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        D. Mariano Zerezo

      España - JUAN GÁLVEZ (1774-1846) (dibujo); FERNANDO BRAMBILA (1763-1832) (grabado) Estampa de la colección Ruinas de Zaragoza, que consta de 36 estampas, divididas en tres series de doce estampas. La primera muestra los retratos de los más distinguidos defensores de la ciudad durante la Guerra de la Independencia; la segunda, vistas generales de las ruinas; y la última, acontecimientos bélicos. Editada en Cádiz en 1812. Cortado dentro de la huella. Bastante rara. Siglo/Century: XIX Aguafuerte y aguatinta Papel verjurado Grabador/Engraver: Brambila, Fernando Dibujante/Draw Artist: Gálvez, Juan 1812 Altura papel/Paper height: 327 Anchura papel/Paper width: 217 Altura plancha/Plate height: Anchura plancha/Plate width:

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        El Exmo. Señor D. José Palafox y Melci

      España - JUAN GÁLVEZ (1774-1846) (dibujo); RAFAEL ESTEVE (1772-1847) (grabado) José Palafox (1776-1847), Duque de Zaragoza, fue Capitán General y defensor de la ciudad durante el asedio de los franceses. Algunas restauraciones. Con márgenes. Siglo/Century: XIX Buril Papel verjurado Grabador/Engraver: Esteve, Rafael Dibujante/Draw Artist: Gálvez, Juan Circa 1815 Altura papel/Paper height: 400 Anchura papel/Paper width: 280 Altura plancha/Plate height:388 Anchura plancha/Plate width: 305

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        The History of the Renowned Don Quixote de La Mancha. In Two Volumes

      J. Cooke Vol. II dated 1774, London - 2 vols.: viii, 5-390; iv, 3-398 p. 22 cm. Vol. I has frontispiece and 9 engravings, while vol. 2 has another 9 engravings. Full leather bindings, respined. Corners worn on original boards. Tape-repaired hinges. Literary clippings about the story attached to first volume's endpapers. Ink signature on title pages. An occasional tear or spot. Title continues: "Being as Accurate, Complete, and Most Entertaining Narrative of the Wonderful Atchievements of that Incomparable Hero and Knight-Errant. From his first great Pursuit after Fame Immortal, till the Close of his celebrated Career: Including, minutely, every curious Incident attending his faithul Squire and Servant, Sancho Panza. Interpersed with Ludicrous Dialogues, Rhapsodies, Madrigals, and Serenades. The Whole Replete with Infinite Humour and Drollery." Short bio of Cervantes in vol. I. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Voyage Towards the North Pole Undertaken by his Majesty's Command 1773

      London: J. Nourse, 1774. 4to, viii, 253 pp. 3 folding engraved charts, 12 folding plates, 11 folding printed tables. An early polar expedition sponsored by the Royal Society, with Phipps as its leader. Horatio Nelson was a midshipman on the voyage. They got past Spitsbergen before being stopped by the ice, and collected a great deal of scientific data. This is the first edition. Sabin 62572. Hill 1351. Scarce in the trade. Endpapers tanned as usual, otherwise a very good copy in full calf, rebacked.

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        Dell'origine e delle regole della musica, colla storia del suo progresso, decadenza e rinnovazione. - Roma, Barbiellini, 1774 (&:) Risposte al giudizio delle efemeridi letterarie di Roma... sopra l'opera... circa l'origine e le regole della musica. -

      (Roma, Bouchard & Gravier, 1774). 2 opere in 1 vol. In-4 (24,9 x 18,3 cm.). Piena pelle coeva; solida legatura (cerniere e capitelli restauri, angoli un po' usati). Ritratto di Maria Antonietta Valburga di Baviera, a cui l'opera è dedicata, 10 testatine con scene di musica, alcuni capilettera figurati, 22 tavole ripiegate con musica incisa, e una tabella ripiegata. (12), 466 (recte 470) pp.; (2), 42 pp.; antico nome a penna sul frontespizio, carta qua e la un po' ossidata, lievi aloni d'umidità sulle tavole, e senza la carta bianca C8 nella seconda opera. Prime edizioni di queste due considerevoli opere del gesuita spagnolo, stabilitosi a Roma dopo l'espulsione dell'ordine dalla Spagna. Lasciò molti di scritti e pubblicazioni importanti; "soprattutto ragguardevoli sono le sue opere su argomenti musicali delle quali la più nota è Dell'origine e delle regole della musica. Le idee sostenute in questo libro suscitarono opposizioni da parte del padre G.B. Martini...", a cui Eximeno rispose con "un'altra opera fondamentale intitolata Risposte al giudizio delle efemeridi letterarie di Roma." Wolffheim I, 618. Eitner II, 364. Fétis III, 166-167. Olschki, Choix, 10926: "Volume rare et recherché". First editions of two remarkable works on music by the Spanish Jesuit. With an engr. portrait, 10 head pieces, some decorative initials, 22 folding plates with engr. music, and a folding table. Old name on title, light toning, mild damp stains on plates, and without the blank C8 in the second work, generally however, a good copy in contemp. calf, joints and spine extremities neatly repaired, corners worn.

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        Anfangsgründe der Metallurgie, darinnen die Operationen so wohl im kleinen als grossen Feuer ausführlich beschrieben und mit deutlichen Gründen und Erläuterungen... in dreyen Theilen verfasset. Teile I bis III/1 (alles erschienene) in 2 Bänden.

      Blankenburg/Quedlinburg: Reußner, 1774 - 1777. hardcover. Gut. Mit 3 gestochenen Titelvignetten und 41 Kupfern auf 32 Falttafeln. Gr.-4to. Leinenbände des 20. Jahrhunderts mit Rückengoldprägung, 312 S., 19 Bll., 19 Kupfer; VIII, 212 S., 9 Bll., 2 Kupf., 1 Bl., 156 S., 1 Bl., 20 Kupfer. ADB 4, 549 f. Ferchl 107. Krieg, MNE I, 159. Poggendorff I, 494 (nennt falsche Erscheinungsjahre). Reichardt I, 27. Der Teil III/2 mit zwei weiteren Tafeln war angekündigt, erschien aber nach Cramers Tod nicht mehr. Erweiterte und verbesserte deutsche Ausgabe seiner "Probierkunst", wesentlich umfangreicher illustriert. Der unvollendete dritte Teil beschreibt hüttentechnische Verfahren. Cramer (1710-1777), der zunächst Medizin studierte, war offenbar ein autodidaktischer Einzelgänger, der sich zu einem der besten Metallurgen seiner Zeit entwickelte. Er gehörte zu den Forschern, die sich von der Alchemie lösten und sich ausschließlich auf "genaue Beobachtungen und gründliche Versuche" (ADB) stützten. - Die soliden Bibliothekseinbände nur geringfügig berieben bzw. fingerfleckig. Institutsname jeweils blindgeprägt auf den Vorderdeckeln, auf der Innenseite ein Exlibris. Breitrandige Exemplare, innen nur stellenweise etwas braunfleckig bzw. leicht wasserrandig. Die Tafeln mit unauffälligem Lochstempel des Instituts.

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        Dei delitti e delle pene. Edizione rivista, corretta e disposta secondo l'ordine della traduzione francese approvato dall'autore coll'aggiunta del commentario alla detta opera di M. de Voltaire tradotto da celebre autore

      presso la Società dei Filosofi, 1774. Cm. 18, pp. (4) xv (1), 167 (1). Magnifica antiporta figurata (boia con teste tagliate e strumenti di tortura davanti all'allegoria della Giustizia che li respinge) e frontespizio con bella vignetta, finemente incisi in rame. Legatura coeva in cartonato alla rustica con nervi passanti. Tracce di polvere alla legatura, trascurabile strappetto al margine alto di alcune carte inizali, sporadiche e lievi fioriture, peraltro esemplare in barbe e ben conservato. Questa edizione del capolavoro di Cesare Beccaria fu verosimilmente impressa o a Livorno o a Venezia (e poi ristampata in versione manipolata nel 1790). Segue il celebre commento di Voltaire diviso in 23 capitoli. Cfr. Iccu; Parenti, Dizionario, p. 120; Firpo, nr. 16..

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        Oeuvres complettes (Oeuvres complètes) de M. Helvétius. Tome 1 et 2 : De l'Esprit. Tome 3 et 4 : De l'Homme, de ses Facultés intellectuelles, et de son Education. Ouvrage posthume de M. Helvétius.

      - Liège, Bassompierre, 1774. 4 volumes in-8, portrait-(4)-VIII-634, (4)-201-(1), XVI-495-(1) et (4)-615-(1) pp., reliure de l'époque plein veau marbré, dos ornés, tranches mouchetées (dos un peu frottés). Orné d'un joli portrait en frontispice. * Voir photographies / See pictures. *** Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. *** Langue : Français

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        The History & Antiquities of the County of Dorset (five Volumes)

      Bower & Nicholls, London 1774 - This is a considerable rarity and a primary source on the County of Dorset. The standard reference for these volumes is to be found on Pages 2 - 3 of Charles Herbert Mayo's 1885 "Bibliotheca Dorsetiensis". There is also a Catalogue Listing in Sotheby's Sale of 11th June 1979 (Lot 85. 4 volumes. "Books from Library of the Marquises of Bath, Longleat"). Now, the intriguing thing is we have five matching volumes (see central image attached). More of that later. We deal first with Volumes 1 - 4. inclusive. Our copies are all first editions, dated on their Title Pages respectively. Vol. 1. 1774., Vol. 2: 1774., Vol. 3: 1813., Vol. 4: 1815. In February 1808, a fire at the printers consumed the whole of the Third Volume and all unsold copies of Volumes 1 & 2. So, because Volumes 3 & 4 eventually appeared so much later than Volumes 1 & 2, the publisher has printed on their Title Page "The Second Edition, Corrected, Augmented & Improved". But, this is the first appearance of these two volumes, so in fact they are also true First Editions, printed de novo. Now we come to our Fifth Volume. This is titled: "Appendix to the History and Antiquities of the County of Dorset". John Hutchins. M.A. "Containing Additions & Corrections & General Indexes to the Whole Work". London. Nichols Son & Bentley. 1815. The pagination continues from Volume 4 (pages 321 to 504). We can find no listing of his as a separate volume. The five folio volumes are uniformly bound in their original three-quarter red leather marbled boards, 25 x 38 cms, and each with the armorial bookplate of James Dearden, Rochdale Manor "Dum Spiro Spero" (While I breath, I hope). Mayo states that only 112 copies of the First Edition Vols. 1 & 2 were sold. All other copies being destroyed by the fire at the publishers on 8th February 1808. So, rare. Of our Volume 5, we can find no trace in any public holding. As the pagination is consecutive with Volume 4, we believe that in our example the publisher (or binder) was unable to manage a total of 505 pages plus 32 pages of plates within one binding, and so separated them, as we have here. Note our Vol. 5 has its own Title Page! Both Volumes 4 & 5 bear the identical first appearance publication date of 1815. Page 504 of Vol. 5 is of interest. It contains a list of "Additional Subscribers" (14 off). If this is the Vol. 5 print run, then exceptionally rare. Also bound in Vol. 5 are the "Directions to the Binder". These are for Volumes 1 to 4, only. Note that our Volume 5 has its own Title Page. Our Volume 4 lists 103 original subscribers. These are headed by the Number 1 Subscriber "The Most Noble Thomas Thynne. Marquess of Bath. F.S.A.". With the five volumes of Hitchins comes an 180 page manuscript volume titled: "Extracts from the Western Flying Post, or Sherborne and Yeovil Mercury. 1st January 1739 to December 1826". Here we find, on pages 10 and 11, under the date "Western Flying Post 10th May 1774", and written in copperlate red and black ink."On Wednesday the 18th of May, the late Rev. M. Hutchins' History of the County of Dorset will be delivered to the subscribers by Messrs Bowyer and Nicholls, Printers in Fleet Street London: and Mr Gould bookseller in Dorchester on producing the first receipt, and paying one guinea the second subscription for a copy in sheets, according to the printed proposals: and four shillings extraordinary, if done up". Here we have a contemporary record of the first appearance of Hutchins' Volume 1, First Edition, and the First Sheets. This manuscript volume is included with any purchase of the five Hutchin's volumes. Further jpg images with pleasure. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        L'Art du Manege pris dans ses vrais principes, suivi d'une Nouvelle Methode pour l'Embrochure des Chevaux

      Desprez, Paris 1774 - 3rd Edition. Original boards. Some rubbing and staining evident, remnants of gilt decoration to spine. Binding strong. Includes number of pull-out illustrated tables of which numbers 3 & 5 appear to be missing.Text block clean and clear except for a few light pencil marks to some pages. A small piece of page also missing from 1st page of introduction but does not damage text. Endpapers slightly yellowed. No Dustjacket. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Powder horn used by Minuteman Oliver Buttrick at the Battle of Concord, April 19, 1775

      AN ICONIC RELIC OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION. Minuteman Oliver Buttrick carried this historic powder horn at the Battle of Concord, the first battle of the American Revolutionary War. The British government in Boston learned early in April 1775 that rebel colonists had hidden arms and gunpowder in Concord. On the morning of April 19 an expedition of 700 British army regulars marched from Boston to Concord to seize and destroy these arms. Paul Revere and other riders spread the alarm among local militias. When the British reached Lexington, the minuteman militia, not yet assembled in force, fell back. The British regulars then moved on to Concord, where a large contingent of minutemen was assembled. A formidable force held the North Bridge in Concord defying the outnumbered British. The confrontation erupted into gunfire which became known as "the shot heard round the world." Oliver Buttrick, age eighteen, was one of seven in the Buttrick family to join with other minutemen in this historic conflict. Oliver's uncle, Major John Buttrick led the advance at the Old North Bridge that day. Oliver was in David Brown's Company and served alongside his brother William, who was killed three weeks later at Bunker Hill. Fellow minutemen that day included Abiel Buttrick, Daniel Buttrick, Tilly Buttrick, Willard Buttrick and John Buttrick, Jr., a 14-year old fifer. See George Tolman, The Concord Minute Men (1901). The October 1774 date on this evocative powder horn is highly significant. Unrest in the colonies dating to the 1760s had increased with British occupation and seizure of political power, and by 1774 rebellion was at a fever pitch. In October military governor Thomas Gage dissolved the Massachusetts Provincial Congress. Led by John Hancock, the now extralegal body nonetheless met, assuming control of the province outside of Boston, collecting taxes, raising a militia, and authorizing the procurement of arms. That very month 17-year-old Oliver Buttrick marked his ownership of this powder horn, which was to be used to defend his countrymen the following April. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to acquire in iconic object from the birth of our nation. This powder horn is among the few existing objects that can be directly associated with the first battle for American independence. This is believed to be the only colonial horn used at this historic confrontation to ever be offered for sale. We are aware of no other object used by a minuteman at the Battle of Concord being sold at auction in many years. Manuscript on vellum ownership label "Oliver Buttrick, OCTR. AD 1774" under glass lens (inked vellum under a glass lens is a rare form of decoration seen on only a few other 18th-century powder horns). Very good original condition with original surface, minor cracking and chipping near lip. Two well patinated chips to wood bezel; vertical cracked to glass cover lens. Original wire loops are still present with smooth iron patina. Inquire for more details.

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        Sphaera armillaris. Instrumentum artificiale Orrery ab inventore appellatum.

      Augsburg, Tobias Conrad Lotter, 1774. - Large Folio. Coloured copper engraving.

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        Orphee et Euridice Tragédie Opera en trois Actes. Dédiée A La Reine... Representée pour la premiere fois par l'Academie Royale de Musique, le Mardi, 2 Aoust, 1774. Les Parolles sont de Mr. Moline. Gravée par Madame Lobry Prix [48]. [Full score]

      Paris: Lemarchand, 1774. First Edition, variant issue. Hopkinson 41A(f). Wotquenne 41. Lesure p. 240. RISM G2852 (not distinguishing among issues). "The classical orientation of Calzabigi, evident in Orfeo ed Euridice from the moment the curtain rose on the almost archaeologically recreated ancient funerary ritual (e.g. the threefold calling of the name of the deceased), coloured the entirety of his collaboration with Gluck. Despite the ambiguous attributions of the prefaces signed by the composer, it is clear that Gluck largely shared his librettist's classical enthusiasms... It is revealing that Gluck sought out subject matter from Greek tragedy, independently of Calzabigi, after the latter's departure from Vienna - most probably with his inner conviction mixing with a desire to exploit the goût grec then prevailing in France... Calzabigi's poetry was almost completely devoid of metaphors and similes, and placed a mere three characters in a fluid context of dances and choruses (or both simultaneously). The action was reduced to essentials: a demonstration of the persuasive powers of music, and a cautionary tale on the dangers of curiosity, with Orpheus bewailing the loss of his wife already as the curtain rose. Gluck's approach as composer was no less radical, particularly in his near-complete elimination of coloratura and of opening ritornellos in the solo numbers. Above all, the opera was remarkable in its emphasis on continuity, which was achieved chiefly through the enchaining of harmonically open-ended sections of music and through the complete avoidance of recitativo semplice in favour of orchestrally accompanied recitatives (so as to avoid sharp contrasts of texture with the set pieces). This continuity and the nearly syllabic vocal writing were calculated to prevent applause, and thus also to promote the audience's absorption in the spectacle." Bruce Alan Brown and Julian Rushton in Grove Music Online.. Folio. 19th century quarter dark brown leather-backed marbled boards, spine in decorative compartments gilt, titling gilt. 1f. (recto title, verso publisher's catalogue), 1f. (recto dedication, verso argument), 217 pp. With an inscription signed by the Canadian conductor Wilfrid Pelletier (1896-1982) to Italian conductor Tullio Serafin (1878-1968) dated New York 1928 to front flyleaf. With bass figurings added in manuscript to pp. 10-12, Act I, scene 1; final page of music signed by the publisher Lemarchand. Binding worn; edges rubbed; spine split at joints and hinges; chipped at head and tail. Slightly worn and browned; title soiled, with outer edge reinforced with paper tape; some minor staining; several repairs to inner margins; occasional small holes.

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        1. Retaliation; A Poem ...; 2. The Traveller, A Poem; 3. The Deserted Village, A Poem; 4. The Hermit of Warkworth, A Northumberland Ballad, in Three Fits or Cantos; 5. The Dying Negro, A Poem (5 items in total)

      London: G. Kearsley; T. Carnan and F. Newbery; W. Griffin; S. Leacroft; W. Flexney, J. Wilkie and J. Robson. Full-Leather. Very Good. 1774-1777. 40 p.; viii, 31 p.; vii, 23 p.; 51 p.; x, 24 p. Engraved vignette on each title page. Leather binding with raised bands, gold impressing on spine, and green and gold spine label. Small stain on front cover near edge. Minor staining and foxing. Most of the work in this book is by Dr. Oliver Goldsmith. The first volume contains his biography, many poems and essays. The second volume is "The Traveller" and the third contains what is perhaps Goldsmith's best-known poem, "The Deserted Village". The result is a good introduction to the work of this Anglo-Irish writer, poet and physician. Many readers may be less familiar with Percy and Day. Once chaplain to George III, Percy is most famous for his "Reliques of Ancient English Poetry" (1765), the first of the great ballad collections, responsible for a revival of ballads in English poetry. Day, an abolitionist, uses "The Dying Negro" to tell the horrifying story of a runaway slave. The poem was a bestseller and one of the first pieces of literature in the campaign to abolish the slave trade in Britain.

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        Memorie della Chiesa monzese raccolte e con varie Dissertazioni illustrate...

      Galeazzi, 1774. Quattro volumi di cm. 26, pp. 300 ca. complessive. Con grandi vignette incise ai frontespizi e 10 tavole f.t. incise in rame (anche ripiegate). Brossura originale in cartoncino marmorizzato. Entro custodia recente in cart. rigido. Alcuni tarletti (perlopiù marginali) ed una tavola divisa in due parti, mancanze ai dorsi, peraltro esemplare genuino e marginoso. Edizione originale di questa celebre ed importante opera divisa in quattro dissertazioni riguardanti la storia di Monza.

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        A Voyage Towards the North Pole Undertaken by his Majesty’s Command 1773.

      London: J. Nourse, 1774. 4to, viii, 253 pp. 3 folding engraved charts, 12 folding plates, 11 folding printed tables. An early polar expedition sponsored by the Royal Society, with Phipps as its leader. Horatio Nelson was a midshipman on the voyage. They got past Spitsbergen before being stopped by the ice, and collected a great deal of scientific data. This is the first edition. Sabin 62572. Hill 1351. Scarce in the trade. Endpapers tanned as usual, otherwise a very good copy in full calf, rebacked.

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        Atlas Tyrolensis" Tyrolis sub felice regimine Mariae Theresiae chorographice delineata

      Wien, J. E. Mansfeld, 1774, mezza pelle coeva di cm. 59 x 45; le ventuno (20 + frontespizio che è anch'esso una tavola geografica incisa) tavole incise in rame sono di cm. 75 x 53. Frontespizio stesse misure, pure inciso in rame. Ultima tavola con difetti, completa, con un paio di antichi rinforzi al retro bianco. Rara e ricercatissima carta geografica. Definita "la prima carta topografica unitariamente concepita di un territorio europeo", le è riconosciuto il merito di aver "riunito in una sola opera le caratteristiche delle vecchie e delle nuove carte geografiche: delle prime ha la bellezza grafica e decorativa, delle seconde la notevole precisione dei rilevamenti" (cfr. Gino Tomasi, Il territorio Trentino-Tirolese, p. 91-96: p. 93).

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        Continental Congress Address to the Inhabitants of the Colonies Urging Unity Against British Tyranny, and their Separate Address to the Inhabitants of Quebec

      Philadelphia, PA 1774 - Newspaper. Address by the Continental Congress "To the Inhabitants of the Colonies of New-Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay, Rhode-Island, and Providence Plantations, Connecticut, New-York, New-Jersey, Pennsylvania, the Counties of New-Castle, Kent, and Sussex, on Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina," October 21, 1774. Printed in the Pennsylvania Gazette (Philadelphia), November 9, 1774 (No. 2394). Copy sent to Thomas and John Fleet, Boston printers. 4 pp., with Postcript, 2 pp. 10 x 16 1/4 in. "Friends and Countrymen:. we find ourselves reduced to the disagreeable alternative, of being silent and betraying the innocent, or of speaking out and censuring those we wish to revere. In making our choice of these distressing difficulties, we prefer the course dictated by honesty, and a regard for the welfare of our country. it is clear beyond a doubt, that a resolution is formed, and now is carrying into execution, to extinguish the freedom of these colonies, by subjecting them to a despotic government."In addition to the Continental Congress' address to the inhabitants of the colonies, urging unity in the face of British oppression, this paper and supplement contain resolutions of the Massachusetts provincial assembly of October 26, 28 and 29, calling on the militia to be prepared and approving non-importation and non-consumption agreements (p2); a proclamation from Governor John Penn regarding Pennsylvania's disputed border with Maryland (p3); Congresses' October 26 Address "to the Inhabitants of the Province of Quebec" (p5-6); and several notices and advertisements, including rewards for several Irish, Dutch, and English servants who had run away (p4 & 6) and an advertisement for Poor Richard's Almanack. Excerpts: (note: the entire address is displayable, printed on p.1 and postscript p.1)"Friends and Countrymen: We, the Delegates appointed by the good people of these Colonies, to meet at Philadelphia.assembled and taken into our most serious consideration the important matters recommended to the Congress. In every case of opposition by a People to their Rulers, or of one state to another, duty to Almighty God, the creator of all, requires that a true and impartial judgment be formed.that neither affection on the one hand, nor resentment on the other, being permitted to give a wrong bias to reason, it may be enabled to take a dispassionate view of all circumstances, and to settle the publick conduct on the solid foundations of Wisdom and Justice. we have diligently, deliberately and calmly enquired into and considered those exertions, both of the legislative and executive power of Great-Britain, which have excited so much uneasiness in America, and have with equal fidelity and attention considered the conduct of the Colonies. Upon the whole, we find ourselves reduced to the disagreeable alternative, of being silent and betraying the innocent, or of speaking out and censuring those we wish to revere. In making our choice of these distressing difficulties, we prefer the course dictated by honesty, and a regard for the welfare of our country. Soon after the conclusion of the late war, there commenced a memorable change in the treatment of these Colonies. another, well known by the name of the Stamp Act, and passed in the fifth year of this Reign, engrossed their whole attention. In the next year the Stamp Act was repealed; not because it was founded in an erroneous principle, but as the Repealing Act recites, because "the continuance thereof would be attended with many inconveniences, and might be productive of consequences greatly detrimental to the commercial interest of Great Britain. In the same year, and by a subsequent Act, it was declared, 'that his Majesty, in Parliament, of right, had power to bind the people of these Colonies by Statutes in all cases whatsoever.' The immediate tendency of these Statutes is to subvert the right of having a . (See website for full description)

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        A SUMMARY VIEW OF THE RIGHTS OF BRITISH AMERICA. SET FORTH IN SOME RESOLUTIONS INTENDED FOR THE INSPECTION OF THE PRESENT DELEGATES OF THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA, NOW IN CONVENTION. By a Native, and Member of the House of Burgesses

      Williamsburg, Printed by Clementina Rind. London: Re-Printed for G. Kearsly, 1774. xvi,[5]-44pp. Modern half calf and marbled boards, spine gilt. Contemporary ownership inscription Light dust soiling to titlepage, light tanning throughout. Very good plus. Thomas Jefferson's first book, a central document of the Revolution. This is the second of two textually identical British editions that appeared in 1774, the same year as the Williamsburg first and a Philadelphia edition printed by John Dunlap. "This is Jefferson's first separately printed book and, according to Randolph Adams is one of the four fundamental works relating to the Revolution....The SUMMARY VIEW should be required reading for those who today are inclined to minimize and excuse the conduct of the British towards our ancestors" - Streeter. Jefferson submitted this petition to the Virginia convention, with the intent that it be sent to King George. Because of its strong tone it was never sent, but printed copies circulated in America, and this London edition appeared as well. It was an extraordinary debut, and its success was probably responsible for Jefferson's election to the Second Continental Congress and his role in drafting the Declaration of Independence. This edition contains an added address "To the King," attributed to Arthur Lee. This copy bears a significant provenance, having belonged to Sir Richard Grenville, Second Earl Temple (1711-79), with his ownership inscription on the titlepage. He was the older brother of George Grenville, who as Prime Minister of Great Britain led the institution of the Sugar and Stamp Acts, the initial provocations to American colonists after the French and Indian War that would eventually lead to the Revolution. Richard Grenville himself was an important cabinet minister and briefly First Lord of the Admiralty during the administrations of William Pitt (who was his brother-in-law) in the 1750s and early 1760s. Such was his loyalty that he resigned in protest from the cabinet with Pitt in 1761. The first edition of A SUMMARY VIEW was printed in a small edition at Williamsburg, also in 1774, and according to Streeter not more than five copies are known of that rarity (the last copy at auction, in 1991, realized $231,000). Any of the other 1774 editions are also rare on the market. HOWES J79. AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE 119d. AMERICAN CONTROVERSY 74-37c. STREETER SALE 754 (another ed). SABIN 35918. REESE, REVOLUTIONARY HUNDRED 19 (ref).

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        Orphée et Euridice. Tragédie. Opera en trois actes. Opéra en trois actes. Dédiée à la Reine. Par Monsieur le chevalier Gluck. Représentée pour la première fois par l`Académie Royale de Musique, le mardi, 2 aoust, 1774. Les parolles sont de Mr. Moline. Gravée par Madame Lobry. 1er acte gravé par le Sr. Huguet.

      Paris, (Lemarchand 1774). - 3 Bll. (Titel, Widmung, Widmungsgedicht), 217 S. Noten und 1 Bl. "Catalogue des Ouvrages" (alles gestochen). Lederband d. Zt. 34 x 26,5 cm. Erste französische Ausgabe. - Hirsch II, 285; Eitner IV, 286; RISM G 2852; Wotquenne 212; Clement 820; Schnapper 386; Hopkinson 41A; Sonneck 57; Towers 473. - Umgearbeitete Fassung des erstmals 1762 in Wien aufgeführten Werkes, mit dem Gluck und sein Librettist, Ranieri de` Calzabigi, den Versuch unternahmen, die italienische Oper zu reformieren. Die vorliegende Fassung, die länger ist als die ursprüngliche, passt das Werk an die Konventionen der französischen Oper an: "Umänderung der Titelrolle für Tenor, Ausweitung der Ballettszenen, Straffung des Rezitativs, Bereicherung der Instrumentation, Erweiterung der Nebenrollen; die stellenweise spürbare Wandlung des Operngeistes ergab sich dabei gleichsam als Nebenprodukt" (MGG V, 369). Das Libretto erstellte Pierre Louis Moline nach Calzabigi. - Über die Verlegerangabe Lemarchand ist ein Etikett montiert: "A Paris, chez Bonjour, professeur, éditeur, et marchand de musique, rue St Honorée près celle du Roule n°273. il loue, vend, et achète tout espèces d`instruments, tient aussi des cordes de Naples et d`Allemagne, pour piano. harpe, violon, base, et généralement tout ce qui concerne la lutherie et la musique." - Einband bestoßen und etwas fleckig, Fehlstelle am oberen Rückenende. Decken etwas beschabt, Gelenke berieben. Innen recht sauberes Exemplar; am oberen weißen Rand mit unauffälligem kl. Nadelstich, 2 Bll, seitlich verkürzt. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Historie van den Amsterdamschen schouwburg.With: (2) Historie van den nieuwen Amsterdamschen schouwburg.Amsterdam, Gerrit Warnars and Petrus den Hengst, 1772-1775. 2 works in 1 volume. 4to. With an engraved frontispiece, a small engraved illustration by Noach van der Meer II on both title-pages, 4 folding engraved plates of the old theatre; 5 folding engraved plates of the new theatre, all engraved by the publishers after designs by Van der Meer and 1 by Simon Fokke. Contemporary marbled calf, gold-tooled spine.

      - Van Aken III, p. 65 & 70; Muller, Historieplaten 4253a & 4283a; cf. Sluijter-Seijffert, "De Amsterdamse schouwburg van 1774", in: Oud Holland XC, 1 (1976), pp. 21-64. Large-paper copies of the first editions of two works on the schouwburg (theatre) of Amsterdam, the first on the old theatre, which burned down in 1772, and the second on the new theatre, which was built on the Leidseplein and finished in 1775. The large engraved plates show the exterior of the new theatre, together with the surrounding buildings and with people on the foreground, and the interior of both the theatres (the balconies and stages). Two plates depict the old theatre going up in flames and another plate shows the ruins. The text gives a history of both the theatres, including a description of the building process, the restorations and renovations, the staff, the stage equipment (lightning, decor, hoist tools, costumes, etc.), and also including a vivid description of the fire. The first work is often ascribed to Jan Fokke, but both works are also frequently ascribed to Myndert de Boer, who wrote the long poems in both works.With bookplates. Binding rubbed along the extremities, slightly worn at the head and foot of the spine. The plate of the external fire with a large tear, some occasional spots and stains, but otherwise in very good condition.

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        Orphee et Euridice Tragédie Opera en trois Actes. Dédiée A La Reine... Representée pour la premiere fois par l'Academie Royale de Musique, le Mardi, 2 Aoust, 1774. Les Parolles sont de Mr. Moline. Gravée par Madame Lobry Prix [48]. [Full score]

      Paris: Lemarchand, 1774. First Edition, variant issue. Hopkinson 41A(f). Wotquenne 41. Lesure p. 240. RISM G2852 (not distinguishing among issues). "The classical orientation of Calzabigi, evident in Orfeo ed Euridice from the moment the curtain rose on the almost archaeologically recreated ancient funerary ritual (e.g. the threefold calling of the name of the deceased), coloured the entirety of his collaboration with Gluck. Despite the ambiguous attributions of the prefaces signed by the composer, it is clear that Gluck largely shared his librettist's classical enthusiasms... It is revealing that Gluck sought out subject matter from Greek tragedy, independently of Calzabigi, after the latter's departure from Vienna - most probably with his inner conviction mixing with a desire to exploit the goût grec then prevailing in France... Calzabigi's poetry was almost completely devoid of metaphors and similes, and placed a mere three characters in a fluid context of dances and choruses (or both simultaneously). The action was reduced to essentials: a demonstration of the persuasive powers of music, and a cautionary tale on the dangers of curiosity, with Orpheus bewailing the loss of his wife already as the curtain rose. Gluck's approach as composer was no less radical, particularly in his near-complete elimination of coloratura and of opening ritornellos in the solo numbers. Above all, the opera was remarkable in its emphasis on continuity, which was achieved chiefly through the enchaining of harmonically open-ended sections of music and through the complete avoidance of recitativo semplice in favour of orchestrally accompanied recitatives (so as to avoid sharp contrasts of texture with the set pieces). This continuity and the nearly syllabic vocal writing were calculated to prevent applause, and thus also to promote the audience's absorption in the spectacle." Bruce Alan Brown and Julian Rushton in Grove Music Online.. Folio. 19th century quarter dark brown leather-backed marbled boards, spine in decorative compartments gilt, titling gilt. 1f. (recto title, verso publisher's catalogue), 1f. (recto dedication, verso argument), 217 pp. With an inscription signed by the Canadian conductor Wilfrid Pelletier (1896-1982) to Italian conductor Tullio Serafin (1878-1968) dated New York 1928 to front flyleaf. With bass figurings added in manuscript to pp. 10-12, Act I, scene 1; final page of music signed by the publisher Lemarchand. Binding worn; edges rubbed; spine split at joints and hinges; chipped at head and tail. Slightly worn and browned; title soiled, with outer edge reinforced with paper tape; some minor staining; several repairs to inner margins; occasional small holes.

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        Sur les origines Russes. Extraits de manuscrits orientaux adressés à Mgr. le Comte N. de Romanzoff, chancelier de l'Empire de Russie, dans une suite de lettres depuis l'an 1816 jusqu'à l'an 1825.St. Petersburg, Imprimerie de l'Académie impériale des Sciences, 1827. 4to. With engraved title-page with coat-of-arms (dated 1825) and passages in Arabic type. Contemporary green half roan, gold-tooled spine.

      Brunet III, p. 33. Second edition of a collection of Arabic, Persian and Turkish texts mentioning Russia and/or its inhabitants, compiled by the prominent Austrian orientalist Joseph von Hammer-Purgstall (1774-1856). The texts, transcribed from oriental manuscripts and here translated into French, derive from various sources: Al-Idrisi, Al-Mutanabbi, Abu'l-Fida, Ibn Khaldun, Haji Khalifa and others, as well as the Quran.Von Hammer-Purgstall was one the most prominent orientalists of the early 19th-century. In 1799 he was offered a position at the Austrian Embassy in Istanbul, staying there till 1807. His best known work is his Geschichte des osmanischen Reiches (1827-1835), which is considered the first genuine study of the Ottoman Empire based on the principles of critical scholarship. With a few minor spots and some marginal water stains. Binding only slightly rubbed along the extremities. Overall a very good copy, with wide margins.

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        Evangelium Sanctum Domini nostri Jesu Christi conscriptum a quatuor evangelistis sanctis, id est Matthaeo, Marco, Luca et Johanne.

      (Florence & Rome, Typographeum Linguarum / Typographia Medicea, 1591-1774). - Folio (242 x 346 mm). (8), 9-462, (2) pp. With 149 text woodcuts by L. N. Parassole after Antonio Tempesta. Half vellum binding (c. 1900) with marbled boards. Re-issue, with new preliminary matter only, of the first Gospel printing in the interlinear Arabic and Latin version: the first work ever produced by the Typographia Medicea, founded by Pope Gregory XIII for spreading the word of Christ in the Orient and supervised by the oriental scholar G. B. Raimondi. The Arabic text is printed in Robert Granjon's famous large fount, generally considered the first satisfactory Arabic printing type. An Arabic-only version was produced at the same time. - Binding somewhat bumped; hinges beginning to split; interior variously browned in places. Removed from the library of the St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Philadelphia with their stamps and ms. dedication by the Roman Congregatio de Propaganda on front pastedown. Darlow/Moule 1637 & 1643. Mortimer 64 (note). Streit XVI, p. 866, no. 5138. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Relation des voyages entrepris par ordre de sa majesté britaqnnique, actuellement regnante, pour faire des découvertes dans l'hémisphère méridional, et successivement exécutés par le commodore Byron, le capitaine Carteret, le capitaine Wallis & le capitaine Cook, dans les vaisseaux le Dauphin, le Swallow & l'Endeavour: réeigée d'après les journaux tenus par les différens commandans & les papiers de M. Banks. Traduit de l'anglais.

      Paris, Saillant et Nyon, Panckoucke. 1774 - Vol. 2 (von 4). 25,3x20 cm. 3 Bl., 536 S. Mit 16 (10 gefalt.) gestoch. Tafeln. Lederband der Zeit mit Rückenschild und Rückenvergoldung. Der zweite Band beschreibt die Reise von Samuel Wallis und James Cooks erste Reise auf der Endeavour. - 1) Voyage du capitaine Samuel Wallis: La Côte des Patagons - Passage du Détroit de Magellan à Otahiti - Séjour à Batavia - Séjour au Cap de Bonne-Espérance. - 2) Voyage du capitaine James Cook: Passage de Plymouth à l'isle Madère - Passage à Rio-Janéiro. - Terre de Feu - Passage du Cap Horn - Otahiti - (Einband berieben. Rücken im Gelenk etwas eingerissen. Name auf Vortitelblatt. Seitenränder etwas gebräunt, stellenweise leicht fleckig). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Antique Map-INDIA-CEYLON-THAILAND-TIBET-Van Jagen-Bowen/Bachiene-1774

      - Antique map, titled: 'Nieuwe en Naukeurige Kaart van het Ryk des Grooten Mogols en der Indien.', Rare map of the region around the Bay of Bengal, including India, Tibet, Thailand, Combodia, and the top of Sumatra, as well as Ceylon. Engraving on hand laid (verge) paper with watermark. Description: By Emanuel Bowen Bowen, reviewd by Bachiene. We have not been able to trace the originating work of this map. On top right this map mentions: 'Hedend. Oost. Historie 6. en 7.de Deel bl. 1'. Artists and Engravers: Made by I. van Jagen after Eman. Bowen/W.A. Bachiene. Condition: Very good, given age. Original folds, as issued. Left edge remargined using contemporary paper backed with acid free archival tape. Two tiny stains in right bottom corner, not affecting image. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: LJC-A4-14 The overall size is ca. 14.4 x 12.2 inch. The image size is ca. 13 x 10 inch. The overall size is ca. 36.5 x 31 cm. The image size is ca. 33 x 25.5 cm.

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        Gloria Mundi. Kleine Paradeis-Tafel. Das ist: Beschreibung der uralten Wissenschaft des Lapidis Philosophorum Autore Anonymo. [4. Aufl.].

      Hof, in der Vierlingischen Buchhandlung, 1774. - 8 Bll., 165 S., 1 Bl., Kl.-8°, Neues Leder mit gold- u. blindgepr. Rückentext Caillet 4598; Ferguson I,331; Ferchl 189; Brüning 5140; Kopp II,370. - Erschien zuerst 1620, dann 1648 u. 1692. Nachgedruckt in "Deutsches Theatrum Chemicum" 1732 (III, S.357) u. im "Musaeum Hermeticum" 1749 (S.203). Eine letzte Aufl. erschien noch 1780. Der Verfasser ist unbekannt bzw. umstritten, einige Bibliografien schreiben den Titel Robertus Vallensis, andere Barcius oder Johann von Sternberg zu. - Titel aufgezogen u. mit restauriertem Anriss; ab S.111 mit Wurmgang (zuerst min. dann größer werdend u. tlw. mit Verlust von Buchstabenteilen); wenige Randanstreichungen, sonst ein gutes u. schönes Expl. - Sehr selten.

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        Tagebuch uber seine Reise durch Verschiedene Provinzen des Russischen Reichs in den Jahren 1769-1770 und 1771

      1774 - First German edition. Folding map, 8 folding plans & charts. 8vo. Contemporary paper-covered boards. [xvi], 424, [8]pp. Riga, Hartknoch, Rare. A very good copy. Rytschkow's journey took him through the provinces at Kazakhstan and the Ural mountains. This account includes notes on the the regions geography and geology, the customs of the inhabitants as well as notes on mining. Rytschkow worked with Peter Simon Pallas during this time. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Works of John Woolman In Two Parts

      Philadelphia: Printed By Joseph Crukshank, 1774. First edition. Octavo; xiv, 436 pp. Bound in contemporary calf with five raised bands to spine. General wear and rubbing; joints are quite tender with some splitting but both boards are still attached. Contemporary ownership markings (the earliest being 1775) to front and rear endpapers and to a few other leaves. General foxing, liver-spotting throughout.

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        The Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Chronicle Volume XLIV (44) January to December 1774

      London: David Henry; Elizabeth Newbery. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. 20th century binding with new eps. Some foxing and set-off. 1774. First Edition. Buff hardback cloth cover. 220mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). iii, 628pp, [xvi] + plates. 33 b/w plates and maps (20 fold-out). Includes 18 fold-out John Gibson and Thomas Bowen road maps. .

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        Dr. Goldsmiths Geschichte von England. Band 1-2: Von den ältesten Zeiten an, bis auf den Tod Heinrichs des achten // Von Eduard dem sechsten an, bis auf unsere Zeiten....

      (...Aus dem Englischen übersetzt. Verbessert und vermehrt von Johann Matthias Schroeckh, Professor der Dichtkunst zu Wittenberg. Erscheinungszeitraum 1774 - 1776 ) Band 1: Titelblatt mit gestochener Vignette, 2 n.n. Blätter ( Vorrede ), 838 Seiten Band 2: Titelblatt mit gestochener Vignette, 956 Seiten sowie ca. 50 n.n. Blätter Inhaltsregister *Verzeichnis der Namen und Sachen * über beide Bände. Jeweils in Ohldr mit goldgeprägtem schmalen Einbandrücken, marmorierten Buchdeckeln und umlaufendem leichten Farbschnitt sowie jeweils mit Lesebändchen, 8 ( 20,5 x 13 cm ). Einbände jeweils berieben sowie jeweils auf dem Vorderdeckel mit Kratzspur, Ecken und Kanten teils bestoßen, in Band 1 der unbedruckte vordere Vorsatz gering zur Unterkante beschädigt, Seiten teils gering fleckig oder fingerfleckig insgesamt aber von guter Erhaltung. Zusammen 2 Bände ( so vollständig ) - selten ( Gesamtgewicht 1800 Gramm ) ( Lagerort Richey - DG ) ( Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage further pics at request )

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        A NEW SYSTEM, OF AN ANALYSIS OF ANCIENT MYTHOLOGY: Wherin an Attempt is made to divest Tradition of Fable; and to reduce the Truth to its Original Purity. In this Work is given an History of the Babylonians, Chaldeans, Egyptians, Canaanites, Helladians, Ionians, Leleges, Dorians, Pelasgi: Also of the Scythæ, Indoscythæ, Ethiopians, Phoenicians. The Whole contains an Account of the principal Events in the first Ages, from the Deluge to the Dispersion: Also of the various Migrations, which ensued, and the Settlements made afterwards in different Parts: Circumstances of great Consequence, which were subsequent to the Gentile History of Moses.

      London: Printed for T. Payne ... 1774-6. . 1st Ed. 4to. 3 vols. 26 engraved plates and 4 vignettes, 3 maps including 2 folding. [Vol. 1 lacking half title?]. Some light browning, ex.-libris Stanhope Harvey, old calf, some marking and wear, joints cracked, chipped title labels to spines chipped with some loss. ESTC T88928 (Volumes I & II) and T214664 (Volume III). Jacob Bryant (bap. 1717, d. 1804), antiquary and classical scholar. ODNB ‘... Ironically, Bryant's importance to modern readers lies in the influence he had upon the poet and artist William Blake, who in his own time was generally considered mad. The many plates appearing in [the above work] were prepared and signed by James Basire, a well-known London engraver, to whom Blake was apprenticed from 1771 to 1778. It is possible that several of the plates in Bryant's Mythology were Blake's work, and the final, unsigned one (on the last page of volume three) almost certainly is. In his prose Descriptive Catalogue (1809), written to accompany an exhibition of his art, Blake affirmed that all myths ‘are the same thing, as Jacob Bryant and all antiquaries have proved'. In his long self-illustrated poem Jerusalem (1804–20), Blake also followed Bryant in placing the Erythrean (Red) Sea not surrounding Sinai but in the Indian Ocean. In illustrating the same poem, he depicted the Ark as a crescent moon, just as he had done on the last page of Bryant's Mythology. Blake scholars therefore find Bryant still of some interest ...' Bentley pp.103-4. ‘there are 31 plates in the three volumes of the first edition, all but there of which are signed by Blakes master Basire [our copy is complete as above with 24 plates and vignettes signed by Basire] ... with such a number of plates by Basire, it is virtually certain that Blake engraved at least parts of a few ....' US$644

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        Geschichte der herzoglich Würtenbergischen Eberhard Carls Universität zu Tübingen im Grundrisse.

      Tübingen, Johann Georg Cotta, 1774 - (2 nn Blatt),342 (recte 332),( 6 nn Blatt),42 Seiten., 1 Blatt leer. Mit zwei gestoch., gefalt. Tafeln sowie einer Titelvignette in Kupferstich. Halb Pergamentband der Zeit mit handschriftlichem Rückenschild und dreifachem Rotschnitt. Kapital mit kleinem Einriss, Einband etwas berieben. Durchschossenes Exemplar mit handschriftlichen Anmerkungen. Seltenes Arbeitsexemplar des Tübinger Dekans Ernst Bengel, der es von dem berühmten Tübinger Apotheker J.G. Gmelin erhalten hat. (siehe Foto). Mit handschriftlicher Widmung auf Vorsatz und durchgehenden für die Universitätsgeschichte ergänzenden biographischen Annotationen auf den eingebundenen Blanko-Seiten. Bök, war Professor der Philosophie und ist u.a. als Doktorvater von Hegel und Hölderlin bekannt. Bök bearbeitete auf herzoglichen Auftrag hin diese umfassende Universitätsgeschichte von den Anfängen bis zum Regierungsantritt Herzog Karl Eugens. Die aufgeführten Professoren sind jeweils mit Lebens- und Werkbeschreibung dargestellt Der gesuchte Band zur Universitätsgeschichte mit dem schönen Titelkupfer, welches die Stadt von Süden zeigt. - . - Zur Titelvignette mit der Tübinger Ansicht vgl. Schefold 9274. Die Abbildungen der Universitätssiegel stammen von dem Augsburger Kupferstecher J.F. Rein (1720-1785); vgl. dazu Thieme / Becker XXVIII, 115). - Heyd I, 2513. - Gradmann S.50 Nr.21. - Schefold 9274 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        THE ROYAL AMERICAN MAGAZINE, OR UNIVERSAL REPOSITORY OF INSTRUCTION AND AMUSEMENT FOR OCTOBER, 1774

      Boston: Greenleaf's Printing Office, 1774. [2],[363]-386pp. plus engraving. Dbd. Minor foxing and toning. Engraving separately matted. An important issue of this American colonial periodical, as it includes an outstanding political cartoon by the American patriot Paul Revere, commenting on the Quebec Act. The engraving is titled "The Mitred Minuet," and is credited to "P. Revere sc" at lower right. The cartoon shows four Anglican bishops dancing hand-in-hand around a draft of the "Quebec Bill" while Lord Bute, Lord North, another lord, and the devil direct them. The masthead illustration features a metal-type cut also by Revere, depicting an Indian presenting a calumet to "an ill-drawn figure representing the Genius of Knowledge" - Mott. The periodical itself had an interesting history, having been proposed and founded by early American printer Isaiah Thomas in 1773. From Thomas's own THE HISTORY OF PRINTING IN AMERICA: "A prospectus of this work appeared many months before the magazine; but the disordered state of public affairs, and the difficulties which individuals experienced from them, prevented it from being sooner put to press; and after a few numbers had been published, the distress occasioned to the inhabitants of Boston by shutting up and blockading their port, obliged its editor to suspend the publication. The first number for January, 1774, was published at the close of that month...The editor [Isaiah Thomas], after having been at considerable trouble and expense in bringing the work before the public, published it six months, and then was obliged, first, to suspend, and afterward to relinquish it; but Joseph Greenleaf continued the publication until April following, when the war put a period to the magazine. This was the last periodical work published in Boston before the revolution. It had a considerable list of subscribers." A notable issue of a legendary Revolutionary-period magazine, with the Revere engraving (often lacking). All original Paul Revere engravings are now rare on the marketplace. EVANS 13590. BRIGHAM, p.88. MOTT, AMERICAN MAGAZINES, pp.83-86.

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        Il corpo-umano o breve storia dove con nuovo metodo si descrivono in compendio tutti gli organi suoi, e i loro principali uffizj, per istruire a bene intendere, secondo il nuovo sistema, la Teorica, e pratica Medicinale...

      appresso Girolamo Dorigoni, 1774. 4to (cm. 23,5), 4 cc.nn., 181(1) pp., 1 c.nn. bianca, 20 tavv. f.t. Antiporta allegorica incisa su rame da G. Frezza da un disegno di G. Laudati. Vignetta xilografica al frontis. Capilettera e fregi n.t. Legatura coeva in pergamena rigida con titolo ms. al ds. (leggermente allentata, scurita e macchiata al piatto posteriore). Buon esemplare. Blake, p. 339.

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        [Collection of engravings of theatre decors of the Amsterdam city theatre:] "Het gothisch paleis", "De ouderwetse burgerkamer", "De legertenten", "De Romeinsche hofzaal", "De kerker".[Amsterdam, Jan Willem Smit, 1787-1794]. Collection of 5 engravings (impression: 33 x 41.5 cm, image: 20 x 24 cm) by Cornelis Brouwer (fl. 1773-1802), Pieter Hendrik Jonxis (1757-1843) and Izaak Jansz. de Wit (fl. 1759-1809) after drawings by Jan Bulthuis (1750-1901) and Daniël Kerkhoff (1766-1821), after the original paintings by Jan Gerard Waldorp (fl. 1758-1808), Pieter Barbiers (1717-1780), Jurriaan Andriessen (1742-1819) and Hermanus Numan (1744-1820).

      "Amsterdam" in: Algemeene kunst- en letterbode I, 35, p. 78; Atlas van Stolk 1774; Muller, Historieplaten 4288; cf. Sluijter-Seijffert, "De Amsterdamse schouwburg van 1774", in: Oud Holland XC, 1 (1976), pp. 21-64. Collection of five engravings showing several theatre decors in use at the Amsterdam theatre, which had opened in 1774. The engravings were originally published as part of a larger collection showing the stages in use in Amsterdam, which was in itself a follow up to a series showing the architecture of the new theatre. The series of 14 plates, each showing one of the stages as well as characters portraying a scene from a particular play, were published between 1787 and 1794 by the Amsterdam publisher Jan Willem Smit. Most of the prints contain a border, printed from a different plate, showing parts of an audience and the theatre. Versions without the border, such as the current series, which "could be included with the theatrical plays" (Amsterdam) were also available.With the paper somewhat worn at the edges, all plates with a few spots and smudges in the margins, "Het gotisch paleis" with several large smudges and "De kerker" with a small spot in the lower right of the image. A good set of several of the Amsterdam decor engravings in the version without the border.

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        Antique Print-AUSTRALIA-ENDEAVOUR-RIVER-BEACHED-JAMES COOK-Duret-Cook-1774

      - Antique print, titled: 'Vue de la Riviere d'Endeavour sur la Cote de la Nouvelle Hollande ou le Vaisseau fut mis a la bande.' - View of an encampent on the shore of the Endeavour river on the coast of Australia where the Endeavour boat was beached. Believed to be the first known landscape engraving of the east coast of Australia. Etching/engraving on hand laid paper. Description: From the French edition Captain James Cook's account of his voyage on the Endeavour. Published in Paris, 1774.Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Duret' after 'Sydney Parkinson'. Sydney Parkinson (Scottish c1745 -1771). Parkinson was the first European artist to set foot on Australian soil and to draw the Australian landscape. He had been hired by Joseph Banks and before his death onboard in 1771, Parkinson compiled over 1300 drawings of flora and fauna specimans, landscapes and the indigenous populations throughout the Pacific. Condition: Good, given age. Original middle fold, as issued. A faint stain in the center of the sheet, just left and right of the middle fold. Some dampstains in the top margin, and general small stains in the margins. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: BG-C1-23 The overall size is ca. 14.9 x 9.8 inch. The image size is ca. 13.2 x 7.9 inch. The overall size is ca. 37.8 x 25 cm. The image size is ca. 33.6 x 20 cm.

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        History and Antiquities of the County of Dorset. (Dorsetshire) Compiled from the best and most ancient historians... With a copy of the Domesday Book and Inquisito Gheldi... Interspersed with some remarkable particulars of Natural History... And Adorned with a Correct Map of the County. IN TWO VOLUMES.

      W. Bowyer and J. Nichols, London. 1774 1st edition. Two Volumes. Hardbacks 15.5 x 10.5 inches. In full calf leather bindings; original boards with later rebacked spines, with red and black gilt lettered spine labels. Plain endpapers, red speckled edging. In very good conditions. Rebacked in original boards; later binding and labels to spine. Rubbing and some deep scratches to boards, some chips, corners bumped and chipped, edges rubbed. Endpapers darkened around edges with bookplates to fronts "J. Lane." A few small handling marks, some minor darkening and some minor foxing spots to plates, else page very clean and tight throughout. lxxx + 618pp & 528 + 6pp. Complete with 56 engraved plates (some large fold-out.) and large folding County Map at front. Addenda and Plates list at rear V2. (Additional Plates: 'View of Dorchester', I. 374. - 'Mr Cox's House at Woolcombe,' II. 462.)

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        Joseph Banks Esq

      W. Dickinson, 30 January, London 1774 - Mezzotint portrait, 510 x 370 mm.; a very good impression, mounted and framed. In this fine mezzotint Joseph Banks " the father of Australia" is shown sitting confidently at his desk, surrounded by the accoutrements of his science: books, papers, and a prominently placed world globe.This image is based on the portrait painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds in 1772-3, when Banks was at the height of his fame after returning triumphant from Cook's first voyage and the discovery of the east coast of Australia. His ambitions and achievements are neatly captured in the prominently placed Latin tag, "cras ingens iterabimus æquor" (Horace: "tomorrow we will be back on the vast ocean", and an intriguing choice as the engraving was published at much the same time as Banks withdrew from Cook's second voyage).Joseph Banks was only twenty-eight or twenty-nine when this engraving was made by William Dickinson in the latter half of 1773. It was the same year that Dickinson first began to publish his own prints, after a lengthy apprenticeship and association with the painter Robert Edge Pine, at whose house in St Martin's Lane he lodged between 1768 and 1771. His relationship with Reynolds was evidently good: this was the first of no less than twenty-two mezzotints after Reynolds that he completed and this very rare and fine image of Banks is one of the most celebrated.

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