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        The History and Lives of the most Notorious Pirates, and their Crews . the third edition

      Sabine and Son, London 1780 - (7 x 4 inches). 96pp. 15 woodcut full-page illustrations. Publisher's wrappers, upper wrapper with a large woodcut portrait of Capt. Martel (repeated from the illustration on p. 27), lower wrapper with publisher's ads Scarce 18th-century, illustrated chapbook edition of Johnson's "Lives of Pirates" This fascinating work, first published in 1724, was an instant success. The work remained in print in various languages throughout the 18th and 19th centuries - with over 30 editions being published before 1900. It now serves as one of the most important contemporary printed sources for information about the British pirates of the first decades of the 18th century. It includes chapters on all the great ones: Captain Avery, Edward Blackbeard Teach, Steed Bonnet, Bartholomew Roberts, Henry Morgan and others. Also includes chapters on two female pirates, Mary Read and Anne Bonny. "This work is considered a sequel to Exquemelin's Bucaniers of America, and most of the pirates it records operated in the West Indies and American waters . Nothing is known of the author who called himself Captain Johnson, and the name may be an assumed one. Beginning in 1724, and continuing to the present day, books on pirates have appeared under his name. There is no evidence to support the idea that Johnson was an actual pirate, even though his accounts seem remarkably accurate. There also appears to be little substance to the coincidence that a contemporary dramatist of the same name wrote a play, The successful pyrate, about a popular hero Captain Avery. J. R. Moore identified Captain Johnson as Daniel Defoe . , but this was contested by P. N. Furbank and W. R. Owens in 1988, as well as by David Cordingly in a 1998 edition of Johnson. If the author was Defoe, it is interesting to note that he also wrote an elaborate review of the work" (Hill). Others, including his bibliographer Moore, have attributed the work to Daniel Defoe based on the internal relationship to his works of proven authorship (cf. J.R. Moore, Defoe in the pillory. 1939. p. 126-188). The National Maritime Museum notes that there is "considerable evidence' to suggest that 'Johnson may well have been a nom de plume used by Daniel Defoe" (Piracy & Privateering p. 83). This edition not recorded by ESTC and with only one example in OCLC. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Turquie d'Europe

      1780. Incisione in rame di Lattrè, interamente colorata d'epoca, mm 500x660. Tratta da " Atlas modèrne ou collectiòn des cartes". Bell'esemplare con bel cartiglio figurato; qualche piega.

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        Particular Draughts of some of the chief African Islands in the mediterranian, as also in the Atlantic and Ethiopic oceans

      Artist: Bowen Emanuel ca ; issued in: London; date: ca1780 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: original colored; - condition: Very good; - size (in cm): 35 x 42,5; - description: Map shows Teneriffa, the island of Cap Verde, Madeira, Malta with Gozo, St. Helena, the Bay of Agoa de Saldanha, Dutch Fort at Cap of good hope and Table Bay with Robin Island; - vita of the artist: Emanuel Bowen (1714- 1767 in London) was an English map engraver, who worked for George II of England and Louis XV of France as a geographer. In spite of his royal appointments and apparent prosperity he died in poverty and his son, who carried on the business was no more fortunate and died in a Clerkenwell workhouse in 1790.

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        Midnight the Signal. Sixteen letters to a lady of quality. (London), sold by Dodsley, 1779. 3 Bll., 230 S., 1 w. Bl. 3 Bll., 226 (recte 224) S., 1 w. Bl. Mit 2 Kupfertiteln. Kalbslederbände d. Zt. m. RSch., RVerg. und Kantenvergoldung (berieben, etw. bestoßen).

      Taylor, Jonas Hanway, S. 169.- Erste Ausgabe der Dialoge über die 'Thorheit der Mode, ... die Leidenschaft für die Vergnügungen'. Die letzten drei Kapitel sind der weiblichen Erziehung gewidmet.- Vorsätze leimschattig, alter handschriftlicher Besitzeintrag auf Vorsatz.- Dabei: Ders. Mitternacht, das Signal. In sechzehn Briefen an eine Dame vom Stande. Aus dem Englischen. 2 in 1 Bd. Leipzig, Schwicker, 1780. Kupfertitel, 136 S. Drucktitel, 1 Bl. (Inhalt), 122 S. Pp. d. Zt. m. goldgepr. RSch. (leicht berieben).- Erste deutsche Ausgabe.- Mit alten handschriftlichen Anmerkungen auf dem Spiegel und Vorsatz.-

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        Schloss und Hofgarten ('Prospect des Marggräfl. Schlosses und Gartens zu Schwedt').

      - Kupferstich v. Schleuen, um 1780, 19 x 31,5 Berndt, Märkische Ansichten, 1727

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        Lustschloß Herzog Anton Ulrichs von der Vorderseite mit Gartenanlage aus halber Vogelschau ('Prospect des Herzogl. Braunschweigischen Lust Schlosses und Gartens zu Salzdalem').

      - Kupferstich v. Schleuen, um 1780, 19 x 31

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        Magd mit zwei Herren. Öl auf Leinwand. Um 1800 (?). 76 x 60,5 cm. Gerahmt.

      1780 - Vor einem Tisch sitzend eine Magd zwischen zwei Herren, der Ältere zur Linken hält scheinbar bekümmert ihre Hand, dem knieenden Jüngeren legt sie ihren Arm um die Schulter.- Wohl Kopie nach einem holländischen Meister.- Gedunkelt, kraqueliert, wenige kleine Farbabplatzer am Kopf des älteren Herren und der Magd sowie an ihrem Arm und Kleid desweiteren wenige am unteren Bildrand. Gewicht in Gramm: 500

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        Antique Print-PORT-SLOOP-BATAVIA-JAKARTA-INDONESIA-Probst-ca. 1780

      - Antique print, titled: 'De Reede van Batavia.' - East India merchant ships and some sloops near the harbour of Batavia, present day Jakarta, Indonesia. This is an optical print, also called 'vue optique' or 'vue d'optique', which were made to be viewed through a Zograscope, or other devices of convex lens and mirrors, all of which produced an optical illusion of depth. Handcoloured engraving on hand laid paper. Description: Published by Georg Balthasar Probst (1732 - 1801) who was a German artist, engraver and publisher in Augsburg, a major European publishing center in the 17th and 18th centuries. He produced architectural views of places around the world, including vues d�optique, which were published in various places during the last half of the 18th century, including Paris, Augsburg and London. Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Georg Matthaus Probst' after own design. Georg Matthaus Probst (d. 1788) was an engraver from Augsburg, Germany, son of Georg Balthazar Probst. Condition: Very good, given age. Old colouring. Some faint soiling in the margin. Edges reinforced on rear. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: R1-024 TPC The overall size is ca. 17.9 x 13 inch. The image size is ca. 16.1 x 12.4 inch. The overall size is ca. 45.5 x 33 cm. The image size is ca. 41 x 31.5 cm.

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        Antique Map-ENGLAND-SCOTLAND-IRELAND-SEA CHART-Bonne-Lattre-ca. 1780

      1780 - Antique print, titled: 'Petit Neptune Anglois ou Carte Marine des Cotes d'Angleterre, d'Ecosse et d'Irlande.' - A map of the coasts of England, Scotland and Ireland, with depth soundings and coastal towns indicated. With an inset map of the Shetland Islands, and a large decorative cartouche. Description: Source unknown, to be determined. Provenance: With two collection stamps on the front: "Depot General de la Guerre" and "Depot des Cart. Pl. et Journ. de la Marine".Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Jean Lattre' after 'Rigobert Bonne'. Jean Lattre was an 18th. c. French Royal engraver, editor and merchant. Rigobert Bonne (1727-1795) was one of the most important cartographers of the late 18th century. In 1773 he succeeded Jacques Bellin as Royal Cartographer to France in the office of the Hydrographer at the Depot de la Marine. Working in his official capacity Bonne compiled some of the most detailed and accurate maps of the period. Bonne's work represents an important step in the evolution of the cartographic ideology away from the decorative work of the 17th and early 18th century towards a more detail oriented and practical aesthetic. With regard to the rendering of terrain Bonne maps bear many stylistic similarities to those of his predecessor, Bellin. However, Bonne maps generally abandon such common 18th century decorative features such as hand coloring, elaborate decorative cartouches, and compass roses. While mostly focusing on coastal regions, the work of Bonne is highly regarded for its detail, historical importance, and overall aesthetic appeal. Engraving with contemporary hand colouring on hand laid (verge) paper. Anonymous. Very good, given age. Original middle fold (as issued). Rear blank. Some creases in the and left right margins, around the middle fold. Scattered small wormholes. Some creasing. Sheet overall lightly browned. Two ink stamps in the image area. Three small restorations on the left margin (rear). General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. The overall size is ca. 66.5 x 54 cm. The image size is ca. 62 x 47 cm. The overall size is ca. 26.2 x 21.3 inch. The image size is ca. 24.4 x 18.5 inch. Storage location: Overasselt-100

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        Opera. Recognovit, emendavit, supplementis explevit Gabriel Brotier. Mit Titel-Vignetten u. Stammtafel der Cäsaren. 5 Bde.

      Mannheim Loeffler -1781 1780 - Ca. 2140 S. HLdr. d. Zt. m. 2 RSch. (minimal berieben u. bestoßen, Rücken mit minimalen Abschabungen). Schweiger II, 1005. - Mit dem seltenen Supplementband. - Nachdruck des Brotierschen Textes, der erstmals 1771 in Paris erschien und auf zahlreichen Handschriften basiert. - Nur die Vorsätze mit Abklatsch u. teils minimal fleckig, sonst sehr saubere, kompakte Ausgabe, NaV. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Antique Print-SEA CHART-COAST-SPAIN-PORTUGAL-NORTH AFRICA-Rochette-Faden-1780

      1780 - Antique print, titled: 'A Chart of the Coasts of Spain and Portugal, with the Balearic Islands and Part of the Coast of Barbary.' - A chart of the Spanish and Portugese coasts, with parts of France and North Africa. Regions are indicated, as well as towns along the coast and river inlets as well as depth soundings in the sea Description: 2nd edition, published by William Faden, London, 1780.Artists and Engravers: Made by 'William Faden' after 'L.S. de la Rochette'. William Faden (1750-1836) Cartographer and publisher who took over Thomas Jefferys's business in 1771. He was Geographer to His Majesty the King and the Prince of Wales. Faden's work was of the highest standard. Louis Stanislas d'Arcy de la Rochette (1731-1802). Engraving with hand colouring on wove paper. Anonymous. Good, given age. Original middle fold, as issued. A small tear in the left margin. Right margin with a tear, creasing and some paper loss (all well outside image area). Offsetting from where the map was folded over itself. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. The overall size is ca. 64.3 x 46.9 cm. The image size is ca. 58.2 x 42.3 cm. The overall size is ca. 25.3 x 18.5 inch. The image size is ca. 22.9 x 16.7 inch. Storage location: Overasselt-123

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        The State of the Prisons in England and Wales, with preliminary observations, and an account of some foreign prisons and hospitals

      William Eyres; and sold by T. Cadell. and N.Conant. London, Warrington 1780 - Octavo, with ten folding engraved plates including seven highly detailed architectural plans; a superb copy in original condition, edges completely uncut, in original boards, spine lettered in ink preserved in a quarter morocco case. A very fine copy of the second and best edition of John Howard's exhaustive and highly influential examination of the prisons of Britain and Europe, considerably enlarged from the first edition of 1777 and with an additional seven engraved folding plates. Howard's criticism of British gaols was contemporary with recent discoveries in the Pacific, marking IT out as one of the fundamental works in the debate that would culminate in the establishment of the penal colony at Botany Bay.Howard's study is a landmark in the history of criminology. Like his successor Jeremy Bentham, Howard took great interest in the architecture of prisons and demonstrated that an improvement of the penal environment could promote rehabilitation. The extended series of plates prepared for this edition includes seven detailed plans of existing prisons including Newgate and the Bastille.In 1773 Howard accepted the office of high sheriff of Bedford and was appalled by the conditions in the local gaol. As a result, he began an exhaustive examination of British gaols and in 1774 gave evidence to a parliamentary committee which legislated for gaolers to be paid a fixed salary to minimise their extorting money from prisoners, while all those detained without charge were immediately released. Howard continued to agitate for better food and medical care and launched a systematic inspection of British and continental gaols.The State of Prisons is a rich source of statistical data and detailed description alike. Interestingly, this second edition expands upon the condition of the Thames hulks based on a series of visits made in 1779. Howard reports that the pursers' weights were doctored for personal gain and that new rations of cloth and bedding had been issued specifically for his visits to the Justicia and her sister hulk the Censor. He reports horrific mortality rates on the hulk Justicia: between August 1776 and March 1778 a staggering 176 of the 632 prisoners had died. The appalling conditions and vice on the hulks led to their widespread condemnation and calls for transportation as a preferable state of affairs.He draws comparisons between the elimination of scurvy at sea and maintaining the health of prisoners and refers to the scholarship of Sir John Pringle and James Lind, both eminent contemporary physicians of the scurvy problem. Tragically, Howard would die in the Crimea in 1790 from the very prison fever he sought to eradicate. Provenance: Private collection (Sydney). A little appropriate wear to binding; generally in admirable original condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        John André

      , n.d. n.d.. Piece of granite, 3” x 2” x 0.5”. Fine condition. From the John S. Reigart Collection of Historical American Relics.Attached to a card with string. A label was then affixed to the granite upon which Reigart neatly penned, “Cell of / Major Andre / A.D. 1780.” The card originally measured 3.25” x 4”, but the upper right has been torn off. Letters and words missing are in brackets. Reigart wrote on the card, “Piece of [the Cell] / in which Maj[or Andre] / was confined dur[ing the] / American Revoluti[on] / (at Fort Putnam, West [Point] / New Yor[k].”John S. Reigart was born in 1833 or 1834 in New York City where he resided for most of his life. By occupation, he was a bank clerk with very precise penmanship which is evident on his identification card and label. During the mid and late 19th century Reigart assembled a comprehensive collection of relics from every period of America’s history. He was clearly aware of the importance of provenance of all the pieces in his collection and included detailed documentation in the form of period ink script notes, most of which he attached to the actual artifacts. About ten years ago, Reigart’s collection was discovered in the estate of a deceased Connecticut book dealer.

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        Versuch über die natürliche und politische Geschichte der böhmischen und mährischen Bergwerke. 2 Teile und Beilagen in 1 Band.

      Wien Matthias Andreas Schmidt 1780 - Mit gestochenem Titel, 15 großformatigen Kupferstich-Vignetten und 1 gefalteten Kupferstich-Karte, alles gestochen von J. E. Mansfeld bzw. Jacob Adam. XX, 464 S., 17 nn. Bl. 34 x 24 cm. Halblederband der Zeit (restauriert; Deckelbezüge erneuert, Wurmspuren) mit zwei Bindebändern. (064). VD18 14533235-011. Poggendorff II, 388. - Erste Ausgabe. - Außerordentlich gründliche und detailreiche, auf historische Quellen gestützte Darstellung der Topographie, Geologie und Geschichte der gesamten Bergwerksgegend südlich des sächsischen Erzgebirges. - Hauptwerk des böhmischen Montan- und Naturwissenschaftlers Johann Thaddäus Anton Peithner, Edler von Lichtenfels (1727-1792). Breitrandiger Druck, ausgestattet mit prachtvollen Vignetten. - Mit einer zusätzlich beigebundenen kolorierten Kupferstichkarte Böhmens, gestochen von T. C. Lotter. - Nur schwach gebräunt und mitunter gering fleckig, Wurmspuren. - Insgesamt gutes Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        6 Antique Prints-COASTAL VIEWS-MARINE-BOAT-SHIP-BREST-Ozanne-1780

      - 6 Antique prints, titled: '1. Petite Gabare appareillant. - 2. Petite Gabare a la Voile. - 3. Bugalet a la Rame. - 4. Bugalet allant Vent arriere sous la Misaine.- 5. Bugalet serrant le Vent arriere sous toutes ses Voiles. - 6.Bugalet revirant Vent devant.' - Series of 6 ships from the port of Brest, France. Attrractive and finely engraved coastal views with ships, boats (scow, bugalet) and figures. Etching and engraving on hand laid paper. Description: From: 'Differens petits Batimens du Port de Brest.', published in Paris by la V. de F. Chereau aux 2 piliers d'or in 1780.Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Marie-Elizabeth Ozanne and Jeanne Francoise Ozanne' after own design. Marie-Elizabeth Ozanne (1736-1786) Jeanne Francoise Ozanne (1734-1795). Condition: Very good, given age. Small stains in margin. Margin with light soiling. Two original holes in in left margin from binding. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: Q1-111 TPC The overall size is ca. 8.6 x 5.5 inch. The image size is ca. 5.9 x 3.1 inch. The overall size is ca. 21.8 x 13.9 cm. The image size is ca. 15.1 x 8 cm.

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        histoire du chevalier du soleil et de son frére rosiclair

      pissot 1780 - les 2 tomes en reliure cuir rare édition originale avec dans le tome premier une planche de musique p 365 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Revolutionary War

      , 1780 - 1790. 1780 - 1790. Archive contains: Hendrik Wyckoff manuscript document signed Rev. War dated from New York, Oct. 11, 1780. 1 p. Reads in part: "Strict attention it is expected will be paid by the Officers to Brigade Orders of the first Instant, Commanding Officer of Companies who have neglected to deliver in their return as directed by Brigade Orders of the 15th of last Month will deliver their returns to the Adjutant without delay... Commanding Officers of each Company will Provide themselves each with an Orderly Book in Order that all the general, Brigade, & Regimental Orders may be regularly & properly entered... ." Worn at folds, nicked at edges. David Wolfe. New York, Sept. 28, 1790. ADS "David Wolfe Major/Commandant the third/Regt," 1 p. In part: "The fifth day of October next is appointed by General orders for the Annual Review and inspection of the Brigade, & for that purpose the Commanding Officers of Companies are to assemble their respective compainies (sic) on their several parades on that day in the morning... The Drums of the Regiment are to assemble in front of Saint Pauls Church at 7 oClock in the morning & Beat the General down broadway through John Street up Queen Street... ." Nicks at edges, portion missing at lower right corner. Gerard Rutgers. New York, Oct. 5, 1790. Manuscript Document Signed: "Gerard Rutgers," 1 p. Docketed on verso by Major David Wolfe: "Maneuvers/Brigade Parade." Headed: "Maneuvers for 5th Octr. 1790." In part: "1- Review Regts present in Succession as the Officers come to their fronts. 2- Wheel by platoons - and pass the reviewing Officer as Usual. 3- Open Ranks and perform the Manual. To prevent Mistakes, The Legion & the 2 Regt perform together first- The first and 3d next, and the 5th and 4 Regt last as described under... Orders will be Communicated by the Drums... ." This document lists the maneuvers (including a diagram) for one of the brigades ordered to parade in Major Wolfe's Sept. 28, 1790 document. Good condition. David Wolfe. New York, 1790. ADS: "By David Wolfe Major Commandant of the third Regiment of Militia, in the City and County of New York," 1.25 pages. Major Wolfe has written the format for a "Warrant to Collect Fines for non appearance" of a Private in the Regiment at any place he was ordered to appear, "being duly Warned... and if any of the Persons aforesaid are under the age of twenty one years, apprentices, or Servants, you are hereby further authorized and Required, to Demand and receive the said fines from the Father or Mother, Masters or Mistresses, of such respective Infants, apprentices or Servants... ." Nicks at edges.

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        Hologaph Document Signed: Extract from the Minutes of the Governor and Council of Safety. Payment to Lieut.-Col. Henry Champion

      [Connecticut], 1780. Fine. Holograph document signed by Lieut.-Col. (later General) Henry Champion dated 15 November 1780. Old folds else about fine. A pay document giving £6000 to Champion as Superintendent of the purchasing commissary for Connecticut. Signed by Benjamin Payne, as Clerk for the Council of Safety and endorsed as received by Champion. Champion fought at Bunker Hill. In 1777, he was commissioned Captain in the 3rd Connecticut Regiment; in 1779 appointed Acting Major of the First Battalion Light Brigade, and resigned his commission in 1781 to become Commissary General of the Eastern Department. This document would seem to indicate that he was already acting in that position in 1780. A clean and attractive Revolutionary War document.

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        L'Histoire de l'Amerique. Translated from the English. Maastricht, Dufour & Roux, 1780.

      4 volumes. Half leather. Good copy. 338+512+499+396 pag. Illustrated with 4 folding maps and a folding plate.B0238.

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        Vida, y Martyrio del siervo de dios Pedro Borguny Mallorquin, martyrisado en Argel a los 30 Agosto 1654. Dividida en dos partes.

      En Roma, por Miquel Angel Barbiellini a la Minerva, 1780. - in-4. 1f. XVI. 143pp. Vélin de l'époque, pièce de titre. Edition Originale de la première biographie de Pedro Borguny (1628-1654), illustre figure mallorquine du 17e siècle. Originaire de Palma, ce fils de bonne famille était parti à l'aventure, dès son plus jeune âge, à bord des navires marchands qui sillonaient la Méditerranée; fait prisonnier par des pirates arabes, il fut réduit en esclavage une première fois en Alger où il passa trois années avant d'être libéré une première fois grâce aux efforts de son père. Revenu à Mallorca, il se maria mais, devenu veuf peu après et forcé de quitter son île natale en raison de son implication dans une rixe, il s'installa à Valencia comme négociant de tissus, reprenant ses voyages maritimes et caressant l'espoir de libérer ses anciens compagnons d'esclavage encore retenus prisonniers à Oran. C'est en organisant une expédition de libération qu'il fut à nouveau fait prisonnier en Alger. Après plusieurs années de captivité, menacé d'être envoyé à Constantinople et de perdre tout espoir d'être libéré, Borguny céda aux instances de ses geôliers et il se convertit à l'islam mais quelques mois plus tard, pris de remords, il renia publiquement sa conversion auprès du Dey d'Alger. Il mourut en martyr, brûlé vif, le 30 août 1654. Ses reliques, ramenées à Paris par les soins d'un religieux présent au moment du supplice, furent rapatriées à Palma de Mallorca en 1750 et la présente biographie fut rédigée d'après les documents consultés par l'auteur à Rome, où il la fit imprimer. Le feuillet de dédicace ("Dedicase este libro al muy ilustre Ayuntamiento de la Ciudad de Palma y Reyno de Mallorca") semble avoir été rajouté après l'impression et ne figure pas dans tous les exemplaires, mais il est bien présent ici. Rousseurs éparses. Bon exemplaire dans son vélin d'origine, probablement italien. Palau, 196029 (qui ne décrit pas le f. de dédicace). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        John André

      n.d.. Piece of granite, 3” x 2” x 0.5”. Fine condition. From the John S. Reigart Collection of Historical American Relics.<br /><br />Attached to a card with string. A label was then affixed to the granite upon which Reigart neatly penned, <I>“Cell of / Major Andre / A.D. 1780.”</I> The card originally measured 3.25” x 4”, but the upper right has been torn off. Letters and words missing are in brackets. Reigart wrote on the card, <I>“Piece of [the Cell] / in which Maj[or Andre] / was confined dur[ing the] / American Revoluti[on] / (at Fort Putnam, West [Point] / New Yor[k].”</I><br /><br />John S. Reigart was born in 1833 or 1834 in New York City where he resided for most of his life. By occupation, he was a bank clerk with very precise penmanship which is evident on his identification card and label. During the mid and late 19th century Reigart assembled a comprehensive collection of relics from every period of America’s history. He was clearly aware of the importance of provenance of all the pieces in his collection and included detailed documentation in the form of period ink script notes, most of which he attached to the actual artifacts. About ten years ago, Reigart’s collection was discovered in the estate of a deceased Connecticut book dealer.<br />

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        Untitled composite atlas

      1st edition. Large folio. Without title page. Comprising 99 maps (17 double-page European, 9 coloured in outline, & 19 single-page European uncoloured - the rest of the world comprises 63 maps, 2 uncoloured and folding, 11 double page uncoloured, 4 double page coloured in outline, with 4 folding also similarly coloured. There are further 31 single page maps (4 coloured in outline) together with 2 coloured folding hemispheres and a double page chart of the sunrise throughout the year. Maps generally excellent. Recent quarter calf in period style with contemporary blue paper-covered boards, red morocco label and gilt lettering to spine; boards slightly rubbed, corners lacking paper covering. Variant dates on maps (mostly earlier than publication date). 

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        LA PYROTECHNIE PRATIQUE, ou Dialogues entre un Amateur des feux d'Artifice, pour le Spectacle, & un Jeune homme curieux de s'en instruire.

      Paris L. Cellot & Jombert fils jeune 1780 - FIRST EDITION 1780. French text, 8vo, approximately 200 x 120 mm, 8 x 4¾ inches, 1 folding table, 6 of 7 folding plates, (PLATE IV IS MISSING), pages: xxxviii, (2), 340 including explanation of the plates, bound in full antique calf, raised bands and gilt decoration to spine, gilt lettered morocco label, all edges red. Hinges cracked at tail, maximum 60 mm (2½ inches), lower hinge just starting to crack at head, covers holding firmly, tiny chip to leather on lower hinge, just showing on spine, some slight surface cracks to spine, very slight chipping to head and tail, covers show surface pitting, corners just slightly worn, inner paper hinges cracked, small early cutting about the publisher pasted to second endpaper, intermittent damp stains to lower corners and upper third of the page on title page and first 69 pages, Plate V has some large pale damp stains, the rest of the contents are clean, small closed tear and tiny chip to lower corner of title page. Binding tight and firm. A good copy (lacking 1 plate as noted). This book covers a very wide range of recreational fireworks and how to make and use them. Chris Philip, A Bibliography of Firework Books, page 66, No. G120.1. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Entree au Port de l'Havane. Gravee d'apres le Tableau de Vernet.

      1780 - Paris, c. 1780. 180 x 230mm, wide generous margins. View of Havana Harbour, engraved by Heyden from a painting by Joseph Vernet.

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        Account of the Russian Discoveries Between Asia and America. To Which are added the Conquest of Siberia,

      1780 - and the History of the Transactions and Commerce between Russia and China. A Comparative View of the Russian Discoveries with those made by Captain Cook and Clerke; and a Sketch of What remains to be ascertained by Future Navigators. 1st edition. Armorial bookplate of William Arthur, Sixth Duke of Portland on front pastedown endpaper. 4 charts and maps (2 folding, two extending) and one large folding plate. 4to. xxii,344pp plus xiiipp index and 2pp.ads. Contemporary calf, worn and marked, recently professionally rebacked. Interior clean and crisp. T. Cadell. London, Samuel Enderby was one of the most important figures in the history of Pacific whaling. Following the Boston Tea Party, when the cargoes of tea carried in Enderby's ships were lost, his company moved into the Southern Fishery for sperm whales. Along with Alexander Champion and John St Barbe he fought for ?an unlimited right of fishing in all seas?, which they had attained by 1801, when all but the China Seas were open to the whalers. It was in one of his whaling ships (the Tula) that Biscoe discovered ?Enderby Land? in the Antarctic. Sabin, 17309; Hill, p71; Streeter VI, 3481; cf.Lada-Mocarski, 29. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Annales politiques civiles et litteraires du dix-huitieme siecle. En 9 volumes.

      A Lausanne, Chez la Société Typographique, M. DCC. LXXVIII, 1778 - 1780, - in-8vo, ca. 500 p. par volume, reliure en plein veau, pièce de titre en maroquin rouge au dos, tranches vertes (charnière T. 1 début de fente, sinon bel ensemble. Periodique rarement complet. Ldrbde. d. Zt. (Kap. tls. läd.). Linguet (1736-1794), frz. Rechtsgelehrter u. Schriftsteller erwarb sich durch zahlr. jurist. u. hist. Schriften einen Namen, wegen scharfer Formulierungen wurden seine Werke aber v. d. Regierung verboten. Er begab sich zu Voltaire in die Schweiz u. begann in seinem Aufsehen erregenden Werk "Annales politiques civiles et littéraires". In Frankreich wurde er verhaftet und hingerichtet. - Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        LA PYROTECHNIE PRATIQUE, ou Dialogues entre un Amateur des feux d'Artifice, pour le Spectacle, & un Jeune homme curieux de s'en instruire.

      Paris, L. Cellot, & Jombert fils jeune, 1780.. FIRST EDITION 1780. French text, 8vo, approximately 200 x 120 mm, 8 x 4¾ inches, 1 folding table, 6 of 7 folding plates, (PLATE IV IS MISSING), pages: xxxviii, (2), 340 including explanation of the plates, bound in full antique calf, raised bands and gilt decoration to spine, gilt lettered morocco label, all edges red. Hinges cracked at tail, maximum 60 mm (2½ inches), lower hinge just starting to crack at head, covers holding firmly, tiny chip to leather on lower hinge, just showing on spine, some slight surface cracks to spine, very slight chipping to head and tail, covers show surface pitting, corners just slightly worn, inner paper hinges cracked, small early cutting about the publisher pasted to second endpaper, intermittent damp stains to lower corners and upper third of the page on title page and first 69 pages, Plate V has some large pale damp stains, the rest of the contents are clean, small closed tear and tiny chip to lower corner of title page. Binding tight and firm. A good copy (lacking 1 plate as noted). This book covers a very wide range of recreational fireworks and how to make and use them. Chris Philip, A Bibliography of Firework Books, page 66, No. G120.1. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        A Tour in Ireland with General Observations on the Present State of That Kingdom: made in the Years 1776, 1777 and 1778: and Brought down to the End of 1779.

      London. Printed for T. Cadell. 1780.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Book 4to, 28.2cm, the First Edition, ,xi,[7],(subscriber's),384,168,[4]p., appendix, index, with 2 copper engraved plates, in contemporary full mottled polished calf, gilt ruled raised bands, crushed green morocco label, gilt titles, some amount of worming on the final few leaves, some wear on the board edges and some random mottled wear on the boards still a near fine antique copy. (cgc) Young, Arthur (1741 1820), agricultural reformer and writer. By 1776 Young felt he needed a new field of interest and he decided on a visit to Ireland, a project he had been thinking of for some time. Armed with letters of introduction, he travelled widely, returning home in October of that year 'without a shilling' (Autobiography, 81 2). However, by the following summer he was able to return in the capacity of resident agent to Lord Kings-borough, with responsibility for supervising a huge estate at Michelstown to the north of Cork. He now gave up Bradmore Farm, but his new career proved to be short lived. He was at Michelstown for only a year, although in that time he set ambitious improvements to the estate. The cause of his leaving the post so quickly is obscure, but he returned to Bradfield on 1 January 1779 to work on his A Tour in Ireland with an annuity of 72 a year in lieu of his arrears of salary. The book appeared in 1780, was well received at the time, and has since become a valuable source as one of the few accounts of conditions in Ireland at this time. Among other subjects Young had much to say on commercial policy and the activities of the Dublin Society; and in addition Young attacked the practice of subletting land to middlemen and made some interesting observations on the living conditions of the poor. - DNB .

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        Print] Vue du Gros Temple dans la Ville de Mexico

      Academie Imperial d'Empire des Arts libereaux None (circa 1780), Augsburg - Print measuring 12 x 16 inches (30.5 x 42 cm). Vew of the Great Temple in the City of Mexico. Charming, but totally fabricated view of what the great teocalli of the Aztecs would have looked like at the time of Cortez' arrival. Surrounding houses, gardens, trees, pedestrians, a horse even, a lake in the background -- all betray the engraver's German experience, and total lack of any knowledge of the subject of his engraving. However, it is quite rare, no copy having appeared at auction or recorded on OCLC. Hand-colored (appears to be contemporaneous with the print), with the title in reverse, which gives it away as a vue d'optique, i.e. an image meant to be viewed in a special optical device which would render a kind of three-dimensional effect. The legend at the bottom reads, in French and German: "Vue de gros temple dan la ville de Mexico, le quel est voue a l'Idole Vizlibuzli, il est batit a la facon des Pyramides Egyptiennes, et au dehors l'escalier depuis le bas jusqu'en haut de 130 degres, chacune de 8 Pouces, et taille superbement d'une excellente Pierre, et en haut il y a deux Autelles, ou les pretres font leurs offrandes." Fine condition, matted.

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        [Print] Vue du Gros Temple dans la Ville de Mexico

      Augsburg: Academie Imperial d'Empire des Arts libereaux, None (circa 1780). Print measuring 12 x 16 inches (30.5 x 42 cm). Vew of the Great Temple in the City of Mexico. Charming, but totally fabricated view of what the great teocalli of the Aztecs would have looked like at the time of Cortez' arrival. Surrounding houses, gardens, trees, pedestrians, a horse even, a lake in the background -- all betray the engraver's German experience, and total lack of any knowledge of the subject of his engraving. However, it is quite rare, no copy having appeared at auction or recorded on OCLC. Hand-colored (appears to be contemporaneous with the print), with the title in reverse, which gives it away as a vue d'optique, i.e. an image meant to be viewed in a special optical device which would render a kind of three-dimensional effect. The legend at the bottom reads, in French and German: "Vue de gros temple dan la ville de Mexico, le quel est voue a l'Idole Vizlibuzli, il est batit a la facon des Pyramides Egyptiennes, et au dehors l'escalier depuis le bas jusqu'en haut de 130 degres, chacune de 8 Pouces, et taille superbement d'une excellente Pierre, et en haut il y a deux Autelles, ou les pretres font leurs offrandes." Fine condition, matted.

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        Antique Map-MOLUCCAS-INDONESIA-JAVA-TIMOR-Bonne-1780

      - Antique Map : 'Carte des Isles de la Sonde et des isles Moluques'. (Map of the Islands of Indonesia, The Moluccas, Philipines.) Detailed map of southeast Asia, showing the Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, Java and the island of Borneo. Inset with the islands of the Moluccas. With cartouche and scale. Copperplate engraving on verge type hand laid paper with watermark. Outline hand colour. Description: Published in France, ca. 1780.Artists and Engravers: Rigobert Bonne (1727-1795) was one of the most important cartographers of the late 18th century. In 1773 Bonne succeeded Jacques Nicolas Bellin as Royal Cartographer to France in the office of the Hydrographer at the Depà t de la Marine. Working in his official capacity, Bonne compiled some of the most detailed and accurate maps of the period. Condition: Excellent; general age related toning; some light staining from handling. Storage location: (BG) A165-01 The overall size is ca. 15 x 9.8 inch. The image size is ca. 12.6 x 8.5 inch. The overall size is ca. 38 x 25 cm. The image size is ca. 32 x 21.5 cm.

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        Tableaux topographiques, pittoresques, physiques, historiques, moraux, politiques, littéraires, de la Suisse (vol. I); (and:) Tableaux de la Suisse ou voyage pittoresque fait dans les treize cantons et états alliés du Corps hélvetique; (followed by) Table analytique et raisonnée des Tableaux de la Suisse . par (F.A.) Quétant (vol. II); Tableaux de la Suisse, ou Voyage pittoresque fait dans les treize cantons et états alliés du Corps Helvétique (vol. 3: plates).

      Paris, Clousier, Lamy 1780 - With frontispiece after Moreau le jeune engr. by Née, engr. title with view by Née, and 430 copper engravings numbered 1-278. Large folio. 19th century red morocco, spines with gilt lettering, gilt borders on covers, gilt inner dentelles, t.e.g., signed Koehler on spine of vol. I (somewhat rubbed, a few spots). Exlibris Christopher Tynor, Stoke Rochford Library, Lincolnshire. Paris, Clousier, Lamy, 1780-88. First edition. A nice copy of this precious and classic work on Switzerland, with fine views drawn by Bertaux, Besson, Brandoin, Châtelet, S.H. Grimm, Le Barbier, Pérignon, a.o., and engraved by Née, Niquet, Alix, de Longueil, Dequevauviller, Droyer, Borguet, Masquelier, Choffard, Aveline, a.o. Many leaves have two or more engravings, the numbering is sometimes repeated, sometimes there are several numbers on one leaf. There are 7 double-page maps (included in the numbering) by Clermont, one after Daniel Bruckner, one a view after B. A. Dunker. The plate volume has, on half-title verso, the portrait-medallions of Zurlauben and Laborde (no. 278 in the plate index). The majority of plates show picturesque views of the most famous places in Switzerland, some show historical events, portraits of eminent citizens, coins and seals, etc. Zurlauben (1720-1799) published the first volume anonymously making it seem is if it was Laborde's work. The second volume with a slightly different title bears Zurlauben's name. His monumental work offers a wealth of facts about Switzerland, and is a testimony to his vast erudition. He cites sources and writes with ease, but with a serious approach which earned him the esteem of fellow scholars at home and abroad. The work is dedicated to the count of Artois, Colonel-General of Switzerland. - Cohen/de Ricci 1075; Lewine 581; Lonchamp 3362; Haller I, 235; Wäber 38; Reynaud 573; Fürstenberg 46, 101, 110, 151; Feller/Bonjour 505f.; Brunet V, 1546; Barth 17338. GEOGRAPHY:TRAVEL ; HELVETICA: ALLGEMEIN ; GEOGRAPHIE, REISEN ; GRAPHIC ARTS:ILLUSTRATED BOOKS ; [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The State of the Prisons in England and Wales, with preliminary observations, and an account of some foreign prisons and hospitals

      Warrington: William Eyres; and sold by T. Cadell... and N.Conant... London, 1780. A little appropriate wear to binding; generally in admirable original condition.. Octavo, with ten folding engraved plates including seven highly detailed architectural plans; a superb copy in original condition, edges completely uncut, in original boards, spine lettered in ink preserved in a quarter morocco case. A very fine copy of the second and best edition of John Howard's exhaustive and highly influential examination of the prisons of Britain and Europe, considerably enlarged from the first edition of 1777 and with an additional seven engraved folding plates. Howard's criticism of British gaols was contemporary with recent discoveries in the Pacific, marking IT out as one of the fundamental works in the debate that would culminate in the establishment of the penal colony at Botany Bay.Howard's study is a landmark in the history of criminology. Like his successor Jeremy Bentham, Howard took great interest in the architecture of prisons and demonstrated that an improvement of the penal environment could promote rehabilitation. The extended series of plates prepared for this edition includes seven detailed plans of existing prisons including Newgate and the Bastille.In 1773 Howard accepted the office of high sheriff of Bedford and was appalled by the conditions in the local gaol. As a result, he began an exhaustive examination of British gaols and in 1774 gave evidence to a parliamentary committee which legislated for gaolers to be paid a fixed salary to minimise their extorting money from prisoners, while all those detained without charge were immediately released. Howard continued to agitate for better food and medical care and launched a systematic inspection of British and continental gaols.The State of Prisons is a rich source of statistical data and detailed description alike. Interestingly, this second edition expands upon the condition of the Thames hulks based on a series of visits made in 1779. Howard reports that the pursers' weights were doctored for personal gain and that new rations of cloth and bedding had been issued specifically for his visits to the Justicia and her sister hulk the Censor. He reports horrific mortality rates on the hulk Justicia: between August 1776 and March 1778 a staggering 176 of the 632 prisoners had died. The appalling conditions and vice on the hulks led to their widespread condemnation and calls for transportation as a preferable state of affairs.He draws comparisons between the elimination of scurvy at sea and maintaining the health of prisoners and refers to the scholarship of Sir John Pringle and James Lind, both eminent contemporary physicians of the scurvy problem. Tragically, Howard would die in the Crimea in 1790 from the very prison fever he sought to eradicate. Provenance: Private collection (Sydney).

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        Instructions Patriotiques et Militaires,

      London: [no publisher given], 1780. Addressées Aux Anglois, Afin de s'opposer aux Invasions de l'Ennemi, dans les différentes Possessions de sa Majesté, Le Roi de la Grande Bretagne. Précédées de quelques Vues nouvelles, relatives à la Fortification; soumises au Jugement des Ingénieurs, & des Personnes qui cultivent L'Art de la Guerre. Par un Citoyen du Monde. Duodecimo (174 x 99 mm). Contemporary red straight grain morocco, green morocco label lettered in gilt, flat spine gilt to compartments, gilt roll-tooled panel to covers, gilt serration to cover edges, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, gauffred edges, pink silk page marker. Four copper plates at rear, with the text on the plates in English. With the bookplates of Hugh Cecil, 5th Earl of Lonsdale, and Robert J. Hayhurst. Lacking half title. Very slight loss of morocco at head and foot of spine and the very top of the front cover joint, very minor wear to covers, very light foxing to endpapers, ink writing to verso of front free endpaper, silk page marker detached. An excellent copy. First edition. Le Turc was a London-based Frenchman, who published other technical manuals on ladders, cannons and bridges. The present work is a military treatise, addressed to George III, offering proposals to enhance the defences of British overseas possessions. An English translation was intended, with a prospectus produced, but was never published.

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        A Tour in Ireland with General Observations on the Present State of That Kingdom: made in the Years 1776, 1777 and 1778: and Brought down to the End of 1779.

      London. Printed for T. Cadell. 1780.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Book 4to, 28.2cm, the First Edition, ,xi,[7],(subscriber's),384,168,[4]p., appendix, index, with 2 copper engraved plates, in contemporary full mottled polished calf, gilt ruled raised bands, crushed green morocco label, gilt titles, some amount of worming on the final few leaves, some wear on the board edges and some random mottled wear on the boards still a near fine antique copy. (cgc) Young, Arthur (1741 1820), agricultural reformer and writer. By 1776 Young felt he needed a new field of interest and he decided on a visit to Ireland, a project he had been thinking of for some time. Armed with letters of introduction, he travelled widely, returning home in October of that year 'without a shilling' (Autobiography, 81 2). However, by the following summer he was able to return in the capacity of resident agent to Lord Kings-borough, with responsibility for supervising a huge estate at Michelstown to the north of Cork. He now gave up Bradmore Farm, but his new career proved to be short lived. He was at Michelstown for only a year, although in that time he set ambitious improvements to the estate. The cause of his leaving the post so quickly is obscure, but he returned to Bradfield on 1 January 1779 to work on his A Tour in Ireland with an annuity of 72 a year in lieu of his arrears of salary. The book appeared in 1780, was well received at the time, and has since become a valuable source as one of the few accounts of conditions in Ireland at this time. Among other subjects Young had much to say on commercial policy and the activities of the Dublin Society; and in addition Young attacked the practice of subletting land to middlemen and made some interesting observations on the living conditions of the poor. - DNB .

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        Collection de fleurs (Rückentitel). Ca. 1780-1820. Sammelband mit 261 kolorierten Kupfertafeln mit Pflanzendarstellungen aus verschiedenen Werken. Plattengröße jeweils ca. 32 x 21 cm; Blattgröße jeweils 46 x 28,5 cm. Folio. Hldr. d. Zt. mit goldgepr. RTitel und Deckelgoldprägung (bestoßen, etw. berieben).

      1780 - Vgl. Nissen BBI 287, 288, 302 und 1959; Landwehr, VOC 611 und 616.- Enthält Tafeln mit Pflanzendarstellungen hauptsächlich aus dem afrikanischen und asiatischen Raum, u.a. aus 'Histoire universelle' (1775-80) und 'Le jardin d'Eden' (1781-83) von Pierre Joseph Buchoz, aus 'Rariorum africanarum plantarum' (1738-39) von Johannes Burmann und von Carl Peter Thunberg aus 'Flora Japonica' (1784).- Pierre Joseph Buchoz (1731-1807) war einst Arzt in Nancy, veröffentlichte zahlreiche medizinische und botanische Werke, Johannes Burmann (1706-79), Professor für Botanik in Amsterdam, war Leiter des Botanischen Gartens, nach ihm benannte Carl von Linné die krautartige Pflanzengattung Burmannia. Der schwedische Naturforscher Thunberg (1743-1828) leistete Pionierarbeit auf dem Gebiet der neuzeitlichen Erforschung japanischer und südafrikanischer Pflanzengattungen, er war Schüler Linnés und gelangte über Kontakte Burmanns zur Niederländischen Ostindien-Kompanie (VOC) mit der er Japan und Südafrika bereisen konnte.- Vereinzelt wenige kleine (Stock-)Fleckchen, wenige Tafeln etwas fleckig im weißen Kopfsteg, 1 Tafel lose. Gewicht in Gramm: 500

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        Antiquities of Great Britian, A series of Illustrations by Hearne and Byrne

      London: T. Hearne and W. Byrne, n.d. [c.1780].. ORIGINAL ENGRAVED PLATES. Oblong, 280x375mm. 81 of 85 copper plates, engraved by William Byrne and John Landseer from original illustrations by Thomas Hearne. in original publisher's green card covers with dark green cloth spine and gilt titles to black label on front cover. Yellow coated endpapers. An incomplete collection of fine copper engraved plates, with four plates missing. These missing plates may include scenes from Wallingford Bridge, Windsor and Reading. With library bookplates and laminated barcode to endpapers, as well as stamps to first and last plates. Disbound with covers in a poor state. Fair overall. A series of engravings of notable picturesque ruins, including castles and abbeys, from all around Great Britain. Most plates date from the 1770's or 1780's.

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        Atlas de toutes les parties connues du globe terrestre, dressé. Pour l\'Histoire Philosophique & Politique des Etablissemens & du Commerce des Europeens dans les deux Indes. Kartenband. (Genf, Pellet, 1780). 22 S. Mit 50 doppelblattgr. Kupferstichkarten von R. Bonne. Kl.-4°. Schöner Lederband d. Zt. mit reicher RVerg. u. goldgepr. RSch. sowie Deckelfileten u. Stehkantenverg. (etw. berieben u. bestoßen).

       1780 Sabin 68081; Sander 1656; Philipps 652.- Der meist fehlende Atlasband zu Guillaume-Thomas Raynals zunächst stark umstrittenen und wiederholt verbotenem Werk mit der Schilderung der Geschichte und der Verhältnisse in den Siedlungen, die die Europäer in Indien und in Mittelamerika geschaffen hatten.- Enthält 2 Weltkarten sowie 9 Karten von Europa, 10 von Asien, 7 Karten von Afrika und 22 Amerika-Karten.- Die erste Weltkarte mit wenigen kleinen Tintenfleckchen (im \'Mer du Sud\'), sonst nur vereinzelt leicht braunfleckig.- Die Karten im guten, kräftigen Abdruck. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Autograph Letter, Signed, "Peter Freneau," to John Covenhoven of Freehold, New Jersey, written during the Revolutionary War period

      Philadelphia 1780 - 2 pp. pen and ink on paper. 8vo. THE OTHER FRENEAU. A letter complaining bitterly of compensation recieved for a horse. Reading in part: "I am informed that you have recd. £50 for the Horse that I lost in Mr. Budinot's service, this sum is so far from making me any satisfaction that I am determined not to take it, the Horse cost me upwards of of £20 in Specie, I think it is just that I should have more than £50 Continentals which at the present Exchange is only 16/8 a very Small Compensation for lying out of my property upwards of two years. inform Mr. Budinot that I had rather Loose the horse than take a mere Shaddow in pay for him."Born in Monmouth County, New Jersey, in 1757 Peter Freneau set out for Charleston, South Carolina 1782, and would remain a South Carolinian until his death. Politician, printer, newspaper founder and editor, land speculator, ship owner, slave trader, and Jeffersonian champion, Freneau served as South Carolina's secretary of state from 1787 to 1795. As editor of the influential, Carolina Gazette, Freneau was the "voice of Republicanism in South Carolina" and played a key role in securing the state for Jefferson in the brutally contested presidential election of 1800. In 1806, Freneau was elected to the the state House of Representatives. He was re-elected in 1808, but resigned to accept an appointment by Jefferson as commissioner of loans for South Carolina. Plagued by finical reverses, he died in Charleston, in 1813. Overshadowed in history by his older brother, Philip, "the Poet of the American Revolution," Richard B. Davis and Milledge B. Seigler wrote in the Journal of Southern History (Vol.13, no. 3, August 1947) that "Seldom has oblivion swallowed a man of powerful intellect and political stature as completely as it has Peter Freneau?"Elias Boudinot (1740-1821) was Commissary General of Prisoners from 1777-1778, a member of the New Jersey Provincial Congress, and then a delegate to the Continental Congress. He left congress in 1795 and was appointed as Director of the US Mint by George Washington.John Covenhoven (b.1734) of Freehold, N.J., was a colonel in the milita, Vice-President of the Provincial Congress and served in the general assembly from 1781 to 1782.This letter was published in the Appendix to Mary Austin's 1901 biography of Philip Freneau, with a note that it was in the possession of W. Jay Mills, author of "Historic Houses of New Jersey." Old folds with several perforations, portion of last leaf missing, with no loss to text, else Vg 2 pp. pen and ink on paper. 8vo [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Eloisa en Dishabillé, being a New Version of That Lady's Celebrated Epistle to Abelard, Done into Familiar English Metre, by a Lounger

      R. Faulder, London 1780 - First edition. [iii]-ix, [i], [9]-26 pp., lacking half-title. 4to. Eloisa to Abelard Parody. Scarce parody of Pope's Eloisa to Abelard by the hack poet and physician John Matthews (1755-1826). "John "Matthews was a man of versatile disposition and generous tastes, which frequently left him at a financial loss. His works were published anonymously. The best-known of them is Eloisa en dishabille: being a new version of that lady's celebrated epistle to Abelard, done into familiar English metre by a lounger (1780), which is a parody of Pope's 'Eloisa to Abelard'. It was reprinted in 1801, and again in 1822, when the bookseller put on the title-page that it was 'ascribed to [Richard] Porson'. Matthews wrote other verse, some of it described as 'contemptible' by contemporaries, and much of it badly received" (ODNB). ESTC T93896(5 copies). Provenance: J. Ewen (manuscript note on verso of title ascribing the poem to Porson and John Tweddell on the authority of Richard Heber) Modern quarter blue morocco and marbled boards. Text toned, small dampstain to lower margin throughout. Manuscript attributions in two hands on title-page to John Matthews and Richard Ponson, with long note on verso of title by one J. Ewen ascribing the poem to Porson and John Tweddell on the authority of Richard Heber [iii]-ix, [i], [9]-26 pp., lacking half-title. 4to [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A series of adventures in the course of a voyage up the Red-sea, on the coast of Arabia and Egypt;

      1780 - and of a route through the desarts of Thebais, in the year . MDCCLXXVII. Second edition. 3 folding and engraved maps, 3 engraved plates. 8vo. Contemporary calf, spine gilt, rebacked with original label. xvi, 400pp. London, J. Dodsley, Irwin relates a series of misadventures which occured on his journey back from India after his dismissal from the East India Company. After leaving embarking from Madras Irwin sailed for the Red Sea where, after a weathering a severe storm the he made the port of Moccha, which he describes. On sailing northward they encountered more bad weather and were forced into the port of Yambo, here they fell into the hands of the local Vizier who imprisoned the party and impounded their vessel. After the intervention of the Sherif of Mecca the party was forced to sail on to Suez ? an open vessel? Notwithstanding the autho'r trials and tribulations, the first 100 or so pages offer one of the best descriptions of the Arabian coast of the Red Sea at this period. ?This work is chiefly valuable for the information which his personal adventures necessarily give of the manners. of the Arabians. The author was superintendent of Madras, 1771; dismissed for protest against the deportation of Lord Pigot, he returned to India, 1780, on being reinstated.? (Cox). The first edition was printed in the same year. c.f. Cox I, 232; Ibrahim-Hilmy I, p.325. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Opuscules chymiques et physiques.

      Frantin 1780 - 2 volumes in-8 (196 x 118 mm) de 8 ff.n.ch., XXXI, 446 pp.ch., 1 f.n.ch., 1 tableau et 2 pl. dépl. pour le premier vol.; 2 ff. n.ch., XVI, 525 pp. ch., 1 f. n.ch. et 2 pl. dépl. pour le second vol.; basane marbrée, dos à nerfs ornés (reliure de l'époque). Duveen, 67; Ferguson I, 99 ne mentionne que le tome 1; Sinkankas, I, 577 ("not seen"). Première édition de la traduction française de Guyton de Morveau. Les 2 planches du 1er volume représentent des instruments scientifiques, et celles du tome 2 des expériences réalisées par Bergman. "Dissertation XIV on hydrophane opal, also chalcedony, flint, steatite ; gives history of the names lapis mutabilis, oculus mundi, and hydrophane; Berman&#146;s opal specimens came from Eibenstock; experiments determined character of hydrophane and its ability to absorb water and become transparent. Disseration XV on the &#145;earth of gems&#146;, describes analysis of emerald, sapphire, topaz, hyacinth and ruby; &#145;alum earth&#146;, i.e. alumina, found in each but also &#145;lime&#146; in the hyacinth, which probably meant it was grossular. Diamond defied analysis. Other experiments performed on garnet, schorl, zeolite. Dissertation XVI, analyses of tourmalines from Ceylon, presented to C.P. Thunberg (1743-1828), the noted botanist who collected them there; notes remarkable dichroism, variations in properties, crystal habits, etc., with major constituents of &#145;argillaceous earth&#146;, or alumina, &#145;siliceous earth&#146; or silica, and &#145;calcareous earth&#146;, or lime, and iron&#148; (Sinkankas, pour la traduction anglaise de 1784). Ex-libris manuscrit sur le titre "Pescay fils membre du cercle des philadelphes". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Geschichte der Stadt Königgratz. mit Kupfern

      Prag: Franz Gerzabeck 1780 - OKart., OVerlagseinband mit aufgeklebtem handgeschriebenem Rückenschildchen, 447 Seiten mit Titelkupfer, innen vier weitere Kupfer (Stadtplan, Urkunde, archäologische Funde, Kunstschätze), 13 x 21 cm, von außen stärker berieben, handschriftliches Exlibris auf der Deckelinnenseite, kl. Besitzerstempel auf der Titelseite, alte getilgte Unterschrift, Satzspiegel leicht gebräunt, sonst sauber, insgesamt guter Zustand. Book Language/s: de [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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