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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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      [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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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        FRANKLIN (Benjamin) Of the Stilling of Waves by means of Oil. Extracted from Sundry Letters between Benjamin Franklin,

      [title continues] William Brownrigg, and the Reverend Mr. Farish, First Edition, pp.445-460 in the complete volume for 1774, vol 64, of The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, x, 522pp, small quarto, a very good copy, bound in early 20th two-colour buckram, neat library uninked blindstamp on title, with 13 [of 15] fine extending copper engraved plates London, [The Royal Society], 1769. * "In 1757 Benjamin Franklin was sent to London by the Pennsylvania Assembly. During the first part of his journey Franklin was on a ship that was part of a fleet of 96 sail bound against Louisbourg on Cape Breton Island which was still in the hands of the French. Looking out over the sea he observed the wakes of two of the ships to be remarkably smooth, while all the others were ruffled by the wind. He asked the captain, who told him that the cooks had probably been just emptying their greasy water. The captain thought it a fairly stupid question, as this was common knowledge among seamen. According to what he later confessed to William Brownrigg it was this experience that prompted Franklin to carry out his own experiments: "In my own mind I at first slighted his [the captain's] solution, tho' I was not able to think of another. But recollecting what I had formerly read in Pliny, I resolved to make some experiment of the effect of oil on water, when I should have opportunity." During his long stay in England he found plenty of opportunity. The most significant occasion occurred in the summer of 1772, when Franklin and his close friend John Pringle on their way to Scotland paid a visit to William Brownrigg who lived in Ormathwaite in the English Lake District. The three of them went to nearby Derwent Water, where Franklin demonstrated the wave-stilling effect of a little oil which he had the habit of taking with him, whenever he went into the country, in the upper hollow joint of his bamboo cane, with which he might repeat the experiment as opportunity should offer. The significance of this experiment is not that the waves of Derwent Water were effectively stilled by Franklin's oil but that the Reverend James Farish could not believe his ears when he heard an account of this event. It is Farish's incredulity that ultimately led to the account published in the Philosophical Transactions. Farish wrote a letter to Brownrigg assuring him that he would be glad to have an authentic account of the Derwent experiment. Brownrigg forwarded this letter to Franklin on January 27, 1773. Franklin responded on November 7, 1773 with an elaborate account of the effects of oil on water. Brownrigg read this account to a meeting of the Royal Society on June 2, 1774. Shortly afterwards it was published in the Philosophical Transactions [the present paper]." - Joost Mertens 'The honour of Dutch seamen: Benjamin Franklin's theory of oil on troubled waters and its epistemological aftermath'. Bound with 48 further papers, FULL LIST SENT ON REQUEST. * Other papers include: WILSON (Alexander) Observations on the Solar Spots, ibid, pp.1-30; HUNTER (John) An Account of Certain Receptacles of Air, in Birds, Which Communicate with the Lungs, and are Lodged Both among the Fleshy Parts and in the Hollow Bones of Those Animals, ibid, pp.205-213; DARWIN (D.) Experiments on Animal Fluids in the Exhausted Receiver, ibid, pp.344-349; HENLY (William) RONAYNE (Thomas) An Account of Some New Experiments in Electricity, Containing, 1. An Enquiry Whether Vapour be a Conductor of Electricity. 2. Some Experiments, to Ascertain the Direction of the Electric Matter, in the Discharge of the Leyden Bottle: With a New Analysis of the Leyden Bottle. 3. Experiments on the Lateral Explosion, in the Discharge of the Leyden Bottle. 4. The Description, and Use, of a New Prime-Conductor. 5. Miscellaneous Experiments, Made Principally in the Years 1771 and 1772. 6. Experiments and Observations on the Electricity of Fogs, &c. in Pursuance of Those Made by Thomas Ronayne, Esq; With a Plan of an Electrical Journal, &c. By William Henly, F. R. S., ibid. pp.389-431.

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        Försök till ett landskaps beskrifning, uti en berättelse om Tuna läns, Sefwedes och Aspelands häraders fögderie, uti Calmar höfdinge döme, af samma fögderies häradsfogde.

      Kalmar, (L. Lindeblads änka), 1774. 8:o. Extra grav. titelblad,(16),550,(2 blanka) s. & 1 utvikbar grav. karta. Nött samtida hfrbd med upphöjda bind och mörkbrunt infärgat titelfält. Stänkta snitt. Ryggen naggad överst. Ngt snedläst. Inlagan med spridda småfläckar, samtida förstrykningar och enstaka marginalnoteringar. Några tråkiga fläckar i nedre marginalen på s. 120-21 och mindre fuktfläckar på sina håll i den övre marginalen. Försättsbladet med en anteckning daterad Låckebo den 19 oktober 1777 att boken är en gåva från författaren till C. Tilléus.. Warmholtz Bibliotheca historica Sueo-Gothica 475. Setterwall Svensk historisk bibliografi 5947. Cappelin Anteckningar till en småländsk bibliografi s. 20. Kartan, signerad And. Löfman, avbildar "Hultsfreds slätt och planen deromkring". Crælius framhäver i sitt förord att han med sitt arbete "väckt den slummrande frågan om wattuminskningen", en fråga som "de enfaldige icke begripa, och de lärde gärna gå tyst förbi". Det finns ett Lockebo vid Jönköping och ett annat utanför Oskarshamn

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        Voyages autour du Monde entrepris par Ordre de sa Majesté Britannique, actuellement regnante, Pour faire des Découvertes dans L'Hémisphère Austral. Exécutés successivement par le Chef d'Escadre Byron, les Capitaines Wallis, Carteret & Cook, dans les Vaisseaux Le Dauphin, L'Hirondelle & L'Endeavour. Redigés par Jean Hawkesworth sur les Journaux tenus par les divers Commandans, & d'apres les papiere de Mr. Joseph Banks...Traduit de L'Anglois (Par Suard). 4 vols. Amsterdam, Rotterdam, E. van Harrevelt, Henry Beman, 1774.

      4to. Bound in 4 cont. full mottled calf. 6 raised bands, gilt titlelabels. Backs a little rubbed, some cracking to leather along hinges, but covers not detached. Corners bumped. Ocasionally somewhat brownspotted, a few tears in plates (no loss). A few corners dampstained. With all 4 halftitles. (8),XXXII,388 - (6),536 - (6),394 - VIII,367,(3) pp. and 52 engraved plates, mostly large and folded, among these are 28 folded maps. (all).. First French edition of Cooke's first travel, a title-issue identical with the Paris-edition from the same year, only with a different titlepage and a printed Privilege in Dutch for the Dutch publisher. It is the 4to-edition, not one of the 8vo -editions published the same year. - Sabin 30941

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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.

      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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        Anleitung zu der Pflanzenkenntnis und derselben nützlichen Anwendung. Mit hundert illuminirten Tafeln.

      Zürich, Verlag des Waysenhauses, 1774 -(77). Folio. Bound in cont. marbled boards. Gilt lettering on back. The marbled paper over boards as well as back and edges in some places torn, especially spine and corners. Kept in a fine morocco-backed box. Title-page with a large engraved vignette. (4), 129, (1) pp., 2 engraved plates (Tab. A+B) with 58 hand-coloured illustrations to Linné (C.L.J. Gesneri delin - Bullinger sculpsit) and 100 wood-cut plates (with 101 illustrations of plants (plate 47 verso with an illustr.). All in fine original hand-colouring. Printed on good paper, internally fine and clean.. First (and only) edition of Schinz's reissue of 101 plates from Leonhart Fuch's "De Historia Stirpium", Basel 1542, a work which marks the birth of botanical illustration and perhaps the most celebrated and most beautiful herbal ever published. The selection by Schinz of 101 illustrations from Fuch's work (containing 512 plates) was printed with the original wood-blocks, which Schinz borrowed from Chorherr Gessner, in the possession of whom they were to be found. In talking about the girls and boys from the "Waysenhaus" colouring the plates, Schinz said (in the Vorrede): "Ich freute mich, da mir der Gedanke glücklicher Weise beyfil, dass mein Oheim Hr. Doctor und Chorherr Gessner die ganze Sammlung der Holzformen von den Pflanzenhistorie des Herrn Leonhard Fuchsen besitze, und dass diese zu einem Versuche in dieser projectirten Beschäftigung dienen könnten." In this way the plates are original, the prints taken from the original blocks (Originalstöchen) and hand-coloured in the years 1774-77. "The plates established the requisites of botanical illustration - virisimilitude in form and habit, and accuracy of significent detail." (A.G. Morton)."Fuch's plates in particular played a curious but important part in the development of systematic botany owing to the fact that they were extensively pirated and appeared in very many works during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, and even later." (A.G. Morton)."Far more impressive in appearance, though less sensitive in execution, is the great folio herbal, De Stirpium, of Leonhart Fuchs, published in Basle in 1542. With its hundreds of full-page illustrations of plants, it deservedly ranks as the first of that long line of monumental flower-books which during the last four hundred years have poured from the printing-presses of Europe. Many other fine herbals - those for instance of the Italian Matthioli - were issued during the sixteenth century, but none was quite so lavishly illustrated." (Wilfrid Blunt in Great Flower Books p. 27). - Nissen No 1761 - Hunt No 640. Dibner No 19 (Fuchs) - Printing a. The Mind of Man No 69 (Fuchs)

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        The Naturalist's and Traveller's Companion, Containing Instructions for Collecting & Preserving Objects of Natural History and for promoting enquiries after Human Knowledge in General. [bound with] HARRIS, Moses. The English Lepidoptera: or, the Aurelian's Pocket Companion: Containing a Catalogue of upward of [400] Moths and Butterflies...

      London: Printed for E. & C. Dilly 1774 [and] Printed for J. Robson 1775. . Two works bound in one volume, second and first editions respectively, 8vo, xvi, 89, (1, 8 Index), xv, (2), 66, (1) pp. With a hand coloured frontispiece and engraved title to the first work showing 7 insects, and one hand coloured plate in the second work showing sections of a butterfly. Brown staining to the lower margin of a few leaves at the end of the first work and title of the second, one leaf torn and repaired in the second work, bookplate of Lettsom's biographer, James Johnston Abraham, bound in modern quarter calf over old marbled boards, restoration to corners also. Two attractive 18th century Natural History works with emphasis on entomology, the first being a general guide for collection and arrangement, the second an expert index of specimens. Wellcome III p504 (first work). Freeman 2229, 1557.

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        Beskrivelse over Statuen til Hest, som det Asiatiske Compagnie har helliget til Kong Frederik den Femtes Ære; Tilligemed De Maskiners som have tient til dette Ære=Mindes Forflyttelse....Description de la Statue Equestre...Beschreibung der Statüe zu Pferde...

      Kbhvn., Lars Nielsen Svare, 1774. Folio. Ubeskåret i samtidigt blankt karton. Ryg med rifter. På skrivepapir. Kobberstukket frontisp. med rytterstatuen, stukket af A. Heckel. 3 titelblade (dansk, fransk, tysk), dedikationsblad, 40 pp. (3-spaltet tekst på dansk, fransk, tysk) samt 8 dobbeltsidede kobberstukne plancher, stukket af Haas efter tegninger af Butty, som viser det indviklede maskineri hvormed man anbragte statuen på soklen.. Asiatisk Kompagni kaldte Sally til København for at udføre arbejdet med statuen, et arbejde som tog 17 år. Om Haas' plancher skriver Styhr "bedre faglige illustrationsstik findes ikke herhjemme". Berlin, Kat. Ornamentst., 3629

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