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        Delle opere di Giuseppe Flavio dall’original testo greco nuovamente tradotte in lingua italiana e illustrate con note dall’abate Francesco Angiolini Piacentino.

      In Verona. Per gli eredi di Marco Moroni 1779 - 4 volumi in-4° (285 x 205 mm). Legatura in cartoncino giallo d’attesa, titoli manoscritti ai dorsi. Splendido esemplare in barbe molto fresco. Marca calcografica nei frontespizi; capilettera ornati; caratteri ebraici e greci nelle note. I: pp. XVI, 477, (1); II: pp. 463, (1), un errore nella paginazione del fascicolo Lll; III: pp. 391, (1), 68, (2); IV: pp. 417 (ma 517, errore nella prima cifra della pagina), (1), il fascicolo Eee è doppio. Traduzione italiana dell’opera storica di Giuseppe Flavio: «Lavoro fatto dall’Angiolini con esattezza, con purezza di favella e con eleganza non affrettata. Pregevoli sono anche le Note che lo accompagnano e che, mentre illustrano l’originale, mostrano la molta dottrina dell’Angiolini anche nelle lingue orientali» (Gamba, Serie, 2270, che ne ricorda le successive ristampe fino all’inserimento nella collana degli storici greci di Sonzogno). Nei primi due volumi sono contenuti sedici libri delle Antichità giudaiche; nel terzo gli ultimi quattro libri delle Antichità, la vita dell’autore scritta da lui stesso, i due libri Contro Apione in risposta al grammatico alessandrino che aveva scritto contro gli ebrei, e il libro unico dei Maccabei; nel quarto il De bello judaico. L’opera di Giuseppe Flavio, storico ebreo che scrisse in greco, è considerata la fonte primaria per la conoscenza della Giudea del primo secolo. Nelle Antichità giudaiche si trova la testimonianza, secondo alcuni studiosi frutto d’interpolazione, della predicazione, della vita e morte di Gesù. Anche per questo l’interesse verso la sua opera fu costante nei secoli: Petrarca studiò e postillò il codice in suo possesso con la versione latina delle Antiquitates iudaicae e del Contra Apionem (il cod. Parigino lat. 5054 della Bibliothèque Nationale di Parigi). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Betrachtungen über die vornehmsten Wahrheiten der Religion an Se. Durchlaucht den Erbprinzen von Braunschweig und Lüneburg, 2 Theile (in 3 Bänden).

      Braunschweig, Verlag der Fürstl. Waisenhaus-Buchhandlung, 1776 – 1779. - Der evangelische Theologe Johann Friedrich Wilhelm Jerusalem (1709 – 1789) hatte von 1742 an das Amt eines Hofpredigers am Braunschweigischen Hof und Erziehers des Erbprinzen Karl Wilhelm Ferdinand inne. 1752 wurde er zum Abt von Riddagshausen berufen. Die „Betrachtungen" können als theologisches Hauptwerk Jerusalems gelten. Traurige Berühmtheit erlangte Jerusalems Sohn Karl Wilhelm, dessen tragisches Schicksal – er nahm sich 1772 das Leben – Goethe zu den „Die Leiden des jungen Werthers" inspirierte. de 2000 Die Bände allenfalls leicht berieben, sonst in sehr gutem Zustand. Bei Bd. 1 Vorsatzblatt ober mit kleinem Abriß, letztes Textblatt dieses Bandes ebenfalls mit kleinem Eckabriß (ohne Textverlust). Sonst auch innen sehr gutes Exemplar; Seiten sauber und überwiegend fleckenfrei (allenfalls wenige Seiten etwas randfleckig), kaum gebräunt. In toto schönes Exemplar dieser bibliophilen Ganzleder-Ausgabe. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben). 8 Bl., 448, XVI, 86, 849 S. Vollständiges Werk in zwei Teilen (gebunden in 3 Bänden). Braune Original-Ganzlederbände auf fünf echten Bünden, mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln auf beigem und dunkelbraunem Rückenschild; illustrierte, farbige Vorsätze. Die Bände 1 und 2.1. mit Titelkupfer, Bd. 2.2 mit Titelvignette

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        Memoire sur la decouverte du magnetisme animal. Bound with works by d'Eslon and Roussel de Vauzesme

      Didot, Geneva & Paris 1779 - Mesmerism Mesmer, Franz Anton (1734-1815). (1) Mémoire sur la découverte du magnétisme animal. 8vo. [2], vi, 85, [3]pp. Geneva & Paris: Didot, 1779. Bound with: (2) Eslon, Charles d' (1750-1786). Observations sur le magnétisme animal. 8vo. [4], 151pp. London & Paris: Didot [etc.], 1780. Together 2 works. 167 x 105 mm. Bound with a third unrelated work in 18th century quarter sheep gilt, boards, top of spine expertly repaired. Fine.(1) First Edition. The manifesto of animal magnetism. On the eve of the French Revolution, Mesmer captured the imagination of the Parisian public with his remarkable ability to effect cures by throwing his patients into "mesmeric" trances. As much a social movement as a medical practice, mesmerism spread quickly throughout Europe and America, and became such a mania in pre-Revolutionary France that between 1779 and 1789 more literature was generated on mesmerism than on any other single topic. At first Mesmer used actual magnets to perform his cures but later dispensed with these on the ground that nearly all substances could be magnetized by touch. He employed either direct contact between physician and patient, or contact via the "baquet," a tub-like apparatus which could be charged with the universal fluid like a Leyden jar. Mesmer always insisted on the physical nature of his cures, which he initially ascribed to magnetic forces or electricity; later he devised the theory of a "universal fluid" acting on the nervous system, which was susceptible to this fluid on account of its inherent property of "animal magnetism." Mesmer's discovery of what would later be called hypnosis led to the large-scale investigation of psychological phenomena, and is thus an ancestor of psychopathology and psychotherapy. Crabtree 10. Garrison-Morton 4992.1. Printing and the Mind of Man 225. Norman M4.(2) First Edition. The present work is Eslon's major treatise on magnetism, describing his first encounter with animal magnetism and how he became convinced of its efficacy. It also gives the details of eighteen cases treated by Mesmer under Eslon's observation, one of the patients being Eslon himself. Eslon, a docteur régent of the Faculté de Médecine, was the first important Parisian convert to mesmerism. His outspoken support and practice of Mesmer's techniques caused dissention within the Faculté and so antagonized its conservative majority that he was eventually expelled. Eslon later broke with Mesmer and set up a rival mesmeric treatment center in Paris, where he practiced his own version of animal magnetism. When the royal commission to investigate mesmerism was formed, it was Eslon's practice and theory of animal magnetism that the commission examined, much to the displeasure of orthodox mesmerists. Crabtree 12. Norman M77 (citing 1781 ed.). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Joseph Andrews och hans wän Abrahams Adams händelser, författade af herr Fjelding. Öfwersättning. I-II.

      1779 - Stockholm, Wennberg och compagnie, 1779. 12:o. (4),288 pp. & 5 engraved plates + (4),292,(4) pp. & 7 engraved plates. Rather worn contemporary half calf with raised bands, sparingly gilt spine and brown title label. Corners of boards nicked and leather worn away at the lower corner of the front board. Spine with some superficial cracks. Slightly stained throughout. A spot in the lower margin on pp. 3-4. Small tear in the outer margin of the plate bound at p. 217, outside of the picture. Part II has a few dampstains in the outer margin on pp. 207-10 and in the text on pp. 217-18. Part I with erroneous pagination. The last unpaginated pages in part II are book advertisments from the publisher, J. C. Holmberg. First Swedish translation of "Joseph Andrews". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Mats Rehnström Rare Books SVAF, ILAB]
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        Théorie de l'art des jardins

      Leipzig, Chez les héritiers de M.G. Weidmann et Reich, 1779 - 5 tomes en 3 volumes in-4, XVI-264-IV-240pp.-(2); IV-240pp., IV-287-(3); IV-294pp-(2); VIII-432pp. (12: index et errata). Demi-basane, dos à nerfs ornés, reliures modernes sur brochure. Exemplaire grand de marges(27cm./22 dimensions intérieures). Ouvrage illustré de 5 vignettes, 236 gravures, dont 7 hors texte avec une planche dépliante. Nombreuses rousseurs et papier jauni, mais exemplaire unique ayant appartenu à un décorateur de jardins: il contient énormément de notes critiques modernes dans les marges et est illustré de nombreux dessins au crayon, certains formant un écran de verdure autour du bâtiment figurant dans la planche. Edition originale française parue la même année que l'allemande. Christian Hirschfeld (1742-1792) aborde tous les aspects de l'art du jardin (arbres, ponts grottes, batisses.) Interesting copy for the numerous annotations , corrections and drawings due to a modern handwriting.Wide margined copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Rita De Maere]
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        A Map of South America containing Tierra-Firma, Guayana, New Granada, Amazonia, Brasil, Peru, Paraguay, Chaco, Tucuman, Chili and Patagonia.

      Robert Sayer, London 1779 - A decorative large scale map of South America published in two separate sheets. There is an inset map of the Falkland Islands in the upper right, a decorative cartouche is on the lower right. Along the lower left is text describing the various countries and a summary of their trade relations., Size : 1000x1175 (mm), 39.375x46.25 (Inches), Original Outline Coloring

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        Dialogues of the Dead with the Living

      London: Printed for N. Conant and H. Payne, 1779. IN VERY GOOD ++ CONDITION. [2], ii, [2], 227, [1] pp, (page 57 incorrectly numbered 55), bound in mid-19th century polished calf with gilt borders, inner dentelles, raised bands on gilt decorated spine, leather spine label, marbled page edges all around, marbled endpapers, binding and hinges tight. Fictional exchanges between Lord Herbert and Mr. Hume, Shakespeare and Mr. Garrick, Mr. Addison and Dr. Johnson, along with others. Occasional light foxing, covers lightly marked, light sunning to back cover, ownership in ink on ffp, lacks half-title page. . Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        The general state of medical and chirurgical practice exhibited. . . .

      Almon., London 1779 - Graham, James (1745-94). The general state of medical and chirurgical practice, exhibited. . . . 12mo. 248pp. London: Printed and sold by Mr. Almon . . . ,1779. 167 x 101 mm. Modern quarter morocco, marbled boards. Minor browning & foxing, a few stains, library stamps and markings on title and a few other leaves. Very good copy. "Sixth edition," so styled. OCLC cites a fourth edition of 1778, and a 1776 pamphlet of 22 pages entitled A Short Inquiry into the Present State of Medical Practice, which may represent an earlier edition. OCLC also cites two other 1779 "sixth editions" with different paginations (x, 71, [1]pp.; 71, [1], 37, [1]pp.) and imprint reading "Printed and sold by all the principal booksellers in Great Britain." The present edition includes a section entitled "A sketch: Or, short description of Dr. Graham's medical apparatus, &c., erected about the beginning of the year 1780. . . ," indicating that this edition may have been published later than its imprint date. Graham, one of the most notorious British quacks, studied medicine at Edinburgh but never qualified as a physician. He spent some time in America during his twenties, including two years in Philadelphia where he learned of Franklin's electrical experiments. He began touting electricity as a cure-all, particularly for sexual ailments, and upon his return to London in 1775 began to practice "electric medicine," quickly attracting a rich and fashionable clientele. In 1779 Graham opened his celebrated "Temple of Health," where clients willing to pay the two-guinea entrance fee "could wander through ornately furnished rooms, breathe in the perfumed air, listen to music or hear Graham delivering lectures on health, buy medicines, inspect the 'medico-electrical apparatus,' or watch scantily-clad young women pose among the statues" (museumofhoaxes). One of these young women was Emma Lyon, destined to achieve a notoriety of her own as Emma Hamilton, wife of Sir William Hamilton and lover of the British naval hero Lord Horatio Nelson. The highlight of the Temple of Health was Graham's electrified "Celestial Bed," where for an additional fifty pounds couples suffering from impotence or sterility could have their sexual and reproductive powers restored. "The bed was twelve feet long by nine wide and could be tilted so that it lay at various angles. The mattress was filled with 'sweet new wheat or oat straw, mingled with balm, rose leaves, and lavender flowers,' as well as hair from the tails of fine English stallions" (museumofhoaxes). Gartrell 213. Wellcome III, 144. Darnton, Mesmerism, pp. 15, 36. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Nouveau dictionnaire historique : ou, Histoire abregee de tous les hommes qui se sont fait un nom ., avec des tables chronologiques . / par une societe de gens-de-lettres [complete in 6 volumes]

      Caen :, Paris :, Rouen : chez G. Le Roy, chez Le Jay, chez P. Machuel 1779 - Physical description: 6 v. ; 20 cm. Subjects: History -- Dictionaries -- 18th century -- Reference works -- Biography -- Early works to 1800. Notes: Each vol. has a separate t.p., with t.p. ornament. Main text in double columns. Head- and tail-pieces. Language: French. Good copies bound in full tree-lined calf. Gilt-blocked leather labels to spines, with raised bands and gilt-decorated spine compartments. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat dulled and worn as with age. Surface wear and scuffs to spine cover and panels. Marbled endpapers. Volume 1 lacks ffep and half-title page. This unique and collectible set remains particularly well-preserved for its age. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request. 3 Kg. 1 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Plan de la ville et du Port de Louisbourg Leve en 1756.

      Departement de la Marine, Paris 1779 - Size : 445x605 (mm), 17.5x23.75 (Inches), Hand Colored

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        Calcul des rentes viagères.contenant la théorie complette de ces sortes de rentes.

      Paris, chez Cellot & Jombert 1779 - Two parts in one volume in 4to; pp. 1 blank, VIII, 44, 58, (2), 19 partly folding tables; early 19th century half calf over marbled boards, covers and coins with gilt borders, raised bands, spine richly gilt in compartments with gilt lettering-piece, small restoration to top of spine, marbled endpapers and edges, inside absolutely clean and crisp, wide margins, a very good and very attractive copy. First edition, rare. Early and important treatise on the calculation of life annuities with mathematical formulae and practical examples. INED 4040 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Dieter Stecher]
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        La Cuisiniere Bourgeoise, Suivie De L'Office, a L'usage De Tous Ceux Qui Se Melent De Depense De Maisons. In Two Volumes

      Paris: L. Cellot 1779. 392, 400pp. Chipping, with loss of leather, to the head of both spines and to the base of volume 2, also some scraping to the leather on the front of volume 1, otherwise very good and bright in tight binding. Gilt stamped title on gilt-banded spine. This edition is not in Cagle, Bitting of Vicaire. An asterisk marks the new recipes in this edition, which was published 'Avec Approbation et Privilege du Roi'. 123c . Very Good. Speckled Calf. 1779. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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        Reisen durch die Alpen, nebst einem Versuche über die Naturgeschichte der Gegenden von Genf. Aus dem Französischen übersetzt und mit Anmerkungen bereichert (von Samuel Wyttenbach). Bde. I-III (von 4) in 3 Bänden. Leipzig, J. Fr. Junius 1781-87. 8°. XXVI, 1 Bl., 298 S.; X, 1 Bl., 327 S.; VIII, 310 S., mit gestoch. Titelvign., 1 (gefalt.) Kupferstichkarte und 8 (7 gefalt.) Kupfertafeln., Hldr. d. Zt. mit Rsch. u. Rvg.

      - Carter/Muir 247 c - Lonchamp 2615 - Graesse VI, 277 - Poggendorf II, 755 - Dreyer 50 - Wäber I, 39 - vgl. Perret 3911 (E.A. v. 1779-96).- Erste deutsche Ausgabe von Saussures Hauptwerk, einem "milestone" der Hochgebirgsforschung und der alpinen Literatur.- H.-B. de Saussure (1740-1799) gilt als einer der Begründer der Geologie und Mineralogie der Gebirge. Er hat aber auch ?die Schönheiten der Hochalpen voll erfaßt und aufgezeigt, und so ist denn der landschaftlich beschreibende Teil seines Werkes im alpinen Schrifttum einzig auf lange Zeit hinaus? (Lehner 296).- Ohne den 1888 letzten Band.- Kaum gebräunt u. fleckig, die schönen Einbände etw. fleckig u. angestaubt. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Nathan der Weise [Nathan the Wise]

      Berlin: Voss, 1779. First edition, as stated. Boards. Very Good. Nathan der Weise - A Plea for Religious Tolerance During the German Enlightenment& & LESSING, Gotthold Ephraim. Nathan der Weise. [Nathan the Wise]. Berlin: Voss, 1779. Text in German. 276pp. Original boards, rubbed and worn, corners bumped, otherwise Very Good tight condition.& & FIRST EDITION, second printing? (with the publishers name and place omitted). Nathan the Wise is a play first published in 1779 as a fervent plea for religious tolerance. Set in Jerusalem during the Third Crusade it describes how the wise Jewish merchant Nathan, the enlightened Sultan Saladin, and the (initially anonymous) Templar came to an understanding of mutual beliefs between Judaism, Islam, and Christianity. Its message was considered threatening enough to the Church during Lessing’s lifetime that they forbid all performances.& & The centerpiece of the work is the ring parable, narrated by Nathan when asked by Saladin which religion is the true one. An heirloom ring with the magical ability to render its owner good in the eyes of God and mankind had been passed from father to the son he loved most. When it came to a father of three sons, each of whom were loved equally, the father promised it to each of them. Looking for a way to keep his promise, he had two replicas made that were indistinguishable from the original. Each son was given a ring from the father’s deathbed. The brothers immediately began quarreling over who possessed the genuine ring until a wise judge intervened. “It is up to each of you,” they were told, “to live piously enough to prove the ring’s power is true.” Nathan compares this to religion, saying that each of us lives by the religion we have learned from those we respect.& & The character of Nathan is in large part modeled after Lessing’s lifelong friend, the preeminent Jewish philosopher, Moses Mendelsohn, of the German Enlightenment. Similar to Nathan the Wise and Saladin, written by Lessing to have met over the chessboard, the two shared a common love for the game.& & Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (1729-1781). Protestant German poet and playwright. Studied medicine and theology in Leipzig.

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        LA MÚSICA, POEMA.

      Imp. Real de la Gazeta. Madrid, 1779 - . 23'5 cm. 10 h., 126-XL pág., 1 h. con filigranas. Ilustr. con 6 lám. fuera del texto dibujadas por G. Ferro y grabadas por M.S. Carmona. Enc. en plena piel, tejuelo, ruedas doradas, cortes dorados, con lomera restaurada. Algunos puntos de óxido. Primera edición. CCPB000060745-2. Palau 121147. * Presentamos la primera edición de este poema dividido en cinco cantos. Todo un ensayo sobre música donde se trata el aspecto de la harmonía, sonido, tiempo, y uso de la misma tanto en el campo de las artes escénicas como en la sociedad. Literatura castellana. Música. Poesia Libros antiguos anteriores a 1830 español [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Der Sächsischen Nation in Siebenbürgen Statuta oder: Eigen Land-Recht.

      Herrmannstadt, Hochmeister 1779 - Sehr seltener Siebenbürgener Druck mit der Rechtsverfassung für die sächsischen bzw. deutschen Untertanen. Mit dem Privileg des polnischen Königs Stephan, mit der Herausgabe wurden betraut Albertus Hutterus, Königsrichter in Herrmannstadt, Dominicus Dietrich, Königsrichter zu Schäßburg, Matthias Fronius, Rat in Kronstadt, Joachim Koch, Bürgermeister in Medwisch und Caspar Budaki, Richter zu Nösen. - Leicht gebräunt, teils schwach wasserandig im weißen Unterand, sonst sauber und gut erhalten 3 Bl., 112 Seiten, 13 Blätter [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        VOYAGES DU CAPITAINE GULLIVER, EN DIVERS PAYS ELOIGNES Tomes 1 à 3 (complet)

      A Rouen, de l'imprimerie privilégiée, 1779 - 3 volumes in-12, reliés, dos lisses avec titre doré sur pièce rouge, fleurons dorés, tranches rouges, XXIV + 154 + VIII + 183 + XXIV + 238 pages, bandeaux, 6 gravures pleine page. Coins supérieurs émoussés, manques aux coiffes supérieures pour 2 volumes, fortes rousseurs sur qlqs pages du tome 1, qui restent lisibles, coin supérieur de 6 feuillets (dont pages de garde et de titre) découpés dans le tome 1 (3 ou 4 mots perdus mais phrase facilement reconstituable), intérieurs des tomes 2 et 3 en très bon état. Expédition (tarifs de La Poste en vigueur) : colissimo.

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        La Cuisiniere Bourgeoise, Suivie De L'Office, a L'usage De Tous Ceux Qui Se Melent De Depense De Maisons. In Two Volumes.

      L. Cellot 1779, Paris - 392, 400pp. Chipping, with loss of leather, to the head of both spines and to the base of volume 2, also some scraping to the leather on the front of volume 1, otherwise very good and bright in tight binding. Gilt stamped title on gilt-banded spine. This edition is not in Cagle, Bitting of Vicaire. An asterisk marks the new recipes in this edition, which was published 'Avec Approbation et Privilege du Roi'. 123c

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        The playhouse pocket-companion, or Theatrical vade-mecum: .

      London: Printed and sold by Messrs. Richardson and Urquhart, under the Royal Exchange; J. Wenman, no. 144, Fleet Street; and J. Southern, in St. James's Street, 1779. - Octavo. [ 5],14-179,[1]pp. [A]2, B6-P6. Bookseller's advertisement on leaf [A]2v. The text appears to be continuous. Contemporary calf, repaired. ESTC t058085.

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        The lives of the English poets; and a criticism on their works. [First Issue]

      Printed for Messrs. Whitestone, Williams, Colles, Wilson, Lynch, Jenkin, Walker, Burnet, Hallhead, Flin, Exshaw, Beatty, and White M,DCC,LXXIX. [1779], Dublin - First Dublin Edition, collated and complete in three volumes. First Issue, with "partaking his posterity" in line 3 of p. 4 and the repeated page numbers 143-144 in vol. I, and the title pages of vols. II and III without the oval vignettes. First volume dated 1779 and the preface 'Advertisement' dated March 15 1779, the other vols. dated 1781. 8vo; [4], ii [adverts], 3-144, 143-536; [4], 496; [4], 399pp. Contemporary calf, the spines in six compartments divided by raised bands with burgundy and black morocco lettering pieces gilt. Minor wear to bindings else firm and tight, the contents very good indeed with only light scattered foxing and edge toning. The Lives of the English Poets originally appeared as "Prefaces, Biographical and Critical" to the ten-volume Works of the English Poets, 1779-81 (which itself eventually extended to 68 volumes). This is the first separate edition, pirated, preceding the London separate edition (which was titled 'The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets; with Critical Observations on Their Works'). It includes two works by Gray, 'A Long Story' and 'Ode for Music,' absent from the later London edition. Courtney & Smith, p. 141; Fleeman 79.4LP/2a(i) and 79.4LP/6a. ESTC Citation No. T116665. In 1779, as Johnson turned 70, infirm and distressed by the deaths and illnesses of those close to him, he somehow managed a final literary project, which proved to be the "ultimate success in his career," according to the ODNB. "This took the form of a series of prefaces to a new collection of the English poets, best-known today as The Lives of the Poets. In a contract signed on 29 March 1777, Johnson had agreed . . . to supply ‘a concise account’ of some fifty poets . . . The first installment came out in March 1779, the second in 1780, and the third in May 1781. . . setting a new standard for English literary biography. . . . [H]is reading of mainstream poetry from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries remains canonical, by reason of its attention to verbal detail, its decisive judgments, and its robust expression." [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Works of Dr. Jonathan Swift, Dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin, accurately revised in twelve volumes, adorned with copper-plates; with some account of the author's life and notes

      London, 1765-1779 - Voulumes 1-XIV are dated 1768 (Teerink, Fifth Stage) ; Volumes XV-XVI are dated 1765 (Teerink's Third Stage, First Edition); Volume XVII , 1775 (Teerink's Sixth Stage); Volumes XVIII-XX, Letters (Terrink's Fourth Stage); Volumes XXI-XXIII, Letters, 1768 (Teerink's Fifth Stage); VolumeXXIV, Supplement, 1776 (Teerink's Seventh Stage); Volume XXV, Supplement, 1779 (Teerink's Seventh Stage) 25 vols., Large 8vo. With all plates as called for. Bound in contemporary polished tree calf, gilt spines. Nice bright set with some minor wear [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Political Mirror;

      London, Printed for Fielding and Walker,, 1779. or, a Summary Review of the Present Reign. With Notes, Explanatory and Historical, and an Authentic List of the Ships and Vessels of War, taken and Destroyed, since the Commencement of Hostilities. Octavo. Disbound. Light browning, else very good. First Edition. Uncommon: COPAC has BL only for this edition; just 5 copies on OCLC. The second edition of the following year omits the list of ships. Miles ran away from school as a boy, supposedly to support Wilkes; he visited America in the 1760s, returning in 1770 to work briefly at the Ordnance office, whose employ he left and whose corruption he exposed in his Letters to Selim. Having obtained a position in the Royal Navy through the influence of David Garrick, he served under Rodney in the West Indies during the War of Independence, he was in Newfoundland in 1779 and was a prisoner of war in St. Lucia two years later. Later he moved to the continent, to Belgium and France, certainly in the latter period operating as a spy, perhaps in government employ or perhaps as a freelance seeking "interest". He was known in Paris during the Revolution and met a number of the leading figures, including Lafayette whom he had previously encountered during his American adventures. He was rewarded for his efforts by Pitt with an annuity, but was to lose this for later criticism of the ministry. In later life he moved towards a more radical stance, supporting Sir Frances Burdett's candidacy, and being forced to leave London political circles due to his attacks on the Prince Regent's profligacy. He died in Paris in 1817 whilst researching a history of the Revolution. In the present work Miles is highly critical of Mulgrave and Bute, contrasting them to their detriment with the earlier ministry of Pitt the Elder. Wilkes is praised for having "exhibited another instance to the world of the animating superiority of our free constitution." The second part of the essay deals at length with the origins of the war with America in government mismanagement, "Both houses of legislature were prodigal in their abuse of the Americans, whom they stigmatised as cowards and blockheads. Allowing the stigma to be just, it is a reflection on the wisdom and magnanimity of this country to have sued those very cowards and blockheads for a peace, after a contest of four years, in which the strength of this country had been in vain exerted to subjugate them We are now attacked by France and Spain, deserted by Portugal, menaced by Holland, dispossessed of the continent of America, and not only deprived of the affections of three millions of people, and of their commerce, but compelled to contend against their power, at the inconvenient and expensive distance of three thousand miles." Further commenting on the incompetence of the present attempts by Lord North to "recover by violence, what had been lost by folly and oppression". As a demonstration of the ineffectiveness of North's policy he appends a 3-page list of ships "lost, taken or destroyed between the Years 1775 and 1779 by the French and Americans."

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        The Lives of the English Poets; and a Criticism on Their Works.

      Dublin: Printed for Messrs. Whitestone, WilliamsÉ[et al.], 1779. - Three volumes, octavo. [4], 144, pp. 143-144 [repeated], pp. 145-536; [4], 496; [4], 399 pp. Contemporary calf. Gilt floral-decorated spines with burgundy and brown morocco labels. Volume I expertly rebacked, with original backstrip laid down, some neat repairs to other hinges. Old ink signatures, some light worming at bottom corner of Volume 3, not affecting text, some light soiling at fore-edge. A very good, attractive set. In marbled board open-end slipcase. First separate edition, preceding the London separate edition by two years. This pirated Dublin edition had a slightly different title from the London edition. It also has additional material by Thomas Gray, ÒA Long StoryÓ and ÒOde to Music.Ó The Lives of the English Poets originally appeared as part of the sixty-eight volume set, lives and Works of the English Poets, 1779-81. Chapman and Hazen, p. 159. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Recueil de pièces de théâtre : Les templiers (1805).[Ensemble]Regulus (1765). [Ensemble] Irene (1779). [Ensemble]Un jeu de la fortune, ou les marionettes (1806). [Ensemble] Les artistes (1797). [Ensemble]Précis historique du procès et de la condamnation des Templiers (1805).

      1/ Giguet et Michaud 2/ Sébastien Jorry 3/ S.n. 4/ Martinu, Chaigneau Aîné 5/ S.n. 6/ Debray 1779 - - 1/ Giguet et Michaud 2/ Sébastien Jorry 3/ S.n. 4/ Martinu, Chaigneau Aîné 5/ S.n. 6/ Debray, Paris 1765-1805, In 8 (12,5x20cm), 72pp. 82pp. 121pp. (4) iij, 126pp. 54pp., Un Vol. relié. - Nouvelle édition des Templier de Raynouard, illustré d'un frontispice représentant le Grand Maître des Templiers. La grandeur cornélienne de la pièce, qui exalte la liberté et la vertu, lui vaut l'appui de Napoléon, un triomphe au théâtre et en librairie, et son entrée à l'Académie française en 1807 Edition originale de Regulus de Dorat, illustré d'une figure, une vignette et un cul-de-lampe par Eisen, gravés par Longueil. Nouvelle édition de Irene de Voltaire, même année que l'originale mais le fleuon de titre est différent, et la dernière pièce de l'auteur, à 84 ans. Nouvelle édition d'Un jeu de la fortune de Picard. Edition originale des Artistes de Collin d'Harleville, contenant un envoi signé ainsi que la signature autographe de l'auteur. Edition originale du Précis historique des Templiers. Pleine Basane marbrée d'époque. Dos lisse orné de 3 fers et de roulettes. Pièce de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge. Frottements. 72pp. 82pp. 121pp. (4) iij, 126pp. 54pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Speeches of Isaeus in Causes Concerning the Law of Succession to Property at Athens, with a Prefatory Discourse, Notes Critical and Historical, and a Commentary

      Printed by J. Nichols, For E. and C. Dilly, in the Poultry, London 1779 - Modern 1/4 calf, some foxing and embrowning, a good copy; with eleven plates, one folding Only edition of Jones' first treatise on law, praised by Burke and Gibbon and establishing his reputation as a legal scholar, providing the first English translation of Isaeus, "the first master of strict forensic argument"

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        The Chronology and History of the World

      ONT>Illustrated in LVI Tables, Of Which IV are Introductory and Include the Centuries Prior to the First Olympiad 1779 - A scarce edition of this history of the world from Reverend John Blair. With vignette title page. Includes Fourteen Maps of Ancient and Modern Geography, for the Illustration of the Tables of Chronology and History To Which is Prefixed,A Dissertation on the Rise and Progress of Geography, with a separate titlepage (dated 1768), pagination and register. Containing fifty-six chronologically arranged tables detailing important events in history, butmissing the fourteen maps of ancient and modern georgraphy. (collated, incomplete). Reverend John Blair (b. 1782) was a Church of England clergyman and chronologist. In the early 1750s Blair issued Proposals for Printing by Subscription, the General Chronology and History of the World, a work he is said to have adapted from chronological tables originally devised by his Edinburgh classmate and distant relation, Hugh Blair. The Chronology and History of the World was published in London in early summer 1754. The book quickly became the standard work of its kind and was frequently reprinted throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. To the 1768 edition Blair added a set of fourteen maps and A dissertation on the rise and progress of geography, which were also published separately in the same year, and in 1784 an expanded version of his dissertation was published in a smaller duodecimo format. (DNB)Condition: Rebound in half calf with original calf to boards preserved. Externally original boards worn, withheavy rubbing and some loss to the rear board spine of course very nice. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright, though with some handling marks and the odd patch of foxing throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The History of Women, from the Earliest Antiquity, to the Present Time; Giving Some Account of almost every interesting Particular concerning that Sex, among all Nations, ancient and modern

      W. Strahan and T. Cadell, London 1779 - 2 volumes in 1: [8], 368, [14] p.; [4], 344, [16] p.; 29 cm. Signatures: A-3C4 (-3C4) pi2 B-2Y4 (4to). Dark brown cloth spine and corners (20th-century?) with printed paper spine label; marbled paper (19th-century?) over boards. Matching marbled endpapers. Errata on terminal page of each volume, following index. Occasional notations in a 19th-century? hand in the margins, sometimes with corrections in the text; an extensive commentary written in the margin of the section on marriage ceremonies among the Romans. In Very Good Condition: boards are moderately rubbed with loss of marbled paper at edges; old archival repair of tear along gutter of final 3 leaves of vol. 1 and first leaf of vol. 2 (not touching text), and of tear from fore-edge of v. 2 pp. 51-52, without loss of text; upper margin of v. 2 pp. 119-142 darkened; similar at head of gutter on v. 2 pp. 221-243; old stain on v. 2 p. 317 (text remains legible); old dampstain along upper edge and fore-edge of v. 2 pp. 337-344; tear from upper edge of last leaf of v. 2 index and following blank leaf, with old tape repair (no loss of text); otherwise only very occasional soiling in margins and minimal foxing. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        History of the Common Law [etc.] [with] An Analysis of the Civil Part of the Law. The Fourth Edition

      Printed by W. Strahan and M. Woodfall . . . for T. Cadell [etc.], London 1779 - Modern cloth-backed marbled boards, a bit embrowned, but sound The best early edition of Hale's classic works, prepared by Charles Runnington who (in Holdsworth's words) "prefixed a life of Hale, and added very extensive notes"; Hale's 'Analysis', though not called for by the title page, is appended [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Benedicti Barbagallo U.J.D. Practica novissima, ac theorica super ritu Magnae Regiae Curiae Regni Siciliane utilis, et necessaria judicibus, advocatis, curialibus, et litigantibus.

      ex typographia Rapettiana, Panormi ( Palermo ) 1779 - Additur in hac nova edizione Honuphrii Buscemi Pratica ritualis, seu Explanatio terminorum, et vocabolarium ritus forensis - In 4° - pp.VIII, 156, 144, XXXII - Pergamena - Testatine, finalini e capilettera - Piccola mancanza al frontespizio e al dorso, segni dell'epoca al piatto superiore. Antica riparazione alla pergamena - Erudito, avvocato, autore, laureatosi a Catania, fu avvocato a Palermo. Del presente trattato (prima edizione 1667) si fecero diverse edizioni, la più famosa è quella del Rapetti 1779 con le aggiunzioni di Onofrio Buscemi. - Libro usato [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Emisfero Terrestre Meridionale Tagliato su l'Equatore.

      Venice: 1779 - Map from Zatta's atlas "Atlante Novissimo". Depicts the Antarctic Hemisphere (south) to the equator and Capt. James Cook's route on his first voyage. New Zealand and the Australian East coast are featured in their entirety for the first time. 13 x 17" with large margins. Phillips, P.L. (Atlases) 650, v.1, no.8

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        Remarques sur cette espèce de paralysie des extrémités inférieures, que l'on trouve souvent accompagnée de la courbure de l'épine du dos, qui est supposée en être la cause, avec la méthode de la guérir:suivie de plusieurs observations sur la nécessité & les avantages de l'amputation dans certaines circonstances. Second texte : Du mal vertébral ou de l'impotence des extrémités inférieures, qui reconnaît pour cause un vice de la colonne épinière, avec le moyen de la guérir.

      chez Sigaud. chez Méquignon 1779 - - chez Sigaud. chez Méquignon, A Bruxelles, à Paris 1779, 1785, in 8. (20,5 x12,5cm), 99 pp. et xx, 48 pp., 2 ouvrages en un Vol. relié. - Premières éditions françaises de ces deux traductions. Demi Veau d'époque à petits coins. Dos à nerfs orné de fers à l'oiseau. Percival Pott fut le plus célèbre chirurgien anglais de son temps. Ses contributions furent déterminantes quant à l'évolution de la chirurgie dans le domaine des hernies, des fractures du crâne et de la maladie de la colonne vertébrale appelée maladie de Pott. Il est un de ces médecins pour qui à cette époque, l'observation et l'expérience prime sur les hypothèses ou conjectures. 99 pp. et xx, 48 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Thomas Paine Transmits Act for Resolution of the PA-VA Border

      1779 - Manuscript Document Signed, as Clerk of the General Assembly, [Philadelphia?], Pennsylvania, November 19, 1779. To Joseph Reed, as President of the Supreme Executive Council. 1 p. Paine, as Clerk of Pennsylvania's General Assembly, transmits a resolution to the state's Supreme Executive Council [no longer enclosed- but about the boundary with Virginia] and requests that it be forwarded to the governor of that state. After years of wrangling, the two states had finally agreed that summer to settle their dispute by extending the Mason-Dixon line. Paine was involved in Pennsylvania politics for several years after his arrival in America in 1774 - he was associated with the men who drafted the state's new constitution in 1776, and Paine wrote a series of letters in local newspapers supporting the constitution. In 1777 Paine was elected to the Committee of Correspondence of the Whig Society in Pennsylvania. Needing other employment in order to supplement his income as a writer, he was appointed clerk of the Pennsylvania Assembly in November, 1779, shortly after resigning his position as secretary of foreign affairs for the Continental Congress. Any manuscript material from Thomas Paine, especially during the era of the American Revolution, is rare. TranscriptIn Assembly Novr 19th 1779On Motion Resolved. That the above (enclosed) Ratification be copied and sent to the Supreme Executive Council requesting that honorable board to transmit the same to the Government of Virginia.Extract from the Minutes Thomas Paine Clerk of the Genl Assembly Supreme Executive Council Address Leaf:His Excellency Joseph Reed EsqPresident of the Supreme Executive Council Docketing:Resolve of Genl Assembly/ Nov 19 1779Boundary of Virginia [inserted in another hand]Read in Council Nov. 24/ 1779/ TM Secy [Timothy Matlack]

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        Plan de la Baie et du Havre de Casco et des Iles Adjacentes.

      Depot General de la Marine, Paris 1779 - Size : 410x580 (mm), 16.125x22.875 (Inches), Black & White

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        Recueils factices de 101 brochures

      Genève 1779 - 4 volumes in-8, sous forme de classeurs en demi-basane de l?époque; chaque brochure à l?état de parution est rattachée par des fils au cadre de bois qui vient renforcer le dos. Remarquable ensemble de 101 brochures parues de 1779 à 1780, rassemblées par Jean-Robert Tronchin et montées dans d'ingénieux classeurs à l'époque. Une littérature militante. Les libelles qui inondèrent la République de Genève, de 1760 à 1782, rendent compte des luttes acharnées qui opposèrent les Négatifs, partisans de l?aristocratie au pouvoir, aux Représentants, issus de la petite bourgeoisie libérale et frondeuse. Les Natifs, privés des droits politiques et traités en parias, se jetèrent bientôt dans la mêlée. Emile Rivoire, bibliographe de l?histoire de Genève au XVIIIe siècle, recense quelque 6000 titres qui témoignent de la « manie brochurière » des 25000 habitants de la cité. À Versailles, Vergennes ne cessait d?intervenir dans la lutte. À l?annonce de la « révolution » de 1781, on entendit Louis XVI traiter les Genevois « d?enragés ». De la bibliothèque du procureur général Tronchin. Jean Robert II Tronchin (1710-1793) « passe pour avoir été la meilleure tête politique du patriciat genevois de son temps, et dans les fonctions de procureur général de la République, qu?il exerça de 1760 à 1768, il semble avoir fait preuve de modération, d?intelligence et d?ouverture » (Jean-Daniel Candaux). Son réquisitoire contre l?Emile et le Contrat social en 1762, puis contre le Dictionnaire philosophique en 1765, laisse supposer une main de fer dans un gant de velours. En tête des quatre volumes, il a dressé une table manuscrite de chacune des pièces et donné pour nombre d?entre elles leur date de publication. Certaines pièces sont des copies manuscrites de sa main.

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        TRAITE DES COMMUNES, OU OBSERVATIONS SUR LEUR ORIGINE ET ETAT ACTUEL, D'APRES LES ANCIENNES ORDONNANCES DE NOS ROIS, LES COUTUMES, EDITS, DECLARATIONS, ARRETS ET REGLEMENTS INTERVENUS SUR CETTE MATIERE; LES DROITS QU'Y ONT LES SEIGNEURS, LES COMMUNAUTES ET CHACUN DES HABITANTS; OU, JOIGNANT LA POLITIQUE A L'ECONOMIQUE, ON DEMONTRE LEUR INUTILITE, LE PREJUDICE QU'ELLES FONT A L'AGRICULTURE, ET L'AVANTAGE QUE L'ON RETIRERAIT DE LEUR ALIENATION OU PARTAGE. PARIS. COLOMBIER. 1779.

      1779 - IN-8 (13 X 20 CENTIMETRES ENVIRON) DE XVI + 398 PAGES, RELIURE D'EPOQUE PLEIN VEAU MARBRE, DOS A 5 NERFS ORNE D'UN JOLI DECOR DORE, TITRE DORE SUR ETIQUETTE MAROQUIN ROUGE, TRANCHES ROUGES. AVEC 2 TABLEAUX REPLIES. OUVRAGE RARE ET RECHERCHE. PETIT MANQUE DE CUIR A L'UN DES COINS, CHARNIERE DU PLAT SUPERIEUR UN PEU FAIBLE AVEC PETITS MANQUES DE CUIR, SINON BEL EXEMPLAIRE, DECORATIF. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Bound Manuscript]: Qui casse les Verres les paye [Who breaks the glasses must pay for them] Comedie-Proverbe en un acte, en prose

      [Paris]. 1779. Octavo. 43pp. Contemporary full mottled calf, gilt stamped morocco spine label, gilt tooling, marbled endpapers. The front joint is partially cracked, light scuffing to the boards, about near fine. A complete unpublished play by Louis Claude Person de Berainville, skillfully written in a beautiful calligraphic script. Set in a Paris prison with Picard, a coachman, in the lead role, and eight other personages: Madame Picard, Casseborne, Martin, a jailer, an inspector, two soldiers, and a corporal. There appears to be only one reference anywhere to this play -- French scholar Clarence Brenner, author of the definitive Bibliographical List of Plays in the French Language, 1700-1789, cites the play in his study of the French dramatic proverb: "a manuscript of which, dated 1779, was advertised in a catalogue, Les Arts du Spectacle of the Librairie Garnier Arnold, Paris, 1961," (i.e., the conference catalog of the fifth Congres International de Biblioteques-Musees des Arts du Spectacle that took place in Paris in June, 1961). We believe the present manuscript to be the same copy last noted in 1961. This 18th Century French proverb play appears to be otherwise unknown and unstudied. Further details available upon request. .

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        Uebersetzung und Commentar über den Ezour-Vedam oder die Geschichte, Religion und Philosophie der Indier. Erster u. zweyter Theil. [Teil 1-2, komplett in einem Band].,

      Leipzig : Wolff, [o.J. ca. 1779]. - 40, 128, 150 S. / 249 S. Mit e. Titelkupfer v. Dunker, dat. 1778, wie auch die Vorrede des Uebersetzers. Einband berieben, Ecken bestoßen. Titelblatt mit Marg. alter Hand, handschriftl. Erscheinungsdatum (hier 1778) unten eingefügt. - Einige wenige Randnotien alter Hand. Letzte Seite (Inhalt) wurde nachträglich einfach montiert. -- Seltenes Exemplar. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 1000 Kl.-8°. Einfacher Pappband d. Zeit. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Chorographical Map of the Province of New-York in North America, divided into counties, manors, patents and Townships . compiled from Actual Surveys deposited in the Patent Office at New York, by Order of His Excellency Major General William Tryon

      William Faden, London 1779 - The last and best large-scale map of an American colony. Drawn on a scale of five miles to the inch, it is the most detailed printed map of any extensive part of North America published during the Revolutionary period. Claude Joseph Sauthier was one of the most accomplished engineers working in America in the eighteenth century. Alsatian by birth, he accompanied Governor William Tryon to North Carolina in 1769. He surveyed several North Carolina towns and designed the Governor's Mansion at New Bern before accompanying Tryon to New York in 1771. He subsequently conducted many surveys of New York, and during the Revolution he served as a military engineer producing a number of fine maps for the British Army. A number of Sauthier's printed and manuscript maps, including an example of the present map, can be found in the collection formed by Sir Henry Clinton, Commander of the British Forces in North America, 1775-1782, now preserved at the William L. Clements Library in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Sauthier's greatest production was a large manuscript map of the Province of New York which was first published on three sheets in 1776 by William Faden as A Map of the Province of New York . This map included details taken from Bernard Ratzer's survey of New Jersey. Sauthier continued to improve this great manuscript during the first years of the Revolution, and in 1779 it was published, again by Faden, but greatly enlarged on six sheets, as A Chorographical Map . The Chorographical Map contains a vast amount of information lacking from the 1776 map, particularly in upstate New York, the Catskills, and what would become Vermont. A note on the Chorographical Map states that "the Mohawk Valley and County of Tryon are Laid down according to an Actual Survey and other Manuscripts generously communicated by Governor Pownall." The grand scale, which was almost three times that of the 1776 map, also allowed for the inclusion of many previously omitted details in the more settled areas. The result is an amazing record of New York from the Revolutionary War period. Adams, British Headquarters Maps and Sketches Used by Sir Henry Clinton.now preserved in the William L. Clements Library, 118; Cumming, British Maps of Colonial America, pp. 72-74; Phillips, A List of Maps of America, p.505; Sellers & Van Ee, Maps & Charts of North America and & West Indies 1750-1789 , 1070; Cf. Brun, Guide to the Manuscript Maps in the William L. Clements Library , (original manuscript) 371; Guthorn, British Maps of the American Revolution , (original manuscript) 100/2. Copper-engraving, on six sheets joined as three, period hand colouring.

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        "Seven titles in one volume, as below."

      London. 1779-82. "Large quarto, contemporary tree calf, Greek key borders on covers, red morocco label on gilt decorated spine; early armorial bookplate of William Middleton; spine slightly rubbed, but generally this is a fine copy, containing: & & 1) Ode inscribed to John Howard, Esq., F.R.S., author of ""The State of English and Foreign Prisons"" ... Third edition, London: J. Dodsley, 1782, pp. 20; engraved frontispiece by Bartolozzi; & & 2) An essay on painting: in two epistles to Mr. Romney ... Third edition, corrected and enlarged, London J. Dodsley, 1781. First edition with this title; pp. [4], 96; & & 3) Epistle to a friend, on the death of John Thornton, Esq. ... Second edition, corrected, London: J. Dodsley, 1780, pp. 19; & & 4) An essay on history; in three epistles to Edward Gibbon, Esq. with notes, London: J. Dodsley, 1780, First edition, pp. [4], 159; & & 5) An essay on epic poetry; in five epistles to the Revd. Mr. Mason. With notes. London: J. Dodsley, 1782. First edition, pp. [4], 298, [1] errata; & & 6) The triumphs of temper; a poem. In six cantos ... Third edition. London: J. Dodsley, 1782, pp. xii, 166, [1] ads; & & 7) An elegy on the ancient Greek model. Addressed to the Right Reverend Robert Lowth, Lord Bishop of London, Cambridge: printed by Francis Hodson; sold by T. Payne and T. & J. Merril, 1779, First edition, pp. [2], 17. "

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        Decursio Equitum, et Peditum in Funere Imperatoris Antonini Piie [Base of marble and travertine constructed during the pontificate of Pope Benedict XIV for the pedestal of the column, Ely 715]

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

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        Théâtre à l'usage des jeunes personnes.

      Chez Panckoucke 1779 - - Chez Panckoucke, A Paris 1779-1780, 4 tomes en 4 Vol. in 8 (12x20cm), 522pp. (2) et (4) 464pp. et (4)436pp. et (4) 412pp., 4 Vol. reliés. - Edition originale. 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. 522pp. (2) et (4) 464pp. et (4)436pp. et (4) 412pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        MEMORIAS HISTÓRICAS SOBRE LA MARINA, COMERCIO Y ARTES DE LA ANTIGUA CIUDAD DE BARCELONA. Publicadas por disposición y a expensas de la Real Junta y Consulado de Comercio de la misma Ciudad. [Junto:] CÓDIGO DE LAS COSTUMBRES MARITIMAS DE BARCELONA, HASTA AQUÍ VULGARMENTE LLAMADO LIBRO DEL CONSULADO. Nuevamente traducido al castellano con el texto lemosin restituido á su original integridad y pureza; e ilustrado con varios apéndices, glosarios, y observaciones históricas.

      Imp. Antonio Sancha. Madrid, 1779 - -1792. 25 cm. 5 vol.: Iº) 3 hojas, XXIV-185-260-148 páginas; IIº) XVI-471-XIII-XXX-124 páginas; IIIº) XX-377-XIX páginas; IVº) XXXIV-418-133 páginas; Vº) LXXXII-368-255 páginas. Grabados de Moles sobre dibujos de Camarón, Montañá y Carnicero. Cinco vol. encuadernados en plena piel, nerviods y tejuelos. * Estas memorias están consideradas como la primera historia económica publicada en Europa, y es una obra de consulta imprescindible para los historiadores de la marina y del comercio de los paises mediterráneos y para Cataluña un precioso precedente del movimiento renacentista del siglo XIX. La obra fue redactada por encargo expreso de la Junta de Comercio de Barcelona y resulta básica para la historia política, naval, económica e institucional de Cataluña hasta fines del siglo XVII, por su moderna metodología y su aparato crítico y documental. Trata extensamente sobre las expediciones ultramarinas, el comercio y navegación en relación con Europa, las instituciones como el Consulado y la Lonja, la historia económica de la industria barcelonesa, la reglamentación gremial y la legislación técnica y económica. Palau 43352; Colmeiro 135. Barcelona. Economía, política, historia. Libros antiguos anteriores a 1830 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Carte Topographique D\'Allemagne Contenant un reste de Pomeranie et une Partie de la Pologne Prussienne savoir les Terriroires de Dirscau, Sclochow, Tuchel, Schwetz et du Palatinat de Kulm

      Frankfurt 1779 - Engraved by Berndt, Size : 510x647 (mm), 20.125x25.5 (Inches), Hand Colored

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        Beschreibung der Königlichen Residenzstädte von Berlin und Potsdam und aller daselbst befindlichen Merkwürdigkeiten. 1. und 2. Band (alles).

      Friedrich Nicolai, Berlin 1779 - XVIII Seiten, 7Blatt, 1042 S., 111S. ( Vierter Anhang), 12 Bl. Register, vollständig. "Nebst der Anzeige der jetztlebenden Gelehrten, Künstler und Musiker, welche vom dreyzehnten Jahrhunderte an, bis jetzt, in Berlin gelebt haben, oder deren Kunstwerke daselbst befindlich sind. Neue völlig umgearbeitete Auflage mit genauen Grundrissen der Städte Berlin und Potsdam, und einer Charte der Gegend um Berlin und Potsdam." Einband in sehr gutem Zustand. Mit goldgeprägten Rückenschild , siehe Foto. Auch die Vorsätze sind neueren Datums. Alte handschriftliche Widmung auf fliegendem Vorsatz. Mit den zwei Stadtplänen von Berlin und Potsdam und einer Umgebungskarte !!! Pläne und Karte an den äußeren Falzkanten leicht gebräunt, sonst frische klare Abdrucke. Vollstaändiges Exemplar, so sehr selten. Neuerer GANZLEDEREINBAND m. goldgeprägtem Rückenschild.

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        Manuale Sacrarum Caeremoniarum Juxta Ritum S. Romanae Ecclesiae;

      Venetiis - Heredis Nicolai Pezzana, 1779 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce volume of this Latin work on Roman Catholic sacred rites and traditions. A work designed for the use of cathedral, collegiate, parish, secular, and regular churches. With decorative title page. Illuminated capitals and elaborate vignettes throughout. Condition: In a full roan binding with an unusual repeat pattern to boards. Externally, worn. Some loss to the base of the spine. Front board held by cords only, rear hinge strained. Internally, generally firmly bound, front free endpaper detached but present. Endpapers are foxed, otherwise light spotting throughout only. Large closed tear to folding plate. Neat ink inscription to first page of text. Some institutional stamps from St Edwards Seminary Library with library card holder to rear pastedown. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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        Philosophische Versuche.

      2 bind. Godiches Enke, København 1779. 8vo. Trykt på skrivepapir. 368 327 sider. Med kobberstukket v ignet på titelbladet i hvert bind (J.F. Clemens efter Nicolai Abildgaard). Samtidige marmorerede hellæderbind med rig rygforgyldning. Rygforgyldning lettere afskallet.. "Philosophische Versuche placerer (..) Hennings som en forgrundsfigur i det progerssive af fransk og tysk prægede litterære miljø herhjemme, og Philosophische Versuche bragte den første hjemlige defintion af begrebet "oplysning" (Claus Bjørn i DBL (1980), bd. 6)

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        Versuch einer Grundlehre sämmtlicher Kameralwissenschaften zum Gebrauche der Vorlesungen auf der Kurpfälzischen Kameral Hohenschule zu Lautern.

      Lautern, im Verlag der Gesellschaft 1779 - Ein Band in 12mo; 8 Bll., 280 Seiten; blaugrauer Pappband der Zeit, Rücken und Ecken fachmännisch restauriert, etwas Rückenvergoldung, Rückenschild im Stile der Zeit erneuert, Name auf Vorsatz, Stempel und handschriftliche Nummer auf Titel, erste Blätter mit schwachen Feuchtigkeitsspuren im Falsz, sonst sauber und frisch, gutes Exemplar. Äußerst seltene Ausgabe des ersten ökonomischen Lehrbuches von J.H. Jung (genannt Jung-Stilling, 1740-1817). Er zählt als Verfasser populärer religiöser Schriften und Romane, als Mediziner und Augenchirurg, als Jugendfreund Goethes, als Briefpartner bzw. Berater des Zaren Alexander I. und des Kurfürsten Karl Friedrich von Baden und schließlich als Hochschullehrer und Verfasser zahlreicher ökonomischer Schriften und Lehrbücher zu den bekanntesten Persönlichkeiten der zweiten Hälfte des 18. Jahrhunderts. (Lexikon ökonomischer Werke,S. 224-225) Humpert 811, Menger Sp. 49 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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