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        Per la solenne dedicazione della Statua Equestre innalzata dal Pubblico di Modena all?immortale memoria dell?Altezza Serenissima di Francesco III gloriosamente rgnante. Applausi poetici.

      Modena, per gli Eredi di Bartolomeo Soliani, 1774. In folio (cm. 35); cartone originale con carta goffrata oro e rosa a motivi di foglie e melograni; pp. (14), CCIII, (1). Grande e bella tavola incisa in rame, più volte ripiegata, raffigurante la statua equestre, frontespizio inciso con veduta della città di Modena; nel testo numerosi capilettera, testate e finalini incisi all?acquaforte da Antonio Baratti su disegni di Michelangelo Borghi. Tra gli autori dei componimenti celebrativi vi sono Jo Battista Araldi, Francesco Boselli, Gaetano Araldi, Girolamo Tiraboschi, Franco Ciardi Mirandolano, Contarelli di Correggio, Luigi, Cerretti, Agostino Paradisi. La statua, eretta davanti all?Albergo dei Poveri, palazzo fatto costruire dallo stesso Duca e oggi sede della Galleria Estense, fu distruttta durante una sommossa popolare nel periodo napoleonico. Due strappi restaurati senza mancanze alla tavola. Bella copia stampata su carta pesante con gran cura tipografica. Axs

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        La favola di Psiche disegnata da Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino e intagliata a bulino in trentadue mezzi fogli reali da intagliatori antichi, colla spiegazione in ottava rima sotto di ciascuna stampa

      presso Carlo Losi 1774 in 8 oblungo (cm 26,5x38,5); 1 c.b., 1 front., 1 c.b. con incisione del ritratto di Raffaello applicata (cm 9x10,3); 32 cc. di tavv. incise da Antonio Salamanca, 1 c.b.; leg. coeva p/tela verde oliva con tit. in oro e fregi a secco ai piatti, sguardie in carta moir verde smeraldo. Su tutte le tavv. inciso 'Ant. Sal. exc.' ma sulla prima questa dicitura cancellata con due tratti paralleli e vi la dicitura 'Sup. lic.'. Anche Cicognara, tomo II, n 3450, descrive un esemplare s.d. n luogo di stampa come il nostro. Aloni sbiaditi alla leg. e lievi ma diffuse fior. interne. 618/26

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        Le Vrai Sens Du Système De La Nature, Ouvrage posthume (The True Meaning of The System of Nature, A posthumous work).

      [Dufour & Roux], London [i.e. Maastricht] 1774 - Half title + TP + [i]-iii = Avant-Propos + [1]-151. Octavo. First Edition, First Printing (Smith A.4a). The first edition, first printing (the 151 page edition rather than the later 96 or 84 page issues) of Helvetius' Supporting Arguments for Baron d'Holbach's Système De La NatureThe first edition, first printing of this philosophical expansion and justification for the ideas found in d'Holbach's Système de la Nature (1770). The book was later republished with that book as a supplemental second half. Some speculate that despite the attribution to Helvétius on the title page that it was actually written by d'Holbach himself [Mornet and Lough] while other seriously question the attribution to Helvetius without ascribing it to any other author. Despite these uncertainties, the book certainly fits nicely into the controversial arguments made in d'Holbach's Système and in Helvetius' De l'esprit and was a genuine force in the arguments that swirled around the emergent arguments supporting d'Holbach's radical materialism. Contemporary blue boards (worn and chipped a few spots and on the corners) with half-leather spine which has five raised bands and gilt decorations in each compartment and titled on a red field. Overall, a lovely and "authentic" copy of this influential little book. PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        BUCOLICA ET GEORGICA

      Londini, 1774. Hardcover. 241 x 152 mm (9 1/2 x 6"). 4 p.l., xv, [3], 144 pp., [2] leaves. Two volumes bound in one, with continuous pagination. LOVELY 19TH CENTURY PURPLE-BROWN CRUSHED MOROCCO BY TOUT (stamp-signed on front turn-in), covers with cresting cornerpieces densely tooled in gilt with flowers, circlets, and much stippling, raised bands, spines lavishly gilt in panels with long-stemmed flowers radiating from a central double circlet and with stippled background punctuated by large and small gilt circlets, turn-ins framed by gilt fillets and featuring long, graceful floral cornerpieces, all edges gilt. PROFUSELY ILLUSTRATED: with engraved historiated initials; head- and tailpieces; 10 engraved titles, half titles, or dedications; 68 full-page engravings (some on two sides of one plate); and one folding plate with an engraving on each side. Offsetting on front and rear free endpaper from binder's glue used for turn-ins, leaves a shade less than bright, otherwise A VERY FINE COPY, the text unusually clean, fresh, and smooth, and the sparkling binding unworn. This is the complete Pine Virgil, with many attractive engravings, offered here in an elegant binding by Tout. According to Dibdin, this work was begun by "old man" John Pine in the 1750s and completed by his son, portrait painter Robert Edge Pine (1730-88) almost twenty years after his father's death. Dibdin further notes that "it is valuable chiefly for the elegance of the plates," which depict classical scenes, monuments, coins, and muses. John Pine (1690-1756) was probably the finest English engraver of his day, and reproduced works for a number of French artists. He published an edition of Horace with much-acclaimed engravings in 1733; DNB says that its illustrious subscription list encompassed "the great and the good from every corner of Europe, including the kings of England, Spain, and Portugal." Pine intended our Virgil as a follow-up to that success, but he died before it could be completed. As attested to here, the Tout bindery turned out consistently fine work, especially notable for its elaborate gilt tooling. As attested to here, the Tout bindery turned out consistently fine work, especially notable for its elaborate gilt tooling.

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        Scienza della natura generale.

      Donato Campo 1774-1778 DELLA TORRE Gio. Maria. Scienza della natura generale. In Napoli, a spese di Donato Campo, 1774-1778. Due parti in tre volumi in 8vo; pp.XII, 544; 6n.nn., 573; 160, 200. Ottantacinque tavole spieghevoli incise in rame da Filippo De Grado. Capilettera figurati. Lievi fioriture. Bazzana coeva, doppio tassello ai dorsi con titolo e fregi in oro. Houzeau-Lancaster, 9363; Riccardi II, 541: ?Questa voluminosa opera può considerarsi come un completo trattato di Fisica-matematica. La prima parte tratta della materia, della estensione, della resistenza, del moto e della qualità dei corpi. Nella seconda si occupa della figura e grandezza della terra, della sua interna costituzione, degli animali, dei vegetali, dei corpi che si trovano alla sua superficie, e dell?atmosfera... sono notevoli i miglioramenti dell?autore immaginati nella costruzione dei cannocchiali e nei microscopi, dei quali si occupa nell?ottica che forma parte del trattato sull?atmosfera?. 5 immagini allegate.

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        Sketches of the History of Man (four Volumes complete)

      Dublin: James Williams, 1774. four volumes in full calf, 1774/5, five raised bands on spines, red and black morocco labels, bindings clean, sound and tight, pp. xvi, 244; 323; 272; 308. Volumes 1 and 2 are dated 1775, while 3 and 4 are dated 1774. Slight wear at head of spine on Vol. 2, early owner's signature on title page of vol. 1, generally fine set.. First Thus. Full-Leather. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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        (Alexander) An Essay on Genius.

      London: Printed for W. Strahan; T. Cadell...; and W. Creech at Edinburgh, 1774 . first edition, 8vo., pp.vii+[i]+434+[2], errata leaf present, title leaf lightly browned; well rebound in half vellum, tan morocco label, comb-marbled boards, handsome Chuo ii/300. Gerard was appointed the first professor of moral philosophy and logic at Aberdeen in August 1753. He taught six branches of philosophy in his course, embracing ethics, jurisprudence, economics, politics and logic, where he outlined some of the ideas that were later to appear in the Essay on Genius.

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        60 Biblische Geschichten des alten Testamentes in Kupfer geäzt. - / 60 Biblische Geschichten des neuen Testamentes in Kupfer geäzt.

      Steiner 1774-1779, Winterthur - Titelblatt, 60 Bll., Titelblatt, 60 Bll. in zwei marmorierten zweiteiligen blauen Pp.-Schubern des frühen 19. Jahrhunderts, 20,5 cm. Mit 120 Kupferstich-Vignetten und zwei gestochenen Titeln auf insgesamt 122 einseitig bedruckten Blättern. Jeder der beiden ineinandersteckbaren Schuber enthält 60 Kupferstiche mit erläuternden Texten und ein gestochenes Titelblatt. Die erläuternden Texte stammen von Johann Caspar Lavater. - Wegehaupt III, 3475 und IV, 2076. Rümann (18. Jh.) 1012f. - Ohne den Vorbericht Schellenbergs. - Die Schuber berieben und bestoßen, die Blätter überwiegend etwas angerändert und fleckig, die Titelblätter etwas stärker angerändert, ein Kupfer des neuen Testaments unschön wasserrandig. Sonst und insgesamt gute Exemplare. 902 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Étrennes aux gens d'Eglise, ou La Chandelle d 'Arras. Poeme heroi-comique en XVIII chants

      (s.n.), Arras 1774 - 8º, XVI p., 142 p. Pequeña señal de humedad en el margen interno de cuatro hojas. Media piel, nervios, puntas, lomo cuajado con dorados, hilos dorados en planos. Corte superior dorado. Bella encuadernación firmada por Durvand. Poesía que causó un gran escándalo en su época, y que motivó que la Inquisición condenara a prisión perpetua a su autor. Éste, firma la obra con el seudónimo Modeste Tranquille Xan-Xung. Literatura francesa. Poesía francesa. French literature. French poetry.

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        A Political Survey of BritainÖ

      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. 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.Goldsmith, 11082.

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        1-6 stycket.

      Stockholm, Johan Pfeiffer, 1774-76. 8:o. 63; 96; 68; 83; 71; 156,+ (8) s. Brun- och lagerfläckig. Samtida hfrbd, guldornerad rygg med blå titeletikett, marmorerade snitt. Med Ernst och Hilda Hagelins exlibris och den förres namnstämpel och med Göteborgs museums stämpel och utgallringsstämpel. Setterwall 167. Bring s. 139. Intressant samling historiska urkunder, framförallt rörande Gustav II Adolf och hans tid. Innehåller även ett register, vilket ofta saknats i Loenboms tidigare publikationer. Detta blev hans sista utgivna urkundssamling

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        [Dramatic Works]

      London: Printed for John Bell .... 1774. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾". Second Edition Thus. H 3/4 Leather. Good. Good in lthr/boards (gen wear/spines & edges). 8vos ca. 80pp/vol Title sup plied. Incomplete set of the works of Shakespeare (contents to follow); plus the introduction "containing an essay on oratory" (title page). Contains "Coriolanus", "Measure for Measure", "All's Well That Ends Well", "The Merc hant of Venice", "King John", "Henry IV, Part I", "The Winter's Tale", "The Tempest", "Romeo and Juliet" and "Much Ado About Nothing" (in addition to the introduction). 11 volumes in all (most with the printed designation "Second Edition" on title pages). Bound in 3/4 brown calf over red/brown marbl ed boards, plain endpapers. Exteriors as noted (few covers starting at hing es; general rubbing to boards); some internal browning and/or foxing; previ ous owner's ink signature on front free endpaper of most volumes, else a ve ry serviceable set, particularly for the engraved plates. actual book dimensions: 4 1/2 in. x 7 3/4 in.

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        English Liberties, Or, The Free-Born Subject's Inheritance

      1774. A Profound Influence in Pre-Revolutionary America [Care, Henry (1646-1688)]. N[elson], W[illiam] [b.1653], Editor. English Liberties, Or The Free-Born Subject's Inheritance. Containing Magna Charta, Charta de Foresta, The Statute De Tallagio, Non Concedendo, The Habeas Corpus Act, and Several Other Statutes; With Comments on Each of Them. Likewise, Of Ship-Money: Of Tonnage and Poundage. Of Parliaments, and the Qualification and Choice of Members: Of the Three Estates, and of the Settlement of the Crown by Parliament. Together with a Short History of the Succession, Not by Any Hereditary Right: Also a Declaration of the Liberties of the Subject: And of the Oath of Allegiance and Supremacy. The Petition of Right; With a Short but Impartial Relation of the Difference Between King Charles I and the Long Parliament, Concerning the Prerogative of the King, the Liberties of the Subject, and the Rise of the Civil Wars. Of Trials by Juries, and of the Qualifications of Jurors; Their Punishment for Misbehaviour, And of Challenges to Them. Lastly, Of Justices of the Peace, And Coroners: With Many Law Cases Throughout the Whole. Corrected and Improved. Providence: Printed and Sold by John Carter, 1774. viii, 350, [6] pp. Includes six-page subscriber list. Octavo (7" x 4-1/2"). Contemporary sheep, blind fillets to boards, carefully rebacked retaining original spine. Some shallow scuffing to boards, gatoring to spine, corners bumped, hinges starting. final text leaf partially detached but secure. Light toning to text, heavier toning to margins in a few places, inkspots and foxing to a few leaves, internally clean. An attractive copy. * Second American edition, final colonial-era edition and one of the three colonial printings of Magna Carta. First published in England in 1680 (or 1682, the first edition was not dated), this layman's guide reviews, from a Whig perspective, the principles of English law and government. It emphasizes the role of Magna Carta, Parliament and juries in the preservation of civil rights and prevention of tyranny. First published in America in 1721 by James Franklin, the half-brother of Benjamin Franklin, this was one of the very first legal books published in the American colonies. It had a profound influence on several colonial readers, including the founding fathers. It was the primary source fo

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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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        Tarsis et Zèlie

      chez Mousir fils 1774 A Paris, chez Mousir fils, 1774. 3 volumi in 8vo; pp.IV, XXIII, 563, cc. 2n.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.

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

      J. Dodsley London: J. Dodsley. Second. hardcover. fine. Copper engraved frontispiece, 4 vols. 8vo, full diced calf, recased with an ornately gilt spine, partially blind- stamped, brown leather labels. London: J. Dodsley, 1774. Second Edition. Fine.

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        The Builder's Magazine: or Monthly Companion for Architects, Carpenters, Masons, Bricklayers, &c

      The Authors, London, 1774. First Edition. Hardcover (Half Leather). Very Good Condition. 2 volumes in contemporary half calf rubbed and worn at corners, hinges cracked but bindings intact. Tear to the corner of the title page, scattered foxing and offsetting but generally quite clean. Old ownership marks, a few marginal notes in an early hand (possible Charles Davies whose ownership inscription on front pastedown notes that he bought the book at "the Sale of Mr. Lloyd Williams Esqr." in 1838). Pencil marks to pastedown. Volume 2 endpaper detached, with 185 plates dated 1774-1778 (it was originally issued in parts from 1774-1778), 1 colored, numerous folding, depicting a wide variety of design elements, houses, inns, libraries, etc. The first volume forms a Builder's Dictionary, A-Z. 345pp, 98pp (plus 185 plates). Size: Quarto (4to). 2-volume set (complete). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Architecture; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 042251. . This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries.

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        Select Fables from Gulistan, or the Bed of Roses

      London: Printed for J. Ridley, 1774. First English language edition. Exceptionally rare on the market, no recorded copies at auction and only 13 institutional copies worldwide on OCLC. Expertly rebound to style with contemporary marbled paper over quarter-leather boards. Spine with five raised bands and gilt work within each compartment. Octavo (pages approx. 18 x 11 cm), collating: vi, 139, [p. 140 blank]; complete but for the half-title. Internal contents in Very Good condition with the occasional ink mark or soiling. A handsome edition of the first translation into English. & & Born in Shiraz, Iran in the first part of the 13th century, Saadi traveled extensively throughout the Middle East and Central Asia. He completed his most famous work, "Gulistan," in 1258-59, which combines profound wisdom and subtle humor in a collection of poems, aphorisms and stories. Read and studied by men of great learning throughout the ages, Saadi';s impact on our literature and culture is far from trivial. & & "Saadi exhibits perpetual variety of situation and incident ... he finds room on his narrow canvas for the extremes of lot, the play of motives, the rule of destiny, the lessons of morals, and the portraits of great men. He has furnished the originals of a multitude of tales and proverbs which are current in our mouths, and attributed by us to recent writers." (Ralph Waldo Emerson).

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        A Tour in Scotland, and Voyage to the Hebrides; MDCCLXXII (Part 1 & 2)

      Chester. London: John Monk. Benj. White, 1774 2 vols, Quarto, VG, both 1st eds, 90 pls, 1 map, 2 eng tps with vignettes. Both volumes in contemporary full speckled calf, some marks and scuffs, corners and edges lightly bumped and worn. Spines, gilt tooling, raised bands, titles and tooling in gilt to red leather labels. Internally, gilt tooling to board edges, armorial bookplates to fpd (Edward Harries AM), text block edges yellowed. Vol 1, engraved titlepage with vignette, (viii), [1], 2-379 pp, [1] advert, 43 pls (of 44, which includes 28 folding & 1 chart). Vol 2, Part 2, 1776, map frontis and the engraved titlepage with vignette present, [2], (iv), [1], 2-481 pp, [1] errata, [1], 2-34 pp, 47 pls (of 47, which includes 5 folding, 3 portraits, 2 plans), the map is dated 1777. Some light wear to joints, occasional light browning at edges, vol 2 has a small spine calf repair at base.A very good set, clean and tight, of the first edition of both titles. Uncommon as such, sometimes referred to as Pennants 2nd and 3rd tours of Scotland. (ESTC T113906 & T113911. Allibone 1553. Ben Cohen 118). Pennant, naturalist, traveller, and writer, undertook a tour of Scotland, chiefly of the highlands, a region then little known by outsiders yet of interest for its natural history. It is also of interest for its descriptions and for its method: Pennant circulated ‘Queries, addressed to the Gentlemen and Clergy of North-Britain’ [Scotland] with standard questions about natural history and the past and present state of the parish in order to allow locals to give ‘a fuller and more satisfactory Account of their Country, than it is the Power of a Stranger and transient Visitant to give’ (Pennant, Tour in Scotland, 287). See ODNB.

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        A tour in Scotland; MDCCLXIX

      Warrington: Printed by W. Eyres, MDCCLXXIV [1774]. Full Leather. Very Good +. Third Edition. 4to; xiii, [1], 388, [2]pp. Extra-Illustrated with an engraved title page and 39 full-page copper-plate engravings (many folding), only 21 of which are enumerated in the list of plates. Bound in full leather with five raised bands to the spine, which has been skillfully rebacked. End papers renewed, offsetting in places, and the odd spot or grubby mark, else contents are clean and bright throughout. A Very Good or better copy. The titlepage is engraved. With a final leaf of advertisements for Benjamin White in London. ESTC Citation No. T113910 Pennant is sometimes considered the leading British zoologist after John Ray and before Charles Darwin. But he was also an inveterate traveller who, In 1769, undertook a tour of Scotland, chiefly of the highlands, a region then little known by outsiders yet of interest for its natural history. A Tour in Scotland, 1769, first published in 1771, "is of interest for its descriptions and for its method: Pennant circulated ‘Queries, addressed to the Gentlemen and Clergy of North-Britain’ [Scotland] with standard questions about natural history and the past and present state of the parish in order to allow locals to give ‘a fuller and more satisfactory Account of their Country, than it is the Power of a Stranger and transient Visitant to give.' In that regard Pennant has much in common with the earlier use of circulated queries by natural philosophers such as Robert Boyle and, in Scotland, by the natural historian and geographer Sir Robert Sibbald, and Pennant importantly prefigures the parish-based assessment of Scotland published by Sir John Sinclair in the 1790s." (ODNB)

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        A Tour in Scotland; MDCCLXIX

      Warrington: W Eyres, 1774 3rd ed, large 8vo, VG, 21 pls. In full calf, slightly worn, gilt floral chain to edges, corners and edges slightly bumped and worn. Spine, relaid retaining old, raised bands, gilt tooling, titles in gilt to red leather label. Internally, marbled endpapers and text block edges, hinges strengthened, no inscriptions etc, (xiii), [1], [1], 2-388 pp, eng tp + 21 pls (of 21, with 2 folding), some offsetting of plates and spotting and some browning to blanks. The appendix, which consists of 8 numbers is, apart from No 8, The Itinerary, new, the plates are also new, engraved by P Mazell from drawings by Moses Griffith. (Powell 138. ESTC T113910. Lowndes 1828. Cohen 248. Allibone 1553) Pennant, naturalist, traveller, and writer who in 1769 undertook a tour of Scotland, chiefly of the highlands, a region then little known by outsiders yet of interest for its natural history. He drew upon local specialist knowledge—men such as the Revd Dr John Walker, who had travelled extensively in the highlands and Hebrides in 1764 and 1766, and, in Aberdeen, the natural historian David Skene, who showed Pennant his cabinet of natural history and advised him on zoological and botanical specimens. See ODNB.

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        Avis aux femmes enceintes et en couches. Ou traité des moyens de prévenir & de guérir les maladies qui les affligent dans ces deux états; Traduit de l'anglois. Et augmenté d'un traité sur l'allaitement maternel par.

      Vincent,, Paris, 1774 - Paris, Vincent, 1774. 8°. XXIV S., 408 S. Mit 2 gefalteten, gestochenen Tafeln. Lederband der Zeit mit rotem, goldgeprägtem Rückenschild und floraler Rückenvergoldung. Blake 488. - Waller 10270. - Garrison-M. 6270. (für englische Ausgabe von 1773). Uebersetzung von "A treatise on the management of pregnant and lying-in women". - White gilt als einer der hervorragendsten Vertreter der Aseptik. Er war der Erste nach Hippokrates, der wesentliche Überlegungen zu den Ursachen des Kindbettfiebers machte. - Die Tafeln zeigen ein Geburtsstuhl und ein Gebärbett die von White entwickelt wurden. - Einband beschabt und bestossen. Kapital angerissen. - Papier leicht gebräunt und stockfleckig. Sprache: Französisch Lederband der Zeit mit rotem, goldgeprägtem Rückenschild und floraler Rückenvergoldung. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        EXTRACTS FROM THE VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE AMERICAN CONTINENTAL CONGRESS, HELD AT PHILADELPHIA, ON THE FIFTH OF SEPTEMBER, 1774

      Philadelphia, Printed; London, Reprinted: J. Almon, 1774.. 82pp. plus [2]pp. of ads. [with:] JOURNAL OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE CONGRESS, HELD AT PHILADELPHIA, SEPTEMBER 5th, 1774.... London: J. Almon, 1775. Half title. [2],66,[2]pp. EXTRACTS... with some marginal dampstaining of last few leaves and soiling on first leaf. Overall very good. The two works, each disbound, laid in a single half red morocco case, black leather labels, raised bands. The EXTRACTS... is a British edition, in abbreviated form, of the widely reprinted synopsis of the important actions of the First Continental Congress, including the Bill of Rights, the List of Grievances, the Association, the Address to the People of Great Britain, and the Memorial to the Inhabitants of the British American Colonies. It was originally published the same year as the JOURNALS.... "The forerunner of the Declaration of Independence" - Howes. The JOURNAL..., the second work bound herein, supplies the parts of the original JOURNALS... which were omitted from the EXTRACTS.... There were two British editions of the JOURNAL... published the same year, the other by Dilly. HOWES E247. AMERICAN CONTROVERSY 74-83c, 74-84c. SABIN 15528, 15544.

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        Virtue In Humble Life - Containing Reflections On The Reciprocal Duties Of The Wealthy And Indigent, The Master And The Servant, Thoughts On The Various Situations, Passions, Predjudices And Virtues Of Mankind, Drawn From Real Characters

      for J Dodsley, Pall Mall - Brotherton & Sewel, Cornhill , 1774 . 1st edition. . Contemporary speckled calf, VG. 2 volumes, [xii]+lix+487pp, vi+[xiv]+671pp, engraved frontis', bindings rather rubbed at the edges, upper hinge to volume 1 split but holding, head of spines rubbed, spines tooled in gilt with contrasting red & green labels, some wear but a nice set. Scarce philanthropic work arranged in the form of dialogues between a father & daughter. Hanaway was the pioneer of the use of the umbrella in Britain. Bookplate of Sir John Smith Burges to each volume.

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        Index Entomologicus; Or, A Complete Iluustrated Catalogue of 1944 Figures of the Lepidopterous Insects of Great Britain

      4 volumes, 8vo, full brown calf red morocco labels, 54 hand colored plates, vi, [2], 266, xii, pp. Wear and scuffing to leather; penciled corrections throughout, foxing and soiling to plates; good. William Wood (1774-1857) was a bookseller and noted conchologist. In 1807 he published his zoogeography, The Beauties of Nature Displayed, which was followed by his General Concology in 1815. These works established Wood as a natural historian. In 1812, he was elected fellow of the Royal Society.The present work was originally issued in parts during 1833-1838. While attractive and presenting plenty of detail, the plates are rather busy, containing 36 insects per plate.

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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

      Sayer & Bennett, London 1774 - Beautiful and very rare map of New England, showing Long Island. Includes "A Plan of Boston Harbor" and a "Plan of the Town of Boston" as well as a table describing the map's sources. The highly decorative cartouche shows a romanticized scene of the Pilgrims arriving in Plymouth. A yellow wash highlights the newly formed townships in the Vermont region. Originally printed in four panels and bound into the atlas in two sheets. Reinforcements to original folds on both sheets. Chipping along top edge of bottom sheet. Expert repair to loss at lower left margin of bottom sheet, along original fold. Compiled from various sources by Braddock Mead (alias John Green) and originally published in 1755, this was the first large scale map of the area and the first to name New Hampshire as a province. Issued in 1775, this map is the first edition of the fifth state. This edition was reprinted during the beginning stages of the American Revolution and published by Sayer (Jefferys' one-time partner) and Bennett in "Jefferys' American Atlas". Thomas Jefferys (c. 1710-1771) was one of the most important and prolific mapmakers of his era with particular focus on North America. Map in two sheets. Engraving with original hand color outline and wash. Each sheet measures 20.5" x 38.75".

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        Canada or New France

      F. Newbury, London 1774 - Size : 65x95 (mm), 2.5x3.75 (Inches), Hand Colored, 0

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        The Ancient and Present State of the County and City of Waterford

      Dublin: W. Wilson. Good. 1774. 2nd Edition, with additions. Leather. Creasing to spine and splits to seams, weakness to front hinge, fold-out maps and plates torn and worn, owner's signature to ffep. ; Maps & engravings; 1.25 x 8.3 x 5 inches; xx, 382 pages; 7 maps and plates. .

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        The history of the town and port of Faversham, in the county of Kent. By Edward Jacob, Esq. F.S.A. Illustrated with copper plates.

      for the author, by J. March; and sold by B. White, In Fleet-Street; L. Hawes, and Co. In Pater-Noster-Row; S. Patterson, In Essex-Street; and by S. Doorne, in Faversham,, London 1774 - First edition, author's presentation copy inscribed, in the year of Jacob's death to William LeGrand (probably his brother-in-law). Jacob's is the best of all the early Faversham histories. Born in Canterbury, Jacob settled in Faversham (living at 78 Preston Street) and practised as a surgeon. He was four times mayor of Faversham. 8vo (220 × 135 mm), pp.[iv], vii-xii, [4], 222, complete (despite mispagination of preliminaries) with 15 engraved plates, plans and elevations (2 folding), engraved headpieces to dedication and p. 205. One old repair to a marginal tear, small insect hole to extreme upper forecorner of final 6 leaves. Uncut in the original pale blue publisher's boards, buff paper spine with early printed label. Spine rubbed and lower joint cracking but secure. Presentation inscription to head of title "Wm LeGrand, a Gift of the Author's 1788", early critical notes to front pastedown together with later gift inscription. A very good, unsophisticated copy. [Bibliotheca Cantiana 198-9.] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        HISTORY OF THE RISE, INCREASE AND PROGRESS, OF THE QUAKERS

      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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        A Fine Carved Leather Binding, with Two Working Silver Clasps and Unique Metal Spine Hinges

      Köln: Jos. Mathieux, 1774. Title: Bruderschafts-Büchlein der Marianischen Liebes-Versammlung zu München. [Manual for the Marianische Liebes-Versammlung Brotherhood of Munich] Issued for the Catholic brotherhood of Munich. 8vo, 408 giltedged pages, plus index at rear of volume. Text is in German. With 12 woodcut engravings, including frontis. Beautiful leather binding with exemplary use of silver, which provides corner brackets and studs for ornamentation, a frame to protect the boards on all sides, two working clasps to which are carved the symbolic rose, and two highly innovative hinges which work in conjunction with the spine, these also adorned with the rose. Spine is titled and tooled in gilt with motifs relative to the brotherhood. An elegantly understated motif of a German cathedral is further carved into both front and rear board. Gilt tool border faded, newer end papers, otherwise very good condition, with a superb binding. .

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        Sermons on Useful and Important Subjects

      Macclesfield: Printed for the Author by T. Bayley 1774 - FIRST EDITION, slightly browned and a few stains here and there, pp. 77, [5], 81-209, [3], 214-238, 8vo, contemporary rustic half calf, gilt rules on either side of raised bands on spine, rubbed and worn, leather missing from corners, sound ‘Although Simpson was an evangelical Arminian in his theology and associated most naturally with clergy of similar views, he maintained a wide acquaintance among evangelicals and was a regular correspondent of Rowland Hill, Thomas Robinson, and several others with whom he engaged in a concert of prayer. At Macclesfield he combined a regular ministry to a settled congregation with itinerant preaching in the surrounding area. He was a popular preacher and an energetic pastor, who visited regularly throughout his parish, ministered to the legal and medical needs of the poor, and founded friendly societies, charity schools, and Sunday schools. As a consequence, he attracted large congregations and often had six or seven hundred communicants. He was an early pioneer of congregational hymn singing, and a collection of hymns formed one of his earliest publications in 1776.’ (ODNB). The final sermon is: ‘Marriage honorable, Whoredom damnable.’ Bound after a run of the Arminian Magazine, edited by John Wesley, July to December 1778, and before a copy of A Treatise concerning the Gospel-method of being Righteous, 1762, lacking title-page (2 copies only in ESTC). (ESTC T79316, 5 copies in 4 locations in the UK, Duke only elsewhere)

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        ADVERTISEMENT. THE COMMITTEE OF CORRESPONDENCE IN NEW-YORK, HAVING...PROCEEDED TO THE NOMINATION OF FIVE PERSONS TO GO AS DELEGATES...ON THE PROPOSED CONGRESS AT PHILADELPHIA

      [New York. 1774].. Broadside, 5 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches. Backed on linen. Near fine. In a half morocco and cloth box. This broadside, signed in print by Isaac Low as Chairman of the New York Committee of Correspondence, announces that the Committee has nominated Philip Livingstone, James Duane, John Alsop, John Jay, and Isaac Low to represent New York at the first Continental Congress. The document is dated July 5, 1774, and calls for a meeting of New Yorkers at City Hall on the 7th to "approve of the said five Persons as Delegates, or to choose such other in their Sead [i.e., Stead], as to their Wisdom shall seem meet." Great controversy surrounded the nomination of conservative James Duane, but all five nominees ultimately were chosen as the delegates from the city and county of New York, together with four other delegates representing the rest of the state. An important Revolutionary broadside, announcing the selection of New York's delegation to the Congress. Scarce, with only four copies recorded between Evans, Shipton & Mooney, and NUC. EVANS 13094.

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        A view of the Head of Ulswater toward Patterdale

      John Boydell, London 1774 - Image Size : 365x520 (mm), 14.375x20.5 (Inches), Platemark Size : 400x540 (mm), 15.75x21.25 (Inches), Paper Size : 450x590 (mm), 17.75x23.25 (Inches), Black & White, Copper Engraving

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        EXTRACTS FROM THE VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE AMERICAN CONTINENTAL CONGRESS, HELD AT PHILADELPHIA ON THE 5th OF SEPTEMBER 1774. CONTAINING THE BILL OF RIGHTS, A LIST OF GRIEVANCES, OCCASIONAL RESOLVES, THE ASSOCIATION...PUBLISHED BY ORDER OF THE CONGRESS

      New-London: Printed and sold by Timothy Green, 1774.. 16pp. Small folio. Antique style three-quarter calf and marbled boards, spine gilt, leather label. Old horizontal fold. Tanned throughout. Titlepage stained, and with three small holes along the horizontal fold affecting a few letters of text. Very good. Scarce New London printing of one of the most significant documents of the American Revolution, condensing the most important proceedings of the First Continental Congress between Sept. 5 and Oct. 26, 1774. This publishes the Declaration of Rights, passed Oct. 14, by which Congress asserts the colonists' rights as Englishmen and claims they were violated by the Stamp Act; the Townsend Act; the Coercive Acts; and the Quebec Acts. It further asserts their right to peaceably assemble and have their own legislatures. The Declaration is followed by the Association, by which the colonies bound themselves to an agreement regarding non- importation, non-exportation, and non- consumption of British goods, and resolved to reassemble the following May if wrongs had not been redressed. This is followed by two addresses, one to the people of Great Britain and the other to the inhabitants of the colonies, justifying the conduct of the Congress. These actions laid the basis for American resistance and organized rebellion which escalated into open warfare in the spring of 1775. Needless to say, the actions of the Continental Congress were of the greatest interest in the colonies, and these EXTRACTS... were published first in Philadelphia while Congress was still sitting. Printings followed in Albany, Annapolis, Boston, Hartford, Lancaster, New York, Newport, Norwich, and Providence, all in 1774. Timothy Green produced two editions in New London in 1774, the present edition and another one of seventy pages. Both editions have the same text, but the typeface used in this edition is significantly smaller and the size of the pages is larger. HOWES E247. EVANS 13731. NEW LONDON IMPRINTS 994. NAIP w032258. SABIN 15528 (ref).

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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. 2 Teile in 1 Bd.

      Dessau, Heybruch 1774 - XIV S., 1 Bl., 112 S., XV S., S. (113)-304. Pappband der Zeit (Ecken u. Kanten bestoßen). * Seltene erste Ausgabe. - "Unter dem Einfluß gemüthlicher Ueberreiztheit, auch fortwährend mit dem Gedanken an sein eigenes Lebensende beschäftigt, schrieb er damals sein 'Vermächtniß für die Gewissen, ein Lehrbuch der natürlichen und christlichen Religion'. 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 andern Seite einzunehmen suchte, machte er sich, wie früher, sowol die Orthodoxen als die Heterodoxen zu Feinden" (ADB II, 119). - Zweiseitig unbeschnitten, nur teilw. etw. stärker gebräunt, brauner Fleck im unteren Falz. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        HAIKAI HYAKU GASAN 2 vols

      19. [EHON] Taniguchi Gesso, artist. HAIKAI HYAKU GASAN 2 vols. 26.6 x 19.5 cm. Ribbon-bound, Japanese-style, fukuro-toji, Decorated paper covers, printed paper title labels. Nicely printed in sumi and colors,after designs by Gesso (1774-1865) with 100 lovely little Shijo style vignettes as counterpoint to a series of haikai and 3 additonal color woodcuts of the editor and the poets. This is a Meiji reprint of the edition found at pp. 279-80 of Mitchell. Done in Wakayama, as was the original, it is a very uncommon work. Very nice copy. Complete.

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        Specimen genealogico-progonologicum ad illustrandam Augustam Habsburgo-Lothringicam prosopiam Caesareo Regio Principi Petro Leopoldo [.].

      Vienna, Johann Thomas Edler von Trattner, 1774. - Folio (320:235 mm). (16), 184 pp. With engr. portrait frontispiece, 1 full-page heraldic engraving on reverse of t. p., 6 engr. vignettes (of which 4 are half-page engr. in the text and 2 coin engravings, one of which on t. p.) as well as 13 folding genealogical tables. (Bound with): Specimen genealogico-progonologicum [.]. Vác (Waitzen), Franz Ignaz Ambros, 1775. (28) pp. Contemp. calf on 5 raised bands with gilt-stamped label to gilt spine. Edges in red. Marbled endpapers. Second, enlarged edition (first printed Venice 1770) of this standard work by the Gorizia historian. The vignettes depict seals, coats-of-arms, and figures; one shows a globe with the area between Belgium and Hungary, in which Vienna, Gorizia, and Florence are marked. - The "Specimen" printed in the following year in the Hungarian city of Vác, an examination treatise for Emericus Inkei with propositions for discussion taken from philosophy, natural history, and mathematics, is bound after the portrait. Wurzbach III, 12. Giese 1306. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Traite des Maladies Chirurgicales, et des Opertations Qui Leur Conviennent

      Paris - P. Fr. Didot, 1774 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A first edition of Jean Louis Petit's general treatise on surgical operations, with many fold-outplates. Volumes I and III of a three part set, with the rare supplements to the rear of volume III. Jean-Louis Petit (13 March 1674 20 April 1750) was a French surgeon, and the inventor of the tourniquet. He became a member of the French Royal Academy of Sciences in 1715, and was named director of the French Royal Academy of Surgery by the king when it was created in 1731. He acquired great notoriety because of his skill and experience, thanks to his case reports of hemorrhage, lacrimal fistula, operation on the frenum, for his treatise on bone diseases and especially for this work, on which he worked 12 years and which was finished after his death by Francois-Dominique Lesne. With a portrait of the author to frontispiece of volume I. Presentation labels of the Birmingham Medical Institute to each volume. Condition: Expertly rebound in calf. Externally, sound with sunning to spines. Internally, firmly bound, generally bright with the odd spot and tidemark. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        A Tour in Scotland; MDCCLXIX. WITH A Tour in Scotland and Voyage to the Hebrides; MDCCLXXII (2 Vols)

      Warrington and Chester, 1774 3rd & 1st eds, both VG.In uniform speckled calf with gilt tooling to edges, corners and edges lightly bumped and worn. Spines, highly decorative gilt tooling, raised bands, titles in gilt to red and black leather labels, edges bumped. Internally, later endpapers, text block edges greened. Vol 1, A Tour In Scotland; MDCCLXIX, 3rd edition, printed by W Eyres, Warrington, (xiii), [1], [1], 2-388 pp, 21 plates, as called for, (9 folding), plus 2 vignettes, faint ink name to tp, some faint offsetting and browning, a couple of tiny paper chips, dedication signed: Thomas Pennant, with the final advertisement leaf. Vol 2, A Tour in Scotland, and Voyage to the Hebrides; MDCCLXXII, 1st edition, printed by John Monk, Chester, 1774, [2], (viii), [1], 2-379 pp, [1] adverts, 44 plates, as called for (27 folding and a chart), plus 1 vignette, and then 1 extra pl (Downing) tipped in, lacks the final advert lea, some faint offsetting and browning. A lovely set of Pennants important work. (ESTC T113907 & ESTC T113910 ) Pennant, naturalist, traveller, and writer, whose A Tour in Scotland, 1769, was published in 1771. It is of interest for its descriptions and for its method: Pennant circulated ‘Queries, addressed to the Gentlemen and Clergy of North-Britain’ [Scotland] with standard questions about natural history and the past and present state of the parish in order to allow locals to give ‘a fuller and more satisfactory Account of their Country, than it is the Power of a Stranger and transient Visitant to give. See ODNB.

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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, 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 speckled calf, expertly rebacked to style with raised bands and gilt sunburst motif in compartments, gilt Greek key bands, earlier gilt titled red morocco label, single rule gilt border to covers. Very neat small repairs to board corners, 1 or 2 minor marks to boards, armorial bookplate of Holland House on front pastedown, edges of endpapers lightly browned, tiny worm track starts in lower margin of front pastedown persisting to frontispiece, continuing as a diminishing hole to page 109, a tiny single worm hole restarts in the lower margin on page 225 continuing to page 455, where a second tiny hole appears above it, joining to form a small track on page 467 which persists to rear pastedown, no worming anywhere near the text, faint offsetting to title page from frontispiece, marginal pencil note to 1 page. 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". Gabler, Wine into Words, 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 & XII, pages 232-354 concern the convivial entertainments and the evening suppers of the ancients. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Considerations on the measures carrying on with respect to the British colonies in North-America. The second edition. With additions and an appendix relative to the present state of affairs on that continent

      London: printed for R. Baldwin, E. & C. Dilly, J. Johnson, Richardson & Co and J. Almon, [1774]. Octavo. (8 7/8 x 5 5/8 inches). Half-title. Largely unopened. Stitched self-wrappers. Housed in a blue cloth chemise, within a modern blue morocco-backed slipcase. A very fine untouched copy of the expanded and corrected second edition of this important polemic in support of the American colonies. The second London edition of the this work is as rare on the market as the first. One copy of first and no copies of the second London edition are listed as having sold at auction in the past thirty five years. The need for the second edition and its 45pp. Appendix are explained in a contemporary review: "The first edition of the considerations which we may venture to ascribe to Mr. M. R---b---n, was hastily printed, and there were in it, besides many errors of the press, considerable omissions, which are supplied in the present edition, to which has been added, a large appendix, relating to events which have happened since " (Monthly Review). Matthew Robinson-Morris, the 2nd Baron Rokeby, described in the above quoted Monthly Review as "one of the most candid and best informed of any of the late writers on the interests of Great Britain and her colonies," was a politician and champion of civil liberties who published several pamphlets opposing Lord North's American policy. In this work Rokeby is "strongly critical of Lord North's policy, [but] ... also of Franklin's conduct." (Howes), and identifies "the cause of the present situation of things between the mother country and our colonies of North-America" as having arisen from "our having taxed those colonies without their consent." Franklin is criticized for the inflammatory nature of his writings, which Rokeby compares to Guy Fawkes's gunpowder. Adams, American Controversy 74-68b; Howes R-372; Sabin 72152.

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        A DESCRIPTION OF THREE HUNDRED ANIMALS

      Published by J. And F. Rivington, 1774. Hardback. Good. Good condition with no wrapper. A Description of Three Hundred Animals viz. Beasts, Birds, Fishes, Serpents and Insects With a Particular Account of The Manner of Their Catching of Whales in Greenland. Extracted from the Best Authors and Adapted to the Use of All Capacities. Illustrated with Copper-Plates, Whereon is Curiously Engraven Every Beast, Bird, Fish, Serpent and Insect Described in the Whole Book. The Eleventh Edition Carefully Corrected and Amended. Small format. 7 x 4". Full brown leather binding. B/w frontis. Title page in red and black. 212 pages. Numerous b/w illustrations including one large folding plate. Contents very good. Front board almost detached. Boards very worn. A fascinating early natural history book. [S]

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        MILLS AND HICKS'S BRITISH AND AMERICAN REGISTER, WITH AN ALMANACK FOR THE YEAR 1774; BEING THE SECOND AFTER BISSEXTILE OR LEAP YEAR. CALCULATED FOR THE USE OF ALL THE NEW- ENGLAND PROVINCES

      Boston: Printed and sold by Mills and Hicks, at their Printing-Office in School-Street, next door to Cromwell's-Head, [1774].. 108pp. Pages 31 and 74 misnumbered 13 and 47 respectively. 12mo. Contemporary marbled paper on paper wrapper. Wrappers worn, portions of marbled paper lacking on front wrapper, portions of spine lacking. Contemporary ownership signature on front free endpaper: "Wm. Williams, 12th Feb.y 1774." Minor stains. A very good copy. One of two editions of this almanac and register published by Mills and Hicks in Boston in 1774. The compilers and publishers note that this publication is their first undertaking of such a combined publication. The almanac's eclipse predictions and calendar calculations duplicate those in BICKERSTAFF'S ALMANACK FOR...1774, which was also published by Mills and Hicks. The register lists members of the royal family, the nobility, and the government in Great Britain and the names of government officials, justices of the peace, and barristers in the New England colonies and Nova Scotia. Information on religious assemblies, educational institutions (including Harvard, Yale, and Dartmouth), military postings, and governors in the other British colonies in North America and the Caribbean are also included. EVANS 12869. DRAKE 3235. NAIP w029799.

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        OBSERVATIONS ON THE ACT OF PARLIAMENT COMMONLY CALLED THE BOSTON PORT-BILL; WITH THOUGHTS ON CIVIL SOCIETY AND STANDING ARMIES

      Philadelphia. 1774.. 60pp. Modern red half morocco and cloth, spine gilt. Light, even toning to text. Minor wear, contemporary notation to final page. About very good. Philadelphia edition, after the original edition published in Boston the same year, printing the author's case against the first of the Intolerable Acts, which established the blockade of the Boston harbor. The Bill was passed in March 1774, in the wake of the Boston Tea Party in December 1773. The closing of Boston harbor, and the other Intolerable Acts, did more to bring together public opinion in the colonies, and led directly to calling of the First Continental Congress; this edition was no doubt printed to provide members of the Congress with copies of Quincy's arguments. Quincy was a leading figure in Massachusetts patriotic circles. In this work he excoriates Parliament for punishment of a whole community in response to the acts of private persons, likewise attacking standing armies as "armed monsters," "fatal to religion, morals, and social happiness," as well as liberty. A major political argument against the Crown's unjust actions, and a critical work on the road to Revolution. HOWES Q18. AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE 132b. EVANS 13562. SABIN 67192.

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        Observations on Different Kinds of Air

      London: Lockyer Davis printer to the Royal Society. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. FIRST EDITION of Joseph Priestley's major work on gas theory, preceding by two years its appearance in book form (Experiments and Observations on Different Kinds of Air, 1774-86). Includes a wealth of discoveries and advancements that would set the course for future studies in chemistry. Among other things, Priestley's work includes the discovery of hydrochloric acid and nitric acid, the first description of photosynthesis, crucial observations that would lead to his identification of oxygen, and new experimental techniques that would lead to the discovery of a multitude of new gases. For this work, Priestley was awarded the Royal Society's prestigious Copley Medal in 1773. PMM 217. The discovery of gases: "In 1772 Priestley published an account of five years of experiments with 'airs' (gases). The work he described was so important that it immediately established him as one of the great chemists of the day. While he was in Leeds, Priestley discovered three gaseous oxides of nitrogen, including nitrous oxide ('laughing gas') and hydrogen chloride gas. Before he began his experiment, chemists had known only three gases: hydrogen, carbon dioxide, and air" (Richard Morris, The Last Sorcerers). As important as the gases Priestley discovered- doubling the known number of gases- was the experimental technique he used. "He gained particular renown for an improved pneumatic trough in which, by collecting gases over mercury instead of in water, he was able to isolate and examine gases that were soluble in water" (Britannica). His experimental innovations led to a dramatic increase of the number of gases identified over the next several decades. (Priestley himself would go on to discover seven additional gases.) Photosynthesis: Of all the achievements reported in Priestley's great paper, "The most surprising of these ... was the discovery of the 'restoration' of air by vegetation. Considering the 'consumption of air by fires of all kinds, volcanoes, animals breathing, and so forth', Priestley was convinced that there must be some provision, by God in nature, for remedying the injury which the atmosphere receives ... 'In what manner the process in nature operates, to produce so remarkable an effect,' Priestley wrote [p. 166], 'I do not pretend to have discovered', but vegetation did restore bad air ... He had not yet recognized the agency of light in the process; he didn't understand that plants used the 'fixed air' in the atmosphere in a complex process of photosynthesis. He had, however, started a program of investigation that would involve numbers of chemists and plant physiologists for a number of years" (R. E. Schofield, The Enlightenment of Joseph Priestley). Towards the discovery of oxygen: "In some 'miscellaneous observations', a quantity of air was made by heating saltpetre, and in it 'a candle burned just as in common air', or 'not only burned, but the flame was increased, and something was heard like a hissing, similar to the decrepitation of nitre in an open fire' [p. 245]. Priestley, as he later recognized, had here obtained dephlogisticated air (oxygen) before November, 1772" (Partington, A History of Chemistry). Printing and the Mind of Man, 217. In: Philosophical Transactions, Vol. 62, 1772, pp. 147-264. London: Lockyer Davis, printer to the Royal Society, 1772. Quarto, later boards. The entire volume offered. With 14 engraved folding plates (one for Priestley article). Spine faded, tear to top of spine. One of the cornerstones of modern chemistry.

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        THEATRUM MACHINARIUM ODER SCHAU-PLATZ DER HEB-ZEUGE,...BOUND WITH...THEATRUM MACHINARUM GENERALL [Lbc]

      Leipzig: Breitkopf Und Härtel, Lpz. ,. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1774.. Hardcover. Machinery; German Language; Engravings; Folio 13" - 23" tal; [5], 164, [6], [4], plts; [11][2], 188 pages; Theatrum machinarium, oder, Schau-Platz der Heb-Zeuge : in welchem nicht nur angewiesen wird wie durch Menschen und Thiere gewaltige Lasten bequem fortzubringen, sondern auch mancherley Arthen der vornehmsten, gebrauchlichsten, dauerhafftigsten und curieusesten, wie auch simplesten Machinen, Lasten von ungeheurer Grosse und Schwehre so wol von einem Orth zum andern nicht allein fuglich fortzuschaffen, als zu erheben, niederzulassen und mit Geschicklichkeit von einer Seite zur andern zu wenden, vorgestellet werden. -------------16.5 x 10". Folio, modern buckram. With 56 plates [one foldout with lightly frayed edge]. Light to moderate foxing. Complete with 1/2 title. BOUND WITH: Theatrum machinarum generale = Schau-Platz des Grundes mechanischer Wissenschafften, das ist, Deutliche Anleitung zur Mechanic oder Bewegungs-Kunst : darinnen nicht nur die funff einfachen Rust-Zeuge und die dabey nothigen Lehr-Satze deutlich erklaret ... Sondern auch die so genannten ausserlichen Kraffte, als der Menschen, Thiere, Lufft, Feuer, Wasser, Gewichte und Federn, nebst ihren hierzu dienlichen Eigenschafften und behorigen Machinen beschrieben werden_ _. Theatrum Machinarum Generale. Schau-Platz... Leipzig: Breitkopf, 1774. Neu aufgelegt. Folio. With 71 plates. Light to moderate foxing. Markings on bottom edge. OCLC 258219387 - for 1st title, locating 2 copies. 2nd title located no copies. A German study of hydraulics, [with pulleys, levers and other such machines]. [5], 164, [6], [4], 56 plts; [11][2], 188, 71plates. A total of 127 impressive and clear full page plates are in the two works combined. Firmly bound in cloth. .

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