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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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        Versi e prose... con altri componimenti di diversi autori e colla vita dell'autrice. il tutto insieme raccolto, e dato alla luce da giusppe pontara. in salo', presso bartolomeo righetti, 1774.

      Cm. 23, pp. xxxii, 316. Antiporta allegorica, frontespizio inciso con grande vignetta centrale, una testata e tre ritratti a piena pagina (di Loredana Grimani Morosini cui è dedicata l'opera, dell'autrice e di un gruppo di dame all'interno di una biblioteca, tra cui l'A. che porge in lettura la sua opera). Il tutto finemente inciso in rame da Antonio Baratti su disegno di Saverio dalla Rosa. Legatura strettamente coeva in cart. alla rustica con nervi passanti e titolo ms. al dorso. Esemplare genuino e marginoso, in eccellente stato di conservazione e stampato su carta forte. Elegante e pregiata edizione che raccoglie l'opera letteraria della poetessa e scienziata nativa di Savallo (Val di Sabbio, 1724 - Salò 1770). Quest'ultima fu letterata molto apprezzata, partecipe di molte accademie ed arcade con il nome di Nisea Corcinese. Cfr. Morazzoni p. 175. Raro, soprattutto nel presente, impeccabile stato di conservazione.

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        Specimen genealogico progonologicum augustam habsburgo lotharingicam prosapiam caesareo regio principi petro leopoldo archiduci. viennae, typis ioannis thomae trattner, 1774.

      Cm. 32, pp. (16) 184. Due medaglioni al frontespizio , al verso stemma reale del casato d'Austria, belle testate in rame nel testo, 13 tavole genealogiche ripiegate f.t. e molte 33 tabelle nel testo con la progonologia Austriaco Borbonica. Solida legatura coeva in piena pelle, dorso a nervi con titoli e fregi in oro. Tagli rossi. Dorso un po' liso, manca l'antiporta con ritratto del Conte Coronini Cronberg e timbri araldici di possesso ripetuti anche alle tavole. Peraltro esemplare ben conservato e stampato su carta forte. Non comune studio genealogico che interessa il Friuli ed i suoi rapporti con l'Impero.

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        Del giuoco dell?ombre.

      In Milano, per Giuseppe Galeazzi, 1774. In 16mo (cm. 14,5); mezza pelle dei primi anni dell?Ottocento; pp. 47, (1). Lensi, n. 55: tratta del gioco delle ombre e ne dà per disteso le regole. Axs

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        Histoire de la Chirurgie, depuis son origine jusqu'à nos jours.

      2 volumes, 4to, pp. xix, (i), 528, xxix, (i), 4 engraved plates; xvi, 794, xxxviii. Wormtrack (2 cm) in inner margin of four leaves of vol. 1, title-page of vol. 2 a little dust-soiled and with small piece eroded from upper corner of first five leaves. Near contemporary quarter sheep, two black labels on spines, marbled paper sides. Short (2 cm) split in upper joint of vol. 2 and foot of spine worn, but a good set.

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        Beskrifning, om swenska allmogens sinnelag, seder wid de årliga högtider, frierier, bröllop, barndop, begrafningar, widskeppelser, lefnadssätt i mat och dryck, klädedrägt, sjukdomar och läkemedel, orternas läge och beskaffenhet m.m.

      Sthlm, L. Wennberg, 1774. 4:o. (4),68 s. & 1 utvikbar grav. plansch. + SIVERS, HENRIC JACOB. Historisk beskrifning om then grufweliga pesten/ diger-döden, eller then stora och swarta döden, hwilken uti thet fjortonde seculo grasserade öfwer hela werlden, och år 1350 härjade här i Swea-rike/ i anledning af sanfärdiga, så wäl tryckta, som skrefna historier och handlingar. Sthlm, L. Salvius, 1751. 4:o. 40 s. Häftad i samtida ngt nött gråpappomslag. Ryggen med några skador. Det första arbetet delvis ngt lager- och småfläckigt och det andra genomgående lagerfläckigt. Titelbladet till det första arbetet med en stearinfläck och s. 27-28 fläckiga. Gamla förbockningar i blyerts i det första arbetet. Raderade ägar- och inköpsanteckningar på omslagets insidor. Med L. F. Rääfs exlibris.. Warmholtz 489 respektive 1209. Cappelin Anteckningar till en småländsk bibliografi s. 31 för Gaslander: "En i sitt slag enastående beskrivning av högt och oskattbart värde." Arbetet, som tillskrivits Petrus och Johannes Gaslander, är utgivet av Linnélärjungen Frans Westerdahl och var tänkt som första delen av en serie liknande skildringar av Sverige. "Beskrifning, om swenska allmogens sinnelag" bygger på uppteckningar från Västbo härad i Småland där Petrus Gaslander (1680-1758) var kyrkoherde och har sannolikt bearbetats av sonen Johannes Gaslander (1718-93). Denna något ostrukturerade samling av folkliga traditioner och vidskepelse var ett pionjärarbete som mötte frän kritik i samtiden. Wieselgren skriver att Växjöbiskopen O. Osander förebrått J. Gaslander bokens utgivande, varpå den senare blev "så förtörnad, att han uppbrände alla exemplar, han kunde öfverkomma. Boken är derför rar." Bokbränningen fanns länge bevarad i folkminnet i Bursaryd och traditionen menade att "Beskrifning, om swenska allmogens sinnelag" var en svartkonstbok som kunde användas till att utöva trolldom. En recensent i "Tidningar utgifne i Upsala" skrev att författaren tycktes ha "sammanrafsat alt det sladder, som någonsin passeradt igenom gamla käringars mun emellan lappska fjällen och Öresund". Arbetet blev kanske just av denna anledning en viktig inspirationskälla för senare folklivsskildrare som L. F. Rääf och G. O. Hyltén-Cavallius. Kapitlet om skrock och trolleri i Rääfs Ydrebeskrivning har exempelvis en liknande uppställning som hos Gaslander. Nils Arvid Bringéus, som behandlat Hyltén-Cavallius som etnolog, skriver apropå Gaslanders skrift att "liksom för L. F. Rääf blev denna av stor betydelse för Hyltén-Cavallius. Utnyttjandet av folktrostoffet i 'Wärend och wirdarne' måste i själva verket ske under ständig jämförelse med detta arbete."

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        BUILDER'S MAGAZINE: OR MONTHLY COMPANION [BUILDER'S DICTIONARY, 2 VOLS

      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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        De monetis italiae medii aevi hactenus non evulgatis quae in suo musaeo servantur una cum earundem iconibus postrema dissertatio. ferrariae, typis joseph rinaldi, 1774.

      Cm. 27, pp. (6) 107 (1). Bell'antiporta figurata con stemmi araldici, frontespizio in rosso e nero e 19 tavole incise in rame fuori testo. Solida legatura coeva in piena pergamena rigida con nervi passanti e titoli manoscritti al dorso. Tagli colorati. Bell'esemplare, fresco, ben conservato e stampato su carta particolarmente forte. Dissertazione che segue (e completa) l'opera stampata nel 1755.

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

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

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        A Map of the most Inhabited part of New England, containing the Provinces of Massachusets Bay and New Hampshire, with the Colonies of Conecticut and Rhode Island. Divided into Counties and Townships: The whole composed from Actual Surveys and its Situation adjusted by Astronomical Observations

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

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        Självporträtt i blå barett.

      Olja på duk. Signerad »JGS» (inristat i den våta färgen). »Själfporträtt af Professor Sandberg» skrivet a tergo. 28?×?24 cm. Förgylld rikt dekorerad originalram med oktagonal infattning. Proveniens: Troligen gåva av konstnären till vännen och akademikamraten Carl Johan Fahlcrantz (1774-1846). Senare genom arv till skådespelaren och teaterdirektören Gustaf Fredrikson (1832-1921), och enligt dennes testamente till stiftelsen Höstsol 1921. Såld genom lotteri på Konstnärshuset, Stockholm, Gustaf Fredriksons tavelsamling, januari?1926 (Stockholm?1926), kat. nr 87. Senare hos Sonja Hylén (1914-2008).Utställd: Konstnärshuset, Stockholm, Gustaf Fredriksons tavelsamling, januari 1926, kat. nr 87.Litteratur: Mauritz Beijerstein, Johan Gustaf Sandberg 1782-1854 (1928), kat. nr 118 (s. 192). En variant av porträttet i tempera på sten finns i Nationalmuseum (Beijerstein (1928), kat. nr 117). Porträttet hör till de målningar som uppräknas av August Hahr i »Gustaf Fredrikssons [sic] tavelsamling på Höstsol», Konsthistoriska strövtåg (1928), s. 147, »ett förträffligt självporträtt». Det omnämns även i förordet till försäljningskatalogen 1926: »Slutligen är Johan Gustaf Sandbergs självporträtt att beakta. Nationalmuseum äger detsamma i freskoteknik» (s. 4). J. G. Sandberg hörde till den konstnärsgeneration som framträdde på 1810-?talet, efter de s.k. järnåren i svenskt kulturliv, Gustav IV Adolfs av sträng censur präglade regeringstid. Sandberg kom att bli sin generations mest framstående och anlitade porträttmålare och har givit oss klassiska bilder av en mängd framstående svenskar från 1800-talets första hälft. Hans oeuvre rymmer över 200 porträtt, däribland av Karl XIV Johan och Oskar I, konstnärskollegerna Fahlcrantz, Lauréus, Fogelberg och Byström, författarna Atterbom, Tegnér, Geijer, Franzén, Wallin och Bremer, tonsättarna Crusell och Haeffner, samt av många andra personligheter från vetenskapens, politikens och scenens värld, däribland Berzelius och Jenny Lind.Gustaf Fredrikson var en av Nordens främsta skådespelare under senare delen av 1800-talet. Han var också en framstående konstsamlare och ägde betydande konstverk av såväl utländska som svenska konstnärer. Många av verken hade tidigare tillhört Carl Johan Fahlcrantz, Fredrikson skriver själv att »det mesta av [konstsamlingen] har jag ärft af en tant, som var gift med den berömde konstnären C.?J.?Fahlcrantz. En och annan duk har jag köpt själf för att komplettera samlingen» (1). I sitt testamente tog Fredrikson initiativet till en stiftelse med namnet Höstsol, ett ålderdomshem för pensionerade skådespelare.. (1) Gustaf Uddgren, Gustaf Fredrikson. En konstnärsmonografi (1912), s. 134

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        POESIE PER LE FELICISSIME NOZZE DEL NOBILE SIGNOR CONTE LODOVICO TIENE CON LA NOBILE SIGNORA CONTESSA ATALANTA PIOVENE

      per Gio. Battista Vendramini Mosca Vicenza: per Gio. Battista Vendramini Mosca, 1774. FIRST EDITION. An Italian Aristocratic Wedding Volume from 1774,Looking Almost Exactly as it Did in 1774 305 x 216 mm (12 x 8 1/2"). lxxvi pp. Original pastepaper boards covered in red and green block-printed patterned paper. In a modern red cloth folding box. Frontispiece engraving of the arms of bride and groom, engraved allegorical vignettes on title page and at end, woodcut head- and tailpieces and foliated initials, all done with considerable charm.Spine and head edge just slightly faded, a couple of very small snags in backstrip, one page with mild thumbing, but A SUPERB COPY, EXCEPTIONALLY CLEAN, FRESH, AND BRIGHT, both the text and original printed paper wrappers in an almost unbelievable state of preservation. This is a remarkably well-preserved Italian "wedding book," a souvenir produced for friends and guests of a noble bride and groom. It contains a collection of romantic poems by 28 different authors, along with engravings of the newlyweds' arms. This kind of book was popular in Italy, particularly in the north during the second half of the 18th and early part of the 19th centuries. Such occasional works were produced by printers in the major cities like Venice, Vicenza, Padua, Trento, and Milan for assorted noble patrons. Copies of these fête books are to be found today in Italian and Swiss libraries, but only two copies of any such volumes are held in North America (one by the New York Public Library and one by the Getty). KVK locates four copies of our work (one of them damaged) in three Italian libraries. The groom here, Count Lodovico Tiene or Thiene, was a scion of one of Vicenza's most important families. His ancestor, also named Lodovico, built the Palazzo Thiene that was memorably remodelled by Vicenza's most famous son, Andrea Palladio. Our volume was obviously a treasured keepsake that was carefully stored away from light and dust, and it looks amazingly like it must have on the day of the happy nuptials.

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        La storia del regno dell'imperatore carlo-quinto. preceduta da una descrizione de' progressi della societa' in europa dalla distruzione dell'impero romano fino al principio del secolo decimosesto... in colonia, s.n., 1774.

      Sei volumi di cm. 16, pp. xxx, 424; 508 (2); 500; 559; 514; 516. Leg. coeva in mezza pergamena e cartonato rigido, dorsi lisci con titoli in oro su tasselli verdi. Una medaglia incisa a ciascun frontespizio, capolettera e testatine decorati. Esemplare genuino e ben conservato. Un timbretto di biblioteca religiosa estinta ai frontespizi. Interessante prima traduzione italiana sulla stampa inglese del 1769. Si tratta certamente di uno degli studi più completi ed accreditati sulla figura dell'imperatore Carlo V. Non comune a reperirsi completo come il presente esemplare.

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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: Printed for J. Dodsley in Pall Mall 1774 London: Printed for J. Dodsley in Pall-Mall, 1774. First edition. 2 vols., 4to (31.5 x 24.5 cm). Published by Mrs. Eugenia Stanhope, from the Originals now in her Possession. Engraved frontispiece portrait in volume I. [4], vii, [1, blank], 568; [4], 606, [1, errata], [1, blank] pp. In later tan paper spine and blue boards. Fine. Only copy we have seen uncut. Gulick 2; Rothschild 596

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        Undervisar det at sy. [Och:] Och sist öfwerlämnas honom, af sin gamla moder.

      Två gravyrer i punktmanér ur serien The tender mother / Den ömma modern. London, E. Martin & John Boydell, 1774. 23,2 × 16,6 cm resp. 23,5 × 16,5 cm. (Bladstorlek 46 × 30,5 & 46 × 31 cm.) Tryckta i rött. Blad med breda marginaler och råkanter. Proveniens: Emil Hultmark, Stockholm. Litteratur: Hans Frölich, Bröderna Elias och Johan Fredrik Martins gravyrer (1939), Elias Martin kat. nr 27, état 2 & 30, état 2. Två nya ramar, förgyllda med bladguld. Breda syrafria passepartouter.. Serien omfattar i sin helhet 6 blad samt titelplansch, och utgavs av Elias Martin den 1 april 1774 under hans första vistelse i England. "Med god blick för vad som tilltalade den köpande publiken, hade han nu dedicerat den till Hennes Maj:t Drottningen [...]. Serien är i komplett skick, t.o.m. i senare états, ytterst sällsynt och även enstaka blad därur förekomma mycket sällan" (Frölich s. 31-32)

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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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        Scienza della natura generale.

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

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        Beskrivelse over Statuen til Hest, som det Asiatiske Compagnie har helliget til KongFriderik V´s Ære; tilligemed de Maskiner som have tient til dette Ære-Mindes Forflyttelse, og forklaringen over de bevæg-Aarsager, som have bestemt Valget af de adskillige Meninger, som man har fulgt i Sammensættelsen.

      Kiøbenhavn, Lars Nielsen Svare, 1774. (8) + 40 s. 3-spaltede med tekst på dansk,fransk og tysk). 8 dobbelsidede kobberstukne plancher af Georg Haas efter Henry d´Ursy Butty. Kobberstukken frontispiece af rytterstatuen (A.Heckel). Indbunden senere halvlæder. Folio. Om rejsningen statuen af Frederik V på Amalienborg Slotsplads udført af Jac.Francois-Joseph Saly. Saly blev kaldt til København for at udføre arbejdet med statuen - en proces der kom til at tage næsten 2 årtier. Utrolig fin stand med helt rene, ubeskårne sider.. "Description de la Statue Equestre, que la Compagnie des Indes Orientales de Dannemarc a consacrée á la Gloire de Frederic V", Copenhague 1774. /"Beschreibung der Statue zu Pferde, welche de Dänisch-Ostindische Handelsgeselschafft dem glorwürdigsten Andencken König Friderichs des Fünften". Bound in later halfleather. Very fine edition with clean, uncut pages. Text in danish, french and german. 8 engraved double-pages (after Henry d´Ursy Butty) and engraved frontispiece of the Statue (A.Heckel)

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

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

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        The Only Known Surviving Credential to the House of Representatives for the First U.S. Congress in 1789

      The crux of the disputes that led to the American Revolution was over representation. The colonies had no elected representatives in Parliament, and the colonists believed that it was a breach of their rights as Englishmen to have laws passed that applied to them without their participation. "No taxation without representation" was the cry, and the right to freely elect representatives the demand. & & The formation of a representative body to act for the colonies was job one when the need arose to organize resistence to British measures. The First Continental Congress met briefly in 1774, and the delegates organized an economic boycott of Britain in protest and petitioned the King for redress of grievances. These actions failed to change British policy. The Second Continental Congress, its successor, was gaveled into session on May 10, 1775, less than a month after the battles at Lexington and Concord started the war. Its members included such luminaries as Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and its long-time president, John Hancock. It determined policy, raised funds, ran the war, declared independence, and guided the new nation to liberty and fulfillment of its own destiny. In 1781, the Articles of Confederation were enacted, and the Continental Congress assumed its third aspect as the Convention Congress. & & In 1787, the issue of elected representation was so fundamental to the Constitutional Convention that the United States Constitution dealt with it in Article One. That Article established the legislative branch of the United States government, which it continued to call Congress, and described the powers of the House of Representatives and the Senate. It also set forth the manner of election and qualifications of members of each house. In addition, it outlined legislative procedure and enumerated the powers vested in the legislative branch. In September 1788, just three months after the U.S. Constitution was ratified, the Continental Congress, as its last major work, ordered the organization of the new government, including the Senate and House of Representatives. Within a few months, the states held elections to choose the 26 senators and 65 representatives. On March 2, 1789, upon adjournment of its final session, the Continental Congress passed into history. & & Now the United States Congress took over the nation's legislative responsibilities. The First United States Congress officially convened on March 4, 1789, though it was not until April 1 that the House of Representatives held a session with its first quorum. Its initial order of business was the election of a Speaker, selecting Frederick Augustus Conrad Muhlenberg, a Representative from Pennsylvania. The next order of business was the election of the Clerk, and that post went to Virginian John Beckley. The Senate achieved its first quorum five days later. The First Congress served until March 3, 1791, during the first two years of George Washington's presidency, initially at Federal Hall in New York City and later at Independence Hall in Philadelphia.& & Considering the centrality of the question of representation, the right to serve as a representative had to be properly documented. Members of the Continental Congress received credentials certifying that they had been duly elected to Congress and had the right to serve, and sometimes they were given written instructions as well. The 1774-80 credentials were most often in the form of resolutions passed by state assemblies and the resolutions are attested, usually by the clerk of the state council/assembly, to be true copies extracted from the journal proceedings or minutes of the assemblies. These copies were presented by the member to the Clerk of Congress, Charles Thomson, who entered their text in journals. Those resolutions that survive now repose in The Continental Congress Papers in the National Archives. & & Starting with the Confederation Congress in 1781 and lasting until the demise of the Continental Congress, some form of the true copy arrangement was retained in certain states (such as Maryland, where credentials to Congress are found signed by officials of its legislature). However, examination of the original documents in the National Archives indicates that other states now proceeded differently. They had original credentials prepared with their state seals and sent these documents to their governor's office for execution. In some places, they might be signed either by the state governor or a clerk in the governor's absence (South Carolina is an example of this). In still other states, they appear to have been signed principally if not solely by the governors themselves (Pennsylvania and Massachusetts had this practice. Some of their credentials in the National Archives were signed by Benjamin Franklin and John Hancock in their capacity as governors). Upon taking their seats, these credentials, however prepared and signed, were presented by members of Congress to Thomson. They are also in the National Archives. Did any of the delegates hold onto their original credentials rather than leave them with Thomson? The National Archives has no knowledge of any other holdings of such documents, and indeed very few delegates seem to have done so, as we can discover just three. Interestingly, the documents handed over to Thomson often take the form of appointments to a state position, but are actually credentials to Congress, as their presentation to Thomson and subsequent retention in the National Archives papers proves. & In March 1789, the members of the First Congress presented their credentials to the Clerks of the House and Senate, respectively. Those for the Senate were retained for record purposes and survive in its archives. However, in the House, Beckley did not feel that the papers themselves had significance and destroyed the House credentials after receipt and entry. The earliest credentials on file for House members date from 1805, a full 16 years after the First Congress convened. & & On November 20, 1788, the Massachusetts legislature approved a bill specifying the manner for electing its allotment of eight Representatives to the U.S. Congress. This legislation was forwarded to Governor John Hancock, and he approved it. The election soon followed and eight men were selected to represent the Commonwealth in the first House of Representatives. Until 1820, what is now the State of Maine belonged to Massachusetts and was called the District of Maine. It was allotted one of the eight representatives. George Thacher won the election in that district and became one of the first Representatives. In January 1789, he received his credential signed by Governor Hancock, who thus continued his past pratice of signing such credentials, carried over from the Confederation Congress years. & & Document Signed, Boston, January 6, 1789, reciting that the district election returns had been examined "respecting the choice of a representative to represent the people thereof in the Congress of the United States," and continuing "I hereby certify the said Hon. George Thacher, Esq. to be a representative of this Commonwealth to represent the people thereof in the Congress of the United States." Thacher would have presented this very document to Beckley in March, when the first Congress under the U.S. Constitution met. However, he apparently asked for the original back to retain as a keepsake, rather than leaving it with Beckley, as it escaped the destructive fate of the others. A noted historian of the First Federal Congress Project states to us that his organization has never, until now, seen or heard of any surviving credential for the House from the First Congress (or indeed the first numbers of Congresses) in any institution or collection, and assumed there were none. Nor did our search of records back to 1968 turn up any. This, then, is apparently the sole surviving credential for the first House of Representatives.& & The Raab Collection would like to express its gratitude to the National Archives' Continental Congress Papers, and the First Federal Congress Project at George Washington University, for their invaluable assistance in research, expert direction to primary resources, and generous willingness to share their experience and information.

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        Experiments and Observations on Electricity,

      London: for F. Newbery,, 1774. made at Philadelphia in America. To which are added, Letters and Papers on Philosophical Subjects. The Whole corrected, methodized, improved, and now collected into one Volume, and illustrated with Copper Plates. The Fifth Edition. Octavo (225 × 170 mm). Mid twentieth-century burgundy half morocco, spine gilt in compartment, marbled sides and endpapers, red speckled edges. In a red cloth slipcase. Frontispiece and 6 plates of which 4 are folding, 6 wood engravings within the text, 6 staves of musical notation within the text. Bound without half-title. Contemporary marginalia to page 373. Binding a little rubbed, spots to pages 290 & 291, and to 500 & 501, pages 430 and 431 tanned from inserted material but contents overall clean and fresh. An excellent copy. Fifth edition, the last to be published during Franklin's lifetime and the most complete. Described as "The most important scientific book of eighteenth-century America" (PMM), it includes descriptions of his most important electrical investigations, including the kite-flying experiment and his novel work with Leyden jars, lightning-rods, lighting strokes, and charged clouds. These researches won Franklin the Royal Society's Copley medal in 1753, and made his reputation as America's first great scientist. The contents of this edition are much expanded, including two more plates than the previous edition and containing letters on scientific and philosophical subjects written between 1747 to 1768.

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        [SAMMELBAND OF FOURTEEN TRACTS RELATING TO AFFAIRS IN THE AMERICAN COLONIES AND THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, PLUS ANOTHER TRACT ON POST-REVOLUTIONARY BRITISH TEA DUTIES]

      [London: Various publishers and dates, 1774-1780].. Second item incomplete, lacking final three pages of text (pp.89-91, see note below). Two volumes. Contemporary three-quarter calf and marbled boards, spines gilt, gilt morocco labels. Label on second volume chipped, with half the label lacking. Minor wear to bindings. Titlepage of first item stained, an occasional fox mark or some soiling, but on the whole very clean. Very good. A remarkable sammelband, bringing together fourteen scarce and important British tracts relating to the grievances of the American colonies and the prosecution of the war with the American revolutionaries. These two volumes were assembled by Francis Ferrand Foljambe (1749- 1814), a British politician and book collector, and they have Foljambe's initials and family crest at the foot of both spines. Foljambe was elected a member of Parliament for Yorkshire in 1784, High Sheriff of Yorkshire in 1787, and was a member of Parliament from Northamptonshire from 1801 to 1810. Included in these two volumes are two scarce essays by Samuel Johnson; a response to Johnson (possibly penned by John Wilkes); a rare tract by the secretary to British admiral Lord Howe; two essays by Joseph Galloway, the leading Loyalist spokesman in the American colonies; and several other works that are little-known and even less well-studied. Several of the titles defend the actions of the British Crown, others are critical of its course, but virtually all (save the Wilkes tract) are united in opposition to American independence. They range from theoretical treatises on the nature of liberty and citizenship, to considerations of the right to tax, to denunciations of the actions and arguments of the Americans. The titles, in the order in which they appear, are: 1) Johnson, Samuel: THE PATRIOT. ADDRESSED TO THE ELECTORS OF GREAT BRITAIN. London: Printed for T. Cadell, 1774. [2],33pp. "The Second Edition," issued just a few weeks after the first. A scarce work by Dr. Johnson, written at the behest of his friends in the North Ministry, and strongly in defense of the Quebec Act. The Quebec Act, one of what became known generally as the "Intolerable Acts," angered an American populace already on its way to outright rebellion against Great Britain. Johnson includes a vociferous recitation of what a patriot is and is not, a part of which reads: "That man therefore is no Patriot, who justifies the ridiculous claims of American usurpation; who endeavours to deprive the nation of its natural and lawful authority over its own colonies; those colonies, which were settled under English protection; were constituted by an English charter; and have been defended by English arms." AMERICAN CONTROVERSY 74-38b. SABIN 36301. COURTNEY, p.117. FLEEMAN 74.10P/2. ROTHSCHILD 1255. 2) Johnson, Samuel: TAXATION NO TYRANNY; AN ANSWER TO THE RESOLUTIONS AND ADDRESSES OF THE AMERICAN CONGRESS. London: Printed for T. Cadell, 1775. [2],88 (of 91)pp. Half title. Lacks pp.89-91. This is the first issue of the first edition (of which 500 copies were printed), with the press figure "I" on page 2. Four editions came out in 1775. Another scarce work by Dr. Johnson relating to the growing crisis in the American colonies, and containing a strong statement against American independence and in favor of colonial fealty to the Parliament. Johnson's work is a defense of the so-called "Coercive Acts" and a reply to the Continental Congress' "Declaration of Rights" of the previous year. Johnson asserts at great length the right of the mother country to tax her colonies, and wishes that the Americans "be subdued with the least injury possible to their persons and their possessions. When they are reduced to obedience, may that obedience be secured by stricter laws and stronger obligations." AMERICAN CONTROVERSY 75-69a. COURTNEY, p.125. FLEEMAN 75.3TT/1. SABIN 36303. HOWES J149, "aa." 3) AN ANSWER TO A PAMPHLET, ENTITLED TAXATION NO TYRANNY. ADDRESSED TO THE AUTHOR, AND TO PERSONS IN POWER. London: Printed for J. Almon, 1775. 63pp. Half title. A reply to Samuel Johnson's pamphlet, TAXATION NO TYRANNY. Takes Dr. Johnson to task on the question of whether Parliament has the right to tax the colonies. Howes states the author was probably John Wilkes. AMERICAN CONTROVERSY 75-5. SABIN 1657. KRESS 7068. HOWES A288. COURTNEY, p.126 (note). 4) [Serle, Ambrose]: AMERICANS AGAINST LIBERTY; OR AN ESSAY ON THE NATURE AND PRINCIPLES OF TRUE FREEDOM, SHEWING THAT THE DESIGNS AND CONDUCT OF THE AMERICANS TEND ONLY TO TYRANNY AND SLAVERY. London: Sold by J. Mathews, 1775. 64pp. Half title. Serle was a member of the Secretary of State's Office for the Colonies and private secretary to Lord Howe, admiral of the British fleet during the Revolution. This pamphlet is Serle's defense of the rightfulness of the British government's ability to tax the American colonies. He engages in a long discussion of the nature of liberty and concludes that "the Rebel-Americans, in the wildest delusion and by the worst of means, are avowing themselves the open enemies to the public and general liberty of the British Empire." AMERICAN CONTROVERSY 75-126a. SABIN 79269. HOWES S297, "aa." 5) [Seabury, Samuel]: FREE THOUGHTS ON THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE CONTINENTAL CONGRESS, HELD AT PHILADELPHIA, SEPT. 5, 1774: WHEREIN THEIR ERRORS ARE EXHIBITED, THEIR REASONINGS CONFUTED, AND THE FATAL TENDENCY OF THEIR NON- IMPORTATION, NON-EXPORTATION, AND NON- CONSUMPTION MEASURES, ARE LAID OPEN TO THE PLAINEST UNDERSTANDINGS.... New- York, Printed: London Reprinted for Richardson and Urquhart, 1775. [4],50pp. Half title. First British edition, following the New York printing of the previous year. Samuel Seabury was first bishop of the Episcopal Church in America. At the outset of the American Revolution "Seabury and his colleagues began their major literary struggle to keep the colonies loyal to the Crown. His most important pamphlets were signed A.W. Farmer" (DAB). Alexander Hamilton, at age seventeen, replied to Seabury's FREE THOUGHTS... with A FULL VINDICATION OF THE MEASURES OF THE CONGRESS.... This sparked a pamphlet war between the two, which produced three more publications by Seabury and another one by Hamilton. Through the present work and other pamphlets, Seabury sought to nullify the measures enacted by the Continental Congress. "Seabury was the pre- eminent exponent of Tory thought in America" - Howes. AMERICAN CONTROVERSY 74-70b. AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE 136d. SABIN 78575. HOWES S253. DAB XVI, pp.528-30. 6) A LETTER TO THE NOBLEMEN, GENTLEMEN, &c. WHO HAVE ADDRESSED HIS MAJESTY ON THE SUBJECT OF THE AMERICAN REBELLION. London: Printed for T. Cadell, 1776. [4],37pp. Half title. Published anonymously just a few months before the American Declaration of Independence, this scarce pamphlet reviews the arguments made by the Americans and systematically refutes them. The author upholds the British government's right to tax its colonies and asserts that the rebellious Americans cannot pick and choose which laws to obey. He goes on to state that the Continental Congress "seem to be at war with reason, common sense, and the experience of mankind, as well as with the government of their country." Scarce. Adams locates only six copies. AMERICAN CONTROVERSY 76- 79. SABIN 40505. HOWES L288. 7) PLAIN FACTS, SUBMITTED TO THE COMMON SENSE OF THE PEOPLE OF ENGLAND. London: Printed and Sold by J. Jarvis, 1785. [2],42pp. Hole in final leaf, affecting one word on the recto. One of the few non-Americana pamphlets in this sammelband, this anonymous tract considers the actions of the Portland Ministry, specifically with regard to the coalition of Lord North and Charles James Fox, the Receipt Tax, and the East India Bill. OCLC locates only three copies, at The New York Public Library, the Huntington Library, and the University of Wisconsin. Scarce. KRESS B929. OCLC 39221825. 8) [Dalrymple, John]: THE RIGHTS OF GREAT BRITAIN ASSERTED AGAINST THE CLAIMS OF AMERICA; BEING AN ANSWER TO THE DECLARATION OF THE GENERAL CONGRESS. [6],96pp., plus folding table. Half title. "The Third Edition, with Additions," including the advertisement leaf following the titlepage, issued the same year as the first edition. An important political tract, replying to the American Congress' "Declaration...setting forth the causes and necessity of their taking up arms," which is printed at the rear of the pamphlet. Authorship of this work is in doubt, Adams crediting James MacPherson, who was retained by Lord North as a political writer, and Howes crediting Sir John Dalrymple. The pamphlet, which was widely disseminated, sets forth the ministerial position on the situation in America. Adams locates six copies of this edition. AMERICAN CONTROVERSY 75-95e. AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE 220e. SABIN 18347. HOWES D37. 9) REFLECTIONS ON THE PRESENT COMBINATION OF THE AMERICAN COLONIES AGAINST THE SUPREME AUTHORITY OF THE BRITISH LEGISLATURE, AND THEIR CLAIM TO INDEPENDENCY. London: Printed for J. Wallis, 1777. [4],100pp. Half title. First and only edition of this rare pamphlet attacking the American rebels. The anonymous author is vociferous in his condemnation of the actions and motivations of the Americans, beginning with the Boston Tea Party and the leadership of John Hancock - who is called "one of the most notorious smugglers in North America," and who was motivated to dump British tea in Boston Harbor not out of principle, but to protect his own investments. The author writes that in forty years of acquaintance with Americans "I scarce remember a single instance among the lower rank of people where they did not speak the language of rebellion," and he is especially critical of leaders in New England. Adams, ESTC, and OCLC list five copies, at the John Carter Brown Library, the Clements Library, the British Museum, the Boston Athenaeum, and the Newberry Library (though the Newberry copy is a photostat of the copy at JCB). AMERICAN CONTROVERSY 77-79a. HOWES R149, "aa." SABIN 68707. OCLC 82494005, 68099703. Beginning of second volume: 10) [Pownall, Thomas]: A MEMORIAL, MOST HUMBLY ADDRESSED TO THE SOVEREIGNS OF EUROPE, ON THE PRESENT STATE OF AFFAIRS, BETWEEN THE OLD AND NEW WORLD. London: Printed for J. Almon, 1780. [2],viii,127pp., plus advertisement leaf for works by J. Almon bound in at beginning. A scarce work by Governor Thomas Pownall, the British colonial administrator, accomplished artist, and prolific writer. By 1780, Pownall, long considered sympathetic to the position of the American colonists, was finishing a long career in Parliament. This work discusses the importance to Europe of the American Revolution and the ideas it espoused. It also considers the political, economic, and trade consequences for the nations of Europe of an independent America. A visionary work, scarce on the market. AMERICAN CONTROVERSY 80-67a. SABIN 64826. HOWES P542, "aa." 11) [Galloway, Joseph]: PLAIN TRUTH: OR, A LETTER TO THE AUTHOR OF DISPASSIONATE THOUGHTS ON THE AMERICAN WAR. IN WHICH THE PRINCIPLES AND ARGUMENTS OF THAT AUTHOR AR REFUTED, AND THE NECESSITY OF CARRYING ON THAT WAR CLEARLY DEMONSTRATED. London: Printed for G. Wilkie and R. Faulder, 1780. vii,[1],76pp., plus advertisement page. Half title. This is the scarce first (and only) edition of Galloway's tract, written in response to Josiah Tucker's DISPASSIONATE THOUGHTS.... Galloway defends Britain's right to tax the colonies, discusses the importance of America to Great Britain, and refutes arguments in favor of independence. He also considers the importance of controlling the Americans in light of their alliance with France and Spain, and considers issues of trade and military readiness as well. Galloway was the most prominent American Loyalist during the Revolution. AMERICAN CONTROVERSY 80-33. SABIN 26440. HOWES G45. 12) LETTERS, TO THE KING, FROM AN OLD PATRIOTIC QUAKER, LATELY DECEASED. London: Printed for R. Baldwin, 1778. xv,[1],207pp. Half title. First and only edition of this scarce title. Issued anonymously, it takes the form of twenty letters to the government on affairs of state. Discussions of the American Revolution and the British prosecution of the war are included in nine of the twenty letters, especially in the fifth, "On the difficulties inseparable from a continuance of the war," and the tenth, "On the dilatory and impolitic manner in which our colonial war has been hitherto conducted." The tone of the letters is against the demands of the Americans, and in favor of bringing a speedy (but successful) end to the war, in order to lessen the strain on the British treasury. AMERICAN CONTROVERSY 78-61. SABIN 40648. 13) [Galloway, Joseph]: HISTORICAL AND POLITICAL REFLECTIONS ON THE RISE AND PROGRESS OF THE AMERICAN REBELLION.... London: Printed for G. Wilkie, 1780. [8],135,[1]pp. With passages on pp. 38 and 39 crossed out in ink, as is often the case (see Howes). Galloway was the most prominent American Loyalist during the Revolution. The present pamphlet sets forth his wish that the colonies remain with Great Britain, and how it might be achieved. As background for his case, Galloway argues that the rebellion lacked any reasonable foundation, citing the "principles and dispositions" of the first settlers of New England as the ideological source for the war. AMERICAN CONTROVERSY 80-32. SABIN 26431. HOWES G39. 14) Deane, Silas: AN ADDRESS TO THE UNITED STATES OF NORTH AMERICA. TO WHICH IS ADDED, A LETTER TO THE HON. ROBERT MORRIS, ESQ. WITH NOTES AND OBSERVATIONS. London: Printed for J. Debrett, 1784. [4],95,[1]pp. First British edition, following the Hartford edition of the same year. Deane has come to be recognized as a martyr to the American cause in the Revolution, although he died in bankruptcy, maligned and exiled. A prosperous Connecticut merchant, he went with Franklin and Arthur Lee as commissioners to France in 1778. After the signing of the French treaty he was recalled by Congress on the basis of accusations by Lee that he had taken gifts from the French and misused funds. Unable to defend himself without the necessary documents, he returned to Europe to obtain them, only to become embroiled in further difficulties when his pessimistic private letters to friends, suggesting that the Americans give up the struggle for independence, became public. His life thereafter was an attempt to justify himself from exile. This pamphlet is one of his leading self- defenses. SABIN 19064. HOWES D172. 15) REMARKS ON THE COMMUTATION ACT. ADDRESSED TO THE PEOPLE OF ENGLAND. London: Printed for T. Becket, 1785. [2],81pp. The Commutation Act of 1784 lowered the duty on tea so as to remove the incentive for smuggling. The Act, supported by Prime Minister Pitt (the Younger), was designed to stimulate trade in China for the British East India Company, and lowered the tax on tea from 119% to 12.5%. The present work criticizes the act as being a windfall for the East India Company, and an oppression to the common people, who would be taxed in other ways to make up for the shortfall. KRESS B944. A fascinating collection of British tracts on the American Revolution and the philosophical issues surrounding the conflict.

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        A NEW VOYAGE, ROUND THE WORLD, IN THE YEARS 1768, 1769, 1770, AND 1771; UNDERTAKEN BY ORDER OF HIS PRESENT MAJESTY, PERFORMED BY CAPTAIN JAMES COOKE, IN THE SHIP ENDEAVOR...IN TWO VOLUMES, WITH CUTTS AND A MAP OF THE WHOLE NAVIGATION

      New York: James Rivington, 1774.. Two volumes. [2],17,4,[2],260pp. plus frontispiece and folding engraved map; [2],250pp. plus folding frontispiece. Contemporary calf, rebacked with original backstrips laid down. Modern leather label, gilt, on spine of first volume; contemporary label and "2" stamped in gilt on spine of second volume. Frontispiece in first volume with clean tears along folds, just touching image (no loss). Contemporary ownership inscription on titlepage of first volume: "Joseph Alston, Junior." Folding map with clean tear along fold, just touching printed image (no loss). Contemporary inscription ("Darby") on front pastedown; another contemporary inscription abraded and partially erased. Frontispiece in second volume with clean two- inch tear at bottom, just touching printed image and text (no loss). Both volumes age-toned, with occasional foxing and soiling. A very good set. In a half morocco box. The first American edition of any of Cook's voyages, issued in New York on the eve of the American Revolution by the Loyalist printer, James Rivington. The work contains one of Paul Revere's more exotic copper plate engravings and the first world map printed in the Americas. Hawkesworth's account of Capt. James Cook's first voyage to the Pacific first appeared in 1773. One of the most important publications in all of the literature of exploration and voyages, it describes Cook's important explorations of Australia, discovery of New Zealand, adventures on Tahiti, and a wealth of other material. The tremendous interest in the voyage is reflected in this American edition, only the second work devoted to Pacific exploration to be published in an American edition. "The frontispiece by Paul Revere and the Romans map make this a distinguished book" - Streeter. The publisher, Rivington, later famous as the New York Loyalist printer of the Revolution, made every effort to make this product of the British colonial press as elegant as possible. The frontispiece of the first volume was engraved by Paul Revere. Brigham records the correspondence between Rivington and the bookseller (and later general) Henry Knox, commissioning Revere to execute the plate entitled "Dramatic Interlude & Dance Given by the Indians of Ulietea...." In his records Revere notes billing Rivington for the plate on May 3, 1774. The plate is thus the conjunction of three famous Revolutionary figures, as well as the first visual image of the South Seas to be printed in America. The untitled map is the first map of the world to be published in the Americas. A Mercator projection designed to show the track of Cook's voyage, it also shows the course charted by Bougainville as well. It was designed and engraved by the famous American mapmaker, Bernard Romans, best known for his work as a naturalist and cartographer in Florida, as well as his sailing directions of the East Coast and an engraved map of Connecticut. A rare American cartographic landmark, found as originally published in the first American edition of any of Cook's voyages, itself a significant issue of the late British colonial press. BEDDIE 656. STREETER SALE 2407. WHEAT & BRUN, AMERICAN MAPS BEFORE 1800, 1. BRIGHAM, PAUL REVERE, pp.76-78. SABIN 30936. HOLMES 9.

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        RELATION DES VOYAGES ENTREPRIS PAR ORDRE DE SA MAJESTE BRITANNIQUE, ACTUELLEMENT REGNANTE; POUR FAIRE DES DECOUVERTES DANS L'HEMISPHERE MERIDIONAL, ET SUCCESSIVEMENT EXECUTES PAR LE COMMODORE BYRON, LE CAPITAINE CARTERET, LE CAPITAINE WALLIS & LE

      Paris. 1774.. Four volumes. iv,xvi,[2],xxxii,388pp. plus sixteen folding maps and plates; [2],536pp. plus sixteen maps and plates (mostly folding); [2],394pp. plus seventeen maps and plates (mostly folding); viii,367pp. plus three maps and plates (two folding). Quarto. Modern half mottled calf and marbled boards, spines gilt, leather labels. Some scattered foxing and tanning. Overall very good. The first French edition, after the original English edition of the previous year. Hawkesworth was commissioned by the Admiralty to edit this collection of voyages, which includes Cook's first voyage, to Tahiti to observe the transit of Venus across the sun, determine the distance between the sun and the earth, and continue Byron's explorations. During this voyage Cook visited Tahiti and made the necessary calculations, named and charted the Society Islands, explored and surveyed New Zealand, and charted the eastern coast of Australia, naming it New South Wales, finally returning to England in 1771. Other narratives are of Byron's voyage to the Gilbert and Tuamoto Islands, Wallace's discovery of Tahiti and Moorea, and Carteret's discovery of Pitcairn Island after his separation from Capt. Wallis in a storm. The handsome plates depict the natives, landscapes and seascapes, and the maps show the routes of the ships and areas charted. An early and important compilation. This French edition is not listed in Hill. Sabin calls for only 361 pages in the fourth volume and states that the French editions "should be accompanied by an Atlas entitled: Cartes et Figures A PARIS, CHEZ SAILLANT ET NYON,... M.DCC.LXXIV. 4to." The NUC makes no mention of an atlas, but the set cited there is imperfect, lacking the third volume. SABIN 30940.

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        Gespräch im Reiche der Todten, zwischen dem Pater Angelo, einem Jesuiten, und dem Ritter von Moncada, einem ehemaligen Tempelherrn; worinn die Geschichte dieser beeden berühmten Orden, und die Aufhebung derselben, nebst andern merkwürdigen Dingen kurz und unpartheyisch erzehlet wird

      Ohne Ort und Drucker, 1774. 21 cm. 5 Teile in 2 Bänden. 64 S.; S. 65-128; 64 S.; S. 65-111, (1) S.; 84, (4) Seiten und 2 Kupfertafeln, Festeinband, Pappband der Zeit - Holzm. / Boh. Anonym II, 7253 - Goed. IV/I, 589, 35, 15 - Wolfstieg 5133 - Als Verfasser wird auch Christoph Heinrich Korn genannt (vgl. Goed. IV/I, 589, 35, 15). In Dialogform gehaltene Darstellung mit vielen Einzelheiten und Quellenangaben zur Verfolgung der Templer und Aufhebung des Jesuitenordens. Teil 1 erwähnt unter anderem die Anfänge der Jesuitenmission in Japan; Teil 2 über Paraguay und das Vorgehen gegen die Indianer; Teil 3 ausführlich über die "Assistentien" der Jesuiten in Italien, Portugal, Spanien, Frankreich und Deutschland sowie in deren Kolonien und Niederlassungen (Goa, Malabar, Japan, China, Brasilien, Mexiko, Philippinen, Quito, Ägypten, Persien, Tartarei, etc.) Eine Tafel zeigt eine Gedenkmünze Clemens' XIV., der 1773 den Jesuitenorden aufhob; die zweite Tafel zeigt die Gesprächspartner, darunter ein Ausspruch des Jesuiten. Einband fleckig, im Rückenbezug oben und unten fehlt je 1 cm; mit Exlibris und auf dem Titel Besitzeintrag des Minoriten Mihaly Knaisz de Miskolcz (Miskolc), datiert 1777; 1 Kupfer beschnitten und auf Vorsatz befestigt; Teil 1 leicht wasserrandig, Wurmspur in Vorsatz und Titel, Stempel auf Titelblatt -

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        A tour through Sicily and Malta : In a series of letters to William Beckford, Esq. of Somerly in Suffolk; from P. Brydone ... - [Complete in 2 volumes]

      London : printed for W. Strahan; and T. Cadell, 1774. 2nd Edition. The second edition, corrected. Physical description; 2v. ; 8°. Notes; With a half-title to each volume. Reference: ESTC T88892. Notes With a half-title to each volume. Subjects; Voyages and travels. Malta - Description and travel. Sicily (Italy) - Description and travel. Very good copies both in the original, full aniline calf. Professionally and period sympathetically re-backed with the original labels laid back; very impressively finished. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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        Essai philosophique concernant l'entendement humain

      A Amsterdam: Aux dépens de la Compagnie, 1774. relié. 4 tomes en 4 Vol. in 12 (9,5x16,5cm). Nouvelle édition ; l'oeuvre en connut de nombreuses après l'originale française parue en 1700 (la première édition anglaise datant de 1690). Pleine Basane blnde marbrée d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge, et de tomaison en maroquin noir. Tranches marbrées. Manque en tête du tome II. Légers frottements. Quelques coins émoussés. Bon exemplaire, de belle tenue. Sans aucun doute l'oeuvre la plus importante de son auteur et oeuvre majeure de l'histoire de la philosophie en ce qu'elle inaugure l'empirisme, rejetant la possibilité de toute idée innée et fondant toute connaissance humaine sur l'expérience, c'est à dire les sensations et l'observation, la réflexion constituant le second fondement essentiel à la création de toute idée. Ex-libris Christian Léon-Dufour - Aux dépens de la Compagnie, A Amsterdam _1774, 4 tomes en 4 Vol. in 12 (9,5x16,5cm), LXXII, 316pp. (2) et (2) 417pp. (2) et (4) 388pp. et (4) 378pp. (2), relié. - relié

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        The Art of Angling and Compleat Fly-Fishing

      John Baskerville, Birmingham, 1774. Second Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Rebound in full brown calf in an antique style. A few surface marks darkening the leather on the cover, otherwise fine. Slight scattered foxing and browning, generally quite clean; with the attractive frontis. Size: duodecimo (12mo). Text is clean and unmarked. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Fishing & Hunting; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 040112. .

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        CARTES ET FIGURES DES VOYAGES ANTREPRIS PAR ORDRE DE SA MAJESTE BRITANNIQUE (VOYAGE OF CAPTAIN COOK 1774) (G)

      Paris: Chez Saillant Et Nyon Et Chez Panckoucke. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1774. Hardcover. Voyages; EXPLORATION; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Engravings; 4to 11" - 13" tall; Contemporary leather backed binding with raised bands. Contents generally VG and clean with occasional folding seps. Consists of 37 maps and plates with no text. Contents are not complete: CARTE DU DETROIT DE MAGELLAN [9 panel foldout map] *Tome 1, pl 2 ++PORT EAMINE, GALLAND, BAYE HAVRE [3panel foldout map] *Tome 1, pl 3 ++CAP PROVIDENCE [3 panel foldout map] *Tome 1, pl 4 ++COTE, DEPUIS LA BAYE D'YORK [2 page map] *Tome 1, pl 5 ++CARTE DE MAIDENLAND ...ET CANAL FALKLAND [2 page map] *Tome 1, pl 7 ++VUE DE COTE DE MASAFUERO [2 page topographic & marine chart] *Tome 1, pl 8 ++L'ISLE PITCAIRN [2 page map with 4 relief drawings] *Tome 1, pl 9 ++ISLES DE LA REINE CHARLOTTE [3 panel foldout] *Tome 1, pl 10 ++BAYE SWALLOW [2 page map] *Tome 1, pl 11 ++NELLE ISLANDE [2 page map] *Tome 1, pl 12 ++CARTE N. LE BRETAGNE [6 panel map] *Tome 1, pl 13 ++ISLES DE L'AMURAUTE [3 panel relief map]] *Tome 1, pl 14 ++EXTREMITIE DE MINDANAO [2 panel foldout map] *Tome 1, pl 15 ++BAYE DE BONTHAIN [2 page map] *Tome 1, pl 16 ++L'ISLE D'OTAHIU (2 page engraved plate] *Tome 2, pl 2 ++ISLE DE CHARLES SAUNDER, etc [2 page map] *Tome 2, pl 3 ++ISLE DE COCOS (2 panel foldout map *Tome 2, pl 4 ++ISLES DE WALLIS [2 panel foldout map] *Tome 2, pl 5 ++CARTE DE LA PARTIE S. E. DE LA TERRE DE FEU...[4 panel foldout map] *Tome 2, pl 6 ++CARTE DE L'ISLE OTAHITI [4 panel fold out map] *Tome 2, pl 8 ++VUE DE LA BAYE DE MATAVAI [1 page engraved plate] *Tome 2, pl 9 ++BRANCHE D'UN ARBRE-A-PAIN AVEC DES FRUITS [1 page engraved plate] *Tome 2, pl 10 ++D'OTAHITI DE PLUSIERS PRIOGUES [1 page engraved plate] *Tome 2, pl 11 ++MILITAIRE DE LA MER DU SUD [1 page engraved plate] *Tome 2, pl 12 ++EMOUCHOIR DE OTAHITIENS AVEC... [1 page engraved plate] *Tome 2, pl 13 ++INSTRUMENTS DES INSULAIRES DE LA MER.... [1 page engraved plate] *Tome 2, pl 14 ++INSTRUMENTS DES INSULAIRES DE LA MER.... [1 page engraved plate] *Tome 2, pl 15 ++MANIERE DONT ON EXPOSE LES MORTS OTAHITI [2 page engraved plate] *Tome 2, pl 16 ++ISLES DE LA SOCIETE [10 panel foldout map] *Tome 2, pl 17 ++OTAHITI, ULIETEA, D'HUAHEIE... [2 page map] *Tome 3, pl 2 ++VUE DE L'ISLE D'HUAHEINE... [2 page engraving] *Tome 3, pl 3 ++CARTE D'ISLES...OTAHITI...[6 panel foldout map] *Tome 3, pl 4 ++VUE DE L'ISLE D'ULIETA AVEC... [2 page engraving] *Tome 3, pl 5 ++VUE D'UN ROCHER TROUE DE LA NOUBELLE ZELANDE [1 page engravinged plate] *Tome 3, pl 8 ++TETE D'UN GUERRIER DE LA NOUVELLE ZELANDE [1 page engraved plate] *Tome 3, pl 12 ++COFFRE SULPTE DES HABITANS DE LA NOUEVLLE ZELANDE (1 page engraved plate] *Tome 3, pl 13 ++...NOUVELLE ZELAND APPELLEES... [1 page engraved plate] *Tome 3, pl 15 ++Graphics of TP and engravings available. 23 maps and 14 engraved illustrations with almost all of the maps being more than one page. .

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        Elemens d'algebre. traduits de l'allemand, avec des notes et des additions. a lyon, chez jean-marie bruyser, 1774.

      Due volumi di cm. 20, pp. xvi, 704; (4) 664 + (4) di privilegio. Legatura coeva in piena pelle bazzana, dorsi a nervi con ricchi fregi e titoli in oro. Tagli rossi e sguardie marmorizzate. Esemplare genuino, con qualche brunitura alle carte con alcune tracce d'uso alle legature: mancanze alle cuffie e qualche spellatura ai piatti. Non comune prima edizione della traduzione francese (l'originale apparve nel 1771). I due volumi portano i seguenti titoli: 1. De L'Analyse Déterminée - 2. De L'Analyse Indéterminée.

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        A Map of the most Inhabited part of New England containing the Provinces of Massachusets [sic.] Bay and New Hampshire, with the Colonies of Conecticut and Rhode Island, Divided into Counties and Townships: The whole composed from Actual Surveys and its Situation adjusted by Astronomical Observations

      London: Thomas Jefferys, November 29th, 1774. Copper-engraved map, with contemporary outline hand colour, 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 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 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 copy of the 1774 edition is unusual (and more desirable) as it was clearly sold as a separately issued map: the 1774 edition is more usually found as part of Thomas Jefferys monumental The American Atlas of 1775. Jefferys (1719-71) was the leading British mapmaker and publisher of the mid-eighteenth century. He became the 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 Ephriam Chambers on his Universal Dictionary before joining the employ of Cave, Astley, and Jefferys. William Cumming remarked that '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; McCorkle, New England in Early Printed Maps 774.4 and cf. 755.19 (first edition/state); Sellers & Van Ee, Maps & Charts of North America & West Indies 1650-1789, 799; Stevens & Tree, "Comparative Cartography" in Tooley, Mapping of America, 33(e); cf. Crone, "John Green. Notes on a neglected Eighteenth Century Geographer and Cartographer," Imago Mundi, VI (1950) p. 89-91; Crone, "Further Notes on Braddock Mead, alias John Green" Imago Mundi, VIII (1951) p. 69; Cumming, British Maps of Colonial America, pp.45-47.

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        Systeme de la nature [Ensemble] Le vrai sens du systême de la nature

      A Londres [Amsterdam]: S.n. [Marc Michel Rey], 1774. relié. 2 tomes en 2 Vol. in 8 (12,5x19,5cm). Rare et intéressante réunion de ces deux ouvrages. Nouvelle édition du système de la nature après la rare originale de 1770, et édition originale de l'ouvrage d'Helvetius à la même date de 1774 que cette nouvelle édition de Mirabaud ; en réalité trois éditions sont parues à la même date, avec une collation différente, sans qu'on ait pu déterminer si il y a une véritable originale. Pleine Basane marbrée d'époque. Dos lisse très orné. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge, et de tomaison en maroquin noir. Tranches rouges. Coiffes de queue arrachées. Une tâche brune sur le plat supérieur du tome I. Restauration à l'aide d'une pièce de cuir au plat supérieur du tome II. Assez bon exemplaire. L'ouvrage d'Helvetius est une exégèse et un examen du Système de la nature, l'auteur semble en avoir condensé la matière sous forme de maximes et d'assertions, le tout reposant sur un fort credo matérialiste. On sait aujourd'hui que l'ouvrage n'est peut-être pas d'Helvetius, bien qu'on y reconnaisse sa philosophie. Quant au Système de la nature de Mirabaud, il fut reçut comme une bombe dans le milieu des lettres, et finalement assez mal accueilli par les philosophes. Ce ne fut pas les thèses ouvertement matérialistes de d'Holbach qui furent condamnés mais la démonstration d'athéisme et d'anticléricalisme. - S.n. [Marc Michel Rey], A Londres [Amsterdam] _1774, 2 tomes en 2 Vol. in 8 (12,5x19,5cm), (14) 397pp. et (4) 500pp. (3) ; 84pp. (3), relié. - relié

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        Sketches of the History of Man.

      In two volumes... First Edition, xii, 519; 507pp quarto, with half titles in both volumes, a very good set in contemporary polished calf, professionally rebacked (by Lloyd) with red leather labels and raised bands, Edinburgh: printed for W. Creech, Edinburgh; and for W. Strahan, and T. Cadell, London, 1774.Chuo 139; Jessop p. 141. First edition of this important contribution to the pre-history of sociology by the chief exponent of the Scottish Enlightenment, who was, together with Adam Smith, the main adherent of the historical method in legal and philosophical writings. In his Sketches Kames describes the progress made by man, in respect of language, food, commerce, the arts, science, government, morality and religion. The introductory essay on The Origin of Men and of Languages is followed by three books on the Progress of Men Dependent on Society, Progress of Men in Society and Progress of Sciences. There is also an interesting section of nearly 100 pages in volume II titled "Progress of the Female Sex", in which Kames traces "the gradual progress of women, from their low state in savage tribes, to their elevated state in civilized nations." Photograph available on request.

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        POESIE PER LE FELICISSIME NOZZE DEL NOBILE SIGNOR CONTE LODOVICO TIENE CON LA NOBILE SIGNORA CONTESSA ATALANTA PIOVENE

      Vicenza: per Gio. Battista Vendramini Mosca, 1774. FIRST EDITION. An Italian Aristocratic Wedding Volume from 1774,Looking Almost Exactly as it Did in 1774 305 x 216 mm (12 x 8 1/2"). lxxvi pp. Original pastepaper boards covered in red and green block-printed patterned paper. In a modern red cloth folding box. Frontispiece engraving of the arms of bride and groom, engraved allegorical vignettes on title page and at end, woodcut head- and tailpieces and foliated initials, all done with considerable charm. Spine and head edge just slightly faded, a couple of very small snags in backstrip, one page with mild thumbing, but A SUPERB COPY, EXCEPTIONALLY CLEAN, FRESH, AND BRIGHT, both the text and original printed paper wrappers in an almost unbelievable state of preservation. This is a remarkably well-preserved Italian "wedding book," a souvenir produced for friends and guests of a noble bride and groom. It contains a collection of romantic poems by 28 different authors, along with engravings of the newlyweds' arms. This kind of book was popular in Italy, particularly in the north during the second half of the 18th and early part of the 19th centuries. Such occasional works were produced by printers in the major cities like Venice, Vicenza, Padua, Trento, and Milan for assorted noble patrons. Copies of these fête books are to be found today in Italian and Swiss libraries, but only two copies of any such volumes are held in North America (one by the New York Public Library and one by the Getty). KVK locates four copies of our work (one of them damaged) in three Italian libraries. The groom here, Count Lodovico Tiene or Thiene, was a scion of one of Vicenza's most important families. His ancestor, also named Lodovico, built the Palazzo Thiene that was memorably remodelled by Vicenza's most famous son, Andrea Palladio. Our volume was obviously a treasured keepsake that was carefully stored away from light and dust, and it looks amazingly like it must have on the day of the happy nuptials.

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        PER LA SOLENNE DEDICAZIONE DELLA STATUA EQUESTRE INNALZATA DAL PUBBLICO DI MODENA ALL'IMMORTALE MEMORIA DELL?ALTEZZA SERENISS. DI FRANCESCO III. GLORIOSAMENTE REGNANTE. Applausi poetici.

      In-4 gr. (mm. 361x243), legatura d?epoca in cartoncino rosa e oro con decorazioni floreali in rilievo, pp. (14),CCIII, incluso il bellissimo frontespizio figur. inc. in rame che porta (entro due elaborate cornici) una veduta di Modena, una coppia di cavalli e quattro putti. Il vol. è illustrato da 1 pregevole tavola, più volte ripieg. (mm. 594x482) - inc. in rame da Antonio Baratti su disegno di Michel Angelo Borghi - che raffigura la statua equestre di Francesco III d?Este scolpita da Giovanni Antonio Cybeo (restaur. per strappo). Il testo e? ornato da magnifiche vignette pure inc. in rame: sono 3 testate di cui una alle armi e una con il ritratto di Francesco III, 3 grandi capilettera e 5 finali. Raccolta di 103 composizioni poetiche di nobili e accademici per lo più di Modena e Correggio (dall?Abate Vicini, al Marchese Coccapani, a Girolamo Tiraboschi, ecc.). Bell?esemplare su carta forte, ad ampi margini, molto raro.

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        MEMORIE DELLA CHIESA MONZESE. Raccolte e con varie dissertazioni illustrate.

      In-8 gr. (mm. 260x198), 4 voll. in cofanetto, lussuosa legat. in p. pergam. mod. con ricca decoraz. oro ai piatti., tit. oro su due tasselli al dorso, pp. XVI,49,(3); 96; 80; (8),138; pregevoli vignette ai frontespizi, 3 testate alle armi, alle dediche (Card. G. Pozzobonelli, Mons. A.M. Durini, March. A.-L. Recalcati e Monsignori della Metropolitana di Milano), 4 grandi capilett. e con 10 belle tavv. f.t., alc. ripieg., il tutto inc. in rame; il vol. è ornato nel t. anche da figg. silografate. L?opera, divisa in quattro dissertazioni (una per volume), tratta dei primi abitatori di Monza, delle sue antichità ed iscrizioni, dei Longobardi e della regina Teodolinda, della fondazione della basilica di S. Giovanni Battista (v. la bella tav. che raffigura la facciata), delle donazioni e privilegi concessi da papi e sovrani, della gerarchia ecclesiastica, dei possedimenti, rendite, ecc. "Edizione originale". Cfr. Lozzi,I,2945: "Opera molto pregevole? - Graesse,II,637 - Predari, p. 147. Margine sup. di due voll. con lieve alone, altrim. esemplare con barbe, su carta forte, ben conservato. "Antonio Francesco Frisi (1734-1817), storico, fratello del più celebre Paolo (matematico e astronomo barnabita), canonico a Monza e poi a Milano, si occupò quasi esclusivamente di cose monzesi pubblicando anche (1794) le ?Memorie storiche di Monza e sua corte?". Così Diz. Treccani,V, p. 118.

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        Die Leiden des jungen Werthers. Erster - Zweyter Theil (alles).

      Leipzig, 1774. Bound in a very nice dark brown recent pastiche hcalf w. four raised bands, single gilt lines, single gilt compertment-ornamentations, and gilt light brown leather title label on back. First t-p. mounted and professionally repaired w. small loss of woodcut vignette. Some brownspotting; first t-p. and last leaf w. a bit of soiling, and ab. ten leaves of part two w. some heavier staining. Last leaf w. professionally repaired corner, not affecting text. Overall a good and solid copy on good paper w. both title-pages, one w. engr. vignette, the other w. woodcut vignette, and the errata on the last leaf.. Very scarce first edition of Goethe's monumental novel-debut, which was published in a very small number, but immediately became a major success and one of the most influential and popular books of the 18th century. In 1774 only the first edition (D1) and a "Doppeldruck" (D1alfa), in which the errata have been corrected, were published, but already the following year the book was printed nine times, and it was almost immediately translated into all European languages. This is the very rare true first edition (D1), distinguished by the misnumbering of page 39 as 36, the part of the issue having "durchgelesen" on p. 16 and "härne" on p. 101, as described in Hagen.This, Goethe's first novel, is written in the form of letters, and it caused him almost overnight fame. The style of writing has influenced an entire generation of writers. No other of Goethe's works has been so widely read by his contemporaries, and no other work in general has been of as great importance to the Sturm und Drang-period; the work also caused the so-called "Lesesucht" (the important and wide-ranging debate in late 18th century on misreading and on dangerous and harmful literature). The impact it had on not only literature, but on almost all aspects of life at the time, was immense and unheard of. Werther might well be the first cult-figure ever; -a true "Werther-Fieber" broke loose, resulting in a distinct Werther-fashion (yellow trousers, yellow waist-coat, blue coat, high turned-down boots, round felt hat and un-powdered hair, as described by Goethe in the novel), Werther-perfume, Werther-cups etc. Numerous people susceptible to influence actually killed themselves in sympathy with the suffering Werther or overwhelmed by the gulf that separates the outer from the inner world suggested in the novel (the first copycat-suicides of the world, -many of the bodies were found with the book in their hands), and the work incited the romantic urge for revolution; the work is also said to have been Napoleon's favourite novel, which he carried with him at all times.Goethe himself was very surprised by the impact of the work, and said about it: "Die Wirkung dieses Büchleins war groß, ja ungeheuer, und vorzüglich deshalb, weil es genau in die rechte Zeit traf." (Dichtung und Wahrheit). This literary masterpiece may be called the first German novel of world literary class, and it not only seems like a modern work of fiction, it is a work which has irreversibly shaped the feeling of life which is specific to modern man. Hagen 80

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        Daniae et sveciae litteratae opuscula hist.

      philolog. theologica. Edidit Io. Oelrichs. 1-2. Bremen, Io. Henr. Cramerum, 1774. 8:o. (6),+ 266; (2),+ 267-675 s.+ utvikbar tabell med bokstaver i träsnitt,+ utvikbar grav. plansch. Tryckt på skrivpapper. Fläck s. 423. Välbevarat hfrbd från tidigt 1800-tal, guldornerad och blindpressad rygg med guldpräglad titel, gröna stänksnitt. Fint exemplar ur Ericsbergs bibliotek, med Carl Jedvard Bondes exlibris. Warmholtz 1436 not. Carlander III, 564ff. Samling av svenska och danska avhandlingar, med ett flertal om nordisk filologi och om Eddan. Den innehåller bl.a. Olof Celsius "De conuenientia lingua persica cum gothica" och "Natales litterarumque samaritanarum exhibens" (med plansch), Johan Ihre "De adagiis Svio-Gothicis", Magnus Beronius "De edda islandicus, seu veterum septentrionalium mythologiis" och Björners "Schediasma historica-geographicum de Varegis, heroibus Scanianis et primis russiae dynastis" (med plansch)

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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),84,1-72,1-54,1-66,1-99,1-92,1-102,1-102,1-101,(1 blank),1-118,1-82,1-181,1-95,(1 blank),1-154,1-119,1-84 s. + Prof-öfwersättning af thet Nya testamentet, på hans kongl. maj:ts nådigsta befallning, författad af then swenska bibel-tolkningens öfwerseende, i nåder förordnade särskilda commission. Sthlm, Kongl. Ordens-tryckeriet, 1780. 4:o. (2),55,1-35,1-60,1-44,1-59,1-24,1-22,1-16,1-24,1-22,1-68 s. Stiligt samtida stänkdekorerat skinnbd med upphöjda bind, rikligt guldornerad rygg, röd titeletikett av marokäng och stänkta snitt. Blindpressad dekor på pärmkanterna. Bandet obetydligt nött och med små pbetydliga nagg i främre ytterfals. Bakre pärmen med några fuktfläckar. Genomgående bra inlaga med enstaka smärre skavanker såsom lager- och rostfläckar. Med A. Lantingshausens namnteckning. Fint ex. från Trolleholm.. 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. 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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        Oeuvres philosophiques. I-II.

      Nouvelle édition, corrigée et augmentée. Berlin 1774. 8:o. iv,356; iv,267,(1) pp. Uncut in contemporary paper wrappers. Volume II repaired with japanese ricepaper at foot of spine. 21 x 14 cm

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        Pel solenne battesimo di s.a.r. ludovico principe primogenito di parma tenuto al sacro fonte da sua maesta' cristianissima e dalla real principessa delle asturie. iscrizioni esotiche a caratteri novellamente incisi e fusi. parma, nella r. stamperia, 1774.

      Cm. 28,5, pp. (2) 50. Ogni pagina incorniciata da un fregio tipografico. Legatura (posteriore) di foggia bodoniana in cartoncino rigido ricoperto in carta marmorizzata. Esemplare marginoso e ben conservato. Al frontespizio appare la nota ms. di possesso di Paolo Toschi, celebre architetto ed incisore parmense (1788-1854). Preziosa edizione bodoniana ove compaiono iscrizioni in venti lingue diverse. Cfr. Giani (p. 16): ""E' il primo esempio che appare in Europa di una serie di caratteri esotici fusi a pezzi mobili""; Brooks (50): ""Interessante per i caratteri esotici..."". Raro e verosimilmente stampato in poche copie. Il presente esemplare impreziosito da una provenienza davvero importante.

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        [Angels appear to Abraham] Apparuerunt ei tres viri, et cucurrit Abraham de ostio Tabernaculi sui, et adoravit in Terram [Pl. IV]

      Rome: [circa 1774]. Copper engraving by Ottaviani after drawings by Savorelli and Camporesi, printed in light brown coloured ink with contemporary hand-colouring. Neat marginal restoration. 24 5/8 x 22 1/8 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. The scene in the main panel shows the three angels that appeared to Abraham and told him that he and his wife Sarah will have a son. 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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