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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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        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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        Reports of Cases Determined in the several Courts of Westminster-Hall, From 1746 to 1779 . . . Published according to the Direction in his Will, from his original Manuscript, by his Executors [etc.]. In Two Volumes. Eller 225; Laeuchli 530. Folio

      London: Printed by His Majesty's Law Printers; for W. Strahan [etc.], 1781. Contemporary calf, rebacked, somewhat marked occasional lightish foxing and browning, else a good clean set; the Taussig copy First edition of the reports which, with one exception, Blackstone personally compiled, seen into print by Blackstone's brother-in-law, James Clitherow, who provides a biographical preface and an account of the reports' creation and editing

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        Mineralogie. Aus dem Dänischen übersetzt mit Zusätzen des Verfassers und einer Anzeige der bisher bekannten Russischen Mineralien vermehrt.

      St. Petersburg und leipzig, 1781. Contemp. full calf. Richly gilt spine. Raised bands.Titlelabel with gilt lettering. A paperlabel pasted on top of spine. Stamps on title-page. Free endpapers gone. Engraved bookplate of Peter von Hemert (bookcollector and main shareholder in the Danish Asian Comp.) on inside frontcover. A few minor brownspots, but clean.. Very scarce first German edition of "Mineralogie", Copenhagen 1777". This is the author's complete introduction to mineralogy in its German translation. It emulates the work of Johan Gotschalk Wallerius upon which it is based by including in the species descriptions notes on synonoymes, hardness, physical appearance, origins, and uses. In addition, every mineral listed has a reference to Wallerius' system as presented in Systema Mineralogicum (1st ed., Holmiæ, 1772-5). Brünnich adopts a classification system founded on chemical principles that provides a good foundation for the logical organization of the species. This German edition is translated by Johann Gottlieb Georgi and contains for the additional species and a notice of hitherto unknown Russian minerals by the translator, who spent many years in Russia making numerous mineralogical expeditions

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        Quaderno de las leyes y agravios reparados A su suplicación de los tres estados del Reyno de Navarra, en sus Cortes Generales, celebradas en la ciudad de Pamplona los años 1780, y 81 por la Magestad del Señor Rey D. Carlos VI de Navarra, y III, de Castilla, nuestro Señor, y en su real nombre por. Manuel de Azlor. con acuerdo de los del Real y Supremo Consejo del mismo Reyno, que asistieron con èl en dichas Cortes.

      1781. Diputación del Reino de Navarra. 1781 - Imprenta de Joaquín Domingo. Pamplona. . 1 Vol. . antport. + port. + 1H + 254 pp. Folio. Pergamino de época. Derecho (Local), Siglo XVIII , Vasco-Navarro (Imprenta Vasco-Navarra), Vasco-Navarro (Navarra) . Recopilación de las leyes promulgadas y aplicadas en Navarra en este periodo del siglo XVIII. Ejemplar encuadernado en pergamino con restos de cierre de lacería. Caligrafíado en tapa y lomera. Buen estado. .

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        Lettre signée - 1806 (à Talleyrand)

      - Eugène de Beauharnais (1781-1824). Général. Fils de l’impératrice Joséphine. Lettre signée « Eugène Napoléon », Udine, 19 décembre 1806, (à Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand ?), 1 page ¼ in-4. Papier doré sur tranche. « La Grande Armée est plus belle et plus nombreuse que jamais » « J’ai reçu, Monsieur, votre lettre du 17 de ce mois, par laquelle vous me portés des plaintes contre des infractions faites, dites vous, à vos lettres dans le Royaume d’Italie. J’ai d’autant plus lieu de m’en étonner que j’ai donné, à différentes reprises, les ordres les plus sévères pour que le secret des lettres fit respecté dans tout le Royaume et que c’est la première plainte de ce genre que je reçois depuis. Il est arrivé que des lettres venant du Royaume de Naples ou de l’Allemagne ont éprouvé des altérations dans les cachets. Celle dont vous vous plaignés pourrait partir de l’un ou l’autre point. A mon arrivée à Milan je renouvellerai mes ordres sur cet important sujet ; mais je dois vous dire qu’il est difficile de croire qu’on s’y soit exposé. Je prendrai d’ailleurs tous les renseignements convenables pour connaître la vérité. Toutes les fables publiés par les Ennemis sur la position de la Grande Armée sont plus ridicules les unes que les autres. La Grande Armée est plus belle et plus nombreuse que jamais. Les divisions qui sont à Varsovie et au delà ne demanderaient pas mieux que de trouver une armée russe à combattre et à vaincre. Sur ce Monsieur, je prie Dieu qu’il vous ait en sa sainte garde. Eugène Napoléon ». En juin 1805, Eugène de Beauharnais avait été chargé en qualité de vice-roi de l’administration du Royaume d’Italie. La Grande Armée quant à elle, était engagée dans la campagne de Pologne depuis novembre 1806 durant la guerre de Quatrième coalition.

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        Les Montagnes Volcaniques

      C.F. Schwan 1781 - Paris: C.F. Schwan, 1781. 64 pp. plus fold out chart and copperplate-engraved illustration. Large 4to. French. Rebound in gloss black cloth. Gilt lettering on front board. Tight binding and solid boards. Tight binding and solid boards. A detailed scientific analysis of volcanic mountains including illustrations. Title page contains library stamps and notation in pen. Slight chipping and discoloration to pages. Scattered marks. Otherwise, pages in tact and relatively clean. A beautifully restored volume in superior condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Bezauberte Welt.

      Weygand, 1781-2., Leipzig: - Pagination: [18] 464; [14], 474; [12], 716p. Contemp. German paste-paper boards, paper title labels, light rubbing, edges red, old dealer's stamps on paste-downs, signature of owner on t.p.s; light dampstain to outer edge in the third volume. Illustrations: Engraved port. of Bekker on t.p., folding plate in volume 3. Bekker was a Dutch precursor of rationalism; born at Metslawier Mar. 30, 1634; died in Friesland June 11, 1698. He studied at Groningen under J. Alting and in Franeker, where he was rector of the Latin school, was made doctor of theology, and preacher in 1666. Being an enthusiastic follower of the Cartesian philosophy, he published at Wesel in 1668 an Admonitio sincere et candida de Philosophia Cartesiana, and gave greater offense by his catechisms in 1668 and 1670. He was accused of Socinianism, although Alting and other theologians pronounced him to be orthodox. After many controversies, he accepted a call as preacher to Weesp, and, in 1679, to Amsterdam. The appearance of a large comet in 1680 induced him to issue a work against, popular superstition, which stirred up more commotion; and, in 1691, in De betoverde Wereld, published at Leeuwarden, he denied the existence of sorcery, magic, possessions by the devil, and of the devil himself. The consistory of Amsterdam instituted a formal process against him, and he was deposed July 30, 1692. "He was the last of the Dutch thinkers from Johan Weyer to Grevius who had kept Holland free from the abuses of the witch hunters. In 1691. he published his attack on belief in witchcraft, on the only logical basis possible: that spirits, either good or bad (the existence of which Bekker did not deny), could exercise no influence over human affairs; nor should seemingly paranormal effects be attributed to witchcraft." - [R.H. Robbins.]Semler of Hale (1725-1791)was ".well known as one of Germany's leading theologians, a founder of 'neologist' interpretation, an approach to Scripture that started with the assumption that the Bible was a human document, to be understood within a historical context. Many Lutheran readers would have also recognized Semler as the expert on modern demonology." [-H.C. Erik Midelfort, Exorcism and Enlightenment,2005]. "In the town of Kemberg, a woman had been accused of being possessed by a demon. This incident provoked Semler to write a series of works about demons in which he applied historical-critical method to the study of Hellenistic, biblical, and rabbinic sources. In discussing the relation of Jesus to demons, Semler constructed his accomodation doctrine. Jesus, according to this view, did not himself believe in the existence of demons, but he trimmed his teaching to fit the unenlightened minds of his hearers." [William Baird, History of New Testament Research,1992.] Citations: Coumont B40.9. Cornell, Witchcraft. 43. Van der Linde, Bekker, 26. Schulz, Semlers, 157a-c. [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. 1st Edition. 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. 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.

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        Miscellanies by the Honourable Daines Barrington

      London: Printed by J. Nichols, 1781. First Edition. Cloth. Good. 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.

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        History and Antiquities of the County of Norfolk [10 Volume Set]

      Norwich: J. Crouse (Printers), 1781. Full calf bindings. Rebacked with new spines, original boards retained. 10 volume set. Printed by J. Crouse, for M. Booth, bookseller. Each volume 21.5cm x 13.5cm. Marbled end-papers. Vol. 1 - Complete with 1 folding map; Vol. 2 - 3 plates, [thus lacking 1 plate]; Vol. 3 - 10 plates, [thus lacking 2 plates]; Vol. 4 - Complete with 5 plates; Vol. 5 - 7 plates, [thus lacking 1 plate]; Vol. 6 - 6 plates, (one lacking, but an extra plate); Vol. 7 - Complete with 4 plates and an extra 4 plates; Vol. 8 - 6 plates, [thus lacking 1 plate]; Vol. 9 - 4 plates, [thus lacking 2 plates]; Vol. 10 - 5 plates and an extra folding plate, [thus lacking 3 plates]. Gilt titles to spines. Previous owner's bookplate to front pastedowns. Occasional grubby mark and some age discolouration to paper, but generally very clean. So a complete text, lacking a few plates, but nicely bound.. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket.

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        COLLECTION DES LETTRES ET MEMOIRES TROUVES DANS LE PORTE - FEUILLES DU MARECHAL DE TURENNE...

      NYON 1781 2 volumi in folio grande - pagg.(4) - VIII - 669 - (3); 4 - (704) legatura coeve in mezza pelle con piccoli difetti ai dorsi e alle cerniere - tagli rossi - alcune carte uniformemente arrossate - qualche fioritura sparsa qua e là ma nel complesso bell'esemplare a grandi margini - ex libris cartaceo all'interno dei piatti anteriori PRIMA EDIZIONE ASSAI RARA opera di rilevante interesse storico sul regno di LUIGI XIV

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        The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments: Newly translated out of the Original Tongues; And with the former Translations Diligently compared and revised

      printed and sold by Robert Aitken, Philadelphia 1781 - (6 x 3 1/2 inches). [1452]pp., text in two columns. Complete with title-leaves to both the Old and New Testaments, along with the certification leaf from Congress (bound between the OT and NT). Contemporary sheep, spine in six compartments with raised bands (minor loss to lower portion of spine). Housed in a dark red full morocco box. Provenance: Joshua Coit (signature dated 1783); William L. Learned (signature dated 1856) The Aitken Bible, first English Bible printed in America and a major rarity amongst American Bibles and American printing. The Aitken Bible is one of the most celebrated American Bibles, being the first complete English Bible printed in America. During the colonial era, the monopoly on printing English Bibles belonged to the Royal Printer, and the colonies were supplied entirely with Bibles printed in England. The first Bible printed in the British colonies in America was the famous Eliot Indian Bible, in Algonquin, issued in Cambridge in 1661-63 and reprinted in 1680-85. The 18th-century saw the printing of Bibles in German. With the American Revolution, the British monopoly on English-language Bibles naturally ended, and the embargo on goods from England acted to create a shortage. Aitken, a Philadelphia printer, undertook the task, producing the New Testament in 1781 and the Old Testament in 1782. On completion, he petitioned the Continental Congress for their endorsement and received it in September 1782. Because of this official endorsement and the reasons behind its production, the Aitken Bible is often referred to as "The Bible of the Revolution." This highspot amongst printed Americana has become very difficult to find in any condition. The present example, despite minor faults, is a very good copy of a work usually found in poor condition, here in a contemporary American binding. This copy with provenance to Joshua Coit (1758-1798), a graduate of Harvard who served several terms in the Connecticut House of Representatives before being elected as a representative of that state to the U.S. House of Representatives, serving in Congress from 1793-1798. Darlow & Moule 928; Evans 17101,17473; Hildeburn 4126,4184; Hills 11; NAIP w004490; O'Callahan, p.31; Sabin 5165.

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        Opere del signor ab. Pietro Metastasio poeta cesareo giusta le correzioni,e aggiunte dell'autore nell'edizione di Parigi del 1780

      Antonio Zatta, Venezia - 1781-1783. 16 volumi in-12 (160 mm x 85 mm). Ritratto in rame dell'autore al primo volume, 127 testatine e 118 figure a piena pagina incise sempre in rame alla ripresa di ogni atto da Zuliani, Damiotto, Dall'Acqua, Baratti, su invenzione di Novelli e Gobbis. Eleganti legature del tempo in mezza pelle verde, titolo e numerazioni di tomo su tassllo al dorso, filetti e digramma I.C. entro corona d'alloro incisi. Ottima celebrata edizione artistica, impressa su carta forte, in eccellente stato conservativo. Bibliografia: Morazzoni, p. 243. [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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        Caramur? : poema ?pico do descubrimento da Bahia composto por Fr. Jos? de Santa Rita Dur?o, da Ordem dos Eremitas de Santo Agostinho, natural da Cata-Preta nas Minas Geraes.

      Lisboa: Na Regia Officina Typografica, 1781.- 307p.; 15cm.-E1? edi??o hoje muito rara e procurada deste famoso poema ?pico setecentista, de engrandecimento das riquezas naturais e culturais do Brasil, centrado na descoberta da Bahia por Diogo Alvares Correia nobre portugu?s nascido em Viana. O autor ? hoje considerado o fundador da Poesia Brasileira.Encaderna??o da ?poca inteira de pele com pequenas falhas nas coifas. Com o ex-libris do poeta Joaquim Pessoa.

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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. 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. 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 [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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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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        Platonis Philosophi [Opera] quae exstant. Graece ad editionem Henrici Stephani accurate expressa cum Marsilii Ficini Interpretatione. Praemittitur L. III Laertii de Vita et dogm. Plat. cum notitia literaria accedit varieta lectionis. Studiis Societatis Bipontinae. 11 Bände cplt. in elf Bänden.

      Biponti [Zweibrücken]: Ex Typographia Societatis 1781 - Einheitliche Pappbände der Zeit mit Rückenschild und umlaufenden Farbschnitt (etwas berieben und bestoßen, das Überzugspapier am Rücken des ersten Bandes mit Fehlstellen, das Überzugspapier am Rücken von Band 6 ebenfalls mit einer kleinen Fehlstelle, jeweils ein Namenszug auf dem Vorsatz, sonst gute und saubere Exemplare). Gr.-8°. Die vollständige Werkausgabe Platons in der wichtigen Zweibrücker Ausgabe. Mit zusammen elf gestochenen Portrait-Titelvignetten. 5550 gr. [Attributes: First Edition]

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