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        Cereus

      [Nuremberg], 1773. Engraving, coloured by hand, by J.J. or J.E.Haid. Very good condition apart from some overall light soiling. A very fine image from Trew's "Plantae Selectae," one of the greatest of all eighteenth-century botanical books, drawn by the greatest of eighteenth-century botanical artists, George Dionysius Ehret. Linnaeus wrote to Trew, in Latin, that "The miracles of our century in the natural sciences are your work of Ehret's plants...[N]othing to equal them was seen in the past or will be in the future." Christoph Trew, a physician and botanist, had for a number of years been an admirer of Ehret's work. Ehret, a brilliant botanical artist, was unrivalled in his ability to "achieve realism, majesty, ineffable colour, all in one breathtaking look" (Hunt). Born in Heidelberg in 1710, he originally worked as a gardener and practised drawing in his spare time. His artistic abilities led him to the service of a Regensburg banker named Leskenkohl, and it was during this period that Trew met Ehret. Trew was to remain a friend and patron of Ehret's throughout his life, and by 1742, the germ of what was to become the present publication was already under discussion when Trew wrote to Christian Thran in Carlsruhe "Every year I receive some beautifully painted exotic plants [by Ehret] and have already more than one hundred of them...." Ehret moved to London in the late 1730s, where he painted the recently introduced exotics at the Chelsea Physic Garden and established himself as a teacher of flower-painting and botany. Discussions about the projected work continued by letter until 1748, when Johann Jacob Haid from Augsburg agreed to produce the engravings from Ehret's drawings. Gerta Calman, Georg Ehret, Flower painter Extraordinary (1977), p.97; Dunthorne, 309; Great Flower Books (1990), p.144; Hunt, 539; Nissen BBI , 1997; Pritzel, 9499; Stafleu & Cowan, TL2, 15.131.

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        A New & Accurate Chart of the Discoveries Made By the Late Capt. Js. Cook . Exhibiting Botany Bay.New South Wales in New Holland.Map

      Kings Royal License - c. 1773. Orig copper engraved map of the Pacific and Asia, showing the discoveries made by James Cook and others. Australia shown with the east coast and the New Zealand islands which Cook charted in 1769-1770 during his first voyage of exploration. The map also includes the Hawaiian Islands and the charting Cook made during his third voyage. Damage to fold at centre, but else a fine map. Free-floating & protected by mylar. Size 360mm x 460mm. A very nice map.

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        Mespilus Caroliniana, apii folio vulgari similis, maior, fructu luteo.

      [Nuremberg]. 1750-1773. Engraving, hand-colored, plate area approximately 17 x 11 on sheet size 21 1/4 x 14 1/2 inches. A couple of 1/8 inch tears to lower right edge (all well outside plate area). Very good condition on fine laid paper. An exceptional antique botanical print depicting a medlar plant by one of the finest botanical artists of all time, Georg Dionysus Ehret, engraved by Johann Jacob Haid and published in PLANTAE SELECTAE by Christopher Jacob Trew and Benedict Christian Vogel (plate XVII). This remarkable work, published over the period 1750 to 1773, scientifically documents and artistically celebrates exotic plants in the collection of the Chelsea Physic Garden in London and other collectors at a time when the collection, cultivation and documentation of exotic flowers was popular among the upper strata of European society. Ehret trained as a gardener, but his talent as a botanical artist was noted and put to work by wealthy patrons including the physician and botanist Dr. Trew. The unusual fruit on these plants was once commonly eaten.

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        Monarda floribus capitatis et verticillatis...

      1750-1773. Handcolored engraving, image 17 x 11 1/2 on sheet 21 1/2 x 14 inches. Very good condition on fine laid paper. This outstanding example of botanical art by the great 18th century botanical artist Georg Dionysius Ehret, one of the finest botanical artists of all time, was engraved by Johann Jacob Haid and published in PLANTAE SELECTAE by Christopher Jacob Trew and Benedict Christian Vogel (plate XLIV). This remarkable work, published over the period 1750 to 1773, scientifically documents and artistically celebrates exotic plants in the collection of the Chelsea Physic Garden in London and other collectors at a time when the collection, cultivation and documentation of exotic flowers was popular among the upper strata of European society. Ehret trained as a gardener, but his talent as a botanical artist was noted and put to work by wealthy patrons including the physician and botanist Dr. Trew. (Nissen 1997; Great Flower Books, p.78; Dunthorne 309). The plates were engraved and handcolored by J.J. and J.E. Haid. Included are fine botanical details reflecting the influence of the newly introduced Linnaean system of plant classification.

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         La génération de l'homme ou tableau de l'amour conjugal considéré dans l'état du Mariage. Nelle édition enrichie de remarques importantes...

      à Londres, 1773, 2 vol. in 12, de XXIV-408pp. & 2ff. 400pp. 1f., ill. d'un front. et de 11 planches gravées anatomiques, pl. basane mouchetée époque, dos lisse orné, infime trou de ver en marge int. d'un volume sinon bel exemplaire. Edition très augmentée de ce curieux traité de sexologie dont la table des matières est très explicite: "des parties qui servent à la génération, défauts des parties génitales..., remèdes qui corrigent les défauts, remèdes capables de rendre la virginité à une fille, quel tempérament doit avoir un homme pour être fort lascif, à quelle heure du jour l'on doit baiser amoureusement sa femme, de la manière dont les personnes mariées doivent se caresser,... s'il y a un art pour faire des garçons ou des filles, ... du congrès, de la stérilité, si les charmes peuvent rendre un homme impuissant ou une femme stérile, des hermaphrodites, si une femme peut devenir grosse sans l'application des parties naturelles d'un homme, des incubes & des succubes, si les eunuques sont capables de se marier & de faire des enfans....". La première édition date de 1687, la dernière de 1795. ¶ Gay Amour, femmes III. 1168 - Caillet n°11075 "amour, mariage, parfums, monstruosités...." - Blake p.471

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        Phaedri Fabulae. L. Annaei Senecae, ac Publii Syri Sententiæ.

      Couret de Villeneuve, Aureliae (Orléans) 1773 - In-16 de (4)-91-(1) pp., maroquin rouge, dos lisse orné, triple filet doré d'encadrement sur les plats, tranches dorées (reliure de l'époque). Jolie impression orléanaise en caractères microscopiques des fables de Phèdre suivies des sentences de Sénèque et de Publius Syrus classées par ordre alphabétique. Couret de Villeneuve (1719-1780), imprimeur et littérateur orléanais, donna tous ses soins à améliorer les procédés typographiques. Bel exemplaire à grandes marges en maroquin rouge du temps, texte encadré. Brunet IV, 589 ; Nauroy, Bibliographie des impressions microscopiques, p. 77.

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        Beyträge zur Pfälzischen Geschichte. (2 Bände in 3).

      Mannheim, Löffler, 1773/82. - 222 Seite; Seite 223 bis 454, 11 Blatt; 1 Blatt, 399 (recte 397) Seiten, 9 Blatt, Kalbslederbände der Zeit mit reicher Rückenvergoldung, 17 x 11 cm, Band 2 mit oberflächlicher Abschabung im Lederbezug, innen sauber und frisch.

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        Krebs 19]. The Periodical Overture in 8 Parts. Number XXXVIII Price 2s. [Parts]

      R. Bremner [1773], [London] - Second edition. Krebs 19; Grave C10/C-16. RISM D3280 (9 copies, some incomplete; the only complete copy in the U.S. is at the Eastman School of Music (also with two basso parts). The first edition was published by Venier in Paris in 1767."Dittersdorf's symphonies span virtually his entire career, and his changing approach to the genre mirrors recognized patterns of evolution in 18th-century Viennese instrumental music. Apart from a group of early three-movement works, almost all are in four movements. While the earliest symphonies have small proportions, nervous energy and modest instrumentation, the later ones tend towards more extended structures, simpler themes, richer harmony and more elaborate orchestration." Margaret Grave and Jay Lane in Grove Music Online. Folio. Unbound. 8 parts. A symphony in C major. Violino Primo: [i] (title), pp. 92-93, [i] (blank); Violino Secondo: [i] (blank), pp. 92-93, [i] (blank); Viola: [i] (blank), pp. 84-85, [i] (blank); Basso: [i] (blank), pp. 82-83, [i] (blank) [2 copies]; Corno Primo: [i] (blank), p. 38; Corno Secondo: [i] (blank), p. 38; Oboe Primo: [i] (blank), p. 44; Oboe Secondo: [i] (blank), p. 44. Engraved. Basso parts figured. Printed note to head of title: "To be continued monthly;" "Ditter's Number XXXVIII" printed from a smaller plate; caption title to head of each part: "Sinfonia XXXVIII."Signature in ink to upper right corner of title: "Wharton."Some browning and soiling; edges frayed; stain to p. 44 of Oboe Secondo part. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        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. To Which are Prefixed a History of the Language and An English Grammar

      London by W. Strahan for W. Strahan, J.& F. Rivington [and others] 1773 - 2 volumes. The Fourth edition, the highly important final folio edition to be revised by Johnson himself. Provenance: Sir James & Lucy Esdaile (inscription dated (?)1775); James Kennedy Esdaile (armorial bookplate); Edmund Esdaile, Pembroke College, Oxford (inscription). Title-pages printed in red and black. Royal folio (425 X 265mm), in original binding of full calf over thick boards, the backs expertly restored to full period grandeur with elaborate gilt tooled compartments with grand central tools and extensive additional tooling all in gilt between gilt decorated bands, two compartments with contrasting red and green labels gilt lettered and decorated, endpapers marbled. A very attractive set, the original calf with some pleasant age, corners consolidated, first two leaves of Vol. I with some normal creasing, the text clean and fresh, withal a very solid, handsome copy in fine state. A VERY HANDSOME SET OF THE HIGHLY IMPORTANT FOURTH EDITION, which was the last in which Samuel Johnson himself had any involvement. TEXTUALLY, IT IS CONSIDERED TO BE THE BEST EDITION of Johnson's great work and THE MOST IMPORTANT EDITION AFTER THE FIRST. It contains Johnson's advertisement (THE FIRST EDITION TO DO SO) in which he states, 'Perfection is unattainable, but nearer and nearer approaches may be made; and finding my Dictionary about to be reprinted, I have endeavoured, by a revisal, to make it less reprehensible'. Johnson, in undertaking the vast work of creating his dictionary, set out to perform single handed for the English language what the French Academy, a century before, had attempted for French. He hope to produce "a dictionary by which the pronunciation of our language may be fixed, and its attainment facilitated;" and though, of course, no language can be frozen in time, by aiming at fixing the language he succeeded in giving the standard of reputable use. As Noah Webster stated, his work "had, in philology, the effect which Newton's discoveries had in mathematics." "Johnson's achievement marked an epoch in the history of the language. The result of nine years labor, it did more than any other work before or since towards fixing the language. The preface ranks among Johnson's finest writings. The most amazing, enduring, and endearing one-man feat in the field of lexicography" (Printing and the Mind of Man). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Catalogue des Livres, Estampes, &c. de Monsieur V.S.

      dont la vente se fera publiquement...à Anvers à la Chambre des Arquebusiers, le Lundi 18 Octobre & Jours suivants. 12, 250 pp. 8vo, attractive antique half-calf & speckled boards, spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine, a.e.g. Anvers: J. Grangé, [1773?]. An earlier owner attributes the ownership of this catalogue to Pierre François Gisbert de Schorel, seigneur de Wilryck (1716-73 or 1778) and mayor of Anvers, whose collection of paintings was sold the following year in Anvers by Grangé. Van Schorel was actively involved in the artistic life of Antwerp and in the early 1740s played an important role in the reorganization and financial support of the city's Academie voor Schoone Kunsten. He formed one of the largest gatherings of Rubens's oil sketches in the southern Netherlands in the eighteenth century. His splendid art collection featured twenty-eight paintings by Rubens. .

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        Système Social. Ou Principes Naturels de la Morale et de la Politique. Avec un Examen de l'Influence du Gouvernement sur les Moeurs. Parl l'Auteur du Systeme de la Nature. Tome Premier; Tome Second; Tome Troisième.

      Londres (= Amsterdam) 1773. - (3), 210 S.; (1) Bl., 176; 167 S., 3 in 1 Bd., Ldr., Anm. aV., min. Anstr. -- Vercruysse 1773, A5. - ". La police se préoccupa rapidement du Système social: il figure parmi des ouvrages saisi chez la veuve Stockdorff en juin. ."-- [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Hrn. Missionarii Gerickens merkwürdige Seereise von London nach Ceylon und Cudelur in den Jahren 1766 und 1767.

      im Verlag des Waisenhauses, Leihbibiothek bei F. Dombrowsky., Halle, 1773 - Halle, im Verlag des Waisenhauses, Leihbibiothek bei F. Dombrowsky. 1773, 17 x 11 cm, 294 Seiten, Titel-, Anfangs- und Schlussvignette, schlichter Halbleder-Pappband der Zeit (bestossen, Gebrauchsspuren), insgesamt ein ordentliches Exemplar. Selten. Alter Namensstempel auf dem Titelblatt. Exemplar aus einer alten Leihbibliothek. - Gericke (1742-1803), der ab 1760 in Halle Theologie studiert hatte, kam im Juni 1767 nach einer gefahrvollen Reise in Tranquebar (heute Tharangamadi) an der Koromandelküste an. Er lernte und sprach das zur dravidischen Sprachgruppe gehörige Tamil. 1767-82 wirkte Gericke in Cuddalore im südlichen Indien, erlebte dort Krieg, Hunger und Seuchen. Er rettete die Stadt vor der Besetzung durch Hyder Ali. 1783-1788 lebte er in Nagapattinam und bewirkte ein Aufblühen der Missionsarbeit. 1788-1893 arbeitete er in Madras, von wo aus er 1802 die südliche Spitze Indiens (Tirunelveli) in Fortsetzung früherer deutscher Missionsarbeit bereiste. Sprache: Deutsch insgesamt ein ordentliches Exemplar. schlichter Halbleder-Pappband der Zeit (bestossen, Gebrauchsspuren), [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        De' fenomeni della circolazione osservata nel giro universale de' vasi; De' fenomeni della circolazione languente; De' moti del sangue independenti dall'azione del cuore; e del pulsar delle arterie. Dissertazioni quattro.

      Presso la Società Tipografica, In Modena 1773 - In-8 (210x135 mm.), pp. VIII, 343 (1). Vignetta xilografica al frontespizio, capilettera e testate ed una tavola fuori testo incisa in rame raffigurante la macchinetta anatomica del sig. Lyonet. Legatura in piena pelle marezzata coeva, dorso a nervi con scomparti riccamente decorati in oro, titolo in oro su tassello in marocchino porpora. Tagli di rosso vivo. Ottimo esemplare impresso su carta forte. Edizione originale. Bibliografia: Blake, 426. Heirs of Hippocrates, 983. Norman, 1980. Prandi, pp.35-36. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      London, Knapton, 1773. 4°, Ledereinband LXXIX/603, III-V/602, 26 Bl./590 (recte 594), LXX/632 S. Erste Ausgabe dieser Übersetzung. - Gibson 250. Lowndes 93: This edition does not contain the whole of Lord Bacon’s works. (The translator has extensively altered Lord Bacon’s arrangement by way of improving it.) - Neben der englischen Werkausgabe von 1730 die zweite englische Ausgabe überhaupt. - Die beiden im Bd. I am Ende zwischengeb. Blätter enthalten eine Widmung des Herausgebers Peter Shaw für Horatio Walpole. - Vorsätze mit Exlibris. Vereinzelt etw. fleckig und mit Wurmspuren, Bd. I am Ende wasserrandig. Insgesamt innen sauber. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Philosophie, Ganzledereinband

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        De l Homme, de ses facultés intellectuelles, et de son éducation

      - Londres [La Haye], Société Typographique, 1773. 2 volumes in-12, 1ff-XLIII+399pp & 2ff-495pp. Edition longtemps considérée comme l¿originale, tout en signalant une édition possible en 1772. Depuis Quérard et Tchémerzine, on a trouvé quelques exemplaires de cette édition de 1772, notamment l¿exemplaire de La Luzerne (Audap-Mirabaud, 17 juin 2013), montrant bien que cette édition est donc une seconde édition. Cet ouvrage est dans la droite ligne de De l¿Esprit et fut publié à titre posthume. Reliure demi-basane fin XIXème, fleurons, un coin de plat abîmé, mouillure marginale sur le tome 1, un feuillet du tome 2 non cousu, petite fente en pied d¿un mors. Edition très rare [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le Coup d'oeil Purin, augmenté par son auteur de plus de 700 vers, enrichi de beaucoup de notes necessaires & très intéressantes, avec un Précis des actions héroïques de Messieurs de Miromesnil dans la Magistrature. Ou Abrégé de l'Histoire mémorable à la postérité. Suivi de: Relation des cérémonies du mariage du roy de France Louis XV avec la princesse Marie, fille du roy de Pologne Stanislas.

      A Tote, chez le Grand-Père Fiquet et Rouen chez Perchel, 1773. - In-8 d'un faux-titre, un titre, viii pages préliminaires et 84 pages. Le texte est imprimé dans un double encadrement de filets noirs (rousseurs). Relation du mariage: Rennes, Vatar, 1725, 16 pp. Demi-basane fauve du XIXe, dos à nerfs orné de filets à froid (dos frotté). Rare édition originale de ce texte rédigé entièrement en patois normand, qui traduit la violente protestation des rouennais contre la suppression du Parlement de Normandie et l'avènement du Conseil Supérieur. Satire attribuée généralement à M. Dommey, greffier en chef à la Chambre des Comptes. Les notes et la suite seraient d'un autre auteur. Guilbert, dans ses Mémoires Biographiques, attribue le Coup d'oeil Purin au chimiste Dambourney, directeur du Jardin Botanique de Rouen, d'autres préfèrent un dénommé Gervais. Frère I, 291; Oursel; note de Girardin dans la Revue de Rouen 1837. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        SEPP (J.C.) & HOUTTUYN (M.)

      1773 1184 - Amsterdam, J.C. Sepp, 1773, in-4, [8] feuillets liminaires, 84 planches, accompagnées de 42 feuillets d'explication, demi basane marine, dos lisse orné (reliure de l'époque), Le plus bel ouvrage sur le bois jamais publié, rassemblant une collection rare de plus de 500 gravures sur cuivre d'échantillons colorés à la main d'après nature, de bois européens et exotiques, sur 84 planches. Les planches étaient publiées par série de six par souscription, comme le souligne Sepp dans son avant-propos ("auxquels on continuera d'en produire à chaque fois six planches ensemble"). Notre exemplaire est bien complet des 14 premières livraisons. Le texte d'explication des gravures en regard de chaque planche, est en cinq langues. L'imprimeur a choisi d'insérer cinq pages de titre, une pour chaque langue, latin, français, anglais, allemand et néerlandais. Le naturaliste et éditeur Jan Christiaan Sepp (1739-1811) a commencé à publier cet ouvrage en 1773, en reprenant tout d'abord les travaux de Seligmann ("Abbildung in- und ausländischer Hölzer" publié à Nürnberg) puis il a enrichi son ouvrage des spécimens du cabinet de curiosités du révérend Hazeu. Il travailla sur ce projet assisté par Martinus Houttuyn (1720-1798). L'ensemble composé de 100 planches de gravures, fut rassemblé par la suite et publié en un ouvrage en 1791, avec une page de titre légèrement modifiée et enrichie d'un frontispice, puis un supplément de 6 planches sera ajouté en 1795. Nissen, BBI, 939; Pritzel, 4291. Ex-libris aux iris, de Philippe de Vilmorin contrecollé sur la page de garde. Bel exemplaire aux coloris particulièrement frais, offrant une remarquable provenance. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Fragments sur l\'Inde, et sur le Général Lalli.

      Ohne Ort (Geneve), ohne Verlag, 1773. 1.Ausgabe. Titelblatt, 1 Bl.Table, 2.Titelblatt (Fragmens sur quelques révolutions dans l\'Inde, et sur la mort du Comte de Lalli), 162 S. Mit einigen Vignetten. 20 x 13 cm. Original-Lederband mit dunkelrotem ledernem Rückenschild, floraler Rückengoldprägung, Buntpapier-Deckblättern und rotem Schnitt. Barbier S.444; C.V.Beuchot, 305; Bengesco II, 1828. Diese erste Version mit 20 Artikeln erschien Ende Juli 1773 in Genf, gedruckt von Barthélemy Chirol im Auftrag von Gabriel Cramer. -----Rückenkanten und Ecken fachmännisch mit Lederstücken restauriert; Papier minim gebräunt und an wenigen Stellen leicht stockfleckig, Riss am unteren Rand des vorderen Deckblatts mit säurefreiem Klebband unterlegt, Zettel mit zusammengefasster Verlagsgeschichte des Buches (Auszug aus Barbier?) mit Papier-Klebstreifen auf die Hinterdeckel-Innenseite montiert. Frankreich, Französische Bücher, Geschichte vor 1900, Indien, Kolonien, Philosophie 18.Jh.

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        Die neusten Offenbarungen Gottes in Briefen und Erzählungen. Zweyter Theil. [Von Carl Friedrich Bahrdt].

      Riga: bey Johann Friedrich Hartknoch 1773. Nur der 2. Band separat! (4), 376 Seiten. Kl. 8° (15,5 x 10 cm). Marmorierter Lederband der Zeit auf 5 Bünden mit Rückenschild, dekorativer floraler Rückenvergoldung, goldgeprägten Deckenrahmen sowie rot gefärbtem Schnitt. [Hardcover / fest gebunden]. Skandalträchtige, entmythologisierende Bibelübersetzung (\"Keine Übersetzung, sondern eine vorsätzliche und frevelhafte Schändung\", JM Goeze) in empfindsam-moderner Sprache, mit textkritischen Anmerkungen und Ausfällen gegen die Apostel (\"unstudirte Leute, die weder Plan noch Ausdruck zu wählen wußten\"), den griechischen Urtext (\"Bastard von einer Sprache\") und Luthers Bibelübersetzung (mytischer, zweydeutiger und dunkler Kram\"); von Goethe kongenial in dem \'Prolog zu den neusten Offenbarungen Gottes\' verspottet (\"So redt\' ich, wenn ich Christus wär\"). (Jacob/Majewski 343 - Goed. IV/1, 820, 44 a) - Carl [Karl] Friedrich Bahrdt (1741-1792) war ein deutscher evangelischer Theologe und Schriftsteller im Zeitalter der Aufklärung. \"Er wirkte nach philosophischen, theologischen und philologischen Studien in Leipzig, zunächst in orthodoxem Sinne als Repetent seines Vaters, seit 1761 als Privatdozent und seit 1766 als außerordentlicher Professor der geistlichen Philologie, daneben als beliebter Kanzelredner an der Peterskirche und als biblischexegetischer Schriftsteller. Wegen seines liederlichen Lebenswandels und als Anhänger der biblizistisch-neologischen Richtung konnte er sich in Leipzig, später in Erfurt und Gießen nicht halten. [...] Seit 1779 hielt er in Halle stark besuchte philologische und philosophische Vorlesungen und produzierte, nunmehr den Offenbarungsglauben aufgebend und das Christentum ganz naturalistisch ausdeutend, zahllose Schriften theologisch-moralischer Art, Lehrbücher, Übersetzungen aus dem Lateinischen, aber auch - größtenteils anonym - oft frivole belletristische Werke, freche Satiren, Streitschriften u. a. Er griff damit, zuletzt unter dem Einfluß der französischen Revolution - für diese Entwicklung durchaus typisch - als radikaler Demokrat auch auf das politische und soziale Gebiet über. [...]\" (ADB, S. 772-774) - Einband leicht berieben und etwas angestaubt. Leder auf Vordeckel mit kleiner Wurmspur. Ecken leicht bestoßen. Dezenter Besitzervermerk in Tinte auf dem Titelblatt. Wenige Seiten mit kleineren braunen Flecken. - Insgesamt gut erhaltenes Exemplar in schönem zeitgenössischem Einband. Versand D: 2,50 EUR [Bahrdt, Carl Friedrich]: Die neusten Offenbarungen Gottes in Briefen und Erzählungen. Zweyter Theil. [Von Carl Friedrich Bahrdt]. Riga: bey Johann Friedrich Hartknoch 1773. Neues Testament Christentum Theologie

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        Schauplatz der Künste und Handwerke. Oder die vollständige Beschreibung derselben, verfertiget oder gebilliget von den Herren der Academie der Wissenschaften zu Paris. In das Teutsche übersetzt und mit Anmerkungen versehen von Daniel Gottfried Schreber. Abhandlung von den Fischereyen und Geschichte der Fische, oder deren Thiere, die im Wasser leben. . Zwölfter Band. Zweeter Abschnitt (Bd. 12 Teil 2 von 21 Bde.).

      Leipzig und Königsberg, Johann Jacob Kanter, 1773 4°. 438 S. und im Anhang 50 mehrfach ausklappbare Kupfertafeln, Ganzpergament d. Zeit, mit goldgepr. Rückentitel und Bibliothekssignet der \"Academie.1767.Artillerie\" a. Frontdeckel, m. Lesebändchen, Eine Ecke min gestaucht. Auf Vorsatz eingeklebte \"Bibliotheksordnung\" der Zeit und einige Marginalien von alter Hand. Stempel auf Titelblatt (\"Bibliothek des K.S. Artillerie-Corps\"), Kupfertafeln tadell. Erste deutsche Ausgabe der von der Pariser Akademie der Wissenschaften nach dem Vorbild der Encyclopedie veranstalteten Reihe «Descriptions des arts et metiers» die von Duhamel du Monceau u.a. herausgegeben wurde. Schreber. Daniel Gottfried (1708-1777). Prof. f. Oekonomie und Polizey u. Cameralwissenschaft(Verwaltungswissenschaft) in Leipzig. war auch an Naturwissenschaften und deren konkrete Anwendung interessiert. Unter anderem Kontakt zu Carl v. Linné (ADB-/NDB 524). Versand D: 20,00 EUR Naturwissenschaft Biologie - Fischkunde Alte Drucke - nach 1550

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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. A delightful copy of this reduced 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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        The Antiquities of England and Wales.

      London: S. Hooper No. 25 Ludgate-hill -6 1773 - FIRST EDITION. Folio. 4 vols + supplementary volume. (33 x 25 cm). Half tan calf over marbled boards. Spines with red labels, gilt titles, double ruled raised bands, gilt volume numbers to compartments and gilt dates to the foot of the spines. Attractive bookplate to front paste down of each volume. Manuscript signature of 'C. Northumberland' to ffep of first volume. Supplementary volume bound in full brown tree calf with red and green labels, gilt titles, ruling and decoration to spine. Bidings worn at extremites some loss of gilt to the spines. Some foxing to contents. Upper hinge of supplementary volume broken and loose but joint holding firm. Decorative vignette to each title page. 386 plates, many full page plus 34 full page plans in supplementary volume. [Attributes: First Edition; 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 successively performed by Commodore Byron, Captain Wallis, Captain Carteret, and Captain Cook

      London: W. Strahan & T. Cadell, 1773. Three volumes, quarto, with 52 engraved charts and plates (most folding); some browning and offsetting, plate 'Strait of Magellan' torn and laid down on linen; a good set in contemporary tree calf, spines renewed. First edition of 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. This narrative was edited from Cook's journals by the professional writer Hawkesworth. Cook's voyage occupies volumes two and three; the first volume contains the official accounts of the voyages of Byron, Wallis and Carteret, and Hawkesworth's compendium thus contains the cream of eighteenth-century English exploration.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 cavalier approach to the editing job: 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 is a really handsome copy of the first edition, and unlike many examples it is complete with the leaf of " A Description of the Cuts" and the Chart of the Straits of Magellan. These are frequently lacking from copies of the first edition, probably because they were the last components of the book to be printed.

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        Lehrbegrif sämtlicher oeconomischer und Cameralwissenschaften.

      Mannheim, bey C. F. Schwan, Kuhrfürstl. Hofbuchhändler, 1773-79. 8vo. (I:) Tb., 7 Bll., 568 S., 1 Bl.; (II:) Tb., 272 (recte: 372) S.; (III:) Tb., 9 Bll., 580, Tb., 7 Bll., 360 S.; (IV:) Tb., 3 Bll., 208, Tb., 424 (recte: 224) S., 7 Bll.; (Anhang:) Tb., 4 Bll., 72 S. Zeitgenössische Pappbände (Bd. 4 minimal abweichend). (alte St.a.T.). Ausgabe letzter Hand (Bd. 1 in neuer, von dem Verfasser selbst durchgesehener und mit einem Anhang vermehrter Auflage, sonst Erstausgaben), eines von Pfeiffers beiden Hauptwerken. - Gilt als typisch und vorbildhaft für den deutschen Merkantilismus in der zweiten Hälfte des 18. Jahrhunderts. Pfeiffer war ein führender Anhänger Justis. Sein \"Lehrbegrif\" war derart populär, dass man bei anderer Gelegenheit meist nur vom Verfasser des Lehrbegriffs sprach. Mit seinem ersten Hauptwerk strebte er keinen theoretischen Wurf an, sondern schuf ein auf Erfahrung beruhendes Kompendium über Stand und Möglichkeiten der Landwirtschaft und des Gewerbes in den deutschen Staaten. Man könnte \"in dem Werk eine auf der Erfahrung sich gründende Technologie der gesamten Landwirtschaft, des Gewerbes und der Verwaltung - jeweils im weitesten Sinne des Wortes - ... sehen\" (Napp-Zinn). Es wäre aber falsch, Pfeiffer insgesamt als Empiriker und Technologen abzutun, wie seine spätere theoretische Arbeit zeigt. Inama-Sternegg (ADB) bezeichnet ihn als \"einen der bedeutendsten und vielleicht am meisten charakteristischen Vertreter der spezifisch deutschen Kameralwissenschaft. Pfeiffer war 1747-50 zunächst Direktor einer Kommission für die Siedlungen der Kurmark, bevor er sich auf mehrjährige Reisen begab und sich an mehreren Höfen verdingte. Seit 1769 widmete er sich seinen Privatstudien und verweilte hauptsächlich in Hanau und Frankfurt am Main. 1782 wurde er von der Universität Mainz zum Professor für Kameralwissenschaften berufen. - Humpert 801 und 814, Kress 6217, Roscher 555ff., Stieda 197, ADB 25, 641f., Dittrich 97ff., Tautscher 413. Versand D: 2,00 EUR

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        ORLANDO FURIOSO.

      Da' Torchj di G.Baskerville, Per P. Molini Librajo dell'Accadermia Reale, e G.Molini, Birmingham 1773 - Opera completa in quattro volumi. Presentazione di Pietro Molini. Cm.25,4x15,4. Pg.LVIII, 364; 452; 448; 448, (28). Coperte in cartone rigido marmorizzato su tonalità violacee, con minime spellature. Tasselli in pelle con titoli e filetti in oro ai dorsi. Esemplari intonsi, in barbe. Fioriture diffuse, e piccole bruniture alla parte superiore delle ultime carte del quarto volume. L'Opera è adorma di 46 nitide incisioni su rame, realizzate da valenti artisti quali F. Bartolozzi, N. De Launay, De Longueil, B.L. Prevost, B.L. Henriquez, Massard, J.B. Simonet, N. Ponce, G. Duclos, P.A. Martini, P. Choffard e Helman su bozzetti di J.B. Cipriani, J.M. Moreau le Jeune, C. Eisen, E. De Ghendt, C.N. Cochin filius, C. Monnet e F.B. Grueze. All'antiporta del primo volume ritrato dell'Ariosto tratto da un quadro di Tiziano vecellio, inciso da Fiquet su disegno di Eisen. In fine al quarto volume elenco con i "Nomi dei Signori Associati" londinesi. Ogni carta, escluse le tavole. inquadrata in filetti color rosso. Una delle più celebrate edizioni settecentesche del poema ariostesco. 4100 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Neues lehrreiches und vollständiges Magazin, vor junges Frauenzimmer die ganze Koch-Kunst, und Zuckerbeckerei, samt allem, was damit verknüpft ist, vollkommen zu erlernen....( hier: Teil 2 von 2 erschienenen Teilen )...

      Macklot Karlsruhe 1773 ( ..Nach Art derer Magazins der Madame le Prince de Beaumont, in Fragen und Antworten eingekleidet, und mit alphabetischem Register zum bequemen Aufschlagen derer darinnen enthaltenen mehr als 4500 Speisen auch einem Tranchir-Buch mit Figuren versehen. Zweyter Theil. Neue Auflage ( Verfasser ermittelt ) ). Hier der zweite Teil des umfangreichen Kochbuchs mit Titelblatt, den Seiten 751 - 1542 sowie dem umfangreichen Gesamtregister über beide Teile mit 76 Seiten, ferner 2 n.n. Blätter. Schlichter Pergamentband der Zeit, 8° ( 17,5 x 11 cm ). Der vorliegende Band behandelt: Saucen, Brühen, Pasteten, Torten, Kuchen, Backwerk, Essig, Salz, Tunken, Gallert, Gelees, Zuckerwaren, Säfte, Konserven, Marmeladen, Auftragen der Speisen an Fleischtagen und Fastentagen sowie zu Hochzeiten, Sonn- und Feiertagen, ferner mit Hinweisen zur vorteilhaften Anschaffung als auch *Aufbehaltung allerley Victualien*. Einband etwas fleckig und leicht berieben, innen Titelblatt und erste Seiten etwas stärker fleckig bzw. stockfleckig, sonst gelegentlich etwas stock- oder braunfleckig, einige Seiten leicht angeknickt bzw. etwas eselsohrig ( letzte Seiten oben stärker eselsohrig ). - sehr selten - ( Gewicht 500 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Beaumont, Kochbuch, Macklot, Kochen, Getränke, Haushalt, Speisen, Essen, Backen, Soßen, Brühen, Pasteten, Torten, Kuchen, Backwerk, Essig, Salz, Tunken, Gallert, Gelee, Säfte, Konserven, Marmeladen, Zuckerbäckerei, Konditor, Konditorei, Google

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        Lehrbegrif sämtlicher oeconomischer und Cameralwissenschaften.

      bey C. F. Schwan, Kuhrfürstl. Hofbuchhändler,, Mannheim, 1773 - Mannheim, bey C. F. Schwan, Kuhrfürstl. Hofbuchhändler, 1773-79. 8vo. (I:) Tb., 7 Bll., 568 S., 1 Bl.; (II:) Tb., 272 (recte: 372) S.; (III:) Tb., 9 Bll., 580, Tb., 7 Bll., 360 S.; (IV:) Tb., 3 Bll., 208, Tb., 424 (recte: 224) S., 7 Bll.; (Anhang:) Tb., 4 Bll., 72 S. Zeitgenössische Pappbände (Bd. 4 minimal abweichend). (alte St.a.T.). Ausgabe letzter Hand (Bd. 1 in neuer, von dem Verfasser selbst durchgesehener und mit einem Anhang vermehrter Auflage, sonst Erstausgaben), eines von Pfeiffers beiden Hauptwerken. - Gilt als typisch und vorbildhaft für den deutschen Merkantilismus in der zweiten Hälfte des 18. Jahrhunderts. Pfeiffer war ein führender Anhänger Justis. Sein "Lehrbegrif" war derart populär, dass man bei anderer Gelegenheit meist nur vom Verfasser des Lehrbegriffs sprach. Mit seinem ersten Hauptwerk strebte er keinen theoretischen Wurf an, sondern schuf ein auf Erfahrung beruhendes Kompendium über Stand und Möglichkeiten der Landwirtschaft und des Gewerbes in den deutschen Staaten. Man könnte "in dem Werk eine auf der Erfahrung sich gründende Technologie der gesamten Landwirtschaft, des Gewerbes und der Verwaltung - jeweils im weitesten Sinne des Wortes - . sehen" (Napp-Zinn). Es wäre aber falsch, Pfeiffer insgesamt als Empiriker und Technologen abzutun, wie seine spätere theoretische Arbeit zeigt. Inama-Sternegg (ADB) bezeichnet ihn als "einen der bedeutendsten und vielleicht am meisten charakteristischen Vertreter der spezifisch deutschen Kameralwissenschaft. Pfeiffer war 1747-50 zunächst Direktor einer Kommission für die Siedlungen der Kurmark, bevor er sich auf mehrjährige Reisen begab und sich an mehreren Höfen verdingte. Seit 1769 widmete er sich seinen Privatstudien und verweilte hauptsächlich in Hanau und Frankfurt am Main. 1782 wurde er von der Universität Mainz zum Professor für Kameralwissenschaften berufen. - Humpert 801 und 814, Kress 6217, Roscher 555ff., Stieda 197, ADB 25, 641f., Dittrich 97ff., Tautscher 413. Sprache: d Zeitgenössische Pappbände (Bd. 4 minimal abweichend). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Die neusten Offenbarungen Gottes in Briefen und Erzählungen verdeutscht durch Carl Friedrich Bahrdt, der Theologie ordentlicher Lehrer, des Consistorii Assesor, Definitor und Prediger an der St. Pankratiuskirche zu Giessen. Erster [bis vierter] Theil.

      Riga, bey Johann Friedrich Hartknoch 1773-74. - 418, (2); (4), 376; (30), 466; (4), 379, (1) Seiten. Skandalträchtige, entmythologisierende Bibelübersetzung ("Keine Übersetzung, sondern eine vorsätzlich und frevelhafte Schändung", J.M. Goeze) in empfindsam-moderner Sprache. Mit textkritischen Anmerkungen und Ausfällen gegen die Apostel ("unstudierte Leute, die weder Plan noch Ausdruck zu wählen wußten), den griechischen Urtext ("Bastart von einer Sprache") und Luthers Bibelübersetzung ("mytischer, zweydeutiger und dunkler Kram"); von Goethe kongenial in dem "Prolog zu den neusten Offenbarungen Gottes" verspottet ("So redt' ich, wenn ich Christus wär"). - Die Übersetzung führte zu scharfen Angriffen gegen Bahrdt und zu Kontroversen u.a. zwischen Lessing und Johann Melchior Goeze. - Der Theologe, Freimaurer und intellektuelle Abenteuerer Bahrdt (1741-92) gehört zu den schillerndsten Persönlichkeiten der deutschen Aufklärung, dessen Werk (trotz wachsenden Interesses in jüngster Zeit) noch immer einer adäquaten wissenschaftlichen Neubewertung harrt. Mehrfach wegen heterodoxer und rationalistischer Lehren aus Professuren in Leipzig, Halle und Gießen geschaßt, wegen der "Neusten Offenbarungen" seiner Dürkheimer Superintendentur verwiesen, danach in Halle bis zum nächsten Eklat mühevoll geduldet, mit seiner Dienstmagd in wilder Ehe zusammenlebend und auf eigenem Weinberg eine Gastwirtschaft betreibend, wurde Bahrdt schließlich wegen seines satirischen Widerstands gegen das Wöllnersche Religionsedikt eingekerkert und starb bald nach der Festungshaft. Er begründete einen eigenen Illuminatenorden, die "Deutsche Union der Zweiundzwanziger", und verfaßte eine Flut von Polemiken und Kleinschriften. /// Auf dem Innendeckel gestochenes (schlesisches?) Exlibris: Dreigeteiltes, gekröntes ovales Wappenbild mit gekreuzten Hämmern unter Adler in Strahlenornament. - Decken gering, Rücken etwas stärker berieben. Außengelenke leicht brüchig. Obere Kapitale schonend restauriert. - Der Block mittig angebrochen. Bezüge der Innendeckel angestaubt, an der vorderen Deckelkante etwas zu kurz angesetzt. Gering gebräunt und vereinzelt minimal fleckig. - Schönes Exemplar, in dekorativen Einbänden und auf starkem, sauberem Papier. - Goed IV/1, 820, 44a. - Jacob/Majewski 343. - Goedeke IV/1,826, 77. - Kosch I, 239. - ADB I, 772f. - Realencyklopädie II, 357ff. (tendenziös). - BBKL I, 346f. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 990 Kl. 8° (16 x 10,5 cm). Halblederbände der Zeit auf fünf Bünden mit reicher Rokoko-Rückenvergoldung, goldgeprägten Rückenschildern, Lederecken, Kiebitzpapierbezügen, grau gefärbtem Schnitt und Marmorpapiervorsätzen.

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        Der Koran oder Das Gesetz für die Muselmänner durch Muhammed den Sohn Abdall. Nebst einigen feyerlichen koranischen Gebeten, unmittelbar aus dem Arabischen übersetzt, mit Anmerkungen und einem Register versehen,

      Halle, J.J. Gebauers Wittwe und Joh. Jac. Gebauer, 1773. Mit vielen Schmuckvignetten im Text. Am Schluß: \"Register der merkwürdigsten Sachen\" (6 S.). Halblederband, 16, 680 S.Halblederband Deckelkanten bestoßen und berieben,Kapital oben mit einer kleinen Fehlstelle,mit Einträgen im Vorsatz (Professor Neumann) mit Ehrenbietungen (vier Seiten) an seine Durchlaucht den Erbprinzen von Braunschweig und Lüneburg Quedlinburg 10. September 1773, durch den Autor,, mit einer Vorrede, Verzeichnis der Kapitel, zwölf feierlich koranische Gebete und einem Register der merkwürdigsten Sachen . Insgesamt gut erhaltenes Exemplar

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        Historia Westfaliae, in qua in primis origine gentis, de priscis hujus regionis populis, de bellis, quae cum romanis pro libertate gesserunt: deinde. De origine francorum, rhenum inter & visurgum degentium & quomodo hi pro libertate gentis; et limite rheni tuendo decertarunt: tum de Saxonia Christiana, a carlo m.post trecennale bellum subacta, atque ad fidem christi perducta summa fide ac diligenta tractatur. Opus postumum.

      Münster : Anton Wilhelm Aschendorf, 1773. Editio Altera 4 Bl. 448 S. 4 Bl. Folio , Dekorativer Halblederband der über fünf Bünden mit zwei farbigen Rückebnschildern De Backer-Sommervogel VII, 715: Driver 127; Weddigen 76,- Schatens wichtigen und einflussreiche Sammlung aus den hinterlassenen Schriften Ferdinand Fürstenbergs, schönes und wohlerhaltenes Exemplar. Versand D: 2,00 EUR Sprache Lateinisch

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        Fragments sur l`Inde, et sur le Général Lalli.,

      Ohne Ort (Geneve), ohne Verlag, 1773 - Titelblatt, 1 Bl.Table, 2.Titelblatt (Fragmens sur quelques révolutions dans l`Inde, et sur la mort du Comte de Lalli), 162 S. Mit einigen Vignetten. Barbier S.444; C.V.Beuchot, 305; Bengesco II, 1828. Diese erste Version mit 20 Artikeln erschien Ende Juli 1773 in Genf, gedruckt von Barthélemy Chirol im Auftrag von Gabriel Cramer. ----- Rückenkanten und Ecken fachmännisch mit Lederstücken restauriert; Papier minim gebräunt und an wenigen Stellen leicht stockfleckig, Riss am unteren Rand des vorderen Deckblatts mit säurefreiem Klebband unterlegt, Zettel mit zusammengefasster Verlagsgeschichte des Buches (Auszug aus Barbier?) mit Papier-Klebstreifen auf die Hinterdeckel-Innenseite montiert. Sprache: Französisch Gewicht in Gramm: 280 20 x 13 cm. Original-Lederband mit dunkelrotem ledernem Rückenschild, floraler Rückengoldprägung, Buntpapier-Deckblättern und rotem Schnitt. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Precis des recherches sur la Pomeranie. Kurze Untersuchung wegen Pommern.

      1773. 2 Werke in einem Band. 21x17 cm. 55 S.; 34 S., 4 Bll. Halbleineneinband mit Wasserschaden. Kleisterpapier stärker gewellt und angeschmutzt. Vorsatzseite fast gänzlich lose. Seiten gebräunt und stellenweise fleckig. Nur leicht wasserwellig. Letzte S. lose. Die \"kurzen Untersuchungen wegen Pommern\" sind verfasst in deutscher Sprache (rechte Buchseite) und französischer Sprache (linke Buchseite). Beigebunden: (Hertzberg, Ewald Friedrich Graf von). Beweise und Vertheidigung der Rechte des Königs auf den Hafen und Zoll der Weichsel. Mit einer Land-Charte und Beweis-Urkunden. Berlin, gedruckt bey George Jacob Decker, Königl. Hof-Buchdrucker, 1773. Mit schöner, gestochener, gefalteter Karte \"Der Ausflus der Weichsel mit einem Theile von Pomerellen und dem Dantziger Gebiethe\". Mit gestochener Titelei und Verzierungen im Text. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Pommern, 18. Jahrhundert; Jura; Karten; Zoll

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        A DECADE OF CURIOUS INSECTS: some of them not describ'd before: shewn in their natural size; and as they appear enlarg'd before the Lucernal microscope; in which the solar apparatus is artificially illuminated

      London: Printed for the Author in St James's Street, sold by B. White, 1773.. With their history, characters, manners, and places of abode; on ten quarto plates, and their explanations. Drawn and engraved from nature. By J. Hill, M.D. Member of the Imperial Academy. A reissue of the 1772 edition entitled "Insects in their natural size"1773. Slim 4to, approximately 260 x 205 mm, 10¼ x 8 inches, 10 hand coloured engraved plates, with tissue guards, 24 pages of explanatory text, plus 2 pages of index. On title page verso: Ladies who may chuse to paint these insects themselves may have sets of the cuts on Royal Paper printed pale for that purpose. Rebound in modern quarter brown morocco, gilt lettering to spine, marbled boards, new endpapers. Pale age-browning through out, occasional light foxing, last plate has pale browning to blank side, 1 tissue guard replaced, otherwise a very good copy. See: A Catalogue of Printed Books in the Wellcome Historical Medical Library, Volume 3, page 265; ESTC T32177. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        A Journal of a Voyage to the South Seas, in His Majesty's Ship, the Endeavour..

      London: printed for Stanfield Parkinson, 1773. Free from the heavy offsetting typical of this book. Quarto, with frontispiece portrait, a map and 26 plates; a large copy with ample margins, fine in contemporary full polished calf with original gilt lettered red morocco label. First edition: an exceptionally fine copy from the library of Perthshire estate Meikleour House, with bookplate and manuscript shelf notation to the front endpaper.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).

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        A JOURNAL OF A VOYAGE TO THE SOUTH SEAS, IN HIS MAJESTY'S SHIP, THE ENDEAVOUR

      London, 1773. Large quarto. Contemporary marbled boards with vellum corners, expertly rebacked in calf, retaining original leather label. Slight offsetting from some plates, otherwise quite clean. A near fine copy. A large paper copy of this important narrative. Parkinson accompanied Capt. James Cook on his first voyage to the South Pacific and New Zealand, serving as draughtsman under naturalist Joseph Banks. As botanical artist for the Endeavor voyage, Parkinson produced a large number of magnificent botanical and natural history drawings of Tahiti, New Zealand, and Australia. His untimely death near the end of the voyage while en route from Batavia to the Cape of Good Hope resulted in a dispute between his brother, Stanfield, and Banks over ownership of his manuscripts and drawings. When Hawkesworth learned of the impending publication of this work, he sought and received an injunction to prevent its appearance until sometime after the official account was issued. Hawkesworth went so far as to omit mention of Parkinson's name from the official account, and even failed to give him credit for his botanical illustrations. The present work stands as the most attractive of the unofficial accounts of Cook's first voyage. It contains extensive descriptions of Australia and New Zealand, and is the first work to properly identify the kangaroo by name. The handsome plates are from Parkinson's drawings, and they depict natives of Tierra del Fuego, Tahiti, and New Zealand, scenes in Tahiti and New Zealand, and native artifacts. Also included are several vocabularies of South Sea languages. A major journal for Cook's first voyage.

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        Topographische und Chronologische Beschreibung der Pommerschen Kauf- und Handels-Stadt Anklam aus Urkunden und Historischen Nachrichten verfasset und mit einem Anhange des Herrn Pastors J.F. Sprengels zur Kirchen- und Gelehrten Geschichte.

      Greifswald. A.F. Röse (Drucker).1773. 23 x 17,5 cm. 14 S., 5 Blatt, 614 Seiten, 3 Blatt. Original Leder. d. Zeit stark berieben. Carl Friedrich Stavenhagen (* 7. Oktober 1723 in Anklam † 26. September 1781 in Anklam) war Stadtsekretär und Historiker. Carl Friedrich Stavenhagen wurde als Sohn des Kaufmanns Gottfried Stavenhagen und seiner Ehefrau Regina, geb. Oemichen, in Anklam geboren. Nachweislich studierte er bis 1746 die Rechte an der Universität Halle. 1748 ging er nach Kurland zu nahen Verwandten. Dort wurde er Erzieher der Söhne des Kanzlers Diedrich von Keyserling . Ab 1754 war er wieder in Anklam und wurde Stadtsekretär. 1773 gab er eine Chronik von Anklam heraus, die ihn in Preußen bekannt gemacht hat. Sein Verdienst war es, dass er auf Grund seiner Tätigkeit alle wesentlichen Urkunden auswertete, zusammenfasste und sie chronologisch einordnetete. Er konnte sich dabei auf Materialien stützen, die vor ihm an der Anklamer Geschichte interessierte Persönlichkeiten aufgestellt hatten. Das Buch enthält ein Verzeichnis der 240 Subskribenden , das nachvollziehbar werden lässt, in welchen Kreisen Interesse für dieses stadtgeschichtliche Buch bestand. So wurden 84 Bücher von Einwohnern Anklams subskribiert, davon 36 von Handwerkern. 1777 wurde Stavenhagen Stadtsyndikus. Am 6. Oktober 1756 heiratete er Caroline Sophie von Scheven aus einer Anklamer Gewandschneiderfamilie (Das Schevensche Haus war in der Peenstraße 51 - das spätere Eleonorenstift). Die Geschichte der Brautwerbung hat der aus Anklam stammende Schriftsteller Konrad Maß in seinem Buch „Das Haus Stavenhagen“ anschaulich geschildert. Er stammte aus einer angesehenen Patrizierfamilie, deren Vertreter vorwiegend Kaufleute waren. Nach alten Urkunden stammte die Familie aus dem Mecklenburgischen , wahrscheinlich aus der Stadt Stavenhagen . Das Stammhaus des Geschlechts der Stavenhagen war das Haus Markt 21, welches 1896 an den Ein- und Verkaufsverein verkauft und am 29. April 1945 durch deutschen Beschuss zerstört wurde. Die Familie Stavenhagen hatte in der Marienkirche eine Erbbegräbnisstelle. 1934 entdeckten Handwerker in der Marienkirche das Erbbegräbnis der Familie Stavenhagen mit 22 Särgen. Aus der beiliegenden Denkschrift aus dem Jahre 1849 ist ersichtlich, dass die Grabstelle 1773 von der Kirchenbehörde gekauft worden war. (Wikipedia). Titelblatt fehlt, gefalteter Plan der Stadt Anklam. Schwacher Wasserrand im Mittelteil, kaum sichtbar. Versand D: 6,00 EUR 18. Jahrhundert; Hansestädte; Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

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        Tobias von seinem Weibe verspottet.

      - Radierung, 1773, nach einem Gemälde von Rembrandt, auf Bütten mit Wasserzeichen: IHS mit Kreuz. 21,6:24 cm. Literatur: Nagler 162, II (von II); Wessely 161, IV, mit der Bezeichnung: Aus dem Cabinet des Herrn Director César". Ganz vorzüglicher Abdruck mit etwas Plattenschmutz im Plattenrand und mit breitem Rand, vereinzelte Stockfleckchen. Selten!

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        The Attorney's Compleat Guide in the Court of Common Pleas...

      1773. London, 1709. Sole edition. "So as Much to Enable the Young Clerk" Attorney of the Court. The Attorney's Compleat Guide in the Court of Common Pleas: Containing the Whole Modern Practice of the Court, Laid Down in a New, Familiar, and Concise Manner, With Practical Remarks on Each Head, Illustrated by Cases Selected from the Best and Latest Authorities: And also an Account of the Monies Paid Out of Pocket on Each Particular Article of Business at the Publick Offices and Judges Chambers; So as to Enable the Young Clerk to Prosecute or Defend a Suit from its Commencement to Judgment and Execution, Through All the Different Minutiae of Practice, Without Further Assistance. London: Printed by W. Strahan and M. Woodfall, 1773. vii, [1], 371, [1] pp. 12mo (6-1/2" x 4"). Contemporary sheep, blind fillets to boards, raised bands and early hand-lettered initials "G P" to spine. Moderate rubbing to extremities, a few minor nicks, scuffs and stains to boards, small scuff near foot of spine, corners bumped, pastedowns loose. Light toning to text, faint inkspots to a few leaves. Early owner stamp (J. Ridout) to front free endpaper, interior otherwise clean. A handsome copy. $950. * Only edition. "The following sheets were at first composed merely for private Use; The great Advantage the Author has reaped from them in an extensive Practice is his chief Inducement for offering them to the Public, as a sure Guide whereby the Young Clerk may readily acquire every necessary Information with respect to this Court" (iii). This is a scarce title. OCLC locates 6 copies in North American law libraries (Harvard, LA County, Library of Congress, University of Minnesota, York, Yale). English Short-Title Catalogue N15039.

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        Eigenh. Albumblatt mit U.

      Weimar, 24. VII. 1773. - 1 S. Qu.-8vo. "Die Freundschaft durch die Hand der sanften Sympathie geknüpft ist fest und dauerhaft, wenn sie gleich nicht Zeit und Erfahrung prüft. / Hierdurch empfiehlt sich dem gütigen und freundschftlichen Andenken des Herrn Besitzers bestens / Joh. Carl Aug Musäus / Prof. am Gymnasium zu Weimar". - Aus der Zeit als Lehrer am Weimarer Wilhelm-Ernst-Gymnasium, wo er auch seinen Neffen, den zu jenem Zeitpunkt zwölfjährigen August Kotzebue unterrichtete. Leicht gebräunt. Einem altem Album amicorum entnommen; oben rechts die zeitgenöss. Foliierung "203".

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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 Carteret, Captain Wallis and Captain Cook, in the Dolphin, the Swallow, and the Endeavour. Drawn up from the journals which were kept by the several commanders, and from the papers of Joseph Banks.

      - London, W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1773.3 volumes. 4to. Later half brown morocco, spines gilt. With 32 (of 52) maps, charts and plates, mostly folding.First edition. - Contains the official account of Cook's first voyage (1769-1771), edited from his journals by Hawkesworth. The preceding section contains the official accounts of the voyages of Byron, Wallis and Carteret. Hawkesworth's compendium actually contains the cream of English exploring voyages of the mid-18th century. 'Hawkesworth was expected to add polish to the rough narratives of sea men, and to present the accounts in a style befitting the status of the voyages as official government expeditions, intended to embellish England's prestige as a maritime power' (Hill p.277). - (Age-browned). Beddie 649; Sabin 30934 'an indispensable part of a series of Cook's voyages'; Hill 782, PMM 223. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        1773 RARE OCCULT First Edition ANTOINE COURT DE GEBELIN Masonic Brother of BENJAMIN FRANKLIN at LES NEUF SOEURS - French Book Illustrated with ENGRAVINGS

      Printed for the Author, Court de Gebelin, and other Parisian Booksellers - Boudet, Valleyre l'aine, Veuve Duchesne, Saugrain, & Ruault: Paris, France, 1773. COURT DE GEBELIN: Three 1773 Works Bound in One Book with Unique Association to BENJAMIN FRANKLIN and to GEORG CARL von FECHENBACH. The Three Works are: ALLEGORIES ORIENTALES, ou LE FRAGMENT DE SANCHONIATION, Qui Contient L'HISTOIRE De SATURNE, Suivie De Celles De MERCURE Et D'HERCULE, Et De Ses DOUZE TRAVAUX, Avec LEUR EXPLICATION... Bound Together With: PLAN GÉNÉRAL ET RAISONNÉ Des Divers Objets Et Des Découvertes Qui Composent L'Ouvrage Intitulé: MONDE PRIMITIF Analyse Et Compare Avec LE MONDE MODERNE, Ou Recherches Sur LES ANTIQUITES DU MONDE. Bound Together With: MONDE PRIMITIF, ANALYSÉ ET COMPARÉ AVEC LE MONDE MODERNE; Considéré Dans Son Genie Allégorique Et Dans Les Allégories Auxquelles Conduisit Ce Génie; Précédé Du Plan General Des Diverses Parties Qui Composeront Ce Monde Primitif... THREE FIRST EDITION WORKS BOUND IN THIS ONE BOOK. CONTAINS THE VERY RARE LIST OF SUBSCRIBERS THAT INCLUDES BENJAMIN FRANKLIN. ALL THREE WORKS by M. COURT DE GEBELIN. PARIS: M.DCC.LXXIII (1773 / 1773 / 1773). Printed for the Author, Court de Gebelin, and other Parisian Booksellers - Boudet, Valleyre l'aine, Veuve Duchesne, Saugrain, & Ruault. FIRST EDITIONS. Contemporary Half Leather (spine and corners) with Paper Covered Boards, spine titled and decorated in gilt, marbled endpapers, all page edges stained red, 7.5x9.5". TEXT IN FRENCH. Pagination: Volume One: VIII, (4), 278 pp. Volume Two: (4), 102 pp. Volume Three: (4), XXII, 175 pp. ILLUSTRATED with FOUR FULL PAGE ENGRAVED PLATES, THREE ENGRAVED VIGNETTE HEAD-PIECES, and some in-text engravings and head and tail-pieces. They are Gorgeous! From the Library of GEORG CARL von FECHENBACH (aka Georg KARL von Fechenbach), 1749-1808, PRINCE - BISHOP of BAMBERG and WURZBURG . There is his small armorial bookplate "G. C. v Fechenbach' on the front pastedown, and a handwritten library notation "No. 499 / F. B." on a blank prelim. G. C. Fechenbach's portrait was on an early German coin. THIS BOOK HAS AN ASSOCIATION WITH BENJAMIN FRANKLIN. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN was a MASONIC BROTHER of COURT DE GEBELIN and a SUBSCRIBER to COURT DE GEBELIN'S WORKS. FRANKLIN is LISTED in the BOOK in the section titled "SOUSCRIPTEURS" (Subscribers) under the name "M. LE DOCTEUR FRANCKLYN, de la Societe Royale de Londres, & de l'Academie des Sciences de Paris" (Doctor Franklin, of the Royal Society of London and the Academy of Sciences of Paris). Both Franklin and Gebelin belonged to the famous Paris Masonic Lodge LES NEUF SOEURS. They were both sponsors of VOLTAIRE who joined the same Masonic Lodge in 1778. The Lodge was formed to support American Independence. Franklin and Gebelin shared in interest in many areas, including "Animal Magnetism" and "Electrical Forces" as espoused by Anton Mesmer and others. There is LOTS online about the relationship between Court de Gebelin and Benjamin Franklin, including a 1778 letter to Benjamin Franklin from Court de Gébelin that refers to the Masonic Lodge Les Neuf Soeurs. The letter is addressed to "Monsieur Le / Docteur Francklyn / A Passy". The letter is signed off with "Court De Gebelin / Secretaire de la Loge des IX Soeurs Rue Poupée". It is VERY INTERESTING, but certainly NOT SURPRISING, that BENJAMIN FRANKLIN would be a NAMED SUBSCRIBER in this 1773 WORK by Court de Gebelin. CONDITION: The covers are rubbed and scraped, the edges and corner tips are worn through, nonetheless the covers are sturdy with spine gilt that is bright and clear, quite attractive in a Harry Potter Hogwart's Library way. Internally Very Nice, there is just a spot of foxing and a crease or two here and there, but overall the pages are excellent - remarkably bright, clean and clear. Incredibly well maintained pages. Please read about ANTOINE COURT DE GEBELIN and about the MASONIC LODGE LES NEUF SOEURS on their respective WIKIPEDIA PAGES. Very Good

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        VOTES OF THE SUSQUEHANNA COMPANY REGULATING THE LAYING OUT AND SETTLEMENT OF THEIR LANDS [manuscript caption title]

      [Hartford, 1773. String-tied. First leaf detached but present. Final leaf with a jagged three-inch tear, not costing any text. Lightly age-toned, a few fox marks. Very good. In a half morocco box. A very interesting and highly informative document, recording the proceedings of several early meetings of the Susquehanna Company as it attempted to settle lands in Pennsylvania that were claimed by Connecticut under its 1662 charter. This manuscript describes the methods under which the company received royal authorization to proceed with settlement in the Wyoming Valley, sent its initial settlers to Pennsylvania, laid out townships, and established a civic structure. It also records how the Susquehanna Company sought a solution, through military and political means, to resolve the so-called Yankee- Pennamite Wars, which pitted settlers from Connecticut against settlers from Pennsylvania in armed conflict over the contested territory. The document illustrates well the extraordinary land hunger of the Connecticut investors, a key factor in their wholehearted support of the American Revolution, since they hoped to achieve their land schemes under a new regime. Founded in 1753, the Connecticut-based Susquehanna Company was organized for the purpose of settling lands in the Wyoming Valley in northern Pennsylvania. The members of the company based their claim to the land on the Connecticut Charter of 1662, in which King Charles II assigned to Connecticut all lands to the west as far as the "South Sea." The company further attempted to secure its claims by formally purchasing lands from the native Iroquois. In 1768 the company seemingly secured authorization from the Crown to begin settlement, and Connecticut settlers proceeded to the Wyoming Valley. By the next year tension between the Pennsylvanians of the region (who already claimed the land through an additional charter from Charles II to William Penn, and who had also purchased the land from the Indians) and the incoming Connecticut settlers erupted into open conflict. Dubbed the Yankee-Pennamite Wars, the fighting lasted intermittently until 1799, resulting in many casualties and extensive destruction of property. During much of this period officials from the contested region in Pennsylvania sat in the Connecticut legislature, and its militia companies were organized under the Connecticut line from 1775 to 1782. In 1782, Pennsylvania petitioned the Continental Congress, under Article IX of the Articles of Confederation, for jurisdiction over the lands, and a commission awarded Pennsylvania jurisdiction over the territory. The area remained contested territory for another twenty years, until 1803, when the Pennsylvania legislature passed an act enabling the holders of Connecticut titles in the townships to exchange them for Pennsylvania titles, and the conflict subsided. The present document records the proceedings of nine meetings of the Susquehanna Company, held in Hartford, Windham, or Norwich, Connecticut in 1768, 1770, 1771 (three meetings), 1772, and 1773 (two meetings). The proceedings of the first meeting transcribed here are of crucial importance in the history of settlement by the Susquehanna Company in Wyoming Territory as they authorize settlement, set the number of initial settlers, describe the dimensions of the first five townships, and provide for additional administrative functioning. The proceedings of this first meeting read, in part: "Whereas at a meeting of the Susquehanna Company held at Hartford on the 18th day of May 1763 said Company were advised that his majesty in his royal pleasure had been pleased to inhibit all entries and settlements upon the lands claimed by said company, purchased of the Six Nations of Indians laying on the river Susquehanna, until the state of the case should be laid before his Majesty, and such precautions taken as might obviate any fresh troubles with the Indians and whereas said Company at said meeting in pursuance of his Majesty's orders did then vote that no person or persons belonging to said Company should enter upon or make any settlement on those lands accordingly: and whereas since that time the state of their cause respecting those lands, have been laid before his Majesty in Council and in pursuance of his Majesty's orders such precautions have been taken in settling the line with the Indians and paying and satisfying them for all the lands lying East of said line settled as aforesaid as fully to obviate any fresh troubles with the Indians on account of any claim or settlement of the English within the aforesaid line, thereupon it is now voted by said Company to proceed and settle said land lying on and adjacent to said Susquehana [sic] river purchased from the Indians by said Company, lying within the line settled with the Indians as aforesaid at the late Congress at Fort Stanwix as soon as conveniently may be." The minutes of this meeting go on to explain the framework of settlement: an initial group of forty persons over the age of twenty-one would be sent to the territory to take possession of the lands, followed by another group of two hundred. These initial settlers would be vetted by committees which would judge their fitness. Those approved would be authorized to "lay out five townships of land within the purchase of said Company & within the line settled with the Indians aforesaid of five miles square each, three on the one side of the river, & two of them on the opposite side of the river...." Schools would be established and a minister would be sent. The minutes of the June 6, 1770 meeting authorize the development of further townships, some to be settled by citizens of Massachusetts, as well as authorizing the construction of a post "for trading with and accomodating [sic] the Indians with such necessaries as they from time to time shall want...." This meeting also sets up a committee to plan the development of further townships. The three meetings held in 1771 are primarily concerned with the struggles the Susquehanna Company settlers are having with the "Pennamites," who are forcibly contesting their title to the land. The minutes of the March 13, 1771 meeting read, in part: "Whereas our settlers are again unjustly and inhumanly drove off from their settlements at Wyoming and robbed of their effects, by a gang of wicked and lawless men, and it is judged best and necessary for the interest of this Company to regain & hold the possession of our Settlements at Wyoming and in order thereto it is now voted that the two hundred & forty settlers, together with those settlers to whom the township of Hanover is granted shall as soon as may be repair to Wyoming on Susquehanna river, and take possession of our settlements there and hold the same for said company." The officers of the Company also made plans to seek a political solution to the crisis, by forming a committee to meet with the governor of Pennsylvania. The proceedings of the April 1, 1772 meeting show that the Susquehanna Company continued to seek a political solution to their conflict with Pennsylvanians, and that Captain Joseph Trumbull was appointed to go to Philadelphia to meet with Governor Penn and attempt to settle the dispute. At this meeting a committee was also appointed to lay out further townships in the Wyoming Valley. The final two meetings recorded herein were both held in 1773, and they explain the rights of settlers to move from one township to another and take up other administrative issues. A remarkable document, recording the early proceedings of the Susquehanna Company as it attempted to populate the Wyoming Valley of Pennsylvania with settlers from Connecticut, describing in detail the machinery of settlement, the laying out of townships, the creation of a civic structure, and the measures taken to defend the townships against Pennsylvanians who claimed the land as their own.

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        AN ACCOUNT OF THE VOYAGES UNDERTAKEN BY THE ORDER OF HIS PRESENT MAJESTY FOR MAKING DISCOVERIES IN THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE, AND SUCCESSIVELY PERFORMED BY COMMODORE BYRON, CAPTAIN WALLIS, CAPTAIN CARTERET AND CAPTAIN COOK

      London, 1773. Mid-20th-century half calf and cloth, spine gilt. New South Wales institutional library bookplate in each volume. Inner hinges reinforced in all volumes. Light age toning, occasional moderate foxing and dampstaining in all volumes. One chart with 3 1/2-inch tear at right margin with some loss to printed area; a few plates and maps with minor loss at folds. Very good. One of the cornerstone of Pacific exploration, giving an account of English voyages of the 1760s in the first volume, and of Cook's first voyage in the second and third volumes. This is the second edition, containing Hawkesworth's expanded introduction replying to the attacks of Alexander Dalrymple, and with separately paginated volumes. This second edition was issued the same year as the first, and is considered more desirable because of the added material. This set has been bound with all the maps and plates removed from the text and bound separately in a fourth volume. The accounts in this set are among the most famous in the history of exploration: Wallis' voyage to Tahiti in the first volume, and the voyages of Cook to New Zealand, Tahiti, and Australia.

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        Officia Propria Sanctorum Ecclesiae et Celsissimi Domini Joannis Antonii, Episcopi Curiensis, Domini in Fuerstenburg et Fuerstenau REMARKABLY CRISP, CLEAN COPY IN HALF MOROCCO

      Weiss, Bulsani [Bolzano],, 1773. 8vo., First Edition, on laid paper, fine woodcut arms on title, woodcut tail-piece, title very lightly age-soiled; attractively bound in nineteenth-century brown half morocco, marbled boards, back with five bands, second compartment lettered in gilt, gilt top, marbled endpapers, uncut, joints lightly rubbed, a remarkably bright, crisp, clean copy. SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION.

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        Officia Propria Sanctorum. Ecclesiae et Celsissimi Domini Joannis Antonii, Episcopi Curiensis, Domini in Fuerstenburg et Fuerstenau. REMARKABLY CRISP, CLEAN COPY IN HALF MOROCCO

      Weiss, Bulsani [Bolzano], 1773 - 8vo., First Edition, on laid paper, fine woodcut arms on title, woodcut tail-piece, title very lightly age-soiled; attractively bound in nineteenth-century brown half morocco, marbled boards, back with five bands, second compartment lettered in gilt, gilt top, marbled endpapers, uncut, joints lightly rubbed, a remarkably bright, crisp, clean copy. SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        AN ACCOUNT OF THE VOYAGES UNDERTAKEN BY THE ORDER OF HIS PRESENT MAJESTY...PERFORMED BY COMMODORE BYRON, CAPTAIN WALLIS, CAPTAIN CARTERET AND CAPTAIN COOK

      London, 1773. Text volumes: Large quarto. Contemporary calf, expertly rebacked. Atlas: Large folio. Modern three-quarter calf and contemporary boards, expertly rebacked a complimentary manner. Boards slightly worn, particularly at edges. Upper right corner of upper board of volume two of third voyage chipped. Light foxing and dampstaining in some volumes, particularly in margins. Some paper restoration on some of plates in the atlas, particularly in the corners. Armorial bookplates. Overall a very good set. A basic set for the history of Pacific exploration. The first voyage describes Cook's explorations of New Zealand, Australia, Tahiti, and other islands; the second describes his southern voyages in search of a southern continent; and the third is his north Pacific explorations of Alaska, the Northwest Coast, and Hawaii, where the great navigator met his death. Of equal importance as a text of exploration, a cartographic source for the numerous maps and charts included in the work, and a visual source of the engravings of fauna, flora, and inhabitants of the Pacific. In all, the entire set contains more than 200 maps and plates.

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

      Charles City, Va, 1773. Expertly repaired at fold separations, affecting about 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." As Jefferson 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 11,000 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 in which he, Eppes, and Skipwith find themselves - 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 PAPERS OF THOMAS JEFFERSON, 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 contains a supplement printing previously unlocated letters from 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 refers 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, including "50 sacks of salt," "six frying pans," "Dutch blankets," and a variety of thread, yarn, hose, and other linen goods. An outstanding 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.

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