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         Ausschneidebilder].[The Netherlands?], 28 January 1777 (some of the prints themselves: Augsburg, Martin Engelbrecht, [ca. 1750?]) 4to. A scrap album containing about 330 cut-out images from engraved prints, most neatly and uniformly coloured by a contemporary hand (probably for the publisher or publishers). Contemporary half roan sheepskin, with a heart-shaped paper label on the front board with the manuscript inscription, "J. Visscher" above the date (1 above 28, flanked by "17 . 77").

      - Piet J. Buijnsters, "Het Nederlandse 'scrapbook' 1775-1900", in: Antiek XXXI, pp. 50-58, at p. 52 ; WorldCat (2 albums of Engelbrecht’s "Aufschneidebilder",); cf. B.M. Stafford & F. Terpak, Devices of wonder, p. 336. A carefully and neatly assembled scrap album containing about 330 coloured, engraved images, each carefully cut out of a print. The images show people (including costume figures, caricatures and oriental figures), boats and ships, flowers, architectural views (including garden views, fountains and sculptures), theatre prints, birds, insects, Aesop illustrations and other items. They include a large image of a man on a ladder picking fruit from a tree, and a whaling scene with a man harpooning a spouting whale. The heart-shaped label with the name J. Visscher and date 28 January 1777, suggests that the album was assembled for Visscher's betrothal or marriage on that date. Buijnsters notes that 18th-century scrapbooks such as the present are very rare. The compilation of a scrapbook became a popular pastime, especially for young ladies, in the 19th century.Nearly all of the clippings come from Engelbrecht in Augsburg and Johann Christoph Schmidhammer in Nürnberg. Martin Engelbrecht (1684-1756) was an Augsburg engraver and print publisher. In 1719, 1729 and 1739 he received an imperial privilege for "illuminierte Lackier- und Ausschneidebilder" (coloured varnished images and cut-out images). These were intended to be cut out for constructing peep shows or miniature theatres as well as for pasting in scrap albums. From the collection of Piet Buijnsters & Leontine Smets. In the last image the man's right arm and the woman's right hand have been lost, but the album leaves and engraved cut-outs are otherwise in very good condition. The binding is slightly rubbed but still good.

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         Battle of Bunker Hill

      , September 21, 1775. September 21, 1775. Newspaper, 4 pages, 10" x 15", printed at Harvard College for the period September 14 - September 21, 1775. Volume VIII, Number 373, belonging to Captain Eleazir Robbins and very likely signed by him on the first page above the headline. There is much content naming many of the important generals of the war, and activities in London, Lexington and Concord, Boston, Philadelphia, and at Fort Ticonderoga. Small loss at folds and two tears repaired with archival tape, else toned and lightly soiled. Just about very good condition.According to Jack Authelet, author of Foxborough: gem of Norfolk County, "Paul Revere and William Dawes spread the alarm. The British were marching to seize the stores of powder held at Lexington and Concord. Word spread quickly through the territory, and the Minute Men marched in response to the alarm. Captains Josiah Pratt and Eleazer (sic) Robbins of Stoughton (which included the present East Foxborough) commanded two of the nine companies that left Stoughton on April 19, 1775, in response to the call to arms...These officers were leading more than militia companies. They were leading friends, the sons of their neighbors, other family members, and people they saw every Sunday at worship, giving them a heightened sense of responsibility for their troops."

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         Il Ruggiero. Poema eroicomico in ottava rima.

      per Giuseppe Rinaldi,, In Ferrara, 1775 - Due volumi legati in uno di cm. 20, pp. (2) 198; (2) 192. Con antiporta figurata, vignetta al frontespizio e 25 tavole fuori testo, una posta all'inizio di ciascun canto. Legatura d'inizio ottocento in cartonato rigido marmorizzato con titoli ms. su etichetta al dorso. Qualche leggera fioritura sparsa, poche tracce d'uso, complessivamente ben conservato. Edizione originale ed unica di questa vasta opera letteraria attribuita a Cesare Cittadella, più noto per le sue opere storiche su Ferrara. Raro e di interesse per le graziose incisioni di Luigi Ughi. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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         Mappe Monde ou Decsription du Globe Terrestre.

      Lattre 1775 - Lattre Paris 1775.- orig. outline col. copper engr. map; 49 x 67 cm; add. paperfolds, slightly creases throughout, lower c?f partially rep. (?), slightly soiled in margins, some darker spots, platemark re-enforced, o/w g cond.- This double hemisphere map is dated 1774 but was published in ?Atlas Moderne? in 1775 and is decorated with very elaborate cartouches. A really stunning map!- [ref: 1616 ]

      [Bookseller: Angelika C. J. Friebe Ltd. - MapWoman]
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         Das Masquen-recht.

      [Um 1775] - Radierung von Daniel Chodowiecki, Plattengröße 9 x 12 cm, Blattgröße 12 x 18 cm. Die Radierung von Chodowiecki zeigt eine lebhafte Gruppe maskierter Menschen. Im Schutz der Masken erlauben sie sich Freiheiten und Übergriffe. - In der Platte am oberen Rand der Titel. - Daniel Chodowiecki, 1726 - 1801 war ein bedeutender Kupferstecher, Graphiker und Illustrator des 18. Jahrhunderts in Deutschland. - Engelmann 121. - Das Blatt alt kaschiert, an den Rändern leicht fleckig, das Bild selbst schön und klar im Druck. 202 Gramm. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         Ambigué magique.[Paris?, Jacques-François Chéreau?, 1775]. Large 16mo (15.5 x 11 cm). A conjuror's magic flip book (or blow book) with tabs in 5 positions, with 1 letterpress page of instructions, 168 full-page engravings (7 series of 4 prints each, each series printed 6 times) and 24 pages deliberately left blank. Contemporary dark green paper wrappers, with an engraved spine label and with a 2-page letterpress calendar for the year 1776 pasted to the inside front and back wrapper.

      Cf. Gumuchian 3843-3846, esp. 3843; KVK & WorldCat (1 copy of similar flip book); Stafford & Terpak, Devices of wonder, pp. 252-255. Extremely rare engraved conjuror's "magic book", also known as a flip book or blow book, displaying eight different series of pages, namely seven series of hand-coloured engravings plus a series of blank pages. Remarkably, it is here preserved with the single page explaining how to use the book tipped onto the first (blank) page and in its original wrappers as published. The fore-edge has tabs that vary from 1/5 to 4/5 of the length, sometimes from the head and sometimes from the foot, so that flipping through the book from back to front you can chose which series of engravings will appear by shifting your thumb between the five positions from head to foot with the book rightside up or upside down. The seven series of coloured engravings show playing cards, mother superiors, flowers, soldiers, abbots, priests and harlequins. So if you wish to perform a conjuring trick you can first flip through the book so that only the blank leaves appear and the audience thinks the book is blank. You can then tap it with a wand, blow on it or carry out some other magical action and flip through again so the a series of flowers magically appears in what seemed to be a blank book. You can then continue to magically change it to show each of the other series in turn. On 4 pages the caption has been shaved. The fore-edge tabs of the first few and last few leaves are slightly tattered, the black pips on the cards occasionally show through on the other side of the leaf and a few pages show very faint offsetting, but the book is otherwise in very good condition (remarkable in this genre). The wrappers are damaged, with the back wrapper detached and part of the spine label lost. An extremely rare French flip book from 1775.

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         Autograph letter signed to publisher John Bell

      Exeter, 1775. Downman, Hugh (1740-1809). Autograph letter signed to publisher John Bell (1735-1806). 2pp. on single sheet. Exeter, April 26, 1775. 185 x 152 mm. Some surface soiling, a few tiny holes along folds, lacuna where seal was broken (not affecting text), but on the whole very good. Downman, a physician and poet, is best known for his Infancy or the Management of Children, a didactic poem on perinatal and pediatric medicine first published in three parts in London between 1774 and 1776. Downman's poem enjoyed great popularity, going through seven editions in his lifetime, the last appearing in 1809. Downman also published several other volumes of poetry and drama, and translated some of Voltaire's work into English. The first one-volume edition of "Infancy" was published in Edinburgh by John Bell in 1776. In the present letter to Bell, written the previous year, Downman discusses issues relating to this edition: ". . . You will take care that it be correct and well printed, the price I suppose must be lower, but the two books together in octavo should not be sold I think for less than 1s & 6 pence. As it is a complete poem as far as it goes, & has a proper conclusion, I am not certain whether I shall add any more books to it, as I at first intended. Now I have here done with Infancy & if I proceed farther must advance upon Childhood, wch will not so well correspond with the title . . ." In a postscript Downman added a list of errata to be corrected in Bell's edition. Dunn, P. M., "Hugh Downman, MD (1740-1809) of Exeter and his poem on infant care." Archives of Disease in Childhood-Fetal and Neonatal Edition. BMJ Publishing Group, 01 May 2003. Web. Accessed 29 June 2017.

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         Borussiae occidentalis Tabula

      Artist: Homann Erben d ; issued in: Nuremberg; date: d1775 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: original colored; - condition: Perfect condition; - size (in cm): 57 x 45; - description: Map shows western Prussia and the capital city of Danzig. Inset map shows Emland with the cities of Elbing and Braunsberg.; - vita of the artist: Johann Babtiste Homann (1664-1724) was born in Oberkammlach, the Electorate of Bavaria. Although educated at a Jesuit school, and preparing for an ecclesiastical career, he eventually converted to Protestantism and from 1687 worked as a civil law notary in Nuremberg. He soon turned to engraving and cartography; in 1702 he founded his own publishing house.Homann acquired renown as a leading German cartographer, and in 1715 was appointed Imperial Geographer by Emperor Charles VI. Giving such privileges to individuals was an added right that the Holy Roman Emperor enjoyed. In the same year he was also named a member of the Prussian Academy of Sciences in Berlin. Of particular significance to cartography were the imperial printing privileges (Latin: privilegia impressoria). These protected for a time the authors in all scientific fields such as printers, copper engravers, map makers and publishers. They were also very important as a recommendation for potential customers.In 1716 Homann published his masterpiece Grosser Atlas ueber die ganze Welt (Grand Atlas of all the World). Numerous maps were drawn up in cooperation with the engraver Christoph Weigel the Elder, who also published Siebmachers Wappenbuch.Homann died in Nuremberg. He was succeeded by the Homann heirs company, which was in business until 1848. The company was known as Homann Erben, Homanniani Heredes, or Heritiers de Homann abroad.

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         Ambigué magique.[Paris?, Jacques-François Chéreau?, 1775]. Large 16mo (15.5 x 11 cm). A conjuror's magic flip book (or blow book) with tabs in 5 positions, with 1 letterpress page of instructions, 168 full-page engravings (7 series of 4 prints each, each series printed 6 times) and 24 pages deliberately left blank. Contemporary dark green paper wrappers, with an engraved spine label and with a 2-page letterpress calendar for the year 1776 pasted to the inside front and back wrapper.

      Cf. Gumuchian 3843-3846, esp. 3843; KVK & WorldCat (1 copy of similar flip book); Stafford & Terpak, Devices of wonder, pp. 252-255. Extremely rare engraved conjuror's "magic book", also known as a flip book or blow book, displaying eight different series of pages, namely seven series of hand-coloured engravings plus a series of blank pages. Remarkably, it is here preserved with the single page explaining how to use the book tipped onto the first (blank) page and in its original wrappers as published. The fore-edge has tabs that vary from 1/5 to 4/5 of the length, sometimes from the head and sometimes from the foot, so that flipping through the book from back to front you can chose which series of engravings will appear by shifting your thumb between the five positions from head to foot with the book rightside up or upside down. The seven series of coloured engravings show playing cards, mother superiors, flowers, soldiers, abbots, priests and harlequins. So if you wish to perform a conjuring trick you can first flip through the book so that only the blank leaves appear and the audience thinks the book is blank. You can then tap it with a wand, blow on it or carry out some other magical action and flip through again so the a series of flowers magically appears in what seemed to be a blank book. You can then continue to magically change it to show each of the other series in turn. On 4 pages the caption has been shaved. The fore-edge tabs of the first few and last few leaves are slightly tattered, the black pips on the cards occasionally show through on the other side of the leaf and a few pages show very faint offsetting, but the book is otherwise in very good condition (remarkable in this genre). The wrappers are damaged, with the back wrapper detached and part of the spine label lost. An extremely rare French flip book from 1775.

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         Histoire de L'Astronomie Ancienne, Depuis Son Origine Jusqu'a L'Établissement de L'École D'Alexandrie

      Paris: Chez les Freres Debure, 1775. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. xxii, 526 p. + plates. 26 cm. 3 fold-out plates at rear. Quarter burgundy leather with marbled paper boards. Red text block edge. New endpapers. Small ink stamp on title page. A first edition of the first of Bailly's historical works, presenting his rather eccentric theories about the Atlantean origns of astronomy. Bailly (1736-1793) was a French astronomer, mathematician, freemason and political leader during the early part of the French Revolution. He served as mayor of Paris from 1789 to 1791 but was guillotined during the Reign of Terror.

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         Commentaries on the Laws of England. In Four Books. The Sixth Edition [sic]. Printed page for page with the last Oxford Edition. Four Volumes. Eller 10; Laeuchli 13 [without the two advertising leaves Laeuchli notes in volume 2]

      Dublin: Printed for John Colles, at No. 65 . . . Temple-lane [etc.], 1775. Contemporary calf, the spines lightly faded and two spine heads just chipped, a short crack to one joint, else a well preserved set; the Taussig copy The first pocket edition of the Commentaries, measuring about 4x6 inches, a duodecimo printing pirated from the 1770 fourth edition printed in Oxford, the sole edition printed by John Colles, appearing within a decade of the first edition of 1765-69

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         Proben des hohen Teutschen Reichs Adels oder Sammlungen alter Denkmäler, Grabsteinen, Wappen, Inn- und Urschriften, und: nach ihrem wahren Urbilde aufgenommen.

      Würzburg, Blank für den Verfasser 1775 - Erste Ausgabe. Lipperheide Rc 27; Pfeiffer 51544. - Sammlung aller Wappen, Inschriften und Grabmäler, die sich auf die Fürstbischöfe von Würzburg und die Mitglieder ihres Domkapitels beziehen. Zugleich schönes Beispiel für süddeutsche Rokoko-Buchausstattung mit großen und hervorragend reich verzierten und figürlich ausgeschmückten Vignetten und Initialen; auch mit vielen Wappen und Wiedergaben von Epitaphien und Grabmälern, teils in Blattgröße. - Die Übereinstimmung mit ihrem wahren Urbilde sowohl nach deren Abzeichnung als der Abschrift ( ) der aufgenommenen Altertümer, Denkmäler, Grabsteine, Wappen, Inn- und Urschriften wird durch das auf Seite 751 vorgedrucktem Gezeugniß mit papiergedecktem Trockensiegel und eigenhändig (manu propria) durch den kaiserlich-würzburgischen Notar Johann Philipp Vill beglaubigt. - Am Beginn eingebunden ist ein dreiseitiges Anempfehlungsschreiben der hochlöblichen Unmittelbaren freyen Reichs-Ritterschaft an Jülich- und bergische hochlöbliche Ritterschaften (3 Seiten, datiert 1.12.1774). - Kollation: 1 Blatt, 2 gestochene Titel, 2 gestoch. Widmungsblätter, 8 Blätter Vorrede, 777 (recte 779) Seiten mit 240 teils ganzseit. Textkupfern, darunter gestoch. Vignetten u. kalligraphisch verzierte Initialen u. Hauptstück-Überschriften, 29 Kupfertafeln, 1 gefalt. Stammtafel. - In schöner, sauberer Erhaltung Halbleinen mit goldgepr. Rückenschild, marmor. Schnitt, Folio [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         [Ausschneidebilder].[The Netherlands?], 28 January 1777 (some of the prints themselves: Augsburg, Martin Engelbrecht, [ca. 1750?]) 4to. A scrap album containing about 330 cut-out images from engraved prints, most neatly and uniformly coloured by a contemporary hand (probably for the publisher or publishers). Contemporary half roan sheepskin, with a heart-shaped paper label on the front board with the manuscript inscription, "J. Visscher" above the date (1 above 28, flanked by "17 ... 77").

      Piet J. Buijnsters, "Het Nederlandse 'scrapbook' 1775-1900", in: Antiek XXXI, pp. 50-58, at p. 52 ; WorldCat (2 albums of Engelbrecht's “Aufschneidebilder”,); cf. B.M. Stafford & F. Terpak, Devices of wonder, p. 336. A carefully and neatly assembled scrap album containing about 330 coloured, engraved images, each carefully cut out of a print. The images show people (including costume figures, caricatures and oriental figures), boats and ships, flowers, architectural views (including garden views, fountains and sculptures), theatre prints, birds, insects, Aesop illustrations and other items. They include a large image of a man on a ladder picking fruit from a tree, and a whaling scene with a man harpooning a spouting whale. The heart-shaped label with the name J. Visscher and date 28 January 1777, suggests that the album was assembled for Visscher's betrothal or marriage on that date. Buijnsters notes that 18th-century scrapbooks such as the present are very rare. The compilation of a scrapbook became a popular pastime, especially for young ladies, in the 19th century.Nearly all of the clippings come from Engelbrecht in Augsburg and Johann Christoph Schmidhammer in Nürnberg. Martin Engelbrecht (1684-1756) was an Augsburg engraver and print publisher. In 1719, 1729 and 1739 he received an imperial privilege for "illuminierte Lackier- und Ausschneidebilder" (coloured varnished images and cut-out images). These were intended to be cut out for constructing peep shows or miniature theatres as well as for pasting in scrap albums. From the collection of Piet Buijnsters & Leontine Smets. In the last image the man's right arm and the woman's right hand have been lost, but the album leaves and engraved cut-outs are otherwise in very good condition. The binding is slightly rubbed but still good.

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         Des Freyherrn von Sind Churcöllnischen Obersten eines Cavallerieregiments und ersten Stallmeisters vollständiger Unterricht in den Wissenschaften eines Stallmeisters mit einem Lehrbegrif der Pferdearzneykunst. Neue, durchaus und auch mit einem Lehrbegrif

      Johann Christian Dieterich, Göttingen 1775 - 8° 4 Teile in einem Buch, 1315 S., Original Halbleder, Ganzfarbschnitt Einband berieben u bestoßen, Stellenweise etw. stockleckig, Reste eines Bibliotheksaufklebers, verso vord. Deckel, Vorsatz u Titel Eintragungen v alter Hand, Bibl.stempel, sonst antiqu. sehr gut erhalten. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         William Shakespear's Schauspiele. Neue Ausgabe von Joh. Joach. Eschenburg.

      Orell, Geßner, Füßlin, Zürich 1775 - 12 von 13 Bänden, Bd.1-4:1775, Bd. 5-8: 1776, Bd. 9-12: 1777. I: Frontispiz, 416 S.; II: 491, [1] S. Verlagsanz.; III: 492 S., [2] Bl. Verlagsanz.; IV: 415 S.; V: 455 S.; VI: 445 S, [3] S. Verlagsanz.; VII: 467 S.; VIII: 528 S.; IX: 496 S.; X: 460 S.; [2] Bl. Verlagsanz.; XI: 580 S.; XII: 579, [11] S., alle Bände mit kupfergest. Titelvignetten. Halblederbände, Rückenschildchen und Nummern in Goldprägung, berieben, Vorsätze fleckig, Ecken und Kapitale bestoßen, teilw. eingerissen. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Antique Print-SEA CHART-SPAIN-PORTUGAL-MOROCCO-Mannevillette-1775

      1775 - Antique print, titled: 'Carte des Cotes Occidentales d'Espagne, de Portugal et de Barbarie, depuis le Cap Finisterre jusqu'au Cap Cantin. Avec les Isles Madere et Porto Sancto.' - Map/chart of the coasts of Spain, Portugal, Gibraltar and Morocco. Also shows the islands Madeira, Porto Santo and the Desertas Islands. Rhumb lines and depth soundings along the coast. Description: This map was published in "Le Neptune Orient" by Mannevillette, published Paris: 1775-1781.Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Guillaume de la Haye' after 'Jean-Baptiste d'Apres de Mannevillette'. Guillaume de la Haye (active around 1750-1785) was a French engraver. Jean Baptiste d'Apres de Mannevillette was a prominent French hydrographer and cartographer, and a superior officer in the French East India Company. He was known for charting the coasts of India and China during the 18th century. Mannevillette’s work was internationally renowned, and his charts and atlases were important resources for ships navigating the region. His atlas "Le Neptune Oriental" was an authoritative and widely used source in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, and drew on Mannevillette’s own experience as a navigator and naval officer in the seas of Asia. Engraving on hand laid paper. Anonymous. Good, given age. Original middle fold, as issued. Dampstained in the lower left and right corners (minimally affecting image corners), which we can remove on request. Browned along the middle fold. A sharp crease in the top margin and top edge of the image, left and right of the middle fold. Some faint offsetting from where the map was folded on itself. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. The overall size is ca. 32.1 x 40.5 cm. The image size is ca. 28.3 x 36 cm. The overall size is ca. 12.6 x 15.9 inch. The image size is ca. 11.1 x 14.2 inch. Storage location: Overasselt-141

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         Frottola nuziale. La gattella di casa alla sua nuova padroncina.

      Remondini, Bassano 1775 - In-16, pp. XXXI, (1). Frontespizio incorniciato da bordura xilografica. Deliziosa vignetta incisa in rame della "gattella" in questione posta all'inzio della frottola. Legatura in cartoncino remondiniano. Stupendo esemplare. Rarissimo libretto pubblicato in occasione delle nozze di Enrica Spineda con Giulio Cesare Colloredo. La "Gattella", composizione di gusto pariniano fatta in rima baciata, è preceduta da una dedica di Girolamo Enrico Beltramini all'amico Marcantonio Spineda, padre della sposa. Iacopo Vittorelli, traduttore, poeta e librettista bassanese (1749-1835), è noto ai più per la sua bella traduzione in ottave della psudomerica Batracomiomachia. Bibliografia: operetta molta rara, sfuggita al Pinto. Rumor, Scrittori vicentini, p. 338. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Catalogus librorum maximam partem exquisitissimorum interque hos splendidissimorum operum, quae in bibliotheca electorali Dresdensi in duplo extiterunt, quorumque consueta auctionis publicae lege venditio fiet d. 15. Novembris & seqq. hujus anni, horis a tertia pomeridianis. Pars I (von 3).

      Dresden, Walther, 1775. X S., 1 Bl., 723 S. Mod. Hldr. Seltener Katalog zur ersten von drei Versteigerungen von Dubletten der Königlich Sächsischen Hofbibliothek, die im Wesentlichen aus den Ankäufen der Bibliotheken Heinrich Graf von Bünaus und Heinrich Graf von Brühls stammten. Zugleich wichtiges Beispiel für die praxisorientierte Modifizierbarkeit und Flexibilität des von Johann Michael Francke ursprüglich für die Bibliotheca Bunaviana entwickelten bibliographischen Systems. - Exemplar aus der Bibliothek von Hanns Moritz Graf von Brühl (1746-1811), mit dessen Stempel auf dem Titel. - Titel verso mit gelöschtem Stempel einer alten Forschungsbibliothek. - Text der ursprünglich fehlenden S. III-IV (Vorwort) auf 2 Bl. maschenschriftlich ergänzt. - Petzholdt 33 (Anmerkungen). - Gutes, sauberes Exemplar. Versand D: 6,00 EUR

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         Traktat Vecnago mira i Druzby Zakljucennij mezdu Imperiej Vserossijskago i Ottomanskago Portoju

      [Treaty of lasting Peace and Friendship between the Russian Empire and the Ottoman Porte.]First edition. Folio. Period style half crimson morocco over marbled boards, spine gilt. [ii], 12pp. Moscow,

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         The Hon.ble John Hancock. of Boston in New-England; President of the American Congress. Done from an original picture painted by Littleford

      London: C. Shepherd, 1775. Mezzotint portrait. Wide margins. Minor creases. A British portrait of one of the leading American Revolutionary war leaders.Public curiosity for prints of Revolutionary heroes was not limited to America but spread to the English and European print shops, where an inquisitive audience clamored for a glimpse of the key figures of the war. London and Augsburg publishers, using the names C. Shepard, Thomas Hart, and John Morris, issued a series of mezzotints of the officers of the American Revolution. Public interest reached such a frenzy that European printmakers published fictitious portraits before they had accurate likenesses of the sitters, often using old plates and simply changing the name of the sitter.This porthole portrait of Hancock may have been based on a Copley painted portrait, though it claims to be after "Littleford". Littleford is thought to have been a fictitious portraitist and the resemblance to Hancock is somewhat remote. Nevertheless, the figure is commanding and a gentleman, such as might well be President of the Continental Congress. As Fowble noted: "As president of the Continental Congress in 1775, Hancock was newsworthy in both London and the colonies, and he was a tailor-made subject for print publishers. Some entrepreneurs, like Shelpherd in his anxiety to get the first prints on the street, were willing to supplement truth with a generous portion of fiction."Fowble Two Centuries of Prints in America 1680-1880 #63; Russell ENA III.6; Smith British Mezzotinto Portraits III.5.

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         The Laws of Shipping and Insurance . . . An Account of the Jurisdiction of the Admiralty Courts. With The Determinations of the Courts of Justice on Trials concerning Shipping, Insurance, Losses, Averages, Bottomry, Barratry [etc.]

      Only edition of the principal legal work of Parker, a Lincoln's Inn barrister, setting forth Parliamentary legislation from the mid 14th century, briefly analysing maritime and admiralty law, and digesting the leading cases of the preceding 80 years. Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, the original label preserved, some browning and staining, else quite sound and usable; the Taussig copy. Printed by W. Strahan and M. Woodfall [etc.], London, 1775.

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         Histoire de L'Astronomie Ancienne, Depuis Son Origine Jusqu'a L'Établissement de L'École D'Alexandrie

      Chez les Freres Debure, Paris 1775 - xxii, 526 p. + plates. 26 cm. 3 fold-out plates at rear. Quarter burgundy leather with marbled paper boards. Red text block edge. New endpapers. Small ink stamp on title page. A first edition of the first of Bailly's historical works, presenting his rather eccentric theories about the Atlantean origns of astronomy. Bailly (1736-1793) was a French astronomer, mathematician, freemason and political leader during the early part of the French Revolution. He served as mayor of Paris from 1789 to 1791 but was guillotined during the Reign of Terror. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Unentbehrliche Geheimnisse, Oder Künste junge Leute zu bilden.

      Müller und Brückner, Schleusingen 1775 - 8vo. Mit 17 gef. Kupfertaf. 318 S. Hldr. d. Zt. m. Rückengoldpräg. Rotschnitt. VD18 10964967. - Sehr seltenes Schreibmeisterbuch und Zeichenschule mit Abschnitten zur Schönschreibekunst, Papier, Feder, Tinte u. Siegelwachs. Von der Zeichenkunst des Menschen und der Malerei. - Einband etw. berieben. Name u. Initialstempel auf Titel. Text etw. gebräunt, Tafeln fleckig gebräunt, eine ankoloriert. gr. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Li Regni di Valenza e Murcia Con l'Isole Baleari.

      1775 - Venice, 1775. Original colour. 315 x 415mm. Map of South-east Spain and the Balearics, with a fine title cartouche, showing the islands of Minorca, Majorca and Ibiza in good detail.

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         Die Geschichte von Hamburg für den Liebhaber der vaterländischen Geschichte (2 Bde. zus. in einem Buch) und Erläuterungsschriften zur Hamburgischen Geschichte

      Johann Georg Fritsch, Hamburg /1784; Dieterich Anton Harmsen, 1780 1775 - VI, 318 , 444 und 274 S., eine gestochene Titelvignette, vier Kupferstiche als Textabbildungen, sechs gestochene Portraittafeln (Pauli, Lütkens, Bostel, Wiese, Sillem, Faber), Pappeinband des 19. Jhdts., Gr. 8° (23 cm) Erster Band 1. Teil: Aelteste Hamburgische Geschichte in dem Zeitraume von der Gründung der Stadt Hamburg im Jahr 808 bis zur Erlöschung des männlichen Billingschen Stammes im Jahr 1106, 2. Teil: [.] welcher die Mittlere Geschichte bis aufs Jahr 1528 nebst Registern über beyde Theile in sich fasset. Zweiter Band: Sammlung von bisher ungedruckten Beweis- und Erläuterungsschriften zur Hamburgischen Geschichte Sprache: deu [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Revolutionary War

      1775. Days after the Battle of Bunker Hill a document dated June 19th, 1775 from Glassonbury (Glastonbury), CT reads, "Sir, please to pay to Elias Williams, Capt. Of the Eightieth Company in the sixth Regiment: Twenty Five pounds, twelve shillings money in being due to men under his command for the half days training as roll exhibited according to the auth. Assembly." The document is addressed to Jno. Lawrence, Esq and signed by Jonth. Welles and Elzur Tallot.

Elias Williams (1718 - 1798) was a prominent man before and after the Revolutionary War being one of the wealthiest citizens of the town, and part owner of the Schooner Industry. In May, 1769, he was app. Lieut. of 9th Co., 6th Regt. of Militia; Capt. in May, 1772. At a meeting held June 17, 1774, he was app. on a corn. of seven to receive and send to Boston contributions for the relief of those distressed by the operation of the Boston Port Bill, and at a meeting held Dec. 12, 1774, to approve the articles of association adopted by the Continental Congress, he was one of thirteen to exercise surveillance over suspected citizens. He was a justice of the peace, 1778-79. In June, 1778, while in camp at White Plains, he gave freedom to his negro slave, Caesar Freeman, on condition of his serving in the army. The Connecticut Courant of Dec. 17, 1798, said of him: "Died at Wethersfield (Rocky Hill) on the 5th inst. Capt. Elias Williams, in the 81st year of his age. A widow, six children, and fifty-four grandchildren and great-grandchildren are left to bemoan their loss. The funeral was attended on Friday last, when a large concourse of neighbors and acquaintances by their solemnity and affection testified their respect and esteem. His extensive beneficence and private virtues have long since entitled him to the character of a useful citizen and a good man."

The other document is dated Aug. 14, 1775 and is addressed to John Lawrence, Esq. It reads in full, "Sir, pay Noah Washborn two pounds Eleven shillings money - 45- of it being for a gun purchased of him by he select men of Hartford for use of the recruits rec'd in this colony the remainder for labour - and charge the same to acct, of the colony of Connecticut." Signed by Thos. Seymour and Oliver Ellsworth."

Thomas Seymour graduated at Yale in 1755; was King's Attorney for Hartford County from his father's death until the Revolution. He was also lieutenant-colonel of militia; represented Hartford in the General Assembly eighteen years, and was a member of the House of Assistants ten years; was elected first Mayor of Hartford in 1784, and served until 1812; chief judge of the Hartford County court from 1798 to 1803. Seymour remains Hartford's longest serving mayor.

The Noah Washburn mentioned in this document could be the Noah Washburn born Sept. 9, 1741 in Bridgewater Ma. He later moved to Hartford turning up in a 1790 Hartford census.


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         La nouvelle maison rustique, ou economie rurale, pratique et générale de tous biens de campagne

      - Chez Le veuve Guillaume, A Paris 1775, In-4 (20x26cm), (4) iv (4) 916pp. et (8) 918pp. (2), 2 volumes reliés. - decima edizione di menzione, dopo l'originale pubblicato nel 1700. Esso è illustrata da 38 tavole numerate cui due pieghevoli 15 per il primo volume e 23 per il secondo e 35 figure su legno-text. Legatura in piena pelle di pecora tempo bionda. Indietro con i nervi decorati. parte del titolo e il numero del volume biondi in pelle. Strofinato insieme. Le schede vengono tagliati più corti. nuova serie. carte di custodia non sono gli stessi sui 2 volumi, sono stati cambiati. Una coda ripristino del volume II. numero del volume parte del secondo volume con mancanza (attrito) sul termine rustica. Buona copia, incontriamo più spesso mal collegato. Grande successo editoriale della casa rustica XVIII secolo è un'enciclopedia dell'agricoltura e della vita rurale; si occupa di tutte le questioni di un modo pratico e usuale: così abbiamo trovato un capitolo delle api, ma anche sulla costruzione, giardini e come nella progettazione, l'aia, i cavalli, le colture, il tutto specie di alberi e arbusti, uccelli, cucina, vigneti, pesca, caccia ... Il suo successo è dopo essere stato in grado di concentrare un massimo di conoscenza pratica (senza strutture o in comune) una modo quasi ludico per il lettore, i capitoli del giardino è in questo senso esemplare. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Mention de dixième édition, après l'originale parue en 1700. Elle est illustrée de 38 planches numérotées dont deux dépliantes, 17 pour le premier volume et 21 pour le second et de 35 figures sur bois in-texte. Reliure en pleine basane blonde marbrée d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné de filets. Pièces de titre en maroquin rouge et de tomaison en maroquin noir (manque la pièce de tomaison du tome I, les dorures restant apparentes). Ensemble frotté. Certaines planches sont coupées plus courtes. Ensemble frais. Manque en tête du tome I. Accroc au mors inférieur en queue du tome I. 4 coins émoussés. Estafilades sur les plats.  Grand succès éditorial du XVIIIe siècle, la Maison rustique est une encyclopédie de la vie rurale et agricole ; elle traite de toutes les matières d'une manière pratique et usuelle : on y trouvera donc un chapitre sur les abeilles, mais aussi sur la construction, les jardins et comment en concevoir, la basse-cour, les chevaux, les moissons, toutes les espèces d'arbres et arbustes, des oiseaux, de la cuisine, de la vigne, de la pêche, de la chasse... Son succès est d'avoir su concentrer un maximum de savoirs pratiques (sans facilités ou vulgarisations) d'une manière presque ludique pour le lecteur, les chapitres sur le jardin sont à cet égard exemplaires.  

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         Recherches critiques, historiques et topographiques sur la ville de Paris, depuis ses commencements connus jusqu'à présent ; avec le plan de chaque quartier : par le Sr. Jaillot, géographe ordinaire du Roi.

      Paris, chez l'auteur ; Augustin Martin Lottin aîné, 1772-1775, - 20 (sur 22) parties en cinq volumes in-8, pagination multiple, avec 25 plans dépliants par Perrier, placés en regard du début de chaque monographie de quartier, veau fauve marbré, dos à nerfs cloisonnés et fleuronnés, pièces de titre et de tomaison cerise et bouteille, simple filet doré sur les coupes, tranches rouges (reliure de l'époque). Coins abîmés, mais bon exemplaire. Edition originale rare de ce tableau de Paris à la fin de l'Ancien Régime, recherché pour son exactitude et la précision des plans par quartiers qui doivent accompagner les descriptions topographiques de chacun d'eux. L'auteur, érudit et géographe du XVIIIe siècle, mort à Paris le 5 avril 1780, appartenait à une famille d'artistes et de cartographes, était géographe ordinaire du roi, membre de l'Académie royale des sciences et belles-lettres d'Angers. C'est surtout au point de vue topographique que ces Recherches sont recommandables : à une époque où les archives du royaume et celles des établissements religieux n'étaient pas d'un accès aisé, Jaillot a su se les faire ouvrir et s'est appliqué, avec un esprit critique, parfois un peu subtil, à ne fonder son travail que sur des documents inattaquables. I. Préface. Quartiers de la Cité, de Saint-Jacques de la Boucherie, de Sainte-Opportune, du Louvre et du Palais-Royal (XXIV-216-79-56-58-94 pp.). - II. Quartiers Montmartre, Saint-Eustache, des Halles, de Saint-Denys et de Saint-Martin-des-Champs (64-51-40-94-94 pp.). - III. Quartiers de la Grève, de Saint-Paul, Sainte-Avoye, du Temple, de Saint-Antoine (56-36-40-48-138 pp.). - IV. Quartiers de la Place Maubert, et de Saint-Benoît (181-[2]-234-[2] pp.). - V. Quartiers de S. André des Arcs, du Luxembourg, de Saint-Germain-des-Prés. (150-[2]-120-88 pp.). Manquent les deux dernières parties qui ne se trouvent pas dans tous les exemplaires : Réponse de M. Jaillot à quelques lettres critiques sur son ouvrage. Table alphabétique . Lacombe 851. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         De l'esprit du gouvernement économique.

      Paris: Debure, 1775 - Octavo (198 x 121 mm). Contemporary half vellum, title hand written to spine in ink, brown speckled boards, red sprinkled edges. Early ownership label to front pastedown. Extremities rubbed, spine ends bumped, boards lightly scuffed, front pastedown a little stripped and discoloured from removal of bookplate, front hinge cracked but firm, minor loss to leaf R3 not affecting text, overall a bright, clean copy. Engraved head- and tailpieces. First edition of the principal work of the French economist Paul Boesnier de l'Orme (1724–1793), "one of the most systematic and comprehensive expositions of economics of its period" (Higgs). This copy has the imprint of Debure, as do the Mattioli and Sraffa copies, but some have the imprint of Delalaine (no priority established). It is both institutionally and commercially scarce as the book was "suppressed because it attacked the Fermieres Généraux" (Sraffa Library). Copac locates just one copy with the Debure imprint in British and Irish institutional libraries (Cambridge), and OCLC adds six more worldwide. Goldsmiths' 11216; Higgs 6185; INED 549; Kress S.4801; Mattioli 355; Sraffa 424; not in Einaudi. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         A New Description of Kent.

      Robert Sayer (c.1745-1751) 1775 - Rare map of Kent by Symonson!- published by Robert Sayer (c.1745-1751), London, c1775.- copper engraved map with modern hand colouring; image size 52 x 77 cm. 2 sheets joined; several folds, some as issued; false margins all around; some areas with paper loss manuscripted in; some holes in cross folds.- A very beautiful and detailed map of Kent by Symonson. The early state engraved by Charles Whitwell was re-issued by Peter Stent in 1659 with views of Dover Castle & Towne(Hollar imprint), and Rye (van Dyck imprint)added by W.Hollar. The map has imprints of Whitwell as well as Robert Sayer at the bottom of the map. According to R.A.Burgess (Printed Maps of Kent) 4.VIII ' Sayer & Bennett offered the map for sale in their catalogue c1775 no copy known with their joint Pi.'- Large cartouche with descriptive text and a legend. - Despite it's heavily restoration, this map is quite rare due to the Sayer imprint and the various changes made to the cartouche.- Symonson was an English surveyor, cartographer and mayor of Rochester.- [2472

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         Women’s Manuscript Prayer Book in Hebrew. Scribe: Yechiel Menachem Ben Abraham Urbino

      Italy 1775 - Manuscript on paper, Italian Hebrew script. 28 leaves, Hebrew. 12mo (4 ½ x 2 7/8 in.). Title within intricately decorated floriated and scrolled border. A few leaves loose. Old sheep backed paper boards, worn, lacking lower portion of spine. Half morocco case. This delicate and rare manuscript, prepared exclusively for women includes prayers for healthy and righteous children, a comfortable livelihood, the Mikveh, pregnancy, candle lightening, and the separation of Challah. This tiny book is a scarce survival from a period when women were exempt from the obligation to recite the daily prayers. Thus it provides an illuminating practical perspective on the special realm of women’s spirituality. This manuscript prayer book is a fine example of the scribal arts employed by the Jewish community in creating sacred books and ritual objects. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         Silver inktray with three containers and with engraved inscription : PRESENTED BY THE OXFORD BOARD OF HEALTH Nov. 1832 to the Revd. Vaughan Thomas Chairman - A testimony of gratitude for judicious exertions and indefatigable attention displayed during the prevalence of CHOLERA in this City. A. D. 1832. This piece is solid silver with the London assay mark, the date-letter for the year, 1832, and the maker's mark for CHARLES FOX. It comprises a double-handled stand on four feet, decorated with swirling leaf and flower motifs around the edges, on the handles and on the feet. DIMENSIONS : c.30 cms. x 22.5 cms. not including handles; the tray has a central ink-well without the glass liner, and to each side a shallow rim to hold the cut glass in

      - The metal is in excellent condition; the containers are fastened to the tray with silver bolts and wing-nuts, now lacking one bolt and nut and one other wing-nut; the glass containers have the occasional small chip on a raised segment and a larger chip on one of the bases. * REVEREND VAUGHAN THOMAS [1775-1858], Anglican clergyman, antiquary and philanthropist, of Birmingham, author of : Memorials of the Malignant Cholera in Oxford, MDCCCXXXII. [With plates.] Oxford : W. Baxter. 1835. pp. x. 48. He was chairman of the Oxford Board of Health, one of the Tax Commissioners for the University of Oxford and a prominent figure in Oxford social and political circles. Vaughan Thomas was born at Kingston-on-Thames in 1775 and had been appointed a Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Oxford and Vicar of Yarnton in 1803; he had also held the livings of Stoneleigh, Warwickshire from 1804 and Duntisbourne Rouse, Gloucestershire from 1811. He continued to live in Oxford, but resigned his fellowship in 1811 in order to marry his first wife CharlotteWilliams. They had no children. It was Vaughan Thomas who prompted his friend Samuel Warneford to endow an asylum for the insane at Oxford, and served as chair of its management committee; and in 1832 he had been appointed chairman of the board of health formed at Oxford upon the outbreak of cholera. [see Dictionary of National Biography]. Vaughan Thomas's first wife Charlotte died at Holywell Lodge on 31July 1843 and was buried in a vault in StPeter-in-the-East churchyard on 7August. On 4December 1845 at the British Embassy at Brussels, Catherine Johnston became the second wife of VaughanThomas. The announcement in The Times on 10December 1845 read as follows: On the 4th inst., at the British Embassy, Brussels, by the Rev. William Drury, the Rev. Vaughan Thomas, of Oxford, to Catherine, third daughter of the late Lieutenant-General G.Johnston, of Norbiton-hall, Surrey. By 1846 Catherine and Vaughan Thomas had moved to Magdalen Gate House at 60/61High Street, overlooking Magdalen Bridge. The 1851 census shows Catherineand Vaughanliving there with four servants (a butler, cook, footman, and housemaid). Vaughan Thomas died at Magdalen Gate House on 26 October 1858 at the age of 83 and on 2November he was buried with his first wife in the churchyard of St Peter-in-the-East, and on 30October his obituary appeared in Jackson's Oxford Journal. His effects came to under £18,000. Thomas was a prolific author and his principal work 'The Italian Biography of Sir Robert Dudley Knight' (Oxford, 1861) for which he began to collect materials in 1806. Numerous addresses and sermons which he delivered were printed and published and these include several relating to Birmingham hospitals and to the development of surgical and medical education in Birmingham. For example, he delivered an address delivered at the Birmingham Royal School of Medicine and Surgery at the third anniversary meeting August 29, 1838 (1838); and a sermon entitled 'Abound in this grace also' which was preached on Sunday August 17, 1845 . in aid of the fund for erecting a fever ward at the Queen's Hospital (1845). Vaughan Thomas appears to have been a member of the Queen's College Council (formerly the Birmingham Royal School of Medicine and Surgery) in the 1840s. Clinical teaching of medical students had been undertaken on the wards at the Birmingham General Hospital since 1779. However, it was only in 1828 that a medical school in Birmingham was formally set up. The school had its origins in a successful series of lectures on anatomy which William Sands Cox (1802-1875), a surgeon, had delivered in Birmingham in 1825 and in April 1828 he took the decision to set up a complete Medical School In 1836, when King William IV became patron of the School it was renamed at the Birmingham Royal School of Medicine and Surgery and William Sands Cox was also elected a Fellow of the Royal Society. Cox, who was not on the staff of the General Hospital, found it [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         Prächtige Züge von vielen Reitern nach rechts und nach links reitend. Gegenstücke. Es wird geschossen, getrommelt und wie die Unterschrift bezeichnet, das Pferd in sehr verschiedenen Übungen gezeigt. \"Der passende Hintergrund wieder vortrefflich\" (Thienemann).

       2 Kupferstiche von Martin Elias Ridinger nach und bei Johann Elias Ridinger, um 1775, je ca. 32 x 54,5 cm. Thienemann 714 und 715: \"Die letzte Reitschule wird genannt `Spazierritt von der Schule mit ihren verschiedenen Lectionen`, in zwei schönen, sehr reichen, grossen Blättern, welche gleichsam eine Uebersicht, eine Art Register der vorangegangenen Reitschulen liefern\". - Nicht numeriert. - Mit Lichtschatten und geglätteter Faltspur, in den breiteren Rändern gering fleckig. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Berufe, Reiten

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         Des Freyherrn von Sind Churcöllnischen Obersten eines Cavallerieregiments und ersten Stallmeisters vollständiger Unterricht in den Wissenschaften eines Stallmeisters mit einem Lehrbegrif der Pferdearzneykunst. Neue, durchaus und auch mit einem Lehrbegrif der Pferdearzneykunst vermehrte und verbesserte Auflage.

      Göttingen, Johann Christian Dieterich, 1775. Mit gest. Titelvignette und 15 gefalt. Kupfertafeln. 4 Bll., 1315 (recte 1335) S. HLdr. um 1850. 21,5 x 13 cm. Huth 44. - Tls. etwas fleckig, leicht gebrauchsspurig, aber insgesamt recht gutes Exemplar des voluminösen Werkes. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung

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         Spain 14th - 19th Century

      , [July 31, 1775]. [July 31, 1775]. An original cannon ball (6 " diam.) encrusted with barnacles and shells recovered from the wreck of one of the ships of a Spanish Treasure Fleet that sank off the eastern coast of Florida on July 31,1715. The fleet, led by Gen. Don Juan Esteban de Ubilla was en route to Spain from Vera Cruz. The convoy was one of two regular “Treasure Fleets” that sailed regularly between Spain and her American colonies between 1561 and 1748, delivering European manufactured goods to the colonies in return for gold, silver, and copper and other raw materials. Ubilla’s fleet began its return journey in May 1715 and at Havana, joined with another fleet sailing from Cartagena. Because the Spanish Crown was in desperate need of money following the War of Spanish Succession, the combined fleet set sail for Spain, ignoring the threat of hurricanes, carrying 14 million pesos in treasure. Setting sail on July 24, the fleet enjoyed calm weather, but on the night of July 30, a violent hurricane struck off the east coast of Florida and drove the fleet into the shallow reefs of the Bahama channel destroying 11 of the 12 ships in the convoy and killing nearly 1,000 people including Ubilla. Another 1,500 survived making it to shore and were rescued by a relief fleet that arrived a month later. By July of 1716, Spanish officials completed their salvage efforts recovering approximately half of the treasure.The balance of the cargo was recovered by noted treasure hunter Mel Fisher in 1985 including the above-mentioned piece. Fisher is perhaps best known for his discovery of the Atocha that yielded approximately $450 million in gold, silver, gems and other artifacts. Offered with a certificate of authenticity from the Cobb Coin Company signed in facsimile by Mel Fisher, President, Eugene Lyon, historian, and archeologist R. Duncan Mathewson III. The cannon ball is accompanied by two identifying tags: “32 TSOP ” and “8IR20 032 1984 COBB COIN”

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         EXTRACTS FROM THE VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE AMERICAN CONTINENTAL CONGRESS, HELD AT PHILADELPHIA, SEPTEMBER 5, 1774. CONTAINING THE BILL OF RIGHTS, A LIST OF GRIEVANCES, OCCASIONAL RESOLVES, THE ASSOCIATION.TO WHICH IS ADDED THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE PROVINCIAL CONVENTION, HELD AT PHILADELPHIA, JANUARY 23, 1775. PUBLISHED BY ORDER OF THE PROVINCIAL CONVENTION.

      Philadelphia: Printed by William and Thomas Bradford, 1775. - 80pp. Gathered signatures, stitched. Minor toning, dust-soiling to outer leaves, mild occasional foxing. Near fine. Untrimmed and unopened. In a half morocco box. The final and most complete version of the EXTRACTS., condensing the most important proceedings of the First Continental Congress, and adding the proceedings of a Pennsylvania convention of January, 1775. This final, complete version of the EXTRACTS. is significantly rarer than any of the versions published in later 1774. The EXTRACTS. was first published on October 24, 1774 by Bradfords in Philadelphia, and contains 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 Acts, and the Coercive 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. On October 27, 1774 a second version of the EXTRACTS. was issued, adding "The Petition To the King's most excellent Majesty", passed by the Congress on October 25. This petition, drafted by John Dickinson, asserted loyalty to the King, and blamed Parliament for all of the issues between the colonies and Britain, appealing to the King to redress the grievances. This version of the EXTRACTS. was then widely reprinted throughout the colonies. This final version of the EXTRACTS. was published in late January 1775, again by the Bradfords. It was "Published by order of the Provincial Convention," a meeting of Pennsylvania representatives which took place in Philadelphia on January 23, 1775. The meeting was attended by over 100 delegates from throughout the colony, and Joseph Reed was elected President. The convention resolved to support the actions of the Continental Congress, to pass a law prohibiting the importation of slaves into the colony, that the rural districts and counties would support Philadelphia if Parliament passed an act prohibiting its commerce (such as the Boston Port Act), and that it would take neccessary measures for its defense if the petition to the King of October 25, 1774 was disregarded. This was followed by a long series of resolutions which essentially put the colony on a war footing; preserving footstuffs and manufactures such as livestock, salt, flax, gunpowder, nails, wool, glass, copper, and the like, and calling for an increase in other manufactured goods. Interestingly, one of these resolutions notes "That as Printing Types are now made to a considerable degree of perfection by an ingenious artist in Germantown; it is recommended to the Printers to use such Types in preference to any which may be hereafter imported." Finally, the Convention endorsed standing Committees of Correspondence in the city of Philadelphia and each county, and ordered this work to be printed. OCLC locates just five copies of this final, complete version of the EXTRACTS. in institutions: the New York Public Library, the American Philosophical Society Library, the Pennsylvania Office of Commonwealth Libraries, the University of Illinois, and the Huntington Library. Only one reprint of this edition was made, by John Holt in New York. Howes and other bibliographers have overlooked this final, complete edition of this crucial document. EVANS 14551. HILDEBURN 3208. ESTC W15207. OCLC 3758264, 228764561.

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         EXTRACTS FROM THE VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE AMERICAN CONTINENTAL CONGRESS, HELD AT PHILADELPHIA, SEPTEMBER 5, 1774. CONTAINING THE BILL OF RIGHTS, A LIST OF GRIEVANCES, OCCASIONAL RESOLVES, THE ASSOCIATION...TO WHICH IS ADDED THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE PROVINCIAL CONVENTION, HELD AT PHILADELPHIA, JANUARY 23, 1775. PUBLISHED BY ORDER OF THE PROVINCIAL CONVENTION

      Philadelphia: Printed by William and Thomas Bradford, 1775. 80pp. Gathered signatures, stitched. Minor toning, dust-soiling to outer leaves, mild occasional foxing. Near fine. Untrimmed and unopened. In a half morocco box. The final and most complete version of the EXTRACTS..., condensing the most important proceedings of the First Continental Congress, and adding the proceedings of a Pennsylvania convention of January, 1775. This final, complete version of the EXTRACTS... is significantly rarer than any of the versions published in later 1774. The EXTRACTS... was first published on October 24, 1774 by Bradfords in Philadelphia, and contains 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 Acts, and the Coercive 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. On October 27, 1774 a second version of the EXTRACTS... was issued, adding "The Petition To the King's most excellent Majesty", passed by the Congress on October 25. This petition, drafted by John Dickinson, asserted loyalty to the King, and blamed Parliament for all of the issues between the colonies and Britain, appealing to the King to redress the grievances. This version of the EXTRACTS... was then widely reprinted throughout the colonies. This final version of the EXTRACTS... was published in late January 1775, again by the Bradfords. It was "Published by order of the Provincial Convention," a meeting of Pennsylvania representatives which took place in Philadelphia on January 23, 1775. The meeting was attended by over 100 delegates from throughout the colony, and Joseph Reed was elected President. The convention resolved to support the actions of the Continental Congress, to pass a law prohibiting the importation of slaves into the colony, that the rural districts and counties would support Philadelphia if Parliament passed an act prohibiting its commerce (such as the Boston Port Act), and that it would take neccessary measures for its defense if the petition to the King of October 25, 1774 was disregarded. This was followed by a long series of resolutions which essentially put the colony on a war footing; preserving footstuffs and manufactures such as livestock, salt, flax, gunpowder, nails, wool, glass, copper, and the like, and calling for an increase in other manufactured goods. Interestingly, one of these resolutions notes "That as Printing Types are now made to a considerable degree of perfection by an ingenious artist in Germantown; it is recommended to the Printers to use such Types in preference to any which may be hereafter imported." Finally, the Convention endorsed standing Committees of Correspondence in the city of Philadelphia and each county, and ordered this work to be printed. OCLC locates just five copies of this final, complete version of the EXTRACTS... in institutions: the New York Public Library, the American Philosophical Society Library, the Pennsylvania Office of Commonwealth Libraries, the University of Illinois, and the Huntington Library. Only one reprint of this edition was made, by John Holt in New York. Howes and other bibliographers have overlooked this final, complete edition of this crucial document. EVANS 14551. HILDEBURN 3208. ESTC W15207. OCLC 3758264, 228764561.

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         Fables choisies, mises en vers

      chez l'auteur, Paris 1775 - Fessard, Étienne. First Fessard edition, first issue. 6 engraved title pages, frontispiece volume 1, 243 engraved plates, 243 vignette headpieces and 226 tailpieces engraved by Étienne Fessard after Monnet, Loutherbourg, Bardin, Bidault, Caresme, Desrais, Kobell, Meyer and others. LXXI, [1], 100; VI, 102; IV, 95; [vi], 134; [iv], 103; [iv], 115 pp. (Engraved titles vols 2-6 included in pagination.) Text engraved by Montulay. 6 vols. 8vo. Fine, fully engraved edition of La Fontaine. First edition, first issue of one of the most elaborate 18th century editions of the celebrated fables of Jean de La Fontaine (1621-1695). The engraver and publisher Fessard hoped to rival the edition of Oudry of the previous decade, and he in fact surpassed it in the sheer number of engraved illustrations; numbering over 700 in all, these comprise full page plates as well as vignettes at the beginning and end of each fable. The illustrations after the work of Charles Monnet, which dominate the first three volumes, are especially strong, as are those after Loutherbourg. The engraved text by Montulay together with the illustrations create an "ensemble . as harmonious as it is elegant" (Ray). A clean copy, with wide margins and in a handsome binding. Cohen-de Ricci 551-552; Ray 61 (2nd issue). Provenance: Tho[mas] Coulthard (inkstamp with date 1796 at head of each title page); Viscount Mersey, Bignor Park (bookplates); John Charles Bigham (armorial bookplates); Peter A. Wick (bookplates) Near-contemporary European polished calf, gilt double-rule and floriated border to sides, spines with five raised bands, elaborately gilt in compartments with pinwheel device, red and green morocco labels lettered in gilt, pink silk endpapers, a.e.g. A few stray marks to boards, some soiling and a few repairs to endpapers, faint old dampstaining to lower corner of last few leaves of volume 6, but a very clean, fresh copy in a fine binding 6 engraved title pages, frontispiece volume 1, 243 engraved plates, 243 vignette headpieces and 226 tailpieces engraved by Étienne Fessard after Monnet, Loutherbourg, Bardin, Bidault, Caresme, Desrais, Kobell, Meyer and others. LXXI, [1], 100; VI, 102; IV, 95; [vi], 134; [iv], 103; [iv], 115 pp. (Engraved titles vols 2-6 included in pagination.) Text engraved by Montulay. 6 vols. 8vo [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Spain 14th - 19th Century

      [July 31, 1775]. An original cannon ball (6 " diam.) encrusted with barnacles and shells recovered from the wreck of one of the ships of a Spanish Treasure Fleet that sank off the eastern coast of Florida on July 31,1715. The fleet, led by Gen. Don Juan Esteban de Ubilla was en route to Spain from Vera Cruz. The convoy was one of two regular “Treasure Fleets” that sailed regularly between Spain and her American colonies between 1561 and 1748, delivering European manufactured goods to the colonies in return for gold, silver, and copper and other raw materials. Ubilla’s fleet began its return journey in May 1715 and at Havana, joined with another fleet sailing from Cartagena. Because the Spanish Crown was in desperate need of money following the War of Spanish Succession, the combined fleet set sail for Spain, ignoring the threat of hurricanes, carrying 14 million pesos in treasure. Setting sail on July 24, the fleet enjoyed calm weather, but on the night of July 30, a violent hurricane struck off the east coast of Florida and drove the fleet into the shallow reefs of the Bahama channel destroying 11 of the 12 ships in the convoy and killing nearly 1,000 people including Ubilla. Another 1,500 survived making it to shore and were rescued by a relief fleet that arrived a month later. By July of 1716, Spanish officials completed their salvage efforts recovering approximately half of the treasure.

The balance of the cargo was recovered by noted treasure hunter Mel Fisher in 1985 including the above-mentioned piece. Fisher is perhaps best known for his discovery of the Atocha that yielded approximately $450 million in gold, silver, gems and other artifacts.

Offered with a certificate of authenticity from the Cobb Coin Company signed in facsimile by Mel Fisher, President, Eugene Lyon, historian, and archeologist R. Duncan Mathewson III. The cannon ball is accompanied by two identifying tags: “32 TSOP ” and “8IR20 032 1984 COBB COIN”




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         A COLLECTION OF VOYAGES CHIEFLY IN THE SOUTHERN ATLANTIC OCEAN. PUBLISHED FROM ORIGINAL M.S.S.

      London, 1775. [6],19,[1],22,88,16,16,13pp. plus three engraved charts. Quarto. Modern speckled calf in period style, black gilt morocco labels. Some light browning. Very good. Lacks the contents leaf, as usual. This volume contains in its preface Dalrymple's appeal to Lord North to allow him official approval to make a voyage of discovery in the South Atlantic to investigate the reports of Halley, Bouvet, La Roche, and Leon, and search for and establish a colony at Halley's Cape Circumcision. There is a most interesting section which contains a constitution for the new colony: 1) "...there shall be a Tax of Batchelors or Maidens possessing lands and houses...which shall go the maintenance of orphans...." 2) "No coin but Copper Money as in China and accounts kept in decimals." 3) "Women are not debarred from public office, but may enjoy their rights in the public assembly on the same footing as men." 4) "No Person shall exercise the Profession of Law, by counsel or otherwise, for hire or fee, on penalty of forfeiture of all his property and perpetual imprisonment." 5) "No person to be imprisoned for debt, or for any offence, but such as make their being left at liberty dangerous to society." About these laws Dalrymple comments in his Preface: "A Friend of mine, who is no Enemy to the Publick Liberty, having perused this Plan declared it a 'very good Model of the Worst of all Governments.'" Dalrymple had intended to expand the work further, but decided to collect such articles as he had assembled on the subject, for he was about to set sail for India. The various accounts contained within the book are printed in different places (for example, the "Extrait du Voyage" is obviously of French origin, while Dalrymple's brother, James, saw the Lyon journal through the press in Scotland). SABIN 18336. SPENCE 335.

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      Paris: chez l'auteur, 1775. First Fessard edition, first issue. 6 engraved title pages, frontispiece volume 1, 243 engraved plates, 243 vignette headpieces and 226 tailpieces engraved by Étienne Fessard after Monnet, Loutherbourg, Bardin, Bidault, Caresme, Desrais, Kobell, Meyer and others. LXXI, [1], 100; VI, 102; IV, 95; [vi], 134; [iv], 103; [iv], 115 pp. (Engraved titles vols 2-6 included in pagination.) Text engraved by Montulay. 6 vols. 8vo. Near-contemporary European polished calf, gilt double-rule and floriated border to sides, spines with five raised bands, elaborately gilt in compartments with pinwheel device, red and green morocco labels lettered in gilt, pink silk endpapers, a.e.g. A few stray marks to boards, some soiling and a few repairs to endpapers, faint old dampstaining to lower corner of last few leaves of volume 6, but a very clean, fresh copy in a fine binding. Fessard, Étienne. First Fessard edition, first issue. 6 engraved title pages, frontispiece volume 1, 243 engraved plates, 243 vignette headpieces and 226 tailpieces engraved by Étienne Fessard after Monnet, Loutherbourg, Bardin, Bidault, Caresme, Desrais, Kobell, Meyer and others. LXXI, [1], 100; VI, 102; IV, 95; [vi], 134; [iv], 103; [iv], 115 pp. (Engraved titles vols 2-6 included in pagination.) Text engraved by Montulay. 6 vols. 8vo. Fine, fully engraved edition of La Fontaine. First edition, first issue of one of the most elaborate 18th century editions of the celebrated fables of Jean de La Fontaine (1621-1695). The engraver and publisher Fessard hoped to rival the edition of Oudry of the previous decade, and he in fact surpassed it in the sheer number of engraved illustrations; numbering over 700 in all, these comprise full page plates as well as vignettes at the beginning and end of each fable. The illustrations after the work of Charles Monnet, which dominate the first three volumes, are especially strong, as are those after Loutherbourg. The engraved text by Montulay together with the illustrations create an "ensemble ... as harmonious as it is elegant" (Ray). A clean copy, with wide margins and in a handsome binding. Cohen-de Ricci 551-552; Ray 61 (2nd issue). Provenance: Tho[mas] Coulthard (inkstamp with date 1796 at head of each title page); Viscount Mersey, Bignor Park (bookplates); John Charles Bigham (armorial bookplates); Peter A. Wick (bookplates)

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        The Rivals, a Comedy

      John Wilkie, London 1775 - First edition, second issue. x, [vi], 100 pp., with half-title. 8vo. First edition, second issue, with page 79 correctly numbered and no catchword on p. 100. Attractive large copy of Sheridan's first published play, one of the great English comedies, featuring the deliciously ludicrous Mrs. Malaprop: "If I reprehend any thing in this world, it is the use of my oracular tongue, and a nice derangement of epitaphs!" Ashley V, p.152; Williams, p. 212. Provenance: George Clinton Fairchild Williams, 1857-1933, American book collector (bookplate); Clara & Irwin Strasburger (bookplate, Clara's sale, Sotheby's New York, 25 June 1982, lot 464); Louis & Anne Marie Davidson (bookplate) 20th-century brown morocco, a.e.g., by Riviere. Inner margins of half-title, title-page, a1 and a2 restored x, [vi], 100 pp., with half-title. 8vo [Attributes: First Edition]

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