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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        [Tio tal i vetenskapsakademien 1774-1776.]

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

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

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

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

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

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        Letters Written by the Late Right Honourable Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield, to His Son, Philip Stanhope, ESQ., Late Envoy Extraordinary at the Court of Dresden:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Oeuvres philosophiques. Nouvelle edition, corrigée & augmentée.

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

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        Autograph letter signed

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

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        Tarsis et Zèlie

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

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

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

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

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

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        Fru Hedvig Charlotta Nordenflychts utvalda arbeten.

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

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        Fru Hedvig Charlotta Nordenflychts Utvalda Arbeten.

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

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        Veduta degli avanzi superiori delle Terme di Diocleziano.

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

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        Miscellaneous and Fugitive Pieces

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

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        Le Marche aux herbes á Amsterdam / (The Herb Market in Amsterdam)

      1774. Engraving. Proof before letters. Printed on watermarked laid paper. In excellent condition with the exception of being trimmed within the platemark on all sides. Two very light waterstains on bottom edge of sheet. 19 ½ x 17 inches. 23 1/16 x 18 5/16 inches. This captivating print is a rare proof impression of Francois Anne David's celebrated print depicting a bustling herb market in Amsterdam. Francois Anne David was a highly regarded engraver working in Paris at the close of the eighteenth century. Born in 1741, David garnered a reputation as a talented portrait engraver. He was the master of J. P. Lebas and a regular exhibitor at the Paris Salon from 1802 to 1819. He was an esteemed member of the Academy in Rouen and in Berlin, and his prints can be found in some the most noted European museums. This delightful genre scene is regarded as one of his finest engravings. From the collection of Frederic R. Halsey, a famous New York print collector, who was active during the latter part of the 19th century. Benezit, Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs; Lugt, Les Marques de Collections 1308.

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

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

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

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

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        Del giuoco dell?ombre.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Självporträtt i blå barett.

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

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

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

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

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

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        Letters Written by the Late Right Honourable Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield, to his Son, Philip Stanhope, Esq; Late Envoy Extraordinary at the Court of Dresden: Together with several other pieces on various Subjects

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

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

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

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

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

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        Scienza della natura generale.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Experiments and Observations on Electricity,

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

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

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

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