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      [Nuremberg] 1773 - Engraving, coloured by hand, by J.J.Haid. Very good condition. A very fine image from Trew's 'Plantae Selectae', one of the greatest of all eighteenth-century botanical books, drawn by the greatest of eighteenth-century botanical artists, George Dionysius Ehret. Linnaeus, wrote to Trew, in Latin, that "The miracles of our century in the natural sciences are your work of Ehret's plants.nothing to equal them was seen in the past or will be in the future." Christoph JakobTrew, a physician and botanist, had for a number of years been an admirer of Ehret's work. Ehret, a brilliant botanical artist, was unrivalled in his ability to "achieve realism, majesty, ineffable colour, all in one breathtaking look." (Hunt). Born in Heidelberg in 1710, he originally worked as a gardener and practised drawing in his spare time. His artistic abilities led him to the service of a Regensburg banker named Leskenkohl, and it was during this period that Trew met Ehret. Trew was to remain a friend and patron of Ehret's throughout his life, and by 1742, the germ of what was to become the present publication was already under discussion when Trew wrote to Christian Thran in Carlsruhe "Every year I receive some beautifully painted exotic plants [by Ehret] and have already more than one hundred of them." Ehret moved to London in the late 1730s, where he painted the recently introduced exotics at the Chelsea Physic Garden and established himself as a teacher of flower-painting and botany. Discussions about the projected work continued by letter until 1748, when Johann Jacob Haid from Augsburg agreed to produce the engravings from Ehret's drawings. Gerta Calman Georg Ehret, Flower painter Extraordinary (1977) p.97; Dunthorne 309; Great Flower Books (1990) p.144; Hunt 539; Nissen BBI 1997; Pritzel 9499; Stafleu & Cowan TL2 15.131.

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        A dictionary of the English language: in which the words are deduced from their originals ... to which are prefixed a history of the language, and an English grammar. Fourth edition, revised by the author

      London: for W. Strahan [et al.], 1773. 2 volumes, large folio, pp. [56] plus unpaginated lexicon in double column; [2] plus unpaginated lexicon; titles printed in red and black, collated complete; slightly later full calf, elaborate gilt floral borders enclosing quadruple gilt panels, fleurons in the corners, very neatly rebacked, gilt-decorated spine in 6 compartments, red and brown morocco labels in 2; in all a very good, sound copy. Textually the best edition of Johnson's magnum opus. The fourth edition ranks next to the first edition of 1755 in both importance and interest, representing the author's final and only substantially corrected text, and including his page-long advertisement to it ("Many faults I have corrected, some superfluities I have taken away, and some deficiencies I have supplied..."). "Significant numbers of new illustrative texts were incorporated, while many others were dropped and replaced. [He] often flooded existing entries with new illustrations, sometimes accompanied by additional definitions or other material, thus altering the reading of the entry as a whole. Many of the new sources from which he borrowed were theological writers, and the cumulative effect of the new quotations and their accompanying definitions or notes on usage is to draw attention to a broader theological sense of the word in question. [This edition shows for example Johnson's mature appreciation for Milton's work and includes many more examples of his writing]... Johnson revised no other work as extensively or after such a long period of time had elapsed - he was thirty-seven when he signed the original contract with the booksellers for the Dictionary, almost sixty-three when he began the great revision; the scrutiny of his own work and accomplishments entailed in the effort, therefore, is unlike anything else to be found in Johnson's canon" (Allen Reddick, The Making of Johnson's Dictionary 1746-1773, pp. 89-92). Courtney & Smith p. 55; Fleeman 55.4D-4a; PMM 201(citing the first edition of 1755); Sledd & Kolb, pp. 114-126.

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        Journal Historique Et Politique Des Principaux Événements Des Différentes Cours de L'Europe including "Traite de paix entre l'Angleterre & les Caraïbes de l'isle Saint-Vincent"

      Genève [but probably Paris]: Ch.- J. Panckoucke. Very Good. 1773. First Edition. Hardcover. On offer here is an attractive volume in 18th century full calf, bound in the French style, (flat spine with floral tools in gilt, red label lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers, edges decoratively stained red). The volume in which these interesting numbers of the now-scarce 'Journal Historique Et Politique Des Principaux Événements Des Différentes Cours de L'Europe' is in a handsome contemporary binding which shows only minor rubbing -- mostly along the hinges, apart from some moderate fraying and loss at the corners and erosion of the top cap of the spine, exposing the headband. The original swirl-marbled endpapers are intact and the inner hinges are tight and secure; the sewing is sound and tight throughout. There are scattered brown marks and paper flaws, reflecting the mediocre quality of the paper selected for this journal, which was hardly expected to last for 240 years. This volume contains issues 10-18 of the interesting periodical "Journal Historique Et Politique Des Principaux Événements Des Différentes Cours de L'Europe," covering events of April-June of 1773. This journal was published every 10 days for the active Parisian publisher and bookseller Charles-Joseph Panckoucke. One of the "différentes Cours de L'Europe" in which events were covered extensively was London, with pages of details of goings on in England and its colonies offered in each issue. There is an unusually detailed account, with full text (in French) of a significant treaty signed by a representative of King George III: "Traite de paix entre l'Angleterre & les Caraïbes de l'isle Saint-VIncent." This appears on pp. 45-48 of Numero 12 -- issued 30 Avril, 1773. The treaty is presented as having been agreed to on the 17th "de ces mois," and so it is very much in the category of breaking news. This treaty is now fairly (but undeservedly) obscure, but the situation it attempted to settle grew out of one famous treaty, from ten years before and it proved to be a fascinating precursor to another more famous treaty, signed ten years later. In one of the lesser re-assignments of the territories of the world effected by the 1763 Treaty of Paris at the conclusion of the Seven Years' War -- Britain was awarded the right to rule over the Caribbean island of Saint Vincent. The island's history, of course, is much older; native American Arawak and Carib tribes settled over several centuries on a number of islands in the Lesser Antilles including St.Vincent. The Arawaks arrived around 100AD, and the Caribs about a thousand years later. The Caribs, more organized and aggressive, subdued and absorbed the culture of the Arawaks. Shortly after the first British claim on Saint Vincent in 1627, two Dutch ships carrying captured Nigerians destined for slavery were shipwrecked in 1635 off the coast of St. Vincent. Some of the Africans were able to swim ashore and find shelter in the Carib villages. This population of Africans and their descendants was augmented over the years, including in 1675 when a ship carrying British settlers and their slaves was shipwrecked between St. Vincent and Bequia. Only the slaves survived the shipwreck and they also came to live and mix with the native mixed Carib-Arawak population. A certain number of escaped slaves from nearby Barbados, Grenada and St. Lucia also added to the African-Carib population. After some friction, and even wars, eventually the native Caribs and the newer African arrivals merged and blended their cultures. British settlers distinguished them as "Black Caribs" and "Red (or yellow) Caribs. The "Black" people so-designated by outsiders preferred to call themselves Garifuna. Throughout some of this period, there were French settlers who arrived with the intention of making their living as planters. They seemed to get along with the native population with less friction, but the British land owners seemed united in their desire to form large plantations and to run the Caribs off the most desireable land. They tried to buy the land, tried military action with the minor forces available, but the "Black" Caribs resisted both efforts. The British raised the stakes by sending Major General William Dalrymple, with troops borrowed from around the Caribbean and augmented by two regiments which were sent from North America (Dalrymple himself had been dispatched from Boston, where he had technically been in command of troops involved in the Boston Massacre, although he himself had not been present). Despite his best efforts, Dalrymple was unable to subdue the resisting Caribs, led by the now-legendary Chief Joseph Chatoyer -- who knew the windward side of the islands and the hills far better than any of their combantants. In February, opponents of the Government of Lord North raised objections in Parliament, and obtained votes which compelled the British Government to end the fighting and secure peace on the best terms possible. The French language text offered here appears to be a word for word version of the 24 articles of the English treaty published in the 'Saint Vincent Gazette' of 27 February 1773. One article, number VIII, is of extraordinary interest concerning Slavery and the trade (which would continue in the British possessions for nearly another sixty years). The heart of this article requires that Runaway Slaves in the possession of the Caribs are to be given up, that efforts must be made to discover and capture others, and it must be agreed that no future efforts to encourage, receive or harbour other slaves shall be made, under the penalty of fortiture of lands. Finally, it was stated that removal of Slaves from the Island constituted a Capital crime. The Caribs were required to pledge allegiance to King George III, but were made British subjects (which gave legal standing to enforce article VIII, of course). In return, the British ceded a well-defined portion of the Island to the Caribs -- (called the prettiest and most fertile part of the land by at least one subsequent scholar). Thus concluded the first Anglo-Carib War. This treaty did not endure for the ages... During three days in June of 1779, French ships fighting on behalf of the Revolutionaries in (North) America quickly took possession of Saint Vincent (with the assistance of Joseph Chatoyer and the "Black Caribs"). But in the Treaty of Versailles which was an ancillary treaty to the Treaty of Paris 1783 by which Britain also recognized the end of the American Revolutionary War saw the British restored as sovereigns over Saint Vincent. Relations between the British and their once-again subjects, the Caribs, disintegrated. The situation brought about a second Anglo-Carib war (1794-6), once again led by Joseph Chatoyer. As in the first war, the Caribs gave the British forces all they could manage for over a year, but after the death in battle of Chatoyer on March 14, 1795, the end seemed inevitable, although fighting raged throughout St. Vincent over the next year with both sides sustaining heavy losses. The final battle took place at Vigie on June 10th, 1796. After a night of arduous fighting the Caribs approached the British with a truce flag. The victorious British then did a remarkable thing, which has repercussions lasting throughout the Caribbean and extending to South and North America through the present time. They sorted the 5000 Caribs who surrendered, separating the darkest skinned individuals, and those with the most "African" features, from the "Yellow Caribs." This darkest majority of the so-called Black Caribs were first sent to Balliceaux in the Grenadines and then on to Bequia. Eventually, in 1797 the survivors were transported hundreds of miles to the island of Roatan off the Honduran coast in Central America. This extraordinary settlement has permanently affected the modern populations of Belize, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Honduras. The 1773 treaty offered in its French version here, may have become moot in just over six years, but it will stand forever as the first time that Britain was compelled by military force to negociate a treaty as equals with indiginous citizens of the New World. The incident has lasting imporance to African American history, and the lamentable history of the Slave Trade. (There is even a painting which records the negotiations for the treaty -- commissioned of the itinerant artist Agostino Brunias by Sir William Young, a major landowner on Saint Vincent, who became governor of Dominica; lithographs based on the painting were sold). Of course, there is much other news from all over Europe in these pages, including an interesting account from the future United States with details of the grant of land to Phineas Lyman and some of his fellow veterans of the French and Indian Wars. General Lyman was the most experienced American soldier of the period prior to the Revolution. He moved to England after 1762 and spent the next nine years petitioning for a grant of land in the newly established colony of West Florida. A tract near Natchez (now Mississippi) was granted by royal charter in 1772. Lyman led a band of settlers to the region in 1773 -- (see pp. 42-3 of Numero 11, 20 Avril, 1773). There is much in these pages about the troubles of the East India Company, and the Wilkes affair, as well. And, finally, there is an account of a significant incident in the tensions which moved events towards the American Revolution. Colonial Governor of Massachusetts Thomas Hutchinson, in a speech to the assembly, argued that either the colony was wholly subject to Parliament, or that it was effectively independent. The Boston Provincial Assembly's response, authored by John Adams, Samuel Adams, and Joseph Hawley, countered that the colonial charter granted autonomy -- and was described in an account on pages 39-40 of Numero 13, 10 Mai, 1773. .

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        Beskrifning öfwer Wärmeland, afdeld i sex tidehwarf, twänne under hedendomen, och lika många under påfwedömet och lutherska tiden; jämte en kort inledning, om landets läge, namn, wattudrag, bergsträkningar, skogar, med mera.

      I-III. Göteborg, I. Smitt, 1773-79. 8:o. (14),40 + (2),41-160 s. & 2 utvikbara tryckta tabeller + 161-371,(1) + 373-900,(16) s. Med träsnitt på s. 127-28 och 143. Lätt nött ljusbrunt stänkdekorerat hfrbd i gammal stil med guldlinjerad rygg och ljusbrun titeletikett (Håkan Wahlström, Sthlm). Röda snitt. Titelbladet med bortklippt nedermarginal och fint utförd lagning. Ett fåtal fläckar, t.ex. en liten fläck i övre hörnet på s. 124. De sista sidorna med fuktfläckar i övre marginalen. Med Hjalmar Sjögrens exlibris. Fint ex. Warmholtz Bibliotheca historica Sueo-Gothica 557a. Setterwall Svensk historisk bibliografi 6148. Ranius Litteratur om Karlskoga bergslag 8. Eklund Litteratur om Värmlandsfinnarna 116. Rahmström Bidrag till en bibliografi om vallonerna 151. Allt som utkom, eller, som Warmholtz uttrycker det: "Arbetet är icke bragt til slut, utan återstår ännu andra bandet; ovisst är huruvida det kommer at se dagsljuset, hvarom författaren sjelf misströstar". Erik Fernow (1735-91) var bland annat brukspredikant vid Karlsdals bruk och senare bosatt i Kristinehamn. Studieresorna som föregick hans Värmlandsbeskrivning understöddes av Daniel Tilas och de första två avdelningarna kunde tryckas 1773 tack vare grosshandlaren C. Arfwidsson i Göteborg. Arfwidsson krävde dock hela upplagan som säkerhet för ett lån, varför de första avdelningarna kunde distribueras först 1777. "Beskrifning öfwer Wärmeland" tillhör 1700-talets mera framstående landskapsbeskrivningar och har fått stor spridning. När N. G. Djurklou summerade sin resa i Värmland i "Vitterhetsakademiens årsbok" 1866 kunde han berätta att Fernows arbete var landskapets mest lästa bok efter psalmboken och bibeln. Hjalmar Sjögren (1856-1922) var professor i geologi och mineralogi vid Uppsala universitet och sedan intendent på Riksmuseum. Han var bosatt på Nynäs gård vid Nynäshamn i Södermanland. Exlibriset ritades av arkitekten Agi Lindegren och Sjögrens fina matematiska och naturvetenskapliga bibliotek donerades till Ingenjörsvetenskapsakademien 1928. En del av hans övriga böcker kom vid samma tid ut på marknaden. Sjögren var själv född i Färnebo i Värmland.

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        The Pocket Conveyancer, Or Attorney's Useful Companion, Containing...

      1773. London, 1773. 2 vols. The "Attorney's Useful Companion" Gentleman of Lincoln's Inn. The Pocket Conveyancer; Or Attorney's Useful Companion: Containing Variety of the Most Approved Precedents, Both Special and Common; Particularly Calculated for the Use of Attornies and Their Clerks, And All Gentlemen of the Law. Also Very Necessary for Gentlemen, Landlords, Tenants, Stewards, Masters, Servants, Apprentices, &c. As it Consists of the Most Useful Precedents of Agreements. Appointments. Assignments. Awards. Bargains and Sales. Bills of Sale. Bonds. Covenants. Declarations of Trust. Deeds of Gift. Defeazances. Discharges. Disclaimer. Exchanges. Pines. Grants. Leases. Letters of Attorney. Letters of Licence and Composition, Memorials, Mortgages. Partitions. Partnership. Recoveries. Releases. Revocation. Separation. Settlements. Uses. Wills, &c. &c. Compiled from the Best Authors who have Written on These Subjects. The Second Edition, With the Addition of Many Excellent Original Precedents. London: Printed by W. Strahan and M. Woodfall, Law-Printers to His Majesty; for W. Owen, 1773. Two volumes. ix, [13], 362; [xiv], 323 pp. 12mo (6-1/2" x 4"). Contemporary calf, rebacked in period style, blind fillets to boards, raised bands, lettering pieces and gilt volume numbers to spines, hinges mended. Light rubbing and a few shallow scuffs to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, corners bumped and somewhat worn, some offsetting and chipping to edges of endleaves. Light toning, light foxing in places, early owner signature to front free endpaper and title page of each volume. $500. * Second Edition. The author arranged this manual and chose a small format so it could be used "by county attornies and their clerks, who have frequent occasions to be at market-towns, and indeed by all who are at any time absent from the office (volume I, vi). This title was first edition was published 1760, its third and final edition in 1783. All editions of this work are scarce. OCLC locates 4 copies in North American law libraries (Georgetown, Harvard, University of Colorado, University of Pennsylvania). English Short-Title Catalogue T107701.

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        Mémoire sur les Opinions qui partagent les Militaires, suivi du Traité des Armes Défensives, corrigé et augmenté / Memoire sur les Opinions qui Partagent les Militaires, suivi du Traite des Armes Defensives, Corrige & Augmente

      Paris: Jombert, 1773. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, 1773. 8vo, contemporary full light brown calf with red leather spine label, pp. xxii (2), 216, 4 folding plates. Very good copy, blank flyleaf has 2 x 3 inch portion neatly cut out (probably old owner's information) otherwise the book and binding are very good and bright.

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        Relation des Îles Pelew, situées dans la partie occidentale de l'océan pacifique; composée sur les journaux et les communications du Capitaine Henri Wilson, et de quelques-uns de ses Officiers, ...Paris, Le Jay and Maradan, 1788. 2 volumes. 8vo. With engraved frontispiece portrait, engraved folding map of the Palau Islands, Philippines and the Chinese Sea, 12 folding engraved plates and 3 engraved portraits. Contemporary half calf, gold-tooled spines.

      Brunet III, col. 647; Cox II, p. 303; Hill 160. First French translation of one of the most popular 18th-century books on the Pacific, and the main source of early knowledge of the Pelew or Palau Islands in Micronesia. In 1773, the Antelope under command of Captain Henry Wilson was shipwrecked near one of the Palau Islands, a previously unexplored group. The crew managed to reach shore, where they were well treated by the natives. They built a small boat from the wreck, in which they reached Macao. They took Lee Boo, the son of Abba Thulle, King of the Palau Islands, with them to England where he made a very good impression. Unfortunately, he soon died of smallpox. George Keate (1729-1797), a friend of Captain Wilson and of Voltaire, composed the relation from the journals and oral communications of the Captain and some of his officers. Keate also published books on poetry and history. With manuscript owner's inscription on title-page. Binding worn along the extremities. Some faint browning along the extremities and a couple occasional spots. A good copy.

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        Orlando furioso di Lodovico Ariosto.

      - Birmingham, Da' Torchj di G. Baskerville : per P. Molini Librajo dell' Accademia Reale, e G., 1773; 4 volumes in-8, 16 ff.n.ch. + LVIII + 362 + 450 + 446 + 446 pp., plein veau marbré de l'époque, dos ornés à nerfs, pièces de titre rouges, pièces de tomaison vertes, filets d'encadrement aux plats, tranches rouges (petites épidermures aux mors et aux coiffes, ces dernières trois fois restaurées). Les 4 volumes. Brunet, I, col. 438. Cohen & De Ricci, col. 95. "Très belle édition", selon Cohen, qui ne fut pas publiée avant 1775, bien que la page de titre porte la date de 1773 : certaines figures du tome IV portent la date de 1774. Contient : Tome I : un portrait et 12 figures gravées.Tome II : 11 figures gravées.Tome III : 12 figures gravées.Tome IV : 11 figures gravées. Soit, au total, un portrait gravé par Ficquet d'après Eisen, 46 figures gravées par Bartolozzi, Choffard, Duclos, De Ghendt, Helman, Henriquez, De Launay, Longueil, Martini, Massard, Moreau, Ponce, Prévost et Simonet. Bon exemplaire malgré les minimes défauts signalés à la reliure et des rousseurs éparses. 1773 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A report and survey of the canal proposed to be made on one level, from Waltham-Abbey to Moorfields. Also a report and survey of a line which may be continued from Marybone to the said proposed canal, in case any future design of navigation to that place, or the north side of London, from the rivers Thames or Coln, should ever take place. . To which is subjoin'd an address to the . worshipful the Aldermen and Common-Council, of the City of London, on the importance and great utility of canals in general . By James Sharp.

      London 1773 - folio, (2) + 8 and (2) + 16pp., two large folding plans, on thick paper, inner blank margins of text leaves strengthened for binding, outer margins of two of the text leaves also strengthened with archival tape, rebound recently in maroon cloth, the title lettered gilt on upper cover. A good copy, the maps (plans) themselves in fine state of preservation. First edition. Skempton 1798. Kress 6986. Goldsmiths 11059. Higgs 5805. Towards the end of the 18th century, London's transport links with the burgeoning Midland industrial centres were increasingly inadequate, involving heavily-locked and circuitous routes to the Thames near Oxford and thence downstream via several navigation weirs to London. This canal, proposed by Robert Whitworth at the instigation of the City authorities, represents an early effort to remedy this. Encircling North London and so avoiding the Thames, it was intended to run from the Lee Navigation at Waltham Abbey to a basin at Moorfields. A further line would leave this basin for Marylebone to form a connection with another canal to the Colne Navigation at Drayton. For much of its route Whitworth's canal followed the contour and thus avoided locks. Although not built, it was prophetic of the Regent's Canal (built 1812-20) which in part followed a similar line and connected North London with the Grand Junction Canal to Birmingham. Whitworth's fine report gives a detailed account of the canal with reasons for his choice of route and provides an estimate of construction costs. It is accompanied by a forceful letter by James Sharp, a member of the Common Council, pointing out the beneficial effects upon trade of canal transport and urging the construction of Whitworth's canal to maintain the Port of London's superiority over world trade. Whitworth himself was one of the most distinguished of the 18th century canal engineers. He was Brindley's chief assistant and after Brindley's death developed a substantial practice of his own, building many major projects including the Thomas & Severn Canal and a substantial part of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Opere del Padre Paolo Segneri della Compagnia di Gesù distribuite in Quattro Tomi, come nella seguente pagina si dimostra; con un breve Ragguaglio della Sua Vita. Aggiuntevi tre Lettere su la Materia del Probabile.

      Nella Stamperia Baglioni - Venezia, 1773. INTERLINGUE 1,38 Volume della seconda metà del '700 in 4°, stato discreto, coperta semirigida in pergamena, sul dorso tassello in pelle, cornici e caratteri incisi in oro, molti segni del tempo, scritta su piatto anteriore, fioritura sparsa, legatura allentata, tagli leggermente bruniti, pagine ben conservate, con marginalia, una con becca. Strappetto sul margine concavo dell'occhiello. Magnifica marca tipografica su frontespizio, caratteri bicolori, rossi e neri, scritta ex libris "De' PP. del SS. Rev.di Sticeto". Bella tavola con ritratto di P. Paolo Segneri inciso in nero da Geronimo Rossi. Eleganti testatine, capilettera e finalini ne arricchiscono la veste tipografica. Presenti indice, segnatura dei fascicoli e richiami. In incipit: "Breve ragguaglio della Vita del Venerabile Servo di Dio il P. Paolo Segneri della Compagnia di Gesù descritta dal P. Giuseppe Massei della medesima Compagnia.". Tomo Primo della collana Opere del Padre Paolo Segneri divise in Quattro Tomi. LIngue: Italiano, Latino. USATO

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        Andrew Marvell's Second Address

      1773. First Edition . (PHILADELPHIA) (GODDARD, William). Andrew Marvell's Second Address to the Inhabitants of Ppiladelphia [sic]. Philadelphia: [Printed by William Goddard], 1773. Octavo, disbound; pp. 16. $1800.First edition of this 1773 pamphlet opposing the construction of a new public market in Philadelphia, attributed to printer and journalist William Goddard by Evans.Using the pseudonym Andrew Marvell, Goddard published two works in June 1773 opposing a plan to erect a new city market in the streets of Philadelphia (on what was then High Street, later renamed Market Street). The first was a broadside dated June 10th, followed by this pamphlet dated June 18th. He vigorously objects to “the present design of the corporation to erect shambles in the street of this city,” noting “the illegality of their proceedings and badness of their cause.” He quotes from a petition sent to the mayor of Philadelphia and complains that ignoring it is “contrary to Magna Charta, and inconsistent with an equal distribution of justice.” “Philadelphians oppose a council attempt to erect a new city market. The Council, in the interests of the farmers, voted to have a market place erected on Market Street between Third and Fourth. This was much against the wishes of the property owners of that section, and taking the law into their own hands, they ‘tore down the market as fast as it was erected, demolishing at night what was built by day.'… The controversy was finally settled through the intervention of the Society of Friends, and the Council ordered the construction stopped” (Rosenbach). “A number of handbills and addresses on this subject and against the building of the market were issued over various signatures… The opposition became popular, the plea being that the corporation threatened to swallow up the people's liberties; but selfish and individual interests seem to have been at the bottom of the controversy. The Council, in place of building a new market, made some changes in the meal market to accommodate the country people… Twenty new stalls were also added to the new market on the southern bounds of the city” (Sharf, History of Philadelphia, p. 266). Evans 12793. Sabin 45022. Hildeburn 2902. Only eight institutional copies listed in ESTC W11624. We can find no records of any copies at auction in over 40 years. Light browning and spotting. Scarce.

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        [COOK] The Town and country magazine, or Universal repository of knowledge, instruction,

      and entertainment.Vol. V for the year 1773. London : A. Hamilton Junr., 1773. A half year volume only, January to June 1773. Octavo, contemporary quarter calf over blue papered boards, 336 pp, illustrated with engraved plates (complete), a very crisp copy. The June issue includes 'An epitome of an account of the voyages undertaken by the Order of his present Majesty for making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere, and successfully performed by Commodore Byron, Captain Wallis, Captain Carteret, and Captain Cook, in the Dolphin, the Swallow, and the Endeavour; drawn up from the Journals which were kept by the several Commanders, and from the papers of Joseph Banks, Esq; by John Hawkesworth, L.L.D.'; also an engraved plate of 'Representation of a dance in the island of Ulietea, to the music of that country', with a 'Description of the subjoined plate, being a representation of a curious dance, at which was present Lieutenant Cook...'.

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        Zwei Sammelbände mit insges. 44 Streitschriften. Geprägter Rückentitel: "Controvers Predigten".

      Augsburg und Innsbruck, Wolff, 1763-1773. - 4°. Mit 44 Holzschnitt-Titelvignetten. Hldr. d. Zt. mit Rsch. (beschabt und bestoßern, Kanten und Ecken mit Läsuren, Gelenk von Band II etw. eingerissen. Papier unterschiedlich gebräunt und stockfleckig). Alois Merz SJ (geb. am 27. Februar 1727 in Donzdorf in Schwaben; gest. am 8. Oktober 1792 in Augsburg) war deutscher Jesuit, römisch-katholischer Geistlicher und gilt als einer der fruchtbarsten und schlagfertigsten katholischen Polemiker seiner Zeit, der in zahlreichen populären Flugschriften die streng kirchlichen Grundsätze sowohl gegen die Protestanten als auch gegen die aufkommende katholische Aufklärung und sogenannte jansenistische und josefinische Strömungen in der Theologie zu verteidigen suchte.- Enthält: 1) Frag, Warum Augsburg, ja ganz Deutschland nach so überzeugenden Streitreden noch nicht katholisch seye. 48 SS.- 2) Frag, Ob D. Luther und die Reformation selbst, mit Gott den Anfang genommen. 48 SS - 3) Frag, Ob D. Luther die sogenannte Reformation mit einem guten und heiligen Geist fortgestetzt habe. 40 SS.- 4) Frag, Ob D. Luther als Reformator wenigst in den wesentlichen Stücken der protestantischen Kirche, von einem guten Geist seye belehrt und erleuchtet worden. 39 SS.- 5) Frag, Ob D. Luther aus Antrieb des reinen Evangeliums wider das Papstthum gestritten habe. 36 SS.- 6) Frag, Ob D. Luther nicht unverantwortlich gehandelt, da er die Mönche und Nonnen zur Ehe angehalten hat. 30 SS.- 7) Frag, Ob es wahrscheinlich sey, daß die Zunge und die Feder des D. Luthers von dem Heiligen Geist sey geleitet worden. 32 SS.- 8) Frag, Ob D. Luther von Christo, dessen Mutter und andern Heiligen Evangelisch gelehrt und geschrieben habe. 30 SS.- 9) Frag, Ob es der Lutherisch-Evangelischen Kirche zur Ehre gereiche, daß ihr Glaubensvater als ein ehemaliger katholischer Priester und Mönch sich nachmahls verehelicht habe. 32 SS.- 10) Antwort Heinrichs des VIII. Königs in Engelland auf einen Brief D. Martin Luthers . übersetzt von P. Aloysio Merz. 40 SS.- 11) Frag, Durch was für Mittel sich Luther so viele Anhänger zugezogen habe. In den heiligen Oster-Feyertagen beantwortet. 36 SS.- 12) Beylage zu der an den heiligen Osterfeyertagen im Jahre 1766 . gehaltenen Streit-Rede. 36 SS.- 13) Frag, Ob es einem Wunder gleiche, daß Luther in kurzer Zeit sich so viele Anhänger zugezogen habe. In den heiligen Pfingst-Feyertagen beantwortet. 36 SS.- 14) Frag, Ob nicht vielmehr der habsüchtige Eigennutz, als die Liebe der Wahrheit sehr viele zur Annehmung des Luthertums beredet habe. 30 SS., 1 Bl.- 15) Frag, Ob der Verfasser der Schrift: Gebt dem Kaiser was des Kaisers ist. Und dem Pabst was des Pabstes ist, eine ächte, und Evangelische Austheilung gemacht habe. 70 SS., 1 Bl.- 16) Frag, Was die Kaiser von dem Luther, dessen Lehre, und hingegen von der Würde und obersten Kirchengewalt der Päbste gehalten haben: nach den Aussprüchen sowohl griechisch- als lateinischer Kaiser. 47 SS.- 17) Frag, Ob die päbstliche Verordnung, wegen Lesung der Bibel, Christo und seinem heiligen Wort nicht vielmehr zur Ehre als Unehre gereiche. 48 SS.- 18) Frag, Ob das Gebeth und Opfer für die Abgestorbene erst in spätern Zeiten aus Interesse der Päbste, benanntlich Gregorn des siebenden sey eingeführt worden. 43 SS.- 19) Frag, Ob der lutherisch-evangelische Glaube älter sey, als Luther, wider den Herrn M. Philipp Engelbert Schade, und die erlangische Facultät. 64 SS.- 20) Frag, Ob das päbstliche Amt eine erst in spätern Zeiten und ganz neu aufgebrachte Sache sey. 40 SS.- 21) Frag, Ob der Herr M. Schade, da er das päbstliche Kirchenregiment neu und ganz neu zu machen gesucht, dasselbe nicht werkthätig recht alt und uralt gemacht habe. 36 SS.- 22) Frag, Ob der Herr M. Schade das apostolische Alterthum des päbstlichen Amts, und einer allgemeinen von den Päbsten ausgeübten Jurisdirction, nicht selbst auf das allernachdrücklichste erwiesen habe. 35 SS., 2 Bll.- 23) Frag, Ob die Lehre der Protestanten von dem nothwendigen Gebrauch beeder Gestalten in dem Abendmahl wahrhaft [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Opere del Padre Paolo Segneri della Compagnia di Gesù, distribuite in Quattro Tomi, come nella seguente pagina si dimostra; con un breve Ragguaglio della Sua Vita. Aggiuntevi tre Lettere su la Materia del Probabile.

      Nella Stamperia Baglioni - Venezia, VENEZIA 1773 - Opere del Padre Paolo Segneri, divise in Quattro Tomi INTERLINGUE Volume della seconda metà del '700 in 4°, stato discreto, coperta semirigida in pergamena, sul dorso tassello in pelle, cornici e caratteri incisi in oro, molti segni del tempo, scritta su piatto anteriore, fioritura sparsa, legatura allentata, tagli leggermente bruniti, pagine ben conservate, con marginalia, una con becca. Strappetto sul margine concavo dell'occhiello. Magnifica marca tipografica su frontespizio, caratteri bicolori, rossi e neri, scritta ex libris "De' PP. del SS. Rev.di Sticeto". Bella tavola con ritratto di P. Paolo Segneri inciso in nero da Geronimo Rossi. Eleganti testatine, capilettera e finalini ne arricchiscono la veste tipografica. Presenti indice, segnatura dei fascicoli e richiami. In incipit: "Breve ragguaglio della Vita del Venerabile Servo di Dio il P. Paolo Segneri della Compagnia di Gesù descritta dal P. Giuseppe Massei della medesima Compagnia.". Tomo Primo della collana Opere del Padre Paolo Segneri divise in Quattro Tomi. LIngue: Italiano, Latino. La libreria offre per un periodo limitato uno sconto del 20% su tutti i suoi libri. Il prezzo originale dell'articolo era 999,00 euro.

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        The history of a voyage to the Malouine (or Falkland) Islands, made in 1763 and 1764, under the command of M. de Bouganville, in order to form a settlement there: and of Two Voyages to the Streights of Magellan, with an Account of the Patagonians. Translated from Dom Pernety’s Historical journal, written in French. Illustrated with Copper-Plates

      London: printed for William Goldsmith, Number 24, Pater-Noster Row; and David Steel, Number 1, Union-Row, the Lower-End of the Minories, Little Tower-Hill,, M.DCC.LXXIII. [1773]. Second Edition. Full Calf. Fine. 4to: [4],xvii,[1],294pp, with 16 copper engraved charts (three folding), maps (one folding), and plates (three folding) of native inhabitants and fauna. Period-style speckled calf, spine in six compartments between raised bands ruled in gilt, red morocco lettering piece gilt. The Ingleton Copy (Geoffrey and Nan, with their book plate on front paste down), formerly the property of Admiral Phillip P. King (with his initialed annotation on p. 273 and penciled marginalia in his hand, including a slip of notations on laid paper tipped in following p. 264. Geoffrey Ingleton was a bibliophile and amateur etcher, mainly of historical marine subjects. King, 1791-1856, was an early explorer of the Australian and Patagonian coasts.) An exemplary, wide-margined example in a handsome binding, occasional foxing, a few sporadic stains, else fresh and bright, the charts, maps and plates in fine impressions, properly folded and free of tears. Hill 1328. Sabin 6870. Palau 222526. Second Edition, translated from the French and reissued from the first English edition sheets of 1771 with new title page (Sabin). Both English issues are considered superior to the French octavo editions of 1769 (Berlin) and 1770 (Paris), and include new charts and plans. After the Treaty of Paris was signed in 1763 ending the Seven Years' War (French and Indian War), Louis Antoine de Bougainville set sail from the port of Saint Malo in northwestern France on the English Channel with a crew of a hundred and fifty people, one of whom, the Benedictine naturalist Antoine-Joseph Pernety, was on board to chronicle the expedition. Bougainville's intent was to establish a colony on the Falklands for the French Canadians (the "Arcadians") who had been expelled from Canada during the French and Indian War and to secure a strategic position for France near the Straits of Magellan on the sea route to the Pacific. (Because his ships and crew originated from St. Malo, Bougainville named the islands the Malouines and planted the French flag at Fort St. Louis on the eastern island in 1764.) At the time, the islands were almost unknown, and Bougainville must have been unaware that the Englishman John Strong had made the first landing in 1690, naming Falkland Sound in honor of Anthony Cary, 5th Viscount of Falkland, Treasurer of the British Navy. Pernety also described a subsequent expedition, in 1765, during which the French encountered a British squadron under John Byron, who reasserted possession of the Falklands on behalf of Britain, nearly sparking the outbreak of war between Great Britain and Spain, which claimed the archipelago as part of Spanish Patagonia. And so began the Falklands controversy. By the time Pernety’s account was first published in 1769, Bougainville had dismantled the French colony during his circumnavigation of 1766-1769 in response to Spanish protests. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Observations concerning the distinction of ranks in society. Under the following heads: I. Of the rank and condition of women in different ages. II. Of the jurisdiction and authority of a father over his children. III. Of the authority of a chief over the members of a tribe or village. IV. Of the power of a Sovereign over an extensive society. V. Of the authority of a master over his servants. . The second edition, greatly enlarged.

      London: J. Murray 1773 - 8vo., (4) + xxii + 312pp., complete with the half-title and with the supplementary errata slip pasted onto foot of p. xxii, some leaves in signature F bound in wrong order (affecting pp.85-96), but all leaves present, a light marginal dampstain in first two leaves (i.e. half-title and title), handsomely rebound in the 18th century style in quarter calf over marbled boards, spine gilt and labelled with raised bands, vellum tips on fore-corners. A most attractive copy. Millar's most important work, first published in 1771. It contains 'a number of ingenious, progressive and penetrating ideas' [Hideo Tanaka in Dictionary of 18th Century British Philosophers>, vol.II, 1999, p.617]. 'In tracing the history of the distinction of ranks and upholding the personal liberty of the lower classes, Millar does not advance simple social theories such as materialism, climate or economic determinism; rather, he develops what might be called the multi-causal theory of society. He combines the characteristics of human nature and advancement of humanity with social, political and economic circumstances. Thus he synthesizes the real and the ideal in man and society. His synthesis is quite penetrating, and was highly regarded'. [op.cit. pp.617-618]. According to other commentators Millar's work was one of the earliest and finest examples of an empirical approach to sociology and shows both the influence of Montesquieu and of Hume's The Populousness of Ancient Nations>. Rendall [The Origins of Modern Feminism>, 1994] thought that Millar's was, for example, 'one of the most interesting of all 18th century historical studies of the condition of women'. This second edition is an almost unmodified reprinting of the first of 1771. 'The revisions and additions in the second edition are, with two or three exceptions ., of minor significance, consisting chiefly of stylistic improvements, the occasional re-structuring of a paragraph, and the breaking down of the chapters into sections.' [William C. Lehmann, John Millar of Glasgow>, 1960, p.167]. It was Lehmann's view that Millar's Observations>, together with his equally important Historical View of the English Government> (1787), were 'characterized by a pervasive attempt to trace causes and effects in historical phenomena and by a strong emphasis upon the influence that economic factors have in shaping social and political institutions. Because of this stress on economic factors, some have seen in Millar's work a marked anticipation of Marx's historical materialism. Perhaps it would be fairer to see in it, with A.L. Macfie of Glasgow (1961)*, both a further development of the thought of Adam Smith, with differences in emphasis, and an important bridge between eighteenth and nineteenth century social thinking in general'. [I.E.S.S.>, vol.10, p.349]. *A.L. Macfie, John Millar: a bridge between Adam Smith and 19th Century social thinkers?>: Scottish Journal of Political Economy 8: 200-210. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Oeuvres de Molière avec des remarques grammaticales; des avertissemens et des observations sur chaque pièce, par M. Bret

      Par La compagnie des libraires associés 1773 - - Par La compagnie des libraires associés, Paris 1773, In 8 (12,5x20cm), (4) viij, 520pp. et (4) 576pp. et (4) 551pp. et (4) 560pp. et (4) 774pp. (2), six volumes reliés. - Premier tirage de cette très célèbre édition établie par Bret. Ouvrage illustré du fameux portrait de Molière gravé par Cathelin d'après Mignaud en frontispice du premier volume, de 6 fleurons de titre ainsi que de 33 très fines figures de Moreau Le Jeune sur papier fort. Sans conteste une des plus belles éditions de Molière, "La suite des figures de Moreau est une des plus estimées" (Cohen, 717). Pages des titres en rouge et noir. Reliures en plein veau brun de la fin du XIXe ; très beau pastiche d'une reliure d'époque, plutôt confondant, avec une légère imprécision dans la frappe des lettres et des fers. Dos à nerfs ornés de fleurons. Roulettes en coiffes. Pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge. Roulette dorée sur les coupes. Triples filets dorés en encadrements des plats. Petites traces de frottement en bordures Très bel ensemble agréablement établi dans une riche reliure de l'époque. Ensemble bien frais, avec sur certaines pages et dans les marges des gravures quelques pâles rousseurs.Très bel exemplaire. Cette édition, fort recherchée pour la qualité de son illustration (Moreau était avec Cochin un des illustrateurs les plus chers de son époque) l'est également pour la correction du texte que l'on doit à l'ardeur de Bret ; celui-ci a en effet soigneusement révisé les textes en fonction des éditions originales ; les notes et commentaires, témoins de son travail ne sont pas moins intéressants, et font de cette édition un des fleurons parmi celles de Molière. NB : Cet ouvrage est disponible à la librairie sur demande sous 48 heures. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition of this very famous edition established by Bret. Illustrated book of the famous portrait of Moliere engraved by Cathelin after Mignaud in frontispiece of the first volume, 6 title jewels as well as 33 very fine figures of Moreau Le Jeune. Without a doubt one of the most beautiful editions of Moliere, "The suite of Moreau's figures is one of the most esteemed" (Cohen, 717). Title pages in red and black. Bindings in full veal brown vintage. Smooth backs richly adorned with caissons. Title and tomato pieces in red morocco. Golden roulette on the cups. Triple golden nets in frames of boards. Inner lace. Some corners very slightly blunt and a headdress showing a small accident, flat slightly past. Very nice set pleasantly established in a rich Contemporary binding. This edition, much sought after for the quality of its illustration (Moreau was with Cochin one of the most illustrious illustrators of his time) is also for the correction of the text that we owe to the ardor of Bret; The latter has carefully revised the texts according to the first editions; The notes and comments, witnesses of his work are no less interesting, and make this edition one of the jewels among those of Molière. (4) viij, 520pp. et (4) 576pp. et (4) 551pp. et (4) 560pp. et (4) 774pp. (2) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Relation des Îles Pelew, situées dans la partie occidentale de l'océan pacifique; composée sur les journaux et les communications du Capitaine Henri Wilson, et de quelques-uns de ses Officiers, .Paris, Le Jay and Maradan, 1788. 2 volumes. 8vo. With engraved frontispiece portrait, engraved folding map of the Palau Islands, Philippines and the Chinese Sea, 12 folding engraved plates and 3 engraved portraits. Contemporary half calf, gold-tooled spines.

      - Brunet III, col. 647; Cox II, p. 303; Hill 160. First French translation of one of the most popular 18th-century books on the Pacific, and the main source of early knowledge of the Pelew or Palau Islands in Micronesia. In 1773, the Antelope under command of Captain Henry Wilson was shipwrecked near one of the Palau Islands, a previously unexplored group. The crew managed to reach shore, where they were well treated by the natives. They built a small boat from the wreck, in which they reached Macao. They took Lee Boo, the son of Abba Thulle, King of the Palau Islands, with them to England where he made a very good impression. Unfortunately, he soon died of smallpox. George Keate (1729-1797), a friend of Captain Wilson and of Voltaire, composed the relation from the journals and oral communications of the Captain and some of his officers. Keate also published books on poetry and history. With manuscript owner's inscription on title-page. Binding worn along the extremities. Some faint browning along the extremities and a couple occasional spots. A good copy.

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        [KANGAROO]. Des Ritters Carl von Linné vollständiges Natursystem :

      nach der zwölften lateinischen Ausgabe, und nach Anleitung des holländischen Houttuynischen Werks, mit einer ausführlichen Erklärung, ausgefertiget von Philipp Ludwig Statius Müller. Nürnberg : Gabriel Nicolaus Raspe, 1773 - 1776. Octavo, six volumes bound in eight, plus supplement, contemporary half-calf over papered boards, spines in compartments, contrasting gilt-lettered morocco title labels (a little worn but a sound set), bookplates to front endpapers, vol. I : engraved frontispiece; pp. [xxii]; 508; [14];  32 folding copperplates, vol. II :  pp. [xvi]; 638; [34]; 28 folding copperplates, vol. III : pp. [xiv]; 16 - 64; 350; [14]; 12 folding copperplates, vol. IV : [xiv]; 400; [16]; 11 folding copperplates, vol. V, part I : pp. [xiv]; 758; 22 folding copperplates, vol. V, part II : pp. [xiv]; 761 - 1166 (page 1166 mis-numbered 1066); (102); 14 folding copperplates (numbered 23 - 36), vol. VI, part I : pp. [xvi]; 638; 19 folding copperplates, vol. VI, part II : pp. [xvi]; 641 - 960; (110); 37 folding copperplates, Supplement : pp. [xvi]; 384; (40); 3 folding copperplates (one with an image of the kangaroo). A very good set in an attractive binding, internally clean and fresh. Eighteenth century edition of Linnaeus' landmark work on the classification of species, complete with the supplement, which contains a description and image of the kangaroo, taken after the famous painting by George Stubbs, drawn from skins collected by Joseph Banks on Cook's first voyage. One of the earliest images of a kangaroo published in Europe. Held in two Australian libraries (National Library of Australia; University of Melbourne).

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        Relation des Îles Pelew, situées dans la partie occidentale de l'océan pacifique; composée sur les journaux et les communications du Capitaine Henri Wilson, et de quelques-uns de ses Officiers, ...Paris, Le Jay and Maradan, 1788. 2 volumes. 8vo. With engraved frontispiece portrait, engraved folding map of the Palau Islands, Philippines and the Chinese Sea, 12 folding engraved plates and 3 engraved portraits. Contemporary half calf, gold-tooled spines.

      Brunet III, col. 647; Cox II, p. 303; Hill 160. First French translation of one of the most popular 18th-century books on the Pacific, and the main source of early knowledge of the Pelew or Palau Islands in Micronesia. In 1773, the Antelope under command of Captain Henry Wilson was shipwrecked near one of the Palau Islands, a previously unexplored group. The crew managed to reach shore, where they were well treated by the natives. They built a small boat from the wreck, in which they reached Macao. They took Lee Boo, the son of Abba Thulle, King of the Palau Islands, with them to England where he made a very good impression. Unfortunately, he soon died of smallpox. George Keate (1729-1797), a friend of Captain Wilson and of Voltaire, composed the relation from the journals and oral communications of the Captain and some of his officers. Keate also published books on poetry and history. With manuscript owner's inscription on title-page. Binding worn along the extremities. Some faint browning along the extremities and a couple occasional spots. A good copy.

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        AN ACCOUNT OF THE VOYAGES UNDERTAKEN BY THE ORDER OF HIS PRESENT MAJESTY FOR MAKING DISCOVERIES IN THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE. [and] A VOYAGE TOWARDS THE SOUTH POLE, AND ROUND THE WORLD. [and] A VOYAGE TO THE PACIFIC OCEAN

      London: Printed for W. Strahan and T. Cadell [first two voyages]; Printed by H. Hughs for G. Nicol and T. Cadell [last voyage], 1773, 1777, 1785. FIRST EDITION of the second work; Second (and best) Edition of the first and third works. This is a handsome set of the complete voyages of Captain Cook, one of the most famous tales of exploration in the Western world. Composed of what bibliographers consider the best editions of each voyage, it also contains the often-lacking Chart of the Straits of Magellan in the first work (with the bonus of a facsimile of the same in the Atlas to the Third Voyage). Between the years 1768 and 1779, James Cook (1728-79) explored the Pacific Ocean in the ships Endeavour and Resolution. DNB summarizes the impact of his travels: "In his three voyages to the Pacific, Cook disproved the existence of a great southern continent, completed the outlines of Australia and New Zealand, charted the Society Islands, the New Hebrides, New Caledonia, and the Hawaiian Islands, and depicted accurately for the first time the north-west coast of America, leaving no major discoveries for his successors. In addition the scientific discoveries in the fields of natural history and ethnology were considerable and the drawings made by the artists were of great significance." Although there are numerous monuments to Cook, "the best memorial to him is the present-day map of the Pacific, which he did so much to shape." The second edition of the first voyage is preferred because it contains Hawkesworth's angry response to critics of the first edition. The second edition of the third voyage appeared after Cook had been posthumously awarded the Royal Society meal, which is reproduced on the title page. The text was completely reset by Hughs, the printer who succeeded Strahan, and the paper and letter press of his edition were seen as superior to that of the first by, among others, Mrs. James Cook, who chose that edition when presenting copies. The present set is in particularly nice condition internally, with the folding plates and charts showing little of the wear and tear one expects to see, and the engravings quite sharp.. Text volumes: 292 x 238 mm. (11 1/2 x 9 1/4"); Atlas: 510 x 373 mm. (20 x 14 1/2"). Eight volumes plus Atlas. FIRST EDITION of the second work; Second (and best) Edition of the first and third works. Modern cat's paw sheepskin, raised bands, spine panels with central gilt ship, one red and one green label; Atlas in contemporary mottled half calf over marbled boards, raised bands, spine panels with gilt ship at center, two red morocco labels, new endpapers. All in fine cream-colored buckram clamshell boxes with black morocco labels on spines. WITH 204 ENGRAVED CHARTS AND PLATES: 52 in first work, as called for (42 folding); 64 in second work (31 folding); 87 in third work (14 folding, 65 in atlas, including two copies of plate 74, "A View of the Town and Harbour of St. Peter and St. Paul in Kamtschatka"; plate 28, "A Dance in Otaheite," invisibly bound in from a different copy). Atlas with a facsimile of the Chart of the Straits of Magellan from the first voyage (original present in first work). Folding table of languages in second work; folding table of numerals in third work. Beddie 650, 1216, 1552. Half a dozen quires in first work somewhat browned or foxed (never offensive), portions of plates a bit browned from contact with acidic text paper, all works with occasional light offsetting, isolated minor spots or smudges, half a dozen of the very large folding plates with short tears at the edge near the mounting tab, but A VERY FINE SET, clean and crisp with generous margins and rich impressions of the plates, in unworn bindings. This is a handsome set of the complete voyages of Captain Cook, one of the most famous tales of exploration in the Western world. Composed of what bibliographers consider the best editions of each voyage, it also contains the often-lacking Chart of the Straits of Magellan in the first work (with the bonus of a facsimile of the same in the Atlas to the Third Voyage). Between the years 1768 and 1779, James Cook (1728-79) explored the Pacific Ocean in the ships Endeavour and Resolution. DNB summarizes the impact of his travels: "In his three voyages to the Pacific, Cook disproved the existence of a great southern continent, completed the outlines of Australia and New Zealand, charted the Society Islands, the New Hebrides, New Caledonia, and the Hawaiian Islands, and depicted accurately for the first time the north-west coast of America, leaving no major discoveries for his successors. In addition the scientific discoveries in the fields of natural history and ethnology were considerable and the drawings made by the artists were of great significance." Although there are numerous monuments to Cook, "the best memorial to him is the present-day map of the Pacific, which he did so much to shape." The second edition of the first voyage is preferred because it contains Hawkesworth's angry response to critics of the first edition. The second edition of the third voyage appeared after Cook had been posthumously awarded the Royal Society meal, which is reproduced on the title page. The text was completely reset by Hughs, the printer who succeeded Strahan, and the paper and letter press of his edition were seen as superior to that of the first by, among others, Mrs. James Cook, who chose that edition when presenting copies. The present set is in particularly nice condition internally, with the folding plates and charts showing little of the wear and tear one expects to see, and the engravings quite sharp.

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        Historia del Real Monasterio de Sixena (Sigena)

      Pascual Ibañez, Pamplona 1773 - 1773-1776. 2 tomos ncuadernados diferentes, el 1er tomo en pergamino de época y el 2º tomo en plena piel de época. El tomo II se publicó años después en 1776 en la Oficina de Josef Longas. formato 4º. I: portada con pequeña marca de celo, 48 h. 268 p. II: 20 h. 396 p. El tomo II fué expurgando por la Inquisición en todos los ejemplares, por lo que faltan las páginas desde la 203 a 216, en nuestro ejemplar las han sustituido y están escritas a mano por el anterior propietario. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ART DE TRAVAILLER LES CUIRS DORES OU ARGENTES, (bound with) L'ART DE CONVERTIR CUIVRE ROUGE. . . , (with) DE LA FONTE ET DE L'AFFINAGE DU CUIVRE ET DU POTIN, (with) L'ART DU DISTILLATEUR DEAUX-FORTES. . ., (with) ART DE LA DRAPERIE PRINCIPALEMENT POUR CE QUI REGARDE LES DRAPS FINS

      publisher not identified,(1762-1773), [Paris] - A collection of four stand alone articles printed folio that comprise part of the "Description des arts et metiers par L'Aacdemie Royale Des Sciences". Each section carries its own 1/2 title (book has no formal title page), is separately paginated and 3 of the 4 separately illustrated with full page engravings. First title (listed on ABE) concerns leather production (42 text pages w/2 plates), second title concerns copper production (56 text pages w/0 plates), the third title concerning copper and steel production is paginated continuously from the second (57-78 text pages w/19 plates), the forth title concerns all kinds of distilling (198 text pages w12 plates, 2 of which are folding), the final title concerns fabric making (150 text pages w/15 plates). Bound in 1/4 leather over old papered boards that have seen better days, spine and hinges chipped and cracking. This was once part of an early industrial encyclopedia of sorts as the remnants of spine gilt states "C_D" . Occasional damp staining throughout but plates generally pretty good, printed on a strong wove paper with only one plate having chipped edges. The 12 plates illustrating the copper & steel section are numbered rather oddly with a few printed two one sheet, but complete. Charming illustrations of these industries are shown in well struck images with extensive commentary by several authors of the time. The distilling and weaving sections are especially interesting with depictions of stills, sifting grains, filtering etc. and carding fur, working with looms and their designs, finishing and trimming fabric at the end. Large folio volume that will require extra shipping. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        AN INTRODUCTION TO THE MECHANICAL PART OF CLOCK AND WATCH WORK. IN TWO PARTS. Containing all the arithmetic and geometry necesssary, with their particular application in the said branches.

      London, T. Longman and G. Robinson, 1773. A work very useful for the Working Mechanic or Gentlemen Mechanically Inclined. FIRST EDITION 1773, bound in 2 volumes, 8vo, approximately 190 x 120 mm, 7½ x 4¾ inches, 18 folding engraved plates, half-title present, pages: (2), xvi, 174; 175-400, pages 311/12 and 313/314 misplaced out of order, bound in modern full calf, gilt lettered maroon labels, gilt decorated spines, blind decoration to covers, new endpapers. Both volumes completely interleaved with unused blank pages for making notes (1 leaf of text then 1 blank leaf, the blanks are early paper, not modern), ink stamp of Reece D. Allan (clock and watch repairer of Croydon) on half-title of Volume I and the front endpaper of Volume II, ink inscription of Harry Tulloch (watchmaker) of Dundee on verso, and on lower margin of page 175 in Volume II, occasional slight foxing, upper margins slightly trimmed, no loss of print, some plates slightly trimmed in top margin just shaving the page number on 6 of them, plates have pale foxing, some foxing to text and some pale age browning. A very good set. See G. H. Baillie, Clocks and Watches, page 294; The Clockmakers' Library Compiled by Bromley, page 29, No. 421. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Oeuvres de Molière, avec des remarques grammaticales; et des observations sur chaque pièce, par M. Bret.

      - A Paris, par la compagnie des libraires associés (de l'imprimerie de Michel Lambert) 1773. Sechs Bände. 8° (19,7 x 12,4 cm). - Mit einem Porträt von Cathelin nach Mignard, sechs Titelvignetten von und nach Moreau le jeune und 33 Kupfertafeln von Baquoy, Duclos, Helman, de Ghendt, de Launy, Lebas, Legrand, Leveau, Masquelier, Moreau, Née und Simonet nach Moreau le jeune. - Marmoriertes Kalbsleder auf fünf Bünden mit zwei grünen Rückenschildern und reicher floraler Rückenvergoldung, dreifache Deckelfilete, zweifache Stehkantenfilete, Marmorpapiervorsätze, Marmorschnitt. - Cohen 716ff. Bocher 1015-1053. Lacroix 347. Tchémerzine VIII, 360. Fürstenberg 109, 144, 147, 149 und öfter. - Kapitale unauffällig restauriert, stellenweise, vor allem in den Rändern, etwas altersfleckig, vereinzelt leicht gebräunt; insgesamt gutes Exemplar der berühmten Ausgabe. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A voyage towards the North Pole undertaken by His Majesty's command 1773. London, printed by William Bowyer and John Nichols for J. Nourse, 1774. Large 4to (29 x 22 cm). With 15 large double-page and larger folding engraved plates with maps, coastal profiles, ice flows, diagrams, and illustrations of equipment and marine animals, and many letterpress tables in the text (and on folding leaves signed as separate quires). Contemporary tree calf, rebacked soon after with a richly gold-tooled spine with globes and numerous floral stamps.

      ESTC T152604; Hill 1351; Sabin 62572; cf. Savours, '"A very interesting point in geography': the 1773 Phipps expedition towards the North Pole", in: Arctic vol. 37 (December 1984), no. 4, pp. 402-428. First edition of Phipps's account of his expedition to the Arctic. The expedition with the ships Racehorse and Carcass sailed north by way of the Shetlands, reaching the coast of Spitsbergen on 29 June 1773. They passed Magdalena Hoek in early July, but were unable to penetrate the pack ice. A second attempt, reaching 80°37' N latitude, also failed. Notwithstanding this failure, the crew was successful in making numerous scientific observations and discovering several new species of animals, among them the ivory gull ( Pugophilu eburnea ). "Phipps was also incidentally the first to give an adequate description of the polar bear ( Thalarctos maritimus Phipps) and to give it a scientific binominal" (Savours). The crew included the future Admiral Horatio Nelson as midshipman and Olaudah Equiano, a former slave whose autobiography would cause a huge sensation.With bookplate. With minor marginal water stains in a couple plates (one just touching the corner of a costal profile), occasional minor foxing, and the fore-edge of the first folding plate slightly tattered and repaired (not approaching the plate edge), but generally in fine condition and with large margins. Binding very good, with the board edges slightly worn. A lovely and well illustrated account of an important arctic voyage.

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        A Tour Through Sicily and Malta

      Dublin - J Potts 1773 - The first edition of this travelmemoir. A scarce Dublin imprint of this work, published at the same time as the first London edition. Two volumes bound as one, complete. This work is atravel memoir formed through a series of letters addressed to novelist William Beckford by his travel companion and tutor Patrick Brydone. Brydonemade a tour with Beckford and two others in 1770 around Sicily and Malta. Sicily was little known to travellers of that time and therefore this work was greatly received by the reading public. Condition: In a full calf binding with gilt stamping to the spine. Externally, sound with slight rubbing to the head of front board and to the rear board. Small loss to the head and tail of spine. Small worm hole to the tail of spine. Front joint is starting but firm with the hinge strained. A few spots to boards. Evidence of removal of prior owner's bookplate to front pastedown. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are slightly age toned to edges with Prior owner's inscriptions to pastedown and title page. Light spots to the first and last few pages with the odd spots throughout. Overall: VERYGOOD. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Voyage autour du Monde, par la frégate du roi La Boudeuse Nouvelle édition, augmentée

      Neuchâtel: Société Thypographique [sic], 1773. In fine original condition.. Two volumes in one, small octavo; a fine copy in a very attractive contemporary binding of marbled calf, sides bordered in gilt, the flat spine ornately gilt with a repeating drawer-handle design. An attractive copy of the Neuchâtel version of the official account of the Bougainville voyage, based on the first French edition of 1771. This was the first official French circumnavigation and in many ways the most consequential of all the many French voyages into the Pacific, commemorated on today's maps by a multitude of geographical names. Bougainville's description of his travels in the Pacific created enormous interest in France, and was largely responsible for building up the romantic vision of a South Sea paradise where Rousseau's noble savage lived in a state of blissful innocence.Bougainville's expedition passed through the Straits of Magellan in January 1768. After some time looking for the mythical "Davis Land" said to be off the Chilean coast, they started on a direct route across the Pacific. They discovered the Tuamotus, sighted Tahiti in April, then visited Samoa, sailed through Melanesia, sighted the Great Barrier Reef, and passed through the Solomons, and New Britain, to Batavia.Bougainville, not knowing of Wallis's stop there a year earlier, thought that he had discovered Tahiti, and his lengthy account of the island group is an interesting counterpart to Wallis's account. The vocabulary of 300 words that he prints is the first such vocabulary to appear of any Polynesian language.Unillustrated, this edition is in a much smaller format than the first edition; the addition referred to in the title is a new 22-page dictionary of nautical terms. This version proved popular, and was reprinted several times at Neuchâtel. It is quite scarce today: there is no copy in the catalogue of the Hill Collection.

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        Traité des délits et des peines. [Bound with:] Commentaire sur le livre des délits et des peines.

      Paris: chez J. F. Bastien,, 1773. 2 works bound in one volume, duodecimo (160 x 90 mm). Contemporary mottled calf, tan morocco label, raised bands, spine elaborately decorated in gilt with central floral tools, all edges red, marbled endpapers. Page 295 misprinted 195; p. 35 misprinted 39 in Voltaire's Commentaire. Slight surface loss to board edges, small repair to leaf A, tiny loss due to production fault to edges of leaf Av of the Commentaire, the occasional minor blemish to contents. An excellent copy. First edition of Chaillou de Lisy's translation, endorsed by Beccaria. Undoubtedly the most influential work on criminal justice in the 18th century, Beccaria's treatise was originally published in Italian in 1764, first published in French in 1766 and in English in 1767. Cesare Beccaria, Marchese Beccaria-Bonesana, a well-to-do Milanese professor of law and economics, had made many prison visits and was appalled at what he saw. His short book was immediately successful and widely influential in stimulating reform in many countries, including the nascent United States. "Beccaria maintained that the gravity of the crime should be measured by its injury to society and that the penalties should be related to this. The prevention of crime he held to be of greater importance than its punishment, and the certainty of punishment of greater effect than its severity. He denounced the use of torture and secret judicial proceedings. He opposed capital punishment, which should be replaced by life imprisonment; crimes against property should be in the first place punished by fines, political crimes by banishment; and the conditions in prisons should be radically improved. Beccaria believed that the publication of criminal proceedings, verdicts and sentences, as well as furthering general education, would help to prevent crime. These ideas have now become so commonplace that it is difficult to appreciate their revolutionary impact at the time" (PMM). Beccaria's Dei delitti e delle pene was first published in French in 1766, in a translation by economist and Encyclopediste André Morellet. Morellet's translation, based on the third edition of Beccaria's treatise, was criticised for being unfaithful, leading Beccaria to seek out another translator, whom he found in librarian Chaillou de Lisy. Chaillou de Lisy's translation was widely acclaimed and remained the standard text even when other translations followed. Included in this edition are the "Jugement d'un célèbre professeur sur le livre Des Délits & des Peines" and the author's response to a monk ("un moine de Vallombreuse") who had attacked his theories and denounced him to the authoroties, "Réponse à un écrit intitulé Notes et Observations sur le livre Des Délits & des Peines". This copy is bound with Voltaire's highly admirative Commentaire, which was first published anonymously in Geneva in 1766 (this copy being undated but most probably an early 1770s edition). In 1772 Voltaire wrote to Beccaria, forty years his junior: "Your book upon crimes and punishments opened the eyes of many of the lawyers of Europe who had been brought up in absurd and inhuman usages; and men began everywhere to blush at finding themselves still wearing their ancient dress of savages" (William F. Flemning, The Works of Voltaire, Vol. 11, p. 31).

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        Mémoires critiques et historiques sur plusieurs points d'antiquités militaires

      Berlin: Haude et Spener,, 1773. par Charles Guischard, nommé Quintus Icilius, Quarto (256 × 200 mm). Contemporary sprinkled calf, red morocco label to the spine, compartments richly gilt, foliate gilt edge-roll, edges stained green. Frontispiece and 18 other plates, maps and plans, all but 2 of them folding, 2 title-page vignettes, and one engraved head-piece, errata leaves bound at the rear. Minimal shelf-wear, tan-burn to the margins of the endpapers, light toning to the text, and occasional mild off-setting from the plates, paper flaw to the corner of Aa4 with minor loss, but none to text, overall a very good copy in superb unrestored contemporary condition. True first edition, predating the Paris edition by a year. Guiscahrdt was born in Magdeburg in 1724, the son of Huguenot refugees he was intended for the church, "and at Leiden actually preached a sermon as a candidate for the pastorate. But he abandoned theology for more secular studies, especially that of ancient history" (Britannica, 1911). He served under the prince of Orange during the campaigns of the War of the Austrian Succession in Holland 1747-8, and following the peace travelled to England to extend his researches into ancient military history. In 1757 he published his Mémoires militaires sur les Grecs et les Romain at the Hague, and, through the interest of Ferdinand of Brunswick joined the suite of Frederick the Great, where in a joking dispute with the king he gained the nom de guerre of Quintus Icilius, under which name he commanded a free battalion through the later stages of the Seven Years' War. Guischardt's "battalion, as time went on, becoming a regiment of three battalions, and he himself recruited seven more battalions of the same kind of troops. His command was almost always with the king's own army in these campaigns … the day of Frederick's triumphant return from the war saw the disbanding of most of the free battalions, including that of Quintus, but the major to the end of his life remained with the king". He was made a lieutenant-colonel in 1765, and received his full colonelcy in recognition of the present work, essentially a study of Julius Caesar's campaigns in Spain, in 1773. He died in 1775. Gat commends Guischardt's work in the development of Enlightenment military theory, emphasising that; "Historical study was the basis of military theory", and placing him alongside Maizeroy as "the most important expert of his time on the art of war in antiquity" (The Origins of Military Thought, p.39). The Macclesfield copy with the blind stamp through the prelims, and bookplates to the front endpapers, North Library plate to the front free endpaper, and on the pastedown that of Lieutenant-General George Lane Parker, younger son of the Second Earl, who served for more than twenty years in the 1st Foot Guards. In 1773 with the rank of Major-General he was appointed Colonel of the 20th Foot and saw service in the War of Independence. One of his contributions to the Shirburn Castle Library was a remarkable collection of books detailing the professional interests of a soldier in the latter part of the eighteenth century. This a typically handsomely-presented and wonderfully preserved copy of a genuinely uncommon and important book.

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        Eclaircissemens Sur L'invention, La Theorie, La Construction, Et Les Epreuves Des Nouvelles Machines Proposees En France, Pour La Determination Des Longitudes En Mer Par La Mesure Du Temps

      J.B.G. Musier, 1773-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 25 cm. Marbled boards. Hardcover. Good binding and cover. VIII, 164 p. Clean, unmarked pages. Baillie, 294. Tardy, 31. Clockmakers Libr., 70. Polak, 702. "This is a very detailed and verbose reply to Le Roy's Precis." - Baillie.

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        Éclaircissemens sur l'invention la théorie la construction et les épreuve EDITION ORIGINALE

      à Paris: Chez J. B. G. Musier, 1773. Fine. Chez J. B. G. Musier, à Paris 1773, in-4 (20x26,5cm), viij ; 164pp., relié. - first edition. Binding pastiche full leather speckled tan. Back with five richly decorated nerves, part of title red morocco. All red edges. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Édition originale. Reliure pastiche (travail adroit et de bonne facture) moderne en pleine basane blonde marbrée. Dos à cinq nerfs richement orné, pièce de titre de maroquin rouge. Toutes tranches rouges. Frottements. Deux coins émoussés. Bel exemplaire. Ouvrage écrit à charge contre Antoine Le Roy, le concurrent direct de Berthoud en matière d'horlogerie marine. Cette rivalité fut d'ailleurs très longue et très vive, et ne concerna pas seulement les horloges marines mais toute la pratique de l'horlogerie. Le Roy venait d'écrire un essai ayant pour titre : Précis des recherches faites en France pour la détermination des longitudes en mer, et l'ouvrage de Berthoud est une réponse et une critique directe, une attaque de l'horloger Le Roy, de ses prétentions à écrire un précis alors qu'il ne ferait que la publicité de ses produits, et s'arrogerait les découvertes des autres. La rivalité pour les horloges marines fut un défi pour plusieurs horlogers vers 1760, non seulement en termes techniques mais également commerciaux. Vers 1770, trois horloges marines furent emportées pour être testées sur des navires, dont deux de Le Roy et une de Berthoud. En outre, les montres du premier avaient concouru pour le prix de l'Académie et l'obtinrent pour l'une des deux (Berthoud avait choisi de ne pas présenter sa montre contre Le Roy). On voit ainsi que les deux horlogers étaient en rivalité constante, mais celle-ci atteint son comble pour Berthoud lorsque Le Roy fit publier son ouvrage. Son acrimonie peut être évaluée par ses critiques violentes et systématiques d'un homme qu'il ne nomme que par ses initiales et jamais par son nom.

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        The Pocket Conveyancer, Or Attorney's Useful Companion, Containing..

      1773. London, 1773. 2 vols.. London, 1773. 2 vols. The "Attorney's Useful Companion" Gentleman of Lincoln's Inn. The Pocket Conveyancer; Or Attorney's Useful Companion: Containing Variety of the Most Approved Precedents, Both Special and Common; Particularly Calculated for the Use of Attornies and Their Clerks, And All Gentlemen of the Law. Also Very Necessary for Gentlemen, Landlords, Tenants, Stewards, Masters, Servants, Apprentices, &c. As it Consists of the Most Useful Precedents of Agreements. Appointments. Assignments. Awards. Bargains and Sales. Bills of Sale. Bonds. Covenants. Declarations of Trust. Deeds of Gift. Defeazances. Discharges. Disclaimer. Exchanges. Pines. Grants. Leases. Letters of Attorney. Letters of Licence and Composition, Memorials, Mortgages. Partitions. Partnership. Recoveries. Releases. Revocation. Separation. Settlements. Uses. Wills, &c. &c. Compiled from the Best Authors who have Written on These Subjects. The Second Edition, With the Addition of Many Excellent Original Precedents. London: Printed by W. Strahan and M. Woodfall, Law-Printers to His Majesty; for W. Owen, 1773. Two volumes. ix, [13], 362; [xiv], 323 pp. 12mo (6-1/2" x 4"). Contemporary calf, rebacked in period style, blind fillets to boards, raised bands, lettering pieces and gilt volume numbers to spines, hinges mended. Light rubbing and a few shallow scuffs to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, corners bumped and somewhat worn, some offsetting and chipping to edges of endleaves. Light toning, light foxing in places, early owner signature to front free endpaper and title page of each volume. $500. * Second Edition. The author arranged this manual and chose a small format so it could be used "by county attornies and their clerks, who have frequent occasions to be at market-towns, and indeed by all who are at any time absent from the office (volume I, vi). This title was first edition was published 1760, its third and final edition in 1783. All editions of this work are scarce. OCLC locates 4 copies in North American law libraries (Georgetown, Harvard, University of Colorado, University of Pennsylvania). English Short-Title Catalogue T107701.

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        A Dictionary of the English Language: In Which the Words are Deduced from their Originals, and Illustrated in their Different Significations by Examples from the Best Writers...the Fourth Edition, Revised by the Author.

      London: Printed by W. Strahan, For W. Strahan, J. & F. Rivington...MDCCLXXIII (1773) 2 vols., folio, 580 leaves; 592 leaves; title printed in red and black. Rebacked contemporary tree calf, five raised bands, backstrip with red and black morocco labels with titling stamped in gilt. Board edges somewhat rubbed, minor scattered foxing and shelfwear, two separate ink signatures to title-page; very good. Fourth edition and final folio edition to be revised by Johnson. Strahan drew up his printing account for 1,250 copies of this edition. This edition comprises the culmination of all of Johnson's work and revisions during his lifetime, and has the most textual value, as he echoes in the advertisement for this edition, "Perfection is unattainable, but nearer and nearer approaches may be made; and finding my Dictionary about to be reprinted, I have endeavored, by a revisal, to make it less reprehensible. I will not deny that I found many parts requiring emendation, and many more capable of improvement. Many faults I have corrected, some superfluities I have taken away, and some deficiencies I have supplied. I have methodified some parts that were disordered, and illuminated some that were obscure." Johnson's Dictionary was viewed as the prominent dictionary of its time, and the foremost on the English language until the Oxford English Dictionary was published almost 200 years later. Unlike most modern dictionaries Johnson included humor and prejudice into many definitions: "Oats. n.s. [aten, Saxon.] A grain, which in England is generally given to horses, but in Scotland supports the people." Fleeman 55.4D/4a.

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        AN INTRODUCTION TO THE MECHANICAL PART OF CLOCK AND WATCH WORK. IN TWO PARTS. Containing all the arithmetic and geometry necesssary, with their particular application in the said branches.

      London, T. Longman and G. Robinson, 1773.. A work very useful for the Working Mechanic or Gentlemen Mechanically Inclined. FIRST EDITION 1773, bound in 2 volumes, 8vo, approximately 190 x 120 mm, 7½ x 4¾ inches, 18 folding engraved plates, half-title present, pages: (2), xvi, 174; 175-400, pages 311/12 and 313/314 misplaced out of order, bound in modern full calf, gilt lettered maroon labels, gilt decorated spines, blind decoration to covers, new endpapers. Both volumes completely interleaved with unused blank pages for making notes (1 leaf of text then 1 blank leaf, the blanks are early paper, not modern), ink stamp of Reece D. Allan (clock and watch repairer of Croydon) on half-title of Volume I and the front endpaper of Volume II, ink inscription of Harry Tulloch (watchmaker) of Dundee on verso, and on lower margin of page 175 in Volume II, occasional slight foxing, upper margins slightly trimmed, no loss of print, some plates slightly trimmed in top margin just shaving the page number on 6 of them, plates have pale foxing, some foxing to text and some pale age browning. A very good set. See G. H. Baillie, Clocks and Watches, page 294; The Clockmakers' Library Compiled by Bromley, page 29, No. 421. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Trattato della struttura del cuore della sua azione e delle sue infermità del Signor Senac medico consultore del re. Tradotto per la prima volta dal francese.

      1773 - In Brescia, per Giammaria Rizzardi, 1773. PRIMA edizione italiana. Quattro tomi in due volumi in quarto grande (cm. 26); belle legature coeve in mezza pelle a 5 nervi con fregi e titoli in oro; tagli rossi; pp. XLIII, 287 + 17 tavole incise ripiegate; 367; 275; 340. Bella copia stampata su carta forte priva di arrossature. Senac fu il medico personale di Luigi XV; i suoi studi nel campo della diagnostica delle malattie cardiache costituiscono un'opera fondamentale e segnarono la via a tutte le posteriori ricerche. Axs [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE SPEECHES OF HIS EXCELLENCY GOVERNOR HUTCHINSON, TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE MASSACHUSETTS-BAY AT A SESSION BEGUN AND HELD ON THE SIXTH OF JANUARY, 1773. WITH THE ANSWERS OF HIS MAJESTY'S COUNCIL AND THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES RESPECTIVELY

      Boston: Printed by Edes and Gill..., 1773. 126pp. Bound to style in half calf and marbled boards. Contemporary ownership inscription on titlepage. Light foxing and toning. Very good. "These speeches were printed in the MASSACHUSETTS GAZETTE AND BOSTON WEEKLY NEWS-LETTER between January and March of 1773. The House ordered 700 copies printed for itself and 100 for the Council on March 6, 1773" - Adams. "When [Samuel] Adams organized the correspondence committees in November 1772 and initiated the movement by publishing the 'Rights of the Colonists,' Hutchinson gave life to the movement by delivering before the General Court, on Jan. 6, 1773, an elaborately argued address designed to prove that since 'no line can be drawn between the supreme authority of Parliament and the total independence of the colonies' the Parliamentary supremacy must be admitted; and 'if the supremacy of Parliament shall no longer be denied, it will follow that the mere exercise of its authority can be no grievance'" - DAB. The complete text of this address is printed herein, along with other speeches made during the same session. These speeches immediately preceded the explosive publication of Hutchinson's letter back to England, leaked via Franklin. HOWES H854. EVANS 12856. AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE 97. DAB IX, pp.439-43. SABIN 34086.

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        Trattato della struttura del cuore della sua azione e delle sue infermità del Signor Senac medico consultore del re. Tradotto per la prima volta dal francese.

      In Brescia, per Giammaria Rizzardi, 1773. PRIMA edizione italiana. Quattro tomi in due volumi in quarto grande (cm. 26); belle legature coeve in mezza pelle a 5 nervi con fregi e titoli in oro; tagli rossi; pp. XLIII, 287 + 17 tavole incise ripiegate; 367; 275; 340. Bella copia stampata su carta forte priva di arrossature. Senac fu il medico personale di Luigi XV; i suoi studi nel campo della diagnostica delle malattie cardiache costituiscono un'opera fondamentale e segnarono la via a tutte le posteriori ricerche. Axs

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        Dissertatio Academica de Cancro, quam duplici proemio donavit illustris Academica Scientiarum, Humaniorum Litterarum & Artium Lugdunensis, in Conventu publicè habito die octava Decembris, anno 1773

      - 2 p.l., 100 pp. Small 8vo, cont. polished calf (a little rubbed, carefully rebacked by Trevor Lloyd), spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. Paris: Hansy Jr. & P.Fr. Didot Jr., 1774. First edition and a book of very considerable rarity. WorldCat lists only two copies in American libraries. Peyrilhe (1735-1804), "was the first to attempt an experimental study to determine the nature of cancer. He injected fluid from human mammary cancer into a dog?Peyrilhe recognized for the first time the essential unity of the many different forms of cancer."-Garrison-Morton 2608. He advocated surgical treatment in mammary cancer, removal of the axillary notes and even of the pectoralis major. Fine copy with the bookplate of "Petri Vidal, Doct. Med. Monsp." A French translation appeared two years later. ? Raven, The Theory and Practice of Oncology, p. 10-"The dawn of experimental research in cancer.". [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Journal of the Voyage to the South Seas,

      London: for Stanfield Parkinson, the Editor, , 1773. in His Majesty's ship, the Endeavour. Faithfully transcribed from the Papers of the Late Sydney Parkinson, Draughtsman to Joseph Banks, esq. on his Late Expedition with Dr. Solander, round the World. Embellished with Views and Designs, delineated by the Author, and engraved by Capital Artists. Royal quarto (331 x 256 mm). Contemporary tree calf, skilfully rebacked with the original smooth spine laid down, compartments gilt with central urn-and-flower motifs and foliate cornerpieces, red morocco label, Engraved portrait frontispiece after James Newton, 27 numbered plates depicting scenery, South Sea Islanders and their accoutrements, including the famous image of "Two Natives of New Holland advancing to Combat" and a map of New Zealand. With the errata leaf. Bookplate of Edward, Lord Suffield, to the front pastedown. Sides lightly scuffed, faint offsetting from plates, but an excellent copy, remarkably crisp and clean, with generous margins. First edition, large-paper copy, of one of the principal visual accounts of Cook's first voyage, by "the first European artist to set foot on Australian soil, to draw an authentic Australian landscape, and to portray Aboriginals from direct observation" (ADB). Parkinson joined Cook's expedition as natural history draughtsman at the behest of Sir Joseph Banks, and "with great diligence and flair … made at least 1300 drawings, many more than Banks had expected" which also included some of the earliest European views of the South Pacific. His valuable observations include the first published use of the word "kangaroo" (as "kangooroo", p. 149), and his vocabularies of South Sea languages cover the "languages of Otaheite, New Zealand, New Holland, Savoo, and Sumatra … the Malayan language spoken at Batavia, called the low Malay, and the language of Anjenga on the coast of Malabar, called the high or proper Malay" (Hill). After exploring Tahiti, New Zealand, Australia, and the Great Barrier Reef, the expedition reached Batavia, where Parkinson contracted malaria and dysentery, dying shortly after the departure for the Cape of Good Hope. Following the expedition's return to London, Parkinson's brother Stanfield set about preparing his notes and sketches for publication, contrary to an agreement with Banks, who had lent them to him strictly for personal use. Hawkesworth obtained an injunction in chancery to delay publication until after the appearance of his official account, and John Fothergill, a friend of the Parkinson family, was brought in to mediate. Hawkesworth published in June 1773, making free and unacknowledged use of Parkinson's material apparently by way of retaliation, whereupon the injunction was lifted and Stanfield's publisher brought out the journal, "with a preface ghosted by a Dr Kenrick scurrilously misrepresenting Banks's actions. Appalled by Stanfield's abuse of his good offices, Fothergill bought up some 400 copies remaining of the imprint and, following Stanfield's insanity and death, obtained the rights to the journal, which at his request was republished after his death by his friend Lettsom in 1784, complete with a measured riposte to the earlier preface" (ODNB). An excellent of "the most handsome of the unofficial accounts of Cook's first voyage" (Parks), with rich impressions of the superb plates.

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        LES FABLES D'ESOPE PHRYGIEN AVE CELLES DE PHILELPHE TRADUCTION NOUVELLE ENRICHIE DE DISCOURS MORAUX ET HISTORIQUES, ET DE QUATRAINS

      Copenhagen: Heritiers De Rothe Et Proft. Good with no dust jacket. 1773. Hardcover. Engravings; About 129 plates, mostly two to a page. One page with six and three half pages where apparently one plate was removed. No frontis illustration. Title page in red and black partly detached. Scatered foxing and toning- most plates very light or clean. Solidly bound in calf backed paper covered boards. Aesop's life is shown in 6 plates on one page. ; 0 .

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