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

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

      [Bookseller: The Prime Meridian: Antique Maps & Books]
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        Regne Mineral.

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

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        Letters Written by the late Right Honourable Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield, to his Son, Philip Stanhope, Esq; late Envoy Extraordinary at the Court of Dresden: together with several other pieces on various subjects. Published by Mrs Eugenia Stanhope, from the originals now in her possession.

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

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        THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, and Historical Chronicle. Volume XLIV. For the YEAR M.DCCLXXIV [1774]. Part I January-June 1774 and Part II July-December 1774.

      Printed at St. John's Gate, for D. Henry, and sold by F. Newbery, London 1774 - Copperplates (5 of 10 called for in Vol 1, 10 of 11 in Vol 2. Plates present include Head of a New Zealand Chief curiously Tataowed, newly discovered frescoes at Herculaneum, portrait of Louis XV who has died (missing plates are mainly of planned Canals i Two Volumes each containing 6 monthly issues, plus Supplement for the Year 1774 in Vol 2. Contemporary leather-spined marbled boards (spine leather worn bits missing, date & title neatly inked in). Text complete: iv (general titlepage for year & preface) +628pp +[16]pp index. Each monthly issue has a "titlepage" with a view of St. John's Gate. Very clean nice copies internally with paper strong & supple. *Includes detailed description of Lieut Cooke's Voyage round the World, arrival at Terra Australis incognita, favourable account of landing & circum-navigation of New Zealand (Originality of the Arts in that Country which no other People had ever visited - but "the North-American Indian tortures his prisoner; the New Zealander eats him"), American Advices concerning the Reception of the Tea-Ships [Boston Tea-Party], the present critical Stuation of Affairs in North America, Observations on the Antiquity of Stonehenge, Memoirs of the late King of France, Splendid Appearance of Saturn's Ring, Causes of the present Commotions in America, Deliberations of Amer. Congress, the Quebec Bill etc. 2 volumes.

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

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

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        Jérusalem délivrée. Nouvelle traduction.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Librairie de l'Univers]
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        OBSERVATIONS ET NOTES DES ANCIENS JURISCONSULTES SUR LE TITRE PREMIER DE LA COUTUME DE LA CHATELLENIE DE LILLE de la Jurisdiction des Droits et Autorités des Hauts-Justiciers Seigneurs Vicomtiers et Fonciers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Histoire de la découverte et la conquete du Perou

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

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

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

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

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

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        Rituale Viennense ad usum Romanum accomodatum, authoritate et jussu [.] Christophori e Comitibus Migazzi de Waal et Sonnenthurn [.], Archi-Episcopi Viennensis, [.] ad usum omnium huius archi-dioeceseos curatorum.

      [Wien], van Ghelen, 1774. - (24), 424, (4) SS.; mit 4 Bll. Errata zwischengebunden. Durchgehend in rot und schwarz gedruckt. Lederband der Zeit mit gepr. Rückenschildchen. Dreiseitiger Rotschnitt. Buntpapierspiegel. 4to. Hübsches Wiener Rituale, teils auch in deutscher Sprache. Ausführlich zum Ehesakrament und zur Heiratszeremonie. Enthält ab S. 352 "De benedictionibus regulae generales" und ab S. 419 "Unterweisung für alle Hebammen und Helferinnen des wienerischen Kirchensprengels, wie auch für alle diejenigen, die im Falle der Noth bey einer gefährlichen Geburt sich einfinden dürften". - Leicht gebräunt, gering braunfleckig. Eine vom Verlag überklebte gedr. Textkorrektur auf S. 300. Einband berieben; Rücken mit kl. Fehlstellen; minimale Siegelwachsspuren am Deckel. Aus der Bibliothek der Wiener Unbeschuhten Augustiner mit deren hs. Signaturetikett am Rücken. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        RELATION DES VOYAGES ENTREPRIS PAR ORDRE DE SA MAJESTE BRITANNIQUE, ACTUELLEMENT REGNANTE; POUR FAIRE DES DECOUVERTES DANS L'HEMISPHERE MERIDIONAL, ET SUCCESSIVEMENT EXECUTES PAR LE COMMODORE BYRON, LE CAPITAINE CARTERET, LE CAPITAINE WALLIS & LE CAPITAINE COOK, DANS LES VAISSEAUX LE DAUPHIN, LE SWALLOW & L'ENDEAVOUR.

      Paris. . 1774 - Four volumes. iv,xvi,[2],xxxii,388pp. plus sixteen folding maps and plates; [2],536pp. plus sixteen maps and plates (mostly folding); [2],394pp. plus seventeen maps and plates (mostly folding); viii,367pp. plus three maps and plates (two folding). Quarto. Modern half mottled calf and marbled boards, spines gilt, leather labels. Some scattered foxing and tanning. Overall very good. The first French edition, after the original English edition of the previous year. Hawkesworth was commissioned by the Admiralty to edit this collection of voyages, which includes Cook's first voyage, to Tahiti to observe the transit of Venus across the sun, determine the distance between the sun and the earth, and continue Byron's explorations. During this voyage Cook visited Tahiti and made the necessary calculations, named and charted the Society Islands, explored and surveyed New Zealand, and charted the eastern coast of Australia, naming it New South Wales, finally returning to England in 1771. Other narratives are of Byron's voyage to the Gilbert and Tuamoto Islands, Wallace's discovery of Tahiti and Moorea, and Carteret's discovery of Pitcairn Island after his separation from Capt. Wallis in a storm. The handsome plates depict the natives, landscapes and seascapes, and the maps show the routes of the ships and areas charted. An early and important compilation. This French edition is not listed in Hill. Sabin calls for only 361 pages in the fourth volume and states that the French editions "should be accompanied by an Atlas entitled: Cartes et Figures A PARIS, CHEZ SAILLANT ET NYON, M.DCC.LXXIV. 4to." The NUC makes no mention of an atlas, but the set cited there is imperfect, lacking the third volume. SABIN 30940.

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        A NEW VOYAGE, ROUND THE WORLD, IN THE YEARS 1768, 1769, 1770 AND 1771; UNDERTAKEN BY ORDER OF HIS PRESENT MAJESTY, PERFORMED BY CAPTAIN JAMES COOK, IN THE SHIP ENDEAVOUR, DRAWN UPON FROM HIS OWN JOURNAL, AND FROM PAPERS OF JOSEPH BANKS, ESQ.

      James Rivington 1774 - Volume two only of the very rare pre American Revolution imprint of Cooks Voyages bound in full original calf with red title block on spine, 5 raised bands with 1/8" loss at top of spine. Engraved frontispiece of New Zealand natives clean but for a 1 1/4" tear up from bottom in fold line. Pages 65-68 protruding a little because they are detached from block but have been for some time. Rest of block tight and square and boards fairly supple with no visible cracking. I beleive the first american edition of Cook's first voyage. Pages VG with mild foxing/staining. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Commentary on the Holy Bible: Comprising the Whole Sacred Text of the Old and New Testaments; With Notes Explanatory, Historical, Critical and Practical

      Bristol: William Pine, 1774. (BIBLE, ENGLISH) Small 12mo (13.5 x 7.8 cm.) Without the 6 leaves of Names and Titles given to Jesus at end as often.). Text double-columned. Contemporary English red straight-grained morocco, spine with double- fillet and leaf tool borders, spine in six compartments with five raised bands, gilt-lettered in one, a repeated gilt-decorated panel in the remaining, edges gilt (some very minor wear at extremities). Darlow & Moule 912 . A remarkable compact Bible, displaying the full text of the testaments as well as elaborate commentary in a single, small , handy volume. The Preface states that "though there are several thousand notes (and indeed more than in some folio commentaries), besides the whole of the sacred text, yet through the smallness of the type (it being the smallest a bible was ever printed with, and made on purpose for this work), and the remarkable fineness of the paper, it is brought into a portable compass for the pocket; and must therefore be of peculiar use to those who wish daily to read the scriptures, abroad as well as at home, to edification." A lovely copy of this rare and unusual Bible; no copies of it appear in American Book Prices Current in at least 30 years

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        Voyages de Byron ~ Carteret ~ Wallis ~ Cook

      Saillant & Nyon, Paris 1774 - Relation des Voyages entrepris par ordre de sa Mjesté britannique, ~ Et successivement exécutés par le Commodore BYRON, le Capitaine CARTERET, le Capitaine WALLISs & le Capitaine COOK, dans les vaisseaux le Dauphin, le Swallow & l’Endeavour. Paris, Saillant & Nyon, 1774. ~ 2 volumes in-8, de (205 x 125 ) de IXXX pp., 327 pp., 347 pp., 447 pp., 462 pp., plein veau caillouté époque, dos à nerfs ornés tranches marbrées. Tome Premier : Epître dédicatoire à sa Majesté britannique lXXX pp. Voyage du Commodore Byron, commandant le vaisseau du Roi le Dauphin 327 pp. Tome second : Voyage du capitaine Carteret, écuyer, commandant du Swallow Sloup de sa Majesté britannique 347 pp. Tome troisième : Voyage du capitaine, commandant le vaisseau du Roi le Dauphin 447pp. Tome quatrième : Voyage du Capitaine Jacques Cook, commandant le vaisseau du Roi l’Endeavour 462 pp. ~ Il s'agit d'un des livres les plus importants consacrés aux premières explorations en rassemblant tous les textes connus de ces grands voyageurs le Commodore BYRON, le Capitaine CARTERET, le Capitaine Wallis & le Capitaine COOK, le rappel des savants et aida à créer un climat favorable aux explorations scientifiques et aux installations coloniales. ~Notes manuscrites de l’époque sur Cook « navigateur fut massacré dans une querelle survenant entre les insulaires et ses matelots au sujet d’une femme » Rare dans cette condition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        RECUEIL DES LETTRES DE MADAME LA MARQUISE DE SEVIGNE A MADAME LA COMTESSE DE GRIGNAN, SA FILLE.

      - Paris, La compagnie des libraires, 1774, 11x17, huit volumes. Reliures en plein veau moucheté. Dos à 5 nerfs, caissons encadrés et ornés de motifs fleuraux dorés. Pièces de titre cognac, pièces de tomaison ocre. Filet doré sur les coupes. Tranches rouges. Papier frais, quelques frottements sur les coiffes, sans gravité. Envoi de photos sur demande. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An Account of the New Northern Archipelago, Lately Discovered by the Russians in the Seas of Kamtschatka and Anadir. Bound with a Narrative of the Singular Adventures of Four Russian Sailors, Who Were Cast Away on the Desert Island of East-Spitzbergen. Together with Some Observations on the Productions of the Island, &C

      London: C. Heydinger 1774, 1st Edition. () xx,118,ii. Near fine. 8vo,(14 X 21.5 cm.), Bound in modern full polished red calf. Five raised bands. Heavily gilt spine and boards. Separate label. Contemporary endpapers. Aeg. Single hand coloured folding map. Overall a very attractive clean copy in a period style binding. Arctic Biblio. 16667 and 9935 Both items translated by C. Heydinger. Very scarce especially in this condition and complete with the second part..

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        Historiettes ou Nouvelles en vers. Seconde Edition revue corrigée et augmentée par l'Auteur

      Delalain, Amsterdam et Paris 1774 - In-8 (218 x 150 mm), veau havane tigré, dos à cinq nerfs orné, pièce de maroquin rouge, alérions entre les nerfs, triple filet entourant les plats, armes au centre, filet sur les coupes, tranches mouchetées rouges (reliure d'époque). Orné d'un titre gravé, une planche et quatre vignettes gravées d'après Moreau le Jeune. Exemplaire aux armes de Anne-Léon II de Montmorency, marquis de Fosseux (ou Fosseuse), puis duc de Montmorency, fils unique d'Anne-Léon Ier, baron de Montmorency, lieutenant général, et d'Anne-Marie-Barbe de Ville, sa première femme, appelé d'abord le marquis de Fosseuse, naquit le 11 août 1731 ; d'abord menin du Dauphin et capitaine-lieutenant des gendarmes de la reine, en mai 1745, il fut fait chevalier de Saint-Louis, le 3 avril 1758, et promu brigadier de cavalerie en décembre 1761, et maréchal de camp en juin 1753. Il émigra à Munster lors de la Révolution et mourut dans cette ville le 1er septembre 1799. Il avait épousé en premières noces, le 27 janvier 1761, Marie-Judith de Champagne et en secondes noces Anne-Françoise-Charlotte de Montmorency-Luxembourg, qui lui apporta en dot le duché de Montmorency. (OLIVIER, planche 810, 2). Ex-libris La Rochefoucauld duc de Bisaccia. Bel exemplaire (quelques petits défauts, quelques rousseurs). // One octavo volume (218 x 150 mm), havana tiger-skin calf, spine tooled raised on five bands, red morocco label, piece of arms between the bands ("alérions"), triple fillet border on covers, central coat of arms, fillet on turns-in, red sprinkled edges (contemporary binding). Illustrated with an engraved title, a plate and four vignettes engraved after Moreau le Jeune. Copy bearing the arms of Anne-Léon II de Montmorency, marquis de Fosseux (or Fosseuse), "puis duc de Montmorency, fils unique d'Anne-Léon Ier, baron de Montmorency, lieutenant général, et d'Anne-Marie-Barbe de Ville, sa première femme, appelé d'abord le marquis de Fosseuse, naquit le 11 août 1731 ; d'abord menin du Dauphin et capitaine-lieutenant des gendarmes de la reine, en mai 1745, il fut fait chevalier de Saint-Louis, le 3 avril 1758, et promu brigadier de cavalerie en décembre 1761, et maréchal de camp en juin 1753. Il émigra à Munster lors de la Révolution et mourut dans cette ville le 1er septembre 1799. Il avait épousé en premières noces, le 27 janvier 1761, Marie-Judith de Champagne et en secondes noces Anne-Françoise-Charlotte de Montmorency-Luxembourg, qui lui apporta en dot le duché de Montmorency". (OLIVIER, plate 810, 2). Bookplate La Rochefoucauld duc de Bisaccia. Fine copy (some small defects, some spots).

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        Sallustius Bellum Catilinarium; Bellum Jugurthinum. Florus Epitome rerum Romanorum.

      Birmingham, John Baskerville, 1774. (In binding attributed to Roger Payne). Gaskell # 55. - 7 x 4 1/4"; approx. page size: 16.9 x 10 mm. 274pp. (p. 274 is misnumbered 275). Smaller format edition of John Baskerville's Sallust which was first published & printed in Birmingham by English type founder & printer John Baskerville (1706-75) in quarto, 1773. Bookplate of William S. Stone (with printed designer's initials: E. C. [?] & 1884) on front marbled paper paste down. Ownership inscription (on first blank flyleaf): "T. Smith E[x] dono H. Seymour.-1819" (& some nearly erased penciling: Thomas Smith.) & from the back marbled endpaper blank side (in pencil): c. p. [collated perfect] 1865. It/F Ex don. H. V. F- (plus other number/price codes here & in front). An earlier dealer or collector has pencilled on blank side of front marbled endpaper: "Baskerville edition Roger Payne Binding". In a binding attributed to English bookbinder Roger Payne (1738-97). Bound in full dark red straight-grain morocco; front & back covers gilt ruled in plain & chain lines to form a simple intersecting rectangular border of 1/2" width around edges of covers; plain line running the length of the edges & repeated on the turn-in. Spine in 6 compartments featuring gilt title: "Sallustius", in small capitals & at base of spine: "Baskerv." in slightly larger capitals. The spine also uses a series of plain & scalloped lines & a series of small five-pointed stars & 5 small gilt urns in the center of each compartment. All edges gilt, sewn headbands & dark blue silk place-marker. Edges of pages show age tanning, a few small ocassional spots. Top & base of spine are rubbed, slight rubbing to spine edges, & cover edges; small blemish (rubbing) to one of the spine compartments; lower front right corner has the leather worn away & other corners show minor wear. Overall, a fairly well preserved copy & binding. Although, as far as we know, an uncatalogued binding, possibly by Payne. It could be his work; as the binding features several characteristics mentioned by Sarah T. Prideaux in her "Bookbinders and Their Craft" (1903; pp.43-45), including the tight back (from using an inner russia leather lining on the spine), the use of straight-grain morocco & the simple, elegant tooling that is associated with some of his known work. "Somehow the light and graceful character of his work seems especially suitable to the straight-grain morocco then in fashion. [.] Payne wisely adhered to the style that he practically invented,.There is not perhaps very much scope in his designs, and yet the variation is considerable considering the few tools he employed. These he used in fresh combinations with great inventiveness and unfailing taste, getting much richness of effect by the simple device of dots. In fact, he thoroughly understood the art of getting effect by simplicity rather than by elaboration of ornament." (Prideaux, p.44-45). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Commentaires sur les loix Angloises de M. Blackstone. Traduits de l'Anglois par M.D.G.***. Sur la Quatrieme Edition d'Oxford.

      Brussels: J.L. de Boubers 1774-76. - OCLC locates fifteen copies, ten in the United States. Six volumes, octavo. Two folding tables in Volume III. Woodcut title-page vignettes, woodcut headbands. Contemporary full mottled calf. Gilt, flat spines, with green and red morocco labels, gilt-ruled covers, all edges gilt. Gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers. Contemporary armorial bookplate (A.G. du Plessis), later armorial bookplate ("Lib. de la Morandire). Some offsetting to first and last few leaves of each volume, one tiny wormhole in spine of Volume I. Still, a fine set, in a very attractive binding. First French edition translated from the fourth English edition (1770) by August Pierre Damiens de Gomicourt (1723-1790). This was the first translation of this work into a foreign language. Eller, The William Blackstone Collection in the Yale Law Library, 179. Brunet, I, 958. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed

      Paris 1774 - Pasumot, François (1733-1804). Autograph letter signed, in French, to an unidentified correspondent. Paris, January 20, 1774. 4pp. 231 x 177 mm. Minor foxing, one or two tiny marginal tears, but fine otherwise. A long, densely written (ca. 1500 words) letter from French cartographic engineer and antiquarian François Pasumot, best known today as the co-creator, with Nicolas Desmarest (1725-1815), of the landmark geological "Map of a part of Auvergne, representing the lava flows, where basalt is found in prismatic and round forms . . . ," published as part of Desmarest's Mémoire sur l'origine et la nature du basalt en grandes colonnes polygones (Mémoires de l'Académie royale des sciences 1771 [1774]: 705-775). The Pasumot-Desmarest map "set a new standard for precise graphic representation of the positions of distinct kinds of rock, and played a role in emerging conceptions about geomorphological change and about the distribution of volcanic rocks" (Taylor, p. 129).Pasumot devoted much of his time to the study of archeology and ancient geography, which he became interested in after the discovery of several ancient monuments in the Auxerre region of Burgundy, where he was then teaching. He was the author of numerous works on antiquarian subjects, the most important being Recueil de mémoires géographiques sur quelques antiquités de la Gaule (1765), in which he determined the topography of the ancient towns of Chora, Bandritum and Gergovia as well as the location of several sections of Roman road. The present letter is representative of Pasumot's activities in this area: In it, Pasumot obliges his correspondent with several long extracts, taking up nearly two pages of the letter, from his then-unpublished "Eloge" to fellow antiquarian the Comte de Caylus (1692-1765), whose seven-volume Recueil d'antiquités égyptiennes, étruscanes, greques et romaines (1752-55) helped lay the groundwork for the development of modern methods of archeology and art history. Pasumot's letter ends with an "Extrait du testament de feu M. le Comte de Caylus: à Paris, le 15 juillet 1765" (Extract from the will of the late M. le Comte de Caylus, Paris, July 15, 1765), and a transcript of the inscription on Caylus's tomb, taken from the July 1769 number of the Journal des Scavants. Pasumot's "Eloge" to the Comte de Caylus, completed in 1766, remained in manuscript until after Pasumot's death, when it was included in the posthumous Dissertations et mémoires sur différens sujets d'antiquité et d'histoire (1810-13) edited by Grivaud de la Vincelle. Taylor, "New light on geological mapping in Auvernge during the eighteenth century: The Pasumot-Desmarest collaborabion," Revue d'histoire des sciences 47 (1994): 129-136. Nouvelle biographie générale. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        A Map of the most Inhabited part of New England containing the Provinces of Massachusets [sic.] Bay and New Hampshire, with the Colonies of Conecticut and Rhode Island, Divided into Counties and Townships: The whole composed from Actual Surveys and its Situation adjusted by Astronomical Observations

      Thomas Jefferys, London 1774 - The largest and most detailed map of New England that had yet been published, and one of the great maps of the east coast of America, by one of the greatest figures in 18th-century cartography: 'Mead's contributions to cartography stand out . At a time when the quality and the ethics of map production were at a low ebb in England, he vigorously urged and practiced the highest standards' (Cumming, p.47) This is the grandest, most accurate and detailed map of New England produced during the British colonial period. It depicts the entire region from Long Island Sound up north to line of 44'30 of latitude. While it shows that the coastal areas, and the lower Connecticut Valley were well settled, areas of the interior, especially in New Hampshire and the future Vermont were just developing, with the early boundaries of townships having recently been established by surveyors. Importantly, this map contains two detailed cartographic insets, one of the city of Boston (upper-left), and another of Boston Harbor on the lower-right sheet. The map is also adorned with a very handsome pictorial title cartouche, depicting the arrival of the Pilgrims at Plymouth Rock in 1620. The present map is the third edition and fifth overall state of this work, after the first of 1755 and the second ca. 1763 and ca. 1768, with little alteration from the previous issue beyond the altered imprint. This copy of the 1774 edition is unusual (and more desirable) as it was clearly sold as a separately issued map: the 1774 edition is more usually found as part of Thomas Jefferys monumental The American Atlas of 1775. Jefferys (1719-71) was the leading British mapmaker and publisher of the mid-eighteenth century. He became the geographer to the Prince of Wales in 1746 and then to King George III in 1760. This map's maker, John Green, was an intriguing and larger-than-life figure, who has been called "the genius behind Jefferys". In addition to his extensive cartographic abilities, Green's personal history also stands out from amongst the biographies of other 18th-century British map makers. Green was born Braddock Mead in Ireland around 1688, married in Dublin in 1715 and moved to London in 1717. He was imprisoned in 1728 for trying to defraud an Irish heiress, and assumed his alias after his release from prison. He worked with Ephriam Chambers on his Universal Dictionary before joining the employ of Cave, Astley, and Jefferys. William Cumming remarked that 'had a number of marked characteristics as a cartographer . One was his ability to collect, to analyze the value of, and to use a wide variety of sources; these he acknowledged scrupulously on the maps he designed and even more fully in accompanying remarks. Another outstanding characteristic was his intelligent compilation and careful evaluation of reports on latitudes and longitudes used in the construction of his maps, which he also entered in tables on the face of the maps . Mead's contributions to cartography stand out . At a time when the quality and the ethics of map production were at a low ebb in England, he vigorously urged and practiced the highest standards; in the making of maps and navigational charts he was in advance of his time. For this he deserves due credit.' (Cumming, p.45) Degrees of Latitude, 35; McCorkle, New England in Early Printed Maps 774.4 and cf. 755.19 (first edition/state); Sellers & Van Ee, Maps & Charts of North America & West Indies 1650-1789 , 799; Stevens & Tree, "Comparative Cartography" in Tooley, Mapping of America, 33(e); cf. Crone, "John Green. Notes on a neglected Eighteenth Century Geographer and Cartographer," Imago Mundi, VI (1950) p. 89-91; Crone, "Further Notes on Braddock Mead, alias John Green" Imago Mundi, VIII (1951) p. 69; Cumming, British Maps of Colonial America , pp.45-47. Copper-engraved map, with contemporary outline hand colour, folding, as issued, in 24 sections backed onto linen (overall size: 39 1/2 x 41 1/2 inches). In fine condition with some spot [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        An Heroic Postscript to the Public, Occasioned by their Favourable Reception of a late Heroic Epistle to Sir William Chambers

      sp;- London - J. Almon, 1774 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A late eighteenth century edition of Mason's postscript to a epistle to Chambers, written in verse. Disbound. Third Edition. The heroic epistle was ostensibly a satire on Sir William Chambers' Dissertation on oriental gardening, but largely political. The heroic postscript is also a satire on the government - Copac. The influence of Sir William Chambers(17221796), architect [. . . ] was widespread, not least on his subordinates in the office of works, many of whom were, or had been, assistants in his private office. These included Thomas Hardwick, John Yenn, and James Gandon, all of whom rose to distinction. His powerful position in the Royal Academy meant that pupils there in the architecture school came under his spell, and there were many Chambersian designs exhibited at the summer exhibitions - ODNB. Little is known about William Mason,1725-1797. Condition: The binding of the textblock is firm. The boards are missing. There is only slight wear to the extremities, with just slight bumping andvertical folds, with slight chips to the first page. There is discolouration to the first page as expected. The half-title and title page are detached. Internally the pages have occasional spots and slight browning, becoming prominent to the first page. Overall the condition isfair..

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        Collection complette des Oeuvres.

      [J.-L. de Boubers]., Londres [London, i.e. Bruxelles] 1774 - 13 Bände (12 + Ergänzung). Londres [London, i.e. Bruxelles] [J.-L. de Boubers]. 1774-83. 28 x 21 cm. Mit 12 Kupferstich-Titelvignetten und 14 gestochenen Musikbeilagen. Ohne die Kupfertafeln. Dunkelgrünes Halbleder des 19. Jhs. mit Rückenvergoldung. Einbände berieben und bestossen, Bd. 8 mit restaurierter Fehlstelle in der Mitte des Rückens. Papier teils gebräunt, meist jedoch sauber. Breitrandig. Gesuchte Gesamtausgabe der Werke Rousseaus, hier ohne die Kupferstiche aber mit einem kaum bekannten Ergänzungsband. In den Bänden 11-12 findet sich folgender Vertriebsvermerk: «Cette éd. en 12 vol. . se trouve à Paris, Cour du Commerce . chez Pierre J. Duplain, libraire de Lyon». Folgende Werke sind enthalten: Vol. 1-2 : Julie, ou, La Nouvelle Héloïse, lettres de deux amans habitans d'une petite ville au pied des alpes; Vol. 1-2; Nouv. éd. orig., rev. et corr. par l'éd / par J.J. Rousseau 1774; Vol. 3-4 : Emile, ou, De l'éducation, vol. 1-2 / par J.J. Rousseau, citoyen de Genève 1774; Vol. 5-8 : Oeuvres mêlées, vol. 1-4 / de Mr. Rousseau, de Genève; Nouv. éd., rev., corr. et augm. de plusieurs morceau qui n'ont pas encore paru, avec figures. 1776; Vol. 9 : Dictionnaire de musique / par J.J. Rousseau; Nouv. éd. rev. et corr.; 13 Faltbl. mit Noten und Text, 1766 [! recte 1776]; Vol. 10-12 : Oeuvres posthumes, vol. 1-3 / de J.J. Rousseau, citoyen de Geneve, 1 Taf in Bd. 10. 1782-83; Vol. 13 : Seconde et dernier partie des confessions de J.J. Rousseau citoyen de Geneve 1791. Die Ausgabe erschien 1774-1783 in Brüssel (mit fingiertem Druckort London) in 12 Bänden. Der hier zusätzlich vorhandene Bd. 13 ist erst 1791 (auch als 16. Band einer neuen Ausgabe) erschienen (Paris, chez Volland, libraire, Quai des Augustins, N. 25). Er gehört indes tatsächlich als Ergänzungsband zur "Londoner Ausgabe", wie ein gedruckter Vermerk auf der Rückseite des Titelblattes belegt: "Ce Tome XVI fait le Tome XIII et dernier de l'Edition connue sous le titre de Londes". Einbände berieben und bestossen, Bd. 8 mit restaurierter Fehlstelle in der Mitte des Rückens. Papier teils gebräunt, meist jedoch sauber. Breitrandig. Dunkelgrünes Halbleder des 19. Jhs. mit Rückenvergoldung. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ANTICHITA' PREGJ della Chiesa Guastallese. Ragionamento storico-critico del Padre

      Reale Stamperia,, Parma, 1774 - in-4 antico, pp. VII, 199, bella leg. p. perg. coeva con nervi e tit. mss al d. Front. con tit. incorniciato da fine fregio xilogr. Final. e fregi xilogr. Dedicat. a Teodora Gonzaga Duchessa di Guastalla. Lozzi 2171. Timbro di bibl. estinta, ottimo esempl. a larghi margini in solida leg. dell'epoca. [239]

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        Opuscules physiques et chymiques.tome premier (all published)

      Durand, Didot le jeune Esprit, Paris 1774 - 2 parts in one volume, 8vo (215 x 137 mm); the cancel leaves inserted at their correct places and not bound together after p. 434, 3 engraved plates, 19th century half leather, worn. A Duveen duplicate, with his bookplate on inner cover. --- Duveen 339b (this copy); Duveen and Klickstein 121; Wellcome III, p. 460; Norman 1288. - FIRST EDITION OF LAVOISIER'S FIRST MAJOR WORK, a 'pioneer work' (Duveen and Klickstein), in which Lavoisier first expressed his doubts about the phlogiston theory. The first part contains an historical review of the experiments with gases of Lavoisier's predecessors. In part 2 Lavoisier records the quantitative experiments in combustion and calcination that he had carried out with great excitement during the previous year, and which had 'confirmed Lavoisier's suspicions that air, or some constituent of air, played an important role in the processes of combustion and calcination' (DSB). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        HISTOIRE DE LA CONQUETE DU MEXIQUE, OU DE LA NOUVELLE ESPAGNE. Traduite de l'Espagnol de Dom Antoine de Solis, par l'Auteur du Triunvirat

      - A Paris, Par la Compagnie des Libraires, 1774, 2 tomos en 8º piel, XXVIII+576 y XII+524 págs.+ 13 grabados, 2 de ellos iluminados. (Encuadernación rozada)

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        Observations sur l'Italie et sur les Italiens, Données en 1764, sous le nom de deux Gentilshommes Suédois. Nouvelle édition, Augmentée d'un Volume.

      A Londres, Et se trouve à Paris, Chez De Hansy, le jeune, 1774 - 4 vol. in-12° ; XXII-(1)-406 pp./(2)-432 pp.-(1)/(2)-430 pp.-(2)/(2)-453 pp.-(1), plein veau marbré, dos à nerfs orné, qq. coiffes élimées, tranches rouges, rel. de l'époque, bon exemplaire. Fossati Bellani, t. I, p. 156. "Ce voyage en Italie est, depuis Misson, celui qui a eu le plus de succès, avant que la relation de M. Lalande ait paru. D'excellents extraits de Muratori sur divers états de l'Italie, qui se trouvent placés par Grosley à la tête de ses propres observations sur ces états, ont paru très instructifs aux lecteurs“. (Bouchet de la Richarderie II, p. 486). Best edition. Complet. Nice set. [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; Together with Miscellaneous Works of Lord Chesterfield (5 Volumes in all)

      J. Dodsley; Edward and Charles Dilly; T. Sherlock, et. Al., London 1774 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Miscellaneous and Fugitive Pieces

      London: Printed for T. Davies, 1774. Second edition, first issue, of the first two volumes and the first of the third. 3 vols., 8vo. [iv],375; [iv], 360; viii, 311 pp. Bound in full brown speckled contemporary calf, red leather title-piece. Wear to spine ends. Bookplate of Westport House (County Mayo, Ireland). Fleeman 73.12DM/2b & 73.12DM/3(Vol. 3); Courtney, p. 116-7; Rothschild 1254 . Issued without Johnson's approval while the Doctor was in Scotland

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        Carte de la Nlle. Galles Meridle. Ou de la Côte Orientale de la Nlle. Hollande Découverte et visitée par le Lieutenant J. Cook.

      Saillant et Nyon, Paris 1774 - Engraved map, 370 x 785 mm.; original folds; in fine condition, with good margins; mounted. Point Hicks to Cape York. Perhaps Cook's most famous chart, here in its first French version, prepared for the French language edition of the official account of the Endeavour voyage. The magnificent sweep of the east coast of Australia from Point Hicks to Cape York is testament to Cook's extraordinary achievement on the first voyage. Cook's original manuscript chart is in the British Library. Two contemporary English engraved versions are recorded by David, the version published in Hawkesworth's official account and another, upright in shape, that appears only in Wales' Astronomical Observations (1788). This French version is not recorded by David.

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        CONSIDERATIONS ON CERTAIN POLITICAL TRANSACTIONS OF THE PROVINCE OF SOUTH CAROLINA

      London: T. Cadell, 1774.. [4],83pp. Modern three-quarter calf and marbled boards. Period manuscript annotations. Text clean. Very good. Leigh was the Attorney-General of South Carolina just prior to the Revolution, and an able and capable servant of the Crown. Proclaiming himself "a downright Placeman," Leigh used his position and influence to make a fortune and be granted a baronetcy for his services. As the Revolution gathered he came into direct conflict with the wealthiest South Carolina citizen, Henry Laurens, soon to be one of the leaders of the Revolution, and with Thomas Lynch, a delegate to the First Continental Congress at the time this pamphlet was issued, who proclaimed Leigh "the greatest Rascall among the King's Friends." In this pamphlet Leigh attacks his patriot enemies. "This shrewd and dispassionate examination of the internal disputes of the colony of South Carolina, contains a detail of curious and interesting transactions" - Sabin. This pamphlet, which has also been attributed to William H. Drayton, elicited a response by Arthur Lee, in which Leigh is identified as the author. Shortly after publication Leigh was forced to flee to England. Quite rare, accorded a "b" by Howes. HOWES L239. SABIN 39923. AMERICAN CONTROVERSY 74-47.

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