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

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

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

      London: printed for Stanfield Parkinson, 1773. Free from the heavy offsetting typical of this book. Quarto, with frontispiece portrait, a map and 26 plates; a large copy with ample margins, fine in contemporary full polished calf with original gilt lettered red morocco label. First edition: an exceptionally fine copy from the library of Perthshire estate Meikleour House, with bookplate and manuscript shelf notation to the front endpaper.This is the most handsome of the unofficial accounts of Cook's first voyage. Engaged by Banks as botanical artist on the Endeavour, Parkinson produced an enormous number of magnificent botanical and natural history drawings of Tahiti, New Zealand and Australia. At the end of the voyage, en route from Batavia to the Cape of Good Hope, he died of a fever.His manuscripts and drawings became a matter of dispute: Banks considered that they were his, while Parkinson's brother Stanfield claimed them under the provisions of his brother's will. When Hawkesworth learned of the impending publication of this work, he got an injunction to delay its appearance until some time after his official account, and retaliated by deliberately omitting Parkinson's name from the narrative: even the botanical illustrations in the official account have no credit to the artist.Parkinson himself was responsible for the original drawings for twenty-three of the twenty-seven plates here. His original artwork and these engravings made from it are one of the chief visual sources for Cook's first voyage, and one of the first views European observers had of such South Pacific scenes. Parkinson's journal also has some of the earliest natural history observations on the region, and contains the first published use of the word kangaroo (as "kangooroo", p. 149).

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

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

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

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

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        Tobias von seinem Weibe verspottet.

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

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

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

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        Eigenh. Albumblatt mit U.

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

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        An account of the voyages undertaken by the order of his present majesty for making discoveries in the Southern hemisphere, and successively performed by Commodore Byron, Captain Carteret, Captain Wallis and Captain Cook, in the Dolphin, the Swallow, and the Endeavour. Drawn up from the journals which were kept by the several commanders, and from the papers of Joseph Banks.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Chymie expérimentale et raisonnée Avec des Vignettes & des Figures en taille-douce. (3 vol.)

      Chez P. Franç. Didot le jeune, Paris 1773 - Trois volumes in-8. Pleine basane. Dos cinq nerfs ornés. Titres et tomaisons sur pièces de cuir. Tranches rouge. (ff. 160 + 482 pages ; 671 pages ; 704 pages). Frontispice au premier tome + 12 planches dépliantes. Pièce de papier avec numéro collé sur caisson inférieur dos T.2 & 3. Coiffes arasées avec manques T.1 & 3. Coins émoussés (Tome 1 coin cassé). Chants frottés avec manques. Plats frottés, griffés, tâchés. Tranches tâchées. Quelques pages tâchées dans la marge sans incidence sur le texte. Rousseurs éparses. Intérieur assez frais dans l'ensemble. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Charles City, Va, 1773. Expertly repaired at fold separations, affecting about ten words of text. Very good. In a half morocco and cloth folding case, spine gilt. An outstanding, early, and lengthy Thomas Jefferson letter, written in the immediate aftermath of the death of his wife's father, John Wayles, and seeking to settle the outstanding debts of the Wayles estate. Jefferson's early experience with indebtedness, and specifically with the inherited debt of the Wayles estate, colored his thinking about debt - both personal and public - throughout his life. Dumas Malone writes of the impact of the Wayles estate and its debt on Jefferson: "Here also is the personal background for the philosophy of economy and hostility to debt which he voiced in public life, both as Secretary of State and President. The whole of his later life was colored by the fateful Wayles inheritance, which first enriched and then impoverished him." As Jefferson famously wrote James Madison in a letter of September 6, 1789, no doubt with the ongoing dissolution of the debts of John Wayles firmly on his mind: "The question whether one generation of men has a right to bind another...is a question of such consequences as not only to merit decision, but place also, among the fundamental principles of every government...I set out on this ground, which I suppose to be self-evident, that the earth belongs in usufruct to the living." This is one of the earliest and most substantial Jefferson letters that we have seen on the market. Its interest is heightened by the fact that it involves the young Thomas Jefferson (then only thirty years old) dealing with the legacy of his father-in-law, John Wayles. The relationship between Jefferson and Wayles lasted long beyond Wayles' death in 1773. Jefferson married Wayles' oldest daughter, Martha, in 1772, and the marriage brought Jefferson land wealth and currency debt. When John Wayles died some eighteen months after Jefferson's marriage to Martha Wayles, Jefferson and two of his brothers-in-law, Francis Eppes and Henry Skipwith, became the executors of the Wayles estate. The present letter was written at the beginning of that process, which was not completely resolved for decades. Jefferson inherited (through his wife) more than 11,000 acres of land upon the death of his father-in-law, doubling his own estate, and adding more than 100 slaves. Some of this land Jefferson kept, including Poplar Forest, on which he built his second home, as a retreat from the constant stream of visitors at Monticello. Taking on debt and selling land in order to pay for it was a common theme in Jefferson's life, from before his marriage into his retirement years. This process was expanded by the responsibility for the John Wayles debt. Among the slaves Jefferson inherited from his father-in- law were members of the Hemings family, including Sally Hemings, who was the daughter of John Wayles by his slave mistress, Elizabeth Hemings. Martha Jefferson died in 1782, at the young age of thirty-three. A few years later Thomas Jefferson would take Sally Hemings, his deceased wife's half-sister, as his own slave mistress, fathering several children with her and adding another aspect to the complicated relationship between Thomas Jefferson and John Wayles. This letter is written to Wayles' primary creditors, the English merchant firm of Farrell and Jones. John Wayles' relationship with the Bristol-based firm was complicated and deep. As a Virginia tobacco farmer he was one of a number of tidewater planters who relied on the British merchants to market and sell their tobacco. Wayles' relationship with the firm went beyond the mere receipt of credit for tobacco, however. He was also the attorney for Farrell and Jones in the colony, and was responsible for collecting debts owed to the firm by his fellow Virginians. Moreover, a considerable part of Wayles' debt to Farrell and Jones was over the consignment of more than 400 slaves that Wayles and his partner, Richard Randolph, hoped to sell in Virginia. Jefferson and the other executors were greatly hindered by the fact that many of the slaves, sent to Virginia the previous fall on the ship Prince of Wales, remained unsold. Furthermore, Richard Randolph could not collect the bonds of the Virginia planters and slave dealers who had in fact bought some of those slaves. The letter is a long and detailed account by Jefferson of the current state of the Wayles estate, his efforts to liquidate portions of it, and the prospects for the payment of John Wayles' outstanding debt to Farrell and Jones. We relate here some of its significant aspects. Jefferson begins by assuring Farrell and Jones of Wayles' intention, voiced even on his deathbed, to settle his debts to the firm: "Gent. Your favors of April 23, 1773 came to hand a few days after the death of Mr. Wayles an event of which I doubt not Mr. Evans [a Farrell and Jones agent] has before this advised you. We are assured that you sympathize on this occasion with his family and friends here, as a correspondence kept up, and we hope approved thro' a long course of years must have produced on your part some degree of that friendship which we know him to have expressed and felt for you. The favors received at your hands he spoke of with particular warmth to the hour of his death, a very few days before which he added a codicil to his will almost solely to secure to you a proper return. The words of it, relating to yourselves, are as follows, 'Messieurs Farrell and Jones have on every occasion acted in a most generous manner to me. I shall therefore make every grateful return in my power. I therefore direct that my estate be kept together and the whole tobacco made thereon be shipped unto the said Farrell and Jones of Bristol until his debt and interest shall be fully and completely paid and satisfied: unless my children should find it to their interest to pay and satisfy the same in a manner that may be agreeable to the said Farrell and Jones.'" Jefferson continues: "On his death the settlement of his affairs devolve together with his estate on his three daughters, all of whom are married, the eldest to myself, the second to Mr. Francis Eppes, and the youngest to Mr. Henry Skipwith; and we can assure you with truth that we enter on the transactions of his estate with every friendly and grateful disposition towards you, fully purposing to exert every effort for the paiment [sic] of your debt, and to touch no shilling of the estate till that be accomplished." Jefferson goes on to write that he and the executors are surprised by the size of the debt to Farrell and Jones, and that they will consign future tobacco crops to the firm in an effort to pay the debt. However, he writes that tobacco alone will not settle the debt, and that they will need to sell some of the Wayles lands, but that these lands are generally of low value. Jefferson then describes the plight in which he, Eppes, and Skipwith find themselves - the situation in Virginia being so unsettled that they are having difficulty collecting debts owed to them, while at the same time having to pay their own debts in a timely fashion. He writes: "There is indeed another circumstance necessary to be mentioned here. We estimate that the debts due to the estate in the country are much about equal to the country demands against it. But as the former are in a great measure unsettled, and indeed as yet unknown to us, our debtors take advantage of the delay which will necessarily attend the settlement of our accounts against them, and withhold the monies due to us; whilst those to whom we owe, are ready and pressing to have their demands answered." Jefferson writes that as a result they may have to borrow even more money from Farrell and Jones. He lists some of his creditors, so that the firm is aware of them. Among these are "Thomas Waller of London Bookseller" to whom is owed some £200 sterling. Jefferson devotes an entire paragraph to a discussion of the debt owed on the consignment of more than 400 slaves, ordered by John Wayles and Richard Randolph and delivered to Virginia the previous fall. He writes: "The Guinea consignment you were so kind as to engage the last year for Messieurs Wayles and Randolph becomes a matter of serious attention. Two courts have now passed at which considerable sums should have been paid, yet little is done, and at so low an ebb is the circulating money of this colony at present that the business of a collector is of all the others the most subject to disappointments. That you should suffer no inconvenience in a matter which in no way could have brought you advantage we should think peculiarly hard, and therefore shall do every thing to guard against it. For this purpose the activity of Mr. Skipwith will be called to our assistance who is in that season and situation of life best equal to the task. He will act in this matter in concert with Colo. Richard Randolph and we think we may expect from his efforts whatever the times will admit." This entire passage is underscored in manuscript, showing the attention that Jefferson wanted to draw to this particular aspect of the Wayles debt. Shortly after he wrote this letter Jefferson, along with the co-executors of the Wayles estate, attempted to sell large tracts of Wayles' land. A notice in the VIRGINIA GAZETTE of July 15, 1773 announced the sale of some 5,420 acres of land in Cumberland, Goochland, and Charles City counties from "the estate of the late John Wayles." Two months later, on September 9, another advertisement was placed in the GAZETTE, again offering much of the same land for sale (for this notice and the previous notice, see PAPERS OF THOMAS JEFFERSON, Volume 1, cited below). Both advertisements were signed in print by Jefferson and by his brothers-in-law (and co-executors), Francis Eppes and Henry Skipwith, and payment was offered on liberal time terms. Ultimately Jefferson personally sold some 6000 acres of land to try to settle his proportionate share of the Wayles debt. These transactions did not, however, settle the Wayles estate. Jefferson and his co-executors did not get cash for the lands they sold, cash being in very short supply in Revolutionary-era Virginia. Rather, they accepted notes for the land against future payments. The English creditors, however, would not accept the notes as payment for the debts, so although Jefferson had covered the debts, they were not actually paid. These notes were later paid to Jefferson with badly depreciated money during and after the Revolution, and Jefferson was therefore forced to pay the Wayles debt all over again. In all, Jefferson wrestled with the Wayles debt for nearly three decades, and had to pay not only the principal, but decades worth of accumulated interest. He paid these monies by selling land, his crops (primarily tobacco), and slaves. This letter was unknown to the PAPERS OF THOMAS JEFFERSON project when the first volume in their series was published in 1950, but they did include it in their Volume 15, which contains a supplement printing previously unlocated letters from 1772 to 1790, including a series of letters relating to the estate of John Wayles. The present letter is the longest and most consequential letter by Jefferson included therein. This letter is not written in Jefferson's hand, though it is signed by him on the fourth page, and the internal address at the bottom of the fourth page is also written in his hand. The copy of the letter used by the Jefferson Papers, found in the United States Circuit Court files in the Virginia State Library, is also not written in Jefferson's hand. Jefferson apparently wrote an original draft of the letter, and then had an assistant make copies, which he signed. This letter is accompanied by a manuscript list, titled in Jefferson's hand, "Invoice of goods to be sent to the Executors of John Wayles," and signed by him. Jefferson refers to this list in the letter to Farrell and Jones as "such British goods as will be necessary for the use of the plantation." The list consists of twelve lines of text, in the same clerical hand as the letter, listing goods that Jefferson is requesting be sent to him in Virginia, including "50 sacks of salt," "six frying pans," "Dutch blankets," and a variety of thread, yarn, hose, and other linen goods. An outstanding Thomas Jefferson letter, written at the outset of a financial responsibility that would burden him for decades, and which would influence his thinking about personal and public debt. Jefferson inherited lands and slaves (including the Hemings family) from his father-in-law, and had to sell land and slaves to settle the debt, making this letter deeply illustrative of the tangled relationship Jefferson had with his father-in- law, John Wayles.

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        REGLEMENT CONCERNANT LES GENS DE COULEUR LIBRES. EXTRAIT DES REGISTRES DU CONSEIL SUPERIEUR DU PORT-AU-PRINCE

      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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        NACHRICHTEN VON DER AMERIKANISCHEN HALBINSEL CALIFORNIEN: MIT EINEM ZWEYFACHEN ANHANG FALSCHER NACHRICHTEN

      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: "...it 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.

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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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        Mémoires critiques et historiques sur plusieurs points d'antiquités militaires par Charles Guischard, nommé Quintus Icilius,

      Berlin: Haude et Spener, 1773 - Quarto (256 × 200 mm). Contemporary sprinkled calf, red morocco label to the spine, compartments richly gilt, foliate gilt edge-roll, edges stained green. 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. 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. 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. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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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        C. CRISPUS SALLUSTIUS; ET L. ANNAEUS FLORUS - Fore-Edge Painting

      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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        Reglement Concernant Les Gens de Couleur Libres. Extrait des Registres du Conseil Superieur du Port-au-Prince

      chez Guillot, Port-au-Prince 1773 - 4pp. Single folded sheet. Old fold, short tear along vertical fold. Rules for Freed Slaves and Free "Men of Color" 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 St. 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 St. Dominigue, 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 Francois "as early as 1765, and probably several years preceding," but we locate a single imprint at the Library Company dated 1752. In the period 1769-1773 a printer named Guillot evidently operated presses in both Port-au-Prince and Cap Francais 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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        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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        COOK'S VOYAGES -- COMPLETE SET WITH ATLAS (9 Volumes)

      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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