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        Papay." Zweig der Papaya mit Blättern und Blüten; Raupen, Puppen und zwei Faltern

      Altkolorierter Kupferstich aus Maria Sibylla Merian "Histoire Générale des Insects de Surinam" 1771. 39x28 cm. -

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        Guajava alba dulcis." Zweig der Guayave mit Blättern; Raupen, Puppen und Faltern

      Altkolorierter Kupferstich aus Maria Sibylla Merian "Histoire Générale des Insects de Surinam" 1771. 38x28.5 cm. -

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        Wycke-Bockies." Zweig der Pflanze, die zu den Mimosenartigen zählt, mit Blättern, Schote und Blüte; Raupe und zwei Schmetterlingen Phoebis argante

      Altkolorierter Kupferstich von Joseph Mulder nach Maria Sibylla Merian aus "Histoire Générale des Insects de Surinam" 1771. 35x28.5 cm. -

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        Jasmin." Pflanze mit Blättern und Blüten; am Stiel der Pflanze

      Altkolorierter Kupferstich von Pieter Sluyter nach Maria Sibylla Merian aus "Histoire Générale des Insects de Surinam" 1771. 35x25.5 cm. -

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        Arbre de gomme gutte." Zweig mit Blättern und Darstellung der Gewinnung des als Gummigutt bekannten Gummiharzes, zwei großen Eulenfaltern Thysania agrippina und Raupe

      Altkolorierter Kupferstich von Joseph Mulder nach Maria Sibylla Merian aus "Histoire Générale des Insects de Surinam" 1771. 39x29 cm. - Dargestellt ist wohl ein Zweig des Terpentinbaumes, den Maria Sibylla Merian für einen wild wachsenden Gummi-Guttae-Baum hielt.

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        Marmelade doosjes Boom." Zweig der Duroia eriopila aus der Familie der Rubiaceae mit Blättern, geschlossener und geöffneter Frucht; Schmetterling der Schwalbenschwanzart Protesilaus glaucolaus, Raupe und Puppe

      Altkolorierter Kupferstich von Pieter Sluyter nach Maria Sibylla Merian aus "Histoire Générale des Insects de Surinam" 1771. 33.5x26.5 cm. - Die Baumart wurde von Maria Sibylla Merian als "Marmeladendosenbaum" bezeichnet.

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        Histoire du Vicomte de Turenne, Marechal - General des Armees du Roi

      Amsterdam - Leipzig Arkstee and Merkus. 1771. Bound in full calf. Gilt tooled spine compartments. Marbled endsheets and edges. 16mo. Illustrated with frontis pieces and 12 large folding maps. An early reprint of the 1st Edition ( 1735 ) but containing the same number of large fold-out maps as that edition. Volumes 1 and 2 contain the complete six books of the military memoirs ( including all maps). Volumes 3 & 4 are 5 books of additional letters, and political pieces noted as Preuves De L'Histoire du Vicomte de Turenne. There may have been an additional book of letters, etc. not present with this set. Head and tailpieces chipped or lacking, wear to extremities, stamped title to spine of Vol. 1 lacking, short tears to several maps. All in all a Good set with some very crisp well preserved large folding maps. Featured Sets.

      [Bookseller: Heldfond Book Gallery, ABAA-ILAB]
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        The Works of Moliere, In Six Volumes, A New Translation

      R. Taylor, Berwick 1771 - All six volumes, VG overall. Full tan leather , gilt ruling to both boards, five raised bands on spine, title in gilt in second compartment, volume number in gilt in third compartment, gilt pattern in other compartments, plain white endpapers. Minor scuffing to boards, some wear to heads and tails of spines, minor cracking on some volumes between spine and boards, tiny wormhole at top of Vol. VI, not in any way affecting text. Front hinge on Vol. I just beginning to crack, other hinges and gutters solid. Text blocks on all volumes square, boards solidly attached. Contents: Vol. I (270 pp.), An Account of the Author, The Blunderer or the Counter-plots, The Amorous Quarrel, The Miser. Vol. II (298 pp.), The Romantic Ladies, Don Garcia of Navarre or the Jealous Prince, The School for Husbands, The School for Wives, The School for Wives Criticised, The Impromptu of Versailles. Vol. III (302 pp.), The Man-Hater, The Mock-Doctor, Don John or the Feast of the Statue, Love is the Best Doctor, The Imposter. Vol. IV (307 pp.), Squire Lubberly, Amphitryon, The Husband Outwitted, The Cuckold in Conceit, The Forced Marriage, The Magnificent Lovers. Vol. V (309 pp.), Psyche, The Gentleman Cit, The Impertinents, The Sicilian or Love Makes a Painter, The Learned Ladies. Vol. VI (287 pp.), The Cheats of Scapin, Melicerta, The Countess of Escarbagnas, The Princess of Elis, The Feast of Versailles, The Hypochondriac. Front pastedown of each volume has a brownish square, perhaps from a very old bookplate that has since fallen away, it does not appear to have affected the paper at all. Minor foxing throughout. Due to the size and value of this set, additional postage will apply. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Folge von 5 alt ankolor. Einblattdrucken (Kupferstichen) mit Episoden aus dem Leben des Räubers Matthias Klostermayer, genannt "Bayrischer Hiasl"

      Augsburg, Will, o. J. (ca. 1771 - 1775).. Verschiediedene Querformate. Drugulin 4900; Hayn, Vier neue Curiositäten-Bibliographieen, 20 und 26: "Sehr selten!" (tls. mit anderen Blättern). - Fünf Blätter einer unter dem Titel "Ausführliche Relation" beim Augsburger Verleger Johann Martin Will um oder bald nach 1771 erschienenen Folge über die Untaten und die Verhaftung des Bayerischen Hiasl im Januar des Jahres 1771. Da die bei Hayn aufgeführten Blätter nur zum Teil den hier vorliegenden übereinstimmen, ist von einer größeren Serie auszugehen. In ihrem ganzen Umfang liegt diese Folge vielleicht in dem einzigen über den KVK nachweisbaren Exemplar vor (München, Bayerisches Nationalmuseum, mit zwölf Blättern). - Hier vorhanden: I. "Matthäus Klostermayer oder der so genannte Bayerische Hiesel." - II. "Verwegne That des Berüchtigen Bayrischen Hiesel nebst seinen Cammeraden, welche unweit Augspurg auf einem Dorf vormittag zwischen 9. und 10. Uhr den 14. Dezbr. 1770. Frevelhaffter Weiss in ein Haus eingefallen …" - III. "Die Gefangennehmung des Bayrischen Hiesel, samt 9 seiner Cameraden in Osterzell 12. Stund ober Augspurg d. 14. Ian. 1771." - IV. "Anrede des Bubens nach der Gefangennehmung an den Bayerischen Hiesel in Osterzell, den 14. Januarii früh zwischen 7. und 11. Uhr 1771". - V. "Transport des Bayrischen Hiesel … von Buchlo nach Dillingen … den 13. 14. und 15. Hornung 1771." - Ein Bl. mit Ausriss am Rand des Textes (geringer Buchstabenverlust), knapp beschnitten, etw. knittrig, rückseitig Montagespuren, berieben, fleckig und gebräunt.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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        Les Comédies de Terence. Traduction nouvelle, avec le texte Latin a côté, et des notes

      P., Jombert, 1771.. 1771. 3 volumes: XXIV, 591(1)/(4)512/(4)485(5) pp. avec frontispice dans le premier volume & 6 figures par COCHIN. Reliure de l'époque, veau glacé, étiqq. en maroquin brun foncé dorées, dos à 5 nerfs ornés dor. Plats triple encadr. de filets & fleurons d'angle; dentelles & dentelles intérieures, ff. de garde marebrées, tranches rouges. In-8°. COHEN/RICCI, col. 984; BRUNET V, col. 721; VICAIRE, 39137. Reliure légèrement frottée, une planche avec 2 petites tâches marginales, sinon très bon état encore. ¶ Nicely executed, richly gilt-tooled bindings. Only slightly rbbd., one plate w. 2 very small marginal stains; a very well -preserved copy.

      [Bookseller: INTERNATIONAAL ANTIQUARIAAT]
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        The Baronetage of England: Containing a Genealogical and Historical Account of all the English Baronets Now Existing... Illustrated with Their Coats of Arms... to Which is Added an Account of Such Nova Scotia Baronets As Are of English Families; And a Dictionary of Heraldry ... by E. Kimber and R. Johnson....[Complete in Three Volumes]

      London, Printed For G. Woodfall [Etc. ], 1771. 2nd Edition. Edited and continued from the 1741 edition. Illustrated with 346 plates (coats of arms) - Plates printed on both sides. Subjects: Nobility--England--Early works to 1800. Baronetage--Genealogy (England and Nova Scotia) --Early works to 1800. Finely bound all in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with contrasting title and volume gilt-blocked labels. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans and additional detail on request.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Memoirs of Great Briatin and Ireland : from the Dissolution of the Last Parliament of Charles II. Until the Sea-Battle of La Hogue / by Sir John Darymple, Bart.... - [Complete in 2 Volumes]

      London ; Edinburgh : W. Strahan [1771-1778], 1771. 2nd Edition. Physical desc. : viii, 8, 509 p ; 28 cm. Subject: Great Britain - Foreign relations - 1660-1714 - Revolution of 1688. Oceania - Description and travel. Scotland - History - The Union, 1707. Notes: Title varies: Volume 2, part 1, entitled: Memoirs of Great Britain and Ireland...consisting Chiefly of letters from the French ambassadors in England to their court... Very good copies both in the original, full aniline calf. Period sympathetically re-backed with the original volume indication labels retained; very impressively finished. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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        Commentaries on the Laws of England. The Fourth [sic] Edition. Eller 6

      Dublin: Printed for John Exshaw [and others; imprint varies], 1771. Contemporary calf, rubbed, a few repairs, new labels; a sound set A very early Dublin-printed, pirated edition (the second) of Blackstone's classic work, appearing during the same year as the first American edition, and the first in Ireland in which all four volumes were published during the same year

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.]
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        The Expedition of Humphry Clinker. by the Author of Roderic Random ...[Complete in Three Volumes]

      London; Printed For W. Johnston And B. Collins, 1771. 2nd Edition. CBEL II 964. Form/Genre: Picaresque literature. Epistolary fiction. Originally published as: The expedition of Humphry Clinker. 1771. Fine copies all in the original tan aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with a set of handsome, contrasting wine and red morocco title and volume labels. A superb set; highly uncommon in such polished condition.

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        Commentaries on the Laws of England, Philadelphia, 1771, Volume 1 only

      1771 - Blackstone, William [1723-1780]. Commentaries on the Laws of England. In Four Books. Re-Printed From the British Copy, Page for Page with the Last Edition. America [Philadelphia]: Robert Bell, 1772. Volume I [ONLY]. [iv], ii, [ii], [iv], 485 pp. Octavo (9" x 5-1/2"). Contemporary sheep, blind fillets to boards, raised bands and lettering piece to spine. Light rubbing to boards and extremities, corners bumped, a few shallow scuffs to boards, hinges cracked, front pastedown loose, "James Congdon's/ Charlestown May 1776" to recto, brief contemporary annotation to following endleaf. Toning, faint dampspotting in a few places, internally clean. A nice copy. * First American edition, reprinted verbatim from the fourth Oxford edition (1770). This was a significant publication for early American lawyers and statesman, such as John Adams, one of the subscribers to this edition, and a landmark in the history of American publishing. Volume I contains four pages of advertisements, including Bell's prospectus for this edition (addressed "To the American World"). Eller notes that the "preface is dated 2 Nov. 1765. Like the preface in the fourth Oxford edition, it contains only the first three paragraphs of Blackstone's original preface to the first Oxford edition." Eller, The William Blackstone Collection in the Yale Law Library 80. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd., ABAA ILAB]
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        Philosophia Britannica : Or, a New and Comprehensive System of the Newtonian Philosophy, Astronomy, and Geography (3 Volume Set)

      W. Strahan, 1771-01-01. 3rd. Hardcover. Very Good. 3 volume set. Modern 1/4 leather binding, with marbled boards. Fine bindings. Spines gilt ruled in 6 compartments. Pleasing to to sight and touch. Clean, unmarked pages. 81 plates. Numerous fold outs. A superior set. Please see our pictures. Wallis-Newton & Newtoniana 115.3; Babson 90; Houzeau & Lancaster 9255.

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        Idee Generale D'une Collection Complette D'estampes, Avec Une Dissertation Sur L'origin De La Gravure & Sur Les Premiers Livres D'images

      Chez Jean Paul Kraus, 1771. Hardcover. Good. Bound in contemporary half leather. Octavo size. Good binding and cover. Front board detached. Minor wear to extremities. Chipping and loss to head and tail on spine. 520 p. Clean, unmarked pages with minimal toning. Please feel free to view our pictures.

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        Mutton Fish [Pl. 25, Vol. II]

      London: printed for Benjamin White, 1771 [Third edition]. Hand-coloured copper engraving, on fine laid paper. Very good condition. 10 3/4 x 13 3/4 inches. 13 3/4 x 20 1/8 inches. A fine image from Catesby's 'The Natural History of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands', "the most famous colour-plate book of American plant and animal life...a fundamental and original work for the study of American species" (Hunt). The mutton snapper is commonly found in the Western Atlantic, between Massachusetts and as far south as Brazil. They are, however, most populous in the Bahamas, Antilles, and southern Florida, and they primarily inhabit coral reefs, continental shelves, and rock bottoms. Trained as a botanist, Catesby travelled to Virginia in 1712 and remained there for seven years, sending back to England collections of plants and seeds. With the encouragement of Sir Hans Sloane and others, Catesby returned to America in 1722 to seek materials for his 'Natural History'; he travelled extensively in Carolina, Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas, sending back further specimens. His preface provides a lengthy account of the development of this work, including his decision to study with Joseph Goupy in order to learn to etch his plates himself to ensure accuracy and economy. A lovely and important work, embodying the most impressive record made during the colonial period of the natural history of an American colony. The most significant work of American natural history before Audubon's Birds of America. Cf. Anker 95; cf. Clark I:55; cf. Dunthorne 72; cf. Fine Bird Books (1990), p. 86; cf. Great Flower Books (1990), p.85; cf. Meisel III:340; cf. Nissen BBI 336, IVB 177; cf. Sabin 11509; cf. Stafleu & Cowan TL2 1057; cf. Wood p. 282; cf. Amy Meyers and Margaret Pritchard, Empire's Nature, Mark Catesby's New World Vision, Williamsburg, 1998

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        NEW GEOGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL GRAMMAR:

      1771. Very Good. SALMON, Thomas A NEW GEOGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL GRAMMAR: Wherein the geographical part is truly modern; and the present state of the several kingdoms of the world is so interspersed, as to render the study of geography both entertaining and instructive... Illustrated with a new set of maps of the countries described. The Fourteenth Edition, with very large additions and improvements, brought down to the present times. Edinburgh: Willison and Darling..., 1771. Twenty-four plates, including twenty-two fold-out maps, as called for, and a frontispiece portrait of King George III and Queen Charlotte. Octavo: xii,[2],7-603,[13] pp. In a much worn and heavily scuffed contemporary leather binding with 1/2" loss at crown, a short tear at heel, one joint starting, and a skinned patch on the lower board. Near contemporary ink ownerships on back of frontispiece. The text leaves and maps are age-toned with some intermittent light to moderate foxing. Most maps are crisply folded and have sharp edges. The notable exception is the map of the world which has some loss along one fold (a rectangular patch in the Pacific Ocean), a horizontal tear at the top edge (without loss but the piece is heavily creased), and it is starting at folds. Nonetheless, despite the wear noted above, it is a very good and complete copy of this popular eighteenth-century work which is seldom found intact.

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        Geodaesia: or the Art of Surveying and Measuring Land Made Easy

      J Rivington, London, 1771. Ninth Edition Corrected and Improved. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Includes: showing by plain and practical rules, to survey, protract, cast up, reduce or divide any piece of land whatsoever; with new tables fro the ease of the surveyor in reducing the measure of land. Moreover a facile and sure way of surveying by the chain than has hitherto been taught as also to lay out new lands in America or elsewhere: and how to make a perfect Map of a River's Mouth or Harbour; with several other things never before published in our language. This ninth edition, corrected and improved by Samuel Clark.& Full calf binding with red title label bearing gilt title on spine. Boards bumped at edges, scratched and worn. Outer hinges starting to crack but boards still very firmly attached. Very slightly lacking at top of spine otherwise a fine tight copy. Internally, occasional moisture traces to margins not affecting text else overall a good clean sound copy given its age. Size: Octavo (standard book size). xviii, 196, xvii, 4, xxiv, xiii, 8. .. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; Britain/UK; 18th century; Mathematics. Inventory No: 14586..

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        The Abridgement Of The Gardeners Dictionary: Containing The best and newest Methods of Cultivating and Improving the Kitchen, Fruit, Flower Gardens, and Nursery; As also for Performing the Practical Parts of Husbandry: Together with The Management of Vineyards, And the Methods of Making Wine in England

      London: John and Francis Rivington et al, 1771. Sixth edition, corrected and enlarged. leather_bound. Contemporary full brown calf rebacked in period style. Near fine./No Dust Jacket. 27 x 21.5 cm. A2,*2,A-Zzz4,4A-5Z. Engraved frontispiece, twelve copper engraved fold-out plates. Index Latinus. Index of the English Names of the Plants mentioned in this Work, two leaves of Adverts. HENREY, VOL.II, p.217. "The sixth edition recently has been declared as the official starting point for the nomenclature of cultivars of cultivated plants, taking a place of importance as a nomenclature second only to the Linnaeus' `Species plantarum (1753)......As regards the common opinion of Miller's GARDENERS' DICTIONARY, I have asked several of the greatest and best horticulturists both in England and America, what author and what book they had found and believed to be the best in horticulture.....They have answered with one mouth, Miller's GARDENERS' DICTIONARY." Overall clean and bright, some light, scattered toning, raised bands, red leather spine label printed in gilt, early owner inscription free endpaper.

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        Histoire générale des insectes de Surinam et de toute l'Europe... Troisième édition revue, corrigée et considérablement augmentée par M. Buch'oz... à laquelle on a joint une troisième partie qui traite des plus belles fleurs

      Paris: Chez L.C. Desnos, 1771. 1 volume ('...Tome Troisième, Des Plantes bulbeuse, Liliacées, Caryophyllées'). Folio. (19 9/16 x 13 inches). 69 hand-coloured engraved plates of flowers after Rabel. Bound to style in 18th-century diced russia gilt, covers with triple fillet border with floral spray cornerpiece, spine in seven compartments with raised bands, red morocco lettering-piece in the second, the others with repeat decoration in gilt made up from various small tools. A fine hand-coloured copy of the complete series of Rabel's plates to his 'Theatrum florae' : a fourth edition of one of the finest of the early 17th-century botanical works. The rarest of Desnos's extraordinary publications, the present work is an unacknowledged fourth edition of Daniel Rabel's Theatrum florae. It includes all 69 of the plates that are present in the first three editions (published without text in Paris in 1622, 1627 and 1633 respectively). The plate captions found in the earlier editions have been burnished out, but reappear almost word for word in the text. The additional text is, in part if not all, by Bu'choz. The plants depicted include all the most decorative flowers available to 17th-century gardeners and is truly '...une tres-jolie collection... qui ont ete dessinees & gravees d'apres nature' (see preface to vol.I). The fact that Rabel's name is omitted is not surprising since it is not included in any of the earlier editions, and it is only in the last 60 years that the work has been re-attributed to him. Rabel enjoyed a considerable reputation during his lifetime. Rightfully, he has now been rescued from obscurity, indeed, Blunt considered Rabel to be one of the two greatest French botanical artists of the 17th century, noting that his work, along with that of his successor Nicolas Robert, was 'consummate in its perfection' (The Art of Botanical Illustration p.114). There is no mention of this later edition, but for references to the 17th-century editions, see: Blunt (1994) p.115; BM(NH) V,p.2088; Cleveland Collections 176 and 187; Hunt Printmaking in the Service of Botany 14; Nissen BBI 1575; L. Tongiorgi Tomasi An Oak Spring Flora 15; Pritzel 10855.

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        Blue-Wing Shoveler [Pl. 96, Vol. I]

      London: printed for Benjamin White, 1771 [Third edition]. Hand-coloured copper engraving, on fine laid paper. Very good condition. Uneven left edge. Maringal rippling in right margin. 13 3/4 x 10 1/4 inches. 20 x 14 inches. A fine image from Catesby's "The Natural History of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands," "the most famous colour-plate book of American plant and animal life...a fundamental and original work for the study of American species" (Hunt). Also known as the spoonbill, the northern shoveler is commonly found in the Virginia and the Carolinas during the winter season. The shape of their distinct spatula-like bill enables them to feed on small aquatic animals and plants both on top of and below the water's surface. In his accompanying text, Catesby observes that "[i]ts bill is three inches long, coal black (though this is of a reddish brown, spotted with black) much broader toward the tip than at the base, excavated like a buckler, of a round circumference. At the end it hath a small crooked hook or nail; each mandible is pectinated or toothed like a comb, with rays or thin plates inserted mutually one into another, when the bill is shut..." (Feduccia, Catesby's Birds of Colonial America (1985), p. 55-6) Trained as a botanist, Catesby travelled to Virginia in 1712 and remained there for seven years, sending back to England collections of plants and seeds. With the encouragement of Sir Hans Sloane and others, Catesby returned to America in 1722 to seek materials for his "Natural History"; he travelled extensively in the Carolinas, Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas, sending back further specimens. His preface provides a lengthy account of the development of this work, including his decision to study with Joseph Goupy in order to learn to etch his plates himself, to ensure accuracy and economy. A lovely and important work, embodying the most impressive record made during the colonial period of the natural history of an American colony. The most significant work of American natural history before Audubon's "The Birds of America". Cf. Anker 95; cf. Clark I:55; cf. Dunthorne 72; cf. Fine Bird Books (1990), p. 86; cf. Great Flower Books (1990), p.85; cf. Meisel III:340; cf. Nissen BBI 336, IVB 177; cf. Sabin 11509; cf. Stafleu & Cowan TL2 1057; cf. Wood, p. 282; cf. Amy Meyers and Margaret Pritchard, Empire's Nature, Mark Catesby's New World Vision, Williamsburg, 1998.

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        A JOURNAL OF A VOYAGE ROUND THE WORLD, IN HIS MAJESTY'S SHIP ENDEAVOUR, IN THE YEARS 1768, 1769, 1770, AND 1771; UNDERTAKEN IN PURSUIT OF NATURAL KNOWLEDGE, AT THE DESIRE OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY: CONTAINING ALL THE VARIOUS OCCURRENCES OF THE VOYAGE, WITH DESCRIPTIONS OF SEVERAL NEW DISCOVERED COUNTRIES IN THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE; AND ACCOUNTS OF THEIR SOIL AND PRODUCTIONS; AND OF MANY SINGULARITIES IN THE STRUCTURE, APPAREL, CUSTOMS, MANNERS, POLICY, MANUFACTURES, &c. OF THEIR INHABITANTS. TO WHICH IS ADDED, A CONCISE VOCABULARY OF THE LANGUAGE OF OTAHITEE

      London: Printed for T. Becket and P.A. De Hondt, in the Strand, 1771.. [2],ii,130,[3]pp. Quarto. Modern half calf and marbled boards. Expert paper repair at bottom of titlepage, slight scattered foxing. Very good, with the suppressed dedication leaf. The first published account of Cook's first voyage, and thus the first appearance of any narrative of this epochal voyage. It was issued two years before the official account by Hawkesworth. As it was printed anonymously shortly after the return of the Endeavor and without authorization, the question of authorship has plagued bibliographers for some time. Sabin is adamant in declaring that the author was not Sir Joseph Banks, nor Capt. Cook, nor Hawkesworth. Beaglehole and other Cook authorities seem to agree that the author was American sailor James Magra. Others insist on attributing the work to Richard Orton and William Parry, or to Solander and Banks. "It is the first work chronologically in a bibliography of Cook..." - Hill. "The importance of this work cannot be overstated as it is not only the first published account of the voyage but it is also an interesting narrative of the expedition...[The first issue] is of the greatest rarity, and copies of the book containing the dedication are far more valuable than those without it" - Davidson. "Magra is the best voyage book" - Derek McDonnell. The dedication leaf to the Lords of the Admiralty which appears in this copy seems to indicate that the publication was officially sanctioned, which it was not. The second issue lacks the dedication leaf. An exceedingly important travel account, and extremely rare in its unsuppressed state. HILL 1066. SABIN 16242. HOLMES 3. BEDDIE 693. Davidson, A BOOK COLLECTOR'S NOTES (Melbourne, 1970), pp.53-54. STREETER SALE 2405. CBEL II:1479. BEAGLEHOLE I, pp.cclvi-cclxiv. HOCKEN, p.9. KROEPELIEN 215. O'REILLY & REITMAN 362.

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        A Journal of a Voyage round the World in His Majesty's Ship Endeavour

      London,: Becket & De Hondt, 1771.. Quarto, with the 2 pp. dedication to Banks and Solander; an excellent copy in old half brown morocco, marbled sides and endpapers. First edition of the earliest published account of Cook's first voyage to the Pacific: the rare first issue, with the leaf of dedication to 'The Right Honourable Lords of the Admiralty, and to Mr. Banks and Dr. Solander' inserted by the publisher to add authenticity, although it didn't succeed in winning either gentleman's favour.This was the first of a series of so-called "surreptitious accounts" of Cook's various voyages to appear in print: the Admiralty found it practically impossible to enforce their ruling that no unofficial publications should pre-empt the official and lengthier accounts of the voyages, naturally much slower in the press. In this case, however, legal action was taken against the publisher for using an unauthorised dedication, forcing removal of the leaf during publication. 'It is accordingly of the greatest rarity, and copies of the book containing the dedication are far more valuable than those without it...' (Davidson).Published anonymously some two months after their return, and nearly two years before Hawkesworth's official account, the American sailor James Magra (now more commonly "Matra") is the most likely author (Beaglehole, Journals, I, pp. cclvi-cclxiv). If Magra was indeed the author, his illicit sale of his journal to the publishers might well have confirmed Cook's opinion of him: 'one of those gentlemen, frequently found on board Kings Ships, that can very well be spared, or to speake more planer good for nothing...'. He was a New Yorker and a loyalist.Whatever his skipper and the authorities may have thought of him, it was Magra who got the first description of the voyage into print - and incidentally the earliest printed account of the east coast of Australia, published even before acceptance of the name Botany Bay, here called Sting-ray Bay as Cook originally christened it.The publication of the book has a further claim on our attention for, as Alan Frost has argued, Magra used his experiences on the east coast of Australia to draft his 1783 proposal for a penal colony at Botany Bay (never shy in self-promotion, Magra even announced his hope of being made Governor). His plan, like Sir Joseph Banks' before and George Young's after him, was shelved, but does appear to have been in the back of the minds of the planners of the First Fleet. Magra was even called as an expert witness to the committee in charge of solving the question of transportation (Alan Frost, James Mario Matra, pp. 113-122).This copy has an interesting provenance. An early owner has left pencil and ink notes throughout, while the title-page has the stamp of the "Northern Protector of Aboriginals"; it is likely therefore that this copy belonged to the influential ethnographer and notable collector who held that office, Walter E. Roth. His administration of the post from 1898 to 1906 was marked for its sympathetic advocacy of Aboriginal rights. In this context the pencil notes which remark on various aspects of native behaviours, including New Zealand cannibalism, are especially interesting.Beddie, 693; Davidson, 'A Book Collector's Notes', pp. 53-4; Hill, 1066 (second issue); Hocken, p. 9; Holmes, 3; New Zealand National Bibliography, 3324; O'Reilly-Reitman, 362.

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        Manuscript logbook of two voyages

      At sea,: 1771 and, 1773.. Folio, 320 x 205 mm., laid paper with "Neptune" watermark surrounded by the legend "Pro Patria pro Pege", 46 pp. in total, neatly ruled and written throughout, log of "Marquis Rockingham" on first 28 pp., followed by 16 pp. 1773 log of "Bridge" William Rogerson master; excellent condition in the original marbled paper wrappers, a little worn along spine and fore-edge. Original manuscript logbook of two voyages between England and the West Indies in the 1770s. This is a fine example of an eighteenth-century log, rather fuller than many of the period. George Law, the West Indies merchant who kept the two records, was the owner of both ships, and he goes well beyond the normal bald record of wind and sea with some narrative passages, including an interesting report of his visit to Montserrat in 1773.1. Journal of a Passage from Jamaica in the ship Marquis Rockingham John Barrow Master, for Liverpool. 18 June to 3 September 1771. 28 pp. of closely written log.2. Journal of a Passage from Liverpool in the ship Bridge William Rogerson Master for Kingston Jamaica. 24 April to 13 June 1773. 16 pp. log with 3 pp. loosely inserted.The Marquis of Rockingham, a three-masted ship apparently involved in the sugar trade between the West Indies and Liverpool, was one of several ships of the period named for Rockingham. A leading figure in British politics at mid-century, he held a number of senior positions in the Government, and served two terms as Prime Minister. The 1780 issue of Lloyd's Register lists three ships of the same name, two of them involved in the West Indies trade.Both ships, the Marquis of Rockingham and the Bridge, were owned by the Jamaican resident George Law, a merchant, in the second half of the 18th century. Law's name appears at the foot of the first (title-) page. The inserted leaves in the second log contain a very interesting first-hand description of Plymouth Town in Montserrat (one of the Leeward Isles of the West Indies) made by Law during a visit to the port in June of 1773. He was entranced by "the most wholesome of the Caribee Islands" and thought that despite the lack of seven hills Plymouth should really be called "New Rome". The town was ultimately abandoned after its destruction by volcanic activities in the 1990s. Law happened to be there on Muster day which "brought together a large concourse of People from the parts adjacent who are of all other Men that I have seen in any part of the World the tallest and bear the best proportions. The Women also are remarkably handsome. They are at the same time rather impolite and very willing to show their Importance ". This is followed by some details off trade matters.The log is well and legibly written and in excellent original condition in a simple marbled paper binding.

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        Manifiesto, que el real convento de religiosas de Jesus Maria de Mexico, de el real patronato, sujeto a el orden de la purissima e immaculada concepcion, hace a el sagrado concilio provincial

      [Mexico City]: En la Imprenta de D. Felipe de Zuñiga y Ontiveros, 1771. Folio (28.9 cm, 11.4"). [1] f., 217, [1] p. Only edition. This official declaration of the Order of the Immaculate Conception of the convent Jesus Maria of Mexico encompasses a historical synopsis of the foundation and progress of that monastery and ten chapters on the => the religious life of the sisters — their vow of poverty in history and practice; admission into the monastery; and the necessary approval of the Royal Court to implement reforms, according to the rules set forth by Frai Payo Enriquez de Rivera, O.S.A. (1622–84, appointed Archbishop of Mexico in 1668). The document is addressed to the fourth provincial council, called by Archbishop Lorenzana, and is a plea on behalf of the nuns to not change how things are done and administered in the nunnery, to not introduce innovations. Guatemalan by birth, Guevara (d. 1804) studied civil and canonical jurisprudence at the Tridentine Seminary in Mexico, where he graduated from the university and became a lawyer at the royal court. One of the => leading lawyers in Mexico, he ascended quickly to high office, and was appointed governor in absence of the viceroy four times; according to Beristain, he was called the "American Ulpian" (after the Roman jurist) by at least one contemporary. Palau 129542; Medina, Mexico, 5451; Beristain, II, p. 61. Recent marbled paper over boards, title and author gilt on green leather spine label, new endpapers. Short, shallow instance of insect gnawing at fore-edge of first ten leaves and very limited, minor worming throughout along with mild to moderate mostly marginal speckles of foxing; light waterstaining at fore-edge of some pages and occasional inkstains or smudges; one corner of textblock bumped or "creased across" (with no tearing) and another corner just bumped. A copy not "fine" but definitely worth having.

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        Fregi e Majuscole incise e fuse da Giambattista Bodoni, Direttore della Stamperia Reale

      Parma: Stamperia Stessa, 1771. Octavo. (iv), (58)pp. First edition. This is the first type specimen book issued by Bodoni. It contains an eleven-page introduction, 409 ornaments, and a scale of capitals, which, according to Brooks was "del Fournier che stava imitando." Several typefaces are included, from simple to rococo. This example of Bodoni's typographic work is transitional, drawing on elements of Fournier's type while hinting at his work to come. Each page of text is delicately framed with borders composed of Bodoni's ornaments. At the time that this book was published, Bodoni was the director of the Stamperia Reale, the Duke of Parma's press, and had just set up his own type foundry. This rare and charming work is bound in nineteenth century quarter calf and mottled boards, spine gilt in five compartments. There is just a bit of rubbing along outer hinge, else fine in felt-lined quarter morocco folding case.

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        Memoirs of Great Britain and Ireland

      88 - London - W. Strahan and T. Cadell 1771 - A history of Britain and Ireland from the late 1600s to early 1700s by Sir John Dalrymple. Second edition. With vignette title page to volume II. Volume II contains three appendices bound together. Variant issue (separately paginated). Bookplate of George Moore to front pastedown. Complete in two volumes. Condition: Rebacked in calf with the original tree-calf boards. Externally, generally smart, though with some slight wear to the extremities. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright, though with some scattered foxing throughout (heavier to first and last few pages). Missing pages (i-xii) of volume II. Overall: GOOD. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dispareri in materia d'architettura e prospettiva... Coll'aggiunta degli scritti del medesimo intorno all'insigne tempio di S. Lorenzo Maggiore di Milano. -

      Milano, Galeazzi, 1771.In-4. Cartonatura rustica originale con lievi tracce d'uso. Con 13 tavv. ripiegate inc. in rame. (6), 126, (2) pp.; tracce di due vecchi timbri sul frontespizio; buon esemplare marginoso. Seconda edizione (prima: 1572), ma la prima con l'Aggiunta (pp.77-126); precede una vita dell'autore. L?autore descrive la sua controversia con Pellegrino Tibaldi su alcuni lavori nel Duomo di Milano, di cui Tibaldi era il capomastro, a seguito della quale Bassi organizzò «un'inchiesta e riunì in un libro i pareri pervenutigli dai più celebri architetti del tempo, Vignola, Palladio, Vasari, Bertani» (Schlosser 413 e 422). Nel 1587 Bassi succedette al Tibaldi, e il suo trattato è «di notevolissimo interesse, (poiché) documenta con ampiezza un episodio polemico relativo alla vita professionale della seconda metà del Cinquecento...» (Vagnetti, Prospettiva, EIIb28). Hoepli, Milano, 987. Riccardi I, 451. Cf. Fowler 40. Second much enlarged edition (first: 1572) of this polemical treatise on some works in the Dome of Milan, with opinions by Palladio, Vignola, Vasari, and Bertani. With 13 engr. folding plates. Two old library stamps removed from title page; a large and uncut copy bound in original cartonatura rustica a little worn.

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        Institutiones pathologiae medicinalis

      Editio tertia - Lipsiae Ioannis PaVli Kravsii 1771 In-8° relié cartonnage d'attente de l'époque, 1 page de titre [22] 512 pages. Magnifique exemplaire à grandes marges sans rousseurs Très bon couverture rigide Edition originale

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        Histoire de l'Empire Ottoman, Depuis son origine jusqu'à la paix de Belgrade en 1740.

      Le Clerc 1771 4 volumes in-12, xij-532, 517, 503 et 500 pages, veau marbré, dos à nerfs orné de fleurons, tranches rouges (Reliure de l'époque). Édition originale du meilleur ouvrage historique de Vincent Mignot, neveu de Voltaire, et l'un des plus pertinents et des plus instructifs de l'époque, illustrée d'une grande carte dépliante de l'Empire des Turcs en fin du premier tome. Exemplaire du politicien sir John Edward Swinburne (1762-1860), avec son ex-libris. Table des matières et errata en fin de préface du premier volume. Coiffes restaurés, coins légèrement émoussés. Bel ensemble.

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        Notizie istoriche degli intagliatori. -

      Siena, Vincenzo Pazzini Carli e figli, 1771.3 voll. In-8. Mezza pelle coeva, dorsi con nervi e titolo in oro. Grazioso frontespizio inc. ripetuto in ogni volume, antiporta allegorica, due ritratti, due testatine e due iniziali, il tutto inc. in rame. VII, (1), 394, (2) pp.; 358, (2) pp.; 433, (3) pp.; esemplare particolarmente fresco. Prima edizione di questo importante dizionario bio-bibliografico dei maestri dell?arte incisoria, per molti dei quali c?è anche il monogramma. Il senese Gori Gandellini, mercante, viaggiatore, incisore dilettante e «appassionato collezionista di stampe, fu autore delle ampie e informate Notizie istoriche degli intagliatori... l'opera ebbe ampia fortuna e restò a lungo un riferimento per gli studi» (DBI LVIII, 45, nota). Brunet II, 1476. Cicognara 2281. First edition of this valubale dictionary of early engravers and etchers. With a frontispiece, 3 engr. titles, 2 portraits, 2 head pieces and 2 initials, all finely engr. A particularly fresh copy bound in contemp. half calf, gilt title on spines.

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