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        La Pyrothecnie Pratique, ou Dialogues entre un Amateur des feux d'Artifice pour le Spectacle et un Jeune homme curieux de s'en instruire.

      Paris: L. Cellot, & Jombert fils jeune, 1780 First edition. 8vo (19,5 x 11,8 cm). xxviii, (2), 340 pp. Contemporary full calf. gilt-tooled spine with 5 raised bands, 5 gilt fleurons and a gilt-lettered red morocco label. Marbled endpapers and edges. Gilt-decorated board edges. Illustrated with 7 folding copper-engraved plates and 1 folding table. Rare early French work on a wide range of recreational fireworks. This work on pyrotechny is written in the form of 26 dialogues between the young Count of L(alaing) and his instructor , the "amateur" G(rignon). The work is divided into 4 parts and covers all aspects of preparing and producing fireworks and the different apparatuses to be used with them: fusées volantes, gerbes de feu, chandelles romaines, courantins, pots-à-feux, bombes and ballons, illuminations, galeries de feu, fontaines, soleils tournans &c. The text is accompanied by 7 folding copper-engraved plates with over 100 instructive figures. The explanation of these figures is supplied on pp. 330-339. With an index of the different dialogues. Very good antiquarian condition. Only the paper of the folding table, giving the composition and the dimensions of different fireworks, shows paper-related browning and furthermore a scratch on the front cover. But otherwise a complete, fresh, well-bound and well-kept copy with strong impressions of the plate-figures. For a full description and more images please visit www.zaalbooks.nl .

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        La gnomonique pratique ou l'art de tracer les cadrans solaires avec la plus grande précision, par les méthodes qui y sont les plus propres et le plus soigneusement choisies en faveur principalement de ceux qui sont peu ou point versés dans les mathématiques.

      Jombert 1780 - Paris Alexandre Jombert rue Dauphine 1780. 1 volume in 8 de XL, 510 pages, bien complet du frontispice, des 38 planches dépliantes et de la grande carte de france dépliante. Pleine reliure de l'époque, dos à nerfs orné pieces de titre de maroquin rouge, intérieur frias reliure solide mais coiffes manquantes et usures aux coins. Quelques défauts d'usage à la reliure, mais intérieurement bon exemplaire mériterait éventuellement une restauration des coiffes. Cachet Ex-libris Erwin Laude. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les rendez-vous du Palais-Royal.

      Orléans, Jean-Baptiste Letourmy, (vers 1780-1790). ____ Grande feuille imprimée sur bois ( 37 x 32 cm) et coloriée au pochoir, portant 9 vignettes de scènes galantes dans le haut-lieu du plaisir à Paris. Elle montre sur le mode humoristique, des robes, légendées : "retroussée", "au plaisir des dames", "au charme d'amour", "à la turque",... Orléans était au XVIIIe siècle le plus important centre d'imagerie populaire. "Lorsque l'on évoque l'imagerie populaire en France, le nom d'Epinal vient tout de suite à l'esprit. Mais bien avant l'émergence de cette ville et des autres centres de production d'imagerie de l'Est au XIXe siècle, Orléans tenait une place privilégiée dans cette histoire au XVIIIe siècle.» «Le bleu orléanais, particulièrement utilisé au XVIIIe siècle, est caractéristique de ce centre où le vert en revanche est utilisé avec parcimonie. Les rouges tirent davantage sur l'orange et les jaunes sont chauds tirant également sur l'orangé : peut-être uitilise-t-on le safran du Gâtinais comme en indiennerie ? Ceci confère une grande douceur et beaucoup de charme à la plupart des productions de Perdoux et Letourmy." (L'imagerie populaire d'Orléans, Musée des beaux-arts d'Orléans, 2005) Inutile d'insister sur la rareté de telles images aujourd'hui. Celle-ci est en excellent état à l'exception d'une réparation dans la marge blanche extérieure. *-------* Large wood engraved sheet, stencil-colored, from Orleans, the most important eighteenth century center for popular imagery. The Palais-Royal was then a high spot of pleasure in Paris. All these images are very rare today. . [380 x 320 mm] Collation :.

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        The dances of death, through the various stages of human life: wherein the capriciousness of that tyrant is exhibited in forty-six copper plates done from the original designs, which were cut in wood, and afterwards painted, by John Holbein, in the town house of Basil [...]. Etched by D. Deuchar.

      8, 1 Bl., 2 Kupfern (Portrait D. Deuchar frz. Titelkupfer (von Mechels Kupferstich von 1780, aber mit Duchars Namen u. der Jahreszahl 1786) als Fronti. bzw. Taf. I, Titelbl. (Portrait H. Holbein), 2 S. (Preface), 1 Kupfer (Creatio Mundi), 46 S. Text wechselnd mit 46 Kupfern. Zusätzlich: 1 Kupfer (Mortalium Nobilitas, 2-streifiger Kupferstich: Dolchscheiden-Totentanz., Ldr. d. Zeit gold.geprägt. m. Rückenschild., Blätter durchgängig fingerfleckig, Monogramm a. erstem Kupferstich a. Vs., Meist Abklatsch der Kupfern auf Textseite, ein Blatt am Steg minimal verstärkt. Die Kupfern manchmal etwas flach abgezogen. Ohne das Wappen des Todes. Die Bildunterschriften in den Kupfern in Latein, die erläuternden Texte engl./frz. - David Deuchar (1743 - 1808) kopierte recht unbeschwert die 30 Totentanzstiche von Wenzel Hollar (1607-1677), den jener nach Holbein neu gestochen hatte. Die dekorative Rahmen um die Kupferstiche nach Abraham van Diepenbeck (1596-1675,. - Massmann 57.

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        Neujahrsblatt der Music-Gesellschaft ab dem Music-Saal auf der Teutschen Schul in Zürich, Nr. 25/1737 - 1812 (die letzte erschienene Nr.) (ohne die Nr. 49/1761, Nr. 65/1777 und Nr. 67/1779 zus. 73 Nr.).

      8 bzw. Gr.8 (ab 1780 - 1804: Quer-8), meist 4 (tlw. bis 9) Bl., jeweils mit gestochener Taf. (tlw. auf erstem Bl. nach Johann Heinrich Freytag, J. R. Füssli oder J. R. Holzhalb), Noten, Lose, tlw. geleimte gefalzte Bögen, Tlw. staubrandig, tlw. min. stockfl. (vereinzelte Nr. stärker), tlw. etw. randrissig u. -knittrig allg. gutes Ex. - Ohne die Nr. 49, 65 und 67. Rohr, S. 86 f. - Die 1679 gegründete Gesellschaft, die sich vor allem mit geistlicher Musik beschäftigte, begann 1713 Neujahrsstücke herauszugeben, die bis 1812 erschienen sind. Darauf hat sich die Gesellschaft mit der Allgemeinen Musikgesellschaft vereinigt.

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        Schwytzer Chronica / Auss der grossen in ein hadbuechle zuosamen gezogen: in welcher nach der jarzal begriffen ist gemeiner loblicher Eydgnoschafft zeyt / harkummen / alte auch neüwe / besondere und gemeine thaaten unnd haendel / biss auff das jar Christi 1546. Darzuo auch verzeichnet sind dess Teütschen lands unnd Franckreychs / ec. namhaffte sachen / sampt der zeyt unnd regierung aller Roemischen Keiseren und Künigen / auch was gemeins in anderen Chronicken begriffen ist. Durch Johansen Stumpffen gestellt..

      8 (18 x 11 cm), 3 Bl., CCLXXXV S., 1 Bl., mit zahlreichen, teils mehrfach abgedruckten Textholzschnitten, Perg. des 17. Jhts. (Seiten etwas beschnitten, kein Textverlust), Eingeklebter handschriftlicher Besitzernotiz (von J. Martin Usteri, 1780). Etwas fingerfleckig, Buchblock am Kopf etwas wasserrändig. Umgearbeitete und verkleinerte Version der Chronik von Johannes Stumpf "Gemeiner loblicher Eydgnoschafft Stetten / Landen und Völckeren Chronick" von 1547/1548 (vgl. Barth 10344, unter "Abrisse, Schulbücher"). - So hab ich auss obbemelter meiner grosen Chronicken / ein kurtzvergriffnen ausszug und handbüchle zuosamen gezogen / darin nach ordenlicher jarzal...Johannes Stumpf (1500-1574) studierte an der Universität Heidelberg Theologie. 1520 arbeitete er in der bischöflichen Kanzlei in Speyer. In Freiburg im Breisgau wurde er in den Johanniterorden aufgenommen. Später erhielt er die Priesterweihe in Basel. 1522 wurde er Prior im Ritterhaus Bubikon im Zürcher Oberland und erhielt das Pfarramt der dortigen Kirchgemeinde. Schloss sich dem Reformator Huldrych Zwingli an. 1529 heiratete er die Tochter des Chronisten Heinrich Brennwald (1478-1551), dessen handschriftliche Unterlagen er - wie andere auch - später für seine Chronik verwenden sollte. 1543 wurde er Pfarrer in Stammheim (Unter- und Oberstammheim). Für seine Verdienste erhielt er 1548, im Jahr der Drucklegung seiner Chronik, das Bürgerrecht der Stadt Zürich, wohin er sich 1561 zurückzog.Johann Martin Usteri (1763 -1827) Zürcher Dichter, Maler und Zeichner.

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        Historia Insignium illustrium seu Operis Heraldici pars specialis. Continens delineationem insignium plerumque regum, ducum, principum, comitum & baronum in cultiori Europa, cum explicatione singularum refferarum, & multis ad familiarum decora titulos atque spectantibus, nec non tabulis aeneis scuta galeasq(ue) in opere explicata obtutui exponentibius & indicibus necassaris.. Beigebunden: Spener, Philipp Jacob: Insignium Theoria seu Operis Heraldici pars generalis, quae circa insignia, horum originem, scuta eorumque partitiones, metalla, aliasque scutorum appendices et consectaria studioso historiarum et vitae civils nosse proficiuum visum est, ex disciplina fecialium & moribus receptis exhibens Autore Philippo Jacobo Spenero.

      4, Fronti. (Kupferstich), Titelblatt (mit Kupfer) in schwarz u. rot, 7 Bl., 778 S, 16 Bl. (Index), 33 Kupferstichblättern (je 12 Wappen pro Blatt) Titelblatt (mit Kupfer) in schwarz u. rot, 6 Bl., 368 S., 35 Bl. (Index), 23 Kupferstichblatt (ca. 1780 Abbildungen der von heraldischen Symbolen (Tiere wie Bären, Vögel, Greife, Reiher, Fische, Hunde Bäume, Blätter, Früchte, Lilien, Helmen, Kartuschen, Wappenverzierungen etc.)., OPerg. der Zeit m. goldgeprägten Rückenschild, Einband gebrauchspurig und mit kleinen Fleckchen, Vorsätze m. kleinen Randfehlstellen. Innen: Erstes Titelblatt hinterlegt, 250 Bl. m. Wasserrand am unteren Steg. Trotzdem ein gutes Exemplar des seltenen Werkes. Beide Bände in E.A. Philipp Jacob Spener (1635-1705), im Elsaß geboren und aufgewachsen, Begründer des Pietismus, studierte an der Straßburger Universität Philosophie, Geschichte und Theologie. Er promovierte bereits mit 18 mit einer gegen Thomas Hobbs gerichteten Disputation, studierte dann in Basel und Genf, wurde Prediger in Straßburg und später nach Frankfurt am Main berufen 1691-94 als Propst und Konsistorialrat in Berlin tätig, ab 1694 an der Gründung der Universität Halle an der Halle maßgeblich beteiligt. In seinen theologischen Schriften prangerte er nicht nur die Mißstände innerhalb der Kirche an, sondern schlug auch ein Reformprogramm für die evangelische Kirche vor. Spener beklagt immer wieder in seinen Aufsehen erregenden Schriften den Mangel an wahrem, lebendigem Glauben, plädierte für Judenbekehrung und Aufhebung der katholischen Kirche. Neben seiner vielfäligen theologischen Arbeit beschäftigte er sich mit Geschichte und Heraldik und gilt heute durch das vorliegende Werk als wissenschaftlicher Begründer der Heraldik. In seinen beiden wahrlich umfassenden Werken stellt er nicht nur anhand von ca 280 Wappen den europäischen Adel nahezu vollständig vor. Im Text von Band II befasst er sich mit den Ursprügen und den Systemen der Wappen anhand der ca. 1780 gestochenen Beispielen auf den Tafeln.Zu Spener siehe: ADB 35, 104ff Wikipedia.

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        Vue du Port Mahon. Vue de Pallais Royale a Port Mahon ou le Gouverneur du Roy d'Angleterre demeurt

      Kaiserlich Franziskische Akademie. Augsburg. c.1780. - Copper engraving. Original colour. Size: 41 x 31 cm. (16 x 12 inches). Very good condition. Some repairs to verso. Inverted title above. Title beneath image in German and French Vue d'optique. This type of print was designed to be looked at through a zograscope, a type of magic lantern which made the prints seem to be 3D. The style of colouring is standard for these prints which were used to disseminate current affairs as well as for amusement.

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        MEMOIRS OF A PEG-TOP. By the author of Adventures of a Pincushion. (Price Six Pence.)

      111 pages. Illustrated with an engraved frontispiece and 27 woodcuts in the text. Original Dutch floral boards. Almost certainly the first edition, as the majority of copies located have 108 pages, which would normally indicate a later printing. Re-backed at some time; frontispiece and last leaf laid down; boards worn and rubbed; the occasional mark; else a very good copy of a classic 18th century title. Mary Ann Kilner (nee Maize, was the childhood friend of Thomas and Dorothy Kilner.' She married Thomas in 1774. Her first book, Familiar Dialogues for the Instruction and Amusement of Children of Four and Five years Old, was publishedin 1781. Her most famous work, The Adventures of a Pincushion, was published approximately two years later.

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        Della moneta. Libri cinque. Edizione seconda

      nella Stamperia Simoniana, in Napoli 1780 - In-4° (228x170mm), pp. (28), 416, legatura coeva m. pelle e angoli con titolo oro su tassello, filetti e decori in oro al dorso. Piatti in cartone decorato. Tagli azzurri. Al frontespizio, vignetta incisa su rame da Raffaello Morghen con riproduzione di una moneta coniata sotto l'Imperatore Costanzo. Un alone al risguardo. Normali arrossature. Buon esemplare. Seconda edizione (la prima era apparsa nel 1751 con la data del 1750 al frontespizio) di uno dei massimi contributi settecenteschi alla teoria monetaria, composto dall'abate Galiani quando egli aveva solo 23 anni. Questa seconda edizione è arricchita di un'interessante analisi comparata fra la situazione del Regno di Napoli all'epoca della prima edizione e nel 1780 e di 35 note che occupano le pp. 371-416. Timbri di biblioteca. Ex libris. Published his remarkable treatise on money, Della Moneta (1751) in order to convince his compatriots, the citizens of Naples, that the rise in prices which had resulted from monetary reform was accompanied by unquestionable symptoms of prosperity and was, therefore, advantageous to the community. Both the originality of Galiani's fundamental conceptions and the methods which he used in elaborating them made his treatise an outstanding achievement of eighteenth-century reasoning (Pibram, p. 115). Nicolini, p. 407. McCulloch, p. 190: That is the best of the many treatises published in Italy on Money. Einaudi, 2330. Cossa, 41(113). Goldsmiths', 8528. Kress, 5034. Kress Italian, n. 269. Palgrave, II, p. 178. Pecchio, pp. 91-92: Fu uno dei primi a combattere il comune pregiudizio che l'alto prezzo delle cose fosse segno di miseria e calamità l'abbondanza del denaro unita all'abbondanza delle cose, non solo dura, ma trae nuova gente, anima vieppiù l'industria Finalmente egli fu tra i primi che portarono opinione che debba lasciarsi libero l'interesse del denaro, come pure il prezzo delle monete: La moneta si dovrebbe trattare come mercanzia. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Von Geistern und Geistersehern. Herausgegeben vom Verfasser der Abhandlung von den Ahndungen und Visionen. Erstausg.

      Leipzig, in der Weygandschen Buchhandlung, 1780. - 12 Bll., 844 S., 12 Bll., mit gest. Titelvignette u. 3 Textholzschnitten (S.169, 213 u. 220), 8°, Pappband d. Zt. Slg. du Prel 1174. Sonst in keiner der gängigen Bibliographien. - U.a. über: Anhauchen, der Gespenster, was es bewirke; Asmodi, ob es der Teufel sey; Bergmännchen; Chymische Bearbeitungen verursachen fürchterl. Erscheinungen; Dunkle Empfindungen, werden geleugnet; Elementargeister; Fliegen in deren Gestalt sollen Teufel erscheinen; Geister, sechs Ordnungen derselben; Goetia, ein Teil der Magie; Kobolde; Lemures, Paracelsus Meynung von ihnen; Missethäter, ob deren Seelen Gespenster; Satansengel; Spucken ob es vom einem Astralgeiste komme; Vampyren; Wehrwolf. - Justus Christian Hennings (1731-1815), deutscher Moralphilosoph. "Er warf sich hauptsächlich auf das Gebiet der Psychologie und zwar mit Vorliebe auf die dunklen Seiten derselben, wobei er sich allerdings das Verdienst erwarb, aufgrund eines überaus reichen Materials mittelst rationalistischer Erklärung den Kampf gegen Aberglauben und Vorurtheile aufzunehmen, aber daneben doch in theologischer Befangenheit z.B. von übernatürlichen Träumen spricht oder sogar z.B. die Auferstehung der Leiber zu erklären und zu begründen versucht." (ADB XI, 781) - Einband etwas fleckig, berieben u. leicht bestossen; Rücken mit handschriftl. Vermerken u. kl. Standortnr.; Innendeckel mit Besitzervermerken; Vorsatz mit kl. Signatur; tlw. leicht gebräunt, sonst ein gutes Expl. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Alte Markt von Süden ('Prospect des alten Marckts zu Potsdam nebst der S. Nicolai Kirch, dem Rath-Prediger u. Schul Hauss, samt dem Marmormene Obeslisk, an dere Piramide man die 4 Brustbilder des grossen Kurfürsten und seinen 3 Nachfolger zu sehen sind').

      - altkolorierter Kupferstich v. Nabholtz b. Akademische Kunsthandlung in Augsburg, um 1780, 26,5 x 40 (Guckkastenblatt - optical view - vue d'optique - veduta d'ottica)

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        Remarks on Johnsons Life of Milton

      

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

      E. Newbery, London 1780 - First edition of the Newbery miniature bible, approx. 2" x 1 3/4". Contemporary calf, modestly worn at edges, front board cleanly neatly reattached. 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. Title in first state with miniature spelled "minuiture". 256pp Size: 64mo. Previous owner's signature in ink. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Inventory No: 042451. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Hemel- en aardglobe - Adams, ca. 1780.

      ENGELSE BIBLIOTHEEK GLOBES (18 INCH)Een paar bibliotheek globes uit het atelier van de broers George en Dudley Adams te Londen, vervaardigd rond 1780. Diameter 46 cm (18 inch), hoogte 81 cm. De globes zijn sterker gerestaureerd, iets wat gezien de kwetsbaarheid van de uit papier-mach?, gips en papier vervaardigde bollen helaas vaker voorkomt.De hemel- en aardglobe zijn beide samengesteld uit twaalf zgn. ?geren? en twee ?pool-kalotten?, alles met de hand ingekleurde kopergravures. Beide globes hebben een gegraveerde messing meridiaan, een urenring aan de noordpool en een verschuifbare meridiaan met horizon, ook is er een verschuifbare zon? danwel planeetindicatie.De globes hebben een gegraveerde horizon en staan op een mahoniehouten driepoot met een balustervormige kolom. Tussen de poten is een kompas gemonteerd.Royal Instrument Maker George Adams Sr., (1704-1772) gaf zijn naam aan het bedrijf dat globes maakte. Hij schreef talrijke verhandelingen over globes en wetenschappelijke instrumenten, waaronder de ?Treatise describing and explaining the construction and use of new celestial and terrestrial globes?, gepubliceerd in Londen in 1766. Vermoedelijk heeft hij de geren gekocht die eerder in de 18de-eeuw ontworpen waren door John Senex en James Ferguson, de pioniers van de Britse globemakers.George?s zonen, George Adams Jr. (1750-1795) en Dudley (1762-1830), zetten het familiebedrijf voort als instrument- en globemakers in Londense Fleet Street. De firma Adams vervaardigde aard- en hemel- bibliotheek- en tafel globes, evenals zak globes. Dudley Adams runde het bedrijf tot 1817, toen een faillissement hem dwong de koperplaten voor de zakglobes aan de firma Lane te verkopen die deze geactualiseerd opnieuw uitgaf. Naast de vervaardiging van globes, was Dudley ook bekend om zijn verbeteringen aan de bril en voor een patent op een draagbare telescoop.Prijs: ?16.500,-.

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        THE FIRST PRINCIPLES OF RELIGION, and the Existence of a Deity, explained in a Series of Dialogues. Adapted to the Capacity of the Infant Mind. Vol. II. [Price SixPence.]

      119, [1 blank], [3 ad's] pages. engraved frontispiece signed in the plate, I Piggott. Original Dutch floral boards. 12.5 x 8.5 cm. All paper lost from spine; boards a little worn; signature of Margt H. Haskoll to endpaper with the date Decr 12 1788; the name M. H, Haskoll to head of title; the name and date, Emily Haskoll 1819, to the head of the Dedication.The Dedication is signed M.P., the non de plume of Dorothy Kilner. Volume I was published earlier in the same year, and both volumes could be purchased separately. Both volumes are rare.

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        A Galic and English dictionary containing all the words in the Scotch and Irish dialects of the Celtic, that could be collected from the voice, and old books and MSS

      London: for the author by W. and A. Strahan, 1780. First edition, 2 volumes in 1, 4to, pp. [8], [372]; [2], [306], [4] list of subscribers, which includes James Boswell and Samuel Johnson; text in double column; a superlative copy in contemporary full tree calf, elaborately gilt-decorated spine, red morocco label; fine. From the library of the celebrated engineer, James Watt, without any sign of ownership, but so recorded in a 19th-century inventory. In all, 209 subscribers took 216 copies from the total print run of 500; other subscribers include Edmund Burke and Joseph Banks. Shaw was a good friend of Johnson who, it is said, offered his assistance with this dictionary. Alston XIV, 70.

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        Natürliche Geschichte der Zähne und Beschreibung ihrer Krankheiten. Aus dem Englischen übersetzt. 2 Theile in 1 Band.

      Leipzig, Weidmann, 1780. - 8°, circa 20,5 x 12,4 cm. 3 Bll., 296 SS., 8 Bll., 8 gefaltete Kupfertafeln Halb-Leder d. Zt. "Hirsch/H. III, 344; Waller 10647; Wellcome III, 317. Erste deutsche Ausgabe des klassischen Werkes zur Zahnheilkunde, das erstmals 1771-1778 in London unter dem Titel "A natural history of the human teeth" erschienen war. John Hunter (1728-1793) gibt eine gründliche und erstmals wirklich wissenschaftliche Untersuchung des Mundes, der Kiefer und Zähne, wobei auch die Genauigkeit der Kupferstiche bemerkenswert ist. - "This classical work revolutionized the practice of dentistry and provided a basis for later dental research. Hunter introduced the classes cuspids, bicuspids, molars and incisors; he also devised appliances for the correction of malocclusion. In the above work he includes instructions with regard to the operation of tooth transplatation" (Garrison & Morton 3675). - Etwas gebräunt, wenig fleckig, Vorsatz und einige Blätter mit alten Ergänzungen in Tinte, ein Blatt mit Tintenflecken im weissen Rand, wenige Anstreichungen, einige Blätter leicht eselsohrig, die Tafeln auf grosse Stege montiert und an den Verbindungsstellen mit Leimschatten, Einband berieben, am Rücken mit altem Etikett. Insgesamt gutes und komplettes Exemplar. " [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Abrégé de l’histoire général des voyages

      Hôtel de Thou, 1780. 8vo (cm. 19,5), 21 Voll. con 82 tavv. f.t. Legature coeve in pieno vitello marmorizzato con nervi, fregi e titolo oro su doppio tassello in pelle rossa al ds. Tagli marmorizzati. Angoli un po’ usurati, piccole mancanze alle cuffie e ad un tassello, qualche taglio alle cerniere, ma, nell’insieme, ottimo esemplare. Si segnala, tuttavia, che l’opera risulta priva, nonostante ciò che si legge sui dorsi e sui frontespizi, del quinto volume al posto del quale è stata inserita una seconda copia del sesto volume. Prima edizione.

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        Account of the Russian Discoveries Between Asia and America

      , 1780. 1780. COXE, William. Account of the Russian Discoveries Between Asia and America. To Which are Added the Conquest of Siberia, and the History of the Transactions and Commerce between Russia and China. London: T. Cadell, 1780. Quarto, modern half brown calf, raised bands, burgundy morocco spine label. $5000.Second edition (same year as the first edition), revised and corrected, of this key source on Siberia and the far northwest of America, with large folding map of the Russian Empire, three additional folding maps, and large engraved folding plate of a Chinese frontier town, handsomely bound.Coxe's important Account includes the first appearance in English of a number of narratives relating to Russian America and to the early years of the fur trade. ""Contains translations of Bering's voyages, with those of his predecessors and followers, to the Aleutian or Fox Islands, an account of their inhabitants and their language, observations on the fur trade, etc. Coxe made the suggestions which led the Russians to prosecute expeditions of discovery to the northern parts of Siberia"" (Cox II:25). ""Mr. Coxe's book contains many curious and important facts with respect to the various attempts of the Russians to open a communication to the New World"" (Sabin 17309). Howes C834. Small closed tear to folding map of the Russian Empire, faint pinpoint foxing to title page, interior otherwise generally bright and fine, binding handsome. A very nearly fine copy.

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        Real declaracion a varios articulos de la Ordenanza de Corso de 1 de Julio de 1779. Relativos al reconocimiento y detencion de embarcaciones neutrales

      1780 - Regulating piracy against neutral vessels. 1780. Madrid. In folio (295 mm x 195 mm). 1 ff. + 9 pp. Unbound. Excellent condition. A rare decree which regulates the way to engage privateering activities when dealing with neutral vessels; it provides specific details on how to recognize and detain them. Follows the “Ordenanza de primero de Julio de 1779. Prescribiendo las Reglas con que se ha de hacer El Corso de particulares contra enemigos de la Corona” (1779), which regulated piracy and filibuster activities, from the Spanish Crown, for the American and Asian overseas territories. The articles explain in detail what to do with captured vessels, even neutral, when travelling to Algeciras and Tarifa, and what to do with the cargo. Rare, we could trace no copies having sold at auction, nor could we trace any copies held institutionally. Not in Palau. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Prospect der Neptunus Brucken in des Königl. Prinz Heinrichs in Preussen seinem Schloss u. Herrschaffts Gebaude zu Rheinsberg wie solcher von der Seite bey der gedachten Bruggen anzusehen'.

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

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        Seconde Vue de L'isle Minorque, et d'une partie de la Ville et du Port Mahon

      Kaiserlich Franziskische Akademie. Augsburg., c.1780.. Copper engraving. Original colour. Very good condition. Inverted title above. Title beneath image in German and French Size: 41 x 31 cm. (16 x 12 inches) Vue d'optique. This type of print was designed to be looked at through a zograscope, a type of magic lantern which made the prints seem to be 3D. The style of colouring is standard for these prints which were used to disseminate current affairs as well as for amusement.

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        Handbemalter Fächer mit reich geschnitztem Perlmutt-Gestell.

      Um 1780. - Beide Seiten aquarelliert mit unterschiedlichen Genreszenen und reicher ornamentaler Ausschmückung, teils mit Gold gehöht. Das Gestell aus fein geschnitztem Perlmutt mit figürlichen Darstellungen (Schlange, Fisch, Früchte, Putten). Länge 27 cm. In zeitgenössischer Schachtel. Wenige Stellen in den Falzen mit Seidenpapier hinterlegt.

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        Hemel- en aardglobe - Adams, ca. 1780.

      ENGELSE BIBLIOTHEEK GLOBES (18 INCH)Een paar bibliotheek globes uit het atelier van de broers George en Dudley Adams te Londen, vervaardigd rond 1780. Diameter 46 cm (18 inch), hoogte 81 cm. De globes zijn sterker gerestaureerd, iets wat gezien de kwetsbaarheid van de uit papier-maché, gips en papier vervaardigde bollen helaas vaker voorkomt.De hemel- en aardglobe zijn beide samengesteld uit twaalf zgn. ?geren? en twee ?pool-kalotten?, alles met de hand ingekleurde kopergravures. Beide globes hebben een gegraveerde messing meridiaan, een urenring aan de noordpool en een verschuifbare meridiaan met horizon, ook is er een verschuifbare zon? danwel planeetindicatie.De globes hebben een gegraveerde horizon en staan op een mahoniehouten driepoot met een balustervormige kolom. Tussen de poten is een kompas gemonteerd.Royal Instrument Maker George Adams Sr., (1704-1772) gaf zijn naam aan het bedrijf dat globes maakte. Hij schreef talrijke verhandelingen over globes en wetenschappelijke instrumenten, waaronder de ?Treatise describing and explaining the construction and use of new celestial and terrestrial globes?, gepubliceerd in Londen in 1766. Vermoedelijk heeft hij de geren gekocht die eerder in de 18de-eeuw ontworpen waren door John Senex en James Ferguson, de pioniers van de Britse globemakers.George?s zonen, George Adams Jr. (1750-1795) en Dudley (1762-1830), zetten het familiebedrijf voort als instrument- en globemakers in Londense Fleet Street. De firma Adams vervaardigde aard- en hemel-? bibliotheek- en tafel globes, evenals zak globes. Dudley Adams runde het bedrijf tot 1817, toen een faillissement hem dwong de koperplaten voor de zakglobes aan de firma Lane te verkopen die deze geactualiseerd opnieuw uitgaf. Naast de vervaardiging van globes, was Dudley ook bekend om zijn verbeteringen aan de bril en voor een patent op een draagbare telescoop.Prijs: ?16.500,-.

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        A Journal of a Voyage Round the World in His Majestys Ship The Dolphin

      

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        Fencing Familiarized: or a New Treatise on the Art of Small Sword. Illustrated by Elegant Engravings, Representing all the different Attitudes on which the Principles and Grace of the Art depend; Painted from Life, and executed in a most elegant and masterly Manner. A New Edition, Revised Corrected, and Augmented by an original Set of Prints.

      - London: Printed for John Bell, at the British Library, Strand. MDCCLXXX [1780]. 8vo., xlvii, 205 pp., 14 fold-out copper plate engravings, two armorial copper plate engraved headpieces. Olive-green cloth clamshell box. Original boards as issued, untrimmed, edges and binding are rubbed and chipped, boards are discolored, internally bright with complete set of plates; very good. "A New Edition." First published in 1771, here revised with a new set of plates. Text and title-pages in English and French. Plate number four engraved by a young William Blake. A simplified manual on fencing by Jean Olivier, whom was considered a master of the small sword in his time. ESTC T135608. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Essai sur la derniere révolution de l'ordre civil en France

      - S.n, à Londres 1780, in-8 (12,5x20cm), (4) 356pp. et (4) 370pp. et (4) 323pp., 3 volumes reliés. - Edizione originale. Leganti pieno screziato vitello marrone vintage. Indietro con i nervi decorati. Titolo Parti e topaison marocchino rosso. Un intoppo nella parte numero di volume del volume II. Alcuni graffi sulle stoviglie. Bellissimo esemplare, relativamente fresche. Essenziale per l'osso che va dalla esecutivi, parlamenti, a partire da quello di Parigi, sono stati duramente repressi da Luigi XV. Dopo l'editto di dicembre 1770 che limita i diritti dei Parlamenti, Luigi XV ha ordinato l'arresto e l'esilio di 130 magistrati Parlamento di Parigi. Il 18 gennaio 1771 il Parlamento di Parigi dopo aver ribadito il suo rifiuto di sedersi per ratificare le decisioni reali, il Guardasigilli Maupeou convinse il re a spezzare la sua opposizione sistematica. Luigi XVI ripristinare le parelmentaires in carica nel 1774. Il libro ha studiato con attenzione gli articoli della Editto del 1770 e presenta la storia dei parlamenti. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliures en plein veau brun marbré d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné. Pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge. Un accroc à la pièce de tomaison du tome II. Traces pâles de mouillure au début du tome I. Quelques épidermures sur les plats. 2 petits manques, le long du mors supérieur du tome III. Bel exemplaire, relativement frais. Essentiel à la bonne marche de l'exécutif et du législatif, les Parlements, à commencer par celui de Paris, furent sévèrement réprimés par Louis XV. Après l'édit de décembre 1770 qui restreint les droits des Parlements, Louis XV fit arrêter et exiler 130 magistrats du Parlement de Paris. Le 18 janvier 1771, le Parlement de Paris ayant réitéré son refus de siéger pour entériner les décisions royales, le garde des sceaux Maupeou convainc le roi de briser son opposition systématique, et le Parlement fut dissous. Louis XVI rétablira les parlementaires dans leurs fonctions en 1774.  L'ouvrage étudie soigneusement les articles de l'édit de 1770 et dresse l'histoire des Parlements, leur rôle en matière d'impôts, de crédit public. Le tome III contient les preuves et éclaircissements de cette histoire des Parlements quant à la démonstration historique et juridique de leur pouvoir.  

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        Gesamtansicht (Guckkasten).

      - Altkol. Kupferstich v. John Bowles, um 1780, 26,5 x 40 cm ** Photos auf Wunsch im JPG-Format erh

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        Poems on Various Subjects; Selected to Enforce the Practice of Virtue. And with a View to Comprise in One Volume the Beauties of English Poetry

      London: Printed for the Editor, and J. Wallis, at Yorick's Head, Ludgate Street, 1780. First edition of this popular miscellany of English verse, reprinted well into the nineteenth century, featuring "such poems as have been universally esteemed the first ornaments of our language, and admired, not only for purity of sentiment, but for beauty and harmony of numbers." Highlights include poems by Milton (including L'Allegro and Il Penseroso) and Thomson (drawn from The Seasons), as well as the less sardonic works of Pope. A friend of Samuel Johnson and Joshua Reynolds, editor Thomas Tomkins was a writing-master by trade, the author of two engraved calligraphic copy-books, employed in "producing unique presentation certificates and decorative transcripts of important texts and public addresses" for the corporation of London (DNB). In this first edition of Poems on Various Subjects, Tomkins has penned an elaborate presentation to his friend, the Anglo-Jewish merchant David Alves Rebello (1741-1796), displaying his command of a range of calligraphic scripts: "PRESENTED / By the Editor to his much / Esteemed Friend / David Alves Rebello Esq. / as a small / TESTIMONY / of the / Respect due to his judicious / TASTE / In collecting the Beauties of Nature / And of his / Encouragement / IN / Promoting the Liberal / ARTS." A near-fine copy of an influential anthology, with a flamboyant editorial presentation. Twelvemo, full contemporary calf, gilt-tooled geometric and floral border to boards, raised bands, spine compartments decorated in gilt, red morocco spine label lettered in gilt, gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Bound with half-title, but without the leaf of publisher's ads. Elaborate calligraphic presentation from editor Tomkins to David Alves Rebello, penned in red and black ink on an early binder's blank; Rebello's engraved pictorial bookplates to preliminary and concluding blanks; later monogram stamps to first few blanks. Light shelfwear to binding, expert repair to joints and corners.

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        Thérèse philosophe, ou mémoires pour servir à lhistoire du Père Dirrag et de Mademoiselle Éradice. Tome I./II.

      Absolute Rarität!!! [Boyer dArgens,] Thérèse philosophe, 1780, 2 vol. 27 notices trouvées THERESE PHILOSOPHE TOME PREMIER. 172 p. [SECOND.] 87 p. [Double filet]

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        Document dated 1773 signed by Lord North Frederick, Charles James Fox, Charles Townsend and the Duke of Newcastle.

      Bushy Park: Manuscript, 1780. One folio page 18-line handwritten document dated July 17, 1773. Signed by: North as Prime Minister; C. Townsend; C.J. Fox, Newcastle; Hardwicke; Thomas Coutts (attorney). It concerns payment to James Lord Forbes. American Revoluton; Revolutionary War; Frederick, Lord North (1732-1792).. Signed. First Edition. Unbound. Very good condition.

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        Historische en Geographische, Tafel. Om te leren een kort begrip vande Landen en Staaten in Europa. Haar grootheyt Besitting en alles at tot.

      Artist: Elwe Jan Barend ( - 1795 ) Amsterdam; issued in : Amsterdam; date: 1792 1780 - - technic: Copper print; colorit: original colored; condition: Perfect condition; size (in cm): 49 x 57 - description: Map depicts the coat of arms of countries, kingdoms and citie of Europe. Very decorative with description of all the important emperors of the time.

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        INDIAN OCEAN ISLANDS – MAURITIUS / RÉUNION / SEYCHELLES, ETC.: A CHART OF THE ISLANDS IN THE MIDDLE PART OF THE INDIAN OCEAN. LONDON, 1780

      London, . 1780 - Copper engraving on thick paper (Good, strong engraving impression and wide original margins, a few small points of discoloration, centerfold entirely split but rejoined from verso with archival tape, very faint and neat manuscript additions in pencil, charting a course from Mauritius northwards towards India), sheet: 64 x 92 cm (25 x 36 inches); platemark: 50 x 75 cm (17 x 29.5 inches). An extremely rare sea chart of the middle of the Indian Ocean, featuring Northeast Madagascar, Mauritius, Réunion, the Seychelles, as well as many other islands and nautical features, made during a great era of piracy and Anglo-French naval rivalry in the region, issued by the boutique London chartmakers of Henry Gregory & Son. This beautifully engraved sea chart embraces a great expanse of the Indian Ocean within a triangle extending from Northeast Madagascar up to the Seychelles, and then over to the southern tip of the Maldives, in between containing the Mascarene Islands, notably Mauritius and Réunion. Overall, the placement of the islands and nautical features are impressively accurate for the time, accounting for the abstraction created by the projection on which is noted "the distances of places are measured as in a Mercator's Chart." The chart was issued in 1780, during a period in which this expanse of sea and islands occupied a critical role in global geo-politics. This part of the Indian Ocean was the scene of an epic naval contest between Britain and France, as part of the American Revolutionary War (1775-83), a worldwide conflict known regionally as the Anglo-Maratha War (1775-82). It also lay upon one of the world’s prime shipping routes, connecting Europe with Asia and, as such, was one of the great haunts for pirates. Although European navies had suppressed much of the piracy over the decades previous, it was still not unusual for a merchant ship on the India trade to be relieved of its precious cargo. Northeastern Madagascar appears in the lower-left of the chart, including ‘I. St. Mary’ (Île Sainte-Marie, Malagasy: Nosi Boraha), which in the late 17th and early 18th Centuries had been the world’s leading pirate base. Since then, its fine natural harbour remained of interest to mariners as a re-victualling base, watched with caution by European naval powers, lest it, once again, became a haunt for corsairs. To the southeast are the Mascarene Islands, most importantly ‘Bourbon I.’ (Réunion) and Mauritius, important stopovers for shipping between Europe and Asia. Réunion was settled by the French East India Company in 1665, while Mauritius had come under the Company’s auspices in 1715. By the time that this chart was issued, both islands had become home to globally important sugar economies. France spent vast resources protecting the islands from being taken by Britain’s Royal Navy. Both islands would eventually be seized by Britain in 1810 (with Réunion being returned to France; while Mauritius was permanently retained by Britain). SEE OUR WEB PAGE FOR LONGER DESCRIPTION .References: OCLC: 271443298.

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        Poems

      London: Printed for the Author; and sold by J. Dodsley and P. Emsley, 1780, 1780. First edition. Jackson, Romantic Poetry by Women, 3; ESTC T54025. Prelims a little foxed; lacking the front and rear blanks; small paper flaw in the upper margins of the final nine leaves, not touching the text; very good copy.. 4to, contemporary marbled paper boards, rebacked with brown quarter calf period-style, black leather label, gilt decorations and lettering. Engraved title-page vignette. Half-title present. Eight-page list of subscribers. The uncommon second of two collections of poems by Anne Penny (1731-1784). This one reprints 27 of the 39 poems from her first collection (Poems,with a Dramatic Entertainment, 1771), with seventeen additions, including poems on Anson's voyages and the death of Captain Cook. It also includes poems addressed to Thomas Gray, David Garrick, Mrs. Montagu and Horace Walpole, as well as The Birth Day, a short play in three acts based on an essay by Addison. Penny's earlier Poems,with a Dramatic Entertainment, is not uncommon, but this title is much less frequently found.

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        Tableau de Cayenne ou de la Guiane Francaise

      

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        A Galic and English dictionary containing all the words in the Scotch and Irish dialects of the Celtic, that could be collected from the voice, and old books and MSS

      London: for the author by W. and A. Strahan, 1780. First edition, 2 volumes in 1, 4to, pp. [8], [372]; [2], [306], [4] list of subscribers, which includes James Boswell and Samuel Johnson; text in double column; a superlative copy in contemporary full tree calf, elaborately gilt-decorated spine, red morocco label; fine. From the library of the celebrated engineer, James Watt, without any sign of ownership, but so recorded in a 19th-century inventory. In all, 209 subscribers took 216 copies from the total print run of 500; other subscribers include Edmund Burke and Joseph Banks. Shaw was a good friend of Johnson who, it is said, offered his assistance with this dictionary. Alston XIV, 70.

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        Santa Lucia (2 Studien).

      Sicilia ca. 1780 - Zwei Handzeichnungen. 8,3 x 11,3 cm (und:) 8,4 x 11,3 cm (Bildgröße),10,0 x 15,4 (und:) 9,3 x 14,2 cm (Blattgröße). * Zwei Studien zu einer Heiligen Lucia: Feder in Schwarz über schwarzer Kreide, weiß gehöht (und:) Feder in Braun, grau laviert, beide Zeichnungen sind signiert "Gramignani", ein Blatt ist bezeichnet "Per te Lucia Virgo Civitas Syracusa decorabitur", verso ein Frauenkopf in Rötelzeichnung; das andere Blatt mit einem Putto, der eine Schrifttafel mit den Initialen "M S S H D P L" hält. Gesicherte Daten des sizilianischen Malers Francesco Gramignani sind nur wenige bekannt; er lebte in Palermo und Catania. Viele seiner Arbeiten findet man in den Städten Catania und Siracusa. Im Museum Diocesano Catania befindet sich ein signiertes und 1784 datiertes Gemälde mit einer Santa Lucia, in Melilli ein 1773 datiertes Martyrium der Santa Lucia. Auch seine beiden Söhne Antonio (dokumentiert 1736-1758) und Giuseppe (*1748) waren als Maler und Kupferstecher auf Sizilien aktiv; die Autorschaft eines seiner Söhne für die vorliegenden Handzeichnungen ist nicht auszuschliessen. Die Märtyrerin Santa Lucia ist die Stadtheilige von Syracus, ihr Patronatsfest wird am 13. Dezember gefeiert. (#6187AG) [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Mädchenakt auf einem Felsen am Wasser.

      - Rötel, auf chamoisfarbenem Velin. 23:18,1 cm. Seine künstlerische Ausbildung absolvierte Marcel bei J.-A.-D. Ingres (1780-1867). 1839 beteiligte er sich an einer Salon-Ausstellung.

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        John Baird 1780 Revolutionary War British soldier's letter written at Lancaster, Pa to his Mother in Edinburgh, Scotland My present situation does not permit me to say anything more at present only the long wished for exchange is not yet settled..

      Lancaster, Pa.: John Baird, Mar 17, 1780 John Baird was a British soldier in Burgoyne's campaign, stationed at Scinsborough (NY), later changed to Whitehall, NY, located at the south end of Lake Champlain. By 1778 he had been captured and sent to prison 14 months earlier.Offered here is a letter written by John Baird as a British prisoner of war. held by the American forces. The letter is dated Mar, 17 at Lancaster, Pa. The Lancaster camp was not known of for many years, but the Lancaster manuscript gives light as to where the prisoners of war were being held.He writes to his Mother in Scotland. We know this from other letters that have survived, and are available for public reading.He writes that an officer has been placed on furlough and will take this letter to New York city to be mailed overseas. He briefly mentions prisoner exchange, but can not go into detail in his letter.A remarkable piece of Revolutionary War history, relating to prisoners.

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        An Accurate Map of Rhode Island, Part of Connecticut and Massachusets (sic) (Massachusetts) - shewing Admiral Arbuthnot's Station in Blocking up Admiral Ternay. [With Duke's County / Martha's Vineyard / Long Island / Cape Cod Bay / Buzzards Bay / Long Island Sound / River Thames etc.]

      [London], [Political Magazine / John Bew], c.1780. Original copper engraved Map. 38 cm wide x 27.2 cm high. Mounted on paper. Very good condition with only the faintest signs of foxing. From a wonderful collection of Maps from an old english library (South Shields) - with a tiny library stamp to the back of the mounting paper (The stamp is NOT on the map). Excellent map from America's war of Independence and Admiral Mariot Arbuthnot's blockade - campaign at Narrangasett, Rhode Island, against Admiral Charles-Henri-Louis d'Arsac de Ternay.

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        'O-Tahiti' [in] Göttingisches Magazin der Wissenschaft und Litteratur.

      Göttingen: Johann Christian Dieterich, 1780. Small octavo, a handsome copy in the original decorative wrappers (thus retaining the publisher's prospectus on the front and rear endpapers), untrimmed. A fine copy and now rare: known to O'Reilly & Reitman's exhaustive bibliography as the earliest full publication regarding the Spanish voyages to Tahiti in the 1770s. This is the first issue of the first volume of the Göttingisches Magazin, the important scientific periodical edited by Georg Forster and Georg Lichtenberg. Included here is Georg Forster's notable contribution on Tahiti, a 36-page essay on the Spanish voyages to Tahiti in the 1770s.This essay is revelatory concerning the continuing interest and expertise of the Forsters regarding the Pacific, beginning as it does with Georg's discussion of how his father had received, in Summer 1778, a Spanish manuscript regarding Tahiti from the Director of the King's Botanical Gardens in Madrid, Don Casimir Gomez Ortega. This would have been of consuming interest to both Forsters, who had spent many months at Tahiti during Cook's second voyage, and who had speculated at length in their printed accounts about reports of Spanish sailors visiting the region between Cook's first and second visits. The work includes some 87 scholarly notes by Forster on the Spanish observations on Tahiti.Such an early report of Spanish activity in the region, which includes Forster's particular 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, is an attractive and conspicuously early reference to Tahiti. Indeed, as O'Reilly & Reitman's bibliography attests, there was almost no contemporary work on the Spanish visits, despite them being a matter of some concern for the British at the time. Neatly rebacked, wrappers professionally strengthened.

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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

      London, 1780. [4],149,[2]pp. Half title. Dbd. Presentation inscription from the author to the Earl of Lisburne on the half title. Internally clean. Very good plus. In a cardboard case, paper label on spine. First London edition, after the very rare New York printing of 1777 (most copies of that edition were destroyed by a New York mob) and another of 1780. This copy is inscribed by the author on the titlepage: "For the right Honourable Earl of Lisburne from his most faithfull & obedient servt. The Author." The Earl was an Irish peer, and so was sitting in the English House of Commons at the time of publication. Galloway, former Loyalist "Superintendent" of Philadelphia during the British occupation of 1777-78, herein replies to Gen. Howe's OBSERVATIONS..., preaching to him on how he could have won the war. In spite of its combative tone, the pamphlet does provide important details on the Revolution in 1777-78, the nature of the countryside, etc. Galloway attacks Howe's defense that he was forced to fight in forests by stating that at least two-thirds and in many places five-sixths of the area in question was cleared farmland. The appendix includes a letter from Henry Laurens describing the want of supplies and food by the American army at Valley Forge. HOWES G48, "aa." AMERICAN CONTROVERSY 80-35a. SABIN 26443.

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        Anweisung zur nützlichsten und angenehmsten Bienenzucht für alle Gegenden …

       FfM., Lpz., in der Fleischerischen Buchhandlung 1780. 8°. 4 Bll., XXXVI, 286 S., 1 Bl. (leer), 8 Bll. (letztes leer). Mit Kupfer-Titelvign. u. 5 (auf 4) gefalt. Kupfertaf. (zeigen einen Bienenstand, Bienenkästen u. verschiedene Geräte). Pbd. d. Zt. Etw. berieb. In gutem Zustand EA.Horn-Schenkling 3577; Hagen 129; Engelmann, Bibl. Oecon. 53 - Dieses auch noch im 19. Jahrhundert aufgelegte Werk gibt Anleitungen, wie `in einem mittelmäßig guten Bienenjahr von 25 guten Bienenstöcken 100 fl. und in einem recht guten 200 fl. gewonnen werden können, und dennoch jeder Stock in gutem Stande bleibt` (a. d. Titel). Der Autor war Prediger in Kroneneberg v. d. Höhe. - `Er hat sich um fast alle Zweige der Landwirthschaft praktisch, noch mehr aber theoretisch durch seine vielen Schriften verdient gemacht. In Kroneberg ward ihm als großem Pomologen, Bienenzüchter und Schöpfer der dortigen bedeutenden Obstpflanzungen 1860 ein Denkmal errichtet` (ADB IV, 143). Versand D: 4,00 EUR Land- und Forstwirtschaft

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        Mémoires concernant l'Histoire, les Sciences, les Arts, les Moeurs, les Usages, etc des Chinois. TOME VI

      1780. CHEZ NYON L'Ainé. 1780. In-4.Carré. Relié plein cuir. Bon état. Couv. légèrement passée. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur acceptable. 380 pages. 26 planches de figures, dessins, gravures et tableaux, en noir et blanc, hors-texte. Bandeaux, lettrines et culs-de-lampe. Relié plein cuir veau marron. Tranches rouges. Titre, tomaison et caissons dorés sur le dos à 5 nerfs. Encadrements à 3 liserets dorés sur les plats de couverture. Quelques légères épidermures. Traces d'humidité. Musique Chinoise - Représentation de divers Tambours et Instruments - Les 12 Lu et le demi-pied des Hia - Système Musical des Anciens - Main Harmonique - Circulation du Koung - Pierres Sonores ...

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