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        The Harbour of Trepassey with Mutton and Biscay Bays / The Road and Harbour of Placentia. By James Cook / St. Mary's Harbour. [published in: The North-American Pilot for Newfoundland, Labradore, the Gulf and River St.Laurence: being a collection of sixty accurate charts and plans, drawn from original surveys: taken by James Cook and Michael Lane, Surveyors, and Joseph Gilbert, and other officers in the King's service] [V]

      London: Robert Sayer & John Bennett, 10th May 1770. Copper engraving with three maps on one single-page sheet (plate area: 14 x 12 inches). 21 7/8 x 14 5/8 inches. A spectacular chart from the survey which laid the foundation upon which Captain Cook's reputation as a surveyor and navigator rested. At the conclusion of the French and Indian War, the British needed accurate charts of the territories that had been awarded to them in the Treaty of Paris. The areas that were of particular interest to the Admiralty included Labrador and Newfoundland."On 19 April 1763 James Cook, Master R.N.. was ordered by the Admiralty to proceed to Newfoundland 'in order to your taking a survey of the Parts of the Coasts and Harbours of that Island'" (Tooley & Skelton, in Tooley's The Mapping of America p.177). His appointment would have been based, in no small part, on the glowing endorsment of his commanding officer, who had written to the Admiralty in December 1762 "that from my experience of Mr. Cook's genius and capacity, I think him well fitted for the work he has undertaken, and for greater undertakings of the same kind". "The charting of Newfoundland and southern Labrador by Cook... and by his successor Michael Lane ... was unequalled, for thoroughness and method, by any previous hydrographic work by Englishmen [and also allowed Cook to master the art of practical surveying and navigation, in a way that brought him to the attention of the Admiralty and Royal Society at a crucial moment. More immediately.] it produced the first charts of this extensive and difficult coastline that could (in the words of a later hydrographer) 'with any degree of safety be trusted by the seaman'" (Tooley & Skelton op. cit.). Cook started by surveying the northwest stretch of coastline in 1763 and 1764, then in 1765 and 1766 the south coast between Cape Ray and the Burin Peninsula, and in 1767 the west coast. His work was interrupted by what was to prove to be the first of his three great voyages to the Pacific, and the work on Newfoundland and southern Labrador was finished by Michael Lane between 1768 and 1773. Thomas Jefferys used the charts by Cook and others to form the "Collection of Charts of 1769- 70, a prototype ... for the celebrated North-American Pilot which was to be published in five English editions from 1775 to 1806" (Tooley & Skelton op,cit.). The present example is from Sayer and Bennett's 1775 edition (Tooley & Skelton's # 13). Skelton & Tooley, "The Marine Surveys of James Cook in North America" 13.V in Tooley, The Mapping of America..

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        Trinity Harbour / Carboniere and Harbour Grace / St. John's Harbour / Cape Broyle Harbour ...[published in: The North-American Pilot for Newfoundland, Labradore, the Gulf and River St.Laurence: being a collection of sixty accurate charts and plans, drawn from original surveys: taken by James Cook and Michael Lane, Surveyors, and Joseph Gilbert, and other officers in the King's service] [IV]

      London: Robert Sayer & John Bennett, 10 May 1770. Copper engraving with four maps on one single-page sheet (plate area: 15 x 11 1/2 inches). Good condition, old horizontal fold. 21 1/8 x 14 3/4 inches. A spectacular chart from the survey which laid the foundation upon which Captain Cook's reputation as a surveyor and navigator rested. At the conclusion of the French and Indian War, the British needed accurate charts of the territories that had been awarded to them in the Treaty of Paris. The areas that were of particular interest to the Admiralty included Labrador and Newfoundland."On 19 April 1763 James Cook, Master R.N.. was ordered by the Admiralty to proceed to Newfoundland 'in order to your taking a survey of the Parts of the Coasts and Harbours of that Island'" (Tooley & Skelton, in Tooley's The Mapping of America p.177). His appointment would have been based, in no small part, on the glowing endorsment of his commanding officer, who had written to the Admiralty in December 1762 "that from my experience of Mr. Cook's genius and capacity, I think him well fitted for the work he has undertaken, and for greater undertakings of the same kind". "The charting of Newfoundland and southern Labrador by Cook... and by his successor Michael Lane ... was unequalled, for thoroughness and method, by any previous hydrographic work by Englishmen [and also allowed Cook to master the art of practical surveying and navigation, in a way that brought him to the attention of the Admiralty and Royal Society at a crucial moment. More immediately.] it produced the first charts of this extensive and difficult coastline that could (in the words of a later hydrographer) 'with any degree of safety be trusted by the seaman'" (Tooley & Skelton op. cit.). Cook started by surveying the northwest stretch of coastline in 1763 and 1764, then in 1765 and 1766 the south coast between Cape Ray and the Burin Peninsula, and in 1767 the west coast. His work was interrupted by what was to prove to be the first of his three great voyages to the Pacific, and the work on Newfoundland and southern Labrador was finished by Michael Lane between 1768 and 1773. Thomas Jefferys used the charts by Cook and others to form the "Collection of Charts of 1769-70, a prototype ... for the celebrated North-American Pilot which was to be published in five English editions from 1775 to 1806" (Tooley & Skelton op,cit.). The present example is from Sayer and Bennett's 1775 edition (Tooley & Skelton's # 13). Skelton & Tooley, "The Marine Surveys of James Cook in North America" 13.IV in Tooley, The Mapping of America.

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        Vollständiges Kräuter-Buch und Künstliche Contrefeyungen der Bäumen, Stauden, Hecken, Kräutern, Geträyde, Gewürtzen... samt... Kunst zu destilliren... Bauung der Gärten, und Pflanzung der Bäumen.. Anjetzo aber mit einer Zugabe begleitet.... v. Balthasar Ehrhart. 2 Teile in 1 Bd.

      Folio. Mit zahlreichen Holzschnitten. 4 Bl., 566 S., 1 Bl., S. 571-750, 12 Bl; 4 Bl., 136 S. Neueres Hldr., papierbezog. Holzdeckel. Nissen, BBI 1228. - Die Holzschnitte in kräftigen Abdrucken. - Sehr gut erhalten.

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        Tratado del Origen, y Arte de Escribir Bien, illustrado con veinte y cinco laminasÉ

      Narcisco OlivaGeronea: Narcisco Oliva, [n.d., ca. 1770] Second edition, following the Barcelona edition, published by Carlos Saper‡ in 1768. The same engravings appear in both editions. In the present edition, the second calligraphic plate appears in a second state, with horizontal ruling added. The present edition has two additional chapters, other textual additions, and extra licenses not found in the first edition, but lacks the two-leaf "Alphabeto de letras mayusculas floreadas.". Contemporary limp vellum with title in manuscript on spine. . Folio. Engraved frontisportrait of the author within an elaborated calligraphic background, engraved dedication leaf (to Don Carlos Tercero) and twenty engraved plates of calligraphy. Large woodcut text illustration on p. 57. Decorative headbands, tail-pieces and initial letters. Text in double columns. The last four pages consist of various printed alphabets. Covers soiled, chip at foot of spine. Light stamp on title-page and at a couple of other points. Some plates slightly shaved, calligraphic doodling on back endpapers. A good copy. OCLC lists six copies of the present edition (some with the date wrongly reckoned as 1766), and nine copies of the first. The Harvard Library Hollis Catalogue, which has both editions, is helpful in sorting out the differences.

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        Remarkable News from the Stars, or an Ephemeris... The Gentleman's Diary, or the Mathematical Repository... The Ladies' Diary: or Woman's Almanack... MOORE, Francis. Vox Stellarum: or, a Loyal Alamanack... PARTRIDGE, John. Merlinus Liberatus. Parker's Ephemeris... The Coelestial Diary: or an Ephemeris... Poor Robin. An Almanack... SAUNDERS, Richard. The English Apollo; or Useful Companion... SEASON, Henry. Speculum Anni: or Season on the Seasons... WING, Tycho. [Greek title] Olympia Domata, or an Almanack... WHITE, Robert. [Greek title] Atlas Ouranious. The Cœlestial Atlas; or, A new Ephemeris...

      London: Printed for the Company of Stationers 1770.. Twelve works bound in one volume, 8vo, 48 pp each, with the final gathering of the Gentleman's Diary bound in the middle of the Ladies' Diary. Titles and various other parts - tables, etc - printed in red and black, plus diagrams and charts in the text, marbled endpapers, one leaf with slight loss affecting the text, another leaf with a closed tear. Contemporary red morocco, gilt borders and a central lozenge, rebacked to style with further gilt decoration. A splendid array of individually scarce works, each approaching the basic function of an almanac from a different angle, from the social to the scientific and including a good deal of useful astronomical information.

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        A Treatise on Mensuration, both in Theory and Practice

      T. Saint for the author 4to, period calf, rebacked preserving original spine strip, raised bands, recent morocco label in period style, illustrated, xxvi, 646, [2] pp. Some wear to covers, slight browning and aging, small sketch on front cover, some notes on subscriber page, signature on front pastedown and end paper; else very good. Perhaps one of the most significant features of this book is that this was Thomas Bewick?s first illustrating assignment. All the diagrams illustrating this work are his handy work. Bewick was an apprentice when he took on the job of illustrating this book, which would help him perfect his technique at wood engraving. This would be the first step in a long career as a book illustrator. The book is signed by C. Pope and Samuel B. Pope, and there is an inscription on the first page of subscribers, dated 1928, that states ?This book is undoubtedly belonged to Christopher Pope of Bristol, who built the blast furnace in Tynycoitre Machen??

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