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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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        DISEGNI ORIGINALI D'ECCELLENTI PITTORI ESISTENTI NELLA REAL GALLERIA DI FIRENZE INCISI ED IMITATI NELLA LORO GRANDEZZA E COLORI.

      Florence. Mulinari no date 1774 - Large folio 25x18 inches. Handsomely leather bound in half period calf. Title in green by Girolamo Maccietti and 41 of 49 FINE ENGRAVED LEAVES WITH 139 ENGRAVED IMAGES- etched with aquatint in various shades of sepia, red and green. All on good laid paper. A scarce and very decorative Gallery Book- albeit defective in very good condition, only the last plate is creased. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        32 plates for: [Naauwkeurige waarneemingen omtrent de veranderingen van veele insekten of gekorvene diertjes].

      [Amsterdam?, ca. 1774]. - Folio. With 32 (of 33) mostly numbered plates showing the metamorphosis of butterflies, moths and other flying insects. Mounted in passe partouts and kept in a half cloth clamshell box. 32 (of 33) plates depicting the metamorphosis of 67 (of 70) sorts of butterflies, moths and other flying insects in their natural surroundings, the specimens collected, drawn, and here in all but the first ten plates also etched and engraved, by Jacob l'Admiral (1700-70), first published in 1740 with only 25 plates and in 1774 with 33 plates. The first 10 plates in the present set are 18th-century copies that we have not found recorded in the literature. They were apparently copied from the first (1740) edition, for plate VII includes l'Admiral's name as in that edition, removed before the second (1774) edition. Most plates show the species as egg, larva, pupa and adult, both male and female, placed on the plants they frequent in their natural habitat. Scientifically they were a great advance over all that went before, including the pioneering work of Maria Sibylla Merian. L'Admiral began studying butterflies at the age of ten. He collected the specimens during 30 years of travel and intended the first edition with 25 plates to be one of 4 parts for a total of 100 plates. He finished only 8 additional plates before his death in 1770 and had not yet published them or his descriptions. After l'Admiral's death the bookseller Sluyter bought all the copperplates at auction and produced the second edition, including the 8 additional plates. Plate XII depicts a tulip. - Plate 30, though printed from the original copper plate, has one butterfly additional to those in the 1774 edition. Plate II is unnumbered. Although the first 10 plates are copies, all 32 may have been printed on the same mix of paper stocks. There are at least three different paper stocks, but in many cases the watermarks are mostly obscured by the image: Strasbourg arms above 4 & WR, Strasbourg arms with nothing below it, and Strasbourg bend, and countermarks "IV" and "I Villedary". At least some of the Strasbourg arms have a crown similar to Heawood 1819 and 1828, possibly the watermark of the 1774 edition (with countermark IV). Watermarks in all three general styles were already in use before 1740, so a close dating would require a detailed study. - An unscrupulous dealer changed the plate number XXXIII to XXVIII to suggest a complete set of 32 rather than a set of 33 with one plate lacking. The margins have been trimmed close to the plate edge and the paper stock with the "I Villedary" countermark is slightly browned, but the plates are still in good condition. Cf. Nissen, ZBI 2357-2358 (1740 & 1774 eds.). Horn/Schenkling 52-53 (1740 & 1774 eds.). Hunt 514 (1740 ed.). Landwehr, Coloured Plates 104-105 (1740 & 1774). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Experiments and Observations on Electricity, Made at Philadelphia

      , 1774. 1774. FRANKLIN, BENJAMIN. Experiments and Observations on Electricity, Made at Philadelphia in America ... To which are added, Letters and Papers on Philosophical Subjects.... London: For F. Newbery, 1774. 4to. v, [1], 514, [16] p. 7 engraved plates, several woodcut text illustrations. Lacks half- title. Contemporary marbled paper-covered boards, calf spine, very skillfully rebacked in period style. Later endpapers. Occasional foxing of both text and plates, some offsetting from a few plates, light stains on H3-4 and 2M3-4. Withal a very good copy. The fifth and final edition of the book that PMM calls "the most important scientific book of eighteenth- century America." "English editions one, two, and three had been published carelessly ... he edited the fourth edition in person [and] introduced footnotes ... Other notes corrected faults of early ignorance. In some cases the actual text was revised ... The most outstanding difference ... is of course in content."?I. Bernard Cohen, Benjamin Franklin's Experiments. In addition to the famous kite and key experiment, Franklin's work with Leiden jars, lightning rods, and charged clouds is summarized. The fifth edition is essentially a reprint of the fourth edition with several small corrections. PMM 199 (1st edn.); Wheeler Gift 367b; Ford 307; Howes F320 ("b").

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        Experiments and Observations

      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 “father of modern chemistry,” the copy of Nobel laureate and renowned biochemist George Wald, signed and dated by him, complete with two copper-engraved folding plates, highly desirable in contemporary calf.Priestley's ""contributions to the knowledge of gases were crucial"" (PMM 217). His ""hundreds of experiments on different types of 'air' led to the identification of numerous gases, including ammonia, nitrogen dioxide and (most importantly) oxygen, which he obtained by heating mercuric oxideÂ… Priestley was long credited with the discovery of oxygen, as he was the first to publish his discovery. [His] experiments with gases led Cavendish and Watt to discover the compound nature of water, and it was this revelation, coupled with [his] isolation of oxygen, that formed the experimental basis of Lavoisier's new oxidation chemistry"" (Norman 1750). Publication of his experiments on gases ""marked an epoch in the history of the science [of chemistry]Â… He has been called by Cuvier a `father of modern chemistry"" (DNB). ""Priestley's pneumatic experiments were carried on at such a prolific rate, that following the paper of 1772 [Observations on Different Kinds of Air], it was decided that he should publish his accounts of them in book form. This first volume of Experiments and Observations appeared in 1774, the 2nd in 1775, and the 3rd in 1777"" (DSB). Priestley, a friend of Benjamin Franklin, wrote of his ""constant correspondence with Dr. Franklin"" in their work (Cohen, Benjamin Franklin's Science, 68). With copper-engraved folding frontispiece and rear folding plate, half title, errata leaf and three rear advertisement pages. ESTC T33832. Norman 1750. From the library of Nobel laureate and famed biochemist George Wald, signed and dated 1955 by him. Wald, who helped identify Vitamin A in the retina, was awarded the 1967 Nobel Prize for medicine, along with Granit and Hartline, for discovering the ""mechanism by which light triggers off the reaction in the sensory cells of the eye"" (Nobel Presentation Speech). In receiving the award, Wald was praised ""as 'one of the world's greatest authorities on the biochemistry of perception'"" (New York Times). Among Wald's many other awards was the prestigious Joseph Priestley Award, which honors scientists whose work made substantial contributions to the welfare of humanity. Early owner bookplate.Text and plates generally fresh, expert restoration to contemporary calf.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Richter").

      [Bayreuth], o. D. - 1 S. Qu.-8vo. Mit eh. Adresse. An den Lehrer seines Sohnes Max, Lorenz Heinrich Wagner (1774-1841) in Bayreuth, dem er für eine "seelen-erhebende Stunde" anläßlich eines Unterrichtsbesuchs dankt: "[.] Ihre Primaner waren ihres Lehrers werth; keiner darunter war gemein u. Cloeter [wohl ein Sohn von Richters Freund Johann Gottfried Cloeter] u. einige andere, mir anonyme, ragten vor". Er empfiehlt noch ein Werk des Philosophen Dietrich Tiedemann und kündigt "Mehreres und anderes" mündlich an. - Etwas knittrig.

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        Journal of the Proceedings of the Congress

      1774. First Edition . (CONTINENTAL CONGRESS). Journal of the Proceedings of the Congress, Held at Philadelphia, September 5, 1774. Philadelphia: Printed by William and Thomas Bradford, 1774. Octavo, period-style three-quarter brown calf and marbled boards. Housed in a custom folding chemise and full morocco clamshell box. $60,000.First edition, exceedingly rare first expanded issue of the first official Journal of the Continental Congress—the first to contain the Petition to the King and Gage's October 20, 1774 letter—published in Philadelphia by the Bradfords soon after their virtually unobtainable first issue, one of the earliest publications of the American government—""of the greatest rarity""—containing the seminal ""Declaration of Rights and Resolves"" to the King and Parliament on colonial rights, and featuring the famous woodcut design on the title page that represents the first attempt to create a seal to ""represent emblematically a united nation"" in America, one of the most fundamental documents of the American Revolution.In response to the Coercive or Intolerable Acts enacted by Parliament from March-June 1774, the colonies united and sent delegates to the First Continental Congress, which met in Philadelphia from September 5 through October 26, 1774. The delegates, including George Washington, John Adams, Patrick Henry, Samuel Adams, John Jay and John Dickinson, were gathered to compose a statement of colonial rights, identify the British government's violation of those rights, and provide a plan that would convince Britain to restore those rights. This very rare first edition, second issue, of a Journal of the Proceedings of the Congress contains the full account of these extraordinary days. It was published by order of the Congress from the official minutes taken by Secretary Charles Thomson, and printed by William and Thomas Bradford, the official printers to the new government. This is one of the earliest publications of the new government, with this rare expanded first edition preceded only by the 132-page issue of late 1774, and pamphlets containing partial extracts of the proceedings ""printed in separate parts and issued as the acts and resolutions occurred"" (Adams, American Controversy:244). This rare expanded issue is also the first to add the twelve highly important pages of text, consisting of General Gage's October 20 letter to Peyton Randolph, and the famous Petition to the King, which reasserts the colonists' objections to unjust ""duties imposed on usÂ… useless and oppressive restrictions,"" the violation of civil and property rights, and much more. This text of the Petition was agreed upon and voted on in executive session on October 1, 1774, and probably reached England in early November. It does not appear in the 132-page issue of the Journal that was likely published in Philadelphia that November because at that time the Petition was still secret. While it certainly reached Lord North in England, it is unclear whether the King ever saw it. By mid-January 1775, when it seemed unlikely the Americans would receive a response (there never was one), the Petition was included in this expanded issue of the Journal, possibly published on January 17, 1775.The deliberations of the First Continental Congress ""were to be confidential; no news of votes and proceedings was made public. But as the work of the Congress gathered momentum, resolutions, declarations and addresses intended for wide circulation were ordered to be printed. ""An eager and excited American public was anxious to learn what the unprecedented Congress had accomplished. The printers immediately began to put together the most important public statements, at first consisting of the separate pamphlets they had printed brought together under the title, dated October 27, Extracts from the Votes and Proceedings of the American Continental Congress, and then, to meet the demand, reprinted it as an entity."" The title page of this expanded issue of the Journal features the same seal of the United Colonies that appears on the title page of the 132-page issue. It displays the Magna Carta as the base for ""a pillar held by twelve hands and topped by a liberty cap; a motto reads: 'Hanc Tuemur, Hac Nitimur,' or, 'this we defend, by this we are protected'Â… it stands as the first attempt to represent emblematically a united nation"" (Wolf, Introduction, Journal of the Proceeding of the Congress).With the First Continental Congress quickly evolving ""into a federal government of a nation at warÂ… Congress faced a delicate task. America as a whole did not want independence; every path to conciliation must be kept open. But Congress had to do something about the Coercive Acts, and also to suggest a permanent solution of the struggle between libertas and imperium"" (Morison, 207-8). Foremost in the proceedings was the Declaration and Resolves, to the King and Parliament, objecting to the Coercive Acts and asserting the fundamental rights of the colonists, including: ""life, liberty, and property""; the rights and liberties granted to English citizens; representation and participation in legislation and government, especially in issues of taxation and internal policy; trial by jury; ""a right peaceably to assemble, consider of their grievances, and petition the King,"" etc. These important rights and liberties were the defining issues of the revolution and became the foundation of the Declaration of Independence. ""The Declaration and Resolves of the First Continental Congress was the direct precursor of the declarations of rights contained in the Revolutionary state constitutionsÂ… In the 1774 declaration, the American is emerging from his colonial statusÂ… In declaring that the rights of the colonists are natural rights, the Declaration and Resolves anticipates the more famous statement on this issue in the Declaration of Independence and prepares the way for the elevation of the rights involved to the constitutional plane"" (Schwartz, 64). Also herein is the Address to the People of Great Britain, an Address to the Inhabitants of the Province of Quebec, and an agreement called The Association that called for cutting off imports to and from Britain if the Coercive Acts were not repealed.Congress further passed the resolution to reassemble on 10 May 1775 if colonial rights and liberties had not been restored. Those hopes went unfulfilled. ""By the time the Second Continental Congress opened on Wednesday, May 10, 1775, American blood had already been shed on Lexington Green and Concord Bridge"" (Chorlton, First American Republic, 590). With that everything changed, and ""the point of no return had been reached"" (Johnson, History of the American People, 149). Rare first edition, second issue with same title page imprint as the 132-page first issue. With half title, ""List of the Deputies or Delegates,"" errata (p.3). General Gage's letter and the Petition were separately printed by the Bradfords with pages numbered 133-144, and added without a separate title page to the copies on hand of the first-issue Journal. ""Some copies on thick paper with Charles Thomson's holograph signature on p. 132 rather than a printed signature [this copy]"" (Adams, American Controversy 74-84b). Howes notes copies with a variant title page ""erroneously dated 'DCC, LXXIV'"" (J263), no priority established. The Petition and Gage's letter were also issued separately in Boston by Isaiah Thomas. Evans 13737, 13738. ESTC W20577. Howes J2673,""aa."" Adams, American Controversy 74-84a; 74-84b. Text very fresh and clean with only very lightest scattered foxing. A most rare and desirable near-fine copy.

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        Voyage Towards the North Pole

      1774. First Edition . PHIPPS, Constantine John. Voyage Towards the North Pole Undertaken by His Majesty's Command 1773. London: W. Bowyer and J. Nichols for J. Nourse, 1774. Quarto, contemporary full dark brown calf rebacked with original spine laid down, red morocco spine label. $7500.First edition of the official account of PhippsÂ’ polar voyage, with three folding maps, 12 engraved folding or double-page plates, and numerous charts and tables, 11 of which are folding.Commodore Phipps, later Lord Mulgrave, led this expedition in June 1773 ""for the purpose of discovering a route to India through the North Polar regions. North of Spitzbergen the sea was absolutely blocked with ice and the vessels had to return. Although unsuccessful the voyage was an important addition to nautical science, and the account of it contains a descriptive catalogue of the natural productions of Spitzbergen. The expedition is also of interest from the fact that Lord Nelson, then 14, accompanied it as a midshipman, and distinguished himself by his encounter with a bear"" (Maggs II:870). The account includes ""the valuable appendix to the work [which] gives geographical and meteorological observations, zoological and botanical records, accounts of the distillation of fresh water from the sea, and astronomical observations"" (Hill, 206-7). Sabin 62572. Fitzgerald 560. Delgado, 55. Lowndes, 1860. Armorial bookplate; later owner ink signature.A few plates mildly toned, text generally clean, some restoration to extremities of contemporary calf covers. An extremely good copy.

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        Experiments and Observations on Electricity, Made at Philadelphia

      1774 - FRANKLIN, BENJAMIN. Experiments and Observations on Electricity, Made at Philadelphia in America . To which are added, Letters and Papers on Philosophical Subjects. London: For F. Newbery, 1774. 4to. v, [1], 514, [16] p. 7 engraved plates, several woodcut text illustrations. Lacks half- title. Contemporary marbled paper-covered boards, calf spine, very skillfully rebacked in period style. Later endpapers. Occasional foxing of both text and plates, some offsetting from a few plates, light stains on H3-4 and 2M3-4. Withal a very good copy. The fifth and final edition of the book that PMM calls "the most important scientific book of eighteenth- century America." "English editions one, two, and three had been published carelessly . he edited the fourth edition in person [and] introduced footnotes . Other notes corrected faults of early ignorance. In some cases the actual text was revised . The most outstanding difference . is of course in content."?I. Bernard Cohen, Benjamin Franklin's Experiments. In addition to the famous kite and key experiment, Franklin's work with Leiden jars, lightning rods, and charged clouds is summarized. The fifth edition is essentially a reprint of the fourth edition with several small corrections. PMM 199 (1st edn.); Wheeler Gift 367b; Ford 307; Howes F320 ("b"). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Political arithmetic.

      8vo, xii + (4) + 366 + (2)pp, complete with the final leaf of advertisements, contemporary mottled calf, spine fully gilt with raised bands and gilt label, joints with some wear and cracking, but still a good, sound, binding. A very good copy indeed from the late 18th century library of John Cator* with his armorial bookplate.Publisher: London: W. Nicoll,Year: 1774Edition: First edition.

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        Anacr

      Binding signed Sture Falks Bogbinderi lund. Vontent totally clean, actually as new in fine slipcase Paris, Le Boucher, 1773-1774 - (2) ff.+ IV+ 280 +- XVI+ 104 pages p. Suivi de : H

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        Bouquet mit Anemonen, Malve und Leinenblumen.

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        Bouquet mit Rosen, Schwertlilien und Narzissen.

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        Bouquet mit Narzissen und Catalpenzweig.

      - Kolorierter Farbkupferstich v. Louis Charles Ruotte (1774-1806) n. Jean Louis Pr

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        Bouquet mit Rosen, Hyazinthen, Scilla und Tarcetten.

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        Institutionum Oratorium [Institutes of Oratory]

      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’s Institutes of Oratory, an encyclopedia of Roman rhetorical and educational practices, detailing the proper training of an orator.“This work gives a complete course of instruction in rhetoric, including all that is necessary for training in practical elocution, from the preliminary education of boyhood and earliest youth to the time of appearance in public. It describes a perfect orator, who, according to Quintilian, should be not only skillful in rhetoric, but also of good moral character, and concludes with practical advice. Especially interesting is the first book, which gives the principles of training and instruction, and the tenth book, for its criticisms on the Greek and Latin prose authors and poets recommended to the orator for special study” (Peck, 1356). Nearly forgotten during the Middle Ages, the Institutionum Oratoriarum was rediscovered during the Renaissance and exerted a strong influence on Renaissance and 17th-century prose style and literary criticism. First published in 1470. Publisher’s woodcut device on title page and verso of final (errata) leaf. Numerous woodcut initials. Text in Latin. Small bookseller’s label.Text generally quite clean. An excellent copy.

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        Elemens d'algèbre. Traduits de l'allemand [par J. Bernoully], avec des notes et additions [par Lagrange]

      A Lyon, chez Jean-Marie Bruysset, 1774. 1774, 1774, , 2 volumes in-8, XVI-704 + [4]-664-[3] pages, veau marbré de l'époque, dos à 5 nerfs et fleuronnés, pièces de titre et de tomaison rouges, fers armoriés frappé ultérieurement en tête des dos [Marie-Louise-Nicole de La Rochefoucauld], tranches marbrées, Première édition française, rare. L'originale allemande a paru en 1770 sous le titre "Einleitung zur Algebra". Cet important ouvrage de Leonhard Euler (1707-1783) pose les bases scientifiques d'un processus fondamental et déterminé. Le premier volume traite de l'algèbre ordinaire : "il contient l'un des plus anciens essais tenté pour établir les opérations fondamentales sur des bases rationnelles", ainsi que la démonstration du théorème éponyme d'Euler. Le deuxième volume, "consacré à l'analyse indéterminée ou algèbre de Diophante", contient "les solutions de quelques questions proposées par Fermat et qui n'avaient pas encore été résolues". Cette édition française comprend d'importantes notes et additions de Lagrange, dont le célèbre et remarquable exposé des résultats qu'il obtint au sujet des fractions continues arithmétiques. Sotheran 1247 et 7684. Ball, Histoire des mathématiques, pp. 84 et suiv. Barbier II, 49. Bon exemplaire provenant de la bibliothèque de la duchesse Marie-Louise-Nicole de La Rochefoucauld d'Anville (ou d'Enville, 1716-1797), avec son petit fer armorié en tête des dos (O.H.R, pl. 713). Cachet de la bibliothèque du château de La Roche-Guyon. Une coiffe partiellement arasée, un mors fendu et quelques galeries de ver superficielles en pied du tome II

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        Élémens d'algebre. Traduits de l'Allemand, avec des Notes et des Additions.

      chez Jean-Marie Bruyser, 1774. Due volumi di cm. 20, pp. xvi, 704; (4) 664 + (4) di privilegio. Legatura coeva in piena pelle bazzana, dorsi a nervi con ricchi fregi e titoli in oro. Tagli rossi e sguardie marmorizzate. Esemplare genuino, con qualche brunitura alle carte con alcune tracce d'uso alle legature: mancanze alle cuffie e qualche spellatura ai piatti. Non comune prima edizione della traduzione francese (l'originale apparve nel 1771). I due volumi portano i seguenti titoli: 1. De L'Analyse Déterminée - 2. De L'Analyse Indéterminée.

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        Systême social ou Principes naturels de la morale et de la politique. Avec un examen de l'influence du gouvernement sur les m?urs. Par l'auteur du Systême de la Nature.

      Londres, 1774, 3 tomes in 8°, de 2ff. 210-176 & 167pp., reliés en 1 vol. pl. veau marbré époque, dos orné, tr. marbrées, petite mouillure claire en marge de qq. ff. sinon bel exemplaire. Nouvelle édition publiée un an après l'édition originale. Le Système social fut saisi par la police en juin 1773, puis mis à l'index par l'Eglise en août 1775. En 1822, il sera à nouveau en butte aux rigueurs policières. Comme l'on sait le salon du Baron matérialiste et athée servait de point de ralliement aux encyclopédistes. L'ouvrage enseigne "que la vertu essentielle est la justice... que le gouvernement est la somme des forces sociales déposées entre les mains de ceux qui sont jugés les plus propres à conduire au bonheur, que les gouvernements sont toujours responsables de la corruption des nations et que le seul remède est d'établir la liberté, l'économie et la simplicité" (in Belin, la mouvement philosophique, p.286). ¶ Vercruysse, 1774/A6 - Naville 419 - INED 2290 (Edit. orig.) - Kress S.4739 (E.O.) - Einaudi 2911 (E.O.) - Quérard Fr. litt. IV.119

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        Exercitium Juridicum Tentamini Pro Gradibus Praemittendum, Propositis.

      1774. An Interesting Eighteenth-Century Work on The Chronology of Legal Concepts Haw, Christoph. [Neller, Georg Christoph]. Exercitium Juridicum Tentamini Pro Gradibus Praemittendum Propositis ex Vario Jure Thesibus, Ac Praemissa Resolutione Octo Quaestionum, Super Trium Colorum Indictionibus Antiquissimae Tabulae MP et Stae 2. Decembris an. 1774 Ibid Propositarum, Nec non Aliis Instructionibus de Notis Temporum Antiquis in Adminiculum Artis Diplomaticae, Quod Praeside me Georgio Christoph. Neller. Trier: Typis Eschermannianis, [1776]. [x], 61 pp. Three folding tables, one with hand-colored sections. Quarto (7-1/2" x 6"). Disbound stab-stitched pamphlet, spine reinforced. Light soiling and a few minor stains to exterior, light rubbing to extremities. Light toning to interior, somewhat heavier in places, "13" in small early hand to upper right corner of title page. A nice copy of a scarce title. $600. * Only edition. An interesting disputation defended before Neller at the University of Trier. It begins with an elaborate discussion of Ancient and Biblical chronology. Its findings are used to establish the priority of legal concepts in Roman, canon and ancient customary law. The folding charts are a concordance of the Christian and Roman calendars. OCLC locates no copies in North America. Das Verzeichnis Deutscher Drucke des 18. Jahrhunderts 13551817-001.

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        The History and Antiquities of the County of Dorset: Compiled from the best and most ancient Historians, Inquisitiones post Mortem, and other valuable Records and MSS. in private Hands. With a copy of Domesday Book and the Inquisitio Gheldi for the County: Interspersed with Some remarkable Particulars of Natural History; and Adorned with A Correct Map of the County, and Views of Antiquities, Seats of the Nobility and Gentry, etc.

      London: Printed by W. Bowyer and J. Nichols, 1774.. FIRST EDITION, in two volumes. Folio, pp.[12], lxxx, 24, ii-xxix, 12, [2] 618 [2]; pp.[4], 528, 61 [3]. With a total of 68 plates, many folding. Extra-illustrated with supplied insertions: a portrait of the author, facing title; and a folding copper engraving of Shaftsbury, facing p.1 vol. II. The two extra plates of Dorchester and Woolcombe House are present but not listed with the other plates at the rear of vol. II, as called for. A series of useful indexes are also to be found at the rear of vol. II. In contemporary half brown latticed calf with raised bands and gilt titles to spine. Marbled boards; all edges untrimmed. Prelims of both vols. folded and creased; large folding map to prelims of vol. I with some repairs to join. Repairs also to Domesday plate to vol. I., and a minor tear to the More-Crtichel plate facing p.48 in vol. II. Binding worn; marbled boards rubbed; tail caps chipped with loss. Joints starting towards tails, but generally holding well. A complete, internally very good copy, still in its original binding - good overall.

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        Relation des voyages entrepris par ordre de sa Majesté britannique, actuellement régnante, pour faire 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 papier de M. Bankks; par J. Hawkesworth. Tome troisième [: Relation d?un voyage fait autour du monde, dans les années 1769, 1770 & 1771, par Jacques [James] Cook, commandant le vaisseau du Roi l?Endéavour. Livre II und Livre III, Kapitel I u. II]. [Nur Bd. 3 mit den erwähnten Teilen]. [Reihentitel auf Schmutztitel: Voyages autour du monde].

      Paris, Saillant et Nyon u. Panckoucke 1774 - 4°, Schmutztitel, Titelbl., 1 Bl. Tafelverz., 394 S. u. 16 (von 17) gestochene Faltkarten/Tafeln (davon 11 mehrfach gefaltet), 1 Bl. Druckverweis, Priv.-Ldr. d. Zt. auf 5 echten Bünden, reiche gold. Rückenpräg., Goldfileten a. Deckel, Rundum-Marmorschnitt, marmorierte Vs., Tlw. etw. berieben, Farbschnitt etw. verblasst, durchgeh. (im Text meist schwacher, in den Tafeln tlw. bräunlicher) Wasserfleck am Kopf- und Fusssteg; Taf. 7 u. Taf. 16 m. Riss (4 cm) im Gelenk, Bl. m. S. 79 f. m. Riss im Fusssteg, Taf. 16 nach 17 eingehängt; Tafel 14 fehlt. Frz. EA. Enth. die (Falt-)Taf.: 1.: «Carte des isles de la Société découvertes par le Lieut. J. Cook 1769»; 2.: Vier Karten («Baye de Matavai à Otahiti», «Havre d?Ohamaneno», «Havre d?Owharre dans l?isle d?Huaheine» und «Havre d?Oopoa à Ulietea»); 3.: «Carte des isles découvertes aux environs d?Otahiti [.] par les capitaines Byron, Wallis, Carteret et Cook. En 1765, 1767, 1769»; 4.: «Vue de l?ile d?Huaheine avec la maison de dieu et un petit autel couvert d?offrandes»; 5.: «Vue de l?ile d?Ulietea avec une double pirogue et un hangar où les insulaires retirent leurs bâtimens de mer»; 6.: «Vue de l?intérieur d?une maison dans l?ile d?Ulietea. Representation d?une danse à la mode du pays»; 7.: «Carte de la Nle. Zelande visitée en 1769 et 1770 par le Lieutenant J. Cook Commandant de l?Endeavour vaisseau de sa Majésté»; 8.: «Vue d?un rocher trouvé de la Nouvelle Zélande»; 9.: 3 Karten zu Neuseeland («Rivière Tamise», «Baye des isles») und «Baye de Tolaga»); 10.: «Village fortifié bâti sur un rocher troué de la Nouvelle Zélande»; 11.: «Carte du detroit de Cook dans la Nle. Zelande»; 12.: «Tête d?un guerrier de la Nouvelle Zélande»; 13.: «Coffre sculpté des habitans de la Nouvelle Zélande»; Tafel 14 fehlt; 15.: «Espèce de massuedes habitans de la Nouvelle Zélande appellées Patou-patous [.]»; 16.: «Carte de la Nle. Zelande merid. ou de la côte orientale de la Nle. Hollande découvert et visitée par le Lieutenant J. Cook [.] en 1770»; 17.: 2 Karten («Entrée de la rivière endeavour» und «Baye de botanique»); 17.: 1600 gr. Schlagworte: Reisen - Australien, Neuseeland, OzeanienGeschichte - 18 Jht.Alte Drucke - nach 1550 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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