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        Eigenh. Albumblatt mit U.

      Lübeck, 16. XII. 1773. - 1 S. Qu.-8vo. "Ouden ater graphes" ("Nichts wider die Schrift" - Klemens v. Alexandria). - Johann Gottlob Carpzov, Sohn des Theologen Samuel Benedikt Carpzov, studierte Theologie in Leipzig und Altdorf bei Nürnberg und begleitete als Reiseprediger den polnisch-sächsischen Gesandten nach England und Holland. 1719 erhielt er eine a.o.Professur der orientalischen Sprachen in Leipzig; von dort aus ging er 1730 als Superintendent nach Lübeck. "In seinen Schriften verteidigte er die orthodoxe Verbalinspirationslehre des Alten Testaments gegen die Bibelkritik Richard Simons, Spinozas und anderer. Zu seinen Hauptwerken gehört die 'Introductio in libros canonicos bibliorum Veteris Testamenti' (3 Bde., 1714-21). - Mit kl. zeitgen. Vermerk: "Dieser, mein Herr Pathe, wurde in Dresden am 26. September [lt. DBE Juni] 1679 gebohren und starb in Lübeck am 7. April 1767". - Mit kleiner Numerierung am rechten oberen Blatt- und kl. Wurmspur am unteren Blattrand.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        The Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church According to the Use of the Church of Ireland Together with the Psalter or Psalms of David

      Executors of David Hay, Assignee of the Late Boulter Grierson, Dublin 1773 - Common Prayer WITH Companion to the Altar WITH Psalms - a-b8, A-Oo8; A-C8; A-E8. Contemporary full morocco, smooth back, divided into six panels, with varying centre pieces and corner pieces, covers with gilt greek key border, double panel design and flower corner pieces, gilt roll to edges, a.e.g. with combed marbled endpapers. Rubbed to extremities, spine faded, corners worn. Lightly browned internally, signature Z lightly foxed, small nick to bottom margin of M4, with a small newspaper cutting stitched to Q2v, previous owners names to ffep. Includes the 'Irish Rebellion' prayers. The binding is almost certainly Irish. Griffith 1773 (6) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A voyage towards the North Pole undertaken by his majesty's command 1773.

      - London, printed by W. Bowyer and J. Nichols for J. Nourse, 1774.4to. Later half calf, with red morocco title label to spine. With 3 folding engraved maps and 12 folding or double page engraved views and plates and 11 folding tables. VIII,253 pp.* First edition; with the armorial bookplate of Charles Steward. - 'Official account written by Captain Phipps, later Lord Mulgrave. The expedition of the Racehorse and Carcass, undertaken for the purpose of discovering a route to India through the northern polar regions, was blocked by pack ice of Spitsbergen. The valuable appendix gives geographical and meteorological observations, zoological and botanical records, accounts of the distillation of fresh water from the sea, and astronomical observations. The voyage is perhaps best remembered for the presence of young Horatio Nelson, as midshipsman aboard the Carcass, and his encounter with a polar bear' (Hill 1351). Phipps's narrative of his voyage was of considerable scientific interest and was the beginning of modern efforts to reach the North Pole. It also made an important addition to the knowledge of the natural productions of Spitsbergen. - The first British attempt to reach the North Pole since 1615. - A fine copy.Sabin 62572; JCB 1966; Chavanne 1944 (other ed.); Cox II, p.19; Stam, Books on ice, p.13. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        COLECCION GENERAL DE MAQUINAS ESCOGIDAS entre todas las que hasta hoy se han dado a luz. Tomo 1º: M., Andrés Ramírez 1773 (PRIMERA EDICION). Tomo 2º: M., Pedro Marín 1784 (SEGUNDA EDICION). 2 vols. 8ºM. Anteport, 338p (incl. port.), 2h, 54 láms.

      A. Ramírez/ P. Marín, Madrid 1773 - grab. al cobre despl. (relativas a 48 máquinas) = anteport, port, 2h, 254p, 54 láms. grab. al cobre despl. numeradas de la 65 a la 118 (relativas a 49 máquinas num. de la 59 a la 107). Vol I. en perg. y vol. II plena piel nervios algo roz. - Relojes hidraúlicos, Molinos, Pies de gato, Romanas, Sillas volantes, Bombas, Prensa, Grúa, Palancas, Fuelles, Cerraduras, Ventilador, y todo tipo de máquinas: para destruir insectos, para transporte, para aventar granos, para apagar el fuego. 1773-1784

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        MEMORIE IDROSTATICO-STORICHE delle operazioni eseguite nell'inalveazione del Reno di Bologna, e degli altri minori Torrenti per la Linea di Primaro al Mare all'anno 1765. fino al 1772. dal P. ANTONIO LECCHI della Compagnia di Gesù Matematico delle LL. MM. II., e Direttore del Progetto nelle tre Legazioni per Chirografo di Clemente XIII. Si aggiungono altre Memorie riguardanti varie spedizioni, ed operazioni analoghe fatte contamporaneamente in Germania, ed altrove.

      Soc. Tip.,, Modena, 1773 - 2 voll. in-8, pp. XII, 301, (3); (4), 195, (3), leg. cart. con nome dell' A. ms al d. Con vignetta calcogr. sui front. inc. da Antonio Baratti su dis. di Michelangelo Borghi. Con iniziali e finalini xilogr. Con 1 gr. tav. xilogr. rip. al fine del primo vol. (330x477 mm) raff. la mappa, dal delta del Po alle valli di Comacchio, concordata nella visita Conti 1761, ed applicata alle operazioni eseguite dal 1766 al 1772. Con indice delle materie trattate all'inizio di ogni vol. Il L' A. (Milano 1702-1776) che vestì l'abito clericale nel 1718, si occupò di ingegneria idraulica come seconda carriera dal 1757-58 fino allla morte. D.B.I. vol. 64 p. 267. Lozzi I, n. 631 p. 172. [034]

      [Bookseller: SCRIPTORIUM Studio Bibliografico]
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        Descrizione di alcuni discendenti di Giacomo, o Giacobino Seniore da Fontanella di Reggio in Lombardia ovvero prove giustificanti la retta ascendenza mascolina delli Sig. Marchese Alfonso Vincenzo e Conte Alfonso Francesco Cugini Fontanella con varie ulteriori memorie risguardanti altri soggetti della stessa famiglia.

      per G. Davolio,, In Reggio, 1773 - Pp. xxv (1) 200 (2). Unito a: Fontanella. Appendice alla descrizione d'alcuni discendenti di Giacomo o sia Giacobino Seniore da Fontanella. ovvero riscontri ulteriori e giustificazione dell'essere e dell'azioni d'altri soggetti della Famiglia Fontanella in quella non memorati. In Reggio, Davolio, 1775. Pp. (4) 59 (1). Vari fregi xilografici nel testo e due belle tavole raffiguranti stemmi famigliari incisi in rame. Due opere in un volume di cm. 27, leg. coeva in cart. alla rustica. Tagli colorati. Bell'esemplare, genuino, marginoso, stampato su carta forte ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Edizione originale ed unica per entrambe le opere, non comuni. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Eléments de la politique, ou Recherche des vrais principes de l'économie sociale.

      A Londres 1773 - Livre ancien collationné complet. Dans cet ouvrage, imprimé sans nom d'auteur, avec la mention fictive « A Londres », Dubuat-Nançay aborde l'épineux problème de la réforme des institutions, des devoirs et droits de la noblesse par rapport aux autres ordres. Proposant une réforme territoriale, l'auteur s'intéresse à la nécessaire éducation des citoyens et prône d'emblée dans son livre I la reconnaissance de l'égalité « des hommes entre eux, soient qu'ils ayent une origine commune, soit qu'ils ne l'ayent point ». L'audace d'un tel propos justifiait à l'évidence l'usage de l'anonymat. Dubuat-Nançay est l'auteur d'un ouvrage critique de l'administration des finances de la France de M. Necker. Agréable exemplaire. Condition : 6 tomes en 3 volumes in-8, en plein veau marbré, dos à 5 nerfs orné de fleurons, pièces de titre et de tomaison, double filet en encadrement des plats. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        EXERCICIOS Y MEDITACIONES PARA LOS DIAS DE SEMANA SANTA

      Oficina de D. Manuel Martin. - Madrid. 1773. 17X10. Piel y dorados. 450Pág+4h. Curiosa Obra del siglo XVIII editada en Madrid con preciosos grabados de época. Ref 13 Biblioteca A. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Marc & Antiques]
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        The Present state of music in Germany, the Netherlands, and United Provinces. Or, the journal of a tour through those countries, undertaken to collect materials for a general history of music.

      T. Becket and Co., J. Robson, G. Robinson, London 1773 - 8vo. 2 volumes. Volume I. pp. viii, 376. Volume II. pp. vi, [2], 352. (p. vi in volume 2 should probably be numbered iv). "Advertisement" and errata leaves are bound after the title page in volume 2. Library stamp on upper portion of the title page in each volume (and a number stamped lightly on verso). Bound in modern half-calf with marbled boards. Interior is generally clean; pages are mildly age toned with an occasional touch of light foxing; a couple of faint corner creases present; a small marginal tear on p. 157 of volume 2 is neatly sealed. Some spots of light staining present on outer edge of text block. Charles Burney (1726-1814) was an English musician and composer. In 1773 he was elected a member of the Royal Society. According to Andrew Deakin’s Musical Bibliography "The tour of which this book is the fruit was commenced in July, 1772. Dr. Burney visited Brussels, Antwerp, Frankfort, Munich, Vienna, Prague, Dresden, Leipzig, Berlin, and many other cities, forming friendships with the Bach family, J.A. Hiller, and other masters, who furnished him with numberless details about the early and later state of music." [Deakin, Musical Bibliography, p.47; ESTC T104544]. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres. Theatre.

      Neufchatel., Paris. 1773 - 8 voll., in 16°, p. pelle, ogni vol. è di ca. 450 pp. + 37 inc. Testatine e finaline. Tagli marmorizzati. Lettere e fregi ai dorsi in oro. Stampa fresca. Rare fioriture. Lievi gore sul margine di alcune pp. dell'ultimo vol. che non ledono il t. Tracce di tarletti su poche pp. Piccole mende ai dorsi e leggere abrasioni ai piatti . Raro nella sua completezza. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Manuel des Marins, ou Explication des Termes de Marine.

      Lorient: By Julien le Jeune Fils, for the benefit of science, and to be found at bookshops in various seaports, 1773 - 2 volumes, octavo (200 × 124 mm). Contemporary mottled sheep trade binding, title gilt direct to spine, floral and arabesque devices in compartments formed by a foliate roll between rules, edges marbled. Light browning, binding worn at the corners, head- and tail-caps chipped, but remains very good and attractive. Headpieces. First edition. Born in St. Malo in 1732, Bourdé spent his entire career in the employ of the Compagnie des Indes based at Lorient. His reputation was made by the publication in 1765 of Le Manoeuvrier, which he had submitted for the approbation of the Academie des Sciences. An English translation was published in 1788 and Bourdé joined Hoste and Bigot de Morogues as French naval theoreticians who became highly influential on both sides of the channel. In the present work he attempts the definition of terms currently in use at sea, on the basis of the principle that from words "we are led to an understanding of all the rest." Authors of other marine dictionaries lack experience at sea, and simply cannot define that which they do not understand without error, mistaking one thing for another, and stuffing their works with false explanations. He will attempt to write as simply, but as precisely as possible, in the "langage ordinaire des Marins," making his dictionary useful not just to seamen, but also to merchants, politicians, and "on qui fréquentent les Ports du Royaume." Uncommon, COPAC shows just two copies of the 1799 revised edition in Britain, nine copies on OCLC, eight of them in the USA. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Orlando Furioso.

      Birmingham, Baskerville 1773 - 4 volumi in 8vo; pp. 6 n.nn., LVIII, 362; 450; 446; 446, 28 n.nn. Ritratto dell' autore e 46 illustrazioni a piena pagina incise in rame. Legatura coeva in mezzo marocchino rosso, piatti inquadrati da fregi dorati; doppio tassello ai dorsi con titolo e ricchi fregi in oro. Esemplare fresco di primo tiraggio. Le 46 illustrazioni sono disegnate da G. Cipriani, Moreau le jeune, Eisen, Cochin fils, Monnet, J.B. Greuze ed incise da Bartolazzi, Launay, Longueil, de Ghendt, Prevost, Henriquez, Massard, Simonet, Ponce, Duclos, Martini, Moreau le jeune, Choffard, Helmon. Il ritratto e' disegnato da Eisen da un dipinto di Tiziano ed inciso da Fiquet. Cohen, 95; Gamba, 62; Guidi, pag. 111; Agnelli Ravegnani, pp. 204-205: "Magnifica edizione sia per la bellezza della stampa, sia per le illustrazioni, che la fanno uno dei livres à figures meglio riusciti del XVIII secolo". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: CASELLA STUDIO BIBLIOGRAFICO ALAI-ILAB]
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        OEUVRES DE MOLIÈRE.

      - Paris, La compagnie des libraires associés, 1773, 13x21, six volumes. Reliure en plein veau tacheté. Dos à 5 petits nerfs, pièce de titre rouge et tomaison en lettres dorées. Encadrement des plats doré. Roulette sur les coupes. Tranches rouges. Illustré de 33 figures par Moreau le jeune et d'un frontispice par Mignard. "La suite des figures de Moreau est une des plus estimées" (Cohen, 717). "De toutes les éditions des oeuvres de Molière avec les notes de Bret, celle-ci est la plus belle et la plus recherchée" (Brunet, III, 1798). Notre exemplaire contient bien en double les pages 66-67 et 80-81 (Tome I). Les planches sont un peu piquées, et la reliure porte des traces d'usage, mais l'exemplaire est bien solide et très beau. Envoi de photographies sur demande. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres avec des remarques grammaticales, des avertissements et des observations sur chaque pièce, par M. Bret.6 vol. in-8, plein cuir, filets dorés encadrant les plats, dos à nerfs ornés de fleurettes (reliure de l'époque). Texte établi par Bret, après une révision soigneuse des éditions originales des comédies, contenant la célèbre Vie de Molière par Voltaire. Ce dernier avait été chargé en 1734 d'écrire cette biographie par M. de Chauvin pour l'édition in-4 illustrée par Boucher. Refusée par le censeur de la librairie, il fallut attendre 1739 pour qu'elle soit éditée; elle est ici augmentée.L'exemplaire est complet des 33 célèbres figures de Moreau gravées par les meilleurs artistes de cette époque. Elles sont ici en premier tirage. Chaq

      Paris La Compagnie des Libraires Associés Littérature 1773 - Exemplaire provenant de la bibliothéque privée de Georges Pompidou ancien président de la République.Ex libris disponible en photo. Bon état.quelques traces d'humidité.

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        Lo spirito delle leggi del signore di Montesquieu. Tomo primo [-quarto].

      si vende appresso i principali libraj d'Italia [Graziosi],, Amsterdam [ma Venezia], 1773 - 4 volumi in-12° (cm. 16), gradevolissime legature in m. pelle maculata (lievissime abrasioni) con titolo e filetti in oro ai dorsi, piatti marmorizzati, tagli gialli; carte in buono stato, ogni frontespizio con vignetta xilografica differente (antica integrazione al margine superiore del primo senza alcun fastidio). Prima traduzione italiana completa del capolavoro Esprit des lois, nonché «versione capostipite di tutte le ottocentesche» [S. Rotta. Montesquieu nel Settecento italiano, in Scritti scelti di Salvatore Rotta, Eliohs 2003]. Pur essendo il traduttore ancora non identificato (forse Ottaviano Guasco?) «il volgarizzamento è fatto da mano maestra» [Gazzetta letteraria, Milano, Galeazzi, 1773, p. 219] e «il traduttore è soggetto molto opportuno a simili imprese» [L'Europa Letteraria t. I, p. II, febbraio 1773]. Questa traduzione, che seguiva la sola incompiuta di Mecatti del 1750 [cfr. Einaudi 3996], fu rimaneggiata dal Terres e da lui arricchita dei commenti del Genovesi (1777), tanto da essere poi riprodotta con mere varianti ortografiche e di punteggiatura nelle edizioni milanesi del 1819 e 1838, in quella napoletana del 1819 e in quella veneta del 1821. Cfr. E. De Mas. Montesquieu, Genovesi e le edizioni italiane dello Spirito delle leggi, Firenze 1971, pp. 15-17, 50. Rara edizione. Esemplare molto buono.

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        An Account of the Voyages Undertaken by the Order of His Majesty for Making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere and successively 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

      W. Strahan and T. Cadell, London 1773 - Three volumes. [12], xxxvi, [3], [1, blank], [458, numbered 678, omitting 140-360]; [1, blank], xv, [1], (1)-410; [6],(411) -799, [1, blank] pp., Quarto [leaf size 28.5 x 23 cm). Illustrated with engraved plates and charts (some folding) all in clean and crisp condition, no tears or brown spots, with the exception of "Hawkin's Maidenland" which is a little browned with some spotting in right margin, and "Queen Charlotte Island" bound upside down at p. 578 not 577 as called for in volume I, also lacking (as is usual in the first edition) "Chart of the Streights of Magellan" ; volume II is missing "Chart of New Zealand" at p. 281; all plates and charts in volume III are present and in fine condition. With the bookplate of Thomas Erskine [of] Linlathen (1788-1870) in each volume. Erskine was an outstanding revisionary and constructive lay theologian in the early part of the 19th century and was, with his good friend the Reverend John Mcleod Campbell, one of Scotland's most important nineteenth century constructive theologians. "On his first voyage, 25 August 1768 to 12 July 1771, Cook circumnavigated New Zealand and for the first time explored the east coast of AustraliaÉof which he took possession for Great Britain; he also sailed through the straits separating New Guinea and Australia. On the second, and historically most important, voyage (13 July 1772 to 30 July 1775) he began by cruising as far south as possible around the edge of the antarctic ice. He again visited New Zealand and, cruising through the Pacific, discovered, or explored again, many of the islands, in particular New Caledonia, Palmerston and Norfolk Islands, Easter Island, the Marquesas, New Hebrides, Tonga, the South Sandwich Islands and South Georgia. "The third voyage (11 July 1776 to 4 October 1780) was undertaken to find the North-West Passage from Europe to the East. After again visiting Tasmania, New Zealand and many Pacific Islands, Cook sailed on to North America, discovering on the way the Cook Islands and the Hawaiian group. He charted the North American coast from Oregon as far north as the Bering Strait, where ice turned him back. On the way back the great explorer was killed [in 1779] in a fight with natives in Hawaii. "Cook earned his place in history by opening up the Pacific to western civilization and by the foundation of British Australia. The world was given for the first time an essentially complete knowledge of the Pacific Ocean and Australia, and Cook proved once and for all that there was no great southern continent, as had always been believed. He also suggested the existence of antarctic land in the southern ice ring, a fact which was not proved until the explorations of the nineteenth century. "Cook was a brilliant navigator and hydrographer, and excellent administrator and planner, and probably the first sea captain to realize the importance of preserving the health and well-being of his crew" (Printing and the Mind of Man). These voyages of discovery were also the first to carry illustrations by professional artists (notably Parkinson, Hodges, and Webber). The volumes are justly famous for their splendid plates, many of which were engraved by Bartolozzi. [Hill p. 139. See also PMM 223] Spines a bit rubbed with slight loss of leather at top of volume I, covers slightly rubbed, some moderate water staining primarily in lower margin only affecting a few leaves in volume I, moderate waterstain about 3/4 height of first 11 leaves in inner margins of volume II, very minor waterstain upper right margin affecting 4 leaves of volume III, spine labels lacking on volume III; leaf 557/558 with small closed tear in right margin three-quarter brown calf over marbled boards, gilt lettered spine labels in red and green morocco, all edges sprinkled, marbled endpapers [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Cumea

      William Blake, 1773. A POWERFUL EARLY WORK BY WILLIAM BLAKE, DONE IN HOMAGE TO MICHELANGELO Inscribed bottom center: CUMEA. Pen and black ink and watercolor over pencil, with a study of one of the ignudi from the Sistine Chapel ceiling on the verso: 6 ¾" x 4 ¾" . Book.

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        Mappa Geographica Regni Poloniae. Es novissimis quot quot sunt..

      Nürnberg 1773. Karte zeigt gesamt Polen mit Lithauen und Ukraine, altkoloriert, Kupferstich, 45 x 50. Zustand: Faltstelle fachmännisch restauriert

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        Orlando Furioso

      4 volumes 4to, Vol.1. [-]1, [-]2, a-g4, [-]1, A-Z4, Aa-Yy4, Zz2, (last leaf blank), portrait, plates 1-12 : Vol.2. [-]1, A-Z4, Aa-Zz4, Aaa-Kkk4, Lll2, (last leaf blank), plates 13-23 : Vol.3. [-]1, A-Z4, aa-Zz4, Aaa-Kkk4 , (last leaf blank), plates 24-35 : Vol.4. [-]1, A-Z4, Aa-Zz4, Aaa-Hhh4, Ff-Gg4, *4, ***4, ****4, *****1 (asterisks signed as per Gaskell), plates 36-46, the engraved plates by Cipirani, Cochin, Eisen, Moreau et al., a little light foxing on some plates and consequent offsetting, fine contemporary French red morocco, triple fillet borders, floral bouquet cornerpieces, fully gilt spines in 6 compartments with green morocco labels in compartments 2 and 3, marbled endpapers, a.e.g.

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        [COLLECTION OF MANUSCRIPT VOLUMES CONTAINING THE REPORTS AND CORRESPONDENCE OF THE MARQUIS DE VERAC, FRENCH MINISTER IN RUSSIA, DENMARK, AND GERMANY, TO THE FRENCH FOREIGN MINISTER, THE COMTE DE VERGENNES, CONTAINING DIPLOMATIC DISPATCHES OF THE HIGHEST LEVELS DURING THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION]

      Cassel, Copenhagen, & St. Petersburg. 1773-1775; 1775-1777; 1780-1783.. Five volumes, totaling [2,224]pp. Approximately 400,000 words. Manuscript text in a clerical hand, margins ruled in red. Folio. Uniformly bound in contemporary red morocco, gilt, spines with raised bands and richly gilt, each spine stamped in gilt with the arms of the Marquis de Verac, gilt inner dentelles, a.e.g. Printed shelf ticket of the Bibliotheque du Chateau du Tremblay on the front pastedown of each volume. Minor shelf wear and rubbing. Very clean and neat internally. A beautiful set. A fascinating and extensive manuscript diplomatic record from the period of the American Revolution, showing the international dimensions of the Revolutionary War and the effect of the war on the diplomacy of the Great Powers of Europe. These five volumes contain the correspondence and reports of the French diplomat, the Marquis de Verac, from his posts in Germany, Denmark, and Russia during the years when the American Revolution was the preeminent diplomatic, political, and military event occupying the courts of Europe. Verac's dispatches offer tremendous insight into the views held in France, Russia, Denmark, and Germany toward the Americans and their efforts to secure their independence, and on the diplomatic history of Europe in the 1770s and 1780s. These volumes also document the beginnings of Russian- American relations, Russian attempts to mediate an end to the Revolutionary War, and the evolution of the "Armed Neutrality" proclaimed by Catherine II of Russia and subscribed to by several European states. Verac's reports contain scores of highly important diplomatic reports, offering a unique window into French and European diplomacy in the age of the American Revolution. Students of the diplomatic history of the American Revolution period have discussed the important role played by the Marquis de Verac, especially his service in Russia. See, particularly, the works of Isabel de Madariaga, Richard B. Morris, and N.N. Bolkhovitinov noted below. Those historians used original documentary material in the Correspondence Politique of the French Archives des Affaires Etrangeres. French archives suffered heavily during the years of the French Revolution, and it is quite likely that these volumes contain some correspondence from and to Verac that does not exist in the French archives. We can find no record of Verac's dispatches to and correspondence with Vergennes having been published, nor is it reproduced in B.F. STEVENS'S FACSIMILES OF MANUSCRIPTS IN EUROPEAN ARCHIVES RELATING TO AMERICA. Charles Olivier de Saint Georges, the Marquis de Verac (1743- 1828), had an active and important career in the French Foreign Ministry. He was a trusted advisor to the French Foreign Minister, Charles Gravier, the Comte de Vergennes. As documented in these volumes, Verac served as the French minister at Cassel, Germany in 1773-75, and then in the same post in Copenhagen from 1775 to 1778. Each of those postings is documented in a single volume in this collection. Verac's most consequential service was in Russia, where he was minister plenipotentiary, and his letters and dispatches from his post at St. Petersburg for 1780-83 are contained in the final three volumes of this group. Verac's dispatches are lengthy, well-written, and informed. Each volume has the bookplate/shelf ticket of the library of the Chateau du Tremblay, the seat of the marquises of Verac. The first, second, and third volumes each begin with a manuscript entitled MEMOIRE POUR SERVIR D'INSTRUCTIONS AU SR. MARQUIS DE VERAC.... This transcribes the official instructions given to Verac as he took up his post at Cassel, Copenhagen, and St. Petersburg, respectively. When the Marquis de Verac arrived in St. Petersburg in the summer of 1780, he found himself at the center of intense diplomatic maneuvering. Russia had traditionally been sympathetic to British aims, but this perception began to change when Empress Catherine II declared the League of Armed Neutrality on February 28, 1780. While not openly favoring or recognizing American independence, its principles did certainly favor the American side in the conflict with England. The League was eventually comprised of several European states, including Denmark, Norway, and Sweden; the Netherlands, the Holy Roman Empire, Prussia, Portugal, and the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies. It indirectly helped the United States by placing most of Europe against Britain in terms of shipping rights during the war, arguing that "free ships" made "free goods," that neutrals had the right to use the seaports of warring nations, that blockades had to be actually enforced and not just declared on paper, and that the definition of what goods constituted contraband or articles of war should be narrowly defined. The French Foreign Minister, the Comte de Vergennes, saw the Armed Neutrality announcement as an opportunity to bring Russia into closer alliance with France and French objectives, which included American independence. When Verac arrived at St. Petersburg in the summer of 1780, the Russians were floating proposals to mediate a resolution to the conflict between the Americans, their French and Spanish allies, and England. Hoping to gain Russian support for the French cause, Verac cultivated the friendship of Count Nikolai Panin, Catherine's senior foreign policy adviser, and the two formed a rather close bond. Isabel de Madariaga writes that during this period "the impression grew in France that Russia could be relied on to protect French interests" (p.229). Verac recounts his conversations with Panin in great detail for Vergennes, and the Comte responds to Verac with instructions on how to proceed in his discussions with the Russian court. Of particular importance herein is a long dispatch from Verac to Vergennes of September 14, 1780 in which Verac recounts a conversation with Panin about a Russian proposal to mediate between England and the Americans. The proposal suggested that the individual American states might behave autonomously, deciding independently of the others whether or not they wanted to remain in confederation with Great Britain. This was a proposition which Vergennes considered seriously. Indeed, these volumes reveal the lengths to which Vergennes' diplomatic strategies were at times at odds with American interests, and which led John Adams to write to Francis Dana, the American minister in Russia, that "there is a Vulcan at Versailles whose constant employment has been to forge chains for American ministers" (quoted in Morris). Indeed, Russian mediation offers continued into 1782, and Verac reports them back to Vergennes in these dispatches. Francis Dana went to St. Petersburg as the American minister to Russia in 1781, and while he never gained official recognition from Catherine II, he remained there until 1783. Shortly after Dana's arrival, young John Quincy Adams, aged only fourteen, arrived in Russia to act as Dana's secretary. Verac records his impressions of Dana, and of the efforts of the Americans in St. Petersburg; he also reports on the bribery and intrigues that unfolded among the rival diplomatic corps in the Russian capital. Verac's reports also discuss the British representative in St. Petersburg, the energetic and effective James Harris, and his activities in the Russian court. The volume of dispatches from Copenhagen begins in September 1775 and continues to August 1777. In Copenhagen, Verac reports on a number of issues of concern to the Danes, many of which grow out of the war just beginning between England and her former colonies in America. Included among these are rumors of English plans to raid ports in the Baltic suspected of harboring American sympathizers. Danish ships, merchant and military, were being regularly harassed by the British, who believed that the Danes were sending illegal goods to the Americans, or that they might even send troops to support the rebel cause. Many of Verac's dispatches relate his meetings and conversations with the Danish Foreign Minister, Andreas Peter Bernstorff, who was a staunch advocate of neutrality on the issue of the American Revolution. There is also much on Verac's interaction with Danish nobility and military leaders, and on Danish governmental attitudes toward England. For examples, in a letter of January 7, 1777, Verac writes that in his conversation with Danish officials the situation between England and her colonies "sont un des sujets les plus frequent de nos entretiens." He goes on to write that the sentiments of many to whom he speaks are against the Americans. Verac's volume of dispatches from Cassel (and other places in Germany) begins with a letter of April 30, 1773 and continues to 1775, concluding with a long summation by Verac of his experiences over the previous two years. A substantial report of June 1773 gives Verac's observations on the military strength of the forces of the Landgrave of Hesse-Cassel, while another lengthy report considers the possible advantages of a commercial treaty between France and the German state. He also writes of goings on in the court of the Landgrave of Hesse, and in the Holy Roman Empire generally. In all, the volume records dozens of dispatches from Verac in Germany and sent to him from Versailles. A remarkably interesting and important collection of manuscript correspondence, recording the highest levels of French diplomacy during the American Revolution. The Marquis de Verac's dispatches and letters shed significant light on how several European nations - most importantly France and Russia - dealt with the challenges to their interests and to the European order caused by the tumult of the American Revolution. Isabel de Madariaga, BRITAIN, RUSSIA, AND THE ARMED NEUTRALITY OF 1780 (New Haven, 1962). Richard B. Morris, THE PEACEMAKERS. THE GREAT POWERS & AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE (New York, 1965). N.N. Bolkhovitinov, THE BEGINNINGS OF RUSSIAN-AMERICAN RELATIONS (Cambridge, 1975).

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        Pawns in the Game

      Toronto, Canada: National Federation of Christian Laymen. Paperback. 186 pages. "... Published to expose the ramifications of the International Conspiracy which was originated by a small group of wealthy and influential men in 1773 for the purpose of ultimately obtaining undisputed control of the wealth, natural resources, and manpower of the entire world... Explains how the continuity of their Long Range Plan was assured by appointing their successors from their own entourage while still alive." - from Foreword. Author was an English-born Canadian naval officer. Sombre cover illustration depicts Soviet chess pieces moving in for the kill. Above-average external wear. Binding intact. Prior owner's name atop title page, otherwise unmarked. Lengthy errata list laid in. A rare first edition copy. Singerman 921 . Fair. 1955. First Edition.

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        Oeuvres de M. Franklin (Works of Benjamin Franklin) (Two Volume Set)

      Paris: Chez Quillau/Chez Esprit/Chez lâ&#128;&#153;Auteur, 1773. 1st Edition. Leather Bound Leather Bound. Very Good. (Science & Medicine) FRANKLIN, Benjamin. Oeuvres de M. Franklin, Docteur es Loix, Membre de lâ&#128;&#153;Academie Royale des Sciences de Paris, des Societes Royales de Londres & de Gottingue, des Societes Philosophiques dâ&#128;&#153;Edimbourg & de Rotterdam, President de la Societe Philosophique de Philadelphie, & Resident a la Cour de la Grande Bretagne pour plusieurs Colonies Britanniques Americaines. Traduites de lâ&#128;&#153;Anglois sur la Quatrieme edition par M. Barbeu DuBourg avec des additions nouvelles et des figures en Taille douce [Translation - Works of Mr. Franklin, Doctor of Laws, Member of the Royal Academy of Sciences in Paris, of the Royal Societies of London & Göttingen, Philosophical Societies of Edinburgh & Rotterdam, President of the Philosophical Society of Philadelphia, and Resident to the Court of Great Britain for several American British Colonies. Translated from the English edition of the Fourth by Mr. Barbeu-Dubourg with new additions and figures Intaglio]. Paris: Chez Quillau/Chez Esprit/Chez lâ&#128;&#153;Auteur, 1773. First French Edition. Two Volume Set. Large Octavo, 10.25 x 8 inches. Period full calf leather with red leather spine labels, 5 raised hubs, and decorative gold gilt tooling. Marbled endpapers. Red edge-stain to gutters. Volume I, 338 pages followed by 5 plates. Volume II, 318 pages followed by 7 plates. Previous owner name on title pages and writing on recto of back endpapers. Hinges cracking. Slight foxing and text shadowing to pages. Spines show some wear. Joints creased and worn, starting at head and foot. Boards slightly rubbed and scuffed. Edge wear with bumping and occasional chipping. Handsome set. Very Good condition overall. <br><br> Jacques Barbeu-Dubourgâ&#128;&#148;a French physician, botanist, writer, translator and publisherâ&#128;&#148;was a keen follower of the work of Benjamin Franklin, and they maintained a regular friendly correspondence. He translated some of Franklin&#39;s early experimental work into French and published it in Gazette d&#39;Epidaure, his medical journal. Barbeu-Dubourg later went on to publish his French translation of Franklinâ&#128;&#153;s Experiments and Observations on Electricity, considered the most important scientific book of 18th-century America. The French edition is more comprehensive than the English edition with new additions provided by Franklin. <br><br> Due to weight, extra shipping may be necessary. Must ship priority for international order.

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        The Philosophical Works. Methodized, and made English, from the Originals. With occasional notes by Peter Shaw. 3 Bde.

      London, Knapton, 1773.. 4°, Ledereinband. LXXIX/603, III-V/602, 26 Bl./590 (recte 594), LXX/632 S. Erste Ausgabe dieser Übersetzung. - Gibson 250. Lowndes 93: This edition does not contain the whole of Lord Bacon's works. (The translator has extensively altered Lord Bacon's arrangement by way of improving it.) - Neben der englischen Werkausgabe von 1730 die zweite englische Ausgabe überhaupt. - Die beiden im Bd. I am Ende zwischengeb. Blätter enthalten eine Widmung des Herausgebers Peter Shaw für Horatio Walpole. - Vorsätze mit Exlibris. Vereinzelt etw. fleckig und mit Wurmspuren, Bd. I am Ende wasserrandig. Insgesamt innen sauber.

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        Materialien und Dokumente, Reihe 2: Nicolaus Ludwig Graf von Zinzendorf. Leben und Werk in Quellen und Darstellungen. Herausgegeben von Erich Beyreuther und Gerhard Meyer. Band I-VIII: August Gottlieb Spangenberg, Leben des Herrn Nikolaus Ludwig Grafen von Zinzendorf und Pottendorf. 8 Bde. in 4 Bänden.

      Olms Verlag, Barby -75. Reprint: Hildesheim 1971. Mit einem Vorwort von Gerhard Meyer. 1773 - VII/[118]/2258 S. ZINZENDORF, MATERIALIEN UND DOKUMENTE, REIHE 2 Band 1-8 Band I/II. Barby 1773 - 1775. Reprint: Hildesheim 1971. Mit einem Vorwort von Gerhard Meyer. VII/[118]/1 - 393 S. Leinen. ISBN 978-3-487-04043-1 &#128; 99,50 Band III/IV. Barby 1773 - 1775. Reprint: Hildesheim 1971. 396 - 1158 S. Leinen. ISBN 978-3-487-04044-8 &#128; 99,50 Band V/VI. Barby 1773 - 1775. Reprint: Hildesheim 1971. 1159 - 1852 S. Leinen. ISBN 978-3-487-04045-5 &#128; 99,50 Band VII/VIII. Barby 1773 - 1775. Reprint: Hildesheim 1971. 1853 - 2258 S. mit Register. Leinen. ISBN 978-3-487-04046-2 &#128; 99,50 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Bibliotheca Westiana: A Catalogue of the Curious and truly Valuable Library of the late James West, Esq; President of the Royal Society

      ...digested by Samuel Paterson. Which...will be sold by Auction, by Mess. Langford...on Monday, the 29th of March 1773, and the Twenty-three following Days... viii, 239 (i.e. 235) pp. 8vo, cont. French red morocco, triple gilt fillet round sides, flat spine richly gilt, a.e.g. [London]: 1773. The second of the auction catalogues prepared for the sale of the library of James West. This is a splendid copy bound in contemporary French red morocco and entirely ruled in red (including the title-page) with prices in a contemporary hand. This copy belonged to the famous book collector Michael Wodhull (1740-1816), who has characteristically recorded on the free front flyleaf the price, date and place of purchase as well as signed it. West (1704-73), treasurer of the Inner Temple and President of the Royal Society, formed a collection of printed books "exceedingly rich in early English ones. It contained no fewer than thirty-four Caxtons, and a large number of works from the presses of Lettou, Machlinia, the anonymous &#39;Scole mayster&#39; of St. Albans, Wynkyn de Worde, Pynson, and the rest of the old English typographers, many of which were unique copies. His manuscripts were exceptionally interesting and valuable."-Fletcher, English Book Collectors, p. 205-(& see pp. 203-07). His library was also strong in scientific, historical, and philosophical works as well as books dealing with law and crime. West bought at all the great sales and dispersals in England for nearly fifty years, including those of Rawlinson, Harley, and Folkes. West also formed large collections of prints, drawings, paintings, medals and coins, and an important natural history cabinet. Upon his death, the collections were consigned to a general auctioneer, Messrs. Langford, who were a stone&#39;s-throw from West&#39;s house and experienced in selling anything and everything. Langford&#39;s prepared a catalogue of the library but suppressed it within a week due to its inferior and chaotic cataloguing and modest appearance. Samuel Paterson, the great auctioneer and cataloguer, was called in to produce a fresh catalogue, under the auspices of Messrs. Langford, intended to be more worthy of the library&#39;s fame. Paterson&#39;s catalogue -- the present one -- merged all the books. The number of lots was increased from 3796 to 4653 and the cataloguing was far superior (the compiler of the first catalogue disliked titles in German and had only a slight knowledge of the older books). The sale, with Paterson officiating, brought nearly 3000 pounds which was a very great event for the time. All the great English collectors of the period were buyers including Bindley, Wodhull, Dr. Askew, Dr. Hunter, George Mason, Thomas Crofts, and C.M. Cracherode. A very fine copy. &#10087; De Ricci, pp. 51-53, 55-57, 66, & 72. R. Charles Lucas, "Book-Collecting in the Eighteenth Century: The Library of James West" in The Library, 5th Series, Vol. 3 (1949), pp. 265-78. .

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        An Abridgement of Burn's Justice of the Peace and Parish Officer. To Which is Added An Appendix, Containing Some General Rules and Directions Necessary to be Known and Observed By All Justices of the Peace.

      Joseph Greenleaf, Boston 1773 - A well-preserved relic from pre-Revolutionary Massachusetts Bay colony, summarizing the principal laws and defining legal terms of the time. The entries are presented in alphabetical order, from 'accessory' to 'woman'. In his introduction, the publisher has taken pains to explain that regulations specific to England and Scotland have been removed and that this is a book intended for use by Americans. Page 345 mis-numbered as 145. Appendix with general rules, directions and formats to be used in legal settings. Single leaf at rear of volume with ads both sides touting publisher's other offerings. --- With an inked notation on the front free endpaper, dated 1776, stating that this book was given as a gift in memory of 'the Hon. John (Thomas Esq Descarte) who was a Major General in the Continental Army.' Two 1780 marriages are noted on the verso of the ffep. --- In full tooled leather covers. Five raised spine bands, with only a dark remnant of original label. Pages quite bright though browned at margins. (NOTE: A tear to front hinge has been professionally repaired and reinforced prior to this listing.); 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 386, (2, ads) pages [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An Abridgement of Burn&#39;s Justice of the Peace and Parish Officer. To Which is Added An Appendix, Containing Some General Rules and Directions Necessary to be Known and Observed By All Justices of the Peace

      Boston: Joseph Greenleaf. Very Good. 1773. Hardcover. A well-preserved relic from pre-Revolutionary Massachusetts Bay colony, summarizing the principal laws and defining legal terms of the time. The entries are presented in alphabetical order, from &#39;accessory&#39; to &#39;woman&#39;. In his introduction, the publisher has taken pains to explain that regulations specific to England and Scotland have been removed and that this is a book intended for use by Americans. Page 345 mis-numbered as 145. Appendix with general rules, directions and formats to be used in legal settings. Single leaf at rear of volume with ads both sides touting publisher&#39;s other offerings. --- With an inked notation on the front free endpaper, dated 1776, stating that this book was given as a gift in memory of &#39;the Hon. John (Thomas Esq Descarte) who was a Major General in the Continental Army.&#39; Two 1780 marriages are noted on the verso of the ffep. --- In full tooled leather covers. Five raised spine bands, with only a dark remnant of original label. Pages quite bright though browned at margins. (NOTE: A tear to front hinge has been professionally repaired and reinforced prior to this listing.); 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 386, (2, ads) pages .

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        An interesting appendix to Sir William Blackstone&#39;s Commentaries on the Laws of England

      America: printed for the subscribers: by Robert Bell ... Philadelphia. 1773. "8vo, pp. [4], iv, [5]-119, [1]; xii, 155, [1] ads; contemporary full calf, neatly rebacked, old red morocco label on spine; very good. & & The text consists of 6 tracts, each with a sectional title-p.: I. Priestley&#39;s Remarks on some paragraphs in the fourth volume of Blackstone&#39;s Commentaries, relating to the dissenters. II. Blackstone&#39;s Reply to Priestley&#39;s Remarks. III. Priestley&#39;s Answer to Blackstone&#39;s Reply. IV. The case of the late election of the county of Middlesex considered on the principles of the Constitution and the authorities of law. V. Furneaux&#39;s Letters to the Hon. Mr. Justice Blackstone concerning his Exposition of the Act of Toleration, and some positions relative to religious liberty, in his celebrated Commentaries on the laws of England. And, VI. Authentic copies of the argument of the late Hon. Mr. Justice Foster in the Court of Judges Delegates, and of the speech of the Right Hon. Lord Mansfield in the House of Lords, in the cause between the city of London and dissenters.& & The second printing of an important commentary on Blackstone, first published (with different pagination) in 1772. These tracts were originally printed in the fifth volume of the first American edition of Blackstone&#39;s Commentaries, also published in 1772. In the third printing of 1773 the title changed to The Palladium of Conscience. The tracts herein deal with Blackstone&#39;s writings on religious liberty and toleration, and the rights of nonconformists. Thomas Jefferson owned a copy of this edition. & & Evans 12684; Sabin 5697."

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        The description and use of the globes, and the orrery. To which is prefix'd, by way of introduction, a brief account of the solar system. 11th edition.

      London, B. Cole & E. Cushee, 1773.Contemporary calf (extremities of spine rep.). With engraved frontispiece and 6 folding engraved plates. VIII,220,(4) pp.* A popular handbook on globes which ran to many editions from 1731.

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        Reize naar Oost-Indië en Persië, en de daar omliggende landen. Ondernomen langs een' ongewoonen weg.Amsterdam, De Compagnie, 1779. 2 volumes bound as 1. 4to. With 2 engraved title-pages (identical except for the volume number) by Th. Koning after J.G Waldorp showing an allegorical illustration, 2 folding engraved maps, one of India (44 x 51 cm), the other tracking Ives' journey from Basrah to Latichea (ca. 42 x 56 cm), 9 engraved plates (including 1 large folding), woodcut tables, woodcut tailpieces and factotums, and decorations built up from cast fleurons. Early 20th-century boards, covered with very unusual marbled pape, black morocco spine label.

      Tiele, Bibl. 22; cf. Cox I, p. 299 (English ed.); on the author: ODNB online ed. First Dutch edition (second issue) of Ives' travel account of his voyage from England to India and his journey from Persia to England, first published in English in 1773. From 1753 to 1757 the naval surgeon and traveller Edward Ives (1719-1786) was surgeon of the Kent, the flagship of Vice-Admiral Charles Watson, commander-in-chief in the East Indies. The squadron sailed via the Cape of Good Hope and Madagascar to India, where they visited the chief English settlements and major cities, Ives attending the company hospitals and staff in each place. When Admiral Watson died in August 1757, Ives' own health was also somewhat impaired and he resigned his appointment, travelling home overland from Basrah, through Baghdad, Mosul and Aleppo, via Cyprus to Livorno and Venice, and finally through Germany and the Netherlands, arriving in England in March 1759 (ODNB). The plates include depictions of an altar, a Hooka (a Persian tobacco-pipe, in the large folding plate), the tower of Babel, views of the forts St. David and Geriah, and an amulet with Arabic inscriptions, together with Dutch translations. ''Ive's presence at many of the transactions which he describes and his personal intimacy with Watson give this historical narrative an unusual importance, and his account of the manners and customs of the countries he visited, are those of an enlightened and acute observer. The appendix contains an account of the diseases prevalent in Admiral Watson's squadron, a description of most of the trees, shrubs, and plants of India, with their medical virtues'' (Cox). This Dutch edition is a reissue of the edition published some 4 years earlier (Rotterdam and Utrecht, 1775-1776). The original English edition, A voyage from England to India..., was published in London in 1773. A German edition appeared in 1775-1776.Small marginal tear in 1 map and the folding plate, vol. 2 with loss of some paper in lower blank leaf of C4 and the last 3 quires browned. A wide-margined copy of Ives' narrative in good condition.

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        THE PLACID MAN: OR, MEMOIRS OF SIR CHARLES BEVILLE.

      London, J. Dodsley, 1773.2 volumes, complete set, SECOND EDITION WITH ADDITIONS 1773. 12mo, approximately 175 x 100 mm, 6¾ x 4 inches, woodcut tailpieces, pages: xii, 223, (1); viii, 247, (1), bound in full contemporary calf, gilt rules to spines, gilt volume numbers and gilt lettered title labels, gilt edges to covers. Spines darkened, hinges starting to crack at top and bottom, covers holding firmly, corners just slightly rubbed, 3 slight scrapes to lower cover of Volume II, armorial bookplate inside upper covers, small closed tear to edge of front endpaper in Volume II, a couple of small pale spots to 1 margin, otherwise contents clean, bindings tight and firm. A good set of a rare early novel. The Rev. Charles Jenner (bap. 1736, d. 1774), educated at Cambridge was known as a poet and writer. He won the Seatonian prize at Cambridge for poems on sacred subjects in 1767 and 1768, but also turned his attention to prose narrative at about this time with Letters from Altamont (1767) and Letters from Lothario (1769). The Placid Man, first published in 1770, is his only full length novel "and in this he departed from the epistolary technique and followed Henry Fielding, to whom he clearly states his allegiance early on in the proceedings, in telling his story from the viewpoint of an omniscient narrator who not only recounts the incidents but also takes time to air his views on a variety of related subjects, especially in the introductory chapter to each book of the novel... (It) takes much from the conventions of contemporary sentimental fiction, in both form and content. Interpolated narratives turn up at irregular intervals, causing one contemporary critic to complain that ?the digressions are too numerous?, although he conceded that ?many of them are instructive and entertaining? (ODNB). MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Extraordinary and near unique insight into Washington's religious views offering his family comfort: ? as far as the strength of our Reason & Religion can carry us, a chearful acquessence to divine Will...? ? He then dispenses some marital advice concerning his stepson: "as he has discoverd much fickleness already, that he may either change, and therefore injure the young lady...?

      Autograph Letter Signed ?G:º Washington,? 3p, 7? x 9?, on two sheets of laid paper. Mount Vernon, April 20, 1773. To Col. Burwell Bassett. Expertly mended on the first sheet and strengthened at folds on the second. Very good condition.Col. Burwell Bassett was married to Martha Washington?s sister Anna Maria. Their 14-year-old daughter Elizabeth Bassett had died in March. At about the same time, Martha?s 19-year-old son John Parke (Jack) Custis had become engaged to 15-year-old Eleanor (Nellie) Calvert.In full, ?The interruption of the Post for several Weeks prevented our receiving the melancholy account of your loss till within these few days. That we sympathize in the misfortune, and lament the decree which has deprived you of so dutiful a Child, & the world of so promising a young Lady, stands in no need, I hope, of argument to prove; but the ways of Providence being inscrutable, and the Justice of it not to be scand by the shallow eye of humanity, nor to be counteracted by

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        Gnomonique mise à la portée de tout le monde, ou méthode simple et aisée pour tracer des cadrans solaires, dans laquelle on trouvera des tables calculées depuis un degré de déclinaison tant orientale qu';occidentale jusqu';au 90e degré, pour les différens angles horaires, pris au centre du cadran. . Avec une table alphabétique des principales villes, & la figure & l';explication des instrumens nécessaires pour l';opération

      Vincent, Paris 1773 - In-8. [199 x 125 mm] Collation : X, (2), 460 pp., 5 planches h.-t. Veau marbré, dos à nerfs orné, tranches rouges. (Reliure de l'époque.). Première édition. Ouvrage avant tout pratique, contenant de nombreuses tables des angles horaires du 43e degré 18 mn de latitude au 51e "qui comprennent tout le royaume de France & les pays qui sont entre les mêmes parallèles." Illustré par 11 gravures imprimés sur 5 feuillets se dépliants. Il existe deux tirages de cette édition partagée, l'un au nom de Mossy à Marseille et l'autre de Vincent à Paris. Papier légèrement bruni. Quelques notes à la plume de l'époque dans les marges. Bon exemplaire.

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        The Art of Dressing Fish Most humbly dedicated to the Honorable Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce by your most obedient humble servant Ioh. Elias Haid

      Vienna 1773 - A charming image by one of the great names amongst German mezzotinters: Johann Elias Haid (1739-1809) A pretty young woman is shown seated at the fireside. A pot is already on the fire and she looks up, pausing, before continuing to de-scale a small fish. To her right on the floor are an eel and two other fish that await the same treatment, behind them a bundle containing vegetables and a wooden bin with cabbage and leeks. On the shelf above the fire-place sit a coffee-mill, a pot and a cup. Haid's dedication to the Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce suggest that this plate was intended by him as a show-piece that would be seen by members of the society, who would then recomend his work to would-be employers in Britain. It is above all a spectacular example of the art of mezzotint, with very fine gradations of shadow and a striking portrait. Le Blanc II, p.332, no.13. Mezzotint by Johann Elias Haid.

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        Ananas [Pineapple]

      [Nuremberg] 1773 - 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 Trew, 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. Engraving, coloured by hand, by J.J. or J.E.Haid. Very good condition apart from some mild rippling.

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        COLECCION DE LAS APLICATIONES QUE SE VAN HACIENDO DE LOS BIENES-LIMA 1773

      EDITION DE LIMA 1773 - RARE EDITION DE LIMA 1773 COLECCION DE LAS APLICACIONES QUE SE CONTINUAN HACIENDO DE LOS BIENES, CASAS, Y COLEGIOS QUE FUERON DE LOS REGULARES DE LA COMPANIA DE JESUS, EXPATRIADOS DE ESTOS REALES DOMINIOS. SIGUIENDO EN TODO LO ADAPTABLE LAS REGLAS QUE PRESCRIBE LA REAL CEDULA, DADA EN MADRID A 9 JULIO DE 1769, QUE SE MANO geordar, y complir en las Indias por otra de 8 de abril 1730. LIMA (EN LA OFICINA DE LA CALLE DE SAN JACINTO) 1773. PETIT IN FOLIO RELIE (20 X 14 cm) RELIURE VELIN EPOQUE, TITRE MANUSCRIT AU DOS, TROUS DE VERS AUX 10 PREMIERES PAGES, LACETS. 79FF, 306PPS, 3FF, VOLUME 2 SEUL. IMPORTANTE ET RARE COLLECTION DE DOCUMENTS OFFICIELS RECENSANT LES BIENS POSSEDES PAR LA COMPAGNIE DE JESUS EN ESPAGNE ET AU PEROU. PAYPAL ACCEPTE UNIQUEMENT POUR L'ETRANGER, MERCI DE VOTRE COMPREHENSION. RARE ÉDITION OF LIMA (PERU). SECOND VOLUME (OF TWO) OF THIS IMPORTANT DOCUMENT ON THE PROPERTIES OWNED BY THE COMPANY OF JESUS IN SPAIN AND PERU. THE JESUITS WERE EXPELLED FROM SOUTH AMERICA IN 1763. (PART 2 ONLY), LIMA (OFFICINA DE LA CALLE DE SAN JACINTO) 1773, SMALL IN FOLIO (20 X 14 CM) BOUNED IN CONTEMP. VELLUM, FIRST 10 PAGES WITH A WORM HOLE. MANUSCRIPT LITLE IN THE BACK 77PP, 306PP, 2PP. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Nouvelle Carte des Decouvertes faites par des Vaisseaux Russiens aux cotes inconnues de l'Amerique Septentrionale Avec les Pais Adiacentes.

      1773 - St Petersburg: Academy of Sciences, 1773. Folding map, dissected and laid on linen, 505 x 690mm. Antique map charting the Russian explorations in the North Pacific published just a few years before the Captain Cook's Third Voyage took him to the Bering Strait. The Asian coastline has taken some shape, with Kamchatka recognisable, but neither Hokkaido or Sakhalin delineated. The American West Coast has few details, with no recognisable Alaska, but Mount St Elias is shown, as are the landing points of the Russian explorers Bering and Chirikov, Drake's New Albion, and a North West Passage from Hudson's Bay.

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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 successively performed by Commodore Byron, Captain Wallis, Captain Carteret, and Captain Cook

      London: W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1773. Three volumes, quarto, with 51 engraved charts and plates (most of them folding); contemporary full marbled calf, expertly rejointed preserving original flat spines ornately panelled in gilt, red and green labels. The official account. A very handsome set of the first edition: this is the official account of Cook&#39;s great first voyage into the Pacific, during the course of which he discovered and charted the entire east coast of Australia, naming it New South Wales. Cook&#39;s voyage occupies the second and third volumes, while the first contains the accounts of the voyages of Byron, Wallis and Carteret; Hawkesworth&#39;s compendium thus contains the cream of eighteenth-century English exploration in the Pacific Ocean. It was edited from Cook&#39;s journals by the professional writer John Hawkesworth. As the official narrative of the Endeavour voyage this publication has always enjoyed considerable status, though it had its critics, chiefly because of Hawkesworth&#39;s rather clumsy editing: Cook himself hated the use of the first person singular in the narrative. Horace Walpole noted waspishly in a letter (to Dr Mason: Yale edition of the Letters, vol. 28, p. 96) that &#39;I have almost waded through Dr Hawkesworth&#39;s three volumes of the voyages in the South Seas. The entertaining matters would not fill half a volume; and at best it is but an account of the fishermen on the coasts of 40 islands&hellip;&#39;. This set is bound with the "Directions for Placing the Cuts and Charts", but without the "Chart of the Streight of Magellan". According to Holmes, this particular combination signifies a slightly later issue of the first edition (the work was first printed in June 1773, and again in August of the same year).

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        A Journal of a Voyage to the South Seas, in His Majesty&#39;s Ship, the Endeavour

      London: S. Parkinson, 1773. Quarto, with frontispiece portrait, a map and 26 plates; occasional light marking but a large and attractive copy, top edge gilt, others completely uncut, finely bound in full speckled tan calf. Artist&#39;s account of the first voyage. First edition: a large, uncut copy with the bookplate of William Charles De Mefun, Earl Fitzwilliam. This is the most handsome of the unofficial accounts of Cook&#39;s first voyage. Engaged by Joseph Banks as botanical artist on the Endeavour, Parkinson produced an enormous number of magnificent botanical and natural history drawings of Tahiti, New Zealand and Australia. At the end of the voyage, en route from Batavia to the Cape of Good Hope, he died of a fever. His manuscripts and drawings became a matter of dispute: Banks considered that they were his, while Parkinson&#39;s brother Stanfield claimed them under the provisions of his brother&#39;s will. When Hawkesworth learned of the impending publication of this work, he got an injunction to delay its appearance until some time after his official account, and retaliated by deliberately omitting Parkinson&#39;s name from the narrative: even the botanical illustrations in the official account have no credit to the artist. Parkinson himself was responsible for the original drawings for twenty-three of the twenty-seven plates here. His original artwork and these engravings made from it are one of the chief visual sources for Cook&#39;s first voyage, and one of the first views European observers had of such South Pacific scenes. Parkinson&#39;s journal also has some of the earliest natural history observations on the region, and contains the first published use of the word kangaroo (as "kangooroo", p. 149).

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        Voyage fait par ordre du roi en 1768 et 1769, à différentes parties du monde , pour éprouver en mer les horloges marines inventées par M. Ferdinand Berthoud

      Paris: Imprimerie Royale, 1773. Two volumes, quarto, with four maps, two plates, and five folding tables; in fine condition in contemporary French marbled calf, spines panelled in gilt between raised bands, double labels, marbled endpapers and edges; with the bookticket "Decrès" in each volume. The Minister of Marine&#39;s voyage: from the library of Napoleon&#39;s Minister of the Navy. First edition, surprisingly rare today (perhaps because the scientific nature of the voyage described limited the book&#39;s original audience): the early work of Louis XVI&#39;s Minister of Marine. This fine copy of an important voyage account belonged to another highly important naval figure, Admiral Denis Decrès, Napoleon&#39;s Minister for the Navy and the Colonies from 1801 to 1814 and thus the Minister directly responsible for Baudin&#39;s voyage, which departed shortly before he took office. Decrès was commemorated by Baudin in the naming of Ile Decrès, better known today as Kangaroo Island. Flinders and Baudin gave the island their chosen English and French names just four weeks apart, but because the Baudin voyage was published long before that of Flinders (thanks to the French capture and imprisonment of Flinders) it was the name of Ile Decrès that first gained currency. Anse Decrès (present-day Decres Bay) near Ceduna, north-west of modern Adelaide, was also named by Baudin in his honour. Count Charles Pierre Claret de Fleurieu (1738-1810) was one of the most important figures in the history of French exploration, in many ways the equivalent of Alexander Dalrymple, heavily involved with the cartography and science of voyages during his era, and closely associated with the actual planning and publication of many of them. The voyage described here in his first of many books was the single voyage undertaken by him personally. Its modern rarity must partly have to do with its partly technical nature. No racy account, it tells the story of the voyage of the Isis under his command in 1768 to the Caribbean coast and New York, chiefly from the point of view of its scientific aims, which were significant: this was the major French participation in the race to establish Longitude and the means of gauging it at sea. Fleurieu&#39;s specific purpose was to test the marine clock built by the pioneering Swiss, later French, instrument maker Ferdinand Berthoud, the first such French attempt to solve the scientific puzzle pre-occupying Europe at the time. Scientific progress made by him and during his administration enabled the commissioning of the first of the French grands voyages of the late eighteenth century, those of La Pérouse and d&#39;Entrecasteaux. Fleurieu too was honoured by the Baudin expedition in their naming of the Fleurieu Peninsula south of Adelaide and Fleurieu Island in northwest Tasmania. Louis XVI&#39;s Minister of the Navy from 1790, he was several times imprisoned during the Terror, surviving to re-join the administration after the fall of Robespierre. Subsequently he was several times again appointed Minister of the Navy, was a Governor of both the Tuileries and the Louvre, and was personally commissioned by Napoleon to establish the causes of the French defeat at Trafalgar. The competition between Berthoud and Le Roy to develop a viable marine chronometer in France - at the same time as Harrison was working in England - is described by Catherine Cardinal in "Ferdinand Berthoud and Pierre Le Roy: Judgement in the Twentieth Century of a Quarrel Dating from the Eighteenth Century" (in The Quest for Longitude, ed. W.J.H. Andrews, 1996).

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        Alphabetum Tangutanum sive Tibetanum , bound with four other works on exotic languages

      Rome: Congregatio de Propaganda Fide, 1773 -, 1791. Five works in two volumes, octavo, with three folding tables; in fine condition in contemporary quarter blue calf. A very attractive collection of five of the language studies and alphabets printed for the Congregatio de Propaganda Fide in Rome, which as well as fulfilling their evangelical function for the church also played an important role in the study and dissemination of non-Western languages. Each of the five works is a description of the components of a language and a specimen of typefaces to illustrate the expertise of the type foundry and their rich collections of characters. Some translations into the languages, usually religious in nature for missionary and teaching purposes, typically appear in the volumes. The contents are as follows: 1. Alphabetum Tangutanum sive Tibetanum, 1773. The rare original edition of this book on the Tibetan language and alphabet, composed by the missionary Cassianus (da Macerata) Beligatti (1708-1791) who had spent 18 years in Tibet. It is partly based on the work by Georgi on the Tangut alphabet which first appeared in 1759. It was edited by the Italian philologist Giovanni Cristofano Amaduzzi (1740-1792), who as director of the congregation supervised the publication of such grammars of Oriental languages at the printing press of the Propaganda Fide in Rome. The series comprised, among others, grammars of Burmese, Hindustani, Armenian, Syriac, Arabic, Hebrew, Ethiopic (both Ge&#39;ez and Amharic), Bulgarian etc. 2. Alphabetum Barmanorum seu Regni Avensis. Editio altera emendatior, 1787. Second edition of the first book printed in the Burmese language. 3. Alphabeta Indica id est Granthamicum seu Samscrdamico-Malabaricum Indostanum sive Vanarense Nagaricum vulgare et Talinganicum, 1791. Original edition of this comparative study of Indian alphabets: Malabar, two variants of Sanskrit and Telugu. 4. Alphabetum Brammhanicum seu Indostanum Universitatis Kasi, 1771. First edition of this alphabet important for the history of the study of Hindustani, with guidance on grammar, pronunciation and its literature. 5. Alphabetum Grandonico-Malabaricum sive Samscrudonicum, 1772. Original edition of the first printed book in Europe with Malaysian characters. This work lacking 8 folding tables that should accompany it.

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        Tratado de la siembra y plantío de árboles y de su cultivo ó medios de multiplicar y criar árboles: de plantarlos en Espesillos y Alamedas: de formar Montes y Bosques; y de conservarlos y restablecer los que estén deteriorados: lo qual constituye una parte del tratado completo de Montes y Bosques

      Joachin Ibarra, Madrid 1773 - Holandesa época con nervios y florones dorados , tejuelo y cantoneras XIV- LXXII - 363 pags. Ilustrado con 16 grabados plegables,falta grabado 11. Traducido al castellano por Casimiro Gómez de Ortega [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        AN INTRODUCTION TO THE MECHANICAL PART OF CLOCK AND WATCH WORK. IN TWO PARTS.

      London, T. Longman and G. Robinson, 1773.Containing all the arithmetic and geometry necesssary, with their particular application in the said branches. 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 light brown half morocco over dark green cloth sides, raised bands to spine, gilt lettered black morocco labels, new endpapers. Both volumes competely interleaved with unused blanks (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, a few plates very slightly browned. A very good set. See G. H. Baillie Clocks and Watches page 294. The Clockmakers' Library Compiled by Bromley, page 29, number 421. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        The Gentleman's Farriery:.

      "or, A Practical Treatise on the Diseases of Horses: Wherein the best whriters on that subjecthave been consulted, and M.La Fosse's Method of Trepanning Glandered Horses is particularly considered and improved: Also A new method of Nicking Horses is recommed; with a Copper-Plate and discription of the Machine. To wich is added a Appendix, Treating, 1 Of particular Disorders of the Feet. 2 Observations on Shoeing Horses. With proper Cuts. The Eighth Edition, revised. london, printed for J. Nourse ea. 1773. With 1 engr.plt. and 4 engr.fold. plts.370pp.".

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        A Catalogue of useful and entertaining books, printed for, and sold by J. Cooke, at Shakespeare&#39;s-Head, Pater-noster-Row, London; and sold by all other Booksellers in Great-Britain and Ireland

      1773. (London, 1773). 24pp. 12mo. Drop head title. Last page dustsoiled. Disbound & loose. John Cooke was a bookseller in London, who, according to Plomer, in partnership with J. Coote made a specialty of jestbooks and chronicles of crime, which he advertised extensively in provincial newspaper. The books in this catalogue all have very extensive notes on the contents etc. [ESTC (C, DCU, DNLM); Plomer, Dictionary of Printers and Booksellers].

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        Chart of Part of the Coast of New South Wales , from Cape Tribulation to Endeavour Straits. By Lieut. J. Cook, 1770

      London 1773 - Engraved map, 325 x 360 mm., original folds; small repaired tear to right-hand margin without loss; in fine condition. Cook charts Queensland. The earliest charting of the coast of Queensland, commemorating one of the most memorable passages of Cook's first voyage. This map, prepared by Cook himself, details the tracks and anchorages of the Endeavour as the expedition sailed north along the coastline in 1770. Far North Queensland was a difficult passage for the Endeavour of course: the ship ran aground on a shoal near the Hope Isles and required numerous repairs at Endeavour River. The expedition's naturalists, Joseph Banks, Herman Spöring and Daniel Solander, used the delay as an opportunity to collect Australian flora for European study. Cook's chart, which was published in this form for Hawkesworth's official account of the first voyage (see catalogue number XX), shows the exact spot of the reef where the ship went aground, as well as "Endeavour River, where we beached the ship". The track to Cape York, including the passage through Providential Channel, is marked. The original manuscript version from which this was prepared, now in the British Library, is reproduced in Historical Records of NSW (1893, plate 6).

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