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

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

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        Théorie des sentimens agréables

      Fifth and best edition, plus the praise of Mr. Pouilly (Lieutenant General presidial of the city of Reims that Levesque Pouilly endeavored to beautify), by the abbot of Saulx, the text to be engraved on a fountain erected in his honor, the 2 speech he gave in Reims March 6, 1748 and February 17, 1750 and description of a monument discovered in the city in 1738. This edition is illustrated with a frontispiece of two boards extendible end of the book, three thumbnail title and a title banner, all drawn by de Seve and engraved by J. Robert. This is the best edition of this text.Binding in full mottled calf, icy day. Back with nerves decorated. part of title in red morocco. Beautiful copy, fresh."Work estimated" according to Brunet, this work uses the theories of philosophers on feelings. In science sentiment, the author attempts to identify a moral about love and friendship. Edition interesting, since it allows us to learn about the author. Chez de Bure père A Paris 1774 in-8 (10,5x17cm) xxxij, 352pp. relié

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        Sketches of the History of Man

      

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        Carte de la Nlle. Galles Meridle. Ou de la Côte Orientale de la Nlle. Hollande Découverte et visitée par le Lieutenant J. Cook...

      Paris: Saillant et Nyon, 1774. Engraved map, 370 x 785 mm.; original folds; with good margins; mounted. Perhaps Cook's most famous chart, here in its first French version, prepared for the French language edition of the official account of the Endeavour voyage. The magnificent sweep of the east coast of Australia from Point Hicks to Cape York is testament to Cook's extraordinary achievement on the first voyage.Cook's original manuscript chart is in the British Library. Two contemporary English engraved versions are recorded by David, the version published in Hawkesworth's official account and another, upright in shape, that appears only in Wales' Astronomical Observations (1788). This French version is not recorded by David. In fine condition.

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

      Fifth and best edition in the original game, plus the volume in the history books for & against theaters.Binders full morocco vintage red. Back with nerves decorated. parts of title and volume number in red morocco. Slight lack head of Volume II. Back of Volume II cleared. 4 corners bumped.1774 in-12 (10x17cm) xx, 406pp. et (4) 409-830p. (2) 2 volumes reliés

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         Commentaires sur les loix angloises Traduits de l'anglois par M. D. G.*** [A.-P. Damiens de Gomicourt]. Sur la quatrième édition d'Oxford

      Bruxelles, J.L. de Boubers, 1774-1776, 6 vol. in 8°, ill. de 2 tableaux gravés se dépliant au 3e vol.(qui manquent souvent), - est joint en 7e vol. : L'analyse des lois anglaises précédé d'un discours préliminaire sur l'étude des lois, traduite de l'anglais de William Balckstone par A.M. Joguet. P. Leblanc 1803, soit en tout 7 vol. demi-veau blond moucheté époque, dos lisse orné, p. de t. rouge et bleue. Bel exemplaire augmenté de "L'analyse des lois", en reliure uniforme. Première traduction française, due à Damiens de Gomicourt, de ce Commentaire qui est resté longtemps "la base fondamentale de l'enseignement du droit dans les pays anglo-saxons." (Mourre p. 574). C'est la transcription des cours donnés à Oxford par le célèbre jurisconsulte William Blackstone (1723-1780), qui fut le premier "Vinerian Professor of English Law" ¶ Dupin Avocat 3057 - Printing & Mind of Man p.212 "Until the Commentaries, the ordinary Englishman had viewed the law as a vast, unintelligible and unfriendly machine. Blackstone's great achievement was to popularize the law and the traditions which had influenced its formation. He did for the English what the imperial publication of Roman law did for the people of Rome... The Commentaries are not only a statement of the law of Blackstone's day, but the best history of English law as a whole which had yet appeared... the skillful manner in which Blackstone uses his authorities new and old, and the analogy of other systems of law, to illustrate the evolution of the law of his day, had a vast influence both in England and America, in implanting in the profession a sound tradition of the historical development of the law..."

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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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        A New Voyage round the World, in the years 1768, 1769, 1770, and 1771; Undertaken by Order of his present Majesty, performed by Captain James Cook, in the ship Endeavour, Drawn up from his own Journal, and from the Papers of Joseph Banks, Esq...

      New York: James Rivington, 1774. Two volumes, octavo, with two folding engravings and a folding map; in contemporary sprinkled calf,n. The highly important first American publication of Cook's first voyage. This is also the first American work to publish details of the Australian east coast, and the map is the first serious American depiction of a complete Australian continent.The book is very rare on the market, remarkably few copies having appeared for sale in modern times, most of them imperfect or in less than satisfactory condition. American books of this period tend to survive in small numbers, invariably in poor state. In this context the copy offered here is unusually good. This is an example of the first issue, with seventeen pages of subscribers' names (a second issue had eighteen pages, while a third issue appeared without any list of subscribers).The frontispiece to the first volume (perhaps the second too - it is unsigned) was engraved by the American folk hero Paul Revere not long before the famous Midnight Ride, the event that ensured his leap to fame. Revere (1734-1818) was a gold and silversmith who sometimes supplemented his income with other work. During the economic depression that preceded the Revolution he began to work as a dentist and also as an engraver, producing a number of book illustrations along with more ephemeral material, such as business cards and bills of fare.Very few accounts of Cook's three voyages were published in America before the end of the eighteenth century: this was the first, and just six more would follow. One of the reasons for this may have been the general availability of imported English publications, but as Holmes points out, from a broadside dated 26 March 1774, there was a good economic incentive for a local publication in this case: "Whosoever would purchase the English Edition of the late Voyage round the World... must give Three Guineas for it; which excessive price has engaged James Rivington's Proposing to the public, a complete edition of that work... for one dollar and a half... " slight browning and staining as normal for American books of the period neatly respined with portions of original spines laid down. An excellent copy.

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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. Published by Mrs. Eugenia Stanhope, from the originals now in her possession. In two volumes

      First Edition London printed for J. Dodsley, in Pall-mall M.DCC.LXXIV [1774] Two quarto volumes complete, in English, Latin and French. [4],vii,[1],568; [4],606,[2, errata]pp, with half-titles, engraved frontispiece portrait (in vol. I) by J. Vitalba after William Hoare. Contemporary calf, boards framed with French fillets, spines, in five compartments, rebacked, original red morocco lettering and numbering pieces gilt laid down, later marbled end papers, all edges gilt. An excellent, wide-margined set, bindings tight and secure, some gatherings moderately foxed but generally clean and bright. Gulick 2B. Rothschild 596. Lowndes 434. Gibson's Library, p. 94. Near Fine First Edition, Second State (with misprint "quia uroit," corrected to "qui auroit," vol. I, p. 55, line 16). Written almost daily beginning in 1737, Lord Chesterfield's famous letters, to his illegitimate son, conceived in Flanders when Chesterfield was ambassador at The Hague, "are full of sensible instruction, admirably expressed, more particularly in matters of good breeding . . ." (Oxford Companion to English Literature). Chesterfield's widow prepared the 395 letters for publication within a year of his death, and the work won immediate popularity. Like the 'Meditations' of Marcus Aurelius, these are a timeless collection of moral lessons drawn from a life well-lived, an elegantly written vade mecum, with instruction on behaving ethically and on the art of becoming a gentleman and man of the world. Arguably the finest collection of letters in English (and certainly among the most edifying), an epistolary classic (reprinted 27 times in the eighteenth century alone and still in print today). N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Description et usage des principaux instruments d'astronomie.

      (Paris), Imprimerie royale), 1774. ____ Première édition. Elle a été publiée par l'Académie des Sciences dans la série de la "Description des Arts et Métiers". Illustré par 14 belles planches gravées sur cuivre dépliantes. Pierre-Charles Le Monnier (1715-1799), astronome privilégié de Louis XV, est rentré très jeune à l'Académie des Sciences et faisait parti, avec Maupertuis et Clairaut, de l'expédition en Laponie de 1736 à 1737 pour mesurer la longueur d'un degré de méridien. Voir la longue notice que Jérome de Lalande, qui a été son élève, consacre à la vie et aux travaux de Le Monnier, Biblio. astronomique pp. 819-826. DSB 8, 178. Papier très légèrement bruni; exemplaire grand de marges. ***** First edition. Illustrated by 14 folding engraved plates. In-folio. Collation : IV, 60 pp.,14 planches. Cartonnage papier éponge postérieur.

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        Traité des rivières et des torrents. Augmenté du traité des canaux navigables

      De l'Imprimerie Royale. Original edition.Binding in full mottled calf ice time. Back with nerves decorated. As an exhibit in red morocco. Triple mentoring net on the dishes. gilt edges. Beautiful specimen, in a beautiful period binding. De l'Imprimerie Royale à Paris 1774 In-4 (19,5x25,7cm) xxiij-248pp relié

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

      Paris, Imprimerie Royale, 1774, 1780. ____ Première édition. L'ouvrage traite de la chirurgie dans l'Antiquité. Un chapitre est consacré à la chirurgie de la Chine et du Japon et à l'acupuncture. Ce chapitre est illustré par 4 planches hors-texte. Dujardin, de l'Académie royale de Chirurgie, est mort en 1775 et n'a pu achever l'ouvrage. Il a été poursuivi par Peyrilhe, pour le tome 2. Reliure légèrement frottée, bon exemplaire. ***** First edition. Illustrated by 4 anatomical plates illustrating acupuncture meridians. "Dujardin seems to be the first European to discuss acupuncture within its historical context as an ancient remedy still found to be of practical value." (Garrison-Morton 6374.12). 2 volumes in-4. Collation : XIX, (1), 528, XXIX, (1) pp., 4 planches h.-t. / XVI, 794, XXXVIII pp. Demi-basane noire, dos orné, tranches marbrées. (Relié vers 1830.).

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        Traité de météorologie

      Paris: Imprimerie Royale, 1774. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 4to (254x193 mm), xxxvi, 635 [1] pp., 14 engraved plates, one folding, by C. & E. Haussard, Contemporary half leather, red morocco label to spine, spine and label decorated in gilt, corners bumped. Occasional browning and foxing to text. Very good copy in beautiful binding - DSB III, 435-36; Wolf, 18th Century, pp. 277-80. First Edition. Cotte was the founder of modern meteorology, having published this first comprehensive treatise on the science. His Traite on his own observations and methods stimulated international interest, and a wide scientific correspondence followed. Franklin's theories on various atmospheric phenomena as well as those of other contemporary scientists are presented at length. The description of new instruments and methods is an important part of the work and is well illustrated by the numerous tables and plates of rain gauges, anemometers, thermometers, hygrometers, barometers, a barometrograph, and a lightning rod. Near Fine.

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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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        Traité de méchanique.

      Paris, Veuve Desaint, 1774. ____ Première édition. Contient les premiers travaux publiés d'Adrien-Marie Legendre. L'abbé Joseph-François Marie (Rodez, 1738-1801) était professeur de mathématiques au Collège Mazarin. Parmi ses élèves il remarqua et encouragea Legendre. Dans ce 'Traité de mécanique' il utilisa plusieurs essais mathématiques de Legendre. "L'élève dans sa modestie ne voulut pas être nommé. Mais Marie se fit un devoir et un honneur de signaler à l'attention des hommes de science les passages sortis de la plume du jeune Legendre alors âgé de 22 ans." (Elie de Beaumont). Planches un peu brunies. Bel exemplaire. ***** First edition. Contains the first published writings of Adrien-Marie Legendre, former pupil of the Abbé Marie. DSB 8, 135 : "Legendre's mathematics teacher was the Abbé Joseph-François Marie, a mathematician of some renown and well-regarded at court. (...) In 1774 Marie utilized several of Legendre's essays in a treatise on mechanics." Legendre's name, however, is not mentioned. In-4. Collation : (8), 440 pp., 12 planches. Demi-basane brune. (Reliure du XIXe.).

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        Carte d'une Partie de la Cote de la Nle. Galles Meridle. depuis le Cap Tribulation jusqu'au Detroit de L'Endeavour, par le Lieut. J.Cook

      Paris: Saillant et Nyon, 1774. Engraved map, 295 x 335 mm.; original folds. French edition of Cook's chart, which was published the previous year in an engraving by John Cheevers after Cook's original for Hawkesworth's official account of the first voyage. This was the earliest charting of the coast of Queensland; it details the tracks and anchorages of the Endeavour as the expedition sailed north along the coastline in 1770, and commemorates one of the most memorable passages of Cook's first voyage. Far North Queensland was a difficult passage for the Endeavour: the ship ran aground on a shoal near the Hope Isles and required numerous repairs at Endeavour River. The expedition's naturalists, Joseph Banks, Herman Spöring and Daniel Solander, used the delay as an opportunity to collect Australian flora for European study. Cook's chart shows the exact spot of the reef where the ship went aground, as well as Endeavour River, where they beached the ship. The track to Cape York, including the passage through Providential Channel, is marked. The original manuscript chart from which this derives, now in the British Library, is reproduced in Historical Records of NSW (1893, plate 6). In fine condition, with good margins.

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        Bickerstaff's Boston Almanack for the Year of Our Redemption 1775; being the Third after Leap-Year, the Fifteenth in the Reign of King George III...

      Boston: Mills & Hicks, 1774. Duodecimo, 32 pp., original printed wrappers. Rare American-printed Almanac with an important notice of "An Account of the Inhabitants of New Zealand, (embellished with an elegant Representation of a Warrior of that Nation, and two Natives of New-Holland, advancing to Combat)."A full-page of text discusses the Maori, their dress, carriage and conversation, comparing them to Tahitians. The image is closely based on Parkinson's "Two Natives of New Holland advancing to combat; New Zealand warrior in his proper dress & armour" which appeared in his Journal of a Voyage to the South Seas. Another American version of the plate had been included in the 1774 New York edition of the official account of Cook's first voyage, that plate famously engraved by the folk hero Paul Revere. This Almanac version would appear to be based on the Revere plate, and is one of the earliest representations of the Aborigines and Maori to appear in America.The Almanac also includes an extract from Bernard Romans' Concise Natural History of East and West Florida, which describes the Choctaw Indians and some of their customs. Drake notes two states of this 1775 edition of Bickerstaff, the issue point concerning the appearance of the price at the bottom of the wrapper, as here. Full page woodcut to verso of title trimmed a little close affecting the caption, title-page loose; very good.

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        THE PATRIOT

      - The patriot. Addressed to the electors of Great Britain. The second edition.- London, Printed for T. Cadell, in the Strand, MDCCLXXIV (1774); en 4º menor plena piel chagren con nervios y adornos gofrados en planos y lomo, portada y 33 páginas. El Dr. Johnson, es una de las figuras literarias más importantes de Inglaterra: poeta, ensayista, biógrafo, lexicógrafo, está considerado por muchos como el mejor crítico literario en idioma inglés.

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        Londres. Nouvelle édition, revue, considérablement augmentée

      S.n.. 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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        Relation des voyages entrepris par ordre de sa majesté britannique, 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

      First Edition travel Cook appeared in the same time format in-4. Chez Saillant & Nyon & chez Panckouke A Paris 1774 In-8 (12,5x20,5cm) (4) xlvj, 445pp. et (4) 643pp. et (4) 472pp. et (4) 399pp. 4 volumes reliés

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        Journal du voyage de Michel de Montaigne en Italie, par la Suisse l'Allemagne en 1580 1581. Avec des notes de M. de Querlon.

      Chez Le Jay, 1774. 3 vol. in 12, ritr. inciso dell'a., p. [4] CXXXVI - 214, [4] 323, [4] 461 [5]; elegante legatura coeva in mz. pl. con nervi e punte, doppio tass. al dorso, tit. e filetti in oro. - Ediz. orig. dell'opera, da un manoscritto dell'a. ritrovato cinque anni prima nel castello di famiglia, stampata e messa in commercio insieme alle altre due differenti per formato, una in un vol. in 4 e l'altra in due vol. in 12. Eccellente stato di conservazione. Ottime condizioni

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        Tarsis et Zélie

      Chez Musier fils. Illustrated new edition first printing. The figure includes three frontispiece by Cochin, Moreau and Eisen, engraved by Gaucher, Ponce Born; and 20 headers by Eisen, engraved by Helman, De Longueuil, Masquelier and Massard. Elegant shown in the layout soignée.Demi morocco olive green late nineteenth corners unsigned in a binder master. Back tooled raised. Golden tail and date title. Gilt on covers. Golden head. A very pale wetness on April 1 sheets of Volume II, half page. Very nice copy, well established and highly fraîcheur.Roman originally appeared in 1665, and had his first illustration in 1720, this biographical episode disguised, mystified by Greek pastoral tale adventures and misfortunes that prevented and delayed The marriage of Miss Vayer with Servin. The varied narrative draws inspiration from Greek and Latin novels (Ethiopiques Heliodorus) or Persiles and Sigismund de Cervantes. It tasted quite novel in its time was adapted to the opera in a title track by Francoeur and Rebel. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Chez Musier fils à Paris 1774 6 parties en 3 Vol. in 8 (13x21,8cm) xxiij, 563pp. et 563pp. et 597pp. relié

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        Opuscules physiques et chymiques...tome premier (all published)...

      Paris: Durand, Didot le jeune Esprit, 1774. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 2 parts in one volume, 8vo (215 x 137 mm); the cancel leaves inserted at their correct places and not bound together after p. 434, 3 engraved plates, 19th century half leather, worn. A Duveen duplicate, with his bookplate on inner cover. ---Duveen 339b (this copy); Duveen and Klickstein 121; Wellcome III, p. 460; Norman 1288. - FIRST EDITION OF LAVOISIER'S FIRST MAJOR WORK, a 'pioneer work' (Duveen and Klickstein), in which Lavoisier first expressed his doubts about the phlogiston theory. The first part contains an historical review of the experiments with gases of Lavoisier's predecessors. In part 2 Lavoisier records the quantitative experiments in combustion and calcination that he had carried out with great excitement during the previous year, and which had 'confirmed Lavoisier's suspicions that air, or some constituent of air, played an important role in the processes of combustion and calcination' (DSB). Very Good....

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        Omai, A Native of Ulaietea.

      London: Publish'd according to Act of Parlt. 25th October 1774. Etching and stipple engraving, 540 x 330 mm.; a good, well-inked and very crisp impression, generous margins; mounted. A wonderful full-length portrait of Omai (also known as "Mai"), the Tahitian who was seen as the embodiment of Rousseau's noble savage when he arrived in England on the Adventure with Captain Furneaux in 1774. The portrait is based on the painting by Nathaniel Dance, who would later also paint Captain Cook. Omai is shown carrying the wooden pillow-stool now in the Musée de Tahiti et des Iles and a feathered circlet, and is draped in tapa cloth. Banks so admired Dance's painting that he personally commissioned Bartolozzi to do the engraving. Dance's portrait is the best known of the many images of the famous Tahitian, who was placed in the care of Joseph Banks and Dr Solander when he arrived in England, both of whom he remembered from their visit to Tahiti five years earlier on Cook's first voyage. His natural grace captivated London society, and the fine portrait epitomised the eighteenth-century ideal of the noble South Sea islander, here printed for a popular audience.Bartolozzi was renowned for his technique of "stippled" engravings, of which this is a fine example. The portrait is testament to the contemporary interest in Omai, and this romantic portrayal was one of the first large-scale and separately-issued images that were produced to satisfy European curiosity, and to advance anthropological interest in the peoples of the Pacific. This tradition of taking exotic natives of interest back to Europe really took hold with the voyagers of the second half of the eighteenth century, most famously with Bougainville and Cook (though nearly a hundred years earlier Dampier had taken Giolo, the "Painted Prince", back to England with him) and continued well into the nineteenth century.The four-line inscription mentions both Furneaux and, particularly, Lord Sandwich of the Admiralty, who was Omai's great friend and protector during his two-year stay in England.

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        ATLAS MINIMUS Illustratus: containing Fifty-Two Pocket Maps of the World. Drawn and engraved by J, Gibson; Revised, corrected, and improved, by E. Bowen, Geographer to His Majesty. To which are added a Description of the several Empires, Kingdoms, States, and Provinces, of the known World; their Seas, Harbours, Rivers, and Mountains: With a concise account of the air, soil, and climate of each; and the government, customs, religion, and manners of the inhabitants.

      110 unnumbered leaves, comprising engraved frontispiece, title-page, and preface printed from type,, engraved index, 54 leaves of descriptive text printed from type, 52 leaves of engraved maps. Bound in contemporary full red calf with gilt decoration. Page size: 11 x 8 cm's. An excellent copy. Roscoe J146A(4). The first edition was issued in 1758. 'One of the most attractive pocket atlases published in the eighteenth century. They were all finely done, with lovely little title cartouches and notes.' Geoffrey L. King. Miniature Antique Maps.

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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. - 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. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Fifth and best edition in the original game, plus the volume in the history books for & against theaters. Binders full morocco vintage red. Back with nerves decorated. parts of title and volume number in red morocco. Slight lack head of Volume II. Back of Volume II cleared. 4 corners bumped. xx, 406pp. et (4) 409-830p. (2) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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 other several pieces on various subjects. Published by Mrs. Eugenia Stanhope, from the originals now in her Possession

      J. Dodsley in Pall-Mall,, 1774. The Third Edition. In Four Volumes (complete set). London, J. Dodsley in Pall-Mall, 1774. Octavo. Collation: Volume I: Engraved frontispiece of Stanhope, XVI, 352 pages / Volume II: (2), 355 pages / Volume III: (2), 376 pages / Volume IV: (2), 364 pages. (Collation complete). Hardcover / Original full calf with gilt lettering on original spinelabels. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Smaller dampstain to lower first and last two pages of two volumes only. The bindings a little shaky but holding. Provenance: From the library of Robert Doyne, with his Exlibris - bookplate to the front pastedown of all four volumes. While he died already in 1733 and these books were published in 1774, it is very likely that the bookplates were still applied by his librarian or family / Sir Robert Doyne (1651-1733) was member of the Irish House of Commons for New Ross from 1692 to 1695, and later a distinguished judge who served as Chief Baron of the Irish Exchequer from 1695 to 1703 and Chief Justice of the Irish Common Pleas from 1703 to 1714. In the latter year like all the senior judges in Ireland appointed under Queen Anne he was removed by the new administration; while allegations of corruption were made, the removal seems to have been a simple matter of politics. Although the Irish House of Commons passed a resolution that he had acted corruptly no further action seems to have been taken against him and he lived in peaceful retirement for many years. (Wikipedia) Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield KG PC (22 September 1694 ? 24 March 1773) was a British statesman, and a man of letters, and wit. He was born in London to Philip Stanhope, 3rd Earl of Chesterfield, and Lady Elizabeth Savile, and known as Lord Stanhope until the death of his father, in 1726. Educated at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, he subsequently embarked 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.nnIn the course of his post-graduate tour of Europe, the death of Queen Anne (r. 1702?1707) and the accession of King George I (r. 1714?1727) opened a political career for Stanhope, and he returned to England. In the British political spectrum he was a Whig and entered government service, as a courtier to the King, through the mentorship of his relative, James Stanhope, 1st Earl Stanhope, the King's favourite minister, who procured his appointment as Lord of the Bedchamber to the Prince of Wales.nn---------------nnHe was a selfish, calculating and contemptuous man, not naturally generous, and he practised dissimulation ?til it became part of his nature; despite brilliant talents and admirable training, the life of Chesterfield cannot be pronounced a success.[5] His social anxiety and the pains he took to become an orator already had been noticed. Horace Walpole said that he, who had heard the great orators of the time, preferred a speech of Chesterfield to that of any other orator; yet the contemporary opinion was that the Earl of Chesterfield's eloquence did not compare with that of Prime Minister Pitt (the Elder). In that regard, James Boswell reported that the poet Samuel Johnson pointedly said about the nobleman Chesterfield, "This man I thought had been a Lord among wits; but I find he is only a wit among Lords!"nnAs a politician and statesman, his fame rests upon his short, but brilliant, administration of Ireland as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (1745-1746). As a courtier, the unrefined Robert Walpole worsted him at the King?s court. Despite being a protector of men of letters, Chesterfield?s want of heart and head in the quarrel over the dedication to A Dictionary of the English Language (1755), inspired the poet Johnson to rewrite the line ?Toil, envy, Want, the Patron and the Jayl? (The Vanity of Human Wishes [1749], line 160) in a letter bemoaning the conflicts of personality inherent to the patron-artist relation; Johnson rebuked Chesterfield: "is not a Patron, My Lord, one who looks with unconcern on a man struggling in the water and when he has reached ground encumbers him with help?" Moreover, on publication of the book Letters to His Son (1774), Chesterfield's advisory correspondence with his natural son, Philip Stanhope, Johnson said that "they teach the morals of a whore, and the manners of a dancing-master" as means for getting on in the world as a gentleman.nnLetters to His SonnnThe 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, he 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.nnAs 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:nn ?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.?nnDespite having been an accomplished essayist and epigrammatist in his time, his literary reputation, 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)

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        Anatomia uteri humani gravidi tabulis illustrata. The Anatomy of the Human Gravid Uterus exhibited in Figures.

      Birmingham: John Baskerville, 1774. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Imperial folio. Double folio (629x461 mm), 21 unsigned and unpaginated text leaves, each leaf a single sheet, 34 engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, red morocco label to upper board (spine and hinges expertly repaired, boards rubbed and soiled). Early issue with the plates watermarked. Plates 7, 8, 17 and 23 with repaired marginal tears (without loss), plates 21 and 22 supplied, over-sized plate 8 slightly trimmed at fore-margin. Some occasional spotting (mainly to plate margins) and minor even browning. Provenance: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, ink-stamp on title. A fine copy printed on strong paper. ----Choulant-Frank, pp. 296-297; Garrison-Morton 6157; Norman 1125; Waller 5004; Wellcome III, p. 319; Gaskell, Baskerville, 53; Heirs of Hippocrates 942; Jordanova, "Gender, Generation and science: William Hunter's obstetric al atlas," William Hunter and the eighteenth-century world, ed. Bynum and Porter, pp. 385-412; Kornell in Oxford DNB for Rymsdyk; Osler 3026; Roberts & Tomlinson, pp. 460-73; Russell, British Anatomy, 452; Sappol, Dream Anatomy pp. 29 and 44. -FIRST EDITION. The Anatomy of the Human Gravid Uterus, on which Hunter labored sporadically for thirty years, primarily with the artist Jan van Rymsdyk, is one of the great masterpieces of medical graphic art and printing. One of the main reasons for the book's excessively long gestation was Hunter's difficulty in obtaining the cadavers of pregnant women for dissection. By 1751 van Rymsdyk had completed ten of the red pastel drawings, which Hunter exhibited publicly and used in his lectures. The positive reception of the drawings encouraged Hunter to undertake publication of an atlas; however, problems in obtaining dissection material, and the great success of his obstetrical and teaching career, inevitably created delays. Compounding this were Hunter's ambitious plans to expand the atlas, which eventually was published with 34 plates. "It is indeed a remarkable book, not the least important aspect of which is the large size of the plates, which Hunter took care to defend in the preface. For him, the technical quality of the plates was of great importance; they combine descriptive clarity with beauty. The work contains thirty-four plates of different kinds; some depict several objects, others a life-size section of the human body - the female trunk between the abdomen and the middle of the thighs. Some plates are packed with detail, others are more schematic, showing large parts in outline only. Facing each plate are a short description and a key..." (Jordanova, p. 386). Remarkably 17 different engravers were employed producing the 34 plates in Hunter's atlas. Of these Sir Robert Strange engraved only two, but he is thought to have supervised the rest of the group. Strange had studied anatomy at the classes of the first Alexander Monro, and is supposed to have drawn for Monro. In 1750 Strange was working for William Hunter in London. Strange spent time in Paris and Italy, and after 1760 became an art dealer, selling to Hunter a number of master works now in the Hunterian Museum, Glasgow. According to Roberts & Tomlinson, Strange was knighted in 1787 for engraving "a sentimental picture of two dead royal Princes." In format the Gravid Uterus was the largest book printed by the great printer John Baskerville, and one of two medical books issued from his press; it is also among the very few medical books issued from a private press. The original drawings, from which the engravings were made, are preserved in the Hunterian Collections at the University of Glasgow Library. Like certain other labors of love, sales of Hunter's atlas did not equal the passion of its author. It was originally issued for £6.6s, but remaindered in 1784 after Hunter's death for £3.13s.6d. Very Good.

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        PETRINI Francesco Recueil Harpe 1774

      - PETRINI Francesco IIe Recueil de Petits Airs arrangés en Pièces avec des Variations et des Préludes en différens Tons pour la Harpe dédié à Madame la Marquise de Genlis par Francesco Petrini Oeuvre VIIIe Gravé par Mad.me Oger Paris, chez l'Auteur XVIIIe 1774 SIGNATURE manuscrite du compositeur Francesco Petrini 30 pages (pages 23 à 26 manquantes) Bon état, déchirures avec manque de notes sur les pages 19 à 30, pages 23, 24, 25, 26 manquantes 008522 Instruments à cordes

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        / Tensho kanki sho. [Brief Explanation of Astronomical Phenomena]

      S.l.: s.n., 1774 (Edo Era, Anei 3). FIRST EDITION. Softcover. Good antiquarian condition. Small oblong 8vo (114 x 155). Contemporary yokohon Chinese-style yotsume toji four-hole pouch binding, original upper cover somewhat distressed, daisan (title label) wanting, lower cover and sewing renewed. Interior: a minor worm track runs through text block, now expertly mended (except to volvelle), pale damp-stain to second leaf, otherwise clean and sound. Preserved in a recent cloth chemise with bone catches in the Japanese style. Created by the founder of early modern Japanese geography, this is the first pocket-sized planisphere produced in Japan. This is only the eighth recorded copy of this remarkable book, none in U.S. institutional collections. This rare example of woodblock-printed Japanese celestial cartography comprises two pages of preface, followed by four pages containing a 109-mm rotating volvelle representing Chinese constellations, with a thread axis at its center (the North Pole), followed by nine leaves of text describing why celestial chart boards were made, and how to use them. The Milky Way is painted in blue, the stars in black or white circles, the ecliptic in yellow and the equator in red. The twenty-eight lunar lodges are depicted, but because of the diminutive size of the woodcut, most constellations are omitted. The position of the sun along the ecliptic is marked at twelve equal intervals, including the winter solstice and the vernal equinox. In addition, the circle of constant visibility and the circle of constant invisibility are shown. A leaf contiguous to the planisphere was designed to have a 77-mm circular window cut away, as here; the edge of this window, when laid over the map, represents the horizon. Sekisui Nagakubo, an Edo-period Samurai and Confucian scholar from Hitachi province, was regarded by ethnographer and folklorist Yanagita Kunio as the founder of modern Japanese geography, having had a number of cartographic innovations to his name, including the first Japanese map to use lines of longitude and latitude. Provenance: Acquired by us from collector Enzo Ferro, who in turn acquired the volume from the distinguished library of James E. Fagan (1926-2011), an American collector with a particular interest in the introduction of Western culture and technology to Japan?s closed Edo-era society. CENSUS: Bavarian State Library (lacking volvelle), Kyushu University Library, Waseda University Library (wormed), University of Tsukuba Library, Kobe University Library, University of Tokyo General Library, to which we add the copy sold by Paulus Swaen Galleries in 2013 (unlocated). REFERENCES: Marcia Yonemoto, Mapping Early Modern Japan (2003) pp. 69-81. Kazuhiko Miyajima, The History of Cartography, Vol. II, Book 2 ("Japanese Celestial Cartography before the Meiji Period") pp. 593-4. See the entry for Nagakubo Sekisui online in the "Samurai Archives" website.

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

      Fifth and best edition in the original game, plus the volume in the history books for & against theaters.Binders full morocco vintage red. Back with nerves decorated. parts of title and volume number in red morocco. Slight lack head of Volume II. Back of Volume II cleared. 4 corners bumped.1774 in-12 (10x17cm) xx, 406pp. et (4) 409-830p. (2) 2 volumes reliés

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        Cerimonia del Conclave dopo la morte di pappa Clemente XIV

      1774. Acquaforte, 1774. Magnifica prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva, con margini, tracce di pieghe di carta, per il resto in buono stato di conservazione. Impressa dalla tipografia Giovanni Bartolomichi. Molo rara. Dimensioni 320x390. Etching, 1774. Magnificent work printed on contemporary laid paper with margins, signs of paper fold, otherwise in good condition It was printed by the typography Giovanni Bartolomichi. Very rare. 320 390

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        Set of Six Insects

      Amsterdam Johannes Sluyter 1774 - Set of Six Insects, copper engraved plates with fine original colour, showing the metamorphosis of butterflies, moths and other flying insects. Framed and glazed, overall size: 31.5cm by 46.8cm. Beautiful depictions of the metamorphoses of butterflies, continuing the fine Dutch tradition of insect illustration begun by Maria Sibylla Merian. L'Admiral (1700-1770), was a gifted amateur entomologist who had studied insects since the age of ten. A year after his death, his collection of butterflies and other insects was sold in auction. This included the original copper plates from the first edition (1740) of of his work Naauwkeurige Waarneemingen omtrent de Veranderingen van Veele Insekten . These were augmented by a further eight plates which had been borrowed from L'Admiral by Dr.M Houttuyn, for the butterfly section of his edition of Linnaeus. Thus the 1774 edition was the first complete edition of L'Admiral's engravings. In total L'Admiral illustrated seventy metamorphoses on thirty-three etched plates. These engravings show the butterflies, their larvae and food plants. L'Admiral drew and etched all the plates themselves. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Adélaïde de Hongrie, Tragédie, Représentée, pour la premiere fois, par les Comédiens François, au mois de Juillet 1774, & reprise au mois d'Avril 1776.

      1774 - Précieux exemplaire d'Adélaïde de Hongrie de Dorat, l'un des rares imprimés au format grand in-8 et sur papier fort, conservé tel que paru dans sa brochure rose d'origine. Paris, Bureau du Journal des Dames, 1778. Grand in-8 de (1) f. de titre, 1 frontispice gravé, ii pp., 156 pp, une gravure en double état. Marge extérieure du f. de titre légèrement salie. Non rogné, non coupé. Conservé dans sa brochure d'origine de papier rose, petits manques en tête et queue du dos. Brochure de l'époque. 232 x 150 mm. / Precious copy of Adélaïde de Hongrie by Dorat, one of very few printed in 8vo format and on large paper, preserved as published in its original pink wrappers. Paris, Bureau du Journal des Dames, 1778. Large 8vo [232 x 150 mm] of (1) title l., 1 engraved frontispiece, ii pp., 156 pp, one engraving in two state. Outer margin of the title l. slightly soiled. Untrimmed, uncut. Preserved in its contemporary pink wrappers, small lacking at the head and foot of spine. Contemporary wrappers. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat de Roo]
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        Journal du Voyage... en Italie, par la Suisse et l'Allemagne en 1580 et 1581...

      Chez Le Jay, 1774. Cm. 28,5, pp. (8) liv, 416. Bel ritratto inciso in rame all'antiporta. Solida legatura con piatti originali e dorso verosimilmente rifatto (in modo magistrale). Dorso a nervi con titoli in oro su tassello. Tagli rossi. Solo qualche brunitura sparsa. Esemplare complessivamente in ottimo stato di conservazione. Edizione apparsa contemporaneamente ad altre tirature di formato minore. Le bibliografie concordano nel considerare la presente come l'originale. Celebre relazione del viaggio cinquecentesco intrapreso da Montaigne il cui manoscritto fu ritrovato e pubblicato solo 200 anni più tardi. Gran parte della trattazione è scritta (come d'origine) in lingua italiana con la traduzione francese a fronte. Cfr. Tchemerzine viii, 445; D'Ancona pp. 665 e Fossati-Bellani I, n. 387.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        AN APPEAL TO THE JUSTICE AND INTERESTS OF THE PEOPLE OF GREAT BRITAIN, IN THE PRESENT DISPUTES WITH AMERICA. By an Old Member of Parliament

      London: Printed for J. Almon, 1774. [2],63,[4]pp. Lacks the half title. 19th-century marbled wrappers. Front wrapper nearly detached. Small hole from ink burn in final (advertising) leaf, not affecting any text, otherwise very neat and fresh internally. Very good. In a half morocco and cloth folding case, spine gilt. First edition of this important tract from the pro- American Englishman, Arthur Lee, which, at various times, has also been attributed to William Pitt the Elder, Richard Glover, and Benjamin Franklin. The manuscript itself was reportedly sent by Franklin to Almon for publication. Lee advocates the rights of the colonists as common with those of other British subjects against the late impositions, and predicts dire consequences if those rights continue to be ignored. Lee followed up with a sequel the next year. HOWES L183. SABIN 39697. AMERICAN CONTROVERSY 74-44a. AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE 123a.

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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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        RAZON PUNTUAL DE LOS SUCESSOS MAS MEMORABLES, Y DE LOS EXTRAGOS, Y DAÑOS QUE HA PADECIDO LA CIUDAD DE GUATEMALA, Y SU VECINDARIO, DESDE QUE SE FUNDO EN EL PARAGE LLAMADO CIUDAD VIEJA, O ALMOLONGA, Y DE DONDE SE TRASLADO A EL EN QUE ACTUALMENTE SE HALLA

      En el pueblo de Mixco [Guatemala]: Oficina de Don Antonio Sanchez Cubillas, 1774. [2],12pp. plus integral blank. Folio. Stitched as issued. Light marginal dampstaining, else very good. An historical account of the earthquakes in Guatemala from 1541 through the devastating 1773 Santa Marta earthquake, which killed hundreds and caused the capital city to be relocated. After the 1773 earthquake the capital city of Guatemala (Antigua) was provisionally moved to Mixco; whilst there, a printing house was established, where this work was printed, which includes relevant historical information on the seismic activity of the region. This work is closely associated with similar texts also attributed to Gonzalez Bustillo, such as RAZON PARTICULAR DE LOS TEMPLOS, CASES DE COMUNIDADED, Y EDIFICIOS PUBLICOS, Y POR MAYOR DEL NUMERO DE LOS VECINOS DE LA CAPITAL GUATEMALA...; EXTRACTO O RELACION DE LOS AUTOS DE RECONOCIMIENTO PRACTICADO EN VIRTUD...DE ESTOS REINOS DE GUATEMALA; and DEMONSTRACION DE LAS PROPORCIONES CIERTAS, Y DUDOSAS, E IMPROPORCIONES, O DEFECTOS QUE OFRECE EL PUEBLO, O VALLE DE XALAPA. All of these deal with the devastation left by the earthquake of 1773. "These rare tracts are among the earliest works printed at Mixco, a palace not mentioned by Archdeacon Cotton" - Sabin, referring to this, and other imprints on the same subject. A scarce imprint, of which only a handful of institutional copies are recorded. None have appeared at auction. MEDINA, GUATEMALA 383. PALAU 105115, 248815. SABIN 27811.

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        RAZON PUNTUAL DE LOS SUCESSOS MAS MEMORABLES, Y DE LOS EXTRAGOS, Y DAÑOS QUE HA PADECIDO LA CIUDAD DE GUATEMALA, Y SU VECINDARIO, DESDE QUE SE FUNDO EN EL PARAGE LLAMADO CIUDAD VIEJA, O ALMOLONGA, Y DE DONDE SE TRASLADO A EL EN QUE ACTUALMENTE SE HALLA.

      En el pueblo de Mixco [Guatemala]: Oficina de Don Antonio Sanchez Cubillas, 1774. - [2],12pp. plus integral blank. Folio. Stitched as issued. Light marginal dampstaining, else very good. An historical account of the earthquakes in Guatemala from 1541 through the devastating 1773 Santa Marta earthquake, which killed hundreds and caused the capital city to be relocated. After the 1773 earthquake the capital city of Guatemala (Antigua) was provisionally moved to Mixco; whilst there, a printing house was established, where this work was printed, which includes relevant historical information on the seismic activity of the region. This work is closely associated with similar texts also attributed to Gonzalez Bustillo, such as RAZON PARTICULAR DE LOS TEMPLOS, CASES DE COMUNIDADED, Y EDIFICIOS PUBLICOS, Y POR MAYOR DEL NUMERO DE LOS VECINOS DE LA CAPITAL GUATEMALA.; EXTRACTO O RELACION DE LOS AUTOS DE RECONOCIMIENTO PRACTICADO EN VIRTUD.DE ESTOS REINOS DE GUATEMALA; and DEMONSTRACION DE LAS PROPORCIONES CIERTAS, Y DUDOSAS, E IMPROPORCIONES, O DEFECTOS QUE OFRECE EL PUEBLO, O VALLE DE XALAPA. All of these deal with the devastation left by the earthquake of 1773. "These rare tracts are among the earliest works printed at Mixco, a palace not mentioned by Archdeacon Cotton" - Sabin, referring to this, and other imprints on the same subject. A scarce imprint, of which only a handful of institutional copies are recorded. None have appeared at auction. MEDINA, GUATEMALA 383. PALAU 105115, 248815. SABIN 27811.

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