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        Mémoire sur la Maniére de reconnoitre les différentes Espéces de Pouzzolane, et de les employer dans les constructions sous l'eau et hors de l'eau; pour servir de Suite & de Supplément aux Recherches sur la Pouzzolane de M. Faujas de Saint-Fond

      Two engraved plates. 52, [3] pp. 8vo, attractive antique calf-backed speckled boards, spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. Amsterdam & Paris: Nyon, 1780. First edition, "a sequel to the author's Recherches sur la Pouzzolane (Paris, 1778), describing the different kinds of pozzolana employed in building and construction."-Neville, I, p. 446. This is the most uncommon of the several works Faujas wrote on pozzolana. "In the course of his journeys in Southern France [Faujas] found a volcanic tuff identical with the Pozzuolo earth, and established the flourishing industry of the preparation of cement."-Zittel, p. 46. Fine copy. .

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc.]
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        Carte particuliere de l'Isle de Corse divisée par ses dix Provinces ou Juridiction et ses quatre Fiefs

      Venezia, Remondini, 1780 ca. - Inc. su rame, confini coloriti d'epoca. Misura mm.485x 665 + ampi marg. bianchi. Tratta da "Atlas Universel dressé sur les meilleures cartes modernes" stampato a Venezia nel 1780 circa. In piccolo riquadro il dettaglio della Punta di Capo Carso. Tit. racchiuso entro elaborato cartiglio. Eccellente esemplare, carta freschissima e nitida impressione. Rara.

      [Bookseller: TABERNA LIBRARIA - ALAI - ILAB]
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        Emile, ou, De l'education / par J.J. Rousseau, citoyen de Geneve - [Complete in 4 volumes]

      Geneve : [Societe typographique de Geneve], 1780. 1st Edition in this form. Referenced by: McEachern, J.E. Rousseau, v.2, 30A & 30B. Language: French. Subject: Education & Etiquette - Early works to 1800. Genre - Didactic Literature.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Neu vermehrtes und verbessertes reales Staats- Zeitungs- und Conversations-Lexikon, darinnen sowohl die Religionen und geistlichen Orden, die Reiche und Staaten, Meere, Seen, Inseln, Flüsse, Städte, Festungen, Schlösser, Häfen, Berge, Vorgebirge, Pässe und Wälder, die Linien deutscher hohen Häuser, geistliche und weltliche Ritterorden, Wappen, Reichstage, gelehrte Gesellschaften, Gerichte, bürgerliche und Kriegsbedienungen zu Wasser und zu Lande, und der Unterscheid der Meilen, vornehmsten Münzen, Maaß und Gewichte; die zu der Kriegsbaukunst, Artillerie, Feldlägern, Schlachtordnungen, Belagerungen, Schiffahrten, Unterscheid der Schiffe, und der dazu gehörigen Sachen gebräuchlichen Benennungen; als auch andere in Zeitungen und täglichem Umgange vorkommende aus fremden Sprachen entlehnte Wörter, nebst den alltäglichen juridischen und anderen Kunstwörtern, Gelehrten und Ungelehrten zu sonderbarem Nutzen klar und deutlich beschr

      Wien, Kurzböck 1780. 23 cm. (4 Blatt einschl. Frontispiz), 1516, (70) Seiten mit gestochenem Frontispiz, gestochener Kopfvignette und 10 gefalteten Kupfertafeln. Festeinband, Ledereinband der Zeit mit Rückenschild und Rückenvergoldung - Humpert 1410 (vgl.) - Lenz 81 (vgl.) - Hübners erfolgreiches Lexikon, 1704 erstmals erschienen, darf als Vorläufer unserer heutigen Lexika gelten (Lenz). Die Tafeln mit Hemisphärenkarte, Meilenzeiger für Europa, Orden, Taucherglocke, Kriegsschiff, Festungsbau (3), Geschütze, Wappen. Berieben, Ecken und Kanten stellenweise Schabspuren, stellenweise papierbedingt gebräunt, Frontispiz seitlich beschnitten, auf Titel alter Stempel der Hochfürstlich Fürstenbergischen Bibliothek -

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      London. 1780.. viii,140,lxii pp. plus [1]p. entitled "Advertisement," five partially colored folding plans (two with overlays), and folding map. Large quarto. Mid-19th-century three-quarter morocco and marbled boards, spine gilt. Old repaired tear in first map. Scattered foxing, light tanning. Light dampstain affecting upper and lower margins of four leaves toward rear of text. Some off-setting on the maps. Overall just about very good. The first edition, in large quarto format, of Burgoyne's defense of his conduct as commander of the British expedition down the Hudson Valley from Canada in 1777. Intended to cut the New England colonies off from the rest of rebellious America, the expedition ended in disaster at Saratoga, where American forces soundly defeated Burgoyne and forced his capitulation. Herein Burgoyne answers the inquiry of the House of Commons, demonstrating that the forces he was given were not sufficient to accomplish the task. This is the most important source for information about the campaign, illustrated with excellent maps and plans. The "Plan of the Encampment and Position of the Army under His Excelly. Lt. General Burgoyne at Swords House on Hudson's River near Stillwater..." depicts, among other particulars, the "First and Second Positions of that part of the Army engaged on the 19th of September." Tipped to the margin of that plan, as an overlay, is a section of a similar map depicting the "Third and Fourth Positions..." of the Army on that same date. The "Plan of the Encampment and Position of the Army under his Excelly. Lt. General Burgoyne at Braemus Heights..." also has an overlay tipped to the margin of the plan indicating the position of Burgoyne's Army on Oct. 8. On the printed plan beneath the overly is indicated the General's camp from Sept. 20 to Oct. 7. STREETER SALE 794. LANDE 69. TPL 503. SABIN 9255. HOWES B968, "aa."

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        A State of the Expedition from Canada, as Laid Before the House of Commons

      London: J. Almon. Early binding. Slight rubbing to spine and short split to head of front joint. Slight browning to endpapers. Very short tear to two of the plans and very minor repair to the verso of another. Some slight off-setting of the plans. Very clean internally and overall in very good condition without dust jacket. 1780. [Second Edition]. Leather cover. viii, 140pp, lxii, and single leaf advert :: Illustrated five folded plans (one to front, four bound in to rear), two with overlays, all key coloured :: 270mm x 220mm (11" x 9") .

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        Lettres Édifiantes Et Curieuses, Écrites Des Missions Étrangères. Nouvelle Édition

      Paris: J.G.Merigot le jeune, 1780-83., 1780. 26 Volumes. 12mo. complete with half-titles. 26 folding engraved maps & plans & 23 engraved plates (11 folding). 4 folding tables. woodcut ornaments. contemporary tree calf, gilt backs (minor worming to a few leaves in Vol. XVIII, marginal repairs to first 4 leaves in Vol. XIX, Vol. IV rebacked with spine mounted, few spinal extremities chipped; otherwise a very good set). Second Edition. The first edition of the relations, collected by Fathers Le Gobien, Du Halde and Patouillet, was published at Paris in thirty-four parts, from 1702 to 1776. The present edition, enlarged and corrected by l'Abbé de Querbeuf, is preferred to the original, as it is arranged systematically according to geographic region: Volumes I to V relate to the Levant, VI to IX to North and South America, X to XV to India, XVI to XXIV to China, and XXV to XXVI to India and China. The American volumes include a letter from Father Marest, describing D'Iberville's expedition to Hudson's Bay, 1694-95, where he captured Fort York, the famous Picolo letter, which contains the first descriptive account of California and which is accompanied by the third French printing of the extremely important Kino map, which effectively dispelled the long-held notion that California was an island, &c. (see JCB). Bell J72. Cordier 930. Howes L-299 (calling for 56 maps & plates). JCB II 2654. Sabin 40698. Wagner, Cartography of the Northwest Coast, 483. cfLande 472. cfTPL 258. cfWagner, Spanish Southwest 74a. cfWheat 89.. F. Hardcover.

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      Schenectady. Aug. 28, 1780.. 5pp. plus docketing leaf. Folio. Old fold lines. Minor soiling and wear. Very good. A manuscript transcript of a mediation between Gen. Robert Van Rensselaer and the chiefs of the Oneida nation, regarding an Indian warrior who was found with a wampum belt which represented an alliance with the British against the American colonists. The Americans confronted the Oneida, demanding an explanation. During the spring of 1780, Indian war parties were constantly leaving British-held Fort Niagara for the frontiers of New York, Pennsylvania, and as far south as Virginia. The raiding parties ranged in size from six to seventy-five men. Returning to Fort Niagara, the parties brought prisoners, livestock, and reports of settlers killed and barns burned. Of the Six Nations that comprised the Iroquois Confederacy, the Oneida were the most sympathetic to the colonial cause. Though they tried to maintain neutrality, the Oneida eventually sided with the colonials, even fighting along side them in several battles. In the present document, the General puts forth four questions into the nature of the wampum belt and the man found with it, which the Oneida chiefs answer after questioning the prisoner. The prisoner also makes a speech, which is recorded here. The document reads, in part: "The following are questions asked by General Robt. Van Rensselaer at a Council held with the Sachems of the Oneida Nation this day at which was present General Van Rensselaer, and some gentlemen of this city. When the General [said] to them as follows... 1st, Brothers, does any of you know this Belt? 2ndly, What is the intention or meaning of the said Belt? 3dly, Whether it is customary for a warrior to carry such Belt unless sent on some extraordinary occasion? 4thly, Do you know how the prisoner came by this Belt, or can imagine what was his inducement for going off with it." Van Rensselaer's questions are followed by the response of the Sachems: "Brothers who are now in this room, and have called us by that name, attend to our answer concerning a Belt taken yesterday on suspicion, now before us, and questions added thereon, we are all strangers to the Belt and know not from whence it came. We will call a council of all the warriors, and endeavour to find out from whence it came, and the intention of it, as it may be off [sic] bad consequence both to you and us. Our head man, the Grasshopper, is gone to Albany, we wish for his return which will be between this and evening. An evil spirit is now working in the hearts of some of your brothers to do mischief. We will examine the prisoner who had the Belt, and endeavour to find out from him where he got the Belt, and what is the meaning of the Belt. Brothers let the prisoner be brought before us." It is then recorded that the prisoner confessed that the Belt was given to him by one Sehonendo, after which he was possessed by an evil spirit, though he is now repentant and apologetic. The council adjourned until the afternoon, at which point the Sachems have acquired some answers to Van Rensselaer's questions. They continue: "Brothers hear what we are going to say of the affairs that have happened unfortunate to us this day. We had a counsel in the morning and are now going to conclude. That Belt which was taken yesterday, we have some light of the speech intended to carry with it. The prisoner when he came to Fort Schuyler had that Belt. Sehonendo made a speech on it at Oneida, and then gave it to him the purport of which was, to deliver that silently to Sehonendo's son, and the meaning of the Belt, was, Son draw off. The son would not pay any attention to the Belt sent by his father, and it was his son's answer going by this Belt, which was that he would have nothing to say to his father but remain steady to the Americans, that when they came to Fort Herkimer Sehonendo's son gave the Belt to the prisoner, and would not carry it farther. This is the meaning of the Belt you now see, and the intention of this Belt's returning is to seduce our warriors. There is now no intention of any returning but will remain true to the thirteen states this is all the Belt belongs to the King let it go where you please, you now understand all we know...." The General's response follows, saying "That he imagines him a very bad fellow and has endeavoured not only to carry off Sehonendo's son, but many more of our brothers, and means to send him to Mr. Low at Albany to be there dealt with as he may think proper; that is he was one of our men, he would be immediately tryed and if guilty suffer death." They have, essentially, uncovered an Indian spy behind enemy lines, and this document records his trial, so to speak. A fascinating Revolutionary-era document illuminating relations between whites and Indians and their alliances during the war.

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        Oeuvre de Jean Holbein ou Recueil de Gravures d'apres ses plus beaux Ouvrages de ce Fameux Peintre. Publie par Chretien de Mechel Graveur et Membre de Diverses Academies

      Basle [Basel]: Chez Guillaume Haas, Typographie, 1780. Leather_bound. Very Good. Hans Holbein, Christian de Michel. 12 1/4 x 16 3/4 inches. Elephant folio. [2] + 3-12 + [2] pages of text. Four parts bound together. Pencil bookseller's notes to endpapers. Text leaves toned. Two large engravings in text. Contains Le Triomphe de la Mort consisting of 49 engravings on 14 plates. Two full page engravings. The other engravings are four per page (one page with three engravings). La Passion de Notre Seigneur with separate letterpress title dated 1780. Thirteen full page engraved plates including engraved title dated 1784. Costumes d'Hommes et de Femmes du Seizieme Siecle with separate letterpress title dated 1780. Sepia tinted etchings including separate etched title page dated 1790. 16 plates including two double page foldouts. Portraits with separate letterpress title dated 1780. 10 engraved portraits variously dated 1790-1795, including inter alia, the famous portraits of Erasmus, Froben, and St. Thomas More. All pates clean and free from marking, soiling or staining aside from an occasional minor marginal finger smudge. All page edges uncut. A nice wide-margined copy. Bound in contemporary light brown boards which are rubbed on surface and at edges. Spine ends chipped. Contained in 1/4 morocco folding case. A very nice copy of Holbein's Triumph of Death and Passional together with two other collections of Holbein's works.

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        Carte des Declinaisons et Inclinaisons de L'Aiguille Aimantee redigee d'apres la table des observations Magnetiques faites par les Voyageurs depuis l' Annee 1775

      [Paris].. Ca. 1780.. Map, copperplate engraving, uncolored, 22 x 22 inches, multiple fold as issued. Good condition: there is light offset from folding, a few small areas in the margin of very light dampstaining which is barely visible (just entering image in a two spots), a few short edge tears well outside of image. This is one sheet of a series, this one showing the eastern coast of Asia, with countries marked from south to north: Cochin Chine, Chine, Coree, Tatarie Chinoise, Tungusi, Tartarie Russe, Kamtchatka, Koriaki and Tschuczki. Among the islands in the Pacific Ocean mapped are:Philippines, Carolines, Hainan, Formose, Lekeyo, Isles du Japon, Isle de Sahalien. At the north east corner the coast of present day Alaska is partially mapped, including Oonalaschka. Much of the mapping of the coast lines reflects a very primitive knowledge, notably in the shapes of Korea and Japan. Compass readings are marked at many points in the ocean. This is apparently from Buffon's "Histoire Naturelle." .

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        Versuch einer Mineralogie. Aufs neue aus dem Schwedischen übersetzt und nächst verschiedenen Anmerkungen vorzüglich mit äussern Beschreibungen der Fossilien vermehrt von Abraham Gottlob Werner

      Leipzig: Siegfried Lebrecht Crusius, 1780 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Ersten Bandes erster Theil [all published]. 8vo (198x117 mm), [72], 254, [8] pp. Errata leaf at end. Contemporary speckled paper card board, paper labels to spine. Some ink correction in old hand to text. - Hoover 241; Ward & Carozzi 552. - Third German translation of Cronstedt's ground-breaking 1758 work. Although Werner translated only the parts dealing with earths and stone, his additions to the work were such that, "his translation became a textbook of mineralogy in its own right and was widely used as a teaching aid and reference work" (DSB)..

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        Prospect, wie die Armee der Hußitten 1432. den 28. July gestanden, bey Belagerung Naumburgs. Aquarell und Feder auf Papier. Um 1780. Ca. 20 x 33,5 cm.,

      1780 - Ein gewisser Johann George Rauhe produzierte aus Geldnot die sogenannten 'Quellenwerke zur Naumburger Geschichte', die er frei erfand und an betuchte Bürger verkaufte. Besonders hartnäckig hielt sich die von ihm geschilderte Belagerung von Naumburg durch die Hussiten und die dadurch geschaffene Kirschfestsage.- Ansicht der Stadt Naumburg samt Aufstellung der Armee, rechts mit ausführlicher handschriftlicher Legende.- Etwas angestaubt, einige kleine Randläsionen. Gewicht in Gramm: 500

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        The Works of Laurence Sterne - Containing I. The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy Gent. II. A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy III. Sermons IV. Letters with a Life of the Author

      London: W. Strahan et al, 1780. Ten volumes complete - Volume One - xx, [4], 296pp; Volume Two - [4], 307pp, [1]; Volume Three - [6], 288pp; Volume Four - [8], 264pp; Volume Five - [4], 242pp; Volume Six - [12], 284pp; Volume Seven - [8], 276pp; Volume Eight - [8], 280pp; Volume Nine - xx, 209pp, [1] and Volume Ten - vii, [1], 198pp. Contemporary uniform full tree calf, smooth backs, spines divided into six panels, morocco title label to second panel, contrasting morocco volume label to third, remaining panels with a variety of rolls in gilt, covers with frame made up of a gilt roll enclosed by single fillets, gilt roll to edges, spot patterned marbled endpapers. Couple of chips to spine ends with slight loss, corners bumped, rubbed to extremities with slight loss to gilt in a couple of places. Occasional light browning and foxing internally, with previous owners name to head of titles, but generally fairly bright and clean. With nine engraved plates, (of probably ten), lacking the portrait frontispiece in volume one, but with the black page, the marbled page and the squiggle page in Tristram Shandy. Reprint. Full Calf. Good. 12mo.

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        The Bible in Miniuture [sic]?

      London: E[lizabeth] Newbery 1780 First miniature or thumb Bible published by the firm of Newbery. This copy is the variant with the first state of the engraved title and no imprint at the foot of page 256. Original red morocco, ornately gilt, with a central onlay of the sacred monogram on both covers. Marbled endpapers. 32mo. Complete with the two engraved titles and fourteen engraved plates. Some light text soiling. Contemporary ownership signature of an Amelia Renton on a preliminary blank. A remarkable fine copy of this important thumb Bible. John Newbery (1713-1767), called "The Father of Children's Literature," is known as the English publisher who first made children's literature a profitable literary market. The Newbery Medal was named in his honor. He was known for his small-format books that fit a child's hand and for his moral themes that sought to show the child that he could rise in life by being of good character. Upon Newbery's death, his firm was continued by his son Francis, his nephew Francis, and his nephew's wife Elizabeth. Elizabeth, who ultimately published 310 juveniles and 210 books of other sorts, was the first Newbery to publish a thumb Bible?that is a paraphrased or abridge Bible, printed in miniature and decorated with pictures, for the use of children.

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        Die Kaiserliche Hofbibliothek. Nach der Natur gezeichnet und gestochen von C. Schütz in Wien, 1780. Orig.-Umrißradierung, altkolor

      Wien, Artaria 1780. 31: 44,5 cm. (Plattengr.) Unter Passep. Gerahmt. Schwarz 9; Nebehay-W. 671 - 1. Etat mit allen bei Schwarz beschriebenen Merkmalen. Die Ansiht zeigt den Josephsplatz mit der von Fischer von Erlach erbauten Nationalbibliothek. In ausgezeichnetem Zustand.

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        A Chart of the Bay and Harbour of Pensacola in the Province of West Florida

      London, 1780. unbound. very good(+). Sea chart. Engraving and aquatint with original hand coloring. Page measures 22" x 30.25". Beautiful rare nautical chart of Pensacola Bay. Includes description of the shoreline and tides. The city of Pensacola is highlighted in red. Map is dated 1780, just after Spain joined the Americans against the British. Spain controlled West Florida on and off from the late 16th century through the Battle of Pensacola in 1781 until the Louisiana Purchase in 1821. Published in "The Atlantic Neptune", the first British sea atlas of the eastern coast of North America, hailed for both its accuracy and its aesthetics. J.F.W. Des Barres (c. 1729-1827) was born in Basle Switzerland but went to military school in England. He became a colonial administrator in Nova Scotia and also served as governor of Quebec. Des Barres was commissioned for the surveying project in 1762, and dedicated ten years to the gathering of the charts and publication of the atlas. Minor scattered staining, some tears. Has been professionally restored.

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      Dublin: np, 1780. 7 volumes. Early Dublin edition, presumed second such and one year after the first Dublin edition. Each volume with a handsome engraved titlepage, volume one with a portrait of Sterne of by Reynolds and a frontispiece by Hogart, 4 additional engravings by Hogart and others as frontispieces to volumes 2 through 5. 12mo, simply but handsomely bound in full contemporary calf, the spines with raised bands and each with one red morocco label lettered in gilt. A fine and attractive set of these classic works, volume one expertly rebacked to match preserving the original morocco label, some volumes with a touch of wear to the joints but all holding firm. An early and important Dublin printing, this was the first edition to include the engraved title pages. It includes Sterne’s masterpiece volumes of TRISTRAM SHANDY as well as THE SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY THROUGH FRANCE AND ITALY, THE LETTERS and THE SERMONS. Also, prefixed to TRISTRAM SHANDY is an account of the life and writings of the author. Sterne, and Tristram Shandy in particular, are generally regarded as innovators of the highest originality. With this work we see the beginning of a long line of writers interested in the “stream-of- consciousness” style which Sterne largely credited to his interest in the nonfictional works of John Locke. Throughout his works he often parodies, with an unmatched virtuosity, the style, form and conventions of the then still very new “novel” and points out the problems with the art form for presenting reality, space and time. His sly, often salacious and always sharp wit is balanced by an obvious affection and tolerance for the delights and absurdities of life.

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        The Works of Laurence Sterne, A. M

      Dublin - D. Chamberlaine, J. Potts, and W. Colles, 1780 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A set of the works of Laurence Sterne. Complete in seven volumes. Fourth and fifth editions. With copperplate inscription to each front pastedown of the word Falcon. With an engraving to each title page and an illustrated frontispiece to volumes I, II and IV. Including a black page and a 'marbled' page to Tristram Shandy, as usual. The works include The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy, Letters and Sermons. Condition: In calf bindings. Externally, generally smart with slight bumping and wear. Internally, firmly bound. Most volumes are bright with scattered spots whichare more pronounced to first and last few pages. Final pages of volume IV are heavily foxed and browned. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        William Pitt

      Paris: Published by Drouhin, circa 1780. Colour printed mezzotint with plate registration points. Proof before letters. In excellent condition apart from some minor foxing. Small skillfully mended tear on left margin. Image size: 15 x 11 3/8 inches. 16 7/8 x 12 7/8 inches. 18 9/16 x 14 7/16 inches. A magnificent French colour printed portrait of William Pitt, the influential British Prime Minister. William Pitt is considered one of the most influential Prime Ministers in British history. During his time in office he restored British confidence and prosperity after the American Revolution and was a resolute leader of the nation in the war against revolutionary France. Pitt's political objective was to revive the national spirit through peace and economy. He was an excellent financial manager, and he restored Britain's prestige in Europe. Progressive in his politics, he adamantly argued for the abolition of the slave trade, but his entreaties were rejected by Parliament. During his time in office Australia and India were established as British colonies, and a grand period of British supremacy began. Pitt was a superb speaker, and an intelligent caring politician. This magnificent proof print shows the dignity of this great politician and is a wonderful example of early colour printing in France. This method of reproducing colour was a painstaking and meticulous process which produced truly breathtaking images but was soon abandoned for the faster "à la poupée" technique. The colour effect was achieved by inking separate plates, each with a different colour, and then laying them onto the paper using registration holes to line up the image. As in this lovely portrait of Pitt, the process achieves a sense of tonal variation and subtlety which is unrivaled with later colour printing. O'Donoghue, Catalogue of Engraved British Portraits... in the British Museum (Supplement) 1; Not in Chaloner Smith or Russell.

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        Pianta Generale della Città e Fortificazioni di Spalatro, che mostra l'Antica Situazione del Palazzo dell' Imperatore Diocleziano, con la Baja, il Porto, il Lazzeretto, il Monte Margliano, il Forte di Grippe, il Sobborghi, e i Terreni che con eßi confinano. Plan General de la Ville et des Fortifications de Spalatro ou l'on voit l'endroit de l'Ancien Palais de l'Empereur Dioclesian, la Baye, le Port, le Lazeret, la Montagne Margliano, le Fort Grippe, les fauxbourgs, et les environs." Grundriss mit Umgebung

      In Sepia ausgeführte Federzeichnung nach Bartolomeo Nerici, Lucca um 1780. 37x54.5 cm. - Sehr fein ausgeführter Grundriss der Stadt mit der Bucht, dem Palast des Diokletian (heute UNESCO Weltkulturerbe), Befestigungsanlagen mit Fort Grippi und Botticelle, Vororten (u.a. Lucac, Manus, Pozzobuon) und Monte Marjan. Oben links eine Legende A - N in Schmuckbordüre. Unten Windrose und Meilenzeiger in englischen und französischen Fuß und florentinischen "Braccia". Auf grauem Papier, das auf ein Unterpapier montiert wurde, mit einem 3,5 cm breiten Rahmen aus 4 Linien in Sepia und einem breiten grün aquarellierten Streifen. - Dabei 14 Darstellungen von Basreliefs und Friesen auf 4 Blättern. Die Darstellungen zeigen: Basrelief vom Tempel des Jupiter, Fragment eines Basreliefs mit Putten und Weintrauben, Basrelief mit Putten im Kampf gegen wilde Tiere, Relief von der Kirche S. Felice, Basrelief mit Zentauren, Relief vom Dom, Sphinx (2 Seitenansichten), Basrelief mit Teufel, Fries vom Tempel des Äskulap, 4 Reliefs einer Urne, die nahe des Äskulap-Tempels gefunden wurde. Alle Sepia-Zeichnungen auf grauem Papier ausgeführt und auf ein Unterpapier mit Schmuckrahmen in Sepia und grün aufmontiert. Blattgröße je 52,5 x 43 cm. Interessante Sammlung zur Geschichte und Architektur der Stadt.

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        Nachricht von den Versteinerungen des Grossfürstenthums Siebenbürgen, mit einem Anhange und beygefügter Tabelle über die sämmtlichen Mineralien und Fossilien dieses Landes

      ...herausgegeben von der Gesellschaft Naturforschender Freunde zu Berlin. Two folding engraved maps (one finely handcolored & the other colored in outline), six engraved plates (one is on two sheets, three are double-page & four are folding), and three folding & finely handcolored profiles & plans. 1 p.l., 158 pp., one leaf of errata; 1 p.l., 134 pp., one leaf of errata. Two parts in one vol. Large 4to, 19th-cent. morocco-backed marbled boards, flat spine gilt. Nuremberg: Raspe, 1780. First edition and a very fine copy of this handsomely illustrated and notable geological work. "The most gifted of the early stratigraphers was Johann Ehrenreich von Fichtel (1732-95), a Hungarian by birth, whose researches in Transylvania were published in 1780 [in the present book]...The first volume of Fichtel's Mineralogy of Transylvania contains much valuable information about local occurrences of Tertiary fossils in the low range of hills in front of the Transylvanian Alps. In the second volume, Fichtel describes the massive accumulations of rock-salt in Transylvania, and gives an exhaustive technical account of the whole mining industry in Transylvania, the Carpathians, and Galicia. A topographical map shows the distribution of rock-salt in these areas... "Local stratigraphical relations are now and then elucidated, and the origin of the different kinds of rock is discussed, Fichtel declaring himself to be a thorough Volcanist... "It can be easily understood that Fichtel's work met with an incredulous reception by Werner and his adherents."-Zittel, pp. 88-89. One of the remarkable handcolored plates in this book depicts in profile Transylvanian salt mine showing the miners at work below and above ground. Very fine copy printed on thick paper. Bookplate of Wm. Andr. Ooster. ❧ Schuh, Mineralogy & Crystallography: A Biobibliography, 1469 to 1920, 1658-"Very scarce. Contains an interesting and important account of the fossiliferous Tertiary deposits of the low parts of Siebenbürgen (Transylvania), with a chapter at the end on the minerals and their localities in the same region." .

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        Hafnia, Metropolis et Regia Daniae. Prospect der Königl. Dänischen Residenz-Stadt Copenhagen." Ansicht. Guckkastenblatt

      Altkolorierter Kupferstich von Georg Balthasar Probst, Augsburg um 1780. 31x42.5 cm. - Kapff / Steinmetz 300 - Dekorative Ansicht mit Gärten, Weiden, mehrspännigem Fuhrwerk, Reiter und Personen im Vordergrund. Unten Legende 1 - 15 in deutsch und latein. Auf grauen Karton montiert, unten links kleiner Eckabriss, Ränder leicht angeschmutzt, kurze Randeinrisse restauriert.

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        Vue Générale de la Ville de Venise." Gesamtansicht. Guckkastenblatt

      Altkolorierter Kupferstich von Daumont, Paris um 1780. 26x42 cm. - Dekorative Ansicht mit den Inseln S. Giorgio Maggiore, La Giudecca und Sacca Fisola vorn, Segelschiffe und zahlreiche Boote in der Lagune und auf dem Canale Grande. Auf graunen Karton montiert, schmale Rändchen, im Himmel kleine Bereibung.

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        Descriptio Anatomica Oculi Humani Iconibus Illustrata Nunc Altera Vice Edita, Et Necessario Supplemento, Novis Que Tabulis Aucta

      Goettingae: Abrami Vandenhoeck, 1780. Second Edition. Hard Cover. Good. [16], [1]-248 pages plus 7 engraved folding plates. 9 x 7 1/2 inches. Early calf spine with worn marbled paper boards. Plates foxed and with institutional stamps. "Ex Libris Societates Medice Edineasis" (?) inked on title page. Damp staining throughout affecting lower half of text block, ranging from browned to very light towards the rear. The 1780 (second) edition of this important work which was originally published in 1755. "Zinn, one of Haller's best pupils at Gottingen, became professor of medicine there. Although he died young [at 32 years of age] he produced this important book on the anatomy of the eye which is a fundamental work in the history of ophthalmology. His name is preserved in those of several of the finer structures of the eye: the central artery of Zinn, circulet of Zinn, zonule of Zinn, etc. Included in the volume are seven excellent folding plates." (Heirs of Hippocrates 2/607, referring to the first edition of 1755) "The first complete study of the anatomy of the eye, including the first description of the 'zonule of Zinn' and the 'annulus of Zinn." Garrison/Morton 5/1484 also referring to the first edition of 1755. See also Osler 4298 (this edition).

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        Galic Antiquities... History of the Druids... Poems of Ossian; and a Collection of Ancient Poems

      London & Edinburgh: T Cadell & C Elliott, 1780 Galic Antiquities: Consisting of A History of the Druids, Particularly of Those of Caledonia; a Dissertation on the Authenticity of the Poems of Ossian; and a Collection of Ancient Poems Translated from the Galic of Ullin, Ossian, Orran Etc. In modern purple cloth, a little bumped at corners and edges. Spine has been relaid, keeping original, title in gilt to black leather label, small white library no to base. Internally, new endpapers, 2 circular lib stamps to title page, [5], (vi-viii), 2-352 pp, printed by Macfarquhar and Elliott, Edinburgh, front edges uncut. With the library stamp of Warrington Museum and Library on its titlepage. Articles on The Establishment of the Druids, The Druids as Priests, The Druids as Magistrates, The Philosophy of the Druids, The Medical profession of the Druids, A dissertation of Ossian and accounts of poems in various collections etc. A very Good copy of an important title. Smith was the Minister at Kilbrandon, Argyleshire. (ESTC T98766. Lowndes 2425)

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      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.

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        The Works of Laurence Sterne in Ten Volumes Complete, Containing The Life and Opinions of Tristan Shandy, A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy, Sermons, Letters, and A Life of the Author (10 Volume Set)

      London: Printed for W. Strahan, et al, 1780. Complete 10 volume 1780 first British edition, printed for W. Strahan, et al, London. Size: 12mo. Full polished leather, with 5 raised spine bands. Red and green leather spine labels, with giltstamped titles. Giltstamped floral spine panel decorations and borders. Marbled endpapers. "Volume the First", (xxiv), 296pp., with frontis woodcut of Sterne, and 1 text woodcut. "Volume the Second", (iv), 307pp, with marbling on pages 111 and 112, and 2 woodcuts. "Volume the Third", (vi), 288pp. with 1 woodcut. "Volume the Fourth", (viii), 264pp. 2 woodcuts. "Volume the Fifth", (iv), 242pp. 2 woodcuts. "Volume the Sixth", (xii), 284pp. "Volume the Seventh", (viii), 276pp. "Volume the Eighth", (viii), 280pp. "Volume the Ninth", xx, 209pp., with frontis woodcut. "Volume the Tenth", (viii), 198pp. All 10 volumes are solid, although there is cracking on many of the outer hinges. Moderate scuffing to boards, and age toning to top edges. Scattered light foxing, here and there in text. Each volume has the armorial bookplate of Richard Oliver A.M. on the front pastedowns. Overall condition: Good.. First British Edition. Full-Leather. Good.

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        The West-India Atlas; or, a Compendious Description of the West-Indies: Illustrated with forty correct charts and maps, taken from actual surveys. Together with an historical account of the several countries and islands which compose that part of the World

      London: printed for Robert Sayer and John Bennett, 1780 [-1782]. Folio. (21 1/4 x 15 1/4 inches). Mounted on guards throughout. Double-page engraved additional title-page, 40 engraved maps and charts by Jefferys and others (37 double-page), 2 engraved headpieces and 1 engraved tailpiece in text. Expertly bound to style in 18th-century half diced russia, over contemporary marbled paper-covered boards, spine with raised bands in seven compartments, black morocco lettering piece in the second compartment. Rare edition of the famed West-India Atlas: this copy with interesting American provenance. The 40 engraved maps and charts are divided into three sections: the first group of six charts are designed to give information to a navigator wishing to sail from England to the West Indies. Starting with a map of the English Channel, then a general Atlantic chart, followed by more detailed charts of the Azores, the Canaries, the Cape Verde Islands and Bermuda. The second section is made up of an index map of the West Indies, followed by 16 detailed charts that could be joined to form a a single large chart of both the coast of continental America (north, central and south) and the various islands of the Caribbean. The third section contains 17 maps of individual islands or island groups. Five of the charts (in the first and second sections) feature what is now mainland United States: A Chart of the Atlantic Ocean; A Compleat Chart of the West Indies; The Western Coast of Louisiana and the Coast of New Leon; The Coast of West Florida and Louisiana; The Peninsula and Gulf of Florida ... with the Bahama Islands; The Island of Cuba with part of the Bahama Banks and the Martyrs. The present 1780 edition (Gestetner's 3rd issue) includes maps dated as late as 1782, and includes a final chart of Guyana not found in earlier editions. Notably, this edition includes charts which for the first time since the first edition of 1775 "show several changes and additions" (Gestetner). According to Gestetner, the later editions published by Sayer and Bennett, i.e. like the present, are far more uncommon than the 1775 first edition. Thomas Jefferys was one of the leading English cartographers of the 18th century. From about 1750, he published a series of maps of the Americas, that were among the most significant produced in the period. As Geographer to the Prince of Wales, and after 1761, Geographer to the King, Jefferys was well-placed to have access to the best surveys conducted in America, and many of his maps held the status of official work. Jefferys died on 20th November 1771, but Robert Sayer (in partnership with John Bennett) "having acquired the sole property of the Plates" and other material relating to the work, followed Jefferys' plans for the present work although Sayer does note that additional work was done using various sources to ensure that the information was up to date. The work was evidently a commercial success as there were five subsequent editions under the Sayer and Bennett imprint. In 1794 an expanded and modified version with sixty-one plates was published under Sayer's sole imprint. In the same year Laurie & Whittle acquired Sayer's plates, Sayer having died on 29th January 1794. They published a further version with the same title- page, but a slip with their names was pasted over the Sayer imprint. In addition to the maps, the letterpress portion is also of interest: the title is followed by a dedication to Sir William Young "late Captain- General and governor in Chief of ... Dominica." The 4p. introduction gives details of the genesis of the atlas ("This work unites the Atlas and Pilot for the West-Indies, shewing both the Geographic and Hydrographic parts") as well as notes on the sources of the individual maps. This is then followed by 23pp. of text on the West Indies, the Islands and the industries that they support, including an early polemic against the slave trade. This copy of the atlas with an interesting American provenance. Michael Morgan O'Brien (d. 1804) has inscribed the title, gifting the book to Ignatius Palyart. In the late 18th century, O'Brien was a West India merchant in Philadelphia, operating from a store front on the corner of Front and Chestnut Streets. Palyart, at the same time, was the Consul General of Portugal to the United States. D. Gestetner "Thomas Jefferys': West-India Atlas, 1775" in MapForum, issue 7 (2005), pp.40-48 & issue 8 (2005), pp.30-35.

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        Samuel Huntington SIGNED Royal Dictionary

      1780. Hardcover Hardcover. Fair. Samuel Huntington SIGNED The Royal Dictionary. Huntington served the United States of America as the first President of the United States in Congress Assembled. Many believe that with this title, Huntington earned the right to be known as the first President of the United States. Huntington represented the state of Connecticut in the Continental Congress, signed the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation. This copy of 'The Royal Dictionary Abridged in Two Parts: French and English / English and French' was originally owned by Samuel Huntington and bears his signature on the first page of the original text. The book is signed by Samuel Huntington, who added '1780' to his name. Signature page exhibits repair as was once torn. Book bears slight soiling and foxing due to age. Retains original boards although a new spine and endpapers have been added. Fair condition.

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

      A Londres, W. Richardson, 1780.. Portables, et de ceux a grande Echelle, &c. IV. Un Essai sur le Feu Elementaire, & sur la Chaleur des Corps (avec la Description des Nouveaux Thermometres). V. Sur les Collections d"Instrumens (d"Astronomie, de Geodesie, de Physique, &c), ordonnees par la Cour d"Espagne. VI. Sur le Nouveau Remede de Mr. Mudge pour la Toux. 1780, 4to, 260 x 205 mm, 10¼ x 8 inches, 3 folding engraved plates, as in all copies with the first unnumbered and the other two numbered V and VI, 1 illustration in the text, text in French, pages [2], 2,18, [5], 22-86, [5], 88-164 [i.e.166], [7],166-192, [5],194-258, some errors of pagination but the text follows on, collated and guaranteed complete, separate dated title pages for each tract (some of which had been issued separately), pagination (with breaks) and register continuous, at the end are bound 2 mathematical articles in English by Francis Maseres, taken from Philosophical Transactions of 1778 and 1780. Bound in modern quarter calf over marbled sides, raised bands with blind rules and gilt lettered morocco label, new endpapers. Very small pale red library stamp on title page, repeated 8 times within, plus a larger black ink stamp on the last page of the English section at the rear, title page very slightly chipped at upper and fore-edge, light browning to margins of a few pages, occasional slight foxing, mostly to margins, small light brown stain to 1 upper margin, small closed tear to 1 upper margin, repaired neatly, small chip to fore-edge of 2 folding plates, loss to margin only. A very good tight copy of a scarce work. A reissue, with its own collective title page of Part 2 of the two-part collection with the same title and the imprint: A Paris & Londres, 1775-80. Part I contained information on the construction and use of sextant and octants and was not reissued. Usually known by the French version of his name, J. H. de Magellan (1723-1790), descended from the explorer Ferdinand Magellan, was a Portuguese scientist whose work focused primarily on scientific instruments. He is credited with introducing English scientific instruments, and the work of Joseph Priestley to the scientific community in France. After travels throughout Europe he settled in England in 1764 to pursue his scientific studies. He was elected a member of the Royal Society of London in 1774 and was also a member of the Imperial Academy of Science in St. Petersburg, and of the Royal Academy of Madrid. As an instrument maker and designer, supplying the governments of Europe, he proposed changes and improvements to astronomical and nautical observation instruments such as the quarters of a circle (English sextants and octants), in the reflection circle, in the sextant and in the pendulum clock. As far as meteorological instruments are concerned, he put forward improvements in barometers, thermometers and presented a meteorographer. As regards physical instruments, worthy of mention are his improvements to Atwood?s machines and to the precision scale, very important for the advances of chemistry. In Traite V in our book he deals with astronomic clocks and watches, marine compasses, protection against lightning, and the theodolite. The final Traite is actually an extract from a letter from Magellan to a doctor friend in Paris describing the construction and use of a new inhaler or respirateur invented by a fellow member of the Royal Society, the physician John Mudge, and believed to cure infallibly catarrhal coughs. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        BREVIARIUM SANCTAE LUGDUNENSIS ECCLESIAE, Primae Gallarum Sedis. Pars Hiemalis

      Parisiis: P.G. Simon, A.M. Lottin, 1780. BREVIARIUM SANCTAE LUGDUNENSIS ECCLESIAE, Primae Gallarum Sedis. Pars Hiemalis- Catholic Church, Antonius De Malvin De Montazet, Archiepiscopus (b1713-d1788)- Illustrated by Woodcuts- P.G. Simon, A.M. Lottin- Parisiis (Paris)- 1780- 1st Edition Thus- A scarce Lyon Breviary- Hardcover:-4to- G-VG antiquarian condition- full calf leather with 5 raised bands on spine, 4 panels with gilt decorations, two panels in black and maroon leather insets with titles-All page edges are gilt- spine and cover has fissure cracks at edge not affecting the solid binding or textblock. rubs at extremities with corners exposed, otherwise clean. Interior pages are impeccable, with no tears, writing and very little if any foxing.- Collated as follows: blank, A8-I8, K8-T8, V8, X8-Z8, Aa8-Ii8, Kk8-Tt8, Vv8, Xx8-Zz8, AAa8-Iii8, KKk8-SSs4, a8-i8, k8-t8, v8, x8-z8, aa8-gg4, blank. 508pp + ccxxxvi (236pp).- Complete.- SEE PHOTOS- A very scarce Lyon Breviary printed in Paris, overseen by Archbishop of Lyons Antonius De Malvin De Montazet, Archiepiscopus (b.1713-d.1788) he was Archbishop of Lyon from 18 mars 1748-16 mars 1758.- Gallia Lugdunensis was a province of the Roman Empire in what is now the modern country of France, part of the Celtic territory of Gaul. It is named after its capital Lugdunum-one of the Three Gauls called the Gallia Comata. It extended from the capital of Lugdunum (modern Lyon)- This volume is Pars Hiemalis or winter Breviary.- THE LITURGY, or official public worship of the Church, comprises the holy sacrifice of the Mass, the Sacraments and Sacramentals, and the canonical hours, or official daily prayer of the Church. It is the latter which is contained in the Roman Breviary, par excellence, the prayer-book of the usually appears in four volumes each containing the Offices of about one-quarter of the ecclesiastical year. These four are: 1) The winter volume (pars hiemalis) comprising the Offices of Advent, Christmastide, and Epiphany, up to and including the Saturday before the First Sun. day of Lent. In the calendar of the fixed feasts, this part extends from November 26 to March 12.--2) The spring volume (pars verna) containing the Offices of Lent and Paschaltide to the Saturday of the Pentecost Ember Week, inclusive. In the fixed calendar, this period begins with February 7 and lasts to June 19.--3) The summer volume (pars aestiva) with the time after Pentecost up to the Fifteenth Sunday, inclusive. For the fixed feasts, this section runs from May 18 to September 2.--4) The autumn volume (pars autumnalis) covering the year from the Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost till the day before Advent, August 28 to December 2 of the fixed calendar."- A fine example of this scarce Lyon Pars Hiemalis- Illustrated woodcuts on title and preface page, also on end of chapter. Non-fiction-religion-Catholic-breviary-liturgy-Gall-Lyon (3711) Overseas shipping has added costs due to size and weight of volume. Please inquire.. 1st Edition Thus. Leather. G-VG/No Jacket as Issued. Illus. by Woodcuts. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        NATURAL HISTORY General and Particular, by the Count de Buffon, translated into English. Illustrated with above 260 Copper-plates and occasional Notes and Observations by the Translator

      Edinburgh: William Creech, 1780 [-1781]. Second English language edition. Full contemporary calf with raised bands, gilt rules, morocco letterering pieces, gilt lettering. In Vol.III, A1 is loosening with an accompanying gutter crack in the otherwise tight binding and the last pp and last 4 plates (of hogs) are wanting. Otherwise this is a remarkably good and handsome set of an important book.. Eight volumes. Volume I - xxi Errata, 514; II - [4] ,517; III - vii, 520; IV - vii, 352; V - vii, 440; VI - iv, 443; VII - vii, 452; VIII - [8], iii , 352. Illustrated with 297 (of 301) engravings. Freeman no. 580 (2) - "There is no complete translation of the Histoire Naturelle." This edition was preceded by by the Bell, 6 volume London edition of 1776. "'Buffon's Natural History' presented for the first time, a complete survey of natural history in popular form." PMM198

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        Tygers at Play

      Published by George Stubbs, February 25, 1780. Etching, finished with a graver. State ii/iii, finished proof with the etched inscription: "Painted and Engraved by Geo: Stubbs / Publish'd as the Act directs febry. 25, 1780 by Geo: Stubbs London." Reproduction frame. 14 3/4 x 19 inches. 19 x 25 3/8 inches. An incredibly rare proof impression of George Stubbs' masterpiece. "Tygers at Play" is touching and sublime, and epitomizes Stubbs' genius as an animal painter. This is a stunning proof impression of one of George Stubbs' most famous prints. Stubbs is considered one of the greatest English painters. His ingenious animal and sporting pictures remain unrivalled in their passionate depiction of emotion and their commitment to naturalistic observation. Stubbs' was briefly apprenticed to the painter Hamlet Winstanley, a relationship which quickly ended, leaving the young artist to his own education. In contrast to contemporary academic theory, Stubbs' attached great importance to the belief that art should imitate nature, not the work of other artists. He spent years carefully studying human and equine anatomy so that he could truthfully represent natural form and movement. A result of this study was his famous Anatomy of the Horse, which details, with beautiful engraving, the various elements of a horse's anatomy, from skeletal form to muscular definition. Continuing in search of innovation, Stubbs began experimenting with a myriad of different media, becoming accomplished in both enameling and printmaking. Through arduous application, he became a talented mezzotint engraver and worked with ease in both soft ground and etching techniques. Stubbs was elected Director of the Society of Artists and a Royal Academician, and today his prized paintings are housed in some of the finest museums in the world. This animated image shows two leopards at play in front of the opening of a dark cave. Although the print was entitled Tygers at Play, early writings on natural history show that "tyger" was a generic term, commonly applied to all the larger cats, with the sole exception of the lion. This magnificent print not only demonstrates Stubbs' talents as an engraver but also exemplifies his genius when expressing animal emotion. In contrast to some of his darker images of conflict, Tygers at Play is light and carefree while still remaining true to nature. In mood and effect this image is nothing short of sublime. It blends natural observation with a sense of emotion, creating a visual feast for the viewer. Lennox-Boyd, George Stubbs, 60, ii/iii; Gilbey, Life of George Stubbs, no. 36; Sparrow, British Sporting Artists from Barlow to Herring, 1922, p. 135; Siltzer, The Story of British Sporting Prints, p. 271; Taylor, The Prints of George Stubbs, no. 2 (described LB states II and III); Parris, pp. 7-11 (describes all states); Snelgrove, British Sporting and Animal Prints 1658-1874, no. 27.

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        Morias Egkomion [graece] sive Stultitiae Laus Des. Erasmi Rot. Declamatio. Cum commentariis Gerardi Listrii, ineditis Oswaldi Molitoris et figuris Johannis Holbenii

      Basel, Ex officina J. J. Thurneisen, 1780.. 1780. 2 binder's blanks, 355 (1) pp., 2 binder's blanks. With 83 (7 full-page) woodcut-illustrations after HOLBEIN in the text. First half 19th c. 3/4 calf over marbled boards with 5 gilt-ruled raised bands, gilt-ruled sides, spine gilt-tooled, gilt-titled (in Greek characters) and -dated. Marbled endpapers; t.e.g.. Edges uncut. Large paper copy. Spine slightly rubbed and discoloured, top spine & upper crnrs trifle worn, else a well-preserved copy in a nice, decorative binding. BRUNET, II, 1037. *** Gutes Exemplar, Kollation in deutscher Sprache auf Anfrage.

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        Versuch über die natürliche and politische Geschichte der böhmischen and mährischen Bergwerke

      Finely engraved title-page, one folding engraved map, & numerous large & fine engraved head- & tail-pieces. xx, 464, [34] pp. Folio, cont. marbled sheep (lower cover a little abraded), spine richly & brightly gilt, orange morocco lettering piece on spine. Vienna: M. A. Schmidt, 1780. First edition, and a really fine copy, of this beautifully decorated and attractive book. This work contains a detailed account and history, district by district, of the mines of Bohemia, an area of great mineral wealth including coal, lignite, iron, and the raw materials for porcelain. Peithner provides much information on the earlier and contemporary mineralogical and geological histories of the area. Also included is a chapter on the rivers and streams contributing to the Moldau, Elbe, and Eger rivers, with mineralogical remarks. There is a long section of the mining laws and regulations which apply to the region. Peithner (1727-92), was professor of mining at Prague and later became professor of mining law at Chemnitz and privy councillor at Vienna. This copy has none of the foxing or browning which usually is present. The fine head- and tail-pieces are signed by Jacob Adam and J.E. Mansfeld. ❧ Hoover 629. Poggendorff, II, 388-89. .

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      [Philadelphia. ca. 1780].. [4]pp. manuscript on a folded folio-size bifolium sheet; plus an accompanying sheet containing manuscript docketing; plus [2]pp. of manuscript on a folio sheet, docketed in manuscript on the verso. Leaves tanned and with minor edge wear and splits along the folds. Overall very good. In a cloth chemise and half morocco and cloth slipcase. The story of the Illinois and Ouabache [i.e. Wabash] Land Company begins with the end of the French and Indian War, when the French were displaced from the Northwest. To preclude private land speculation and forestall Indian conflicts, King George III issued a proclamation in 1763 declaring all land west of the Allegheny Mountains as belonging to American Indians and stating that only the Crown could purchase land from them. The proclamation, however, was met with indignation by the colonists. Several trading firms, including David Franks and Company of Philadelphia, essentially ignored the royal edict and in 1773, using Pennsylvanian William Murray as their agent, fraudulently purchased an enormous tract of land at the confluence of the Mississippi, Illinois, and Ohio rivers from the Illinois tribes at Kaskaskia on behalf of their newly- formed Illinois Company. Two years later, the Wabash Company, which included many of the same shareholders as the Illinois Company, purchased another tract along the Wabash River from the Piankashaw Indians. "Assuming both titles held, Murray and his companies would control the transportation routes for the greater part of the northwestern fur trade" - Robertson. The Declaration of Independence, although seemingly annulling the Proclamation of 1763, did not pass clear title to the two companies. Virginia, citing their original ocean-to-ocean charter, claimed the land as their own; and as the area in question was part of the tract of western lands being ceded to the new federal government, Virginia declared the two purchases void. Thus in 1780, the two companies, with both numerous shareholders and a common goal, decided to merge in order to more effectively petition the Continental Congress for the title to the Indian purchases. The text of these articles of union is preceded by two pages of resolutions drafted at five separate meetings dated Jan. 23, March 13, Aug. 20, Nov. 8, 1779; and April 29, 1780. On this final date, the shareholders of each company agreed to the Articles set forth in the document. The text begins with the following preamble: "Whereas it is most expedient and for the better and easier management of the said Companies interest in the said lands that a certain constitution or Articles of agreement should be formed and drawn up for the future governance & direction of and obligatory upon all and singular the members of said united Companies, their heirs, successors & assigns respectively." Twelve articles follow which detail the format of meetings, the election of officers, voting procedures, and the issuance and distribution of shares. The power-of-attorney document, an example of which is present here, is referred to in two of the articles. It is unclear if the present document was a draft of the original or a retained copy. Although ordered slightly differently, the text largely conforms to the text as printed in 1796. As Robertson clearly demonstrates, the formation of the Illinois and Wabash Land Company had long-reaching implications: due to the repeated failed petitions to Congress over the forty years that followed their union, the right to title to the lands ended up in the Supreme Court. The 1823 decision of that court in Johnson v. McIntosh first established the "discovery doctrine" which held that since the discovery of America, American Indian tribes held no ownership rights to the land and were merely occupants, thus paving the way for the Trail of Tears. "This is a story of unintended consequences, of the way a spurious claim gave rise to a doctrine intended to be of limited application, which itself gave rise to a massive displacement of persons and the creation of an entire legal regime" - Robertson. Lindsay G. Robertson, CONQUEST BY LAW: HOW THE DISCOVERY OF AMERICA DISPOSSESSED INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OF THEIR LANDS (Oxford, 2005).

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        Histoire Philosophique Et Politique Des Etablissemens Et Du Commerce Des Europeens Dans Les Deux Indes. 5 Vols: 4 Text + Atlas

      Geneva: Jean-Leonard Pellet, 1780. Leather Bound. Good. 5 volumes. Jean-Leonard Pellet, 1780 printing. Contemporary full mottled calf, marbled edges and endpapers. 25 maps are of portions of North and South America and the Caribbean. A large part of the work is said to have been written by Diderot, and others. Taking a radical anti-imperialistic stance, the nineteen books that comprised the original work covered the history of European colonization of India, the East Indies, China, parts of Africa, and the Americas. Much of the success, and subsequent reputation, of the Histoire was based on its attacks on tyranny, slavery and colonial exploitation, and it quickly became one of the basic texts for the humanitarian movement. The book was condemned by the French parliament and church dignitaries, and Raynal was obliged to leave France. Bindings variously worn/robbed, few joints starting. Mostlylight toning throughout, occasional foxing and dampstain (usually marginal). Lacking tables. 49 double-page maps. Vol 1: xvi,741,[i] pp. 2 pencil notations to lowermargin of title. Vol 2: [4], viii,485,[i] pp. Vol 3: [xvi],629,[i]pp. Vol 4: [4], viii,770,[i]pp. Atlas: No formal title page, half title reads, "Atlas De Toutes Les PertiesConnues Du Globe Terrestre, Dresse Pour L'Histoire Philosophique Et Politique des Etablissemens et du Commcerce Des Europeens Dans Les Duex Indes." [4]28pp.49 double-page maps by Rigobert Bonne, several crediting Andre as engraver in margin at lower right. (Maps 1-2) World, in hemispheres and as Mercator projection. (3) Europe. (4) Asia. (5) Africa. (6-8) Mediterranean locales. (9-16) African & Asian regions. (17-22) European countries. (23) Philippines & southeast Asia. (24) Russian Empire, including Arctic coast, Kamchatka, Bering Strait, and part of northwestern North America. Reflecting the uncertainty about coastlines in northeastern Asia and northwestern North America, map No. 24 shows a group of islands, "Archipel du Nord," east of Kamchatka, south of the Bering Strait, and west of the Aleutian Islands' actual location. (25) North America, from Greenland to Colombia and the Caribbean. Shows Alaska as much narrower than its actual shape, with theisland group to its west. (26) Caribbean. (27-35) Central & South American locales. (36-41) Caribbean islands. (42-43) Northern Africa. (44) Eastern Canada. (45)Central Canada, from James Bay to modern-day American upper midwest, labeling dozens of tribes and rivers of the Mississippi basin. (47-48) United States. (49) 7maps of Caribbean islands.

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        Tableaux topographiques, pittoresques, physiques, historiques, moraux, politiques, littéraires, de la Suisse (Band 2 Titel: Tableaux de la Suisse, òu Voyage pittoresque fait dans les treize cantons et états alliés du Corps Helvétique)

      Paris, Clousier 1780 -1786. 51 x 35 cm. 2 Textbände und 1 Tafelband; Band 1: Gestochenes Frontispiz, gestochener Titel, (8) Seiten Titelei (darin 1 gestochene Textvignette), 84 Seiten Discours sur l'histoire naturelle de la Suisse, (2) S., doppelblattgroße Kupferstichkarte, 368 Seiten (darin nach S. 26: 2 Kupfertafeln mit 4 Ansichten: Nr. 264, 265, 223, 224; nach S. 252: 1 Kupfertafel mit 2 Ansichten: Nr. 235, 236), 66, (6) S.; Band 2: (6) Seiten Titelei (darin 1 gestochene Textvignette), 8 Seiten Table alphabétique des estampes, 7, (1) Seiten Table numéraire des estampes, 578 S.; Tafelband: 7, (1) Seiten Titel und État alphabétique des tableaux de la Suisse, 4 Seiten Prospectus, (2), 10 Seiten Liste des souscripteurs. Mit 246 (von 248) Kupfertafeln, davon 6 ausfaltbar. Gesprenkelte Lederbände der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung, je 2 farbigen Rückenschildern und goldgeprägten Stehkanten - Brunet V, 1546 - Cohen / Ricci 1075f - Fürstenberg 46, 101, 110, 151 - Lonchamp 3362 - Erstausgabe des schönsten Ansichtenwerkes der Schweiz. Die Tafeln mit insgesamt 389 Abbildungen, überwiegend Ansichten, gestochen von Née, Masquelier, Lienard, Dequevauviller, Maillet, Duret, Helman und anderen nach Lorimier, Pérignon, Le Barbier, Maugein, Chatelet, Jendrich, Besson, Brandoin, Bertaux; Übersichtskarte der Schweiz, 5 Teilkarten und der Plan von Basel nach Clermont; Kupfer-Vignette in Band 2 mit Doppelporträt von Zurlauben und Delaporte; unter den großen Ansichten: Baden, Basel, Bellinzona, Bern (2), Chillon, Estavayer, Fribourg (2), Genf und Genfer See (6), Glarus, Interlaken, Konstanz, Lauterbrunn, Lindau, Lugano, Luzern (2), Neuchatel (2), Rheinfall (2), Rigi, St. Denis, St. Gallen, St. Gotthard (3), Schaffhausen (3), Sion, Solothurn, Stans, Teufelsbrücke, Yverdun, Zug, Zürich. Diesem Exemplar sind die Abbildungen 211 und 212 (Plan du Général Pfiffer) nicht beigegeben; die doppelblattgroße Übersichtskarte ist nicht in der Nummerierung enthalten. Band 2 Vorsatz und erste 30 Blatt in der Ecke ein kleines Wurmloch, S. 331/332 Ecke Papierverlust ersetzt; Tafel 19-24 und 1 Karte (Kanton Schaffhausen) im Rand leicht fleckig, Tafel 33 leicht gebräunt, sonst Schönes Exemplar - Sprache / Language: Französisch / French -

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        Catalogue des Livres Rares et Precieux de M.*** [Mel de Saint Ceran]

      Disposé et mis en Ordre par Guillaume De Bure, fils aîné. xvi, 312 pp. 8vo, attractive antique calf, sides decorated in gilt, spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. Paris: De Bure, 1780. A rare catalogue, priced throughout in a contemporary hand, of the library of Mel de Saint Ceran, receiver general of finances. "Catalogue curieux et qui peut trouver place à côté de celui de Gaignat. Il est fort bien raisonné; et plusieurs notes de l'éditeur corrigent très à propos quelques articles de la Bibliographie instructive."-Peignot, p. 112. Nice copy from the library of Jean Viardot. 2295 lots with an author index at end. There are some fine early MSS. and bindings in this collection. ❧ Gustave Brunet, Dictionnaire de Bibliologie Catholique, col. 492. .

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        [Chart of the Coast of Georgia and South Carolina]

      [London: 1780]. Aquatint and line engraving, period hand-colouring. Inset titled "Plan of the Siege of Savannah, And the Defeat of the French and Rebels on the 9th Oct. 1779, By His Majesty's Forces under the Command of Major General Augustin Prevost. Surveyed by John Wilson A. Engineer." (Minor age toning, minor chips at sheet edges). 31 1/4 x 23 7/8 inches. An important and quite scarce chart of the coast of Georgia and parts of South Carolina and Florida, as well as an important Revolutionary War battle plan. This fine chart is from "The Atlantic Neptune," one of the finest large scale sea atlases of the United States and Canadian Atlantic coastline ever produced. The maps in the atlas were produce over a seven- year period (1775-82), and are well known for their accurate portrayal of various sounds, bays, bars, harbors as well as navigational hazards. This atlas was used extensively by the Royal Navy during the American Revolution. This is a detailed chart of the Georgia, lower South Carolina and upper Florida coastlines, covering an area between the St. John River to John's Island. The towns of Savannah, Beaufort, Hardwick and Sunbury are shown and the coastal Parishes in Georgia are names. To the west is noted "Indian Boundary Line." This is the third and most important state of the map. The very important feature of this state of the map is the large (7 3/4 x 11 7/8 inch) inset map showing the Siege of Savannah: "British defenses of the city delineated in detail, keyed by number to separate explanation sheet. The Rebel camp and French encampments are indicated as are lines of march and approaches for the siege" (Nebenzahl). Nebenzahl, Printed Battle Plans of the American Revolution, # 75; Stevens 168c.

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        STORIA DELL'AMERICA DI GUGLIELMO ROBERTSON capo dell'Università di Edimburgo (....)

      Pisa Francesco Pieraccini 1780 4° 2 volumi Pagine XXVI + 572 + 1 di errata + 660 + 1 di errata. Ritratto dell'Autore in antiporta. Legatura coeva in mezza pelle. Titolo e ricchi fregi oro al dorso. Alcune abrasioni ai piatti. 3 carte geografiche (su 4) ripiegate fuori testo + 1 incisione ripegata fuori testo raffigurante gli Amerindi e le loro suppellettili. Ottimo esemplare in carta greve a larghissimi margini, di un edizione sconosciuta al Sabin e a tutte le bibliografie americane consultate, stampata presumibilmente a tiratura limitata. Il Robertson, storico scozzese, ministro della Chiesa Presbiteriana, fu in rapporto con i maggiori intelletuali del suo paese (D. Hume, A. Smith, A.Ferguson, ecc.). "Divided into eight books, containig the history of the discovery of America and the conquest of Mexico and Peru. A list of about 224 Spanish books and manuscripts, consulted in the prepation of the work, is given ad the second volume." (Sabin, 71973 per l' edizione originale inglese). Alcune lievi traccie d'uso.

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        Connecticut, and Parts adjacent

      Amsterdam: Covens and Mortier and Covens Junior, 1780. Copper-engraved map, engraved by H. Klockhoff, after Bernard Romans, with original outline colour, in very good condition, period-style black and gold frame. 22 x 26 1/4 inches. A very rare and highly attractive map of Connecticut and Long Island This beautiful and important map was one of four of Bernard Romans' maps of various parts of the American colonies to be re-engraved and published by the renowned Dutch firm of cartographers Covens and Mortier and Covens Junior. The present map is taken from the extremely rare 1777 map currently known in only four examples. No copies of this 1780 version are recorded as having sold at auction in the past thirty years. Connecticut is shown divided into six counties, each of which is outlined in colour, with the main towns coloured in red. The beautiful vignette- cartouche containing the title (in the lower right corner) is of a naturalistically presented Connecticut village scene. Born in Holland, Bernard Romans arrived in America in 1757 and spent a number of years working in the southeast. His two large `whole sheet maps' of Florida were completed in 1774, and at about this time he moved to Hartford, Connecticut. During the Revolutionary War he served in New York on the American side. All of his maps are extremely scarce, in most cases being known by only a few copies, and it is only through re-engraved versions such as the present example that the present generation of map collectors can hope to own examples of this important American cartographer's work. Cf. Diamant, Bernard Romans Forgotten Patriot of the American Revolution (Harrison, NY, 1985), pp.132-134; McCorkle, New England in Early Printed Maps, C780.1; Sellers & Van Ee, Maps & Charts of North America & West Indies, 1023; Thompson, Maps of Connecticut (1940 ed.), 28; Wheat & Brun, Maps Printed in America before 1800, 261-3

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        The Bible in Miniature, or a Concise History of the Old and New Testaments

      E. Newbery, London, 1780. First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Good Condition. First edition of the Newbery miniature bible, approx. 2" x 1 3/4". Contemporary calf, modestly worn at edges, front board cleanly detached and present. Lacking front endpapers but otherwise complete with 2 engraved titles and 14 engraved plates. Light age toning and slight offsetting to the plates - an attractive copy of the Newbery thumb bible. Size: 64mo. Previous owner's signature in ink. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Inventory No: 042451. .

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      [Philadelphia. nd, but likely December 1780].. [5]pp. manuscript on two folded folio sheets, one sheet laid into the other. A total of eighty-three names and addresses Light wear around the edges, but overall in very good condition. In a cloth clamshell case, leather label. A very interesting manuscript subscription book, kept by a Philadelphia printer/bookseller listing the names and addresses of subscribers to a forthcoming publication. Though unsigned and undated, we date the volume to circa December 1780, based on internal evidence. The names of the subscribers would indicate that the forthcoming text was of a political nature, which allows us to narrow the range of potential printers, and even potential titles. The text lists the names of more than eighty men, most of them living in Philadelphia, but including towns and cities as far away as Stenton and Lancaster in Pennsylvania, New York, Baltimore, "Elizabeth's town," and Newcastle. Among the prominent Revolutionary- era figures listed in the manuscript are Dr. George Logan of Stenton; future Pennsylvania governor Thomas Mifflin; the Marquis de Lafayette (marked down for two copies); François Barbe-Marbois, Secretary to the French Legation in America (marked down for nine copies); Francis Hopkinson (a signer of the Declaration of Independence); Clement Biddle; Peter du Ponceau; future Secretary of State Timothy Pickering; William Shippen; Spanish Ambassador Don Francisco Rendon; and Baron von Steuben, listed as living in New York. There is also an entry for "Van Berkel, Dutch Ambassador, near the City Tavern." Two important Jewish Philadelphians are also listed: Revolutionary War financier Haym Solomon; and Benjamin Nones, who had a distinguished military career. Listed as well are two prominent Philadelphia printers, Robert Aitken and Robert Bell. The names are grouped together by the street, and among the Philadelphia streets listed are Walnut, Spruce, Arch, Market, Water, and Front. Though the subscription book is undated, we can establish a date of circa December 1780 based on the fact that the Marquis de Lafayette, the Marquis de Barbe-Marbois, and Don Francisco Rendon were all residing in Philadelphia at the time. More than a dozen printers and publishers were active in Philadelphia in 1780-81. Those most active as printers of political material were Robert Aitken, John Dunlap, David Claypoole, Francis Bailey, and Benjamin Towne. We can eliminate Robert Aitken and Robert Bell, who are both listed as subscribers and therefore would not likely have maintained the present volume. Towne printed only one work of a political nature in 1781, an essay on George Washington's appointment as commander-in- chief of the Continental Army. That leaves Dunlap, Bailey, and Claypoole as the most likely creators of this subscription book. John Dunlap was the printer to the Pennsylvania General Assembly at the time, and produced volumes of Pennsylvania laws and minutes of the state Assembly in 1781. It is difficult to believe, however, that Barbe- Marbois would have been ordering nine copies of Pennsylvania laws to send to France. David Claypoole, printer to the Continental Congress, produced the JOURNALS OF CONGRESS for 1780, and it is quite possible that this subscription book was for that text. Even more likely, however, is that this volume was kept by Francis Bailey, whose major political publication in 1781 was THE CONSTITUTIONS OF THE SEVERAL INDEPENDENT STATES OF AMERICA..., a work that would have been of great interest to all American political leaders, as well as to Barbe-Marbois and the other foreign diplomats resident in Philadelphia. An intriguing and interesting manuscript subscription book of a Philadelphia bookseller during the Revolution, listing some of the most prominent names in the city, and sure to reward further research.

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        Travels in North-America, In the Years 1780, 1782, and 1782

      Two volumes: xv+462 pages with two folding maps; xv+430 pages with three folding plates. Octavo (8 1/4" x 5 1/4") bound in original full leather with black and red labels to spine, lettered in gilt. translated from the French by an English gentleman, who resided in America at that period ; with notes by the translator. Translated by G. Grieve, Watt and Sabin ascribe the translation to J. Kent. (Sabin 12229) First Irish edition.was a military officer who served during the War of American Independence as a major general in the French expeditionary forces led by general Comte de Rochambeau. Being on general Rochambeau's staff for the duration of the war, Chastellux acted as the principal liaison officer between the French commander in chief and George Washington. However the Chevalier de Chastellux was also widely recognized, at the time of his campaigns in America, as a highly talented man of letters and a member of the French Academy. After arriving in America in July 1780, Chastellux participated to the American Revolutionary War as Major General in the French expeditionary force led by general Rochambeau. During the following year, he was third in command of the French forces engaged at the decisive Siege of Yorktown in 1781 where the British were ultimately defeated. Major General de Chastellux was fluent in English and with his strong ideological support of the American cause, he served the alliance well. During the latter part of the campaign he was the principal liaison officer between George Washington and French general Rochambeau. Thereafter, Chastellux remained a personal friend of George Washington for life. Furthermore, the College of William and Mary and the University of Pennsylvania also awarded Chastellux with honorary degrees. After his return to France, Chastellux also remained in contact with Thomas Jefferson, now the American representative in Paris, whom he had previously visited on his Virginia estate at Monticello.Condition:Title page clipped at top corner, first fold out map repaired, map edges repaired, hinges repaired, previous owner's names on front paste downs and content pages else a good set.

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      Headquarters, Robinson House [Garrison, N.Y.]. Sept. 1, 1780.. [1]p. Folio. Old fold lines. Minor wear and soiling, some separation starting at folds. About very good. A letter written by General Benedict Arnold the day after receiving word that British General Henry Clinton had agreed to his price for turning his coat. In his letter, Arnold requests fresh horses to run express courier routes - some of which surely carried treasonous information to the British. He writes: "Sir, I have sent the brave Sergeant Pike for six or eight of the best horses you have in pasture for the purpose of relieving the light horse employed here to go express. With hard service and want of forage they are worn down & unfit for use. You will please to deliver him eight of the best horses you have if we can find so many that will answer. Also, a pair of the best waggon horses you have in lieu of two which were sent to me by Col. Hay who will not draw." The letter was clearly drawn up in some haste, as there are several words stricken through where Arnold has changed his mind about phrasing or information. In June 1778, Washington placed Arnold in command of Philadelphia, where he lived and entertained extravagantly, and his private business dealings, haughty and dismissive behavior, and close association with the Shippens and other quasi-Loyalists excited the enmity and wrath of the Executive Council of Pennsylvania. On Feb. 3, 1779, a courier served him with a copy of eight formal charges filed against him by the Pennsylvania Council. Outraged, Arnold demanded a court martial to clear the allegations against him. "From this period began the plot that would end, eighteen months later, with Arnold's defection to the British side. ... He used those channels to inform General Henry Clinton, commanding the British army, that he was ready to serve the Crown. He explained to Clinton that he had lost faith in the revolutionary cause when the United States allied itself with France. No evidence before May 1779 supports this claim. Clinton was cautious but interested in the chance that Arnold might betray a key point in American defenses. He left the matter in the hands of young staff officer, John André." - ANB. By July Arnold had named his minimum price - £10,000 - and on August 1 became commander of the critical American fortress at West Point. By the time this letter was written, important information was passing from Arnold to Clinton, and the plot to betray West Point was well advanced. A wonderful letter, hastily written and clearly showing Arnold's agitation as he slid deeper into infamy.

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        [Triumph of Britannia]

      circa 1780. Engraving. Unfinished working proof. Printed on watermarked laid paper. In excellent condition with the exception of being trimmed within the platemark on all sides. Some creases in image. Image size: 15 1/8 x 20 ½ inches. 15 ¾ x 20 ¾ inches. An extremely rare working proof of James Fittler's striking engraving of Britannia. James Fittler was a skilled etcher and engraver, who established a reputation as an exceptional marine engraver. His oeuvre included portraits and book illustrations but he was best known for his appealing marine scenes. Trained at the Royal Academy schools, Fittler became an associate in 1800. He was a regular exhibitor at the Academy and was appointed "Marine Engraver" to George III. This stunning image of Britannia is an excellent example of his skill and a fascinating glimpse of the etching process. This intriguing print shows a unique step in the printmaking process before an image is ready for publication. Before the image is completed the engraver has printed a trial impression to view this stage of the engraved plate. It is incredibly rare to find prints in this unfinished experimental stage. Impressions which were pulled as working proofs are unique and were almost never duplicated Dictionary of National Biography; Benezit, Dictionnaire Des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs, Vol. 5, p. 492.

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

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

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        Mappa Paraquariae

      An exceedingly rare map of the Paraguayan settlements of the Jesuits. 1780. Vienna. A dark impression, margins are short as always, slightly age-toned, else fine. 422 mm x 344 mm. Exceedingly rare map of Paraguay, by Dobrizhoffer (1717-1791), an Austrian Jesuit missionary with the Abipones and Guaranis for 18 years; published in his famous Historia de Avipones y Mocobies [Latin edition]. Engraved by F. Assner. Comprises most of Argentina and Paraguay, includes the immense region occupied by the Guaranitic Missions after their pass from Spain to Portugal. According to Dr. Luis M. Torres: ?This detailed map is one of the most accurate maps known at that time?.

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