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        Design of the Ceiling of Lady Bute's Dressing Room

      London: June 1774. Engraving, coloured by hand, by B. Pastorini. 19 1/2 x 26 1/2 inches. A fine engraving, with contemporary hand colouring, of a painted plaster and stucco ceiling from the interior at Luton Hoo, a project undertaken by Robert Adam in about 1764 for the Earl of Bute. Robert and his brother James Adam forever changed the face of British architecture by introducing innovative Classical design ideas. From 1754- 57, Robert lived in Italy where he had a long productive friendship with Piranesi, which was inspirational for both men. Adam's first book, on Diocletian's palace in Dalmatia, is clearly very like the archaeological investigations Piranesi was making at the same time of similar ruins. Piranesi's friendship and passion for Roman Classicism were seminal influences on Adam, and the greatest single factor, other than his own talent, in the work Adam produced on his return to England. Upon his return, the brothers launched their career by building the Adelphi from the Thames to the Strand in London, which although not a commercial success at the time, included one of London's most cherished buildings, the Adlephi Theatre. Together, the Adam brothers designed and built some of the most famous buildings in England, including such bastions of English architecture as Kenwood House, Keddlestone Manor, and Syon House. To the interiors of their English country houses, the Adams brought wonderful ornamental elements in niches, lunettes, festoons and reliefs. Their classically designed buildings were so numerous in London that they changed the prevailing feel of the city and established their brand of neo- Classicism as the model of elegance and importance. It is asserted that the brothers originated the concept of the uniform facade attached to the typical English row house, an architectural device that distinguishes London buildings. This monumental contribution is evidenced in the Adams' designs for Portland Place and Fitzroy Square, and these were used as architectural models for the whole city. The brothers brought their talents into other areas by designing furniture to complement their beautiful interiors and by creating and publishing a treatise of design entitled 'Works in Architecture'. The work was published in three volumes over an extended span of time, beginning in 1773, with the final volume being published posthumously in 1822. Cf. Brunet I.47; cf. Lowndes I, p.8; DNB; Wilton-Ely, The Mind and Art of Giovanni Battista Piranesi.

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        Avis aux Femmes Enceintes et en Couches, ou Traité Des Moyens de prévenir & guérir les Maladies qui les affligent dans sec deux états; Traduit de l'anglois de Charles White. Et augmenté d'un Traité sur l'Allaitement maternel par M... docteur en Médecine

      Paris,: Vincent, Imprimeur-Librairie,, 1774.. [ii, blank], xxiv, 408, [ii, blank] pp. Small 8vo (10 x 17 cm.). Contemporary full marbled calf; spine with 5 raised bands, in compartments gilt decorated, gilt lettered on red morocco label (3 corners slightly bumped), marbled end-papers. With 2 folded engraved plates. ** First French translation of White's classic A treatise on the management of pregnant and lying-in-women" (1773). G&M 6270: "White was the first to state clearly in a text on midwifery the necessity of absolute cleanliness in the lying-in chamber, the isolation of infected patients, and adequate ventilation. He instituted the principle of uterine drainage, placing his patients in a sitting position shortly after delivery using a special bed and chair (both depicted in this work). White was also the first after Hippocrates to make any substantial contributions towards the solution of the aetiology and management of puerperal fever". A nice copy of this rare work.

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

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        A Voyage Towards the North Pole undertaken by His Majesty's Command, 1773

      London W. Bowyer and J. Nichols 1774 Full Leather with some wear at edges. First edition Original leather boards professionally restored. Text complete and tight. 253 pp., , 3 maps, 12 engraved plates, fold-out tables. The northern explorations of the ships Racehorse and Carcass in 1773. Phipps was accompanied by Dr. Irving as naturalist and doctor and Israel Lyons as astronomer. The Carcass was commanded by Skeffington Lutwidge, while one of her midshipmen was a young Horatio Nelson. They sailed beyond Spitzbergen to the Seven Islands but could not travel further because of impenetrable ice. His observations included the earliest European descriptions of the Polar bear and Ivory gull. Bookplate of George Arnold, Esq. 1806. Very scarce in this condition.

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        An History of the Earth, and Animated Nature - 8 vols

      London: Nourse, 1774. The 1st edition, a complete set very nicely rebound (within the last 20 years). Overall vg-; new binding fine. Each volume complete with a blank page before the title page and after the last text page in each volume; if there were half-titles they are not present. All plates present, most in excellent condition; a few have minor foxing. Foxing is heaviest on the outer blank pages and on the outer edges of some volumes; minimal in the main text. No owner's marks. Top edges darkened. The binding is beautiful, each in full soft brown leather, stamped on spine with title and vol. number.. First Edition. Hard Cover.

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        Voyages Dan La Mer Du Sud, Par Les Espagnols Et Les Hollandois

      Paris: Saillant & Nyon and Pissot, 1774. First French edition. leather_bound. Contemporary full mottled brown calf. All edges red. Very good./No Dust Jacket. 502 pages. 19 x 12 1/2 cm. Three engraved folding maps of the South Pacific (some soiling along folds, few old repairs on versos). Wood engraved chapter head and tail pieces. An abridged version of the author's "Historical Collections of the Several Voyages and Discoveries in the South Pacific Ocean," 1770-1771. Translated with a Preface by Anne Francois Joachim de Freville. Pages 113-122 omitted in pagination with text continuous. The English edition, an important collection of voyages, relating entirely to the discoveries made between South American and New Guinea. Dalrymple is also remembered for some unpleasant associations with Cook's first voyage in 1768. Dalrymple, a member of the Royal Society, well versed in hydrography and astronomy was originally selected to head the expedition, but the Admiralty preferred to place a naval man in charge and offered it to James Cook, than a lieutenant. Dalyrmple remained home refusing to serve in a subordinate capacity. HILL p.392. SABIN 18344. Smooth spine decorated in gilt, red morocco spine label lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers, slight nicks backstrip head and foot, penciled annotation paste-down front cover endpaper, text clean.

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        A commentary on St. Paul's Epistle to the Galatians : Wherein is most excellently set forth, the Glorious Riches of God's Grace, and Power of the Gospel, With The Difference between the Law and the Gospel And Strength of Faith declared the joyful Comfort and Confirmation of all true Christian Believers; Specially Such as being inwardly afflicted and grieved in Conscience, do hunger and thirst For Justification in Christ Jesus: For whose Cause this Book is most chiefly translated..

      London : printed and sold by M. Lewis, No 1. Pater-Noster-Row, M.DCC.LXXIV. [1774], 1774. 1st Edition. Other titles; In epistolam Sancti Pauli ad Galatas commentarius. English. Physical description; [2],434,[10]p. Notes; Includes the text. With an initial leaf of testimonial and five final contents leaves. Subjects; Bible.N.T. Galatians - Commentaries. Referenced by: English Short Title Catalog, T124560. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with a dark morocco gilt-blocked label. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Published by Mrs. Eugenia Stanhope, `from the originals now in her possession` and Printed for J. Dodsley; London. , 1774. Good-. Contemporaneous full calf is worn and all the joints are cracked. Five raised bands and gilt lettered calf tile to spines. The boards to vol. I are detached. Armorial bookplate to front pastedowns. Very light foxing and minor thumbing first few leaves of each volume and free front endpapers and rear free endpaper to vol. II are detached. Small wormhole to blank margin of first group of leaves. vii, 568pp and 606pp. . First state printings. . Hard. 4to. 11 1/2". . Good-.

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

      London : Printed For J. Dodsley, 1774. 4th edition (revised and corrected). Portrait frontis illustrated. Notes: Some letters in French or Latin followed by an English translation. Tail-pieces. Subjects: Conduct of life--Early works to 1800. Etiquette--Early works to 1800. Rothschild 596. Full contemporary calf professionally rebacked with raised bands, gilt cross-borders and contrasting red calf gilt-blocked labels. The panels too have been corner repaired in matching calf. Very impressively finished - scans on request.

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        Letters Written By the Late Right Honourable Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield, to His Son, Philip Stanhope, Esq; Late Envoy Extraordinary at the Court of Dresden: Together with Several other Pieces on Various Subjects

      London: J. Dodsley, 1774. In two volumes; vii + 568 + 606 pages; frontispiece portrait engraving by Vitalba after the painting by Hoare; "Published by Mrs. Eugenia Stanhope, from the originals now in her possession."; Philip Dormer Stanhope, fourth Earl of Chsterfield (1694-1773) British statesman, wit and letter-writer, formed intimacy with Pope, cultivated acquaintance of Henrietta Howard, mistress of Prince George, and incurred enmity of his wife Caroline, privy council, hague embssy, negotiated marriage of Prince of Orange with Anne, princess royal of England, frequented society of men of letters in Paris, acknowledged leasader of opposition in House of Lords, viceroy of Ireland, kept the country quiet by his tolerant policy and encouraged national industries, the prospectus of Johnson's "Dictionary" addressed to him, as is evidenced here in this compilation, maintained an almost daily correspondence with his son, his political insight proved by prophecy of the French Revolution. (DNB); 1st Edition Second issue, with page 55 l. 16 here corrected; previous owner name of E. & B. Fitzclarence on endpapers; bound in the original heavy leather covered boards, gilt spine decorations in compartments, six raised bands; all edges tinted red; boards detached, look to have been rebacked at one time; very chipped and worn; first few leaves loose, and still a fairly fresh and clean set; good candidate for a rebinding, or good reference copies.. First Edition, Second Issue. Leather. Good.

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

      London : Printed for J. Dodsley in Pall Mall, 1774. 5th Edition. Physical description: 4v. , frontis. (port. , vol. 1) ; 22cm. Subject: Chesterfield, Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of, 1694-1773 - Correspondence. Stanhope, Philip, 1732-1768 - Correspondence. Young men - Conduct of life - Early works to 1800. Referenced by: ESTC, T143974. Referenced by: Gulick, 6. Notes: "Published by Mrs. Eugenia Stanhope, from the originals now in her possession" --title page. Good copies bound in contemporary full aniline calf. Gilt-blocked leather labels to spines with raised bands. Spine bands and panels somewhat dulled and rubbed as with age. Some surface marks and scuffs to boards. Corners bumped. Some light marginal dust-toning. Hinges starting to volume 1. Remains quite well-preserved overall. Provenance: Kikrham Grammar School Library with their bookplate to front pastedown.

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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. Quarto. (11 3/8 x 9 1/8 inches). Half-title, 15 folding or double-page engraved maps and plates (12 plates after John Cleveley, P. d'Auvergne, Barnes or W. Pars, 3 maps), 11 letterpress tables (3 folding, 8 double-page). Contemporary green morocco, covers with a gilt border composed of small tools, expertly rebacked to style, flat spine in six compartments, red morocco lettering pieces in the second and fourth, overall decoration in gilt in the remaining, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. A fine copy of the first edition, here in an unusual and very beautiful contemporary green morocco binding. "First edition of the official account written by Captain Phipps, later Lord Mulgrave. This expedition of the Racehorse and Carcass, undertaken for the purpose of discovering a route to India through the northern polar regions, was blocked by pack ice north of Spitzbergen. The valuable appendix gives geographical and meteorological observations, zoological and botanical records, accounts of the distillation of fresh water from the sea, and astronomical observations. The voyage is perhaps best remembered for the presence of young Horatio Nelson, as midshipman aboard the Carcass, and his encounter with a polar bear" (Hill). The expedition had been proposed by the Earl of Sandwich and was the first serious British attempt to reach the North Pole since the early 17th century. The voyage was sponsored by the Royal Society and received encouragement from King George III. The two expedition ships were commanded by Phipps (aboard the Racehorse,) and the Carcass commanded by Captain Lutwidge. The expedition was stopped by ice just north of Spitzbergen, but, in addition to numerous scientific observations, carried out a number of interesting experiments using innovative equipment including a thermometer designed by Lord Cavendish for measuring the temperature of water and Dr. Irving's successful apparatus for distilling fresh water from the sea. This first edition was quickly followed by a Dublin edition in 1775, a French translation published in the same year. A German translation was published in 1777, and an American edition was published in Philadelphia in 1810. The present copy, in a unusual and beautiful green morocco binding, was from the library of Robert John Verney, the 17th Baron Willoughby de Broke (1809-1862), with his bookplate on the front pastedown. The green morocco covers, however, are contemporary to the book's publication in 1774. The book was subsequently owned by Dr. Elisha T. Sterling, an eminent surgeon and naturalist from Cleveland, Ohio. On the verso of the final table, Sterling has penned an account of the capture of a 50lb. muskellunge on the Cuyahoga River and includes two small pen-and-ink sketches of scenes on Lake Erie. BM(NH) IV, p.1570; HBS 55366; Hill (2004) 1351; Nissen ZBI 3163; Sabin 62572; Stafleu & Cowan IV, p.1570.

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        Opuscules physiques et chymiques...tome premier (all published)

      Paris: Durand, Didot le jeune Esprit, 1774 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 2 parts in one volume, 8vo (215 x 137 mm); the cancel leaves inserted at their correct places and not bound together after p. 434, 3 engraved plates, 19th century half leather, worn. A Duveen duplicate, with his bookplate on inner cover. --- Duveen 339b (this copy); Duveen and Klickstein 121; Wellcome III, p. 460; Norman 1288. - FIRST EDITION OF LAVOISIER'S FIRST MAJOR WORK, a 'pioneer work' (Duveen and Klickstein), in which Lavoisier first expressed his doubts about the phlogiston theory. The first part contains an historical review of the experiments with gases of Lavoisier's predecessors. In part 2 Lavoisier records the quantitative experiments in combustion and calcination that he had carried out with great excitement during the previous year, and which had 'confirmed Lavoisier's suspicions that air, or some constituent of air, played an important role in the processes of combustion and calcination' (DSB)..

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      1774. Very Good. A SOCIETY OF ARCHITECTS. THE BUILDER'S MAGAZINE: OR MONTHLY COMPANION FOR ARCHITECTS, CARPENTERS, MASONS, BRICKLAYERS &C. ... [ALPHABETICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE TERMS OF ART WHICH ARE USED IN BUILDING; FORMING ALSO A COMPLETE BUILDER'S DICTIONARY, 2 VOLS]. London: Printed for the Authors; and sold by F. Newbery, 1774. [4] + 338 pp./179 engraved plates + 96 text pages. 4to., speckled calf, rebacked but missing backstrips. Leather chipped at corners, worn. Owner's inkstamp to front flyleaves. Hinges reinforced with cloth. A few pages have small closed tears or small holes, not affecting text or images. Light soil to title page. Volume Two begins with plates. Text in very good condItion overall, as are the plates. Of the 179 plates, three are hand-colored and nine are folding. Title page continued: "as well as for Every Gentleman who would wish to be a competent Judge of the elegant and necessary Art of Building. Consisting of Designs in Architecture, in every Stile and Taste, from the most magnificent and superb Structures, down to the most simple and unadorned; together with the Plans and Sections, serving as an unerring Assistant in the Construction of any Building, from a Palace to a Cottage. In which will be introduced Grand and Elegant Designs for Chimney-Pieces, Cielings (sic), Doors, Windows &c. proper for Halls, Saloons, Vestibules, State Rooms, Dining Rooms, Parlours, Drawing Rooms, Anti Rooms, Dressing Rooms, Bed Rooms, &c. Together with Designes for Churches, Hospitals, and other Public Buildings. Also, Plans, Elevations, and Sections, in the Greek, Roman and Gothic Taste, calculated to embellish Parks, Gardens, Forests, Woods, Canals, Mounts, Vistos, and Islands, extensive Views, &c. The Whole Forming A Complete System of Architecture, in all its Branches; and so disposed, as to render the Surveyor, Carpenter, Mason, &c. equally capable to erect a Cathedral, a Mansion, a Temple, or a Rural Cot." The first volume is the dictionary, the second volume is the plates with explanatory text.

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

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

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

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        Liber Veritatis; or A Collection of Prints after the original designs of Claude le Lorrain; in the collection of [vol.I-II] His Grace the Duke of Devonshire [vol.III: the Duke of Devonshire, Earl Spencer, Richard Payne Knight, Benjamin West..., Charles Lambert, Edward Turnor, George Gosling, and Joseph Farrington]. Executed by Richard Earlom, in the manner and taste of the drawings. To which is added a descriptive catalogue of each print; together with the names of those for whom, and the places for which, the original pictures were first painted ... and the present possessors of many of the original pictures

      London: [vols.I-II] published by Messrs. Boydell & Co, printed by W.Bulmer & Co; [vol.III:] published by Hurst, Robinson & Co., printed by Thomas Davison, [1774-1775]; [1775-1777]; [1802]-1819. 3 volumes, small folio. (16 1/4 x 10 3/4 inches). 2 mezzotint portraits (of Claude and Earlom), 1 stipple-engraved portrait of John Boydell. 300 etchings with mezzotint, all printed in bistre, all by Earlom after Claude. Expertly bound to style in half russia over period marbled paper covered boards. "The first complete edition, with the engravings [sic.] in the best and final state, embodying the important drawings from the great English collections of the period" (Abbey) "This capital work, a landmark in the history of the reproduction of master drawings, is ... an important forerunner of later publications on [Art Collections]... It contains 300 etchings of drawings by Claude Lorrain, pastoral, mythological, and biblical subjects, and was called Liber Veritatis [Book of Truth] for the purpose of identifying Claude's genuine works from forgeries, or from drawings wrongly attributed to the master. They are all printed in a warm bistre colour to aid the resemblance ... The catalogues in each volume give a comprehensive description of each drawing, indicating also for whom they were executed, which pictures were painted from them, and the ownership at the date of publication of the book - in short, a real catalogue raisonné" (Abbey). Abbey Life 200; Lowndes II, p.1398

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        The Deputy Commissary's Guide Within the Province of Maryland

      1774. Vallette, Elie. [Sparrow, Thomas (1746?-1780?), Engraver]. The Deputy Commissary's Guide Within the Province of Maryland, Together with Plain and Sufficient Directions for Testators to Form, and Executors to Form Their Wills and Testaments, For Administrators to Compleat Their Administrations, And for Every Person Any Way Concerned in Deceased Person's Estates, To Proceed Therein with Safety to Themselves and Others. Annapolis: Printed by Ann Catherine Green and Son, 1774. iv, 248, [12] pp. Copperplate title page and table of descents. Octavo (7-3/4" x 5"). Contemporary sheep, re-backed retaining original spine with raised bands and lettering piece, hinges mended. Some edgewear, scuffs and contemporary hand-lettered titles to boards, early owner bookplate to front pastedown, top edge of text block trimmed affecting top edge of frame surrounding engraved title page. Light toning to text, early annotations to endleaves, early owner signatures to heads of title page and dedication leaf. * Only edition. The first original American legal work, and the earliest book published in America on the law of wills. Dedicated to Maryland Governor Robert Eden, it was printed by Ann Catherine Green, wife of Jonas Green, whom she succeeded as public printer of Maryland from 1767 to 1775. The engraved title page, the only one issued from a colonial Maryland press, and the plate were the work of Thomas Sparrow, the only engraver south of the Mason-Dixon line prior to 1775. Vallette was registrar of the Prerogative Office of Maryland Province. Wroth, Maryland Imprints 338. Wroth, The Colonial Printer in America 290. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 4632.

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

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

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        Trofei de Daci de Sarmati ed altri Popoli Alleati Scolpiti nella Fascia e nel Piedestallo della Colonna Trajana.. [Trophies of the Dacians, the Sarmatians and other allied peoples, carved on the surface and pedestal of Trajan's Column..., Ely 702] [Pl. XIV]

      Rome: Gio. Batti. Piranesi, [1774-1779]. Engraving. Very good condition apart from some light foxing in the margins. 23 x 32 5/8 inches. 31 1/8 x 42 1/8 inches. This remarkable etching of the pedestal of Trajan's Column is from Piranesi's 'Trofeo o sia Magnifica Colonna Coclide'. The marble slab in the lower right hand side reads, "Victory's inscribing a shield between two trophies". Originally situated in the center of Trajan's Forum, a sizeable complex of buildings designed by the architect Apollodoro, the column was erected in AD1036-133 to commemorate emperor Trajan's triumph against the Dacians in two military campaigns he led in AD101-102. Measuring 100 feet tall, it is covered by spiral bas-relief sculptures depicting the two victories. After his death in 117AD, Trajan's ashes were laid to rest inside the column's pedestal. Published toward the end of Piranesi's career, 'Trofeo o sia Magnifica' is comprised of three series of plates created between 1774 and 1779 that depict the colossal relief columns of Rome: the Trajan column, the Antonine column (of Marcus Aurelius), and the column of Antoninus and Faustina. With the assistance of Francesco Piranesi, Giovanni Battista's son, and Vincenzo Dolcibene, the three groups of plates were published as a single volume. 'Trofeo o sia Magnifica Colonna Coclide', the part devoted to Trajan's Column, was the first of the three series to be completed (circa 1774) and was dedicated to Pope Clement XIV. Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Venetian architect, draftsman, scholar, archaeologist, and designer, was tremendously influential in the development of neo-classicism. Patronized by both foreign tourists and Italians including Pope Clement XIII, he was internationally renowned for his etchings of the scenery and ruins of classical Rome. Piranesi, the son of a stonemason, was born in 1720 in the village of Mogliano, near Venice. Pursuing an early ambition to become an architect, he was apprenticed to his uncle Matteo Lucchesi, a prominent architect and hydraulic engineer, and then to the Palladian architect Giovanni Scalfurotto. He later studied etching and perspective composition in the workshop of Carlo Zucchi. In 1740, he traveled to Rome where he studied set design with Domenico and Giuseppe Valeriani and engraving with Giuseppe Vasi. Wilton-Ely, Giovanni Battista Piranesi: The Complete Etchings , 702.

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        [Another face of the pedestal of Trajan's Column, Ely 700] [Pl. XII]

      Rome: Gio. Batti. Piranesi, [1774-1779]. Engraving. Very good condition. 23 3/8 x 33 inches. 26 3/4 x 37 1/8 inches. This remarkable etching of the pedestal of Trajan's Column is from Piranesi's 'Trofeo o sia Magnifica Colonna Coclide'. Originally situated in the center of Trajan's Forum, a sizeable complex of buildings designed by the architect Apollodoro, the column was erected in AD1036-133 to commemorate emperor Trajan's triumph against the Dacians in two military campaigns he led in AD101-102. Measuring 100 feet tall, it is covered by spiral bas-relief sculptures depicting the two victories. After his death in 117AD, Trajan's ashes were laid to rest inside the column's pedestal. Published toward the end of Piranesi's career, 'Trofeo o sia Magnifica' is comprised of three series of plates created between 1774 and 1779 that depict the colossal relief columns of Rome: the Trajan column, the Antonine column (of Marcus Aurelius), and the column of Antoninus and Faustina. With the assistance of Francesco Piranesi, Giovanni Battista's son, and Vincenzo Dolcibene, the three groups of plates were published as a single volume. 'Trofeo o sia Magnifica Colonna Coclide', the part devoted to Trajan's Column, was the first of the three series to be completed (circa 1774) and was dedicated to Pope Clement XIV. Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Venetian architect, draftsman, scholar, archaeologist, and designer, was tremendously influential in the development of neo-classicism. Patronized by both foreign tourists and Italians including Pope Clement XIII, he was internationally renowned for his etchings of the scenery and ruins of classical Rome. Piranesi, the son of a stonemason, was born in 1720 in the village of Mogliano, near Venice. Pursuing an early ambition to become an architect, he was apprenticed to his uncle Matteo Lucchesi, a prominent architect and hydraulic engineer, and then to the Palladian architect Giovanni Scalfurotto. He later studied etching and perspective composition in the workshop of Carlo Zucchi. In 1740, he traveled to Rome where he studied set design with Domenico and Giuseppe Valeriani and engraving with Giuseppe Vasi. Wilton-Ely, Giovanni Battista Piranesi: The Complete Etchings, 700.

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        Experiments and Observations on Different Kinds of Air

      London: J. Johnson. 1774. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good+. 1774, First Edition of the First Volume of Priestley's groundbreaking work on oxygen. 324 pp. Fold-out frontis + one other fold-out plate. Hardcover, 8vo., full calf, 5 raised bands and leather title label on spine, green place ribbon. Very Good+ copy: Small loss and consequent repair to leather on rear board near spine; hinges dry but secure; chipping to leather spinehead; nice, readable gilt title label. Clean, unmarked text. Plates show light offsetting. Owner's bookplate at front pastedown. Ownership signature Nobel Prize winner George Wald on fly leaf. Wald (1906-1997), Nobel Laureate in Physiology and Medicine (1967) for his work on the significance of vitamin A in retinal function. A vocal opponent of the Vietnam War: his March 4, 1969 speech at MIT against the war and against the stockpiling of nuclear weapons propelled him to the front lines of anti-war advocacy. He was a member of the American Philosophical Society, the National Academy of Sciences, and the recipient of dozens of awards, medals, and honorary degrees. Digital images available upon request.

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      [London]: Thomas Jefferys, Nov. 29, 1774.. Copper-engraved map, with contemporary outline hand-color, folding, as issued, in 24 sections backed onto linen. Overall size: 39 1/2 x 41 1/2 inches. In fine condition, with some spotting and toning. Contained within a modern dark red cloth two-fold chemise, all within a dark red morocco- backed cloth slipcase. The largest and most detailed map of New England that had yet been published, and one of the great maps of the east coast of America, by one of the greatest figures in 18th-century cartography: "Mead's contributions to cartography stand out...At a time when the quality and the ethics of map production were at a low ebb in England, he vigorously urged and practiced the highest standards" (Cumming, p.47). This is the grandest, most accurate and detailed map of New England produced during the British colonial period. It depicts the entire region from Long Island Sound up north to the line of 44°30' of latitude. While it shows that the coastal areas and the lower Connecticut Valley were well settled, areas of the interior, especially in New Hampshire and the future Vermont were just developing, with the early boundaries of townships having recently been established by surveyors. Importantly, this map contains two highly- detailed cartographic insets, one of the city of Boston (upper left), and another of Boston Harbor on the lower right sheet. The map is also adorned with a very handsome pictorial title cartouche, depicting the arrival of the Pilgrims at Plymouth Rock in 1620. The present map is the third edition and fifth overall state of this work, after the first of 1755 and the second ca. 1763 and ca. 1768, with little alteration from the previous issue beyond the altered imprint. This 1774 edition was the last separate issue of the map before its publication in Thomas Jefferys' monumental THE AMERICAN ATLAS of 1775. The publisher Thomas Jefferys was the leading British mapmaker of the mid- 18th century. He became geographer to the Prince of Wales in 1746 and then to King George III in 1760. This map's maker, John Green, was an intriguing and larger-than-life figure, who has been called "the genius behind Jefferys." In addition to his extensive cartographic abilities, Green's personal history also stands out from amongst the biographies of other 18th-century British map makers. Green was born Braddock Mead in Ireland around 1688, married in Dublin in 1715 and moved to London in 1717. He was imprisoned in 1728 for trying to defraud an Irish heiress, and assumed his alias after his release from prison. He worked with Ephraim Chambers on his UNIVERSAL DICTIONARY before joining the employ of Cave, Astley, and Jefferys. William Cumming remarked that he "had a number of marked characteristics as a cartographer...One was his ability to collect, to analyze the value of, and to use a wide variety of sources; these he acknowledged scrupulously on the maps he designed and even more fully in accompanying remarks. Another outstanding characteristic was his intelligent compilation and careful evaluation of reports on latitudes and longitudes used in the construction of his maps, which he also entered in tables on the face of the maps...Mead's contributions to cartography stand out...At a time when the quality and the ethics of map production were at a low ebb in England, he vigorously urged and practiced the highest standards; in the making of maps and navigational charts he was in advance of his time. For this he deserves due credit" (Cumming, p.45). DEGREES OF LATITUDE 35 (first edition). McCORKLE, NEW ENGLAND IN EARLY PRINTED MAPS 755.19 (1st ed./state). SELLERS & VAN EE, MAPS & CHARTS OF NORTH AMERICA & WEST INDIES 799. Stevens & Tree, "Comparative Cartography" 33(e), in Tooley, THE MAPPING OF AMERICA. Crone, "John Green. Notes on a neglected Eighteenth Century Geographer and Cartographer" in IMAGO MUNDI VI (1950), p.89- 91 (ref). Crone, "Further Notes on Braddock Mead, alias John Green" in IMAGO MUNDI VIII (1951), p.69. CUMMING, BRITISH MAPS OF COLONIAL AMERICA, pp.45-47.

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        To the Honourable House of Representatives of the Freemen of Pennsylvania this Map of the City and Liberties of Philadelphia With the Catalogue of Purchasers is Humbly Dedicated

      Philadelphia: [Thomas Mann], 1774. Six-sheet engraved map joined as three, engraved onto three copperplates by James Smither (33 x 23 inches each, approximately 33 x 60 inches overall). Inset plan of Philadelphia after Thomas Holme, engraved views of the Alms House, Pennsylvania Hospital, and the State House. Housed in a modern blue cloth case, with blue morocco label to spine. Each sheet tissue-backed repairing tears and losses principally in the margins, some loss to text at the upper right corner of the easternmost sheet. [With:] John REED. An Explanation of the Map of the City and Liberties of Philadelphia. Philadelphia: Printed for the Author, and Sold by Mr. Nicholas Brooks, 1774. Quarto signed in 2s (9 3/8 x 7 1/8 inches). Outer corners of first and last few leaves rounded without affecting the text. Contemporary grey paper wrappers (lacking the lower wrapper, backstrip and upper cover torn with some loss), modern dark blue cloth chemise, all within a dark blue morocco-backed cloth slipcase, lettered in gilt on the 'spine'. Provenance: Jay T. Snider (book-label). The Snider copy of the rarest and most impressive map of Philadelphia, complete with a copy of its explanatory text. The map is in its second state, with the printers name removed from the plate: in either state, it is very rare. No copies are listed as having sold at auction in the past 100 years. "Almost a century later than those by Holme, [Reed's map] pictures the Philadelphia of the Declaration of Independence and of the Revolution. More widely used than any other early map, it shows the degree to which the Founder's plans had prevailed, or been modified in the Philadelphia known to Washington, Franklin and Jefferson, and as it appeared during the decade when it was not only the capital of the nation, but second only to London among English-speaking communities" (Lingelbach, "William Penn and City Planning" in Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography vol. 68, no. 4). "John Reed was a promising younger merchant in Philadelphia before the Revolution. He was also convinced that he and his family had been unjustly deprived by William Penn of lands rightfully theirs lying outside the city. That conviction carried him to the publication of a small book and a new and different kind of Philadelphia map" (Snyder). The lands in question were the so called Liberty Lands, free tracts of land given to first settlers by William Penn. Reeds map records the holdings and plots the locations of each of William Penns first purchasers, including that region north of the city. "The layout of the lots within the liberty lands was first mapped in 1774 by John Reed. Reed's map essentially serves as a warrantee tract map of the liberties and the book recites in detail the courses and distances of all the surveys within the liberties and the Original Purchaser's name under which each liberty lot was claimed" (Munger, Pennsylvania Land Records). Evans 13564; Howes R128; Sabin 68554; Snyder City of Independence 41a; Wheat & Brun 458.

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        A New Voyage round the World

      New York,: James Rivington,, 1774.. Two volumes, small octavo, with two folding engravings and a folding map; slight browning and staining as normal for American books of the period; an excellent copy in contemporary sprinkled calf, neat rebacking. The highly important first American publication of Cook's first voyage, the first American work to publish details of the Australian east coast, with a map which is the first serious American depiction of a complete Australian continent.The book is very rare on the market, remarkably few copies having appeared for sale in modern times, most of them imperfect or in less than satisfactory condition. American books of this period tend to survive in small numbers, invariably in poor state. In this context the copy offered here is unusually good. This is an example of the first issue, with seventeen pages of subscribers' names (a second issue had eighteen pages, while a third issue appeared without any list of subscribers).The frontispiece to the first volume (perhaps the second too - it is unsigned) was engraved by the American folk hero Paul Revere not long before the famous Midnight Ride, the event that ensured his leap to fame. Revere (1734-1818) was a gold- and silver-smith who sometimes supplemented his income with other work. During the economic depression that preceded the Revolution he began to work as a dentist and also as an engraver, producing a number of book illustrations along with more ephemeral material, such as business cards and bills of fare.Very few accounts of Cook's three voyages were published in America before the end of the eighteenth century: this was the first, and only six others were to follow. One of the reasons for this may have been the general availability of imported English publications, but as Holmes points out, 'from a broadside dated 26 March 1774, there was a good economic incentive for a local publication in this case: 'Whosoever would purchase the English Edition of the late Voyage round the World... must give Three Guineas for it; which excessive price has engaged James Rivington's Proposing to the public, a complete edition of that work... for one dollar and a half...'.Beddie, 656; Holmes, 9; not in the catalogue of the Hill collection.

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        The New-England almanack, or Lady's and gentleman's diary, for the year of our Lord Christ 1775: ... calculated for the meridian of Providence, in New-England, lat. 41° 51' n. and 71° 16' w. from the Royal Observatory at Greenwich; but may serve all the adjacent provinces

      Providence: Printed and sold, wholesale and retail, by John Carter, [1774]. Small 8vo (17 cm; ). [12] ff. In addition to the expected tables and predictions, present here on pp. [18–21] is an essay entitled, "A Brief View of the present Controversy between Great-Britain and America, with some Observations thereon." The second paragraph begins: "Never perhaps was there a period more important to America than the present. Great-Britain is now carrying into execution a claim, assumed but a little while since, and which, if acceded to, will involve us in the most abject slavery." Taxation and representation are the inflaming issues, of course, with the "dispute" thereon going far beyond the question of "whether => the tea destroyed at Boston shall be paid for." The last page here, while hoping for peace and amity based on a British change of mind and attitude, makes it very clear what a serious militia (such, for example, as Rhode-Island has) can do against great armies! Evans 13764; Alden, Rhode Island, 530; Drake, Almanacs, 12842; ESTC W22707. Not in Adams, American Independence, but that conceivably was deliberate. Uncut; stitched as issued. Browned, tattered, handsoiling, bug-spotting and an inkblot at lower edge; small piece torn from title-leaf and same leaf with pin-prick holes not affecting readability. => Looks like a survivor of the American Revolution, which it is.

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        Recueil Des Lettres de Madame la Marquise de Sevigne, a Madame la Comtesse de Grignan, sa Fille

      Paris - Par la Compagnie des Libraires, 1774 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The famousletters of Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de Sevigne, to her daughter. Eight volumes, complete. In French. Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de Sevigne (5 February 1626 17 April 1696) was a French aristocrat, remembered for her letter-writing. Most of her letters, celebrated for their wit and vividness, were addressed to her daughter. She is revered in France as one of the great icons of French literature. She corresponded with her daughter for nearly thirty years. A clandestine edition, containing twenty-eight letters or portions of letters, was published in 1725, followed by two others the next year. Pauline de Simiane, Mme de Sevigne's granddaughter, decided to officially publish her grandmother's correspondence. Working with the editor Denis-Marius Perrin of Aix-en-Provence, she published 614 letters in 1734-1737, then 772 letters in 1754. The letters were selected according to Mme de Simiane's instructions: she rejected those that dealt too closely with family matters, or those that seemed poorly written. Condition: In calf bindings. Externally, cracking to two joints. Previous owner's bookplate to three front boards of Sir Baldwin Leighton. Internally, firmly bound. Generally bright with veryslight age-toning and spottingto front and rear blanks and the odd spot and mark throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        Clarissa : Or, the history of a young lady: comprehending the most important concerns of private life. And particularly shewing, The Distresses that may attend the Misconduct Both of Parents and Children... - [Complete in 8 volumes]

      London : printed for J. and F. Rivington, W. Johnston, S. Crowder, T. Lowndes, W. Griffin [and 8 others in London], 1774. 7th Edition. Physical desc.: 8v.,plates : ; 12°. Referenced by: English Short Title Catalog, ESTCT58991. Includes head and tail pieces. Good to very good copies all finely bound in full, contemporary aniline calf; minor, generalized edge-wear with some hinges starting. Raised bands with the titles blocked direct in gilt.

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        An Account of the New Northern Archipelago

      London,: printed for C. Heydinger,, 1774.. Octavo, with a folding frontispiece map coloured in outline, engraved vignette on the title; a very nice copy, bound with the half-title and advertisement and subscription leaves, in an extremely attractive recent period-style binding of diced Russia leather, gilt. An important and surprisingly scarce north Pacific item. This is the first English edition of this highly important account of Russian activities in the north Pacific, translated from the German publication published earlier in the same year. There is a long extra section in this English edition, Le Roy's "Narrative of the adventures of four Russian sailors, who were cast away on the desert island of East-Spitzbergen". The book was edited by Matthew Maty (1718-1776), the secretary of the Royal Society. He contributes a preface speculating on pre-Columbian emigration to America; and his name appears on the short and very distinguished list of subscribers, alongside such luminaries as Joseph Banks, Alexander Dalrymple, John Fothergill, Daines Barrington, Benjamin Franklin, John Pringle, Nevil Maskelyne, Constantine Phipps, Daniel Solander, and Marmaduke Tunstall.Staehlin 'was Secretary to the Imperial Academy of Sciences in St Petersburg and a member of the Royal Society of London. In the present work he attempted to present the gradual progress of the new Russian discoveries of islands in the North Pacific, including the Aleutian Islands, Kodiak and Unalashka islands, and a number of others. Staehlin states that his compilation is based on the original reports of the Russian traders who, under a convoy from the Admiralty, commanded by Lieutenant Sind ('Syndo'), spent 1764-67 exploring the North Pacific area, discovering new islands and confirming previous discoveries. Extracts from the reports made to the Russian Senate, via the government chanceries in Irkutsk and Kamchatka, are joined to Staehlin's over-all narrative...' (Lada-Mocarski).The map shows the track of three Russian boats which passed through the Bering Strait, coming from the Arctic Ocean, in 1648 (Dezhnev's expedition). It also shows Alaska as an island and has a vignette of the region's inhabitants. It had some significance for Cook's third voyage as, together with the maps in Jefferys' work based on M¸ller (Voyages from Asia to America, 1761), they figured prominently in the planning for the voyage and were used by, and mostly confused, Cook himself during the actual progress of the voyage (see Beaglehole, Life of Cook, pp. 486-489, 593-4, 599, 604-5, 613, 617, 627, 633). Cook noted bitterly that 'If Mr. Staehlin was not greatly imposed upon what could induce him to publish so erroneous a Map? In which many of the islands are jumbled in regular confusion, without the least regard to truth and yet he is pleased to call it a very accurate little Map? A Map that the most illiterate of his illiterate Sea-faring men would have been ashamed to put his name to.' Daines Barrington had remarked two years before Cook sailed that it ' bears so little of the truth... that no credit can be given to it'.As Glyn Williams points out (Arctic Labyrinth: The Quest for the Northwest Passage?), 'A glance at Staehlin's map adds to the puzzle of why its representation of Alaska as an island was ever taken seriously. It marks Sindt's track only as far as the west coast of 'Alaschka', and no voyager, Russian or otherwise, is shown venturing through the strait on the east side of the island that promised a short route into the polar sea...'.Hill, 1624; Huntress, 84-C; Lada-Mocarski, 20; Wickersham, 5825.

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        DAS CHRONICAS DOS REIS DE PORTUGAL, reformadas pelo licenciado Duarte Nunez do Liao

      Lisbon, Manoel Coelho Amado, 1774.. THIRD EDITION, PRIMEIRA PARTE, 1774, 2 volumes, complete set. Although the title states "First part", there was no second part, these 2 volumes are all that was published. Portuguese text, 8vo, approximately 205 x 140 mm, 8¼ x 5¾ inches, a few woodcut head- and tailpieces and decorated initials, pages vii, 326 including index, (1) - errata; (4), 394 including index, (1) - errata, bound in full old mottled calf, gilt "House of Commons Library" stamp and insignia to covers, gilt bands and contrasting gilt lettered morocco labels to spines. Spines slightly worn at head and tail with slight chipping at head of Volume I, hinges slightly rubbed, corners slightly worn, a few small scuffs and rubs to covers, front and rear endpaper missing in Volume I, library label and disposal stamp on front endpapers (and on half-title in Volume I), faint library number on verso title pages, ink signature in margin of page 1 Volume I, very occasional small light mark to margins, contents otherwise bright and clean. Bindings tight and firm. A very good set of a rare work in any edition. Leao (c. 1530-1608), was a Portuguese lawyer, philologist and historian who published several important works on the history and laws of his nation. He eventually rose to the position of judge of the Casa da Supplicacao (court of appeals). His intention with this work was to remodel the medieval chronicles and it was undertaken by order of Philip the Second of Spain and first of Portugal. It contains the Chronicles of Dom Henrique, the founder of the Kingdom, until Dom Fernando, 1090-1383. It first appeared in Lisbon in 1600 and was reprinted in 1677. Although the title states "First part", there was no second part, these 2 volumes are all that was published. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING..

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        [The Lord appears to Issac] Apparvit Isaac Dominus, et ait: ne descendas in Aegyptum, sed quiesce in terra, quam dixero tibi [Pl.V]

      Rome: [circa 1774]. Copper engraving, on two joined sheets, by Ottaviani after drawings by Savorelli and Camporesi, printed in light brown coloured ink with contemporary hand-colouring. Neat marginal restoration. 25 x 22 inches. A stunning plate from "Logge di Rafaele nel Vaticano": with contemporary colouring of the highest quality from the golden age of the hand-coloured print. In the main panel the Lord appears to Isaac and tells him not to go down into Egypt but to stay in Gerara. A very fine image from the second part of a work titled "Loggie di Rafaele nel Vaticano" depicting the decorative work executed by Raphael and his assistants between 1518-1519 in the Vatican. They were drawn by Gaetano Savorelli, a Roman painter and draughtsman best known for his Raphael drawings, and Pietro Camporesi, a Roman architect, who worked for Pope Clemens XIII and Pius VI on rooms for the Vatican Museum. The first to illustrate the famous frescoes, these beautiful plates were probably planned as early as 1760, but were not executed until 1772 to 1776. The plate is remarkable not only as the first important visual record of Raphael's work, but also for the quality of the hand-colouring - the work on this image is, in our opinion, some of the greatest to be produced in Europe during the whole of the eighteenth century: the golden age of the hand-coloured print. They were remarkable not just for their size and magnificent colouring, but also because of the influence they had on contemporary taste. The decision was made to "borrow" elements from Raphael's Vatican tapestries and insert them where the original frescoes were in too poor a state to be legible. The finished plates therefore represented an amalgam of design elements presented with a crisp freshness of colour that held enormous appeal and did much to stimulate the taste for the "grotesque" in the Neo-classical period. A year after the death of his principal patron Julius II, Raphael succeeded Donato Bramante in 1514 as the official Vatican architect. Having previously adorned the "Stanze" or chambers of Julius on the second floor of the papal apartments in the Vatican palace, he was commissioned by Leo X in 1517 to decorate the adjacent Logge. He designed an elaborate cycle of ornamental frescoes for the room's ceiling vaults, doors and auxiliary pillars, which were executed by his assistants Giulio Romano and Giovanni da Udine. Twelve of the quadrilateral ceiling vaults were adorned with murals of familiar Old Testament scenes and one with a scene from the New Testament, while the more decorative frescoes painted on the pilasters by Udine were covered with imaginative compositions of 'grotesque' motifs like foliage, fruit, and chimerical beasts. Cf. Brunet IV, 1110 & 1111; cf. Berlin "Kat". 4068 & 4066; "Raphael Invenit: Stampe da Rafaello" (1985) Ottaviano 22; cf. "Raphael: Reproduktions-graphik aus vier Jahrhunderten" (Coburg 1984) 104 & no. 245.

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      London. March 31 to June 22, 1774.. As detailed below. Five works bound in a single volume. Modern paneled calf, spine gilt. Small hole in titlepage of first law, affecting four letters of text, expertly repaired. Large, wide-margined copies, near fine. The Boston Tea Party of December 16, 1773 unified both the protesting colonists in America and the forces of reaction in Great Britain in their respective positions. News of it arrived in London in January, 1774. From the point of view of the English government of Lord North, which commanded a firm majority in Parliament, the Tea Party represented an outrageous act of defiance which must be quashed. As soon as news arrived in London, legislation was prepared to punish the defiant colonists and bring the colonies, especially Massachusetts, firmly to heel. Their goal was to punish Massachusetts for the Tea Party and extend direct Royal control at the expense of popular liberty. Between March 31 and June 22, 1774, five acts were passed which became known collectively as the Coercive or Intolerable Acts. As news of each reached America, with troops to enforce it, a new spirit of defiance was kindled. The first law passed, on March 31, was the Boston Port Act: ANNO REGNI GEORGII III. DECIMO QUARTO. CAP. XIX. AN ACT TO DISCONTINUE, IN SUCH MANNER, AND FOR SUCH TIME AS ARE THEREIN MENTIONED, THE LANDING AND DISCHARGING, LADING OR SHIPPING, OF GOODS, WARES, AND MERCHANDISE AT THE TOWN, AND WITHIN THE HARBOUR, OF BOSTON, IN THE PROVINCE OF MASSACHUSET'S BAY, IN NORTH AMERICA. London: Charles Eyre & William Strahan, 1774. Folio; caption title, pp. 515-522 (pp. 517 and 520 misnumbered 417 and 420). The Port Act closed the port of Boston to all shipping, strangling its commerce. This was particularly aimed at the merchants, such as John Hancock, who were seen as the ringleaders of the dissent. For a city such as Boston, which lived on maritime trade, it was a crippling blow. The Port was to remain closed until the East India Company was reimbursed for the tea destroyed in the Tea Party. The Administration of Justice Act: ANNO REGNI GEORGII III. DECIMO QUARTO. CAP. XXXIX. AN ACT FOR THE IMPARTIAL ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE IN THE CASES OF PERSONS QUESTIONED FOR ANY ACTS DONE BY THEM IN THE EXECUTION OF THE LAW, FOR THE SUPPRESSION OF RIOTS AND TUMULTS, IN THE PROVINCE OF MASSACHUSET'S BAY, IN NEW ENGLAND. London: Charles Eyre & William Strahan, 1774. Folio; caption title, pp. 991-998. The Administration of Justice Act was passed on May 20, 1774. Its provisions were, if anything, more frightening than the Port Act. The Act allowed those charged with crimes in Massachusetts to be sent to England for trial, away from sympathetic local juries and into a legal mechanism easily manipulated by the British Administration. Implicitly, it threatened leaders of the colonists with facing treason charges under hostile circumstances. The Massachusetts Governtment Act: ANNO REGNI GEORGII III. DECIMO QUARTO. CAP. XLV. AN ACT FOR THE BETTER REGULATING THE GOVERNMENT OF THE PROVINCE OF MASSACHUSET'S BAY, IN NEW ENGLAND. London: Charles Eyre & William Strahan, 1774. Folio; caption title, pp. 1047- 1062. Also passed on May 20, the Massachusetts Government Act altered the Charter of the colony, providing that the King, not the Governor, appoint Council members, and stipulated that town meetings could only occur annually and to discuss local matters. The goal of the Act was to take away any local control of the government of the colony and allow any large meetings to be broken up as riotous assemblies. The Quartering Act: ANNO REGNI GEORGII III. DECIMO QUARTO. CAP. LIV. AN ACT FOR THE BETTER PROVIDING SUITABLE QUARTERS FOR OFFICERS AND SOLDIERS IN HIS MAJESTY'S SERVICE IN NORTH AMERICA. London: Charles Eyre & William Strahan, 1774. Folio; caption title, pp. 1251- 1252. The Quartering Act, passed June 2, 1774, was the final legislation aimed specifically at Massachusetts. It allowed for the lodging and billeting of British soldiers with families and on private property. This shifted some of the cost of maintaining an army in the colony to the colonists, besides the difficulty of having soldiers in homes. Of all the acts, this directly affected the most people. The Quebec Act: ANNO REGNI GEORGII III. DECIMO QUARTO. CAP. LXXXIII. AN ACT FOR MAKING MORE EFFECTUAL PROVISION FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE PROVINCE OF QUEBEC IN NORTH AMERICA. London: Charles Eyre & William Strahan, 1774. Folio; caption title, pp. 1827-1835. The Quebec Act was somewhat different from the first four acts, and was passed last, on June 22. Some of its provisions had little relationship to the more southern colonies, such as the tolerance of the Roman Catholic religion and the restoration of French civil law - these steps were designed to appease the mostly French citizenry and remove reasons for common cause. The provision which did strike at all of the colonies was the transference to Canada of governmental authority of all lands west of Alleghanies and south to the Ohio River. This struck directly at the western land speculations of every colony south to Virginia, and perhaps aroused more widespread anger in the colonies than any of the Acts aimed specifically at Massachusetts. The Intolerable Acts brought strong and immediate reaction throughout the colonies. The most important was the calling of a Continental Congress, first proposed by Rhode Island on May 17, four days after General Gage took over the government of Massachusetts as a Military Governor. The stage was set for the escalation of the crisis.

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        Relation des voyages entrepris par ordre de Sa Majeste Britanique? Pour faire des Decouvertes dans L?Hemisphere Meridional

      Byron & Cook, some of the most famous Pacific and South American 18th century explorations and discoveries. 1774. Paris. Saillant et Nyon & Panckoucke, Hotel de Thou. Four volumes in 4to (250 mm x 202 mm). 1 [blank] + 2 ff. + xviii + 1 ff. (Explication des cartes et des planches) + xxxii + 388; 1 [blank] + 3 ff. + 536 + 1 [blank]; 1 [blank] + 3 ff. + 394 + 1 ff. + 1 [blank]; 1 [blank] + 1 ff. + viii + 367 + 1 [blank] + 52 engraved, mostly folding and double page maps and plates. Contemporary French calf, rather artisanal, raised bands to spine, tooled in gilt, title labels, a little worn, volume 4 with one hinge starting. Edges stained red, generally a very good copy, maps are in excellent condition, very crisp and clean, some pp. browned and with foxing spots as often. First French edition ?first published in English in 1773. One of the most widely reproduced expedition narratives, it includes the voyages undertaken by Byron, Carteret ?mostly the first volume-, Wallis & Cook, aboard the Daulphin, Swallow and the Endeavor. The work was written by Hawkesworth at the request of the Admiralty, according to Borba "It was Lord Sandwich who advised John Hawkesworth, a writer and journalist, to write a book on the discoveries in the Pacific". Possibly the most important portion of the book is dedicated to Cook?s first voyage, made for scientific purposes ?to observe the transit of Venus and determine the distance between the sun and the earth- as well as exploration. During the voyage, he visited several islands on the Pacific, amongst others, New Zealand and Australia; his contributions to the mapping of the region are considerable. The first volume begins with the expedition sailing to Rio de Janeiro, and cover the passing through the Strait of Magellan, represented in detailed folding chart, which is often missing, here present. The work is profusely illustrated with maps and plates, showing coastal profiles, city and settlement?s views (notably the Vue de la Riviere... sur la Cote de la Nouvelle Hollande), skirmishes with the locals (Le Capitaine Wallis est attaque dans Le Dauphin par les Otahitiens), maps (the route followed by the expeditions across the Pacific, several of New Zealand and Australia), fauna and local customs. The voyage was destined mostly to the East Indies, but the true object was to make discoveries in the South Seas. Byron (1723 ? 1786) sailed in 1764 in the Dolphin with junior officers Charles Clerke and John Gore. Both Clerke and Gore later sailed with James Cook, with Clerke taking command of the final voyage after Cook's death. Byron visited Brazil and then continued south through severe storms and ice for Patagonia and through the Strait of Magellan, relating one of the best accounts of the Strait to date ?from this part of the voyage; he earned the name 'Foul-Weather Jack'. Ashore in Patagonia, he reported on the eight-foot tall Indians he found there (the famous meeting is shown in the frontispiece), and finally sighted the Falklands. He claimed them for England, unaware that Bougainville had recently claimed them for France. Ignoring his instructions to sail for New Albion, he headed for Juan Fernandez and the Tuamotus, where he discovered Danger Island and others in the Tokelaus and Gilberts before making for the Philippines, Sumatra, Cape of Good Hope and then home to England. Sabin 30940. Borba de Moraes 395.

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        Histoire de la découverte et la conquete du Perou

      Fundamental Americana and one of the most regarded histories of Peru and the Spanish colonization; a fine copy bound by Padeloup. 1774. Paris. Par la compagnie des libraires. Two volumes in 12mo (168 mm x 97 mm). 1 [blank] + frontispiece + xl + 360 1 [blank]; 1 [blank] + viii + 479 + 1 [blank] + 12 plates & maps, a few folding. A most attractive contemporary calf, supposedly made by Padeloup, both with contemporary writing ?Reliure de Padeloup?, boards with triple gilt fillet, spines flat richly gilt with interlacing fillets, two lettering pieces, inner dentelle gilt, gently rubbed, generally very good. A fine copy, with a few foxing spots here and there, else virtually flawless. Truly beautiful set of Zarate´s cornerstone & early chronic on Peru. The copy seems to have been bound by none the less than Padeloup, and the elegance and beauty of the binding might confirm it. Illustrated with 12 maps & plates, showing ?in cases fictionary- local costumes, tortures, daily life scenes, mining, fauna and flora of the region; the map shows the Pacific coast of South America. The illustrations were prepared for the French edition, and they are of questionable credibility. Zarate (1504 ? 1560) was a public officer of Spain, sent to Peru to examine the financial situation; thanks to his position, he had access to privileged information, some of which would be later added to his work. The narrative begins with the discovery of Peru, focusing on the colonization and establishment of the Spanish Institutions, and ends close to the death of Pizarro. Despite the Spanish secrecy policy, that would have prohibited the publication of the work, Phillip II allowed and ordered the publication of Zarate´s controversial Chronic. The same policy would allow Las Casas critic towards the Spanish colonization. Fundamental Americana y una de las piedras fundacionales de la historiografía del Perú. La crónica, escrita por Agustín de Zarate (1504 ? 1560), quién fuera enviado al Perú con la finalidad de examinar la situación financiera de la región, comienza con el descubrimiento del Perú, estudia atentamente a las instituciones españolas, y concluye con la muerte de Pizarro. A pesar de la política secretista de España, el Príncipe Felipe de España, hijo de Carlos V, gustó del manuscrito presentado y permitió su publicación. Ilustrada con un mapa plegado de la costa Pacífica de América del Sur y 14 grabados con escenas costumbristas, vistas de ciudades y nativos. Sabin, 106266. Palau, 379645.

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        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 all the languages of the undiscovered islands in the South Sea; an enriched with historical and explanatory notes

      London: Printed for John Almon, 1774. Quarto. (10 1/8 x 7 7/8 inches). 15pp. Modern straight-grained morocco and cloth, gilt, spine richly gilt. "The third edition" of this popular lyrical satire at the expense of the eminent British naturalist, Sir Joseph Banks and his supposed dalliance with the Queen of Tahiti during Captain James Cook's first voyage The description of Queen Oberea of Tahiti in Hawkesworth's account of Captain James Cook's first voyage ensured that she became an object of fascination for the British. The apparent fact that Joseph Banks, the young, wealthy, and handsome young botanist aboard the `Endeavour', and Queen Oberea had been lovers only added to this fascination. One of the results of this interest is the present work: written in imitation of Ovid, the poem pokes fun at Banks and his purportedly amorous shore leave on Tahiti. The poem masquerades as an affectionate letter from Queen Oberea of Tahiti, who recollects her encounters with Banks. In the text, which incorporates notes from Hawkesworth's account of Cook's first voyage, Banks is cast as Ulysses and the Queen as Calypso. The true author of the work has been identified as Major John Scott-Waring of the East India Company. The first edition of this poem was published in 1773 and a second letter from the Tahitian Queen appeared in 1774. Beddie 3915; cf. Holmes 11 (the first edition); Kropelien 1166; O'Reilly-Reitman 9791.

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        AN EXAMINATION OF Dr. REID'S Inquiry into the Human Mind on the Principles of Common Sense, Dr. BEATTIE'S Essay on the Nature and Immutability of Truth, AND Dr. OSWALD'S Appeal to Common Sense in Behalf of Religion

      London: Printed for J. Johnson, No. 72, St. Paul's Chruch-Yard, 1774. First edition. Pagination: lxi, [iii], [1]-371, [3]. ________ Rebound in dark-brown quarter sheep; spine with five raised bands and gilt roll-tooling, deep red title label "PRIESTLEY'S / EXAMINAT."; marbled boards with leather tips; endpapers from original book; all page edges red. ________ Priestley's first major work laying out his materialist view of the world and challenging Scottish common-sense philosophy which claimed that common sense trumped reason in religion. He argues against Reid's theory of mind and maintains ideas do not have to resemble referents in the world. For Priestly ideas are not mental pictures but rather causal associations. In positing such, Priestley concludes that "ideas and objects must be of the same substance", a radical view in the 18th century. Furthermore, he strongly suggests that there is no mind-body duality, thereby shocking his counterparts that believed such a duality was necessary for the soul to exist. ________ Occasional marginal notes and a few underlines in an early hand, else a clean and nicely margined copy. ________ The last copy of this FIRST EDITION of Priestley's seminal work was a listing by Chais Johnson in 2000 for 800 British pounds sterling. ________ A VERY NICE COPY OF THE SCARCELY FOUND FIRST EDITION.

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        Gentleman's Monthly and Historical Chronicle

      St. John's Gate for D. Henry 1774 - First edition of this compilation of the Gentleman's Monthly, containing early reports of the brewing discontent in the American colonies. Very good condition, housed in a custom-made slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Relation des voyages entrepris par ordre de sa Majesté Britannique... par le commodore Byron, le capitaine Carteret, le capitaine Wallis & le capitaine Cook? Rédigée d'après les journaux tenus par les différens commandans & les papiers de M. Banks. Traduite de l'anglois. -

      Paris, Chez Saillant, Nyon, et Panckoucke, 1774.4 voll. In-4. Legature coeve in pelle maculata, dorsi con nervi, tasselli rossi e ricchi fregi oro, filetti dorati sui piatti, sguardie e tagli marmorizzati. Con 52 tavv. f.t. inc. in rame, molte ripieg., con carte geografiche, vedute, animali, piante, costumi, incontri con gli indigeni ecc. (4), XVI, 2 + 2, XXXII, 388 pp.; (6), 536 pp.; (6), 394, (2) pp.; (2), VIII, 367, (1) pp.; esemplare molto bello; qualche foglio lievemente ingiallito. Prima edizione della traduzione francese di questa Relazione degli importanti viaggi di scoperta nel Pacifico avvenuti intorno al 1760 (l?edizione originale inglese apparve a Londra l?anno precedente). Di notevole interesse è il primo viaggio di Cook (1768-1771), durante il quale visitò prima Tahiti, scoperta da Wallis nel 1767, e poi esplorò le coste della Nuova Zelanda e dell?Australia. Sabin 30940. First French edition, after the original English edition of the previous year, of this standard work of English voyages to the Pacific in the 1760, namely those of Byron, Wallis (who discovered Tahiti), Carteret (who discovered Pitcairn Island), and Cook's first voyage. With 52 plates, maps, and charts, mostly folding. Occasional light toning of the paper, but generally a very good copy bound in contemp. marbled calf, spines with raised bands, leather labels and richly gilt.

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        Pel solenne Battesimo di S. A. R. Ludovico Principe Primogenito di Parma tenuto al sacro fonte da Sua Maestà Christianissima e dalla Real Principessa delle Asturie. Iscrizioni esotiche a caratteri novellamente incisi e fusi.

      Parma, Impresso nella R. Stamperia [Bodoni], 1774.In-4° (290x194mm), pp. (4), 50, cartoncino coevo in marmorizzatira caillouté policroma. Dorso rinforzato in carta rossa. Testo entro bordura tipografica incisa. Fresco e marginoso esemplare. Unica edizione di questo eccezionale esercizio tipografico bodoniano, dedicato a Ferdinando di Borbone, Infante di Spagna, e alla consorte, Maria Amalia arciduchessa d'Austria, "il primo esempio che appare in Europa di una serie di caratteri esotici fusi a pezzi mobili" (Giani). "L?opuscolo è di pp. 50 con contorno e numerazione nel mezzo: la prefazione del Bodoni occupa tre carte, seguono immediatamente le iscrizioni esotiche. Son venti caratteri orientali che egli dice di aver dedotto dai codici della Biblioteca Palatina, adiuvante naturalmente il suo protettore dotto e generoso, il p. Paolo Maria Paciaudi suo corregionario prefetto della Biblioteca Palatina da lui fondata e in via di rapido incremento. Le iscrizioni sono opera di Gian Bernardo De Rossi, anch?esso piemontese, che sarà per tutta la vita collaboratore prezioso, come il Paciaudi, del Bodoni in quella specie di rinascenza in formato minore che è il Secondo Settecento parmense. Nel pubblicare il lavoro Bodoni non nasconde la sua ambizione di fare della Stamperia Reale di Parma "l?unica di Europa". Ormai con lui nemmeno può più competere la sua cara Propaganda Fide, cui non oblia di sciogliere il suo solito inno di gratitudine. Quanto presenta al lettore "è maggiore dell?invidia". E volgendosi verso il futuro si impega a disegnare anche i caratteri: babilonico, epirotico, slavo, illirico, etiopico, ruteno, malabarico, bracmano". (Biblioteca Nazionale Braidense, Mostra Antologica di G. B. Bodoni, Milano, 1973, p. 27). Autentico campionario tipografico, contiene iscrizioni dedicatorie dettate dal De Rossi in 20 diverse lingue: ebraica, greca, siriaca, caldea, turca, copta, araba, persiana, ecc., per stampare le quali furono appositamente fusi tutti i caratteri. Giani, p. 16. De Lama, I, 23. Brooks, 50: "Interessante per i caratteri esotici".

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

      Impensis Gotth. Teoph. Georgi 1774-82 Dodici volumi di cm. 21, pp. oltre 10.000 complessive. Con 5 antiporta illustrate ed un ritratto. Legatura coeva in piena pelle, dorsi a piccoli nervi con ricchi fregi e titol in oro su tasselli bicolore. Qualche segno d'uso e piccole mancanze alle cuffie, peraltro esemplare in buono stato di conservazione, munito di una legatura decorativa. Prima edizione di questa celebre edizione critica.

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