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        Almanach des Heroides, Contes, Fables, Theatres, Poesies &c. Avec de trés-belles Figures pour l'année MDCCLXXXI

      Amsterdam/ Utrecht: M. Magerus/ S. De Waal, (1780). 32mo. 56pp. Illustrated with six detailed double-page engravings, several of which are pastoral scenes of shepherds and shepherdesses. In addition to the typical contents of an almanac, such as the months of the year and phases of the moon, this example contains verses taken from theater, poetry, and classical mythology. Each page is framed in an ornate typographical border with scallops in each corner. This copy features a lovely embroidered and hand-painted binding of pink silk. Both covers are decorated with a scrolled border embroidered in silver and dark orange thread. In the center of the front cover is a raised medallion hand-painted with a design of a smiling cupid holding his bow and arrow. The medallion is circled with delicate pink and silver sequins. The rear cover bears a similar medallion painted with a child and birds. The spine has a hand-painted foliate design. Green silk endpapers and a pocket inside the front cover that is hand-painted with a design of ribbon and gardening tools. Two Austrian tax stamps are pasted on the front free endpaper. An uncommonly fine and bright example of an eighteenth-century embroidered binding. A.e.g.

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        HUNTER (John) Account of a Woman Who Had the Small Pox during Pregnancy, and Who Seemed to Have Communicated the Same Disease to the Foetus,

      pp.128-142. GARRISON-MORTON, 5421. Presented within the complete volume of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Vol 70, Parts I and II (complete), for 1780 bound in one volume, comprising, viii, 616pp small quarto, with 14 engraved plates (mostly extending; no plate 2 but not apparently called for), title with old repairs in margins with dark staining, otherwise a very good copy, late 19thC library cloth with a neat unlinked library name stamp on general title and foot of last leaves, London, Locker Davis and Peter Elmsly, printer to the Royal Society,1780. A FULL LIST OF CONTENTS OF THIS VOLUME SENT ON REQUEST. Other papers include: CAVALLO (Tiberius) An Account of Some New Experiments in Electricity, with the Description and Use of Two New Electrical Instruments, pp.15-29; HAMILTON (William) An Account of an Eruption of Mount Vesuvius, Which Happened in August, 1779, pp.42-84; BARNARD (William) An Account of a Method for the Safe Removal of Ships That Have Been Driven on Shore, and Damaged in Their Bottoms, to Places (However Distant) for Repairing Them, pp.100-108; HERSCHEL (William) Astronomical Observations on the Periodical Star in Collo Ceti, pp.338-344; PERCIVAL (Thomas) An Account of a New and Cheap Method of Preparing Pot-Ash, pp.345-353; INGEN HOUSZ (John) On the Degree of Salubrity of the Common Air at Sea, Compared with That of the Sea-Shore, and That of Places Far Removed from the Sea, pp.354-377; HUTTON (Charles) Of Cubic Equations and Infinite Series. By Charles Hutton, pp.387-450; HERSCHEL: Astronomical Observations Relating to the Mountains of the Moon, pp.507-526; CAVALLO (Tiberius) Thermometrical Experiments And Observations. By Tiberius Cavallo, pp. 585-599.£400

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        A CHART OF THE BAY AND HARBOUR OF PENSACOLA IN THE PROVINCE OF WEST FLORIDA SURVEYED BY GEORGE GAULD A.M

      London: J.F.W. Des Barres in the ATLANTIC NEPTUNE, August 1st, 1780.. Copper-engraved sea chart with aquatint, and details heightened in original color. Sheet size: 21 3/16 x 31 5/16 inches. Very good. A very rare and highly important sea chart of Pensacola Harbor and northwestern Florida from THE ATLANTIC NEPTUNE, the finest marine atlas of North America's east coast, produced during the Revolutionary War. This superbly drafted map features the magnificent natural harbor of Pensacola on the Florida panhandle. Des Barres based this rendering on manuscript survey maps by the British military engineer George Gauld. The town, with its fort and carefully laid out streets is featured in the left-centre of the map. Another settlement "Campbell Town" is located further up the harbor toward the entrance of the "Scambia" (Escambia) River. The borders of various land grants are demarcated, and the countryside is elegantly detailed with aquatint features, and colored in a light brown-green wash. The chart precisely captures the features of the coast, showing how the harbor is protected by two sandy bars of land, the outer being Santa Rosa Island. The chart features a great deal of quantitative hydrographic information, and instructions to mariners are written in the lower right of the map, ensuring that it was by far the most accurate and comprehensive pilot for the harbor produced in the 18th century. The present example is the second of two variants of this chart distinguished by the heightening of the townscapes in a brilliant red hue of original color. It is important to note that the very year that this map was printed the region was caught up in the dramatic action of the Revolutionary War. The Spaniards, who had just joined the war on the American side, seized the British garrison at Fort Barrancas, and West Florida remained in their possession for the duration of the war. Joseph Frederick Wallet Des Barres was born in Switzerland, where his Huguenot ancestors had fled following the repeal of the Edict of Nantes. He studied under the great mathematician, Daniel Bernoulli, at the University of Basel, before immigrating to Britain where he trained at the Royal Military College, Woolwich. Upon the outbreak of hostilities with France in 1756, he joined the British Royal American Regiment as a military engineer. He came to the attention of General James Wolfe, who appointed him to join his personal detail. During this period he also worked with the legendary future explorer James Cook on a monumental chart of the St. Lawrence River. Upon the conclusion of the Seven Years War, Britain's empire in North America was greatly expanded, and this required the creation of a master atlas featuring new and accurate sea charts for use by the Royal Navy. Des Barres was enlisted to survey the coastlines of Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, and the Gulf of St. Lawrence. With these extremely accurate surveys in hand, Des Barres returned to London in 1774, where the Royal Navy charged him with the Herculean task of producing the atlas. He was gradually forwarded the manuscripts of numerous advanced surveys conducted by British cartographers in the American Colonies, Jamaica, and Cuba. The result was THE ATLANTIC NEPTUNE, which became the most celebrated sea atlas of its era, containing the first systematic survey of the east coast of North America. Des Barres' synergy of great empirical accuracy with the peerless artistic virtue of his aquatint views, created a work that "has been described as the most splendid collection of charts, plates and views ever published" (NMM). THE ATLANTIC NEPTUNE eventually consisted of four volumes and Des Barres' dedication to the project was so strong that often at his own expense he continually updated and added new charts and views to various editions up until 1784, producing over 250 charts and views, many appearing in several variations. All of these charts were immensely detailed, featuring both hydrographical and topographical information, such that in many cases they remained the most authoritative maps of the regions covered for several decades. Following the completion of THE ATLANTIC NEPTUNE, Des Barres returned to Canada, where he remained for a further forty years, becoming a senior political figure and a wealthy land owner, living to the advanced age of 103. NMM, HENRY NEWTON STEVENS COLLECTION 173A. NMM III:144, p.384. SELLERS & VAN EE, MAPS AND CHARTS OF NORTH AMERICA AND THE WEST INDIES 1663.

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        A chart of the bay and harbour of Pensacola in the province of West Florida surveyed by George Gauld A.M

      London: J.F.W. Des Barres in the 'Atlantic Neptune', August 1st 1780. Copper-engraved sea chart with aquatint, and details heightened in original colour. 21 1/2 x 29 7/8 inches. A very rare and highly important sea chart of Pensacola Harbor from 'The Atlantic Neptune,' the finest marine atlas of North America's east coast, produced during the Revolutionary War. This superbly drafted map features the magnificent natural harbor of Pensacola on the Florida panhandle. Des Barres based this rendering on manuscript survey maps by the British military engineer George Gauld. The town, with its fort and carefully laid out streets is featured in the left-centre of the map. Another settlement "Campbell Town" is located further up the harbour toward the entrance of the "Scambia" (Escambia) River. The borders of various land grants are demarcated, and the countryside is elegantly detailed with aquatint features, and coloured in a light brown-green wash. The chart precisely captures the features of the coast, showing how the harbor is protected by two sandy bars of land, the outer being Santa Rosa Island. The chart features a great deal of quantitative hydrographic information, and instructions to mariners are written in the lower right of the map, ensuring that it was by far the most accurate and comprehensive pilot for the harbor produced in the eighteenth-century. The present example is the second of two variants of this chart distinguished by the heightening of the townscapes in a brilliant red hue of original colour. It is important to note that the very year that this map was printed the region was caught up in the dramatic action of the Revolutionary War. The Spaniards, who had just joined the war on the American side, seized the British garrison at Fort Barrancas, and West Florida remained in their possession for the duration of the war. Joseph Frederick Wallet Des Barres was born in Switzerland, where his Huguenot ancestors had fled following the repeal of the Edict of Nantes. He studied under the great mathematician Daniel Bernoulli at the University of Basel, before immigrating to Britain where he trained at the Royal Military College, Woolwich. Upon the outbreak of hostilities with France in 1756, he joined the British Royal American Regiment as a military engineer. He came to the attention of General James Wolfe, who appointed him to join his personal detail. During this period he also worked with the legendary future explorer James Cook on a monumental chart of the St. Lawrence River. Upon the conclusion of the Seven Years War, Britain's empire in North America was greatly expanded, and this required the creation of a master atlas featuring new and accurate sea charts for use by the Royal Navy. Des Barres was enlisted to survey the coastlines of Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, and the Gulf of St. Lawrence. With these extremely accurate surveys in hand, Des Barres returned to London in 1774, where the Royal Navy charged him with the Herculean task of producing the atlas. He was gradually forwarded the manuscripts of numerous advanced surveys conducted by British cartographers in the American Colonies, Jamaica and Cuba. The result was The Atlantic Neptune, which became the most celebrated sea atlas of its era, containing the first systematic survey of the east coast of North America. Des Barres's synergy of great empirical accuracy with the peerless artistic virtue of his aquatint views, created a work that "has been described as the most splendid collection of charts, plates and views ever published" (National Maritime Museum Catalogue). The Neptune eventually consisted of four volumes and Des Barres's dedication to the project was so strong that often at his own expense he continually updated and added new charts and views to various editions up until 1784, producing over 250 charts and views, many appearing in several variations. All of these charts were immensely detailed, featuring both hydrographical and topographical information, such that in many cases they remained the most authoritative maps of the regions covered for several decades. Following the completion of The Neptune, Des Barres returned to Canada, where he remained for a further forty years, becoming a senior political figure and a wealthy land owner, living to the advanced age of 103. National Maritime Museum,Catalogue III, 144, p.384; National Maritime Museum, Henry Newton Stevens Collection, 173B; Sellers & Van Ee, Maps & Charts of North America & West Indies, 1663; Cf. Guthorn, British Maps of the American Revolution, 46

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        El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha

      Madrid: Joaquín Ibarra,, 1780. 4 volumes, quarto (294 × 216 mm). Contemporary mottled calf, smooth spines divided in compartments by decorative rolls in gilt, red morocco numbering- and lettering-pieces, compartments at head and tail richly gilt with massed wavy rolls, sides bordered in gilt with a flower-head and leaf spray roll, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Engraved portrait, 4 extra engraved titles, 31 engraved plates by Antonio Carnicero, Joseph Castillo, Bernardo Barranco, Joseph Brunete, Gerónimo Gil, and Gregorio Ferro, engraved head- and tailpieces, ornamental initials, engraved map. A little wear in places with slight loss of gilt border, the leather skilfully re-polished, small stain to fore-edge of first few leaves in vol. 3, small light water stain to upper margin of last two gatherings of vol. 4, else clean and fresh throughout, an excellent set. First printing of the celebrated Ibarra edition. Printed for La Real Academia Española (the Spanish Royal Academy) by Joaquín Ibarra y Marín, this edition was intended to be a supreme example of Spanish craftsmanship lavished on the nation's greatest literary work. This edition excels in beauty of type, design, paper, illustration and printing, as well as incorporating a carefully edited and corrected text. The illustrations and ornaments were designed by the best Spanish artists of the day, the paper was milled expressly for this edition, and the type was specially cut. It contains the first map depicting the route taken by Don Quixote and Sancho Panza through Spain.

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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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        Philosophia Botanica in qua explicantur Fundamenta Botanica cum Definitionibus Partium, exemplis Terminorum, Observationibus rariorum

      ...Editio Secunda in gratiam Botanophilorum revisa et emendata. Curante D. Johanne Gottlieb Gleditsch. Engraved frontis. port. of Linnaeus & 11 folding engraved plates. 4 p.l. (incl. frontis.), 362 pp. 8vo, cont. boards (minor foxing). Berlin: F. Himburg, 1780. "Editio Secunda" (1st ed.: 1751). This work is essentially an elaboration of the Fundamenta Botanica. Our edition is the first to be revised and corrected. The editor was Johann Gottlieb Gleditsch (1714-86), director of the botanic garden at Berlin, and friend and correspondent of Linnaeus. Gleditsch did important experiments on the sexuality of plants (see Sachs, History of Botany, pp. 393-94). Linnaeus "dictated with inexorable logic in Philosophia botanica how botanists should proceed in practice...[he] considered the Philosophia botanica to be a statute book spelling out the terminology and concepts to be used by botanists. Logic and definitions of concepts were the true tools of botany."-D.S.B., VIII, pp. 377-78. Very fine copy and scarce. ❧ Pritzel 5426. Soulsby 445. Stafleu & Cowan 4760.7. Stearn 92. .

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        LES ANTIQUITÉS D'HERCULANUM AVEC LEURS EXPLICATIONS EN FRANÇOIS

      Paris: Chez David, 1780-1781.. Six volumes, being volumes I, II, IIII, V, VI, and VII (without volume III and volume VIII). With hundreds of illustrations. Contemporary mottled French calf, neatly rebacked in matching style, gilt extra, with gilt leather spine labels. A bit of light scattered foxing, but generally quite clean internally. A handsome set. An absolutely phenomenal association copy of this influential study of the antiquities of the Italian city of Herculaneum, destroyed during an explosion of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. This set of LES ANTIQUITÉS D'HERCULANUM... was given by Thomas Jefferson to his young protege, the painter John Trumbull. Jefferson has inscribed it on the front fly leaf of the first volume, "Th. J. begs Mr. Trumbull will do him the favor to accept this copy of the Herculaneum." Jefferson was instrumental in furthering Trumbull's career at an early stage, and in encouraging him to create his painting of the presentation of the Declaration of Independence. That painting is one of Trumbull's most important and iconic works, and in placing Jefferson at the center of that scene Trumbull helped to cement the Jefferson image in the American mind. Jefferson and Trumbull first met in London in early 1786, when Trumbull was thirty and Jefferson thirteen years his elder. At the time, Trumbull was studying painting under Benjamin West, but was planning to visit Paris to study the artworks available there. Jefferson invited Trumbull to stay with him at his Paris residence, the Hotel de Langeac, and the two quickly became close. In fact, Trumbull joined William S. Smith and Jefferson's secretary, William Short, in the small group of people that Jefferson asked to perform tasks or "commissions" for him. Trumbull lived with Jefferson for five or six weeks at the Hotel de Langeac, and Jefferson encouraged Trumbull in his early historical paintings. Trumbull had brought with him to Paris two of his recent historical paintings, "Death of General Warren at Bunker's Hill" and "Death of General Montgomery at Quebec," which he wanted to arrange to be engraved. It was almost certainly at Jefferson's suggestion and encouragement that Trumbull added the Declaration of Independence to his series of American historical paintings. With Jefferson's assistance and recollection of the event, Trumbull began his painting of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. It was Trumbull's placing of Jefferson at the center of his painting, flanked by John Adams and Benjamin Franklin, that helped cement the centrality of Jefferson's role as author of the Declaration in the public consciousness. Merrill Peterson asserts that "In the panegyrics of the Fourth of July...the popularity of Trumbull's masterpiece of historical portraiture, 'The Signing of the Declaration' - Jefferson's authorship of the American birthright was his certain title to immortality." Jefferson espoused Trumbull's talents, and introduced him to important people in Paris, and Trumbull repaid the favor in consequential ways. Jefferson's biographer Dumas Malone writes that "Jefferson was on the most intimate terms with Trumbull until the very end of his stay in France, and he always associated him in memory with what he called 'our charming coterie in Paris.'" That coterie included Maria Cosway, the beautiful and vivacious young wife of the English portraitist, Richard Cosway. Trumbull had already met the Cosways, and introduced them to Jefferson in Paris in August, 1786 at the Halle aux Bleds marketplace. The widowed Jefferson became enraptured with Maria Cosway, and spent a great deal of time with her between August and October, 1786. Trumbull was often with the pair, touring art galleries, attending concerts, walking around Paris and journeying into the countryside. On October 12, 1786, on the occasion of the Cosways return to England, Jefferson wrote Maria Cosway an anguished letter in which he related a debate between "my head and my heart." It was to Trumbull that Jefferson entrusted the delivery of this confidential and revealing letter. Trumbull was also an intermediary for Jefferson's friendship with Angelica Schuyler Church, Alexander Hamilton's sister-in-law. Mrs. Church and Maria Cosway were good friends, referring to each other as "sisters." Jefferson, in fact, helped Mrs. Church secure a volume of the HERCULANUM in September, 1788 (see Jefferson letter of September 21, 1788, in PAPERS OF THOMAS JEFFERSON, vol. 13, pp.623- 624). It is possible the gift of this set to Trumbull took place at the same time. The friendship between Jefferson and Trumbull continued after Trumbull left Paris for London and the United States. In 1788, Jefferson commissioned from Trumbull a canvas containing lifesize busts of Francis Bacon, John Locke, and Isaac Newton, who Jefferson considered as "the three greatest men that have ever lived." Also in 1788, Trumbull painted a portrait of Jefferson, and would later make copies of that portrait for Maria Cosway, Angelica Church, and Jefferson's eldest daughter, Martha. In 1789, anticipating that William Short was about to move on to other endeavors, Jefferson offered John Trumbull the position of his personal secretary, and offer that Trumbull declined. Some time after that Jefferson recommended Trumbull for the position of American Minister to the Barbary states, a post that Trumbull also declined. In 1793, Jefferson and Trumbull (a Federalist and a New England Congregationalist), had a falling out over questions of politics and religious faith, issues that came to a head at a dinner Jefferson hosted that also included the Virginia politician William Branch Giles. Trumbull and Giles already had bad blood between them, and when Jefferson seemingly took Giles's side Trumbull recalled that "from this time my acquaintance with Mr. Jefferson became cold and distant." Jefferson's gift to Trumbull of this set of Maréchal's ANTIQUITÉS D'HERCULANUM is significant on several levels. Excavations at Herculaneum, destroyed by an eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D., had begun in 1738. The publication of illustrated books such as Maréchal's, showing the antiquities preserved and discovered at Herculaneum, had an important effect on the growing popularity of Neoclassical styles and themes in contemporary European and American art. Jefferson himself owned a set of Maréchal's work (although it was not among the works sold to the Library of Congress; it appears in the 1828 sale catalogue of his retained library) , and he not only gave this set to Trumbull but ordered a set for the library at the University of Virginia as well. And as mentioned, Jefferson also assisted in securing a volume of the set for Angelica Church in 1788. Jefferson himself was very influenced by classical styles, as evidenced in his architectural designs for Monticello and the University of Virginia. John Trumbull was also greatly influenced by classical art, and was a central figure in the Neoclassical revival in America. This work would have been very important in the development of his artistic style. The first five volumes in Maréchal's work (i.e. volumes I, II, IIII, and V in the present set) are devoted to painting, and volumes VI and VII are concerned with bronzes. An outstanding association copy, uniting Thomas Jefferson with one of his most talented proteges, John Trumbull, whose painting of Jefferson presenting the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776 did so much to establish Jefferson in the pantheon of America's Founding Fathers. William Howard Adams, THE PARIS YEARS OF THOMAS JEFFERSON (New Haven, Ct. 1997). Dumas Malone, JEFFERSON AND THE RIGHTS OF MAN (New York. 1951). Merrill D. Peterson, THE JEFFERSON IMAGE IN THE AMERICAN MIND (New York. 1960), p.140. O'NEAL, JEFFERSON'S FINE ARTS LIBRARY 78.

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        Historia General de Espana

      Madrid - Andres Ramirez, 1780 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The1780 editionof this famous history of Spain in a rather attractive blindstamped binding and innear finecondition. Direct from the library at Newton Hall, the 18th century country house and estate, seat of the Widdrington familyin Northumberland, with a pencil shelfmark to the front free-endpaper and the armorial bookplate for S. E. Widdrington. Bound in leather with gilt lettering and blindstamped decoration. Complete in Two Volumes. Juan de Mariana,1536 1624, was a Spanish Jesuit priest, historian, and member of the Monarchomachs. Mariana's Historia is justly esteemed for its research, accuracy, sagacity and style. Samuel Edward Widdrington (formerly Cook), 1787 - 1856, was an English writer. Having served as a Captain in the Royal Navy, he lived for some years in Spain. He served as High Sheriff of Northumberland in 1854. He was a fellow of the Royal Society, and the Royal Geographical Society. By royal license he assumed the name Widdrington, and purchased the moiety in 1842. He inherited the Newton Hall estate from his father, Joseph Cook. Condition: The bindings are tight and firm. There is only some mild wear to the extremities, with just some mild rubbing and edge wear. Internally the pages have only slight browning and just somelight background spots. Overall the condition is near fine..

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        Reisen durch die innern gegenden von Nord-Amerika...aus dem Englischen

      C.E. Bohn Hamburg: C.E. Bohn. 1780. First German edition and first edition in a foreign language, 8vo, pp. xxiv, 456; engraved folding map; nice copy of a scarce edition in 20th century 3/4 red morocco gilt by Stikeman. A seminal book in the history of the exploration of the American west, and a cornerstone in Minnesota history. Peace between Great Britain and France at the close of the French and Indian Wars in 1763 brought eastern Minnesota under the British flag for the first time, thus opening the vast territory to British fur traders. "Carver spent the winter of 1766-67 a short distance up the Minnesota River with the Sioux. He was then serving as mapmaker and advance man on an expedition, led by Captain James Tute and inspired by Maj. Robert Rogers, commandant at Fort Mackinac, intended to cross the continent in quest of the Northwest Passage. The plan had to be given up, but Carver later wrote and published an account of his travels which became a "best seller" of its day, and gave to thousands on both sides of the Atlantic their first information about the Minnesota country" (Fridley, A Sketch of Minnesota, p. 3). Sabin 11187.

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        Oeuvre de Jean Holbein ou Recueil de Gravures d'après ses plus beaux ouvrages, accompagnés d'explications historiques et critiques et de la vie de ce fameux peintre par Chrétien de Mechel, graveur de S.A.S. Monseigneur L'Électeur Palatin. (4 PARTIES EN UN VOLUME)

      Basle (Basel): Chez L'Auteur., 1780 Première Partie: Le Triomphe de la Mort (1780, À Basle Chez l'Auteur): (3pp, n.ch.) - (14 pages, avec 2 vignettes) - 12 planches (comprenant 47 gravures)- 2 planches (avec 1 gravure par planche). Seconde Partie: La Passion de Notre Seigneur (À Basle, 1784): (1p, Page Titre) - 13 planches (1 gravure par planche). Troisième Partie: Composée de XII. Costumes Suisses, Civils et Militaires, Hommes et Femmes du Seizième Siècle (À Basle, en 1790): (1p, Page titre) - 12 planches (1 gravure par planche). Quatrième Partie: Composée de Portraits d'Hommes Illustres du Seizième Siècle, &c.: (1p, Page titre) - 10 planches (1 gravure par planche) - 2 planches dépliantes (Planche daté de 1794 accompagné d'une autre représentant l'esquisse de la planche). Un total de 51 planches, et 2 vignettes. COMPLET. Reliure légèrement usée sur les bords. Texte manuscrit sur le premier blanc. Les 2 planches pliantes ont été réparées sur les plis sans perte. Très légères rousseurs éparses, autrement les pages et les gravures sont en très bonne condition, propres et solides. Photos disponibles sur demande. // ENGLISH DESCRIPTION AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.

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        LES NOUVELLES DE MARGUERITE, REINE DE NAVARRE (HEPTAMERON FRANCAIS).

      In-16 gr. (mm. 190x110), 3 voll., elegante legat. in p. pelle coeva, filetti dorati ai piatti, dorso a cordoni con tit. oro su tassello e picc. decoraz. floreali (anche ai piatti), tagli rossi, pp. XLVII,275; (2),308; (2),250,(2); molto ben illustrati da: 3 antiporte di Dunker, inc. da Eichler; 73 magnifiche tavv. f.t. disegnate da Freudeberg ed inc. in rame da importanti artisti parigini; 72 deliziose testatine e 72 finali disegnati da Dunker ed inc. dallo stesso e da altri artisti. Cfr. Cohen, p. 680: ?Dans le tome I, après la p. 166, la pagination reprend à 161 et continue ainsi jusqu?à la fin? - Lewine, p. 339 - Benezit,V, p. 704: ?Sigmund Freudenberger ou Freudeberg (Berne, 1745-1801), aquarelliste, dessinateur, graveur? - Brunet,III,1418: ?Jolie édition. Les estampes, fleurons et vignettes sont d?une fort belle exécution?. Alcune cc. con uniformi ingialliture, altrimenti fresco esemplare su carta distinta, ben conservato.

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        Historical and Political Reflections on the Rise and Progress of the American Rebellion,

      [title continues] in which the Causes of that rebellion are pointed out, and the Policy and Necessity of offering to the AMERICANS a System of Government founded in the Principles of the British Constitution, are clearly demonstrated, First Edition, viii, 136pp octavo, modern paper wrappers, an excellent copy, rare, London, Wilkie, 1780. * Sabin 26431; Kress B.278. The sole edition. "Joseph Galloway (1731 - 1803?) was a leading Loyalist during the North American Rebellion and the last President of the Second Continental Congress. Galloway was born in Maryland in 1731 before moving with his family to Pennsylvania in 1749. He studied law, was admitted to the bar, and began to practice in Philadelphia. He was elected to the Pennsylvania Assembly in 1756 and served as Speaker of the House from 1766 to 1774. In 1774 the Pennsylvania Assembly chose Galloway as a delegate to the First Continental Congress along with John Dickinson. Galloway became the leader of the moderate faction that wished to remain united with Great Britain, and on September 28, he introduced the Galloway Plan of Proposed Union, a streamlined version of Benjamin Franklin's Albany Plan of Union, proposing to create a united colonial government under the British crown. Dickinson persuaded Galloway not to offer the plan for a vote; instead, the Congress voted by six colonies to five to table the plan. On October 22, as the Congress was winding down, Galloway tried to persuade the Congress to take up his plan again, but was unsuccessful. After the Congress adjourned, Galloway began to claim that his plan had been rejected by a single vote. When news of Galloway's claim reached London, members of the British government cited it as proof that the colonists were already set on independence. When the Second Continental Congress met in May 1775, Galloway declined membership, and resigned as Speaker of the House of the Pennsylvania Assembly. After General William Howe captured New York City, Galloway moved there, and became a leading figure in the city's Loyalist community. When Howe set sail for Chesapeake Bay in his campaign to capture Philadelphia, Galloway accompanied him; after the fall of Philadelphia in September 1777, Galloway became the head of the city's civil administration under Howe. General John Burgoyne's victory at the Battle of Saratoga and capture of Albany, New York in October 1777 allowed moderate conciliationists to gain control of the Pennsylvania Assembly. They selected Dickinson as a delegate to the Continental Congress, and he persuaded Galloway to join him in January 1778. As Congress entered negotiations with the Earl of Carlisle in May for an armistice, Galloway was chosen as President of the Congress, and he and Carlisle reached an agreement which the Congress ratified on June 12, 1778. Galloway and Dickinson were both invited to London in 1780 to help Lord North draft a new instrument of government for the North American colonies, known as the Britannic Design, which relied heavily on Galloway's plan of union. Following passage of the Britannic Design in January 1781, Dickinson and Galloway returned to North America, the former to become the first Governor-General of the Northern Confederation, the latter to resume his place in the Pennsylvania Assembly." (Sobel Wiki)

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        Letters on Iceland : Containing observations on the civil, Literary, Ecclesiastical and natural History; Antiquities, Volcanos, Besaltes, Hot Springs; Customs, Dress, Manners of the Inhabitents, &c. &c. Made During a Voyage undertaken in the Year 1772, By Joseph Banks, assisted by Dr. Solander, Dr. J. Lind, Dr. Uno von troil.

      London, W. Richardson, 1780. XXVI + 400 s. Foldet kart. Samt. helskinnbd. med fem opph. bind. Rødt skinn tittelfelt. Ryggdekor i gull. Litt sprukket i ytre falser, ellers et rent og pent eks

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        Monumens de la vie privee des douze cesars, d'apres une suite de pierres gravees sous leur regne. a caprees, chez sabellus, 1780.

      [INSIEME A]: Monumens du culte secret des Dames Romaines, pour servir de Suite aux Monumens de la vie privée des XII Césars. A Caprées, chez Sabellus, 1784. 2 volumi in-4° (cm. 26), bella e fresca legatura coeva in m. marocchino rosso stile Bozerian, decorazioni in oro ai dorsi, piatti ricoperti di carta rossa zigrinata con cornice neoclassica, tagli dorati, risguardi marm.; pp. XII, 196; pp. XXVIII, 98 in ottimo stato (sporadiche fioriture) con 2 antiporte f.t. e 99 (di 100) tavole incise f.t. (manca la n.40 del vol.1). Prime edizioni di una classica accoppiata della letteratura erotica, un set affascinante in cui si finge il ritrovamento di scene pornografiche dell'antichità. E' il simbolo di un interessante fenomeno politico settecentesco: cfr. Darnton Robert. Libri proibiti. Pornografia, satira e utopia all'origine della Rivoluzione francese. Mondadori 1997. Esemplare di pregio appartenuto al celebre drammaturgo francese Victorien Sardou (Parigi 1831 -1908) con suo Ex-Libris e nota d'acq. "Vente Patureau, 1889". Cfr. Gay-Lemonnier III, 275; Cohen-Ricci 4748; Sander 893; Pia 883; L'Enfer 342. Ottimo esemplare.

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        The Negroes dancing in the island of Dominica

      London, 1780 (circa). Hand coloured copper engraving. Margins cut close as usual with loss of title. 33 x 23 cms. All separately printed engravings by Brunias are very scarce. This landscape print is the companion to Brunias's 'Negroes cudgelling in the island of Dominica.'

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        The Experienced Huntsman. Containing Observations on the Nature and Qualities of the Different Species of Game. With Instructions for Hunting the Buck, the Hare, the Fox, the Badger, the Martern, and the Otter. Being the Result of many Years actual Experience; and containing every Thing necessary to be known for the Attainment of that noble Art, and to form the Complete Huntsman.

      Dublin: Printed for L. Flin, Castle Street, 1780.. Second edition, 12mo, v, [1 blank], [7]-304pp., early ownership signature of E. C. G. Sanford in ink on front endpaper, contemporary green morocco, five raised bands ruled in gilt, red morocco title label, all edges stained green, a fine copy.First issued in 1714, this work is the first to deal with hunting in the Irish context - both edition being extremely rare. Written by Arthur Stringer, huntsman to Viscount Conway of Killultagh, at his seat of Portmore on the shore of Lough Neagh between Lurgen and Crumlin. An exceptionally observant and accurate naturalist, he was among the first writers who believed that a pack of hounds should be specifically trained to hunt foxes and avoid other game, something many commentators claim to be a later innovation. Stringer explains that Turberville, Markham, Cox, and Blome have written on the subject without enough practical experience, and that these authors seem to make stags, bucks, hares and other game capable of more knowledge than they really have. The first chapter on breeding hounds, &c., is dedicated to the Earl of Mount Alexander, whose great example in breeding both hounds and horses, "most excellent in both kinds," is extolled. He gives an elaborate glossary of the various terms used in hunting, such as to unharbour a stag, rouse a buck, start a hare, unkennel a fox, unboyle an otter, untree a pine marten. He concludes the volume with a dialogue between Mr. Townley and Mr. Worthy. In this the virtues of hunting are extolled by Mr. Worthy, who ultimately prevails on his town acquaintance to become a sportsman.

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        Lexicon lapponicum, cum interpretatione vocabulorum sveco-latina et indice svecano lapponico; in usum tam illorum, quibus cura ecclesiarum in Lapponia committenda, aut jam commissa est, quam aliorum curiosorum et linguarum studiosorum, indigenarum et exterorum.

      Sthlm, J. G. Lange, 1780. 4:o. (4),LXXX,716 s. Praktfullt engelskt skinnbd från 1800-talets andra hälft med upphöjda bind och rikt guldornerad rygg samt röd titeletikett i marokäng (Clarke & Bedford). Marmorerade snitt. Pärmarna med pärmbård i form av linjer i guld. Förgyllda pärmkanter och inre denteller. Ryggen och pärmarna med några skrapmärken. Inlagan med någon enstaka mindre fläck. Några bruna fläckar i övre marginalen på s. III-IV och 715-16. Earl Fitzwilliams exlibris med texten "Milton, Peterborough" på den främre pärmens insida och frampärmen med vad som sannolikt är denna familjs förgyllda pärmexlibris bestående av två kronor och en grip. Ett vackert och stort ex!. Marklund Övre Norrland i litteraturen 985. Qvigstad & Wiklund Bibliographie der Lappischen litteratur S. 155: "Die südlappische schriftsprache. Die grammatik ist von Öhrling verfasst." Ihre skriver i sitt förord: "Tå jag var i begrepp, att utarbeta mitt Glossarium Sviogothicum, och i anledning theraf föranlåts, att nogare undersöka våra svenska ords upprinnelse, tyckte jag mig framför annat sakna en fullständig ordbok af lappska språket, hälst som jag var övertygad, att thetta folkslaget var Scandinaviens stamfäder och vårt fäderneslands förste inbyggare, om hvilka man alltså kunde föreställa sig, att the under sammanlefnad med the ankommande götherna lånt them många ord, och många åter till låns taget." Erik Lindahl (1717-93) hade bl.a. varit kaplan i Sorsele och senare prost i Lycksele i Umeå lappmark. Lappmarkssonen Johan Öhrling (1718-78), kyrkoherde i Jokkmokk, hade 1742 försvarat avhandlingen "Exercitium academicum, nonnullas in orthographiam lapponicam observationes sistens"

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        Voyage dans les mers de l´Inde, fair par ordre du roi, a l´occassion du passage du Venus sur le disque de soleil le 6 juin 1761, & le 3 du même mois 1769. I-V.

      En Suisse chez les libraires associés, 1780-82. 5 volumes, 344; 364; 431; 434; 333 p. 12 engraved plates (all, of which six are duplicates). Nice contemporary full calf, gilt spines in six compartments with red and black title labels, worm holes and some damage at edges, red edges. All titles and first free endpapers with library stamp "Biblioteca famiglia" and traces after erased stamp. Some foxing in text

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        Originalien.

      2 Tle. in 1 Band. Mit gest. Frontispiz u. gest. Titel mit Portrait Medaillon. 260 S., 1 w. Bl. Hübscher HLdr. d. Zt. mit Rückenschild und Rückenverg. Goed. IV/1, 865, 192; Schulte-Str. 44: "Diese Sammlung von aufgefangenen Redensarten, Auszügen aus der deutschen Chronik, Gedichten etc. wurde ohne Schubarts Wissen von dem Ulmer Arzt Jakob Joseph Meergraf herausgegeben", als Schubart bereits auf dem Hohenasberg eingekerkert war. Wahrscheinlich ist, daß sich Schubart und Meergraf begegnet sind als Schubart 1775, aus Augsburg ausgewiesen, nach Ulm ausgewichen ist. Viele der hier zusammengetragenen "Machtsprüche in unserer teutschen Mannsprache" scheinen während verschiedener Gespräche mit Schubart aufgezeichnet worden zu sein. Schubart vermochte gerade "im mündlichen Verkehr ... sein Bestes zu geben. Sein Geist sprühte allezeit Witzesfunken und strömte über vor glücklichen Einfällen" (Krauß, Schwäb. Litteraturgeschichte I, 162). - Leicht gebräunt. Schönes Exemplar!

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        Anatomie. (Lieferung aus der 'Encyclopédie'). (Paris, um 1780). 21 S. und 33 Kupfertafeln . Folio. Neuer HPergament m. RTitel.

      Mit sehr detaillierten Darstellungen von Skelett, Muskelapparat, Venen-Arterien-System, Gefäßen, Gehirn, Herz, Organen usw. mit den entsprechenden Beschreibungen (im Origianltext auf Französisch).- Die Tafeln schön klar, nur sehr vereinzelt minimale Fleckchen.

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        Icones plantarum medicinalium. - Abbildungen von Arzneygewächsen.

      Mit 400 (von 600) kolorierten Kupfertafeln. Halblederbände der Zeit mit goldgeprägten Rückenschildern und wenig Rückenvergoldung. 1.-2., 4.-5. Teil (von 6) in 4 Bänden. Nissen 2202. - Umfangreiche Sammlung der in 6 Bänden erschienenen Flora. Jede Tafel mit erklärendem Text in Deutsch und Latein. Band 1 in zweiter Auflage. - Die Tafeln stellenweise stockfleckig, aber in hübschem Kolorit. Einbände beschabt, bestossen. Lederbezug am Rücken von Band 5 gebrochen.

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

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

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        Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World... By Lemuel Gulliver, First a Surgeon, and then a Captain of several ships.

      London: Joseph Wenman 1780.. Three volumes bound in one, 12mo, 104, 112, 112 pp. Frontispieces to each part, two pages with a printing fault from a piece of thread having been laid across the text. Attractively bound in modern period style dappled calf, gilt borders and tooling to spine, red spine label, joints recently and almost imperceptibly repaired. Teerink 321. Seemingly very scarce, ESTC listing only one copy.

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

      ex Regio typographeo i.e. Bodoni Parma: ex Regio typographeo [i.e., Bodoni], 1780. First edition. Reference: Brooks, 157. Octavo (22 cm); xvi, 112 pages. Bound in contemporary pink pasteboard with leather title label and gilt roundels on spine. Speckeled edges. Early owner's printed bookplate.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.

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