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

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

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

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

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        ARTICLES AGREED TO & ESTABLISHED AT A MEETING OF THE UNITED ILLINOIS & OUABACHE LAND COMPANIES HELD AT PH.A 29th APRIL 1780 [manuscript caption title]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc.]
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        [Chart of the Coast of Georgia and South Carolina]

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

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        STORIA DELL'AMERICA DI GUGLIELMO ROBERTSON capo dell'Università di Edimburgo (....)

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

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        Connecticut, and Parts adjacent

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        [Triumph of Britannia]

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

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

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

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        Mappa Paraquariae

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

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

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

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        The State of the Prisons in England and Wales

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

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

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

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        Fragmente uber Capitain Cooks letze Reise und sein Ende

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

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        A GENERAL DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE. One main object of which, is, to establish a plain and permanent standard of pronunciation. To which is prefixed, a Rhetorical Grammer

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

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

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

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

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

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        The Bible in Miniature,

      London - E. Newbery, 1780 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A miniature abridgement of the Old and New Testaments. With many small illustrations. With an ink inscription to front free endpaper reading 'For dear little May, Sept 22 1858'. Published by Elizabeth Newbery, the niece-in-law of renowned children's book publisher John Newbery, who continued his business after his death. Condition: In a calf binding. Externally, sound with slight wear. Internally, firmly bound, generally bright with the odd small spot and slight curling to extremities of text block. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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

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

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        Le Matin

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

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        A Genuine History of the Lives and Actions of the Most Notorious Irish Highwaymen, Tories and Rapparees, from Redmond O'Hanlon to Cahier Na Gappul, to Which is Added The Goldfinger, or the History of Manus Maconeil

      Printed By J. Smyth. 34, High Street,, Belfasr - Pp.144. Undated. Circa 1780's (?) Marbled pastedowns & endpapers.Corners and spine ends bumped & rubbed. Spine edges scuffed. Otherwise a very good copy of a scarce book. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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

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

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        Plan of the Position which the Army under Lt. Genl. Burgoine took at Saratoga on the 10th of September 1777, and in which it remained till the Convention was signed.

      William Faden, London 1780 - Engraving with line color. Published as ye Act directs, Feby. 1st 1780 Wm. Faden Charing-Cross. Sheet size: 9 1/2 x 19 1/2". Inventory#: p1493.

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

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

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

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

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        Beschreibung der in England seit 1759.schiffbaren Kanale.

      Hanover 1780 - Hogrewe, J. L. Beschreibung der in England seit 1759 angelegten, und jetzt grosstenteils vollendeten schiffbaren Kanale, zur inneren Gemeinschaft der vornehmsten Handelsstadte. . . . 4to. [12], iv, [2], 164pp. 10 folding engraved plates. Hannover: M. Pockwitz, 1780. 238 x 198 mm. Original boards, later marbled paper spine, worn. One or two minor stains, otherwise a very good copy. Ownership inscription and library stamps on title and front free endpaper; bookplate of the Bibliothecae Comitatus Simighiensis. First Edition of the first history of English canals. Hogrewe, an engineer and cartographer in the Hanoverian army, made two journeys to England, about ten years before the work appeared, at the behest of the Elector of Hanover, George III of England. He saw virtually every major canal, including the Bridgewater, Trent & Mersey, Leeds & Liverpool, Oxford, Staffordshire & Worcestershire, and Coventry as well as the Thames navigation. The book was compiled from the notes he made and describes locks (the Bingley five rise), aqueducts (Barton), weirs (Brindley's circular weirs on the Staffs & Worcs), feeders (the terminal basin on the Bridgewater at Castlefields, tunnels (at Fenny Compton), sluices (on the Witham at Boston) etc, all charmingly illustrated from his drawings. In order to broaden the scope of the work, Hogrewe included a survey of canals in Europe, China, Russia and the ancient world drawn from several authorities, notably Belidor. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Storia dell'America. Traduzione dall'Inglese.

      in Pisa, per Francesco Pieraccini, 1780.2 volumi in-4° grande (330x230mm), pp. XXXI, 572, (4) con errata finale; (4), 660, (4) con errata finale; cartonatura coeva bicroma marmorizzata con dorso imitante la pergamena adorno di tassello bicromo con titolo, tomaison e decori impressi in oro. Al primo vol., una carta del Sud America ripiegata, un ritratto del Robertson all'antiporta e una carta ripiegata del Golfo del Messico, con parte dei Caraibi e del Centro America, il tutto inciso su rame; al secondo vol., una "Carta dei Paesi sopra il Mare Meridionale da Panama a Guayquil" ripiegata, una carta del Messico anch'essa ripiegata e una tavola f.t. riproducente pittogrammi di popoli precolombiani, il tutto inciso su rame. Freschissimo esemplare a pieni margini e in barbe, impresso su carta forte. Una delle prime edizioni italiane, splendidamente impressa, di una delle più cospicue opere storiografiche del Robertson, la "History of the Discovery and Settlement of America" (1777), forse il più importante studio settecentesco sulle vicende storiche del Centro e del Sud America. "Its vivid descriptions and philosophical disquisitions on aboriginal society captivated the literary world, while the outbreak of the American war lent the book pertinent public interest and rendered it more popular than either of its predecessors. Keats, who read it with enthusiasm many years after, owed to it the suggestion of his famous simile of 'Cortez and his men'" (Dictionary of National Biography). L'opera, fondata su un giudizio sostanzialmente positivo in merito alla colonizzazione spagnola dell'America Centrale e Meridionale, fu elogiata al suo apparire dalla Edinburgh Review come "abounding in the finest descriptions, the most pleasing delineations of character, the most dignified and judicious mixture of reflections. the full flow of his narration. will render his works immortal in the hands of the bulk of mankind". Un giudizio entusiastico fu espresso anche da Walpole, sorpreso che un uomo come Robertson avesse potuto comporre "what all the world now allows to be the best modern history" e potesse scrivere "in the purest English and with as much seeming knowledge of men and courts as if he had passed all his life in important embassies." La ricca documentazione, spesso attinta a fonti prima inaccessibili, fu possibile anche grazie ad informazioni che pervennero al Robertson da Bougainville, da La Condamine, dal Governatore del Massachussets Hutchinson, nonché da regnanti come Maria Teresa e Caterina II di Russia. Il Robertson (Borthwick, Scozia, 1721-Grange House, Edimburgo, 1793), ministro presbiteriano e predicatore in gioventù, nel 1745 si aggregò ai volontari decisi ad impedire l'invasione e l'avvento al trono inglese di Charles Edward Stuart. Tra le sue opere, tutte fondate su serie ricerche archivistiche e su equilibrati giudizi, che per tono e spirito lo fecero considerare un David Hume della storiografia: "The History of the Reign of the Emperor Charles V", "Historical Disquisition concerning the Knowledge which the Ancients had of India", "View of the Progress of the Society in Europe from the Subversion of Roman Empire to the beginning of the sixteenth Century". Cfr. (edizione inglese) Palau, 271017. Sabin, 71973. Howes, R-358. Lownder, III, 2107. Cox, II, 150. Dictionary of National Biography, XVI, 1314. Brunet, IV, 1332. Graesse, VI, 138. Larned, 403. Hill, Pacific Voyages, 254-55.

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        Entdeckung einer dem Kreuz-Steine wesentlichen Entstehungs-Art der Kreuz-Figur. An Se. Excellenz den hochwohlgebohrnen Herrn Friedrich Anton Freyherrn von Heinitz.

      Hamburg, J.P. C. Reuss, (1780). 4to (212 x 170 mm). pp. 38, with an engraved handcoloured frontispiece. Recent boards. Ernst Christian Schultz (1740-1810) was a German naturalist and formed an important natural history collection. An illustrated description of a staurolite and the origin of the cross-figure. A beautifully produced monograph with a very attractive frontispiece plate. Ward 1998; Poggendorff II, pp. 860-861; Cobres I, p. 187.

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        Nouvelle carte de la partie occidentale de Dalmatie dressée sur les lieux (insieme a:) Nouvelle carte de la partie orientale de Dalmatie dressée sur les lieux.

      Remondini 1780 Incisione in rame, colorata, due fogli unibili, ognuno 470x620. Tratta da "Atlas Universel" stampato a Venezia fra il 1776 ed il 1784. Esemplare perfetto con alcune antiche linee manoscritte fra le città più importanti. Copperplate in two sheets, coloured, each sheet 470x620. From "Atlas universel" printed in 1776-84. Perfect example with a few lines by an old hand connecting the most important cities. <

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        Britannicae Insulae in quibus Albion seu Britannia Major, et Ivernia seu Britannia Minor?" Venezia: Francesco Santini, a Santa Giustina a Venezia; Paolo Remondini, 1780

      VENEZIA: FRANCESCO SANTINI, A SANTA GIUSTINA A VENEZIA; PAOLO REMONDINI, 1780 1780 Incisione su rame all'acquaforte e bulino in due fogli incollati di mm 556 x 485. Bella vergata veneziana. Filigrana AV e stelle. Foglio a larghi margini. Una gora pesante sul margine bianco sinistro e tre più lievi entro la battuta. Titolo entro ricco cartiglio in alto a sinistra. Toponimi e descrizioni geografiche nella mappa. Proveniente da: "Atlas universel dressé sur les meilleures cartes modernes", Venezia 1784 (ma 1780). Gli Atlanti stampati da Francesco Santini, che, come indicato spesso nelle carte, teneva bottega a Santa Giustina, nel Sestiere di Castello, riutilizzano le lastre incise da Lattrè e disegnate da Janvier per l' "Atlas Moderne" stampato a Parigi nel 1771. L'Atlante di Janvier ebbe un immediato apprezzamento, sia per la precisione geografica, che per i ricchi cartigli molto decorativi. Robert (Jean) Janvier: working in Paris in the second half of the eighteenth century, Jean Janvier (1746 ? 1776) produced a series of maps in the later half of the century. While there is some confusion about his Christian name, his maps usually were inscribed ?Le Sieur Janvier?. He is best known for his collaboration with engraver Jean Lattre for an Atlas Moderne first released in 1762 and in several later editions some by C. F. Delamarche and by Chez Remondini. He also produced several maps used in general atlases by William Fadan and P. Santini.

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        M. Tullii Ciceronis Opera ad optimas editiones collata. Praemittitur Vita ex Plutarchi graeco latine reddita. Studiis Societatis Bipontinae.

      Zweibrücken: Biponti, ex Typographia Societatis, 1780 - 1787. Trece volúmenes en 4to.; CXXIV-371 pp. + portada, 540 pp.+ portada, 512 pp. + portada, 517 pp. + portada, 523 pp. + portada, 501 pp. + portada, X-505 pp.+ portada, 517 pp. + portada, 405 pp. + portada, 580 pp. + portada, 457 pp. + portada, 615 pp. + portada, 336 hojas sin paginar, que conforman el volúmen final, de Indices. Con doce medallones grabados en cobre, en las portadas, con retratos de personalidades romanas relacionadas con Ciceron. Encuadernación uniforme en piel marbreada, con tejuelos, de la época.

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        Pianta e spaccato del nuovo teatro d'Imola. -

      Roma, Casaletti, 1780.In-folio. M. pelle moderna, una cerniera usata. Con 3 vedute n.t. e 16 tavv. f.t. inc. in rame (una ripieg.) con spaccati e piante di 11 teatri italiani. (5) ff.; dalla raccolta di Giannalisa Feltrinelli, con il suo ex libris e timbro a secco. Prima edizione. Morelli, architetto papale originario d'Imola, costruì vari importanti edifici: il palazzo Braschi a Roma ed il teatro d?Imola, successivamente distrutto da un incendio, sono due dei sui lavori più noti. «Questo ingegnoso architetto studiò grandemente la linea visuale sui teatri, e vi riuscì meglio d'ognuno. In quest'opera pone in confronto con altrettante tavole, undici teatri diversi (a Forlì, Macerata, Venezia, Bologna, Torino, Napoli, Milano, Vicenza, Roma, Genova e Fano), e bello ed utile è il fare questa comparazione. In altre 3 tavole produce il proprio teatro...» (Cicognara 768). Berlin Kat. 2811. First edition. The papal architect Morelli illustrates in this work his plans for a theatre in his native town Imola, a city a little south of Bologna, comparing it with 11 other Italian theatres. With 3 text illustrations and 16 engr. plates (one folding). A large and generally fresh copy, bound in mod. half calf (one joint split).

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        Opere.

      in Parigi, presso la Vedova Herissant, 1780. 1780 12 voll. in-8° (237x150mm), pp. 400 circa ogni volume, bella legatura dell'epoca in p. pelle marrone marmorizzata con bordura in oro corrente lungo il perimetro dei piatti. Dorsi riccamente ornati con greche e motivi floreali e decorativi in oro, nonché da due tasselli rossi con titolo e segnatura di volume in oro. Tagli dorati, fogli di guardia marmorizzati. Un ritratto dell?autore inciso su rame dal Gaucher su disegno di Steiner e un'antiporta allegorica incisa da Prevost da invenzione di Cochin al primo vol.; complessive 36 tavv. f.t. incise da Bartolazzi, Carmona, Duclos, Picart e altri su disegno di Cipriani, Cochin, Moreau e Martini. Etichetta del tempo della libreria parigina di Galignani ("à la Librairie Française Etrangère de Galignani"). Bellissimo esemplare, pazialmente stampato su carta azzurra. Magnifica edizione figurata delle opere complete del massimo poeta dell'Arcadia, la cui opera ebbe influenza immensa sul melodramma europeo. Cohen Ricci, 706: "Edition de luxe avec des illustrations d'une grand beauté". Gamba, 2352: "Tra le infinite edizioni deii Drammi del Metastasio questa è nobilissima, ed arricchita di figure intagliate da valenti artefici.. E' stata fatta coll'assistenza di Giuseppe Pezzana, ed ebbe l'approvazione dell'immortale poeta". Brunet, II, 1676. Graesse, IV, 5656. Sander, 1350.

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        Carte des Nouvelles Decouvertes au Nord de la Mer du Sud

      Edizione italiana di un caposaldo della cartografia di Joseph Nicolas De L?Isle, la mappa del Nord Pacifico. Il De L?Isle passò gran parte del suo tempo in Russia, fondando l? Accademia delle Scienze a San Pietroburgo; il suo lavoro cartografico più importante fu l? "Atlas Russicus", dettagliata rappresentazione della regione. Nel 1747 tornò a Parigi, con una importante mappa manoscritta sul Nord Pacifico che includeva informazioni sul Nord Asia ed America e sullo stretto che le separava. Le informazioni erano frutto delle spedizioni russe nello Stretto di Bering effettuate tra il 1723 e il 1741. Il De L?Isle realizzò una carta molto dettagliata che fu pubblicata nel 1750, della quale vennero realizzate diverse copie in tutta Europa, inclusa questa del Santini, pubblicata dalla tipografia Remondini. La versione italiana è molto simile all?originale e si differenzia sostanzialmente per il cartiglio barocco con dei costumi popolari di abitanti della Kamchatka e della Louisiana. Incisione in rame, coloritura coeva dei contorni, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Bibliografia: Tooley, The Mapping of America 104. Dimensioni 650x470. An Italian edition of Joseph Nicolas De L?Isle's important map of the north Pacific. De L?Isle spent many years working as a cartographer in Russia, founding the Academy of Sciences in St. Petersburg and producing the first Russian Atlas. In 1747, De L?Isle returned to France with a manuscript map of the north Pacific, including information on northeastern Asia, northwestern America and the strait between the two. He produced an engraved map, which was presented to the French Academy of Sciences in 1750. This map was very advanced in some areas, being based on Russian expeditions of 1723, 1732 and 1741, along with Vitus Bering's first and second voyages and the explorations of a number of others such as Tchirkow and Frondat. Unfortunately, the cartography of northwestern America is based on the fictitious account of Admiral de Fonte, showing a huge inland sea, the "Mer de L'Ouest," and waterways leading off towards Baffin's Bay-the long sought for Northwest Passage. Delisle's rendering became the standard for the region until Cook's explorations later in the century. Delisle's map was copied by many publishers, including the Italian Santini, whose map was later issued by Remondini. The Italian versions have a handsome rococo title cartouche balanced by text and images of a native of Kamchatka and one of Louisiana. Copper engraving, contemporary outline colour, in excellent condition. Venezia Venice Tooley, The Mapping of America 104. Dimensioni 650x470.

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        Les Royaumes d'Espagne et de Portugal.

      Remondini 1780 ca. Incisione in rame, colorata d'epoca ai confini, mm 490x615. Bel cartiglio figurato in basso a sinista ed in alto riquadro di mm 240x240 raffigurante "Carte de la Terre de Canaan ou Terre Promise à Abraham...", molto dettagliata. Edizione veneziana della carta di Janvier, tratta da "Atlas Universel" stampato a Venezia fra il 1776 ed il 1784. Bell'esemplare, un lievissimo alone, ottimo stato di conservazione.

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        Ansicht der Stadt Neapel... - Vue de la ville de Naples prise du Bastion applé il Torrione del Carmine.

      Incisione in rame, coloritura originale d'epoca, 300x380 Non comune veduta ottica: queste stampe pubblicate per l'utilizzo nel Mondo Nuovo sono sempre semplici nel tratto, colorate con poche tinte in maniera rapida e decisa, affascinano per la loro immediatezza. Le vedute erano preparate per essere inserite nel Mondo Nuovo, dove i popolani potevano vederle illuminate e conoscere così le città del mondo. Bell'esemplare, rifilato all'immagine ed applicato sopra ad un'altra incisione ottica raffigurante l'interno della Basilica di San Pietro; il margine inf. con il titolo è conservato, mentre gli altri margini sono anticamente applicati ed anneriti. Ben conservato.

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        Herbier de la France, ou Collection complette des Plantes Indigènes de ce Royaume; avec leurs détails anatomiques, leurs propriétés, et leurs usages en Médecine.

      Paris, chez l'Auteur, Didot Jeune..., 1780-(1793). 7 volumes. Folio (333 x 225mm). With 1 colour-printed frontispiece and 602 colour-printed engraved plates, 4 engraved plates (2 plates of 'Observations microscopiques' of which 1 coloured and 2 plates 'Tableaux des Genres'), and 11 (of 12) engraved tables 'années 1-12'. [Including:] BULLIARD, P. Dictionnaire élémentaire de botanique ou exposition par ordre alphabétique. Paris, chez l' auteur, Didot..., 1783. Folio. pp. viii, 242, 10 (9 colour-printed) engraved plates. Bound in 7 uniform contemporary red half morocco bindings, spines with gilt lines and lettering. A very fine and attractively bound copy. As usual it does not contain the second volume of the text of the 'Histoire des Champignons de la France'. The second part of this volume was published posthumously by Ventenant in 1812 and was destroyed by fire soon after printing and is found in only a few copies. The present work is one of the most interesting colour-printed natural history works. The fine delicate plates are of a great scientific exactness, all by Bulliard who drew, engraved, and printed the plates himself. The colour-printing without retouching by hand, is in the Le Blon-Gauthier method, using a separate plate for each colour. A technique rarely employed for botanical books. "Bulliard was his own printer. He mixed colored inks with great delicacy and, in general, accuracy, and inked his tint plates with minute attention to detail. Some of his tintings seems to have relied on the additional effect of a rich ink tone to give greater local 'solidity'. The three tint plates were overprinted on the 'key' plate with hair's-breadth accuracy, and evidence of his method of obtaining such precise positioning, or register, can be seen in pin holes at upper right and lower left corners of the line frame. The final effect is delicate, pleasing and botanically accurate, and the whole collection has a unique quietly individual flavor. The degree of craftmanship necessary to create these prints is only apparent when one studies them in close detail' (Printing in the service of Botany, 39). The 'Herbier de la France' is composed as follows: Herbier de la France. Première division: Histoire des plantes vénéneuses et suspectes de la France. Paris 1784. pp. (4), x, 177, (1). Herbier de la France seconde division: Histoire des champignons de France, Tome premier. Paris 1791. pp. (2), xvi, 368, ix. Our copy contains plates 601 and 602, missing in most copies. Pritzel mentions 600 as a total and says: 'les planches 601 et 602 manquent habituellement' and according to Dr W. Junk they might have been destroyed during the revolution. Raspail in 1840 republished these 2 plates, plate 602 is in the later Raspail issue. Our copy does not have the engraved 'table année 11', which is an index to plates 481-528. Of the 602 plates 384 show fungi. 3 plates with some waterstaining at the upper margin. Provenance: Bookplate of Dr. Jean Mennerat, the greatest French chess collector of our age. Blind pressed stamp of Librairie Lechevalier, Paris. Great Flower Books, p. 52; Nissen BBI, 296; Dunthorne 70; Stafleu & Cowan 905-912; Junk, Rara p. 176; Volbracht 300.

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