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        Vue du grand Canal, du Palais Balbori, du Pont Realto, et de la Fête des Gondoles a Venise." Partie am Canale Grande mit Palazzo Balbi und Blick zur Rialto-Brücke. Guckkastenblatt

      Altkolorierter Kupferstich von Beauvais, Paris um 1780. 29x42 cm. - Seitenverkehrte Darstellung mit Regatta der Gondeln auf dem Canale Grande im Vordergrund. Auf grauen Karton montiert, kurze Randeinrisse in den schmalen Rändern restauriert, im Himmel und Ränder leicht angeschmutzt.

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
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        TABLEAUX TOPOGRAPHIQUES, PITTORESQUES, PHYSIQUES, HISTORIQUES, MORAUX, POLITIQUES, LITTERAIRES, DE LA SUISSE

      Paris: Imprimerie Clousier [vol. I] et Lamy [vol. II-V], 1780. FIRST EDITION . Hardcover. Five Giant-Folio Volumes in Original Boards, withMore than 400 Very Pleasing Engraved Swiss Scenes. 540 x 360 mm (21 1/4 x 14 3/16). Five volumes. FIRST EDITION. Contemporary blue marbled paper boards. Allegorical frontispiece engraved by Née after Moreau the Younger in the first volume of plates, half titles and titles engraved, a large folding map of Switzerland, and 277 (of 278) PLATES CONTAINING 428 IMAGES (of 430) engraved by Née and Masquelier after designs by Perignon, Le Barbier, and others (missing plate no. 278, with two vignette portraits of the authors, intended to be the frontispiece to volume I). Brunet V, 1546; Cohen-de Ricci 1075-6. Paper boards chipped at the edges and quite chafed, two spines with noticeable tears (though all paper still present), corners bumped, but the apparently original bindings remarkably solid and otherwise very well preserved, especially given their insubstantial materials. Occasional minor foxing or marginal smudges, isolated mild toning (a couple of plates a bit browned), otherwise A FINE SET INTERNALLY, the plates clean, fresh, and richly impressed. This set of striking Swiss views comes to us from an unusual team of authors: Zurlauben (1720-95) was a military historian from Zug in Switzerland and a lieutenant general in the French army. Laborde (1734-94) was the hunchbacked valet of Louis XV, and a great favorite of the monarch. The first two volumes of text, describing the goegraphy and history of the country, have their origin in Zurlauben's "Histoire Militaire des Suisses," published in Paris in 1751. The third volume of text--frequently absent from sets on the market--is an in-depth index to the work prepared by François Antoine Quetant. (Quetant calls for frontispieces in the two text volumes and in the second volume of plates, but the list of plates in the directions to the binder does not include these items, nor are they mentioned in any description of copies sold at auction in the last 25 years.) The engravings are striking to begin with because of the dimensions of the book, are well set off in our volumes by vast untrimmed margins, and range from the (mostly) dramatic and impressionistic to the (less frequent but quite lovely) tranquil and lifelike.

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        Seiner Kurfürstlichen Durchleucht von der Pfalz Kriegs-Reglement für dero sämmtliche Cavallerie von dem Jahr 1780. Erste Abtheilung. (Alles Erschienene!).

      Mit 26 gefalt. Kupfertafeln. 164 S., 2 Bll., 45 S., 3 Bll., 153 S., 4 Bll. Buntpapierkarton. Die Tafeln zeigen Exerzierpläne für die Kavallerie. - Titel etwas gebräunt, sonst recht gutes Exemplar!

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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        Les Moyens de détruire la mendicité en France, en rendant les mendiants utiles à l'état sans les rendre malheureux. Nouvelle édition, reuve, corrigée & augmentée

      Seneuze, Paindavoine, Delalain, Chaalons-sur-Marne (Châlons) et Paris 1780 - In-8° (20 x 13 cm), VIII- 512 pp., pleine basane d'époque, dos lisse richement orné de roulette et fleurons dorés, pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Coins émoussés, coiffes élimées. Bon exemplaire. Rare.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Pottier]
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        "A general dictionary of the English language. One main object of which, is, to establish a plain and permanent standard of pronunciation. To which is prefixed a rhetorical grammar."

      "printed for J. Dodsley, C. Dilly and J. Wilkie" London: "printed for J. Dodsley, C. Dilly and J. Wilkie". 1780. "First edition, 4to, 2 vols., pp. [20], 64 plus unpaginated lexicon in double column; [4], unpaginated lexicon, [1]; complete with the half- titles and list of subscribers (among whom are James Boswell and David Garrick) and the list of works published by Sheridan following the final leaf of text; a very good, sound copy in contemporary full calf, red and green morocco labels on gilt-decorated spines. & & Sheridan, the elocutionist, ""is the first lexicographer who consistently respelled the entry words to indicate pronunciation … Though the idea of respelling was not new -- Johnson and earlier lexicographers had sometimes done it-- it had been used only exceptionally and in systems that were relatively crude. Sheridan pronounced every word, even simple ones, indicated stress as well as sounds in his respellings, and gave greater attention to the hitherto neglected consonants than ever before… The latter part of the 18th century saw the publication of a number of dictionaries devoted principally to pronunciation… But it was not until the publication of Sheridan's A General Dictionary of the English Language that a major advance was made…"" (Landeau, Dictionaries, pp. 56-57). & & Alston V, 312; Kennedy 6286."

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        A general dictionary of the English language. One main object of which, is, to establish a plain and permanent standard of pronunciation. To which is prefixed a rhetorical grammar.

      printed for J. Dodsley, C. Dilly and J. Wilkie, London 1780 - First edition, 4to, 2 vols., pp. [20], 64 plus unpaginated lexicon in double column; [4], unpaginated lexicon, [1]; complete with the half- titles (that in vol. I bound after the title-p.), the list of subscribers (among whom are James Boswell and David Garrick) and the list of works published by Sheridan following the final leaf of text; a fine, sound copy in recent fill mottled calf, red and black morocco label on spine; old ownership signature excised from top of both title-pp., and each with the perforated stamps of the St. Paul Public Library. Sheridan, the elocutionist, "is the first lexicographer who consistently respelled the entry words to indicate pronunciation Though the idea of respelling was not new -- Johnson and earlier lexicographers had sometimes done it-- it had been used only exceptionally and in systems that were relatively crude. Sheridan pronounced every word, even simple ones, indicated stress as well as sounds in his respellings, and gave greater attention to the hitherto neglected consonants than ever before The latter part of the 18th century saw the publication of a number of dictionaries devoted principally to pronunciation But it was not until the publication of Sheridan's A General Dictionary of the English Language that a major advance was made " (Landeau, Dictionaries, pp. 56-57). Alston V, 312; Kennedy 6286. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        "A general dictionary of the English language. One main object of which, is, to establish a plain and permanent standard of pronunciation. To which is prefixed a rhetorical grammar."

      "printed for J. Dodsley, C. Dilly and J. Wilkie" London: "printed for J. Dodsley, C. Dilly and J. Wilkie". 1780. "First edition, 4to, 2 vols., pp. [20], 64 plus unpaginated lexicon in double column; [4], unpaginated lexicon, [1]; complete with the half- titles (that in vol. I bound after the title-p.), the list of subscribers (among whom are James Boswell and David Garrick) and the list of works published by Sheridan following the final leaf of text; a fine, sound copy in recent fill mottled calf, red and black morocco label on spine; old ownership signature excised from top of both title-pp., and each with the perforated stamps of the St. Paul Public Library. Sheridan, the elocutionist, ""is the first lexicographer who consistently respelled the entry words to indicate pronunciation … Though the idea of respelling was not new -- Johnson and earlier lexicographers had sometimes done it-- it had been used only exceptionally and in systems that were relatively crude. Sheridan pronounced every word, even simple ones, indicated stress as well as sounds in his respellings, and gave greater attention to the hitherto neglected consonants than ever before… The latter part of the 18th century saw the publication of a number of dictionaries devoted principally to pronunciation… But it was not until the publication of Sheridan's A General Dictionary of the English Language that a major advance was made…"" (Landeau, Dictionaries, pp. 56-57). Alston V, 312; Kennedy 6286."

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        Les isles britanniques ou sont le r.me d'Angleterre tirè de Sped celuy d'Ecosse tirè de Pont et celui d'Irlande tirè de Petti. Le tout rectifié par diverses observations. Revue et corrigée en 1772.

      DE L'ISLE 1780 C. Paris, Dezauche succ. De l'Isle et Buache, 1780 c. (Parte incisa mm. 480 x 630). Bella carta geografica, in coloritura coeva, proveniente da Atlas géographique des quatre parties du monde par Guillaume De L'Isle et P. Buache.

      [Bookseller: De Antiquis Libris]
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        Anweisung zu einer

      XXXII, 208 Seiten mit einer Titelvignette (Kupferstich). Fraktursatz. Pappband (gebunden) der Zeit, Kleinoktav. * Erste Ausgabe des "Krebsbüchlein". - Einband bestossen und berieben, angestaubt und fleckig, Papier mässig gebräunt und schwach stockfleckig. Kleines Wurmloch ab Seite 183.

      [Bookseller: Comenius-Antiquariat]
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        A general dictionary of the English language. One main object of which, is, to establish a plain and permanent standard of pronunciation. To which is prefixed a rhetorical grammar.

      printed for J. Dodsley, C. Dilly and J. Wilkie, London 1780 - "First edition, 4to, 2 vols., pp. [20], 64 plus unpaginated lexicon in double column; [4], unpaginated lexicon, [1]; complete with the half- titles and list of subscribers (among whom are James Boswell and David Garrick) and the list of works published by Sheridan following the final leaf of text; a very good, sound copy in contemporary full calf, red and green morocco labels on gilt-decorated spines. Sheridan, the elocutionist, "is the first lexicographer who consistently respelled the entry words to indicate pronunciation Though the idea of respelling was not new -- Johnson and earlier lexicographers had sometimes done it-- it had been used only exceptionally and in systems that were relatively crude. Sheridan pronounced every word, even simple ones, indicated stress as well as sounds in his respellings, and gave greater attention to the hitherto neglected consonants than ever before The latter part of the 18th century saw the publication of a number of dictionaries devoted principally to pronunciation But it was not until the publication of Sheridan's A General Dictionary of the English Language that a major advance was made " (Landeau, Dictionaries, pp. 56-57). Alston V, 312; Kennedy 6286." [Attributes: First Edition]

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        [ LIVRE MINUSCULE - MINIATURE BOOK 43 x 31 mm] Bible in miniature or a Concise History of the Old & New Testaments

      Printed for E. Newbery, corner of St. Pauls Church Yard, London,1780, minuscule (4,3 x 3,1 cm), 3ff + 256 pages. Ouvrage orné de deux pages de titres gravés et de 14 planches en hors-texte gravées sur bois en noir. Reliure de l'époque plein basane brun, plats et dos muets, dos orné de quatre filets dorés, coupes avec frise dorée. +++++++ Une des Bibles de Pouce anglaises des plus familières et la plus souvent rencontrée (Bible in miniature or a Concise History of the Old & New Testaments) imprimée pour E. Newbery en 1780. La célèbre Bible miniature Newbery est une réédition, et la seule, de la Bible Miniature publiée par Harris en 1771. Un point commun des Bibles de Pouce est l'illustration, qui varie de gravures sur bois brutes aux gravures élégantes (Les Bibles de Pouce de l'Europe occidentale et de l'Amérique, Bibliothèque de Lilly). Pour cette édition, les gravures sont de qualité modeste mais le succès de cette édition est probablement du au fait qu'elle a été publiée par Newbery, éditeur célèbre et distingué de livre d'enfant (Spielmann, 17) - Reliure simple et sobre en bon état, solide, à noter seulement que les dorures du dos et des coupes sont partiellement effacées ; intérieur bien frais, à noter que les premières pages de garde sont annotées à la plume en anglais d'envoi de particuliers datés de 1805, 1831 et 1833 ; Livre minuscule collationné et bien complet de ses cahiers et feuillets, de ses deux titres gravés et de ses 14 gravures, bon exemplaire..

      [Bookseller: LES TEMPS MODERNES]
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        A Treatise on the Diseases of the Eye, and Their Remedies; To Which is Prefixed, The Anatomy of the Eye; The Theory of Vision; and the Several Species of Imperfect Sight

      London T. Cadwell 1780. Cover worn. Upper board detached and lower board becoming detached. Contents firm. Ex.-lib. Royal College of Surgeons First Edition Leather cover 220mm x 130mm (9" x 5"). 191pp. Copper plates.

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        PEEPSHOW: FANCY BALL

      1780. 1. PEEPSHOW. FANCY BALL by Martin Engelbrecht. Augsburg, Germany, no date, circa 1780. There are 6 hand-colored panels each 7 7/8" wide x 6 3/8" high in fine condition. Each panel has cut-out hand colored scenes which, when viewed at spaced intervals, provide a three dimensional view of an elaborate party held inside a castle. There is much attention to detail: dozens of men and women in fancy clothing are being served by as many servants. The colorful room is lavishly decorated. Martin Engelbrecht and his brother began their publishing house in Augsburg, Germany in 1719. Amongst other items, they produced the first peep shows, an early form of family entertainment. Engelbrecht peep shows were not bound together like their 19th century offspring, but were meant to be viewed on wooden frames with slats so that a family could have several different peep shows and view them interchangeably. This is a larger format, early peep show offering a glimpse at life in the 18th century.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        An Impartial History of the Present War in America Containing an Account of its Rise and Progress, the Political Springs thereof, with its various Successes and Disappointments, on Both Sides. VOLUME ONE

      Newcastle Upon Tyne: T. Robson,, 1780. vol. 1 only, published at Newcaste Upon TYme (T. Robson: 1780), iv, [5]-573 pp., thick octavo,library markings, lacks most of the map of Boston & ALL THE PLATES, "IM" if "Impartial" erased from title! OVERALL textually good binding copy,. Photos available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Zubal Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Boekhandel - Antiquariaat Emile Kerssema]
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        Saggio sopra le razze con alcuni altri utili trattati in materia di cavalli. Tradotti dal francese e pubblicati a profitto de' poveri carcerati.

      Subject: (Ippologia). Torino, per Gaspare Bayno, 1780, 16mo legatura coeva in mezza pelle marron con titoli e fregi dorati al dorso (lievemente liso) tagli gialli, carta lievemente brunita, pp. X-336, vignetta figurata xilografica al frontespizio, quattordici testatine figurate inc. in rame e quattro tavole incise in rame pi? volte ripiegate in fine. Opera divisa in pi? parti: Trattato della cognizione esteriore del cavallo, con tutte le furberie de sensali. Osservazioni necessarie sopra i pregiudizj, gli abusi, e l'ignoranza della mascalcia. Trattato della meccanica del morso. Delle razze particolari. Del governo economico di una stalla.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA PIANI]
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        COMPENDIO GEOGRAPHICO, HISTÓRICO DE EL ORBE ANTIGUO. UNA DESCRIPCIÓN DE EL SITIO DE LA TIERRA

      Antonio De Sancha, Madrid 1780 - XXXII y 542 págs, más 1 grabado fantastico plegado ( Autor español ) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Carte du golphe du Mexique

      DE L'ISLE 1780 Paris, Dezauche succ. De l'Isle et Buache, 1780. (Parte incisa mm. 480 x 930). Bella carta geografica, in coloritura coeva, proveniente da Atlas géographique des quatre parties du monde par Guillaume De L'Isle et P. Buache.

      [Bookseller: De Antiquis Libris]
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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

      London : Sold by T. Cadell and N. Conant 1780 - 2nd ed. 8vo. Contemporary gilt ruled calf. Good cover. Front hinge partially detached. Clean, unmarked pages. 449, [19] p., [13] leaves of plates. 10 folding plates. Goldsmiths'-Kress no. 12059 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Kongl.

      Vetenskaps Academiens nya handlingar, tom I. För år 1780. Stockholm, Johan Georg Lange, 1780. 8:o. XVIII,+ 323,+ (7) s.+ 9 graverade planscher. Sammanbunden med: Kongl. Vetenskaps Academiens nya handlingar, tom II. För år 1781. Stockholm, Johan Georg Lange, 1781. 8:o. 334,+ (8) s.+ 8 graverade planscher. Fuktränder på s. 89-90 samt 175-76 i andra årgången. Modernt hfrbd, guldornerad rygg med upphöjda bind, marmorerade snitt (Östermalms bokbinderi). Ur de två årgångarnas innehåll kan nämnas: "Huru godt dricka kan tilredas af tall-qvistar" av Arvid Faxe, "Upgift til lämpeligt landtbruk, för nybyggare i Sveriges fjöll-trakter" av P. A. Gadd, "Anmärkningar om fluss-spat", "Om mjölk och dess syra" samt "Försök med mjöl-såcker syra" av Carl Wilhelm Scheele, Beskrivningar af "Antilope sylvatica" och "luftspringare Gazellen" (båda illustrerade) av Andreas Sparrman

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        Vue de Port Mahon. Vue de la Duane royale a Port Mahon dans L'ilse Minorque sur la Mer Mediterrane, que L'Isle la Corrone d'Espagne a cede a Domination engloise dans la dernier Paix d' Utrecht.

      Kaiserlich Franziskische Akademie. Augsburg. c.1780. - Copper engraving. Original colour. Size: 41 x 31 cm. (16 x 12 inches) Very good condition. Inverted title above. Title beneath image in German and French Vue d'optique. This type of print was designed to be looked at through a zograscope, a type of magic lantern which made the prints seem to be 3D. The style of colouring is standard for these prints which were used to disseminate current affairs as well as for amusement.

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        Vue de Dunkerque du Coté de la Mer.

      [c.1780] - Attractive hand-coloured vue d'optique, image c.11? x 16?, showing the harbour and city at Dunkirk as seen from the sea, captioned with extensive key to the image. A little browned, some light water-staining to the top left-hand corner, colour a little smudged thereby, archival tape repair verso, but overall very good. N.p., n.d. Finely detailed vue identifying the main features of the extensive harbour, city and fortifications, unusually well coloured, the detail neatly picked out.

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        Experiences Sur Les Vegetaux : Specialement Sur La Propriete Quils Possedent a Un Haut Degre, Soit Dameliorer Lair Quand Ils Sont Au Soleil, Soit De Le Corrompre La Nuit, Ou Lorsquils Sont a L'ombre

      Paris : Chez P. Fr. Didot le jeune, 1780. Hardcover. Good. lxviii, 333 p., 1 fold. leaf of plates : ill. ; 21 cm.8vo. Contemporary full mottled calf leather binding. Gilt spine with 6 compartments, 5 bands. Cover has rubbing to extremities, minor loss to head and tail of spine and bumped corners. Marginal stain and small hole on title page. Otherwise clean, white, and unmarked pages. Hardcover. Honeyman 1744. Pritzel 4435. See G&M 103 (biology) and 145.52 (ecology); Grolier One Hundred (Science), 55; and Dibner, Heralds of science, 29. Duveen p. 305. Partington, III, pp. 278 et seq. Sachs, History of botany, pp. 494-495. <br><br>Contents: 1.ptic. Observations sur la nature des plantes.--2.ptie. Contenant une suite d&#39;expeiriences faites avec des feuilles, des fleurs, des fruits. <br><br>This work, a French translation of â&#128;&#156;Experiments upon Vegetablesâ&#128;&#157; was written by Jean Igen-Housz, best known for discovering photosynthesis. He was a Dutch physiologist, biologist and chemist and a Fellow of the Royal Society in London. <br><br>This text is his seminal work, wherein he showed that light, not heat, is essential to photosynthesis, stating that â&#128;&#156;if it was the warmth of the sunâ&#128;¦that produced this operation, it would follow, that, by warming the water near the fire about as much as it would have been in the sun, this very air would be produced; but this is far from being the case.â&#128;&#157; He also demonstrated that only the green parts of a plant are capable of performing photosynthesis. While green leaves exposed to sunlight produce large amounts of oxygen, all parts of a plant produce small amounts of carbon dioxide in the dark; plants, like animals, perform respiration and release carbon dioxide into the air. Ingen-Housz thus helped to clarify the fundamental similarities and differences between plant and animal life. The first edition appeared in English the previous year, and was translated into French one year later (1780) by the author himself.

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        The Bible in Miniature,

      London - E. Newbery, 1780 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A miniature abridgement of the Old and New Testaments. With many small illustrations. Published by Elizabeth Newbery, the niece-in-law of renowned children&#39;s book publisher John Newbery, who continued his business after his death. Both title pages are missing. The book has been dated from otherwise identical volumes. Condition: In a calf binding. Externally,worn with front board tender and leather of backstrip lifting. Internally, binding loosening slightly in places with front free endpaper and title pages missing. Generally bright with occasional spots and marks. Overall: GOOD ONLY.

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        A Select Collection of Old Plays

      London: printed by J. Nichols; for J. Dodsley,, 1780. In Twelve Volumes. The Second Edition, Corrected and Collated with the old Copies, with Notes Critical and Explanatory. 12 volumes. Contemporary full tree calf, spines gilt-tooled in compartments with two burgundy morocco labels, gilt-rolled board edges, speckled edges. Engraved frontispiece to volume one. A superb set in excellent condition, with only light rubbing to some extremities, and very occasional mild spotting. Second edition, a beautifully bound set in full contemporary tree calf, of this important collection of early drama, originally published in 1744 as the selection of Robert Dodsley (1704-64), writer, bookseller and friend to Alexander Pope and Samuel Johnson. This selection, now with notes by Isaac Reed, contains 66 plays (including 10 added and 12 removed from the first edition) many written by then-neglected (though often now canonical) playwrights such as Christopher Marlowe, Thomas Kyd, Thomas Middleton, John Webster, John Heywood, John Lyly, Thomas Dekker, and others. The complete contents are as follows: Vol. 1: Prefaces; God&#39;s Promises, by John Bale; The Four P&#39;s, by John Heywood; Ferrex and Porrex, by Thomas Sackville, Lord Buckhurst, & Thomas Norton; Damon and Pithias, by Richard Edwards; New Custom [an anonymous 16th century Morality play]. Vol. 2: Gammer Gurton&#39;s Needle [an anonymous 16th century comedy]; Alexander and Campaspe, by John Lyly; Tancred and Gismunda, by Robert Wilmot; Cornelia, by Thomas Kyd; Edward the Second, by Christopher Marlowe. Vol. 3: George A Greene, [a 16th century play involving Robin Hood, attributed to John Heywood, and also] "The Pinner of Wakefield"; The First Part of Jeronymo and The Spanish Tragedy ["or Hieronimo is mad again", now understood to be a source of Shakespeare&#39;s Hamlet] by Thomas Kyd; The Honest Whore Part I and II, by Thomas Dekker. Vol. 4: The Mal-Content, by John Marston; All Fools, by George Chapman; Eastward Hoe, by George Chapman, Ben Jonson and John Marston; The Revenger&#39;s Tragedy, by Cyril Tourner; The Dumb Knight; by Lewes Machin. Vol. 5: The Miseries of Inforced Marriage, by George Wilkins; Lingua, by Anthony Brewer; The Merry Devil of Edmonton [an anonymous c.1600 comedy about a magician]; A Mad World My Masters, by Thomas Milddleton; Ram Alley, or Merry Tricks, by Lodowick Barry. Vol. 6: The Roaring Girl, or Moll Cutpurse, by Thomas Middleton and Thomas Dekker; The Widow&#39;s Tears, by George Chapman; The White Devil, or Vittoria Corombona, but John Webster; The Hog Hath Lost his Pearl, by Robert Tailor; The Four Prentises of London, by Thomas Heywood; Vol. 7: Green&#39;s Tu Quoquo, or the City Gallant, by John Cooke; Albumazar, by [Thomas] Tomkis; A Woman Kill&#39;d With Kindness, by Thomas Heywood; A Match at Midnight, by William Rowley; Fuimus Troes, the True Trojans, by Jasper Fisher. Vol. 8: &#39;Tis Pity She&#39;s a Whore, by John Ford; The Heir, by Thomas May; The Bird in a Cage, by James Shirley; The Jew of Malta, by Christopher Marlowe; The Wits, by Sir William Davenant. Vol 9: The Gamester, by James Shirley: Microcosmus, by Thomas Nabbes; The Muses Looking-Glass; by Thomas Randolph; The City Match, by Jasper Maine; The Queen of Arragon, by William Habington. Vol. 10: The Antiquary, by Shakersley Marmion; The Goblins, by Sir John Suckling; The Ordinary, by William Cartwright; The Jovial Crew, or The Merry Beggars, by Richard Broome; The Odd Couple, by Thomas May. Vol. 11: Andromana, or the Merchant&#39;s Wife, by James Shirley: The Mayor of Quinborough, by Thomas Middleton; Grim, the Collier of Croydon [an anonymous Jacobean devil play]; The City Night-Cap, by Robert Davenport; The Parson&#39;s Wedding, by Thomas Killegrew. Vol. 12: The Adventure of Five Housm, by Sir Samuel Tuke; Elvira, by George Digby, Earl of Bristol; The Widow, by Ben Jonson, John Fletcher, and Thomas Middleton; Chichevache and Bycorne [a mediaeval theatrical poem by monk and poet John] Lydgate; Historia Histrionica, an Historical Account of the English Stage; Additional Notes; Index.

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        Vue Perspective du Marché aux Fleurs a Londres

      Paris: Huquier fils, c. 1780. Copper engraving, 26.5 x 41 cms, original hand-colour, slight soiling, blank verso. Late eighteenth-century vue d&#146;optique of Covent Garden.

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        Karaskakis beats the Turks at Arachova."

      Philhellenic: Munich H. Kohler c1835. Tinted lithograph, as issued, of Georgios Karaiskakis after the Battle of Arachova, from Peter von Hess&#39;s Album of Greek Heroism, or the Deliverance of Greece / Griechenlands Befreiung ... in XXXIX Bildern.[ First edition.] within decorative borders incorporating captions in Greek, German, French & English. The borders are decorated with guns, swords and helmets with the Greek flag to the left; on the right a crucifix and other emblems of the Christian church; at the top Turkish weapons, laid down, with a fez ,and below, sails and naval instruments. Georgios Karaiskakis (born Georgios Iskos , 1780 or1782 â&#128;&#147; 1827) During the early stages of the war, Karaiskakis served in the militia in the Morea (Peloponnese). Karaiskakis&#39;s reputation grew during the middle and latter stages of the war. He helped to lift the first siege of Missolonghi in 1823, and did his best to save the town from its second siege in 1826. His most famous victory was at Arachova, where his army together with other revolutionary leaders, crushed a force of Turkish and Albanian troops under Mustafa Bey and Kehagia Bey. In 1827, Karaiskakis participated in the failed attempt to raise the siege of Athens, and attempted to prevent the massacre of the Turkish garrison stationed in the convent of Saint Spyridon in Piraeus. He was killed in action on his Greek name day, 23 April 1827, after being fatally wounded by a rifle shell in battle. Image bright and clean; light spotting to blank borders. Peter( Heinrich Lambert} von Hess 1792-1871, was a German painter, known for historic paintings, especially of the Napoleonic Wars and the Greek War of Independence. In 1833, at Ludwig&#39;s request, he accompanied Otto of Greece to the newly formed Kingdom of Greece, where at Athens he gathered materials for pictures of the war of liberation. He stayed nine months in Greece, interviewing heroes and eyewitnesses of the 1821 revolution. His first- hand knowledge of the heroes gives power to his work. He drew 39 historical persons The sketches which he then made were placed, forty in number, in the Pinakothek, after being copied in wax on a large scale by Nilsen, in the northern arcades of the Hofgarten at Munich, [sadly now destroyed]. It should be noted that Hess was not present during the Revolution; the paintings are representations of reported events. many are of Greek victories, or of heroic deaths of the Greek leaders. Not in Blackmer ,Droulia or Contominas. Philhellenic Georgios Karaiskakis

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        Laws Concerning the Election of Members of Parliament

      1780. A Gentleman of the Inner Temple, Editor. [Bohun, William]. Laws Concerning the Election of Members of Parliament; With the Determinations of the House of Commons Thereon, And All Their Incidents: Continued Down to the Present Time. The Whole Digested Under Proper Titles. Also an Appendix of Precedents; With Considerable Improvements, And Additions, From the Best Authorities, To Which is Added, A Copious Index. London: Printed by His Majesty&#39;s Law Printers for W. Owen, 1780. xxxviii [i.e. xxxvii], [1], 118, [2], 119-192, *191-*192, 193-383, [21], 2 pp. Includes two-page publisher list. Title page of second part misbound. Octavo (5-1/4" x 7-3/4"). Recent period-style three-quarter calf over marbled boards, raised bands, blind ornaments and original lettering piece (with chipped edges) to spine, endpapers renewed. Early annotation to front endleaf, light foxing in a few places, interior otherwise fresh. Ex-library. Small inkstamps to title page and a few text leaves. A handsomely bound copy of a scarce title. * Sixth edition. With an index of parliamentary acts. The anonymous editor notes in the advertisement that he has drawn extensively on Comyns&#39; Digest of the Laws of England, Lyttleton&#39;s Life of King Henry II, Whitelocke&#39;s Notes Upon the King&#39;s Writ for Choosing Members of Parliament (in Morton&#39;s edition) and Blackstone&#39;s Commentaries on the Laws of England. One of the very first books to draw on the Commentaries, Laws Concerning the Election is a landmark in the history of its reception by the English bar. It is also a remarkably thorough work that considers causes determined by parliamentary committee and the House of Commons and the laws of England, Scotland and Wales from 1382 to 1780. Some reference attribute this work to William Bohun. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 1:151 (21).

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        La Statique des Végétaux et celle des Animaux.

      Paris, Imprimerie de Monsieur, 1779-1780. - Fort volume in-8. 390pp. XXXII. 256pp. XXVII. Plein veau, dos à nerfs orné (Reliure de l'époque, un peu restaurée). Réunion des deux grands textes de Hales sur la physiologie animale et végétale où sont décrites ses expériences restées classsiques sur la circulation et la pression du sang, son invention du manomètre pour la mesurer etc. Cette édition collective a été publiée par sigaud de la Fond qui l'a enrichie de nombreuses Notes qui paraissent ici pour la première fois. 20 planches hors texte. Quelques rousseurs. Bon exemplaire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lot of nearly 100 Wolf Bounty Receipts from Washington County, Pennsylvania ca. 1780s-1800s

      Washington, PA. ca. 1780-1800. Very Good. This collection includes nearly 100 bounty receipts, each scripted in hand and signed by various Washington County commissioners, including Henry Vanmatre, J. W. Craig, John Minor and others. On old pieces of paper, mostly around 4 x 8 inches in size, and done in brown ink. The writing remains clear and legible, the paper unblemished or soiled. Receipts are currently housed in a plain black binder, but are loose and are able to be easily removed for display. Established in 1683, the wolf bounty was intended to curb the species&#39; threat to livestock. Bounties were most often obtained by furnished the wolf scalp to proper authorities, upon which payment was made (usually twenty-five shillings). An example of standard receipt text being: "Washington County Pa. Received of Robert Crouch one groan woolf scalp, killed in the county of Washington, given under my hand and seal the 13th day of Jan. 1786".

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

      Boston: Printed by Benjamin Edes & Sons, 1780.. 53pp. Half title. Half morocco and marbled boards. The titlepage apparently misprinted and lacking the "A" at the beginning of the title, the upper portion of a few letters in "Constitution," and also with portions of the imprint faint. Very good untrimmed. First printing of the first Massachusetts state constitution, a document of capital importance in the framing of subsequent state constitutions and the United States Constitution as well. A slightly more radical constitution was proposed in 1778 which, for example, granted suffrage to all males except blacks, Indians, and mulattoes, but it was rejected by the people. The present constitution begins with a long declaration of the rights of Massachusetts citizens (including freedom of the press and protection from unreasonable searches), then spells out the roles and powers of the executive, legislative, and judicial branches. This version was revised considerably before its final adoption (that version was also printed in 1780). "In some respects the constitution of 1780 remedied the defects of its predecessor of 1778. A bill of rights assured to each citizen &#39;the security of his person and property&#39; as an unassailable condition to the social contract. A strong executive with extensive veto powers, an independent judiciary appointed for good behavior, and a senate representing property effectively restrained the house of representatives, the only popular branch of government" - Handlin. There is also a section continuing the special privileges of Harvard College, and another encouraging the appreciation of literature in the commonwealth. The Handlins note that John Adams&#39;s role was pre-eminent in the crafting of the 1780 constitution. It is a constitution that served as a guide for other states and for the Constitutional Convention of 1787. See the Handlins&#39; COMMONWEALTH for an extended discussion of the creation and importance of the Massachusetts constitution. "Despite the title, Massachusetts is declared to be a free and independent Commonwealth (not State), and its people are referred to repeatedly as &#39;subjects.&#39; Freedom of religion is guaranteed to all Protestants, except that Catholics are barred from holding office. (However, there is nothing to keep them from coming to New York to run for office.) Enfranchisement is based solely on property" - Eberstadt. This octavo edition is the first issue, followed by a more common folio issue. A state constitution of great influence. EVANS 16844. NAIP w015133. SABIN 45691. EBERSTADT 166:71. ROSENBACH 8:752. Oscar & Mary Handlin, COMMONWEALTH (Cambridge, 1969), esp. pp.24-31.

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        AN IMPARTIAL HISTORY OF THE WAR IN AMERICA, BETWEEN GREAT BRITAIN AND HER COLONIES, FROM ITS COMMENCEMENT TO THE END OF THE YEAR 1779.

      Carlisle: J. Milliken, 1780. - xi,608,44pp. plus folding map and thirteen engraved plates. Three quarter calf and marbled boards in contemporary style, spine gilt, leather label. Minor toning, but generally quite clean internally. Map backed with later paper. Very good. First edition with the rare Carlisle imprint of this work, with the portraits and map. "Of the narrative on the American war in the 'Annual Register,' Dr. William Smyth, in his 'Lectures on modern history,' says '.The account is understood to have been drawn up by Edmund Burke'.The sections from the Register were reprinted as 'An impartial history of the war in America, between Great Britain and her colonies, from its commencement to the end of the year 1779" - Winsor. This copy has the rare portraits, showing important historical figures in full length, including William Howe, John Hancock, an American rifleman, Samuel Adams, George Washington, Robert Hopkins, Charles Lee, Richard Howe, General Putnam, Benjamin Franklin, Benedict Arnold, David Wooster, and Horatio Gates. Howes notes that only some copies of this issue have the portraits, upgrading copies which include them from "aa" in rarity to "b." The book also contains a map titled "A New Map of North America," which has no separate imprint or publication information. The map shows America from Newfoundland and Hudson's Bay south to Florida and all the west into the Louisiana Territory. It is highly detailed, labeled with forts, factories, rivers, Indian tribes, and settlements. Fewer than ten copies of this edition in ESTC. Not in Adams. HOWES B975, "b." ESTC N7584. WINSOR 500.

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        The Honorable Henry Gardner, Esq; Treasurer and Receiver General of the said Commonwealth to [name added in manuscript] Timothy Hartshorn Constable or Collector of [town added in manuscript] Reading, Greeting &c.

      ?Boston: 1780 - single sheet broadside, printed on recto only and completed in manuscript, folio, approx. 415 x 340 mm, formerly folded several times, repairs to folds with minimal loss to text, slightly and unevenly browned, sound The birth of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and how it was paid for. Timothy Hartshorn (1737-1801) was a third generation New Englander. By the authority of this document he is required to collect taxes to the amount of £8,511/3/11. How to deal with defaulters is set out in considerable detail. The new Commonwealth required £5,601,026/13/6 in total. Timothy Hartshorn House, built in 1787, is now a &#145;historic house&#146; at 379 Haverhill Street in Reading, Massachusetts.

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        Delineatio alicujus Spatii Petersburgi in Russia ... Entwurff eines Plazes zu Petersburg in Russland." Entwurf für einen von großen Stadthäusern umrahmten Platz mit Säule in der Mitte und Kuppelbau in der Ferne. Guckkastenblatt

      Altkolorierter Kupferstich von Georg Balthasar Probst, Augsburg um 1780. 31.5x42 cm. - Kapff / Steinmetz 82 - Im Vordergrund hübsche Personengruppen auf dem Platz. Schon im 18. Jahrhundert gab es Pläne für einen großen Platz auf dem an das Winterpalais angrenzende Areal, der Schlossplatz wurde jedoch erst in der ersten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts angelegt. Unter der Darstellung der Titel in 4 Sprachen. Oben rechts bis zur Plattenkante beschnitten, kurzer Einriss hinterlegt, unten im Titel und bis kurz in die Darstellung Abdruck eines Risses in der Kupferplatte. Dekorative Ansicht in schönem Altkolorit.

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        Der Patriotische Menschenfreund oder Practischer Versuch zur wahren Aufnahme der Länder, besonders der Mecklenburgischen Lande, und zur Beförderung des Wohlstandes gesammter Landes-Einwohner. Nach der Natur, Vernunft, Geschichte, Erfahrung und Beobachtung mit patriotischer Freymüdigkeit entworfen.

      Leipzig Joh Gottl Imman Breitkopf81 1780 - Erster und Zweiter Theil in 1 Bd. 18 x 11 cm. 20 Bll., 791 S. Original Halbledereinband mit dez. Rvg. Etwas berieb. u. bestoß. Hinterdeckel stärker fleckig. Rücken oben etwas aufgepl. u. mit Bibliotheksschildchen. Innen Papier wenig gebräunt, beide Titelblätter unten mit Besitzvermerk, wenige Seiten leicht Wasserfleckig und Wurmfr., sonst fast sauberes Exemplar. 1.100 gr. Original Halbledereinband mit dez. Rvg. Etwas berieb. u. bestoß. Hinterdeckel stärker fleckig. Rücken oben etwas aufgepl. u. mit Bibliotheksschildchen.

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        Índice de la Filosofia Moral, Christiano-Política, dirigido a los Nobles de nacimiento y espíritu. Tercera impresion, corregida y adicionada por el mismo Autor.

      Madrid, por Don Joachin Ibarra, 1780. - 4to.; 8 hs., 499 pp. Encuadernación de la época, en pergamino.

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        Escuela Paleographica, ó de Leer Letras Cursivas Antiguas, desde la Entrada de los Godos en España, hasta Nuestros Tiempos

      Madrid: Juan Antonio Lozano, 1780. Folio. (xxxiv), 443pp. First edition. With an engraved title-page, 59 plates showing examples of calligraphy, and one color vignette. The plates display a wide variety of alphabets, and the stunning color vignette that opens the book is a depiction of two gods in a woodland clearing flanked by several cherubs busily engaged in the act of writing. The scene has been beautifully colored by a contemporary hand. The Escuela Paleographica constitutes a major historical study of Spanish paleography, the facsimile plates skillfully copied from the works of Mabillon and Rodriguez as well as directly from manuscripts that were held in various Spanish libraries. Bound in contemporary Spanish tree calf. Endpapers marbled. The spine is in seven compartments, with ornate gilt decorations in each. Also with a red leather spine label, gilt-lettered. Some rubbing to extremities, corners bumped, couple of small closed tears and one worm hole in leather. Overall a fine copy, bright and unmarked internally.

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        Veu D&#39;Optique Represéntant, la Place du peuple et des nouveaux Edifices à Rome." Piazza del Popolo mit dem Obelisk, den Zwillingskirchen Santa Maria dei Miracoli und Santa Maria in Monte Santo und Blick in die drei Straßen Corso, Via di Ripetta und Via del Babuino. Guckkastenblatt

      Altkolorierter Kupferstich von Basset, Paris um 1780. 30x43 cm. - Auf grauen Karton montiert, am rechten Rand etwas fleckig, Farbe im Himmel leicht berieben.

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        Prospect des Rathhaußes Zu Osnabrück, nebst der Marien Kirche, welches wegen dem daselbst geschloßenen Westphälischen Frieden so berühmt geworden." Guckkastenblatt

      Altkolorierter Kupferstich der Academie Imperiale, Augsburg um 1780. 28.8x42.5 cm. - Israel / Borchers 133 - Seitenverkehrte Darstellung des Marktplatzes mit Blick auf das Rathaus, den Chor der Marienkirche und die anliegenden Giebelhäuser. Auf dem Markt mehrere Personengruppen, Brunnen und ein Wachhaus mit einem Soldaten. Mit seitenverkehrtem Titel oberhalb der Darstellung, seitenrichtigem Titel in Französisch und Deutsch, sowie der Verlagsangabe unten. Dekoratives Blatt in schönem Altkolorit und gutem Erhalt. Auf grauen Karton gezogen.

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        Prospectus arcis Electoralis ad Mannheim. Prospect des Churfürstl. Schloß zu Manheim." Schloss mit Schlossplatz. Guckkastenblatt

      Altkolorierter Kupferstich von Georg Matthäus Probst bei Georg Balthasar Probst, Augsburg um 1780. 32x43 cm. - Schefold, Baden 30350 - Wipprecht A 163 - Kapff / Steinmetz Parallelreihe 61 - Dekorative Ansicht mit Staffage aus Kutschen, Reitern, Passanten und Soldaten im Vordergrund. Rechter Papierrand durch Hinterklebung verstärkt, sonst schönes Blatt in frischen Farben und gutem Erhalt.

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