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        [THE WORTHY DUTCHMAN - EERWARDIGEN NEDERLANDER]

      [Netherlands, 1780. Very minor soiling. Fine. Matted. This cartoon shows a wealthy Dutch merchant at center, surrounded by several artisans and tradespeople, all gathered around a trunk full of money bags. The central merchant figure empties coins into the apron of an artisan, while he holds up an unfriendly and dismissive hand toward a group of foreign nationals with bonds and treaties of alliance - Great Britain, France, and possibly America, are all represented. To the left, a man is being fitted with "Oeconomische Brillen" or "economic glasses," a reference to the Dutch ability to see profit even in war. Behind the central figures gathered around the money chest, a woman with a spear, possibly the figure of Britannia, leads a column of men. In the foreground, the Dutch lion attacks England, in the form of a dog, upon which stands an angry rooster, symbolizing France. In the background, a temple containing Liberty is being toppled while various virtues float above it. In the background is a fleet of ships, all flying the Dutch flag, and Mercury - representing commerce - flies over them. The print is a warning against Dutch investments in British securities, on both economic and political grounds. A fine clean copy, with wide margins beyond the platemark. OCLC locates a copy at the University of Minnesota; other copies located at the American Antiquarian Society, Colonial Williamsburg, and the British Library. A lovely copy of a scarce print.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        THE WORTHY DUTCHMAN - EERWARDIGEN NEDERLANDER].

      [Netherlands. 1780]. - Engraving, 10 x 15 inches (plate mark) on a sheet 13 1/2 x 17 3/4 inches. Very minor soiling. Fine. This cartoon shows a wealthy Dutch merchant at center, surrounded by several artisans and tradespeople, all gathered around a trunk full of money bags. The central merchant figure empties coins into the apron of an artisan, while he holds up an unfriendly and dismissive hand toward a group of foreign nationals with bonds and treaties of alliance - Great Britain, France, and possibly America, are all represented. To the left, a man is being fitted with "Oeconomische Brillen" or "economic glasses," a reference to the Dutch ability to see profit even in war. Behind the central figures gathered around the money chest, a woman with a spear, possibly the figure of Britannia, leads a column of men. In the foreground, the Dutch lion attacks England, in the form of a dog, upon which stands an angry rooster, symbolizing France. In the background, a temple containing Liberty is being toppled while various virtues float above it. In the background is a fleet of ships, all flying the Dutch flag, and Mercury - representing commerce - flies over them. The print is a warning against Dutch investments in British securities, on both economic and political grounds. A fine clean copy, with wide margins beyond the platemark. OCLC locates a copy at the University of Minnesota; other copies located at the American Antiquarian Society, Colonial Williamsburg, and the British Library. A lovely copy of a scarce print. BRITISH LIBRARY CATALOG 5720. DOLMETSCH 67.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Carte Des Côtes De Malabar Et De Coromandel Presentée au Roy Par son très humble très Obeißant et très fidel sujet Guill. Delisle - Revue et Augmentée en 1780. A Paris Chez Dezauche Succeßeur des Srs. Delisle et Buache, Rue des Noyers près celle des Anglois. A.P.D.R. - A Paris chez l' Auteur G. Delisle Premier Geographe de Sa Majesté de l'Academie Rle. des Sciences au milieu de la Rue des Noyers. - A Paris Chez Dezauche Graveur, Successeur des Srs. De lIsle et Buache, premiers Géographes du Roi des Noyers. - Ph. Buache P.G.d.R.d.S. Gendre de l'Auteur Avec Privilege du Roi 1780.':.

      - Kolorierter Kupferstich n. Guillaume de L' Isle & Philippe Buache b. Jean-Claude Dezauche in Paris, dat. 1780, 45 x 58 Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. A - D, page 353f. - Zeigt Indien mit dem Norden von Ceylon (Sri Lanka). - Unten rechts Titelkartusche mit Verlegeradresse; mittig links 5 verschiedene Meilenzeiger; links und rechts je eine Kompaßrose. Detailed map of India and the northern part of Sri Lanka. - With decorative title cartouche and two compass-roses. - Jean-Claude Dezauche bought the stock from Guillaume de L' Isle & Philippe Buache, and republished Delisle's atlases. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Biographien. Mit Anmerkungen von G. B. von Schirach. 8 Bände.

      Berlin und Leipzig, Decker, 1777-, 1780. - circa 17,4 x 11 cm. Mit 8 gestochenen Frontisp. und 8 gest. Titelvignetten, zusammen etwa 4000 Seiten Halb-Leder d. Zt. mit reicher Rückenvergoldung Hoffmann III, 380; Kat. Weltliteratur 470. Erste Ausgabe dieser Ubersetzung, die Schirach nach dem französischen Vorbild von Dacier und seinem deutschen Vorgänger Johann Christoph Kind erstellte. - Gut erhalten, wenig gebräunt, Vorsätze teils mit sauberen Inhaltsangaben in Bleistift. Etwas berieben, Ecken etwas bestossen. Sehr dekorativ. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Thomas Rezek]
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        Essai sur la musique ancienne et moderne. Band 1-4 in 5 Bänden cpl..

      Pierres & Onfroy Paris 1780 ( In französischer Sprache ) Mit insgesamt 483 (!) Kupferstichen, im Einzelnen: 6 Kopfvignetten mit Porträts, 67 (5 mehrfach gefaltete) Tafeln mit Musikinstrumenten, Noten, figürl. Szenen u. Diagrammen, 399 getrennt pag. S. mit Noten u. Liedversen sowie 11 (10 ganzseit.) Notenbeispiele im Text; zudem 3 Falttabellen u. zahlr. Noten in Typendruck. (4), 5, (4), VI-XX, 200, XX, 201-445 S.; (4), 444 S. (die gestoch. S. 65-108 in Bd. 5 umgebunden); (4), 702 S.; (4), 476 (recte 478), 27 S.; 178, 59, 59, 59 S. u. (aus Bd. 2) 65-108, jeweils gestochen. 4°. Gesprenkelte Lederbde. d. Zt. mit 2 RSchildern u. reicher RVergold. (Gelenke geplatzt, deshalb Deckel teils lose, Bd 1 Rücken überklebt mit Transparentfilm, dadurch Leder und Rückenschild lädiert Erste Ausgabe. - RISM B, VII, 466 - Hirsch I, Anh. 36 (ungenau) - MGG VIII, 20 - Cohen/Ricci 538 - Riemann (1961) II, 2 - Eitner VI, 5 - Fétis II, 26 - Gregory 142 - Quérard IV, 341 - Brunet III, 712 - Cioranescu 35063 - Graesse IV, 58 - Barbier II, 242b - \"Ein gigantisches Ergebnis aus dreißigjähriger Forscherarbeit ist sein Essai, in dem er die Musik aller Zeiten und aller Länder behandelte, die Geschichte der ältesten Instrumente zurückverfolgte und Nachrichten über alle Künstler aller Gattungen, hauptsächlich Italiener und Franzosen, sammelte... ein einzigartiges Werk, die erste französische Musik-Enzyklopädie\" (MGG). Verfaßt unter Mitarbeit von Pierre-Joseph Roussier. - Mit Darstellungen zahlreicher Musikinstrumente der verschiedensten Epochen und Kulturen. - Ohne Index (LVI S.). 1781 erschien ein Nachtrag \"Mémoires ...\" (70 S.). - Bd. 1 Falttafel mit langem hinterlegten Einriß, Lage Zz S. 362-363 u. 366-367 unbedruckt (Fehler beim Buchdrucker), der Text dieser 4 Seiten ist auf 4 eingeschalteten Blättern (exakte Abschriften der typogr. Satzspiegel) von zeitgenöss. Schreiberhand in schwarzer Tinte ersetzt. Wenige kl. Ausrisse restauriert, leicht gebräunt, stellenweise etwas braunfleckig. Die schönen Lederbände bedürfen dringend der Restaurierung. - selten - ( Gesamtgewicht 6600 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ) First edition. - With 6 engraved vignettes (portraits), 67 (5 folded) engraved plates depicting numerous music instruments, figurative scenes, notations and diagrams, 399 pages of engraved music and song verses (paginated separately), 11 (10 full-page) engraved notations in text; as well as 3 folded tables and numerous type-printed music examples in text. - Contemp. mottled calf with 2 spine labels, richly gilt (joints cracked, covers partly loose, back of vol. 1 pasted over with transparent adhesive type). - A milestone of musicology, the first French encyclopedia of music and a typographical masterpiece noted for its numerous engraved illustrations, fine vignettes and interesting musical scores. Laborde\'s Essai has been praised as the major French contribution to music historiography of the 18th century. - Without index (LVI p.) and a supplement \"(Mémoires ...\", 70 p.), which appeared in 1781. - Folded plate in vol. 1 with tear (backed); quire Zz pp. 362-363 & 366-367 blank (due to printer\'s mistake), the text of these 4 pages is bound in on 4 contemp. handwritten leaves (transcription of the wanting printed text). A few small tears restored, minor browning, occasional brownstaining. - A original fine binding, but now professional restoration is required. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Musikgeschichte, Altertum, Instruemtenkunde, Musikinstrumente, Musiker, Italien, Frankreich

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        Histoire des Gouvernemens du Nord, ou De l'Origine et des Progrès du Gouvernement des Provinces-Unies, du Danemark, de la Suède, de la Russie & de la Pologne, jusqu'en 1777 Ouvrage traduit de l'Anglois de M Williams [par Jean Nicolas Démeunier], dans lequel on développe les ressources & l'état actuel des Gouvernemens du Nord Tome Premier [+ Tome Second + Tome Troisiéme + Tome Quatriéme] Amsterdam, [ohne Verlag] M DCC LXXX (1780)

      Amsterdam 1780..

      [Bookseller: Heinrich Heine Antiquariat Lustenberger ]
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        I. VUE DU FORT ROYAL DE LA MARTINIQUE...[plus two others with same caption title]. [with:] II. VUE DU PORT DE LA TRINITÉ ET TOUT LE NORT DE LA MARTINIQUE [caption title]

      [Augsbourg, 1780. Moderate edge wear and creasing. Minor dampstaining on first engraving. One print with two-inch piece torn from upper right corner. Light vertical fold line through center. Good. Archivally matted, protected with mylar sheet. A charming set of four views of Martinique. The first three images show Fort Royal from several approaches, including a detailed view over the fort into the harbor which best displays the fort's layout. The fourth view, of Port de la Trinité, shows the settlement in the distance with several ships of the line, including a British vessel, in the foreground. Habermann (1721-96) was a prolific artist who produced several engravings of American scenes for a series he called "Collection des Prospects," which appears in the upper left corner of each of the present images. They were often executed with exaggerated perspectives, and produced in Paris, London, and Augsbourg. The images were produced as "vues d'optique," and travelling showmen would go from city to city with viewing machines with special mirrored lenses which would render the images in a three-dimensional effect. The reversed caption at the top would be legible, and the showman would read the caption aloud. The upper classes often owned their own viewing machines through which to enjoy the images. A rare and unusual series of views of Martinique.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        John Hunters Mitglieds der königlich englischen Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften und außerordentlichen Wundarztes des Königs von England natürliche Geschichte der Zähne und Beschreibung ihrer Krankheiten. in zween Theilen; Mit Kupfern; Aus dem Englischen übersetzt.

      Weidmann,, Leipzig, 1780 - Online-Ausg. Leipzig, Weidmann, 1780. (6), 296 (16) S. Mit 8 gef. Kupfertafeln. Pappband der Zeit. Crowley 217. - Hirsch/H. III, 344. - Waller 10647. - Wellcome III, 317. - Erste deutsche Ausgabe, die englische Originalausgabe erschien 1771-1778 in London. "This classical work revolutionized the practice of dentistry and provided a basis for later dental research. Hunter introduced the classes cuspids, bicuspids, molars and incisors; he also devised appliances for the correction of malocclusion. In the above work he includes instructions with regard to the operation of tooth transplatation" (Garrison & Morton 3675). - Mit alten handschr. Besitzereinträgen und 5 Besitzerstempeln. Papier unbeschnitten. Zu Beginn und am Schluss stockfleckig. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: EOS Buchantiquariat Benz AG]
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        Heptameron françois. Les Nouvelles de Marguerite, Reine de Navarre

      Berna, Nouvelle Société Typographique, 1780-81. 1780 3 voll. in 8°, p. XLVII(1)275,b; 308; 250(2). 3 antiporte e 73 tavole f.t. disegnate da Frendemberg e incise da Gutenberg, Halban e altri. 72 vignette (in testa a ciascuna novella) e altrettanti finalini di Dunker. Una delle più celebri opere tipografiche del Settecento francese. Legatura moderna in mezza pelle. Titoli e fregi in oro ai dorsi. Tagli dorati. (Cohen - Ricci, 680 - 82).

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Marisa Meroni]
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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.

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        OBSERVATIONS SUR LE MÉMOIRE JUSTIFICATIF DE LA COUR DE LONDRES

      Paris, 1780. Large engraved ornament on titlepage. Original self- wrappers, string-tied, as issued. Wear to center portion of wrapper spine. A few light fox marks. Else a lovely copy, in original condition. An important work on French assistance to the Americans during the Revolution, written by Conrad Gérard de Rayneval. Rayneval's tract is a response to Edward Gibbon's MEMOIRE JUSTICATIF..., composed in French and first published in 1779. Gibbon's work was prompted by a French justification of their actions early in the Revolution. Rayneval continues the debate, and his work is an important contribution to the issue of diplomatic recognition by neutrals of seceded colonies and revolutionary governments. Rayneval served as a secretary to the French Foreign Minister, the Comte de Vergennes. Another work with the same title, but not identical, was also published by Beaumarchais. OCLC locates ten copies. Not in Howes.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        [A] CONSTITUTION OR FRAME OF GOVERNMENT, AGREED UPON BY THE DELEGATES OF THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MASSACHUSETTS- BAY, IN CONVENTION, BEGUN AND HELD AT CAMBRIDGE ON THE FIRST OF SEPTEMBER, 1779, AND CONTINUED BY ADJOURNMENTS TO THE SECOND OF MARCH, 1780

      Boston, 1780. Half title. Modern half morocco and marbled boards. The titlepage was apparently misprinted and lacks the "A" at the beginning of the title, and the upper portion of a few letters in "CONSTITUTION" and portions of the imprint are faint. Very good. Untrimmed. First printing of the first Massachusetts state constitution, a document of capital importance in the framing of subsequent state constitutions as well as the United States Constitution. A slightly more radical constitution was proposed in 1778 which, for example, granted suffrage to all males except blacks, Indians, and mulattoes, but it was rejected by the people. The present constitution begins with a long declaration of the rights of Massachusetts citizens (including freedom of the press and protection from unreasonable searches), then spells out the roles and powers of the executive, legislative, and judicial branches. This version was revised considerably before its final adoption (that version was also printed in 1780). "In some respects the constitution of 1780 remedied the defects of its predecessor of 1778. A bill of rights assured to each citizen 'the security of his person and property' as an unassailable condition to the social contract. A strong executive with extensive veto powers, an independent judiciary appointed for good behavior, and a senate representing property effectively restrained the house of representatives, the only popular branch of government" - Handlin. There is also a section continuing the special privileges of Harvard College, and another encouraging the appreciation of literature in the commonwealth. The Handlins note that John Adams' role was pre-eminent in the crafting of the 1780 constitution. It is a constitution that served as a guide for other states and for the Constitutional Convention of 1787. See the Handlins' COMMONWEALTH for an extended discussion of the creation and importance of the Massachusetts constitution. "Despite the title, Massachusetts is declared to be a free and independent Commonwealth (not State), and its people are referred to repeatedly as 'subjects.' Freedom of religion is guaranteed to all Protestants, except that Catholics are barred from holding office. (However, there is nothing to keep them from coming to New York to run for office.) Enfranchisement is based solely on property" - Eberstadt. This octavo edition is the first issue, followed by a more common folio issue. A state constitution of great influence.

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        Situations-Risse der neuerbauten Chausséen des Churfürstenthums Braunschweig-Lüneburg. Erster Theil (= alles Erschienene): Die Chaussée von Hannover auf Hameln. Nebst einer Nachricht von den an dieser Route belegenen merkwürdigen Örtern.

      Hannover), 1780. - Folio (31 x 21 cm). Gestochener Titel mit Titelvignette, 2 Bll., 116 S., 1 Bl. Errata, 12 (eine gefaltete) Kupfertafeln. Späterer Pappband. Erste Ausgabe. - Meusel 10, S. 448. - Hauptwerk des ersten hannoverschen Straßen- u. Wegebau-Ingenieurs Du Plat, der den zwischen 1764 u. 1776 unternommenen Bau der Chausse leitete. - Die Tafeln zeigen den Gesamtverlauf und die zehn Teilabschnitte. - Einband beschabt u. bestoßen, Rücken fehlt zu etwa einem Drittel, Bindung leicht gelockert, Besitzvermerk u. Stempel auf Vorsatz u. Titel, gering fleckig, 6 Bll. mit kleinen Läsuren im Fußschnitt.

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        The Works Of Lucian, From The Greek

      T. Cadell, London 1780 - Xx, 480, 588 Pp. Original Quarter Calf Over Marbled Boards, 5 Bands, Spines Elaborately Gilt But Re-Backed With Remains Of Original Heavily Gilt Spines. All Edges Of Page Block Colored Red. Elaborately Marbled Multicolor Endpapers (Also Apparently Original As They Match The Worn And Faded Marbled Boards). Both Volumes With Elaborate Bookplates And Also Handwritten Name (Signatures?) Of Paul Panton, Esq., Who Is Named In The List Of Subscribers At The Beginning Of Volume I. Bindings Worn Except For Professional Re-Backing Material, Hinges Tight, Contents Fine, Immaculate And Square. This First Edition Is Rare; Worldcat Shows Only Three Institutional Holdings, Two In Uk, One In Canada; All Copies Of This 1780 First Printing May Have Been Subscribers' Copies. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM DR. MALACHI TREAT TO MAJOR NICHOLAS FISH, DISCUSSING INDIAN RAIDS IN THE MOHAWK VALLEY]

      Albany, 1780. Quarto. Old fold lines. A few slight separations and small edge tears. Light soiling and foxing. Good. In a blue half morocco and cloth clamshell case, spine gilt. A friendly letter written by Dr. Malachi Treat, Physician General of the Northern Department of the Continental Army, to Major Nicholas Fish, in which he mentions Indian raids on settlers in the Mohawk River Valley. Treat was a New York City physician called upon during the American Revolution to serve in the hospitals of the Continental Army. Nicholas Fish, also from New York, served with Treat and Alexander Hamilton, with whom he became good friends. In his letter Treat expresses pleasure that Fish's brigade has arrived safely at West Point; though this may have been the case, it is likely that Fish was already gone from West Point by the time this letter was written, as he was appointed brigade inspector with General James Clinton's brigade, which was sent with Major General John Sullivan's force to fight the Iroquois in the Mohawk Valley in early July 1780. Thus Treat's letter is particularly interesting, as it involves the campaign on which Fish was currently embarking. He writes, in part: "I feel a real pleasure in knowing your brigade is safely arrived at West Point, as the enemy are coming up against you in force; you will now be a match for them, and have a fine opportunity to reconnoiter their position, numbers, and intention, from the various [?] of this celebrated place. The prospects are very intrusive and commanding, take care not to perform the retrograde in their presence, but the [?], or offer them a charte blanche, all and [similar?] of these things will be very affecting to all yr. friends. This Gibraltar of America, and the brave troops that defend it will do honor I make no doubt to the cause they contend for, and have their temples crowned with immortal laurels if occasion offers of showing their pro[w]ess and fortitude. "I expect soon to see you at West Point if nothing turns up to prevent me. Alarms are frequent from the westward, the savages appear here and there in small parties, as forerunners of a larger [force] composed of Tories and Indians who are acoming down, to scatter destruction and horror around them. The inhabitants on the Mohock [sic] River are exceedingly distress'd, and I am afraid will leave their fine farms and luxuriant crops to the merciless hands of their unrelenting savage enemy if not supported. Today we have a report that great part of Stone Roby is destroyed by a party of Indians. All this is distressing, yet my motto is never despair, that Providence...has determined that this should be the grand epoch of American independence, and altho clouds gather over our heads, and grow thicker and heavier every moment, yet they will disperse and leave us in the noble possession of all we wish and contend for." He closes with personal asides and enquiries after mutual friends. A fine war letter.

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        Contemporary medal "Capt. James Cook: Courage and Perseverance"

      London, 1780. Bronze medal, 37 mm.; some minor marking to the rim, some rubbing with particular wear to the navigator's nose as the highest feature on the obverse, and curiously wearing just the word 'and' on the reverse, a very good example nonetheless. Extremely rare: the "Courage and Perseverance" medal, struck soon after news of Cook's death reached England. This, and the similar and equally rare "Kill'd by the Indians at O'why'hee" medal, are the earliest artefacts made in commemoration of Cook's death in Hawaii. The medal features a portrait of Cook in naval uniform facing half-right and the caption "CAPT. JAMES COOK". The reverse reads: "COURAGE / AND / PERSEVERANCE / Born 1728 Died 1779".News of Cook's death was first published in Büsching's Wöchentlichte Nachrichten (Berlin, 1780) in early January 1780, via the despatches sent back by Clerke and King from Kamchatka. The news quickly appeared in England, and the two "Pallas letters" remained the only source for information on the events at Kealakekua Bay almost until the return of Resolution and Discovery in September 1780. As a result, this medal belongs to the important phase after the news of Cook's death had reached Europe, but before any detailed description of events was available.There is debate about which of the medals, either the "Courage and Perseverance" or the "Kill'd by the Indians", has priority, but it is commonly agreed that the present medal is the superior medal in terms of lettering and balance (see Mira, James Cook, His Coins and Medals).

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        ON L'A VU DÉSARMER LES TIRANS ET LES DIEUX [caption title]

      Paris, 1780. Near fine. Portrait of Benjamin Franklin engraved by François Née after a watercolor by Louis Carrogis de Carmontelle. In this portrait Franklin is seen in profile, facing left and seated comfortably in a French arm chair, his legs extended slightly in front of him and right his elbow leaning on the long table at his side. An open window behind the table shows a harbor view with the masts of several ships visible. On the table next to Franklin are a book, a hat, and a document titled, "Les Loix de la Pensilvanie." One of many portraits of Franklin that appeared after his arrival in France as the envoy of the fledgling United States.

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        COLLECTION DE DIFFERENS TRAITES SUR DES INSTRUMENS D'ASTRONOMIE, PHYSIQUE, &c. Contenant , I. La Description & l'Usage des Nouveaux Instrumens Circulaires a Reflection. II. Des Quadrants Astronomiques Mobiles. III. Des Nouveaux Barometres

      A Londres, W. Richardson, 1780.. Portables, et de ceux a grande Echelle, &c. IV. Un Essai sur le Feu Elementaire, & sur la Chaleur des Corps (avec la Description des Nouveaux Thermometres). V. Sur les Collections d'Instrumens (d'Astronomie, de Geodesie, de Physique, &c), ordonnees par la Cour d'Espagne. VI. Sur le Nouveau Remede de Mr. Mudge pour la Toux. 1780, Text in French, 4to, approximately 260 x 205 mm, 10¼ x 8 inches, 3 folding engraved plates as required, with the first unnumbered and the other two numbered V and VI as in all copies, 1 illustration in the text, pages: [2], 2,18, [5], 22-86, [5], 88-164 [i.e.166], [7],166-192, [5],194-258, some errors of pagination but the text follows on, collated and guaranteed complete, separate dated title pages for each tract (some of which had been issued separately), pagination (with breaks) and register continuous, at the end are bound 2 mathematical articles in English by Francis Maseres, taken from Philosophical Transactions of 1778 and 1780. Bound in modern quarter calf over marbled sides, raised bands with blind rules and gilt lettered morocco label, new endpapers. Very small pale red library stamp on title page, repeated 8 times within, plus a larger black ink stamp of the Inner Temple Library on the lower margin of last page of the English section at the rear, not affecting text, title page very slightly chipped at upper and fore-edge, pale age-browning to margins of a few pages, 4 pages heavily browned and fore-edges a little brittle, occasional slight foxing, mostly to margins, small light brown stain to 1 upper margin, small closed tear to 1 upper margin, repaired neatly, small chip to fore-edge of 2 folding plates, loss to margin only, small closed tears to a few pages due to being brittle, but not affecting text. A good tight copy of a scarce work. A reissue, with its own collective title page of Part 2 of the two-part collection with the same title and the imprint: A Paris & Londres, 1775-80. Part I contained information on the construction and use of sextant and octants and was not reissued. Usually known by the French version of his name, J. H. de Magellan (1723-1790), descended from the explorer Ferdinand Magellan, was a Portuguese scientist whose work focused primarily on scientific instruments. He is credited with introducing English scientific instruments, and the work of Joseph Priestley to the scientific community in France. After travels throughout Europe he settled in England in 1764 to pursue his scientific studies. He was elected a member of the Royal Society of London in 1774 and was also a member of the Imperial Academy of Science in St. Petersburg, and of the Royal Academy of Madrid. As an instrument maker and designer, supplying the governments of Europe, he proposed changes and improvements to astronomical and nautical observation instruments such as the quarters of a circle (English sextants and octants), in the reflection circle, in the sextant and in the pendulum clock. As far as meteorological instruments are concerned, he put forward improvements in barometers, thermometers and presented a meteorographer. As regards physical instruments, worthy of mention are his improvements to Atwood?'s machines and to the precision scale, very important for the advances of chemistry. In Traite V in our book he deals with astronomic clocks and watches, marine compasses, protection against lightning, and the theodolite. The final Traite is actually an extract from a letter from Magellan to a doctor friend in Paris describing the construction and use of a new inhaler or respirateur invented by a fellow member of the Royal Society, the physician John Mudge, and believed to cure infallibly catarrhal coughs. See: Henry Sotheran, Bibliotheca Chemico-Mathematica, Volume 2, page 559, No. 11272; Dictionary of Scientific Biography, Vol IX, page 5. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Orkneyinga Saga sive Historia Orcadensium a prima Orcadum per Norvegos occupatione ad exitum seculi duodecimi. Saga hins Helga Magnusar eyia jarls sive Vita Sancti Magni insularum comitis. Ex Mss. Legati Arna-Magnæani cum versione Latina, varietate lectionum et indicibus, chronologico, reali et philologico.

      Hafniæ (Købenavn) 1780. 8vo. XIII,557,(48) s. Samt. skinnbd. Sprukket i ryggen. Del av ryggstripen mangler i øvre og nedre kant. Litt gulplettet. Flere (overstrøkede) navnetrekk på forsatsbl. og tittelbl.. Tekst på Latin og Islandsk

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        Codice feudale della Serenissima Repubblica di Venezia

      (Venezia): per i figliuoli del qu. Z. Antonio Pinelli stampatori ducali, (1780) - In-folio (42 cm) (8) XCI (1) 244 (2). Fregio xilografico sul frontespizio raffigurante il leone di S. Marco con libro aperto. Mezza pelle, piatti rivestiti di carta marmorizzata. Tassello di pelle al dorso. Bella carta vergata forte, caratteristica delle pinelliane. Ex libris Georgi Del Vecchio Bonon. Pubblicato nel 1780 come si evince dal testo. Belli i capolettera incisi. 18mo secolo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Beschreibung der Dionaea Muscipula einer merkwürdigen empfindlichen Pflanze, in einem Schreiben an Herrn von Linné. 2. Auflage mit der Beschreibung einer neuentdeckten Pflanze welche ohne Grund für die Dionaea ausgegeben vermehrt von Joh. Chrn. Dan. Schreber.

      Erlangen: Walther 1780 - 4°. 28 S.: 3 gefaltete altkolorierte Kupfertafeln. Marmorierter Pappband d. Zt., Ecken bestoßen, Deckel mit Knickspur. Seltene Beschreibung der in Nordamerika heimischen Venusfliegenfalle, vermehrt mit Schrebers Beschreibung der oft mit dieser verwechselten Saxifraga sarmentosa. - Die 1. Ausgabe von Schrebers Übersetzung mit nur 1 Abbildung war 1771 erschienen, diese neue Auflage wird durch den vergleichenden botanischen Anhang Schrebers zu einer wichtigen selbständigen Schrift. - Die fein kolorierten Tafeln zeigen beide Pflanzen in Blüte, insgesamt und im Detail. - Alter Stempel im Titelrand, wenige Blatt mit schwachem Wasserrand, sonst Textteil wie Tafeln sauber. - Pritzel 2665; Stafleu-C. 11.130 (unter Schreber); Hunt 658; nicht bei Nissen. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A CHART OF THE BAY AND HARBOUR OF PENSACOLA IN THE PROVINCE OF WEST FLORIDA SURVEYED BY GEORGE GAULD A.M

      London, 1780. Sheet size: 21 3/16 x 31 5/16 inches. Very good. A very rare and highly important sea chart of Pensacola Harbor and northwestern Florida from THE ATLANTIC NEPTUNE, the finest marine atlas of North America's east coast, produced during the Revolutionary War. This superbly drafted map features the magnificent natural harbor of Pensacola on the Florida panhandle. Des Barres based this rendering on manuscript survey maps by British military engineer George Gauld. The town, with its fort and carefully laid out streets, is featured in the left-center of the map. Another settlement, "Campbell Town," is located further up the harbor toward the entrance of the "Scambia" (Escambia) River. The borders of various land grants are demarcated, and the countryside is elegantly detailed with aquatint features, and colored in a light brown-green wash. The chart precisely captures the features of the coast, showing how the harbor is protected by two sandy bars of land, the outer being Santa Rosa Island. The chart features a great deal of quantitative hydrographic information, and instructions to mariners are written in the lower right of the map, ensuring that it was by far the most accurate and comprehensive pilot for the harbor produced in the 18th century. The present example is the second of two variants of this chart distinguished by the heightening of the townscapes in a brilliant red hue of original color. It is important to note that the very year that this map was printed, the region was caught up in the dramatic action of the American Revolution. The Spaniards, who had just joined the war on the American side, seized the British garrison at Fort Barrancas, and West Florida remained in their possession for the duration of the war. Joseph Frederick Wallet Des Barres was born in Switzerland, where his Huguenot ancestors had fled following the repeal of the Edict of Nantes. He studied under the great mathematician, Daniel Bernoulli, at the University of Basel, before immigrating to Britain where he trained at the Royal Military College, Woolwich. Upon the outbreak of hostilities with France in 1756, he joined the British Royal American Regiment as a military engineer. He came to the attention of General James Wolfe, who appointed him to join his personal detail. During this period he also worked with legendary future explorer James Cook on a monumental chart of the St. Lawrence River. Upon the conclusion of the Seven Years' War, Britain's empire in North America was greatly expanded, and this required the creation of a master atlas featuring new and accurate sea charts for use by the Royal Navy. Des Barres was enlisted to survey the coastlines of Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, and the Gulf of St. Lawrence. With these extremely accurate surveys in hand, Des Barres returned to London in 1774, where the Royal Navy charged him with the Herculean task of producing the atlas. He was gradually forwarded the manuscripts of numerous advanced surveys conducted by British cartographers in the American Colonies, Jamaica, and Cuba. The result was THE ATLANTIC NEPTUNE, which became the most celebrated sea atlas of its era, containing the first systematic survey of the east coast of North America. Des Barres' synergy of great empirical accuracy with the peerless artistic virtue of his aquatint views, created a work that "has been described as the most splendid collection of charts, plates and views ever published" (NMM). THE ATLANTIC NEPTUNE eventually consisted of four volumes, and Des Barres' dedication to the project was so strong that often at his own expense he continually updated and added new charts and views to various editions up until 1784, producing over 250 charts and views, many appearing in several variations. All of these charts were immensely detailed, featuring both hydrographical and topographical information, such that in many cases they remained the most authoritative maps of the regions covered for several decades. Following the completion of THE ATLANTIC NEPTUNE, Des Barres returned to Canada, where he remained for a further forty years, becoming a senior political figure and a wealthy land owner, living to the advanced age of 103.

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        [SAMMELBAND OF FOURTEEN TRACTS RELATING TO AFFAIRS IN THE AMERICAN COLONIES AND THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, PLUS ANOTHER TRACT ON POST-REVOLUTIONARY BRITISH TEA DUTIES]

      [London, 1780. Two volumes. Contemporary three-quarter calf and marbled boards, spines gilt, gilt morocco labels. Label on second volume chipped, with half the label lacking. Minor wear to bindings. Titlepage of first item stained, an occasional fox mark or some soiling, but on the whole very clean. Very good. A remarkable sammelband, bringing together fourteen scarce and important British tracts relating to the grievances of the American colonies and the prosecution of the war with the American revolutionaries. These two volumes were assembled by Francis Ferrand Foljambe (1749- 1814), a British politician and book collector, and they have Foljambe's initials and family crest at the foot of both spines. Foljambe was elected a member of Parliament for Yorkshire in 1784, High Sheriff of Yorkshire in 1787, and was a member of Parliament from Northamptonshire from 1801 to 1810. Included in these two volumes are two scarce essays by Samuel Johnson; a response to Johnson (possibly penned by John Wilkes); a rare tract by the secretary to British admiral Lord Howe; two essays by Joseph Galloway, the leading Loyalist spokesman in the American colonies; and several other works that are little-known and even less well-studied. Several of the titles defend the actions of the British Crown, others are critical of its course, but virtually all (save the Wilkes tract) are united in opposition to American independence. They range from theoretical treatises on the nature of liberty and citizenship, to considerations of the right to tax, to denunciations of the actions and arguments of the Americans. The titles, in the order in which they appear, are: 1) Johnson, Samuel: THE PATRIOT. ADDRESSED TO THE ELECTORS OF GREAT BRITAIN. London: Printed for T. Cadell, 1774. [2],33pp. "The Second Edition," issued just a few weeks after the first. A scarce work by Dr. Johnson, written at the behest of his friends in the North Ministry, and strongly in defense of the Quebec Act. The Quebec Act, one of what became known generally as the "Intolerable Acts," angered an American populace already on its way to outright rebellion against Great Britain. Johnson includes a vociferous recitation of what a patriot is and is not, a part of which reads: "That man therefore is no Patriot, who justifies the ridiculous claims of American usurpation; who endeavours to deprive the nation of its natural and lawful authority over its own colonies; those colonies, which were settled under English protection; were constituted by an English charter; and have been defended by English arms." AMERICAN CONTROVERSY 74-38b. SABIN 36301. COURTNEY, p.117. FLEEMAN 74.10P/2. ROTHSCHILD 1255. 2) Johnson, Samuel: TAXATION NO TYRANNY; AN ANSWER TO THE RESOLUTIONS AND ADDRESSES OF THE AMERICAN CONGRESS. London: Printed for T. Cadell, 1775. [2],88 (of 91)pp. Half title. Lacks pp.89-91. This is the first issue of the first edition (of which 500 copies were printed), with the press figure "I" on page 2. Four editions came out in 1775. Another scarce work by Dr. Johnson relating to the growing crisis in the American colonies, and containing a strong statement against American independence and in favor of colonial fealty to the Parliament. Johnson's work is a defense of the so-called "Coercive Acts" and a reply to the Continental Congress' "Declaration of Rights" of the previous year. Johnson asserts at great length the right of the mother country to tax her colonies, and wishes that the Americans "be subdued with the least injury possible to their persons and their possessions. When they are reduced to obedience, may that obedience be secured by stricter laws and stronger obligations." AMERICAN CONTROVERSY 75-69a. COURTNEY, p.125. FLEEMAN 75.3TT/1. SABIN 36303. HOWES J149, "aa." 3) AN ANSWER TO A PAMPHLET, ENTITLED TAXATION NO TYRANNY. ADDRESSED TO THE AUTHOR, AND TO PERSONS IN POWER. London: Printed for J. Almon, 1775. 63pp. Half title. A reply to Samuel Johnson's pamphlet, TAXATION NO TYRANNY. Takes Dr. Johnson to task on the question of whether Parliament has the right to tax the colonies. Howes states the author was probably John Wilkes. AMERICAN CONTROVERSY 75-5. SABIN 1657. KRESS 7068. HOWES A288. COURTNEY, p.126 (note). 4) [Serle, Ambrose]: AMERICANS AGAINST LIBERTY; OR AN ESSAY ON THE NATURE AND PRINCIPLES OF TRUE FREEDOM, SHEWING THAT THE DESIGNS AND CONDUCT OF THE AMERICANS TEND ONLY TO TYRANNY AND SLAVERY. London: Sold by J. Mathews, 1775. 64pp. Half title. Serle was a member of the Secretary of State's Office for the Colonies and private secretary to Lord Howe, admiral of the British fleet during the Revolution. This pamphlet is Serle's defense of the rightfulness of the British government's ability to tax the American colonies. He engages in a long discussion of the nature of liberty and concludes that "the Rebel-Americans, in the wildest delusion and by the worst of means, are avowing themselves the open enemies to the public and general liberty of the British Empire." AMERICAN CONTROVERSY 75-126a. SABIN 79269. HOWES S297, "aa." 5) [Seabury, Samuel]: FREE THOUGHTS ON THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE CONTINENTAL CONGRESS, HELD AT PHILADELPHIA, SEPT. 5, 1774: WHEREIN THEIR ERRORS ARE EXHIBITED, THEIR REASONINGS CONFUTED, AND THE FATAL TENDENCY OF THEIR NON- IMPORTATION, NON-EXPORTATION, AND NON-CONSUMPTION MEASURES, ARE LAID OPEN TO THE PLAINEST UNDERSTANDINGS.... New-York, Printed: London Reprinted for Richardson and Urquhart, 1775. [4],50pp. Half title. First British edition, following the New York printing of the previous year. Samuel Seabury was first bishop of the Episcopal Church in America. At the outset of the American Revolution "Seabury and his colleagues began their major literary struggle to keep the colonies loyal to the Crown. His most important pamphlets were signed A.W. Farmer" (DAB). Alexander Hamilton, at age seventeen, replied to Seabury's FREE THOUGHTS... with A FULL VINDICATION OF THE MEASURES OF THE CONGRESS.... This sparked a pamphlet war between the two, which produced three more publications by Seabury and another one by Hamilton. Through the present work and other pamphlets, Seabury sought to nullify the measures enacted by the Continental Congress. "Seabury was the pre- eminent exponent of Tory thought in America" - Howes. AMERICAN CONTROVERSY 74-70b. AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE 136d. SABIN 78575. HOWES S253. DAB XVI, pp.528-30. 6) A LETTER TO THE NOBLEMEN, GENTLEMEN, &c. WHO HAVE ADDRESSED HIS MAJESTY ON THE SUBJECT OF THE AMERICAN REBELLION. London: Printed for T. Cadell, 1776. [4],37pp. Half title. Published anonymously just a few months before the American Declaration of Independence, this scarce pamphlet reviews the arguments made by the Americans and systematically refutes them. The author upholds the British government's right to tax its colonies and asserts that the rebellious Americans cannot pick and choose which laws to obey. He goes on to state that the Continental Congress "seem to be at war with reason, common sense, and the experience of mankind, as well as with the government of their country." Scarce. Adams locates only six copies. AMERICAN CONTROVERSY 76- 79. SABIN 40505. HOWES L288. 7) PLAIN FACTS, SUBMITTED TO THE COMMON SENSE OF THE PEOPLE OF ENGLAND. London: Printed and Sold by J. Jarvis, 1785. [2],42pp. Hole in final leaf, affecting one word on the recto. One of the few non-Americana pamphlets in this sammelband, this anonymous tract considers the actions of the Portland Ministry, specifically with regard to the coalition of Lord North and Charles James Fox, the Receipt Tax, and the East India Bill. OCLC locates only three copies, at The New York Public Library, the Huntington Library, and the University of Wisconsin. Scarce. KRESS B929. OCLC 39221825. 8) [Dalrymple, John]: THE RIGHTS OF GREAT BRITAIN ASSERTED AGAINST THE CLAIMS OF AMERICA; BEING AN ANSWER TO THE DECLARATION OF THE GENERAL CONGRESS. [6],96pp., plus folding table. Half title. "The Third Edition, with Additions," including the advertisement leaf following the titlepage, issued the same year as the first edition. An important political tract, replying to the American Congress' "Declaration...setting forth the causes and necessity of their taking up arms," which is printed at the rear of the pamphlet. Authorship of this work is in doubt, Adams crediting James MacPherson, who was retained by Lord North as a political writer, and Howes crediting Sir John Dalrymple. The pamphlet, which was widely disseminated, sets forth the ministerial position on the situation in America. Adams locates six copies of this edition. AMERICAN CONTROVERSY 75-95e. AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE 220e. SABIN 18347. HOWES D37. 9) REFLECTIONS ON THE PRESENT COMBINATION OF THE AMERICAN COLONIES AGAINST THE SUPREME AUTHORITY OF THE BRITISH LEGISLATURE, AND THEIR CLAIM TO INDEPENDENCY. London: Printed for J. Wallis, 1777. [4],100pp. Half title. First and only edition of this rare pamphlet attacking the American rebels. The anonymous author is vociferous in his condemnation of the actions and motivations of the Americans, beginning with the Boston Tea Party and the leadership of John Hancock - who is called "one of the most notorious smugglers in North America," and who was motivated to dump British tea in Boston Harbor not out of principle, but to protect his own investments. The author writes that in forty years of acquaintance with Americans "I scarce remember a single instance among the lower rank of people where they did not speak the language of rebellion," and he is especially critical of leaders in New England. Adams, ESTC, and OCLC list five copies, at the John Carter Brown Library, the Clements Library, the British Museum, the Boston Athenaeum, and the Newberry Library (though the Newberry copy is a photostat of the copy at JCB). AMERICAN CONTROVERSY 77-79a. HOWES R149, "aa." SABIN 68707. OCLC 82494005, 68099703. Beginning of second volume: 10) [Pownall, Thomas]: A MEMORIAL, MOST HUMBLY ADDRESSED TO THE SOVEREIGNS OF EUROPE, ON THE PRESENT STATE OF AFFAIRS, BETWEEN THE OLD AND NEW WORLD. London: Printed for J. Almon, 1780. [2],viii,127pp., plus advertisement leaf for works by J. Almon bound in at beginning. A scarce work by Governor Thomas Pownall, the British colonial administrator, accomplished artist, and prolific writer. By 1780, Pownall, long considered sympathetic to the position of the American colonists, was finishing a long career in Parliament. This work discusses the importance to Europe of the American Revolution and the ideas it espoused. It also considers the political, economic, and trade consequences for the nations of Europe of an independent America. A visionary work, scarce on the market. AMERICAN CONTROVERSY 80-67a. SABIN 64826. HOWES P542, "aa." 11) [Galloway, Joseph]: PLAIN TRUTH: OR, A LETTER TO THE AUTHOR OF DISPASSIONATE THOUGHTS ON THE AMERICAN WAR. IN WHICH THE PRINCIPLES AND ARGUMENTS OF THAT AUTHOR AR REFUTED, AND THE NECESSITY OF CARRYING ON THAT WAR CLEARLY DEMONSTRATED. London: Printed for G. Wilkie and R. Faulder, 1780. vii,[1],76pp., plus advertisement page. Half title. This is the scarce first (and only) edition of Galloway's tract, written in response to Josiah Tucker's DISPASSIONATE THOUGHTS.... Galloway defends Britain's right to tax the colonies, discusses the importance of America to Great Britain, and refutes arguments in favor of independence. He also considers the importance of controlling the Americans in light of their alliance with France and Spain, and considers issues of trade and military readiness as well. Galloway was the most prominent American Loyalist during the Revolution. AMERICAN CONTROVERSY 80-33. SABIN 26440. HOWES G45. 12) LETTERS, TO THE KING, FROM AN OLD PATRIOTIC QUAKER, LATELY DECEASED. London: Printed for R. Baldwin, 1778. xv,[1],207pp. Half title. First and only edition of this scarce title. Issued anonymously, it takes the form of twenty letters to the government on affairs of state. Discussions of the American Revolution and the British prosecution of the war are included in nine of the twenty letters, especially in the fifth, "On the difficulties inseparable from a continuance of the war," and the tenth, "On the dilatory and impolitic manner in which our colonial war has been hitherto conducted." The tone of the letters is against the demands of the Americans, and in favor of bringing a speedy (but successful) end to the war, in order to lessen the strain on the British treasury. AMERICAN CONTROVERSY 78-61. SABIN 40648. 13) [Galloway, Joseph]: HISTORICAL AND POLITICAL REFLECTIONS ON THE RISE AND PROGRESS OF THE AMERICAN REBELLION.... London: Printed for G. Wilkie, 1780. [8],135,[1]pp. With passages on pp. 38 and 39 crossed out in ink, as is often the case (see Howes). Galloway was the most prominent American Loyalist during the Revolution. The present pamphlet sets forth his wish that the colonies remain with Great Britain, and how it might be achieved. As background for his case, Galloway argues that the rebellion lacked any reasonable foundation, citing the "principles and dispositions" of the first settlers of New England as the ideological source for the war. AMERICAN CONTROVERSY 80-32. SABIN 26431. HOWES G39. 14) Deane, Silas: AN ADDRESS TO THE UNITED STATES OF NORTH AMERICA. TO WHICH IS ADDED, A LETTER TO THE HON. ROBERT MORRIS, ESQ. WITH NOTES AND OBSERVATIONS. London: Printed for J. Debrett, 1784. [4],95,[1]pp. First British edition, following the Hartford edition of the same year. Deane has come to be recognized as a martyr to the American cause in the Revolution, although he died in bankruptcy, maligned and exiled. A prosperous Connecticut merchant, he went with Franklin and Arthur Lee as commissioners to France in 1778. After the signing of the French treaty he was recalled by Congress on the basis of accusations by Lee that he had taken gifts from the French and misused funds. Unable to defend himself without the necessary documents, he returned to Europe to obtain them, only to become embroiled in further difficulties when his pessimistic private letters to friends, suggesting that the Americans give up the struggle for independence, became public. His life thereafter was an attempt to justify himself from exile. This pamphlet is one of his leading self- defenses. SABIN 19064. HOWES D172. 15) REMARKS ON THE COMMUTATION ACT. ADDRESSED TO THE PEOPLE OF ENGLAND. London: Printed for T. Becket, 1785. [2],81pp. The Commutation Act of 1784 lowered the duty on tea so as to remove the incentive for smuggling. The Act, supported by Prime Minister Pitt (the Younger), was designed to stimulate trade in China for the British East India Company, and lowered the tax on tea from 119% to 12.5%. The present work criticizes the act as being a windfall for the East India Company, and an oppression to the common people, who would be taxed in other ways to make up for the shortfall. KRESS B944. A fascinating collection of British tracts on the American Revolution and the philosophical issues surrounding the conflict.

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        Carta Reducida De Las Islas De Canaria: Dedicada Al Sr. D. Fernando de Magallon Caballero del Orden de Malta, Ministro del Supremo Consejo de Indias y de la Real Junta de Comercio, Moneda y Minas, Consiliario de la Real Academia de San Fernando, y Academico del Numero de la Espanola: Por Don Tomas Lopez, Geografo de los Dominios de S. M. de las Reales Academias de la Historia, de San Fernando, de la de Buenas Letras de Sevilla y de la Sociedad Bascongada de los Amigos del Pais. Madrid ano de 1780':.

      - Kupferstich b. Tomás López y Vargas Machuca in Madrid, dat. 1780, 39,5 x 83,5 Manso Porto - Tercera Parte Catálogo - Atlas, Mapas Sueltos y Guías De Forasteros, Nr. 59. - Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. K - P, S. 154. - Seltene Seekarte der Kanarischen Inseln. - Im Kartenhimmel Titelkartusche. - Rechts oben 4spaltige Erklärungen. - Kupferstich von 2 Platten gedruckt. - Extrem seltene Karte in tadellosem Zustand! Tomas Lopez (1731-1802) was a spanish engraver and publisher, studied with Jean-Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville in Paris, returned to Madrid in 1760 and became Royal Geographer to King Charles III. - Rare sea-chart in mint condition! (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Mapa De La Gran Canaria, Por Don Tomas Lopez, Geografo de los Dominios de S.M., de las Reales Academias de la Historia, de San Fernando, de la de Buenas Letras de Sevilla, y de la Sociedad Bascongada de los Amigos del Pais. Madrid ano de 1780.':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich b. Tomás López y Vargas Machuca in Madrid, dat. 1780, 37 x 39,5 Broekema, Maps of the Canary Islands published before 1850 (in Map Collectors' Circle (8 Vol.), Nr. 94; Manso Porto - Tercera Parte Catálogo - Atlas, Mapas Sueltos y Guías De Forasteros, Nr. 61. - Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. K - P, S. 154. - Seltene Karte der Kanaren-Insel Gran Canaria. - Unten rechts Titelkartusche; am linken Rand Maasstab. - Oben links Erklärungen. - Extrem seltene Karte in tadellosem Zustand! Tomas Lopez (1731-1802) was a spanish engraver and publisher, studied with Jean-Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville in Paris, returned to Madrid in 1760 and became Royal Geographer to King Charles III. - Rare map in mint condition! (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Mapa De La Isla De La Palma Por Don Tomás Lopez. Madrid ano de 1780. - Mapa De La Isla De La Gomera; Por Don Tomas Lopez, Geografo de los Dominios de S.M. de las Reales Academias de la Historia, de San Fernando, de la de Buenas Letras de Sevilla, y de la Sociedad Bascongada de los Amigos del Pais. Madrid ano de 1780.':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich b. Tomás López y Vargas Machuca in Madrid, dat. 1780, 37 x 40 Not by Broekema, Maps of the Canary Islands published before 1850 (in Map Collectors' Circle (8 Vol.); Manso Porto - Tercera Parte Catálogo - Atlas, Mapas Sueltos y Guías De Forasteros, Nr. 64. - Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. K - P, S. 154. - Seltene Karte der Kanaren-Inseln Gomera und La Palma. - Oben über den beiden Karten jeweils der Titel; unten jeweils Erklärungen und Maßstab. - Extrem seltene Karte in tadellosem Zustand! Tomas Lopez (1731-1802) was a spanish engraver and publisher, studied with Jean-Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville in Paris, returned to Madrid in 1760 and became Royal Geographer to King Charles III. - Rare map in mint condition! (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        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.

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        Antike Szene mit vor Wut rasendem König, der eine vor ihm kniende Frau an den Haaren zieht; links eine Dienerin, der ein kleines nacktes Kind flehend die Arme entgegenstreckt.

      - Feder in Braun, braun laviert, über Bleistiftskizze, auf Bütten mit undeutl. Wasserzeichen. 22.7:32,2 cm. Giani lernte in Pavia und Bologna und war 1780 in Rom. Unter dem Einfluß der Werke von Ubaldo Gandolfi, Pompeo Batoni oder Christoph Unterberger sowie durch das Studium der Antike und der älteren Malerei entwickelte er sich zu einem vielbeschäftigten klassizistischen Dekorateur.

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        Gesamtansicht von Westen mit dem Schloß und den Gartenanlagen im Vordergrund ('Das neue Bischoffliche Residenz Schloß von der Garten Seiten anzusehen des Churfürsten von Cölln in Münster. - Le nouveaux Chateau de Münster, de S.A.E. de Cologne, Prince Eveque de Münster, de la Coté de Jardin').

      - altkolorierter Kupferstich v. Balthasar Friedrich Leizelt (Leizel) b. Akademische Kunsthandlung in Augsburg, um 1780, 29,5 x 38 Westfalia Picta, Band VIII, Nr. 448. - Selten! - (Guckkastenblatt - optical view - vue d'optique - veduta d'ottica) (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Gesamtansicht von Mahon (Mahón / Maó) - ('Zweyte Aussicht von der Insul Minorrka, u. einem Theil von der Stadt u. von dem Seehafen Portmahon.').

      - altkolorierter Kupferstich v. Balthasar Friedrich Leizelt n. Fontaine b. Akademische Kunsthandlung in Augsburg, um 1780, 30 x 38,5 (Guckkastenblatt - optical view - vue d'optique - veduta d'ottica) (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Schloß ('Das Schloß zu Münster').

      - Kupferstich v. Dr. phil. Christian Ludolph Reinhold, um 1780, 23 x 33,5 Nicht bei Westfalia Picta, Band VIII ! - Thieme-Becker, Bd. XXVIII, S. 129-130. - Reinhold war als Lehrer und Schriftsteller in Osnabrück tätig. - Diese Ansicht diente Balthasar Friedrich Leizelt in Augsburg als Vorlage für ein Guckkastenblatt des Schloßes. - Die Überschrift über der Darstellung knapprandig. - Sehr seltene Ansicht! - (Guckkastenblatt - optical view - vue d'optique - veduta d'ottica) (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        MÜNSTER. "Das Schloss zu Münster". Blick auf Schloß und Anlagen mit figürlicher Staffage.

      - Altkol. Kupferstich (Guckkastenblatt) von B.F. Leitzelt nach C.L. Reinhold, um 1780, 27,5 x 39,5 cm. Prächtiges Augsburger Guckkastenblatt. Im Himmel gering fleckig, sonst gut erhalten.

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        Lambertuskathedrale - Cathédrale Notre-Dame-et-Saint-Lambert ('Prospect der grossen St. Lamberti Kirchen in Lüttich - Vue de la grande Eglise de St. Lambert à Liege').

      - altkolorierter Kupferstich v. Johann Georg Bergmüller b. Akademische Kunsthandlung in Augsburg, um 1780, 29 x 39,5 (Guckkastenblatt - optical view - vue d'optique - veduta d'ottica) - Im Hintergrund Ansicht von Liège. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Laubhüttenfest ('Die Stadt Jerusalem, wie darinen von den Juden das Laubhütten Fest gehalten worden. - La Ville de Jerusalem, come les Juifs y tenoient tous les ans la Fete des Tabernacles').

      - altkolorierter Kupferstich b. Akademische Kunsthandlung in Augsburg, um 1780, 32 x 42 (Guckkastenblatt - optical view - vue d'optique - veduta d'ottica) (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Innstadtansicht mit den Mineralquellen Pouhons ('Prospect von dem Plaz in Spa worauf die mineralische Brunnen Pouhon befindlich - Vue de la Place de Spa et de la Fontaine minerale du Pouhon.').

      - altkolorierter Kupferstich v. Bergmüller b. Akademische Kunsthandlung in Augsburg, um 1780, 29,5 x 39,5 (Guckkastenblatt - optical view - vue d'optique - veduta d'ottica) (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Schloß Het Loo / Paleis Het Loo ('Prospect von Loo des Prinz von Oranien Lust Schloßes - Vue de Loo la Residence et Pallais Chaimpetre du Prince d'Oranie').

      - Kupferstich b. Akademische Kunsthandlung in Augsburg, um 1780, 28 x 38,5 Guckkastenblatt - Zeigt Schloß und Garten Het Loo bei Apeldoorn. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Gesamtansicht ('Prospectus Portae Veteris Roterodamensis - Vista De la Puerta Vieja a Roterdam').

      - altkolorierter Kupferstich b. Remondini in Bassano, um 1780, 29,5 x 40,5 (Guckkastenblatt - optical view - vue d'optique - veduta d'ottica) (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Winterpalais in Sankt Petersburg von der Neva gesehen ('A View of the antient Winter Palace belonging to her Imperial Majesty, and the Canal with Joins the Moika to the Neva, at St. Petersburg. - Vue de l'ancien Palais d'hiver de sa Majesté Imperiale. et du Canal qui Joint la Moika avec la Neva, a St. Petersburg.').

      - altkolorierter Kupferstich b. Basset in Paris, um 1780, 26 x 39 Guckkastenblatt (opitcal view). (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        MÜNCHEN. "Vue du Grand Marché vers l'Eglise de Nôtre Dame a Munich". Blick über den Marktplatz auf die Frauenkirche.

      - Altkol. Kupferstich (Guckkastenblatt), um 1780, 27 x 43 cm. Vgl. Slg. Proebst Nr. 349. - Nordwestseite des Marienplatzes, auf dem Platz herrscht reges Treiben mit Fuhrwerken, Reitern, Kutschen, einer Sänfte und zahlreichen Passanten.

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        Forum Argentarium Roterodami - La Lonja De Mercadores De Roterdam').

      - Kupferstich b. Remondini in Bassano, um 1780, 29 x 40 (Guckkastenblatt - optical view - vue d'optique - veduta d'ottica) (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Martinstor - Porte Saint-Martin mit der Rue Saint-Martin und Rue du Faubourg Saint-Martin ('Das St. Martins Thor zu Paris welches 1674 ist erbautet worden - La Paorte St. Martin La Paris .').

      - altkolorierter Kupferstich v. Jean Benoit Winckler n. Porelle b. Akademische Kunsthandlung in Augsburg, um 1780, 29,5 x 40 (Guckkastenblatt - optical view - vue d'optique - veduta d'ottica) (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Plaza Mayor ('Platea maxima Matriti, ubi Taurorum agitationes Fiune. - La grand Place de Madrid, ou on Fait la Fameuse Fête des Taureaux.').

      - altkolorierter Kupferstich b. Remondini in Bassano, um 1780, 28,7 x 41,2 C.A. Zotti Minici, Le stampe poplari dei Remondini, S. 227, Nr. 400 u. Abb. S. 228, 400. - Guckkastenblatt. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Prospect der obern Stadt zu Quebec auf dem Plaz wo man nach dem Mühlen Cavalier gehet. - Vue de la haute Ville a Quebec avec la Place pour aller a Cavalier du Moulin'.

      - altkolorierter Kupferstich v. F.X. Habermann b. Akademische Kunsthandlung in Augsburg, um 1780, 30,5 x 40 (Guckkastenblatt - optical view - vue d'optique - veduta d'ottica) (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Ansicht mit Kaiserpalast und Hagia Sofia ('Vue du Serai ou du Palais du Grand Seigneur Lit. A. et du L'Ajja Soffia ou vulgairement aujour dui L'Eglise S. Sophie Lit. B. à Constantinople, la Ville Capitale et regnante d'Empire Ottoman').

      - altkolorierter Kupferstich v. F. Landerer b. Akademische Kunsthandlung in Augsburg, um 1780, 25 x 35 (Guckkastenblatt) (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED "D. CLAUS," FROM DANIEL CLAUS TO CAPT. MATHEWS, REPORTING ON INDIAN CAPTIVES DURING THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION]

      Montreal, 1780. folio sheet. Old folds. Four small pin holes. Very good. Accompanied by a typed transcription. Daniel Claus (1727-87) came to North America from Germany in 1749 and settled for a time in Philadelphia. Almost immediately upon his arrival he became interested in the various languages of the tribes of the Six Nations. He worked under William Johnson, and in 1760 was based in Montreal, becoming deputy agent to the Canadian Indians and reporting to both Johnson and the local military government. By the mid-1760s he had married and had acquired considerable land in the vicinity of Albany, New York. His life changed, both administratively and personally, when in 1774, Sir William Johnson died suddenly, and Sir Guy Carleton replaced Claus with John Campbell. Shortly thereafter, with the outbreak of the American Revolution and the subsequent defeat of Burgoyne at Saratoga, the Loyalist cause in the upper Hudson valley was lost, and Claus and his family fled to Canada, leaving behind their lands and their possessions. In 1778, Frederick Haldimand, Carleton's successor, appointed Claus deputy agent of the Six Nations in Canada, with special emphasis on the Mohawks. In this hurriedly written letter (probably the original draft of the letter, containing many manuscript corrections), which pertains to one Peter Hansen, "active in ye Rebellion," whom the Indians had taken for the British "for intelligence," Claus also mentions in an afterthought: "The Mohawk Village here is somewhat sickly within this short time.

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