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        Recherches philosophiques sur les Égyptiens et les Chinois. Pour servir de suite aux recherches philosophiques sur les Américains. Par Mr. de P***. Nouvelle édition exactment corrigée. 2 vols.

      A Londres [i.e. Lausanne] chez Thoms Johnson. Et se débite à Lausanne, chez Franç. Grasset & Comp. Et à Geneve, chez Samuel Cailler. 1774 xxiv, 455, [1]p; [2], 440pp, engraved folding map. 12mo. A fine crisp, clean copy. Full contemporary tree calf, raised & gilt banded spines, red morocco title labels, green oval volume numbers. Armorial bookplate of Alexander Cuninghame of Craigends (Renfrewshire) Esquire, with his ownership name dated 2 March 1776, Lausanne at head of each titlepage.ESTC 92739, BL, Brotherton, Univ of Pennsylvania and 4 copies in Polish libraries only.

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        The history of the bucaniers of America

      London: Printed for T. Evans, near York-Buildings; and W. Otridge, opposite the New Church in the Strand 12mo (17.3 cm; 6.875"). 2 vols. I: [4], 318 pp. II: [2], 360, [12] pp.. 1774 Influential and very readable English translation of De Americaanse zeerovers, here in the fifth edition. As noted on the title-page, the work contains "I. The exploits and adventures of Le Grand, Lolonois, Roche Brasiliano, Bat the Portuguese, Sir H. Morgan, &c. II. The dangerous voyage and bold attempts of Capt. Sharp, Watlin, Sawkins, Coxon, and others, in the South Sea. III. A journal of a voyage into the South Sea by the Free-booters of America, from 1684 to 1689. IV. A relation of a voyage of the Sieur de Montauban, captain of the free-booters, in Guinea, in the year 1695." Exquemeling served some 20 years as a barber-surgeon among the pirates until 1674. He has much to say about the social and political situation in Mexico, Central America (especially Panama), and the Caribbean islands, with considerable attention being paid to the situation of slaves and free blacks as well as the Native American populations. This work was first published in 1678 in Dutch and later translated, with varying degrees of accuracy, into Spanish, French, and English. Of this edition Sabin writes: "This second fifth edition is that of 1771 with a new date." Provenance: Signature of G.W. Phipps on title-page of each volume. Recent quarter calf over marbled paper–covered boards and spine with raised bands, black leather labels, and gilt decorations/lettering, edges a faded speckled red; glue action on first and last few leaves from a previous binding. Signatures as above, some dog-ears, a few small spots; one very short marginal tear, another margin lacking some paper, light age-toning. => An engaging history of piracy in a neat, sound pair of books.

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        Trasporto Funebre del Corteo di N. S. Papa Clemente XIV

      1774. Acquaforte e bulino, 1774, datata in lastra in alto al centro. Magnifica prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva, con margini, in eccellente stato di conservazione. Impressa dalla tipografia di Benedetto Lavizzario. Molto rara. Ex collezione Laetitia Pecci Blunt. Dimensioni 400x287. Etching and engraving, 1774, dated on upper centre plate. Magnificent work printed on contemporary laid paper with margins, in excellent condition. It was printed by the typography of Benedetto Lavizzario. Very rare. Ex collezione Laetitia Pecci Blunt. 400 287

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Berton"). O. O., 13. I. 1774.

      1774. 1 S. auf Doppelblatt. Kl.-4to. In französischer Sprache an einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten.

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        Homeri Ilias [Iliad] Græcæ et Latine,... [with] Homeri Odyssea [Odyssey] Græce et Latine... [Collected and Edited by] Samuel Clarke..

      Londini [London]: Car. Rivington [and] A. Millar, 1774 and 1758. Four volumes. 8vo. 19th century full vellum, gilt lettered red labels, double rules to the boards, marbled endpapers, the armorial bookplates of William Craig Roberton to each pastedown. The lower edge of the text block of the first volume somewhat grubby with associated staining to the lower margin of many of the leaves and also to the lower board, in all other regards a very nice set. Clarke's editions of both works appeared throughout the 18th century, published separately, but here presented in attractive uniform bindings.

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        Almanach de la province de Bourgogne, & particulièrement de la ville de Dijon. Années 1774-1776, 1780-1784, 1785-1786.

      A Dijon, chez L. N. Frantin, 1774-1786. - 9 vol. petit in-8, rel. moderne, demi-basane marbrée, dos à fx-nerfs à filets à froid et petits fers dorés, pièces de titre rouge et de tomaison verte, entre 230 et 260 pp. chacun, texte dans un encadrement gravé. Très bon état, intérieurs frais. Bel ensemble en reliure uniforme d’inspiration du XVIIIe siècle. Neuf années de cet almanach de Bourgogne, publié pour la première fois en 1769, qui offre par volume un calendrier, la composition du Parlement, des différentes chambres et corporations civiles et religieuses, des indications sur les offices, les services de postes, messageries, collèges, etc, des mémoires divers, sur les monnaies, les bâtiments, couvents et églises de la région, l’histoire d’ordres religieux ou la chronologie des évêques, etc. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gesamtansicht rheinabwärts gesehen von Andernach, Schloss Friedrichstein (Neuwied) sowie dem Ortsteil Neuwied-Fahr ('Andernach aan den Rhyn, en daar tegen over het zogenoemde Duivelshuis en het Dorpjen Fhar').

      - Kupferstich b. Saakes, 1774, 20,5 x 32,5

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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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        Voyage Towards the North Pole

      1774 - 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 Phipps' 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. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Histoire philosophique et politique des établissemens et du commerce des Européens dans les deux Indes.

      Amsterdam, Gosse, 1774, 7 volumes, in-8, reliés, XII-604 p. / VIII-434 p. / XII-612 p. / VIII-417 p. / XII-416 p. / VIII-406 p. / 448 p.. Pour chaque volume, 1 frontispice signé Eisen, 1 carte dépliante, table des matières et feuillet d'errata en fin, soit 7 frontispices et 7 cartes dépliantes. Reliure d'époque, pleine basane marbrée, dos lisses avec caissons et fleurons dorés, pièces de titre rouges, de tomaison vertes, roulette dorée sur les coupes, tranches jaunes, coiffe inférieure du tome 1 arasée, coiffe supérieure du tome 7 arasée, usures à plusieurs coins, un coin endommagé, quelques rousseurs, surtout en fin des volumes. Ex-libris (étiquette) sur la garde du tome 1 au nom du marquis de Vichy (Gaspard Nicolas de Vichy, comte de Chamron, 1699-1781). .Maggs Bros (n° 24) signale deux eaux-fortes de Duclos pour cet ouvrage. Faute de précisions, il est impossible de désigner les illustrations pour lesquelles ces préparations furent exécutées. - Notice chargée sans modification à partir de l'Inventaire du fonds français, graveurs du XVIIIe siècle. - Références : Inventaire du fonds français, graveurs du XVIIIe siècle / Bibliothèque nationale, Département des estampes. Tome VII, Deny (Mlle Jeanne)-Du Duy-Delage / par Marcel Roux,... ; avec la collaboration d'Edmond Pognon,... - Bibliothèque nationale (Paris), 1951, article DUCLOS (Antoine-Jean), n. 114 = IFF18 DUCLOS (Antoine-Jean), 114. L'Oeuvre gravé de A.-J. Duclos, Paris, librairie Maggs Bros., 1939, n. 24 = Maggs Bros., 24. Bel exemplaire. ************* PROMO : Envoi gratuit en courrier suivi et assurance à partir de 20 € d'achat (France seulement), remise 20 % pour commande supérieure à 60 €.

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        ESSAI SUR LES COMETES - QUI PEUVENT APPROCHER DE L'ORBITE DE LA TERRE

      1774. IMP. GUEFFIER. Vers 1774. In - 8.Carré. Relié demi - cuir. Etat d'usage. Coins frottés. Mors fendus. Intérieur frais. XXIV + 364 - 1 planche depliante en noir et blanc hors texte - table des matieres + la planche reliés entre la page 336 et 337 - mors tres frottés - coins frottés - page de titre absente - titre, filet et caissons dorés au dos - 1 annotation au crayon bleu sur le 1er plat - tranches rouges. Sommaire: de la distance de la comete au Soleil, lorsqu'elle traverse le plan de l'ecliptique, determination de la distance d'une comete à la Terre à un instant quelconque, du minimum de cette distance.., de la distance de la Comete à la Terre dans l'hypothese des trajectoire rectilignes, comparaison des masses & des densités des planetes qui ont des Satellites....

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        SCRITTURA di possessioni per bilancio di un computista fiorentino.

      - In Firenze, Nella Stamperia gia Albizziniana all'Insegna del Sole, 1774, in-folio, cartonatura rustica originale, pp. 99, [1]. Una nota manoscritta a lapis sul front. attribuisce l'opera e Raffaello Secchioni, fiorentino. Rarissimo. Manca all'Einaudi e alla Kress. Ex-libris. Buon esemplare. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Oeuvres philosophiques. Nouvelle edition corrigée & augmentée. Tome premier (Tome second e Tome troisième)

      s.t, 1774. 12mo (cm. 14), 3 Tomi in un Vol., 1 c.nn., 282, 2 pp.; VI (di VIII, manca l’occhietto) pp., 304 pp.; XII-323(1) pp. Legatura coeva in mz. pelle con fili e titolo oro su tassello in pelle rossa. Ds. allentato con piccola fenditura. Carta dei piatti usurata ai margini. Tagli colorati a spruzzo. Interni buoni. Raro.

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        NUOVA GEOGRAFIA di ANTONIO FEDERICO BUSCHING, tradotta in lingua toscana dall'abate GAUDIOSO JAGEMANN, edizione prima veneta corretta, illustrata, accresciuta e di rami adornata - 33 vol.+ il 34esimo PREZIOSO con gli indici dell'opera coimpleta e rara., Venezia 1774-1791, Zatta Antonio, 1774

      1774. 17,5 x 25. brossure originali ricoperte da carta gigliata assai elegante, fogli in barbe originali senza la minina rifilatuira. Condizioni in complesso piu' che buone. Rarissima copia completa e specialmente corredata dal prezioso volume 34 con gli indici di questa opera che spazia e documenta sul mondo intero. Sono presenti le antiporte allegoriche e le marche tipografiche. Bibliografie e descrizioni accuratissime. Questa rara raccolta è assai ricercata dagi studiosi di VIAGGI. BUSCHING FEDERICO ANTONIO è stato uno dei creatori della geografia moderna e ci ha lasciato opere fondamentali come questa che qui presentiamo con piacere e che viene offerta a

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        La Teoria del Fuoco (...) Poema in verso sciolto diviso in tre parti colle annotazioni, e rami allusivi d'un filosofo amico dell'autore .

      Nella Stamperia di Giuseppe Allegrini alla Croce Rossa, 1774. In-8° antico (cm 19 x 11), leg. coeva in bross. muta con tit. su etichetta abrasa al dorso, pp. (2)238(2). Frontespizio allegorico, ritratto in antiporta di Pietro Leopoldo, dedicatoria al medesimo, ed altre tre tavv. allegoriche f.t., finemente incisi in rame. Piccole mancanze alla carta delle cuffie. Anton Maria Borgognini (1753 - 1810), Iapeto Egiratico fra gli Arcadi, fu 'discepolo del Baldassarri e ridusse in versi la teoria del fuoco pubblicata da questo' (F. Scifoni, Dizionario Biografico Universale). L'autore delle 'annotazioni sopra il poema' è il Padre Carmelitano Francesco M. Soldini (p. 231). Piccolissima mancanza all'angolo interno inferiore delle cc. 2 e 3. Bell'esemplare, fresco e marginoso.

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        Der Staffirmaler, oder die Kunst anzustreichen, zu vergolden und zu lackiren, wie solche bey Gebäuden, Meublen, Galanterienwaaren, Kutschen u.s.w. auf die beste, leichteste und einfachste Art anzuwenden ist.

      Leipzig, Verlag Siegfried Lebrecht Crusius 1774; EA; ca 19x12 cm; (2) XII, 336 (8) Seiten; Kartoneinband d. Zt. (Einband stärker bestoßen mit Papierbezugsfehlstellen, Name auf Vorsatz, Titelblatt und letzte Seiten etwas braunfleckig; sonst gutes Exemplar)Versand D: 5,00 EUR Lackierer; Maler; Malerei; Malerhandwerk; Maltechnik; Vergolder

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        VOYAGES AUTOR DU MONDE, ET VERS LES DEUX POLES, PAR TERRE ETPAR MER, PENDANT LES ANNEES 1767, 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771, 1773, 1774 & 1776.

      - THE FIRST EDITION OF A VOYAGE AROUND THE WORLD & AMERICA ! Paris 1782, Moutard. Half calf over blue boards, 2 vol. set:432+272p., indices, French text,1 tiny worm hole first 40+p.vol. 1, else both vols. clean, solid, 10 folding copper etc-hed maps & plates, original binding. FIRST EDITION COMPLETE Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2016Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        Rational Recreations, in which the Principles of Numbers and Natural Philosophy are clearly and copiously elucidated, by a Series of Easy, Entertaining, Interesting Experiments. Among which are All Those commonly performed with Cards

      London: L. Davis, J. Robson, B. Law, and G. Robinson, 1774. First edition. Covers detached on vols. 1, 3, 4. Four volumes, 8vo. Half-titles. 65 uncolored engraved plates, many with various subjects. Contemporary calf-backed marbled boards. A popular work on recreational mathematics and science. The first volume covers arithmetical and mechanical experiments; the second, optics, chromatics, and acoustics; the third, electrical and magnetic experiments, most derived from Priestley; and the fourth pneumatics, hydrology, and pyrotechnics. One of the earliest sources in English for collecting mathematical puzzles, card tricks, cryptography, and conjuring.

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        JERUSALEM DELIVREE

      Paris Musier Fils 1774 2 In 82 vol. in-8, Pleines reliures de l'époque veau jaspé, plats ornés d'un triple filet doré. dos lisses richement ornés, pièces de titre rouges, toutes tranches dorées. Tome I : fx-titre, VIII + 341 pp. Tome II : fx-titre, V+ 328 pp hors approbation et privilège. Cette oeuvre est richement illustrée d'après les dessins de Gravelot et gravés par Rousseau, Le Roy, Langée, Simonet : 2 frontispices allégoriques avec portraits du Tasse et de Gravelot, 2 pages de titre ornées de fleurons, 20 planches hors-texte, 28 culs-de-lampe (11 à pleine page) et 20 vignettes en tête des portraits des héros du Tasse. Il semble qu'un Ex-libris a été enlevé au tome I (pas de traces sur tome 2). Bords et coins frottés d'usage, coiffes et pieds de même. Quelques rousseurs sans gravité, au tome 2 les pages 241 à 260 présentent une brunissure uniforme. Quelques culs-de-lampe sur du papier bruni. Superbes et d'une insigne rareté. D'autres photographies sur demande.

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        Autograph letter signed. Reiners, 23. IX. 1774.

      1774. 8vo. 1 p. on double leaf. To an unnamed "Collegue": "[...] - la Verité, mon Cher Collègue, permettez-moi [...] Vous, cet amour fraternel qui rend preuve [...] de l'Esprit, la paternité [...] ceux [...]. faire qu'avec [...] ... [...] cette ardeur [?]? ... [...] ? Est-ce que vous vous [...] moquer [?] ? [...]". - With his dramatic work Monsigny is among the "most important stage composers in 18th century France" (MGG IX, 481). - Includes one contemporary portrait etching; from the possession and in the original printed collecting folder of Alfred Bovet, whose famous catalog (published in 1887) is probably the greatest example to date of any representation of an autograph collection in book form.

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        Instruçoens Com que El Rey Meu Senhor manda passar ao Estado da India o Reverendo Arcebispo de Goa, Primaz do Oriente

      - Instructions from the Marquis de Pombal to the Archbishop of Goa, on the ruling of Goa. N.d. [ca. 1774]. N.p. [Lisbon?]. In folio (344 mm x 215 mm). 2 [blanks] + 3 ff. + 1 [blank] + 49 ff. + 2 [blanks]; complete. Contemporary calf, boards tooled in gilt with a heavy interlacing pattern, raised bands to spine, also tooled in gilt, minor losses of leather to head and foot of spine, and some wormholes. Excellent condition, very fresh and clean; contemporary manuscript on paper, possibly a secretarial copy, executed in a clear and very legible handwriting. Interesting manuscript, compiling the instructions sent by Sebastiao de Carvalho e Mello (1699 – 1782) to Francisco da Assuncao e Brito, Archbishop of Goa from 1774 until 1783, one of the most significant Portuguese colonies overseas. Carvalho, better know as the Marquis de Pombal, was one of the most prominent Portuguese statesmen of the 18th century, having performed as Prime Minister to Jose I of Portugal; it is under him that the Autos de Fe (and thus undermining the Inquisition´s power in Portugal) were terminated, and the discrimination to new Christians ended, tolerance to Jews –requesting Nobles to marry with Jewish families- as part of the modernization of the country, and abolished slavery in India –not in Brazil. The measures adopted by the Marquis de Pombal affecting the Church did not end there; his term as Minister ended with the death of the King, succeeded by Pedro III and Maria I, who detested him. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An Essay on the Constitutional Power of Great-Britain Over the Colonies in America; With the Resolves of the Committee for the Province of Pennsylvania, and Their Instructions to Their Representatives in Assembly.

      Philadelphia: Bradford, 1774. First. hardcover. very good. vii, 128 pages. Short slim 8vo, handsomely bound in modern 3/4 brown morocco (some light foxing, otherwise very good). Philadelphia: William and Thomas Bradford, 1774. A very good copy. John Dickinson was a brillant lawyer who wrote his first patriotic tract, against the Stamp Act, in 1765. He became a leading patriot with the 1768 publication of his Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania. In 1774, he became chairman of the Philadelphia Commitee of Correspondence. This pamphlet consists of three papers he wrote which were adopted by that committee in July, 1774. "They state the principles upon which the colonies based their claim to redress; instructions to the Congressional delegates to be chosen by the Assembly; and a treatise on the consitutional power of Great Britain to tax the colonies." Dictionary of American Biography V, p. 300. Dickinson always hoped for peaceful reconciliation with Great Britain. He voted against sending aid to Boston in 1774 and later voted against the Declaration of Independence. Howes D-326. Evans 13247. Sabin 20040. Adams, American Controversy, 74-28a. Adams, Independence 110a.

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        VOYAGES DANS LA MER DU SUD PAR LES ESPAGNOLS ET LES HOLLANDAIS hollandois , ouvrage traduit de l'anglois par M.de freville

      saillant & nyon libraires - pissot libraire 1774 Hardcover In-8 (1) f. bl.-faux-titre, titre, (1)-xiv pp.(Avertissement)- (1) f. (Table) -502 pp. (Privilège) -3 cartes dépliantes, (1) f. bl., plein veau, dos à nerfs, pièce de titre de maroquin. Première édition de la traduction française de ce traité du géographe écossais Dalrymple ((1737-1808), hydrographe de la Compagnie des Indes orientales et de l'Amirauté britannique. Langue : Français. bel exemplaire fraisédition originale française de 1774 Fine

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        Drachenfels mit Blick auf das Siebengebirge; rechts Rhöndorf ('De Berg Draakenfels, en't Steedjen Bundorf').

      - kolorierter Kupferstich b. Saakes, 1774, 22 x 32,5

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        The Form and Order of the Coronation of Charles the Second,

      ONT> 1774 - A very scarce copy of this work on Charles II by Robert Douglass. Rare local Perth imprint. This work gives a detailed account of the coronation of King Charles II, with the sermon preached by Robert Douglass, Minister at Edinburgh,Moderator of the Commission of the General Assembly. Condition: In a quarter calf binding with marbled boards. Externally, excellent with just some minor shelfwear. Internally, firmly bound. Pages somewhat age-toned with some lightspotting. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Open Rebellion: Defying the Tyranny of the Intolerable Acts: “Resolved that it is the Indispensable duty of the Inhabitants of this County … to prevent the sitting of the Respective court…the Inhabitants of this County will attend in person the next inferior court of common pleas and general session…properly Armed to repel any hostile force which may be employed…”

      Grafton MA, Aug 31 1774/Sept 5, 1774. "[Captain Luke Drury.] Manuscript Document. Grafton, Mass. September 5, 1774. 4 pp. This document embodies one of the first instances of open rebellion against the Crown, and records a critical step in the formation of an independent government.The manuscript starts with a copy of resolves issued on August 31, 1774, in response to one of the Intolerable Acts, by a convention of the Worcester County Committees of Correspondence. The Intolerable Act barred the commonwealth from holding town meetings. Delegates conclude that the act rendered the royal charter “null and void,” and they resolve that the various towns should take over the function of the British-run court system. They ask citizens to select their own town officials, choose representatives for a Provincial Convention, and take action to prevent the courts from sitting under the new system. One resolve specifies that citizens attend the upcoming court session “properly Armed to repel any hostile force” sent by the governor, and another votes to send “Letters by Post to other Committees” should an invasion appear imminent.Remarkably, the document not only shows a key step in separation between the Crown and the colony, but also shows the chain of action; county and town. The Worcester resolve is followed by a record of the Grafton town meeting held to consider those measures. It’s a fascinating look at the grassroots nature of independence, uniting citizens of the smaller towns to take over their own governmental functions. This pivotal step helps explain why the towns were ready to send militia the day they received word of the Lexington alarm.On September 5, 1774, Captain Luke Drury moderated a Grafton town meeting held to consider the resolves. By a unanimous vote, the townspeople agreed. More than 15 town officers and militia leaders were elected, as recorded here. The notes authorize the new officials to “inflict punishment” on disorderly individuals – essentially, to substitute for the now invalid court system.In response to the resolution, the next day, when the court met, more than 5,000 Worcester men, “properly Armed,” leading to the courthouse. The royal justices were quickly persuaded that it was in their best interest to stay the proceedings.Partial Transcript:“Whereas this Charter…as well as laws enacted by virtue of the same…by the Parliament of Great Britain without the least coler of right or justice…Declared in part null and void… forming a Complete System of Tyranny and whereas no Power on Earth hath a right without the Consent of this Province to alter the minutest tittle of the Charter…as the sitting of said Court, may have a Tendency to Effect the good people of this county in such manner as may Insensibly lead them to submit to the Chains of Slavery…Therefore Resolved that it is the Indispensable duty of the Inhabitants of this County … to prevent the sitting of the Respective court…the Inhabitants of this County will attend in person the next inferior court of common pleas and general session…properly Armed to repel any hostile force which may be employed…”Luke Drury (1734-1811) of Grafton, Massachusetts joined the militia in 1757 during the French and Indian Wars. As captain of a company of Minutemen, he responded to the Lexington Alarm, and later joined Colonel Jonathan Ward's regiment to fight at Bunker Hill. Drury and his men served in different areas during the war, from West Point to Grafton, where his company guided military stores. He also supported the Continentals financially, at one point giving £50 fifty pounds to enlist soldiers in Grafton.In 1786-1787, Drury became deeply involved in Shays' Rebellion, a tax revolt led by farmers in western Massachusetts. The uprising was quashed, and Drury imprisoned as “a person dangerous to the state.” He was eventually released on good behavior. Drury remained active in state and local politics, serving terms as a constable, deputy sheriff, tax collector, assessor, selectman, and state legislator."

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        Angeli che portano un libro

      1774. Acquaforte, 1774 - 75 circa, firmata in lastra in basso a destra "Io Dominicus Filius delin. et sculp." ; a sinistra l'iscrizione 'Io. Bapta Tiepolo pinx, in Sacello B.M. de Monte Carmelo Venetijs". Stato unico. Bellissima prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva, rifilata al rame, lieve traccia di inchiostro al centro, per il resto in ottimo stato di conservazione. L'incisione deriva da una tela dipinta da Giovanni Battista tra gli anni 1740 e 1743 per il soffitto della Sala Capitolare della Scuola dei Carmini, a Venezia. La decorazione pittorica del soffitto comprende nove scomparti che hanno come filo conduttore l'esaltazione e la glorificazione dello Scapolare. Lo schema compositivo si rifà ai cicli decorativi di Paolo Veronese realizzati per Palazzo Ducale mentre l'iconografia si ispira all'iconologia di Cesare Ripa. La scena, dipinta in uno scomparto laterale alla scena centrale, raffigura degli Angeli che portano un libro con le regole della Scuola dei Carmini. Questo foglio è databile al 1774 - 75. Insieme ad altri tre fogli, che riproducono le scene dei comparti laterali del soffitto, non furono incluse nella prima edizione del "Catalogo" di G.B. Tiepolo, del 1774, dove sono solo preannunciate da uno spazio bianco con i numeri 1. e 2.,mentre furono inserite nella seconda edizione, del 1775. Non menzionata da De Vesme. "Etching, 1774 - 75, lettered along bottom 'Io. Bapta Tiepolo pinx, in Sacello B.M. de Monte Carmelo Venetijs" and "Io Dominicus Filius delin. et sculp." After G.B. Tiepolo. Only state. A fine impression, printed on contemporary laid paper, trimmed to the platemark, light trace of ink in the middle, otherwise very good condition. This etching reproduces one of the nine ceiling canvanes paintend by G. B. Tiepolo for Sala del Capitolo of the Scuola Grande dei Carmini, in Venice, between 1739 and 1749. The scene depicts Angels bearing the book containing the rules of the confraternity. This sheet is dating from the 1774 - 75. Along with three other sheets, depicting the scenes of the side compartments of the ceiling, they were not included in the first edition of the ""Catalogue"" to G.B. Tiepolo, 1774, which are only announced by whitespace with numbers 1 and 2, whereas they were included in the second edition, 1775. Unrecorded by De Vesme." D. Succi, La Serenissima nello specchio di rame..., p. 612 n. 168 329 187

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        Cours complet de mathématiques

      Aux dépens de Ruault, 1774. 5 volumi in-8° (200x126mm), pp. XXXII, 510; (4), 351; (4), XXXVI, 318, (2); (4), 503; (2), 656; legatura ottocentesca m. pelle verde cupo con titolo, filetti e tomaisons in oro e fregi ornamentali in oro e a secco su dorsi a nervetti decorati in oro. Piatti marmorizzati. Tagli a spruzzo azzurri. Complessive 32 tavv. ripiegate di figure geometriche (al primo vol., 6 tavv. f.t. ripiegate in fine; 8 tavv. ripiegate in fine del secondo vol.; 6 tavv. ripiegate in fine del terzo vol.; 4 tavv. ripiegate in fine del quarto vol.; 8 tavv. ripiegate in fine dell'ultimo vol.). Qualche brunitura e traccia d'umido di poco conto. Bell'esemplare. Edizione originale. L'abate Sauri (Rhodez, 1741-nel Bengala, 1785) fu matematico, fisico, astronomo e professore di filosofia all'Università di Montpellier. Poggndorff, II, col. 754. Francese

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         Carte du détroit de Magellan dans laquelle on a inséré les observations et les découvertes .

      [1774]. 456 x 746 mm. Belle carte détaillée du détroit de Magellan, contenant les observations et les découvertes des capitaines Byron, Wallis et Carteret, dressée par le capitaine James Cook lors de son premier voyage entre 1768 et 1771. Elle est ornée de 4 profils côtiers du cap des Vierges, du cap Beau Tems près de Rio Gallegos, et de Port Famine (Puerto del Hambre). A l'emplacement de l'actuelle ville de Punta Arenas figure la Baye Sandy, ancien nom de Punta Arenas. En 1769, l'Endeavour quitta le port de Plymouth en direction du détroit de Magellan, mais c'est finalement par le cap Horn qu'il passera pour rejoindre la Polynésie. Bel exemplaire, replié.

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        Grund-Riß der kay. königl. Residenz-Stadt Wien. Unter glorwürdigster Regierung Beyder May.ten Josephs des II.ten Röm. Kaysers und Mariä Theresiä Röm. Kayserin [...] Unter der Direction dero Hof Mathematici Joseph Nagel aufgenommen von dem N.D. Reg. Ingenieur Franz Gruß und Joseph Neussner im Jahr 1770. Vienna, zu haben auf der Wieden in der Plenkler Gasse No. 316, [1774].

      1774. Four-plate engraving by J. E. Mansfeld, mounted on cloth and framed under glass. 131 x 162 cm. Probably the most monumental layout plan of the Vienna inner city ever published, doubling the scale of Nagel's better-known (and more common) plan of Vienna and its suburbs (1781), and self-published as early as 1774. Nagel had begun his surveying task shortly after completion of the re-numbering of houses in 1770. "Probably completed in October 1774" (cf. Dörflinger). - Slight browning to margins, otherwise fine. Extremely rare. Dörflinger,

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        Manuel anti-syphillitique, ou Essai sur les maladies vénériennes...

      Londres et Paris, Desventes de la Doué, 1774 ; in-12 de xxxvi-328 pp., reliure de l'époque maroquin rouge, filets dorés en encadrement, fleurettes aux angles, armes au centre, dos lisse orné, tranches dorées. Édition originale rare. Pour des lecteurs actuels, le traité, par le Régent de la faculté de Médecine de Paris, est déconcertant de naïveté professorale. On remarquera particulièrement les recettes de décoctions ou de cataplasmes à la fin, qui vont de la purée de carottes à l'arsenic. Il faut cependant rendre justice à un praticien qui professait un réel penchant pour l'observation et une méfiance instinctive pour « la médecine causeuse ». Reliure en maroquin rouge aux armes d'Emmanuel de Durfort, duc de Duras (1715-1789). Homme de guerre de premier plan, il fut aussi pair de France et académicien. Restaurations aux coins, petite mouillure à la marge extérieure de quelques cahiers.- Relié sans le faux-titre.- Olivier, Hermal et Roton, planche 1.

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        Recueil des oeuvres physiques et médicinales publiées en anglais et en latin

      Paris, la Société typographique, 1774. 2 volumes in-8 de I. VIII, X, 643, (1) pages et 4 planches ; et de II. (4), 469, (3) pages et 4 planches pleine basane racinée de l'époque, dos lisse portant des pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge et vert, sur les plats roulettes dorées en encadrement 1774, 1774, , 2 volumes in-8 de I. VIII, X, 643, (1) pages et 4 planches ; et de II. (4), 469, (3) pages et 4 planches, pleine basane racinée de l'époque, dos lisse portant des pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge et vert, sur les plats roulettes dorées en encadrement, Première édition française des

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        Voyage agronomique, précédé du parfait fermier.

      1774Paris. Panckoucke. 1774. 2 volumes in-8, plein veau tâcheté, dos à nerfs ornés, pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin beige. [2] ff. ; XLVI pp. ; 428 pp. - [2] ff. ; 589 pp. ; [3] pp. Edition originale de la traduction, par Fréville. Orné d'un plan dépliant. Certains exemplaires ont un frontispice. Trace d'ex-libris sur les gardes. Barbier IV, 1058. Young tire parti de ses voyages et de ses lectures pour tenter de rendre l'agriculture "aussi intéressante qu'instructive, j'essayerai de faire observer tout ce qu'il serait avantageux d'emprunter de la nouvelle culture pour en faire un utile usage dans l'ancienne; et, persuadé que la clarté n'est nulle part plus désirable qu'en matière d'agronomie, je me ferai un devoir de ne rien avancer qui ne puisse être facilement entendu de tous les cultivateurs". Bel exemplaire. Brunet V, 1510.

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        Eigenh. Dokument mit U. Potsdam, 14. VII. 1774.

      1774. ¼ S. Folio. Quittung über dreißig Courant. - Gefaltet. - Die Tochter eines Musikers trat als Geigen-Wunderkind in Wien und London auf und nahm dort und in Leipzig Gesangunterricht. 1766 sang Mara unter der Leitung Johann Adam Hillers beim Großen Konzert in Leipzig, 1767 an der Dresdner Hofoper und folgte 1771 der Berufung König Friedrichs II. von Preußen an die Berliner Hofoper.

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        Vollständige Einleitung in die Kenntniss und Geschichte der Steine und Versteinerungen. I-IV. (Complete).

      Altenburg, Richter, 1774-1784. Four volumes in four. 4to (22.9 x 19.3 cm). 2,098 pp. [I (1774): xxxii, 424; II (1776): xvi, 502; III (1778): xxviii, 528; IV (1784): xxxiv, 534] pp., 22 [0; 3; 9; 10] engraved plates (folded in volume II). Uniform 19th century paper covered boards. Gilt title on the spines.= A very rare complete set of Johann Samuel Schröter's main work on fossils, including many molluscs. Nissen gives only an incomplete collation. Schröter (1735-1808) was a clergyman from Germany with an interest in palaeontology. He is also remembered for his "Einleitung in die Conchylienkenntniß nach Linné", and several other works on fossil conchology. Corners rubbed, former owner's inscription erased, volume I with a few old underlinings and marginalia in French, volume IV with tiny worm holes in the introduction pages, just reaching the first plates (which are bound in before the main text block), and some damp-staining to the top outer corner of the last leaves of this volume. In general a very good, complete and clean set. Nissen ZBI, 6679; Ward & Carozzi, 1996.

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        Theorie des Sentiments Agreables, ou apres avoir indique les regles que la nature suit dans la distribution du plaisir, on etablit les principes de la theologie naturelle et ceux de la philosophie morale

      Chez Debure pere - Leather; French language; No jacket; 8- over 5.75" - 6.75" Tall; a worn but readable copy of scarce title; 1774 fifth edition, printed the year King Louis XVI became King of France; front board has separated; first few pages loose but not detached; occasional foxing but pages mostly clean; wear to leather covered boards and spine; owner labels of Scotstoun estate in Scotland on paste-down of front board, original dated '84 pasted over with one dated '19 with owner name 'Mr Oswald Scotstoun' on title page (this volume possibly belonged to James Oswald, 1703 - 1793, the Church of Scotland minister and philosophical writer). Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. For buyers outside the UK we now offer significantly lower rates on our airmail shipping. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Bernhards aus Nordalbingien (oder Basedows) Vermächtniß für die Gewissen. Erster Theil. Für alle Gottesverehrer, auch die Nichtchristen. (Zweyter Theil. Für Christliche Gottesverehrer und Zweifler.) Ein Lehrbuch der natürlichen Religion, auch zur Erinnerung und Erbauung. Dessau, Heinrich Heybruch, 1774.

      1774. 2 Teile in 1 Band. XIV, (2), 112 SS. XV, (1), 113-304 SS. Halblederband der Zeit mit goldgepr. Rückenschildchen und dekorativer Rückenvergoldung. Dreiseitiger Rotschnitt. Marmorvorsätze. Lesebändchen. 8vo. Seltene erste Ausgabe. "Unter dem Einfluß gemüthlicher Ueberreiztheit, auch fortwährend mit dem Gedanken an sein eigenes Lebensende beschäftigt, schrieb [Basedow] sein 'Vermächtniß ...'. Es sollte in Basedow's Sinne eine Vertheidigung des Christenthums sein, aber durch seine vermittelnde Stellung, die er zwischen Freigeisterei auf der einen und gedankenlosem Pastorenglauben auf der anderen Seite einzunehmen suchte, machte er sich [...] sowol die Orthodoxen als die Heterodoxen zu Feinden" (ADB). Der Hamburger Pädagoge und Theologe J. B. Basedow (1724-90) wurde 1761 wegen seiner aufklärerischen Schriften an das Gymnasium nach Altona versetzt, wo er auf den Widerstand orthodoxer Theologen um den Senior Johann Melchior Goeze traf und schließlich entlassen wurde. "Unter dem Einfluß von Rousseaus 'Emile' verfaßte Basedow 1768 ein philanthropisches Erziehungsprogramm, in dem er ein lebensnahes, überkonfessionelles, unter staatlicher Aufsicht stehendes Bildungswesen forderte. 1774 gründete er in Dessau das Philanthropinum, gab 1778 dessen Leitung ab und widmete sich literarischer Tätigkeit" (DBE). - Der Papierbezug der Deckel stärker berieben; der sehr schöne Lederrücken wohlerhalten. Gutes, sauberes Exemplar aus dem Besitz des dt. Diplomaten Fürst Philipp zu Eulenburg und Hertefeld (1847-1921) mit entspr. Stempel am Titel und Bibliotheksetikett am vorderen Innendeckel. Der enge Freund Kaiser Wilhelms II. wirkte 1894-1902 als Botschafter in Wien. "Nach seinem Ausscheiden aus dem diplomatischen Dienst 1903 wurde er von Maximilian Harden [...] öffentlich der Homosexualität bezichtigt. Es kam schließlich zu einem Prozeß, der wegen seines schlechten Gesundheitszustands abgebrochen werden mußte" (DBE). Am Vorsatz früherer hs. Besitzvermerk "Fr. Hertefeld" (dat. 1775). Zuletzt in der Sammlung des Kirchenhistorikers Alfred Raddatz (1928-2006), Professor für Kirchengeschichte, christliche Archäologie und kirchliche Kunst an der evangelisch-theologischen Fakultät der Universität Wien. DG 12.6120. Kayser I, 155. ADB 2, 119.

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        Die neuesten Offenbarungen Gottes in Briefen und Erzählungen verdeutscht. 4 Bände. 8 Bl., 480 S.; 2 Bl., 376 S.; 14 Bl., 466 S., 1 Bl.; 2 Bl., 379 S. Kl.-8°. Gute Halblederbde d. Z. (Deckel teils etwas berieben) mit roten Rückenschildern und Filetenvergoldung.

      Riga, Johann Friedrich Hartknoch, 1773-1774. - Äußerst seltene erste Ausgabe der Übertragung des Neuen Testaments, "darinnen sich Alles so verständlich liest, als ob die neutestamentlichen Schriften einen Deutschen zum Verfasser hätten . (Bahrdt) wurde als ein Vorfechter aus Satanas' Schule gescholten; er habe das Neue Testament übersetzt wie ein Heide" (Frank in der ADB). Wegen dieser "aufgeklärten Musterversion" einer Bibelübersetzung erhob sich ein gewaltiger Sturm der Entrüstung, vor allem in der orthodoxen Fraktion. Bahrdts früherer Freund, der Hamburger Pastor Goeze, stand an der Spitze der Gegner. Gleich nach der Veröffentlichung des 1. Teils lässt der junge Goethe seinen Helden im "Prolog zu den neuesten Offenbarungen Gottes .", in dem er in satirischer Form einen Besuch der vier Evangelisten bei Bahrdt beschreibt, sagen: "Da kam mir der Einfall von ungefähr; so red't ich, wenn ich Christus wär." Im Jahre 1779 wurde Bahrdt "alles auf Religion bezügliche Bücherschreiben" untersagt, worauf er sich nach Preußen zurückzog, wo Friedrich d. Gr. die Angelegenheit als Sache der protestantischen Gewissensfreiheit betrachtete. Auch Lessing wies wiederholt darauf hin, dass er sich zwar nicht zum Verteidiger der Bahrdtschen Übersetzung aufwerfen wolle, die Befugnis jedoch, nach seinem Gewissen zu übersetzen, in keinem Fall geringer sei als einst die Befugnis Luthers. Bahrdt (1741-1792) gilt als "enfant terrible der deutschen Aufklärungstheologie" (Kosch). – Anfangs und am Schluß leimschattig, gelegentlich leicht stockfleckig. Schönes Exemplar auf gutem, festem Papier. – Goed. IV 1, 820, 44 alpha; Bibelsammlung Württemberg. LB, E 1586. Kosch I 239; Jacob/Majewski 343. Nicht bei Borst. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Commedie in versi, dell'abate Pietro Chiari bresciano, poeta di S.A. il Duca di Modena. Tomo Primo (-decimo). Venezia, presso Giglielmo Zerletti, 1774

      Zerletti, 1774. 10 vol. in-8, circa 350 pp. caduno, elegante leg. coeva p.pelle marmorizz., dorsi lisci ornati in oro con due tasselli per titoli e numero, tagli rossi. Sul titolo di ogni tomo è incisa una vignetta allegorica; ritratto del Chiari in antiporta del primo vol. Ogni volume contiene 3 o 4 commedie in versi, di quattro o cinque atti caduna. Le prime 36 pagine contengono una dotta ''Dissertazione storica e critica sopra il teatro antico e moderno''. Il Chiari fu personaggio assai complesso e dotto, di carattere bizzarro, abate mondano e frivolo. Iniziò a scrivere le sue commedie nel 1749, dopo altre esperienze letterarie, e fu in contrasto e conflitto con Carlo Goldoni, al quale contestava soprattutto la qualifica di ''riformatore del teatro'', ritenendosi egli stesso il vero e unico riformatore, sulle traccie di Molière e in possesso di una cultura superiore. La presente è la seconda edizione completa delle Commedie, dopo la prima del 1756-62. Esemplare assai bello e fresco, sia nelle legature sia nel testo.

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        Raccolta di Opuscoli fisico-medici.

      Nella Stamperia Moucke, 1774-76. Dodici volumi legati in quattro di cm. 19,5, pp. 1.500 ca. complessive. Con una vignetta incisa a ciascun frontespizio, due tavole incise in rame ed una tabella ripiegate f.t. Legatura coeva in cart. con dorsi ricoperti in carta marmorizzata. Esemplare genuino, marginoso e ben conservato, stampato su carta forte. Si tratta dei primi 12 volumi di questa celebre opera scientifica che proseguì fino al numero di 22 volumi. Il curatore fu Giovanni Targioni; vi si raccolgono scritti in gran parte originali di argomento prevalentemente naturalistico e medico stilati da importanti scienziati europei dell'epoca.

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        Vollständige Einleitung in die Kenntniss und Geschichte der Steine und Versteinerungen. I-IV. (Complete).

      - Altenburg, Richter, 1774-1784. Four volumes in four. 4to (22.9 x 19.3 cm). 2,098 pp. [I (1774): xxxii, 424; II (1776): xvi, 502; III (1778): xxviii, 528; IV (1784): xxxiv, 534] pp., 22 [0; 3; 9; 10] engraved plates (folded in volume II). Uniform 19th century paper covered boards. Gilt title on the spines.= A very rare complete set of Johann Samuel Schröter's main work on fossils, including many molluscs. Nissen gives only an incomplete collation. Schröter (1735-1808) was a clergyman from Germany with an interest in palaeontology. He is also remembered for his "Einleitung in die Conchylienkenntniß nach Linné", and several other works on fossil conchology. Corners rubbed, former owner's inscription erased, volume I with a few old underlinings and marginalia in French, volume IV with tiny worm holes in the introduction pages, just reaching the first plates (which are bound in before the main text block), and some damp-staining to the top outer corner of the last leaves of this volume. In general a very good, complete and clean set. Nissen ZBI, 6679; Ward & Carozzi, 1996. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sphaera Armillaris und Instrumentum artificiale Orrery ab inventore appellatum.

      Augsburg Lotter 1774 - Altkolorierter Kupferstich. 48 x 57 cm. In good condition. Eine Armillarsphäre (lat. armilla „Armreif", sphaera „Kugel") oder Weltmaschine ist ein astronomisches > Gerät. Es dient der Darstellung der Bewegung von Himmelskörpern . Eine Armillarsphäre besteht aus mehreren gegeneinander drehbaren Metallringen, die insgesamt die Form einer Kugel bilden. Dieses Gebilde ist in der Regel in einem Gestell montiert. Die schöne Karte gut erhalten, etwas Fingerfleckig. 0,000 gr.

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        Naauwkeurige waarneemingen omtrent de veranderingen van veele insekten of gekorvene diertjes. Amsterdam, Johannes Sluyter, 1774.

      1774. Large folio (430 x 270 mm). (4), 34, (2) pp. With etched and engr. vignette on title page (2 people in a woods, in a decorative cartouche including 2 butterflies), and 33 numbered etched and engr. plates showing 70 kinds of insects (numbered in the text), vignette and all plates in original colour. Contemp. boards covered with sprinkled paper, sewn on 4 vellum tapes. The second, greatly enlarged edition of a set of finely etched and engraved plates depicting the metamorphosis of 70 sorts of butterflies, moths and other flying insects in their natural surroundings, the specimens collected, drawn, etched and engraved, and the descriptions written by Jacob l'Admiral (1700-70), first published in 1740 with only 25 plates. The present edition adds 8 plates prepared (along with their descriptive text) by l'Admiral but not previously published, along with a 2-page foreword by the editor, Martinus Houttuyn (1720-98). 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 it was a great advance over all that went before, including the pioneering work of Maria Sibylla Merian. The present foreword tells us that l'Admiral began studying butterflies at the age of ten and gives Houttuyn's personal recollections of l'Admiral and his work. He collected the specimens during thirty years of travel and intended the first edition with 25 plates to be one of four 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 Houttuyn prepared the new descriptions from l'Admiral's manuscript. A few plates were revised after the first edition, probably by l'Admiral himself. Plate XII depicts a tulip. - With the 1896 bookplate (signed "TM") of "Tine. v. H", the artist and former prostitute Martina Hogervorst (1865-1928) who married the lithographer Theo van Hoytema in 1891 (divorced 1902), with a bird, insects and plants. In very good condition and untrimmed, with deckles intact. Spine tattered. Nissen, ZBI 2358. Horn/Schenkling 53 ("Selten"). Landwehr, Coloured Plates 105. Cf. Hunt 514 (1740 ed.).

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        Legal Manuscript Document about ""Slave Stealing" in Colonial North Carolina. John Collson. "The King against Jas. Wishart."

      North Carolina: 1774. Legal document, single leaf, about 8vo size (6" 7 1/4"), 2 pp., text on both sides. Paper very browned, some ink smudging, a few tiny holes at old folds; otherwise about very good. This is a somewhat scarce colonial southern slave document where it appears that a David Smith had one of his slaves swiped from him. "…David Smith… made oath that…Wishart came to his house and with force did fraudentaly take and cary away a Negroe Boy Named James the property of…Smith greatly to his damage and agt the peace of his sovn lord the king his Crown and Dignity…" An order of arrest for both Smith and the slave, signed also by the law enforcement officer who made the arrests. Interestingly, years latter, "slave stealing" was typically the work of abolitionists trying to help slaves escape .While it is not totally clear, the judge in this case was a wealthy businessman and land-owner and may have been a British Loyalist fleeing to England after the war.

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         [NOUVELLE-ZELANDE] Carte de la N.le Zélande visitée en 1769 et 1770, par le lieutenant J. Cook commandant de l'Endeavour vaisseau de Sa Majesté.

      [1774]. 482 x 373 mm. Belle carte détaillée de la Nouvelle-Zélande, dressée par James Cook entre 1769 et 1770, lors de son premier voyage. Y figurent le tracé de la route de l'Endeavour, vaisseau du capitaine Cook, le long des côtes, ainsi que les mesures des profondeurs. La carte de Cook est la première carte montrant le tracé complet des deux îles formant la Nouvelle-Zélande. Au cours de son premier voyage, Cook explora la Polynésie, puis la Nouvelle-Zélande et les côtes orientales de l'Australie. Bel exemplaire, replié. Tooley, MCC 64, Printed maps of Australia, 339, p. 47.

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        Catalogue des Tableaux, Peinture a Gouache, Miniatures, Desseins, Estampes, Medailles, Sculptures, Bronzes, Ivoires, Porcelaines et autres Effets. Provenants du Cabinet de Monsieur Van Schorel Seigneur de Wilryck, Ancien premier Bourguemaitre de la Ville d'Anvers, &c. &c. Dont la Vente se fera en argent de Change a Anvers, à la Chambre des Arquebusiers & à celle des Arbaletriers, le 7 Juin 1774 & jours suivants

      Antwerp: A Anvers, Chez J. Grangé Imprimeur de la Ville, Chez qui le Catalogue se distribue pour le prix de deux Escalins & demi, ou 30 sols de France., 1774. First Edition. Very good antiquarian condition. 8vo; [10], 428 pp. 202 lots of paintings, 88 lots of miniatures, 535 lots of drawings, 1249 lots of engravings, 695 additional lots of engravings by Rubens and imitators, 311 lots of medals, and 421 lots of sculptures, faience, crystal, etc; PRICED THROUGHOUT by a contemporary hand, including buyer's names for all the paintings (certain portfolios of prints were withdrawn from the sale and are therefore unpriced). Recent sympathetic wrappers. Intermittent waterstains, but the paper stock is strong and crisp. Priced copy of the very important sale catalogue of the astounding art collection of van Schorel - one of the finest in the Low Countries at that time - which included masterpieces by Rubens, Van Dyck, Rembrandt, Teniers, Jordaens, Rembrandt, as well as hundreds of drawings, engravings, print portfolios, ancient and modern medals, sculptures, curiosities, optical instruments, an amber collection from Queen Christina of Sweden, artifacts from the Holy Land and Italy, Turkish firearms, and even Japanese and Chinese porcelain. The sale was organized in 3,501 lots (sic). The arrangement of the catalogue fosters scholarly inquiry: the lots are classed according to school and artist: in a number of instances there are good descriptions of the properties which include dimensions and other identifying information. Van Schorel (1716-1778) was First Mayor and first Director of the Royal Academy of the City of Antwerp. With more than 3,500 lots at auction, it is not surprising that artwork and other property from his great collections has been acquired by the foremost museums in the world (e.g. the fine Otto van Veen drawing of the Martyrdom of Saint Anthony now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Accession Number: 2012.279). Our attention is drawn to two digital surrogates of the van Schorel art sale catalogue online, the first issued by the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the second by the Institut Nationale d'histoire d'Art, Paris. Simply stated: these digitized versions are grossly incomplete: only about 20% of the PMA copy is actually priced (the INHA copy is only about 5% priced), compared to ours which is priced throughout. More importantly, our copy was bears unique contemporary annotations that call into question attributions made to a number of important paintings, including the three Rubens paintings which appeared as Lot 1 ("Ce tableaux a des bonnes parties mais il est trop maniere pour etre de Rubens"), Lot 2 ("Ce tableaux merite les eloges qu'on lui donne cependant il est douteux s'il est de Rubens"), and Lots 3, 29, 88, etc. That the PMA / INHA copies make no reference to the van Schorel's collection of 3,200 Rembrandt etchings (pp. 266-267) - the most comprehensive ever formed by a single individual - and the price paid for it (4000 fl. - an astronomical sum in those days) does not support an argument that the digital surrogates in question are "acceptable" when so much critical information is completely absent. The PMA / INHA copies fail to reference the five Jacob Jordaens tapestry cartoons of the Life of Charlemagne that were not in the sale, but are described in the Avertissement: Jordaens' Charlemagne series is justly considered to be one of his most important, for which see K. Nelson, "Jacob Jordaens: Design for Tapestry" (1996). The cartoon of the "Envoys of Kalif Harun-al-Rashid bearing Presents to Charlemagne," which is practically a finished painting, is now at the Louvre. Lugt 2299.

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        The Letters of Governor Hutchinson, and Lieut. Governor Oliver, &c. Printed at Boston, and Remarks Thereon. With the Assembly's Address, and the Proceedings of the Lords Committee of Council. Together with the Substance of Mr. Wedderburn's Speech Relating to Those Letters. And the Report of the Lords Committee to His Majesty in Council.

      Printed for J. Wilkie, London 1774 - 142pp. Later brown half polished calf over marbled boards, covers decorated in gold, spine lettered and decorated in gold, marbled endpapers. A clean, near fine copy with a few small scuffs to the covers. "Publication of these letters -- copies of which Franklin had secured in London -- fanned revolutionary sentiment in America more than any other book of the period," Howes H851. Sabin 34072.; Octavo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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