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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

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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'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'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 'speedily published'; the forthcoming book was advertised for the following February and March (1774). & Angry at Chesterfield'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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        Letters written by The Late Right Honourable Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield, to his Son Philip Stanhope, esq; lates envoy extraordinary at the Court of Dresden: together with several other pieces on various subjects. Complete in 2 Volumes

      Published by Mrs. Eugenia Stanhope, `from the originals now in her possession` and Printed for J. Dodsley; London. 1774 - Good-. Contemporaneous full calf is worn and all the joints are cracked. Five raised bands and gilt lettered calf tile to spines. The boards to vol. I are detached. Armorial bookplate to front pastedowns. Very light foxing and minor thumbing first few leaves of each volume and free front endpapers and rear free endpaper to vol. II are detached. Small wormhole to blank margin of first group of leaves. vii, 568pp and 606pp. [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 [Complete in Two Volumes]

      London : Printed For J. Dodsley 1774 - Portrait frontis illustrated. Notes: Some letters in French or Latin followed by an English translation. Tail-pieces. Subjects: Conduct of life--Early works to 1800. Etiquette--Early works to 1800. Rothschild 596. Full contemporary calf professionally rebacked with raised bands, gilt cross-borders and contrasting red calf gilt-blocked labels. The panels too have been corner repaired in matching calf. Very impressively finished - scans on request. 5 Kg. 0 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      J. Dodsley, London 1774 - Second edition. 8vo. Four volumes. Contemporary binding of full polished calf; spines in 6 compartments with simple gilt rules; red morocco lettering pieces, gilt. Engraved frontispiece portrait of the Earl of Chesterfield in volume one. Hinges cracked but firm; light edgewear; closed marginal tear to the portrait into the lettering at the bottom, without loss; else a very good set. Gulick 5. ESTC T80892. [Attributes: 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. together with several other pieces on various subjects: [complete in 4 volumes]

      London : Printed for J. Dodsley in Pall Mall 1774 - Physical description: 4v. , frontis. (port. , vol. 1) ; 22cm. Subject: Chesterfield, Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of, 1694-1773 - Correspondence. Stanhope, Philip, 1732-1768 - Correspondence. Young men - Conduct of life - Early works to 1800. Referenced by: ESTC, T143974. Referenced by: Gulick, 6. Notes: "Published by Mrs. Eugenia Stanhope, from the originals now in her possession" --title page. Good copies bound in contemporary full aniline calf. Gilt-blocked leather labels to spines with raised bands. Spine bands and panels somewhat dulled and rubbed as with age. Some surface marks and scuffs to boards. Corners bumped. Some light marginal dust-toning. Hinges starting to volume 1. Remains quite well-preserved overall. Provenance: Kikrham Grammar School Library with their bookplate to front pastedown. 2 Kg. 1 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Kst.- Karte, v. von Gustav Conrad Lotter n. Niebuhr bei Tob. Conrad Lotter, "Terrae Yemen maxima pars ...

      . mit altem Flächenkolorit,, dat. 1774, 56 x 36,5 (H). Oben links die Titelkartusche. Die seltene Karte zeigt den Yemen. Gustav Conrad Lotter ( 1746 - 1776 ) war der Sohn von Tobias Conrad Lotter

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        An Account of the Ancient Division of the English Nation into Hundreds and Tithings: the happy effects of that excellent institution; -that it would be equally beneficial to all other Nations and Countries, as well under monarchical as republican establishments;-and that, to the English Nation in particular, it would afford an effectual means of reforming the Corruption of Parliaments by rendering the Representation of the People perfectly equal, in exact numerical Proportion, to the total Number of Householders throughout the whole Realm. Intended as an Appendix to several Tracts on National Defence, &

      London: Printed by Galabin and Baker. 1774 - FIRST AND ONLY EDITION. 8vo (in 4s), 205 x 128 mms., pp. 370, original boards, uncut; boards a bit knocked about and soiled, spine defective, an unprepossessing copy of a book as issued. Sharp (1735 - 1813) published over sixty works in his lifetime, though he is often remembered today for his association with Wilberforce in the attempt to abolish the slave trade. In this work, he argues rather presciently for universal enfranchisement. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      London: Printed by W. Boyer and J. Nichols for J. Nourse, 1774. First edition. 4to (284 x 223 mm). 3 folding maps and 12 folding views and diagrams and 11 letterpress folding tables. viii, 253, [2] pp. Contemporary sprinkled calf, morocco label, spine gilt, edges blue. Frontispiece map loose, small tear neatly repaired without loss. A beautiful copy. Hill p. 207; Sabin 62572; NMM 805; Lande Supplement S 1788. Provenance: Mrs Howe (presentation inscription); with Westport House (County, Mayo, Ireland) bookplate Case E Shelf 3. Bookplate of Marvyn Carton . The Phipps-Lutwidge expedition of the "Racehorse" and "Carcass" was to try and determine how far navigation towards the North Pole was possible. They sailed as far north as 80°48°N and journeyed along the ice barrier from Spitsbergen to Novaya Zemlya without finding further northern passage through the ice. While not attaining as much as they had hoped, Phipps did include important details of Spitsberg's natural history and resources. It is an "important addition to early nautical science" (Hill). Horatio Nelson, at fourteen, was Captain Lutwidge's coxswain on the "Carcass" during this voyage. Nelson and another slipped out one night to shoot a bear for the skin - Nelson wanted to give it to his father - they ran out of ammunition and were only rescued from their difficulties when the "Carcass" fired its gun and scared the bear away. Richard Westall's painting of Nelson attacking the bear is in the National Maritime Museum A superb contemporary binding, with a significant presentation, inscribed on half-title "To the Honble Mrs. Howe / from her obedient servant / The Author." Mrs Howe was wife of Richard Howe, British naval officer and politician. Westport, the Howe residence, is one of the great houses of western Ireland. Howe, whose ship the Dunkirk fired the first shots of the Seven Years' War, was MP for Dartmouth for 30 years, and in the late 1760s a member of the Board of Admiralty (hence the connection with Phipps, whose uncle Augustus Hervey was also a member). The early period of the "American War of Independence when Howe was commander-in-chief in North America, was then and is still the most controversial of his long career. For most of his command his younger brother Major-General Sir William Howe commanded the army in the colonies. Much has been written of their combined approach to hostilities, torn between conciliation and aggression, and the extent to which they exceeded or ignored instructions." (DNB). Phipps was later a member of the Admiralty board and a key adviser to Sandwich in the unsuccessful British strategy to retain the American colonies A beautiful copy

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        Of the Origin and Progress of Language. Second Edition [volumes 1 and 3]. With large Additions and Corrections. To which are annexed, Three Dissertations, Viz. 1. Of the Formation of the Greek Language. 2. Of the Sound of the Greek Language. 3. Of the Composition of the Ancients; and particularly of that of Demosthenes [volume 2 only].

      Edinburgh: Printed for J. Balfour Edinburgh inter alia; and T Cadell. London - 1792 1774 - FIRST EDITION of volumes 2, 4, 5, and 6. 6 volumes. 8vo, 217 x 136 mms., pp. x, xi [xii blank], 678; xi [xii blank], 588; xv [xvi blank], 466; xli [xlii Errata], 463 [464 blank]; xxxi [xxxii blank], 471 [472 blank, 473 Errata and notice to binder]; lii [liii Errata, liv blank], 473 [474 blank], with volumes 4, 5, and 6 printed in half-sheets, contemporary polished calf (probably Scottish), spines richly gilt, red and green morocco labels, bindings almost uniform except for the first three volumes lettered in Roman and the last three in Arabic numerals and minor variations in tools; spines slightly rubbed, heavier to volume 1 with lettering indistinct and a few chips, but a handsome set, with the early 19th century autograph of "Joseph [?W L] Shirreff" on the front paste-down end-paper and the small armorial bookplate, in the shape of a balloon with motto "Justitia" at the top, with "J. L. Shirreff" underneath on the front paste-down end-paper For the record, here are the imprints in volumes 2 - 6: volume 2, Edinburgh: Printed for J. Balfour.And T. Cadell., 1774; volume 3: London: Printed for T. Cadell.and J. Balfour, Edinburgh, 1786; volume 4: Edinburgh: Printed for J. Bell, Edinburgh and T. Cadell., 1787; volume 5: Edinburgh: Printed for J. Bell.and T. Cadell., 1789; volume 6: Edinburgh: Printed for Bell & Bradfute.and T. Cadell., 1792. A portrait was added to some copies, but it is not "called for." The fullest account of Monboddo's work on language is found in Iain Maxwell Hammett's Ph. D. dissertation (1985), "Lord Monboddo's Of the origin and progress of language: its sources, genesis and background, with special attention to the Advocates' Library." In his Oxford DNB entry on Monboddo, Dr. Hammett writes, "Essentially an attack on Locke's fashionable theory of ideas as the source of scepticism and materialism in Hume and the French Enlightenment, Monboddo's work was recognized in France, Italy, and Germany. It was translated in part into German by E. A. Schmidt (1784–6) and praised by J. G. von Herder, who attributed the British notices of the first volume to a conspiracy in defence of Locke. British criticisms, which included vicious attacks in the Edinburgh Magazine and Review (1773–6) and in Dissertations: Moral and Critical (1783) by his friend James Beattie, culminated in John Horne Tooke's Lockian assault on Monboddo and Harris in The Diversions of Purley (1786). A century later, the ninth edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica (1875–89) found neo-Kantianism implicit in Monboddo's 'intimate knowledge of Greek philosophy' and Darwinism in 'His idea of studying man as one of the animals, and of collecting facts about savage tribes to throw light on the problems of civilisation.'" Alston records that volumes I and III were reprinted as a "second" edition in 1774 and 1786 as the publishers discovered that they had not printed a sufficient number. Some copies have mixed sets accordingly. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Catalogue raisonné d'une collection de médailles. [AUTOGRAPH COPY].

      (Leipzig, Breitkopf, 1774). - Crown quarto (270 x 215mm). Pp. viii, 162, (2) Corrections (verso blank). Large engraved illustration to title-page; large engraved head-and tail-pieces. Fine copperplate impressions of medals on the letterpress throughout. Half-title present. Hardcover, handsomely bound in contemporary full tree calf, spine with raised bands between 7 compartments, richly gilt, crimson morocco label gilt, gilt edges to boards moderately rubbed, marbled endpapers, all edges red, green ribbon marker, sides bit rubbed. Excellent copy, bright interior in fine condition, beautifully preserved. ~ Provenance: Autograph Copy, Signed. With a hand-written dedication by the author to "Monsieur le Landes Hauptmann De Schoenberg". First and probably only edition. Published, without imprint, by Bernhard Christoph Breitkopf of Leipzig, who was also the printer. Carl Adolph Gottlob von Schachmann (1725-1789). Rare. OCLC 57294217 locates Cambridge and Glasgow only; KVK adds British Library and Oxford; Union Catalog Northern Germany; and National Library of France. Not in Brunet nor Graesse.

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        Morborum antiquitates.

      Breslau, J. F. Korn, 1774. - Collegit ex optimus quibusque auctoribus recensuit, ordinavit et suo quemvis morbum loco collocandum curavit. (12 Bl.), 272 S., (8 Bl.). Lederband der Zeit mit Rückenschild und floraler Rülckenvergoldung ornamentale Deckelbordüre, Außen- und Stehkantenvergoldung (Kapitale gering berieben, Hinterdeckel mit kleiner Fehlstelle im Bezug). Erste Ausgabe. - Blake 188; Waller 13491; Garrison/Morton 2376: 'Pp. 85-100: "Lists 191 semeiological varieties of syphilis described in the period" (Garrison). - Viel beachtetes Sammelwerk mit wichtigen Nachrichten und zahlreichen Exzerpten aus mehreren bis dahin unbekannten Schriftstellern, die dann in viele spätere Werke übergegangen sind (vgl. Haeser III, 238). - C. G. Gruner (1744-1815) war Prof. der Medizin in Jena und "im letzten Viertel des 18. Jh. die Zierde der medizinischen Fakultät. Sein ungeheures Wissen und seine vorzügliche klassisch-philologische Bildung machten ihn zum bedeutendsten Medizinhistoriker seines Jahrhunderts" (NDB VII, 231). - Schönes, nur gering gebräuntes Exemplar. Titel verso mit Bibl.-Stempel und Abgabevermerk. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Traité de Méchanique

      Twelve folding engraved plates. viii, 440 pp. Large 4to, cont. marbled sheep (carefully rebacked), spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. Paris: la Veuve Desaint, 1774. First edition. "This textbook of mechanics was written with the assistance of Legendre and contains some of his earliest work. The introduction spells out the principles of mechanics and deals with the theories of movement and equilibrium. Following the usual division of the subject into statics and dynamics, the first part deals with the center of gravity and machines, while the second part deals with the free movement of a body, its movement on a path and the mutual influence of several bodies. It is the second part which reflects Legendre's contributions."-Roberts & Trent, Bibliotheca Mechanica, p. 216. Marie (1738-1810), was professor of philosophy and mathematics at the Sorbonne. Among his students was Legendre, with whom he arranged for the publication of Lagrange's classic Méchanique Analitique (1788). Fine copy. Ex Bibliotheca Mechanica. .

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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. - [4],132pp. Half title. Bound to style in three-quarter calf and marbled boards, spine gilt extra, leather label. Half title lightly soiled, contemporary ownership inscription ("Thos. Sinclair"). Light scattered foxing and soiling to text; p.15 torn at edge, not affecting text. Very good. The Journals of the first Continental Congress, describing its meetings from Sept. 5, 1774 to Oct. 26, 1774, and one of the most basic documents of the American Revolution. This is the first issue of 132 pages, preceded in publication sequence only by a very rare misdated state of the titlepage. 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 titlepage 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. HOWES J263, "b." NAIP w020577. HILDEBURN 3036.

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        La storia del Regno dell'Imperatore Carlo-Quinto. Preceduta da una Descrizione de' Progressi della Società in Europa dalla distruzione dell'Impero Romano fino al principio del Secolo Decimosesto.

      s.n.,, In Colonia, 1774 - Sei volumi di cm. 16, pp. xxx, 424; 508 (2); 500; 559; 514; 516. Leg. coeva in mezza pergamena e cartonato rigido, dorsi lisci con titoli in oro su tasselli verdi. Una medaglia incisa a ciascun frontespizio, capolettera e testatine decorati. Esemplare genuino e ben conservato. Un timbretto di biblioteca religiosa estinta ai frontespizi. Interessante prima traduzione italiana sulla stampa inglese del 1769. Si tratta certamente di uno degli studi più completi ed accreditati sulla figura dell'imperatore Carlo V. Non comune a reperirsi completo come il presente esemplare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        HISTORY OF THE RISE, INCREASE AND PROGRESS, OF THE QUAKERS

      1774 - SEWEL, William. THE HISTORY OF THE RISE, INCREASE AND PROGRESS, OF THE CHRISTIAN PEOPLE CALLED QUAKERS; WITH SEVERAL REMARKABLE OCCURRENCES INTERMIXED. Written originally in Low-Dutch, and also translated into English, by William Sewell. The Third Edition, corrected. Burlington, New-Jersey: Printed and Sold by Isaac Collins, 1774. Folio. xii,812,[16] pp. Text leaves show intermittent light to heavy foxing throughout, though mostly light (the text is definitely readable), with occasional soiling and staining from pressed leaves and flowers. Two leaves (5w & 5Y) have closed tears. A few mid-nineteenth century notations in margins. In an elegantly-designed contemporary American binding of full calf which, despite age and wear, is still rather handsome. The spine has a red morocco label, which is decorated with simple gilt swags at the top and bottom edge, and a gilt single-rule on either side of the five raised bands. Tucked-in at the back of the volume is the remnant of a blue and green headband. In general, the binding is rubbed all over, with a few small stains on the sides, and the fore-corners are rounded. In particular, the lower board has a small area where the leather is skinned; also, the spine has been carefully patched at the crown. A nice copy of an American imprint and binding; scarce thus. (Evans 13607). William Sewel (Dutch, 1654-1720) was a Quaker historian and this is his principal work. It was largely undertaken to correct the misrepresentations of Historia Quakeriana (Amsterdam, 1695) and was first published in Dutch at Amsterdam, 1717. Sewel spent twenty-five years preparing his work and based it upon a mass of correspondence, George Fox's Journal, and, for the public history, Clarendon's Rebellion and Ludlow's Memoirs. Its accuracy has never been impugned, and it remains a classical authority. (D.N.B.)

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        Manuscript Deed to a Piece of Land in Essex County, New Jersey, with Legal Description, April 12, 1774. [With:] Manuscript Map of the above Tract of Land on Canoe Brook, Sept. 20, 1774

      Elizabeth, New Jersey, april 12, 1774 - The document, written in a neat secretarial hand, if for a tract of land on Canoe Brook in Essex County, New Jersey, near "the Road that crosses the Mountains from Newark to Morris Town", that is being sold by to Frederick Jones by Jonathan Hampton. A complete legal descvription is included, chock full of legal and surveyors' jargon. The document is signed by Hampton, and by Mary Jouet and W. Williams as witnesses. Accompanying the deed is a survey map of the property, showing the relationship to the Newark Road and to Canoe Brook Road, executed and signed by William Bott (CANOE BROOK, NEW JERSEY) Folio. 2-1/2 pp., pen and ink on a large folio sheet. Map in pen and ink, partly colored, on a separate sheet, executed and signed by William Bott. Neat repair on verso of breaks in old folds, some spotting, else quite good [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        State-Papers and Letters, Addressed to William Carstares, Confidential Secretary to K. William during the whole of his Reign

      W. Strahan and T. Cadell; John Balfour, Edinburgh and London 1774 - Title continued: afterwards Principal of the Univerfity of Edinburgh. Relating to Public Affairs in Great-Britain, but more particularly in Scotland, during the Reigns of K. William and Q. Anne. xii, 800 p. Full tree calf with gold impressing. Hinges and corners repaired. Some foxing and minor soiling within. William Carstares (1649-1715), Presbyterian minister and a leader of the Scottish church, worked for the union of England and Scotland, served as principal of the University of Edinburgh, and was four times moderator of the general assembly of the Church of Scotland. This collection of his papers contains a biography, proceedings in the Scottish parliament, letters, petitions, etc. The editor, Dr. Joseph McCormick (1733-1799), was Principal of the United College, St. Andrews and a grand-nephew of Carstares. Perhaps he was a bit like his grand-uncle, for politics, not preaching, was his preferred pastime. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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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        1774 Philadelphia Deed between William Allen, Chief Justice of Pennsylvania and the richest man in the colony, and Thomas Irland

      Philadelphia:. 1774.. Fine. Deed between the wealthiest merchant in Philadelphia and later Chief Justice of Pennsylvania, and a Thomas Irland (sic), for Philadelphia land between Second and Green Streets, dated March 24th 1774, signed by Matthew Clarkson, who was the mayor at the time and Thomas Irland, with witnesses Edward Bonsall and Frederick Sumfield. Two red wax seals next to the Clarkson and Irland signatures. & & William Allen (1704 - 1780) was a wealthy merchant and land owner who profited from his close connection to the family of the founder of the colony, William Penn. Allen was a merchant who traded with the West Indies, a privateer, a land owner and investor in iron and copper mines. He became the Chief Justice of the Province of Pennsylvania, served as mayor of the city, founded Allentown, and supported the expedition in search of the Northwest Passage. Allen took the British side in the Revolution, being opposed to the idea of independence as unnecessary and unjustifiable. 26 x 17" on thick vellum, with original folds. Receiving Deed notes on verso.

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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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