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        Reise durch Island,

      . veranstaltet von der Königlichen Societät der Wissenschaften in Kopenhagen. Aus dem Dänischen übersetzt. 2 vols. Kopenhagen & Leipzig: Heinecke und Faber 1774-75. With large folded map and 51 copperengraved plates showing costumes, animals and fishes, volcanoes, hot springs etc. XVI + 328; VIII + 244 pp. Bound in one later full leatherbinding (20th century). Some leaves weakly browning. Plate nos. I + II replaced with the ones from the Danish edition, the map also with Danish text. Plate no. XII restored without loss of picture. * The earliest scientific work about Iceland and today an important source for all later Iceland research. German translation of the Danish edition published 1772. Fiske I, 439. Bibl. Dan. III, 613. Ehr.-M. VI, 142 + 199..

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        Anatomia uteri humani gravidi... The Anatomy of the Human Gravid Uterus exhibited in figures

      Birmingham: John Baskerville, 1774. Huge folio, 20 (of 21) leaves, lacking the dedication; 34 full-page engraved plates signed by the artists and engravers as noted by Gaskell, without the imprints Gaskell notes as Ã’sometimesÓ present on 12 plates. Modern half calf, red labels; title-page silked, some leaves with tears (repaired). First edition of BaskervilleÕs last book: Ã’one of the great artistic achievements in medicineÓ (Norman). Copies in even adequate condition, let alone in contemporary bindings, are very rarely found. This copy is typical of the usual condition in which it is found. Some catalogues imply there is more than one issue but the issue point is not stated. This copy has a typo at plate six: Ã’TTATÓ for THATÓ in the header of the English text. Pardoe, John Baskerville (p. 132) notes: Ã’among the finest of his books, a magnificent volumeÓ. Garrison-Morton 6157; Norman 1125; Gaskell (Baskerville) 56.

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        Eve Conceived Cain and his brother Abel] Concepit Heva, et peperit Cain Frantremque ejus Abel

      Rome 1774 - Copper engraving by Ottaviani after drawings by Savorelli and Camporesi, printed in light brown coloured ink with contemporary hand-colouring. Good condition. Shaved within plate mark, expert neat repairs to left margin, one just affecting the image area. 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. 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. The biblical scene depicted shows the infant brothers Cain and Abel vying for their mother's attention. Adam is sowing nearby. 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.

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        The Farmer's Lawyer; or, Every Country Gentleman his own Counsellor. Containing all the laws now in force, that particularly concern the Farmer, the Country Gentleman, the Clergyman, the Malster, the Hop-Planter, the Carrier, or any other Person whose Business, or Amusements occasion him to reside chiefly in the Country

      London : W Strachan and M Woodfall , 1774 A comprehensive and clearly written guide to the law in the mid to late 1700's as it affected those living and working in the countryside. The title page says that this is the 2nd edition - enlarged to cover the law concerning Landlords and Tenants. It is divided into several sections: Game; Tithes; Highways; Turnpike Roads; Fishing, fish-ponds, rivers etc; making and duty of Malt; making and selling of Cyder, mum and perry; and growing, bagging and duty of Hops; landlords and tenants; cattle; corn; hay; straw; timber and other trees; Butter and Cheese. In full leather binding which is in very good condition apart from some slight wear to the front hinge. With original endpapers which are splitting at the hinge at the front. Contents are sound, clean and bright. With advert for the 'Modern Parish Officer' bound at the rear.

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        An epistle from Oberea, Queen of Otaheite, To Joseph Banks, Esq. Translated by T.Q.Z. Esq, Professor of the Otaheite Language in Dublin, and of all the Languages of the Undiscovered Islands in the South Seas

      London: J. Almon, 1774. Quarto, 16 pp.; text browned and some foxing, but a good tall copy attractively bound in simple blue polished half calf, spine lettered in gilt. Hot nights in Tahiti. Rare second edition of this famous joke at the expense of Joseph Banks and his shore leave at Tahiti. There had been much gossip at stories of Banks' amorous activities during the first Cook voyage, which were seized upon by satirists, and led to a plethora of racy poems. Banks' relationship with Oberea, widely portrayed as the queen of Tahiti, was much discussed, most often in terms of their romantic liaisons. This Epistle, one of the more imaginative and well received of these squibs, masquerades as an affectionate letter from the Tahitian queen, with much nostalgia for their vigorous encounters, and is one of the earliest pieces of imaginative literature to deal with the discoveries in the Pacific. The author preferred anonymity; he has been variously identified as Richard Porson and Professor Fitzgerald, but he is now known to have been John Scott, later Scott-Waring, a major in the East India Company. His casting of Banks and the queen as Ulysses and Calypso was greatly enjoyed; his mock-serious notes are drawn from the Hawkesworth account of the voyage, and he claims with nice wit to have suppressed several passages from the rather prim Hawkesworth as far too racy for his readers. Enormously popular, the work went through at least five editions, all of which appeared with a 1774 imprint (although the poem is known to have been completed in 1773). This second edition was the first known to Beddie, while Rolf du Rietz has proven that the first three "editions", at least, had certainly appeared in the last months of 1773. Copies of any of the editions are uncommon. A second Letter from Her Majesty was published the following year.

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        Omiah. A Native of Otaheite, brought to England by Capt. Fourneaux

      [London], 1774. Engraving, 170 x 115 mm., trimmed inside the plate mark but retaining the whole image and the main caption, pasted down on a sheet of wove paper; very good. Omai for the popular market. An unusual contemporary engraving of "Omiah", the Tahitian man 'brought to England by Capt. Fourneaux (sic.)'. Although charmingly naïve, it is clearly based on the famous Nathaniel Dance/Francesco Bartolozzi engraving of the same year. This depiction shows a rather feminine Omai clutching his famous stool and displaying - on the tops of his feet and the back of his left wrist - some rudimentary tattooing. Dance's portrait is the best known of the many images of the famous Tahitian, who was considered the embodiment of Rousseau's noble savage when he arrived in England on the Adventure, Furneaux's command on Cook's second-voyage, in 1774. He was placed in the care of Joseph Banks and Dr Solander, both of whom he remembered from their visit to Tahiti five years earlier on Cook's first voyage. His natural grace captivated London society, and the fine portrait epitomised the eighteenth-century ideal of the noble South Sea islander, here printed for a popular audience. A copy of this print in the National Library confirms that it is taken from the London Magazine for August 1774, but that part of the note is clipped from this example.

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        Obras espirituales que encaminan a una alma a la mas perfecta union con Dios en transformacion de amor / por el extatico, y surlime Doctor Mystico, el beato Padre san Juan de la Cruz primer padre de la Reforma de Nuestra Señora del Carmen , y Companero de la Seraphica Doctora, y Madre Santa Teresa de Jesus en la Fundacion de dicha Reforma., Consagradas por la mano del glorioso, e enclito Patriarcha Senor San Josph, al Rey Soberano de la Gloria Jesu-Christo Nuestro Redemptor.

      Pamplona Pasqual Ibanez Impressor, 1774 - [10 Bll.] 691 S. Schöne spanischsprachige Ausgabe der Schriften von Juan de la Cruz (1524-1591) in gutem Exemplar. Sprache: es Gewicht in Gramm: 1200 Folio Flexibler Ganzpergamenteinband der Zeit mit handschriftlichem Rückentitel. (Buchblock etwas gelockert)

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        Stadtplan mit Umgebung, "Plan von der so genannten Insel Potsdam nebst den umliegenden Gegenden mit allerhöchster Königlicher Verwilligung herausgegeben im Jahr 1774".

      . Kupferstich v. Schleuen, dat. 1774, 63,5 x 61,5 (H). Nicht bei Drescher/Kroll: Potsdam, Ansichten aus 3 Jahrhunderten. Früher und sehr seltener Plan von Potsdam, hier vorliegend im 1. Ausgabe. - Zeigt auch die Umgebung, u. a. Fahrlandsche See, Glienecke. Caputh, Werder. Oben rechts dek. Rokokokartusche mit Erklärungen zum Plan von A - Z und a - n. - Der Plan ist faltbar und in 20 Segmenten auf Lwd. montiert.

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        Carte de la N.le Galles Merid.le ou de Côte Orientale del N.le Hollande Découverte et visitée par le Lieutenant J.Cook Commandant de L'Endeavour, Vaisseau de sa Majesté 1770.

      1774 - Paris, Saillant et Nyon & Panckouke, 1774. Coloured. 375 x 785mm. Minor restoration to binding folds. A French edition of the first published map of the east coast of Australia, engraved by Bénard for the Amsterdam edition of Hawkesworth's important work 'An Account of the Voyages for making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere', first published 1773. After observing the Transit of Venus from Tahiti, Cook's brief was to search for the 'Terra Australis Incognita'. Sailing west he accurately mapped New Zealand for the first time, then moved north, discovering the east coast of Australia. Orientated with north to the right, the chart shows Captain Cook's route from Cape Howe north to Cape York. However, having already run aground once, Cook sailed outside the dangerous reefs and so the coast between Cape Flattery and Cape Weymouth was not mapped.

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        Interpretatio naturae, seu philosophia Newtoniana methodo exposita. Augsburg: Joseph Wolff, 1773, 1774, 1775.

      - First edition, rare. 'Jacob Anton Zallinger was born in Boze (Tyrol) in 1735 and died there in 1813. After studying at Munich and Innsbruck, he entered the Society of Jesus in 1753, was ordained in 1765, and belonged to the Jesuit order until its suppression in 1773. He taught philosophy in Munich (1767–70), Dillingen (1770–76), Innsbruck (1776) and then moved to Augsburg in 1777, where he taught as a faculty member at the College of St Salvator for thirty years, lecturing on canon law. For some years he also served as rector of the university. His most significant work is his philosophy according to Newton's method, the Interpretatio naturae seu Philosophia Newtoniana methodo exposita, consisting of three volumes written between 1773 and 1775. In this work he defends the Copernican account of the solar system and also the empiricism of Newton against the scholastic method of deductive reasoning' (Dictionary of Eighteenth-Century German Philosophers). PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: 3 volumes, 8vo, [xviii], 454; [xiv], 449; [xii], 443 pp., 9 folding plates, 2 folding tables, recent quarter calf with red spine labels, small stamps on title-pages, minor repair to verso of first title-page, occasional spotting, internally a very good set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        TRAITE SUR LA MENDICITE AVEC LES PROJETS DE REGLEMENT PROPRES A L'EMPECHER DANS LES VILLES ET VILLAGES, DEDIE A MESSIEURS LES OFFICIERS DE JUSTICE ET DE POLICE, PAR UN CITOYEN,

      S.p., 1774 - Relié, plein veau à l'impression doré sur le dos, page de titre originale, 120 x 205mm., 56pp. Livre curieux et rare, probablement de la main de François Xavier de Feller. Excellent état. 510 g. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        HISTOIRE DE LA CAMPAGNE DE M. LE PRINCE DE CONDE EN FLANDRE EN 1674. Précédé d'un tableau historique de la guerre de Hollande jusqu'à cette époque

      Paris, Chez l'auteur et Ch. Ant. Jombert pere, Delaguette, Monory, 1774.. FIRST EDITION 1774. Folio, approximately 395 x 280 mm, 15½ x 11 inches, half-title, printed title page, engraved title page, 2 full page engraved plates, 4 folding maps coloured in outline, 32 double page engraved plates of Carte des Camps with formations highlighted in red, 3 other folding plates, Fort et Chateau; Siege Grave and Bataille de Seneff which has formations highlighted in yellow, blue and red, engraved head and tail vignettes, pictorial initials, pages: xiv, 1-63, [1] 1-216 plus [8] list of subscribers, licence and errata leaves at end, bound in full contemporary mottled calf, red and green gilt lettered labels, gilt decoration to spine, marbled endpapers. Binding rubbed and scuffed, shelf wear to edges, top and bottom of spine and corners have been repaired, small cracks to head and tail of both hinges, all pages and plates mounted on stubs, 3 gatherings have been bound out of place,13-16, 41-44,101-104, all bound 1 gathering before their correct position, page 41-44 browned, all text legible, a few small tears to folds and margins mostly neatly repaired. 1 folding map, the smallest of the 4, has a third portion replaced from another identical map but it is not coloured in outline as the rest, pale vertical stain along the join, many plates have pale browning to margins, age-browning to some pages, 1 page has a vertical crease, 1 folding map slightly protruding with the edges of margins browned and dusty, a few rust marks just affecting a few letters but all legible, 1 plate margin has a small chip, not affecting images, tip of 2 corners torn with slight loss, occasional foxing and small marks, old ink signature to top of half-title. A good sturdy copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Clavigo. Ein Trauerspiel. Mit zehn Steindrucken von Hugo Steiner-Prag. Weimar, Gesellschaft der Bibliophilen 1917. 4to. 77 S. Mit 10 signierten und datierten Orig.-Lithoraphien. Orig.-Pergamentbd. mit Deckeltitel u. Kopfgoldschnitt. (Leipziger Buchbinderei, vorm. Gustav Fritzsche).

      . . Eines von 25 numerierten Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe auf Zanders-Bütten mit 10 signierten und datierten Orig.-Lithographien von Hugo Steiner-Prag. Nur diese Exemplare wurden von Hand in Ganzpergament gebunden. Im Druckvermerk vom Künstler signiert. Der Text folgt der ersten Ausgabe von Goethes Jugendstück von 1774. Tadellos erhalten. - Rodenberg 288. - Schauer, Bd. II,94.

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        The Charters of the British Colonies in America

      London: J. Almon, 1774. Octavo, [ii], 142 pp., fine uncut copy in modern plain wrappers, handsome quarter blue morocco bookform box by Sangorski. Royal charters granted to seven North American colonies, printed on the eve of the War of Independence. The charters represent individual agreements between the Crown and the settlers of the respective colonies. Comparison of the charters reveal significant differences with regard to taxation, land ownership (with attendant mineral and fishing rights), the administration of local courts and the power of magistrates, appeals to the crown in the event of capital punishment, and so forth. Of special concern was the issue of religious affiliation; in this regard the Rhode Island charter assures the settlers of freedom of worship while that of Massachusetts Bay leaves power in the hands of the original Puritan settlers. Where the colonies existed by virtue of agreements with local Indians, the charters reinforced the legal validity of land claims; much of this remained significantly unchanged after the American Revolution. This imprint of 1774 was reprinted from the 1766 edition, noted by Howes as ' the first collected edition of these colonial charters'. Includes the charters of Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Georgia. Interestingly, it also prints the first charter granted to the colony of Massachusetts Bay in 1644 (18 pp.).

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        Over 1000 words on a deed in the hand of 29-year-old Anthony Wayne after he surveyed the land his parents were selling

      Autograph Document with ?Wayne? penned 10 times in the text, one page, 27? by 15.5?. On vellum. Three wax seals at lower right next to the signatures of Gen. Wayne?s parents, ?Isaac Wayne? and ?Elizabeth Wayne? and ?Isaac Davis? as Justice. Soiling and rippling, common in such documents. Folded to 7? x 8? with docket by Anthony Wayne: ?1774 Deed / Isaac Wayne ... / to / Benjamin Marpel...? Fine condition.A lengthy document with over 1,000 words in Wayne?s hand as a surveyor. Wayne?s parents, Isaac Wayne, ?Yeoman,? and Elizabeth Wayne sell ?Forty Seven acres and half and ten perches? of land in Willistown Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania, to Benjamin Marple, ?Wheelwright,? for £256. The history of ownership is traced back to a 1000 acre ?Patent of Confirmation bearing date the ninth day of July Anno Domini 1687? to Samuel Jobson with all the owners of the land since then mentioned with the date of each deed. In part, ?...unto Gabriel Wayne in fee by Indentur

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        Design of the Ceiling of Lady Bute's Dressing Room

      London 1774 - A fine engraving, with contemporary hand colouring, of a painted plaster and stucco ceiling from the interior at Luton Hoo, a project undertaken by Robert Adam in about 1764 for the Earl of Bute. Robert and his brother James Adam forever changed the face of British architecture by introducing innovative Classical design ideas. From 1754-57, Robert lived in Italy where he had a long productive friendship with Piranesi, which was inspirational for both men. Adam's first book, on Diocletian's palace in Dalmatia, is clearly very like the archaeological investigations Piranesi was making at the same time of similar ruins. Piranesi's friendship and passion for Roman Classicism were seminal influences on Adam, and the greatest single factor, other than his own talent, in the work Adam produced on his return to England. Upon his return, the brothers launched their career by building the Adelphi from the Thames to the Strand in London, which although not a commercial success at the time, included one of London's most cherished buildings, the Adlephi Theatre. Together, the Adam brothers designed and built some of the most famous buildings in England, including such bastions of English architecture as Kenwood House, Keddlestone Manor, and Syon House. To the interiors of their English country houses, the Adams brought wonderful ornamental elements in niches, lunettes, festoons and reliefs. Their classically designed buildings were so numerous in London that they changed the prevailing feel of the city and established their brand of neo-Classicism as the model of elegance and importance. It is asserted that the brothers originated the concept of the uniform facade attached to the typical English row house, an architectural device that distinguishes London buildings. This monumental contribution is evidenced in the Adams' designs for Portland Place and Fitzroy Square, and these were used as architectural models for the whole city. The brothers brought their talents into other areas by designing furniture to complement their beautiful interiors and by creating and publishing a treatise of design entitled 'Works in Architecture'. The work was published in three volumes over an extended span of time, beginning in 1773, with the final volume being published posthumously in 1822. Cf. Brunet I.47; cf. Lowndes I, p.8; DNB; Wilton-Ely, The Mind and Art of Giovanni Battista Piranesi. Engraving, coloured by hand, by B. Pastorini.

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        Elevation of the North Front of Kenwood, towards the Court. Elevation of the South Front of Kenwood, towards the Gardens

      London 1774 - A fine architectural engraving of Kenwood House, in Hampstead, London, re-modelled in 1761-1773, and now home to the Iveagh Bequest picture collection. Robert and his brother James Adam forever changed the face of British architecture by introducing innovative Classical design ideas. From 1754-57, Robert lived in Italy where he had a long productive friendship with Piranesi, which was inspirational for both men. Adam's first book, on Diocletian's palace in Dalmatia, is clearly very like the archaeological investigations Piranesi was making at the same time of similar ruins. Piranesi's friendship and passion for Roman Classicism were seminal influences on Adam, and the greatest single factor, other than his own talent, in the work Adam produced on his return to England. Upon his return, the brothers launched their career by building the Adelphi from the Thames to the Strand in London, which although not a commercial success at the time, included one of London's most cherished buildings, the Adlephi Theatre. Together, the Adam brothers designed and built some of the most famous buildings in England, including such bastions of English architecture as Kenwood House, Keddlestone Manor, and Syon House. To the interiors of their English country houses, the Adams brought wonderful ornamental elements in niches, lunettes, festoons and reliefs. Their classically designed buildings were so numerous in London that they changed the prevailing feel of the city and established their brand of neo-Classicism as the model of elegance and importance. It is asserted that the brothers originated the concept of the uniform facade attached to the typical English row house, an architectural device that distinguishes London buildings. This monumental contribution is evidenced in the Adams' designs for Portland Place and Fitzroy Square, and these were used as architectural models for the whole city. The brothers brought their talents into other areas by designing furniture to complement their beautiful interiors and by creating and publishing a treatise of design entitled 'Works in Architecture'. The work was published in three volumes over an extended span of time, beginning in 1773, with the final volume being published posthumously in 1822. Cf. Brunet I.47; cf. Lowndes I, p.8. Engraving, by T. Miller (expert repairs to old fold touching image area).

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        Theatrum Machinarum Generale. Schau-Platz Des Grundes Mechanischer Wissenschafften, Das ist: Deutliche Anleitung Zur Mechanic oder Bewegungs-Kunst. UND ANGEBUNDEN: Theatrum Machinarium. Oder: Schau-Platz der Heb-Zeuge, in welchem nicht nur angewiesen wird Wie durch Menschen und Thiere gewaltige Lasten bequem fortzubringen, Sondern auch Mancherley Arthen der vornehmsten, gebräuchlichsten, dauerhaftigsten und curieusesten, wie auch simplesten Machinen, Lasten von ungeheurer Größe und Schwehre, so wol von einem Orth zum andern nicht allein füglich fortzuschaffen, als zu erheben, neiderzulassen und mit Geschicklichkeit von einer Seite zur andern zu wenden, vorgestellet werden.

      Leipzig, Bernhard Christoph Breitkopf und Sohn 1774;. Neue [2.] Aufl.; ca 38x25 cm; 9 [statt 10 - Reihentitel nicht eingebunden] Blätter, 188 Seiten, 2 Blätter mit 71 Kupfertafeln; 8 Blätter, 164 Seiten, 2 Blätter mit 56 Kupfertafeln; Ledereinband d. Zt. mit Rückenschild (Einband etwas bestoßen und leicht berieben, Buchrücken an den Kapitalen mit kleinen Fehlstellen, vorderes fliegendes Vorsatzblatt [leer] fehlt, Reihentitel nicht mit eingebunden, Textblätter vereinzelt geringfügig stockfleckig oder leicht gebräunt, Tafeln sauber; insgesamt gutes Exemplar mit den ersten beiden Bänden der Reihe); Neue [2.] Aufl.;.

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        Joseph Banks Esq

      London: W. Dickinson, 30 January, 1774. Mezzotint portrait, 510 x 370 mm.; a very good impression, mounted and framed. The classic portrait of Banks as a young man. Only twenty-eight or twenty-nine years of age, Banks is shown sitting confidently at his desk, surrounded by the accoutrements of his science: books, papers, and a prominently placed world globe. The mezzotint is based on the portrait painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds in 1772-3, when Banks was at the height of his fame after returning triumphant from Cook's first voyage and the discovery of the east coast of Australia. His ambitions and achievements are neatly captured in the prominently placed Latin tag, "cras ingens iterabimus æquor" (Horace: "tomorrow we will be back on the vast ocean", and an intriguing choice as the engraving was published at much the same time as Banks withdrew from Cook's second voyage). The engraving was made by William Dickinson in the latter half of 1773. It was the same year that Dickinson first began to publish his own prints, after a lengthy apprenticeship and association with the painter Robert Edge Pine, at whose house in St Martin's Lane he lodged between 1768 and 1771. His relationship with Reynolds was evidently good: this was the first of no less than twenty-two mezzotints after Reynolds that he completed and this very rare and fine image of Banks is one of the most celebrated.

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        Omai, A Native of Ulaietea

      London: Publish'd according to Act of Parlt., 25th October, 1774. Etching and stipple engraving, 540 x 330 mm.; a good, well-inked and very crisp impression, generous margins; mounted. The ideal image of the Noble Savage. A wonderful full-length portrait of Omai (also known as "Mai"), the Tahitian who was seen as the embodiment of Rousseau's noble savage when he arrived in England on the Adventure with Captain Furneaux in 1774. The portrait is based on a painting by Nathaniel Dance, who would later also paint Captain Cook. Here, he is shown carrying a wooden pillow-stool and feathered circlet, and draped in tapa cloth. Banks so admired Dance's painting that he personally commissioned Bartolozzi to do the engraving. Bartolozzi was renowned for his technique of "stippled" engravings, of which this is a fine example. The portrait is testament to the contemporary interest in Omai, and this romantic portrayal was one of the first large-scale and separately-issued images that were produced to satisfy European curiosity, and to advance anthropological interest in the peoples of the Pacific. This tradition of taking exotic natives of interest back to London began with Captain Cook and continued well into the nineteenth century. The four-line inscription mentions both Furneaux and, particularly, Lord Sandwich of the Admiralty, who was Omai's great friend and protector during his two-year stay in England.

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        A Voyage Towards The North Pole Undertaken By His Majesty's Command 1773

      London: W. Boyer and J. Nichols for J. Nourse, 1774. First edition. leather_bound. Contemporary full calf, professionally rebacked, original backstrip laid down. Very good./No Dust Jacket. 253 pages. 29.5 x 24 cm. Fourteen plates: 3 folding maps, plus 11 plates (each folding or double-paged), and 11 folding tables. The expedition crossed the ice barrier separating Spitsbergen from Novaya Zemlya, and reached 80 degrees, 48 minutes north, but could not find a clear path through the ice. Horatio Nelson, then 14, took part in the expedition. SABIN 62572. " An important addition to nautical science which does honor to its author. Besides a journal of the voyage, it contains a descriptive catalogue of the natural productions of Spitsbergen." Ink ownership inscription and bookplate on fep. Pencil underlining to author's name on title page, pages and plates generally clean, mild toning to a few plates.

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        De Magica Liber

      Leipzig: Kraus. 1774. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good. A physician writes on magic! First printing, first edition, 1774. Hardcover 12mo, 316pp. Bound in what appears to be a slightly later school prize binding with gilt stamped boards and spine compartments, marbled endpapers. Very good with leather still supple, though there is a gouge to the front board about .75 inch in length, a few other smaller nicks or scratches. De Haen was a well-known physician and writer, one of the first to realize the importance of the thermometer. This treatise discusses the treatment of magic and divination by the Church Fathers, its modern place in science, and whether diagnoses could be achieved through the use of magic. Previous owner's signature to front flyleaf and old conte marking to frontis, else clean and unmarked. Rare.

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        Von den äusserlichen Kennzeichen der Fossilien

      Eight folding printed tables. 302 pp., 1 leaf. 8vo, early 19th-cent. paper boards (extremities a little worn, some foxing to first few leaves), red leather lettering piece on spine. Leipzig: S.L. Crusius, 1774. [bound with]:ENGELHARDT, Moritz von. Geognostische Untersuchungs-Methode. Ein Versuch. x, 11-162 pp., 1 leaf. 8vo. Riga & Dorpat: J.F. Meinshausen, 1817. I. First edition, and very rare, of the author's first book in which Werner developed a completely new system for the description of minerals. Werner (1749-1817), known as the "father of historical geology," was the first to understand that the correct classification of minerals should be based on their chemical composition and that minerals could be identified by their external characteristics. In this work, "Werner gave an unprecedented number of external characteristics with definitions, usually accompanied by homely examples which could be understood by both the layman and the natural philosopher...[it] continued to be an important work into the nineteenth century."-D.S.B., XIV, p. 257. The present work by Werner was enormously influential to mineralogists and geologists on the Continent and in England. It was due to this book that Wernerian nomenclature took a firm hold. II. First edition and very rare. Engelhardt (1779-1842), was professor of mineralogy at the University of Dorpat; he made many geological expeditions through Germany, France, Switzerland, Italy, and Russia. This is his notable work on methods of geological investigations. Very good copies. ❧ I. Dibner, Heralds of Science, 91. Evans, First Editions of Epochal Achievements in the History of Science (1934), 64. Sparrow, Milestones of Science, p. 30. Zittel, pp. 56-61. II. Poggendorff, I, 669. .

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        Vermehrtes Kirchen-und Haus-Gesang-Buch für das Königl. Schwedische Herzogthum Pommern und Fürstenthum Rügen ... Nebst einem erbaulichen Gebet-Buche. ( angebunden: *Evangelien und Episteln...in denen Pommerschen Kirchen...*

      Stralsund, Struck, 1774.. Titelblatt mit gestochener Vignette, 18 n.n. Blätter ( Vorrede und Inhaltsverzeichnis ), 928 Seiten, 12 n.n. Blätter ( Worterklärungen, Melodien-Register, Register der Lieder ), 48 Seiten ( Christliches Gebet-Buch ). Angebunden: *Evangelien und Episteln...in denen Pommerschen Kirchen zu gebrauchen....* , Röhl, Greifswald, 1785 mit 192 Seiten sowie *Der kleine Catechismus* und *Die Christliche Haus-Tafel* mit zusammen16 Seiten. Zusammen in einem schlichten Ganzlederband mit floraler versilberter Messingschließe ( diese mit Gravur *Anno 1791* ) und umlaufendem gepunzten Goldschnitt, 8° ( 17,5 x 11 cm ). Der Einband stärker berieben, Einbanddeckel mit Fehlstellen im Bezug, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen und etwas beschädigt, der schmale Einbandrücken zum oberen Kapital hin leicht wurmstichig. Innen auf dem Innendeckel längerer handschriftlicher Vermerk mit Lebensdaten zur Familie Ludwig Worner/Marie Woerner mit Lebensdaten ab 1843. Seiten teils etwas fleckig oder fingerfleckig, einige Seiten und das Titelblatt zum Außenrand etwas wurmstichig, teils unter kleinem Buchstabenverlust. Letzte Seiten des kleinen Catechismus bzw. der Haus-Tafel stärker wurmstichig mit Buchstabenverlust. Die versilberte Messing-Schließe von guter Erhaltung. - sehr selten - ( Gewicht 700 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ).

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        Bickerstaff's Boston Almanack for the Year of Our Redemption 1775 ; being the Third after Leap-Year, the Fifteenth in the Reign of King George III

      Boston: Mills & Hicks, 1774. Duodecimo, 32 pp., original printed wrappers, full page woodcut to verso of title trimmed a little close affecting the caption, title-page loose; very good. Rare American-printed Almanac with an important notice of "An Account of the Inhabitants of New Zealand, (embellished with an elegant Representation of a Warrior of that Nation, and two Natives of New-Holland, advancing to Combat)." A full-page of text discusses the Maori, their dress, carriage and conversation, comparing them to Tahitians. The image is closely based on Parkinson's "Two Natives of New Holland advancing to combat; New Zealand warrior in his proper dress & armour" which appeared in his Journal of a Voyage to the South Seas (plate XXX). Another American version of the plate had been included in the 1774 New York edition of the official account of Cook's first voyage, that plate famously engraved by the folk hero Paul Revere. This Almanac version would appear to be based on the Revere plate, and is one of the earliest representations of the Aborigines and Maori to appear in America. The Almanac also includes an extract from Bernard Romans' Concise Natural History of East and West Florida, which describes the Choctaw Indians and some of their customs. Drake notes two states of this 1775 edition of Bickerstaff, the issue point concerning the appearance of the price at the bottom of the wrapper, as here.

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        Anecdotes orientales : Anecdotes chinoises, japonoises (japonaises), siamoises, tonquinoises, &c ; dans lesquelles on s'est attaché principalement aux moeurs, usages, coutumes & religions de ces différens peuples d'Asie.

      - Paris, Vincent, 1774. Petit in-8, (2)-422-234-52-32 pp., reliure dépoque plein veau brun, dos orné, tranches rouges (reliure frottée). Première édition. * Barbier, I, 179. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). * Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. * La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. * Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. * Veuillez noter que le traitement et l'expédition des commandes passées en juillet et en août peut prendre plus de temps que d'habitude : merci de votre patience et de votre compréhension. * Langue : Français

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        Political Arithmetic. Containing Observations on the Present State of Great Britain; and the Principles of her Policy in the Encouragement of Agriculture. Addressed to the Oeconomical Societies established in Europe. To which is Added, A Memoir on the Corn Trade: Drawn up and laid before the Commissioners of the Treasury. By Governor Pownall

      xii, [4], 366 pp., one leaf of ads. 8vo, orig. wrappers (spine a little defective with portions perished), uncut. London: W. Nicoll, 1774. First edition, presentation copy, inscribed "From the Author" on the free front endpaper. This is the most complete statement of Young's general economic philosophy, and is considered to be one of his best books. His reputation as an economist rests primarily upon it and several translations into other European languages were immediately made. In this work Young discusses a wide range of politico-economic subjects, including taxation, prices, food, population, and the balance of trade. He further devotes a considerable section of the book to an examination of false propositions including a reply to Quesnay's Maxims in the Encyclopédie." Fine copy, preserved in a box. .

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        TRAITE SUR LA MENDICITE AVEC LES PROJETS DE REGLEMENT PROPRES A L'EMPECHER DANS LES VILLES ET VILLAGES, DEDIE A MESSIEURS LES OFFICIERS DE JUSTICE ET DE POLICE, PAR UN CITOYEN,

      S.p., 1774 . Relié, plein veau à l'impression doré sur le dos, page de titre originale, 120 x 205mm., 56pp. Livre curieux et rare, probablement de la main de François Xavier de Feller. Excellent état.

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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 up from his own Journal, and from the Papers of Joseph Banks, Esq

      New York: James Rivington, 1774. Two volumes, octavo, with two folding engravings and a folding map; slight browning and staining as normal for American books of the period; an excellent copy in contemporary sprinkled calf, neatly respined with portions of original spines laid down. First American account. The highly important first American publication of Cook's first voyage. This is also the first American work to publish details of the Australian east coast, and the map is the first serious American depiction of a complete Australian continent. The book is very rare on the market, remarkably few copies having appeared for sale in modern times, most of them imperfect or in less than satisfactory condition. American books of this period tend to survive in small numbers, invariably in poor state. In this context the copy offered here is unusually good. This is an example of the first issue, with seventeen pages of subscribers' names (a second issue had eighteen pages, while a third issue appeared without any list of subscribers). The frontispiece to the first volume (perhaps the second too - it is unsigned) was engraved by the American folk hero Paul Revere not long before the famous Midnight Ride, the event that ensured his leap to fame. Revere (1734-1818) was a gold and silversmith who sometimes supplemented his income with other work. During the economic depression that preceded the Revolution he began to work as a dentist and also as an engraver, producing a number of book illustrations along with more ephemeral material, such as business cards and bills of fare. Very few accounts of Cook's three voyages were published in America before the end of the eighteenth century: this was the first, and just six more would follow. One of the reasons for this may have been the general availability of imported English publications, but as Holmes points out, from a broadside dated 26 March 1774, there was a good economic incentive for a local publication in this case: "Whosoever would purchase the English Edition of the late Voyage round the World… must give Three Guineas for it; which excessive price has engaged James Rivington's Proposing to the public, a complete edition of that work… for one dollar and a half…

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        LETTERS WRITTEN BY THE LATE RIGHT HONOURABLE PHILIP DORMER STANHOPE, EARL OF CHESTERFIELD, TO HIS SON PHILIP STANHOPE, ESQ late envoy extraordinary at the court of Dresden: together with several other pieces on various subjects. Published by Mrs. Eugenia Stanhope from the originals now in her possession. In two volumes

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

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        A Political Survey of Britain

      London: for the author; and sold by Richardson and Urquhart, and others, 1774. Two volumes, large quarto, upper joints of both volumes just starting, a little inoffensive wear to the extremities; yet a fine set in magnificent tree calf, flat spines featuring gilt foliate ornament with green and crimson morocco labels. England in the 1770s. Redolent of the 1780s in its strictly contemporary binding, Campbell's Political Survey describes the England that the First Fleet left behind. More than dry political economy, the survey contains a wealth of information regarding the trades, agriculture, transportation, fisheries, seaports, markets and natural resources of Britain. The author was appointed the King's agent for the province of Georgia in 1765; accordingly this survey is rich with reference to the American and West Indian colonies (although the possibility of revolution is conspicuously absent). The subtitle itself says much of the author's aspirations for national self-sufficiency: the book is 'intended to shew That we have not as yet approached near the Summit of Improvement, but that it will afford Employment to many Generations before they push to their utmost Extent the natural advantages of Great Britain.' This set, with its elegant binding, bears the bookplates and ownership signature of Alexander Allardyce (c.1743-1801), a Scottish slaver who made his fortune in the West Indies. Upon his return home, Allardyce entered parliament and spent lavishly on the improvement of Dunottar House near Aberdeen and its magnificent walled garden.

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        JOURNAL DU SECOND VOYAGE DU CAPITAINE COOK, sur les vaisseaux La Resolution & L'Aventure; Entrepris par ordre de S. M. Britannique, dans les annees 1774 & 1775.

      Amsterdam, et se trouve a Paris chez Pissot et Nyon, 1777.FIRST FRENCH EDITION OF THE FIRST FULL ACCOUNT OF COOK'S SECOND VOYAGE. 1777, translated by De Freville from the 1775 London printing. 8vo, approximately 200 x 120 mm, 8 x 4¾ inches, large folding engraved map showing the routes of the two ships, pages: [2] xix, [1] 1 - 546, bound in full contemporary mottled calf, rebacked to style, gilt decoration between raised bands to spine, maroon gilt lettered morocco label, all edges red, marbled endpapers. Some slight pitting to original covers, corners slightly worn, occasional pale foxing, a few pages lightly age - browned, 1 page of preface has pin hole repaired, not affecting text, short closed tear to inner edge of map, just affecting the border with no loss. Binding tight and firm, a very good copy of an important book. John Marra's book first appeared anonymously in England in 1775. It was the first full account published of Cook's second voyage and was a first hand account as Marra was an Irish gunner on the Resolution. It contained many observations and incidents which did not appear in the official account which appeared 18 months later. It contained an account of the Adventure's time on the Tasmanian coast and It also contained the first printed account of the Antarctic based on actual observation, the Resolution having crossed the Antarctic circle at 3 points. See The Parsons Collection of Rare Pacific Voyage Books, Part 1, No. 107; Beddie, Bibliography of Captain James Cook, page 234 No 1272. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        OBSERVATIONS HISTORICAL, CRITICAL, AND MEDICAL, ON THE WINES OF THE ANCIENTS AND THE ANALOGY BETWEEN THEM SAND MODERN WINES. With General Observations on the Principles and Qualities of Water, and in particular those of Bath.

      London, T. Cadell, 1774.FIRST EDITION 1775, 4to, approximately 270 x 220 mm, 10½ x 8½ inches, frontispiece of Thermopolium engraved by Isaac Taylor, 2 small circular engravings on title page also by Taylor showing ancient wine - making, pages: xii, 1 - 479, (1 - errata and Directions to the Binder), the description of the frontispiece (which is headed "Frontispiece") is on page 161 and the binder was directed to place it between 160 and 161 where it is sometimes found. Bound in full calf, modern reback, gilt rules between raised bands, early gilt titled red morocco label, original endpapers, large engraved armorial bookplate of Hugh Robert Hughes of Kimmel, Co. Denbigh, small library label to top of first pastedown. Covers rubbed and scuffed with slight loss of leather to corners with board showing, slight shelf wear to edges, faint offsetting to title page from frontispiece, pale age - browning and foxing to title page and frontispiece, edges of endpapers, a few top edges, Errata and pastedowns lightly browned, occasional small mark in margins, several pages have a tiny nick to top edge, 1 lower corner missing, not affecting text, looks like a paper fault, otherwise a very good clean sturdy copy. "This is the earliest major work in English on the wines of the Ancients, and the first book in English that discusses modern wines.... The most interesting part ... is the 57 page appendix that deals with modern wines". See James M. Gabler, Wine into Words, A History and Bibliography of Wine books in the English Language, page 22, G12120. The Appendix briefly discusses Champagne and wines of Burgundy, Portugal, Madeira, Canaries, Spain, Germany, Tokay. Chapter X page 207 - 231 examines the Principles and Qualities of Bath Waters, Chapters XI and XII, pages 232 - 354 concern the convivial entertainments and the evening suppers of the ancients. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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

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

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

      Paris: Imprimerie Royale. Light shelf wear to covers and discolouration to paper. Rebound. Apparently the title page is a "Sympathetic Facsimile" but indistinguishable from the remaining text. 1774. First Edition. Later quarter calf with marbled paper covered boards and red morocco title label. 250mm x 200mm (10" x 8"). 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. .

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        Exercice du Chrétien,

      1774. An Eighteenth Century Pre-Cosway Binding Significant, Superb and Unusual Untouched In Its Original State[COSWAY-STYLE BINDING]. Exercice du Chrétien, Contenant Les Prieres du Matin & du Soir, l'Ordinaire de la Messe, les sept Pseaumes de la Pénitence, les Vepres & Hymnes de tous les Dimanches & Fetes de l'Année. Saumur: De l'Imprimerie de Francois-Paschal-Jean-Marie de Gouy, 1774.Sixteenmo (4 13/16 x 2 1/2 inches; 122 x 64 mm.) [8], 260 pp Full contemporary vellum with elaborately gilt decorated red morocco panels to sides and spine, inlaid with 20 colored metal disks within pierced roundels, and with the side panels each possessing three hand colored miniatures under original mica. Gilt tooled edges. All edges gilt. Some loss of gilt at joints at at edges, discs in various states of oxidation, as normal and to be expected. A few hairline cracks, one tiny loss, to mica. Two small nicks to spine. Withal, a remarkable binding. Housed in a custom made full red morocco, gilt decorated felt-lined clamshell case.A binding of historical significance to the art & craft: The binder is, alas, unknown but 130 years prior to J.H. Stonehouse, a director of the bookselling firm of Henry Sotheran, introducing Cosway bindings (in collaboration with binders Riviere & Son and artist "Miss Currie" and named after eighteenth century miniaturist Richard Cosway), this anonymous visionary actually developed the concept. We are aware of only two other similar examples of these extremely scarce bindings.

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        Omai, A Native of Ulaietea

      Publish'd according to Act of Parlt., 25th October, London 1774 - Etching and stipple engraving, 540 x 330 mm.; a good, well-inked and very crisp impression, generous margins; mounted. The ideal image of the Noble Savage. A wonderful full-length portrait of Omai (also known as "Mai"), the Tahitian who was seen as the embodiment of Rousseau's noble savage when he arrived in England on the Adventure with Captain Furneaux in 1774. The portrait is based on a painting by Nathaniel Dance, who would later also paint Captain Cook. Here, he is shown carrying a wooden pillow-stool and feathered circlet, and draped in tapa cloth. Banks so admired Dance's painting that he personally commissioned Bartolozzi to do the engraving. Bartolozzi was renowned for his technique of "stippled" engravings, of which this is a fine example. The portrait is testament to the contemporary interest in Omai, and this romantic portrayal was one of the first large-scale and separately-issued images that were produced to satisfy European curiosity, and to advance anthropological interest in the peoples of the Pacific. This tradition of taking exotic natives of interest back to London began with Captain Cook and continued well into the nineteenth century. The four-line inscription mentions both Furneaux and, particularly, Lord Sandwich of the Admiralty, who was Omai's great friend and protector during his two-year stay in England. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        PRIMEIRA PARTE DAS CHRONICAS DOS REIS DE PORTUGAL, reformadas pelo licenciado Duarte Nunez do Liao. ( CHRONICA DOS REYS DE PORTUGAL ).

      Lisbon, Manoel Coelho Amado, 1774.THIRD EDITION, FIRST PART, 1774, 2 volumes, complete set. Although the title states "First part", there was no second part, these 2 volumes are all that was published. Portuguese text, 8vo, approximately 205 x 140 mm, 8¼ x 5¾ inches, a few woodcut head - and tailpieces and decorated initials, pages vii, 326 including index, (1) - errata; (4), 394 including index, (1) - errata, bound in full old mottled calf, gilt "House of Commons Library" stamp and insignia to covers, gilt bands and contrasting gilt lettered morocco labels to spines. Spines slightly worn at head and tail with slight chipping at head of Volume I, hinges slightly rubbed, corners slightly worn, a few small scuffs and rubs to covers, front and rear endpaper missing in Volume I, library label and disposal stamp on front endpapers (and on half - title in Volume I), faint library number on verso title pages, ink signature in margin of page 1 Volume I, very occasional small light mark to margins, contents otherwise bright and clean. Bindings tight and firm. A very good set of a rare work in any edition. Leao (c. 1530 - 1608), was a Portuguese lawyer, philologist and historian who published several important works on the history and laws of his nation. He eventually rose to the position of judge of the Casa da Supplicacao (court of appeals). His intention with this work was to remodel the medieval chronicles and it was undertaken by order of Philip the Second of Spain and First of Portugal. It contains the Chronicles of Dom Henrique, the founder of the Kingdom, until Dom Fernando, 1090 - 1383. It first appeared in Lisbon in 1600 and was reprinted in 1677. Although the title states "First part", there was no second part, these 2 volumes are all that was published. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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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 up from his own Journal, and from the Papers of Joseph Banks, Esq?

      James Rivington, New York 1774 - Two volumes, octavo, with two folding engravings and a folding map; slight browning and staining as normal for American books of the period; an excellent copy in contemporary sprinkled calf, neatly respined with portions of original spines laid down. First American account. The highly important first American publication of Cook's first voyage. This is also the first American work to publish details of the Australian east coast, and the map is the first serious American depiction of a complete Australian continent. The book is very rare on the market, remarkably few copies having appeared for sale in modern times, most of them imperfect or in less than satisfactory condition. American books of this period tend to survive in small numbers, invariably in poor state. In this context the copy offered here is unusually good. This is an example of the first issue, with seventeen pages of subscribers' names (a second issue had eighteen pages, while a third issue appeared without any list of subscribers). The frontispiece to the first volume (perhaps the second too - it is unsigned) was engraved by the American folk hero Paul Revere not long before the famous Midnight Ride, the event that ensured his leap to fame. Revere (1734-1818) was a gold and silversmith who sometimes supplemented his income with other work. During the economic depression that preceded the Revolution he began to work as a dentist and also as an engraver, producing a number of book illustrations along with more ephemeral material, such as business cards and bills of fare. Very few accounts of Cook's three voyages were published in America before the end of the eighteenth century: this was the first, and just six more would follow. One of the reasons for this may have been the general availability of imported English publications, but as Holmes points out, from a broadside dated 26 March 1774, there was a good economic incentive for a local publication in this case: "Whosoever would purchase the English Edition of the late Voyage round the World? must give Three Guineas for it; which excessive price has engaged James Rivington's Proposing to the public, a complete edition of that work? for one dollar and a half?"

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        A plan for a practicable, easy, and constitutional method, of manning the Royal Navy, upon any emergency, without the usual mode of impressing seamen; rendered intelligible to those who are unacquainted with maritime affairs: illustrated by several tables, calculated to explain the whole. And most humbly submitted to the consideration of the ministry and the legislature. By Lieutenant Tomlinson, of his Majesty's ship, the Resolution.

      London: printed, only, for the author, by J. W. Pasham 1774 - viii,54,[2] p. 4to. Errata on final leaf. Tiny pieces clipped from the outer corners of the title page, made good, otherwise a fine wide-margined copy. Recent cloth-backed boards, paper label. C; CSmH, NN, OCHP, DLC, Royal Military College in ESTC on-line. An attack on the "unspeakable distress" caused by the use of the press gang which had been introduced in 1770 and a plan "how the navy might be manned in future, without the usual disgusting mode, of impressing the seamen." The plan in essence was for the introduction of an Act of parliament thoroughly reforming the wages, conditions of service and welfare of sailors in the Royal Navy so that it would attract men on a voluntary basis. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: C R Johnson Rare Book Collections (PBFA)]
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        Bickerstaff's Boston Almanack for the Year of Our Redemption 1775 ; being the Third after Leap-Year, the Fifteenth in the Reign of King George III?

      Mills & Hicks, Boston 1774 - Duodecimo, 32 pp., original printed wrappers, full page woodcut to verso of title trimmed a little close affecting the caption, title-page loose; very good. Rare American-printed Almanac with an important notice of "An Account of the Inhabitants of New Zealand, (embellished with an elegant Representation of a Warrior of that Nation, and two Natives of New-Holland, advancing to Combat)." A full-page of text discusses the Maori, their dress, carriage and conversation, comparing them to Tahitians. The image is closely based on Parkinson's "Two Natives of New Holland advancing to combat; New Zealand warrior in his proper dress & armour" which appeared in his Journal of a Voyage to the South Seas (plate XXX). Another American version of the plate had been included in the 1774 New York edition of the official account of Cook's first voyage, that plate famously engraved by the folk hero Paul Revere. This Almanac version would appear to be based on the Revere plate, and is one of the earliest representations of the Aborigines and Maori to appear in America. The Almanac also includes an extract from Bernard Romans' Concise Natural History of East and West Florida, which describes the Choctaw Indians and some of their customs. Drake notes two states of this 1775 edition of Bickerstaff, the issue point concerning the appearance of the price at the bottom of the wrapper, as here. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        A Map of the most inhabited part of New England containing the Provinces of Massachusets 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.

      1774 - London: Thomas Jefferys, 1774. Original outline colour. Four sheets, dissected and laid on linen as one, 1050 x 1005mm. Laid on linen, slight wear at some edges. A separate-issue map of New England, originally published in 1757, here re-issued during the increased tensions between Britain and her American colonies. The map shows the coast from Long Island Sound north to Casco Bay and inland to the Hudson River and Lake Champlain, with the 'Kats Kill Mountains'. The two inset maps are of Boston and its harbour, where the Boston Tea Party was staged less than a year before. The lack of an engraver's name has led to this map often being ascribed to the publisher, Thomas Jefferys: in fact it was actually drawn by his assistant, Braddock Mead (c.1685-1757), who used the pseudonym John Green to escape from a criminal past. Despite his imprisonment for defrauding an Irish heiress and charges of kidnapping, he seems to have higher standards than his contemporary cartographers: Cumming wrote that 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. CUMMING: p.45.

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        Carte de la N.le Zelande visitée en 1769. et 1770. par le Lieutenant J.Cook Commandant de L'Endevour Vaisseau de sa Majesté.

      1774 - Paris, Saillant et Nyon & Panckouke, 1774. Coloured. 480 x 380mm. Re-margined on the left hand side, very fine and crisp impression. Antique map of New Zealand, engraved by Bénard for he French edition of Hawkesworth's important work 'An Account of the Voyages. for Making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere', first published 1773. The Dutchman Abel Tasman discovered New Zealand in 1642: however it was Cook's circumnavigation of the Islands in 1769 & 1770 that proved they were not part of the great southern continent. An important map. TOOLEY: Australia pl.21.

      [Bookseller: Altea Antique Maps]
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        The Art of Angling and Compleat Fly-Fishing

      Birmingham: John Baskerville, 1774. Birmingham: John Baskerville, 1774. Second Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Second Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Rebound in full brown calf in an antique style. A few surface marks darkening the leather on the cover, otherwise fine. Slight scattered foxing and browning, generally quite clean; with the attractive frontis. Size: duodecimo (12mo). Text is clean and unmarked. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Fishing & Hunting; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 040112.

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        The Works of C. Churchill

      London - John Churchill, 1774. London - John Churchill, 1774 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A collection of the poems of Charles Churchill. Fifth edition. Illustrated with engraved plates and vignette illustrations. Containing The Rosciad; Night; The Prophecy of Famine; The Apology; The Ghost; The Duellist; Gotham; Epistle to William Hogarth; Independence, and others. Bookplates of Andrew Davis and Nich. Lechmere Charlton to front pastedowns. Four volumes bound in two (complete). Condition: In full calf bindings. Externally quite smart, though with some marks and light rubbing. Joints are cracked. Internally, firmly bound. Ink signature dated 1774to half-titleof volume I. Pages are bright and mainly clean, with just some slight marginal browning and the odd spot. Overall: GOOD.

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        LOS SEIS PRIMEROS LIBROS, Y EL UNDECIMO, Y DUODECIMO DE LOS ELEMENTOS DE EUCLIDES.

      Traducidos de nuevo sobre la versión latina de Federico Comandino conforme a la fiel, y correctisima edición de ella publicada modernamente por Roberto Simson. é ilustrados con notas criticas y geometricas del mismo autor. Imp. Joachin Ibarra. Madrid, 1774 - . 21 cm. 2 h. 20-360 pág. (sign. a8, b4, A-Y8, Z4). Profus. ilustr. con grabados xilográficos que representan figuras geométricas, en el texto. Enc. en pergamino. * La importancia de la obra de Euclides queda patente en una nota de la portada en la que se dice que: "Los elementos de Euclides son una Obra tan excelente entre quantas nos han quedado de la Antigüedad, que su conservacion se debe atribuir á un especial beneficio de la Providencia". CCPB 118094-0. matemáticas, geometría Matemàtiques, geometria, àlgebra Libros antiguos anteriores a 1830 español [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A voyage towards the North Pole undertaken by his majesty's command 1773.

      London, printed by W. Bowyer and J. Nichols for J. Nourse, 1774.4to. Later half calf, with red morocco title label to spine. With 3 folding engraved maps and 12 folding or double page engraved views and plates and 11 folding tables. VIII,253 pp.* First edition; with the armorial bookplate of Charles Steward. - 'Official account written by Captain Phipps, later Lord Mulgrave. The 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 of Spitsbergen. 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 midshipsman aboard the Carcass, and his encounter with a polar bear' (Hill 1351). Phipps's narrative of his voyage was of considerable scientific interest and was the beginning of modern efforts to reach the North Pole. It also made an important addition to the knowledge of the natural productions of Spitsbergen. - The first British attempt to reach the North Pole since 1615. - A fine copy.Sabin 62572; JCB 1966; Chavanne 1944 (other ed.); Cox II, p.19; Stam, Books on ice, p.13.

      [Bookseller: Gert Jan BESTEBREURTJE]
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        ÉTRENNES MIGNONES, CURIEUSES ET UTILES, AVEC PLUSSIEURS AUGMENTATIONS & CORRECTIONS, POUR L'ANNEE MIL SEPT CENT SOIXANTE-QUATORZE

      Paris: Chez Claude-Jacques-Charles & Pierre-Francois Durand, 1774. Paris: Chez Claude-Jacques-Charles & Pierre-Francois Durand, 1774.. [108]pp. plus two folding maps. 32mo. Contemporary red French morocco, heavily decorated in gilt, a.e.g. Trivial foxing to endleaves, light tanning and minimal fraying to extended edges of folding map, otherwise a fine copy. First edition of this almanac, beautifully bound, from the Weston Library of the Earls of Bradford, with the bookplate. Many of the text leaves are interleaved with elegantly engraved tables, with decorative margins, from recording profits and losses.

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