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        Il Mappamondo o sia descrizione generale del Globo ridotto in Quadro

      Venezia 1774 - Carta del mondo tratta da "Atlante novissimo". Il Mondo è disegnato nella proiezione di Mercatore. Nel margine di sinistra sono riporate le zone climatiche, mentre a destra i Gradi del Climi; la Lunghezza del Giorno e della Notte; i Climi settetrionali e meridionali. Bell'esemplare, inciso su rame, coloritura originale dei contorni, in ottimo stato di conservazione. This worlmap was published in "Atlante Novissimo", and the world now shown in Mercator projection. Climate zones shown in left margin. Right margin shows Degrees of Climate, Length of Day, Length of Night, and Northern/Southern Climates. Copper engraving, outline colored, in very good codition. Dimensioni 435 300mm

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        Rovine di uno degli alloggiamneti de' Soldati presso ad una delle eminenti fabbriche di Adriano nella sua Villa in Tivoli

      Roma 1774 - - PRIMO STATO DI TRE - Acquaforte e bulino, 1774, firmata in lastra . Esemplare nel primo stato di tre, della contemporanea tiratura romana. Magnifica prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva con filigrana "doppio cerchio e giglio con letter CB", con pieni margini, in perfetto stato di conservazione. Della serie Vedute di Roma. L’opera consiste in 135 lastre prodotte individualmente dal Piranesi per almeno 30 anni, da circa il 1745, fino alla data della sua morte. All’opera sono aggiunte poi 2 vedute realizzate dal figlio Francesco. Per la prima volta furono edite dall’editore Giovanni Bouchard nel 1751 (34 lastre), successivamente dallo stesso Piranesi editore a Palazzo Tomati in Roma (scritta che appare su molte tavole), fino alla stesura definitiva composta da 137 lastre. Successivamente alla morte dell’autore le lastre furono ereditate dal figlio Francesco, che ne curò la pubblicazione prima nella capitale, e successivamente a Parigi. Le lastre furono poi acquisite dalla Calcografia Camerale, oggi Calcografia Nazionale, dove sono tuttora conservate. Le opere che proponiamo fanno parte di un album nella stesura definitiva, stampato a Roma tra il 1770 ed il 1780. - THE FIRST STATE OF THREE - Etching with engraving, 1774, signed on plate. From the contemporary Roman Edition. A very good impression, printed on contemporary laid paper with watermark "double encircled fleur de lys with letters CB", with margins, very good condition. Taken from Vedute di Roma; the whole work consists of 135 plates which have been individually produced by Piranesi along 30 years, from 1745 circa until his death. Two more works have been subsequently added, two plates by his son Francesco. They have been printed for the first time in 1751 (34 plates) by the editor Giovanni Bouchard, afterwards by Piranesi himself, publisher in Palazzo Tomati in Rome (as it is written on m,any plates), until the final edition of 137 plates. After Piranesi's death, his son Francesco inherited the plates, editing them first in Rome and then in Paris. The Calcografia Camerale, nowadays Calcografia Nazionale, has then bought the plates which are now kept inside the building. Hind 113, I/III; Focillon 832; Wilton Ely 246. Dimensioni 640 450mm [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Le Logge di Raffaello

      1774 - Serie completa di 12 incisioni all’acquaforte, 1774/6, firmate e datate in lastra in basso a destra. Magnifiche prove, impresse su carta vergata coeva con filigrana "scudo con giglio" (ove presente), con ampli margini, carta con barbe, in eccellente stato di conservazione. La famosa serie delle Logge che reca i nomi di Giovanni Volpato e Giovanni Ottaviani, datata 1772/6 ebbe una gestazione lunga e travagliata, giustificata dall’enorme mole di lavoro. La serie, a cui il Volpato deve gran parte della sua notorietà nell’ambiente romano del tempo, è la prima opera che affronta, in modo dettagliato e completo, la riproduzione degli ornati dei pilastri delle Logge affrescate da Raffaello. Uscirono in tre volumi tra il 1772 ed il 1776, frutto della collaborazione del pittore Gaetano Savorelli, dell’architetto Pietro Camporesi e dell’incisore Giovanni Ottaviani per la prima parte, cui dal 1772 si aggiunsero Ludovico Teseo e il Volpato, che firmarone le tavole della terza parte, raffigurante i pilastri. L’intervento di Volpato, che assunse in certo senso la direzione dell’opera legando il suo nome all’impresa, costituisce il motivo del suo trasferimento a Roma, probabilmente chiamato da Clemente XIV (1769-1774). Le tavole del Volpato, incise tra il 1774 ed il 1776 con la collaborazione del Teseo che si occupava dei rilievi, riproducono con grande libertà traduttiva i dodici contropilastri della Loggia. La scarsa visibilità della parte inferiore dell’affresco spinse l’artista ad applicare integrazioni di fantasia, come nel caso di alcuni pilastri dove sono inseriti elementi decorativi desunti dalle bordure di alcuni arazzi vaticani. Ciò non impedì tuttavia le vasta ed immediata risonanza che ebbe la raccolta, che costituì un importante repertorio figurativo da cui attingere motivi di decorazione, contribuendo al grande successo dei temi grotteschi del periodo neoclassico. Sono note delle prove con coloritura coeva; le prove destinate alla coloritura sono stampate con inchiostro marrone/bistro dai toni più delicati, come queste che presentiamo, e sono assolutamente più rare. Magnifico set, omogeneo, in eccellente stato di conservazione. A complete series of 12 etchings, 1774/6, signed and dated at lower right. Magnificent works, printed on contemporary laid paper with "shield with lily" watermark (if present), with wide margins, untrimmed, in excellent condition. The famous series of the Loggias, bearing the names of Giovanni Volpato and Giovanni Ottaviani, has been realized between 1772 and 1776; the process of realization was quite long, due to the proportion of the work. This series, which made Volpato quite famous in the Roman artistic environment of his time, is the first work that represents, minutely and completely, the pillars decorations of the Loggias painted by Raphael. Three volumes were published between 1772 and 1776, as the result of the cooperation of the painter Gaetano Savorelli, the architect Pietro Camporesi and the engraver Giovanni Ottaviani for the first part; in 1772 Ludovico Teseo and Volpato joined them and signed the plates of the third part, the one depicting the pillars. To work on this series, Volpato, who became in a way the project manager, moved to Rome, very likely upon pope Clement XIV request (1769-1774). Volpato’s plates, engraved between 1774 and 1776 together with Teseo who worked on the relieves, represent quite freely the twelve counter pillars of the Loggia. The scarce visibility of the lower part of the fresco brought the artist to integrate the missing parts with fictitious elements, as in the decorations of some pillars taken from the tapestries in the Vatican. Nevertheless, this did not affect the immediate and huge echo the collection had, for it represented an important figurative repertoire from which many other artists could draw inspiration and it gave a remarkable contribution to the circulation of the grotesque themes of the Neoclassical period. A few print proofs with contemporary co [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Carte de la N.le Zelande visiteée en 1769 et 1770 par le Lieutenant J. Cook commandant de l'Endeavour vaißeau de la Majesté

      Parigi 1774 - Edizione francese della mappa della Nuova Zelanda del capitano J. Cook, che riporta le rotte seguite intorno alle due grandi isole (Isola del Nord e Isola del Sud) dal 6 ottobre 1769 al primo aprile 1770. James Cook fu il primo a operare il rilevamento integrale delle coste. Esemplare tratto dalla prima edizione dell'opera "Relation des voyages entrepris par ordre de Sa Majeste Britannique . . ." di John Hawkersworth, pubblicata a Parigi nel 1774. Incisione su rame, carta irregolare il solo margine sinistro, per il resto in perfetto stato di conservazione. French edition of Cook’s foundation map of New Zealand, showing the track of the Endeavour around both islands, from October 6, 1769, to April 1, 1770. From John Hawkesworth’s "Relation des voyages entrepris par ordre de Sa Majeste Britannique . . ." (Paris, 1774). Copperplate, in very good condition. Endeavour came within sight of land on April 19, well north of the area charted by Tasman 125 years earlier. The New Holland (Australia) coast was exasperating, however, and Cook could not find a safe place to land until the afternoon of Saturday, April 28, when they entered Botany Bay (part of today’s Sydney Harbor), which Cook later named for the wide variety of plant life found there. The Aborigines that they saw there were unintelligible to Tupaia and kept away, avoiding contact. Through May and into June, Endeavour sailed north, arcing northwest, following the Great Barrier Reef coastline. On the evening of June 10, when most of the men were sleeping, the ship struck coral, stuck fast, and began leaking. Quick thinking and decisive action by Cook and his men—pumping furiously and jettisoning fifty tons of decayed stores, stone ballast, and cannons—kept the ship afloat and allowed a temporary underwater repair. A few days later, the damaged ship was safely beached on a barren shore (near today’s Cooktown, by the EndeavourRiver), and a fury of activity began more permanent work: the expedition had avoided a real disaster. (Henceforth, the British Admiralty would send Cook out with two ships for safety.) During this time, the men enjoyed more favorable interactions with the natives, but not without miscommunications and incidents of distrust. By August 13, the ship was ready to resume its journey. The labyrinth of treacherous islands and reefs was threaded slowly and carefully, with vigilance and some luck, as the expedition sailed northward through the Great Barrier Reef, westward around the northernmost point of New Holland, and into what Cook called Endeavour Strait. He stopped briefly at Possession Island (his name) where, now knowing he was in territory explored by the Dutch, he claimed the whole coastline he had just charted for King George III. It was a proud moment, essentially marking the end of Cook’s first Pacific voyage’s geographical discoveries. Dimensioni 404 510mm [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Veduta del Tempio della Pace e di S. Francesca Romana

      Roma 1774 - Ampia e dinamica veduta della Basilica di Massenzio e della Chiesa di S. Francesca Romana, nell'area del Foro e Tempio della Pace, incisa da Giovanni Volpato su disegno di Francesco Panini. Pubblicata a cura della Calcografia Camerale nel 1774. L'incisione fa parte di una serie di 37 vedute che la Calcografia Camerale commisionò a Francesco Panini tra il 1763 e il 1779. Incise da diversi artisti, le tavole circolarono separatamente. Acquaforte, resatauro all'angolo inferiore sinistro perfettamente eseguito, per il resto in ottimo stato di conservazione. Large view engraving by Giovanni Volpato, after Francesco Panini, representing the Temple of the Peace and the church of Santa Francesca Romana. The engraving was one of the 37 that the Calcografia Camerale published with the drawings commissioned to Panini between 1763 and 1779 including different artists, plates that were sold separately, without grouping in a book. Etching, a perfectly executed restore at the bottom left corner, otherwise in good condition. Dimensioni 700 480mm

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        Monnoyage.

      S.t, 1774. Gruppo di 18 inc., di cui 6 animate nella metà superiore e 2 di medaglie. Le inc. sono corredate da 2 pp. di spiegazioni. Misurano cm. 42 x 29. Lievi fioriture. Manca l'inc. n. 15.

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        Reize naar Arabië en andere omliggende landen. 2 Teile.

      4. VIII S. (Titelei), 3 Bll. (Inhoud), 484(2) S. u. 7 [v. 8] Bll. (Titelei m. fehlendem Schmutztit.), 448 [v. 455(1)] S. Mit 2 wh. Titelvign. (N. v. d. Meer Jun. fec.), 123 [v. 124] Ansichten u. Karten auf z. Tl. mehrf. gef. Taf. (tls. unsign.) u. 1 mehrf. gef. Karte m. v. Hd. 2-farbig markierter Reiseroute (Th. Koning fec.) in Kupferstich. Neue Halblederbände mit rauhem Schnitt und mont. Rüschi. sowie unter Verwendung von altem Marmorpapier als Deckelbezug Bd. 1 auch unter Verwendung der alten Vorsätze. Deckelbezüge altersbedingt mit stärkeren Gebrauchsspuren, Schnitt stark angestaubt Tit. fingerfl. u. m. Sign. v. alter Hd., Tl. 2 m. stärker angeschmutzt. Tit., durchgehenden Wasserfl. sowie 2 Ss. u. 1 Taf. m. Riß im Text durchgeh. sauber u. kaum abgegriffen. Vgl. dazu Henze III, 602 ff Embacher 217 u. Brunet IV, 74. Seltene erste Ausgabe der holländischen Übersetzung von C. Niebuhrs Reisebeschreibung nach Arabien u. andern umliegenden Ländern (1774-78). Der deutsche Mathematiker u. Kartograph Carsten Niebuhr (1733-1815) trat 1760 als Ingenieurleutnant in dänische Dienste und nahm 1 Jahr später an der königlich-dänischen Arabien-Expedition teil, die ihn durch Unter-Ägypten zum Roten Meer, längs der arabischen Küste nach Yemen, weiter nach Bombay, von dort zurück über Maskat in Oman u. durch den Persischen Golf u. Mesopotamien nach Syrien u. Palästina, schließlich durch Klein-Asien nach Konstantinopel führte von wo aus er (als einziger Überlebender der Expedition) dann 1767 die Heimreise nach Kopenhagen antrat. Niebuhr war der erste, der die Methode der Monddistanzen auf dem Festland zur Bestimmung der geographischen Länge anwandte u. konnte so die erste Kartenskizze des Roten Meeres sowie die erste genaue Karte des Jemen anfertigen. Zudem hatte er umfangreiches Inschriftenmaterial aufgenommen, womit er einen großen Beitrag zur späteren Erforschung der alten Schriften leistete. Als erste literarische Hauptfrucht der langen Reise veröffentlichte er 1772 die Beschreibung Arabiens. 1774 erschien dann schließlich der erste Band der vorliegenden Reisebeschreibung, die lt. Henze "das an gesicherten Daten reichhaltigste und nützlichste Werk asiatischer Forschungsliteratur des 18. Jahrhunderts" darstellt. Ein dritter Schlußband sollte bei der deutschen Originalausgabe erst 1837, 12 Jahre nach N.s Tod herausgegeben werden. Die fein gestochenen Tafeln zeigen neben zahlreichen Inschriften auch schöne Ansichten u. Panoramen sowie etliche Genre-Szenen u. Typen. - Letzte Lage (Ss.449-455) von Bd. 2 fehlt.

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        Epreuves du sentiment

      collective edition of this collection of short stories whose five volumes appeared from 1774 to 1778. 1774 the first two volumes, in 1775 for the third volume in 1777 and 1778 for the fourth to the fifth volume. Due to the spread of the publication, it is rare to meet a continuum with all the good dates of editions. Chez Le Jay & Delalain A Paris 1774-1778 Grd. in-8 (14,5x22cm) (2) 372pp. et (2) 179p. (2) 80p. 120p. 136p. et (4) 522pp. (2) viij et (4) 456pp. (1) et (2) 542pp. (1) 5 volumes reliés

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        Novum lexicon Graecum etymologicum et reale : cui pro basi substratae sunt concordantiae et elucidationes Homericae et Pindaricae cum indice universali Alphabetico

      Berolini : Sumptibus Christiani Friderici Vossii M: Berolini : Sumptibus Christiani Friderici Vossii MDCCLXXIV , 1774. Book measures 11 x 8 3/4 inches. vi.,3038pp in columns, [70]pp, engraved frontis.. Bound in full calf, raised bands, orante gilt tooling, rulled lines, marble endpapers. Rebacked retaining the original boards. Calf lightly rubbed, some abrasion wear on edges of boards. Binding in very good clean firm condition. Internally, some occasional light spotting. Pages in good clean condition throughout. A very nice copy. . Editio Nova. Full-Leather. Very Good Plus. Quarto.

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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, Venezia 1774 - Prima edizione italiana di questo importante trattato, edito in francese a Parigi presso Guerin & Delatour nel 1758. Il testo à 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" Numero di tavole: 49 pp.LXXII, 272; (8), 404 altezza 25 larghezza 18.5 Opera in due volumi. Legatura coeva in mezza pelle, con titoli e fregi in oro al dorso; dorsi piuttosto consunti, in particolare alle cuffie e alle cerniere. Carte ben conservate, ma deformate da probabile esposizione a umiditÃ; segnaliamo: nel primo volume, macchia bruna all'angolo inferiore interno delle carte a partire dalla prima carta e progressivamente sempre meno estesa fino a D8, una gora di umidità che dal margine superiore si estende al margine esterno delle carte da M7 a R8 coinvolgendo anche il margine esterno delle tavole, piccolo strappo con minima mancanza al margine superiore di M5 senza compromissione di testo; al secondo volume, piccola mancanza al margine esterno del foglio di guardia anteriore, piccolo foro con minima perdita di testo al centro della c G6, piccola gora di umidità al margine inferiore da H1 a H6 e da L4 a L6. Manca una tavola (tav. 2 del libro V) nel secondo volume [Attributes: First Edition]

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        An Account of the New Northern Archipelago, Lately Discovered by the Russians in the Seas of Kamtschatka and Anadir

      London: C. Heydinger, 1774. Undetermined. very good. 1st English Edition. xx,39pp. Octavo. (13 X 20.2 cm.) Bound in early 19th century half calf and marbled boards. Vellum corners. Contemporary endpapers. Edges with contemporary sprinkling to match. Single hand coloured folding map. Map with a bit of offsetting to the title page. Overall a very attractive, clean copy in a period binding. Housed in a fold over buckram box. Arctic Biblio. 16667 Translated by from the German original by C. Heydinger. This copy bears the 18th century bookplate of Cholmondeley Castle library and a nice association. 1774

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        Cadastral Maps of the Domains of the Hochberg Family in Lower Silesia

      [Rohnstock?] 1774 - Original manuscript index and hand painted watercolor maps. Many signed by E. G. Mütz and Gottfried Riedel. Sizes vary, the single sheets are ca. 400 × 250 mm, the folded maps are ca. 400 × 530; 640 × 260; 360 × 460 mm. Maps are titled in German in ink, the index is written in brown and red ink. (4) pages of index, and 16 watercolor maps (14 folded). A unique collection of sixteen watercolor, late 18th century, Lower Silesian cadastral maps. The Lower Silesian Duchy of Pless with its capital Pless (present-day Pszczyna, Poland), belonged to the Hochberg family, who were one of the richest and most influential families in Silesia, holding the titles Baron of Fürstensteins, Count of Hochberg and Prince of Pless. The first notable member of the family was Konrad I von Hoberg who obtained the castle hill of Fürstenstein (present-day: Ksi??, Poland) in 1506, thus the history of Hochbergs in Lower Silesia, that lasted until the 1940s, when the Castle of Fürstenstein and other properties were confiscated by the Nazis, started. Throughout the course of five centuries, the generations of the Hochbergs lived here and expanded their domains. Following the death of Hans Heinrich II von Hochberg (1639-1698), the land had been divided between family branches until the attempt of Hans Heinrich V (1741-1782) in 1764, who tried to unify the family property. In order to keep it intact and within the family he also established a fee tail, a fideicommissum in 1772. This collection of elaborately painted watercolor cadastral maps were supposedly created in relation to this endeavour, to register the exact locations, dimensions, and cultivations of the lands at Rohnstock (Roztoka) and its vicinity: Dätzdorf (Dzier?ków), Girlachsdorf (Gniewków), Günthersdorf (Godzieszów), Thomasdorf (Domanów), Bohrau (Borów), Kunzendorf (Ko?czyce), Heintzwaldau (Wykroty?). Many of them are dated between 1771 and 1774 and signed by two different hands, E. G. Mütz (I-V) and Meister Gottfried Riedel (VI-16). Some leaves with light brown stains, more significant at foldings. Sheets are loose, housed in a folder. Restored artistically. Overall in very good condition. Original manuscript index and hand painted watercolor maps. Many signed by E. G. Mütz and Gottfried Riedel. Sizes vary, the single sheets are ca. 400 × 250 mm, the folded maps are ca. 400 × 530; 640 × 260; 360 × 460 mm. Maps are titled in German in ink, the index is written in brown and red ink. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        A Tour In Scotland; Mdcclxix. Third Edition (1774) [With] A Tour In Scotland And Voyage To The Hebrides: Mdcclxxii (1774) [With] A Tour In Scotland Mdcclxxii Part Ii (1776), Additions To The Tour In Scotland Mdcclxix (And) Additions To The Voyage To The Hebrides Mdcclxxii (1776). [Three Volumes]

      W. Eyres 1774 / John Monk 1774 / Benjamin White 1776, Warrington / Chester / London - Three Volume Matched Set With Extensively Revised Volume I And First Editions Of Volumes Ii And Iii. In Full Sprinkled Calf With Colored Morocco Spine Labels, 9 3/8" X 7 3/4", With Volume Numbers I, Ii And Iii On Spines. Volume I: Stated Third Edition, 1774, Expanded And Revised, With Illustrated Title Page, Dedication, Advertisement, Appendix (Table), List Of Plates, Errata And Additions,388 Pp., Publisher's Ad On Last Page, Including 21 Plates. Volume Ii: Unstated First Edition,1774, Illustrated Title Page, Dedication (Dated March 1, 1774), Advertisement, List Of Plates, Errata; Additions,379 Pp. Including All 44 Plates, With Ad On Verso Of Last Page. Volume Iiiii: Unstated First Edition, 1776, Illustrated Title Page, Advertisement, List Of Plates, 481 Pp. Including All 47 Plates, With Errata On Verso Of Last Page, Additions To The Tour In Scotland Mdcclxix (20 Pp) And Additions To The Voyage To The Hebrides Mdcclxxii On Pp 21-32, "Two Omissions" On Pp 33-34. Contemporary Calf, Red And Violet Morocco Spine Labels. A Complete Set, Original Bindings Neatly Repaired At Corners, Joints And Hinges Cracked Or Starting But All Quite Solid, Small Losses At Ends Of Joints. Contents Clean, No Foxing Except For Offsetting From The Plates. Armorial Bookplates, By Bowley, Of H [Henry] A. Proctor Esq., Aberhavesp. International Postage About $120 By Insured Usps Express Mail. [Attributes: First Edition; 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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        Institutionum Oratorium [Institutes of Oratory]

      , 1774. 1774. QUINTILIAN. Institutionum Oratoriarum Libri XII. Basel: Joannis Bebelii, 1529. Folio (8 by 12-1/2 inches), early 20th-century half vellum, manuscript title in ink on spine. $1800.Early Latin edition of Quintilian

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        RELATION DES VOYAGES ENTREPRIS PAR ORDRE DE SA MAJESTÉ BRITANNIQUE, ACTUELLEMENT RÉGNANTE; POUR DES DÉCOUVERTES DANS L’HÉMISPHÈRE MÉRIDIONAL, ET SUCCESSIVEMENT EXÉCUTÉS PAR LE COMMODORE BYRON, LE CAPITAINE CARTERET, LE CAPITAINE WALLIS & LE CAPITAINE COOK, DANS LES VAISSEAUX LE DAUPHIN, LE SWALLOW & L'ENDEAVOUR: RÉDIGÉE D’APRÈS LES JOURNAUX TENUS PAR LES DIFFÉRENS COMMANDANS & LES PAPIERS DE M. BANKS, PAR J.HAWKESWORTH, DOCTEUR EN DROIT, ET ENRICHIE DE FIGURES, & D'UN GRAND NOMBRE DE PLANS & DE CARTES RELATIVES AUX PAYS QUI ONT ÉTÉ NOUVELLEMENT DÉCOUVERTS, OU QUI N'ÉTOIENT QU'IMPARFAITEMENT CONNUS.

      SAILLLANT ET NYON / PANCKOUCKE 1774 - PARIS, SAILLANT ET NYON, PANCKOUCKE, 1774. 3 VOLUMES (SUR 4), IN 4° (265x210mm) RELIÉS CUIR ÉPOQUE. TI: XVI-1FF., 32PP., 388PP., 13 CARTES DÉPPLIANTES (SUR 16). TII: 4FF., 536PP., ILLUSTRÉ DE 13 CARTES ET PLANCHES DÉPLIANTES (SUR 16). TIII: 3FF., 394PP., ILLUSTRÉ DE 8 CARTES ET PLANCHES (SUR 17), LA PLUPART DÉPLIANTES, 35 CARTES ET PLANCHES LA PLUPART DÉPLIANTES OU DOUBLES SUR 52. RELIURES DIFFÉRENTES, COINS USÉS, DOS À 5 NERFS, TRANCHES ROUGES. SANS LE QUATRIÈME VOLUME. TEXTE ET PLANCHES EN BON ÉTAT SANS MOUILLURE. LISTE DES CARTES ET PLACHES SUR DEMANDE. PREMIÈRE TRADUCTION FRANÇAISE DU 1ER VOYAGE DE COOK AVEC LA VISITE DE TAHITI, NOUVELLE ZÉLANDE, LE PLUS IMPORTANT VOYAGE DE COOK. FIRST FRENCH EDITION OF THE TRAVELS OF CAPT. COOK, BYRON, HAWKSWORTH. OFFICIAL ACCOUNT OF THE VISIT BY COOK OF TAHITI, NEW ZELAND. 37 PLATS AND MAPS OF 52 MOSTLY FOLDING. 3 VOLUMES OF 4, 4 MISSING. BINDINGS WORN. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A SPEECH INTENEDD [sic] TO HAVE BEEN SPOKEN IN THE HOUSE OF LORDS, ON THE BILL FOR ALTERING THE CHARTER OF THE COLONY OF MASSACHUSETT'S-BAY

      Salem, N.E.: Printed and sold by E. Russell, 1774. 16pp. Half title. Antique-style half calf. Early ownership signature on titlepage of Richard Dexter. Quite tanned, scattered foxing. Good. A rare American printing of Shipley's popular defence of colonial rights. Originally published in London in 1774, it went through a number of American editions that same year. When Parliament wanted to punish Massachusetts for the Boston Tea Party, Shipley published this ringing defense of American liberty. Shipley was the Bishop of St. Asaph and his pro-American speech became immediately popular in the colonies. "It was considered a masterpiece at the time" - DNB. While it is unclear why Shipley never delivered his speech, the printed version was a tremendous success, prompting Franklin to write to him, "The cause of liberty and America has been greatly obliged to you." Of this Salem printing, ESTC locates only the copy at the American Antiquarian Society, and Adams adds only one other copy, at the Massachusetts Historical Society. AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE 141h. AMERICAN CONTROVERSY 74-74A (note). SABIN 80518. EVANS 13622. ESTC W26811. HOWES S420. DNB (online).

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        RECORD of the American Bureau of Shipping 1983 - Vol. 1 A-G + Vol. 2 H-P + Vol. 3 Q-Z [Set of 3 vols., complet].

      XIV, 1774 S. , ff. 3457 S, ff. 5061 S. mit Beilagen 26,5 x 27,5cm 4 (over 9" - 12") INDEX OF CONTENTS: V to XiV American Bureau of Shipping , Members, Officers and Committees - 4725 to 4823 Changed Names, Alphabetical Index by Former Names - 4667 to 4723 Compound Names, Alphabetical Index by Last Name / Explanation of Certain Entries in the Record - 2 to 5 Vol. 1(A-G) - 1718 to 1721 Vol. 2(H-P) - 3462 to 3465Vol. 3(Q-Z) - 4825 to 4832 Index to Shipbuilders, Dry Docks and Repair Plants / xl to xli Load Line Markings for Great Lakes Vessels / xxxviii to xxxixLoad Line Markings for Ocean-Going Vessels - 4661 to 4665 Offshors Installations - 5059 to 5061 Operators of Offshore Installations - 4869 to 5057 Owners of Vessels Appearing in the Record - 4833 to 4867 Shipbuilders , Dry Docks and Repair Plants /Special Comments - etc.... --- Used, Hardcover, Condition VG, - Sprache : en Goldgeprä., illustr. OlnBde., kaum Gebrauchsspuren. Sehr saubere, gute Exemplare. Lesebhändchen.- Used /Hardcover. Vg, Like as new. Blue cloth boards, edges, corners and spine cover are all as issued. Interior free from any markings or tears. All pages are white and crisp. Binding and hinges are perfect.spine cover are all as issued. Interior free from any markings or tears. All pages are white and crisp. Binding and hinges are perfect. [Int. Te.- Reg.]

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        Joseph Banks Esq

      London: W. Dickinson, 30 January, 1774. Mezzotint portrait, 510 x 370 mm.; a very good impression, mounted and framed. Only twenty-eight or twenty-nine years of age, Banks is shown sitting confidently at his desk, surrounded by the accoutrements of his science: books, papers, and a prominently placed world globe.The mezzotint is based on the portrait painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds in 1772-3, when Banks was at the height of his fame after returning triumphant from Cook's first voyage and the discovery of the east coast of Australia. His ambitions and achievements are neatly captured in the prominently placed Latin tag, "cras ingens iterabimus æquor" (Horace: "tomorrow we will be back on the vast ocean", and an intriguing choice as the engraving was published at much the same time as Banks withdrew from Cook's second voyage).The engraving was made by William Dickinson in the latter half of 1773. It was the same year that Dickinson first began to publish his own prints, after a lengthy apprenticeship and association with the painter Robert Edge Pine, at whose house in St Martin's Lane he lodged between 1768 and 1771. His relationship with Reynolds was evidently good: this was the first of no less than twenty-two mezzotints after Reynolds that he completed and this very rare and fine image of Banks is one of the most celebrated.

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        Historisches, Topographisches, Biographisches monathliches Tagebuch der neuesten in- und ausländischen Begebenheiten und Anmerkungen mit Kupfern.

      Jacob Friedrich Neumann, Zittau 1774 - 1774-1777. 386 S., 10 Bl., 396 S., 9 Bl. Pappbd. d. Zt. Mit 50 ganzseitigen Kupferstichen. Vier vollständige Jahrgänge der berühmten Zeitschrift aus Zittau mit den gesuchten Kupferstichen. Sie zeigen frühe, oft die frühesten Ansichten kleinerer Städte. Die Kupfer zeigen Lauban, Hirschberg i.Schl., Reichenberg i.B., Pulsnitz, Sebnitz, Sorau, Augustusburg u. Schellenberg, Schmiedeberg i.Schl., Luckau, Schandau, Freiberg, Torgau, Löbau, Eilenburg, Karlsbad (mit kl. hinterlegtem Ausriss), Bischofswerda, Großenhain, Chemnitz, Kloster Zelle, Lübben, Schluckenau, Leisnig, Radeberg, Meißen, Zittau, Cottbus, Dresden, Hoyerswerda, Mittweida, Bösig, Schneeberg, Löwenberg, Sagan, Forst, Landshut i.Schl., Annaberg, Kamenz, Liegnitz, Frankenberg, Frauenstein, Kloster Leubus, Freystadt, Belgern, Goldberg, Penig, Kloster Grüssau, Bunzlau, Geringswalde. - Einband etwas abgegriffen und bestoßen. Die Kupfer durchgängig in kräftigen Abdrücken, viele an zwei Seiten eingeschlagen, einige am oberen Rand knapp beschnitten. Papier vereinzelt gering fleckig, einige Seiten mit Wurmgang im Bindungbereich, insgesamt gut erhaltenes Exemplar der seltenen Zeitschrift. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Letters Written by the Late Right Honourable Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield, to His Son...

      London: J. Dodsley, 1774. Second edition. Hardcover. Very good. Second edition. 8vo. Four volumes. Contemporary binding of full polished calf; spines in 6 compartments with simple gilt rules; red morocco lettering pieces, gilt. Engraved frontispiece portrait of the Earl of Chesterfield in volume one. Hinges cracked but firm; light edgewear; closed marginal tear to the portrait into the lettering at the bottom, without loss; else a very good set. Gulick 5. ESTC T80892.

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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 (In 2 Volumes). Published by Mrs. Eugenia Stanhope, from the originals now in her possession.

      Printed for J. Dodsley in Pall-Mall, London 1774 - Bound in contemporary worn leather boards, rebacked spines with leather labels and gilt tooling in two volumes. With the half-titles present and the errata page placed at the end of Vol. II. With the handsome frontispiece of the Earl of Chesterfield after a painting by William Hoare in Vol. I. Printed on high quality laid paper. The hinges of both volumes have been inexpertly reglued. With the armorial bookplate of Henry King. In very good condition internally in a good plus, rather worn, binding. Line 16 on p. 55, reading "qui auroit". "Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield PC KG (1694– 1773) was a British statesman, and man of letters, and wit. He was born in London, and known as Lord Stanhope until the death of his father, in 1726. After being educated at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, he went on the Grand Tour of the Continent, to complete his education as a nobleman, by exposure to the cultural legacies of Classical antiquity and the Renaissance, and to become acquainted with his aristocratic counterparts and the polite society of Continental Europe. The impoverished widow of Chesterfield’s illegitimate son, Eugenia Stanhope, was the first to publish the book Letters to His Son on the Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman (1774), which comprises a thirty-year correspondence in more than four hundred letters; begun in the 1737–38 period and continued until the death of his correspondent, Philip Stanhope, in 1768. Chesterfield wrote the greatest volume of letters in the eight-year period 1746–54; and, to refine his son’s command of languages, wrote him letters in French, English, and Latin, mostly instructive communications about geography, history, and Classical literature; Chesterfield’s later letters, addressed to Philip Stanhope, diplomat, are about politics. As a handbook for worldly success in the 18th century, the Letters to His Son give perceptive and nuanced advice for how a gentleman should interpret the social codes that are manners; thus, on 9 March 1748, Chesterfield advises Philip, against coarseness of demeanour: "I would heartily wish that you may often be seen to smile, but never heard to laugh, while you live. Frequent and loud laughter is the characteristic of folly and ill-manners; it is the manner in which the mob express their silly joy at silly things; and they call it ‘being merry’. In my mind, there is nothing so illiberal, and so ill-bred, as audible laughter. I am neither of a melancholy nor a cynical disposition, and am as willing and as apt to be pleased as anybody; but I am sure that since I have had the full use of my reason nobody has ever heard me laugh." Despite having been an accomplished essayist and epigrammatist in his time, the literary reputation of the 4th Earl of Chesterfield, as a narrative writer, derives from Letters to His Son on the Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman (1774) and Letters to His Godson (1890), books of private correspondence and paternal and avuncular advice, which were not meant for publication." (Wikipedia) First Edition with the 1774 title page date and "March the 1st, 1774" at the bottom of the dedication to the Lord North. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        L'art de la peinture sur verre et de la vitrerie.

      [Paris: Desaint et Saillant], 1774 - In-folio; xiv (Préface), 245p., 13 planches gravées. Broché sous couvertures d'attente en papier gris, titre manuscrit sur le premier plat. Dos restauré, une fine galerie de vers sur 6 feuillets de texte et quelques taches d'humidité ou de moisissure occasionnelles, mais un bon exemplaire. Monographie rédigée dans le cadre de la "Description des Arts et Métiers", remarquable inventaire préparé depuis la fin du XVIIème siècle sous la houlette de l'Académie des Sciences et qui ne fut effectivement publié qu'à partir de 1761. La publication fut définitivement arrêtée en 1789 après avoir produit 113 sections ou cahiers largement illustrés décrivant quelque 74 arts et métiers, et "constituent peut-être le plus précieux inventaire à disposition pour l'étude de l'artisanat et des techniques à la naissance de la Révolution industrielle". (Armand Brulhart, "En Français dans le texte"). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Hudibras, in three parts. Written in the time of the late wars ... With annotations, and a complete index

      Glasgow: printed by Robert and Andrew Foulis, 1774. 2 volumes, 12mo (in 6s), pp. xvi, 227, [1]; [229]-476; full contemporary tree calf, gilt-decorated borders on covers, smooth gilt-decorated spine laid out in 7 compartments, morocco labels in 2, gilt urns in the others; lightly rubbed, near fine. Early ownership signature of Eliz. Lloyd at the top of both title pages. Gaskell 564.

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        Mineralogie et Metallurgie: Travail du cuivre.

      S.t, 1774. Gruppo di 10 inc. , di cui 1 ripiegata e 3 animate, corredate da 2 pp. di spiegazioni. Misura cm. 42 x 29 e 42 x 54.

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        Letters. WITH: Miscellaneous Works

      1774. First Edition . CHESTERFIELD, Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of. Letters Written by the Late Right Honourable Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield, to his Son, Philip Stanhope, Esq. Two volumes. WITH: Miscellaneous Works. Two volumes. London: J. Dodsley, 1774. Together, four volumes, uniformly bound. Quarto, contemporary full tree calf skillfully rebacked with original elaborately gilt-decorated spines and spine labels neatly laid down. $4500.First edition of ChesterfieldÂ’s celebrated letters to his son: “I wish to God that you had as much pleasure in following my advice, as I have in giving it to you.” Together with ChesterfieldÂ’s memoirs, essays, and additional letters, with seven (of eight) engraved portraits of Chesterfield and his contemporaries. Four quarto volumes in lovely contemporary gilt-decorated tree calf.Chesterfield began the correspondence when his illegitimate son Philip was barely five and continued writing him regularly throughout his life. The letters consist of carefully considered instruction in all branches of learning and the social graces, enriched by personal essays on history and the classics. PhilipÂ’s early death in 1768 led to his fatherÂ’s decline, and, after ChesterfieldÂ’s death in 1773, PhilipÂ’s widow prepared the letters for publication. “ChesterfieldÂ’s achievements betray a brilliance of intellectual gifts and graces” (DNB). Close friend of Pope, he proved an eloquent statesman admired even by his political opponents. He was WalpoleÂ’s most bitter antagonist. Bound with both half titles and with errata for Volume I appearing at rear of Volume II. Second state of Volume I, with “quia uroit” corrected on page 55, line 16. Letters with engraved frontispiece of Chesterfield; Works without engraved portrait of Earl Stanhope (seven of eight called for); with all half titles. Gulick B2. Rothschild I:596. Bookplate in each volume; owner pencil signature.Interiors clean and fine, spines with some minor rubbing. A very handsome set in excellent condition.

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        THE ART OF COOKERY MADE PLAIN AND EASY; Which Far Exceeds Any Thing of The Kind Yet Published

      London: W. Strahan, J. & F. Rivington, J. Hinton, et alia, 1774. Revised. Leather_bound. Very Good. This "New edition with The Order of a Modern Bill of Fare, for each Month, in the Manner the Dishes are to be placed upon the Table". Full contemporary calf.A few stains to pages and to fore-edge. (18th century buttery fingers?) Rebacked. New contrasting leather spine labels, one each for title, and place/date near foot. 384 pp. and 21 pp. index. Probably - but not definitively - the Tenth or Eleventh Edition. Solidly bound. First published in London in 1747The "Lady" intended to provide a complete how-to manual for household cooks and servants who shop for, and prepare food for the home. Despite circulating rumours that Hannah Glasse was not actually a real person (ala Betty Crocker!), the book became enormously popular --and saw its way through many many printings!

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        THE HOLY BIBLE

      Oxford: T. Wright and W. Gill, 1774. This is a splendid example of two major stylistic innovations in binding decoration introduced by Edwards of Halifax in the late 18th century: the painted transparent vellum binding and the hidden fore-edge painting. The Edwards of Halifax bindery was founded by William Edwards (1723-1808) and continued by several of his brothers, half-brothers, and sons (by far the most important of the sons being Thomas, who lived from 1762-1834). This famous bindery was responsible for the introduction of at least three new styles of decoration, the most important of which, in the words of a contemporary commentator, Thomas H. Horne, involved a "method of gilding . . . and decorating the edges of the leaves with exquisite paintings." Nixon says that the fore-edge paintings on the books bound by the Edwardses and their imitators "were normally views of country houses--another innovation of the Halifax binders, since most of [the other painted fore edges] of the second half of the 17th century (and of John Brindley in the first half of the 18th) were heraldic and floral." The tranquil scene here is a typical Edwards-style composition: the stately home is on a hill at the right of the scene, surrounded by rolling lawns and groupings of trees, and a lake is in the foreground, with a fisherman, a pair of swans, and a cluster of cattle wading in for a drink. Although Edwards bindings are never signed, the present item seems likely to be the product of this firm because of both general and specific evidence. First, in addition to the fore-edge painting, it features other common Edwards design elements: the painting of scenes on the under side of a vellum surface rendered transparent by the use of pearl ash, and the use of blue wash paint for bands and labels (as opposed to blue leather). Second, the sophisticated and exhilarating Resurrection on the back cover is in every important way identical to that on a known Edwards binding, no. 186 in "The Henry Davis Gift." But there are differences between the two which are intriguing. The Davis binding was done for a "Common Prayer" and "Psalms" volume of larger size than the present one, and it is contained within an oval, while ours is a rectangle almost completely filling the back panel, with the angel that appears at the right of the Davis painting mostly cropped out. This raises intriguing questions of design and technique, suggesting perhaps that such paintings were of a stock content and size and that some kind of mechanical means of transfer from a reusable model might possibly have been employed. The soft green leather slipcase that protects our volume is another typical Edwards feature, and the gilt decoration on ours is almost exactly like that on the slipcase that accompanied the Davis exemplar.. 141 x 77 mm. (5 1/2 x 3"). [462] leaves. SUPERB HAND-PAINTED AND GILT-DECORATED VELLUM BY EDWARDS OF HALIFAX, BOTH COVERS WITH VERY PROMINENT GRISAILLE PAINTINGS, covers bordered by gilt metope and pentaglyph roll over blue wash, upper cover with oval painting of Moses striking the rock to produce water, lower cover with a very dynamic rendering of the Resurrection, with Christ flying upward from the tomb amidst brilliant light, with three soldiers beneath, shielding themselves in protective wonderment, the flat spine divided into compartments by gilt metope and pentaglyph roll over blue wash bands, the compartments featuring gilt garlands, blue wash label, all edges gilt; WITH A LOVELY FORE-EDGE PAINTING OF NOSTELL PRIORY, Yorkshire. IN THE ORIGINAL SOFT GREEN LEATHER SLIPCASE bordered by a gilt Greek key roll. Housed in a modern red cloth chemise and fine morocco-backed slipcase. Darlow & Moule 911. For the binding: Foot "Henry Davis Gift" II, 186. Vellum with perhaps a hint of soiling, text with faint browning and isolated mild foxing, but AN EXTREMELY FINE EXAMPLE, the text clean and smooth, and the binding and fore-edge painting beautifully preserved. This is a splendid example of two major stylistic innovations in binding decoration introduced by Edwards of Halifax in the late 18th century: the painted transparent vellum binding and the hidden fore-edge painting. The Edwards of Halifax bindery was founded by William Edwards (1723-1808) and continued by several of his brothers, half-brothers, and sons (by far the most important of the sons being Thomas, who lived from 1762-1834). This famous bindery was responsible for the introduction of at least three new styles of decoration, the most important of which, in the words of a contemporary commentator, Thomas H. Horne, involved a "method of gilding . . . and decorating the edges of the leaves with exquisite paintings." Nixon says that the fore-edge paintings on the books bound by the Edwardses and their imitators "were normally views of country houses--another innovation of the Halifax binders, since most of [the other painted fore edges] of the second half of the 17th century (and of John Brindley in the first half of the 18th) were heraldic and floral." The tranquil scene here is a typical Edwards-style composition: the stately home is on a hill at the right of the scene, surrounded by rolling lawns and groupings of trees, and a lake is in the foreground, with a fisherman, a pair of swans, and a cluster of cattle wading in for a drink. Although Edwards bindings are never signed, the present item seems likely to be the product of this firm because of both general and specific evidence. First, in addition to the fore-edge painting, it features other common Edwards design elements: the painting of scenes on the under side of a vellum surface rendered transparent by the use of pearl ash, and the use of blue wash paint for bands and labels (as opposed to blue leather). Second, the sophisticated and exhilarating Resurrection on the back cover is in every important way identical to that on a known Edwards binding, no. 186 in "The Henry Davis Gift." But there are differences between the two which are intriguing. The Davis binding was done for a "Common Prayer" and "Psalms" volume of larger size than the present one, and it is contained within an oval, while ours is a rectangle almost completely filling the back panel, with the angel that appears at the right of the Davis painting mostly cropped out. This raises intriguing questions of design and technique, suggesting perhaps that such paintings were of a stock content and size and that some kind of mechanical means of transfer from a reusable model might possibly have been employed. The soft green leather slipcase that protects our volume is another typical Edwards feature, and the gilt decoration on ours is almost exactly like that on the slipcase that accompanied the Davis exemplar.

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        Joseph Banks Esq.

      London: W. Dickinson, 30 January, 1774. Mezzotint portrait, 510 x 370 mm.; a very good impression, mounted and framed. Only twenty-eight or twenty-nine years of age, Banks is shown sitting confidently at his desk, surrounded by the accoutrements of his science: books, papers, and a prominently placed world globe.The mezzotint is based on the portrait painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds in 1772-3, when Banks was at the height of his fame after returning triumphant from Cook's first voyage and the discovery of the east coast of Australia. His ambitions and achievements are neatly captured in the prominently placed Latin tag, "cras ingens iterabimus æquor" (Horace: "tomorrow we will be back on the vast ocean", and an intriguing choice as the engraving was published at much the same time as Banks withdrew from Cook's second voyage).The engraving was made by William Dickinson in the latter half of 1773. It was the same year that Dickinson first began to publish his own prints, after a lengthy apprenticeship and association with the painter Robert Edge Pine, at whose house in St Martin's Lane he lodged between 1768 and 1771. His relationship with Reynolds was evidently good: this was the first of no less than twenty-two mezzotints after Reynolds that he completed and this very rare and fine image of Banks is one of the most celebrated.

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        Mémoires de M.Caron de Beaumarchais. Ecuyer, Conseiller-Secrétaire du Roi, Lieutenant-Général des Chasses au Baillage & Capitainerie de la Varenne du Louvre, grande Vénerie & Fauconnerie de France , accusé de corruption de juge, CONTRE M. Goëzman., Conseiller de Grand-Chambre au parlement de Paris, accusé de subornation et de faux, Mme Goëzman, et le Sieur Bertrand, accusés; le Sieur Marin, Gazetier de France et le Sieur Darnaud-Baculard., Conseiller D¿ambassade , assignés comme témoins.

      Ruault, Paris 1774 - 5 livres reliés en 1, le premier livre Mémoires de M.Caron de Beaumarchais. Ecuyer, Conseiller-Secrétaire du Roi, Lieutenant-Général des Chasses au Baillage & Capitainerie de la Varenne du Louvre, grande Vénerie & Fauconnerie de France , accusé de corruption de juge, CONTRE M. Goëzman., Conseiller de Grand-Chambre au parlement de Paris, accusé de subornation et de faux, Mme Goëzman, et le Sieur Bertrand, accusés; le Sieur Marin, Gazetier de France et le Sieur Darnaud-Baculard., Conseiller D¿ambassade , assignés comme témoins: 40 pages, le deuxième livre Supplément à la mémoire. :64 pages, troisième livre Addition au supplément du mémoire. :78 pages, Quatrième livre Quatrième mémoire à consulter. :109 pages, cinquième livre Requête d'atténuation pour le Sr Caron de Beaumarchais. :28 pages. Reliure plein ciur d'époque, coins émoussés, tranches marbrées, un petit manque au 4ième livre sans atteinte du texte. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        (... QO-GGKalmáry HU) Grammaticalische Regeln zur philosophischen oder allgemeinen Sprache, das ist, der Sprache aller Voelker Zeiten und Lebensarten.

      Wien, bey Joseph Kurzböck 1774. 8°. 2 Bl., XXIV Seiten, 3 Bl. (Verzeichnis der Herren Praenumeranten), 114 Seiten, 6 gefaltete Kupfertafeln. Ganzlederband der Zeit auf fünf Bünden mit dekorativer Rückenvergoldung, rotes Rückentitelsschildchen. Rücken in den Kapitalbereichen mit kleinen Fehlstellen, Rückendeckel mit Spuren eines Wurmganges im oberen Eck, im Gelenk etwas gelockert, ohne das Portraitfrontispiz, Papier leicht gebräunt. Erste deutsche Ausgabe (Grammatikalische Regeln...). - Die lateinische Erstausgabe erschien 1772 in Berlin und Leipzig, eine italienische Übersetzung 1773 in Rom. György (Georg) Kalmar, 1726 - 1781 (?), Orientalist und Sprachforscher, entstammte einer älteren ungarischen Adelsfamilie. \"...Kalmar`s philologische Arbeiten, namentlich seine Regeln einer philosophischen Universalsprache, wurden von seinen Zeitgenossen hochgeschätzt...\" (Wurzbach). - Sehr selten. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Bücher des 18. Jahrhunderts, Philosophie, Philosophy

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        Drey Curieuse Chymische Tractätlein. Das Erste, betitult: Güldene Rose, Das ist, Einfältige Beshreibung des allergrössesten, von dem Allmächtigsten Schöpffer Himmels und der Erden JEHOVA in die Natur gelegten, und dessen Freunden und Auserwehlten zugetheilten Geheimnisses, als Spiegels der Göttlichen und Natürlichen Weisheit. [Ans Lichtgebracht durch J. R. V. M. D.]. Das Ander Brunn der Weißheit und Erkänntnis der Natur, Von einem unvergleichlichen Philosopho gegraben [und geöffnet durch Anonymum von Schwartzfuß]. Das Dritte Blut der Natur, Entdeckung des allergeheimsten Schatzes derer Weisen, seyende nichts anderes, als der rothe Lebenssafft davon alle Geschöpfe nach dem Willen des Allmächigen herstammen, erhalten und fortgepflanzet werden. [Denen Kindern der Weißheit zum Besten hervorgegeben Von Anonymus von Schwartzfus]. Erstausg. dieser Zusammenstellung.

      70 S., mit gest. Frontispiz, Titel in Schwarz u. Rot / 77 S. / 45 S., mit einem Textholzschnitt (verso weiß) zw. S.14/15, Kl.-8, Neueres goldgepr. Leder mit 4 Bünden Ferguson I, 226 (inkomplettes Fragment) Caillet 3252 Duveen 181 Rosenthal 7838 Kopp II, 336f. Brüning 3222 (nicht fehlerlos). - Vorl. EA im Gegensatz zur zweiten Ausg. von 1774 mit separaten Titelblättern u. jew. eigener Paginierung. Das Frontispiz unten mit dem Text: "Beschreibung des Geheimnüsses des Steins der Weisen als der von Gott erbeten- und erhaltenen Weissheit des Königs Salomons zur Ehre Gottes beschrieben von einem Qui In Rore Vidit Maonalia Dei". Der Textholzschnitt zwischen S.14/15 mit dem "Eulenmotiv" von Heinrich Khunrath u. der Erläuterung "Was helffen FACKELN, LICHT und BRILLEN [...]." - Die letzten beiden Traktate hier in vertauschter Reihenfolge eingebunden. Einband geringfügig berieben u. tlw. leicht geblichen in der gedruckten Widmung an "Friderich dem Ersten, Könige in Preussen" S.5/6 min. Textverlust durch knappen Beschnitt am Fußsteg, sonst ein sehr gutes u. schönes Expl.

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        A FRIENDLY ADDRESS TO ALL REASONABLE AMERICANS, ON THE SUBJECT OF OUR POLITICAL CONFUSIONS: IN WHICH THE NECESSARY CONSEQUENCES OF VIOLENTLY OPPOSING THE KING'S TROOPS AND OF A GENERAL NON-IMPORTATION ARE FAIRLY STATED.

      New York: [James Rivington], 1774. - 55pp., plus errata page. Half calf and marbled boards. Some light toning and foxing. Very good. At one time attributed to Myles Cooper, but now commonly assumed to be by Thomas Bradbury Chandler. In tone, this is more like a veiled threat than a "friendly address." The author warns the colonists of incurring the wrath of the mother country by their protests against tea duties and attacks on Royal troops. He writes that should the colonists put down their arms and give up thoughts of suspending trade with England some political reforms, even "a general American constitution" under the tutelage of England, could be considered. But for American republicanism he has no sympathy: "no order or denomination of men amongst us would enjoy liberty or safety, if subjected to the fiery genius of a New England Republican Government; the little finger of which we should soon experience to be heavier than the loins of Parliament." Chandler (1726-1790) was born in Connecticut and educated at Yale. "Although he had advised the repeal of the Stamp Act, he was as ardent a Loyalist as churchman, and the events of the next few years moved him to vigorous protest against the drift toward revolution. In 1775 appeared his pamphlet WHAT THINK YE OF CONGRESS NOW? which was a spirited attack upon the authority and actions of the Continental Congress. The occurrences of April 1775 were too much for his Loyalist fervor, and he departed for England the following month" - DAB. AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE 107a. SABIN 16587. HOWES C754, "aa." EVANS 13224. NAIP w020342.

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        John Rutledge, rare ALS expecting "joyful news of a victorious campaign … Troops under your command, as will keep the enemy in Canada …"

      n.p., n.d.. 9" x 8.5". "Single partial page ALS on laid paper, 9"" x 8.5"" with uneven edges, and light chipping. Lacking top and bottom of sheet, but still maintaining a stunning large example of John Rutledge's signature. Pencil note to lower left corner noting Rutledge scripted the piece as Delegate from South Carolina, in Congress 1774. Signed by John Rutledge as ""J Rutledge.""A fantastic example of a partial ALS with a large bold signature by John Rutledge. Examples of Rutledge's signature are in high demand, and seldom come up for auction. This piece is rendered in strong contrast, with a perfectly executed signature, and is well preserved.The autographed letter as shown in part is below:""… In the theory of military (illegible) - I am sure that even in the short stay he will make with you his Abilities with discover themselves + that he will receive from you those civilities + attentions which with Men may expect + never fail to obtain.I hope he will bring us the joyful news of a victorious campaign, and that be glad to hear from him that he has seen you in good health + a Body of with Troops under your command, as will keep the Enemy in Canada …J Rutledge ""John Rutledge served in the First Continental Congress and the Second Continental Congress until 1776. That year, he was elected President of South Carolina under a constitution drawn up on March 26, 1776. Upon taking office, he worked quickly to organize the new government and to prepare defenses against British attack. His feisty personality perhaps showed itself when he disobeyed general Lees orders when Lee told Rutledge that the fort Rutledge has commissioned to build (Fort Sullivan, now known as Fort Moutrie), should be evacuated, as Lee considered it indefensible. Lee said that the fort would fall in under a half an hour, and all the men would be killed. Rutledge wrote ""General Lee [...] wishes you to evacuate the fort. You will not, without [an] order from me. I would sooner cut off my hand than write one."" Rutledge, noticed that Lee was arrogant and uncouth and unfit to control the militia. Rutledge, by virtue of being elected by the state gained control of the militia. Rutledge let it be known that only he could order the militia to defend Charleston. During this time, Rutledge garnered the nickname ""Dictator John"" by virtue of getting his way with things. However with all that said, Rutledge was correct in his assessment as on June 28, 1776, the British attacked the fort, expecting it to fall quickly. However, the fort’s walls were made out of palmetto logs packed with sand, and the British cannonballs were absorbed into the soft core of the logs without doing much damage, and the British were repulsed, saving Charleston.Less than a half dozen examples have been offered previously at auction in the last 40 years."

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        A Tour In Scotland; Mdcclxix. Third Edition (1774) [With] A Tour In Scotland And Voyage To The Hebrides: Mdcclxxii (1774) [With] A Tour In Scotland Mdcclxxii Part Ii (1776), Additions To The Tour In Scotland Mdcclxix (And) Additions To The Voyage To The Hebrides Mdcclxxii (1776). [Three Volumes]

      Warrington / Chester / London: W. Eyres 1774 / John Monk 1774 / Benjamin White 1776, 1774. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Three Volume Matched Set With Extensively Revised Volume I And First Editions Of Volumes Ii And Iii. In Full Sprinkled Calf With Colored Morocco Spine Labels, 9 3/8" X 7 3/4", With Volume Numbers I, Ii And Iii On Spines. Volume I: Stated Third Edition, 1774, Expanded And Revised, With Illustrated Title Page, Dedication, Advertisement, Appendix (Table), List Of Plates, Errata And Additions,388 Pp., Publisher's Ad On Last Page, Including 21 Plates. Volume Ii: Unstated First Edition,1774, Illustrated Title Page, Dedication (Dated March 1, 1774), Advertisement, List Of Plates, Errata; Additions,379 Pp. Including All 44 Plates, With Ad On Verso Of Last Page. Volume Iiiii: Unstated First Edition, 1776, Illustrated Title Page, Advertisement, List Of Plates, 481 Pp. Including All 47 Plates, With Errata On Verso Of Last Page, Additions To The Tour In Scotland Mdcclxix (20 Pp) And Additions To The Voyage To The Hebrides Mdcclxxii On Pp 21-32, "Two Omissions" On Pp 33-34. Contemporary Calf, Red And Violet Morocco Spine Labels. A Complete Set, Original Bindings Neatly Repaired At Corners, Joints And Hinges Cracked Or Starting But All Quite Solid, Small Losses At Ends Of Joints. Contents Clean, No Foxing Except For Offsetting From The Plates. Armorial Bookplates, By Bowley, Of H [Henry] A. Proctor Esq., Aberhavesp. International Postage About $120 By Insured Usps Express Mail.

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        Von den äusserlichen Kennzeichen der Fossilien.

      Leipzig: Siegfried Lebrecht Crusius, 1774. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (178 x 105 mm). [1-5] 6-302 [2] pp. 8 printed folding tables. Errata on T8v. Early 19th century paper card binding with paper label to spine (extremities rubbed, corners bumped, chipping to spine probably due to removed label). Internally only little age-toned, a few occasional ink corrections in contemporary hand. Provenance: Akademischer Verein und Burschenschaft "Glück Auf" Freiberg (old library stamp to title page, shelf mark and 3 stamps to endpaper). A fresh, crisp and virtually unspotted copy internally. ----Dibner 91; Evans 64; Norman 2205; Sparrow 196; Honeyman 3106; D.S.B. XIV, p.257; Sotheran II, 9271; Wilson, Mineral Collecting, 99-100; Ward-Carozzi 2299; Ferchl 575; Zittel 56. FIRST EDITION of Werner's very rare work in which he classified the outward characteristics of minerals and established standards of quantification which continued to be used into the 19th-century. He is best known as the author of an influential oceanic theory of the origin of world's crust, which gave rise to the Neptunist-Vulcanist theory which was to dominate 19th-century geology (Norman). The first book by "the most renowned geologist and mineralogist of his day" (Zittel); Wilson describes Werner as "the father of modern mineralogy." "Von den äusserlichen Kennzeichen der Fossilien was not a mineral system but a classification of external characteristics of minerals, designed to aid the worker of the student in the field. In it Werner gave an unprecedented number of external characteristics with definitions, usually accompanied by homely examples which could be understood by both the layman and the natural philosopher. He also attempted to establish some standards of quantification and thus to clear away the vagueness in the terminology then in use." (D.S.B.). Very Good.

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        Theoria generationis... editio nova, aucta et emendata.

      Halle: typis et sumtu Io. Christ. Hendeli, 1774. 2nd Edition. Hardcover. 8vo (200 x 120 mm). lxiv, 231 [1] pp. (errata on last page). Signatures: a-d8 A-O8 P4, 148 leaves. 2 engraved plates, numbered Tab I-II, signed 'Auctor ad. nat. del' (bound as throwouts on full blank leaves at the end). 19th century cardboards (extremities worn), spine with paper label titled in script. Paper little age-toned, very minor occasional spotting. Provenance: Early signature P. Wagner on free endpaper; Walter Pagel library. A fine, clean and unmarked copy. ----Wellcome V, p. 460 ; Blake p. 494 ; Waller 11038; Norman 2257 (1st ed.); Garrison-Morton 470 (1st ed.) - Second edition (first 1759). "Wolff observed in great detail the early processes of embryonic differentiation. He disposed of the 'preformation' theory, substituting his view that the organs are formed from leaf-like (blastodermic) layers" (Garrison-M.). A fundamental work on embryology ... in which he refuted the theory of preformation and put forward a theory of epigenesis which laid the foundations of the germ-layer theory of Baer and Pander. He demonstrated the truth of his theory with detailed microscopic observations on developing plant and chick embryos. In the latter he followed the development of the heart and blood vessels. "Wolff's fundamental achievement was the refutation of the theory of preformation, which considered the development of an organism to be simply the expansion of an invisible, transparent, fully formed embryo" (D.S.B. XV, p. 524). This edition adds a foreword dated 4 November 1773 , a long 'Praemonenda de theoria generationis' and an index replying to criticisms (pp. xi-lxiv), but omits the 'Expositio et ratio instituti' and 'Conspectus dissertationis' in the first edition (1759, pp. 5-11). (R. Gaskell, Books from the Library of Walter Pagel, Pt. II, 192). Very Good.

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        Friendly Address to All Reasonable Americans

      1774. (AMERICAN REVOLUTION) (CHANDLER, Thomas Bradbury). The Friendly Address to All Reasonable Americans, On the Subject of our Political Confusions. New-York: 1774. Slim octavo, period-style three-quarter diced brown calf and marbled boards; pp. 24. $2500.Scarce 1774 New York edition of the New Jersey minister's defense of British rule issued not long after the Boston Tea Party and Britain's passage of the Intolerable Acts, more a veiled threat than a ""friendly address"" in its attack on the ""madmen of New-England in their scheme of an Independent Republic,"" a work that inspired John Adams, Charles Lee and others to answer with immediate rebukes and justifications for revolution.Chandler ""was the foremost Anglican polemicist"" of his day and an outspoken Loyalist. The anonymous Friendly Address, attributed to him, ""went to the heart of issue of liberty and authority"" that spurred colonial fury (Dreisbach, Faith and the Founders, 110). It appeared just as ""the stakes of political dissent dramatically changed in 1774, once the Continental Congress convened in Philadelphia to respond to the 'Intolerable Acts' that the British government imposed on Massachusetts Bay after the Boston Tea Party"" (Gould, Writing the Rebellion, 10). Calling revolutionary leaders ""tyrannicalÂ… hairbrained fanaticks,"" Chandler especially aroused outrage by claiming any ""trifling"" punishment dealt by Britain was the effect of ""our own misconduct,"" and the rebellion's leaders would be soon be ""proclaimed Rebels and Traitors."" This incendiary work quickly sparked a rebuke in Charles Lee's Strictures on a Pamphlet (1774). John Adams, as well, wrote an unpublished response, where he dismissed Chandler's ""absurdities"" and concluded the ""writer professes to be a Friend to all reasonable AmericansÂ…. But many Characteristic Passages in his Pamphlet, have convinced others that he is [a] much more sincere Lover of himself"" (Founders Online). Chandler soon fled America for exile in Britain. This ""carefully abridged"" edition is preceded by the same year's Boston and New York editions. ESTC W12271. Evans 13226. Sabin 16587. Text fresh with only tiny bit of faint occasional marginal dampstaining. An about-fine copy.

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        La generation ou exposition des phenomenes relatifs a cette fonction naturelle de leur mechanisme, de leurs causes respectives et des effets immediats qui en resultent

      Original French edition and first translation into the vernacular after the Latin original, which had appeared in the Elementa PHYSIOLOGICA in 8 volumes, published from 1757 to 1766.Full blond speckled calf. Back to bands decorated. Parts of title and volume numbers in red morocco. Caps head frayed, ditto for the tail cap Volume 2, Volume 2, the blunt Two Piece volume number of Volume 1 missing corners. Some yellowed.Major study of the phenomenon of generation of fertilization and embryology, with a description of the sexual organs and their function. In preparing a statement of contemporary knowledge, Haller denies certain claims previously established, including that of Malpighi, and establish new, clearing the way for new people come into the world.--- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Chez Des Ventes de la Doué à Paris 1774 in-8 (12,5x20cm) vj (2) 641pp. et (4) 548pp. 2 volumes reliés

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        Minéralogie, ou nouvelle exposition du Règne Minéral, Ouvrage dans lequel on a tâché de ranger dans l'ordre le plus naturel les Substances de ce Règne, et où l'on expose leurs propriétés et usages mécaniques, etc

      Paris, Vincent, 1774. 1774, 1774, , 2 volumes in-8 de I. LXII, (2), 590, (2) pages et 7 tableaux ; et de II. (2), 640 pages, 6 tableaux et 4 pages de catalogue Vincent, plein veau moucheté de l'époque, dos à 5 nerfs ornés, WARD & CAROZZI, 2219. Seconde édition, peu courante et largement augmentée de cet ouvrage parue pour la première fois en 1762. 13 tableaux dépliants donnent une représentation schématique des différentes classes. Le naturaliste Valmont de Bomare a adopté, dans cet ouvrage, le système de Wallerius et la classification de Linné. Malgré quelques rousseurs sur certains cahiers, bon exemplaire dans sa première reliure et enrichie de notes marginales anonymes du XIXe siècle

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        The Journal of a Voyage undertaken by order of His Present Majesty For making Discoveries towards the North Pole

      

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        Christuskopf, 1774

      - Technik: Radierung auf Papier. Beschriftung: unten rechts signiert: "D: Chodowiecki del: & sc", unten mittig vom Künstler eigenhändig bezeichnet: "6ter Probedruck". rechts am Rand vom Künstler eigenhändig bezeichnet in Bleistift. Werkverzeichnis: Engelmann 113 I/II Probedruck. Serie: 3. Blatt zu: "Physiognomische Fragmente zur Beförderung der Menschenkenntnis und Menschenliebe" von Johann Caspar Lavater. Erster und Vierter Versuch. Grösse: 18 x 14 cm (Darstellung). Weitere Größen: Platte: 19,1 x 15,2 cm Papier: 19,1 x 15,3 cm. Beschreibung: Sehr seltener Probeduck (so eigenthändig vom Künstler in Feder im Unterrand bezeichnet), vor der doppelten Einfassungslinie und vor der Bezeichnung. Ebenso vor weiteren Punktierungen im Gesicht und dichteren Schraffuren im Gewand. Es handelt sich um einen Gesamtpreis inkl. Versandkosten innerhalb der BRD. Umsatzsteuer wird wegen Differenzbesteuerung nach §25a UstG weder erhoben noch ausgewiesen. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Experiments and Observations

      , 1774. 1774. First Edition . (WALD, George) PRIESTLEY, Joseph. Experiments and Observations on Different Kinds of Air. London: J. Johnson, 1774. Octavo, contemporary full brown calf, raised bands, red morocco spine label. $4500.First edition of the initial volume in this monumental work by a

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