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        An Historical Account of all the Voyages Round the World Performed by English Navigators Captain Cooks first voyage

      London: F Newberry, 1773. First edition. Hardcover. Good. Vol. 3 & 4 only of 4. Included is a full account of Captain Cooks first voyage + several voyages by Byron. Wallis. Carteret and Bougainville. from 1764-1771 + the Journal of a Voyage to the North Pole by the Hon. Commodore Phipps. and Captain Lutwidge. Quarter period calf leather bindings. 8vo. [2]/ 470 pages. [1]/ 364 pages + 2 pages of adverts + 118 page suppliment. Lacks maps? and illustrations? Front board on vol. 4 is only held on with a little bit of string. Rear board is loose. Spines and covers are very worn and damaged. Only very minor foxing internally. Title page of vol. 3 some what soiled.

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        A Journal of a Voyage to the South Seas, in His Majesty'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. London, Printed for Stanfield Parkinson, the Editor, 1773. 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's first voyage. Engaged by 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's brother Stanfield claimed them under the provisions of his brother'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'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's first voyage, and one of the first views European observers had of such South Pacific scenes. Parkinson'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).Bagnall, 4466; Beaglehole, I, pp. ccliii-cclv; Beddie, 712; Davidson, 'A Book Collector's Notes', pp. 54-56; Hill, pp. 223-4; Hocken, p. 12; Holmes, 7; Kroepelien, 944; O'Reilly-Reitman, 371.

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        Giornata Villereccia Poemetto in tre Canti

      Parma: Stamperia Reale, 1773. Octavo. (viii), 62 pp. Illustrated with an engraved title-page and three engraved vignettes at the opening of each Canto. An early title from this celebrated Italian press. Brooks shows the title-page in his bibliography. Bound in contemporary stiff wrappers that have been rebacked at an early time. Some wear and fading to wrappers, minor soiling interior, and a hole in one leaf not affecting text. Overall a nice copy of a scarce Bodoni production.

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        MANUEL DES MARINS OU EXPLICATION DES TERMES DE MARINE TOME I & II

      1773. Hardback. Good. Almost very good condition with no wrapper. Sailors Handbook, explanation of the nautical terms. Two volumes bound as one. Calf leather binding, raised bands to spine, brown title label with gilt title to top of spine, gilt decoration between bands of spine. Marbled endpapers. Text in French. Leather boards marked, edges worn exposing board. Front and rear hinge pulled. Some annotation to verso of half-title page and index page. Text block a little marked. Some scattered foxing and margin marks as to be expected in a book almost 250 years old. A very nice copy of a scarce antiquarian book. Text in French. [S]

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        Agathon [Geschichte Des Agathon] - [Complete in 4 Volumes]

      Leipzig Bey Weidmanns Erben Und Reich, 1773. 1st Edition. Physical desc. : 4 v. : fronts. ; 8°. Engraved title vignettes. Title followed by motto: Quid virtus et quid sapientia possit. Language: German. Subject: German literature - Fiction - 18th century. Finely and sumptuously bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with a contrasting gilt-blocked Morocco lable. An exceptional set, of presentation quality - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        Remarques sur quelques articles de l'Essai général de tactique.

      Chez les Freres Reycends,, A Turin, 1773 - Pp. 171 (1). Unito a: (SILVA) Considérations sur la guerre présente entre les Russes et les Turcs A Turin, Reycends, '1773. Pp. (4) 85 (3). Con tre grandi tavole ripiegate fuori testo. Due opere in un volume di cm. 19,5. Solida legatura coeva in piena pelle bazzana, dorso liscio con ricchi fregi e titoli in oro su tassello. Tagli rossi. Esemplare fresco e ben conservato. Edizione originale ed unica per entrambe le opere. La prima si traduce in una critica del trattato di Guibert (1722), la seconda è un trattato riguardante le ostilità tra Russi e Turchi che si concluderà con il trattato di Kutchuk.

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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

      Dublin: Executors of David Hay, Assignee of the Late Boulter Grierson, 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). Reprint. Full Morocco. Good+. 8vo.

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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

      London: T. Becket and Co., J. Robson, G. Robinson, 1773. First Edition. 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].

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        Eight pieces of Colonial Currency: Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware and Annapolis Provincial Convention

      var.: var., 1773-1777. Good. Eight examples of Colonial Currency printed from 1773-1777. Condition varies from fine to poor. Pennsylvania October 1, 1773, 50 shillings. 13 George III. Fine example. Maryland, April 19, 1774, One Third of a Dollar. Soiled and worn at edges with loss affecting borders. New Jersey, March 25, 1776. 18 pence. 14 George III. Worn and folded; a good copy. New Jersey, March 25, 1776. 6 shillings. 14 George III. Fine copy. New Jersey, March 25, 1776. 6 shillings. 14 George III. Worn and nearly separated at folds. Delaware State May 1, 1777. Ten Shillings. Worn at fold but a good copy. Pennsylvania Common-Wealth April 10, 1777. 18 Pence. Lightly worn but a good copy. Maryland December 7, 1775. One Dollar (4s6d). Separated at the fold and stitched; worn.

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        New American Practical Navigator?

      Large 8vo, handsomely rebound in modern leather with spine label, 13 plates, including folding map, plus additional folding table, 460 [2], 1pp.Normal aging and foxing; a very nice copy. Bowditch (1773-1838) was born in Salem, Massachusetts, and after spending nine years at sea, and after finding so many errors in Morris's work on navigation, he produced his own title on the subject. First published in 1802, his American Practical Navigator was immenslley popular. He would publish ten editions during his lifetme, but many other editions would be published, and in 1867 it would become a U.S. Government publication. It continues to be a highly respected encylopedia of navigation.

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        Fables Nouvelles.

      The Hague (et se trouve a Paris) : Chez Delalain... 1773 . Second Edition - second issue of vol.1. Large Paper. (227 x 140mm)2 vols in one, 8vo, eng. front., xxii, [2], eng. pl., pp [1]-176, eng. pl., eng. title to vol.2, pp [179]-309, [3]pp, the second copy of the plate (facing title of vol 2) from an ordinary paper copy, a few deckle edges towards the end and penultimate leaf slightly frayed, 19th century French mottled calf, gilt borders and spine, morocco labels, marbled edges and endpapers, sound. The illustrations consist of:- 2 frontispieces by Marillier engraved by de Ghendt, a plate by Marillier engraved by de Launay ( repeated in vol.2), a vignette on the printed title to vol.1, 99 headpieces and 99 tailpieces all by Marillier and engraved by various engravers. "Cet ouvrage... est le chef d'Ïuvre de Marillier" - Cohen de Ricci. The fine FŸrstenberg/SchŠfer copy sold recently was 19mm shorter that ours. At page ii of the preliminaries there is an "Avis sur cette edition" which reads, in part "En relisant le TraitŽ de Locke sur l'Education, j'y ai trouvŽ ce passage : Lorsqu'un Enfant commence ˆ savoir lire, je crois qu'on ne peut lui donner un meilleur Livre que des Fables, qui puisse ˆ la fois le divertir et l'occuper. Si d'ailleurs chaque Fable est reprŽsentŽe par une Estampe, cela lui plaira beaucoup plus, et pourra l'encourager ˆ poursuivre sa lecture......Ce fragment est la seule rŽponse que je ferai ˆ ceux qui critiqueront la pompe typographique de cet Ouvrage..." From this it would appear that Dorat , inspired by Locke's Essay on Education, produced his Fables especially for children. Cohen / de Ricci 313

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        The Beauties of the Poets: or a Collection of Moral and Sacred Poetry from the Most Eminent Authors

      Bristol, 1773 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. An extremely scarce first edition of this gorgeous Romantic era collection of lovingly chosen moral and sacred poetry. With a list of subscribers to the front. There were around twelve editions of this collection published up until 1810. This copy, the 1773 edition printed in Bristol, is the first. The NCBEL are aware of only one copy of this edition, making this an astonishingly scarce book. It is a local edition from Janes's home town. In fact this printing is so scarce that it is not recorded in the ESTC, making this book widely desirable. Condition: In a full calf binding. Externally rubbed with slight loss to the leather and marks. The hinges are slightly strained. Internally, firmly bound. Generally bright and clean with just occasional light spotting. There isslight chipping to p5. There is an ink signature to the title dated 1775. Awonderful and rare bookinremarkable condition for its age. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Chart of Part of the Coast of New South Wales

      London,, 1773.. Engraved map, 325 x 360 mm., original folds; small repaired tear to right-hand margin without loss; in fine condition. 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 Sp?ring 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).Beddie, 860; David, Joppien and Smith, "The Charts and Coastal Views of Captain Cook's Voyages", 1.304A.

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        A Chart of New South Wales or the East Coast of New Holland Discover'd and Explored by Lieutenant J. Cook

      London:. 1773.. First UK edition. First published chart of the whole of the east coast of Australia, from the 1st edition of Cook's Voyages, covering from Point Hicks to the Endeavour Straits. Original folds, a nice copy. 37 x 80 cm. (14½ x 31½ in.) [HxW] Tooley, R.V. (Australia) 325, pl.20; Tooley, Bricker & Crone p.263; Clancy, R. 6.33; Perry & Prescott 1773.02.

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        Descriptions of Some of the Utensils in Husbandry, Rolling Carriages, Cart Rollers, and Divided Rollers for Land or Gardens, Mills, Weighing Engines, &c. &c

      Made and sold by James Sharp, No 15, Leadenhall-Street, London; Which may be seen at his Manufactory, No 133, Tooley-Street, Southwark. 16 engraved plates & several woodcuts in the text. 14 leaves of text (including title & final leaf which contains the docket title but is otherwise blank). Oblong 4to, stitched as issued (title & final leaf somewhat browned & stained & frayed at edges), stitched as issued, uncut. London: Sold by Benjamin White...and Edward and Charles Dilly... [n.d. but ca. 1773-77?]. First edition and very rare; this is a rare survival of an 18th-century trade catalogue for a manufacturer of agricultural equipment including carts and wagons, ploughs, hoes, chaff cutters, winnowing machines, mills, wheel barrows, garden rollers (all illustrated on the fine engraved plates). A horse-hoe very similar to Tull's original design is described and illustrated as well as a winnowing machine very similar to those still in use in the 20th-century. James Sharp (d. 1783), was an important manufacturer and inventor of agricultural machinery. He had a showroom in Leadenhall Street and a factory in Southwark which produced, along with the items described above, weighing machines, anchors, trucks, and many smaller items such as axles and shafts. Agriculture, which was easily the largest source of employment in the 18th century, required advances in its technology in order to progress, and it was largely due to a lack of suitable machinery that Jethro Tull's methods were slow to gain acceptance. This catalogue, probably among the first of its kind, shows some of the machinery and equipment that was available at the time. One of the engraved plates is dated 1773. A remarkable survival in very good condition and in entirely original state. Preserved in a box. There was a later edition of 34 pages which appeared in about 1780. ❧ Fussell, The Farmers Tools, pp. 158-59 & p. 229 in the bibliography. .

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        An Account of the Voyages

      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. A very handsome set of the first edition: this is the official account of Cook'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's voyage occupies the second and third volumes, while the first contains the accounts of the voyages of Byron, Wallis and Carteret; Hawkesworth's compendium thus contains the cream of eighteenth-century English exploration in the Pacific Ocean. It was edited from Cook'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'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 'I have almost waded through Dr Hawkesworth'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...'.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).Beddie, 650; Borba de Moraes, p. 395; Hill, 783; Holmes, 5 (n); Kroepelien, 535 (n).

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        An Interesting Appendix to Sir William Blackstone's Commentaries

      1773. [Priestley, Joseph (1733-1804), Sir William Blackstone (1723-1780), Philip Furneaux (1726-1783), Sir Michael Foster (1689-1763) and William Murray, Earl of Mansfield (1705-1793)]. An Interesting Appendix to Sir William Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England. Containing, I. Priestley's Remarks on Some Paragraphs in the Fourth Volume of Blackstone's Commentaries, Relating to the Dissenters. II. Blackstone's Reply to Priestley's Remarks. III. Priestley's Answer to Blackstone's Reply. IV. The Case of the Late Election of the County or Middlesex Considered on the Principles of the Constitution and the Authorities of Law. V. Furneaux'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. 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 the Dissenters. [Philadelphia]: Printed for the Subscribers, by Robert Bell, 1773. [iv], iv, [5]-119, [1], xii, 155, [1]. Includes one-page publisher advertisement. Each section preceded by divisional title page, first work also preceded by general title page. Octavo (gathered in fours) (8-3/4" x 5-3/4"). Contemporary sheep, raised bands, with original red lettering piece ("Letters to Blacks." in gilt capital lettering). Rubbed, with shallow scuffs to boards, wear with slight chipping to spine ends, corners somewhat worn, joints just starting at ends, contemporary owner bookplate (reading "John W. Kittera's Property. No. [handwritten] 1799/ at Lancaster. S.P.N.A.)" to front pastedown. Offsetting to margins of endleaves, toning, occasional light foxing, internally clean. A desirable unsophisticated copy of an uncommon colonial imprint. * Second issue. Later re-issued under the title The Palladium of Conscience, this book contains a group of essays on religious liberty inspired by a passage from Section III of Book IV, Chapter 4, "Of Offences Against God and Religion." It was originally published in 1772 as a fifth volume to Bell's edition of Blackstone's Commentaries

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        Instituciones De Albeyteria, y Examen De Practicantes De Ella: Divididas En Seis Tratados, En Los Que Se Explican Las Materias Más Esenciales Para Sus Profesores.

      Joseph Doblado, Madrid 1773 - 14 hojas - 375pp. a doble columna. Muy buen ejemplar, solo a destacar una mácula en las 3 últimas hojas, y en el margen blanco exterior de las hojas del prólogo. Muy buen papel, buen tintaje. Correcta encuadernación del siglo XX a media piel. Lomera con nervios y florones. = "García Cabero, Francisco (1685-1754). Veterinario español, nacido en Cobeña, Madrid, en 1685, y fallecido también en Madrid, en 1754. Fue el albéitar de más prestigio de la España del siglo XVIII. En su producción científica podemos distinguir un aspecto de polemista y otro de profesional. El primero fue puramente coyuntural, mientras que el segundo tuvo una pervivencia de más de un siglo: todavía en 1882 se editaron sus Instituciones de 1740. Su gran prestigio se debió a la publicación de las Instituciones, obra que refleja el estado cultural de la albeitería y los métodos de enseñanza y examen para conseguir la titulación. Se ha dicho de ella que era un manual para preparar los exámenes de albeitería. Se divide en seis libros, con un capítulo teórico donde se define la albeitería y otros aspectos generales. Los demás capítulos son los comunes en un tratado sobre la materia. El libro sexto está destinado a la anatomía y representa la parte más pobre y confusa." Emili Balaguer Perigüell [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mémoire à consulter

      Quillau. Clousier 1773 - In-4 ( 250x190 mm ) demi veau blond, dos à 5 nerfs, titre doré sur pièce de maroquin vieux rouge, fleurons et filets dorés dans les caissons. Tranches rouges.Mors fendus et coiffes arasées.- Mémoire à consulter pour Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais, Ecuyer, Conseiller-Secrétaire du Roi, & Lieutenant-Général des Chasses au Baillage & Capitainerie de La Varenne du Louvre, Grande Vénerie & Fauconnerie de France, Accusé en corruption de Juge & Calomnie. 42 pages.- Supplément au Mémoire à consulter. 64 pages.- Addition au supplément servant de Réponse à Madame Goezman accusée au Sieur Bertrand d'Airolles, accusé. 78 pages.- Quatrième Mémoire à consulter contre M. Goezman, Juge accusé de subornation & de faux. 108 pages.- Arrest de la Cour du Parlement extrait des Registres du Parlement du 26 Février 1774. 24 pages.- Mémoire au Roi pour le Comte Joseph Miaczynski, Maréchal de Betz, Généralissime de l'Armée de la Sérénissime République des Palatinats confédérés de Pologne. 34 pages.- Second Mémoire au Roi par Le Comte Miaczynski. 1787. 50 pages.- Avis au public pour l'arrivée à l'Hôtel de Ville le Lundi 21 Janvier 1782. 8 pages.- Arrest de la Cour du Parlement du deux Juillet 1773. 3 pages.- Supplément à la Gazette du Mardi 21 Novembre 1786. n° 93. Traité de Navigation et de Commerce entre la France & la Grande-Bretagne. Justice. Procès. Droit. Ancien. Mémoire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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. Mezzotint by Johann Elias Haid. 17 5/8 x 15 inches. 22 x 17 3/4 inches. 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

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        Veduta del Tempio delle Camene, anticamente circondato da un bosco nella valle di Egeria, si vede fuori di Porta Latina nella valle detta la Gaffarella." Der sogenannte Tempel des Deus Rediculus, eine Grabkapelle, in der Campagna mit Grotte der Egeria und Tempel S. Urbano im Hintergrund

      Kupferstich von Giovanni Battista Piranesi aus der Folge "Vedute di Roma" 1773. 47.5x71 cm. - H. 106 II (von IV) - Wilton-Ely 239 - Aus der 1. Pariser Ausgabe 1800 - 1807 auf kräftigem Papier, mit Mittelfalte.

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        The Antiquities Of Herculaneum; Translated from the Italian, By Thomas Martyn And John Lettice, Bachelors Of Divinity, and Fellows Of Sidney College, Cambridge. Vol. I.Containing the Pictures. [All Published]

      London: Printed by W.Bowyer and J.Nichols, For the Translators: And sold by Mess. Beecroft, White, Elmsley, Cadell, L.Davis, Dodsley, and J.Taylor., 1773., 1773. 2 Parts in 1. 4to. pp. xi, lxxiii, [1]-76; 1 p.l., 77-236, [1 leaf]errrata. with list of subscribers. engraved frontis. map & 50 engraved plates by A.Bannerman, P.S.Lamborn, C.Grignion, S.P.Taylor, & T.Miller (2 double-page - 1 also folding). 3 engraved vignettes in the text. old mottled calf, rebacked preserving endleaves (plates offset, occasional light foxing, 1 plate remargined). First Edition of the English Translation of this illustrated description of some of the paintings unearthed during the excavations at Herculaneum. The official publication on the antiquities, which consisted of eight folio volumes published at Naples in Italian from 1757-92, was not offered for public sale but was intended for presentation to selected persons by Charles III of Naples, under whose aegis the excavations were undertaken. Progress on the English version was halted by a formal protest lodged by the Neapolitan court and this was the only volume that was ever published. The BL records two issues with variant imprints. Blackmer 37n [vide ANTICHITA DI ERCOLANO]. cfMillard IV 1.. F.

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        John Erskine, An Institute of the Law of Scotland in Four Books, in the Order of Sir George MacKenzie's Institutions of that Law

      Edinburgh: Printed for John Bell, 1773. First edition. Leather Bound. Very Good. 8 x 12 1/2 inches. Folio. Two volumes in one. 1 ffep + x (incl. title) + 410 numbered pages + title page for Vol. 2 + 411-758 numbered pages + 15 leaf index. Very occasional light foxing and small and unobtrusive near contemporary ink notes and corrections. Two small marginal chips to title page. Bound in full contemporary brown calf with wear to edges and corners, professionally rebacked in dark brown calf with six raised and gilt bands and original red spine label "Erskine's Institute" relaid. ESTCN7729. Erskine was Chair of Scots Law at the University of Edinburgh School of Law. His Principles of the Law of Scotland (1754) became the standard text on the subject. He retired in 1765 to work on the Institute, which was published posthumously. A very good copy of this important treatise on Scots law during the Georgian period.

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        AN INTERESTING APPENDIX TO SIR WILLIAM BLACKSTONE'S COMMENTARIES ON THE LAWS OF ENGLAND

      America [i.e. Philadelphia]: Printed for the Subscribers, by Robert Bell, 1773.. [4],119,[1],xii,155,[1]pp. Contemporary calf, raised bands, gilt morocco label, number "5" stamped on spine. A bit rubbed, three old stains on the front board. Lightly tanned, a few light fox marks. A very good copy. This copy bears a 1774 ownership inscription on the titlepage of Thomas Lewis (1718-90), a prominent Virginia planter and Justice of the Peace who was also a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses. The Lewis family of Virginia was very prominent in colonial and Revolutionary-era politics and military affairs, and one of Thomas' brothers, Andrew, served under George Washington in the French and Indian War, fought Indians on the frontier in the 1760s and 1770s, and was a brigadier general in the Continental Army. Another of Thomas' brothers, Charles, was killed serving under Andrew Lewis at the Battle of Point Pleasant in 1774. This copy also bears the ownership inscription on the titlepage of Charles Lewis (1772-1832), the son of Thomas Lewis. The front pastedown bears the bookplate of Jacob Mohler, and a note in Mohler's hand records that he bought this copy at the sale of Charles Lewis' library on April 10, 1832. The second printing by Robert Bell of this important and influential commentary on Blackstone, published the year after the first edition. Bell first printed these collected works as the fifth volume to the first American edition of Blackstone's COMMENTARIES..., published in 1772. He changed the title for this third printing, issued in 1773 as THE PALLADIUM OF CONSCIENCE..., perhaps to boost sagging sales numbers. Blackstone's work is considered the definitive pre-Revolutionary source on the Common Law, doing much to define conceptions of personal rights and the relationship between the English citizen and his government. The works collected herein include rejoinders to Blackstone by Joseph Priestley and Philip Furneaux, with Blackstone's responses. They specifically address Blackstone's writings on religious liberty and toleration, and the rights of nonconformists. The philosophical issues addressed in these essays, especially the concepts of personal rights and the obligations of a subject to authority, were obviously of great importance to American colonists in the years just before the outbreak of the Revolution. Thomas Jefferson, for example, had a copy of the present Bell printing of these commentaries. This is underscored by Bell's reference to "petty tyrants" in the title, and his proud designation of "America" as the place of publication. All three printings of this work are bibliographically complex, with leaves printed variously in octavo and quarto formats. A scarce and important consideration of personal liberties, published on the eve of the Revolution. EVANS 12684. NAIP w012870. COHEN 5369. HILDEBURN 2859. ELLER, WILLIAM BLACKSTONE COLLECTION IN THE YALE LAW LIBRARY 256. SABIN 5697. SOWERBY, JEFFERSON'S LIBRARY 2899.

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        Commentaries on the Laws of England

      Oxford: at the Clarendon Press, printed for William Strahan, Thomas Cadell, and Daniel Prince, 1773. Fifth edition and first Oxford octavo edition. 4 vols., 8vo. . Contemporary calf, green and red spine leather spine labels. Covers rubbed, spine a bit dry, heads slightly chipped and joints split, but cords are holding; internally clean and attractive. Bookplate of Gervas Holmes. Rothschild 407; Printing and the Mind of Man 212; Grolier English 52 (First edition) . One of the cornerstones of our legal system, and still regarded as the best general history of English law. In these lectures which he gave as the first Vinerian Professor of Law at Oxford, Blackstone taught (as even his critic Bentham noted) "jurisprudence to speak the language of the scholar and gentleman."

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        The Experienced English Housekeeper, for the Use and Ease of Ladies, Housekeepers, Cooks, &c

      London: Printed for the Author, 1773. Hardcover. Very good. The Third Edition. 8vo. (iv),366,(16)pp. Three engraved plates, one of a stove and two of table settings. The last 16pp contain the erratum and the index. Bound without the advertising leaf. Nineteenth century half calf binding, spine in six compartments with raised bands, gilt; gilt lettering label; marbled paper boards. Occasional light soil to the textblock, two small tears to the plates, neatly repaired with no loss, else a very good copy. First published in 1769, and again in 1771, this is the third edition and bears the warning on the title page: "No Book is genuine but what is signed by the Author." And indeed her signature is present on page one. In 1773 Raffald sold her rights to R. Baldwin and this warning disappeared in subsequent printings. ESTC T82676. Oxford, p. 98.

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        Quinti Horatii Flacci Opera

      London: Iohannes Pine, 1773-1778. First edition, second issue. leather_bound. Late 19th century full red morocco, brown and black spine labels. Aeg. Very good. 2 vols./No Dust Jacket. 264 & 191(14) pages. 22 1/2 x 14 1/2 cm. Copiously illustrated, engravings by John Pine -- " a superb edition, the text engraved, and illustrated with ancient bas-reliefs and gems." [see:BRYAN Vol.IV, p.121]. Second issue with "potest" in medallion on p.108, Vol.II. The list of subscribers, a veritable Who's Who of prominent Kings nobles, plus the social and intellectual elite -- including British and continental monarchs, Hogarth, Pope, Handel, Horace Walpole, Sheridan, et al. In 1749 his friend William Hogarth depicted him as the friar in his painting "The Gate of Calais," and from that date was known, to his considerable irritation, as Friar or Father Pine. BRUNET, Vol.III, p.320. "...est remarquable par l' elegance des ornaments....." GORDON RAY p.3 ."Pine's complete command of his craft makes this the most elegant of English eighteenth century books in which text and illustrations alike are entirely engraved." DIBDIN, LIBRARY COMPANION p.636...."studed with brilliant vignettes, or engravings from the antique......" Bright, fresh copy, some slight offsetting of engravings to text, bound by Hammond, raised bands, spine panels richly gilt, triple gilt cover border panels frame interior panels with corner rosettes, inner dentelles elaborately gilt, marbled endpapers, modest corner and joint rubbing, spine head Vol.I nicked.

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        Collection Complette Des Oeuvres Philosophiques, Littéraires Et Dramatiques

      London: 1773., 1773. 5 Volumes. 8vo. with half-titles in Vols. II-V. folding table. 10 engraved plates. contemporary mottled calf, gilt backs (several joints cracked, extremties rubbed, a few gatherings foxed). Included are four works which are not by Diderot: Le Code de la Nature by Morelly, Les Principes de Philosophie Morale by Étienne Beaumont, La Justification de Plusieurs Articles de l’Encyclopédie by Abbé Monlinot, and Lettre au P. Berthier sur le Matérialisme by Abbé Coyer. Quérard II 455. Tchemerzine IV 462.. Hardcover.

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        Zemire et Azor

      Houbault. Hardcover. Paris: Houbaut, 1773. First edition, full score. Folio, contemporary vellum; some light creasing, slightly dusty. Front hinge stressed. Minor dampstaining to bottom blank margins - but overall a tall clean copy. A successful opera that contributed to Gretry's earning of a royal pension and gain of international fame. Libretto by J.F. Marmontel. An adaptation of the fairy tale La Belle et La Bette. A very scarce first edition of one of Gretry's major works. [Grove 7, 709 - illustration on page 707] . Good. 1772. First Edition.

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        Liberty Triumphant; or the Downfall of Oppression

      [Philadelphia: after 27 December 1773 - before April 1774]. Copper engraving, on laid paper. Eighteen numbered references in the lower margin. In good condition, with expert restoration at the edges and to the plate mark. 10 3/4 x 15 inches. Very rare early American political caricature commenting on the Boston Tea Party and applauding the colonial resistance to the dreaded tea tax. This rare American cartoon is depicted against the background of a "map" showing the coastline from Boston to Delaware Bay at the upper right and Great Britain in the lower left. Standing on the latter are two groups of figures: the first depicting six representatives of the East India Company, including the Director, in discussion with a figure identified in the key as Poplicola (the pseudonym used in several Loyalist essays that appeared in the New York Gazetteer in support of the East India Company); the second group on Britain's shores depict four figures, including Lord Bute and Lord North with sword and chains, as well as the devil who is whispering in the ear of "the infamous K___y" (i.e. John Kearsley Jr., an outspoken Philadelphia Loyalist; this figure misidentified by others as King George). In the foreground, on the other side of the Atlantic, America is represented by a Native American woman pointing a bow and arrow toward the British, with six other Native Americans representing the Sons of Liberty following behind her. Below those figures are eight American loyalists, including a two-faced man, cursing the Bostonians. Several ships are shown, including a grouping of three ships in Boston harbour, the wreck of Captain Loring's brig off Cape Cod, a ship off the coast of America sailing from New York and a ship from Philadelphia approaching the Thames (the tea ship Polly). At the top left Lady Britannia laments the actions of her "degenerate sons" to the Genius of Britain, while in the top right the Goddess of Liberty lauds the colonial actions to Fame. Though some have assumed this caricature to be British, including R.T. Haines Halsey in his ground-breaking exhibition "Impolitical prints" at the New York Public Library, it is in fact clearly American and attributed to have been engraved by Henry Dawkins. The engraver Dawkins had trained as a silversmith before emigrating from England to New York in 1754. He found work engraving maps, music and book- plates, first in New York, then Philadelphia, then New York again. He was arrested in 1776 for counterfeiting, and his last appearance in the records is his petition to Congress for release from gaol. Richardson notes that he was also responsible for "The Election" a similar work published in Philadelphia in 1765 relating to the Pennsylvania election of 1764. Richardson further suggests the original design of the Liberty Triumphant cartoon to be after the younger William Williams. The print is one of relatively few American political cartoons published prior to 1800 and quite rare, with copies located at the Library Company of Philadelphia, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, New York Public Library, American Antiquarian Society, and Brown University. c.f. Michael Wynn Jones, The Cartoon History of the American Revolution, p. 44; Joan D. Dolmetsch, Rebellion and Reconciliation: Satirical Prints on the Revolution at Williamsburg, p. 74; John Edwin Bakeless, Turncoats, Traitors, and Heroes (1959) p.94-98; Cresswell dissertation 1035; cf. E. McClung Fleming. "The American Image as Indian Princess 1765-1783" in Winterthur Portfolio, Vol. 2, 1965 (1965), pp. 65-81; R.T. Haines Halsey. "Impolitical prints, the American Revolution as pictured by contemporary English caricaturists" in the Bulletin of the New York Public Library XLIII (November 1939), pp.795-829; F.A. Ogg The Pageant of America [vol.VIII] ... Builders of the Republic (New Haven, CT, 1927) p.79; E.P. Richardson "Four American Political Prints" in The American Art Journal , Vol. 6, No. 2 (Nov., 1974), pp. 36-44.

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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 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; 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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        An Account of the Voyages... in the Southern Hemisphere

      London,: W. Strahan, 1773.. Three volumes, quarto, with 52 finely engraved maps and plates; in contemporary calf skilfully rebacked; slight staining to edges of a few pages in the first volume, otherwise a very good set.Brown marbled leather cover. Title embossed in gold on red and black leather inserts on spine A really handsome set of this fundamental book: the official account of Cook's great first voyage in the Endeavour, during the course of which he discovered and charted the entire east coast of Australia, naming it New South Wales. Published three years after the earliest surreptitious publication of the unofficial narrative now know to have been written by the sailor Magra, this is the full official version of the voyage, sanctioned by the Admiralty, and published after some delay in its preparation in this elegant and substantial form. It is the first full-dress narrative and illustration of this extraordinary voyage, and consequently has the greatest significance for any collection of Australiana or of voyages.The collection sets the scene for the Cook narrative by including in the first volume the official narratives of the voyages of Byron, Wallis and Carteret; the compendium thus contains the cream of eighteenth-century English exploration in the Pacific Ocean. The Cook text, which occupies the whole of the second and third volumes, was edited from Cook's journals by the professional writer John Hawkesworth. It was not to everyone's taste: Cook himself, notoriously reticent, disliked his editor's use of the first person in the narrative.This particularly attractive set is a good example of the first edition in its most complete form, containing both the "Directions for Placing the Cuts and Charts" and the "Chart of the Streight of Magellan", either or both of which are often lacking in copies of the first edition.Beddie, 648; Hill, 782; Holmes, 5; Kroepelien, 535.

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        An Introduction to the History of Great Britain and Ireland:Or, An Inquiry into the ... Britons, Irish, Scots and Anglo-Saxons

      London: T. Becket & P. A. De Hondt, 1773. Third edition, revised and enlarged. Hardcover. Very good. 4to. The third edition, revised and greatly enlarged. (xii),404,(viii)pp. Intriguing study of the manners, religion, languages, government, kings law and other aspects of the Britons, Scots, Irish and Anglo-Saxons. Short sections on the Druids, and a section on Gildas. Vocabulary list comparing Latin, Irish and English. Bound to style in quarter leather; spine has simple gilt rules, a red leather lettering piece, gilt, and tooled in blind with a crown, a thistle, a Celtic harp and a spray of shamrocks; marbled paper boards. Occasional light foxing, title lightly soiled and with two short closed tears, else a very good copy. Ownership name dated 1866 in Hamilton, Ohio. ESTC N17038

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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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        Lettres Nouvelles ou Nouvellement Recouvrees de la Marquise de Sevigne, et de la Marquise de Simiane, sa petite fille, pour servir de suite aux differentes editions des Lettres de la Marquise de Sevigne

      Paris - Lacombe, 1773 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. The first edition of new additions to the famous correspondence of Madame de Sevigne in a contemporary calf binding. In the original French. With 1pp of errata to the rear. The preface is attributed to La Harpe. Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, Marquise de Sevigne,1626 1696, was a French aristocrat, remembered for her letter-writing. Most of her letters, celebrated for their wit and vividness, were addressed to her daughter. Condition: In a full calf binding. Externally, worn, with clear tape to the joints and spine. The boards are detached, although the rear board is held by the tape. The front free-endpaper is detached. Internally, generally firmly bound,although split in several places. There is light background foxing, prominent to the margins. The detached free-endpaperhas a small ink number. Overall: FAIR with a very good interior..

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        Characteristicks of Men, Manners, Opinions, Times

      Birmingham: John Baskerville, 1773. . Fifth edition overall, the first Baskerville edition. Three volumes. 8vo. (2), iv, (2), 364; 176, (179)-443, (1); (4), 410, (48 index) pp., bound without the errata leaf in volume III as is often the case. 20th century full brown morocco, spines with raised bands, gilt lettered direct to two panels, decorated to others. Frontispiece portrait in volume I plus 3 finely engraved title vignettes. Small tear with loss to a final blank in volume III, a very good set overall. “Characteristicks was a complex as well as composite book, a work of philosophy in a polite mode. It aimed centrally to convey a notion of philosophy as a form of ethical training. ...it criticized those philosophical ‘innovators’, namely René Descartes, Thomas Hobbes, and John Locke, who themselves sought to demolish scholasticism. If they took their inspiration from mathematics and natural philosophy Shaftesbury took his from social and aesthetic experience. If they helped to make epistemology the central task of philosophy, Shaftesbury insisted on philosophy's ethical core”. (ODNB). Gaskell, 49. First published in 1711.

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        Eden: or, a Compleat body of Gardening, Both in Knowledge and Practice; Directing the Gardener in his Work, for every distinct Week in the Year... Illustrated with figures of about Four Hundred of the finest Shrubs, Flowers and Plants... Enlarged With the Addition of Twenty Folio Plates of new Plants, now first raised in the Royal Garden at Kew

      London: printed for the Author, sold by all booksellers, 1773. Folio. Mezzotint portrait of the author by Richard Houstan after Francis Cotes, engraved frontispiece, 80 engraved plates, (12 by and after J. Hill, 1 by Hill after Jan van Huysum, 8 by C.A. Edwards, Boyce, B. Cole or others, 59 unsigned). 55 plates with fine partial or full hand-colouring by a later early-19th-century hand, 63 of the plates with some or all of the plant names neatly altered in ink to their Linnaean equivalents in a single early-19th-century hand. Expertly bound to style in half 18th-century russia gilt over marbled paper-covered boards, spine in seven compartments with raised bands, red morocco lettering-piece in the second, the others with repeat overall decorative tooling. Rare second expanded edition. With twenty more botanical plates and a very fine mezzotint portrait showing 'the intelligent and determined head' (Oak Spring Flora) of Sir John Hill, 'who undeniably played a conspicuous role in the intellectual history of eighteenth-century England' (op. cit.) This work was originally issued in 60 weekly parts between August 1756 and October 1757. The present second expanded edition is made up from the text sheets and plates of the first edition, with the addition of a mezzotint portrait of the author and an 'Appendix to Eden' consisting of 20 additional botanical plates, each figuring a single species and 4pp. of explanatory text. These additional plates originally appeared in vols. XII, XIII and XVII of Hill's The Vegetable System (1759-1786), and although unsigned are by Hill himself. The partial hand-colouring is carefully executed with great attention paid to the correct colouration of the flowers - it appears to have been carried out at the same time as the Linnaean names were added to many of the plates: the Hon. Booth Grey or his family must be considered as likely authors/artists. The work, originally intended as a companion to the Compleat Body of Husbandry (London, 1756), was designed along very unusual lines for the period: each weekly part includes information on what should be done in the garden during the following week together with descriptions of the plants that should be at their peak at that time. In the introduction the author's intentions are made plain: "We shall treat Gardens from their Origin, Design, and first Construction, to the raising them to Perfection, and keeping them in that condition; and we shall consider, in our Course, their Products, whether of Use, Curiosity, or Beauty. These we shall describe in their several Seasons, suiting our Publications to the Time of their Appearance." Henrey writes of Sir John Hill that "Not only was...[he] industrious and energetic, but his writings show him to have been a man of real ability and genius" (vol. II, p. 91). Unfortunately, he was also conceited, eccentric and fond of self- advertisement: traits not conducive to winning friends, and various false starts in his search for wealth and recognition led him to pursue a number of careers: apothecary, practical botanist, actor, gardener (he apparently assisted in the laying out of a botanic garden in Kew, and was gardener at Kensington Palace) and, most productively of all, miscellaneous writer (the list of his works in the D.N.B. runs to five and a half columns). Cf. Dunthorne 129; Great Flower Books (1990) p.100; Henrey III. 805; cf. Hunt II, 559; cf. Johnston Cleveland Collections 442; cf. Nissen BBI 880; Oak Spring Flora 53; cf. Stafleu & Cowan TL2 2770

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        A COMPENDIOUS ACCOUNT OF THE WHOLE ART OF BREEDING, NURSING, AND THE RIGHT ORDERING OF THE SILK-WORM. Illustrated with figures engraven on copper: whereon is curiously exhibited the whole management of this profitable insect

      FIRST EDITION, 1773, pamphlet. Small 4to, 205 x 165 mm, 8 x 6¼ inches, 5 only of 6 fine folding engraved plates, lacks plate 2, now supplied in facsimile on 18th century paper, taken from an earlier engraved plate with Latin text at bottom, ( the plates were copied from plates done in the 16th century), plate 5 signed "Geo. Child sculp", pages (4), iv, (9)-32, bound in plain drab grey-blue wrappers, linen spine, no label, lettering or spine as issued, covers slightly marked, 3 small light brown stains to frontispiece, top outer corner of title page slightly creased, corners of early pages slightly dog-eared, 2 leaves have pale stain in fore-edge margin, small pale stain to 2 inner margins, 2 neat corrections to text, 2 contiguous leaves expertly reinserted, 1 plate dusty in top margin. A good copy of a scarce item (lacking 1 plate as noted, now suplied in facsimile). This work is generally attributed to Thomas Boreman the bookseller and author of the famous children's book Description of Three Hundred Animals. The Dedication and the Introduction are signed T. B. and his name is in the list of publishers on the title page. The first interest in silk culture in colonial America stemmed from the discovery of native mulberry trees growing in Virginia. King James I, seeking a way to avoid the heavy importation charges, promoted the development of sericulture in Virginia and sent the colonists detailed instructions and materials for silk cultivation. The attempt was not successful, but it did not discourage other colonies from undertaking this unfamiliar and labour-intensive process. Silk culture was one of the main considerations in the settlement of Georgia, and Boreman dedicates his Compendious Account to the "trustees for establishing the colony of Georgia in America". Boreman's instructions described the more elaborate methods then used in European silk-making. Two years after the publication of this book, Georgia exported eight pounds of silk and over a thousand pounds in 1759. Although advocates of the Georgia colony predicted that it was the ideal place for the silk culture to thrive, the lack of skilled labour thwarted the dream of huge savings on silk imports. Not in Sabin, Goldsmiths' or Kress. Frontispiece: Plate 1, with the men on horseback, recounts the story of the Nestorian monks who (according to legend, at least) smuggled silkworm eggs out of China in their hollow walking sticks, and brought them to Emperor Justinian. Plate 2, the facsimile plate, shows the stages in the life cycle of the Silk-worm, plate 3 shows the incubation of the silkworm eggs, plates 4 & 5 plates show the worms being fed and cared for and the spinning, plate 6, represents the machine to wind off the silk from the cods, with furnaces and cauldrons for that purpose. ESTC 71473. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        Het Boek Der Psalmen, Nevens De Gezangen Bij De Hervormde Kerk Van Nederland in Gebruik; Door Last Van De Hoog Mogende Staaten Generaal Der Vereenigde Nederlanden Uit Drie Berijmingen (Van J. E. Voet, Van T Genootschap Laus Dei Salus Populo, Van H. Ghyse

      [Amsterdam], 'S Graavenhaage : Bij Hendrick Christoffel Gutteling, 1773. 1st Edition. Physical desc. : pp. 3. 438. 8º. Subjects; Bible. Psalms. Dutch. Metrical Versions. States General Version. Scattere, marginal foxing. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        [MANUSCRIPT LETTER, SIGNED, FROM THOMAS JEFFERSON TO ENGLISH MERCHANTS FARRELL AND JONES, REGARDING THE SETTLEMENT OF THE ESTATE OF HIS FATHER-IN-LAW, JOHN WAYLES, PART OF THE DEBT COMING FROM THE CONSIGNMENT OF A LARGE NUMBER OF SLAVES]

      Charles City, Va. July 9, 1773.. [4]pp., signed by Jefferson and with internal address in his hand, written on quarto sheets. Plus an additional sheet with thirteen lines of text, titled in Jefferson's hand and signed by him. Expertly repaired at fold separations, affecting about than ten words of text. Very good. In a half morocco and cloth folding case, spine gilt. An outstanding, early, and lengthy Thomas Jefferson letter, written in the immediate aftermath of the death of his wife's father, John Wayles, and seeking to settle the outstanding debts of the Wayles estate. Jefferson's early experience with indebtedness, and specifically with the inherited debt of the Wayles estate, colored his thinking about debt - both personal and public - throughout his life. Dumas Malone writes of the impact of the Wayles estate and its debt on Jefferson: "Here also is the personal background for the philosophy of economy and hostility to debt which he voiced in public life, both as Secretary of State and President. The whole of his later life was colored by the fateful Wayles inheritance, which first enriched and then impoverished him." Jefferson's bitter experiences with the debts he inherited from his father-in-law strongly affected his personal views on debt and inheritance. As he famously wrote James Madison in a letter of September 6, 1789, no doubt with the ongoing dissolution of the debts of John Wayles firmly on his mind: "The question whether one generation of men has a right to bind another...is a question of such consequences as not only to merit decision, but place also, among the fundamental principles of every government...I set out on this ground, which I suppose to be self-evident, that the earth belongs in usufruct to the living." This is one of the earliest and most substantial Jefferson letters that we have seen on the market. Its interest is heightened by the fact that it involves the young Thomas Jefferson (then only thirty years old) dealing with the legacy of his father-in-law, John Wayles. The relationship between Jefferson and Wayles lasted long beyond Wayles' death in 1773. Jefferson married Wayles' oldest daughter, Martha, in 1772, and the marriage brought Jefferson land wealth and currency debt. When John Wayles died some eighteen months after Jefferson's marriage to Martha Wayles, Jefferson and two of his brothers-in-law, Francis Eppes and Henry Skipwith, became the executors of the Wayles estate. The present letter was written at the beginning of that process, which was not completely resolved for decades. Jefferson inherited (through his wife) more than eleven thousand acres of land upon the death of his father-in-law, doubling his own estate, and adding more than 100 slaves. Some of this land Jefferson kept, including Poplar Forest - on which he built his second home, as a retreat from the constant stream of visitors at Monticello. Taking on debt and selling land in order to pay for it was a common theme in Jefferson's life, from before his marriage into his retirement years. This process was expanded by the responsibility for the John Wayles debt. Among the slaves Jefferson inherited from his father-in- law were members of the Hemings family, including Sally Hemings, who was the daughter of John Wayles by his slave mistress, Elizabeth Hemings. Martha Jefferson died in 1782, at the young age of thirty-three. A few years later Thomas Jefferson would take Sally Hemings, his deceased wife's half-sister, as his own slave mistress, fathering several children with her and adding another aspect to the complicated relationship between Thomas Jefferson and John Wayles. This letter is written to Wayles' primary creditors, the English merchant firm of Farrell and Jones. John Wayles' relationship with the Bristol-based firm was complicated and deep. As a Virginia tobacco farmer he was one of a number of tidewater planters who relied on the British merchants to market and sell their tobacco. Wayles' relationship with the firm went beyond the mere receipt of credit for tobacco, however. He was also the attorney for Farrell and Jones in the colony, and was responsible for collecting debts owed to the firm by his fellow Virginians. Moreover, a considerable part of Wayles' debt to Farrell and Jones was over the consignment of more than 400 slaves that Wayles and his partner, Richard Randolph, hoped to sell in Virginia. Jefferson and the other executors were greatly hindered by the fact that many of the slaves, sent to Virginia the previous fall on the ship, Prince of Wales, remained unsold. Furthermore, Richard Randolph could not collect the bonds of the Virginia planters and slave dealers who had in fact bought some of those slaves. The letter is a long and detailed account by Jefferson of the current state of the Wayles estate, his efforts to liquidate portions of it, and the prospects for the payment of John Wayles' outstanding debt to Farrell and Jones. We relate here some of its significant aspects. Jefferson begins by assuring Farrell and Jones of Wayles' intention, voiced even on his deathbed, to settle his debts to the firm: "Gent. Your favors of April 23, 1773 came to hand a few days after the death of Mr. Wayles an event of which I doubt not Mr. Evans [a Farrell and Jones agent] has before this advised you. We are assured that you sympathize on this occasion with his family and friends here, as a correspondence kept up, and we hope approved thro' a long course of years must have produced on your part some degree of that friendship which we know him to have expressed and felt for you. The favors received at your hands he spoke of with particular warmth to the hour of his death, a very few days before which he added a codicil to his will almost solely to secure to you a proper return. The words of it, relating to yourselves, are as follows, 'Messieurs Farrell and Jones have on every occasion acted in a most generous manner to me. I shall therefore make every grateful return in my power. I therefore direct that my estate be kept together and the whole tobacco made thereon be shipped unto the said Farrell and Jones of Bristol until his debt and interest shall be fully and completely paid and satisfied: unless my children should find it to their interest to pay and satisfy the same in a manner that may be agreeable to the said Farrell and Jones.'" Jefferson continues, "On his death the settlement of his affairs devolve together with his estate on his three daughters, all of whom are married, the eldest to myself, the second to Mr. Francis Eppes, and the youngest to Mr. Henry Skipwith; and we can assure you with truth that we enter on the transactions of his estate with every friendly and grateful disposition towards you, fully purposing to exert every effort for the paiment [sic] of your debt, and to touch no shilling of the estate till that be accomplished." Jefferson goes on to write that he and the executors are surprised by the size of the debt to Farrell and Jones, and that they will consign future tobacco crops to the firm, in an effort to pay the debt. However, he writes that tobacco alone will not settle the debt, and that they will need to sell some of the Wayles lands, but that these lands are generally of low value. Jefferson then describes the plight that he, Eppes, and Skipwith find themselves in - the situation in Virginia being so unsettled that they are having difficulty collecting debts owed to them, while at the same time having to pay their own debts in a timely fashion. He writes: "There is indeed another circumstance necessary to be mentioned here. We estimate that the debts due to the estate in the country are much about equal to the country demands against it. But as the former are in a great measure unsettled, and indeed as yet unknown to us, our debtors take advantage of the delay which will necessarily attend the settlement of our accounts against them, and withhold the monies due to us; whilst those to whom we owe, are ready and pressing to have their demands answered." Jefferson writes that as a result they may have to borrow even more money from Farrell and Jones. He lists some of his creditors, so that the firm is aware of them. Among these are "Thomas Waller of London Bookseller" to whom is owed some £200 sterling. Jefferson devotes an entire paragraph to a discussion of the debt owed on the consignment of more than 400 slaves, ordered by John Wayles and Richard Randolph and delivered to Virginia the previous fall. He writes: "The Guinea consignment you were so kind as to engage the last year for Messieurs Wayles and Randolph becomes a matter of serious attention. Two courts have now passed at which considerable sums should have been paid, yet little is done, and at so low an ebb is the circulating money of this colony at present that the business of a collector is of all the others the most subject to disappointments. That you should suffer no inconvenience in a matter which in no way could have brought you advantage we should think peculiarly hard, and therefore shall do every thing to guard against it. For this purpose the activity of Mr. Skipwith will be called to our assistance who is in that season and situation of life best equal to the task. He will act in this matter in concert with Colo. Richard Randolph and we think we may expect from his efforts whatever the times will admit." This entire passage is underscored in manuscript, showing the attention that Jefferson wanted to draw to this particular aspect of the Wayles debt. Shortly after he wrote this letter Jefferson, along with the co-executors of the Wayles estate, attempted to sell large tracts of Wayles' land. A notice in the VIRGINIA GAZETTE of July 15, 1773 announced the sale of some 5,420 acres of land in Cumberland, Goochland, and Charles City counties from "the estate of the late John Wayles." Two months later, on September 9, another advertisement was placed in the GAZETTE, again offering much of the same land for sale (for this notice and the previous notice, see Jefferson Papers, Volume 1, cited below). Both advertisements were signed in print by Jefferson, and by his brothers-in-law (and co-executors), Francis Eppes and Henry Skipwith, and payment was offered on liberal time terms. Ultimately Jefferson personally sold some 6000 acres of land to try to settle his proportionate share of the Wayles debt. These transactions did not, however, settle the Wayles estate. Jefferson and his co-executors did not get cash for the lands they sold, cash being in very short supply in Revolutionary-era Virginia. Rather, they accepted notes for the land against future payments. The English creditors, however, would not accept the notes as payment for the debts, so although Jefferson had covered the debts, they were not actually paid. These notes were later paid to Jefferson with badly depreciated money during and after the Revolution, and Jefferson was therefore forced to pay the Wayles debt all over again. In all, Jefferson wrestled with the Wayles debt for nearly three decades, and had to pay not only the principal, but decades worth of accumulated interest. He paid these monies by selling land, his crops (primarily tobacco), and slaves. This letter was unknown to the PAPERS OF THOMAS JEFFERSON project when the first volume in their series was published in 1950, but they did include it in their Volume 15, which contained a supplement printing previously unlocated letters from the period 1772 to 1790, including a series of letters relating to the estate of John Wayles. The present letter is the longest and most consequential letter by Jefferson included therein. This letter is not written in Jefferson's hand, though it is signed by him on the fourth page, and the internal address at the bottom of the fourth page is also written in his hand. The copy of the letter used by the Jefferson Papers, found in the United States Circuit Court files in the Virginia State Library, is also not written in Jefferson's hand. Jefferson apparently wrote an original draft of the letter, and then had an assistant make copies, which he signed. This letter is accompanied by a manuscript list, titled in Jefferson's hand "Invoice of goods to be sent to the Executors of John Wayles" and signed by him. Jefferson referred to this list in the letter to Farrell and Jones as "such British goods as will be necessary for the use of the plantation." The list consists of twelve lines of text, in the same clerical hand as the letter, listing goods that Jefferson is requesting be sent to him in Virginia. The list includes "50 sacks of salt," "six frying pans," "Dutch blankets," and a variety of thread, yarn, hose, and other linen goods. An outstanding and lengthy Thomas Jefferson letter, written at the outset of a financial responsibility that would burden him for decades, and which would influence his thinking about personal and public debt. Jefferson inherited lands and slaves (including the Hemings family) from his father-in-law, and had to sell land and slaves to settle the debt, making this letter deeply illustrative of the tangled relationship Jefferson had with his father-in-law, John Wayles. PAPERS OF THOMAS JEFFERSON 15, pp.643-49, 657-61; 1, pp.100, 103 (ref). Dumas Malone, JEFFERSON AND HIS TIME, VOLUME 1: JEFFERSON THE VIRGINIAN (Boston, 1948), pp.161-63, 441-45.

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        A NARRATIVE OF THE CAPTIVITY, SUFFERINGS AND REMOVES OF MRS. MARY ROWLANDSON, WHO WAS TAKEN PRISONER BY THE INDIANS WITH SEVERAL OTHERS AND TREATED IN THE MOST BARBAROUS AND CRUEL MANNER BY THOSE VILE SAVAGES. WITH MANY OTHER REMARKABLE EVENTS DURING HER TRAVELS

      Boston: John Boyle, 1773.. 40pp. plus preliminary advertisement leaf. 20th-century red half morocco and marbled boards, spine gilt. Extremities rubbed. Bookplate on front pastedown. Some light dampstaining and foxing. Still, a very good copy. The Frank T. Siebert copy of this famous captivity narrative, with his pencil notes on the front fly leaf. A desirable copy of this work, in an 18th-century edition. No copies are known of the first American edition, published in 1682, and only two of the second American edition which followed shortly thereafter. "The Rowlandson captivity is the first and perhaps the most famous of all Indian captivities. Tyler...comments that 'there is no more graphic or more exquisite literary memorial'" - Streeter. "One of the earliest narratives of Indian captivities, and possibly one of the most authentic. The relation of the manners and peculiarities of the Indians of New England, in 1675, by one so observant and scrupulous in her statements, has more than ordinary interest and value. The original edition is very rarely found complete" - Field. Rowlandson was captured in February 1675 and spent eleven weeks among the Indians before being ransomed. Her simple and compelling account has become one of the most famous American frontier narratives, a classic of the Indian captivity genre and of early New England. EVANS 12988. AYER 238 (1st ed). SIEBERT SALE 438 (this copy). VAIL 620. HOWES R478. SABIN 73583.

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        Opuscula Mathematic

      Parma: Ex Typographia Regia, 1773 First edition of an scarce mathematical work, attractively printed by Bodoni, erroneously listed by Brooks in Edizioni Bodoniane, with the date 1783. The text deals with hydraulics and geometry. Original plain wrappers, old manuscript spine label. . Quarto. With ten engraved folding copper-engraved plates, each with multiple diagrams. Woodcut device on title-page. Old armorial library rubberstamp on title-page and neat ink location number on front pastedown. A very handsome, uncut copy.

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        Commentarius Historicus Et Dogmaticus De Sacramentis, in Genere Et in Specie, Quo Defenduntur Veritates Catholicæ Contra Antiquos Et Recentiores Hæreticos: .: . . His Adduntur Dissertationes De Censuris, De Irregularitatibus, Et De Indulgentiis, Exactæ Ad Veterem Et Hodiernam Ecclesiæ Disciplinam. Auctore Gaspare Juenin

      Venetiis : Sumptibus Societatem [Sic] 1773 - Ab innumeris mendis sedulo expurgata. Printed with 2 columns per page. Half-title: Juenin De sacrementis in genere, et specie. Editio novissima Veneta post sextam Lugdunensem. Physical desc. : XX, 602, [1] p. ; fol. Subject: Sacraments - Catholic Church - Early works to 1800. Language: Latin. Very good in the original full [limp] vellum. Minor generalized wear to extremities of covers, with insignificant external stamps and dust-dulling. Internally, altogether clean and quite sound. A very good copy. Scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. 4 Kg. 602 pp. Editio novissima Veneta post sextam Lugdunensem

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        Gnomonique mise à la portée de tout le monde, ou Méthode simple et aisée pour tracer des cadrans solaires.

      Marseille, Jean Mossy, 1773 - 1 volume Xp., 1 feuillet, 460p.; 5 planches dépliantes in fine. Bon état (coins légèrement frottés). "Méthode simple et aisée [.] dans laquelle on trouvera des tables calculées depuis un degré de déclinaifon tant orientale qu'occidentale jufqu'au 90è d pour les différens angles horaires, pris au centre du cadran; commencées au 43è d 18 m de lalitude jufqu'au 51è qui comprennent tout le Royaume de France & les pays qui font entre les mêmes parallèles. Avec une table alphabétique des principales villes, & la figure & l'explication des inftrumens néceffaires pour l'opération" (8 figures in fine). Publié par un maître-maçon de Marseille. Avec un tableau supplémentaire, manuscrit, contrecollé sur la garde de fin. Reliure d'époque pleine basane racinée; dos à 5 nerfs ornés, 5 caissons ornés de motifs floraux, pièce de titre rouge en encadrement doré; filet doré sur les bords; tranches rouges; gardes marbrées. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        HISTORIA DEL REAL MONASTERIO DE SIXENA.

      Imp. Pascual Ibáñez. Oficina Josef Longas. 1773. 1776., Pamplona. - 2 Vols. En Vol. I. Algunas marcas de humedad. En Vol. II. Algunas páginas amarronadas. Faltan pags. 102 a 118 y 203 a 216 por expurgo indicado en cubierta. Enc. Pergamino de época. LIBRO EN ESPANOL SANTIAGOPARDO

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        An Abridgment of Burn's Justice of the Peace and Parish Officer.

      1773 - Burn, Richard [1709-1785]. Greenleaf, Joseph [1720-1810], Editor. An Abridgment 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. Boston: Printed for, and sold by, Joseph Greenleaf, 1773. [viii], 386, [2] pp. Includes two-page publisher advertisement. Quarto (8-1/2" x 7"). Contemporary sheep, rebacked retaining original spine with raised bands and lettering piece, hinges mended, spine ends restored. Moderate rubbing and minor scuffing to boards, some offsetting to margins of endleaves, very light browning to text. Early owner signature (J. Rowe/ Sept 16. 1776) to title page, interior otherwise clean. A handsome copy. * Only American edition and the only abridgement of a legal treatise printed in America before the Revolution. Richard Burn was an attorney and antiquarian who edited the ninth, tenth, and eleventh editions of Blackstone's Commentaries. His Justice of the Peace, and Parish Officer (1755) was perhaps his most important work. Holdsworth considered it to be one of the best treatments of the subject, an opinion shared by Burn's contemporaries, both in England and in the colonies. The "best proof that his book.was accepted as the leading text-book on that topic is the number of editions through which it passed. It deserved its success. Burn carefully abridged the statutes, and stated the manner in which their clauses had been interpreted by the courts. His treatment of the criminal law was based upon a thorough study of the works of Coke, Hale, and Hawkins." Greenleaf explains the nature of his abridgement in the preface: "The London edition takes in the whole practice of England and Scotland, this renders it both bulky and dear. The circle of a justices business in those places is vastly extensive, and is founded chiefly on acts of the British parliament, which can never have any relation to this colony" [i]. Greenleaf also added an appendix of forms and general rules and directions for American courts. Holdsworth, A History of English Law XII:332-333. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 8325. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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