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        A Voyage to New Guinea, and the Moluccas, from Balambangan: including an Account of Magindano, Sooloo, and other Islands... performed in the Tartar Galley...

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

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        Fragmente uber Capitain Cooks letze Reise und sein Ende [in] Göttingisches Magazin der Wissenschaften und Litteratur. Herausgegeben von Georg Christoph Lichtenberg und Georg Forster...

      Gottingen: bei Johann Christian Dieterich, 1780. 6 parts (Stücke) bound in two volumes, small octavo, with 10 plates (including 5 folding plates: one on blue paper and one folding sheet of music); in blue marbled boards, black labels. First edition: the entire first series of this very important journal which includes an important biographical notice of Captain Cook by his fellow-voyager George Forster, considered "the only man to travel with Cook who embraced the whole critical program of the Enlightenment, and probably the most intelligent and farsighted of them all" (Bernard Smith).Georg Forster's "fragment" on the life of Cook is the first serious biography ever attempted and includes "the earliest authentic and substantial information concerning Cook's Third Voyage, his discovery of Hawaii, and his death at Kealakekua... " (Forbes). Forster co-edited the Göttingisches Magazin with the Anglophile scholar Lichtenberg, whose own biography of Cook, subsequently published as a separate work, also appears here.The importance of this volume to Cook's third voyage is remarkable, including as it does three important biographical studies and an important engraved portrait, as well as the first scientific notice of the natural history of Hawaii, an ornithological treatise by Forster which Forbes notes as "the earliest scientific notice on any aspect of the natural history of Hawaii"). The set also includes both parts of Georg Forster's extremely early account of Tahiti, in part based on the Spanish voyages to Tahiti in the 1770s. A fine set.

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        Memoirs of Thomas Hollis, Esq., F.R. and A.S.S. [&] Appendix to the Memoirs

      London: [Privately published,] 1780 - Quarto (327 × 253 mm) Near contemporary streaked calf by Kalthoeber, ticket, slightly oxidised, verso of front free endpaper of volume I, red morocco lettering -pieces, and green morocco numbering-pieces with red onlay roundel, spines gilt in compartments, scrolled floral corner-pieces, centre-tool featuring an urn, scrolled foliate rolled panel to the boards, bead and chain edge-roll, edges stained yellow, gilt octoglyph and metope roll to the turn-ins, marbled endpapers, original old gold silk page-markers intact. A little rubbed, particularly at the extremities, corners bumped, minor chipping head and tail of the spine, light browning throughout, occasionally a little heavier and with some sporadic foxing, off-setting from some of the plates, two splits to the mezzo of Newton, one along the plate mark,repaired with japanese tissue verso, but overall very good. Engraved frontispiece, dedication leaf, and 34 other plates, many of them portraits, including a fine mezzotint of Isaac Newton, "drawn and scraped by James Macardel from an Original painted by Enoch Seeman", one engraving to the text. First edition. A handsome Large Paper copy of this biographical memoir of the notable eighteenth-century "political propagandist" (ODNB). Hollis (1720–1774) "believed citizenship should be active: individuals had an important role to play in public life. He partly fulfilled this responsibility by charitable work as a governor of Guy's and St Thomas's hospitals, and a guardian of the asylum and Magdalen Hospital He believed that legitimate government was contractual, and that the people as constituent authority were entitled to replace tyrants by new governments. As a republican Hollis provided material for Catharine Macaulay's History of England. Yet he was also a patriotic Englishman and warm supporter of the house of Hanover. His heroes were Elizabeth I, Oliver Cromwell, and Pitt, all of whom extended England's international standing, as well as John Milton, his particular hero". In addition to his charitable work he also pursued a programme of reprinting and distributing literature "from the seventeenth-century republican canon, thus keeping the cause of parliamentary reform alive during a difficult period". He later turned his philanthropy to America, "In 1758 Hollis made his first gift of books to Harvard College For the following fifteen years thousands of books would be sent westward by the most generous donor colonial American libraries were to know" (Marshall, "Thomas Hollis:The Bibliophile As Libertarian," in the Bulletin of the John Rylands Library 66 (2), p.247). Lavishly produced memorial volume, here offered in a splendid period binding. 20th century bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst, Lancashire retail chemist and bibliophile, whose main library of naval history was complemented by a subsidiary collection of eighteenth-century literature in well-preserved contemporary bindings. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Carte des Declinaisons et Inclinaisons de L'Aiguille Aimantee redigee d'apres la table des observations Magnetiques faites par les Voyageurs depuis l' Annee 1775.

      [Paris]. Ca. 1780. Map, copperplate engraving, uncolored, 22 x 22 inches, multiple fold as issued. Good condition: there is light offset from folding, a few small areas in the margin of very light dampstaining which is barely visible (just entering image in a two spots), a few short edge tears well outside of image. This is one sheet of a series, this one showing the eastern coast of Asia, with countries marked from south to north: Cochin Chine, Chine, Coree, Tatarie Chinoise, Tungusi, Tartarie Russe, Kamtchatka, Koriaki and Tschuczki. Among the islands in the Pacific Ocean mapped are:Philippines, Carolines, Hainan, Formose, Lekeyo, Isles du Japon, Isle de Sahalien. At the north east corner the coast of present day Alaska is partially mapped, including Oonalaschka. Much of the mapping of the coast lines reflects a very primitive knowledge, notably in the shapes of Korea and Japan. Compass readings are marked at many points in the ocean. This is apparently from Buffon's "Histoire Naturelle."

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        A Map of the East Indies - From the Best Authorities. [including India, Ceylon, Cambodia, Siam, Sumatra, Borneo, Java, the Philippines]

      [Political Magazine / John Bew],, 1780. [London], [Political Magazine / John Bew], c.1780. Original copper engraved Map. 37 cm wide x 27,2 cm high. Mounted on paper. Very good condition with only the faintest signs of browning. From a wonderful collection of Maps from an old english library (South Shields) - with tiny library stamps to the mounting paper (The stamps are NOT on the maps).

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        Original manuscript catalogue of Books in Mr Christian's Library, August 1780, Mr John Christian's Account from February to August 1772...

      Cumberland: (Workington Hall?), 1780. Tall folio; 405 x 160 mm., 20 pp. (eight of which are blank), manuscript in ink; sewn in old wrappers entitled "Catalogue Books Aug 1780 Many added since" A remarkable insight on the Bounty mutineer's family and intellectual background: the original manuscript catalogue of the library of his cousin John Christian (later Christian Curwen, 1756-1828). John Christian's library, which included about 550 volumes, can be seen to have been dominated by works in the category of 'History, Lives, Novels etc', with as yet few books on agriculture, in which Christian/Curwen, later founder of the Agricultural Society, was later to take such an interest.The library inventory is enlightening for the perspective it provides of the family background of the famous Bounty mutineer. The Christian family were descended from the prominent Christians of Milntown in the Isle of Man, but had been settled in Cumberland for three generations by the time John Christian was born. The family were well-read and educated: Fletcher Christian's uncle Ewan Christian was a barrister, and his elder brother Edward a prominent jurist and Downing professor of laws at Cambridge.The catalogue is accompanied by a single leaf titled on the verso "Mr John Christian's Account from February to August 1772... ", receipted at the foot by Humphry Christian. The account relates to John Christian's education and other costs, at the age of sixteen. They include some routine expenses (clothing, pocket money, hay for his horse), others less so ("Mourning Cloaths for Princess Dowager of Wales") - but of most interest are his purchases of books: four are named (including Smart's Horace), at least one of which appears in the 1780 catalogue.

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        Tangu et Félime. Poeme en IV chants

      Chez Pissot. First edition, illustrated with a frontispiece and 4 thin figures by Marillier engraved by Ponce De Ghendt ... Rare copy fully settled, even for figures.Bound in full morocco marine ca 1860 signed Arnaud. Back with nerves decorated. Gilt title and date. Triple mentoring net on the boards. Rich inner frieze. Gilt edges. Petty traces of friction on the upper joint in the head, head. Very nice copy.La Harpe pulled the bottom of his tale of an Arab poem, which was taken over by the Provencal Fortunatus in the novel and in the early eighteenth: The adventures of Abdalla.Bookplates to nineteenth eccésiastiques weapons, gold on red background with the words Abbatia Janduriarum, Leon rattier. Chez Pissot [Paris] 1780 In-8 (11,5x19cm) 71pp. relié

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        Observations sur le Discours de M. Pringle, Qui termine la Relation des voyages de M. Cook... [in] Traité des fièvres de l'isle de St.-Domingue... Nouvelle édition.

      Paris: de l'Imprimerie Royale, 1780. Octavo, recent half calf. Early and informative published French notice of Captain Cook's findings on diet and scurvy, disseminating information of vital importance for the health of mariners derived from the first and second voyages of discovery. A noted authority on the treatment of scurvy, Poissonnier Desperrières was a Royal physician and professor at Dijon. Persuasive and well positioned to trial novel methods, Desperrières enjoyed a wide correspondence with physicians in Britain and further afield. Significantly, he tested new antiscorbutic diets propounded by of English doctors (including James Lind and David Macbride) aboard French naval vessels, while also conducting experiments of his own design.This book comprises three essays. The first concerns fevers of Saint-Domingo; the second details Desperrières professional experience as a naval surgeon in the treatment of scurvy, while the third essay in principally concerned with the findings of Captain Cook. The second essay is titled Mémoire sur les avantages qu'il y auroit de changer la nourriture des Gens de mer, and includes speculation on the underlying nature of scurvy alongside the author's fascinating experiments at sea.The third essay Observations sur le Discours de M. Pringle is a response to the Royal Society address delivered by Sir John Pringle, and first published in 1776. Aside from its obvious importance in disseminating Cook's findings on scurvy, it is the detailed notes by Desperrières that make the essay an informative addition to the history of nautical medicine. Desperrières stakes his claim to promoting vegetable antiscorbutics, confidently asserting his trials preceded the first voyage of Captain Cook by some years. He lists the vessels on which antiscorbutics were trialled in 1759, and claims his success was followed by that of Cook: 'braver impunément la mer avec le régime végetal, crosier dans l'Inde, sue le côtes de Salé, &c. &c. sans perdre un seul home. Il n'est donc pas étonnant pue M. Cook ait conservé son Equipage avec les mêmes moyens'. Further details of the trial voyages are provided in the preceding essay, so challenging English priority in successfully preventing scurvy at sea. A few old ink spots to the title-page,

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        Kyststraekningen fra Rota til Kap Trafalgar indbefattende Cadiz Bay':.

      - Anonymer Kupferstich, um 1780, 50 x 40,5 Bibliographisch nicht nachweisbar! - Seekarte der südwesteküste Spaniens von Rota in Andaluzien bis Kap Trafalgar. - Oben rechts Titel. - Extrem selten!

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        Carte d'Italie divisèe en ses différents Etats. Dressée sur les mémoires les plus réscents. Par J.B. de la fosse...

      1780. Rarissima carta geografica che raffigura l'Italia, con le due isole Sardegna e Sicilia. In fondo, al centro, piccolo riquadro con l'isola di Malta. Incisione su rame, impressa su due fogli di carta vergata coeva uniti al centro, coloritura coeva dei contorni, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Sconosciuta al Borri. Le mappe incise dal cartografo francese Delafosse risultano sempre di estrema rarità. Etremely rare map by Delafosse showing Italy with Sardinia, Sicily and Corsica. At the bottom Insetmap from Malta. Top right title with decorativ cartousche. Copper engraving, printed on two sheets of contemporary laid paper joined, outlines in original colors, in very good condition. Not listed in Borri - L' Italia Nell' Antica Cartografia 1477-1799. Parigi Paris 680 520

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        Teilansicht, Schloß, "Prospect des Marggräffl. Schlosses zu Schwedt von ferne anzusehen".

      - Kupferstich v. Schleuen, um 1780, 18,5 x 31 Berndt, Märkische Ansichten, Nr. 1725.

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        Usage de Globes- Handwritten Workbook

      nknown, 1780 Book. Good. Hardcover. A unique handwritten volume covering predominantly Astronomy and the Use of Globes. Handwritten in a neat and legible hand, across 400 pages numbered 1-90 and 1-300. Occasionally with blank page breaks but continuous numbering. An interesting specimen, this volume contains exercises, diagrams and notes on science, geography and astronomy. Primarily focusing on the Use of Globes, it contains four diagrams of celestial movements, and pages of charts and lists relating to the planets and stars. Written in French with one passage in English describing the fixed stars of the Lion's Tale and Virgin's Spike. The first 90 pages are concerned with broader geography and written in a question and answer style. The second section contains explanations on the use of Globes both terrestrial and celestial, and the information that can be gleaned from a practical application of this knowledge. Similar in style to 'Introduction to the Use of Globes' by W Field, the text follows an instructivepattern, whereby the information is transcribed and then applied to a series of problems. The author seems to have been working through Thomas Hood's 'The Use of both the Globes, Celestial and Terrestrial' and making a practical collection of notes for personal or educational use. One section is titled 'Responses aux Questions de ''appendixqui est ala suite de l'introduction a l'usage des Globes par mr Molineux', that is,'responses to questionsin theappendix to the introduction of the use of Globes by Molyneux'. Emery Molyneux was an English Elizabethan maker of Globes and his terrestrial andcelestial globes were the first tobe made in England. ThoughMolyneux published his own treatise onGlobes, entitled 'The Globes Celestial andTerrestrialSet Forth in Plano', it has now been lost. In the same year Thomas Hood published 'TheUse of Both the Globes', which referencedMolyneux's works. Because of this we believe it is Hood's work to which the author of thismanuscript is referring. The work has been dated based on the predictionsof celestial movementsmade in the text, up to the year 1800. Condition: In a full mottled calf binding wiith gilt detailing. Externally, worn with loss to leather at extremities and spine. Worn spine label reading 'usage de globes'. Front pastedown with ridge as quirk of binding. Marbled endpapers and pastedowns. Personal label to front pastedown. Internally, generally firmly bound. Approx 100 smaller pages bound in to front and 304full sized pages follwoing, 300 numbered. 2 pages loosening to rear block. Pages bright, generallyclean with marginal age toning andhandling marks. Occasional scattered spots. Creasing to foredge. Overall: GOOD.

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        MÜNCHEN. - Marienplatz. "Vue du Grand Marché vers l'Eglise de Nôtre Dame a Munich". Blick über den Marktplatz auf die Frauenkirche.

      - Altkol. Kupferstich (Guckkastenblatt), um 1780, 27 x 43 cm. Vgl. Slg. Proebst Nr. 349. - Nordwestseite des Marienplatzes, auf dem Platz herrscht reges Treiben mit Fuhrwerken, Reitern, Kutschen, einer Sänfte und zahlreichen Passanten.

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

      S.n 1780 - - S.n, à Londres 1780, in-8 (12,5x20cm), (4) 356pp. et (4) 370pp. et (4) 323pp., 3 volumes reliés. - 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. NB : Cet ouvrage est disponible à la librairie sur demande sous 48 heures. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] first edition. Binders full mottled calf brown vintage. Back with nerves decorated. title Parts and topaison red morocco. A hitch in the volume number part of Volume II. Some scuffs on the boards. Beautiful copy, relatively fine. Essential for bone running from the executive, parliaments, starting with that of Paris, were severely repressed by Louis XV. After the Edict of December 1770 that restricts the rights of Parliaments, Louis XV ordered the arrest and exile of 130 magistrates Parliament of Paris. On 18 January 1771 the Parliament of Paris having reiterated his refusal to sit for ratify the royal decisions, the Keeper of the Seals Maupeou convinced the king to break its systematic opposition. Louis XVI restore the parelmentaires in office in 1774. The book carefully studied the articles of the Edict of 1770 and presents the history of parliaments. (4) 356pp. et (4) 370pp. et (4) 323pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Abhandlung von den Krankheiten der Künstler und Handwerker neu bearbearbeitet und vermehret von Johann Christian Gottlieb Ackermann

      Franzen und J.C. Grosse, Stendal 1780 - Dem Alter entsprechend gut erhaltene Rarität. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Sterre kaert of hemels pleyn, waer door men kan wete hoe laet dat het is over de gehele aertkloot, op alle meridiane en polus hoogte . . .

      Artist: Elwe Jan Barend ( - 1795 ) Amsterdam; issued in : Amsterdam; date: 1792 1780 - - technic: Copper print; colorit: original colored; condition: Very good; size (in cm): 47 x 67,5 - description: Very decorative celestical chart of the projection of the night sky showing all the heavenly bodies and with panels of astrological notations below. The Chameleon, the Phoenix, the Toucan, Grus (the crane), Indus (Indian warrior with spear), Hydrus, Pavo, Paradisea, Triangulum, Musca (the fly), Volans (a flying fish) and Dorado (the goldfish). All figures are mirror imaged, because the chart is drawn as if looking towards the Earth from beyond the stars, rather than drawn from the Earth looking out. Elwe's re-issue of a great chart first published by Johannes van Keulen in 1709 and then by Ottens in 1750. One of the best Dutch celestial charts, that rolls out the entire night sky in a modified Mercator style projection.

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        Broadside. Begins: Patente del habito de el Tercero Orden de Penitencia de Nuestro Seraphico Padre S. Francisco.

      A confraternity publication not listed in Medina, this document certifies that on 14 August 1790 Dr. don Gabriel Gomez [sic] received his habit in the town of Tzintzuntzan, in the province of Michoacan. Confraternities were social and mutual self-help organizations under the very large umbrella of the Catholic Church; membership was usually restricted variously by race, occupation, neighborhood, or ethnicity. Through dues and soliciting alms the confraternities paid for members' funerals, the confraternities' religious festivals, and the maintenance of designated altars and chapels. Printed within a border of type ornaments open at the bottom, this features a woodcut of the Third Order's coat of arms. Rare: No copy traced to a U.S. library. Not in any of the standard bibliographies.

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        \"Vue du Grand Marché vers l`Eglise de Nôtre Dame a Munich\". Blick über den Marktplatz auf die Frauenkirche.

       Altkol. Kupferstich (Guckkastenblatt), um 1780, 27 x 43 cm. Vgl. Slg. Proebst Nr. 349. - Nordwestseite des Marienplatzes, auf dem Platz herrscht reges Treiben mit Fuhrwerken, Reitern, Kutschen, einer Sänfte und zahlreichen Passanten. Versand D: 6,00 EUR BAYERN, Guckkastenblatt, Oberbayern

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        La Pyrotechnie pratique, ou Dialogues entre un amateur des Feux d'Artifice, pour le Spectacle, & un jeune homme curieux de s'en instruire.

      Cellot & Jombert 1780 - In-8 de XXXVIII 1 f.n.ch. 340 pp., veau fauve de l'époque, dos à nerfs orné, pièce de titre de maroquin rouge, tranches marbrées. Bel exemplaire de ce rare traité sur les Feux d'artifice sous forme de dialogues (Philip p. 66). Mémoire descrivant la manière de faire les principales pièces et les plus curieuses qui composent les feux d'artifice. Ouvrage orné d'un tableau replié, représentant les proportions des différents calibres des fusées et de 7 planches gravées repliées de figures variées ; Soleils tournants, Girandoles, Fusées, et matériel de préparation. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Plan der Stadt Doebeln und deren saemtlich eingepfarrten Dorfschaften.

      dat. 1780 - Altkolor. Kupferstich v. G. F. J. Frentzel dat. 1780. 59 x 46 cm. Sehr gut erhalten. Seltener Einblattdruck. * Sehr präziser Stadtplan des Leipziger Kupferstechers Georg Friedrich Jonas Frentzel (1754-Leipzig-1799). Das Blatt zeigt die Stadt mit näherer Umgebung, unten rechts Gesamtansicht mit dem Stadtwappen, oben rechts die Titelkartusche. Sehr gut erhalten. Seltener Einblattdruck.

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        NARRATIVE OF LIEUT. GEN. SIR WILLIAM HOWE, in a Committee of the House of Commons, on the 29th of April, 1779. relative to His Conduct, During His Late Command of the King's Troops in North America: To Which are Added, Some Observations Upon a Pamphlet, Entitled, Letters to a Nobleman

      London: H. Baldwin, 1780. The second edition of this scarce narrative, same year as the first in identical format. 4to, in antique paper covered boards with paper label on spine, original wrappers retained with three shilling price. 110 pp. A very well preserved and collectible copy, rare in this condition, the text still quite fresh and clean, the original wrappers mellowed and with a few repairs, the binding a little worn but solid and sturdy. SCARCE PRINTING RELATING TO THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION. Sir William Howe led his armies to many impressive victories while serving as commander of the British forces, but was severely criticized for his actions after repelling General Washington's forces at Germantown. He and his troops spent the winter comfortably in Philadelphia instead of driving Washington's weakened and unequipped army out of their stronghold at Valley Forge. Sir Henry Clayton replaced Howe as commander-in-chief and the general was recalled to London to defend his actions. A parliamentary investigation led by a number of military men, including Lord Cornwallis and Lord Grey, acquitted Howe of any blame and affirmed that he had done everything possible considering the state of his troops. Howe's narrative to the House of Commons is presented in the first 30 odd pages. The publication also includes Howe's response to Joseph Galloway's charges of incompetence and negligence which Galloway had published as LETTERS TO A NOBLEMAN.

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

      first edition.Binders full mottled calf brown vintage. Back with nerves decorated. title Parts and topaison red morocco. A hitch in the volume number part of Volume II. Some scuffs on the boards. Beautiful copy, relatively fine.Essential for bone running from the executive, parliaments, starting with that of Paris, were severely repressed by Louis XV. After the Edict of December 1770 that restricts the rights of Parliaments, Louis XV ordered the arrest and exile of 130 magistrates Parliament of Paris. On 18 January 1771 the Parliament of Paris having reiterated his refusal to sit for ratify the royal decisions, the Keeper of the Seals Maupeou convinced the king to break its systematic opposition. Louis XVI restore the parelmentaires in office in 1774. The book carefully studied the articles of the Edict of 1770 and presents the history of parliaments. S.n à Londres 1780 in-8 (12,5x20cm) (4) 356pp. et (4) 370pp. et (4) 323pp. 3 volumes reliés

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        Méthode nouvelle et générale pour tracer facilement des Cadrans Solaires sur toutes surfaces planes, en situation quelconque, sans calcul ni embarras d'instrumens. e inoltre: Principes et usages du comput et de l'art de vérifier les dates.

      Chez Pierre Le Baron 1780-1, Caen e Bayeux - In 8° legatura cartonata coeva, pp.(6)-XVI-XVIII-260-(4), due opere in una con diverso frontespizio ma numerazione di pagine continua, 1 bell'antiporta inciso in rame con veduta di monumenti e di una meridiana (Caen?), 23 tavole f.t. con 90 figure incise in rame e numerose tabelle con le fasi lunari n.t. Opera divisa in due opere la prima è composta dai seguenti sette capitoli: Explications démonstratives des nomes & des principes Géométriques dont on s'estservi dans ce Traité; Des principes de la Gnomonique pratique; Du fondement & de la pratique de la méthode générale pour tracer facilement des cadrans Solaires, sur tous plans en situation quelconque où le Soleil peut luire; De l'usage de la méthode générale pour tracer des Cadrans Solaires; Des arcs des signes, & de la maniere de les appliquer sur les Cadrans; (.) méthode pour trouver les Meridiennes horizontale & verticale; & la maniere de s'en servir pour tracer surement par une pratique facile, des Cadrans sur toutes surfaces planes, &c. en situation quelconque où le soleil peut luire; De la construction de la Méridienne horizontale & verticale du temps moyen. La seconda parte è in un solo capitolo: Principes et usage du comput et de l'art de vérifier les dates. Uniforme bruniture all'antiporta e al frontespizio, una firma parzialmente cancellata. Nell'insieme ottimo stato bella carta forte. Prima edizione. (Brunet 1990: volume VI, n. 8.390; Houzeau - Lancaster 2001: n. 11.682) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Carta nuova et ed Esatta Continente quella parte della Costa di Toscana situata dalla Punta di Monte Nero/A new and exact chart . coast of Tuscany

      Artist: ; issued in: ; date: 1780 - - technic: Copper print; colorit: original colored; condition: 2 tears on the left side, 1 on right side, all are perfectly restored; size in cm : 50,5 x 73,5 - description: Map shows the coast of Tuscany with the city of Livorno until Mont Nero

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        Map of the World

      1780. Engraving, fine hand colour, in excellent condition. ? ? 370 210

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        A Chart of the Islands in the Middle Part of the Indian Ocean

      London, 1780. unbound. Sea chart. Uncolored copper plate engraving. Image measures 19.5" x 29.5". This sea chart of the middle Indian Ocean is as rare as it is beautiful. It covers the area just east of Madagascar through to the British Indian Ocean Territory, and from the southern part of the Maldives down to Mauritius and Bourbon (Reunion) Islands. Within this expanse of water, islands, banks, and soundings communicate the knowledge of the ocean the British had gained by the late 18th century. The invention of steamships in the middle of the century had benefited both trade and tourism by making travel more manageable. Ships carrying ebony, teakwood, tea, and other goods sailed amongst these islands, and charts such as this would have aided their journeys. At the time, many of these islands were uninhabited, but they would come to play an important part in the conflicts between Britain and France in the Napoleonic Wars. The chart is divided vertically into quarters by rhumb lines radiating from three implicit compasses topped with fleur-de-lis. In addition to this navigational information, this map also includes historical details, such as the track of a frigate over the Nazareth Bank in 1773, and notes at the bottom that "the distances of places are measured as in a Mercator's Chart."<BR><BR>The map is in very good condition and has wide margins. Center fold reinforced with Japanese tissue, some wax stains. Manuscript notes include several pin holes along a track north from Mauritius Island circled in pencil. Overall a beautiful copy. The chart appeared as one of 46 in "A New Directory for the East Indies" published by Henry Gregory, a London-based maker of mathematical instruments who purchased the maps and business of William Herbert (1718-1795). This directory was designed for professional rather than popular use and valued in commercial as well as military navigation. As many of these maps were destroyed by the wear and tear of sea travel, this chart of the Indian Ocean is a rare and lovely witness to commerce and culture in the late 18th century.

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        Mémoire sur la manière de reconnaitre les différentes espèces de pouzzolane, et de les employer dans les constructions sous l'eau et hors de l'eau ; pour servir de Suite et de Supplément aux Recherches sur la Pouzzolane de M. Faujas de Saint-Fond

      [2]-52-[3] pp., 2 pl. sur A Amsterdam et Paris, chez Nyon, 1780, in-8, [2]-52-[3] pp, 2 pl. sur cuivre, couverture d'attente vieux rose de l'époque, Édition originale. 2 planches gravées au trait, l'une figurant les outils liés à l'emploi de la pouzzolane, la seconde représentant des ouvriers formant des carreaux. En tant que volcanologue Barthélémy Faujas de Saint-Fond s'est intéressé à la pouzzolane, produit des volcans, roche légère, qui a la particularité, employée sous l'eau, de devenir très résistante et quasiment indestructible ; elle est à l'origine de la fabrication de certains ciments, dont l'auteur décrit la composition et l'emploi, notamment dans la construction des ports, aqueducs, citernes et bassins, terrasses et sols en rez-de-chaussé. Né à Montélimar (1741-1819), Faujas de Saint-Fond fit ses études à Lyon. Il se lia d'amitié avec Buffon, qui le fit nommer au Jardin du Roi puis au poste de commissaire royal pour les mines et carrières ; ainsi membre officiel du personnel du Muséum, il en devint l'un des professeurs. Sa charge lui permit de voyager dans toute l'Europe et d'en rapporter un grand nombre de renseignements ; il fut également un fervent partisan des frères Montgolfier et des expériences aérostatiques. Couverture fragile avec petits manques. Ward et Carozzi, n° 780.

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        Vue de la ville de Zurich, prise sur le lac.

      (Paris, l'Imprimerie de Clousier, rue Saint-Jacques, ) 1780 - Kupferstich von François Dequevauviller (1745-1807). Bildgrösse: 21,5 x 35,2 cm. Blattgrösse: 32,8 x 49,5 cm. Aus dem Ansichtenwerk "Tableaux de la Suisse", No. 99 von Beat Fidel Zurlauben. - Blatt leicht stockfleckig.

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        Die Baum Allee zu Mannheim / La Promenade à Mannheim. [Guckkastenblatt].

       o. J., ca. 1780. Altcolorierter Kupfer von B. F. Leizel.Altcolorierter Kupfer von B. F. Leizel bei Georg Balthasar Probst. 1 Blatt mit Rahmen und Passepartout. Bild ca. 42 x 32 cm. Mit Rahmen: ca. 60 x 50 cm. Siehe Foto. Versand D: 5,90 EUR

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        Vida, y Martyrio del siervo de dios Pedro Borguny Mallorquin, martyrisado en Argel a los 30 Agosto 1654. Dividida en dos partes.

      En Roma, por Miquel Angel Barbiellini a la Minerva, 1780. - in-4. 1f. XVI. 143pp. Vélin de l'époque, pièce de titre. Edition Originale de la première biographie de Pedro Borguny (1628-1654), illustre figure mallorquine du 17e siècle. Originaire de Palma, ce fils de bonne famille était parti à l'aventure, dès son plus jeune âge, à bord des navires marchands qui sillonaient la Méditerranée; fait prisonnier par des pirates arabes, il fut réduit en esclavage une première fois en Alger où il passa trois années avant d'être libéré une première fois grâce aux efforts de son père. Revenu à Mallorca, il se maria mais, devenu veuf peu après et forcé de quitter son île natale en raison de son implication dans une rixe, il s'installa à Valencia comme négociant de tissus, reprenant ses voyages maritimes et caressant l'espoir de libérer ses anciens compagnons d'esclavage encore retenus prisonniers à Oran. C'est en organisant une expédition de libération qu'il fut à nouveau fait prisonnier en Alger. Après plusieurs années de captivité, menacé d'être envoyé à Constantinople et de perdre tout espoir d'être libéré, Borguny céda aux instances de ses geôliers et il se convertit à l'islam mais quelques mois plus tard, pris de remords, il renia publiquement sa conversion auprès du Dey d'Alger. Il mourut en martyr, brûlé vif, le 30 août 1654. Ses reliques, ramenées à Paris par les soins d'un religieux présent au moment du supplice, furent rapatriées à Palma de Mallorca en 1750 et la présente biographie fut rédigée d'après les documents consultés par l'auteur à Rome, où il la fit imprimer. Le feuillet de dédicace ("Dedicase este libro al muy ilustre Ayuntamiento de la Ciudad de Palma y Reyno de Mallorca") semble avoir été rajouté après l'impression et ne figure pas dans tous les exemplaires, mais il est bien présent ici. Rousseurs éparses. Bon exemplaire dans son vélin d'origine, probablement italien. Palau, 196029 (qui ne décrit pas le f. de dédicace). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        The Bible in miniuture [sic] or a concise history of the Old and New Testaments

      London: E. Newbery (colophon: pr. by Crowder & Hemsted), 1780. 24mo (4.5 cm, 1.75"). Engr. t.-p., 256 pp.; 14 plts. First edition, second state of this tiny volume, published by => Elizabeth Newbery and described by Adomeit as "probably the best-known miniature Bible." The three variants of the 1780 edition were the first such to appear from this woman printer, the present example featuring => 14 engraved plates, as well as engraved main and New Testament title-pages.         Adomeit B27; ESTC T127074. Contemporary mottled calf, spine with gilt-stamped bands; boards slightly sprung, leather with mild cracking. Back free endpaper with Japanese bookseller's small silver ticket. Light foxing and occasional spots of staining only. => A solid, pleasing copy of a less commonly seen variant of this popular thumb Bible.

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        PHILIPPE LOUIS PARIZEAU (1740 - 1801). - Zeichenschule. "Ier, IIe, IIIe Cahier De Principe de Dessin d'après Nature". Drei Hefte zu je vier Blättern einer Zeichenschule.

      - Kupferstiche mit Crayonmanier in Rötel von Roubillac nach Ph.L. Parizeau bei Chereau, Paris, um 1780, je ca. 37 x 24 cm (Plattenkante). Die ersten 3 Hefte (fortlaufend und komplett) von insgesamt 7 Heften; Nagler, Parizeau: "Roubillac hat ein Zeichenbuch nach ihm gestochen, 28 Blätter in Krayonmanier" (davon vorhanden: 12); Nagler, Roubiillac 3; nicht in der Ornamentstichsammlung Berlin. - Vorhanden: 1. Heft: Nr.1, Augen; Nr. 2, Nasen; Nr. 3, Münder; Nr. 4, Ohren. 2. Heft: Nrn. 1 - 4, Verschiedene Teile des Kopfes unter vielfältigen Blickwinkeln. 3. Heft: Nrn. 1 - 4, Die Proportionen des kompletten Kopfes unter verschiedenen Blickwinkeln, mit ins Oval eingezeichneten Maßstäben bzw. Linien (jeweils links die Vorzeichnung, rechts die vollendete Zeichnung). - In den Rändern mit verschiedenen Alters- bzw. Gebrauchsspuren, 1 Bl. (Ohren) mit Randausriß bis zur Plattenkante und Einriß bis in ein Ohr. Aus dem Nachlaß des Malers Carl August Riedel (1764-1838), Landbauinspektor in Ansbach, Kreisbau- und Regierungsrat in Bayreuth. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Darmstadt 1780.

      - Watercolour drawing depicting bridge crossing the river with the city in the background and fishermen and farmers in the front. 27,5x20. Framed.

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        JEAN BAPTISTE HUET (1745 - 1811). - Kinder. "Proportions de l'Enfant, Huitième Cahier". Vier Blättern einer Zeichenschule.

      - Kupferstiche mit Crayonmanier in Rötel von J.B. Huet bei Bonnet, Paris, um 1780, je ca. 25 x 20 cm (Plattenkante). Vorhanden: 1. Titelblatt, oben rechts "No. 405"; Proportionen eines Kinderkörpers von vorne und hinten, dazu 2 Kinderköpfchen; darüber als Fries 2 Löwen mit 2 Schlangen. 2. "2e. Feuille": 2 Amoretten in einer Schmiede, mit Köcher und Pfeilen bzw. einem Schild; darunter Proportionsstudien eines kleinen, die Flöte spielenden Fauns und einer Amorette, dazu Füße und Rücken. 3. "3e. Feuille": 2 Amoretten auf einem Delphin, darunter 3 Handstudien. "4e. Feuille": 5 Amoretten spielen mit einem liegenden Ziegenbock und mit Weintrauben; darunter ein nach links stehendes Pferd. - In den Rändern leichte Gebrauchsspuren, Bl. 1 mit hinterlegtem Löchlein, Bl. 3 z.T. leicht fleckig, Bl. 4 mit 2 hinterlegten dünnen Stellen. Aus dem Nachlaß des Malers Carl August Riedel (1764-1838), Landbauinspektor in Ansbach, Kreisbau- und Regierungsrat in Bayreuth.

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        The Morals Of Confucius, A Chinese Philosopher. Who flourished about five Hundred Years before the coming of Christ. Being one of the choicest Pieces of Learning remaining of that Nation.

      FIRST EDITION THUS. 1 vol., 6-3/4" x 4", lacks the engraved frontis otherwise complete. Bound in contemporary full sheep over cords, rebacked at an earlier date, gilt lettered red morocco spine label.A spurious 18th C imprint copying the original 1691 date of publication.

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        Teilansicht, Alter Markt, "Prospect von Dresden nach der Ansicht eines Theils des alten Marckts, von der Seiten der Heil. Creuz Kirchen und des neuen Thors. - Vue de dresde .".

      - altkol. Kupferstich ( Guckkasten ) v. G- F. Riedel n. Langwagen b. Acad. Imp. in Augsburg, um 1780, 26,5 x 37

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        Atlas de toutes les parties connues du globe terrestre. (Genf, um 1780). 2 Bll., 28 S. Mit 50 doppels. Kupferstichkarten von R. Bonne (dav. 31 grenzkolor.) und 23 teils mehrf. gefalt. Tabellen . 4°. Pp. d. Zt. (VDeckel lose, etw. lädiert).

      1780 - Brunet IV, 1126; Sabin 68080; Phillips 5992.- Atlasband zu der von G.T.F. Raynal herausgegebenen 'Histoire philosophique et politique des établissemens et du commerce des Europeéns dans les deux Indes'.- Komplettes und von innen schönes Exemplar (mit den meist fehlenden Tabellen am Schuss).- Enthält 2 Weltkarten (davon eine in zwei Hemisphären, 2 1/2 Blatt groß), 8 Europa-, 10 Asien-, 7 Afrika- und 23 Amerikakarten.- Die Tabellen teils leicht gebräunt und knittrig, 2 Karten mit kleinen Fehlstellen im breiten weissen Fußsteg, vorderer Vorsatz gelockert und mit mehreren Schriftzügen. Gewicht in Gramm: 500

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        Histoire philosophique et politique des établissemens et du commerce des Européens dans les deux Indes

      - Chez Jean-Léonard Pellet, à Geneve 1780, in-8, xvj ; 482pp. et (4) viij ; 582pp. et (4) viij ; 580pp. et (4) viij ; 472pp. et (4) vij ; 405pp. et (4) viij ; 484pp. (4) xvj ; 540pp. et (4) viij ; 548pp. et viij ; 412pp. et vj ; 538pp., 10 volumes reliés. - Terza ed ultima edizione, la migliore e più completa al testo, portando il numero di volumi pubblicati fino al 10 contro 7. Il lavoro è apparso in una versione di lusso, a 4 (alcune stampe in-8 erano anche più spessi di carta e di qualità superiore, lo fa la nostra) e una versione più modesta. Dieci copricapo da Moreau giovane il cui ritratto di Raynal Volume 1 da regravés Cochin da Lardy. Demi Avana pelle di pecora di tempo in piccoli angoli. indietro liscio decorato con reti dorate, parte del titolo in marocchino rosso, e il numero del volume in pelle nera. macchie sparse. Pubblicato per la prima volta nel 1771 in 7 volumi, la storia filosofica delle Indie è stato un enorme successo in tutta Europa e in America; il suo successo è dovuto principalmente alla severa critica del colonialismo, lo sfruttamento, la schiavitù e il mercantilismo. Fu condannato a essere rimosso per ordine del Consiglio del 19 dicembre 1779 e il condannato al fuoco con decreto del Parlamento di Parigi il 25 maggio 1781. Libro emblema dei Lumi, in posa come una storia del commercio internazionale, il lavoro è prima ogni declamazione violenta contro il colonialismo europeo e l'arroganza, la schiavitù e l'asservimento dei popoli, contro la chiesa che assiste in l'ipocrisia europea. Ora sappiamo che Diderot ha lavorato fin dalla prima edizione e ha supervisionato l'organizzazione di testi, ha perfezionato nella terza edizione (aggiunta di molti testi dalla sua penna e quella degli altri dipendenti, tale Holbach), trasformando il lavoro iniziale in una vera e propria macchina da guerra dei filosofi di partito. Il libro è, inoltre, non qu'accusations, invece che cerca e desidera ardentemente anche pacifiche soluzioni, gli accordi tra le nazioni. La storia non ingannato perché vive in Raynal promotore della Rivoluzione francese. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Troisième et dernière édition, la meilleure et la plus complète quant au texte, portant le nombre de volumes à 10 contre 7 parus jusqu'alors. L'oeuvre parut dans une version luxueuse, in-4 (certains tirages in-8 ont par ailleurs un papier plus épais et de plus grande qualité et n'ont pas la même collation, c'est le cas du nôtre) et dans une version plus modeste. Dix frontispices par Moreau Le jeune dont le portrait de Raynal au tome 1 par Cochin regravé par Lardy.  Reliure en demi basane brune marbrée d'époque. Dos lisses ornés de filets dorés, pièce de titre en maroquin rouge et de tomaison de cire noire. Manque en tête du tome 7. Coiffe de tête du tome IX en partie élimée ; tête du tome X élimée. Coiffe de queue du tome VI arasée, et manque en queue du tome VII. Mors inférieur du tome I fendu et ouvert en queue sur la moitié du volume. Mors supérieur du tome I fendu en tête. Rousseurs éparses. Trace d'une pâle mouillure sur les 25 premières pages du tome I, jusqu'à la p.vi du tome II, sur le frontispice du tome VI, sur celui du tome VII, jusqu'à la p. viij du tome IX, jusqu'à la p. 3 du tome X. Pièces de tomaison frottées, la septième illisible. Malgré les nombreux défauts cités, série agréable et restant décorative. Publiée pour la première fois en 1771 en 7 volumes, l'Histoire philosophique des deux Indes a connu un succès fulgurant dans toute l'Europe et l'Amérique ; son succès est essentiellement dû à la critique sévère du colonialisme, de l'exploitation, de l'esclavage et du mercantilisme. Il fut condamné à être supprimé par arrêt du Conseil du 19 décembre 1779 et condamné au feu par arrêt du Parlement de Paris du 25 mai 1781. Livre emblème du siècle des Lumières, se présentant comme une histoire du commerce international, l'oeuvre est avant tout un violent brûlot contre le colonialisme européen et son arrogance, l'esclavagisme et l'asservissement des peuples, contre l'Eglise qui prête son concours à l'hypocrisie européenne. On sait aujourd'hui que Diderot a collaboré dès la première édition et qu'il a supervisé l'organisation des textes, qu'il perfectionnera dans la troisième édition (en ajoutant de nombreux textes de sa plume et de celles d'autres collaborateurs, tel D'Holbach), transformant l'oeuvre initiale en une véritable machine de guerre du parti des philosophes. Le livre n'est d'ailleurs nullement qu'accusations, il cherche au contraire et implore même des solutions pacifiques, d'ententes entre les peuples. L'histoire ne s'y trompa pas puisqu'elle vit en Raynal un promoteur de la Révolution française. Il faut enfin noter que l'ouvrage concerne le commerce mondial, aussi bien en Amérique du Sud, qu'en Asie et en Europe, et tous les pays sont étudiés et représentés, le Pérou et le Chili par exemple.

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        Atlas de toutes les parties connues du globe terrestre, dressé pour l'Histoire philosophique & politique des établissmens & du commerce des Européens dans les deux Indes

      Atlas de toutes les parties connues du globe terrestre, dressé pour l'Histoire philosophique & politique des établissements & du commerce des Européens dans les deux Indes. (wahrscheinlich Paris 1780). Halbleder, 8, 24 Seiten + 48 Karten. Einband fleckig, Papier vergilbt. Farbschnitt. Format 24 x 20 cm. Ergänzungsband zu Raynals "Histoire philosophique" (1770-1789).

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        no titel

      Artist: ; issued in: ; date: 1780 - - technic: Copper print; colorit: original colored; condition: Very good; size in cm : 42 x 31 - description: Coat of arms of Graf Metternich Winnebourg Beilstein,Graf Taafe,Freiherrn:Bechinie,Berchtoldt,Beischin,Born,Briel,Dobrzensky,Dubsky,Ebenn,Ehrenburg,Engelhart,Feuerstein,Freyenfels,Fünfkirchen,Gerzabek,Göldlin,Helversen,Hentschell,

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        Prospect des Waysenhauses in Berlin nebst der Gegend ausser dem Stralower Thor. - Vue de la Maison .

      - altkol. Kupferstich ( Guckkasten ) v. G. Riedel n. Rosenberg b. Acad. Imp. in Augsburg, um 1780, 29,5 x 40 Ernst, Rosenberg, J. G., Nr. 27; siehe auch Rave, Nr. 1. - Hier vorliegend als seitenverkehrte, verkleinerte Ansicht nach Rosenberg. - Links Blick zum Waisenhaus ( ehem. Friedrichshospital ) mit der Waisenhauskirche. Mittig die Waisenbrücke ( auch früher Blocks- bzw. Hospitalbrücke.), dahinter die Inselspeicher. Im Vordergrund ein Verladeplatz für Bauholz. Rechts die Zuckersiederei. - Altgerahmt.

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         Specimens of the Ancient Sculpture and Painting, now remaining in this Kingdom.

      CARTER, John. Specimens of the Ancient Sculpture and Painting, now remaining in this Kingdom, from the earliest period to the reign of Henry ye VIII consisting of Statues, Bassorelievos, Brasses &c. Paintings on Glass and on Walls &c. a description of each subject, some of which by Gentlemen of Leterary [sic] abilities, and well versed in the Antiquities of this Kingdom whose names are prefixed to their Essays. This Work is designed to shew the Rise & Progress of Sculpture and Painting in England, to explain obscure and doubtful parts of History, and preserve the Portraits of great and eminent Personages. The Drawings mad from the original Subjects and Engrave'd by Iohn Carter.Published as the act directs by John Carter Wood St. Westminster.November ye 1st 1780 First Edition, published in parts, [1780-1787] now bound two vols in one. Vol I:[4] (iv) [2] Pp60 [blank between vols] Vol II: [4](iv) Pp70. Engraved Frontis and Title page with a further 57 plates [some of which coloured]to each volume. Vol.II dated "Jany. 1st. 1787", but the dates of the plates in Vol.I range from 1780-86, in vol.2 from 1787-94. With a list of subscribers to each vol. Both volumes completely unsigned throughout and plates unnumbered . Recently bound in half calf with marbled boards, new endpapers. Blind stamped spine in six compartments with black label gilt; "Carter Sculpt." Approx 45cm x 30 cm x 7 cm elephant folio sized volume. Condition is generally Very Good, with the plates, which are mainly printed on very heavy paper stock remaining in the majority crisp and clean. The text pages, on thinner paper, show more signs of toning and offsetting in places, with some pages darkened. This is an extraordinary and very uncommon work; we have never seen another copy offered for sale.

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        The Army and Navy Gentleman's Companion; or a New and Complete Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Fencing.

      printed for James Lavers, No.10 Strand, London - Displaying the Intricacies of Small-Sword Play; and Reducing the Art to the most Easy & Familiar Principles by regular progressive Lessons. Illustrated by Mathematical Figures, and Adorned with elegant Engravings after paintings from Life, executed in the most masterly Manner representing every material Attitude of the Art. Engraved title, engraved frontispiece by James Newton after James Sowerby, 16 double-page plates and three single-page plates by Newton after McArthur. First Edition. 4to. [269 x 213 x 30 mm]. [1]f, xxiv, 159 pp. Bound in contemporary straight-grained red goatskin, the covers with a gilt fillet border. Smooth spine divided into six panels by two gilt fillets and a pallet, lettered in the second, the others with a small star, the edges of the boards hatched in gilt, the turn-ins tooled with a gilt roll, marbled endleaves, gilt edges. (Headcaps repaired, a little rubbed and darkened in patches). Thimm p.172. Pardoel 427. Some offsetting on the double-page plates and the frontispiece and title, and some light browning caused by the tissue guards. A very good copy bound in contemporary red goatskin. The dedication is dated 2d December 1780. ESTC records only eight copies of this first edition, at the British Library, Trinity College Cambridge, National Library of Scotland, Cleveland Public Library, John Hopkins University, Library of Virginia, Society of the Cincinnati and Yale. A second edition was published by John Murray in 1784. John McArthur (1755-1840) entered the navy in 1778 and enjoyed a long and distinguished career, rising to become secretary to Viscount Hood and purser of the flagship Victory. He offered this treatise on fencing as all others that he had perused "have been published by Professors, or Teachers of that art, and are incomprehensible to young learners; owing to the intricate manner they have made choice of, in describing the different movements, parades, and thrusts, which should be rendered as simple and easy as the nature of the Art would admit". The plates are after his own drawings. His other publications included A Treatise on the Principles and Practice of Naval Court-Martial (1792) and The Life of Admiral Lord Nelson (1809). [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: George Bayntun ABA ILAB PBFA]
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        Saulus Triumph über Davids Sieg. Radierung

       1780. In der Platte signiert \"B. Rode\" und datiert \"1780\". In der Platte bezeichnet \"Triumph Davied und Sauls / 1. Buch Samuelis 18. Cap.\". Kräftiger, leuchtender Druck mit Rand um die Plattenkante auf kräftigem Büttenpapier. 39 x 55,6 cm (Plattengröße). Papier: 42,2 x 59 cm. Nagler 13. Großformatiges, vielfiguriges Blatt mit malerischer Hell-Dunkel-Wirkung des Berliner Historienmalers Rode. - Rode erhielt eine vierjährige Ausbildung in der Werkstatt des Hofmalers Antoine Pesne, der damals der einflussreichste Maler in Berlin und Brandenburg war. 1756 wurde Rode Mitglied der Berliner Akademie der Künste, zu dessen Direktor er 1783 berufen wurde. Er verwendete Motive aus dem Alten und Neuen Testament, der griechischen und römischen Mythologie, der Geschichte vom Mittelalter bis hin zu aktuellen Ereignissen seiner Zeit sowie aus der zeitgenössischen Literatur. Seit den 1750er Jahren bildete Rode sich autodidaktisch in der Radiertechnik aus, wobei er Rembrandt zu seinem Vorbild nahm. Er ätzte die Platte in mehreren Stufen, später gab er diese Methode gelegentlich auf, indem er die Hauptmotive ätzte, andere Partien aber, meist die Hintergründe, als Kaltnadelradierungen behandelte. Er stach häufig nach eigenen Gemälden, um seine Kunst so einem größeren Käuferkreis anbieten zu können. - An der Blattkante ist das Papier an einigen Stellen gebrochen. Ein kleiner Wasserfleck am Unterrand. Kleinere Braunflecken vorwiegend im Randbereich. Zwei kleine Einrisse hinterlegt. Verso am Oberrand mit zwei kleinen Montagestreifen. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Berlin, Historienmaler, Saulus Triumph über Davids Sieg, 18. Jahrhundert,

      [Bookseller: Kunstantiquariat Joachim Lührs]
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        Methodische Anweisung zur Schönschreiberei

      Dresden, Drucker H. W. Harpetern 1780 - Qu.-8°, Tit., 2 Bll., IV, 18 Seiten u. 12 num. Kupfertafeln, Hlwd., Rückenverg., Doede 207: &#132;Nach Breitkopf von C. G. Werner so schön in Kupfer gestochen, als sie geschrieben sind&#147; (nennt 23 Tafeln und einen zweiten Teil mit 18 Tafeln, verweist auf ein Exemplar im Svenska Skolmuseet Stockholm). Vgl. Berlin 4943. - Kurrent- Kanzlei- und Zierschriften sowie attraktive, maßvolle Federzüge [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Dietrich Schneider-Henn]
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        The Bible in miniuture [sic] or a concise history of the Old and New Testaments

      London: E. Newbery (colophon: pr. by Crowder & Hemsted), 1780. 24mo (4.5 cm, 1.75"). Engr. t.-p., 256 pp.; 14 plts. First edition, second state of this tiny volume, published by => Elizabeth Newbery and described by Adomeit as "probably the best-known miniature Bible." The three variants of the 1780 edition were the first such to appear from this woman printer, the present example featuring => 14 engraved plates, as well as engraved main and New Testament title-pages.         Adomeit B27; ESTC T127074. Contemporary mottled calf, spine with gilt-stamped bands; boards slightly sprung, leather with mild cracking. Back free endpaper with Japanese bookseller's small silver ticket. Light foxing and occasional spots of staining only. => A solid, pleasing copy of a less commonly seen variant of this popular thumb Bible.

      [Bookseller: Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts Co]
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