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        Politisches Journal nebst Anzeige von gelehrten und andern Sachen [Politisches Journal nebst einem gelehrten Anzeiger]. Jahrgänge 1(1781) bis 14(1794) gebunden in 28 Bänden (je Jahrgang 2 Teilbände mit zus. zwölf Monats-Stücken).

      Hoffmann\'sche Buchhandlung, Hamburg 1781-1794. je Jahrgang ca. 1100-1200 S., Kl.-8°, Jahrgänge 1781 bis 1792: Halbledereinbände der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung und fünf Bünden, marmorierte Deckel. Jahrgänge 1793 u. 1794: sauber und fachmännisch neu eingebunden in marmorierte Pappbände mit aufgezogener Broschur, die Halbleder-Einbände teils berieben und bestoßen, Rücken / Kanten teils auch stärker beschabt, Papier teils gebräunt und etwas stockfleckig, ansonsten gut erhaltene Reihe, (Jahrgang 1794 ohne die Monatsstücke 2,11,12.), Versand D: 4,90 EUR

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        Three letters to Lord Viscount Howe : with remarks on the attack at Bunker's Hill : to which is added a comparative view of the conduct of Lord Cornwallis and General Howe.

      Printed for G. Wilkie, at no. 71, in St. Paul's Church Yard., London. 1781 - Slim 8vo. [1] 48 pages [last leaf inner margin stain] rebound half brown calf. [published anonymous by Israel Mauduit. sometimes erroneously attributed to Joseph Galloway.] [Howe, Richard Howe Earl,1726-1799. Howe, William Howe Viscount 1729-1814. Cornwallis, Charles Cornwallis Marquis 1738-1805. Bunker Hill, Battle of, Boston, Mass., 1775. Revolution, 1775-1783.] Referenced Sabin, 46927. A Good Copy. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A RARE, CONSECUTIVE, ILLUMINATING RUN OF LAWS ENACTED BY THE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA DURING THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION AND THROUGH APRIL 1790

      LAWS ENACTED IN THE SIXTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE REPRESENTATIVES OF THE FREEMEN OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA, AT THE SITTING WHICH COMMENCED AT PHILADELPHIA ON MONDAY THE TWENTY-SECOND DAY OF OCTOBER, AND CONTINUED BY ADJOURNMENTS TO FRIDAY, THE TWENTY-EIGHTH DAY OF DECEMBER, [1781]. Philadelphia: Hall and Sellers. 1782. Folio. 8pp, as issued. 'Vol. II' printed on title page. Evans 17659. NAIP w007067 [4]. [bound with] LAWS ENACTED IN THE SECOND SITTING OF THE SIXTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA WHICH COMMENCED AT PHILADELPHIA, ON MONDAY, THE ELEVENTH DAY OF FEBRUARY, [1782]. [Philadelphia: Hall and Sellers. 1782]. Folio, caption title [as issued]. Pages [9]-81, [2- Table of Acts], [1 blank] pp. Evans 17660. NAIP w023483 [4]. [bound with] LAWS ENACTED IN THE THIRD SITTING OF THE SIXTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA WHICH COMMENCED AT PHILADELPHIA, ON THURSDAY, THE FIRST DAY OF AUGUST, [1782]. [Philadelphia: Hall and Sellers. 1782]. Folio, caption title [as issued]. Pages [85]-110, [1- Table of Acts], [1 blank] pp. Evans 17661. NAIP w023484 [3]. [bound with] LAWS ENACTED IN THE SEVENTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE REPRESENTATIVES OF THE FREEMEN OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA, WHICH COMMENCED AT PHILADELPHIA, ON MONDAY, THE TWENTY-EIGHTH DAY OF OCTOBER, [1782]. Philadelphia: Hall and Sellers. 1782. Folio. [3], 116-126 pp, as issued. Evans 17662. NAIP w023485 [3]. [bound with] LAWS ENACTED IN THE SECOND SITTING OF THE SEVENTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA, WHICH COMMENCED AT PHILADELPHIA, ON WEDNESDAY, THE FIFTEENTH DAY OF JANUARY, [1783]. [Philadelphia: Hall and Sellers. 1783]. Folio. [1], 128-183, [1 blank] pp. Caption title, as issued. Our copy paginates '184' correctly. Evans 18094. NAIP w023486 [3]. [bound with] LAWS ENACTED IN THE THIRD SITTING OF THE SEVENTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA, WHICH COMMENCED AT PHILADELPHIA, ON THURSDAY, THE FOURTEENTH DAY OF AUGUST, [1783]. [Philadelphia: Hall and Sellers. 1783]. Folio. [185]-254, [2- Table of Acts] pp. Caption title, as issued. Two rubberstamps on margin of title page. Evans 18095. NAIP w023487 [3]. [bound with] LAWS ENACTED IN THE FIRST SITTING OF THE EIGHTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY, OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA, WHICH COMMENCED AT PHILADELPHIA, ON MONDAY, THE TWENTY-SEVENTH DAY OF OCTOBER, [1783]. [Philadelphia: Thomas Bradford. 1783]. Folio. [255]-270, [1- Table of Acts], [1 blank] pp. Caption title, as issued. Evans 18096. NAIP w023488 [3]. [bound with] LAWS ENACTED IN THE SECOND SITTING OF THE EIGHTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY, OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA, WHICH COMMENCED AT PHILADELPHIA, ON TUESDAY THE THIRTEENTH DAY OF JANUARY, [1784]. [Philadelphia: Thomas Bradford. 1784]. Folio. [271]-368 [i.e., 369, with pagination of page 362 repeated], [1 blank], iii, [1 blank] pp. Caption title, as issued. Evans 18681. NAIP w023489 [4]. [bound with] LAWS ENACTED IN THE THIRD SITTING OF THE EIGHTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY, OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA, WHICH COMMENCED AT PHILADELPHIA, ON TUESDAY THE TWENTIETH DAY OF JULY, [1784]. [Philadelphia: Thomas Bradford. 1784]. Folio. [371]-399, [1 blank], ii pp. Caption title, as issued. Evans 18682. NAIP w023550 [3]. [bound with] LAWS ENACTED IN THE FIRST SITTING OF THE NINTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY, OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA, WHICH COMMENCED AT PHILADELPHIA, ON THE TWENTY-FIFTH DAY OF OCTOBER, [1784]. Folio. [401]-415, [1] pp. Caption title as issued. Evans 18683. NAIP w020616 [3]. [bound with] LAWS ENACTED IN THE SECOND SITTING OF THE NINTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY, OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA, WHICH COMMENCED AT PHILADELPHIA, ON THE FIRST DAY OF FEBRUARY, [1785]. Folio. [417]-587, [1 blank] pp. Caption title as issued, lacking the Table of Acts at the end [iv pp]. Evans 19160. NAIP w020618 [4]. [bound with] LAWS ENACTED IN THE THIRD SITTING OF THE NINTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY, OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA, WHICH COMMENCED AT PHILADELPHIA, ON TUESDAY THE TWENTY-THIRD DAY OF AUGUST, [1785]. [Philadelphia: Bradford. 1785]. Folio. [589]-704 pp. Caption title as issued. Lacking the Table of Acts at the end [iii pp]. Evans 19161. NAIP w023490 [6]. [offered with] LAWS ENACTED IN THE FIRST SITTING OF THE TENTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY, OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA, WHICH COMMENCED AT PHILADELPHIA, ON MONDAY THE TWENTY-FOURTH DAY OF OCTOBER, [1785]. [Philadelphia: Thomas Bradford. 1785]. 8, [1], [1 blank] pp. Folio. Caption title, as issued. Light rubberstamps to title page. With material on "the disturbances at Wyoming." Evans 19885. NAIP w020617 [6]. [bound with] LAWS ENACTED IN THE SECOND SITTING OF THE TENTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA, WHICH COMMENCED AT PHILADELPHIA, ON THE TWENTY-FIRST DAY OF FEBRUARY [1786]. [Philadelphia: Thomas Bradford. 1786]. Folio. Caption title, as issued. [9]-87, [1 blank], 4 pp. Evans 19886. NAIP w020619 [5]. [bound with] LAWS ENACTED IN THE THIRD SITTING OF THE TENTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA, WHICH COMMENCED AT PHILADELPHIA, ON THE TWENTY-SECOND DAY OF AUGUST, [1786]. [Philadelphia: Thomas Bradford. 1786]. Folio, caption title as issued. [89]-179, [1 blank], 3, [1 blank] pp. Evans 19887. NAIP w023491 [4]. [bound with] LAWS ENACTED IN THE FIRST SITTING OF THE ELEVENTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA, WHICH COMMENCED AT PHILADELPHIA, ON THE TWENTY-THIRD DAY OF OCTOBER, [1786]. [Philadelphia: Thomas Bradford. 1786]. Folio, caption title as issued. [181]-194, [1], [1 blank] pp. Evans 20626. NAIP w020615 [3]. [bound with] LAWS ENACTED IN THE SECOND SITTING OF THE ELEVENTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA, WHICH COMMENCED AT PHILADELPHIA, ON THE TWENTIETH DAY OF FEBRUARY [1787]. [Philadelphia: Thomas Bradford. 1786]. Folio, caption title as issued. [195]-313, [1 blank], iv pp. Evans 20627. NAIP w023492 [5]. [bound with] LAWS ENACTED IN THE THIRD SITTING OF THE ELEVENTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA, WHICH COMMENCED AT PHILADELPHIA, ON THE FOURTH DAY OF SEPTEMBER [1787]. [Philadelphia: Thomas Bradford. 1787]. Folio, caption title as issued. [315]-400, [2] pp. Evans 20627. NAIP w023492 [5]. [bound with] LAWS ENACTED IN THE FIRST SITTING OF THE TWELFTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA, WHICH COMMENCED AT PHILADELPHIA, ON THE TWENTY-SECOND DAY OF OCTOBER [1787]. [Philadelphia: Thomas Bradford. 1787]. Folio. Caption title, as issued. [401]-404, [1], [1 blank] pp. Evans 20629. NAIP w023494 [3]. [bound with] LAWS ENACTED IN THE SECOND SITTING OF THE TWELFTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA, WHICH COMMENCED AT PHILADELPHIA, ON TUESDAY, THE NINETEENTH DAY OF FEBRUARY [1787] [i.e., 1788]. [Philadelphia: Thomas Bradford. 1788]. Folio. Caption title, as issued. [404]-454, [2] pp. Evans 21366. NAIP w023495 [5]. [bound with] LAWS ENACTED IN THE THIRD SITTING OF THE TWELFTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA, WHICH COMMENCED AT PHILADELPHIA, ON TUESDAY, THE SECOND DAY OF SEPTEMBER [1788]. [Philadelphia: Thomas Bradford. 1788]. Folio. Caption title, as issued. [455]-537, [1 blank], [2] pp. Evans 21367. NAIP w023496 [6]. [offered with] LAWS ENACTED IN THE FIRST SITTING OF THE THIRTEENTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA, WHICH COMMENCED AT PHILADELPHIA, ON MONDAY, THE TWENTY-SEVENTH DAY OF OCTOBER [1788]. [Philadelphia: Thomas Bradford. 1788]. Folio. Caption title, as issued. 7, [1] pp. Evans 21368. NAIP w023497 [3]. [bound with] LAWS OF THE THIRTEENTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA, ENACTED IN THE SECOND SITTING, WHICH COMMENCED AT PHILADELPHIA, ON TUESDAY, THE THIRD DAY OF FEBRUARY, [1789]. [Philadelphia: Thomas Bradford. 1789]. Folio, caption title as issued. [9]-103, [1 blank], [4] pp. The final four pages are misnumbered, as issued. Evans 22054. NAIP w023498 [3]. [bound with] LAWS OF THE THIRTEENTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA, ENACTED IN THE THIRD SITTING, WHICH COMMENCED AT PHILADELPHIA, ON TUESDAY, THE EIGHTEENTH DAY OF AUGUST, [1789]. [Philadelphia: Thomas Bradford. 1789]. Folio, caption title as issued. [105]-203, [1 blank], 3, [1 blank] pp. Evans 22055. NAIP w023499 [3]. [bound with] LAWS OF THE FOURTEENTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA, ENACTED IN THE FIRST SITTING, WHICH COMMENCED AT PHILADELPHIA, ON MONDAY, THE TWENTY SIXTH DAY OF OCTOBER, [1789]. [Philadelphia: Thomas Bradford. 1789]. Folio, caption title as issued. [205]-232. Lacking the one-page table of Acts, which is provided in facsimile. Evans 22762. NAIP w023500 [2]. [offered with] LAWS OF THE FOURTEENTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA, ENACTED IN THE SECOND SITTING, WHICH COMMENCED AT PHILADELPHIA, ON TUESDAY, THE SECOND DAY OF FEBRUARY, [1790]. [Philadelphia: Thomas Bradford. 1790]. Folio, caption title as issued. [233]-317, [1 blank] pp. Evans 22763. NAIP w023501 [3]. A scarce, complete run of the Session Laws of Pennsylvania, from the late Revolutionary period through April 1790. The four folio volumes in which they appear are bound uniformly in later cloth, with gilt-lettered morocco spine labels. Occasional rubberstamps, widely scattered foxing. Very Good. The Laws treat the exciting topics of Revolution and post-Revolution; relations with the federal Congress, other States, Indians; and a variety of other subjects under the Articles of Confederation and the early Constitution.

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        THE ELEMENTS OF MILITARY ARRANGEMENT; COMPREHENDING THE TACTICK, EXERCISE, MANOEVRES, AND DISCIPLINE OF THE BRITISH INFANTRY

      Printed for the Author, London 1781 - 8vo., 224 pages; G; 3/4 bound with red leather, marbled boards; spine paneled with gilt lettering; re-backed, with red cloth, new endpapers, previous spine largely preserved, with large chip missing on tail, small chip on spine; thinness to fore edge of paper, presumably from frequent use, title page through page 40 have some damage to the fore edge, larger damage to the title page and dedication pages, pages 189-224 have some damage to the fore edge, ; mild staining and age-toning throughout; title page has some faded ink writing on top of page, small bookworm holes; bookworm damage to pages 218-224; black stain on lower fore corner throughout, most severe on pages 206-224; first page of dedication hs a closed tear horizontal along the whole page; RG consignment; shelved case 9. Dupont. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        James Lovell

      February 15, 1781. An autograph letter signed <I>"James Lovell"</I> as a Continental Congressman to <I>"President Reed"</I>. Lovell penned: <I>"I intreat your Excellency's Patronage of the inclosed petition... "</I> Written eight months before Cornwallis surrendered at Yorktown, Lovell wrote to Joseph Reed, the President of the Supreme Executive Council of Pennsylvania. The piece has wear along one margin that affects nothing; the paper is in fine condition with dark writing.

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        Biblioteca Modenese.

      Società  tipografica. Sette volumi in 4to (cm 24); mezza pelle posteriore, dorso con fregi, tassello e titolo in oro, tagli marmorizzati (spellature e abrasioni varie); pp. XXVI, (2), 501, (3, di cui 2 bianche) + (4), 424 + (4), 452 + (4), 476 + (4), 451, (1) + IV, 343, (1 bianca) + pp. (2), 343-615, (1 bianca). Tra le pp. 238-39 del sesto volume si trova una grande tabella ripiegata fuori testo (Genealogia della Famiglia Allegri di Correggio). Capilettera ornati su rame. Vari indici ad ogni volume. Lievi arrossature e bruniture sparse, qualche fascicolo un po' sciolto, antichi timbri sui titoli, ma nel complesso buona copia postillata da mano coeva.EDIZIONE ORIGINALE della prima bio-bibliografia di scrittori del ducato estense, che all'epoca si estendeva fino alla Garfagnana e all'attuale provincia di Massa e Carrara. Il sesto volume di Supplemento contiene anche le Notizie de' pittori, scultori, incisori e architetti natii degli Stati del Serenissimo Signor Duca di Modena con una appendice de' professori di musica (pp. 213-343).Il Tiraboschi, originario di Bergamo, prosecutore della grande tradizione storiografica muratoriana, gesuita dal 1746, fu chiamato a Modena nel 1770 con l'incarico di dirigere la Biblioteca Estense. Nella citta' emiliana rimase per tutta la vita, attendendo a studi ancora oggi consultabili con profitto per la sterminata dottrina che vi e' profusa e per il rigore del metodo. Tra questi ricordiamo soprattutto la Storia della letteratura italiana (1772-1781). Dal 1773 al '90 fu prima collaboratore e poi direttore del Nuovo giornale dei letterati d'Italia (cfr. C. Frati, Dizionario bio-bibliografico dei bibliotecari e bibliofili italiani, Firenze, 1933, pp. 534-541).Brunet, V, 864; Lozzi, 2828; Th. Bestermann, A World Bibliography of Bibliographies, Totowa, NJ, 1971, 2641; A. de Backer-Ch. Sommervogel, Bibliotheque de la Compagnie de Jesus, Liege, 1898, VIII, col. 40, nr. 11..

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        A GENERAL HISTORY OF CONNECTICUT, FROM ITS FIRST SETTLEMENT UNDER GEORGE FENWICK, ESQ. TO ITS LATEST PERIOD OF AMITY WITH GREAT BRITAIN; INCLUDING A DESCRIPTION OF THE COUNTRY, AND MANY CURIOUS AND INTERESTING ANECDOTES. TO WHICH IS ADDED, AN APPENDIX, WHERE NEW AND THE TRUE SOURCES OF THE PRESENT REBELLION IN AMERICA ARE POINTED OUT; TOGETHER WITH THE PARTICULAR PART TAKEN BY THE PEOPLE OF CONNECTICUT IN ITS PROMOTION. BY A GENTLEMAN OF THE PROVINCE

      Printed for the Author; and Sold by J. Bew, London 1781 - x, 2, 1*-2*, 3-436 pp [as issued]. Contemporary half sheep with marbled boards [some spotting, corners rubbed, spinehead lightly chipped], gilt-lettered spine label [small corner chip to label]. Glue remnant on front pastedown, foxed endpapers. Clean text with widely scattered foxing and occasional dusted outer margins. Very Good. Reverend Peters was a Loyalist Episcopal minister in Hebron, Connecticut. "He made himself so obnoxious by his prominence and activity as such, that he was presented with a coat of tar and feathers and permitted to visit England for his health." [Church]. "Mobbed in Connecticut for his Tory activities, Peters fled to England and, in retaliation, wrote this false and vicious misrepresentation of that commonwealth. Included were the Blue laws of the New Haven colony, manufactured by his animosity, but still swallowed as true by many people." [Howes]. His prefatory remarks, which purport to be "unbiassed by partiality or prejudice," charge Nutmeggers with "sinister views and purposes" and cast doubt on their "right to the soil they occupied." He charges them with "wanton and barbarous persecutions, illegal practices, daring usurpations, &c. &c." "His apocryphal history of Connecticut is a remarkable tissue of misstatements and exaggerations, not to say of malicious falsehoods." [Church]. "The first edition is very rare." [Sabin].FIRST EDITION. Howes P262 'b'. Church 1183. Sabin 61209. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Medicina Clinica, oder Handbuch der medicinischen Praxis.

      - Berlin, Christian Friedrich Himburg, 1781, 8°, XVI, 506 pp., mit schöner gestochener Titelvignette von D.Berger, Halbledereinband der Zeit; feines Exemplar. Sehr seltene erste deutsche Ausgabe! Das Hauptwerk des berühmten Charité-Arztes, Leibmedicus zweier preußischer Könige. First German Edeition. Selle was royal prussian court physician and presedent of the Medic-Surgical College. Hirsch V, pp.219-220; ADB XXXII, p.682; Blake, p.413 (1788 Ed.) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ragionamento a Madama N.N. sopra gli antichi ornamenti de' bambini . [legato con:] De vasi murrini

      Stamperia di Antonio Benucci e Comp., Firenze 1781 - 2 opere in 1 volume in-4 (250x195 mm.), pp. (2), 35, (2). Con 9 tavole incise fuori testo (per la prima opera); pp. (2), 31, (2), con 2 tavole incise in rame fuori testo per la seconda opera. Impressi su carta forte, candida e frusciante. Bella legatura in mezzo marocchino moderno con angoli, dorso a nervi con fregi e titolo in oro. Prime edizioni. Due curiose e dotte dissertazioni antiquarie di Ignazio Paternò Castello, grande studioso di archeologia e fondatore di un gabinetto di curiosità di cui parlarono con meraviglia i viaggiatori italiani e stranieri di quei tempi. Bibliografia: Cicognara, 1748. Mira, II, p. 193-194: «Ricco di proprietà, beni di fortuna, d'ingegno e d'erudizione, pensò di formare un museo ed a sue spese cominciò a far gli scavi a Catania, Lentini, Centorbi . e dissotterrò i più belli monumenti che erano scomparsi». [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The case of the inn-holders, victuallers, and other persons, subject to the burthen of quartering soldiers,

      folio, drophead and docket titles, (4)pp., with two short marginal tears (no loss and nowhere near printed surface), well bound in early 20th century cloth boards, spine lettered in gilt, with the old bookplate on front pastedown of Los Angeles Board of Law library (but no other marks of this previous ownership). A very good copy.Publisher: [London,Year: 1781?]Edition: Only edition.

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        La veduta della meravigliosa Cascata del Fiume Velino...

      1781. Importante veduta della Cascata delle Marmore disegnata ed incisa da Giuseppe Vasi un anno prima della sua morte. Secondo stato di tre, ridimensionata lungo i margini laterali e superiore, senza perdita di parte incisa. Applicata, ai soli quattro angoli, a supporto cartaceo coevo, Sotto l'incisione, affianco alla dedica, la scritta manoscritta "Cascade de Terni". Questa veduta, dedicata a Sua Eccellenza Angelo Querini, è senza dubbio una delle più grandi ed importanti rappresentazioni della Cascata.Rif: Barboni, Chitarrini, Paganoni, Ronca, 2007. Caduta Velina - La Cascata delle Marmore. Incisioni e stampe dal XVII al XIX secolo. Scheda 31, pag.98. Bruno Vescarelli, 2017, La Cascata delle Marmore nell'Opera Antica e Moderna - Incisioni e stampe dal XVII al XIX secolo, pag 116, n° scheda 39

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        Nouveau metier pour toutes etoffes en soye brochees et autres. Dedie' et presente au Roy en 1780. Par son tres respectuex et fidel sujet Claude Rivey...

      S. e, 1781. Grande incisione all'acquaforte cm 88 x 60 raffigurante questa macchina tessile per la fabbricazione di broccati in seta inventata da Claude Rivey. Sono presenti 4 strappi marginali riparati. La stampa illustra questa macchina tessile di faccia e di profilo  con tutti gli accessori e i particolari meccanici. Al piede dell'immagine 9 righe di testo  illustrano il risparmio di tempo e di fatica per gli operai addetti e il miglioramento della qualita' delle stoffe prodotte. '...dix ans plus tard un autre lionnaise inventa un nouveau metier pour toutes les etoffes en soie broches et autres... Cette descriptionfait partie d'une tres grand gravure representant le metier de Claude Rivey, vu de face et de profil. Au dessous sont grave'es le armes de France ...'. P. M. Gonon, Vaucason a' Lyon en 1744. Rara tavola che testimonia i progressi del miglioramento tecnologico industriale avvenuto in Francia, in particolare nel campo dell'ingegneria tessile, nella seconda meta' del XVIII secolo. FRA

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        REVOLUTION IN AMERICA

      London: for Lockyer Davis, 1781. First edition. 8vo, bound in period full tree calf with gilt ruled flat bands on the spine and a single red morocco label gilt ruled and lettered. xvi, 181, [2 ads] pp. A very nice and well preserved copy indeed, the text especially fresh and clean, the binding solid and firm with strong hinges and joints and only some expected rubbing or edge wear to the old calf. This is the first, unauthorized edition. Apparently the translator procured a copy of the unpublished manuscript from Raynal and without his knowledge or consent had simultaneous English and French editions published. The work was "intended to supplement the author's earlier history of European trade in the two Indies" (Howes). "States in brief form the leading facts from 1763 to 1778. Discusses, after the manner of the time, the claims of both parties. Interesting from its point of view" (Larned).

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        Cours d'etudes pour l'Instruction du Prince de Parme, aujourd'hui S.A.R. L'Infant D. Ferdinand Duc de Parme

      Parma: Deux Ponts [i.e. Parma, Giambattista Bodoni], 1781. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 16 volume set. Octavos, 21 x 14 cm. Bound in contemporary calf. Handsome bindings and covers. Gilt tooling to spines. All edges red. Marbled end pages. Clean, unmarked pages. "Condillac's educational volumes designed for Ferdinando (1751-1802) who became duke of Parma in 1765." - Sotheby's 2011. Duke Ferdinand's reign was marked with Parma's conquest by Napoleon. He became Duke at age 14 after the unexpected death of his father. He was to be the last reigning Bourbon Dukes of Parma. <br> The first edition was supposed to have been printed in 1775, but due to opposition from the Spanish monarchy, its publishing was delayed until 1782 when Bodoni was granted permission after changing the title page with the false location of "Aux Deux-Ponts". Thus, this is the first edition. Brooks 203. Tchemerzine, II, 481. This is an oversized or heavy book, which requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US.

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        Fabliaux ou contes du XIIe et du XIIIe siecle, traduits ou extraits d'après divers manuscrits du tems; avec des Notes historiques & critiques, & les imitations qui ont été faites de ces Contes depuis leur origine jusqu'à nos jours

      Paris, Eugène Onfroy, resp. Chez l'auteur et Chez Dufour, 779-1781. 4 vols. 8vo (20x13,5 cm). Contemporary mottled calf, spines gilt in compartments, with 4 (of 8) title-labels (4 labels missing; gilt faded; leather rubbed; corners damaged); marbled endpapers, edges painted red. With woodcut title-vignettes and woodcut tailpieces of ornamental flowers. - Vol. 1: Chez Onsoy, 1779.(iv),cix (Préface), (i: Corrections), (ii: Approbation & Privilège), (ii: with engraving "Chevalier armé"), 414 pp. and (ii: Table) pp.; Vol. 2: Chez Onsoy, 1779. (iv),430 pp. and (ii: "Fautes à corriger") pp.; Vol. 3: Chez Onsoy, 1779. (iv),468 pp.; Vol. 4: Chez l'auteur et chez Dufour, 1781. Contes dévots, fables et romans anciens; pour servir de suite aux fabliaux par M. Le Grand. (iv), 8(:"Prospectus: Histoire de la vie privée des Français"), xlvi ("Discours préliminaire"), (ii: "Avertissement") pp. and 400 pp. (p.249-400: "Romans"). - This edition complete in 4 volumes. Paper tone-aged, with light brown spots in places, mainly marginal. - First edition, with the rare 4th volume, uniformly bound. (See: Barbier, II,417)

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        Description des beautés de Génes et de ses environs

      chez Yves Gravier,, A Génes, 1781 - Cm. 19, pp. (2) 142 (2). Con grande stemma al frontespizio e 20 tavole f.t. (di cui molte ripiegate) tra cui la carta topografica più volte ripiegata (cm. 42 x 31 più margini). Il tutto nitidamente inciso in rame. Solida ed elegante legatura coeva in piena pelle, dorso a nervi con titoli e ricchi fregi in oro. Tagli rossi. Esemplare genuino e ben conservato, senza difetti. Edizione di molto ampliata rispetto all'originale del 1768 che possedeva solo 3 tavole. Celebre guida d&#146;interesse genovese, a proposito della quale Schlosser (p. 552) così si esprime: "La superba e ricca Genova. in cui l'arte era da tempo immemorabile una cosa di lusso e d'importazione, a differenza della sua rivale Venezia, possiede nell'età antica solo la guida piuttosto tarda del suo storiografo Giuseppe Ratti. che vuole appunto colmare questa lacuna". La paternità dell'opera viene attribuita a G.A. Brusco ma per taluni sarebbe invece del Ratti. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mirabeau en pleine procédure de séparation, recherche son "étui de mathématiques".

      - 1 lettre autographe signée 1 In-8 15/04/1781 Adresse au dos. Une note légèrement postérieur, écrite sur le feuillet d'adresse, donne des précisions sur le destinataire : "Boucher était attaché à la police de Le Noir. Ce personnage est le bon ange des lettres à Sophie. Ce billet m'a été donné par Mr Lucas de Montigny qui est fils naturel de Mirabeau. W". bon Lettre de Mirabeau écrite dans le contexte de sa sortie de prison, de sa séparation avec son épouse, de sa fuite de Paris et de sa visite secrète à Sophie Monnier au couvent de Gien (mai 1781). "Je m'empresse de vous apprendre mon très cher ami, que M. Le Noir a répondu dans une lettre très honnête à mon père que vous étiez le maître de prendre le temps qui vous conviendrait pour venir ici. Je me flatte que vous ne nous ferez pas languir longtemps à présent, et nous attendons avec impatience, le jour où il vous faudra des chevaux soit à Nemours, soit à Fontainebleau. Assurez madame Boucher de mon tendre respect et de tout le plaisir que j'aurai à la revoir. J'embrasse vous et vos enfants de toute mon âme". Dans un post scriptum, il ajoute : "Si par hasard vous voyiez M. de Rougemont avant votre départ, faites moi le plaisir de lui redemander mon étui de mathématiques qu'il ne m'a jamais rendu et que je ne voudrais pas perdre attendu qu'il est excellent". Homme politique. Grand orateur du début de la Révolution. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        A Trip to Scarborough. A Comedy. As Performed at the Theatre Royal in Drury Lane. Altered from Vanbrugh's Relapse; or, Virtue in Danger

      G. Wilkie, London 1781 - First edition. 6, [2], 104 pp., with half-title. 8vo. Williams identifies five variants of the first edition, but admits "there are almost certainly others." This copy does not conform exactly to any of Williams' variants, but is likley an early state, having all of the errors uncorrected, as follows: "you" catchword p. 69; "he d" catchword p. 77; garbled text in the first two lines p. 78, "hheard s voice ?"; pp. 24, 78, 80, 94 and 96 not numbered. Ashley V, pp. 153-4; ESTC T112299. Provenance: E.D. Liberman (bookplate); Louis & Anne Marie Davidson (bookplate) Full tan calf gilt, a.e.g., by Riviere. Slight wear to joints 6, [2], 104 pp., with half-title. 8vo [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Fragmens d?un poéme moral sur Dieu. Ad majorem gloriam virtutis.

      o. O. (Neuchâtel). 1781 (L?An Premier du regne de la Raison / Das erste Jahr der Herrschaft der Vernunft)., A Athéopolis - 91, 1 S. 8°, Orig.-Broschur. Atheistisches Gedicht des französischen Philosophen und ?frühen? Sozialisten (Pierre-)Sylvain Maréchal, das seinerzeit zu umstritten war, um in Frankreich ohne Gefahr einer Verhaftung gedruckt werden zu können. Stattdessen wurde das Manuskript J. P. Brissotes anvertraut, der es zur Publikation der ?Société Typographique de Neufchâtel? in der Schweiz übergab. In seiner Untersuchung zur Frühgeschichte des Anarchismus widmet Nettlau dem ?eigentümliche[n] Mann? ein ganzes Kapitel und notiert zur vorliegenden Schrift: Maréchals Fragmens ?empörten viele Leser: Leute von Geschmack fanden daran zu tadeln; furchtsame Philosophen sagten, es sei zu früh, so zu schreiben. Die Pfaffen knirschten mit den Zähnen, die Publizisten lachten über die ohnmächtige Kühnheit des Dichters, der es dabei bewenden ließ: er hatte nicht geschrieben, um Lärm zu machen? (Nettlau 1925, S. 44). Insofern war ?seine Schwäche [.] vielleicht seine Stärke; man hielt ihn für ungefährlich und ließ in in Ruhe? (ebd., S. 43). Mit Ausnahme von Nettlau gilt dieses Urteil bis heute für die historischen Wissenschaften. Zeitgenössische Fadenbindung. Schutzumschlag mit Randläsuren, sowie Fehlstellen und Ausrissen. Innenteil staubfleckig. Diese Schrift ist ansonsten antiquarisch nicht beschaffbar. 250 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Testament and Pay Receipt for a Black Revolutionary War Soldier

      Hartford, 1781. Near Fine. Two documents as follows:1. Small Autographed Document Signed by Joseph Isham, Jr., Daniel Foot, and Abraham(?) Foot, as Selectman of the town of Colchester, Connecticut, and dated 31 January 1781, stating that "Edward Carter, a Mulatto Fellow is enlisted during the war and has served upwards of three years for the Town of Colchester." Approximately 7.5" x 6" on laid paper with partial watermark. Very near fine.2. Partially printed pay receipt dated 5 July 1781 Signed by Edward Carter with an "X" ("Edward Carter, His Mark X"). Certifying that Carter was paid twenty seven pounds for his service. Approximately 7" x 6.75" on laid paper. Very near fine.The story of Carter is compelling. Edward Carter was a veteran of the French and Indian War and enlisted in 1777 along with several other freemen and several slaves who were freed for the purpose of serving Colchester and Connecticut in the War. Additionally, his four sons also joined. Carter served in combat in Germantown in Philadelphia, participated in the failed defense of Ft. Mifflin on the Delaware, and wintered at Valley Forge with Washington. The following year, he participated in the Battle of Monmouth when Washington overtook the British there, and wintered again with Washington at White Plains, where he was reunited with his sons. In 1779 he participated with all four of his sons in the successful overthrow of the British works at Stoney Point near the Hudson River. After this Carter worked fortifying West Point and was present for the hanging of Major John Andre. He served in New England until the end of the War.Interesting and uncommon documentation of a black soldier who fought, along with much of his family, for the duration of the Revolutionary War. Moebs. Black Soldiers p. 259; Rose and Brown. Tapestry, a Living History of the Black Family in Southeastern Connecticut p. 12-18.

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        Almanach royal, année M.DCC.LXXXI. Présenté à Sa Majesté pour la première fois en 1699, par Laurent d'Houry, ayeul de l'Editeur.

      [Paris]: Mis en ordre, publié et imprimé par D'Houry, imprimeur-libraire de Monseigneur le Duc d'Orléans, rue Hautefeuille, près celle des Deux Portes, 1781 - In-8; 7p. [24p. Calendrier], 32 - 669p. Erreur dans l'Approbation datée du 14 décembre 1780, qui parle de l'almanach "pour l'année 1780" au lieu de 1781. Belle reliure d'époque en plein maroquin rouge, orné sur les plats, d'une jolie laque dorée attribuable à Dubuisson, dos à nerfs orné de fleurs de lis, gardes de soie bleu ciel, tranches dorées, dentelle intérieure. Restaurations discrètes à une coiffe et un coin, autrement en très bon état Hôpitaux, abbayes, princes et princesses, Conseils, ministres, parlement, procureurs, chirurgiens, postes, boîtes aux lettres et pompes à incendie. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Traité du Flux et du Reflux de la Mer d'après la Théorie et les Observations de l'Astronomie suivi du Mémoire sur l'Origine des Constellations et sur l'Explication de la Fable

      Chez la Veuve Desaint, rue du Toin Saint Jacques, Paris 1781 - Traité du Flux et du Reflux de la Mer d'après la Théorie et les Observations de l'Astronomie Suivi du Mémoire sur l'Origine des Constellations et sur l'Explication de la Fable 1781 (228 pages) Paris, 1781, Edition originale. Relié (reliure d'époque usagée)200x260 mm, 348 pages SUIVI du Mémoire sur l'Origine des Constellations (228 pages). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        PRECIS HISTORIQUE Et EXPERIMENTAL Des PHENOMENES ELECTRIQUES, Depuis L'Origine de Cette Decouverte Jusqu'a ce Jour

      Paris, 1781. 1st edition (Ronalds Catalogue, p. 475). Mottelay records the publication of this work in 1785 (the implication being it's the title's first publication, though 1785 is the year of the 2nd edition). Bound in a period full leather of speckled calf, with elaborate gilt decorated spine. Edges stained red. Marbled eps. Bit of splay to boards. Tips show some wear. Joints starting @ ends. Withal, a VG copy.. xvi, 742, [2] pp. Printed glosses. Illustrated with 9 folding copperplate engravings, depicting the divers pieces of electrical apparatus of the day (bound, at rear, out of sequence). Head- tailpieces. 8vo: a8 A - 2Z8 3A4. 8" x 5" The author,while studying for his medical degree, attended a course of public lectures given by Abbe Nollet, the tenor of which so inspired Siguad's subsequent interest in, and investigations of, experimental science at the College Louis-le-Grand. In 1760, Siguad succeeded the Abbe Nollet in his chair at Louis-le-Grand, where, along with anatomy & physiology, he continued "those courses in experimental physics that had been taught by his famous predecessor." Siguad's "positive contributions to science were in the area of experimental technique. He is sometimes attributed with the invention of the glass insulator and the circular glass plate (to replace the glass globe) in electrical machines." This particular work written by him slanted more toward the "enlightened layman", rather than offering a rigorous technical treatise for his peers, nevertheless it does provide a significant historical summary on the subject of Electricity, as well as current thoughts of the 18th Century. [DSB].

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        De Numis Habreo Samaritanis.

      Valentia Edetanorum: Benedict Monfort , 1781. Latin text. Full title:" Archidiaconi Valentini Ser. Hisp. Infantum Caroli III Regis Filiorum Institutoris Primarii de Numis Hebraeo-Samaritanis" . BOOKPLATE of Monsenhor Ferreira ( Joaquim José Ferreira Gordo 1758-1838 ) Monsignor of the Holy Patriarchal Church of Lisbon, Lisbon Public Librarian, member of the Lisbon Royal Academy of Sciences .1781. Folio. Very Good in contemporary red morocco, embossed gilt spine decorations, gilt floral bordering, edge rubbing, modest wear to spine tips, cover spotting, spine label mostly absent. Aeg, marbled endpapers, patterened green ribbon tie, inner gilt dentelles. Frontispiece of Carlos III engraved by Ballester after Rafael Ximeno's drawing. 10 plates, vignettes. All pages and plates fresh and clean and unfoxed. Francisco Pérez Bayer (1711-1794) Spanish philologist, jurist and writer. Index, 245p (p). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.

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        Opere... Giusta le correzioni e aggiunte dell'Autore nell'edizione di Parigi del 1780.

      Venezia, presso Antonio Zatta, 1781, quindici volumi (di sedici, manca il vol. XV) in-8vo (cm. 16,5 x 9,5) rilegati in mezza pelle coeva con tasselli, fregi e titoli dorati ai dorsi, oltre 5000 pagine complessive. Frontespizio inciso a ciascun volume con vignetta centrale, ritratto dell'autore all'antiporta del primo volume e moltissime (238) incisioni in rame fuori testo, poste all'inizio di ciascun atto ed altrettante testate ad un terzo di pagina. Il tutto finemente inciso in rame. Esemplare marginoso, in ottimo stato di conservazione, bella la parte incisa.

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        [Manuscript]: Lettre du Marquis de Caraccioli, a M. d'Alembert, Paris, 1 Mai 1781

      Paris, 1781. Fine. Folio. 12 laid paper leaves hand stitched, paper spine. Title in manuscript on the first leaf, followed by 21 manuscript pages (foliated 1, 2, 2, 3 -- 10). In fine condition with light rubbing to the edges of the first leaf, housed in a period-style quarter leather and cloth box with gilt-stamped rounded-spine and inner chemise. An original manuscript of this celebrated attack on French Finance Minister Jacques Necker, arguably the most powerful man in France before the Revolution. Written surreptitiously by Philippe Henri de Grimoard, an important military officer and trusted counselor to Louis XVI, the letter was published in the guise of an open letter between two prominent intellectuals: from the anti-Enlightenment writer Louis-Antoine Caraccioli to Jean d'Alembert, co-editor of the Encyclopedie.As Director-General of Finance from 1776-1783 Necker controlled all of France's wealth. In February 1781 he published his famous work: Compte rendu au roi the first public accounting of the royal finances of the French monarchy. This, along with his reforming policies, made him many enemies, including Marie Antoinette. The stage was thus set for this "witty and well informed" public attack, in which Necker is made to appear as a kind of magician of politics and finance, capable of "mystifying the whole French nation," and guilty of "suppressions without reimbursements, reforms without profit, loans without limit or measure ... ."As to whether this is the original manuscript or a compositor's copy, we cannot say with certainty. It is neatly written in a beautiful hand on the most expensive paper of the day. We know of only one record of the manuscript, in an 1880 Index to the Catalogue of Additions to the Manuscripts in the British Museum. An historically important manuscript, housed in a handsome drop-spine box.

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        Manuscript]: Lettre du Marquis de Caraccioli, a M. d'Alembert, Paris, 1 Mai 1781

      Paris 1781 - Folio. 12 laid paper leaves hand stitched, paper spine. Title in manuscript on the first leaf, followed by 21 manuscript pages (foliated 1, 2, 2, 3 -- 10). In fine condition with light rubbing to the edges of the first leaf, housed in a period-style quarter leather and cloth box with gilt-stamped rounded-spine and inner chemise. An original manuscript of this celebrated attack on French Finance Minister Jacques Necker, arguably the most powerful man in France before the Revolution. Written surreptitiously by Philippe Henri de Grimoard, an important military officer and trusted counselor to Louis XVI, the letter was published in the guise of an open letter between two prominent intellectuals: from the anti-Enlightenment writer Louis-Antoine Caraccioli to Jean d'Alembert, co-editor of the Encyclopedie.As Director-General of Finance from 1776-1783 Necker controlled all of France's wealth. In February 1781 he published his famous work: Compte rendu au roi the first public accounting of the royal finances of the French monarchy. This, along with his reforming policies, made him many enemies, including Marie Antoinette. The stage was thus set for this "witty and well informed" public attack, in which Necker is made to appear as a kind of magician of politics and finance, capable of "mystifying the whole French nation," and guilty of "suppressions without reimbursements, reforms without profit, loans without limit or measure . ."As to whether this is the original manuscript or a compositor's copy, we cannot say with certainty. It is neatly written in a beautiful hand on the most expensive paper of the day. We know of only one record of the manuscript, in an 1880 Index to the Catalogue of Additions to the Manuscripts in the British Museum. An historically important manuscript, housed in a handsome drop-spine box.

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        Manuscrit d'un journal pendant le siège de Gibraltar.

      - 1 manuscrit 14 In-8 [1781-1783] Transcription jointe. mouillure Journal (semble-t-il incomplet du début) d'un officier des armées navales pendant le siège de Gibraltar, écrit vers 1781-1783. « Le 12. Il paraît, par le rapport qu'on a fait aux princes, que Mr Howe a changé vers les huit heures du soir l'ordre de sa marche, il a fait filer son convoi au centre et les vaisseaux de guerre sur une même ligne. Vers les minuit, les vaisseaux de la tête étaient près du mouillage, il a fait un grain terrible, alors il a craint de s'abandonner au mouillage ou de n'être pas suivi par toute la flotte, il a préféré donner en entier dans la Méditerranée. A la pointe du jour, nous avons aperçu toute son armée qu'il tachait de rallier. Trois ou quatre frégates ou bâtiments légers étaient les seuls qui fussent mouillés devant Gibraltar, une de ces frégates a remis tout de suite à la voile pour aller rejoindre son armée. Cependant la nôtre se trouve hors d'état de sortir, parce que plusieurs vaisseaux ont besoin de se réparer [.]. Les ennemis, témoins de notre inaction, ont essayé de faire entrer dans l'après-midi quelques uns de leurs transports qui se sont avancés sous l'escorte d'un vaisseau léger, et dont quatre ou cinq sont venus à bout en louvoyant de doubler la pointe d'Europe. Il y en a encore quelques uns le long de la côte qui entreront vraisemblablement cette nuit. Les forts qui terminent nos lignes du côté de l'est leur ont tiré des bombes et du canon sans pouvoir les atteindre. On dit que M de La Motte-Piquet a demandé d'aller mouiller sous Ceuta avec les sept vaisseaux qui composent son escadre légère [.] ». [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Life and Trial of F. H. De La Motte, a French Spy for High Treason, At the Sessions-House in the Old Baily, on Saturday the 14th of July 1781, and was hang'd drawn and Quartered at Tyburn, on Friday the 27th Following.

      T. Truman, in the Strand, 1781. 1st Edition . No Binding. Good. First edition. Scarce. 4.5" x 6.75" [3], 4-32p. Portrait frontis. ESTC T19880. This is the full account of the trial of Francois Henri de la Motte (d. 1781), who was a french spy and one of the last people to be hung drawn and quartered. He was accused of sending English naval information to France of which he was tried for high treason. Condition: Disbound. Stab holes to the gutter. The lastleaf is partially detached and cropped with slight loss to the page number. Ink marks to the last two leaves. This is a particularly clean copy with just a couple of spots or mark, apart from the last leaf, which is grubby.

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        Description des Alpes Pennines et Rhetiennes?

      - Eight engraved plates & one folding engraved map. xix, 247 pp.; 2 p.l., 285 pp. Two vols. 8vo, cont. mottled calf (extremities a bit rubbed), flat spines gilt. Geneva: J.P. Bonnant, 1781 [an early owner has added two I's the Roman numeral date making it "1783"]. First edition and rather scarce. Bourrit (1735-1815), the son of a watchmaker in Geneva, was one of the first to systematically explore and record the Alps and their geological features. In the years 1784-85 he was the first to attempt the ascent of Mont Blanc (not conquered until 1786). In 1787 he reopened the route over the Col de Géant (11,060 ft.), which had fallen into oblivion. While mostly concerned with the natural wonders and complex geology of the mountain chains, Bourrit does provide accounts of the natural history cabinets in Switzerland, the leading intellectuals of Geneva including Saussure and Deluc and their collections, accounts of various towns and villages, customs, etc. The plates depict the glacier of Chermotane (two different views), Valais and the Rhone, the lake at Kandel, the Rhone glacier which is the source of the Rhone, the famous "Pont du Diable," the glacier at Grindelwald, and a view of Mount Blanc. Fine and pretty set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Beobachtungen über die Verwandtschaften des Magnets. Aus dem Lateinischen übersetzt und mit einigen Anmerkungen vermehrt von Ch. G. Eschenbach.

      Leipzig Crusius 1781 - (18,5 x 11 cm). (16) 167 S. Mit 1 gefalteten Kupfertafel. Moderner Pappband. Erste deutsche Ausgabe. - Brugmans (1732-1789), Professor für Philosophie und Naturwissenschaften in Franeker und Gröningen, beschreibt hier die Einflüsse von Feuchtigkeit und Säuren auf Magnete. Er schildert auch die von ihm entdeckten diamagnetischen Eigenschaften des Wismuts. - Stellenweise leicht wasserrandig. Titel mit kleinem Tintenfleck, sonst gut erhalten. - Poggendorff I, 316; Ronalds 84; vgl. Wheeler-Gift 470 (E.lat.A.) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Considérations sur les montagnes volcaniques. Mémoire lu dans une séance de l'académie. de Mannheim le V. Novembre MDCCLXXXI.

      Mannheim Schwan 1781 - (27,5 x 21 cm). VIII, 64 S. Mit 1 gefalteten Kupfertafel und 1 mehrfach gefalteten Tabelle. Moderner Pappband im Stil der Zeit. Erste Ausgabe seiner vor der Kurpfälzischen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Mannheimer gelesenen Abhandlung. - Der Florentiner Collini (1727-1806) war über fünf Jahre Sekretär Voltaires in Berlin und ab 1764 Direktor des Naturalienkabinetts am Hof von Kurfürst Carl Theodor in Mannheim, wo er sich große Verdienste erwarb. In vorliegender Arbeit stellt er seine Beobachtungen über die vulkanischen Berge vor. Die Kupfertafel mit der Darstellung mehrerer Vulkane. - Stellenweise gering angestaubt, sonst wohlerhalten. - Poggendorff I, 465; Hoover 228 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ueber Jesuiten, Freymaurer und deutsche Rosenkreutzer. Herausgegeben von Joseph Aloisius Maier, der Gesellschaft Jesu ehemaligen Mitgliede.

      (Frankfurt, Brönner), 1781. 128 S. Umschlag d. Zt. Wolfstieg 6775; De Backer/Sommervogel V, 330; Nicht bei Goed. - Erste Ausgabe, einer von drei in der Kollation abweichenden Drucken des Jahres 1781, von Wolfstieg als dritter genannt. Aufsehenerregende Kampfschrift gegen die Rosenkreuzer. Knigge war 1780-84 mit Weishaupt einer der führenden Köpfe der Illuminaten. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung

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        LAS OBRAS DE XENOFONTE ATENIENSE. Trasladadas de Griego a Castellano por el secretario Diego Gracián. Tomos I y II (obra completa).

      - En que se ha añadido el texto Griego, y se ha enmendado la Traducción Castellana por el Licenciado Casimiro Florez Canseco, Catedrático de Lengua Griega en los Estudios Reales de Madrid. Tomo I: La Cyripedia o historia de la vida y hechos de Cyro el Mayor. Tomo II: Historia de la entrada de Cyro el Menor en el Asia y de la Retirada de los Diez mil Greigos que fueron con él. Madrid, Imprenta Real de la Gazeta, 1781, 20x26, 2 tomos: I- 2 hojas, XXXVI-549 págs. 1 mapa plegado por Tomás López. II- 2 hojas, XII-435 págs. 1 mapa plegado por Tomás López. Buena encuadernación del XVIII en plena piel con lomeras cuajadas en oro, nervios y tejuelos, el tomo I algo oscurecido por haberse mojado pero en buen estado sólo se aprecia más oscuro, interior muy limpio, sin manchas ni óxido, amplios márgenes, (Palau: copiamos a Menéndez Pelayo: "la edición es bellísima y digna del autor al que se consagraba. El texto griego fue revisado con esmero, y la traducción de Gracián enmendada en todos los lugares mal entendidos por el intérprete. Del docto helenista Canseco son también las notas que ilustran y aclaran las dificultades del original"). (57434).

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        The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets.

      London: Printed for C. Bathurst, J. Buckland, W. Strahan, J. Rivington and Sons [& 32 others in London],, 1781. With critical observations on their works. 4 volumes, octavo (212 x 127 mm). Contemporary green half morocco, red oval labels to smooth spines with alternating gilt urns and urns within foliate frames to compartments, blue paper-backed sides, white string page markers. Engraved portrait frontispiece after Joshua Reynolds to vol. I. Ownership inscription to front free endpaper of vol. I dated 1830, bookplates to pastedowns. Vol. IV without final advertisement leaf, vol. III with terminal blank. Sides rubbed, corners and cover edges worn, occasional light foxing to contents and creasing to page corners, small stain at foot of pp. 337-354 of vol. IV. An excellent set. First authorised separate edition. Originally published as prefaces to the long series of collected works of English poetry which Johnson had edited, these essays were here collected and published as a work in their own right, preceded by an unauthorised Dublin edition in 1780–81. "It was the simplest in style and expression of all his literary labours, the subject appealed to every man of letters in the three kingdoms, and it abounded in anecdote and in criticism" (Courtney and Smith). From the library of the novelist Richard Adams (1920–2016), best known as the author of the Watership Down (1972), with his bookplate to the pastedown of volume I. Adams used the proceeds of his novels to develop an extensive book collection, including first editions of various Samuel Johnson works.

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