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        Briefe über mineralogische Gegenstände, auf seiner Reise durch das Temeswarer Bannat, Siebenbürgen, Ober- und Nieder-Hungarn, an den Herausgeber derselben Johann Jacob Ferber .

      - geschrieben. Frankfurt und Leipzig 1774. 8vo (200 x 120mm). pp. (12), 228, (1, errata), with 3 folded engraved plates. Contemporary marbled boards, spine with label. First edition. Ignaz Von Born (1742-1791) was a Jesuit priest, but returned to laity and studied mineralogy. He was an ardent Freemason, head of the Vienna chapter, leading figure in 'enlightenment' movement, he is the 'Sarastro' of Mozart's 'Magic Flute'. He achieved fame primarily for devising improved method of gold/silver recovery by amalgamation.'In the same year Born visited the principal mines of Hungary and Transylvania. His account of this expedition is preserved in a series of lively and interesting letters addressed to the mineralogist J.J. Ferber. In 1774 Ferber published these letters in a work that later appeared in English, French, and Italian editions' (DSB II, p.315).Ward & Carozzi 261. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        The Modern Dictionary of Arts and Sciences; or, Complete System of Literature

      Printed for the authors by G. Kearsly, London 1774 - Unpaginated. 48 engraved plates. Rear board on vol. 1 nearly detached. Vol. 1: Worm holes in front board extend through to Plate IV, thumb marks Plate VL. Vol. 2: Worm holes in front board extend through to near end of letter E and in rear board extending a few pages only. Vol. 4: Worm hole in front board extends through to SIM, chip from SCH. Last three volumes have small ink signature on front endpapers. Remains a beautiful set. This "dictionary" reads more like an encyclopedia covering every topic from Agriculture to Theology. [Attributes: First Edition]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Letters Written by the Late Right Honourable Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield, to his Son, Philip Stanhope, Esq; Late Envoy Extraordinary at the Court of Dresden: Together with several other pieces on various Subjects

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

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

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

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        Letters Written by the Late Right Honourable Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield, to His Son, Philip Stanhope, ESQ., Late Envoy Extraordinary at the Court of Dresden:, Together with Several Other Pieces on Various Subjects.

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

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        Letters Written by the Late Right Honourable Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield, to His Son, Philip Stanhope Esq; Late Envoy Extraordinary at the Court of Dresden: Together with several other pieces on various subjects. Published by Mrs. Eugenia Stanhope, from the originals now in her possessioin. In two volumes. Vol. I. [II.]

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

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        Letters Written by the Late Right Honourable Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield, to His Son, Philip Stanhope, ESQ., Late Envoy Extraordinary at the Court of Dresden:, Together with Several Other Pieces on Various Subjects.

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

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        Letters written by the late Right Honourable Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield, to his son, Philip Stanhope, Esq; late envoy extraordinary at the court of Dresden: together with several other pieces on various subjects. Published by Mrs. Eugenia Stanhope, from the originals now in her possession. In two volumes

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

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        Letters written by The Late Right Honourable Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield, to his Son Philip Stanhope, esq; lates envoy extraordinary at the Court of Dresden: together with several other pieces on various subjects. Complete in 2 Volumes

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

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        Letters Written by the Late Right Honourable Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield, to His Son, Philip Stanhope, Esq. : Late Envoy Extraordinary At the Court of Dresden : Together with Several Other Pieces on Various Subjects.: Published by Mrs. Eugenia Stanhope, from the Originals Now in Her Possession [Complete in Two Volumes]

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

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

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

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        Letters written by the late right honourable Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield to his son, Philip Stanhope, Esq. together with several other pieces on various subjects: [complete in 4 volumes]

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

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

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

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

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

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        Freye Perspective, oder Anweisung, jeden perspektivischen Aufriß von freyen Stücken und ohne Grundriß zu verfertigen.:

      Zürich, Orell, Geßner, Füeßlin u Comp., 1774. - 2 Teile in 1 Bd. 8°. 4 nn. Bl., 206 S., 1 nn. Bl.; 181 S., 1 nn. Bl., m. 10 gefalt. Kupfertafeln. Halbleder der Zeit m. Rückenschild u. etw. Rückenvergoldung, (leicht ber., kl. Fehlstelle auf Rückendeckel). Zweite, um den zweiten Teil erweiterte Ausgabe des Klassikers zur Perspektive, selten. - Poggendorff I, 1355; vgl. Darmstädter 203 (Ausg. 1759). - Wichtiges Werk des hervorragenden Mathematikers Lambert, der darin die beschreibende Geometrie als eigenständigen Teil der Mathematik begründet. - "Intended for the artist wishing to give a perspective drawing without first having to construct a ground plan, it is nevertheless a masterpiece in descriptive geometry, containing a wealth of geometrical discoveries." (DSB VI, 599). - Tafeln gering fleckig, Vor- und Nachsatz eng beschrieben von alter Hand, Innendeckel mit Spuren eines entfernten Ex-Libris, Name v. alter Hand a. Titel verso. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Morborum antiquitates.

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

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        Traité de Méchanique

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

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      Philadelphia: Printed by William and Thomas Bradford, at the London Coffee House, 1774. - [4],132pp. Half title. Bound to style in three-quarter calf and marbled boards, spine gilt extra, leather label. Half title lightly soiled, contemporary ownership inscription ("Thos. Sinclair"). Light scattered foxing and soiling to text; p.15 torn at edge, not affecting text. Very good. The Journals of the first Continental Congress, describing its meetings from Sept. 5, 1774 to Oct. 26, 1774, and one of the most basic documents of the American Revolution. This is the first issue of 132 pages, preceded in publication sequence only by a very rare misdated state of the titlepage. Committees of Correspondence resolved to hold a Continental Congress in June of 1774, and delegates from twelve colonies (none from Georgia) gathered in Philadelphia in the Fall. It included many of the most distinguished men in America: Samuel and John Adams, Roger Sherman, John Jay, Joseph Galloway, John Dickinson, Richard Henry Lee, George Washington, Edmund Pendleton, and Henry Middleton, among others. The Congress succeeded in taking numerous important steps. On Oct. 14 they adopted a Declaration of Rights, and agreed to an Association governing imports and exports and boycotting British goods. They also drafted an Address to the People of Great Britain and another Address to the Inhabitants of the Province of Quebec. They agreed to reassemble on May 10, 1775 for what was to be the fateful Congress that broke with England. The titlepage bears the famous seal of the Congress, showing twelve hands representing the twelve participating colonies supporting a column topped with a Liberty Cap and resting on the Magna Charta. EVANS 13737. HOWES J263, "b." NAIP w020577. HILDEBURN 3036.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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      [Lanzarote Island]. March 26, [i.e. Rome, mid- 1700s]. 1774 - 28pp. manuscript. Folding table. Folio. Dbd. About fine. From the libraries of Frederick North, 5th Earl of Guilford, and Sir Thomas Phillipps. This manuscript offers a detailed description, both social and physical, of the Canary Islands in 1744, as composed by the bishop of the islands. Guillen discusses the population; the convents of the various orders, their number and adherents; the threat of invasion by pirates, Moors, Turks, and British corsairs; and the quality of wines. The folding chart summarizes statistics for 1633 to 1642, broken down by religion, occupation, and gender. An extensive mid-18th-century examination of the islands by a keen observer.

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

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

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

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        Disegno della prima macchina nella quale si rappresenta la celebre impresa di Ercole negl?Esperidi. Incendiata per comando di Sua Eccellenza il Sig. Don Lorenzo Colonna Gran Contestabile del Regno di Napoli ec. ec. come Ambasciatore straordinario di Sua Maestà il Re delle due Sicilie ec. ec. ec. in congiuntura della Chinea presentata alla Santità di N. S. Papa Clemente XIV nella Vigilia dei Gloriosi Santi Apostoli Pietro e Paolo l?anno 1774.

      Grande incisione su foglio di cm. 45x65 con la grandiosa macchina costruita per la festa della Chinea, la cavalla bianca che tutti gli anni, rinnovando una cerimonia secolare, veniva donata dalla monarchia napoletana al Papa in segno di vassallaggio per la sovranità sul Regno delle due Sicilie. Paolo Posi Architetto inventò - Giuseppe Vasi incise. Axs

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        CARTES ET FIGURES DES VOYAGES ENTREPRIS PAR ORDRE DE SA MAJESTE BRITANNIQUE actuellement regnante pour faire des découvertes dans l 'Hémisphère Méridional.

      Saillant & Nyon . - Panckoucke, Paris 1774 - ( I ) , ( 1pp ) Complete with 52 maps and plates . Many maps are folding.- Contemporary hal calf , spine gilt . Very fine Size: In 4to [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Veduta del Prospetto principale della Colonna Antonina (Front view of the column of Marcus Aurelius)

      Rome 1774 - Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778) and Francesco Piranesi (1758-1810) Veduta del Prospetto principale della Colonna Antonina (Front view of the column of Marcus Aurelius) From Trofeo o Sia Magnifica Colonna Coclide or The Trophy or Magnificent Spiral Column of Marble Rome: 1774-79 Etching, mounted on 20th century wove paper 112 ½" x 26 ½" Giovanni Battista Piranesi was an Italian etcher, draughtsman and architect best known for his monumental volume Vedute di Roma. A lifelong champion of Rome, Piranesi published more than a thousand etchings depicting the 18th century city and ancient Roman monuments. Piranesi’s images were thought to be so magnificent that travelers visiting Rome on their grand tours were left disappointed by the actual city. This engraving, printed on six sheets, is from the series Trofeo o Sia Magnifica Colonna Coclide, dedicated solely to the illustration of Trajan’s column and the column of Marcus Aurelius in Rome. This series is thought to be from the last phase of Piranesi’s career, when a number of works in progress were finished with assistance from his son, Francesco. The column depicts the story of Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius’ Danubian wars, waged by him from 166 to his death, and the column itself is thought to date to the year 193.

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        Tarsis et Zèlie.

      A Paris, chez Mousir fils 1774 - 3 volumi in 8vo; pp. IV, XXIII, 563, cc. 2 n.nn; 563; 597. 3 antiporte di Cochin, Moreau e Eisen incise da Gaucher, Ponce e Nèe. Deliziose vignette ai frontespizi di Eisen incise da Helman, de Longueil, Masquelier, Massard, Nèe e Ponce. Legatura coeva in bazzana marmorizzata. Dentelles e fregi dorati ai piatti. Dorso a cordoni, tassello con titoli e fregi in oro. Tagli marmorizzati. Esemplare nitido. L'autore, famoso giureconsulto seicentesco e intendente dei Sassoni, pubblicò anonimo questo romanzo pastorale. La bellezza dei disegni e la delicatezza delle incisioni rendono questa edizione più rinomata delle precedenti, l'unica citata da Cohen, 643. 4 immagini allegate. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LA THÉORIE DU JARDINAGE, par M. l'Abbé Roger SHABOL, ouvrage rédigé après sa mort sur ses Mémoires, par M. D*** [Antoine-Joseph Dezallier d'Argenville]. Nouvelle édition, revue, corrigée, augmentée, & ornée de Figures en taille-douce.

      1774 - A Paris, Chez les Frères Debure, 1774. Fort in-12 (109 X 173) basane fauve granité, dos cinq nerfs ornés, caissons dorés, pièce de titre maroquin ocre, filet doré sur les coupes, tranches rouges (reliure de l'époque) ; faux-titre, portrait frontispice, XLIV-558 pages, 3 feuillets non chiffrés (approbation, privilège, errata), 5 planches dépliantes in fine. NOUVELLE ÉDITION revue, corrigée et augmentée de ce FAMEUX TRAITÉ D'HORTICULTURE. Il contient CINQ PLANCHES dépliantes gravées en taille-douce d'après J. Robert, qui représentent des greffes, plantes, coupes de fruits, etc. L?abbé Jean-Roger SHABOL (1690-1768), ecclésiastique et horticulteur français, se fit connaître par des améliorations apportées à l'horticulture. Il a fait paraître sous sa signature un "Dictionnaire pour la théorie et la pratique du jardinage et de l'agriculture" (Paris, 1767), précédé d'une préface intitulée "Discours sur le jardinage". On lui doit, en outre, un ouvrage posthume publié en 1770, "Pratique du jardinage", qui s'intéresse particulièrement aux arbres fruitiers. Dans ce traité, Shabol décrit les fonctions de l?air, les parties organiques des plantes, les graines et la sève. Antoine Joseph DEZALLIER D'ARGENVILLE (1680-1765), naturaliste et historien d?art français, fut l'un des contributeurs majeurs à l?"Encyclopédie" de Diderot et d?Alembert, pour laquelle il rédigea plus de 540 articles sur le jardinage et l'hydraulique. C?est Antoine-Nicolas Dezallier d'Argenville, le fils d?Antoine-Joseph, qui a publié pour la première fois "La Théorie du jardinage" en 1771. BEL EXEMPLAIRE, les planches gravées dépliantes sont en parfait état. NICE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Dell'origine e delle regole della musica colla storia del suo progresso, decadenza, e rinnovazione. Opera dedicata all'Augusta Real Principessa Maria Antonia Valburga di Baviera Elettrice Vedova di Sassonia fra le Pastorelle Arcadi Ermelinda Talea.

      Michel' Angelo Barbiellini,, in Roma, 1774 - In-4° (277x205mm), pp. (12), 466, (1) di errata, bella cartonatura originale a decori floreali bicromi intersecati. Titolo manoscritto su tassello cartaceo al dorso. Vignetta al titolo. Un ritratto inciso su rame f.t. da Giovanni Brunetti da disegno di Francisco Arnaudies della dedicataria, la Principessa Maria Antonia Valburga di Baviera. Testatine raffinatamente istoriate incise su rame, capilettera figurati. Firma di possesso settecentesca al contropiatto. 23 tavole di musica incise su rame e ripiegate in fine del volume. Qualche usuale quanto lieve fioritura. Ottimo esemplare. Prima edizione di uno dei maggiori trattati musicali del Settecento italiano. Olschi, Choix, 10926. Eitner, II, 364. Gasparri, I, p. 31. Fétis, III, 166-167. Hirsch, I, 162. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Juliet Grenville: or, the History of the Human Heart. In three volumes.

      Printed for G. Robinson 1774 - FIRST EDITION, lightly spotted, occasional browning, pp. [iv], 288; [iv], 240; [iv], 222, 12mo, contemporary half green roan, marbled boards, spines lettered in gilt and divided by a gilt fillet (vol. iii mistakenly labelled as vol. i and vice versa), rubbed, backstrips darkened, slight wear to headcaps, bookplate of the antiques dealer Stephen Pitt Hatherell Long and early ownership inscription of John Mansel, good The first edition of Henry Brooke’s second novel, preceded by the more famous ‘The Fool of Quality’, a favourite of John Wesley. It saw mixed reviews: ‘Juliet Grenville is, indubitably, a work of genius, and of uncommon merit, in various respects’ (Monthly Review, January 1774, p. 16), but ‘a second novel, Juliet Grenville, was soon forgotten’ (Cambridge Guide to Literature in English). In Brooke’s last writings, ‘it became evident that the wheels of his mental chariot began to drive heavily’ (Dublin University Magazine, Feb 1852, p. 213), and this novel is ‘not less strange [than The Fool of Quality] even in that age of shapeless amalgams of fiction and personal revelations, [it] was written when Brooke was almost in his dotage, though still visited by gleams of his old enthusiasm’ (Baker, History of the English Novel, 114).ESTC locates 5 copies in the UK (Birmingham, BL, Cambridge, Oxford, Rylands) plus 2 in Europe and 9 in the USA. (ESTC T130243; Garside, Raven, & Schöwerling 1774:24)

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      Amsterdam, Johannes Sluyter, boekverkooper op den Dam, 1774. - Gebonden in kalfsleder (recent door een befaamde boekbinder), in-folio, (4) +34+ (2)pp.+33+(2) Rijkgevuld aan oorspronkelijke handgekleurde gravuren, met één mooie titelbladvignette en 33 fraaie volbladige gegraveerde en gekleurde platen. Dit is de eerste complete editie. De gravuren zijn gegraveerd door l'Admiral. De gravures vertonen diertjes en vooral vlinders op planten, bomen of bloemen. 777 g.

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