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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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        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.

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

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        Bouquet mit Rosen, Schwertlilien und Narzissen.

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        Bouquet mit Narzissen und Catalpenzweig.

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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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        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.: Versand D: 20,00 EUR Reisen - Australien, Neuseeland, Ozeanien Geschichte - 18 Jht. Alte Drucke - nach 1550

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        THE LETTERS OF GOVERNOR HUTCHINSON, AND LIEUT. GOVERNOR OLIVER, &c. Printed at Boston. And Remarks Theron. With the Assembly's Address, and the Proceedings of the Lords Committee of Council. Together with the Substance of Mr. Wedderburn's Speech...

      London, UK: Printed for J. Wilkie, 1774. [iv] including half-title, 142 pages of text. Hardcover; bound in modern (circa 1980) grey paper-covered boards. Wide-margined and untrimmed, but most of the page edges are soiled, with minor to moderate foxing at the bottom margin entering text block. Protected in an attractive fleece-lined quarter leather slipcase with raised bands and gilt lettering on spine. These famous letters which Dr. Franklin somehow procured in London and sent back to Boston to his friend Dr. Samuel Cooper, and which, when published there by Order of the General Court, raised a storm of indignation and did more perhaps than anything else to bring the rising discontent to a crisis. Stated "The Second Edition" on the title page. Howes H851. Sabin 34072.. Second edition. Hardcover. Very good- condition. Octavo (8vo).

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        Letters to married women.

      12mo., xvii + (3) + 256pp., including the leaf of advertisements before the main register (advertising Smith's Family Physician), with the contemporary armorial bookplate of Grant Mitchell on front pastedown and the near-contemporary signature of Charlotta Amelia Mitchell on title-page, contemporary plain sheep, worn at joints. A very good crisp copy.Publisher: London: printed for the author; and sold by G. Kearsly,Year: 1774Edition:

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        A Unique Pairing: Connecticut Printer Timothy Green’s scarce 1774 Proceedings of the American Continental Congress , with CT Treasury Order Paying Him to Distribute it

      New-London 1774 - Book. Extracts from the Votes and proceedings of the American Continental Congress, held at Philadelphia on the 5th of September 1774 Containing the Bill of rights, a List of grievances, Occasional resolves, the Association, an Address to the People of Great-Britain, a Memorial to the Inhabitants of the British American Colonies, and an Address to the Inhabitants of the Province of Quebec. New-London: Timothy Green, 1774. Quarto, 16 pp. Sewn as issued. Edges chipped with small loss at corners of first leaves (not affecting text).With:CONNECTICUT REVOLUTIONARY WAR TREASURY. Manuscript Document Signed. Order to pay Timothy Green "To Transporting to the Several Counties, the Doings of the Continental Congress," April 17, 1775, New London, Conn. 1 p., 6 x 9 in. Signed twice by Nathan Baxter, countersigned by Richard Law, Thomas Mumford, and Caleb Knight. Historical BackgroundThe First Continental Congress met in September 1774 as Americans united in their desire to maintain their English rights but unwilling to accept the decades of coercive Parliamentary actions intended to reestablish dominion over the recalcitrant colonies. Laying a foundation for American independence, it passed a Declaration of Rights on Oct. 14, in which the colonists protest violation of their rights as Englishmen by the Stamp Act, the Townsend duties, the Coercive Acts, and the Quebec Act. It asserts the colonists' rights to peaceably assemble and maintain their own legislatures. It also records the formation of the Continental Association, where the colonies (but for Georgia) agreed to mutual non-importation, non-exportation, and non-consumption of British goods. They further resolved to gather the following May if there had been no redress, and included two addresses, one directly to the people of Great Britain and another to the inhabitants of the colonies that justified their actions.Published first in Philadelphia while Congress was sitting, other Eastern cities followed, with the proceedings helping to unify opposition to the Crown. In New London, Timothy Green (1737-1796) published two editions, this in 16-pages and another in 70 pages with the same text but larger type and smaller pages. This particular Green (who is often confused with a nephew also named Timothy) took over the Connecticut Gazette from his brother Thomas in 1763 and changed the name to the New London Gazette. According to Evans, the edition issued by Green by order of the Connecticut government on November 3 is regarded as the best. (Evans 13732.) Here, Green is reimbursed for expenses of £2-5 for "transporting to the several counties the doings of the Continental Congress, printed by the order of the colony of Connecticut." Issued just two days before the Battles of Lexington and Concord, it marks the turning point between political discourse and the beginning of the shooting war-the point when the colonists fired the "shot heard 'round the world."Moving at the speed of government, justices Law and Mumford ordered the bill paid in September 1775 and forwarded it to treasurer John Lawrence in Hartford, who then paid Green's representative Caleb Knight on November 14 1775, and then audited the following May.Richard Law (1733-1806) was an American lawyer, jurist and statesman from New London, Connecticut. He graduated from Yale in 1751, passed the bar in 1755, and practiced privately until he became a justice of the peace in New London, 1765 to 1775. Law had a lengthy career serving in the Connecticut General Assembly, as that state's delegate to the Continental Congress, and as chief judge in New London County. In 1789, President George Washington nominated Law to sit on the newly established U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut.Thomas Mumford (1728-1799) was a wealthy merchant and ship-owner who served as Groton's representative in the Connecticut General Assembly. Mumford was instrumental in financing the expedition against Tic. (See website for full description)

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        Théâtre, avec des commentaires, et autres morceaux intéressans

      - S.n. [Rottmann], Genève [Berlin] 1774, in-4 (19,5x26cm), (12) 572pp. et (2) 526pp. et (2) 536pp. et (2) 581pp. et (2) 510pp. et (4) 607pp. et (2) 636pp. (2) et (2) 520pp. (2), 8 volumes reliés. - Bella edizione, illustrata con un frontespizio titolo con il busto scolpito di Corneille, incisa da Watelet dopo Pierre, e 34 figure fuori testo intaglio inciso secondo Piviere, posto in cornici decorate di stile Luigi XV Anche a causa di questo artista. Leganti del tempo a pieno biondo screziato vitello. Torna con cinque nervi decorate con scatole e ornamenti dorati e parti di titolo e il volume numero di marocchino rosso e verde. Doppio dorata netto dei tagli. Tutti i bordi in marmo. Restauri di piccole e intelligenti vincolante. Molto bella copia. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Belle édition, illustrée d'un titre-frontispice avec le buste sculpté de Corneille, gravé par Watelet d'après Pierre, et de 34 figures hors texte gravées en taille-douce d'après Gravelot, placées dans des encadrements ornementés de style Louis XV également dus à cet artiste. Reliures de l'époque en plein veau blond marbré. Dos à cinq nerfs ornés de caissons et fleurons dorés ainsi que de pièces de titre et de tomaison de maroquin rouge et vert. Double filet doré sur les coupes. Toutes tranches marbrées. Petites et habiles restaurations à la reliure. Très bel exemplaire.

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        Observations on Mount Vesuvius, Mount Etna, and Other Volcanos: In a Series of Letters Addressed to the Royal Society, From the Honourable Sir W. Hamilton, K. B. F. R. S. His Majesty's Envoy Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary at the Court of Naples. To which are Added, Explanatory Notes by the Author Hitherto Unpublished.

      T. Cadell 1774 - London: T. Cadell, 1774. New Edition. Octavo (8" x 5"); iv, 179p with advert on final verso. 5 copper plates and one foldout map, all present. In brown calf with five raised bands and gilt lettering to spine (incorrectly dated 1772). Pencil erasure and some spotting to front free endpaper. Original pages a bit toned with expected offsetting from plates, but pages are clean and unmarked. Binding is solid. Not an ex-library copy. [AB-141] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tarsis et Zélie

      - Chez Musier fils, à Paris 1774, 6 parties en 3 vol. in-8 (14,5x21,5cm), xxiij, 563pp. et 563pp. et 597pp., relié. - Nuova edizione illustrata prima stampa. La cifra comprende tre frontespizio da Cochin, Moreau e Eisen, incisa da Gaucher, Ponce Born; e 20 intestazioni di Eisen, incisa da Helman, De Longueuil, Masquelier e Massard. Elegante mostrato nel layout pulito. Vitello pieno scale biondo. Torna con cinque nervi ornati con pinnacoli e cassettoni dorati, così come parte del numero del titolo e del volume di pelle di pecora rossa e verde. Piatti incorniciati filetti triple oro. Coaching Browned contreplats pizzo. Tutti fette dorate. Tappi di testa e coda del primo volume con piccoli spazi, quelli degli altri due volumi strofinato. Five Corners smussati. Numerose e sparse foxing (principalmente all'inizio del primo volume). Romanzo pubblicato originariamente nel 1665, e ha avuto la sua prima illustrazione nel 1720, questo episodio biografico travestito, mistificato dai greci avventure racconto pastorali e le disgrazie che hanno impedito e ritardato il matrimonio con Miss Vayer Servin. La narrazione varia trae ispirazione dai romanzi greci e latini (Ethiopiques Eliodoro) o Persiles e Sigismondo de Cervantes. E 'assaggiato piuttosto romanzo a suo tempo è stato adattato per l'opera in un titolo del brano da Francoeur e Rebel. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition illustrée en premier tirage. L'illustration comprend trois frontispices par Cochin, Moreau et Eisen, gravés par Gaucher, Ponce et Née ; et 20 en-têtes par Eisen, gravés par Helman, De Longueil, Masquelier et Massard. Elégant illustré à la mise en page soignée. Reliures en plein veau écaille blond. Dos à cinq nerfs ornés de caissons et fleurons dorés, ainsi que de pièce de titre et de tomaisons de basane rouge et verte. Plats encadrés de triples filets dorés. Dentelles dorées en encadrement des contreplats. Toutes tranches dorées. Coiffes de tête et de queue du premier tome présentant de petits manques, celles des deux autres tomes frottées. Cinq coins émoussés. Nombreuses et éparses rousseurs (principalement au début du premier tome). Roman paru à l'origine en 1665, et qui a connu sa première illustration en 1720, cet épisode biographique déguisé et travesti en pastorale grecque conte les malheurs et péripéties qui empêchèrent et retardèrent le mariage de Le Vayer avec Mlle Servin. La narration variée puise son inspiration dans les romans grecs et latins (Ethiopiques d'Héliodore) ou Persiles et Sigismond de Cervantes. Ce roman assez goûté en son temps fut adapté à l'opéra dans un titre éponyme par Francoeur et Rebel.

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        Freye Perspective, oder Anweisung, jeden perspektivischen Aufriß von freyen Stücken und ohne Grundriß zu verfertigen.

      Zürich, Orell, Geßner, Füeßlin u Comp. 1774 - 2. erw. Aufl. 2 Teile in 1 Bd. 8°. 4 nn. Bl., 206 S., 1 nn. Bl.; 181 S., 1 nn. Bl., m. 10 gefalt. Kupfertafeln. Halbleder der Zeit m. Rückenschild u. etw. Rückenvergoldung, (leicht ber., kl. Fehlstelle auf Rückendeckel). Zweite, um den zweiten Teil erweiterte Ausgabe des Klassikers zur Perspektive, selten. - Poggendorff I, 1355; vgl. Darmstädter 203 (Ausg. 1759). - Wichtiges Werk des hervorragenden Mathematikers Lambert, der darin die beschreibende Geometrie als eigenständigen Teil der Mathematik begründet. - "Intended for the artist wishing to give a perspective drawing without first having to construct a ground plan, it is nevertheless a masterpiece in descriptive geometry, containing a wealth of geometrical discoveries." (DSB VI, 599). - Tafeln gering fleckig, Vor- und Nachsatz eng beschrieben von alter Hand, Innendeckel mit Spuren eines entfernten Ex-Libris, Name v. alter Hand a. Titel verso. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres complètes

      Chez L'éternel Jean Nourse, 1774. 3 volumes in - 12 (17 x 10,5 cm), veau fauve moucheté, dos à cinq nerfs orné, pièce de maroquin rouge, alérions entre les nerfs, triple filet entourant les plats, armes au centre, filet sur les coupes, tranches mouchetées rouges (reliure d'époque). Choix d'oeuvres de Chevrier (Nancy 1721 - Rotterdam 1762), littérateur et pamphlétaire, banni de France à cause de son Histoire des hommes illustres de Lorraine (Firmin Didot frères, Nouvelle biographie générale). Tome 1 : Le Colporteur, histoire morale et critique ; Almanach des gens d'esprit, par un homme qui n'est pas sot. Calendrier pour toute la vie, publié en l'année 1762. Tome 2 : Amusements des dames. Les Trois . Conte métaphysique, imité de l'espagnol, et ajusté sous des noms françois, pour la commodité de ceux qui n'entendent pas le flamand. Je m'y attendois bien, histoire bavarde. Mémoires d'une honnete femme. Tome 3 : Les Ridicules du siècle. Nouvelles libertés de penser. Essai sur les Mémoires de M. Guillaume (ces deux derniers opuscules ne sont pas de Chevrier), La Vie du fameux P. Norbert ex - Capucin, connu aujourd'hui sous le nom de l'Abbé Platel. La clef et la critique du Colporteur, dialogue entre la Comtesse de Prilly et l'auteur. Exemplaire aux armes de Anne - Léon II de Montmorency, marquis de Fosseux (ou Fosseuse), puis duc de Montmorency, fils unique d'Anne - Léon Ier, baron de Montmorency, lieutenant général, et d'Anne - Marie - Barbe de Ville, sa première femme, appelé d'abord le marquis de Fosseuse, naquit le 11 août 1731 ; d'abord menin du Dauphin et capitaine - lieutenant des gendarmes de la reine, en mai 1745, il fut fait chevalier de Saint - Louis, le 3 avril 1758, et promu brigadier de cavalerie en décembre 1761, et maréchal de camp en juin 1753. Il émigra à Munster lors de la Révolution et mourut dans cette ville le 1er septembre 1799. Il avait épousé en premières noces, le 27 janvier 1761, Marie - Judith de Champagne et en secondes noces Anne - Françoise - Charlotte de Montmorency - Luxembourg, qui lui apporta en dot le duché de Montmorency. (OLIVIER, planche 810, 2). Ex - libris La Rochefoucauld duc de Bisaccia. (quelques menus defaults, deux petits trous de ver sur la charnière supérieure du tome 1, quelques légères rousseurs). / / 3 volumes 12o (17 x 10,5 cm), fawn speckled calf, spine tooled raised on five bands, red morocco label, piece of arms between the bands ("alérions"), triple fillet border on covers, central coat of arms, fillet on turns - in, red sprinkled edges (contemporary binding). Collection of chosen works by Chevrier (Nancy 1721 - Rotterdam 1762), french writer and lampoonist, banished from France because of his "Histoire des hommes illustres de Lorraine" (Firmin Didot frères, Nouvelle biographie générale). Vol. 1 : Le Colporteur, histoire morale et critique ; Almanach des gens d'esprit, par un homme qui n'est pas sot. Calendrier pour toute la vie, publié en l'année 1762. Vol. 2 : Amusements des dames. Les Trois . Conte métaphysique, imité de l'espagnol, et ajusté sous des noms françois, pour la commodité de ceux qui n'entendent pas le flamand. Je m'y attendois bien, histoire bavarde. Mémoires d'une honnete femme. Vol. 3 : Les Ridicules du siècle. Nouvelles libertés de penser. Essai sur les Mémoires de M. Guillaume (those two last opuscules are not by de Chevrier), La Vie du fameux P. Norbert ex - Capucin, connu aujourd'hui sous le nom de l'Abbé Platel. La clef et la critique du Colporteur, dialogue entre la Comtesse de Prilly et l'auteur. Copy bearing the arms of Anne - Léon II de Montmorency, marquis de Fosseux (or Fosseuse), "puis duc de Montmorency, fils unique d'Anne - Léon Ier, baron de Montmorency, lieutenant général, et d'Anne - Marie - Barbe de Ville, sa première femme, appelé d'abord le marquis de Fosseuse, naquit le 11 août 1731 ; d'abord menin du Dauphin et capitaine - lieutenant des gendarmes de la reine, en mai 1745, il fut fait chevalier de Saint - Louis, le 3 avril 1758, et promu brigadier de cavalerie en décembre 1761, et maréchal de camp en juin 1753. Il émigra à Munster lors de la Révolution et mourut dans cette ville le 1er septembre 1799. Il avait épousé en premières noces, le 27 janvier 1761, Marie - Judith de Champagne et en secondes noces Anne - Françoise - Charlotte de Montmorency - Luxembourg, qui lui apporta en dot le duché de Montmorency". (OLIVIER, plate 810, 2). Bookplate La Rochefoucauld duc de Bisaccia. (some light defects, two little worm - holes on vol. 1 top hinge, some light spots).

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

      Printed for T. Becket, the corner of the Adelphi in the Strand, London 1774 - Part I: [ii] half-title page, [ii] title page, [v]-vi, [7]-23 pages of text. Part II: lacks half-title. [ii] title, [v]-viii, [9]-27, [i] publisher's advertisement. Part III: [ii] half-title, [ii] title page, [ii] dedication, [7]-17 pages of text, [i] blank, [i] publisher's advertisement, [i] blank. Each part is individually bound in modern (circa 1960) blue stiff paper wrappers. Part I: published 1774. Part II: 1775. Part III: 1777. First editions. Minor to moderate foxing affecting several pages. An early hand has neatly penned the author's name on each title page. Page height measures 10+5/16". John Langhorne (1735-1779). Size: Quarto (4to) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Moral Discourses on Providence and other important subjects.

      Warrington: printed by William Eyres. 1774 2 vols. 8vo. Handsomely bound in contemp. full calf, raised bands, compartments ruled in gilt, red morocco labels. A superb copy.ESTC T98664. Hunter a former Master of Blackburn Grammar School became blind in later life, when these essays were written. With contemporary stamps of John Hindle 1775, one of the subscribers from Blackburn. This copy is from the Library of Invercauld Castle. The copy of William Farquarson, one of the founders of the Scottish new town of Ballater and a relative of the Farquarsons of Invercauld.

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        A tour in Scotland; MDCCLXIX

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

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        Les Francs-Maçons écrasés suite du livre intitulé l'ordre des Francs-Maçons trahi. Traduit du latin.

      Amsterdam, 1774, in 8, de XXIX-383 pp. vign. au titre, front. gravé et 5 planches gravées se dépl. h.t. représentant le tracé des Loges aux divers degrés. pl. veau marbré époque, dos orné, qq. rares rouss. sinon bel exemplaire. Cet ouvrage rare qui prétend être une suite de celui de l'Abbé Pérau "l'ordre des Francs-Maçons trahi" est en fait une oeuvre originale de l'abbé Larudan. Il est beaucoup plus rare que celui de l'abbé Pérau. Caillet considère cet intéressant ouvrage comme apologétique de la maçonnerie, opinion qui n'est pas partagée par Dorbon, qui lui pense que les révélations de l'auteur sont faites pour permettre aux lecteurs de s'introduire frauduleusement dans les Loges sans être initiés. ¶ Caillet n°8510 - Dorbon n°2493 - Fesch p.814.

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        Londres. Nouvelle édition, revue, considérablement augmentée

      Second edition after the first edition of 1770, which contained only 3 volumes. A large folding map in Volume I of London and cities and suburbs of London and Westminster. Full glossy marbled calf contemporary. Smooth back decorated. Parts of title in red morocco. Some scuffs and snags with gaps, but good overall decorative. Related travel, which leaves Boulogne and continues through London which is a detailed study of the manners, customs and all aspects of society: the poor, the courts, the clergy, the arts, marine , horse racing, 371pp trade. (... And specific chapters on melancholy, considered a caratéristique English, and how it contributed to their genius in the arts or sciences. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! S.n. A Lausanne 1774 4 tomes in 12 (10x17cm) xij, 371pp. (2) et 388pp. (2) et 375pp. (4) et 393pp. (2) quatre volumes reliés

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        Tyrolis sub felici regime Mariae Theresiae. chorographice delineata. curante Ignat. Weinhart.

      Wien, 1774 - In 4 custodie ottocentesche in cart. rigido con titoli manoscritti su tasselli contenenti tutte le parti applicate su tela di cui si compone la grande carta corografica del Tirolo incisa in rame. L’intera carta è composta da 20 parti suddivise in 180 segmenti di cm. 19 x 15, così che la misura complessiva è di cm. 230 x 220. Con grandi cartigli decorativi. Esemplare in ottimo stato di conservazione e con un’inchiostratura assai fresca. Alcune sezioni con una patina appena più chiara. L’insieme viene completato da una carta supplementare di cm 58 x 44 che riassume in dimensioni ridotte l’esemplare maggiore. Celebre impresa cartografica; la più affascinante raffigurazione del Tirolo conosciuta come "Atlas Tyrolensis". La carta disegnata da Peter Anich e Blasius Hueber costituisce per la sua innovatività un salto evolutivo nella scienza cartografica. In essa sono riunite le caratteristiche di bellezza e decoratività delle vecchie carte assieme alla precisione del rilevamento. E’ considerata come la prima carta topografica unitariamente concepita in Europa. Per ottenere tale qualità e precisione i due "agrimensori" lavorarono a lungo sul campo. Dal momento in cui Maria Teresa d’Austria decise di commissionarne ad Anich la stesura al momento in cui l’incisore viennese J.E. Mannsfeld si ritrovò il materiale definitivo da sistemare, disegnare e trasferire sulle carte, passarono oltre dieci anni. Nel frattempo la vita di Anich si era spenta a causa degli sforzi estremi e delle condizioni climatiche in cui il misuratore aveva dovuto passare forse troppo tempo. L’ottimo risultato raggiunto è dato soprattutto dal felice connubio di attitudini che così si riassume: Anich eccelleva per precisione e per novità dei mezzi usati nella misurazione, Hueber per la capacità plastica di rendere e collezionare per sé e per altri i racconti di viaggio. Alcune delle lettere scritte da Hueber durante il periodo di rilevamento sono esemplari per comprendere questo suo atteggiamento e di grande interesse per la conoscenza delle comunità contadine dell’epoca. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An excursion to the Lakes,

      8vo., (2) + 193 + (1)pp., with an engraved vignette of Bowes Castle on title-page, slight foxing on first few and final few leaves, contemporary half calf over marbled boards, corners worn, neatly rebacked reusing original label and spine. A very good copy with the contemporary armorial bookplate of Sir Ashton Lever* on front pastedown and the early ownership signature of Penelope Mosley.Publisher: London: J. Wilkie and W. Goldsmith.Year: 1774Edition: First edition: uncommon. Bicknell 6. Only a later edition in Anderson.

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        Lettres sur les spectacles ; avec une histoire des ouvrages pour & contre les théatres

      1774. - 1774, in-12 (10x17cm), xx, 406pp. et (4) 409-830p. (2), 2 volumes reliés. - edizione Quinto e migliore nel gioco originale, più il volume nei libri di storia per e contro teatri. Leganti pieno marocchino rosso vintage. Indietro con i nervi decorati. parti del titolo e numero del volume in marocchino rosso. Leggera mancanza capo del Volume II. Indietro di Volume II eliminato. 4 angoli urtato. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Cinquième édition, augmentée du volume de l'Histoire des ouvrages pour & contre les théâtres. Le premier volume parut en 1756 sous le titre : Lettre de M. Desp. de B. à M. le chevalier de ***. L'histoire des ouvrages [...] fut insérée la première fois dans la troisième édition, et fut augmentée dans la quatrième. Les libraires ont joint les extraits des journaux sur l'ouvrage de Desprez de Boissy.  La lettre sur les spectacles est suivie de celle de Monsieur de Campigneulle sur l'ouvrage de Desprez de Boissy. Reliures en plein maroquin rouge d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné. Pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge. Triple filet d'encadrement sur les plats. Tranches dorées. Léger manque en tête du tome II. Dos du tome II éclairci. 4 coins émoussés. p. 180 à 190 au tome I, large tache brune, sinon exemplaire relativement frais. Bel exemplaire en maroquin d'époque. Critique rationnelle et argumentée non seulement contre le théâtre et les spectacles mais surtout contre la fréquentation et les plaisirs qu'on va y chercher. L'ouvrage de l'avocat janséniste Despez de Boissy prend place dans une vaste querelle qui s'étendit sur toute la seconde moitié du XVIIIe quant à l'éducation et aux bonnes moeurs et aux rôles pernicieux des spectacles et particulièrement du théâtre vis à vis de ceux-ci. Le second volume est particulièrement intéressant pour l'histoire du théâtre et des théâtres publics, ainsi que des spectacles, et fournit une précieuse bibliographie. Ex-libris gravé du XIXe A. Kuhnholtz-Lordat signé J. Dupont, aux armes.

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        Recueil de planches pétrifications remarquables. Berlin, Académie Royale des Sciences, 1831. Folio. With 8 lithographed plates. Contemporary green morocco, the boards covered with the original publisher's printed paper wrappers.

      - BMC NH, p. 274; DSB II, p. 552; not in Ward. Rare work with descriptions of more than a dozen kinds of fossils, mostly ammonites, with more than 50 figures beautifully lithographed on 8 plates. Leopold Christian von Buch (1774-1853), German geologist and traveller, studied mineralogy and chemistry in Berlin and Freiburg with Abraham Werner. Schooled in the Neptunian doctrine, he believed that basalt was formed by crystallization from water, but after he visited Italy and France he radically changed his views to contradict Werner's teaching and accepted basalt as the product of volcanic activity. His major achievement in this field consists in distinguishing between ammonites and nautilidae by observing the intricate structure of lines in the former. Buch was aware of the value of guide-fossils, and sought to enhance their usefulness with careful drawings and descriptions. Some stains and foxing on the binding and endpapers. Fine copy of an important work with very fine fossil illustrations.

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        Tarsis et Zélie

      Nouvelle édition illustrée en premier tirage. L'illustration comprend trois frontispices par Cochin, Moreau et Eisen, gravés par Gaucher, Ponce et Née ; et 20 en-têtes par Eisen, gravés par Helman, De Longueil, Masquelier et Massard. Elégant illustré à la mise en page soignée, imprimée sur grand papier de Holland papere, ce qui explique que l'ouvrage prend bien davantage de place que le tirage courant sur vergé, ici 6 tomes contre 3 habituellement.binding en pleine basane brune mouchetée ca 1800. spine lisse orné de 2 caissons à la grotesque, d'un fleuron et de roulettes en queue. Pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin orange. Frise de feuillage en encadrement des plats. Chez Musier fils A Paris 1774 in-8 (14,5x23,5cm) (4) iv,xxiij, 305pp. et (2) 305-563pp. et (4) 206pp. et (2) 207-563pp. et (4) 302pp. (2) 303-597pp. 6 volumes reliés

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        THE HISTORY OF THE TOWN AND PORT OF FAVERSHAM in the County of Kent. Illustrated with copper plates.

      xii, [4], 222 pages. Illustrated with 15 plates, some folding, and one engraving within the text, plus four additional plates rarely found with the work, and issued separately: Gateway of Feversham Abby; King Stephen and his Queen Matilda; Feversham Abby in Kent; West front of the Nunnery & Chruch of Davington. Recently rebound in quarter sheep gilt; red title label, over marbled boards with vellum tips. First edition. Mounted at the title is a clipped, 'From the Author;' tipped at the start is a letter, dated 1863, concerning a reference in the book to King James II. Lacks the half-title; few spots on title; else a very clean and handsome copy.

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        A Political Survey of Britain...

      London: for the author; and sold by Richardson and Urquhart, and others, 1774. Two volumes, large quarto, magnificent tree calf, flat spines featuring gilt foliate ornament with green and crimson morocco labels. Redolent of the 1780s in its strictly contemporary binding, Campbell's Political Survey describes the England that the First Fleet left behind.More than dry political economy, the survey contains a wealth of information regarding the trades, agriculture, transportation, fisheries, seaports, markets and natural resources of Britain. The author was appointed the King's agent for the province of Georgia in 1765; accordingly this survey is rich with reference to the American and West Indian colonies (although the possibility of revolution is conspicuously absent). The subtitle itself says much of the author's aspirations for national self-sufficiency: the book is 'intended to shew That we have not as yet approached near the Summit of Improvement, but that it will afford Employment to many Generations before they push to their utmost Extent the natural advantages of Great Britain.'This set, with its elegant binding, bears the bookplates and ownership signature of Alexander Allardyce (c.1743-1801), a Scottish slaver who made his fortune in the West Indies. Upon his return home, Allardyce entered parliament and spent lavishly on the improvement of Dunottar House near Aberdeen and its magnificent walled garden. Upper joints of both volumes just starting, a little inoffensive wear to the extremities. Fine set.

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        Théâtre avec des commentaires et autres morceaux intéressans Nouvelle Edition augmentée Geneva Berlin Rottmann

      

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        Théâtre, avec des commentaires, et autres morceaux intéressans

      An attractive edition with a frontispiece illustration of a sculpted bust of Corneille engraved by Watelet after Pierre, and 34 figures hors texte etched after Gravelot within Louis XVth-style ornamental frames, also by the same artist. Contemporary marbled brown calf, spine in six compartments with gilt compartments and fleurons as well as red and green morocco title and volume labels. Double gilt fillet to edges of covers. All edges marbled. Small, skillful restorations to binding. A fine copy. S.n. [Rottmann] Genève [Berlin] 1774 in-4 (19,5x26cm) (12) 572pp. et (2) 526pp. et (2) 536pp. et (2) 581pp. et (2) 510pp. et (4) 607pp. et (2) 636pp. (2) et (2) 520pp. (2) 8 volumes reliés

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