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      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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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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      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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      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 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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      Port-au-Prince: chez Guillot, July 16, 1773.. 4pp. Quarto. Single folded sheet. Old fold, short tear along vertical fold. Very good. A rare Haitian imprint that enumerates the rules on how mulattos, and other "gens de couleur libres" [free people of color] who were born free can take the last names of their fathers, and how freed slaves can take the names of the masters who gave them their freedom. In the complex slave society of colonial Saint Domingue, the illegitimate offspring of white masters and their slave mistresses were generally free, sometimes quite wealthy, but with circumscribed civil rights. Likewise freed slaves (for example, Touissant L'Overture) often had substantial property and slaves. Rare, with only one copy located, at the John Carter Brown Library. ^The origins of printing in Saint Domingue, now Haiti, are obscure. The best contemporary source, Isaiah Thomas in his HISTORY OF PRINTING IN AMERICA, says that a press was established at Port-au-Prince as early as 1750, but this is uncertain since the earliest imprints do not survive. In American libraries we can locate a 1767 Port- au-Prince imprint at the Library Company of Philadelphia, while the earliest held by the John Carter Brown Library (which has by far the most extensive collection of very early Saint Domingue imprints, with about three dozen prior to 1785) is 1769. Thomas says there was a press at Cap Français "as early as 1765, and probably several years preceding," but we locate a single imprint at the Library Company dated 1752. In the period 1769-73 a printer named Guillot evidently operated presses in both Port-au-Prince and Cap Français with the royal patent. Guillot either died or retired the year this was printed, and was succeeded by a printer named Donnet. ^A rare and highly important imprint, describing the complex rules that governed free African-Americans in the slave culture of Saint Domingue. OCLC 172819628. THOMAS, HISTORY OF PRINTING IN AMERICA (2nd ed., 1874) I, 10-11.

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      Mannheim, 1773. Contemporary patterned paper boards, expertly rebacked and recornered to style, preserving original leather label. Internally clean. Very good plus. Second issue, with some corrections, after the first printing of the previous year, of this rare account of Lower California by the German Jesuit, Jacob Baegert. Baegert lived in Baja California from 1751 to 1768 and spent most of his time at the Mission of San Luis Gonzaga, leaving after the expulsion of the Jesuits in 1767. He provides some important details on the culture of the Indians of Baja California, including the Pericues, Guiacuras, and Cochiemes. Wagner states that the German Jesuits were especially dissatisfied toward the end of the Jesuit regime in California, and Baegert's bitterness is evident in his book: " was a land full of ferocious beasts and even more ferocious Indians, the soil was poor, the water undrinkable and there was no fuel to be had." The fine and important map was made by the fellow Jesuit, Ferdinand Consak, and is described by Streeter as "most helpful in giving the location of the many Jesuit missions in Lower California. It also shows the route along the west coast of Mexico followed by Baegert in going to California in 1751 and his route out in 1768, after the expulsion of the Jesuits." The top right corner of the territory (present-day Arizona) is labeled, rather ominously, "Los Apaches Barbari." The excellent plates, which were apparently not issued with all copies, depict male and female California Indians. The NUC locates only three copies of this second issue. A prime early account of Baja California, with an important map and plates of the region.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Extracto, ô Relacion methodica, y puntual de los autos de reconocimiento, practicado en virtud de commission del señor presidente de la Real Audiencia de este reino de Guatemala.

      Following the ruin of Santiago de los Caballeros by the big earthquake of 1773, the capital of Guatemala was moved first to the little town of Mixco and then later to the location of the present site of Guatemala City. Offered here is the highly important report of the commission headed by Juan González Bustillo on that devastating July, 1773 earthquake: It occupies pp. 1-55 and is followed by "Prosigue la relacion, ô Extracto de todo lo que resulta èvacuado en la Junta general, y demas que se ha tenido presente hasta la conclusion del assunto de translacion, e informe, que debe hacerse à Su Magestad" on pp. 57-86. The careful, lengthy, and contemporary reports present here detail the day's events, give the sequence of the destruction of various buildings and areas of the city, recount salvage and evacuation efforts, etc. The writers (and the citizens) erroneously blamed the nearby volcanos for causing the tremors and quaking, but that was logical at the time. Seeking historical perspective, the commissioners make significant and informed comparisons with earlier earthquakes. => This document is one of the very few printed in the temporary capital of Mixco, a press having been salvaged from the ruins in the former capital. Thus, Mixco was the second city/town to have a press in Central America, and then, for only a short time--approximately two years. In addition to being important for its contents and in the realm of printing history, the González Bustillo report is uncommon: We trace only half a dozen copies in U.S. libraries.

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        Anleitung zu der Bergbaukunst nach ihrer Theorie und Ausübung, nebst einer Abhandlung von den Grundsätzen der Berg-Kammeralwissenschaft, für die Kaiserl. Schemnitzer Bergakademie entworfen, von Christoph Traugott Delius, Ihro Röm. Kaiserl. Königl. Apostol. Majestät wirklichen Hof-Kommissionsrathe bey Dero Hofkammer in Münz- und Bergwesen.

      Wien: gedruckt auf Unkosten des höchsten AErarii bey Joh. Thomas Edlen v. Trattnern 1773 - 18 ungezählte Seiten (Titelei, Widmung, Vorrede etc.) plus 519 Textseiten plus 45 Seiten "Abhandlung von den Grundsätzen der Berg-Kammeralwissenschaft" [alles zus. 582 Textseiten] plus 24 Kupfertafeln zum Ausfalten am Schluß, Büttenpapier, Fadenheftung, Format 20,5 x 25,9 cm, privater Halblederband mit rotem Leder-Rückenschild, Titelgolddruck usw. Erhaltung: Der Einband ist deutlich jünger, als das Buch selber. Der Buchblock wurde möglicherweise neu aufgebunden, da es sich aber um ein breitrandiges Exemplar mit roten Schnittkanten ringsum handelt, wurde der Buchblock beim Neueinbinden offensichtlich nicht beschnitten. Auf dem Titelblatt und der letzten Tafel sind insgesamt 3 kleine runde Stempel (leider blaß und unleserlich), alle 3 sind im gleichen Format rot überstempelt worden. Die Papierqualität ist herausragend und dementsprechend finden sich weder Flecken noch Einrisse (auch nicht an den Falzkanten der Tafeln), auch keine Wurmlöcher oder irgendwelche anderen Mängel. Auch die Druckqualität ist nicht zu übertreffen, das gilt besonders für die 24 Kupfer-Tafeln, die alle komplett vorliegen. Was die Erhaltung betrifft, so läßt dieses Exemplar keine Wünsche offen. Der sehr gute Eindruck wird nur durch den moderneren Einband etwas beeinträchtigt. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Bildnis eines Mannes hinter einer Brüstung.

      - Radierung in Crayonmanier, 1773, nach einer Zeichnung von Govert Flinck (1615-1660), auf Bütten, verso mit dem Künstlerzeichen (Lugt 2725) und Nummer „7264". 25:18,6 cm. Radiert von Ploos‘ Werkstattmitarbeiter Bernardus Schreuder (tätig zwischen 1767-1778, gest. 1781). Literatur: Wurzbach 22; Laurentius/Niemeijer 23. Publiziert 1774. Ploos van Amstel gelang es um 1758 nach zahlreichen und langwierigen graphischen Versuchen, Zeichnungen täuschend ähnlich zu reproduzieren. Die Vorlage zum vorliegenden Blatt von H. Averkamp (1585 - nach 1663) befindet sich heute in der Teyler-Stiftung in Haarlem.

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        Les Aventures de Télémaque fils d’Ulysse gravées d’après les desseins de Charles Monnet par Jean Baptiste Tilliard

      Charles Monnet 1773 - FENELON (François de Salignac de La Mothe-Fénelon, dit). Les Aventures de Télémaque fils d’Ulysse gravées d’après les desseins de Charles Monnet par Jean Baptiste Tilliard, Paris, chez l’auteur, 1773. In-folio rel. demi-chagrin à coins. Recueil composé d’une page de titre gravé, d’un frontispice et de 72 figures d’après Charles Monnet (1732-1808), gravées par Jean-Baptiste Tilliard (1740-1813) et 24 planches contenant les résumés de chacun des livres, ornées de culs-de-lampe. « Les gravures sont assez belles mais les culs-de-lampe qui ornent les sommaires leur sont bien supérieurs » nous dit Cohen (Cohen, 384). C’est cette suite que l’on trouve parfois reliée avec des exemplaires de l’édition Didot parue dix ans plus tard. Taches marginales, quelques rousseurs et autres menus défauts, bon état général. ~~~~ ENGLISH ~~~~ Collection consisting of an engraved title page, a frontispiece and 72 figures by Charles Monnet (1732-1808), engraved by Jean-Baptiste Tilliard (1740-1813) and 24 plates containing summaries of each books, decorated with tailpieces. "Engravings are quite beautiful but the culs-de-lampe adorning summaries are much higher" says Cohen (Cohen, 384). This collection is sometimes found bound with copies of the Didot edition of Telemaque published ten years later. Marginal marks, some foxing and other minor defects, good general condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Staternes indvortes Regiering. 5 bd.

      1773 1773 - Kbhvn.: Gyldendal, trykt i Sorø hos Jonas Lindgrens Enke ved Frid. Henr. Lillie, 1773-76. Med titelvignetter stukket af J.F. Clemens og Meno Haas. + Staternes udvortes Regiering. 2 bd. Kbhvn.: Gyldendal 1774-75. Indbundet i 7 smukke samtidige conforme halvlæderbd. med rygforgyldning og farvede titelfelter. Stempel [Klubben af 1775] på første binds titelblad. Titelblade og nogle blade let bruneret, ellers meget pænt og attraktivt sæt. * Forfatteren var en af de første, der herhjemme beskæftigede sig med statsvidenskabelige emner. DBL(3) 13,269. Glahn 130. Bibl. Dan. I, 1052 + II, 485. Ebert, Bogtrykkerne ved Sorø Akademi, s. 100. Forfatteren var lærer i Statsvidenskab ved Sorø Ridderlige Akademi. ". han giver som en af de første herhjemme sammenhængende og argumenterede beskrivelser af de politiske og financielle forhold . fik betydning med sit forfatterskab ved at være en af de første forfattere der beskæftigede sig med statsvidenskabelige emner,." DBL(3),13,269.

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        Elements of Navigation: or the Practical Rules of the Art, Plainly Laid Down, and Clearly Demonstrated from their Principles; with Suitable Examples to these Rules To which are Annexed all the Necessary Tables

      Edinburgh: Printed for the Author, and for Geo. Robinson ... and A. Donaldson, 1773. First edition. 14 folding engraved plates, numerous diagrams, tables. xvi, [2, errata], 510 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Contemporary brown calf, red leather spine label.. Small chip to upper right joint, corners bumped; text slightly browned, occasional light spotting. An attractive, sound copy. First edition. 14 folding engraved plates, numerous diagrams, tables. xvi, [2, errata], 510 pp. 1 vols. 8vo.

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        Fragments sur l'Inde, et sur le General Lalli.

      Ohne Ort (Geneve), ohne Verlag, 1773.. 1.Ausgabe. Titelblatt, 1 Bl.Table, 2.Titelblatt (Fragmens sur quelques revolutions 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 Barthelemy 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.

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        Traité des horloges marines contenant la théorie la construction la main EDITION ORIGINALE

      àParis: Chez J. B. G. Musier, 1773. Fine. Chez J. B. G. Musier, àParis 1773, in-4 (20x25,5cm), xl ; 590pp. (1f. bl.) 27 pl., relié. - Edition adorned with 27 folding plates connected in-fine. Copy signed by the author of the initial (B) at the beginning of each book. Handwritten note from the hand of Berthoud on page 512: "I certify that all the leaves of this book from the sheet 1 to the present 64, were presented to me to be initialed on November 26 ber 1772 that I deed in Paris on 26 nov.bre 1772. Berthoud. ". - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale ornée de 27 planches dépliantes reliées in-fine, d'une vignette de titre et d'un bandeau allégorique de Choffard gravés par Cochin. Exemplaire paraphé par l'auteur de son initiale (B) au début de chaque cahier. Mention manuscrite de la main de Berthoud à la page 512 : "Je certifie que toutes les feuilles de cet ouvrage depuis la feuille n°1 jusqu'à la présente n°64, m'ont été présentées pour être paraphées, le 26 nov.bre 1772 : ce que j'ai faict. A Paris le 26 nov.bre 1772. Berthoud". Reliure de l'époque en plein veau brun. Dos à cinq nerfs orné de caissons et fleurons dorés, ainsi que d'une pièce de titre de maroquin rouge. Toutes tranches rouges.  Coiffes de tête et de queue et quatre coins habilement restaurés. Au XVIIIe siècle, le rôle grandissant de la marine dans la guerre et les politiques de conquête, de découvertes et de colonisations incitent les gouvernements à engager les horlogers à découvrir des méthodes et des outils pour déterminer les longitudes au demi degré près, et améliorer la chronométrie marine. Ferdinand Berthoud, responsable de nombreuses innovations dans le domaine et de perfections techniques, fabrique pour le roi des horloges marines dès 1766 qui seront testées avec succès lors de longs voyages. Il reçoit dès 1770 le titre d'horloger mécanicien du roi et de la marine. Dès lors de très nombreuses expéditions seront équipées des horloges de Berthoud. La Perouse partit avec 5 d'entre elles. C'est en 1773, dans cet ouvrage, que Berthoud publiera l'ensemble de ses réflexions et inventions sur le sujet. Il est à remarquer que Berthoud est le seul horloger à écrire autant, et à communiquer au public ses inventions, et ses qualités d'écrivain sont indéniables.  

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        [Three Voyages of Captain Cook]

      1773-84. The Three Voyages of Captain Cook, with the Atlas[COOK, Captain James]. HAWKESWORTH, John. 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: drawn up from the journals which were kept by the several commanders, And from the Papers of Joseph Banks, Esq; by John Hawkesworth, LL.D.…London: Printed for W. Strahan; and T. Cadell, 1773.Second and best edition. Three quarto volumes (11 5/16 x 8 7/8 inches; 288 x 226 mm.). [20], xxxvi, [4], 456; xiv, 410; 395, [1, blank] pp. Fifty-two engraved plates and charts (some folding). Small lower-margin worm track in volume II affecting Gg1-Ii4 (pp. 227-249). Small lower-margin tears on plate 19 in volume III (between pp. 152/153). Title-page of volume I with early ink inscription (very feint) on top margin, title-page of volume II with early ink inscription, [Together with:]COOK, Captain James. 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… In which is included Captain Furneaux?'s Narrative of his Proceedings in the Adventure during the Separation of the Ships…The fourth edition. London: Printed for W. Strahan; and T. Cadell, 1784.Fourth edition. Two quarto volumes (11 5/8 x 9 5/16 inches; 295 x 236 mm.). xl, 378; [8], 396 pp. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Captain James Cook by J. Basire after Wm. Hodges in Volume I, and sixty-three engraved plates and charts (some folding). Folding table facing p. [364] in Volume II. Small worm-track on lower margin of folding plate between pages 8 and 9. Clean lower inner-margin tear on leaf O3 (pp. 101/102).[And:]COOK, Captain James, and Captain James King. A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean. Undertaken, by the Command of His Majesty, for Making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere. To determine The Position and Extent of the West Side of North America; its Distance from Asia; and the Practicability of a Northern Passage to Europe. Performed under the Direction of Captains Cook, Clerke, and Gore, in his Majesty?'s Ships the Resolution and Discovery; In the Years 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779, and 1780… London: Printed by W. and A. Strahan: for G. Nicol, 1784.First edition. Three quarto volumes (11 3/8 x 9 1/16 inches; 289 x 230 mm.), plus folio atlas volume (21 3/8 x 15 3/4 inches; 543 x 400 mm.). [viii], xcvi, 421, [1, blank]; [xii], 549, [1, blank]; [xii], 558 pp. Twenty-three engraved plates and charts (some folding) in the text volumes and two large folding charts and sixty-two plates in the atlas volume (eighty-seven total). Engraved medallion portraits facing title-pages of volumes I and III. Folding table facing p. 530 in Volume III. Small marginal tears (paper-flaws?) on text leaf Tt3 (pp. 325/326) and folding plate 84, facing page 471 in volume II. Twenty-three of the engraved plates in the atlas have been professionally cut and mounted on thick paper to size.A complete set of the three voyages of Captain Cook. Together eight text volumes and the folio atlas volume. Uniformly bound in mid-twentieth century half speckled calf over marbled boards, ruled in blind. Spines with five raised bands (atlas with six raised bands) decoratively tooled in gilt, with red and green morocco labels, top edge gilt (third voyage all edges gilt). Some light spotting and offsetting but generally a very clean set.?"On his first voyage, 25 August 1768 to 12 July 1771, Cook circumnavigated New Zealand and for the first time explored the east coast of Australia… of which he took possession for Great Britain; he also sailed through the straits separating New Guinea and Australia. On the second, and historically most important, voyage (13 July 1772 to 30 July 1775) he began by cruising as far south as possible around the edge of the Antarctic ice. He again visited New Zealand and, cruising through the Pacific, discovered, or explored again, many of the islands, in particular New Caledonia, Palmerston and Norfolk Islands, Easter Island, the Marquesas, New Hebrides, Tonga, the South Sandwich Islands and South Georgia.?"The third voyage (11 July 1776 to 4 October 1780) was undertaken to find the North-West Passage from Europe to the East. After again visiting Tasmania, New Zealand and many Pacific Islands, Cook sailed on to North America, discovering on the way the Cook Islands and the Hawaiian group. He charted the North American coast from Oregon as far north as the Bering Strait, where ice turned him back. On the way back the great explorer was killed [in 1779] in a fight with natives in Hawaii.?"Cook earned his place in history by opening up the Pacific to western civilization and by the foundation of British Australia. The world was given for the first time an essentially complete knowledge of the Pacific Ocean and Australia, and Cook proved once and for all that there was no great southern continent, as had always been believed. He also suggested the existence of Antarctic land in the southern ice ring, a fact which was not proved until the explorations of the nineteenth century.?"Cook was a brilliant navigator and hydrographer, and excellent administrator and planner, and probably the first sea captain to realize the importance of preserving the health and well-being of his crew?" (Printing and the Mind of Man).These voyages of discovery were also the first to carry professional artists (notably Parkinson, Hodges, and Webber). The volumes are justly famous for their splendid plates, many of which were engraved by Bartolozzi.The second edition of the first voyage differs from the first in that it contains a preface, in which Hawkesworth replies to the charges made against him by Alexander Dalrymple in a pamphlet published after the appearance of the first edition, and in that each volume is separately paginated.Hill I, pp. 139-140 and 61-62. Holmes 5, 24, 47, and 69. Mitchell Library 650, 1217, 1552, and 32. Printing and the Mind of Man 233. Sabin 30934, 16245, 16250, and 37954.

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        Ein Mann und eine Frau an einem Tisch sitzend. Er reicht ihr einen Blütenstengel, sie, eine Handarbeit und Schere in den Händen haltend, blickt ihn an.

      - Gouache, auf Bütten. 47,5:38,5 cm. Verso an den Rändern Reste einer alten Verklebung. Reinhold wurde durch den Zeitzer Maler J. G. Krippendorf (Geb. und Todesdat. unbek.) ausgebildet. Seit etwa 1773 lebte er in Gera, wo er sich vor allem als Porträtmaler thüringischer Bürgerfamilien und des Adels einen Namen machte, „wobei seine Ehrlichkeit am Häßlichen und Grotesken keineswegs vorübergeht, und sein Humor oft ergötzlich zum Ausdruck kommt." (zitiert aus: Thieme-Becker, Bd. 28, S. 133). Nach dem Brand seines Hauses zog er 1780 vorübergehend von Gera nach Schleiz, wo er sich ebenfalls erfolgreich als Maler betätigte. 1782-1783 hielt er sich in Neustadt auf, dann kehrte er nach Gera in sein wiederaufgebautes Haus zurück. Hier erhielt er mehrfach Aufträge von Graf Heinrich XXX. von Reuß-Gera und verwandten Fürstenhöfen. So unternahm er Reisen an reußische, thüringische und fränkische Fürstenhöfe sowie zu den Stolbergischen Harzschlössern, um seine Dienste als Porträtmaler anzubieten. Drei seiner Söhne, Friedrich Philipp (1779-1840), Gustav (1798-1849) und Heinrich (1788-1825) wurden ebenfalls Maler. Reinholds Arbeiten befinden sich u.a. im Rokoko-Museum im Belvedere bei Weimar und im Städtischen Museum in Gera.

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      Joannis Baskerville, Birminghamie 1773 - **LIMITED TIME ONLY! 20% OFF ALL ANTIQUARIAN SHOP INVENTORY! (DISCOUNT ALREADY APPLIED TO PRICE SHOWN)** with a fore-edge painting of a classical garden, 317pp. by Baskerville, bound in full red levant with boards triple ruled in gilt, raised bands with compartments fully decorated in gilt, inner gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt.damp staining to corners of boards with dampstaining to first and last few leaves, edges lightly rubbed, still a worthwhile copy [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire Philosophique et Politique,

      - Des Etablissemens & du Commerce des Européens dans les deux Indes. Nouvelle Edition. 7 Bände u. Atlas. Amsterdam 1773-74. Mit 50 Doppelblattgr. Kupferkarten. 8° u. 4° (Atlas). Schöne Hldr.-Bände d. Zt. mit 2 Rückensch. u. marmor Lederband d. Zt. mit Rückensch. u. Rückenvergold. (Atlas). Etwas berieben u. bestoßen. Atlas ohne Haupttitel. Schönes frisches Exemplar. – Eines der meistgelesenen Werke der Spätaufklärung über die Eroberungs- u. Handelsgeschichte der Europäer in Asien, Afrika und Amerika. Es wurde verboten und 1781 öffentlich zur Verbrennung verurteilt. – Selten komplett mit dem Atlas. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Allgemeine Geschichte von Schwaben, und der benachbarten Lande. In einer kurzgefaßten Beschreibung der denkwürdigsten Begebenheiten, Religion, Sitten, Gebräuche der Einwohner und ihrer Schicksale, bis auf unsere Zeiten. I.-III. Theil (in drei Bänden).

      Ulm August Lebrecht Stettin 1774 1775 1773 - Drei O-Einbände der Zeit, Band I in Halbleder, Band II und III in Ganzledereinband mit floralverziertem Rücken in Golddruck. Einbände berieben, Ecken u. Kanten beschabt. Feste Bindung. Band I: vorderes Vorsatzpapier ergänzt, Seiten wenig gebräunt und mit Kapitelweisern der Zeit, Rotschnitt, Frontispiz von Joseph Störcklin nach Joseph Christ, 1055 Seiten. Band II: Buntpapiervorsätze, Titelblatt mit hinterlegtem Ausschnitt ohne Textverlust, 1040 Seiten. Band III: Buntpapiervorsätze, Titelblatt mit hinterlegtem Ausschnitt ohne Textverlust, (14 S.) 430 Seiten, (194 S.) Register, 8°. Das umfangreiche, historische Werk des Lindauer Historikers und Kaufmannes David Hünlin beginnt mit dem 1. Jahrhundert v. Chr. und erstreckt sich über die drei Bände bis zum Beginn des 18. Jahrhunderts. Der dritte Band beinhaltet zusätzlich ein sehr umfangreiches Register mit Ortschaften, Namen und Sachwörtern. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Fables nouvelles

      chez Delalain, A La Haie 1773 - 2 tomi in 2 volumi in-8 (185x120 mm.), pp. (2), XXII, (2), 144, (2); (2), 145-309, (3). Legature coeve in piena pelle marezzata coeva, piatti incorniciati da triplice ordine di filetti in oro, dorso liscio con ricca ornamentazione in oro, autore, titolo e numerazione di tomo incisi in oro su tasselli in marocchino porpora. Dentelle e tagli in oro. Edizione adorna di 2 antiporte inventate da Marillier e incise in rame da Ghendt, una composizione di Mariller incisa da Delaunay per ciascun tomo, ritratto di Dorat, busto di La Fontaine, 99 figure nel testo su un terzo di pagina e 99 culs-de-lampe sempre disegnate da Mariller, incise da Buquoy, Delaunay, Masquelier, Ponce, Simonet, Legrand, Duflos ed altri celebri acquafortisti del secolo XVIII. Magnifico apparato iconografico Rococò predisposto dal Mariller per queste favole, i rami appaiono assai freschi e contrastati, candida la carta. Bibliografia: Cohen-Ricci, 313. Sander, 508. Lewin, pp.150-151. Ray, 43-43a. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Spirit of Laws. Two volume set

      London J. Nourse, and P. Vaillant 1773. G : in Good condition without dustwrapper as issued. Cover rubbed and lightly scuffed. Corners bumped. Some weakening to joints but holding. Page edges browned Fifth Edition Brown hardback leather cover 220mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). xlvi, 468pp; xvi, 534pp + index.

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        De jure naturae et gentium libri octo. Cum integris Commentariis Virorum Clarissimorum Jo. Nicolai Hertii atque Joannis Barbeyraci. Accedit eris scandica. Recensuit et Animadversionibus illustravit Gottfridus Mascovius

      Josephi de Dominicis & Januarii Alfani 1773-1775, Neapoli - Naturali fioriture sparse Frontespizio del primo volume rosso e nero capolettera ornato xilografato. (14) + LXIV + 228 + 286 228 + 439 331 + 204 303 + 375 p. 8 voll in 4 tomi in-16 m.pelle coeva titoli e fregi oro ai dorsi

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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

      Paris, France: Printed for the Author, Court de Gebelin, and other Parisian Booksellers - Boudet, Valleyre l'aine, Veuve Duchesne, Saugrain, & Ruault, 1773. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Very Good. 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.

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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] Edition 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 concurent 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 determination des longitudes en mer, et l'ouvrage de Berthoud est un 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'arroger 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, 3 horloges marines furent emmenés 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, et son acrimonie peut être évaluer par ses critiques violentes et systématiques, et ses justifications, d'un homme qu'il ne nomme que par ses initiales et jamais son nom.  

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      London: Strahan, 1773, 1784. First Edition. Full Leather. Very Good. A stunning set that is one of the high points in published works on exploration. The report of the first voyage details Cook's and others exploration of Australia, New Zealand and Tahiti; by the second voyage we travel deeper into the southern regions in search of what they believed was a southern continent; by the third voyage we return to the northern Pacific, the northwest coast of North America to Alaska and then back to Hawaii where the great explorer met his death. Filled with charts, many folding, as well as illustrations of locations visited, flora and fauna observed. Expertly re-backed with the Atlas volume rebound with new interleaving, this set was owned by the first UNESCO Director of the Pacific States who was living in Samoa at the time. The restored books remained with him there for nine years until the termination of his assignment. A set of uniform full leather bindings in tree calf with very tasteful repairs to all spines, board hinges and covers that was very respectful to the original binding. Five raised bands to spines, all spines and titles align perfectly despite the difference in heights, from age and repairs this indicates the set has been together as a set since the original bindings. Interiors are all quite clean, some shadowing from plates on opposite pages, minor foxing. 8 volumes are housed in custom manila cardboard slipcases. Atlas bound in recent elephant folio with dark green leather spine and five raised bands, marbled paper boards, new interleaving between each plate, all encased in box with a three quarter leather binding, with a spine and five raised bands; spine slides off acting as the "lid" of the box, quite elegant. [FIRST VOYAGE] Hawkesworth, John "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. Drawn up from the journals which were kept by the several commanders, and from the papers of Joseph Banks, Esq." (3 Volumes) London: W. Strahan; and T. Cadell, 1773. FIRST EDITION. Volume I: [12], [i]-xxxvi, [1]-139, 360-676 pp. 4to. Page 139 printed as "139-360" per ESTC note "that the first voyage in this volume, that of Commodore Byron, was intended as the third voyage in the collection but was placed as the first voyage..." "Chart of the South Sea" tipped in at the end of the "Contents" section, preceding page i and has a tiny tear at upper left rear fold of gutter; "A Chart of the Straights of Magellan," folding plate that follows "Directions for Placing Cuts" section, has a 2" diagonal tear at the upper left rear fold at the gutter due to normal use of the chart. 52 Plates total in the three volumes. 21 plates in Volume I; Plate 21 misnumbered 22, Plate 22 misnumbered 23, and Plate 23 misnumbered 21. Volume II: Pagination continuous in Volumes II & III, 799 pages total. [8], [ix]-xv, [xvi], [1]-410 pp. 4to. Page number 189 in Volume 2 misnumbered as page 191. 22 plates in Volume II. Volume III: [6], [411]-799 pp. Plate "A chart of New South Wales..." at p. 481 has a 3" tear along gutter at upper left corner. 9 plates in Volume III. [Hill 782] [ESTC (RLIN) T074465] [SECOND VOYAGE] Cook, Captain James "A Voyage Towards the South Pole, and Round the World. Performed in His Majesty's Ships Resolution and Adventure, In the Years 1772, 1773, 1774, and 1775" (2 Volumes) London: W. Strahan; and T. Cadell, 1784. FOURTH EDITION. Volume I (VOL. IV on spine): [1], [i]-xl, 378 pp 4to. Engraved portrait of Captain Cook facing title page in Volume I. Pages 3-6 trimmed and bound at a slight angle. 63 plates total in the two volumes, an early owner has placed a small ink dot next to each plate on the "List of Plates" on pp. xxxvii-xxxix to indicate all plates present; missing plate #XLIX -- "Monuments in Easter Island" at p. 294, notation on plate list indicates it was not present early on in the volume's life; stub of page still present attesting to its surgical removal. 63 plates total, 36 plates in this volume. Volume II (VOL. V on spine): [8], [1]-396 pp. 4to. Pages [365]-396 includes John Pringle's important article on the combat of scurvy, "A Discourse Upon Some Late Improvements Of the Means for Preserving the Health of Mariners. Delivered at the Anniversary Meeting of the Royal Society, November 30, 1776." Plate IV at p. 210, "Chart of Captain Cook's Discoveries" has a 1-1/2" tear at the lower corner fold at the gutter. Folding table tipped in at pp. 363/364. 27 plates in this volume. [THIRD VOYAGE] Cook, Captain James; King, Captain James "A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean. Undertaken, by the command of His Majesty, for making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere. To Determine The Position and Extent of the West Side of North America; its Distance from Asia; and the Practicability of a Northern Passage to Europe" (3 Volumes, 1 Atlas) London: W. and A. Strahan: for G. Nicol and T. Cadell, 1784. FIRST EDITION. Volume I (VOL. VI on spine): [8], [i]-xcvi, 421 pp. 4to. Title page, Contents pages, and pp. i-viii (8 leaves total) have had a major portion of the upper right corner of each leaf repaired. Loss of the "e" in "Voyage" and "n" in "Ocean" on title page, does not affect remaining text. 88 engraved plates total: 24 in text volumes and 64 in Atlas. 24 plates listed for this volume, 7 plates are in volume, 17 are in Atlas. Volume III (VOL. VII on spine): [12], 549 pp. 4to. 39 plates listed for this volume, 11 plates are in volume, 28 are in Atlas. Volume III (VOL. VIII on spine): [14], 558, [2] pp. 4to. 24 plates listed for this volume, 6 plates are in volume, 18 are in Atlas. Atlas: 64 plates. Bibliographies call for 63 plates, and that is what is recorded in the "List of the Plates" in Volume I. This Atlas has an additional plate bound in, a second copy of "A General Chart: Exhibiting the Discoveries made by Capt.n James Cook..." that is smaller in size than the chart of the same title that precedes it in the Atlas. On upper right corner of extra chart the following caption is printed: "Engraved for Cook's Voyages, Octavo Edition." [Hill 361] [Howe C729a].

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        The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope, Esq.

      The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope, Esq. published by Robert and Andrew Foulis, Glasgow, 1773. Four volumes. Miniature (3in x 5in). Bound in contemporary vellum with spine detail, beautiful marble endpapers, marble edging (although faded). Each volume contains remnants of former owner's bookplate. Half title and title page. Binding is tight, pages are clean and bright. Overall a very good set of a rare item.

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        Commentaria in Hermanni Boerhaave Aphorismos De Cognoscendis et Curandis morbis Tomus Quintus: Variolae Morbi Epidemici Calculus Lues Venereae Rachitis Rheumatismus [Seguido de:] Hermanni Boerhaave Libellus de Materiae Medica et Remediorum Formulis quae serviunt Aphorismis De Cognoscendis et Curandis Morbis

      Paris: Parisiis, apud Guillelmum Cavelier, 1773. 4to. mayor; XII pp., 16 pp., 736 pp. y 91 pp. Encuadernación de época en piel valenciana. Gerard van Swieten, el discípulo y ayudante en Leiden del gran médico y botánico holandés Herman Boerhaave (1668-1738) fue el mejor introductor de su obra con los cinco volúmenes de «Comentarios» a la misma. El Volúmen Quinto contiene algunos de los textos más importantes que se refieren fundamentalmente al reumatismo y a la sífilis. Es difícil deslindar qué textos son del Maestro y cuales son obra del discípulo, quien subsecuentemente fue médico personal de la Emperatriz María Teresa quien le comisionó para la Reforma de Escuela de Viena.

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        The Palladium of Conscience or, The Foundation of Religious Liberty Displayed, Asserted, and Established, Agreeable to its True and Genuine Principals, Above the Reach of all Petty Tyrants ... Being a Necessary Companion for Every Lover of Religious Liberty... And an Interesting Appendix to Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England

      Philadelphia: Printed for the Subscribers, by Robert Bell, 1773. Second American edition. [4], iv, [5]-119, [1], xii, 155, [1ads]pp. 8vo. Modern red buckram, spine gilt with title and shelf numbers, closed tear repaired and ex-lib stamp to title page, text lightly foxed throughout, one gathering poorly opened, contemporary annotations in one or more hands, signed by Babcock in two places. Second American edition. [4], iv, [5]-119, [1], xii, 155, [1ads]pp. 8vo. JOSHUA BABCOCK'S COPY. This work originally appeared the previous year as the fifth volume to the Blackstone's Commentaries. The first American edition appeared in 1773 though under a different title. Blackstone's work attempts to codify personal rights and establish a definitive legal relationship between the citizen and government. It is widely regarded the standard pre-Revolutionary work on the subject at a time when such issues were of obvious interest. Moreover, it includes the exchanges between Blackstone and Joseph Priestly and Philip Furneaux. The latter two were eager to engage Blackstone on the topics of religious liberty, tolerance and nonconformists. In a wide-ranging, though uniformly eminent, career Joshua Babcock (1707-1783) was variously a physician, a Supreme Court Justice in Rhode Island and a major-general in the state militia during the Revolutionary war. He sat on the War Council and hosted George Washington in 1776. Furthermore, Babcock was a friend of Benjamin Franklin, and a signatory of Rhode Island's Declaration of Independence which preceded the national declaration by two months. A title such as this was an obvious inclusion to a Supreme Court Justice's library and there are ms. annotations (in Furneaux's reply) that attest to him having consulted the work frequently. This copy later was part of the New York Bar Association's collection. Cohen, 3551 & 5370; Evans, 13154 (incorrectly dating it 1774); Eller, William Blackstone Collection in the Yale Law Library, 257; Sabin, 5697

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        The Present State of Music in Germany, The Netherlands, and United Provinces. Or, The Journal of a Tour through those Countries, undertaken to collect Materials for A General History of Music... In Two Volumes

      London: Printed for T. Becket and Co... J. Robson... and G. Robinson. 1773. 2 volumes. Octavo. Newly bound in marbled boards with printed paper title labels to spines. Volume I: 1f. (title), [iii]-viii, 376 pp.; Volume II: 1f. (title), [v]-vi, [i] (blank), [i] ("Proposals for Printing by Subscription, A General History of Music" dated London, April 20th, 1773), [i] ("Errata to Vol. I... Vol. II"), 352 pp. With indices to both volumes. Early signature of "John Dixon" to both titles. Some minor browning and foxing, heavier to several leaves; occasional staining, wear, and minor markings in pencil to margins; occasional mispagination. An attractive copy overall. . First Edition. Gregory-Bartlett I p. 48. Cortot p. 41. Hirsch I Anhang 13. RISM BVI p. 192. Burney's writings on music are legendary; his "Tours and the General History of Music remain wellsprings of observation and insight into 18th-century musical life and practice." Kerry S. Grant in Grove online His History of Music, which remains of considerable importance today, was the first to be written in the English language. Although but a music teacher with no University degree, Burney moved in the circles of Samuel Johnson, Garrick and Joshua Reynolds. Upon coming to London, Haydn, with whom Burney had had some correspondence, made a point of first calling on Burney.

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

      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.

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        The History of Tom Jones A Foundling

      London, 1773. Very Good. Strahan, J Rivington & Sons, London, 1773.. Book Condition: Good and Sound. Original calf leather / boards. 4 volumes. Spine gilt. Age and patina as one would expect from 240 year old book set. Inside each volume label for C.D. Maynes Circulating Library Ottery St. Mary March 1847. Very nice set for collector.

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      London, T. Longman and G. Robinson, 1773.. Containing all the arithmetic and geometry necesssary, with their particular application in the said branches. A work very useful for the Working Mechanic or Gentlemen Mechanically Inclined. FIRST EDITION 1773, bound in 2 volumes, 8vo, approximately 190 x 120 mm, 7½ x 4¾ inches, 18 folding engraved plates, half-title present, pages: (2), xvi, 174; 175-400, pages 311/12 and 313/314 misplaced out of order, bound in modern full calf, maroon gilt lettered labels, gilt decorated spines, blind decoration to covers, new endpapers. Both volumes competely 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, number 421. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        A Chart of Captain Carteret's Discoveries at New Britain, and part of Capt. Cook's passage thro Endeavour Streights, & of Capt. Dampier's Tract and Discoveries in 1699, & 1700 at New Guinea and New Britain

      London: for Strahan and Cadell, 1773. A few folds and gentle toning, an attractive example.. Engraving, 730 x 280 mm., mounted with protective mylar sheet. Attractive original chart printed for inclusion in the official account of the first voyage of Captain Cook edited by John Hawkesworth. In addition to offering the results of Cook's voyage to an eager reading public, the Hawkesworth edition included accounts of Pacific discoveries made by Bryon, Carteret and Wallis. Accordingly, some of the maps are effectively a cartographic record of British maritime exploration in the furthest corners of the globe. This is one such example, recording the first foray of William Dampier into Papuan waters in 1700, followed by the significantly later tracks of Carteret and Cook.

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        Anleitung zu der Bergbaukunst nach ihrer Theorie und Ausübung, nebst einer Abhandlung von den Grundsätzen der Berg-Kammeralwissenschaft.

      Wien Trattner 1773 - Kl-4; Titel mit gest. Vignette (von J. E. Mansfeld nach F. X. Würth), 8 Bll., 45, 519 pp mit einigen Vignetten, 24 gefaltete Kupfertaf. (von L. Assner nach D. C. v. Dietrichstein); Ldr. d. Zt. mit 5 Bünden, Rotschnitt, reicher floraler Rückenvergoldung und Rückenschildchen (Rücken mit Buchblock verklebt, etwas berieben und bestoßen, oberes Kapital mit kl. Fehlstellen); Besitzeintrag auf vorgebundenem weißem Blatt, innen nahezu fleckenfrei und sehr frisch. - Die Abhandlung zur Berg-Kameralwissenschaft vor statt nach dem Hauptteil eingebunden. Wurzbach 3, 221; Poggendorff 1, 544; ADB 5, 38; Humpert 3855. - Erste Ausgabe, auf Kosten des Hofärars für die Schemnitzer Bergakademie gedruckt und ihrer Gründerin Maria Theresia gewidmet. Enthält: "Von der unterirdischen Berggeographie" - "Von dem Grubenbaue" - "Von der Aufbereitung der Erzte über Tages" - "Von der Bergbauwirthschaft". Der deutsche Bergbauwissenschaftler Delius (1728-1779) lehrte seit 1770 in Schemnitz und wurde 1772 an die Hofkammer nach Wien berufen. Sein ausführliches, reich illustriertes bergmännisches Handbuch blieb für lange Zeit maßgeblich. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Anacréon Sapho Bion et Moschus traduction nouvelle en Prose suivie De l EDITION ORIGINALE

      à Paphos|& se trouve à Paris: Chez Le Boucher, 1773. Fine. Chez Le Boucher, à Paphos & se trouve à Paris 1773, In 8 (14x22,2cm), (4) iv, 280pp., relié. - First edition of this translation of Moutonnet Clairfonds and first print of the illustration, which includes a frontispiece, 12 headers and 13 tail-lamp Eisen, engraved by Massard and Duclos. Title page in red and red morocco noir.Plein late nineteenth signed Pickering. Spine ribbed Jansenist. Large inner frieze. Gilt edges. Small brown spots on upper cover. Despite minimal defects reported, beautiful exemplaire.A rightly Cohen cites the book as "one of the most elegantly illustrated books of the eighteenth century"; the provision of Eisen is indeed difficult and inspired, and prints headers are made superiorly. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de cette traduction de Moutonnet de Clairfonds, et premier tirage de l'illustration, laquelle comprend un frontispice, 12 en-têtes et 13 culs-de-lampe par Eisen, gravés par Massard et Duclos. Page de titre en rouge et noir. Reliure en plein maroquin rouge fin XIXe signé Pickering. Dos à nerfs janséniste. Large frise intérieure. Tranches dorées. Petites tâches brunes sur le plat supérieur. Malgré les minimes défauts signalés, très bel exemplaire. A juste titre, Cohen cite cet ouvrage comme " l'un des livres les plus élégamment illustrés du XVIIIe siècle" ; l'apport d'Eisen est en effet délicat et inspiré, et les gravures des en-têtes sont supérieurement réalisées.

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        Nutzbares, galantes und cürieuses Frauenzimmer-Lexicon, worinnen alles, was ein Frauenzimmer in der Hauswirthschaft, Kochkunst, Zuckerbeckerey, Kellerey, wie auch in allen andern weiblichen Arbeiten und sonst im gemeinen Leben, imgleichen zur Erleichterung ihrer Lectüre zu wissen nöthig hat . nebst einem Anhange von Küchen-Zetteln und Rissen zu Tafel-Aufsätzen. Zwey Theile. Dritte, durchgehend umgearbeitete Auflage.

      Leipzig, Gleditsch, 1773. - 2 Bände. Ca. 23 x 14 cm. Gestochenes alligorisches Frontispiz, 4 Blätter, 1974 Spalten; 1 Blatt, Spalte (1981)-3996, 16 Blätter teils ganzseitigen schematischen Holzschnitten (Tafelrisse). Horn-Arndt 239; Weiss 647 (Ausgaben 1739 und 1773); Holzmann/Bohatta VI, 4850; Dünnhaupt 13.3. Erschien erstmals 1715. "Frauenlexikon mit Informationen über Haus- und Küchenfragen, Kochrezepten, Kosmetik, Mode, Krankheiten, Kurzbiographien berühmter Frauen und andere Belange weiblicher Leser, alphabetisch geordnet. Der Anhang enthält Küchenzettel mit Tafelarrangements" (Dünnhaupt). Einbände berieben, bestoßen und fleckig, Vorsätze gebräunt. Lederbände der Zeit mit Farbschnitt.

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        Nutzbares, galantes und cürieuses Frauenzimmer-Lexicon, worinnen alles, was ein Frauenzimmer in der Hauswirthschaft, Kochkunst, Zuckerbeckerey, Kellerey, wie auch in allen andern weiblichen Arbeiten und sonst im gemeinen Leben, imgleichen zur Erleichterung ihrer Lectüre zu wissen nöthig hat ... nebst einem Anhange von Küchen-Zetteln und Rissen zu Tafel-Aufsätzen. Zwey Theile. Dritte, durchgehend umgearbeitete Auflage.

      Leipzig, Gleditsch, 1773.. 2 Bände. Ca. 23 x 14 cm. Gestochenes alligorisches Frontispiz, 4 Blätter, 1974 Spalten; 1 Blatt, Spalte (1981)-3996, 16 Blätter teils ganzseitigen schematischen Holzschnitten (Tafelrisse). Lederbände der Zeit mit Farbschnitt.. Horn-Arndt 239; Weiss 647 (Ausgaben 1739 und 1773); Holzmann/Bohatta VI, 4850; Dünnhaupt 13.3. Erschien erstmals 1715. "Frauenlexikon mit Informationen über Haus- und Küchenfragen, Kochrezepten, Kosmetik, Mode, Krankheiten, Kurzbiographien berühmter Frauen und andere Belange weiblicher Leser, alphabetisch geordnet. Der Anhang enthält Küchenzettel mit Tafelarrangements" (Dünnhaupt). Einbände berieben, bestoßen und fleckig, Vorsätze gebräunt.

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        Vollständiges Natursystem des Pflanzensystems (des Thierreichs, des Mineralreichs).

      1773 - 1773-1788. 26 Bde. (von 28 Bde.) [es fehlen d. Registerband + Bd. 2/ Thierreich!]. OPgt d. Zeit. 159 + 56 + 120 Kupferstiche [!], Buchrücken altersbedingt beschmutzt, teilweise fleckig, berieben; Einbände weisen Gebrauchsspuren auf; Innen: stockfleckig; bei Band VI/1 (Thierreich) fehlt die Hälfte d. Titelblattes; ansonsten wohlerhaltene Bände! 15000 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Der Koran, oder Das Gesetz für die Muselmänner, durch Muhammad den Sohn des Abdall. Nebst einigen feyerlichen koranischen Gebeten, unmittelbar aus dem Arabischen übersetzt. Halle, Gebauer 1773. 8° (20 x 11,5 cm). 16, 680 S. Halbleder d. Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückenschild, reichster floraler Rückenvergoldung und farbigen Vorsätzen.

      Halle: Gebauer, 1773. Erste Ausgabe dieser Übersetzung. - Graesse IV, 44. - Ohne den vorderen fliegenden Vorsatz (möglicherweise ein Frontispiz). - Stellenweise etwas braunfleckig. - Die Koranausgabe des Theologen und Orientalisten Friedrich Eberhard Boysen (1720-1800) war die erst zweite deutsche Übersetzung des heiligen Buchs der Muslime aus der arabischen Originalsprache (David Friedrich Megerlin hatte nur ein Jahr zuvor die erste Direktübersetzung veröffentlicht). Alle früheren deutschen Übersetzungen waren Nachübersetzungen aus dem Lateinischen oder anderen europäischen Sprachen. Erst mit den Übersetzungen von Megerlin und Boysen war die Grundlage gelegt, den Koran wissenschaftlich begründet zu erforschen. - Sehr schönes Exemplar in guter Erhaltung..

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        La Politique naturelle ou discours sur les vrais principes de gouvernement. Par un ancien Magistrat.

      Tome Premier - Second. Londrés [Amsterdam: Marc Michel Rey] 1773. 8:o. (8),232; (4),280 pp. Uncut in original wrappers. Tome Premier lacking 35 mm of paper spine at tail and 15 mm crack in upper joint at head of spine. A few spots on wrappers. Small spot with tiy hole in outer margin in Tome Premier. Page 232 has got stuck to pastedown at rear with the result that a few letters are now on pastedown. Previous owner`s signature in pencil on front pastedown "Rolf Carlbom 1966". 22 x 13,5 cm

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        Description Méthodique d'une Collection de Minéraux, du Cabinet de M.D.R.D.L. Ouvrage où l'on donne de nouvelles idées sur la formation & la décomposition des Mines, avec un court exposé des sentimens des Minéralogistes les plus connus, sur la nature de chaque espèce, le Minéralisateur qui s'y rencontre, & la quantité de métal qu'elle produit

      Engraved allegorical frontis. by Augustin Saint-Aubin. xxxii, 299, [5] pp. 8vo, orig. wrappers, uncut. Paris: Didot & Knapen, 1773. First edition, and a lovely copy in original state, of an uncommon book; this is one of Romé's first publications. It is a description "of the metallic ores of his own mineral cabinet, in which he discussed the origin, metamorphosis, and paragenesis of each."-D.S.B., XI, p. 521. Earlier, he had catalogued the mineralogical curiosities in the cabinet of Pedro Francisco Davila and for several years found steady employment by preparing at least fourteen other mineralogical catalogues. In all the descriptions in the present work, Romé stresses the importance of crystalline form and that this form is the chief characteristic by which minerals may be classified. Romé (1736-90), by formulating the law of constancy of interfacial angles, established crystallography as the basis of mineralogy. The attractive frontispiece, drawn by Saint-Aubin, depicts two putti, one examining ores under a microscope and the other stoking a furnace. Preserved in a box. ❧ Yves Laissus, "Les Cabinets d'Histoire Naturelle" in René Taton, ed., Enseignement et diffusion des sciences en France au dix-huitième siècle, p. 669-"un véritable manuel de minéralogie." Schuh, Mineralogy & Crystallography: A Biobibliography, 1469 to 1920, 4154-"Very scarce. In this collection catalog, the famous French crystallographer fully describes about 750 metallic minerals from his own cabinet. Included are specimens consisting of pure metals as well as natural alloys and combinations with sulfur. Basic division is based upon the principle metals and semi-metals contained in the described specimens and include gold, silver, copper, iron, tin, lead, mercury, antimony, zinc, bismuth, cobalt, arsenic and sulfur. Under each of these headings, the specimens are divided based upon their form and chemical composition. For each item described, notes on the origin, associated minerals, locality, size and the estimated weight of contained precious metals is presented. The catalog is well referenced, and if a particular specimen was given to Romé, the supplier's name is included in the description." .

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        Franz Valentyns, ehemaligen Predigers auf den Ostindischen Inseln Amboina, Banda, & Abhandlung von Schnecken, Muscheln und Seegewächsen, welche um Amboina und den umliegenden Inseln gefunden warden. Als ein Anhang zu Georg Eberhard Rumphs Amboinischen Raritätenkammer?

      Vienna, Krauss, 1773 - Folio (390 x 250 mm), viii 148, title in red and black, with 18 engraved plates (two double-page) by I.C. Berndt; a few short marginal tears, a fine, uncut copy in original boards. £5500A German edition and only separate edition of the Dutch supplement of 1754 to Valentyns Oud en nieuw Oost Indien, vol III (1726). It was published as an appendix to Rumph's D'Amboinsche Rariteitkamer (1705). Valentijn had lived in the East Indies for 16 years, where became a friend of the German naturalist Georg Eberhard Rumpf (1627-1702) the pioneer researcher of the natural history of the Dutch East Indies. Rumph's D'Amboinsche Rariteitkamer (1705) is largely devoted to the conchology of Amboina, and is famous for its fine engravings of shells, reputedly the work of Maria Sibylla Merian. This edition was translated by Philipp Ludwig Statius Müller, professor of natural history at Erlangen and member of the Akademie der Naturforscher. Apart from the odd mermaid, the plates are exclusively conchological and very finely engraved.Nissen ZBI 4215; OCLC list six German university locations; no North American copies

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        Sermon Preached before His Excellency Thomas Hutchinson, Esq; Governor: The Honorable His Majesty's Council, and the Honorable House of Representatives, of the Province of the Massachusetts-Bay in New-England, May 26th, 1773. Being the Anniversary of the

      Boston: Printed by Richard Draper, Printer to His Excellency the Governor, and the Honorable His Majesty's Council, New-England, 1773. Small 4to, original self-wrappers, preserved in modern brown cloth folding box with Plexiglas lid. [1(half-title)], [2(blank)], [3(title-page)], [4(Council Order)], [5]-45(text), [46(blank)] pp. Disbound, probably from a larger volume, dampstained, with some marginal tears and chipping; some internal spotting; but generally a clean, untrimmed copy with a very significant association. First Edition. Inscribed at top of half-title: "To the Rev'd. Mr. Shute / from the government." Election sermons of this sort were an old tradition in the Colonies of Connecticut and Massachusetts, and the genre survived well into the 19th century. They offered the opportunity for a local clergyman on election eve to address a congregation full of eminent leaders on such issues as the rights and duties of citizens and electors in a Christian society. Daniel Shute (1722-1802), who was for many years pastor of the Third Church in Hingham, had preached a notable election sermon on May 25, 1768, before then-Governor Francis Bernard, Lieutenant-Governor Hutchinson, and other officials. His sermon, which has become a favorite of Libertarians and ultraconservatives, asserted -- in the context of the then-current controversy over the Townshend Acts -- the uncompromisable primacy of the innate natural rights of citizens in society. He warned the colonial and British administrations against any arbitrary use of power that might infringe on the liberty of the people. Rev. Charles Turner (1732-1818), the author of the present sermon, was for twenty years pastor of the church in Duxbury. Later in 1773 he was elected to the Senate of Massachusetts, where he served until 1778. He was a member of the Conventions which composed the Massachusetts State Constitution and ratified the Federal Constitution. Evans 13053. Goldsmiths-Kress 11051.4 (suppl.). Sabin 97475. OCLC cites 12 locations.

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        The Works

      London: C. Bathurst, J. Beecroft, W. Strahan [& 32 others, all London],, 1773. Collated from the Oldest Copies, and Corrected; with Notes, Explanatory, and Critical: by Mr. Theobald. 8 volumes, octavo (170 x 102 mm). Contemporary tree calf, flat spines richly gilt, decorated with urns and floral swags, red morocco labels, green morocco numbering roundels. Engraved portrait frontispiece of Shakespeare by Vandergucht, frontispiece to each play by Vandergucht after Gravelot. Contemporary book label of J. C. Sagerman in each volume; a few spines chipped at head, scattered foxing, a little dampstaining in volume VII. A delightful set. Lewis Theobald (c. 1688 - 1744) is one of the most important of Shakespearen scholars. "In January 1734 Theobald's edition was published in seven volumes, and, with profits in excess of 1100 guineas, made [him] the best paid of the early editors of Shakespeare... Theobald made fundamental contributions to English scholarship and print culture. Although he adapted plays for the stage, his edition of Shakespeare marks a profound revolution in attitudes: first, Shakespeare clearly becomes an author to be studied, in addition to being heard on the stage; second, what Shakespeare wrote takes precedence over the taste of his editor, literary fashions, grammar, usage, and predilections of later readers" (ODNB).

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