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        Essai sur les apanages, ou Mémoire historique de leur établissement, divisé en cinq chapitres : le premier, par forme de préliminaire, sur l'inaliénabilité du Domaine, suivi d'une introduction ; le second, sur l'établissement du retour des apanages à la Couronne ; le troisième, sur les privilèges dont les princes ont joui jusqu'à l'époque de l'Ordonnance de 1566 ; le quatrième, sur les privilèges qu'ils ont conservés depuis ladite Ordonnance jusqu'à présent ; le cinquième & dernier, sur les règles établies pour l'administration des bois des apanages.

      1781 - 2 tomes en un fort vol. in-4 de 372-403-142 pp., veau fauve marbré, dos à nerfs cloisonné et fleuronné, encadrement de triple filet doré sur les plats, tranches rouges (reliure de l'époque). Unique édition de cet ouvrage rare, même si les tirages évoqués par Barbier semblent exagérément restreints (douze exemplaires d'après les manuscrits de l'abbé Mercier de Saint-Léger ; vingt-cinq, d'après les estimations de Barbier lui-même). Sept exemplaires sont signalés au CCFr, ce qui ne s'accorde pas avec des tirages si restreints. Ce qui est sûr, c'est que ce texte important, rédigé par Du Vaucel comme grand-maître des Eaux et Forêts de Paris, ou par son premier commis De Laulne, ne fut pas mis dans le commerce. Il constitue un véritable traité de la domanialité, tout en paraissant restreint à la question des apanages, qui forment comme une exception au régime commun. Sa date peut se déduire des pièces justificatives (en pagination séparée), qui se terminent avec un arrêt du Conseil d'Etat du 8 septembre 1780. Coins frottés, mais bel exemplaire. Barbier II, 253. Dupin (1832), 1607.

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        Draft of an Autograph Letter to John Voorhees discussing Forage for the Army

      Talbot County Courthouse [Md.], 1781. One page. Folio. In a blue half morocco and cloth clamshell case, spine gilt. Old fold lines. Document separated into two pieces along central horizontal fold. Light soiling. Good. One page. Folio. A Signer of the Declaration Tries to Feed the Army After Yorktown. Unsigned draft of a letter in the hand of William Paca - Maryland Signer of the Declaration of Independence - to Captain John Voorhees of the New Jersey Militia discussing the need for forage for cattle and flour for the Army.  William Paca was a Maryland politician and lawyer who signed the Declaration of Independence and would go on to become the third governor of Maryland and later a federal judge.  At the time this letter was written, Paca was sitting as a judge on the Court of Appeals for Admiralty and Prize Cases.  In 1787, Paca declined to serve as a delegate to the Constitutional Convention, and opposed the Constitution when it was made public because it lacked a Bill of Rights, though he would become a firm supporter of the federal government once the Bill of Rights was added.   In this letter, Paca writes to John Voorhees, Captain of the New Jersey militia, lamenting that he is not able to do more for the army by way of forage or supplies, but hoping that the current feeling of public spirit will be pervasive enough that the populace will be willing to assist the army.  The Continental Army had won a decisive victory at Yorktown just two weeks before, which would be the last major battle of the American Revolution.  He writes, "Surely on such an occasion as the present there must be public spirit enough to lend the state a little hay and pasturage for the support of a few cattel for a few days."   His letter reads, in full:   "Sir,  We rec'd yours of the 25th and in answer thereto we can only say we wish it were in our power to enable you to fulfill your engagements for forage for cattle:  we have had a small sum of hard money sent us for the special purpose of getting flour barrels, & therefore cant be applied to other purposes, which is far short of the sum wanted; we have requested Mr. Rd. Tilghman with whom we have lodged fifty pounds to pay you a proportion of it to satisfie as far as possible your contracts for flour barrels.  If forage is wanted for cattle try all the means of persuasion to get it of the well affected: surely on such an occasion as the present there must be public spirit enough to lend the state a little hay & pasturage for the support of a few cattel for a few days [crossed out:  but if persuasion will not do however painful and distressing it is to give the order we must nevertheless submit to the necessity of the case and direct you to seize such forage as the subsistence of the cattel requires]."   A nice letter, highlighting the perennial problem of supplying the Continental Army, written by a Signer of the Declaration of Independence.

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        History of Quadrupeds (Volumes I-II, Complete)

      London: Printed for B. White, 1781. Hardcover. Very Good+. Contemporary tree calf, rebacked, with gilt-stamped lettering in black morocco spine label, ornament gilt-stamped direct on spine; 2 volumes, 4to; pp. [2], 284; [2], xxiv, 285-566, [16], including engraved title-pages, penultimate ad leaf, and final blank; with 52 engraved plates. Some very light scuffing and bumping at corners and along edges of boards, otherwise the bindings are in excellent shape. Overall internally clean, with some faint offsetting from plates, a little scattered foxing here and there, early ownership signatures on title-pages. "Flaws" are certainly very minor -- a beautifully illustrated set, attractively bound. Nissen ZBI 3108.

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        L'Amériquain aux Anglois, ou Observations d'un membre des États Unis de l'Amerique, à divers ministres d'Angleterre, traduit par M. D. B***.

      Philadelphia 1781..

      [Bookseller: Heinrich Heine Antiquariat Lustenberger ]
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        Abbitte des Herzogs Friedrich von Oesterreich vor König Siegmund am 8. Mai 1415 zu Costnitz (Konstanz).

      - Feder und Pinsel in Grau, grau laviert, über Bleistift, auf Papier mit Wasserzeichen: JWhatman, mit schwarzer Federlinie umrandet; verso vermutlich von fremder Hand bezeichnet „No 21.". 16,2:20,7 cm. Auf braunen Karton montiert, Einrahmung mit Deckweißlinie, in der Umfassungslinie unten von fremder Hand bezeichnet „Ludwig von Baiern" und „Kurfürst von Brandenburg", darunter von fremder Hand „Friedrich August Junge / Leipzig, 1781 – 1841. / Schüler von Oeser. / Abbitte des Herzogs Friedrich von Oesterreich / von König Siegmund am 8. Mai 1415 zu Costnitz".- Winziges Nagellöchlein rechts oben. Provenienz: Sammlung Woldemar Kunis (1872-1928), Dohna/Sachsen, Lugt 2635. Junge war in Leipzig als Porträtmaler, hauptsächlich von Elfenbeinminiaturen, und Kupferstecher tätig. Zunächst nahm er Unterricht bei seinem Vater, einem um 1795/96 verstorbenen Staffiermaler. Anschließend studierte er an der Leipziger Akademie bei A.F. Oeser (1717-1799). Nur für wenige Reisen 1828 nach Dresden und Weimar und 1840 nach Berlin verließ er seine Geburtsstadt. Dort war er ausschließlich für die Leipziger Gesellschaft tätig.

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        An History of Birmingham, to the End of the Year 1780

      Birmingham: Printed by and for Pearson and Rollason, 1781. First edition. 8vo. (8.75 x 5.5 inches). pp.2 [blanks] + xii + 10 [unpaginated list of subscribers] + 280 + 2 [blanks]. Three extra leaves numbered 7*- 8*, 179* - 180*, and 233* - 234* inserted into the numbered sequence. Folding engraved frontispiece. Two folding maps. Fourteen hors-texte plates, one of them fold-out. List of Subscribers. Recently rebound in a simple brown cloth, gilt to spine. Signature of William Hunt to the fly leaf [Hunt was one of the subscribers]. Beneath, signed 'George Hunt, from Uncle James, 22nd September 1856'. The fourth plate has a one-inch vertical fold to the fore-edge. The fourth and final flap of the second fold-out map is detached along the fold, but is present and not torn. Occasional light foxing. A very good copy. We reduce the default shipping charge for lighter books or use it for a tracked service if books are expensive or uncommon. We pack books securely in boxes, or corrugated card or cardboard, and protect corners with bubble-wrap.

      [Bookseller: John Taylor Books P.B.F.A.]
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        De generis humani varietate nativa liber. Editio altera longe auctior et emendatior.

      Vandenhoek & Ruprecht, Göttingen 1781 - 8vo (203 x 125 mm), [6], 128 pp., including 2 engraved folding plates bound at the end. Modern papercard boards. Edges untrimmed. Internally browned, with some spotting and soiling mainly to margins. Provenance: Royal College of Surgeans in Ireland (ink stamp to title-page). Good copy. ---- PMM 219 (first ed.); NLM/Blake 51; Wellcome II, p.183; Garrison-Morton 156; Norman 250 (first ed.). - The rare second edition. The first edition was a dissertation printed for private distribution only and is practically unobtainable. "Blumenbach was the founder of anthropology. he classified mankind into four races, based on selected combinations of head shape, skin colour and hair form. his famous terms 'Caucasian, Mongolian, Ethiopian, American, and Malayan' were not used until the third edition of 1795" (Garrison-M. 156). Blumenbach 'was preceded by Tyson and Linné who had prepared the ground for his studies by relating man to the order of the primates. Linné had distinguished four races of man chiefly by the color of their skin. From these premises Blumenbach was able to develop the thesis that all living races are varieties of a single species, homo sapiens, and that their differences were small compared with those between man and the nearest animal; "innumerable varieties of mankind run into each other by insensible degrees". It is not surprising therefore that Blumenbach was opposed to the practice of slavery and the then current belief in the inherent savagery of the colored races' (PMM). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Tour Through Monmouthshire and Wales

      Salisbury: E. Easton, 1781. Second Edition. Hardcover. Very good +. Samuel Hieronymus Grimm. Contemporary brown calf. Five raised bands with gilt tooling, title and date. Boards with gilt lines at edges, blind stamped decorations adjacent to lines and blind crosshatching within. Expert repairs to joints. Edges marbled. Ruffling and short tears to the margins of the first plate and title page, each of which extended beyond the text block. 16 b/w plates, some missing tissue guards. 4to. 214 ps. Errata. Bookplate of Douglas Fairbanks Jr. on paste down end paper. Signed and dated (1781) on half title page by illustrator S.H. Grimm. Signed on title page by presumed first owner Andrew Gother. Reverend Gother was the rector of Shorwell on the Isle of Wright, who drowned off the coast of southwest Africa on his way to start service as a missionary.

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        Manuscript Document, Covenant between John Bedell and his mother-in-law, Helethay Simonson, to share profits and expenses of jointly owned property on Staten Island

      Staten Island, 1781. 1 page. 1 vols. Folio. Integral leaf present but torn along bottom edge, small stains here and there. 1 page. 1 vols. Folio. Eighteenth Century Staten Island Document. Contract to share profits and expenses on jointly held property including "the Farm lying at the East End of Staten Island...the Sale Meadow Lying at old Town...and two boats bought joytly betwee" them. The agreement stipulates that they share the expense of "Tilling the said lands, as also in the Manning and Equally Supporting said ferry boats..." and sharing the "Profits of the Tavern". Unusual piece of Staten Island history, in the midst of the American Revolution.

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      Lichfield, 1781. 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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Befestigungsanlagen vom Castill de Sant Felip ('Plano Del Castillo De San Felipe, Y De Sus Cercanias, Situado en la entrada de la Ria que bana á Puerto Mahon, en la Isla de Menorca. Por Don Tomas Lopez, Geografo de los Dominios de S.M. Madrid ano de 1781.').

      - altkolorierter Kupferstich b. Tomás López y Vargas Machuca in Madrid, dat. 1781, 37 x 42,5 Manso Porto - Tercera Parte Catálogo - Atlas, Mapas Sueltos y Guías De Forasteros, Nr. 58. - Tomas Lopez (1731-1802) was a spanish engraver and publisher, studied with Jean-Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville in Paris, returned to Madrid in 1760 and became Royal Geographer to King Charles III. - Rare plan! Zeigt das Castillo de Sant Felip an der Hafenausfahrt von Maó auf der Baleareninsel Menorca. - Rechts neben dem Plan Titel und Erklärungen. - Französisch-spanische Truppen eroberten und zerstörten die Festung im Jahre 1782, im Glauben, die Insel später mit den Briten gegen Gibraltar tauschen zu können. - Extrem seltener Plan der Befestigungsanlagen vom Castell De San Felip! (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Plano Geometrico De La Ciudad De Gibraltar Con las obras nuevas, que han construido los Ingleses; nuestras nuevas Baterias, y la Lignea que se construió de spues de levantado el sitio, el ano de 1727. Por D. Thomás Lopez, Pensionista de S. M. Ano de 1781.':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich b. Tomás López y Vargas Machuca in Madrid, dat. 1781, 38,5 x 38,5 Manso Porto - Tercera Parte Catálogo - Atlas, Mapas Sueltos y Guías De Forasteros, Nr. 40. - Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. K - P, S. 154. - Karte von Gibraltar; darüber 2 das Felsenmassiv von Gibraltar von der Ostseite und Gesamtansicht der Stadt von der Westseite. - Unter der Karte Titel, Erklärungen und Legende. - Extrem seltene Karte in tadellosem Zustand! GIBRALTAR: 'Plano Geometrico De La Ciudad De Gibraltar Con las obras nuevas, que han construido los Ingleses; nuestras nuevas Baterias, y la Lignea que se construió de spues de levantado el sitio, el ano de 1727. Por D. Thomás Lopez, Pensionista de S. M. Ano de 1781.': oldcoloured cooper-engraving by Tomás López y Vargas Machuca in Madrid, dat. 1781, 38,5 x 38,5 cm *Manso Porto - Tercera Parte Catálogo - Atlas, Mapas Sueltos y Guías De Forasteros, Nr. 40. - Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. K - P, S. 154. - Tomas Lopez (1731-1802) was a spanish engraver and publisher, studied with Jean-Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville in Paris, returned to Madrid in 1760 and became Royal Geographer to King Charles III. - Rare map Gibraltar in mint condition! (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Voyage dans les mers de l?Inde, fait par Ordre du Roi, A l?occasion du passage de Vénus fur le disque du soleil le 6 juin 1761, & le 3 du même mois 1769. Par M. Le Gentil, de l?Academie royale des Sciences. Tome Troisième. (3 seul).

      En Suisse, chez les Libraires Associés, 1781, - in-8vo, VIII + 431 p., reliure en d.-cuir originale à coins. Dos originale monté. Dèscription en détail sur les Isles Philippines / De Manille, position et sa description / Journal. attaque de défence de la ville de Manille en 1762 . par Guillaume Drapert, comm. en chef les troupes Britanniques des Indes Orientales.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Abhandlungen zur Naturgeschichte, Chemie, Anatomie, Medicin und Physik, aus den Schriften des Instituts der Künste und Wissenschaften zu Bologna. 2 in einem Band.

      Brandenburg, J. W. u. J. S. Halle, 1781-82. 8°. Mit wiederh. Holzschn.-Titelvignette, einigen Holzschn.-Vignetten im Text, einer mehrf. gefalt. Tabelle u. 9 gefalt. Kupfertafeln. 4 Bll., XXIIII, 375 (1) S.; 4 Bll., XVI, 378 S., 1 Bl. („Verbesserungen“), Etw. späterer HLwd.-Bd. m. goldgepr. Rückenschild. Erstausgabe. - Enth. neben der „Geschichte des Instituts der Künste und Wissenschaften zu Bologna“ zusammen 62 naturwissenschaftliche Abhandlungen wie „Von einem besondern Sande bey Bologna“, „J. Puzzi von den größern Cikaden“, „J. J. Scheuchzer von dem Heimwehe“, „Reise von Bologna nach den Alpen di San Pellegrino“, „Von den Stacheln der Skorpionen“, „J. Scheuchzer von einer besondern Steinart in den Gegenden um Wien“, „Von den Wassern zu Poretta“, „J. A. Stancari von der harten Hirnhaut“, „P. P. Molinelli anatomische Versuche“, „Von dem Maltheser Schwamm“, „J. A. Stancari vom Mohnsafte“, „H. F. Albertini über einige Krankheiten des Herzens“, „Zanotti vom Schalle“, „J. B. Beccari von der innerlichen Bewegung der flüssigen Körper“, „Vianelli von einer leuchtenden Wurmart in der See“, „Trombelli von einer aus dem Baste des Pfriemenkrauts bereiteten Leinwand“, „Jos. Monti von zwo verschiednen Gummiarten“, „Menghini von der Gegenwart der Eisentheilchen im Blute“, „Fabri von einer menschlichen Mißgeburt“, „J. Veratti von dem Gebrauch der Elektricität bey Heilung der Krankheiten“, „V. Menghini von der Wirkung des Kamphers innerlich genommen“ usw. - Einband fleckig u. an den Kanten berieben. Rückenschild mit Absplitterungen. Tlw. schwach gebräunt, sonst innen sauberes Exemplar. - Poggendorff I, 1435; vgl. Hirsch III, 681; nicht bei Wellcome u. Blake. Versand D: 12,00 EUR Leske, Abhandlungen zur Naturgeschichte, Chemie, Anatomie, Medicin und Physik, aus den Schriften des Instituts der Künste und Wissenschaften zu Bologna

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        Odyssee. Übersetzt von J. H. Voss. München, Bremer Presse 1926. 4to. 382 S. Handgebundener roter Orig.-Maroquinbd. auf 5 Bünden, Kastenvergoldung, Rückentitel, Deckelfileten u. Vollgoldschnitt. (Signiert Frieda Thiersch).

      0 - 21. Druck der Bremer Presse in 280 Exemplaren auf Zanders Bütten abgezogen. Herrlicher breitrandiger Druck mit Titel und Initialen von A. Simons. Der Homertext folgt der Ausgabe von 1781 und wurde von G. von Maassen durchgesehen. Tadellos erhalten in einem prachtvollen Meistereinband von Frieda Thiersch. Lediglich 50-60 Exemplare wurden so aufwending in der Vorzugsausstattung in Maroquin gebunden. - Lehnacker 21. - Rodenberg 485. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Philadelphia, 1781. 12mo. Printed self-wrappers, stitched. Additional stab holes in blank gutter. Toning, light soiling, and scattered foxing. Else very good. Revolutionary War-era Poor Richard's almanac, containing a list of "Remarkable Occurrences" relating to the war, together with an article on the "Medicinal Uses of Tansey and Camomile, recommended by Dr. Cook, and various aphorisms and tales. Woodcuts illustrating the different signs of the zodiac accompany each month of the almanac. The illustration, "The Anatomy of Man's Body, as govern'd by the Twelve Constellations," appears on page [5].

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        La Tentation de S. Antoine, Ornée de Figures et de Musique.

      A Londres no publisher 1781 - 8vo, 196 x 107 mms., printed half-title, nine leaves of text printed on verso only,nine engraved plates including engraved title, all engraved by Francois-Roland Elluin after Antoine Borel, eight engraved pages of music. BOUND WITH: [LALLEMAN (Pierre)]: Le Pot-Pourri de Loth, Ornée de Figures et de Musique. A Londres, 1781. 8vo, 197 x 107 mms., printed half-title, ten leaves of text printed on verso only, and one leaf printed on recto "FIN", nine engraved plates including frontispeice, all engraved by Francois-Roland Elluin after Antoine Borel, twelve engraved pages of music. 2 volumes in 1, handsomely bound in contemporary (or slightly later) red morocco, elaborate gilt borders on covers, got a floral motif, with a central lozenge in gilt, spine gilt to a floral motif; bookplate removed from front paste-down end-paper, top of spine very slightly chipped, but a fine and attractive copy. The imprint is false, and the volumes were almost certainly printed in Paris by Cazin. Four of the plates in La Tentation de S. Antoine, depict the temptation of Anthony (with demons, snakes, dragons and naked women), Sodom in flames, and the incest between Lot and his daughters. Although the presence of the erotic engravings has given these works fame, notoriety, or kudos, the other plates are rather more innocent, and the music, while not suited to bass voice (don't ask) is pleasant enough. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      London, 1781. Quarto. Contemporary mottled calf, neatly rebacked with the original spine laid down. Good. A strange ensemble, but the two articles in the collection of the greatest interest are "The Possibility of approaching the North Pole discussed" and "Journal of a Voyage in 1775. To explore the coast of America, Northward of California." This section, consisting of some ninety pages, was written by Don Francisco de la Bodega and is illustrated by a map of the Pacific Coast of America from Baja to Alaska, with capes named by Bodega marked. Wagner comments at length on the origins of this often inaccurate map. Much of the first article was drawn from information provided by whaling captains. There are several pieces on natural historical subjects, as well as "Ohthere's 'Voyage, and the Geography of the Ninth Century illustrated.'" In addition there is an account, illustrated with an engraved portrait, of "a very remarkable young musician" (i.e. Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Mozart).

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        Oeuvres Completes de M. Helvetius: Nouvelle Edition, Corrigeé & Augmenteé sur les Manuscrits de l'Auteur, avec sa Vie & son Portrait en cinq (5) volumes.

      N/D 1781 - Libro de colección. Interior en excelente estado. Texto íntegro sin manchas ni roturas. Roces y fatigas en el encuadernado. Roturas en el encuadernado de tres tomos provocadas por Pececillo de Plata (ver fotografías). WE SEND (free of charge) video demonstration of the conservation status of the book. ENVIAMOS (a solicitud y sin cargo) video de demostración del estado de conservación del ejemplar. Due to the large volume of the specimen; freight to destination will be agreed between the bookseller and the buyer. Debido al importante volumen del ejemplar, el flete a destino será acordado entre la librería y el comprador. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      New York, 1781. 16mo. Contemporary red morocco wallet binding with engraved silver locking clasp. Interleaved with 19th- century manuscript notes and family records of the Rev. James Armstrong and descendants; additional 19th-century manuscript notes in pockets of binding. Binding lightly worn, else fine. A fine copy of a scarce Hugh Gaine Loyalist imprint, for which only three copies are recorded between Drake and NAIP. The KALENDAR includes the usual almanac fare together with lists of British officials in America, former royal governors, British and Hessian army officers, and American Loyalist officers. this includes a detailed listing of the English order of battle in North America as of the end of 1781. The extensive genealogical and historical notes and records inscribed in the interleaves of the volume and contained in the pockets of the binding refer to Rev. John F. Armstrong (1750-1816) and his family. Armstrong (1750-1816) graduated from the College of New Jersey (Princeton) and studied theology with John Witherspoon, who granted Armstrong his license to preach (an event the present notes mention as being delayed by the British invasion of New Jersey), officiated at his wedding, and baptized his children. Armstrong served as chaplain during most of the Revolutionary War and later as pastor of the Presbyterian church in Trenton until his death. The notes include records of births, marriages, and deaths for several later generations of Armstrong's family, ending in 1882, as well as records of slaves and diseases and inoculations.

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        An eighteenth century ‘Market Book' kept by John William Payne, a seller of hides and skins, recording his customers and sales at various local markets, and covering the period November 24th 1781 to October 1st 1783.

      N.p. 1781 - 174 pages, bound in original calf backed marbled boards. Some wear to the spine and rubbing to the boards, but in good clean state. The front-end- paper carries his name, dated November 22nd 1781, and ‘Market Book'. 207mm x 162mm. Yorkshire, 1781-1783. John William Payne, (1757-1845), was a tanner and leather merchant, selling hides and skins at local markets at Wath, Doncaster, Rotherham, and Barnsley. He was born in Newhill Grange, Wath upon Dearne, and became a wealthy landowner, owning lead mines and shares in Derbyshire and Chesterfield canals. In 1785 he commissioned William Lindley to build Newhill Hall. His son, also named William, was not born until 1781. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The blessings of polygamy displayed in an affectionate address to the Rev. Martin Madan; occasioned by his late work, entitled Thelyphthora, or, A treatise on female ruin. / By Richard Hill, esq.

      London : J. Mathews [etc.] 1781 - Physical description; 171 pages ; (8vo). Subjects; Madan, Martin 1726-1790 - Thelyphthora. Madan, Martin - [Thelyphthora]. Marriage law - Great Britain. Polygamy - Early works to 1800. Prostitution - England - 18th century. Author's presentation copy, INSCRIBED. Errata slip tipped on to the terminal leaf. Contemporary paper-backed boards, good. Boards detached, spine worn. Uncommon in the original binding. 1 Kg. 171 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Essai sur la physiognomie, destiné A faire Connoìtre l'Homme & à le faire Aimer. Par Jean Gaspard Lavater, citoyen de Zurich et Ministre du St. Evangile. Première - quatrième Partie. (Motto:) Dieu créa l'Homme à son Image.

      (Imprimé chez Jacques van Karnebeek) resp. chez I. van Cleef,, La Haye, 1781 - 4 Bde. La Haye, (Imprimé chez Jacques van Karnebeek) resp. chez I. van Cleef, (1781)-1803. Gr.-4°. Mit 193 Kupfertafeln und zahlr. Vignetten von Schellenberg, Lips, Holzhalb, Chodowiecki u.a. Kalbleder d. Zt. mit je 2 roten Rückenschildchen, Goldfileten und etwas Rückenvergoldung, Goldschnitt. Weigelt 274.35 - 274.37 und 274.39; Engelmann 107 ff.; Cohen 606; Lonchamp 1751. - Erste Ausgabe in französischer Sprache. Der Text wurde neu bearbeitet und von Mme. de la Fite, H. Refner und Mme. Caillard übersetzt, der Druck erfolgte auf Lavaters Kosten. Die Kupfer sind nur zum geringen Teil Kopien nach denen der deutschen Ausgabe, die meisten sind neu. - Schönes breitrandiges Exemplar. Die Einbände mit etlichen Mängeln, Rücken und Kanten hinterlegt, zwei Deckel lose. In Band 4 fehlt der Avis au relieur. Sprache: Deutsch / German Kalbleder d. Zt. mit je 2 roten Rückenschildchen, Goldfileten und etwas Rückenvergoldung, Goldschnitt. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Natural History

      1781 - BUFFON, Count de. Natural History, General and Particular, by the Count de Buffon, Translated into English. Illustrated with three hundred and one Copper-plates, and Occasional Notes and Observations by the Translator. London and Edinburgh: Printed for W. Strahan and T. Cadell; W. Creech, 1781. Eight volumes. Octavo, contemporary full tree calf, raised bands, red and green morocco spine labels. $4800.Early edition of the first English translation of Buffon’s magnum opus, published in the same year as the first edition, translated and annotated by Scottish naturalist William Smellie, illustrated with 301 copperplate engravings, including two folding maps, one folding diagram, and frontispiece portrait of Buffon. In handsome contemporary tree calf bindings.“Natural history, prior to Buffon, had all the earmarks of an avocation, a hobby. Buffon is the one who raised it to the status of a science” (Mayr, 336). First translated into English in 1781 this work of Buffon provides, for the first time, “a complete survey of natural history in a popular form… in which he outlines a satisfactory account of the history of our globe… His belief in the mutability of species implied clearly some preparation for the thought of Darwin… Buffon was the first to present the universe as one complete whole and to find no phenomenon calling for any but a purely scientific explanation” (PMM 198). For the naturalist, Buffon’s History was “a splendid and well-illustrated account, and was widely used and copied from, [since it] illustrated animals from remote parts of the world” (Knight, 92). Published in the same year as the first edition of this translation; the first edition was issued in nine volumes and did not list the number of copperplates on the title pages. Plate CCXL appears in four states in Volume VII, as indicated in “Directions to the Binder” in Volume VIII. Index in Volume VIII. See Genet-Varcin & Roger 207. See Nissen 160. See Norman 369. Armorial bookplates.Text and plates generally clean and fine. Expert paper repair to Plate XXXV in Volume IV. Expert restoration to handsome contemporary tree calf. Buffon sets with all plates intact are scarce. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Tagebuch einer Entdeckungs-Reise nach der Südsee in den Jahren 1776 bis 1780 unter Anführung der Capitains Cook, Clerke, Gore und King.

      Berlin, Haude und Spener 1781; EA; ca 21x13 cm; (16) 357 Seiten mit 1 gest. Frontispiz und 1 mehrfach gefaltete Karte; Halbledereinband d. Zt. auf 5 echten Bünden mit etwas Rückenvergoldung (Einband an den Kanten stärker bestoßen, am oberen Kapital etwas eingerissen, Rückenschild mit Fehlstellen, Vorsätze etwas leimschattig, in der Vorrede zwei Blätter mit kleiner Verklebung, dort etwas Buchstabenverlust, die Karte mit kleinem Randeinriß; sonst guter Zustand) Beschreibt Cook`s dritte und letzte Reise, noch vor der offiziellen Buchveröffentlichung erschienen. Dem Buch dürfte das englische Original \"Journal of Captain Cook`s last Voyage\" von 1781 zu Grunde liegen, die erste Veröffentlichung nach der Reise, über dessen Autor Forster auch durch zahlreiche Korrespondenzen nichts erfahren konnte (siehe Vorwort). Der Autor war wohl John Rickman, Cooks 2. Lieutenant, der die Aufzeichnungen von Johan Ledyard, James Cook, W. Ellis und E. Newbery verwendet hat. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Dissertatio entomologica novas Insectorum species, cujus partem primam (-sextam; all published!) . publice ventilandam exhibent .

      - Upsaliae, J. Edman, 1781-1791. 6 parts (bound in 1 volume). 8vo (206 x 165mm). pp. 28; (2), 29-52; (2), 53-68, (2); (2), 69-84; (2), 85-106; (4), 107-130, with 6 (1 folded) engraved plates. Later half calf, gilt-lettered spine with 5 raised bands. Carl Peter Thunberg (1743-1828, Swedish botanist and explorer) was one of the greatest and most famous pupils of Linnaeus. After long and successful journeys (including 15 months through Japan and 3 years through South Africa), Thunberg succeeded Linnaeus as professor at the University of Uppsala. Numerous dissertations were defended by pupils of Thunberg, which were usually the work of Thunberg himself and are often attributed to him. A complete set of the dissertations on NEW INSECT SPECIES by (I:) S.N. Casstroem, (II:) J.M. Ekelund, (III:) D. Lundahl, (IV:) C.P. Engstroem, (V:) J.O. Noraeus, and (VI:) A.J. Lagus. These treatises are one of the two most important entomological series, dealing with exotic insects, especially from South Africa, together with their original descriptions. Most of the insects described in the present dissertations are insects from South Africa (Cape of Good Hope) and some of Japan.Provenance: Japanese monogram of Kikumaro Okano on title-pages.Hagen II, 220; Horn & Schenkling 22120. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      London, 1781. Antique-style three-quarter calf and marbled boards, leather label. Maps backed with linen. Internally clean. Very good. A classic of American travel, in the third and best edition, with expanded text, a biographical sketch of the author, an index, and the added plate of the tobacco plant not found in the first two editions. Carver travelled farther west than any Englishman before the Revolution, going as far as the Dakotas, exploring the headwaters of the Mississippi, and passing over the Great Lakes. The text contains the first published mention of the word "Oregon." The author comments on the Indians he encountered, as well as offering observations on natural history. The tobacco plant plate is handsomely colored. An important source book and stimulus for later explorers, especially Mackenzie and Lewis and Clark. This is the second issue, according to Howes, with the index.

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      [Madrid, 1781. Small quarto. Dbd. Faint spotting on the first leaf, else clean and bright. Very good. In a cloth clamshell box, morocco label. An important document of the American Revolution in the South, with important ramifications for the history of Florida. In 1779, Spain joined France in aiding the Americans against the British in the Revolution; however, Spanish goals were mainly self-serving, and she particularly wished to regain Florida, lost to Britain in the Peace of 1763 which concluded the French and Indian War. With this in mind, the energetic Viceroy Bernardo de Galvez organized an expedition from Havana against the British base at Pensacola, the capital of the Province of West Florida (including the present Florida panhandle, southern Alabama and Mississippi, and Louisiana as far as the Mississippi River). The expedition set out in November 1780, but was scattered by storms and was launched again in February 1781. The Spanish secured Baton Rouge, Natchez, and Mobile before turning on Pensacola. Despite difficulty in coordination (the Spanish admiral was not under Galvez' direct command and at first refused to run the bar at Pensacola under the British guns), Galvez was able to land his forces and effect a siege, resulting in British capitulation on May 9, 1781. The loss was a major setback to the British in the South and insured that the Floridas were returned to the Spanish in the Peace of 1783. Spanish control of the Floridas was a thorn in the side of the United States until they were sold to the U.S. under the conditions of the Adams-Onìs Treaty of 1819. This account is Galvez' detailed report of the entire expedition, with the last part dated at Pensacola on May 12, 1781. Also included is the treaty of capitulation and a schedule of troops involved. Medina believed this pamphlet was published first in Havana and later in Madrid. We have compared two copies which we believe confirms this. While the same in pagination, and indeed with the same text per page, the line settings within each page vary considerably. One is crudely printed and looks like Spanish colonial printing; the other, with a different type face, is much more elegantly printed. The present copy matches the latter description, which we believe to be the Madrid printing. The easy way to tell the two apart is the first (of many) different paragraph settings: on page 3 the first paragraph at the top has five lines in the Havana edition and only four in the Madrid edition. Accompanied by a copy of Jose Porrua Turanzas' (editor) DIARIO DE LAS OPERACIONES CONTRA LA PLAZA DE PANZACOLA 1781... (Madrid, 1959).

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      London, 1781. Etching with roulette work, with added hand color. Printed on two joined sheets. On laid paper with "J Bates" watermark and "JB" countermark. Fine. A print from THE ATLANTIC NEPTUNE which charts the Annapolis Royal, with a coastal view of Gulliver's Hole and a descriptive text. THE ATLANTIC NEPTUNE was the first great marine atlas, and one of the greatest achievements of 18th-century cartography. Published in England in 1774, it contains over 250 charts and views of the North American and Canadian coasts. The charts are intensely detailed and contain both hydrographical and topographical details. The ...NEPTUNE was compiled and published for the Royal Navy by Joseph F.W. Des Barres, a Swiss cartographer who joined the Royal American Regiment as a surveyor. Des Barres fought in the French and Indian wars and was enlisted to survey the Canadian coastline. While his fellow surveyor, Samuel Holland, charted the New England coast, Des Barres mapped the shoreline of Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, and the St. Lawrence River regions. In 1774, Des Barres returned to England where he compiled and published his monumental atlas. His dedication to the project was so strong that he published an updated version of the work every year until 1784. Des Barres' work was so superior to any other contemporary atlas that the maps were used as the standard charts of the East Coast for over fifty years. The ...NEPTUNE remains one of the most important atlases ever printed. Its views and maps chart the history of North America and allow us to glimpse a forgotten land long changed by the passage of time. This chart is an excellent 18th-century record of the first settlement in Canada. In 1605, two years before the first permanent British settlement at Jamestown, three years before the founding of Quebec, and fifteen years before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth, a small party of French explorers, led by Sieur de Monts, established Port Royal as the first settlement in Canada. The settlement was later renamed Annapolis Royal, which is the name assigned to it in Des Barres' chart.

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        The World in three Sections describing the Polar Regions to the Tropics with all the Tracts of Lord Mulgrave and Captain Cook towards the North and South Poles and the Torrid Zone or Tropical Regions with the New Discoveries in the South Sea. - J. Cary sculp. - Published Sept. 29, 1781; by I. Fielding No. 23, Paternoster Row.':.

      - kolorierter Kupferstich v. John Cary b. John Fielding, dat. 1781, 24 x 42 Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. E - J, S. 65. - Weltkarte in 2 Hemisphären; links der Südpol mit den Entdeckungen von Captain Cook; recht der Nordpol mit den Entdeckungen von Lord Mulgrave. - Unter den Hemisphären Karte der tropischen Gebiete der Welt. Double hemispherical map of the world, together with a section through the tropics, showing the routes of Mulgrave and Cook. - Shows to the left the South Pole "The South Pole to the Tropic of Capricorn, in which are traced the several attempts of Captain Cook to discover a southern continent from 1773 to 1779". -- To the right the North Pole "The North Pole to the Tropic of Cancer, describing the track of the Honble. Captain Phipps, now Lord Mulgrave, in 1773." - At the bottom "Torrid Zone or Trropical Regions of the World, in which are laid down, the New discoveries in the Pacific Ocean or South Sea." (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        The Acts of the General Assembly of the Common-Wealth of Pennsylvania, enacted into Laws, since the Declaration of Independence on the Fourth day of July, A.D. 1776

      John Dunlap [and Francis Bailey], Philadelphia [and Lancaster] 1781 - (12 1/8 x 7 3/4 inches). [71], [2], [51]-177, [1], [177]-417, [1], [395]-432, [2], [459]-488pp. Early twentieth century black morocco, spine with raised bands, lettered in gilt The extraordinarily rare session laws from the Revolution, including the flight to Lancaster. First editions (with the exception of the first two parts, which are second printings) of the so-called "Dunlap Laws," the excessively rare session laws of Pennsylvania passed during the Revolution and printed by John Dunlap, and in some instances Francis Bailey. Both the meetings of the Assembly, and the printing of the laws themselves, were conducted under gravely difficult conditions, as witness the displacement of the meeting (and printings) from Philadelphia to Lancaster, when the British occupied the city between September 1777 and June 1778. This collection includes all four of Dunlap and Bailey's Lancaster printings, which are the most difficult examples to find of the early Pennsylvania session laws. The onset of the Revolution ushered in an exciting and innovative period in American politics, as states made the transition from colonial political systems to independent legislatures. New constitutions were written (Pennsylvania's being among the most radical) and new classes of men came into political office, often displacing entrenched aristocrats and men of capital. The state legislatures functioned as miniature "laboratories of democracy," as new laws were passed for governance, the raising of public money, and the training and outfitting of a military force to contribute to the Revolutionary cause. Pennsylvania's Assembly was especially noteworthy for its sharp political divisions between ardent supporters of independence and those suspected of being Loyalists. The session laws collected here document the creation of the state's new political and civic structure, spelling out the roles and responsibilities of the governor, the Assembly, and the courts, the organization of the state militia and the requirements for serving therein, the creation of taxes and other means for raising public funds, and much, much more. This collection contains the journals of eighteen sessions of the Pennsylvania legislature representing the period from November 28, 1776 (the first meeting of the Pennsylvania General Assembly) through the fourth sitting of the Fifth General Assembly in 1781 (this last work and one other here known only in two copies). The only two comparable collections of Pennsylvania laws are those formed in the 19th century by Pennsylvania lawyer Charlemagne Tower, and one set of twenty-eight laws sold by William Reese Company (lacking one very rare imprint included here). In his catalogue of the Tower collection, noted bibliographer Charles Hildeburn called Tower's grouping of Pennsylvania laws "unequalled," and rightly so as it spanned more than 100 years and contained more than 150 separate items. Tower's collection of colonial American laws, which contained all of the Pennsylvania laws found in the present collection, was given to the Historical Society of Pennsylvania in 1890. The collection here includes Tower's numbers 757 through 773, a complete run of Pennsylvania session laws for the years 1776 to 1781. The present collection of eighteen session laws from 1776 to 1785 outstrips the holdings of the next nearest institutions - the Library of Congress, which has only sixteen of the titles, and the American Antiquarian Society, which holds only twelve. The next nearest after that is the University of Pennsylvania, with only seven of the titles. Of the eighteen printings of laws in this collection, two are known in only one other copy each (the fifth and last items); most other works are known in less than three, four, or six copies. It is likely that the laws were produced in very small numbers, mainly for the use of the legislators, and the earlier ones would have suffered losses in the British invasion of Philadelphia and eastern Pennsylvania [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Paris, 1781. Contemporary mottled French calf, neatly rebacked in matching style, gilt extra, leather spine labels stamped in gilt. A bit of light scattered foxing, but generally quite clean internally. A handsome set. An absolutely phenomenal association copy of this influential study of the antiquities of the Italian city of Herculaneum, destroyed during an explosion of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. This set of LES ANTIQUITÉS D'HERCULANUM... was given by Thomas Jefferson to his young protege, the painter John Trumbull. Jefferson has inscribed it on the front fly leaf of the first volume, "Th. J. begs Mr. Trumbull will do him the favor to accept this copy of the Herculaneum." Jefferson was instrumental in furthering Trumbull's career at an early stage, and in encouraging him to create his painting of the presentation of the Declaration of Independence. That painting is one of Trumbull's most important and iconic works, and in placing Jefferson at the center of that scene Trumbull helped to cement the Jefferson image in the American mind. Jefferson and Trumbull first met in London in early 1786, when Trumbull was thirty and Jefferson thirteen years his elder. At the time, Trumbull was studying painting under Benjamin West, but was planning to visit Paris to study the artworks available there. Jefferson invited Trumbull to stay with him at his Paris residence, the Hotel de Langeac, and the two quickly became close. In fact, Trumbull joined William S. Smith and Jefferson's secretary, William Short, in the small group of people that Jefferson asked to perform tasks or "commissions" for him. Trumbull lived with Jefferson for five or six weeks at the Hotel de Langeac, and Jefferson encouraged Trumbull in his early historical paintings. Trumbull had brought with him to Paris two of his recent historical paintings, "Death of General Warren at Bunker's Hill" and "Death of General Montgomery at Quebec," which he wanted to arrange to be engraved. It was almost certainly at Jefferson's suggestion and encouragement that Trumbull added the Declaration of Independence to his series of American historical paintings. With Jefferson's assistance and recollection of the event, Trumbull began his painting of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. It was Trumbull's placing of Jefferson at the center of his painting, flanked by John Adams and Benjamin Franklin, that helped cement the centrality of Jefferson's role as author of the Declaration in the public consciousness. Merrill Peterson asserts that "In the panegyrics of the Fourth of July...the popularity of Trumbull's masterpiece of historical portraiture, 'The Signing of the Declaration' - Jefferson's authorship of the American birthright was his certain title to immortality." Jefferson espoused Trumbull's talents, and introduced him to important people in Paris, and Trumbull repaid the favor in consequential ways. Jefferson's biographer Dumas Malone writes that "Jefferson was on the most intimate terms with Trumbull until the very end of his stay in France, and he always associated him in memory with what he called 'our charming coterie in Paris.'" That coterie included Maria Cosway, the beautiful and vivacious young wife of the English portraitist, Richard Cosway. Trumbull had already met the Cosways, and introduced them to Jefferson in Paris in August, 1786 at the Halle aux Bleds marketplace. The widowed Jefferson became enraptured with Maria Cosway, and spent a great deal of time with her between August and October, 1786. Trumbull was often with the pair, touring art galleries, attending concerts, walking around Paris and journeying into the countryside. On October 12, 1786, on the occasion of the Cosways return to England, Jefferson wrote Maria Cosway an anguished letter in which he related a debate between "my head and my heart." It was to Trumbull that Jefferson entrusted the delivery of this confidential and revealing letter. Trumbull was also an intermediary for Jefferson's friendship with Angelica Schuyler Church, Alexander Hamilton's sister-in-law. Mrs. Church and Maria Cosway were good friends, referring to each other as "sisters." Jefferson, in fact, helped Mrs. Church secure a volume of the HERCULANUM in September, 1788 (see Jefferson letter of September 21, 1788, in PAPERS OF THOMAS JEFFERSON, vol. 13, pp.623- 624). It is possible the gift of this set to Trumbull took place at the same time. The friendship between Jefferson and Trumbull continued after Trumbull left Paris for London and the United States. In 1788, Jefferson commissioned from Trumbull a canvas containing lifesize busts of Francis Bacon, John Locke, and Isaac Newton, who Jefferson considered as "the three greatest men that have ever lived." Also in 1788, Trumbull painted a portrait of Jefferson, and would later make copies of that portrait for Maria Cosway, Angelica Church, and Jefferson's eldest daughter, Martha. In 1789, anticipating that William Short was about to move on to other endeavors, Jefferson offered John Trumbull the position of his personal secretary, and offer that Trumbull declined. Some time after that Jefferson recommended Trumbull for the position of American Minister to the Barbary states, a post that Trumbull also declined. In 1793, Jefferson and Trumbull (a Federalist and a New England Congregationalist), had a falling out over questions of politics and religious faith, issues that came to a head at a dinner Jefferson hosted that also included the Virginia politician William Branch Giles. Trumbull and Giles already had bad blood between them, and when Jefferson seemingly took Giles's side Trumbull recalled that "from this time my acquaintance with Mr. Jefferson became cold and distant." Jefferson's gift to Trumbull of this set of Maréchal's ANTIQUITÉS D'HERCULANUM... is significant on several levels. Excavations at Herculaneum, destroyed by an eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D., had begun in 1738. The publication of illustrated books such as Maréchal's, showing the antiquities preserved and discovered at Herculaneum, had an important effect on the growing popularity of Neoclassical styles and themes in contemporary European and American art. Jefferson himself owned a set of Maréchal's work (although it was not among the works sold to the Library of Congress; it appears in the 1828 sale catalogue of his retained library), and he not only gave this set to Trumbull but ordered a set for the library at the University of Virginia as well. And as mentioned, Jefferson also assisted in securing a volume of the set for Angelica Church in 1788. Jefferson himself was very influenced by classical styles, as evidenced in his architectural designs for Monticello and the University of Virginia. John Trumbull was also greatly influenced by classical art, and was a central figure in the Neoclassical revival in America. This work would have been very important in the development of his artistic style. The first five volumes in Maréchal's work (i.e. volumes I, II, IIII, and V in the present set) are devoted to painting, and volumes VI and VII are concerned with bronzes. An outstanding association copy, uniting Thomas Jefferson with one of his most talented proteges, John Trumbull, whose painting of Jefferson presenting the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776 did so much to establish Jefferson in the pantheon of America's Founding Fathers.

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      [Exeter, 1781. Some creasing. Small hole, with loss to two words. Very minor foxing. Contemporary ink inscription on verso: "March & April 1781 No. 2." Overall very good. New Hampshire broadside, announcing an important constitutional convention. In January 1776, New Hampshire became the first of the thirteen colonies to adopt a constitution and create an independent commonwealth government. The 1776 constitution, however, had not been submitted to the people, and it severely limited the ability of most New Hampshire citizens to participate in the selection of their representatives. The present broadside, implicitly noting this problem, calls for the different towns and districts of the state to choose delegates to convene for the drafting of a new constitution. Numerous conflicts and amendments caused the convention to last for over two years, and the constitution was rejected by the people of the state four times before it was finally approved and put into effect in June 1784. The constitution itself greatly expanded manhood suffrage in the state, included an extensive bill of rights, and is notable as one of the earliest documents establishing the republican form of government adopted by the Framers in Philadelphia in 1787. NAIP records three copies.

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        Das Lob der Narrheit, aus dem Lateinischen (von W. G. Becker).

      Berlin u Lpzg Decker 1781 - 238 S., 1 Bl. Mit gest. Front. v. D. Chodowiecki (Portr. d. Verf.), allegor. Titelkupfer, 2 Textvign. (am Anfang u. am Ende des Haupttextes) u. mit 6 gefalt. Kupfertaf mit zus. 34 kl. Darst., ebenfalls v. D. Chodowiecki. Kl.-8°. (ca. 17 x 11 cm). Ppbd. d. Zt. (berieben u. bestoßen, im Vorsatz u. im Schnitt leicht fleckig bzw. angestaubt). Erste Ausg. m. Kupfern v. Chodowiecki (Rümann 239). Die ersten 12 S. nicht paginiert (Brief des Erasmus an Thomas Morus, dem das Buch gewidmet war). - Der Textteil durchgehend leicht gebräunt, die Taf. (auch Front.) besser erhalten. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Paris, 1781. Contemporary mottled calf, rebacked with most of original backstrip retained, gilt French coat of arms on boards. Boards rubbed and edgeworn. Bookplate of the Earls of Annandale on front free endpaper. Map backed on cloth. Early ownership signature of "Savary" on titlepage, ink notations on one page of text, armorial plate on front free endpaper with an apparent signature erased. Good. Lacks the map, "Carte de Environs du Fort Pitt et de la Nouvelle Province Indiana Dediee a M. Franklin." The first French edition. "Hutchins' work is one of the most valuable sources on the West during the British period. It is of particular interest for the Illinois country. The appended journal by Captain Kennedy describes his voyage up the Illinois River to its headwaters during July and August of 1773" - Streeter (1778 edition). Hutchins was the most accomplished geographer in America at the time, and his exact description of the regions west of the Alleghenies were the best available at the time of the Revolution. He produced a large map of the West at the same time he published this book, although they were not issued together. This French edition has an intriguing story behind it that warrants further research. It differs from the English edition in combining the two small maps of Kaskaskia and the Falls of the Ohio on a single sheet (present in this copy) and adds a larger folding map, "Carte de Environs du Fort Pitt et de la Nouvelle Province Indiana Dediee a M. Franklin" (lacking from this copy). On close examination, this proves to be a 1:1 reproduction, with captions in French, of a segment of the large map issued in London in 1778, about one-twelfth of the whole map, from the right center of the big map. Geographically this shows much of the present state of West Virginia, southwest Pennsylvania, and southeast Ohio. The French edition also differs from the British in containing an appendix with translations of all of the longer captions from the big British map of 1778. This copy bears the inscription on the titlepage: "Savary donné par [?] Oer. Consul." This is likely Jean Savary de Valcoulon, who made the acquaintance of Albert Gallatin when Gallatin was teaching at Harvard. "In his native Lyons, Savary had already failed in business and had achieved a reputation as an ardent supporter of the principles of the American Revolution. He had found a way to serve both his economic and his idealistic needs by becoming an agent of René Rapicault, a Frenchman who had advanced money and supplies to the State of Virginia during the Revolution War. Unfortunately for his mission, Savary was unable to speak or write English, and he clung like ivy to the Harvard tutor who was becoming fairly fluent in it. Savary spoke no English and proposed that Gallatin accompany him on a business trip as interpreter, and Gallatin eagerly accepted....they bought from several sources warrants for 120,000 acres of land in the Ohio River valley....One-quarter of this was to belong to Gallatin, with Savary obligingly advancing the money for the entire purchase" - Walters. Savary increased Gallatin's share to one-half, and in 1784 the pair embarked on an expedition to the Ohio and the Great Kanawha, the first time they were to cross the Alleghenies. The expedition ended disastrously. (See Walters for a lengthy account of the association betwen Savary and Gallatin.) In 1794, Gallatin sold the entire amount of claims which he held with Savary, without warranty of title, to Robert Morris, then a major speculator in western lands, for $4000 in Pennsylvania currency. Gallatin went on to become Secretary of the Treasury. Hutchins' DESCRIPTION TOPOGRAPHIQUE DE LA VIRGINIE... would have been of the greatest interest to Savary. How did this English book come to be translated and published, with these differences, in France in 1781, while England, France, and the United States were at war? The answer lies in the peculiar story of Hutchins. Although a native of America who grew up on the Pennsylvania frontier, Hutchins obtained a regular British army commission and saw extensive service during the French and Indian War. When the Revolution broke out he was in England, preparing his map and the accompanying TOPOGRAPHICAL DESCRIPTION.... In 1779 he resigned his commission rather than be sent to America to fight his countrymen, and later that year he was arrested for treasonable correspondence with Americans in France. At that time Franklin denied he knew Hutchins, a patent falsehood, since they had been well acquainted for years. After he was bailed out by powerful friends in England, Hutchins fled to France and made a bee-line for Franklin. He was in Paris in late 1780 when this translation was licensed on Nov. 15, and shortly thereafter left for America to become the "geographer to the United States by appointment to Congress." The lands that Hutchins chose to highlight happened to center on the land claimed by the Indiana Company, in which both Franklin and the French minister, Vergennes, had financial stakes. It seems clear that, far from not knowing each other, Hutchins and Franklin were not only in correspondence when the former was arrested, but they shared mutual land promotional interests which both the English and French editions of this book aided to some degree. Undoubtedly, much more remains to be discovered about this relationship and its role in promoting American lands in France.

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        Barbarorum leges antiquae cum notis et glossariis accedunt formularum fasciculi et selectae constitutiones medii aevii. Collegit plura notis et animadversionibus illustravit monumentis quoque ineditis exornavit F. Paulus Canciani Ord. Serv. Volumen Primum ( - quartum)

      Apud S. Coletium et F. Pitterium 1781-89 4 voll. in folio, pp. XX + (2) + 412; VIII + 596; (2) + VIII + 576; XII + 538 con tavv. f. t. i ill. n. t. inc. all'acquaf. . Cart. ed. rustica. Bordi intonsi, qualche insignificante tarletto. Copia freschissima. Manca il 5 volume, pubblicato nel 1792. Trattasi della piu' importante opera del Canciani, giurista e filosofo, che contiene: Volume primo - Editti dei Re Ostrogoti e le leggi longobarde. Volume secondo - Legge Salica e le leggi della Francia Orientale e le leggi dei Gerosolomitani. Volume terzo - Leggi dei Pisoni, Angli e Sassoni i capitolari dei Re Franchi e le usanze dell'Impero di Romania. Volume quarto - Leggi dei Burgundi e dei Visigoti. Canciani, nato a  Udune nel 1725, fu professore presso varie Universita', venne in seguito nominato Missionario Apostolioco a Londra. Venne poi nominato Reggente degli studi per la Provincia di Venezia. Opera importante e di grande rarita' ITA

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        Plano De La Isla De Menorca; con expresion de las disposiciones dadas para el desembarco del Exército Espanol del mando del Excmo. Sr. Duque de Crillon; igualmente que de las que no se puddieron executar por la contrariedad de los vientos':.

      - Kupferstich b. Tomás López y Vargas Machuca in Madrid, 1781, 46,5 x 43 Manso Porto - Tercera Parte Catálogo - Atlas, Mapas Sueltos y Guías De Forasteros, Nr. 57. - Tomas Lopez (1731-1802) was a spanish engraver and publisher, studied with Jean-Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville in Paris, returned to Madrid in 1760 and became Royal Geographer to King Charles III. - Rare map in mint condition! Zeigt die Baleareninsel Menorca. - Die Karte mit Titelkopfleiste. - Unten links Erklärungen. - Unter der Karte ausführlicher Text und Erklärungen in 4 Spalten. - Die Karte nicht signiert, wird aber Tomás Lopez zugeschrieben. - Extrem seltene Karte in tadellosem Zustand! (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Obras del venerable P. Maestro Fr. Luis de Granada, de la Orden de Santo Domingo. Con la "Vida y virtudes del venerable varon el Padre Maestro Fr. Luis de Granada", por el licenciado Luis Muñoz. [19 TOMOS, COMPLETO].

      Madrid, Antonio de Sancha, 1781-89. Se hallará en su Librería, en la Aduana vieja, . - En 19 tomos de –11,5 x 18,5–. T. I (La guía de pecadores): LXXVIII + 404 págs. T. II (La guía de pecadores. Parte segunda): VII + 444 págs. T. III (Libro de la oración y meditación. Tratados de limosna, ayuno y oración): XXVIII + 479 págs. T. IV (Libro de la oración y meditación. Tratados de limosna, ayuno y oración. Segunda parte): XI + 552 págs. T. V (Tratados I, II, III, IV y V del Memorial de la vida Christiana): XXX + 645 págs. T. VI: Tratados VI y VII del Memorial de la vida Christiana): VIII + 443 págs. T. VII (Tratado de la perfección del Amor de Dios): XXVI + 429 págs. T. VIII (Meditaciones muy devotas sobre algunos passos y mysterios principales de la vida de nuestro Salvador): VIII + 472 págs. T. IX (Introducción del Symbolo de la Fe. Primera parte): XXXI + 534 págs. T. X (Introducción del Symbolo de la Fe. Segunda parte): XI + 567 págs. T. XI (Introducción del Symbolo de la Fe. Parte tercera; Tratado del modo de Catechizar): XI + 496 págs. T. XII (Introducción del Symbolo de la Fe. Parte Quarta): XX + 584 págs. T. XIII (Sumario de la Introducción del Symbolo de la Fe): XV + 676 págs. T. XIV (Explicación de la doctrina Christiana): XIV + 622 págs. T. XV (Catorce sermones, y el Memorial Breve de la Vida Christiana): XI + 500 págs. T. XVI (Discurso sobre el Misterio de la Encarnación, en forma de Diálogo entre S. Ambrosio y S. Agustín; Compendio de la Doctrina espiritual; Vida del V. M. Juan de Ávila): XX + 460 págs. T. XVII (Traduccion de la Escala Espiritual): XXVII + 480 págs. T. XVIII (Tratado del menosprecio del mundo e imitación de Christo; Vida del V. e Illmo. Sr. D. Fr. Bartholomé de los Mártyres, Arzobispo de Braga): XVIII + 345 págs. [T. XIX] (Vida y virtudes del venerable varón el Padre Maestro Fr. Luis de Granada, de la Orden de Santo Domingo, por el licenciado Luis Muñoz): XVI + 616 págs. Limpio ejemplar, con buen papel. Magnífica encuadernación de Sancha, en plena piel, pasta española de época, lomo cuajado y con dos tejuelos. Cantos pintados. (MUY BUEN EJEMPLAR.) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Diario de las operaciones de la expedicion contra la Plaza de Panzacola concluida por las Armas de S. M. Católica baxo las órdenes del Mariscal de Campo D. Bernardo de Galvez.

      s.l.n.d. (Madrid ou Séville, 1781). - Petit in-4. 45pp. 1f. Broché, couverture muette de l'époque en papier décoré. Importante relation des opérations militaires menées en Floride pendant la guerre d'indépendance américaine, par les troupes espagnoles en provenance de Louisiane et de Cuba. La bataille de Pensacola marque l'apogée des efforts entrepris par le gouvernement espagnol pour récupérer la Floride perdue en 1763 par la signature du traité de Paris. C'est dans ce but qu'il se rangea aux côtés des insurgés et de la France, contre l'Angleterre. On connaît deux tirages de ce rare pamphlet, portant le même numéro de pages mais une composition différente: le premier passe pour avoir été imprimé à La Havane, et le second (celui-ci) aurait été imprimé à Madrid ou à Séville. Manque angulaire de papier à l'ensemble du volume, frôlant quelques lettres mais sans atteinte au texte. Bon exemplaire par ailleurs, dans son brochage d'origine en papier décoré. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Cours de construction des ouvrages qui établissent la navigation des rivières et de canaux, professé a l'école des ponts et chausses de 1832 à 1841.Paris, Carillan-Goeury & Dalmont (printed by Fain & Thunot), 1841. 2 volumes. Royal 4to (text) & Imperial 4to (plates). With 36 double page plates. Dark green half calf, Spanish marbled paper sides, blue sprinkled edges.

      Poggendorff II, col. 154; WorldCat (9 copies). A work on managing water flow and levels in rivers and canals, in two volumes, the first being a text volume and the second consisting of 36 double page plates. The text volume is divided into two parts, devoted respectively to rivers and canals. With chapters on the construction of locks, dikes, dams, tunnels, aqueducts, and bridges. By the French engineer Charles Joseph Minard (1781-1870). The text volume includes a 27-page explanation of the plates, an 8-page index and a list of errata. Re-backed with original backstrip. A very good copy, with only the text volume slightly foxed throughout. On managing water flow in rivers and canals.

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        Letter, signed ("Thos. Jefferson"), to the Marquis de Lafayette ("Sir")

      "In Council" [Richmond, Virginia], 1781. 1-1/2 pp. pen and ink in a secretarial hand on folded sheet of laid paper with integral address leaf. Folio (14-1/2 x 9 in.). Minor loss to text at lower edge, creased from prior folding. 1-1/2 pp. pen and ink in a secretarial hand on folded sheet of laid paper with integral address leaf. Folio (14-1/2 x 9 in.). A wartime letter to Lafayette from Jefferson as Governor of Virginia, regarding tools and men necessary for operations against Benedict Arnold at Portsmouth, recruitment of militia, condition of cavalry, and sending a letter (not present) to General Greene. Lafayette is not named in the letter, but his name is docketed at the head of Jefferson's retained copy (now at the Library of Virginia). The turncoat Benedict Arnold had begun openly serving the British side at the end of 1780 with raids on the Chesapeake from his base in Portsmouth. "Arnold's force routed the Virginia militia, burned ships, munitions, and tobacco, and forced Governor Thomas Jefferson into humiliating flight" (ODNB). As this letter makes clear, Jefferson took an active and detailed interest in planning the resistance to Arnold's raids. Lafayette was ultimatley successful in defending Richmond from a British attack, but Jefferson suffered further humilation, having been chased from Richmond to Monticello by Cornwallis. After the British defeat at Yorktown, Jefferson faced an inquiry from the House of Delegates over his conduct during Arnold's invasion of Virginia. He was never officially censured, though his single term as Governor of Virginia did, for a time, sour Jefferson on ever holding public office again. The letter reads, in part: "Colo. Senf handed me a list of entrenching tools and other necessaries for the operations against Portsmouth ... Mr. Walker delivered me your wish to have seamen procured for manning the armed vessels ... But perhaps the arrival of the fleet and transports of the enemy may have rendered our plans against Portsmouth desperate ... Captain Maxwell is at present, and for some time will be at the Ship-yard on Chickahominy endeavoring to withdraw the vessels and Stores from that place into James river. He will there receive any orders you may wish to have executed within the naval Department ... We are now calling for militia as Stated in the margin [here militia numbers from various counties are tallied, totaling 1,590 men] to relieve those who have had so very long a tour. They will probably begin to come in within a fortnight and be all in within four weeks ... Captain Reid's troop of horse is just arrived here from guarding the Saratoga prisoners in which business it has been employed for 18 months past. They came under an order which was meant to carry them into immediate service below, but Capt. Reid reports them to me as totally unfit for service from poverty, sore backs, and broken saddles ... I have the pleasure to inclose you a Letter of the 23d. from General Greene ..." An important letter, highlighting key events leading to the culmination of the Yorktown campaign. Boyd, ed. The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, V, pp. 270-1. Provenance: Allyn Kellogg Ford Collection

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        The Genera Insectorum of Linnaeus, exemplified by various specimens of English Insects drawn from nature./ Les Genres des Insectes de Linné; constatés par divers échantillons d'Insects d'Angleterre copiés d'après nature.

      - Londres, J.Dixwell ., 1781. 4to (265 x 215mm). pp. (4), xvii, (3), 371, (20), with 1 engraved hand-coloured frontispiece, 20 (1 folded) finely handcoloured engraved plates and 2 plain folded plates. Contemporary calf, richly gilt decorated spine with red gilt lettered label, sides with gilt border. A fine copy with many of the plates hightened with gum arabic. The English and French text is printed in double columns. James Barbut (fl. 1776-1799) was a British naturalist and painter. He exhibited paintings at the Royal Academy of Arts in London. The original drawings for the above work were purchased by the Natural History Museum in London in 2000. The delicately handcoloured plates depict 299 insects. This attractive work is very similar to Harris' 'Exposition of English Insects', first published in the previous year. No details of the life and circumstances of James Barbut appear to have been recorded.Nissen ZBI, 220. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Beiträge zur Insectengeschichte.

      Leipzig, im Schwickertschen Verlage, 1781-83. 3 parts (bound in one). 8vo (190 x115mm). pp. 10, 98, (4), with 1 engraved title vignette and 6 engraved handcoloured plates; pp. viii, 102, (2), with 7 handcoloured engraved plates; pp. (6), 138, with 6 handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, spine with gilt ornaments and lettering. August Wilhelm Knoch (1742-1818) was professor of physics. He published 2 entomological works, the present one and 'Neue Beyträge zur Insectenkunde' Leipzig 1801. The excellent plates were engraved by H.A. Schmidt after drawings by the author and show mainly butterflies. Some slight waterstaining. Very scarce.//Nissen ZBI, 2225.

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        Carta De La Isla De La Martinica Por D. Juan Lopez Pensionista de S.M. Madrid ano de 1781.':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich b. Juan López in Madrid, dat. 1781, 37 x 39,5 Manso Porto - Tercera Parte Catálogo - Atlas, Mapas Sueltos y Guías De Forasteros, Nr. 177. - Juan Lopez (born 1765) son of Tomaz López, worked with his father. - After his father's death he published the 'Atlas Geográfico de Espana' and became Royal Geographer to the King of Spain. - Rare map from Martinique in mint condition! (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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      [Japan 1781, - n.p.] 19th century Meiji reprint edition, 3 volset, black stitched wrappers., 48 b.w. woodcuts, 16+16+16p.,very clean copy, 18 x 25 cm. SCARCE Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        Collection complette des Oeuvres de M. de Voltaire - Band 1-57, ohne Band 36. Aus der Bibliothek von dem Wagner Mäzen Otto Wesendonck. Edition complete des oeuvres de Voltaire Tome 1-57, sans Tome 36, issue de la bibliotheque du mecene de Wagner Otto Wesendonck, belle edition en reliure demi-cuir.

      ohne Ort, Lausanne, Grasset, Londres, 1770-1781 - 56 Bände in uniformen orig. Halblederbänden der Zeit auf 5 Bünden, mit Rückenschildchen und zweitem Schild mit laufender Nummer der Ausgabe, Kleisterpapierüberzug, Lederecken, Lesebändchen, einige Bände beschabt und bestoßen, kleine Einrisse an den Kapitälen, einige Ecken offen, ein Rückenschild nicht komplett, jeder Band mit zwei Ex-Libris eins aus der Zeit, eins um 1840/50. Im Ganzen gute Ausgabe mit sauberem Papier, feste Bindung, gutes Exemplar, Zustand 2-3. Sprache: Französisch

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        Archiv der Insectengeschichte.

      - 8 Hefte in 1 Band (alles was erschienen) Steiner, Zürich 1781-1786. Zus. 321 S. Text u. 51 (3 nicht kolor.) kolorierten Tafeln Hldr. d. Zt. Gering bestoßen. Rücken etwas beschäd. u. brüchig.– Die sehr schön kolorierten Taf. gut erhalten. 2 Tafeln von alter Hand prachtvoll kopiert und koloriert. Taf. 37-42 sind nicht erschienen. – Unter anderem mit Arbeiten namhafter Entomologen der Zeit, darunter J. F. W. Herbst, J. G. Hübner, Franz von Paula Schrank. – Nissen 1455. Horn/Schenkling 7210. Hagen I, 257. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lettres de M william Coxe à M W Melmoth sur l'état politique civil et EDITION ORIGINALE

      à Paris: chez Belin., 1781. Fine. chez Belin., à Paris 1781, in 8 (12x20cm), viij, 326pp., relié. - First edition of the translation by Ramond Carbonnières annotated and expanded its observations. Full Sheepskin brown speckled time. Smooth back florets and nets. Roulette border on covers. Part of title in red morocco. Caps threadbare. Corners bumped. Coxe effected 2 trips (1766 and 1779) through the Swiss cantons, his letters are full of picturesque descriptions, plus remarks of the translator who also made a trip to Switzerland. A second volume appeared the following year. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de la traduction par Ramond de Carbonnières, annotée et augmentée de ses observations. Reliure en pleine basane d'époque brune mouchetée. Dos lisse à fleurons et filets. Roulette d'encadrement sur les plats. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Coiffes élimées. Coins émoussés. Coxe effectua 2 voyages (en 1766 et 1779) à travers les cantons suisses, ses lettres fourmillent de descriptions pittoresques, augmentées des remarques du traducteur qui fit également un voyage en Suisse. Un second volume paraîtra l'année suivante. NB : Cet ouvrage est disponible à la librairie sur demande sous 48 heures.

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