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        POOR RICHARD IMPROVED: BEING AN ALMANACK AND EPHEMERIS OF THE MOTIONS OF THE SUN AND MOON...FOR THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 1775

      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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        EXTRACTS FROM THE VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE AMERICAN CONTINENTAL CONGRESS, HELD AT PHILADELPHIA, ON THE FIFTH OF SEPTEMBER, 1774

      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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        EXTRACTS FROM THE VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE AMERICAN CONTINENTAL CONGRESS, HELD AT PHILADELPHIA ON THE 5th OF SEPTEMBER 1774 CONTAINING THE BILL OF RIGHTS, A LIST OF GRIEVANCES, OCCASIONAL RESOLVES, THE ASSOCIATION PUBLISHED BY ORDER OF THE CONGRESS

      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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        [SET OF THE FIVE PARLIAMENTARY BILLS KNOWN AS THE "INTOLERABLE ACTS": THE BOSTON PORT ACT, THE MASSACHUSETTS GOVERNMENT ACT, THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE ACT, THE QUARTERING ACT, AND THE QUEBEC ACT]

      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. THE FOLLOWING DIALOGUE BEING CONCEIVED, IN SOME MEASURE, CALCULATED TO ADVANCE THE CAUSE OF FREEDOM, IN THE PRESENT CRITICAL SITUATION OF AFFAIRS, IS FOR THAT PURPOSE PRESENTED TO THE PUBLIC [caption title]

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

      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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        TO THE INHABITANTS OF THE CITY AND COUNTY OF NEW-YORK. GENTLEMEN, IT IS AN INVIDIOUS TASK TO BE EMPLOYED IN DETECTING AND EXPOSING THE MANY FALSEHOODS AND ABSURDITIES, CONTAINED IN THE NUMEROUS PUBLICATIONS THAT DAILY INFEST THIS CITY...[caption title and first lines of text]

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

      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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        Descrizione delle Feste fatte in Modena il giorno 24 Aprile 1774 in occasione dello scoprimento della Statua Equestre innalzata dal pubblico di Modana alla gloriosa e immortale memoria del Serenissimo Francesco III gloriosamente regnante.

      In folio (cm. 31,5); pp. 4 + la grande incisione di cm. 48, 5x 62,5. Bella legatura in cartoncino zigrino verde con cornice in oro. Rarissima dettagliata descrizione della festa per lo scoprimento della grande statua in marmo del Duca Francesco III. ... Innalzasi questo in bianco, e fino marmo Carrarese... Fu il dopo pranzo avvivato, e distinto dal popolare spettacolo del Corso de? Barberi al Palio lungo la via Emilia e la strada del Canal Grande ... Un ricco e grandioso drappo broccato col fondo argento tessuto a fregi e fiori d?oro, e di seta a varj colori ne fu il premio... Nella sera rimase quasi ad un tratto illuminata tutta la città ... Non era men degno d?ammirazione l?addobbo fatto dall?università degli Ebrei ai due ingressi del loro recinto posto sulla medesima strada Emilia. Formavano i due Portoni di esso Recinto due Archi Trionfali, nell?interno de? quali chiuso a foggia di gran nicchia ... sopra due alti Piedistalli si miravano grandeggiare due Statue ... Axs

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        Anleitung zu der Pflanzenkenntniss und derselben nützlichsten Anwendung. Mit hundert illuminirten Tafeln.

      - Zürich, Verlag des Waysenhauses, 1774. Folio (366 x 230mm). pp. 129, (1, blank), 1 leaf of 'Entwurf der Tafeln', title with engraved vignette, 2 handcoloured engraved plates of floral detail and 101 fine handcoloured woodcuts on 100 leaves of flowering plants. Contemporary boards. First and only edition, documenting a remarkable survival. The 101 woodcuts are printed from the original blocks of Fuchs 'De Stirpium historia', 1542, the most celebrated herbal ever published. "The only apparent difference is the removal of the (printed) plant-names from the old plates and the printing of new ones at the bottom. It is interesting to compare the handcoloring in the eighteenth-century volume with that in its great sixteenth-century predecessor" (Hunt). In the preface Schinz explains how he discovered the original woodblocks of Fuchs and how they were coloured in the Zurich orphanage. The large woodcuts are beautifully hand-coloured. Christoph Salomon Schinz (1764-1847) was a Swiss physician and botanist at Zürich.Hunt 640; Nissen BBI, 1761. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Clavigo. Ein Trauerspiel. Mit zehn Steindrucken von Hugo Steiner-Prag. Weimar, Gesellschaft der Bibliophilen 1917. 4to. 77 S. Mit 10 signierten und datierten Orig.-Lithoraphien. Orig.-Pergamentbd. mit Deckeltitel u. Kopfgoldschnitt. (Leipziger Buchbinderei, vorm. Gustav Fritzsche).

      0 - Eines von 25 numerierten Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe auf Zanders-Bütten mit 10 signierten und datierten Orig.-Lithographien von Hugo Steiner-Prag. Nur diese Exemplare wurden von Hand in Ganzpergament gebunden. Im Druckvermerk vom Künstler signiert. Der Text folgt der ersten Ausgabe von Goethes Jugendstück von 1774. Tadellos erhalten. - Rodenberg 288. - Schauer, Bd. II,94. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Les Francs-Maçons écrasés suite du livre intitulé l'ordre des Francs-Maçons trahi. Traduit du latin.

      Amsterdam, 1774, in 8, de XXIX-383 pp. vign. au titre, front. gravé et 5 planches gravées se dépl. h.t. représentant le tracé des Loges aux divers degrés. pl. veau marbré époque, dos orné, qq. rares rouss. sinon bel exemplaire. Cet ouvrage rare qui prétend être une suite de celui de l'Abbé Pérau "l'ordre des Francs-Maçons trahi" est en fait une oeuvre originale de l'abbé Larudan. Il est beaucoup plus rare que celui de l'abbé Pérau. Caillet considère cet intéressant ouvrage comme apologétique de la maçonnerie, opinion qui n'est pas partagée par Dorbon, qui lui pense que les révélations de l'auteur sont faites pour permettre aux lecteurs de s'introduire frauduleusement dans les Loges sans être initiés. ¶ Caillet n°8510 - Dorbon n°2493 - Fesch p.814.

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        Das Leben und die Meinungen des Herrn Magister Sebaldus Nothanker. Erster (bis dritter und letzter) Band. In 3 Bänden.

      Berlin und Stettin (Nicolai) 1774-1776. - XIV, 226; 284; 201 S. mit 14 Kupferstichen von Daniel Chodowiecki, davon 2 als Frontispiz; kl.8° Lederbände d.Zt. mit reicher RVerg., RSchildchen, farbig illustr. Vorsätze (die schönen Einbände etw. berieben, Deckel tls etw. beschabt; Vorrede gebräunt, sonst innen nur vereinzelt stockfleckig oder gebräunt, meist tadellos sauber; im letzten Band 2 Bll. verbunden) * Erste Ausgabe (Band 1 in einem nicht gekennzeichneten Nachdruck der 1. Auflage, sonst Erstausgabe) von Nicolais berühmtem satirischen Roman. - "Nicolais erster Roman, in dem er durch Schilderung realen Lebens und durch Satire sein aufklärerisches Programm, hier im wesentlichen gegen die verschiedenen intoleranten Richtungen des Protestantismus sowie gegen tändelnde Empfindsamkeit, in wirksamerer Weise in die Öffentlichkeit zu bringen suchte" (Nicolai-Kat.1983, S.56). - Schönes Exemplar

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        Reize door Sicilie en Malta, Uit het Engelsch vertaald. 3 delen in 1 band, Amsterdam, Yntema en Tieboel, 1774.

      - 207+164+146 pag. Half leer. Mooi exemplaar.

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        Panorama vom Siebengebirge ('De Seeven Bergen van Bonn Komende. - Vue de Sept Montagnes Venant de Bonne.').

      - Kupferstich v. F.W. Grebe n. Hendrik de Lette aus Beknopte Beschrijving van den Rhijn-Strom . b. Saakes, 1774, 20,5 x 32,5 Eschbach, Das Siebengebirge in alten Ansichten; Nr. 11. - Zeigt einen Blick von Bonn aus rheinaufwärts auf das Siebengebirge und die Godesburg; im Vgr. schwimmende Wassermühlen. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Tableau du Ministère de Colbert

      Amsterdam et se trouve à Paris, Lejay, Bastien, Petit Lyon, Angot, 1774.. Octavo. Pp. 152. Half-title present. Nice publisher's device to title, large decorative head-piece. Foot- and shoulder notes. Hardcover, bound in contemporary half calf and handsome marbled boards, gilt-ruled spine, green morocco label lettered in gilt, all edges sprinkled blue. Overall a fine, handsome copy (some browning to endpapers). ~ First edition. Attributed to Fabre de Charrin (Barbier, Dict. des ouvrages anonymes, v. 4, col. 644). KVK lists only 5 copies: Union Catalog Italy; Austrian National Library; British Union Catalog; and French and German Union Catalogs. Union Catalog of Canada lists a copy in microform.

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        Dell'artiglieria pratica per le Regie Scuole Teoriche d'artiglieria, e fortificazione, o sia incumbenze degli artiglieri negli arsenali, e nelle fortezze in tempo di pace libro primo (-secondo) dedicato a Sua Sacra Reale Maestà

      nella Stamperia reale - (1774-1775). 2 volumi in-8 (200x120 mm.), pp. [8], 263, [5], con 13 c. di tav. ripieg. (per il primo volume); pp.VIII, 435 [i.e. 425], [3], con 9 c. di tav. ripieg.(per il secondo volume). Stemma sabaudo al frontespizio. Belle legature retrospettive in piena pelle (firmate sull'unghia A. Perticaroli), dorsi inquadrati da cornici con fiori accantonati, dorsi a scomparti riccamente dorati con doppio tassello. Volumi monografici (dedicati all'artiglieria) di questo corpus didattico assai moderno e innovativo, coordinato dal Papacino D'Antonj che ne fu padre nobile e ideatore. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Jefte tragedia dedicata all'altezza reale di Ferdinando di Borbone infante di Spagna duca di Parma, Piacenza e Guast.

      - (In fine: In Brescia, per Giammaria Rizzardi, 1774). In-4 gr., pp. XVI, 114. Nome dell'autore nella dedica; frontespizio con il ritratto di Ferdinando di Borbone racchiuso in cornice floreale e antiporta calcografico incisi da Domenico Cagnoni. Altro ritratto di Ferdinando di Borbone nella testata a c. [ast.]1r, inciso anch'esso dal Cagnoni. Graziose testate, inziali, finalini incisi in rame sempre dal Cagnoni. Ex dono manoscritto dell'autore a Eleonora de Marchesi Grifoni vedova Soresini. Timbretto ex libris di privata collezione al frontespizio e antiporta. Legatura in piena pelle alle armi al centro dei piatti riconducibili alla famiglia Borbone di Parma. Prima e unica edizione di questa bella tragedia di derivazione raciniana impressa su carta pesante da Giammaria Rizzardi, molto lodata dai cultori dell'arte tipografica quali il Morazzoni. La tragedia venne recitata nel 1775 a Colorno e l'Infante di Borbone vi interpretò, pare assai brillantemente, la parte del generoso Azaria, il promesso sposo di Seila. Bibliografia: Affò, Memorie, VII, p. 565. ¿ 700 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Jesuitisches Reich in Paragay [Paraguay] durch Originaldocumente der Gesellschaft Jesu bewiesen von dem aus dem Jesuiterorden verstoßenen Pater Ibagnez. Aus dem Italienischen [von Anton Ernst Klausing].

      Cölln [ie Hannover] Peter Marteau [ie Hahn] 1774 - Kl. 8°. (8) 263 (1) Seiten. Halbleder der Zeit mit dreiseitig gefärbtem Schnitt. (Vorsatzblatt entfernt, ein Blatt im Inhaltsverzeichnis mit zwei kleinen Löchern mit kleinem Textverlust, im Druckbild gebräunt). Sabin 34147. GV, Bd. 68, 147. Herzog 11, 101. - Erschien vier Jahre nach dem Tod des Ibañez de Echavarri. Das spanische Original wurde ins Italienische übertragen, aus dem Italienischen übersetzte Klausing dann ins Deutsche. Mit einem Vorwort des Verlegers und einem weiteren von Klausing. -- Historisch befindet sich die Schrift zwischen dem Ende der Vorherrschaft der Jesuiten in Paraguay 1767 und der späteren Staatsgründung im Jahr 1811. Bernhard Ibañez war bei seiner Einreise nach Paraguay noch Jesuit und büßte seine Zugehörigkeit zum Orden während des Aufenthalts ein. Er kritisierte das "weltliche Regiment", die Anhäufung von Reichtum und besonders die Angaben, die hierzu gegenüber der spanischen Administration gemacht wurden und die er sich in seiner Schrift im Detail vornimmt und widerlegt. Die Jesuiten hatten in mehr als 160 Jahre in Paraguay die zahlreichen selbstverwalteten Enklaven, "Reduktionen" genannt, zu wirtschaftlichem Erfolg geführt und dem Einflußbereich der spanischen Krone schließlich entzogen. Die Schrift des Ibañez de Echavarria dokumentierte das. 1767 wurden die "Reduktionen" aufgelöst. Ibañez verließ Paraguay, kehrte nach Spanien zurück, wo wenig später starb. 1,000 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Clavigo. Ein Trauerspiel.

      Leipzig, Weygand, 1774.. 96 SS. Marmorierter Pappband der Zeit. 8vo.. Zweiter Druck der ersten nicht anonym erschienenen Dichtung Goethes, in der er den aktuellen Streit zwischen Beaumarchais und seinem windigen Schwager Clavijo dramatisierte. Beaumarchais war bei der Uraufführung (Augsburg 1774) anwesend. - Einband stärker berieben, papierbedingt leicht gebräunt. Exlibris "Dr. J. Klauber" am vorderen Innendeckel. - Hagen 68. Goedeke IV/3, 159, 2. Hirzel A 52. Speck 1416. OCLC 257441843.

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        Publii Virgilii Maronis Bucolica et Georgica tabulis Aeneis olim a Johanne Pine sculptore Regio defuncto illustrata opus paternum in lucem profert Robertus Edge Pine. [Two volumes bound as one.]

      n. pr 1774 - 80 plates on 59 sheets (including two frontispieces, title-pages, and section titles, and 6 engraved dedications - two of them on the verso of letterpress pages; one plate double-page), frequent further engravings within the text, advertisement leaf discarded, pp. XV, [I], 49, [6], 52-144, [4], 8vo, contemporary tree calf, spine divided by a gilt fillet, red morocco lettering piece, other compartments with central sunburst gilt tools, a bit rubbed, spine creased, gutters cracking towards the middle of the textblock but the binding perfectly sound, bookplates of Magdalen College, Oxford and Sir Richard Paul Jodrell, with an inscription indicating the gift of the volume from the former to the latter dated 1802, good. Pine's Virgil, less well-known and less commonly seen than his Horace of 1733-7 (but no less elegant), was begun in 1755 but the project was halted by Pine's death when only the Eclogues and Georgics had been illustrated and issued. In 1774 his son, Robert Edge Pine, a notable painter in his own right, published this reissue with new preliminaries. Unlike the Horace, which was wholly engraved, this combines illustrations with letterpress, though the engravings are still demonstrations of Pine's remarkable skill. The publication was complicated: as Kallendorf puts it, there are 'significant variations among copies in placement of engraved matter and imposition of letterpress'; in this case the engraved dedication to the Marchioness of Granby is present on the verso of p. 95, and the engraved dedication to Robert Lowth, Bishop of Oxford, is present on the verso of p. 119. ESTC asserts that the plates in the 1774 reissue have been altered to add 'Vol. II', but that has not been done to the plates in this copy (or the last copy we handled). The wording of the inscription in this copy indicates that it was Magdalen College (or the fellows thereof) who gave this book to 'R.P. Jodrell', in 1802, rather than the other way around. The bookplate is of Sir Richard Paul Jodrell, second baronet (1781-1861), so it may have been a prize of some sort, since he took his BA there in 1804, having already been called to the bar the year before. The name in the inscription could also refer to his father, a playwright and classical scholar, but the elder Jodrell had no connection to Magdalen College. (There are references to the younger Jodrell instead attending Magdalen Hall - later renamed Hertford College, replacing the defunct Hertford where the elder Jodrell had studied - but Alumnae Oxoniensis and the inscription & bookplate here are clear in their use of 'College' instead of 'Hall'.) (ESTC T139773; Kallendorf L1774)

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        Naauwkeurige waarneemingen omtrent de veranderingen van veele insekten of gekorvene diertjes.

      Amsterdam, Johannes Sluyter, 1774. - Large folio (430 x 270 mm). (4), 34, (2) pp. With etched and engr. vignette on title page (2 people in a woods, in a decorative cartouche including 2 butterflies), and 33 numbered etched and engr. plates showing 70 kinds of insects (numbered in the text), vignette and all plates in original colour. Contemp. boards covered with sprinkled paper, sewn on 4 vellum tapes. The second, greatly enlarged edition of a set of finely etched and engraved plates depicting the metamorphosis of 70 sorts of butterflies, moths and other flying insects in their natural surroundings, the specimens collected, drawn, etched and engraved, and the descriptions written by Jacob l'Admiral (1700-70), first published in 1740 with only 25 plates. The present edition adds 8 plates prepared (along with their descriptive text) by l'Admiral but not previously published, along with a 2-page foreword by the editor, Martinus Houttuyn (1720-98). Most plates show the species as egg, larva, pupa and adult, both male and female, placed on the plants they frequent in their natural habitat. Scientifically it was a great advance over all that went before, including the pioneering work of Maria Sibylla Merian. The present foreword tells us that l'Admiral began studying butterflies at the age of ten and gives Houttuyn's personal recollections of l'Admiral and his work. He collected the specimens during thirty years of travel and intended the first edition with 25 plates to be one of four parts for a total of 100 plates. He finished only 8 additional plates before his death in 1770 and had not yet published them or his descriptions. After l'Admiral's death the bookseller Sluyter bought all the copperplates at auction and Houttuyn prepared the new descriptions from l'Admiral's manuscript. A few plates were revised after the first edition, probably by l'Admiral himself. Plate XII depicts a tulip. - With the 1896 bookplate (signed "TM") of "Tine. v. H", the artist and former prostitute Martina Hogervorst (1865-1928) who married the lithographer Theo van Hoytema in 1891 (divorced 1902), with a bird, insects and plants. In very good condition and untrimmed, with deckles intact. Spine tattered. Nissen, ZBI 2358. Horn/Schenkling 53 ("Selten"). Landwehr, Coloured Plates 105. Cf. Hunt 514 (1740 ed.). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Journal of the Proceedings of the Congress, held at Philadelphia, September 5, 1774

      Printed by William and Thomas Bradford, at the London Coffee House, Philadelphia 1774 - (7 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches). [4],144pp. Expertly bound to style in quarter 18th century russia over period marbled paper covered boards, flat spine divided into compartments with gilt double fillets, morocco lettering piece in the second compartment, the others with a repeat decoration in gilt. Housed in a modern full blue morocco box. The journal of the first Continental Congress. The Journals of the first Continental Congress, describing meetings from Sept. 5 to Oct. 20, 1774, is one of the most basic documents of the American Revolution. This is the very rare issue of 144 pages, with the correctly dated state of the titlepage, probably issued several months after the first (with 132pp. only, omitting the Petition to the King, and the correct date in Roman numerals). Committees of Correspondence, responding to the Intolerable Acts passed by Parliament in the wake of the Boston Tea Party, resolved to hold a Continental Congress in June of 1774. 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 and sent 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. This issue of the Journals adds twelve highly important pages of text, consisting of the address to King George III ("The Petition to the King") arguing the American position, asking for redress, and promising loyalty if the status quo of 1764 was restored. This text was agreed upon and voted in executive session on Oct. 1, 1774, and probably reached England in early November. This text does not appear in the 132pp. issue, probably published in November, because it was still secret. The Petition certainly reached Lord North, but it is unclear the King ever saw it. By mid-January 1775, as the flow of events progressed and it seemed unlikely there would be a response (there never was), it was published in this second issue of the Journals, possibly issued on Jan. 17-18, 1775. 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. Rare and desirable. Evans 13737, Howes J263, "aa." [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Life and Adventures of Roxana, the Fortunate Mistress; or, most unhappy wife. Adorned with a curious print of Roxana, in her Turkish dress.

      Printed by C. Sympson, in Stonecutter-Street, Fleet-Market. [1774] 356pp, engraved frontispiece. 8vo. Some dusting & fingermarking to leading edges, staining to pp.29-48, repair to gutter margin on verso of preface just touching a few letters at extreme right hand edge, repair at head & verso of first page of text not affecting letters. Contemporary calf, expertly rebacked, corners neatly repaired.ESTC N498397 records just 2 copies (Bodleian and Advocates Library), which have a dated titlepage. This appears to be an unrecorded and undated variant of this abridged edition issued by the same printer. The frontispiece is an adaptation of a print dated c.1765 that is recorded in the Folger Shakespeare Library, entitled Roxana in her Turkish Habit, and which formed the frontispiece to the 1765 abridgement of Defoe's work, published by S. Crowder.

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        Neuvermehrtes Weimarisches Gesangbuch, bestehend in 1185 alten und neuen Liedern zum nützlichen Gebrauch in Kirchen und Schulen, der sämtl. Hochfürstl. Weimarischen Lande, und einem Gebet- und Communion-Büchlein von geistreichen Lehrern gesammelt. Jetzo

      - neu übersehen, mit einem Anhange und einer Vorrede begleitet von Johann Gottfried Herder; 16 + 868 + 14 Seiten Register + 89 Seiten mit Ganzgoldschnitt; Porträtfrontispiz in Kupferstich "Carl August Herzog zu Sachsen Weimar und Eisenach" nach einem Gemälde von Johann Ernst Heinsius gestochen von Schmidt in Jena 1774; originaler Lederband (18x11cm) Conrad Glüsing Weimar 1790 [Der Ledereinband und die Kapitale des seltenen Gesangbuches etwas abgegriffen - so soll das bei Gesangbüchern auch sein - ansonsten guter Erhaltungszustand.] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La teoria del fuoco. Poema in verso sciolto diviso in tre parti con le Annotazioni e Rami Allusivi d un filosofo amico dell Autore

      nella Stamperia di Giuseppe Allegrini alla Croce rossa 1774 ( al colophon), Firenze - Semplice legatura ottocentesca con titolo ms. al ds. Ottimi interni in barbe. Opera di notevole interesse in campo scientifico e, soprattutto, in quello dell alchimia. Verginelli p.83 descrive dettagliatamente quest opera, affermando che la medesima risulta ignorata dai comuni repertori. 8vo (cm. 18,8), 2 cc.nn. (frontis. e ritratto incisi in rame), 239 pp. con 4 tavv. (di cui 1 n.t.) incise su rame.

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        lettre autographe

      - SPONTINI Gaspare (1774-1851), compositeur. L.A. adressée à M. PRADIER de l'Institut. « De la Muette », s.d. [1849]. 1 p. petit in-4, suscription au second feuillet. Curieuse lettre à propos de son buste par le sculpteur James Pradier, commandé par la ville de Jesi. .« Agrandissez mon buste, je vous en conjure, puisque mon mérite n'est pas grand. J'y tiens indispensablement, puisque la commune et la magistrature de Jesi l'exigent absolument, et que tous les exemplaires que je veux donner dans tous les pays, même ceux en plâtre, doivent plus que nature [être] agrandis ». Ce buste en marbre de Spontini est aujourd'hui conservé au Théâtre Pergolèse de Jesi, proche du village natal de Spontini dans la province d'Ancône. ON JOINT un programme imprimé d'une représentation de l'opéra La Vestale, donnée en 1909 à l'Opéra de Paris.

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        "The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman"

      London Printed, Philadelphia Reprinted: By James Humphreys, Jun, 1774. The first American appearance of "Tristram Shandy" printed in the first two volumes of the five volume first American edition of "The Works." The first separate American edition of this would not appear until 1813. The first edition was published in 1760-67. The frontispiece portrait of Sterne by John Norman is not present. 2 vols. Sm 12mo. The first 2 volumes only of 5, containing the nine volumes of "Tristram Shandy" (with separate undated title pages). Contemporary sheep. Spines repaired, paper labels identifying contents as "Tristram Shandy" (browned), rubbed, text browned, but very rare. With 12 page list of Subscribers including: Solomon Drown[e], James Logan, Benjamin Rush, Anthony Wayne and William Franklin,. In half brown morocco slipcase and chemise. The first American appearance of "Tristram Shandy" printed in the first two volumes of the five volume first American edition of "The Works." The first separate American edition of this would not appear until 1813. The first edition was published in 1760-67. The frontispiece portrait of Sterne by John Norman is not present. 2 vols. Sm 12mo. RARE. Shipton and Mooney 13640; ESTC W20945

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        Raupe.

      . Deckfarben auf gelblichem Zeichenkarton. 3,3:4,7 cm.. Anknüpfend an die Tradition der Buchilluminatoren im Stift von St. Gallen widmete sich Hartmann nach einer Ausbildung in der Gouachemalerei bei F. Hegi (1774-1850) in Zürich und in der Naturalien- und Wappenmalerei bei E. Wyß (1782-1837) in Bern vor allen Dingen der minutiösen Darstellung von Konchylien, kleinen Vögeln, Käfern, Schmetterlingen etc. Daneben befasste er sich aber auch mit der Wappenmalerei. 1844 veröffentlichte er ein naturwissentschaftliches Werk mit handkolorierten Lithographien über Erd- und Süßwasser- Gasteropoden.

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        Tractado de paz, de navegacao, e de commercio entre o Senhor Rey D. Jozé I° eo Imperador de Marrocos assignado em 13 de Novembro de 1774.

      Palacio de N. S.a da Ajuda (Lisboa), 13. XI. 1774. - 4to. Title and 24 pp., all inset into folio leaves. Marbled spine. Rare contemporary manuscript copy of the peace treaty, in 22 articles, concluded between King José I of Portugal and the Sultanate of Morocco. After the Reconquista, Portugal had expanded into Africa, starting with the territory of Morocco, by occupying cities and establishing fortified outposts along the Atlantic coast. The Portuguese seized numerous Moroccan cities and built coastal fortresses there, but most of these had to be abadoned soon. When Tangier was ceded to England in 1661 and Ceuta finally handed over to Spain in 1668, Portugal's direct involvement in Morocco had essentially come to a close, and when King Juan I abandoned Mazagan under the pressure of Mohamed ben Abdallah in 1769, Moroccan reconquest was complete. Five years later, in 1774, the Governments of Morocco and Portugal concluded a Peace and Friendship Agreement, one of the oldest bilateral agreements of both nations. Ever since his accession in 1757, Sultan Mohamed had sought to adopt the European trading system, while simultaneously safeguarding the spirit of Islam amongst his peoples. To this end, he ratified earlier peace treaties with Great Britain and with the Netherlands, then went on to sign several more, beginning with Denmark, Sweden and Venice; similar treaties were closed with France and Spain (both 1767) and Tuscany (1782). A fundamental principle that was enshrined in all of them was rooted in the annual payment of a fee in cash or in kind. - Slight browning to inset leaves. Apparently removed from a 19th-century document collection, with the original leaves remargined to folio size. A principal document of Luso-Moroccan relations.

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        A New Voyage round the World, in the Years 1768, 1769, 1770 and 1771; undertaken by Order of his present Majesty, performed by Captain James Cook in the Ship Endeavour, drawn up from his own Journal and from the Papers of Joseph Banks

      New York: Printed by James Rivington, 1774. First American edition. The first issue contains 17 pages of Subscribers, covering the several colonies, Canada and the West Indies, and consisting of 668 names. It is one of the longest lists in any American book before the Revolution. Ours, a varying issue, otherwise identical throughout, contains an additional list of 47 subscribers on the reverse of page 17 with additional subscribers from New Haven and Antigua. This was first published in 1773. Frontispiece plate of "A Dramatic Interlude & Dance given by the Indians of Ulietea performed by two Women & Six men with three drums " in first volume engraved by Paul Revere, that of second volume showing "A new Zealand Warriour in his proper Dress and compleatly Armed/ Two natives of New Holland, Advancing to Combat" also by Revere, folding map "protracted by B. Romans"; 18 pages subscribers list, sorted according to location, including subscribers in Antiqua and Jamaica. 2 vols. 8vo. Contemporary sheep, red morocco labels. Most of label on second volume lacking, some rubbing and scuffing, short crack along upper joint, some browning and offsetting of text, front free endpaper loose, in a brown cloth folding box. With the engraved armorial bookplate of Joseph Dart on endpapers. First American edition. The first issue contains 17 pages of Subscribers, covering the several colonies, Canada and the West Indies, and consisting of 668 names. It is one of the longest lists in any American book before the Revolution. Ours, a varying issue, otherwise identical throughout, contains an additional list of 47 subscribers on the reverse of page 17 with additional subscribers from New Haven and Antigua. This was first published in 1773. Frontispiece plate of "A Dramatic Interlude & Dance given by the Indians of Ulietea performed by two Women & Six men with three drums " in first volume engraved by Paul Revere, that of second volume showing "A new Zealand Warriour in his proper Dress and compleatly Armed/ Two natives of New Holland, Advancing to Combat" also by Revere, folding map "protracted by B. Romans"; 18 pages subscribers list, sorted according to location, including subscribers in Antiqua and Jamaica. 2 vols. 8vo. A very attractive copy of Cook's first voyage. Brigham cited the advertisement in the October 20, 1774 issue of "Rivington's New-York Gazetteer" which states "These books were printed upon a paper fabricated by Mr. Christopher Leffingwell, of Norwich in Connecticut with ink made at Boston, and every part of the labour effected by inhabitants of New York." The price of 12 shillings half bound and 16 shillings full bound and lettered for the two volumes is also given in the advertisement. The map, designed and engraved by Bernard Romans, shows the course of Cook's voyage, as well as Bougainville's - it is the first world map published in the Americas. Beddie, M. K. " Biblography of Captain James Cook" 656; Shipton and Mooney 13324 (for the first issue); Stauffer, D. M. "American Engravers Upon Copper and Steel" 2684 and 2685; Brigham p. 76-78, 102-105; Sabin 30936; Streeter Sale IV 2407 with "the frontispiece by Paul Revere and the Romans' map makes this a distinguished work. TWS"; Holmes 9; Wheat & Brun, American Maps before 1800 1

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        Percivall Potts, Wundarzts des St.Bartholomäus-Hospitals in London, Abhandlungen über verschiedene Gegenstände der Wundarzeneykunst. Aus dem Englischen übersetzt von Georg Ludwig Rumpelt. Zweyter Band.

      Dresden, bey Michael Gröll, 1774. - *Erste deutsche Ausgabe. - "Abhandlung von Brüchen überhaupt." - Hauptwerk des 'chirurgischen Genies' Pott, Chirurg am St.Bartholomäus-Hospital in London, einem der berühmtesten englischen Ärzte des ausgehenden 18.Jahrhunderts. - Selten. (16) 224 (2) Seiten mit gestochener Titel- und Kopfvignette, sowie einer Kupfertafel, Pappband d.Zt. mit Leder-Rückenschildchen. - Einband leicht fleckig, Besitzvermerk auf Vorsatzblatt; sonst gut erhaltenes Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Document signed.

      Warsaw, 29. IV. 1774. - Folio. 2/3 p. With papered seal. In Polish, to the estates, a mandate to pay their taxes punctually: "Na priawane memoryaly mówia, o pemye dla ofeicyalistów luriniykici lharszalkolkiey korwnney, w rczokczyach przerwiekney kommiysyi rzeczypospolitey skarbu kownnego nie doznawajac skutków tym zywsze teraz za niemi czynia prwiby, o sprawie, dliwe z dlugo oczekiwane wzgledy, im niadamrzyiazkem, ze na niewdzlepne (dogadzajac publiczney sprawiedliwosci) codzienne sadzenie znacznie u wlasnych uszcuplili sie maja mrach przez niepunkter [.]".

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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. - [2],1251-1252pp. Folio. Two leaves, in 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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