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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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Schmidt & Günther]
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        POOR RICHARD IMPROVED: BEING AN ALMANACK AND EPHEMERIS OF THE MOTIONS OF THE SUN AND MOON...FOR THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 1782

      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].

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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]

      [Bookseller: John Price Antiquarian Books, ABA, ILAB]
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        MISCELLANIES

      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).

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Eduardo Martínez Moreira]
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        GAINE'S UNIVERSAL REGISTER: OR, AMERICAN AND BRITISH KALENDAR, FOR THE YEAR 1782

      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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Ken Spelman Books ABA, PBFA. (est 1948)]
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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]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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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]

      [Bookseller: EOS Buchantiquariat Benz AG]
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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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Hilbert Kadgien]
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        La Russie Blanche ou Muscovie Divisée Suivant l'etendue des Royaumes, Duchés, Principautés &c.

      1781 - Paris: Dezuach? 1781. Original colours with additions.450 x 640mm. A very fine example A French map of Russia based on the cartography by Sanson, with a decorative title cartouche, this example re-issued in a later french composite atlas.

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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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        TRAVELS THROUGH THE INTERIOR PARTS OF NORTH AMERICA, IN THE YEARS 1766, 1767, AND 1768

      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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        DIARIO DE LAS OPERACIONES DE LA EXPEDICION CONTRA LA PLAZA DE PANZACOLA CONCLUIDA POR LAS ARMAS DE S.M. CATOLICA, BAXO LAS ORDENES DEL MARISCAL DE CAMPO D. BERNARDO DE GALVEZ [caption title]

      [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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        ANNAPOLIS ROYAL...ST. MARY'S BAY

      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

      Philadelphia [and Lancaster]: John Dunlap [and Francis Bailey], 1781. 18 session laws in one, small folio. (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 in 1777.Within these laws are found much of the day-to-day politics and business of running a state during the Revolution, with details of the war dominating. The very first laws establish a quorum, authorize the courts, issue Continental currency, establish a militia, and cover many military matters. By the third session the legislature had been forced to flee Philadelphia in front of the British invasion, and the next four session laws are printed in Lancaster by Francis Bailey and John Dunlap. The fourth sitting of the second General Assembly reconvened in Philadelphia on August 4, 1778. Virtually all of the laws in this period are concerned with the prosecution of the war, whether attainting traitors, organizing supplies, passing military regulations, or controlling prices. But there is much of importance besides; in January 1780 the Assembly passed "An Act for the Gradual Abolition of Slavery" as well as incorporating the American Philosophical Society. Beginning with the Fourth General Assembly in October 1779, Thomas Paine became the Clerk, and all the published laws are subscribed by him in type until September 1780.The contents here include the following:1) Laws Enacted in the First Sitting of the First General Assembly of Pennsylvania, which began at Philadelphia, November 28, 1776, and was continued by adjournments to March 21, 1777. Philadelphia. 1779. Evans 16427; Hildeburn 3902; Tower Collection 763.2) Laws Enacted in the Second Sitting of the First General Assembly...which commenced at Philadelphia, the Twelfth day of May One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy-Seven, and continued to the Nineteenth day of June in the same year. Philadelphia. 1779. Evans 16427; Hildeburn 3902; Tower Collection 763.3) Laws Enacted in a General Assembly...held at Philadelphia the 12th day of May, 1777, and continued by adjournment to Lancaster, until the 14th day of Oct. 1777. Lancaster. 1777. Evans 15540; Hildeburn 3580; Tower Collection 757.4) Laws Enacted in the Second General Assembly...At the Sitting which began at Lancaster on the Twenty-Seventh day of October, A.D. One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy-Seven, and continued by adjournment to the Second day of January, A.D. One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy-Eight. Lancaster. 1778. Evans 15968; Hildeburn 3730; Tower Collection 758.5) Laws Enacted in the Second Sitting of the Second General Assembly...which began at Lancaster, on Wednesday, the Eighteenth day of February, A.D. One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy-Eight. [Lancaster. 1778]. Evans 15969; Hildeburn 3730; Tower Collection 759.6) Laws Enacted in the Third Sitting of the Second General Assembly...which began at Lancaster, on Wednesday the 13th day of May, 1778. [Lancaster. 1778]. Evans 15970; Hildeburn 3730; Tower Collection 760.7) Laws Enacted in the Fourth Sitting of the Second General Assembly...which commenced at Philadelphia, on the Fourth day of August, A.D. One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy-Eight. [Philadelphia. 1778]. Evans 15971; Hildeburn 3730; Tower Collection 761.8) Laws Enacted in the Third General Assembly...which met at Philadelphia, on Monday the Twenty-Sixth day of October, in the year of Our Lord A.D. One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy-Eight, and in the Third Year of the Independence of the United States of North-America. Philadelphia. 1778. Evans 15972; Hildeburn 3731; Tower Collection 762.9) Laws Enacted in the Second Sitting of the Third General Assembly...which commenced at Philadelphia, on Monday the First day of February, A.D. One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy-Nine, and continued till Monday the Fifth day of April of the same year. [Philadelphia. 1779]. Evans 16428; Hildeburn 3901; Tower Collection 764.10) Laws Enacted in the Third Sitting of the Third General Assembly...which commenced at Philadelphia, on Monday the Thirtieth day of August, A.D. One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy-Nine. [Philadelphia. 1779]. Evans 16429; Hildeburn 3901; Tower Collection 765.11) Laws Enacted in the First Sitting of the Fourth General Assembly...which met at Philadelphia, on Monday the Twenty-Fifth day of October, in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy-Nine. [Philadelphia. 1779]. Evans 16430; Hildeburn 3902; Tower Collection 766.12) Laws Enacted in the Second Sitting of the Fourth General Assembly...which commenced at Philadelphia, on Wednesday the 19th day of January, in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty. [Philadelphia. 1780]. Evans 16930; Hildeburn 4016; Tower Collection 767.13) Laws Enacted in the Third Sitting of the Fourth General Assembly...which commenced at Philadelphia, on Wednesday the Tenth day of May, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty. [Philadelphia. 1780]. Evans 16931; Hildeburn 4016; Tower Collection 768.14) Laws Enacted in the Fourth Sitting of the Fourth General Assembly...which commenced at Philadelphia on Friday the First day of September, One Thousand Eeven Hundred and Eighty. [Philadelphia. 1780]. Evans 16932; Hildeburn 4016; Tower Collection 769.15) Laws of the First Sitting of the Fifth General Assembly...which met at Philadelphia, on Tuesday, the Twenty-Third day of October, in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty. [Philadelphia. 1780]. Evans 16933; Hildeburn 4017; Tower Collection 770.16) Laws Enacted in the Second Sitting of the Fifth General Assembly...which commenced at Philadelphia, on Tuesday the Sixth day of February, in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred Eighty and One. [Philadelphia. 1781]. The first issue, printed as pp. 395-434; a later issue bears the correct continuous pagination, pp. 419-458. Evans 17289; Hildeburn 4120; Tower Collection 771.17) Laws Enacted in the Third Sitting of the Fifth General Assembly...which commenced at Philadelphia, on Thursday the Twenty-Fourth day of May, in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred Eighty and One. [Philadelphia. 1781]. Evans 17290; Hildeburn 4017; Tower Collection 772.18) Laws Enacted in the Fourth Sitting of the Fifth General Assembly...which commenced at Philadelphia, on Tuesday, the Fourth day of September, in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty-One. [Philadelphia. 1781]. Evans 17291; Hildeburn 4120; Tower Collection 773.A remarkable collection of rare and important Revolutionary era Pennsylvania laws.

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        LES ANTIQUITÉS D'HERCULANUM AVEC LEURS EXPLICATIONS EN FRANÇOIS

      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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        STATE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, APRIL 5th, 1781. WHEREAS THE PRESENT SITUATION OF AFFAIRS IN THIS STATE MAKES IT NECESSARY THAT A FULL AND FREE REPRESENTATION OF THE INHABITANTS THEREOF SHOULD MEET IN CONVENTION FOR THE SOLE PURPOSE OF FORMING AND LAYING A PERMANENT PLAN OR SYSTEM OF GOVERNMENT

      [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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        DESCRIPTION TOPOGRAPHIQUE DE LA VIRGINIE, DE LA PENSYLVANIE, DU MARYLAND ET DE LA CAROLINE SEPTENTRIONALE

      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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        KONZATSU YAMATO SOHGA: MISCELLANEOUS SKETCHES.

      [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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        Genera of Birds. WITH Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux. WITH Indian Zoology

      London. & London: Fleet-Street. & London: B White. & B White & Son. & Robert Faulder, 1781 3 vols in 1. In full c 1790 basket weave calf, decorative gilt edge tooling, corners and edges bumped and worn. Spine, faded, gilt tooling and titles. Internally, red marbled endpapers, Genera, engraved titlepage, [4], (1), (ii-xxv), [1], [1], 2-68 pp, 16 pls. Oiseaux, 1st Eng ed, eng index titlepage, 9 only, [1], [3], (iv-vii), [1], [1], 2-122 pp, [1] adverts, [1], 1 pl. Zoology, 2nd ed, eng tp, (viii), [2], 3-27, [3], 31-161 pp, [1], [1] addendum, 17 pls, Includes ?An essay on India, .. Translated from the Latin of John Reinhold Forster, by John Aikin, M.D.. Text block edges gilt, armorial bookplate to fpd, crack to top inch of each joint, browning and offsetting. (ESTC T862. Graesse 191.Alibone 1554. ESTC T856 ). Pennant, naturalist, traveller, and writer. See ODNB.

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        The Revolution of America

      Printed for Lockyer Davis, Holborn 1781 - xvi, 181 p. Rebound in modern brown leather. Gilt spine. Fine binding and cover. New endpapers. Pages clean and unmarked, with some toning occurring. 1st English edition, translation of Revolution de l'Amerique. Raynalâ??s analysis is quite remarkable. Raynalâ??s narrative begins with the post-war state of the American colonies in 1763 after the French and Indian war. He covers the miscalculations of England and policy failures which causes the colonies to separate themselves from their mother-country. From there he writes on the commencement of the American war for independence, why England failed in this fight, why the Americans failed to dislodge England from Canada, and the roles of France and Spain. Raynal concludes with a view of the new American nation and a benediction for the America of the future. "Intended to supplement the author's earlier history of European trade in the two indies. An enterprising printer secured the manuscript and without consent issued simultaneous English and French editions." - Howes R85; Sabin 68104. AMERICAN CONTROVERSY 81-59m. Presumed to have been printed in France. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Notizie storiche della città di Mantova...dalla fondazione di Mantova sino all' anno di Cristo 989 (vol. 1°) e 1183 (vol. 2°)

      Erede di Alberto Pazzoni 1781 - 1782 Notizie storiche della città di Mantova...dalla fondazione di Mantova sino all' anno di Cristo 989 (vol. 1°) e 1183 (vol. 2°). Visi, Giovanni Battista. Mantova, Erede di Alberto Pazzoni, 1781 - 82. 2 volumi in - 4° grande, m. pergamena con angoli ottocentesca. viii, 380 pp. con 2 carte (geografica e topografica) ripiegate f.t.; viii, 402 pp. con una tavola incisa in rame f.t. raffigurante la contessa Matilde a cavallo. Le pp. 53 - 56 sono posposte. Bell' esemplare di opera rara rimasta incompiuta per la morte dell' autore. Manca al Lozzi. Bibl. Platneriana, p. 193.

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        Geschichte der Entlibucher, von Joseph Xaveri Schnider von Wartensee, Pfarrer zu Schüpfen. Erster Theil, bzw. Zweyter Theyl oder dermaliger Zustand des Entlibuchs.

      Luzern, gedruckt und verlegt bey Joseph Aloys Salzmann 1781 u. 1782. - Kl.-8°. 2 Bände. 5 Bll. (inkl. Titel), 151+1 u. XXVIII, 292 SS. Kart. d.Zt. (leicht berieben u. min. bestossen) mit Kiebitzpapier-Bezug u. mont. Rückenschildchen (Titel u. Bandnummern). Erste (einzige Original-) Ausgabe. Seiten unterschiedlich (stock-) fleckig. Etwas Alters- u. Gebrauchsspuren, Bd. 1 mit Besitzervermerk, Vorsätze mit einfachem Namen-Exlibris d. 19. Jhs., neuere Besitzervermerke u. -Stempel a. fl.Bl. verso, bzw. -Stempel im Titel von Bd. 2. Gesamthaft sehr ordentliches Exemplar. So u.a. auch in SNB. Titel in 2 Teilen vollständig; Band 2 ist unterteilt in 2 Abschnitte. ? Es scheint dies die früheste spezifische d.h. monographische Beschreibung des Entlebuchs überhaupt zu sein (vgl. dazu Emil Emmenegger, Das Schrifttum zur Geschichte und Heimatkunde der Landschaft Entlebuch. Schüpfheim 1972, passim). ? Barth 19127 (?2 Theile?); Waeber p. 259 nur für Bd. 2 (?Der erste Teil ist historisch?) und Anmerkung: ?S. XXVI?XXVIII des Vorwortes zum 2. Th. enthalten einen Wegweiser zur Bereisung des Entlibuchs? ? 1783/1784 erschien ein ergänzender Band unter dem abweichenden Titel: ?Besondere Beschreibungen etlicher Berge des Entlibuches, mit verschiedenen historischen Anekdoten, ökonomischen Beobachtungen, und andern Erklärungen über die Geschichte der Entlibucher. Von dem Verfasser jetztgemeldeter Geschichte gesammelt im Jahre 1783? (Luzern, gedruckt bey Joseph Aloys Salzmann, 1784; vgl. IDS Luzern; Barth 19128: 3 Hefte, 1783?1784). Emil Emmenegger zählt die drei unterschiedlichen Teile als 3-bändiges Werk und erklärt dazu in der Fussnote zu Band 3: ?Diese Beschreibung erfolgt ebenfalls in Abschnitten, indem gewisse Berge der Umgebung erwähnt [sic] und dazwischen sind wahllos noch etliche Nachträge zur Geschichte der Entlebucher sowie Anekdoten eingestreut, sodass es notwendig ist, wenn man die Geschichte des Entlebuchs von Pfarrer Schnyder kennen lernen will, auch diese Nachträge im 3. Buch durchzulesen.? (op. cit. p. 11, Fussnote 5). ? Inhaltsverzeichnis zu Bd. 1: 1te. Periode enthält die Geschichte bis auf Rudolph dem Ersten, 2te. (-) von Rudolph dem Ersten bis auf die Zeit, wo Wollhausen [Wolhusen] an Luzern kommen, 3te. (-) die Folge der Geschichte bis in das 16te Jahrhundert, 4te. (-) enthält die Geschichte des 16ten und 17ten Jahrhunderts, 5te. (-) die Geschichte bis auf die gegenwärtige Zeit / Bd. 2, ?Erster Abschnitt oder Allgemeine Beschreibung?: 1. Namen, Karten, Grenzen, Grösse des Landes; 2. Seine Beschaffenheit, Berge, Mineralien; 3. Flüsse und Wässer [Wasser]; 4. Waldungen, Jagdbarkeit; 5. Feldbau, Viehzucht; 6. Anzahl und Charakter der Einwohner u.s.w.; 7. Religion, politische und militärische Einrichtung; 8. Austeilung für die besondere Beschreibung (?Bey der Beschreibung der besondern Aemter, Pfarreyen und Oerter werde ich jetzt folgende Ordnung beobachten, nämlich oben im Lande anfangen und unten im Lande endigen. Schließlich als ein Supplement vom Markte noch was sagen?, p. 200) als Einleitung für den anschliessenden Teil ?Zweyter Abschnitt oder Besondere Beschreibung?: 1.?3. Das obere / mittlere / untere Amt, 4. Der Markt von Wollhausen [Wolhusen]. ?? Joseph Xaver Schnyder von Wartensee (Luzern 1750?1784 Strassburg), kath., von Luzern. 1761?1773 Gymnasium und Theologiestudium in Luzern, 1773 Priesterweihe. Vikar in Ufhusen und Escholzmatt, 1776?1784 Pfarrer in Schüpfheim. In mehreren Schriften widmete sich Schnyder dem Ausbau des Schulwesens, der Geschichte, Volkskunde, Geografie und Geologie des Entlebuchs und der Verbesserung der Landwirtschaft im Sinne der Physiokraten. Er förderte die Errichtung der Pfarrei Flühli 1781. Mitglied der Physikalischen Gesellschaft Zürich. Werke: 1. Geschichte der Entlibucher, 2 Bde., 1781?1782; 2. Besondere Beschreibungen etlicher Berge des Entlibuches, 3 Bde., 1783 (M. Lischer, in: HLS). ? Pfarrer Schnyders Konzept erscheint gewissermassen als ein Vorläufer der späteren Kantonsbeschreibungen, die in den 1830er bis 1850er Jahren unter dem Obertitel ?Gemälde der Schweiz? [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        South Sea whale fishery. A representation of the ships Amelia Wilson & Castor off the Island of Bouro - with their boats & crew in the various process of fishing, shewing the manner the spermacetti whales are caught, also the method of cutting them into the ship, & boiling the oil upon deck.London, W.J. Huggins, January 1, 1825. Aquatint (plate size: 44 x 56.5 cm), printed on unwatermarked wove paper (50.5 x 61.5 cm).

      Ingalls, Lothrop collection 104; Kendall Whaling Museum prints 188. Second issue(?) of a striking aquatint by Thomas Sutherland after a painting by the celebrated marine painter William John Huggins (1781-1845), original a sailor by trade. The spectacular scene shows the British whalers Amelia Wilson and Castor off Buru, Indonesia, with a dying sperm whale smashing a whale boat, crew "cutting in" blubber alongside one of the ships, and several whale boats giving chase.An earlier (and slightly smaller) version was published as South Sea Whale Fishery. The present print, with a longer title, shows the same scene "but differs in size and in execution of the sky and other details" (Ingalis). Ingalis suggests that "there may have been a third and perhaps even a fourth plate engraved of the same scene ...". In very good condition, with some traces of tape at the foot.

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        Les mille et une nuit, contes arabes, traduits en francois par M. Galland, nouvelle edition revue & corrigee. Tome I - VIII. Completo.

      Chez C. F. J. Lehoucq,, A Lille, 1781 - In 8° (16x9,6 cm); 8 tomi: XII, 310 pp., 288 pp., 295, (1) pp., 283, (1) pp., 300 pp., 309, (1) pp., 307, (1) pp.291, (1) pp. Belle ligature coeve in piena pelle maculata con titolo, numero del volume e ricchissimi fregi in oro al dorso. Qualche lieve difetto e strofinatura. Tagli rossi. Filetto in oro ai tagli del volume. Fascetta segnalibro in raso verde. Piatti interni foderati con bellissima carta marmorizzata. Edizione particolarmente apprezzata per le numerose correzioni rispetto alle precedenti di quella che fu la prima traduzione in lingua occidentale delle "Mille e una Notte" elaborata dal celebre archeologo ed orientalista, Antoine Galland (Rollot, 4 aprile 1646 - Parigi, 17 febbraio 1715). "È ricordato principalmente per aver tradotto (con aggiunte e adattamenti personali) agli inizi del Settecento nella sua lingua madre la celeberrima raccolta di novelle orientali Le mille e una notte per farne dono alla marchesa d'O (dama di palazzo della duchessa di Borgogna), contribuendo così alla sua divulgazione in Francia e più in generale nel mondo occidentale. "Nel 1701, giunge in possesso di una raccolta di racconti del Libano per la maggior parte di origine persiana, tradotti in arabo alla fine del VII secolo, e ne intraprende la traduzione. A questo nucleo di racconti ne aggiungerà altri provenienti da fonti diverse, come Sinbad il marinaio, e ne redigerà altri come Alì Babà e i quaranta ladroni.cI racconti delle Mille e una notte provengono dunque essenzialmente da tre fonti principali:, una di origine indo-persiana a colorazione ellenistica, situabile tra il III secolo e il VII secolo, un'altra di origine araba, datante il periodo del califfato di Bagdad ed infine una fonte popolare egiziana più recente, risalente al XII secolo. Queste fonti avevano continuato a modificarsi e trasformarsi, in particolare nel periodo fatimide, per continue aggiunte o soppressioni, fino al XIV secolo, ma non erano mai entrate a far parte ufficialmente della letteratura araba. Diverse aggiunte di Galland possono essere state suggerite da Hanna Diab, un cristiano maronita originario di Aleppo che il viaggiatore Paul Lucas presentò a Galland, il 25 marzo 1709. Hanna Diab raccontò all'erudito francese quattordici storie, probabilmente confluite poi ne Les Mille et Une Nuits. Per far prendere corpo e spirito al personaggio di Sharazad, Galland s'ispirò a Madame d'Aulnoy ed alla marchesa d'O, dama di palazzo della duchessa di Borgogna. . Les Mille et Une Nuits tradotte da Galland sono state edite innumerevoli volte, e sono state a lungo la base per le traduzioni nelle altre lingue europee, come l'inglese, il tedesco o l'italiano. Tutte le sue collezioni, i suoi manoscritti ed i suoi beni furono lasciati all'Académie française, alla Bibliothèque nationale de France e al re di Francia. Durante il XVIII secolo, l'opera di acquisizione intrapresa da Galland proseguì, grazie ai consoli francesi ed alle relazioni privilegiate che essi potevano intessere con il clero orientale. Nel 1730 il console Peleran riuscì a procurarsi dei preziosi manoscritti in Mesopotamia, per intercessione del vescovo di Aleppo, Germanos Farhat, e di quello della città curda di Mardin. Nel 1785, re Luigi XVI creò un comitato incaricato di favorire lo studio delle lingue orientali e la cura delle collezioni antiquarie e dei manoscritti. Nel 1704 vi fu la prima edizione dell'opera, cui arrise subito un enorme successo, al quale contribuì la sua fama di studioso e i suoi rapporti con esponenti della cultura di tutta Europa.". Opera rara a trovarsi completa ed in buone-ottime condizioni di conservazione. A good copy. Complete.

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        Journal of Captain Cook's Last Voyage to the Pacific Ocean, on Discovery; performed in the years 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779, illustrated with cuts and a chart, shewing the tracts of the ships employed in this expedition Faithfully narrated from the original Ms

      London: F. Newbery, 1781. The leaf D4 cancelled as usual and replaced with four unsigned leaves; map neatly reinforced at the back of folds and with a short tear repaired, a trace of worming in the last 35 leaves, affecting some letters; a very good copy in contemporary calf, well rebacked retaining the worn original spine panel and crimson label.. Octavo, with a folding map and five engraved plates (one folding), restored contemporary calf. The first full account in English of Cook's third voyage: this is one of the most significant of the surreptitious accounts of Cook's voyages - the unauthorised accounts published anonymously to avoid repercussions from the Admiralty, who had embargoed the publication of private narratives before the appearance of the official version. In this example, Rickman scooped the official version by a full three years.Though published anonymously, this scarce and important account of the voyage was conclusively shown by Judge Howay (Zimmermann's Captain Cook, Toronto, 1930) to have been the work of John Rickman, a lieutenant on the voyage. His description of the voyage, as well as predating the official account, differs from it in many respects - particularly regarding the death of Cook, for which this is a prime source.This is therefore the first full authentic description of Hawaii to appear in English, and the engraved frontispiece "Representation of the Murder of Capt. Cooke at O-Why-ee" is in fact the first representation of Hawaii in a printed book.David Forbes identifies a number of variant states of the book, without assigning priority. This is an example of his state "B" with various identifying misprints and pagination errors. Many editions and versions of the book followed in later years, attesting to its popularity and importance.

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        Miscellanies by the Honourable Daines Barrington

      Printed by J. Nichols, London 1781 - First Edition. Large 4to., [iv] + [ii]-viii + [1]-468 + [469-470] + 471-472 + 471*-477* + blank + 473-557 + [558] (binder's directions and errata); modern library buckram gilt; binding lightly scuffed; library stamp to top edge; personal bookplate (Archie W Shiels) and ex library institutional stamps to front pastedown; new endpapers; inserted modern frontispiece on coated photo paper; title page with holograph annotations; "Contents" page marked with colored pencil; scattered foxing throughout; some pages brittle due to paper quality; library pockets and electronic tags at rear pastedown; an imperfect, ex library copy. Lacking the portrait of Mozart (at age seven) and map of the Ohthere's Voyage. The Map of the Northwest coast of America and portrait of Sir John Wynne Baronet are both present. Cloth. This copy owned by Vincent Novello, and presented by him to the Musical Antiquarian Society July 8, 1845. "[Novello] was an original member of the Philharmonic Society, of the Classical Harmonists and of the Choral Harmonists, officiating frequently as conductor. In 1849 he went to live at Nice, where he died. Many of his compositions were sacred music, much of which was very popular. His great contribution, however, together with Christian Ignatius Latrobe, lay in the introduction to England of unknown compositions by the great masters, such as the Masses of Haydn and Mozart, the works of Palestrina, the treasures of the Fitzwilliam Museum, and innumerable, now well known great compositions." (wikipedia) Much on travel to the Northwest and polar regions, natural history, the Linnean system and other subjects, including a report on Mozart , a "very remarkable young musician." Among Americana collectors the book is notable for publishing the "journal of Maurelle, pilot with the fleet commanded by Don Juan de la Bodega, while exploring the coast northward of California in 1775; this portion was also issued in separate form." Streeter mentions the account to be the only contemporary source in English of this important voyage. See Howes B177 and Streeter Sale IV, 2445. Also: Sabin 3628. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Pratica della scrittura doppia economica in due parti divisa, ove si a il vero, ed universale metodo di regolare qualsivoglia libro doppio maestro, libri ausiliari, inventario de' mobili, e rispettivi bilanci Editio terza parte prima

      Milan: Giuseppe Galeazzi,, 1781. Two parts in one volume, folio (350 x 240 mm), pp. [64, including 2 blank leaves]; [78]. Nineteenth-century half tree sheep aand marbled boards, spine lettered gilt, sprinkled edges. Some leaves trimmed close and folded in to protect the text; a very good copy. Third, expanded and corrected edition, scarce. This would appear to be a later printing of Vergani's Esempare per la pratica della scrittura doppia economica, originally published in 1741, with a second edition in 1774, here published with an abbreviated title.

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        Oeuvres

      1781 - 5 vol. in-8 (200 x 225 mm), cxv et 282 pp. ; 2 ff. n. ch., 448 pp. ; 2 ff. n. ch., 384 pp. ; 2 ff. n. ch., viii et 398 pp. ; 2 ff. n. ch., 407 pp. Basane raciné, roulette d'encadrement, dos lisse orné, pièces de titre rouge et de tomaison crème, une coiffe arrachée, un coin usé (reliure de l'époque). L'édition de Bouillon. Rare édition clandestine de la société typographique de Bouillon. Le texte a été établi par l'abbé Lefèbvre de La Roche, légataire des papiers du philosophe. Elle est ornée d'un portrait de l'auteur par Vanloo, gravé en frontispice. Très bon exemplaire en reliure du début du XIXe siècle. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The History of the late war in Germany, between the King of Prussia, and the Empress of Germany and her allies:

      London: No 41, St. Martin's Lane, Corner of May's Buildings.: S Hooper, 1781 2 vols in 3, 1781 & 1790, 2nd ed, 35 pls (of ?, which include 3 folding illustrations). In maroon half cal, black cloth, corners and edges bumped & worn, some tears. Spines, worn, gilt title to black calf labels, edges bumped and worn. Internally, ink name to fpds (Stanley), plates are either Battle Plans, Maps or Order of Battles (contact for list). Vol 1, Part 1, 1781, half title, [4], [1], (ii-xxxix), [1], [1], 2-147 pp, [1] errata , 12 pls (folding). Vol 1, Part 2, 1781, [6], [1], (ii-xxxix), [1], [4] contents, [1], 2-186 pp, 8 pls (folding, 1 coloured in outline). Vol 2, 1790, half title, [5], (vi-viii), [1], 2-238 pp, [1], 2-9, [1] errata, 15 pls (folding). Some marginal small old paper & map repairs, couple of small map tears along creases. A very good copy and very uncommon. (Lowndes 1145. Allibone 1111. ESTC T93415). Vol 1 was published pseudonymously in 1766 and reissued bearing Lloyds name in 1781. Lloyd, army officer and military writer, had significant influence on military leaders and theorists in Europe and in colonial America. General George Washington, had a well-read copy of Political and Military Rhapsody in his library. While Napoleon called Lloyd's military theories absurd, Antoine-Henri de Jomini, the best-known contemporary analyst of Napoleon's campaigns, credited Lloyd in his Traité de grande tactique (1803), and plagiarized much of Lloyd's work in the text. However Carl von Clausewitz, in his major work Vom Kriege (1832?"7), rejected Lloyd's dogmatic approach to military operations. See ODNB.

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        Historia Eclesiástica del Cisma de Inglaterra

      Madrid, Imprenta y Librería de Don Manuel Martín, 1781. 4to.; 8 hs., 564 pp. Encuadernación del Siglo XIX, en media piel.

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