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        The Temple Builder's Most Useful Companion, Being Fifty Entire New Designs For Pleasure and Recreation; Consisting Of Plans, Elevations, and Sections, In The Roman, and Gothic Taste

      London: I. Taylor, 1774. Hardcover. Orig. gray unprinted wrappers. Very good in fine, modern quarter brown morocco and cloth folding case, spine of latter printed in gilt. 15 pages in text, plus four pages of publisher adverts. 26 x 17.5 cm. Frontispiece and 50 engraved plates (one is folding) all engraved by R. Pranker. The 50 numbered engraved plates comprising the Temple Builder's Companion show elevations and plans for a series of 18th-century garden "follies," Overton's "designs for small houses, cottages, pavilions, and other garden structures in a Palladian mode, but including battlemented and 'gothick' forms" (some adapted from Batty Langley's `Ancient Architecture Restored'....... The work was first published in 1766 under the title Original Designs for Temples and republished the same year under the current title, as a reduced and less expensive pattern book with an added frontispiece. This is a reissue by I. Taylor, successor to the original publisher Henry Webley, with the same content but excluding the list of subscribers. MILLARD 47 (second edition, note). Uncut, partially unopened, plates and text clean, save for offsetting to title from frontispiece.

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        MILLS AND HICKS'S BRITISH AND AMERICAN REGISTER, WITH AN ALMANACK FOR THE YEAR 1774; BEING THE SECOND AFTER BISSEXTILE OR LEAP YEAR. CALCULATED FOR THE USE OF ALL THE NEW-ENGLAND PROVINCES

      Boston: Printed and sold by Mills and Hicks, at their Printing- Office in School-Street, next door to Cromwell's-Head, 1774. 12mo. Contemporary marbled paper on paper wrapper. Wrappers worn, portions of marbled paper lacking on front wrapper, portions of spine lacking. Contemporary ownership signature on front free endpaper: "Wm. Williams, 12th Feb.y 1774." Minor stains. A very good copy. One of two editions of this almanac and register published by Mills and Hicks in Boston in 1774. The compilers and publishers note that this publication is their first undertaking of such a combined publication. The almanac's eclipse predictions and calendar calculations duplicate those in BICKERSTAFF'S ALMANACK FOR...1774, which was also published by Mills and Hicks. The register lists members of the royal family, the nobility, and the government in Great Britain and the names of government officials, justices of the peace, and barristers in the New England colonies and Nova Scotia. Information on religious assemblies, educational institutions (including Harvard, Yale, and Dartmouth), military postings, and governors in the other British colonies in North America and the Caribbean are also included. EVANS 12869. DRAKE 3235. NAIP w029799.

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        QO-GGKalmáry HU) Grammaticalische Regeln zur philosophischen oder allgemeinen Sprache, das ist, der Sprache aller Voelker Zeiten und Lebensarten.

      bey Joseph Kurzböck, Wien, 1774 - Wien, bey Joseph Kurzböck 1774. 8°. 2 Bl., XXIV Seiten, 3 Bl. (Verzeichnis der Herren Praenumeranten), 114 Seiten, 6 gefaltete Kupfertafeln. Rücken in den Kapitalbereichen mit kleinen Fehlstellen, Rückendeckel mit Spuren eines Wurmganges im oberen Eck, im Gelenk etwas gelockert, ohne das Portraitfrontispiz, Papier leicht gebräunt. Erste deutsche Ausgabe (Grammatikalische Regeln.). - Die lateinische Erstausgabe erschien 1772 in Berlin und Leipzig, eine italienische Übersetzung 1773 in Rom. György (Georg) Kalmar, 1726 - 1781 (?), Orientalist und Sprachforscher, entstammte einer älteren ungarischen Adelsfamilie. ".Kalmar's philologische Arbeiten, namentlich seine Regeln einer philosophischen Universalsprache, wurden von seinen Zeitgenossen hochgeschätzt." (Wurzbach). - Sehr selten. Bücher des 18. Jahrhunderts; Philosophie, Philosophy Rücken in den Kapitalbereichen mit kleinen Fehlstellen, Rückendeckel mit Spuren eines Wurmganges im oberen Eck, im Gelenk etwas gelockert, ohne das Portraitfrontispiz, Papier leicht gebräunt. Ganzlederband der Zeit auf fünf Bünden mit dekorativer Rückenvergoldung, rotes Rückentitelsschildchen. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Margot la ravaudeuse, par Mr. de M**.

      A Hambourg 1774 - In-12 de 148 pp., maroquin rouge, dos lisse orné, filet et roulette doré d'encadrement sur les plats, tranches dorées (reliure Directoire). Au croisement de la tradition romanesque anglaise, du Marivaux romancier et des Lettres persanes, Margot la ravaudeuse occupe selon Pauvert « une place à part dans la littérature érotique du XVIIIe siècle français » comme l'un des romans les plus significatifs de son temps. Second tirage de l'année 1774 (en 148 pages contre 115 pour le premier) orné du frontispice d'après C.F. Fritsch montrant Margot ravaudant dans son tonneau. L'édition originale postdatée fut imprimée entre 1750 et 1760, au moins quarante ans avant la date indiquée sur son titre (1800). Selon Gay-Lemonnyer, les éditions suivantes furent imprimées en 1772 et 1773. Exemplaire truffé d'une figure libre sans signature reliée en tête d'ouvrage ; 8 feuillets dont les 4 premiers restaurés dans le coin supérieur sans perte de lettres. Gay-Lemonnyer, III, 34 ; Pia, Enfer, 878 pour l'originale. Relié à la suite : Le Parnasse libertin, ou Recueil de poésies libres. A Amsterdam, Cazals et Ferrand, 1776. In-12 de 119-(1) pp. Troisième édition publiée une première fois en 1769 puis 1772 : choix de poésies libres de Grécourt, Jean-Baptiste Rousseau, chevalier de Cailly, La Fontaine, l'abbé de Chaulieu, Piron, Vergier, Dulard, Moncrif, Thémiseuil et Voltaire. Pia, Enfer, 1083. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Der teutsche Merkur

      Weimar : Im Verlag der Gesellschaft Small 8vo (19 cm; 7.5"). 1774: 1 vol. (of 4). III: 397, [3] pp. 1775: 2 vols. (of 4). I: 286 pp., [1] f., [6] ff. of original wrapper. II: 286 pp., [1] f., [6] ff. of original wrappers. 1776: 2 vols. (of 4). I: [1] f., 290 pp., 4 plates II: 310 pp. [1] ff., 3 plates.. 1774–76 In this monthly journal of criticism and original German literature, three monthly issues constituted a volume. Present here for 1774 is vol. 3 (July–September), for 1775 are vols. 1 and 2 (January–June), and for 1776 also 1 and 2. The volumes for 1775 have => retained their original green paper printed wrappers. The plates in the 1776 volumes are essentially frontispieces, being engraved portraits of Johann Geiler von Kaisersberg, Johannes Fichard, Wilibald Pirckhaimer, Sebastian Brandt, Ulrich von Hutten, and Hans Sachs. Political coverage is secondary to the literary and philosophical content here, but => in the 1776 volumes the coverage for England is almost exclusively devoted to America. The journal's editor, Wieland (1733–1813), was a complex figure of the German Enlightenment: a poet, novelist, political theorist, and pedagogue. His critical review/journal was of considerable influence. Provenance: Duplicates (with no markings) of the Harold Jantz Collection (i.e., ex–Duke University). Volume for 1774: Contemporary wrappers of brown paper sprinkled with black; uncut; considerable foxing and some waterstain lines. Volumes for 1775: the two are bound in one volume of brown leather, spine darkened to black and flaking; plain endpapers. Binding shows wear, but text clean. Volumes for 1776: Contemporary calf, gilt spines; covers with some stains and abraded at edges, some distressing of the spines. Interesting "wallpaper" endpapers in blue-green and white of a floral and wave pattern. Good++ condition. Very definitely a mixed, partial set and definitely an interesting array of presentations.

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

      Winterthur, Heinrich Steiner 1774. 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.). Versand D: 15,00 EUR Bibelbearbeitung, Kinderbuch, Jugendbuch, Illustration, Graphik, Schweiz, Religion

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        Epreuves du sentiment

      collective edition of this collection of short stories whose five volumes appeared from 1774 to 1778. 1774 the first two volumes, in 1775 for the third volume in 1777 and 1778 for the fourth to the fifth volume. Due to the spread of the publication, it is rare to meet a continuum with all the good dates of editions. Chez Le Jay & Delalain A Paris 1774-1778 Grd. in-8 (14,5x22cm) (2) 372pp. et (2) 179p. (2) 80p. 120p. 136p. et (4) 522pp. (2) viij et (4) 456pp. (1) et (2) 542pp. (1) 5 tomes en 5 volumes reliés

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        Extracto, ô Relacion methodica, y puntual de los autos de reconocimiento, practicado en virtud de commission del señor presidente de la Real Audiencia de este reino de Guatemala.

      Pueblo de Mixco [Guatemala]: Impreso en la oficina de A. Sanchez Cubillas Folio (29.5 cm; 11.675"). [2], 86 pp. (without final leaf with one erratum).. 1774 Following the ruin of Santiago de los Caballeros by the big earthquake of 1773, the capital of Guatemala was moved first to the little town of Mixco and then later to the location of the present site of Guatemala City. Offered here is the highly important report of the commission headed by Juan González Bustillo on that devastating July, 1773 earthquake: It occupies pp. 1–55 and is followed by "Prosigue la relacion, ô Extracto de todo lo que resulta èvacuado en la Junta general, y demas que se ha tenido presente hasta la conclusion del assunto de translacion, e informe, que debe hacerse à Su Magestad" on pp. 57–86. The careful, lengthy, and contemporary reports present here detail the day's events, give the sequence of the destruction of various buildings and areas of the city, recount salvage and evacuation efforts, etc. The writers (and the citizens) erroneously blamed the nearby volcanos for causing the tremors and quaking, but that was logical at the time. Seeking historical perspective, the commissioners make significant and informed comparisons with earlier earthquakes. => This document is one of the very few printed in the temporary capital of Mixco, a press having been salvaged from the ruins in the former capital. Thus, Mixco was the second city/town to have a press in Central America, and then, for only a short time—approximately two years. In addition to being important for its contents and in the realm of printing history, the González Bustillo report is uncommon: We trace only half a dozen copies in U.S. libraries. Modern full calf, very plain style. Without the final leaf with one erratum on it.

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        Temporary Acts and Laws of His Majesty's Province of the Massachusetts-Bay in New-England. [with]:[A Consecutive Run of pre-Revolutionary Massachusetts Assembly Laws, 1763 - 1774]

      Boston 1774 - Paginations included in the individual listings below. Early 20th-century three-quarter morocco and cloth, spine gilt. Partial contemporary ownership signature on titlepage, some leaves trimmed close, occasionally touching the last line of text, minor toning and foxing. A Long Run of Significant Colonial Massachusetts Laws An important consecutive run of Massachusetts colonial laws printed just before the outbreak of the American Revolution. The laws here are largely concerned with local issues in New England, including fishing, town meetings, courts, improvements for Faneuil Hall, building another hall at Harvard College, and the like. The great majority of the laws, however, involve raising local funds by taxation and import duties to pay for treasury notes, the public debt, the colonial governor, and more. A 1769 act appoints Robert Pierpont as tax collector for Boston, replacing unsuccessful businessman and tax collector, Samuel Adams, who surrendered the post for "diverse Reasons." Two lengthy acts (1765 & 1766) detail punishments for mutiny and desertion within the Army, but also provide for better payment of the soldiers. Also includes acts relating to Native Americans, namely the 1765 act for "allowing necessary supplies to the Eastern Indians, and for Regulating Trade with them, and preventing Abuses therein." The individual imprints are as follows: 1) Temporary Acts and Laws of His Majesty's Province of the Massachusetts-Bay in New-England. Boston. 1763. [2],x,[2],viii,179pp. Cushing 695; Evans 9430. 2) Acts and Laws, Passed by the Great and General Court or Assembly of His Majesty's Province of the Massachusetts-Bay in New-England: Begun and Held at Boston, upon Wednesday the Twenty-Fifth day of May, 1763 [caption title]. Boston. 1763. 181-190pp. Cushing 702; Evans 9431. 3) Acts and Laws, Passed by the Great and General Court or Assembly of His Majesty's Province of the Massachusetts-Bay in New-England: Begun and Held at Boston, upon Wednesday the Twenty-Fifth day of May, 1763.to Wednesday the Twenty-First day of December [caption title]. Boston. 1764. 191-202pp. Cushing 703; Evans 9725. 4) Acts and Laws, Passed by the Great and General Court or Assembly of His Majesty's Province of the Massachusetts-Bay in New-England: Begun and Held at Concord, upon Wednesday the Thirtieth day of May, 1764 [caption title]. 203-213pp. Cushing 711; Evans 9726. 5) An Act, Passed by the Great and General Court or Assembly of His Majesty's Province of the Massachusetts-Bay in New-England: Begun and Held at Concord.Wednesday the Thirtieth day of May, 1764.to Thursday the Eighteenth day of October [caption title]. Boston. 1764. 215-[216]pp. Cushing 714; Evans 9727. 6) Acts and Laws, Passed by the Great and General Court or Assembly on His Majesty's Province of the Massachusetts-Bay in New-England: Begun and Held at Concord.upon Wednesday the Thirtieth day of May, 1764.to Wednesday the Ninth day of January [caption title]. Boston. 1765. 217-263pp. Cushing 716; Evans 10055. 7) Acts and Laws, Passed by the Great and General Court or Assembly on His Majesty's Province of the Massachusetts-Bay in New-England: Begun and Held at Boston, upon Wednesday the Twenty-Ninth day of May, 1765 [caption title]. Boston. 1765. 265-280pp. Cushing 721; Evans10056. 8) An Act of Parliament, Passed in the Fifth Year of the Reign of Our Sovereign Lord George the Third [caption title]. Boston. 1765. 281-293pp. Cushing 725; Evans 10057; Shipton & Mooney 41545. 9) Acts and Laws, Passed by the Great and General Court or Assembly on His Majesty's Province of the Massachusetts-Bay in New-England: Begun and Held at Boston.upon Wednesday the Twenty-Ninth day of May, 1765.unto Wednesday the Twenty-Fifth day of September [caption title]. Boston. 1765. 295-[296]pp. Cushing 726; Evans 10058. 10) Acts and Laws, Passed by the Great and General Court or Assembly on His Majesty's Province of the Massachusetts-Bay in New-England: Begun and Held at Boston.upon Wednesday the Twent [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        TEMPORARY ACTS AND LAWS OF HIS MAJESTY'S PROVINCE OF THE MASSACHUSETTS-BAY IN NEW-ENGLAND. [with]:[A CONSECUTIVE RUN OF PRE-REVOLUTIONARY MASSACHUSETTS ASSEMBLY LAWS, 1763 - 1774].

      Boston. 1763-1774. - Paginations included in the individual listings below. Early 20th-century three-quarter morocco and cloth, spine gilt. Partial contemporary ownership signature on titlepage, some leaves trimmed close, occasionally touching the last line of text, minor toning and foxing. Very good. An important consecutive run of Massachusetts colonial laws printed just before the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War. The laws here are largely concerned with local issues in New England, including fishing, town meetings, courts, improvements for Faneuil Hall, building another hall at Harvard College, and the like. The great majority of the laws, however, involve raising local funds by taxation and import duties to pay for treasury notes, the public debt, the colonial governor, and more. A 1769 act appoints Robert Pierpont as tax collector for Boston, replacing unsuccessful businessman and tax collector, Samuel Adams, who surrendered the post for "diverse Reasons." Two lengthy acts (1765 & 1766) detail punishments for mutiny and desertion within the Army, but also provide for better payment of the soldiers. Also includes acts relating to Native Americans, namely the 1765 act for "allowing necessary supplies to the Eastern Indians, and for Regulating Trade with them, and preventing Abuses therein." The individual imprints are as follows: 1) TEMPORARY ACTS AND LAWS OF HIS MAJESTY'S PROVINCE OF THE MASSACHUSETTS-BAY IN NEW-ENGLAND. Boston. 1763. [2],x,[2],viii,179pp. EVANS 9430. CUSHING 695. 2) ACTS AND LAWS, PASSED BY THE GREAT AND GENERAL COURT OR ASSEMBLY OF HIS MAJESTY'S PROVINCE OF THE MASSACHUSETTS-BAY IN NEW-ENGLAND: BEGUN AND HELD AT BOSTON, UPON WEDNESDAY THE TWENTY-FIFTH DAY OF MAY, 1763 [caption title]. Boston. 1763. 181-190pp. EVANS 9431. CUSHING 702. 3) ACTS AND LAWS, PASSED BY THE GREAT AND GENERAL COURT OR ASSEMBLY OF HIS MAJESTY'S PROVINCE OF THE MASSACHUSETTS-BAY IN NEW-ENGLAND: BEGUN AND HELD AT BOSTON, UPON WEDNESDAY THE TWENTY-FIFTH DAY OF MAY, 1763.TO WEDNESDAY THE TWENTY- FIRST DAY OF DECEMBER [caption title]. Boston. 1764. 191-202pp. EVANS 9725. CUSHING 703. 4) ACTS AND LAWS, PASSED BY THE GREAT AND GENERAL COURT OR ASSEMBLY OF HIS MAJESTY'S PROVINCE OF THE MASSACHUSETTS-BAY IN NEW- ENGLAND: BEGUN AND HELD AT CONCORD, UPON WEDNESDAY THE THIRTIETH DAY OF MAY, 1764 [caption title]. 203-213pp. EVANS 9726. CUSHING 711. 5) AN ACT, PASSED BY THE GREAT AND GENERAL COURT OR ASSEMBLY OF HIS MAJESTY'S PROVINCE OF THE MASSACHUSETTS- BAY IN NEW-ENGLAND: BEGUN AND HELD AT CONCORD.WEDNESDAY THE THIRTIETH DAY OF MAY, 1764.TO THURSDAY THE EIGHTEENTH DAY OF OCTOBER [caption title]. Boston. 1764. 215-[216]pp. EVANS 9727. CUSHING 714. 6) ACTS AND LAWS, PASSED BY THE GREAT AND GENERAL COURT OR ASSEMBLY ON HIS MAJESTY'S PROVINCE OF THE MASSACHUSETTS-BAY IN NEW-ENGLAND: BEGUN AND HELD AT CONCORD.UPON WEDNESDAY THE THIRTIETH DAY OF MAY, 1764.TO WEDNESDAY THE NINTH DAY OF JANUARY [caption title]. Boston. 1765. 217-263pp. EVANS 10055. CUSHING 716. 7) ACTS AND LAWS, PASSED BY THE GREAT AND GENERAL COURT OR ASSEMBLY ON HIS MAJESTY'S PROVINCE OF THE MASSACHUSETTS-BAY IN NEW-ENGLAND: BEGUN AND HELD AT BOSTON, UPON WEDNESDAY THE TWENTY-NINTH DAY OF MAY, 1765 [caption title]. Boston. 1765. 265-280pp. EVANS 10056. CUSHING 721. 8) AN ACT OF PARLIAMENT, PASSED IN THE FIFTH YEAR OF THE REIGN OF OUR SOVEREIGN LORD GEORGE THE THIRD [caption title]. Boston. 1765. 281-293pp. EVANS 10057. SHIPTON & MOONEY 41545. CUSHING 725. 9) ACTS AND LAWS, PASSED BY THE GREAT AND GENERAL COURT OR ASSEMBLY ON HIS MAJESTY'S PROVINCE OF THE MASSACHUSETTS-BAY IN NEW-ENGLAND: BEGUN AND HELD AT BOSTON.UPON WEDNESDAY THE TWENTY-NINTH DAY OF MAY, 1765.UNTO WEDNESDAY THE TWENTY- FIFTH DAY OF SEPTEMBER [caption title]. Boston. 1765. 295-[296]pp. EVANS 10058. CUSHING 726. 10) ACTS AND LAWS, PASSED BY THE GREAT AND GENERAL COURT OR ASSEMBLY ON HIS MAJESTY'S PROVINCE OF THE MASSACHUSETTS-BAY IN NEW-ENGLAND: BEGUN AND HELD AT BOSTON.UPON WEDNESDAY THE TWENTY-NINTH DAY OF MAY, 1765.UNTO W

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        THE HISTORY AND ANTIQUITIES OF THE COUNTY OF DORSET In Two Volumes

      W. Bowyer and J. Nichols, 1774.. 1st edn. 2 vols. Folio (15.5 x 10 inches). Contemporary gilt decorated full calf with spine labels (recased with replaced endpapers - a bright VG set). Pp. lxxx + 618 [&] 528 + 61, illus with 56 engraved plates + 2 additional plates (Vol I: view of Dorchester; Vol II Mr Cox's House Woolcombe), folding map (small repair at edge - otherwise bright VG); 1 plate (Domesday) replaced with facsimile on contemporary paper (previous owner's engraved bookplate on front endpaper of vol I and various ink inscriptions on endpapers of both vols). .

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        in vier Sprachen, deutsch, lateinisch, französisch, und italiänisch. 1-3. Jg. in 3 Bdn. Wien 1774-76. Gr.-8vo. Mit 3 gest. Frontispizen und 144 Kupfertafeln und ebenso vielen Bl. Tafelerläuterungen. Schlichte Pappbände d. Zt.; etw. fleckig, Überzugspapier mit kl. Fehlstellen, Ecken bestoßen.

      - in vier Sprachen, deutsch, lateinisch, französisch, und italiänisch. 1-3. Jg. in 3 Bdn. Wien 1774-76. Gr.-8vo. Mit 3 gest. Frontispizen und 144 Kupfertafeln und ebenso vielen Bl. Tafelerläuterungen. Schlichte Pappbände d. Zt.; etw. fleckig, Überzugspapier mit kl. Fehlstellen, Ecken bestoßen. Monschein, Kinder- u. Jugendbücher der Aufklärung, Nr. 147 (ausführlich); Wegehaupt IV, 2723. - Seltenes Periodikum, das pädagogisch ambitioniert in der Nachfolge von Comenius "Orbis pictus" vielfältige Wissensgebiete vorstellt, wobei großer Wert auf ganz alltägliche Dinge gelegt wird. Dargestellt sind Handwerker und Produktionsprozesse wie Bergwerk, Bernsteinfischer, Buchdrucker, Buchbinder, Klempner, Maurer, Mühlen, Münze, Papiermacher, Perlentaucher, Porzellanmanufaktur, Steinbruch, Walfang, Weber, Zimmermann; Genussmittel: Bier, Kaffe, Schokolade, Tee, Zucker; diverse Geräte: Kompass, Luftpumpe, Mikroskop, Pflug, Waage; Tiere: Affen, Elefant, Otter, diverse Fische, Austern (hierzu auch ein kleines Textkupfer eines Austernessers); Naturerscheinungen: Ebbe und Flut, Regen, Eis, Schnee, Vulkane aber auch abstrakte Begriffe wie "Klang", "schöne Künste" etc. Die Kupfer in schönen, klaren Abdrucken. Insgesamt sind zehn Jahrgänge erschienen. - Papier tlw. leicht gebräunt, eine Tafel mit schwachem Wasserrand, bei wenigen Seiten Druck etw. abgeklatscht. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        AN EPISTLE FROM OBEREA, QUEEN OF OTAHEITE, TO JOSEPH BANKS, ESQ. TRANSLATED BY T.Q.Z. ESQ. PROFESSOR OF THE OTAHEITE LANGUAGE IN DUBLIN, AND OF ALL THE LANGUAGES OF THE UNDISCOVERED ISLANDS IN THE SOUTH SEA; AN ENRICHED WITH HISTORICAL AND EXPLANATORY NOTES

      London: Printed for John Almon, 1774. Quarto. Modern three quarter straight-grained gilt morocco and cloth, gilt, spine richly gilt. Near fine. "The third edition" of this popular lyrical satire at the expense of the eminent British naturalist, Sir Joseph Banks. Written in imitation of Ovid, the poem pokes fun at Banks and his purportedly amorous shore leave on Tahiti (Banks had a considerable reputation as a ladies' man). The poem masquerades as an affectionate letter from Queen Oberea of Tahiti, who recollects her encounters with Banks. In the text, which incorporates notes from Hawkesworth's account of Cook's first voyage, Banks is cast as Ulysses and the Queen as Calypso. The true author of the work has been identified as Major John Scott-Waring of the East India Company. The first edition of this poem was published in 1773 and a second letter from the Tahitian Queen appeared in 1774. An early bit of Cook-inspired satire, and quite funny indeed. BEDDIE 3915. KROEPELIEN 1166. O'REILLY & REITMAN 9791. HOLMES 11 (1st ed).

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        Traité des rivières et des torrents augmenté du traité des canaux navigables

      - A Paris de l'Imprimerie Royale 1774. In-4 relié plein veau, dos à nerfs très orné, pièce de titre de maroquin rouge, tranches rouges. 2 feuillets blancs, titre, 1 feuillet blanc, xxiii + 248 pages, 2 feuillets blancs. Bien complet des deux planches dépliantes et d'un tableau : Plan du nouveau canal et pas de Trollhette dans la rivière de Gotha en Suède, et, Cours du Po de Primaro et des rivières de plaines, du Boulonnois et de la Romagne, avec quelques lignes proposées. Mors un peu fragile et petit manque en coiffe, coins émoussés. 2 feuillets blancs sont annotés de lettres du Baron d'Holbach copiées à la bibliothèque de Milan. Ex-libris. R.P Frisi , était Professeur royal de Mathématiques à Milan, membre de la Société Royale de Londres, de l'Institut de Bologne, des Académies, de Petersbourg, de Berlin & de Stockolm,etc. Correspondatn de l'Académie royale des Sciences de Paris. Edition originale de la traduction française par De Serrey. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Obras espirituales que encaminan a una alma a la mas perfecta union con Dios en transformacion de amor / por el extatico, y surlime Doctor Mystico, el beato Padre san Juan de la Cruz primer padre de la Reforma de Nuestra Señora del Carmen , y Companero de la Seraphica Doctora, y Madre Santa Teresa de Jesus en la Fundacion de dicha Reforma. Consagradas por la mano del glorioso, e enclito Patriarcha Senor San Josph, al Rey Soberano de la Gloria Jesu-Christo Nuestro Redemptor.

      Pamplona Pasqual Ibanez Impressor, 1774. Impression Decimatrcia. [13. Auflage] [10 Bll.] 691 S. Folio Flexibler Ganzpergamenteinband der Zeit mit handschriftlichem Rückentitel. (Buchblock etwas gelockert) Schöne spanischsprachige Ausgabe der Schriften von Juan de la Cruz (1524-1591) in gutem Exemplar. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Ampezzo e Cadore.

      Vienna, 1774 - Incisione in rame, 540x430. Foglio XIV tratto dalla grande ed innovativa carta del Tirolo, cosiddetta "Atlas Tyrolensis" (costituito da 20 fogli), che costituisce la pietra miliare della cartografia moderna del Tirolo. Interessante esemplare appartenuto ad un colonnello del genio francese, come testimonia la firma "Le colonel du génie Mo ". Questo foglio raffigura tutto l'Ampezzano e la val Badia al completo giungendo a coprire i territori da San Candido a San Vito di Cadore, Alleghe, Falcade, San Martino di Castrozza lungo il confine con la Serenissima, mentre include Marmolada, Canazei, Selva di Gardena a ovest, giungendo quasi alla Val Punteria a nord. Foglio perfetto ad ampi margini, tranne qualche insignificante macchia. Tomasi, Il territorio Trentino-Tirolese nell'antica cartografia, n. 74.

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        Versuch eines vollstaendigen grammatisch-kritischen Woerterbuches der hochdeutschen Mundart mit bestaendiger Vergleichung der uebrigen Mundarten, besonders aber der oberdeutschen. Dem noch beygefueget ist des Herrn M.Fulda Preisschrift ueber die beyden deutschen Haupt=Dialecte. (Bd. I-IV)

      Leipzig, Breitkopf 1774 - Rest Ausgabe; Band V fehlt; 1774., - 1786; Pergament Einbände der Zeit, fest, lichee an Ecken und Kanten berieben, gut erhalten; goldener Titel am Rücken, Bd. II schriftlich, unten markiert C.J. (collège de Juilly), roter Schnitt, kleiner Bibliothekaufkleber und Eintragung of Vorsätze; Titelvignette , Innen sehr guter Zustand; Text in Kolonnen numeriert; 4; xvi, 60, 1840, 1855, 1716, 1704, gutes ex. unvollständig; Gewicht um 6 kg. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Encyclopédie contenant une description abrégée des principaux arts et métiers et des instrumens qui leurs sont propres, le tout détaillé par figures.

      Paris, Crepy 1774. 4° 143 S. Mit illustriertem Kupfertitel, Illustrationen im Text u. 82 (12 gefaltete) Kupfertafeln. Etwas späterer Halblederband d. Zeit. Seltene Zusammenstellung der Abbildungen von Werkzeugen, die u.a. bei Maurerarbeiten u. im Mühlenbau, bei Schmiedearbeiten, der Herstellung von Glasfenstern, in Druckereien u. in der Bildhauerkunst verwendet wurden. Text und Abbildungen in Kupfer gestochen (teils mit dem Vermerk Guélard sc.), in sauberen Abdrucken. - Einband etwas beschabt u. bestoßen, die ersten 7 Blatt mit kleinem Löchlein. Gutes, nahezu fleckenfreies Exemplar. Versand D: 4,50 EUR Varia

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        Introduction à la description de la Lorraine et du Barrois.

      1774 - Nancy, Chez Babin, 1774; in-8, 10-512 pp. (dont privilège et abréviations), reliure plein veau moucheté d'époque, dos orné de fleurs de pavot, à cinq nerfs. Les 2 volumes. Cette introduction n'est autre qu'un résumé de l'histoire de la Lorraine. La bibliographie de l'auteur est sommaire mais efficace : Dom Calmet, Pelletier, Hugo, Maillet, Zurlauben, Michel, recueil des ordonnances et Thibault? Jean-Baptiste Luton Durival, né le 4 juillet 1725, à Saint-Aubin-sur-Aire et mort le 14 février 1810, à Heillecourt, est un historien français. Frère cadet de Nicolas Luton Durival, Jean-Baptiste fut, après son frère, secrétaire des conseils d?État et des finances de Stanislas, duc de Lorraine, puis, en 1766, devint premier secrétaire des Affaires étrangères, sous le ministère du duc de Choiseul. En 1777, il fut envoyé en Hollande, en qualité de ministre de France. Il a fourni des articles à l?Encyclopédie, sur l?Art militaire, et a laissé quelques opuscules inédits. Il a été membre de l?Académie de Stanislas. Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le Marche aux herbes á Amsterdam / (The Herb Market in Amsterdam)

      1774. Engraving. Proof before letters. Printed on watermarked laid paper. In excellent condition with the exception of being trimmed within the platemark on all sides. Two very light waterstains on bottom edge of sheet. This captivating print is a rare proof impression of Francois Anne David's celebrated print depicting a bustling herb market in Amsterdam. Francois Anne David was a highly regarded engraver working in Paris at the close of the eighteenth century. Born in 1741, David garnered a reputation as a talented portrait engraver. He was the master of J. P. Lebas and a regular exhibitor at the Paris Salon from 1802 to 1819. He was an esteemed member of the Academy in Rouen and in Berlin, and his prints can be found in some the most noted European museums. This delightful genre scene is regarded as one of his finest engravings. From the collection of Frederic R. Halsey, a famous New York print collector, who was active during the latter part of the 19th century. Benezit, Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs ; Lugt, Les Marques de Collections 1308.

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        Relation des voyages Entrepris par ordre de sa Majesté Britannique, pour faire des découvertes dans l'hémisphere méridional, Et successivement exécutés par le Commodore Byron, le Capitaine Carteret, le Capitaine Wallis & le Capitaine Cook, dans les ...

      A Lausanne et a Neuchatel, 1774. 4 vol. in 16° (195 x 127 mm), pp. n XXXIX, 419; 594; 431; 366, (2). Legatura in mezza pelle coeva con titolo, volume, fregi, greche e il motivo della lira impressi in oro ai dorsi. Etichette d'inventario ai piatti superiori. Preziosa opera tradotta dall'inglese da John Hawkesworth, una relazione del viaggio intrapreso per ordine di Sua Maestà Britannica, per fare scoperte nel sud del mondo, Byron, capitano Carteret, il capitano Wallis e il Capitano Cook. Nella prima Circumnavigazione da giugno 1764 a maggio 1766 il Tenente Philip Carteret prestò servizio a bordo del HMS Dolphin, partecipando al viaggio di circumnavigazione del globo del Capitano John Byron e riuscendo nell'impresa di completarlo impiegando meno di due anni. Durante la spedizione di Byron si prese possesso delle Isole Falkland, scoprenbndo diverse isole. Nella seconda circumnavigazione nel 1766 Carteret fu nominato capitano e prese il comando del HMS Swallow nel viaggio di circumnavigazione del globo, accompagnando il HMS Dolphin del comandante Samuel Wallis e la nave da carico HMS Prince - Frederick. Il convoglio spiegò le vele il 22 agosto 1766 alla volta del Oceano Pacifico. Dopo più di sette mesi di navigazione, il 10 aprile 1767 le navi raggiunsero lo Stretto di Magellano. Carteret e il suo equipaggio si trovarono a dover affrontare la circumnavigazione del globo a bordo di un'imbarcazione poco affidabile e con provviste insufficienti. Durante la navigazione Carteret scoprì le Isole Pitcairn e le Isole Carteret, successivamente rinominate con il suo nome. Scoprì inoltre un nuovo arcipelago all'interno del Canale di San Giorgio, tra le isole della Nuova Irlanda e quelle della Nuova Britannia (attuale Papua Nuova Guinea), che chiamò Isole del Duca di York. Dopo trentuno mesi di viaggio, il 20 marzo 1769, l'HMS Swallow gettò l'ancora nella rada di Spithead, nel sud dell'Inghilterra. Samuel Wallis (1728 ?" 1795) è stato un navigatore inglese, che ha circumnavigato il mondo dal 1766 al 1768. Il primo viaggio di James Cook fu una spedizione combinata tra la Royal Navy e la Royal Society che si svolse tra il 1768 e il 1771 a sud dell'Oceano Pacifico a bordo della HMS Endeavour. Il viaggio fu commissionato da re Giorgio III e comandato dal tenente di vascello (lieutenant) James Cook, un giovane ufficiale di marina con competenze in cartografia e matematica: fu il primo di tre viaggi nel Pacifico di cui Cook fu il comandante. Gli obiettivi di questa prima spedizione erano di osservare il transito di Venere del 1769 davanti al Sole (3 - 4 giugno dello stesso anno) e di cercare le prove dell'esistenza della Terra Australis Incognita o Terra australe sconosciuta, un continente ipotetico sito nell'emisfero australe talvolta indicato come Magellanica.

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

      1774 - 2 volumes in-8 de I. VIII, X, Paris, la Société typographique, 1774, , 2 volumes in-8 de I. VIII, X, 643, (1) pages et 4 planches ; et de II. (4), 469, (3) pages et 4 planches, pleine basane racinée de l'époque, dos lisse portant des pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge et vert, sur les plats roulettes dorées en encadrement, Première édition française des Œuvres de Richard Mead. En 1774, il n'était paru en langue français qu'une Dissertation sur le scorbut en 1749. Les œuvres contiennent 8 parties distinctes : examen mécanique des poisons, traité de la petite-vérole et de la rougeole, description d'une nouvelle méthode d'extraire l'air corrompu des Vaisseaux, de l'empire du Soleil et de la Lune sur le corps humain, et des maladies qui dérivent de leur influence, médecine sacrée, ou traité des maladies dont il est fait mention dans les livres saints, conseils et préceptes de médecine, et dissertation sur quelques médailles frappées à Smyrne en l'honneur des médecins. Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      Winterthur, Heinrich Steiner 1774. - 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.). 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Extracto, ô Relacion methodica, y puntual de los autos de reconocimiento, practicado en virtud de commission del señor presidente de la Real Audiencia de este reino de Guatemala.

      Pueblo de Mixco [Guatemala]: Impreso en la oficina de A. Sanchez Cubillas Folio (29.5 cm; 11.675"). [2], 86 pp. (without final leaf with one erratum).. 1774 Following the ruin of Santiago de los Caballeros by the big earthquake of 1773, the capital of Guatemala was moved first to the little town of Mixco and then later to the location of the present site of Guatemala City. Offered here is the highly important report of the commission headed by Juan González Bustillo on that devastating July, 1773 earthquake: It occupies pp. 1?-55 and is followed by "Prosigue la relacion, ô Extracto de todo lo que resulta èvacuado en la Junta general, y demas que se ha tenido presente hasta la conclusion del assunto de translacion, e informe, que debe hacerse à Su Magestad" on pp. 57?-86. The careful, lengthy, and contemporary reports present here detail the day's events, give the sequence of the destruction of various buildings and areas of the city, recount salvage and evacuation efforts, etc. The writers (and the citizens) erroneously blamed the nearby volcanos for causing the tremors and quaking, but that was logical at the time. Seeking historical perspective, the commissioners make significant and informed comparisons with earlier earthquakes. => This document is one of the very few printed in the temporary capital of Mixco, a press having been salvaged from the ruins in the former capital. Thus, Mixco was the second city/town to have a press in Central America, and then, for only a short time—approximately two years. In addition to being important for its contents and in the realm of printing history, the González Bustillo report is uncommon: We trace only half a dozen copies in U.S. libraries. Modern full calf, very plain style. Without the final leaf with one erratum on it.

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        Der neue Menoza. Oder Geschichte des cumbanischen Prinzen Tandi. Eine Komödie.

      Leipzig, in der Weygandschen Buchhandlung 1774 - Mit einer gestochenen Titel-vignette. 132 S. Halblederband mit Rückenschild und –vergoldung. Erste Ausgabe (Goedeke IV,782,27; Schulte-Str. 186,5; Kippenberg 5561). – Gewaschenes Exemplar, etwas (finger-) fleckig. „Repräsentatives Werk des Sturm und Drang in der seltenen Erstausgabe. Auch hier vermittelte GOETHE den Druck der kurz nach dem Hofmeister ebenfalls anonym erschienenen Komödie. Für sein zweites Drama diente LENZ als literarische Vorlage der 1742 ins Deutsche übersetzte lutherische Erbauungsroman von E.PONTOPPIDAN. Wie dieser Roman übt auch LENZ Kultur- und Gesellschaftskritik aus der Sicht des edlen, natürlich-unverdorbenen ‚Wilden‘ – eines ROUSSEAUschen Naturmenschen – und seine ‚Kritik an der europäischen Gesellschaft ist nirgends so deutlich wie hier‘ (C.Hohoff).“ (J.Voerster. Kat.26. Sturm und Drang und Zeitgenossen II, No.46). Vor Allem wegen seiner Grenzüberschreitungen stieß die „Komödie“ auf Kritik, Unverständnis und Spott bei vielen Zeitgenossen; exemplarisch sei die Rezension in Reichspost-Reuter (Hamburg, 5.Nov. 1774) wiedergegeben: „Ein Lustspiel ganz nach dem neusten Zuschnitte. Die Alten hatten gemäß ihrer Meynung nach in der Natur gegründeten Regeln, vgl. die drey Einheiten, näml. des Orts, der Zeit u[nd] der Handlung vestgesezt, von welchen sie sich nicht ohne die größte Noth entfernten. Diese trägen Genies brauchten überdeß viel Zeit, ihre Stücke auszuarbeiten: sie waren wohl so thörigt, ihre Arbeiten einige Jahre liegen zu lassen. – Über alle diese Thorheiten haben sich unsre jetzigen großen Genies längst hinweggesezt, sie haben die Fesseln zerbrochen, welche ihnen die Kunst angelegt hatte, u liefern uns Meisterstücke, worüber die Nachwelt dereinst erstaunen wird. In diese Classe gehören Götz v.B., Hofmeister u der erstaunliche neue Menoza. Weg ihr armseligen Griechen mit eurem SOKRATES und MENANDER, weg ihr Römer mit eurem PLAUTUS und TERENZ, weg ihr Franzosen mit eurem MOLIERE, REYNARD, CORNEILLE, RACINE, VOLTAIRE und wie sie alle heißen. Hier ist mehr als alle diese zusammengenommen. Jene bornierten Genies glaubten, man müsse eine Art des Drama mit dem andern, das Lustspiel mit dem Trauerspiel nicht vermengen. Possen! Unsre Autoren verstehen das Ding besser. Im neuen Menoza z.E. wirst du, lieber Leser, Lustspiel, Trauerspiel, Possenspiel u was weis was mehr bey einander finden. – Es ist uns unmöglich alle die schönen Sächelchen zu erzählen, die man in dieser Komödie antrifft. Das Ganze ist mit den treflichsten Sentiments, und schönste locis communibus ausstafiret. – Der Schauplatz ist hier u da – Und nun lieber Leser, wünsche mit mir unserm deutschen Vatelande Glück zu diesem herrlichen Producte, staun und bewundere, wenn du von unsern großen, jetztbekannten Genies nicht für einen Dummkopf willst gehalten werden, u überlaß es der Nachwelt, den wahren Werth dieses neumodischen Ephemorens zu bestimmen, wenn sie anders auf die Nachwelt kommen.“ [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        des Johann Christoph von Selpert.

      Berlin, Bremen, Dresden, Hamburg, Göttingen, Lausanne, Leipzig, Meißen, Regensburg, Zürich, 1768-1774. - 86 Bll. mit 93 Einträgen, 5 ganzseitigen Illustrationen (1 lavierte Bleistiftzeichnung, 4 Gouachen) und einer kleinen aquarellierten Blume im Text. Pergamentband der Zeit mit farbigen Verzierungen in Lackmalerei und Goldprägung auf Deckeln und Rücken. Bronzefirnisvorsätze, punzierter Goldschnitt. Quer-8vo (200 x 118 mm). Sehr schönes Stammbuch des Jusstudenten Johann Christoph von Selpert (gest. 1817), später Rat und Bevollmächtigter verschiedener Reichsstädte beim Reichstag in Regensburg. Unter den zahlreichen Einträgern finden sich so bedeutende Zeitgenossen wie Moses Mendelssohn, Johann Bernhard Basedow, Salomon Gessner, A. F. Büsching und Christian August Clodius. - Die ersten Einträger stammen überwiegend von Regensburger Verwandten Selperts, darunter Johanna Elisabetha geb. Harrer, Gattin des örtlichen Kaufmanns und Freimaurers Ludwig Leonhard Schkler (1738-1807), aber auch der 13-jährige Benedikt Friedrich Springer (1756-1803), später Prediger daselbst. Schon bald treten bedeutendere Persönlichkeiten hinzu, die sich während Selperts Leipziger Studienjahren eintragen: der Rosenkreuzer Adam Michael Birkholz (1746-1818), der unter dem Namen "AdaMah Booz" schrieb, der Prediger und geistliche Lieddichter Johann Gottfried Schöner (1749-1818), der spätere Rechtslehrer Christian Rau (1744-1818), aber auch der Historiker Johann Gottlob Böhme (1717-80), der Jurist J. H. Wilmerding (1749-1828), später Bürgermeister von Braunschweig, der Pädagoge Johann Bernhard Basedow (1724-90), der Dichter und Philosoph Christian August Clodius (1737-84), der Theologe und Philologe Johann August Ernesti (1707-81), Rektor der Thomasschule, sowie der Stadthauptmann Johann Christian Krappe (1709-91). In Berlin trägt sich Moses Mendelssohn unter dem 25. Iyyar 5532 (28. Mai 1772) in hebräischer Sprache ein, außerdem der Geograph Anton Friedrich Büsching (1724-93); in Hamburg der Linnéschüler Johann Christoph von Heidenstam (1739-74); in Göttingen Johann Heinrich Prieser (1749-1801) und Johann Jakob Besserer (1753-1834), die hernach beide in Augsburg als Ratskonsulent bzw. Bürgermeister Karriere machen sollten. Weitere Reisen führen Selpert nach Dresden, Meißen und Bremen. In Lausanne tragen sich 1773 u. a. der Mediziner und Chemiker Heinrich Struve (1751-1826), der Naturforscher Jakob Samuel Wyttenbach (1748-1839) und der Jurist Samuel Porta (1716-1790) ein, in Zürich der Dichter Salomon Gessner (1730-88) und der Arzt und Schriftsteller Johann Kaspar Hirzel (1725-1803). - Das Selpert'sche Wappen (Tuschzeichnung auf starkem Velin) lose einliegend. Ein Titelblatt und ca. vier Einzelblätter dürften in älterer Zeit entfernt worden sein. Rücken etwas verblichen bzw. entfärbt. Vollständiges Verzeichnis aller Beiträger auf Anfrage.

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        Moral Discourses on Providence and other important subjects.

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

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        Political arithmetic. Containing observations on the present state of Great Britain; and the principles of her policy in the encouragement of agriculture. Addressed to the Oeconomical Societies established in Europe. To which is added, a memoir on the corn trade: Drawn up and laid before the commissioners of the treasury. By governor pownall

      London: Printed for W. Nichol, 1774. xii, [4], 366pp, [2]. With terminal advertisement leaf. An entirely unsophisticated copy, uncut in original publisher's two-tone paper boards. Worn, with loss to spine, surface loss to boards. Occasional marking, some unobtrusive marginal worming, small marginal paper flaw to title. Arthur Young (1741-1820), English political journalist and writer on agriculture and economics. Political arithmetic is a significant study of the English agricultural and economic polity at the dawn of the industrial revolution. In three parts it examines the situation and economic forces driving British agricultural success, areas which could be improved including the removal of highway service and re-examination of the corn laws, and finally an examination of 'false propositions' for agricultural improvement suggested by others. Throughout Young displays a remarkable aptitude for economic explication and an articulacy on matters of taxation, population and international trade; he rightly considered it one of his finest works. An appendix volume, not present here, was separately published in 1779. ESTC T78929.. First edition. 8vo.

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        Mémoires de M. Caron de Beaumarchais, Ecuyer, Conseiller-Secrétaire du Roi, Lieutenant-Général des Chasses au Baillage & Capitainerie de la Varenne du Louvre, grande Vénerie & Fauconnerie de France, accusé de corruption de Juge. CONTRE M. Goëzman, Mme Goëzman, & le Sieur Bertrand, Le Sieur Marin & le Sieur Darnaud-Baculard.

      Chez Ruault, Paris 1774 - In-4 (20 X 26 cm) veau porphyre, triple filet doré encadrant les plats, dos à nerfs orné de fers dorés, pièce de tirte de maroquin noir, tranches marbrées. (Reliure de l'époque). Edition originale, bien complète du portrait de l'auteur en frontispice, dessiné par Cochin, dont Tchemerzine semble douter l'existence (II, 31). Elle rassemble les 6 principales publications de l'Affaire Goëzman. 1. Mémoire à Consulter pour Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais (P., Imp. de Ph. D. Pierres, 1774) 40 pp. 2. Supplément au mémoire à Consulter pour Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais. (Imp. Quillau, 1773) 64 pp. 3. Addition au supplément du Mémoire à consulter. (P., Imp. D. Pierres, 1774) 78 pp. 4. Quatrième mémoire à consulter pour Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais (P., 1774) 109 pp. 5. Requête d'atténuation pour le Sr Caron de Beaumarchais (P., Imp. Knapen, 1773) 28 pp. 6. Mémoire à consulter et consultation pour Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais - précédé de Avertissement servant de Réponse au troisième Précis du Comte de La Blache (P., Imp. Clousier, 1775) 84 pp. Il a été ajouté entre les pièces 5 et 6 : Suite de la justification du Sieur de Beaumarchais (P., Imp. Quillau, 1776) 64 pp. L'affaire Goezman fut une cause célèbre de la prérévolution française. Celui-ci s'attaqua en effet à Beaumarchais qui venait d'obtenir les dispositions testamentaires du fianancier Duverney. En dénonçant les pratiques sordides de la magistrature, Beaumarchais n'étant alors qu'un courtisan et un professeur de harpe, se montre comme un auteur spirituel, incisif. Voltaire déclarera "qu'il ne s'était jamais autant amusé", tandis que Bernardin de Saint Pierre compara l'auteur à Molière. C'est ainsi que Beaumarchais devait voir propulser sa carrière littéraire, écrivant peu de temps après "Le mariage de Figaro" et "Le Barbier de Séville", deux pièces largement inspirées de l'affaire Goezman, et dans lesquelles il dénonce les privilèges archaïques de la noblesse. Les Mémoires demeurant en outre précieux sur certaines mœurs du XVIIIe siècle. (Un mors fendu sur 4 cm, ex-libris sur la page de titre effacé à la plume, les premières pages de la pièce supplémentaire sont un peu brunies). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        CARTE DE LA NLE. ZELANDE VISITÉE EN 1769 ET 1770 PAR LE LIEUTENANT J. COOK COMMANDANT DE L’ENDEAVOUR VAISSEAU DE SA MAJESTÉ’. Detailed map of New Zealand as first charted by Capt. James Cook. Engraved by Benard, this map is from the 1774 French language edition published by

      Hawkesworth 1774 - 48x38cm. Recent outline colour. Excellent condition. From Hawkesworth's ‘An Account of the Voyages Undertaken by the Order of His Present Majesty for Making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere’.

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        Das Genie des Hrn. Hume. Oder: Sammlung der vorzüglichsten Grundsätze dieses Philosophen,

      Christian Gottlob Hilschern, Leipzig 1774 Erstausgabe Leder Sehr gut Noch Titel: \"Welche zugleich einen genauen Begriff der Sitten, Gebräuche, Gewohnheiten, Gesetze und der Regierungsform der Englischen Nation wie auch einige Hauptzüge ihrer Geschichte und einige kurze Anekdoten berühmter Männer enthält\". Goldgeprägter Leder-Einband, dekorativer goldgeprägter Rücken mit montierten Titelschildchen, kleine Abbriebspur am Kapital, noch 2 kaum sichtbare kleine Läsuren unterhalb vom Kapital, jedoch solide und sehr ordentlich. Lesebändchen, marmoriertes Vor-/Nachsatzpapier, kleiner Stempel auf Vorsatzblatt, dekorative Titelvignette, Vorbericht, Inhaltsverzeichnis, 343 Seiten, hübsche Endvignette. Völlig stockfleckenfrei, insgesamt sehr gut erhalten.+++David Hume (geb.1711, gest.1776) schottischer Philosoph, Ökonom und Historiker. Einer der bedeutendsten Vertreter der schottischen Aufklärung .+++10,5 x 18 Cm, 0,3 kg.+++ Stichwörter: Philosophie Politik Geschichte Versand D: 5,50 EUR Philosophie Politik Geschichte

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        Von dem Reichs-Ständischen Schuldenwesen (2 Bände);

      Frankfurt und Leipzig, Berger, 1774/75. - So vil es derer Weltlichen Churfürsten, auch Regierender Reichsfürsten und Grafen, Cameral-Schulden, und die Art, selbige abzustossen und zu bezahlen, betrifft; Besonders nach der würcklichen Praxi derer beyden höchsten Reichs-Gerichte. 6 Blatt, 888 Seiten, 6; 8 Blatt, 470 Seiten, 5 Blatt, Pappbände der Zeit, 21 x 18 cm, Einbände etwas berieben, sonst gut erhalten. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Récréations Physiques, Economiques et Chimiques.

      Monory, Paris 1774 - 2 vol. in-8 de 1 f.n.ch. XLVI 1 f.n.ch. (errata) 496 pp. et 1 f.n.ch. 586 pp.ch. 2 ff.n.ch. (privilège et table), plein veau porphyre de l'époque, dos à nerfs orné, pièces de titre et de tomaison, triple filet en encadrement sur les plats armoriés, fleurons d'angle, roulette intérieure, tranches dorées (restaurations soignées aux coiffes et aux coins). Edition originale de la traduction allemande du premier apothicaire de l'Impératrice de Russie (Cole, 946 - Duveen, 407 pour l'édition originale, pas dans Vicaire ni Oberlé). "En 1774, il donna les Récréations physiques de Johann Georg Model, avec des additions qui doublent l'étendue du texte et contiennent des observations importantes sur divers points de chimie et d'agriculture, sur les eaux minérales, la carie, le chaulage du blé, etc. Il s'y élève contre les dangers attribués à l'ergot du seigle, et cite, comme un exemple de son innocuité, l'épreuve qu'il a tentée sur lui-même. « On a même lieu de penser, » dit M. Virey, « que cet ouvrage le lança entièrement dans la carrière de l'économie domestique et rurale, puisqu'on le voit ensuite publier d'année en année une foule de recherches, d'observations, d'analyses sur les grains, les farines, etc." Bel exemplaire aux armes. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ius naturae in usum auditorum. Cum praefatione ioannis Henrici Christ. de Selchow.

       Göttingen, Bossigeli 1774. Editio septima emendatior. 2 Tle. in 1 Bd. 8°. XVI, 272; XVI, 252 S., 10 Bll. (Reg.). Mit gest. Titelvign. HLdr. d. Zt. m. goldgeprägt. Rückensch. Schwach berieb.ADB I, 30 - Achenwall (1719-1772) Professor des Naturrechts und der Politik in Göttingen hat auf die Werke von Ludwig von Seckendorff und Hermann Conring zurückgreifend der Statistik einen wissenschaftlichen Charakter gegeben. \"...war der Erste, welcher die Statistik in eine bestimmte Form brachte und zur eigenen Wissenschaft erhob. Er gilt daher als \"Vater\" der Statistik.\" (ADB). Sein Hauptwerk Elementa iuris naturae erschien erstmals 1750. Versand D: 4,00 EUR Juridica u. Staatswissenschaften

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        PRIMEIRA PARTE DAS CHRONICAS DOS REIS DE PORTUGAL, reformadas pelo licenciado Duarte Nunez do Liao. ( CHRONICA DOS REYS DE PORTUGAL ).

      Lisbon, Manoel Coelho Amado, 1774.THIRD EDITION, FIRST PART, 1774, 2 volumes, complete set. Although the title states "First part", there was no second part, these 2 volumes are all that was published. Portuguese text, 8vo, approximately 205 x 140 mm, 8¼ x 5¾ inches, a few woodcut head - and tailpieces and decorated initials, pages vii, 326 including index, (1) - errata; (4), 394 including index, (1) - errata, bound in full old mottled calf, gilt "House of Commons Library" stamp and insignia to covers, gilt bands and contrasting gilt lettered morocco labels to spines. Spines slightly worn at head and tail with slight chipping at head of Volume I, hinges slightly rubbed, corners slightly worn, a few small scuffs and rubs to covers, front and rear endpaper missing in Volume I, library label and disposal stamp on front endpapers (and on half - title in Volume I), faint library number on verso title pages, ink signature in margin of page 1 Volume I, very occasional small light mark to margins, contents otherwise bright and clean. Bindings tight and firm. A very good set of a rare work in any edition. Leao (c. 1530 - 1608), was a Portuguese lawyer, philologist and historian who published several important works on the history and laws of his nation. He eventually rose to the position of judge of the Casa da Supplicacao (court of appeals). His intention with this work was to remodel the medieval chronicles and it was undertaken by order of Philip the Second of Spain and First of Portugal. It contains the Chronicles of Dom Henrique, the founder of the Kingdom, until Dom Fernando, 1090 - 1383. It first appeared in Lisbon in 1600 and was reprinted in 1677. Although the title states "First part", there was no second part, these 2 volumes are all that was published. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Letters Written by the Late Right Honourable Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield, to His Son, Philip Stanhope, Esq; Late Envoy Extraordinary at the Court of Dresden: Together with Several Other Pieces on Various Subjects.

      Printed for J. Dodsley, London 1774 - Second state, with half-titles. In two volumes. vii, 568pp; 606pp + errata. Contemporary full acid calf, covers ruled in gold, spines elaborately decorated in gold and with red and green morocco labels lettered in gold, edges decorated in gold. Portrait frontispiece in volume I. With the bookplates of Edward Earl of Powis on the front pastedown endpapers. Corner tips and spines a bit worn, old stain affecting the edge of five of the leaves, very minor foxing. Overall, an appealing set. ; Quarto [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE LETTERS OF GOVERNOR HUTCHINSON, AND LIEUT. GOVERNOR OLIVER, &c. PRINTED AT BOSTON. AND REMARKS THEREON. WITH THE ASSEMBLY'S ADDRESS, AND THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE LORDS COMMITTEE OF COUNCIL. TOGETHER WITH THE SUBSTANCE OF MR. WEDDERBURN'S SPEECH RELATING TO THOSE LETTERS. AND THE REPORT OF THE LORDS COMMITTEE TO HIS MAJESTY IN COUNCIL

      London, 1774. Half title. Late 19th-century wrappers, typed paper label. Spine worn, additional minor wear to extremities, slight dust soiling. Very good, untrimmed. With [4]pp. of Benjamin Franklin's POLITICAL, MISCELLANEOUS, AND PHILOSOPHICAL PIECES... (London, 1799) in neat contemporary manuscript facsimile laid in. The inserted text concerns a partial defense of Franklin in the face of Wedderburn's harsh assaults on his character. Second edition. This edition was edited by Israel Mauduit and printed to defend his friend, Gov. Hutchinson. These letters by Hutchinson were leaked by a party unknown, but probably Benjamin Franklin, who was then still in London as agent for Pennsylvania and assistant postmaster for the American colonies. The mistrust of colonial intentions revealed in the letters created a firestorm of criticism in Boston and led to Hutchinson's literally fleeing the colony. "Publication of these letters - copies of which Franklin had secured in London - fanned revolutionary sentiment in America more than any other book of the period" - Howes. This volume also prints the proceedings of Franklin's grilling before the Privy Council. After Franklin's appearance and the famed assault on his character by Wedderburn, he was stripped of his post office sinecure, and his position in London was made difficult. The whole incident was a major escalation of the Revolutionary tensions in the American colonies, and the cause of Franklin's final disillusionment with the British ministry.

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        Historische und Politische Abschilderung der Engländischen Manufacturen, Handlung, Schiffahrt und Colonien, nach ihrer jetzigen Einrichtung und Beschaffenheit, Theils aus eigener Erfahrung, theils aus glaubwürdigen, sowohl schriftlichen als mündlichen Nachrichten, im Grundrisse entworfen mit untermischten Nachrichten vom Handelswesen anderer Länder.

      Wien, verlegts Johann Paul Kraus, 1774. - (1) Plan, (10) 268 (4) S., HPgmt. -- ADB XXXVII, 420. - ". K.K. Hofsecretair." - Taube wuchs in London auf, verbrachte seine Jugendjahre in Celle, studierte in Göttingen und erhielt nach verschiedenen Aufenthalten und Diensten eine Anstellung beim kaiserlichen Commercienrathe in Wien. - Mit einem Plan der Börse in London. --. Vom Ackerbau und Getraide. Von den Schäfereyen und Wollenmanufacturen. Von dem Flachsbau und der Leinweberey. Von den Steinkohlen. Von den Metallen, und den daraus gemachten Waaren. Von den Alaunsiedereyen. Von den Glashütten und Spiegelfabriken. Von den Seidenmanufacturen. Von der Hutmanufactur. Von mancherley anderen Waaren. Von der Fischerey. Vom Pelzwerk. . Von der Bilanz des großbritannischen Handels. .-- [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Voyage towards the North Pole undertaken by His Majesty's Command 1773

      London: printed by W. Bowyer and J. Nichols for J. Nourse, 1774. Quarto. (11 3/8 x 9 1/8 inches). Half-title, 15 folding or double-page engraved maps and plates (12 plates after John Cleveley, P. d'Auvergne, Barnes or W. Pars, 3 maps), 11 letterpress tables (3 folding, 8 double-page). Contemporary green morocco, covers with a gilt border composed of small tools, expertly rebacked to style, flat spine in six compartments, red morocco lettering pieces in the second and fourth, overall decoration in gilt in the remaining, marbled endpapers, gilt edges Provenance: Robert John Verney, Lord Willoughby de Broke (armorial bookplate); Dr. Elisha T. Sterling (inscription on verso of the terminal leaf) A fine copy of the first edition, here in an unusual and very beautiful contemporary green morocco binding. "First edition of the official account written by Captain Phipps, later Lord Mulgrave. This expedition of the Racehorse and Carcass , undertaken for the purpose of discovering a route to India through the northern polar regions, was blocked by pack ice north of Spitzbergen. The valuable appendix gives geographical and meteorological observations, zoological and botanical records, accounts of the distillation of fresh water from the sea, and astronomical observations. The voyage is perhaps best remembered for the presence of young Horatio Nelson, as midshipman aboard the Carcass , and his encounter with a polar bear" (Hill). The expedition had been proposed by the Earl of Sandwich and was the first serious British attempt to reach the North Pole since the early 17th century. The voyage was sponsored by the Royal Society and received encouragement from King George III. The two expedition ships were commanded by Phipps (aboard the Racehorse, ) and the Carcass commanded by Captain Lutwidge. The expedition was stopped by ice just north of Spitzbergen, but, in addition to numerous scientific observations, carried out a number of interesting experiments using innovative equipment including a thermometer designed by Lord Cavendish for measuring the temperature of water and Dr. Irving's successful apparatus for distilling fresh water from the sea. This first edition was quickly followed by a Dublin edition in 1775, a French translation published in the same year. A German translation was published in 1777, and an American edition was published in Philadelphia in 1810. The present copy, in a unusual and beautiful green morocco binding, was from the library of Robert John Verney, the 17th Baron Willoughby de Broke (1809-1862), with his bookplate on the front pastedown. The green morocco covers, however, are contemporary to the book's publication in 1774. The book was subsequently owned by Dr. Elisha T. Sterling, an eminent surgeon and naturalist from Cleveland, Ohio. On the verso of the final table, Sterling has penned an account of the capture of a 50lb. muskellunge on the Cuyahoga River and includes two small pen-and-ink sketches of scenes on Lake Erie. BM(NH) IV, p.1570; HBS 55366; Hill (2004) 1351; Nissen ZBI 3163; Sabin 62572; Stafleu & Cowan IV, p.1570.

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        Bibliotheca anatomica 2 vols

      London: Carol. Heydinger, 1774-1777. Haller, Albrecht von (1708-77). Bibliotheca anatomica qua scripta ad anatomen et physiologiam facienta a rerum initiis recensentur. 2 vols., 4to. [2], viii, 816; [6], 870pp. London [i.e., Zürich]: Prostant apud Carol. Heydinger . . . [Vol. I]; Zürich: Orell, Gessner, Fuessli et Socc. [Vol. II], 1774-77. 252 x 202 mm. (uncut). 18th century vellum, some wear, Vol. I rebacked and with new endpapers. Minor foxing and dust-soiling, edges of leaves a bit frayed, but very good. Old library stamps on titles and on several leaves throughout each volume. First Edition; English issue of Vol. I, consisting of the original sheets (printed in Zürich) with cancel title. ?Haller is one of the greatest names in medical bibliography. While pursuing his monumental scientific career he found time to compile bibliographies of botany, anatomy, medicine and surgery, which together form the most exhaustive summary of previous writings on these subjects? (Garrison-Morton.com 438). The present work is Haller?s bibliography of anatomy, consisting of two thick quarto volumes containing almost 1700 pages; Vol. I covers the period from ancient times to 1700 and Vol. II the years 1701-1774. ?[Haller?s] reputation as a bibliographer rests upon his four Bibliothecae, the compilation of which occupied him during the last ten years of his life . . . In each of these massive compilations the materials are arranged chronologically, each author being given a numbered section, and following his name a brief statement is made of his university and professional connections. His writings are then listed with an accurate transcription of the titles . . . Following each title, Haller gives a résumé of the contents of the book, usually with critical comment on the author?s conclusions and anything else about the book that he considered novel or interesting? (Fulton, The Great Medical Bibliographers, pp. 43-44).

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        Opuscules physiques et chymiques

      Paris: Durand; Didot; Esprit, 1774. [2], xxx, [2], 436pp. 3 folding engraved plates. 195 x 120 mm. 18th cent. calf gilt, lightly rubbed.but a fine clean copy with crisp impressions of the plates. First edition, with 6 cancel leaves as noted in Duveen & Klickstein. Lavoisier's first major work, "an advance over anything which had gone before" (Partington III, p. 393), in which he expressed his first doubts about the validity of the phlogiston theory. The Opuscules contains a history of gases (about which very little was known at the time) and a record of the quantitative experiments Lavoisier had carried out the previous year with great excitement and a presentiment of their revolutionary potential. He attacked the problems of combustion, calcination and air fixation, and solved the questions of whether quicklime is more or less complex than chalk; whether quicklime contains acidum pingue or fixed air; whether a metal is more or less complex than its calx; and whether calcination or combustion of a substance depends on the absorption of air. Duveen 339. Duveen & Klickstein 121. Norman 1288.

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        OBSERVATIONS ON THE ACT OF PARLIAMENT COMMONLY CALLED THE BOSTON PORT-BILL; WITH THOUGHTS ON CIVIL SOCIETY AND STANDING ARMIES

      Philadelphia, 1774. Modern red half morocco and cloth, spine gilt. Light, even toning to text. Minor wear, contemporary notation to final page. About very good. Philadelphia edition, after the original edition published in Boston the same year, printing the author's case against the first of the Intolerable Acts, which established the blockade of the Boston harbor. The Bill was passed in March 1774, in the wake of the Boston Tea Party in December 1773. The closing of Boston harbor, and the other Intolerable Acts, did more to bring together public opinion in the colonies, and led directly to calling of the First Continental Congress; this edition was no doubt printed to provide members of the Congress with copies of Quincy's arguments. Quincy was a leading figure in Massachusetts patriotic circles. In this work he excoriates Parliament for punishment of a whole community in response to the acts of private persons, likewise attacking standing armies as "armed monsters," "fatal to religion, morals, and social happiness," as well as liberty. A major political argument against the Crown's unjust actions, and a critical work on the road to Revolution.

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        An Epistle from Oberea, Queen of Otaheite, to Joseph Banks, Esq. translated by T.Q.Z. Esq. professor of the Otaheite language in Dublin, and all the languages of the undiscovered islands in the South Sea; an enriched with historical and explanatory notes

      London: Printed for John Almon, 1774. Quarto. (10 1/8 x 7 7/8 inches). 15pp. Modern straight-grained morocco and cloth, gilt, spine richly gilt "The third edition" of this popular lyrical satire at the expense of the eminent British naturalist, Sir Joseph Banks and his supposed dalliance with the Queen of Tahiti during Captain James Cook's first voyage The description of Queen Oberea of Tahiti in Hawkesworth's account of Captain James Cook's first voyage ensured that she became an object of fascination for the British. The apparent fact that Joseph Banks, the young, wealthy, and handsome young botanist aboard the `Endeavour', and Queen Oberea had been lovers only added to this fascination. One of the results of this interest is the present work: written in imitation of Ovid, the poem pokes fun at Banks and his purportedly amorous shore leave on Tahiti. The poem masquerades as an affectionate letter from Queen Oberea of Tahiti, who recollects her encounters with Banks. In the text, which incorporates notes from Hawkesworth's account of Cook's first voyage, Banks is cast as Ulysses and the Queen as Calypso. The true author of the work has been identified as Major John Scott-Waring of the East India Company. The first edition of this poem was published in 1773 and a second letter from the Tahitian Queen appeared in 1774. Beddie 3915; cf. Holmes 11 (the first edition); Kropelien 1166; O'Reilly-Reitman 9791.

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        MÉMOIRE SUR LES PAYS DE L'ASIE ET DE L'AMÉRIQUE, SITUÉS AU NORD DE LA MER DU SUD: ACCOMPAGNÉ D'UNE CARTE, INTITULEE: NOUVEAU SYSTÈME GÉOGRAPHIQUE, PAR LEQUEL ON CONCILE LES ANCIENNES CONNOISSANCES SUR LES PAYS NORD- OUEST DE L'AMERIQUE, AVEC LES NOUVELLES DÉCOUVERTES DES RUSSES AU NORD DE LA MER DE SUD.

      Paris. 1774.. viii,32,[3]pp. plus folding engraved map. Quarto. Modern straight-grain morocco, spine gilt. Slight discoloration near top of front board. Several skillfully- repaired tears, mostly marginal, with a couple reaching text. Map with light crease, but otherwise unsophisticated. Very good. An exceedingly rare and significant geographic analysis of the northwest coast of America and the North Pacific. Lada-Mocarski takes a rather jaundiced view of the map: "It is surprising to find a serious geographer who, as late as 1774, still used some of the fancy geographic features for the maps of the northwest coast of America. M. de Vaugondy's map still shows Lakes Bernarda, Velasco, and De Fonte, although in his MÉMOIRE accompanying this map he expresses doubts about the veracity of Juan de Fuca and De Fonte's claims. At least he has omitted the Mer de l'Ouest." Hill has a more encouraging perception, declaring that "By 1774, interest in the Siberian fur trade was so great that almost all the Aleutian Islands had been found and conquered, enabling Vaugondy to offer a good account and chart of the region." Eberstadt described the book as a "valuable contribution on the extent of Northwest Coast discoveries prior to Cook?'s voyage." The book was unknown to Sabin, and Eberstadt commented that only two copies were known as of 1941; this situation has hardly changed, with only a handful of additional copies popping up in the last seventy-five years. Fewer than twenty are known in institutions worldwide. HOWES V61, "b." STREETER SALE 3468. LADA-MOCARSKI 22. HILL 1456. SABIN 71874. WICKERSHAM 6689. EBERSTADT 127:357.

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        A Map of the most Inhabited part of New England containing the Provinces of Massachusets [sic.] Bay and New Hampshire, with the Colonies of Conecticut and Rhode Island, Divided into Counties and Townships: The whole composed from Actual Surveys and its Situation adjusted by Astronomical Observations

      London: Thomas Jefferys, 1774. Copper-engraved map, with contemporary outline hand colour, folding, as issued, in 24 sections backed onto linen (overall size: 39 1/2 x 41 1/2 inches). In fine condition with some spotting and toning. Contained within a modern dark red cloth two-fold chemise, all within a dark red morocco-backed cloth slipcase. The largest and most detailed map of New England that had yet been published, and one of the great maps of the east coast of America, by one of the greatest figures in 18th-century cartography: 'Mead's contributions to cartography stand out ... At a time when the quality and the ethics of map production were at a low ebb in England, he vigorously urged and practiced the highest standards' (Cumming, p.47) This is the grandest, most accurate and detailed map of New England produced during the British colonial period. It depicts the entire region from Long Island Sound up north to line of 44'30 of latitude. While it shows that the coastal areas, and the lower Connecticut Valley were well settled, areas of the interior, especially in New Hampshire and the future Vermont were just developing, with the early boundaries of townships having recently been established by surveyors. Importantly, this map contains two detailed cartographic insets, one of the city of Boston (upper-left), and another of Boston Harbor on the lower-right sheet. The map is also adorned with a very handsome pictorial title cartouche, depicting the arrival of the Pilgrims at Plymouth Rock in 1620. The present map is the third edition and fifth overall state of this work, after the first of 1755 and the second ca. 1763 and ca. 1768, with little alteration from the previous issue beyond the altered imprint. This copy of the 1774 edition is unusual (and more desirable) as it was clearly sold as a separately issued map: the 1774 edition is more usually found as part of Thomas Jefferys monumental The American Atlas of 1775. Jefferys (1719-71) was the leading British mapmaker and publisher of the mid-eighteenth century. He became the geographer to the Prince of Wales in 1746 and then to King George III in 1760. This map's maker, John Green, was an intriguing and larger-than-life figure, who has been called "the genius behind Jefferys". In addition to his extensive cartographic abilities, Green's personal history also stands out from amongst the biographies of other 18th-century British map makers. Green was born Braddock Mead in Ireland around 1688, married in Dublin in 1715 and moved to London in 1717. He was imprisoned in 1728 for trying to defraud an Irish heiress, and assumed his alias after his release from prison. He worked with Ephriam Chambers on his Universal Dictionary before joining the employ of Cave, Astley, and Jefferys. William Cumming remarked that 'had a number of marked characteristics as a cartographer ... One was his ability to collect, to analyze the value of, and to use a wide variety of sources; these he acknowledged scrupulously on the maps he designed and even more fully in accompanying remarks. Another outstanding characteristic was his intelligent compilation and careful evaluation of reports on latitudes and longitudes used in the construction of his maps, which he also entered in tables on the face of the maps ... Mead's contributions to cartography stand out ... At a time when the quality and the ethics of map production were at a low ebb in England, he vigorously urged and practiced the highest standards; in the making of maps and navigational charts he was in advance of his time. For this he deserves due credit.' (Cumming, p.45) Degrees of Latitude, 35; McCorkle, New England in Early Printed Maps 774.4 and cf. 755.19 (first edition/state); Sellers & Van Ee, Maps & Charts of North America & West Indies 1650-1789 , 799; Stevens & Tree, "Comparative Cartography" in Tooley, Mapping of America, 33(e); cf. Crone, "John Green. Notes on a neglected Eighteenth Century Geographer and Cartographer," Imago Mundi, VI (1950) p. 89-91; Crone, "Further Notes on Braddock Mead, alias John Green" Imago Mundi, VIII (1951) p. 69; Cumming, British Maps of Colonial America , pp.45-47.

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        [King David in Triumph] Subacta Syria, tulit David arma aurea, et detula ea in Jerusalem

      Rome, 1774. Copper engraving, on two joined sheets, by Ottaviani after drawings by Savorelli and Camporesi, printed in light brown coloured ink with contemporary hand-colouring. Neat marginal restoration. A stunning plate from "Logge di Rafaele nel Vaticano": with contemporary colouring of the highest quality from the golden age of the hand-coloured print. The main panel shows King David, having subdued Syria, returning to Jersusalem with armour made of gold. A very fine image from the second part of a work titled "Loggie di Rafaele nel Vaticano" depicting the decorative work executed by Raphael and his assistants between 1518-1519 in the Vatican. They were drawn by Gaetano Savorelli, a Roman painter and draughtsman best known for his Raphael drawings, and Pietro Camporesi, a Roman architect, who worked for Pope Clemens XIII and Pius VI on rooms for the Vatican Museum. The first to illustrate the famous frescoes, these beautiful plates were probably planned as early as 1760, but were not executed until 1772 to 1776. The plate is remarkable not only as the first important visual record of Raphael's work, but also for the quality of the hand-colouring - the work on this image is, in our opinion, some of the greatest to be produced in Europe during the whole of the eighteenth century: the golden age of the hand-coloured print. They were remarkable not just for their size and magnificent colouring, but also because of the influence they had on contemporary taste. The decision was made to "borrow" elements from Raphael's Vatican tapestries and insert them where the original frescoes were in too poor a state to be legible. The finished plates therefore represented an amalgam of design elements presented with a crisp freshness of colour that held enormous appeal and did much to stimulate the taste for the "grotesque" in the Neo-classical period. A year after the death of his principal patron Julius II, Raphael succeeded Donato Bramante in 1514 as the official Vatican architect. Having previously adorned the "Stanze" or chambers of Julius on the second floor of the papal apartments in the Vatican palace, he was commissioned by Leo X in 1517 to decorate the adjacent Logge. He designed an elaborate cycle of ornamental frescoes for the room's ceiling vaults, doors and auxiliary pillars, which were executed by his assistants Giulio Romano and Giovanni da Udine. Twelve of the quadrilateral ceiling vaults were adorned with murals of familiar Old Testament scenes and one with a scene from the New Testament, while the more decorative frescoes painted on the pilasters by Udine were covered with imaginative compositions of 'grotesque' motifs like foliage, fruit, and chimerical beasts. Cf. Brunet IV, 1110 & 1111; cf. Berlin "Kat". 4068 & 4066; "Raphael Invenit: Stampe da Rafaello" (1985) Ottaviano 22; cf. "Raphael: Reproduktions-graphik aus vier Jahrhunderten" (Coburg 1984) 104 & no. 245.

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