God, who knows the uprightness of my intentions and my desire for peace, wants to grant to justice and to my cause. It is to pay public homage and my gratitude to him, and to beg of him to continue his divine protection of me, that I am writing this letter to you, to let you know that my intention is for you to have the Te Deum sang in Church Cathedral and others in your Diocese, and that you invite to this ceremony those who are used to attend. And now, I pray God to have your Lordship Bishop of Evreux in His grace. Written in Versailles, September nine one thousand seven hundred and seventy-nine."" Pleased with his successes in Africa and the West Indies, Louis XVI ordered all the dioceses of France to sing the Te Deum in d'Estaing's honor, which they did on Sunday, September 12, 1779. In Paris, grand illuminations were staged in the admiral's honor (Dussieux, Notices historiques sur les généraux et marins du XVIIIe siècele, 1889, 271-272). This would prove to be the apex of d'Estaing's career. As Louis XVI celebrated his gains in the West Indies, Charles Hector, compte d'Estaing (1729-1794) was sailing north toward Georgia where he would participate in the failed attempt to recapture Savannah from British control. Although he made a gallant effort to take the Georgia capital, and was wounded twice in the action, he found himself out of favor in court of Louis XVI upon his return to France. Apparently Benjamin Franklin jokingly suggested that France should provide America with the names of other 'gifted' admirals (Schiff, Benjamin Franklin and the Birth of America, 2006, 220). D'Estaing turned to politics and supported the French Revolution of 1789 and was named an admiral by the National Assembly in 1792. However his testimony in defense Marie Antoinette during her 1793 trial, he was charged with being a reactionary and was guillotined in 1794. As Louis XVI was exhorting his parishioners to sing d'Estaing's praises, France and Spain were assembling a vast fleet to attempt an invasion of England. John Paul Jones, aboard the Bonhomme Richard, a converted French merchant vessel donated to the Americans by a French shipping magnate, offered a welcome diversion sailing into the Irish Sea leading a five-ship squadron. Sailing around Scotland and into the North Sea, Jones' ships crated panic along the British coasts. On September 23, 1779 he engaged the 50-gun frigate HMS Serapis. Outgunned, the British demanded his surrender, to which Jones replied (although probably apocryphally), ""I have not yet begun to fight!"" His own ship sinking after suffering numerous broadsides from the British, Jones's crew managed to lob a grenade which ignited a large quantity of gunpowder aboard the Serapis?"compelling the British to surrender. For his victory, Louis XVI honored him with the title of Chevalier. The recipient, François Narbonne-Lara, served as Bishop of Gap from 1764 to 1773 and Bishop of Everaux from 1773. In 1791, he refused to swear allegiance to the Civil Constitution of the Clergy and emigrated to Italy. He died in Rome in 1792.Rare. We have not encountered another example of this printed circular in private hands. "

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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, Ferrara (Poi Venezia) - 25 voll. leg. in 15, in 8, pp. (16) + 220; (20) + 176; 192 con 1tabella f. t. piu' 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 pubblico' 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 piu' avanzate come la pubblicazioneÂoriginale 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. DiamoÂun sommario elenco degli articoli: Andres - Lettera sopra una dimostazione el Galileo; Dalla Fabra - IntornoÂalle febbri; Andes -ÂDissertazione sopra le cagioni della scarsezza de' progressi delle scienze; Vincenzo MontiÂ- Prosopopea di Pericle; G. Riccati - Del moto di discesa e di ascendimento dei corpi solidi nei fluidi; Rubbi - Elogio di B. Castiglione; Affo' - Vita del Card. Sforza Pallavicini; G. Riccati - Due generi di resistenza cheÂnascono 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;ÂT. Bonati - Nuova curva isocrona; De Termeyer - Esperienze e riflessioni sulla torpedine; Dionisi - De primi abitanti di Verona; Affo' - 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 curiosita' 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 probabilita' della vita, pensioni vitalizie ecc.; Trieste P. - Sopra l'agro di Asolo nei bassi tempi ;ÂAlberti F. -ÂNotizie antiche modene riguardanti Bevagna; G. Coleti - Notae et siglae quae inÂnummis et lapidibus apud romanos obtinebant;ÂGregori - Riflessioni sopra l'antico porto e fiume della citta' di Aquileia; G. Riccati - Lettera al Sig. Bortolami Prof. diÂcembalo e contrappunto; Natali - Dissertazione sopra l'antico fiume Timavo; Alberti - Ragguagli del museo aperto nel 1787 nelle nuoveÂstanze della residenza del Magistrato di Bevagna; Uccelli - Sopra le osservazioni medico prtiche sulla malattia chiamata pellagra. ITA

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        Histoire de l'astronomie moderne depuis la fondation de l'école d'Alexandrie jusq'à l'époque de MDCCXXX.

      chez les Freres De Bure,, A Paris, 1779 - Tre volumi di cm. 25,5, pp. xvi, 728; (4) 751 (1); (4) 415 (1). Con 18 tavole incise in rame e ripiegate f.t. Legatura coeva in piena pelle bazzano, dorsi a nervi con fregi e titoli in oro su doppi tasselli. Tagli marmorizzati (rossi per il terzo volume). Esemplare con qualche brunitura sparsa, piccole mancanze alle cuffie, ma complessivamente genuino e ben conservato. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Alexander Hamilton pens a letter which George Washington then signs, updating New York Governor George Clinton on the progress of Sullivan's Expedition against the Iroquois in 1779

      West Point, August 31, 1779. 7.25" x 11.75". "Important Letter Signed, ""Go:Washington,"" 1 page, 7.25"" x 11.75"", West Point, August 31, 1779 to New York Governor George Clinton, the body of the letter accomplished in the hand of Alexander Hamilton. Some minor marginal chips and tears do not affect text, light evening toning, weak horizontal folds reinforced on verso, else very good. Washington's letter reads in full: ""Dear Sir, I have the honor to inclose the copy of a letter [not present] of yesterday from Major General Heath , which, as it states to a matter of civil concern, I think it may be my duty to you Excellency?" In a letter of the 20th from General Sullivan he finds me the copy of one from General Clinton, by which and by what he mentions himself, the junction was to have been formed the next day. Lt. Col Pawling did not join at Anaquaga [sic, Onaquaga, a large Iroquois village near present-day Windsor, New York]?"nor had he been hard of""Docketed in an unknown hand on the verso: ""Genl Washington's Letter August 31, 1779 - covering[?] a Letter from Genl Heath respect[ing] Plunders at the Lines.""The first portion of Washington's letter, as evidenced by the docket, concerns a persistent problem that plagued ""the Lines"" ?" essentially a wide swath of no-mans-land that existed between British-occupied New York City and Western Long Island and the Continental Army manning positions in New Jersey, Connecticut and upstate New York. The region, which included modern-day Newark, Fort Lee, White Plains and other places today associated with the New York City suburbs, were frequently raided by both rebel and tory militias. The anarchy that ensued allowed the region to become haven for bandits and highwaymen who took advantage of the situation. (At this writing, we have been unable to source the content of the letter from Heath that Washington forwarded on to Clinton).He then offers intelligence to the New York governor on the status of Sullivan's campaign against the Iroquois, undertaken in response to the Loyalist and Indian attacks on the Wyoming Valley and other settlements in northern Pennsylvania and New York State the previous year?"in particular the notorious raid on Cherry Valley. In early 1779, Washington authorized the General to assemble three brigades to march north from Easton, Pennsylvania, while a smaller force, under the command of General James Clinton to be organized at Schenectady and move southward to join with Sullivan's men at Tioga. In addition, General Daniel Brodhead led concurrent expedition from Pittsburgh into the Iroquois country that was to ostensibly link up with Sullivan and Clinton?"but due to a variety of factors confined his raids to far western New York. As Sullivan predicted, James Clinton's forces rendezvoused with his forces on August 21, 1779 (without the contingent commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Pawling). On August 26, the combined forces began a destructive campaign against the Iroquois, culminating in the Battle of Newtown on August 29 which proved to be a complete victory for the Continental Army. During their march, Sullivan's men put forty Iroquois villages to the torch, destroying homes and crops, leaving much of the population homeless and starving during the ""hard winter"" of 1779-1780. Albert Pawling was commissioned a second lieutenant in June 1775 and served as brigade major of Clinton's Brigade from November 1775 to May 1775. In June 1776, he became a captain in DuBois' New York Regiment and was promoted to major in Malcom's Continental Regiment in January 1777. In 1779, he was promoted to lieutenant colonel and subsequently full colonel of the New York Levies to the close of the war. An earlier draft of this letter, also in Hamilton's hand (but not signed by Washington) resides in the collections of the Library of Congress."

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

      [Providence. 1779].. Broadside, 19 1/2 x 15 inches. Docketed on verso, signed by Gen. John Glover. Old folds. Slight loss, repaired, to central vertical fold and edges. Lightly soiled. Silked. Good. Revolutionary War payroll document for the company of Capt. Silvanus Smith, part of the 15th Massachusetts regiment in Glover's brigade. The payroll muster contains details on seventy-nine men, listing their rank and time to be paid, together with the wages paid them. Total wages were £179/17/4. The document is certified on the verso, where it is written: "I do swear that the within pay roll is true without fraud to these United States or to any individual according to the best of my knowledge. [signed] Joseph Brown, En. for Capt. Smith." It is further attested below, where it is signed by Brig. Gen. John Glover: "Sworn before me in Providence this 12th day of March 1779. [signed] John Glover BGeneral." John Glover (1732-97) was a Massachusetts fisherman and soldier who was involved with the state militia for many years before the Revolution. Rising through the ranks, he eventually commanded the regiment that manned the boats in Washington's historic crossing of the Delaware River. In 1778 he was stationed in the Hudson Highlands to keep watch for a British advance, where he would stay for the remainder of the war.

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        Account of a Comet", Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Vol. 71, (Read April 26, 1781),1782, pp. 492-501

      FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST RECORDED DISCOVERY OF A NEW PLANET. Prior to William Herschel's discovery, astronomers had only known of the existence of five planets: Saturn, Jupiter, Venus, Mars, and Mercury. Herschel's "discovery [was] unprecedented in human history" (Lemonick, The Georgian Star, 74). Handsome, half-calf bound extract complete with three fold-out copperplate engravings. In 1779, the amateur British astronomer William Herschel undertook "his first review of the heavens, in which he examined stars down to the fourth magnitude. In August of that year he began a second review, more systematic and extensive than the first, and concentrated on the discovery of double stars" (Dictionary of Scientific Biography, vi, 328). Herschel used telescopes of his own design and though he was an amateur, his telescopes were unsurpassed in their power. In fact, after this discovery his telescopes were moved to the Royal Observatory. Herschel was still continuing the same, second review when on the 13th of March of 1781 "he encountered an object which his experienced eye could tell at a glance was not an ordinary star. Yet it was not one of the planets known since the dawn of history, and Herschel supposed it to be a comet" (ibid). Observing his discovery over a few nights, however, Herschel realized that the object, carefully noting its motion so that an orbit could be determined; it seemed to Herschel to be moving to slowly to be a comet, but wasn't yet prepared to call the object a planet. "By the end of April, Herschel had gathered his observations together into his 'Account of a Comet' and presented the paper to the Bath Literary and Philosophical Society" (Lemonick). As he was not yet a member of the Royal Society, Herschel sent a copy of his paper to the British scientist and physician, William Watson. It was Watson, then, who read Herschel's meticulous research before the Royal Society on April 26th. Despite his undisputed skill in building telescopes and his suspicion that the comet might in fact be a planet, Herschel recognized that he was an amateur, so he presented his research in the hopes that those with more experience could further study the object he had found. By the summer of 1781 and using Herschel's detailed examination of the object's orbit, other astronomers showed that what Herschel had discovered was a heretofore unrecognized primary planet of the solar system. Herschel named the planet Georgium Sidus to honor George III, but it became known by the more conventional name of Uranus, proposed by J. E. Bode. "Herschel's discovery shook the astronomical world and thrilled the public. It earned him international fame and a paid astronomy job. People had imagined that other planets could exist in the solar system, but this was proof that more planets did exist. The solar system had just gotten bigger, and astronomy's possibilities had expanded with it. The search for new planets was on" (Telescopes From the Ground Up, 1781: A New Planet). In 1781, Herschel was awarded the Copley Medal for his discovery. References: Dibner 13; PMM 227; Norman 1058. Withbound: J." A Letter From Joseph Willard To The Rev. Dr. Maskelyne, Astronomer Royal, Concerning The Longitude Of Cambridge In New England". CONDITION & DETAILS: Complete bound extract. London: Royal Society of London. (9 x 6.75 inches; 225 x 169mm). [4], 492-507, [3 Herschel copperplates], 4. Bound in half-calf over gilt-ruled marbled paper boards. Gilt-lettered and ruled at the spine. Tightly and solidly bound. The slightest of toning at the edges of pages. Near fine condition.

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

      London: printed and sold by John Marshall and Co. No.4, Aldermary Church-Yard, in Bow-Lane [between 1779 and 1789?]. 12mo., (2) + 153 + (3)pp., including the final leaf of John Marshall's advertisements, wanting free endpapers, contemporary sheep-backed marbled boards, generally rubbed or rather worn. Nonetheless, a good copy, sound and crisp. Only edition: rare. Not in Osborne. [ESTC & OCLC together locate copies at 6 libraries in UK together with 3 in N.America: UCLC + Morgan Lib. (NY) + Harvard (Houghton)]. The ESTC entry points out that John Marshall and Co. were active between 1779 and 1789, referring to a recent unpublished paper by David Stoker: John Marshall, John Evans and the Cheap Repository Tracts 1793-1800.> The Bodleian library now attributes the authorship to Dorothy Kilner (1755-1836), the children's author. She is, of course, known to have written a number of purely didactic works for children, including Dialogues and Letters on Morality> (1783?), The First Principles of Religion> (ca. 1787), Letters from a mother to her children, on various important subjects> (1780?) and A course of lectures for Sunday evenings. Containing religious advice to young persons> (1783?).

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        Voyages dans les Alpes,

      Neuchatel: Chex Samuel Fauche, 1779-86. - The First Accurate Understanding of the Structure of the AlpsSAUSSURE, Horace Benedict de. Voyages dans les Alpes, précédés d'un essai sur l'histoire naturelle des environs de Geneve. Neuchatel: Chez Samuel Fauche, 1779 [and] Geneva: Chez Barde, Manget & Compagnie, 1786.First edition. Volumes I-II (of 4) only. Quarto (10 1/4 x 7 3/4 inches; 260 x 197 mm.). [4], xxxvi, 540, [1, list of plates, verso blank]; [4], xvi, 641, [1, errata], [1, list of plates, verso blank] pp. Three vignettes included in pagination. Two folding maps, one folding table and fourteen engraved plates (all but one folding) on thirteen sheets. Small marginal paper flaw on lower corner of leaf O3 (pp. 109/110) in volume one and small marginal paper flaw on upper corner of leaf Aa4 (pp. 191/192) in volume two. Contemporary full russia, covers with quadruple gilt borders, spines with five raised bands, decoratively tooled in compartments, two red and purple morocco labels lettered in gilt, all edges marbled in blue and white. Corners of volume one a little rubbed, joints of volume two very slightly cracked but absolutely sound. A fine copy.First Edition of the first two volumes of de Saussure's Voyages dans les Alpes, containing his account of the natural history of Geneva and its environs along with the record of his explorations in the area of Mont Blanc. The third and fourth volumes were not published until 1796, a decade after the appearance of Vol. II. Horace-Bénédict de Saussure (1740-1799) was a Swiss aristocrat, physicist and Alpine traveler. He was considered to be the founder of Alpinism, and possibly the first person to build a successful solar oven. Between 1774 and 1787 he performed extensive geological investigations of the Alpine region, which he saw as holding the key to a true theory of the earth. His early interest in botanical studies led him to undertake journeys among the Alps, and from 1773 onwards he directed his attention to the geology and physics of that region. This work did much to clear up the topography of the snowy portions of the Alps, and to attract the attention of tourists to spots like Chamonix and Zermatt. In 1760 he first visited Chamonix, and offered a reward to the first man to reach the summit of Mont Blanc, at the time unscaled. Since 1774 he tried to find a way to reach the summit on the Italian side, accompanied by the Courmayeur alpine guide Jean-Laurent Jordaney on the Miage glacier and on Mont Crammont. He made an unsuccessful attempt himself in 1785, by the Aiguille du Goûter route. Two Chamonix men, Michel Paccard and Jacques Balmat attained the summit in 1786, by way of the Grands Mulets, and in 1787 Saussure himself made the third ascent of the mountain. In 1788 he spent 17 days making observations on the crest of the Col du Géant (3,371 m). In 1774 he mounted the Crammont, and again in 1778, in which year he also explored the Valsorey glacier, near the Great St Bernard in 1776 he had ascended the Buet (3,096 m). In 1789 he climbed the Pizzo Bianco near Macugnaga, to observe the east wall of Monte Rosa, and crossed the Theodulpass (3,322 m) to Zermatt, which he was the first traveler to visit. On that occasion he climbed from the pass up the Klein Matterhorn (3,883 m), while in 1792 he spent three days making observations on the same pass without descending to Zermatt, and then visited the Theodulhorn (3,472 m). In 1780 he climbed the Roche Michel, above the Mont Cenis Pass. The descriptions of seven of his Alpine journeys, with his scientific observations gathered en route, were published by him in four quarto volumes, under the general title of Voyages dans les Alpes from 1779 to 1796. The Alps formed the center of Saussure's investigations. He saw them as the grand key to the true theory of the earth, and they gave him the opportunity for studying geology in a manner never previously attempted. The inclination of the strata, the nature of the rocks, the fossils and the minerals received close attention. He

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        Missel De Paris Latin - François , Avec Prime , Tierce , Sexte , et Les Processions , imprimé Par Ordre De Monseigneur l'Archevêque . Printem(p)s I et II , été I et II , Automne I et II , Hiver I et II . Complet En 8 Volumes

      Chez Les Libraires Associés Pour Les Usages Du Diocèse 1779 Reliure en cuir d'agneau , vert jardin . Motif en creux représentant le soleil et ses rayons dans un losange aux 1er et 4 éme plats avec un encadré doré et un autre en creux . Dos à 4 nerfs avec fleurons dorés et en creux . Gardes en papier marbré et filets dorés . Trois tranches dorées . Imprimé sur papier filigrané . Texte en français et latin en regard sur deux colonnes . Excellent état de conservation , très peu de rousseurs et menus défauts . Port compris. - ensemble de 3 kg 900 gr. Religion

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        Der Theil von Ober Bayern Welcher dem Erzherzogthum Oesterreich ob der Ens nach dem Teschner Frieden ist einverleibet worden 1779':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich v. Franz Ferdinand von Schrötter, dat. 1779, 31 x 35,5 Zeigt das Innviertel in Oberösterreich mit den Ämtern Schärding, Ried, Braunau, Wildshut, Mauerkirchen u. Friedburg mit den benachbarten Grenzgebieten Passau, Herzogtum Bayern und Erzstift Salzburg. - Oben links Titelkartusche. - Unten rechts Kartusche mit Meilenzeiger. - Seltene Karte. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Descriptions des arts et métiers, ... Tomes X & XI : La pêche

      A Neuchatel, 1779. 2 volumes in - 4 (26 x 20 cm) reliure pleine basane tachetée du temps, dos à nerfs à caissons dorés et pièces de titres bordeaux, tranches rouges, vol. X : 550 p. 22 planches ; vol. XI : 692 p., 36 planches. Frottements sur les plats et usures marquées qur les coins, sinon, bon état des feuillets et planches. Ouvrage contenant les connaissances de l'époque concernant la pêche et les poissons suivants : saumons, esturgeons, morue, merlan, colin, lieu, hareng, alose, daurade... illustrés de 58 très belles planches en taille - douce (poissons de différentes espèces, techniques de pêche, d'aquaculture, pause de filets...). Français relié DeCollection

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

      à Paris: de l'Imprimerie Royale., 1779. Fine. de l'Imprimerie Royale., à Paris 1779, in 8 (13,5x21cm), de 55pp., Un Vol. broché. - Brochure of origin, in cream paper. The paper cover has some creases. It was during his incarceration in Germany during the war years 7 Parmentier (1737-1813), pharmacist armies, discover the qualities of a nightshade, potato. In 1771 he was apothecary Staff of the Hotel des Invalides and a contest of the Academy of Besançon on replacing wheat in bread making. Parmentier will continually promote and experience the potato, which was under a ban of culture 1748 (was reserved for animals), he even offered to Louis XVI flowers potato. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Brochure d'origine, sous papier crème. Le papier de couverture comporte quelques pliures. C'est lors de son incarcération en Allemagne, durant la guerre de 7 ans que Parmentier (1737-1813), pharmacien des armées, découvre les qualités d'une solanacée, la pomme de terre. En 1771, il est apothicaire major de l'hôtel des Invalides et participe à un concours de l'Académie de Besançon sur le remplacement du blé dans la fabrication du pain. Parmentier n'aura de cesse de promouvoir et d'expérimenter la pomme de terre, qui était sous une interdiction de culture de 1748 (on la réservait aux animaux) , il alla jusqu'à offrir à Louis XVI des fleurs de pomme de terre.

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        Lettres sur l'atlantide de Platon et sur l?ancienne historie de l?Asie. Pour servir de suite aux lettres sur l?origine des sciences, adressées à m. de Voltaire par M. Bailly.

      - London & Paris, Elmelsy & freres Debure, 1779. 8vo. (4),+ 480 pp.+ folding engr. map. Minor spotting, ink annotations on page 392 and some spots on tha map. Contemporary half calf, gilt spine with raised bands and a black somewhat worn label. From the library of the swedish astonomer Bengt Ferrner, with his signature, and from the library of Ericsberg. Warmholtz 1259a. Carlander II, 556. First edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        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.

      Samuel Rudder 1st edition 1st printing, Cirencester Glos. 1779 - 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). 1 volume.

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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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        INGEN-HOUSZ (John) Account of a New Kind of Inflammable Air or Gas, Which Can Be Made in a Moment without Apparatus, and is as Fit for Explosion as Other Inflammable Gasses in Use for That Purpose; Together with a New Theory of Gun-Powder,

      - pp.376-418. with: On Some New Methods of Suspending Magnetical Needles, pp.537-546; with: Improvements in Electricity, pp.659-673. Presented within the complete volume of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Vol 69, Part II, for 1779, comprising, vii, 697pp small quarto, with 10 engraved plates, late 19thC library cloth with a neat unlinked library name stamp on general title and foot of last leaves, a good copy, London, Nichols for Locker Davis, printer to the Royal Society, 1779. * Jan Ingenhousz or Ingen-Housz (1730 -1799) Dutch physiologist, biologist and chemist. He is best known for showing that light is essential to photosynthesis and thus having discovered photosynthesis. He also discovered that plants, like animals, have cellular respiration. In 1779, Ingenhousz discovered that, in the presence of light, plants give off bubbles from their green parts while, in the shade, the bubbles eventually stop. He identified the gas as oxygen. He also discovered that, in the dark, plants give off carbon dioxide. He realized as well that the amount of oxygen given off in the light is more than the amount of carbon dioxide given off in the dark. This demonstrated that some of the mass of plants comes from the air, and not only the soil. He also carried out research in electricity, heat conduction, and chemistry, and met and corresponded with both Benjamin Franklin and Henry Cavendish. Ingenhousz was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of London in 1779. A FULL LIST OF CONTENTS OF THIS VOLUME SENT ON REQUEST. Other papers include: FOTHERGILL (A.) An Account of a Cure of the St. Vitus's Dance by Electricity, p.1-5; WARING (E.) On the General Resolution of Algebraical Equations, pp.86-104; JEAURAT Account of an Iconantidiptic Telescope, Invented by Mr. Jeaurat, of the Academy of Sciences of Paris, pp.130-138; BURNEY (Charles) Account of an Infant Musician, pp.183-206.

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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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