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        Chameau de L?Asie. Faisant le Sel Ammoniac. (Camel of Asia. Making salt ammonia)

      In the early 18th century, France turned away from imperial aspirations to focus on more personal and pleasurable pursuits. As political life and private morals relaxed, the change was mirrored by a new style in art, one that was more intimate, and decorative.Louis XIV's desire to glorify his dignity and the magnificence of France had been well served by the monumental and formal qualities of most seventeenth-century French art. But members of the succeeding court began to decorate their elegant homes in a lighter, more delicate manner. This new style has been known since the last century as "rococo," from the French word, rocaille, for rock and shell garden ornamentation. First emerging in the decorative arts, the rococo emphasized pastel colors, sinuous curves, and patterns based on flowers, vines, and shells. Painters turned to the sensual surface delights of color and light, and from weighty religious and historical subjects to more intimate scenes. The styles of representation range from the mildly stylized but naturalistic to the intensely fantastical, verging on the surreal. This style would soon give way to one that adhered to the austerity and democratic spirit of the revolutionaries at the end of the century. This original hand-colored engraving, ?Chameau de L?Asie. Faisant le Sel Ammoniac? from the collection of fifty-nine engravings from Jacques Charton?s, ?Collection de plantes etrangeres en fleurs, fruits, corail et coquillages? is a splendid example of the French decorative arts produced in Paris in 1784, just previous to the French Revolution.This engraving, most likely executed for porcelain designs, measures 17.5? x 11.25? and is in good condition with foxing and staining throughout, a small pencil mark of the left margin and light color runoff from being bound. This engraving shows a camel set among a whimsical backdrop with a tree, vegetation and small waterway. Deep roots as well as newly sprouting branches are illustrated throughout the engraving, which is vividly colored in rich greens, browns and blue.

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        A Narrative of the Captivity and Sufferings of Benjamin Gilbert and his Family, Who were surprised by the Indians, and taken from their farms, on the frontiers of Pennsylvania, in the spring, 1780

      Philadelphia: Joseph Cruikshank, 1784. 8vo. (8 3/8 x 5 1/4 inches). 96pp. Later three quarters red crushed morocco over mabled paper boards, by Bradstreet, spine with raised bands in six compartments, lettered in the second compartment, the others panelled and with a repeat decoration in gilt, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. First edition of a noted 18th century American Indian captivity narrative. Gilbert dictated his experiences to William Walton, who wrote this book. On June 25, 1780, a party of eleven Seneca Indians led by Rowland and John Montour (sons of the famous Catharine Montour), invaded frontier Pennsylvania settlements where the Gilbert homestead was located. The fifteen captives were bound with cords, their home was plundered and burned before their eyes, and they were taken to Fort Niagara, where they were divided among the Indians.Individual family members were redeemed by degrees, mostly at Fort Niagara, being sent first to Montreal and then home to Pennsylvania. "Extremely valuable for its account of Indian life" (Vail). Field 607; Evans 18497; Sabin 27348; Howes W80, "aa"; Ayer 301; Vail 718

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        Arctic Zoology. Vol. I. Introduction. Class I. Quadrupeds. [...Vol. II. Class II. Birds.]

      London: Printed by Henry Hughs, 1784-85. First Edition of a classic work on the natural history of the northern regions of America, Europe, and Asia by one of the outstanding naturalists of the eighteenth century. The greater portion of the work is devoted to the animal and bird life of North America, with sections on California, Nootka Sound, Alaska, Hudson's Bay, Baffin Island, the Newfoundland fishery, Labrador, Cape Breton and Nova Scotia, &c. Also included is an account of the progress of discovery along the west, north and east coasts of Canada. Pennant himself never visited the regions described, but relied on information derived from the accounts of explorers (Cook, Hearne, &c.), communications with other learned zoologists, including Peter Simon Pallas, ad on specimens supplied from various private collections, such as that of Mr. Andrew Graham of Hudson's Bay. The text is attractively illustrated with a series of fine engraved plates. As is often the case, the present set is offered without the separately published Supplement (1787). Arctic Bib. 13291. Cox II 20. Casey Wood p. 516 & Freeman 2963 (both incorrectly calling for 23 plates). JCB II 2992. Lada-Mocarski 38. Sabin 59757. TPL 573 (also without supplement). Wickersham 6822-23. cfLande 1389. 2 Volumes. 4to. pp. 5 p.l. (incl. list of plates), cc, [5]index, 185; 1 p.l., [187]-586, [12]index, [1 leaf]errata. 2 engraved title vignettes, 2 folding engraved linen-backed maps & 24 engraved plates (incl. frontis., 1 folding). An attractive set in early 19th century paneled russia by Winstanley of Manchester (ticket in both vols.), gilt inside dentelles, rebacked (light dampmark to inner margin at beginning of Vol. I, plates offset, occasional hint of foxing)

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        Vollständige und auf Erfahrung gegründete Beschreibung von allen sowohl bisher bekannten als auch einigen neuen Barometern [.]. Nebst einem Anhang seine Thermometer betreffend.

      Nürnberg u. Leipzig, Christ. Weigel und Adam Gottl. Schneider, 1784. - (18), 440, 53, (3) SS. Mit 6 gefalteten Kupfertafeln. Marmorierter Halblederband mit Rückenschildchen und reicher -vergoldung. Lesebändchen. 8vo. Erste Ausgabe des 1802 wiederaufgelegten Standardwerks zur Luftdruckmessung. Beschreibt u. a. auch Reisebaromemeter, meteorologische Beobachtungen und Höhenmessungen. - Titel und letzte Blätter etwas gebräunt, Vorderdeckel mit Spuren eines abgelösten Bibliotheksetiketts, sonst sauberes, dekorativ gebundenes Exemplar. Poggendorf I, 1439. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Army and Navy Gentleman's Companion, or a New and Complete Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Fencing;

      London: J. Murray,, 1784. Displaying the Intricacies of Small-sword Play; and Reducing the Art to the Most Easy & Familiar Principles by regular progressive Lessons. Illustrated by Mathematical Figures, and Adorned with elegant Engravings after paintings from Life, executed in the most masterly Manner representing every material Attitude of the Art. A New Edition Revised with a Glossary and Improvements. Quarto (256 × 206 mm) Nineteenth-century tree calf, black morocco labels, title and date at tail of spine, raised bands with dotted roll, compartments gilt with floral tools, double fillet panel to the boards, small sun tools at the corners, milled gilt edge roll, floral roll in blind to the turn-ins, all edges gilt. Allegorical frontispiece and 19 other plates, all but three folding. A little rubbed, corners through, joints just started at the head, tail of the spine a little chipped, small to a pull at the head of the spine. some offset from the frontispiece to the title page, and light self-offseting to the folding plates, light browning, but a very good copy. Extensively revised from the first edition of 1780, which had only 8 plates. McArthur served with distinction in the American War of Independence, during which "he was often stationed to observe signals, and was confronted with the many defects of the current system. In order to address them he prepared a revised signal book which Admiral Robert Digby issued …1782" (ODNB). He spent some time working on his signal scheme, and claimed to have been the developer of the set of signals known as Lord Howe's. In 1793 he was serving as secretary to Lord Hood as commander-in-chief in the Mediterranean, also acting as the admiral's interpreter and as the commissary-general for British forces in the theatre. He returned to the Mediterranean in Victory in 1796 as purser, but declined the opportunity to join Nelson in her in 1803 "as Lord Hood's accounts with the treasury were then pending before the auditors", but more likely because his literary career was beginning to take off. Following the publication of the present work when 25, he had produced his A Treatise of the Principles and Practice of Naval Courts-Martial in 1792, revised edition 1805 - "long the standard work on the subject" - and was one of the contributors to the Naval Chronicle. He is best known for his collaboration with James Stanier Clarke, editor of the Naval Chronicle, on the Life of Lord Nelson, 1809, "which set a new standard in the use of primary sources." Subscribers include John Hunt, who replaced McArthur as Hood's secretary; J. Schomberg, probably Isaac Schomberg, the naval historian; Col. Cosmo Gordon who was court-martialled for his conduct at Springfield, New Jersey in 1780; and Edmund Nagle, hero of the wars against the French, and later confidante of the Prince Regent; among the American subscribers is Thomas Wall of Maryland, founder of the Maryland Company of Comedians, the first permanent theatrical company in Baltimore, he also built the New Theatre, the first theatre in Baltimore. An excellent copy of this uncommon system of the fence, superbly illustrated with lively plates "del. ad viv." by McArthur and engraved by Newton.

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        Lettres persanes. nouvelle edition, augmentée de douze Lettres qui ne se trouvent point dans les précédentes; et suivie du Temple de Gnide.

      ?Londres? [but Paris], 1784 - A particularly nice copy of Montesquieu?s satire on French (especially Parisian) society in which the king, the absolute monarchy, the Parliament, the Academy, the University, and the Catholic church are all very transparently ridiculed. Purporting to be the correspondence of Persian travellers in Europe, the work expressed opinions far more cutting than was traditionally possible, since the views expressed purport to be those of Mohammedans. It was first printed in 1721, and appears here in this false ?Londres? imprint with Montesquieu?s early short erotic novel, Temple de Gnide. 2 vols., 16mo (120 × 70 mm.), pp. [iv], 316; [iv], 283, [v], some mispagination, but complete. Engraved portrait of the author. Contemporary mottled sheep, flat panelled spines gilt in compartments with stylised lyre tools, green and black morocco labels, all edges gilt. Old purple circular inkstamps of an Ostend friary to titles. A very pretty set [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Amsterdam: Chez J.F. Rosart, 1784.. [2],213pp. [bound with:] [Jay, John]: EXTRAIT DU JOURNAL DE LECTURE, No. XXXVII. LETTRE CIRCULAIRE DU CONGRÈS DES ÉTATS UNIS D'AMÉRIQUE A SES CONSTITUANTS. [Paris. 1779?]. [2],26pp. [with:] [French Drama]: LA PAIX DE 1782 OU LE BOWL DE PUNCH DE MASTER OLIVER DREAMER. London. 1782. 47pp. First two titles 12mo., third title octavo. Contemporary calf, gilt, spine gilt with floral design. Binding rubbed and worn, chipped at head of spine. Internally fine. These three titles, printed in French but produced throughout Europe, all touch on the American Revolution and its aftermath. Mably's work consists of four letters written to John Adams, then the American Minister to Holland, on the government, laws, and political divisions in the United States. One of the letters deals specifically with Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and Georgia. The second item is a circular letter from the Congress of the United States of America to their constituents on the subject of raising funds for the public debt, and is signed in print by John Jay, Sept. 13, 1779. Herein Jay outlines the fiscal state of the infant nation, in particular light of the growing war debt. In the United States the letter was ordered to be printed and distributed to the numerous parishes throughout the nation, to be read by the several ministers at the close of religious services. Jay implores the populace to maintain its resolve, and to be wary of insidious reports that the new government is failing. This French printing, likely produced to reassure the French shortly after they entered the Revolution on the American side, is extremely rare. OCLC locates only one copy, at the University of Pennsylvania. That copy, however, is printed in an octavo format, as opposed to the duodecimo format as in the present copy. The third title consists of a farcical French drama touching on the American Revolution. Mably: HOWES M5, "aa." SABIN 42923. Jay: SABIN 15515 (Philadelphia ed). OCLC 17381334. Drama: SABIN 58262.

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        Musical and Poetical Relicks of the Welsh Bards.. Bound with The Bardic Museum.. (2 Vols in 1)

      London: Edward Jones, 1784 Bound in custom brown buckram by Paul Delrue, title to spine in gilt to maroon leather label. Internally new black endpapers, Part 1-Musical and Poetical Relicks of the Welsh Bards Preserved By Tradition and authentic manuscripts from remote antiquity, etc, B&W frontis of the Welsh Bard by Loutherbourg, some light browning to titlepage, (6), 78 pp, (pages 45-78 music score), dedication is engraved. BOUND with The Bardic Museum or Primitive British Literature and other admirable rarities etc, (xx), 112 pp, (pages 61-112 music score), lacks frontis, has the MSS stating could be had of the author at the Office of Robes etc. the title is dated 1802.

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        THE WORKS OF JOHN FOTHERGILL, M. D. With Some Account of his Life

      London, Charles Dilly, 1784.. First quarto edition 1784 (originally published as an 8vo in 3 volumes, 1783-4). Edited wih a Life by J. C. Lettsom. 4to, approximately 295 x 230 mm, 11¾ x 9 inches, small oval portrait frontispiece by F. Bartolozzi after R. Livesay, 4 very nicely hand coloured botanical plates each with an uncoloured duplicate, 2 portraits plates of members of the Royal Society with whom Fothergill corresponded, a plate of a magnetical machine, a plate of plans of boxes for conveying plants by sea, another depicting an elevation of Ackworth School, and the last a medical plate of the Vesica Urinaria, pages [8], xcv, [1], 657, [3], bound in full tree calf with double ruled gilt border to covers, rebacked with original slightly chipped and slightly worn backstrip laid on with gilt bands and original gilt lettered morocco label, original marbled endpapers. Covers slightly scratched, corners worn, neat inscription dated 1927 to second endpaper, faint foxing to margins of frontispiece, occasional faint foxing chiefly to margins, tiny chip to 1 margin, very small piece missing from 2 lower corners, 1 colour plate and its black and white duplicate trimmed at fore-edge just shaving the title and one of the small drawings at the foot of the page, final black and white plate of bladder slightly browned. A very good clean tight copy. John Fothergill (1712 – 1780) was an English physician, plant collector, philanthropist and Quaker. Born in Yorkshire he trained as a physician at Edinburgh, achieving M.D. in 1736, and then studied at St Thomas' Hospital, London. He settled in London about 1740 where he gained an extensive practice. In 1745, he gave a brief lecture to the Royal Society of London, citing the work of a Scottish physician, William Tossach, which is the first known lecture on the practice of mouth-to-mouth ventilation. His pamphlet, Account of the Sore Throat attended with Ulcers (1748), contains one of the first descriptions of diphtheria in English, and was translated into several languages. He was a keen botanist and at Upton, near Stratford, he had an extensive botanical garden where he grew many rare plants obtained from various parts of the world. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1763. The editor of The Works claims this to be a complete collection of Fothergill's published writings included some posthumous essays and his correspondence with various learned physicians and others. 2 essays are in Latin followed by a translation, the majority are on medical matters: emetics, ruptured diaphragm, the putrid sore throat, cortex peruvianus in scrofulous disorders, cure of sciatica, cure of consumptions, angina pectoris, influenza, Ipecacuanha and the cure of fluxes etc. There are 4 essays on botanical plants, that on coffee and its history occupying 28 pages, and the editor has compiled a list of "stove and green-house plants" in the doctor's garden at Upton. There is also an essay on the North American Colonies written in 1765 (17 pages) and a letter to a friend on the school Fothergill intended to found at Ackworth in Yorkshire. The final essay written by Lettsom concerns the disease of the bladder from which Fothergill died including his own description of symptoms and treatment which Lettsom transcribed from his letters. John Coakley Lettsom (1744-1815) was also an English physician, Quaker, and abolitionist, born in the Virgin Islands. He founded the Medical Society of London in 1773, the oldest medical society in the United Kingdom and was its president for many years. A Catalogue of Printed Books in the Wellcome Historical Medical Library, Volume III, page 45; Bibliotheca Walleriana Volume I, 3146; Bibliotheca Osleriana, 2640. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        Le Concert agreable

      circa 1784. Engraving. Proof before title and publication details, state ii/iii. In excellent condition with the exception of two mended tears in the upper and lower margins. Image size: 13 7/8 x 16 7/8. 15 1/8 x 18 inches. 18 9/16 x 21 5/16 inches. A charming scene of an idyllic musical afternoon, by the famous miniature artist Nicolas Lavreince. This is a stunning proof impression of this beautiful print by Varin after Nicolas Lavreince. The scene depicts an elegantly dressed group enjoying a musical afternoon. The seated guitar player and standing woman with a mandolin (?) share an intense gaze. Lavreince (1737-1807) was a Swedish miniature painter who trained and worked in Paris until the onset of the Revolution when he returned to Stockholm. Lavreince's pleasant scene of carefree aristocrats enjoying a day in the country is perfectly translated into print by Varin. In its decorative subject and delicate execution "Le Concert agreeable" embodies the character of Rococo art. Le Blanc, Manuel de L'Amateur D'Estampes Vol. III, p. 94, No. 20 ii/ii; Portalis Et Beraldi, Les Graveurs Du Dix-Huitieme Siecle Vol. III, P. 610; Nevill, French Prints of the Eighteenth Century p. 167, No. 1 ii/iii

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        The Origin and Progress of Writing, as well Hieroglyphic as Elementary, illustrated by Engravings taken from Marbles, Manuscripts and Charters, Ancient and Modern. Also, some Account of the Origin and Progress of Printing

      31 engraved plates on 28 leaves (some folding, six printed or highlighted in color). vii, xxv, 235 pp. Large 4to, cont. mottled calf (a bit of rubbing to extremities), flat spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. London: printed for the Author; sold by T. Payne and Son, et al., 1784. First edition. The author's major work, the first English treatise on paleography; the last chapter deals with the origins of printing, which Astle traces to China. Astle was one of the leading antiquaries of his day, was engaged in the preparation of the catalogue of the Harleian manuscripts at the British Museum, and a notable collector of early books and manuscripts. A very fine and attractive copy. Not an uncommon book, but surely difficult to find in this sort of condition. Apparently lacks a half-title. ❧ Bigmore and Wyman I, 20. .

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        Delineatio Episcopatus Osnabrugensis olim jam ex conatibus Mascopii a Giga et Meuschenio postea emendatis in tabulis exhibita geographicis anno vero 1774 a Perill: L. B. de Busche et de Benoit ex dimensionibus suis descripta et novissime 1776 opera et studio Christiani Ludolphi Reinhold

      Altkolorierte Kupferstich-Karte nach Christian Ludolph Reinhold bei Tobias Conrad Lotter 1784. 58x48 cm. - Prinz, Osnabrück S. 302 - Interessante Karte nach der von Chr. L. Reinhold überarbeiteten Militärkarte von Georg Wilhelm von dem Bussche und François Chrétien de Benoit. Das Bistum Osnabrück ist eingeteilt in die Ämter Fürstenau, Vörden, Hunteburg, Wittlage, Grönenberg und Iburg. Unten links eingesetzt eine Karte des zu Osnabrück gehörenden Amtes Reckenberg, darüber eine Darstellung des Osnabrücker Schlosses und das Stadtwappen, das sechsspeichige Rad. Unter dem Kartenbild eine Panorama-Ansicht der Stadt (4,8 x 46,5 cm) von Westen. Mit Legende der verwendeten Zeichen unten rechts, oben links Anmerkungen zur Geographie und Verwaltung nach von dem Bussche, Möser und Lichtenberg. Unten links Papierabriss im weißen Rand ergänzt, 3 kl. Fehlstellen in alter geglätteter Faltung ergänzt, unten kurze Quetschfalte. Dekorative Karte in schönem Altkolorit.

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        Miscellanies Upon Various Subjects.

      London, for W. Ottridge, 1784. - (2), X, (4), 292, (4) SS. Mit gest. Frontispiz. Lederband der Zeit mit goldgepr. schwarzem Rückenschildchen (lädiert). 8vo. Dritte Ausgabe. - Sammelsurium zu Okkultismus, Magie, Spiritualismus, Aberglaube, Erscheinungen und Weissagung. - Einband stark berieben; Vorderdeckel lose; Titel mit Abklatsch vom Frontispiz. Coumont A71.3.

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        Compendium Latino - Hispanum utriusque Linguae veluti Lumen Petri de Salas. Accedunt Verba Sacra ex Adversariis Joannis Ludovici de la Cerda, diligenter excerpta, atque etiam nomina Hebraico - Latina ac Hispano sermoni reddita. Editio omnium certè castigatissima...repurgata opera ac studio Josephi a Carrasco

      Madrid: Matriti, ex Officina Joachimi de Ibarra, Typographi, Sumptibus Regiae Typographorum et Bibliopolarum Societatis, 1784. 4to.; 4 hs., 1212 pp. de texto a dos columnas (de 1216 pp., faltando las últimas paginas del texto de «Plurimae Voces Hebraeae» que empieza en la página 1203 y que solo llega hasta la letra N ). Encuadernación en pergamino, de la época. Un hito en la lexicografía hispana de finales del Siglo XVII, cuya primera edición apareció en 1688. Es particularmente relevante en el aspecto de la fraseología histórica, al recoger multitud de frases hechas, dicciones, locuciones, proverbios y sentencias de gran interés para la investigación.

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        Mémoires pour servir à la vie de Voltaire écrits par lui-même.Tangu et Félime.Epître sur les Jardins, l'Agriculture.Les Jardins de Betz.

      Desenne 1784 - In-8 ( 200x125 mm ) demi basane brune, dos lisse orné de filets et fers dorés, titre doré sur pièce de basane marron clair.- Mémoires pour servir à la vie de Voltaire écrits par lui-même. A Berlin, 1784. 80 pages.- De La HARPE. Tangu et Felime, Poëme en IV chants. Paris chez Pissot, sans date. 64 pages. 4 gravures hors-texte.- CERUTTI. MARNESIA, AM de. Epître en vers irréguliers sur les Jardins, l'Agriculture, les Assemblées privinciales, les Ministres, les Parlemens, la Tomérance, etc. Paris chez Désenne, 1790. 34 pages.- Le Fakir, Conte. A Constantinople de l'Imprimerie du Muphti, 1780. 24 pages.- CERUTTI. Les Jardins de Betz, Poème. A Paris chez Desenne, 1792. 69 pages. Anciens. Mélanges. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Nouvelle Carte des Decouvertes faites par des Vaisseaux Russiens aux Cótes Inconnues de l'Amerique Septentrionale avec les Pars Adjacents [...] a St. Petersbourg a l'Academie Imperiale des Sciences 1784

      Venice: Remondini, 1784. Map. Copper engraving, 50.5 x 68 cms, original hand-colour in outline, a light stain east of Japan, blank verso. Venetian map-makers and engravers Paolo and Francesco Santini (their precise relationship is uncertain but they were almost certainly related) are chiefly known for their Atlas Universel, which follows the work of leading contemporary map-makers such as D'Anville, Jaillot and Robert de Vaugondy. The plates were acquired by Remondini in 1781. Here they have appropriated the most recent edition of Muller’s map, which was first printed in St Petersburg 1758 to show the results of Bering’s Great Northern Expedition and revised in the wake of subsequent Russian voyages of discovery in the 1760s. Muller’s map introduced fictitious islands to the Bering Strait, but discarded some of Delisle’s more egregious misconceptions such as the Mer de l’Ouest (although an equally mythical ‘R. de l’Ouest’ leading from the west coast of America to Lake Winnipeg perpetuates the idea of a viable Northwest Passage).

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        Carte Reduite de l'Ile de Terre-Neuve

      Paris: Marechal de Castries, 1784. unbound. very good. Sea Chart. Engraving with modern hand coloring. Image measures 33.75" x 23.75". French edition based on the maps of James Cook from his third voyage 1776-9. Michael Lane was marine surveyor who was trained by Cook. Includes rhumb lines and depths as well as a table of landmarks and their coordinates. Minor staining along right margin.

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        The Death of Captain Cook

      London,: J. Webber, 1 January, 1784.. Engraving, 425 x 575 mm. (image size), with the caption; a little dusted and some very fine marginal tears, two neat paper repairs to image, but a fine, strong impression, mounted and framed. The rare first appearance of the Bartolozzi rendering of Webber's depiction of Cook's death. This is the largest version of the image, separately issued in January 1784.John Webber was one of the most accomplished of all of Cook's artists, and although not an eye-witness to Cook's death at Kealakekua Bay, it is scarcely surprising that on his return he painted his own version of the most famous event in the entire voyage. Indeed, he is known to have completed at least two versions, the first in watercolours and the second in oils. Although several different depictions of the scene in Hawaii were current, Webber's is perhaps the most famous version of the cataclysmic event. Reflecting the general opinion prevailing in published accounts of the voyage, the image, as Joppien and Smith argue, shows Cook as 'an innocent victim, killed in the act of pleading for peace'.This engraving was issued in 1784, closely based on the painting in oil. Francesco Bartolozzi was responsible for the figures in the engraving and William Byrne produced the landscape.Beddie, 2603; Joppien & Smith, 3.305A; Nan Kivell, p. 80.

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        The Royal Society Medal, in commemoration of Captain Cook

      Royal Society,, 1784.. Bronze medal, 43 mm. diameter; slight wear to both faces but a reasonable example. The Royal Society's formal memorial to the great navigator: one of 577 bronze medals struck. Fellows of the Royal Society were entitled to a free bronze medal, while silver and gold issues were available by subscription only.Beddie, 2795; Betts, American Colonial History Illustrated by Contemporary Medals, 553; Brown, British Historical Medals, 258; Klenman, The Faces of Captain Cook, K5; Marquess of Milford Haven, British Naval Medals, 374; Mira, Captain Cook: his coins & medals, pp. 35-7; Nan Kivell and Spence, p. 72.

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        Essai d'une théorie sur la structure des crystaux appliquée a plusiers genres de substances crystallisées

      Paris: Gogue & Nee de la Rochelle, 1784 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo. (192x120 mm). [8], 236 pp. Half-title, 8 folding engraved plates by Sellier after Fossier. Contemporary quarter calf, spine gilt. Somewhat browned and foxed, half title stronger). ---- Dibner 92; Horblit 47; Sparrow 93; Norman 1021-1022, Ward & Carozzi, Geology Emerging, 1984: no. 1020; Wilson, History of Mineral Collecting, 1994: 53-6. - FIRST EDITION of the work that laid the foundation for the mathematical theory of crystal structure. Often thought of as the founder of crystallography, Hauy proposed the idea of the crystal molecule and recognized that, based on the discontinuity principle, there are limited varieties of a crystal species. (Dibner). Haüy's first printed book, this work was instrumental in establishing a solid foundation on which modern theories of crystal structure rest. In it, Haüy brought together the advances in crystallography made by Romé de l'Isle, Bergman and others into a coherent structural theory, based on the structural unit, the "molecule constituante" (later renamed by him to "molecule integrante"). Haüy's model depicted crystals as built up out of these molecular units which were polyhedral in form. Haüy also theorized a common "nucleus" or "primitive form" for all crystals of the same "species." This primative form was often revealed by cleavage of a crystal symmetrically along its angles and edges. Haüy's theory of crystal structure changed little in its essentials during the remainder of his career, which went on for almost forty years after the publication of the Essai. (Mineralogical Record online Library)..

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        A Tour in Wales

      London: Benjamin White, 1784 2 vols complete, 1784, 52 pls, 3 eng tps. Two volumes in contemporary tree calf, corners and edges lightly bumped and worn, odd mark. Spines, both relaid, decorative gilt tooling, titles in gilt to maroon calf labels. Internally, bookplates of James Heywood to both fpds, hinges strengthened, board edges with gilt tooling. Vol 1, engraved titlepage, [10], [1], 2-488 pp, [8], index, 26 pls (9 folding, 2 portrait), 1 vignette. Vol 2, two engraved title pages, [2], (ii),[4], [1], 2-487, [8] index, 26 pls, 2 engraved tps, 4 vignettes, some offsetting, spotting and browning. Vol. 2 has an additional titlepage, engraved, reading: ’The journey to Snowdon’ with the imprint: London: printed by Henry Hughes, 1781. A nice copy of Pennant's three tours in Wales. (ESTC T213985. Lowndes 1823. Anderson 335. LibWalia 3928 & 32) Pennant, naturalist, traveller, and writer, whose accounts which he wrote of his journeys in Scotland, to London, and especially in North Wales, are among his best literary works. The first volume of his Tours in Wales was published in 1778, the second in 1781 (the first part under the title A Journey in Snowdonia ). An edition in three volumes, edited by (Sir) John Rhys, was published in 1883. See NLW WBO.

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        A New, Authentic, and Complete Account of Voyages Round the World

      London: Alex. Hogg, 1784. A very large(656pp) folio. Bound in 3/4 leather and marbled boards with raised bands. 80 part weekly series published by Hogg 1784-86 with List of Subscribers. All 157 plates including chart are present although some are out the order in the Instructions to Binder. 1/2" tear in leather across bottom of spine and a slight crack starting at front board and spine. Light(about the color of the lightest shades in the plates) damp staining mostly to first 50 and last 50 pages in lower outside corner(Usually about 1/2" x 3" into image---last two plates affected 8"x3". Estimate that less than 25% of plates affected. The chart has damp stains at across 2/3 of bottom, 1" into image. The majority of plates and text are unaffected and clean. A few small page and plate tape repairs. . First Edition. Full-Leather. Good +. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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        The New British Traveller;

      London, for Alexander Hogg,, 1784. Or, A Complete Modern Universal Display of Great-Britain And Ireland: Being A New, Complete, Accurate, And Extensive Tour Through England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, the Isles of Man, Wight, Scilly, Hebrides, Jersey, Sark, Guernsey, Alderney, And other Islands adjoining to and dependent on the Crown of Great-Britain ... Being really the result of An actual and late General Survey, accurately made by a Society of Gentleman ... And including a valuable Collection of Landscapes, Views, County-Maps, &c. ... Large folio (385 × 248 mm). Contemporary reversed calf, red morocco label, raised bands, covers with border in blind, red sprinkled edges. Engraved frontispiece by Thornton after Hamilton, 88 plates (mostly 2 views to a plate) and 23 maps (county maps mostly 4 to a plate), 2 folding. Spine polished smooth, edges just worn, tiny amount of worm affecting a few margins only, an excellent copy, fresh and clean. First Edition. The title-page attributes the work to George Augustus Walpoole, with assistance from David Wynne Evans (Wales), Alexander Burnet (Scotland) and Robert Conway (Ireland), but the suspicion is that the publisher invented these names. Alexander Hogg was one of the first to publish cheap "Paternoster Row numbers", popular works issued in weekly parts, the more expensive of them illustrated with copper engravings. This work was available in 60 parts. A later edition was published under the title: "The new and complete English traveller" in 1794. The national maps are by Thomas Kitchin. Some of the county maps are signed as being engraved by T. Conder; in the later reissue, Conder's name is added to all but two of them.

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        Portraits of Captain James King and Hawkesworth

      London,: Alex Hogg, n.d., but circa, 1784.. Pair of engraved portraits on single sheet, 240 x 380 mm; in good condition. Striking oval portraits of two men involved in the publication of Cook's voyages, from Anderson's Voyages of Captain Cook. Hawkesworth was of course the writer who published Cook's first voyage (Cook was among many who disliked the results)In 1771 John Hawkesworth (c.1720-1773) was appointed by Lord Sandwich, then first Lord of the Admiralty, to revise and publish Cook's voyages to the Pacific. This was issued in three volumes, quarto, and covers narrative edited from Cook's journals of his first voyage, plus the voyages of several of his predecessors in the Southern oceans. James King (1750-1784) was the astronomer recommended by Dr Thomas Hornsby to accompany Cook's third voyage. He was appointed to the Resolution as second lieutenant and reportedly was ashore taking sights at the time of Cook's death in 1779. Following Cook's death he helped lead the ships on the remainder of the voyage, also completing Cook's account of the voyage prior to his early death from tuberculosis.Nan Kivell and Spence, p. 141.

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        The Works of Henry Fielding. In ten volumes

      London - W. Strahan et al, 1784 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Scarce complete set of this edition of Henry Fielding's brilliantly humourous and satirical works. A New Edition. With an essay on the life and genius of the author, and to which is now added, The Fathers; or, The Good-natured Man. With a portrait plate, frontispieces to each volume, and one additional plate in volume VI. With armorial bookplates of Capt. JohnLornel to two front pastedowns. Complete in ten volumes. Henry Fielding (Sharpham, 22 April 1707 near Lisbon, 8 October 1754) was an English novelist and dramatist known for his rich earthy humour and satirical prowess, and as the author of the novel Tom Jones. Aside from his literary achievements, he has a significant place in the history of law-enforcement, having founded (with his half-brother John) what some have called London's first police force, the Bow Street Runners, using his authority as a magistrate. Fielding never stopped writing political satire and satires of current arts and letters. His Tragedy of Tragedies of Tom Thumb (for which Hogarth designed the frontispiece) was, for example, quite successful as a printed play. He also contributed a number of works to journals of the day. He wrote for Tory periodicals, usually under the name of Captain Hercules Vinegar. During the late 1730s and early 1740s Fielding continued to air his liberal and anti-Jacobite views in satirical articles and newspapers. Condition: Rebacked in calf with original boards. Externally sound, smart spines, rubbing and wear to the older leather. Internally, firmly bound. Remarkably bright for their age, but with light scattered spotting. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        A COMPLETE ILLUSTRATION OF THE CELESTIAL SCIENCE OF ASTROLOGY: Or, The Art Of Foretelling Future Events And Contingencies, By The Aspects, Positions, and Influences of the heavenly Bodies; Founded On Natural Philosophy, Scripture, Reason, and the

      Or, The Art Of Foretelling Future Events And Contingencies, By The Aspects, Positions, and Influences of the heavenly Bodies; Founded On Natural Philosophy, Scripture, Reason, and the and the Mathematics. Early edition, 1784-1788, In Four Parts: each part has a separate title page, Part I (general title) dated 1788, Part II dated 1784, Part III 1787 and Part IV 1788. 4to, approximately 275 x 210 mm, 10¾ x 8½ inches, frontispiece and 28 engraved plates, many astrological diagrams in the text, pages viii, (1), 14-1127, (3), lacks prelims ix-xii (missing from most copies we have located), there is a misnumbering of the pages so that page 28 is followed by a page numbered 39 but there is no loss of text, catch words correct. PAGES 943-946 MISSING, it is 1 gathering with no evidence of it being removed, probably a binder's error, page 1127 the first page of the index, is misnumbered page 1125, bound in old reverse calf, blind stamped rules and decoration to covers, raised bands to spine and gilt lettered red label. Binding worn, covers rubbed, scratched and marked, corners worn, head and tail of spine chipped and cracked, hinges partly cracked and cords showing, covers holding firmly, front inner paper hinge cracked, some old ink scribble and notes on endpapers, small brown stain to top corner of first title page, nd frontispiece, 2 tiny worm holes in upper margin from front endpaper to page 57, continuing as a single hole to page 91, 2 other tiny holes continue from endpaper to page 95 forming a small track in text but no loss of legibility, light soiling to many margins, lower corners thumbed throughout, 4 pages have some marginal brown staining just affecting text with no loss, occasional small stain to text, all still legible, a few pages lightly browned, small closed tear to fore-edge margin of 1 plate neatly repaired on reverse, another 55 mm (2¼ inches) to lower edge of 1 text page, neatly repaired with no loss, plate page 845 upside down, large very pale stain on plate of kings and queens of 16th century England, small pale stain to upper margin of 2 plates, chip to margin of plate of Armillary Sphere and 1 text page, 1 tiny ink spot and a few minute ink spots to Revolution of America plate. Text block tight and firm, a good working copy. Many copies of this book seem to be imperfect. The plate list on the final page calls for 30 plates, we are lacking the Head of Mr Whitchell (page 619), however a portrait appears at the centre of the plate entitled Speculum phenomenorum of G. Witchell at page 756 which is likely to be the same person (on this plate he is labelled Mr George Wichell). One plate is misplaced. Many plates show horoscopes of contemporary and historical figures with their portraits at the centre, an allegorical horoscopic plate accompanies a discussion of the American Revolution (pages 1051-1055) depicting George Washington, an American Indian, Justice and an Angel with the horoscope dated 1776. There is a portrait of Sibly, the nativity, a plate of eclipses, a laboratory, Edward Kelly a Magician raising up a spirit. The plates are engraved by James Roberts and Ames, some after drawings by Sibly. Part II contains 'the doctrine of nativities, and the art of resolving horary questions; together with a collection of nativities of the most eminent and remarkable persons, twins, dwarfs, giants, &c.'; Part III: 'the meteorological part of uranology; with certain rules for prejudging the Revolutions of every part of the habitual world. General effects of great conjunctions, eclipses, tides, and weather, for any number of years to come. The whole illustrated by a figure of the sun's ingress into the signe Aries; and by a Revolutional figure of the commencement of the American Empire; Part IV: 'the distinction between astrology, and the wicked practice of exorcism. With a general display of witchcraft, magic, and divination, founded upon the existence of spirits good and bad, and their affinity with the affairs of this world' (title pages). Ebenezer Sibly (circa 1749 - circa 1800) studied surgery in London, and in 1792 graduated M.D. from King's College, Aberdeen. Parts I and II of our book were first published in 1784 under the title A New and Complete Illustration of the Celestial Science of Astrology and contained prelim pages ix-xii which were dropped from later editions. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean

      London,: John Stockdale, Scatcherd and Whitaker, John Fielding and John Hardy., 1784.. Octavo, four volumes, with a portrait frontispiece, large folding chart and a total of 49 plates; occasional moderate foxing, touch of worming affects preliminary leaves of one volume, overall a very good set in recent mottled calf, spine gilt with raised bands. A handsomely bound set of the first octavo edition derived from the official account of Cook's third voyage.Appearing shortly after the publication of the full quarto edition, this was the first account of to reach the wider public eager for details of Captain Cook's death in Hawaii. In keeping with the popular demand for an engaging narrative, the text was abridged omitting some technical and navigation details. Free from cumbersome passages, this edition reads more like an adventure than the official quarto edition.Likewise, the plates have been re-engraved for the smaller format. Aside from the large chart accompanying the first volume showing the progress of the expedition the two folding plates are noteworthy. The first depicts the death of Cook and was engraved after the original by Dodd. It ignominiously depicts the last moments of the great navigator, here shown lying face down and clutching the shore whilst dragged by the calves by a Hawaiian warrior in a tapa cape. The second folding plate is a map of the Hawaiian Islands, with a separate and most engaging chart of Karakakooa Bay marked with soundings, details of native villages and areas under cultivation - and the location 'Here Capt. Cook was killed' duly noted. From the collection of Robert Edwards.Beddie, 1545; Forbes, 'Hawaiian National Bibliography', 69; Hill, 362.

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        A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean; Undertaken by the Command of his Majesty, for Making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere

      J Stockdale, Scatcherd and Whitaker, John Fielding and John Hardy 4 volumes: xii+370 pages with frontispiece, foldout map and 17 plates; xii+359 pages and 14 plates; xii400 pages 16 plates (one folding) and 1 folding map;xii+310+[6 ad] pages with 4 plates and index. Octavo (8" x 5 1/4") issued in full leather with raised spine bands and gilt lettering to spine. (Beddie:1784) Abridged edition.This a copious, comprehensive and satisfactory abridgement of the third voyage written by Captain J Cook and Captain J King.In the course of his first two voyages, Cook circumnavigated the globe twice, sailed extensively into the Antarctic, and charted coastlines from Newfoundland to New Zealand. Following these achievements, Cook's third voyage was organized to seek an efficient route from England to southern and eastern Asia that would not entail rounding the Cape of Good Hope. The search for such a Northwest (or Northeast) Passage had been on the agenda of northern European mariners and merchants since the beginning of European expansion in the late fifteenth century. England's growing economic and colonial interests in India in the later eighteenth century provided the stimulus for the latest exploration for this route. Cook, again in command of the Resolution, was to approach the Northwest Passage from the Pacific accompanied by a second ship, the Discovery, captained by Charles Clerke. The ships left England separately, regrouped at Cape Town, and continued on to Tasmania, New Zealand, and Tahiti. The expedition then sailed north and made landfall at Christmas Island and the Hawaiian Islands. Cook continued northward and charted the west coast of North America from Northern California as far as the Bering Strait. He returned to Hawaii for the winter and was killed in a skirmish with natives on February 14, 1779. Upon Cook's death, Clerke took command of the expedition but died six months later. The ships returned to England in 1780 under John Gore, who had commanded the Discovery after Cook's death. From start to finish, the voyage had lasted more than four years. Condition:Large folding map is bound upside down. spines renewed with original labels tipped onto spine, corners chipped and worn, volume four lacks last index leaf and subscriber's leaf through "J". All maps and plates present as called for. Over all a good to very good set.

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        Neue Sammlung geographisch-historisch-statistischer Schriften

      Weißenburg und Schwabach, Jacobi und Mizler, 1784 - 1790.. 12 Bände der Reihe. Karton d. Zt. Seltenes geographisches Werk. - Vorhanden: I/2-3, II/2-3, III-VII, VIII/2 (Register Bd. I-IV), IX und X. - Die Bde. I/2-3 und II/2-3 nur mit dem Stücktitel, Bd. VIII/2 mit dem Gesamttitel. - Die Einbände, besonder an den Rücken stark lädiert, ein Vorderdeckel zur Hälfte abgerissen. Tls. etw. gebräunt und stellenw. leicht fleckig.

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        PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL ESSAYS: Translated from the Original Edmund Cullen, M.D....To which are added Notes and Illustrations, by the Translator

      London, J. Murray, 1784.. 2 volumes, complete set, FIRST EDITION 1784, 8vo, approximately 220 x 130 mm, 8½ x 5¼ inches, 2 folding tables and 4 folding engraved plates, pages: xl, 1-464; xv, (1), 1-518, bound in modern full calf, decorative blind panelling to covers, gilt raised bands to spine, gilt rules and gilt decoration in compartments, contrasting gilt lettered labels (Physical misspelt Phisical), new marbled endpapers. Faint browning to edges of title pages, small light ink smudge to 2 pages, other wise text clean throughout, light browning to 1 folding table, 2 plates faintly browned, 1 with brown staining on upper half of all 3 panels, 1 slightly misfolded. A very good set of the scarce first edition. Chapters include: aerial acid, analysis of waters, the waters of Upsal, the acidulous spring in the parish of Denmark, sea-water, the artificial preparation of cold and of hot medicated waters, the acid of sugar, the preparation of alum, antimoniated tartar, magnesia, the forms of crystals, particularly spathaceous, siliceous earth, the hydrophanous stone, the earth of gems, the turmalin stone, fulminating calx of gold, platina, the white ores of iron, nickel, arsenic, the ores of zinc, metallic precipitates, the art of assaying in the humid way, the blow-pipe and its use. A third volume was published in Edinburgh in 1791 by G. Mudie & J. & J. Fairbairn. The three volumes are seldom found together as first editions. Torbern Bergman (1735-1784) was a Swedish chemist who is most notably recognized for his 1775 Dissertation on Elective Attractions, containing the largest chemical affinity tables ever published. He was a prolific scientist, working in physics, mathematics, and physical geography as well as chemistry. After graduating with a master's degree in 1758, he became professor of mathematics at Uppsala in 1761 and later was a professor of chemistry as well as pharmacology. Sotheran, Bibliotheca Chemico-Mathematica, Volume I, page 18, 341; John Ferguson, Bibliotheca Chemica, Volume 1, pages 98-99; A catalogue of Printed Books in the Wellcombe Historical Medical Library, Volume 2, page 149; The Haskell F. Norman Library of Science and Medicine, Part 2, page 41. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        [A View of the Town and Harbour of St Peter and St Paul, in Kamtschatka]

      London,: circa, 1784.. Engraving, 253 x 533 mm. to plate mark, paper size 290 x 540 mm.; a little light old creasing at right side; in fine condition. Rare proof impression of one of the most atmospheric views made by Webber to illustrate Cook's third voyage.Webber's wonderful panorama of St Peter and St Paul, with Cook's ships at anchor in Avacha Bay, would later appear as plate 74 in the atlas to the official account of the third voyage. His image of the small Kamchatkan settlement with its inhabitants fishing in front of their distinctive dwellings, all in an untouched landscape with wooded coastline and distant snow-covered mountains, gives an arcadian vision of the place wildly at variance with what it would become: modern Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, now a major commercial port and the home of Russia's nuclear submarine fleet. It was at St Peter and St Paul that the battered vessels called in mid-1779, and here too that Major Behm agreed to take the news of Cook's death overland to St. Petersburg.This is an early state of the print, before letters. The temporary credits here scratched into the plate are differently worded to the final version that would appear in the publication: here there is no caption identifying the view and the image is identified as "Drawn from Nature by J. Webber" and "Engraved by B.T. Pouncy". In the finished version these would be differently expressed as "J. Webber del." and "B.T. Pouncy sc.". The proof engraving is printed on a noticeably different paper and its inking is distinctly finer than the examples of the finished version with which we have compared it. The result is a greater tonal quality.Joppien and Smith discuss the Kamchatkan visit at some length in both text and catalogue volumes of their study of the art of Cook's third voyage. In their description of the related watercolour view now in the Dixson Library in Sydney they note that the original version has probably been lost and that the Dixson watercolour is probably related to the engraving process. The drawings of Kamchatkan natives and of the interior of one of the huts recently offered for sale by ourselves were all related to this visit made by Cook's ships to St Peter and St Paul.This is a desirable and rare version of one of Webber's most successful images from Cook's third voyage.Joppien & Smith, 3.328A (finished engraving).

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      Dublin: H. Chamberlaine, et. al, 1784. First Edition. Full Leather. Very Good binding. Octavo. [8], [i]-xcviii, [1]- 421; [14], [1]-549; [12], [1]-559. Full bound in early 19th century marbled sheep with red morocco title and owner label on the spines; volume numbers and simple ruling in gold on the spine; frontispiece, title page and front free endpaper are lacking from Volume I, the title has been supplied in facsimile; folding table is present at the end of Volume III; scattered foxing and toning, heavy at times, but largely a clean set; previous owner name on title page of each volume; general shelfwear, but the books present well; if issued with maps or charts they were never bound in; digital images can be made available upon request. Very Good binding.

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        A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean; Undertaken by Command of his Majesty, for Making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere... In the Years 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779, and 1780: 4 Volumes

      John Stockdale, 1784-01-01. Hardcover. Good. 4 volume set. 22 cm. 8vo. Contemporary leather binding with red morocco spine labels. Spine ends chipped, joints cracked or starting. Clean, unmarked pages. Engraved portrait of Cook. xii, 370; xii, 359; xii, 400; xii, 310 + [35] index [24] subscribers pp. 48 engraved plates; 2 folding maps. Provenance: Armorial bookplates of R. Wright. <br><br>Abridged account of Cook&#39;s third voyage, " preferred by some readers because, the nautical and technical parts having been deleted, the work reads more like an adventure"--Hill 362. Beddie 1551; Forbes 69.

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        Survey and Town Plan of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

      Pittsburgh, 1784. THE ONLY SURVIVING ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT OF THE FIRST PLAN OF THE CITY OF PITTSBURGH Pen and ink on parchment Sheet size: 13 ½" x 17 ¼" Provenance: Senator James Ross (1762-1847); Private collection, Pittsburgh. References: John Melish, Travels through the United States of America in the Years 1806-07 (Philadelphia, 1812) 54; John W. Reps, The Making of Urban America (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1965) 204-206; ibid., Town Planning in Frontier America (Columbia & London: University of Missouri Press, 1980) 181; Bruce Buvinger, Origin, Development, and Persistence of Street Patterns in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh, 1972). This remarkable document is the only available original manuscript of the first survey and town plan of Pittsburgh and stands as the Penns&#39; charter of Pittsburgh. Every deed issued by Penns&#39; Philadelphia Land Office referred to it and all subsequent real estate ownership in Pittsburgh&#39;s "Triangle" is based on this document. .

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        Beschreibung der Versuche mit den aerostatischen Maschinen der Herren von Montgolfier nebst verschiedenen zu dieser Materie gehörigen Abhandlungen. Aus dem Französischen übersetzt (von Johann Samuel Traugott Gehler)

      Leipzig, Weidmann 1784. 22 cm. 34, 268 Seiten mit gestochenem Frontispiz und 7 ausfaltbaren Kupfertafeln von Endner und 3 gefalteten Tabellen. Festeinband, Halbpergamenteinband der Zeit mit Rückenschild, Deckel mit Kleisterpapier bezogen - Brug Nr. 64 - Leichter als Luft Nr. 19 - Brockett 4379 (vgl.) - NDB VI, 135 (Gehler) - Zweite deutsche Ausgabe von "Description des expériences de la machine aérostatique des MM. de Montgolfier et de celles auxquelles cette découverte a donné lieu". Diese Ausgabe enthält Ergänzungen des Übersetzers über die ersten Luftreisen, die von Pilatre de Rozier, Marquis d&#39;Arlandes, Charles und Robert unternommen worden sind (Vorrede des Übersetzers). Der erste authentische Bericht über die Arbeiten der Brüder Montgolfiere und ihren Ballonaufstieg am 19. September 1783 nach einem vorangegangenen Versuch zu Annonay vom 5. Juni 1783, "auf welchen Tag das eigentliche Datum dieser schönen Entedckung zu setzen ist" (Einleitung des Verfassers). "Er ist die erste ernsthafte Abhandlung über die Ballonschifffahrt als praktisch durchgeführte Möglichkeit" (Carter-Muir 423). Der Naturwissenschaftler Faujas de Saint Fond (1745 - 1819) war Förderer und Geldgeber der Montgolfiers. Die Kupfer zeigen unter anderem den ersten Ballonstart, Füllung eines Ballons mit Heißluft, Montgolfiere-Ballon im Flug, Lanas Entwurf eines Luftschiffs. Die Tabellen enthalten Vergleichszahlen über Größe und Flugbewegungen verschiedener Ballontypen. Einband stellenweise fingerfleckig, Deckelbezug Schabspuren, vereinzelt Stockflecken, Signatur des 19. Jahrhunderts im Innendeckel -

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        Clavis Homerica: Sive, Lexicon Vocabulorum Omnium, Quae Continentur in Homeri Iliade Et Potissimâ Parte Odyssææ. Cum Brevi De Dialectis Appendice. Nec Non Mich. Apostolii Proverbiis Græco-Latinis Accessere Etiam Huic Postremæ Editioni Varia Elogia Seu Testimonia De Homero, Ex Diversis Auctoribus, Tum Antiquis, Tum Neotericis Collecta. Hanc Præterea Editionem Pluribus in Locis Auxit, Non Pauca Emendavit, Atque Scholis Utiliorem Reddidit Samuel Patrick ...

      Londoni; Ex-Officina J. Nichols. Impensis J. F. & C. Rivington &c., 1784. 2nd Edition(?). Based on the Clavis Homerica of George Perkins (1636) . Subjects: Homer--Language--Glossaries, etc. -- Greek language--Dialects--Proverbs, Greek--Early works to 1800. Finely bound in polished aniline calf over marble boards, Raised bands with a red morocco title label. An exceptional copy internally and externall. Highly uncommon in such positive condition.

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        Exposition exacte ou tableaux anatomiques en taillès-douces des différentes parties du corps humain

      Etienne Charpentier, 1784. Hardcover. Tall folio (385 mm.). The entire book, including the text, was printed from engraved copper plates &#150; 60 plates (an illustrated title page plate, 29 anatomical plates and 30 calligraphic letterpress plates). Bound in a contemporary or near contemporary binding with calf spine and decorative paste paper boards - rubbed, edges shelf worn, old ink stain on rear cover. Both the upper portion of the spine and the tail cap are carefully restored. Board corners are neatly repaired. Interior is very clean with an occasional miniscule spot of marginal foxing. Francois-Michel Disdier (1708-1781) was a professor of surgery and a drawing master at the Academy of Painting in Paris. His &#147;Tableaux anatomiques,&#148; a deluxe anatomy book for physicians, was first published in 1758. Many of the plates were done by Crepy and Charpentier &#150; some after the style of Vesalius and others following Eustachi. The engraved title page, designed by François Bouchet, depicts students in an anatomy class studying a cadaver. The whole scene is framed in ornate baroque style. [Blake NLM, p. 122; Heirs of Hippocrates 894 &#150; listing 1778 edition; Hirsch II, p. 190].

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      [N.p. 1784].. [1],286,[3] leaves, with 46 lines per page. Folio. Contemporary limp vellum with pigskin ties, spine lettered. Minor wear. Internally clean. In a highly- legible scribal hand. Near fine. In a brown morocco box, spine gilt. A rare and important manuscript about the conquest of New Granada, present-day Colombia and Venezuela. Friar Pedro Simón (1574-1628) was a Franciscan missionary and the first chronicler and historian of the region. Simón&#39;s work is based on his own experiences from his departure from Spain in 1604 until his death, in addition to which he added accounts he heard from other settlers in the region. It surveys the story of discovery and conquest by the Spanish, the foundation of cities such as Santa Marta, Tunja, Velez, and Saboya, and the reorganization of lands. He also deals with the anthropological, social, linguistic, and religious aspects of the societies he describes, for example Bogota: "each village was named after an Indian chief that ruled it, nowadays or in the past [...] the chief was called Bogóte Bsaque, a name that all Indian chiefs had when they inherited that Supreme Dominion, as in Egypt all kings were called Pharaoh and then Ptolemy". Unlike many authors of the period, he seems to have worked hard to create a balanced narrative; he declares in the prologue to the third part that the point of history was the ability to tell "truth without flattery or silence." Only the first part of the NOTICIAS HISTORIALES... was published in Cuenca in 1626-27, a remarkably rare book. The two other parts remained unpublished until the second part was published in Bogota in 1891. The present manuscript copy had been made in 1784 at the request of Don Josef Antonio Ricauxte, lawyer and prosecutor of the Real Audiencia of the kingdom of New Granada, based on the original manuscript kept by the convent San Francisco in Santa Fe (Bogota). The manuscript is comprised of seven sections, each divided into chapters. It is full of diverse information. The beginning of the first section is dedicated to the Spanish conquistador Rodrigo de Bastidas and to his second trip to the New World in 1499. The second section has information about the "rites, religion, ceremonies, habits and wars of Indians." In this section, he writes that before a battle, a chief "asked a thousand questions to those who had spread the news, what kind of people the Spanish were, how many of them, what bodies, what faces, what they wore, what they and their horses ate...." This is followed by an account of the conquest of Chibcha by Gonzalo Jimenez de Quesada, between 1536 and 1541. The history of the "Provincias del Dorado" opens the third section, while the list of soldiers who stayed on in New Granada when Jimenez de Quesada returned to Spain closes it. The focus of the rest of the manuscript is on the conquest of the lands in the southern part of New Granada. A highly important manuscript, evidently the only surviving manuscript copy, of this key history of modern- day Columbia and Venezuela.

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        Nouvel Atlas Portatif destine principalement pour l&#39;instruction de la Jeunesse

      Paris: Delamarche, 1784. Third. hardcover. very good. Illustrated with 52 fine double page copper plate maps with original hand outline color, plus a plate numbered 47(2). 7 pp. including table of contents. Beautifully engraved title page, has paper label torn off, and a stamp underneath. 4to (11.5" x 9.75"), minor scuffing to original marble board binding, with gilt and leather spine in 7 compartments. Many maps have paper and glue residue in margin (from early tab inserts?). Paris: 1784. Great atlas including four world maps and several of the Americas (with a particularly nice map of Mexico) Europe, the Holy Land, Africa and Asia.

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        BIBLIOGRAPHY OF AUSTRALIA. Facsimile edition, in 7 volumes.

      - Volume One: 1784-1830. Pp. viii+xii+[ii]+540, 32 plates, index; Volume Two: 1831-1838. Pp. viii+x+[ii]+568, 39 plates, addenda, index; Volume Three: 1839-1845. Pp. viii+xii+[ii]+632, 37 plates, addenda, index; Volume Four: 1846-1850. Pp. viii+xii+[ii]+734(last colophon), 38 plates, addenda, corrigenda, index; Volume Five: 1851-1900, A-G. Pp. viii+xiv+1146, 36 plates; Volume Six: 1851-1900, H-P. Pp. viii+viii+1142(last blank), 37 plates; Volume Seven: 1851-1900, Q-Z. Pp. viii+xii+1076(last blank), 37 plates; all volumes roy. 8vo; boards occasionally a trifle marked, a couple of corners faintly bruised; dust wrappers, a couple slightly soiled, most backstrips lightly faded, edges rubbed, with a few tiny splits or chips; small inked number on lower pastedowns, two leaves slightly creased and torn near front of Volume 3, a couple of outer leaves faintly creased Volume 6; National Library of Australia, Canberra, 1975-77. *With the Supplementary Locations List loosely inserted in Volumes I & II. A final volume (Addenda to Volumes I to IV) was later published separately. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ipecacuanha. Cette plante nait dnas le Bresil sur les mines d?or l?on némploye a la cueillir que des homes condamnez aux mines (Ipecacuanha, plant from Brazil)

      In the early 18th century, France turned away from imperial aspirations to focus on more personal and pleasurable pursuits. As political life and private morals relaxed, the change was mirrored by a new style in art, one that was more intimate, and decorative.Louis XIV's desire to glorify his dignity and the magnificence of France had been well served by the monumental and formal qualities of most seventeenth-century French art. But members of the succeeding court began to decorate their elegant homes in a lighter, more delicate manner. This new style has been known since the last century as "rococo," from the French word, rocaille, for rock and shell garden ornamentation. First emerging in the decorative arts, the rococo emphasized pastel colors, sinuous curves, and patterns based on flowers, vines, and shells. Painters turned to the sensual surface delights of color and light, and from weighty religious and historical subjects to more intimate scenes. The styles of representation range from the mildly stylized but naturalistic to the intensely fantastical, verging on the surreal. This style would soon give way to one that adhered to the austerity and democratic spirit of the revolutionaries at the end of the century.This original hand-colored engraving, ?Ipecacuanha. Cette plante nait dnas le Bresil sur les mines d?or l?on némploye a la cueillir que des homes condamnez aux mines? from the collection of fifty-nine engravings from Jacques Charton?s, ?Collection de plantes etrangeres en fleurs, fruits, corail et coquillages? is a splendid example of the French decorative arts produced in Paris in 1784, just previous to the French Revolution. This engraving, most likely executed for porcelain designs, measures 17.25? x 11.25? and is in very good condition with faint staining around the margins. This engraving shows the ipecacuanha plant, a flowering plant in the madder family, the roots of which are used to make syrup of ipecac, a powerful emetic. This lively engraving is vibrantly colored with rich green leaves, brown roots and deep grey-black berries.

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      London: Strahan. Good with no dust jacket. 1784. Fifth Edition. Hardcover. Folio 17 x 10.5 x 7"; A DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE: IN WHICH THE WORDS ARE DEDUCED FROM THEIR ORIGINALS, AND ILLUSTRATED IN THEIR DIFFERENT SIGNIFICATIONS BY EXAMPLES FROM THE BEST WRITERS...THE FIFTH EDITION. LONDON [ct in 2 vols]. So stated Fifth Edition. Folio (427 x 254mm. ) , vol.1: [46]pp. (including title, preface, History of the English Language, Grammar of the English Tongue, Advertisement to the Fourth edition) , (General Dictionary: ) 2B-2K2, L-13A2 , unpaginated; vol.2: [2]pp. (title) , (General Dictionary: ) 15A-31D2, [*]2, unpaginated, titles in red and black, woodcut tail-pieces, weight is 34 pounds. Bound in contemporary calf with black morocco spine labels, worn, covers detached. Contents generally VG. Ownersip marks of James salmons 1823. .

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        Description et usage d'un cabinet de physique experimentale.

      Chez Gueffier 1784 - - Chez Gueffier, A Paris _1784, 2 tomes en 2 Vol. in 8 (12,5x20,3cm), (4) xvj, 396pp. (23Pl.) et (4) 474pp. (2) (28Pl.), relié. - Seconde édition, illustrée de 51 planches dépliantes (23 pour le tome I et 28 pour le second, en fin de volumes) sur papier fort. Plein veau blond glacé d'époque. Dos à nerf orné. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Tomaisons dorés et frottées. Frottements divers. Deux coins émoussés. Bon exemplaire, frais. Pédagogue et démonstrateur extraordinaire, Sigaud de la Fond suit très tôt les cours de l'abbé Nollet (non moins célèbre pour ses expérimentations en physique et en électricité) auquel il succédera, et se constitue rapidement un cabinet de physique expérimentale. Ses expérimentations sont multiples et s'engagent dans de nombreux domaines, l'électricité, mais aussi le phosphore, la recette du dentifrice, la médecine. Avec le temps, il se consacrera plus amplement à son cabinet de physique et à ses expérimentations, même s'il conservera une activité enseignante admirée partout en Europe. Livres à Figures (4) xvj, 396pp. (23Pl.) et (4) 474pp. (2) (28Pl.) . La Librairie Le Feu Follet offre aux clients AbeBooks 10% de réduction ainsi que les frais de port vers la France métropolitaine sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 1495 EUR. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean

      Dublin: , 1784. Undertaken By The Command Of His Majesty, for Making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere &#133;Performed under the Direction of Captains Cook, Clerke, and Gore, In His Majesty&#39;s Ships the Resolution and Discovery. In the Years 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779, and 1780. 3 volumes octavo (206 × 118 mm) contemporary streaked calf, red and green labels to the spines, flat spines densely gilt with a repeated cinquefoil and ribbon motif, rebacked with the original spines laid down. Portrait frontispiece, 2 folding maps, 24 folding charts and plates, folding language comparison table. Contemporary armorial bookplates of Standish Grady of Grange, Co. Limerick, to front pastedowns. A little rubbed, one folding plate repaired, some light browning, but a highly attractive set. First Dublin edition of Cook&#39;s fatal third voyage, another attempt to find a north-west passage, during which he "discovered" Oahu and Kauai at the western end of the Hawaiian Islands, and, more importantly, "depicted accurately for the first time the north-west coast of America, leaving no major discoveries for his successors. In addition the scientific discoveries in the fields of natural history and ethnology were considerable and the drawings made by the artists were of great significance. There are numerous statues and monuments to Cook in many parts of the world &#133; but the best memorial to him is the present-day map of the Pacific, which he did so much to shape" (ODNB). The voyage culminated in tragedy with Cook&#39;s death in a meaningless skirmish on a Hawaiian beach, but the Hawaiian survey was completed in spite of this. Clerke then sailed once more for the Arctic in an unsuccessful attempt to complete Cook&#39;s instructions, in spite of the fact that he was dying of tuberculosis. Clerke died in sight of Kamchatka and it was left to John Gore to bring the expedition safely back to England. +

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      Dublin. 1784.. Three volumes. [8],xcviii,421; [14],549; [11],559pp., plus frontispiece portrait, eighteen folding maps and charts, seven folding plates, and folding table. Contemporary calf, spines gilt, leather labels. Extremities lightly worn, slight wear to spine end and hinges, but a very good set. First Dublin edition of the official account of Cook&#39;s third and final voyage, including text on the exploration of Hawaii and the west coasts of America, Canada, and Alaska. The third voyage was undertaken to continue the British survey of the Pacific, but most particularly to search for a northwest passage from the western side. Sailing in 1776, the expedition called at Kerguelen Island, Tasmania, New Zealand, and the Cook, Tonga, and Society islands, then sailed north and discovered Christmas Island and the Hawaiian Islands. They then thoroughly explored and charted the Northwest Coast from the Bering Straits along the coast of Alaska and Canada, as far south as present northern California. Returning to Hawaii in 1778, the expedition was at first received warmly; but after departing and being forced to return to repair a mast, trouble developed which led to a tragic series of events in which the great navigator was killed. However, the expedition pressed on under Clerke and then Gore, and explored the coasts of Siberia and Kamchatka before returning to England in 1780. Forbes calls this work "arguably the single most important book on the Hawaiian islands." The Dublin edition was issued both with and without the plates; this copy is the issue with the plates, which is considerably more desirable and difficult to come by. HOWES C729a. SABIN 16250. BEDDIE 1546. London edition: HILL 361. FORBES 62. LADA-MOCARSKI 37.

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        A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean

      London,: Stockdale, Scatcherd and Whitaker, and others, 1784-, 1785.. Four volumes, octavo, with two folding maps and 49 plates, intermittent foxing, title-page of first volume thumbed, a few spots through the text yet a very good set in a smart modern binding of polished half-calf with gilt labels, with the often discarded half-titles present. First octavo edition of the third voyage account, with a large chart of the world as discovered by Captain Cook, and a finely engraved folding map of the Hawaiian Islands. Intense public interest in the fabulous discoveries of the third voyage and widespread consternation over the death of England's beloved mariner resulted in copies of the quarto edition selling out quickly; within a year quarto sets were changing hands at outrageous prices. This demand prompted two London octavo editions of 1784-1785, including this set printed for John Stockdale and a group of entrepreneurial publishers. The list of subscribers is considerable, indicating the fervent public interest and a modest price considerably reduced from that of the expensive quarto edition.In addition to the two impressive maps, the set features 49 plates newly engraved after the illustrations from the quarto atlas, including classic studies of the native inhabitants of Kamschatka and the Northwest coast of North America engraved after the original studies by John Webber.This edition was originally issued in weekly parts with printed wrappers; half-titles for this edition seem to be usually absent, this set includes those for volumes 2 to 4 (none is called for in volume 1).Beddie, 1545; Forbes, 'Hawaiian National Bibliography', 69; Sabin, 16251.

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      London: Bathurst, Strahan, Collins et al, 1784. Seventeen volumes uniformly bound. All volumes rebacked with red and green leather labels, gilt and blind-stamped designs, date at bottom of spine. The first volume is "The Life of the Rev. Dr. Swift" by Sheridan, with a frontispiece engraving of Swift. . Quite a nice-looking set. Swift (1667-1745) was an Irish writer,satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer, poet, and cleric! He is best known for works such as "Gulliver&#39;s Travels" and "A Tale of a Tub". . New Edition. Full Mottled Calf. Light Edge Wear/No Jacket. Octavo.

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        A Plan of the Surprise of Stoney Point, by a Detachment of the American Army, commanded by Brigr. Genl. Wayne, on 15th July, 1779. Also of the Works erected on Verplanks Point, for the Defence of Kings Ferry, by the British Forces in July, 1779, from the Surveys of Wm. Simpson Lt. 17th Rt. and D. Campbell Lt. 42d Rt. by John Hills Lt. 23d Regt. & Asst. Engr

      London: printed for Wm. Faden, March 1st 1784. Hand-coloured copper- engraved map. Sheet size: 21 x 28 1/2 inches. Some soiling and repaired tears to old fold. "This splendid battle plan is the only battle plan of this engagement published" (Nebenzahl), it recalls the action in which the American forces, led by "Mad Anthony" Wayne recaptured the strategically important fortification at Stony Point on the Hudson. Wayne&#39;s laconic message sent immediately after the battle, reported to Washington that "The fort and garrison, with Col. Johnson, are ours. The men behaved like men determined to be free." "In late May, 1779, British Lieutenant General Sir Henry Clinton sent a force of about 8,000 men up the North (or Hudson) River with the intention of drawing General George Washington&#39;s Continental Army out of its lair at West Point. By June 1st Crown forces had occupied and begun fortifying Stony Point, New York on the west side of the river and Verplanck&#39;s Point on the east side. This move effectively closed King&#39;s Ferry, a major river crossing at that narrow point in the river, about 10 miles south of West Point and 35 miles north of New York City. Stony Point was garrisoned with elements of the 17th Regiment of Foot under the command of Lt. Col. Henry Johnson. The 17th was reinforced there by the grenadier company of the 71st Highland Regiment, a company of the Loyal American Regiment, and a detachment of the Royal Artillery with nine cannon, four mortars and one eight-inch howitzer. A Royal Navy gunboat was assigned to protect the river approaches to the fortifications, and the sloop Vulture was also on patrol in that part of the river. Washington observed construction of the fortifications through a telescope from atop nearby Buckberg Mountain ... [and] used intelligence gathered from local merchants ... During this time he formulated a plan of attack and selected a commander to lead it: Major General Anthony Wayne of Pennsylvania. The British position at Stony Point was a fortified one, but it was never intended to be a true fort in the 18th century European sense of the word. No stone was used and no walls were constructed. The defenses consisted of earthen fleches (cannon positions) and wooden abatis (felled trees sharpened to a point and placed in earthen embankments). Washington&#39;s plan called for a two-pronged, pincer-type, nighttime attack on the fortifications to be carried out by 1,200 men of his Corps of Light Infantry. According to 18th century military doctrine, this was not enough men to take a well-prepared defensive position, but in addition to the element of surprise, Washington&#39;s plan exploited a fatal flaw in the fortifications. British engineers had extended the wooden abatis 50 yards into the river in order to prevent attackers from approaching along a narrow beach at the base of the point, but low tide in the river meant men could wade around the end of the abatis. Washington gave Wayne his orders, along with permission to alter the plan if necessary. This was an unusual act for Washington, and indicates the high opinion he had of Wayne&#39;s tactical abilities. The assault would be difficult: it would be carried out in the dead of night, it called for the men to scale the steep, rocky sides of Stony Point, and it required absolute surprise. To accomplish this last aim Washington ordered that the men attack with bayonets only in order to prevent a musket blast from alerting British sentries. Despite the difficulty of the plan, Wayne made only one change. He decided to use a small force to approach the fortifications from the landward side - exactly where the British expected an attack to come from. This group was permitted to load their muskets and to keep up a fire &#39;sufficient to amuse the enemy&#39; as a diversionary tactic. Wayne selected Col. Richard Butler to lead the northern column, Maj. Hardy Murfree to lead the diversionary attack on the British center, and Wayne himself would lead the southern column. At nightfall on July 15, 1779, Wayne and his men marched south from West Point in three columns. The civilians they met along their march were taken into custody to prevent them from warning the British. The three columns rendezvoused at about 10:00 p.m. at a farm just a few miles from the fortifications. The men were given a rum ration and their orders. They were also given pieces of white paper to pin to their hats in order to help them tell each other from the British in the darkness. The three columns then moved out to begin the attack. Bad weather that night aided the Continentals. Cloud cover cut off moonlight and high winds forced the British ships in Haverstraw Bay to leave their posts off Stony Point and move downriver. At midnight, just as scheduled, the attack began. Murfree&#39;s center column was spotted by British sentries and fired upon. Wayne&#39;s column was discovered by the light of the muzzle blast of a cannon firing at Murfree&#39;s men, but by that time it was too late to turn the cannon: Wayne&#39;s men had succeeded in getting inside the British first line of defenses. Wayne himself was struck in the head by a spent musket ball and fell to the ground, leaving Col. Christian Febiger to take over command of Wayne&#39;s column. Meanwhile, Butler&#39;s men had succeeded in cutting their way through the abatis, although they sustained the only loss of life on the American side while doing so. The first man into the British upper works was Lt. Col. Francois de Fleury, a French nobleman serving on Wayne&#39;s staff. He was followed by Americans named Knox, Baker and Dunlop all of whom earned cash prizes for their accomplishment. As the men hauled down the British colors, they called out &#39;The fort&#39;s our own!&#39;: the prearranged password telling their comrades the battle was won. The battle had lasted less than an hour, yet it proved to be the major engagement of 1779, and one of the last major battles of the War in the Northern Theater. Wayne&#39;s losses were only 15 killed and 83 wounded. 546 prisoners were taken, 74 of whom were wounded. Some Patriot sources stated that there were 63 British dead but military historian Mark M. Boatner describes this claim as "obviously false" and accepts the official British report of 20 killed. Before dawn, Wayne sent a brief dispatch telling Washington that &#39;The fort and garrison, with Col. Johnson, are ours. The men behaved like men determined to be free.&#39; The next day Washington rode into the works to inspect the battlefield and congratulate the troops. For his exploits, Wayne was awarded a medal by Congress, one of the few issued during the Revolution." (Wikipedia). Cf. Cumming British Maps of Colonial America p.68 & fig.34; Nebenzahl Atlas of the American Revolution p.131 & map 32; Nebenzahl A Bibliography of Printed Battle Plans of the American Revolution 1775-1795 #145.

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      Paris. 1784.. Two volumes. [4],xxxv,xxvii,610,[2]; [2],611- 1230,xlii pp. Quarto. Contemporary patterned calf, spines gilt, leather labels, all edges stained red. Slight rubbing and wear, bookplate on front pastedowns. Very clean internally, with only occasional foxing or soiling. A very nice set. An important work on French privateering law, listing the laws chronologically from 1400 to 1784. This work was compiled by Daniel Marc Antoine Chardon, who served as intendant of St. Lucia (1763), intendant of Corsica, as well as several other posts in the French government. There are many references to dealings with North American colonies and the fledgling United States. ABPC finds no copies for sale at auction in the last thirty years. A scarce and important compendium. BARBIER I:625. POLAK 1808.

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