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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 1774 - 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. Map in two sheets. Engraving with original hand color outline and wash. Each sheet measures 20.5" x 38.75".

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        Canada or New France

      F. Newbury, London 1774 - Size : 65x95 (mm), 2.5x3.75 (Inches), Hand Colored, 0

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        The Works of . . . In Two Parts

      Philadelphia: Printed by Joseph Crukshank 1774. Philadelphia: Printed by Joseph Crukshank, 1774.. First edition.. Some minor foxing and stains; very nice copy.. Evans 13782; Sabin 105211. 8vo, modern calf period style, red morocco label, gilt lettering. ¦ The collected writings of John Woolman (1720-1772), the itinerant Quaker preacher and pioneering American abolitionist. Included here are his Some Considerations on the Keeping of Negroes and his influential Journal. Manuscript correction to a date on page 204.

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        The Ancient and Present State of the County and City of Waterford

      Dublin: W. Wilson. Good. 1774. 2nd Edition, with additions. Leather. Creasing to spine and splits to seams, weakness to front hinge, fold-out maps and plates torn and worn, owner's signature to ffep. ; Maps & engravings; 1.25 x 8.3 x 5 inches; xx, 382 pages; 7 maps and plates. .

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        The history of the town and port of Faversham, in the county of Kent. By Edward Jacob, Esq. F.S.A. Illustrated with copper plates.

      for the author, by J. March; and sold by B. White, In Fleet-Street; L. Hawes, and Co. In Pater-Noster-Row; S. Patterson, In Essex-Street; and by S. Doorne, in Faversham,, London 1774 - First edition, author's presentation copy inscribed, in the year of Jacob's death to William LeGrand (probably his brother-in-law). Jacob's is the best of all the early Faversham histories. Born in Canterbury, Jacob settled in Faversham (living at 78 Preston Street) and practised as a surgeon. He was four times mayor of Faversham. 8vo (220 × 135 mm), pp.[iv], vii-xii, [4], 222, complete (despite mispagination of preliminaries) with 15 engraved plates, plans and elevations (2 folding), engraved headpieces to dedication and p. 205. One old repair to a marginal tear, small insect hole to extreme upper forecorner of final 6 leaves. Uncut in the original pale blue publisher's boards, buff paper spine with early printed label. Spine rubbed and lower joint cracking but secure. Presentation inscription to head of title "Wm LeGrand, a Gift of the Author's 1788", early critical notes to front pastedown together with later gift inscription. A very good, unsophisticated copy. [Bibliotheca Cantiana 198-9.] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        HISTORY OF THE RISE, INCREASE AND PROGRESS, OF THE QUAKERS

      1774. SEWEL, William. THE HISTORY OF THE RISE, INCREASE AND PROGRESS, OF THE CHRISTIAN PEOPLE CALLED QUAKERS; WITH SEVERAL REMARKABLE OCCURRENCES INTERMIXED. Written originally in Low-Dutch, and also translated into English, by William Sewell. The Third Edition, corrected. Burlington, New-Jersey: Printed and Sold by Isaac Collins, 1774. Folio. xii,812,[16] pp. Text leaves show intermittent light to heavy foxing throughout, though mostly light (the text is definitely readable), with occasional soiling and staining from pressed leaves and flowers. Two leaves (5w & 5Y) have closed tears. A few mid-nineteenth century notations in margins. In an elegantly-designed contemporary American binding of full calf which, despite age and wear, is still rather handsome. The spine has a red morocco label, which is decorated with simple gilt swags at the top and bottom edge, and a gilt single-rule on either side of the five raised bands. Tucked-in at the back of the volume is the remnant of a blue and green headband. In general, the binding is rubbed all over, with a few small stains on the sides, and the fore-corners are rounded. In particular, the lower board has a small area where the leather is skinned; also, the spine has been carefully patched at the crown. A nice copy of an American imprint and binding; scarce thus. (Evans 13607). William Sewel (Dutch, 1654-1720) was a Quaker historian and this is his principal work. It was largely undertaken to correct the misrepresentations of Historia Quakeriana (Amsterdam, 1695) and was first published in Dutch at Amsterdam, 1717. Sewel spent twenty-five years preparing his work and based it upon a mass of correspondence, George Fox's Journal, and, for the public history, Clarendon's Rebellion and Ludlow's Memoirs. Its accuracy has never been impugned, and it remains a classical authority. (D.N.B.)

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        HAIKAI HYAKU GASAN 2 vols

      19. [EHON] Taniguchi Gesso, artist. HAIKAI HYAKU GASAN 2 vols. 26.6 x 19.5 cm. Ribbon-bound, Japanese-style, fukuro-toji, Decorated paper covers, printed paper title labels. Nicely printed in sumi and colors,after designs by Gesso (1774-1865) with 100 lovely little Shijo style vignettes as counterpoint to a series of haikai and 3 additonal color woodcuts of the editor and the poets. This is a Meiji reprint of the edition found at pp. 279-80 of Mitchell. Done in Wakayama, as was the original, it is a very uncommon work. Very nice copy. Complete.

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        A Fine Carved Leather Binding, with Two Working Silver Clasps and Unique Metal Spine Hinges

      Köln: Jos. Mathieux, 1774. Title: Bruderschafts-Büchlein der Marianischen Liebes-Versammlung zu München. [Manual for the Marianische Liebes-Versammlung Brotherhood of Munich] Issued for the Catholic brotherhood of Munich. 8vo, 408 giltedged pages, plus index at rear of volume. Text is in German. With 12 woodcut engravings, including frontis. Beautiful leather binding with exemplary use of silver, which provides corner brackets and studs for ornamentation, a frame to protect the boards on all sides, two working clasps to which are carved the symbolic rose, and two highly innovative hinges which work in conjunction with the spine, these also adorned with the rose. Spine is titled and tooled in gilt with motifs relative to the brotherhood. An elegantly understated motif of a German cathedral is further carved into both front and rear board. Gilt tool border faded, newer end papers, otherwise very good condition, with a superb binding. .

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        Sermons on Useful and Important Subjects

      Macclesfield: Printed for the Author by T. Bayley 1774 - FIRST EDITION, slightly browned and a few stains here and there, pp. 77, [5], 81-209, [3], 214-238, 8vo, contemporary rustic half calf, gilt rules on either side of raised bands on spine, rubbed and worn, leather missing from corners, sound ‘Although Simpson was an evangelical Arminian in his theology and associated most naturally with clergy of similar views, he maintained a wide acquaintance among evangelicals and was a regular correspondent of Rowland Hill, Thomas Robinson, and several others with whom he engaged in a concert of prayer. At Macclesfield he combined a regular ministry to a settled congregation with itinerant preaching in the surrounding area. He was a popular preacher and an energetic pastor, who visited regularly throughout his parish, ministered to the legal and medical needs of the poor, and founded friendly societies, charity schools, and Sunday schools. As a consequence, he attracted large congregations and often had six or seven hundred communicants. He was an early pioneer of congregational hymn singing, and a collection of hymns formed one of his earliest publications in 1776.’ (ODNB). The final sermon is: ‘Marriage honorable, Whoredom damnable.’ Bound after a run of the Arminian Magazine, edited by John Wesley, July to December 1778, and before a copy of A Treatise concerning the Gospel-method of being Righteous, 1762, lacking title-page (2 copies only in ESTC). (ESTC T79316, 5 copies in 4 locations in the UK, Duke only elsewhere)

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        ADVERTISEMENT. THE COMMITTEE OF CORRESPONDENCE IN NEW-YORK, HAVING...PROCEEDED TO THE NOMINATION OF FIVE PERSONS TO GO AS DELEGATES...ON THE PROPOSED CONGRESS AT PHILADELPHIA

      [New York. 1774].. Broadside, 5 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches. Backed on linen. Near fine. In a half morocco and cloth box. This broadside, signed in print by Isaac Low as Chairman of the New York Committee of Correspondence, announces that the Committee has nominated Philip Livingstone, James Duane, John Alsop, John Jay, and Isaac Low to represent New York at the first Continental Congress. The document is dated July 5, 1774, and calls for a meeting of New Yorkers at City Hall on the 7th to "approve of the said five Persons as Delegates, or to choose such other in their Sead [i.e., Stead], as to their Wisdom shall seem meet." Great controversy surrounded the nomination of conservative James Duane, but all five nominees ultimately were chosen as the delegates from the city and county of New York, together with four other delegates representing the rest of the state. An important Revolutionary broadside, announcing the selection of New York's delegation to the Congress. Scarce, with only four copies recorded between Evans, Shipton & Mooney, and NUC. EVANS 13094.

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        A view of the Head of Ulswater toward Patterdale

      John Boydell, London 1774 - Image Size : 365x520 (mm), 14.375x20.5 (Inches), Platemark Size : 400x540 (mm), 15.75x21.25 (Inches), Paper Size : 450x590 (mm), 17.75x23.25 (Inches), Black & White, Copper Engraving

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        EXTRACTS FROM THE VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE AMERICAN CONTINENTAL CONGRESS, HELD AT PHILADELPHIA ON THE 5th OF SEPTEMBER 1774. CONTAINING THE BILL OF RIGHTS, A LIST OF GRIEVANCES, OCCASIONAL RESOLVES, THE ASSOCIATION...PUBLISHED BY ORDER OF THE CONGRESS

      New-London: Printed and sold by Timothy Green, 1774.. 16pp. Small folio. Antique style three-quarter calf and marbled boards, spine gilt, leather label. Old horizontal fold. Tanned throughout. Titlepage stained, and with three small holes along the horizontal fold affecting a few letters of text. Very good. Scarce New London printing of one of the most significant documents of the American Revolution, condensing the most important proceedings of the First Continental Congress between Sept. 5 and Oct. 26, 1774. This publishes the Declaration of Rights, passed Oct. 14, by which Congress asserts the colonists' rights as Englishmen and claims they were violated by the Stamp Act; the Townsend Act; the Coercive Acts; and the Quebec Acts. It further asserts their right to peaceably assemble and have their own legislatures. The Declaration is followed by the Association, by which the colonies bound themselves to an agreement regarding non- importation, non-exportation, and non- consumption of British goods, and resolved to reassemble the following May if wrongs had not been redressed. This is followed by two addresses, one to the people of Great Britain and the other to the inhabitants of the colonies, justifying the conduct of the Congress. These actions laid the basis for American resistance and organized rebellion which escalated into open warfare in the spring of 1775. Needless to say, the actions of the Continental Congress were of the greatest interest in the colonies, and these EXTRACTS... were published first in Philadelphia while Congress was still sitting. Printings followed in Albany, Annapolis, Boston, Hartford, Lancaster, New York, Newport, Norwich, and Providence, all in 1774. Timothy Green produced two editions in New London in 1774, the present edition and another one of seventy pages. Both editions have the same text, but the typeface used in this edition is significantly smaller and the size of the pages is larger. HOWES E247. EVANS 13731. NEW LONDON IMPRINTS 994. NAIP w032258. SABIN 15528 (ref).

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        Bernhards aus Nordalbingien (oder Basedows) Vermächtniß für die Gewissen. Erster Theil. Für alle Gottesverehrer, auch die Nichtchristen. - Zweyter Theil. Für Christliche Gottesverehrer und Zweifler. Ein Lehrbuch der natürlichen Religion, auch zur Erinnerung und Erbauung. 2 Teile in 1 Bd.

      Dessau, Heybruch 1774 - XIV S., 1 Bl., 112 S., XV S., S. (113)-304. Pappband der Zeit (Ecken u. Kanten bestoßen). * Seltene erste Ausgabe. - "Unter dem Einfluß gemüthlicher Ueberreiztheit, auch fortwährend mit dem Gedanken an sein eigenes Lebensende beschäftigt, schrieb er damals sein 'Vermächtniß für die Gewissen, ein Lehrbuch der natürlichen und christlichen Religion'. Es sollte in Basedow's Sinne eine Vertheidigung des Christenthums sein, aber durch seine vermittelnde Stellung, die er zwischen Freigeisterei auf der einen und gedankenlosem Pastorenglauben auf der andern Seite einzunehmen suchte, machte er sich, wie früher, sowol die Orthodoxen als die Heterodoxen zu Feinden" (ADB II, 119). - Zweiseitig unbeschnitten, nur teilw. etw. stärker gebräunt, brauner Fleck im unteren Falz. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        HAIKAI HYAKU GASAN 2 vols

      19. [EHON] Taniguchi Gesso, artist. HAIKAI HYAKU GASAN 2 vols. 26.6 x 19.5 cm. Ribbon-bound, Japanese-style, fukuro-toji, Decorated paper covers, printed paper title labels. Nicely printed in sumi and colors,after designs by Gesso (1774-1865) with 100 lovely little Shijo style vignettes as counterpoint to a series of haikai and 3 additonal color woodcuts of the editor and the poets. This is a Meiji reprint of the edition found at pp. 279-80 of Mitchell. Done in Wakayama, as was the original, it is a very uncommon work. Very nice copy. Complete.

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        Specimen genealogico-progonologicum ad illustrandam Augustam Habsburgo-Lothringicam prosopiam Caesareo Regio Principi Petro Leopoldo [.].

      Vienna, Johann Thomas Edler von Trattner, 1774. - Folio (320:235 mm). (16), 184 pp. With engr. portrait frontispiece, 1 full-page heraldic engraving on reverse of t. p., 6 engr. vignettes (of which 4 are half-page engr. in the text and 2 coin engravings, one of which on t. p.) as well as 13 folding genealogical tables. (Bound with): Specimen genealogico-progonologicum [.]. Vác (Waitzen), Franz Ignaz Ambros, 1775. (28) pp. Contemp. calf on 5 raised bands with gilt-stamped label to gilt spine. Edges in red. Marbled endpapers. Second, enlarged edition (first printed Venice 1770) of this standard work by the Gorizia historian. The vignettes depict seals, coats-of-arms, and figures; one shows a globe with the area between Belgium and Hungary, in which Vienna, Gorizia, and Florence are marked. - The "Specimen" printed in the following year in the Hungarian city of Vác, an examination treatise for Emericus Inkei with propositions for discussion taken from philosophy, natural history, and mathematics, is bound after the portrait. Wurzbach III, 12. Giese 1306. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Traite des Maladies Chirurgicales, et des Opertations Qui Leur Conviennent

      Paris - P. Fr. Didot, 1774 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A first edition of Jean Louis Petit's general treatise on surgical operations, with many fold-outplates. Volumes I and III of a three part set, with the rare supplements to the rear of volume III. Jean-Louis Petit (13 March 1674 20 April 1750) was a French surgeon, and the inventor of the tourniquet. He became a member of the French Royal Academy of Sciences in 1715, and was named director of the French Royal Academy of Surgery by the king when it was created in 1731. He acquired great notoriety because of his skill and experience, thanks to his case reports of hemorrhage, lacrimal fistula, operation on the frenum, for his treatise on bone diseases and especially for this work, on which he worked 12 years and which was finished after his death by Francois-Dominique Lesne. With a portrait of the author to frontispiece of volume I. Presentation labels of the Birmingham Medical Institute to each volume. Condition: Expertly rebound in calf. Externally, sound with sunning to spines. Internally, firmly bound, generally bright with the odd spot and tidemark. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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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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        OBSERVATIONS HISTORICAL, CRITICAL, AND MEDICAL, ON THE WINES OF THE ANCIENTS AND THE ANALOGY BETWEEN THEM SAND MODERN WINES. With General Observations on the Principles and Qualities of Water, and in particular those of Bath

      London, T. Cadell, 1774.. FIRST EDITION 1775, 4to, approximately 270 x 220 mm, 10½ x 8½ inches, frontispiece of Thermopolium engraved by Isaac Taylor, 2 small circular engravings on title page also by Taylor showing ancient wine making, pages: xii, 479, (1 - errata and Directions to the Binder), the description of the frontispiece (which is headed "Frontispiece") is on page 161 and the binder was directed to place it between 160 and 161 where it is sometimes found. Bound in full speckled calf, expertly rebacked to style with raised bands and gilt sunburst motif in compartments, gilt Greek key bands, earlier gilt titled red morocco label, single rule gilt border to covers. Very neat small repairs to board corners, 1 or 2 minor marks to boards, armorial bookplate of Holland House on front pastedown, edges of endpapers lightly browned, tiny worm track starts in lower margin of front pastedown persisting to frontispiece, continuing as a diminishing hole to page 109, a tiny single worm hole restarts in the lower margin on page 225 continuing to page 455, where a second tiny hole appears above it, joining to form a small track on page 467 which persists to rear pastedown, no worming anywhere near the text, faint offsetting to title page from frontispiece, marginal pencil note to 1 page. A very good clean sturdy copy. "This is the earliest major work in English on the wines of the Ancients, and the first book in English that discusses modern wines.... The most interesting part ... is the 57 page appendix that deals with modern wines". Gabler, Wine into Words, page 22, G12120. The Appendix briefly discusses Champagne and wines of Burgundy, Portugal, Madeira, Canaries, Spain, Germany, Tokay. Chapter X page 207-231 examines the Principles and Qualities of Bath Waters, Chapters XI & XII, pages 232-354 concern the convivial entertainments and the evening suppers of the ancients. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Considerations on the measures carrying on with respect to the British colonies in North-America. The second edition. With additions and an appendix relative to the present state of affairs on that continent

      London: printed for R. Baldwin, E. & C. Dilly, J. Johnson, Richardson & Co and J. Almon, [1774]. Octavo. (8 7/8 x 5 5/8 inches). Half-title. Largely unopened. Stitched self-wrappers. Housed in a blue cloth chemise, within a modern blue morocco-backed slipcase. A very fine untouched copy of the expanded and corrected second edition of this important polemic in support of the American colonies. The second London edition of the this work is as rare on the market as the first. One copy of first and no copies of the second London edition are listed as having sold at auction in the past thirty five years. The need for the second edition and its 45pp. Appendix are explained in a contemporary review: "The first edition of the considerations which we may venture to ascribe to Mr. M. R---b---n, was hastily printed, and there were in it, besides many errors of the press, considerable omissions, which are supplied in the present edition, to which has been added, a large appendix, relating to events which have happened since " (Monthly Review). Matthew Robinson-Morris, the 2nd Baron Rokeby, described in the above quoted Monthly Review as "one of the most candid and best informed of any of the late writers on the interests of Great Britain and her colonies," was a politician and champion of civil liberties who published several pamphlets opposing Lord North's American policy. In this work Rokeby is "strongly critical of Lord North's policy, [but] ... also of Franklin's conduct." (Howes), and identifies "the cause of the present situation of things between the mother country and our colonies of North-America" as having arisen from "our having taxed those colonies without their consent." Franklin is criticized for the inflammatory nature of his writings, which Rokeby compares to Guy Fawkes's gunpowder. Adams, American Controversy 74-68b; Howes R-372; Sabin 72152.

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        A DESCRIPTION OF THREE HUNDRED ANIMALS

      Published by J. And F. Rivington, 1774. Hardback. Good. Good condition with no wrapper. A Description of Three Hundred Animals viz. Beasts, Birds, Fishes, Serpents and Insects With a Particular Account of The Manner of Their Catching of Whales in Greenland. Extracted from the Best Authors and Adapted to the Use of All Capacities. Illustrated with Copper-Plates, Whereon is Curiously Engraven Every Beast, Bird, Fish, Serpent and Insect Described in the Whole Book. The Eleventh Edition Carefully Corrected and Amended. Small format. 7 x 4". Full brown leather binding. B/w frontis. Title page in red and black. 212 pages. Numerous b/w illustrations including one large folding plate. Contents very good. Front board almost detached. Boards very worn. A fascinating early natural history book. [S]

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        MILLS AND HICKS'S BRITISH AND AMERICAN REGISTER, WITH AN ALMANACK FOR THE YEAR 1774; BEING THE SECOND AFTER BISSEXTILE OR LEAP YEAR. CALCULATED FOR THE USE OF ALL THE NEW- ENGLAND PROVINCES

      Boston: Printed and sold by Mills and Hicks, at their Printing-Office in School-Street, next door to Cromwell's-Head, [1774].. 108pp. Pages 31 and 74 misnumbered 13 and 47 respectively. 12mo. Contemporary marbled paper on paper wrapper. Wrappers worn, portions of marbled paper lacking on front wrapper, portions of spine lacking. Contemporary ownership signature on front free endpaper: "Wm. Williams, 12th Feb.y 1774." Minor stains. A very good copy. One of two editions of this almanac and register published by Mills and Hicks in Boston in 1774. The compilers and publishers note that this publication is their first undertaking of such a combined publication. The almanac's eclipse predictions and calendar calculations duplicate those in BICKERSTAFF'S ALMANACK FOR...1774, which was also published by Mills and Hicks. The register lists members of the royal family, the nobility, and the government in Great Britain and the names of government officials, justices of the peace, and barristers in the New England colonies and Nova Scotia. Information on religious assemblies, educational institutions (including Harvard, Yale, and Dartmouth), military postings, and governors in the other British colonies in North America and the Caribbean are also included. EVANS 12869. DRAKE 3235. NAIP w029799.

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        OBSERVATIONS ON THE ACT OF PARLIAMENT COMMONLY CALLED THE BOSTON PORT-BILL; WITH THOUGHTS ON CIVIL SOCIETY AND STANDING ARMIES

      Philadelphia. 1774.. 60pp. Modern red half morocco and cloth, spine gilt. Light, even toning to text. Minor wear, contemporary notation to final page. About very good. Philadelphia edition, after the original edition published in Boston the same year, printing the author's case against the first of the Intolerable Acts, which established the blockade of the Boston harbor. The Bill was passed in March 1774, in the wake of the Boston Tea Party in December 1773. The closing of Boston harbor, and the other Intolerable Acts, did more to bring together public opinion in the colonies, and led directly to calling of the First Continental Congress; this edition was no doubt printed to provide members of the Congress with copies of Quincy's arguments. Quincy was a leading figure in Massachusetts patriotic circles. In this work he excoriates Parliament for punishment of a whole community in response to the acts of private persons, likewise attacking standing armies as "armed monsters," "fatal to religion, morals, and social happiness," as well as liberty. A major political argument against the Crown's unjust actions, and a critical work on the road to Revolution. HOWES Q18. AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE 132b. EVANS 13562. SABIN 67192.

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        Observations on Different Kinds of Air

      London: Lockyer Davis printer to the Royal Society. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. FIRST EDITION of Joseph Priestley's major work on gas theory, preceding by two years its appearance in book form (Experiments and Observations on Different Kinds of Air, 1774-86). Includes a wealth of discoveries and advancements that would set the course for future studies in chemistry. Among other things, Priestley's work includes the discovery of hydrochloric acid and nitric acid, the first description of photosynthesis, crucial observations that would lead to his identification of oxygen, and new experimental techniques that would lead to the discovery of a multitude of new gases. For this work, Priestley was awarded the Royal Society's prestigious Copley Medal in 1773. PMM 217. The discovery of gases: "In 1772 Priestley published an account of five years of experiments with 'airs' (gases). The work he described was so important that it immediately established him as one of the great chemists of the day. While he was in Leeds, Priestley discovered three gaseous oxides of nitrogen, including nitrous oxide ('laughing gas') and hydrogen chloride gas. Before he began his experiment, chemists had known only three gases: hydrogen, carbon dioxide, and air" (Richard Morris, The Last Sorcerers). As important as the gases Priestley discovered- doubling the known number of gases- was the experimental technique he used. "He gained particular renown for an improved pneumatic trough in which, by collecting gases over mercury instead of in water, he was able to isolate and examine gases that were soluble in water" (Britannica). His experimental innovations led to a dramatic increase of the number of gases identified over the next several decades. (Priestley himself would go on to discover seven additional gases.) Photosynthesis: Of all the achievements reported in Priestley's great paper, "The most surprising of these ... was the discovery of the 'restoration' of air by vegetation. Considering the 'consumption of air by fires of all kinds, volcanoes, animals breathing, and so forth', Priestley was convinced that there must be some provision, by God in nature, for remedying the injury which the atmosphere receives ... 'In what manner the process in nature operates, to produce so remarkable an effect,' Priestley wrote [p. 166], 'I do not pretend to have discovered', but vegetation did restore bad air ... He had not yet recognized the agency of light in the process; he didn't understand that plants used the 'fixed air' in the atmosphere in a complex process of photosynthesis. He had, however, started a program of investigation that would involve numbers of chemists and plant physiologists for a number of years" (R. E. Schofield, The Enlightenment of Joseph Priestley). Towards the discovery of oxygen: "In some 'miscellaneous observations', a quantity of air was made by heating saltpetre, and in it 'a candle burned just as in common air', or 'not only burned, but the flame was increased, and something was heard like a hissing, similar to the decrepitation of nitre in an open fire' [p. 245]. Priestley, as he later recognized, had here obtained dephlogisticated air (oxygen) before November, 1772" (Partington, A History of Chemistry). Printing and the Mind of Man, 217. In: Philosophical Transactions, Vol. 62, 1772, pp. 147-264. London: Lockyer Davis, printer to the Royal Society, 1772. Quarto, later boards. The entire volume offered. With 14 engraved folding plates (one for Priestley article). Spine faded, tear to top of spine. One of the cornerstones of modern chemistry.

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        THEATRUM MACHINARIUM ODER SCHAU-PLATZ DER HEB-ZEUGE,...BOUND WITH...THEATRUM MACHINARUM GENERALL [Lbc]

      Leipzig: Breitkopf Und Härtel, Lpz. ,. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1774.. Hardcover. Machinery; German Language; Engravings; Folio 13" - 23" tal; [5], 164, [6], [4], plts; [11][2], 188 pages; Theatrum machinarium, oder, Schau-Platz der Heb-Zeuge : in welchem nicht nur angewiesen wird wie durch Menschen und Thiere gewaltige Lasten bequem fortzubringen, sondern auch mancherley Arthen der vornehmsten, gebrauchlichsten, dauerhafftigsten und curieusesten, wie auch simplesten Machinen, Lasten von ungeheurer Grosse und Schwehre so wol von einem Orth zum andern nicht allein fuglich fortzuschaffen, als zu erheben, niederzulassen und mit Geschicklichkeit von einer Seite zur andern zu wenden, vorgestellet werden. -------------16.5 x 10". Folio, modern buckram. With 56 plates [one foldout with lightly frayed edge]. Light to moderate foxing. Complete with 1/2 title. BOUND WITH: Theatrum machinarum generale = Schau-Platz des Grundes mechanischer Wissenschafften, das ist, Deutliche Anleitung zur Mechanic oder Bewegungs-Kunst : darinnen nicht nur die funff einfachen Rust-Zeuge und die dabey nothigen Lehr-Satze deutlich erklaret ... Sondern auch die so genannten ausserlichen Kraffte, als der Menschen, Thiere, Lufft, Feuer, Wasser, Gewichte und Federn, nebst ihren hierzu dienlichen Eigenschafften und behorigen Machinen beschrieben werden_ _. Theatrum Machinarum Generale. Schau-Platz... Leipzig: Breitkopf, 1774. Neu aufgelegt. Folio. With 71 plates. Light to moderate foxing. Markings on bottom edge. OCLC 258219387 - for 1st title, locating 2 copies. 2nd title located no copies. A German study of hydraulics, [with pulleys, levers and other such machines]. [5], 164, [6], [4], 56 plts; [11][2], 188, 71plates. A total of 127 impressive and clear full page plates are in the two works combined. Firmly bound in cloth. .

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        Epistola Selectas de re naturali obervationes complectens accessere ex historia naturali curiosa.

      Albertiniana, Rimini 1774 - Large 4to. [28.5 x 20.5], xvii pp., (1) f., 25 pp., (1) f., 4 numbered engraved plates, including large engraving of a lynx on title, bound with later wrappers. Light waterstaining in lower corner of title page and some leaves, light toning in title-page upper corner. Generally good, with clear impressions of the plates. Scarce first edition of this work describing various species of marine life found in the Adriatic, illustrated with four plates of unusually high quality coming from a regional press, of interest for the continuing life of the Kircherian tradition in the study of Natural History in opposition to the taxonomic innovations of Linnaeus, with which the author was well-acquainted. Battarra is mainly interested in close description of anatomical features, and takes a reactionary Kircherian view about the wonders of nature rather than following Linnaean taxonomy-Linnaeus himself had treated some of the species described. Battarra had edited the previous year a revision of Bonanni¿s Museum Kircherianum, in which the principle of ¿Wonders¿ rules. Battara was professor of philosophy at Rimini from 1741-89, producing a number of studies of regional biology, most successfully in mycology. His work Fungorum agri Ariminensis historia (1755), which argued against the theory that fungi were spontaneously generated and classified approximately three hundred types of fungus according to their outward appearance, was well known--the later botanist Christian Hendrik Persoon (1761-1836) even named a genus of fungus, Battarea, after him. Note: OCLC records are misleading as to the number of plates; some records indicate five, whereas there are clearly four¿the fifth counted could only be the title-page illustration of the lynx flanked by an owl and various fungi. The text clearly indicates the presence of only four accompanying plates, and Harvard¿s copy, digitized by Google, confirms this. * Stearn, 1992, p. 35; Pritzel 491. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Spiritual Quixote: or, the Summer's Ramble of Mr. Geoffry Wildgoose. A Comic Romance. In three volumes

      London - J. Dodsley, 1774 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A lovely set of Graves's comic romance tale, a satire of Methodism. Second Edition. With engraved frontispieces to every volume, and a vignette title to volume I. Complete in three volumes. Richard Graves (17151804) was an English minister, poet, and novelist. Graves won fame for his prose. His collections often identify the anonymous author as the editor of his popular first novel, The Spiritual Quixote, or, The Summer's Ramble of Mr. Geoffry Wildgoose: a Comic Romance (3 vols. , 1773; German trans. , 1773; Dutch trans. , 17989; ed. C. Tracy, 1967). Strongly influenced by Henry Fielding, this episodic novel views an impressive range of society with gentlemanly amusement. His head turned by reading the religious polemics in his family library, Wildgoose becomes an itinerant preacher, abandoning his estate and worthy mother in the company of the hearty cobbler Jerry Tugwell (Sancho Panza to this spiritual Quixote). His attempts to preach usually lead to farce, satirizing the ignorance and ill breeding that the irrational enthusiast encourages. A blow to the temple from a flung decanter finally precipitates Wildgoose's return to his senses, allowing him to resume his proper station and to woo successfully the beautiful Miss Townsend. Graves especially satirizes George Whitefield. This servitor (not fellow) of Pembroke College, Graves snobbishly insists, did not originate Methodism (Tracy edn, 31); the dignified stranger who opposes Wildgoose's doctrinal extremes is no follower of Wesley but John Wesley himself (ibid. , 326)! In this playful but deeply personal novel, Graves explored and disciplined the enthusiasm he shared with his mad brother. In a substantial inset tale, Mr. Rivers's Story, he described his own enthusiastic courtship. He also portrayed many friends, including the Fitzherbert household and Shenstone at The Leasowes, where Wildgoose drains the famous cascade and overturns the statue of a faun. DNBCondition: In full sprinkled calf bindings. Externally smart andattractive, although all the joints are cracked or starting, with wear to heads and tails of the spines. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and clean throughout, with just the odd spot or handling mark. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        Memoirs of the Cardinal de Retz. Containing, the particulars of his own life, with the most secret transactions of the French court and the civil wars. Translated from the French. In four volumes.

      for T. Becket, T. Cadell, and T. Evans,, London 1774 - The Memoirs were first printed in English in 1723 and were immediately popular. Chesterfield recommended them wholeheartedly. ?The best Memoirs that I know of, are those of Cardinal de Retz. --- I hardly know any Book so necessary for a young Man to read and remember; you will there find how great Business is really carried on, very differently from what People who have never been concerned in it imagine. In short you will, in every Page of that Book, see that strange inconsistent Creature, Man, just as he is? (reproduced on the title-page of our edition). 4 vols., 12mo (172 × 101 mm), pp. [ii], xi, [i], 338, [2]; [iv], 317, [3]; [iv], 282, [2]; [iv], 228, [32] including half-titles to vols. 2-4 and adverts. Engraved portrait by Bannerman. Very lightly browned throughout, small wax-stain to 167-70 of vol. 1. Contemporary tree calf, gilt spines attractively gilt with urn tools, green morocco lettering and numbering pieces (the latter oval). Slightly rubbed, upper joint of vol. 3 just cracked at head with minor loss, minor chips to headbands, but a very good and attractive set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Icon Animorum

      Fft., Gebr. Doll 1774.. Editio Indice Capitum, Rerum & Verborum, auctior. kl.-8°. 170 S., 18 Bll. (Index), 1 w. Bl. Pbd. d. 19. Jhdts. m. Rückensch. Kanten schwach berieb. Tit. m. Bleist. beschrieb. John Barclay (1582 bis 1621), schottischer Dichter und Satiriker, der in lateinischer Sprache schrieb und am Hofe Jakob I. tätig war. "Icon Amimorum" ist eine Charakteristik der europäischen Völker.

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        Atlas des enfans, ou nouvelle méthode pour apprendre la géographie, avec un nouveau traité de la sphère, et XXIV cartes enluminées.

      Jean-Marie Bruyset, Lyon 1774 - In-12 de Frontispice, xij-360-60 pp.; demi-basane brune, dos lisse à faux-nerfs orné (reliure de l'époque). Nouvelle édition, corrigée & fort augmentée. Quelques infimes trous de vers, petites usures et manques à la seconde carte, quelques restaurations anciennes dans les cartes, petit manque de cuir à la pièce de titre. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ius naturae in usum auditorum. Cum praefatione ioannis Henrici Christ. de Selchow.,

      Göttingen, Bossigeli 1774. - Editio septima emendatior. 2 Tle. in 1 Bd. 8°. XVI, 272; XVI, 252 S., 10 Bll. (Reg.). Mit gest. Titelvign. HLdr. d. Zt. m. goldgeprägt. Rückensch. Schwach berieb. ADB I, 30 - Achenwall (1719-1772) Professor des Naturrechts und der Politik in Göttingen hat auf die Werke von Ludwig von Seckendorff und Hermann Conring zurückgreifend der Statistik einen wissenschaftlichen Charakter gegeben. ".war der Erste, welcher die Statistik in eine bestimmte Form brachte und zur eigenen Wissenschaft erhob. Er gilt daher als "Vater" der Statistik." (ADB). Sein Hauptwerk Elementa iuris naturae erschien erstmals 1750. Gewicht in Gramm: 500 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE ROMAN HISTORY IN A SERIES OF LETTERS FROM A NOBLEMAN TO HIS SON

      1774 - [SANDERS, Robert]. THE ROMAN HISTORY IN A SERIES OF LETTERS FROM A NOBLEMAN TO HIS SON. London, printed for R. Snagg [1774]. Two 12mo volumes. [2]ii,300; [ii]261pp. +2pp. publisher's ads. Often attributed to Oliver Goldsmith, probably because of confusion with his "A Roman History from the Foundation." (London, 1769) and his "A History of England in a Series of Letters from a Nobleman to his Son" (London, 1764). More often attributed to Robert Sanders, author of "The Complete English Traveler" and "The Lucubrations of Gaffer Graybeard." An attractive copy in contemporary calf; spine gilt in six compartments, with two lettering- pieces. One lettering piece missing. Extremities worn; external cracks to hinges. Edges tinted red. Small chip cut from final endpaper, else internally fine. (One copy, unattributed, in NUC).

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        Catalogue raisonné d?une collection de médailles. [AUTOGRAPH COPY]

      (Leipzig, Breitkopf, 1774).. Crown quarto (270 x 215mm). Pp. viii, 162, (2) Corrections (verso blank). Large engraved illustration to title-page; large engraved head-and tail-pieces. Fine copperplate impressions of medals on the letterpress throughout. Half-title present. Hardcover, handsomely bound in contemporary full tree calf, spine with raised bands between 7 compartments, richly gilt, crimson morocco label gilt, gilt edges to boards moderately rubbed, marbled endpapers, all edges red, green ribbon marker, sides bit rubbed. Excellent copy, bright interior in fine condition, beautifully preserved. - - Provenance: Autograph Copy, Signed. With a hand-written dedication by the author to ?Monsieur le Landes Hauptmann De Schoenberg?. First and probably only edition. Published, without imprint, by Bernhard Christoph Breitkopf of Leipzig, who was also the printer. Carl Adolph Gottlob von Schachmann (1725-1789). Rare. OCLC 57294217 locates Cambridge and Glasgow only; KVK adds British Library and Oxford; Union Catalog Northern Germany; and National Library of France. Not in Brunet nor Graesse.

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        Carte de la Nlle. Galles Meridle. Ou de la CÙte Orientale de la Nlle. Hollande

      Paris,: Saillant et Nyon, 1774.. Engraved map, 370 x 785 mm.; original folds; in fine condition, with good margins; mounted. Perhaps Cook's most famous chart, here in its first French version, prepared for the French language edition of the official account of the Endeavour voyage.The magnificent sweep of the east coast of Australia from Point Hicks to Cape York is testament to Cook's extraordinary achievement on the first voyage.Cook's original manuscript chart is in the British Library. Two contemporary English engraved versions are recorded by David, the version published in Hawkesworth's official account and another, upright in shape, that appears only in Wales' Astronomical Observations (1788). This French version is not recorded by David.Beddie, 660; David, Joppien and Smith, "The Charts and Coastal Views of Captain Cook's Voyages", 1.270A (English original).

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        Freimaurerlieder zum Gebrauch der gerechten und vollkommenen Loge zum drei H** aufgesetzt von dem sehr ehrwürdigen Meister E**S. herausgegeben von dem Bruder F. * F

      Leipzig, Breitkopf und Sohn 1774.. Mit zahlr. Noten. 47 S. Karton d. Zt. 23,5 x 16 cm. Wolfstieg 39728. - Der Komponist, Organist, Kapellmeister und Musikwissenschaftler Christian Gottlob Neefe (1748-1798) war der Lehrer Ludwig van Beethovens. - Etwas gebrauchsspurig und leicht braunfleckig. Altes Exemplar einer Logenbibliothek.

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        Epistola Selectas de re naturali obervationes complectens accessere ex historia naturali curiosa

      Albertiniana Rimini: Albertiniana, 1774. Soft cover. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Large 4to. [28.5 x 20.5], xvii pp., (1) f., 25 pp., (1) f., 4 numbered engraved plates, including large engraving of a lynx on title, bound with later wrappers. Light waterstaining in lower corner of title page and some leaves, light toning in title-page upper corner. Generally good, with clear impressions of the plates.Scarce first edition of this work describing various species of marine life found in the Adriatic, illustrated with four plates of unusually high quality coming from a regional press, of interest for the continuing life of the Kircherian tradition in the study of Natural History in opposition to the taxonomic innovations of Linnaeus, with which the author was well-acquainted. Battarra is mainly interested in close description of anatomical features, and takes a reactionary Kircherian view about the wonders of nature rather than following Linnaean taxonomy-Linnaeus himself had treated some of the species described. Battarra had edited the previous year a revision of Bonanni's Museum Kircherianum, in which the principle of "Wonders" rules.Battara was professor of philosophy at Rimini from 1741-89, producing a number of studies of regional biology, most successfully in mycology. His work Fungorum agri Ariminensis historia (1755), which argued against the theory that fungi were spontaneously generated and classified approximately three hundred types of fungus according to their outward appearance, was well known--the later botanist Christian Hendrik Persoon (1761-1836) even named a genus of fungus, Battarea, after him. Note: OCLC records are misleading as to the number of plates; some records indicate five, whereas there are clearly four-the fifth counted could only be the title-page illustration of the lynx flanked by an owl and various fungi. The text clearly indicates the presence of only four accompanying plates, and Harvard's copy, digitized by Google, confirms this.* Stearn, 1992, p. 35; Pritzel 491.

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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

      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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        Osnabrugensis Episcopatus Nova Delineatio liberali opera Georg Wilhelm L. B. de Bussche Protribuni Legionis in Militia Mag. Br. Reg. Elect. Br. Lüneb. cet. et Franc. Christian de Benoit in eadem Militia et Cohorte Architect. militar. Centurionis ad Geographiæ Regulas junctim effecta. Longitudinem Urbis Osnabr. variis observationibus confirmavit M. Octob. 1772 G. C. Lichtenberg Profes. Philos. et Mathem. Götting"

      Kolorierte Kupferstich-Karte nach Georg Wilhelm von dem Bussche und Franz Christian Benoit bei Gottfried Chr. Pingeling 1774. 57x47.5 cm. - Israel / Borchers 19b - Prinz, Osnabrück S. 281 - 302 - Osnabrück Kat. 191 - Buchholz S. 79 - Die Militärkarte (Maßstab: 1:144.000) nach den Vermessungen der hannoverschen Offiziere Georg Wilhelm von dem Bussche, Franz Christian Benoit und Georg Christoph Lichtenberg von 1766-67 zeigt das Hochstift Osnabrück mit seinen Ämtern Fürstenau, Vörden, Hunteburg, Wittlage, Grönenberg und Iburg. Unten links Sonderkarte des Amtes Reckenberg (19 : 14 cm). Unten rechts eine Legende, die Städte, Flecken, Weichbilde, Klöster, evangelische und katholische Dörfer und Bauerschaften, adelige Häuser und Güter, eigenständige Höfe, Warten, Wassermühlen, Windmühlen, Heerstraßen und Dämme aufführt. "In einer Zeit, in der exakte Kartenaufnahmen noch als militärische Geheimsache angesehen wurden, war die Veröffentlichung dieser Karte nicht selbstverständlich." (Kat Osnabrück). Die Karte wurde im Auftrag der Stände Osnabrücks 1774 in 300 Exemplaren gedruckt; obwohl in der Kartusche 1772 datiert, erfolgte die Lieferung der gedruckten Blätter erst 1774. Schon von Zeitgenossen wie Büsching und Möser wurde die Karte wegen der für ihre Zeit außergewöhnlich genauen Vermessung sehr gelobt. "Im Rahmen des für eine Generalkarte Geforderten bietet die sauber gestochene Karte wirklich Vorzügliches." (Prinz). Durch alte Faltung kurze Randeinrisse im weißen Papierrand, davon 2 bis ins Kartenbild, restauriert, 5 schwache bräunliche Flecken. Schönes Exemplar mit Grenzkolorit dieser dekorativen Karte.

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        Pianta Di Roma E Del Campo Marzo." Plan der Stadt. Kupfer von 4 Platten auf 3 Papierbögen gedruckt und zusammengesetzt

      von Giovanni Battista Piranesi um 1774. 121x70.5 cm. Gesamtgröße. H. - H. S. 87 - Wilton-Ely 1008 - Plan der Stadt, unten links eingesetzt kleiner Plan der antiken Stadt, seitlich und unten ausführliche Legende Nr. 1 - 402. Unten auf einer Steinplatte Widmung an Papst Clemens XIV. Piranesi schuf dies großartige Blatt als Ergänzung zur Ansichtenfolge "Vedute di Roma", interessant für den Betrachter ist auch die Nebeneinanderstellung des antiken und "modernen" Roms. Außergewöhnlich gut erhaltenes Exemplar dieser dekorativen Darstellung, lediglich 2 kl. Löcher in alter Faltung hinterlegt, alte Faltung mit einer Längs- und 2 Querfaltungen. Prachtvolles Blatt in großem Format. Exemplar aus einer Ausgabe um 1800 auf kräftigem Papier.

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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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        A New Voyage round the World, in the years 1768, 1769, 1770, and 1771

      New York,: James Rivington,, 1774.. Two volumes, octavo, with two folding engravings and a folding map; some general browning and staining as normal for American books of the period; modern binding of dark brown calf, old labels preserved on the spines. The important first American publication of Cook's first voyage. This is also the first American work to publish details of the Australian east coast, and the map is the first serious American depiction of a complete Australian continent.The book is rare on the market, remarkably few copies having appeared for sale in modern times, most of them imperfect or in less than satisfactory condition. American books of this period tend to survive in small numbers, invariably in poor state: this copy is in good condition. Some examples of the book contain lists of subscribers: there are two issues identified by differences in the list of subscribers while the third issue did not contain a list; there is none in this copy.The frontispiece to the first volume (perhaps the second too - it is unsigned) was engraved by the American folk hero Paul Revere not long before the famous Midnight Ride, the event that ensured his leap to fame. Revere (1734-1818) was a gold and silversmith who sometimes supplemented his income with other work. During the economic depression that preceded the Revolution he began to work as a dentist and also as an engraver, producing a number of book illustrations along with more ephemeral material, such as business cards and bills of fare.Very few accounts of Cook's three voyages were published in America before the end of the eighteenth century: this was the first, and just six more would follow. One of the reasons for this may have been the general availability of imported English publications, but as Holmes points out, from a broadside dated 26 March 1774, there was a good economic incentive for a local publication in this case: "Whosoever would purchase the English Edition of the late Voyage round the World... must give Three Guineas for it; which excessive price has engaged James Rivington's Proposing to the public, a complete edition of that work... for one dollar and a half...".Beddie, 656; Holmes, 9.

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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 ENDEAVOUR, DRAWN UP FROM HIS OWN JOURNAL, AND FORM THE PAPERS OF JOSEPH BANKS… VOL I (OF 2)

      NY: James Rivington. Good with no dust jacket. 1774. Hardcover. 18th Century; Maritime; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; [2], 17, [1], 4, [2], 260p pages; 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 Endeavour, Drawn up from his own Journal, and form the Papers of Joseph Banks… Vol I (of 2). Contemp leather. Covers scuffed, edgeworn, lacking eps and both plates though small part of folding map is present. Foxed, some stains. Upper blank margin of 2nd leaf roughly removed [list of subscribers], losses to printed area of pp67-68 amounting to a dozen words, the normal tears to printed area of a few dozen leaves, pencil sketches to rear flyleaf and inside of rear cover. Various old ink markings to title page. JCB Annuel Report for 1931, pp. 12-15; Sabin 30936; Evans 13324, Mitchell Library Cook 656; Holmes 9. (2) . Withal a rare and important American edition of Cook's first voyage. Rivington pirated this American edition to undercut the price of the London First Edition in the American market. .

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        Elevation of the North Front of Kenwood, towards the Court... Elevation of the South Front of Kenwood, towards the Gardens

      London: 5 February 1774. Engraving, by T. Miller (expert repairs to old fold touching image area). 26 1/2 x 36 1/2 inches. A fine architectural engraving of Kenwood House, in Hampstead, London, re-modelled in 1761- 1773, and now home to the Iveagh Bequest picture collection. Robert and his brother James Adam forever changed the face of British architecture by introducing innovative Classical design ideas. From 1754-57, Robert lived in Italy where he had a long productive friendship with Piranesi, which was inspirational for both men. Adam's first book, on Diocletian's palace in Dalmatia, is clearly very like the archaeological investigations Piranesi was making at the same time of similar ruins. Piranesi's friendship and passion for Roman Classicism were seminal influences on Adam, and the greatest single factor, other than his own talent, in the work Adam produced on his return to England. Upon his return, the brothers launched their career by building the Adelphi from the Thames to the Strand in London, which although not a commercial success at the time, included one of London's most cherished buildings, the Adlephi Theatre. Together, the Adam brothers designed and built some of the most famous buildings in England, including such bastions of English architecture as Kenwood House, Keddlestone Manor, and Syon House. To the interiors of their English country houses, the Adams brought wonderful ornamental elements in niches, lunettes, festoons and reliefs. Their classically designed buildings were so numerous in London that they changed the prevailing feel of the city and established their brand of neo-Classicism as the model of elegance and importance. It is asserted that the brothers originated the concept of the uniform facade attached to the typical English row house, an architectural device that distinguishes London buildings. This monumental contribution is evidenced in the Adams' designs for Portland Place and Fitzroy Square, and these were used as architectural models for the whole city. The brothers brought their talents into other areas by designing furniture to complement their beautiful interiors and by creating and publishing a treatise of design entitled 'Works in Architecture'. The work was published in three volumes over an extended span of time, beginning in 1773, with the final volume being published posthumously in 1822. Cf. Brunet I.47; cf. Lowndes I, p.8.

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        Design of the Ceiling of Lady Bute's Dressing Room

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

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

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

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        RISTRETTO DELLO STATO DELLA DIOCESI DI CANARIA

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

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

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

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