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        THE ROYAL AMERICAN MAGAZINE, OR UNIVERSAL REPOSITORY OF INSTRUCTION AND AMUSEMENT FOR OCTOBER, 1774

      Boston: Greenleaf's Printing Office, 1774. [2],[363]-386pp. plus engraving. Dbd. Minor foxing and toning. Engraving separately matted. An important issue of this American colonial periodical, as it includes an outstanding political cartoon by the American patriot Paul Revere, commenting on the Quebec Act. The engraving is titled "The Mitred Minuet," and is credited to "P. Revere sc" at lower right. The cartoon shows four Anglican bishops dancing hand-in-hand around a draft of the "Quebec Bill" while Lord Bute, Lord North, another lord, and the devil direct them. The masthead illustration features a metal-type cut also by Revere, depicting an Indian presenting a calumet to "an ill-drawn figure representing the Genius of Knowledge" - Mott. The periodical itself had an interesting history, having been proposed and founded by early American printer Isaiah Thomas in 1773. From Thomas's own THE HISTORY OF PRINTING IN AMERICA: "A prospectus of this work appeared many months before the magazine; but the disordered state of public affairs, and the difficulties which individuals experienced from them, prevented it from being sooner put to press; and after a few numbers had been published, the distress occasioned to the inhabitants of Boston by shutting up and blockading their port, obliged its editor to suspend the publication. The first number for January, 1774, was published at the close of that month...The editor [Isaiah Thomas], after having been at considerable trouble and expense in bringing the work before the public, published it six months, and then was obliged, first, to suspend, and afterward to relinquish it; but Joseph Greenleaf continued the publication until April following, when the war put a period to the magazine. This was the last periodical work published in Boston before the revolution. It had a considerable list of subscribers." A notable issue of a legendary Revolutionary-period magazine, with the Revere engraving (often lacking). All original Paul Revere engravings are now rare on the marketplace. EVANS 13590. BRIGHAM, p.88. MOTT, AMERICAN MAGAZINES, pp.83-86.

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        THE ROYAL AMERICAN MAGAZINE, OR UNIVERSAL REPOSITORY OF INSTRUCTION AND AMUSEMENT. FOR OCTOBER, 1774.

      Boston: Greenleaf's Printing Office, October, 1774. - [2],[363]-386pp. plus engraving. Dbd. Minor foxing and toning. Engraving separately matted. An important issue of this American colonial periodical, as it includes an outstanding political cartoon by the American patriot Paul Revere, commenting on the Quebec Act. The engraving is titled "The Mitred Minuet," and is credited to "P. Revere sc" at lower right. The cartoon shows four Anglican bishops dancing hand-in-hand around a draft of the "Quebec Bill" while Lord Bute, Lord North, another lord, and the devil direct them. The masthead illustration features a metal-type cut also by Revere, depicting an Indian presenting a calumet to "an ill- drawn figure representing the Genius of Knowledge" - Mott. The periodical itself had an interesting history, having been proposed and founded by early American printer Isaiah Thomas in 1773. From Thomas's own THE HISTORY OF PRINTING IN AMERICA: "A prospectus of this work appeared many months before the magazine; but the disordered state of public affairs, and the difficulties which individuals experienced from them, prevented it from being sooner put to press; and after a few numbers had been published, the distress occasioned to the inhabitants of Boston by shutting up and blockading their port, obliged its editor to suspend the publication. The first number for January, 1774, was published at the close of that month.The editor [Isaiah Thomas], after having been at considerable trouble and expense in bringing the work before the public, published it six months, and then was obliged, first, to suspend, and afterward to relinquish it; but Joseph Greenleaf continued the publication until April following, when the war put a period to the magazine. This was the last periodical work published in Boston before the revolution. It had a considerable list of subscribers." A notable issue of a legendary Revolutionary-period magazine, with the Revere engraving (often lacking). All original Paul Revere engravings are now rare on the marketplace. EVANS 13590. BRIGHAM, p.88. MOTT, AMERICAN MAGAZINES, pp.83-86.

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        Il corpo-umano o breve storia dove con nuovo metodo si descrivono in compendio tutti gli organi suoi, e i loro principali uffizj, per istruire a bene intendere, secondo il nuovo sistema, la Teorica, e pratica Medicinale...

      appresso Girolamo Dorigoni, 1774. 4to (cm. 23,5), 4 cc.nn., 181(1) pp., 1 c.nn. bianca, 20 tavv. f.t. Antiporta allegorica incisa su rame da G. Frezza da un disegno di G. Laudati. Vignetta xilografica al frontis. Capilettera e fregi n.t. Legatura coeva in pergamena rigida con titolo ms. al ds. (leggermente allentata, scurita e macchiata al piatto posteriore). Buon esemplare. Blake, p. 339.

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        [Collection of engravings of theatre decors of the Amsterdam city theatre:] "Het gothisch paleis", "De ouderwetse burgerkamer", "De legertenten", "De Romeinsche hofzaal", "De kerker".[Amsterdam, Jan Willem Smit, 1787-1794]. Collection of 5 engravings (impression: 33 x 41.5 cm, image: 20 x 24 cm) by Cornelis Brouwer (fl. 1773-1802), Pieter Hendrik Jonxis (1757-1843) and Izaak Jansz. de Wit (fl. 1759-1809) after drawings by Jan Bulthuis (1750-1901) and Daniël Kerkhoff (1766-1821), after the original paintings by Jan Gerard Waldorp (fl. 1758-1808), Pieter Barbiers (1717-1780), Jurriaan Andriessen (1742-1819) and Hermanus Numan (1744-1820).

      "Amsterdam" in: Algemeene kunst- en letterbode I, 35, p. 78; Atlas van Stolk 1774; Muller, Historieplaten 4288; cf. Sluijter-Seijffert, "De Amsterdamse schouwburg van 1774", in: Oud Holland XC, 1 (1976), pp. 21-64. Collection of five engravings showing several theatre decors in use at the Amsterdam theatre, which had opened in 1774. The engravings were originally published as part of a larger collection showing the stages in use in Amsterdam, which was in itself a follow up to a series showing the architecture of the new theatre. The series of 14 plates, each showing one of the stages as well as characters portraying a scene from a particular play, were published between 1787 and 1794 by the Amsterdam publisher Jan Willem Smit. Most of the prints contain a border, printed from a different plate, showing parts of an audience and the theatre. Versions without the border, such as the current series, which "could be included with the theatrical plays" (Amsterdam) were also available.With the paper somewhat worn at the edges, all plates with a few spots and smudges in the margins, "Het gotisch paleis" with several large smudges and "De kerker" with a small spot in the lower right of the image. A good set of several of the Amsterdam decor engravings in the version without the border.

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        Antique Print-AUSTRALIA-ENDEAVOUR-RIVER-BEACHED-JAMES COOK-Duret-Cook-1774

      - Antique print, titled: 'Vue de la Riviere d'Endeavour sur la Cote de la Nouvelle Hollande ou le Vaisseau fut mis a la bande.' - View of an encampent on the shore of the Endeavour river on the coast of Australia where the Endeavour boat was beached. Believed to be the first known landscape engraving of the east coast of Australia. Etching/engraving on hand laid paper. Description: From the French edition Captain James Cook's account of his voyage on the Endeavour. Published in Paris, 1774.Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Duret' after 'Sydney Parkinson'. Sydney Parkinson (Scottish c1745 -1771). Parkinson was the first European artist to set foot on Australian soil and to draw the Australian landscape. He had been hired by Joseph Banks and before his death onboard in 1771, Parkinson compiled over 1300 drawings of flora and fauna specimans, landscapes and the indigenous populations throughout the Pacific. Condition: Good, given age. Original middle fold, as issued. A faint stain in the center of the sheet, just left and right of the middle fold. Some dampstains in the top margin, and general small stains in the margins. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: BG-C1-23 The overall size is ca. 14.9 x 9.8 inch. The image size is ca. 13.2 x 7.9 inch. The overall size is ca. 37.8 x 25 cm. The image size is ca. 33.6 x 20 cm.

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        History and Antiquities of the County of Dorset. (Dorsetshire) Compiled from the best and most ancient historians... With a copy of the Domesday Book and Inquisito Gheldi... Interspersed with some remarkable particulars of Natural History... And Adorned with a Correct Map of the County. IN TWO VOLUMES.

      W. Bowyer and J. Nichols, London. 1774 1st edition. Two Volumes. Hardbacks 15.5 x 10.5 inches. In full calf leather bindings; original boards with later rebacked spines, with red and black gilt lettered spine labels. Plain endpapers, red speckled edging. In very good conditions. Rebacked in original boards; later binding and labels to spine. Rubbing and some deep scratches to boards, some chips, corners bumped and chipped, edges rubbed. Endpapers darkened around edges with bookplates to fronts "J. Lane." A few small handling marks, some minor darkening and some minor foxing spots to plates, else page very clean and tight throughout. lxxx + 618pp & 528 + 6pp. Complete with 56 engraved plates (some large fold-out.) and large folding County Map at front. Addenda and Plates list at rear V2. (Additional Plates: 'View of Dorchester', I. 374. - 'Mr Cox's House at Woolcombe,' II. 462.)

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

      Boston: John Kneeland, [1774]. - [24]pp. 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. Speaking to 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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        Joseph Banks Esq

      W. Dickinson, 30 January, London 1774 - Mezzotint portrait, 510 x 370 mm.; a very good impression, mounted and framed. In this fine mezzotint Joseph Banks " the father of Australia" is shown sitting confidently at his desk, surrounded by the accoutrements of his science: books, papers, and a prominently placed world globe.This image is based on the portrait painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds in 1772-3, when Banks was at the height of his fame after returning triumphant from Cook's first voyage and the discovery of the east coast of Australia. His ambitions and achievements are neatly captured in the prominently placed Latin tag, "cras ingens iterabimus æquor" (Horace: "tomorrow we will be back on the vast ocean", and an intriguing choice as the engraving was published at much the same time as Banks withdrew from Cook's second voyage).Joseph Banks was only twenty-eight or twenty-nine when this engraving was made by William Dickinson in the latter half of 1773. It was the same year that Dickinson first began to publish his own prints, after a lengthy apprenticeship and association with the painter Robert Edge Pine, at whose house in St Martin's Lane he lodged between 1768 and 1771. His relationship with Reynolds was evidently good: this was the first of no less than twenty-two mezzotints after Reynolds that he completed and this very rare and fine image of Banks is one of the most celebrated.

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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.Versand D: 4,00 EUR illustration

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        Travels to the Coast of Arabia Felix:

      1774 - 1790 - 1793 1774 - and from thence by the Red Sea and Egypt, to Europe. Containing a short account of an expedition undertaken against the Cape of Good Hope. Second and best edition. 8vo. Later speckled calf, more recently rebacked, using old title label. Ink notes on title page. With the armorial bookplate of Sir Jonathan Lovett Bart. BOUND WITH - A Short Account of the Naval Actions of the Last War; in order to prove that the French Nation never gave such slender proofs of maritime greatness as during that period; with Observations on the Discipline, and Hints for Improvement of the British Navy. By an Officer. 2nd edition. xii, 222pp. & viii,147pp. With extending Line of Battle on the 12th of April 1782. Plus iv (these 2 leaves misbound between pages 144 & 145 of the preceding title),16pp. Remarks on the forms and properties of ships. R. Blamire - & - J. Murray. London, Both titles are very scarce. The second edition of the first title is preferable since it has much additional material not found in the first. The four letters dealing with Arabia give good descriptions of Mocha and Jeddah and also include notes on the military capabilities of the Arabians as well as the coffee fleet. Ibrahim-Hilmy II, p181. Mendelssohn IV, p77.

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        Versuch einiger praktischer Anmerkungen über die Nerven zur Erläuterung verschiednener Krankheiten derselben, vornehmlich hypochondrischer und hysterischer Zufälle.

      Erlangen, bey Wolfgang Walther, 1774, 8, (1), 280 pp. mit kleiner gestochener Vignette, feiner Pappband der Zeit frisches wohlerhaltenes Exemplar. Selten - Erste und einzige Ausgabe! Jakob Friedrich Isenflamm, "zu Erlangen, war am 21. September 1726 zu Wien geboren, studirte von 1744 an in Erlangen, erlangte 1749 daselbst die Doctorwürde mit der Diss.: "De congestionum mechanismo", lebte von 1750 bis 1762 in Wien, wo er die Vorlesungen Van Swieten's, De Haen's u.A. besuchte und nebenbei Praxis trieb, verfasste auch 1762 zwei kleinere Schriften "De spiritu in morbis tentamen" und "Versuch von denen Ursachen der gegenwärtigen Berufskrankheiten", machte 1762 eine wissenschaftliche Reise nach Holland und Frankreich und wurde 1763 mit dem Charakter als Hofraht zum 3.ordentlichen Professor der Medicin und Anatomie an der Universität Erlangen berufen, welche Professur er 1764 antrat noch in demselben Jahre zum 2., 1791 zum 1. Professor der Medicin auf. 1778 wurde ihm Seitens der Erlanger philosophischen Facultät die Doctorwürde verliehen. Er starb am 23. Februar 1793. Seine Schriften sind ziemlich zahlreich, darunter aber keine grössere Werke. Ausser einer Anzahl von mehr als 4 Dutzend kleiner Abhandlungen, Gelegenheitsschriften, Dissertationen über die allerverschiedensten Gegenstände, hat er 4 Schriften herausgegeben, die alle die gleiche Anlage und Tendenz haben und auch analoge Titel führen, nämlich: "Versuch einiger praktischer Anmerkungen über die Nerven, zur Erläuterungen verschiedener Krankheiten derselben, vornehmlich hypochondrischer und hysterischer Zustände" (1774), sowie ähnliche Schriften über die Muskeln (1778), Knochen (1782), Eingeweide (1784). Seine grosse Gewandtheit in fremden Sprachen benutzte er theils für eine neue Ausgabe von Steph. Blancard's "Lexicon medicum" (2 voll., 1776-78), welche eine Erklärung der medicinischen Termini technici giebt, theils für die Uebersetzung mehrer botanischer und zoologischer Abhandlungen (des Freih. v. Gleichen-Russsworm, von J.F.Esper Schreber) in's Französische u.s.w." Gurlt, Hirsch III, p.348 E.G.Baldinger, I, St.4., p.94 Fikenscher, Univ. Erlangen, abt.II, p.72 E., Gurlt, Allgem. Deutsch. Biogr. XIII, p.630

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        Cerimonia del Conclave dopo la morte di pappa Clemente XIV

      1774 - Acquaforte, 1774. Magnifica prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva, con margini, tracce di pieghe di carta, per il resto in buono stato di conservazione. Impressa dalla tipografia Giovanni Bartolomichi. Molo rara. Dimensioni 320x390. Etching, 1774. Magnificent work printed on contemporary laid paper with margins, signs of paper fold, otherwise in good condition It was printed by the typography Giovanni Bartolomichi. Very rare. Dimensioni 320 390mm

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        Histoire Philosophique et Politique des à tablissements & du commerce des Europà ens dans les deux Indes.

      Chez Gosse, Fils, 1774., The Hague: - 7 volumes. 8vo. xii, 4, 604; viii, 434; xii, 612; viii, 417, [1]; xii, 416; viii, 406; viii, 448 pp. Half-titles (vols. 1, 3, 5, 7), 7 engraved plates, 7=4 [meaning 7 large folding engraved maps are present, as issued, of which 4 are unique and 3 are duplicates, again as issued] (vols. 1 & 2 and 3 & 4 have the same two maps, each marked “Tome 1&2” - or â€" “Tome 3&4”), V: Gulf of Mexico; VI & VII: (2 copies) large folding eng. map of North America, errata. Original full mottled calf, ornate gilt spines, dual leather gilt-stamped spine labels; some wear to extremities. Unidentified rubber-stamps (on half-title or titles) [purple: feathered crown, over two crossing feather pens, a ribbon draped over a rod, with the word: ----bekholes(?)]. Very good set, lacking the engraved portrait of the author, but complete with all the text and 7 plates and 7 maps. “Man will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest” â€" Denis Diderot. EARLY EDITION, first issued in 1770, of this classic that opens with the discovery of North America, then thought of as the New World, while looking for passage to India. This edition was edited and improved over previous editions. The work is embellished with 7 historiated “frontispiece” elaborately engraved plates, located at the beginning of the narrative, show indigenous peoples in natural settings. The 4 folding engraved maps depict the entire world, North America (including Hudson Bay and Greenland to the north and reaching as far south as the Gulf of Mexico, and east to the western part of Africa), and the Gulf of Mexico region (reaching to the northern part of S. America). 3 additional maps repeat three of the original maps. “The book examines the East Indies, South America, the West Indies, and North America. The final chapter comprises theory around the future of Europe as a whole. Raynal also examines commerce, religion, slavery, and other popular subjects, all with a perspective from the French Enlightenment.” â€" Wikip. Born April 12, 1713, at Saint-Geniez in Rouergue, Raynal received a Jesuit education at Pà zenas. “Collaboration was crucial to Raynal’s greatest achievement as an editor and author. It was Raynal, after all, who shepherded into print one of the eighteenth century’s most influential collective efforts, the massive Histoire philosophique et politique des à tablissements et du commerce des Europà ens dans les deux Indes, a philosophical and political history . Printed in three “authorized” versions edited by Raynal (1770, 1774, and 1780), the Histoire des deux Indes was the work of a score of authors, among them Denis Diderot, Jean le Rond d’Alembert, Charles Pinot-Duclos, and Paul-Henri Thiry, The Baron d’Holbach (1723-1789). Diderot and d’Holbach denounced the tyranny of despotism, which touched a nerve from the French monarchy, resulting in the book being condemned by the French parliament in 1781. Raynal was exiled from France and in fact an order was issued for his arrest even though his name did not appear on the first edition of the work. The Histoire des deux Indes attempted a comprehensive history of the contemporary European colonial enterprise in the Far East and the Atlantic world. Beginning with the fifteenth-century Portuguese explorations and culminating with a sweeping analysis of all colonial powers in the eighteenth century, the Histoire laid bare the progress of conquest for each European nation and its trading companies. Often the ‘progress’ translated into the abuses made possible by the disproportionate use of force and state-sponsored trading monopolies. No colonial power was spared.” â€" Bill Marshall, ?Cristina Johnston, France and The Americas: Culture, Politics, And History, ABC-CLIO, (2005), p. 978. “Diderot was one of the most forceful critics of European colonization. In his contributions to Raynal's Histoire des deux Indes, he challenges the view that indigenous people [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Il corpo-umano o breve storia dove con nuovo metodo si descrivono in compendio tutti gli organi suoi, e i loro principali uffizj, per istruire a bene intendere, secondo il nuovo sistema, la Teorica, e pratica Medicinale.

      appresso Girolamo Dorigoni, in Venezia 1774 - Legatura coeva in pergamena rigida con titolo ms. al ds. (leggermente allentata, scurita e macchiata al piatto posteriore). Buon esemplare. Blake, p. 339. 4to (cm. 23,5), 4 cc.nn., 181(1) pp., 1 c.nn. bianca, 20 tavv. f.t. Antiporta allegorica incisa su rame da G. Frezza da un disegno di G. Laudati. Vignetta xilografica al frontis. Capilettera e fregi n.t.

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        Histoire Philosophique et Politique des établissements & du commerce des Européens dans les deux Indes.

      The Hague:: Chez Gosse, Fils, 1774., 1774. 7 volumes. 8vo. xii, 4, 604; viii, 434; xii, 612; viii, 417, [1]; xii, 416; viii, 406; viii, 448 pp. Half-titles (vols. 1, 3, 5, 7), 7 engraved plates, 7=4 [meaning 7 large folding engraved maps are present, as issued, of which 4 are unique and 3 are duplicates, again as issued] (vols. 1 & 2 and 3 & 4 have the same two maps, each marked "Tome 1&2" - or - "Tome 3&4"), V: Gulf of Mexico; VI & VII: (2 copies) large folding eng. map of North America, errata. Original full mottled calf, ornate gilt spines, dual leather gilt-stamped spine labels; some wear to extremities. Unidentified rubber-stamps (on half-title or titles) [purple: feathered crown, over two crossing feather pens, a ribbon draped over a rod, with the word: ----bekholes(?)]. Very good set, lacking the engraved portrait of the author, but complete with all the text and 7 plates and 7 maps. "Man will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest" - Denis Diderot. EARLY EDITION, first issued in 1770, of this classic that opens with the discovery of North America, then thought of as the New World, while looking for passage to India. This edition was edited and improved over previous editions. The work is embellished with 7 historiated "frontispiece" elaborately engraved plates, located at the beginning of the narrative, show indigenous peoples in natural settings. The 4 folding engraved maps depict the entire world, North America (including Hudson Bay and Greenland to the north and reaching as far south as the Gulf of Mexico, and east to the western part of Africa), and the Gulf of Mexico region (reaching to the northern part of S. America). 3 additional maps repeat three of the original maps. "The book examines the East Indies, South America, the West Indies, and North America. The final chapter comprises theory around the future of Europe as a whole. Raynal also examines commerce, religion, slavery, and other popular subjects, all with a perspective from the French Enlightenment." - Wikip. Born April 12, 1713, at Saint-Geniez in Rouergue, Raynal received a Jesuit education at Pézenas. "Collaboration was crucial to Raynal's greatest achievement as an editor and author. It was Raynal, after all, who shepherded into print one of the eighteenth century's most influential collective efforts, the massive Histoire philosophique et politique des établissements et du commerce des Européens dans les deux Indes, a philosophical and political history ... Printed in three "authorized" versions edited by Raynal (1770, 1774, and 1780), the Histoire des deux Indes was the work of a score of authors, among them Denis Diderot, Jean le Rond d'Alembert, Charles Pinot-Duclos, and Paul-Henri Thiry, The Baron d'Holbach (1723-1789). Diderot and d'Holbach denounced the tyranny of despotism, which touched a nerve from the French monarchy, resulting in the book being condemned by the French parliament in 1781. Raynal was exiled from France and in fact an order was issued for his arrest even though his name did not appear on the first edition of the work. The Histoire des deux Indes attempted a comprehensive history of the contemporary European colonial enterprise in the Far East and the Atlantic world. Beginning with the fifteenth-century Portuguese explorations and culminating with a sweeping analysis of all colonial powers in the eighteenth century, the Histoire laid bare the progress of conquest for each European nation and its trading companies. Often the 'progress' translated into the abuses made possible by the disproportionate use of force and state-sponsored trading monopolies. No colonial power was spared..." - Bill Marshall, ?Cristina Johnston, France and The Americas: Culture, Politics, And History, ABC-CLIO, (2005), p. 978. "Diderot was one of the most forceful critics of European colonization. In his contributions to Raynal's Histoire des deux Indes, he challenges the view that indigenous people benefit from European civilization and argues that the European colonists are the uncivilized ones. He claims that culture ("national character") helps to inculcate morality and reinforces norms of respect, but these norms tend to dissipate when the individual is far from his country of origin. According to Diderot, colonial empires frequently become the sites of extreme brutality because the colonists are far away from legal institutions and informal sanctions and this weakens the habits of restraint, exposing natural man's full instinct for violence (Muthu 2003)." - Margaret Kohn, "Colonialism," Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Feugère, Anatole, Bibliographie critique de l'abbé Raynal. Angoulême: Impr. ouvrière, 1922. See: Censure de la faculté de théologie de Paris. 1774; Morley, John, Diderot and the Encyclopedists, London: Macmillan, 1886.

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        The Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Chronicle. Volume XLIV (44) January to December 1774

      D Henry; F Newbery, London 1774 - iii, 628pp, [xvi] + plates. 33 b/w plates and maps (20 fold-out). Includes 18 fold-out John Gibson and Thomas Bowen road maps. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. 20th century binding with new eps. Some foxing and set-off [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Recueil des statuts, arrêts et sentences servant de Règement à la communauté des Maîtres Chandeliers & des Maîtres Huillier de la Ville & fauxbourg de Paris.

      Valade, Paris 1774 - Un volume in-12 (17,5 cm x 10,5 cm), XIV-624 pp. Trois planches dépliantes : Statuts arrests Sentences servant de Reglement la Communauté des maitres Chandeliers et des maitres Huilliers de a Ville et Faubourg de Paris, Etallon royal, Statuts Arrests Sentence servant de Reglement pour ce qui concerne Létallon Royal des mesures a l'Huille de la Ville et Faubourgs de Paris. Plein veau raciné d'époque, tranches rouges, dos à cinq nerfs, décorés, pièce de titre. Une charnière fragile. Pour accéder à la totalité de notre offre, consultez notre site et notre blog Paris-Libris. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        PRIMEIRA PARTE DAS CHRONICAS DOS REIS DE PORTUGAL, reformadas pelo licenciado Duarte Nunez do Liao. ( CHRONICA DOS REYS DE PORTUGAL ).

      Lisbon, Manoel Coelho Amado, 1774.. THIRD EDITION, FIRST PART, 1774, 2 volumes, complete set. Although the title states "First part", there was no second part, these 2 volumes are all that was published. Portuguese text, 8vo, approximately 205 x 140 mm, 8¼ x 5¾ inches, a few woodcut head- and tailpieces and decorated initials, pages: vii, 326 including index, (1) - errata; (4), 394 including index, (1) - errata, bound in full old mottled calf, gilt "House of Commons Library" stamp and insignia to covers, gilt bands and contrasting gilt lettered morocco labels to spines. Spines slightly worn at head and tail with slight chipping at head of Volume I, hinges slightly rubbed, corners slightly worn, a few small scuffs and rubs to covers, front and rear endpaper missing in Volume I, library label and disposal stamp on front endpapers (and on half-title in Volume I), faint library number on verso title pages, ink signature in margin of page 1 Volume I, very occasional small light mark to margins, contents otherwise bright and clean. Bindings tight and firm. A very good set of a rare work in any edition. Leao (c. 1530-1608), was a Portuguese lawyer, philologist and historian who published several important works on the history and laws of his nation. He eventually rose to the position of judge of the Casa da Supplicacao (court of appeals). His intention with this work was to remodel the medieval chronicles and it was undertaken by order of Philip the Second of Spain and First of Portugal. It contains the Chronicles of Dom Henrique, the founder of the Kingdom, until Dom Fernando, 1090-1383. It first appeared in Lisbon in 1600 and was reprinted in 1677. Although the title states "First part", there was no second part, these 2 volumes are all that was published. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Mithriaca ou les mithriaques. Memoire academique sur le culte solaire de Mithra, publie par J. Spencer Smith. Caen u. Paris 1833. Gr.8°. 196 S., VIII, 2 Bll. mit 24 (tls. dplblgr.) Kupfertafeln, Hldr. d. Zt. mit Rtit.

      - ADB X, 484.- Erste Ausgabe.- Eine von nur zwei aräologischen Abhandlungen Hammer-Purgstall`s "welche den Mithra-Sonnendienst behandelt und Seitens der Pariser Akademie eine ehrenvolle Erwähnung erhielt" (ADB); sehr selten.- Der Mithraskult, war ein im ganzen Römischen Reich verbreiteter Mysterienkult, in dessen Zentrum die Gestalt des Mithras stand. Der Name Mithras geht auf den iranischen Gott Mithra aus der iranischen Mythologie zurück.- Leicht gebräunt u. etw. braunfleckig, Innendeckel mit Exlibris des Herausgebers J. Spencer Smith, Ebd. etw. berieben u. bestoßen, breitrandiges, unbeschnittenes Exemplar.# First eition.- Academic memoir on the solar cult of Mithra.- Very rare work of the Austrian Orientalist Hammer-Purgstall (1774-1856).- From the library of the publisher Spencer Smith, with his ex-libris on the pastedown. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        L'Agriculture: Poëme.

      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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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. Nouvelle édition, revue & corrigée.

      - Rome et Paris, Le Jay, 1774. 2 tomes in-12 reliés en un volume (complet), (2)-LXVI-(2 bl.)-162-(2)-191-(1) pp., reliure de l'époque plein veau moucheté, dos orné, tranches rouges (petits manques à la coiffe supérieure, mouillure au coin inférieur droit tout le long de l'ouvrage). Edition parue l'année de l'originale (qui contient en outre le texte italien). Exemplaire de Léo Larguier (ex-libris manuscrit). Joliment relié. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). *** Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. *** Langue : Français

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        JOURNAL DU VOYAGE DE MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE EN ITALIE PAR LA SUISSE & L'ALLEMAGNE EN 1580 & 1581. [2 TOMES/VOLUMES]

      Chez Le Jay 1774 - Two duodecimos (6.75" tall) in handsome full brown leather boards. Tome I: cviij, 324, 8 (ads); Tome II: 601. Both volumes are in VG condition. The following describes both volumes: minor shelfwear, minor bumping to head and tail of spine and corners of boards, light age-toning, light touches of sporadic foxing. Handsome marbled endpapers and paste-downs. Binding strong, text clean. Text in French. Texte en francais. Assez bon etat. Deux tomes. Complete. [Spines have five raised bands, gilt text and tooling]. Rockville Non-Retail Listings. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Handschrift des 18. Jh. mit 2 Anatomielehrgängen der Zeit in deutscher Sprache. : Compendium Anatomicum Vienense D. D. Ferdinandi Leber, Professoris Publici. 1768. Gefolgt von: Compendium Anatomicum A. Michaele Lerider, Chyrurgo Rottenmannensi, In Quaestionibus celebratum. Anno 1774.

      s.d. (um 1774), - in-8vo, 2 Titelbl. + 75 num. S. + 3 Bl. (Addenda) + 2 w. Bl. + 94 S. + 4 w. Bl., mit schwarzer Tinte auf Papier in schöner deutscher Kurrentschrift mit kalligraphierten Titelblättern, guter Zustand, hs. Eintrag eines der Autoren: ,Ex libris Michaëlis Lerider?, Orig. Ledereinband d. Z., Rück. mit reicher Goldprägung u. 2 Titelschild., marmor. Vorsatzbl., Rotschnitt, geringe Gebrauchsspuren, schönes Exemplar. Originalhandschrift zur Anatomielehre wohl aus der Hand von A. Michael Lerider, einem österreichischen Wundarzt in Rottenmann, welcher zuerst den Lehrgang des berühmten Wiener Chirurgen Ferdinand Leber (dessen Vorlesungen er besuchte?) und anschliessend sein eigenes Kompendium in Form von Fragen und Antworten niederschrieb. Ferdinand Joseph Edler von L. war Professor der Chirurgie, k. k. Rath und Leibchirurg zu Wien, und wurde von Kaiserin Maria-Theresia 1776 zum Leibchirurgus ernannt und 2 Jahre später geadelt. Er brachte 1772 (also 4 Jahre nach dieser Handschrift!) sein an vielen Universitäten gebrauchtes Kompendium ?Vorlesungen über die Zergliederungskunst? heraus (zweite Ausgabe 1778), nach Hyrtl?s Urteil ein für die damalige Zeit gutes Werk.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. ADB, Bd. 18 (1883), S. 93?94.; Biogr. Lex. d. hervorrag. Ärzte, Bd. 3, 704f.

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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

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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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        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]

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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]

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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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        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]

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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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        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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        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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