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        BREMER STADSMUZIKANTEN Pentekening door Friedrich Adolf Dreyer (Bremen 1780-1850), gesigneerd “Bremen 1825”, 23,5x47 cm. Een optocht van muziekmakende beren met een Bremer stadsgezicht op de achtergrond.

      M6811.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat A.G. VAN DER STEUR]
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        Reizen en aanmerkingen door en over Barbaryen en het Ooste, uit het Engelsch vertaald (...) [door] S. Rau, M. Tydeman, C. Saxe en P. Boddaert. 2 delen, Amsterdam, De Compagnie, 1780.

      24+20+409+(8)+208+99+(1) pag. Gebonden in twee half leren banden uit de 19e eeuw. Geillustreerd met 14 (waarvan 10 uitslaande) kaarten en 26 (waarvan 9 uitslaande) platen. Een plaat (pag. 115) heeft een gat van 3x2 cm. en een kaart (pag. 129) mist een strookje.B1185.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat A.G. VAN DER STEUR]
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        De muzykonderwijzer of volledig onderwijs in de gronden der muzyk-kunde. 3 stukken in 1 band, Rotterdam, Burgvliet, 1780.

      Gebonden in half leer uit de tijd, (6)+388+(30) pag. Geillustreerd met 17 uitvouwbare gegraveerde platen (veelal muziekschrift). Compleet exemplaar van een zeldzaam werk. Exlibris (stempel) J. Martin S. Henckeroth. B1803.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat A.G. VAN DER STEUR]
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        Manuel du libraire et de l'amateur de livres [etc]. 5e herz. en verm. druk, Berlijn, Altmann 1922. Complete set van de beste uitgave., 9 delen.

      "Gebonden in keurige halflinnen banden; dl. 1-5 ‘Nouveau dictionaire bibliographique', dl. 6 ‘Table méthodique en forme de catalogue raisonné', 2 dln. supplement van P. Deschamps en G. Brunet, 1 dl. ‘Dictionaire de géographie ancienne et moderne [etc.] par un bilbiophile [= P.-Ch.-E. Deschamps]'."."De , 523, e bibliofiel Jacques-Charles Brunet (1780-1867) schreef met deze 'manuel' een bibliografisch handboek dat lang beschouwd is 'as a standard necessary to all in any way connected with bibliography, and is of itself a model of bibliography' (Bigmore & Wyman). Dit was ook de mening van Frederik Muller, op wie dit werk een sterke invloed heeft uitgeoefend. De eerste druk verscheen in 1809, dit is de laatste en meest uitgebreide druk. De derde druk (1821) in vier banden, is eveneens leverbaar (euro 150 )."

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat A.G. VAN DER STEUR]
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        Antiquities of Great Britian, A series of Illustrations by Hearne and Byrne.

      London: T. Hearne and W. Byrne, n.d. [c.1780].. ORIGINAL ENGRAVED PLATES. Oblong, 280x375mm. 81 of 85 copper plates, engraved by William Byrne and John Landseer from original illustrations by Thomas Hearne. in original publisher's green card covers with dark green cloth spine and gilt titles to black label on front cover. Yellow coated endpapers. An incomplete collection of fine copper engraved plates, with four plates missing. These missing plates may include scenes from Wallingford Bridge, Windsor and Reading. With library bookplates and laminated barcode to endpapers, as well as stamps to first and last plates. Disbound with covers in a poor state. Fair overall. A series of engravings of notable picturesque ruins, including castles and abbeys, from all around Great Britain. Most plates date from the 1770's or 1780's.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        A tour in Ireland; with general observations on the present state of that Kingdom: made in the years 1776, 1777, and 1778. And brought down to the end of 1779.

      London: T. Cadell; and J. Dodsley. 1780. 4to., engraved frontispiece and engraved plate facing p.1 of text, (4) + xi + (5) + 384 + 168 + 4pp., contemporary half russia over marbled boards, rebacked to match, the spine gilt and lettered in the compartments. A very good copy indeed with the 19th century armorial bookplate of the Ruggles-Brise family at Spains Hall> near Finchingfield in Essex. First edition. Goldsmiths 11970. Kress B.340. 'By 1776 Young felt he needed a new field of interest, and he decided on a visit to Ireland, a project he had been thinking of for some time. Armed with letters of introduction, he travelled widely, returning home in October of that year ‘without a shilling' (Autobiography, 81–2). However, by the following summer he was able to return in the capacity of resident agent to Lord Kingsborough, with responsibility for supervising a huge estate at Michelstown to the north of Cork. He now gave up Bradmore Farm, but his new career proved to be short-lived. He was at Michelstown for only a year, although in that time he set on foot ambitious improvements to the estate. The cause of his leaving the post so quickly is obscure, but he returned to Bradfield on 1 January 1779 to work on his A Tour in Ireland> with an annuity of £72 a year in lieu of his arrears of salary. The book appeared in 1780, was well received at the time, and has since become a valuable source as one of the few accounts of conditions in Ireland at this time. Among other subjects Young had much to say on commercial policy and the activities of the Dublin Society; and in addition Young attacked the practice of subletting land to middlemen and made some interesting observations on the living conditions of the poor.' [G.E. Mingay in ODNB].

      [Bookseller: John Drury Rare Books]
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        The Works Of Lucian, From The Greek

      London: T. Cadell, 1780. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Title Page Portraits Of Lucian, By Isaac Taylor. 1st Printing Xx, 480, 588 Pp. Original Quarter Calf Over Marbled Boards, 5 Bands, Spines Elaborately Gilt But Re-Backed With Remains Of Original Heavily Gilt Spines. All Edges Of Page Block Colored Red. Elaborately Marbled Multicolor Endpapers (Also Apparently Original As They Match The Worn And Faded Marbled Boards). Both Volumes With Elaborate Bookplates And Also Handwritten Name (Signatures?) Of Paul Panton, Esq., Who Is Named In The List Of Subscribers At The Beginning Of Volume I. Bindings Worn Except For Professional Re-Backing Material, Hinges Tight, Contents Fine, Immaculate And Square. This First Edition Is Rare; Worldcat Shows Only Three Institutional Holdings, Two In Uk, One In Canada; All Copies Of This 1780 First Printing May Have Been Subscribers' Copies.

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books]
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        Schloß Rheinsberg ('Prospect der Haupt Strasse und der beeden befestigten Pläzen in dem Königl. Prinz Heinrichischen Schloss Rheinsberg').

      - altkolorierter Kupferstich v. Jean Benoit Winckler n. Eckel b. Akademische Kunsthandlung in Augsburg, um 1780, 29,5 x 40,5 (Guckkastenblatt - optical view - vue d'optique - veduta d'ottica)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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        Schloß ('Prospect des Churfürstl. Schloß zu Mannheim').

      - altkolorierter Kupferstich v. Georg Matthäus Probst b. Georg Balthasar Probst in Augsburg, um 1780, 31,5 x 41,5 Schefold, Alte Ansichten aus Baden, Nr. 30350; Kapff, Guckkastenbilder aus dem Augsburger Verlag von Georg Balthasar Probst, 1732-1801, Nr. K 67. - Axsialer Prospekt des Ehrenhofs des Schlosses aus erhöhtem Standpunkt mit gleichmäßig im Raum verteilter Staffage von Kutschen, Reitern, Soldatengruppen und Volk. - In dem weiträumigen Schloß sind heute Teile der Universität untergeracht. - Perfekter Zustand! (Guckkastenblatt - optical view - vue d'optique - veduta d'ottica).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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        A Sexagesimal Table, exhibiting, at Sight, the Result of any Proportion, where the Terms do not exceed Sixty Minutes. Also Tables of the Equation of Second Difference, and Tables for turning the lower Denominations of English Money, Weights, and Measures, into Sexagesimals of the higher, and vice versâ. And the Sexagesimal Table turned into seconds as far as the 1000th column, Being a very useful Millesimal Table of proportional Parts. With Precepts and Examples. Useful for Astronomers, Mathematicians, Navigators, and Persons in Trade ... Published by order of the Commissioners of Longitude.

      

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        Lettre autographe : « Je vous demande avec la plus vive instance de me faire prendre l'air. »

      s.n. 1780 - - s.n., s.l. 17 août 1780, 10x16cm, 2 pages sur un feuillet. - « Qu'on punisse tant qu'on voudra, mais qu'on ne me tue pas : je ne l'ai pas mérité [.] Ah ! si l'on pouvait lire au fond de mon cœur, voir tout ce qu'elle y opère cette conduite-là, je crois qu'on renoncerait à l'employer ! » Lettre autographe du Marquis de Sade adressée à sa femme. Un feuillet recto verso rédigé d'une écriture fine et serrée. Elle porte en tête la date partielle « ce jeudi 17 ». Deux infimes traces de pliures. La fin de la lettre a été mutilée à l'époque, probablement par l'administration carcérale qui détruisait les passages licencieux de la correspondance du Marquis. Ainsi, quelques mois plus tard, en mars 1781 sa femme lui écrit : « Tu devrais bien, mon tendre ami, réformer ton style pour que tes lettres puissent me parvenir dans leur entier. Si tu dis des vérités, cela offense, aigrit contre toi. Si tu dis des faussetés, on dit : voilà un homme incorrigible, toujours avec la même tête qui fermente, ingrat, faux, etc. Dans tous les cas, ton style ne peut que te nuire. Ainsi réforme-le. ». La lettre été retrouvée telle quelle lors de l'ouverture en 1948 de la malle du Marquis conservée scellée par la famille depuis 1814 et est publiée sous cette forme amputée dans la correspondance du Marquis de Sade. Provenance : archives de la famille. Cette lettre a été rédigée le 17 août 1780, durant l'incarcération du Marquis à la prison de Vincennes. Suite à une énième altercation avec son geôlier, les promenades lui sont interdites depuis le 27 juin et ne lui seront rendues que le 9 mars de l'année suivante. La suppression des sorties affecte très fortement la santé physique et mentale du Marquis qui ne cesse de réclamer à Renée-Pélagie leur rapide rétablissement : « Je vous demande avec la plus vive instance de me faire prendre l'air : je n'y peux plus absolument tenir. » Les souffrances engendrées par ces privations sont prétexte à la mise en place d'une mécanique de culpabilité et de chantage avec sa femme : « Voilà trois jours que j'ai eu des étourdissements affreux, avec le sang qui me porte à la tête à un tel point que je ne sais comment je ne suis pas tombé sur le carreau. Quelqu'un de ces jours, on m'y trouvera mort, et vous en serez responsable, après vous avoir averti comme je le fais et vous avoir demandé les secours dont j'ai besoin pour y obvier. » Le Marquis fait ici intentionnellement jouer la corde sensible de Renée-Pélagie, mettant à rude épreuve ses valeurs chrétiennes et lui assignant le rôle de grande inquisitrice : « Vous pouvez me faire accorder ce que je demande, tout en conservant à votre signal la même force ». On observe, comme dans la lettre de Tancrède, une nouvelle apparition du « signal », qui recouvre ici une toute autre sémantique encore. Composante essentielle de la pensée carcérale du Marquis, ce langage codé comme les interprétations fantasmées des lettres de ses correspondants, alimentent les hypothèses des chercheurs, philosophes, mathématiciens. et poètes biographes. Ainsi Gilbert Lely estime que, loin d'être le symptôme d'une psychose, le recours aux signaux est une « réaction de défense de son psychisme, une lutte inconsciente contre le désespoir où sa raison aurait pu sombrer, sans le secours d'un tel dérivatif ». Absentes de la correspondance durant ses onze années de liberté, ces strates sémantiques sibyllines, « véritable défi à la perspicacité sémiologique » (Lever p.637), réapparaitront dans son journal de Charenton. Cette lettre est d'ailleurs l'occasion pour le Marquis de déployer son panel rhétorique, faisant s'affronter au sein d'une même phrase les antonymes sadiques. « Plaisir » rime ainsi avec « abominable », « cimetière » et « jardin » se superposent, « je souffre » se conjugue comme « je jouis » et la « douceur » côtoie la « noirceur ». La pratique maîtrisée de cet exercice d'éloquence épouse le fond de la pensée sadienne : la souffrance et le plaisir sont intimement mêlés, simultanément subis, infli [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Lettre autographe : « Je vous demande avec la plus vive instance de me faire prendre l'air... »

      Unsigned handwritten letter autograph, written in a fine writing on two pages addressed to Madame Sade and dated "Thursday 17".Two minute traces of folds. s.n. s.l. 17 août 1780 10x16cm 2 pages sur un feuillet

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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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 - 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ELEMENTOS DE MATEMATICA : TOMO IV.DINÁMICA

      - 1780 Joachin Ibarra, Madrid Tomo IV. Il. en b/n 20 lam. desplegables. XLIV+534 p. 24x17 cm. Enc. plena piel. Poco fatigado y algunas manchas de óxido. Inscripción del anterior propietario. Para ver o recibir fotografías de los libros puede ir a nuestra web. (centros de gravedad, estática, movimiento compuesto, rozamiento) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Costa LLibreter]
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        The Burgomaster'.

      - Schabkunstblatt v. James Watson n. A. van Ostade, um 1780, 35 x 25,5

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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        Neue und durch die Erfahrung vollkommen bestätigte Anweisung, wie die von einem Schlagfluß gelähmte Kranke vermittelst der Electricität sicher und vollkommen geheilet werden können.

      Augsburg Kletts Witwe und Frank 1780 - (17 x 10 cm). 251 (2) S. Mit 4 gefalteten Kupfertafeln. Halblederband der Zeit mit Blindprägungen. Erste deutsche Ausgabe dieses bemerkenswerten und frühen Werks zur Behandlung von Schlaganfällen durch Schocktherapie. - Der Band beschreibt die elektrischen Einrichtungen, die Behandlung der verschiedenen Körperteile, Regeln für die Anwendung der Elektrizität, einige Fallbeispiele und Bezeugungen sowie verschiedene Beweise und Widerlegungen. Die Kupfer zeigen Elektrisiermaschinen und ihre Anwendung auf kranke Körperteile sowie die Patienten bei der Behandlung. - Alter Namensstempel auf Titel. Vereinzelt leicht stockfleckig. Vorsätze und Einband mit leichten Wurmspuren, sonst gut erhalten. - Blake 400; vgl. Ronalds 450 und The Bakken 103 (beide frz. EA) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Gerhard Gruber]
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        Letters on Iceland: Containing Observations on the Civil, Literary, Ecclestiastical, and Natural History; Antiquities, Volcanos, Basaltes, Hot Springs; Customs, Dress, Manners of the Inhabitants, &c. &c. ... To Which are Added the Letters of Dr. Ihre and Dr. Bach to the Author, Concerning the Edda and the Elephantiasis of Iceland.

      

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        A Sexagesimal Table, exhibiting, at Sight, the Result of any Proportion, where the Terms do not exceed Sixty Minutes. Also Tables of the Equation of Second Difference, and Tables for turning the lower Denominations of English Money, Weights, and Measures, into Sexagesimals of the higher, and vice versâ. And the Sexagesimal Table turned into seconds as far as the 1000th column, Being a very useful Millesimal Table of proportional Parts. With Precepts and Examples. Useful for Astronomers, Mathematicians, Navigators, and Persons in Trade . Published by order of the Commissioners of Longitude.

      - London, printed by William Richardson, in the Strand, Printer, and sold by C. Nourse, in the Strand, and Mess. Mount and Page, on Tower-Hill, Booksellers to the said Commissioners, 1780. 4to. Recent half-calf over marbled boards, spine with gilt-stamped morocco lettering-piece; pp. xlv, [3], 316, folding table; apart from very sporadic light spotting, and expertly repaired short marginal tear to gutter of title, a very good and clean copy. First edition. Taylor was a computer for the Nautical Almanac, and produced 'the largest sexagesimal table ever issued' (Sotheran's Price Current of Literature, issue 770 (c. 1922), no. 1259, price 14s). He worked successfully as a freelance computer, gaining over £4000 from his table computations. His Sexagesimal Tables proved to be highly useful to astronomers and surveyors. Maskelyne had spotted Taylor's talent, completed and published his work on logarithms, sines and tangents after his death in 1789. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd]
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        Letters on Iceland: Containing Observations on the Civil, Literary, Ecclestiastical, and Natural History; Antiquities, Volcanos, Basaltes, Hot Springs; Customs, Dress, Manners of the Inhabitants, &c. &c. . To Which are Added the Letters of Dr. Ihre and Dr. Bach to the Author, Concerning the Edda and the Elephantiasis of Iceland.

      - London, W. Richardson for J. Robson, 1780. 8vo. Contemporary full tree calf, spine ornamented in glit and with two gilt-stamped red lettering-pieces; pp. xxvi, 400, with engraved frontispiece and folding engraved map (one short closed marginal tear); hinges a little worn, front hinge weakened, offsetting from frontispiece to title, last leaf with small repaired portion at inner margin, very occasionally minor spotting or browning; provenance: from Lord Palmerston's library in his town house in Hanover Square with his armorial engraved bookplate inside front cover. Henry John Temple, third Viscount Palmerston (1784â€"1865) was an influential politician, twice prime minister and notorious womanizer. First English edition. Von Troil was Chaplain to the Swedish King. As his opening letter explains, Joseph Banks and Solander had been preparing to accompany Captain James Cook on his second voyage, but were forced to withdraw. The team that had been assembled in expectation of joining Cook therefore sailed instead to Iceland. Troil's letters contain details of the expedition's observations on Hecla and other volcanoes, geysers, Icelandic culture and related matters. According to a letter published in the French edition of this work, the English translation was made from the 1779 German edition by the daughter of Johann Forster, Cook's principal naturalist on his second voyage. Fiske Collection IcC9T839; Cox I.185. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        L'art des armes simplifie Fencing familiarized: or a new treatise on the Art of the Small Sword

      London: Printed for John Bell, 1780. [4], vii, [6], x-xlvii, [1], 205pp, [1]. With 14 engraved folding plates. Parallel French and English text. Contemporary speckled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt, recently rebacked with contemporary spine laid-down. A trifle rubbed and marked. Ink annotation to title, lightly foxed. The revised edition of this treatise on the art of fencing, first printed in 1771, by master of the small sword, Jean Olivier, whose successful school in St. Dunstan's Court, Fleet Street led him to be considered one of the finest instructors in the city. ESTC T135608.. New edition. 8vo.

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        The Voyage To New Guinea, And The Moluccas From Balambangan: Including An Account Of Magindano, Sooloo, And Other Islands, ¿ Belonging To The Honourable East India Company, During The Years, 1774, 1775 And 1776¿ To Which Is Added A Vocabularly Of The Magindano Tongue

      G. Scott, London 1780 - 4to. 2nd edition. Pp. xxiii, 412. Frontispiece portrait & 31 plans and maps (some roughly folded with browning and offsetting). Margins trimmed. 19th century half roan. A good complete working copy previously owned by Sir H. L. Smith- Dorrien governor and patron of the Gibraltar Garrison library. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Anah Dunsheath RareBooks ABA ANZAAB ILAB]
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        Enveloppe rédigée de la main du Marquis de Sade

      Three envelopes written in the hand of the Marquis de Sade.- The first, partly preserved since used his back as a draft calculation is addressed to Mademoiselle de Rousset, one of his mistresses. wax seal remains and postmark.- The second is an envelope to the President of Montreuil, his stepmother. red wax back sealing the sides of the envelope.- The last was for Madame de Sade. red wax back sealing the sides of the envelope. Paris s.d. (circa 1780) 11,5x9cm une enveloppe

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        Arabie. Mer Rouge, et Golfe Persique

      (Paris, ca. 1780). - Hand-coloured engraved map (365 x 260 mm). Detailed map of Saudi Arabia, the Red Sea, Persian Gulf, etc. Rigobert Bonne was the Official Hydrographer to the French Depot De La Marine. - In good condition. Not in Tibbetts, Al Ankary and Al-Qasimi.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Hawaiian national bibliography 1780-1900.Honolulu, University of Hawai'i Press; Sydney, Hordern House, 1999-2003. 4 volumes. 4to. Original publisher's red half morocco, gold-tooled spines.

      The standard reference work on Hawaii, number 22 of 50 copies of an issue specially bound for Hordern House and signed by the author. "The Hawaiian National Bibliography is intended to be a comprehensive, annotated record of all printed works on some aspect of the political, religious, social, cultural, and scientific history of the Hawaiian Islands from 1780 to 1900. That is, from the first printed notice mentioning the Islands in a German periodical of January 10, 1780, tot the beginning of the twentieth century" (preface). In fine condition.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat FORUM BV]
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        Traité de perspective à l'usage des artistes, par Alexandre Sobro, Peintre et Architecte, augmenté par Chomot, architecte.

      Chez le Citoyen Jean, s.d. (ca 1780)., Paris, - 8 pp. ; 62 pl ; 14 pl. Exemplaire bien complet de ses 76 (62 +14) planches gravées et de son titre frontispice. Ouvrage très rare. Livres Légers manques angulaires de papier en marge des 16 dernières planches, sans aucune incidence sur les gravures, sinon bel exemplaire, de toute rareté. Cartonnage moderne plein papier à dos carré, pièce de titre de cuir marron sur le dos. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie l'Art et la Manière]
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        Opere del Signor Abate Pietro Metastasio

      Parigi ( Paris ): Vedova Herissant 1780 - 1782. 12 volumes, fine engraved portrait frontispiece of the author by Gaucher after Steiner and 37 plates by Prevost, Martini and Delvaux after Cochin, Moreau and Cipriani, occasional spotting, engraved armorial bookplates of Sir John Dick, Bt., contemporary speckled calf, gilt spines in compartments and with red and olive morocco labels, vol.1 central split to backstrip, a few joints split, but holding firm, some chipping, corners worn, rubbed, [Cohen-de Ricci 706] 'Edition de luxe avec des illustrations d'une grande beaute' (Cohen-de Ricci). . Very Good. Full Speckled Calf. 1780. 8vo..

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        [NEW ZEALAND] Autograph letter signed by Robert Torrens, to Benjamin Hawes M.P., 1847

      Autograph letter signed by the political economist Robert Torrens (1780-1864). Single sheet, 180 x 105 mm. 7 Sloane Street, 1 April 1847; to Benjamin Hawes M.P. (under-secretary of state for the Colonies), explaining that enclosed is a copy of 'the scheme for Emigration devised by Mr. Edward Gibbon Wakefield and Mr. Godley. I beg to state that I have had no participation in this concoction.' Signed R. Torrens. Edward Gibbon Wakefield (1796-1862) had been instrumental in setting up the New Zealand Association (1837), later known as the New Zealand Company, which was intended to organise and oversee English colonisation of various settlements in New Zealand. Wakefield invited John Robert Godley (1814-1861) to lead the settlement of a new colony in New Zealand which was to follow the teachings of the Church of England, and to this end the Canterbury Association was formed in 1848 (the result of the scheme for emigration alluded to in this letter). Captain Joseph Thomas was chosen to negotiate a purchase of land from the New Zealand Company and the new settlement was named Christ Church. Godley arrived in April 1850 in order to prepare the site for the first settlers, who arrived at Lyttelton in a fleet of four ships in December of that year. Godley returned to England at the end of 1852, but his contribution to civic planning was crucial in this early period, and he is recognised as the founder of Canterbury. Robert Torrens had published in 1835 the work Colonization of South Australia and was the major force behind the structuring of the settlement of that colony. His ideas had, however, brought South Australia close to financial disaster by the early 1840s. Torrens and Edward Gibbon Wakefield were bitter opponents in the political arena, their views on emigration to the colonies differing markedly, as the wording of Torrens’ letter boldly illustrates. Pre-dating as it does the formation of the Canterbury Association, this manuscript document relates to the most embryonic phase of the foundation of Christchurch.

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        Essais sur l'Espagne faits en 1777 et 1778 ; où l'on traite des moeurs, du caractere, des monuments, du commerce, du théatre, & des tribunaux particuliers à ce royaume

      S.n. 1780 - - S.n., Geneve 1780, In-8 (13x20cm), 3 volumes reliés. - Edition originale, rare. Reliures en plein veau blond moucheté d'époque. Dos lisse orné, roulettes en queues et têtes. Pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge. Un petit manque en tête du tome II. Traces de frottements. Un coin émoussé. Une trace de mouillure sur un plat, une épidermure. Bel exemplaire, particulièrement frais. Récit de voyage en Espagne qui se caractérise par son exactitude et ses nombreuses descriptions des monuments, son étude des moeurs et son intérêt étendu pour la jurisprudence, la littéarture, le théâtre, les costumes, le commerce. Selon Quérard les détails de ce voyage "étant d'une fidélité parfaite, [ils]ont servi de guide aux dessinateurs employés à la confection du Voyage pittoresque en Espagne". Richard Ford considère l'ouvrage comme "Un travail admirable, et l'un des plus corrects." En outre, c'est une des première relations de l'Andalousie et de Grenade dont la découverte fut très tardive pour les européens. L'auteur entre en Espagne par la Catalogne, visite Barcelone, Morviedre, Valence, Alicante, Murcie, Carthagene, Grenade, Cadix, Seville, Tolède, Madrid. Ex-libris aux armes du XIXe : Bibliothèque du château de Menneval. Devise : Nil sine labore. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] first edition, rare. Bindings in full veal blond speckled vintage. Smooth ornate back, wheels in tails and heads. Title and tomato pieces in red morocco. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Brundusium

      Londra 1780 - Veduta della città antica pubblicata a Londra alla fine del XVIII secolo. Incisione in rame, lieve piega di carta, in buono stato di conservazione. Rara. Dimensioni 410 350mm

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        Dominici Cyrilli in Neap. Lyceo Theor. Medic. Profes. Soc. Med. Parif. Phystogr. Lund. Lit. Ital. Et Botan. Florent. Soc. De Essentialibus nonnullarum Plantarum Characteribus Commentarius. Altro testo inserito nel volume: Nosologiae Methodicae rudimenta Auctore Dominico Cyrillo Philosophiae, et medicinae Professore

      Neapoli 1780-1784, NAPOLI - LATINO Volume della seconda metà del '700 contenente due tomi dello stesso autore, in 8°, stato discreto, coperta rigida in pergamena, sul dorso titolo manoscritto, alcuni segni del tempo, fioritura sparsa, tagli bruniti, pagine ben conservate. Su foglio di guardia lunga scritta in bella grafia, piccola porzione di foglio tagliata. Frontespizio con delicata marca tipografica incisa in nero. Tra i due scritti IV tavole, fuori formato e testo, a carattere botanico, con 15 figure incise in nero. Presenta indice, segnatura dei fascicoli e richiami. La libreria offre per un periodo limitato uno sconto del 20% su tutti i suoi libri. Il prezzo originale dell'articolo era 999,00 euro.

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        The Poetical and Dramatic Works of Oliver Goldsmith, M.B.

      Goldney. Very Good. 1780. B0042P8JSO Very Good. (Binding: Hardcover, Jacket: No Jacket) Full Gilt embossed leather. 19 cm, 120, 271 pages. Tree leather with elaborate gilt stamping on the spine. First collected edition of Oliver Goldsmith printed by H. Goldney for Rivington, Carnan and Newbery in St. Paul's church-yard, Lowndes and Kearsley in Fleet-Street and Cadell and Evans in the Strand. Very good condition full leather with marbled endpapers and elaborate gilt spines. . B0042P8JSO .

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        Delle eccellenze e grandezze della nazione fiorentina.

      Firenze, nella stamperia Vanni e Tofani, 1780. In-8°; CVII pp., 126 pp. (i.e. 116) pp., 19 tavv. fuori testo, con numerazione irregolare, stampate a colori (compresi il ritratto dell'autore e la dedica a Vieri de Cerchi, spesso assenti). Legatura del tempo in mezza pelle, titolo e filetti in oro al dorso. Ex libris a stampa al risguardo anteriore (Federigo Marsili Libelli). Bell'esemplare. Prima edizione di uno dei pochi libri stampati a colori a Firenze nel Settecento. Come sottolinea ICCU, di questa edizione esistono diverse varianti, che differiscono tra loro per il numero e la disposizione delle tavole. Le illustrazioni - incise in verde, blu, marrone, rosso - raffigurano perlopiù stemmi nobiliari, bandiere, gonfaloni delle famiglie fiorentine, e alcune belle immagini di carri militari e sacri. Il testo è uno studio sulla storia delle famiglie nobili di Firenze dal 1340 al 1400. Moreni II, p. 350. Bigazzi 6164. Melzi I, p. 340. Olschki, Choix, 776.

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        La Georgica tradotta in ottava rima dal Sig. Conte Lorenzo Tornieri nobile vicentino. Dedicata al Nobil Sig. Conte Agostino Negri.

      per Francesco Modena,, in Vicenza, 1780 - Cm. 26, pp. (2) 168 (4). Vignetta al centro del frontespizio con blasone del dedicatario, il Conte Agostino Negri. Quattro belle tavole f.t. incise in rame da Cristoforo Dall'Acqua. Legatura coeva in cart. alla rustica con dorso anticamete ricoperto in pergamena. Titoli ms. Una piccola gora chiara limitata a poche carte preliminari, peraltro esemplare particolarmente genuino e marginoso (a fogli chiusi) e stampato su carta forte. Elegante edizione vicentina del volgarizzamento del Tornieri (1751-1834) delle "Georgiche", inclusa dal Morazzoni nel suo repertorio sui figurati veneziani del '700, ancorché impressa a Vicenza. Morazzoni, p. 171: "C. Dall’Acqua è a disposizione degli stampatori F. Modena e Turra di Vicenza e prepara loro tavole, testate e finali, che per il concorso di D. Rossi e A. Vecchia possono essere citati come documento della penetrazione neoclassica nel Veneto. I libri di questi due stampatori, parchi di testate e amanti delle tavole a piene pagine, molto si avvicinano a quelli del veneziano Palese: si vegga la Georgica di Virgilio tradotta da Lorenzo Nieri [sic]". Mambelli, 964. Gamba, 2497. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Memorie istorico-critiche della Vita, Miracoli, e Traslazione del B. Benvenuto da Gubbio, Laico Francescano: Special Protettore della Terra d'Iliceto raccolte, ed illustrate dal P. D. Antonio Maria Tannoja, Sacerdote Secolare della Congregazione del SS. Redentore.

      Nella Stamperia de' Fratelli di Paci - Napoli. ITALIANO 0,48 Volume della seconda metà del '700 in 4°, contenente due tomi, stato discreto, coperta rigida in pergamena, sul dorso, brunito, cornice e caratteri incisi in oro, evidenti segni del tempo, scritte su piatto anteriore, tagli bruniti, fioritura sparsa, pagine ben conservate con marginalia, tranne fogli di guardia e frontespizio con tassello di carta mancante, alcune pagine con becca, molte con macchia d'umidità sul margine concavo. Magnifica antiporta incisa in nero, fuori testo, dello scultore Secondo Bianchi, Napoli 1780. Su frontespizi elegante marca tipografica incisa in nero, quello della Parte Prima presenta caratteri bicolori, rossi e neri. Con lettera dedicatoria, segnatura dei fascicoli e richiami. Testatine, capilettera e finalini incisi in nero ne arricchiscono la veste tipografica. Parte Prima e Parte Seconda. USATO

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        Mappa Paraquariae

      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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        A Representation of the Interview between Commodore Byron & the Patagonians

      An unsigned late-eighteenth-century watercolour of one of the most fascinating subjects in the history of eighteenth-century voyages: Commodore Byron's meeting with the supposed "giants" of Patagonia. The legend of the strikingly tall Patagonians has its origins in Magellan's voyage in the 1520s. According to Pigafetta's account, Magellan encountered a race of giants whom he referred to as "Patagons" because of their large feet. Hence the southern tip of South America came to be known as Patagonia. Further sixteenth-century reports of the giant Patagonians came from Francis Fletcher, the chaplain serving with Sir Francis Drake, and from Anthonie Knivet, who had sailed with Sir Thomas Cavendish, who claimed to have seen dead bodies in Patagonia measuring 'over twelve feet in length'. In the early-eighteenth century Captains Harrington and Carmen in 1704 both corroborated the story. The story gained popular currency after the return of Byron's ship Dolphin from her circumnavigation. While the ship lay in dock, a rumour leaked out that the crew had encountered a tribe of 'nine-foot giants' in Patagonia in 1764. The account of Byron's meeting with the giants first appeared in print on 9 May 1766 in the Gentleman's Magazine, and was followed by other newspaper reports. Byron's own account, with its well-known engraved frontispiece of European officers standing waist-high to enormous Patagonians, was published in 1766. As Bernard Smith points out, Byron did not have the luxury of an artist on board the Dolphin to record this meeting. Instead it was left to an artist in London to furnish the illustration from Byron's description of events: 'one of them, who afterwards appeared to be a Chief, came towards me: he was of a gigantic stature, and seemed to realize the tales of monsters in a human shape...'. Yet despite the presence of skilled artists and observers on the Endeavour voyage of 1764, which put the height of male Patagonians at between 'five feet eight inches to five feet ten inches', the myth persisted. This was in large part due to Hawkesworth's combined narrative of the voyages of Byron, Cook and others published in 1773, which concluded that the giants did indeed exist. An engraved plate depicting the "interview" with Byron shows the Patagonians towering head and shoulders above the Englishmen. This is an interesting contemporary watercolour version of the giants, based on the engraving from Hawkesworth. The popular myth of the Patagonians continued to loom large in the public imagination and as a topic for furious philosophical debate. It was emblematic of the excitement of discovery of the New World and its strange inhabitants. An extensive discussion of the Patagonian Giants myth by the late Helen Wallis appears in Gallagher, R., ed., Byron's Journal of his Circumnavigation 1764-1766, Hakluyt Society, 1964. For the Patagonian Giants question in general, see Helen Wallis's article "The Patagonian Giants", Appendix 1, 185-96, in Robert E. Gallagher (ed.), Byron's Journal of his Circumnavigation 1764-1766 (Hakluyt Society, 1964). A good summary of the literary aspects of the myth is to be found at Princeton University's Department of English site web.princeton.edu/sites/english/eng321/Patago.htm.

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        A NARRATIVE OF THE INDIAN WARS IN NEW ENGLAND, from the First Planting thereof in the Year 1607, to the year 1677: Containing a Relation of the Occasion, Rise, and Progress of the War with the Indians, in the Southern, Western and Eastern and Northern...

      Norwich: Printed by John Trumbull, 1780. 228 pages of text. The original blue paper wrappers (binding) are bound with the complete text in full green morocco leather (circa 1930), which is lightly worn. The page edges are sligthly trimmed. Several pages have minor soiling to the edges, and/or contain minor foxing. Howes H756; Sabin 33447 [variant]. 18th Century editions of this title are uncommon. No date of publication stated, but the preface is dated 1777.. Early edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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        Plano de la Ciudad de los Reyes, o Lima Capital del Reino de Peru

      Magnificent manuscript cartographic rendering of Lima, executed in pen and ink, with absolutely contemporary wash color; comprises the entire city, as well as the outskirts, allowing a clear view of the appearance of the city in the 18th century. Although undated, we can establish it´s date in the later decades of the 18th century, both for it´s maker and his participation in the towers of the Cathedral of Lima. North is oriented to the upper left. A numbered key identifies 70 locations within the walled city (churches, hospitals, chapels, the bridge, parishes); a further numbered key points out 14 additional locations (gates, and locations outside the city). Cartographically, the map resembles the one printed by Jacques Nicolas Bellin, however this is far superior, clearly having made use of more updated sources of information. Martorell (d. 1835 - Lima) was born in Catalonia, although he apparently spent most of his life in Peru: first under Spanish rule, and later during the Republic. As an architect, he can be defined as a neoclassicist. Amongst his most illustrious legacies are the Towers of the Cathedral of Lima. "Identica trascendencia tuvieron las torres (c. 1796 - 1800) para la arquitectura local, previa modificacion del aspecto que inicialmente les habia otorgado Martorell" (Kusunoki Rodriguez, Entre Roma clasica y Jerusalen santa: utopias urbanas en Lima ilustrada). Martorell can be named amongst the great architects active in Lima by the second half of the 18th century and beginnings of the 19th. Most of his works are not yet identified, as pointed by San Cristobal "Habrá que investigar en lo sucesivo más ampliamente cuales fueron las obras ejecutadas por Martorell. No aparece mencionado por el Diccionario de Mendiburu". Vargas Ugarte mentions him as having participated in the towers of the Cathedral of Arequipa as well. San Cristobal, Antonio, "Ignacio Martorell y las Torres de la Catedral de Lima", Historica, Vol. XIX, N 2 (1995).

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        A NARRATIVE OF THE INDIAN WARS IN NEW ENGLAND, from the First Planting thereof in the Year 1607, to the year 1677: Containing a Relation of the Occasion, Rise, and Progress of the War with the Indians, in the Southern, Western and Eastern and Northern...

      Norwich: Printed by John Trumbull, 1780. 228 pages of text. The original blue paper wrappers (binding) are bound with the complete text in full green morocco leather (circa 1930), which is lightly worn. The page edges are sligthly trimmed. Several pages have minor soiling to the edges, and/or contain minor foxing. Howes H756; Sabin 33447 [variant]. 18th Century editions of this title are uncommon. No date of publication stated, but the preface is dated 1777.. Early edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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        A Series of Adventures in the Course of a Voyage up the Red-Sea, on the Coasts of Arabia and Egypt; and of a route through the desarts of Thesbais, hither to unknown to the European traveler, in the year MDCCLXXVII in letters to a lady.

      Printed for J. Dodsley, Pall-Mall, 1780., London: - 4to. xv, [1], 400, [2 blank] pp. Half-title, errata, 3 engraved plates (facing pp. 11, 49, 237), and 3 folding engraved maps (facing pp. 69, 291, 355); foxed throughout. Original gilt-stamped calf with black spine label; worn, upper joint reinforced with Kozo. Several ownership ink signatures of Bishop Norton, including on title. Very good. FIRST EDITION. The Critical Review reports regarding Irwin and this work, "The author seems to be an active and spirited young man, of good sense and understanding, with a tender and benevolent heart, who has performed the disagreeable task allotted him by his masters, the East India Company, with great zeal and intrepidity; met with many hair-breadth scapes, and braved innumerable dangers amongst a set of unlettered, barbarous, and perfidious savages, though dangerous and uncultivated desarts, hitherto unknown to the European traveler." – The Critical Review, v.49, 1780, ed. Tobias George Smollett, p. 405 [405-412]. The East India Company servant Eyles Irwin, born in Calcutta in 1751, was appointed to survey the Black Town in 1771 and "was made superintendent of the lands belonging to Madras . In 1776 he became caught up in the political storm that overtook the governor of Madras, George Pigot, who was placed in confinement by members of his own council. Irwin supported Pigot, and in August he was suspended from the company’s service. Early in 1777 he left India in order to seek redress in England. Irwin later published an account of his journey home, which was entitled ‘A series of adventures.’ In this he displayed his classical education and described his experiences and observations during the journey, which lasted eleven months . Irwin returned to India in 1780 as a senior merchant and his route was again overland, but this time via Aleppo, Baghdad, and the Persian Gulf" – ODNB. The author recounts his imprisonment in Yanbu, Arabia, and further voyage to Jeddah, as well as his adventures in Egypt, his journeys through the Peloponnese and Balkans as well as Persia. He includes an "Ode to the Persian Gulf", which extols the beauties of Bahrain. - In 1802, Irwin produced a musical play, "The Bedouins, or Arabs of the Desert: a Comic Opera in Three Acts," (1802), which played in Dublin for three nights. The second edition was also issued in 1780. A third edition, 1782, was expanded with an appendix. PROVENANCE: Signed "Isabella" and several signatures of "Bishop Norton, 1785". Under Norton’s signature is another notation "my grandfather " Blackmer 865; Tobias George Smollett, The Critical review, or, Annals of Literature, Volume 49, 1780, pp. 405-412. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        De Muzykonderwijzer of volledig onderwijs in de GRONDEN der MUZYK-KUNDE te Rotterdam bij Lukas Jakob Burgvliet.

      Rotterdam 1780 - A course in music, containing 18 lessons with musical scores. Height (cm): 22 Width (cm): 13,5 Thickness (cm): 4 , Illustrated 8VO Octavo 8vo 388PP 17 plates Contemporary Paper Back with Marmered Boards [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        A REPLY TO THE OBSERVATIONS OF LIEUT. GEN. SIR WILLIAM HOWE, ON A PAMPHLET, ENTITLED LETTERS TO A NOBLEMAN: IN WHICH HIS MISREPRESENTATIONS ARE DETECTED, AND THOSE LETTERS ARE SUPPORTED, BY A VARIETY OF NEW MATTER AND ARGUMENT. TO WHICH IS ADDED, AN APPENDIX, CONTAINING, I. A LETTER TO SIR WILLIAM HOWE UPON HIS STRICTURES ON MR. GALLOWAY'S PRIVATE CHARACTER. II. A LETTER FROM MR. KIRK TO SIR WILLIAM HOWE, AND HIS ANSWER. III. A LETTER FROM A COMMITTEE TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE CONGRESS, ON THE STATE OF THE REBEL ARMY, AT VALLEY FORGE, FOUND AMONG THE PAPERS OF HENRY LAURENS, ESQ. BY THE AUTHOR OF LETTERS TO A NOBLEMAN.

      London: 1780 - [4], 149, [2 publisher advts], [1 blank] pp. Modern paper over boards, printed title label on spine. Two blank corner chips, archival repair to gutter of title page. Else Fine. This is the first London edition. The first edition, which issued from New York in 1777, is exceedingly rare, as is the New York 1780. "Practically all copies of original edition destroyed by a New York mob" [Howes]. Galloway had been the civil administrator of Philadelphia during the winter of 1777-1778, serving under the orders of Howe, who had "found his services invaluable in the Philadelphia campaign" [DAB]. Upon its capture by American forces he fled to England, becoming "the spokesman of the American Loyalists" [id.] and attacking Howe for incompetence. Here he gives some unwelcome advice to Howe on how he could have won the War. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION. Howes G47aa. JCB European Americana 2640. Adams Controversy 80-35a. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Letter to the people of Laurencekirk, on occasion of presenting the King's Charter, by which that village is erected into a free and independent Burgh of Barony. To which are subjoined, an abridgement of two letters published by Sir Richard Cox*, containing an account of the establishment and progress of industry in his village near Corke in Ireland; - the Guardian, No.9; - and, the clause of erection of Laurencekirk into a Burgh of Barony.

      Edinburgh: printed by Murray and Cochran. Sold by J. Sibbald & Company and other booksellers. Published for the benefit of the village 1780 - 8vo., xi + (1) + 88pp., bound in plain mid-20th century cloth boards with printed spine label. A good copy. First edition: scarce. Not in Goldsmiths. An interesting attempt to 'improve' a Scottish village along the lines of a similar scheme in Ireland. Francis Garden, Lord Gardenstone (1721-1793), a senior Scottish judge who had distinguished himself in the celebrated Douglas cause, had 'purchased in 1762 the estate of Johnston at Laurencekirk, Kincardineshire, a parish bisected by the road from Edinburgh to Perth, and in 1765 began to build a new village, which so rapidly increased in size that in 1779 it achieved the status of a burgh of barony. By the time of his death it contained 500 houses with a population of several thousand. To encourage settlement, he offered land on very easy terms. He built an inn, founded a library and museum for the use of the villagers, and endeavoured to establish various industries based on the production of linen textiles. This philanthropy brought him into considerable debt, relieved when in 1785, on the death of his elder brother, Alexander, he succeeded to the family estates in Banffshire and Aberdeenshire, as well as to a large fortune.' [G.F.R. Baker, rev. Anita McConnell in ODNB]. Gardenstone's Letter to the people of Laurencekirk> was both a practical review of the scheme and his own philanthropic motivations as well as being a philosophical essay on the virtues of hard work and the rural life. 'Schemes to prevent poverty by promoting industry', the author writes, 'are much wiser and better than plans of any kind to raise funds for provision of the poor without distinction'. It seems not unreasonable to compare Gardenstone's Laurencekirk scheme with that of the Rev. William Hanbury at the village of Church Langton in Leicestershire at roughly the same time. * Sir Richard Cox (1702-1766) was an improving landlord with extensive estates in Co. Cork in Ireland. He was widely praised for promoting the manufacture of linen round Daumanway and published several works on economic development. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        18th-century ships at sea.

      [Augsburg, M. Engelbrecht, ca. 1780]. A complete set of six engraved and carefully hand-coloured card-backed prints (five with careful cutaways). Each 14 x 9 cm.= A peepshow with six cards which together form a view, from a harbour mouth towards the sea, with numerous sailing ships, of which at least several seem to be engaged in combat. Given the age and subject, we assume that this item has been produced by the Augsburg firm of M. Engelbrecht. The item is, however, not marked. Very slight rubbing to the edges, otherwise a very good, clean set. Rare.

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