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        Système social ou principes de la morale et de la politique. Avec un examen de l'influence du gouvernement sur les moeurs.

      - Londres [= Amsterdam, M.-M. Rey?], 1774. 3 vols en 1. 210-176-167 pp. Basane marbrée, dos à nerfs doré avec pièce de titre maroquin, dentelles dorées. (feuilles de garde un peu bruni) Cioranescu 34061. Vercruysse 1774.A6.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Brinkman, since 1954 / ILAB]
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        The Works of C Churchill

      London - John Churchill, 1774 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A collection of works by Charles Churchill. Churchill was an English poet and satirist. The fifth edition. Complete in four volumes. In the personal binding of General Lambert Richard Loveday, a General in the Bengal army. Frontispiece to volume I and engraved vignette title page of Panto volumes I, II and III. Churchill wrote satires on a range of subjects. Rosciad to volume I describes the faults of various actors and actresses on the London stage in a competition judged by Shakespeare and Jonson. Condition: In full calf bindings with gilt stamping to spines and board edges. Crest to boards is that of General Lambert Loveday. Small amount of rubbing to the joints and to the spines. A few spots to boards. Prior owner's bookplate to front pastedown, General Lambert Loveday. Another prior owner's bookplate to recto of front endpaper to volume I, Douglas Grant. Internally, all volumes are firmly bound. Pages are generally bright. Slightoffsetting to endpapers. Prior owner's pencil notations to the first few pages of volume IV. Ribbon bookmarks present to most volumes. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        50 [Fünfzig] biblische Geschichte[n] des alten Testamentes in Kupfer geä[t]zt.

      Winterthur, Heinrich Steiner 1774. - Vgl. Lonchamp, Manuel du Bibliophile suisse 2626a; Rümann, 18. Jhdt. 1012 (hier 60 biblische Geschichte. Ebenda 1774). In keiner Bibliothek und uns zugänglicher Bibliographie nachweisbare Variante mit 50 (recte 52) Illustrationen. - Bilderbibel für Kinder des Schweizer Malers und Radierers Johann Rudolph Schellenberg (1740-1806) der seiner Zeit zu den bedeutendsten Illustratoren zählte und als einer der wichtigsten Schweizer Radierer des 18. Jahrhunderts gilt. Enthält 52 Illustrationen zu alttestamentlichen Geschichten, die alle mit einem kurzen Text erläutert sind. Der ungenannte Verfasser der Texte ist der Schweizer Philosoph, Schriftsteller und Theologe Johann Caspar Lavater (1741-1801), zu dessen `Physiognomischen Fragmenten` S. auch die Illustrationen schuf. Im Vergleich zu dem im selben Jahr erschienenen Exemplar mit 60 Abbildungen ohne die Illustrationen: Joas und Athalia, Manasses, Der zerstörte Tempel zu Jerusalem, Daniel in der Löwengrube, Nebucadnezar und drey Israeliten, Jonas und der Wallfisch, Hiob und Tobias. - 1779 erschien ein weiterer Teil zum Neuen Testament. (Vgl. Huber S. M., Für die Jugend lehrreicher. Der religionspädagogische Wandel des Bildes des Kindes in Schweizer Bilderbibeln in der zweiten Hälfte des 18. Jahrhunderts. S.363 ff.). Illustr., gest. Titel, 1 Bl. (Vorbericht), 52 ungez., einseit. bedr. Bll. mit je 1 halbseit. Kupferstich-Illustr. Stummer Halbleinenbd. des 19. Jhdts. m. marmor. Deckelbezügen und umseit. Farbschnitt. Kl. Bibl.etik. auf Rü. Titelbl. etw. angeschmutzt u. vollständig hinterlegt, einzelne Bll. im Falz zum Teil fachmänn. verstärkt, im Text durchgeh. etw. stockfl. u. z. Tl. abgegriffen. - Die Kupfer in schönen, kräftigen Abzügen. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La fisica degli alberi in cui si tratta dell'anatomia delle piante e dell'economia vegetabile per servire d'introduzione al Trattato completo dei Boschi e delle Selve: con una Dissertazione intorno al vantaggio, che si ritrae dai metodi della Botanica; ed una spiegazione dei termini propri di questa Scienza, e che si adoperano nel governo dei Boschi e delle Selve. Opera abbellita di figure in rame

      Stamperia di Carlo Palese, 1774. Prima edizione italiana di questo importante trattato, edito in francese a Parigi presso Guerin & Delatour nel 1758. Il testo è illustrato da 49 (sulle 50 originali: manca la tav.2 del Libro V) splendide tavole ripiegate incise in rame e inserite a fine volume (28 nel primo e 21 nel secondo). Il secondo volume di chiude con un amplissima "Spiegazione di molti termini di Botanica e d'Agricoltura, di quelli particolarmente che si adoperano nei lavori e nel governo dei Boschi e delle Selve" In ottavo

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

      London: Printed by W. Bowyer and J. Nichols, for J. Nourse, 1774. First edition. 4to. viii, 253, (1) pp. Recent half speckled calf over marbled boards, spine with raised bands, gilt lettered black title label, the author's name lettered direct below, early 19th century label of the Halifax Circulating Library preserved to the front pastedown, beneath this the later label of the Halifax Literary and Philosophical Society Library,"A very instructive Book" in an early hand beneath the letterpress to the half title. 3 maps, 12 plates and 11 tables, all folding. Two tears without loss to the frontispiece map, one repaired, the map lifting from the linen backing, else a very good copy.

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        Catalogue des Tableaux, Peintures à gouache, Miniatures, Desseins, Estampes, Medailles, Sculptures, Bronzes, Ivoires, Porcelaines et autres Effets, provenants du Cabinet de Monsieur van Schorel…dont la Vente se fera…le 7 Juin 1774 et jours suivants

      427, [1] pp. 8vo, cont. pink sheep-backed marbled boards (corners a bit worn), spine lettered in gilt. Antwerp: J. Grangé, [1774].Van Schorel, seigneur de Wilryck (1716-73), served as mayor of Antwerp. He was actively involved in the artistic life of the city and in the early 1740s played an important role in the reorganization and financial support of the city's Academie voor Schoone Kunsten. Van Schorel formed one of the largest gatherings of Rubens's oil sketches in the southern Netherlands in the eighteenth century. His splendid art collection featured twenty-eight paintings by Rubens. 202 lots of paintings, 88 lots of gouache paintings, 535 lots of drawings (many with numerous items in the lots), 1249 lots of prints (some quite large), 695 lots of prints by Rubens, 311 lots of medals, and 421 lots of sculpture, curiosities, minerals, scientific instruments, porcelains, etc., etc.This copy has been priced throughout in a contemporary hand. A leaf has been bound-in at the end with totals of each section in a contemporary hand.Fine copy. Louvain University stamp (with release) on verso of title and on final leaf. Bookplate of Charles van Herck of Antwerp.❧ Lugt 2299.

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        Catalogue des Tableaux, Peintures à gouache, Miniatures, Desseins, Estampes, Medailles, Sculptures, Bronzes, Ivoires, Porcelaines et autres Effets, provenants du Cabinet de Monsieur van Schorel?dont la Vente se fera?le 7 Juin 1774 et jours suivants

      - 427, [1] pp. 8vo, cont. pink sheep-backed marbled boards (corners a bit worn), spine lettered in gilt. Antwerp: J. Grangé, [1774]. Van Schorel, seigneur de Wilryck (1716-73), served as mayor of Antwerp. He was actively involved in the artistic life of the city and in the early 1740s played an important role in the reorganization and financial support of the city's Academie voor Schoone Kunsten. Van Schorel formed one of the largest gatherings of Rubens's oil sketches in the southern Netherlands in the eighteenth century. His splendid art collection featured twenty-eight paintings by Rubens. 202 lots of paintings, 88 lots of gouache paintings, 535 lots of drawings (many with numerous items in the lots), 1249 lots of prints (some quite large), 695 lots of prints by Rubens, 311 lots of medals, and 421 lots of sculpture, curiosities, minerals, scientific instruments, porcelains, etc., etc. This copy has been priced throughout in a contemporary hand. A leaf has been bound-in at the end with totals of each section in a contemporary hand. Fine copy. Louvain University stamp (with release) on verso of title and on final leaf. Bookplate of Charles van Herck of Antwerp. ? Lugt 2299. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Catalogue des Tableaux, Peintures à gouache, Miniatures, Desseins, Estampes, Medailles, Sculptures, Bronzes, Ivoires, Porcelaines et autres Effets, provenants du Cabinet de Monsieur van Schorel…dont la Vente se fera…le 7 Juin 1774 et jours suivants

      427, [1] pp. 8vo, cont. pink sheep-backed marbled boards (corners a bit worn), spine lettered in gilt. Antwerp: J. Grangé, [1774]. Van Schorel, seigneur de Wilryck (1716-73), served as mayor of Antwerp. He was actively involved in the artistic life of the city and in the early 1740s played an important role in the reorganization and financial support of the city's Academie voor Schoone Kunsten. Van Schorel formed one of the largest gatherings of Rubens's oil sketches in the southern Netherlands in the eighteenth century. His splendid art collection featured twenty-eight paintings by Rubens. 202 lots of paintings, 88 lots of gouache paintings, 535 lots of drawings (many with numerous items in the lots), 1249 lots of prints (some quite large), 695 lots of prints by Rubens, 311 lots of medals, and 421 lots of sculpture, curiosities, minerals, scientific instruments, porcelains, etc., etc. This copy has been priced throughout in a contemporary hand. A leaf has been bound-in at the end with totals of each section in a contemporary hand. Fine copy. Louvain University stamp (with release) on verso of title and on final leaf. Bookplate of Charles van Herck of Antwerp. ❧ Lugt 2299.

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        JOURNAL DU SECOND VOYAGE DU CAPITAINE COOK, sur les vaisseaux La Resolution & L'Aventure; Entrepris par ordre de S. M. Britannique, dans les annees 1774 & 1775.

      Amsterdam, et se trouve a Paris chez Pissot et Nyon, 1777. FIRST FRENCH EDITION OF THE FIRST FULL ACCOUNT OF COOK'S SECOND VOYAGE. 1777, translated by De Freville from the 1775 London printing. 8vo, approximately 200 x 125 mm, 8 x 5 inches, large folding engraved map at rear showing the routes of the two ships, plus an EXTRA ADDED MAP placed before the half-title "Part of the Tropical discoveries of the Resolution Sloop, Captain Cook 1774, the revised issue". taken from the Gentleman's Magazine 1776. Pages: half-title and title page, [1] xix, [1], 1-546, bound in full contemporary French mottled calf, gilt title to spine, floral gilt decoration between raised bands to spine, marbled edges and endpapers. Slight rubbing to binding, upper hinge beginning to crack but covers holding firmly, occasional pale foxing, a few pages lightly age-browned, 1 page has pin hole affecting 1 letter, easily understood, small pale brown spot to last 2 pages, short closed tear to 1 lower margin neatly repaired not affecting text, Victor Froussard's name on a small label mounted at top of half-title and his name stamped in ink. Binding tight and firm, a very good copy. John Marra's book first appeared anonymously in England in 1775. It was the first full account published of Cook's second voyage and was a first hand account as Marra was an Irish gunner on the Resolution. It contained many observations and incidents which did not appear in the official account which appeared 18 months later. It contained an account of the Adventure's time on the Tasmanian coast and It also contained the first printed account of the Antarctic based on actual observation, the Resolution having crossed the Antarctic circle at 3 points. See The Parsons Collection of Rare Pacific Voyage Books, Part 1, No. 107; Beddie, Bibliography of Captain James Cook, page 234 No 1272. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        1774 Boston Port Act: The First of the Intolerable Acts

      William Strahan, London 1774 - The first law passed by the British government in response to the Boston Tea Party, was the punishing Boston Port Act, on March 31, 1774. It begins: "An Act to discontinue, in such Manner, and for such Time as are therein mentioned, the landing and discharging, lading or shipping, of Goods, Wares, and Merchandise, at the Town, and within the Harbour, of Boston, in the Province of Massachusetts Bay in North America." The entire Act is printed in a bold black-letter font. With title page, and comprises p-515 - 522; complete. (pp517 and 520 misnumbered 417 and 420 respectively) A most historic Act.and marked a point of no return for the coming conflict. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Orphée et Euridice. Tragédie. Opera en trois actes. Opéra en trois actes. Dédiée à la Reine. Par Monsieur le chevalier Gluck. Représentée pour la première fois par l\'Académie Royale de Musique, le mardi, 2 aoust, 1774. Les parolles sont de Mr. Moline. Gravée par Madame Lobry. 1er acte gravé par le Sr. Huguet.

      Paris, (Lemarchand 1774). 3 Bll. (Titel, Widmung, Widmungsgedicht), 217 S. Noten und 1 Bl. \"Catalogue des Ouvrages\" (alles gestochen). Lederband d. Zt. 34 x 26,5 cm. Erste französische Ausgabe. - Hirsch II, 285; Eitner IV, 286; RISM G 2852; Wotquenne 212; Clement 820; Schnapper 386; Hopkinson 41A; Sonneck 57; Towers 473. - Umgearbeitete Fassung des erstmals 1762 in Wien aufgeführten Werkes, mit dem Gluck und sein Librettist, Ranieri de\' Calzabigi, den Versuch unternahmen, die italienische Oper zu reformieren. Die vorliegende Fassung, die länger ist als die ursprüngliche, passt das Werk an die Konventionen der französischen Oper an: \"Umänderung der Titelrolle für Tenor, Ausweitung der Ballettszenen, Straffung des Rezitativs, Bereicherung der Instrumentation, Erweiterung der Nebenrollen; die stellenweise spürbare Wandlung des Operngeistes ergab sich dabei gleichsam als Nebenprodukt\" (MGG V, 369). Das Libretto erstellte Pierre Louis Moline nach Calzabigi. - Über die Verlegerangabe Lemarchand ist ein Etikett montiert: \"A Paris, chez Bonjour, professeur, éditeur, et marchand de musique, rue St Honorée près celle du Roule n°273... il loue, vend, et achète tout espèces d\'instruments, tient aussi des cordes de Naples et d\'Allemagne, pour piano. harpe, violon, base, et généralement tout ce qui concerne la lutherie et la musique...\" - Einband bestoßen und etwas fleckig, Fehlstelle am oberen Rückenende. Decken etwas beschabt, Gelenke berieben. Innen recht sauberes Exemplar; am oberen weißen Rand mit unauffälligem kl. Nadelstich, 2 Bll, seitlich verkürzt. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung

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        Histoire philosophique et politique des établissemens & du commerce des Européens dans les deux Indes. (2e édition). + F.BERNARD. Analyse de l'histoire philosophique et politique etc.

      - La Haye, Gosse fils, 1774 & Leyde, J. Murray, 1775. 7 & 1 tome en 4 volumes. in-8. Av.portrait (par De la Rue d'après Cochin), 7 planches & 4 cartes dépl. Demi-veau, dos à nerfs dorés, pièces de titre et de tomaison maroquin. (plats frottés, coupes tres frottées; exemplaire tres frais) / Half-calf with morocco title-pieces. (Sides rubbed, board edges seriously chafed; a very fresh copy w. the ex-libris of Fr.Chr.Exter on upper paste-down). The octavo-edition of this well-known history of colonization and indictment of the treatment of indigenous peoples of the East Indies and the Americas, to which many 'philosophes' , and Diderot in particular, have collaborated. "Cet ouvrage, publié dè 1771 et qui a eu, dit-on, plus de cinquante contre façons,dont plusieurs sont antérieures à 1780, a été supprimé par arrêt du conseil le 19 décembre 1779."(Peignot, Dictionnaire des livres condamnés au feu, II/71 (sur Raynal). François Bernard was a French refugee in Leiden, partisan of the anti-Orange, patriote, faction: "Un étranger fugitif qui, pour se dérober aux poursuites de ses parens, s'est refugié à Leyde, ou il vit du fruit de quelques leçons d'Arithmétique et de largesses Consistoriales", according to an adversary (NNBW.III/100-101). He cites Raynal's opinions and refutes them: "Je n'ai extrait qu'une petite partie des textes dont la fausseté, l'absurdité, j'ose dire l'impiété, sont frappantes. Le lecteur religieux qui voidroit en avoir un plus grand nombre,n'a qu'à prendre le livre, l'ouvrir au hazard; il seroit difficile qu'il ne rencontrât pas." (Avertissement) Cioranescu 52348 & Cioranescu 11366 (Bernard). Barbier I/165 (Bernard)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Brinkman, since 1954 / ILAB]
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        Bell's Edition of Shakespeare's Plays : As they are now performed at the Theatre Royal in London.with notes critical and illustrative, by the authors of the Dramatic Censor. In nine volumes

      John Bell and C. Etherington 1774, London and York - In 9 volumes. Contemporary full calf. Gilt panels to spines with leather title and volume labels. Various damage to spines, some volumes lacking labels, with wear to spine ends and along spine edges. Marbled endpapers. Engraved title and frontis to each play. Text generally clean. One section loose. All bindings firm.

      [Bookseller: Stephen Foster - ABA ILAB & PBFA]
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        Trattato della cataratta. del glaucoma, e dell'amaurosi.

      Napoli, Antonio Cervone, 1774, legatura in piena pergamena coeva, tassello al dorso (con piccola mancanza) pp. 286 con due tavole incise, su un solo foglio ripiegato. Tradizione italiana del trattato scritto e pubblicato nel 1713 e che costituisce la terza parte delle"Istituzioni chirurgiche" di Lorenzo Heister(o) (1683 - 1758) . Verrà poi ripubblicato a parte, Venezia, dieci anni dopo.

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        Miscellaneous Pieces, in Prose.

      Printed by James Magee ., Belfast 1774 - Sole edition of Devotional Pieces, consisting of Anna Laetitia's essay 'On Devotional Taste' in which she sets out her controversial view of devotion as a taste or sensation, followed by 96 re-workings of the psalms. The essay is dedicated to her father, John Aikin, professor of divinity at the Warrington Academy.It is bound here after the first Irish edition of Miscellaneous Pieces, first published by Johnson in 1773. This collection of ten jointly-authored pieces includes essays on comedy, science and monastic institutions. 'One, "On romances", an imitation of Samuel Johnson, earned his praise; another, 'Against inconsistency in our expectations', was admired for its ethical argument and stylistic elegance' (Oxford DNB). pp. [4], 107.[bound with:] [BARBAULD, Anna Laetitia]. Devotional pieces, compiled from the Psalms and the Book of Job: to which are prefixed, Thoughts on the Devotional Taste, on Sects, and on Establishments. London: Printed for J. Johnson . 1775. pp. [1]; [8], 1922 works bound together, 8vo (182 × 98 mm), contemporary calf, red morocco spine label; slightly rubbed but a very nice copy. [Miscellaneous Pieces: ESTC lists a number of copies in the British Isles but only one (Penn State) in the US; not in Jackson;Rothschild 18; Devotional Pieces: Jackson, p. 36.] [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Les campagnes de Duguay-Trouin

      - 4 pl., 1 carte, 10 pl., 12 Paris, chez le Sieur le Gouaz, s.d (1774), in-folio, 4 pl, 1 carte, 10 pl, 12 pp, ii d'explications des termes de marine, Demi-veau à coin, dos à 5 nerfs orné, tête dorée, Première édition. Exemplaire enrichi d'un envoi d'un officier au commandant Donval (1881-1957), au nom des "officiers profondément reconnaissants des deux belles années de campagne qu'ils lui doivent et heureux de les avoir accomplis sous ses ordres", daté du 1er janvier 1936. Ozanne, membre adjoint de l'Académie de Marine, chargé de travaux au bureau des ingénieurs géographes de la guerre et dessinateur de marine, est l'auteur de nombreux ouvrages sur le sujet, dont l'ensemble forme un témoignage rigoureux sur la marine de son temps. De fait, il n'est pas étonnant qu'il consacre un ouvrage au corsaire français Duguay-Trouin, lieutenant général des armées navales, commandeur de l'armée royale et militaire de Saint-Louis, dont les campagnes sont parmi les plus belles de l'histoire navale française. Dans l'avertissement de cet ouvrage entièrement gravé d'après les dessins de Nicolas Ozanne par Jeanne-Françoise et par Yves Le Gouaz, il est expliqué que les illustrations sont plus efficaces et plus "utiles" que les écrits "qui exigent une tension fatigante pour se représenter les choses". Ainsi les différentes campagnes de Duguay-Trouin sont ici conceptualisées par l'iconographie. L'illustration se compose d'une carte sur laquelle sont indiqués les lieux des combats (d'après le texte des mémoires du capitaine de 1740), qui renvoie aux planches, très détaillées et d'une grande finesse. Trou de vers en haut des pages sans atteinte au texte ni aux planches. Reliure frottée. Coins et mors émoussés. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The origin of printing: in two essays: I. The substance of Dr. Middleton's Dissertation on the origin of printing in England. II. Mr. Meerman's account of the invention of the art. An appendix is annexed, 1. On the first-printed Greek books. 2. On the first-printed Hebrew books, with observations on some modern Editions; and a collation, from Walton's Polyglott, of a remarkable Passage, as printed in Kings and Chronicles. 3. On the early polyglotts.

      London: printed for W. Bowyer & J. Nichols, 1774. 8vo (21 cm; 8.25"). xvi, 144, [2] pp. First edition of Bowyer's rewriting of Middleton's Dissertation on the Origin of Printing in England and Meerman's Origines typographicae: Bowyer was assisted by Dr. Owen and Mr. Missy.    In his dissertation on the history of printing in England (first edition 1734–35), Dr. Middleton argued the then unpopular opinion that William Caxton was the first to bring the printing press to England. That work is accompanied here by Gerard Meerman's essay on the appearance of printing in Harlem and Mentz, each with intelligent commentary by printers W. Bowyer and John Nichols. Also present are three short appendices on early Greek, Hebrew, and polyglot books.    An early user has added a note "By W. Bowyer" to the title-page; there is also evidence of a torn out leaf (M4), although pagination and content match catalogued and digitized copies.    Provenance: From the library of American collector Albert A. Howard (sans indicia).         ESTC N10660; Bigmore & Wyman, Bibliography of Printing, p. 74. 19th-century half speckled calf and mottled paper, spine lettered and ruled in gilt, covers with gilt rolls along edges of calf; gently rubbed at corners and moderately along joints. Note and torn edge as above with three textual corrections in an earlier hand and one word in green ink, two very small marginal stains, light age-toning. => Bookish content in a neat copy.

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        A Selection of D'Arnaud's Works.

      83 - Paris- Chez Delalain, 1774 Book. VERY GOOD INDEED. Hardcover. First edition.. A selection of works by Francois-Thomas-Marie de Baculard d'Arnaud. In a lovely original binding. The works are several different editions bound across three volumes. The works present are the following: 1. Volume I of Nouvelles Historiques, First Edition (1774)2. Anne Bell, Nouvelle Anglaise (1772), Selicourt Nouvelle (1769), Sidney et Volsan Histoire anglaise (1770), Sargines Nouvelle First Edition (1772)3. Zenothemis Anecdote Marseilloise (1773), Suite Des Epreuves Du Sentiment Tome Troisieme Duexieme Anecdote (1774), Suite Des Epreuves Du Sentiment Tome Troisieme, Troisieme Anecdote(1775), Suite Des Epreuves DuSentiment Tome Troisieme Quatrieme Anecdote (1775), D'Almanzi Anecdote Francaise,To volume III D'Almanzi is lacking its separate title page, otherthan this allworks to these volumes havetheir own title pages. With thirteen plates across all volumes and numerous vignettes. Francois-Thomas-Marie de Baculard d'Arnaud was a French writer anddramatist. Condition: In full calf bindings with gilt stamping to spines. Externally, very smart with small amount of rubbing to the extremities and to the joints. Small amount of rubbing to the head and tail of spines also. Internally, all volumes are firmly bound. Pages are bright. Appears a leaf has been removed between pages 14 and 15 to vol I, but there is no text missing, may have been a plate. It appears platesmay gave been removed between pages 14 and 15 of Anne Bell to volume II. The odd spots throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        Heures Royales, dédiées a la Reine. Contenant les Offices qui se disent à l'Eglise pendant l'Année, En Latin & en François, a l'Usage de Rome. Ensemble la Méthode de se boen Confessor & Communier, & les Prières de la Semaine: Nouvelle Edition, Augmentée des Messes & méditations pour les principales Fêtes de l'Année, & des Pensées Chrétiennes pour chaque jour du Mois.

      Paris, Louis-Guillaume de Hansy 1774 - (frontispiece, 12) 563 (1) p. Contemporary gold-stamped Leather with 5 raised bands, gilt-edged and gauffered text block, 18° (Some pages are slightly browned, several annotations on the flyleaves at the beginning and end of the work. Fine copy of this French Book of Hours, dedicated to the Queen of France and Navarra, Marie Antoinette 1755-1793. Illustrated with an engraved frontispiece depicting the queen modestly praying on her knees. The binding is richly decorated with gold-tooling, the front and back cover are decorated with a pattern of flowers and vines around a central ornament with the 'IHS' monogram of the Jesuits. The front cover also has the initials M.E.W. above the Jesuit monogram and the initials I.F. below it. The work is kept in a perfectly fitting slipcase, covered on the outside with dark green gold-stamped leather and on the inside with the same marbled paper as the endpapers of the prayer book. This edition not in OCLC. A beautiful, eyecatching piece of French devotionalia.) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Yndice de los Libros de dn. Juan Jph Lopez de Sedano

      A remarkable find, the inventory of the library of Juan Jose Lopez de Sedano, an 18th Spanish literate, numismatic, literary critic, intellectual, member of the founding council of the Spanish Royal Library (precursor to the National Library), and censor of the Royal Academy of History; this manuscript "Yndice" or inventory, gives a unique insight to the literary works such a person would held in his library in 18th century Spain. Each title is recorded by it´s author, title, year of publication, place of printing, printer, year, format and binding; furthermore, it shows the vast field of interest held by Lopez Sedano, with works spanning through golden century literature, picaresque novels, history, Americana (Acosta´s Historia Natural de las Indias, 1590) and discoveries, natural sciences, bibliography (as Leon Pinelo´s Epitome), and Muslim-related subjects. Lopez Sedano (1729 - 1801) was a protégée of the Marquis de Esquilache, and a fervent adept of the illustration; his major achievement was the Parnaso Español, an academic anthology of Spanish poetry, conceived whilst working at the Royal Library, published between 1768 and 1778 in nine volumes, each volume is preceded by bio-bibliographical notes on the authors selected. The work gained him fame, as well as criticism for its exaggerated and pedantic erudition, especially from Tomas de Iriarte. The critics were such that the publishing was interrupted forever, however, its merits rely on it being the first of such kind, focused on Spanish poetry of the Golden Century, and a starting point to modern literary critic in Spain. All considered, Lopez Sedano is an outstanding person in the academic and literary world of 18th century Spain, and this, a catalogue inventory of his personal library, an invaluable source to understand his resources of research and interests.

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        A tour in Scotland; MDCCLXIX

      Warrington: Printed by W. Eyres, MDCCLXXIV [1774]. Full Leather. Very Good +. Third Edition. 4to; xiii, [1], 388, [2]pp. Extra-Illustrated with an engraved title page and 39 full-page copper-plate engravings (many folding), only 21 of which are enumerated in the list of plates. Bound in full leather with five raised bands to the spine, which has been skillfully rebacked. End papers renewed, offsetting in places, and the odd spot or grubby mark, else contents are clean and bright throughout. A Very Good or better copy. The titlepage is engraved. With a final leaf of advertisements for Benjamin White in London. ESTC Citation No. T113910 Pennant is sometimes considered the leading British zoologist after John Ray and before Charles Darwin. But he was also an inveterate traveller who, In 1769, undertook a tour of Scotland, chiefly of the highlands, a region then little known by outsiders yet of interest for its natural history. A Tour in Scotland, 1769, first published in 1771, "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.' In that regard Pennant has much in common with the earlier use of circulated queries by natural philosophers such as Robert Boyle and, in Scotland, by the natural historian and geographer Sir Robert Sibbald, and Pennant importantly prefigures the parish-based assessment of Scotland published by Sir John Sinclair in the 1790s." (ODNB)

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        The origin of printing: in two essays: I. The substance of Dr. Middleton's Dissertation on the origin of printing in England. II. Mr. Meerman's account of the invention of the art. An appendix is annexed, 1. On the first-printed Greek books. 2. On the first-printed Hebrew books, with observations on some modern Editions; and a collation, from Walton's Polyglott, of a remarkable Passage, as printed in Kings and Chronicles. 3. On the early polyglotts.

      printed for W. Bowyer & J. Nichols, 1774. First edition of Bowyer's rewriting of Middleton's Dissertation on the Origin of Printing in England and Meerman's Origines typographicae: Bowyer was assisted by Dr. Owen and Mr. Missy. In his dissertation on the history of printing in England (first edition 1734-35), Dr. Middleton argued the then unpopular opinion that William Caxton was the first to bring the printing press to England. That work is accompanied here by Gerard Meerman's essay on the appearance of printing in Harlem and Mentz, each with intelligent commentary by printers W. Bowyer and John Nichols. Also present are three short appendices on early Greek, Hebrew, and polyglot books. An early user has added a note "By W. Bowyer" to the title-page; there is also evidence of a torn out leaf (M4), although pagination and content match catalogued and digitized copies. Provenance: From the library of American collector Albert A. Howard (sans indicia).

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        The history of the rise, increase, and progress of the Christian people called Quakers; with several remarkable occurances, intermixed. Third edition, corrected

      Isaac Collins, Burlington, N.J. 1774 - Folio, pp. xii, 812, [16]; full contemporary calf, joints starting; red morocco label on spine; good copy, unrestored. Sewel is best remembered today as a historian of the Quakers. His History of the Rise, Increase and Progress of the Christian People Called the Quakers, first published in 1722, is a remarkable product by a writer who at the time had only spent ten years in England. His philological talents, however, were many. His Dutch-English dictionary, first published in 1691, and his Compendious Guide to the Low Dutch Language (1700) were both still in print in the nineteenth century; he also edited Philippe La Grue's Dutch grammar, and translated the likes of Robert Boyle, William Penn, Bishop Burnet, Basil Kennett and Matthew Prior into Dutch. Evans 13607.

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        Seven Sermons

      J. Boyle, Boston 1774 - 1774, Early American edition, reprinted from the 51st London Edition. Hardcover, small 8vo., original calf backed boards. 132 pp. Very Good. Sound binding. Contemporary ownership signature on front blank. EVANS 13593. Contents from the title page: I. Of the unpardonable sin against the Holy Ghost, or, The sin unto death -- II. The saint's duty and exercise, in two parts : being an exhortation to, and direction for prayer -- III. The accepted time, and day of salvation -- IV. The end of time, and beginning of eternity -- V. Joshua's resolution to serve the Lord -- VI. The way to heaven made plain -- VII. The future state of man, or, A treatise of the resurrection. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [NEW HOLLAND; NEW ZEALAND]. Bickerstaff's Boston Almanack, for the Year of our Redemption 1775 ...

      Boston : Printed and sold by Mills and Hicks, [1774]. Octavo, self-wrappers, 28 pages (of 32, lacking pp. statistical tables at pp. 11-14), woodcut image to front panel, stringbound, worn with some pen annotations. This rare almanac from the beginning of the American Revolution is highly sought after for the full-page engraving on the verso of the title page -- "Two Natives of New-Holland advancing to Combat. A New-Zealand Warrior in his proper dress and armor." These images, derived from those that appeared a year earlier in Hawkesworth's account of Cook's first voyage, are among the first American images to depict the indigenous people of Australia or New Zealand. A full-page excerpt from Hawkesworth's Voyages describes the inhabitants of New Zealand. The almanac also includes an extract from Romans' Natural History of Florida on the Chactaws [sic] or Flat-Heads, as well as the substance of the first Charter of Massachusetts Bay. According to Drake's census, this is the much less common variant of this almanac, with the price line following the imprint. Evans, American Bibliography: 13763. Drake, Almanacs of the United States: 3245. O'Neal, Early American Almanacs: 886. Not in Beddie.

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        [TAHITI] An epistle from Oberea, Queen of Otaheite, to Joseph Banks, Esq.

      Translated by T.Q.Z. Esq. Professor of the Otaheite language in Dublin, and of all the languages of the undiscovered islands in the South Sea. London : John Almon, 1774. Fourth edition. Ferguson, 3916. [BOUND WITH] An Epistle from Mr. Banks, Voyager, Monster Hunter and Amoroso to Oberea, Queen of Otaheite. Transfused by A.B.C. Esq. Second Professor of the Otaheite, and of every other unknown Tongue. Enriched with the finest Passages of the Queen's Letter to Mr. Banks. Printed at Batavia [i.e. London], for Jacobus Opano, and sold in London by John Swan and Thomas Axtell, [1774]. Second edition. Ferguson, 3913. Quarto, modern half leather over marbled boards, 15, [1], 16, [1] pp, the second work lacking the "obscene" frontispiece engraving (removed from most copies) of Oberea revealing her buttocks, mild scattered foxing, otherwise clean and crisp copies of both works. Two satirical pieces, written in verse imitating the style of Ovid, on the imagined romantic liaison between the Queen of Tahiti and Sir Joseph Banks. Both were published anonymously, but the first has for some time generally been accepted to be the work of John Scott-Waring (1747-1819), a major in the British East India Company. However, the name of the true author, the Irish-born wit and later MP, John Courtenay, was revealed to Richard Porson by Thomas Kidd and subsequently published by John Selby Watson in his Life of Richard Porson​ (London, 1861): "When Kidd remarked to Porson that Courtney [sic] was the author, Porson made no denial."(ibid., p.293). (We are grateful to Mr. Raymond Howgego for this information). The second, somewhat scarcer work, is a parody ofAn epistle from Oberea of unknown authorship. Copies of the second edition of An Epistle from Mr. Banks are held in three Australian collections (National Library of Australia; State Library of New South Wales; University of Adelaide Library).

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        Letters to married women. The third edition, revised, and considerably enlarged.

      London: printed for the author; and sold by G. Kearsly 1774 - 12mo., xvii + (3) + 256pp., including the leaf of advertisements before the main register (advertising Smith's Family Physician>), with the contemporary armorial bookplate of Grant Mitchell on front pastedown and the near-contemporary signature of Charlotta Amelia Mitchell >on title-page, contemporary plain sheep, worn at joints. A very good crisp copy. First published in 1767: 2nd ed. 1768: 3rd ed. 1774. Translated into French 1770: into Dutch 1775: and the 1st American edition, Philadelphia 1792. Although copies of the first three editions of Smith's popular little work are now very scarce, later editions, particularly those of the 6th ed. of 1792, are relatively common. Letters to married women> is a group of 15 'letters' in each of which the author addresses various aspects of pregnancy and child care (Letters I - XII), milk (Letter XIII), the sick chamber (Letter XIV), and old age and death (Letter XV), the last letter being dated March 20, 1774. It is primarily, though, on the subject of pregnancy, infancy, and children that Smith's book was considered an authority. The first two chapters, however, consider the subject of 'marks' or birthmarks, and Smith goes about showing that the popular view that such marks 'have been generally considered as the effect of a fright, or a disappointment of the mothers longings' has no scientific validity. The author, although a convinced advocate of breast feeding - and he also warns of the 'evils' of 'delivering children to the care of foster-nurses' - describes here an artificial breast or infant suckling system of his own design. 'Since this book made its first appearance', Smith writes, 'I have contrived a milk-pot for my own nursery . For the satisfaction of my readers I shall give a description of it. This pot is somewhat in form like an urn; it contains a little more than a quarter of a pint; its handle, and neck or spout, are not unlike those of a coffee-pot, except that the neck of this arises from the very bottom of the pot, and is very small . The end of the spout is a little raised, and forms a roundish knob, somewhat in appearance like a small heart; this is perforated by three or four small holes: a piece of fine rag is tied loosely over it, which serves the child to play with, instead of the nipple, and through which, by the infant's sucking, the milk is constantly strained. The child is equally satisfied as it would be with the breast; it never wets him in the least; he is obliged to labour for every drop he receives in the same manner as when at the breast; and, greatly in recommendation of this contrivance, the nurses confess it is more convenient than a boat, and that it saves a great deal of trouble in the feeding of an infant; which is the greatest security to parents, that their servants will use it, when they themselves are not present' Smith concludes by announcing that 'the model of this milk-pot is left with Mr. Morrison, at the Three Kings, in Cheapside, for the benefit of the public. The milk-pots are now also made in the Queen's-ware, in order that the poor may be accommodated'. Hugh Smith, M.D. (1736?-1789), from a family of medical practitioners, practised at Hatton Garden in London, having graduated M.D. from Leyden in 1755. He married the wealthy daughter of Archibald Maclean of Trevor Park, East Barnet. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Jean Louis PETIT OEUVRES POSTHUMES DE CHIRURGIE rare EO 1774 PRAULT 3 vol planche

      Prault, Paris 1774 - Jean Louis PETIT Dit PETIT-LE-CHIRURGIEN (1674-1750) Oeuvres posthumes de chirurgie Librairie PRAULT , 1774 Complet de ses 3 volumes ainsi que de toutes ses planches Très rare Edition originale en 3 volumes (22 x 14) Le Tome 1 a subi des mouillures sur la tranche , traces d'auréoles plus ou moins prononcées Affaiblissement du papier sur lesdites mouillures les 2 autres tomes ont également des mouillures , moins prononcées L'ensemble mérite une restauration au vu de sa grande rareté Après collation , toutes les planches sont bien présentes (plus de 50) Certaines ont été touchées également par l'humidité , (3 ou 4 très defraichies) RELIURES D'ATTENTE , dos papier défraichi Tranches des feuillets irrégulières Vous achetez ce que vous voyez Poids : 2,400 kgs (Gar) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Fragmente de la Carte Theodosienne

      Venezia 1774 - Carta tratta dal "Voyage Pittoresque " seconda edizione del 1795/98. Incisione in rame, in buono stato di conservazione. Incisione in rame, coloritura coeva dei contorni, in buone condizioni. Taken from the second edition of "Voyage pittoresque." by Saint Non, 1795/98. Copperplate, with origial outline colour, in good conditon. Dimensioni 605 420mm

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        Theatrum Machinarum Generale. Schau-Platz Des Grundes Mechanischer Wissenschafften, Das ist: Deutliche Anleitung Zur Mechanic oder Bewegungs-Kunst, Darinnen nicht nur Die Funff einfachen Rust-Zeuge.1724.

      Leipzig, auf Rosten Bernhard Christoph Breitsopfs und Gohn, neu aufgelegt 1774, - in-folio, pp. (20), 188, (4), legatura coeva in pelle, titolo e fregi oro al dorso a nervi. Illustrato con 71 interessanti tavole f.t. incise in rame (la tav. XLV è posposta alla 46) raffiguranti macchine e strumenti meccanici, ripiegate in modo da consentirne una più agevole consultazione. Ristampa del primo volume dell'edizione originale del 1724 di quello che è considerato il trattato di meccanica più vasto e importante del principio del XVIII secolo. La monumentale opera di Leupold (1674-1727), fu edita in sette volumi tra il 1723 e il 1727, è organizzata secondo un sistema enciclopedico in cui si riassumono le conoscenze tecnologiche dell'epoca e in cui l'autore descrive il suo progetto di macchina calcolatrice a corsa variabile. Buon esemplare del primo volume, a sé stante e completo. Brunet III, 1033. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An Essay on Genius

      London & Edinburgh and New York: W. Strahan; T. Cadell in the Strand; and W. Creech at Edinburgh, 1774. vii + 434 + 1) page errata at back; Alexander Gerard (1728-1795) philosophical writer and professor of natural history and divinity in Scotland and of some reputation for this book as well as his Essay on Taste. (DNB); previous owner name on title of Greville Ewing (1767-1841) Congregational minister and scholarly publisher of Greek, tutor at the Glasgow Theolgogical Seminary 1799-1836 (DNB); and what appears to be a presentation inscription to a MD, in the same (Ewing's) hand, partially erased; ABPC indicate 2 copies at auction in the past 27 + years; endpaper at back with faint pencil portraits of side-view busts of a couple of men, in 18th century garb; original full leather binding; both boards detached and very worn, as is the spine covering; no endpapers or half-title leaves at front; title page edge browned; text block split at about the 1/2 way point in the text; occasional light foxing dot here and there to text, still fairly fresh and clean; good condition and a good candidate for rebinding; with an interesting provenance.. Leather. Good.

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        A Holy Bible for children, shared by the great navigator Matthew Flinders and his younger siblings.

      A highly significant bibliographic treasure, with an association to one of the most important figures in the history of Australian exploration, Captain Matthew Flinders, RN (1774-1814), the navigator and cartographer who led the first circumnavigation of Australia and identified it as a continent.  The Holy Bible, adapted to the Use of Schools and private families: Containing all those Parts of the Old and New Testament which relate to the Faith and Practice of a Christian ... The whole carefully selected in the Manner recommended by the late pious and learned Dr. Watts. London : Printed for C. D. Piguenit, No. 3, Aldgate, M DCC LXXXIV [1784]. Thick octavo, original full blind-blocked mottled calf (scuffed, corners worn, upper board detached); spine with raised bands (small loss at head and tail); the front pastedown with the bookplate of 'Matthew Flinders, Donington, Lincolnshire' [surgeon, father of the navigator] and the original bookseller's price of 5 shillings in manuscript; front and rear pastedowns with small remnants of red wax which would have originally held in place a protective jacket (now absent); pp viii, 616; signs of much use, neverthless internally clean and complete. Matthew Flinders, RN, was born and raised in the small market town of Donington, Lincolnshire, where his father, Dr. Matthew Flinders (1750-1802), was a surgeon and obstetrician. The fortuitous survival of the diary and account books of Dr. Flinders means that we have access to a wealth of information about the Flinders household - including the expenditure of Dr. Flinders, in forensic detail - and the circumstances in which the young Matthew Flinders grew up. These invaluable documents have been published as 'Gratefull to providence' : the diary and accounts of Matthew Flinders, surgeon, apothecary and man-midwife, 1775-1802, edited by Martyn Beardsley and Nicholas Bennett (Lincoln : Lincoln Record Society, 2007); another example of the bookplate of Dr. Matthew Flinders is illustrated in this publication (plate 11). Matthew's mother, Susannah (Ward) Flinders (1752-1783), died at the age of 30 when Matthew, her first child, was just nine. She had given birth to 10 children, only five of whom were still living at the time of her death: Matthew; Elizabeth (1775-1799); Susanna (1779-1827); John (1781-1834) and Samuel (1782-1834). The Flinders had lost an infant son (John) in 1776, and Susannah had suffered four stillbirths - twin girls (1777) and twin boys (1778). The deep religious faith of Dr. Flinders is exemplified in his fatalistic diary entry that records the stillbirths of the twin girls: 'How kind is the Providence of God thus to free us from the expence (sic) and care of a numerous family, for had all our young ones lived with us, we should scarce [have] known what to have done with them. The two we have living, if agreeable to Divine wisdom, I would gladly keep, but by no means wish an increase.' Within 8 months of his wife's death, Dr. Flinders had married Elizabeth Ellis (née Weekes), a widower, with whom he had two children, Hannah (1788-1842) and Henrietta (b. 1791). Dr. Flinders, an avid reader, purchased most of his books from John Albin, printer, publisher and principal bookseller (1775-1800) in the nearby town of Spalding, 8 miles distant from Donington. He had inculcated in his son a love of reading from an early age, and it was from Albin that he acquired for the already literate eight-year-old Matthew, in April 1782, a copy of Defoe's Robinson Crusoe - a book that had an enormous influence on Matthew's imagination, and one which he famously claimed had induced him to go to sea (Ernest Scott, The Life of Captain Matthew Flinders, R.N. Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1914, p.12). A strong classical education for his son was paramount in Dr. Flinders' eyes: after being tutored at home, then gaining a preparatory education at the Donington free school until the age of twelve, Matthew spent three years at the Horbling Grammar School, where, under the tutelage of Reverend John Shinglar, he received a solid grounding in Latin, Greek and mathematics. In 1789, at the age of 15, Matthew joined the Royal Navy. The Holy Bible, adapted to the Use of Schools and private families, first published in 1772, was an abridged version of the scriptures primarily intended for young and inexperienced readers. Without doubt, Dr. Flinders acquired this copy of the 1784 edition expressly for his young and growing family. It would have been shared across the Flinders household, initially read for the most part by Matthew, and then, as they became literate, by his younger siblings. The evidence of a protective jacket having once been attached suggests that the Bible would have been treated as a portable book, and that Dr. Flinders thought it prudent to safeguard it whilst it was in the hands of its young users, thus prolonging its life. Presumably the book was purchased (there is no presentation inscription to indicate that it was a gift, nor any mention of it in Dr. Flinders' diary); but although the majority of Dr. Flinders' book acquisitions are itemised in his account books, with numerous purchases, including other religious books (ibid., II, p.20) described in detail, we find no explicit reference to Dr. Watts' Holy Bible. There are, however, several entries in Dr. Flinders' account books between 1785 and 1789 which record payments to John Albin for group purchases. It is very possible that the acquisition of this Bible - for the sum of 5 shillings - was covered by one of these generic statements. Provenance: Batemans Auctioneers, Stamford, Lincolnshire, 2 April 2016, lot 230A; we maintain that the auction house's caveat that the bookplate may have been added later is in error.

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        An Ecclesiastical History Antient and Modern

      London - Cadell et al., 1774 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A rather uncommon set here well presented in the original eighteenth century binding. Complete in five volumes, a New Edition of this work. This historical work reflects on an ecclesiastical history, from the Birth of Christ to the eighteenth century. Mosheim explores the rise, progress and variations of church power in connection with learning, philosophy and the political history of Europe during that period. It is a fascinating work, translated from the original Latin into English by Archibald Maclaine. The religious history of Europe is an interesting topic, with continent-wide reforms and the development of different sects of Christianity. Condition: In full calf bindings with gilt stamping to the spines. Externally, generally smart with rubbing to the spines, particularly to the head and tails. Crack to the head of front joint to volume V. Small crack to the head of rear joint to volume IV. Both joints to volume III are cracked with the hinges strained. Small losses to the head and tail of all volumes due to rubbing. Prior owner's bookplate to front pastedown of all volumes with the motto ' Fortior Qui Se'. Another prior owner's stamp tothe recto of front endpaper to all volumes 'This is the Property of Silke Montague'. Internally, all volumes are firmly bound. Pages are generally bright. Offsetting to endpapers with spots to the first and last few pages the odd spots throughout. Ribbon bookmarks present to all volumes. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Orphée et Euridice. Tragédie. Opera en trois actes. Opéra en trois actes. Dédiée à la Reine. Par Monsieur le chevalier Gluck. Représentée pour la première fois par l`Académie Royale de Musique, le mardi, 2 aoust, 1774. Les parolles sont de Mr. Moline. Gravée par Madame Lobry. 1er acte gravé par le Sr. Huguet.

      Paris, (Lemarchand 1774).. 3 Bll. (Titel, Widmung, Widmungsgedicht), 217 S. Noten und 1 Bl. "Catalogue des Ouvrages" (alles gestochen). Lederband d. Zt. 34 x 26,5 cm. Erste französische Ausgabe. - Hirsch II, 285; Eitner IV, 286; RISM G 2852; Wotquenne 212; Clement 820; Schnapper 386; Hopkinson 41A; Sonneck 57; Towers 473. - Umgearbeitete Fassung des erstmals 1762 in Wien aufgeführten Werkes, mit dem Gluck und sein Librettist, Ranieri de` Calzabigi, den Versuch unternahmen, die italienische Oper zu reformieren. Die vorliegende Fassung, die länger ist als die ursprüngliche, passt das Werk an die Konventionen der französischen Oper an: "Umänderung der Titelrolle für Tenor, Ausweitung der Ballettszenen, Straffung des Rezitativs, Bereicherung der Instrumentation, Erweiterung der Nebenrollen; die stellenweise spürbare Wandlung des Operngeistes ergab sich dabei gleichsam als Nebenprodukt" (MGG V, 369). Das Libretto erstellte Pierre Louis Moline nach Calzabigi. - Über die Verlegerangabe Lemarchand ist ein Etikett montiert: "A Paris, chez Bonjour, professeur, éditeur, et marchand de musique, rue St Honorée près celle du Roule n°273... il loue, vend, et achète tout espèces d`instruments, tient aussi des cordes de Naples et d`Allemagne, pour piano. harpe, violon, base, et généralement tout ce qui concerne la lutherie et la musique..." - Einband bestoßen und etwas fleckig, Fehlstelle am oberen Rückenende. Decken etwas beschabt, Gelenke berieben. Innen recht sauberes Exemplar; am oberen weißen Rand mit unauffälligem kl. Nadelstich, 2 Bll, seitlich verkürzt.

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        Opuscules physiques et chymiques

      Durand; Didot; Esprit, Paris 1774 - [2], xxx, [2], 436pp. 3 folding engraved plates. 195 x 120 mm. 18th cent. calf gilt, lightly rubbed.but a fine clean copy with crisp impressions of the plates. First edition, with 6 cancel leaves as noted in Duveen & Klickstein. Lavoisier's first major work, "an advance over anything which had gone before" (Partington III, p. 393), in which he expressed his first doubts about the validity of the phlogiston theory. The Opuscules contains a history of gases (about which very little was known at the time) and a record of the quantitative experiments Lavoisier had carried out the previous year with great excitement and a presentiment of their revolutionary potential. He attacked the problems of combustion, calcination and air fixation, and solved the questions of whether quicklime is more or less complex than chalk; whether quicklime contains acidum pingue or fixed air; whether a metal is more or less complex than its calx; and whether calcination or combustion of a substance depends on the absorption of air. Duveen 339. Duveen & Klickstein 121. Norman 1288. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Voyage au Canada, dans les années 1795, 1796 et 1797; ... et enrichi d'une carte générale du pays, et de onze planches offrant les points de vue les plus remarquables, et notamment le fameux Saut de Niagara. Tome premier[-troisième].Paris, Gérard (printed by Munier), An XI [1802/1803]. 3 volumes. 8vo. With 11 engraved plates and a loosely inserted folding engraved map. Contemporary uniform tree calf, gold-tooled.

      Chadenat 1228; cf. Lande, Canadiana 890; Sabin 102544. Second French edition of an early description of Canada and the eastern part of the United States. The Irishman Isaac Weld (1774-1856) spent over two years in North America researching the suitability of the countryside for large-scale immigration of Irish citizens. Departing from Philadelphia in 1795 and guided by Indians he made his way through dense woodlands and along rivers. On the way he visited several cities where he saw much of the best society, and made the acquaintance of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. In 1799 he published his travel book, which went through several English editions and was translated into French (An 8 [1799/1800]), German and Dutch. The present edition is illustrated with 11 plates by the Paris engraver Louis Francois Mariage (active 1785-1811), chiefly depicting natural scenery, including Niagara Falls. Also included is an interesting early map of Canada and the northern part of the United States showing Weld's travel route. Although his book met some opposition in North America itself - mainly because of his general lack of sympathy with the American patriots - his descriptions were influential because they were relatively early and were long included in compilations of travellers' reports on the United States in this period.With cancelled library stamps on the titles. In fine condition, with only an occasional minor spot. Binding also fine. A fine copy of this early and significant travel account.

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        A DISCOURSE PREACHED DECEMBER 15th 1774. Being the Day Recommended by the Provincial Congress, To Be Observed in Thanksgiving to God for the Blessings Enjoyed; and Humiliation on Account of Public Calamities.

      Boston: Printed by D. Kneeland; and Sold by Samuel Webb, in Queen-Street. 1774. 39, [1] pp. Last page a blank. 8vo: A - E4. 8-1/2" x 5-5/8" Overall VG (paper beginning to brown, as usual/sewn thread present, but snapped).

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        COMMENTARIOS

      - DO GRANDE AFONSO DALBOQUERQUE CAPITÃO GERAL QUE FOI DAS INDIAS ORIENTAES EM TEMPO DO MUITO PODEROSO REY D. MANUEL O PRIMEIRO DESTE NOME. PARTE I [e Partes II, III, e IV]. LISBOA. NA OFFICINA TYPOGRAFICA. ANNO MDCCLXXIV. [1774]. Obra em 4 volumes. In 8º (18x12 cm) com xxx, [14], 343 + 1 mapa desd; [12], 285; [12], 289; e 256 pags. Encadernações do início do século xx executadas pelo mestre encadernador Carmelita do Carmo em inteiras de pele marmoreada com ferros a ouro nas lombadas e nas esquadrias das pastas. Ilustrado com 1 mapa no final do primeiro volume; e uma gravura do autor em anterrosto. Exemplar apresenta carimbos oleográficos de posse sobre a folha de rosto que impregnaram a tinta nas folhas seguintes. Encadernações cansadas devido á qualidade da pele. Inocêncio I, 7 : Os Commentarios sahiram pela terceira vez, Lisboa, na Reg. Off. Typ. 1774, 8.º 4 tomos, com retrato e mapas. Esta é a edição vulgar: qualquer das outras é rara, e a de 1576 merece por todos os títulos a preferência. Os exemplares desta última em sofrível estado de conservação tem valido no mercado de 4:000 a 4:800 réis, e talvez mais. Da de 1774, que hoje custa na Imprensa Nacional 1:200 réis, acho memória no Manual de Brunet de terem sido vendidos em Paris um exemplar por 31 francos, e outro por 27! Esta obra é uma das fontes originais a consultar para a história da India. Seu autor é contado geralmente no numero dos bons clássicos da língua, e o P. António Pereira de Figueiredo não duvidou dar lhe o quinto lugar na serie em que os colocava com respeito ao mérito relativo de cada um, antepondo lhe apenas João de Barros, Damião de Goes, Francisco de Andrade, e Diogo do Couto. Location/localizacao: 5-1-A

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        De Magia Liber

      Leipzig: Kraus, 1774. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good. A physician writes on magic! First printing, first edition, 1774. Hardcover 12mo, 316pp. Bound in what appears to be a slightly later school prize binding with gilt stamped boards and spine compartments, marbled endpapers. Very good with leather still supple, though there is a gouge to the front board about .75 inch in length, a few other smaller nicks or scratches. De Haen was a well-known physician and writer, one of the first to realize the importance of the thermometer. This treatise discusses the treatment of magic and divination by the Church Fathers, its modern place in science, and whether diagnoses could be achieved through the use of magic. Previous owner's signature to front flyleaf and old conte marking to frontis, else clean and unmarked. Rare.

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

      à Londres|[Amsterdam]: S.n. [Marc Michel Rey], 1774. Fine. S.n. [Marc Michel Rey], à Londres [Amsterdam] 1774, 2 tomes en 2 Vol. in 8 (12,5x19,5cm), (14) 397pp. et (4) 500pp. (3) ; 84pp. (3), relié. - Rare and interesting meeting of these two works. New edition of the system of nature after the rare original 1770 and first edition of Helvetius on the same date of 1774 that this new edition of Mirabaud; actually three editions were published on the same date, with a different collation, without having been able to determine if there is a true original. Full sheepskin marbled time. Smooth back ornate. Part of title in red morocco, and volume number in black morocco. Red edges. Caps tail pulled. A brown spot on the top plate of Volume I. Restoring using a piece of leather on the upper flat of Volume II. Pretty good copy. Helvetius's book is an exegesis and a review of the system of nature, the author seems to have condensed the material in the form of maxims and assertions, all resting on a strong materialistic creed. We now know that the book is perhaps not Helvetius, although it recognizes its philosophy. As for the system of nature Mirabaud, he was received like a bomb in the middle letters, and finally poorly received by philosophers. It was not overtly materialist theses d'Holbach who were convicted but the demonstration of atheism and anti-clericalism. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] 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 s'il y a une véritable originale. Reliure en 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 condamnées mais la démonstration d'athéisme et d'anticléricalisme.

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        Die deutsche Gelehrtenrepublik. Ihre Einrichtung. Ihre Geseze.Geschichte des lezten Landtags. Auf Befehl der Aldermänner durch Salogast und Welmar. Herausgegeben von Klopstock. Erster Theil (mehr nicht erschienen).

      Hamburg: Bode (Drucker) 1774 - 70 S. Nachricht von der Subscription ,448 S., Mehrere Einträge von Vorbesitzern mit Tinte und Bleistift Vorsatz verso und auf dem 1. leeren Blatt, vorletztes Blatt (ohne Text) mit Ausriß, Einband stark berieben, beschabt und bestoßen, Rücken unten mit 4 cm etwas helleren Leders repariert, innen meist fleckenfrei, Buchblock fest (III) * Erstausgabe von Klopstocks unvollendet gebliebener Utopie eines ständisch organisierten Gelehrtenstaates. W/G 29. 5433 Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 430 Sonderangebot: Dieser Verkäufer bietet Kunden einen exklusiven Rabatt von 40% auf sämtliche Preise. Alter Preis:748,00 EUR. 8°, alter Ldr.-Einband mit Rückenschild, Rotschnitt [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Londres Nouvelle édition revue considérablement augmentée

      à Lausanne: S.n., 1774. Fine. S.n., à Lausanne 1774, 4 tomes in 12 (10x17cm), xij, 371pp. (2) et 388pp. (2) et 375pp. (4) et 393pp. (2), quatre volumes reliés. - Second edition after the first edition of 1770, which contained only 3 volumes. A large folding map in Volume I of London and cities and suburbs of London and Westminster. Full glossy marbled calf contemporary. Smooth back decorated. Parts of title in red morocco. Some scuffs and snags with gaps, but good overall decorative. Related travel, which leaves Boulogne and continues through London which is a detailed study of the manners, customs and all aspects of society: the poor, the courts, the clergy, the arts, marine , horse racing, 371pp trade. (... And specific chapters on melancholy, considered a caratéristique English, and how it contributed to their genius in the arts or sciences. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Seconde édition après l'édition originale de 1770, qui contenait seulement 3 volumes. Une grande carte dépliante dans le tome I de Londres et des villes et faubourg de Londres et de Westminster. Reliures en plein veau glacé marbré d'époque. Dos lisse orné. Pièces de titre en maroquin rouge. Quelques épidermures et accrocs avec manques, mais bon ensemble, décoratif. Relation de voyage, qui part de Boulogne et se poursuit jusqu'à Londres dont il est fait une étude détaillée des moeurs, des coutumes et de tous les aspects de la société : les pauvres, la jurisprudence, le clergé, les arts, la marine, les courses de chevaux, le commerce 371pp. (... et des chapitres particuliers sur la mélancolie, considérée comme une caratéristique des anglais, et en quoi celle-ci a contribué à leur génie dans les arts ou les sciences.

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        HISTOIRE DE LA CAMPAGNE DE M. LE PRINCE DE CONDE EN FLANDRE EN 1674. Précédé d'un tableau historique de la guerre de Hollande jusqu'à cette époque.

      Paris, Chez l'auteur et Ch. Ant. Jombert pere, Delaguette, Monory, 1774.. FIRST EDITION 1774. Folio, approximately 395 x 280 mm, 15½ x 11 inches, half-title, printed title page, engraved title page, 2 full page engraved plates, 4 folding maps coloured in outline, 32 double page engraved plates of Carte des Camps with formations highlighted in red, 3 other folding plates, Fort et Chateau; Siege Grave; and Bataille de Seneff which has formations highlighted in yellow, blue and red, engraved head and tail vignettes, pictorial initials, pages: xiv, 1-63, [1], 1-216 plus [8] - list of subscribers, licence and errata leaves at end, bound in full contemporary mottled calf, red and green gilt lettered labels, gilt decoration to spine, marbled endpapers. Binding rubbed and scuffed, shelf wear to edges, top and bottom of spine and corners repaired, small cracks to head and tail of both hinges, all pages and plates mounted on stubs, 3 gatherings bound out of place,13-16, 41-44,101-104, all bound 1 gathering before their correct position, page 41-44 browned, all text legible, a few small tears to folds and margins mostly neatly repaired. The smallest folding map has a third portion replaced from another identical map, pale vertical stain along the join, many plates have pale browning to margins, age-browning to some pages, 1 page has a vertical crease, 1 folding map slightly protruding with the edges of margins browned and dusty, a few rust marks just affecting a few letters but all legible, small chip to 1 plate margin, not affecting images, tip of 2 corners torn with slight loss, occasional foxing, old ink signature to top of half-title. A good sturdy copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Della istoria d’Italia di Francesco Guicciardini gentiluomo fiorentino libri XX. Tomo primo (secondo, terzo e quarto)

      appresso Michele Kluch (ma Gaetano Cambiagi), 1774. 4to (cm. 29,5), 4 Voll.; LVI-493(1), 487(1), 474, 418-LVIII pp. Con un ritratto f.t. in antiporta inciso da F. Allegrini su disegno di Giuseppe Piattoli. Legature coeve in mz. pergamena con titolo ms. al ds. Piatti in carta xilografata. Eccellente esemplare in barbe. Prima, rara tiratura di questa edizione pubblicata per cura del canonico Bonso Pio Bonsi e lodata dal Brunet (II, 1803-1804) e dal Gamba (566).

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