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        Les Géorgiques de Virgile. Traduites en vers François par M. l'abbé de Lille.

      Paris, François-Ambroise Didot l'aîne, 1783. - (4), 195, (1) SS. Lederband der Zeit mit goldgepr. Rückenschildchen, dekorativer Rückenvergoldung und mehrf. Deckelfileten sowie Steh- und Innenkantenvergoldung. Dreiseitiger Goldschnitt. Lesebändchen. Marmorvorsätze. Gr.-4to. Schön gedruckte französische Ausgabe der "Georgica" Vergils. Die Übersetzung von Jacques Delille (1738-1813) erschien erstmals 1770. - Einband leicht berieben; Ecken bestoßen; Gelenke am oberen Kapital etwas eingerissen. Vereinzelt schwach braunfleckig (Vortitel stärker fleckig). Exemplar ohne die von Schweiger verzeichneten Kupfer. Am vorderen Innendeckel gest. Wappenexlibris des Cavaliere Delfino; Buchhändlermarke Leo S. Olschki (Venedig) mit hs. Lagernummer 21965. Schweiger II.2, 1222. Ebert 23779 (Anm.). OCLC 6987581. Brunet V, 1303 ("excellente traduction").

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        Cecilia

      London - T. Payne and Son and T. Cadell, 1783 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. An attractive edition of Fanny Burney's romantic novel. Second edition. Complete in five volumes. Frances Burney (13 June 1752 6 January 1840), also known as Fanny Burney and, after her marriage, as Madame dArblay, was an English novelist, diarist and playwright. She was born in Lynn Regis, now Kings Lynn, England, on 13 June 1752, to musical historian Dr Charles Burney (17261814) and Mrs Esther Sleepe Burney (172562). The third of six children, she was self-educated and began writing what she called her scribblings at the age of ten. In 1793, aged forty-two, she married a French exile, General Alexandre D'Arblay. Their only son, Alexander, was born in 1794. After a lengthy writing career, and travels that took her to France for more than ten years, she settled in Bath, England, where she died on 6 January 1840. Cecilia, or Memoirs of an Heiress was first published in 1782. The publishers, Messrs Payne & Cadell, paid Frances 250 for her novel, printed 2000 copies of the first edition, and reprinted it at least twice within a year. The plot of Cecilia revolves around the heroine, Cecilia Beverley, whose inheritance from her uncle comes with the stipulation that she find a husband who will accept her name. This proves impossible, given the social climate in which she lives, and she gives up her fortune to marry for love. The work received praise for the mature tone of its ironic third-person narration, but was viewed as less spontaneous than her first work, and as weighed down by the authors self-conscious awareness of her own audience. Edmund Burke greatly admired the novel, but moderated his praise with a criticism of the enormous array of characters and convoluted intertwined plots. The title of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice appears in a sentence in Cecilia. Condition: In half calf bindings with marbled boards. Externally, smart with occasional wear to corners and slight evidence of past worming to fiveout of tenjoints,also affectinghinges slightly. Internally, firmly bound. Generally bright with some spotting, heavy in places. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        The Rule of Life. A collection of select moral sentences, extracted from the greatest authors, ancient and modern, and digested under proper heads. Carefully corrected and revised.

      Berwick: Printed by and for W. Phorson and B. Law London 1783 - a bit browned in places, pp. [vi, including the 2-pp. Contents, called for at the end], 258, 12mo, slightly later half green roan, worn at extremities, and with small sections of the spine at either end re-attached, copious marginal lines in blue crayon, others in red, and some pencil, sound A rare provincially printed compendium of moral precepts, evidently studied with assiduity at some point. The binding at first sight would appear to be contemporary, but the staining from the turn-ins does not correspond, and the endleaves are definitely of a later date. ESTC records copies at BL, C, NLS; Toronto (but not in the Osborne Catalogue) and Western Ontario. (ESTC T94052)

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        The Constitutions of the Several Independent States of America

      1783. [Constitutions]. [United States]. The Constitutions of the Several Independent States of America; The Declaration of Independence; the Articles of the Confederation Between the Said States, And the Treaties Between His Most Christian Majesty and the United States of America. Published by Order of Congress. Dublin: London Printed, From the Original Philadelphia Edition, With an Advertisement by the London Editor: And Dublin Reprinted, For Messrs. Gilbert, Price, Walker, White, Beatty, Byrne, and Cash, 1783. [viii], 264 pp. Octavo (8" x 4-3/4"). Contemporary calf, rebacked in period style retaining lettering piece, hinges mended. Light rubbing to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities with some wear to corners, early armorial bookplate and two faint signatures (of Joseph Molloy) to front pastedown, another signature of his to center of title page, light toning to text, browning to outer edges of margins. A handsome copy of a scarce imprint. * Only Dublin edition, published the same year as the Glasgow edition and preceded by the rare 1781 Philadelphia printing (200 copies) and the London editions of 1782 and 1783. Published originally by order of Congress, this compilation was a valuable reference work and a source of ideas for the framers of the 1787 Federal Constitution. "This work was the first authoritative and original printed texts of these important documents... It is, in short, the book which may be considered as the Magna Carta of the United States. It is scarcely necessary to say that this important work has been repeatedly reprinted" (Monthly Review cited in Sabin). OCLC locates 3 copies of the Dublin edition in North American law libraries (Harvard, Northwestern, University of Minnesota). Sabin, A Dictionary of Books Relating to America 16090. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 3022.

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        The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets with Critical Observations on Their Works

      London: Printed for C. Bathhurst, et al, 1783 Third edition. Four volumes. Bound in full contemporary tree calf, leather spine labels, spines ruled in gilt. Engraved frontispiece of Johnson. A completely unsophisticated set with some wear and light chipping to the extremities, hinges secure with a few joints tender and just starting; internally, very clean with only some marginal toning to the endpapers. "This edition, though almost completely neglected, is the only edition of importance after the first. It is the only edition which Johnson revised, and the last he lived to see" (Courtney & Smith).. Hard Cover. Very Good.

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        Double Larkspurs [Pl. 30]

      - [London: 1783-1801]. Hand-coloured engraving by Edwards. Very good condition. Trimmed close to the plate mark on the right and left sides. 13 3/8 x 9 3/4 inches. 16 3/8 x 10 1/8 inches. A beautifully designed image from Edwards "A Collection of Flowers drawn after Nature.", a superb and rare work. Edwards lived in London until about 1778 when he moved to Surrey, exhibiting at the Society of Artists, of which he was a member, and at the Royal Academy. In addition to the fine arts, he also provided designs for textiles, particularly cotton calico. Between 1769 and 1770 he published Edwards British Herbal in monthly parts, with text garnered from the works of contemporary botanists and 100 fine hand-coloured engraved plates from his own designs. The plates show that his interests lay not so much in the accurate depiction of botanical specimens as the design possibilities of beautiful flowers. The present work, his masterpiece, was his next publishing venture. Working from the imprint dates of the plates it is clear that he began to publish designs for the work in 1783, with plates being completed periodically throughout the 1780s and well into the following decade. Unlike his previous work, all the plates are designed, etched and coloured by Edwards himself, a process which gave him complete control over the publication. Cf. Dunthorne 105; cf. Great Flower Books (1990) p 93; cf. Henrey III 673; cf. Nissen BBI 579; cf. Oak Spring Flora p 64.

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        Oeuvres choisies de Le Sage avec figures. 15 volumes.

      Amsterdam & se trouve à Paris, rue et Hotel Serpente 1783 - in-8° Pleine basane marbrée, dos à 5 nerfs décoré, pièce de titre et de tomaison rouge et verte, coupes décorées d'un filet doré, toutes tranches rouges. p. Ex-libris Camille Cé contre-collé dans chaque exemplaire. Portrait par Guétard, 34 figures h.-t. par Marillier, gravées par Borgnet, Dambrun, de Launay Le Jeune, Delignon, Delvaux, Duclos, Halbou, Langlois, Lebeau, Longueil, Macret, Patas, Pauquet et Mme Ponce. Menus frottements aux mors et en pied, petits manques de cuir sur le chant intérieur des tomes 1 et 8, sans gravité. Intérieur en bel état de fraicheur.Tome 1 Le Diable boiteux. Tome 2 et 3 Histoire de Gil Blas de Santillane. Tome 4 Le aventures de M. Robert Chevalier dit De Beauchêne Capitaine de Flibustiers dans la Nouvelle-France. Tome 5 et 6 Histoire de Guzman d'Alfarache, nouvellement traduite et purgée des moralites superflues - Lettres galantes d'Aristenète traduites du grec. Tome 7 Le Bachelier de Salamanque ou Les Memoires et aventures de Don Cherubin de la Ronda. Tome 8 et 9 Nouvelle traduction de Roland l'Amoureux de Matheo Maria Boyardo Comte de Scandiano. Tome 10 Histoire d'Estavanille Gonzalez surnomme Le Garçon de Bonne Humeur, Tirée de l'espagnol. Tome 11 Theatre françois. Tome 12-15 Le Theatre de la Foire ou L'Opera Comique. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        BY THE UNITED STATES IN CONGRESS ASSEMBLED: A PROCLAMATION...A TREATY OF AMITY AND COMMERCE, BETWEEN THEIR HIGH MIGHTINESSES, THE STATES GENERAL OF THE UNITED NETHERLANDS, AND THE UNITED-STATES OF AMERICA...[caption title]

      [Philadelphia. 1783].. Broadside, 20 x 17 inches. Printed in six columns. Docketed on verso in a contemporary hand: "Proclamation of Congress 1783." A few minor tears along old fold marks, several words affected in first and sixth columns of text. Gently tanned. Overall good. A large broadside printing of the first treaty between the United States and the Netherlands, signed at the Hague on Oct. 8, 1782 and ratified by Congress on Jan. 3, 1783. This is only the second treaty made by the United States with a power other than France, and by it the Netherlands became the second nation to officially recognize the United States. John Adams had concluded the treaty at the Hague as plenipotentiary for the United States. Most of the twenty-nine articles of the treaty concern trade, shipping, merchant ships, and the like. The text of an additional convention between the two powers relating to prize vessels is also printed herein. Elias Boudinot's name is printed at the end of the document as president of Congress. A rare broadside printing of a treaty that marked the beginning of the long friendship between the United States and the Netherlands. This may be a unique example of this printing of the treaty. Shipton & Mooney notes a broadside printing of this treaty at The New-York Historical Society, but it is dated 1782 and may not include the notice that the treaty was approved by Congress in January 1783. It is likely that this version was printed immediately after ratification. MALLOY, p.1233. SHIPTON & MOONEY 44280 (ref).

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        Portraits of the Generals, Ministers, Magistrates, Members of Congress, and others, who have rendered themselves illustrious in the revolution of the United States of North America. drawn from life by M. Dusimitier [sic], painter, and member of the Philosophical Society of Philadelphia. And engraved by the most eminent artists in London

      London: published by R. Wilkinson and J. Debrett, 1783. Quarto. (9 1/4 x 7 inches). Letterpress title (verso blank), 1p. 'Advertisement' (verso blank). 12 stipple-engraved portraits on heavy paper, each plate numbered in ink at the upper outer corner by a single early hand. Recent calf- backed marbled boards, red leather lettering-piece to spine, early marbled pastedowns and free endpapers. Du Simitiere's rare and important series of portraits of American Revolutionary leaders. Du Simitiere was a native of Switzerland who emigrated to America in 1766. He was an ardent supporter of the Revolution and was among the first to collect material on the history of the war. He furthered his collection by producing a series of portraits of American leaders. Thirteen of these were published in Paris in 1781 and were also issued separately. English language editions of the Paris series were issued in London in 1783, the subject of much bibliographical confusion. The sequence would seem to be that the French series of thirteen was re-engraved and issued by the publisher W. Richardson on May 10, 1783 under the title, Thirteen portraits of american legislators, patriots, and soldiers.... Benedict Arnold was still included as a patriot in this issue, as he had not defected at the time Du Simitiere sent the originals to Paris. The present title, issued by the publishers Wilkinson and Debrett, is not a reissue of the Richardson edition, but an entirely new edition, the plates with Wilkinson's imprint dated May 15, 1783. This series of portraits appears in a different order than that in the Richardson edition, and excludes Arnold, reducing the number to twelve. The portraits are of Washington, Henry Laurens, John Jay, Samuel Huntington, Charles Thomson, W.H. Drayton, Silas Deane, Joseph Reed, Gouverneur Morris, Baron Steuben, John Dickinson, and Horatio Gates. The caption of the Washington portrait has been corrected in ink in this copy, and the Drayton and Dickinson captions have been corrected with paper overslips. Wilkinson and Debrett evidently reissued this series at a later time and with a new title, Heads of Illustrious Americans..., without a date. None of the standard bibliographies name this edition by title, and OCLC locates a total of only eight copies. c.f. Sabin 21446; c.f. Howes D599 (incorrectly citing three series of engravings with sixty plates).

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        Memoirs of Peter Henry Bruce, Esq.,

      Dublin, 1783 - xv + 527pp. 4to. 2nd ed., mostly clean in fine original full calf boards with new spine and label. Includes one of the first detailed accounts of the Bahamas (50pp). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A History of the Revolt of Ali Bey Against the Ottoman Porte, Including an Account of the Form of Government of Egypt; Together with a Description of Grand Cairo, and of Several Celebrated Places in Egypt, Palestine, and Syria, Etcetera

      London: James Phillips, 1783. Collation, xii, 259pp, errata. Bound in period half calf, calf corners, marble boards, raised bands, gilt lines, leather title label. Binding rubbed, scuffed, some wear loss on edges, marble boards faded, hinge joints split but boards still firmly attached. Generally a good binding. Internally, heavy browning to corner margin of about 15 pages, not affecting text. Pages in good clean condition throughout. A nice copy, in a good period binding.A3. First Edition. Near Very Good. 8vo.

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        A New and Correct Map of North America, with the West India Islands. Divided According to the last Treaty of Peace, Concluded at Paris, the 20th of Jan. 1783. wherein are particularly Distinguished, The Thirteen Provinces wich (sic) Compose the United States of North America. Engraved and Published by Mathew Albert and George Frederic Lotter

      Augsburg:. 1783.. A beautiful example of the newly formed United States, a pirated German edition of Pownall's map, originally originally published by Bowen & Gibson, and later by Jefferys and Sayer & Bennett. The handsome cartouche beneath the title shows a harbor view centered on three prosperous gentlemen, one seated in front of his well-stocked warehouse and being served a glass of wine by a black slave. The ships sit in the background while other slaves work to load barrels. Insets of Baffin& Hudson's Bay & the Gulf of California (after Kino). The West Indies are prominent, and trade routes from Vera Cruz (Mexico) to Havanna & Havanna to Cartagena are shown, as well as the Windward Passage. Geographical features are prominent, including rivers, lakes, mountains & place names. Original outline color, in excellent condition. Engraved area of each sheet is 22.5 x 19.75", which if joined would measure 40 x 45". A very strong impression.

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        Die Sonne von Osten oder die tiefen Geheimnise der Kette des goldenen Vließes, des Kreuzes der Ritterorden der Tempelherren, Johannitter und Deutschherren, mit den dazu gehörigen kabbalisischen Figuren. Sammt einem Spiegel der Hermetischen Wissenschaft für die Söhne verborgener Weisheit und Freunde der Egyptischen Mysterien. Getreu nach der Ausgabe von 1783 erneuert. Stuttgart, J. Scheible. 1866. Kl. 8°. 176 S., mit einigen Textillustrationen, OBrosch.

      - Ackermann IV, 176 - vgl. Duveen 556 u. Caillet 10265 (Ausg. 1783).- Zweite Ausgabe, selten.- Nur gering fleckig, Rücken u. kl. Randläsuren ergänzt, sonst gutes, unaufgeschnittenes Exemplar in der original Verlagsbroschur.# Second edition.- ?This is an alchemical explanation of the symbolism of the badges of the Golden Fleece, the orer of Knights Templars, the Teutonic order, etc., and some cabalistic signs, followed by a collection of alchemical sentences.?

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        Cases at Large Concerning Tithes; Containing All the Resolutions

      1783. Rayner, John, Editor. Cases at Large Concerning Tithes; Containing All the Resolutions of the Respective Courts of Equity, Particularly Those of the Exchequer, Taken from the Printed Reports, And Manuscript Collections, Mostly by Sir Samuel Dodd, Late Lord Chief Baron, Never Before Published; Together with All the Appeals in the House of Lords, To and in Trinity Term, 22 Geo. III. To Which is Prefixed, An Introduction, Comprehending a Concise View of the Whole Law of Tithes, With Observations on Several Cases of Appeal, That have Been Adjudged Within the Last Ten Years, Of His Present Majesty's Reign; Likewise A Full Vindication of the Clergy, Respecting Their Suits for Tithes: Also An Appendix of Acts of Parliament, With Readings, Particularly on Stat. 13 Eliz. Chap. 10. And Chap. 20. On Which Acts, And the Construction of Them, Depends the Whole Learning Respecting, And the Validity of, All Alienations of Ecclesiastical Livings at this Day. The Whole upon an Entire New Plan, And Digested in a Chronological Series; With Proper Tables of the Cases, &c. And a Complete Copious Index to the Principal Matters. London: Printed by W. Strahan and W. Woodfall, 1783. Three volumes. Octavo (8" x 5"). Contemporary calf, rebacked in morocco, raised bands and gilt titles to spines, endpapers renewed. Moderate rubbing to extremities, a few scuffs to boards, corners worn, crack in Volume I text between front free endpaper and following leaf. Some toning to text, a few early annotations in each volume. Ex-Birmingham Law Society library. Institution name and insignia to boards, bookplates to front pastedowns, inkstamps to preliminaries. A solid set. * Only edition. Probably the most exhaustive study of this topic produced in the eighteenth century, it includes all cases from 1575 to 1782. It is a useful companion to the treatises on tithes by such authors as Bohum and Selden. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 1:194 (45).

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        Descrizione storica delle pitture del Regio Ducale Palazzo del Te fuori dalla porta di Mantova detta Pusterla con alcune tavole in rame

      Stamperia di Giuseppe Braglia, Mantova 1783 - In 8, pp. 62 con un ritratto inc. all'acq. all'antip. disegno da Giovanni Bottani e inciso da Cristoforo Dall'Acqua e tre tavv. in fine rip. inc. all'acq. con una pianta del Palazzo e due prospetti delle facciate del Palazzo disegnate da Antonio Maria Campi e incise da Dell'Acqua.Legatura coeva in p. pg. con tassello al dorso. Ottimo esemplare in edizione orig. di quest'opera di Giovanni Bottani (anche se scritta in realtà da Leopoldo Camillo Volta) sulle pitture del Palazzo del Te di Mantova realizzate da Giulio Romano. ITA

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        Bibliotheca Manualis Ecclesiae Patrum

      Bassani - Remondini, 1783 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A manual of the works of the Church Fathers. First edition thus. In Latin. Complete in nine volumes. Complectens illorum vitae, et gestorum breviarium: Operum Synopiim: Illustriora testimonia Dogmata, Mores, Disciplinam spectantia, et selecta vitae spiritualis documenta. Comprising a summary of the life and work of the Church Fathers; their characters and teachings. The Church Fathers were early and influential theologians, eminent Christian teachers and bishops. Their scholarly works were used as a precedent for centuries to come. The term is used of writers and teachers of the Church, not necessarily saints, though most are honoured as saints in the Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, and Oriental Orthodox Churches, as well as in some other Christian groups; notably, the heretics Origen and Tertullian are generally reckoned as Church Fathers. Translated into Latin from French by Eudoxio Philenio. Condition: In half vellum bindings with decorative paper-covered boards. Externally, sound with evidence of past worming to spines of all volumes, also affecting endpapers. Institutional marking to spines. Many hinges are strained. Three hinges are failed. Internally, institutional labels and markingsto front pastedowns of all volumes. Ink stamps to all title pages and to the final page of each volume. Otherwise generally bright and clean. Overall: GOOD ONLY.

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        The History of Sumatra - Containing An Account of the Government, Laws, Customs, and Manners Of the Native Inhabitants, With A Description of the Natural Productions, And A Relation of the Ancient Political State Of that Island.

      second edition, complete with folding map of Sumatra, plate of Rejang, Batta and Lampoon alphabets. Contemporary full polished calf, rebacked (not recently) retaining the original labels, gilt to spine, some minor spotting in places, viii, 373, index 5pp, [2] errata. * FURTHER PHOTOGRAPHS SENT ON REQUEST * * Marsden 'was encouraged by Sir Joseph Banks and others of the Royal Society to prepare his material for publication. The History of Sumatra that resulted (London, 1783) was the first detailed account of Sumatra to appear in any language.' (Encyclopaedia Britannica). William Marsden, one of the great British Orientalists of the late eighteenth century, was sent out to the East India Company establishment at Bencoolen in 1771 as a writer. He rapidly rose to become Principal Secretary to the Government. He devoted his time to the study of literature and science and became proficient in the Malay language, later publishing a grammar and dictionary.

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        Address and Recommendations to the States, by The United States in Congress assembled

      Boston, 1783. Philadelphia Printed, Boston Re-printed, By Order of the Hon. House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1783; first Boston edition; 19.5 cm. tall, 62 pp.; general age toning with occasional spots of damp and age staining, paper not exceptionally fragile but needs careful handling, some margins tattered and early leaves corner creased; in self wrappers and now disbound, untrimmed with three stab holes for the now missing thread tie; Evans 18225 (but see note after 18228) This circular letter to the States, on the necessity of raising revenues for the general government, was reported by a committee consisting of James Madison, Alexander Hamilton and Oliver Ellsworth, and was largely the work of Mr. Monroe … the Boston edition does not contain the Address and petition of the officers of the army.; Sabin 385. Photos available upon request.

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        THE GENERA VERMIUM, exemplified by Various Specimens of the Animals contained in the Orders of the Intestina and Mollusca Linnaei

      London, printed for the author by James Dixwell, 1783.. FIRST EDITION 1783, parallel text in English and French, 4to, 270 x 210 mm, 10½ x 8½ inches, additional engraved pictorial title page with French text under half page engraving and 11 hand coloured engraved plates, (several images on each plate) drawn from nature by James Barbut (Jaques Barbut), engraved title, printed title, pages xx including list of subscribers, followed by 2 pages Apology, 1-101 plus blank page unnumbered, bound in full tree calf, rebacked in modern calf, maroon gilt lettered label and gilt decoration between raised bands to spine, gilt leaf scroll to edges of covers. Small hole repaired with clear tape with loss of a few words and letters, affecting the English text on recto and the French text on verso, slightly affecting the understanding of 5 short lines, offsetting to printed title from engraved title, offsetting to text from colour plates, colour plates clean, some light age browning, some shallow nicks to fore-edges, hardly noticeable, evidence of removal of book-plate or label from front pastedown, endpapers and pastedowns a little dusty and lightly crinkled, last pastedown has small craze at outer edge, otherwise a very good copy. A second part was published separately 5 years later in 1788. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        The History of the Progress and Termination of the Roman Republic. 3 volume set

      W. Strahan; T, 1783-01-01. Leather Bound. Very Good. 3 volume set. Full contemporary leather binding. Rebacked. 6 maps (4 fold.) 28 cm. Clean, unmarked pages. <br><br> Quite remarkable provenance, especially when you consider the context that Cabot-Lodges had on development of our Republic. George Cabot&#39;s signature on title page. George Cabot (1752 â&#128;&#147; 1823) was a noted Boston merchant and Federalist party politician. Cabot was a member of the Massachusetts Provincial Congress in 1775. He ratified the US constitution and served as a US Senator 1791-1796. From Senator Henry Cabot Lodge&#39;s estate. Henry Cabot Lodge&#39;s book plate on verso of all volumes. With the coat of arms and motto "Spero Infestis Metuo Secundis." Lodge was a noted leader of the Senate in the early part of the 20th century. This copy was later owned by Lodge&#39;s grandson, Senator Henry Lodge, Jr., a Senator, Republican Vice presidential candidate in the first Nixon campaign, and US Ambassador.

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        L'Umbria ed i territori di Perugia

      Coloritura coeva, Piega centrale editoriale

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        Orlando Furioso: translated from the Italian of Lodovico Ariosto; with Notes:

      LONDON: Printed for the Author; sold by C Bathurst; T. Payne and Son; J. Dodsley et al, 1783 5 volume set of the first collected edition of John Hoole&#39;s translation of the famous epic poem by Lodovico Ariosto, set in rhyming couplets. Orlando Furioso, completed in 1532, is said to be the inspiration for Shakespeare&#39;s Much Ado about Nothing, among many other works. This set is bound in full leather with marbled endpapers. It comprises: Volume 1 - frontispiece engraving of Ariosto&#39;s chair and inkstand; title page; dedication with coat of arms to Harry Verelst, Esq; Advertisement; portrait of John Hoole by Anker Smith; preface; portrait of Ariosto by I Hall; Life of Ariosto; General View of Boyardo&#39;s Story, as connected with Ariosto; half title for book 1; engraving by Francesco Bartolozzi from picture by Angelica Kauffman; books 2-10 with separate half title pages. Contents in very good condition but the binding has both boards detached and slight loss to the spine at the top and at the joints. Volume II - half title; frontispiece engraving by Collyer from a picture by Thomas Stothard; title page; half titles and text for books 11-19. Contents in good condition. The back board is beginning to loosen; there is 1.5 inch section missing from the top of the spine and generally nibbling and scuffing to spine and boards. Volume III - Frontispiece portrait engraved by William Blake from a picture by Thomas Stothard; title page; half titles and text for books 20-29; engraving by Anker Smith from an Angelica Kauffman picture bound facing the start of book 29. Contents in very good condition. Binding lacking spine with wear to edges of boards. Volume IV - half title; frontispiece by Heath from a picture by Metz; title page; half titles and text for books 30-40. Contents in good condition - there is some browning to the frontispiece and the first section including the half title, frontispiece and title page is loose. The binding lacks a spine; the boards have scuffing and wear at the edges. Volume V - half title; frontispiece by William Hamilton engraved by J Caldwell; title page; List of subscribers title page; advertisement dated January 24 1784; List of Subscribers including in Bengal and Bombay; errata for volumes I and III; half titles and text for books 41-46; postscript; and index. Contents are in very good condition. Binding lacks the bottom section of the spine - which is present and could be used in repair - and there is wear and slight loss to the hinge to the front board and general scuffing.

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        Observations on the Passage to India through Egypt,

      London: for W. Faden, J. Robson, and R. Sewell, , 1783. and across the Great Desert; with Occasional Remarks on the adjacent Countries, and also Sketches of the different Routes: By &#133; Colonel in the Services of the Hon. East India Company. Quarto (262 × 205 mm). Contemporary sprinkled calf, green morocco label to spine, gilt ruling to boards, edges sprinkled green. 2 engraved folding maps. Modern bookseller&#39;s stamp to front free endpaper and date stamp to front pastedown. Bookplate of John Symmons. Minor spots and ghosting to maps, one map with short tear at gutter, boards lightly rubbed, short cracks to headcap of spine. An excellent copy. First edition. Capper was educated at Harrow and joined the army of the East India Company "in His Majesty&#39;s Train of Artillery in the East Indies, first as a soldier cadet and later as an officer. He was then for a while a free merchant in Bengal before becoming in 1768 a captain in the Madras army and in 1769 senior writer for the presidency of Bengal &#133; [later] appointed the East India Company&#39;s commissary-general upon the coast of Coromandel" (ODNB). In early 1777 he was sent home with despatches, remaining in England until the autumn of 1778 when, "to explore the feasibility of opening a new channel for transmitting intelligence between Europe and India, he returned to Madras by way of Aleppo, the Arabian desert, and Basrah." The present work contains details of his journey from India to England in early 1777, via Ceylon and Suez, and his return journey in 1778-9. Given more or less in journal form, it is full of fascinating details of local life, offering numerous hints for the traveller in the region. As was so often the case, Capper felt himself badly treated by John Company, issuing a lengthy memorial detailing the abuses of the company&#39;s lax and corrupt civilian management in India. "Despite this he resumed his career in India in 1785, when he became comptroller-general of the army and fortification accompts on the coast of Coromandel, charged with reducing expenditure in Madras. He resigned in 1791 and returned to Britain. The East India Company twice thereafter refused him a pension." He later made a name for himself as a meteorologist, and as a local philanthropist in south Wales where he settled. The former owner of this copy, John Symmons, is quite likely to have been the son of the poet and biographer Charles Symmons, MP for Cardigan, who assisted with his father&#39;s literary work and was a barrister on the Welsh circuit.

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        Iburg." Gesamtansicht mit der Burg von Osten

      Kupferstich von Christian Ludolph Reinhold 1783. 22.5x32.5 cm. - Israel / Borchers 249 - Flaskamp, Reinhold 7 - Biogr. Hb. Os. S. 238f. - Dekorative und frühe Ansicht der Stadt. Unter der Darstellung vierzeilige Widmung an den englischen Prinzen Friedrich von York, Fürstbischof von Osnabrück, in der Mitte das englische Königswappen mit dem Osnabrücker Wappen, dem sechsspeichigen Rad, als Herzschild. Schönes breitrandiges Blatt.Christian Ludolph Reinhold (1739 Wunstorf - 1791 Versmold) Mathematiker, Zeichner, Vermesser und Schriftsteller. Er "gehört in die vorderste Reihe der Osnabrücker Aufklärer". Seit 1763 in Osnabrück als Privatlehrer für Mathematik und Kunst tätig, von 1765 bis 1790 unterrichtete er am Ratsgymnasium Mathematik und Physik.

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        M. Tullii Ciceronis OPERA cum indicibus et VARIIS LECTIONIBUS.

      Clarendoniano,, Oxford, 1783 - Dieci volumi in 4° legati in pelle, alcuni dorsi rifatti, sguardie marmorate, al primo volume antiporta ripiegata con la figura del grande Romano incisa da J. K. Sherwin, 4333 pp. circa per i primi nove volumi, in calce ad ognuno svariate carte con le "variae lectiones", il decimo tomo è la "Clavis Ciceroniana sive indices rerum et verborum philologico critici in Opera Ciceronis. Accedunt Graeca Ciceronis necessariis observationibus illustrata" di circa 250 carte non numerate. Sarebbe ridicolo tentar di discettare sull'opera di colui che è pietra di paragone per la lingua latina. Cicerone è universale, patrimonio dell'Umanità. L'edizione presentata è degna di cotanto nome sia per la correttezza filologica (le varie lezioni presentate per ognuno degli scritti riportano puntigliosamente le varianti di testo fra i diversi codici e le impressioni più significative) sia per la completezza dei quae extant, frammenti compresi. Non ultimo, da segnalare la bellezza e la ricchezza dell'opera in sé: una splendida impaginazione su carta forte e nerbata, greve, bianca. D'altronde, la cura delle impressioni clarendoniane per l' Università oxfordiana è proverbiale. Rifacimento di svariati dorsi a parte, lo stato di conservazione è ottimo, le eventuali mende d'uso del tutto insignificanti. Rara e pregiata.

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        The Works of Laurence Sterne ... with a Life of the Author, Written by Himself [Complete in 10 Volumes]

      London : Printed For W. Strahan ... [And 10 Others], 1783. 1st Edition. Portraits and plates after [? ] Hogarth. 19cm. Contents: (from t. P. ) Containing, I. The life and opinions of Tristram Shandy, gent. -- II. A sentimental journey through France and Italy -- III. Sermons -- IV. Letters. Full contemporary aniline calf; contrasting black and wine morocco title and volume labels. Elaborately gilt-tooled spines. Bands and panel edges worn and dust-dulled as with age, some hinges starting. An uncommonly good set overall.

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        A JOURNAL OF CAPTAIN COOK&#39;S LAST VOYAGE TO THE PACIFIC OCEAN, AND IN QUEST OF THE NORTHWEST PASSAGE, BETWEEN ASIA & AMERICA; PERFORMED IN THE YEARS 1776, 1777, 1778, AND 1779

      Hartford. 1783.. 208pp. 12mo. Contemporary calf. Boards worn (leather on lower board loose but holding), corners abraded, outer joints worn. Later ink inscriptions on front pastedown. Titlepage soiled and worn. Moderately age-toned, soiled, and dampstained. Lacking the very rare map (as is virtually always the case). A good copy. In a half morocco and cloth box. "This is not only the first American book on the Northwest Coast, but also the first American book on Hawaii..." - Streeter. Ledyard sailed as a corporal of Royal Marines on Cook&#39;s last voyage, and was on board ship when Cook met his death on Hawaii. A native of Connecticut, he was with Cook during the first part of the American Revolution and in England until 1782. Assigned to the North American station, he deserted and returned to Hartford, where this account (evidently intermixed with the 1781 narrative of John Rickman, probably by an unidentified editor) was published in 1783. One of the rarest of subsidiary accounts of Cook&#39;s voyage, and a book of the greatest interest in the history of the Northwest Coast and its exploration. HOWES L181, "d." STREETER SALE 3477. EVANS 17998. SABIN 39691. WICKERSHAM 6556. LADA-MOCARSKI 36. FORBES 52.

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        HISTORY OF THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE

      London: for W. [and] A. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1783-1790. 12 volumes. The very rare first octavo editions of the twelve books, and an extremely early printing of the work in any format. With an engraved portrait frontispiece and three impressive engraved folding maps. 8vo, in very handsome contemporary bindings of full polished calf, the spines extensively decorated incorporating lavish gilt panels divided into compartments separated by roll tooled bands decorated in a Greco-Roman style and with two lettering labels in contrasting red and green moroccos decorated and lettered in gilt, board edges with gilt roll tooling, with green silk ribbon page-markers bound in. xiv, 456; xv, 496; viii, 412; viii, 443; vii, 432; viii, 420; viii, 424; viii, 374; xii, 502; xii, 385; xii, 460; xi, 432, [96, cumulative index]. A very handsome set, fresh and near to pristine internally, the contemporary bindings in good order and in completely original state with no restoration or sophistication whatsoever, some volumes with weakening to some hinges and some with minor chipping or other mellowing to the spines, in all a very well preserved set of these rare books. A SIGNIFICANT AND HIGHLY IMPORTANT EDITION, THE FIRST IN OCTAVO, AND A VERY EARLY ISSUANCE IN ANY FORMAT OF THE GREATEST HISTORICAL WORK EVER UNDERTAKEN. The first edition of Gibbon&#146;s work was printed over time, the first three volumes being printed between 1776 and 1781, the later three volumes in 1788. This first octavo edition was printed similarly, the first six volumes in 1783 and the later six in 1790. Thus, this is not only the first octavo edition but also is one of only a tiny handful of editions of the first half printed prior to the completion of the work in total. Like the first edition it contains the three folding maps and the engraved portrait of Gibbon in volume one. "For twenty-two years Gibbon was a prodigy of steady and arduous application. His investigations extended over almost the whole range of intellectual activity for nearly fifteen-hundred years. And so thorough were his methods that the laborious investigations of German scholarship, the keen criticisms of theological zeal, and the steady researches of (two) centuries have brought to light very few important errors in the results of his labors. But it is not merely the learning of his work, learned as it is, that gives it character as a history. It is also that ingenious skill by which the vast erudition, the boundless range, the infinite variety, and the gorgeous magnificence of the details are all wrought together in a symmetrical whole. It is still entitled to be esteemed as the greatest historical work ever written" (Adams, Manual of Historical Literature, pp. 146-147).

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        AUTHENTIC NARRATIVE OF A VOYAGE PERFORMED BY CAPTAIN COOK AND CAPTAIN CLERKE, IN HIS MAJESTY&#146;S SHIPS RESOLUTION AND DISCOVERY, During the Years 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779, and 1780; in Search of a North-west Passage between the Continents of Asia and America. Including a Faithful Account of all Their Discoveries, and the Unfortunate Death of Captain Cook

      London: Printed for G. Robinson, J.Sewell and J. Debrett, 1783. 2 volumes. Second edition, published just one year after the first. With the chart and 21 engraved plates and views of the Hawaiian Islands, Alaska and the Northwest. 8vo, full contemporary tree calf, expertly and beautifully restored at the back with fine period style work, raised bands, red morocco lettering labels gilt. An absolutely superb copy of this highly important narrative. A FINE COPY OF THIS IMPORTANT BOOK. Ellis was a surgeon&#146;s mate during Cook&#146;s third voyage, first on the &#147;Discovery&#148; and later on the &#147;Resolution&#148;, and &#147;gives quite a good history of the expedition&#148; (Hill, 95). Captain Clerke, in his dying letter to Sir Joseph Banks, commended Ellis, but Ellis forfeited Banks&#146; regard by publishing his account of the voyage in contravention of the Admiralty instruction to surrender all journals and logs. It appears that, in needing money, Ellis sold his narrative to a bookseller for fifty guineas. Thus the first editiion of Ellis&#146; account was published two years before the official narrative, and preceded Samwell&#146;s NARRATIVE OF THE DEATH OF CAPTAIN JAMES COOK by four years. This second edition was published just one year after the first---still preceding the official account and Samwell&#146;s---and &#147;follows the first practically without alteration, with exception of the title-pages&#148; (Hill, 95). &#147;The fine plates are among the earliest published on the Hawaiian Islands, Alaska and the Northwest&#148; (Hill, 95).

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        Sermones Panegíricos y de Misterios. Por..., Racionero de la Santa Iglesia Catedral de Santo Domingo, Primada de las Indias, y natural de la misma Ciudad. Tomo Primero (de dos)

      Madrid, por Don Joachín Ibarra, 1783. 8vo.; 2 hs., 240 pp. Encuadernación de época, en piel marbreada, ligeramente fatigada.

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        Novelist's Magazine

      1783 - Livre ancien Album reliure veau à coins 19éme comprenant 130 gravures de Stohard datées de 1779 à 1783 collées sur papier blanc et montées sur onglets. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Resa till Goda Hopps-Udden

      Tryckt hos Anders J. Nordstrom, 1783.. Octavo, with nine folding engraved plates and a folding chart; a good copy in contemporary Scandinavian half calf, rubbed. A fine copy of the rare stand-alone first part of Sparrman's account of his travels. Anders Sparrman, professor of Zoology at Uppsala University, was in South Africa when Cook's second voyage called there in 1772; Forster offered him a place on the expedition as assistant naturalist: 'As two Swedes, Dr. Solander and Mr. Spoering, with singular credit to themselves and advantage to science, had before undertaken a voyage to New Holland, &c. and so round the world, I could not help wishing that a Swede likewise might have the opportunity of making a visit to the south pole, and the continent supposed to be in the vicinity of it...' (from the English edition).Sparrman's account of the voyage was not published in full for forty-two years, with this first narrative appearing in Stockholm in 1783, followed by another in 1802 whose final part did not appear until 1818.Rolf du Rietz notes that this was 'perhaps the most widely read Swedish travel book written before the nineteenth century...'. He also points out that 'although the title-page of this edition is marked "F?rste Delen", the volume is a complete and finished whole (the voyage with Cook being described on pp. 86-108 and 637-9)...'.Beddie, 1274; Du Rietz, "Captain James Cook: a bibliography of literature printed in Sweden", 10; Du Rietz, Bibliotheca Polynesiana (Kroepelien Collection), 1218; Holmes, 46; Mendelssohn, II:414; O'Reilly-Reitman, 400; Roscoe, 315.A1,.

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        Cérémonies et coutumes religieuses de tous les peuples du monde, Nouvelle edition, enrichie de toutes les figures comprises dans l&#39;ancienne edition en sept volumes,

      Amsterdam et Paris : Chez Laporte, libraire ... 1783. Bound in original leader bindings, 4 volumes.- I. 163, [1] pp., 81 ill.gravé - II. 156 pp. [1] 82 - 162 ill.gravé- III. 199, [1] pp. 163 - 222 ill. gravé, IV - XVJ pp.. [17] - 224pp +, 40pp, + 44 pp ., [1], XLI z.T. gef. ill. gravé. representees par des figures dessinees et gravees par Bernard Picard et autres habiles artistes ; ouvrage qui comprend l&#39;histoire philosophique de la religion des nations des deux hemispheres, telles que celle des Brames, des Peguans, des Chinois, des Japonais, des Tibetins ... enfin celle des Chretiens et de cette multitude de branches dans lesquelles elle est subdivisee, Nouvelle edition, enrichie de toutes les figures comprises dans l&#39;ancienne edition en sept volumes,

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        Storia di America [The History of America, in Italian, with 4 hand-colored maps]

      In Venezia [Venice]: Nella stamperia Gatti a spese di Leonardo e Giammaria Fratelli Bassaglia, MDCCLXXXIII [1783]. Original Wraps. Fine. Second Venice Edition (first Venice edition published 1778) of Antonio Pillori&#39;s translation of The history of America (London, 1777), Books I-VIII (complete), on the discovery of America and the conquest of Mexico and Peru. A remarkably fresh, uncut set, complete in four volumes as issued, with all four folding maps colored by a contemporary hand (as with the John Carter Brown Library copy). 8vo; xxiv, 240pp, with a frontispiece portrait of Columbus and a large folding map of the Gulf of Mexico showing Florida, Cuba, Jamaica and farther Caribbean islands; [2], 5-328pp, including a frontispiece portrait of Bartolomé de las Casas and a large folding map of South America; [2], 3-359 [p 181 misnumb. "281"; p 304 misnumb.: "204"], [1]pp, with a frontispiece portrait of Hernán Cortés and a folding map of Mexico; [4], 295, [1]pp, with a frontispiece portrait of Francisco Pizarro and a large folding map of Middle America. Original paper-case bindings with yapped edges and manuscript titles and volume numbers to the head of each spine, the text block sewn on tawed tongs (v. iv with modern replacements). Worming to the upper cover, portrait, title page, and map margins of vol. iv now expertly restored by a paper conservationist. Rare: OCLC (No. 80001346) locates only two copies of this edition. By the autumn of 1769," according to the ODNB, Robertson "began withdrawing books on America from the [Edinburgh] university library. As originally conceived, [his] project was to include the history of Spanish, Portuguese, and British colonization, though Robertson chose first to concentrate on the Spanish, which stemmed most naturally from his study of Charles V. His original intention was to complete the full history of colonization before going to press, but he decided to publish the sixteenth-century Spanish portion alone following the outbreak of hostilities with the British colonies in 1776 . . . On 28 May 1777 the History of America was published in two volumes by Strahan and Cadell in London and by Balfour in Edinburgh to a very positive reception. Its success was even more marked on the continent, where it was considered Robertson&#39;s masterpiece . . . With its dramatic sweep of narrative, combined with a provocative confrontation of two very different stages of civilization [Spanish and Native American] and a prose that was more flexible and evocative than that of his earlier books, the History of America is often regarded as Robertson&#39;s most interesting, original, and even Romantic work.

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        An Account Of The Pelew Island.Situated In The Western Part Of The Pacific Ocean. Composed From The Journals And Communications Of Captain Henry Wilson, And Some Of His Officers, Who, In August 1783, Were There Shipwrecked, In The Antelope, A Packet Belonging To The Honourable East India Company

      London, Printed For Captain Wilson and Sold by G. Nicol, Bookseller to his Majesty, Pall-Mall, MDCCLXXXIX. Third Edition; 4to; pp. xxviii, 378; new marbled endpapers, b/w portrait frontispiece of Captain Henry Wilson, fold out chart of the Pelew Islands and adjacent seas by Captain Henry Wilson, 10 fold out b/w illustrations, 4 pages of b/w illustrations, vocabulary of the pelew language; modern rough half sheep skin binding with marbled boards, raised bands, title lettered in gilt on maroon leather labels on spine, flecking to page edges, some foxing throughout, fold out chart has been repaired, a good copy. Keate was shipwrecked near Palau Island in 1783, the crew reached shore and lived with the natives. They eventually built a small boat from the wreckage which they sailed to Macao. The Captain (Henry Wilson) allowed Keate to write this account of events from his Journals.

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        IN ASSEMBLY, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2d, 1783, A.M. THE REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE, READ NOVEMBER 29th, RELATIVE TO THE PREPARATIONS TO BE MADE FOR PUBLIC DEMONSTRATIONS OF JOY...[caption title and first line of text]

      [Philadelphia: Thomas Bradford, 1783].. Broadside, 10 1/4 x 7 3/4 inches. Old fold lines. A bit of foxing. One contemporary ink emendation. Very good. In a half morocco box. A rare and quite wonderful broadside printing the instructions and specifications for the construction of a triumphal arch in Philadelphia to celebrate the Treaty of Paris, ending the Revolutionary War. It also spells out plans for the celebration to be held upon completion of the arch, complete with a parade and fireworks. This declaration was passed by the Pennsylvania Assembly just as the British were evacuating New York City, and a little more than a week before George Washington resigned as commander of the Continental Army. The arch was designed by artist Charles Willson Peale, and its specifications are outlined in this broadside. The arch was fifty feet wide and nearly forty feet high, with columns in the Ionic order decorated with spiral festoons of flowers in their natural colors. The arch would be decorated with illustrations and inscriptions celebrating liberty, the Continental Army, the alliance with France, the natural bounty of the United States, the virtues of learning and science, etc. The whole structure was to be illuminated with twelve hundred lamps, and a fireworks display would take place on the celebration day, made all the more beautiful by having the lights of Philadelphia darkened for the occasion. A sum of £600 was allotted for the construction of the arch. The ratification of the Treaty of Paris was proclaimed on Jan. 22, 1784, but a careless citizen fired his gun too close to Peale&#39;s arch, which soon caught fire and was consumed by flame moments before it was to be illuminated in celebration. NAIP locates only four copies, at the Library of Congress, American Philosophical Society, Pennsylvania Historical Society, and Massachusetts Historical Society. Rare. EVANS 18092. NAIP w023371. HILDEBURN 4306. A RISING PEOPLE, p.193.

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        Letters of the Late Ignatius Sancho, an African. In two volumes. To which are prefixed, memoirs of his life

      London: 1783. 2 volumes, octavo. xvi,204; [2],224pp. Engraved frontispiece in each volume. (Minor scattered spotting). Contemporary calf, skillfully rebacked with original spines laid down, spines gilt with leather label (corners rubbed). A nice copy of this important and interesting work, essential to the study of black history and literature. The second edition of this important work, which - in any edition - is "indispensable to the study of black literature" (Blockson). Sancho was born on a slave ship during the Middle Passage, en route to New Granada. His mother quickly succumbed to disease and his father committed suicide rather than live as a slave; fortunately for the young Sancho, barely two years old, his owner took him back to England, where he was given to three maiden sisters who named him Sancho after the character from Don Quixote. His good luck prevailed again when the Duke of Montagu, whom he met by chance, was struck by his intelligence and took an interest in educating the young man. After the Duke&#39;s death in 1749, Sancho fled the sisters and was hired as butler to the Duke&#39;s widow; he later served her son as a valet. In 1774, aided by the Duke, Sancho and his wife established a grocery in Westminster. Because of his status as an independent male householder, Sancho became the only 18th-century Afro-Briton known to have voted in Parliamentary elections. He also tried his hand variously at acting (unsuccessfully) and writing, publishing a book on music and two plays. He also holds the distinction of being the first African to receive an obituary in the British Press. "In 1782, motivated by &#39;the desire of shewing that an untutored African may possess abilities equal to an European&#39; (Letters, 4), Frances Crewe, one of Sancho&#39;s younger correspondents, edited and published the two-volume Letters of the Late Ignatius Sancho, An African, sold by subscription. An engraving by Francesco Bartolozzi after the Gainsborough portrait served as frontispiece to the first volume, and the anonymous brief prefatory biography by Joseph Jekyll remains our main source of information about the first thirty years of Sancho&#39;s life. The subscription list for the first edition of the Letters reflects the great range of Sancho&#39;s social circle: men and women, aristocrats, servants, artists, businessmen, country squires, and prominent politicians. The ease and respect with which he communicates with his correspondents, no matter how much they differ from him in age or social status, account for much of the appeal of the tone of his letters. Even though his own status rose, he never lost contact with those who had been his fellow servants, some of whom were also fellow Afro-Britons" ( DNB). Blockson 101; cf. DNB (online); ESTC T100276; Sabin 76310

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        LETTERS OF THE LATE IGNATIUS SANCHO, AN AFRICAN. IN TWO VOLUMES. TO WHICH ARE PREFIXED, MEMOIRS OF HIS LIFE

      London. 1783.. Two volumes. xvi,204; [2],224pp. plus frontispiece in each volume. Contemporary calf, skillfully rebacked with original spines laid down, spines gilt, leather labels. Corners rubbed. Bookplate on front pastedowns. Minor scattered foxing, but generally quite clean. Very good. The second edition of this important work, which - in any edition - is "indispensable to the study of black literature" (Blockson). Sancho (1729- 80) was born on a slave ship during the Middle Passage, en route to New Granada. His mother quickly succumbed to disease and his father committed suicide rather than live as a slave; fortunately for the young Sancho, barely two years old, his owner took him back to England, where he was given to three maiden sisters who named him Sancho after the character from Don Quixote. His good luck prevailed again when the Duke of Montagu, whom he met by chance, was struck by his intelligence and took an interest in educating the young man. After the Duke&#39;s death in 1749, Sancho fled the sisters and was hired as butler to the Duke&#39;s widow; he later served her son as a valet. In 1774, aided by the Duke, Sancho and his wife established a grocery in Westminster. Because of his status as an independent male householder, Sancho became the only 18th- century Afro- Briton known to have voted in Parliamentary elections. He also tried his hand variously at acting (unsuccessfully) and writing, publishing a book on music and two plays. He also holds the distinction of being the first African to receive an obituary in the British Press. "In 1782, motivated by &#39;the desire of shewing that an untutored African may possess abilities equal to an European&#39; (Letters, 4), Frances Crewe, one of Sancho&#39;s younger correspondents, edited and published the two- volume LETTERS OF THE LATE IGNATIUS SANCHO, AN AFRICAN, sold by subscription. An engraving by Francesco Bartolozzi after the Gainsborough portrait served as frontispiece to the first volume, and the anonymous brief prefatory biography by Joseph Jekyll remains our main source of information about the first thirty years of Sancho&#39;s life. The subscription list for the first edition of the LETTERS reflects the great range of Sancho&#39;s social circle: men and women, aristocrats, servants, artists, businessmen, country squires, and prominent politicians. The ease and respect with which he communicates with his correspondents, no matter how much they differ from him in age or social status, account for much of the appeal of the tone of his letters. Even though his own status rose, he never lost contact with those who had been his fellow servants, some of whom were also fellow Afro- Britons" - DNB. A nice copy of this important and interesting work, essential to the study of black history and literature. ESTC T100276. SABIN 76310. BLOCKSON 101. DNB (online).

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        LE VILLE LUCCHESI. Con altri opuscoli in versi ed in prosa di Filandro Cretense. Parma, dalla Stamperia Reale, 1783.

      Prima edizione. Opera dedicata al Marchese Francesco Buonvisi e all'Abate Francesco Venini, professore di matematica all'Ateneo parmense. Cm.19,3x13,6. Pg.VIII, 196. Legatura in mz.pergamena con piatti marmorizzati. Testo in cornicetta decorativa. Fresca e buona bodoniana ad ampi margini, su carta azzurrina assai spessa. Filandro Cretense è il nome arcadico del Conte Antonio Cerati (Vienna, 1738 - Parma, 1816), Consigliere di Stato e docente di Diritto Pubblico a Parma e fratello del Vescovo di Piacenza Gregorio. Letterato erudito ma dottrinale, compose varie poesie, lettere familiari ed elogi, sempre sotto la protezione di Mons.Adeodato Turchi. Il presente testo, ad imitazione del Sannazzaro, vide la luce dopo un lungo soggiorno a Lucca, ed è un magnifico esempio dell'arte bodoniana. > Rispetto all'esemplare citato dal Brooks, 239, manca la dicitura "Pastore arcade" in fine al frontespizio. ICCU\SBLE\001912. Melzi, I, 410.

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        La Pologne

      Paris., 1783. Poland. Copper engraving. Original colour. The map itself is in good condition, some foxing on the margins, light browning and a few waterstains at edges. Lower edge is scuffed towards corners. 15mm closed tear at lower edge of centrefold. Size: 63 x 48 cm. A handsome and detailed map of Poland, that covers modern day Lithuania and parts of the Ukraine and Belarus. Ornamental cartouche at lower left. Atlas Geographique des Quatre Parties du Monde

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        Apologie des Ordens der Frey-Mäurer. Von dem Bruder **** Mitgliede der ** schottischen Loge zu D*. Neue ganz umgearbeitete, und einzige authentische Ausgabe. Philadelphia, im Jahre 3382, d. i. 1778

      Berlin, Stahlbaum 1783.. Zweite, ganz umgearbeitete, und einzig authentische Ausgabe. Mit gest. Frontispiz von J. W. Meil. 4 Bll., 246 S., 1 w. Bl. Pappband d. Zt. Wolfstieg 23760; Dorn, Meil 316. - Johann August Starck, protestantischer Theologe und orientalischer Linguist (1741-1816), "ein hervorragend kluger Kopf", gründete ein Klerikat der Tempelherren und hat nach Wolfstieg "das Konglomerat von Freimaurerei, Templerei, Magie, Alchimie, und Theosophie, das er vorgefunden hat, zu einem so prachtvollen klerikalen System zusammengeleimt, daß es jedem Jesuiten Ehre machen könnte und geeignet war, wirkliche Freimaurerei in ihr gerades Gegenteil zu verkehren" (zitiert nach Lennhoff-Posner S. 1501). - Etwas berieben und bestoßen. Altes Exemplar einer Logenbibliothek.

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        Vida de la extatica viuda y humilde princesa Santa Birgitta (vulgo Brigida) de Suecia fundadora del Orden del Salvador / su autor el lic. D. Josef Antonio de Travesedo y Peredo .; añádese al fin un compendio de la vida de la venerable doña Marina de Escobar, fundadora de esta religión mitigada en España por el mismo autor.

      - 5 h., 455 p. ; 4º Encuadernación pergamino época. En Pamplona: en la oficina de D. Josef Miguel de Ezquerro ., 1783. Encuadernación deslucida. Libro en buen estado. Revisado completo. Lugar: Pamplona, Editorial: Josef Miguel de Ezquerro, Año: 1783

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        Travels in the Two Sicilies &#133; in the years 1777, 1778, 1779, and 1780

      London: P. Elmsly, , 1783-5. 2 volumes, quarto (294 × 234 mm). Contemporary half calf, rebacked with the original spines laid down, title direct to the spines, ruled compartments, marbled sides. Folding engraved map frontispiece to volume I, together with a folding genealogical table, 6 engraved plates and 2 plans; volume II with 14 plates including large folding views of Palermo and Messina, and 2 etchings. The plates from Swinburne&#39;s &#39;accomplished drawings.&#39; Ruggles-Brise armorial bookplates for Spains Hall to the front pastedowns. Somewhat rubbed, professionally restored, contents clean and sound with good margins, the last leaf, index and Directions to the Binder from volume I bound at the end of volume II, and from p423 onwards of volume II bound at the conclusion of volume I. First edition. Scion of an old Catholic family, Swinburne was educated "at the monastic seminary at Lacelle, France, the University of Paris, Bordeaux, and finally the Royal Academy in Turin, where he developed a keen interest in the arts" (ODNB). By 1763 he had inherited the family estates following the death of his older brother, and, now financially independent, he married, and settled in Hamsterley, Co. Durham, "where Henry laid out the garden, combining &#39;the classic precision of the Italian style with the more wild and sylvan boldness of English park scenery&#39;" (H. Swinburne, Courts of Europe, quoted in ODNB). But tiring of English country life the family returned to Europe. In 1775 Swinburne toured Spain with fellow Catholic Sir Thomas Gascoigne, an account was published in 1779, then, reunited with his family, "sailed to Naples and from 1777 until early 1779 toured the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies. They returned to England in July 1779 via Vienna, Frankfurt, and Brussels, but remained for only a few months before leaving once again for Italy. They spent 1780 in Italy and Vienna. As lovers of the arts and Roman Catholics, they mixed with the literati throughout their travels, and were favoured by Catholic sovereigns." Although a contemporary reviewer considered the present work "dull and meagre," Ingamells has described it as "a comprehesive history and travel guide" (A Dictionary of British and Irish Travellers in Italy), and Druène commends "the simplicity and the lack of affectation in his travel accounts &#133; he was one of the first to relish travel for its own sake" (Le premier romantique? Swinburne aux Pyrénées).

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        The grand committee, consisting of ... to whom was referred a motion of Mr. Monroe for repealing those Acts of Congress which recommend to the states thus circumstanced, the cession of vacant and unappropriated territory, to the United States, so far as they respect the Jurisdiction of the same

      [Annapolis: John Dunlap, ca. December 1783 to March 1784]. Folio. (14 x 8 1/4 inches). Broadside, 2pp., printed recto and verso. Contemporary manuscript docketing on verso, "Cessions of Jurisdict.n / Conn.r [?] Laws for Mr. Pinkney." (Minor staining) Very good. In a blue half morocco box, navy blue cloth, cloth chemise. Rare broadside printing of a motion by James Monroe concerning jurisdiction in the as yet unformed Northwest Territory. While Thomas Jefferson is credited with drafting the Ordinance of 1784 which effectively first created the Northwest Territory, not all the Founding Fathers were convinced of the efficacy of ceding the western lands. James Monroe, at the time a young and rising member of the Virginia delegation to the Congress of Confederation (the name of the Continental Congress following the Articles of Confederation), feared that Virginia&#39;s cession of western lands would have unintended consequences. With this motion, Monroe appeals to Congress to reconsider the question of jurisdiction, arguing that if both soil and jurisdiction were ceded, that a diversity of interests would be created in the territories which would disrupt the confederation. The dating of this motion is not known. Evans lists this broadside twice in his bibliography of American imprints, ascribing the date to 1785 and 1786, respectively. The text of the motion, however, suggests that it was issued prior to the Ordinance of 1784. As Monroe joined the Congress of Confederation in 1783, the dating of the motion and printing of the broadside can be narrowed to between December 20, 1783 and March 1, 1784. The form and printing of the motion is consistent with similar broadsides printed by Dunlap, the official printer to the Congress then in session in Annapolis. There is, however, no mention of this motion in the Journals of Congress from that period. The motion begins with reference to the two previous Congressional resolutions concerning the cession of western lands(6 September 1780 and 10 October 1780), as well as subsequent cessions by New York, Virginia and Massachusetts. The motion continues with a definition of the geographic area referred to: "That by such cessions, all the territory lying between a meridian line to be drawn twenty miles westward of the most westerly bent of the river or strait of Niagara, the western boundary of the state of Pennsylvania, the rivers Ohio, the Missisippi and the lakes, is subject to division, and entitled to admission into the confederacy upon the principles aforesaid." That the land is still "subject to division" would suggest this motion to have been made prior to Thomas Jefferson&#39;s Ordinance of 1784, which divided the Northwest Territory into 10 states. Monroe&#39;s motion next addresses the reason for his petition, i.e. "to enquire what the objects are that are sought to be obtained by such cessions." The text continues: "Heretofore they appear to have been two-- 1st. the diminution of the larger states in their power and resources, by lessening the extent of their territory--2d. the possession of the right of soil for the purpose of a revenue. But when it is considered that the limits which these cessions have given to such states, have contracted them to an equality with the other members of the union, it is supposed that this object, if it ever had any foundation for it, is already fully obtained; and for the purpose of a revenue, the committee apprehend that a cession of soil, independent of that of jurisdiction, will be equally advantageous to the United States; the circumstances which would apply to the settlers on the territory ceded westward of the Ohio, in their distance from the states to which it belonged, cannot, to those eastward of it; and the soil, it is presumed, under the government of one of the old states, whose laws, constitution and rights in the confederacy, are already established and known, will be as valuable, and sell as high, as it would under a new state. The committee are therefore of opinion, that further cessions of jurisdiction, even upon the principles which have heretofore influenced the United States, are unnecessary. It should therefore form a principal object with the United States to make, so far as it depends on them, such division of the territory within their bounds, as shall create and preserve this similarity of interest in every state. A similarity of interests in states, depends on a similarity in their circumstances, in their respective resources, their commercial and political relation to other powers. The committee consider it as unnecessary to examine these principles of relation in their application to all the territory within the government of the United States; but from an attentive view of those parts which bound upon the atlantic ocean, and those which bound and depend upon the western waters, separated by a [cone or; words struck through in manuscript] ridge of mountains, which traverse from south to north these states, they are led to believe, from pursuing them in their different directions, that in some respects a different kind of arrangement and accommodation will be necessary to promote those interests which particularly belong to each. If therefore the United States should admit a separation of said territory, so as to commit that lying on each side to a separate line of sates, they are of opinion it would create such a diversity of interests as would exceedingly embarrass the federal councils, and impede and obstruct all their operations. If them the seperation above suggested, will create this diversity of interest, it necessarily follows, that the preservation of the states in the jurisdiction they now hold, will prevent it; and this in the opinion of the committee, will be the case. The concern which many of the old states now have in the western country, in the extent of territory within their respective jurisdictions depending on the western waters, in common with those which shall be erected beyond the Ohio, forms in their opinion, that similarity in their circumstances, necessary to bind the several parts of the confederacy together by the same tie of one common interest: The United States should therefore consider it as a fortunate circumstance that such states hold these bounds, and should in no event suffer them to be contracted or diminished ... Resolved, That the resolutions of the 6th September, and 10th October, 1780, recommending it to the states holding vacant and unappropriated territory, to make liberal surrenders thereof to the United States, for their common benefit, so far as they respect the jurisdiction of the same, be repealed; and that it be recommended to the states thus circumstanced, to make liberal surrenders as aforesaid, of soil only, retaining to themselves the right of jurisdiction." Monroe&#39;s motion apparently died in committee and was further put to rest by Jefferson&#39;s Ordinance of 1784, which created a national domain from the ceded lands, laying the groundwork for the Northwest Territory. Monroe, however, would continue to press his case, and would travel to the western lands in 1785 to see the region first-hand. Upon his return, he would petition Congress, using similar arguments as above, for a revision of the Ordinance of 1785, to change the division of the territory into as few as three but no more than five states. (That motion was considered on July 7, 1786 and seems to be the cause of the bibliographical confusion over the date and place of printing of this broadside). The passage of the Northwest Ordinance of 1787 would close the issue, formally establishing the Northwest Territory, and codifing the process for the creation of new states westward. The broadside is rare, with but three copies located by OCLC (Library of Congress, Yale, and John Carter Brown) and with a fourth copy at the American Antiquarian Society. Evans 19313 (incorrectly ascribing the date to 1785) and Evans 20067 (incorrectly ascribing the date to 1786).

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        El Hombre Feliz, independiente del Mundo y de la Fortuna, ó Arte de vivir contento en qualesquier trabajos de la vida. Dedicado a la Serenisima Señora Infanta Doña Carlota Joachina. Obra traducida por Don Joseph Francisco Monserrate y Urbina

      Madrid, por Don Joachîm Ibarra, 1783. Tres volúmenes en 4to. menor; XXVIII-280 pp. + 2 hs., 303 pp. + 2 hs., 304 pp. Encuadernación uniforme de la época, en piel marbreada con lomera ornada y tejuelo. Primera edición española, publicada sin láminas, de esta significativa obra que, en palabras del traductor en su dedicatoria a la Infanta Carlota Joaquina, «hace oir a todos la voz de la razón ilustrada con los principios de la religión». La obra que, en definitiva, constituye la fórmula ideal para no mostrar demasiado el plumero en tiempo de luces en derredor.

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        Suite of six views: [1]: [Bareges in the Pyrenees] after a painting by G. Barrett; [2]: View of the East Front of the Wonderful Natural Bridge of Veja; [3]: A View of Recoaro; [4]: [Falls of the Gava.] after a painting by G. Barrett; [5]: A View of the Lake of Wallenstat; [6]: View of the Ruins of a Roman Arch at Aix in Savoy

      London: Published by A. Robertson Charles Street, St. James&#39;s Square, May 1, 1783. Coloured aquatints with gum arabic. Printed on watermarked laid paper. 1]: [Bareges in the Pyrenees] after a painting by G. Barrett. Proof before title. In excellent condition. Plate mark: 16 x 21 inches. Sheet size: 16 3/8 x 22 1/4 inches. [2]: View of the East Front of the Wonderful Natural Bridge of Veja: In excellent condition with the exception of a small tear in the lower margin. Plate mark: 16 x 20 7/8 inches. Sheet size: 16 1/2 x 21 7/8 inches. [3]: A View of Recoaro: In excellent condition. Plate mark: 16 x 21 inches. Sheet size: 16 1/2 x 21 7/8 inches. [4]: [Falls of the Gava] after a painting by G. Barrett. Proof before title. In excellent condition. Plate mark: 16 x 20 7/8 inches. Sheet size: 16 5/8 x 21 5/8 inches. [5]: A View of the Lake of Wallenstat: In excellent condition. Plate mark: 16 x 21 inches. Sheet size: 16 3/8 x 21 5/8 inches. [6]: View of the Ruins of a Roman Arch at Aix in Savoy: In excellent condition. Plate mark: 15 7/8 x 20 3/4 inches. Sheet size: 16 5/8. This is a stunning suite of aquatinted landscapes by the celebrated engraver Archibald Robertson from "Short Descriptive Account of the Pyrenean Part of Bigorre." Archibald Robertson was an accomplished painter and engraver who specialized in aquatint landscapes. He was active in London between 1765 and 1786 and is recorded as exhibiting three landscape paintings at the Royal Academy between 1772 and 1775. Not much is known of Robertson&#39;s history, since he is often confused with the miniature painter Archibald Robertson, who was highly acclaimed in both England and America. Given the date, style, and medium of this suite of aquatints, it would seem more likely that these picturesque landscapes were executed by the London-based Robertson, who was known to be an accomplished aquatinter as well as a print seller. These handsome prints depict various sites of beauty throughout Europe. There are two proof prints, which makes it difficult to decipher their exact location, but the other four prints depict places famed for their natural beauty. Robertson has chosen to picture the celebrated Wallenstadt Lake in Switzerland, a favorite summer resort and eighteenth century tourist destination. He has also included a stunning view of the natural bridge in Veja, outside Verona, a tranquil view of the famous spa town Recoaro, in the province of Veneto, and a charming image of the Roman ruins in Aix-les-bains in France. The two proof titles are sites in the Pyrenees. The complete work consisted of seventeen prints. These were published between 1783-87 under the titleShort Descriptive Account of the Pyrenean Part of Bigorre. From which Twelve of the Subjects intended for this Publications are selected. The selection of sites is somewhat random, moving from Spain to France to Sicily, though they are all within what could be called a western Mediterranean region. The unifying factor is Robertson&#39;s extraordinary ability as a landscape engraver. Le Blanc, Manuel de L&#39;Amateur D&#39;Estampes Vol III, p. 342; Benezit, Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs, et Graveurs vol. 11, p. 773.

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        Histoire de la dernière révolution de Suède : contenant le récit de ce qui s&#39;est passé dans les trois dernieres Dietes, & un Précis de L&#39;Histoire de Suede, dans lequel on développe les véritables causes de cer événement, précédé D&#39;Une Introduction

      Londres :, 1783. 1st Edition (?). Physical desc. : [4], iv, 446, [2]p. ; 19 cm. Subject: Sweden - History - Revolution, 1772 - Early works to 1800. Language: French. ESTC citation no. : T138543. Very good copy in the original full aniline calf with gilt vignettes stamped to front and rear panels. Professionally and period-sympathetically re-backed with a contrasting, gilt-blocked Morocco label with gilt cross-bands. All-Edges-Red with faint marginal scattered foxing. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Copy from the Foreign Office library with stamp. Errata sheet at rear of book.

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