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         Theatrum Machinarium. Oder: Schau-Platz der Heb-Zeuge [Hebe-Zeuge; Hebezeuge], in welchem nicht nur angewiesen wird Wie durch Menschen und Thiere gewaltige Lasten bequem fortzubringen, Sondern auch Mancherley Arthen der vornehmsten, gebräuchlichsten, dauerhaftigsten und curieusesten, wie auch simplesten Machinen, Lasten von ungeheurer Größe und Schwehre, so wol von einem Orth zum andern nicht allein füglich fortzuschaffen, als zu erheben, niederzulassen und mit Geschicklichkeit von einer Seite zur andern zu wenden, vorgestellet werden.

      Leipzig, Bernhard Christoph Breitkopf und Sohn 1774; Neue Auflage; ca 37x25 cm; (12) 164 (4) Seiten mit 56 Kupfertafeln; Halbledereinband d. Zt. mit Rückentitel (Einband an den Kapitalen stärker bestoßen, kleiner unterlegter Ausschnitt auf dem Vortitelblatt; sonst guter, fleckenfreier Zustand)Versand D: 5,00 EUR Technik

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Hilbert Kadgien]
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         Briefe über Mineralogische Gegenstände, auf seiner Reise durch das Temeswarer Bannat, Siebenbürgen, Ober- und Nieder-Hungarn, an den Herausgeber derselben, Johann Jacob Ferber, geschrieben.

      Frankfurt und Leipzig, (ohne Drucker), 1774 - 6 Bll., 228 S., 1 Bl. (Druckfehler). 3 gefalt. Kupfertafeln. Erste Ausgabe. - DSB II, 315. - "Scarce. In 1770, in his capacity as an official of the department of mines and the mint, Von Born made a lengthy tour through the southern realms of the Austrian Empire. At that time, this encompassed the mineral rich lands of Hungary and Transylvania. His keen observations of the regions he travelled through were recorded in a series of letters Von Born sent to the Swedish mineralogist Johann Jacob [Jakob] Ferber. These letters contain a vibirant, warm description of the people encountered as well as numerous intersperced accounts about the mineralogy and mining of the area. They also show Von Born to be an expert in his profession. Ferber after having recieved the complete series of letters, decided their content should be shared with a wider audiance. Therefore, he undertook to edit them, and see to their publication as the present work. This volume was so well received that two translations [which see] were published" (Minrec). - Teils gebräunt und durchgehend leicht fleckig. Vorsatz mit alten hs. Notizen bzw. Besitzvermerken. Gegen Ende etw. wasserrandig. Vorderer Vorsatz mit Einriss im Falz. *** /// *** Copyright: Matthaeus Truppe - Stubenberggasse 7 - A-8010 Graz - +43 316 829552 *** /// *** Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 500 8°. Pp. der Zeit. (fleckig und bestoßen, Vorderdeckel mit hs. Nummer). [Attributes: First Edition]

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         COMMENTARIOS DO GRANDE AFONSO DALBOQUERQUE Capitão Geral que foi das Índias Orientais em tempo do muito poderoso Rey D. Manuel o primeiro deste nome

      Regia Officina Typografica 1774 - Third edition, dedicated to the Marquês de Pombal. It was intended to stimulate Portuguese patriotism and assist in the renaissance that Pombal was trying to bring about in Portugal. Within six years (1519-1526), Albuquerque conquered Malacca, gained control of the Persian Gulf, and made Goa the seat of Portuguese administration in the East. Encadernação de época em couro, com reparos no vol. I, folhas atuais, dedicado ao Marquês de Pombal, retrato de Antero de Albuquerque, bom estado de conservação. Vol. I 343 pp., Vol. II 285 pp., Vol. III 289 pp. e Vol. IV 256 pp. 17 x 11 cm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Practischer Unterricht von Taschenuhren, sowol für die Verfertiger, als auch für die Liebhaber derselben, von C.F. Vogel. Mit nöthigen Kupferstichen versehen.

      Leipzig, Breitkopf und Sohn, 1774 - 422 S., 10 Bl., 5 faltbare Tafeln mit Kupferstichen (Tabula II-VI), Einband , Ecken und Kanten berieben und bestoßen. Die Tafeln mit Knickspuren. Rückendeckel mit alten Tintenflecken. Papier teils gebräunt. Einige Seiten fingerfleckig. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1001 8°, Pappeinband der Zeit, Rotschnitt

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         La fisica degli alberi in cui si tratta dell’anatomia delle piante e dell’economia vegetabile. [ ] Opera abbellita di figure in rame. Parte prima [-seconda].

      Nella stamperia di Carlo Palese, in Venezia 1774 - 4to (260x190 mm), contemporary full vellum binding, with gilt title at spine, red sprinkled edges; 2 vols; pp. LXXII, 272, [28] leaves of plates; [8], 404, [22] leaves of plates. Xyl. ornaments at title-pages, initials, head- and final-pieces. Printer's device at colophon. 50 folding plates illustrating trees and their anatomy in details. First and only Italian edition of this richly illustrated treatise on tree physics and anatomy. Prov.: Handwritten ownership inscription at first paste-down of both volumes [di Fr. Battaglini]. Ref.: IT\ICCU\UBOE\001494. Cond.: Rare traces of use to the binding (remaining only one of the two original labels with the gilted title). Occasional little worm-holes at paste-downs. Presence of water-stains at many leaves, especially at lower corner of the leaves and plates of the first volume. Slightly deformed volumes, at bindings and leaves, probably from moisture. Otherwise, fresh and crispy leaves. Overall, a good copy. 2105g. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         AN ASTRONOMICAL DIARY: OR, ALMANACK FOR THE YEAR OF CHRISTIAN AERA, 1775

      Boston: John Kneeland, 1774. [24]pp. 12mo. Dbd. Minor foxing and toning. Very good. An important Revolutionary almanac. The titlepage has a large woodcut entitled "The virtuous patriot at the hour of death," and the first four pages contain "An address to the inhabitants of Boston," in which Low rails against the British. Addressing British-occupied Boston, he writes: "[Your countrymen] are sensible the heavy hand of power under which you are now groaning is designed only as a prelude to the utter abolishment of American freedom." He goes on to decry the Intolerable Acts as a prelude to an era of American slavery to Britain, and to write prophetically: "My dear brethren, the destiny of America seems to be suspended on the present controversy; and it is on your fidelity, firmness, and good conduct, for which you have so remarkably signalized yourselves on all occasions, that a happy issue of it in a great measure depends." Just months after this almanac was published, the first shots of the Revolution would be fired at Lexington and Concord. EVANS 13384. DRAKE 3241.

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         LETTRE DE LOUIS XV au COMTE DU CHATELET D'HARAUCOURT à propos d'une CHARGE DE LIEUTENANT au PROFIT DE FRANCOIS D'ANTIGNY DE BOISMORAND

      1774 - 1 feuillet in-folio oblong signé de LOUIS XV en date de Versailles le 27 février 1774 et contresigné du Duc d'AIGUILLON. Louis XV meurt peu de temps après le 10 mai 1774. - TEXTE : Mons le Cte Du CHATELET D'HARAUCOURT ayant donné à François Scouriou Dantigny de Boismorand Second Sous-Lieutenant la Charge de Lieutenant en Second sans apointement en la Compagnie de Pirieux dans mon Régiment d'Infanterie que vous commandez vacante par l'abandon . de LA Farre. Je vous écris cette lettre pour vous dire que bous ayiez à le reçevoir et faire reconnoitre en lad. charge de tous ceux et ainsi qu'il appartiendra en la présente n'etam pour autre fin, je prie dieu qu'il vous ai Mons. le Cte du CHATELET D'HARAUCOURT en sa Sainte garde. Ecrit à Versailles le vingt sept février 1774. Signé LOUIS contresigne Le Duc d'Aiguillon". - Louis Marie Florent de Lomont d'Haraucourt, duc du Châtelet, né à Semur-en-Auxois, le 20 novembre 1727 et guillotiné à Paris le 13 décembre 1793, Gouverneur de Semur-en-Auxois et de Toul, nommé maréchal de camp des armées du roi et fait grand-croix de l'ordre royal et militaire de Saint-Louis. - Emmanuel-Armand de Vignerot du Plessis 4e duc d'Aiguillon 1720–1788 Mots clés : ANCIEN REGIME [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE ANCIENNE BERNARD MARIE ROLIN]
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         Journal du voyage de Michel de Montaigne en Italie, par la Suisse & l?Allemagne en 1580, 1581. Avec des notes par M. de Querlon. En trois volumes, complet.

      A Rome, chez le Jay, M. DCC. LXXIV., 1774, - in-8vo, (15 x 9 cm), 2 ff (faux-titre, titre) + frontispice-portrait gravé hors texte + CXXXVI (adresse au Comte de Buffon, discours préliminaire) + 214 p. + 1 f. (blanche) / 3 ff. (blanche, faux-titre, titre) + 323 p. / 1 f. (blanche) + 461 p. + 3 ff. (livres nouveaux, blanche), reliure plein basane d?époque, tranches marbrées, pages de garde en papier dominoté, dos à cinq nerfs, pièce de titre en maroquin rouge, compartiments ornés, charnières et coiffes usées, sinon pages en bon état, rousseurs sur le haut des pages. Première édition en 3 volumes in-8° posthume, donnée avec des notes de M. de Querlon, rare. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Barth 17785; Tchemerzine VlII, 476; Brunet III, 1841; Perret, n° 3070 (par erreur première éd.: 1775), p. 361 / Quérard, VI, p. 224 / vgl. Pescarzoli I, 387f. u. Griep-Luber 942. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Harteveld Rare Books Ltd.]
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         Dei delitti e delle pene. Edizione rivista, corretta e disposta secondo l'ordine della traduzione francese approvato dall'autore coll'aggiunta del commentario alla detta opera di M. de Voltaire tradotto da celebre autore.Londra, presso la Società dei Filosofi, 1774.

      Londra, presso la Società dei Filosofi 1774 - Cm. 18, pp. (4) xv (1), 167 (1). Magnifica antiporta figurata (boia con teste tagliate e strumenti di tortura davanti all'allegoria della Giustizia che li respinge) e frontespizio con bella vignetta, finemente incisi in rame. Legatura coeva in cartonato alla rustica con nervi passanti. Tracce di polvere alla legatura, trascurabile strappetto al margine alto di alcune carte inizali, sporadiche e lievi fioriture, peraltro esemplare in barbe e ben conservato. Questa edizione del capolavoro di Cesare Beccaria fu verosimilmente impressa o a Livorno o a Venezia (e poi ristampata in versione manipolata nel 1790). Segue il celebre commento di Voltaire diviso in 23 capitoli. Cfr. Iccu; Parenti, Dizionario, p. 120; Firpo, nr. 16. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Apuleio]
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         Of the Imitation of Jesus Christ. In Four Books

      Printed by Robert & Andrew Foulis, Glasgow 1774 - xii, 234pp. G: in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. Boards marked and chipped. Binding firm. Previous owner inscription to corner of title page and rear paste down. Some light to moderate browning of pages. Two small sections of loss to text on pp 135-136. Pages untrimmed [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Idee sull'indole del piacere.Milano, appresso Giuseppe Galeazzi , 1774.

      Milano, appresso Giuseppe Galeazzi 1774 - Pp. 100. Preceduto da: (SAVANI LUIGI) Istruzione pratica per la formazione de' prati artificiali di sano fieno, di erba medica e di trifoglio. Modena, per G. Vincenzi, 1819. Pp. 59 (1). Unito a: MORO MATTEO. Guida per conservarsi in salute e vivere lungamente. Cremona, dalla tipografia prov. de' fratelli Manini, 1820. Pp. 75 (1). Unito a: Dei danni cagionati dal tabacco usato fuori di bisogno od in copia eccessiva. Memoria di E. T. M. D. dedicata agli amatori della propria salute. Milano, nella stamperia Bolzani, 1805. Pp.44 (2) + 1 c.b. Quattro opere in un volume di cm. 19,5. Ottima legatura del tempo in mezza pelle con titoli, filetti e fregi in oro al dorso; carta marmorizzata ai piatti e tagli spruzzati. Lievi aloni limitati alla terza opera. Bell'esemplare. Importante miscellanea di opere che hanno come linea comune, la ricerca del benessere psicofisico. L'opera di Verri, di fatto il contributo più alto dal punto di vista filosofico nell'ambito della sua produzione letteraria, risulta importante e innovativa poiché l'A. teorizza il piacere come cessazione del dolore. Le altre memorie spaziano dai benefici delle erbe medicinali e del fieno come strumento terapeutico, ai danni causati dal consumo smodato del tabacco e infine a una vera e propria guida al benessere fisico scritta da Matteo Moro in forma di gustosissimi aforismi. Prima edizione per quanto riguarda la seconda, terza e quarta opera; seconda edizione (di un anno successiva alla prima) per quanto riguarda l'opera di Verri (cfr. Cat. Einaudi, 5877; Parenti, 509; Melzi, II, p. 14. . Cfr. Iccu, per le prime tre opere; la quarta memoria non risulta censita nelle principali biblioteche italiane ed europee presenti on-line. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Teutsche Academie der Bau-Bildhauer und Maler-Kunst, worinn die Regeln und Lehrsätze dieser Künste gegeben. Des dritten Haupttheils zweyter Band, welcher drey Abtheilungen enthält: I. Von den alten egyptischen griechischen und römischen Malern II. Von den berühmtesten neuern italienischen Malern, Bildhauern und Baumeistern III. Nachrichten von niederländischen und teutschen Malern. Welcher in der Ordnung des ganzen Werkes, den siebenden Band ausmachet.

      Nürnberg: 1774 - 424 S. HLdr. der Zeit. Kupfer sämtlich hinter den Text gebunden. 2°. Vortitel und Titel mit Ausriss, bis Seite 6 ist so ziemlich jede orthographische Abweichung mit fettem rotem Buntstift unterstrichen. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Johann Nadelmann Antiquariat]
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         Of the Imitation of Jesus Christ. In Four Books

      Glasgow: Printed by Robert & Andrew Foulis. G: in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. Boards marked and chipped. Binding firm. Previous owner inscription to corner of title page and rear paste down. Some light to moderate browning of pages. Two small sections of loss to text on pp 135-136. Pages untrimmed. 1774. Reprint. Grey hardback board cover. 190mm x 110mm (7" x 4"). xii, 234pp. .

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         Joseph Banks Esq

      Mezzotint engraved by W. Dickinson. Image size: 500 by 360 mm.  London, W. Dickinson, January 30th,

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         G. 177-182] Six quartetto ou Divertissement pour deux violons, taille et basse. Oeuvre VIII

      Amsterdam : Hummel, PN 324, [1774] - Stimmen. 10, 7, 7, 7 S. Gr. 4to. Violinstimme wasserrandig. OPpb. d. Zt. RISM B/BB 3122. Mit hübscher Titelverzierung.

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         Design of the Ceiling of Lady Bute's Dressing Room

      London, 1774. Engraving, coloured by hand, by B. Pastorini. A fine engraving, with contemporary hand colouring, of a painted plaster and stucco ceiling from the interior at Luton Hoo, a project undertaken by Robert Adam in about 1764 for the Earl of Bute.Robert and his brother James Adam forever changed the face of British architecture by introducing innovative Classical design ideas. From 1754-57, Robert lived in Italy where he had a long productive friendship with Piranesi, which was inspirational for both men. Adam's first book, on Diocletian's palace in Dalmatia, is clearly very like the archaeological investigations Piranesi was making at the same time of similar ruins. Piranesi's friendship and passion for Roman Classicism were seminal influences on Adam, and the greatest single factor, other than his own talent, in the work Adam produced on his return to England.Upon his return, the brothers launched their career by building the Adelphi from the Thames to the Strand in London, which although not a commercial success at the time, included one of London's most cherished buildings, the Adlephi Theatre. Together, the Adam brothers designed and built some of the most famous buildings in England, including such bastions of English architecture as Kenwood House, Keddlestone Manor, and Syon House. To the interiors of their English country houses, the Adams brought wonderful ornamental elements in niches, lunettes, festoons and reliefs. Their classically designed buildings were so numerous in London that they changed the prevailing feel of the city and established their brand of neo-Classicism as the model of elegance and importance. It is asserted that the brothers originated the concept of the uniform facade attached to the typical English row house, an architectural device that distinguishes London buildings. This monumental contribution is evidenced in the Adams' designs for Portland Place and Fitzroy Square, and these were used as architectural models for the whole city. The brothers brought their talents into other areas by designing furniture to complement their beautiful interiors and by creating and publishing a treatise of design entitled 'Works in Architecture'. The work was published in three volumes over an extended span of time, beginning in 1773, with the final volume being published posthumously in 1822.Cf. Brunet I.47; cf. Lowndes I, p.8; DNB; Wilton-Ely, The Mind and Art of Giovanni Battista Piranesi.

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         Theophrastus's History of Stones. With an English Version, and notes, including the Modern History of the Gems described by that Author; and many other of the native fossils. 2nd Ed.;

      the Author, London, for the Author, 1774 - HARDBACK full calf gilt ornamental rules to covers raised bands and gilt ornament on spine pages: viii 342 [viii] - Greek index [xxii] - index vocabulorum [xv] - general index head tail and corners lightly bumped and rubbed small loss at head former owners book-plate on front end-papers name on title-page ink annotations on rear end-paper [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Bucolica et Georgica tabulis aeneis olim a Johanne Pine sculptore regio defuncto illustrata opus paternum in lucem profert Robertus Edge Pine

      London 1774 - 2 voll. in numerazione continua in un volume in-8 (215x130 mm.), pp. (2), XV, 144, (8). Elegante legatura neocalssica in piena pelle rossa con decori ornamentali ai piatti e ai dorsi. Unghie e tagli dorati, risguardi marmorizzati. Due frontespizi incisi su rame con il titolo inscritto entro una stele; due dedicatorie incise su rame e 70 tavole egualmente su rame, di cui 2 alle antiporte dei rispettivi volumi, disegnate ed incise da John Pine. Numerosissime testatine, finalini e capilettera istoriati in calcografia da invenzione del Pine. Ottimo esemplare, completo e impresso su carta grave, con lievi e fiologiche fioriture. Elegantissima edizione in raffinata legatura coeva. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Dictionnaire Raisonne Diplomatique. Tome 1-2. Paris

      Lacombe 1774 - First Edition. 2 vols. 8vo, xxiv, 547, [1]; 482, [3]pp, 51 engraved plates, contemporary full calf [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Journal de Voyage en Italie, par la Suisse et l'Allemagne en 1580 et 1581...

      Chez Le Jay, 1774. Due volumi di cm. 18, pp. (8) cviii, 324; (4) 601 (1). Con ritratto di Montaigne inciso in rame su una tavola f.t. al primo volume. Legatura ottocentesca in mezza pelle versi, dorsi a piccoli nervi con titoli e filetti in oro. Tagli di testa dorati. Esemplare marginoso e ben conservato. Edizione che si suole considerare come l'originale.

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         Anatomia uteri humani gravidi tabulis illustrata. The anatomy of the human gravid uterus exhibited in figures

      Birmingham: John Baskerville, 1774. Hunter, William (1718-83). Anatomia uteri humani gravidi tabulis illustrata. The anatomy of the human gravid uterus exhibited in figures. Double folio. 21 unsigned and unpaginated leaves, each leaf a single sheet. 34 engraved plates prepared by 17 engravers from drawings by Jan van Rymsdyk (fl. 18th cent.), Edward Edwards (1738-1806), Alexander Cozens (d. 1786) and Blakey. Birmingham: John Baskerville, 1774. 651 x 475 mm. Half calf, marbled boards in period style, leather label on front cover. Some mold- and dampstaining (extensive in places), small holes in title repaired, uneven toning. Good copy. First Edition. Hunter's Gravid Uterus, on which he labored for thirty years, is one of the great artistic achievements in medicine. "It is indeed a remarkable book, not the least important aspect of which is the large size of the plates, which Hunter took care to defend in the preface. For him, the technical quality of the plates was of great importance; they combine descriptive clarity with beauty. The work contains thirty-four plates of different kinds; some depict several objects, others a life-size section of the human body-the female trunk between the abdomen and the middle of the thighs. Some plates are packed with detail, others are more schematic, showing large parts in outline only. Facing each plate are a short description and a key. . ." (Jordanova, p. 386). The Gravid Uterus was the largest book printed by John Baskerville, and one of two medical books issued from his press; it is also among the very few medical books issued from a private press. The original drawings from which the engravings made are preserved in the Hunterian Collections at the University of Glasgow Library. Cutter & Viets, History of Midwifery, pp. 33-37, 183-184. Garrison-Morton.com 6157. Jordanova, "Gender, generation and science: William Hunter's obstetrical atlas," in William Hunter and the Eighteenth-Century World, ed. Bynum and Porter, pp. 385-412. Norman 1125.

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         Lecons Éleméntaires D'Optique.

      Nouvelle Editon, revue, corrigée & augmentée. 20x13 cm. 4 Bl., 204 S., 12 Tafeln. Original-Ledereinband m. reicher flor. Goldverz. a. Rck., rotes Rsch., Kanten leicht best., schöner Einband. Innen leicht gebr., marm. Vorsätze, roter Seitenrundumschnitt, guter Zustand. Handschr. Exlibris 1774. In franz. Sprache, mit 12 mehrfach gefalteten Original- Kupfer-Tafeln.

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         1774 EXQUISITE William Shakespeare PLAYS Illustrated Theatre Romeo Juliet 9v SET

      London : Printed for John Bell, 1774. First edition - 1774 EXQUISITE William Shakespeare PLAYS Illustrated Theatre Romeo Juliet 9v SET “The remarkable thing about Shakespeare is that he is really very good - in spite of all the people who say he is very good.” – Robert Graves A rare set of the plays of William Shakespeare. This nine-volume set includes the most famous works of Shakespearean theatre including Romeo and Juliet, Much Ado, and Merry Wives of Windsor. The plays in this collection are ‘acting versions’ of the staged plays, and according to Ritchie and Sabor, “this edition offers a valuable record of the ways in which the plays were being altered at the time, with an introductory advertisement justifying this practice.” (Ritchie & Sabor, p.397) John Bell, the publisher of this landmark set, provided a “read-along guide to contemporary theatrical display with direct references to the performance of Shakespeare on the contemporary stage, it had commercial appeal.” (R&S, p.232). This beautiful, charming set includes 72+ plates with frontispieces depicting scenes from the plays and portraits of actors designed by Edward Edwards. Item number: #1518 Price: $2500 SHAKESPEARE, William. Bell's edition of Shakespeare's plays London : Printed for John Bell, 1774. First edition Details: • Collation complete with all pages; 9 volume set: o v. 1. – Introduction to Shakespeare’s Plays; Essay on Oratory; Macbeth o v. 2. – King Lear; Romeo and Juliet; Merchant of Venice; Cymbeline; Much Ado About Nothing o v. 3. – Measure for Measure; Hamlet; o v. 4. – The Two Gentleman of Verona; The Taming of the Shrew; Troilus and Cressida; Anthony and Cleopatra o v. 5. – Twelfth Night; The Winter's Tale; Julius Caesar; Coriolanus; Timon of Athens o v. 6. – The Two Gentleman of Verona; The Taming of the Shrew; Troilus and Cressida; Anthony and Cleopatra o v. 7. – King Richard II; Henry VI Part 1, 2 and 3 o v. 8. – Titus Andronicus, Comedy of Errors, Midsummers Night Dream, Love's Labour Lost o v. 9. – Poems of Shakespeare; Life of Shakespeare • Binding: Leather; tight & secure • References: ESTC N 474724; Lowndes 2262; Ritchie & Sabor, Shakespeare in the 18th-century; • Provenance: o Armorial Bookplate – Earl of Fife Alexander William George Duff, 1st Duke of Fife, KG, KT, GCVO, VD, PC (10 November 1849 – 29 January 1912), styled Viscount Macduff between 1857 and 1879 and known as The Earl Fife between 1879 and 1889, was a British peer who married Princess Louise, the third child and eldest daughter of King Edward VII of the United Kingdom and Queen Alexandra. o Armorial Bookplate – Simon John Loder  Simon John Loder (1932-2002) was a Captain in the service of the Grenadier Guards. • Language: English • Size: ~8in X 5in (20cm x 13cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 1518 photos available upon reques.t [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Transformationum congeries, interprete Guilielmo Xylandro. Cum Thomae Munckeri notis, quibus suas adjecit Henricus Verheyk.

      Leyde, Samuel et Jan Luchtmans 1774 - in-8, [16] ff. n. ch. (titre, dédicaces, préfaces), 304 pp., texte grec et traduction latine en regard, [10] ff. n. ch. de tables et de corrigenda, maroquin noir à long grain, dos à nerfs orné de pointillés, filets et fleurons dorés, double encadrement de double filet doré enserrant des pampres sur les plats, simple filet doré sur les coupes, chaînette intérieure, le tout sous chemise de carton souple à rabats et dans emboîtage moderne demi-chagrin noir, dos à nerfs (Bozérian jeune). Excellente édition de ce texte qui fut d'abord publié en 1568 à Bâle. Elle reprend en partie celle de 1676. Unique oeuvre attribuée au grammairien Antoninus Liberalis, dont on ne sait rigoureusement rien, mais qui dut vivre sous le règne des Antonins : conservées dans un seul manuscrit (Palatinus Heidelbergensis Graecus 398), les Métamorphoses sont un recueil de 41 fables de la mythologie grecque, dont certaines ne sont attestées que par cette oeuvre. La première édition avait été donnée en 1598 par Wilhelm Hotzmann (Xylander) d'après le manuscrit de Heidelberg. Il ne faut évidemment pas confondre ce texte avec l'homonyme d'Ovide, ni avec le roman d'Apulée. Brunet I, 330. Précieux exemplaire de Napoléon Ier, relié à ses armes O.H.R. 2652-11. L'ouvrage appartint ensuite à Thomas Fleming, avec vignette ex-libris contrecollée sur les premières gardes. Très bel exemplaire relié par François Bozérian, dit Bozérian le jeune. Il ouvrit son atelier en 1805 et le ferma en 1820., et fut un des meilleurs relieurs de son temps. c'est à ce titre qu'il fit de nombreuses reliures pour l'Empereur. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Il Gran Teatro Italiano. Tomo I - IV

      Firenze (Florence): Per Gaetano Cambiagi Stampator Granducale, 1774. Vellum. Good +. viii, 147, 304, 152, iv, 153-288 p. 17 cm. Engraved frontispiece. Vellum. Some wear to spine labels and small hole in upper label, some staining to covers. Bookplate and tear on front pastedown and another bookplate on rear pastedown. A few spots within but overall pages bright white. Some wormholes in rear endpapers and last pages. Italian text. Title continues: "Aperto Ogni mese Alla curiosita ed agli interesse di Tutte le Nazioni o Sieno Memorie Risguardanti la Politica, les Scienze, le Arti, l'Agricoltura, il Commercio, Manufatture, Invenzioni ec."

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         Anatomia uteri humani gravidi tabulis illustrata. The anatomy of the human gravid uterus exhibited in figures

      Birmingham: John Baskerville, 1774. Hunter, William (1718-83). Anatomia uteri humani gravidi tabulis illustrata. The anatomy of the human gravid uterus exhibited in figures. Double folio. 21 unsigned and unpaginated leaves, each leaf a single sheet. 34 engraved plates prepared by 17 engravers from drawings by Jan van Rymsdyk (fl. 18th cent.), Edward Edwards (1738-1806), Alexander Cozens (d. 1786) and Blakey. Birmingham: John Baskerville, 1774. 651 x 475 mm. Half calf, marbled boards in period style, leather label on front cover. Some mold- and dampstaining (extensive in places), small holes in title repaired, uneven toning. Good copy. First Edition. Hunter's Gravid Uterus, on which he labored for thirty years, is one of the great artistic achievements in medicine. "It is indeed a remarkable book, not the least important aspect of which is the large size of the plates, which Hunter took care to defend in the preface. For him, the technical quality of the plates was of great importance; they combine descriptive clarity with beauty. The work contains thirty-four plates of different kinds; some depict several objects, others a life-size section of the human body-the female trunk between the abdomen and the middle of the thighs. Some plates are packed with detail, others are more schematic, showing large parts in outline only. Facing each plate are a short description and a key. . ." (Jordanova, p. 386). The Gravid Uterus was the largest book printed by John Baskerville, and one of two medical books issued from his press; it is also among the very few medical books issued from a private press. The original drawings from which the engravings made are preserved in the Hunterian Collections at the University of Glasgow Library. Cutter & Viets, History of Midwifery, pp. 33-37, 183-184. Garrison-Morton.com 6157. Jordanova, "Gender, generation and science: William Hunter's obstetrical atlas," in William Hunter and the Eighteenth-Century World, ed. Bynum and Porter, pp. 385-412. Norman 1125.

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         Journal de Voyage en Italie, par la Suisse et l'Allemagne en 1580 et 1581.

      Chez Le Jay,, A Rome et se trouve à Paris, 1774 - Due volumi di cm. 18, pp. (8) cviii, 324; (4) 601 (1). Con ritratto di Montaigne inciso in rame su una tavola f.t. al primo volume. Legatura ottocentesca in mezza pelle versi, dorsi a piccoli nervi con titoli e filetti in oro. Tagli di testa dorati. Esemplare marginoso e ben conservato. Edizione che si suole considerare come l'originale. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Ausführliche Nachricht von neu entdeckten Zoolithen unbekannter vierfüsiger Thiere, und denen sie enthaltenden, so wie verschiedenen andern denkwürdigen Grüften der obergebürgischen Lande des Marggrafthums Bayreuth.

      Nuremberg, Georg Wolfgang Knorr, 1774 - Folio (408 x 257 mm), pp [viii] 148, with engraved view of the cave site at head of text and 14 hand-coloured engraved plates; a fine copy in contemporary German half sheep and marbled boards, spine gilt with red morocco label.First edition of the first work on the discovery of fossil humans. Esper discovered the fossilised remains of extinct animals and human bones in the cave of Gaillenreuth in Bavaria. 'A new epoch in the literature of caves began with Esper's investigation of fossil remains of mammalian bones discovered in the Franconian caves. Interest then centred on the paleontological significance of the remains in cave deposits' (Zittel). Esper was the first to discover, and describe in the present work, genuine remains of fossil man, although the scientific proof of their fossil origin had to await Schmerlin's researches published 1833-4.Esper, a Lutheran pastor and amateur naturalist, lived near the Gaillenreuth cave in Bavaria. The entrance to the cave was on a steep slope high above the valley, so that the bones could not have been deposited there by the existing river in flood. Esper considered the possibility that man had lived at the same time as these extinct animals, but concluded that the human and animal bones were probably bought together and commingled as a result of the Biblical flood. He was also baffled by the animal bones, similar to large bears, hyenas, and even lions; fauna unknown in the region. He observed that the bones did not match exactly those of any living species. He sent specimens from the cave to Buffon, Daubenton, Camper, and Hunter. His descriptions and illustrations are extremely accurate.The fine plates are by V. Bischoff, J.A. Eisenmann and A. Hoffer.A French edition was published the same year; both are rare, with only three copies of the French edition appearing in ABPC and none of the German original.Nissen ZBI 1318; Ward and Carozzi 756; OCLC: Harvard, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences

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         The Works Of The Reverend Edward Young

      London - P Brown H Hill and S Bayne 1774 - The poetical works of Edward Young. A relatively scarce edition, complete in four volumes. With a frontispiece to volume I. Prior owner's bookplate to front pastedown, John Carver. Edward Young was an English poet, best remembered for his long poem Night-Thoughts. Condition: In uniform full calf bindings with gilt stamping to the spines. Externally, generally smart with small amount of bumping to the extremities. Patches of rubbing to the boards. Loss to the head of volume IV. Prior owner'sbookplate to the front pastedown, John Carver. Internally, firmly bound. Offsetting from frontispiece to volume I. Pages are slightly age toned with occasional spots. Overall: VERY GOOD. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Heures Royales, dédiées a la Reine. Contenant les Offices qui se disent à l'Eglise pendant l'Année, En Latin & en François, a l'Usage de Rome. Ensemble la Méthode de se boen Confessor & Communier, & les Prières de la Semaine: Nouvelle Edition, Augmentée des Messes & méditations pour les principales Fêtes de l'Année, & des Pensées Chrétiennes pour chaque jour du Mois.

      Paris, Louis-Guillaume de Hansy 1774. (frontispiece, 12) 563 (1) p. Contemporary gold-stamped Leather with 5 raised bands, gilt-edged and gauffered text block, 18° (Some pages are slightly browned, several annotations on the flyleaves at the beginning and end of the work. Fine copy of this French Book of Hours, dedicated to the Queen of France and Navarra, Marie Antoinette 1755-1793. Illustrated with an engraved frontispiece depicting the queen modestly praying on her knees. The binding is richly decorated with gold-tooling, the front and back cover are decorated with a pattern of flowers and vines around a central ornament with the 'IHS' monogram of the Jesuits. The front cover also has the initials M.E.W. above the Jesuit monogram and the initials I.F. below it. The work is kept in a perfectly fitting slipcase, covered on the outside with dark green gold-stamped leather and on the inside with the same marbled paper as the endpapers of the prayer book. This edition not in OCLC. A beautiful, eyecatching piece of French devotionalia.).

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         A Journey into Siberia, Made by Order of the King of France.

      Printed for T. Jefferys, 1774 - English first ed. 4to. xx, 396pp. 9 engraved plates. 1 folding map. Contemporary full calf, spine repaired & slightly rubbed, and stained end-papers & fly leaves. Ex-library copy put on front end-paper. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         The Theory of Moral Sentiments. . . To which is added a dissertation on the origin of languages.

      London: printed for W. Strahan, J. & F. Rivington, W. Johnston, T. Longman, and T. Cadell, and W. Creech, 1774. 4th Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (200 x 125 mm). [8], 476 (i.e. 478), [2] pp. including advertisement leaf at end, p. 478 misnumbered 476. Contemporary polished calf, spine with rich gilt decoration and gilt-lettered red morocco label (binding slightly rubbed, lower corners bumped). Except for little age-toning of text a generally clean and unmarked copy in original unrestored binding. ----ESTCT95116; Alston III, 825; Kress 5815; Goldsmith 9537 (both for 1st ed.) - THE VERY RARE FOURTH EDITION. Smith's Theory of Moral Sentiments is drawn from his course of lectures while he was a professor of philosophy at Glasgow Univrsity. "The work received wide acclaim and so impressed the stepfather of the young duke of Buccleuch that he invited Smith to become the duke's tutor, with the promise of a pension for life. . . The greater part of the Theory of Moral Sentiments is an account of moral psychology. . . The mainstay of Smith's moral psychology is sympathy. . . Smith characterizes the mechanism of sympathy in this way: 'Whatever is the passion which arises from any object in the person principally concerned, an analogous emotion springs up at the thought of this situation, in the breast of every attentive spectator'. . . Smith argues that if the appearance of grief or joy, for example, arouses similar feelings in us, it is because these feelings suggest to us the general idea of some good or evil that has befallen the person in whom we observe them" (Encyclopedia of Philosophy VII, pp. 461ff). "The Theory of Moral Sentiments was [first] published in April 1759 and at once brought Smith something more than local fame. It was hailed by David Hume in typical ironic manner: 'I proceed to tell you the melancholy news', he wrote from London, 'that your book has been very unfortunate: for the public seem disposed to applaud it extremely'" (Mossner. Adam Smith: The Biographical Approach, p. 12). This edition is exceptionally rare. We can only trace a single copy sold at auction in the past 50 years (Sotheby's, London, 1973). - Visit our website for additional images and information. Near Fine.

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         Trattato della cataratta. del glaucoma, e dell'amaurosi.

      Napoli, Antonio Cervone, 1774, legatura in piena pergamena coeva, tassello al dorso (con piccola mancanza) pp. 286 con due tavole incise, su un solo foglio ripiegato. Tradizione italiana del trattato scritto e pubblicato nel 1713 e che costituisce la terza parte delle "Istituzioni chirurgiche" di Lorenzo Heister(o) (1683 - 1758) . Verrˆ poi ripubblicato a parte, Venezia, dieci anni dopo.

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         An account of The Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge, from its commencement, in 1709. In which is included, The present state of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland with regard to Religion

      Printed by A. Murray and J. Cochrane, Edinburgh 1774 - [2], 70pp, [2]. With an engraved title-page. Recent plain paper wraps printed paper lettering piece. Very minor wear to extremities. Title a trifle soiled and chipped, lightly foxed. An historical record of the missionary work undertaken in Scotland by the Society for Propagating Christian Knowledge, primarily concerning the state of education in the country as a whole, and the Highlands in particular. Intriguingly there is included a chapter on the Society's proceedings on the eastern seaboard of America, relating their attempts at converting members of the Indian nations, both in terms of their successes and the difficulties encountered. ESTC T82929. Size: Quarto [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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         Astronomisches Jahrbuch für die Jahre 1776 bis 1829. Complete set of 53 volumes, 4 supplements, 1 index volume and 1 volume of Erläuterungen bound in 34 volumes.

      Haude u. Spenerschen Buchhandlung, Ferd. Dümmler and others, Berlin 1774 - 8vo (204 x 124 mm). In total 18380 pages and 116 engraved folding plates (2 hand coloured). The supplements are dated 1793 (I), 1795 (II), 1797 (III), and 1808 (IV), the Erläuterungen über die Einrichtung und dem Gebrauch seiner astronomischen Jahrbücher. is dated 1811, and the Namen- und Sachregister. 1776 bis 1829 is dated 1829. Contemporary uniform green half calf, spines lettered in gilt (little rubbing to spines and extremities, spine ends occasionally slightly chipped). Internally little browned (first volumes a bit stronger), occasional foxing and brown-spotting, some volumes with dampstaining in places. Provenance: Teyler Museum, Haarlem* (ink stamps "Bibliotheque Musée Teyler Haarlem to title pages and upper and lower edges); Dieter Schierenberg b.v. (acquired from them in 1986). A very good set, rarely found complete as here with all the supplements and index volumes. ---- Kirchner 9517; Houzeau/L. 15593; Poggend. I, 217; DSB II, 220 - FIRST EDITION. A complete Run of the earliest series of the Berlin Astronomical Yearbooks, published and edited by the German astronomers Johann Heinrich Lambert (1776-80) and Johann Englert Bode (1781-1829). The volumes with a large number of astronomical contributions, "and a collection of the latest treatises, observations, and news, which are included in the astronomical sciences, with contributions from Bessel, Encke, Gruithuisen, Herschel, Littrow, Olbers, Pfaff, and many others . The engraved plates depict comet orbits, the moon, sunspots, solar eclipse trajectories and astronomical devices. Die Jahrgänge mit den vielseitigen astronomischen Beiträgen, "nebst einer Sammlung der neuesten in die astronomischen Wissenschaften einschlagenden Abhandlungen, Beobachtungen und Nachrichten. Mit Beiträgen von Bessel, Encke, Gruithuisen, Herschel, Littrow, Olbers, Pfaff und anderen. Die Tafeln zeigen Kometen und Sonnenflecken, Pons'schem Kometen und Sonnenfinsternis, astronomischen Geräten sowie Sternwarte und Navigationsschule in Hamburg. *This is an ex library copy from the famous Teylers Museum in Haarlem, the only museum in the Netherlands that has been open to the public continuously since 1784. Its authentic interior, containing the original objects, has remained the same since then. So Teylers can justly lay claim to the title of being the first and oldest museum in the Netherlands. The library is interesting for itself. There is no other library in the Netherlands with such a beautiful and complete collection of literature from the 18th and 19th centuries about botany, zoology, and the earth sciences. In total, the book and journal collection consists of more than 125,000 volumes. Major acquisitions continued to be made until approximately 1940. Since then, the library has no longer been a place for finding out about the latest scientific developments, but primarily as a museum room of historic interest. (source: Tylers Museum website). - Visit our website for additional images and information. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         In Provincial Congress, Cambridge, December 5, 1774. Resolved, that the Proceedings of the American Continental Congress, held at Philadelphia, on the Fifth of September last, reported by the Honourable delegates from this colony, have with the deliberation due to their high importance been considered by us.

      Edes and Gill, [Boston 1774 - Letterpress broadside. 15 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches. Signed in print by John Hancock Expert repairs at folds. Rare broadside issued by the Massachusetts's Provincial Congress just a few months following Lexington and Concord, adopting the non-importation resolutions of the first Continental Congress and appointing delegates to the second Continental Congress. The text continues: ". and the American Bill of Rights therein contained, appears to be formed with the greatest Ability and judgment, to be founded on the immutable Laws of Nature and Reason . the ruinous and iniquitous Measures, which in Violation of these Rights at present convulse and threaten Destruction to America, appear to be clearly pointed out and judicious plans adopted for defeating them ." The resolutions which follow thank the Continental Congress for their efforts and appoint John Hancock, Thomas Cushing, Samuel Adams, John Adams and Robert Treat Paine as representatives to the second Continental Congress. The final resolve of the Massachusetts Provincial Congress printed here concerns the principal action taken by the first Continental Congress in response to the Intolerable Acts, proposing a boycott among all the colonies of British goods to take effect in December 1774, with local Committees of Safety to enforce the boycott and regulate local prices for goods. Here, Massachusetts's takes the agreement a step farther, further prohibiting the sale of any item imported from Great Britain even prior to the December date, unless the Intolerable Acts repealed. The Massachusetts Provincial Congress was founded in October 1774, following the passage of Parliament's Massachusetts Government Act, which in effect dissolved the Massachusetts General Assembly and put governing power in the hands of crown-appointed members of a Governor's Council. The Assembly met anyway and reorganized themselves into the Provincial Congress, with John Hancock as its President. The Provincial Congress would be first autonomous government of the Thirteen Colonies. Rare with six recorded copies and no other examples on the market in over fifty years. Evans 13417; Ford 1753; ESTC W17685. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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         Médecine pratique. Traduit en françois, sur la dernière édition anglaise par feu A.F. Jault

      1774 - (4)-XL-728 pp, (1) f. de Paris, P. Fr. Didot le jeune, 1774, in-8, (4)-XL-728 pp, (1) f. de privilège, (1) f. de cat. de livres, veau marbré, dos à nerfs orné, Thomas Sydenham (1624-1689), surnommé l'"Hippocrate anglais" de son siècle, fut un des principaux fondateurs de l'épidémiologie. Adepte des vues du médecin grec, il fit toujours du patient l'objet unique de son observation. Son intérêt se centrant sur les maladies, il considérait nécessaire l'observation clinique depuis l'apparition des symptômes jusqu'à leurs disparitions. Sydenham décrivit le cadre clinique de la goutte, dont il souffrait lui-même. Il eut l'opportunité d'étudier des épidémies. Il vit de près la Grande Peste de Londres de 1661 à 1675, en même temps que de sévères épidémies de variole. Coins us, quelques éraflures, mouillures [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         AN ASTRONOMICAL DIARY: OR, ALMANACK FOR THE YEAR OF CHRISTIAN AERA, 1775

      Boston: John Kneeland, 1774. [24]pp. 12mo. Dbd. Minor foxing and toning. Very good. An important Revolutionary almanac. The titlepage has a large woodcut entitled "The virtuous patriot at the hour of death," and the first four pages contain "An address to the inhabitants of Boston," in which Low rails against the British. Addressing British-occupied Boston, he writes: "[Your countrymen] are sensible the heavy hand of power under which you are now groaning is designed only as a prelude to the utter abolishment of American freedom." He goes on to decry the Intolerable Acts as a prelude to an era of American slavery to Britain, and to write prophetically: "My dear brethren, the destiny of America seems to be suspended on the present controversy; and it is on your fidelity, firmness, and good conduct, for which you have so remarkably signalized yourselves on all occasions, that a happy issue of it in a great measure depends." Just months after this almanac was published, the first shots of the Revolution would be fired at Lexington and Concord. EVANS 13384. DRAKE 3241.

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         Extracts from the votes and proceedings of the American Continental Congress, : held at Philadelphia on the 5th of September, 1774. : Containing the bill of rights, a list of grievances, occasional resolves, the Association, an address to the people of...

      Boston: Philadelphia, printed: Boston, re-printed: and sold by John Boyle in Marlborough-Street, Mills and Hicks in School-Street, and Cox and Berry in King-Street., 1774. One of the scarcest works of the Revolutionary era. The rare 1774 Boston printing of this "forerunner of the Declaration of Independence," containing extracts from the extraordinary proceedings of the first Continental Congress, published by order of the Congress. This extraordinary wide-margined uncut copy has its original stab-sewn stitches and paper wrappers. The title page contains the large contemporary ownership signature of Elisha Basset. Beautifully housed in a custom dark brown morocco and matching cloth clamshell box and folding chemise. 52 pp. ([A]4, B-E4, [F]2, G4). (8vo) 21.5x13.5 cm (8½x5¼"), original uncut brown paper wrappers, stitched as issued, pages untrimmed. Evans 13717; Howes U.S.iana (2nd ed.) E247; Sabin 15528. Full title: Extracts from the votes and proceedings of the American Continental Congress, : held at Philadelphia on the 5th of September, 1774. : Containing the bill of rights, a list of grievances, occasional resolves, the Association, an address to the people of Great-Britain, and a memorial to the inhabitants of the British American colonies. : Published by order of the Congress. First Boston Edition. Paperback. Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Collectible.

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         Astronomisches Jahrbuch für die Jahre 1776 bis 1829. Complete set of 53 volumes, 4 supplements, 1 index volume and 1 volume of Erläuterungen bound in 34 volumes.

      Berlin: Haude u. Spenerschen Buchhandlung, Ferd. Dümmler and others, 1774. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (204 x 124 mm). In total 18380 pages and 116 engraved folding plates (2 hand coloured). The supplements are dated 1793 (I), 1795 (II), 1797 (III), and 1808 (IV), the Erläuterungen über die Einrichtung und dem Gebrauch seiner astronomischen Jahrbücher... is dated 1811, and the Namen- und Sachregister... 1776 bis 1829 is dated 1829. Contemporary uniform green half calf, spines lettered in gilt (little rubbing to spines and extremities, spine ends occasionally slightly chipped). Internally little browned (first volumes a bit stronger), occasional foxing and brown-spotting, some volumes with dampstaining in places. Provenance: Teyler Museum, Haarlem* (ink stamps "Bibliotheque Musée Teyler Haarlem to title pages and upper and lower edges); Dieter Schierenberg b.v. (acquired from them in 1986). A very good set, rarely found complete as here with all the supplements and index volumes. ----Kirchner 9517; Houzeau/L. 15593; Poggend. I, 217; DSB II, 220 - FIRST EDITION. A complete Run of the earliest series of the Berlin Astronomical Yearbooks, published and edited by the German astronomers Johann Heinrich Lambert (1776-80) and Johann Englert Bode (1781-1829). The volumes with a large number of astronomical contributions, "and a collection of the latest treatises, observations, and news, which are included in the astronomical sciences, with contributions from Bessel, Encke, Gruithuisen, Herschel, Littrow, Olbers, Pfaff, and many others . The engraved plates depict comet orbits, the moon, sunspots, solar eclipse trajectories and astronomical devices. Die Jahrgänge mit den vielseitigen astronomischen Beiträgen, "nebst einer Sammlung der neuesten in die astronomischen Wissenschaften einschlagenden Abhandlungen, Beobachtungen und Nachrichten. Mit Beiträgen von Bessel, Encke, Gruithuisen, Herschel, Littrow, Olbers, Pfaff und anderen. Die Tafeln zeigen Kometen und Sonnenflecken, Pons'schem Kometen und Sonnenfinsternis, astronomischen Geräten sowie Sternwarte und Navigationsschule in Hamburg. *This is an ex library copy from the famous Teylers Museum in Haarlem, the only museum in the Netherlands that has been open to the public continuously since 1784. Its authentic interior, containing the original objects, has remained the same since then. So Teylers can justly lay claim to the title of being the first and oldest museum in the Netherlands. The library is interesting for itself. There is no other library in the Netherlands with such a beautiful and complete collection of literature from the 18th and 19th centuries about botany, zoology, and the earth sciences. In total, the book and journal collection consists of more than 125,000 volumes. Major acquisitions continued to be made until approximately 1940. Since then, the library has no longer been a place for finding out about the latest scientific developments, but primarily as a museum room of historic interest. (source: Tylers Museum website). - Visit our website for additional images and information. Very Good.

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         Letters & Miscellaneous Works. Four Volumes: Letters Written by the Late Right Honourable Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield, to His Son Philip Stanhope Esq., In Two Vols. AND Miscellaneous Works of the Late Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield, In Two Vols.

      London, J. Dodsley & Edward and Charles Dilly, 1774 4th ed. / 1778 1st. 4 volumes. Large hardbacks, 12 x 9 inches. Full polished ‘tree-calf’ leather bindings, leather spine labels, extensive gilt decoration to spines and gilt bordering and dentelles to boards. Marbled endpapers. In very good conditions. Lovely bright covers. Some darkening and rubbing to spines. Minor rubbing to corners and edges. Only vol.2. of Misc Works has numbered spine label present. Hinges slightlycracked on all vols, some only partially. Some areas of light foxing else pages very clean and tight throughout. “Letters” illustrated with a frontis portrait; “Misc. Works” illustrated with several vignette portraits and a frontis to vol.2.

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         CARTES ET FIGURES DES VOYAGES.

      1774 - 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Description of Patagonia and the Adjoining Parts of South America

      Containing an Account of the Soil, Produce, Animals, Vales, Mountains, Rivers, Lakes, &c. of those Countries; the Religion, Government, Policy, Customs, Dress, Arms, and Language of the Indian Inhabitants; and some Particulars relating to the Falkland Islands. First edition. Large folding engraved map on 2 sheets. 4to. An uncut copy in calf-backed (original) boards, spine gilt, some minor foxing throughout but a very good copy. [iv], iv, 144pp. Hereford, C. Pugh,

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd.]
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