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        Disegno della prima macchina nella quale si rappresenta la celebre impresa di Ercole negl?Esperidi. Incendiata per comando di Sua Eccellenza il Sig. Don Lorenzo Colonna Gran Contestabile del Regno di Napoli ec. ec. come Ambasciatore straordinario di Sua Maestà il Re delle due Sicilie ec. ec. ec. in congiuntura della Chinea presentata alla Santità di N. S. Papa Clemente XIV nella Vigilia dei Gloriosi Santi Apostoli Pietro e Paolo l?anno 1774.

      Grande incisione su foglio di cm. 45x65 con la grandiosa macchina costruita per la festa della Chinea, la cavalla bianca che tutti gli anni, rinnovando una cerimonia secolare, veniva donata dalla monarchia napoletana al Papa in segno di vassallaggio per la sovranità sul Regno delle due Sicilie. Paolo Posi Architetto inventò - Giuseppe Vasi incise. Axs

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        CARTES ET FIGURES DES VOYAGES ENTREPRIS PAR ORDRE DE SA MAJESTE BRITANNIQUE actuellement regnante pour faire des découvertes dans l 'Hémisphère Méridional.

      Saillant & Nyon . - Panckoucke, Paris 1774 - ( I ) , ( 1pp ) Complete with 52 maps and plates . Many maps are folding.- Contemporary hal calf , spine gilt . Very fine Size: In 4to [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Veduta del Prospetto principale della Colonna Antonina (Front view of the column of Marcus Aurelius)

      Rome 1774 - Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778) and Francesco Piranesi (1758-1810) Veduta del Prospetto principale della Colonna Antonina (Front view of the column of Marcus Aurelius) From Trofeo o Sia Magnifica Colonna Coclide or The Trophy or Magnificent Spiral Column of Marble Rome: 1774-79 Etching, mounted on 20th century wove paper 112 ½" x 26 ½" Giovanni Battista Piranesi was an Italian etcher, draughtsman and architect best known for his monumental volume Vedute di Roma. A lifelong champion of Rome, Piranesi published more than a thousand etchings depicting the 18th century city and ancient Roman monuments. Piranesi’s images were thought to be so magnificent that travelers visiting Rome on their grand tours were left disappointed by the actual city. This engraving, printed on six sheets, is from the series Trofeo o Sia Magnifica Colonna Coclide, dedicated solely to the illustration of Trajan’s column and the column of Marcus Aurelius in Rome. This series is thought to be from the last phase of Piranesi’s career, when a number of works in progress were finished with assistance from his son, Francesco. The column depicts the story of Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius’ Danubian wars, waged by him from 166 to his death, and the column itself is thought to date to the year 193.

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        Tarsis et Zèlie.

      A Paris, chez Mousir fils 1774 - 3 volumi in 8vo; pp. IV, XXIII, 563, cc. 2 n.nn; 563; 597. 3 antiporte di Cochin, Moreau e Eisen incise da Gaucher, Ponce e Nèe. Deliziose vignette ai frontespizi di Eisen incise da Helman, de Longueil, Masquelier, Massard, Nèe e Ponce. Legatura coeva in bazzana marmorizzata. Dentelles e fregi dorati ai piatti. Dorso a cordoni, tassello con titoli e fregi in oro. Tagli marmorizzati. Esemplare nitido. L'autore, famoso giureconsulto seicentesco e intendente dei Sassoni, pubblicò anonimo questo romanzo pastorale. La bellezza dei disegni e la delicatezza delle incisioni rendono questa edizione più rinomata delle precedenti, l'unica citata da Cohen, 643. 4 immagini allegate. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LA THÉORIE DU JARDINAGE, par M. l'Abbé Roger SHABOL, ouvrage rédigé après sa mort sur ses Mémoires, par M. D*** [Antoine-Joseph Dezallier d'Argenville]. Nouvelle édition, revue, corrigée, augmentée, & ornée de Figures en taille-douce.

      1774 - A Paris, Chez les Frères Debure, 1774. Fort in-12 (109 X 173) basane fauve granité, dos cinq nerfs ornés, caissons dorés, pièce de titre maroquin ocre, filet doré sur les coupes, tranches rouges (reliure de l'époque) ; faux-titre, portrait frontispice, XLIV-558 pages, 3 feuillets non chiffrés (approbation, privilège, errata), 5 planches dépliantes in fine. NOUVELLE ÉDITION revue, corrigée et augmentée de ce FAMEUX TRAITÉ D'HORTICULTURE. Il contient CINQ PLANCHES dépliantes gravées en taille-douce d'après J. Robert, qui représentent des greffes, plantes, coupes de fruits, etc. L?abbé Jean-Roger SHABOL (1690-1768), ecclésiastique et horticulteur français, se fit connaître par des améliorations apportées à l'horticulture. Il a fait paraître sous sa signature un "Dictionnaire pour la théorie et la pratique du jardinage et de l'agriculture" (Paris, 1767), précédé d'une préface intitulée "Discours sur le jardinage". On lui doit, en outre, un ouvrage posthume publié en 1770, "Pratique du jardinage", qui s'intéresse particulièrement aux arbres fruitiers. Dans ce traité, Shabol décrit les fonctions de l?air, les parties organiques des plantes, les graines et la sève. Antoine Joseph DEZALLIER D'ARGENVILLE (1680-1765), naturaliste et historien d?art français, fut l'un des contributeurs majeurs à l?"Encyclopédie" de Diderot et d?Alembert, pour laquelle il rédigea plus de 540 articles sur le jardinage et l'hydraulique. C?est Antoine-Nicolas Dezallier d'Argenville, le fils d?Antoine-Joseph, qui a publié pour la première fois "La Théorie du jardinage" en 1771. BEL EXEMPLAIRE, les planches gravées dépliantes sont en parfait état. NICE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Dell'origine e delle regole della musica colla storia del suo progresso, decadenza, e rinnovazione. Opera dedicata all'Augusta Real Principessa Maria Antonia Valburga di Baviera Elettrice Vedova di Sassonia fra le Pastorelle Arcadi Ermelinda Talea.

      Michel' Angelo Barbiellini,, in Roma, 1774 - In-4° (277x205mm), pp. (12), 466, (1) di errata, bella cartonatura originale a decori floreali bicromi intersecati. Titolo manoscritto su tassello cartaceo al dorso. Vignetta al titolo. Un ritratto inciso su rame f.t. da Giovanni Brunetti da disegno di Francisco Arnaudies della dedicataria, la Principessa Maria Antonia Valburga di Baviera. Testatine raffinatamente istoriate incise su rame, capilettera figurati. Firma di possesso settecentesca al contropiatto. 23 tavole di musica incise su rame e ripiegate in fine del volume. Qualche usuale quanto lieve fioritura. Ottimo esemplare. Prima edizione di uno dei maggiori trattati musicali del Settecento italiano. Olschi, Choix, 10926. Eitner, II, 364. Gasparri, I, p. 31. Fétis, III, 166-167. Hirsch, I, 162. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Juliet Grenville: or, the History of the Human Heart. In three volumes.

      Printed for G. Robinson 1774 - FIRST EDITION, lightly spotted, occasional browning, pp. [iv], 288; [iv], 240; [iv], 222, 12mo, contemporary half green roan, marbled boards, spines lettered in gilt and divided by a gilt fillet (vol. iii mistakenly labelled as vol. i and vice versa), rubbed, backstrips darkened, slight wear to headcaps, bookplate of the antiques dealer Stephen Pitt Hatherell Long and early ownership inscription of John Mansel, good The first edition of Henry Brooke’s second novel, preceded by the more famous ‘The Fool of Quality’, a favourite of John Wesley. It saw mixed reviews: ‘Juliet Grenville is, indubitably, a work of genius, and of uncommon merit, in various respects’ (Monthly Review, January 1774, p. 16), but ‘a second novel, Juliet Grenville, was soon forgotten’ (Cambridge Guide to Literature in English). In Brooke’s last writings, ‘it became evident that the wheels of his mental chariot began to drive heavily’ (Dublin University Magazine, Feb 1852, p. 213), and this novel is ‘not less strange [than The Fool of Quality] even in that age of shapeless amalgams of fiction and personal revelations, [it] was written when Brooke was almost in his dotage, though still visited by gleams of his old enthusiasm’ (Baker, History of the English Novel, 114).ESTC locates 5 copies in the UK (Birmingham, BL, Cambridge, Oxford, Rylands) plus 2 in Europe and 9 in the USA. (ESTC T130243; Garside, Raven, & Schöwerling 1774:24)

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        NAUWKEURIGE WAARNEEMINGEN OMTRENT DE VERANDERINGEN VAN VEELE INSEKTEN OF GEKORVENDE DIERTJES.

      Amsterdam, Johannes Sluyter, boekverkooper op den Dam, 1774. - Gebonden in kalfsleder (recent door een befaamde boekbinder), in-folio, (4) +34+ (2)pp.+33+(2) Rijkgevuld aan oorspronkelijke handgekleurde gravuren, met één mooie titelbladvignette en 33 fraaie volbladige gegraveerde en gekleurde platen. Dit is de eerste complete editie. De gravuren zijn gegraveerd door l'Admiral. De gravures vertonen diertjes en vooral vlinders op planten, bomen of bloemen. 777 g.

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        Publicatie. De Staaten Generaal der Vereenigde Nederlanden . doen te weeten . goedgevonden hebben het meergemelde octroy voor de . Oostindische Compagnie/ soo als het selve op den 20 maart 1602 is verleent . te continueeren en prolongeren . voor den tijd van nog twee jaaren/ ingaande met den 1 january 1775/ en sullende eindigen met den laatsten december van het jaar 1776.

      - 's Gravenhage, Isaac Scheltus, 1774. Broadside with woodcut coat of arms of the Republic. Ca. 42 x 32,5 cm* Official announcement by the States General of the ninth extension of the charter of the Dutch East India Company for a period of two years, from January I, 1775, to December 31, 1776. The announcement is dated December 5, 1774.Landwehr, VOC, 22.

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        Systeme de la nature [Ensemble] Le vrai sens du systême de la nature.

      S.n. [Marc Michel Rey] 1774 - - S.n. [Marc Michel Rey], A Londres [Amsterdam] 1774, 2 tomes en 2 Vol. in 8 (12,5x19,5cm), (14) 397pp. et (4) 500pp. (3) 84pp. (3), relié. - Rare et intéressante réunion de ces deux ouvrages. Nouvelle édition du système de la nature après la rare originale de 1770, et édition originale de l'ouvrage d'Helvetius à la même date de 1774 que cette nouvelle édition de Mirabaud en réalité trois éditions sont parues à la même date, avec une collation différente, sans qu'on ait pu déterminer s'il y a une véritable originale. Pleine Basane marbrée d'époque. Dos lisse très orné. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge, et de tomaison en maroquin noir. Tranches rouges. Coiffes de queue arrachées. Une tâche brune sur le plat supérieur du tome I. Restauration à l'aide d'une pièce de cuir au plat supérieur du tome II. Assez bon exemplaire. L'ouvrage d'Helvetius est une exégèse et un examen du Système de la nature, l'auteur semble en avoir condensé la matière sous forme de maximes et d'assertions, le tout reposant sur un fort credo matérialiste. On sait aujourd'hui que l'ouvrage n'est peut-être pas d'Helvetius, bien qu'on y reconnaisse sa philosophie. Quant au Système de la nature de Mirabaud, il fut reçut comme une bombe dans le milieu des lettres, et finalement assez mal accueilli par les philosophes. Ce ne fut pas les thèses ouvertement matérialistes de d'Holbach qui furent condamnées mais la démonstration d'athéisme et d'anticléricalisme. (14) 397pp. et (4) 500pp. (3) 84pp. (3) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        De l’homme de ses facultés intellectuelles et de son, éducation. Ouvrage posthume de M. Helvetius

      Amsterdam, A Amsterdam 1774 - Livre ancien Deux volumes in-12 vol.1 : XII 430 pp. vol. 2 : 2 ff, 312 pp. Deux volumes in-12 vol.1 : XII 430 pp. vol. 2 : 2 ff, 312 pp. Reliure plein maroquin rouge, pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge et maroquin vert, ornées de petits fers et fleurons, triple filet doré en encadrement des plats, tranches dorées, importantes mouillures affectant les 100 premiers feuillets du tome 2. Pièces de titre frottées. Exceptionnel exemplaire relié en plein maroquin du temps de cet ouvrage condamné au feu. Une condition rare pour ce type d’ouvrages ici malheureusement affecté de mouillures sur une partie du second volume.Édition clandestine de ce philosophe athée matérialiste. Comme pour tous ces types d'ouvrages, les exemplaires en maroquin sont très rares. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        JOURNAL OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE CONGRESS, HELD AT PHILADELPHIA, SEPTEMBER 5, 1774

      Philadelphia: Printed by William and Thomas Bradford, at the London Coffee House, 1774.. 2 preliminary leaves, 144pp. [bound with:] JOURNAL OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE CONGRESS, HELD AT PHILADELPHIA, MAY 10, 1775. Philadelphia: Printed and sold by William and Thomas Bradford..., 1775. [4],iv,239pp. Contemporary calf, raised bands. Front board detached. Extremities rather worn, some scuffing. An occasional fox mark, else internally crisp and very good. With contemporary ownership inscription of Nicholas Cresswell, possibly the young Englishman of that name who travelled extensively in the American colonies in 1774-77 (see THE JOURNAL OF NICHOLAS CRESSWELL, New York, 1924). In a half morocco and cloth box. The Journals of the first two Continental Congresses, describing meetings from Sept. 5 to Oct. 20, 1774, to the second Congress from May 10 to Sept. 5, 1775, among the most basic documents of the American Revolution. The Journal for 1774 is the very rare issue of 144 pages, with the misdated state of the titlepage ("DCC,LXXIV"), which likely precedes in publication sequence the 132- page issue with correctly dated title. Committees of Correspondence resolved to hold a Continental Congress in June of 1774, and delegates from twelve colonies (none from Georgia) gathered in Philadelphia in the fall. It included many of the most distinguished men in America: Samuel and John Adams, Roger Sherman, John Jay, Joseph Galloway, John Dickinson, Richard Henry Lee, George Washington, Edmund Pendleton, and Henry Middleton, among others. The Congress succeeded in taking numerous important steps. On Oct. 14 they adopted a Declaration of Rights, and agreed to an Association governing imports and exports and boycotting British goods. They also drafted an Address to the People of Great Britain and another Address to the Inhabitants of the Province of Quebec. They agreed to reassemble on May 10, 1775, for what was to be the fateful Congress that broke with England. The journals of the second Continental Congress, also included in the volume at hand, cover the proceedings from May 10, 1775 through adjournment on Sept. 5, 1775. The activities of this summer, against the background of open conflict in Massachusetts, are among the most dramatic of the Revolutionary era. Included are reports on Lexington-Concord, the address to the Inhabitants of Canada inviting them to join the other thirteen colonies, numerous military matters, the Declaration of the Causes and Necessity for Taking Up Arms, the Olive Branch Petition, the American negotiations with the Six Nations, and other crucial material. These journals, like those of the first Congress, are quite rare. The titlepage for the Journal of 1774 bears the famous seal of the Congress, showing twelve hands representing the twelve participating colonies supporting a column topped with a Liberty Cap and resting on the Magna Charta. EVANS 13737, 14569. HOWES J263, J264.

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        BIBLIOTHECA CHIRURGICA Qua Scripta Ad Artem Chirurgicam Facientia a Rerum Initiis Recensentur TWO VOLUMES

      Joh. Schweighauser & Em. Haller, Basel & Bern 1774 - FIRST EDITIONS. 1774 - 1775 2 VOLUMES. IV, 591; VIII, 695. Scarce Bibliography of Surgery. One of the 4 great bibliographies by Haller which formed "the most complete reference work of the time". Bound in full mottled Calf, of the period; gilt designs and lettering on spines, title label missing Vol.1. Binding rubbed. Some foxing primarily front matter & margins. G-M 5789; Waller 184 71; Choulant p.290. Reynolds 1810. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La generation ou exposition des phenomenes relatifs a cette fonction naturelle de leur mechanisme, de leurs causes respectives et des effets immediats qui en resultent.

      Chez Des Ventes de la Doué 1774 - - Chez Des Ventes de la Doué, A Paris 1774, 2 tomes en 2 Vol. in 8 (12,5x20cm), vj (2) 641pp. et (4) 548pp., relié. - Edition originale française et première traduction en langue vulgaire après l'originale latine, laquelle avait paru dans les Elementa physiologica en 8 tomes, publiés de 1757 à 1766. Plein Veau blond moucheté. Dos à nerfs ornés. Pièces de titre et de tomaisons en maroquin rouge. Coiffes de tête élimées, idem pour la coiffe de queue du tome 2. Deux coins émoussés au tome 2. Pièce de tomaison du tome 1 manquante. Quelques feuillets jaunis. Importante étude consacrée au phénomène de la génération, de la fécondation et de l'embryologie, avec une description des organes sexuels et de leur fonction. En dressant un état des connaissances contemporaines, Haller réfute certaines thèses jusqu'alors établies, notamment celle de Malpighi, et en fondent de nouvelles, éclaircissant la façon dont de nouveaux individus viennent au monde. vj (2) 641pp. et (4) 548pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Geschichte von den Seelen der Menschen und Thiere. Pragmatisch entworfen.

      J. J. Gebauer,, Halle, 1774 - Halle, J. J. Gebauer, 1774. 8°. Titelbl., 8 unpag. S., 54, 552 S. mit einigen Vignetten. HPgmt. mit goldgepr. RSchild, sehr gut erhalten. (s. Foto). Sprache: ger/deu [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Kritisch historisches Lehrbuch der theoretischen Philosophie und Die Metaphysik. Zwei Bände in einem.

      Leipzig. in der Weygandschen Buchhandlung, 1774. - 2 in 1, mit zahlreichen Vignetten und Titelkupfer, mit dem Porträt des Verfassers, 8°. 248/275 Seiten, In gutem Zustand. Einband berieben und bestoßen, Titel unter und im Rand des Kupers repariert, mit Marginalien von alter Hand. Hennings, Justus Christian 1731-1815. Einband der Zeit, Hardcover in Pappband, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Rivierkundige grondwaarheden, byzonderlyk toegepast op de rivieren onzes lands tot herstellinge derzelven; eerst opgesteld en daarna, volgens ingekomene aanmerkingen en eigene overweegingen, verbeterd.

      [Rotterdam, Arrenberg, 1774]. - 4to. 210 pp. (incl. pp. I-XIV voorwerk). Compleet met 6 uitsl. gravures met constructietekeningen van L. Brasser. Gebonden. Half leer uit de tijd. Goed ex. (Hoeken wat gestoten; voorin etiketje "Geschenk Jhr. E.C.B. ridder van Rappard", stempel Kon. Inst. van Ingenieurs op titelp.). Verhandelingen Bataafsch Genootschap der Proefondervindelyke Wysbegeerte te Rotterdam. - Op zichzelf staand los eerste deel van de eerste jaargang van de Verhandelingen van het Bataafsch Genootschap der Proefondervindelyke Wysbegeerte te Rotterdam. - Kemper 1415.

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        POOR RICHARD IMPROVED: BEING AN ALMANACK AND EPHEMERIS OF THE MOTIONS OF THE SUN AND MOON...FOR THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 1775

      Philadelphia: Printed and Sold by Hall and Sellers, [1774].. [36]pp. including in-text woodcut illustrations. 12mo. Printed self- wrappers, stitched. Additional stab holes in blank gutter. Light soiling and scattered foxing. Overall very good. A Poor Richard's almanac issued on the eve of the Revolutionary War. The volume contains an article on Amsterdam's Society for the Recovery of Drowned Persons, various anecdotes and recipes, and an account of Mr. Thomas Wood of Essex by the College of Physicians in London, detailing the extreme diet through which he "metamorphosed from a Monster to a Person of moderate Size," in part by abstaining from drinking any kind of liquid ("excepting what he has occasionally taken in the Form of Medicine, and two glasses and a half of Water, drank on the 9th of May, 1766") from 1765 to the time of the article's publication in 1771. Woodcuts illustrating the different signs of the zodiac accompany each month of the almanac. The illustration, "The Anatomy of Man's Body, as govern'd by the Twelve Constellations," appears on page [5]. DRAKE 10011. EVANS 13597. NAIP w021196.

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        Londres. Nouvelle édition, revue, considérablement augmentée.

      S.n. 1774 - - S.n., A Lausanne 1774, 4 tomes in 12 (10x17cm), xij, 371pp. (2) et 388pp. (2) et 375pp. (4) et 393pp. (2), 4 vol. reliés. - Seconde édition après l'édition originale de 1770, qui contenait seulement 3 volumes. Une grande carte dépliante dans le tome I de Londres et des villes et faubourg de Londres et de Westminster. Plein Veau glacé marbré d'époque. Dos lisse orné. Pièces de titre en maroquin rouge. Quelques épidermures et accrocs avec manques, mais bon ensemble, décoratif. Relation de voyage, qui part de Boulogne et se poursuit jusqu'à Londres dont il est fait une étude détaillée des moeurs, des coutumes et de tous les aspects de la société : les pauvres, la jurisprudence, le clergé, les arts, la marine, les courses de chevaux, le commerce 371pp. (. et des chapitres particuliers sur la mélancolie, considérée comme une caratéristique des anglais, et en quoi celle-ci a contribué à leur génie dans les arts ou les sciences. xij, 371pp. (2) et 388pp. (2) et 375pp. (4) et 393pp. (2) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Sketches of the History of Man

      W. Strahan and T. Cadell, London, Edinburgh 1774 - Volume 1: 1 blank leaf + half title + TP + [v]-xii + [1]-519; Volume 2: 1 blank leaf + half title + TP + [1]-507 + 1 blank leaf; Quarto.Henry Home was born at Kames in Eccles, Berwickshire, in the Scottish Borders, the son of a minor landed gentleman. He was schooled at home and in 1712 was 'apprenticed' to become a writer (solicitor) in Edinburgh but soon began to study to become an advocate (barrister), which he achieved with his admission to the Faculty of Advocates in 1723. In 1752, he became a judge in the Court of Session (the highest civil court in Scotland) and in the following year he joined the Court of Justiciary (the criminal court).Henry managed to find excellent patronage from the Dukes of Argyll, who long managed government business in Scotland. Not only did he achieve the highest judicial offices, but he became a member of the main government boards managing the Scottish economy. He himself was no mean broker of patronage, not least for philosophers and theorists, most notably in the form of university professorships for Adam Smith, John Millar and Thomas Reid. He failed dismally, though, in the case of David Hume.Kames was perhaps the most complete 'Enlightenment man' among the eighteenth-century Scottish thinkers. In print, in conversation and in correspondence, he concerned himself with the whole spectrum of human knowledge and its applicability to his society. He wrote extensively on agricultural and horticultural matters, just as he wrote on everything else, including education, where he had interesting things to say on male versus female education, perhaps reflecting his own experience of having a daughter whom he considered more able than his son. However, it was in law, criticism, philosophical history and, to some extent, philosophy that Kames made his name, both in his own time and for posterity. In law, his contributions range from the first major systematic collections of cases in Scots law, through a variety of legal antiquities, legal history and systematic, 'institutionist' works, to a philosophical work on equity that is a landmark in the history of this topic. His Elements of Criticism (1762) became a textbook in rhetoric and belles-lettres for a century, not least in America. And the Sketches of the History of Man (1774) was a major synopsis of Enlightenment philosophical anthropology, Scots style.(http://www.thoemmes.com/404.asp?404;http://www.thoemmes.com/encyclopedia/home.htm) The Sketches "represents Lord Kames's contribution to the developing science of natural history. In a way, the book is a compendium of Kames's thought; indeed, he refers to it in one place as his magnum opus" (Arthur E, McGuinness, Henry Home, Lord Kames, New York, 1970, p. 119ff). An introductory essay on the "Progress of Men as Individuals" is followed by "Progress of Men in Society", and "Progress of Science". Included are sections on the female sex, on commerce and government, on the American nations, on reason, on Aristotle's logic and on morality. A separate essay, "Sketches concerning Scotland", is appended. (There is an interesting discussion of authors' copyright, the book trade and the dissemination of knowledge in Volume I, p. 500n).Among the thinkers of the Scottish Enlightenment, Kames and Adam Smith were the chief exponents of the historical method in jurisprudence and moral philosophy. Kames went further, implying the integral relationship between history and the other branches of thought by the frequent references to the Sketches in the third, revised edition of his earlier Essays on the Principles of Morality and Natural Religion (1779). Contemporary calf bindings with red morocco lettering pieces. Top and bottom of spines expertly restored as have some splits to the joints. Gauffered edges to boards. Armorial bookplate of William Wrightson of Cusworth in Yorkshire. This is a bright, tight, wide-margined, clean copy. Overall, an excellent set. PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Citizen of the World

      London - T. Carnan, 1774 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Oliver Goldsmith's ironic slant on British society, written as a Chinese man living in London. In 1760 Goldsmith began to publish a series of letters in the Public Ledger under the title The Citizen of the World. Purportedly written by a Chinese traveler in England named Lien Chi, they used this fictional outsider's perspective to comment ironically and at times moralistically on British society and manners. It was inspired by the earlier essay series Persian Letters by Charles de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu. Third edition. Complete in two volumes. Condition: Rebacked in calf with original boards. Externally sound with smart spines, though with some rubbing to the original leather. Internally, firmly bound. Neat ink sigantures to title pages. Pageshave some scattered spotting. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        EXTRACTS FROM THE VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE AMERICAN CONTINENTAL CONGRESS, HELD AT PHILADELPHIA, ON THE FIFTH OF SEPTEMBER, 1774.

      Philadelphia, Printed; London, Reprinted: J. Almon, . 1774 - 82pp. plus [2]pp. of ads. [with:] JOURNAL OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE CONGRESS, HELD AT PHILADELPHIA, SEPTEMBER 5th, 1774. London: J. Almon, 1775. Half title. [2],66,[2]pp. EXTRACTS. with some marginal dampstaining of last few leaves and soiling on first leaf. Overall very good. The two works, each disbound, laid in a single half red morocco case, black leather labels, raised bands. The EXTRACTS. is a British edition, in abbreviated form, of the widely reprinted synopsis of the important actions of the First Continental Congress, including the Bill of Rights, the List of Grievances, the Association, the Address to the People of Great Britain, and the Memorial to the Inhabitants of the British American Colonies. It was originally published the same year as the JOURNALS. "The forerunner of the Declaration of Independence" - Howes. The JOURNAL., the second work bound herein, supplies the parts of the original JOURNALS. which were omitted from the EXTRACTS. There were two British editions of the JOURNAL. published the same year, the other by Dilly. HOWES E247. AMERICAN CONTROVERSY 74-83c, 74-84c. SABIN 15528, 15544.

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        Map of World- Mercator Projection): Il Mappamondo o Sia Descrizione Generle Del Globo Ridoto in Quadro

      Antionio Zatta, Venice 1774 - Near fine, early outline color with small decorative cartouche. The date is from the map plate, but this was published in 'Atlante Novissimo", which came out c. 1779. Zatta was a major Italian cartographer of the time, and his works are increasingly popular with collectors. This scarce copper-plate engraved map has very wide margins, and the image measures 11x16.5 inches. There is a nice 16 point wind rose with 2 labelled meridians (Isola del Fero and Venice- the former runs just west of the western edge of Africa).

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        Regne Mineral.

      S.t., Livourne. 1774 - Gruppo di 39 inc., di cui 3 ripiegate e 10 animate. Le inc. sono corredate da 2 pp. di spiegazioni. Misurano cm. 42 x 29 e 42 x 54. Lievi fioriture. Tarletto ai marg., tranne su 8 inc. in cui lede leggermente le inc. stesse. Sono mancanti le 8 inc. sui vulcani , descritte nelle spiegazioni.

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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 subjects. Published by Mrs Eugenia Stanhope, from the originals now in her possession.

      1774 - 2vols, first edition, Quarto [vii], [2], vii, [1], 568pp; [2], 606pp, 1f errata., half titles., engraved portrait frontispiece; full calf, later reback, spine with gilt bands and dentelles, contrasting labels and gilt title, marbled endpapers, corners bumped,.boards scratched, slight offsetting on title page, frontis and prelims slightly browned, bookplates on upper pastedowns, corners a little bumped, otherwise a fine, clean copy of the elegant, witty and wise iinstruction guide to good conduct in the eighteenth-century . Handsome binding. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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.

      Printed at St. John's Gate, for D. Henry, and sold by F. Newbery, London 1774 - 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. 2 volumes.

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        The Spiritual Quixote: or, the Summer's Ramble of Mr. Geoffry Wildgoose. A Comic Romance. In three volumes

      London - J. Dodsley 1774 - A lovely set of Graves's comic romance tale, a satire of Methodism. Second Edition. With engraved frontispieces to every volume, and a vignette title to volume I. Complete in three volumes. Richard Graves (17151804) was an English minister, poet, and novelist. Graves won fame for his prose. His collections often identify the anonymous author as the editor of his popular first novel, The Spiritual Quixote, or, The Summer's Ramble of Mr. Geoffry Wildgoose: a Comic Romance (3 vols. , 1773; German trans. , 1773; Dutch trans. , 17989; ed. C. Tracy, 1967). Strongly influenced by Henry Fielding, this episodic novel views an impressive range of society with gentlemanly amusement. His head turned by reading the religious polemics in his family library, Wildgoose becomes an itinerant preacher, abandoning his estate and worthy mother in the company of the hearty cobbler Jerry Tugwell (Sancho Panza to this spiritual Quixote). His attempts to preach usually lead to farce, satirizing the ignorance and ill breeding that the irrational enthusiast encourages. A blow to the temple from a flung decanter finally precipitates Wildgoose's return to his senses, allowing him to resume his proper station and to woo successfully the beautiful Miss Townsend. Graves especially satirizes George Whitefield. This servitor (not fellow) of Pembroke College, Graves snobbishly insists, did not originate Methodism (Tracy edn, 31); the dignified stranger who opposes Wildgoose's doctrinal extremes is no follower of Wesley but John Wesley himself (ibid. , 326)! In this playful but deeply personal novel, Graves explored and disciplined the enthusiasm he shared with his mad brother. In a substantial inset tale, Mr. Rivers's Story, he described his own enthusiastic courtship. He also portrayed many friends, including the Fitzherbert household and Shenstone at The Leasowes, where Wildgoose drains the famous cascade and overturns the statue of a faun. DNBCondition: In full sprinkled calf bindings. Externally smart andattractive, although all the joints are cracked or starting, with wear to heads and tails of the spines. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and clean throughout, with just the odd spot or handling mark. Overall: VERY GOOD [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Jérusalem délivrée. Nouvelle traduction.

      Paris Musier fils 1774 - 2 volumes in-8, VIII-341 pp.; 328-(4) pp., frontispices et gravures H.T. Reliure plein veau époque, dos lisses ornés de dentelles, filets et fleurons; pièces de titre et de tomaison. Plats sertis d'une roulette dorée avec fleurons aux angles.(petits frottis aux coins et coiffes. Par erreur : L'Avis du traducteur et l'Explication des planches, 3 ff., ont été reliés entre le faux-titre et le titre du tome I). Très belle édition illustrée par Gravelot comprenant : 2 frontispices avec le portrait du Tasse et de Gravelot, 2 titres gravés avec vignettes par Drouet, 20 gravures H.T., 20 vignettes en bandeau, 28 culs-de-lampe : 12 grands (5 aux versos des pages et 7 H.T.) 16 petits, le tout gravés par Baquoy, Henriquez, Duclos, Lingée, Massard, Cette édition de 1774 est la reprise de l'édition donnée par le libraire Delalain en 1771. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        JERUSALEM DELIVREE, poeme DU TASSE - Tome I et II.

      Musier Fils,, Paris, 1774 - Nouvelle traduction. Torquato Tasso, dit le Tasse, celebre poete italien de la Renaissance, naquit en 1544 a Sorrente & mourut en 1595 a Rome. Il publia de nombreux ouvrages. Il est interessant de noter que ce poeme italien, la Jerusalem delivree (1575) se trouve facilement, alors que son pendant, la Jerusalem conquise (1593; est quasiment introuvable en edition moderne ou ancienne. Il s?agit pour le present volume d?une nouvelle traduction, redigee en 1581, recit de la Premiere Croisade, durant laquelle les chretiens menes par Godefroi de Bouillon reussirent a prendre Jerusalem aux musulmans. 2 vol., 2-VIII-342 pp. + 12 pl. hors-texte, 2-VI-332 pp. + 13 pl. hors-texte. grand in-8°, Reliure d epoque demi-cuir, dos lisse orne, pieces de titre et de tomaison, (manque sur le vol. 2; plats en veau restaures, ornes de filets, avec pages de garde a motif queue de paon, tranches dorees (traces de mouillures).

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        The History of the Renowned Don Quixote De La Mancha being an accurate , complete and most entertaining narrative of the wonderful achievements of that incomparable Hero and Knight Errant . Translated from the original Spanish by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedre

      J.Cooke at Shakespeare Head, Paternoster Row, London 1774 - Two volumes.Large 8vo. Bound in leather with new spine with labels retaining the original boards, these have been reattached using a cloth tape on the inside hinge on both volumes. Vol one: frontis; title page, xii; 390pp, last page note from the translator. Illustrated with 11 copper engraved plates after ‘Wale’ ; Vol 2: title page (not dated) ; iv; 398pp. Illustrated with 9 copper engravings after ‘Wale’. The artist is Samuel Wale and the plates are engraved by Rennoldson (frontis + 14) and Thomas Ryder I (5). Considered by Givanel as the first Romantic illustrated edition (GG148).Collated and complete. Some minor foxing and slight browning as expected of a book of this date.Generally in very good condition. Rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THEATRE DE CORNEILLE, AVEC DES COMMENTAIRES, ET AUTRES MORCEAUX INTERESSANS.

      - Genève, 1774. 20x26,5 cm. Ouvrage en 8 volumes, orné de 35 gravures en pleines pages par GRAVELOT et LE MIRE ( 5 (dont le frontispice) au tome un, 4 au tome deux, 4 au tome trois, 4 au tome quatre, 4 au tome cinq, 4 au tome six, 6 au tome sept, 4 au tome huit). Magnifique mise en page dans des encadrements torsadés. Reliures de l'époque en plein veau tacheté. Dos à 5 nerfs, ornés de caissons dorés. Titre et tomaison sur pièces de maroquin vert. Encadrements dorés sur les plats. Petits manques aux coiffes des tomes 4, 5, 7, et 8, sinon ensemble en excellent état et de très belle présentation. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        OBSERVATIONS ET NOTES DES ANCIENS JURISCONSULTES SUR LE TITRE PREMIER DE LA COUTUME DE LA CHATELLENIE DE LILLE de la Jurisdiction des Droits et Autorités des Hauts-Justiciers Seigneurs Vicomtiers et Fonciers

      1774 - reliure plein veau blond marbré grand in-octavo carré (binding full calfskin in-octavo), dos 5 nerfs (spine with 5 raised bands) - entre-nerfs à fleuron au fer évidé (between the raised bands floweret with hollowed out blocking stamp) - pièce de titre - manque important du cuir (label of title - lack of leather), dos légèrement défraîchi (spine lightly faded), coiffes supérieure et inférieure accidentées (head and tail of the spine lightly damaged), toutes tranches jaspées rouges (all red marbled edges), pages de garde blanches (white endpapers), illustrations : orné d'un bandeau et de culs-de-lampe (illuminated of one headpiece and tailpieces), sans rousseur - ni piqûre - ni mouillure (without redness mark - without small point of redness mark - without scar of waterstain), 194 pages, 1774 à Lille Chez J. B. Henry Imprimeur-Libraire - rue d'Amiens, bon état intérieur (inside - very good condition) . La Librairie Guimard offre aux clients AbeBooks 15% de réduction sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 1200 EUR. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Meditaciones, que usa 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

      Don Pedro Gomez de Requena, Cadiz (Spain) 1774 - 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 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Rovine di uno degli alloggiamenti de Soldati presso ad una delle eminenti fabbriche di Adriano nella sua Villa in Tivoli

      Rome 1774 - Hind 113John Wilton-Ely 246The watermark that is present is number 59 in John Wilton-Ely on page 1169 and is dated between the mid 1770s and 1790s.From the series \\\"Veduta di Roma\\\"Giovanni Battista Piranesi was one of the leading figures in the development of the neoclassical style in the late 18th Century. As architect, archaeologist, artist, designer, collector, and antiquities dealer, he produced a series of etchings and engravings depicting the glories of ancient Rome. These fine prints served as source material for other architects and designers. He was born in Venice on the 4th October 1720. The son of a stone-mason, he was educated as an architect under his maternal uncle Matto Lucchesi and under Carlo Zucchi. In 1740 Piranesi left Venice for Rome, there he studied etching under Giuseppe Vasi. He appears to have had little success in these early years in Rome and as his father was unable to continue his allowance returned to Venice in 1744. He was soon, however, encouraged to return to Rome by Giuseppe Wagner, a successful engraver and publisher of Venice. This time he achieved success, and a constant series of works, illustrating architecture and antiquities, issued from his studio until his death in 1778. His output in etched plates is enormous (about 1000 numbers in all). While he achieved a work of magnitude in pictorial records of Roman monuments of antiquity and of the Renaissance, and gave immense archæological, antiquarian, and topographical value to this work, the artistic quality always predominates. He was fond of peopling his ruins with Callot-like figures, and \\\"like Callot makes great use of the swelling line\\\" (Hind). He had two sons and a daughter, all of whom helped him in his work and after his death carried on his publications in Rome and Paris. They were Francesco (born 1748 or 1756; died 1810), Pietro (who lived till after 1807) and Laura (born 1750). His position in Rome and in Europe after 1760 was a prominent one. He was well-known figure to the wealthy English visitors in Rome and was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in 1757. Most of his life was passed in Rome, etching, writing, publishing, and directing a workshop in which the restoration and sale of antiques played a considerable part.He was famous for his poetic views of Rome and also his fantastic imaginary interiors. His skills, allied to his deep knowledge of archaeology, provided the substance for his Vedute (Views), a series of 135 etchings of ancient and contemporary Rome, published from 1745 onwards, which established the popular mental image of the city. Vasi.et Ornamenti Antichi was a collection of 110 etchings documenting large sculptural vases, together with other antiquities excavated (and in some cases created) in Italy in the 18th century. The prints were initially separately issued and sold by Piranesi over a period of several years and subsequently collected in two folio volumes, each with its own title page, in 1778. They illustrate a wide range of genuine antiquities, as well as Piranesi\\\'s own collections, from utilitarian objects such as cinerary urns, lamps, and sarcophagi to monumental vases. The plates in Vasi often included text by Piranesi with information about where the objects were discovered and their contemporary location, and the prints bore dedications to his patrons, colleagues, visitors and influential people. He believed absolutely in the supremacy of Roman over Greek architecture, an argument he expounded most forcefully in his Della magnificenza ed architettura dei Romani (On the Magnificence of Roman Architecture, 1761). his romanticized views and imaginary interiors had a profound effect on stage designers, painters of capricci such as Hubert Robert, and even writers: William Beckford, the author of the Gothic novel and Vathek . In the 20th century his imaginary interiors have been admired by the Surrealists ., Image Size : 445x635 (mm), 17.5x25 (Inches), Platemark Size : 455x64

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        Voyages Dan La Mer Du Sud, Par Les Espagnols Et Les Hollandois

      Saillant & Nyon and Pissot, Paris 1774 - 502 pages. 19 x 12 1/2 cm. Three engraved folding maps of the South Pacific (some soiling along folds, few old repairs on versos). Wood engraved chapter head and tail pieces. An abridged version of the author's "Historical Collections of the Several Voyages and Discoveries in the South Pacific Ocean," 1770-1771. Translated with a Preface by Anne Francois Joachim de Freville. Pages 113-122 omitted in pagination with text continuous. The English edition, an important collection of voyages, relating entirely to the discoveries made between South American and New Guinea. Dalrymple is also remembered for some unpleasant associations with Cook's first voyage in 1768. Dalrymple, a member of the Royal Society, well versed in hydrography and astronomy was originally selected to head the expedition, but the Admiralty preferred to place a naval man in charge and offered it to James Cook, than a lieutenant. Dalyrmple remained home refusing to serve in a subordinate capacity. HILL p.392. SABIN 18344. Smooth spine decorated in gilt, red morocco spine label lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers, slight nicks backstrip head and foot, penciled annotation paste-down front cover endpaper, text clean. Contemporary full mottled brown calf. All edges red. Very good. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Code du Faux, ou Commentaire sur l'Ordonnance du Mois de Juillet 1737.

      REGNAULT Gabriel 1774 - RO80039715: 488 pages. Bandeaux et culs-de-lampe. Relié plein cuir marron. Pièce de titre bordeaux. Titre et caissons dorés sur le dos, à 5 nerfs. Tranches marbrées. Avec des notes sur chaque Article, une Instruction pour les Experts, en matière de Faux, plusieurs Questions de Droit concernant le crime de Faux, & un Recueil des Edits, Arrêts & Règlements concernants les peines contre les Faussaires. In-4 Relié plein cuir. Très bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos à nerfs. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 94.3-Livres anciens XVIII ème [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Voyage towards the North Pole undertaken by His Majesty's Command 1773

      printed by W. Bowyer and J. Nichols for J. Nourse, London 1774 - Contemporary green morocco, covers with a gilt border composed of small tools, expertly rebacked to style, flat spine in six compartments, red morocco lettering pieces in the second and fourth, overall decoration in gilt in the remaining, marbled endpapers, gilt edges Provenance: Robert John Verney, Lord Willoughby de Broke (armorial bookplate); Dr. Elisha T. Sterling (inscription on verso of the terminal leaf) A fine copy of the first edition, here in an unusual and very beautiful contemporary green morocco binding. "First edition of the official account written by Captain Phipps, later Lord Mulgrave. This expedition of the Racehorse and Carcass , undertaken for the purpose of discovering a route to India through the northern polar regions, was blocked by pack ice north of Spitzbergen. The valuable appendix gives geographical and meteorological observations, zoological and botanical records, accounts of the distillation of fresh water from the sea, and astronomical observations. The voyage is perhaps best remembered for the presence of young Horatio Nelson, as midshipman aboard the Carcass , and his encounter with a polar bear" (Hill). The expedition had been proposed by the Earl of Sandwich and was the first serious British attempt to reach the North Pole since the early 17th century. The voyage was sponsored by the Royal Society and received encouragement from King George III. The two expedition ships were commanded by Phipps (aboard the Racehorse, ) and the Carcass commanded by Captain Lutwidge. The expedition was stopped by ice just north of Spitzbergen, but, in addition to numerous scientific observations, carried out a number of interesting experiments using innovative equipment including a thermometer designed by Lord Cavendish for measuring the temperature of water and Dr. Irving's successful apparatus for distilling fresh water from the sea. This first edition was quickly followed by a Dublin edition in 1775, a French translation published in the same year. A German translation was published in 1777, and an American edition was published in Philadelphia in 1810. The present copy, in a unusual and beautiful green morocco binding, was from the library of Robert John Verney, the 17th Baron Willoughby de Broke (1809-1862), with his bookplate on the front pastedown. The green morocco covers, however, are contemporary to the book's publication in 1774. The book was subsequently owned by Dr. Elisha T. Sterling, an eminent surgeon and naturalist from Cleveland, Ohio. On the verso of the final table, Sterling has penned an account of the capture of a 50lb. muskellunge on the Cuyahoga River and includes two small pen-and-ink sketches of scenes on Lake Erie. BM(NH) IV, p.1570; HBS 55366; Hill (2004) 1351; Nissen ZBI 3163; Sabin 62572; Stafleu & Cowan IV, p.1570. (11 3/8 x 9 1/8 inches). Half-title, 15 folding or double-page engraved maps and plates (12 plates after John Cleveley, P. d'Auvergne, Barnes or W. Pars, 3 maps), 11 letterpress tables (3 folding, 8 double-page). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Prof-öfwersättning af then heliga skrift, på hans kongl. maj:ts nådigste befallning, af then till swenska bibeltolkningens öfwerseende i nåder förordnade särskilde commission. + Prof-öfwersättning af thet Nya testamentet, på hans kongl. maj:ts nådigsta befallning, författad af then swenska bibel-tolkningens öfwerseende, i nåder förordnade särskilda commission.

      1774 - Stockholm, J. Pfeiffer, 1774. 4:o. (4),84,1-72,1-54,1-66,1-99,1-92,1-102,1-102,1-101,(1 blank),1-118,1-82,1-181,1-95,(1 blank),1-154,1-119,1-84 pp. + Stockholm, Kongl. ordens-tryckeriet, 1780. 4:o. (2),55,1-35,1-60,1-44,1-59,1-24,1-22,1-16,1-24,1-22,1-68 pp. Elegant contemporary half calf with raised bands, richly gilt spine and red morocco title label. Sprinkled edges. Rear board with a few dampstains. With occasional minor foxing. Darlow and Moule Historical catalogue of the printed editions of holy scripture 8828. This trial-translation of the Bible was published as fifteen booklets between 1774-93 with 27 parts distributed without any particular order. These booklets had title pages which, for obvious reasons, often were disposed of as the text was regrouped and bound. All of these booklets are known in a number of different versions. The Bible Commission was set up by Gustav III after initiative from bishop Jacob Serenius. The Commission had 21 members, among others, apart from Serenius himself, C. F. Mennander, N. Rosén von Rosenstein, J. Ihre, P. W. Wargentin and above all, Carl Aurivillius and later J. A. Tingstadius. Carl Linnæus was also a member of the Commission where he acted as an expert on zoology and botany. Documents exist, wherein Linnæus puts forward a rather strange theory about the bone from which Eve was created. The theory was not included in the final translation. After twenty years the work was done and "Prof-öfwersättningen" was passed on to the Swedish clergymen. The commission underwent rather harsh critisism for ignoring the tone of the language of sermon and for making extensive rewritings "in order to clarify obscure passages and soften things that offended the sensibilities of the educated classes". The translation was not approved at the Council of Uppsala 1793 and the Commission had to start all over again, with new members and more specific guidelines. The work was concluded in 1917 and the Commission of 1773 could finally be dispersed as one of the longest ongoing official reports in Swedish history. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire de la découverte et la conquete du Perou

      - Fundamental Americana and one of the most regarded histories of Peru and the Spanish colonization; a fine copy bound by Padeloup. 1774. Paris. Par la compagnie des libraires. Two volumes in 12mo (168 mm x 97 mm). 1 [blank] + frontispiece + xl + 360 1 [blank]; 1 [blank] + viii + 479 + 1 [blank] + 12 plates & maps, a few folding. A most attractive contemporary calf, supposedly made by Padeloup, both with contemporary writing ¿Reliure de Padeloup¿, boards with triple gilt fillet, spines flat richly gilt with interlacing fillets, two lettering pieces, inner dentelle gilt, gently rubbed, generally very good. A fine copy, with a few foxing spots here and there, else virtually flawless. Truly beautiful set of Zarate´s cornerstone & early chronic on Peru. The copy seems to have been bound by none the less than Padeloup, and the elegance and beauty of the binding might confirm it. Illustrated with 12 maps & plates, showing ¿in cases fictionary- local costumes, tortures, daily life scenes, mining, fauna and flora of the region; the map shows the Pacific coast of South America. The illustrations were prepared for the French edition, and they are of questionable credibility. Zarate (1504 ¿ 1560) was a public officer of Spain, sent to Peru to examine the financial situation; thanks to his position, he had access to privileged information, some of which would be later added to his work. The narrative begins with the discovery of Peru, focusing on the colonization and establishment of the Spanish Institutions, and ends close to the death of Pizarro. Despite the Spanish secrecy policy, that would have prohibited the publication of the work, Phillip II allowed and ordered the publication of Zarate´s controversial Chronic. The same policy would allow Las Casas critic towards the Spanish colonization. Fundamental Americana y una de las piedras fundacionales de la historiografía del Perú. La crónica, escrita por Agustín de Zarate (1504 ¿ 1560), quién fuera enviado al Perú con la finalidad de examinar la situación financiera de la región, comienza con el descubrimiento del Perú, estudia atentamente a las instituciones españolas, y concluye con la muerte de Pizarro. A pesar de la política secretista de España, el Príncipe Felipe de España, hijo de Carlos V, gustó del manuscrito presentado y permitió su publicación. Ilustrada con un mapa plegado de la costa Pacífica de América del Sur y 14 grabados con escenas costumbristas, vistas de ciudades y nativos. Sabin, 106266. Palau, 379645. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Reglamento provisional para el prest, vestuario, gratificaciones, hospitalidad, recluta, disciplina y total govierno de la tropa que debe guarnecer el Presidio de Nuestra Señora del Carmen de la Isla de Tris en la Laguna de Término, dispuesto, en virtud de Real Orden de once de Septiembre de mil setecientos setenta y tres, por ?.

      Mexico, En la Imprenta de D. Felipe de Zuñiga y Ontiveros, 1774. - Large woodcut Spanish royal arms on title-page. Woodcut initials. Typographical headpiece. Tables in text. (1 l.), 32, 23, 15 pp. [ ]@[superscript]3, B-S@[superscript]2. Folio, recent navy Oasis morocco, plain spine with raised bands in six compartments, crimson Oasis lettering piece on front cover, gilt letter, antique marbled endleaves. Very good to fine. Old (contemporary?) ink numbers "158", "175", and "187" at upper right corner of title page and each divisional title. ---- FIRST EDITION of these regulations for the administration of the Spanish garrison housed in the fortress of the Isla del Carmen (Yucatán Peninsula), which had been built as a permanent home for the soldiers tasked with rebuffing the pirates who had been ousted from the island a few decades earlier, and continued to attack it. Included are positions and salaries of all personnel and regulations for clothing, horses, weapons, a hospital, and a chapel. The second section goes into quite specific detail about the uniforms for dragoons, infantry, and artillery; housing for married soldiers; preserving morale; care of horses; and artillery exercises. The third section deals with the hospital and the duties of those employed there, including cooks, pharmacists, surgeons, blood-letters, and nurses.The second and third sections have drop-titles, beginning, respectively, @Instruccion para el govierno interior y buen régimen de la Guarnicion del Presidio del Carmen, que observarán puntualmente los Comandantes de los tres Cuerpos que la componen, igualmente que el Governador en la parte que le toque, and @Instruccion y metodo con que se ha de establecer el Hospital para la tropa de la Guarnicion del Presidio de Nuestra Señora del Carmen, y en que se expresan las obligaciones de cada uno de los Individuos empleados en su servicio. Despite the separate pagination, the quire signatures follow from the first section. An edition with additions by Pedro Gorostiza was published in Mexico, 1791 (56 pp.).The Isla de Tris, on a lagoon at the western end of the Yucatán Peninsula, was discovered by the Spanish in 1518 but left uncolonized. By 1558, it was a haven for English pirates in the western Gulf of Mexico. Through the seventeenth century, repeated Spanish expeditions failed to roust the pirates. Finally in 1716 the pirates were driven out and a Spanish garrison installed, but the pirates continued to return and to burn the temporary forts. Only in the 1750s-1760s was a more permanent fort constructed. The regulations here are for the garrison who defended that fort. In 1786, more than a decade after this work, the Alcalde Mayor of Tabasco, Francisco de Amuzquivar, sent militia from Tabasco and swept the last of the pirates from the island. The island is now the site of Ciudad del Carmen.---- Medina, @Mexico 5674. Palau 36497. Sabin 68885. NUC: RPJCB. OCLC: 20385026 (University of California-Berkeley, Newberry Library, with 1 p. l., 32, 23, 15 p.); 55283635 (Biblioteca Nacional de Chile, with 32, 23, 15 p.); 651259688 (Biblioteca Nacional de Mexico, 32, 23, 15 p.); 228720975 (Huntington Library, 32, 23, 15 p.); 55281978 (John Carter Brown Library, Biblioteca Nacional de Chile, calling for 32 pp.); 458945694 (Bibliothèque nationale de France, 32 p.); also digitized and microform copies. Rebiun locates a copy of a work with the same title at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, but gives the date as "s.n., 1791, 12 de Noviembre"). Not located in CCPBE. Copac locates only a microfiche copy at the National Library of Scotland. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        CLAVE HISTORIAL con que se abre la puerta a la HISTORIA ECLESIASTICA Y POLITICA, Chronología de los Papas, y Emperadores, Reyes de España, Italia y Francia . Concilios, hereges, santos, escritores y sucesos memorables de cada siglo. Octava edición.

      Antonio de Sancha, Madrid 1774 - 20'8x15'3, 20h (incluida port. con grab), 440p (anotación a pluma p377), 1 árbol genealógico, colofón. Plena piel, lomo con hilos y florones dorados y con tejuelo. - Enrique Flórez de Setién y Huidobro (1702-1773) fue teólogo e historiador. Siguiendo los pasos de Feijoo, propugnó el criticismo histórico, basado en una fiel interpretación de las fuentes históricas. 1774

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