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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Voyages dans les Alpes,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Oeuvres complettes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        The poetical works EDITION ORIGINALE

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

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

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

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        Considerations on the Present State of Public Affairs, and the Means of Raising the Necessary Supplies. [bound with] a Second Edition of the same work.

      London: Printed for J Dodsley and T Cadell: First & Second editions 1779 - 8vo., 2 editions bound in 1, [52pp.] + [52pp], half-titles and titles to each work, appendix to each, neatly bound in nineteenth century cloth-backed boards. Both VG copies and very unusual to have both first and second editions together of this work by Pulteney on steps Great Britain should take in dealing with the Colonies and France [Finance]. (Adams 79-91a; Kress B224; Goldsmiths 11887; Sabin 66644). "Concerns the 'Concillatory Bill' and the commissioners sent to America" - Adams. The Concillatory Bill was an attempt to nip the Revolution in its early stages by offering the colonies "dominion" status and repealing all revenue bills dating back to 1763. It was rejected by the Continental Congress. In light of this and the recent American treaty with France, Pulteney argues that Great Britain must continue to fight against the forces of the colonies and France, or lose its other colonies in North America. He foresaw that an independent America ‘would soon rival Europe in arts as well as grandeur, and their power in particular would rear itself on the decay of ours’. He wrote to a friend on 22 May 1778 that rather than grant independence it would be better ‘to meet the contest now like men, and die with swords in our hands’. In 1779 Pulteney published a pamphlet, Considerations on the Present State of Affairs, in which he maintained that as the Administration’s liberal attempts to treat with America had been rejected, there was no option but to carry on with the war or to submit ‘to such further conditions of peace as France and the Congress may think proper to impose’. To abandon the loyalists would be dishonourable; the object of the war should now be ‘to preserve such a connexion with the colonies in North America as to unite the force of the whole empire in time of war for common safety’. The colonies should acknowledge the Crown, but Congress should remain to take care of the general interests of the whole, and the Americans should send representatives to the British Parliament. As America would also possess the exclusive power to impose taxes and raise troops, and would enjoy trade ‘almost free from restriction, not only to Great Britain but to all parts of the world’, Pulteney found it ‘difficult to imagine what any reasonable man in the colonies can wish for more’. To bring the Americans to their senses, Administration should be ‘directed by men of fortitude and exertion . by men who like Lord Chatham are capable of selecting and resolute in employing the most proper officers by sea and land’. To avoid the very high rates of interest necessary to raise public loans he proposed ‘to call upon individuals . for a direct aid’, and on 1 Mar. 1779 suggested a tax of 15s. per cent on property. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Rom, Benedicti Francesii 1779.. Mit gestochenem Frontispiz-Porträt, je 1 gestochenem Titel und Zwischentitel mit breiter Bordüre mit Illustrationen, 10 gestochenen Vignetten, 2 gestochenen Initialen, 1 gefalt. Blatt und 6 (2 gefalteten) Kupfertafeln. 2 Bl., XX, 104 S., 12 Bl. paginiert 105-116, S. 117-143. Dekorativer HLdr. d. Zt. mit reicher Rückenverg. 41 x 29 cm. Schweiger II, 1135; Nicht bei Cicognara. - Erste Ausgabe. Prachtvolles, der Kaiserin Maria Theresia gewidmetes, römisches Barockbuch über eine Schrift des lateinischen Grammatikers M. Verrius Flaccus, eine sakralrechtliche Kommentierung des römischen Kalenders, von der Exzerpte in den Praenestiner Fasten überliefert sind. - Etwas berieben. Schönes Exemplar!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Paris. June 10, 1779. - [1 1/4]pp. written on folded sheet, addressed on verso. Quarto. Some foxing. Very good. Arthur Lee, diplomatist and statesman of the Revolutionary and Federal periods, was sent to France in 1776 as one of three commissioners to negotiate a treaty with France and to solicit aid, one of the other commissioners being Benjamin Franklin. At the time he wrote this letter, Lee was commissioned to the court of Spain, but still resided in Paris. This letter is apparently a response to correspondence from Stockton concerning problems with an unnamed printer. "If some one had not been tutoring him, he would not have varied from his first account, & upon the whole I cannot but think M. Dumas knows more of it than he ought to do." He remarks: "You mentiond [sic] Mr. Sayre's arrival. I should be glad to hear, where he has been, what account he gives of things in the north, and what are his views." This certainly is a reference to Stephen Sayre, a patriot who was committed to the Tower of London for a time and afterward forced to leave England. He was then employed by Benjamin Franklin on some important missions and was his private secretary for a period. In 1777, Arthur Lee appointed Sayre secretary of his mission to Berlin, but the two had a falling out and separated. Early in 1779, Sayre went to Stockholm, then returned to Paris before going to Russia. In closing this letter, Lee conveys a letter of introduction for Stockton to use when meeting Col. William Fitzhugh in Maryland (not present here).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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