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        THE HISTORY OF THE ORIGIN, RISE AND PROGRESS OF THE WAR IN AMERICA BETWEEN GREAT BRITAIN AND HER COLONIES, FROM ITS COMMENCEMENT IN THE YEAR 1764, TO THE TIME OF GENERAL GAGE'S ARRIVAL IN BOSTON IN 1774. [with:] ...FROM THE TIME OF GENERAL GAGE'S ARRIVAL AT BOSTON, IN MAY 1774

      Boston: Re-printed by Thomas and John Fleet, 1780. Two volumes in original gathered signatures, untrimmed. First volume bit tanned. Two small stamps on titlepage of second volume. Overall very good, in completely unsophisticated original state. The extra variant of the first 80pp. of the second volume is bound in modern three- quarter cloth and marbled boards; tanned, some paper repairs to titlepage, but otherwise good, untrimmed. The whole is laid in two separate half morocco clamshell boxes. A substantial portion of this extremely rare history of the American Revolution, printed in Boston, and apparently based on British sources, including William Russell's HISTORY OF AMERICA and Burke's AN IMPARTIAL HISTORY OF THE WAR IN AMERICA. A complete set consists of three volumes, though the work is sometimes described as complete in two volumes, with the first two volumes together styled the first volume. The present offering consists of the following: 1) A nearly complete example of the first volume, with eighty-eight of ninety pages present, lacking only the final text leaf. 2) An incomplete, though extensive, set of the unbound sheets of the second volume, lacking leaf K8 (pages 159-169) and pages 225-288 and 353-358, but all other parts are present. The third and final volume, consisting of 84,[4] pages (not present here) brought the account up to 1779. 3) A variant printing of the first section (eighty pages) of the second volume, in which dashes are not used in the chapter summaries at the head of each chapter. "A complete set is of extreme rarity" - Sabin. HOWES H532, "b." EVANS 16797. SABIN 32192. GEPHART 1000.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Hemel- en aardglobe - Adams, ca. 1780.

      ENGELSE BIBLIOTHEEK GLOBES (18 INCH)Een paar bibliotheek globes uit het atelier van de broers George en Dudley Adams te Londen, vervaardigd rond 1780. Diameter 46 cm (18 inch), hoogte 81 cm. De globes zijn sterker gerestaureerd, iets wat gezien de kwetsbaarheid van de uit papier-maché, gips en papier vervaardigde bollen helaas vaker voorkomt.De hemel- en aardglobe zijn beide samengesteld uit twaalf zgn. 'geren" en twee 'pool-kalotten", alles met de hand ingekleurde kopergravures. Beide globes hebben een gegraveerde messing meridiaan, een urenring aan de noordpool en een verschuifbare meridiaan met horizon, ook is er een verschuifbare zon? danwel planeetindicatie.De globes hebben een gegraveerde horizon en staan op een mahoniehouten driepoot met een balustervormige kolom. Tussen de poten is een kompas gemonteerd.Royal Instrument Maker George Adams Sr., (1704-1772) gaf zijn naam aan het bedrijf dat globes maakte. Hij schreef talrijke verhandelingen over globes en wetenschappelijke instrumenten, waaronder de "Treatise describing and explaining the construction and use of new celestial and terrestrial globes', gepubliceerd in Londen in 1766. Vermoedelijk heeft hij de geren gekocht die eerder in de 18de-eeuw ontworpen waren door John Senex en James Ferguson, de pioniers van de Britse globemakers.George"s zonen, George Adams Jr. (1750-1795) en Dudley (1762-1830), zetten het familiebedrijf voort als instrument- en globemakers in Londense Fleet Street. De firma Adams vervaardigde aard- en hemel-  bibliotheek- en tafel globes, evenals zak globes. Dudley Adams runde het bedrijf tot 1817, toen een faillissement hem dwong de koperplaten voor de zakglobes aan de firma Lane te verkopen die deze geactualiseerd opnieuw uitgaf. Naast de vervaardiging van globes, was Dudley ook bekend om zijn verbeteringen aan de bril en voor een patent op een draagbare telescoop.Prijs: € 16.500,- .

      [Bookseller: Inter-Antiquariaat MEFFERDT & DE JONGE]
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        An extract from a treatise on the spirit of prayer, or the soul rising out of the vanity of time into the riches of eternity. With some thoughts on war. Remarks on the nature and bad effects of the use of spirituous liquors. And considerations on slavery.

      Philadelphia: Joseph Crukshank 12mo (16.3 cm, 6.45"). 84 pp.. 1780 [bound with] Webb, Elizabeth. A letter...to Anthony William Boehm, with his answer. Philadelphia: Joseph Crukshank, 1783. 44 pp. [with] Benezet, Anthony. In the life of the lady Elizabeth Hastings... [Philadelphia: Joseph Crukshank, 1784]. 8 pp Law's mystically-inclined meditations sold vigorously in a number of English and American editions; they serve here as the introduction to an interesting selection of Christian inspirational readings from Philadelphia printer Joseph Crukshank — some writers named, and some not. The Considerations on Slavery are designated simply as those of a "number of different authors"; the Remarks on . . . Liquors, which aims to promote health and happiness rather than directly religious concerns, is attributed by ESTC to Anthony Benezet, as is the volume's last piece, the title of which is taken from its opening lines. Lady Elizabeth Hastings was the original for Aspasia in Steele's "Tatler" and a major donor to Oxford University Queen's College. Elizabeth Webb, "an acknowledged minister among the people called Quakers," first encountered Prince George of Denmark's chaplain Boehm while on a visit to Great Britain; the missive with which she opened her subsequent correspondence with him, here, greatly inspired him and a number of his friends. Provenance: With inscription reading "Miss Hannah Amelia Moore / Book a Present from her worthy / Friend Ruth Patton / 1789. Contemporary quarter sheep over paper-covered sides, the whole worn and abraded but the little volume quite sound. Light age-toning, occasional darker spots. Small chip in bottom margin of title-page; one leaf with paper flaw in lower corner, resulting in the loss of a very few letters.

      [Bookseller: Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts Co]
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        Opere del signor abate Pietro Metastasio. Zehn Bände von zwölf.

      In Parigi (Paris): Presso la Vedova Herissant, 1780-1782. Je Band ca 400 Seiten, mit einem Porträt des Autors von Gaucher nach Steiner als Frontispiz im 1. Band, und zusammen 31 Kupfertafeln von Bartolozzi, Carmona, Duclos, J. J. Le Veau, Martini, Porporati, Prévost, Saint-Aubin, Trière nach Cipriani, Cochin, Martini, Moreau le jeune, sowie nach Bernard Picart. 21 x 14, 5 cm, zeitgenössische mit Kleisterpapier bezogene Pappbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln auf Rückenschildern, dreiseitiger Rotschnitt. Sander 1350. Pietro Trapasso (* 3. Januar 1698 in Rom; † 12. April 1782 in Wien) war ein italienischer Dichter und Librettist, besser bekannt unter seinem Pseudonym Antonio Pietro Metastasio. Seine Operntexte wurden von den namhaftesten Komponisten seiner Zeit vertont. 1730 wurde er als kaiserlicher Hofdichter nach Wien berufen. Seine Libretti wurden von Komponisten wie W. A. Mozart, den Deutschen Christoph Willibald Gluck, Johann Christian Bach und Georg Friedrich Händel sowie den Italienern Giovanni Pergolesi, Tommaso Traëtta und Niccolò Jommelli vertont. Die Texte sind für ihre Musikalität und Sprachgenauigkeit hoch geschätzt worden. Neben seinen Opernlibretti verfasste Metastasio auch Kantaten- und Oratorientexte, Lyrik und literaturkritische Schriften. * * *Ohne die Bände drei und acht. Die Kupfer meist wasserrandig, sonst ordentlich erhaltenes und gut brauchbares Exemplar. Versand D: 5,20 EUR

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        Les Moyens de détruire la Mendicité en France en rendant les mendiants utiles à l'État sans les rendre malheureux, tirés des Mémoires qui ont concouru pour le prix accordé en l'année 1777 par l'Académie des Sciences, Arts et Belles-Lettres de Chaalons-sur-Marne.

      Chez Seneuse, Pandavoine, Delalain l'aîné, A Chaalons-sur-Marne 1780 - In-8 de VIII-512-(4) pp., veau vavane, dos lisse orné, pièce de titre en maroquin rouge, tranches rouges (reliure de l'époque). Deuxième édition augmentée. La première édition (publiée en 1779) porte ce titre : Résumé des Mémoires qui ont concouru pour le Prix accordé en l'année 1777, par l'Académie des Sciences, Arts & Belles Lettres de Chaalons-sur-Marne. et dont le sujet étoit, Les Moyens de détruire la Mendicité en France, en rendant les Mendians utiles à l'État, sans les rendre malheureux. INED, 3039 : « Moyens propres à supprimer les mendicité. S'attacher à détruire la mendicité illégitime. Ce n'est pas par les hôpitaux, jugés néfastes, mais par le travail, qu'on aide les mendiants, qu'ils soient valides ou invalides. M. admet néanmoins l'existence de bonnes ?uvres, de Monts-de-Piété, de loteries, etc. Enfin, il propose de supprimer ce qu'il estime être les sources de la mendicité, telles l'usure, la prostitution, etc. ». « Excellent livre, bien supérieur encore à tous les essais tentés de nos jours. Le style en est peu déclamatoire ; mais l'ouvrage est rempli de vues ingénieuses et de faits spécieux » (Coquelin & Guillaumin). Bel exemplaire.

      [Bookseller: Bonnefoi Livres Anciens]
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        Mappe-Monde dressée suivant les nouvelles relations et assujettie aux observations astronomiques Par le S. Robert de Vaugondy Geog. A Paris chez le gen. Delamarche Géorg. Rue du Foin St. Jacques, au Collége de Mtre. Gervais. - Avertissement Pour suppléer au detail de la Mer du Sud von peut consulter l Hémisphére austral.

      Delamarche, Paris 1780 - Copper engraving, handcolored in outline, when published. In excellent condition. The extra large map with the usual folds from the atlas, as published. A very good impression.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Reinhold Berg eK]
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        LEIPZIG. Gesamtansicht (ca. 9 x 40 cm) auf einer Handwerkskundschaft der Maurer.

      - Kupferstich von F.L. Knöffler, um 1780, 33 x 46 cm. Stopp DDR 123,1. - Ausgestellt auf den Maurergesellen Johann Heinrich Ölsch von Raumburg, datiert 7. Juni 1794. Die dekorative Rahmenkartusche mit dem gekrönten Stadtwappen und flankierenden Säulen mit Putten zeigt am unteren Rand eine große Vedute der Stadt. Friedrich Leberecht Knöfler (1745-1812) stach hauptsächlich Gelegenheitsgraphik. - Faltspuren, sonst breitrandig und wohl erhalten.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Carte Des Royaumes De Siam, De Tunquin, Pegu, Ava, Aracan, & cc. Pour Servir à l' Histoire des Etablissemens Europeens. - J.V.S. direx. - Kaart der Koningryken Siam, Tonkin, Pegu, Ava, Arakan. & ca. Om te dienen tot de Historische Beschryving der Volkpl.':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich v. Jacob van der Schley n. Jacques Nicolas Bellin aus Guillaume Thomas Francois Raynal, Histoire philosophique et politique . dans les deux Indes. ., 1780, 27,6 x 27,8 Tooley's Dic. of Mapm., S. 565 f. (Jacob van der Schley) u. S. 530 (Guillaume Thomas Francois Raynal, S.J.; 1713-1796. Philosopher and author. .); Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. A - D, S. 116 (Jacques Nicolas Bellin, 1703-1772). - Zeigt Südostasien mit Thailand, Kambodscha, Laos, Vietnam, Birma, Malakka Halbinsel mit Singapur, die nördl. Spitze der indonesischen Insel Sumatra u. das südl. China mit der Insel Hanan. - Unten links Kartusche mit Kartentitel u. Meilenzeiger; unter der Karte zusätzlicher niederländischer Kartentitel. (hochauflösende Bilder auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - high resolution pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        [Op. 3]. Six Quartettos for two Violins a Tenor and Violoncello with a Thorough Bass for the Harpsichord or Organ... Op. III. Price 10s.6d. [Parts]

      London: Longman & Broderip [PN 364]. [1780-1798]. Folio. Disbound. Violino primo: 1f. (title), 3-23, [i] (blank) pp.; Violino secondo: 1f. (title), 3-20, [iv] (blank) pp.; Viola: 1f. (title), [1] (blank), 4-9, [i] (blank), 11-22, [ii] (blank) pp.; Basso: [1] (title), 2-19, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Watermark "JKool." With figured bass. Contains: Quartetto I in E major: WeiV 5a E2 Quartetto II in C major: WeiV 5a C1 Quartetto III in F major: WeiV 5a F4 Quartetto IV in A major: WeiV 5a A1 Quartetto V in B-flat major: WeiV 5a B-flat3 Quartetti VI on G major: WeiV 5a G3 "No. 18" in contemporary manuscript to head of each title. Title of Violino primo part stained; occasional stains throughout; final blank leaves worn and soiled. . An enigmatic edition, possibly unrecorded. Not in BUC, COPAC, RISM, WorldCat, or KVK. An apparent reprint of an edition by Johann Julius Hummel, Berlin and Amsterdam (RISM V371; [1780]), with matching key sequence, opus number, and plate number. The time frame is determined by the date of Hummel's edition and the imprint of the present publisher, which changed to Longman, Clementi & Co. in 1798 (Humphries and Smith p. 218). The RISM database lists various manuscript copies of all six quartets. The quartet WeiV 5a C1 was once misattributed to Joseph Haydn (Hob. III:C13). "... it is clear that Vanhal was one of the best composers of the time – innovative, imaginative and original. He was also influential, but to what extent is difficult to assess... However, he unquestionably contributed significantly to music in Europe, and his published music, issued by many publishers, stimulated the public and the entire industry. His career, which led him from bondage to comfortable independence, reflects the influence of Emperor Joseph II and the democratic principles he espoused in Viennese society. Vanhal’s music, in turn, contributed to the development of Viennese musical style." Paul R. Bryan in Grove Music Online.

      [Bookseller: J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC]
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        Letters on Iceland : containing observations on the civil, literary, ecclesiastical, and natural history ; antiquities, volcanoes, basaltes, hot springs ; customs, dress, manners of the inhabitants, &c. &c. Etc. etc.

      Dublin 1780. 8vo. Samtidig helskinn bind med rik ryggforgylling og tittelfelt i rødt skinn. xxvi, 400 s. Med et foldet kobberstukket kart over Island.. Ex libris.Svake ytre falser

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        BERLIN. "Prospect von der Mauer-Strasse nebst der Heil. Dreyfaltigkeits Kirche in Berlin".

      - Altkol. Kupferstich (Guckkastenblatt) von G. Riedel nach J.G. Rosenberg, Augsburg, um 1780, 28 x 40 cm. Farbfrisches, gut erhaltenes Augsburger Guckkastenblatt, in der Kaiserl. Akademie erschienen.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        FRIEDBERG/bei Augsburg. "Plan der Eroberung Fridberg von General Nadsti, den 13. Juni 1743". Gesamtansicht mit der Umgebung von einem erhöhten Standpunkt aus.

      - Aquarell, um 1780, 41 x 53 cm. Detailliert ausgeführte Manuskriptkarte mit Einzeichnung der Stellungen. Rechts unten Kartusche mit Erklärungen: A. Die Stadt wird beschos., B. Baterien, C. Feldartileri, D. Verschanzung. - Im Ganzen minimal gebräunt. Farbfrisch erhalten.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Husbond der er ved at snedkerere en vugge, bliver beværtet med en dram af sine kone.

      1780 1780 - Ca. 1750. Olie på lærred. 14x5.x18 cm.

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        Rheinsberg. - Schlossansicht. - Guckkastenblatt. - "Schloss Rheinsberg".

      - Historische Ortsansicht. Kupferstich, um 1780. Von Jean Benoit Winckler, nach F.O. Eckel. 29,5 x 41,4 cm (Darstellung) / 39,0 x 50,8 cm (Blatt). Unterhalb der Darstellung in der Platte zweisprachig betitelt "'Zwey Flügel des Köigl. dem Prinz Heinrich von Preussen gehörigen Lust Schlosses Reinsberg, wie solches auf der See Seite von der Ebene anzu sehen.". Ferner mit den Künstlerangaben "designe par F. O. Eckel" und "Grave par Jean Benoit Winckler" und dem Privileg mit den Verlagsangaben von der Akademischen Kunsthandlung in Augsburg. Oben mit der spiegelverkehrten Inschrift "Deux Facades du Chateau de S. A. R. le Prince Henry de Prusse a Reinsberg". - Schöne barocke Ansicht des berühmten Schlosses in Brandenburg. Das am Ostufer des Grienericksees gelegene Schloss gilt als Musterbeispiel des sogenannten Friderizianischen Rokokos und diente auch als Vorbild für Schloss Sanssouci. Architektonisch detailtreue Ansicht von der Seeseite des Bauwerkes, welches sich lange im Besitz des Hauses Hohenzollern befand. Hausherr der Zeit war Prinz Friedrich Heinrich Ludwig von Preußen (1726 Berlin - 1802 Rheinsberg) als 13. Kind König Friedrich Wilhelms I. von Preußen. Mit einer typischen Staffage von flanierenden Höflingen. Mit Wasserzeichen Kreuz. - Im linken Rand zwei Heftungslöchlein. Minimal fleckig. Einige Druckfalten. Die untere rechte Ecke mit Wasserfleck außerhalb der Darstellung. Insgesamt gut erhalten. Jean Benoit Winckler F.O. Eckel [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Graphikantiquariat Koenitz]
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        Rheinsberg. - Brunnenansicht. - Guckkastenblatt. - "Prospect der Neptunus Brucken".

      - Historische Ortsansicht. Kupferstich, um 1780. Von Jean Benoit Winckler, nach F.O. Eckel. 29,5 x 41,4 cm (Darstellung) / 39,6 x 50,8 cm (Blatt). Unterhalb der Darstellung in der Platte zweisprachig betitelt "Prospect der Neptunus Brucken in des Königl. Prinz Heinrichs in Preussen seinem Schloss u. Herrschaffts Gebaude zu Rheinsberg wie solcher von der Seite bey der gedachten Bruggen anzusehen". Ferner mit den Künstlerangaben "designe par Eckel" und "Grave par Jean Benoit Winckler" und dem Privileg mit den Verlagsangaben von der Akademischen Kunsthandlung in Augsburg. Oben mit der spiegelverkehrten Inschrift "Vue du Pont de Neptune". - Schöne barocke Ansicht des Brunnens mit Blickrichtung See und der Rückansicht des Schlosses. Das am Ostufer des Grienericksees gelegene Schloss gilt als Musterbeispiel des sogenannten Friderizianischen Rokokos und diente auch als Vorbild für Schloss Sanssouci. Architektonisch detailtreue Ansicht von der Hofseite des Bauwerkes, welches sich lange im Besitz des Hauses Hohenzollern befand. Hausherr der Zeit war Prinz Friedrich Heinrich Ludwig von Preußen (1726 Berlin - 1802 Rheinsberg) als das 13. Kind König Friedrich Wilhelms I. von Preußen. Mit einer typischen Staffage von flanierenden Höflingen. - Im linken Rand zwei Heftungslöchlein. Minimal fleckig. Eine Faltspur. Die untere rechte Ecke mit Wasserfleck außerhalb der Darstellung. Insgesamt gut erhalten. Jean Benoit Winckler F.O. Eckel [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Prospect des Ritter Hauses in dem Lust Schlosse des Prinz Heinrichs von Preussen zu Rheinsberg, wie solches von der See Seiten bey der Grotten anzu sehen.

      Augsburg Kaiserlich Franziskische Akademie um 1780 - Altkolorierter Kupferstich (Guckkasten) von J.B. Winckler nach F.C. Ekel, Bildausschnitt 25,5 x 40,5 cm, Blattgr. 31,5 x 42 cm. Sehr dekorative Ansicht der Seeseite von Schloss Rheinsberg, seitenverkehrte Kopie eines Stichs von Friedrich Christian Ekel (auch Eckel) aus "Plans et vues du chateau. du jardin. et de la ville de Reinsberg"; in der Mitte etwas knittrig, von guter Erhaltung.

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        Reize naar Arabië en andere omliggende landen.

      Amsterdam and Utrecht, Steven Jacobus Baalde and Johannes van Schoonhoven & Co. and Bartholomeus Wild (colophon: printed by Johan Joseph Besseling, 1776-1780. - 2 volumes. VIII, [6], 484, [2]; [16], 456; [6], XXXXI, [1], 408, [14] pp. With 2 engraved title-pages, each with an engraved vignette (that for volume 2 from the plate of the 1774 Beschryving with the lettering revised; that for volume 1 copied from it and unsigned), 125 engraved plates numbered I-LXXII, [LXXIII] (vol. 1) & I-LII (vol. 2) (38 folding), showing topographic views, watermills, people, Egyptian and Persian antiquities, Egyptian, Persian, cuneiform and other inscriptions, etc. by C.F. Fritsch, C.J. de Huyser, Th. Koning, G.H. Koning, C. Philips, O. de Vries, Baurenfeind and others. The unnumbered folding map of Yemen ("Tabula Itineraria", plate size 48.5 x 41.5 cm), with the trade routes coloured by hand, covers a smaller area at a larger scale than that in the Beschryving. With (2): NIEBUHR, Carsten. Beschrying van Arabie, uit eigene waarnemingen en in 't land zelf verzamelde narigten opgesteld. Amsterdam, Steven Jacobus Baalde; Utrecht, Johannes van Schoonhoven & Co. (colophon: printed by Johan Joseph Besseling), 1774. With engraved title-page with an engraved vignette by N. van der Meer (2 female figures with a globe and other instruments) and 25 engraved plates numbered I-XXIV, [XXV], including 7 folding showing 1 view of military exercises, 2 Kufic inscriptions (coloured by hand) and 4 maps. The unnumbered map of Yemen (plate size 58.5 x 39 cm) is coloured by hand in outline. The full-page plates include maps, topographic views, costumes, coins, Arabic inscriptions, etc. All by C.J. de Huyser, N. van der Meer, Th. Koning and C. Philips. 2 works in 3 volumes. 4to. Contemporary half tree calf, sides covered with paste paper; rebacked, with original gold-tooled backstrip laid down. One of the very rare large paper copies of the first and only editions of the Dutch translation by Jacob van Ekers of Niebuhr's famous account of a voyage to Arabia and surrounding countries (ad 1) and his description of Arabia, Egypt and the Middle East (ad 2). Both works were originally written by the Danish traveller and surveyor Carsten Niebuhr (1733-1815) and published in German, in Copenhagen in 1772 under the titles: Beschreibung von Arabien, and Reisenbeschreibung nach Arabien und andern umliegenden Lander. Both works were also translated in French and English. - In 1760 Niebuhr was invited to join a scientific expedition to Egypt. Other members of the expedition were Friedrich Christian von Haven (a Danish linguist and orientalist), Christian Carl Kramer (a Danish physician and zoologist), Georg Baurenfeind (an artist from southern Germany), Berggren (a Swedish ex-soldier) and Pehr Forrskal (a Swedish botanist). In January 1761, the expedition sailed from Copenhagen, Denmark to Alexandria, Egypt. The members of the expedition spent a year in Egypt, visiting Suez and Mount Sinai. They left Suez in October 1762 and sailed to Yemen. In May 1763 they reached Mocha where Von Haven and Forrskal died from malaria. In August 1763 Baurenfeind and Berggren died, followed by Kramer in February 1764. Niebuhr was the only one left to continue the expedition. In 1764, he explored India, sailing from Bombay to Muscat, as well as Shiraz, Babylon, Baghdad, Mosul, and Aleppo. He spent some time in Persepolis in 1765 where he has made very detailed drawings and maps, which were used for more than a hundred years. In 1766, he explored Palestine before finally returning to Copenhagen on 20 November 1767, after a journey of seven years. When he returned to Copenhagen the Swedish government warmly welcomed him and paid the costs of engraving the plates to illustrate his accounts of the voyage. Both works are lavishly illustrated, having together 2 large maps of Yemen and 148 beautifully engraved maps, plans and views of all the regions Niebuhr visited. - The present set has both works printed on the same large paper watermarked: Strasburg bend above VDL and is only slightly trimmed, measuring: 296 x 242 mm. with the tranchefiles still visible. While

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        El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha [.]. Nueva edicion corregida por la Real Academia España.

      Madrid, Don Joaquín Ibarra for the Real Academia, 1780. - 4to (295 x 220 mm). 4 vols. including additional engraved title-pages, portrait of the author, 31 engraved plates after various artists, and 1 double-page engraved map. Bound in contemporary mottled sheep, richly gilt with tooled borders and spines and with red morocco title labels. Sympathetically restored with later endpapers. With the bookplate of the executed Emperor of Mexico, Maximilian, on pastedown. Additional bookplate of Laurent Veydt (1800-77, Belgian Minister of Finance), as well as letter recording the presentation of the these volumes to Jules Malou (1810-86, Belgian Prime Minister) in 1876. A large copy of the most famous edition of "Don Quixote" ever produced, with a remarkable provenance. The "Ibarra" edition of 1780 was described by Palau as "magnificent, superior in artistic beauty to all others produced in Spain or abroad"; Richard Ford declares that "no grand library should be without it". Undoubtedly it was on these merits that Ibarra's edition was famously cast in Roman Polanski's 1999 thriller "The Ninth Gate": in the exposition of that film, Johnny Depp's character (an enterprising if vulture-minded rare book dealer) swindles an unwitting couple, heirs to a library to be dispersed, out of what in fact was their pièce de résistance - a set of Ibarra's "Quixote" which he claims is worth "no more than four thousand dollars". - The present copy was purchased (for an unknown sum in pesos) by Emperor Maximilian of Mexico during his brief reign (1864-67) as part of what he hoped would become the nucleus of a National Library; after his execution by firing squad his books were salvaged and sent by mule-back to Vera Cruz, in order to be sold at public auction in Leipzig. - Among the thousands of books amassed by Don Maximiliano, his copy of Don Quixote holds a special place. Younger brother of the Austrian Emperor Franz Joseph I, Maximilian was sent to Mexico at the tender age of 32 in order to provide a figurehead for the French invasion of that country begun in 1861. Dashing and charismatic, Maximilian would ride into battle in full Mexican regalia, with a large white sombrero, the Order of the Mexican Eagle around his neck, and two revolvers and a sabre. The picture was completed by his frisky horse Orispelo and his very own 'Sancho Panza', his secretary Jose Luis Blasio, who rode a tame mule beside him. It is easy to see why modern historians often call the Viennese-born, self-proclaimed Emperor of Mexico a 'Quixotic' figure; even during Maximillian's lifetime one of his critics in French parliament, Jules Favre, mercilessly derided him as a 'veritable Don Quixote'. Such comparisons were undoubtedly justified; yet the romance of Maximilian's tragic misadventure in Mexico is only heightened by the physical evidence that he once owned a personal copy of Cervantes' great novel - in a spectacular and highly sought-after edition, no less. - The Ibarra edition was prepared at great expense over the course of seven years for the Real Academia, printed on deluxe paper in a specifically-designed typeface and illustrated by the foremost Spanish artists of the time. To this day it remains a monument of Spanish printing, and a fitting tribute to what many regard as the first modern novel in the Hispanic tradition. - The dispersal of Maximilian's library itself forms a fascinating chapter in the present volumes' history. Rebels under the command of Benito Juarez captured and shot the emperor on the 19th June 1867. Likely at the instigation of the Mexican bookseller José Maria Andrade, who had yet to be paid for Maximilian's purchases, the books were packed onto mules and dispatched to Vera Cruz, from whence they sailed for Europe. Their sale in 1869 was one of the greatest of the 19th century - and perhaps the greatest sale of Spanish Americana of all time. Hubert Howe Bancroft was a strong buyer of early Mexican imprints at the sale; and thus many of Maximilian's books are today found in the Bancroft Library at Berkele [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Prospect des Waysenhauses in Berlin, nebst der Gegend ausser dem Stralower Thor'.

      - altkolorierter Kupferstich v. Riedel n. Rosenberg b. Akademische Kunsthandlung in Augsburg, um 1780, 29,5 x 40,5 (Guckkastenblatt) (hochauflösende Bilder auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - high resolution pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        [drop-title] Extract from an address in the Virginia Gazette, of March 19, 1767

      [Philadelphia: Pr. by Joseph Crukshank? Small 12mo. 4 pp.. 1780?] That slavery then is a violation of justice, will plainly appear. . . . Now, as freedom is unquestionably the birth-right of all mankind, Africans as well as Europeans, to keep the former in a state of slavery is a constant violation of that right and therefore of justice." This strong anti-slavery sentiment, addressed to the Virginia Assembly, was first printed outside of the Virginia Gazette in 1767 as an addition to Anthony Benezet's A caution and warning to Great-Britain, and her colonies. Whether it was also issued separately in 1767 is unclear. There were several editions and variants of editions of this work attributed to Arthur Lee on the basis of statements in G.S. Brooke's Friend Anthony Benezet (pp. 301, 332, and 422), and we refer the interested reader to the records of the North American Imprint Project for the decipherment of them. Five-digit number stamped above the title; pp. 1 and 2 separated from 3 and 4, and gutter margin repaired, reattaching the halves. Semicircular tear in lower, inside area of all pages, costing a total of 9 or 10 words now supplied separately.

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        Tal, om läckerheter, både i sig sjelfva sådana, och för sådana ansedda genom folkslags bruk och inbillning, hållet för kongl.

      Vetenskaps academien vid præsidii nedläggande, den 3 maj 1780. I-II. Sthlm, J. G. Lange, 1785-87. 8:o. (6),272,(1) + (6),328 s. Båda delarna med grav. titelvinjetter, den senare inklistrad. + (BLOM, CARL M.) Register öfver framledne banco-commissariens Bengt Bergii Tal om läckerheter, som hölts i kongl. Vetenskaps academien vid præsidii nedläggande den 3 maj 1780. Sthlm, J. G. Lange, 1785. 8:o. (4),20 s. Två oskurna och delvis ouppskurna häften i ngt nötta samtida gråpappersomslag. Några enstaka lager- och småfläckar. Registret taget ur band och med svag fuktrand på titelbladet samt ngt bruntonat sista blad. Andra häftet med de samtida initialerna "E. S." på främre omslagets insida och en liten nummerlapp på ryggen. Bra ex.. Du Rietz Gastronomisk spegel 48. Blomqvist Mat och dryck i Sverige s. 286. En tysk översättning utkom 1792. Utgiven efter författarens död av Samuel Ödmann och med en stor mängd kompletterande noter av denne. Det separat utgivna registret till första delen sammanställdes av Carl Magnus Blom. Förorden i första delen respektive registret är skrivna av brodern Peter Jonas Bergius och i andra delen av Samuel Ödmann. Första delen behandlar läckerheter ur växtriket och andra delen ur djurriket. Bengt Bergius och Samuel Ödmann hämtade huvuddelen av uppgifterna om läckerheter från jordens alla hörn ur olika reseskildringar och visade prov på en ovanlig vidsynthet vad gäller främmande seder: "gammalt salt kött och fläsk samt förlegad torr-fisk är ej för oss någon smakelig kost; men rarheten och moden kan göra sådant til det smakeligaste"

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        Document Signed (Br. Hidalgo), on paper, in Spanish. Folio, 1 p. Bound in a dossier of documents relating to the execution of the provisions of the will of Augustina Velázquez. [with] A number of other collateral documents relating to the Condes de Vivanco. On paper, in Spanish. Mexico City, Real de Bolaños, Aguas Clientes, Valladolid (now Morelia), and elsewhere in Mexico. Folio (31 cm, 12.25") and smaller. => Approximately 350 ff.

      No place [mining region of Real de Bolaños or Aguas Calientes] no date [1780] In 1780 Augustina Velázquez died and her will provided, among other things, for a huge number of masses to be said for her. Subsidy for the masses was spread among the priests in the mining region where she had lived — Real de Bolaños and Aguas Calientes. Those receiving sums of money signed receipts, and among the dozens was a newly ordained minister who signed his receipt "Br. Hidalgo." The young bachiller became famous in 1810 for initiating the uprising that began the eleven-year struggle for Mexican Independence. => This is a fine, extremely early example of Father Hidalgo's signature. The woman who provided the money for the above mentioned masses was the wife of Antonio de Vivanco (also spelled Bibanco) Gutiérrez and mother of Antonio Guadalupe de Vivanco, the first two Condes de Vivanco. Cambridge scholar David Brading credits Antonio de Vivanco with restoring the mining region of Bolaños to prosperity in the early 1770s, following the region's sharp decline in silver ore production during the first two-thirds of the 18th century — whereby he became very wealthy. In addition to payment for masses for her soul, Doña Augustina's will provides for large sums of money to be spent on construction work on the chapel of Our Lady of Guadalupe in the bishopric of Guadalajara. The paperwork, including receipts, associated with the distribution of her largesse is weighty and detailed. Among the collateral documents in this offering are copies of the last wills and testaments of Antonio de Vivanco Gutiérrez (1796), Augustina Velázquez (1780), and Antonio Guadalupe de Vivanco (1800); the inventory of the younger Vivanco's massive estate (1801); and a marvelous calligraphic manuscript in which the bishop of Guadalajara grants a special privilege to Vivanco the elder. All are notarially certified copies of the originals. All documents in very good condition, sewn, in contemporary vellum bindings.

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        Vogelschauplan von Stadt und Zitadelle. Plan à vol d oiseau.

      - Aquarellplan von Ertel (Cadet au Corps des Ingenieurs), um 1780, 70x100 cm, mit kleiner Legende unten links, mehrfach gefaltet. Unten rechts handsigniert. Großformatiger, schön ausgeführter Manuskriptplan. Plan aquarelle de Ertel (Cadet au Corps des Ingenieurs), vers 1780, 70x100 cm, avec une petite légende, plié. Avec la signature du dessinateur. Magnifique plan manuscrit. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        THE COMFORTS OF MATRIMONY; OR, LOVE'S LAST SHIFT: CONSISTING OF MATRIMONIAL DIALOGUES BETWEEN PERSONS OF ALL RANKS AND DEGREES, FROM THE PEER TO THE PEASANT; DESCRIBING THE PAINS AND THE PLEASURES CONSEQUENT ON MATRIMONY, AND INCLUDING A THOUSAND INCIDENTS MOST INTERESTING AND ENTERTAINING TO EVERY MARRIED PERSON: COMPRIZING MANY PIECES WELL WORTHY THE NOTICE OF THE UNMARRIED OF BOTH SEXES

      London: Printed for Fielding and Walker, 1780. 12mo. Later cloth, gilt leather spine label. Bookplate on pastedown, residue of another and old inscription on binder's free endsheet, small paper flaw in three leaves affecting a word on each leaf, scattered light foxing and tanning, else a good copy, bound without the plate noted in the ESTC collation. First (and only 18th century) edition of this scarce collection of sixty-eight dialogues in verse on all aspects of interrelations between the sexes, both within and without the confines of matrimony, accompanied by a substantial preface. Many of the dialogues are equally concerned with exposing the foibles of members of various classes, including the clergy. Titles include: "Between a Man of Rank and his Kept Mistress, who he had seduced from the House of her Father in the Country," "Between an Agent for Matrimonial Concerns, commonly called a Marriage Broker, and his Decoy Duck," "Between a Precise Husband and his Sluttish Wife," "Between a Captain in the African Slave-Trade and his Wife," and "Between a very Old Husband, and his very Young Wife." The publication of this collection under the name "Ned Ward, Jr." was no doubt an attempt to capitalize on the reputation of the actual Edward Ward (1667-1731), the extremely prolific author of ribald and satirical verse and tracts, including THE PLEASURES OF MATRIMONY (1689, and reprinted often thereafter). ESTC/Online locates eight copies. ESTC T124875.

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        Schreiben mit eigenh. U.

      Königsberg, 17. V. 1780. - 3 SS. 4to. An einen Hof- und Baugerichtsrat: "Ew. Wohlgebohrnen [!] zeige gehorsamst an, wie ich von Herrn Grafen von Schwerin 415 rth als das Aversional Quantum von Trinit[atis] bis Decembr. 1779 erhalten. Ich habe nach Abzug der Spesen bey der Banque mit 1/2 pro C.: 2 rth 7 gr. und der Revision der Rechnung dem Oeconomie Deputato nach abschriftlicher Beyl. A. mit 45 rth [Summa] 47 rth 7 gr. der Banque 367 rth 83 gr. eingeliefert und die von ihr erhaltene Anweisung dem Brandenb. Neuhausenschen Justice Collegio zur Absendung an das Königl. Cammergericht behändiget [.]. - Mit einigen Kanzleivermerken in Rötelstift.

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        ST. GALLEN. "Vue de la ville de Saint-Gall, prise du chemin de Zurich". Gesamtansicht.

      - Kupferstich von Née nach Perignon aus "Zurlauben", 1780, 21,5 x 35 cm.

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        Acelum urbs-La ville de Asolo-La città di Asolo

      Venezia 1780 - Incisione in rame, 232x320. Veduta generale della celebre cittadina. Ottima impressione su carta vergata con filigrana "mezza luna". Ben conservata, foglio marginoso con barbe; minimi difetti all'esterno dei margini.

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        Abrégé de l histoire général des voyages

      Hôtel de Thou, Paris 1780 - Legature coeve in pieno vitello marmorizzato con nervi, fregi e titolo oro su doppio tassello in pelle rossa al ds. Tagli marmorizzati. Angoli un po usurati, piccole mancanze alle cuffie e ad un tassello, qualche taglio alle cerniere, ma, nell insieme, ottimo esemplare. Si segnala, tuttavia, che l opera risulta priva, nonostante ciò che si legge sui dorsi e sui frontespizi, del quinto volume al posto del quale è stata inserita una seconda copia del sesto volume. Prima edizione. 8vo (cm. 19,5), 21 Voll. con 82 tavv. f.t. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Atlas de toutes les parties connues du globe terrestre. (Genf, um 1780). 2 Bll., 28 S. Mit 50 doppels. Kupferstichkarten von R. Bonne (dav. 31 grenzkolor.) und 23 teils mehrf. gefalt. Tabellen . 4°. Pp. d. Zt. (VDeckel lose, etw. lädiert).

       1780 Brunet IV, 1126; Sabin 68080; Phillips 5992.- Atlasband zu der von G.T.F. Raynal herausgegebenen \'Histoire philosophique et politique des établissemens et du commerce des Europeéns dans les deux Indes\'.- Komplettes und von innen schönes Exemplar (mit den meist fehlenden Tabellen am Schuss).- Enthält 2 Weltkarten (davon eine in zwei Hemisphären, 2 1/2 Blatt groß), 8 Europa-, 10 Asien-, 7 Afrika- und 23 Amerikakarten.- Die Tabellen teils leicht gebräunt und knittrig, 2 Karten mit kleinen Fehlstellen im breiten weissen Fußsteg, vorderer Vorsatz gelockert und mit mehreren Schriftzügen. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Vermählungszeremonie in gotischem Kirchenraum. Radierung

       Um 1780. In der Platte bezeichnet \"AR Pinxit & fecit\". Ausgezeichneter, malerischer Druck auf China, meist mit der Einfassungslinie, z. T. auf diese geschnitten.Die großformatige Graphik beschreibt den Moment, in dem der Bräutigam der Braut den Ehering aufsteckt. - Runciman studiert zunächst Landschaftsmalerei an der Fronlis Academy in Glasgow. 1767 geht er auf Studienreise nach Rom, wo er besonders die Malerei der Antike, Michelangelos und der römischen Manieristen studiert und sich Füssli, Barry und Hamilton anschließt. Nach seiner Rückkehr erhält Runcimann den Auftrag, für seinen Mäzen, Sir James Clerk of Penicuik, Deckengemälde in dessen Wohnsitz auszuführen. - Lose auf Unterlageblatt montiert. Ecken z. T. mit minimalen Knickspuren. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Runciman, Alexander Runciman, 18. Jahrhundert

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        DEN ENGELSMAN OP ZYN UITERSTE / L'ANGLOIS A TOUTE EXTREMITEZ

      Lyon, 1780. Mounted at corners to modern heavy paper. Lightly soiled. Trimmed a bit close at top edge, but not into image. Very good. Engraving with printed enumerated text beneath in French and Dutch, satirizing England's condition in the face of Dutch, French, and Spanish support for America during the American Revolution. The image features an Englishman, in a bed vomiting into a bowl being held by a Dutch peasant; his backside is exposed to the viewer. Behind him is a chamber pot, and to the right is an apothecary wearing a mask and holding a large syringe. Behind him is an American with feathered headdress. In the doorway to the left are doctors and other apothecaries, being fended off by a Frenchman and a Spaniard. To the far right is an open window with ships at anchor. All the images are accompanied by explanatory text. A fairly scarce print; we locate copies at the Library of Congress, American Antiquarian Society, Library Company of Philadelphia, and the British Museum. BM SATIRES 5731.

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        Neustädter Rathaus mit Karlsplatz ('Prospect des Plazes, Bey dem Neustädter Rath=Hauss, oder des so genannte Viehmarckt in Prag. - Vue de là Place ou Marche aux Bêtes auprès de la Maison de la neuf=Ville a Pargue').

      - Kupferstich v. Johann Christoph Nabholz n. Jean Joseph Diezler (Johann Joseph Dietzler) b. Akademische Kunsthandlung in Augsburg, um 1780, 29 x 39 (Guckkastenblatt - optical view - vue d'optique - veduta d'ottica) (hochauflösende Bilder auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - high resolution pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Anecdotes of Painting in England ? [with:] A Catalogue of Engravers, Who have been born, or resided in, England

      Strawberry Hill 1780 - First editions. 16 plates (I); 25 plates (II); 37 plates (III); 22 plates (IV); and 9 plates (CATALOGUE). (Plus 4 plates of "Additional Lives in vols. 2 & 3). 5 vols. 4to. Rare set - complete - in a contemporary binding. Hazen & Kirby 10 Contemporary calf, gilt spines. Joints cracked but sound. Altogether, a fine set in contemporary binding 16 plates (I); 25 plates (II); 37 plates (III); 22 plates (IV); and 9 plates (CATALOGUE). (Plus 4 plates of "Additional Lives in vols. 2 & 3). 5 vols. 4to

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        STATE OF MASSACHUSETTS-BAY. THE HONORABLE HENRY GARDNER, ESQ....TO THE SELECTMEN OR ASSESSORS OF THE TOWNE OF...AN ACT FOR APPORTIONING AND ASSESSING A TAX OF FIVE MILLION SIX HUNDRED AND ONE THOUSAND AND TWENTY-FIVE POUNDS SIX SHILLINGS AND SEVEN PENCE [caption title]

      [Boston], 1780. completed in manuscript and signed by Gardner in lower margin. Minor soiling and splits along some fold lines, spotting and old repair in left margin, faint dampstain toward right edge. Additional manuscript text visible on verso, though illegible. Good. Expertly matted, and protected with mylar sheet. A scarce tax warrant blank form, here issued to the town of Newcastle, by Henry Gardner as treasurer of Massachusetts. 1780 was a difficult year in the financial history of the American Revolution. In May of that year two Connecticut regiments mutinied over lack of pay, while in October the value of Continental currency sank to 1/177th of its face value. Growing desperate for additional funds and supplies, the several states did what all governments do in similar straits: they raised taxes. This broadside grants sweeping authority to local Massachusetts governments to tax a variety of real estate transactions and property. Bereft of reliable demographic data, the act also calls for an accurate list of inhabitants and their "rateable estates." The effort was likely a failure. The tremendous population fluxes during the Revolution due to war death and Loyalist desertion made the statistical enumeration of inhabitants nearly impossible. At least four similar warrants were issued by Gardner throughout the year. Fittingly, Gardner was one of the first officials of the new government to draw his salary entirely from public revenue. Extremely rare. Bristol locates only one copy, at the Library of Congress. BRISTOL 5128. NAIP w018365. MASSACHUSETTS BROADSIDES 2260-2263 (ref). APPLETON'S CYCLOPÆDIA II, p.598. Cassedy, DEMOGRAPHY IN EARLY AMERICA, p.198. Greene & Pole, BLACKWELL'S ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, pp.818-19.

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        Account of the Russian Discoveries Between Asia and America. To Which Are Added, the Conquest of Siberia.

      Printed by J. Nichols, London - 1780, 2nd edition Revised and corrected. (Hardcover) Very good. xxiii,344pp. + [13]pp (index) + [2]pp. (publisher's ads). Quarto (23 X 28 cm.) Contemporary full calf boards. Spine divided into five compartments. Gilt decoration. Red morocco label. Outer joints with professional restoration. Four folding maps and folding plate. Armoural (Dacre) bookplate on front pastedown. A very attractive clean copy. Lada-Mocarski 29; Hill I p.71. While derived from other sources, Coxe visited St. Petersburg and did considerable research into Russian activities into the North Pacific & Bering Sea areas, collecting journals of Russian expeditions subsequent to Bering. "This work includes the main Russian discoveries and explorations made in northwestern America in their attempts to open communications with Alaska and the Aleutian Islands." - Hill. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gesamtansicht ('Die von den Spaniern bloquirte Vestung Gibraltar. - La Forteresse Gibraltar enferme des Espagnioles.').

      - altkolorierter Kupferstich b. Akademische Kunsthandlung in Augsburg, um 1780, 29,5 x 38,5 Dekoratives Guckkastenblatt mit Seeschlacht von großen Segelschiffen vor Gibraltar. (hochauflösende Bilder auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - high resolution pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Very Rare 1780 Broadside notice of Ratification by Referendum of the Massachusetts State Constitution.

      Boston, 1780. 10" x 16". "Broadside: State of Massachusetts-Bay, In Convention, June 16, 1780. Whereas, upon due Examination of the Returns… it appears that more than Two-thirds of the Inhabitants thereof… have expressed their Approbation of the Form of Government. [Boston: probably Benjamin Edes, 1780]. Folio half-sheet of laid paper, one page, 10"" X 16"". Signed in type by James Bowdoin, President and Samuel Barrett, Secretary. Fold lines, light pencil notation on verso. Fine condition.Massachusetts congressional broadside announcing the results of the public vote to adopt the State Constitution, the only one of the 13 original state constitutions that did not require wholesale revision following the ratification of the U.S. Constitution.With the leading expert on constitutional law during the Revolution, John Adams, as its chief architect, the Massachusetts State Constitution replaced the colonial charter and served as a model for the U.S. Constitution-particularly in its strict separation of powers and system of checks and balances. “The process of constitution-making in Massachusetts gave life to what was then the revolutionary concept of ‘We the People,’ a phrase traceable to the Preamble of the Massachusetts Constitution of 1780 and, later, made famous as the inspirational first words of the United States Constitution” (Robert J. Brink). The full text of the Massachusetts Constitution first appeared shortly after March 2, 1780 from the Boston press of Benjamin Edes, a Son of Liberty and one of the organizers of the Boston Tea Party. Edes was the printer of the radical and influential Boston Gazette, which counted among its contributors John Adams, Samuel Adams and other leaders of the Revolution. This is the rare broadside announcement of public endorsement of the Massachusetts Constitution. While it bears no imprint statement, it was probably also printed by Benjamin Edes. Not only does it announce the formal adoption of the Constitution, but also declares an effective date for implementation, sets a date for convening the first General Court, and outlines procedures for electing the Governor, Senators and Representatives. The 1780 Massachusetts Constitution, though extensively amended, still serves her. It is the oldest continuously-used constitution of any state or nation in the world, and this scarce broadside announces its legitimacy. Evans 16846. Ford 2259."

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        LE MAJOR ROBERT ROGER [sic] COMMANDANT EN CHEF LES TROUPES INDIENNES AU SERVICE DES AMERICAINS [caption title]

      Paris: chez Esnauts et Rapilly, 1780. Light soiling. Very good. A rare French portrait of Major Robert Rogers, showing him in his military uniform with musket. This portrait is copied from the best known image of Rogers, produced in London in 1776. That image shows him from the knees up and looking to his right, a powder horn at his waist, and with three Indians in the background. In this French version he is looking to his left and is pictured from the waist up, and the Indians have been removed from the background. Rogers acted as a scout for the 1755 expedition against Crown Point, and in 1756 he became the captain of an independent company of Rangers. He made scores of raids against the French in New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, going as far west as the shores of Lake Huron. His exploits made him the most romantic and famous figure of the war in America. He published A CONCISE ACCOUNT OF NORTH AMERICA and the JOURNALS OF MAJOR ROBERT ROGERS in 1765, which brought him further fame and recognition. We can find no listings of this French portrait in OCLC, though there are copies in the Anne S.K. Brown military collection at Brown University and the National Army Museum in London. Those copies do not have the engraved number "126" within the plate mark, however, as does our copy.

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        Op. 3]. Six Quartettos for two Violins a Tenor and Violoncello with a Thorough Bass for the Harpsichord or Organ. Op. III. Price 10s.6d. [Parts]

      Longman & Broderip [PN 364] [1780-1798], London - An enigmatic edition, possibly unrecorded. Not in BUC, COPAC, RISM, WorldCat, or KVK. An apparent reprint of an edition by Johann Julius Hummel, Berlin and Amsterdam (RISM V371; [1780]), with matching key sequence, opus number, and plate number. The time frame is determined by the date of Hummel's edition and the imprint of the present publisher, which changed to Longman, Clementi & Co. in 1798 (Humphries and Smith p. 218). The RISM database lists various manuscript copies of all six quartets. The quartet WeiV 5a C1 was once misattributed to Joseph Haydn (Hob. III:C13).". it is clear that Vanhal was one of the best composers of the time – innovative, imaginative and original. He was also influential, but to what extent is difficult to assess. However, he unquestionably contributed significantly to music in Europe, and his published music, issued by many publishers, stimulated the public and the entire industry. His career, which led him from bondage to comfortable independence, reflects the influence of Emperor Joseph II and the democratic principles he espoused in Viennese society. Vanhal’s music, in turn, contributed to the development of Viennese musical style." Paul R. Bryan in Grove Music Online. Folio. Disbound. Violino primo: 1f. (title), 3-23, [i] (blank) pp.; Violino secondo: 1f. (title), 3-20, [iv] (blank) pp.; Viola: 1f. (title), [1] (blank), 4-9, [i] (blank), 11-22, [ii] (blank) pp.; Basso: [1] (title), 2-19, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Watermark "JKool." With figured bass.Contains:Quartetto I in E major: WeiV 5a E2Quartetto II in C major: WeiV 5a C1Quartetto III in F major: WeiV 5a F4Quartetto IV in A major: WeiV 5a A1Quartetto V in B-flat major: WeiV 5a B-flat3Quartetti VI on G major: WeiV 5a G3"No. 18" in contemporary manuscript to head of each title.Title of Violino primo part stained; occasional stains throughout; final blank leaves worn and soiled.

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        De la Litterature Allemande; des defauts qu’on peut lui reprocher; quelles en sont les causes; et par quels moyens on peut les corriger.

      A Berlin, chez J.G.Decker, Imprimeur du Roi 1780 - 80 S. Marmorierter Lederband d.Zt. auf fünf Bünden mit Rückenschild und –vergoldung. Etwas berieben, Decken mit Schabspuren. - Erste Ausgabe (Goedeke IV,4,32; Leithäuser 427). – Papierbedingt leicht gebräunt, etwas fleckig. Recht aufwendig gebundenes Exemplar von des Königs so berühmter wie umstrittener Schrift über den Zustand der deutschen Literatur und Sprache zu seiner Zeit. Sie zeugt von weitgehender Unkenntnis der tatsächlichen Gegebenheiten, ignoriert das Werk der LESSING, KLOPSTOCK, WIELAND, erwähnt von all denen, die heute als erste Höhepunkte auf dem glanzvollen Weg der deutschen Literatur in der zweiten Jahrhunderthälfte verehrt sind, nur GOETHE und nur negativ dessen Götz, preist stattdessen GELLERT, HALLER, CANITZ und hebt als gelungene Komödie, wie sie MOLIERE nicht besser hätte schreiben können, den Postzug des Österreichers AYRENHOFF hervor, ausgerechnet, da für die Berliner Literaturbriefeschreiber um LESSING, NICOLAI und MENDELSSOHN doch gerade die Wiener Bühne seit 20 Jahren beispielhaft stand für alles, woran die deutsche Literatur so lange krankte. Und während die Anerkennung der überragenden Bedeutung SHAKESPEAREs seit den Übersetzungen WIELANDs und ESCHENBACHs fast allgemein ist, nennt der König dessen Stücke „lächerliche Farcen“. Dennoch wirkte die Schrift letztlich förderlich. Zahlreiche Gegenschriften und Stellungnahmen trugen zu Reflexion und (Selbst-) Bewusstwerdung über den tatsächlichen Zustand der deutschen Literatur bei und belegten deren Aufschwung. Die Kritik des Königs an der Verwahrlosung der deutschen Sprache führte schließlich zu den Reformen im Bildungswesen, die KARL ABRAHAM VON ZEDLITZ, Minister für das Erziehungswesen, einleitete. In dessen Auftrag entstand JOHANN CHRISTOPH ADELUNGs epochemachende Schulgrammatik. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Prospectus Collegii Borromaei Papiae (ripetuta in francese).

      Bassano d. G., 1780 - Incisione in rame, coloritura originale d'epoca, 315x420 Le vedute ottiche edite dai Remondini a Bassano del Grappa verso il 1770-80, stampate per l'utilizzo nel Mondo Nuovo rappresentano a pieno merito la stampa popolare italiana: semplici nel tratto, colorate con poche tinte in maniera rapida e decisa, affascinano per la loro immediatezza e sono state oggetto di numerose mostre, raccolte e studi negli ultimi anni. Le vedute erano preparate per essere inserite nel Mondo Nuovo, dove i popolani potevano vederle illuminate e conoscere così le città del mondo. Ottimo esemplare con leggere tracce di sporco superficiali sui bordi e una piccola macchia superficiale sul cielo.

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        MIYAKO MEISHO ZUE: PICTORIAL DESCRIPTION OF NOTED PLACES IN KYOTO.

      [Osaka 1780, Yoshinoya].Blue stitched wrs., very good,covers. covers bit dusty, extremities bit worn, contents clean,solid. a 6 vol. set, complete, woodblock printed on hand-made. mulberry paper by Takehara Shunchosai flourished [1772-1801]. A MOST LOVELY ILLUSTRATED PERIOD GUIDE TO KYOTO'S SIGHTS A collection of famous views in and around Kyoto, the ancient capital. A lovely period guide to the Buddhist temples and shrines, the Emperor's outings in and around the city, his Royal processions, great funeral processions to Kitano Tenman temple, Buddhist ceremonies and musical rituals. A documentary on 18th century contemporary Kyoto life, the common people, Samurai, the Imperial family, New Year's celebrations, great merchant houses & activities. In volume 2, part 2 is a very fascinating illustration of three Hollanders visiting a temple. * Large numbers of onlookers cast astonished glances at the first Westerners to grace their city. Akizato also wrote SHUI MIYAKO MEISHO ZUE, a supplement to this title, please check with us to see if this is in stock, or request our full list of Japanese illustrated books. *** SEE US FOR THE SUPPLEMENT ITEM: We have separately listed the supplement to this title as our book # 240225. Please see it listed on our website, or ask us for more information. This supplement completes the first series of this title. *** BIBLIOGRAPHY: H. Kerlen. CATALOGUE OF PRE-MEIJI JAPANESE BOOKS...p.453 item #1065. * D. Chibbett: A DESCRIPTIVE CATALOGUE OF THE PRE-1868 JAPANESE BOOKS...p.53 item #139. * L. Dawes: CATALOGUE OF JAPANESE ILLUSTRATED BOOKS, p.136. * C.H. Mitchell: ILLUSTRATED BOOK OF THE NANGA, MARUYAMA, SHIJO...lists a later edition on p.420. * L. Roberts: DICTIONARY OF JAPANESE ARTISTS, p.155 for biographical details on the artist Shunchosai. * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock today, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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        ANNO REGNI GEORGII II. REGIS MAGNAE BRITANNIAE, FRANCIAE, & HIBERNIAE, VICESIMO SECUMNDO. AT THE PARLIAMENT BEGUN AND HOLDEN AT WESTMINSTER, THE TENTH DAY OF NOVEMBER, ANNO DOMINI 1747...AN ACT FOR AMENDING, EXPLAINING, AND REDUCING INTO ONE ACT OF PARLIAMENT, THE LAWS RELATING TO THE GOVERNMENT OF HIS MAJESTY'S SHIPS, VESSELS, AND FORCES BY SEA

      London: Printed by Charles Eyre and William Strahan, 1780. Small quarto. Full dark blue morocco, gilt, gilt inner dentelles; cover embellished with gilt-tooled Star, Garter, Royal Motto, and royal initials of King George III. Light wear to extremities. Multiple bookplates and remarkable provenance, as detailed below. Very good. In a custom clamshell box, gilt leather label. Two Acts of Parliament concerning the Navy and Naval Affairs which have been specially bound for King George III. The first act, passed under George II, explains and condenses several Acts of Parliament into one clearer and more manageable act. The second act, paginated continuously but with its own titlepage, is an act to explain and amend the previous act. We locate one copy on OCLC, at the Society of the Cincinnati. This work does not appear to be listed in the ESTC. This copy is remarkably of note due to its provenance. The binding is stamped with the arms and initials of King George III, tooled in the Star and Garter and topped with a crown. The front endpapers bear many bookplates, beginning with the bookplate of the Duke of Sussex, son of George III and the most famous book collector among his sons, with a clipping from the Sussex auction. Here it was evidently bought by his brother, the Duke of Clarence, and has his bookplate; a naval officer most of his life, he would have been particularly interested in the subject. Clarence later became William IV, and the volume passed to the First Earl of Munster, illegitimate son of William IV and his mistress Dorothy Jordan. Although he was treated well and made a member of the Privy Council by his cousin Victoria, the Earl killed himself in 1842. The volume was acquired by the 2nd Lord Stanley of Aderley, a prominent political figure and well- known collector. From the Stanley family the volume passed to another famous English book collector, Robert Hovenden, who made a fortune in the wig business and spent his profits on books. After him it was owned by Dr. Francis Gray Smart, another collector and antiquary. Sometime after Smart's death in 1913, the volume came into the hands of the great English collector Major J.R. Abbey, best remembered for his great bibliographies of English illustrated works (his collections now reside at the Yale Center for British Art). Abbey's penciled notes are on the flyleaf. This volume was sold with his remaining books and manuscripts at auction in the late 1960s. A wonderful volume with a truly stupendous provenance.

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        ACCOUNT OF THE RUSSIAN DISCOVERIES BETWEEN ASIA AND AMERICA.To Which are Added,

      London 1780, Nichols. Half leather over marbled boards, very. good, wide margins, untrimmed, some foxing, large engraved. folded map, 4 other folding maps, small folio, 22.5 x 30 cm.. recent binding, solid copy, [10p.] index, 4 of which foxed.. AN EARLY RUSSIAN MONOGRAPH ON CHINA & ASIAN EXPLORATION A very important source on Russian exploration and expansion into the Northern Pacific and the attempt to open trade with Alaska & the Aleutians Islands based partly on existing narratives, but also on the author's personal knowledge gained on a visit to Russia, during which he consulted with G.F. Muller and P.S. Pallas. "He also succeeded in securing additional material: for instance the narrative and maps of Krenitzin and Levashev's "secret" expedition, the first official Russian government expedition since Bering's 2nd expedition of 1741. He was able to secure this particular information, not widely known at the time even in Russia, from Dr. Wm. Robertson, who in turn obtained it through his friend Dr. Rogerson, first physician to the Empress Catherine II." Lada-Mocarski. * FIRST EDITION, with bibliography. * CONDITION: The book is solid, and complete, with occasional browning to the edges where exposed to the air, internally cleaner, uneven decle edges as issued. There is some minor foxing spots here and there, on plates, maps and text pages, 4 pages of index has some heavy foxing. * BIBLIOGRAPHY: Hill p.385, 392 Sabin 17309 H. Cordier: SINICA 2447 Forbes 134 Holmes 107 Lada-Mocarski 29n Lust: 170 [3rd. ed] Morrison: I, 198 [p3rd. ed] Taylor, Louise: CATALOG OF BOOKS ON CHINA IN THE ESSEX INSTITUTE: p.226 * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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        Veduta del Ponte delle Navi di Verona. (ripetuta in francese).

      Bassano del Grappa 1780 - Incisione in rame, coloritura originale d'epoca, mm 320x425. Le vedute ottiche edite dai Remondini a Bassano del Grappa verso il 1770-80, stampate per l'utilizzo nel Mondo Nuovo rappresentano a pieno merito la stampa popolare italiana: semplici nel tratto, colorate con poche tinte in maniera rapida e decisa, affascinano per la loro immediatezza e sono state oggetto di numerose mostre, raccolte e studi negli ultimi anni. Le vedute erano preparate per essere inserite nel Mondo Nuovo, dove i popolani potevano vederle illuminate e conoscere così le città del mondo. Buon esemplare con piccoli margini, piccoli strappi e sporco superficiale marginali.

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