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        Part of Hamilton’s Draft of 1787 Act "for Raising Certain Yearly Taxes," from His One Term in New York’s Legislature

      1787 - Autograph Manuscript. c. March 1787. New York. 2 pp. Two pages of Hamilton's third draft of a bill for "An Act for Raising Certain Yearly Taxes within This State." These two pages were retained by the family until acquired by us earlier this year. The balance of Hamilton's third draft is in the Library of Congress. Hamilton served a single term in the New York State Assembly, from January 12 to April 21, 1787. The 70-member Assembly met in the Old Royal Exchange in New York City. On February 9, a committee introduced a proposal for a new and more fair system of taxation. "It was agreed on all hands," the Daily Advertiser summarized Hamilton's remarks, "that the system heretofore in use was full of defects; both in the view of equality among individuals and of revenue to the state. From the legislature to the assessors, all was conjecture and uncertainty." He explained that the present system left too much discretion to assessors and supervisors with their individual biases and inclinations. "Equality and certainty are the two great objects to be aimed at in taxation," Hamilton concluded, and although his system "does not pretend to reach absolute equality," it would "approach much nearer to equality than the former system" and "leaves nothing to discretion." He invited the committee, the Assembly, and the Legislature to improve it, but warned, "we could not fall upon a worse system than the present. Any change would be for the better."[1]Members of both the New York State Assembly and the New York State Senate offered amendments to Hamilton's bill, and the "Act for raising monies by tax," that passed on April 11, 1787, was substantially shorter and did not include this text. Rather than imposing duties on specific possessions and implementing detailed reforms, the final act levied a quota on each county in the state to raise a total of £50,000, and made the assessors in each county responsible for determining taxable property and the rates of taxation.[2]Transcript21)Assessor shall leave with each possessor of land his or her bailiff Agent or servant or fix up upon some public place of the dwelling house of such possessor of land his or her bailiff agent or servant, if any there be on the premisses a memorandum in writing of the amount of this tax to the end that each person may be prepared in time to pay the same And the said tax shall be payable in the several counties at the respective periods hereinbefore limited for the payment of the tax on inhabited dwelling houses, and in the same proportions, and shall be collected to all intents and purposes within the times and in the manner prescribed for the collection of the said tax on inhabited dwelling houses. And the collectors shall have the same powers and shall be chargeable and answerable in the same manner for any default or neglect in respect to the collection of the said tax on lands as in respect to the collection of the said tax on inhabited dwelling houses and shall account for the proceeds thereof to the respective county treasuries within the same times and in the same manner. Provided always that with respect to such wood lands as are not in the actual occupation of any person the Assessors of the town ward manor precinct or district wherein such lands lie shall enter and estimate the same according to the best information they can obtain touching the Owner of such lands and the quantities thereof; and the Collectors respectively, if the Owners reside within the town manor precinct or district, after demand of such owners of the amount of the said tax and nonpayment thereof accordingly shall and may have and bring an action of debt in their own names respectively for the recovery thereof with Costs of Just: but inasmuch as mistakes might happen as well in respect to the true Owners of such ?? lands as to the quantity thereof it shall be lawful for the persons upon whom the land tax shall. (See website for full description)

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        Biblia, Das ist: Die ganze Heilige Schrift Alten und Neuen Testaments, Nach denen besten Exemplarien der deutschen Uebersetzung des seligen D. Martin Luthers, Nebst kurzen Summarien eines jeden Capitels, und denen nöthigsten Parallelstellen ; auch einer Einleitung zum erbaulichen Bibellesesn. Mit einer Vorrede D. Siegfried Becks, Superintend. in Zwickau [BOUND WITH] Das Privilegirte Ordentliche und Vermehrte Dreßdnische Gesang=Buch, . [BOUND WITH] Tägliche Kirchen-Andachten, welche dem Privilegirten, ordentlichen und vermehrten Dreßdnischen Gesang=Buche .

      Friedrich Gottlob Höfer (Bible); Johann Gottlob Immanuel Breitkopf, Zwickau (Bible); Dresden; Leipzig 1787 - Large 12mo (7 x 4 1/2"). [1] leaf (Frontispiece), 6 leaves (Introduction), [9] leaves, 1152, [4]pp (Old Testament); 316pp (New Testament); [8] leaves, 629, [39]pp (Das Privilegirte Ordentliche und Vermehrte Dreßdnische Gesang=Buch); 128pp (Tägliche Kirchen-Andachten, welche dem Privilegirten, ordentlichen und vermehrten Dreßdnischen Gesang=Buche). Contemporary full morocco, with gold tooling and lettering on covers and spine. Front cover with gilt-stamped initials "G. L. R." dated 1788. Dentelles. Marbled endpapers.This beautifully produced German Bible translated by Martin Luther includes Apocrypha. The New Testament has a separate title page. The title page of the Bible is not dated, but the Introduction by Siegfried Becks is dated Easter week, 1749. Not listed in Darlow and Moule.[WITH]- Das Privilegirte Ordentliche und Vermehrte Dreßdnische Gesang=Buch, .:Two full-page engraved frontispieces depicting the Frauenkirche (Church of our Lady), and the Kreuzkirche (Church of the Holy Cross). Originally published in 1730, "Das Privilegirte Ordentliche und Vermehrte Dreßdnische Gesang=Buch." contains religious songs to be sung in the churches throughout Saxony.[WITH]- Tägliche Kirchen-Andachten, welche dem Privilegirten, ordentlichen und vermehrten Dreßdnischen Gesang=Buche .:Engraved frontispiece depicting Jesus on the Cross. Title vignette. Also originally published in 1730, "Tägliche Kirchen-Andachten, welche dem Privilegirten, ordentlichen und vermehrten Dreßdnischen Gesang=Buche." this work is a Christian book containing morning and evening prayers for every day in the week, annual festivals, penitential rites, etc. Binding partly rubbed and cracked. Closed tear at upper front joint. Contemporary previous owner's inscription in ink dated 1813 and 1850 at verso of front free endpaper, and signature at verso of the Old Testament frontispiece. Text in German, gothic script. Binding in overall fair to good-, interior in good+ to very good condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Élémens d'Architecture, de Fortifications et de Navigation, Avec un Vocabulaire des termes de Fortifications et des principaux termes de la Navigation, en françois et en anglois.

      Paris, Veuve Ballard 1787 - Octavo. Pp. (ii), 68; 51; 92, (3). Plus a total of 23 folding engraved plates (16+6+1) with multiple illustrations to each. Engraved head- and tail-pieces. Hardcover, bound in contemporary mottled full calf, spine richly decorated in gilt, brown morocco lettering-piece in gilt, marbled endpapers, spine-ends chipped, joints and hinges tender. In a very good condition, rather fine interior with excellent plates. ~ First edition. Complete with all 23 wonderful plates. Not in Jordan. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Von den wichtigsten Pflichten eines Organisten. Ein Beitrag zur Verbesserung der musikalischen Liturgie.

      2. Auflage, mit Noten, 8. 18,6 x 12,0 cm. VI,257 Seiten, Herausgegeben von Dr. Raue, In gutem Zustand. Einband stark berieben, Ecken bestoßen, Buchblock durchgängig leicht braunfleckig, aber im Ganzen gut Exemplar einer ehemaligen Lehrerbibliothek mit entsprechenden Signaturen und Stempeln. Erste Auflage erschien 1787. In gebrochener Schrift.

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        Biblia, Das ist: Die ganze Heilige Schrift Alten und Neuen Testaments, Nach denen besten Exemplarien der deutschen Uebersetzung des seligen D. Martin Luthers, Nebst kurzen Summarien eines jeden Capitels, und denen nöthigsten Parallelstellen ; auch einer Einleitung zum erbaulichen Bibellesesn. Mit einer Vorrede D. Siegfried Becks, Superintend. in Zwickau [BOUND WITH] Das Privilegirte Ordentliche und Vermehrte Dreßdnische Gesang=Buch, ... [BOUND WITH] Tägliche Kirchen-Andachten, welche dem Privilegirten, ordentlichen und vermehrten Dreßdnischen Gesang=Buche ..

      Zwickau (Bible); Dresden; Leipzig: Friedrich Gottlob Höfer (Bible); Johann Gottlob Immanuel Breitkopf, 1787. Later edition. Hardcover. g- to vg. Large 12mo (7 x 4 1/2"). [1] leaf (Frontispiece), 6 leaves (Introduction), [9] leaves, 1152, [4]pp (Old Testament); 316pp (New Testament); [8] leaves, 629, [39]pp (Das Privilegirte Ordentliche und Vermehrte Dreßdnische Gesang=Buch); 128pp (Tägliche Kirchen-Andachten, welche dem Privilegirten, ordentlichen und vermehrten Dreßdnischen Gesang=Buche). Contemporary full morocco, with gold tooling and lettering on covers and spine. Front cover with gilt-stamped initials "G. L. R." dated 1788. Dentelles. Marbled endpapers.This beautifully produced German Bible translated by Martin Luther includes Apocrypha. The New Testament has a separate title page. The title page of the Bible is not dated, but the Introduction by Siegfried Becks is dated Easter week, 1749. Not listed in Darlow and Moule.[WITH]- Das Privilegirte Ordentliche und Vermehrte Dreßdnische Gesang=Buch, ..:Two full-page engraved frontispieces depicting the Frauenkirche (Church of our Lady), and the Kreuzkirche (Church of the Holy Cross). Originally published in 1730, "Das Privilegirte Ordentliche und Vermehrte Dreßdnische Gesang=Buch..." contains religious songs to be sung in the churches throughout Saxony.[WITH]- Tägliche Kirchen-Andachten, welche dem Privilegirten, ordentlichen und vermehrten Dreßdnischen Gesang=Buche ...:Engraved frontispiece depicting Jesus on the Cross. Title vignette. Also originally published in 1730, "Tägliche Kirchen-Andachten, welche dem Privilegirten, ordentlichen und vermehrten Dreßdnischen Gesang=Buche..." this work is a Christian book containing morning and evening prayers for every day in the week, annual festivals, penitential rites, etc... Binding partly rubbed and cracked. Closed tear at upper front joint. Contemporary previous owner's inscription in ink dated 1813 and 1850 at verso of front free endpaper, and signature at verso of the Old Testament frontispiece. Text in German, gothic script. Binding in overall fair to good-, interior in good+ to very good condition.

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        3 volume set: Von dem Zwecke Jesu und seiner Jünger, Noch ein Fragment des Wolfenbüttelschen Ungenannten (1784); Fragmente des Wolfenbüttelschen Ungenannten, ein Anhang zu dem Fragment vom Zwecke Jesu und seiner Jünger (1784); Uebrige noch ungedruckte Werke des Wolfenbüttlischen Fragmentisten. Ein Nachlass von Gotthold Ephraim Lessing. Herausgegeben von C. A. E. Schmidt (pseudonym for Johann Andreas Riem), 1787

      Berlin: Arnold Wever, 1787. Hardcover. Very Good. Published 1784 and 1787. First volume is a neue auflage, second volume is a first printing, third volume does not have a publisher listed but most scholars think it was Wever who published this volume too. 8vo, old half vellum and patterned paper-covered boards, 276, 298, 410 pp. Very good, light soil and rubbing to binding, minor ex-library marks with bookplates to pastedown, blindstamp to title pages. Lessing died in 1781; these posthumously published 'fragments' are an outgrowth of the major theological controversy that erupted in 1770s Germany when Lessing, who was head of the ducal library at Wolfenbüttel anonymously published portions of the 'Apology' of Hermann Samuel Reimarus that posited a natural religion that was opposed to a Christianity built on supernatural miracles and visions. Texts in German.

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        Carte des Isles Sandwich

      Mappa delle Hawaii di Cook. All'interno vengono mostrate le varie tappe del passaggio di Cook attraverso le isole, comprese di date, oltre che le caratteristiche topografiche delle isole e un grande inserto dedicato alla Baia di Karakakooa. Cook lasciò le Hawaii nel 1779, dopo aver visitato la maggior parte delle isole principali e aver fatto un lavoro di mappatura molto accurato. Il grande dibattito su questa mappa riguarda il fatto se il lavoro sia stato realizzato da Henry Roberts o William Bligh. Mentre il testo dell'Official Account of Cook's Third Voyage accredita Henry Roberts come autore delle mappe, la copia del British Hydrographical Office dell'Official Account include un'annotazione a mano di Henry Bligh, in cui afferma di essere stato l'autore di questa mappa e di aver realizzato le mappe delle Hawaii. La mappa è apparsa nel Bonne's Atlas Supplement, pubblicato a Parigi nel 1787, che comprende nel Volume II molte delle mappe derivate dai tre viaggi di Cook. Striking full color example of Cook's first map of Hawaii, showing Cook's tracks through the Islands, including dates, topographical features of the islands and a large insert of Karakakooa Bay. Cook left Hawaii in 1779, after coasting most of the major islands and having done a remarkably accurate job of mapping the islands for a first visit. The great debate regarding this map is whether the work was done by Henry Roberts or William Bligh of Mutiny on the Bounty Fame. While the text of the Official Account of Cook's Third Voyage credits Henry Roberts as the surveyor and maker of the charts, the British Hydrographical Office copy of the Official Account includes a manuscript annotation in Henry Bligh's own hand, wherein Bligh claims to have been the maker of this map and to have constructed the maps of Hawaii. The present example appeared in Bonne's Atlas Supplement, published in Paris in 1787, which includes many of the maps derived from Cook's three voyages in Volume II.

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        Oeuvres du Seigneur de Brantôme (8 Tomes - Complet)

      Nouvelle édition, plus correcte que les précédentes, 8 vol. in-8 reliure de l'époque plein veau porphyre, dos lisse orné, tranches marbrées, Chez Jean-François Bastien, Paris, 1787, 12 ff., 416 pp. ; 2ff., 586 pp. ; 2 ff., 556 pp. ; 2 ff. 475 pp. ; 2 ff., 455 pp. ; 2 ff., 481 pp. ;2 ff., 473 pp. ; 496 pp. et 1 f. Bel exemplaire en très élégante reliure du temps en plein veau porphyre. Français

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        Veduta delle Logge del Borgo di Pisa venendo dalla Porta Lucchese

      1787. Animata veduta delle logge di Pisa dalla parte di Porta Lucchese. In controluce si nota grande e decorativa filigrana "Pescia al Paradiso" ad indicare la provenienza della carta utilizzata per la stampa. Rif: "Pisa e il suo territorio: tra cartografia e vedutismo dal XV° secolo al XIX° secolo" Raccolta di Valentino Cai vol I° pag. 95 N° 118

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        NOTES ON THE STATE OF VIRGINIA

      John Stockdale, London 1787 - Octavo. 382pp. The first London edition in near contemporary calf with red morocco title label on the spine. The front board has been reattached. There are two early previous owner names on the title page, one dated 1797 and scratched out in a contemporary pen; general toning and foxing throughout. The folding table is present and in good condition. this copy lacks the folding map of Virginia as usual; a very nice though slightly reduced facsimile of the 1787 map is inserted in its place. The only book by Jefferson published in his lifetime. This edition preceded by the virtually unobtainable Paris edition which was limited to 200 copies. (Sabin 35896; Howes J78; Clark I:262). Very Good binding. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Lounger. A Periodical Paper, published at Edinburgh in the Years 1785 and 1786

      printed for William Creech, Edinburgh 1787 - First edition of all issues except issues 1 & 2 (third ed), and issues 3-5 & 7 (second edition). With The Lounger Extraordinary; or, Masquerade Monitor bound between issues 56 and 57. Folio (317 x 190 mm). Complete run of all 101 issues published. The Lounger and an earlier journal edited by Mackenzie, The Mirror (1779-80), were "the first Scottish weeklies of their kind. Mackenzie contributed most of the essays and focused on life and society, advocating a way of life based on natural sentiment and harmony. The balance between egotistic and altruistic motives was very much a tenet of the Scottish Enlightenment" (ODNB). Mackenzie (1745-1831), whom Sir Walter Scott called the 'Northern Addison', is perhaps best known for his novel The Man of Feeling (1771); he contributed 57 of the essays in The Lounger. This copy includes a contemporary (or near) manuscript "Key to the Lounger," 5 pp, providing the names of contributors for each issue; the names of contributors (or speculations thereon) have also been inked in a contemporary hand, presumably Whyte's, at the end of many issues. Evidently a subscriber's copy; at the end of the final issue is printed a notice of the publication in volumes of The Lounger, declaring that subscribers who have preserved their numbers will be given a title page gratis. ESTC P1411. Provenance: J Whyte (contemporary ownership inscription) Contemporary marbled boards backed with modern calf. Scattered minor soiling, boards rubbed, a clean copy With The Lounger Extraordinary; or, Masquerade Monitor bound between issues 56 and 57. Folio (317 x 190 mm) First edition of all issues except issues 1 & 2 (third ed), and issues 3-5 & 7 (second edition). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Histoire de Dannemarc

      Chez Barde, Manget & Compagnie|& Chez Buisson 1787 - - Chez Barde, Manget & Compagnie & Chez Buisson, A Genève & à Paris 1787, 9 tomes en 9 Vol. in-12 (10,5x17,5cm), XXIV, 360pp. et 333pp. (1) et 444pp. et 465pp. et 558pp. (1) et 416pp. (1) et 451pp. (1) et 429pp. (1) et 470pp. (1), 9 volumes reliés. - Troisième et meilleure édition; elle est en effet la plus complète. Avant de composer cet ensemble, plusieurs éditions sont parues : en premier lieu une Introduction à l'histoire du Dannemarc en 1755, et qui forme dans notre exemplaire le premier volume illustrée d'une grande carte dépliante de la Scandinavie. Deux volumes in 4 paraîtront quelques années plus tard, puis un troisième. L'histoire fut ensuite continuée jusqu'en 1720, puis jusqu'en 1773 dans cette édition. Reliures en plein veau flammé légèrement postérieures. Dos lisses ornés de 4 fers et de roulettes. Pièces de titre et de tomaison en veau vert. Manques en tête des volumes 5 et 7. Frottements. 2 coins émoussés. Dans l'avant-propos du tome II, le relieur a interverti plusieurs feuillets. Carte restaurée anciennement sur une pilure. Bel exemplaire. L'ouvrage est considéré comme la meilleure histoire ancienne du Danemark, elle est en effet abondamment documenté, et contient en outre une étude de la mythologie et les 33 fables de ce qui compose l'Edda, ainsi que d'autres épopées. Avant la narration historique, les deux premiers volumes sont une approche anthropologique du Danemark, abordant la spécificité de ce pays autant par sa situation géographique que par ses moeurs et sa mythologie. L'auteur vécut un long moment au Danemark et fut précepteur du prince régnant, dans le même temps qu'il occupait un poste de professeur au collège royal de Copenhague. Ex libris aux armes du XIXe du Duc de Montebello. NB : Cet ouvrage est disponible à la librairie sur demande sous 48 heures. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Third and best edition; it is indeed the most complete. Before composing this ensemble, several editions were published: in the first place an Introduction to the history of Dannemarc in 1755, which forms in our copy the first illustrated volume of a large folding map of Scandinavia. Two volumes in 4 will appear a few years later, then a third. The story was then continued until 1720, then until 1773 in this edition. Full flamed calfskin bindings slightly posterior. Smooth backs decorated with 4 irons and wheels. Title and volume pieces in green calf. Misses in the head of volumes 5 and 7. Friction. 2 blunt corners. Nice copy. The book is considered the best ancient history of Denmark, it is indeed extensively documented, and contains in addition a study of mythology and the 33 fables of what composes the Edda, as well as other epics. Before the historical narration, the first two volumes are an anthropological approach of Denmark, addressing the specificity of this country as much by its geographical location as by its customs and its mythology. The author lived for a long time in Denmark and was tutor to the reigning prince, at the same time as he was a professor at the Royal College of Copenhagen. NB: This book is available at the bookstore on request within 48 hours. XXIV, 360pp. et 333pp. (1) et 444pp. et 465pp. et 558pp. (1) et 416pp. (1) et 451pp. (1) et 429pp. (1) et 470pp. (1) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Antique Print-LOUISA MILDMAY-YOUNG WOMAN-SHAWL-William Ward-1787

      - Antique print, titled: 'Louisa Mildmay'. It shows: portrait of a young woman, shown seated three-quarter length in an oval, directed to right, smiling shyly towards the viewer out of the corner of her eyes, touching the buttons of her left glove with the other hand, the elbow on the arm of her chair, wearing a wide-brimmed hat tied with a sash under her chin, with loose curls over her shoulders, wearing a simple light dress with a dark shawl. Important Note: This print is sold with matting, which adds substantially to shipping cost. We can ship without matting. Inquire about reduced pricing. Handcoloured stipple and crayon style engraving on a verge type handlaid paper. Description: Published by Thomas Prattent in 1787. Open-letter state, in Hugh Kelly's 'Memoirs of a Magdalen, or the History of Louisa Mildmay (1767)'. Separately published master print. Our definition of a Master Print is a seperately published print or series of prints, not being an illustrative print to a text. These can both be prints made by old masters (artists) or prints made by others (artists, engravers, etchers) after old masters.Artists and Engravers: Engraved by William Ward after his own design. William Ward (1762-1826) was an English engraver, the son of James and Rachael Ward, and the elder brother of James Ward. The partnership of William and James ward produced the best that English art had to offer. Condition: Good, given age. Foxing in the margins. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Profesionally matted, not examined out of matting. Storage location: DPO-73-02 The overall size is ca. 16.9 x 19.1 inch. The image size is ca. 9.1 x 11.2 inch. The overall size is ca. 43 x 48.5 cm. The image size is ca. 23 x 28.5 cm.

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        [Autograph Letter Signed] Samuel Sterett, Baltimore Merchant to General Mordecai Gist in Charleston, S.C.

      New York, 1787. Very good, lightly creased, with small splits at the folds, contents faintly soiled.. Bifolium. A splendid four page letter concerning figures from the American Revolution and government as well as discussing business interests and financial problems in Maryland in the period just prior to the adoption of the Constitution, and what would become the first case docketed with the United States Supreme Court. The letter is written by Samuel Sterett (1738-1833) who had been part owner of privateers during the War. He was again a Baltimore merchant, who had served as private secretary to the President of the Continental Congress from November 1782 (until?). The recipient was General Mordecai Gist (1743-1792) who fought in Camden, S.C. in 1780, and gained a victory over the British at Cambahee in 1782. Gist, who had been married to Sterett's sister, though he was now remarried, was at this time in Charleston, where Sterett's ship, The Maryland, had arrived. The ship's Captain was Frederick Folger, who had been a very important privateer out of Baltimore including a stint as Captain on the schooner Antelope, which was partially owned by Sterett and his brother (future Commodore John Rodgers [1772-1838], got his start with Folger and was on The Maryland at this time). The Maryland was owned jointly by Folger with Samuel and Robert Smith, prominent merchants in Baltimore. General Samuel Smith (1752-1838) had defended Fort Mifflin in 1777. They in turn were in business with the Gilmans of N.H., most likely Nicholas Gilman who was later a senator, but then working at his father's trading house (the combined firm would be: Gilman and Smiths). Sterett was in New York on business concerning repayment of Maryland war loans to the Van Staphorsts of Amsterdam (an arbitration was underway with John Jay and Livingston as Maryland appointees, and Rufus King and James Duane as Sterett's choices for his clients). "I have been here two or three weeks on the business of Mrssr. Van Staphorst - It has proved a terrible sacrifice of time indeed-In a few days I hope to be able to return and to have completed the business in a satisfactory manner." He was worried about his goods and ship now in Charleston, and concerned that Folger would use up foreign credits. He hoped Gist could help him out. "Folger may in his distress make use of a liberty I gave him of drawing on D.S. in London, if necessary - This I would now wish to avoid, as I am particularly anxious to support our credit in Europe and wish to leave as much money as possible in the hands of D.S. I would therefore rather answer Drafts here - If it is convenient for you to put Rice on board on our Acct to go on Acct. it will be so much the better - But as we have no right to ask or expect such a favor, if you will still ship we will answer your Drafts, or will assume your debt to Gilman & Smiths." Once the business was out of the way, he discussed current events, and since he was in the capital, New York, he had access to the current comings and goings, some meant to be private: "We have just heard of the death of that great man & minister The Count de Vergennes. The Bishops White & Provost have arrived from England and that distinguished Character Major Franks from France. [Charles Gravier, Count of Vergennes (1717-1787) was Foreign Minster in France during the American Revolution. William White (1st Presiding U.S. Episcopal Bishop) and Samuel Provoost (2nd Presiding U.S. Episcopal Bishop) had just been in London to be consecrated. Major (David Salisbury) Franks (1740-1793) was aide-de-camp for General Benedict Arnold, now rehabilitated, and was returning from confidential negotiations connected with the Treaty of Peace and Commerce]. Sterett added a biting remark about the current leadership in the Continental Congress: "The Congress or nobody, except the President, who lives in more splendor than his Predecessors - and the Foreign minister all in all- and a damnable round of dissipation they do keep up" [Arthur St. Clair was President of the Continental Congress and John Jay was Foreign Minister]. Sterett concluded his letter where he began, with war loans made by the Van Staphorsts to Maryland, which the state was not paying properly. "Should Mr. Staphorst business here terminate as I expect it will, we shall I am convinced derive great advantage from a commission with them." Sterett would go on to become agent for the Van Staphorsts that year, and eventually bring proceedings against the State of Maryland, which would become the first case docketed by the Supreme Court (1791) led by John Jay. It was settled out of court the next year. Sterett would not, however, "derive great advantage from a commission with them." He filed for bankruptcy the same year, "His personal property, with the exception of clothing for himself and his family, was deeded to a trustee to be sold to satisfy his creditors" (Maryland State Archives Volume 426, Page 772-3).

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        An Ordinance for the Government of the Territory of the United States, Northwest of the River Ohio. [in] Supplement to the First Volume of the Columbian Magazine.

      Seddon, Spotswood, Cist and Trengmard 1787 - Philadelphia, 1787. 8vo, removed from larger volume, [2], 839-884 pp.An important law passed by the Confederation Congress on July 13, 1787, creating the Northwest Territory. A landmark law, creating the first Northwest Territory in the area surrounding the Great Lakes and setting a precedent for westward expansion based on the admission of new states rather than the expansion of existing states. A bright example with one tiny marginal tear to title page, very good condition overall. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Altkolorierte doppelblattgroße Kupferstichkarte: Ost Preussen, Blatt II ( = No. 74 mit Samland, Königsberg, Pillau, dem südlichen Teil der Kurischen Nehrung, dem Frischen Haff, Elbing, Danzig )...

      Philipp Joseph Schalbacher Wien (... aus Allgemeiner Grosser Atlass herausgegeben von F. A. Schraembl bei Philipp Joseph Schalbacher in Wien, 1787-1788 ). Bildmaß der Karte ca. 45 x 55 cm, Blattmaß ca. 52 x 63 cm ( möglicherweise größer ), unter Glas und Passepartout gerahmt ( Rahmenmaß ca. 68 x 89 cm – ungeöffnet ). Die schöne und detailreiche Karte mit Mittelfalz, die Karte ist etwas gebräunt, gering fleckig, ein kleiner Braunfleck im rechten weißen Außenrand ). ( Bitte beachten: Wenn der Rahmen gewünscht bitte, dann bitte ich um Selbstabholung nach Absprache – ansonsten kann ein Versand wegen Bruchgefahr und Größe nur ausgerahmt erfolgen ). ( Lagerort KG ) ( Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage – further pics at request ) Versand D: 5,00 EUR Kupferstich, Kupferstichkarte, Ostpreussen, koloriert, altkoloriert, Anton Amon, Schraembl, Samland, Königsberg, Pillau, Frisches Haff, Ostsee, Elbing, Danzig, Google, Preussen

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        [Four Documents on Shays' Rebellion] Acts and Laws, Passed by the General Court of Massachusetts... on Wednesday the Thirty-first day of May, Anno Domini, 1786... to Wednesday the Twenty-seventh day of September following [bound with] Acts and Laws... to Wednesday the Thirty-first day of January, 1787 [bound with] Resolves of the General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts: Wednesday the Thirty-First Day of May, Anno Domini, 1786 and from thence continued by prorogation, to Wednesday the twenty-seventh day of September following [with] Resolves... to Wednesday the thirty-first day of January, 1787

      Boston: Printed by Adams and Nourse, 1787. First editions. Quarter tan paper spine over gray paper-covered boards, paper label on front cover (3 items) + 1 Disbound. Generally fine copies, except for last item, which is removed from a larger volume and not bound with the other three, old stitching marks at inner margin, first item with foxing on three leaves, and small faded contemporary marginal notation; first leaf of second item with two creases to lower half and one leaf with paper loss at corner just affecting marginal title, final item with a few marginal pin holes and one tiny stain, otherwise very sharp and clear impressions in a fine binding; and one loose.. [487]-545, [1] pp.; [546]-627, [1] pp.; [87]-168] pp. and [169]-257, [1] pp. The key documents that reported on the revolt that fundamentally altered U.S. history. Beginning in 1786, only three years after the American Revolution had ended, an armed rebellion began in Western Massachusetts led by Daniel Shays, a war veteran, and composed not only of farmers but many others from diverse backgrounds who were angry about onerous taxes and imprisonment for debt, as well as cronyism, corruption and rules by an elite. The eastern rebellion was easily contained (in fact Shattuck, its leader was captured just after the time period of the first Resolve), but the western insurrection under Shays remained serious enough that the U.S. Congress surreptitiously raised 4000 troops for the defense of the arsenal in Springfield under the guise of needing them to fight a coalition of ten Indian tribes out West (Resolve LXIII, Message of October 27). The courts were forced to close in Western Massachusetts, but the insurrection was eventually put down with thousands arrested. The first two documents (Acts & Laws) contain the major responses to the rebellion: Acts for: Preventing riots; Suspending the Privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus; Acts for: Providing pay for the militia employed by the Gov't in suppressing the Rebellion; Amending an earlier act granting indemnity to offenders and providing for their trials; Describing the disqualifications regarding those who were guilty of treason; Suppression of Tumults and Insurrections; Disqualifying rebels from serving as jurors; Regulating the militia; and more. The two sets of Resolves are almost completely taken up with the Rebellion and its aftermath. The first began with an impassioned message delivered by Governor James Bowdoin on September 28, 1786, just two days after Daniel Shays confronted the militia Bowdoin had sent earlier under the direction of William Shepherd, and the Court was required to adjourn. "What led to the unwarrantable and lawless proceedings of those insurgents will be a necessary subject of serious Inquiry. The investigating the true causes of those proceedings may point out the proper remedy of them in future. But whatever may be the causes, it is impossible they should amount to a sufficient and justifiable reason for them. Every complaint, or grievance, that can be offered, as a reason to palliate them, is, from the nature of the Constitution, redressible by the General Court, the only body, within whose department it is, to redress public grievances. The application, therefore, to all other bodies, and all other modes of redress, are anticonstitutional, & of very dangerous tendency, even when attempted in a peaceable manner: but much more so, when attempted by acts of violence, for preventing the execution of the laws, and the due administration of Justice. These observations are strictly just, where there is a constitutional mode for the redress of grievance: and especially where those in Government, who have the power to redress, annually depend on the people for political existence." Bowdoin's last words were prophetic; he was not reelected, many of the reforms called for by the rebels were enacted, and a more powerful central government was created with the adoption of the Federal Constitution. Evans 19780. Evans 20496. Evans 19793. Evans 20515. ESTC W016751. ESTC W016755. ESTC W006811. ESTC W33326.

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        A System of the Law of Marine Insurances, with Three Chapters on Bottomry; on Insurances on Lives; and on Insurances Against Fire

      London: Printed by His Majesty's Lw Printers: For T. Whieldon [etc.], 1787. Contemporary reverse calf, somewhat rubbed, the top inch of the front joint cracked, else very clean with good margins; the Taussig copy First edition of the first work on insurance law to be published, written by the friend and protege of Mansfield, who encouraged Park to write the book; in Holdsworth's words "the best text-book upon the law of insurance [and] very successful

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        The Works (Plays) of Shakespeare, Bell's Edition, 13 volumes, 1785-1787. Wth 36 plays in 9 volumes, three volumes of 'Annotations' by Steevens and Johnson, and a Prolegomena volume publishing much on Shakespeare's life and the development of drama from classical times to Shakespeare's era

      London: Printed for John Bell, 1787. Hardcover. Very Good. 13 volumes, published 1785-1787, very good with light rubbing to bindings. each volume containing a number of works, each with its own separate title page. Bell's edition, edited by Johnson and Steevens, was originally issued in 38 volumes. This set includes the 36 plays Shakespeare was known to have written at the time, plus three volumes that are strictly commentary by Johnson and others on the plays, and a 'Prolegomena' volume that includes biographical details and general commentary on the history of theatre and the influence of classical drama. Appears to be complete, although we have not located another set with a similar number of volumes.12mo, leather-backed marbled boards with leather corners, each volume with a number of engraved plates. This edition consists of: (1) Annotations by Johnson and Steevens on Rchard II, King John, Cymbeline, Much Ado About Nothing, Richard III, Henry VIII, Troilus and Cressida, The Merchant of Venice; (2) All's Well that Ends Well, Henry VI, Part I, Henry VI, Part II, Henry VI, Part III; (3) The Tempest, Measure for Measure, Macbeth, Much Ado About Nothing; (4) Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Merchant of Venice, Merry Wives of Windsor; (5) Julius Caesar, Midsummer Night's Dream, Titus Andronicus, Twelfth-Night; (6) Othello, Comedy of Errors, Henry V, King Lear; (7) Richard III, King John, Henry VIII, Richard II; (8) Annotations to: Anthony and Cleopatra, Taming of the Shrew, The Winter's Tale, Love's Labours Lost, Measure for Measure, Midsummer Night's Dream; (9) Annotations to: As You Like It, Othello, King Lear, Julius Caesar, Macbeth, The Comedy of Errors; (10) Henry IV, Part I, Part II, Taming of the Shrew, Cymbeline; (11) Love's Labours Lost, Timon of Athens, Troilus and Cressida, As You Like It; (12) The Winter's Tale, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Coriolanus, Anthony and Cleopatra; (13) Prolegomena to the Dramatick Writings of Will. Shakespeare (Pope, Johnson, Steevens, Malone, etc.).

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        2 Antique Prints-NORTH AFRICA-COAST-ALGERIA-LIBYA-EGYPT-Vaugondy-1787

      1787 - 2 Antique prints, titled: 'Karte von Africa [ ].' - Detailed map in two sheets of the Northern half of the African continent. This spans to ca. Cameroon and Ethiopia as the southernmost countries depicted. Some places along the Arabian coast are displayed, but nothing inland. The same holds true for the South European coast. With a decorative title cartouche top right. Published bu F.A. Schraembl, 1787. These type of charts are scarse as they were actually used at sea for navigation. Engraving on hand laid paper. Made by an anonymous engraver after 'Gilles Robert Vaugondy'. Gilles Robert de Vaugondy (1688-1766), also known as Le Sieur or Monsieur Robert, and his son, Didier Robert de Vaugondy (c.1723-1786), were leading cartographers in France during the 18th century. Charles Francois Delamarche (1740-1817) founded the important and prolific Paris based Maison Delamarche map publishing firm in the late 18th century. A lawyer by trade Delamarche entered the map business with the acquisition from Jean-Baptiste Fortin of Robert de Vaugondy's map plates and copyrights and later addes many plates from other sources as well. Excellent, given age. Margins vary faintly browned. Small creases in the margin edges. A small stain in the lower margin of the left sheet. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. The overall size is ca. 69.8 x 63.2 cm. The image size is ca. 54.5 x 48.5 cm. The overall size is ca. 27.5 x 24.9 inch. The image size is ca. 21.5 x 19.1 inch. Storage location: Overasselt-381

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        Universal History, Ancient and Modern; in a Series of Letters to a Youth at School. Exhibiting a view of the Origin, Progress, Decline, and Fall, of every considerable State, from the earliest Times to the present Period. With a copious Chronological Table of Remarkable Events and Occurrences, from the Creation to the Year 1787.

      Printed for G. G. J. and J. Robinson, London 1787 - FIRST EDITION, 12mo, pp. viii, 292. Contemporary sprinkled sheep. A bit of minor spotting. Rebacked in darker calf, black label to spine, old leather a touch worn at corners and somewhat darkened and chipped along the line of repair. Early ink annotations to endpapers and a couple of pages of text, ownership inscription of A.M. Brown to title-page. The rare first edition of this schoolbook by the schoolmaster Richard Turner (1753-1788), headmaster of the Royal Grammar School in Worcester. He published half a dozen schoolbooks, almost all of which saw many more editions after his death - this one was even translated into Italian in the 1790s. This first edition is recorded by ESTC in only 2 copies in the UK (BL and National Trust) plus three in the USA (Harvard, LoC, and UCLA). The notes on the endpapers in this copy include facts taken from other works by Turner as well as lists of other publications (a reading list?). ESTC T119467. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Recherches historiques sur les Maures et l'Histoire de l'Empire du Maroc.

      Paris, chez l'auteur, Bailly, Royer, Impr. polytype 1787 - Cartonné In-8 424p+476p+564p 3 vol. cartonné in-8 (424p+476p+564p) non d'époque.Cartonnage frotté, rousseurs,qq auréoles, pas de tampons, ni d'annotations.Edition originale de ce travail d'érudition consacré au Maroc (avec approbation et privilege du Roi).IMPORTANT OUVRAGE SUR LES MAURES ET LES ARABES, DEPUIS LA DESTRUCTION DE CARTHAGE JUSQU'A L'INVASION DE L'ESPAGNE, ET SUR LE MAROC (POUR LE TOME III), REDIGE PAR LE PERE D'ANDRE CHENIER. IL EST ORNE DE 3 CARTES EN COULEURS DEPLIANTES. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Carte Réduite des débouquements de St. Domingue.

      1787 - Paris: Dépôt des Cartes et Plans de la Marine, 1787. Coloured. 600 x 930mm. A double-page sea-chart with rhumb lines, showing the northern coastline of Santo Domingo, featuring the Turks and Caicos Islands, the Lower Bahamas, eastern parts of Cuba and Jamaica, and the western end of Puerto Rico

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        Nouvelle description des glacières, vallées de glace et glaciers qui forment la grande chaîne des Alpes, de Savoye, de Suisse et d'Italie, nouvelle édition, revue & augmentée ; complète en 3 volumes, ornée de tableaux dessinés sur les lieux par l'auteur, & gravés par les meilleurs artistes, A Genève, Chez Barde, Manget & Comp. Imprimeurs - Libraires, Paris, Chez Buisson, 1787.

      - 3 volumes in-8° reliés demi-basane alezan, dos lisse, filets dorés, pièce de tomaison dorée, pièce de titre sur maroquin orangé. 1 carte et 13 planches gravées à l'aeu-forte. XVI - 308 p. - 244 p. - 290 p. Rousseurs éparses sinon très bon état. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Réunion de deux traités sur le café : Dissertation sur le caffé. par M. Gentil [et] Dissertation sur le café. par Ant.-Alexis Cadet-de-Vaux

      1787 - 1 ouvrage in-8 et 1 ouvrage Paris, 1787 et 1806, , 1 ouvrage in-8 et 1 ouvrage in-12 reliés en un volume, demi-chagrin vert moderne, dos lisse, Ensemble de deux ouvrages rares et recherchés sur le café, en éditions originales. - GENTIL, Dissertation sur le caffé, et sur les moyens propres à prévenir les effets qui résultent de sa préparation communément vicieuse ; & en rendre la boisson plus agréable & plus salutaire. A Paris, chez l'auteur et chez Pyre, 1787. In-8, front, 177-[3] pp. Ce traité d'André Gentil traite de la manière de préparer un café moins acre et des vertus thérapeutiques de cette boisson ; il est orné d'un frontispice gravé sur cuivre par O. Michel représentant une branche de caféier. André Gentil, religieux bernardin mort en 1800, fut " l'un des agronomes les plus laborieux du XVIIIe siècle" ; il prôna des méthodes d'agriculture et de labour, tout en s'intéressant à la diététique des végétaux (Michaud 17, p. 100-102). Bitting p. 179. Vicaire 398. Quérard VI, 314. - Relié en tête de volume : CADET DE VAUX, Dissertation sur le café ; son historique, et le procédé pour en obtenir la boisson la plus agréable, la plus salutaire et la plus économique. Suivie de son analyse par Charles-Louis Cadet. A Paris, [au bureau du Journal d'économie rurale], 1806. In-12, [4]-120 pp. Bitting et Vicaire ne connaissent que l'édition de 1807. L'auteur, versé dans l'économie rurale et domestique, fournit les procédés pour "obtenir le café le plus savoureux, le plus salutaire en même tems que le plus économique". Il détaille plusieurs préparations et recettes - café par infusion, par l'eau bouillante, sirop de café, café au jaune d'oeuf, café amandé, etc. Aux pages 36-55 se trouve le mémoire de Charles-Louis Cadet Cadet de Gassicourt (1769-1821), ancien avocat devenu pharmacien ordinaire de l'empereur. Antoine-Alexis Cadet de Vaux (1743-1828), chimiste et pharmacien français voua un grand intérêt pour la chimie et les sciences qu'il voulait appliquer à l'agriculture, la nutrition et la santé publique. En collaboration avec Parmentier, il publia une série de rapports sur la nutrition et les "soupes économiques". Il s'intéressa au café, à la culture du tabac ou à l'oenologie ; il se pencha également sur le sujet de l'exhumation des cadavres au sein des églises. Il enseigna la chimie à l'École vétérinaire d'Alfort durant les années 1771-1772. Bitting, p. 72. Vicaire 138. DSB III, pp. 6-7. Tampon annulé de l'Institut catholique de Paris. Quelques rousseurs, principalement sur le frontispice, plusieurs feuillets salis. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        1787 Adonhiramite Freemasonry Masonic Rites Ritual Guillemain Franc Maconnerie

      Philadelphie [i.e. Paris] : Chez Philarethe, rue de l'Equerre, à l'A-plomb, [M. DCC. LXXXVII. [1787]. First edition. - 1787 Adonhiramite Freemasonry Masonic Rites Ritual Guillemain Franc Maconnerie A rare and important collection of Adonhiramite masonry catechisms, writings, and doctrine by Louis Guillemain de Saint-Victor. This work discusses freemason lodges, songs, and reflections within an assortment of small works dedicated to Freemasonry in France during the 18th-century. Adonhiramite Freemasonry is loosely based on and taken from Jewish Scriptures and traditions which shed light on masonic legends. It is largely attributed to Saint-Victor because of this work and is named after Adonhiram, who first appears in the Book of Samuel in the Old Testament. Adonhiramite Freemasonry is often considered the ‘orthodox faith’ of Freemasonry. Adonhiramite Freemasons are essentially disciples of Hiram Abif, the architect of the Temple of Adonhiram and are subject to the twelve degrees associated with Adonhiramites. (Mackey) Item number: #2179 Price: $750 SAINT-VICTOR, Louis Guillemain de Recueil précieux de la Maconnerie adonhiramite contenant les catechismes des quatre premiers grades, l'ouverture et cloture des differentes loges, l'instruction de la table, les santes generales et particulieres, ainsi que les devoirs des premiers officiers en charges ; enrichi d'une infinité de demandes & de réponses symboliques, de l'explication des emblêmes et d'un grand nombre de notes aussi curieuses qu'utiles. Dédié aux maçons instruits. Par un Chevalier de tous les ordres maçoniques Philadelphie [i.e. Paris] : Chez Philarethe, rue de l'Equerre, à l'A-plomb, [M. DCC. LXXXVII. [1787]. First edition. Details: • Collation complete with all pages: 2 parts in 1 o “Recueil précieux de la Maçonnerie adonhiramite” o “La Vraie Maconnerie d’Adoption de Cantiques Maconniques” • References: ESTC N 71656; Caillet, II, 4849 and 4850; Mackey, Encyclopedia of Freemasonry • Language: French • Binding: Leather; tight & secure • Size: ~6in X 4in (15cm x 10cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 2179 Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        \"Mappe - Monde. Suivant les Nouvelles Observations\". Weltkarte in zwei Hemisphären, umgeben gestochenen Erklärungen. - Dabei: Gesamtkarten von Europa, Amerika, Asien und Afrika.

       5 altkolorierte Kupferstiche von Mr. Abbé Clouet, dat. 1787, je ca. 32 x 55 cm. Schöne, wohl erhaltene Folge dieser französischen Karten. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Dekorative Graphik, Spezialkarten, Landkarten, Spezialkarten, Weltkarte

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        L'Afrique divisée en ses Principaux Etats. Dressée d'après les Cartes de Mr. Bonne Hydrographe de la Marine [ Carte ancienne ]

      Chez Delamarche, 1787 - Grande carte en deux parties, format global : 69 x 99 cm, frontières rehaussées en couleur, A Paris, Chez Delamarche, Géographe, rue du Foin St Jacques, au Collège de Mtre Gervais, s.d. [circa 1787-1795 ] Très belle et grande carte d'Afrique (à ne pas confondre avec les tirages plus réduits, bien plus courants), reprise par Delamarche de la carte publiée chez Lattré en 1778. Ornée d'un cartouche très décoratif (roi africain étendu sur un lion, sous son parasol), cette carte unit des références encore mythiques sur une mystérieuse Afrique de l'intérieur encore inconnue à une très grande précision géographique, pour les zones côtières. Bon état (qq. petites mouill.) pour cette carte méritant un encadrement qui pourra la mettra en valeur. Langue: Français [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        STODDARD'S DIARY: or, The Columbia Almanack, for the Year of our Lord 1788

      Printed in Hudson: By Ashbel Stoddard, 1787. 1st printing thus (Drake 5952; Evans 20438). Period brown full calf binding. Joints split, with much extremity wear & front board nearly detached. Black leather owner label to front board, "S. A. Coffin." Binding: Fair to Good. Paper age-toned. Closely cropped at bottom, just below the lower rule. A Good copy.. Unpaginated, though 24 pages. NB. OCLC records 32 pages, so possibly lacking the E gathering? 12mo. OCLC records two holdings: the Library Company & AAS. NB. This almanack is followed by one of 24 pages, lacking the front wrapper, printed on bluish paper, marked "1788" by the prior owner. A sammelband of 12 almanacks, Tavistock Books' Inventory IDs 44639 - 44648; price is for the entire volume of 12 publications [2 not identified, lacking title leaf].

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        Saggio sull'origine, culto, letteratura, e costumi degli Arabi.

      Padova, nella stamperia del Seminario, 1787. - 4to. 12, CIII, (1) pp. With a woodcut vignette on the title page. (Bound with) II: Bohlen, Peter von. Symbolae ad interpretationem S. codicis ex lingua Persica. Leipzig, (Friedrich Christian Dürr for) Johann Ambros Barth, 1822. 47, (1) pp. Contemporary boards. I: An account of the religion, literature, and manners of the Arabs before the Prophet. While largely compiled from European sources, Pocock, George Sale, Sir William Jones, and D'Herbelot in particular (cf. Biographical Dictionary of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge III.2, 815), the book includes extensive quotations in Arabic as well as details on Mecca, the Kaaba, and Muhammad. Assemani (1752-1821), a great-nephew of Joseph Assemani, the cataloguer of the oriental manuscripts in the Vatican library, is best known for his catalogue of the manuscripts and Cufic coins in the Naniana in Venice (cf. Fück 125). - II: Rare Leipzig dissertation on the interpretation of Biblical usage based on Persian-language sources. This work trimmed rather closely, showing some brownstaining throughout, title severely browned with paper defects, rebacked. - Binding rubbed and bumped at extremeties. Provenance: three handwritten ownerships to first leaf of Assemani, namely 1) Heinrich Hävernick (1811-45), Protestant theologian in Rostock, dated 1841; 2) Gottlieb Röper (1812-86), classicist and poet in Danzig, writer on Abulfaragus, dated 1847; 3) Herman Stearns Davis (1868-1933), U.S. geographer and astronomer, dated 1895 (with his bookpate on pastedown). I: Brunet VI, 27994. Gay 3454. - II: Cf. Schwab 697 (1823 edition in-8vo). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Nuova Pianta dell'Inclita Citta di Venezia Regolata l'Anno 1787.

      1787 - Venice, Ludovico Furlanetto, 1787. 515 x 680mm, with separately printed key pasted underneath. Minor repairs to folds. A reduction of Ughi's 8-sheet map of 1725, this version first published in 1747. This is an example of the second state, with a title and date added in the scale cartouche, and a grid engraved over the map, referred to by the extensive key printed on a separate sheet and attached under the map. There are three more states known, the last in 1829. MORETTI: Venetia, 188, state 2 of 5.

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        Veduta della Piazza di S. Caterina di Pisa

      1787. Animata veduta della piazza antistante la Chiesa di S. Caterina. Alle spalle della chiesa si nota il Seminario Nuovo ed il Convitto Ecclesiastico, mentre sulla destra si nota la Confraternita del Crocione Soppressa. In controluce si nota grande e decorativa filigrana "Pescia al Paradiso" ad indicare la provenienza della carta utilizzata per la stampa. Buona conservazione, alcune macchie marginali che non recano alcun fastidio. Rif.: "Pisa e il suo territorio: tra cartografia e vedutismo dal XV° secolo al XIX° secolo" Raccolta di Valentino Cai vol I° pag. 92 N° 111

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        Veduta della Piazza de' Cavalieri di Pisa

      1787. Veduta della Piazza dei Cavalieri di Pisa animata in primo piano da un gruppo di personaggi.Sulla sinistra si vede il Palazzo Conventuale dirimpetto al quale si trova la fontana con statua di Cosimo I. Sullo sfondo si vede la Chiesa Conventuale di S. Stefano, il Palazzo della Canonica ed il Palazzo della Cancelleria. In controluce si nota grande e decorativa filigrana "Pescia al Paradiso" ad indicare la provenienza della carta utilizzata per la stampa. Ottima conservazione. Rif.: "Pisa e il suo territorio: tra cartografia e vedutismo dal XV° secolo al XIX° secolo" Raccolta di Valentino Cai vol I° pag. 90 N° 107.

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        Zamor oder der Mann aus dem Monde kein bloßer Roman. Erstausg.

      Berlin, in der Myliusschen Buchhandlung, 1787. - 486 S., 8°, Marmoriertes Halbleinen mit Rückentext Bloch 2/281; Wolfstieg 41510; Kloß 3961; Taute, Bundesromane 56: "Diese größtentheils aus Bahrdts Feder stammende Satire sollte die 'mit dem gröbsten Fanatismus und finsterem Katholizismus verhunzte deutsche Maurerei' geisseln". - Carl Friedrich Bahrdt (1740-1792), radikaler evang. Aufklärungstheologe u. Schriftsteller. 1766 ordentlicher Professor der biblischen Philologie in Leipzig. 1768 musste er wegen Affären mit Prostituierten sein Amt niederlegen. Auf Betreiben von Christian Adolph Klotz erhielt er 1769 eine Professur für biblische Altertümer in Erfurt. Ungeachtet seiner Liebschaften heiratete er in Erfurt Johanna Elisabetha Volland, die Witwe des Fürstlich Sächsischen Weimar- u. Eisenacher Regierungssekretärs Christian Wilhelm Kühn. Allerdings erregte er durch seine Lehren bald wieder großen Anstoß, so dass er 1771, vermittelt durch Johann Salomo Semler, einem Ruf als Prediger u. Professor nach Gießen folgte. 1775 verlor er zum dritten Mal sein Amt, wieder auf Grund seines anstößigen Lebenswandels. 1777 trat er der Freimaurerei in England bei. Zunächst landesflüchtig, erhielt er 1779 durch Vermittlung des preußischen Ministers Karl Abraham von Zedlitz die Erlaubnis, in Halle zu leben, wo er als Schriftsteller tätig war u. allen Bestrebungen des Senats u. der orthodoxen Theologen zum Trotz in der philosophischen Fakultät Vorlesungen als Privatdozent hielt, an denen bis zu 900 Hörer teilnahmen. Nachdem er seine Frau verstoßen hatte, lebte er mit seiner Dienstmagd zusammen u. betrieb mit ihr in einem bei Halle gekauften Weinberg eine Gastwirtschaft, von der behauptet wurde es sei ein Freudenhaus. 1783 gründete er, mit Wissen Adam Weishaupts, die quasi-illuminatische Geheimgesellschaft "Deutsche Union der XXII", die 1788 durch eine Kampfschrift von Johann Joachim Christoph Bode aufgedeckt wurde. 1789 geriet Bahrdt als Verfasser des Lustspiels "Das Religionsedikt" erneut in Bedrängnis. Die Satire hatte sich gegen die restaurative Wende in der preußischen Kirchen- u. Kulturpolitik gewandt u. den preußischen König verspottet. Nach fast 8monatiger Untersuchungshaft wurde der äußerst umstrittene Theologe zu einjährigem Festungsarrest in Magdeburg verurteilt. Dort schrieb er seine Autobiographie "Geschichte seines Lebens". Er verstarb 1792 auf seinem Weinberg in Nietleben. - Barhdt schrieb über sich selbst: "Ich bin ein interessanter Mensch, bin berühmt in ganz Deutschland, habe Aufsehen erregt von der Düna bis zum Ursprung des Rheins und von der Weichsel bis an die Maas." (Kommentar, in: Pott, Briefe, Bd.I, Vorrede, S.V/VI. Siehe auch: Th. Hoeren: Präjakobiner in Deutschland Carl Friedrich Bahrdt) - Etwas bestossen u. berieben; Aussengelenke leicht angerissen; leicht schief gelesen; Vorsatz mit Besitzervermerk von 1944; Schnitt u. einige Blatt etwas fleckig; wenige Blatt mit "Eselsohr", sonst gut. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        AN ACCOUNT OF THE CAPTIVITY OF ELIZABETH HANSON, LATE OF KACHECKY IN NEW ENGLAND: Who, with Four of Her Children, and Servant-maid, was taken Captive by the Indians, and Carried into Canada.

      James Phillips, London 1787 - 28 pages of text. Rebound in brown cloth with gilt title on spine; minimal shelfwear. The page edges are slightly trimmed. Small hole with an old repair in margin of title page. Minor foxing. Howes H171; Field 646; Ayer 29; Sabin 30265. The text is based on conversations with Mrs. Hanson, Stated: New Edition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kurt Gippert Bookseller ABAA]
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        Aussicht bey der Papiermühle bey Dornburg an der Saale.

      - altkol. Umrißkupferstich n. u. v. Schwarz ( Carl Benjamin ), dat. 1787, 18,5 x 27 Hellmann, Eine malerische und romantische Reise an der Saale im Jahr 1786, 17 (als tuschlavierte Umrissradierung); malerische Ansicht des Saaletales bei Dornburg; aus der seltenen und gesuchten Serie von Carl Benjamin Schwarz, meist nur tuschlaviert, hier in dezenten Farben altkoloriert; leicht fleckig, auf Papier van der Ley.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        Acts of Assembly Passed in the Island of Jamaica from the Year 1681 to the Year 1769 Inclusive

      [Bound with]: Appendix: Containing The Laws Respecting Slaves. [Bound with]: An Abridgement Of The Laws Of Jamaica, In Manner Of An Index.... 4 vols. in 1. Folio. Modern half calf, marbled boards, unobtrusive old library stamp to title. [2], 31, [1], 262, [2]; [2], 15, [1], 82, 5, [1]; [4], 32; [4], 29pp. Kingston, Jamaica, Alexander Aikman,

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        Historischer Versuch über die Zigeuner betreffend die Lebensart und Verfassung, Sitten und Schicksale dieses Volks seit seiner Erscheinung in Europa, und dessen Ursprung. Zweyte, viel veränderte und vermehrte Auflage.

      Göttingen, Dieterich 1787.. XVI, 358 S., 5 Bll. HLdr. d. Zt. Erstes wissenschaftliches Werk der Tsiganologie. - Black 46; Hayn-Got. VIII, 652; ADB IX, 637: “Als erste, eingehende, sehr fleißige, wenn auch nicht immer mit Kritik, compilirte Arbeit über die Zigeuner ist dieses Werk zu seiner Zeit von hohem Wert gewesen.” - Die Schrift stellte zum ersten Mal die indische Abstammung der Zigeuner sicher, die bis dahin aus linguistischen Gründen nur vermutet wurde. - Rückenenden mit kl. Fehlstellen. Nur teilweise leicht gebräunt. Gutes Exemplar.

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        Anfangsgründe der Wundarzneykunst, 7 Bände komplett.

      Dieterich, Göttingen, 1787 - 1804 - 7 Bände, OHLdr., 8°, XII, 564 S.; VI, 514 S.; 2 Bll., 528 S.; 2 Bll., 428 S.; VI, 472 S.; 2 Bll., 476 S.; 2 Bll., 284 S., mit 45, teils gefalt. Kupfertafeln mit Darstellungen von Instrumenten, Band 1 und 2 in 2. Auflage, ansonsten 1. Auflage, Einbände leicht berieben und bestoßen, sowie nicht einheitlich gebunden, alter Eigentümervermerk [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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