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

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

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        Journal du Voyages de Montaigne en Italie par la Suisse & L'allmagne en 1580 & 1581

      Le Jay, Romle 1774 - Deux volumes cuir marbréusure des coiffes et coins. edition sur 3 volumes tome1 214 pp tome 2 323pp [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        North America, As Divided amongst The European Powers. By Samuel Dunn, Mathematician.

      Robert Sayer, London 1774 - Engraving with original line hand-color. Printed for Robt. Sayer No. 53 Fleet Street as the Act directs 10 Jany. 1774. Sheet size: 13 1/2 x 18 1/2". Inventory#: p1449pmat.

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        Letters Written By the Late Right Honourable Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield, to His Son, Philip Stanhope; Together with Miscellaneous Works of Lord Chesterfield (5 Volumes in all)

      London: J. Dodsley; Edward and Charles Dilly; T. Sherlock, et. Al., 1774. First Edition. Full Leather. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾. Book. 1174, 1777, 1778. Five volumes with matching full contemporary calf combining 2 vols of Letters and 3 vols. of "Miscellaneous Works of the Late Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield, Consisting of Letters to his Friends, never before printed, and various other articles. To which are Prefixed Memoirs of his Life, Tending to Illustrate the Civil, Literary, and political, History of his Time. By M Maty.". Vol 3 thereof entitled " . . . Consisting of Political Tracts, and Poems; Completing The Edition of His Lordship's Work Began by Dr. Maty, Collected, Arranged and Revised by B. W. of the Inner-Temple." vii + 567 + 606 + errata page (referring to vol 1) + 293 + 587 + 304, with indices, plates, etc. Complete. Bookplates in each volume on contemporary marbled FFP of Beaufort (Duke of Beaufort?). Some scattered foxing. Contemporary calf somewhat dry on boards. Spine, with labels and decoration (6 panels each) perhaps a little faded but no loss. Overall a very good copy, if not better, and very rare as a five volume set.

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        THE WORKS OF JOHN WOOLMAN. IN TWO PARTS. [including] A JOURNAL OF THE LIFE, GOSPEL LABOURS, AND CHRISTIAN EXPERIENCES OF THAT FAITHFUL MINISTER OF JESUS CHRIST, JOHN WOOLMAN, LATE OF MOUNT-HOLLY, IN THE PROVINCE OF NEW-JERSEY. [and] . . . PART THE SECOND. CONTAINING HIS LAST EPISTLE AND HIS OTHER WRITINGS

      Philadelphia: Printed by Joseph Crukshank, 1774. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. xiv,[2],436 pp. Each part with separate title page. Contemporary speckled calf, raised bands, manuscript paper title label. Contemporary ink ownership inscription, "Mary Olney's 1775," on title. Additional autograph of Mary Olney pasted on rear pastedown. Ex-library from the Friends School of Providence, bearing 19th-century paper spine label, institutional inkstamps on front free endpaper and p. [iii], and ink call number on p. [iii]. Calf worn, joints starting, mild foxing. A very good copy. "An autobiographical masterpiece, rivalled in 18th century America only by that of Franklin" (Howes). The works of colonial Quaker preacher and abolitionist John Woolman (1720-1772), containing his famous journal and early anti-slavery essay, "Some Considerations on the Keeping of Negroes." & & This copy bears the signature of Mary Olney Brown (1743-1798), second wife of Moses Brown. Moses Brown (1738-1836) was the youngest of the four Brown brothers who helped found Brown University in 1764. Members of a prosperous merchant family of Providence, the Browns financed the disastrous voyage of the slave ship Sally in the 1760s, and eldest brother John Brown remained one of America's most active and notorious slave traders into the 1790s. Moses, however, distanced himself from the slave trade after the Sally affair and further withdrew from the family business in 1773 during a spiritual crisis brought upon by the illness and death of his first wife, Anna. That same year, as he became increasingly involved with the antislavery Quakers of Rhode Island, he renounced slavery entirely and freed the last of his own slaves. Brown was formally accepted as a member of the Friends Meeting in 1774 and went on to follow in the tradition of John Woolman as one of early America's most committed and influential early abolitionists. Mary Olney, a fellow Rhode Island Quaker, married Brown in 1779. EVANS 13782. HOWES W-669, "aa." SABIN 105211.

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        Beyträge zu der Mineral-Geschichte von Böhmen.

      Berlin, Christian Friedrich Himburg, 1774. 8vo (195 x 120mm). pp. (22), 162, with engraved title-vignette, one large folding handcoloured engraved map and 1 folded engraved plate. Contemporary half vellum, frontcover with large gilt coat of arms and monogram SAB (small damage to head of spine). Johann Jacob Ferber (1743-1790) was a Swedish mineralogist of wide repute and a student of Linnaeus. He became professor of mineralogy at St. Petersburg Academy (1783-86) and later was assistant commissioner of mines in Prussia. "He was an indefatigable traveller, and wrote interesting series of letters relating his impressions and observations during journeys in nearly all European countries" (Zittel p.41) . He is best known for his investigations of Austria-Hungary especially Bohemia. The first part of the present book has the following subtitle: 'Von der Lage und Eintheilung der Böhmischen Bergwerke...' and the second part: '' Naturgeschichte und Nachrichten von dem Betriebe der vornehmsten Böhmischen Bergwerke'. The large fine map 'Haupt Mappa über das an der Königl. Berg Stadt Joachimtahl gelegene Gebürg' is beautifully executed. A fine copy.//Zittel pp. 41 & 88; Olson, Bibliographia discipuli Linnaei, p. 129.

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        Manoscritto membranaceo spagnolo alle armi del Re di Spagna

      Manoscritto membranaceo spagnolo alle armi del Re di Spagna. Patente di nobiltà di Don Luis Bermudo Soriano y Dona Antonia Ortiz de Espinosa, datata 1774. Volume in - 4° (mm. 300 x 200). pieno marocchino rosso con ricchissime decorazioni in oro sui piani e sul dorso a sei nervi, con al centro l' arme del Re di Spagna. L' interno consta di 32 fogli in pergamena con testo calligrafato chiaramente entro riquadri a due colori (rosso e verde) decorati agli angoli, e grandi iniziali in oro, oltre testate e finaletti con vignette variamente dipinte. Contiene inoltre un grandissimo albero genealogico risalente a D. Ignacio Bermudo Soriano ripiegato f.t. e numerosi bellissimi stemmi a colori e oro compreso quello iniziale a piena pagina. Estremamente raro e perfettamente conservato.

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        Pommersches Magazin. Auf eigene Kosten und Verlag herausgegeben.

      Greifswald und Stralsund. Eigenverlag.1774-1782.. 6 Teile in einem Band. 21,5 x 15,5 cm. Original Pappband der Zeit mit Rückenschildchen. Berieben, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen, Bezugspapier am Rücken beschädigt.. Mit einem Porträt in Schattenriss von Gesterding, mit fünf Kupferstichen auf vier Tafeln. Behandelt u.a.; Rechtswissenschaft, Kirchengeschichte, Geographie, Staats-und Adelsgeschichte, Künste, Urkunden und Verordnungen. Sechs Teile jeweils mit eigenem Titelblatt, Widmungsblatt und Inhaltsangabe. Ab dem Jahre 1777 (dritter Teil) gedruckt in Rostock. Anfangs bis ca. Seite 30 oben kleiner Wasserrand. Buchschnitt etwas fleckig. Kleiner Stempel auf dem ersten Titelblatt. Insgesamt sehr schönes und sauberes Exemplar, so komplett selten. Christoph Gottfried Nicolaus G., aus einer alten braunschweigischen Familie, welche nach Stralsund und von dort nach Greifswald übersiedelte, war ein Sohn des Greifswalder Bürgermeisters und Landraths Johann Matthias G. (geb. 1691, 1763). Er wurde am 18. November 1740 zu Greifswald geboren, wo er am 28. Februar 1802 verstarb. Am 10. Mai 1763 ward er in Greifswald auf Grund seiner Inauguraldissertation: "De debito ex mercibus venditis residuo per novationem in mutuum gratuitum immutato jure praelationis ex jure Lubecensi non gaudente" zum Doctor beider Rechte promovirt und habilitirte sich bald darauf als Docent an der Universität, wählte jedoch später die praktische Laufbahn und ward ausübender Rechtsgelehrter. Als solcher setzte er die schriftstellerische Thätigkeit nicht nur in seiner Fachwissenschaft fort, sondern erwarb auch auf dem Gebiete pommerscher Geschichtsforschung hervorragende Verdienste, namentlich durch Herausgabe dreier Zeitschriften, "Pommersches Magazin", 1774-82, "Pommersches Museum", 1782-90, "Pommersche Mannigfaltigkeiten", 1796. (Quelle: Häckermann, Adolf, &quote;Gesterding, Christoph Gottfried Nicolaus", in: Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie 9 (1879), S. 126-127 [Onlinefassung])

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        THE COUNTRY JUSTICE. A Poem. By One of His Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the County of Somerset. Parts I, II and III

      London: Printed for T. Becket, the corner of the Adelphi in the Strand, 1774. Part I: [ii] half-title page, [ii] title page, [v]-vi, [7]-23 pages of text. Part II: lacks half-title. [ii] title, [v]-viii, [9]-27, [i] publisher's advertisement. Part III: [ii] half-title, [ii] title page, [ii] dedication, [7]-17 pages of text, [i] blank, [i] publisher's advertisement, [i] blank. Each part is individually bound in modern (circa 1960) blue stiff paper wrappers. Part I: published 1774. Part II: 1775. Part III: 1777. First editions. Minor to moderate foxing affecting several pages. An early hand has neatly penned the author's name on each title page. Page height measures 10+5/16".. First Edition. Paperback. Very good condition. Quarto (4to).

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        LEGENDE DU PLAN DU PORT-LOUIS [manuscript caption title]

      [N.p., but most likely Mauritius. Early to mid- 19th century].. Manuscript map, 18 x 33 inches. On wove paper. Handcolored. Two joined sheets. Old folds. Some ink burn at the neatline, causing separations. Light wear and soiling, a few small tears at edges. Small losses at central fold, affecting a few letters of legend. Very good. Handsome and highly detailed manuscript map of Port Louis, the capital of Mauritius, done in pen and watercolor, showing the town, surrounding countryside, and the harbor, with many points keyed and identified in the accompanying legend. The plots of land in the town are done in orange and brown, denoting developed and undeveloped parcels. The extensive battlements and defences are each identified. The map comprises two- thirds of the sheet, while the remaining third contains the extensive key. A pencil notation at the bottom of the sheet indicates that the map was done by M. d'Estaing and predates a memoire written by him in 1774. If so, this is almost certainly a later copy of that map. In his bibliography of Mauritius, Toussaint does indicate two maps done by M. d'Estaing in 1774, though neither matches this precisely. The Dutch were the first Europeans to become interested in the island, taking possession in 1598. After exploiting the island's dense forests for a century and introducing the cultivation of sugar cane and cotton, in 1710 the Dutch abandoned the colony. The French soon claimed it as "Ile de France," and the island remained under the control of the French East India Company until 1767. During the long war between France and England at the beginning of the 19th century, Mauritius proved to be an important strategic naval base, and as a result the British took charge of the island in 1810, and the Treaty of Paris confirmed official British possession in 1814. It remained an important sugar producing colony, and in the 20th century agricultural production was expanded to include tea, rice, and other produce.

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        An Essay on Circulation and Credit, in four Parts;

      London: For J. Ridley,, 1774. 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. Quarto (270 × 201 mm). Later half morocco and pebbled cloth, spine lettered gilt. Small circular library stamp of the National Liberal Club to title page and two other leaves, with their cancelled exlibris to front pastedown. 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. 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 (1715–1787) 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 (1747–51) 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).

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        STORIA NATURALE DELLA REGINA DELLE API. Coll'arte di formare gli Sciami del Signor. A cui si aggiunge la corripsondenza Epistolare dell'Autore con alcuni dotti Naturalisti, e tre Memorie dell'Ill. Sig. Bonnet di Ginevra sulle nuove scoperte dello stesso Schirac.

      Rizzardi,, Brescia, 1774 - in-8 gr., pp. XLVII, 312, leg. m. pelle coeva con tit. oro al d., piatti in cart. dec. Con 3 tavv. inc. in rame ripp. al fine.

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        "Bell's edition of Shakespeare's plays, as they are now performed at the theatres Royal in London; regulated from the prompt books of each houseÉ"

      London: printed for John Bell É and C. Etherington at York. 1774. "9 volumes, 12mo, each volume with an engraved title page, each play with a separately printed title page and an engraved frontispiece, portraits of Shakespeare and Garrick in volume 1, volume 9 contains a Life of Shakespeare and the poems; contemporary and almost certainly original calf- backed marbled boards, black morocco labels on spines; front cover loose on volume 1; volumes 2 and 3 length of spine with vertical crack; all joints cracked, extremities worn; yet still a compelling set, unrestored. ""All the plays were paginated and printed separately for the use of playgoers ... Like that of 1747, this edition (dedicated to Garrick) was accused of being the worst ever published. To be 'damned with faint praise' sometimes proves the best aid to sales, as in this case. It scored a greater success than any previous issue, one week alone witnessing the sale of 800 sets. Doubtless the beautiful copperplates helped the output considerably"" (Jaggard, p. 504)."

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        Oeuvres].

      Lyon, 1767-1774, - 6 titres en 2 vol. in-12. basane fauve marbrée, dos à nerfs cloisonnés et fleuronnés, tranches rouges (reliure de l'époque). Des épidermures sur un plat supérieur, coins abîmés, mais bon exemplaire. Il s'agit d'un petit recueil d'amateur réunissant six plaidoyers de l'avocat dauphinois Servan (1737-1807) : 1. Discours d'un avocat général, dans la cause du comte de **, et de la Dlle ***, chanteuse de l'Opéra Lyon, Sulpice Grabit, 1772, XXVIII-368 pp. Edition originale. Cioranescu, XVIII, 60149. - 2. Discours de M. Servan (.) dans la cause d'une femme protestante. Genève, et se trouve à Grenoble, chez J.-S. Grabit, 1767, [4]-112 pp. Edition originale. Cioranescu, 60148. - 3. Discours sur l'administration de la justice criminelle, prononcé par M. S**, avocat-général. Lyon, J.-S. Grabit, 1774, 116 pp. Cioranescu, 60147(pour l'originale de 1767). - 4. Discours de Mr S***, ancien avocat-général au Parlement de *** ; dans un procès sur une déclaration de grossesse. Lyon, Joseph-Sulpice Grabit, 1774, VIII-51.pp. Absent de Cioranescu.- 5. Discours sur les moeurs, prononcé au Parlement de Grenoble, en 1769. Lyon, Joseph-Sulpice Grabit, s.d., VIII-110 pp. Cioranescu, 60148 (pour l'originale de 1769). - 6. Mémoire pour la veuve Game. Lyon, Joseph-Sulpice Grabit, 1773, 111 pp. Absent de Cioranescu. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Processionale pro ecclesiis ruralibus ritibus romanae ecclesiae accommodatum responsaria, hymnos, antiphonas, psalmos, aliaque in processionibus dicenda compectens . Additis sub finem Laudibus Vespertinis de SS. Sacramento, & de beata Maria virgine.

      Architypographia Plantiniana, Antwerpiae 1774 - Titlepage, Index. Index responsoriorum, antiphonarium, hymnorum et plasmorum hujus processionalis: 3 ff, 124 pp, lxxxiij pp. Printed in 2 colors, black and red. Ex libris : S Meyers. 1 volumes. 180 g Full leather binding, blindstamped boards [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Recueil de questions, proposées à une société de savants, qui par ordre de sa majesté danoise font le voyage de l'Arabie. traduit de l'allemand.

      S.J. Baalde Amsterdam 1774 - First edition in French, 4to., [iv], xliv, 256, [xxx], 38pp., JAMES BRUCE'S COPY with a few pencil annotations, contemporary tree calf gilt, red morocco lettering piece, an excellent copy. Provenance: James Bruce (1730-1794), explorer, with "Bruce of Kinnaird" bookplate and several pencil annotations; Rosenkilde & Bagger, Cat.200, no.273 (1979); Dr. Bent Juel-Jensen (Amharic book label). The Recueil was published to accompany an edition of Description de l'Arabe by Carsten Neibuhr, issued by the same publishers in 1774. Neibuhr's expedition was organised under the auspices of Frederick V of Denmark. Of the five savants who went on the expedition, some were pupils of Michaelis, the most celebrated orientalist of his day, and it was to him that Frederick turned for a list of subjects to be investigated and questions to be asked. Bruce's explorations in Africa, and in particular the interior of Abysinnia, are described in his celebrated account Travels to Discover the Source of the Nile in the Years (1790). At the finish of his extraordinary voyage "he took ship for Marseilles, where he arrived on 23 March 1773. French savants flocked to meet the man whom most Europeans had long presumed to have vanished in the interior of Africa" (ODNB). The pencil annotations are to sections discussing Abyssinia. Gay 3366. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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        40 AL(S) - 40 eigenhändige Briefe, meist mit Unterschrift.

      . . Jean Baptiste Biot (1774-1862), French physicist, best known for his work on polarisation of light, associated with Laplace, Arago and Gay-Lussac (with whom he undertook the first balloon ascent for scientific purposes); in 1820 he discovered with Felix Savart the law which is known as "Biot and Savart law". - - Series of 40 autograph letters (10 signed "J.B. Biot", 18 signed "J.B.B.", 12 unsigned) to his "tres chere amie" Sophie Ducrest de Villeneuve, stepdaughter of Georges Cuvier. Paris, Bosquet des Chartreux and no place, between March 5, 1857 and February 25, 1860 (some without date). 102 pages 4to and 8vo, mostly with embossed letterhead "JB". 2 letters lightly stained, otherwise excellent condition. - - A few examples from these charming love letters (of the decent kind, though) in which the famous scientist displays his private life: - - Bosquet des Chartreux, July 20, 1857. ". J 'ai revu aussi Mad. Binet et sa fille, deux personnes d'un caractere adorable, qui ont pour moi une vive affection, comme moi pour elles. J'ai ecrit une lettre de remerciement . a la belle Madame De Rouge; et apres quelques moments passes a la seance de l'academie des sciences, j'irai tout a l'heure rendre visite a d'anciennes amies du faubourg St. Germain . je viens d'achever d'imprimer la notice que j'ai ecrite sur Couchy" (the late mathematician Augustin Louis Couchy), ". j'ai actuellement dans les mains des recherches sur l'ancienne astronomie egyptienne qui ont pour moi beaucoup d'attrait ." - - Paris, August 28, 1858. Biot writes that he has interrupted a work on an essay which he had to read at the Academy soon (and which he could not expect to finish in time), just to write to her, and to praise the courage which she had shown in a certain night: "... Cette attention de votre part m'a bien touche ... Je n'ai pas pu vous en remercier plutot, m'etant plonge, trop inconsiderement, dans un travail qui devait etre lu lundi prochain a l'academie mais, reconnaissant l'impossibilite ou je suis de le terminer pour ce jour la comme je m'y etais engage, je quitte mon devoir pour mon plaisir, et je me mets a vous ecrire. Votre description de cette nuit, de vos dangers , de vos craintes, est effrayante; et il faut tout votre courage, pour avoir eu la force d'en epargner l'angoisse a ma vive amitie ... " - - (Madame de Villeneuve is at a Spa which seems to bore her, and Biot tells her, there was no reason to change it with Paris: Paris is deserted, you even would not find the ennoying people to entertain you ... the heat which pressed us was followed by streaming rain on our heads, and there is nothing to distract us, but the news about hurricanes, earth quakes and other disasters ... if there was not the war in China and the transatlantice cable, we would die from boredom.) - - 5.II.1859. Biot feels depressed from an unpleasant winter, concerns about his grand daughter, and boring academic commissions. ". La fatigue d'esprit que je ressentais depuis plusieurs mois, s'est aggravee par mille incidens reunis: La tristesse de l'hyver sombre et pluvieux; le manque des promenades; des inquietudes serieuses sur la sante de ma petite fille Mad. Lefort . mes journees absorbees par d'ennuyeuses commissions academiques dont je n'ai pu me defendre ; Enfin, l'impossibilite d'ecrire le soir, pour ne pas perdre le sommeil; voila les circonstances attenuantes de mon tort ." - - No date. ". Je vous ecris ce petit mot sur le bureau de l'academie pendant que l'on recite de pitoyables vers. " - - Together with these letters comes a letter by Sophie Ducrest de Villeneuve to Madame Dumeril in Paris (n.y.).

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        Letters . to his Son, Philip Stanhope, Esq; . together with Several Other Pieces on Various Subjects. Published by Mrs. Eugenia Stanhope, from the Originals now in her Possession.

      London: for J. Dodsley, 1774 - 2 volumes, quarto (289 × 225 mm). Rebound to style in English panelled calf, red morocco labels, double gilt rules to spines and dated at foot. Short marginal tear at head of quire B in vol. I not affecting text. A good clean copy. Engraved portrait frontispiece. Small circular coronet inkstamps to titles, ownership inscriptions to initial blank, one German and dated 1836. First Edition of this classic epistolary collection. Chesterfield's letters to his natural son were written on an almost daily basis from 1737 onward and were designed for the education of the young Stanhope. They give sensible advice on conduct and manners and are replete with examples of Chesterfield's celebrated wit. Gulick 2; Rothschild 596. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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]

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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