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        Journal de Voyage en Italie, par la Suisse et l'Allemagne en 1580 et 1581...

      Chez Le Jay, 1774. Due volumi di cm. 18, pp. (8) cviii, 324; (4) 601 (1). Con ritratto di Montaigne inciso in rame su una tavola f.t. al primo volume. Legatura ottocentesca in mezza pelle versi, dorsi a piccoli nervi con titoli e filetti in oro. Tagli di testa dorati. Esemplare marginoso e ben conservato. Edizione che si suole considerare come l'originale.

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        Anatomia uteri humani gravidi tabulis illustrata. The anatomy of the human gravid uterus exhibited in figures

      Birmingham: John Baskerville, 1774. Hunter, William (1718-83). Anatomia uteri humani gravidi tabulis illustrata. The anatomy of the human gravid uterus exhibited in figures. Double folio. 21 unsigned and unpaginated leaves, each leaf a single sheet. 34 engraved plates prepared by 17 engravers from drawings by Jan van Rymsdyk (fl. 18th cent.), Edward Edwards (1738-1806), Alexander Cozens (d. 1786) and Blakey. Birmingham: John Baskerville, 1774. 651 x 475 mm. Half calf, marbled boards in period style, leather label on front cover. Some mold- and dampstaining (extensive in places), small holes in title repaired, uneven toning. Good copy. First Edition. Hunter's Gravid Uterus, on which he labored for thirty years, is one of the great artistic achievements in medicine. "It is indeed a remarkable book, not the least important aspect of which is the large size of the plates, which Hunter took care to defend in the preface. For him, the technical quality of the plates was of great importance; they combine descriptive clarity with beauty. The work contains thirty-four plates of different kinds; some depict several objects, others a life-size section of the human body-the female trunk between the abdomen and the middle of the thighs. Some plates are packed with detail, others are more schematic, showing large parts in outline only. Facing each plate are a short description and a key. . ." (Jordanova, p. 386). The Gravid Uterus was the largest book printed by John Baskerville, and one of two medical books issued from his press; it is also among the very few medical books issued from a private press. The original drawings from which the engravings made are preserved in the Hunterian Collections at the University of Glasgow Library. Cutter & Viets, History of Midwifery, pp. 33-37, 183-184. Garrison-Morton.com 6157. Jordanova, "Gender, generation and science: William Hunter's obstetrical atlas," in William Hunter and the Eighteenth-Century World, ed. Bynum and Porter, pp. 385-412. Norman 1125.

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        Lecons Éleméntaires D'Optique.

      Nouvelle Editon, revue, corrigée & augmentée. 20x13 cm. 4 Bl., 204 S., 12 Tafeln. Original-Ledereinband m. reicher flor. Goldverz. a. Rck., rotes Rsch., Kanten leicht best., schöner Einband. Innen leicht gebr., marm. Vorsätze, roter Seitenrundumschnitt, guter Zustand. Handschr. Exlibris 1774. In franz. Sprache, mit 12 mehrfach gefalteten Original- Kupfer-Tafeln.

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        1774 EXQUISITE William Shakespeare PLAYS Illustrated Theatre Romeo Juliet 9v SET

      London : Printed for John Bell, 1774. First edition - 1774 EXQUISITE William Shakespeare PLAYS Illustrated Theatre Romeo Juliet 9v SET “The remarkable thing about Shakespeare is that he is really very good - in spite of all the people who say he is very good.” – Robert Graves A rare set of the plays of William Shakespeare. This nine-volume set includes the most famous works of Shakespearean theatre including Romeo and Juliet, Much Ado, and Merry Wives of Windsor. The plays in this collection are ‘acting versions’ of the staged plays, and according to Ritchie and Sabor, “this edition offers a valuable record of the ways in which the plays were being altered at the time, with an introductory advertisement justifying this practice.” (Ritchie & Sabor, p.397) John Bell, the publisher of this landmark set, provided a “read-along guide to contemporary theatrical display with direct references to the performance of Shakespeare on the contemporary stage, it had commercial appeal.” (R&S, p.232). This beautiful, charming set includes 72+ plates with frontispieces depicting scenes from the plays and portraits of actors designed by Edward Edwards. Item number: #1518 Price: $2500 SHAKESPEARE, William. Bell's edition of Shakespeare's plays London : Printed for John Bell, 1774. First edition Details: • Collation complete with all pages; 9 volume set: o v. 1. – Introduction to Shakespeare’s Plays; Essay on Oratory; Macbeth o v. 2. – King Lear; Romeo and Juliet; Merchant of Venice; Cymbeline; Much Ado About Nothing o v. 3. – Measure for Measure; Hamlet; o v. 4. – The Two Gentleman of Verona; The Taming of the Shrew; Troilus and Cressida; Anthony and Cleopatra o v. 5. – Twelfth Night; The Winter's Tale; Julius Caesar; Coriolanus; Timon of Athens o v. 6. – The Two Gentleman of Verona; The Taming of the Shrew; Troilus and Cressida; Anthony and Cleopatra o v. 7. – King Richard II; Henry VI Part 1, 2 and 3 o v. 8. – Titus Andronicus, Comedy of Errors, Midsummers Night Dream, Love's Labour Lost o v. 9. – Poems of Shakespeare; Life of Shakespeare • Binding: Leather; tight & secure • References: ESTC N 474724; Lowndes 2262; Ritchie & Sabor, Shakespeare in the 18th-century; • Provenance: o Armorial Bookplate – Earl of Fife Alexander William George Duff, 1st Duke of Fife, KG, KT, GCVO, VD, PC (10 November 1849 – 29 January 1912), styled Viscount Macduff between 1857 and 1879 and known as The Earl Fife between 1879 and 1889, was a British peer who married Princess Louise, the third child and eldest daughter of King Edward VII of the United Kingdom and Queen Alexandra. o Armorial Bookplate – Simon John Loder  Simon John Loder (1932-2002) was a Captain in the service of the Grenadier Guards. • Language: English • Size: ~8in X 5in (20cm x 13cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 1518 photos available upon reques.t [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Transformationum congeries, interprete Guilielmo Xylandro. Cum Thomae Munckeri notis, quibus suas adjecit Henricus Verheyk.

      Leyde, Samuel et Jan Luchtmans 1774 - in-8, [16] ff. n. ch. (titre, dédicaces, préfaces), 304 pp., texte grec et traduction latine en regard, [10] ff. n. ch. de tables et de corrigenda, maroquin noir à long grain, dos à nerfs orné de pointillés, filets et fleurons dorés, double encadrement de double filet doré enserrant des pampres sur les plats, simple filet doré sur les coupes, chaînette intérieure, le tout sous chemise de carton souple à rabats et dans emboîtage moderne demi-chagrin noir, dos à nerfs (Bozérian jeune). Excellente édition de ce texte qui fut d'abord publié en 1568 à Bâle. Elle reprend en partie celle de 1676. Unique oeuvre attribuée au grammairien Antoninus Liberalis, dont on ne sait rigoureusement rien, mais qui dut vivre sous le règne des Antonins : conservées dans un seul manuscrit (Palatinus Heidelbergensis Graecus 398), les Métamorphoses sont un recueil de 41 fables de la mythologie grecque, dont certaines ne sont attestées que par cette oeuvre. La première édition avait été donnée en 1598 par Wilhelm Hotzmann (Xylander) d'après le manuscrit de Heidelberg. Il ne faut évidemment pas confondre ce texte avec l'homonyme d'Ovide, ni avec le roman d'Apulée. Brunet I, 330. Précieux exemplaire de Napoléon Ier, relié à ses armes O.H.R. 2652-11. L'ouvrage appartint ensuite à Thomas Fleming, avec vignette ex-libris contrecollée sur les premières gardes. Très bel exemplaire relié par François Bozérian, dit Bozérian le jeune. Il ouvrit son atelier en 1805 et le ferma en 1820., et fut un des meilleurs relieurs de son temps. c'est à ce titre qu'il fit de nombreuses reliures pour l'Empereur. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Il Gran Teatro Italiano. Tomo I - IV

      Firenze (Florence): Per Gaetano Cambiagi Stampator Granducale, 1774. Vellum. Good +. viii, 147, 304, 152, iv, 153-288 p. 17 cm. Engraved frontispiece. Vellum. Some wear to spine labels and small hole in upper label, some staining to covers. Bookplate and tear on front pastedown and another bookplate on rear pastedown. A few spots within but overall pages bright white. Some wormholes in rear endpapers and last pages. Italian text. Title continues: "Aperto Ogni mese Alla curiosita ed agli interesse di Tutte le Nazioni o Sieno Memorie Risguardanti la Politica, les Scienze, le Arti, l'Agricoltura, il Commercio, Manufatture, Invenzioni ec."

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        Anatomia uteri humani gravidi tabulis illustrata. The anatomy of the human gravid uterus exhibited in figures

      Birmingham: John Baskerville, 1774. Hunter, William (1718-83). Anatomia uteri humani gravidi tabulis illustrata. The anatomy of the human gravid uterus exhibited in figures. Double folio. 21 unsigned and unpaginated leaves, each leaf a single sheet. 34 engraved plates prepared by 17 engravers from drawings by Jan van Rymsdyk (fl. 18th cent.), Edward Edwards (1738-1806), Alexander Cozens (d. 1786) and Blakey. Birmingham: John Baskerville, 1774. 651 x 475 mm. Half calf, marbled boards in period style, leather label on front cover. Some mold- and dampstaining (extensive in places), small holes in title repaired, uneven toning. Good copy. First Edition. Hunter's Gravid Uterus, on which he labored for thirty years, is one of the great artistic achievements in medicine. "It is indeed a remarkable book, not the least important aspect of which is the large size of the plates, which Hunter took care to defend in the preface. For him, the technical quality of the plates was of great importance; they combine descriptive clarity with beauty. The work contains thirty-four plates of different kinds; some depict several objects, others a life-size section of the human body-the female trunk between the abdomen and the middle of the thighs. Some plates are packed with detail, others are more schematic, showing large parts in outline only. Facing each plate are a short description and a key. . ." (Jordanova, p. 386). The Gravid Uterus was the largest book printed by John Baskerville, and one of two medical books issued from his press; it is also among the very few medical books issued from a private press. The original drawings from which the engravings made are preserved in the Hunterian Collections at the University of Glasgow Library. Cutter & Viets, History of Midwifery, pp. 33-37, 183-184. Garrison-Morton.com 6157. Jordanova, "Gender, generation and science: William Hunter's obstetrical atlas," in William Hunter and the Eighteenth-Century World, ed. Bynum and Porter, pp. 385-412. Norman 1125.

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        Ausführliche Nachricht von neu entdeckten Zoolithen unbekannter vierfüsiger Thiere, und denen sie enthaltenden, so wie verschiedenen andern denkwürdigen Grüften der obergebürgischen Lande des Marggrafthums Bayreuth.

      Nuremberg, Georg Wolfgang Knorr, 1774 - Folio (408 x 257 mm), pp [viii] 148, with engraved view of the cave site at head of text and 14 hand-coloured engraved plates; a fine copy in contemporary German half sheep and marbled boards, spine gilt with red morocco label.First edition of the first work on the discovery of fossil humans. Esper discovered the fossilised remains of extinct animals and human bones in the cave of Gaillenreuth in Bavaria. 'A new epoch in the literature of caves began with Esper's investigation of fossil remains of mammalian bones discovered in the Franconian caves. Interest then centred on the paleontological significance of the remains in cave deposits' (Zittel). Esper was the first to discover, and describe in the present work, genuine remains of fossil man, although the scientific proof of their fossil origin had to await Schmerlin's researches published 1833-4.Esper, a Lutheran pastor and amateur naturalist, lived near the Gaillenreuth cave in Bavaria. The entrance to the cave was on a steep slope high above the valley, so that the bones could not have been deposited there by the existing river in flood. Esper considered the possibility that man had lived at the same time as these extinct animals, but concluded that the human and animal bones were probably bought together and commingled as a result of the Biblical flood. He was also baffled by the animal bones, similar to large bears, hyenas, and even lions; fauna unknown in the region. He observed that the bones did not match exactly those of any living species. He sent specimens from the cave to Buffon, Daubenton, Camper, and Hunter. His descriptions and illustrations are extremely accurate.The fine plates are by V. Bischoff, J.A. Eisenmann and A. Hoffer.A French edition was published the same year; both are rare, with only three copies of the French edition appearing in ABPC and none of the German original.Nissen ZBI 1318; Ward and Carozzi 756; OCLC: Harvard, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences

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        The Works Of The Reverend Edward Young

      London - P Brown H Hill and S Bayne 1774 - The poetical works of Edward Young. A relatively scarce edition, complete in four volumes. With a frontispiece to volume I. Prior owner's bookplate to front pastedown, John Carver. Edward Young was an English poet, best remembered for his long poem Night-Thoughts. Condition: In uniform full calf bindings with gilt stamping to the spines. Externally, generally smart with small amount of bumping to the extremities. Patches of rubbing to the boards. Loss to the head of volume IV. Prior owner'sbookplate to the front pastedown, John Carver. Internally, firmly bound. Offsetting from frontispiece to volume I. Pages are slightly age toned with occasional spots. Overall: VERY GOOD. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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.).

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        A Journey into Siberia, Made by Order of the King of France.

      Printed for T. Jefferys, 1774 - English first ed. 4to. xx, 396pp. 9 engraved plates. 1 folding map. Contemporary full calf, spine repaired & slightly rubbed, and stained end-papers & fly leaves. Ex-library copy put on front end-paper. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Theory of Moral Sentiments. . . To which is added a dissertation on the origin of languages.

      London: printed for W. Strahan, J. & F. Rivington, W. Johnston, T. Longman, and T. Cadell, and W. Creech, 1774. 4th Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (200 x 125 mm). [8], 476 (i.e. 478), [2] pp. including advertisement leaf at end, p. 478 misnumbered 476. Contemporary polished calf, spine with rich gilt decoration and gilt-lettered red morocco label (binding slightly rubbed, lower corners bumped). Except for little age-toning of text a generally clean and unmarked copy in original unrestored binding. ----ESTCT95116; Alston III, 825; Kress 5815; Goldsmith 9537 (both for 1st ed.) - THE VERY RARE FOURTH EDITION. Smith's Theory of Moral Sentiments is drawn from his course of lectures while he was a professor of philosophy at Glasgow Univrsity. "The work received wide acclaim and so impressed the stepfather of the young duke of Buccleuch that he invited Smith to become the duke's tutor, with the promise of a pension for life. . . The greater part of the Theory of Moral Sentiments is an account of moral psychology. . . The mainstay of Smith's moral psychology is sympathy. . . Smith characterizes the mechanism of sympathy in this way: 'Whatever is the passion which arises from any object in the person principally concerned, an analogous emotion springs up at the thought of this situation, in the breast of every attentive spectator'. . . Smith argues that if the appearance of grief or joy, for example, arouses similar feelings in us, it is because these feelings suggest to us the general idea of some good or evil that has befallen the person in whom we observe them" (Encyclopedia of Philosophy VII, pp. 461ff). "The Theory of Moral Sentiments was [first] published in April 1759 and at once brought Smith something more than local fame. It was hailed by David Hume in typical ironic manner: 'I proceed to tell you the melancholy news', he wrote from London, 'that your book has been very unfortunate: for the public seem disposed to applaud it extremely'" (Mossner. Adam Smith: The Biographical Approach, p. 12). This edition is exceptionally rare. We can only trace a single copy sold at auction in the past 50 years (Sotheby's, London, 1973). - Visit our website for additional images and information. Near Fine.

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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) . Verrˆ poi ripubblicato a parte, Venezia, dieci anni dopo.

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        An account of The Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge, from its commencement, in 1709. In which is included, The present state of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland with regard to Religion

      Printed by A. Murray and J. Cochrane, Edinburgh 1774 - [2], 70pp, [2]. With an engraved title-page. Recent plain paper wraps printed paper lettering piece. Very minor wear to extremities. Title a trifle soiled and chipped, lightly foxed. An historical record of the missionary work undertaken in Scotland by the Society for Propagating Christian Knowledge, primarily concerning the state of education in the country as a whole, and the Highlands in particular. Intriguingly there is included a chapter on the Society's proceedings on the eastern seaboard of America, relating their attempts at converting members of the Indian nations, both in terms of their successes and the difficulties encountered. ESTC T82929. Size: Quarto [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Astronomisches Jahrbuch für die Jahre 1776 bis 1829. Complete set of 53 volumes, 4 supplements, 1 index volume and 1 volume of Erläuterungen bound in 34 volumes.

      Haude u. Spenerschen Buchhandlung, Ferd. Dümmler and others, Berlin 1774 - 8vo (204 x 124 mm). In total 18380 pages and 116 engraved folding plates (2 hand coloured). The supplements are dated 1793 (I), 1795 (II), 1797 (III), and 1808 (IV), the Erläuterungen über die Einrichtung und dem Gebrauch seiner astronomischen Jahrbücher. is dated 1811, and the Namen- und Sachregister. 1776 bis 1829 is dated 1829. Contemporary uniform green half calf, spines lettered in gilt (little rubbing to spines and extremities, spine ends occasionally slightly chipped). Internally little browned (first volumes a bit stronger), occasional foxing and brown-spotting, some volumes with dampstaining in places. Provenance: Teyler Museum, Haarlem* (ink stamps "Bibliotheque Musée Teyler Haarlem to title pages and upper and lower edges); Dieter Schierenberg b.v. (acquired from them in 1986). A very good set, rarely found complete as here with all the supplements and index volumes. ---- Kirchner 9517; Houzeau/L. 15593; Poggend. I, 217; DSB II, 220 - FIRST EDITION. A complete Run of the earliest series of the Berlin Astronomical Yearbooks, published and edited by the German astronomers Johann Heinrich Lambert (1776-80) and Johann Englert Bode (1781-1829). The volumes with a large number of astronomical contributions, "and a collection of the latest treatises, observations, and news, which are included in the astronomical sciences, with contributions from Bessel, Encke, Gruithuisen, Herschel, Littrow, Olbers, Pfaff, and many others . The engraved plates depict comet orbits, the moon, sunspots, solar eclipse trajectories and astronomical devices. Die Jahrgänge mit den vielseitigen astronomischen Beiträgen, "nebst einer Sammlung der neuesten in die astronomischen Wissenschaften einschlagenden Abhandlungen, Beobachtungen und Nachrichten. Mit Beiträgen von Bessel, Encke, Gruithuisen, Herschel, Littrow, Olbers, Pfaff und anderen. Die Tafeln zeigen Kometen und Sonnenflecken, Pons'schem Kometen und Sonnenfinsternis, astronomischen Geräten sowie Sternwarte und Navigationsschule in Hamburg. *This is an ex library copy from the famous Teylers Museum in Haarlem, the only museum in the Netherlands that has been open to the public continuously since 1784. Its authentic interior, containing the original objects, has remained the same since then. So Teylers can justly lay claim to the title of being the first and oldest museum in the Netherlands. The library is interesting for itself. There is no other library in the Netherlands with such a beautiful and complete collection of literature from the 18th and 19th centuries about botany, zoology, and the earth sciences. In total, the book and journal collection consists of more than 125,000 volumes. Major acquisitions continued to be made until approximately 1940. Since then, the library has no longer been a place for finding out about the latest scientific developments, but primarily as a museum room of historic interest. (source: Tylers Museum website). - Visit our website for additional images and information. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        In Provincial Congress, Cambridge, December 5, 1774. Resolved, that the Proceedings of the American Continental Congress, held at Philadelphia, on the Fifth of September last, reported by the Honourable delegates from this colony, have with the deliberation due to their high importance been considered by us.

      Edes and Gill, [Boston 1774 - Letterpress broadside. 15 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches. Signed in print by John Hancock Expert repairs at folds. Rare broadside issued by the Massachusetts's Provincial Congress just a few months following Lexington and Concord, adopting the non-importation resolutions of the first Continental Congress and appointing delegates to the second Continental Congress. The text continues: ". and the American Bill of Rights therein contained, appears to be formed with the greatest Ability and judgment, to be founded on the immutable Laws of Nature and Reason . the ruinous and iniquitous Measures, which in Violation of these Rights at present convulse and threaten Destruction to America, appear to be clearly pointed out and judicious plans adopted for defeating them ." The resolutions which follow thank the Continental Congress for their efforts and appoint John Hancock, Thomas Cushing, Samuel Adams, John Adams and Robert Treat Paine as representatives to the second Continental Congress. The final resolve of the Massachusetts Provincial Congress printed here concerns the principal action taken by the first Continental Congress in response to the Intolerable Acts, proposing a boycott among all the colonies of British goods to take effect in December 1774, with local Committees of Safety to enforce the boycott and regulate local prices for goods. Here, Massachusetts's takes the agreement a step farther, further prohibiting the sale of any item imported from Great Britain even prior to the December date, unless the Intolerable Acts repealed. The Massachusetts Provincial Congress was founded in October 1774, following the passage of Parliament's Massachusetts Government Act, which in effect dissolved the Massachusetts General Assembly and put governing power in the hands of crown-appointed members of a Governor's Council. The Assembly met anyway and reorganized themselves into the Provincial Congress, with John Hancock as its President. The Provincial Congress would be first autonomous government of the Thirteen Colonies. Rare with six recorded copies and no other examples on the market in over fifty years. Evans 13417; Ford 1753; ESTC W17685. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Médecine pratique. Traduit en françois, sur la dernière édition anglaise par feu A.F. Jault

      1774 - (4)-XL-728 pp, (1) f. de Paris, P. Fr. Didot le jeune, 1774, in-8, (4)-XL-728 pp, (1) f. de privilège, (1) f. de cat. de livres, veau marbré, dos à nerfs orné, Thomas Sydenham (1624-1689), surnommé l'"Hippocrate anglais" de son siècle, fut un des principaux fondateurs de l'épidémiologie. Adepte des vues du médecin grec, il fit toujours du patient l'objet unique de son observation. Son intérêt se centrant sur les maladies, il considérait nécessaire l'observation clinique depuis l'apparition des symptômes jusqu'à leurs disparitions. Sydenham décrivit le cadre clinique de la goutte, dont il souffrait lui-même. Il eut l'opportunité d'étudier des épidémies. Il vit de près la Grande Peste de Londres de 1661 à 1675, en même temps que de sévères épidémies de variole. Coins us, quelques éraflures, mouillures [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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, an address to the people of...

      Boston: Philadelphia, printed: Boston, re-printed: and sold by John Boyle in Marlborough-Street, Mills and Hicks in School-Street, and Cox and Berry in King-Street., 1774. One of the scarcest works of the Revolutionary era. The rare 1774 Boston printing of this "forerunner of the Declaration of Independence," containing extracts from the extraordinary proceedings of the first Continental Congress, published by order of the Congress. This extraordinary wide-margined uncut copy has its original stab-sewn stitches and paper wrappers. The title page contains the large contemporary ownership signature of Elisha Basset. Beautifully housed in a custom dark brown morocco and matching cloth clamshell box and folding chemise. 52 pp. ([A]4, B-E4, [F]2, G4). (8vo) 21.5x13.5 cm (8½x5¼"), original uncut brown paper wrappers, stitched as issued, pages untrimmed. Evans 13717; Howes U.S.iana (2nd ed.) E247; Sabin 15528. Full title: 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, an address to the people of Great-Britain, and a memorial to the inhabitants of the British American colonies. : Published by order of the Congress. First Boston Edition. Paperback. Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Collectible.

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        Astronomisches Jahrbuch für die Jahre 1776 bis 1829. Complete set of 53 volumes, 4 supplements, 1 index volume and 1 volume of Erläuterungen bound in 34 volumes.

      Berlin: Haude u. Spenerschen Buchhandlung, Ferd. Dümmler and others, 1774. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (204 x 124 mm). In total 18380 pages and 116 engraved folding plates (2 hand coloured). The supplements are dated 1793 (I), 1795 (II), 1797 (III), and 1808 (IV), the Erläuterungen über die Einrichtung und dem Gebrauch seiner astronomischen Jahrbücher... is dated 1811, and the Namen- und Sachregister... 1776 bis 1829 is dated 1829. Contemporary uniform green half calf, spines lettered in gilt (little rubbing to spines and extremities, spine ends occasionally slightly chipped). Internally little browned (first volumes a bit stronger), occasional foxing and brown-spotting, some volumes with dampstaining in places. Provenance: Teyler Museum, Haarlem* (ink stamps "Bibliotheque Musée Teyler Haarlem to title pages and upper and lower edges); Dieter Schierenberg b.v. (acquired from them in 1986). A very good set, rarely found complete as here with all the supplements and index volumes. ----Kirchner 9517; Houzeau/L. 15593; Poggend. I, 217; DSB II, 220 - FIRST EDITION. A complete Run of the earliest series of the Berlin Astronomical Yearbooks, published and edited by the German astronomers Johann Heinrich Lambert (1776-80) and Johann Englert Bode (1781-1829). The volumes with a large number of astronomical contributions, "and a collection of the latest treatises, observations, and news, which are included in the astronomical sciences, with contributions from Bessel, Encke, Gruithuisen, Herschel, Littrow, Olbers, Pfaff, and many others . The engraved plates depict comet orbits, the moon, sunspots, solar eclipse trajectories and astronomical devices. Die Jahrgänge mit den vielseitigen astronomischen Beiträgen, "nebst einer Sammlung der neuesten in die astronomischen Wissenschaften einschlagenden Abhandlungen, Beobachtungen und Nachrichten. Mit Beiträgen von Bessel, Encke, Gruithuisen, Herschel, Littrow, Olbers, Pfaff und anderen. Die Tafeln zeigen Kometen und Sonnenflecken, Pons'schem Kometen und Sonnenfinsternis, astronomischen Geräten sowie Sternwarte und Navigationsschule in Hamburg. *This is an ex library copy from the famous Teylers Museum in Haarlem, the only museum in the Netherlands that has been open to the public continuously since 1784. Its authentic interior, containing the original objects, has remained the same since then. So Teylers can justly lay claim to the title of being the first and oldest museum in the Netherlands. The library is interesting for itself. There is no other library in the Netherlands with such a beautiful and complete collection of literature from the 18th and 19th centuries about botany, zoology, and the earth sciences. In total, the book and journal collection consists of more than 125,000 volumes. Major acquisitions continued to be made until approximately 1940. Since then, the library has no longer been a place for finding out about the latest scientific developments, but primarily as a museum room of historic interest. (source: Tylers Museum website). - Visit our website for additional images and information. Very Good.

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        Letters & Miscellaneous Works. Four Volumes: Letters Written by the Late Right Honourable Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield, to His Son Philip Stanhope Esq., In Two Vols. AND Miscellaneous Works of the Late Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield, In Two Vols.

      London, J. Dodsley & Edward and Charles Dilly, 1774 4th ed. / 1778 1st. 4 volumes. Large hardbacks, 12 x 9 inches. Full polished ‘tree-calf’ leather bindings, leather spine labels, extensive gilt decoration to spines and gilt bordering and dentelles to boards. Marbled endpapers. In very good conditions. Lovely bright covers. Some darkening and rubbing to spines. Minor rubbing to corners and edges. Only vol.2. of Misc Works has numbered spine label present. Hinges slightlycracked on all vols, some only partially. Some areas of light foxing else pages very clean and tight throughout. “Letters” illustrated with a frontis portrait; “Misc. Works” illustrated with several vignette portraits and a frontis to vol.2.

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        A Description of Patagonia and the Adjoining Parts of South America

      Containing an Account of the Soil, Produce, Animals, Vales, Mountains, Rivers, Lakes, &c. of those Countries; the Religion, Government, Policy, Customs, Dress, Arms, and Language of the Indian Inhabitants; and some Particulars relating to the Falkland Islands. First edition. Large folding engraved map on 2 sheets. 4to. An uncut copy in calf-backed (original) boards, spine gilt, some minor foxing throughout but a very good copy. [iv], iv, 144pp. Hereford, C. Pugh,

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        Rational Recreations

      82 - London - L Davis, Holborn et al., 1774 Book. Fair. Hardcover. First edition.. A collection of works on scientific and mathematical experiments. With all four volumes. Volume I contains arithmetical and mechanical experiments; volume II, experiments in optics, chromatics and acoustics; volume III, electrical and magnetical experiments; and volume IV, experiments in pneumatics, hydrology and pyrotechnics with an appendix of miscellaneous recreations. Volume I and II are first edition, volume III is a second edition and volume IV is a third edition. With twelve plates to volume I, eighteen plates to volume II, nineteen plates to volume III and thirteen plates to volume IV. Volumes I and IV are complete, with volumes II and III lacking one plate each. Plate VI to volume II has been removed. Plate I to volume III has been removed. With half-titles to volume I and II. A scarce and fascinating work on recreational science. The work explains illusions for the magician or conjurer as well as science enthusiasts. A fascinating eighteenth century text. Condition: In mixed calf bindings. Externally, worn. Heavy rubbing to the boards and spines of all volumes. Loss to the head and tail of spines to all volumes due o rubbing as well as some losses to the boards. Both hinges and joints to volumes I and II have failed with the boards detached but present. Front hinge and joint to volume III are weak and held by one cord only. May detach with further handling. Front hinge and joint to volume IV is weak and held by one cord only. May detach with further handling. Rear hinge and joint to volume IV is tender. Rear hinge and joint to volume III is starting but firm. Volume I and II are lacking endpapers. Library stamp to the title page of volumesI and II, NR CC County Library. Prior owner's inscription to the recto of front endpaper and to title page. Binding to volume I has split with the entire work in several sections. Plate VI to volume Iis detached but present. Binding to volume II hasalso split, with the work held together at a weak point to page 127, may detach with further handling. Volumes III and IV arefirmly bound. Tidemarks from water damage to the outer margins of volumes I and II, not affecting text. Pages to all volumes are age toned. Creasingto the edges ofseveral of the plates throughout all volumes. Instances of offsetting from plates to pages, most prominent to volumes I and II. Spotting throughout all volumes, heavier to volumes I and II. Lighter spots to volume IV which is the cleanest of all volumes. Overall: FAIR..

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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.

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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..

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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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        L'ART DU MANEGE pris dans ses Vrais Principes.

      Desprez, Vienne 1774 - L'art du manege / pris dans ses vrais principes, /suivi d'une nouvelle methode/ por l'embouchure des chevaux, / Et d'une conooissance abrégée des principales / Maladies auxquelles ils sont sujets, ainsi / que du traitement que leur est propre / etc. etc. /Par M. le Baron de Sind, Colonel d'un Régiment de Cavalerie, premier Ecuyer de S. A E.etc etc. Troisieme ed. revue par l'Auteur, augmenté d'une Table alphabétique, en Francois, Latin & Allemand. Avec figures en taille-douce. A Vienne, Et se trouve a Paris, chez Desprez. M.DCC.LXXIV xvi + 342 pp. Col. de Sind engraved portrait on frontis piece. 7 engraved folding plates, 2 of them by N. Ransonnette .Leather. Gilt decorated back, 5 raised bands. Dec. ep. and edges. Crack at front hinge but still holding. Lower corners bumped. Wear to the ends of spine with loss of aprox. 2 mm. at ends. Still a hansome copy for his age. Size: 5" x 8" Inch ( 13 x 20.5 Cm. ) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        1774 1ed French Jerusalem Delivered Torquato Tasso Crusades Muslim Illustrated

      Paris : Musier Fila, 1774. First edition. - 1774 1ed French Jerusalem Delivered Torquato Tasso Crusades Muslim Illustrated “All he regarded; but in Syria most, He mark'd the leaders of the Christian host: That eye, whose penetrating glances dart To each deep secret of the human heart” – Torquato Tasso, Jerusalem Delivered, canto I Originally written in 1575, Torquato Tasso’s famous “Jerusalem Delivered” tells a mythical story of the First Crusade complete with Christian Knights battling Muslim warriors. This first French edition was edited and translated by C.F. Lebrun and includes 32 copper engravings. Item number: #744 Price: $550 TASSO, Torquato Jerusalem Delivree : Poeme Paris : Musier Fila, 1774. First edition. Details: • Collation complete with all pages: 2 volumes: o [viii], 342; [v], 328, [4] o 32 copper plates plus many in-text vignettes. • Binding: Leather; tight & secure, v1 front & back boards attached by rope cords • Language: French • Size: ~8.75in X 5.75in (22.5cm x 15.5cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 744 Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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