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        BY COMMAND OF THE KING OF KINGS. / (AT THE DESIRE OF ALL WHO LOVE HIS APPEARING) / AT THE THEATER OF THE UNIVERSE. / ON THE EVE OF TIME, WILL BE PERFORMED / THE GREAT ASSIZE OR / DAY OF JUDGEMENT... [caption title]

      1774. A contemporary manuscript copy of a 1774 religious satire upon a theater broadside. Single sheet, 16 x 12 3/4 in., the title done in a bolder ink, followed by 49 lines of text and a clear, neat hand. The final line, indicated by a drawing of a pointing hand reads: "The above is a copy of a Play Bill which was stuck up at Richmond on Saturday the 4th June 1774. The Kings Birth Day close to the Bill for that Day." Verso has a manuscript note: "An Alarm to the Frequenters of Plays, wrote by a Religious Person." The text has been variously ascribed to Rowland Hill and John Wesley, but the author is not definitely known. Printed versions appeared, several in America, and all are rare. The text describes Judgment Day in theater terms: a "Procession of Saints in White with Golden Harps," but drowned out by failed souls, the music would "Consist chiefly of Cries, accompanyed with weeping wailing Mourning Lamentation and Woe." The theater seating would "Consist of Pit and Gallery only... the Gallery is fitted up for the Reception of People of High (or Heavenly) Birth, and the Pit for those of low or earthly Rank... The Gallery is very Spacious and the Pit without Bottom." Printed copies of this broadside, listed under "The following is a copy of a bill which was stuck up at Richmond... [etc.] are listed in Shipton & Mooney 42603 and Hummel 3003.

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        The Art of Angling.

      Birmingham: John Baskerville. [1774]. 12mo. Recently rebound in half brown calf, marbled boards, spine with raised bands and centre tools; pp. viii + 116, engraved frontispiece; previous owners' discreet inscriptions to flyleaf and title page, very good. Second edition, first edition under Charles Bowlker's name.

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        Bell's Edition of Shakespeare's Plays : As they are now performed at the Theatre Royal in London...with notes critical and illustrative, by the authors of the Dramatic Censor. In nine volumes

      London and York: John Bell and C. Etherington 1774. In 9 volumes. Contemporary full calf. Gilt panels to spines with leather title and volume labels. Various damage to spines, some volumes lacking labels, with wear to spine ends and along spine edges. Marbled endpapers. Engraved title and frontis to each play. Text generally clean. One section loose. All bindings firm. . Good. Full Calf. 1774. 8vo..

      [Bookseller: Fosters' Bookshop]
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        An authentic and genuine narrative of the life and surprizing exploits of William Hawke, the famous highwayman, who was executed at Tyburn July 1 1774 for robbing mr. Charles Hart on the highway of 1s. 8d. Londen, R. Richards 1774.

      Gebonden in modern linnen, 30 pag., geillustreerd. C0732."Uitvoerig verhaal over deze 'highwayman': geboorte, eerste stappen op het dievenpad, sociale bewogenheid, reis en verblijf in Frankrijk en Amerika, ontsnapping uit Tothilfields Bridewell, gevechten met kapitein Cunningham en mr. Hart, zijn gevangenneming, doodstraf en executie in Newgate. Het boekje eindigt met gedachten over de vele diefstallen op highways. Het bevat twee paginagrote gravures: Hawke in de gevangenis en de beroving van Cunningham en Hart in een rijtuig."

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        Lehrsätze der praktischen Wundartzneywissenschaft. Zum gebrauch seiner Zuhörer. Erster Theil. + Zweiter Theil (all publ.).

      Wien, Rudolph Graeffer, 1774-1776, 8, 243 pp., 178 pp., mit zwei Titelvignetten, Pappband. Extrem rare first Edtion! The short Latin translations of this text book was the fist systematical textbook on surgery translated in to Japanese. Sehr seltene erste Ausgabe!"Eine Übersetzung des 'Compendium insitutionum chirurgicarum' von Joseph Jacob Plenck in Wien wurde im 3.Jahre der Tempô-Ära (1832) unter dem Titel Yôka Shinsen von Kinchô Sugita publiziert und war eigentlich das erste systematische Lehrbuch der europäischen Chirurgie in Japan". Fujikawa, J., Geschichte der Nedizin in Japan, p.75 Extrem rare - only first part in: Nat. Lib. Medicine Bound with Thomas Sydenhams "Anweisung zur Cur dermehresten Krankheiten nebst einem Anhang vom Podagra und der Wassersucht", "Zweite und über die Hälfte vermehrte Auflage", Nürnberg, Wolfgang Schwarzkopf, 1777, 8, 244 pp., 3 ff.

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        "ALPHEN, VAN; DE VIGNON, HOVY Twee cahiers met gelegenheidsgedichten van de hand van jhr. mr. D.F. van Alphen (1774-1840), zoon van de letterkundige Hieronymus van Alphen. Hij vertrok 1791naar Indie, was resident Soerabaja, later Raad van Leiden, burgemeester en lid Tweede Kamer. Manuscript, ca. 200 pag.".

      "Veel gedichten op zijn beide echtgenotes Jeanne (1774-1808) en Louise (1785-1869) de Vignon d'Avrincourt en kinderen. Maar ook op mevr. de Beaufort-v. Westreenen, neven Hubrecht, Sophie Hubrecht-de Veer, bruiloft Heldewier (1814), bruiloft van Massow (1816), Charlotte Schimmelpenninck na dood van A. van Rhemen (1822), W.A. Schimmelpenninck en S. v. Rhemen (1825), album Ietje Dedel; W. v.d. Goes en M. Hubrecht (1834), huwelijk Rose-van Alphen (1824), aan gebr. De Wit bij vertrek naar De Kaap (1822). Een der cahiers heeft op voorplat in gouden letters M[arie] L[ouise] H[ovy] - v[an] A[lphen], de dochter van DF (1808-1895), via wie de cahiers vererfden. Hierbij ook een cahier met op voorplat 'Henriette', de dochter Henriette Elise van Alphen (1834-1887). In dit cahier verzen door haar verzameld.".M11260

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        JOURNAL OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE CONGRESS, HELD AT PHILADELPHIA, SEPTEMBER 5, 1774

      Philadelphia: Printed by William and Thomas Bradford, at the London Coffee House, 1774. [4],144pp. Bound to style in half calf and marbled boards, leather label. Contemporary ownership inscription on half title, slightly later ownership inscription on titlepage. Light tanning and occasional faint foxing, several interior leaves browned, light dampstaining to initial leaves. Very good. The Journals of the first Continental Congress, describing meetings from Sept. 5 to Oct. 20, 1774, one of the most basic documents of the American Revolution. This is the very rare issue of 144 pages, with the correctly dated state of the titlepage, probably issued several months after the first (with 132 pages only, omitting the Petition to the King, and the correct date in Roman numerals). Committees of Correspondence, responding to the Intolerable Acts passed by Parliament in the wake of the Boston Tea Party, resolved to hold a Continental Congress in June of 1774. Delegates from twelve colonies (none from Georgia) gathered in Philadelphia in the fall. It included many of the most distinguished men in America, including Samuel and John Adams, Roger Sherman, John Jay, Joseph Galloway, John Dickinson, Richard Henry Lee, George Washington, Edmund Pendleton, and Henry Middleton. The Congress succeeded in taking numerous important steps. On Oct. 14 they adopted a Declaration of Rights, and agreed to an Association governing imports and exports and boycotting British goods. They also drafted and sent an Address to the People of Great Britain and another Address to the Inhabitants of the Province of Quebec. They agreed to reassemble on May 10, 1775. This issue of the Journals adds twelve highly important pages of text, consisting of the address to King George III ("The Petition to the King") arguing the American position, asking for redress, and promising loyalty if the status quo of 1764 was restored. This text was agreed upon and voted in executive session on Oct. 1, 1774, and probably reached England in early November. This text does not appear in the 132-page issue, probably published in November, because it was still secret. The Petition certainly reached Lord North, but it is unclear whether the King ever saw it. By mid-January 1775, as the flow of events progressed and it seemed unlikely there would be a response (there never was), it was published in this second issue of the Journals, possibly issued on Jan. 17-18, 1775. The titlepage for the Journal of 1774 bears the famous seal of the Congress, showing twelve hands representing the twelve participating colonies supporting a column topped with a Liberty Cap and resting on the Magna Charta. Rare and desirable. EVANS 13737. HOWES J263, "aa." REESE, REVOLUTIONARY HUNDRED 20.

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        Mémoires de l'Académie Royale de chirurgie.

      Paris, P. Alex. Le Prieur (tomes 1, 2 et 4) ; Veuve Delaguette (tome 3) ; P. Fr. Didot le Jeune (tome 5), 1757-1774, plein veau de l'époque, dos à nerfs ornés, coiffe inf. du tome I en partie arrachée, avec petit manque de cuir en queue et sur le 1er caisson (sans gravité). -Petites mouillures claires marginales sur une cinquantaine de ff. -Très bon exemplaire. - 5 volumes in-4 de XL-778-(2) pp. + 20 pl. h.t. (dont 6 dépl.) ; (4)-XCVII-(7)-612 pp. + 22 pl. h.t. ; (4)-139-(5)-680-(2) pp. + 19 pl. h.t. ; (4)-123-(1)-699-(1) pp. + 9 pl. h.t. (dont 2 dépl.) et (4)-XVI-928 pp. + 19 pl. h.t. (dont 8 dépl.) ; Illustré de 89 planches h.t., dont 16 dépl.Réimpression complète de ce célèbre périodique (E.O. : 1743-1774).Les 5 frontispices identiques de l'édition originale ne se trouvent généralement pas dans les réimpressions de cette collection.Le premier volume comprend "une importante préface [ ] signée de F. Quesnay, dans laquelle il définit l'étendue, la méthode et les conditions du progrès de la chirurgie. Le second volume [ contient] une histoire de l'Académie Royale de chirurgie dans laquelle on dévoile le plan de l'ouvrage [ ].Les auteurs qui publient le plus de mémoires sont ceux qui appartiennent au groupe des "officiers" de l'Académie Royale de chirurgie, président, directeur, secrétaire [ ]. On relève ainsi les noms de Quesnay, de La Martinière, Pibrac, Hévin, Morand, Louis, etc." (Dict. des journaux 876).Les mémoires de quatre chirurgiens sont mentionnés par Garrison and Morton : Pedro Virgili (3248), La Peyronie (4163), Daviel (5829) et Le Dran (2607).

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        "Hand-boek, behelzende de oorsprongk der illustere famille van de alom beroemde heeren Witsens; als meede de heerlijke ampten, loffelijke bedieningen en uytschitterende waardigheden die door dat doorluchtige geslacht in den staat, den Raad derzelven, zo in commissie, als met de allergrootste vertrouwendheid, in dienst van land en stad, ten nutte der landzaaten en burgerije, zo ter zee als ter land, zijn bekleed geworden. Z.p. z.j. [Amsterdam 1774], 60 p., gebonden in versierde lederen band, geïll".

      "Hand-boek, behelzende de oorsprongk der illustere famille van de alom beroemde heeren Witsens; als meede de heerlijke ampten, loffelijke bedieningen en uytschitterende waardigheden die door dat doorluchtige geslacht in den staat, den Raad derzelven, zo in commissie, als met de allergrootste vertrouwendheid, in dienst van land en stad, ten nutte der landzaaten en burgerije, zo ter zee als ter land, zijn bekleed geworden. Z.p. z.j. [Amsterdam 1774], 60 p., gebonden in versierde lederen band, geïllustreerd met een gegraveerd familiewapen. Met aanvullingen in handschrift tot ca. 1830.".

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        Redevoeringen van wylen Petrus Camper over de wyze om de onderscheidene hartstogten op onze wezens te verbeelden, over de verbaazende overeenkomst tusschen de viervoetige dieren, de vogelen, de visschen en den mensch, en over het gedaante schoon, Gehouden in de teken academie te Amsterdam, Uitgegeven door zynen zoon Adriaan Gillis Camper. Utrecht, Wild en Altheer, 1792.

      4°, origineel bedrukt kartonnen omslag, 8+95+(2)+3 pag. tekst. Geillustreerd met gegraveerd portret van Camper door R. Vinkeles en 11 gegraveerde platen . Rug los. De redes werden gehouden in 1774, 1778 en 1782.

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        Voyage par le Cap de Bonne-Esperance et Batavia a Samarang, a Macassar, a Amboine et a Surate, en 1774, 75, 76, 77 et 78. Traduit du Hollandais. 2 volumes, Paris, Jansen, An 7 [= 1799].

      386+361 pag. Bound in half leather. Illustrated with two folding maps and 4 plates of which 3 folding. B1041.

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        JOURNAL DU VOYAGE DE MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE EN ITALIE PAR LA SUISSE & L'ALLEMAGNE EN 1580 & 1581 Avec des notes par M de QUERLON

      A ROME, et se trouve A PARIS, Chez LE JAY, 1774.. QUARTO EDITION, 1774. TEXT IN FRENCH AND ITALIAN, 4to, approximately 28 x 21 mm, 11 x 8½ inches, engraved portrait frontispiece of Montaigne, pictorial headpiece to first page, pages: [8], [i]-liv, [1]-416, including half-title and dedication to Monsieur Le Comte de Buffon, bound in full contemporary speckled calf, gilt lettered morocco label to spine, gilt decoration between raised bands to spine, marbled endpapers, edges stained red. Binding and hinges rubbed, corners worn with board showing at tips, 2½ inch crack to upper hinge repaired by amateur, head and tail of spine chipped with loss of leather, 11 pages of prelims have 2 small stab holes to inner margin, nowhere near text, 2 pages have lower corner missing, nowhere near text, possibly a paper fault, blank side of marbled endpaper and free endpaper at front and rear heavily browned, occasional small brown spot, pale age-browning throughout, bookseller's label to first pastedown and another very small book-plate, otherwise a good copy. The manuscript of Montaigne's journey was discovered and published 200 years after it took place. A HEAVY BOOK WHICH WILL REQUIRE EXTRA POSTAGE. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Laws Concerning the Election of Members of Parliament, London, 1774

      , 1774. 1774. One of the First Works to Draw on Blackstone's Commentaries A Gentleman of the Inner Temple, Editor. [Bohun, William, Attributed]. Laws Concerning the Election of Members of Parliament; With The Determinations of the House of Commons Thereon and All Their Incidents; Continued Down to the Present Time. The Whole Digested Under Proper Titles; Also an Appendix of Precedents, With a Table of the Principal Matters. A New Edition, With Additions. London: Printed for W. Owen, 1774. xx, 94, [2], 95-392, [12], 6 pp. Includes 6-page publisher catalogue. Octavo (8-1/4" x 5"). Contemporary calf, blind rules to boards, blind fillets along joints, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, joints and head of spine mended. Some rubbing to extremities, corners bumped and somewhat worn, hinges cracked. Light toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, brief early owner annotation to front free endpaper. A handsome copy of an uncommon work. $750. * Second edition. With an index of parliamentary acts. The anonymous editor notes in the advertisement that he has drawn extensively on Comyns' Digest of the Laws of England, Lyttleton's Life of King Henry II, Whitelocke's Notes Upon the King's Writ for Choosing Members of Parliament (in Morton's edition) and Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England, then a recent work. One of the very first books to draw on the Commentaries, Laws Concerning the Election is a landmark in the history of its reception by the English bar. It is also a remarkably thorough work that considers causes determined by parliamentary committee and the House of Commons and the laws of England, Scotland and Wales from 1382 to 1780. Some references attribute this work to William Bohun. The first edition was published in 1768, its last edition, the third, in 1780. English Short-Title Catalogue N10410.

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        Het verheerlykt Nederland, of Kabinet van Hedendaagsche gezigten van steden, dorpen, sloten, adelyke huizen [...] dienende tot opheldering der beschryvinge van den Tegenwoordigen Staat der Vereenigde Nederlanden. Deel IX, behelzende honderd gezigten der provincie van Utrecht. Amsterdam, Tirion, 1774.

      Groot 4º, orig. karton, titelpagina, “lijst” en 100 prenten. Goed exemplaar, mooie drukken.Alleen het negende en laatste deel van de set. Met o.a. grote prenten (16 x 20 cm) van de Ridderhofsteden Amerongen, Boelestein, Geerestein, Loendersloot, Ter Meer, Nederhorst, Nyenrode, Sterkenburg en Zuilestein, en het stadhuis te Rhenen.

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        Viaggio in Dalmazia dell'abate Alberto Fortis. Volume primo-secondo. (pubblicato con) Iter Buda Hadrinopolim anno MDLIII exaratum ab Antonio Verantio tunc quinquecclesiensi, Mox Agriensi Episcopo, ac Demum Archiepiscopo Strigoniensi, Regio in Hungaria Locumtenenti, Magno Regni Cancellario, atque S. R. E. Cardinali Electo; Numprimum a Verantiano Carthophylacio in lucem editum.

      In Venezia: presso Alvise Milocco, all'Apolline, 1774 - In-4 (25 cm) 2 voll (1) c. (carta geografica) VIII 180 VII (di tavole) XLVII (1); (1) c. (di carta geografica) VIII 204 (1) VIII-XIII c. (di tav. ripieg.). Marca editoriale incisa ai frontespizi. In entrambi i volumi sono presenti occhietti col titolo "Viaggio in Dalmazia" e colophon. Pieno cartoncino rustico coevo con tassello incarta e caratteri manoscritti. Custodia in mezzapelle moderna, piatti telati a protezione dell'opera. Contiene: Iter Buda Hadrianopolim anno MDLIII exaratum ab Antonio Verantio ." alla fine del primo volume. Alberto Fortis (Padova, 9 o 10 novembre 1741 – Bologna, 21 ottobre 1803) è stato un letterato, naturalista e geologo italiano. Scrisse numerosi libri, frutto dei suoi viaggi di studio come geologo e naturalista, tra i quali il più noto fu Viaggio in Dalmazia pubblicato nel 1774 in due volumi che ebbe risonanza europea. Ha pubblicato anche una raccolta di poesie, Versi d'amore e di amicizia uscito nel 1783, dedicate a Elisabetta Caminer Turra, da lui amata.Antonio Veranzio (Antonius Verantius, Antun Vrancic, Antal Verancsics, Anton Wranczy; Sebenico, 29 maggio 1504 – Prešov, 15 giugno 1573) è stato un cardinale e arcivescovo cattolico italiano, originario della Dalmazia, nominato cardinale da papa Gregorio XIII. Tutte le incisioni sono state scolpite da Giacomo Leonardis (1723-1782): fu incisore italiano, nacque a Palmanova sotto la Repubblica veneziana. Della scuola di M. Benville e Tiepolo, si laureò all'Accademia di Belle Arti: era rinomato come incisore per mantenere il carattere dell'artista del dipinto che riproduceva, tra i quali Giulio Carpioni, Sebastiano Conca, and Tintoretto. Opera rara, esemplare perfetto. 18mo secolo

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        Memorie della Chiesa monzese raccolte e con varie dissertazioni illustrate [..].

      appresso Giuseppe Galeazzi, 1774. 4 parti in 1 tomo in-4° (cm. 23,8), legatura in p. pergamena rigida con titolo in oro al dorso; pp. XVI 49 [1b], 96 [2bb], 80 [2bb], [8] 138 [2bb] in ottimo stato con 10 tavole in rame f.t. (molte ripiegate), pregevoli vignette ai frontespizi, 3 testate alle armi alle dediche. Edizione originale di un'opera «molto pregevole» [Lozzi 2945] di storia ecclesiastica monzese divisa in quattro dissertazioni. Tratta dei primi abitatori di Monza, delle sue antichità e iscrizioni, dei Longobardi e della regina Teodolinda, della fondazione della basilica di S. Giovanni Battista, delle donazioni e privilegi concessi da papi e sovrani, della gerarchia ecclesiastica, dei possedimenti, rendite, etc.. Cfr. Graesse II, 637; Predari 147. Ottimo esemplare.

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        A Selection of D'Arnaud's Works.

      83 - Paris- Chez Delalain 1774 - A selection of works by Francois-Thomas-Marie de Baculard d'Arnaud. In a lovely original binding. The works are several different editions bound across three volumes. The works present are the following: 1. Volume I of Nouvelles Historiques, First Edition (1774)2. Anne Bell, Nouvelle Anglaise (1772), Selicourt Nouvelle (1769), Sidney et Volsan Histoire anglaise (1770), Sargines Nouvelle First Edition (1772)3. Zenothemis Anecdote Marseilloise (1773), Suite Des Epreuves Du Sentiment Tome Troisieme Duexieme Anecdote (1774), Suite Des Epreuves Du Sentiment Tome Troisieme, Troisieme Anecdote(1775), Suite Des Epreuves DuSentiment Tome Troisieme Quatrieme Anecdote (1775), D'Almanzi Anecdote Francaise,To volume III D'Almanzi is lacking its separate title page, otherthan this allworks to these volumes havetheir own title pages. With thirteen plates across all volumes and numerous vignettes. Francois-Thomas-Marie de Baculard d'Arnaud was a French writer anddramatist. Condition: In full calf bindings with gilt stamping to spines. Externally, very smart with small amount of rubbing to the extremities and to the joints. Small amount of rubbing to the head and tail of spines also. Internally, all volumes are firmly bound. Pages are bright. Appears a leaf has been removed between pages 14 and 15 to vol I, but there is no text missing, may have been a plate. It appears platesmay gave been removed between pages 14 and 15 of Anne Bell to volume II. The odd spots throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Extracto, ô Relacion methodica, y puntual de los autos de reconocimiento, practicado en virtud de commission del señor presidente de la Real Audiencia de este reino de Guatemala.

      Impreso en la oficina de A. Sanchez Cubillas, 1774. Following the ruin of Santiago de los Caballeros by the big earthquake of 1773, the capital of Guatemala was moved first to the little town of Mixco and then later to the location of the present site of Guatemala City. Offered here is the highly important report of the commission headed by Juan González Bustillo on that devastating July, 1773 earthquake: It occupies pp. 1-55 and is followed by "Prosigue la relacion, ô Extracto de todo lo que resulta èvacuado en la Junta general, y demas que se ha tenido presente hasta la conclusion del assunto de translacion, e informe, que debe hacerse à Su Magestad" on pp. 57-86. The careful, lengthy, and contemporary reports present here detail the day's events, give the sequence of the destruction of various buildings and areas of the city, recount salvage and evacuation efforts, etc. The writers (and the citizens) erroneously blamed the nearby volcanos for causing the tremors and quaking, but that was logical at the time. Seeking historical perspective, the commissioners make significant and informed comparisons with earlier earthquakes. => This document is one of the very few printed in the temporary capital of Mixco, a press having been salvaged from the ruins in the former capital. Thus, Mixco was the second city/town to have a press in Central America, and then, for only a short time--approximately two years. In addition to being important for its contents and in the realm of printing history, the González Bustillo report is uncommon: We trace only half a dozen copies in U.S. libraries.

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        Laws Concerning the Election of Members of Parliament, London, 1774

      1774. One of the First Works to Draw on Blackstone's Commentaries A Gentleman of the Inner Temple, Editor. [Bohun, William, Attributed]. Laws Concerning the Election of Members of Parliament; With The Determinations of the House of Commons Thereon and All Their Incidents; Continued Down to the Present Time. The Whole Digested Under Proper Titles; Also an Appendix of Precedents, With a Table of the Principal Matters. A New Edition, With Additions. London: Printed for W. Owen, 1774. xx, 94, [2], 95-392, [12], 6 pp. Includes 6-page publisher catalogue. Octavo (8-1/4" x 5"). Contemporary calf, blind rules to boards, blind fillets along joints, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, joints and head of spine mended. Some rubbing to extremities, corners bumped and somewhat worn, hinges cracked. Light toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, brief early owner annotation to front free endpaper. A handsome copy of an uncommon work. $750. * Second edition. With an index of parliamentary acts. The anonymous editor notes in the advertisement that he has drawn extensively on Comyns' Digest of the Laws of England, Lyttleton's Life of King Henry II, Whitelocke's Notes Upon the King's Writ for Choosing Members of Parliament (in Morton's edition) and Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England, then a recent work. One of the very first books to draw on the Commentaries, Laws Concerning the Election is a landmark in the history of its reception by the English bar. It is also a remarkably thorough work that considers causes determined by parliamentary committee and the House of Commons and the laws of England, Scotland and Wales from 1382 to 1780. Some references attribute this work to William Bohun. The first edition was published in 1768, its last edition, the third, in 1780. English Short-Title Catalogue N10410.

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        Système social ou principes de la morale et de la politique. Avec un examen de l'influence du gouvernement sur les moeurs.

      - Londres [= Amsterdam, M.-M. Rey?], 1774. 3 vols en 1. 210-176-167 pp. Basane marbrée, dos à nerfs doré avec pièce de titre maroquin, dentelles dorées. (feuilles de garde un peu bruni) Cioranescu 34061. Vercruysse 1774.A6.

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        The Works of C Churchill

      London - John Churchill, 1774 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A collection of works by Charles Churchill. Churchill was an English poet and satirist. The fifth edition. Complete in four volumes. In the personal binding of General Lambert Richard Loveday, a General in the Bengal army. Frontispiece to volume I and engraved vignette title page of Panto volumes I, II and III. Churchill wrote satires on a range of subjects. Rosciad to volume I describes the faults of various actors and actresses on the London stage in a competition judged by Shakespeare and Jonson. Condition: In full calf bindings with gilt stamping to spines and board edges. Crest to boards is that of General Lambert Loveday. Small amount of rubbing to the joints and to the spines. A few spots to boards. Prior owner's bookplate to front pastedown, General Lambert Loveday. Another prior owner's bookplate to recto of front endpaper to volume I, Douglas Grant. Internally, all volumes are firmly bound. Pages are generally bright. Slightoffsetting to endpapers. Prior owner's pencil notations to the first few pages of volume IV. Ribbon bookmarks present to most volumes. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        50 [Fünfzig] biblische Geschichte[n] des alten Testamentes in Kupfer geä[t]zt.

      Winterthur, Heinrich Steiner 1774. - Vgl. Lonchamp, Manuel du Bibliophile suisse 2626a; Rümann, 18. Jhdt. 1012 (hier 60 biblische Geschichte. Ebenda 1774). In keiner Bibliothek und uns zugänglicher Bibliographie nachweisbare Variante mit 50 (recte 52) Illustrationen. - Bilderbibel für Kinder des Schweizer Malers und Radierers Johann Rudolph Schellenberg (1740-1806) der seiner Zeit zu den bedeutendsten Illustratoren zählte und als einer der wichtigsten Schweizer Radierer des 18. Jahrhunderts gilt. Enthält 52 Illustrationen zu alttestamentlichen Geschichten, die alle mit einem kurzen Text erläutert sind. Der ungenannte Verfasser der Texte ist der Schweizer Philosoph, Schriftsteller und Theologe Johann Caspar Lavater (1741-1801), zu dessen `Physiognomischen Fragmenten` S. auch die Illustrationen schuf. Im Vergleich zu dem im selben Jahr erschienenen Exemplar mit 60 Abbildungen ohne die Illustrationen: Joas und Athalia, Manasses, Der zerstörte Tempel zu Jerusalem, Daniel in der Löwengrube, Nebucadnezar und drey Israeliten, Jonas und der Wallfisch, Hiob und Tobias. - 1779 erschien ein weiterer Teil zum Neuen Testament. (Vgl. Huber S. M., Für die Jugend lehrreicher. Der religionspädagogische Wandel des Bildes des Kindes in Schweizer Bilderbibeln in der zweiten Hälfte des 18. Jahrhunderts. S.363 ff.). Illustr., gest. Titel, 1 Bl. (Vorbericht), 52 ungez., einseit. bedr. Bll. mit je 1 halbseit. Kupferstich-Illustr. Stummer Halbleinenbd. des 19. Jhdts. m. marmor. Deckelbezügen und umseit. Farbschnitt. Kl. Bibl.etik. auf Rü. Titelbl. etw. angeschmutzt u. vollständig hinterlegt, einzelne Bll. im Falz zum Teil fachmänn. verstärkt, im Text durchgeh. etw. stockfl. u. z. Tl. abgegriffen. - Die Kupfer in schönen, kräftigen Abzügen. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La fisica degli alberi in cui si tratta dell'anatomia delle piante e dell'economia vegetabile per servire d'introduzione al Trattato completo dei Boschi e delle Selve: con una Dissertazione intorno al vantaggio, che si ritrae dai metodi della Botanica; ed una spiegazione dei termini propri di questa Scienza, e che si adoperano nel governo dei Boschi e delle Selve. Opera abbellita di figure in rame

      Stamperia di Carlo Palese, 1774. Prima edizione italiana di questo importante trattato, edito in francese a Parigi presso Guerin & Delatour nel 1758. Il testo è illustrato da 49 (sulle 50 originali: manca la tav.2 del Libro V) splendide tavole ripiegate incise in rame e inserite a fine volume (28 nel primo e 21 nel secondo). Il secondo volume di chiude con un amplissima "Spiegazione di molti termini di Botanica e d'Agricoltura, di quelli particolarmente che si adoperano nei lavori e nel governo dei Boschi e delle Selve" In ottavo

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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. First edition. 4to. viii, 253, (1) pp. Recent half speckled calf over marbled boards, spine with raised bands, gilt lettered black title label, the author's name lettered direct below, early 19th century label of the Halifax Circulating Library preserved to the front pastedown, beneath this the later label of the Halifax Literary and Philosophical Society Library,"A very instructive Book" in an early hand beneath the letterpress to the half title. 3 maps, 12 plates and 11 tables, all folding. Two tears without loss to the frontispiece map, one repaired, the map lifting from the linen backing, else a very good copy.

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        Catalogue des Tableaux, Peintures à gouache, Miniatures, Desseins, Estampes, Medailles, Sculptures, Bronzes, Ivoires, Porcelaines et autres Effets, provenants du Cabinet de Monsieur van Schorel…dont la Vente se fera…le 7 Juin 1774 et jours suivants

      427, [1] pp. 8vo, cont. pink sheep-backed marbled boards (corners a bit worn), spine lettered in gilt. Antwerp: J. Grangé, [1774].Van Schorel, seigneur de Wilryck (1716-73), served as mayor of Antwerp. He was actively involved in the artistic life of the city and in the early 1740s played an important role in the reorganization and financial support of the city's Academie voor Schoone Kunsten. Van Schorel formed one of the largest gatherings of Rubens's oil sketches in the southern Netherlands in the eighteenth century. His splendid art collection featured twenty-eight paintings by Rubens. 202 lots of paintings, 88 lots of gouache paintings, 535 lots of drawings (many with numerous items in the lots), 1249 lots of prints (some quite large), 695 lots of prints by Rubens, 311 lots of medals, and 421 lots of sculpture, curiosities, minerals, scientific instruments, porcelains, etc., etc.This copy has been priced throughout in a contemporary hand. A leaf has been bound-in at the end with totals of each section in a contemporary hand.Fine copy. Louvain University stamp (with release) on verso of title and on final leaf. Bookplate of Charles van Herck of Antwerp.❧ Lugt 2299.

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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 125 mm, 8 x 5 inches, large folding engraved map at rear showing the routes of the two ships, plus an EXTRA ADDED MAP placed before the half-title "Part of the Tropical discoveries of the Resolution Sloop, Captain Cook 1774, the revised issue". taken from the Gentleman's Magazine 1776. Pages: half-title and title page, [1] xix, [1], 1-546, bound in full contemporary French mottled calf, gilt title to spine, floral gilt decoration between raised bands to spine, marbled edges and endpapers. Slight rubbing to binding, upper hinge beginning to crack but covers holding firmly, occasional pale foxing, a few pages lightly age-browned, 1 page has pin hole affecting 1 letter, easily understood, small pale brown spot to last 2 pages, short closed tear to 1 lower margin neatly repaired not affecting text, Victor Froussard's name on a small label mounted at top of half-title and his name stamped in ink. Binding tight and firm, a very good copy. 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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        Orphée et Euridice. Tragédie. Opera en trois actes. Opéra en trois actes. Dédiée à la Reine. Par Monsieur le chevalier Gluck. Représentée pour la première fois par l\'Académie Royale de Musique, le mardi, 2 aoust, 1774. Les parolles sont de Mr. Moline. Gravée par Madame Lobry. 1er acte gravé par le Sr. Huguet.

      Paris, (Lemarchand 1774). 3 Bll. (Titel, Widmung, Widmungsgedicht), 217 S. Noten und 1 Bl. \"Catalogue des Ouvrages\" (alles gestochen). Lederband d. Zt. 34 x 26,5 cm. Erste französische Ausgabe. - Hirsch II, 285; Eitner IV, 286; RISM G 2852; Wotquenne 212; Clement 820; Schnapper 386; Hopkinson 41A; Sonneck 57; Towers 473. - Umgearbeitete Fassung des erstmals 1762 in Wien aufgeführten Werkes, mit dem Gluck und sein Librettist, Ranieri de\' Calzabigi, den Versuch unternahmen, die italienische Oper zu reformieren. Die vorliegende Fassung, die länger ist als die ursprüngliche, passt das Werk an die Konventionen der französischen Oper an: \"Umänderung der Titelrolle für Tenor, Ausweitung der Ballettszenen, Straffung des Rezitativs, Bereicherung der Instrumentation, Erweiterung der Nebenrollen; die stellenweise spürbare Wandlung des Operngeistes ergab sich dabei gleichsam als Nebenprodukt\" (MGG V, 369). Das Libretto erstellte Pierre Louis Moline nach Calzabigi. - Über die Verlegerangabe Lemarchand ist ein Etikett montiert: \"A Paris, chez Bonjour, professeur, éditeur, et marchand de musique, rue St Honorée près celle du Roule n°273... il loue, vend, et achète tout espèces d\'instruments, tient aussi des cordes de Naples et d\'Allemagne, pour piano. harpe, violon, base, et généralement tout ce qui concerne la lutherie et la musique...\" - Einband bestoßen und etwas fleckig, Fehlstelle am oberen Rückenende. Decken etwas beschabt, Gelenke berieben. Innen recht sauberes Exemplar; am oberen weißen Rand mit unauffälligem kl. Nadelstich, 2 Bll, seitlich verkürzt. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung

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        Histoire philosophique et politique des établissemens & du commerce des Européens dans les deux Indes. (2e édition). + F.BERNARD. Analyse de l'histoire philosophique et politique etc.

      - La Haye, Gosse fils, 1774 & Leyde, J. Murray, 1775. 7 & 1 tome en 4 volumes. in-8. Av.portrait (par De la Rue d'après Cochin), 7 planches & 4 cartes dépl. Demi-veau, dos à nerfs dorés, pièces de titre et de tomaison maroquin. (plats frottés, coupes tres frottées; exemplaire tres frais) / Half-calf with morocco title-pieces. (Sides rubbed, board edges seriously chafed; a very fresh copy w. the ex-libris of Fr.Chr.Exter on upper paste-down). The octavo-edition of this well-known history of colonization and indictment of the treatment of indigenous peoples of the East Indies and the Americas, to which many 'philosophes' , and Diderot in particular, have collaborated. "Cet ouvrage, publié dè 1771 et qui a eu, dit-on, plus de cinquante contre façons,dont plusieurs sont antérieures à 1780, a été supprimé par arrêt du conseil le 19 décembre 1779."(Peignot, Dictionnaire des livres condamnés au feu, II/71 (sur Raynal). François Bernard was a French refugee in Leiden, partisan of the anti-Orange, patriote, faction: "Un étranger fugitif qui, pour se dérober aux poursuites de ses parens, s'est refugié à Leyde, ou il vit du fruit de quelques leçons d'Arithmétique et de largesses Consistoriales", according to an adversary (NNBW.III/100-101). He cites Raynal's opinions and refutes them: "Je n'ai extrait qu'une petite partie des textes dont la fausseté, l'absurdité, j'ose dire l'impiété, sont frappantes. Le lecteur religieux qui voidroit en avoir un plus grand nombre,n'a qu'à prendre le livre, l'ouvrir au hazard; il seroit difficile qu'il ne rencontrât pas." (Avertissement) Cioranescu 52348 & Cioranescu 11366 (Bernard). Barbier I/165 (Bernard)

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        Bell's Edition of Shakespeare's Plays : As they are now performed at the Theatre Royal in London.with notes critical and illustrative, by the authors of the Dramatic Censor. In nine volumes

      John Bell and C. Etherington 1774, London and York - In 9 volumes. Contemporary full calf. Gilt panels to spines with leather title and volume labels. Various damage to spines, some volumes lacking labels, with wear to spine ends and along spine edges. Marbled endpapers. Engraved title and frontis to each play. Text generally clean. One section loose. All bindings firm.

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        Trattato della cataratta. del glaucoma, e dell'amaurosi.

      Napoli, Antonio Cervone, 1774, legatura in piena pergamena coeva, tassello al dorso (con piccola mancanza) pp. 286 con due tavole incise, su un solo foglio ripiegato. Tradizione italiana del trattato scritto e pubblicato nel 1713 e che costituisce la terza parte delle"Istituzioni chirurgiche" di Lorenzo Heister(o) (1683 - 1758) . Verrà poi ripubblicato a parte, Venezia, dieci anni dopo.

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        Les campagnes de Duguay-Trouin

      - 4 pl., 1 carte, 10 pl., 12 Paris, chez le Sieur le Gouaz, s.d (1774), in-folio, 4 pl, 1 carte, 10 pl, 12 pp, ii d'explications des termes de marine, Demi-veau à coin, dos à 5 nerfs orné, tête dorée, Première édition. Exemplaire enrichi d'un envoi d'un officier au commandant Donval (1881-1957), au nom des "officiers profondément reconnaissants des deux belles années de campagne qu'ils lui doivent et heureux de les avoir accomplis sous ses ordres", daté du 1er janvier 1936. Ozanne, membre adjoint de l'Académie de Marine, chargé de travaux au bureau des ingénieurs géographes de la guerre et dessinateur de marine, est l'auteur de nombreux ouvrages sur le sujet, dont l'ensemble forme un témoignage rigoureux sur la marine de son temps. De fait, il n'est pas étonnant qu'il consacre un ouvrage au corsaire français Duguay-Trouin, lieutenant général des armées navales, commandeur de l'armée royale et militaire de Saint-Louis, dont les campagnes sont parmi les plus belles de l'histoire navale française. Dans l'avertissement de cet ouvrage entièrement gravé d'après les dessins de Nicolas Ozanne par Jeanne-Françoise et par Yves Le Gouaz, il est expliqué que les illustrations sont plus efficaces et plus "utiles" que les écrits "qui exigent une tension fatigante pour se représenter les choses". Ainsi les différentes campagnes de Duguay-Trouin sont ici conceptualisées par l'iconographie. L'illustration se compose d'une carte sur laquelle sont indiqués les lieux des combats (d'après le texte des mémoires du capitaine de 1740), qui renvoie aux planches, très détaillées et d'une grande finesse. Trou de vers en haut des pages sans atteinte au texte ni aux planches. Reliure frottée. Coins et mors émoussés. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The origin of printing: in two essays: I. The substance of Dr. Middleton's Dissertation on the origin of printing in England. II. Mr. Meerman's account of the invention of the art. An appendix is annexed, 1. On the first-printed Greek books. 2. On the first-printed Hebrew books, with observations on some modern Editions; and a collation, from Walton's Polyglott, of a remarkable Passage, as printed in Kings and Chronicles. 3. On the early polyglotts.

      London: printed for W. Bowyer & J. Nichols, 1774. 8vo (21 cm; 8.25"). xvi, 144, [2] pp. First edition of Bowyer's rewriting of Middleton's Dissertation on the Origin of Printing in England and Meerman's Origines typographicae: Bowyer was assisted by Dr. Owen and Mr. Missy.    In his dissertation on the history of printing in England (first edition 1734–35), Dr. Middleton argued the then unpopular opinion that William Caxton was the first to bring the printing press to England. That work is accompanied here by Gerard Meerman's essay on the appearance of printing in Harlem and Mentz, each with intelligent commentary by printers W. Bowyer and John Nichols. Also present are three short appendices on early Greek, Hebrew, and polyglot books.    An early user has added a note "By W. Bowyer" to the title-page; there is also evidence of a torn out leaf (M4), although pagination and content match catalogued and digitized copies.    Provenance: From the library of American collector Albert A. Howard (sans indicia).         ESTC N10660; Bigmore & Wyman, Bibliography of Printing, p. 74. 19th-century half speckled calf and mottled paper, spine lettered and ruled in gilt, covers with gilt rolls along edges of calf; gently rubbed at corners and moderately along joints. Note and torn edge as above with three textual corrections in an earlier hand and one word in green ink, two very small marginal stains, light age-toning. => Bookish content in a neat copy.

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        A Selection of D'Arnaud's Works.

      83 - Paris- Chez Delalain, 1774 Book. VERY GOOD INDEED. Hardcover. First edition.. A selection of works by Francois-Thomas-Marie de Baculard d'Arnaud. In a lovely original binding. The works are several different editions bound across three volumes. The works present are the following: 1. Volume I of Nouvelles Historiques, First Edition (1774)2. Anne Bell, Nouvelle Anglaise (1772), Selicourt Nouvelle (1769), Sidney et Volsan Histoire anglaise (1770), Sargines Nouvelle First Edition (1772)3. Zenothemis Anecdote Marseilloise (1773), Suite Des Epreuves Du Sentiment Tome Troisieme Duexieme Anecdote (1774), Suite Des Epreuves Du Sentiment Tome Troisieme, Troisieme Anecdote(1775), Suite Des Epreuves DuSentiment Tome Troisieme Quatrieme Anecdote (1775), D'Almanzi Anecdote Francaise,To volume III D'Almanzi is lacking its separate title page, otherthan this allworks to these volumes havetheir own title pages. With thirteen plates across all volumes and numerous vignettes. Francois-Thomas-Marie de Baculard d'Arnaud was a French writer anddramatist. Condition: In full calf bindings with gilt stamping to spines. Externally, very smart with small amount of rubbing to the extremities and to the joints. Small amount of rubbing to the head and tail of spines also. Internally, all volumes are firmly bound. Pages are bright. Appears a leaf has been removed between pages 14 and 15 to vol I, but there is no text missing, may have been a plate. It appears platesmay gave been removed between pages 14 and 15 of Anne Bell to volume II. The odd spots throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        Heures Royales, dédiées a la Reine. Contenant les Offices qui se disent à l'Eglise pendant l'Année, En Latin & en François, a l'Usage de Rome. Ensemble la Méthode de se boen Confessor & Communier, & les Prières de la Semaine: Nouvelle Edition, Augmentée des Messes & méditations pour les principales Fêtes de l'Année, & des Pensées Chrétiennes pour chaque jour du Mois.

      Paris, Louis-Guillaume de Hansy 1774 - (frontispiece, 12) 563 (1) p. Contemporary gold-stamped Leather with 5 raised bands, gilt-edged and gauffered text block, 18° (Some pages are slightly browned, several annotations on the flyleaves at the beginning and end of the work. Fine copy of this French Book of Hours, dedicated to the Queen of France and Navarra, Marie Antoinette 1755-1793. Illustrated with an engraved frontispiece depicting the queen modestly praying on her knees. The binding is richly decorated with gold-tooling, the front and back cover are decorated with a pattern of flowers and vines around a central ornament with the 'IHS' monogram of the Jesuits. The front cover also has the initials M.E.W. above the Jesuit monogram and the initials I.F. below it. The work is kept in a perfectly fitting slipcase, covered on the outside with dark green gold-stamped leather and on the inside with the same marbled paper as the endpapers of the prayer book. This edition not in OCLC. A beautiful, eyecatching piece of French devotionalia.) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Yndice de los Libros de dn. Juan Jph Lopez de Sedano

      A remarkable find, the inventory of the library of Juan Jose Lopez de Sedano, an 18th Spanish literate, numismatic, literary critic, intellectual, member of the founding council of the Spanish Royal Library (precursor to the National Library), and censor of the Royal Academy of History; this manuscript "Yndice" or inventory, gives a unique insight to the literary works such a person would held in his library in 18th century Spain. Each title is recorded by it´s author, title, year of publication, place of printing, printer, year, format and binding; furthermore, it shows the vast field of interest held by Lopez Sedano, with works spanning through golden century literature, picaresque novels, history, Americana (Acosta´s Historia Natural de las Indias, 1590) and discoveries, natural sciences, bibliography (as Leon Pinelo´s Epitome), and Muslim-related subjects. Lopez Sedano (1729 - 1801) was a protégée of the Marquis de Esquilache, and a fervent adept of the illustration; his major achievement was the Parnaso Español, an academic anthology of Spanish poetry, conceived whilst working at the Royal Library, published between 1768 and 1778 in nine volumes, each volume is preceded by bio-bibliographical notes on the authors selected. The work gained him fame, as well as criticism for its exaggerated and pedantic erudition, especially from Tomas de Iriarte. The critics were such that the publishing was interrupted forever, however, its merits rely on it being the first of such kind, focused on Spanish poetry of the Golden Century, and a starting point to modern literary critic in Spain. All considered, Lopez Sedano is an outstanding person in the academic and literary world of 18th century Spain, and this, a catalogue inventory of his personal library, an invaluable source to understand his resources of research and interests.

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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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        The origin of printing: in two essays: I. The substance of Dr. Middleton's Dissertation on the origin of printing in England. II. Mr. Meerman's account of the invention of the art. An appendix is annexed, 1. On the first-printed Greek books. 2. On the first-printed Hebrew books, with observations on some modern Editions; and a collation, from Walton's Polyglott, of a remarkable Passage, as printed in Kings and Chronicles. 3. On the early polyglotts.

      printed for W. Bowyer & J. Nichols, 1774. First edition of Bowyer's rewriting of Middleton's Dissertation on the Origin of Printing in England and Meerman's Origines typographicae: Bowyer was assisted by Dr. Owen and Mr. Missy. In his dissertation on the history of printing in England (first edition 1734-35), Dr. Middleton argued the then unpopular opinion that William Caxton was the first to bring the printing press to England. That work is accompanied here by Gerard Meerman's essay on the appearance of printing in Harlem and Mentz, each with intelligent commentary by printers W. Bowyer and John Nichols. Also present are three short appendices on early Greek, Hebrew, and polyglot books. An early user has added a note "By W. Bowyer" to the title-page; there is also evidence of a torn out leaf (M4), although pagination and content match catalogued and digitized copies. Provenance: From the library of American collector Albert A. Howard (sans indicia).

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        Seven Sermons

      J. Boyle, Boston 1774 - 1774, Early American edition, reprinted from the 51st London Edition. Hardcover, small 8vo., original calf backed boards. 132 pp. Very Good. Sound binding. Contemporary ownership signature on front blank. EVANS 13593. Contents from the title page: I. Of the unpardonable sin against the Holy Ghost, or, The sin unto death -- II. The saint's duty and exercise, in two parts : being an exhortation to, and direction for prayer -- III. The accepted time, and day of salvation -- IV. The end of time, and beginning of eternity -- V. Joshua's resolution to serve the Lord -- VI. The way to heaven made plain -- VII. The future state of man, or, A treatise of the resurrection. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [NEW HOLLAND; NEW ZEALAND]. Bickerstaff's Boston Almanack, for the Year of our Redemption 1775 ...

      Boston : Printed and sold by Mills and Hicks, [1774]. Octavo, self-wrappers, 28 pages (of 32, lacking pp. statistical tables at pp. 11-14), woodcut image to front panel, stringbound, worn with some pen annotations. This rare almanac from the beginning of the American Revolution is highly sought after for the full-page engraving on the verso of the title page -- "Two Natives of New-Holland advancing to Combat. A New-Zealand Warrior in his proper dress and armor." These images, derived from those that appeared a year earlier in Hawkesworth's account of Cook's first voyage, are among the first American images to depict the indigenous people of Australia or New Zealand. A full-page excerpt from Hawkesworth's Voyages describes the inhabitants of New Zealand. The almanac also includes an extract from Romans' Natural History of Florida on the Chactaws [sic] or Flat-Heads, as well as the substance of the first Charter of Massachusetts Bay. According to Drake's census, this is the much less common variant of this almanac, with the price line following the imprint. Evans, American Bibliography: 13763. Drake, Almanacs of the United States: 3245. O'Neal, Early American Almanacs: 886. Not in Beddie.

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        [TAHITI] An epistle from Oberea, Queen of Otaheite, to Joseph Banks, Esq.

      Translated by T.Q.Z. Esq. Professor of the Otaheite language in Dublin, and of all the languages of the undiscovered islands in the South Sea. London : John Almon, 1774. Fourth edition. Ferguson, 3916. [BOUND WITH] An Epistle from Mr. Banks, Voyager, Monster Hunter and Amoroso to Oberea, Queen of Otaheite. Transfused by A.B.C. Esq. Second Professor of the Otaheite, and of every other unknown Tongue. Enriched with the finest Passages of the Queen's Letter to Mr. Banks. Printed at Batavia [i.e. London], for Jacobus Opano, and sold in London by John Swan and Thomas Axtell, [1774]. Second edition. Ferguson, 3913. Quarto, modern half leather over marbled boards, 15, [1], 16, [1] pp, the second work lacking the "obscene" frontispiece engraving (removed from most copies) of Oberea revealing her buttocks, mild scattered foxing, otherwise clean and crisp copies of both works. Two satirical pieces, written in verse imitating the style of Ovid, on the imagined romantic liaison between the Queen of Tahiti and Sir Joseph Banks. Both were published anonymously, but the first has for some time generally been accepted to be the work of John Scott-Waring (1747-1819), a major in the British East India Company. However, the name of the true author, the Irish-born wit and later MP, John Courtenay, was revealed to Richard Porson by Thomas Kidd and subsequently published by John Selby Watson in his Life of Richard Porson​ (London, 1861): "When Kidd remarked to Porson that Courtney [sic] was the author, Porson made no denial."(ibid., p.293). (We are grateful to Mr. Raymond Howgego for this information). The second, somewhat scarcer work, is a parody ofAn epistle from Oberea of unknown authorship. Copies of the second edition of An Epistle from Mr. Banks are held in three Australian collections (National Library of Australia; State Library of New South Wales; University of Adelaide Library).

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        Letters to married women. The third edition, revised, and considerably enlarged.

      London: printed for the author; and sold by G. Kearsly 1774 - 12mo., xvii + (3) + 256pp., including the leaf of advertisements before the main register (advertising Smith's Family Physician>), with the contemporary armorial bookplate of Grant Mitchell on front pastedown and the near-contemporary signature of Charlotta Amelia Mitchell >on title-page, contemporary plain sheep, worn at joints. A very good crisp copy. First published in 1767: 2nd ed. 1768: 3rd ed. 1774. Translated into French 1770: into Dutch 1775: and the 1st American edition, Philadelphia 1792. Although copies of the first three editions of Smith's popular little work are now very scarce, later editions, particularly those of the 6th ed. of 1792, are relatively common. Letters to married women> is a group of 15 'letters' in each of which the author addresses various aspects of pregnancy and child care (Letters I - XII), milk (Letter XIII), the sick chamber (Letter XIV), and old age and death (Letter XV), the last letter being dated March 20, 1774. It is primarily, though, on the subject of pregnancy, infancy, and children that Smith's book was considered an authority. The first two chapters, however, consider the subject of 'marks' or birthmarks, and Smith goes about showing that the popular view that such marks 'have been generally considered as the effect of a fright, or a disappointment of the mothers longings' has no scientific validity. The author, although a convinced advocate of breast feeding - and he also warns of the 'evils' of 'delivering children to the care of foster-nurses' - describes here an artificial breast or infant suckling system of his own design. 'Since this book made its first appearance', Smith writes, 'I have contrived a milk-pot for my own nursery . For the satisfaction of my readers I shall give a description of it. This pot is somewhat in form like an urn; it contains a little more than a quarter of a pint; its handle, and neck or spout, are not unlike those of a coffee-pot, except that the neck of this arises from the very bottom of the pot, and is very small . The end of the spout is a little raised, and forms a roundish knob, somewhat in appearance like a small heart; this is perforated by three or four small holes: a piece of fine rag is tied loosely over it, which serves the child to play with, instead of the nipple, and through which, by the infant's sucking, the milk is constantly strained. The child is equally satisfied as it would be with the breast; it never wets him in the least; he is obliged to labour for every drop he receives in the same manner as when at the breast; and, greatly in recommendation of this contrivance, the nurses confess it is more convenient than a boat, and that it saves a great deal of trouble in the feeding of an infant; which is the greatest security to parents, that their servants will use it, when they themselves are not present' Smith concludes by announcing that 'the model of this milk-pot is left with Mr. Morrison, at the Three Kings, in Cheapside, for the benefit of the public. The milk-pots are now also made in the Queen's-ware, in order that the poor may be accommodated'. Hugh Smith, M.D. (1736?-1789), from a family of medical practitioners, practised at Hatton Garden in London, having graduated M.D. from Leyden in 1755. He married the wealthy daughter of Archibald Maclean of Trevor Park, East Barnet. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Jean Louis PETIT OEUVRES POSTHUMES DE CHIRURGIE rare EO 1774 PRAULT 3 vol planche

      Prault, Paris 1774 - Jean Louis PETIT Dit PETIT-LE-CHIRURGIEN (1674-1750) Oeuvres posthumes de chirurgie Librairie PRAULT , 1774 Complet de ses 3 volumes ainsi que de toutes ses planches Très rare Edition originale en 3 volumes (22 x 14) Le Tome 1 a subi des mouillures sur la tranche , traces d'auréoles plus ou moins prononcées Affaiblissement du papier sur lesdites mouillures les 2 autres tomes ont également des mouillures , moins prononcées L'ensemble mérite une restauration au vu de sa grande rareté Après collation , toutes les planches sont bien présentes (plus de 50) Certaines ont été touchées également par l'humidité , (3 ou 4 très defraichies) RELIURES D'ATTENTE , dos papier défraichi Tranches des feuillets irrégulières Vous achetez ce que vous voyez Poids : 2,400 kgs (Gar) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Fragmente de la Carte Theodosienne

      Venezia 1774 - Carta tratta dal "Voyage Pittoresque " seconda edizione del 1795/98. Incisione in rame, in buono stato di conservazione. Incisione in rame, coloritura coeva dei contorni, in buone condizioni. Taken from the second edition of "Voyage pittoresque." by Saint Non, 1795/98. Copperplate, with origial outline colour, in good conditon. Dimensioni 605 420mm

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        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.1724.

      Leipzig, auf Rosten Bernhard Christoph Breitsopfs und Gohn, neu aufgelegt 1774, - in-folio, pp. (20), 188, (4), legatura coeva in pelle, titolo e fregi oro al dorso a nervi. Illustrato con 71 interessanti tavole f.t. incise in rame (la tav. XLV è posposta alla 46) raffiguranti macchine e strumenti meccanici, ripiegate in modo da consentirne una più agevole consultazione. Ristampa del primo volume dell'edizione originale del 1724 di quello che è considerato il trattato di meccanica più vasto e importante del principio del XVIII secolo. La monumentale opera di Leupold (1674-1727), fu edita in sette volumi tra il 1723 e il 1727, è organizzata secondo un sistema enciclopedico in cui si riassumono le conoscenze tecnologiche dell'epoca e in cui l'autore descrive il suo progetto di macchina calcolatrice a corsa variabile. Buon esemplare del primo volume, a sé stante e completo. Brunet III, 1033. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An Essay on Genius

      London & Edinburgh and New York: W. Strahan; T. Cadell in the Strand; and W. Creech at Edinburgh, 1774. vii + 434 + 1) page errata at back; Alexander Gerard (1728-1795) philosophical writer and professor of natural history and divinity in Scotland and of some reputation for this book as well as his Essay on Taste. (DNB); previous owner name on title of Greville Ewing (1767-1841) Congregational minister and scholarly publisher of Greek, tutor at the Glasgow Theolgogical Seminary 1799-1836 (DNB); and what appears to be a presentation inscription to a MD, in the same (Ewing's) hand, partially erased; ABPC indicate 2 copies at auction in the past 27 + years; endpaper at back with faint pencil portraits of side-view busts of a couple of men, in 18th century garb; original full leather binding; both boards detached and very worn, as is the spine covering; no endpapers or half-title leaves at front; title page edge browned; text block split at about the 1/2 way point in the text; occasional light foxing dot here and there to text, still fairly fresh and clean; good condition and a good candidate for rebinding; with an interesting provenance.. Leather. Good.

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