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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]

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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.

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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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        Journal du Voyage. en Italie, par la Suisse et l’Allemagne en 1580 et 1581.

      Chez Le Jay,, A Rome et se trouve à Paris, 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.

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        An historical Account of Coffee. With An Engraving, and Botanical Description of the Tree. To which are added Sundry Papers relative to its Culture and Use, as an Article of Diet and of Commerce.

      London: Printed for Edward and Charles Dilly,, 1774. Quarto (267 x 213 mm). Disbound, all edges stained red. Large folding engraved plate of a Coffea Arabica sprig, by J. Miller. Manuscript ownership inscription "Ex Libris Biblioth: Edinensis" in ink to title. A crisp, clean copy with generous margins. First edition, by John Ellis, F. R. S., Agent for the Island of Dominica, written with the aims of "the promotion of science, national advantage, and the prosperity of the Island for which I have the honour to be Agent. The description of Coffee, with the exact delineation of all its parts, together with the History of its introduction and progress, will contribute to the first. In respect to the two last, I own myself obliged to my friend Dr. Fothergill. The importance of giving encouragement to the growth of this article for home consumption, and exportation, had often been the subject of our conversation, and I begged he would seize some opportunity to give me his sentiments in writing. He allows me to insert them in this publication. Some other Papers and Letters relative ot my design having been communicated to me by Gentlemen well versed in the subject, I think it proper, on this occasion, to lay them likewise before the Public; and hope the West India planter will find here some useful information, the Legislature convincing motives for putting his produce upon at least as favourable a footing, with respect to duties, as foreign articles used for the same purpose. I shall esteem myself very happy, if these endeavours to promote the advantage of my constituents, and of the community in general, should meet with the desired success." (Preface). Bitting notes that Linnaeus "termed Ellis 'a bright star of natural history'".

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        Geschichte der See-Reisen und Entdeckungen im Süd=Meer welche auf Befehl Sn Grossbrittannischen Majestät unternommen, und von Commodore Byron, Capitain Wallis, Capitain Carteret und Capitain Coock in Dolphin, der Swallow, und dem Endeavour nach einander ausgeiu¯hret worden sind : aus den Tagebu^chern der verschiedenen Befehlshaber und den Handschriften Joseph Banks. 7 vols.

      Berlin, Haude und Spener, 1774 - 1788. 4to. Bound in four contemporary uniform full calf bindings with four raised bands. Upper and lower compartment of spine with repair, as have the leather title-labes. Internally with several repairs, mainly marginal, throughout. Many of the folded maps remounted, reinforced and with additional repairs. All volumes with stamp to title-pages. Volume 1 with burning-hole on pp. 200-280. Light brownspotting throughout in all volumes. Vol. 1: (4), 54, 459 pp. 18 plates [out of 22].; Vol. 2: (2), 6, (4), 408 pp. + 16 plates [out of 22 plates. Lacking no. 23,27,32,36,37,38].; Vol. 3: 8, (4), 413 pp. + 9 plates.; Vol. 4: (34), 541 pp. 7 plates.; Vol. 5:(2), 467, (2) pp. + 4 plates.; Vol. 6: (6), XVI, 114, 504, (4) + pp. 18 plates.; Vol. 7: (10), 532 pp. + 9 plates. First German translation first published in English in 1773, of Cook's first great voyage in the Pacific. It is one of the most widely reproduced expedition accounts and includes the voyages of Carteret and Byron. Hawkesworth wrote the work at the request of the Admiralty "It was Lord Sandwich who advised John Hawkesworth, a writer and journalist, to write a book on the discoveries in the Pacific" (Borba de Moraes). The most important portion of the book is dedicated to Cook's first voyage, made for scientific purposes -to observe the transit of Venus and determine the distance between the sun and the earth. During the voyage, he visited several islands in the Pacific, amongst others, New Zealand and Australia. his contributions to the mapping of the region are considerable.The work is profusely illustrated with maps and plates, showing coastal profiles, city and settlement's views, encounters with the locals, maps, fauna, and local customs.Sabin 30942

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        Pianta di Roma e del Campo Marzio

      1774. "La ""Pianta di Roma e del Campo Marzio"" appartiene al culmine della carriera del Piranesi. Nata dalla necessità di offrire una pianta di riferimento che accompagnasse le oltre 100 tavole delle ""Vedute di Roma"", l'opera fu intesa come tavola finale e indice dell'opera, con con cui veniva spesso venduta e rilegata. Attraverso le tre lastre che compongono questa grande piante, l'autore ha cercato di mettere in relazione le rovine superstiti di epoca antica con la contemporanea topografia di Roma, e di offrire dei riferimenti per i momumenti elencati ai due lati della mappa. Nella parte superiore ha realizzato una mappa della città contemporanea compresa entro le Mura Aureliane, estendendola a nord, a includere il territorio tra Porta del Popolo e Ponte Milvio, e inglobando anche l'area del Campo Marzio. Quest'area è mostrata nel dettaglio in una mappa isolata, in basso a destra, che mostra le antichità più importanti evidenziate da un numero che trova corrispondenza con quelli della mappa più grande. Ai lati, un indice dettagliato dei momumenti, con i numeri corrispondenti nella pianta grande, e con i rimandi ai passaggi più rilevanti delle sue opere maggiori: le Antichità Romane, Della Magnificenza ed Archittettura dei Romani e il Campo Marzio. L'opera è dedicata a papa Clemente XIV (1769-1774). La datazione dell'opera è complessa: - nel catalogo del 1792 di Francesco Piranesi, figlio dell'autore, l'opera è assegnata al 1778, data che, sebbene molto tarda - l'autore muore infatti il 9 novembre di quell'anno - viene accettata da Focillon e Hind. Questa datazione, tuttavia, è certamente basata su un errore, poiché nell'Avvertimento nella parte superiore della mappa, l'autore fa riferimento alla ""approvazione che si è degnata mostrarne la Santità di N.ro Sig.re PAPA CLEMENTE XIV felicemente regnante"", per cui l'opera non può essere successiva al 1774. A supporto di questa datazione, è un esemplare del Catalogo delle Opere, descritto da Scott, che contiene tre voci manoscritte per tre Vedute di Roma databili al 1774, e indica che la mappa era già disponibile. Esemplare dalla contemporanea edizione romana. Acquaforte e bulino, stampata da tre matrici su tre fogli carta vergata coeva uniti insieme, con filigrana ""doppio cerchio e giglio"", in ottimo stato di conservazione. Dimensione complessiva dei tre fogli: 132.1 x 82.1 cm Dimensioni complessive delle lastre: 121.2 x 71.1 cm" "Plan of Rome and the Campus Martius, formed by three plates and usually found in association with the ""Vedute di Roma"". He may have felt the need for a reference map to accompany collections of these plates and devised this work to fill this need. Exercising his skills in presenting formidable quantities of information coherently, he sought to relate the surviving remains of antiquity to the contemporary topography of Rome and to offer an easy reference to published information about them. He therefore produced a large map of the modern city within the Aurelian Walls, together with an extension showing the territory to the north, between Porta del Popolo and Ponte Milvio and including the Campus Martius area. Thi is augmented by a smaller map isolating the principal antiquities, which were marked with numbers correspondending to those in the larger map. Around these Piranesi arranged a detailed index listing the monuments according to their assigned numbers and referring to relevant passages in his major pubblications, including the Antichità Romane, Della Magnificenza ed Archittettura dei Romani and Campo Marzio. The dating of the map is problematic, since, although it is dedicated to Clemente XIV (1769-1774), Francesco Piranesi's 1792 cataloghe assigns is to 1778 and most authorities, including Giesecke, Focillon and Hind, have accepted a late, if not posthumous date; however this date is certainly based on error, since Giambattista, in his Avvertimento at the top of the main map, refers to ""l'approvazione che si è degnata mostrarne la Santità di N.ro Sig.re PAPA CLEMENTE XIV felicemente regnante"". Supporting evidence for an earlier date comes from an impression of the Catalogo delle Opere, referred to by Scott, which contains manuscript entries for the three Vedute di Roma datable to 1774 and indicates that the map was already available. Etching, printed from the plates on three sheets of contemporary laid paper with watermark, double circle with the fleurs -de-lys. A very good early impression for the contemporary roman edition. Sheet: 132.1 x 82.1 cm (52 x 32 5/16 in.)(overall dimensions of the three sheets on which this etching is printed) Platemark: 121.2 x 71.1 cm (47 11/16 x 28 in.)(overall dimensions of the plates from which this etching is printed)." Roma Rome Hind, p. 87, [1778-9.]; Focillon 600; Ficacci 700; Wilton-Ely, II, 1008 711 1212

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        THE AMERICAN QUERIST: OR, SOME QUESTIONS PROPOSED RELATIVE TO THE PRESENT DISPUTES BETWEEN GREAT BRITAIN, AND HER AMERICAN COLONIES. By a North-American

      New York: Printed by James Rivington, 1774. [2],31pp. Modern paper covered boards, printed paper label. Moderate tanning and foxing. Very good. In a half morocco and cloth folding case, spine gilt. Styled "Tenth Edition" on the titlepage, but evidently the second according to Adams, and the first to identify Rivington as the printer. An important Tory pamphlet by this prominent Loyalist and Anglican clergyman, in the form of one hundred questions, many of which incorporate the author's views on such subjects as the North American charters granted by the crown, and the Stamp Act. Some of the early "queries" deal in vivid language with the growing unrest in the colonies: "Whether the disorder of the colonies, to speak in language taken from animal bodies, be not of the feverish kind, as it is attended with an irregular high pulse, and discovers, in some parts, a dangerous swelling and inflammation; and whether it has not been occasioned, in a great measure, by their own imprudence and intemperance?" [No. 10]. Some of the later questions, no less passionate, refer to specific occurrences: "Whether the several colonies, by having chosen delegates to represent them at the congress, have not taken the matter in dispute out of the hands of the people; and whether those, who, notwithstanding, still endeavour farther to inflame the passions of the populace, already intoxicated with a few magical sounds, are not to be considered and treated as incendiaries, scattering abroad the firebrands of faction, in order to bring on the conflagration of their country?" [No. 89]. This tract appears to have attracted a good deal of hostile attention. On the titlepage of this New York printing is a statement that "this pamphlet, on the 8th day of September last, was, in full conclave of the Sons of Liberty in New York, committed to the flames by the hands of their common executioner, as it contains some queries they cannot, and others they will not answer." The authorship of the pamphlet was for a long time uncertain (Howes lists it under Myles Cooper), but it is now presumed to be by Thomas Bradbury Chandler. Chandler was born in Connecticut and educated at Yale. "Although he had advised the repeal of the Stamp Act, he was as ardent a Loyalist as churchman, and the events of the next few years moved him to vigorous protest against the drift toward revolution. In 1775 appeared his pamphlet WHAT THINK YE OF CONGRESS NOW? which was a spirited attack upon the authority and actions of the Continental Congress. The occurrences of April 1775 were too much for his Loyalist fervor, and he departed for England the following month" - DAB. A scarce Loyalist work. AMERICAN CONTROVERSY 74-19a. AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE 106b. HOWES C753. SABIN 16586. EVANS 13221. NAIP w037274.

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        The Romance of An Hour, a comedy of two acts, as it is performed, with universal applause, at the Theatre Royal in Covent-Garden.

      - London, for Kearsley 1774. Octavo modern plain wrapper; [4,8],44pp with publisher's advert on the last page for four other Kelly plays. A rather good copy. First edition of this up to the minute Anglo-Indian farce by the literary hack, virulent anti-American independence critic and ministry mouthpiece. Kelly's biographer, Robert Bataille, was surprised that Kelly announced his authorship so early - the first production was on December 2 and this printed edition was on the street by the 17th - given that an earlier play had been disrupted by rioting Wilkites. I suggest it was hope for riotous publicity that made Kelly put his name on the title. The play got a lot of poor, a few warm reviews and not much attention despite being, as I said, filled with current fads. The only truly admirable character is the Indian servant who is made, poor thing, to sound to us more like an American Indian in an old cowboy film than any Indian. He says everything but "heap big wampum". The heroine is a charming Anglo Indian aristocrat who has two well bred Englishmen competing for her hand despite her tint and Tahiti is thrown in - the latest chart is introduced and Bataille suggests that Kelly was capitalising with his noble native servant, on Omai, then in England.

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        Istoria civile, e naturale delle pinete ravennati nella quale si tratta della loro origine, situazione, fabriche antiche, e moderne, terre moltiplici, acqua, aria, fossili, vegetabili, animali terrestri, volatili, acquatili, anfibj, insetti, vermi, &c. Opera postuma del conte Francesco Ginanni . Con le annotazioni del medesimo, carta topografica, e varie altre figure in rame di cose da essolui osservate, e fatte delineare

      - In Roma, nella stamperia di Generoso Salomoni, 1774, in-4 ottima leg. della prima metà dell'Ottocento in mezza pergamena, titolo in oro su tassello in pelle al dorso, pp. [12], 478. Con 2 carte geografiche (una ripiegata), 18 tavole di storia naturale (botanica, ornitologia, entomologia), e una illustrazione n.t., il tutto inciso in rame. Non è stata legata l'ultima carta, che era bianca (cfr. descrizione in ICCU). Una piccola mancanza marginale da tarlo restaurata alle prime 9 carte: senz'altro bell'esemplare. Prima edizione. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Die Rechenkunst in zween Theilen. Erster Theil.

      Dyck Leipzig 1774 ( Hier der erste Teil der Rechenkunst vorliegend ) 11 n.n. Blätter ( Vorrede und Inhalt ), 522 Seiten, 1 Blatt ( Druckfehler ), Pappband der Zeit, 8° ( 19,5 x 12 cm ). Inhalt u.a.: Von der Dezimal-Ordnung / Von den vier Rechnungsarten ( Addieren - Subtrahieren - Multiplizieren - Dividieren ) - Vom Rechnen mit genannten Zahlen - Von den Proportionen und Progressionen - Etwas von der Kettenregel - Von den Brüchen - Von den Dezimalbrüchen - Von der Kettenregel - Exempel der Kettenregel zur Übung - Von der Zins auf Zinsrechnung - Von den Rechnungen mit vermischten Größen. Einband stärker berieben, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen, Bindung gelockert. Titelblatt mit Besitzvermerk von alter Hand, erste Seiten gelockert, Seiten teils etwas fleckig oder stockfleckig, einige Seiten eselsohrig. - sehr selten - ( Gewicht 500 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ) Versand D: 5,00 EUR Mathematik, Rechnen, Rechenkunst, Addition, Subtraktion, Multiplikation, Dividieren, Kettenregel, Zins, Zinseszins, Zinsrechnung, Bruchrechnung

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        Letters written bythe Late Right Honourable Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield, to His Son, Philip Stanhope, Esq.

      ondon- J Dodsley 1774 - An attractive two volume first edition of the letters of Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield. First edition, second state, with Vol I, P 55, L 16 reading 'qui auroit'Collated: Complete with half titles and errata slip to the rear of volume II. Frontispiece to volume I. A pleasing copy in the original binding with wide margins. Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield, was a British statesman and man of letters. After Chesterfield's death Eugenia Stanhope, the widow of his illegitimate son, published this work which comprised the thirty year correspondence between Chesterfield and his son, Philip Stanhope. The letters containdiscourseson language, geography, history, classical literature and politics. The letters served asa handbook onbecoming a gentleman in 18th century life, and it is this work whichestablished Chesterfield's literary reputation. The circumstances around the publication of the letters caused controversy at the time. Eugenia Stanhope sold the letters for publication after the death of her husband and his father left her unprovided for. The letters, having never been intended for publication originally, were controversial for their perceived immorality and frankness, as well as the scandal surrounding their publication. They were laterreprinted several times and were incredibly popular as an insight into 18th century society. Condition: In full calf bindings with contrasting spine labels. Externally, sound with rubbing and wear to extremities. Joints cracked but still reasonably firm. Front joint a little tender to volume I. Ink signature to front free-endpaper of both volumes. Internally, firmly bound. Pages bright and generally clean. Occasional spotting in places, and offsetting from frontispiece to title and the reverse. Overall: VERY GOOD [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Théorie des sentimens agréables

      - Chez de Bure père, A Paris 1774, in-8 (10,5x17cm), xxxij, 352pp., relié. - Quinto e migliore edizione, oltre alla lode del signor Pouilly (tenente generale Presidial della città di Reims che Levesque Pouilly cercato di abbellire), dall'abate di Saulx, il testo da incidere su un fontana eretta in suo onore, il 2 discorso tenuto a Reims 6 marzo 1748 e il 17 febbraio, 1750 e descrizione di un monumento scoperto in città nel 1738. Questa edizione è illustrato con un frontespizio di due schede fine estensibile del libro, tre miniatura del titolo e un titolo banner, tutto disegnato da de Seve e incisa da J. Robert. Questa è la migliore edizione di questo testo. Legatura in piena vitello screziato, giornata gelida. Indietro con i nervi decorati. parte del titolo in marocchino rosso. Bellissimo esemplare, fresco. "Il lavoro stima" secondo Brunet, questo lavoro usa le teorie dei filosofi sui sentimenti. Nel sentimento la scienza, l'autore tenta di identificare una morale, di amore e di amicizia. Edizione interessante, in quanto permette di imparare circa l'autore. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Cinquième et meilleure édition, augmentée de l'éloge de M. de Pouilly (lieutenant général du présidial de la ville de Reims que Levesque de Pouilly s'attacha à embellir), par l'abbé de Saulx, du texte qui sera gravé sur une fontaine élévée en son honneur, des 2 discours qu'il prononça à Reims les 6 mars 1748 et 17 février 1750 et de la description d'un monument découvert dans la ville en 1738. Cette édition est illustrée d'un frontispice, de deux planches dépliantes en fin d'ouvrage, de trois vignettes de titre, et d'un bandeau de titre, le tout dessiné par De Seve et gravé par J. Robert. C'est la plus belle édition de ce texte. Reliure en plein maroquin rouge à grains longs (cuir de Russie) légèrement plus tardif. Dos lisse orné à la grotesque de deux motis différents. 2 rayures sur le plat inférieur. Zones plus sombres sur le plat supérieur. Quelques pâles rousseurs éparses. Très bel exemplaire. "Ouvrage estimé" selon Brunet, cette oeuvre reprend les théories des philosophes sur les sentiments. D'une science du sentiment, l'auteur s'attache à dégager une morale sur l'amour et l'amitié. Edition intéressante, puisqu'elle permet de nous renseigner sur l'auteur.  

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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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        Assemblée littéraire de Guillaume Vassé]. Cahos poétique.

      1774 ca 1774 - Environ 300 pièces manuscrites reliées en 1 fort volume in-4, cartonnage brun, pièce de titre en maroquin rouge recueil divers, étiquette manuscrite à l'encre du temps sur le dos Chaos poétique 1774 (reliure de l'époque). Exceptionnelles archives manuscrites du poète et chansonnier Guillaume Vassé qui tenait un salon littéraire rue du Temple au coin de celle de Vendôme à Paris, dans les dernières années du règne de Louis XV. Dans ses mémoires rédigés en prison, l'égérie girondine Madame Roland (1754, guillotinée le 8 novembre 1793) évoque le salon de Guillaume Vassé dénommé « Mr. Vâse » qu'elle visita encore jeune fille : « (Madame Lépine) proposa un jour à ma mère d'aller dans une assemblée charmante qui se tenait chez un homme d'esprit que nous avions vu quelquefois chez elle : il s'y réunissait des personnes éclairées, des femmes de goût ; on y faisait des lectures agréables ; c'est vraiment délicieux ! La proposition fut réitérée avant d'être acceptée. (?) Le mercredi était le jour des assemblées littéraires de M. Vâse ; nous nous rendons chez lui, à la barrière du Temple, avec Madame Lépine. Nous montons au troisième étage, nous parvenons dans un appartement assez vaste, meublé suivant l'ordonnance : des chaises de paille, serrées sur plusieurs rangs, attendaient les spectateurs et commençaient à être occupées ; des flambeaux de cuivre, fort sales, éclairaient avec des chandelles ce réduit dont la grotesque simplicité ne démentait point la rigueur philosophique et la pauvreté d'un bel esprit. Des femmes élégantes, de jeunes filles, quelques douairières, force petits poètes, des curieux ou des intrigants formaient la société. Le maître du logis, placé devant une table qui faisait bureau, ouvrit la séance par la lecture d'une pièce de vers de sa façon ; elle avait pour sujet un joli petit sapajou que la vieille marquise de Préville portait toujours dans son manchon, et qu'elle fit voir à toute la compagnie ; car elle était présente, et crut devoir exposer aux regards empressés de chacun, le héros de la pièce. Les bravo et les applaudissements rendirent hommage à la verve de Mr Vâse, qui, fort content de lui-même, voulait céder sa place à M. Delpêches (?) ». En 1798, Ersch consignait dans La France littéraire les renseignements collectés sur Guillaume Vassé, né à Paris le 14 Mars 1721, mort en 1779 (certaines bibliographies donnent 1777), auteur de deux opuscules, Ma Rhapsodie (ou ma Réponse) et Les Curricades, et plusieurs pièces versifiées insérées dans le Mercure de France et dans le Journal de Verdun. Sylvain Maréchal le mentionna dans son Dictionnaire des athées anciens et modernes comme « poète épicurien Français, ami de Mangenot » en citant son épitaphe « Ici gît l'égal d'Alexandre : Moi ! c'est-à-dire, un peu de cendre », copiée dans ce recueil. On peut aussi lire son nom parmi les souscripteurs de l'édition de Racine de 1768 accompagné de sa fonction de « secrétaire du marquis de Chauvelin » (mention que l'on retrouve dans le corpus sur quelques correspondances) ; Le lieutenant général Bernard Louis marquis de Chauvelin fut nommé ministre plénipotentiaire à Gênes en 1749 ; à son retour en France en 1760, il obtint une des deux charges de maître de la garde robe du roi. Il mourut subitement à Versailles le 24 novembre 1773 sous les yeux de Louis XV dont il faisait la partie de jeu (OHR, 1118). Guillaume Vassé a donc très peu publié, d'où son absence des anthologies de « petits poètes du XVIIIe siècle » dont ce recueil est un vivant témoignage. Car c'est bien un véritable « cahos poetique » comme l'indique le collage sur la garde supérieure auquel nous convie le chansonnier, où sont rassemblés pêle-mêle copies de pièces fugitives, inédites parfois anonymes qui lui furent adressées et vraisemblablement déclamées dans son salon. Toute la gamme des « petits sujets » représentatifs du XVIIIe siècle poétique est ainsi rassemblée dans ce recueil : épigrammes et pièces de circonstance mais aussi satires, chansons, correspond [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Carte de la Partie septentrionale de l Empire Otoman Contenant la Crimee, la Moldavie, la Valakie, la Bulgarie, avec la Nouvelle Russie,.

      Artist: ; issued in: Paris; date: 1774 - - technic: Copper print; colorit: colored; condition: Printed on 6 sheets joined together; size in cm : 82 x 147 - description: Map shows the northern Ottoman Empire, the black sea with its bordering countries, the peninsula Krim and Constaninople. Remondini's map is based upon Giovanni Rizzi-Zannoni's map of 1774, from Atlas Universel.Title cartouche with the Ottoman flags.

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        D. Iusti Claprothi P. P. O. Facultatis Iuridicae Assessoris Ordinarii Iurisprudentiae Heurematicae Pars Altera Materiam Contractuum Complectens. Editio Secunda.

      Gottingae, Vandenhoeck 1774 - 17.5 x 11 cm, unpag. S. Vorwort und Inhaltsangabe, S. 402 - 824, zum Teil unaufgeschnitten, Hldr - Einband auf 5 Bünden, Rückentitel, nur der 2. Band, berieben, Kanten bestossen [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Avanzi di una Sala appartenente al Castro Pretorio nella Villa Adriana in Tivoli. A. Tribunale ornato di nicchie

      Artist: ; issued in: Rome; date: 1774 - - technic: Copper print; colorit: ; condition: ; size in cm : 43 x 57 - description: Hall of the Philosophers at Hadrian's Villa, Tivoli

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

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

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        Relation des voyages entrepris par ordre de sa majesté britannique, 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

      Chez Saillant & Nyon|& chez Panckouke, 1774. - 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. - Prima di viaggio edizione Cook è apparso nello stesso formato tempo in-4. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de ce recueil de voyages, parue également dans le format in-4. Sans l'atlas. Tous les voyages contiennent des tables (longitudes...). Reliures en pleine basane marbrée de granitée d'époque et marbrée de rouge. Dos lisses ornés. Pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge. Coiffes de tête des tomes II et III élimées, coiffes de queuedes tomes I, II et II en partie élimées. Mors supérieur du tome II fendu en tête et queue. Mors supérieur du tome III fendu en tête. Mors supérieur du tome IV en partie fendu. Epidermures sur les plats. Cependant exemplaire de bon aspect. Hawkesworth a été chargé par le gouvernement britannique de reprendre les mémoires originaux de Cook, Wallis, Byron qui avaient été envoyés à l'amirauté. Le recueil contient le premier voyage de Cook, alors lieutenant sur l'Endeavour. Le premier volume rapporte le voyage de Carteret (Détroit de Magellan, île de la reine Charlotte, Nouvelle-Bretagne) et de Byron (Rio de Janeiro, Détroit de Magellan, Batavia). Le second tome contient le voyage du capitaine Wallis (Côte des Patagons, détroit de Magellan, île de Tahiti, île de Tinian, Séjour à Batavia, au Cap) et le premier voyage du capitaine Cook (Madère, Rio de Janeiro, Terre de feu, Tahiti -description, habitants, temps). Le tome III poursuit la narration du voyage de Cook, avec la description de quelques îles proche de Tahiti, Nouvelle-Zélande et circumnavigation de la Nouvelle-Zélande, description de cette île, du langage, de l'agriculture.... Le tome IV s'occupe toujours du voyage de Cook (Nouvelle-Galle, Nouvelle-Guinée, île de Savu, Batavia, Cap de Bonne-Espérance. Les voyages décrivent tous une traversée par l'ouest et par le détroit de Magellan, le passage dans l'océan pacifique, en Asie et en Océanie, puis le retour en Angleterre.  Ex libris Moutonnat.  

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        Letters written bythe Late Right Honourable Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield, to His Son, Philip Stanhope, Esq.

      ondon- J Dodsley, 1774 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. An attractive two volume first edition of the letters of Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield. First edition, second state, with Vol I, P 55, L 16 reading 'qui auroit'Collated: Complete with half titles and errata slip to the rear of volume II. Frontispiece to volume I. A pleasing copy in the original binding with wide margins. Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield, was a British statesman and man of letters. After Chesterfield's death Eugenia Stanhope, the widow of his illegitimate son, published this work which comprised the thirty year correspondence between Chesterfield and his son, Philip Stanhope. The letters containdiscourseson language, geography, history, classical literature and politics. The letters served asa handbook onbecoming a gentleman in 18th century life, and it is this work whichestablished Chesterfield's literary reputation. The circumstances around the publication of the letters caused controversy at the time. Eugenia Stanhope sold the letters for publication after the death of her husband and his father left her unprovided for. The letters, having never been intended for publication originally, were controversial for their perceived immorality and frankness, as well as the scandal surrounding their publication. They were laterreprinted several times and were incredibly popular as an insight into 18th century society. Condition: In full calf bindings with contrasting spine labels. Externally, sound with rubbing and wear to extremities. Joints cracked but still reasonably firm. Front joint a little tender to volume I. Ink signature to front free-endpaper of both volumes. Internally, firmly bound. Pages bright and generally clean. Occasional spotting in places, and offsetting from frontispiece to title and the reverse. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        Cours complet de mathématiques

      Aux dépens de Ruault, A Paris 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 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Théorie des sentimens agréables

      Chez de Bure père 1774 - - Chez de Bure père, A Paris 1774, in-8 (10,5x17cm), xxxij, 352pp., relié. - Cinquième et meilleure édition, augmentée de l'éloge de M. de Pouilly (lieutenant général du présidial de la ville de Reims que Levesque de Pouilly s'attacha à embellir), par l'abbé de Saulx, du texte qui sera gravé sur une fontaine élévée en son honneur, des 2 discours qu'il prononça à Reims les 6 mars 1748 et 17 février 1750 et de la description d'un monument découvert dans la ville en 1738. Cette édition est illustrée d'un frontispice, de deux planches dépliantes en fin d'ouvrage, de trois vignettes de titre, et d'un bandeau de titre, le tout dessiné par De Seve et gravé par J. Robert. C'est la plus belle édition de ce texte. Reliure en plein maroquin rouge à grains longs (cuir de Russie) légèrement plus tardif. Dos lisse orné à la grotesque de deux motis différents. 2 rayures sur le plat inférieur. Zones plus sombres sur le plat supérieur. Quelques pâles rousseurs éparses. Très bel exemplaire. "Ouvrage estimé" selon Brunet, cette oeuvre reprend les théories des philosophes sur les sentiments. D'une science du sentiment, l'auteur s'attache à dégager une morale sur l'amour et l'amitié. Edition intéressante, puisqu'elle permet de nous renseigner sur l'auteur. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] 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. xxxij, 352pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An History of the Earth, and Animated Nature. 1-8.

      First edition. London, printed for J. Nourse 1774. With 101 engraved plates (all) by Elias Martin and Isaac Taylor. 8 volumes in contemporary brown mottled full calf, somewhat worn and faded, gilt edges of covers, sparsely gilt spines with red labels, yellow edges. Last endpapers in vol. VIII with a handwritten list of the Taylor plates. Bookplates of Porkington Library and Owen Ormsby Esq. From the library of the Swedish book collector Bengt Bernström. From the Swedish point oif view it is of course interesting to find, that 28 of the illustrations are engraved by Elias Martin. Nissen: ZBI, 1621 (calls for 94 plates); Anker 167.

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        Reize naar Arabië en andere omliggende landen. 2 Teile.

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

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        Reisebeschreibung nach Arabien und andern umliegenden Ländern. Erster- (Zweyter) Band.

      Kopenhagen, Nicolaus Möller, 1774-78. 4to. Bound in 2 contemp. hcalf. Gilt spines. Title-and tome-labels with gilt lettering. A paperlabel pasted on upper part of spines. Slightly rubbed. Stamps on title-pages. 2 engraved titlevignettes. Halftitles. XVI,(6),505,(1);(16),479 pp. 1 large folded map, outlinecoloured "Tabula Iteneraria... Terrae Yemen... 1763." and 124 engraved maps and plates (complete). A dampstain on lower part of leaves in volume 2, increasing towards end. Printed on good paper. A few scattered brownspots. Scarce first edition, of Nieburh's great travel account of Arabia. Like his "Beschribung von Arabien", his "Reisebeschreibung von Arabien" "provided a mass of new geographical, regional, and historical information... Among is many exact maps and plans, the map of the Red Sea and of Yemen served as the most reliable information for more than 50 years.""Despite its tragic course, the expedition was a complete success with regard to its scientific and scholarly results. It was especially due to Niebuhr's efforts to preserve and continue his and his collegues' , that the Royal Danish Library was eventually equipped with a host of oriental manuscripts, maps, and drawings, as well as many botanical and zoological specimens... It was Niebuhr who edited and published Forskåll's Flora Aegyptiaco-Arabica (1775) and Descriptiones Animalium (1775), together with the drawings of bauerfeind. In 1772 he had alredy published his systematic and geographically organized beschreibung von Arabien, which was followed between 1774 and 1778 by the first two volume of his three-volume chronologically arranged Reisebeschreibung nach Arabien. (the item offered, the third volume was published many years later, 1837). Both works, written in a clear and sober language and illustrated with numerous precise drawings, maps, and plans, provided a mass of new geographical, regional, and historical information... Among is many exact maps and plans, the map of the Red Sea and of Yemen served as the most reliable information for more than 50 years."(Josef Wiesehöfer).

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        50 [Fünfzig] biblische Geschichte[n] des alten Testamentes in Kupfer geä[t]zt.

      Illustr., gest. Titel, 1 Bl. (Vorbericht), 52 ungez., einseit. bedr. Bll. mit je 1 halbseit. Kupferstich-Illustr. Stummer Halbleinenbd. des 19. Jhdts. m. marmor. Deckelbezügen und umseit. Farbschnitt. Kl. Bibl.etik. auf Rü. Titelbl. etw. angeschmutzt u. vollständig hinterlegt, einzelne Bll. im Falz zum Teil fachmänn. verstärkt, im Text durchgeh. etw. stockfl. u. z. Tl. abgegriffen. - Die Kupfer in schönen, kräftigen Abzügen. Vgl. Lonchamp, Manuel du Bibliophile suisse 2626a Rümann, 18. Jhdt. 1012 (hier 60 biblische Geschichte. Ebenda 1774). In keiner Bibliothek und uns zugänglicher Bibliographie nachweisbare Variante mit 50 (recte 52) Illustrationen. - Bilderbibel für Kinder des Schweizer Malers und Radierers Johann Rudolph Schellenberg (1740-1806) der seiner Zeit zu den bedeutendsten Illustratoren zählte und als einer der wichtigsten Schweizer Radierer des 18. Jahrhunderts gilt. Enthält 52 Illustrationen zu alttestamentlichen Geschichten, die alle mit einem kurzen Text erläutert sind. Der ungenannte Verfasser der Texte ist der Schweizer Philosoph, Schriftsteller und Theologe Johann Caspar Lavater (1741-1801), zu dessen Physiognomischen Fragmenten S. auch die Illustrationen schuf. Im Vergleich zu dem im selben Jahr erschienenen Exemplar mit 60 Abbildungen ohne die Illustrationen: Joas und Athalia, Manasses, Der zerstörte Tempel zu Jerusalem, Daniel in der Löwengrube, Nebucadnezar und drey Israeliten, Jonas und der Wallfisch, Hiob und Tobias. - 1779 erschien ein weiterer Teil zum Neuen Testament. (Vgl. Huber S. M., Für die Jugend lehrreicher. Der religionspädagogische Wandel des Bildes des Kindes in Schweizer Bilderbibeln in der zweiten Hälfte des 18. Jahrhunderts. S.363 ff.).

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        Henry the Second; or, The Fall of Rosamund: A Tragdey; as it is performed at the Theatre-Royal, Covent-Garden.

      Printed by John Bell and C. Etherington at York 1774 - FIRST EDITION, with the half-title but without the advertisements, pp. [iv], iv, 76, 8vo, contemporary half sheep, worn, upper cover detached. Marked up for the part of the Queen, with cuts, emendations to the text, and stage directions. The book is signed 3 times by Harriet Chambers, with variations: thus, 'Harriet Henrietta Chambers' Book' on the title-page; Hariet Chambers in pencil at the head of the text; and inside the front cover, where the surname seems to be written over another (?maiden) name, this dated 1795. The play was adapted from William Hawkins's play of 1749, was staged in an early version at Birmingham in 1761 and revised at the suggestion of Hull's friend the poet William Shenstone in 1774. It was Hull's most populat work. There were 4 London editions and 1 in Dublin in 1775 (ESTC T780)

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        DESENGAÑO AL PUBLICO CON PURA Y SOLIDA DOCTRINA. TRATADO DE LA OBSERVANCIA Y OBEDIENCIA, que se debe a las Leyes, Pragmáticas Sanciones y reales Decretos; y ninguna fuerza en nuestro Estado Monárquico de las costumbres

      - Madrid, Francisco Xavier García, 1774, 21,5x15,5 cm., 146 págs.+ 7 h.

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        Kupferstich - Karte, v. von Gustav Conrad Lotter n. Niebuhr bei Tob. Conrad Lotter, "Terrae Yemen maxima pars .

      - mit altem Flächenkolorit, dat. 1774, 56 x 36,5 (H) Oben links die Titelkartusche. Die seltene Karte zeigt den Yemen. Gustav Conrad Lotter ( 1746 - 1776 ) war der Sohn von Tobias Conrad Lotter

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        Sämmtliche Schriften. 10 Teile in 10 Bänden

      Johann Georg Fleischhauer Verlag 1774 Johann Georg Fleischhauer Verlag, Reuttlingen, 1774 - 1776. Zusammen ca. 2.900 S. mit 2 gefalteten Kupfertafeln, einheitliche Halbledereinbände der Zeit mit grün abgesetzten, gold geprägten Rückenschildern und rotem Schnitt - Vorzüglich erhaltene Ausgabe/Band 10: Lebensbeschreibung Gellerts von J.A. Cramer mit den Faltkupfern - Versand D: 5,90 EUR Literatur 17. - 20.Jahrhundert,Gesamtausgaben

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        FREE THOUGHTS, ON THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE CONTINENTAL CONGRESS, HELD AT PHILADELPHIA SEPT. 5, 1774...By a Farmer

      [New York: James Rivington], 1774. 24pp. Dbd. Moderate tanning. Minor dampstain along foredge. Old scribblings in upper left corner. Good. In a clamshell box. Samuel Seabury was first bishop of the Episcopal Church in America. At the outset of the American Revolution "Seabury and his colleagues began their major literary struggle to keep the colonies loyal to the Crown. His most important pamphlets were signed A.W. Farmer" (DAB). Alexander Hamilton, at age seventeen, replied to Seabury's FREE THOUGHTS... with A FULL VINDICATION OF THE MEASURES OF THE CONGRESS.... This sparked a pamphlet war between the two, which produced three more publications by Seabury and another one by Hamilton. Through the present work and other pamphlets, Seabury sought to nullify the measures enacted by the Continental Congress. "Seabury was the pre-eminent exponent of Tory thought in America" - Howes. Sabin lists only the present issue as the first edition, but Adams notes three separate American issues and calls this the third. AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE 136c. AMERICAN CONTROVERSY 74-70a (note). EVANS 13602. HOWES S253. SABIN 78574. KRESS 7052. DAB XVI, pp.528-30. FORD 1 (note).

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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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        Neues Leipziger Koch-Buch, oder gründliche Anweisung, wie ein angehender Koch oder Köchin alle vorkommende Speisen.. nach dem besten und neuesten Gout (sic !) zubereiten.. wie eine Herrschaftliche Tafel des zweyten und dritten Ranges.. serviret werden soll.. Nebst beygefügter allzeit fertig - rechnenden Köchin. 2. verb. u. verm. A.

      Kl.8. (8), 444, (28), 40 S. Mit 4 gef. Kupfern. Pappband der Zeit Weiss 4283. Alicke 3445. Die Kupfertafeln mit insgesamt 10 Gedeckvorschlägen. Es erschienen zwischen 1774 und 1817 mehrere Auflagen. - Einband fleckig, bestoßen und etwas beschabt. Etwas fleckiges Papier. S. 360/61 und die zweite Tafel am Rand angeschmutzt.

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        Rationales Recreations, in which the principles of numbers and natural philosophy are chlary and copioufly elucidated, by a series of easy, entertaining, interesting, experiments.

      - 2. Auflage. - Ganzlederband mit Rückenverzierung in Goldpressung 20,5 x 13 cm XI, 367 Seiten mit 14 auszuklappenden, handcolorierten Kupfertafeln. - 4. Band der zweiten Auflage des sehr seltenen freizeit-wissenschaftlichen Handbuches von William Hooper. Die 1. Auflage erschien 1774. Beschrieben werden Experimente in der Pneumatik, Hydrologie und Pyrotechnik sowie Kartentricks. Das Buch soll nicht nur wissenschaftliche Erklärungen gaben, sondern ist auch zugleich Anleitung für Magier und Zauberkünstler. Die Tafeln zeigen u.a. Luftpumpe, Luftgewehr, Senkwaage, Schraube des Archimedes, hydraulische Schaufel, hydraulische Tänzerin, drehende Wasser-Sonne, magische Kaskade, beleuchtete Springbrunnen, Taucherglocke, brennende Brunnen, Feuerrad, Licht-Orakel, die künstliche Hand, Orakelspiegel, mathematische Kartentricks u.v.m., in sehr schönem Kolorit. (Leder am Rücken oben und unten, auf der Rückseite und an den Ecken etwas beschädigt Titelblatt etwas fingerfleckig Name auf dem oberen Rand des 2. Titelblattes. Insgesamt guter, innen bis sehr guter Zustand. - Nur 4. Band!) - (Lager Bi 30)

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