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2020-08-12 08:26:06
1774. JEMEN: Kst.- Karte, v. von Gustav Conrad Lotter n. Niebuhr bei Tob. Conrad Lotter, 'Terrae Yemen maxima pars ... Mit altem Flächenkolorit, dat. 1774, 56 x 36,5 (H) Oben links die Titelkartusche. Die seltene Karte zeigt den Yemen. Gustav Conrad Lotter ( 1746 - 1776 ) war der Sohn von Tobias Conrad Lotter. Artikelnummer: 316707.
Bookseller: Antiquariat Clemens Paulusch GmbH (cpaulusch) [10178, Germany]
2020-08-12 03:14:02
1774 Holy Bible Old & New Testament Oxford T Wright W Gill Scarce 12mo Edition 1774 The Holy Bible Containing The Old Testament & New Testament Out of The Original Tongues & with The Former Translations Measures Approx. - 5 1/2" high x 3" wide x 7/8" thick Weight Approx - 5.27 ounces Condition - Excellent Very Good for it history and age Please see photograph's for condition Leather hardcover Holy Bible, front cover has come undone (binding needs to be restored) paper in good condition (only foxing or other is on the back cover pages).
Bookseller: frenmer1 [Wyandanch, New York, United States]
2020-08-11 22:38:03
1774. WELTKARTE ( World ): Kst.- Karte, v. Zuliani b. A. Zatta, 'Il Mappamondo o sia descrizione generale del Globo', mit altem Grenzkolorit, dat. 1774, 22,3 x 30 Portinaro - Knirsch, The cartography of North America, S. 258. - Weltkarte in 2 Hemisphären mit altkolor. Kartusche. In den Ecken altkolor. Allegorien auf die vier Erdteile und 2 astronom. Darstellungen in der Mitte. Artikelnummer: 76771.
Bookseller: Antiquariat Clemens Paulusch GmbH (cpaulusch) [10178, Germany]
2020-08-11 11:54:49
[BOWYER, William]
London: W. Bowyer & J. Nichols, 1774 and 1776 and 1781. First Edition. Hardcover. Scattered foxing, small piece of blank upper corner of first title torn off. Neat repairs to leather with some edgewear. Very Good. Three small quarto (5-1/4" x 8-1/4") volumes bound in one in contemporary calf with later rebacking in lighter leather and new endpapers; xvi, 144; viii, 145-183; [1], [2], 179-300 pages. Consists of abridgments of Middleton's DISSERTATION CONCERNING THE ORIGIN OF PRINTING IN ENGLAND and Meerman's ORIGINES TYPOGRAPHICAE. Edited by William Bowyer and John Nichols. Bound with the 1776 AN APPENDIX TO THE FIRST EDITION OF THE ORIGIN OF PRINTING as well as the 1781 SUPPLEMENT TO THE ORIGIN OF PRINTING. An exploration of 15th century printing in England and elsewhere. With rather early annotations in an unidentified hand throughout the text and including four full pages of notes on the original endpapers. The final leaf of ads in the first volume not bound in but all else present. Bigmore & Wyman in BIBLIOGRAPHY OF PRINTING, pages 74-75, in regard to the 1776 Supplement state: "This appears to have been issued in order that possessors of the first edition of 'The Origin of Printing' might have the benefit of the annotators researches during the two years that elapsed before the publication of the second edition.... The unsold copies of the second edition were issued with a new title-page and 'Supplement to the Origin of Printing,' paged 176-300, in 1781." [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Charles Agvent, ABAA [United States]
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2020-08-09 07:11:05
Volpato Giovanni (1735-1803)
1774. Incisione originale su rame (cm. 69x48 più ampi margini bianchi) da un disegno di Francesco Panini, pubblicata dalla Calcografia della Reverenda Camera Apostolica. Carta con filigrana. Lievissima ed uniforme brunitura, ma esemplare in ottimo stato di conservazione. Rara.
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Ex Libris s.r.l. [Italy]
2020-08-08 14:18:05
1774. Recent beautiful rebind. Probably the nicest set value wise currently available. W. Bowyer and J. Nichols, London , first edition, two volumes 1774.Recently rebound in Burgundy leather with matching cloth. The essential starting point for any historical study of Dorset. Vol 1 has the called for large folding map, With a copy of Domesday book and the Inquisitio Gheldi for the county: interspersed with some remarkable particulars on history and natural history, views of antiquities, seats of the nobility and gentry. Hutchin`s history was sadly incomplete at his death,with the efforts of Richard Gough and William Cuming (a family friend and Dorchester physician), it was finally published in 1774. Surprisingly clean bearing in mind the age of this splendid set,the pages show nigh on no offsetting /foxing , some mild yellowing by way of age, page edges are discoloured by way of age. Inspection and or collection encouraged. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: 743643 [Poole, United Kingdom]
2020-08-08 09:56:04
Thomas Pennant
London: Printed by W. Eyres; John Monk; Benj. White, 1774. Complete and in very good condition. A Tour in Scotland MDCCLXIX [WITH} A Tour in Scotland, and a Voyage to the Hebrides MDCCLXXII [WITH} A Tour in Scotland MDCCLXXII. Part II [three volumes, complete] Printed by W. Eyres; John Monk; Benj. White, Warrington; Chester; London, 1774. Volume I is third edition, the others first. 1774, 1774, 1776 respectively. Contemporary full calf, xiii, [i], 388; viii, 379, [i]; iv, 481, [1 - errata]. With engraved vignettes to title pages to all 3 volumes; Vol. I: 21 copper engraved plates; Vol. II: 44 copper engraved plates; Vol. III: Large fold-out map plus 47 copper engraved plates; CONDITION A lovely set in contemporary calf bindings. All bindings are in good condition with the boards holding firmly to all three volumes. Original endpapers are in good condition. All contents present to all three volumes, all plates and map accounted for. Pages in lovely clean condition throughout the set and all plates are in lovely fresh clean condition. Overall a very good complete set. Thomas Pennant's 1769 journey through Scotland was the first of his Tours to be published. His Tour in Scotland 1769, described the course of his journey from Edinburgh to the highlands and then back. Pennant's first tour was motivated by natural curiosity and interest in British zoology, as he stated: "After publishing three volumes of the Zoology of Great Britain, found out that to be able to speak with more precision of the subjects I treated of, it was far more prudent to visit the whole than part of my coun … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Gently Mad (the_gently_mad) [Edinburgh, Edinburgh (City of), United Kingdom]
2020-08-07 22:12:59
BOWYER, William]
W. Bowyer & J. Nichols 1774 and 1776 and 1781, London. Three small quarto (5-1/4" x 8-1/4") volumes bound in one in contemporary calf with later rebacking in lighter leather and new endpapers; xvi, 144; viii, 145-183; [1], [2], 179-300 pages. Consists of abridgments of Middleton's DISSERTATION CONCERNING THE ORIGIN OF PRINTING IN ENGLAND and Meerman's ORIGINES TYPOGRAPHICAE. Edited by William Bowyer and John Nichols. Bound with the 1776 AN APPENDIX TO THE FIRST EDITION OF THE ORIGIN OF PRINTING as well as the 1781 SUPPLEMENT TO THE ORIGIN OF PRINTING. An exploration of 15th century printing in England and elsewhere. With rather early annotations in an unidentified hand throughout the text and including four full pages of notes on the original endpapers. The final leaf of ads in the first volume not bound in but all else present. Bigmore & Wyman in BIBLIOGRAPHY OF PRINTING, pages 74-75, in regard to the 1776 Supplement state: "This appears to have been issued in order that possessors of the first edition of 'The Origin of Printing' might have the benefit of the annotators researches during the two years that elapsed before the publication of the second edition. The unsold copies of the second edition were issued with a new title-page and 'Supplement to the Origin of Printing,' paged 176-300, in 1781." Scattered foxing, small piece of blank upper corner of first title torn off. Neat repairs to leather with some edgewear. Very Good [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB [Fleetwood, PA, U.S.A.]
2020-08-07 21:27:06
Batlte of Concord
Concord, 1774-5. Powder horn with manuscript on vellum ownership label "Oliver Buttrick, OCTR. AD 1774" under glass lens (inked vellum under a glass lens is a rare form of decoration seen on only a few other 18th-century powder horns). Very good original condition with original surface, minor cracking and chipping near lip. Two well patinated chips to wood bezel; vertical cracked to glass cover lens. Original wire loops are still present with smooth iron patina.AN ICONIC RELIC OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION. Minuteman Oliver Buttrick carried this historic powder horn at the Battle of Concord, the first battle of the American Revolutionary War.The British government in Boston learned early in April 1775 that rebel colonists had hidden arms and gunpowder in Concord. On the morning of April 19 an expedition of 700 British army regulars marched from Boston to Concord to seize and destroy these arms. Paul Revere and other riders spread the alarm among local militias. When the British reached Lexington, the minuteman militia, not yet assembled in force, fell back. The British regulars then moved on to Concord, where a large contingent of minutemen was assembled. A formidable force held the North Bridge in Concord defying the outnumbered British. The confrontation erupted into gunfire which became known as "the shot heard round the world."Oliver Buttrick, age eighteen, was one of seven in the Buttrick family to join with other minutemen in this historic conflict. Oliver's uncle, Major John Buttrick led the advance at the Old North Bridge that day. Oliver was in Dav … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: 19th Century Rare Book and Photograph Shop [United States]
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2020-08-07 10:00:03
Globenkarte: Armillarsphäre und Planetar
mit altem Flächenkolorit,, dat. 1774, 48 x 57 Zögner, Die Welt in Händen, VIII/15. Ritter, Die Welt aus Augsburg, Nr. 44 (S.166f). - Das dekorative Blatt zeigt links eine Armillarsphäre und rechts ein Planetarium - das 1712/13 vom Londoner Instrumentenbauer John Rowley für Charles Boyle, den 4. Earl von Orrery konstruiert wurde und den Namen seines Besitzers bekam. Aus einer Plano-Ausgabe ohne Mittelfalz mit einem größeren Fleck auf der Rückseite, der sich etwas auf die Vorderseite durchschlägt.
Bookseller: Antiquariat Clemens Paulusch GmbH [Germany]
2020-08-07 07:56:04
the Late Right Honourable Philip Dormer Stanhope Earl Chester
Pall-Mall of London, 1774. Nice 4 volume set of Antique Books known as "Letters Written by the Late Right Honourable Philip Dormer Stanhope Earl of Chesterfield" published in 1774 for your library or collection. See item description and pics below. Letters Written by the Late Right Honourable Philip Dormer Stanhope Earl of Chesterfield 1st Edition, 4 Volumes 1774 Estate of Allen from DE Dairy Item Description Here is a nice rare and uncommon complete 4 volume set of these books by Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield for your buying consideration. Would make a great gift or keep for yourself! Not many times that you will see this set of books made available. Only 1 other on the online sites we look to and research from and that is a newer edition. These books are 246 years old and in very good condition for their age. The books came from the estate of an Allen whom owned a milk dairy in Delaware, that was a serious book collector. Many other books from his collection will to be offered in our online store over the next few days. This fine set of Antique Books is being offered to you at a price below what you would see in a high end auction house or gallery. We have been selling fine items out of our home for over 35 years. We can therefore better control our acquisition costs, keep commission costs low (if applicable), and finally, we don't have the overhead that the higher end houses and galleries pass on to their clients. Beautiful set of the 4 volumes of these books. These books were printed in 1774, which makes them a first edition. The books were published for … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: TimelessTokensDE (hallboys321) [Georgetown, Delaware, United States]
2020-08-03 20:13:05
1774. [LE VAYER DE BOUTIGNY (Roland)]. Tarsis et Zélie. Nouvelle édition. Paris: Musier Fils (1774). 3 volumes in-8 (22,5 x 15), de [2 ff.], frontispice, xxiii, [1], 563, [1] pp., de [2 ff.], frontispice, 563, [1] pp., et de [2 ff.], frontispice, 597, [1] pp., reliures en plein veau de l'époque, dos à 5 nerfs ornés, triple filet doré sur les plats, tranches dorées. Roman paru à l'origine en 1665, et qui a connu sa première illustration en 1720. Cet épisode biographique déguisé et travesti en pastorale grecque conte les malheurs et péripéties qui empêchèrent et retardèrent le mariage de Le Vayer avec Mlle Servin. La narration variée puise son inspiration dans les romans grecs et latins (Ethiopiques d'Héliodore) ou Persiles et Sigismond de Cervantes. L'illustration comprend trois frontispices d'après Cochin, Moreau et Eisen, trois fleurons de titre, 20 vignettes d'après Eisen. "Illustrations admirables" selon Cohen. Ex-libris Silvani Merle de la Brugiere. Quelques frottements. Très petit accroc à la coiffe du volume I. Bel exemplaire. Référence: Cohen, Guide de l'amateur du livre à vignettes du XVIIIe siècle, 278.
Bookseller: lafatrasie [Pontoise, Ile-de-France, France]
2020-08-02 21:23:08
Restif de la Bretonne, Nicolas-Edme].
La Haye: Paris: veuve Duchesne & De Hansy, 1774. OCLC notes only five copies in North America: Yale, Harvard, Illinois, Chicago and Brigham Young. It is especially rare with the "Additions and Corrections." Two volumes in one, twelvemo. 2], ii, 48, 218, [10]; 222, pp. 49-50. The final leaf is misbound, and should follow the first p. 48. With the "Additions and Corrections," pp. [213]-218, which is often lacking. Contemporary mottles calf. Gilt double-ruled borders on covers, gilt central coat-of-arms vignette on both covers, incorporating a crown and multiple cross potents, Gilt spine, tooled in compartments, with cross potent and lion devices. Edges stained red, marbled endpapers. A fine copy in an interesting binding. First edition, published in an edition of 750 copies. This work was written in collaboration with J.-H. Marchand and is an imitation of Memoires d'un homme de qualitŽ by AbbŽ Prevost, a sentimental novel that recalls Manon Lescaut. Cioranescu 52630. Gay III, p. 375. Rives Childs, XII. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Michael R. Thompson Books, A.B.A.A. [Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A.]
2020-08-02 20:48:03
1774. WELTKARTE ( World ): Kst.- Karte, b. A. Zatta, 'Il Mappamondo o sia descrizione generale del Globo Ridotto in Quadro', mit altem Teilkolorit, dat. 1774, 27 x 39,5 Portinaro - Knirsch, The cartography of North America, S. 260. - Mit altkolor. Kartusche. Artikelnummer: 76774.
Bookseller: Antiquariat Clemens Paulusch GmbH (cpaulusch) [10178, Germany]
2020-08-02 14:28:03
Rosset, Pierre Fulcrand
Paris, De Imprimerie Royale, M. DCCLXXIV, 1774. in-4to, 2 ff. (faux-titre et titre) + 4 ff. (Au Roi) + LVI + 277 p. (+1 : fautes à corr.) + 8 planches gravées (front inclus) (Quentin inv. - Gouaz sculps) + 1 vign. de titre + 7 en-têtes gravées (par Marillier), reliure en plein veau, dos à cinq nerfs richement doré, tranches rouges. Bel exemplaire Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.
Bookseller: Harteveld Livres Anciens SA [Switzerland]
2020-08-01 21:27:05
Judge Abraham Fuller 18th c
Boston: Edes and Gill, 1774. see description. "Considerations on the measures carrying on with respect to the British colonies in North-America" by Matthew Robinson-Morris 1774 Boston re-printed political pamphlet owned by Judge Abraham Fuller 1726-1794 Description: Considerations on the measures carrying on with respect to the British colonies in North-America ROKEBY, Matthew Robinson-Morris, Baron (1713-1800) London: Printed. Boston Re-printed: Edes and Gill, 1774; Disbound 64 pp. The 4th edition (first Boston edition). Two period ink signatures and annotations by Judge Abraham Fuller 1726-1794 from Newton, Massachusetts. Much has been written about this thought-provoking pamphlet and as most of what I want to say has previously been said by someone else, I will share their words below. It is quite obvious that this pamphlet was written by someone whose sympathies lay with the cause of the American colonies. Although there were many editions of this pamphlet, this one stands out as it belonged to prominent Colonial period Judge, Abraham Fuller from Newton, MA, a delegate to the Provincial Congress, Senator, etc. The pamphlet includes his interesting annotations. Note: 18th c original pamphlets were often bounded together in library bindings in the 20th c. The same was done to 18th c Almanacs and 18th c Sermons. Subject : United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Causes; Great Britain--Colonies--America--Financial questions; United States--Politics and government--1775-1783; Taxation--United States Supporting research: "Matthew Robinson-Morris, the second baron Rokeby … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: bird1759 [Coventry, Connecticut, United States]
2020-07-31 21:56:16
[Thomas Davis, original owner; Elizabeth Ann Richison Shee]
[America? Before 1774]. Hairpin with gold-color decorative top knob; 6½ inches long. Accompanied by a 5¼ x 5 inches undated manuscript note labeled "Copy" and handwritten circa 1886 Darkening to ornament. A "Stick Buckle for gentleman's hair" is an interesting piece of eighteenth century man's jewelry or hair adornment. The present example bears an American provenance, that of Thomas Davis (d. 1774) of Tredyffrin, Chester County, Pennsylvania. The object's handwritten note documents the pin from Davis through his nephew, William Richison (1762-1837), and then to a daughter of Richison's, Elizabeth Ann Richison Shee (b. August 15, 1812-1886), the recorder of the provenance. William Richison was related to the wife of Isaac Wayne, the son of General Anthony Wayne. The recorder further notes his/her desire to pass on the stick buckle to a Joseph Harris, "son of the late Dr. Stephen Harris." A handsome piece of eighteenth-century men's jewelry, possibly crafted in colonial America, with a continuing American provenance.
Bookseller: Ian Brabner, Rare Americana, LLC [United States]
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2020-07-29 13:01:03
London: 1774. Please see description below. The Town & CountryMagazine Revolutionary War "America In Flames" Boston Tea 1774 "...The people finding all their efforts to preserve the property of the East-India company, and return it safety to London, frustrated by the tea-consignees, the collector of the customs, and the governor of the province, dissolved their meeting. But behold, what followed! A number of resolute men dressed like Mohawks, or Indians, determined to do all in their power to save their country from the ruin which the nemeses had plotted, in less than four hours emptied every chest of tea on board the three ships...amounting to 342 chests, into the sea....and the people are almost universally congratulating each other on this happy event." ****** "New York: All is confusion about the tea ships, and the governor has now declared that he expects a ship with 400 chests of Tea. The artillery have orders to make up ball cartridges, as have the troops. Yesterday orders were given for all soldiers to keep good flints in their firelocks, and every officer or soldier as soon as any riot is in the town...to repair directly to the barracks, and acquaint the commanding officer of it. Philadelphia: On Saturday last an express came up from Chester to inform the town that the tea ship...with her detested cargo, was arrived there........" Original 1774 volume, handsome and sound and deeply historic including a rare and pointed early political cartoon - America in Flames with America seated in the middle, a broken teapot at her feet, flames being fanned all round by the Int … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Philenor Rare Books (philenor) [Jamaica, Vermont, United States]
2020-07-29 09:24:05
1774. HEILIGES LAND / HOLY LAND (Israel/Palästina): Kst.- Karte, b. Covens u. Mortier, 'La terre sainte. - Terre de Canaan á Present la Palestine', mit altem Flächenkolorit, nach 1774, 35 x 46,5 Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici, Bd. II , C&M 9 / 42. - Die Titelkartusche oben mittig. Die Karte ist nordwest orientiert. - Sehr seltene Karte, die nur in den späten Auflagen des Verlages Covens und Mortier vorkommt. - Tadellos erhalten. Artikelnummer: 325855.
Bookseller: Antiquariat Clemens Paulusch GmbH (cpaulusch) [10178, Germany]
2020-07-28 10:50:04
Josiah Quincy, Jr.
Boston: Edes and Gill, 1774. 1st Edition . No Binding. Very Good. Dedication and Preface with Errata present along with 82 pages of text (complete). Lacks title page, with facsimile provided. Occasional foxing but overall a very good copy. The date of May 27, 1810 is written in ink at the top of page 23. Following the Boston Tea Party in December 1773, England imposed the first of the Intolerable Acts, known as the Boston Port-Bill, imposing a blockade of the Boston harbor. Josiah Quincy, Jr., a lawyer and colleague of John Adams in the defense of the soldiers involved in the Boston Massacre, prepared the pamphlet as an indictment of the Crown's actions. The work was re-printed in London and Philadelphia, likely for the delegates to the Continental Congress. An influential pamphlet that inspired revolutionary fervor in the Colonies. Quincy was ill at the time of writing and died the following year. Reese, The Revolutionary Hundred, 18. Evans 13561. Sabin 67192.
Bookseller: Wiggins Fine Books ABAA [United States]
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2020-07-27 10:54:03
Amerika ( The Americas )
1774. AMERIKA ( The Americas ): Kst.- Karte, v. I. Condet n. G. de l'Isle b. Covens und Mortier, 'Carte d' Amerique divisées en ses principales parties.', mit altem Grenzkolorit, dat. 1774, 48 x 60 Vergl. van Egmond, Covens & Mortier, Nr. 50 (dort aber nicht dieser Zustand!). Diese Ausgabe nicht bei Tooley, French Mapping of the Americas (Vergl. dort Nr. 6 m. Abb. Plate 3 f. die frühere undatierte Ausgabe bei C&M). Mit 2 ornamentalen Kartuschen und Kopftitel über der Karte. Die Karte erschien erstmals 1722 und erfuhr dann einige Korrekturen, ausführlich dazu Tooley (s. oben), zeigt auch die russischen Entdeckungen in der Arktis und Neuseeland nach der 2. Reise von Cook. Tadellos erhalten! Artikelnummer: 325851.
Bookseller: Antiquariat Clemens Paulusch GmbH [Germany]
2020-07-27 09:23:04
Ferber, Johann Jacob.
Berlin. : Christian Friedrich Himburg., 1774. 1st edition.. Contemporary half mottled calf over decorative paper boards, gilt spine title.. Very good, light shelfwear, some toning to pages and map.. 8vo., 19.8x12 cm. . German text. Important early mineral survey of Bohemia by the noted Swedish mineralogist. weight: 0.5 lb. One color folding map, one folding plate. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Zephyr Books [United States]
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2020-07-26 17:49:03
Ferber, Johann Jacob.
Christian Friedrich Himburg., Berlin, 1774. German text. Important early mineral survey of Bohemia by the noted Swedish mineralogist. weight: 0.5 lb. Very good, light shelfwear, some toning to pages and map. One color folding map, one folding plate. 8vo., 19.8x12 cm. (22), 162 pp. Contemporary half mottled calf over decorative paper boards, gilt spine title. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Zephyr Books [Reno, NV, U.S.A.]
2020-07-23 15:27:09
WELD, Isaac.
[3], [1 blank], 321; 344; [3], [1 blank], 294 pp.Second French edition of an early description of Canada and the eastern part of the United States. The Irishman Isaac Weld (1774-1856) spent over two years in North America researching the suitability of the countryside for large-scale immigration of Irish citizens. Departing from Philadelphia in 1795 and guided by Indians he made his way through dense woodlands and along rivers. On the way he visited several cities where he saw much of the best society, and made the acquaintance of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. In 1799 he published his travel book, which went through several English editions and was translated into French (An 8 [1799/1800]), German and Dutch. The present edition is illustrated with 11 plates by the Paris engraver Louis Francois Mariage (active 1785-1811), chiefly depicting natural scenery, including Niagara Falls. Also included is an interesting early map of Canada and the northern part of the United States showing Weld's travel route. Although his book met some opposition in North America itself - mainly because of his general lack of sympathy with the American patriots - his descriptions were influential because they were relatively early and were long included in compilations of travellers' reports on the United States in this period.With cancelled library stamps on the titles. In fine condition, with only an occasional minor spot. Binding also fine. A fine copy of this early and significant travel account.l Chadenat 1228; cf. Lande, Canadiana 890; Sabin 102544.
Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830) [Netherlands]
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2020-07-23 14:38:17
[PRINT BIBLE].
[4], 142 pp.First edition of Eymery's pictorial Bible, retold for young people. published (and written?) by Alexis Eymery (1774-1854), one of the 19th century's most important authors and publishers of educational books, had an educational bookshop and publishing house in Paris from 1812 until his bankruptcy in 1819, when he moved to Brussels. Emery probably wrote the text himself, or at least played a large role in its writing. A second edition appeared in 1822.In the 1826 catalogue of Eymery's bookshop, the "Bible en estampes" is ascribed to "l'auteur du Musée de l'enfance', another book published by Eymery. The plates are 'd'après Raphael et les grands maîtres", and the price was 5 francs; coloured copies were sold for 8 francs.Head of spine damaged, otherwise in good condition.l Cat. gén. De la librairie d'Alexis Eymery (Paris 1826), p. 10.
Bookseller: A. Asher & Co. B.V. [Netherlands]
2020-07-23 09:53:03
NIEBUHR, Carsten.
VIII, [6], 409, [1], [1 blank]; VI, [10], 389, [1] pp.First French edition of this account on Arabia, translated from the German Reisebeschreibung nach Arabien und anderen umliegenden Ländern, (1774 ) by F.L. Mourier. Title pages are dated 1776-80; colophons dated 1775-79. The famous account of the Royal Danish Expedition (1761-67) to the Middle East, Egypt, Persia and India, the first scientific expedition to this area. Niebuhr's "work on Arabia was the first European attempt at a complete account of Arabia, its people and their way of life. He amassed a vast quantity of factual information which he relates in a simple unrhetorical fashion, distinguishing clearly between things observed personally and things learned from others. The expedition, which lasted 6 years, was sponsored by the Danish king, and included the brilliant Swedish scientist, Peter Forsskal, who died while in Yemen" (Cat. Sotheby's, 13 Oct 1998, lot 1010). Of the 5 scientists, Carsten Niebuhr (1733-1815) was the sole survivor, and his work represents an important contribution to the study of the Middle East.Old stamps erased from title pages (leaving insignificant waterstain), otherwise a perfect set in immaculate original French bindings, of this account on Arabia with the first exact map of Yemen ever, remaining the standard for the next 200 years.l Gay, Bibl. de l'Afrique et l'Arabe 3589; Howgego, to 1800, N24 (p. 752); Van Hulthem 15024; Weber II, 549; Nyon 21018; cf. Macro, Bibliography of the Arabian Peninsula, 1700. Not in Atabey nor Blackmer.
Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830) [Netherlands]
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2020-07-21 19:59:03
AMERICAN REVOLUTION. Great Britain. Parliament.
London: Charles Eyre and William Strahan, 1774. Folio (11.75 inches). 14 George III, Chapter 45. General title leaf + pages 1047-1062. Woodcut Royal coat of arms, headband, and decorative initial. Text in Black Letter. Neatly extracted from a bound volume and expertly mended. In response to the Boston Tea Party of December 1773, the British government passed punitive legislation in the form of five Intolerable Acts in 1774 in the attempt to regain control over American colonists. This is the third such Act, known as the Massachusetts Government Act, 1774, which nullified the Massachusetts Charter of 1691 and gave its royally-appointed governor wide-ranging powers. The Act also restricted the authority of colonial assemblies, and banned all town meetings that did not meet with the approval of British officials. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]
Bookseller: Bob Gaba [Victoria, BC, Canada]
2020-07-21 01:24:48
ROYAL MILITARY ACADEMY
Paris: Imprimerie Royale, 1774. 8vo (163 x 91 mm). [18], 3, [3], 528, 30, 3, [3] pages. Partly double column. Woodcut and type-ornament head- and tailpieces. Faint marginal discoloration. Contemporary red morocco, sides with triple thick and thin ruled border, spine in six gold-tooled compartments, title lettered in second compartment, gilt medallion with monogram of the Ecole Royale Militaire in lower compartment, gilt edges, Brokatpapier endleaves with semis of gold stars and dots, corners bumped. Provenance: modern etched bookplate with initials AK. *** Only Edition of a complete course of religious instruction for the pupils of the Ecole Royale Militaire, founded in 1751 by Louis XV as a military academy for the sons of noble families, including those who had sunk into poverty. The book, of which only one other copy is recorded, was printed and bound for the school. At first two hundred and eventually five hundred teenagers, from all over France, were admitted on the basis of an exam taken at the end of primary school. The huge expenses entailed by the construction of a magnificent palace to house the school, designed by the architext Ange-Jacques Gabriel, were covered by a national lottery and by taxes on playing cards. A single cohort graduated before the project ran out of money, and, although the buildings had been completed, in 1787 the academy closed its doors. Pillaged during the Revolution, it would not open again for the same purpose for another century. The first part of the book, which was approved by (and possibly written by) Christophe de Beaumont, the A … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Musinsky Rare Books, Inc. [United States]
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2020-07-17 14:44:04
1774. GLOBENKARTE: Kst.- Karte, b. T.C. Lotter, 'Globus Terrestris ad sphaeram obliquam delineates. - Globus Coelestis cum Astrodictico artificiali iunctus.', mit altem Flächenkolorit, dat. 1774, 48 x 57 Zögner, Die Welt in Händen, VIII/14. Ritter, Die Welt aus Augsburg, Nr. 43 (S.166f). - Dekoratives Globenpaar mit Legende in Deutsch und Latein am unteren Rand. Mit der Datierung 1774, die in späteren Ausgaben getilgt wurde. Aus einer Plano-Ausgabe ohne Mittelfalz. Artikelnummer: 324991.
Bookseller: Antiquariat Clemens Paulusch GmbH (cpaulusch) [10178, Germany]
2020-07-17 13:34:15
WENDEBORN, Gebhard Friedrich August.
London, Printed for C. Heydinger, 1774. First edition, scarce. ‘Gebhard Wendeborn (1742–1811), Minister for the German chapel on Ludgate Hill, was the first to treat German explicitly as a language of literature and culture [He] seems to have believed that over-long grammars had contributed to putting learners off German so kept his grammar comparatively short In keeping with the growing interest in German culture, Wendeborn reproduced two chapters of Tacitus’s Germania in German and literal English translation followed by “A Specimen of German Print. From Gellert’s Lectures on Morality” ‘Wendeborn’s grammar was reviewed in 1775 in the Critical Review: “As German literature is at present of much greater consequence than is commonly apprehended, we join with the author in wishing, that it were more attended to, and that this Grammar may be an inducement and a help to the study of it, for at present we know scarce anything of it, excepting through the medium of French translation.” Of particular interest in this climate of hunger for German literature is Wendeborn’s “Catalogue of Some of the best German modern writers [pp. [153]–156]” (Nicola McLelland, German through English Eyes, 2015, pp. 57–8), which features Gessner, Klopstock, Lessing, Moses Mendelssohn, Wieland, etc. Alston XIII, 13; Jefcoate 1774.3; McLelland, ‘A chronological bibliography of German textbooks for English speakers, 1600–2000’, p. 345. ESTC locates only 2 copies outside Europe, at Duke and Miami. 12mo (173 × 102 mm) in half-sheets, pp. xii, 156; a very good copy in contemporary polished tree calf, corne … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Simon Beattie ABA ILAB [Chesham, United Kingdom]
2020-07-17 11:32:11
Frankfurt am Mayn, Johann Joachim Kessler, 1774. 251 Seiten. 17 x 10.5 cm, gebunden. Bestoßen, berieben und fleckiger Bibliothekeneinband mit Rückennummer. Innen gering stockfleckig, altersentsprechend sehr gut erhalten.
Bookseller: Antiquariat Neue Kritik [Germany]
2020-07-16 15:10:16
ROYAL MILITARY ACADEMY.
Paris: Imprimerie Royale, 1774. 8vo (163 x 91 mm). [18], 3, [3], 528, 30, 3, [3] pages. Partly double column. Woodcut and type-ornament head- and tailpieces. Faint marginal discoloration. Contemporary red morocco, sides with triple thick and thin ruled border, spine in six gold-tooled compartments, title lettered in second compartment, gilt medallion with monogram of the Ecole Royale Militaire in lower compartment, gilt edges, Brokatpapier endleaves with semis of gold stars and dots, corners bumped. Provenance: modern etched bookplate with initials AK. *** Only Edition of a complete course of religious instruction for the pupils of the Ecole Royale Militaire, founded in 1751 by Louis XV as a military academy for the sons of noble families, including those who had sunk into poverty. The book, of which only one other copy is recorded, was printed and bound for the school. At first two hundred and eventually five hundred teenagers, from all over France, were admitted on the basis of an exam taken at the end of primary school. The huge expenses entailed by the construction of a magnificent palace to house the school, designed by the architext Ange-Jacques Gabriel, were covered by a national lottery and by taxes on playing cards. A single cohort graduated before the project ran out of money, and, although the buildings had been completed, in 1787 the academy closed its doors. Pillaged during the Revolution, it would not open again for the same purpose for another century. The first part of the book, which was approved by (and possibly written by) Christophe de Beaumont, the Arch … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Musinsky Rare Books [USA]
2020-07-15 17:25:04
This brief manuscript notice was published in the Boston Evening Post on December 12, 1774. What we have looks like the original copy of the article with edits and perhaps used by the publisher to set-up the article for printing. The documents reads;We learn from undoubted authority that Lord Dartmouth Secretary of State has wrote a circular letter to the governor upon this continent informing them that his Majesty has thought fit by his order in council dated the 19 October 1774, to prohibit the exportation from Great Britain of gun powder or any sort of arms or ammunition & has signifyd to them his Majesty's command that they do take the most effective measures for arresting & securing any gun powder or any sort of arms or ammunition, which may be attempted to be imported into the Provinces over which they respectively preside unless the master of the ship, having such military store on board shall produce a license from his majesty or the Privy Council for an exportation of the same from some ports of Great Britain. 6 1/2" x 7 3/4". This document is related to The Powder Alarm which began in September 1774 and continued into 1775 as colonial governments and the British military wrestled over stores of gun powder.
Bookseller: De Wolfe and Wood [United States]
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2020-07-15 06:46:56
[THEORY - 19th Century - German]
1774. Folio. Dark-tan leather-backed marbled boards. 179, [i] (blank) pp. With extensive musical examples, tables, etc. Binding quite worn, rubbed, and bumped; spine lacking; upper detached; free front endpaper detached. Uniform light browning; occasional foxing, browning, and soiling; some overpastes; some signatures split; title detached; other minor defects. "The geometric symbols ... come directly from André Lehrbuch der Tonsetzkunst, Erster Band ... ; the Roman numerals are derived, in all probability, from G. Weber, Versuch einer geordneten Theorie der Tonsetzkunst ... However much of the material is similar to that found in any number of ordinary instructional works of the period, e.g., M. Winkler, Generalbass und Harmonielehre ... And, of course, the main 18th century influence appears to be that of Kirnberger (1774), who was the major German progenitor of the 19th-century authors ... It is an interesting sociological document anfd reflects the state of music pedagogy vis à vis music theory near the end of the first half of the [19th] century." Allen Forte in a letter to J & J Lubrano dated August 29, 1983. Professor Forte suggests that this attractive manuscript was probably written by an amateur female musician.
Bookseller: J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC [United States]
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2020-07-13 20:11:10
Wieland, Christoph Martin
O. O., 1774. Rückenbroschur. Günther/Zeilinger 518; Goed. IV/1, 557, 73. - Kein Exemplar im JBdA seit 1950.- Erschien erstmals 1773 im Teutschen Merkur, als erste Separatausgabe am 3. Sept. 1773 zum Geburtstagsfest Karl August zu Sachsen-Weimar mit 26 S., am 4. Sept. mit 24 S. (beide Gr.-8°). . Etwas stockfleckig. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung
Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski [Germany]
2020-07-12 08:33:06
Hawkesworth
Paris: 1774. Atlas cartes et figures des voyages entrepris par ordre de sa majesté par Cook. Atlas in quarto sans texte : « Cartes et figures des voyages entrepris par ordre de sa majesté régnante , et successivement par le commodore Byron, le capitaine Carteret,le capitaine Wallis et le capitaine Cook.Rédigé d'après les journaux tenus par les différents commandans et les papiers de M.Banks par J.Hawkesworth 1ère édition française 1774 chez Saillant et Nyon et chez Panckoucke Paris Collationné complet des 52 planches, montées sur onglets, de vues et cartes dépliantes , aucun manque très bon état, reliés en 4 tomes T1 : 16 planches T2 : 16 planches T3 : 17 planches avec erreur du relieur planche 17 positionnée avant planche 16 T4 : 3 planches. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: cocuas [Bourges, France]
2020-07-10 18:36:08
Trümpi, Christoph.
Winterthur, Heinrich Steiner 1774. 8°. 8 Bl., 768 S., 1 gefalt. Kupferstichkarte von J. R. Holzhalb nach J. H. Tschudi. Halbleder der Zeit. mit goldgepr. Rückenschildchen. Erste Ausgabe. Etwas berieben, leicht stockfleckig. Die Karte mit einem rund 8 cm grossem Einriss. Bibl.-Signatur auf Innendeckel. Gutes Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Antiquariat Fatzer ILAB [Zug, Switzerland]
2020-07-10 16:27:34
CARTES ET FIGURES DES VOYAGES. . 1774. Atlas volume only, folding maps and plates, rebound, plates in excellent condition, 45 plates, lacking Tome I #1, 5, 9, 13, Tome II 1,2,11, Tome III 4, 5, 6, Tome 4 1,2. Protected by a clear acid-free mylar dust jacket. $1,400.00 Your price $840.00 [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Broadfoot Publishing Company [Wilmington, NC, U.S.A.]
2020-07-10 00:45:16
FOWLER John
1774. FOWLER John - A Summary Account of the Present Flourishing state of the Respectable Colony of Tobago in the British West Indies. Illustrated with a map and plan of its settlement, agreeably to the Sales by his Majesty's Commissioners. London: Printed for A. Grant, Catherine Street, Strand (1774) 80pp + detailed hand coloured folding map in pocket at rear. 1st ed. very fine in old quarter calf with marbled boards. The map has been reinforced on the back but is complete and in fine condition. 22.5 x 17"Gives a detailed record of property sales from 1766 and shows the lots still available for purchase together with information on the state of the island. The map, which is dated 1773, is similar to the 1776 Byres plan but smaller and is unrecorded by Tooley. Ragatz p. 224; Sabin, 25309.
Bookseller: Pennymead Books [UK]
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2020-07-08 22:00:09
Berton, Pierre-Montan, French composer and conductor (1727-1780).
1774. Small 4to. 1 page on bifolium. To an unnamed Monsieur explaining that, while Berton was spending the holidays in Versailles, he was also informed that there has still been an old debt due to the succession of M.r Villeneuv. Berton is eager to clear off this debt to the addressee: "Pendant le sejour Des Fêtes [...], que j'ai faites à Versailles, l'on a presentée chéz moi, un effet appartent à la succession de M.r Villeneuv; C'est une si vielle dêtte, qui je ne m'en souvenoit nullement, où que je l'arois avoir acquité dans le tems; vous verrez par les papier [sic!] que j'ai l'honneur de vous l'envoyer, Monsieur, que l'on me condamné par deffaut, comme je reconnois de voir cette somme, et que je n'en jamais hesité de payer mes dêttes [...]". - The end of the letter concerns the way in which the sum would be repaid: Berton has to stay further three days in Versailles, and plans to give back the first part of the sum on Sunday morning. - In places minor ink set-off. Apart from light foxing very well preserved.
Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris [Austria]
2020-07-08 08:14:04
Wieland, Christoph Martin:
O. O., 1774. Rückenbroschur. Günther/Zeilinger 518; Goed. IV/1, 557, 73. - Kein Exemplar im JBdA seit 1950.- Erschien erstmals 1773 im Teutschen Merkur, als erste Separatausgabe am 3. Sept. 1773 zum Geburtstagsfest Karl August zu Sachsen-Weimar mit 26 S., am 4. Sept. mit 24 S. (beide Gr.-8°). . Etwas stockfleckig.
Bookseller: Antiquariat Uwe Turszynski [München, Germany]
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2020-07-07 15:32:02
STRUTT Joseph
Printed for the author by T. Jones and sold by John Thane, 1774-1775. 2 vols. 4to (11¼ x 9¼ ins). Contemporary speckled calf, spines gilt tooled in six compartments, gilt lettered labels, board edges gilt tooled, marbled endpapers (outer joints with cracks but boards firm; boards pitted and marked with wear at edges). Pp. [ii] + iv + [2] + 112 + plates [&] [vi] + 129 + [3] index + plates, illus with 128 full page tinted plates (previous owner's armorial bookplate on front paste-downs; no inscriptions).
Bookseller: Rothwell & Dunworth Ltd [United Kingdom]
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2020-07-07 14:30:15
Abbe Clouet
1774. Any doubt or question: just shoot us a mail or call us, we speak English! We can provide you with a full description of each map and print in English, French or Spanish. N’hésitez pas à nous contacter directement pour plus d’information, nous parlons français. París, 1774 47 x 62.5 cm.
Bookseller: Bolivar Old Prints [Chicago, IL, U.S.A.]
2020-07-06 18:58:45
DILLENIUS (DILLEN), Johann Jakob.
Horti Elthamensis plantarum rariorum icones et nomina.Leiden, Cornelis Haak, 1774. 2 volumes bound as 1. Folio. With 325 engraved plates, numbered 1-147, [1], 148-324. 4 plates misbound: 6/7 and 273/274. Contemporary boards. Preserved in a professionaly handmade box, made for this book. [12] pp. Second expanded Linnaean edition of "one of the most important of pre-Linnaean works" (Hunt): Dillen's description of plants in the great botanical garden in Eltham (London) of James Sherard, "one of the most richly stocked gardens in the world".To this second edition the Linnaean binomal names are added on the preliminary leaves and in the present copy a contemporary hand has written these names in ink under each of the plates. The first edition, printed in London 1732 is extremely rare, only 145 copies of the plates and 500 of the original text were printed. The present second Leiden edition is praised for its very fine plates of succulents."Dillen's work was highly respected by Linnaeus ... His Hortus Elthamensis (first edition 1732) may have served as a prototype for the Hortus Cliffortianus (1737)" (Stafleu, Linnaeus). The plates by Dillen were sufficiently accurate to be of considerable service to Linnaeus. In a gesture of appreciation Linnaeus named a genus of trees Dillenia. Dillen offered Linneaus his position as professor of botany at the University of Oxford, but he declined.With many handwritten notes at the foot of the pages. With a small brown stain at the foot. Binding slightly rubbed and soiled but completely intact and firm. Overall in good condition and wholly untr … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: ASHER RARE BOOKS [Utrecht, The Netherlands]
2020-07-04 16:15:26
Millingen J. V.
1774. Condition: Very good. RARE. In-plano (40.5 x 58 cm), hardcover, complete works, pagination as follows: Introduction (XIII pp.), Explanations of paintings of Greek vases (84 pp.) General table of contents (VIII pp.) boards A, B and C, then the LX boards. In this collection, what strikes the amateur is the quality of the engravings, as well as that of the drawings made by Greek artists !!! Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres will notice the beauty of the Greek vases published by Tischbein, de Millin and James Millingen (1774-1845). Pascale Picard-Cajan discovered the layers of Ingres and "was able to establish that Ingres had transferred almost all the plates of vases by Tischbein, Millin and James Millingen (1774-1845), thus allowing him to study the principles of general composition and attitudes of each figure and to reuse certain patterns for his own works. " In 'Perspective - News in art history', Hildegard Wiegel. The vases are classified in this magnificent work by period (according to Winckelmann's broad divisions) and reproduced with unprecedented care and fidelity; they "are the first [prints] on which missing and restored portions are indicated" (Dietrich von Bothmer). The unsigned plaques are credited in the text to the designer Michele Steurnal (Steurnel), porcelain painter at the Real Fabbrica in Naples, and to the prolific reproductive engraver Francesco Giangiacomo. "Most of the drawings were made by Mr. Michel Steurnal, in Naples, and the engravings by Mr. Giangiacomo in Rome" (p.xii). The vases come from prestigious collections including that of the author. … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: abraxas-libris [Paris, France]
2020-07-04 15:05:04
L'ADMIRAL, Jacob.
Naauwkeurige waarneemingen omtrent de veranderingen van veele insekten of gekorvene diertjes.Amsterdam, Johannes Sluyter, 1774. Large folio (43 x 27 cm). With etched and engraved vignette on the title-page and 33 numbered etched and engraved plates showing 70 kinds of insects (numbered in the text), the vignette and all plates hand-coloured. Contemporary boards covered with sprinkled paper, sewn on 4 vellum tapes. [4], 34, [2] pp. The second, greatly enlarged edition of a set of finely etched and engraved plates depicting the metamorphosis of 70 sorts of butterflies, moths and other flying insects in their natural surroundings, the specimens collected, drawn, etched and engraved, and the descriptions written, by Jacob l'Admiral (1700-1770), first published in 1740 with only 25 plates. The present edition adds 8 plates prepared (along with their descriptive text) by l'Admiral but not previously published, along with a 2-page foreword by the editor, Martinus Houttuyn (1720-1798). Most plates show the species as egg, larva, pupa and adult, both male and female, placed on the plants they frequent in their natural habitat. Scientifically it was a great advance on all that went before, including the pioneering work of Maria Sibylla Merian.With the 1896 bookplate (signed "TM") of "Tine.v.H", the artist and former prostitute Martina Hogervorst (1865-1928) who married the lithographic artist Theo van Hoytema in 1891 (divorced 1902), with a bird, insects and plants. In very good condition and untrimmed, with deckles intact. Spine tattered. Horn & Schenkling 53 ("Selten"); Landwehr, C … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: ASHER RARE BOOKS [Utrecht, The Netherlands]
2020-07-04 14:50:06
Anonymous (or Joseph Cawthorne)
London, England: Printed for J. Almon facing Burlington-street, Picadilly, 1774. Leather-bound. Good. Sometimes attributed to Joseph Cawthorne. Samuel Adams was a member of the committee, appointed to prepare evidence in support of the petition; the article was originally published in the Journal of The House. NOTE: Roman numeral date in book (MDDCLXXIV) is incorrect; MDCCLXXIV was intended. 7 5/8" x 4.75". Half-bound morocco over marbled boards of cream, grey, dark blue on red background. Gilt stamp of Newberry Library to bottom inch of front board. Hinges started. Bookplate of same with portrait to front pastedown, with printed deaccession note ("This book has been removed from The Newberry Library") pasted to bottom of bookplate. 40 pp.Moderate rubbing to leather extremities. Small closed slice to top right of pp. 111-122. Trimmed along fore-edge. Age-tanning and just very occasional foxing, though none obscuring of text. Sabin 63303. Howes P-414.. The last known time the original (40-page) item came up at auction was 100 years ago, when it was offered in a sale of Americana Rarities from the collections of Mrs. Walter M. Brickner of NYC. BOUND WITH: (later) page marked "Appendix", followed by: 1) THE PETITION OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF MASSACHUSET'S BAY TO THE KING'S MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY", written by Thomas Cushing, Speaker (paginated pp. 89-94), protesting treatment of members of the Massachusetts Bay Colony's treatment by the King's appointed Governor of that colony, Sir Francis Bernard, Baronet. (note: Francis Bernard was the Royal Governor … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Aardvark Books / Ezra The Bookfinder, ABAA/IOBA [United States]
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2020-07-02 18:59:18
L'ADMIRAL, J.
Amsterdam, J. Sluyter, 1774. Folio (440 x 265mm). pp. (iv), 34, (2), with 1 handcoloured engraved title-vignette and 33 handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, gilt ornamented spine in 7 compartments with red gilt lettered label. A large uncut copy of the second enlarged edition edited by M. Houttuyn. "One year after the author's death his collection of butterflies and other insects was sold in auction. The copperplates of the first edition and letterpress was bought in auction by Sluyter. Houttuyn who had borrowed eight plates with description from Ladmiral when he was working on the section Butterflies for his edition of Linnaeus, offered the publisher to edit these together with the first 25 plates. In total seventy metamorphoses are depicted on thirty-three hand-coloured plates" (Landwehr 105). Second enlarged edition of this attractive work on butterflies, their larvae and their food plants. The first edition was published in 1740 with 25 plates only. The fine plates were all drawn and etched by l'Admiral himself. He was a gifted amateur entomologist, who began to study insects at the early age of ten years. The plates in this copy are particularly well coloured and more attention has been paid to details than other copies we have sold or seen. Occasional slight dampstaining at the out margin of some text leaves not affecting the fine plates.Hagen I, 3; Horn & Schenkling 53: "Selten" [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Antiquariaat Junk [Amsterdam, Netherlands]
2020-07-01 21:00:10
1774. Condition: Ottime condizioni. NORMALI SEGNI D'USO, IN LINEA DI MASSIMA BEN TENUTI, QUALCHE CARTA SCURITA MA NIENTE MANCANZE O BRUTTI DIFETTI, VECCHIA GORA AL PRIMO VOLUME, DESCRIZIONE DETTAGLIATA SU RICHIESTA. POLIBIO THUILLIER FOLARD HISTOIRE DE POLYBE MILITARIA BATTAGLIE LIBRI ANTICHI Polibio - THUILLIER Dom. Vincent, FOLARD M. de: Histoire de Polybe. Nouvellement traduite du grec Par Dom V. Thuillier [.] Avec un commentaire ou un corps de science militaire [.] Par M. de Folard, Chevalier de l'Ordre Militaire de Saint-Louis [.] Nouv. édit. revue, corrigée & augmentée d'un Supplement, 1774. Arkstée et Merkus, Amsterdam. Histoire de Polybe. Nouvellement traduite du grec Par Dom Vincent Thuillier, Bénédictin de la Congrégation de Saint Maur. Avec un commentaire ou un corps de science militaire, enrichi de notes critiques et historiques, ou toutes les grandes parties de la guerre, soit pour l'Offensive, soit pour la Défensive, sont expliquées, démontrées, et représentées en Figures. Ouvrage très-utile non feulement aux Officiers Généraux, mais meme à tous ceux qui fuivent le parti des armes. Par M. de Folard, Chevalier de l'Ordre Militaire de Saint-Louis, Mestre de Camp d'Infanterie. Nouvelle édition revue, corrigée & augmentée d'un Supplement. 7 voll, cm 26,5x21,5, piena pelle coeva, con titoli e fregi al dorso. Vol. 1: pag (4) XXIV-C (4) 242 (2), antiporta figurato, marca al frontespizio, XXXIX tavole numerate e una fuori numerazione anche ripiegate. Vol. 2: pag (4) XXII (2) 336 (28), con marca al frontespizio, XXXVI tavole numerate anche ripiegate. Vol. 3: pag (4) XX … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: mushmamo [Roma, RM, Italy]
2020-07-01 19:12:19
DILLENIUS, J.J.
Lugduni Batavorum, C. Haak, 1774. 2 volumes (bound in one). Folio (410 x 250mm). Leaves (6); 1, with engraved frontspiece portrait and 325 etched plates. Contemporary calf, richly decorated gilt ornamented spine with red gilt lettered label, sides with gilt border, inside dentelles (slightly rubbed). A nicely bound copy of noble provenance. The copy of the Earl of Caledon with his armorial bookplate. Second edition, a reissue, without the original text, but with an index of Linnaean names. The first edition was published in London in 1732. A very fine and clean copy of 'the most important book to be published in England during the eighteenth century on the plant growing in a private garden' (Henrey) and a major work for the pre-Linnaean taxonomy of South African plants. "Johann Jacob Dillenius (originally Dillen) (1684-1747) (was) a German botanist from Darmstadt, who was brought to England in 1721 by William Sherard to help with the latter's projected revision of Caspar Bauhin's 'Pinax' of 1623 . About this time, William Sherard's brother James, who had a flourishing medical practice in London, purchased a country estate at Eltham in Kent. William spent a good deal of time on the property and, assisted by Dillenius, built it up into one of the leading gardens in England. When William died in 1728 he endowed a chair of botany at Oxford with the provisio that Dillenius should be the first incumbent. He also left his herbarium, library and manuscript to the University. At the insistance of James Sherard, Dillenius embarked on an account of the more interesting plants growing … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Antiquariaat Junk [Amsterdam, Netherlands]
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