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

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

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        Historia del Real Monasterio de Sixena (Sigena)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        A Tour Through Sicily and Malta

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

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

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

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

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

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        Mémoires critiques et historiques sur plusieurs points d'antiquités militaires

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Tratado pratico da cultura de amoreiras, e da creação dos bichos da seda, com huma necessaria instrucção de tudo o que he congruente ao feliz successo deste trafico, offerecido ao Illmo. e Excmo. Senhor Marquez de Pombal .

      Lisbon, Na Regia Officina Typografica, 1773. - 8°, contemporary mottled sheep (minor wear at extremities), spine gilt with floral ornaments and raised bands in five compartments, crimson leather lettering piece, gilt letter. Woodcut arms of the Marquês de Pombal, the dedicatee, on title page. Woodcut headpieces, tailpieces, and initials. Light stain in upper margin throughout, larger toward the end but never touching the text. In very good condition. (8 ll.), 98 pp. *** FIRST EDITION of this treatise (considered important within its field) on the cultivation of mulberry trees and silkworms, covering the best type of soil, best type of mulberry bush, early growth and transplantation, pruning, gathering leaves, treatment of silkworms, and gathering of cocoons. The author notes that he had seen many treatises in French and other languages on sericulture, but none were aimed at those actually engaged in it: "todos mostrão não serem feitos por pessoas, que tenhão conhecimento prático desta cultura, e por isso muito defeituosos, omittindo as principaes advertencias para a sua felicidade, ou tocando-as tanto de passagem, que ficão imperceptiveis" (preliminary leaf 5r). Sericulture in Portugal was strongly advocated by P. Rafael Bluteau (1638-1734), and was encouraged by the government beginning in the 1670s. It was encouraged again under the Marques de Pombal.The author lived near Guarda and devoted himself to agriculture.*** Innocêncio VII, 284. Imprensa Nacional p. 279, no. 80. Not located in NUC. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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        A Journal of the Voyage to the South Seas,

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

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

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

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        Observations concerning the distinction of ranks in society.

      8vo., (4) + xxii + 312pp., complete with the half-title and with the supplementary errata slip pasted onto foot of p. xxii, some leaves in signature F bound in wrong order (affecting pp.85-96), but all leaves present, a light marginal dampstain in first two leaves (i.e. half-title and title), handsomely rebound in the 18th century style in quarter calf over marbled boards, spine gilt and labelled with raised bands, vellum tips on fore-corners. A most attractive copy.Publisher: London: J. Murray,Year: 1773Edition:

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        Catalogus Librorum qui ex Typographio Sacrae Congreg de Propaganda Fide Variis Linguis prodierunt et in eo adhuc asservantur

      Woodcut printer's device on title. 55 pp. Small 8vo, attractive modern decorated paper boards. Rome: 1773. This is the seventh and most complete edition of the list of the books issued by the printing office of the Sacred Congregation de Propaganda Fide, responsible for the spread of Catholicism. The first catalogue was issued in 1639. Amaduzzi (1740-92), Italian Hellenist, has provided a most useful foreword with a history of the printing house. The titles are arranged according to languages, starting with the alphabets in various types and ending with the published decrees and orders of the papal administration concerning the missionary activities of the Roman Catholic Church. A very nice copy and quite scarce. Preserved in a box. ❧ Bigmore & Wyman, I, p. 6.

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        Andrew Marvell's Second Address

      , 1773. 1773. First Edition . (PHILADELPHIA) (GODDARD, William). Andrew Marvell

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        The Iliad .

      Printed for T. Becket and P. A. De Hondt . and sold also by T. Cadell . J. Robson . Brotherton and Sewell . and E. and C. Dilly ., London 1773 - First edition of Macpherson's (prose) translation. 2 vols, 4to (285 × 227 mm), pp. [2], xx, 375, [1]; [2], 443, [1]; without the half-titles; titles printed in red and black; light foxing towards the end of vol. II; bound, with generous margins, in early nineteenth-century half calf, rubbed, corners worn; early ownership inscription 'Miss Thomson, Charlotte Street'. [Rothschild 1351.] [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Disegno della prima Machina rappresentante un Tempio dedicato alla pace

      1773 - Acquaforte e bulino, 1773. Da un soggetto di Paolo Posi. Bella prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva, con margini, minimi difetti, per il resto in buone condizioni. Le macchine del fuoco per la festa della Chinea Chinea in senso letterale, era la mula bianca (o il cavallo ambiatore delle Asturie) che i Re di Spagna presentavano annualmente al papa in forma solenne per il pagamento del censo per il Regno di Napoli. Il cavallo, convenientemente ammaestrato, s'inginocchiava davanti al pontefice e gli offriva la somma di danaro contenuta in un vaso d'argento fissato alla sella. L'offerta era preceduta da una solenne cavalcata della durata di due ore e mezza, lungo un itinerario preciso. Per rendere più solenne la cerimonia, con decreto del 12 maggio 1691 di Carlo II, si obbligavano i "grandi" di Spagna a partecipare al solenne corteo, al quale seguivano per due sere spari di macchine pirotecniche accompagnati da esecuzioni musicali, balli e rinfreschi. La chinea, per la sua regolarità, non era soltanto la festa estiva per eccellenza, ma il migliore biglietto da visita della monarchia spagnola (poi di quella napoletana) nella città eterna, l'arma propagandistica più convincente per guadagnare un consenso universale e l'appoggio politico delle altre potenze. Le celebrazioni erano fastosissime, malgrado i problemi politici della nazione, ed il consueto ritardo nell'invio del danaro per il loro svolgimento. In occasione della festa, palazzo di Spagna e, successivamente, palazzo Colonna e palazzo Farnese, diventavano per due mesi all'anno l'atelier di inventori, pittori, disegnatori e architetti di macchine, nonché il momento di aggregazione di artificieri, fuocaroli, musicisti, fornitori e cuochi. Questi palazzi, inoltre, diventavano, per due giorni all'anno, sede dell'ambasciata straordinaria, luogo dal quale partiva la cavalcata e davanti al quale si innalzavano le « stupefacenti » macchine per i fuochi d'artificio, dove si disponevano le luminarie tenute accese le sere della vigilia e il giorno della festività dei santi Pietro e Paolo. Risale agli inizi del Settecento la consuetudine di allestire, il 28 e 29 giugno, due sontuose macchine in piazza santissimi Apostoli (più raramente in piazza Farnese), di cui conosciamo le caratteristiche grazie alle minuziose incisioni, accompagnate da esaurienti didascalie, che vennero stampate annualmente dal 1723. Monopolizzarono la costruzione e progettazione delle macchine di questo periodo Paolo Posi, architetto camerale della Repubblica di Venezia e di casa Colonna, in collaborazione con il suo allievo, l'architetto camerale Giuseppe Palazzi, e con l'incisore Giuseppe Vasi. Posi, ultimo epigono del barocco, celebrava Ferdinando negli apparati come appassionato archeologo, e come l'entusiasta monarca favorevole al trasporto in piazza di elementi popolari sulla platea d'un sontuoso edificio destinato al divertimento pubblico. Più che mai per tali apparati, ove l'incisore lavorò su disegni altrui, come d'altronde per spettacolari cortei o cavalcate cittadine, il Vasi è prezioso testimone ed interprete del suo tempo. Etching, printed on contemporary laid paper, small tear perfectly repaired, otherwise in good condition The engravings have been laid on canvas and framed; after a long work to repair them, they now look almost perfect. Signs of glue on verso, on recto signs of abrasions and oxidations. Chinea literally means white female mule, the one the Kings of Spain offered every year to the Pope as a solemn payment of the income of the Kingdome of Naples. The horse, duly trained, knelt in front of the Pope and to offer him a silver vase with money inside, that was fastened to its saddle. The offer was preceded by a solemn ride of two and a half hours, a long and precise itinerary. To make it even more solemn, as per Charles II decree of the 12 of May 1691, the Greats of Spain were obliged to take part to the cortege, which was then followed by two series of pyrotechnical shots and music, danc

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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, in the Dolphin, the Swallow, and the Endeavour

      London: W. Strahan and T. Cadell,, 1773-84. [Together with:] A Voyage towards the South Pole, and Round the World. Performed in His Majesty's Ships the Resolution and Adventure, in the years 1772, 1773, 1774 and 1775 [Together with:] A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean. Undertaken by the command of His Majesty, for making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere [Together with:] KIPPIS, Andrew. The Life of Captain James Cook. London: G. Nicol and G. G. J. and J. Robinson, 1788. 12 volumes: 9 quarto text volumes (293 x 227 mm), quarto volume of plates for first voyage, folio volume of plates for second voyage (480 x 305 mm), and folio atlas of plates for third voyage (550 x 400 mm). Uniformly bound to style in recent tree calf, richly gilt spines, red and green morocco twin labels, two-line gilt border on sides, yellow edges, marbled endpapers. With all plates, maps and plans as called for, plus the famous "Death of Cook" plate. Kippis: engraved portrait frontispiece of Cook by Heath after Dance. Minor paper flaw at the head of a handful of leaves in volumes II and III (first voyage), closed-tear into title page of volume I (third voyage) and blank margin of a couple of plates (atlas folio) neatly repaired, erasure of old presentation inscription (dated 1888) at head of Contents leaf in Kippis's Life, customary scattered foxing. An excellent, wide-margined set. Second and best edition of the first voyage, first edition of the second and third voyages, attractively presented here with the plates and maps for the first and second voyages bound separately and uniformly with the first edition of the Life by Andrew Kippis, "the first English biography of Cook" (Hill) and the standard biography for the next century. Unusually, the plates for the second voyage have not been folded and are mounted on folio sheets. "Cook earned his place in history by opening up the Pacific to western civilisation 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, an excellent administrator and planner, and probably the first sea captain to realise the importance of preserving the health and well-being of his crew. He did everything possible to maintain their physical fitness and the cleanliness of both men and ships. He conquered the hitherto prevalent scurvy by cutting down the consumption of salt meat and by always having fresh vegetables and fruit on board" (PMM). The National Maritime Museum catalogue points out that the third voyage "was so eagerly awaited by the public that it was sold out on the third day after publication, and although the published price was £4 14s. 6d, as much as 10 guineas was offered by would-be purchasers". With a very appealing provenance, inscribed on a preliminary blank in volume I of the first voyage: "This fine and complete copy of Captain Cook's three voyages, together with Lord Anson's voyage [no longer present], were a present which the King was graciously pleased to order for me, for my attention in purchasing for his majesty's library several rare and curious books, at the Duke de la Valliere's sale, at Paris, in spring 1784. Andrew Lumisden". Inscribed below Lumisden's signature: "Th Strange"; a familial connection: the engraver Sir Robert Strange was Lumisden's brother–in-law. Andrew Lumisden (1720-1801), Jacobite politician and antiquary, "served as the under-secretary and the first clerk of the treasury to the Young Pretender [Charles Edward Stuart, "Bonnie Prince Charlie"] throughout the campaign of 1745–6. He accompanied the army into England, supplied money for its current expenses, and left detailed and graphic manuscript accounts of the battles of Prestonpans, Falkirk, and Culloden, at which he was present… On the eve of the battle of Culloden (15 April 1746) special orders were given to ensure his safety, as he carried with him 'the sinews of war' [i.e. money] and following the defeat he fled the field, having first been entrusted with the safe keeping of the prince's seal" (ODNB). After wandering the Highlands as a hunted fugitive, Lumisden returned to his native Edinburgh disguised as a lady's servant and then managed to get away to the continent. After a spell in France he became secretary of state to the exiled Jacobite court in Rome, serving the Old Pretender "faithfully until the latter's death" (ibid.) With the arrival of the Young Pretender in Rome, Lumisden continued in his position but he objected to Charles Edward's drinking and womanising and, after an altercation, left the Young Pretender's service. "From 1769 to 1773 Lumisden resided in Paris and was visited by many British tourists and gentlemen on the grand tour. From 1772 he discontinued his practice of writing an annual letter to the Stuart princes and increasingly distanced himself from their cause. This did much to hasten the raising and acceptance of a petition to allow him to revisit his native land (dated 15 February 1773), which was signed by forty-five of the most distinguished men in Edinburgh society, including David Hume… While in Paris he put himself at great pains to buy up a collection of rare books for George, prince of Wales, which greatly helped to secure him a full pardon from the British government in 1778… A member of the royal and antiquaries' societies of Edinburgh, Lumisden corresponded with Joseph Banks, James Boswell, Adam Smith, and David Hume" (ibid.). His correspondence with Banks is commemorated in a fascinating letter (dated 19 September 1783, addressed from Montbard, Burgundy), in which he mentions that he is staying with "my amiable and justly celebrated friend M. le Comte de Buffon", the great French naturalist. Lumisden continues "Words cannot express his gratitude to you, for favoring [sic] him with the printed tables of the inclination and declination of the needle; which are to be given with Capt. Cooke's [sic] voyage, which the public longs to see. He has already examined these tables, but thinks that there are a few mistakes in them, which must have proceeded either from the carelessness of the printer, or the inaccuracy of the manuscript". This appears to be a reference to Appendix VII in the third voyage, which is a table of "Variations of the Compass, observed by Captain Cook during his passage from England to the Cape of Good Hope". The letter is viewable online at https://transcripts.sl.nsw.gov.au/page/395505/view. A very attractive set, handsomely bound to style, with rich impressions of the plates and bearing the provenance of a neglected but fascinating figure who stood at the nexus of high cultural and scientific achievement in ancien régime Europe.

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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, in the Dolphin, the Swallow, and the Endeavour [Together with:] A Voyage towards the South Pole, and Round the World. Performed in His Majesty's Ships the Resolution and Adventure, in the years 1772, 1773, 1774 and 1775 [Together with:] A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean. Undertaken by the command of His Majesty, for making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere [Together with:] KIPPIS, Andrew. The Life of Captain James Cook. London: G. Nicol and G. G. J. and J. Robinson, 1788.

      London: W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1773-84 - 12 volumes: 9 quarto text volumes (293 x 227 mm), quarto volume of plates for first voyage, folio volume of plates for second voyage (480 x 305 mm), and folio atlas of plates for third voyage (550 x 400 mm). Uniformly bound to style in recent tree calf, richly gilt spines, red and green morocco twin labels, two-line gilt border on sides, yellow edges, marbled endpapers. Minor paper flaw at the head of a handful of leaves in volumes II and III (first voyage), closed-tear into title page of volume I (third voyage) and blank margin of a couple of plates (atlas folio) neatly repaired, erasure of old presentation inscription (dated 1888) at head of Contents leaf in Kippis's Life, customary scattered foxing. An excellent, wide-margined set. With all plates, maps and plans as called for, plus the famous "Death of Cook" plate. Kippis: engraved portrait frontispiece of Cook by Heath after Dance. Second and best edition of the first voyage, first edition of the second and third voyages, attractively presented here with the plates and maps for the first and second voyages bound separately and uniformly with the first edition of the Life by Andrew Kippis, "the first English biography of Cook" (Hill) and the standard biography for the next century. Unusually, the plates for the second voyage have not been folded and are mounted on folio sheets. "Cook earned his place in history by opening up the Pacific to western civilisation 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, an excellent administrator and planner, and probably the first sea captain to realise the importance of preserving the health and well-being of his crew. He did everything possible to maintain their physical fitness and the cleanliness of both men and ships. He conquered the hitherto prevalent scurvy by cutting down the consumption of salt meat and by always having fresh vegetables and fruit on board" (PMM). The National Maritime Museum catalogue points out that the third voyage "was so eagerly awaited by the public that it was sold out on the third day after publication, and although the published price was £4 14s. 6d, as much as 10 guineas was offered by would-be purchasers". With a very appealing provenance, inscribed on a preliminary blank in volume I of the first voyage: "This fine and complete copy of Captain Cook's three voyages, together with Lord Anson's voyage [no longer present], were a present which the King was graciously pleased to order for me, for my attention in purchasing for his majesty's library several rare and curious books, at the Duke de la Valliere's sale, at Paris, in spring 1784. Andrew Lumisden". Inscribed below Lumisden's signature: "Th Strange"; a familial connection: the engraver Sir Robert Strange was Lumisden's brother–in-law. Andrew Lumisden (1720-1801), Jacobite politician and antiquary, "served as the under-secretary and the first clerk of the treasury to the Young Pretender [Charles Edward Stuart, "Bonnie Prince Charlie"] throughout the campaign of 1745–6. He accompanied the army into England, supplied money for its current expenses, and left detailed and graphic manuscript accounts of the battles of Prestonpans, Falkirk, and Culloden, at which he was present On the eve of the battle of Culloden (15 April 1746) special orders were given to ensure his safety, as he carried with him 'the sinews of war' [i.e. money] and following the defeat he fled the field, having first been entrusted with the safe keeping of the prince's seal" (ODNB). After wandering the Highlands as a hunted fugitive, Lumisden returned to his native Edinburgh [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A Methodical Summary Of The Law Relating To The Pleas Of The Crown, Written originally By Sir Matthew Hale, Knt. Some Time Lord Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench. To which are now added many new References to the best Authorities, and an improved Table to the Whole. WITH: three further heavily interleaved and annotated bound volumes of parts of the above edition, but one with the title page of the 1759 edition, Part 11. There are approximately 505 interleaved pages of manuscript additions spread over these three volumes, all in very legible 18th century script. These volumes have page numbers added in manuscript, combining both printed and manuscript leaves. The 1759 edition's signatures correlate with the signatures in the 1773 ed

      The Seventh Edition, continued to the present Time. By a Gentleman of the Inner Temple. London: Printed by his Majesty's Law-Printers; For B Tovey, in Bell Yard, near Lincoln's Inn, 1773. - Octavo with wide margins. Full contemporary brown polished calf, well worn, with a blindstamped pattern around the edges of the boards. Both boards detached, the spine split vertically in 2 places producing three clean and tight sections. There is one detached blank free endpaper before the title, pagination would suggest no half title called for. One attached blank free endpaper at the end. The contents are pleasingly clean and fresh with only very occasional ink annotation. With the ownership inscription of T A Marshall on the front endpaper. Complete one volume edition. Although all 4 volumes are more or less disbound with detached boards and broken spines, the printed text and manuscript pages themselves are in crisp, clean condition. Images available upon request. It would appear that this is a very heavily edited and re-write of Hale. Although the manuscript additions are not attributed to a particular writer, internal evidence would suggest that this task has been undertaken by Sir Francis Buller and that these volumes could be a final draft before being sent to the printer. The manuscript additions are variously dated from about 1780-1788 and appear to be unpublished.The manuscript additions: evidence of Buller's authorship: In the 1759 volume, in manuscript, page 605, under the heading 'Reprieve': "A judge after the circuit may order a gibbet to be removed: & on 2nd May 1781, I, with the previous approbation of all the judges ordered the sheriff of Warwickshire to remove a gibbet & the bodies of Hammond and Pitmore convicted before me of murder at Warwick to be removed from one part of Washwood Common to another, the gibbet having been erected very near to some houses." This case was heard before Justice Buller and the Nottingham Archives contain the original petition from local landholders to Buller asking for the Gibbet's removal to a less offensive position. (Nottinghamshire Archives DD/E208/15) Page 631. The same volume, under the heading 'Evidence Accomplices', in manuscript: "Atwood and Robins were tried before me for a highway robbery at Bridgewater Somerset 1787." The case, before Buller, rested on the evidence of an accomplice who testified against Atwood and Robins and the fairness of the conviction is considered. There is an Australian connection here as both Atwood and Robins appear to have been transported on the second fleet. Although the christian names for both do not match the convict list, the surnames, date and place correlate. Page 635, the same volume, in manuscript, under the heading 'Riot Act': "Joseph Haynes was tried on the 14th July 1780 under the special commission at St. Margaret's Hill before Ld. Loughborough, Gould, Eyre & Buller" and later: "But we all held that it was not necessary that there should be 12 assembled in order to bring the case." Further evidence of Bullers authorship is provided by a letter of his in the British Library. Western Manuscripts, Vol. DCXXXIII includes: f. 137: Sir Francis Buller, Baronet Justice of the Common Pleas 1794: Letter to C. Yorke: 1786. Ref: Add MS 35981. Close examination of this letter, of which we have a copy, and many of the manuscript notes in Hale, reveals that both are written in the same hand. Many of the more formal pages of manuscript additions appear to be in another hand, possibly Buller's secretary or scribe.Sir Francis Buller, Baronet.Buller was born in Devon in March 1746, the son of James Buller, MP for Cornwall and his wife Lady Jane, daughter of the first Earl of Bathurst. He was educated at the King's School, Ottery St Mary and Christ's Hospital, London. He married an heiress, Susannah Yarde, at 17 and the same year entered the Inner Temple as a pupil of special pleader William Henry Ashurst. He took out his own certificate in 1765, was called to the bar in 1772 and became a King's Counsell in 1777. The following year, still only 32, he was made a subordinate judge of the King's Bench. Buller was the second judge in Lord Mansfield

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        Valli di Po

      1773 - Cabreo, carta catastale manoscritta, di grandi dimensioni di mm 1950 x 1400 su carta grossa veneziana, in delicata coloritura d’epoca, datata 1773 relative alle Valli da pesca del taglio di Po, che vanno da Rosolina (presso Chioggia) fino a Loreo. 18mo secolo

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        Anacréon, Sapho, Bion et Moschus, traduction nouvelle en prose, suivie de la Veillée des fêtes de Vénus, et d'un choix de pièces de différens auteurs. Par M. M***C**[.

      Binding signed Sture Falks Bogbinderi lund. Vontent totally clean, actually as new in fine slipcase Paris, Le Boucher, 1773-1774. (2) ff.+ IV+ 280 +- XVI+ 104 pages pp. Suivi de : Héro et Léandre. On y adjoint la traduction de plusieurs Ydilles de Théocrite. Par M. M***C**. Premier tirage de l'illustration : un frontispice, 12 vignettes et culs-de-lampe, gravés par Massard d'après Eisen. Et un frontispiece de Duslos. Bound in a very beautifull type 18 cent.light brown Full calf with 5 raised bands, very rich golddecoration on spine and blindstamping with golddec. On frontboard. With inside goldbordure on boards. Red titellabel with goldtext. All edges gilt. 17032512

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        Begebenheiten des Enkolp. Aus dem Satyricon des Petron übersetzt. 2 Bände.

      Rom (d.i. Schwabach, Mitzler), 1773. - 8°, circa 17,2 x 10,7 cm. 48, 221; 256 SS., mit gestochenem Frontispiz, 2 gest. Titelvignetten und einigen Holzschnitt-Vignetten im Text Pappe d. Zt., mit hs. Rückenschild und kleinem Etikett "Goed. IV/1, 882, 5a; Schulte-Str. 218, 2a; Hayn-G. VI, 153: "Erste seltene und gesuchte deutsche Übersetzung des Petron. der als Meister in der Kunst des raffiniertesten Sinnengenusses am Hofe Neros eine bedeutende Rolle spielte, hinterliess mit diesem Werke eine interessante Schilderung über das Privat- und Geschlechtsleben seiner Zeitgenossen." - Die berühmte Übersetzung von Wilhelm Heinse (1746-1802), hier offenbar in der zweiten Ausgabe noch im Jahr der Erstausgabe - das lange Vorwort endet hier mit dem Satz "Geschrieben in Augsburg im Februar 1773 während meiner Reise nach Italien, um den Winkelmannischen Apollo zu betrachten." Im Erstdruck hiess es: ". May 1772". Heinse unternahm die Übersetzung auf Veranlassung des Hauptmanns Günther von Liebenstein. Sie sollte bei Kanter in Königstein erscheinen, der die Verlegung jedoch wegen Geldmangels nicht übernehmen konnte. "Nach seiner Entzweiung mit Liebenstein suchte Heinse die Übersetzung zu unterdrücken. Der Hauptmann ließ das Buch jedoch wider den Willen des Verfassers drucken." (Schulte-Str.). - Das hübsche Frontispiz zeigt eine Festgesellschaft vor einem Tempel des Priapus. " "- Wenig gebräunt, kaum berieben, meist sauber, gut erhalten. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        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 OF 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 CO

      Printed for the Subscribers, by Robert Bell,, America: Philadelphia: 1773 - [4], iv, [5]-119, [1 blank], xii, 155, [1 advt.] pp [as issued]. A general title page, each part with separate divisional title pages. Attractive modern half calf and marbled boards, gilt-lettered red morocco spine label, raised spine bands. Scattered light foxing and toning. Very Good. This bold challenge to Blackstone, the authoritative source on the Common Law, was Joseph Priestley's first American book. This is the second edition, first published by Bell in the previous year. The book illuminates the controversy between Priestley and Blackstone on issues of freedom of conscience and religious liberty. Priestley, a radical Whig who in America was a republican and anti-Federalist, defends personal liberties and the necessity of strict governmental limitations. This resonated well with Americans as Revolution became imminent. The six titles presented defend the primacy of religious liberty, toleration, and personal autonomy against the incursions of government advocated by Blackstone. Blackstone's responses are also printed.Evans 12684. Hildeburn 2859. Marke 34 [recording only this edition]. I Harv. Law Cat. 191. Marvin 589 [ref.]. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Chart of part of the South Sea, Shewing the Tracts and Discoveries made by His Majesty's Ships, Dolphin, Commodore Byron, & Tamer, Capt.n Mouat, 1765. Dolphin, Capt.n Wallis, & Swallow, Capt.n Carteret, 1767, and Endeavour, Lieutenant Cooke, 1769.

      1773 - London: Strachan & Cadell, c.1773. Coloured. 370 x 655mm. Cook's chart of the South Pacific, engraved by William Whitchurch for the Official Account of Cook's First Voyage, which appeared in Hawkesworth's 'An Account of the Voyages. For making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere'. Cook's route across the South Pacific from Cape Horn to New Zealand and Australia is marked.

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        The Passions Personify'd, in Familiar Fables.

      8vo. London: Printed for J. Whiston and M. Lawrence, 1773. 8vo, contemporary full calf rebacked with later gilt-ruled, decoratively blindstamped calf. [ii], vi, 104 pp. Engraved frontispiece and twelve plates drawn and engraved by John Miller. Covers worn, hinges cracked, but a sound copy of an uncommon work inscribed. First Edition. Presentation copy, inscribed on flyleaf: "Henrietta Anne Fortescue / A Present from the Author". (Henrietta's signature appears on the title-page.) Halkett & Laing attribute this work to Edward Young, the author of Night-Thoughts; but everybody ascribes it to Herbert Lawrence, whose best-known work, The Life and Adventures of Common Sense: An Historical Allegory (first published in 1769 by M. Lawrence), uses a similar device of a personified Common Sense, who travels through time and comments on ancient and modern history. Edward Young, moreover, had died in April, 1765, so it would have been difficult for him to inscribe this copy in 1773. The twelve verse fables in the collection are ironic narratives involving such characters as "Honour, Vanity, and Content" and "Prudence, Dissipation, and Justice." NUC locates two copies of this work. Henrietta Anne Fortescue (née Hoare) was a Scottish artist; she died in 1841.

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        A REVIEW OF THE LIFE AND CHARACTER OF ARCHBISHOP SECKER.

      New York:: Hugh Gaine,. 1773. [4], iii, [1], lxviii pp. With the half title, bound in later plain brown wrappers. Very Good. This is the first American edition, reprinted from the 1770 London, of the life and thought of Archbishop Secker, defender of the Episcopal faith in America. Secker was thus the adversary of Jonathan Mayhew and Charles Chauncy, who resisted his attempts to 'Episcopize' America. This eulogy scolds them for their "unreasonable and groundless Jealousies of the Church of England." Mayhew's opposition to "the Proposal for appointing Bishops in some of the Colonies" wholly misunderstood Secker's motives for the appointments, there being no intention to render the Church of England the established religion in America. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. Evans 12960. NAIP w029061.

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