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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 : engr.music ; 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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        [A SET OF THE FIVE PARLIAMENTARY BILLS KNOWN AS THE "INTOLERABLE ACTS": THE BOSTON PORT ACT, THE MASSACHUSETTS GOVERNMENT ACT, THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE ACT, THE QUARTERING ACT, AND THE QUEBEC ACT]

      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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        Histoire philosophique et politique des établissemens et du Commerce des Européens dans les Deux Indes.

      Chez Gosse 1774 Sette volumi di cm. 19, pp. 3.500 ca. complessive. Sette belle tavole raffiguranti episodi storici di Ch. Eisen e poste all'antiporta di ciascun volume e 7 grandi carte geografiche ripiegate fuori testo, il tutto finemente inciso in rame (carta dell'Europa, Africa orientale ed Asia. Carta delle due Americhe e Africa occidentale. Carta del Golfo del Messico, Antille e Sudamerica. Carta della parte nord dell'America settentrionale e Groenlandia). Solida legatura del tempo in piena pelle con dorsi lisci interamente decorati in oro. Minimi segni d'uso alle legature, peraltro esemplare fresco ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Manca (dall'origine?) il ritratto dell'autore. Importante edizione di questo classico della storiografia illuminista settecentesca, ed opera principale del politico francese Raynal con la quale si attirò l'ira di Luigi XVI. In essa infatti si attaccano violentemente sia l'operare dei colonizzatori che quello della chiesa nelle Indie Occidentali e Orientali, ben evidenziando un'attitudine antischiavista. Questi furono i motivi per cui fu presto messa all'indice. Non trascurabile anche per l'attenta descrizione delle attività economiche del tempo.

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        Journal du Voyage de Michel de Montaigne en Italie, par la Suisse & l'Allemagne en 1580 & 1581

      Chez le Jay 1774 Avec des Notes par M. de Querlon, Nouvelle Edition, revue & corrigée, 1 vol. in-12 reliure de l'époque plein veau marbré, Chez le Jay, A Rome et se trouve à Paris, 1774,1 f. (titre), lxvj-162 pp., 1 f. (titre), 191 pp. Rare exemplaire de cette édition publiée par Le Jay l'année de l'édition originale. La présente édition, complète, se distingue de l'édition in-12 ordinairement citée en ce qu'elle ne contient pas le texte italien mais uniquement la traduction française. Etat satisfaisant (rel. frottée avec plusieurs mq. de cuir notamment en mors, premier f. de titre remonté, accroc en coiffe de queue, qq. mouill. en premier et dernier ff., ex-libris héraldique contrecollé en garde). Tchermerzine, VIII, 443 (autre tirage). Français

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        Horti Elthamensis plantarum rariorum icones et nomina Joh. Jac. Dillenio, M.D. descriptarum Elthami in Cantio, in Horto... Jacobi Sherard... additis denominationibus Linnaeanis.

      Lugduni Batavorum, C. Haak, 1774. 2 volumes (bound in one). Folio (404 x 260mm). Leaves (6); 1, with 325 etched plates. New full mottled calf, spine in 5 compartments, richly gilt ornaments, red label, sides with gilt border. Second edition, a reissue, without the original text, but with an index of Linnaean names.The first edition was published in London in 1732. A very fine and clean copy of 'the most important book to be published in England during the eighteenth century on the plant growing in a private garden' (Henrey) and a major work for the pre-Linnaean taxonomy of South African plants. "Johann Jacob Dillenius (originally Dillen) (1684-1747) (was) a German botanist from Darmstadt, who was brought to England in 1721 by William Sherard to help with the latter's projected revision of Caspar Bauhin's 'Pinax' of 1623 ... About this time, William Sherard's brother James, who had a flourishing medical practice in London, purchased a country estate at Eltham in Kent. William spent a good deal of time on the property and, assisted by Dillenius, built it up into one of the leading gardens in England. When William died in 1728 he endowed a chair of botany at Oxford with the provisio that Dillenius should be the first incumbent. He also left his herbarium, library and manuscript to the University. At the insistance of James Sherard, Dillenius embarked on an account of the more interesting plants growing at Eltham, with the result that he did not take up residence at Oxford until 1734. The resulting 'Hortus Elthamensis', London 1732, appeared in two handsome folio volumes with 324 (sic; 325 is in fact the correct number) plates drawn and engraved with great fidelity by Dillenius himself. Their superb quality may be seen from the two examples reproduced herewith. Many South African plants are illustrated, particularly succulents, including an almost complete coverage of the 'Mesembryanthemums' then known in cultivation. The illustrations are important in typifying many Linnaean names and, unlike Bradley, Dillenius made herbarium specimens, which are preserved in the herbarium of the Botany Department, Oxford' (Gunn & Godd, Botanical exploration of South Africa pp. 63-4). Dillenius's name was memorialised by Linnaeus in the genus 'Dillenia', a genus of Australian and Asian evergreen plants. Some plates at the beginning of the first volume have old handwriting in the lower margin not affecting the illustration. Henrey 643; Great Flower Books p. 55; Nissen BBI, 492; Stafleu & Cowan 1471.

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        UNIQUE DOCUMENT OF JACQUIN'S ELEVATION TO NOBILITY, BY EMPRESS MARIA THERESIA.

      10 pages of fine calligraphic handwriting on vellum (first 3 pages with decorative border), one page showing the superbly executed, in gold and body colours, coat of arms of EDLER VON JACQUIN, signed by Empress Maria Theresia, 4to (355 x 300 mm), dated 30 July 1774. Bound in contemporary velvet boards and a large circular imperial seal contained in a brass box. Nikolaus Joseph Edlen von Jacquin, one of the greatest botanists of all times, was born in Leiden 1727 (Netherlands). He was sent on a collecting trip to The West Indies and South America from 1754 to 1759 by Emperor Franz Stephan, Maria Theresia's husband, to enlarge the Imperial Natural History collections in Vienna. "... im Jahr 1759 zur vollkomene... Zufriedenheit zurückgekehret seye...vieles zur Aussierung unsers Naturalien-Kabinets, dann des Gartens, und des Thiergartens beygetragen habe (page 5 of this document). As a result of this he published his 'Selectarum stirpium Americanarum Historia'. Linnaeus wrote a letter to Jacquin on his safe return from the West Indies on the 1 of August 1759: "We [all natural scientists] receive and honor you as the ambassador of Flora itself, bringing us the treasures from foreign worlds, so far neither heard of nor seen' (Stafleu, 'Linnaeus and the Linnaeans' p. 185). In 1763 Jacquin was appointed professor at the Mining School in Schemnitz, Hungary and in 1768 he was recalled to Vienna to become professor of botany and chemistry, as well as director of the University botanic garden. In 1809 he was appointed rector of the University. Jacquin's era 'was a period in which Austrian taxonomic botany flourished as never before; the second half of the eighteenth century was the golden age for Austrian botany" (Stafleu). Jacquin published an impressive series of illustrated folios, illustrated a.o. by Franz Bauer, Johannes Scharf and Martin Sedelmayer, portraying numerous plants from the West Indies, South America, South Africa and many other places. We just list some of his finest botanical iconographies: 'Flora Austriacae', 'Hortus botanicus Vindobonensis', 'Icones Plantarum Rariorum' and 'Plantarum rariorum horti Caesarei Schoenbrunnensis...'. Many of these facts are commemorated in this document granting nobility to Jacquin. In 1806 Von Jacquin was made a baron.

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        Dell'origine e delle regole della musica colla storia del suo progresso, decadenza, e rinnovazione. Opera dedicata all'Augusta Real Principessa Maria Antonia Valburga di Baviera Elettrice Vedova di Sassonia fra le Pastorelle Arcadi Ermelinda Talea.

      in Roma, Michel' Angelo Barbiellini, 1774. 1774 In-4° (277x205mm), pp. (12), 466, (1) di errata, bella cartonatura originale a decori floreali bicromi intersecati. Titolo manoscritto su tassello cartaceo al dorso. Vignetta al titolo. Un ritratto inciso su rame f.t. da Giovanni Brunetti da disegno di Francisco Arnaudies della dedicataria, la Principessa Maria Antonia Valburga di Baviera. Testatine raffinatamente istoriate incise su rame, capilettera figurati. Firma di possesso settecentesca al contropiatto. 23 tavole di musica incise su rame e ripiegate in fine del volume. Qualche usuale quanto lieve fioritura. Ottimo esemplare. Prima edizione di uno dei maggiori trattati musicali del Settecento italiano. Olschi, Choix, 10926. Eitner, II, 364. Gasparri, I, p. 31. Fétis, III, 166-167. Hirsch, I, 162.

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        Parallele du Plans des plus Belles Salles de Spectacles d?Italie. Et de France. Avec des détails de machines théatrales, au nombre de 54 planches..

      A Paris, Rue des Arcis, dans la Maison occupée par un Commi, (1774). 1774 In ?folio grande (cm. 53,5 x 38,5). 57 tavole incise fuori testo (compresa la pagina di titolo, num. 9). Leg. mezza pelle con titoli oro. Dorso rifatto in epoca recente, piatti con carta a mano dell?epoca. Un alone di umidità al margine superiore di alcune pagine. Buon esemplare. Opera rarissima a trovarsi completa di tutte le tavole, in questo caso 3 in più di quelle annunciate nel titolo. Raffigurano piani e progetti, macchinari di scena, planimetrie di sale teatrali, profili e decorazioni. Antichi e moderni, il teatro di Capua, il Colosseo, Il teatro di Vicenza disegnato da Andrea Palladio, quello di Parma, Il teatro Reale S. Carlo di Napoli, l?Argentina di Roma, Il Teatro Regio di Torino, quelli di Madrid, di Berlino, il teatro dell?Opera e il Covent Garden di Londra, e molti altri. Una delle più belle opere dedicate all?architettura teatrale

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        Monde primitif, analysé et comparé avec le monde moderne; considéré dans son génie allégorique et dans les allégories auxquelles conduisit ce génie; précédé du plan general des diverses parties qui composeront ce monde primitif?.

      Paris, Chez l'auteur, Boudet, Valleyre l'aîné, Veuve Duch, 1774 - 1782. 1774 9 volumi in-4. Leg. piena pelle dell?epoca (eccetto per il vol. 2 legato in mezza pelle dell?epoca). Dorsi a nervetti con fregi e titoli oro. Tagli rossi. Tracce d?uso alle legature, qualche leggero alone al vol. 2.. Buon esemplare, molto fresco. 5 antiporta e vignette di Marillier e Bornet, 2 carte geografiche ripiegate e 45 tavole incise. L?opera è divisa in nove parti: Vol. 1: ?Plan général et raisonné de l'ouvrage... et Génie allégorique et symbolique de L?Antiquité? (1777 - Nouvelle édition); Vol. 2: ?Grammaire Universelle et Comparative? (1774 - Edizione Originale); Vol. 3: ?Origine du langage et de l'écriture? (1781 - Nouvelle édition); Vol. 4: ?Calendrier ou Almanach? (1783 - Nouvelle édition); Vol. 5: ?Dictionnaire Etymologique de la Langue Française? (1778 - Edizione Originale); Vol. 6: ?Origines latines - 1ère partie? (1779 - Edizione Originale); Vol. 7: ?Origines latines - 2de partie? (1780 - Edizione Originale); Vol. 8: ?Dissertations mêlées - tome I? (1781 - Edizione Originale); Vol. 9: ?Dictionnaire étymologique de la langue grecque? (1782 - Edizione Originale). Antoine Court de Gebelin, ex pastore protestante nato a Nimes, nel 1771 fu iniziato alla massoneria nella loggia parigina Les Amis Réunis e in seguito nella loggia Le Neuf Soeurs dove, nel 1778, fu testimone dell?iniziazione di Voltaire e altri notevoli personaggi come l?astronomo Lalande, lo scultore Houdon, il naturalista Lacépède, e l?ambasciatore americano in Francia, Benjamin Franklin. Inoltre, Court de Gébelin fondò la Société Apollonienne, e fu tra i membri fondatori del Filalete, una fraternità esoterica con legami con la massoneria e la setta mistica Élus Coen. Nel suo ?Monde primitif, analysé et comparé avec le monde moderne? (Il mondo primitivo, analizzato e confrontato con il mondo moderno), Court de Gebelin cerca di ricostruire e portare nuova luce sulla civiltà primordiale, e di dimostrare che questa civiltà è stata universale, intellettualmente avanzata, e spiritualmente illuminata in tutto il mondo. Studia principalmente la linguistica, presentando dizionari etimologici e discorsi sulle origini delle lingue parlate e scritte e delle loro origini universali, e la mitologia, discutendo le origini delle allegorie dell?antichità e la storia del calendario dal punto di vista civile, religioso e mitologico. Presenta inoltre alcuni saggi sui Tarocchi, uno suo e un altro attribuito a ?M. Le C. de M. ***? ( Louis-Raphaël-de Lucrèce Fayolle, Comte de Mellet).

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

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

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        Histoire de la Chirurgie, Depuis son Origine Jusqu'a nos Jours. Tome premier

      Paris Imprimerie Royale 1774. Light shelf wear to covers and discolouration to paper. Rebound. Apparently the title page is a "Sympathetic Facsimile" but indistinguishable from the remaining text First Edition Later quarter calf with marbled paper covered boards and red morocco title label xx, 528pp, xxixpp :: Four full page engraved anatomical plates illustrating acupuncture meridians :: 250mm x 200mm (10" x 8") :: This study of medicine contains a section on Chinese and Japanese medicine (Acupuncture), with appears on pp.75-104, also includes 4 reproductions of Wilhem ten Rhyne's plates

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        The Works of Laurence Sterne M.A. In Seven Volumes

      Dublin: Thomas Armitage, 1774.. The complete works in seven uniform volumes. Octvo., full leather (brown). Five raised bands to spines with gilt ruling above and below each. Styalised gilt acorns stamped between bands. Title and vol. nos. on red spine labels. Plain tooled decoration to board edges. Volume 1 lacks engraved title page. A very good set. xxiii, 286 pp. - 277 pp. - 204 pp. - vii, 315 pp. - 331 pp. - iv, 203 pp. - 267 pp.

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        Caelli Aureliani Siccensis Afri Acutorum Morborum Libri III. Chronicorum Libri V. Edidit, Recensuit Praefatus est Albertus v Haller. Tomus Primus & Tomus Secundus

      Lausannae Fracis Grasset & Soc 1774. Worn condition. Spines missing and boards detached. Contents good and tightly bound. Ex-library from the Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland, with minimal markings First Edition Brown hardback full-leather cover 306; 470pp :: 200mm x 130mm (8" x 5")

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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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        Beer Dann, Schutz-Jude in Frankfurt, alt 66 Jahr. (Darüber Titel in Hebräisch). Radierung von J. A. B. Nothnagel.

      86 x 58 mm, mit jeweils ca. 0,5 - 1 cm Rand. Auf dünnem Karton montiert. Hopp, Jüdisches Bürgertum in Frankfurt, 279; Rubens, A History of Jewish Costume 125; Nagler XI, 383, 31: "... fanden seine radierten Blätter großen Beifall, in welchen er teilweise den Rembrandt glücklich nachstrebte, besonders in einzelnen Köpfen und Bruchstücken. Man findet deren in vorzüglichen Sammlungen". - Selten gewordenes Portrait eines namentlich bezeichneten Juden, das in seiner Art zu den Frühesten überhaupt zählen mag. Die sich unter dem Frankfurter Judentum herausgebildete bürgerlich und vermögende Oberschicht hatte das Bilderverbot überwunden und zeigte sich mit den Insignien ihres Erfolges. Beer Dann trägt den traditionellen dreieckigen Hut, einen Vollbart und hält Münzen in der rechten Hand.

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        [Tio tal i vetenskapsakademien 1774-1776.]

      Tio tal bundna i en volym: Tal om mineralogiens hinder och framsteg i senare åren [...] af Gustav von Engeström. Sthlm, Lars Salvii tryckeri, 1774. 26 s. + Tal om skogs, i synnerhet bräders besparing vid byggnader [...] af Pehr Wäsström [...].Sthlm, Lars Salvii tryckeri, 1774. 30 s. + Tal om silfvers årliga förande till China [...] af Jean Abraham Grill [...]. Sthlm, Lars Salvii tryckeri, 1774. 30 s. + Tal, om utsigten för svenska bergshandteringen i framtiden [...] af Gust. Adolph Leyonmarck [...]. Sthlm, Lars Salvii tryckeri, 1775. 38 s. + Tal, om vetenskapernas nytta uti lagfarenheten [...] af friherre Melker Falkenberg [...], Sthlm, Lars Salvii tryckeri, 1775. 24 s. + Tal, om lag-förbättring [...] af Joachim Wilh. Liljestråle. Sthlm, Johan Georg Lange, 1775. 56 s. + Tal, om svenska bergshandteringens förmåner och hinder [...] af [...] Jean Georg Lillienberg. Sthlm, Johan Georg Lange, 1776. 24 s. + Tall om de första lyckliga tidehvarf [...] af [...] Nils Bielke [...]. Sthlm, Johan Georg Lange, 1776. 123 + (1) s. Tal, innehållande några anmärkningar öfver metall- och mineralvaror [...] af Benct Qwist Andersson [...]. Sthlm, Johan Georg Lange, 1776. 31 + (1) s. + K. Lazarettet i Stockholm, beskrifvit uti et tal [...] af Joh. Lor. Odhelius [...]. Sthlm, Johan Georg Lange, 1776. 48 s. Äldre helskinnband. Nött och något skadad upptill i ryggen. Bra ex

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        Primitiva Latinae Linguae Germanice Explicata, Gallice accommodata, et fiugris illustrata. - Lateinisch-Teutsch- und Französisches Wörter-Buch, von der lieben Jugend als ein Elementarbuch zu gebrauchen, mit 1700 Figuren gezieret, und einem teutschen Register versehen.

      8°. 3 n.n. Bl., 71 Bl, 12 n.n. Bl. Register. Mit gestochenem Frontispiz und 71 Kupfern mit je 24 Darstellungen pro Seite. Roter Halbleinwandband um 1920 mit bedrucktem Rückenschild. Bilderwelt im Kinderbuch Nr. 67 (für Ausgabe 1736). - Dritte (letzte) Ausgabe des erstmals 1736 und danach 1761 in gleicher Aufmachung erschienenen Wörterbuchs für Kinder, als Lernhilfe für Schüler gedacht und als Unterrichtsmittel für Lehrer. "Die Bilder, denen vor allem mnemonische Funktion zugesprochen wird, sollen den Schülern den Umgang mit dem Buch angenehm machen, so dass 'unter dem Spielen das Ernsthaft, oder mit dem Lustigen das Nützliche' vermittelt wird. Verzeichnet werden nur 'Stamm-Worte' von denen weitere Ausdrücke von den Schülern selber abgeleitet werden sollen" (Bilderwelt). - Jede Tafel mit 24 kleinen numerierten Darstellungen zu den entsprechenden Wörtern, die auf der gegenüberliegenden Seite beschrieben sind. - 12 Blätter etwas fleckig. - Selten.

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        Prof-öfwersättning af then heliga skrift, på hans kongl.

      maj:ts nådigste befallning, af then till swenska bibeltolkningens öfwerseende i nåder förordnade särskilde commission. Sthlm, J. Pfeiffer, 1774. 4:o. (4),84,1-72,1-54,1-66,1-99,(1 blank),1-92,1-102,1-102,1-101,(1 blank),1-110,1-118 s. + Prof-öfwersättning af then heliga skrift, åttonde stycket, som innehåller propheten Esaia. Sthlm, Kongl ordens-tryckeriet, 1782. 4:o. (2),82,1-181,(1 blank),1-95,(1 blank),1-154,1-84 s. + Prof-öfwersättning af thet Nya testamentet, på hans kongl. maj:ts nådigsta befallning, författad af then till swenska bibel-tolkningens öfwerseende, i nåder förordnade särskilda commission. Sthlm, Kongl. ordens-tryckeriet, 1780. 4:o. (2),55,(1 blank),1-35,(1 blank),1-60,1-44,1-59,(1 blank),1-24,1-22,1-16,1-24,1-22,1-68 s. Två praktfulla marmorerade samtida skinnbd med upphöjda bind, rikt guldornerade ryggar med röda och gröna titeletiketter i marokäng. Helt guldsnitt och smala guldpräglade pärmbårder samt blindpressad kantdekor. Ryggarna aningen blekta och med småskador nedtill. Pärmarna smårepiga och med några smärre fuktfläckar. Bra inlagor med endast enstaka lager- och rostfläckar. Sporadiska pappersföroreningar och råkanter. I Nya testamentets femte pagineringsföljd finns en liten, men intensiv fläck i övre marginalen från s. 43, vilken fortsätter till s. 10 i den sjätte pagineringsföljden.. Darlow and Moule Historical catalogue of the printed editions of holy scripture 8828. Utgavs i femton häften mellan 1774-93 med de 27 textavsnitten fördelade mellan sig utan egentlig ordning. Dessa häften var försedda med deltitelblad som av förklarliga skäl oftast kasserades i samband med inbindning och omgruppering. I detta exemplar är det titelblad som tillhör profeten Jesajas bevarat. Samtliga häften är kända i flera varianter. Bibelkommissionen tillsattes 1773 av Gustav III efter initiativ av biskopen Jacob Serenius. Den kom att bestå av 21 medlemmar, bl.a., förutom Serenius själv, C. F. Mennander, G. A. Liljestråle, N. Rosén von Rosenstein, J. Ihre, P. W. Wargentin och framförallt Carl Aurivillius och senare J. A. Tingstadius. Även C. von Linné ingick i kommissionen där han främst verkade som sakkunnig i ämnena zoologi och botanik. Dokument från denna tid finns bevarade i vilka Linné framlägger en kuriös teori om det ben ur vilket Eva skapades, en teori som dock förbigicks med tystnad i den färdiga översättningen. Efter tjugo år var arbetet klart och "Prof-öfwersättningen" lämnades till landets prästerskap. Kommissionen fick utstå hård kritik för att sakna gehör för andaktsspråket och för att genom långa omskrivningar ha "försökt klargöra dunkla ställen eller mildra sådant, som syntes anstötligt för de upplysta kretsarna." Översättningen antogs inte vid Uppsala möte 1793 och kommissionen fick börja om, med nya medlemmar och tydligare riktlinjer. Arbetet blev som bekant klart först 1917 då 1773 års Bibelkommission slutligen kunde upplösas som en av de längst pågående offentliga utredningarna i svensk historia

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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:

      J. Dodsley 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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        Morborum antiquitates. Collegit ex optimus quibusque auctoribus recensuit, ordinavit et suo quemvis morbum loco collocandum curavit.

      (12 Bl.), 272 S., (8 Bl.). Lederband der Zeit mit Rückenschild und floraler Rülckenvergoldung ornamentale Deckelbordüre, Außen- und Stehkantenvergoldung (Kapitale gering berieben, Hinterdeckel mit kleiner Fehlstelle im Bezug). Erste Ausgabe. - Blake 188; Waller 13491; Garrison/Morton 2376: 'Pp. 85-100: "Lists 191 semeiological varieties of syphilis described in the period" (Garrison). - Viel beachtetes Sammelwerk mit wichtigen Nachrichten und zahlreichen Exzerpten aus mehreren bis dahin unbekannten Schriftstellern, die dann in viele spätere Werke übergegangen sind (vgl. Haeser III, 238). - C. G. Gruner (1744-1815) war Prof. der Medizin in Jena und "im letzten Viertel des 18. Jh. die Zierde der medizinischen Fakultät. Sein ungeheures Wissen und seine vorzügliche klassisch-philologische Bildung machten ihn zum bedeutendsten Medizinhistoriker seines Jahrhunderts" (NDB VII, 231). - Schönes, nur gering gebräuntes Exemplar. Titel verso mit Bibl.-Stempel und Abgabevermerk.

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        THE COUNTRY JUSTICE. A Poem. By One of His Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the County of Somerset. Parts I, II and III

      Printed for T. Becket the corner of the Adelphi in the Strand London: Printed for T. Becket, the corner of the Adelphi in the Strand, 1774. Part I: [ii] half-title page, [ii] title page, [v]-vi, [7]-23 pages of text. Part II: lacks half-title. [ii] title, [v]-viii, [9]-27, [i] publisher's advertisement. Part III: [ii] half-title, [ii] title page, [ii] dedication, [7]-17 pages of text, [i] blank, [i] publisher's advertisement, [i] blank. Each part is individually bound in modern (circa 1960) blue stiff paper wrappers. Part I: published 1774. Part II: 1775. Part III: 1777. First editions. Minor to moderate foxing affecting several pages. An early hand has neatly penned the author's name on each title page. Page height measures 10+5/16".. First Edition. Paperback. Very good condition. Quarto (4to).

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        Historiskt archivum, innehållande märkwärdigheter/ uplysningar och anecdoter i swenska historien.

      I-VI. Sthlm, J. Pfeiffer, 1774-76. 8:o. 63 + 96 + 68 + 83 + 71 + 156,(8) s. Lätt nött nära samtida alrotsmarmorerat hfrbd med fint guldornerad rygg och röd titel- respektive grön deltiteletikett, båda i glättad papp. Gula snitt. Pärmhörnen lite stötta. Inlagan ställvis med en del smärre lagerfläckar. Några solkfläckar på s. 47 i den tredje pagineringsföljden och på s. 24-27 i den fjärde. Liten fuktrand i nedre hörnet i den sista delen från s. 60 till slutet. Med stplr för "J:E:N" och Lars Månsson i Tranemåla samt Göteborgs stadsbiblioteks duplettstpl.. Setterwall 167. De sista åtta sidorna består av ett register. Innehåller bl.a. avtryck av en stor mängd historiska handlingar från 1500- och 1600-talen samt M. G. Wallenstråles beskrivningar över Bollebygds pastorat och Viskafors knivfabrik, de senare ursprungligen tryckta i "Göteborgska spionen" 1773. Detta var den sista av Loenboms många urkundspublikationer

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        Oeuvres philosophiques. Nouvelle edition, corrigée & augmentée.

      8°. IV, 365 S.; IV, 267 S. Halblederband der Zeit mit rotem, goldgeprägtem Rückenschild und wenig Rückenvergoldung. 2 Bände in 1. Nachdruckausgabe auf Grund der 1751 erstmals erschienenen Zusammenstellung der Werke, darunter die zwei umstrittenen Texte "Traité de l'ame" und "L'homme machine". De La Mettrie studierte zuerst Theologie bevor er Mediziner wurde. Er war Militärarzt, musste aber auf Grund seiner 1746 erschienenen satirischen Schrift "Politique du médecin de Machiavell" aus Frankreich flüchten. Er fand in Friedrich II. einen toleranten Beschützer. Bedingt durch seine medizinischen Beobachtungen gelangte De La Mettrie zur Erkenntnis, dass physische und chemische Prozesse im Gehirn verantwortlich für Krankheiten sind. Dadurch wurde er zu einem der radikalsten Vertreter des Materialismus. Wesentlich radikaler als die iatrophysikalische Lehre, die er verteidigte, provozierte er seine Umwelt mit der Aussage, dass der Mensch eine Maschine sei und die Seele nur das Resultat von chemischen und, oder physikalischen Prozessen. - Exlibris auf Innendeckel. Einbanddeckel beschabt.

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        Autograph letter signed

      Paris, 1774. Pasumot, Fran?s (1733-1804). Autograph letter signed, in French, to an unidentified correspondent. Paris, January 20, 1774. 4pp. 231 x 177 mm. Minor foxing, one or two tiny marginal tears, but fine otherwise. A long, densely written (ca. 1500 words) letter from French cartographic engineer and antiquarian Fran?s Pasumot, best known today as the co-creator, with Nicolas Desmarest (1725-1815), of the landmark geological "Map of a part of Auvergne, representing the lava flows, where basalt is found in prismatic and round forms . . . ," published as part of Desmarest's M?ire sur l'origine et la nature du basalt en grandes colonnes polygones (M?ires de l'Acad?e royale des sciences 1771 [1774]: 705-775). The Pasumot-Desmarest map "set a new standard for precise graphic representation of the positions of distinct kinds of rock, and played a role in emerging conceptions about geomorphological change and about the distribution of volcanic rocks" (Taylor, p. 129).Pasumot devoted much of his time to the study of archeology and ancient geography, which he became interested in after the discovery of several ancient monuments in the Auxerre region of Burgundy, where he was then teaching. He was the author of numerous works on antiquarian subjects, the most important being Recueil de m?ires g?raphiques sur quelques antiquit?de la Gaule (1765), in which he determined the topography of the ancient towns of Chora, Bandritum and Gergovia as well as the location of several sections of Roman road. The present letter is representative of Pasumot's activities in this area: In it, Pasumot obliges his correspondent with several long extracts, taking up nearly two pages of the letter, from his then-unpublished "Eloge" to fellow antiquarian the Comte de Caylus (1692-1765), whose seven-volume Recueil d'antiquit??ptiennes, ?uscanes, greques et romaines (1752-55) helped lay the groundwork for the development of modern methods of archeology and art history. Pasumot's letter ends with an "Extrait du testament de feu M. le Comte de Caylus: ?aris, le 15 juillet 1765" (Extract from the will of the late M. le Comte de Caylus, Paris, July 15, 1765), and a transcript of the inscription on Caylus's tomb, taken from the July 1769 number of the Journal des Scavants. Pasumot's "Eloge" to the Comte de Caylus, completed in 1766, remained in manuscript until after Pasumot's death, when it was included in the posthumous Dissertations et m?ires sur diff?ns sujets d'antiquit?t d'histoire (1810-13) edited by Grivaud de la Vincelle. Taylor, "New light on geological mapping in Auvernge during the eighteenth century: The Pasumot-Desmarest collaborabion," Revue d'histoire des sciences 47 (1994): 129-136. Nouvelle biographie générale.

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        Tarsis et Zèlie

      chez Mousir fils 1774 A Paris, chez Mousir fils, 1774. 3 volumi in 8vo; pp.IV, XXIII, 563, cc. 2n.nn; 563; 597. 3 antiporte di Cochin, Moreau e Eisen incise da Gaucher, Ponce e Nèe. Deliziose vignette ai frontespizi di Eisen incise da Helman, de Longueil, Masquelier, Massard, Nèe e Ponce. Legatura coeva in bazzana marmorizzata. Dentelles e fregi dorati ai piatti. Dorso a cordoni, tassello con titoli e fregi in oro. Tagli marmorizzati. Esemplare nitido. L?autore, famoso giureconsulto seicentesco e intendente dei Sassoni, pubblicò anonimo questo romanzo pastorale. La bellezza dei disegni e la delicatezza delle incisioni rendono questa edizione più rinomata delle precedenti, l'unica citata da Cohen, 643.

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

      Saillant & Nyon and Pissot 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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        Gli errori di voltaire... edizione seconda italiana dopo la sesta francese. vi si aggiungono sette lettere critiche del sig. abate guachat sopra il libro intitolato lo spirito delle leggi. in venezia, presso guglielmo zerletti, 1774.

      Due volumi di cm. 20,5, pp. xl, 296; xxiv, 296, 72. Bell'antiporta figurata al primo volume incisa in rame da Brustolon e vignetta centrale a ciascun frontespizio. Legatura coeva in cart. alla rustica con dorsi ricoperti da carta dipinta. Un tassello mancante. Esemplare genuino, marginoso e freschissimo, in eccellente stato di conservazione. Stampato su carta forte. Si tratta della più elegante edizione italiana di questa celebre opera polemica.

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        Fru Hedvig Charlotta Nordenflychts utvalda arbeten.

      Stockholm, Lars Kumblin, 1774. (10) + 354 + (2) s. Halvskinnband med guldornerad rygg och fem upphöjda bind, röda snitt. 18 X 11 cm. Gammal namnteckning på titelsidan.. Utgiven av Johan Fischerström

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        Fru Hedvig Charlotta Nordenflychts Utvalda Arbeten.

      Stockholm, tryckt hos Lars Kumblin, 1774. 8:o. (10),272,265-354,(2) s. Senare rött halvskinnband (sent 1800-tal), rygg med fyra upphöjda bind samt sparsam gulddekor. Nötta hörn, lagad främre yttre fals. Äldre namnteckning GH Blomberg på titelblad. Exlibris CM Carlander samt med namnstämpel Anna Dahlström på detsamma. 18,5 x 11 cm.. Samlade och utgivna av Johan Fischerström och Gustaf Fredrik Gyllenborg

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        Veduta degli avanzi superiori delle Terme di Diocleziano.

      View of the remains of the Baths of Diocletian and Maximian. Engraving. Rome 1774. 44 x 70 cm.. Piranesi Giovanni-Battista. Artist, engraver and architect. Born in Morano di Mestre on October 4th, 1720, died in Rome on November 9th, 1778. He was called the Rembrant of architecture. He reproduced the antique vestiges of powerful Rome and was one of the most authoritative archaeologists of his time. Hind 116. Luigi Ficacci 189

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        Miscellaneous and Fugitive Pieces

      London: Printed for T. Davies 1774 London: Printed for T. Davies, 1774. Second edition, first issue, of the first two volumes and the first of the third. 3 vols., 8vo. [iv],375; [iv], 360; viii, 311 pp. Bound in full brown speckled contemporary calf, red leather title-piece. Wear to spine ends. Bookplate of Westport House (County Mayo, Ireland). Fleeman 73.12DM/2b & 73.12DM/3(Vol. 3); Courtney, p. 116-7; Rothschild 1254 . Issued without Johnson's approval while the Doctor was in Scotland

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