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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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        The Works of John Woolman. In Two Parts.

      Philadelphia: Printed By Joseph Crukshank 1774 - First edition. Octavo; xiv, 436 pp. Bound in contemporary calf with five raised bands to spine. General wear and rubbing; joints are quite tender with some splitting but both boards are still attached. Contemporary ownership markings (the earliest being 1775) to front and rear endpapers and to a few other leaves. General foxing, liver-spotting throughout. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        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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        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]

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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.

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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.

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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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        An Essay on the Constitutional Power of Great Britain over the Colonies in America; with the Resolves of the Committee for the Province of Pennsylvania, and Their Instructions to their Representatives in Assembly

      Philadelphia: Printed and Sold, by William and Thomas Bradford, at the London Coffee-House, 1774 - Reprinted in the same year in London under the title, A new essay (by the Pennsylvanian farmer) on the constitutional power of Great-Britain over the colonies in America . Although Dickinson later opposed the Declaration of Independence, his writings educated many Americans about their rights under the British, and paved the way to later resistance First edition. 8vo. viii, 127, [1] pp. Full period colonial style binding of goatskin grained as sheep, titled in gilt. Title page re-margined along gutter, last leaf with some soiling and a small hole in margin, else a fine with generous margins. Howes D 326; Evans 13247; Sabin 20040; Adams 3807 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        NAUWKEURIGE WAARNEEMINGEN OMTRENT DE VERANDERINGEN VAN VEELE INSEKTEN OF GEKORVENDE DIERTJES.

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

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        Traité de Méchanique

      Paris, Veuve Desaint, 1774.. Paris, Veuve Desaint, 1774.. Crown quarto. Pp. (iv, numbered viii); 440. Plus 12 folding engraved plates, bound at end. Woodcut device to title-page, large woodcut headpiece. Half-title present. Hardcover, bound in period full brown calf, spine with raised bands, richly ornamented in gilt, red morocco lettering-piece in gilt to second compartments, sides with gilt roll-tolled border, new endpapers, all edges red; neat contemporary calligraphed signature at bottom of title. In fine condition. Excellent, attractive copy in fine binding and with rather fresh interior. ~ First edition. Joseph-François Marie (1738-1801).

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        Geschichte von den Seelen der Menschen und Thiere. Pragmatisch entworfen.

      Halle, J.J.Gebauers Witwe u. J.Jac. Gebauer, 1774.. M. gestoch. Portr. u. gestoch. Vign. 54 u. 552 S., 1 Bl. (Verbesserungen). HLdr.d. Zt.m. farb. RSchild u. RVergold. (Einbd. etw. beschabt u. bestoßen, Text kaum gebräunt, winziger Wasserrand a. ersten 2 S., eine S. dünn ,da Stemp. entfernt, insgesamt aber gut). Erste Ausgabe.. ADB 11,781 - J.Ch.Hennings (1731 - 1815), war ab 1765 Ordinarius der Moralphilosophie u. Politik an d. Universität Frankfurt/O., bei seiner Wahl wurde er Immanuel Kant vorgezogen, später beschäftigte er sich aber überwiegend mit Psychologie u. versuchte gegen den Aberglauben anzukämpfen, aber immer aus christlich ethischer Sicht.

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        Ephemerides motuum caelestium ex anno 1775 in annum 1786 ad meridianum Bononiae es Halleii tabulis supputatae

      Bologna, Laelii 1774.. 4°. (2) Bll., S. III - VII, (1) S. (weiß), 384 Ss. Mit drei mehrfach gefalteten Karten. Ledereinband d. Zt. (stark beschabt, Rücken mit Läsuren, unteres Kapital defekt, Gelenke tls. eingerissen, Ecken bestoßen) mit Rückenvergoldung und ehemals goldgepr. Rückenschild. Der letzte von - laut H/L - insgesamt 3 Bänden des Autors. Eustachio Zanotti (Bologna 1709 - Bologna 1789), war Sekretär des Instituto delle Scienze in Bologna und ab 1739 Direktor des dortigen Observatoriums. Seine Mitgliedschaft in den Akademien der Wissenschaft von London, Berlin, Neapel und Padua zeigt seine internationale Bedeutung. Seine Publikationen mit Beobachtungsdaten sind fortgesetzt worden von P. Matteuccius. Spiegel mit marmoriertem Papier. Titel mit Besitzereintrag und stärker wasserfleckig, sonst ein sauberes, kaum gebräuntes Exemplar. Poggendorff II, 1394; Houzeau-Lanc. 15537..

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        Traduit du Latin.

      Amsterdam, 1774. 8vo. Engr front.+ XXIX,+ (1),+ 383,+ (1) pp.+ 5 engr. fold. plates. Contemporary half calf, gilt spine with red label, red edges. Owner's signature of C. A. E. Reuterholm, dated 1822. Third or fourth edition of this toward the freemasonry very critical work, "...this work is the armory from which all subsequent enemies of Freemasonry have derived their weapons" (Kloss). The first edition, also in french and not in latin, was published at Amsterdam in 1746. The title in english translation goes: "The freemasons crushed, a continuation of the book entitled The Order of Freemasons betrayed". In calling it a sequel of the book "L'ordre des Franc-Masons trahi" by Gabriel Louis Calabre Perau, Larudan has tried to attribute also the authorship of "Les francs-maçons écrasés" to Perau. Carl Axel Emanuel Reuterholm (1803-64) var kammarherre och kopist i hovkanslerexpeditionen. Han var brorson till den ivrige frimuraren Gustaf Adolf Reuterholm

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        Sketches of the History of Man

      Printed for W. Strahan and W. Creech. Printed for W. Strahan and W. Creech. Second edition, ?considerably improved.? The first edition was in two quarto volumes, published in 1774.. Edges a little rubbed; very nice copy.. NCBEL II, 2066; Sabin 32702. 4 vols, 8vo, contemporary calf, red morocco labels, gilt rules and lettering. A wide ranging work on the arts, language, society, law, manners, the poor, government, science, war, theology, morality, etc., by the prolific Scottish writer and jurist Henry Home (1696-1782). In volume three is a substantial chapter on the American Indians. Home was an important figure in the Scottish Enlightenment. Contemporary ink signature on each paste-down.

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        Antiphonarium cadurcense, illustrissimi et reverendissimi in Christo patris D.D. Joseph de Cheylus, cadurcensis episcopi auctoritate, ac venerabilis ejusdem ecclesiae capituli consensu, editum

      Typographia Pierre Vedeilhie 1774 - In-folio relié, (4)-324pp. Vélin rigide du XIXe siècle (Librairie J.-U. Calmette, Cahors, atelier de reliure), tranches mouchetées. Antiphonaire de Cahors, avec la musique notée. Plats frottés, quelques accrocs, pièce de titre au dos (cf scan), coins émoussés (au second plat, le velin est endommagé à un angle). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        NOUVEAU DICTIONNAIRE HISTORIQUE-PORTATIF OU HISTOIRE ABRÉGÉE DE TOUS LES HOMMES QUI SE SONT FAIT UN NOM PAR DES TALENS , DES VERTUS, DES FORFAITS, DES ERREURS. DEPUIS LE COMMENCEMENT DU MONDE JUFQU'A NOS JOURS. IV Vols.

      - Amsterdam 1774. Chez Marc-Michel Rey.4 Vols. Obra completa. Plena piel época, nervios y tejuelos. Algo fatigada en los lomos con ligeras perdidas en parte superior e inferior de los volumenes I, II y III. Interior limpio y en buen estado. 20x12 cm. Texto a dos columnas. Alguna anotación en margenes y hoja de respeto. T.I. A-D. XXIV + 782 + 34 págs.T.II. E-L. 784 + 22 págs. T.III. M-P. 694 + 30 págs. T.IV. Q-Z. 632 + 23 págs. [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. In-12 (107 X 174) maroquin vieux rouge, plats décorés d?un encadrement de triple filet doré avec fleurette aux coins et fleuron dans les angles, dos cinq nerfs ornés d?une roulette dorée, caissons dorés ornés aux petits fers avec fleuron central, pièce de titre maroquin vert lierre, guirlandes en queue, coupes et coiffes filetées, chasses ornées d?une roulette dorée, tranches dorées (reliure de l'époque) ; (1) f. blanc, (1) f. de faux-titre, portrait frontispice, XLIV-558 pages, (3) ff. d?approbation, privilège et 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 en maroquin décoré du temps. NICE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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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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        Voyages dans la mer du sud, par les Espagnols et les Hollandois

      Paris, 1774. b/w folding maps. xiv, (2), 502 pp. This is a French translation of Dalrymple’s two volume work published in 1770, with a preface by de Freville. “Also included herein is ‘Lettre de M. Dalrymple a M. Hawkesworth’ (p. 469-502). This is a translation of Dalrymple’s critical comments on Hawkesworth’s book” which were published separately in English and did not appear in the English edition mentioned above. See Hill 411. Sabin 18344. The three folding maps (including a copy of an earlier map by Dampier) of the South Pacific done expressly for this edition are fresh and clean. Bound in contemporary mottled calf with gilt spine decoration, raised bands and spine label. Wear to spine ends, hinges cracked but holding. Still a handsome copy.

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        Temples Anciens Et Modernes; Ou Observations Historiques Et Critiques Sur Les Plus Celebres Monumens D'Architecture Grecques Et Gothique

      London & Paris: Chez Musier, 1774. London & Paris: Chez Musier, 1774. First edition. Hardcover. Modern brown cloth and marbled boards. Fine/No Dust Jacket. 347 [3] pages. 23.5 x 16 cm. Seven engraved plates, foldouts, including the Pantheon, the Basilica of Saint Paul, Santa Sophia at Constantinople, Saint Peters and the Coliseum. The author, a sometime Jesuit, published this work under the pseudonym M.L.M. John Soane translated this work in its entirety in 1806 [see; RIBA, Early Printed Books, I, 165]. CICOGNARA 679. "...ma con moltissima eleganta sopra tutto per l'esatto desegna delle sette bellisime tavole disegnate da Dumont, e integliate da Sellier." Clean copy, wide text margins.

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        A Letter to the Right Reverend Father in God, Shute, Lord Bishop of Landaff

      Marlborough - E. Harold, 1774. Marlborough - E. Harold, 1774 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce late eighteenth century letter to the Lord Bishop of Landaff from the Reverend Benjamin Thomas. Bound in the original paper wraps. Published anonymously. This pamphlet matches the ESTC #N20275. The letter was prompted by a remark made tothe authoron the question of Barrington's aristocratic origins. Little is known about Benjamin Thomas. Shute Barrington (17341826) was an English churchman, Bishop of Llandaff in Wales, as well as Bishop of Salisbury and Bishop of Durham in England. Condition: The binding is generally firm. There is some wear to the extremities, with some chipping andlossto the tail of the cover and spine, and to the corners. There are only slight marks and discolourationto the cover. Internally the pages are generally bright, with intermittent foxing throughout. There is discolouration, prominent to the lower sections of the pages that is possibly caused by fire, or heat, that only occasionally affects the text. There are sections missing to the top cornersand chipping to the tail of the title page and page one, with closed tears from pages one to five. There are white powdery deposits prominent to the lower parts of the pages from the cover to page eight. The corners and edges are folded and creased throughout, with small closed tears. Overall the condition is good only..

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        The Art of Angling, and Complete Fly-Fishing.Describing the different Kinds of Fish, Their Haunts, Places of Feedingand Retirement: with An Account of the Generation of Fishes, andObservation on the Breeding of Carps, together with Directions how toregulate Pools and Ponds. Also The various Kinds of Baits adapted toeach particular Kind of Fish; and the great Diversisty of Flies thatNature produces in a wonderful, yet regular Succession: to which areadded, Directions for Making Artificial Flies, in such a Manner as tohave the nearest Resemblance to the Natural; illustrated with many NewImprovements in the Art of Angling. The Second Edition

      Birmingham.Printed by John Baskerville. [1774].,. Birmingham.Printed by John Baskerville. [1774]., 16mo, 15.3cm, 2nd edition,viii,116p., (blanks), in full tan calf, gilt ruled raised bands, giltangling vignette illustrations repeated in the panels, gilt titles,triple gilt ruled borders on the boards with gilt fish illustration inthe centre, marbled endpapers, fine. Westwood & Satchell, p. 39;Heckscher 252. The preface is dated May 4, 1774. A revised edition of awork first published in 1758, at the time credited to Richard Bowlker,the author's father. ". After about 1780 the work appeared withCharles Bowlker as the author; it retained its popularity far into the19th century. The Bowlkers, father and son, were experienced anglers;stressed fly-fishing; and gave detailed descriptions of the appearancesand activities of natural flies. They also quote angling poems and songs,and certainly belong in the Waltonian tradition. ." Starkman. p121. From his list "Landmarks in the Evolution of the Literature ofAngling:1496-1969".. Hardcover.

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        Les Dernieres Annees de Louis XV (1768 - 1774)

      1774), 1891. 1774), 1891 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A finely bound French work on the last days of Louis XV, by Imbert de Saint-Amand. Bound in half leather with gilt lettering and spine decoration. Arthur Leon Imbert de Saint-Amand, 1834-1900, was a French baron and author, mainly of French historical biographies. Condition: The binding is tight and firm. There is very slight wear to the extremities. Internally the pages have slight browning with some light background foxing. Overall the condition is very good indeed..

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        Ausführliche Erzählung, nebst Grundrissen der Belagerung der Festung Schweidnitz,

      Hannover, Wilhelm Schmidt, 1774.. durch die königl. preußis. Truppen, vom 7ten August bis den 9ten October 1762. Zum Druck befördert. Mit 2 gefalteten Karten, 48 Seiten,. Angebunden : Schneller, David Andreas : Historische Anleitung zu Bildung tapferer und Kriegskundiger Officiere in der Erzehlung der im vorigen Jahrhundert vorgefallenen merkwürdigen Vertheidigungen von Grave und von Maynz auf hohen Befehl in teutscher Sprache ans Licht gestellt. Mit 2 gefalteten Karten, 8 Blatt, 285 Seiten, Braunschweig, 1773. Gebunden in einem Kalbslederband der Zeit mit reicher Rückenvergoldung, 18 x 11 cm. Rücken unten mit kleiner reparierten Beschädigung, sonst gut erhalten.

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        Les enfants élevés dans l'ordre de la nature ; ou abrégé de l'histoire naturelle des enfants du premier âge. A l'usage des pères & mères de famille.

      Paris, Frères Estienne 1774 - In-12 [144 x 80 mm]. Collation : (4), XII, 396, (6) pp. Veau marbré, dos orné, tranches rouges. (Reliure de l'époque.) Edition originale. Elle est dédiée aux mères de familles à qui l'ouvrage est destiné. La première partie est "un historique de l'éducation physique des enfants". ( Rousseau parle de l'éducation, par "spéculation", en "philosophe garçon"). La seconde traite de "ce qu'il y a de plus essentiel à savoir dans l'histoire naturelle des enfants, pour la mère qui les allaite, & pour le père qui ne dédaigne pas de s'occuper de leur éducation physique". Considérant que plus de la moitié des enfants n'atteignent pas l'âge de sept ans, "j'ai pensé qu'une si prodigieuse mortalité dépendait nécessairement d'un vice radical dans l'éducation physique qu'ils recevaient." Il encourage l'allaitement maternel, critique l'emmaillotement des enfants, recommande de les laver fréquemment à l'eau froide, de ne pas leur restreindre la nourriture. En Amérique, où Fourcroy a séjourné plusieurs années, il avait remarqué que les "Naturels du pays, Blancs, Noirs ou Sauvages" étaient tous très bien faits. "J'en cherchais la cause dans l'éducation physique des enfants". Ce sont donc des principes de bon sens, fruit de ses propres observations que donne Fourcroy de Guillerville (1717-1799), qui était Conseiller du Roi au Baillage de Clermont en Beauvoisis. Bon exemplaire. // You can browse all my books on latude.net [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Traité de méchanique.

      Paris, Veuve Desaint 1774 - In-4. Collation : (8), 440 pp., 12 planches. Demi-basane brune. (Reliure du XIXe.) Première édition. Contient les premiers travaux publiés d'Adrien-Marie Legendre. L'abbé Joseph-François Marie (Rodez, 1738-1801) était professeur de mathématiques au Collège Mazarin. Parmi ses élèves il remarqua et encouragea Legendre. Dans ce 'Traité de mécanique' il utilisa plusieurs essais mathématiques de Legendre. "L'élève dans sa modestie ne voulut pas être nommé. Mais Marie se fit un devoir et un honneur de signaler à l'attention des hommes de science les passages sortis de la plume du jeune Legendre alors âgé de 22 ans." (Elie de Beaumont). Planches un peu brunies. Bel exemplaire. First edition. Contains the first published writings of Adrien-Marie Legendre, former pupil of the Abbé Marie. DSB 8, 135 : "Legendre's mathematics teacher was the Abbé Joseph-François Marie, a mathematician of some renown and well-regarded at court. (.) In 1774 Marie utilized several of Legendre's essays in a treatise on mechanics." Legendre's name, however, is not mentioned. // You can browse all my books on latude.net [Attributes: First Edition]

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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.. 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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