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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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        Collection d'oiseaux les plus rares gravés et dessinés d'après nature, pour servir d'intelligence à l'histoire naturelle et raisonnée des différens oiseaux qui habitent le globe... Traduite du Latin de Jonston, considerablement augmentee... De laquelle on afait preceder l'Histoire particuliere des Oiseaux de la Menagerie du Roi... par... Robert... Pour servir de suite à l'histoire des insectes & plantes de Mademoiselle de Merian

      Paris: Chez L.C. Desnos, 1774. (19 9/16 x 13 inches). 2 parts in one volume, folio. Engraved additional title and 85 engraved plates (the 23 in the second part by Nicolas Robert). Bound to style in 18th-century diced russia gilt, covers with triple fillet border with floral spray cornerpiece, spine in seven compartments with raised bands, red morocco lettering-piece in the second, the others with repeat decoration in gilt made up from various small tools A fine copy of Desnos' edition of Jonston's work, bound with two selections of engravings by Robert: one of the greatest of all 17th century natural history artists. The main part of the present work is a French edition of Jonston's work on birds. To this is added a reissue of most of the plates from two of Robert's works on the birds of the royal menagerie at Versailles: Receuil ... and Suite des Oyseaux les plus rare , both originally published in Paris in 1676. Jonston, the grandson of John Johnstone of Craigieburn, Nithsdale, Scotland, was born and raised in Poland. After studying botany and medicine at Cambridge, he travelled extensively before settling in Leiden, where he practiced medicine. Jonston is now seen chiefly as a "learned compilor" (Johnston) and published a very popular natural history ( Historiae Naturalis ), in 77 parts between 1650 and 1662. His sources were wide ranging, but probably the main influence was Aldrovandi (1522-1605). The first 62 plates in the present work are a reprint of the complete suite of plates from the De Avibus section of Aldrovandi's great work. The remaining 23 plates are by Nicolas Robert. Robert is one of the two greatest French natural history artists of the 17th century. He made his name illustrating the Guirlande de Julie : a jewel of a manuscript, an album of flowers given as a gift from the baron de Saint-Maure to his fiancée. Robert subsequently worked most memorably on the vélins du Roi botanical drawings and the engravings for the Académie Royale des Sciences work Mémoires pour servir à l'Histoire des Plantes . Whilst working on these commissions for others he also produced his own plates, the present excellent engravings are fine examples of his work. Anker 238; Fine Bird Books (1990) p.111; Nissen IVB 484; cf. Ronsil 1503; cf. Ronsil 2599 (1st edition of Robert plates); Wood p.410.

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        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 [caption title]

      London, 1774. Folio. Modern three-quarter calf and marbled boards. 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 expnse 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. Among these was the Quartering Act, passed June 2, 1774 and 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. 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. A key step on the road to Revolution.

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        Elemens d'algèbre. Traduits de l'allemand [par J. Bernoully], avec des notes et additions [par Lagrange]

      1774 - 2 volumes in-8, XVI-704 + A Lyon, chez Jean-Marie Bruysset, 1774, , 2 volumes in-8, XVI-704 + [4]-664-[3] pages, veau marbré de l'époque, dos à 5 nerfs et fleuronnés, pièces de titre et de tomaison rouges, fers armoriés frappé ultérieurement en tête des dos [Marie-Louise-Nicole de La Rochefoucauld], tranches marbrées, Première édition française, rare. L'originale allemande a paru en 1770 sous le titre "Einleitung zur Algebra". Cet important ouvrage de Leonhard Euler (1707-1783) pose les bases scientifiques d'un processus fondamental et déterminé. Le premier volume traite de l'algèbre ordinaire : "il contient l'un des plus anciens essais tenté pour établir les opérations fondamentales sur des bases rationnelles", ainsi que la démonstration du théorème éponyme d'Euler. Le deuxième volume, "consacré à l'analyse indéterminée ou algèbre de Diophante", contient "les solutions de quelques questions proposées par Fermat et qui n'avaient pas encore été résolues". Cette édition française comprend d'importantes notes et additions de Lagrange, dont le célèbre et remarquable exposé des résultats qu'il obtint au sujet des fractions continues arithmétiques. Sotheran 1247 et 7684. Ball, Histoire des mathématiques, pp. 84 et suiv. Barbier II, 49. Bon exemplaire provenant de la bibliothèque de la duchesse Marie-Louise-Nicole de La Rochefoucauld d'Anville (ou d'Enville, 1716-1797), avec son petit fer armorié en tête des dos (O.H.R, pl. 713). Cachet de la bibliothèque du château de La Roche-Guyon. Une coiffe partiellement arasée, un mors fendu et quelques galeries de ver superficielles en pied du tome II. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Catalogue raisonné d'une Collection de Médailles.

      (Leipzig Breitkopf) 1774 - 4°. 1 Bl., VIII, 162 (1) Seiten. Mit Kupferstichen. Ledereinband der Zeit mit dreiseitig gefärbtem Schnitt. (Einband berieben, Bund an der Innenfalz gebrochen und gelockert, gelegentlich Notizen auf dem Steg). Holzmann-Bohatta I, 306, 8931 / GV, Bd. 123; 319 / ADB, Bd. 30, 482. -- Erschien anonym. Der Verfasser Schachmann (1725-1789), Besitzer des Guts Königshain, Weitgereister, Sozialreformer, war Sammler von Münzen und Graphiken und verzeichnete in der vorliegenden Schrift seine eigene, bedeutende Münzsammlung. 1,500 gr.

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        Traité sur la meilleure manière de cultiver la navette et le colsat, et d'en extraire une huile dépouillée de son mauvais goût & de son odeur désagréable

      1774 - [4]-VI-8-LXXX-139-IV-[1] pages 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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        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]

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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.

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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]

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

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

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

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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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        CONSIDERATIONS ON CERTAIN POLITICAL TRANSACTIONS OF THE PROVINCE OF SOUTH CAROLINA

      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.

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        BIBLE EN ANGLAIS.

      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

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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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        JOURNAL OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE CONGRESS, HELD AT PHILADELPHIA, SEPTEMBER 5, 1774

      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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        [COLLECTION OF TWENTY-EIGHT REVOLUTIONARY WAR-ERA CONNECTICUT SESSION LAWS, INCLUDING A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE U.S. DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE IN OCTOBER 1776]

      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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        RELATION DES VOYAGES ENTREPRIS PAR ORDRE DE SA MAJESTE BRITANNIQUE, ACTUELLEMENT REGNANTE; POUR FAIRE DES DECOUVERTES DANS L'HEMISPHERE MERIDIONAL, ET SUCCESSIVEMENT EXECUTES PAR LE COMMODORE BYRON, LE CAPITAINE CARTERET, LE CAPITAINE WALLIS & LE CAPITAINE COOK, DANS LES VAISSEAUX LE DAUPHIN, LE SWALLOW & L'ENDEAVOUR

      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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