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        Appendix to the comment on the petition of the British inhabitants of Bengal, Bahar, and Orissa, to Parliament. Containing Memorials and Authentick Papers.

      London: 1780 - 2 works in 1 vol., first work in 5 parts pp. [iv], 24, 8, 8, 8, 8, 4to, [bound with:] Stuart (Andrew) A Letter to the Right Honourable Lord Amherst, from Andrew Stuart, Esq. January 3, 1781. [London: 1781], outer leaves slightly soiled, pp. [i], 48, modern calf backed boards, good The ‘Appendix’ contains: 'Authentick papers relating to the right of trial by jury [in civil case at Calcutta in Bengal].', 'The memorial of the British inhabitants of Bengal, Bahar, and Orissa', 'Letter from George Bogle', 'Translation of two Persian petitions from the natives of the Patna and Dacca Provinces.' 'Translation of a petition from the renters or farmers of the Patna province.' (the titles vary between the Contents and the actual articles). The question of who was subject to English law in India was a knotty one.In Andrew Stuart’s Letter to Lord Amherst he defends his brother James, who had been suspended and then passed over for promotion after the Lord Pigot affair. Scarce: ESTC 2009 (ESTC T105259, 4 locations (6 copies) in the UK, 2 copies in the US)

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        Principes et leçons de fleurs.

      Paris, Demarteau, [c.1780]. Small folio (330 x 250mm), divisional title and 15 finely engraved plates only, printed in bistre, after crayon drawings by Prevost, unbound, without general title and one plate. Very scarce series of engravings dedicated to "Mademoiselle de Rochemore" not in any of the obvious bibliographies. This is a very fine series of floral engravings in the style of Spaendonck, Redouté, Bessa, etc. Benoit Louis Prevost (1747-1804) is better known for his religious engravings and the many fine portrait paintings displayed in the galleries in Paris.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat JUNK B.V. (Natural History]
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        Recommended to the perusal of every friend to Ireland. A letter to the Right Honourable the Earl of Hillsborough, Secretary of State for the Southern Department, on the Present State of Affairs in Ireland; and an Address to the People of that Kingdom

      Dublin: Printed by R. Marchbank, for the Company of Booksellers. 1780. First. First edition. Octavo. [4], 36pp., with a half-title. Disbound and stitched. Light toning, very good. A scarce anonymous pamphlet by Wills Hill, Marquis of Downshire. OCLC locates only 3 holdings. ESTC T82982. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        "The sportsman's dictionary; or, the gentleman's companion: for town and country..."

      Dublin: printer [sic] by Peter Hoey. 1780. "First Dublin edition, 8vo in 4s, pp. v, [1], plus unpaginated lexicon and 3 pp. of publisher's advertisements in rear; one folding table; full contemporary calf recently rebacked, new maroon gilt morocco spine label; about fine. An anonymous compilation providing ""full and particular Instructions for Riding, Hunting, Fowling, Setting, Fishing, Racing, Farriery, Cocking, and Hawking, &c."" & & Alson XVIII-4, 147; ESTC lists 6 copies, Columbia, Harvard, Rutgers, and Yale only in North America."

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        Testacea Musei Caesarei Vindobonensis.

      Vienna, J.P. Kraus, 1780. Large folio (485 x 295mm). pp. xxxv, 442, (18), with 1 engraved title-vignette, 11 engraved vignettes, 18 handcoloured engraved plates and 35 engravings in the text. Contemporary richly gilt quarter red morocco over patterned boards. A fine uncut copy of this sumptuously printed work portraying shells in the imperial collection in Vienna. In 1776 Ignaz von Born, one of the leading scientists of the period, was appointed by Empress Maria Theresia to arrange the K. k. Hof-Naturalien-Cabinet. He describes in the above work the finest shells in the Imperial collection. "... his descriptions of the imperial shells with a sumptuous folio volume containing coloured figures of many of them. The collection, now in the natural History Museum of Vienna, is of great importance to systematists as Born described from it a number of species new to science' (Dance, A History of Shell collecting p. 66). The splendid plates show 319 different shells and most of the plates are by Jakob Adam, an Austrian artist (1748-1811). "Eines der schönsten Muschelbücher sind die 'Testacea Musaei Caesarei Vindobonensis, 1780' von Ignaz Born mit Grossfoliotafeln ... nach Jak. Adam..." (Nissen II, p. 152). A fine example of the Golden Age of Viennese natural history book production which was patronized by the House of Habsburg.//Nissen ZBI, 470.

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        El Higenioso Hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha

      Ibarra Madrid 1780 - Encuadernado por Don Antonio Sancha, en piel, hieros y dorados. Estado de conservación: Muy Bien. EL INGENIOSO HIDALGO | DON QUIXOTE | DE LA MANCHA | COMPUESTO POR MUGUEL DE CERVÁNTES SAAVEDRA. | NUEVA EDICION | CORREGIDA | POR LA REAL ACADEMIA ESPAÑOLA. | CON SUPERIOR PERMISO: | EN MADRID | POR DON JOAQUIN IBARRA IMPRESOR DE CÁMARA DE S.M. | Y DE LA REAL ACADEMIA. | MDCCLXXX. 4 vols., 22,5 × 30,4, exquisita enc. plena piel de época con alguna enriquecedora restauración, charnelas de piel, ruedas en planos, hierros en lomo con nervios y tejuelos, cortes dorados.- Viñetas y culs de lampe firmados, capitulares; todo ello más los frontis y grabados diseñado por los maestros Arnal, Barranco, Brunete, Carnicero, Del Castillo, De la Cuesta, Ferro y Ximeno; y grabado por los maestros Ballester, Barcelón, Brandi, Brieva, Carmona, De la Cruz, Fabregat, Gil, Minguet, Moles, Muntaner, y Palomino.- sombras de óxido en algunas láminas, pero es un excelente ejemplar. Tomo I: Frontispicio + 2 h. [portada, licencia] + XIV [prólogo de la Academia] + 1 h. [retrato de cervantes] + ccxxiv [Vicente de los Ríos: Vida de Miguel de Cervantes Análisis del Quijote. Plan cronológico del Quijote. Pruebas y documentos que justifican la vida de Cervantes.- Preliminares. Tabla de los capítulos] + 200 p. [Primera Parte, cap. I-XXI. Variantes] + mapa plegado de Tomás López 44,5 × 29,3 «que comprende los parages por donde anduvo Don Quixote». Grabados fuera de texto en pp. 4, 22, 51, 58 y 116.- Tomo II: Frontispicio + 2 h. [portada, tabla] + 418 p. [Primera Parte, cap. XXII-LII. Variantes]. Grabados fuera de texto en p. 18, 94, 118, 208, 320, 330, 336 y 389.- Tomo III: Frontispicio + xiv h. [portada, preliminares segunda parte, tabla] + 306 p. [Segunda Parte, cap. I-XXXIII. Variantes]. Grabados fuera de texto en p. 58, 80, 119, 142, 194, 234, 273.- Tomo IV: Frontispicio + 2 h. [portada, tabla] + 346 p. [Segunda Parte, cap. XXXIV-LXXIV. Variantes]. Grabados fuera de texto en p. 53, 101, 137, 167, 229, 273, 328, 339. (Una de las joyas de la imprenta española. Primera edición académica). (Cervantina. Ibarra). Nº de ref. de la librería 014006 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librería Anticuaria Ondarreta]
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        Kirchengeschichte von Westphalen und angränzenden Oertern, zweyter Theil. + Tagebuch von Gebhard Truchses, Kölnischem Erzbischofe oder Der Kirchengeschichte DritterTeil.

      Münster, Aschendorf, 1780. Bd. 2: 432 S., 48 S. Register, Holzeinband mit Papier überzogen leicht beschädigt, Bibliotheksexemplar; Bd. 3: 495 S., 37 S. Register, Holzeinband mit Papier überzogen leicht beschädigt, Bibliotheksexemplar, Besitzvermerk, Bindung leicht gelockert.. Inhalt: 6. Buch (von den Zeiten Lotharii Saxonis, und der nachfolgenden Kaiser bis an das große Lateranensische Concilium, welches im Jahre 1215 gehalten ward); 7. Buch (Von der Zeit des großen Lateranensischen Conciliums bis an das Jahr 1314, worinn etliche Kuhrfürsten Ludovicum Herzogen in Bayern, andere hingegen Fridericum Herzogen aus Oesterreich zum Römischen Könige erwählet haben); 8. Buch (Von der zwiespaltigen Wahl Ludovici des Pfalzgrafen bey Rhein, Herzogs in Bayern, und Friderici Herzogs aus Oesterreich, nämlich vom Jahre 1314 an bis an die des abtrinnigen Augustiner-Mönchs Martin Luthers in Religions-Sachen angefangene Neuerung und Aufrichtung einer neuen Kirche, folglich bis an das Jahr 1517); 9. Buch: Von des Augustinermönchs Martin Lusters in Religionssachen eingeführter Neuerung bis an die Zeit des Entsetzung des Erzbischofes zu Köln Gebhard Truches, und der darauf erfolgten Neuerung und Landverderblichen Beschwerung; Kleinsorgen aus Bielefeld (1530-1591) war kurfürstlich kölnischer gelehrter Rat für das Herzogtum Westfalen und Historiker; Gebhard Truchsess von Waldburg-Trauchburg (1547-1601) war von 1577-1588 in Köln.

      [Bookseller: Wissenschaftliches Antiquariat Köln]
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        ESCUELA PALEOGRAPHICA O DE LEER LETRAS ANTIGUAS

      - Escuela paleographica, o de leer letras antiguas, desde la entrada de los godos en España, hasta nuestros tiempos.- Madrid, Luan Antonio Lozano, 1780; en folio mayor pasta española de la época, 17 hojas incluida portada, 443 páginas. Con 59 láminas con muestras de escritura, una viñeta alegorica y otras con tipos de letra. Las láminas grabadas por Francisco y Josef Assensio. Palau nº 165667. Buen ejemplar limpio y con amplios márgenes pero carece del frontis.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA ANTICUARIA SANZ]
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        The History of the Establishment of the Reformation of Religion in Scotland.

      London Printed for J. Murray.and J. Bell at Edinburgh 1780 - FIRST EDITION. 4to, 288 x 225 mms., pp. [viii], 265 [266 blank], engraved (by Sherwin) portrait frontispiece (slightly off-setting on title-page), contemporary or slightly later half calf, marbled boards (rubbed and slightly soiled), gilt rules on spine, black leather label; lacking the final leaf of adverts, name "Middleton" rubber-stamped on title-page, front joint holding by cords, rear joint rubbed, corners a little worn. Published when Stuart was 36, Stuart's History was described in the Critical Review for March 1780 as resembling the histories of ancient writers, and his impartiality was praised. The Monthly Review for May, 1780 pronounced the work as the "clearest and most comprehensive, as well as the most entertaining performance that we have met with respecting this important branch of history." Zachs 272. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Price Antiquarian Books, ABA, ILAB]
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        Natürliche Geschichte der Zähne und Beschreibung ihrer Krankheiten in zween Theilen. Mit Kupfern aus dem Englischen übersetzt.

      . Leipzig, bey M.G. Weidmanns Erben und Reich, 1780, 8°, IV, 296 pp., Register 16 pp., und 8 gefaltete Kupferstichtafeln mit mehr als 200 Figuren, Pappband der Zeit; frisches und unbeschnittenes Exemplar.. Rare First German Edition of John Hunter's "A natural history of the human teeth. With: A practical treatise on the diseases of the teeth" and " A practical treatise on the diseases of the teeth intended as a supplement to the natural history of those parts" forms the foundation of all modern anatomical texts on the anatomy of the jaws and teeth up to the present time". Prinz - - John Hunter's (1728-1793) "Natural history of the human teeth" "is a detailed study of the mouth, jaws and teeth with exceptionally accurate plates. Hunter correctly understood the growth and development of the jaws and their relation to the muscles of mastication. He coined the terms cuspids, bicuspids, molars and incisors. " - - His "practical treatise on the diseases of the teeth" and " The natural history" revolutionized the practice of dentistry and provided the basis for later dental research. Hunter devised appliances for the correction of malocclusion. He described the various stages of the inflammation of affected teeth, and gave an accurate description of periodontal disease. He included instruction with regard to the operation of tooth transplantation from one living person directly to the jaw of another", he was the first to study the teeth in a scientific manner, and the first to recommend complete removal of the pulp in filling them, and he also devised appliances for the correction of malocclusion; Hunter, devoted three chapters of the regulation of teeth, he was the first to dwell at length on the ideal occlusion. - - Hermann Prinz, Dental Chronology, pp.72-73; Hoffmann-Axthelm, Hist. Dentistry, pp. 219-222; Weinberger, Hist. of Orthodontics, pp.157-163, 166-167, 236-237. - Garrison & Morton No. (1st. Engl. Ed.) 3675, 3676 (1st. Engl. Ed.); Crowley No. 217.

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        LE CAP DE BONNE ESPERANCE.

      Paris, Daumont, ( ca. 1780).Contemporary handcoloured perspective view (vue d'optique or Guckkastenbild) depicting the Cape of Good Hope by Jan van Ryne. Ca. 25,5 x 41 cm.* Fine view by 'the Dutch artist Jan van Ryne (ca. 1712-1760), he was believed to have worked in London about 1752-54, when he made an interesting engraving of Table Mountain and Bay, first published by Robert Sayer of Fleet St., London, in 1754, and provided the basis from which other prints were made, one being engraved in reverse in Paris (Gordon-Brown, Pictorial Africana, p.234). We offer the French version of this very attractive view of the Cape of Good Hope from the sea showing the Table Mountain and the company's buildings and many ships in Table Bay. It was an obligatory stop for all European ships going to the Indian Ocean or returning from there to Europe. They stayed a long time to reprovision and to let their crews rest. - A fine copy.Scheen II, p.277.

      [Bookseller: Gert Jan BESTEBREURTJE]
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        Dresden. - Neumarkt & Frauenkirche. - Guckkastenblatt. - Riedel. - "Prospect von Dresden nach der Aussicht eines Theils des Neu-Marckts, nebst der Frauen-Kirch in Dresden".

      . Historische Ortsansicht. Kupferstich, alt koloriert, um 1780. Von Gottlieb Friedrich Riedel, nach Christian Gottlieb Langwagen. 26,6 x 37,6 cm (Darstellung) / 30,5 x 39,7 cm (Platte) / 34 x 46 cm (Blatt). Rechts unterhalb der Darstellung signiert "Grave par G.F. Riedel", darunter deutsch und französisch betitelt. Verlegeradresse Negoce in Augsburg. - Blatt im Randbereich partiell schwach knickspurig und fleckig. Verso Reste vormaliger Montierung. Insgesamt aber guter Erhaltungszustand mit wohlerhaltenem Kolorit. Gottlieb Friedrich Riedel (1724 Dresden - 1784 Augsburg). Deutscher Porzellanmaler und Kupferstecher. Schüler von Johann Christian Fiedler und Louis de Silvestre. Als Porzellanmaler 1743-56 an der Porzellanmanufaktur in Meißen tätig, 1757-59 an den Porzellanmanufakturen in Höchst und Frankenthal sowie 1759-79 in Ludwigsburg. Seit 1779 unterhielt er in Augsburg einen Kunstverlag. Christian Gottlieb Langwagen (1753 Dresden - 1805 Braunschweig). Deutscher Architekt und Kupferstecher. Schüler von Friedrich August Krubsacius und Christian Friedrich Bo?thius in Dresden. Ab 1782 als Hof- und Kammerbaumeister nach Braunschweig berufen..

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        BATAVIA, die Haupt-Stadt, Festung und Residenz des Holländischen Gouverneurs am Fluss Iacatra in Ostindien auf der grossen und herrlichen Insul Java. - BATAVIE, la ville capitale, la forteresse et la residence du gouverneur generale ..

      Augsbourg, (ca. 1780).Contemporary handcoloured perspective view (vue d'optique or Guckkastenbild) depicting Batavia by Bergmüller.Ca. 28 x 39 cm.* The rarest of all Batavian optical prints depicting a magnificent bird's eye view of the town from the sea with a huge variety of warships and merchant-ships crowded in the harbour. Feith 78 D; Cat. Batavia 208,4; Brommer P 34.

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        Philadelphia. Die Haupt Stadt in der Nord-Americanischen Provinz Pensylvanien, sie ist von William Penn (Dem Caroll II. König in Engelland die ganze Provinz geschencket hatte) im Iahr 1682 zwischen 2 Schiffreichen Flüssen angelegt und desswegen philadelphia genennet worde, weil die Einwohner in Brüderlicher Einigkeit daselbst lebe sollen.

      Augsburg, Kaiserlich Franziskische Akademie, um 1780.. Altkolorierter Kupferstich (Guckkasten) von B. F. Leizelt, Bildausschnitt 25 x 39,5 cm, Blattgr. 39 x 48,5 cm.. Hübsche aber sicher recht fantasievolle Ansicht des Hafens von Philadelphia mit umfangreicher Personen- und Schiffsstaffage; unter Passepartout, von sehr guter Erhaltung

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Clemens Paulusch GmbH]
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        TA., Neustädter Markt, "Ansicht des Marckt - Plazes in der Neu-Stadt bey Dresden. - Vue de la Place ..".

      . altkol. Kupferstich ( Guckkasten ) v. Riedel n. Langwagen b. Acad. Imp. in Augsburg, um 1780, 26,5 x 36. Dek. Blatt mit schönen Altkolorit. Mittig auf dem Marktplatz das Denkmal August II.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        Aussicht auf die Elbe von der Schiffer Boerse in Hamburg nach Westen und auf Altona.

      Augsburg, Kaiserlich Franziskische Akademie, um 1780.. Altkolorierter Kupferstich (Guckkasten) von B. F. Leizelt, Bildausschnitt 23,5 x 37 cm, Blattgr. 37 x 46,5 cm.. Dekorative Ansicht von Hamburg mit Blickrichtung Westen, ob das gleichlautende Blatt aus der Serie "Auserlesene Nord-Albingische Lustgegenden" von G.A. Liebe (siehe Thieme-Becker XXIII/196) darf bezweifelt werden; mit einigen Randläsuren, verso Montagespruen, fleckig.

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        "Vue de L'Arcenal de Berlin et du Palais du Prince Hereditaire".

      . altkol. Kupferstich ( Guckkasten ) b. Mondhare in Paris, um 1780, 23 x 39. Kiewitz 506; Ernst, Bd. II, Guckkasten, Nr. 3.- Seitenverkehrte Darstellung. Blick vom Lustgarten, rechts die Prachtstraße "Unter den Linden", mit der Staatsoper im Hintergrund.

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        TA., Innenstadtansicht, "Das sonst gewesene Romanische anjezo aber das sogenante Homanische der Freyherrlichen Familie von Hohenthal gehörige Hauss zu Leipzig auf dem Marckt".

      . altkol. Kupferstich ( Guckkasten ) n. u. v. Hauer b. Acad. Imp. in Augsburg, um 1780, 25 x 37.

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        Vue du Place grande a Neaple vers Orient.

      Augsburg, Kaiserlich Franziskische Akademie, um 1780.. Altkolorierter Kupferstich (Guckkasten) von F.X. Habermann nach W. Baur, Bildausschnitt 28,5 x 41,5 cm, Blattgr. 33 x 44 cm.. Hübsche Innenstadtansicht von Neapel mit einer Kirche (möglich Santa Maria degli Angeli a Pizzofalcone); etwas fleckig, ein kleines Wurmlöchlein in der Darstellung, einige kleine Randläsuren alt hinterlegt

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        Neue philosophische Abhandlungen der baierischen Akademie der Wissenschaften. Erster und zweyter Band/ Jahrgang (von sechs) in zwei Bänden.

      (München), gedruckt bey Johann Paul Bötter, 1778)-1780. - 4°. Mit zwei gestochenen Titelvignetten und 23 gestochenen gefalteten Tafeln. 4 Bll., 398 S., 3 Bll.; 8 Bll., 492 S., 3 Bll. Braune zeitgenössische Kartonage mit Rückenschild. Zwei vollständige Jahrgänge der seltenen naturwissenschaftlichen Zeitschrift. Kirchner 329. - Mit zwei Aufsätzen Franz von Paula Schranks "Minirraupen in den Fliederblättern" und "Von einigen kaotischen Thieren" in erster Ausgabe (vergl. Zimmermann 129). Des weiteren mit Abhandlungen von F.C. Achard "Chemische Untersuchungen verschiedener Edelgesteine", L. Gruber, "Von der Polhöhe", C. Steiglehner, "Über die Analogie der Elektricität und des Magnetismus" u.a. - Die Tafeln u.a. mit den Apparaturen für elektrische Experimente und mit den bei Paula Schrank beschriebenen "kaotischen" Tieren. - Unbeschnitten - Umschläge etwas angerändert, Rückenkanten zum Teil berieben, teilweise etwas stockfleckig und gebräunt, die Seiten 297-304 in Band 2 verkehrt herum eingebunden. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The sportsman's dictionary; or, the gentleman's companion: for town and country.

      printer [sic] by Peter Hoey, Dublin 1780 - First Dublin edition, 8vo in 4s, pp. v, [1], plus unpaginated lexicon and 3 pp. of publisher's advertisements in rear; one folding table; full contemporary calf recently rebacked, new maroon gilt morocco spine label; about fine. An anonymous compilation providing "full and particular Instructions for Riding, Hunting, Fowling, Setting, Fishing, Racing, Farriery, Cocking, and Hawking, &c." Alson XVIII-4, 147; ESTC lists 6 copies, Columbia, Harvard, Rutgers, and Yale only in North America. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        "The sportsman's dictionary; or, the gentleman's companion: for town and country..."

      Dublin: printer [sic] by Peter Hoey. 1780. "First Dublin edition, 8vo in 4s, pp. v, [1], plus unpaginated lexicon and 3 pp. of publisher's advertisements in rear; one folding table; full contemporary calf recently rebacked, new maroon gilt morocco spine label; about fine. An anonymous compilation providing ""full and particular Instructions for Riding, Hunting, Fowling, Setting, Fishing, Racing, Farriery, Cocking, and Hawking, &c."" Alson XVIII-4, 147; ESTC lists 6 copies, Columbia, Harvard, Rutgers, and Yale only in North America."

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        DOCUMENT, SIGNED BY CHARLES THOMSON, REQUISITIONING SUPPLIES FOR THE CONTINENTAL ARMY].

      [Philadelphia. Nov. 4, 1780]. - 3pp., docketed on verso. Folio. Repaired at central horizontal and vertical folds with tissue, some small tissue repairs at edges. Silked. Good. List of requisitions for specific supplies, as issued by the Continental Congress on Nov. 4, 1780, extracted and signed by Charles Thomson as the Secretary of that body. This copy has been docketed on the fourth page, "Delaware," indicating its intended destination. At this time, General Nathanael Greene was about to be appointed to relieve Horatio Gates. After departing from West Point, Greene made numerous stops on his way to Hillsboro, N.C., requesting men, uniforms, weapons, and food. Congress, under the Articles of Confederation, could likewise only request, not order, such provender. This portion of the minutes begins with supplies of beef, pork, flour, run, and salt, due from Pennsylvania, likewise listing supplies needed from Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina. It closes with the detailed resolutions concerning substitutions of pork for beef, of continental rum for the West Indian variety, of Indian meal for flour, and concerning methods of adjustment for any state that supplies more than its due proportion.

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        Opuscula physica et chemica. Cum tabulis aeneis. I-VI.

      1780 - Leipzig, G. Müller, 1788 and Uppsala, J. E. Edman, 1780 and Leipzig, G. Müller, 1786-90. 8vo. XXIV,388 pp. & 2 foldable engraved pls + (6),510 pp. & 2 foldable engraved pls + (8),488 pp. & 3 foldable engraved tables + (10),392,(6) + (8),421,(1) pp. & 1 foldable engraved map & 5 foldable engraved pls + (8),214,(92) pp. & 2 foldable engraved pls. Six volumes in contemporary, rather worn and soiled, grey wrappers with handdrawn titles on the spines. Uncut. Partly with damages on the spines. The text pages with some spotting. The first part a little soiled on p. 388. The second part with a small tear on p. 357. Some damp stains in the third and fifth part, the latter also with some foxing. The first and third part is in the second edition. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Mats Rehnström Rare Books SVAF, ILAB]
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        Opere.

      dalle stampe Zatta, 1780 - 1782, in Venezia, - 8 voll. in-8° (220x153mm), pp. (4), 380; VIII, 404; XLVIII, 320, VIII, 408; IV, 364; VIII, 326; 384; XXXVI, 280; brossure editoriali decorate in bianco su fondo color rosa pesca. Ritratto dell'autore disegnato dal marchese Picenardi e inciso da D. Cagnoni all'antiporta. Aloni marginali alle prime 16 pp. del primo vol. Ex-libris antico del padre cappuccino Antonio da Cento. Etichetta di libreria antiquaria. Un'annotazione di possesso di inizio '800. Bell'esemplare in barbe. Pregevole edizione settecentesca veneziana delle opere del letterato mantovano, famoso soprattutto per l'aspra polemica antidantesca delle "Lettere Virgiliane". "Il Risorgimento d'Italia, l'Entusiasmo, le Tragedie sacre sono, fra le tante opere lasciate da questo celebre mantovano., quelle che meglio d'ogni altra raccomandano il suo nome alla posterità. L'edizione qui registrata è la più decorosa" (Gamba). Morazzoni, p. 216. Gamba, 2157. Brunet, I, 833. Graesse, I, p. 355.

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        Escuela paleographica, ó de leer letras antiguas, desde la entrada de los Godos en Espana hast nuestos tiempos. EA.

      Madrid, J. A. Lozano, 1780. - Gest. Titel, 18 Bll., 443 S. Mit 58 (von 59) kalligraphischen Kupfertafeln von Francisco Assensio, einer gest. Vignette und 4 Textabbildungen. Folio. Marmorierter Kalbslederband d. Z. auf 6 Bünden, mit Rückentitel und reicher -vergoldung, vergoldeter Rollstempelumrahmung auf den Deckeln und Stehkantenvergoldung. Ecken und Kanten berieben bzw. beschabt, dabei auch kleinere Bezugsfehlstellen; Vergoldungen teils abgeschabt; oberes Kapital mit schmaler Fehlstelle; unteres Kapital einseitig ca. 6 cm eingerissen; die fehlende Tafel (Nr. 21) liegt als Fotokopie bei. Trotz der Fehler ein beeindruckendes Exemplar. Brunet III, 1652; Bonacini 1168; Thieme/Becker II, 177f (Assensio = Asensio); Cotarelo 706 (Diccionario biográfico); Maggs, Cat. 495, no. 616. Provenienz: aus der berühmten Bibliothek des Don Francisco Trevino y Davila, späteren Marques de Casa Trevino-Gotor (1789), Minister im Rat von Carlos IV, mit Trevinos goldgeprägtem Supralibro auf dem Vorderdeckel. DE

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        Memorias políticas y económicas sobre los frutos, comercio, fábricas y minas de España.

      Imprenta de Benito Cano y Antonio Espinosa 1780-1789, Madrid - 4 tomos que contienen 45 memorias. Viñetas calcográficas al comienzo de cada volumen. Pasta española de época, lomos lisos con hilos dorados y tejuelo. 'Repertorio muy interesante de datos, noticias históricas y providencias del Gobierno relativas al fomento de la riqueza en esta Monarquía. Muestra mejor que otro libro alguno la política económica seguida en España desde el reinado de Felipe II hasta el de Carlos III, y sobre todo la funesta influencia del sistema reglamentario en la industria nacional, causa tal vez la más poderosa de su ruina' (Colmeiro). Larruga llegó a publicar de sus 'Memorias Políticas y Económicas' nada menos que 45 tomos antes de su muerte, a pesar de dejar la obra inconclusa. Estos son todos los relativos a Madrid. Pequeños deterioros en el lomo de los tomos I y III

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        Natuurlyke en naar 't leeven naauwkeurig gekleurde Afbeeldingen en Beschryvingen der Cicaden en Wantzen, in alle vier Waerelds Deelen Europa, Asia, Africa en America huishoudende, by een verzameld en beschreeven.

      - /Représentation exactement colorée d'après nature des Cigales et des Punaises, qui se trouvent dans les quatre parties du monde, l'Europe, l'Asie, l'Afrique et l'Amérique rassemblées et décrites. Amsterdam, Jan Christiaan Sepp, 1780. Large-4to (303 x 240 mm). pp. 124, with handcoloured engraved frontispiece and 29 handcoloured engraved plates. (Bound up with:) STOLL, C. Natuurlyke en naar 't leeven naauwkeurig gekleurde Afbeeldingen en Beschryvingen der Wantzen in alle vier Waerelds Deelen . /Représentation exactement colorée d'après nature des Punaises, qui se trouvent dans les quatre parties du monde, l'Europe, l'Asie, l'Afrique et l'Amérique rassemblées et décrites. Amsterdam, Jan Christiaan Sepp, 1788. 4to. pp. 172, with handcoloured engraved frontispiece and 41 handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, richly gilt ornamented spine, with red gilt lettered label. A very nice copy of this beautifully illustrated entomological work of which the two works are mostly found bound together. The work describes the Cicadidae and bugs of all parts of the world, described and collected by Caspar Stoll. Very little is known about Stoll who died 1795, he was 'commies ter Admiraliteit' at Amsterdam.Jan Christiaan Sepp (1739-1811) was a bookseller and publisher and his publishing house produced some of the finest Dutch natural history colour-plate books of the 18th century. Apart from that he was an entomologist, artist and engraver and wrote together with his father a large work on Dutch insects illustrated by himself. He also made the illustrations for the above 2 works.The first work depicts 173 insects on 29 plates and the second volume depicts 298 insects on 41 plates. The text is in Dutch and French.Landwehr 191; Nissen ZBI, 3999 & 4000. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        BIBLE IN MINIATURE or a Concise History of the Old & New Testaments.

      1780 - un volume, reliure plein maroquin rouge "minuscule" (3 x 4,2 cm), dos long décoré "or" muet, roulettes, filets et filets perlés or - compartiments à fleuron aux angles, roulette or en tête et en pied, plats orné d'un encadrement or à la roulette "dent de rat" avec fleurons aux quatre angles avec médaillon central "soleil" or avec noté à froid "J H S", toutes tranches lisses dorées (or terni), orné de deux Titres gravés et 14 planches hors-texte gravées sur bois en noir [manque un cahier de texte (7 feuillets) in-fine entre les pages 241 à 244 et une gravure], 256 pages, 1780 London: Printed for E[lizabeth] Newbery corner of st paul's church yard Editor, 1ère Edition. First Newberry Edition. 64mo (1 11/16 x 1 1/16 inches; 43 x 22 mm)."The famous Newbery Bible, which itself is a only a copy of the Miniature Bible issued by Harris a few years earlier [1771]. The engravings are of a very modest qulaity and the main claim to fame of this edition is probably that it was issued by the famous publishers of so many distinguished children's books" (Spielmann, 17)."In this edition the page numbers are enclosed within brackets and there are no press figures and no colophon." (ESTC, T134732). "Of the earlier English Thumb Bibles, one of the most familiar and often encountered is The Bible in Miniature, or a Concise History of the Old and New Testaments, printed for E. Newbery in 1780.A common feature of Thumb Bibles is illustration, which varies from crude woodcuts to elegant engravings." (Thumb Bibles of Western Europe and America, Lilly Library). ESTC, .en bon état malgré le défaut signalé (good condition in spite of the defects indicated). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Expériences sur les végétaux,

      - spécialement sur la propriété qu'ils possèdent à un haut degré, soit d'améliorer l'Air quand ils sont au soleil, soit de le corrompre la nuit, ou lorsqu'ils sont à l'ombre; auxquelles on a joint une Méthode nouvelle de juger du degré de sa salubrité de l'Atmosphère . Traduit de l'anglois, par l'auteur. Paris, P.F. Didot le jeune, 1780. 8vo. pp. lxviii, 333, (3), with 1 folded engraved plate. Contemporary half calf, richly floral gilt spine. Garrison Morton 103: ". he proved that animal life is dependent ultimately on plant life, a discovery of fundamental importance in the economy of the world of living things"; Horblit 55: "Description of photosynthesis, the formation of compounds in plants to light". First French edition of this great classic on photosynthesis, of which the original English edition was published in London in 1779. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Whole Proceedings on the King's Commission of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol Delivery for the City of London . . . Held at Justice-Hall in the Old-Bailey on Wednesday the 28th of June, 1780, and the following Days [etc.] Number VI. Parts I-VII

      London: Printed for Joseph Gurney . . . And Sold by M. Gurney [etc.], 1780. Original calf-backed buff boards, rubbed, browning, yet a good copy The reports of dozens of Old Bailey trials of the Gordon rioters, including those accused of pulling down the houses of John Fielding and of Lord Mansfield, "rushed through at a [remarkable] speed", with many sentenced to death and then hanged

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        Recommended to the perusal of every friend to Ireland. A letter to the Right Honourable the Earl of Hillsborough, Secretary of State for the Southern Department, on the Present State of Affairs in Ireland; and an Address to the People of that Kingdom

      Printed by R. Marchbank, for the Company of Booksellers, Dublin 1780 - First edition. Octavo. [4], 36pp., with a half-title. Disbound and stitched. Light toning, very good. A scarce anonymous pamphlet by Wills Hill, Marquis of Downshire. *OCLC* locates only 3 holdings. *ESTC* T82982. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Lexicon Lapponicum,

      - cum interpretatione vocabulorum sveco-latina et indice svecano lapponico; in usum tam illorum, quibus cura ecclesiarum in Lapponia committenda, aut jam commissa est, quam aliorum curiosorum et lingarum studiosorum, indigenarum et exeterorum; illustrum praefatione latino-svecana. Johannis Ihre; nec non auctum grammatica lapponica. A Dom. Erico Lindahl et Johanne Öhrling in lucum editum cura et impensis illustriss. R:ae in ecclesias lapponicas directionis, anno 1780. Stockholm, Joh. Georg Lange (1780). 4:o. (2),LXXX,584,(2),585-716 s. Oskuren i 11 lösa lägg. Arken endast vikta en gång. Fuktrand i övre kant, svagt efter de tre första läggen. Första - sjätte lägget med fuktskada nedre hörn även något musgnagt(?). Uncut i 11 original gatherings, folded once. Watersoiling to upper margin three first gatherings. First six gatherings with watersoling and mousegnawed (?) corner. 24,5 x 40 cm.[#\69659]

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        Japanese Whale Watercolor (C-1) Pygmy Killer Whale

      Japan 1780 - Japanese Whale Watercolors Watercolors on rice paper, framed to museum specifications Japanese, c. 1780 14” x 17 1/2” framed Left corner of paper has been trimmed, as seen in photograph. The Japanese whaling trade is a long and prosperous one and has only been curtailed in recent years by the imposition of quotas and bans on fishing to protect this majestic beast of the sea. However, the industry is Norwegian in origin and early rock carvings indicate that the trade began in about 2000 B.C. It was not until the tenth century that an organized commercial whaling industry was formed and this was located in the Bay of Biscay and established by the Basques. Scholars consider that Japanese active whaling started in the sixteenth century but it was not until towards the end of that century that it developed into a large-scale endeavor. The Japanese traditionally utilized whales that were found dead or dying on the beach or in near shore water but in 1675, Wada Kakuemon developed the use of nets to capture whales in the open sea. For three hundred years the whaling stock remained constant until the invasion of foreign whalers along Japan's coast disrupted the natural balance, resulting in the depletion of the mammal. The whale provided a wide variety of products for many different crafts, thus leaving very little of the animal to waste. Indeed, the Japanese consider the whale to be a symbol of good fortune and prosperity as illustrated by the Japanese proverb which states, “A whale on the beach is wealth for seven villages.” Thus, these exquisite Japanese watercolors provide depictions of one of Japan’s most revered animals. Their graphic quality and simplicity of execution make them particularly desirable images which date to approximately 1780.

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        mit 13 Volksbüchern (darunter auch ein "Till Eulenspiegel") und trivialen Volksschriften ("Löschpapierbüchlein") um 1800 Mit zahlreichen Holzschnitt-Illustrationen Schlichter Pappband um 1850 mit einfachem, etw beschädigten Papierrückenschild; berieben und bestoßen

      - Schöner, umfangreicher Sammelband mit zum Teil sehr raren Volksschriften vom Ende des 18. bis in die ersten Jahrzehnte des 19. Jahrhunderts, der sich thematisch zum einen Teil aus den bekannten herkömmlichen Volksbuch-Stoffen, zum anderen Teil aus den trivialen Kolportageschriften der Zeit zusammensetzt. Zur Illustration wurden einfache, teils primitiv wirkende Holzschnitte verwendet, die den Schriften einen eigenen, ursprünglichen Charme verleihen. Ein Teil der oft auf Jahrmärkten vertriebenen und wegen des verwendeten schlechten Papiers auch "Löschpapierbüchlein" genannten Hefte, ist auf dem Titel mit dem "Censur Siegel" der preuß. Polizeibehörde in Delitzsch gestempelt. Die Schriften werden nachfolgend in der Reihenfolge aufgeführt, in der sie eingebunden sind: 1. Eine schöne anmuthige und lesens-würdige Historia von der . Heiligen Pfalz-Gräfin Genofeva. "Gedruckt in diesem Jahr". O.O., ca. 1780. 79 S. mit Titel- u. Schlussivgnette in Holzschnitt. - 2. Geschichte von der schönen Magelone, Prinzessin von Neapel. (Aus d)em Französischen übers. v. M. Vitum Warbeck. Leipzig, Solbrig, (1805). Mit Titelvignette u. 15 Textabb. in Holzschnitt. 102 S. (Titel mit Fehlstellen u. ganz aufgezogen). Vgl. Hayn/G. IV, 366f. - 3. Riesengeschichte, oder Kurzweilige Historie vom König Eginhard aus Böhmen, wie er des Kaisers Otto Tochter aus dem Kloster hat bringen lassen (.). Herausgegeben von Leopold Richter. "Neu gedruckt". O.O., ca. 1800. Mit Titelvignette u. 48 Abb. in Holzschnitt. 128 S. (Titel mit Loch u. angestaubt, letztes Blatt zur Hälfte (ohne Textverlust) hinterlegt). Hayn/G. II, 104. - 4. Begebenheiten des Prinzen Gerbino und der Prinzessin Rosina. Eine wahre Geschichte. "Gedruckt in diesem Jahre". O.O., ca. 1810. Mit Titelvign. u. 13 Abb. in Holzschnitt. 64 S. (Titel mit langem Einriss, durchgängig brauner Fleck in unterer rechter Ecke). - 5. (Joh. Ernst Frdr. Wilh. Müller). Anmuthiger und nützlicher Zeitvertreib für den Bürger- und Bauernstand, bestehend in allerley glaubhaften und seltsamen Historien (.). Nur. Tl. 1 (von 3). Leipzig, Solbrig, 1792. Mit 2 Titelvign. u. 7 Abb. in Holzschnitt. XIV S, 1 Bl. "Errata", 96 S. - 6. Die sonderbare Erbschaft, oder: Ein armes Tagelöhnermädchen findet in einem französischen Offizier ihren unbekannten leiblichen Bruder. Eine wahre außerordentlich rührende Geschichte vor der Schlacht bei Jena. O.O., ca. 1820. (Titel gestempelt). - 7. Merkwürdige Geschichte eines deutschen Auswanderers nach Nord-Amerika. Von ihm selbst erzählt. O.O., ca. 1830. 31 S. (Titel gestempelt). - Der Ich-Erzähler nennt sich Johann Jakob Butsch, die Erzählung endet mit der Rückkehr nach Pforzheim im Jahr 1819. - 8. Eine noch ganz neue politische und noch nie erhörte wahre Geschichte eines Soldaten, welcher sich unterstanden in der Kirche während der Predigt Karten zu spielen, dessen Erfolg sehr merkwürdig ist. "Neu gedruckt". O.O., ca. 1800. 4 Bl. (Titel gestempelt). Andere Ausgaben dieser Schnurre sind seit etwa 1780 bekannt. - 9. Wahre und schauderhafte Geschichte eines Mädchens, Louise Möller, welche . ihren eignen Vater heirathete (.). "Ganz neu gedruckt". O.O. u. J. (Leipzig, Taubert, 1808). 16 S. (Titel gestempelt). Hayn/G. II, 586: "Sehr rar gewordene Volksschrift". - 10. Wunderliche und seltsame Historien Tillen (Eu)lenspiegel, eines Bauren Sohn (.) welche aus dem Niedersächsischen ins Hochdeutsche übersetzt und sehr kurzweilig zu lesen ist. "Ganz neu gedruckt". O.O. u. J., ca. 1820. Mit Titelvignette u. 38 Abb. in Holzsschnitt. 134 S. u. 1 Bl. "Grabschrift". (Titel beschädigt u. mit etw. Text- u. Bildverlust ganz aufgezogen, letztes Blatt im Falz verstärkt). - 11. Die schöne Caroline als Husaren-Oberst. Oder die edeldenkende Kaufmannsfrau. "Neueste Ausgabe". O.O. u. J. (ca. 1830). 16 S. (Titel gestempelt). Hayn/G. III, 516: "Volksschriftchen, sehr rar geworden"; Schenda, Volk ohne Buch, München 1977, S. 394/Anm. 343. - 12. Cunzens von Kauffung Sächsischer Prinzenraub nebst Beschreibung der Hinrichtung desselbe [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Carte de L'Hemisphere Austral Montrant les Routes des Navigateurs les plus Celebres.

      Paris. c1780 - Size: 565 x 580 mm. Fair condition. Folds. Minor foxing and general toning. Copperplate engraving with later colour. This map was issed to help illustrate a French publication concerning Cook's voyages in the region. The map is centred on the south pole, and it features Australia, New Zealand, South America and Southern Africa. Numerous exploration routes are shown, making this an interesting and desirable map.

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        Biographical Memoirs of Medicine in Great Britain From the Revival of Literature to the Time of Harvey

      London Joseph Johnson, St. Paul's Church-Yard 1780. G : in Good condition. Cover rubbed with corner wear. Respined with internal tape strengthening at joints. Scattered foxing. Ex.-lib. Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland First Edition Leather cover 220mm x 130mm (9" x 5"). xii, 338pp + index.

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        Votivtafel als Dank für die Errettung durch die Schutzmadonna beim Einbrechen ins Eis und dem drohenden Tod durchs Ertrinken.

      1780.. Detailreiche Darstellung mit ornamentaler Umrandung und untenstehendem Text: * Vier Holzknecht von Weiermühle wollten über den See gehen und brachen durch das Eis. Die plötzliche Versinckjng drohte und ihnen kein Mensch auch nur eine Stund mehr zu leben versprochen haben / Sie durch Anrufung Maria Hülf erlangt. In Jänner und Christ, 1780 *. Öl auf Holztafel. Gesamtgröße 31 x 24 cm. Die Tafel selbst von guter Erhaltung, Rückseite mit Wurmlochspuren. - sehr selten - ( Gewicht 300 Gramm ) >>>Votivtafeln sind Dankbilder für die Erhörung eines Gebetes <<< ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ).

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        Histoire de l'église, dédiée au Roi

      Imprimerie de P.L. Lekens, Maestricht 1780 - 24 volumes. 11 kg Relirure en plein veau brun, dos à nerfs dorés, pièce de titre / tomaison mosaiquée.

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        Histoire de l'église.

      Maestricht, De l'Imprimerie de P.L.Lekens. - 1780-1791. 24 vols. Original boards, with title-labels (top backs rubbed, hinges of vol. 20 seriously damaged, some other hinges a bit broken) - Volume 1-24: Depuis l'établissement de l'église jusqu'à l'an 1721.- Still a good complete set of the rare "Maastricht" edition. See image. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Carte De la Terre des Hebreux ou Israelites partagee felon l'ordre de Dieu aux douze tribus descendantes des Douze fils de Jacob

      Paris 1780 - Size : 490x690 (mm), 19.25x27.125 (Inches), Hand Colored in Outline

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        AN ADDRESS OF THE CONVENTION, FOR FRAMING A NEW CONSTITUTION OF GOVERNMENT, FOR THE STATE OF MASSACHUSETTS-BAY, TO THEIR CONSTITUENTS

      Boston: White and Adams, 1780.. 18pp. 20th-century three-quarter red morocco and marbled boards, spine gilt. Extremities rubbed. Institutional bookplate on front pastedown. Contemporary ownership inscription on titlepage, a few contemporary notations. Second "S" in "Address" on half title lacking, some paper damage to the "E" as well. Light soiling, foxing, and wear. About very good. Although primarily written by Adams, this explanation of the new constitution was issued by James Bowdoin, convention president. After the rejection of the 1778 Massachusetts constitution, the document was entirely revised, largely by John Adams, and offered to the public in 1780. Adams and others then lobbied hard for its acceptance, and this is the opening gun. EVANS 16843.

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

      Montreal. March 23, . 1780 - [2]pp. written on 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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        Oeuvre de Jean Holbein ou recueil de gravures. D'après ses plus beaux ouvrages, accompagnés d'explications historiques et critiques et de la vie de ce fameux peintre.Première partie: Le triomphe de la mort. Seconde partie: La passion de notre-Seigneur.

      Chretian de Mechal 1780-1784, Basel - Hinges professionally reinforced; chip to head of spine. ; Part One: The Dance of Death including 47 engravings on twelve plates followed by two folio plates: "Triumphus divitiarum" & "Triumphus paupertatis" Part Two: The Passion of Christ comprising 13 folio plates including engraved title.; Folio

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        Le Triomphe de la Mort

      Basle 1780 - Oeuvre de Jean Holbein ou Recueil de Gravures d'Après ses Plus Beaux Ouvrages, accompagnés d'Explications Historiques et Critiques et de la Vie de ce Fameux Peintre par Chrétien de Mechel, Graveur de S. A. S. Monseigneur l'Electeur Palatin, et Membres de Diverses Académies. Première Partie, Le Triomphe de la Mort. A Basle chez l'Auteur, 1780. Dedication to George III. This work contains Mechel's interpretation of the 'Dance of Death', and is the first part of a four part work of Holbein's designs. Folio (364 x 286 mm.), pp. 12, [2], plus 14 plates. The first 12 plates contain 46 copper engravings or etchings of the familiar scenes together with two others engraved after Holbein's drawing of a decorated dagger sheath. The last two plates are unconnected with the Dance of Death, and show Federico Zucchero's copies of Holbein's originals entitled The Triumph of Riches and The Triumph of Poverty. Bound in early 19C. half roan (?) over marbled boards, marbled endpapers, the original wrappers bound in. Bookplates of John Proctor Anderdon of Farley Hall, Berks. The binding is worn but still quite solid. Internally the text is uniformly lightly browned, the plates white but with occasional light foxing, mostly marginal. The tissue-guards have been removed. There is a short closed tear (no loss) in the edge of the title-page, which also lacks its top right-hand corner. There is a small library stamp on the verso of the title-page. There are barely visible library blind-stamps on the bottom right-hand corners of four of the plates, well away from the engraved area. Chrétien de Mechel (1737-1817) was an engraver, art connoisseur, and printseller in Basle, Holbein's home town. He was offered drawings purporting to be Holbein's originals of the series which he refused, but later borrowed them to engrave these plates. However, it is now established that these drawings were not by Holbein, but Peter Rubens. The engravings of the dagger sheath, on the other hand, were taken from original drawings by Holbein in Mechel's possession.

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        L'HISTOIRE DE L'AMERIQUE. 4 VOLUMES

      Chez Pissot, Libraire, Quai Des Augustins, Paris 1780 - .[ 4 VOLUMES - 380pgs., 572pgs., 520pgs., plus 3pgs., 434pgs.].SECOND EDITION REVISED AND CORRECTED, TRANSLATED FROM THE ENGLISH.VOL. 4 HAS 5 FOLD OUT PLATES, 4 OF WHICH ARE MAPS(GOLFE DU MEXIQUE, L'AMERIQUE MERIDIONALE, MEXIQUE, MER DU SUD) AND 1 IS AN ILLUSTRATION(CHRONOLOGY OF MEXICANS).ALL PLATES IN VERY GOOD CONDITION.HANDSOMELY BOUND IN TREE CALF LEATHER WITH GILT DECORATED SPINES, RAISED BANDS, LEATHER TITLE AND VOLUME NUMBER LABELS.TEXTBLOCK IN RED.ENGRAVED VIGNETTE ON TITLE PAGE, MARBLED ENDPAPERS. HEADPIECES AND TAILPIECES THROUGHOUT.Minor shelfwear particularly at spine ends and corners.A NICE SET GIVEN ITS AGE.SABIN 71990. 12mo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Eveleigh Books]
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        Maritime School on the Banks of the Thames, for the Education of the Sons of such Sea Officers, and others, as may be intended for the King's, the East India Company's, or the Merchants Service [caption title]

      no publisher, [Chelsea, England? 1780 - Small quarto pamphlet, approximately 6.75" x 3.5". 19, [1, blank] pp., A--B[4], C1--C[ 2]. Stitched, without wrappers, later (?) paper reinforcement strip to spine. First leaf slightly dust-soiled, very good. This pamphlet serves as a continuation of a proposal first made in1777 to establish at Chelsea a naval training school for young English boys. The school was the brainchild of English philanthropist andmerchant Jonas Hanway. The objectives of the school were to train young boys for the Royal Navy, and to ensure the children of fallenofficers who had died in serving their country could receive a naval education. The details of the institution and its benefits for King,country, and character are herein outlined. Pages 13--19 record a lengthy list of subscribers; many, quite obviously, with title, status, and notable standing.Not on *ESTC*, *COPAC*, or *OCLC*. A variant example, in seventeen pages, held by the National Maritime Museum in England, has a similar, but variant title, and suggests a date of 1781. We suspect NMM's example chronologically preceded this present example. Other Maritime School on the Banks of the Thames pamphlets are recorded, but not with this title's wording. Additionally, they often appear to post-date this present example which is apparently unrecorded. Of the other editions, not one mentions in the caption title that the school was intended for training individuals who would then serve with the East India Company. A curious anomaly? [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        STATE OF RHODE-ISLAND AND PROVIDENCE PLANTATIONS. IN GENERAL ASSEMBLY, JULY SESSION, 1780. AN ACT FOR ASSESSING AND APPORTIONING A RATE OR TAX OF FOUR HUNDRED THOUSAND POUNDS LAWFUL MONEY UPON THE INHABITANTS OF THIS STATE [caption title].

      Providence: John Carter, [1780]. - Broadside, 15 x 10 inches. Old folds. Lightly dampstained. Docketed on verso. Still, very good. A scarce Rhode Island broadside announcing the passage of a Revolutionary-era tax to be raised and collected from that state's inhabitants for the purpose of filling the state treasury. During the Revolution, each state levied its own taxes in order to contribute to the funding of the war effort. This broadside includes a list of the apportionment for each town. Providence itself is to be taxed £28,392, by far the most of any of the towns listed. NAIP and ESTC locate only three copies - Yale, Rhode Island State Library, and the Society of the Cincinnati. Scarce. BRISTOL B5171. SHIPTON & MOONEY 43880. ALDEN 834. ESTC W7865.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Der Todtentanz oder Triumph des Todes mit 48 getreu nach den Original-Holzschnitten in Kupfer gestochenen Blättern von Chr. Mechel. Mit Text begleitet von C. Weiß. Uttweil am Bodensee, C. Uhler (1860). 8°. VIII, mit 48 altkolorierten getönt. Holzst.-Tafeln, Goldschn., gold- u. blindgepr. Lwd. d. Zt. mit Deckeltitel.

      - Massmann-T. 205 - Minns 273 - nicht in Oppermann.- Seltene Ausgabe in einem altkoloerierten Exemplar mit 48 Wiedergaben (inkl. Titel) nach den Radierungen von Chritian de Mechel aus ?Le Triomphe de la mort? Basel 1780.- Einband minimal berieben, Innengelenke brüchig, sonst schönes Exemplar.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Müller]
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