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        Ghayat Tahdhib al-Kalam fi Tahrir al-Mantiq wal-Kalam wa-Taqrib al-Maram (Introduction to the Logic).

      N. p., 987 AH [1779 AD]. - 8vo (14,8 x 9,5 cm). [1] + 12 ff. Arabic indigenous paper, nasta'liq script of calligraphic quality, 9 lines to the page, black ink, with headings executed in gold, illumination (two flowers over the beginning of the text). Full-leather Oriental binding with ornamentation (borders, flowers, in gold paint). An introduction to logic by Sa'd al-Din Mas'ud al-Taftazani (d. 792/1390). Sa'd al-Din Mas'ud al-Taftazani, a renowned scholar, was born in the village of Taftazan in the north-eastern Iranian province of Khurasan. He also wrote works on Arabic grammar, rhetoric, theology, logic, law, and Quranic exegesis (tafsir). This extract on logic was taken by the author (not mentioned in the present manuscript) from his larger work Tahdhib al-Kalam. Cf. GAL S II, p. 302. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Des Fürsten Michael Schtscherbatowo kaiserlich rußischen Heroldmeisters und Kammerjunkers Rußische Geschichte von den ältesten Zeiten an. Erster Theil vom Anfang bis auf den Tod des Großfürsten Jaroslaw Wladimirowitsch. Zweyter Theil vom Anfang der Regierung Isziaslaws Jaroslawitsch bis auf die Unterjochung Rußlands durch die Tatarn,

      - - gute Exemplare - Gewicht in Gramm: 1285 Jobst Hermann Flörke Verlag, Danzig, 1779. LVII/1132 S./72 Bl. mit 1 in Kupfer gestochenen Frontispiz und 8 gefalteten Tafeln, Halbleinen der Zeit (gering fleckig/Namensstempel auf Vorsatz und Titel) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Nuova raccolta delle megliori vedute antiche, e moderne di Roma. Disegnate ed incise da Giovanni Cassini.

      Roma, Venanzio Monaldini, 1779. Mit 1 gest. Titelblatt, 1 gest. Indextafel u. 80 Kupfertafeln. Quer-Folio. Halblederband d.Zt. Die kräftigen Kupferstiche zeigen berühmte Örtlichkeiten in Rom. Der Einband stärker bestossen, der Rücken mit Fehlstellen. Vorsatzblatt fehlt. Stempel auf Unterrand des Titelblattes. Die letzten beiden Tafeln leicht fleckig, sonst sauberes Exemplar. Complete tavole con 80 incisione su rame. < Versand D: 9,00 EUR Italien Rom Cassini Stiche

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        AMERICAN JOURNAL EXTRAORDINARY. FRIDAY, MARCH 19, 1779 [caption title]

      [Providence], 1779. Quarto broadsheet, printed in two columns. Minor wear and soiling. Very good. This extra, issued the day after the first issue of this newspaper, has intelligence extracted from "Yesterday's Boston Paper" containing news from Pennsylvania that 14,000 freemen "have expressed, by petition and remonstrance, their disapprobation of any measures to disturb the execution of the present plan of government; a number which has never before appeared on any occasion in that State...." There is a long discussion of news concerning British peace feelers (what was called the Carlisle Commission after its leader, the Earl of Carlisle), who were proposing some limited autonomy for the Americans if they would relent in their revolution. The paper also contains news that the "post from Providence, brings an account...that a body of Negroes...had been attacked by a part of General Lincoln's forces, and entirely routed; and that 1400 of this black corps of men were killed and taken." Issued weekly from March 18, 1779 through January 27, 1781, thereafter semi-weekly through Aug. 29, 1781, the AMERICAN JOURNAL was the fourth newspaper to be published in Rhode Island and the second to be published in Providence. Solomon Southwick had published the NEWPORT MERCURY, but was forced to leave when the British occupied Newport in 1776. The American Antiquarian Society has a nearly consecutive run of this periodical, starting with the first issue on March 18 and running through July 12, 1780, but does not have a copy of this extra. The earliest issue held by the Library of Congress is April 15, 1779. Brigham shows only one holding of this extra, at Brown University. Rare.

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        Calcografia di belle statue antiche che veggonsi ancora a Roma nei Palazzi nelle Ville e ne' Musei di questa superba Citta. Che contiene le Statue degli Dei degli antichi Romani e di altre Nazioni

      Nella Stamperia di Gio. Battista Cannetti all'Arco della Ciambella. Appresso Gaetano Quojani accanto le Convertite al Corso, In Roma 1779 - - Frontespizio calcografico incorniciato da fregi fitomorfi. (4) + 48 calcografie p. - in-8 oblungo

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        JOURNALS OF CONGRESS. CONTAINING THE PROCEEDINGS FROM SEPT. 5. 1774 [TO JANUARY 1st, 1779]

      Philadelphia & New York, 1779. Modern speckled calf, spines gilt, leather label. Some light toning and soiling, scattered foxing. Very good. The first four volumes of the Journals of the Continental Congress, containing the most vital documents from the early Revolutionary period. These volumes cover the exciting events of 1776, culminating with the Declaration of Independence on July 4, an early printing of which appears in volume two, as well as all of the other actions of Congress for the year. Shortly after the Declaration of Independence, Congress recognized the necessity of publishing its proceedings on a timely basis. These volumes appeared in more or less annual volumes, but in inconsistent formats and from different printers: Robert Aitken, John Patterson, David Claypoole, and John Dunlap. A tradition had already been established by the separate publication of the Journals of the first and second Continental Congresses in 1774 and 1775. The first volume of this series, begun after the Declaration of Independence, reprinted those pre- Independence journals, and was issued concurrently with the second volume, both appearing from the press of Robert Aitken in 1777. The second volume included a printing of the Declaration, as well as many of the critical documents of 1776. John Patterson issued the third volume in New York in 1778, covering events of the year 1777. David Claypoole was the printer of the fourth, which covered the events of 1778. The present set contins the following volumes: 1) 1774-76. Aitken. 1777. [2],310,[12]pp. EVANS 15683. 2) 1776. Aitken. 1777. [2],513,[22]pp. EVANS 15684. 3) 1777. Patterson. [1778]. [2],603,xxii pp. EVANS 21527. 4) 1778. Claypoole. [1779]. [2],748,[2],lxxxix,[4]pp. EVANS 16584.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        JOHN PAUL JONES, COMMANDER OF A SQUADRON IN THE SERVICE OF THE THIRTEEN UNITED STATES OF NORTH AMERICA, 1779 [caption title]

      [N.p., 1779. Matted. Trimmed to the plate mark. Minor dust-soiling, mild staining to bottom edge, not affecting the caption. Very good. A stunning portrait of John Paul Jones, the father of the American Navy, and the source of one of the greatest quotes of the American Revolution, "I have not yet begun to fight." Jones allegedly uttered the line after being asked to surrender while his ship, the Bon Homme Richard, was sinking. "Commissioned a lieutenant in the Continental Navy by Congress in 1775, John Paul Jones, a Scotsman by birth, soon proved himself exceptional in both seamanship and courage. The DAB describes Jones as 'homely, small, thin, and active,' but his size and stature never detracted from his proud bearing" - Creswell.

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        MISSISSIPPI RIVER FROM IBERVILLE TO YAZOUS

      London, 1779. Sheet size: 65 x 25 1/4 inches. Very good. A very rare and highly important chart of the Mississippi River, from THE ATLANTIC NEPTUNE, the celebrated first British sea atlas of the American colonies. This map is one of the scarcest and most fascinating charts from Des Barres' ATLANTIC NEPTUNE, and is the finest map of the region to be produced in the 18th century. This chart was often missing from editions of the NEPTUNE, and today very rarely appears on the market. This very elegant map charts the Mississippi River, as it forms curves around the numerous oxbows, from the site of modern-day Vicksburg, Mississippi in the north, down past Baton Rouge, Louisiana in the south. The quality of the wash color and the aquatint shading used on the map creates a most elegant aesthetic, distinguishing Des Barres' work for all contemporary cartographers. The present example is the second of two variants of this map that were produced. This chart was drafted during an especially fascinating and tumultuous time in the region's history. Most of the east bank of the river was under the auspices of Great Britain, having been ceded by Spain in the Treaty of Paris in 1763. In the same treaty, Spain was given control of New Orleans and the territory to the west of the river. In 1779, the year this map was printed, Spain actively sided with the Americans in the Revolutionary War. That year, the British outpost of Fort New Richmond, located on the site of Baton Rouge, was seized by the Spanish governor of Louisiana, Don Bernardo de Galvez. At the conclusion of the war, in 1783, the territory east of the Mississippi was awarded to the United States. While Des Barres' plan is far more detailed and on a larger scale, his primary source for his work was the COURSE OF THE MISSISSIPI, by Lieutenant John Ross, printed in London by Sayer & Bennett in 1776. In 1765, Ross was sent on an expedition up the river as far as Illinois, and after his return he created a manuscript map that added observations gleaned on his own surveys to the most recent French geographical information, especially that contained on the D'Anville map. One will notice that the east bank features far more detail than the opposing side, as Ross and other British surveyors were technically only permitted to explore the British side of the river. In the center of the map is "Natches," currently celebrated for its great mansions, and for being one of the most beautiful towns in the South. Further down the river, the French settlement of Pointe Coupée, with its church and fort, is depicted on the map. Further down, a series of buildings marks the sight of Fort New Richmond, where the river meets a bayou named after the founder of New Orleans, the Sieur d'Iberville. This east bank features the outlines of numerous British land grants that in most cases were not settled upon the outbreak of the Revolution. Joseph Frederick Wallet Des Barres was born in Switzerland, where his Huguenot ancestors had fled following the repeal of the Edict of Nantes. He studied under the great mathematician, Daniel Bernoulli, at the University of Basel, before immigrating to Britain, where he trained at the Royal Military College, Woolwich. Upon the outbreak of hostilities with France in 1756, he joined the British Royal American Regiment as a military engineer. He came to the attention of General James Wolfe, who appointed him to join his personal detail. During this period he also worked with the legendary future explorer, James Cook, on a monumental chart of the St. Lawrence River. Upon the conclusion of the Seven Years' War, Britain's empire in North America was greatly expanded, and this required the creation of a master atlas featuring new and accurate sea charts for use by the Royal Navy. Des Barres was enlisted to survey the coastlines of Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, and the Gulf of St. Lawrence. With these extremely accurate surveys in hand, Des Barres returned to London in 1774, where the Royal Navy charged him with the Herculean task of producing the atlas. He was gradually forwarded the manuscripts of numerous advanced surveys conducted by British cartographers in the American Colonies, Jamaica, and Cuba, of which the present map is based on the work of Samuel Holland, conducted in the 1760s. The result was THE ATLANTIC NEPTUNE, which became the most celebrated sea atlas of its era, containing the first systematic survey of the east coast of North America. Des Barres' synergy of great empirical accuracy with the peerless artistic virtue of his aquatint views, created a work that "has been described as the most splendid collection of charts, plates and views ever published" (NMM CATALOGUE). The NEPTUNE eventually consisted of four volumes, and Des Barres' dedication to the project was so strong, often at his own expense he continually updated and added new charts and views to various editions up until 1784, producing over 250 charts and views, many appearing in several variations. All of these charts were immensely detailed, featuring both hydrographical and topographical information, such that in many cases they remained the most authoritative maps of the regions covered for several decades. Following the completion of the NEPTUNE, Des Barres returned to Canada, where he remained for a further forty years, becoming a senior political figure and a wealthy land owner, living to the advanced age of 103.

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        THE NORTH-AMERICAN PILOT FOR NEWFOUNDLAND, LABRADORE, THE GULF AND RIVER ST. LAURENCE: BEING A COLLECTION OF SIXTY ACCURATE CHARTS AND PLANS, DRAWN FROM ORIGINAL SURVEYS: TAKEN BY JAMES COOK AND MICHAEL LANE, SURVEYORS, AND JOSEPH GILBERT, AND OTHER OFFICERS IN THE KING'S SERVICE

      London, 1779. Folio. Expertly bound to style in 18th-century half russia over contemporary marbled paper-covered boards, modern blue morocco-backed cloth box, spine gilt. [with:] (PART THE SECOND.) THE NORTH-AMERICAN PILOT FOR NEW ENGLAND, NEW YORK, PENSILVANIA, MARYLAND, AND VIRGINIA; ALSO THE TWO CAROLINAS, AND FLORIDA, DRAWN FROM ORIGINAL SURVEYS, TAKEN BY CAPT. JOHN GASCOIGNE, JOHSUA [sic] FISHER, JACOB BLAMEY, AND OTHER OFFICERS AND PILOTS IN HIS MAJESTY'S SERVICE. London: Printed and sold by R. Sayer and J. Bennett, 1783. Title. Ten double-page and/or folding engraved charts after Capt. John Gascoigne, Joshua Fisher, Jacob Blamey, and others. Folio. Expertly bound to style in 18th-century half russia over contemporary marbled paper-covered boards uniform to part one above, modern blue morocco-backed cloth boxes, spines gilt uniform to part one above. Very good. An incredible American cartographic rarity: the complete NORTH-AMERICAN PILOT, including Captain James Cook's monumental surveys of Newfoundland and Labrador, as well as the most important coastal charts of America at the start of the Revolution, including Anthony Smith's famed chart of the Chesapeake. The first part of THE NORTH-AMERICAN PILOT comprises the most thorough and detailed mapping of the Canadian territory ceded to Great Britain at the end of the French and Indian War. Surveys of the region were immediately ordered, as the waterways were deemed of vital economic importance to the inland fur trade. Selected for the task were James Cook and Michael Lane. "The charting of Newfoundland and southern Labrador by Cook, in the years 1763-67, and by his successor Michael Lane, in 1768-73, was unequalled, for thoroughness and method, by any previous hydrographic work by Englishmen; and it produced the first charts of this extensive and difficult coastline that could (in the words of a later hydrographer) 'with any degree of safety be trusted by the seaman'" - Skelton & Tooley. For Cook, his accomplishment led directly to his being commissioned to the Endeavor, launching his reputation as the greatest maritime explorer of his age, and perhaps of all time. Cook's charts were first published in 1769, under the title A COLLECTION OF CHARTS, but containing only ten maps; in 1775, they were republished with additions by Jefferys within the first part of THE NORTH-AMERICAN PILOT. Present here is the third edition of the first part of THE NORTH-AMERICAN PILOT, containing the full complement of charts, with additions updating the charts in the midst of the American Revolution. In this edition, compared to the previous, the list of maps has been reset with Cook's letter now appearing at the bottom of the second page (earlier editions used the letter facing the title). Later editions of the PILOT would be published by Laurie and Whittle into the 19th century; all pre-Laurie and Whittle editions are of the utmost rarity. The maps in the first part comprise: 1) Cook and Lane: "A General Chart of the Island of Newfoundland with the Rocks and Soundings." 10 May 1775. Double-page (approximate plate area: 21 1/2 x 22 1/4 inches). 2) Chabert, Cook, and Fleurieu: "A Chart of the Banks of Newfoundland." 25 March 1775. Double-page (plate area: 20 1/4 x 26 1/2 inches). 3) "A Chart of the South-east Part of Newfoundland, Containing the Bays of Placentia, St. Mary, Trespassy and Conception." 10 May 1770. Double-page (plate area: 20 1/2 x 27 3/4 inches). 4) "Trinity Harbour / Carboniere and Harbour Grace / St. John's Harbour." 10 May 1770. Three maps on one single- page sheet (plate area: 15 x 11 1/2 inches). 5) "The Harbour of Trepassey with Mutton and Biscay Bays / The Road and Harbour of Placentia. By James Cook / St. Mary's Harbour." 10 May 1770. Three maps on one single- page sheet (plate area: 14 x 12 inches). 6) Cook: "A Chart of Part of the South Coast of Newfoundland including the islands of Langley, St. Pierre and Miquelon with the Southern Entrance into the Gulph of St. Laurence...." 10 May 1774. Folding, printed on three joined sheets (approximate plate area: 26 1/2 x 68 1/2 inches). With a 7 3/4 x 8-inch flap, extending the mapping of Fortune Bay to Cape Mille. 7) Jefferys: "A New Map of Nova Scotia and Cape Breton Island." 15 June 1775. Double page (19 x 24 1/2 inches). 8) "The Island of Sable." 10 May 1770. Single page (plate area: 11 1/2 x 15 1/4 inches). 9) Morris: "A Chart of the Harbour of Halifax in Nova Scotia." 25 March 1775. Double page (plate area: 16 1/2 x 24 1/2 inches). 10) "A Draught of the Gut of Canso Between Nova Scotia and Cape Breton Island / A Plan of Port Dauphin / A plan of Murgain or Cow Bay." 25 March 1775. Single page (approximate plate area: 14 x 21 inches). 11) "A Chart of the Gulf of St. Laurence." 25 March 1775. Double page (plate area: 25 1/4 x 20 1/2 inches). 12) "A Chart of the Magdelen Islands in the Gulf of St. Laurence." Single page (plate area: 11 1/4 x 14 1/4 inches). 13) "A Map of the Island of St. John in the Gulf of St. Laurence...improved from the late survey of Captain Holland." 6 April 1775. Double page (plate area: 15 x 28 1/4 inches). 14) "A Plan of Chaleur Bay in the Gulf of St. Laurence." 25 March 1775. Single page (approximate plate area: 14 x 21 1/2 inches). 15) "A Plan of Ristigouche Harbour in Chaleur Bay." 25 March 1775. Single page (plate area: 14 x 21 inches). 16) Cook: "A Chart of the West Coast of Newfoundland." 10 May 1770. Folding, printed on three joined sheets (approximate plate area: 19 3/4 x 67 1/2 inches). 17) Cook and Lane: "A Chart of the Straights of Bellisle with part of the coast of Newfoundland and Labradore." 10 May 1770. Folding, printed on two joined sheets (plate area: 24 1/2 x 45 inches). 18) Gilbert: "A Chart of the Coast of Labradore, from the Straights of Bell Isle to Cape Bluff." 10 May 1770. Double page (plate area: 22 x 19 inches). 19) Lane: "A Chart of part of the Coast of Labradore, from Grand Point to Shecatica." 10 May 1770. Double page (plate area: 20 x 21 inches). 20-22) "A New Chart of the River St. Laurence from the Island of Anticonti to the Falls of Richelieu." 16 February 1775. Dimensions as follows: [Part the first, from Cape Rosiers and Anticosti Island to Cape des Monts Peles]. Folding, on two joined sheets (plate area: 34 x 31 1/4 inches). [Part the second, shewing the course of the river from Cape des Monts Peles to Hare Island]. Folding, on two joined sheets (plate area: 34 1/2 x 31 1/4 inches). [Part the third, comprehending the course of the river from Kamourasca Islands to the Falls of Richelieu]. Folding, on two joined sheets (34 x 31 1/2 inches). In 1776, shortly after news of American Independence reached Great Britain, publishers Sayer and Bennett issued a second part to their previously published THE NORTH-AMERICAN PILOT, to encompass the coastline of the American colonies. The maps issued here include famed cartographic productions by John Gascoigne, Joshua Fisher, Anthony Smith, and others. Many maps include additions reflecting the early battles of the war (such as the plan of Charlestown, showing the attack on Fort Sullivan). This second part of THE NORTH-AMERICAN PILOT was first published in 1776 and subsequently reissued with additional maps in 1777 [as the present copy]. The additional maps comprise a double-page chart of the Atlantic Ocean (map 1 below) and a four-sheet map of the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean joined as two (maps 12 and 13 below). Copies of part the second are rarely found accompanying part the first. This edition of part the second is particularly desirable as it is the first to contain the full complement of maps. The maps in the second part comprise: 1) "A Chart of the Atlantic Ocean." 20 February 1782. Double page (plate area: 20 x 25 1/2 inches). 2) "A Chart of the Harbour of Boston." Folding, on two joined sheets (plate area: 21 1/2 x 34 1/2 inches). 3) "Chart of the Entrance of Hudson's River, from Sandy Hook to New York." 1 June 1776. Double page (plate area: 28 x 21 inches). 4) Fisher: "A Chart of Delaware Bay and River." 10 July 1776. Double page (plate area: 19 1/4 x 27 1/4 inches). 5-6) Smith: "A New and Accurate Chart of the Bay of Chesapeake." 1 July 1776. Upper half, folding printed on two joined sheets (approximate plate area: 20 x 55 inches). Lower half, folding printed on two joined sheets (approximate plate area: 20 x 55 inches). 7) "Plan of Cape Fear River from Bar to Brunswick." 1 July 1776. Double page (plate area: 21 x 15 inches). 8) "An Exact Plan of Charles-town Bar and Harbour." 31 August 1776. Double page (approximate plate area: 21 1/2 x 27 3/4 inches). 9) Gascoigne: "A Plan of Port Royal in South Carolina." 15 May 1776. Folding (approximate plate area: 28 x 23 1/2 inches). 10) Gascoigne: "A Plan of the River and Sound of D'Awfoskee in South Carolina." 15 May 1776. Double page (plate area: 26 x 18 1/2 inches). 11) Blamey: "A Plan of Amelia Harbour and Bar in East Florida." 1 July 1776. Double page (plate area: 24 x 16 inches). 12) Jefferys: "The Coast of West Florida and Louisiana / The Peninsula and Gulf of Florida or Channel of Bahama with the Bahama Islands." 20 February 1775. Folding, on two joined sheets (19 1/4 x 48 3/4 inches). 13) Jefferys: "The Coast of Yucatan from Campeche to Bahia del Ascencion / The Island of Cuba with part of the Bahama Banks & the Martys." 20 February 1775. Folding, on two joined sheets (plate area: 19 1/2 x 48 3/4 inches).

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        [MANUSCRIPT LETTER, SIGNED BY JOHN PAUL JONES, ORDERING A MEMBER OF THE MARINES TO ATTEND A COURT-MARTIAL ON BOARD HIS SHIP, THE BONHOMME RICHARD]

      On Board the Bonhomme Richard at L'Orient, France, 1779. Sheet strengthened around the edges, closed tear mended in the second sheet. Very good. In a half morocco and cloth folding box, spine gilt. A very interesting manuscript letter, signed by Captain John Paul Jones as commander the American squadron off the coast of Europe, ordering Matthew Parke, a member of the Marine troops, to attend a court-martial on board his ship, the Bonhomme Richard. Jones would gain everlasting fame and glory just a few weeks after he signed this letter, when he captured the H.M.S. Serapis in the North Sea. In 1779, John Paul Jones took command of a 900-ton French East Indiaman, armed and renamed Bonhomme Richard as a compliment to his patron, Benjamin Franklin. The outfitting of the ship in the port of L'Orient consumed several months, and it was not ready for sea until June. The ship's crew was originally formed of prisoners taken from English ships by the French. Evidently, a group of these prisoner-sailors conspired to capture the ship, and Jones ordered their court-martial to take place on June 15 on board the Bonhomme Richard. The manuscript text, signed by Jones in his own hand at the end, reads: "By the Honble. John P. Jones Captain in the American Navy and Commander in Chief of the American Squadron now in Europe. Sir you are hereby required and directed to attend at a Court Martial to be held on board the Bon homme [sic] Richard tomorrow for the Trial of James Enion, John Atwood, John Lomney, John Balch, John Layton, Andrew Thompson, George Johnston, William Carmichael, Alexander Cooper, William Hanover, Thomas Cole and Nathaniel Bonner - all of whom have been put under confinement by Lieutenant John Brown for mutinous behaviour and for refusing to do their duty on board the American ship of war the Bon homme Richard. You are also to try any other person or persons belonging to the American service who may in the course of the evidence appear to have been principally concerned in that mutiny - for which this shall be your order. Given on board the Bon homme Richard at L'Orient the 14th day of June 1779." Along with the letter, laid into a compartment in the box, is a commemorative medal, 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches, with a portrait on the recto of Jones after the bust by Houdon, and an allegorical scene on the verso entitled "America claims her illustrious dead - Paris Annapolis 1905." The medal was issued to commemorate the exhumation and re- burial of Jones' body from beneath the streets of Paris to its final resting place in Annapolis, Maryland in 1905. Any substantive, Revolutionary-era John Paul Jones letters or manuscripts are extremely rare in the market. This is an especially interesting and displayable artifact of Jones' tenure as commander of the Bonhomme Richard, with several references to the ship, where he earned his greatest fame during the Revolution.

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        [FRAGMENTARY AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM JOHN ADAMS TO EDME JACQUES GENET, REGARDING FORGED CONGRESSIONAL REPORTS]

      [Passy, 1779. Octavo, on a folded quarto sheet. Burnt at top margin, with loss of several words in upper left corner of first page. Corner loss repaired with later paper. Washed and silked. Fair. Fragment of a letter written and signed by John Adams, in which he responds to a forged document published in one of Genet's newspapers. The false report was published in the AFFAIRES DE L'ANGLETERRE ET DE L'AMERIQUE, for Adams writes: "[The resolve] of Congress of the 10 October [that] you have inserted in your no. 62 is another forgery." He goes on to enumerate the reasons why the report is a patent falsehood: "1. Congress are not so much allarmed [sic]. They know the Ennemy [sic] have not the power, tho they very well know they have the will to do the mischief. 2. Congress would never recommend the building of such hutts [sic]. There are houses enough in the country to receive the inhabitants of the towns, even in case of such extremity. 3. Congress would never recommend the burning the houses of Tories. They would sooner banish or harry them and confiscate their houses to carry on the war." The spurious resolve stated that the British were planning to annihilate American towns. It directed Americans living in targeted areas to build huts at thirty miles distance, and if attacked, they were to destroy all Tory property. In the next issue of AFFAIRES, Genet offers an apology. It is likely he had taken his intelligence from an English newspaper that cited James Rivington's ROYAL GAZETTE, a notorious Loyalist journal published in New York City. Adams concludes: "[A simple glance is sufficient] to any man who knows [the country] and the Congress to perceive Marks of the Beast, in such ridiculous fictions. Yet they impose of British mobs, Minister and Members of Parliament." While Adams' usage of "impose of" is obscure here, he meant to infer that there was a concerted effort to broadcast false rumors among the British people regarding Congress' policy on the conduct of the war. To counteract these false reports, Adams himself became a mastermind of media intelligence in order to raise European sympathy and understanding of the American cause. He often had Genet publish accounts which profiled American valor and courage in the face of adversity.

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        Kleiner Bytrag zur näheren Kenntniß des dermaligen Zustandes der brittischen Angelegenheiten in dem indostanischen.

      Danzig, Daniel Ludwig Wedel, 1779. - 32 Seiten. 10,4 x 16,8 cm, Buntpapier-Broschur. Einzige Ausgabe. Sehr selten. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich b. Tomás López y Vargas Machuca in Madrid, dat. 1779, 43,5 x 39,5 Manso Porto - Tercera Parte Catálogo - Atlas, Mapas Sueltos y Guías De Forasteros, Nr. 39. - Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. K - P, S. 154. - Seltene Karte der Bucht von Algeciras / Bucht von Gibraltar (Bay of Gibraltar) mit dem Küstenstreifen . - Extrem seltene Karte in tadellosem Zustand! GIBRALTAR: 'Carta de la Bahia de Gibraltar, Por D. Tomas Lopez, Geografo de los Dominios de S. M. Madrid y Agosto 1. de 1779.': oldcloured cooper-engraving by Tomás López y Vargas Machuca in Madrid, dat. 1779, 43,5 x 39,5 cm Tomas Lopez (1731-1802) was a spanish engraver and publisher, studied with Jean-Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville in Paris, returned to Madrid in 1760 and became Royal Geographer to King Charles III. - Rare map from the Bay of Gibraltar in mint condition! (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Christian Gottlieb Hammer (1779-1864). Überall ist Arkadien. Feder in Schwarz

      - Christian Gottlieb Hammer (1779 Dresden-Dresden 1864). Überall ist Arkadien. Feder in Schwarz auf Bütten, alt aufgezogen. -- Beschreibung: -- Feder in Schwarz auf Bütten, alt aufgezogen. unten mittig signiert und datiert: " C. G. Hammer invt. et del. Dresd. 1855". -- Größe/Size: -- 32,9 x 28,6 cm. -- Zustand: -- Sehr guter Zustand. -- Weitere Beschreibung: -- Christian Gottlob Hammer blieb zeitlebens seiner Heimatstadt Dresden verpflichtet. An der dortigen Akademie hatte er ab 1794 studiert, wobei ihn seit 1798 insbesondere Johann Philipp Veith unterrichtete und ihn auch in die druckgraphischen Techniken einführte. 1816 wurde er selbst Akademiemitglied und 1829 schließlich zum außerordentlichen Professor ernannt. Seine Arbeiten waren über den engeren Lehrbetrieb hinaus in breiteren Kreisen beliebt. Johann Wolfgang Goethe beispielsweise schätzeihn als "geschickten Landschaftszeichner", besuchte ihn 1810 in seinem Atelier und erwarb einige seiner Blätter. Die Produktivität Hammers beschränkte sich keineswegs auf das Anfertigen von Zeichnungen. Vielmehr entfaltete er außerdem eine umfangreiche, druckgraphische Tätigkeit, wobei er neben eigenen Zeichnungen auch Vorlagen anderer Künstler reproduzierte. Für die "Bilderchronik" des Sächsischen Kunstvereins schuf er Graphiken unter anderem nach Werken von Johan Christian Dahl, Caspar David Friedrich oder Ernst Ferdinand Oehme. Die Druckgraphiken, die auf eigenen Zeichnungen basieren, zeigen häufig Landschaften, insbesondere aus Sachsen, Schlesien und Nordböhmen. Für die 1855 entstandene Zeichnung einer flußdurchzogenen Landschaft, die durch Höhenzüge im Hintergrund abgeschlossen wird, orientierte sich Hammer allerdings weniger an der gesehenen Umwe1t als vielmehr an idealen Landschaftskonzeptionen, wie sie bei den Dresdner Künstlern des späten 18. Jahrhunderts zu finden sind. In Zeiten von Realismus und Pleinair setzt er hiermit nochmals ein eindringliches Mahnmal vergangener Zeichenkunst. Die ruhige, südliche Stimmung der Zeichnung wird durch die Architektur im Mittelgrund ebenso vermittelt wie durch die Staffage. Die Rinderherde etwa, die von einem Hirten über die Brücke getrieben wird, gehört zum üblichen Bestandteil arkadischer Ideallandschaften. Auffallend und dem Blatt einen gänzlich eigentümlichen Charme gebend ist die Art der Linienführung, die Hammer hier sehr stark an das Medium der Graphik anlehnt. Jegliche spontane und impulsiv wirkende Strichführung ebenso wie mögliche Pentimenti, die auf die unmittelbare Schaffenskraft des Künstlers schließen lassen, fehlen in dem vorliegenden Blatt. Auch Schatten- und Flächenwirkung sind mehr den Anforderungen des Stichels nachempfunden als denen der Feder. Gerade hierdurch entfaltet die schöne Zeichnung die strenge Klarheit eines Kupferstiches und drückt damit auf hervorragende Weise Hammers Talent aus, sich den Effekten des jeweiligen Mediums bewußt zu bedienen. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Description la plus nouvelle et toutes les Particularites de la Ville de Vienne. .,.

      Wien Kurzbeck 1779 - 230 SS., 1 mehrf. gefalt. Kst.- Plan und 25 ganzs. Kst.-Tafeln m. Ansichten, kl.- 8°, Ppbd. d. Zt. ( m. handschriftl. Rtit.) Diese Ausgabe nicht bei Nebehay, der eine franz. Ausgabe erst aus dem Jahr 1792 kennt. Die Ansichten zeigen alle wichtigen Gebäude von Wien. - Die Ansichten, meist mit deutscher Betitelung, weichen in der Zusammenstellung von Nebehay ab. So ist hier z. B. noch das Palais des Prinzen von Hildburghausen zu finden ( bei Nebehay nur in der 1. Ausgabe von 1774 ).welches in den bei Nebehay aufgeführten Ausgaben aus dem Jahr 1779 durch eine andere Tafel ersetzt wurde. Wahrscheinlich fehlt ein Portrait. - Ob der Text komplett ist, da einige Seiten in verschiedenen Druckvarianten vorliegen, ist schwer zu sagen. Eher scheint mir, daß diese Ausgabe überhastet hergestellt wurde, da man anscheinend nicht einmal Zeit hatte, die Untertitelung der Stiche ins Französische zu ändern. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Quae supersunt ex historiae romanae voluminibus duobus, cum integris animadversionibus doctorum, curante Davide Ruhnkenio. 2 Teile in 1 Band.

      Leiden, Luchtmans, 1779. - circa 21,5 x 14 cm. Kupfertitel, 16 Bll., CXXII, 499 SS.; 2 Bll., SS. 503-1262, 50 Bll. Rotes Maroquin d. Zt. mit reicher Rücken-, Deckel- u. Stehkantenvergoldung, grünem Rückenschild, Marmorpapiervorsätzen und Goldschnitt Brunet IV, 430: "Très-bonne édition"; Dibdin4 II, 525f.: "A very excellent edition"; Ebert 23482: "Diese Ausg. ist ein wahres Muster krit. Tacts und grammat. Gelehrsamkeit, und bis jetzt unbestritten die beste"; Graesse V, 163: "Édition importante"; Schweiger II2, 1130: "Sehr wichtige Ausgabe". - Eines der seltenen Fälle, in denen sich die Bibliographen über die Qualität einer Ausgabe einig sind. Hier zusätzlich in einem würdigen Einband. - Kaum stockfleckig, der schöne Einband gering berieben. Sehr dekorativ.

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        La statique des végétaux, et celle des animaux; expériences lues a la Société Royale de Londres.

      l'imprimerie de Monsieur,, Paris, 1779 - 2 Teile in 1 Band. Paris, l'imprimerie de Monsieur, 1779-1780. 8°. XXXII, 390 S.; XXVIII, 256 S. Mit 20 gef. Kupfertafeln und 3 Holzschnittanfangsvignetten. Marm. Kalblederband mit reicher Rückenvergoldung und Rückenschild. Vgl. Wellcome III, 194. - Osler 1081. - Darmstaedter 1728. - (für die englische Originalausgabe von 1727: Vegetable staticks). - Hirsch III, 26. - Zweite franz. Übersetzung. - Stephen Hales (1677-1761) experimentierte neben seiner Tätigkeit als Pfarrer mit physikalisch-mathematischen Untersuchungen über den Wasserhaushalt und Bewegungen der Säfte bei den Pflanzen und Tieren. Er beschrieb die Zirkulation des Blutes und führte als Erster Blutdruckmessungen durch. - Mit Exlibris und Blindprägestempel. Einband berieben. Innen sauberes Exemplar. Sprache: Französisch / Français / French Marm. Kalblederband mit reicher Rückenvergoldung und Rückenschild.

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        POOR RICHARD IMPROVED: BEING AN ALMANACK AND EPHEMERIS OF THE MOTIONS OF THE SUN AND MOON...FOR THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 1780

      Philadelphia, 1779. 12mo. Printed self-wrappers, stitched. Additional stab holes in blank gutter. Contemporary ink signature of Jacob Brickets in margins of titlepage and p.[36]. Small portion of titlepage lacking (about an inch square) repaired with missing portion corrected in manuscript. Outer leaves lightly soiled, else clean and very good. Revolutionary War-era Poor Richard's almanac, containing a list of "Reflections on different Subjects of Morality" and numerous other aphorisms, anecdotes, and medicinal recipes. Woodcuts illustrating the different signs of the zodiac accompany each month of the almanac. The illustration "The Anatomy of Man's Body, as govern'd by the Twelve Constellations" appears on page [5].

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        A SERMON PREACHED BEFORE THE HONORABLE COUNCIL, AND THE HONORABLE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF MASSACHUSETTS-BAY IN NEW-ENGLAND, AT BOSTON, MAY 26, 1779. BEING THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE ELECTION OF THE HONORABLE COUNCIL

      Boston, 1779. Modern buckram, spine gilt. Institutional bookplate on front pastedown, with withdrawal notice. Very good. Lacks the half title. This copy bears contemporary notes on religious subjects on the final blank leaf. An important Revolutionary War sermon by Stillman, pastor of the First Baptist church in Boston. He calls for strict separation of church and state, the end of established churches, and the abolition of slavery - important ideas that would become incorporated into the American political system, some later than others.

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        A COMPLETE COLLECTION OF ALL THE MARINE TREATIES SUBSISTING BETWEEN GREAT-BRITAIN AND FRANCE, SPAIN, PORTUGAL, AUSTRIA, RUSSIA, DENMARK, SWEDEN, SAVOY, HOLLAND, MOROCCO, ALGIERS, TRIPOLI, TUNIS, &c. COMMENCING IN THE YEAR 1546, AND INCLUDING THE DEFINITIVE TREATY OF 1763. WITH AN INTRODUCTORY DISCOURSE, EXPLAINING THE FORCE AND MEANING OF THE PRINCIPAL ARTICLES

      London, 1779. Contemporary calf boards, rebacked in matching style, spine gilt, gilt morocco label. Early ownership signature of "William Robinson" on first preface page. Endpapers dampstained, text lightly tanned, else quite clean internally. Good. A very useful compilation of all the naval treaties entered into by Great Britain at the time of the American Revolution. In the preface the compiler, William Harris, explains that his goal was to bring the maritime contents of the various treaties to the British public in an accessible way, which would be of use in the context of the "present maritime War." The preface also includes a discussion of French incursions into North America.

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        AFFAIRES DE L'ANGLETERRE ET DE L'AMÉRIQUE

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

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        Ueber die Geschichte der Erfindung der Buchdruckerkunst. Bey Gelegenheit einiger neuern darüber geäußerten besondern Meynungen. Nebst der vorläufigen Anzeige des Inhaltes seiner Geschichte der Erfindung der Buchdruckerkunst.

      Leipzig, Breitkopf, 1779. - 4°. 56 S. - Beigebunden: Derselbe. Ueber Bibliographie und Bibliophilie. Ebendort. 1793. 32 (2w) S. Moderner Pappband im Stil der Zeit, unbeschnitten. Zu I: Erste Ausgabe seines "mit Spannung erwarteten, leider aber nicht vollendeten" Werkes, dessen Herausgabe er zwar als wissenschaftliche Lebensaufgabe ansah, von dem aber nur wenige Bogen gedruckt wurden. - Zu II: Erste Ausgabe seiner letzten Schrift. Sie "war bestimmt. zu Gunsten der national deutschen Fracturschrift einzutreten, der er durch Schnitt geschmackvoller Typen selbst bedeutsame Fortbildung hat angedeihen lassen" (ADB). - Breitkopf (1719-1794), einer der führenden Drucker und Verleger seiner Zeit, führte die von seinem Vater übernommene Firma zu Weltruhm. Er schuf die nach ihm benannte Fraktur und führte erstmals das Hochdruckverfahren für den Druck von Musiknoten ein. - Durchgehend etwas stockfleckig. Einband leicht berieben und bestoßen. - ADB 3, 298 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Historiarum libri qui supersunt omnes. 12 Bände.

      Mannheim, Societatis literatae, -1783. 1779 - ca, 4000 SS. Mi1 1 gest. Titelvignette in Kupfser sowie 11 Holzschnittvignetten a.d. Titelblättern. Ldr.bde.d.Zt. mit Rsch. Vollständiges Exemplar dieser umfangreichen römischen Geschichte. - Kleiner Stempel einer Adelsbibliothek a.d. Titelblättern, einigen Kapitale und Einbanddecken leicht berieben, Ecken etwas bestoßen, Rückenschild des 12 Bandes fehlt, ansonsten blütenweisses und dekoratives Exemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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. - &#150; Beigebunden: 1. Semler, Johann Salomo. Antwort auf das Bahrdische Glaubensbekenntnis. 8 Bl., 119 S. Halle, Hemmerde, 1779. &#150; 2. (Bahrdt, Karl Friedrich). Kurze Erklärung über Herrn Doktor Semlers Antwort auf das Bahrdtsche Glaubensbekenntniß. 8 S. Berlin, A. Mylius, 1779. &#150; 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. &#150; 4. Gutachten zweyer theologischer Facultäten der Würzburgischen und Göttingischen. 64 S. Berlin und Leipzig, George Jacob Decker, 1779. &#150; 5. (Kayser, J. A.). C. F. Bahrdts Glaubensbekenntniß widerlegt von Orthonoëte. 48 S. O. O. 1780. &#150; 6. Horrer, Georg Adam. Untersuchung des Bahrdtischen Glaubensbekenntnisses. 16 S. O. O 1779. &#150; 7. (Wagner, Johann Ehrenfried). Schreiben eines Schulmeisters im sächsischen Gebirge an seinen Nachbar über das Bahrdtische. 32 S. Frankfurt und Leipzig 1780. &#150; 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.&#150; Wenige zarte Bleistiftanstreichungen. &#150; Goed. IV 822, 54 beta und 55 beta (Bahrdt); Jacob/Majewski 363 und 364. &#150; 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. &#150; Alles erste, oft einzige Ausgaben, so ein einzigartiger Sammelband.

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        Geschichte von Amerika von dessen Entdeckung an bis auf das Ende des vorigen Krieges - 2.- 4. Bd, Bd 1 fehlt - Titelkupfer, teils farb. Falttkarten etc. - 1779 (The history of America, from its discovery by Columbus to the conclusion of the late war)

      Schwickertscher Verlag, Leipzig 1779 - Vollst. Titel: Geschichte von Amerika von dessen Entdeckung an bis auf das Ende des vorigen Krieges. Nebst einem Anhange, welcher eine Geschichte des Ursprunges und des Fortganges des gegenwärtigen unglücklichen Streites zwischen Groß-Britannien und seinen Colonien enthält, von William Russel Esq. (Orig.: The history of America, from its discovery by Columbus to the conclusion of the late war : With an appendix, containing an account of the rise and progress of the present unhappy contest between Great Britain and her colonies) Aus dem Englischen übersetzt. Pappeinband mit Lederrücken, 5 echte Bünde, Rückentitel und Rückendekoration goldgeprägt, roter Farbschnitt; Band 1 fehlt! Band 2: 752 S. Mit einem Titelkupfer von F. Cortez, laut Anmerkung des Herausgebers waren die zum ersten und zweiten Band bestimmten Karten bei Veröffentlichung der Bände vom Künstler nicht fertiggestellt, sollten jedoch zu einem späteren Zeitpunkt nachgeliefert werden; Band 3: 660 S. Mit einem Titelkupfer von F. Pizarro; Band 4: 480 S. Mit einem Titelkupfer von George Washington, nebst Register und 4 teils farb. Falttkarten im Anhang, hiervon 3 zu Band 1 - 3 gehörend (siehe oben): Weltkarte; Alle Bände in Fraktur; Einbände etwas berieben, etwas bestoßen, etwas angeschmutzt, Band 2 und 3 mit sehr kleiner Buchwurm-Spur am Einband, Schnitte kaum berieben, minimal angeschmutzt, Seiten leicht lichtrandig, gering angeschmutzt, kleiner Besitzerstempel auf den Rückseiten der Titelbätter, Band 4 mit sehr kleiner Buchwurm-Spur im Anhang, insgesamt altersgemäß guter Zustand. ca. 1600 gr. Size: 8° [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      1779. relié. DeCollection. 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 sur 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...).

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        Manuscript Envelope Front

      New York 1779 - According to a previous owner, this is the undated front of an envelope in Lafayette's handwriting. Not dated, but circa 1779, with a New York postmaster's stamp having "Jan 13" but no year. The slightly faded handwriting reads: "Daniel Jackson (esq.?) of the Revolutionary / Army / Boston / Massachuset". A previous owner has written in ink in the lower right corner "Handwriting of La fayette". The British occupied New York City from the later 1770's through 1783, so I don't know how Lafayette could send a letter during the war, unless the post office was outside the city, and was from a New York state post office. Measures about 2-3/4 inches by 5 inches, is somewhat soiled, with 3 closed edge tears. Size: 32mo - over 4" - 5" tall [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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

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

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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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        Théâtre à l'usage des jeunes personnes EDITION ORIGINALE

      à Paris: Chez Panckoucke, 1779. Fine. Chez Panckoucke, à Paris 1779-1780, 4 tomes en 4 Vol. in 8 (12x20cm), 522pp. (2) et (4) 464pp. et (4)436pp. et (4) 412pp., quatre volumes reliés. - First Edition. Half time Calf. Back tooled raised. Part of title in red morocco and volume number in brown sheepskin. Gaps on spine of Volume IV. A small loss in tail of volume III. Friction. Pretty good copies, fresh. All volumes were 24 pieces. Many of these pieces were originally intended for children of Orleans with the Countess of Genlis handled. The roles are held by children. Madame de Genlis, inaugurating a new genre in the theater, a theater by and for children. In the final volume, the preface states that this book is only for children of artisans and merchants. It goes without saying that none of the parts is not without a certain moral action of which it is the proof. Volume I: Hagar in the desert; Beauty and the Beast; The vials; The happy isle; The spoiled child; The curious; The dangers of the world. Volume II: The blind Spa; The dove; Cécile or sacrifice of friendship; Generous enemy; The good mother; The intriguing. Volume III: The ball of children; The traveler; Vathek; False friends; The magistrate. Volume IV: The rosière Salency; The milliner; The laundress; The bookseller; The truly wise; The portrait. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliures en demi veau d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge et de tomaison en basane brune. Manques aux coiffes du tome IV. Un petit manque en queue du tome III. Frottements. Assez bons exemplaires, bien frais. L'ensemble des volumes rassemble 24 pièces. Bon nombre de ces pièces furent à l'origine destinées aux enfants d'Orléans dont la comtesse de Genlis s'occupait. Les rôles y sont tenus par des enfants. Madame de Genlis inaugurait ainsi un genre nouveau dans le théâtre, un théâtre fait par et pour des enfants. Dans le dernier volume, la préface précise que ce volume est uniquement destiné aux enfants d'artisans et de marchands. Il va sans dire qu'aucune des pièces n'est sans une certaine morale d'action dont elle est la démonstration. Tome I : Agar dans le désert ; La belle et la bête ; Les flacons ; L'isle heureuse ; L'enfant gâté ; La curieuse ; Les dangers du monde. Tome II : L'aveugle de Spa ; La colombe ; Cécile ou le sacrifice de l'amitié ; Les ennemies généreuses ; La bonne mère ; L'intrigante. Tome III : Le bal d'enfans ; Le voyageur ; Vathek ; Les faux amis ; Le magistrat. Tome IV : La rosière de Salency ; La marchande de mode ; La lingère ; Le libraire ; Le vrai sage ; Le portrait.

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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; &#134; 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. &#132;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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        Théorie des jardins.

      chez les héritiers de M.G. Weidmann et Reich 1779-1785, Leipzig - Cinq tomes en deux vol. in-4. Tome 1 : XVI-264 pages, 46 figures. Tome 2 : IV-240-[3] pages, 49 figures; Tome 3 : IV-287-[3] pages, 57 figures; Tome 4 : IV-294-[2] pages, 31 figures; Tome 5 : VIII-433-[12] pages, 47 figures (sur 48), dont une planche dépliante, veau porphyre de l'époque, dos lisse orné de fleurons, pièces de titre et de tomaison de maroquin rouge et vert. Manquent un feuillet avec figure (t.V, p. 199-200) et une pièce de tomaison. Petits défauts de cuirs aux coins et aux coupes, quelques piqures sans gravité. Edition originale française. Tome I : Coup d'oeil sur les jardins anciens et modernes. - Recherches sur le gout ancien et moderne en fait des jardins. - De l'art des jardins, considéré comme l'un des Beaux-Arts. - De la destination et de la dignité des jardins. - Tome II : De l'emplacement. - Des arbres et des arbrisseaux, ou arbustes. - Des fleurs. - Des gazons. - Des eaux. - Des sentiers. - Descriptions de quelques jardins. - Tome III : Des châteaux de plaisance et des maisons de campagne. - Des bâtiments champêtres moins considérables. - Des Temples, grottes, ermitages, chapelles et ruines. - Des répertoires, ponts et portes. - Des statues, monuments et inscriptions. - Tome IV : IV-294-[2] pages, 31 figures. Remarques diverses sur le nouveau gout en fait des jardins. - Détermination de l'idée qu'on doit se faire d'un jardin. - Répartition des jardins en classe. - Tome V : Jardins ou scènes qui se rapportent aux parties du jour. - Jardins relatifs a l'état des propriétaires. - Jardins dont le caractère dépend de leur destination particulière. - Embellissement champêtres de quelques parties isolées d'une maison de campagne. - Appendices. Bel exemplaire en reliure d'époque de cet ouvrage rare illustré de 230 gravures.L'ouvrage en allemand et sa traduction française parurent simultanément. Originaire de Nüchel dans le duché de Holstein, Christian Hirschfeld (1742-1792), voyagea en Allemagne, en Suisse et au Danemark ou il fut nommé professeur de philosophie et d'esthétique à Kiel en 1769. En 1777 il quitta le professorat et se consacrant plus particulièrement à l'horticulture. Il amena le roi du Danemark, Christian VII, à créer près de Kiel une école de culture des arbres fruitiers dont il fut l'administrateur. Berlin II, 3353. Quérard IV, 111 Langue : Français [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Tangu et Félime ; Éloge de Voltaire ; Les Muses rivales

      Pissot 1779-1780, Paris - In-12 (185 x 119 mm). 64 pp. ; IV pp., 112 pp. ; 31 pp. Maroquin rouge, triple filet avec rosace aux angles en encadrement sur les plats, dos lisse orné, pièce de titre en maroquin fauve, triple filet horizontal sur les coupes et les coiffes, roulette intérieure, tranches dorées, doublure et garde de papier tourniquet (reliure de l'époque). Éditions originales. Ce recueil réunit trois ?uvres de Jean-François de La Harpe: Tangu et Félime (s. d. 1780), Éloge de Voltaire (1780), Les Muses rivales (1779). Tangu et Félime est agrémenté de 5 gravures à l'eau-forte hors-texte d'après Marillier: 1 titre gravé et 4 compositions à pleine page. Les trois textes sont ornées de bandeaux et de culs-de-lampe. Ils sont représentatifs de l'?uvre de La Harpe et de son époque: Tangu et Félime est un poème érotique; l'Éloge de Voltaire est représentatif du talent d'orateur de La Harpe et de son amitié avec le plus grand esprit des Lumières; Les Muses rivales est une comédie dramatique, représentée pour la première fois au Théâtre français le 1er février 1779. Un ami et un complice littéraire de Voltaire. Jean-François de La Harpe (Paris 1739-1803), écrivain et critique, fut un excellent orateur dès son plus jeune age. L'anticléricalisme dont il fit preuve dans les Héroïdes lui valut la protection de Voltaire. Il fut suspecté d'avoir dérobé un manuscrit à Voltaire lors d'un séjour à Ferney, qu'il fit publié sous nom: la Guerre de Genève, deuxième chant. On ne sait toutefois pas si les deux hommes ne s'étaient pas entendus car Voltaire lui garda son amitié et le soutint pour son élection à l'Académie française en 1776. C'est pour l'Éloge de Voltaire que La Harpe remporta le prix d'éloquence de l'Académie. L'exemplaire d'un éminent Lord du XIXe siècle, le comte de Grey. Thomas Philip de Grey (1781-1859), fut Lord Grantham de 1786 à 1833 et second Earl de Grey en 1833. Politicien et homme d'état anglais, il fut membre de l'Ordre de saint-George, du Privy Councile of United Kingdom, et fellow de la Royal Society. Son ex-libris porte la mention "Wrest Park" du nom de la propriété qu'il fit construire entre 1834 et 1839 selon ses plans, inspirés par les dessins de l'Architecture Française de Jacques-François Blondel (1752). Architecte amateur, il fut le premier président du Royal Institute of British Architects. Wrest Park est encore un des plus grands et plus beaux jardins du sud de l'Angleterre visités aujourd'hui. De la bibliothèque d'Émile Moreau avec son ex-libris gravé (par Stern) et coloré. Originaire de St Léomer (86), Émile Moreau (1868-1950) fut chef de cabinet du ministre des Finances Rouvier de 1902 à 1905, gouverneur de la Banque d'Algérie de 1906 à 1926, puis gouverneur de la Banque de France de 1926 à 1930. Il participa au redressement de la monnaie avec Poincaré. Démissionnaire en 1930, il devint président de la Banque de Paris et des Pays-Bas jusqu'en 1940. Il a écrit : Souvenir d'un Gouverneur de la Banque de France, Histoire de la stabilisation du Franc (1926-28). Très bel exemplaire en maroquin du XVIIIe siècle. Cohen/de Ricci, Guide de l?amateur de livres à gravures du XVIIIe siècle, p. 589. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        A Treatise on the Culture of the Pine Apple and the Management of the Hot-House

      Printed by G. Peacock, York 1779 - (8 5/8 x 5 1/2 inches). 2 engraved plates (one folding). Uncut. Expertly bound to style in half russia over period marbled paper covered boards, flat spine tooled in gilt in six compartments, red morocco lettering piece First edition of the most important English work on the culture of the pineapple in the 18th century. From 1767 until 1804, Speechly served as the gardener to the Duke of Portland, to whom this work is dedicated. Described by Henrey as "the best kitchen, fruit, and forcing gardener of his time", the present work is widely considered the most important treatise on the culture of the pineapple published in the 18th century. Henrey III:1373; cf. Raphael, Oak Spring Pomona 99 (1786 edition). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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