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        Antiguo mapa de las islas descubiertas en la inmediaciones de Tahiti

      1774 - Paris, 1774. Medidas 26.5 x 55. Completos detalles de las rutas tomadas por los navegantes. Arrugas causadas por humedad, en general en Muy buen estado de conservación. Rarísima carta naval que recopila los recorridos de los exploradores que formaron parte de una de las expediciones científicas más importantes del siglo XVIII, se muestra su ruta al intentar cartografiar partes de la actual Polinesia Francesa tomando como punto de referencia la isla de Tahití.

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        Rational recreations, in which the principles of numbers and natural philosophy are clearly and copiously elucidated, by a series of easy, entertaining, interesting experiments. Among which are all those commonly performed with the cards

      printed for L. Davis, J. Robson [et al.], London 1774 - First edition, 4 volumes, 8vo, 65 engraved folding plates (60 with hand- coloring); original boards, shelf-backs lettered in ink; top of the spine on volume III slightly defective, otherwise a very nice, compelling copy. Volume I: Arithmetical and Mechanical Experiments; volume II: Experiments in Optics, Chromatics and Acoustics; volume III: Electrical and Magnetical Experiments; volume IV: Experiments in Pneumatics, Hydrology, and Pyrotechnics. With an Appendix of Miscellaneous Recreations. This Appendix (pages 173-295), contains the conjuring, magic and card tricks. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        "Rational recreations, in which the principles of numbers and natural philosophy are clearly and copiously elucidated, by a series of easy, entertaining, interesting experiments. Among which are all those commonly performed with the cards"

      London: "printed for L. Davis, J. Robson [et al.]". 1774. "First edition, 4 volumes, 8vo, 65 engraved folding plates (60 with hand- coloring); original boards, shelf-backs lettered in ink; top of the spine on volume III slightly defective, otherwise a very nice, compelling copy. Volume I: Arithmetical and Mechanical Experiments; volume II: Experiments in Optics, Chromatics and Acoustics; volume III: Electrical and Magnetical Experiments; volume IV: Experiments in Pneumatics, Hydrology, and Pyrotechnics. With an Appendix of Miscellaneous Recreations. This Appendix (pages 173-295), contains the conjuring, magic and card tricks."

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        Discurso sobre el fomento de la industria popular

      Antonio de Sancha, Madrid 1774 - 8vo. (4 ff.), cxcviii pp. Bound in contemporary stiff vellum, evidence of two pair of ties. Text very crisp & clean. TRUE FIRST EDITION of this crucial work on reforming the Spanish economy, issued anonymously by the Conde de Campomanes, who "probably influenced Spanish economic thought of his time more than any other writer" (La Force p. 156). The present work is described as: "'one of the fundamental books of the Spanish Enlightenment' (F. Venturi, Italy and the Enlightenment. Studies in a Cosmopolitan Century, p. 274). * Campomanes advocates household industry - mainly textiles - rather than large-scale industry, so that people will not have to move from small towns and farms. In order to spread the knowledge that would make such industry possible, he strongly advocates the formation of local economic societies. Campomanes analyzes the natural resources, existing industry, and available manpower of each Spanish province (section X); he also makes sociological observations on what Spaniards consume and why. When the Discurso appeared, the King ordered copies sent to all local governing officials and bodies of Spain and to bishops for distribution among the clergy. The work was supplemented in 1775 by "Discurso sobre la educacion popular de los artesanos y su fomento." Carpenter, in discussing why this work did not qualify for the Baker Library's exhibition of economic bestsellers printed before 1850, speculates "[Campomanes] was translated into Dutch, German, Italian and Portuguese, and ordinarily, such widespread translating indicates a considerable number of editions in the original. Yet, in this case there appears to have been only one. Perhaps, as a major figure in the government of Charles III, his prominence led to very large initial edition" (Economic Bestsellers Before 1850, p. 2). In "Additions and Corrections" Carpenter notes that according to Antonio Conca, the translator of the 1787 Italian edition (pp. ii-iii), there were two Spanish editions dated 1774. The first consisted of 5,000 copies; the second, of 40,000 copies, which the government distributed to parishes throughout the country. Moreover, Carpenter compared the two editions at Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo, finding them to be from different settings of type, but with the same pagination and text on the title page, distinguishable as follows: in the true first edition on p. iv the last line begins "nado" not "disciplinado"; while on p. cxcviii the first line begins "dad economica" instead of "cada provincia". The present copy contains both "points" indicating that it belongs to the original edition. * Because Campomanes (1723-1803) was a leading minister of D. Carlos III, his economic philosophy, of the liberal, mercantilist school, had an enormous impact on Spain's economy. Among his reforms were free trade with America, tax exemptions for many raw materials, duties on more imports, and the creation of a national bank. Campomanes' achievements were widely recognized abroad: for instance, Benjamin Franklin welcomed him as a member of the American Philosophical Society merely on the basis of what had been printed about him in the newspapers. Campomanes also wrote on a wide range of political, legal, and historical matters. * REFERENCES: Palau 273681. Sempere y Guarinos II, 79-83: with extensive discussion of the contents; on the author, see also II, 42-107. Colmeiro, Diccionario de los economistas espa oles pp. 54-55. Kress 6998. See also Herr, Eighteenth-Century Revolution in Spain pp. 50-51, 155-56, 162; La Force, Development of the Spanish Textile Industry 1750-1800 pp. 156, 157, 158; and Callahan, Honor, Commerce and Industry in Eighteenth-Century Spain (Kress Library publ. 22), passim. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Traité de Géométrie théorique et pratique, à l'usage des Artistes.

      Paris, chez Ch. Ant. Jombert 1774 - Ouvrage enrichi d'un frontispice, de 39 planches dépliantes et de 16 planches à pleine page, vignettes, culs-de-lampe, gravés en taille-douce par Cochin fils. (Complet & Contrôlé) Nouvelle édition. A Paris, chez Ch. Ant. Jombert 1774. Reliure plein veau marbré de l'époque. Dos à nerfs orné et doré, étiquette fauve. Tranches rouges. Quelques salissures intérieures sans gravité. Pas de rousseur. Bon état. Format in-8°(20x13). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tryon County Legal Debt Document Signed by Hendrick Frey, Judge

      Tryon County, NY, 1774. . DS, 2pp, 7.75 x 12.75 in., Johnstown, Tryon County, NY, 15 Dec. 1774 (Fifteenth year of the reign of King George the Third). Legal document regarding a debt, signed by Hendrick Frey, Judge.Condition: Folds and toning as expected otherwise very good. All mounted on larger sheets with cut-outs so both sides visible. John, patriot and Hendrick (Heindrick) Frey, loyalist of Canajoharie, brother against brother in the American Revolution.Colonel Hendrick (Heindrick) Frey (1734?-1827) and his brother, Major John Frey (1740-1833), were the grandsons of Heinrich Frey, a native of Zurich, who settled on the Mohawk in the late seventeenth century. Major John Frey became an active and dedicated patriot. He served as Tryon County's first elected sheriff and on its important committees of correspondence and public safety, was wounded at Oriskany, and later was captured by Indians and carried off into Canada. His older brother, Hendrick, fell heir to the family estates at Canajoharie and married the sister of Nicholas Herkimer, the hero of Oriskany. He fought beside Sir William Johnson in the French wars and later became Sir William's close friend and executor. When Tryon County was formed in 1772, Hendrick Frey was its first representative to the provincial legislature. With the outbreak of the Revolution, however, he tried to remain neutral, but as an intimate of the Johnsons, he soon fell under the suspicions of his Whig neighbors. Frey was arrested, brought before the Tryon County Committee of Public Safety (of which his brother was a member), and then jailed at Albany. In 1777, he was released in the custody of his friend General Philip Schuyler and allowed to return to Canajoharie. But rumors again began to swirl about his head. "People of all sorts" were seen about his grist mill on Canajoharie Creek and he was cited by the Tryon Committee as being "a most dangerous Person." Shortly thereafter Hendrick Frey was rearrested and sent to a Hartford, Connecticut jail where he remained until 1783. Cooper long remembered "Old Frey with his little black peepers, pipe, hearty laugh, and broken English...." [James Fenimore Cooper, The Letters and Journals of James Fenimore Cooper, edited by James Franklin Beard (Cambridge, 1964), 1II, 41]. A third brother, Bernard, or Barnard (?-1812), apparently was an active Loyalist who went to Oswego with Guy Johnson in 1775 and later served with Butler's corps of Tory rangers. This information on the Freys has been obtained from the following sources: S. L. Frey, "An Old Mohawk Valley House," The Magazine of American History, VIII (May, 1882), 337-345; Ernest Greene, "Frey," Ontario Historical Society Papers and Records, XXXIII (1939), 45-74; Nelson Greene, The Story of Old Fort Plain and the Middle Mohawk Valley (Fort Plain, New York, 1915), pp. 37-39, 159; Public Papers of George Clinton (Albany, 1900), II, 229, 285, 287, 330-331, 742-743. See also, James Fenimore Cooper, The Chronicles of Cooperstown (Cooperstown, 1838), pp. 26-28.

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        Les loisirs du chevalier d'Eon de Beaumont sur divers sujets importans d' administration, &c. pendant son séjour en Angleterre

      Amsterdam 1774 - Eon de Beaumont, im 18.Jhd. sehr berühmte Persönlichkeit; geheimer Diplomat Ludwig XV. am Französischen, Russischen und Englischem Hof. Wurde unter Ludwig XVI nicht mehr als Geheimagent Ludwig des XV anerkannt und wurde das Opfer politischer Intrigen. Die Loisirs sind von ihm als autobiographisches Werk konzipiert und herausgebracht. Eon de Beaumont hat sich intensiv mit der Frage der gesellschaftlichen Rolle und Akzeptanz der Frau (Diskurs D'Epinay, Diderot, Rousseau u.a.) beschäftigt. Für seine Rückkehr nach Frankreich und einer Rehabilitation seiner Person hat er sich entschieden die zweite Hälfte seines Lebens offiziell als Frau zu leben. - 13 Originalbände (vollständig) in Interimsbroschur mit kleinem Papierschildchen. Tls. wasserrandig. Goldsmiths'-Kress library of economic literature, no. 11086. Cioranscu 27698. Sehr rares Zeitzeugnis eines außergewöhnlichen Menschen. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Art of Angling and Compleat Fly-Fishing

      Birmingham: John Baskerville, 1774. Second Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Rebound in full brown calf in an antique style. A few surface marks darkening the leather on the cover, otherwise fine. Slight scattered foxing and browning, generally quite clean; with the attractive frontis. Size: duodecimo (12mo). Text is clean and unmarked. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Fishing & Hunting; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 040112.

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        The Ancient and Present State of the County and City of Waterford

      W. Wilson, Dublin 1774 - Creasing to spine and splits to seams, weakness to front hinge, fold-out maps and plates torn and worn, owner's signature to ffep. ; Maps & engravings; 1.25 x 8.3 x 5 inches; xx, 382 pages; 7 maps and plates. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A key to civil architecture; or the universal British Builder, Etc, Etc.

      Printed for the Author By I. Moore, London 1774 - Pagination, complete, 296pp, plus 16pp, contents and subscribers list.Bound in full antiquarian calf, raised bands, red leather title label, elaborate gilt band lines, rule lines on boards. This volume has been rebound in modern? full antiquarian calf, retaining the origonal endpapers, but I don't think it's a recent binding? Binding in very good clean firm condition, hinge joints very strong.Internally, early previous owners name on front endpaper, top magin of one page, blank before subscribers list, and lastly on page of subscribers list, all the same name ( Henry Holt ). Title page has some dust/spotting marking, occasional spot marking to text. Pages in very good clean condition.A68 Size: 8vo [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Les Mille et Une Nuits, Contes Arabes,

      La Compagnie des Libraires 1774. 6 vols complete, G, 1774. Uniformly bound in contemporary full tree calf, with some chips and tears, corners and edges bumped and worn. Spines, worn, decorative gilt tooling, lacking most title labels. Internally, red marbled endpapers, text block edges marbled blue, owners contemp ink initials to verso of fep (CWWW). Vol 1, half title, [5], (vi-xvi), [1], 2-350 pp. Vol 2, [3], (iv-xii), [1], 2-358 pp. Vol 3, [2], (iii-viii), [1], 2-419 pp. Vol 4, [4], [1], 2-369 pp. Vol 5, [4], [1], 2-416 pp. Vol 6, [4], [1], 2-382 pp, [2]. Printed by Chardon, rue Galande, numerous printers devices. Complete, and unrestored. Faults, vols 2 & 5 with labels remainder lacking, some calf tears with some loss to spines and covers, marginal chip to 1 leaf of vol 3, p78, loss of 2 letters. (Pichon 3534)

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        Des Elementarwerks Erster bis vierter Band (compl., 4 Bde., ohne den Tafelbd.). Ein geordneter Vorrath aller nöthigen Erkenntniß. Zum Unterrichte der Jugend, von Anfang, bis ins academische Alter, Zur Belehrung der Eltern, Schullehrer und Hofmeister, Zum Nutzen eines jeden Lesers, die Erkenntniß zu vervollkommnen.

      Dessau, S. L. Crusius, 1774. 8°, 8 B. (Dedikationen), XVIII, 432 S.; 1 Bl., 509 S.; 416 S.; 256 S., Kart. der Zeit. m handschr. Rückenschildern, 2 Bde. mit teilweisen Fehlstellen des Überzugsapiers a. Rücken. Wappen-Exlibris a. Vors. 1 Bd m. kleinen Mäusefrass a. Deckel u. 8 Bl.- etwas fleckig. Innen Preis in CHF: 600. Erste Verlagsausgabe.- Band 1 (Bücher 1-3): Nur für die erwachsenen Kinderfreunde (didaktisch-methodische Einführung) - Von mancherley, besonders von dem Menschen und der Seele - Gemeinnützige Logik; Band 2 (Bücher 4-6): Von der Religion. Die Sittenlehre. Von den Beschäfftigungen und Ständen der Menschen;Band 3 (Bücher 7-8): Die Elemente der Geschichtskunde. Die Naturkunde; Band 4 (Bücher 9-10): Fortsetzung der Naturkunde. Das Noethigste der Grammmatik und von der Wohlredenheit.- Handb. KJL III, 54; Wegehaupt 79. -Basedow (1724-1790) legte 1774 sein pädagogisches Elementarwerk zu Grundfragen der Erziehung des Menschen vor. Zu den Schwerpunkten, denen er große Bedeutung beimaß, gehörte auch die geschlechtliche Aufklärung und Unterweisung. Bereits in seiner Philalethie (Altona 1764) hatte er die Forderung an alle Eltern und Erzieher gestellt, den brennenden Fragen der Kinder nicht auszuweichen, sondern sie wahrheits- und kindgemäß zu beantworten. In seinem Elementarwerk gab er auch praktische Anregungen für die Unterweisung in Elternhaus und Schule. Daniel Chodowiecki schuf dafür die hier leider fehlenden Kupfertafeln. Mit dem Elementarwerk schuf Basedow das moderne Realienbuch: Es verband Text und Bild und Sachinformationen, die dialogisch erörtert wurden.

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        Nouvelle Chymie du Gout et de l'Odorat

      Paris: Chez Pissot De l'imprimerie de J.G. Clousier, 1774. Third Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Full contemporary mottled calf, hinges rubbed and cracked, spine a little dry; binding sound. Apparently bound without the title, but with the half titles for both parts and colophon at the rear (dated 1773). Scattered mostly mild foxing including to the plates. 6 engraved plates of distillation equipment. xlviii, 210, 310. Oberle 1089.First published anonymously in 1755. Poncelet begins with a dissertation on the health effects of liquor involving an extended comparison of drinking multiple alcoholic beverages to the harmoniousness of musical notes - somewhat more complex than "wine before liquor...". Chapters follow on eau de vie, sugar, coffee, tea, lemon, anis, etc. Size: 8vo (octavo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Cooking, Wine & Dining; Science & Technology. Inventory No: CAT000090.

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        Lehrsätze der praktischen Wundartzneywissenschaft. Zum gebrauch seiner Zuhörer. Erster Theil. + Zweiter Theil (all publ.).

      - Wien, Rudolph Graeffer, 1774-1776, 8°, 243 pp., 178 pp., mit zwei Titelvignetten, Pappband. Extrem rare first Edtion! The short Latin translations of this text book was the fist systematical textbook on surgery translated in to Japanese. - Sehr seltene erste Ausgabe! - "Eine Übersetzung des 'Compendium insitutionum chirurgicarum' von Joseph Jacob Plenck in Wien wurde im 3.Jahre der Tempô-Ära (1832) unter dem Titel Yôka Shinsen von Kinchô Sugita publiziert und war eigentlich das erste systematische Lehrbuch der europäischen Chirurgie in Japan". Fujikawa, J., Geschichte der Nedizin in Japan, p.75 - Extrem rare - only first part in: Nat. Lib. Medicine - Bound with Thomas Sydenhams "Anweisung zur Cur dermehresten Krankheiten nebst einem Anhang vom Podagra und der Wassersucht", "Zweite und über die Hälfte vermehrte Auflage", Nürnberg, Wolfgang Schwarzkopf, 1777, 8°, 244 pp., 3 ff. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed.

      Reiners, 23. IX. 1774. - 8vo. 1 p. on double leaf. To an unnamed "Collegue": "[.] - la Verité, mon Cher Collègue, permettez-moi [.] Vous, cet amour fraternel qui rend preuve [.] de l'Esprit, la paternité [.] ceux [.]. faire qu'avec [.] . [.] cette ardeur [?]? . [.] ? Est-ce que vous vous [.] moquer [?] ? [.]". - With his dramatic work Monsigny is among the "most important stage composers in 18th century France" (MGG IX, 481). - Includes one contemporary portrait etching; from the possession and in the original printed collecting folder of Alfred Bovet, whose famous catalog (published in 1887) is probably the greatest example to date of any representation of an autograph collection in book form.

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        The Gentleman's Magazine: and Historical Chronicle. For the Year MDCCLXXIV [1774] [through] MDCCLXXXIII [1783] [Ten Volumes in Eleven]

      London: Printed at St. John's Gate for D. Henry, 1774-1783. Full modern brown calf, five raised bands, red morocco spine labels, gilt titles and rules, in period style. Beautifully bound, with new endpapers, some leaves closely trimmed with occasional but minimal grazing of a few letters, numerals added to volume titles, occasional institutional ownership stamps mostly to versos of volume titles, a few small chips and tears on leaves, one plate worn through the neat line, one later plan unrelated to America in facsimile, a few with tears at the folds, but overall a magnificent set spanning the American Revolutionary War from start to finish. 8vo. Illus. with 164 engraved portraits, figures, maps, and plans (75 folding, 1 facsimile) plus numerous in text drawings. Descriptions of every major event of the rebellion, every major battle of the ensuing war, every important letter, every major speech in Parliament, every major document including the Declaration of Independence. "Cave began the Gentleman's Magazine in January 1731, thus giving birth to one of the major publishing forms of the modern era, the magazine. It began modestly as a digest of London newspapers and periodicals for country customers (an orientation signaled in Cave's editorial pseudonym, Sylvanus Urban), but it went on to prosper and survive until 1922." (ODNB). Still using the name Silvanus Urban, Henry David, who succeeded as editor on Cave's death in 1754, and who was a first cousin of Patrick Henry of Virginia and a friend of Benjamin Franklin, added a special section starting in August 1774, entitled "Proceedings of the American Colonists, since the Passing of the Boston Port-Bill" which provided substantial coverage of the build-up and progress of the American Revolution with items previously published in the official government paper, letters from British officials in America, and reports from American newspapers and other sources, all with remarkable impartiality. Its influence on periodicals, newspapers, and magazines in general, and the British public's understanding of the American war in particular, cannot be overestimated. Beyond the American Revolution, the magazine reported extensively during these years on other issues and news concerning the British public, both domestically and internationally, from explorations, battles, public works, science, literature, philosophy, all providing a detailed picture of Great Britain and her people during this great upheaval. Each volume is difficult to find, and Revolutionary sets are rarely come by. Includes: Copies of early and sometimes the first British printings of the most important documents written in America (including but not limited to): 1. The Declaration of Independence, 2. Resolves from the Provincial Meeting of Deputies 3. Resolutions of the Virginia Revolutionary Convention 4. Join or Die!- An Appeal to the People to unite in resisting the Parliament, and supporting Boston 5. Suffolk Resolves 6. Gage?s inflammatory Proclamation of June 12, 1775 7. Declaration and Resolves of the First Continental Congress 8. Address to the People of Great Britain 9. Declaration on the Causes and Necessity of taking up arms 10. The Olive Branch Petition 11. Letter to the Inhabitants of the Province of Quebec 12. The Definitive Treaty Between Great Britain and the United States of America (Treaty of Paris) Maps and Plans: 1. A Plan of the Town and Chart of the Harbour of Boston, in America (folding); 2. Plan of the Town of Boston, in America and a Map of the Country 100 miles round Boston (folding) 3. Map of Connecticut and Rhode Island, in America (folding); 4. Map of New York; showing the progress of his Majesty?s armies during the late campaign (folding); 5. A Map of Philadelphia and parts adjacent (folding) 6. A Map of Hudson's River, America: 7. View of the Siege of Rhode Island, 1778 8. Chart of Delaware Bay and the River, as high as Philadelphia. Partial List of Actions covered: 1. The Boston Tea Party 2. The Coercive Acts 3. Early Disturbances 4. First Continental Congress 5. Formation of the Continental Association 6. War Preparations 7. General Gage Appointment 8. Battle of Lexington and Concord 9. Fort Ticonderoga 10. Battle of Bunker Hill 11. Expedition Against Quebec 12. British Evacuation of Boston 13. French Aid to America 14. Independence Declared 15. Battle of Long Island 16. Occupation of New York 18. Northern Campaign 17. Articles of Confederation 19. John Paul Jones Attack on Whitehaven 18. Battle of Monmouth 19. Spanish intervention 20. Battle of Camden 21. Siege of Charleston 22. Surrender of the British army under General Burgoyne 23. The British surrender at Yorktown 24. Fall of Lord North 25. Peace Talks Sabin 26594. Declaration of Independence: A Checklist 76-05.

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        Les Mille et Une Nuits, Contes Arabes,

      Paris: La Compagnie des Libraires, 1774 6 vols complete, G, 1774. Uniformly bound in contemporary full tree calf, with some chips and tears, corners and edges bumped and worn. Spines, worn, decorative gilt tooling, lacking most title labels. Internally, red marbled endpapers, text block edges marbled blue, owners contemp ink initials to verso of fep (CWWW). Vol 1, half title, [5], (vi-xvi), [1], 2-350 pp. Vol 2, [3], (iv-xii), [1], 2-358 pp. Vol 3, [2], (iii-viii), [1], 2-419 pp. Vol 4, [4], [1], 2-369 pp. Vol 5, [4], [1], 2-416 pp. Vol 6, [4], [1], 2-382 pp, [2]. Printed by Chardon, rue Galande, numerous printers devices. Complete, and unrestored. Faults, vols 2 & 5 with labels remainder lacking, some calf tears with some loss to spines and covers, marginal chip to 1 leaf of vol 3, p78, loss of 2 letters. (Pichon 3534)

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        Traite des maladies chirurgicales, et des operations qui leur conviennent. Erster Band. Mit im Anhang beigebundenen 31 gefalt. Kupfern; gestochenes Frontispiz, zahlreiche Kopf- u. Schlußvignetten im Text. Erste Ausgabe.

      Paris: Fr. Didot 1774 - GLDr.der Zeit, [9], CIV, [1], 407 S., 8°. Einabnd auf 5 Bünde gebunden, floral Rückenvergoldung u. Sachnameschildchen, roter Schnitt, gemusterte ursprüngliche Vorsätze. Exemplar gering berieben und bestoßen. Rückenverzierung/Rückenschildchen etwas abgeblättert u. abgegriffen; Kanten u. Ecken leicht beschabt. Seiten u. Tafeln stellenweise minimal beschmutzt, sonst in sehr gutem Zustand. sehr guter Zustand. * Our books are stored in our warehouse, not in the shop. If you want to visit us and see a specific book, please notify us in advance. Unsere Bücher werden nicht in unserem Geschäft, sondern in einem Lager am Stadtrand Prags verwahrt. Bitte teilen Sie uns vorher mit, wenn Sie uns besuchen und ein bestimmtes Buch ansehen wollen. * Book Language/s: fr [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Signer John Penn rare fully signed document, a colonial arrest

      "Manuscript Document Signed ?Executed / John Pope Shff / J. Penn? on verso, 1 page, 7.5? x 6.25?. Granville County, North Carolina, May 4, 1774. Dampstaining at one edge, not near Penn?s handwriting and does not affect legibility. Expertly mended at folds. Minor flaws, but not at Penn?s writing. Very Good condition. Manuscript order signed ?Reuben Searcy C.C.? In part, ?George the third by the grace of God King of great Britain &c To the sheriff of Granville County We Command you that you take the body of Robert Robertson Labourer if he be found in your bailiwick and him safely keep so that you have him before the Justices of our Inferior Court of pleas and quarter Sessions at the next Court to be held for the said County at the Court house on the first Tuesday in August next there to Answer William Short of a Plea that he render to him the sum of Eleven Pounds ten Shillings Virginia Money...? Penn has also penned ?Executed / John Pope Shff? on verso, indicating that the Sheriff of Granville County, John Pope, had executed the court?s order. Licensed to practice law in Virginia in 1763 at age 22, in 1774, John Penn moved his law practice to Granville County, North Carolina. In 1775, Penn was elected to the North Carolina Provincial Congress which elected him a member of the Continental Congress where he signed the Declaration of Independence. Reuben Searcy (1729-1815) was named Clerk of the Court (C.C.) for Granville County in 1771. Moving to Kentucky, he served in the Revolutionary War as Colonel in Captain John Holder's Company in Madison County, at and near Boonesborough. "

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        The History of Chess, Together with short and plain instructions, by which any one may easily play at it without the help of a teacher.

      8vo, 19th century binding in half calf with purple boards and simple gilt accents. pp 148, diagrams, folding leaf with diagram. A clergyman and Bishop of Petersborough, Lambe wrote a number of books of which this was his first. His best known was "An Exact and Circumstantial History of the Battle of Flodden, in verse, written about the time of Queen Elizabeth" published in 1774. A very light dampstain across the top corner of the rear half of the text, affecting about 1/4 of the page, but not interfering with legibility, otherwise text clean and solid with minimal soiling or foxing. Contemporary bookseller's name in ink on the title page. Leather rubbed at extremities. Rare; only two copies of this first edition in library holdings, according to OCLC. Whyld, 1764:3.

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        The Builder's Magazine: or Monthly Companion for Architects, Carpenters, Masons, Bricklayers, &c

      The Authors, London 1774 - 2 volumes in contemporary half calf rubbed and worn at corners, hinges cracked but bindings intact. Tear to the corner of the title page, scattered foxing and offsetting but generally quite clean. Old ownership marks, a few marginal notes in an early hand (possible Charles Davies whose ownership inscription on front pastedown notes that he bought the book at "the Sale of Mr. Lloyd Williams Esqr." in 1838). Pencil marks to pastedown. Volume 2 endpaper detached, with 185 plates dated 1774-1778 (it was originally issued in parts from 1774-1778), 1 colored, numerous folding, depicting a wide variety of design elements, houses, inns, libraries, etc. The first volume forms a Builder's Dictionary, A-Z. 345pp, 98pp (plus 185 plates). Size: Quarto (4to). 2-volume set (complete). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Architecture; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 042251. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        PER LA SOLENNE DEDICAZIONE DELLA STATUA EQUESTRE INNALZATA DAL PUBBLICO DI MODENA ALL'IMMORTALE MEMORIA DELL’ALTEZZA SERENISS. DI FRANCESCO III. GLORIOSAMENTE REGNANTE Applausi poetici.

      Modena, per gli Eredi di Bartolomeo Soliani, 1774. In-4 gr. (mm. 361x243), legatura d?'epoca in cartoncino rosa e oro con decorazioni floreali in rilievo, pp. (14),CCIII, incluso il bellissimo frontespizio figur. inc. in rame che porta (entro due elaborate cornici) una veduta di Modena, una coppia di cavalli e quattro putti. Il vol. è illustrato da 1 pregevole tavola, più volte ripieg. (mm. 594x482) - inc. in rame da Antonio Baratti su disegno di Michel Angelo Borghi - che raffigura la statua equestre di Francesco III d?'Este scolpita da Giovanni Antonio Cybeo (restaur. per strappo). Il testo e?' ornato da magnifiche vignette pure inc. in rame: sono 3 testate di cui una alle armi e una con il ritratto di Francesco III, 3 grandi capilettera e 5 finali. Raccolta di 103 composizioni poetiche di nobili e accademici per lo più di Modena e Correggio (dall?'Abate Vicini, al Marchese Coccapani, a Girolamo Tiraboschi, ecc.). Bell?'esemplare su carta forte, ad ampi margini, molto raro.

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        Human Authority, in Matters of Faith, Repugnant to Christianity : Illustrated in Two Discourses on Matth. Xxiii. 8. with a Prefatory Address, ... by the Author of an Essay on the Justice of God

      London : Printed For J. Johnson, 1774, Hardback, First EditionMinor scattered marginal foxing. Original wrappers finely bound in full marble boards with a gilt-blocked leather label to the front panel. Very impressively and attractively finished. Scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. ; 57 pages; Physical desc. : xxii, 57, [1] p ; 19 cm. (8vo) . Publisher's advertisement on final un-numbered page. Subject: Church and state - Great Britain - History - 18th century. Johnson, Joseph, fl. (1760-1809) bookseller.

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        A commentary on St. Paul's Epistle to the Galatians : Wherein is most excellently set forth, the Glorious Riches of God's Grace, and Power of the Gospel, With The Difference between the Law and the Gospel And Strength of Faith ... (Truncated)

      London : printed and sold by M. Lewis, No 1. Pater-Noster-Row, M.DCC.LXXIV. [1774], 1774, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, First EditionFull Book Title: A commentary on St. Paul's Epistle to the Galatians : Wherein is most excellently set forth, the Glorious Riches of God's Grace, and Power of the Gospel, With The Difference between the Law and the Gospel And Strength of Faith declared... ...to the joyful Comfort and Confirmation of all true Christian Believers; Specially Such as being inwardly afflicted and grieved in Conscience, do hunger and thirst For Justification in Christ Jesus: For whose Cause this Book is most chiefly translated..Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with a dark morocco gilt-blocked label. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 434 pages; Other titles; In epistolam Sancti Pauli ad Galatas commentarius. English. Physical description; [2],434,[10]p. Notes; Includes the text. With an initial leaf of testimonial and five final contents leaves. Subjects; Bible.N.T. Galatians - Commentaries. Referenced by: English Short Title Catalog, T124560.

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        Political Arithmetic Containing Observations on the present State of Great Britain; and the Principles of her Policy in the Encouragement of Agriculture

      London: Printed for W. Nicoll,, 1774-1779. Addressed to the Oeconomical Societies established in Europe. To which is added, a memoir on the corn trade: drawn up and laid before the commissioners of the treasury. By Governor Pownall. [With:] [Political Arithmetic. Part II. Containing considerations on the means of raising the supplies within the year. Occasioned by Mr Pulteney's pamphlet on that subject.] Two parts in 1 volume, octavo (210 × 128 mm), pp. xii, [4], 366 + advertisment leaf; 78 + advertisment leaf. Contemporary marbled boards, rebacked in calf, original calf corners, spine ruled and direct lettered gilt. From the library of Arthur Young, with his bookplate to the front pastedown. Library stamp of the Royal Agricultural Society of England to title verso and final text leaf. Corners worn, with loss of leather exposing the boards underneath. Bound without the half-title and title to the second part. Occasional light spotting, else a very good copy. First edition, the most complete statement of Young's general economic philosophy, this is "one of his best works, and indeed his reputation as an economist rests primarily upon it" (Gazley). Young considered the book one of his best, and it immediately received several translations into European languages. In it he discusses a wide range of politico-economic subjects, including taxation, prices, food, population and the balance of trade. He further devotes a considerable section of the book to an "examination of false propositions" including a "reply to de Quesnay's Maximes in the Encyclopédie". Part II, published in 1779, is extremely rare.

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        Fragments de Tactique; ou six mémoires, 1º. Sur les Chasseurs et sur la Charge; 2º. Sur la Manoeuvre de l'Infanterie; 3º. Sur la Colonne; et Principes de Tactique; 4º. Sur les Marches, 5º. Sur les Ordres de Bataille; 6º. Sur l'Essai général de Tactique, relativement à ces différents objets. Précédés d'un discours préliminaire sur la Tactique et sur ses systêmes. (Suivi de): Fragments de Tactique, 7º. Mémoire sur l'Artillerie. 8º. Mémoire sur le Langage militaire. 9º. Mémoire. Projet d'une Instruction pour la manoeuvre de l'Infanterie.

      A Paris, chez C. A. Jombert père, 1774. - 2 tomes en 1 volume in-4. 4ff. LXVIII. 421pp. (i.e. 413). 1f. + VIII. 46pp. 1f. 144pp. 12 planches dépliantes hors-texte. Plein veau, dos à nerfs orné (reliure de l'époque, charnières ouvertes, plats recouverts à l'époque de vernis noir). Edition Originale de ce traité de tactique militaire illustré de 12 planches dépliantes hors-texte. "Ce livre ( ) qui était rempli de vues neuves, attira sur son auteur l'attention de tous les tacticiens" (Boisard). Divisé en 2 parties avec chacune sa page de titre, l'ouvrage est également augmenté d'une "Instruction pour l'exercice et manoeuvre de l'infanterie". Cachet d'un ex-libris "Jean Pré" sur la page de titre. Bon exemplaire à l'intérieur. Boisard, Notices biographiques, littéraires et critiques sur les hommes du Calvados, 1848, p. 246. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A List of the General and Field-Officers, As they Rank in the Army;

      London: Printed for J. Millan, , 1774. of the Officers in the several Regiments of Horse, Dragoons, and Foot, on the British and Irish Establishments … Octavo (230 × 132 mm) Contemporary sprinkled calf, skilfully rebacked with the original spine laid down, new label, spine gilding largely flaked, attractive rolled foliate panel to the boards, marbled endpapers. Spine rubbed and lacking most gilding, but sensitively restored and remaining attractive. First edition. These eighteenth-century Army Lists are becoming harder to find. Bookplate of Ernest, Duke of Cumberland, fifth son of George III and Queen Charlotte. Ernest studied at the University of Göttingen and then trained in the Hanoverian Army, fighting "with courage in Flanders and the Netherlands against the French" (ODNB), commanding the Hanoverian light battalion of grenadiers at Villers-en-Cauchi in 1793, and seeing action at Tournai - where he was wounded - and Nijmegen in 1794. He regarded himself as a professional soldier, but after 1796 never again held command in the field, despite repeated efforts to obtain active service. On the death of his brother William IV in 1837, he ascended to the throne of Hanover.

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        THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, and Historical Chronicle. Volume XLIV. For the YEAR M.DCCLXXIV [1774]. Part I January-June 1774 and Part II July-December 1774

      London: Printed at St. John's Gate, for D. Henry, and sold by F. Newbery, 1774. Hardcover. Good. Copperplates (5 of 10 called for in Vol 1, 10 of 11 in Vol 2. Plates present include Head of a New Zealand Chief curiously Tataowed, newly discovered frescoes at Herculaneum, portrait of Louis XV who has died (missing plates are mainly of planned Canals i Two Volumes each containing 6 monthly issues, plus Supplement for the Year 1774 in Vol 2. Contemporary leather-spined marbled boards (spine leather worn bits missing, date & title neatly inked in). Text complete: iv (general titlepage for year & preface) +628pp +[16]pp index. Each monthly issue has a "titlepage" with a view of St. John's Gate. Very clean nice copies internally with paper strong & supple. *Includes detailed description of Lieut Cooke's Voyage round the World, arrival at Terra Australis incognita, favourable account of landing & circum-navigation of New Zealand (Originality of the Arts in that Country which no other People had ever visited - but "the North-American Indian tortures his prisoner; the New Zealander eats him"), American Advices concerning the Reception of the Tea-Ships [Boston Tea-Party], the present critical Stuation of Affairs in North America, Observations on the Antiquity of Stonehenge, Memoirs of the late King of France, Splendid Appearance of Saturn's Ring, Causes of the present Commotions in America, Deliberations of Amer. Congress, the Quebec Bill etc.

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        Carte de la Terre des Papous, de la Nouvelle Guinee, et des Isles de Salomon selon le systeme de M. le Chevr Dalrymple par le Sr. De Vaugondy 1774.

      Chez Saillant & Nyon,, Paris: 1774 - Map of Papua New Guinea & the Solomon Islands with interesting original hand color. The map extends through the tip of the Cape York, down about as far as the 12th degree of latitude, and including Isle de Wallis and Isle d' York.The hand coloring is unusual. New Guinea is left white, while the sea and islands to the north of it are washed tan, and the sea to the south is washed yellow. From 'Voyages dans la mer du Sud, par les Espagnols et les Hollandois, ouvrage traduit de l'Anglois de M. Dalrymple, par M. de Freville' (Paris: Chez Saillant & Nyon ., 1774). In lower left margin: Grave par E. Dussy and with an inset showing northeast New Guinea, labeled "De Bry 1596". At the top of the map, at the right, above neat line: No. 125 in a contemporary hand. Copper engraving, original hand color, very good condition. 17 x 11 1/4", Libraries Australia ID 13070161. OCLC: 222056789 records one copy at the State Library of Queensland. The State Library of New South Wales records a copy, Bib Util 13070161.

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        A Friendly Address to All Reasonable Americans, on the Subject of Our Political Confusions: In Which the Necessary Consequences of Violently Opposing the King's Troops, and of a General Non-Importation Are Fairly Stated

      No Publisher Stated, None Stated, 1774, Softcover, Book Condition: Fair Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, Edition UnstatedSize: Octavo (standard book size). 55 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight. Removed from original covers so that it begins with title page (binding is tight), soiled, front and back pages repaired (small pieces missing from both), faint previous owner stamp on first page, interior has some scattered foxing and some staining. Thomas B. Chandler wrote this 1774 pamphlet as an attempt to sway public opinion in opposition to a revolution. This piece is sometimes attributed to Myles Cooper, but it is generally attributed to Chandler, as he wrote several such pamphlets. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Politics & Government. Inventory No: 007933.

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        MEMORIE DELLA CHIESA MONZESE Raccolte e con varie dissertazioni illustrate.

      Milano, appresso Giuseppe Galeazzi, 1774-80. In-8 gr. (mm. 260x198), 4 voll. in cofanetto, lussuosa legat. in p. pergam. mod. con ricca decoraz. oro ai piatti., tit. oro su due tasselli al dorso, pp. XVI,49,(3); 96; 80; (8),138; pregevoli vignette ai frontespizi, 3 testate alle armi, alle dediche (Card. G. Pozzobonelli, Mons. A.M. Durini, March. A.-L. Recalcati e Monsignori della Metropolitana di Milano), 4 grandi capilett. e con 10 belle tavv. f.t., alc. ripieg., il tutto inc. in rame; il vol. è ornato nel t. anche da figg. silografate. L?'opera, divisa in quattro dissertazioni (una per volume), tratta dei primi abitatori di Monza, delle sue antichità ed iscrizioni, dei Longobardi e della regina Teodolinda, della fondazione della basilica di S. Giovanni Battista (v. la bella tav. che raffigura la facciata), delle donazioni e privilegi concessi da papi e sovrani, della gerarchia ecclesiastica, dei possedimenti, rendite, ecc. "Edizione originale". Cfr. Lozzi,I,2945: "Opera molto pregevole?" - Graesse,II,637 - Predari, p. 147. Margine sup. di due voll. con lieve alone, altrim. esemplare con barbe, su carta forte, ben conservato. "Antonio Francesco Frisi (1734-1817), storico, fratello del più celebre Paolo (matematico e astronomo barnabita), canonico a Monza e poi a Milano, si occupò quasi esclusivamente di cose monzesi pubblicando anche (1794) le ?"Memorie storiche di Monza e sua corte?"". Così Diz. Treccani,V, p. 118.

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        Carte de la Terre des Papous, de la Nouvelle Guinee, et des Isles de Salomon selon le systeme de M. le Chevr Dalrymple par le Sr. De Vaugondy 1774

      Paris:: Chez Saillant & Nyon,. 1774.. Very good condition. Map of Papua New Guinea & the Solomon Islands with interesting original hand color. The map extends through the tip of the Cape York, down about as far as the 12th degree of latitude, and including Isle de Wallis and Isle d' York. The hand coloring is unusual. New Guinea is left white, while the sea and islands to the north of it are washed tan, and the sea to the south is washed yellow. From 'Voyages dans la mer du Sud, par les Espagnols et les Hollandois, ouvrage traduit de l'Anglois de M. Dalrymple, par M. de Freville' (Paris: Chez Saillant & Nyon ..., 1774). In lower left margin: Grave par E. Dussy and with an inset showing northeast New Guinea, labeled "De Bry 1596". At the top of the map, at the right, above neat line: No. 125 in a contemporary hand. Copper engraving, original hand color, very good condition. 17 x 11 1/4", Libraries Australia ID 13070161. OCLC: 222056789 records one copy at the State Library of Queensland. The State Library of New South Wales records a copy, Bib Util 13070161.

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        Brustbild nach rechts, in bekränztem Rund, auf Sockel mit Inschrift.

      1774. Kupferstich von Johann Friedrich Bause, 1774, nach einem Gemälde von Anton Graff, 1772. 26,7:19,6 cm. Le Blanc 147; Drugulin 8210; Berckenhagen, p. 183, Abb. Des Gemäldes Nr. 620.- Im Rand leicht stockfleckig.- Sammlung Dr. Rudolf Schwarz, Oberlahnstein (nicht bei Lugt)..

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        Miscellaneous and Fugitive Pieces

      London: Printed for T. Davies, 1774 - Issued without Johnson's approval while the Doctor was in Scotland Second edition, first issue, of the first two volumes and the first of the third. 3 vols., 8vo. [iv],375; [iv], 360; viii, 311 pp. Bound in full brown speckled contemporary calf, red leather title-piece. Wear to spine ends. Bookplate of Westport House (County Mayo, Ireland). Fleeman 73.12DM/2b & 73.12DM/3(Vol. 3); Courtney, p. 116-7; Rothschild 1254 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Carte de la Nlle. Galles Meridle. Ou de la Côte Orientale de la Nlle. Hollande Découverte et visitée par le Lieutenant J. Cook

      Paris: Saillant et Nyon, 1774. Engraved map, 370 x 785 mm.; original folds; in fine condition, with good margins; mounted. Point Hicks to Cape York. Perhaps Cook's most famous chart, here in its first French version, prepared for the French language edition of the official account of the Endeavour voyage.The magnificent sweep of the east coast of Australia from Point Hicks to Cape York is testament to Cook's extraordinary achievement on the first voyage.Cook's original manuscript chart is in the British Library. Two contemporary English engraved versions are recorded by David, the version published in Hawkesworth's official account and another, upright in shape, that appears only in Wales' Astronomical Observations (1788). This French version is not recorded by David.

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        The Great Frozen Valley near Chamouny in Savoy / La grande Vallee de Glace pres de Chamouny en Savoie. - Gravure originale.

      London, J. Gamble, 1774,. 33.5 x 48.5 cm, gravure sur cuivre originale, montee sur toile recent.. Une des plus anciennes vues de la Mer de Glace montrant Le Dru et les Grandes Jorasses. / This is one of the earliest views of the 'Mer de Glace' showing 'Le Dru and Grandes Jorasses'.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Collection Payot, Mont-Blanc, p. 29.

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        Clarissa : Or, the history of a young lady: comprehending the most important concerns of private life. And particularly shewing, The Distresses that may attend the Misconduct Both of Parents and Children... - [Complete in 8 volumes]

      London : printed for J. and F. Rivington, W. Johnston, S. Crowder, T. Lowndes, W. Griffin [and 8 others in London], 1774, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, Seventh EditionGood to very good copies all finely bound in full, contemporary aniline calf; minor, generalized edge-wear with some hinges starting. Raised bands with the titles blocked direct in gilt. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Physical desc.: 8v.,plates : engr.music ; 12°. Referenced by: English Short Title Catalog, ESTCT58991. Includes head and tail pieces.

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        Anecdotes Chinoises, Japonoises, Siamoises, Tonquinoises, &c, dans lesquelles on s'est attaché principalement aux moeurs, usages, coutumes & religions de ces différens peuples de l'Asie

      Chez Vincent 1774 - - Chez Vincent, A Paris 1774, In 8 (11x17,5cm), 422. 234. 52 . 32pp., Un Vol. relié. - Édition originale et unique édition de cet ouvrage. (Barbier, dict. des ouvrages anonymes I, 179). Paginations séparées pour chacune des parties. Plein veau d'époque glacé et marbré. Dos à nerfs orné. pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Manque la première page de garde marbrée. Mouillure jaune sur la page de titre et les 5 premiers feuillets allant s'estompant. Célèbre étude historique, des mœurs et coutumes religieuses de ces peuples. Le premier chapitre sur la chine comprend 422p, celui sur le Japon 234p, 37p. pour le Siam et autant pour le Tonquin et la Cochinchine ; une dernière partie est consacrée aux peuples et royaumes sur la péninsule se trouvant au-delà du Gange : Laos, Cambodge. 422. 234. 52 . 32pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The History of the Town and Port of Faversham, in the County of Kent

      London: B White. VG : in very good condition. Spine lightly scuffed. Light browning to several plates and occasional spotting. 1774. First Edition. Modern half calf gilt. 220mm x 130mm (9" x 5"). 222pp. Engraved frontispiece and 19 engravings, some fold out, including 4 additional plates bound in. .

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        Le Marche aux herbes á Amsterdam / (The Herb Market in Amsterdam)

      1774 - Engraving. Proof before letters. Printed on watermarked laid paper. In excellent condition with the exception of being trimmed within the platemark on all sides. Two very light waterstains on bottom edge of sheet. This captivating print is a rare proof impression of Francois Anne David's celebrated print depicting a bustling herb market in Amsterdam. Francois Anne David was a highly regarded engraver working in Paris at the close of the eighteenth century. Born in 1741, David garnered a reputation as a talented portrait engraver. He was the master of J. P. Lebas and a regular exhibitor at the Paris Salon from 1802 to 1819. He was an esteemed member of the Academy in Rouen and in Berlin, and his prints can be found in some the most noted European museums. This delightful genre scene is regarded as one of his finest engravings. From the collection of Frederic R. Halsey, a famous New York print collector, who was active during the latter part of the 19th century. Benezit, Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs ; Lugt, Les Marques de Collections 1308. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        A Collection of the Laws Relating to the Ordnance

      London: Printed by Charles Eyre and William Strahan [etc.], 1774. Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, black morocco label, gilt, exceptionally crisp and well-preserved; three copies in ESTC, one in this country A rare work, one of only two exclusively devoted to the subject, with much on fortifications and gunpowder, and a concluding section devoted to the Articles of War, including mutiny, desertion, administration of justice, and American Troops

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        Los seis primeros libros y el undécimo y duodécimo de los elementos de Euclides

      Joaquín Ibarra Impresor, Madrid 1774 - Los seis primeros libros y el undécimo y duodécimo de los elementos de Euclides, traducidos de nuevo sobre la versión latina de Federico Comandino conforme a la fiel y correctísima edición de Roberto Simson, Profesor de Matemática en la Universidad de Glasgow. Obra ilustrada con notas críticas y geométricas del mismo autor.Tamaño 20 x 27. Encuadernación original pergamino de época (siglo XVIII) con lomo rotulado. Excelente papel sin marcas de óxido ni impurezas, amplios márgenes originales. 20 páginas + 360 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Raccolta di Opuscoli fisico-medici.

      Nella Stamperia Moucke,, Firenze, 1774 - Dodici volumi legati in quattro di cm. 19,5, pp. 1.500 ca. complessive. Con una vignetta incisa a ciascun frontespizio e due tavole incise in rame ed una tabella ripiegate f.t. Legatura coeva in cart. con dorsi risoperti i ncarta marmorizzta. Esemplare genuno, marginoso e ben conservato, stampato su carta forte. Si tratta dei primi 12 volumi di questa celebre opera scientifica che proseguì fino al numero di 22 volumi. Il curatore fu Giovanni Targioni; vi si raccolgono scritti in gran parte originali di argomento prevalentemente naturalistico e medico stilati da importanti scienziati europei dell'epoca. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed

      Paris, 1774. <p>Pasumot, François (1733-1804). Autograph letter signed, in French, to an unidentified correspondent. Paris, January 20, 1774. 4pp. 231 x 177 mm. Minor foxing, one or two tiny marginal tears, but fine otherwise. </p><p>A long, densely written (ca. 1500 words) letter from French cartographic engineer and antiquarian François Pasumot, best known today as the co-creator, with Nicolas Desmarest (1725-1815), of the landmark geological "Map of a part of Auvergne, representing the lava flows, where basalt is found in prismatic and round forms . . . ," published as part of Desmarest&#39;s Mémoire sur l&#39;origine et la nature du basalt en grandes colonnes polygones (Mémoires de l&#39;Académie royale des sciences 1771 [1774]: 705-775). The Pasumot-Desmarest map "set a new standard for precise graphic representation of the positions of distinct kinds of rock, and played a role in emerging conceptions about geomorphological change and about the distribution of volcanic rocks" (Taylor, p. 129).</p><p>Pasumot devoted much of his time to the study of archeology and ancient geography, which he became interested in after the discovery of several ancient monuments in the Auxerre region of Burgundy, where he was then teaching. He was the author of numerous works on antiquarian subjects, the most important being Recueil de mémoires géographiques sur quelques antiquités de la Gaule (1765), in which he determined the topography of the ancient towns of Chora, Bandritum and Gergovia as well as the location of several sections of Roman road. The present letter is representative of Pasumot&#39;s activities in this area: In it, Pasumot obliges his correspondent with several long extracts, taking up nearly two pages of the letter, from his then-unpublished "Eloge" to fellow antiquarian the Comte de Caylus (1692-1765), whose seven-volume Recueil d&#39;antiquités égyptiennes, étruscanes, greques et romaines (1752-55) helped lay the groundwork for the development of modern methods of archeology and art history. Pasumot&#39;s letter ends with an "Extrait du testament de feu M. le Comte de Caylus: à Paris, le 15 juillet 1765" (Extract from the will of the late M. le Comte de Caylus, Paris, July 15, 1765), and a transcript of the inscription on Caylus&#39;s tomb, taken from the July 1769 number of the Journal des Scavants. Pasumot&#39;s "Eloge" to the Comte de Caylus, completed in 1766, remained in manuscript until after Pasumot&#39;s death, when it was included in the posthumous Dissertations et mémoires sur différens sujets d&#39;antiquité et d&#39;histoire (1810-13) edited by Grivaud de la Vincelle. Taylor, "New light on geological mapping in Auvernge during the eighteenth century: The Pasumot-Desmarest collaborabion," Revue d&#39;histoire des sciences 47 (1994): 129-136. Nouvelle biographie générale. </p>

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        Naauwkeurige Waarneemingen omtrent de veranderingen van veele Insekten of gekorvene Diertjes, die in omtrent vijftig Jaaren, zo in Vrankrijk, als in Engeland en Holland, bij een verzameld naar 't Leven konstig afgetekend en in 't Koper gebragt zijn.

      Amsterdam, J. Sluyter, 1774. Folio (410 x 258mm). pp. (iv), 34, (2), with 1 handcoloured engraved title-vignette and 33 handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, gilt ornamented spine. Second enlarged edition edited by M. Houttuyn. "One year after the author's death his collection of butterflies and other insects was sold in auction. The copperplates of the first edition and letterpress was bought in auction by Sluyter. Houttuyn who had borrowed eight plates with description from Ladmiral when he was working on the section Butterflies for his edition of Linnaeus, offered the publisher to edit these together with the first 25 plates. In total seventy metamorphoses are depicted on thirty-three hand-coloured plates" (Landwehr 105). Second enlarged edition of this attractive work on butterflies, their larvae and their food plants. The first edition was published in 1740 with 25 plates only. The fine plates were all drawn and etched by l'Admiral himself. He was a gifted amateur entomologist, who began to study insects at the early age of ten years.//Hagen I, 3; Horn & Schenkling 53: "Selten".

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        Letters Written by the Late Right Honourable Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield, to His Son, Philip Stanhope, Esq. : Late Envoy Extraordinary At the Court of Dresden : Together with Several Other Pieces on Various ... (Truncated)

      London : Printed For J. Dodsley, 1774, Hardback, 4th edition (revised and corrected)Full Book Title: Letters Written by the Late Right Honourable Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield, to His Son, Philip Stanhope, Esq. : Late Envoy Extraordinary At the Court of Dresden : Together with Several Other Pieces on Various Subjects..... Published by Mrs. Eugenia Stanhope, from the Originals Now in Her Possession [Complete in Two Volumes]Full contemporary calf professionally rebacked with raised bands, gilt cross-borders and contrasting red calf gilt-blocked labels. The panels too have been corner repaired in matching calf. Very impressively finished - scans on request. ; 0 pages; Portrait frontis illustrated. Notes: Some letters in French or Latin followed by an English translation. Tail-pieces. Subjects: Conduct of life--Early works to 1800. Etiquette--Early works to 1800. Rothschild 596.

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