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        Élémens d'algebre. Tome premier ( - seconde). 2 vols.

      Lyon und Paris, Bruyset und Desaint 1774. - 8vo. XVI, 704 pp.; (2) lvs., 664 pp., (2) lvs. Contemporary calf (rubbed [particularly edges, corners, head and foot of spine, head of spine defective, joints a little broken). Sotheran 1247 and 7684. Not in Roller/G. First French edition; very rare. First time at all this work appeared in Russian (in 1768), then in German (in 1771). This French version formed the basis for the first translation into English. Sotheran about Euler's algebra: "The first volume treats of determinate algebra. This contains one of the earliest attempts to place the fundamental processes on a scientific basis. The work also includes the proof of the binomial theorem for an unrestricted index. The second volume treats of indeterminate or Diophantine algebra. This contains of solution of some of the problems proposed by Fermat, which had withero remained unsolved." Title with ownership inscription. Quire Pp (vol. II) bound in twice. Some browning throughout and soiling, in places handwritten marginalia. P. 585 /vol. I with a lateral mounted leaf with annotations. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Buechel-Baur]
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        ROZIER (François)

      1774 1221 - A Paris, chez Ruault, 1774, in-8, [4]-VI-8-LXXX-139-IV-[1] pages, demi-basane, dos à faux nerfs et fleuronné de l'époque, plats de papier tourniquet anciens, tranches rouges, Édition originale de ce livre peu courant. Il contient en préface un extrait des registres de l'Académie des Sciences du 26 mars 1774, signé Lavoisier et Macquer. Le nom de l'auteur, l'abbé François Rozier, apparait à la fin de la l'épître dédicatoire à Trudaine de Montigny. "Auteur du journal d'observations sur la physique.", indique le titre, Rozier (1734-1793) est surtout connu pour son Mémoire sur la meilleure manière de faire et de gouverner les vins (Rouault, 1772) et son Cour complet d'agriculture. Agronome célèbre originaire de Lyon, il fut docteur en théologie, puis directeur de l'école vétérinaire de Lyon. Étiquette de la bibliothèque du médecin Hyacinthe Théodore Baron (1707-1787), doyen de la faculté de médecine de Paris de 1750 à 1753 et membre de l'Académie des sciences ; devise "Mihi res, nom me rebus" (je veux maîtriser les évènements et non être leur esclave. Henry-André, Les ex-libris de médecins, p. 82). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The History of the Renowned Don Quixote De La Mancha being an accurate , complete and most entertaining narrative of the wonderful achievements of that incomparable Hero and Knight Errant… Translated from the original Spanish by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedre

      London: J.Cooke at Shakespeare Head, Paternoster Row, 1774. Full Leather. Very Good. Samuel Wale . Two volumes.Large 8vo. Bound in leather with new spine with labels retaining the original boards, these have been reattached using a cloth tape on the inside hinge on both volumes. Vol one: frontis; title page, xii; 390pp, last page note from the translator. Illustrated with 11 copper engraved plates after ?'Wale?' ; Vol 2: title page (not dated) ; iv; 398pp. Illustrated with 9 copper engravings after ?'Wale?'. The artist is Samuel Wale and the plates are engraved by Rennoldson (frontis + 14) and Thomas Ryder I (5). Considered by Givanel as the first Romantic illustrated edition (GG148). Collated and complete. Some minor foxing and slight browning as expected of a book of this date.Generally in very good condition. Rare.

      [Bookseller: Roe and Moore]
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        Hagada seder shel Pesach [Passover Haggadah]

      Widows [sic] of Chaim ben Zvi Hirsch, Furth Fuerth 1774 - Yudlov 270 Yaari 175. Taf kuf lamed dalet. 14 leaves. In margin: perush al pi Hasod. Ashkenazic translation in tseena ureena font for the Dinim, Adir Hu, Ehad mi Yodea and Chad Gadya. The few illustrations are based on Fuerth 1746. Vellum spine. Two pages have last line of commentary damaged with some loss. Last two leaves have expertly repaired damage to margins with some loss of text. Apparently very rare edition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Deutsche Chronik. [ab 1775 Teutsche Chronik, spät.: Vaterlandschronik, ab 1790: Chronik].

       Augsburg/Ulm,Stage,Wagner. u. Stgt., Vlg. d. Kaiserl. Reichspostamtes 1774-1777 u. 1788-1791. 1. Jg. 1774 - 4. Jg. 1777 und 1788-1791. 8°. 5 Bll., 630, 48 (2) S. (1.-3. Beilage). Mit gest. Titelportr.; 832 (14) S. (Reg.), Beigeb.: Hirtenbrief des Hochwürdigen...Herrn Anton Peters...Prag 1776. 30 S.; 832; 820 ; 640, 182; 420; Tit., 421-818, 28 S. (Kunstblatt zur Vaterlandschronik Mit 6 gefalt. Notens.); 433-908; 456-892; 424 S.; S. 425-852. Kart d. Zt. Mit hs. Rückentit., Bd. 4 m. Brandloch u. geringem Textverlust. 1 Vorderdeckel gelockert. Es fehlen die Beilagen 4 und 5 mit den Seiten 49-64 im 1. Jg., die Ss. 33-49 im 4. Jg., weiters d. 5.-8. Jg. (nicht v. Schubart hrsg.); der 10. Jg. 1789/Erstes Halbjahr u. der 11. Jg. 1790/Erstes Halbjahr.H. G. Klein in Fischer, Dt. Zeitschr. 103 ff.; Goed. IV/1, 859, 59; Schulte-Str. 22 (kennt die Anhange im vierten Jg. nicht) - Fast alles zu Schubarts Lebzeiten Erschienene! - Die \"Deutsche Chronik\" erschien unter wechselnden Namen von 1774-1793 und wurde mit einer zehnjährigen haftbedingten Unterbrechung Schubarts (1777-1787) bis zu seinem Tode alleine verfaßt und herausgegeben.(Nach seiner Gefangennahme von J.M. Miller, K.F. Kohler, J.H. Haid u.a. fortgesetzt nur bis1781 fortgesetzt). - Christian Friedrich Daniel Schubart (1739-1791), Dichter, Organist (in Ludwigsburg), Komponist und Journalist erlangte historische Bedeutung durch seine scharf formulierten sozialkritischen Schriften, mit denen er die absolutistische Herrschaft und deren Dekadenz im damaligen Herzogtum Württemberg öffentlich anprangerte. Hochinteressant ist besonders die in dieser Zeitschrift dargestelle Entwicklung der Französischen Revolution. Versand D: 4,00 EUR Zeitschriften, Geschichte

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        Journal of the Proceedings of the Congress

      1774 - (CONTINENTAL CONGRESS). Journal of the Proceedings of the Congress, Held at Philadelphia, September 5, 1774. Philadelphia: Printed by William and Thomas Bradford, 1774. Octavo, period-style three-quarter brown calf and marbled boards. Housed in a custom folding chemise and full morocco clamshell box. $60,000.First edition, exceedingly rare first expanded issue of the first official Journal of the Continental Congressâ€"the first to contain the Petition to the King and Gage’s October 20, 1774 letterâ€"published in Philadelphia by the Bradfords soon after their virtually unobtainable first issue, one of the earliest publications of the American governmentâ€"“of the greatest rarity"â€"containing the seminal “Declaration of Rights and Resolves” to the King and Parliament on colonial rights, and featuring the famous woodcut design on the title page that represents the first attempt to create a seal to “represent emblematically a united nation” in America, one of the most fundamental documents of the American Revolution.In response to the Coercive or Intolerable Acts enacted by Parliament from March-June 1774, the colonies united and sent delegates to the First Continental Congress, which met in Philadelphia from September 5 through October 26, 1774. The delegates, including George Washington, John Adams, Patrick Henry, Samuel Adams, John Jay and John Dickinson, were gathered to compose a statement of colonial rights, identify the British government's violation of those rights, and provide a plan that would convince Britain to restore those rights. This very rare first edition, second issue, of a Journal of the Proceedings of the Congress contains the full account of these extraordinary days. It was published by order of the Congress from the official minutes taken by Secretary Charles Thomson, and printed by William and Thomas Bradford, the official printers to the new government. This is one of the earliest publications of the new government, with this rare expanded first edition preceded only by the 132-page issue of late 1774, and pamphlets containing partial extracts of the proceedings "printed in separate parts and issued as the acts and resolutions occurred" (Adams, American Controversy:244). This rare expanded issue is also the first to add the twelve highly important pages of text, consisting of General Gage's October 20 letter to Peyton Randolph, and the famous Petition to the King, which reasserts the colonists' objections to unjust "duties imposed on us… useless and oppressive restrictions," the violation of civil and property rights, and much more. This text of the Petition was agreed upon and voted in executive session on October 1, 1774, and probably reached England in early November. It does not appear in the 132-page issue of the Journal that was likely published in Philadelphia that November because at that time the Petition was still secret. While it certainly reached Lord North in England, it is unclear whether the King ever saw it. By mid-January 1775, when it seemed unlikely the Americans would receive a response (there never was), the Petition was included in this expanded issue of the Journal, possibly published on January 17, 1775.The deliberations of the First Continental Congress "were to be confidential; no news of votes and proceedings was made public. But as the work of the Congress gathered momentum, resolutions, declarations and addresses intended for wide circulation were ordered to be printed. "An eager and excited American public was anxious to learn what the unprecedented Congress had accomplished. The printers immediately began to put together the most important public statements, at first consisting of the separate pamphlets they had printed brought together under the title, dated October 27, Extracts from the Votes and Proceedings of the American Continental Congress, and then, to meet the demand, reprinted it as an entity." The title page of this expanded issue of the Journal fea [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Letters. WITH: Miscellaneous Works

      1774 - CHESTERFIELD, Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of. Letters Written by the Late Right Honourable Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield, to his Son, Philip Stanhope, Esq. Two volumes. WITH: Miscellaneous Works. Two volumes. London: J. Dodsley, 1774. Together, four volumes, uniformly bound. Quarto, contemporary full tree calf skillfully rebacked with original elaborately gilt-decorated spines and spine labels neatly laid down. $4500.First edition of Chesterfield’s celebrated letters to his son: “I wish to God that you had as much pleasure in following my advice, as I have in giving it to you.” Together with Chesterfield’s memoirs, essays, and additional letters, with seven (of eight) engraved portraits of Chesterfield and his contemporaries. Four quarto volumes in lovely contemporary gilt-decorated tree calf.Chesterfield began the correspondence when his illegitimate son Philip was barely five and continued writing him regularly throughout his life. The letters consist of carefully considered instruction in all branches of learning and the social graces, enriched by personal essays on history and the classics. Philip’s early death in 1768 led to his father’s decline, and, after Chesterfield’s death in 1773, Philip’s widow prepared the letters for publication. “Chesterfield’s achievements betray a brilliance of intellectual gifts and graces” (DNB). Close friend of Pope, he proved an eloquent statesman admired even by his political opponents. He was Walpole’s most bitter antagonist. Bound with both half titles and with errata for Volume I appearing at rear of Volume II. Second state of Volume I, with “quia uroit” corrected on page 55, line 16. Letters with engraved frontispiece of Chesterfield; Works without engraved portrait of Earl Stanhope (seven of eight called for); with all half titles. Gulick B2. Rothschild I:596. Bookplate in each volume; owner pencil signature.Interiors clean and fine, spines with some minor rubbing. A very handsome set in excellent condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Naauwkeurige Waarneemingen omtrent de veranderingen van veele Insekten of gekorvene Diertjes, die in omtrent vijftig Jaaren, zo in Vrankrijk, als in Engeland en Holland, bij een verzameld naar 't Leven konstig afgetekend en in 't Koper gebragt zijn.

      - Amsterdam, J. Sluyter, 1774. Folio (410 x 258mm). pp. (iv), 34, (2), with 1 handcoloured engraved title-vignette and 33 handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, gilt ornamented spine. Second enlarged edition edited by M. Houttuyn. "One year after the author's death his collection of butterflies and other insects was sold in auction. The copperplates of the first edition and letterpress was bought in auction by Sluyter. Houttuyn who had borrowed eight plates with description from Ladmiral when he was working on the section Butterflies for his edition of Linnaeus, offered the publisher to edit these together with the first 25 plates. In total seventy metamorphoses are depicted on thirty-three hand-coloured plates" (Landwehr 105). Second enlarged edition of this attractive work on butterflies, their larvae and their food plants. The first edition was published in 1740 with 25 plates only. The fine plates were all drawn and etched by l'Admiral himself. He was a gifted amateur entomologist, who began to study insects at the early age of ten years.Hagen I, 3; Horn & Schenkling 53: "Selten" [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        OZANNE (Nicolas)

      s.d 1232 - Paris, chez le Sieur le Gouaz, s.d (1774), in-folio, 4 pl, 1 carte, 10 pl, 12 pp, ii d'explications des termes de marine, Demi-veau à coin, dos à 5 nerfs orné, tête dorée, Première édition. Exemplaire enrichi d'un envoi d'un officier au commandant Donval (1881-1957), au nom des "officiers profondément reconnaissants des deux belles années de campagne qu'ils lui doivent et heureux de les avoir accomplis sous ses ordres", daté du 1er janvier 1936. Ozanne, membre adjoint de l’Académie de Marine, chargé de travaux au bureau des ingénieurs géographes de la guerre et dessinateur de marine, est l'auteur de nombreux ouvrages sur le sujet, dont l'ensemble forme un témoignage rigoureux sur la marine de son temps. De fait, il n'est pas étonnant qu'il consacre un ouvrage au corsaire français Duguay-Trouin, lieutenant général des armées navales, commandeur de l'armée royale et militaire de Saint-Louis, dont les campagnes sont parmi les plus belles de l'histoire navale française. Dans l'avertissement de cet ouvrage entièrement gravé d’après les dessins de Nicolas Ozanne par Jeanne-Françoise et par Yves Le Gouaz, il est expliqué que les illustrations sont plus efficaces et plus "utiles" que les écrits "qui exigent une tension fatigante pour se représenter les choses". Ainsi les différentes campagnes de Duguay-Trouin sont ici conceptualisées par l'iconographie. L'illustration se compose d'une carte sur laquelle sont indiqués les lieux des combats (d'après le texte des mémoires du capitaine de 1740), qui renvoie aux planches, très détaillées et d'une grande finesse. Trou de vers en haut des pages sans atteinte au texte ni aux planches. Reliure frottée. Coins et mors émoussés. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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      Boston, 1774. Stitched as issued, later stitching. Minor soiling. Very good plus. Untrimmed. In a half morocco and cloth folder. This pamphlet presents 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. 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. Often reprinted, this is the first edition.

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        Gesamtansicht ('Arnhem en de omliggende Landsdouwen te zien van de hoogten naar den Eltenberg').

      - Kupferstich b. Saakes, 1774, 21,5 x 33 (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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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, Lederbände der Zeit, 21 x 18 cm, Einband leicht berieben, sonst gut erhalten.

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        The History of the Renowned Don Quixote de la Mancha

      London, UK: J. Cooke at Shakespear?s Head, 1774 Early edition. Complete in 2 volumes, translated by Charles Henry Wilmot. Marbled with leather.

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      London, 1774. Modern three-quarter calf and marbled boards. Period manuscript annotations. Text clean. Very good. Leigh was the Attorney-General of South Carolina just prior to the Revolution, and an able and capable servant of the Crown. Proclaiming himself "a downright Placeman," Leigh used his position and influence to make a fortune and be granted a baronetcy for his services. As the Revolution gathered he came into direct conflict with the wealthiest South Carolina citizen, Henry Laurens, soon to be one of the leaders of the Revolution, and with Thomas Lynch, a delegate to the First Continental Congress at the time this pamphlet was issued, who proclaimed Leigh "the greatest Rascall among the King's Friends." In this pamphlet Leigh attacks his patriot enemies. "This shrewd and dispassionate examination of the internal disputes of the colony of South Carolina, contains a detail of curious and interesting transactions" - Sabin. This pamphlet, which has also been attributed to William H. Drayton, elicited a response by Arthur Lee, in which Leigh is identified as the author. Shortly after publication Leigh was forced to flee to England. Quite rare, accorded a "b" by Howes.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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      Edinburgh 1774 - 2 vol. pp, D‚corative reliure avec guirlande dor‚e sur les plats. maroquin rouge, dos nerfs richement orn‚, tranches dor‚es, reliure de l'‚poque

      [Bookseller: Librairie M. Slatkine & Fils]
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        Des Elementarwerks Erster bis vierter Band (compl., 4 Bde., ohne den Tafelbd.). Ein geordneter Vorrath aller nöthigen Erkenntniß. Zum Unterrichte der Jugend, von Anfang, bis ins academische Alter, Zur Belehrung der Eltern, Schullehrer und Hofmeister, Zum Nutzen eines jeden Lesers, die Erkenntniß zu vervollkommnen.

      Dessau, S. L. Crusius, 1774 8°, 8 B. (Dedikationen), XVIII, 432 S.; 1 Bl., 509 S.; 416 S.; 256 S., Kart. der Zeit. m handschr. Rückenschildern, 2 Bde. mit teilweisen Fehlstellen des Überzugsapiers a. Rücken. Wappen-Exlibris a. Vors. 1 Bd m. kleinen Mäusefrass a. Deckel u. 8 Bl.- etwas fleckig. Innen Erste Verlagsausgabe.- Band 1 (Bücher 1-3): Nur für die erwachsenen Kinderfreunde (didaktisch-methodische Einführung) - Von mancherley. besonders von dem Menschen und der Seele - Gemeinnützige Logik; Band 2 (Bücher 4-6): Von der Religion. Die Sittenlehre. Von den Beschäfftigungen und Ständen der Menschen; Band 3 (Bücher 7-8): Die Elemente der Geschichtskunde. Die Naturkunde; Band 4 (Bücher 9-10): Fortsetzung der Naturkunde. Das Noethigste der Grammmatik und von der Wohlredenheit.- Handb. KJL III. 54; Wegehaupt 79. -Basedow (1724-1790) legte 1774 sein pädagogisches Elementarwerk zu Grundfragen der Erziehung des Menschen vor. Zu den Schwerpunkten. denen er große Bedeutung beimaß. gehörte auch die geschlechtliche Aufklärung und Unterweisung. Bereits in seiner Philalethie (Altona 1764) hatte er die Forderung an alle Eltern und Erzieher gestellt. den brennenden Fragen der Kinder nicht auszuweichen. sondern sie wahrheits- und kindgemäß zu beantworten. In seinem Elementarwerk gab er auch praktische Anregungen für die Unterweisung in Elternhaus und Schule. Daniel Chodowiecki schuf dafür die hier leider fehlenden Kupfertafeln. Mit dem Elementarwerk schuf Basedow das moderne Realienbuch: Es verband Text und Bild und Sachinformationen. die dialogisch erörtert wurden. Versand D: 20,00 EUR Alte Drucke - nach 1550 Pädagogik

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      Philadelphia: Coffee House, 1774. Half title. Bound to style in three-quarter calf and marbled boards, spine gilt extra, leather label. Half title lightly soiled, contemporary ownership inscription ("Thos. Sinclair"). Light scattered foxing and soiling to text; p.15 torn at edge, not affecting text. Very good. The Journals of the first Continental Congress, describing its meetings from Sept. 5, 1774 to Oct. 26, 1774, and one of the most basic documents of the American Revolution. This is the first issue of 132 pages, preceded in publication sequence only by a very rare misdated state of the titlepage. Committees of Correspondence resolved to hold a Continental Congress in June of 1774, and delegates from twelve colonies (none from Georgia) gathered in Philadelphia in the Fall. It included many of the most distinguished men in America: Samuel and John Adams, Roger Sherman, John Jay, Joseph Galloway, John Dickinson, Richard Henry Lee, George Washington, Edmund Pendleton, and Henry Middleton, among others. The Congress succeeded in taking numerous important steps. On Oct. 14 they adopted a Declaration of Rights, and agreed to an Association governing imports and exports and boycotting British goods. They also drafted an Address to the People of Great Britain and another Address to the Inhabitants of the Province of Quebec. They agreed to reassemble on May 10, 1775 for what was to be the fateful Congress that broke with England. The titlepage bears the famous seal of the Congress, showing twelve hands representing the twelve participating colonies supporting a column topped with a Liberty Cap and resting on the Magna Charta.

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        Traite des maladies chirurgicales, et des operations qui leur conviennent. Erster Band. Mit im Anhang beigebundenen 31 gefalt. Kupfern; gestochenes Frontispiz, zahlreiche Kopf- u. Schlußvignetten im Text. Erste Ausgabe

      Paris: Fr. Didot 1774 GLDr. der Zeit auf 5 Bünde gebunden, florale Rückenvergoldung und Rückentitel, roter Schnitt, gemusterte ursprüngliche Vorsätze, [9]+CIV+[1]+407 Seiten, 8°, leicht berieben und bestoßen, Rückenverzierung/Rückenschildchen etwas abgeblättert und abgegriffen, Kanten und Ecken leicht beschabt, Seiten und Tafeln stellenweise unscheinbar beschmutzt, sonst sehr guter Zustand.Alte Drucke, Medizin

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        Antichità e pregj della Chiesa Guastallese ragionamento storico-critico.

      Parma: Dalla Reale Stamperia. 1774. "4to, pp. vii, [1], 199; typographical ornamental border on title page, typographical ornaments throughout; contemporary and probably original vellum-backed pastepaper-covered boards, some wear at the edges, but very good and sound. An early Bodoni. Brooks 53."

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        Theatrum pontificiale, oder Schau=Platz der Bruecken und des Bruecken=Baues, Eine deutliche Anweisung, Wie man nicht nur auf mancherley Orth ueber Graeben, Baeche und Fluesse gelangen, auch so gar in Wasser=Noth mit gewissen Machinen und besonderne Habi sein Leben retten kan.. Alles mit vielen Exemplen und denen vornehmsten Bruecken in und ausser Teutschlandes, Sonderlich aber Mit einer vollkommenen Beschreibung derer Pontons vorgestellet und in Kupferschnitt.

      Leipzig, Breitkopf,, 1774. Neu aufgelegt. 8 Bl., 153 S., 2 Bl. Mit einem Textholzschnitt und 56 (von 60) ngestochenen Tafeln. 4°Halblederband der Zeit mit Rückenschild ( beschabt und etwas bestossen unteres Kapital rasiert. vgl. Graesse IV, 188; Brunet III, 1033; Pogendorf I, 1438; Kat. der Ornamentenstichsammlung Bln. 3553,- Die hier vorliegende zweite Auflage des bekannten Werkes über den Brückenbau und Verwandtes erschien ursprünglich im Jahre 1726 als Bd. VII des \" Theatrum Machinarum generale\". Leupold behandelt darin alle Arten von Brücken ( Hängebrücken, Binsenbrücken, Ziehbrücken, Pontons usw.). Ferner erläutert ner den Nutzen von Taucheglocken, Schwimmgürteln, Taucherhelmene und Unter-Wasser-Anzügen, u.a. in den Kapiteln über die \" Beschreibung des Wasser-Harnischs, über dem Kopff zu stürtzen\" und über die Möglichkeit und über die Möglichkeit, \" Vermittelst eines kleinen Schiffes, so man in eine Schunpftuch binden kan, über das Wasser zu fahren\". Die ersten 4 Tafeln mit koriosen Abbildungen dieser Hilfsmittel; alle weuter Tafeln zeigen eine sehr schöne Ansicht von Regensburg, sowie den Bau und die Kosntruktion verschiedener Brücken, z.B. die Brücken bei Prag und Bärenburg soie der große Äquadukt bei Nimes. Die Tafeln ( wie in allen Exemplaren) fehlerhaft numeriert (I-LVII, II A, XVI A und XL A); abgesehen davon fehlen die Tafeln 21, 27-29. Fleigender Vorsatz mit altem handschriftlichem Besitzvermerk; Schmutztitel mit kleinem Tinetnfleck; Durchgehend papierbedingt gebräunt. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        POSTSCRIPT TO THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET. NO. 147 [caption title]

      [Philadelphia. 1774].. [2]pp. Single folio sheet. Two insignificant holes in left margin not affecting text, a few minor fox marks. Else very good. This extra to THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET is notable for printing an extract of the debates and proceedings in the House of Commons relative to the Quebec Act. This bill was an important factor in stimulating revolutionary feelings in the colonies and was considered one of the Intolerable Acts by the colonists. Such news as contained herein, relating to imposing a military government in Quebec, would have been of the utmost interest to American colonists, as a possible sign of things to come for the rest of the colonies. It was through this bill that the province of Quebec was extended to the Ohio River on the south and the Mississippi River on the west, effectively putting under British military rule much of the hinterland claimed by various other colonies. To placate the French inhabitants, the bill allows free exercise of Catholicism and French civil law. "Colonial propagandists effectively used the Quebec Act to widen the breach between the mother country and the colonies by declaring the British government intended to use the 'Popish slaves' of Quebec to establish the doctrines of royal absolutism throughout the American colonies" - DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN HISTORY. ^An important colonial newspaper extra making known news that would further kindle revolutionary sentiment in the colonies. DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN HISTORY IV, p.388.

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        Les principales aventures de l'admirable don Quichotte, représentées en Figures par Coypel, Picart Le Romain, & autres habiles Maitres; avec les explications des trente - une Planches de cette magnifique collection; Tirées de l'Original Espagnol de Miguel

      A la Haye, et se trouve A Paris, 1774. 2 vol. in 16° (185 x 125 mm), pp. n. VIII, 254, XIII inc.; 322, XXIII inc. Legatura in mezza pelle coeva con titolo e volume impressi in oro su tasselli in pelle color arancio, dorso con fregi impressi in oro. I due volumi contengono numerosi vignette e finalini. Presenti lievi fori di tarlo. Etichette d'inventario ai piatti superiori. Don Chisciotte della Mancia (titolo originale in lingua spagnola: El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha) è la più rilevante opera letteraria dello scrittore spagnolo Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, e una delle più importanti nella storia della letteratura. Vi si incontrano, bizzarramente mescolati, sia elementi del genere picaresco, sia del romanzo epico - cavalleresco. L'opera è tradotta in lingua francese e contiene 31 splendide incisioni di Coypel (autore di 25 delle 31 incisioni), Picart, Cochin e Boucher, scolpiti da R. Brunnet. Coypel fu il primo artista ad illustrare le gesta dell' eroe spagnolo in modo molto accurato e professionale.Cfr. Cohen - DeRicci p. 218.

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        Stadtplan mit Umgebung, "Plan von der so genannten Insel Potsdam nebst den umliegenden Gegenden mit allerhöchster Königlicher Verwilligung herausgegeben im Jahr 1774".

      - Kupferstich v. Schleuen, dat. 1774, 63,5 x 61,5 (H) Nicht bei Drescher/Kroll: Potsdam, Ansichten aus 3 Jahrhunderten. Früher und sehr seltener Plan von Potsdam, hier vorliegend im 1. Ausgabe. - Zeigt auch die Umgebung, u. a. Fahrlandsche See, Glienecke. Caputh, Werder. Oben rechts dek. Rokokokartusche mit Erklärungen zum Plan von A - Z und a - n. - Der Plan ist faltbar und in 20 Segmenten auf Lwd. montiert. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         [Nouvelles figures de proportions et d'anatomie du corps humain]. [Paris, engraved ca. 1687/88]. 71 x 53.5 cm. An extremely large engraved anatomical print (plate size 69 x 52.5 cm; engraved image 68.5 x 51.5 cm). In a passe-partout, under glass in a wooden frame painted black with the inside edge gilt (92 x 73 cm). .

      Choulant, Anatomic illustration, pp. 258-260; Haller, Bibl. anatomica I (1774), p. 744; Röhrl, History and bibliography of artistic anatomy, pp. 110-112, 420-42. Extremely rare anatomical print conceived, drawn and finely engraved by the Spanish artist and engraver Crisóstomo Martínez, one of the two largest (of 18) plates produced for an anatomical atlas left incomplete when he had to flee Paris for Flanders in 1690. Exactly centred in the print is an anatomical front view of a young adult male and to the viewer's left are a side and back view of the same man. To the viewer's right, below the central figure's left arm, stands the skeleton of a small child, probably no more than three years old. The circles and arcs often indicate how the parts of the body move. The print therefore combines elements from the traditional anatomical illustration of Vesalius with the notions of human proportion of Da Vinci, Pacioli and Dürer (continuing down to Le Corbusier's modulor man). But while the traditional anatomists depicted a dissected dead body, in process of decay, Martínez reconstructs a healthy live body from its parts. This also marked a departure from the traditional memento mori or vanitas images.With a few small and mostly marginal tears repaired, some faint and mostly marginal water stains, and a few small brown spots, but still in good condition. An extremely large and very finely executed anatomical print, made for a work that was never published and extremely rare..

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        Mémoire historique et pratique sur la musique des anciens, ou l'on expose le Principe des proportions authentiques, dites de Pythagore, & de divers Systêmes de Musique chez les Grecs, les Chinois & les Egyptiens. [.]

      À Paris, Chez Lacombe 1774 - (3) - XXIV - 252 (1 blanc). in-4°, veau marbrée, dos à cinq nerfs orné de fleurons (reliure de l'époque) « Seconde édition.» Illustré de deux figures gravées dans le texte, une planche de musique gravée, et d'une planche dépliante intitulé « Tableau de la correspondance des planètes aux heures du jour, & aux jours de la semaine, Heures du matin, Heures du soir, pour le saturnedit, soldit, lundi, mardi, mercredi, jeudi, vendredi ». épidermures sur le plat inférieur. Dans cet extravagant et étrange traité, l'abbé Pierre Joseph Roussier, autodidacte et émule de Rameau, propose un système universel se rapportant aux musiques du monde. Son propos était d'imaginer une histoire de la musique dans son ensemble, en intégrant le système des grecs anciens, des Égyptiens et des chinois afin de remonter à l'origine commune de tout les systèmes musicaux. Livre rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      New London, Ct.: Timothy Green, 1774-1779.. Twenty-eight separate imprints, paginations included in the individual listings below. Folio. The first twenty-one imprints disbound, with two volumes bound in 20th-century buckram, gilt leather labels. Small library ink stamp on the first leaf of each imprint in the bound volumes. Some leaves reinforced along gutter or with minor repairs or fills, a few leaves with small chips or short tears; a few folded, with separations along the fold lines. Some marginal worming, minor ink marginalia, some contemporary ink underlining. Good. A marvelous collection of Revolutionary War-era Connecticut colonial and state session laws, starting from early 1774 and running through April 1779. These works mark the transition from Connecticut as a British colony to its declaration of statehood, and through to its deep involvement in the Revolutionary War. It is interesting to note that in the intervening months between the imprints of December 1775 and May 1776 below, the words "HIS MAJESTY'S" drop from the title of the acts passed by the assembly. Also, in the three imprints for the October 1776 session, the "Colony" of Connecticut becomes the "State" of Connecticut. In fact, in the ACTS AND LAWS passed in that month, the assembly of Connecticut declares independence from Great Britain: "Resolved by this Assembly, That they approve of the Declaration of Independence [of the United States]...and of Right ought to be, a Free and Independent State, and the Inhabitants thereof are absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown...." ^The imprints here include the following: ^1) ACTS AND LAWS, MADE AND PASSED BY THE GENERAL COURT OR ASSEMBLY OF HIS MAJESTY'S ENGLISH COLONY OF CONNECTICUT...ON THE SECOND WEDNESDAY OF JANUARY...1774. pp.393-396. Contains acts on prosecuting delinquents and one providing funds for erecting and maintaining a lighthouse in New London. EVANS 13207. ^2) ACTS AND LAWS, MADE AND PASSED BY THE GENERAL COURT OR ASSEMBLY OF HIS MAJESTY'S ENGLISH COLONY OF CONNECTICUT...ON THE SECOND THURSDAY OF MAY...1774. pp.397-400. Includes a couple of additions to a previous act regarding the formulation and regulation of a militia. EVANS 13208. ^3) ACTS AND LAWS, MADE AND PASSED BY THE GENERAL COURT OR ASSEMBLY OF HIS MAJESTY'S ENGLISH COLONY OF CONNECTICUT...ON THE SECOND THURSDAY OF OCTOBER...1774. pp.401-406. Contains another act regarding the militia, and one act outlawing the importation of slaves, among others. EVANS 13209. ^4) ACTS AND LAWS, MADE AND PASSED BY THE GENERAL COURT OR ASSEMBLY OF HIS MAJESTY'S ENGLISH COLONY OF CONNECTICUT...ON THURSDAY THE SECOND DAY OF MARCH...1775. pp.407- 410. Contains an act for regulating naval officers, and an act suspending imprisonment for debt. EVANS 13871. ^5) ACTS AND LAWS, MADE AND PASSED BY THE GENERAL COURT OR ASSEMBLY OF HIS MAJESTY'S ENGLISH COLONY OF CONNECTICUT...ON THE SECOND THURSDAY OF MAY...1775. pp.411-412. Contains a further act establishing the Twenty-fourth Regiment of militia in Westmoreland, etc. EVANS 13872. ^6) AN ACT OR LAW, PASSED BY THE GENERAL COURT OR ASSEMBLY OF HIS MAJESTY'S COLONY OF CONNECTICUT...ON THE 1st DAY OF JULY...1775. [2]pp. An act for raising troops "for the special Defence and Safety of this Colony, with necessary Fire Arms." EVANS 13875. ^7) ACTS AND LAWS, MADE AND PASSED BY THE GENERAL COURT OR ASSEMBLY OF HIS MAJESTY'S ENGLISH COLONY OF CONNECTICUT...ON THE SECOND THURSDAY OF OCTOBER...1775. pp.413-415. Contains an act calling for periodic review of arms and ammunition, and one specifying a three-month period for each soldier in the militia to obtain "suitable Horse and Furniture, a Curbine[sic], and every other Article of Fire Arms and Accoutrements, which are by Law already directed and prescribed for Troopers...." EVANS 13873. ^8) AT A GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE GOVERNOR AND COMPANY OF THE ENGLISH COLONY OF CONNECTICUT...ON THE FOURTEENTH DAY OF DECEMBER...1775. Broadside. An act exempting officers and soldiers from poll tax payments for 1775 and 1776. EVANS 14697. ^9) ACTS AND LAWS, MADE AND PASSED BY THE GENERAL COURT OR ASSEMBLY OF HIS MAJESTY'S ENGLISH COLONY OF CONNECTICUT...ON THE FOURTEENTH DAY OF DECEMBER...1775. pp.417-418. Contains an act empowering the treasurer of the colony to sell escheats, and also an act for returning deserters to their commanders. EVANS 14688. ^10) AN ACT AND LAW, MADE AND PASSED BY THE GENERAL COURT OR ASSEMBLY OF HIS MAJESTY'S ENGLISH COLONY OF CONNECTICUT...ON THE FOURTEENTH DAY OF DECEMBER...1775. [2]pp. An act for encouraging the manufacture of salt- petre and gun powder. EVANS 14694. ^11) AT A GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE GOVERNOR AND COMPANY OF THE ENGLISH COLONY OF CONNECTICUT...ON THE FOURTEENTH DAY OF DECEMBER...1775. Broadside. An act empowering the Commander in Chief or commanding officers of the Continental Army to administer an oath. EVANS 14698. ^12) ACTS AND LAWS, MADE AND PASSED BY THE GENERAL COURT OR ASSEMBLY OF THE ENGLISH COLONY OF CONNECTICUT...ON THE SECOND THURSDAY OF MAY...1776. pp.419-425. An act for establishing naval offices in Connecticut. EVANS 14689. ^13) ACTS AND LAWS, MADE AND PASSED BY THE GENERAL COURT OR ASSEMBLY OF THE ENGLISH COLONY OF CONNECTICUT...ON THE FOURTEENTH DAY OF JUNE...1776. pp.427-430. An addition to an act for seizing the property of Loyalists, and providing for the sale of said property "for the Use of this Colony...." EVANS 14690. ^14) AT A GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE GOVERNOR AND COMPANY OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT...ON THE SECOND THURSDAY OF OCTOBER, 1776. [2]pp. An act for regulating the inspection and sale of gun powder. EVANS 14706. ^15) AT A GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE GOVERNOR AND COMPANY OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT...ON THE SECOND THURSDAY OF OCTOBER, 1776. [1]p. An act for apprehending and securing persons deemed dangerous to the state. EVANS 14705. ^16) ACTS AND LAWS, MADE AND PASSED BY THE GENERAL COURT OR ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT...ON THE SECOND THURSDAY OF OCTOBER...1776. pp.431-436. Contains Connecticut's official resolution approving of the Declaration of Independence of the United States. EVANS 14691. ^17) ACTS AND LAWS, MADE AND PASSED BY THE GENERAL COURT OR ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT...ON THE 19th DAY OF NOVEMBER...1776. pp.437-438. This act prevents "Monopolies and Oppression by excessive and unreasonable Prices for many of the Necessaries and Conveniences of Life." EVANS 14692. ^18) AN ACT OR LAW, MADE AND PASSED BY THE GENERAL COURT OR ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT...ON THE 19th DAY OF NOVEMBER...1776. pp.439-440. An embargo act for the governor. EVANS 14693. ^19) AT A GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE GOVERNOR AND COMPANY OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT...ON THE 19th DAY OF NOVEMBER...1776. 2pp. An act amending an earlier act "to prevent Engrossers, and for the better Supply of our Troops in the Army." EVANS 14708. ^20) ACTS AND LAWS, MADE AND PASSED BY THE GENERAL COURT OR ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT...ON THE 18th DAY OF DECEMBER...1776. pp.441-456. Contains an act for organizing all the regiments of militia in the state into six brigades, and more. The last paragraph on page 456 is printed in ten lines; Evans states there is also an issue printed in eleven lines. EVANS 15258. ^21) ACTS AND LAWS, MADE AND PASSED BY THE GENERAL COURT OR ASSEMBLY OF THE GOVERNOR AND COMPANY OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT...ON THE SECOND THURSDAY OF MAY...1778. pp.495- 501. Most of the text involves providing the government the authority to confiscate the estates of persons seen as enemies of the state, "who have heretofore voluntarily gone over to, joined with, and screened themselves under the Protection of the Enemies of the United States of America, or have aided and assisted them in their hostile Measures against said States, and have continued so to do, until the passing of this Act...." EVANS 15762. PRESENTLY[BOUND IN BUCKRAM]: ^22) ACTS AND LAWS, MADE AND PASSED BY THE GENERAL COURT OR ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT...ON THE THIRTEENTH DAY OF AUGUST...1777. pp.473-474. An act in addition to a previous act on treason, one outlawing the distilling of brandy, etc. EVANS 15260. ^23) ACTS AND LAWS, MADE AND PASSED BY THE GENERAL COURT OR ASSEMBLY OF THE GOVERNOR AND COMPANY OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT...ON THE ELEVENTH DAY OF OCTOBER...1777. pp.475-480. Contains acts on a loyalty oath, the estates of "Aliens, and Persons inimical to the United States of America," an act providing the framework for emancipating slaves in the state, and more. EVANS 15261. ^24) ACTS AND LAWS, MADE AND PASSED BY THE GENERAL COURT OR ASSEMBLY OF THE GOVERNOR AND COMPANY OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT...ON THE EIGHTH DAY OF JANUARY...1778. pp.481- 483. Contains two acts clarifying earlier acts, and a new act allowing for the appointment of "Barrack- Masters." EVANS 15760. ^25) ACTS AND LAWS, MADE AND PASSED BY THE GENERAL COURT OR ASSEMBLY OF THE GOVERNOR AND COMPANY OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT...ON THE TWELFTH DAY OF FEBRUARY...1778. pp.485- 494. Contains an act for regulating prices, preventing illicit trade, and others. EVANS 15761. ^26) ACTS AND LAWS, MADE AND PASSED BY THE GENERAL COURT OR ASSEMBLY OF THE GOVERNOR AND COMPANY OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT...ON THE TWENTY-FIRST DAY OF OCTOBER...1778. pp.503-506. Acts providing supplies for the Army and Navy, outlawing horse racing, and more. EVANS 15763. ^27) ACTS AND LAWS, MADE AND PASSED BY THE GENERAL COURT OR ASSEMBLY OF THE GOVERNOR AND COMPANY OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT...ON THE SEVENTH DAY OF JANUARY...1779. pp.507-512. Containing an act to provide necessary supplies to the Continental Army, and more. EVANS 16231. ^28) ACTS AND LAWS, MADE AND PASSED BY THE GENERAL COURT OR ASSEMBLY OF THE GOVERNOR AND COMPANY OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT...ON THE SEVENTH DAY OF APRIL...1779. pp.513- 516. Contains an act repealing part of an earlier act regarding a quota for the Continental Army, and others. EVANS 16232. ^An incredibly rare assemblage of late colonial and early Connecticut state laws. Such a collection would take untold years to assemble separately, if it could be done at all. The October 1776 Declaration of Independence is especially important, and correspondingly rare, with only seven institutional holdings in OCLC. EVANS 13207, 13208, 13209, 13871, 13872, 13875, 13873, 14697, 14688, 14694, 14698, 14689, 14690, 14706, 14705, 14691, 14692, 14693, 14708, 15258, 15762, 15260, 15261, 15760, 15761, 15763, 16231, 16232.

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        Theatrum Machinarum Generale. Schau-Platz Des Grundes Mechanischer Wissenschafften, Das ist: Deutliche Anleitung Zur Mechanic oder Bewegungs-Kunst. UND ANGEBUNDEN: Theatrum Machinarium. Oder: Schau-Platz der Heb-Zeuge, in welchem nicht nur angewiesen wird Wie durch Menschen und Thiere gewaltige Lasten bequem fortzubringen, Sondern auch Mancherley Arthen der vornehmsten, gebräuchlichsten, dauerhaftigsten und curieusesten, wie auch simplesten Machinen, Lasten von ungeheurer Größe und Schwehre, so wol von einem Orth zum andern nicht allein füglich fortzuschaffen, als zu erheben, neiderzulassen und mit Geschicklichkeit von einer Seite zur andern zu wenden, vorgestellet werden.

      Leipzig, Bernhard Christoph Breitkopf und Sohn 1774; Neue [2.] Aufl.; ca 38x25 cm; 9 [statt 10 - Reihentitel nicht eingebunden] Blätter, 188 Seiten, 2 Blätter mit 71 Kupfertafeln; 8 Blätter, 164 Seiten, 2 Blätter mit 56 Kupfertafeln; Ledereinband d. Zt. mit Rückenschild (Einband etwas bestoßen und leicht berieben, Buchrücken an den Kapitalen mit kleinen Fehlstellen, vorderes fliegendes Vorsatzblatt [leer] fehlt, Reihentitel nicht mit eingebunden, Textblätter vereinzelt geringfügig stockfleckig oder leicht gebräunt, Tafeln sauber; insgesamt gutes Exemplar mit den ersten beiden Bänden der Reihe)Versand D: 2,00 EUR Hebezeuge; Technik

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        \"Der Weise\". Ein bärtiger alter Mann in reicher Kleidung sitzt zwischen Kunstwerken und Symbolen für Künste und Wissenschaften, seine Rechte weist auf ein Gemälde. Unten der Hinweis: \"Wird zum Besten der neuen Armen-Schule zu Friedrichstadt bey Dresden verkauft.\"

       Kupferstich von Ch. Fr. Stölzel nach J.E. Schenau \"in den Hilscherischen Buchhandlungen\", Dresden und Leipzig, dat. 1774, 47 x 37,5 cm. Thieme-Becker Bd. XXXII, S. 89; Nagler, Stoelzel 24: \"Der Weise, auch Nathan der Weise ... Schönes Blatt\"; Andresen, Handb. Bd. II, Stölzel Nr. 4: \"Nathan der Weise\" usw.; Nagler und Andresen: \"Allegorie auf die Wohltätigkeit der Dresdner Freimaurer bei der Theuerung von 1772\". - Lessings \"Nathan\" wurde erst 1779 veröffentlicht. In der Hungersnot in Sachsen 1771/72 starben ca. 150 000 Menschen. Die Freimaurerlogen gründeten zusammen mit Pfarrer (später Hofprediger) Christian Ehregott Raschig in Friedrichstadt bei Dresden ein Armenschule. Die \"Neue Bibliothek der schönen Wissenschaften und der Künste\", Leipzig, 1775, schreibt S. 147f. über Schenaus Gemälde: \"Der Künstler, gerührt von den edlen Anstalten der Freymäurer in Sachsen, war auf den Einfall gekommen, den Institutor des Ordens zu schildern. Mit der rechten Hand zeigt er auf ein allegorische Bild, worauf die Wohlthaten der Freymäurer gegen das (sic!) Armuth geschildert sind. Greise werden gelabt, Kinder gekleidet, gespeist und unterrichtet ... Glücklich das Land, welches solche edle und menschenliebende Patrioten aufweisen kann.\" Ebenda über den Kupferstich: \"Dieses vortreffliche Gemälde ist nunmehr ... (von) Hrn. Stölzel mit ... Wahrheit, Geist und Geschmack in Kupfer gestochen worden\". Auf einem Tischchen ein Blatt mit der Definition des \"Weisen\" aus Ciceros \"De finibus\": \"Einen Weisen nennen wir jemand, der in zahlreichen Wissenschaften unterwiesen und mit guten Eigenschaften ausgestattet ist\", hier bezogen auf den dargestellten \"Institutor\" (=Stifter) der Freimaurer. - Einige Randeinrisse sorgfältig restauriert. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Dekorative Graphik, Dresden, Freimaurer

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      Paris, 1774. Quarto. Modern half mottled calf and marbled boards, spines gilt, leather labels. Some scattered foxing and tanning. Overall very good. The first French edition, after the original English edition of the previous year. Hawkesworth was commissioned by the Admiralty to edit this collection of voyages, which includes Cook's first voyage, to Tahiti to observe the transit of Venus across the sun, determine the distance between the sun and the earth, and continue Byron's explorations. During this voyage Cook visited Tahiti and made the necessary calculations, named and charted the Society Islands, explored and surveyed New Zealand, and charted the eastern coast of Australia, naming it New South Wales, finally returning to England in 1771. Other narratives are of Byron's voyage to the Gilbert and Tuamoto Islands, Wallace's discovery of Tahiti and Moorea, and Carteret's discovery of Pitcairn Island after his separation from Capt. Wallis in a storm. The handsome plates depict the natives, landscapes and seascapes, and the maps show the routes of the ships and areas charted. An early and important compilation. This French edition is not listed in Hill. Sabin calls for only 361 pages in the fourth volume and states that the French editions "should be accompanied by an Atlas entitled: Cartes et Figures A PARIS, CHEZ SAILLANT ET NYON,... M.DCC.LXXIV. 4to." The NUC makes no mention of an atlas, but the set cited there is imperfect, lacking the third volume.

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      Philadelphia, 1774. 12mo. Printed self-wrappers, stitched. Additional stab holes in blank gutter. Light soiling and scattered foxing. Overall very good. A Poor Richard's almanac issued on the eve of the Revolutionary War. The volume contains an article on Amsterdam's Society for the Recovery of Drowned Persons, various anecdotes and recipes, and an account of Mr. Thomas Wood of Essex by the College of Physicians in London, detailing the extreme diet through which he "metamorphosed from a Monster to a Person of moderate Size," in part by abstaining from drinking any kind of liquid ("excepting what he has occasionally taken in the Form of Medicine, and two glasses and a half of Water, drank on the 9th of May, 1766") from 1765 to the time of the article's publication in 1771. Woodcuts illustrating the different signs of the zodiac accompany each month of the almanac. The illustration, "The Anatomy of Man's Body, as govern'd by the Twelve Constellations," appears on page [5].

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      Philadelphia, Printed; London, Reprinted, 1774. Half title. Modern half calf and marbled boards, spine gilt. Bookplate on front pastedown. Near fine. Second British edition of a synopsis of the important actions of the first Continental Congress, including the Bill of Rights, the list of grievances, the Association, the Address to the People of Great Britain, and the Memorial to the Inhabitants of the British American Colonies. "The forerunner of the Declaration of Independence" - Howes.

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        The Art of Angling, and Complete Fly-Fishing.Describing the different Kinds of Fish, Their Haunts, Places of Feedingand Retirement: with An Account of the Generation of Fishes, andObservation on the Breeding of Carps, together with Directions how toregula

      Birmingham.Printed by John Baskerville. [1774].,. Hardcover. 16mo, 15.3cm, 2nd edition,viii,116p., (blanks), in full tan calf, gilt ruled raised bands, giltangling vignette illustrations repeated in the panels, gilt titles,triple gilt ruled borders on the boards with gilt fish illustration inthe centre, marbled endpapers, fine. Westwood & Satchell, p. 39;Heckscher 252. The preface is dated May 4, 1774. A revised edition of awork first published in 1758, at the time credited to Richard Bowlker,the author's father. ". After about 1780 the work appeared withCharles Bowlker as the author; it retained its popularity far into the19th century. The Bowlkers, father and son, were experienced anglers;stressed fly-fishing; and gave detailed descriptions of the appearancesand activities of natural flies. They also quote angling poems and songs,and certainly belong in the Waltonian tradition. ." Starkman. p121. From his list "Landmarks in the Evolution of the Literature ofAngling:1496-1969". .

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        Teutsche Academie der Bau-Bildhauer-und Malerkunst, worinn die Regeln und Lehrsätze dieser Künste gegeben, nicht weniger zu mehrerer Erläuterung die besten Exempel der alten und neuen Künstler in Kupfer beygefüget werden, wie solche in Rom auf das genaueste abgezeichnet sind. Nebst den Lebensbeschreibungen der besten griechischen, römischen und neuen Künstler ingleichen der Anzeige ihrer vornehmsten Werke. Zusammen getragen und mit vielen Kupfern gezieret durch Joachim von sandart auf Stockau. Nunmehr aber bey dieser neuen Ausgabe verändert, in eine bessere Ordnung gebracht und durchgehends verbessert, von Johann Jacob Volkmann. Des dritten Haupttheils zweyter Band, welcher drey Abtheilungen enthält. I. Von den alten egyptischen, griechischen und römischen Malern. II. Von den berühmtesten neuern italienischen Malern, Bildhauern und Baumeistern. III. Nachrichten von niederländischen und teutschen Malern.

      Nürnberg, verlegt von der Johann Andreas Endterischen Handlung, 1774. Groß-4°. 40 cm. [2] Blatt, Seite [5] - 64. 6 Blatt Kupfer. Seite [65] - 208. 12 Blatt Kupfer. Seite [209] - 424, [4] Blatt Verzeichnis. Neuer Ganzlederband mit erneuerten Vorsätzen. 2. Auflage. Graesse, Tresor des livres rares et precieux, Band VI, 264. Mit 18 Blatt Kupfern sowie 10 Textkupfern. Einige Blätter mit restaurierten Ecken. Gutes bis sehr gutes Exemplar. Versand D: 4,90 EUR Kunstgeschichte / art history; Malerei / painting

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        Register über die sämmtlichen zwölf Theile der Sammlung Hamburgischer Gesetze und Verfassungen mit historischen Einleitungen nebst einer Betrachtung über den Inhalt des ganzen Werks von Gottfried Schütze.

      Piscator Hamburg 1774 542 Seiten mit einigen gestochenen Vignetten, Ohldr, 8° ( 19,5 x 12,5 cm ). Aufgeteilt in 5 Register: Das erste Register: Summarisches Verzeichnis aller in den zwölf Bänden der Sammlung Hamburgischer Gesetze und Verfassungen und deren historischen Einleitungen enthaltenen Materialien und Ausführungen / Das zweite Register: Alphabetisches Verzeichnis der in den zwölf Bänden...angeführten Schriften und Schrifsteller / Das dritte Register: Alphabetisches Verzeichnis der in den zwölf Bänden...enthaltenen vornehmsten Sachen in welchem die römische Zahl den Band, die deutsche aber die Seiten bezeichnet. / Das vierte Register: Chronologisches Verzeichnis und Nachweisung der in den zwölf Bänden....ein- oder angeführten wichtigsten Staats- und Geschichts-Urkunden und Documente / Das fünfte Register: Eine Nachlese zu den vorhergehenden, welche Erläuterungen, Zusätze und Ergänzungen enthält,um dieses Repertorium für alle Arten der Leser noch gemeinnütziger zu machen. Einband stärker berieben, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen, der schmale Einbandrücken etwas angeplatzt und leicht beschädigt sowie etwas fleckig. Innen erste Seiten mit kleiner Beschädigung zum Außenrand hin ( ohne Textverlust ), Seiten teils braun- oder stockfleckig. - sehr selten - ( Gewicht 500 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Hamburg, Gesetze, Verordnungen, Verfassungen, Hamburg, Teil, Piscator, Register, Schütze, Gottfried Schütze, Gesamtregister, Google

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

      s.t., Amsterdam 1774 - Legatura coeva in mz. pelle con fili e titolo oro su tassello in pelle rossa. Ds. allentato con piccola fenditura. Carta dei piatti usurata ai margini. Tagli colorati a spruzzo. Interni buoni. Raro. 12mo (cm. 14), 3 Tomi in un Vol., 1 c.nn., 282, 2 pp.; VI (di VIII, manca l occhietto) pp., 304 pp.; XII-323(1) pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      Printed by W. Boyer and J. Nichols for J. Nourse, London 1774 - First edition, special issue with the maps on thin paper and the plates proofs before letters. 3 folding maps, 12 folding views and diagrams and 11 letterpress folding tables. viii, 253, [2] pp. 4to (284 x 223 mm). Inscribed to the Honorable Mrs. Richard Howe. The Phipps-Lutwidge expedition of the Racehorse and Carcass was to try and determine how far navigation towards the North Pole was possible. They sailed as far north as 80°48°N and journeyed along the ice barrier from Spitsbergen to Novaya Zemlya without finding further northern passage through the ice. While not attaining as much as they had hoped, Phipps did include important details of Spitsberg's natural history and resources. It is an "important addition to early nautical science" (Hill). Horatio Nelson, at fourteen, was Captain Lutwidge's coxswain on the Carcass during this voyage. Nelson and another slipped out one night to shoot a bear for the skin - Nelson wanted to give it to his father - they ran out of ammunition and were only rescued from their difficulties when the Carcass fired its gun and scared the bear away. Richard Westall's painting of Nelson attacking the bear is in the National Maritime Museum.A superb contemporary binding, with a significant presentation, inscribed on half-title, "To the Honble Mrs. Howe / from her obedient servant / The Author."Mrs. Howe was the wife of Richard Howe, British naval officer and politician. Westport, the Howe residence, is one of the great houses of western Ireland. Howe, whose ship the Dunkirk fired the first shots of the Seven Years' War, was MP for Dartmouth for 30 years, and in the late 1760s a member of the Board of Admiralty (hence the connection with Phipps, whose uncle Augustus Hervey was also a member). The early period of the "American War of Independence when Howe was commander-in-chief in North America, was then and is still the most controversial of his long career. For most of his command his younger brother Major-General Sir William Howe commanded the army in the colonies. Much has been written of their combined approach to hostilities, torn between conciliation and aggression, and the extent to which they exceeded or ignored instructions" (DNB). Phipps was later a member of the Admiralty board and a key adviser to Sandwich in the unsuccessful British strategy to retain the American colonies.A beautiful copy. Hill, p. 207; Sabin 62572; NMM 805; Lande Supplement S 1788. Provenance: Mrs. Howe (presentation inscription); with Westport House (County, Mayo, Ireland) bookplate Case E Shelf 3; bookplate of Marvyn Carton Contemporary sprinkled calf, morocco label, spine gilt, edges blue. Frontispiece map loose, small tear neatly repaired without loss. A beautiful copy 3 folding maps, 12 folding views and diagrams and 11 letterpress folding tables. viii, 253, [2] pp. 4to (284 x 223 mm) First edition, special issue with the maps on thin paper and the plates proofs before letters. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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      New-London, 1774. Small folio. Modern three-quarter calf and marbled boards, spine gilt, leather label. Old horizontal fold. Tanned throughout. Titlepage stained, and with three small holes along the horizontal fold affecting a few letters of text. Very good. Scarce New London printing of one of the most significant documents of the American Revolution, condensing the most important proceedings of the First Continental Congress between Sept. 5 and Oct. 26, 1774. This publishes the Declaration of Rights, passed Oct. 14, by which Congress asserts the colonists' rights as Englishmen and claims they were violated by the Stamp Act; the Townsend Act; the Coercive Acts; and the Quebec Acts. It further asserts their right to peaceably assemble and have their own legislatures. The Declaration is followed by the Association, by which the colonies bound themselves to an agreement regarding non-importation, non-exportation, and non-consumption of British goods, and resolved to reassemble the following May if wrongs had not been redressed. This is followed by two addresses, one to the people of Great Britain and the other to the inhabitants of the colonies, justifying the conduct of the Congress. These actions laid the basis for American resistance and organized rebellion which escalated into open warfare in the spring of 1775. Needless to say, the actions of the Continental Congress were of the greatest interest in the colonies, and these EXTRACTS... were published first in Philadelphia while Congress was still sitting. Printings followed in Albany, Annapolis, Boston, Hartford, Lancaster, New York, Newport, Norwich, and Providence, all in 1774. Timothy Green produced two editions in New London in 1774, the present edition and another one of seventy pages. Both editions have the same text, but the typeface used in this edition is significantly smaller and the size of the pages is larger.

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        The Deputy Commissary's Guide Within the Province of Maryland...

      1774. Copy of the First American Treatise on Wills that Belonged to an Important Early Illinois Statesman Vallette, Elie. [Sparrow, Thomas (1746?-1780?), Engraver]. The Deputy Commissary's Guide Within the Province of Maryland, Together with Plain and Sufficient Directions for Testators to Form, and Executors to Form Their Wills and Testaments, For Administrators to Compleat Their Administrations, And for Every Person Any Way Concerned in Deceased Person's Estates, To Proceed Therein with Safety to Themselves and Others. Annapolis: Printed by Ann Catherine Green and Son, 1774. [ii], iv, 248, [12] pp. Copperplate title page and table of descents. Octavo (7-3/4" x 5"). Contemporary sheep, re-backed in calf, retaining original lettering piece, endpapers renewed. Light rubbing to boards, corners bumped and lightly worn. Moderate toning to text, somewhat darker in places, occasional dampstaining, mostly to margins. Early owner signature of Ninian Edwards to front endleaf and margin of p.50, interior otherwise clean. $2,000. * Only edition. The first original American legal guide, it is also the first American book on the law of wills. Dedicated to Maryland Governor Robert Eden, it was printed by Ann Catherine Green, wife of Jonas Green, whom she succeeded as public printer of Maryland from 1767 to 1775. The engraved title page, the only one issued from a colonial Maryland press, and the plate were the work of Thomas Sparrow, the only engraver south of the Mason-Dixon Line prior to 1775. Vallette was registrar of the Prerogative Office of Maryland Province. Originally from Maryland, Edwards [1775-1833] was an important early Illinois statesman and political leader. He was the only governor of the Illinois Territory from 1809 to 1818, one of the first two United States Senators from Illinois from 1818 to 1824 and the third Governor of that state from 1826 to 1830. Wroth, Maryland Imprints 338. Wroth, The Colonial Printer in America 290. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 4632.

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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.

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      London, 1774. Folio. Modern paneled calf, spine gilt. Small hole in titlepage of first law, affecting four letters of text, expertly repaired. Large, wide-margined copies, near fine. The Boston Tea Party of December 16, 1773 unified both the protesting colonists in America and the forces of reaction in Great Britain in their respective positions. News of it arrived in London in January, 1774. From the point of view of the English government of Lord North, which commanded a firm majority in Parliament, the Tea Party represented an outrageous act of defiance which must be quashed. As soon as news arrived in London, legislation was prepared to punish the defiant colonists and bring the colonies, especially Massachusetts, firmly to heel. Their goal was to punish Massachusetts for the Tea Party and extend direct Royal control at the expense of popular liberty. Between March 31 and June 22, 1774, five acts were passed which became known collectively as the Coercive or Intolerable Acts. As news of each reached America, with troops to enforce it, a new spirit of defiance was kindled. 1) The first law passed, on March 31, was the Boston Port Act: ANNO REGNI GEORGII III. DECIMO QUARTO. CAP. XIX. AN ACT TO DISCONTINUE, IN SUCH MANNER, AND FOR SUCH TIME AS ARE THEREIN MENTIONED, THE LANDING AND DISCHARGING, LADING OR SHIPPING, OF GOODS, WARES, AND MERCHANDISE AT THE TOWN, AND WITHIN THE HARBOUR, OF BOSTON, IN THE PROVINCE OF MASSACHUSET'S BAY, IN NORTH AMERICA. London: Charles Eyre & William Strahan, 1774. Caption title, pp.515-522 (pp.517 and 520 misnumbered 417 and 420). The Port Act closed the port of Boston to all shipping, strangling its commerce. This was particularly aimed at the merchants, such as John Hancock, who were seen as the ringleaders of the dissent. For a city such as Boston, which lived on maritime trade, it was a crippling blow. The Port was to remain closed until the East India Company was reimbursed for the tea destroyed in the Tea Party. 2) The Administration of Justice Act: ANNO REGNI GEORGII III. DECIMO QUARTO. CAP. XXXIX. AN ACT FOR THE IMPARTIAL ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE IN THE CASES OF PERSONS QUESTIONED FOR ANY ACTS DONE BY THEM IN THE EXECUTION OF THE LAW, FOR THE SUPPRESSION OF RIOTS AND TUMULTS, IN THE PROVINCE OF MASSACHUSET'S BAY, IN NEW ENGLAND. London: Charles Eyre & William Strahan, 1774. Caption title, pp.991-998. The Administration of Justice Act was passed on May 20, 1774. Its provisions were, if anything, more frightening than the Port Act. The Act allowed those charged with crimes in Massachusetts to be sent to England for trial, away from sympathetic local juries and into a legal mechanism easily manipulated by the British Administration. Implicitly, it threatened leaders of the colonists with facing treason charges under hostile circumstances. 3) The Massachusetts Governtment Act: ANNO REGNI GEORGII III. DECIMO QUARTO. CAP. XLV. AN ACT FOR THE BETTER REGULATING THE GOVERNMENT OF THE PROVINCE OF MASSACHUSET'S BAY, IN NEW ENGLAND. London: Charles Eyre & William Strahan, 1774. Caption title, pp.1047-1062. Also passed on May 20, the Massachusetts Government Act altered the Charter of the colony, providing that the King, not the Governor, appoint Council members, and stipulated that town meetings could only occur annually and to discuss local matters. The goal of the Act was to take away any local control of the government of the colony and allow any large meetings to be broken up as riotous assemblies. 4) The Quartering Act: ANNO REGNI GEORGII III. DECIMO QUARTO. CAP. LIV. AN ACT FOR THE BETTER PROVIDING SUITABLE QUARTERS FOR OFFICERS AND SOLDIERS IN HIS MAJESTY'S SERVICE IN NORTH AMERICA. London: Charles Eyre & William Strahan, 1774. Caption title, pp.1251-1252. The Quartering Act, passed June 2, 1774, was the final legislation aimed specifically at Massachusetts. It allowed for the lodging and billeting of British soldiers with families and on private property. This shifted some of the cost of maintaining an army in the colony to the colonists, besides the difficulty of having soldiers in homes. Of all the acts, this directly affected the most people. 5) The Quebec Act: ANNO REGNI GEORGII III. DECIMO QUARTO. CAP. LXXXIII. AN ACT FOR MAKING MORE EFFECTUAL PROVISION FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE PROVINCE OF QUEBEC IN NORTH AMERICA. London: Charles Eyre & William Strahan, 1774. Caption title, pp.1827-1835. The Quebec Act was somewhat different from the first four acts, and was passed last, on June 22. Some of its provisions had little relationship to the more southern colonies, such as the tolerance of the Roman Catholic religion and the restoration of French civil law - these steps were designed to appease the mostly French citizenry and remove reasons for common cause. The provision which did strike at all of the colonies was the transference to Canada of governmental authority of all lands west of Alleghenies and south to the Ohio River. This struck directly at the western land speculations of every colony south to Virginia, and perhaps aroused more widespread anger in the colonies than any of the Acts aimed specifically at Massachusetts. The Intolerable Acts brought strong and immediate reaction throughout the colonies. The most important was the calling of a Continental Congress, first proposed by Rhode Island on May 17, four days after General Gage took over the government of Massachusetts as a Military Governor. The stage was set for the escalation of the crisis.

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        Extracto, ? Relacion methodica, y puntual de los autos de reconocimiento, practicado en virtud de commission del se?or 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 Gonz?lez 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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        Pommersches Magazin. Auf eigene Kosten und Verlag herausgegeben.

      Greifswald und Stralsund. Eigenverlag.1774-1782. 6 Teile in einem Band. 21,5 x 15,5 cm. Original Pappband der Zeit mit Rückenschildchen. Berieben, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen, Bezugspapier am Rücken beschädigt. Mit einem Porträt in Schattenriss von Gesterding, mit fünf Kupferstichen auf vier Tafeln. Behandelt u.a.; Rechtswissenschaft, Kirchengeschichte, Geographie, Staats-und Adelsgeschichte, Künste, Urkunden und Verordnungen. Sechs Teile jeweils mit eigenem Titelblatt, Widmungsblatt und Inhaltsangabe. Ab dem Jahre 1777 (dritter Teil) gedruckt in Rostock. Anfangs bis ca. Seite 30 oben kleiner Wasserrand. Buchschnitt etwas fleckig. Kleiner Stempel auf dem ersten Titelblatt. Insgesamt sehr schönes und sauberes Exemplar, so komplett selten.Christoph Gottfried Nicolaus G., aus einer alten braunschweigischen Familie, welche nach Stralsund und von dort nach Greifswald übersiedelte, war ein Sohn des Greifswalder Bürgermeisters und Landraths Johann Matthias G. (geb. 1691, † 1763). Er wurde am 18. November 1740 zu Greifswald geboren, wo er am 28. Februar 1802 verstarb. Am 10. Mai 1763 ward er in Greifswald auf Grund seiner Inauguraldissertation: \"De debito ex mercibus venditis residuo per novationem in mutuum gratuitum immutato jure praelationis ex jure Lubecensi non gaudente\" zum Doctor beider Rechte promovirt und habilitirte sich bald darauf als Docent an der Universität, wählte jedoch später die praktische Laufbahn und ward ausübender Rechtsgelehrter. Als solcher setzte er die schriftstellerische Thätigkeit nicht nur in seiner Fachwissenschaft fort, sondern erwarb auch auf dem Gebiete pommerscher Geschichtsforschung hervorragende Verdienste, namentlich durch Herausgabe dreier Zeitschriften, \"Pommersches Magazin\", 1774-82, \"Pommersches Museum\", 1782-90, \"Pommersche Mannigfaltigkeiten\", 1796. (Quelle: Häckermann, Adolf, „Gesterding, Christoph Gottfried Nicolaus\", in: Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie 9 (1879), S. 126-127 [Onlinefassung]) Versand D: 6,00 EUR Pomeranica; Pommern; Zeitschriften

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      [New York, 1774. Lightly silked. Inscribed in later ink in lower margin of p.[2]: "Printed by John Holt." Very good. In a half brown morocco and cloth folding case, spine gilt. A protest of the Boston Port Act, passed by Parliament on March 31, 1774. The act, designed to punish Boston for the Tea Party, ordered the port of Boston closed until the inhabitants reimbursed the East India Company and King's treasury for the tea destroyed and customs duty lost on Dec. 16, 1773. "Because Boston alone was punished, Lord North believed the colonies would not 'take fire.' It was a costly mistake: the cry was raised in America that the Port Act was merely a prelude to a 'Massacre of American Liberty'; the colonies rallied to Boston's aid; and the Continental Congress was called to concert opposition to the mother country" - DAH. The present copy is apparently a variant of the broadsheet recorded by Evans, in which "Affairs" is spelled "Affaires." Evans ascribes printing to the press of John Holt. ESTC locates only three copies, at the Massachusetts Historical Society, John Carter Brown Library, and New-York Historical Society. Rare.

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      Philadelphia, 1774. Half antique calf and marbled boards. A bit tanned. Overall just about very good. The extremely rare John Dunlap second edition, and first obtainable edition, of Thomas Jefferson's first book, a central document of the Revolution. "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 a 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. The first edition of the SUMMARY VIEW was printed in a small edition at Williamsburg, also in 1774, and survives in seven known copies, six in institutions (the last copy at auction, in 1991, realized $231,000, and is in a private collection). Another copy of the present edition realized $27,500 the same year. The present copy, with only the final paragraph in facsimile, was sold by this firm to the collector Laird Park, and appeared in his sale in 2000. We are pleased to now offer it again. The two copies mentioned seem to be the only ones to trade in the last thirty years.

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        LEGENDE DU PLAN DU PORT-LOUIS [manuscript caption title]

      [N.p., but most likely Mauritius, Early to mid- 19th century]. Two joined sheets. Old folds. Some ink burn at the neatline, causing separations. Light wear and soiling, a few small tears at edges. Small losses at central fold, affecting a few letters of legend. Very good. Handsome and highly detailed manuscript map of Port Louis, the capital of Mauritius, done in pen and watercolor, showing the town, surrounding countryside, and the harbor, with many points keyed and identified in the accompanying legend. The plots of land in the town are done in orange and brown, denoting developed and undeveloped parcels. The extensive battlements and defences are each identified. The map comprises two- thirds of the sheet, while the remaining third contains the extensive key. A pencil notation at the bottom of the sheet indicates that the map was done by M. d'Estaing and predates a memoire written by him in 1774. If so, this is almost certainly a later copy of that map. In his bibliography of Mauritius, Toussaint does indicate two maps done by M. d'Estaing in 1774, though neither matches this precisely. The Dutch were the first Europeans to become interested in the island, taking possession in 1598. After exploiting the island's dense forests for a century and introducing the cultivation of sugar cane and cotton, in 1710 the Dutch abandoned the colony. The French soon claimed it as "Ile de France," and the island remained under the control of the French East India Company until 1767. During the long war between France and England at the beginning of the 19th century, Mauritius proved to be an important strategic naval base, and as a result the British took charge of the island in 1810, and the Treaty of Paris confirmed official British possession in 1814. It remained an important sugar producing colony, and in the 20th century agricultural production was expanded to include tea, rice, and other produce.

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        The Great Frozen Valley near Chamouny in Savoy / La grande Vallée de Glace près de Chamouny en Savoie. - Gravure originale.

      London, J. Gamble, 1774, - 33.5 x 48.5 cm, gravure sur cuivre originale, montée sur toile récent. Une des plus anciennes vues de la Mer de Glace montrant Le Dru et les Grandes Jorasses. / This is one of the earliest views of the ?Mer de Glace? showing ?Le Dru and Grandes Jorasses?.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Collection Payot, Mont-Blanc, p. 29.

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      New York, 1774. Loss of the "o" and "e" in the first two words of the title. Minor soiling and wear. Tipped to a larger sheet. About very good. Broadside concerning the election of delegates to the First Continental Congress, responding to Alexander McDougall's "To the freeholders, freemen, and inhabitants of the city and county of New-York" and another broadside entitled "To the freeborn citizens of New-York," authored by someone signing himself as "A Moderate Man." There was significant debate over whether or not to elect representatives to the first Continental Congress, followed by further debate over the best method to go about electing those representatives once the idea took hold. This broadside refutes the two others that deal with this subject, in blistering language. The author writes: "It must be a lame cause, that will admit of such lame advocates. When the blind lead blind, it is no wonder they both fall into the ditch." ESTC records only two copies, at the New York Public Library and the Library Company of Philadelphia. We are aware of one other in a private collection. Rare.

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      Philadelphia: Coffee House, 1774. [bound with:] JOURNAL OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE CONGRESS, HELD AT PHILADELPHIA, MAY 10, 1775. Philadelphia: Printed and sold by William and Thomas Bradford..., 1775. [4],iv,239pp. Contemporary calf, raised bands. Front board detached. Extremities rather worn, some scuffing. An occasional fox mark, else internally crisp and very good. With contemporary ownership inscription of Nicholas Cresswell, possibly the young Englishman of that name who travelled extensively in the American colonies in 1774-77 (see THE JOURNAL OF NICHOLAS CRESSWELL, New York, 1924). In a half morocco and cloth box. The Journals of the first two Continental Congresses, describing meetings from Sept. 5 to Oct. 20, 1774 to the second Congress from May 10 to Sept. 5, 1775, among the most basic documents of the American Revolution. The Journal for 1774 is the very rare issue of 144 pages, with the misdated state of the titlepage ("DCC,LXXIV"), which likely precedes in publication sequence the 132- page issue with the correctly dated title. Committees of Correspondence resolved to hold a Continental Congress in June of 1774, and delegates from twelve colonies (none from Georgia) gathered in Philadelphia in the fall. It included many of the most distinguished men in America: Samuel and John Adams, Roger Sherman, John Jay, Joseph Galloway, John Dickinson, Richard Henry Lee, George Washington, Edmund Pendleton, and Henry Middleton, among others. The Congress succeeded in taking numerous important steps. On Oct. 14 they adopted a Declaration of Rights, and agreed to an Association governing imports and exports and boycotting British goods. They also drafted an Address to the People of Great Britain and another Address to the Inhabitants of the Province of Quebec. They agreed to reassemble on May 10, 1775 for what was to be the fateful Congress that broke with England. The journals of the second Continental Congress, also included in the volume at hand, cover the proceedings from May 10, 1775 through adjournment on Sept. 5, 1775. The activities of this summer, against the background of open conflict in Massachusetts, are among the most dramatic of the Revolutionary era. Included are reports on Lexington-Concord, the address to the Inhabitants of Canada inviting them to join the other thirteen colonies, numerous military matters, the Declaration of the Causes and Necessity for Taking Up Arms, the Olive Branch Petition, the American negotiations with the Six Nations, and other crucial material. These journals, like those of the first Congress, are quite rare. The titlepage for the Journal of 1774 bears the famous seal of the Congress, showing twelve hands representing the twelve participating colonies supporting a column topped with a Liberty Cap and resting on the Magna Charta.

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