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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Hassold]
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        Índice de la Filosofia Moral, Christiano-Política, dirigido a los Nobles de nacimiento y espíritu. Tercera impresion, corregida y adicionada por el mismo Autor.

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

      [Bookseller: Hesperia Libros]
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        Escuela Paleographica, ó de Leer Letras Cursivas Antiguas, desde la Entrada de los Godos en España, hasta Nuestros Tiempos

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

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        Veu D'Optique Represéntant, la Place du peuple et des nouveaux Edifices à Rome." Piazza del Popolo mit dem Obelisk, den Zwillingskirchen Santa Maria dei Miracoli und Santa Maria in Monte Santo und Blick in die drei Straßen Corso, Via di Ripetta und Via del Babuino. Guckkastenblatt

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

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
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        Prospect des Rathhaußes Zu Osnabrück, nebst der Marien Kirche, welches wegen dem daselbst geschloßenen Westphälischen Frieden so berühmt geworden." Guckkastenblatt

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

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
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        Prospectus arcis Electoralis ad Mannheim. Prospect des Churfürstl. Schloß zu Manheim." Schloss mit Schlossplatz. Guckkastenblatt

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

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
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        Locus ad stationes mutandas destinati ad Mannheim. Der Parade-Plaz zu Mannheim." Paradeplatz mit Altem Kaufhaus (Rathaus) und Hotel Pfälzer Hof. Guckkastenblatt

      Altkolorierter Kupferstich von Johann Balthasar Probst bei Georg Balthasar Probst, Augsburg um 1780. 32x42.5 cm. - Schefold, Baden 30403 - Wipprecht A 109 - Kapff / Steinmetz Parallelreihe 62 - Dekorative Ansicht in kräftigem Altkolorit, seitlich und oben rechts schmale Rändchen.

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
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        Prospectus trium pontium lapideorum, quos Pegnitia portat Norimbergae. ... Prospect der drey Steinernen Brücken, über die Pegniz zu Nürnberg." Blick flussabwärts auf die Spitalbrücke, Barfüßerbrücke und Fleischbrücke mit Heilig-Geist-Spital und Barfüßerkirche. Seitenrichtiges Guckkastenblatt

      Altkolorierter Kupferstich von Georg Balthasar Probst, Augsburg um 1780. 32.5x43 cm. - Kapff / Steinmetz 234 - Als Vorlage für dieses dekorative Blatt diente eine Ansicht von Johann Adam Delsenbach, die zu seinen schönsten Darstellungen gezählt wird. Reizvolle Darstellung mit Reitern, Fuhrwerk und Passanten auf der Spitalbrücke im Vordergrund. Unten Titel in lateinischer, französischer, italienischer und deutscher Sprache. Blatt in schönem Altkolorit und gutem Erhalt, lediglich im Titel links ein schwacher Wasserrand.

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
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        Tarif-Aufsatz ad monendum.

      [Österreich/Ungarn, um 1780]. - 103 beschr. SS. auf 67 Bll. (Bögen mit vorgedr. Randspalte). Pappband der Zeit mit hs. Deckelschildchen. Folio. Offenbar für die Gebiete der ungarischen Krone bestimmter Zolltarifs-Behelf, in dem die jeweils für Exporte und Importe in bzw. aus fremden Länder und in die Erblande erhobenen Ein- und Ausfuhrzölle für alle möglichen Waren verzeichnet sind. Auf diesen "Consumo, und Essito" überschriebenen Hauptteil folgen als Anhänge die Abschnitte "Transito" (Transitzoll) und schließlich "Rückzoll". - Einband angestaubt und leicht gestaucht; Ecken und Kanten berieben und bestoßen. Innen sauber und wohlerhalten. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Physiologia : Or, the Doctrine of Nature, Comprehended in the Origin and Progression of Human Life ; the Vital and Animal Functions ; Diseases of Body and Mind ; and Remedies Prophylactic and Therapeutic

      J. Bew, in Pater-Noster-Row ; and W. Lee, jun. at Lewes 1780 - Rebound a fine modern leather binding. Fine binding and cover. 494 p. Clean and unmarked. Dr. Frewen was an English physician and an early proponent of small pox inoculations. Dctrine of nature comprehended in the origin and progression of human life; the vital and animal functions; diseases of body and mind; and remedies. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The New Building on Shrubs Hill

      circa 1780. Hand-coloured engraving, printed on wove paper. Very good condition apart from some overall light soiling and a few small losses and skillfully repaired tears along the edge of the top margin. A few small surface abrasions along the exterior of the platemark. Trimmed virtually to the platemark on the right side. 13 3/4 x 22 7/8 inches. 16 1/4 x 24 7/8 inches. A beautifully coloured print of the newly constructed Fort Belvedere in Windsor Forest, Berkshire. Erected by the Duke of Cumberland in 1755, Belvedere was expanded into a hunting lodge for King George IV. The triangular turreted structure was set amidst a dense plantation of trees and overlooked Virginia Water, a man-made body of water constructed by Thomas and Paul Sandby at the behest of the Duke. Belvedere was later renovated and inhabited by Edward VIII, Prince of Wales. Brother of the celebrated artist Paul Sandby, the architect and draughtsman Thomas Sandby was an eminent artist in his own right. Essentially self-taught, he moved to London, where he assumed the position of draughtsman and personal secretary of William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland, whom he attended on his military campaigns in Scotland and the Netherlands from 1743 to 1748. On these expeditions, he made many detailed sketches of the various battles, encampments, and scenery he observed. Upon being chosen ranger of Windsor Park in 1746, Cumberland appointed Sandby deputy ranger, a position he would hold for the duration of his life. During his tenure as deputy ranger, Sandby inhabited the lower lodge and was responsible for overseeing modifications made to the park's land and any renovations to its buildings including Cumberland Lodge. He illustrated the many projects he undertook, and several of his drawings and designs were engraved and published as folios. In addition to his duties at Windsor, Sandby designed a number of houses in the adjacent neighborhood and was appointed architect and master-carpenter of his majesty's works in 1777 and 1780 respectively. Like his brother, he was an original member of the Royal Academy, where he regularly taught and lectured on architecture. Cf. Dictionary of National Biography.

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      Buckingham: B. Seeley, 1780. ...[40 pgs. plus 7 pgs. with 21 figures engraved]...A NEW EDITION WITH A FOLD OUT " PLAN OF THE HOUSE AND GARDENS"(10" x 13 1/2")...WITH A DESCRIPTION OF THE INSIDE OF THE GARDENS AND THE HOUSE AND 21 ENGRAVED FIGURES WHICH ARE THE PLANS OF THE BUILDINGS IN THE GARDENS...37 ENGRAVED ILLUSTRATIONS OF BUILDINGS IN THE GARDENS(SCULP. G.L. SMITH)....Offsetting to the engravings...Margin tears to the large foldout have been repaired with archival tape...Our normal references have mixed information as to the various plates which should be included in this edition. We have inserted a copy of the " A Plan of the Principal Floor, and the Elevation of the Garden Front of Stowe House" which we found in Yale's 1780 edition. The 1780 edition appears in only 4 libraries according to WORLDCAT...PROFESSIONALLY REBOUND IN MODERN FULL LEATHER WITH GILT DECORATED SPINE...Original title label pasted down on spine...PRINTED AND SOLD BY B. SEELEY, SOLD ALSO BY MESSRS. FIELDING AND WALKER...SCARCE . Leather.. Very Good. 8vo.

      [Bookseller: Eveleigh Books & Stamps]
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        A Plain and Succinct Narrative of the Late Riots and Disturbances in the Cities of London and Westminster . particulars of the burning of Newgate, the King's Bench, the Fleet . with an account of the commitment of Lord George Gordon to the Tower, and anecdotes of his life . by William Vincent, of Gray's Inn.

      - London, printed for Fielding and Walker 1780. Octavo later cloth (spine tips worn); [2],62pp. A little browned at each end, quite a good copy. First edition of Thomas Holcroft's pseudonymous account of the Gordon riots, rushed into print within days of the end of the riots and a document central to all students of the riots. Modern scholars seem agreed it was work for hire, no forecast of his later radicalism, and for the most part it does reflect the indignant eye of conservative authority - it was after all written by a supposed lawyer rather than an autodidact shoemaker's son newly making his name as a novelist - but touches of skepticism surface here and there and a few figures get a brief sarcastic tongue-lashing. It also seems agreed that the anecdotes of Gordon pinned on to the end aren't Holcroft's and that he was unhappy with them. It was succesful enough, three editions appeared before the end of the year, and it's known that Dickens owned an annotated copy and used it in Barnaby Rudge but then, anybody interested in the riots has to use it. The text has been reprinted and reproduced often enough but this first edition does appear to be a truly scarce little book.

      [Bookseller: Richard Neylon]
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        Obras de D. Antonio Rafael Mengs, primer pintor de camera del Rey

      Madrid, Imprenta Real de la Gazeta 1780.. 4°. 7 Bll., L, 404 S. Mit 1 gest. Kupfer-Portr. Ldr. d. Zt. m. Linienvergold., Rückensch. Vollrotschn. Einbd. beschabt. Kap. bestoßen.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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        Vaisseau en feu dans le Port de Messine." Hafenszene mit Kaimauer und Stadtturm, in der Mitte brennendes Segelschiff, aus dem große Rauchwolken aufsteigen. Guckkastenblatt

      Altkolorierter Kupferstich von J. Heudelot für Daumont, Paris um 1780. 30x40 cm. - Mondo Nuovo 271 vgl. - Dekorative Darstellung mit Boots- und Schiffsstaffage. In einem Ruderboot werden Personen von Bord gerettet, am Kai und am Ufer zahlreiche Zuschauer.

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
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        Die Grenadier-Caserne und der Kayserl. Marstall. Nach der Natur gezeichnet und gestochen von Schütz. Orig.-Umrißradierung, altkolor

      [Wien], Artaria Comp. [1780]. 31: 44,5 cm. (Plattengr.) Schwarz 10; Nebehay-W. 671 - 1. Etat Gr. Nr. 10. Mit allen bei Schwarz beschriebenen Merkmalen. Die Ansicht zeigt das heutige Museumsquartier. In ausgezeichnetem Zustand.

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        LETTERS FROM AND TO SIR DUDLEY CARLETON, Knt. during his embassy in Holland from January 1615/16 to December 1620... With an Historical Preface

      London, no imprint, 1780.. Third edition 1780, 4to, 285 x 225 mm, 11¼ x 8¾ inches, engraved portrait frontispiece by Mierevelt, pages: [4], lxx, 510, [24], finely bound in full red crushed morocco, triple gilt ruled border plus narrow gilt edge roll, gilt raised bands and richly gilt in compartments, gilt lettered black morocco label, all edges gilt, elaborate gilt inner dentelles (turn ins), marbled endpapers. A couple of minor marks to covers, a touch of rubbing to head and tail of spine, very slight rubbing to tail of upper hinge, tiny crack at top of upper hinge, small armorial bookplate of William Carr pasted over another on front pastedown, slight offsetting from title page onto margins of portrait, small British Museum duplicate stamp on verso title page and on final page, loss of 2 words on 2 facing pages of the Preface due to adhesion. A very good clean tight copy in an attracive binding. First published in 1757, reprinted in 1775. Sir Dudley Carleton (1574-1632) diplomat and politician, raised to the peerage in 1626 as Baron Carleton of Imbercourt, he became Viscount Dorchester in 1628 for his services to King and country. In the same year he was appointed Secretary of State. See Sabin, Dictionary of Books Relating to America 10901, and Lowndes Bibliographer's Manual, both state that the third edition is the best edition. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        Recueil de Planches sur les Sciences & les Arts BLASON OU ART HERALDIQUE, contenant 29 planches , dont 26 simplet et une triple.

      - Edition du XVIIIe siècle planches et explications surle Blason et l'héraldique de la célèbre encyclopédie de Diderot & d'Alembert. AUTEUR: DIDEROT & d'ALEMBERT ENCYCLOPEDIE TITRE:. Recueil de Planches sur les Sciences & les Arts BLASON OU ART HERALDIQUE, contenant 29 planches , dont 26 simplet et une triple. LIEU: EDITEUR, DATE:Sans lieu ni date, circa 1780 COLLATION: 26 pages de texte et 27 planches ( texte sur deux colonnes) COMPLET FORMAT: In folio de 39cm RELIURE:Reliure de 19° en demi chagrin rouge, dos lisse orné aux fers dorés. et des filetsà froid. ILLUSTRATIONS: Planches gravées en taille douce les 26 simplets (39x 28 cm.) la tripleplanche représentant l'arbre généalogique de Louis de France, Dauphin de Viennois et futur LouisXVI ( 39x65 cm). ETAT: Reliure solide, coiffe de tête déchirée avec manques de cuir. Frottements d'usageaux mors et les coupes des plats. Intérieur frais et propre. Les gravures sont de très bellequalité. TRES BON EXEMPLAIRE POIDS: 1600 g NOUVEAU ! Indiquez-nous vos desiderata pourêtre averti par email de la mise en vente de nouveaux ouvrages qui vous interessent ! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gribaudo Vandamme]
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        Nouveau Voyage de France; avec un itineraire, et des cartes faites expres etc. etc.

      Chez la Veuve Savoye, Paris 1780 - New edition. 2 vols. 12mo. Pp xxiii, 427; iv, 456. 15 folding, engraved route maps, a couple inaccurately folded with consequent creasing. Otherwise the internal conditions is particularly clean and fresh. Full leather, raised bands, gilt. A made up set but the bindings are extraordinarily similar and may have come from the same binder. Vol 2 is in less good condition with some chipping. in vol 1 the edges are stained red, and in the other they are marbled. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      [Holland. ca. 1780].. Broadside, 12 x 13 inches (image size approximately 10 x 11 inches). Early vertical and horizontal folds, else near fine. Matted. Title from George and Stephens, who list a captioned variant; the present engraving is not captioned. A fabulous Dutch satirical cartoon engraving depicting an embattled England during the American Revolution. A table, representing the Bank of England, hangs tipped over a Dutch landscape from a chain attached to the horn of a celestial unicorn. Seated at its edge is a fat Englishman, whom a Frenchman is pulling off the table by his ankle as a kneeling Spaniard looks on. A bemused American Indian baby in feathered headdress is seated at the center of the table, apparently giving England a small shove, and a Dutchman stands opposite the Frenchman, holding one of the table's legs and speaking to an accountant seated among piles of wealth. Below the scene is a tablet engraved in parallel English and Dutch text, a portion of which reads: "Amazing Fool - ! yet tottering on thy bench, Tho' scorn'd by Spain, and cozen'd by the French -- . Only the Dutch, not laughing at your nose, Good-natur'd helps, to snatch what-e'er you lose." Very rare, with only one copy located by OCLC, at Yale. M.D. GEORGE & F.G. STEPHENS, CATALOGUE OF POLITICAL AND PERSONAL SATIRES 5721 (variant).

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Physiologia : Or, the Doctrine of Nature, Comprehended in the Origin and Progression of Human Life ; the Vital and Animal Functions ; Diseases of Body and Mind ; and Remedies Prophylactic and Therapeutic

      J. Bew, in Pater-Noster-Row ; and W. Lee, jun. at Lewes, 1780-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. Rebound a fine modern leather binding. Fine binding and cover. 494 p. Clean and unmarked. Dr. Frewen was an English physician and an early proponent of small pox inoculations. Dctrine of nature comprehended in the origin and progression of human life; the vital and animal functions; diseases of body and mind; and remedies.

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        Vue d'un partie de la Ville Dordrecht, prise de l'Moulin á Ciment de la Village de Zwyndrecht. Gezicht van een gedeelte der Stad Dordrecht, van de Tras Molen op Zwyndrecht te Lien." Teilansicht von Zwijndrecht aus. Guckkastenblatt

      Altkolorierter Kupferstich um 1780. 31.5x42.5 cm. - Mondo Nuovo S. 238 Zz N. 2 - Dekorative Ansicht mit hübscher Bootsstaffage im Vordergrund. Auf grauen Karton montiert, die schmalen Ränder etwas fleckig, kurze Randeinrisse restauriert, 2 kl. Papierabrisse im Rand ergänzt.

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        A specimen of The civil and military institutes of Timour, or Tamerlane : a work written originally by that celebrated conqueror in the Mogul language, and since translated into Persian

      Oxford : At the Clarendon Press : Sold by P. Elmsly, in London ; D. Prince and J. Cooke, in Oxford, MDCCLXXX 1780 - [4], iii, [1], 39, [1] p. ; 27 cm. (4to). lacks back cover & last page of text. front cover is grubby & frayed. edges of pages are bent. some water staining to endpapers. Prospectus of a translation of Timur's Institutes, political and military, translated from the Persian by William Davy, edited by Joseph White and published in 1783. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Spanish Pointer

      c.1780. Engraved after an Original Picture of Mr. George Stubbs in the Possession of Mr. Bradford. Copper engraving. Uncoloured. Fine condition, good margins. Size: 56 x 44 cm. (22 x 17½ inches). A beautiful engraving by the famed animal artist George Stubbs, of a hunting dog on the scent, amidst rolling countryside. Limited edition 124/225.

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        Antiquities & Scenery of the North of Scotland in a Series of Letters to Thomas Pennant

      1780 - 1780. First and only edition, 4to, 173-[11]p., engraved title page and 21 engraved plates (1 folding) as called for. "An intelligent and very amusing work, designed as a supplement to Pennant's Scottish Tour" (Lowndes). Much on North-East Scotlad -Fife & Aberdeenshire; also Caithness, & Sutherland. Plates of the Bullers of Buchan (3), Forres Pillar, Elgin Cathedral, Beaulieu Abbey, Caithness, Oldwick Castle and Fort George. There is a long separately indexed section about Torfeus (p121-173) at the end Proabably contemporary full calf with raised bands and red title label on spine. A very attractive copy which is clean, tight and without foxing, marks or signatures. Closed tear easily repairable on page 1 and appropriate wear to corners. See scans [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Prospectus Ecclesiae et Monastery PP. Carmelitarum Discalceatorum Augustae versus Orientem. Prospect der Kirchen und Kloster der PP. Barfüßigen Carmelitern in Augsburg, gegen Auffgang der Sonnen." Karmeliterinnenkloster von Westen. Guckkastenblatt

      Altkolorierter Kupferstich der Academie Imperiale, Augsburg um 1780. 24x39 cm. - Schmidt, Augsburg Abb. 138 vgl. - Nicht bei Schefold. Dekorative Ansicht der Klostergebäude mit dem Klostergarten im Vordergrund. Schönes breitrandiges Blatt in frischen Farben und gutem Erhalt.

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        Prospectus Ecclesiae et Monastery P.P. Carmelitarum Discalceatorum Augustae versq. Occidentem. Prospect der Kirchen und Kloster, bey denen Barfüßigen Carmelitern, in Augspurg, gegen Untergang der Sonnen." Teilansicht mit Karmeliterinnennkloster St. Anna, Karmelitergasse und Städt. Kornhaus. Guckkastenblatt

      Altkolorierter Kupferstich der Academie Imperiale, Augsburg um 1780. 24.5x40 cm. - Schefold, Schwaben 40935 vgl. - Schmidt, Augsburg Abb. 137 vgl. - Schöne Ansicht in dekorativem kräftigen Altkolorit mit reicher Staffage vorn. Dekorative Darstellung in gutem Erhalt, linker Papierrand außerhalb der Darstellung leicht gebräunt.

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        Prospectus Collegiorum Imperialium et Fundorum orientalium Mercatorum Petersburgi ... Prospect der Kayserl. Collegien u. der Magazin der Orientalischen Kauf-Leute zu Petersburg." Die Zwölf Kollegien (heute Universität) und das Gebäude des Handelshofes. Guckkastenblatt

      Altkolorierter Kupferstich von Georg Balthasar Probst, Augsburg um 1780. 32x42.5 cm. - Kapff / Steinmetz 79 - Seitenverkehrte Darstellung mit reicher Personenstaffage, Kutschen und Reitern im Vordergrund. Unter der Darstellung der Titel in 4 Sprachen. Dekorative Ansicht in schönem Altkolorit und gutem Erhalt.

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      Basel: Guillaume Haas, Typographie, 1780. Plates clean and free of marking other than finger smudges in the margins. Boards worn and chipped with loss to spine extremes. Elephant folio (17"). Four parts in one. LE TRIOMPHE DE LA MORT: 49 engravings on 14 plates, 2 are full-page. LA PASSION DE NOTRE SEIGNEUR: 13 full-page engraved plates. COSTUMES D'HOMMES ET DE FEMMES DU SEIZIEME SIECLE: 13 plates including 2 double-page spreads - sepia toned engravngs. PORTRAITS: 10 engraved portraits including inter alia, Erasmus, Froben. Boniface and Thomas More. Bound in original boards with paper spine label and housed in new cloth folding case with leather spine gilt Earlier collation in pencil by Knox for B. Quaritch states "The 2 plates at end of Pt. 4, (Family of Thomas More) which Brunet says are generally wanting are absent from this copy."Graesse III, 317; Brunet III, 251.

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        ELOGE DE LA FOLIE Nouvellement traduit du Latin par M. de La Veaux avec les figures de Jean HOLBEIN gravées d'après les dessins originaux.

      J.J. THURNEYSEN 1780 - A Basle, chez J.J. THURNEYSEN, 1780. 1 volume In-8 relié XVI-392 pp, demi-reliure époque XIXe de maroquin vert sapin, plat marbrés, dos à 5 nerfs ornés de caissons et fleurons dorés, titre doré, toutes tranches marbrées. Edition illustrée de nombreux bois in texto, un frontispice et 5 gravures hors texte. Ces figures, non signées, seraient inspirées de dessins exécutés à la plume par Holbein dans les marges d'un exemplaire de "L'Eloge de la folie" conservé au musée de Bâle (in Cohen 349; Brunet II-1038). Reliure très lég. frottée aux coins et bords, intérieur très frais, sans rousseurs. Bel exemplaire joliment relié. Poids livre : 640 g [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Prospectus Palatii Principis Monasteriensis. Prospect des Fürstl. Schloß zu Münster." Schloss von Südwesten. Guckkastenblatt

      Altkolorierter Kupferstich von Georg Balthasar Probst, Augsburg um 1780. 30.8x42.5 cm. - Westfalia Picta VIII, 450 - Geisberg Ansichten 1932, 131 - Korzus / Reinke 134 - Kapff / Steinmetz S. 220 - Seitenrichtige Darstellung nach einer Vorlage des in Osnabrück tätigen Mathematikers und Künstlers Christian Ludolph Reinhold. Dekorative Ansicht in schönem Altkolorit und gutem Erhalt. Schmale Papierrändchen außerhalb der Plattenkante.

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        Prospect des Parade u. des Promenade Plazes zu Manheim, nebst des Mauth-Post- und Wirthshausses genannt der Pfälzische Hof. Vue de la Place d'Armes ..." Paradeplatz mit Altem Kaufhaus (Rathaus) und Hotel Pfälzer Hof. Guckkastenblatt

      Altkolorierter Kupferstich von J. F. Riedel für die Academie Imperiale, Augsburg um 1780. 30.5x40 cm. - Schefold, Baden 30406 - Wipprecht A 110 - Schöne Ansicht in dekorativem Altkolorit und gutem Erhalt.

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      London, George Carenaught, 1780. - Relié de l' époque, demi - maroquin, plats marbré, dos orné de fil. doré, étiquette jaune avec titre doré, dos endommagge, plats de papier marbré, 12x20cm, 190pp, carte dépliantes de William Jones et John Philips. Louis XVI de France - Bourbon, Charles III d' Espagne - Bourbon et George III d'Hanovre, fabricant de Boutons. Plaidé au tribunal des puissances Européennes. 220 g. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        I. VUE DU FORT ROYAL DE LA MARTINIQUE...[plus two others with same caption title]. [with:] II. VUE DU PORT DE LA TRINITÉ ET TOUT LE NORT DE LA MARTINIQUE [caption title]

      [Augsbourg: F.X. Habermann, ca. 1780].. Four engravings, each approximately 19 x 15 1/2 inches. Moderate edge wear and creasing. Minor dampstaining on first engraving. One print with two- inch piece torn from upper right corner. Light vertical fold line through center. Good. Archivally matted, protected with mylar sheet. A charming set of four views of Martinique. The first three images show Fort Royal from several approaches, including a detailed view over the fort into the harbor which best displays the fort's layout. The fourth view, of Port de la Trinité, shows the settlement in the distance with several ships of the line, including a British vessel, in the foreground. Habermann (1721-96) was a prolific artist who produced several engravings of American scenes for a series he called "Collection des Prospects," which appears in the upper left corner of each of the present images. They were often executed with exaggerated perspectives, and produced in Paris, London, and Augsbourg. The images were produced as "vues d'optique," and travelling showmen would go from city to city with viewing machines with special mirrored lenses which would render the images in a three-dimensional effect. The reversed caption at the top would be legible, and the showman would read the caption aloud. The upper classes often owned their own viewing machines through which to enjoy the images. A rare and unusual series of views of Martinique.

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        A Voyage to New Guinea, and the Moluccas, from Balambangan

      London,: G. Scott,, 1780.. Quarto, with 31 engraved maps and plates, many double-page or folding; a very good copy in modern quarter calf. The second edition of an important and early work on New Guinea, with extensive mapping.Forrest, on the recommendation of Alexander Dalrymple, had pioneered the English East India Company's settlement at the island of Balambangan in Borneo. In 1774 he commanded two English officers and eighteen Malays on a voyage to the Moluccas in a native prahu named the Tartar. He reached as far as Geelvink Bay in western New Guinea, present-day Irian Jaya, on his voyage 'of examination and enquiry rather than of discovery' (Hill). By the time his journey was abandoned at the entreaty of his crew, he had sailed some 4000 miles, returning to Aceh in Sumatra. This was his most famous voyage of exploration, but he also made another important voyage in 1782 when he surveyed the Mergui Archipelago.Hill, 623.

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        [John Paul Jones, Commander in a Squadron in the Service of The Thirteen United States of America, 1779]

      circa 1780. Mezzotint. Scratch lettered impression without title or publication details. Scratched initials R.B in left corner of title space. In good condition with the exception of some minor yellowing to paper. Image size: 12 7/16 x 10 inches. 14 x 10 inches. 21 7/8 x 14 1/2 inches. This stunning print is a rare portrait of John Paul Jones, the father of the American Navy, and one of the most celebrated American heroes. During this period naval portraits adopted a certain compositional formula in which the sitter was positioned in front a scene illustrating his most noteworthy victory. Thus, this striking portrait of John Paul Jones. Jones holds a telescope, his hand resting on a large anchor, calmly facing the viewer, while his ship explodes in the background, prelude to his famous victory over Captain Pearson of the Serapis. John Paul Jones is the father of the American Navy and one of the nation's heroes. Fought in the English Channel, Jones's surprising victory over the Serapis and the merchantmen she was escorting was his most famous engagement, and became a great morale booster to the American side. It was during this heated battle when his ship, Bon Homme Richard was sinking, and he was requested to surrender that he said, "I have not yet begun to fight". Olds, Bits and Pieces of American History p. 395, no. 457; Cresswell, The American Revolution in Drawings and Prints no. 132; Fowble, Two Centuries of Prints in America 1680-1880 p.121; Chaloner Smith, British Mezzotinto Portraits p.1735; O'Donoghue, Catalogue of Engraved British Portraits... in the British Museum 5

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        The Water-cress Girl; The Flower Girl. Engraved from the original in the posession of Jacob Wilkinson Esqr

      London: [the first:] J.R. Smith, W. Humphreys & Birchall; [the second:] J. Young, 9 September 1780 and 12 September 1784. Mezzotints, the first by John Raphael Smith, the second by John Young. 13 5/8 x 10 3/4; 13 5/8 x 10 5/8 inches. 18 3/8 x 13 1/2; 17 5/8 x 12 3/4 inches. Two very fine mezzotints by two of the greatest engravers of their day, after the society artist Joseph Zoffany. These two fine character studies represent what are probably Zoffany's only two works in this genre, and perhaps were one of the inspirations for Francis Wheatley's well-known series: the Cries of London. It is interesting to note that John Young produced his own version of The Water-cress Girl' (published 1 January 1785), at which time both of the original paintings were in the collection of Jacob Wilkinson. Given the publication date of the present John Raphael Smith version of The Water-cress Girl, it seems likely that both paintings were produced shortly after Zoffany's return from Italy in 1779. The second image was printed after Zoffany had left for India in 1783. John Young, presumably in an effort to capitalise on the success of the present two images, published two works in a similar vein after J.G. Huck (The Oyster Girl and The Grape Girl) in April 1786.

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        Die Unschuld in Gefahr, oder die ungewöhnlichen Ereignisse. Aus dem Französischen [von C.A. Wichmann]

      Breslau und Leipzig, Johann Friedrich Korn 1780.. Mit gest. Titelvign. v. Rosmäsler. 4 Bll., 222 S., 1 Bl. Geflammter Lederband d. Zt. mit Rückenschild und reicher Rückenverg. Fromm 21745; Hayn/Got. VI, 438; VD18 10687440; Dühren, Rétif-Bibliothek 62. - Sehr seltene erste deutsche Übersetzung von "Lucile, ou le Progrès de la Vertu", nach Dühren auf Grundlage der 1779 in Lüttich erschienenen Raubdruckausgabe unter dem Titel "L’Innocence en Danger, ou les Évenemens extraordinaire". - Die pornographischen Erzählungen des Bauernsohnes Nicolas Edme Restif, der sich später mit dem Zusatz "de la Bretonne" selbst adelte (es handelt sich um das Landgut, in dem er aufwuchs), zählten im 18. Jahrhundert zu den meistgelesenen Werken französischer Autoren im sittenstrengen Deutschland. Trotzdem gehören seine deutschen Übersetzungen heute zu den Seltenheiten auf dem Antiquariatsmarkt, die in seinen Romanen dargestellte Freizügigkeit verhinderte nur zu oft den physischen Fortbestand der Ausgaben. - Die "Lucile", eine französische Schwester der Fanny Hill, wird hier in einer Art Entwicklungsroman durch verschiedene Stufen der Prostitution geführt um letztendlich im sicheren Hafen der Ehe zu landen. Restif verarbeitet hier in seinem erst zweiten Roman seine vielfältigen Erfahrungen mit der käuflichen Liebe. - Etwas berieben, tls. leicht fleckig. Insgesamt schönes Exemplar!

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        A collection of all the wills known to be extant : of the Kings and Queens of England, Princes and Princesses of Wales, and every branch of the blood royal from the reign of William the Conqueror, to that of Henry the Seventh exclusive ... with explanatory notes, and a glossary / [compiled by John Nichols]

      London : Society of Antiquaries, 1780. 1st Edition. Physical desc.: x,10,10*-12*,[1],13*-*14,11-250,247-434p. ; 25cm (4to). Notes: Editor's preface signed: J. N., i.e. John Nichols. Mispagination: pp. 247-250 repeated in pagination but text and register are continuous.Includes "Additional observations and corrections" on pp. 431-434. Referenced by: ESTC, T78302. Subject: Wills - England - History. England - Kings and rulers - Early works to 1800. Language: English ; English, Middle (1100-1500) ; French, Middle (ca. 1400-1600) ; French, Old (ca. 842-1400) ; Latin ; Multiple languages. Very good copy in the original, full tree calf. Professionally and period sympathetically re-backed with gilt cross-bands and a contrasting gilt-blocked title label; very impressively finished. Remains a particularly well-preserved example; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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        Histoire philosophique et politique des Etablissemens et du Commerce des Européens dans les deux Indes

      chez Jean-Léonard Pellet à Genève, 1780 (9 tomes) - 1784 (tome 1 seulement) in 12 (17 x 10 cm), XVI + 487 + XII + 516 + XII + 504 + XII + 406 + XII + 346 + XII + 418 + XII + 443 + XII + 524 + XII + 343 + II + 462 pages. Reliure plein basane marron, dos à nerfs avec pièces de titre et de tomaison blonde et verte respectivement, caissons, fers et titre dorés, tranches mouchetées. Ouvrage publié Guillaume Thomas François Raynal (1716-1793) en 1770 et constituant une véritable encyclopédie sur le commerce européen en Extrême-Orient ; L'ouvrage d'abord publiée sans nom d’auteur à Amsterdam en 1770 et attribuée à l’abbé Raynal ; Il s’agit d’un voyage philosophique souvent prétexte à toutes les dénonciations des dérives du colonialisme. Raynal fera d'ailleurs appel à certains encyclopédistes comme Diderot pour écrire certains passages. On trouve également des articles sur les produits coloniaux, les récits des voyages et conquêtes coloniales, les coutumes et les cultes des peuples rencontrés et, surtout, les débats et controverses propres à la période pré-révolutionnaire. La présente édition est la troisième qui sera condamnée et brulée en place publique en 1781. Au sommaire : Découvertes guerres & conquêtes des Portugais dans les Indes Orientales ; Etablissemens, guerres, politique & Commerce des Hollandois dans les Indes Orientales ; Etablissemens Commerce & Conquêtes des Anglois dans les Indes Occidentales ; Voyages Etablissemens & Commerce des François dans les Indes Orientales, Commerce du Danemark, d'Ostende, de la Suède, de la Prusse, de l'Espagne, de la Russie aux Indes Orientales ; Découverte de l'Amérique, Conquête du Mexique, Etablissemens espagnols dans cette partie du Nouveau-Monde ; Conquête du Pérou par les Espagnols, Changement arrivé dans cet empire depuis qu'il a changé de domination ; Conquête du Chili et du Paraguay par les Espagnols, Détail des événements qui ont accompagné & suivi l'invasion, Principes sur lesquels cette puissance conduit ses colonies ; Etablissemens des Portugais dans le Brésil, Guerres qu'ils ont soutenues , Production et richesse de cette colonie ; Etablissemens des nations européennes dans le grand archipel de l'Amérique ; Les Européens vont acheter en Afrique des Cultivateurs pour les Antilles, Manière dont se fait ce commerce, Productions dues aux travaux des esclaves ; Etablissemens des Espagnols, des Hollandois & des Danois dans les Isles de l'Amérique ; Etablissements des français dans les Isles d'Amérique ; Etablissemens des Anglois dans les Isles de l'Amérique ; Etablissemens des François dans l'Amérique Septentrionale, Sur quelle base portait l'espoir de cette prospérité, Que produisent ces combinaisons ; Colonies Angloise de la baie d'Hudson, du Canada, de l'Isle Saint-Jean, de Terre-Neuve, de la Nouvelle Ecosse, de la Nouvelle Angleterre, de la Nouvelle-York, de la Nouvelle Jersey ; Colonies Angloises fondées de la Pensilvanie, dans le Maryland, dans la Virginie, dans la Caroline, dans la Géorgie & la Floride, Considérations sur tous ces établissemens ; Religion, Gouvernement, etc... - Reliures en bon état (coins, coiffes, mors etc...), intérieur frais malgré quelques marges jaunies, Bel exemplaire

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        A South-East View of the City of Boston in North America

      London: Printed for Carington Bowles, [circa 1780]. Engraving, on laid paper, full period hand colouring. Linen backed at a very early date. 12 1/4 x 18 3/8 inches. The third state of this important early view of Boston, based on an original drawing by William Burgis. "This interesting view of Boston from the bay, showing the waterfront with the Long Wharf in the foreground, was apparently based on the first state of the 1723 Burgis prospect of the New England city. When John Carwitham prepared the engraving, he added the Old South Meeting House and Hollis Street Meeting house, both built in 1731. The spire of Christ Church seen in the Burgis view -- then an architectural projection rather than a reality -- was retained by Carwitham even though the spire would not be built until about 1740" (Deák p.53). Brightly hand-colored in a thick gouache, the engraving was intended by Bowles as part of a series of prints to be used in a peep show or optical viewer. Operating one of the largest print "warehouses" in London, Bowles capitalized on the interest in the American colonies brought about by the Revolution and issued several such views of American cities. This is the third state of the Boston view, with the number 34 added to the plate just to the left of the title. Deák Picturing America I,86; cf. J. Winsor Memorial History of Boston II,pp.531-2; Stokes and Haskall American Historical Prints p. 14; Cresswell 496.

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        Quand l'Hymen dort, l'Amour veille [When Marriage sleeps, love awakens)

      Paris: Chez Vidal, Graveur, Rue de la Harpe, No. 181, circa 1780. Colour- printed stipple engraving. In excellent condition. Image size: 13 3/4 x 16 3/4 inches. 15 1/2 x 17 1/2 inches. 16 1/16 x 18 3/4 inches. A magnificent impression of this breathtaking colour-printed genre print, exhibiting the best of French Rococo art. French genre prints frequently had to do with romance, unlike English genre prints which avoided the topic. This wonderful print by Mauclerc after Schall [Challe in the title] epitomizes the grand era of French Rococo art, and is, as well, a fine example of French colour printing. The scene depicts an elegantly dressed young woman sitting on the lap of her sleeping husband. She deposits and points to a letter in the quiver of a statue of Cupid, while her lover watches in happy expectation. Fountains in the background symbolize their hopes. This impression is a lovely example of early colour printing, which was developed as a means of reproducing the effects of painting in oils. It exemplifies the single plate colour printing technique used in England, then adopted in France, at the close of the eighteenth century The effect is achieved by inking a single plate with several different colours, using a rag stump, known as "a la poupée". The outcome achieved by this laborious method has a wonderful painterly effect and creates a delicacy of image which is charming to behold. Nevill, French Prints of the Eighteenth Century p. 121

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