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      - LA RICHESSE DES VIGNOBLES, partie des vins, formant le complément de la nouvelle manipulation générale des vins, & contenant 1. la description d'une nouvelle fouloire économique à double usage; 2. les principales expérience de la nouvelle manipulation des vins en France & dans les pays étrangers & notament sur les vins les plus fins de la Bourgogne & de la Champagne; 3. le procédé pour la manipulation & l’amélioration des vins; 4. un moyen particulier pour les conserver & non pour le raccommoder ou rétablir, avec quelques éclaircissemens sur l’usage de ce moyen. Paris, 1781, 20 x 12.5 cm. (8 x 5 inches), 28 + 32 + (4) + 30 + (2) + 14 + 24 + 12 + 32 + 6 pages, modern full calf, new endpapers, very faint but large water-staining of first 8 leaves of first section & first 4 leaves of second section, faint stain in bottom corner of approx. half the volume, otherwise a very clean & sound copy, one leaf signed by Author as usual. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Roberts, A.B.A., I.L.A.B.]
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        War Date! Col. William Harrison to Gen. George Rogers Clark regarding military readiness ? just one year later, Harrison would be burned at the stake fighting Indians

      "Autograph Letter Signed ?Will. Harrison,? 1 page, 8? x 12.75?. Xings [Stewarts Crossings, Pennsylvania], May 22, 1781. To General [George Rogers] Clark. Tiny paper loss at upper first ?L? of signature. Tape stain on verso shows through in blank left margin. Minor flaws. Expertly mended on verso. Very Good condition. In full, ?I Recd yours yesterday pr express, for not answering which immediately. I hope to be excusd as I was from Home & no Conveniency of Writing; one of the wagons you Speak of arrived yesterday at Col. Stephenson?s & Reports that the others were to be up that evening or this Day ?" I have left the Necessary Orders for their unloading at the New Store ?" for farther particulars I Refer you to My Le[tte]r of the 20th by Mr. Bradford ?" you may rely that every Nerve shall be exerted to have the Stores In Readiness as you Request. A Meeting of Westmoreland Co[un]ty is intendd at Captn Stokeley?s on Friday next ?" perhaps you may think it Necessary to be there. I am Sir your Very Hu[mb]le Servt Will Harrison. Nb. I am Credible Informd that about fifty excellent Bollocks as purchasd by a Certain Speculating Harris on the Branch & Sent to the glades of Yongn [Youngstown] to grase if you thought it Necessary & woud Indulg me with a party I woud tender him the Cash for them & if Refusd drive them away yrs WH.? During Dunmore's War in 1774, William Harrison (1740-1783) was a junior officer of a Ranger company commanded by Col. John Stephenson. In 1777, Harrison was Sheriff of, and later he was a Justice for Yohogania County. In 1779, Harrison was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel of the Yohogania County militia. When Yohogania County was dissolved, Harrison acknowledged that he was a subject of Pennsylvania and a resident of Westmoreland County. Six months after Yorktown, a volunteer force was raised at Fort Pitt for a mounted attack on the Indian towns at Sandusky in the Ohio country. Harrison?s father-in-law, Col. William Crawford, was elected commander of the force. Harrison, then a Westmoreland County Militia Major, joined Crawford?s command. Wyandot and Delaware Indians, assisted by British rangers and renegade white Americans defeated the Pennsylvanians. Crawford and Harrison were among four taken prisoner; on June 16, 1782, Harrison and his father-in-law were burned at the stake. From the Collection of Henry E. Luhrs, including a typescript of this letter on stationery of the Lincoln Library, Shippenburg, Pennsylvania."

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        "Les nouvelles découvertes des Russes, entre l'Asie et l'Amérique, avec l'histoire de la conquête de la Sibérie, & du commerce des Russes & des Chinois."

      Paris: Hotel de Thou. 1781. "First edition in French, 4to, pp. [4], xxii, 314; 4 engraved folding maps and charts, 1 engraved folding view; nice copy in contemporary calf, gilt spine, red morocco label. Sabin 17310 citing the octavo edition of the same year. ""This work includes the main Russian discoveries and explorations made in northwestern America in their attempts to open communications with Alaska and the Aleutian Islands. Coxe made suggestions which led the Russians to promote expeditions of discovery to the northern parts of Siberia. His list of works on the subject, and his observations on the fur trade between the Russians and the Chinese, are very valuable"" (Hill, Pacific Voyages, p. 71, citing the first English edition of the previous year)."

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books]
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        Memoirs of Maximilian de Bethune, Duke of Sully, prime minister to Henry the Great. Containing the history of the life and reign of that monarch, ... Translated from the French. To which is added, the trial of Ravaillac, for the murder ... (Truncated)

      Dublin : printed by R. Marchbank, for Messrs. W. Watson, Sleater, Burnet, Colles, Moncrieffe, [and 11 others in Dublin], 1781, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, Fifth EditionFull Book Title: Memoirs of Maximilian de Bethune, Duke of Sully, prime minister to Henry the Great. Containing the history of the life and reign of that monarch, ... Translated from the French. To which is added, the trial of Ravaillac, for the murder of Henry the GreatVery good copies all, finely bound in full, contemporary aniline calf. Gilt cross bands with the gilt-blocked leather title labels. Minor, generalised wear to the extremities. An uncommonly good set - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Referenced by: ESTC T118210. Complete in 6 volumes. Physical desc.: 6v.,plates : map,port. ; 12°. Notes: A very free adaptation by Pierre Mathurin de L'Ecluse des Loges. The dedication is signed by the translator: Charlotte Lennox, but it is said to have in fact been written by Samuel Johnson.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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      Lichfield. 1781.. vi,47pp., extra-illustrated with nine plates. Lacks the half title. Quarto. Modern paneled calf, boards and spine gilt, leather labels. Extremities lightly rubbed, boards lightly scuffed. Bright and clean internally. Very good. An extra-illustrated copy of the second edition, after the first of the same year, of this tribute to the unfortunate André. This edition includes verses "To Miss Seward" by W. Hayley. The added plates include portraits of the principal players in the story, including Major André, George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the author, as well as a print of the capture of André and of the elaborate funeral monument. Also tipped in is a copy of the satirical cartoon, "The Loss of Eden and Eden Lost," published in London in 1785, which mocks the easy treachery of Benedict Arnold. SABIN 79478. AMERICAN CONTROVERSY 81-65b. ESTC T41383.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        La Lila. XVIII.

      Paris: Chez l'auteur. 1781. - Copper engraving. Original colour. Presented in a handmade cream frame with gold leaf edging. Size: 205 × 330 mm. Mounted: 375 × 495 mm. Fine condition. This attractive copper engraving is from Buchoz's 'Collection Coloriée des plus belles variétés de Tulipes' in Pierre Buchoz's supplement to the work Collection des Fleurs de la Chine & de l'Europe, & de tout l'Ouvrage. Buchoz or Buc'hoz (1731-1807) was born in Metz. At the age of 28, he was appointed physician to the King of Poland, but left his post to pursue his interest in botany.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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