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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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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        AN INTRODUCTION TO THE MECHANICAL PART OF CLOCK AND WATCH WORK. IN TWO PARTS

      London, T. Longman and G. Robinson, 1773.. Containing all the arithmetic and geometry necesssary, with their particular application in the said branches. A work very useful for the Working Mechanic or Gentlemen Mechanically Inclined. FIRST EDITION 1773, bound in 2 volumes, 8vo, approximately 190 x 120 mm, 7½ x 4¾ inches, 18 folding engraved plates, half-title present, pages: (2), xvi, 174; 175-400, pages 311/12 and 313/314 misplaced out of order, bound in modern 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.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Wiener Antiquariat Ingo Nebehay GmbH]
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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.[#\125648] [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquaria Bok & Bildantikvariat AB]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Rainer Schlicht]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Rainer Schlicht]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Eugen Küpper]
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        Der Teutsche Merkur., Jahrgänge 1773 (= 1. Jahrgang) - 1784, 1786.

      Weimar, Im Verlag der Gesellschaft 1773-1786. - Einbände fleckig, berieben, bestoßen und teils etwas beschädigt, zwei Einbände stärker wasserfleckig, bei drei Halbledereinbänden Gelenke gebrochen, drei Bände mit Wasserschaden (Seiten mit Wasserand bzw. bräunlichem Rand), einige Bände stärker braun-/stockfleckig, Jahrgänge 1776-1778 mit einigen Kupfern (Kupfer nicht vollständig), ansonsten noch ordentlich, Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 15000 Kl.-8°, überwiegend einfache Pappbände der Zeit (nicht einheitlich) mit zeitgenössischem handschriftlichen Rückentitel, vereinzelt Halbleder-Einbände, Gebunden in 31 Bänden bzw. Nummern / Heften.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Hagena & Schulte GbR]
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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..

      [Bookseller: Nürnberger Buch- und Kunstantiquariat]
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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." .

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc.]
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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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        Oeuvres de Molière avec des remarques grammaticales; des avertissemens et d

      Paris: Par la compagnie des libraires associés, 1773. Fine. Par la compagnie des libraires associés, Paris 1773, 6 tomes en 6 Vol. in 8 (13x20,5cm), six volumes reliés. - First printing of this edition made famous by Bret. Illustrated book of the famous portrait of Molière etched Cathelin Mignaud from the frontispiece of the first volume, 6 florets as well as 33 fine figures of Moreau Le Jeune. Undoubtedly one of the finest editions of Molière, "The sequence of figures Moreau is one of the estimated" (Cohen, 717). Pages titles in red and black. Full brown calf contemporary. Back smooth ornate pedestal. Parts of title and volume number in red morocco. Golden caster on cuts. Triple gilt frames in boards. Interior lace. Some corners very lightly bumped. Beautiful set comfortably established in a rich contemporary binding. This edition, much sought after for the quality of its artwork (Cochin Moreau was with one of the most loved illustrators of his day) is also good for the correction of the text that must be in the heat of Bret; it has in fact carefully revised texts based on the first editions; notes and comments, witness his work is no less interesting, and make this year one of the jewels among those of Molière. --- 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] Premier tirage de cette très célèbre édition établie par Bret. Ouvrage illustré du fameux portrait de Molière gravé par Cathelin d'après Mignaud en frontispice du premier volume, de 6 fleurons de titre ainsi que de 33 très fines figures de Moreau Le Jeune. Sans conteste une des plus belles éditions de Molière, "La suite des figures de Moreau est une des plus estimées" (Cohen, 717). Pages des titres en rouge et noir. Reliures en plein veau brun d'époque. Dos lisses richement ornés de caissons. Pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge. Roulette dorée sur les coupes. Triples filets dorés en encadrements des plats. Dentelle intérieure. Certains coins très légèrement émoussés et une coiffe de tête présentant un petit accident, plats légèrement passés. Très bel ensemble agréablement établi dans une riche reliure de l'époque. Cette édition, fort recherchée pour la qualité de son illustration (Moreau était avec Cochin un des illustrateurs les plus chers de son époque) l'est également pour la correction du texte que l'on doit à l'ardeur de Bret ; celui-ci a en effet soigneusement révisé les textes en fonction des éditions originales ; les notes et commentaires, témoins de son travail ne sont pas moins intéressants, et font de cette édition un des fleurons parmi celles de Molière.

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        Der Teutsche Merkur. Jahrgänge 1773 (= 1. Jahrgang) - 1784, 1786.

      Weimar, Im Verlag der Gesellschaft 1773-1786.. Gebunden in 31 Bänden bzw. Nummern / Heften. Kl.-8°, überwiegend einfache Pappbände der Zeit (nicht einheitlich) mit zeitgenössischem handschriftlichen Rückentitel, vereinzelt Halbleder-Einbände,. Einbände fleckig, berieben, bestoßen und teils etwas beschädigt, zwei Einbände stärker wasserfleckig, bei drei Halbledereinbänden Gelenke gebrochen, drei Bände mit Wasserschaden (Seiten mit Wasserand bzw. bräunlichem Rand), einige Bände stärker braun-/stockfleckig, Jahrgänge 1776-1778 mit einigen Kupfern (Kupfer nicht vollständig), ansonsten noch ordentlich,

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        Chefs-d'oeuvre dramatiques ou recueil des meilleures pieces du théâtre fra EDITION ORIGINALE

      à Paris: De l'imprimerie de Grangé, 1773. Fine. De l'imprimerie de Grangé, à Paris 1773, Grd. in 4 (22x29cm), xij, lxxij, 107p. vij, 118p. xvj, 132p. (3), relié. - First edition, beautifully illustrated and finely 3 figures, 15 header, and 10 tail-lamp, all by Eisen and engraved by de Launay young Helman, Masquelier, Born and Ponce. Printing on large paper. Full mottled calf contemporary. Back tooled raised, wheels and tail head. Part of title in red morocco. Triple Net framework on boards. Gilt edges. Cap fragile head with gaps, same tail. Beautiful jaspure on flat (green, touge, beige). Despite minor flaws, fine copy in a luxury binding, and very fresh. The volume, in addition to the preliminary parts, with essays on the dramatic genre of Marmontel, brings together three tragedies of the French theater of the seventeenth: Sophosnibe Du Ryer Scévole Mairet and Wenceslas Rotrou. This first volume was to be followed by several others, but the project failed. Beautiful publication. Bookplate engraved eighteenth, library Laus Boissy. A second bookplate nineteenth: library of Count Alexis de Priest. --- 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, admirablement et finement illustrée de 3 figures, 15 en-tête, et 10 culs-de-lampe, le tout par Eisen et gravé par de Launay jeune, Helman, Masquelier, Née et Ponce. Impression sur grand papier. Reliure en plein veau jaspé d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné, roulettes en queue et tête. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Triple filet d'encadrement sur les plats. Tranches dorées. Coiffe de tête fragile avec manques, idem en queue. Très belle jaspure sur les plats (vert, touge, beige). Malgré de petits défauts, bel exemplaire, dans une reliure de luxe, et d'une grande fraîcheur. Le volume, outre les pièces préliminaires, avec des essais sur le genre dramatique de Marmontel, rassemble 3 tragédies du théâtre français du XVIIe : Sophosnibe de Du Ryer, Scevole de Mairet et Vencelas de Rotrou. Ce premier volume devait être suivi de plusieurs autres, mais le projet n'a pas abouti. Très belle publication. Ex-libris gravé du XVIIIe, bibliothèque Laus de Boissy. Un second ex-libris du XIXe : bibliothèque du Comte Alexis de Priest.

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        OBRAS POETICAS DE LA MADRE SOR ANA DE SAN GERONIMO

      Juan Rodriguez, Cordoba 1773 - "OBRAS POETICAS DE LA MADRE SOR ANA DE SAN GERONIMO, RELIGIOSA PROFESA DEL CONV. DEL ANGEL, FRANCISCAS DESCALZAS DE GRANADA. RECOGIDAS ANTES, y dadas a luz despues de su muerte, por un apasionado suyo". PALAU, 292237 En 4º, pérgamino original, 12 h., 426 p. Maravillosa reproducción poética de aquel ambiente religioso Y social. DE GRAN INTERES PARA GRANADA. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Examen de la poudre EDITION ORIGINALE

      AAmsterdam: Chez Marc Michel Rey, 1773. Fine. Chez Marc Michel Rey, AAmsterdam 1773, In-8 (12x20cm), (6) 240pp., relié. - French Edition, rare, illustrated with 9 folding plates containing 22 figures. Binding post, ca 1830, in the marine glazed calf. Back with nerves decorated beautifully to a central angle iron and iron in each box, roulette tail and head; Geometric roulette on the nerves, which are found in interior frieze. As Exhibit green calf. Friesland framing on the boards. Golden sliced. Friction on the boards, mainly the upper flat with scratches. Very fine copy, very fresh in an unsigned master binding. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale française, rare, illustrée de 9 planches dépliantes contenant 22 figures. la première édition italienne date de 1765. Deux feuillets manuscrits d'une fine écriture sont reliés in fine sur les propriétés de la poudre, avec un tableau des essais comparatifs du souffre, du salpêtre et du charbon. Reliure postérieure, ca 1830, en plein veau glacé marine. Dos à nerfs joliment orné d'un fer central et de fers angulaires dans chaque caisson, roulette en queue et tête ; roulette géométrique sur les nerfs, que l'on retrouve en frise intérieure. Pièce de titre en veau vert. Frise d'encadrement sur les plats. Tranchés dorées. Frottements sur les plats, essentiellement le plat supérieur, avec égratignures.  Très bel exemplaire, d'une grande fraîcheur, dans une reliure de maître non signée. Important traité scientifique dans le domaine, dont l'auteur fut un des plus éminents spécialistes de son temps. Outre le fait d'être ingénieur, Papacino d'Antoni fut un officier artilleur et directeur de l'école royale d'artillerie et du génie de Turin, il composa divers traités militaires. Traité scientifique canonique, chimique et physique de la poudre, les théories et les hypothèses avancées par l'auteur sont démontrées par de multiples expériences.

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        Choix de chansons mises en musique Dédiées à Madame la Dauphine EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Chez De Lormel, 1773. Fine. Chez De Lormel, Paris 1773, grand in-8 (16,5x25cm), 153pp. et 150pp. (3), 4 tomes en 2 volumes reliés. - First edition of one of the most beautiful books of the eighteenth century, the text and the music are completely burned. It is illustrated with an engraved title, 3 headpieces by The Bouteux and The Barber, a dedication sheet the arms of the Dauphine, and 100 figures by Moreau the Younger, The Barber, The Bouteux and Saint-Quentin, tailledouce finely engraved by Masquelier and Born. Enriched copy of the portrait of the author in a lyre, designed by Vivant Denon and engraved by Masquelier, a figure ahead of the second volume engraved by Masquelier, both drawn on Japanese paper in the nineteenth century, and a portrait Moreau designed by Cochin and engraved by Augustin de Saint-Aubin pasted on laid paper. Binders later (XIX) in full morocco red lace, signed Thibaron-Joly. Back with five nerves richly decorated with nets, dotted lines, boxes and gilded florets. Framed flat wheels and wide golden lace. Cuts and caps underlined double gilded nets. Contreplats blue morocco and lined with golden framing net; Double paper combed guards. All edges gilt. Restoring a clever hinge, a few centimeters. Library Juan Hernandez, with his bookplate. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Édition originale de l'un des plus beaux livres du XVIIIe siècle, dont le texte et la musique sont entièrement gravés. Elle est illustrée d'un titre gravé, de 3 frontispices par Le Bouteux et Le Barbier, d'un feuillet de dédicace aux armes de la Dauphine, et de 100 figures par Moreau le jeune, Le Barbier, Le Bouteux et Saint-Quentin, finement gravées en tailledouce par Masquelier et Née. Exemplaire enrichi du portrait de l'auteur dans une lyre, dessiné par Vivant Denon et gravé par Masquelier, d'une figure en tête du second volume gravée par Masquelier, tous deux tirés sur papier japon au XIXe siècle, et d'un portrait de Moreau dessiné par Cochin et gravé par Augustin de Saint-Aubin contrecollé sur papier vergé. Reliures postérieure (XIXème) en plein maroquin rouge à dentelle, signées Thibaron-Joly. Dos à cinq nerfs très richement ornés de filets, pointillés, caissons et fleurons dorés. Plats encadrés de roulettes et de larges dentelles dorées. Coupes et coiffes soulignées de doubles filets dorés. Contreplats doublés de maroquin bleu et d'un filet doré en encadrement ; doubles gardes de papier peigné. Toutes tranches dorées. Restauration habile à une charnière, sur quelques centimètres. De la bibliothèque Juan Hernandez, avec son ex-libris.

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        Anecdotes espagnoles et portugaises EDITION ORIGINALE

      à Paris: Chez Vincent, 1773. Fine. Chez Vincent, à Paris 1773, 2 tomes en 2 Vol. in 8 (10,5x17cm), 648pp. et 700pp., relié. - First Edition. Full Calf blond contemporary. Piece of red morocco title and volume number in black morocco. 2 corners lightly bumped. Missing page marbled clearance Volume I. A fine copy otherwise. Chronological History of Spain and Portugal in the form of anecdotes, ie short articles. Anecdotes are skillful compilations, not uncritically, and allow to have on hand and a very practical way the story of a nation. --- 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. Reliure en plein veau blond d'époque. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge et de tomaison en maroquin noir. 2 coins légèrement émoussés. Manque une page de garde marbrée au tome I. Bel exemplaire sinon. Histoire chronologique de l'Espagne et du Portugal sous forme d'anecdotes, c'est à dire de courts articles. Les Anecdotes sont d'adroites compilations, non sans esprit critique, et permettent d'avoir sous la main et d'une manière fort pratique l'histoire d'une nation.

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

      London, T. Longman and G. Robinson, 1773.Containing all the arithmetic and geometry necesssary, with their particular application in the said branches. A work very useful for the Working Mechanic or Gentlemen Mechanically Inclined. FIRST EDITION 1773, bound in 2 volumes, 8vo, approximately 190 x 120 mm, 7½ x 4¾ inches, 18 folding engraved plates, half - title present, pages: (2), xvi, 174; 175 - 400, pages 311 / 12 and 313 / 314 misplaced out of order, bound in modern 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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        Staternes indvortes Regiering. 5 bd.

      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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        Voyage en Sicile et dans la Grande Grèce adressé par l Auteur a son ami Mr. Winckelmann traduit de l allemande.

      chez Franç. Grasset & Comp., Lausanne 1773 - Bella legatura coeva in piena pelle maculata con ricchi fregi e titolo impresso in oro su tassello rosso al ds. Carte di guardia e tagli marmorizzati in maniera omogenea. Minimi segni d uso ma esemplare in ottimo stato di conservazione. Rara edizione originale della traduzione francese. Barbier IV, 1086; Mira II, p. 285. Non in Fossati Bellani. 12mo (cm. 16,3), XII-370 pp., 1 c.nn. (bianca). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lettres nouvelles ou nouvellement recouvrées de la Marquise de Sévigné et EDITION ORIGINALE

      à Paris: chez Lacombe., 1773. Fine. chez Lacombe., à Paris 1773, grd. In 12 (10x17,2cm), xij , 393pp. (1)., relié. - First Edition. Tchemerzine V-829 Full Calf blond marbled glossy contemporary. Back tooled raised. Part of title in red morocco. Cailloutées slices. Upper cap threadbare. The book, in addition to new letters of Madame de Sevigne to President Moulceau contains some letters even Corbinelli and Madame de Grignan; it contains reprinted correspondence on the trial of Fouquet, composed of 11 letters. The preface has been attributed to La Harpe. --- 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. Tchemerzine V-829 Reliure en plein veau blond marbré glacé d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Tranches cailloutées. Coiffe supérieure élimée. L'ouvrage, outre de nouvelles lettres de Mme de Sévigné au Président Moulceau, contient quelques lettres au même de Corbinelli et de Mme de Grignan ; il renferme en réimpression la correspondance sur le procès de Fouquet, composée de 11 lettres. La préface a été attribuée à La Harpe.

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        [Morell] Catalogue du beau cabinet de feu monsieur Gerhard Morell, de son vivant gardien du cabinet de rarétés de sa majèsté le roi de Dannemark & de Norvegue etc.

      contenant une collection très-considerable de tableaux, d'estampes & de desseins coloriés & non-colloriés, des plus grands maîtres, tant italiens que françois, anglois, flamands, hollandois, allemands etc. & d'autres curiosités. Lequel sera vendu publiquement à Copenhague le lunde 15 mars 1773. [...] Catalogus over sal. herr Gerhard Morell, forhen kongl. dansk kunst-kammer-forvalters smukke cabinet, indeholdende en meget anseelig samling af skilderier, kaaberstykker og tegninger illumineerte og uillumineerte, af de største mestere, saavel italienske, som franske, engelske, nederlandske, hollandske og tydske &c. og andre curiositeter. Hvilket offentligen skal sælges i Kiøbenhavn mandagen den 15de martii 1773 og følgende dage i sr. Sören Josephs gaard, paa hiørnet af Gotthersgade og Kongens Nye-Torv no. 171. Catalogi bekommes hos hr. Andreas Nörager høyste-rets advocat, boende paa Østergade i no. 15 og hos hr. procurator Peder Müller, boende lige over for vor Frue-Kirke no. 252. Köpenhamn, H. J. Graae, (1773). 8:o. (1 blank,4,1 blank),90 s. Grönt klotryggbd från 1800-talets mitt med en handskriven titeletikett "Morell" på främre pärm. Enstaka marginalanteckningar. Sista sidan lite solkig.. Bibliotheca danica I:1110. Med dubbla titelblad, ett på franska och ett på danska. Auktionskatalog över en fin kostsamling. Gerhard Morell (ca 1710-71) var konsthandlare och ansvarig för den danska kungliga konstkammaren. På Frederik V uppdrag organiserade och byggde han upp konstsamlingen på Christiansborg slott i Köpenhamn. Betydande delar av den äldre målerisamlingen på nuvarande Statens museum for kunst köptes in av honom. Hans egen konstsamling omfattade ca 900 poster med målningar, teckningar, miniatyrer, konstföremål och grafik. Bland nämnda konstnärer återfinns Rubens, van Dyck, Piranesi och Rembrandt

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        An Account of the voyages undertaken by the order of his present majesty for making discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere, and successively performed by Commodore Byron, Captain Wallis, Captain Carteret and Captain Cook, in the Dolphin, the Swallow, and the Endeavour... ... drawn up from the journals which were kept by the several commanders, and from the papers of Joseph Banks, esq. By John Hawkesworth. In three volumes. Illustrated with cuts, and a great variety of charts and maps relative to countries now first discovered, or hitherto but imperfectly known. Together with COOK, Captain. 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. Written by James Cook, commander of the Resolution. In which is included, Captain Furneaux's narrative of his proceedings in the Adventure during the separation of the ships. In two volumes. Illustrated with maps and charts, and a variety of portraits of perso

      First and Second Voyages W. Strachan and T. Cadell, London; Third Voyage G. Nichol, T. Cadell, London, 1773, 1777, 1784., 1773. 9 volumes, 8 quarto (270 x 211 mm) and one folio (550 x 393 mm). Bound by the Chelsea Bindery in full dark brown sprinkled calf (quarto volumes) and dark brown half calf over marbled boards (folio volume), raised bands to spines, red and green morocco labels, decorative tools to compartments, floral rolls to turn-ins in blind, all edges yellow, marbled endpapers, boards of quarto volumes with gilt single frames, gilt decorative cornerpieces, and blind rolls. With 145 engraved plates of which 50 folding, 59 engraved maps and charts of which 39 folding, and 36 tables of which 2 folding. Boards very gently bowed, occasional and minimal scuff marks to leather, light tanning to plates, occasional spotting to margins of text block, a few minor professional repairs to margins of plates. An Account of the Voyages: Short tear to top margin of title page and pp. 577-579 in vol. I; light dampstain along top margin of pp. 481-799 in vol. III. A Voyage towards the South Pole: Ownership inscriptions to front flyleaves, bookplate, blind stamp, and cancellation stamp of Lowell Library to verso of title page. A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean: Light blue stains along top and fore edges of frontispieces of volumes I and III, ownership inscriptions to title pages of same volumes, small residue of label to verso of front flyleaf of vol. I. A thorough condition report of what is essentially an excellent set. A complete set of the first editions (with the first voyage being first issue) of the official accounts of James Cook's (1728-79) three Pacific voyages. The first voyage was planned by the Royal Society with the objective to observe 'the transit of Venus across the face of the sun, which would enable the distance between the earth and the sun to be calculated. The Royal Society's first choice to lead this expedition was Alexander Dalrymple, but the Admiralty, who were to provide the ship, insisted that it should be commanded by a naval officer, and so Cook was appointed instead' (ODNB). During this expedition, which lasted between 30 July 1768 and 12 June 1771, Cook carried out running surveys of the New Zealand coast and of the east coast of Australia, the latter resulted in his discovery of Botany Bay which 'was to have a significant effect on the history of that continent'. The success of this first voyage led to Cook being commissioned in 1772 for a second journey to further explore the vast Southern Ocean. As proposed by Cook, the expedition set out on 13 July 1772 to circumnavigate 'the globe from west to east in a high southern latitude' in the hope to locate a southern continent, as theorised by Jean-Baptiste Charles Bouvet de Lozier. While no such continent was discovered, Cook was first to cross the Antarctic circle on 17 January 1773. He returned to Plymouth on 29 July 1775. This second voyage brought further promotions to Cook, who was made post-captain, appointed fourth captain of Greenwich Hospital, as well as being elected member of the Royal Society in 1776. That same year, he volunteered to command a third voyage as 'an attempt should be made to find out a Northern Passage by Sea from the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean' (BL, Egerton MS 2177B), as well as to chart the coastline of the North Pacific. Leaving Plymouth on 12 July 1776, the expedition sighted the western coat of North America on 7 March 1778; 'for the next six and a half months Cook carried out a running survey of some 4000 miles of its coast from Cape Blanco on the coast of Oregon to Icy Cape on the north coast of Alaska' (ODNB). However, unable to cross Bering Strait, Cook decided to winter on Hawaii, where he died on 14 February 1779 following a conflict with native Hawaiians. Command of the expedition passed initially to Captain Clarke until he succumbed to tuberculosis in late August 1779, at which point command passed to Captains Gore and King, who returned the ships to England on 4 October 1780. Cook's voyages contributed greatly to the geographical and ethnographic knowledge of the southern hemisphere: they 'disproved the existence of a great southern continent, completed the outlines of Australia and New Zealand, charted the Society Islands, the New Hebrides, New Caledonia, and the Hawaiian Islands, and depicted accurately for the first time the north-west coast of America, leaving no major discoveries for his successors. In addition the scientific discoveries in the fields of natural history and ethnology were considerable and the drawings made by the artists were of great significance'. They brought great fame to Cook, who was recognised during his lifetime for his contributions to exploration and science. Despite the ongoing conflict between Britain and America during his third voyage, Benjamin Franklin, who was the Colonial representative in Paris at the time, granted Cook's expedition safe passage from American and French warships and privateers. Franklin, who had previously met Cook in London, issued a general laissez-passer declaring that 'the increase of geographical knowledge facilitates the communication between distant nations in the exchange of useful products and manufactures and the extension of arts whereby the common enjoyments of human life are multiplied and augmented, and science of other kinds increased to the benefit of mankind in general' (Lyons, The Society for Useful Knowledge, p. 144). Cook discovered New Caledonia, Norfolk Island, the Isle of Pines, Sandwich Land and rediscovered and charted numerous other lands. He was the first to survey New Zealand where he spent six months. Also a pioneer as regards the health of his men, on his second voyage Cook lost only one man out of 118 in a voyage of more 1000 days; he had conquered scurvy. As a commander, an observer and a practical physician, his merits were equally great. He won the affection of those who served under him by sympathy, kindness and unselfish care of others as noteworthy as his gifts of intellect. Printing and the Mind of Man 223. National Maritime Museum Catalogue of the Library, Volume One, 565, 577 and 587. Encyclop'dia Britannica, 11th Edition.

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        Lettre signée

      - LOUIS-PHILIPPE Ier (1773-1850), Roi des Français. Lettre signée (paraphe) adressée au Maréchal [SOULT]. St Cloud, mercredi matin 17 septembre 1834. 3 p. in-4. Louis-Philippe fait part de son avis sur un rapport relatif au Droit des Armées. Il amende ainsi l¿article 2 du texte de loi à l¿étude afin d¿éviter que le Ministre ne puisse plus proposer au Roi la suspension d¿un inculpé suite à la demande de son Chef de Corps. « Vous verrés (sic) que mon intention n¿a pas été d¿interdire aux généraux ou autres Chefs, s¿il y en a, de donner leur opinion, & bien loin de là, puisqu¿elle serait toujours exigée, mais j¿ai seulement voulu empêcher qu¿elle ne fut obligatoire pour le Roi & son Ministre auxquels la Loi attribue le droit de statuer sur la demande du Chef, soit en admettant, soit en rejettant (sic) sa proposition ». Il conclut en prenant des nouvelles de son correspondant : « J¿ai craint que le Conseil d¿hier ne vous ait bien fatigué. J¿espère cependant vous voir à celui de demain (¿) ».

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        Three voyages:] An Account of the Voyages for Making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere ; A Voyage towards the South Pole, and Round the World ; A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean

      London: W. Strahan; and T. Cadell; & G. Nicol and T. Cadell, 1773-85 - 9 volumes, 8 quarto text volumes (397 × 230 mm), and folio atlas (565 × 400 mm) of plates and maps to accompany the third voyage. Text volumes in early nineteenth-century tree calf, dark tan and bottle green labels to the spine, spine gilt in compartments, oval decorative device within foliate corner-pieces, gilt panelling to the boards, yellow edge-stain; atlas volume in matching half calf on marbled boards. All volumes with the elaborate gilt lighthouse device of the Northern Light Board at the heads of the spines. A little rubbed, particularly at the spines, skilfully restored and remaining attractive, some foxing and browning to the plates as usual, but a handsome set. First voyage with 52 plates, maps and charts, many folding and backed with linen; second with engraved portrait frontispiece by Basire after Hodges and 63 plates, charts and maps, some folding, similarly backed, folding letterpress table at p. 364; third with 87 engraved plates, charts and maps, some folding, letterpress table in vol. II, bound without the supplementary "Death of Cook" plate. Second, fourth, and second editions respectively. A complete set of the official accounts of Captain Cook's three voyages around the world. "Cook did more to clarify the geographical knowledge of the southern hemisphere than all his predecessors had done together. He was the first really scientific navigator and his voyages made great contributions to many fields of knowledge" (Hill). His contributions to the advancement of knowledge were widely recognised in his own time. During his third voyage, when Britain and America were at war, Benjamin Franklin, who had met Cook in London and was then serving as the Colonies' representative at the court in Paris, wrote a general laissez passer for the expedition, requesting that the American and French fleets leave them unmolested, declaring that "The increase of geographical knowledge facilitates the communication between distant nations in the exchange of useful products and manufactures and the extension of arts whereby the common enjoyments of human life are multiply'd and augmented, and science of other kinds encreas'd to the benefit of mankind in general." Cook's many discoveries resulted in British claims in Alaska, British Columbia, Oregon, Australia, New Zealand and Hawaii, the last of which he regarded as his most valuable discovery but where he met his death. "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" (PMM). Hill, 783, 358, 361; Howgego I, C173, 174, 175, 176; National Maritime Museum Catalogue, Voyages & Travel, 565, 577, 586; PMM 223; Sabin 30934; 16245; 16250 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        An Account of the voyages undertaken by the order of his present majesty for making discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere, and successively performed by Commodore Byron, Captain Wallis, Captain Carteret and Captain Cook, in the Dolphin, the Swallow, and the Endeavour drawn up from the journals which were kept by the several commanders, and from the papers of Joseph Banks, esq By John Hawkesworth In three volumes Illustrated with cuts, and a great variety of charts and maps relative to countries now first discovered, or hitherto but imperfectly known Together with COOK, Captain 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 Written by James Cook, commander of the Resolution In which is included, Captain Furneaux's narrative of his proceedings in the Adventure during the separation of the ships In two volumes Illustrated with maps and charts, and a variety of portraits of perso

      First and Second Voyages W. Strachan and T. Cadell, London; Third Voyage G. Nichol, T. Cadell, London, 1773, 1777, 1784., 1773. 9 volumes, 8 quarto (270 x 211 mm) and one folio (550 x 393 mm). Bound by the Chelsea Bindery in full dark brown sprinkled calf (quarto volumes) and dark brown half calf over marbled boards (folio volume), raised bands to spines, red and green morocco labels, decorative tools to compartments, floral rolls to turn-ins in blind, all edges yellow, marbled endpapers, boards of quarto volumes with gilt single frames, gilt decorative cornerpieces, and blind rolls. With 145 engraved plates of which 50 folding, 59 engraved maps and charts of which 39 folding, and 36 tables of which 2 folding. Boards very gently bowed, occasional and minimal scuff marks to leather, light tanning to plates, occasional spotting to margins of text block, a few minor professional repairs to margins of plates. An Account of the Voyages: Short tear to top margin of title page and pp. 577-579 in vol. I; light dampstain along top margin of pp. 481-799 in vol. III. A Voyage towards the South Pole: Ownership inscriptions to front flyleaves, bookplate, blind stamp, and cancellation stamp of Lowell Library to verso of title page. A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean: Light blue stains along top and fore edges of frontispieces of volumes I and III, ownership inscriptions to title pages of same volumes, small residue of label to verso of front flyleaf of vol. I. A thorough condition report of what is essentially an excellent set. A complete set of the first editions (with the first voyage being first issue) of the official accounts of James Cook's (1728-79) three Pacific voyages. The first voyage was planned by the Royal Society with the objective to observe 'the transit of Venus across the face of the sun, which would enable the distance between the earth and the sun to be calculated. The Royal Society's first choice to lead this expedition was Alexander Dalrymple, but the Admiralty, who were to provide the ship, insisted that it should be commanded by a naval officer, and so Cook was appointed instead' (ODNB). During this expedition, which lasted between 30 July 1768 and 12 June 1771, Cook carried out running surveys of the New Zealand coast and of the east coast of Australia, the latter resulted in his discovery of Botany Bay which 'was to have a significant effect on the history of that continent'. The success of this first voyage led to Cook being commissioned in 1772 for a second journey to further explore the vast Southern Ocean. As proposed by Cook, the expedition set out on 13 July 1772 to circumnavigate 'the globe from west to east in a high southern latitude' in the hope to locate a southern continent, as theorised by Jean-Baptiste Charles Bouvet de Lozier. While no such continent was discovered, Cook was first to cross the Antarctic circle on 17 January 1773. He returned to Plymouth on 29 July 1775. This second voyage brought further promotions to Cook, who was made post-captain, appointed fourth captain of Greenwich Hospital, as well as being elected member of the Royal Society in 1776. That same year, he volunteered to command a third voyage as 'an attempt should be made to find out a Northern Passage by Sea from the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean' (BL, Egerton MS 2177B), as well as to chart the coastline of the North Pacific. Leaving Plymouth on 12 July 1776, the expedition sighted the western coat of North America on 7 March 1778; 'for the next six and a half months Cook carried out a running survey of some 4000 miles of its coast from Cape Blanco on the coast of Oregon to Icy Cape on the north coast of Alaska' (ODNB). However, unable to cross Bering Strait, Cook decided to winter on Hawaii, where he died on 14 February 1779 following a conflict with native Hawaiians. Command of the expedition passed initially to Captain Clarke until he succumbed to tuberculosis in late August 1779, at which point command passed to Captains Gore and King, who returned the ships to England on 4 October 1780. Cook's voyages contributed greatly to the geographical and ethnographic knowledge of the southern hemisphere: they 'disproved the existence of a great southern continent, completed the outlines of Australia and New Zealand, charted the Society Islands, the New Hebrides, New Caledonia, and the Hawaiian Islands, and depicted accurately for the first time the north-west coast of America, leaving no major discoveries for his successors. In addition the scientific discoveries in the fields of natural history and ethnology were considerable and the drawings made by the artists were of great significance'. They brought great fame to Cook, who was recognised during his lifetime for his contributions to exploration and science. Despite the ongoing conflict between Britain and America during his third voyage, Benjamin Franklin, who was the Colonial representative in Paris at the time, granted Cook's expedition safe passage from American and French warships and privateers. Franklin, who had previously met Cook in London, issued a general laissez-passer declaring that 'the increase of geographical knowledge facilitates the communication between distant nations in the exchange of useful products and manufactures and the extension of arts whereby the common enjoyments of human life are multiplied and augmented, and science of other kinds increased to the benefit of mankind in general' (Lyons, The Society for Useful Knowledge, p. 144). Cook discovered New Caledonia, Norfolk Island, the Isle of Pines, Sandwich Land and rediscovered and charted numerous other lands. He was the first to survey New Zealand where he spent six months. Also a pioneer as regards the health of his men, on his second voyage Cook lost only one man out of 118 in a voyage of more 1000 days; he had conquered scurvy. As a commander, an observer and a practical physician, his merits were equally great. He won the affection of those who served under him by sympathy, kindness and unselfish care of others as noteworthy as his gifts of intellect. Printing and the Mind of Man 223. National Maritime Museum Catalogue of the Library, Volume One, 565, 577 and 587. Encyclop'dia Britannica, 11th Edition.

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        TRATTATO DELLA STRUTTURA DEL CUORE Della sua azione. Delle sue infermità. Tradotto per la prima volta dal francese.

      Brescia, Per Giammaria Rizzardi, 1773. In-8 gr. (mm. 277x210), 4 voll., cartonato rustico coevo, pp. XLIII,(1),287; 368; 275; 340; ben illustrato da 17 tavv. ripieg. e f.t., inc. in rame da Domenico Cagnoni, per lo più con due o più figure. "Prima edizione italiana". Cfr. Biogr. Médicale,VII, p. 198: "Ouvrage capital de Jean-Baptiste Senac (1693-1770), celèbre médecin de la Faculté de Montpellier; première bonne monographie organique publiée en France et peut etre dans le reste de l'Europe" - Morton,2733: "Senac's valuable treatise added much to the knowledge of the anatomy and diseases of that organ; he mentioned the leucocytes, which he considered to belong to the chyle, and he described pericarditis. Senac was the first to use quinine for palpitation" - Sallander,8836 cita la II ediz. francese del 1783 - Eloy,VI,138. Solo nel 3° vol. alc. cc. con picc. fori di tarlo margin. e antico restauro per strappo, altrimenti fresco esempl. marginoso con barbe, ben conservato.

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        Reizen en aanmerkingen, door en over Barbaryen en het Ooste. Uit het Engelsch vertaald door P. Bodaert, met aanteekeningen van den vertaler, S. Rau, M. Tydeman en C. Saxe. (Dutch translation of Travels or observations relating to several parts of Barbary and the Levant (Oxford 1738)).

      Utrecht, J. van Schoonhoven, 1773. - 2 vols. 4to. (VIII)+XXXVI(=LIV)+365+(1);(VIII)+224+144+(32) pp. With 2 identical engr. title-vignettes, 16 maps & plans (incl. 9 fold.), 24 engr. plts. (incl. 5 fold.) by C.J. de Huyser, J .van Schley, Th. Koning & S .Fokke, 5 engr. head-pieces & initials, figures in text. Index, list of subscribers (c. 700 names). Contemp. blind stamped vellum. Good. (Bindings sl. stained/browned, rear joint of 1st vol. splitting, old labels on spines; bookplate on paste-downs, old lib.stamp on half titles; light foxing/staining to 2 maps & 1 plt., 2 tears in fold. maps closed, last 110 pages of 1st vol. more or less waterstained/browned, incl. 3 plates). * 1st ed. in Dutch translation. Nissen ZBI 3841. Thiele 1001: "The Dutch edition is however much improved and enlarged, the text as well as the maps". [Attributes: First Edition]

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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 - VOLUME 2

      W. Strahan, and T. Cadell in the Strand, London 1773 - Quarto with marbled boards, Rebound, Spine rebound in expertly tooled calfskin, hinges reinforced, Volume 2 1773, first edition, previous owner's signaures from 1825 and 1839 Timothy W. Fiske, U. S. Navy, water damage to back pages, all maps and engravings present in very good condition, [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Dell'epidemica mortalità de' gelsi e della cura, e coltivazione loro. Trattato.

      Presso Righetti Bartolomeo, Salò 1773 - In-4 (270 x 200mm.), pp. CXCI, (1 bianca). Legatura in mezza pergamena coeva, titolo in oro su tassello in marocchino porpora al dorso. Frontespizio in rosso e nero, illustrazione calcografica al frontespizio, altra calcografia araldica a c. 3. Capilettera incisi. Ottimo esemplare. Seconda elegantissima edizione salodiana di questo importante trattato, premiato con la medaglia d'oro dal governo veneto per avere espresso efficaci misure di prevenzione e cura di una grave malattia dei gelsi che funestò le piantagioni venete già intorno al 1757. Uno dei più importanti manuali di coltivazione dei gelseti. Bibliogr.: Niccoli, p. 122. Lastri, pp. 3-4. Taccolini, 308. Re, 1802: «descrive assai bene questa malattia, ne va esaminando le cagioni, indi si diffonde a ragionare con molta intelligenza della coltivazione migliore di questi alberi». [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Drei schlafende Putten.

      . Rote Kreide, mit 3facher roter Kreidelinie umrandet, auf Bütten mit Fragment des Wasserzeichens: großes Lilienwappen, links unten monogrammiert und datiert "J.L.E.M. 1773". 22,5:18,2 cm. Bei der Vorlage zu dieser reizvollen Zeichnung könnte es sich um eine Arbeit von Francois Boucher handeln. Provenienz: Aus dem Nachlaß der Familie Morgenstern; Frankfurter Privatbesitz.. Johann Ludwig Ernst Morgenstern war Schüler seines Vaters, des Porträtmalers Johann Christian Morgenstern (1697-1767). 1766-1768 studierte er an der Akademie in Salzdahlum unter Ludwig Wilhelm Busch (1703-1772), dem Inspektor der dortigen Gemäldegalerie. In dieser Zeit betätigte sich Morgenstern als Pferde- und Schlachtenmaler in der Art des Georg Philipp Rugendas (1701-1774). Es folgte 1768 ein kurzer Aufenthalt in Hamburg als Restaurator bei einem Gemäldehändler. Er fertigte sich Kopien sämtlicher von ihm restaurierten Gemälde fremder Meister an, wodurch er sich einen reichen Motivschatz sicherte. 1769 arbeitete er in Frankfurt bei Christian Georg Schütz d.Ä. (1718-1791), dessen Landschaftsbilder Morgenstern mit Figuren staffierte. Auf Einladung der Witwe des des Hessen-Darmstädtischen Hofmalers Johann Conrad Seekatz (1719-1768) kam Morgenstern im Mai 1770 in die Residenzstadt, wo er bis Ende Juli 1772 lebte um im Atelier Seekatz' dessen Gemälde kopierte. Seitdem blieb er in Frankfurt ansässig. Danach wechselte er in den Großbetrieb des Malers, Kupferstechers und Kunsthändlers Johann Andreas Benjamin Nothnagel (1729-1804). Morgenstern beschäftigte sich hauptsächlich als Architekturmaler, wobei er sich die Niederländer des 17. Jahrhunderts zum Vorbild nahm, und gehörte zu den Frankfurter Künstlern, die in der Gemäldesammlung von Goethes Vater vertreten waren. Goethe und seine Schwester Cornelia erhielten bei ihm Zeichenunterricht. Goethe erwähnt Morgenstern im Achten Buch von "Dichtung und Wahrheit".

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        Etat Actuel de l'Art et de la Science Militaire a la Chine: Tire des Livres Militaires des Chinois Avec Diverses Observations sur l'etendue & les bornes de connoissances militaires chez les Europeens

      London & Paris: Didot. Very Good. 1773. Nine engraved plates on seven heavy-stock folding sheets. Front fly reattached. Cordier 1555. Bound in nineteenth century mulberry cloth.; Octodecimo (4 x 6.5 inches); 288 pages .

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        Complete set of the three voyages and two related works

      London: W. Strahan and T. Cadell [and others],, 1773-1785. 11 volumes, quarto (286 × 226 mm). Uniformly bound in contemporary tree calf neatly rebacked in sheepskin, gilt lettered spines, gilt Greek-key border on sides. green linen inner hinges. All charts, plates and portraits as called-for in all volumes. From the library of the American politician William Freeman Vilas (1840-1908), successively Postmaster General and Secretary of the Interior, with his armorial bookplate in each volume. Hole through the Straits of Magellan map in volume I skilfully repaired, some general browning, scattered foxing and spotting, otherwise a good complete set First edition of the second voyage, second and best edition of the first voyage and second edition of the third voyage. The separate atlas to the third voyage is not present but its charts and plates have been bound into the text volumes and are all present. HAWKESWORTH, John. An Account of the Voyages undertaken by the Order of His Present Majesty for Making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere. 3 volumes, quarto. London: W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1773. "Second and best edition, generally preferred to the first as it is complete with the chart of the Straits of Magellan and the List of Plates (missing in many copies of the first edition and contains some extra material in the form of a new preface in which Hawkesworth replies to the charges of poor editing made against him by Dalrymple" (Hordern House, Parks Cook Collection). COOK, 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. London: W. Strahan and T. Cadell. 1777. 2 volumes, quarto. COOK, James, & James King. A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean. London: G. Nicol and T. Cadell, 1785. 3 volumes, quarto. In addition, bound uniformly with the Cook set are first editions of two important works related directly to these voyages: FORSTER, George. A Voyage Round the World in his Britannic Majesty's Sloop, Resolution, Commanded by Capt. James Cook, during the years 1772, 3, 4 and 5. London: B. White, J. Robson, P. Elmsly, G. Robinson, 1777. 2 volumes, quarto. "This account was published some months before Cook's account of his second voyage" (Beddie) and is "an important and necessary addition to Cook's voyages" (Hill). FORSTER, John Reinold. Observations made during a Voyage Round the World. London: G. Robinson, 1778. Quarto. "The first botanical work to be published from Captain Cook's second voyage to the South Pacific (1772-1775) and it is important to the history and science of botany, as it contains large numbers of new generic and specific names relating to the plants of Australasia and Polynesia... it has been said to be the foundation of our knowledge of New Zealand, Antarctic, and Polynesian vegetation" (Hill). "Captain Cook's three great voyages form the basis for any collection of Pacific books. In three voyages Cook did more to clarify the geographical knowledge of the southern hemisphere than all his predecessors together had done. He was the first really scientific navigator and his voyages made great contributions to many fields of knowledge" (Hill 358).

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        A Kangaroo in New Zealand in The London Magazine or Gentleman's Monthly Intelligencer Vol. XLII for the Year 1773

      London:: Printed for R. Baldwin at the Rose,. 1773.. First printing. Hardcover. Very good condition. The complete year 1773, with a plate of New Zealand (p368) which includes a kangaroo ; the plate is titled 'Hippa, or Place of Retreat on an Arch'd Rock in New Zealand, with a War Canoe: & a Non Descript Animal of New Holland'. The kangaroo, after George Stubbs, appears at the extreme left, his head turned to the right in the direction of the war canoe. An additional plate (p320) showing Australian Aborigines, titled "Two Natives of New Holland Advancing to Combat" an image after Parkinson. The engraving is based on the drawing by Sydney Parkinson done in 1770 and published posthumously and is regarded as the earliest known portrayal of the aborigine by a European. The right side of this plate with another illustration titled 'New Zealand Warrior in his proper dress & armour'. Includes an account of the transportation to the American colonies of one Sarah Wilson, maid of honor to Queen Charlotte, wife of George III. Wilson stole jewels and other items from the Queen; she was tried, convicted and sentenced to die, a sentence which was changed to transportation to the colonies. She arrived in Maryland in 1771 and was sold off. But Wilson escaped, and using some of the items she had stolen, traveled the colonies posing as a British aristocrat. She used a number of aliases including Princess Susannah Carolina Matilda (sister to the Queen). (p311). The Providence, Rhode Island Gazette & Country Journal (Jan. 1774), said of Wilson that [she] ?"is the most surprising genius of the female sex that was ever obliged to visit America.?" 8vo, 657pp, Index [15]. Three quarter black calf and marbled boards. A bit rubbed at corners and spine. Frontispiece damaged, with loss of the top outer quarter, otherwise very good. Not recorded in Trove.

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        Duetti, Terzetti, Quintetti, Sesetti, ed Alcuni Chori Delle Opere. Volume I[-IV]. [Full score]

      Berlino e KÂœnigsberga: Giorgio Giacomo Decker e Gottlieb Leberecht Hartung. 1773 (Vols. I and II), 1774 (Vols. III and IV). Four volumes bound in three (volumes III and IV bound together). Tall folio. Early green half vellum with dark blue paper boards with uniform large printed labels to upper: "Abonnement de Lecture de Musique" with terms of subscription, smaller circular blank label to upper left corner of uppers. Typeset. With text underlay in Italian and text in Italian, German and French at the conclusion of each piece. Occasional decorative woodcut tailpieces. Decorative labels of Lemoine ainé to upper left corner of front pastedowns. Most pieces with contemporary manuscript attribution to Graun at upper left corner of first page of music with the exception of the "Duetto dell' opera Lucio Papirio" (pp. 42-49) and the "Duetto dell' opera Demofoonte" (pp. 57-69), ascribed to Caldara, although Graun did, in fact, write operas with these titles; and the "Duetto dell' opera Catone in Utica" (pp. 21-29), ascribed to Leo, although Graun wrote an opera with this title as well. The only work not in Graun's Grove works list is Alessandro nelle Indie, from which there is a "Duetto" (pp. 30-41); there is also a "Duetto della Pastorale" (pp. 82-90) with an illegible pencilled attribution. The first two pieces in the volume carry no attribution but are from works with titles of those written by Graun. Contains a total of 33 duets, 9 trios, 2 sextets and 9 choruses from 27 operas. Vol. I [duets]: 1f. (title), [iv] (preface in Italian), [ii] (preface in French), [ii] (preface in German), 183, [i] (blank) pp. Contains excepts from the following operas (listed in the order in which they appear in the volume): Rodelinda Cleopatra e Cesare Artaserse Catone in Utica Alessandro nelle Indie Lucio Papirio Adriano Demofoonte Le Feste Galanti Duetto della Pastorale Cinna L'Europa Galante Ifigenia Angelica e Medoro Coriolano Vol. II [duets]: 1f. (title), [viii] (biography of Graun in Italian, [vi] (biography in French), [vi] (biography in German), pp. 185-368. Contains excerpts from the following operas: Fetonte Armida Britannico Orfeo Il Giudizio di Paride Mitridate Silla Semiramide Montezuma Ezio Vol. III [duets, trios, sextets]: 1f. (title), [x] (synopses of Graun's operas in Italian), [vi] (synopses in French), [vi] (synopses in German), 369-92 (duets), 293-531 (trios), 532-556 (sextets) pp. Contains excerpts from the following operas: I Fratelli Nemici Merope Cinna Ifigenia Angelica e Medoro Mitridate Armida Orfeo Giudicio di Paride Silla Semiramide Cleopatra e Cesare Artaserse Vol. IV [choruses]: 1f. (title), 91, [i] (errata list for all four volumes) pp. Early manuscript annotation to lower right corner of p. 73. Contains excerpts from the following operas: Cleopatra Artaserse Cinna Ifigenia Catone Europa Galante Britannico Silla Coriolano From the collection of André Meyer, Paris. Bindings somewhat worn, rubbed and bumped; some cockling; label to upper board of Vol. II mostly lacking; spine labels defective. Light uniform browning, heavier to some leaves; occasional foxing and staining; dampstaining with light purple cast to final leaves of Vol. I; some mispagination (Vol. II: p. 255 mispaginated "552"; pp. 285-88 mispaginated "283-86"; p. 353 mispaginated "335"; Vol. III: p. 544 mispaginated "339"); manuscript annotation to Vol. IV trimmed; other minor defects. Quite a good copy overall. . First Edition. OCLC 68262498. Hoboken 16, 105 (Vol. I only; see also plate 21). RISM G3570. All three versions of the preface to Vol. I are dated "Berlin, at the time of the Easter fair" (in the respective language). The title pages differ only in the year. The address of Lemoine ainé given on the various labels, Rue Dauphine no. 32, was valid from 1822 to 1831. Devriès-Lesure II, 276. Edited by the noted composer, musician and theorist Johann Philipp Kirnberger (1721-83). "Graun's high reputation among his contemporaries as an opera and instrumental composer was eclipsed from the 1750s by the public success of his two late sacred works. His operatic style, which followed the Italian tradition of the 1720s and 30s, was overshadowed by that of Jommelli, Piccinni, J.C. Bach and other composers of opera seria, and reform of the Berlin tragedia per musica was almost overtaken by experiments taking place in Parma, Vienna and Mannheim..." "Graun's operatic music remains largely unexplored, particularly its stylistic relationship to that of Hasse. J.A. Scheibe (Der critische Musikus, Leipzig, 1738–40/R, pp.766–7) was of the opinion that Graun's Rodelinda and Cleopatra e Cesare, together with Hasse's La clemenza di Tito (all performed in Berlin between 1741 and 1743) represented a peak of musical achievement in Germany. Scheibe and others noted not only the technical quality of Graun's music but also its expressiveness, in particular its use of appropriate affects. " Christoph Henzel in Grove online The publishers Giorgio Giacomo Decker and Gottlieb Leberecht Hartung were not known as music publishers. RISM records only eight examples of musical imprints issued by Hartung of which three were published by Decker and Hartung together. One of these, Carl David Stegmann's Der Kaufmann von Smirna Eine komische Operette in einem Aufzuge, Berlin, 1773 (RISM S4749), was published in association with Bernhard Christoph Breitkopf & Sohn. This association possibly explains the similarity between the printing and appearance of the present volumes to Breitkopf's imprints of the period. Decker and Hartung also issued Kirnberg's Die wahren Grundsätze zum Gebrauch der Harmonie in 1773. The present, rather impressive, publication was a very significant undertaking and it is curious that, if Breitkopf were, indeed, closely associated with it, that the firm's name does not appear anywhere within the publication. The only significant 18th century publication of Graun's operatic music. A monumental collection. The Meyer collection, formed over a period of some 75 years, was one of the most important collections of printed music, musical autographs, and books on music of the 20th century.

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        A Kangaroo in New Zealand in The London Magazine or Gentleman's Monthly Intelligencer Vol. XLII for the Year 1773.

      Printed for R. Baldwin at the Rose,, London: 1773 - The complete year 1773, with a plate of New Zealand (p368) which includes a kangaroo ; the plate is titled 'Hippa, or Place of Retreat on an Arch'd Rock in New Zealand, with a War Canoe: & a Non Descript Animal of New Holland'. The kangaroo, after George Stubbs, appears at the extreme left, his head turned to the right in the direction of the war canoe. An additional plate (p320) showing Australian Aborigines, titled "Two Natives of New Holland Advancing to Combat" an image after Parkinson. The engraving is based on the drawing by Sydney Parkinson done in 1770 and published posthumously and is regarded as the earliest known portrayal of the aborigine by a European. The right side of this plate with another illustration titled 'New Zealand Warrior in his proper dress & armour'. Includes an account of the transportation to the American colonies of one Sarah Wilson, maid of honor to Queen Charlotte, wife of George III. Wilson stole jewels and other items from the Queen; she was tried, convicted and sentenced to die, a sentence which was changed to transportation to the colonies. She arrived in Maryland in 1771 and was sold off. But Wilson escaped, and using some of the items she had stolen, traveled the colonies posing as a British aristocrat. She used a number of aliases including Princess Susannah Carolina Matilda (sister to the Queen). (p311). The Providence, Rhode Island Gazette & Country Journal (Jan. 1774), said of Wilson that [she] "is the most surprising genius of the female sex that was ever obliged to visit America." 8vo, 657pp, Index [15]. Three quarter black calf and marbled boards. A bit rubbed at corners and spine. Frontispiece damaged, with loss of the top outer quarter, otherwise very good. Not recorded in Trove. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Anweisung wie man eine Baumschule von Obstbäumen im Großen anlegen und gehörig unterhalten solle. Nebst einer Vorrede vom Nutzen der großen Baumschule und Bepflanzung der Heerstraßen mit Obstbäumen.

      Johann Christian Hendel,, Halle, 1773 - Halle, Johann Christian Hendel, 1773. 20,5 cm. Gest. Frontispiz, Tbl., 202 S., 1 Bl. Mit 3 gef. Kupfertafeln und einem Kupfer und einigen Vignetten im Text. Neuer Pappband (Hardcover) im Stil der Zeit. Gut. Seiten teils etwas angefleckt. Frontispiz mit geglätteten Knicken. Bezeichnung des Autors auf Titel von alter Hand. Zweite, mit einer neuen und vollständigen Beschreibung der vornehmsten Obstsorten, wie auch mit einigen Kupfern vermehrte Auflage. Der Verfasser war Pastor in den Orten Hamersleben und Gunsleben im Fürstentum Halberstadt. Das Frontispiz von J.D. Philipp, geb. Sysang zeigt eine Gärtnerin und einen Gärtner beim Veredeln vor Baumschulpflanzungen. Das Buch konzentriert sich auf das Baumschulwesen als solches, die Techniken der Veredelung und Anzucht werden vorausgesetzt. Besonders interessant die Kalkulationen zur Wirtschaftlichkeit, heute würde man hierzu Businesspläne sagen. AdB 24,2,560; Dochnahl 69, Enslin/Engelmann 126. Sprache: deu Gut. Seiten teils etwas angefleckt. Frontispiz mit geglätteten Knicken. Bezeichnung des Autors auf Titel von alter Hand. Neuer Pappband (Hardcover) im Stil der Zeit. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Systême Social Ou principes naturels de la morale et de la politique Avec un examen de l'influence du gouvernement sur les moeurs Tome premier [- second, troisième]

      'Londres', [i.e. Amsterdam, M.M. Rey], 1773. 3 vols., 8vo., viii + 218 + (2) and (4) + 174 + (2) and (4) + 166 + (2)pp., including the half-titles, faint old ink stamp of a French institute on lower margin of title pages, uniformly bound in handsome French calf, the spines ornately and beautifully gilt with double morocco labels gilt, all edges red, marbled endpapers. A fine, crisp, set in a choice 18th century French binding. First editions. Vercruysse 1773-A4. Kress S.4739. Goldsmiths 10952. Einaudi 2911. Higgs 5873. Not in Mattioli. Holbach was the foremost exponent of atheistic materialism and the most intransigent polemicist against religion in the Enlightenment. Systême Social> may be viewed as a modified extension of Holbach's Systême de la nature>. In the Systême Social,> he focused his attention on national problems, exploring his ethical and political views in an attempt to develop a system of morality in place of the one he had so fiercely attacked. 'He rejected revolution as a solution to political problems, [declaring] that revolution is worse than the disease which it is supposed to cure' [Copleston, A History of Philosophy> IV, p.50].

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