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        A Tour In Scotland MDCCLXIX [with] A Tour in Scotland and Voyage to the Hebrides MDCCLXXII. Two volume set

      Chester, Warrington: John Monk / W. Eyres. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Covers rubbed; spines splitting. Front hinges weak but holding. Marbled endpapers. Prelim pages browned. 1774. Third Edition. Brown hardback leather cover. 250mm x 200mm (10" x 8"). vi, 400pp; vii, 439pp,. Numerous engraved plates and folding maps within. First and third editions. .

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        L'AN DEUX MILLE QUATRE CENT QUARANTE. RæVE S'IL FóT JAMAIS. Nouvelle Edition, Revue & Corrigée par l'Auteur, qui a Jugé à Propos de Refondre le Chapitre de la Bibliothèque du Roi

      A Londres [i.e. Paris],. 1774. Octavo, pp. [iii-iv] v-xii 1-410,. early three-quarter black leather and marbled boards, all edges stained yellow.. Binding rubbed at edges, corner tips a bit worn, old repair to upper. right corner of title leaf, some damp staining to the text block,. mostly to upper margins of several signatures, most noticeably. signatures C and Y, a very good copy with a fairly clean interior. A. scarce edition of this seminal book. (#90772). First printing of the second edition, revised and corrected. "This first utopia set in future time was one of the eighteenth century's most successful books. It was immediately banned in France, put on the Inquisition's list of forbidden books in 1773, and condemned in Madrid in 1778 as a blasphemous work whose distributors, if discovered, would be fined five hundred ducats and sentenced to six years in prison. THE YEAR 2440 had eleven editions in French between 1771 and 1799, as well as two English translations and translations into Dutch, Italian, and German. Investigation of its printing history leads Everett Wilkie to conclude that 'there were 18,000 copies in print in three languages by the end of 1772 and 30,000 copies by the end of 1782, at which point it had spread thoroughly over Europe ... 63,000 copies had been printed by Mercier's death' in 1814. The book was less successful across the Atlantic, but a 1795 Philadelphia edition was 'nevertheless, the first utopian novel published in North America.' George Washington and Thomas Jefferson owned copies of The Year 2440." - Alkon, Origins of Futuristic Fiction, p. 117. "... although the earliest specimens of futuristic fiction were in English, the glory of discovering the true potentialities of the genre belongs to the French -- to Sebastien Mercier who established the first satisfactory model of the new fiction ... The utopian prophecy of L'AN 2440, the first influential story of the future in world literature, became one of the most widely read books in the last quarter of the eighteenth century. The translations into Dutch and German, the English and American editions, and the many imitations show how Mercier beguiled his readers in two continents with the vision of a dream come true." - Clarke, The Pattern of Expectation 1644-2001, p. 23. Mercier's bibliographer, Everett C. Wilkie, Jr., states that only a few editions of this work are of textual importance: the first edition of 1771, this edition of 1774, the 1786 edition in 3 volumes, and the one of An VII (1798). See Alkon, Origins of Futuristic Fiction, esp. pp. 117-29. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 1-29; (1981) 1-123; (1987) 1-63; (1995) 1-63; and (2004) II-757. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1476. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 2. Lewis, Utopian Literature, pp. 120-2. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 772 (not citing this edition). Versins, Encyclopédie de l'Utopie, des Voyages Extraordinaires et de la Science Fiction, p. 582. Bleiler (1978), p. 138. Reginald 10017.

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        Traité de Mécanique. Première édition.

      Veuve Desaint, Paris 1774 - 1blanco, faux-titre, page de titre, (2), 440 pp, 12 planches dépliantes. L'abbé Marie était le professeur de Legendre à l'institut Mazarin. Les premiers publications de Legendre sont des articles dans "Traité de Mécanique", bien que son nom n'est pas mentionnée dans l'ouvrage 1 volumes. Reliure originale bradel, dos de papier rouge cérise, pièce de titre en noir, plats de papier marbré, tranches marbrées, rogné.

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        A Tour In Scotland MDCCLXIX [with] A Tour in Scotland and Voyage to the Hebrides MDCCLXXII. Two volume set

      Chester, Warrington John Monk / W. Eyres 1774. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Covers rubbed; spines splitting. Front hinges weak but holding. Marbled endpapers. Prelim pages browned Third Edition Brown hardback leather cover 250mm x 200mm (10" x 8"). vi, 400pp; vii, 439pp, . Numerous engraved plates and folding maps within. First and third editions.

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        LA FAVOLA DI PSICHE DISEGNATA DA RAFFAELLE SANZIO DA URBINO, E INTAGLIATA A BULINO IN TRENTADUE MEZZI FOGLI REALI DA INTAGLIATORI ANTICHI, COLLA SPIEGAZIONE IN OTTAVA RIMA SOTTO DI CIASCUNA STAMPA

      Roma: Presso Carlo Losi. Good; ***SALE. The price of this item has been temporarily reduced by 40%. . Sale price ends soon!***. 1774. Hardcover. Cover is heavily chipped with fraying to corners of boards. Boards and spine are straight. Binding is tight. Light damp staining to title page. Complete with 32 engraved plates. Plates have light foxing in the margins but are clean and in very good+ condition. .

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        An Essay on the Constitutional Power of Great Britain over the Colonies in America; with the Resolves of the Committee for the Province of Pennsylvania, and Their Instructions to their Representatives in Assembly

      Philadelphia: Printed and Sold, by William and Thomas Bradford, at the London Coffee-House, 1774. First edition. 8vo. viii, 127, [1] pp. Full period colonial style binding of goatskin grained as sheep, titled in gilt. Title page re-margined along gutter, last leaf with some soiling and a small hole in margin, else a fine with generous margins. Howes D 326; Evans 13247; Sabin 20040; Adams 3807 . Reprinted in the same year in London under the title, A new essay (by the Pennsylvanian farmer) on the constitutional power of Great-Britain over the colonies in America ... Although Dickinson later opposed the Declaration of Independence, his writings educated many Americans about their rights under the British, and paved the way to later resistance

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        Traité de météorologie

      Paris: Imprimerie Royale, 1774 Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 4to (254x193 mm), xxxvi, 635 [1] pp., 14 engraved plates, one folding, by C. & E. Haussard, Contemporary half leather, red morocco label to spine, spine and label decorated in gilt, corners bumped. Occasional browning and foxing to text. Very good copy in beautiful binding - DSB III, 435-36; Wolf, 18th Century, pp. 277-80. First Edition. Cotte was the founder of modern meteorology, having published this first comprehensive treatise on the science. His Traite on his own observations and methods stimulated international interest, and a wide scientific correspondence followed. Franklin's theories on various atmospheric phenomena as well as those of other contemporary scientists are presented at length. The description of new instruments and methods is an important part of the work and is well illustrated by the numerous tables and plates of rain gauges, anemometers, thermometers, hygrometers, barometers, a barometrograph, and a lightning rod..

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

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

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        English Liberties, Or the Free-born Subject's Inheritance. Containing Magna Charta, Charta de Foresta . . . Also a Declaration of the Liberties of the Subject . . . Of Trials by Juries, and of the Qualifications of Jurors [etc.]. Cohen 3416

      Providence: Printed and Sold by John Carter, at Shakespear's Head [etc.], 1774. Original sheep, browned, the front board detached and the spine chipped, one leaf in facsimile; a working copy One of only three colonial printings of Magna Carta, relying extensively on Coke's gloss, a work in its totality important in the formation of nascent American political theory and as a ready reference of fundamental rights; with the subscriber list

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        Experiments and Observations on Electricity, Made at Philadelphia in America.To which are added, Letters and Papers on Philosophical Subjects. The whole corrected, methodized, improved, and now first collected into one volume, and illustrated with copper

      London Printed for F. Newberry. Poor; ***SALE. The price of this item has been temporarily reduced by 40%. . Sale price ends soon!***. 1774. Fifth Edition. Hardcover. Covers are detached (present) and largely deteriorated. Spine strip also mostly deteriorated. Spine is cocked. First 6 leaves are detached and laid in. Binding of the remainder of book is fairly secure. Complete including the front flyleaf, Half Title Page, Advertisement prefixed to the Fourth Edition, title page, Preface, 514 pages of text, 7 plates (2 fold-out) , 16 pages of Index, and last blank end sheet. Pages are toned and in overall good+ condition. .

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        Beautifully printed Colonial Insurance Document assuring protection against <I>"Seas, Men of War, Fires, Enemies, Pirates, Rovers, Theives, Jettisons...and all other Perils, Losses and Misfortunes...."</I> for a ship captained by William Wyer, later a prisoner in the notorious British prison ship "Old Jersey"

      Philadelphia, April 26, 1774 Partly Printed Document Signed, Thos & Isaac Whartonone page, 13" x 16.5", Philadelphia, April 26, 1775. Completed in manuscript. Professionally strengthened on the verso at folds. Small loss at fold intersections, else near fine condition with bold, dark writing.In part, "Whereas We Reynell & Coates as well in Our Name, as for and in the Name and Names of all and every other Person or Persons, to whom the same doth, may or shall appertain, in Part or in all doth make Assurance and causeth Ourselves and them and every of them to be Insured, lost or not lost, at and from the port of Philadelphia To Newbury Port in New England upon all Kinds of lawful Goods and Merchandizes, loaden or to be loaden aboard the good Schooner called the Polly whereof is Master for this present voyage William Wyer...Touching the Adventures and Perils, which we the Assurers are contented to bear, and to take upon us in the Voyage, they are, of the Seas, Men of War, Fires, Enemies, Pirates, Rovers, Thei

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        Caelli Aureliani Siccensis Afri Acutorum Morborum Libri III. Chronicorum Libri V. Edidit, Recensuit Praefatus est Albertus v Haller. Tomus Primus & Tomus Secundus

      Fracis Grasset & Soc, Lausannae 1774 - 306; 470pp. Worn condition. Spines missing and boards detached. Contents good and tightly bound. Ex-library from the Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland, with minimal markings Brown hardback full-leather cover [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        SYSTEME SOCIAL, OU PRINCIPES NATURELS DE LA MORALE ET DE LA POLITIQUE, AVEC UN EXAMEN DE L'INFLUENCE DU GOUVERNEMENT SUR LES MOEURS. PAR L'AUTEUR DU SYSTEME DE LA NATURE. LONDRES. 1774.

      1774 - 3 TOMES IN-8 (12,5 X 19 CENTIMETRES ENVIRON) DE (4) + 210, 176 ET 167 PAGES, EN UN VOLUME, RELIURE D'EPOQUE PLEIN VEAU MARBRE, DOS A 5 NERFS ORNE DE CAISSONS A FLEURONS DORES, TITRE DORE SUR ETIQUETTE MAROQUIN VERT, TRANCHES ROUGES. OUVRAGE MIS A L'INDEX EN 1775. PETIT MANQUE DE CUIR SUR UNE PARTIE DU MORS SUPERIEUR, TRACE DE MOUILLURE ANCIENNE SUR QUELQUES PAGES, SINON BON EXEMPLAIRE. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      8vo, 19th century binding in half calf with purple boards and simple gilt accents. pp 148, diagrams, folding leaf with diagram. A clergyman and Bishop of Petersborough, Lambe wrote a number of books of which this was his first. His best known was "An Exact and Circumstantial History of the Battle of Flodden, in verse, written about the time of Queen Elizabeth" published in 1774. A very light dampstain across the top corner of the rear half of the text, affecting about 1/4 of the page, but not interfering with legibility, otherwise text clean and solid with minimal soiling or foxing. Contemporary bookseller&#039;s name in ink on the title page. Leather rubbed at extremities. Rare; only two copies of this first edition in library holdings, according to OCLC. Whyld, 1764:3.

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        RIVIERE TAMISE ET BAYE MERCURE A LA NLE ZELANDE with insets of BAYE DES ISLES DANS LA NLE ZELANDE, and BAYE DE TOLAGA DANS LA NLE ZELANDE

      1774.. River Thames and Mercury Bay in New Zealand. Copper engraving. Later colour. Good condition, some offset. Size: 43 x 27.5 cm. (17 x 11 inches). An interesting chart of the River Thames and Mercury Bay with insets of the Bay of Islands, and Tolaga Bay, showing depth-soundings and anchorages. It is based on surveys brought back to England at the end of Capt. James Cook&#39;s first voyage to the Pacific and New Zealand which lasted 3 years from 1768-1771. In 1769 Cook&#39;s ship the &#39;Endeavour&#39; sailed along the east coast of New Zealand&#39;s North Island, and anchored briefly in an inlet that Cook named Tolaga Bay, there he took supplies of wood and water. Continuing along the coast Cook found a large bay whose shores were lushly cultivated, and so he aptly named it Bay of Plenty. Anchoring on the west side of the Bay, Cook and an astronomer, Charles Green, who had accompanied the expedition, went ashore to observe the transit of Mercury across the Sun, and Cook named the region Mercury Bay. From there, the &#39;Endeavour&#39; continued its north-westerly course along the coast until a river was sighted. Cook went ashore in what is now Hauraki Gulf. The river reminded him so much of the Thames in London, that he named it the Thames River or River Tamise. From the French Edition of Cook&#39;s Voyages published 1774-1785.

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        An Essay on Circulation and Credit, in four Parts; And a Letter on the Jealousy of Commerce. From the French of Monsieur de Pinto. Translated, with Annotations, by the Rev. S. Baggs, M.A.

      London: For J. Ridley, 1774 - Quarto (270 × 201 mm). Later half morocco and pebbled cloth, spine lettered gilt. Front joint spilt at foot, extremities somewhat rubbed. Closed tear to one leaf without loss, lower outer corner of first few leaves chipped; intermittent light spotting and the occasional stain. A very good copy. Small circular library stamp of the National Liberal Club to title page and two other leaves, with their cancelled exlibris to front pastedown. First edition in English of this "sound and ingenious" (McCulloch) work on revenue and stock exchange transactions. The main premise of Pinto's argument is that the national debt, instead of being a burden, has been the principal source of the wealth and power of England. The work excited much controversy on publication: though purportedly translated into English by Rev. S. Baggs, it was in fact the work of Sir Philip Francis, who published it,with notes, in 1774. This English translation is scarce. Pinto (1715&#150;1787) was born in Amsterdam. He was descended from a Portuguese family and lived for some time at Bordeaux. "He then settled in Holland, where he soon made a large fortune and an equally great reputation. The Stathouder William IV (1747&#150;51) had a very high opinion of his advice, both on administration and finance. He was as tolerant as he was high-minded, and his benevolence won him popularity" (Palgrave). Goldsmiths' 11184; Higgs 6069; Kress 7042. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Virtue In Humble Life - Containing Reflections On The Reciprocal Duties Of The Wealthy And Indigent, The Master And The Servant, Thoughts On The Various Situations, Passions, Predjudices And Virtues Of Mankind, Drawn From Real Characters.

      for J Dodsley, Pall Mall - Brotherton & Sewel, Cornhill 1774 - Contemporary speckled calf, VG. 2 volumes, [xii]+lix+487pp, vi+[xiv]+671pp, engraved frontis', bindings rather rubbed at the edges, upper hinge to volume 1 split but holding, head of spines rubbed, spines tooled in gilt with contrasting red & green labels, some wear but a nice set. Scarce philanthropic work arranged in the form of dialogues between a father & daughter. Hanaway was the pioneer of the use of the umbrella in Britain. Bookplate of Sir John Smith Burges to each volume. 2000 grams. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        King David in Triumph] Subacta Syria, tulit David arma aurea, et detula ea in Jerusalem

      Rome 1774 - A stunning plate from "Logge di Rafaele nel Vaticano": with contemporary colouring of the highest quality from the golden age of the hand-coloured print. The main panel shows King David, having subdued Syria, returning to Jersusalem with armour made of gold. A very fine image from the second part of a work titled "Loggie di Rafaele nel Vaticano" depicting the decorative work executed by Raphael and his assistants between 1518-1519 in the Vatican. They were drawn by Gaetano Savorelli, a Roman painter and draughtsman best known for his Raphael drawings, and Pietro Camporesi, a Roman architect, who worked for Pope Clemens XIII and Pius VI on rooms for the Vatican Museum. The first to illustrate the famous frescoes, these beautiful plates were probably planned as early as 1760, but were not executed until 1772 to 1776. The plate is remarkable not only as the first important visual record of Raphael's work, but also for the quality of the hand-colouring - the work on this image is, in our opinion, some of the greatest to be produced in Europe during the whole of the eighteenth century: the golden age of the hand-coloured print. They were remarkable not just for their size and magnificent colouring, but also because of the influence they had on contemporary taste. The decision was made to "borrow" elements from Raphael's Vatican tapestries and insert them where the original frescoes were in too poor a state to be legible. The finished plates therefore represented an amalgam of design elements presented with a crisp freshness of colour that held enormous appeal and did much to stimulate the taste for the "grotesque" in the Neo-classical period. A year after the death of his principal patron Julius II, Raphael succeeded Donato Bramante in 1514 as the official Vatican architect. Having previously adorned the "Stanze" or chambers of Julius on the second floor of the papal apartments in the Vatican palace, he was commissioned by Leo X in 1517 to decorate the adjacent Logge. He designed an elaborate cycle of ornamental frescoes for the room's ceiling vaults, doors and auxiliary pillars, which were executed by his assistants Giulio Romano and Giovanni da Udine. Twelve of the quadrilateral ceiling vaults were adorned with murals of familiar Old Testament scenes and one with a scene from the New Testament, while the more decorative frescoes painted on the pilasters by Udine were covered with imaginative compositions of 'grotesque' motifs like foliage, fruit, and chimerical beasts. Cf. Brunet IV, 1110 & 1111; cf. Berlin "Kat". 4068 & 4066; "Raphael Invenit: Stampe da Rafaello" (1985) Ottaviano 22; cf. "Raphael: Reproduktions-graphik aus vier Jahrhunderten" (Coburg 1984) 104 & no. 245. Copper engraving, on two joined sheets, by Ottaviani after drawings by Savorelli and Camporesi, printed in light brown coloured ink with contemporary hand-colouring. Neat marginal restoration.

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        Sketches of the History of Man.

      - In two volumes. First Edition, xii, 519; 507pp quarto, with half titles in both volumes, a very good set in contemporary polished calf, professionally rebacked (by Lloyd) with red leather labels and raised bands, Edinburgh: printed for W. Creech, Edinburgh; and for W. Strahan, and T. Cadell, London, 1774. Chuo 139; Jessop p. 141. First edition of this important contribution to the pre-history of sociology by the chief exponent of the Scottish Enlightenment, who was, together with Adam Smith, the main adherent of the historical method in legal and philosophical writings. In his Sketches Kames describes the progress made by man, in respect of language, food, commerce, the arts, science, government, morality and religion. The introductory essay on The Origin of Men and of Languages is followed by three books on the Progress of Men Dependent on Society, Progress of Men in Society and Progress of Sciences. There is also an interesting section of nearly 100 pages in volume II titled "Progress of the Female Sex", in which Kames traces "the gradual progress of women, from their low state in savage tribes, to their elevated state in civilized nations." Photograph available on request.

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        The Beauties of Nature and Art Displayed in a Tour Through the World

      London:: G. Robinson,. 1774.. 2nd edition (greatly improved). Hardcover. Published 1774-1775, 13 volumes complete. An armchair traveler of the day, reviewing the countries of Europe, America, Africa, etc. The most interesting content occurs in the last three volumes, which cover Cook&#39;s first and second voyages. The text regarding the second voyage is one of the earliest published accounts of the voyage, as it was published in 1775. Cook had only just returned from the voyage on 31st July of that year. The publishing date coincides with the release the same year of the unofficial account published by the gunner&#39;s mate John Marra. Marra&#39;s account was written and published anonymously sometime between August and December 1775. Marra finally admitted to writing the anonymous account in December 1775, and thence started publishing extracts under his own name. No author is attributed to the account in this set. Volume 11 covers Cook&#39;s first voyage 1768-71 (48pp), Byron&#39;s voyage 1764-6 (80pp); Wallis voyage 1766-8 (50pp); Carteret 1766-9 (29pp). Volume 12 continues Cook&#39;s first voyage (216pp, 4 copperplate engravings). Volume 13 includes 62pp on the 1st voyage with a plate of a kangaroo - the 2nd voyage (pp63-216) includes 2 engravings of icebergs and ice mountains. The inclusion of the account at the end of the last volume of the set, seems to indicate that it was included in the last instance before publication. Only two copies are recorded in RLIN (Research Libraries Information Network). A handsome set in original mottled calf boards, sympathetically rebacked using the original labels. Corners lt. rubbed o/w very good condition. Bookplate of the original owner, F. Coleman. Large 12mo. Volumes 1-9 all published 1774. Vol. 1, 216pp, col. folding world map (pre-Cook) & 14 copper plates; Vol. 2 216pp, 3 plates; Vol. 3 216pp, folding map & 9 plts; Vol. 4 216pp, 9 plts; Vol. 5 216pp, 15 plts; Vol 6 216pp, 9 plts; Vol. 7 216pp, 11 plts, folding map; Vol. 8 219pp, 13 plts; Vol. 9 216pp, col. fold. map of Africa, 11 plts. Volumes 10-13 published 1775. Vol. 10 216pp, col. folding map of America, 5 plts; Vol. 11, 215pp, 2 plts; Vol. 12 216pp, 4 plts; Vol. 13 216pp, 3 plts.

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        Lord Chesterfield's Letters

      Dodsley 1774 - 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. In Two Volumes. Printed for J. Dodsley in Pall-Mall. First edition. COMPLET en deux volumes in-4 de 568 p. et 606 p. Reliure plein veau raciné, dos à nerfs ornés de caissons dorés, pièces de titre et de tomaison de cuir touge, plats richement décorés, filets en pointillé sur les coupes, double filet intérieur, tranches dorées. En contre-plat, ex-libris au nom de Birchwood. Intérieur frais. Très bel exemplaire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Full-length aquatint engraving by Franz Hegi (1774-1850) after the sculpture by Louis Francois Roubillac in Westminster Abbey

      [?Paris] First half of the 19th century. 207 x 167 mm. Hinged at upper corners of verso. A fine impression on wove paper with good margins..

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        MILLS AND HICKS'S BRITISH AND AMERICAN REGISTER, WITH AN ALMANACK FOR THE YEAR 1774; BEING THE SECOND AFTER BISSEXTILE OR LEAP YEAR. CALCULATED FOR THE USE OF ALL THE NEW- ENGLAND PROVINCES.

      Boston: Printed and sold by Mills and Hicks, at their Printing-Office in School-Street, next door to Cromwell's-Head, []. 1774 - 108pp. Pages 31 and 74 misnumbered 13 and 47 respectively. 12mo. Contemporary marbled paper on paper wrapper. Wrappers worn, portions of marbled paper lacking on front wrapper, portions of spine lacking. Contemporary ownership signature on front free endpaper: "Wm. Williams, 12th Feb.y 1774." Minor stains. A very good copy. One of two editions of this almanac and register published by Mills and Hicks in Boston in 1774. The compilers and publishers note that this publication is their first undertaking of such a combined publication. The almanac's eclipse predictions and calendar calculations duplicate those in BICKERSTAFF'S ALMANACK FOR.1774, which was also published by Mills and Hicks. The register lists members of the royal family, the nobility, and the government in Great Britain and the names of government officials, justices of the peace, and barristers in the New England colonies and Nova Scotia. Information on religious assemblies, educational institutions (including Harvard, Yale, and Dartmouth), military postings, and governors in the other British colonies in North America and the Caribbean are also included. EVANS 12869. DRAKE 3235. NAIP w029799.

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        Primitiva Latinae Linguae Germanice Explicata, Gallice accommodata, et fiugris illustrata. - Lateinisch-Teutsch- und Französisches Wörter-Buch, von der lieben Jugend als ein Elementarbuch zu gebrauchen, mit 1700 Figuren gezieret, und einem teutschen Register versehen.

      bey Georg Peter Monath,, Nürnberg, 1774 - Nürnberg, bey Georg Peter Monath, 1774. 8°. 3 n.n. Bl., 71 Bl, 12 n.n. Bl. Register. Mit gestochenem Frontispiz und 71 Kupfern mit je 24 Darstellungen pro Seite. Roter Halbleinwandband um 1920 mit bedrucktem Rückenschild. Bilderwelt im Kinderbuch Nr. 67 (für Ausgabe 1736). - Dritte (letzte) Ausgabe des erstmals 1736 und danach 1761 in gleicher Aufmachung erschienenen Wörterbuchs für Kinder, als Lernhilfe für Schüler gedacht und als Unterrichtsmittel für Lehrer. "Die Bilder, denen vor allem mnemonische Funktion zugesprochen wird, sollen den Schülern den Umgang mit dem Buch angenehm machen, so dass 'unter dem Spielen das Ernsthaft, oder mit dem Lustigen das Nützliche' vermittelt wird. Verzeichnet werden nur 'Stamm-Worte' von denen weitere Ausdrücke von den Schülern selber abgeleitet werden sollen" (Bilderwelt). - Jede Tafel mit 24 kleinen numerierten Darstellungen zu den entsprechenden Wörtern, die auf der gegenüberliegenden Seite beschrieben sind. - 12 Blätter etwas fleckig. - Selten. Sprache: Deutsch Roter Halbleinwandband um 1920 mit bedrucktem Rückenschild.

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        Histoire de la Chirurgie, Depuis son Origine Jusqu'à nos Jours. Tome premier

      Imprimerie Royale, Paris 1774 - xx, 528pp, xxixpp. Four full page engraved anatomical plates illustrating acupuncture meridians. This study of medicine contains a section on Chinese and Japanese medicine (Acupuncture), with appears on pp.75-104, also includes 4 reproductions of Wilhem ten Rhyne's plates. Light shelf wear to covers and discolouration to paper. Rebound. Apparently the title page is a "Sympathetic Facsimile" but indistinguishable from the remaining text Later quarter calf with marbled paper covered boards and red morocco title label [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        OBSERVATIONS ON THE ACT OF PARLIAMENT COMMONLY CALLED THE BOSTON PORT- BILL; WITH THOUGHTS ON CIVIL SOCIETY AND STANDING ARMIES.

      Philadelphia. 1774. - 60pp. Modern red half morocco and cloth, spine gilt. Light, even toning to text. Minor wear, contemporary notation to final page. About very good. Philadelphia edition, after the original edition published in Boston the same year, printing the author's case against the first of the Intolerable Acts, which established the blockade of the Boston harbor. The Bill was passed in March 1774, in the wake of the Boston Tea Party in December 1773. The closing of Boston harbor, and the other Intolerable Acts, did more to bring together public opinion in the colonies, and led directly to calling of the First Continental Congress; this edition was no doubt printed to provide members of the Congress with copies of Quincy's arguments. Quincy was a leading figure in Massachusetts patriotic circles. In this work he excoriates Parliament for punishment of a whole community in response to the acts of private persons, likewise attacking standing armies as "armed monsters," "fatal to religion, morals, and social happiness," as well as liberty. A major political argument against the Crown's unjust actions, and a critical work on the road to Revolution. HOWES Q18. AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE 132b. EVANS 13562. SABIN 67192.

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        Naauwkeurige waarneemingen omtrent de veranderingen van veele insekten of gekorvene diertjes, Die in omtrent vyftig jaaren, zo in Vrankryk, als in Engeland en Holland, by een verzameld, naar 't Leven konftig afgetekend, en in 't Koper gebragt zyn Jacob L'Admiral.

      Johannes Sluyter,, Amsterdam, 1774 - Amsterdam, Johannes Sluyter, 1774. 46,5x29,5 cm. Titelbl. mit gestoch. handkolor. Vignette, 2 n.n. S. Vorrede, 34 S., 2 n.n. S. Verzeichnis, 33 handkolor. Kupfertafeln. HLdr.-Bd. der Zeit mit Rückenschild und etwas Rückenvergoldung. Nissen ZBI 2357: "Nicht ohne ernsthafte Metamorphose-Studien, doch mehr der Farbenpracht gewidmet." - Zweite, erweiterte Ausgabe. - Die Insekten sind zusammen mit Blumen und Obst dargestellt. - (Rücken fachgerecht restauriert. Titelblatt mit fachgerecht restauriertem Abriss, ohne Textverlust). - Sehr sauberes und breitrandiges Exemplar. HLdr.-Bd. der Zeit mit Rückenschild und etwas Rückenvergoldung. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La Teoria del Fuoco (.) Poema in verso sciolto diviso in tre parti colle annotazioni, e rami allusivi d'un filosofo amico dell'autore .

      Nella Stamperia di Giuseppe Allegrini alla Croce Rossa., In Firenze. 1774 - In-8° antico (cm 19 x 11), leg. coeva in bross. muta con tit. su etichetta abrasa al dorso, pp. (2)238(2). Frontespizio allegorico, ritratto in antiporta di Pietro Leopoldo, dedicatoria al medesimo, ed altre tre tavv. allegoriche f.t., finemente incisi in rame. Piccole mancanze alla carta delle cuffie. Anton Maria Borgognini (1753 - 1810), Iapeto Egiratico fra gli Arcadi, fu 'discepolo del Baldassarri e ridusse in versi la teoria del fuoco pubblicata da questo' (F. Scifoni, Dizionario Biografico Universale). L'autore delle 'annotazioni sopra il poema' è il Padre Carmelitano Francesco M. Soldini (p. 231). Piccolissima mancanza all'angolo interno inferiore delle cc. 2 e 3. Bell'esemplare, fresco e marginoso.

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        Th?atre de P. Corneille, avec des Commentaires, et Autres Morceaux Int?ressans

      Geneve - Printed in Berlin by Rattmann (Not stated in volumes), 1774 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. The important first edition of this collection with the sought after plates by Gravelot, in good condition (often found stained) in a lovely amorial binding. Eight volumes of full brown leather hardbacks, with gilt lettering on the spines and gilt decoration onthe boards. This is a collection of Pierre Corneille&#39;s Plays, including Surna, Attila, Oedipe, Nicomde, Andromde, Horace, Polyeucte,Le Menteur,Le Cid and others. Pierre Corneille was a French tragedian who was one of the three great seventeenth Century French dramatists, along with Molire and Racine. He has been called the founder of French tragedy and produced plays for nearly forty years. Voltaire, was a French Enlightenment writer, essayist, and philosopher known for his wit, philosophical sport, and defence of civil liberties, including freedom of religion and free trade. He was a prolific writer, and produced works in almost every literary form, authoring plays, poetry, novels, essays, historical and scientific works, over 20,000 letters and over two thousand books and pamphlets. He was an outspoken supporter of social reform despite strict censorship laws and harsh penalties for those who broke them. A satirical polemicist, he frequently made use of his works to criticise Catholic Church dogma and the French institutions of his day. Hubert Franois Bourguignon, commonly known as Gravelot, was a French designer and engraver. He was a native Parisian and a pupil of Francois Boucher and he achieved distinction for his book illustrations and his rocaille designs for cabinet-makers, upholsterers, and metal workers. Gravelot lived in London from 1732 to 1745; while there, he taught Thomas Gainsborough. His illustrations of contemporary manners and costumes are known to have influenced English artists. Condition: The binding of the text blocks are tight and firm with the boards attached, apart from the front board of the first volume. The hinges are in varying states some have split whereas others have mild to severe cracking. There is some wear to the extremities, including bumping to the corners, cracking, marks and the worn away gilt decoration on the spine and rubbing, scuffing and scratches on the boards. Internally the pages are generally clean with some mild water stains, handling marks, mild cockling, andthe occasional offsetting, tearsand spotting. There are nameplates on the front pastedowns and an unobtrusive pencil inscription on the endpapers of the first volume. Overall the condition of these volumes is good only. An important set, priced to allow for repair to the front board of volume one..

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        Bernhards aus Nordalbingien (oder Basedows) Vermächtniß für die Gewissen. Erster Theil. Für alle Gottesverehrer, auch die Nichtchristen. (Zweyter Theil. Für Christliche Gottesverehrer und Zweifler.) Ein Lehrbuch der natürlichen Religion, auch zur Erinnerung und Erbauung.

      Dessau, Heinrich Heybruch, 1774. - 2 Teile in 1 Band. XIV, (2), 112 SS. XV, (1), 113-304 SS. Halblederband der Zeit mit goldgepr. Rückenschildchen und dekorativer Rückenvergoldung. Dreiseitiger Rotschnitt. Marmorvorsätze. Lesebändchen. 8vo. Seltene erste Ausgabe. "Unter dem Einfluß gemüthlicher Ueberreiztheit, auch fortwährend mit dem Gedanken an sein eigenes Lebensende beschäftigt, schrieb [Basedow] sein 'Vermächtniß .'. Es sollte in Basedow's Sinne eine Vertheidigung des Christenthums sein, aber durch seine vermittelnde Stellung, die er zwischen Freigeisterei auf der einen und gedankenlosem Pastorenglauben auf der anderen Seite einzunehmen suchte, machte er sich [.] sowol die Orthodoxen als die Heterodoxen zu Feinden" (ADB). Der Hamburger Pädagoge und Theologe J. B. Basedow (1724-90) wurde 1761 wegen seiner aufklärerischen Schriften an das Gymnasium nach Altona versetzt, wo er auf den Widerstand orthodoxer Theologen um den Senior Johann Melchior Goeze traf und schließlich entlassen wurde. "Unter dem Einfluß von Rousseaus 'Emile' verfaßte Basedow 1768 ein philanthropisches Erziehungsprogramm, in dem er ein lebensnahes, überkonfessionelles, unter staatlicher Aufsicht stehendes Bildungswesen forderte. 1774 gründete er in Dessau das Philanthropinum, gab 1778 dessen Leitung ab und widmete sich literarischer Tätigkeit" (DBE). - Der Papierbezug der Deckel stärker berieben; der sehr schöne Lederrücken wohlerhalten. Gutes, sauberes Exemplar aus dem Besitz des dt. Diplomaten Fürst Philipp zu Eulenburg und Hertefeld (1847-1921) mit entspr. Stempel am Titel und Bibliotheksetikett am vorderen Innendeckel. Der enge Freund Kaiser Wilhelms II. wirkte 1894-1902 als Botschafter in Wien. "Nach seinem Ausscheiden aus dem diplomatischen Dienst 1903 wurde er von Maximilian Harden [.] öffentlich der Homosexualität bezichtigt. Es kam schließlich zu einem Prozeß, der wegen seines schlechten Gesundheitszustands abgebrochen werden mußte" (DBE). Am Vorsatz früherer hs. Besitzvermerk "Fr. Hertefeld" (dat. 1775). Zuletzt in der Sammlung des Kirchenhistorikers Alfred Raddatz (1928-2006), Professor für Kirchengeschichte, christliche Archäologie und kirchliche Kunst an der evangelisch-theologischen Fakultät der Universität Wien. DG 12.6120. Kayser I, 155. ADB 2, 119. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Opera) quae supersunt, omnia, graece et latine. Principibus ex editionibus castigavit, virorumque doctorum suisque annotationibus instruxit J. J. Reiske.

      Impensis Gotth. Teoph. Georgi,, Leipzig, 1774 - Dodici volumi di cm. 21, pp. oltre 10.000 complessive. Con 5 antiporta illustrate ed un ritratto. Legatura coeva in piena pelle, dorsi a piccoli nervi con ricchi fregi e titoli in oro su tasselli bicolore. Qualche segno d'uso e piccole mancanze alle cuffie, peraltro esemplare in buono stato di conservazione, munito di una legatura decorativa. Prima edizione di questa celebre edizione critica. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        AN EPISTLE FROM OBEREA, QUEEN OF OTAHEITE, TO JOSEPH BANKS, ESQ. TRANSLATED BY T.Q.Z. ESQ. PROFESSOR OF THE OTAHEITE LANGUAGE IN DUBLIN, AND OF ALL THE LANGUAGES OF THE UNDISCOVERED ISLANDS IN THE SOUTH SEA; AN ENRICHED WITH HISTORICAL AND EXPLANATORY NOTES.

      London: Printed for John Almon, . 1774 - 15pp. Quarto. Modern three quarter straight-grained gilt morocco and cloth, gilt, spine richly gilt. Near fine. "The third edition" of this popular lyrical satire at the expense of the eminent British naturalist, Sir Joseph Banks. Written in imitation of Ovid, the poem pokes fun at Banks and his purportedly amorous shore leave on Tahiti (Banks had a considerable reputation as a ladies' man). The poem masquerades as an affectionate letter from Queen Oberea of Tahiti, who recollects her encounters with Banks. In the text, which incorporates notes from Hawkesworth's account of Cook's first voyage, Banks is cast as Ulysses and the Queen as Calypso. The true author of the work has been identified as Major John Scott-Waring of the East India Company. The first edition of this poem was published in 1773 and a second letter from the Tahitian Queen appeared in 1774. An early bit of Cook-inspired satire, and quite funny indeed. BEDDIE 3915. KROEPELIEN 1166. O'REILLY & REITMAN 9791. HOLMES 11 (first ed).

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        The Deputy Commissary's Guide Within the Province of Maryland.

      1774 - Copy of the First American Treatise on Wills that Belonged to an Important Early Illinois Statesman Vallette, Elie. [Sparrow, Thomas (1746?-1780?), Engraver]. The Deputy Commissary's Guide Within the Province of Maryland, Together with Plain and Sufficient Directions for Testators to Form, and Executors to Form Their Wills and Testaments, For Administrators to Compleat Their Administrations, And for Every Person Any Way Concerned in Deceased Person's Estates, To Proceed Therein with Safety to Themselves and Others. Annapolis: Printed by Ann Catherine Green and Son, 1774. [ii], iv, 248, [12] pp. Copperplate title page and table of descents. Octavo (7-3/4" x 5"). Contemporary sheep, re-backed in calf, retaining original lettering piece, endpapers renewed. Light rubbing to boards, corners bumped and lightly worn. Moderate toning to text, somewhat darker in places, occasional dampstaining, mostly to margins. Early owner signature of Ninian Edwards to front endleaf and margin of p.50, interior otherwise clean. * Only edition. The first original American legal guide, it is also the first American book on the law of wills. Dedicated to Maryland Governor Robert Eden, it was printed by Ann Catherine Green, wife of Jonas Green, whom she succeeded as public printer of Maryland from 1767 to 1775. The engraved title page, the only one issued from a colonial Maryland press, and the plate were the work of Thomas Sparrow, the only engraver south of the Mason-Dixon Line prior to 1775. Vallette was registrar of the Prerogative Office of Maryland Province. Originally from Maryland, Edwards [1775-1833] was an important early Illinois statesman and political leader. He was the only governor of the Illinois Territory from 1809 to 1818, one of the first two United States Senators from Illinois from 1818 to 1824 and the third Governor of that state from 1826 to 1830. Wroth, Maryland Imprints 338. Wroth, The Colonial Printer in America 290. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 4632. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Verhandeling over de vallende ziekte, Waarin zo wel derzelver allerzeldzaamste als gewoone oorzaaken, gevolgen, toevallen, en omstandigheden, op het duidelykst aangeweezen, en met zeer veele waarneemingen opgehelderd worden.

      Amsterdam, Petrus Conradi; Harlingen,F. van der Plaats & Junior, 1774 - ; later half leather with marbled boards; VI, 304 pp.* New endpapers. Name on title page. In good condition. Very rare edition! Tissot published his study about epilepsy in 1770 (Traite de l'epilepsie). This is the first edition in Dutch language. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Moses Descends from Mount Sinai] Descendit de Monte Sinai, tenens Tabulas in manibus: Videbantq: Filii Israel cornutam faciem ejus

      Rome 1774 - A stunning plate from "Logge di Rafaele nel Vaticano": with contemporary colouring of the highest quality from the golden age of the hand-coloured print. The main panel shows Moses coming down from Mount Sinai, holding the tablets bearing the ten words of the Covenant, his face "horned from the conversation of the Lord". Aaron and the children of Israel seeing the face of Moses "horned" are afraid to come near. A very fine image from the second part of a work titled "Loggie di Rafaele nel Vaticano" depicting the decorative work executed by Raphael and his assistants between 1518-1519 in the Vatican. They were drawn by Gaetano Savorelli, a Roman painter and draughtsman best known for his Raphael drawings, and Pietro Camporesi, a Roman architect, who worked for Pope Clemens XIII and Pius VI on rooms for the Vatican Museum. The first to illustrate the famous frescoes, these beautiful plates were probably planned as early as 1760, but were not executed until 1772 to 1776. The plate is remarkable not only as the first important visual record of Raphael's work, but also for the quality of the hand-colouring - the work on this image is, in our opinion, some of the greatest to be produced in Europe during the whole of the eighteenth century: the golden age of the hand-coloured print. They were remarkable not just for their size and magnificent colouring, but also because of the influence they had on contemporary taste. The decision was made to "borrow" elements from Raphael's Vatican tapestries and insert them where the original frescoes were in too poor a state to be legible. The finished plates therefore represented an amalgam of design elements presented with a crisp freshness of colour that held enormous appeal and did much to stimulate the taste for the "grotesque" in the Neo-classical period. A year after the death of his principal patron Julius II, Raphael succeeded Donato Bramante in 1514 as the official Vatican architect. Having previously adorned the "Stanze" or chambers of Julius on the second floor of the papal apartments in the Vatican palace, he was commissioned by Leo X in 1517 to decorate the adjacent Logge. He designed an elaborate cycle of ornamental frescoes for the room's ceiling vaults, doors and auxiliary pillars, which were executed by his assistants Giulio Romano and Giovanni da Udine. Twelve of the quadrilateral ceiling vaults were adorned with murals of familiar Old Testament scenes and one with a scene from the New Testament, while the more decorative frescoes painted on the pilasters by Udine were covered with imaginative compositions of 'grotesque' motifs like foliage, fruit, and chimerical beasts. Cf. Brunet IV, 1110 & 1111; cf. Berlin "Kat". 4068 & 4066; "Raphael Invenit: Stampe da Rafaello" (1985) Ottaviano 22; cf. "Raphael: Reproduktions-graphik aus vier Jahrhunderten" (Coburg 1984) 104 & no. 245. Copper engraving, on two joined sheets, by Ottaviani after drawings by Savorelli and Camporesi, printed in light brown coloured ink with contemporary hand-colouring. Neat marginal restoration.

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        DISCURSO SOBRE EL FOMENTO DE LA INDUSTRIA POPULAR

      - Discurso sobre el fomento de la industria popular.- Madrid, Antonio de Sancha, 1774; en 8º pergamino de época, 4 hojas, CXCVIII páginas y 1 hoja.blanca. Palau nº 263681. Primera edición, de esta clásica obra de la economía española de finales del siglo XVIII. Buen ejemplar.

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        MEMOIRS OF A PEG-TOP. By the author of Adventures of a Pincushion. (Price Six Pence.)

      111 pages. Illustrated with an engraved frontispiece and 27 woodcuts in the text. Original Dutch floral boards. Almost certainly the first edition, as the majority of copies located have 108 pages, which would normally indicate a later printing. Re-backed at some time; frontispiece and last leaf laid down; boards worn and rubbed; the occasional mark; else a very good copy of a classic 18th century title. Mary Ann Kilner (nee Maize, was the childhood friend of Thomas and Dorothy Kilner.' She married Thomas in 1774. Her first book, Familiar Dialogues for the Instruction and Amusement of Children of Four and Five years Old, was publishedin 1781. Her most famous work, The Adventures of a Pincushion, was published approximately two years later.

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        Il Corpo Umano, o breve storia dove con nuovo metodo si descrivono in Compendio tutti gli Organi suoi, e i loro principali uffizj, per istruire a bene intendere, secondo il nuovo sistema, la Teorica, e pratica Medicinale.

      appresso Girolamo Dorigoni,, in Venezia, 1774 - 2 parti In-4° (243x180mm), pp. (8), 181. Segue: Giorgio Baglivi, "De Fibra Motrice, & Morbosa; nec non de Experimentis, ac Morbis Salivae, Bilis, Sanguinis, ubi obiter de Respiratione, & Somno. De Statice aeris, & liquidorum per observationes Barometricas, & Hydrostaticas, ad usum respirationis explicata. De Circulatione Sanguinis in testudine, ejusdemque Cordis Anatome. Epistola ad Alexandrum Pascoli", pp. 46. Legatura coeva p. pergamena rigida. Vignetta xilografica al titolo con scena di sala anatomica con un consesso di medici attorno a un cadavere. 20 tavv. incise su rame a p. pag. con raffigurazioni di anatomia esterna ed interna del corpo umano (l'antiporta allegorica, incisa dal Frezza da invenzione di Giuseppe Laudati, è posposta in fine, prima delle tavv. anatomiche). Sparse fioriture e aloni marginali di lieve entità. Buon esemplare. Riedizione veneziana di questo importante trattato anatomico pubblicato per la prima volta nel 1700 dal Costantini di Perugia e seguito dall'importantissima epistola del Baglivi. La trattazione del Baglivi è di rilievo anche maggiore di quella del Pascoli, costituendo uno dei testi fondamentali nella storia della fisiologia dei muscoli. Il Pascoli (Perugia, 1669-Roma, 1757), fu professore di anatomia e in seguito di medicina all'Archiginnasio di Roma. Il Baglivi (Ragusa di Dalmazia, 1668-Roma, 1706) fu professore di anatomia e chirurgia alla Sapienza. Cfr. Blake, p. 339. Waller, 7217. Hirsch, I, 228. Garrison, "History of Medecine", 258-59. Castiglioni, "Storia della medicina", I, p. 492. De Renzi, IV, p. 297. Graesse, V, 149. Krivatsy, 8641. Cfr. Wellcome, IV, 312. Poggendorff, II, 370.

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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

      London: Printed for J. Dodsley in Pall-Mall, 1774 - First edition. 2 vols., 4to (31.5 x 24.5 cm). Published by Mrs. Eugenia Stanhope, from the Originals now in her Possession. Engraved frontispiece portrait in volume I. [4], vii, [1, blank], 568; [4], 606, [1, errata], [1, blank] pp. In later tan paper spine and blue boards. Fine. Only copy we have seen uncut. Gulick 2; Rothschild 596 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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. In two volumes

      London:: J. Dodsley,, 1774.. First Edition. 4to, pp. [vi], [viii], 568; [iv], 606,[1]. Engraved frontispiece portrait in volume I by J. Vitalba after a painting by William Hoare. Bound in contemporary boards, calf backs and tips, rubbed, worn at joints and edges, some foxing, soiling and minor stains, generally a very good tight copy. First issue with half-title, errata leaf at the end of volume 2; first issue with "quia uroit" line 16, page 55 in volume 1. With the contemporary ownership inscription and bookplates of Sir Archibald Grant of Monymoske. Housed in a custom cloth slipcase. Rothschild 596; Gulick 2; Aresty p. 310; not in Heltzel (which lists a 20th century reprint). These 395 letters were prepared for publication by his widow, Lady Chesterfield, within a year of his death. When Lord Chesterfield&#39;s illegitimate son turned five, the Earl began to write a series of letters of advice and wisdom to him. These letters were never intended for publication, but when Lord Chesterfield died, his son&#39;s widow (his son had died at age 36) realized that his letters to her late husband were a valuable property. Both Edward Gibbon and Horace Walpole declined an invitation to edit the letters for publication. Shortly after their refusal, Mrs. Stanhope signed a contract with James Dodsley. He agreed to pay her 1500 guineas for the right to publish the letters and immediately advertised in London newspapers (November 1773) that they would be &#39;speedily published&#39;; the forthcoming book was advertised for the following February and March (1774). & Angry at Chesterfield&#39;s refusal to patronize his Dictionary, Samuel Johnson censured the Letters for "teach[ing] the morals of a whore, and the manners of a dancing master," but even he admitted that they "might be made a very pretty book. Take out the immorality, and it should be put into the hands of every young gentleman.

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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.

      J. Dodsley, London 1774 - First edition. Two volumes. 4to. [4], vii, [1], 568; [4], 606, [1]pp. Engraved frontispiece portrait. First state (Type A) with text at I, 55, uncorrected. Contemporary full calf; spines in six compartments, gilt; gilt titles. Portrait lightly offset to title page. Both half titles are present, as well as the errata sheet at II, [607]. Beautifully and nearly imperceptibly rebacked with the original spines (lightly sunned) laid on; paper lightly toned, else a very good and quite impressive, set. Gulick, No. 2, type A. A nice set of a cornerstone of English letters, on the fine art of becoming a man of the world and a gentleman. Reprinted many times and still in print today. ESTC T136181. Lowndes . 434. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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 possessioin. In two volumes. Vol. I. [II.]

      London Printed for J. Dodsley 1774 - The First Edition of this Classic Epistolary Collection CHESTERFIELD, Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of. 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 possessioin. In two volumes. Vol. I. [II.] London: Printed for J. Dodsley, 1774. First edition, first state, with the "quia uroit" error on line 16, p. 55 of Volume I. Two large quarto volumes (11 1/2 x 9 inches; 294 x 229 mm.). [4], vii, [1, blank], 568; [4], 606, [1, errata], [1, blank] pp. Complete with the engraved frontispiece portrait in Volume I, both half-titles and errata. Early full tan calf boards, rebacked to style. Front hinge of volume I, cracked but firm and professionally reinforced. Boards ruled in gilt. Spine labels printed in red and green and lettered in gilt. Spines stamped in gilt in compartments. Boards edges gilt. All edges dyed red. Marbled endpapers. Volume I with some minor chipping to headcap and some cracking along outer joint. Chesterfield was well-known among his contemporaries as a witty, urbane man of the world. The letters in this collection are to his illegitimate son, and they span a thirty year period (1738-1768), ending only with the premature death of young Stanhope. The letters attempted to inculcate both knowledge and manners and present an unmatched picture of proper British breeding and social graces. The many subsequent editions of this work attests to the high esteem in which they were held, justly earning Chesterfield's Letters a place of honor in English literary history. Rothschild 596. HBS 65607. $1,500 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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.

      J. Dodsley, London 1774 - First edition. Two volumes. 4to. [4], vii, [1], 568; [4], 606, [1]pp. Engraved frontispiece portrait. Second state (Type B) with text at I, 55, corrected. Contemporary full calf; spines in six compartments, gilt; gilt titles. Portrait lightly offset to title page. Both half titles are present, as well as the errata sheet at II, [607]. Nicely rebacked in calf with the originallettering labels laid on; paper lightly toned, else a very good and quite impressive, set. Gulick notes that the error on page I, 55 was apparently noticed while the sheets were being printed and thus corrected. A nice set of the Letters, a cornerstone of Engllish literature. . Reprinted 27 times in the 18th century and still in print today. Gulicj 2B. ESTC T136181. Lowndes . 434. Neither the ESTC nor Lowndes distinguish between states A and B. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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. In two volumes

      printed for J. Dodsley, in Pall-mall M.DCC.LXXIV [1774], London - Two quarto volumes complete, in English, Latin and French. [4],vii,[1],568; [4],606,[2, errata]pp, with half-titles, engraved frontispiece portrait (in vol. I) by J. Vitalba after William Hoare. Contemporary calf, boards framed with French fillets, spines, in five compartments, rebacked, original red morocco lettering and numbering pieces gilt laid down, later marbled end papers, all edges gilt. An excellent, wide-margined set, bindings tight and secure, some gatherings moderately foxed but generally clean and bright. Gulick 2B. Rothschild 596. Lowndes 434. Gibson's Library, p. 94. First Edition, Second State (with misprint "quia uroit," corrected to "qui auroit," vol. I, p. 55, line 16). Written almost daily beginning in 1737, Lord Chesterfield's famous letters, to his illegitimate son, conceived in Flanders when Chesterfield was ambassador at The Hague, "are full of sensible instruction, admirably expressed, more particularly in matters of good breeding . . ." (Oxford Companion to English Literature). Chesterfield's widow prepared the 395 letters for publication within a year of his death, and the work won immediate popularity. Like the 'Meditations' of Marcus Aurelius, these are a timeless collection of moral lessons drawn from a life well-lived, an elegantly written vade mecum, with instruction on behaving ethically and on the art of becoming a gentleman and man of the world. Arguably the finest collection of letters in English (and certainly among the most edifying), an epistolary classic (reprinted 27 times in the eighteenth century alone and still in print today). N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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