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        WORKS OF LAURENCE STERNE

      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.

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
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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).

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

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

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        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 Church.....it 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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        ARTICLES AGREED TO & ESTABLISHED AT A MEETING OF THE UNITED ILLINOIS & OUABACHE LAND COMPANIES HELD AT PH.A 29th APRIL 1780 [manuscript caption title]

      [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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        [MANUSCRIPT SUBSCRIPTION BOOK OF A PHILADELPHIA PRINTER/BOOKSELLER, NOTING THE NAMES AND ADDRESSES OF SUBSCRIBERS TO A FORTHCOMING PUBLICATION]

      [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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        [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM BENEDICT ARNOLD TO THE ADJUTANT QUARTERMASTER GENERAL, REQUESTING FRESH HORSES]

      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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        The Vicar of Wakefield. A Tale. Supposed to be Written by Himself. The Third Edition

      August Mylius, 1780. Third. Hardcover Hardcover. Good. Goldsmith, Oliver. The Vicar of Wakefield. A Tale. Supposed to be Written by Himself. The Third Edition. August Mylius, 1780. Calf leather spine and tips. Extensive rubbing. Interior foxed. Scarce book. Good condition for its age.

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        The State of the Prisons in England and Wales

      London,: William Eyres for Cadell and Conant, 1780.. Octavo, with eleven folding engraved plates including seven highly detailed architectural plans; occasional inoffensive offsetting, some water-staining to the margins of the text and affecting the plates, but overall a good copy in contemporary tree calf, spine panelled in gilt between raised bands, some wear to joints and extremities. Second and best edition of John Howard's exhaustive and highly influential examination of the prisons of Britain and Europe, considerably enlarged from the first edition of 1777 and with an additional seven engraved folding plates. Howard's criticism of British gaols was contemporary with recent discoveries in the Pacific, marking the work out as one of the fundamental works in the debate that would culminate in the establishment of the penal colony at Botany Bay.Howard's study is a landmark in the history of criminology. Like his successor Jeremy Bentham, Howard took great interest in the architecture of prisons and demonstrated that an improvement of the penal environment could promote rehabilitation. This second edition features eleven folding plates of which seven are detailed plans of existing prisons including Newgate and the Bastille.In 1773 Howard accepted the office of high sheriff of Bedford and was appalled by the conditions in the local gaol. As a result, he began an exhaustive examination of British gaols and in 1774 gave evidence to a parliamentary committee which legislated for gaolers to be paid a fixed salary to minimise their extorting money from prisoners, while all those detained without charge were immediately released. Howard continued to agitate for better food and medical care and launched a systematic inspection of British and continental gaols.The State of Prisons is a rich source of statistical data and detailed description alike. Interestingly, this second edition expands upon the condition of the Thames hulks based on a series of visits made in 1779. Howard reports that the pursers' weights were doctored for personal gain and that new rations of cloth and bedding had been issued specifically for his visits to the Justicia and her sister hulk the Censor. He reports horrific mortality rates on the hulk Justicia: between August 1776 and March 1778 a staggering 176 of the 632 prisoners had died. The appalling conditions and vice on the hulks led to their widespread condemnation and calls for transportation as a preferable state of affairs.Tragically, Howard died in the Crimea in 1790 from the very prison fever he sought to eradicate. He draws comparisons between the elimination of scurvy at sea and maintaining the health of prisoners and refers to the scholarship of Sir John Pringle and James Lind, both eminent contemporary physicians of the scurvy problem.Garrison & Morton, 1598; Goldsmiths', 12059; HBS, 7975; Printing and the Mind of Man, 224; Rothschild, 1163-1164.

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

      Montreal. March 23, 1780.. [2]pp. written on folio sheet. Old folds. Four small pin holes. Very good. Accompanied by a typed transcription. Daniel Claus (1727-87) came to North America from Germany in 1749 and settled for a time in Philadelphia. Almost immediately upon his arrival he became interested in the various languages of the tribes of the Six Nations. He worked under William Johnson, and in 1760 was based in Montreal, becoming deputy agent to the Canadian Indians and reporting to both Johnson and the local military government. By the mid-1760s he had married and had acquired considerable land in the vicinity of Albany, New York. His life changed, both administratively and personally, when in 1774, Sir William Johnson died suddenly, and Sir Guy Carleton replaced Claus with John Campbell. Shortly thereafter, with the outbreak of the American Revolution and the subsequent defeat of Burgoyne at Saratoga, the Loyalist cause in the upper Hudson valley was lost, and Claus and his family fled to Canada, leaving behind their lands and their possessions. In 1778, Frederick Haldimand, Carleton's successor, appointed Claus deputy agent of the Six Nations in Canada, with special emphasis on the Mohawks. In this hurriedly written letter (probably the original draft of the letter, containing many manuscript corrections), which pertains to one Peter Hansen, "active in ye Rebellion," whom the Indians had taken for the British "for intelligence," Claus also mentions in an afterthought: "The Mohawk Village here is somewhat sickly within this short time."

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        Fragmente uber Capitain Cooks letze Reise und sein Ende

      Gottingen,: bei Johann Christian Dieterich, 1780.. 6 parts (St¸cke) bound in two volumes, small octavo, with 10 plates (including 5 folding plates: one on blue paper and one folding sheet of music); a fine set in later blue marbled boards, black labels, a little chipped at extremities. First edition: the entire first series of this very important journal which, among many firsts, includes Georg Forster's important report on Captain Cook, 'the earliest authentic and substantial information concerning Cook's Third Voyage, his discovery of Hawaii, and his death at Kealakekua...' (Forbes). Forster co-edited the G?ttingisches Magazin with the Anglophile scholar Lichtenberg, whose own biography of Cook, subsequently published as a separate work, appears here.The importance of this volume to Cook's third voyage is remarkable, including as it does three important biographical studies and an important engraved portrait, as well as the first scientific notice of the natural history of Hawaii (Georg Forster's "Beschreibung des rothen Baumlaufers von der Insul O-Waihi" (pp. 346-51), an ornithological treatise which Forbes notes as 'the earliest scientific notice on any aspect of the natural history of Hawaii'). The set also includes both parts of Georg Forster's extremely early account of Tahiti, in part based on the Spanish voyages to Tahiti in the 1770s, and the most significant of the bare handful of contemporary reports to take notice of the voyages of Don Juan de Langara y Huarte and Don Domingo Buenechea, commanders of two of the three Spanish voyages to the region in the 1770s.The portrait of Cook is after the Dance portrait (first published in 1779) and newly engraved by D. Berger. This is one of the earliest portraits of Cook ever issued: it was preceded, of course, by the Dance/Sherwin original, and by an inferior portrait issued with the Westminster Magazine for January 1780 (known to us because Johann Forster here complains to readers of the G?ttingisches Magazin that it was a poor likeness at best).The most significant inclusion is Georg Forster's "fragment" on the life of Cook, the first serious biography ever attempted and the only significant biographical document attempted by one of his fellow voyagers. Prior to Forster's attempt, there had really only been brief newspaper and journal reports, most if not all of which openly plagiarised from each other (even Lichtenberg's effort in one of the earlier issues here is evidently cobbled together from newspaper accounts). Forster's account is a very different proposition. It appeared before the two earliest separately published firsthand narratives of the voyage, those by Rickman and Zimmermann; indeed Zimmermann's book, apparently written at Forster's suggestion, draws upon the Fragmente. That the publication dates from after the return of the Resolution and Discovery in September 1780 is shown by the fact that Forster names Zimmermann and Barthel Lohmann as the two members of the expedition whom he had personally interviewed. As well as reports from these actual participants in the voyage, Forster, who sailed as a naturalist on the second voyage, benefited from his own knowledge of Cook and the Pacific in compiling the Fragmente.After Forster's return to Germany following his involvement in Cook's second voyage, he had continued to take a close interest in Pacific exploration, editing and translating a number of German texts on the subject. He enjoyed a considerable reputation in scholarly circles, and his standing is high today as 'the only man to travel with Cook who embraced the whole critical program of the Enlightenment, and probably the most intelligent and farsighted of them all' (Bernard Smith, in Fisher & Johnston, p. 183).The remaining issues of the G?ttingisches Magazin contain a mass of articles of literary, philosophical, musical and scientific interest. Each annual issue contains six parts. Publication lapsed in 1784, but resumed briefly in 1785 when a fourth issue containing just two parts appeared.Although this is a very important source, it is not recorded by Beaglehole, Beddie or Holmes, though the latter makes a passing reference to it, ignoring the Forster essay, in a note about Lichtenberg's life of Cook (44n). As O'Reilly and Reitman point out, given that Forster conducted serious interviews of two men on the voyage, and managed to piece together an authentic narrative of the voyage and the circumstances of Cook's death, it is surprising that this important account does not figure in any bibliography of Cook.Forbes, 'Hawaiian National Bibliography', 13; Goedeke, VI, 246 14; Kroepelien, 736; O'Reilly-Reitman, 413, 450, 512.

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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 Grammer

      Printed for J. Dodsley, C. Dilly & J. Wilkie. London.,1780. FIRST EDITION. Two Volumes. 4to.(10.8 x 9 inches). Text printed in double column. Previous owners (The secretary's Office of the East India Company) bookplates on the top outer corners of the title pages. Volume one title page frayed to inner margin at the bottom and bottom edge chipped. Tiny hole to the half title. Volume tow half title has been trimmed down to just around the text and is bound in at the rear, after the leaf advertising the works of Sheridan, itself trimmed to the outer margin. Some minor foxing to a few leaves but overall a very good, clean copy. Finely bound in recent half antique style sprinkled brown calf. Raised bands. Compartments with double gilt rules. Brick coloured morocco title labels, ruled and lettered in gilt. Marbled paper on boards. A very good copy of this scarce First printing. This work is the earliest dictionary to seriously approach the pronunciation of the English language.:

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        [Op. 16]. Six Sonatas for the Harpsichord or Piano-Forte with an Accompaniment for a German-Flute or Violin Dedicated to the Miss Greenlands and Composed by John Christian Bach Music Master to Her Majesty and the Royal Family Opera XVI. [Score]

      London: Printed for the Proprietor by John Welcker. [ca. 1780]. 1f. (title), [1] (blank), 2-37 pp. Slightly stained; one leaf creased. First Edition, variant issue. Very scarce. Warburton: Sources & Documents p. 351. Terry p. 341. BUC p. 76. RISM B351. & & Bound with: & - Bach, J.C. Six Favourite Opera Overtures [to Orione, Zanaida, Artaserse, La Casina and Astarto] Set for the Harpsicord or Organ. London: Walsh, [1763]. 1f. (title), [1] (blank), 2-31 pp. Some minor staining; occasional markings in pencil and ink. First Edition. BUC p. 77. Smith & Humphries 127. RISM B403 (no copies recorded in U.S. libraries). & & As a composer [J.C. Bach] was the most versatile of J.S. Bach’s sons... He was an important influence on Mozart and, with C.F. Abel, did much to establish regular public concerts in London... As a keyboard performer and teacher Bach composed a large number of works for concert and didactic purposes, including two sets of solo sonatas, accompanied sonatas and chamber works with obbligato keyboard. The composition of keyboard works forms a constant thread throughout all three periods of his creative career. " Christoph Wolff et al in Grove online& & Bound with:& - Boyce, William 1711-1779. Ten Voluntaries for the Organ or Harpsichord. London: A. & P. Thompson, [ca. 1783]. 1f. (title), 25 pp. With Liverpool music seller's ticket to foot of title. Occasional early markings in pencil and ink. First Edition. Rare. BUC p. 131. RISM B4176 (one copy only recorded in the U.S.). "There is a return to the more circumscribed key-range of Croft; the style, too, is less varied. Nos. 1, 3, 5 and 6 are trumpet voluntaries; No. 2 uses the 'vox humane' and No. 4 the cornet as solo stops. Nos. 7-10 are preludes and fugues. Nevertheless one should not underestimate the sterling qualitities of this music. The deceptively simple introductions nearly all embody a natural rise and fall of melody in the shape of an arch." Caldwell: English Keyboard Music before the Nineteenth Century, p. 199. Folio. Contemporary quarter dark tan mottled calf with marbled paper boards, red leather title label gilt to spine. & & Binding worn, rubbed and bumped, head and tail of spine chipped; hinges split, lacking free front endpaper.

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        De typographia hebraeo-ferrariensi commentarius historicus quo ferrarienses Judaeorum editiones hebraicae, hispanicae, lusitanae recensentur et illustrantur

      Parma: ex Regio typographeo [i.e., Bodoni], 1780. First edition. Boards. Fine/Professor of Oriental languages at the University of Parma, Giovan Bernardo De Rossi early on developed a working relationship with the local printer, Giovanni Battista Bodoni. A true scholar of Hebrew, De Rossi made the first studies of early Hebrew typography, beginning with this volume on Hebrew typography in Ferrara from its origins until the end of the sixteenth century. . Octavo (22 cm); xvi, 112 pages. Bound in contemporary pink pasteboard with leather title label and gilt roundels on spine. Speckled edges. Early owner's printed bookplate. Reference: Brooks, 157.

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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. With an ink inscription to front free endpaper reading 'For dear little May, Sept 22 1858'. Published by Elizabeth Newbery, the niece-in-law of renowned children's book publisher John Newbery, who continued his business after his death. Condition: In a calf binding. Externally, sound with slight wear. Internally, firmly bound, generally bright with the odd small spot and slight curling to extremities of text block. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        Iosephus II. Roman. Imperator Archi-Dux Austriae nat. d. 13. Mart. 1741. El. Francof. d. 27. Mart. Coron. d. 3. April 1764." Ansicht. Im Vordergrund vor der Kulisse der Stadt die Figur des deutschen Kaisers Josephs II. (1741 - 1790) zu Pferde, hinter ihm lebhafte Darstellung seines Gefolges mit berittenen Soldaten, Fußvolk und Hunden

      Kupferstich von Johann Lorenz Rugendas d. Ä. um 1780. 22x34.5 cm. - Unter der Darstellung der zweizeilige Titel und ein vierzeiliges Huldigungsgedicht in deutsch und latein, getrennt durch ein Wappen mit allegorischem Beiwerk. Dies Blatt aus der Folge: Fürsten und Generale zu Pferd nicht bei Teuscher aufgeführt. Im Himmel rechts 2 kl. Rostflecke, Knitterfalten im weißen Papierrand geglättet, sonst gutes Exemplar dieses dekoratvien Blattes.

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        Le Matin

      Paris: chez Mixelle rue Christine Dauphine ca. 1780 Paris: chez Mixelle, rue Christine Dauphine, [ca. 1780]. 11 x 8 in. Hand-colored engraving. Lightly toned, some damage to top corner, not touching the image . A suggestively erotic print of a young woman at her morning ablutions

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        The Works of Lucian, from the Greek, by Thomas Francklin, D.D.

      London, Printed for T. Cadell, 1780 . first edition, 2 Vols., 4to., title vignettes, slight browning; contemp. sprinkled calf, spines most attractively gilt with red and blue morocco labels, slight scuffing and wear including partial cracking of vol.i joints, but very good and handsome Eddy & Fleeman Books to which Dr. Samuel Johnson Subscribed 38. Other subscribers include Blackstone, Burney, Charles Fox, Garrick, Hoole (translator of Ariosto etc.), Lowth, Pennant, Reynolds, Philip Thicknesse, and the Wartons. Johnson and Reynolds were among Francklin's personal friends, and he dedicated "Demonax" and "The Portrait" respectively to them.

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

      London: J. Almon, 1780. First edition. Edges a little rubbed and two very small “gouges” on front cover, a few preliminary and terminal leaves with a little foxing, old name in brown ink on recto of first fly leaf, else fine. Large quarto (10.5 x 8.25 inches) .

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        Ensayo sobre el método de conservar la salud de los soldados en campaña, y de dirigir los hospitales militares. Escrito en inglés y traducido al castellano por Rafael Elerker y Manuel Fernández Barea

      Pedro Marín, Madrid 1780 - 8º, 88 p. Plena piel época, lomera con dorados, planos adornados con doble filete dorado, ruedas doradas en cejas. Cortes dorados. Obra muy rara y difícil de encontrar sobre salubridad militar, tanto en tiempos de guerra, como de paz. Notable ejemplar, ricamente encuadernado en precioso marroquín, bellamente adornado. Medicina. Ejército. Medicine. Army.

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        Notizie degli aggradimenti delle scienze fisiche accaduti in Toscana nel corso degli anni LX del secolo XVII. Tomi tre in quattro volumi.

      Firenze, presso G. Bouchard libraio in mercato nuovo 1780 - Tre tomi Quattro volumi (il secondo è parte I-II con la numerazione della pagine continua), in-8° gr. cm. 27,5 pp. XXIV-531-VIII-800-XVI-422, con 8 tav. (su 11 mancano le ultime tre) ripiegate f.t. collocate alla fine del secondo tomo. Legature in mezza pelle (rifatte) con titolo ai dorsi. Esemplare in ottimo stato e sottoposto ad una completa ripulitura. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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