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        [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM WASHINGTON TO CAPT. PETER HOGE, REGARDING SECURITY FOR CAPT. THOMAS LEWIS'S COMMISSION AS ASSISTANT SURVEYOR IN AUGUSTA COUNTY, VIRGINIA]

      Mount Vernon. March 21, 1774.. [2]pp., with original transmittal envelope affixed to the verso. Some fold separations, minor toning, minor tape repairs on verso, inscription erased on verso. Good. An interesting pre-Revolutionary Washington letter dealing with surveying and real estate matters in Virginia. Washington writes to Peter Hoge (or Hog), who was a captain in the Virginia Regiment of 1754 at its capitulation at Fort Necessity, and continued to serve as a captain in Washington's Virginia Regiment after 1755. Here, Washington states that the "design of my giving you the trouble of this Letter, is to request the favour of you to aid Captn Crawford in qualifying, & giving Security, to his Commission as assistant Surveyor to Colo. Thomas Lewis." Washington is worried that "there will be no court in Augusta to do business in the next month, but that, if he will get there a few days before (which he strongly urges both to Capt. Crawford & myself), he has no doubt but through your means, a few of the Magistrates & Clerk may be conven'd to do this business, for the accomplishment of which I heartily wish." Washington continues his remarks on Crawford and then discusses further land deals along the Ohio River: "Lord Dunmore hath Interested himself a good deal in behalf of this appointment of Captn. Crawfords, recommending him, himself, by Letter to Col. Lewis. - his immediate qualification therefore, to act, is highly necessary. As I wrote you a very long letter sometime ago, respecting our Landed matters in the western world, I have a little to add on that score, as you have doubtless received it though detained even longer than I had any Idea of by the waters preventing Capt. Crawfords getting to the intended meeting of the Sandy Creek Claimts at Winchester the 5th Inst." The Sandy Creek claim was a tract of some 28,000 acres of land on the Ohio River near present-day Ravenswood, West Virginia. Washington was one of sixty-one claimants on the land, which was divided up in May 1774. The letter is of particular interest for demonstrating Washington's life-long passion for accumulating land holdings and his many speculations in western lands. Like a number of the Founding Fathers, Washington's desire to hold western lands was a motivating factor in his support for the Revolution. Within a few months of writing this letter Washington was representing Virginia at the First Continental Congress. This letter is known to THE PAPERS OF GEORGE WASHINGTON, published in volume 10 of that publication. It is noted by the National Archives' Founders Online project as residing at the Webb Shadle Memorial Library in Pleasantville, Iowa, who sold it at Sotheby's, New York on January 26, 1983. W. W. Abbot and Dorothy Twohig, eds. THE PAPERS OF GEORGE WASHINGTON, Colonial Series, vol. 10, 21 March 1774 ?- 15 June 1775. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1995, pp.1?-2.

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        L';homme du monde éclairé par les arts

      Paris, Monory, Amsterdam 1774 - 2 volumes in-8. Collation : (4), XVIII, 303 pp. / (4), 327 pp. Veau marbré, dos à nerfs orné, tranches marbrées. (Reliure de l'époque.). _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ First edition, posthumous work completed and published by Bastide. Jacques-François Blondel (1705 - 1774) was the great teacher of architecture of the eighteenth-century. In this last book, he wanted to expose his doctrine on arts and good taste. Numerous artists are quoted, painters, sculptors, architects . which we find short biographies at the end. Small hole on the bottom of a hinge. Very nice copy. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Première édition, ouvrage posthume achevé et publié par Bastide. Jacques-François Blondel (1705 - 1774) a été le grand professeur d'architecture du XVIIIe siècle. Dans ce qui a été donc son dernier ouvrage, il a voulu exposer sa doctrine des arts et du bon goût. C'est une correspondance amoureuse entre le comte de Saleran et la comtesse de Vaujeu, une façon de rendre attrayantes ses considérations esthétiques pour les lecteurs de son époque. Le comte initie la comtesse au bon goût à travers la description de différentes constructions, des décorations intérieures, des jardins. Il donne les préceptes de l'art et n'hésite pas à critiquer vivement certaines pratiques. De très nombreux artistes sont cité, peintres, sculpteurs, architectes., dont on trouve de courtes notices biographiques à la fin. La pagination saute T2, de 263 à 274 sans manque. Petit trou sur le bas d'une charnière. Très bel exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Description et usage des principaux instruments d'astronomie

      Imprimerie royale), (Paris) 1774 - In-folio. Collation : IV, 60 pp.,14 planches. Cartonnage papier éponge postérieur. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ First edition. Illustrated by 14 folding engraved plates. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Première édition. Elle a été publiée par l'Académie des Sciences dans la série de la "Description des Arts et Métiers". Illustré par 14 belles planches gravées sur cuivre dépliantes. Pierre-Charles Le Monnier (1715-1799), astronome privilégié de Louis XV, est rentré très jeune à l'Académie des Sciences et faisait parti, avec Maupertuis et Clairaut, de l'expédition en Laponie de 1736 à 1737 pour mesurer la longueur d'un degré de méridien. Voir la longue notice que Jérome de Lalande, qui a été son élève, consacre à la vie et aux travaux de Le Monnier, Biblio. astronomique pp. 819-826. DSB 8, 178. Papier très légèrement bruni; exemplaire grand de marges. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Barbierstube mit Affen und Hunden bei menschlichen Tätigkeiten.

      - Feder in Grau, über Bleistift, auf Bütten mit Wasserzeichen: D & C Blauw, rechts unten signiert „A. Radl". 17,6:22,6 cm. Provenienz: Dr. Julius Cahn, Basel, ehemals Frankfurt a.M. Literatur: Ausst. Katalog:Anton Radl 1774-1852. Maler und Kupferstecher. Frankfurt a. M., Museum Giersch 2008, Nr. 94, Abb. Seite 218. Vorzeichnung zu einer Gouache, im Besitz der Graph. Sammlung Städel (Inv. Nr. 1770). Die Zeichnung ist nach einem Kupferstich von Pieter van der Borcht (ca. 1535-1608) entstanden. Vgl. New Hollstlein 197. Der gebürtiger Wiener Landschafts- und Genremaler Anton Radl war wohl zu Lebzeiten einer der angesehensten Künstler der Mainstadt. Nach 1889 verließ er seine Heimat und gelangte über Brüssel, Aachen und Köln nach Frankfurt am Main, wo er bis zu seinem Tode leben sollte. Zunächst ging er hier in die Lehre des bekannten Verlegers J.G. Prestel (1739-1808), für den er auch Vorlagen nach Werken alter Meister für dessen druckgraphische Reproduktionen lieferte. Andere Themen waren zeitgenössischen Inhalts, wie Genreszenen aus den Napoleon. Kriegen, oder Ansichten mittelalterlicher Burgruinen und Stadtbefestigungen. Nach 1800 konnte er sich beim heimischen Publikum mit seinen Landschaften der Umgebung einen Namen machen. Überdies nahm seine zunehmend vielfältige druckgraphische Produktion einen bedeutenden Platz in seinem Gesamtschaffen ein.

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        A description of Patagonia, and the adjoining parts of South America and some particulars relating to the Falklands Islands

      1774 - A Jesuit traveller in Patagonia, after serving in a ship trafficking slaves. 1774. Hereford. C. Puch. In 4to (265 mm x 203 mm). 2 ff. + 10 + 144 + 2 folding maps. Nineteenth century half morocco by Lloyd of London, upper cover lettered in gilt “Cruising Association Library”, raised bands to spine, tooled and lettered in gilt, with monogram “C” to lower compartment of spine. Excellent copy, very large; with crisp paper and virtually flawless examples of the two folding maps. First edition. Falkner (1702 – 1784) was a singular character, born a Calvinist in Manchester; he studied medicine in England and in 1729 enrolled in a slave-trafficking vessel, which took him to Buenos Aires –along with their cargo. There, after falling ill, a Jesuit Priest convinced him of abandoning Calvinism and converting into Catholicism. Falkner became a Jesuit in Cordoba, travelling extensively throughout Argentina and working in Paraguay, Santiago del Estero, Tucuman and other places for 38 years. His travels were the basis of his work, consisting of entirely new information. Falkner is one of the first to dispute the existence of a race of giants in Patagonia. The map, in two sheets by Thomas Kitchin, is extraordinary, probably one of the most detailed of the region to date; embellished with a large cartouche portraying natives of the Patagonia “The Great Cacique Cangapol”, it is mentioned in pp. 26 “I have endeavored to draw his likeness as well as I could by memory. . . . He must have been seven feet and some inches in height; because, on tiptoe, I could not reach to the top of his head”. Sabin, 23734. Palau, 86485. Streit, 972. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Theologia Moralis

      Matthäus Riegers, Augsburg 1774 - Deutsche Erstauflage Teil II & III von 1774-1778 (2 Bände) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Geschichte der See-Reisen und Entdeckungen im Süd-Meer welche auf Befehl Sr. Großbrittannischen Majestät unternommen, und von Commodore Byron, Capitain Carteret, Capitain Wallis und Capitain Cook im Dolphin, der Swallow, und dem Endeavour nach einander ausgeführet worden sind; aus den Tagebüchern der verschiedenen Befehlshaber und den Handschriften Joseph Banks Esq.

      . Mit des Herrn Verfassers Genehmhaltung aus dem Englischen übersetzt von Johann Friedrich Schiller. 3 Bände. Haude und Spener, Bln. 1774. 5 Bl., 54 S., 1 Bl., 459 S.; 6 Bl., 408 S.; 1 Bl., 413 S. mit 52 meist gefalteten Kupfter-Tafeln und -Karten. 4°. Ppbde. d. Zt. mit Rückensch. Gelenke locker, Beschabt u. bestoßen, Papierbezug fehlt teilweise, Kanten u. Rücken beschäd. Buchblöcke gut. Die Kupfer in hervorragenden, gratigen Abdrucken, nur vereinzelt Stockfl. Frisches breitrandiges Exemplar. - Erste dt. Ausgabe. - John Hawkesworth wurde von Lord Sandwich, dem Ersten Lord der Admiralität, mit der Herausgabe der Reiseberichte von Byron, Wallis, Carteret und - last not least - James Cook (1. Reise) betraut. "Innerhalb eines Jahrzehnts hat Cook mehr von der Erdoberfläche entschleiert als irgend ein Reisender vor ihm, und im Pazifik, seiner Hauptdomäne, leistete er mehr als alle seine Vorgänger zusammen " (Henze). Hawkesworth fand in seiner Heimat nicht denselben einhelligen Beifall: Seine Weigerung, die Manuskripte weiter zu "glätten" und die Vorsehung als Auftraggeber und Nothelfer der britischen Seefahrt in die Berichte "einzubauen", mußte religiös-konservative Kreise ebenso provozieren wie die unverhohlene romantische Sympathie des Gentleman für die "Naturmenschen". Das französische und deutsche Publikum jedoch war von den sofort erscheinenden Übersetzungen fasziniert..

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        Letters written by the Late Right Honourable Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield, to His Son, Philip Stanhope, Esq

      London: J. Dodsley, 1774. Two volumes, large quarto, engraved portrait frontispiece; internally very good in full contemporary polished calf, spines worn (labels and headbands incomplete), joints starting. Letters of Philip Dormer Stanhope, the fourth Earl of Chesterfield to his beloved son Philip, who died prematurely and dashed the aspirations of his father of a meteoric political career for his son. Stanhope was a pre-eminent politician of his generation, renowned for his incisive wit and powerful oratory. His epistolary record of his son reveals an uncommon command of language while providing good insight into the climate of the Court of George I.

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        Tableau du Ministere de Colbert.

      Amsterdam et se trouve a Paris, Lejay, Bastien, Petit Lyon, Angot, 1774.. Octavo. Pp. 152. Half-title present. Nice publisher's device to title, large decorative head-piece. Foot- and shoulder notes. Hardcover, bound in contemporary half calf and handsome marbled boards, gilt-ruled spine, green morocco label lettered in gilt, all edges sprinkled blue. Overall a fine, handsome copy (some browning to endpapers). ~ First edition. Attributed to Fabre de Charrin (Barbier, Dict. des ouvrages anonymes, v. 4, col. 644). KVK lists only 5 copies: Union Catalog Italy; Austrian National Library; British Union Catalog; and French and German Union Catalogs. Union Catalog of Canada lists a copy in microform..

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        Joseph Banks Esq

      London: W. Dickinson, 1774. Mezzotint engraving, 500 x 360 mm; framed. Joseph Banks in his twenties. The classic portrait of Banks as a young man. Only twenty-eight or twenty-nine years of age, Banks is shown sitting confidently at his desk, surrounded by the accoutrements of his science: books, papers, and a prominently placed world globe.The mezzotint 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 the South Seas. 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).The 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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        The Muses Threnodie. or, Mirthful Mournings on the Death of Mr. Gall. Containing a variety of Pleasant Poetical Descriptions, Moral Instructions, Historical Narrations, and Divine Observations, with the most remarkable Antiquities of Scotland, Especially

      Perth: Printed by George Johnson for the Editor and Robert Morison Bookseller, 1774. Book measures 7 3/8 x 5 inches. Collation, 2 volumes bound in 1, xxii, [2], 261, [1]. 200 pp, large folding map. Bound in full calf. Rebacked, retaining the original boards, raised bands, leather title label. Minor wear to board edges. Binding in very good clean firm condition. Internally, map repaired, small stain mark to margin of 100 pages. Pages in very good condition throughout. Originally published in 1638, Adamson's Muses Threnodie was the first book to contain a reference to the game of golf, in two lines of a poem that read "and yee, my clubs, you must no more prepare/to make your bals flee whistling in the aire." This second edition, published almost 150 years later, contains a footnote to these two lines and a reference to playing golf at Perth, where Adamson was born. This is the variant with the title page only for the first volume, without a volume number. Scarce. A very nice copy, of a rare book. . Second Edition. Full-Leather. Very Good. 8vo.

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        Héro et Léandre, poëme de musée. Par M. M***. C**.

      - Sestos, Paris, Le Boucher, 1774. In-8, XVI-104 pp., demi-maroquin bleu nuit à coins (Lafon rel.), tête dorée. Ex-libris de G. de Saint-Geniès (n°11994, vente de sa bibliothèque in "Bulletin Morgand", 1888, 22). Frontispice (ici avant la lettre) d'après Eisen gravé par Duclos. Bel exemplaire, non rogné, bien relié, et enrichi du DESSIN ORIGINAL de Eisen, rehaussé en couleurs, qui servit pour le frontispice et relié après celui-ci. * 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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        Katze, die auf einem Hocker mit ihren drei Jungen spielt.

      . Zeitgenöss. aquarellierte Aquatinta von F. Hegi (1774-1850), auf cremefarbenem Velin. 16,5:18,8 cm. Das Aquarell, nach dem diese Aquatintaradierung entstanden ist, befindet sich in der Albertina, Wien (Inv. Nr. 5941). Vergleichsliteratur: M. Gröning/M.L. Sternath, Die deutschen und Schweizer Zeichnungen des späten 18. Jahrhunderts. Wien/Köln/Weimar, 1997, Nr. 5631 mit Abb. Sowie Farbtafel S. LX.. Mind erhielt seinen ersten Zeichenunterricht durch den Landschaftsmaler C.H. Legel (um 1775 in Bern tätig), anschließend durch den Genremaler S. Freudenberger (1745-1801) in Bern. Erst nach dem Tode Freudenbergers, dessen Zeichnungen er koloriert hatte, begann er seine Katzen-, Bären- und Kindergruppen, die er nun der Witwe Freudenbergers um geringen Lohn überließ. "Körperlich und geistig vernachlässigt, daher von den Menschen gemieden, beschäftigte sich der arme Friedli' am liebsten mit seinen Freunden, den Katzen, für deren Beobachtung und Darstellung er einen feinen Blick u. eine geschickte Hand besaß". (Boetticher).

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        Teutsche Academie der Bau-Bildhauer-und Malerkunst, worinn die Regeln und Lehrsätze dieser Künste gegeben, nicht weniger zu mehrerer Erläuterung die besten Exempel der alten und neuen Künstler in Kupfer beygefüget werden, wie solche in Rom auf das genaueste abgezeichnet sind. Nebst den Lebensbeschreibungen der besten griechischen, römischen und neuen Künstler ingleichen der Anzeige ihrer vornehmsten Werke. Zusammen getragen und mit vielen Kupfern gezieret durch Joachim von sandart auf Stockau. Nunmehr aber bey dieser neuen Ausgabe verändert, in eine bessere Ordnung gebracht und durchgehends verbessert, von Johann Jacob Volkmann. 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.

      Nürnberg, verlegt von der Johann Andreas Endterischen Handlung, 1774.. Groß-4°. 40 cm. [2] Blatt, Seite [5] - 64. 6 Blatt Kupfer. Seite [65] - 208. 12 Blatt Kupfer. Seite [209] - 424, [4] Blatt Verzeichnis. Neuer Ganzlederband mit erneuerten Vorsätzen.. 2. Auflage. Graesse, Tresor des livres rares et precieux, Band VI, 264. Mit 18 Blatt Kupfern sowie 10 Textkupfern. Einige Blätter mit restaurierten Ecken. Gutes bis sehr gutes Exemplar.

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        Dem Münzvergnügen gewidmete Nebenstunden, oder Beschreibung von hundert Stück merckwürdiger und seltener Gold- und Silbermünzen.

      Nürnberg, Lochner u. Mayer, 1774.. 4to. XXXII, 439 S. Mit 2 gestochenen Vignetten und 100 Münzkupfern im Text. Leder d. Zt.. Erste Ausgabe. Matthäus Heinrich Heroldt, Kaufmann in Kitzingen, hatte sich "ein kleines Thaler- und Münzcabinet" zugelegt, das eine größere Zahl "unrecensirter" Münzen enthielt, "deren in den bekannten Münzbüchern nicht gedachte "ward. Hundert seltene Stücke aus dem deutschsprachigen Raum hat er ausgewählt, sie genau beschrieben und ausführlich erklärt.- Rücken erneuert, Innengelenke verstärkt, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen. Gebräunt. - Lipsius/ Leitzmann 184.

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        Reisebeschreibung nach Arabien und umliegenden Ländern. Vol. 1-3

      København, Nicolaus Möller, 1774-78 & Hamburg, Friedrich Perthes, 1837. 4to. XVI + (6) + 504 + (1) + (16) + 479 + XXIV + 238 + (II) + 168 s. Foldet kart. 137 kobberstukne plansjer og kart, hvorav noen foldede. Uniformt bundet i 1800-talls grønne skinnbd. Ryggdekor i gull. Vol. I. Litt sprukket i ytre øvre fals. Vol. II. S. 41-48 feilbundet. Svakt brunplettet.. Bound in uniform 19th. century half calf. Spine gilt. Large folding engraved map. 137 engraved plates and maps. Vol. I. Split in upper joint. Vol. II. PP. 41-48 misbound. Occasional browning

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        Meditaciones, que usa la Congregacion del Senor San Cayetano en los Exercicios que practica en la Auxiliar Parroquia de N. Sra. Del Rosario, donde esta establecida, Sacalas a Luz la Misma Congregacion para el Uso de sus Congregados

      Cadiz (Spain): Don Pedro Gomez de Requena, 1774. First Edition. 12mo. 106 pp. Engraved illustration, signed by Poblo Ganzino, following title-page. Bound in contemporary Spanish full red calf, interlocking gilt border ornaments on both covers, spine gilt, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, integral satin page marker. Light scuffing of board corners and a few spots along spine, but generally quite nice. Textblock is bright and clean (endleaves with some age toning and foxing). Handwritten corrections on pages six and eight Decidedly unrecorded. Not listed in the Catalogo Colectivo del Patrimonio Bibliográfico Espanol; not in OCLC; not in the Biblioteca Nacional de Espana; not in the University Library of Cadiz or the Public Library of Cadiz. Not listed in any Iberian bibliography consulted by us. Our associates at the Spanish Bibliographical Heritage Union Catalogue were unable to locate a copy of, or even a single reference to, the present work. We are unable to explain why the entire edition seems to have vanished from existence, despite the fact that the printer / publisher Pedro Gomez de Requena was the most popular and prolific in Cadiz at this time (more than two hundred editions from his press are recorded, but not this one). Our copy is very finely bound, no doubt for presentation. * The "Auxiliar Parroquia" to which is referred on the title-page is the Parroquia de Nuestra Senora del Rosario in Cadiz, an ancient church, where there still is an altarpiece devoted to San Cayetano. A fine and desirable copy.

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        Letters written by the Late Right Honourable Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield, to His Son, Philip Stanhope, Esq.

      London: J. Dodsley, 1774. Two volumes, large quarto, engraved portrait frontispiece; internally very good in full contemporary polished calf, spines worn (labels and headbands incomplete), joints starting. Letters of Philip Dormer Stanhope, the fourth Earl of Chesterfield to his beloved son Philip, who died prematurely and dashed the aspirations of his father of a meteoric political career for his son. Stanhope was a pre-eminent politician of his generation, renowned for his incisive wit and powerful oratory. His epistolary record of his son reveals an uncommon command of language while providing good insight into the climate of the Court of George I.

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        Theatrum Machinarum Generale. Schau-Platz Des Grundes Mechanischer Wissenschafften, Das ist: Deutliche Anleitung Zur Mechanic oder Bewegungs-Kunst. UND ANGEBUNDEN: Theatrum Machinarium. Oder: Schau-Platz der Heb-Zeuge, in welchem nicht nur angewiesen wird Wie durch Menschen und Thiere gewaltige Lasten bequem fortzubringen, Sondern auch Mancherley Arthen der vornehmsten, gebr„uchlichsten, dauerhaftigsten und curieusesten, wie auch simplesten Machinen, Lasten von ungeheurer Gr"áe und Schwehre, so wol von einem Orth zum andern nicht allein fglich fortzuschaffen, als zu erheben, neiderzulassen und mit Geschicklichkeit von einer Seite zur andern zu wenden, vorgestellet werden.

      Leipzig Bernhard Christoph Breitkopf und Sohn ; 1774 - Neue [2.] Aufl.; ca 38x25 cm; 9 [statt 10 - Reihentitel nicht eingebunden] Bl„tter, 188 Seiten, 2 Bl„tter mit 71 Kupfertafeln; 8 Bl„tter, 164 Seiten, 2 Bl„tter mit 56 Kupfertafeln; Ledereinband d. Zt. mit Rckenschild (Einband etwas bestoáen und leicht berieben, Buchrcken an den Kapitalen mit kleinen Fehlstellen, vorderes fliegendes Vorsatzblatt [leer] fehlt, Reihentitel nicht mit eingebunden, Textbl„tter vereinzelt geringfgig stockfleckig oder leicht gebr„unt, Tafeln sauber; insgesamt gutes Exemplar mit den ersten beiden B„nden der Reihe) 0,000 gr.

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        Vue de Saint-Andéol. Ansicht von Saint-Andéol le Château.

      1774 1774 - Radierung und Kaltnadel, 1774, auf aufgewalztem China. 28,9:37,2 cm. Literatur: Le Blanc 75; Perez 76, IV (von IV). - Sehr guter Abdruck. Der hauptsächlich als Zeichner, Radierer und Kupferstecher tätige Künstler studierte in seiner Geburtsstadt an der École gratuite de dessin. Darüber hinaus bildete er sich autodidaktisch weiter. 1758 veröffentlichte er im Auftrag des Pariser Stechers und Kupferstichverlegers Pariset seine ersten Radierungen. 1761-1764 setzte er sein Studium in Paris fort, wo er Schüler des Historienmalers J.-Ch. Frontier (1701-1763) und eines gewissen Lombards war. In Paris verkehrte er im Kreis von J.G. Wille (1715-1808), Jos. Vernet (1714-1789), L.-E. Watelet (1780-1866), J.-B. Greuze (1725-1805), J.G. Soufflot (1713-1780) und dem jungen Herzog Alex Duc de La Rochefoucauld, den er 1765-1766 nach Italien begleitete. In Italien schuf er zahlreiche Landschaftszeichnungen und Abbildungen von Monumenten. Nach seiner Rückkehr nach Lyon hatte er großen Erfolg mit seinen Zeichnungen und Radierungen, mit Porträts und italienischen und niederländischen Landschaften sowie der heimischen Landschaft von Lyon. Auch als Reproduktionsstecher nach Gemälden oder Skulpturen fand er zahlreiche Auftraggeber. 1771 wurde der Künstler zum königlichen Berater und Kämmerer berufen. 1780 erfolgte die Aufnahme in die Lyoner Akademie. Während der französischen Revolution stand er unter der Protektion des Künstlers J.-L David (1748-1825) – seine Kupferplatten wurden unter gesetzlichen Schutz gestellt. 1802 wurde Boissieu Mitglied der Verwaltungskommission des Kunstkonservatoriums. 1806 bis zu seinem Tode war er Bürgermeister von Lentilly in der Nähe von Lyon. Boissieus Arbeiten sind in den Museen weltweit zu finden, so in Paris im Louvre, in Frankfurt am Main im Städel oder in der National Gallery of Art in Washington DC.

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        Emisfero Terrestre Settentrionale tagliato su l'Equatore.

      Venezia, presso Antonio Zatta, 1774. Incisione in rame all'acquaforte, confini in colore d'epoca cm 33 x 42,8 circa (alla lastra) più margini. Rappresentazione dell'emisfero terrestre settentrionale, incisa e preparata dallo Zuliani e dal Pitteri e edita dallo Zatta. Come si dice nella lunga didascalia esplicativa al margine inferiore, nel redigere la carta e nel far riferimento alle ?terre Antartiche, ?in cui fin ora la Geografia non ha il minimo fondamento? si è fatto riferimento alle ?più probabili congeture adottando il sistema proposto dal Sig.r Robeto de Vaugundy?. É interessante come nella carta siano rappresentate le principali montuosità, con tratteggio da destra a sinistra. Esemplare in margini, in bella coloritura e in buono stato di conservazione.

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        Naauwkeurige waarneemingen omtrent de veranderingen van veele insekten of gekorvene diertjes.

      Amsterdam, Johannes Sluyter, 1774.. Large folio (430 x 270 mm). (4), 34, (2) pp. With etched and engr. vignette on title page (2 people in a woods, in a decorative cartouche including 2 butterflies), and 33 numbered etched and engr. plates showing 70 kinds of insects (numbered in the text), vignette and all plates in original colour. Contemp. boards covered with sprinkled paper, sewn on 4 vellum tapes.. The second, greatly enlarged edition of a set of finely etched and engraved plates depicting the metamorphosis of 70 sorts of butterflies, moths and other flying insects in their natural surroundings, the specimens collected, drawn, etched and engraved, and the descriptions written by Jacob l'Admiral (1700-70), first published in 1740 with only 25 plates. The present edition adds 8 plates prepared (along with their descriptive text) by l'Admiral but not previously published, along with a 2-page foreword by the editor, Martinus Houttuyn (1720-98). Most plates show the species as egg, larva, pupa and adult, both male and female, placed on the plants they frequent in their natural habitat. Scientifically it was a great advance over all that went before, including the pioneering work of Maria Sibylla Merian. The present foreword tells us that l'Admiral began studying butterflies at the age of ten and gives Houttuyn's personal recollections of l'Admiral and his work. He collected the specimens during thirty years of travel and intended the first edition with 25 plates to be one of four parts for a total of 100 plates. He finished only 8 additional plates before his death in 1770 and had not yet published them or his descriptions. After l'Admiral's death the bookseller Sluyter bought all the copperplates at auction and Houttuyn prepared the new descriptions from l'Admiral's manuscript. A few plates were revised after the first edition, probably by l'Admiral himself. Plate XII depicts a tulip. - With the 1896 bookplate (signed "TM") of "Tine. v. H", the artist and former prostitute Martina Hogervorst (1865-1928) who married the lithographer Theo van Hoytema in 1891 (divorced 1902), with a bird, insects and plants. In very good condition and untrimmed, with deckles intact. Spine tattered. - Nissen, ZBI 2358. Horn/Schenkling 53 ("Selten"). Landwehr, Coloured Plates 105. Cf. Hunt 514 (1740 ed.).

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        L'Agriculture: Poëme .

      1774. . 1774 - Imprimerie Royale. París. . 1 Vol. . H + grab. + 4H + grab. + LVI + 277 pp. + grabados. Folio. Plena Piel de época. Grabados , Literatura Universal (Francesa), Siglo XVIII . Poema bucólico compuesto de 6 cantos, precedido de un discurso sobre la poesía georgiana, el segundo canto está dedicado a la vid. Ilustrado con 8 magníficas láminas de grabados en negro: Frontispicio grabado por Le Gouaz, dibujado por St. Quentin; láminas grabadas por De Ghendt, Leveau, Lingé y Ponce sobre dibujos de Loutherbourg y viñetas en los encabezamientos de las distintas partes del poema por Mavilier y St. Quentin. Ejemplar encuadernado en plena piel roja de época con rueda dorada en tapa y dorados en lomera. .

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        ANLEITUNG ZU DER PFLANZENKENNTNISS UND DERSELBEN NÜTZLICHEN ANWENDUNG

      Zurich: Verlag des Waysenhauses, 1774. First Edition. Hardcover. Owner's name on the front free endpaper, G1 recto and G3 verso blank and not printed, some light mostly marginal staining. Near Fine. Folio (9-1/4" x 15") bound in modern half vellum. The 101 hand-colored woodcuts (on 100 sheets) are printed from the original woodblocks from the first edition of Fuchs' DE STIRPIUM HISTORIA published 1542 by Isingrin in Basel. In the preface Schinz discusses how he obtained the woodblocks for this work and how they were colored in the Zurich orphanage. CLEVELAND COLLECTIONS 519; Dunthorne 275; Hunt 640; Nissen BBI 1761; Stafleu & Cowan TL2 10722.

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        THE LETTERS OF GOVERNOR HUTCHINSON, AND LIEUT. GOVERNOR OLIVER, &c. PRINTED AT BOSTON. AND REMARKS THEREON. WITH THE ASSEMBLY'S ADDRESS, AND THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE LORDS COMMITTEE OF COUNCIL. TOGETHER WITH THE SUBSTANCE OF MR. WEDDERBURN'S SPEECH RELATING TO THOSE LETTERS. AND THE REPORT OF THE LORDS COMMITTEE TO HIS MAJESTY IN COUNCIL

      London. 1774.. [4],142pp. Half title. Late 19th-century wrappers, typed paper label. Spine worn, additional minor wear to extremities, slight dust soiling. Very good, untrimmed. With [4]pp. of Benjamin Franklin's POLITICAL, MISCELLANEOUS, AND PHILOSOPHICAL PIECES... (London, 1799) in neat contemporary manuscript facsimile laid in. The inserted text concerns a partial defense of Franklin in the face of Wedderburn's harsh assaults on his character. Second edition. This edition was edited by Israel Mauduit and printed to defend his friend, Gov. Hutchinson. These letters by Hutchinson were leaked by a party unknown, but probably Benjamin Franklin, who was then still in London as agent for Pennsylvania and assistant postmaster for the American colonies. The mistrust of colonial intentions revealed in the letters created a firestorm of criticism in Boston and led to Hutchinson's literally fleeing the colony. "Publication of these letters - copies of which Franklin had secured in London - fanned revolutionary sentiment in America more than any other book of the period" - Howes. This volume also prints the proceedings of Franklin's grilling before the Privy Council. After Franklin's appearance and the famed assault on his character by Wedderburn, he was stripped of his post office sinecure, and his position in London was made difficult. The whole incident was a major escalation of the Revolutionary tensions in the American colonies, and the cause of Franklin's final disillusionment with the British ministry. AMERICAN CONTROVERSY 73-5e. SABIN 34072. HOWES H851.

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        Meditaciones, que usa la Congregacion del Senor San Cayetano en los Exercicios que practica en la Auxiliar Parroquia de N. Sra. Del Rosario, donde esta establecida, Sacalas a Luz la Misma Congregacion para el Uso de sus Congregados

      Cadiz (Spain): Don Pedro Gomez de Requena, 1774. First Edition. 12mo. 106 pp. Engraved illustration, signed by Poblo Ganzino, following title-page. Bound in contemporary Spanish full red calf, interlocking gilt border ornaments on both covers, spine gilt, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, integral satin page marker. Light scuffing of board corners and a few spots along spine, but generally quite nice. Textblock is bright and clean (endleaves with some age toning and foxing). Handwritten corrections on pages six and eight Decidedly unrecorded. Not listed in the Catalogo Colectivo del Patrimonio Bibliográfico Espanol; not in OCLC; not in the Biblioteca Nacional de Espana; not in the University Library of Cadiz or the Public Library of Cadiz. Not listed in any Iberian bibliography consulted by us. Our associates at the Spanish Bibliographical Heritage Union Catalogue were unable to locate a copy of, or even a single reference to, the present work. We are unable to explain why the entire edition seems to have vanished from existence, despite the fact that the printer / publisher Pedro Gomez de Requena was the most popular and prolific in Cadiz at this time (more than two hundred editions from his press are recorded, but not this one). Our copy is very finely bound, no doubt for presentation. * The "Auxiliar Parroquia" to which is referred on the title-page is the Parroquia de Nuestra Senora del Rosario in Cadiz, an ancient church, where there still is an altarpiece devoted to San Cayetano. A fine and desirable copy.

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        The Muses Thernodie Vol 1 & 2

      George Johnston, 1774. Hardcover. Fair/No Dustjacket. 1774. 261 pages. No dust jacket. Volumes 1 and 2. Possibly rebound. Brown leather spine with marbled leather brown boards and gilt lettering. Both volumes have museum stamps to endpapers and pastedowns. Volume 1 has prize plate adhered to front pastedown. Front endpaper of volume 1 has been removed. Pages of both volumes are largely clean with occasional patches of moderate tanning and foxing. Light soiling to endpapers of both books. Front board of volume 1 is partially detached. Boards are heavily rub marked with heavy rub wear to edges, corners and spine of both books. Heads and tails of spines are frayed. Moderate soiling to boards. May be missing pages or plates, please contact us for details.

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        Kircheninterieur mit Hund.

      . Zeitgenöss. aquarellierte Umrißradierung, 1774, nach einem Aquarell von Hendrick van Vliet (1611/12-1675), auf Bütten, verso mit dem Künstlerzeichen (Lugt 2725). 19,1:15 cm. Literatur: Wurzbach 108; Laurentius/Niemeijer 69. Erstmals veröffentlicht von Christian Josi: Collection d' imitations de dessins d' apres les pnrincipeaux maitres Hollandais et Flamands, commencee par Ploos van Amstel, continuee et portee au nombre de cent morceaux. 1821. - Einwandfreies Exemplar dieses besonders dekorativen Blattes!. Ploos van Amstel gelang es um 1758 nach zahlreichen und langwierigen graphischen Versuchen, Zeichnungen täuschend ähnlich zu reproduzieren. Die Vorlage zum vorliegenden Blatt von H. Averkamp (1585 - nach 1663) befindet sich heute in der Teyler-Stiftung in Haarlem.

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        Frankfurt am Main, Blick auf das Affentor in Sachsenhausen.

      - Aquarell, über Bleistift, mit schwarzer Tuschlinie umrandet, auf Papier mit Wasserzeichen: Im-Hof, auf Untersatz montiert und dort rechts unten signiert „A. Radl f. 2/6". 28:43,5 cm. - Im Himmel rechts einige Spritzer in grauer Tusche. Vorstudie zu einem im Besitz des Historischen Museums, Frankfurt am Main, befindlichen Aquarell. Literatur: Ausst. Katalog: Anton Radl. 1774-1852. Maler und Kupferstecher. Frankfurt a.M., Museum Giersch 2008, Abb. 89. Der gebürtiger Wiener Landschafts- und Genremaler Anton Radl war wohl zu Lebzeiten einer der angesehendsten Maler Frankfurts. Nach 1889 verließ er seine Heimat und gelangte über Brüssel, Aachen und Köln nach Frankfurt, wo er bis zu seinem Tode leben sollte. Zunächst ging er hier in die Lehre des bekannten Verlegers Johann Gottlieb Prestel (1739-1808), für den er auch Vorlagen nach Werken alter Meister für dessen druckgraphische Reproduktionen lieferte. Andere Themen waren zeitgenössischen Inhalts, wie Genreszenen aus den Napoleonischen Kriegen, oder Ansichten mittelalterlicher Burgruinen und Stadtbefestigungen. Nach 1800 konnte er sich beim heimischen Publikum mit seinen Landschaften der Umgebung einen Namen machen. Überdies nahm seine zunehmend vielfältige druckgraphische Produktion einen bdeutenden Platz in seinem Gesamtschaffen ein. Unser Blatt zeigt das Affentor, ursprünglich „Aschaffenburger Tor", das zur Befestigungsanlage in Sachsenhausen gehörte. Die Zeichnung wird vor 1820 entstanden sein, vor dem Bau der klassizistischen Torhäuser unter dem Architekten Johann Friedrich Christian Hess (1785-1845). Es zeigt exemplarisch Radls auf einem intensiven Naturstudium und genaue Beobachtungsgabe angelegte Malweise, die sich jedoch nicht auf das Detail konzentriert zeigt. Frei und sicher, dynamisch und nahezu modern anmutend sowohl in Strichführung, reduzierter Farbwahl als auch Komposition präsentiert sich hier der Künstler sein Können und findet damit auch noch in heutigen Zeiten beim Publikum großen Anklang.

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        BUCOLICA ET GEORGICA TABULIS AENEIS OLIM A JOHANNE PINE SCULPTORE REGIO DEFUNCTO ILLUSTRATA OPUS PATERNUM IN LUCEM PROFERT

      London. Robert Edge Pine 1774 - Octavo 9 1/2 x 6 inches, handsomely leather bound in full period red straight-grained morocco, gilt floral devices to the spine and a gilt roll tool to the boards. xv, 144, 3 pages. 2 volumes in one with engraved frontispieces and engraved titles, vignettes and engraved plates throughout, including one double page folding plate. Collated complete. A good copy of the illustrated classic with fine plates from the ancient world - in a good period binding. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ausführliche Nachricht von neuentdeckten Zoolithen unbekannter vierfüssiger Thiere,

      Nürnberg, Knorr, 1774.. und denen sie entstanden, so wie verschiedenen andern denkwürdigen Grüften der Obergebürgischen Lande des Markgrafthums Bayreuth. Mit 14 kolorierten Kupfertafeln, 1 gestochene Vignette (Höhlenansicht), 3 Blatt, Halblederband der Zeit mit floraler Rückenvergoldung und dreiseitigem Rotschnitt, 41,5 x 25 cm,. Einband etwas berieben, Rücken unten mit kleiner Ausbesserung, sonst in guter und frischer Erhaltung "Esper studierte von 1749 ab in Erlangen Theologie, war anschließend Lehrer in Bayreuth, seit 1759 Adjunkt in Frauenaurach und seit 1764 Pfarrer in Uttenreuth bei Erlangen. 1762 promovierte er in Erlangen zum Dr. phil. 1779 ging er als Pfarrer und Superintendent nach Wunsiedel. Wie viele Geistliche des 18. Jahrhunderts war auch Esper naturwissenschaftlichen Fragen, insbesondere der Astronomie und Kräuterkunde gegenüber, aufgeschlossen. Anläßlich einer Reise nach Streitberg und Muggendorf 1771 erschloss sich ihm jedoch die unterirdische Wunderwelt in den Höhlen der Frankenalb. Das große Erlebnis eines Besuches der Gaillenreuther Höhle war Anlaß zu Espers berühmtem Werk "Ausführliche Nachricht von neu entdeckten Zoolithen unbekannter vierfüsiger Thiere, und denen sie enthaltenden, so wie verschiedenen anderen denkwürdigen Grüften der Obergebürgischen Lande des Marggrafthums Bayreuth" (Nürnberg 1774, französisch ebenda 1774). Diese mit schönen farbigen Tafeln ausgestattete Veröffentlichung rückte die bis dahin noch wenig bekannten Höhlen der Fränkischen Alb in das Blickfeld der wissenschaftlichen Welt und veranlaßte viele Naturforscher, sich an Ort und Stelle von den interessanten Knochenfunden großer diluvialer Säugetiere zu überzeugen. Damit wurde E. zum Wegbereiter einer wissenschaftlichen Höhlenbeschreibung und zum Begründer der paläontologischen Höhlenforschung, zumindest in Franken. Die Gaillenreuther Höhle, später vielfach als Zoolithenhöhle bezeichnet, wurde eine der bekanntesten Höhlen Deutschlands" (NDB).

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        Gründliche Anleitung welcher man sich im Nachzeichnen schoner Landschafften oder Prospecten bedienen kan den Liebhabern der Zeichen-Kunst mitgetheilet und in Kupfer gebracht.

      . 7. Auflage. No place 1774. With 16 engraved plates. Folio. [4] pp. + plates. In contemporary blue blank papercover. With waterstain in margin..

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        The Last Words, and Dying Confession of Daniel Wilson, who was executed at PROVIDENCE (RHODE ISLAND,) on Friday, the Twenty-ninth Days of April, 1774, for committing a Rape." [drop-title]

      [Providence? Boston?] 1774 - Executed for rape: Unrecorded Broadside Very rare American broadside, printing the last words of the convicted rapist Daniel Wilson, an inveterate thief whose conviction of rape took him to the scaffold and public execution, where he says "I confess my Behavior was obscene, debauched, inhuman, and cruel."Not in AAS, whose record 331563 (citing, for some reason, Evans 13774) has two columns, not three, is significantly smaller than ours, and doesn't mention the crude but haunting woodcut which crowns this particular broadside. To further add to the confusion, AAS's transcription of the title ("The Life and Confession of Daniel Wilson ?") is different from ours ("The Last Words, and Dying Confession of Daniel Wilson ?); and that of Evans matches ours, but leaves off the final phrase "for committing a Rape"; furthermore, Evans records an imprint of "Boston" (without brackets), whereas ours bears no imprint.NO OTHER COPY IN OCLC MATCHES THIS COPY. All edges chipped and ragged, with some loss of text at bottom; triangular chip at right margin into text, with loss of a few words; large 2-inch x 1-inch lacuna in center, with loss of several words Printed folio broadside,with large woodcut depicting his execution by hanging in the"Presence of several thousand spectators"; printed in three columns, surrounded by large black border. 1 vols. Folio (40 x 34 cm.)

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        A Scriptural Confutation of the Arguments Against the One Godhead of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, Produced by the Reverend Mr. Lindsey In his late Apology

      London: W. Nicoll, 1774. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. In brown leather boards with maroon label to spine. Extensively amended in a tiny fountain-pen script to match the third edition, including a 70 page hand-written addition which is bound with the original first edition. These additions may or may not be by the author.

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        Recueil de planches pétrifications remarquables. Berlin, Académie Royale des Sciences, 1831. Folio. With 8 lithographed plates. Contemporary green morocco, the boards covered with the original publisher's printed paper wrappers.

      BMC NH, p. 274; DSB II, p. 552; not in Ward. Rare work with descriptions of more than a dozen kinds of fossils, mostly ammonites, with more than 50 figures beautifully lithographed on 8 plates. Leopold Christian von Buch (1774-1853), German geologist and traveller, studied mineralogy and chemistry in Berlin and Freiburg with Abraham Werner. Schooled in the Neptunian doctrine, he believed that basalt was formed by crystallization from water, but after he visited Italy and France he radically changed his views to contradict Werner's teaching and accepted basalt as the product of volcanic activity. His major achievement in this field consists in distinguishing between ammonites and nautilidae by observing the intricate structure of lines in the former. Buch was aware of the value of guide-fossils, and sought to enhance their usefulness with careful drawings and descriptions. Some stains and foxing on the binding and endpapers. Fine copy of an important work with very fine fossil illustrations.

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        Athena unterstützt Perseus (mit den Flügelschuhen) bei der Enthauptung der Medusa.

      . Radierung, 1774, auf Japan. 16,5:26 cm. Literatur: Le Blanc 5. Vermutlich aus der 1806 in London von J. Kay herausgegebenen Ausgabe "Collection of Original Etchings". - Auf den Bildrand geschnitten und auf Untersatz montiert.. Runciman studierte in Glasgow und von 1750-1762 bei dem Landschaftsmaler R. Norie (tätig 2. Hälfte 18. Jhdt.), später wurde er Partner in dessen Familienbetrieb. 1767 ging er mit seinem Bruder John Runciman (1744 - 1766 in Neapel) für fünf Jahre nach Rom, wo er mit den Malern H. Füssli (1741-1825) und T. Sergel (1740-1814) bekannt wurde. Hier entwickelte er sich vom Landschaftsmaler zum Darsteller historischer und mythologischer Themen. Nach seiner Rückkehr und einem kurzen Aufenthalt in London, wo er in der Royal Academy ausstellte, ließ er sich in Edinburgh nieder. Er wurde von Sir James Clerk gefördert. Die Halle seines Anwesens "Penicuik House" dekorierte er mit Szenen aus dem Ossian.

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        A TREATISE CONTAINING THE ELEMENTARY PART OF FORTIFICATION

      L: J. Nourse 1774 3rd ed. 240p; 34 copper-engraved folding plates, 1774. . Bound in half brown leather and marbled boards. A very good copy. The plates are all in fine condition. A nice copy of this classic work on siege warfare.

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        1- Les jolies gaillardises ou le Chanteur en Goguettes. Paris, Chez les Amis de la Joie. S.l.n.d. [1816]. 228 p., 2 planches gravees sur bois. 2- Le joyeux Boute-en-Train ou le Chansonnier Grivois. Paris, chez les Amis de Piron, S.l.n.d. [1816]. 228 p., 2 planches gravees sur bois.

      . 2 livres minuscules relies en un volume in-64 (46 x 51 mm), plein maroquin vert a grain long, dos lisse orne de compartiments garnis de filets gras et fers speciaux repetes, titre dore, double filet d'encadrement sur les plats, filet dore sur les coupes (reliure de l'epoque). Rare impression de ce recueil de deux livres minuscules de meme origine editoriale, chansons libertines, tous deux illustres de 2 planches hors texte. Le premier (exemplaire unique ?) manque a toutes les bibliographies et ne figure a aucune bibliotheque en ligne (manque a WorldCat, KVK, BnF, CCFr). Le second est cite par Grand-Carteret ('Almanachs', n°1774, d'apres un catalogue de vente). Il est egalement accompagne de deux planches, une premiere, avec la legende: "Le consoleur de veuve", represente Napoleon au seuil d'une maison sollicitant une femme sur le pas de sa porte, derriere lui un homme pendu a une potence. La seconde planche: cinq femmes s'empressant devant la porte d'une demeure ou une autre femme leur fait savoir "Belles, ne vous informez plus de ce pauvre Monsieur Sylbande !". L'ouvrage manque egalement a toutes les bibliographies (sauf Grand-Carteret) et ne figure a aucune bibliotheque en ligne Quelques piqures. Joli exemplaire, tres bien relie en maroquin vert a l'epoque..

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        Declaration Signer James Wilson's Signed Copy of the First Original American Legal Work, and the Earliest American book on the Law of Wills

      Annapolis, MD 1774 - Signed Book. Vallette, Elie. The Deputy Commissary's Guide within the Province of Maryland. Annapolis: Ann Catherine Green and Son, 1774. Octavo. Engraved title & table by Thomas Sparrow. Signed twice by Wilson at head of title & on front free endpaper recto. Both signatures ruled through in ink by subsequent owners, other owner's signatures on endpaper. A little blue & red crayon underlining & scrawl at head of title. An important association copy of a rare book with many first claims: this is the only edition of the first original American legal work, and the earliest book published in America on the law of wills. It also contains the only engraving from a colonial Maryland press, by Thomas Sparrow, the only engraver south of the Mason-Dixon Line before 1775. Historical BackgroundJames Wilson (1742-1798) was born in Scotland and educated at the University of Edinburgh and the University of Glasgow, imbibing the principles of the Scottish Enlightenment. Unable to graduate due to his father's death, Wilson immigrated to America, and became a tutor at the College of Philadelphia, and assistant to Pennsylvania lawyer John Dickinson. For many years, Wilson practiced law in Reading and Carlisle, and became a powerful force in Pennsylvania politics. In 1774, he published "Considerations on the Nature and Extent of the Legislative Authority of the British Parliament," an influential revolutionary pamphlet. Wilson was twice elected to the Continental Congress, and served concurrently as a brigadier general in the state militia. Like other Pennsylvanians in Congress, including his mentor, Dickinson, Wilson was pressured by his constituents to forestall declaring independence. Wilson himself eventually changed his mind, voting for and signing the Declaration. As a delegate to the Constitutional Convention, Wilson sat on the Committee of Detail, which produced the first draft. He proposed the Three-Fifths Compromise, and was, next to James Madison, the most active participant in the Convention. Wilson was a major proponent for ratification in his Pennsylvania, which became the second state to approve the new constitution in 1787. President Washington named him as one of the six original justices of the Supreme Court.ConditionOriginal sheep, gilt-ruled spine, later red morocco spine label. Some dampstaining primarily extending from bottom gutter & bottom fore-edge corners.ReferencesEvans 13742; Worth, Maryland 338; Worth, Colonial Printer 290; Cohen, Early American Law 4632. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Advantages of an Alliance with the Great Mogul:

      London: for T. Cadell; J. Millan; and Richardson and Urquhart,, 1774. In which are principally considered Three Points of the highest Importance to the British Nation. I. The immediate Preservation and future Prosperity of the East India Company. II. The legal Acquisition of an immense Revenue to Great Britain. III. The promoting of a vast Increase in the Exports of British Manufactures. Second edition. With a Postscript, obviating Doubts. Octavo (205 × 127 mm) in fours except for the last gathering. Contemporary tree calf, flat spine gilt with floral sprays and stars, red morocco label. Engraved bookplate of Harriot Beauclerk, Duchess of St Albans (née Mellon; 1777?-1837). Front joint cracked at head and tail, front hinge inner cracked but cords and leather holding, spine label just lifting in one corner, binder's blanks tanned from turn-ins, small hole in last leaf costing a few letters on recto only, the sense easily guessed, nevertheless a most attractive copy overall. Second edition, the same year as the first, with an additional gathering at the end "obviating Doubts"; one of three printed attempts made by Morrison, a former major in the service of the East India Company, to attract attention to his proposal of an alliance with his employer Shah Alam II, the Mughal Emperor. The provinces of Bengal, Bihar, and Orissa would be given over to the English in exchange for arms, military training, and payment of the tribute owed to the Shah. One of the many arguments that Morrison advanced in its favour was that it would prevent the Mughal Empire falling into the Russian sphere of influence. The pamphlet includes transcripts of letters Morrison had written to the governor of Bengal, John Cartier, on the same subject.

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        Discurso sobre el fomento de la industria popular

      Madrid: Antonio de Sancha, 1774. FIRST EDITION. IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. 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.

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        Frankfurt am Main, Blick auf das Affentor in Sachsenhausen.

      . Aquarell, über Bleistift, mit schwarzer Tuschlinie umrandet, auf Papier mit Wasserzeichen: Im-Hof, auf Untersatz montiert und dort rechts unten signiert "A. Radl f. 2/6". 28:43,5 cm. - Im Himmel rechts einige Spritzer in grauer Tusche. Vorstudie zu einem im Besitz des Historischen Museums, Frankfurt am Main, befindlichen Aquarell. Literatur: Ausst. Katalog: Anton Radl. 1774-1852. Maler und Kupferstecher. Frankfurt a.M., Museum Giersch 2008, Abb. 89.. Der gebürtiger Wiener Landschafts- und Genremaler Anton Radl war wohl zu Lebzeiten einer der angesehendsten Maler Frankfurts. Nach 1889 verließ er seine Heimat und gelangte über Brüssel, Aachen und Köln nach Frankfurt, wo er bis zu seinem Tode leben sollte. Zunächst ging er hier in die Lehre des bekannten Verlegers Johann Gottlieb Prestel (1739-1808), für den er auch Vorlagen nach Werken alter Meister für dessen druckgraphische Reproduktionen lieferte. Andere Themen waren zeitgenössischen Inhalts, wie Genreszenen aus den Napoleonischen Kriegen, oder Ansichten mittelalterlicher Burgruinen und Stadtbefestigungen. Nach 1800 konnte er sich beim heimischen Publikum mit seinen Landschaften der Umgebung einen Namen machen. Überdies nahm seine zunehmend vielfältige druckgraphische Produktion einen bdeutenden Platz in seinem Gesamtschaffen ein. Unser Blatt zeigt das Affentor, ursprünglich "Aschaffenburger Tor", das zur Befestigungsanlage in Sachsenhausen gehörte. Die Zeichnung wird vor 1820 entstanden sein, vor dem Bau der klassizistischen Torhäuser unter dem Architekten Johann Friedrich Christian Hess (1785-1845). Es zeigt exemplarisch Radls auf einem intensiven Naturstudium und genaue Beobachtungsgabe angelegte Malweise, die sich jedoch nicht auf das Detail konzentriert zeigt. Frei und sicher, dynamisch und nahezu modern anmutend sowohl in Strichführung, reduzierter Farbwahl als auch Komposition präsentiert sich hier der Künstler sein Können und findet damit auch noch in heutigen Zeiten beim Publikum großen Anklang.

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        A TREATISE CONTAINING THE ELEMENTARY PART OF FORTIFICATION.

      L: J. Nourse 1774 3rd ed. 240p; 34 copper-engraved folding plates. - A nice copy of this classic work on siege warfare. Bound in half brown leather and marbled boards. A very good copy. The plates are all in fine condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Aelteste Urkunde des Menschengeschlechts

      1774. first edition. The Oldest Document of the Human RaceJohann Herder Accuses Kircher of Willful FabricationHERDER, Johann Gottfried. Aelteste Urkunde des Menschengeschlechts. Riga: Johann Friedrich Hartknoch, 1774-1776. First edition. Two quarto volumes (9 1/2 x 7 3/4 inches; 241 x 195 mm.). [iv], 384; [viii], 202 pp. Late nineteenth century parchment over decorated paper boards, spines lettered and ruled in gilt. A fascinating work on cosmogany and The Old Testament…Aelteste Urkunde des Menschengeschlechts - The oldest document of the human race. Herder says in an earlier version of his Aelteste Urkunde, around 1771 or 1772: "Aber so wissen wir ja nicht das Alter der Welt!" (But we do not know the age of the world). The Book of Genesis, he says, can give us no information on this subject. But in 1774, in the final version of the same work, he says that "die Welt fast sechstausend Jahr alt… ist" (The world is almost six thousand years old). In a sermon of the same year, he says of the three Magi: "… viertausend oder Eins oder Zwei wars, da die Weisen ankamen" (…four thousand years and one or two wars, then came the wise men). Thus it appears that during his most religious phase, he came to accept the Biblical chronology that he had rejected two or three years previously.Johann Gottfried von Herder (1744-1803) was a philosopher and literary critic, whose writings were instrumental in forming the European romanticism. As the leader of the Sturm und Drang movement, he inspired many writers, notably Goethe, the future leader of the German Romantics. "In the same year, Herder published his Aelteste Urkunde des Menschengeschlechts and here his sneers at the Jesuit’s unsuccessful but honest attempts became more open. In one place he expresses his longing to see ‘eine würkliche, ächte, alte Hieroglyphe’, a piece of unnecessary irony, since Kircher’s works did indeed contain accurate representations of Egyptian hieroglyphs. In the same sentence, Herder talks of ‘Kircherische Träume und Warburtonische Hypothesen’. Twice in this same work, in the section entitled ‘Aegyptische Götterlehre’, Herder couples Kircher’s name with that of Huet, and both times stresses the unreliability of the Jesuit’s work. Herder made merry at this point at the expense of earlier pioneers in the field of Egyptian studies and lumped indiscriminately together the varied honest efforts that had helped to spread in Europe a first-hand knowledge of the hieroglyphs: ‘und die gelehrten Männer, Kircher und Huet auch fast so etwas in einer Symbole sahen, worum wieder andre gelehrte Männer Dom Martin, Clayton, Herwart, Pglug, Wanne und Kompass entdecken’. Of their endeavors, Herder aphoristically concludes: ‘Ein Punkt woran sie spannen, war immer Wahrheit: und alles, was sie spannen, war Traum’. In the same section, in attempting to summarize the Egyptian pantheon, Herder remarks – and again one wonders at the unnecessarily jibing style – ‘Ich bin weder Kircher noch Huet, und leite nichts her. Ich zeige nur, und was sich nicht von selbst durchs blosse Zeigen ergibt, lasse ich ruhig stehen’. It seems that Herder felt that Kircher had made willful fabrications.The last reference to Kircher in this work is more justified. Herder expresses the idea that perhaps, after all, the Egyptian obelisks and other inscribed monuments were not the repositories of divine wisdom Kircher thought they were. In this, Herder follows Leibniz (Accessiones historicae) and precedes Zoega (De origine et usu obeliscorum). His remark has a certain judiciously ironic flavor: ‘mit eben so vielem Recht hatte Kircher die Geheimnisse des Jesuiterordens an den Pyramiden lesen können, als die Gehimnisse Aegytens. Geheimnisse schreibt man nicht an Thurm und Wände’. Herder returned to his derogatory ‘Kirchersche Träume’ for a brief moment some fifteen years later when giving a reference for the work most suitable on the early origin of speech: ‘Die beste Schrift fur dise noch zum Theil unausgearbeitete Materie ist Wachteri naturae et scripturae concordia die sich von der Kircherschen und so viel andern Träumen, wie Alterthumsgeschichte von Märchen unterscheidet’. Herder refers here to Kircher’s views, admittedly a little ingenuous, on the production of sound, contained in his Musurgia of 1650. More alarming than Herder’s academic disagreement is the fact that he seems perfectly ready to use his expression ‘Kirchersche Träume’ in a manner that is more generic than specific. It is perhaps fortunate, at least as far as the Jesuit’s ragged reputation was concerned, that Herder made no more academic references to his works." (Fletcher, pp. 380-381).

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        Mandat mit eigenh. U.

      Warschau, 29. IV. 1774.. 2/3 S. Folio. Mit papiergedecktem Siegel.. In polnischer Sprache an die Stände, welche mit der Entrichtung ihrer Steuern säumten. Die Abgaben seien pünktlich und aus Eigenem zu leisten, nicht auf die Grundholden zu überwälzen; fürs Vergangene sei Ersatz zu leisten: "Na priawane memoryaly mowia, o pemye dla ofeicyalistow luriniykici lharszalkolkiey korwnney, w rczokczyach przerwiekney kommiysyi rzeczypospolitey skarbu kownnego nie doznawajac skutkow tym zywsze teraz za niemi czynia prwiby, o sprawie, dliwe z dlugo oczekiwane wzgledy, im niadamrzyiazkem, ze na niewdzlepne (dogadzajac publiczney sprawiedliwosci) codzienne sadzenie znacznie u wlasnych uszcuplili sie maja mrach przez niepunkter [...]".

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