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        Versuch einer Geschichte der Churmarck Brandenburg von der ersten Erscheinung der deutschen Sennonen an bis auf jezige Zeiten.

      Berlin, Friedrich Wilhelm Birnstiel, 1765 bis 1775. - In 6 Bänden. Über 2500 Seiten mit gestochenen Titel- und Kopfvignetten, Stammtafeln und Urkunden im Anhang. Originale Ganzlederbände der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung und zwei farbigen Rückenschildern (21 x 24 cm). Komplett und einheitlich gebundenes Werk. - Die dekorativen Ledereinbände sind etwas berieben und bestossen, wenige Seiten leicht fleckig. Schöne Exemplare.

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        A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland

      W. Strahan and T. Cadell, London 1775 - First edition, first issue, with 12-line errata and with "afford" on p. 199, l. 13. [ii], 384, [2, errata on recto] pp. Errata leaf, D8 and U4 are cancels (U4 in corrected state numbered 296). 8vo. The scarce first printing. "I had desired to visit the Hebrides . and was . induced to undertake the journey, by finding in Mr. Boswell a companion . " Though Johnson's name does not appear on the title-page, the opening sentence left no doubt in the minds of his earliest readers who the author was. Courtney & Smith p. 122; Chapman & Hazen p. 151; Fleeman 75.1J/1a; Rothschild 1257. Provenance: Sir George Howard, 6th Earl of Carlisle (armorial bookplate); the Howards of Effingham (bookplate); unidentified armorial bookplate; sold Bernard Quaritch (pencil note dated May 1964); Louis & Anne Marie Davidson (bookplate) Contemporary sprinkled calf, red morocco spine label, board edges gilt. Some wear to joints and extremities, a few mostly marginal stains [ii], 384, [2, errata on recto] pp. Errata leaf, D8 and U4 are cancels (U4 in corrected state numbered 296). 8vo First edition, first issue, with 12-line errata and with "afford" on p. 199, l. 13. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Rare Antique Master Print-LARDER-COOK-ARTICHOKE-Earlom-De Vos-Farington-1775

      - Antique Master Print, titled: 'The Larder.' - A cook holds up a rabbit from a table laden with game, a lobster and several types of vegetable (among which artichoke and asparagus). A cat claws a rack of small birds, while a dog growls at a second cat under the table. Mezzotint engraving on hand laid (verge) paper. Description: This print originates from: After paintings that were present in the Houghton collection (sir Robert Walpole's celebrated collection). A large part of this collection was sold to Catherine the Great of Russia in 1779 and remains today one of the greatest parts of the Hermitage Museum collection in St. Petersburg. Rare. Published by John Boydell in London, 1775.Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Richard Earlom' after 'Martin de Vos and Joseph Farington'. Richard Earlom (1743-1822) was an reknowned English mezzotint engraver. He displayed great skill as a draughtsman, and at the same time acquired without assistance the art of engraving in mezzotint. Farington designed the mezzotint after a painting by De Vos. Joseph Farington RA (1747-1821) was an English landscape painter and diarist. Marten de Vos (1532-1603) was an Antwerp painter and draughtsman of the late sixteenth century. His travels to Italy made him adopt the Mannerist style. Condition: Good, given age. The image fine, a crisp impression. The lower margin with restored tears on the platemark (closed with contemporary paper and acid-free archival tape). The margins a little soiled. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: TPC-P3-09 The overall size is ca. 24.4 x 19.1 inch. The image size is ca. 22.6 x 17.7 inch. The overall size is ca. 62 x 48.5 cm. The image size is ca. 57.5 x 45 cm.

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        Fables choisies, mises en vers

      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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        Descrizione istorica del Sacro Real Monistero di Monte Casino con una breve notizia della fu antica Città di Casino, e della presente di S Germano. Per uso e comodo de’ Forestieri. Seconda edizione dal medesimo Autore corretta, ed accresciuta

      Per i Fratelli Raimondi, 1775. 8vo (c.c. 19), CXX-178 (i.e. 378) pp., 2 cc.nn. con due grandi tavole più volte rip. (’Aspectus interior Basilicae Casinensis’ e ‘Prospectus sacri Archicoenobii Casinatis’). Ottima legatura inizi ‘900 in pergamena con nervi. Fili, fregi e titolo oro su tassello in pelle rossa al ds. Carte di guardia a pettine. Eccellente esemplare.

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        Rare Antique Master Print-SHIPS-MARINE-PRINTDRAWING-Velde-Prestel-ca. 1775

      - Antique Master Print, titled: 'Dessin de Guillaume van de Velde.' - Sailing ships and rowboats in an estuary. Etching & aquatint etching on hand laid paper. Watermark: coat of arms Description: Source unknown, to be determined. State: Only state Ref: Schwaighofer? Rare print.Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Marie Katherina Prestel' after 'Willem van de Velde '. Maria Katharina Prestel (1747-1794) worked together with her husband Johann Gottlieb Prestel (1742-1808) on several collections of printdrawings. They reached a very high quality in their prints. Willem van de Velde (1633-1707) was, like his father, a Dutch painter of marines. His brother, Adriaen, specialised in landscapes. Condition: Good, given age. Laid down on a support sheet, with the cut off caption attached verso (as often). General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: Q2-159 LATPC The overall size is ca. 9.1 x 6.3 inch. The image size is ca. 9.1 x 6.3 inch. The overall size is ca. 23 x 16.1 cm. The image size is ca. 23 x 16.1 cm.

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        Elementos de matemática. Por D. Benito Bails, Director de Matemáticas de la Real Academia de S. Fernando, Individuo de las Reales Academias Española, de Historia, y de la de Ciencias Naturales, y Artes de Barcelona. Tomo I [-X]

      Madrid : Por D. Joachin Ibarra, impresor de Cámara de S.M, 1775-1781 [t.3-7] : En la imprenta de la viuda de Don Joaquin Ibarra, 1790-1804 [t.1, 9-10]. - [Para pedidos desde fuera de España, por favor, consulte las condiciones de venta y envío, tipo B. / For orders to be delivered outside Spain, please, let you see our sale and shipping terms, type B. / Pour les commandes à livrer hors d'Espagne, s'il vous plait, voyez les conditions de vente et de livraison, type B.].- // 10 tomos en 11 vol.- 8º mayor, (218/225x161/165 mm).- Rigurosamente completo de sus 5 tablas desplegables y sus 309 grabados desplegables, en su inmensa mayoría sin firma, con 2202 figuras. [En ocasiones se indica que el tomo 3º debe contener 28 grabados y el 4º 21, pero verificada la secuencia de los grabados, de sus figuras y las llamadas desde el texto, se trata, sin ninguna duda, de un error].- V. 1, t. 1 (2ª ed. corregida y añadida, 1793): [4], LXVIII, 597, [3] p.; sign.: a-d8, e4, A-Z8, Aa-Oo8, Pp4 [Pp4, blanca]; 29 grabados desplegables con 178 figuras encuadernados al final del volumen.- V. 2, t. 2 (1ª ed., portada 1779): [4], XXXV, [1], 518 p.; a-b8, c4, A-Z8, Aa-Jj8, Kk3; 11 grabados desplegables con 100 figuras.- V. 3, t. 3 (1ª ed., portada 1779): [4], XLIV, 579 p.; sign.: a-c8, A-Z8, Aa-Nn8, Oo2; 2 tablas desplegables intercaladas y 25 grabados desplegables con 288 figuras, encuadernados al final del volumen.- V. 4, t. 4 (1ª ed., 1780): [4], XLIV, 534 p.; 20 grabados desplegables con 259 figuras, encuadernados al final del volumen.- V. 5, t. 5 (1ª ed., 1780): [4], XLIV, 604 p.; sign.: a-c8, A-Z8, Aa-Oo8, Pp6; 18 grabados desplegables intercalados, con 202 figuras.- V. 6, t. 6 (1ª ed., 1781): [4], XX, 624 p.; sign.: a8, b4, A-Z8, Aa-Qq8; 48 grabados desplegables con 512 figuras, encuadernados al final del volumen.- V. 7, t. 7 (1ª ed., 1775): [4], XL, 816 p.; sign.: a-b8, c8, A-Zz8, Aaa-Eee8; 21 grabados desplegables con 195 figuras -2 intercalados y 19 al final del volumen-.- V. 8, t. 8 (1ª ed., 1775): [4], XIV, 662 p.; sign.: a9, A-Z8, Aa-Ss8, Tt3; 3 tablas desplegables -intercaladas-, y 20 grabados desplegables con 147 figuras encuadernados (alguno desordenado) al final del volumen.- V. 9, t. 9.1 (2ª ed., corregida por el autor, 1796): [2], VI, 888 p.; sign.: *4, A-Zz8, Aaa-Iii8, Kkk4; 64 grabados desplegables con 232 figuras, encuadernados al final del volumen (alguno en desorden), algunos firmados 'Nemesio Lopez Saavedra', 'Rodz' (José Rodríguez), 'Josef Muntaner' y 'J.f. Giraldo'; publicado originalmente sin anteportada.- V. 10, t. 9.2 (1ª ed., 1790): [4], XVI, 418 p.; sign.: a10, A-Bb8, C9; 51 grabados desplegables con 82 figuras, encuadernados al final del volumen, algunos firmados 'J. Rz' (José Rodríguez), 'Navia' o 'Na' (José Gómez Navia), y 'Fabregat' (Josep Joaquim Fabregat).- V. 11, t. 10 (2ª ed., 1804): [2], XII, 531p.; sign.: A4, B3, a-zz8, aa-vvv4, xxx2; 1 grabado desplegable con 7 figuras; publicado originalmente sin anteportada.- // Encuadernación de época en plena piel (salvo t. 2); lomo con nervios y doble tejuelo rojo y habana, cuajado con adornos florales en dorado; cantos dorados a rueda; cortes tintados en rojo; buen papel verjurado, sin anotaciones ni subrayados. Planos eventualmente rozados y con algún ligero punto de taladro esporádico; leves roces ocasionales en cofias (t. 6, 8 y 9.1) y tejuelos (t. 7 y 9.2); burdos refuerzos con piezas de papel encoladas en el cajo interior de algunos vols. (t. 1 -cajos delantero y trasero-, y 3, 7 y 10 -solo en cajo trasero-); restauración antigua de punta inferior de primeras 8 hojas de t. 4; algún rastro de humedad antigua (t. 1, margen interno superior, pp. 246-420; t. 9.2, rastro, a veces grosero, en el interior del conjunto); ligeros principios de acidificación dispersos (algo más frecuentes en t. 9.1); algún cuaderno tostado (t. 9.2); alguna mancha esporádica (t. 10, p. 386). Desgraciadamente, un anterior propietario, Manuel Murtra, dispuso su sello de tampón en cortes, portadas, primeros capítulos, algunas páginas aleatoriamente y márgenes de parte de los grabados, sobre todo en los primeros volúmenes. El t. 2 que se incluye, por [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Vues d’un politique du XVIe siècle, sur la législation de son temps également propres à réformer celle de nos jours; ou Choix des arrests qui composent le recueil de Raoul Spifame, connu sous le titre de 'Dicaearchiae Henrici Regis Christianissimi Progymnasmata'. Avec des Observations & une Table générale & raisonnée de tout l'ouvrage par M. Auffray (.).

      - Amsterdam et Paris, Claude-Jacques-Charles Durand, 1775. in-8, plein veau marbré de l'époque, dos lisse richement orné de caissons fleuronnés et cloisonnés, pièce de titre de maroquin rouge, tranches cailloutées, (4), xvj, 275 p. Edition originale de cet ouvrage. Économiste physiocrate et avocat, Jean Auffray contribua, par cet ouvrage, à faire redécouvrir l’oeuvre de Raoul Spifame (1500-1563) qui proposait des réformes visionnaires sur la justice, la vie religieuse, la vie économique, politique et sociale, l’urbanisme. : unification des poids et mesures et de la monnaie, impôt sur le revenu généralisé, abolition des privilèges et des justices seigneuriales, uniformisation du Droit, spécialisation des hôpitaux, embrigadement des oisifs, assainissement de Paris, etc. Nombre de ces projets qui pouvaient paraître alors insensés trouveront leur application des siècles plus tard. Selon le catalogue de l’INED (n°4243): "Les notes judicieuses d’Auffray sur toutes ces questions augmentent encore l’intérêt de l’ouvrage". (Conlon, ‘Siècle des Lumières’, 75:1662. Higgs, 6542. Manque à Kress, Goldsmith’ et Einaudi). Bel exemplaire, très frais, très bien relié à l’époque. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        De magia liber.

      - Lipsiae, sumptibus I.P. Kraus, Bibliopolae Viennensis, 1775, in-8, leg. coeva in mezza pergamena, (lievi mancanze al rivestimento in carta dei piatti), pp. XXVIII, [4], 316, [2]. Qualche naturale brunitura. Caillet, n. 4924 segnala solo un'edizione Remondini dello stesso anno e una di Parigi, Didot, 1777. Questa dovrebbe essere la seconda tiratura della prima edizione (Lipsia, stesso editore, stessa collazione, 1774). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ROLAND FURIEUX, poème héroïque, de l'ARIOSTE. Traduction nouvelle par M. d'USSIEUX.

      1775 - 1783, Chez Brunet - Chez Laporte 1775 - 4 volumes in-8 ( 230 X 155 mm ) de 321 391 407 et 410 pages, veau fauve marbré, dos ornés d'un superbe décor doré "aux petits fers", pièces de titre de maroquin rouge et de tomaison de maroquin vert et rouge, belles dentelles dorées d'encadrement sur les plats, coupes et coiffes filetées d'or, tranches dorées ( Reliures vers 1810 ). Célèbre et belle édition ornée d'un portrait et de 92 figures gravés sur acier en épreuve avant la lettre, à savoir: le portrait-frontispice et les 46 figures de la suite dite Baskerville, dessinés par Cipriani, Cochin, Eisen, Greuze, Monnet et Moreau, et la suite des 46 compositions dessinées par Cochin et gravées par De Launay, Lingée et Ponce. Bel exemplaire dans des reliures très décoratives. Reliure Gravure Littérature

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        Antique Master Print-LADY-READING-GLASSES-Boll-Richard Earlom-Farington-1775

      - Plate: A Lady Reading. It shows a portrait of an old lady with a book on her lap and glasses in her hand. Rare. Original mezzotint etching on a velin (wove) type paper. Description: Published by John Boydell of London in 1775.Artists and Engravers: Engraved by R. Earlom (1743-1822) after the drawing by G. Farington (1747-1821), which copied the original painting by Ferdinand Boll (1616-1680). Richard Earlom (1743-1822) was an reknown English mezzotint engraver. He displayed great skill as a draughtsman, and at the same time acquired without assistance the art of engraving in mezzotint. Condition: Very good, given age, the outer margins with some foxing. Some general age-related toning, please study scan carefully. Storage location: DP-P1-08 The overall size is ca. 18 x 23 inch. The image size is ca. 12 x 17.9 inch. The overall size is ca. 45 x 58.5 cm. The image size is ca. 30.5 x 45.5 cm.

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        A DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE: IN WHICH THE WORDS ARE DEDUCED FROM THEIR ORIGINALS, AND ILLUSTRATED BY DIFFERENT SIGNIFICATIONS BY EXAMPLES FROM THE BEST WRITERS. TO WHICH IS PREFIXED, A HISTORY OF THE LANGUAGE, AND AN ENGLISH GRAMMAR. [THREE VOLUMES]

      Printed for Thomas Ewing, Dublin 1775 - thick 4tos., 3 volumes; VG-; bound in tan polished calf, spines paneled with a red and a black label, gilt lettering; moderate bumping and shelfwear to all volumes, including: scratching to boards and spine, some wear on labels, spine edges cracked with some peeling, some fraying, chipping to heads and tails of spine, bending and fraying to corners; front boards have all been blind-stamped in small letters with previous owners name; bookplate on front pastedown of all volumes; small waterstain in volume one on lower fore corner through the fourth leaf of the preface; red label on volume two missing; mild foxing and waving to pages; ffeps of volumes two and three loose; heavy, please contact for shipping; GP consignment; shelved case 9. Dupont. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Original Papers Containing the Secret History of Great Britian

      From the Restoration to the Accession of the House of Hannover. To which are prefixed extracts from the Life of James II. As written by himself. First Edition. Two Volumes. 4to. Some slight spotting to the title-page of the first volume and very occasional spotting throughout. Contemporary tree calf, covers with a gilt border, spines with elaborate gilt tooling and red morocco labels, gilt edges and original green ribbon markers (joints slightly worn, upper headcaps chipped, edges a little rubbed). London: W. Strahan and T. Cadell,

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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]

      Printed for John Colles, at No. 65 . . . Temple-lane [etc.], Dublin 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 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Commentaries On The Laws Of England In Four Books (Seventh And Eighth Editions)

      Oxford 1775 and 1778: Oxford / Clarendon Press / William Strahan, 1778. Seventh and Eighth Edition . Full Leather. Very Good +. 8 1/2" Tall. Frontispiece Portrait. Four volumes. Volume I, II and IV are the Seventh Edition, Volume III is the Eighth Edition [ with correction from Seventh Edition on p. 30, line 21], all volumes in leather, original lined calf covers, attractively refurbished and uniformly rebacked to style in light tan leather with new red and black morocco labels, brilliant gilt lettering, new endpapers, hinges tight, pages and edges clean. Spine with 7 raised bands, red morocco title, black morocco volume indicator.

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        Della istoria d'Italia libri XX.Friburgo (ma Firenze), appresso Michele Kluch (ma Gaetano Cambiagi) , 1775-1776.

      Friburgo (ma Firenze), appresso Michele Kluch (ma Gaetano Cambiagi) 1775-1776 - Quattro volumi di cm. 29, pp. xxii, 493 (1); 487 (1); 474; 418, lviii (1). Con bel ritratto dell'A. inciso in rame da Allegrini su disegno di Giuseppe Piattoli. Legatura coeva in mezza perg. con titoli ms. al dorso e carta decorata ai piatti. Lievi tracce d'uso alle legature, sporadiche fioriture e macchiette, qualche trascurabile e marginale alone limitato a poche cc. Esemplare genuino e nel complesso in buono stato di conservazione. Pregevole e stimata edizione fiorentina del capolavoro guicciardiniano. Così Gamba (566): "Si eseguì questa stampa in Firenze per cura del can. Bonso Pio Bonsi, e la Storia v'è riprodotta nella sua maggiore ampiezza". Cfr. anche Brunet (II, 1803-1804): "édition la meilleure que jusq'alors on eut encore donne de cet historien. Elle a été impr. à Florence, par les soins du chanoine Bonso Pio Bonsi, qui a complété ou restitué plusieurs passages d'après un manuscrit revue et corrigé par l'Auteur"; Graesse, III, 177; Parenti, Falsi luoghi, 96; Iccu. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L'OSTETRICIA ovvero l'arte di raccogliere i parti e di soccorrere le Donne nelle Malattie, che accompagnano la loro Gravidanza, ed in quelle che sopravvengono loro dopo il Parto, e di sollevare i Bambini nelle loro Malattie dopo la Nascita. Opera utilissima per i chirurghi-raccoglitori e le levatrici di. Chirurgo del Reggimento Reale Toscano. Edizione seconda.

      Zerletti,, Venezia, 1775 - in-16, pp. XVI, 248, leg. p. perg. coeva con tit. oro al d. Con bel ritr. dell'A. nel suo studio inc. in rame e firmato da Giambattista Brustolon. Con 9 belle tavv. raff. parti anatomiche femminili, momenti del parto e strumenti chirurgici. Interess. trattato di ostetricia ma anche di pediatria in quanto sono prese in esame anche molte malattie dei bambini. Ex libris. Qualche brun., ma bell'esempl. [243]

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        The Preceptor. Containing a Genereal Course of Education. Wherein the first principles of polite learning are laid down in a way most suitable for trying the genius, and advancing the instruction of youth.

      Pall-Mall London 1775 - Sixth edition with additions and improvements, two volumes, 8vo.,xxxi, 414 [iv] (3pages ads, directions to binder); 560 pp., 2 engraved frontispieces, 28 folding copper-plates, 6 hand-coloured maps, some light offsetting and browning, contemporary calf spine in six compartments, red morocco lettering piece to second, green morocco numbering piece to third, others richly gilt, raised band, red sprinkled edges, a very handsome set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Duenna or Double Elopement, a Comic-Opera as Performed at the Theatre Royal in Covent Garden for the Voice, Harpsichord, or Violin

      London: C. and S. Thompson, 1775. First edition. Engraved title-page, engraved table of songs, 57 pp. engraved music. [4], 58 pp. Oblong 4to. Side-stitched and bound in contemporary marbled boards, modern rebacking in sheep, red morocco spine label. Modest wear to covers, a few light stains. First edition. Engraved title-page, engraved table of songs, 57 pp. engraved music. [4], 58 pp. Oblong 4to. Rare first edition of the score of Sheridan's The Duenna. Following the success of The Rivals, Sheridan engaged the help of his father-in-law, Thomas Linley, Sr, to score the libretto to his next major project, a three-act burlesque opera set in Seville and based loosely on the Spanish honor drama. The score is a mix of original compositions and melodies gathered from Italian opera and Scottish folk ballads (these melodies were harmonized by Linley's son, Thomas Linley, Jr). The Duenna premiered at Covent Garden on 21 November 1775 and was an immediate success, running for 75 shows in its first season. It was frequently revived through the 19th century, becoming one of the most successful English operas of its time. Byron praised it as "the best opera ever written." The score is printed here in reduced form for voice and accompaniment; no full printed score of the opera exists. Slip-song printings of the text of individual songs were issued in 1775, along with a gathering of the libretto text under the title Songs, Duets, & Trios. The libretto and dialogue were pirated in a Dublin edition in 1777 under the title The Governess and again in 1785 as The Duenna; the first authorized edition was finally published in 1794. In 1940 Prokofiev rescored the libretto as Betrothal in a Monastery. Rare: ABPC records no copies at auction, and ESTC locates 8 copies (4 at the Bodleian). Barclay Squire I, p. 407; BUC I, p. 294; Eitner VI, p. 183; ESTC N67916; RISM V, p. 338; not in Williams

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        The Rivals, a Comedy

      London: John Wilkie, 1775. First edition, second issue. x, [vi], 100 pp., with half-title. 8vo. 20th-century brown morocco, a.e.g., by Riviere. Inner margins of half-title, title-page, a1 and a2 restored. 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)

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        Lettres à une Princesse d'Allemagne sur divers sujets de physique et de philosophie.

      Barthelemi Chirol, 1775 - 3 vol. in-8 (192 x 124 mm) de VIII, 309 pp.ch. et 4 pl. pour le tome I; VIII, 315 pp.ch. et 4 pl. pour le tome II; X, 351 pp.ch. et 11 pl. pour le tome III; demi-basane, dos lisses ornés (reliure de l'époque). Cf. PMM, 196. Le retentissement de ce texte publié à Saint-Pétersbourg fut tel qu'en 1775, trois éditions furent publiées simultanément à Genève, à Berne et à Paris. En dehors des mathématiques proprement dites, Euler aborde ici tous les sujets comme l'astronomie, la mécanique, l'optique, la musique, la philosophie et la logique. Bon exemplaire, quelques rousseurs, déchirure dans la marge d'un feuillet du tome I. Ex-libris manuscrit, daté 1782, et cachet de la Bibliotheca Academiae Lausannensis. 10. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland

      London: W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1775. First edition, first issue, with 12-line errata and with "afford" on p. 199, l. 13. [ii], 384, [2, errata on recto] pp. Errata leaf, D8 and U4 are cancels (U4 in corrected state numbered 296). 8vo. Contemporary sprinkled calf, red morocco spine label, board edges gilt. Some wear to joints and extremities, a few mostly marginal stains. First edition, first issue, with 12-line errata and with "afford" on p. 199, l. 13. [ii], 384, [2, errata on recto] pp. Errata leaf, D8 and U4 are cancels (U4 in corrected state numbered 296). 8vo. The scarce first printing. "I had desired to visit the Hebrides ... and was ... induced to undertake the journey, by finding in Mr. Boswell a companion ... " Though Johnson's name does not appear on the title-page, the opening sentence left no doubt in the minds of his earliest readers who the author was. Courtney & Smith p. 122; Chapman & Hazen p. 151; Fleeman 75.1J/1a; Rothschild 1257. Provenance: Sir George Howard, 6th Earl of Carlisle (armorial bookplate); the Howards of Effingham (bookplate); unidentified armorial bookplate; sold Bernard Quaritch (pencil note dated May 1964); Louis & Anne Marie Davidson (bookplate)

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        Course of the Mississippi from the Balise to Fort Chartres; taken on an Expedition to the Illinois in the latter end of the year, 1765

      Robert Sayer, London 1775 - Engraved with outline color, on two joined sheets. Formerly folded into atlas. Some skilful marginal restoration. The first large-scale map of the Mississippi River, and the first based in whole or in part on English surveys. In the 1763 Treaty of Paris, which ended the French and Indian War, the east bank of the Mississippi was transferred from French to British sovereignty. And in 1765, Lieutenant Ross was sent on an expedition up the river as far as Illinois. Upon his return, he created a manuscript map focused on the great river that added his expedition's observations to the most recent French cartographical information, particularly that contained in D'Anville's map. The Ross map provided the first detailed, large-scale look at the river for its entire length, with the scattered French settlements and Native American tribal regions along its banks. Interestingly, the east bank features far more detail than the opposing side, as Ross and other British surveyors were technically only permitted to explore the British side of the river, which henceforth represented the western boundary of the English colonies. The Chart begins at the top in Illinois where the French had established Fort de Chartres in 1720 on the east bank of the river, south of St. Louis and the confluence of the Illinois River. The map was first published by Robert Sayer on June 1, 1772. This second issue of 1775 shows many alterations in the neighborhood of New Orleans, including the addition of Forts St. Leon and St. Mary. Stevens & Tree, "Comparative Cartography" 31b, in Tooley, The Mapping of America ; Phillips, A List of Maps of America, , p. 439.

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        Letters and Journals: Written by the Deceased Mr Robert Baillie, Principal of the University of Glasgow Carefully Transcribed by Robert Aiken

      Edinburgh: Printed for W. Gray, Edinburgh; and J. Buckland and G. Keith, London 1775 - Please note that at 1.4Kg. this book will require additional postage outside of the UK. | 8¼" x 5¼". [VIII] 456/462pp. | Complete in II volumes. Containing an impartial account of public transactions, civil, ecclesiastical, and military, both in England and Scotland, from 1637 to 1662; a period, perhaps, the most remarkable that is to be met with in the British history. With an account of the author's life, prefixed; and a glossary, annexed. Baillie, Robert (1602–1662), was a Church of Scotland minister and author, son of James Baillie, merchant burgess of Glasgow, and Helen Gibson, and born in Saltmarket Street, Glasgow, on 30 April 1602. He attended Glasgow grammar school and between 1617 and 1620 the University of Glasgow, graduating MA. For more photos or information, use the «Ask Bookseller» button and I'll be pleased to help. The book is in stock and ships from the rustic nirvana of Peasedown St. John, near Bath, England from a long-established bookseller - guaranteed by my reputation and the UK Distance Selling Act. Remember! BUYING THIS BOOK means my Jack Russells get their supper! Condition :: Poor. Raised bands and spine ends worn. Marbled boards now faded and rubbed heavily. Dunnichen Library plates to both pastedowns. Previous owners' gift inscription to the first blank and title page. Pages lightly age-tanned. Slightly fragile with age now, with scattered spotting and some toning to the leaves. Hardback [¼ Leather] (No Dust Wrapper.) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph Letter Signed ("James Smith"), declining an invitation to attend a performance of Shakespeare

      29 April [n.y.], 10 Austin Friars [London] - 1 page. 8vo. A pair of letters from brother-humorists James Smith (1775-1839) and Horatio Smith (1779-1849), authors of the celebrated parody anthology "Rejected Addresses" (1812) which included imitations of Byron, Wordsworth, Southey, Coleridge, Scott, et al, "undoubtedly the best known collection of parodies published in the period" (Romantic Parodies, 1797-1831, #12). The letter of James Smith reads: "My dear Madam, I feel much mortified that an engagement on the 8th of May will deprive me of the pleasure which Shakespear and you never fail to excite. Pray present my compliments to Mr. Bartley."The letter of Horatio Smith reads: "The prize to Miss Ellen Gee in the last Mag having been copied into the papers here, has become so popular that I have been tempted to follow up the idea with something a little more enigmatical, which, if you do not think it infra dig; may be inserted in the next number" Toned, mounted. WITH: Autograph Letter Signed ("Horatio Smith"), 1 p, 8vo, Brighton, 14 October 1828, toned, tipped to verso of same mount

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        Journal du voyage de Michel de Montaigne en Italie, par la Suisse et l'Allemagne en 1580 et 1581

      A Rome, & se trouve à Paris , Chez Le Jay, m. dcc. lxxiv., 1775. - in-4to, 4 ff. + frontispice-portrait de Montaigne (A. de Saint Aubin Sculp) + 1 feuille (p. 19/20 en double ) + 416 p. reliure plein veau, dos à cinq nerfs richement orné or. Très bel exemplaire Rare édition in-4to.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Perret, n° 3070 / Quérard, VI, p. 224 / Tchémerzine, VIII, p. 443 & 445 Anm. / Brunet, III, 1841; vgl. Pescarzoli I, 387f. u. Griep-Luber 942. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L’Académie des Dames.

      - A Venise chez Pierre Arretin, s.d. [Liège?, ca 1775]. In-8 (189 x 122 mm), plein veau marbré de l'époque, dos lisse orné de compartiments garnis de palettes ondulées, petits fers et 2 fers spéciaux centraux lyre et rosace alternés, pièce de titre de maroquin vert, plats encadrés d’une roulette de palmes dorée, gardes de papier velouté rose, (2), 420 p., frontispice et 35 planches à l'eau-forte. Très rare édition, illustrée d’un frontispice et de 35 planches très libres et très vives attribuées à Romeyn de Hooghe. Selon la BnF, le texte est celui de la traduction du latin, par Jean Nicolas, de l'ouvrage de Nicolas Chorier, avocat et historien du Dauphiné: "Satyra sotadica de arcanis amoris et Veneris". Le livre aurait été imprimé à Liège, d’après le matériel typographique, sous la fausse adresse de Venise. La cinquième planche porte la date de 1775. Présentée sous forme de dialogues très crus entre une femme mûre expérimentée et sa jeune cousine dont elle se charge de l’initiation sexuelle, cette "Philosophie dans le boudoir du grand siècle" est considérée par ses thèmes et par son écriture réaliste et soignée comme le premier roman pornographique moderne. (Dutel, A-15. Apollinaire, ‘Enfer de la BN’, 277. Bibliothèque Nordmann, n°90. Eros Invaincu, n°16. Pia, ‘Enfer’, 346. Private Case, 30.d.29). Seulement deux exemplaires de cette édition sont recensés par WorldCat dans le monde : BnF et British Library. Quelques feuillets brunis, quelques fines annotations en marge. Petite réparation de papier à un coin du frontispice ainsi qu’en marge des planches 30 et 31 sans atteinte à l'illustration. Très bon exemplaire, bien relié à l’époque. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Large engraving showing the coats-of-arms of the burgomasters of, 176, , with the motto 'CONSERVAT UTRAMQUE'.

      Amsterdam, Johannes Slutyter, ca. 1775. Two loose sheets, uncut and unpasted. Uncoloured. Edges frayed: slight loss at the corner of the lower sheet. Stains in the (broad) margins. Smaller stain in the bottom of the top half. discoloured on the whole right side of the top half. Both sheets 62 x 84 cm. Rare engraving that depicts the coats-of-arms of the 160 burgomasters of the city of Amsterdam from 1578 to 1773. It is lavishly framed with allegories of the city of Amsterdam, and a city view from the water. HP5

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        Die Naturgeschichte Helvetiens in der alten Welt. Drei Stücke zusammen gebunden. Band 1: 1) Die Naturgeschichte Helvetiens in der alten Welt von G. S. Gruner. (Beyträge zu der Naturgeschichtedes Schweizerlandes. Erstes u. Zweytes Stück).2) Reise des Herrn de Luc nach den Savoyischen Eisgebirgen von Sixt im Faucigny, Uebersetzt von J. S. Wyttenbach + Vorbericht zum zweyten Stücke3) Versuch eines Verzeichnisses der Mineralien des Schweizerlandes.

      Bern Typographische Gesellschaft, 1775, - gr. in-8vo, VIII (inkl. Titelblatt mit gest. Vignette) + 2 Bl. (Vorbericht v. Wyttenbach - Inhalt des ersten Bandes) + 2 Bl. (Haupt-Titel + Titelblatt: ?Erstes Stück?, beide Bl. nach d. 1. Abt. gebunden) + 101 S. (+ 1 S. weiss) + 1 Bl. weiss + XVI (Inkl. Titelbl. ?Zweytes Stück? - Vorbericht v. Jacob Samuel Wyttenbuch, datiert: Lausanne 1774) + 78 S. (Übersetzung der Reise des Herrn de Luc, nach den Savoyischen Eisgebirgen von Sixt im Faucigny) + 1 Bl. ?Zugabe? + 4 Falttafeln (Tab. I à IV) + 1 Bl. (Titelblatt Mineralien) + XVIII (Vorrede v. ?Von Haller?) + 183 S. (+ 1 S. Druckerlaubnis v. A L von Wattenwyl), Stempel auf Titelblatt (+ ausgeschieden), rez. Pappband. Gesprenkelter Schnitt. 1): 2. Erweiterte Ausgabe. Das 1. Stück wurde bereits 1773 herausgegeben. Diese komplette Ausgabe in 3 Stücken wird im Handel sehr selten angeboten. Nach Haller ?Die ganze Schrift verdient alle Aufmerksamkeit. Sie ist voll sehr merkwürdiger Nachrichten von den Versteinerungen und Mineralien, so in Helvetien gefunden werden? Gruner vertritt in seiner Schrift (1. Abt.) die Ansicht, ?dass ganz Helvetien in den ältesten Zeiten ein abgesonderter grosser gesalzener See gewesen sey, welchem die Sündfluth, oder vielleicht ein älterer und unbekannt gebliebener Zufall, sechs Ausflüsse verschafft habe, so, dass das Wasser bis auf die übriggebliebenen Seen habe ablaufen können. Diese Behauptung stützt er mit verschiedenen einnehmenden Gründen. Nur stehen ihm noch wichtigere Gründe entgegen (Haller). II): Erste Ausgabe. Im 2. Stück (von Deluc): Perret erwähnt eine Übersetzung aus Leipzig von 1777, (174 S.)). ?Reisen nach den Eisgebürgen von Faucigny in Savoyen aus dem Französischen übersetzt ( aber nicht den Titel ?Des Herrn de Luc Nachricht von verschiedenen Reisen auf die Berge von Sixt im Faucigny? aus dem ?Zweytes Stück? von der ?Naturgeschichte?, und warum diese Reisebeschreibung hier publiziert wurde. Dazu die Erklärung aus dem Vorwort von Joh. Samuel Wyttenbach: ?Man wird sich aber verwundern, warum wir Nachrichten von Savoyischen Eisgebirgen in unsre Beyträge setzen, die nur die Naturhistorie des Schweizerlandes behandeln sollen. Allein es ist aus folgenden Gründen geschehen: Die ganze Beschreibung dieser Reise enthaltet Nachrichten, welche alle die Geschichte unsrer Gebirge erklären, und also zu der Naturhistorie der Schweiz gehören.? Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Haller I. 1055 (S. 316) Perret, cf. 1271, übers. bei Weidmanns Erben, 1777. (die Übersetzung von Deluc in der ?Erstausgabe? von 1775 war ihm wohl unbekannt); Ward & Carozzi: Geology Emerging n° 964 (Mineralgeschichte d. Schweiz 1774, jedoch nicht dieses Verzeichnisses der Mineralien v. 1775); Nicht in der Bibliographia Halleriana (Vorwort zu: Versuch eines Verzeichnisses d. Mineralien). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        DESCRIPTION ET USAGE D'UN CABINET DE PHYSIQUE EXPERIMENTALE

      Paris, P. Fr Gueffier, 1775.. FIRST EDITION, 1775, 2 volumes, complete set, French text. 8vo, approximately 200 x 120 mm, 7¾ x 4¾ inches, 51 folding engraved plates, 23 in Volume I, 28 in Volume II, pages: [2], iv, [2], ix-xxiv, 342; [4], 456 [i.e. 454], page number 447 repeated, page numbers 448-450 omitted, collated and guaranteed complete, both volumes with half-titles, bound in full contemporary mottled calf, raised bands and gilt decoration to spines, gilt lettered morocco labels, all edges red, marbled endpapers. Spines worn at head and tail, 3 mm (3/16") missing at head of Volume I, small crack and tiny chip at head of lower hinge on Volume I, 4 pinholes in upper hinge on Volume I, couple of small splits and a pinhole to upper hinge on Volume II, a little pitting to leather on covers, lower corner to upper cover showing board, the other corners slightly worn, front inner paper hinges cracked, binding still tight and firm, half-titles and title pages browned at edges, early ink library stamp on title pages, a few pages lightly age-browned, occasional small brown spots, small pale damp stain to a few margins, 1 plate slightly misfolded, protruding slightly from text block and slightly worn at fore-edge. A good copy of the first edition. The French scientist Sigaud de la Fond (1730-1810) started his working life as a physician practising obstetrics. While studying for his medical degree he had attended the famous course of public lectures given by Abbe Nollet, who aroused in him such a lively interest in experimental science that he eventually gave up medicine and became first a tutor in philosophy and mathematics and then a demonstrator in experimental science at the College Louis-le-Grand. In 1760 he succeeded the Abbe Nollet in his chair at Louis-le-Grand teaching experimental science, anatomy and physiology. In 1770 Sigaud became a professor of surgery at the school of Saint-Come. In 1772 he returned to Bourges, where, after four years, he obtained a chair in physics at the local college. See Dictionary of Scientific Biography. The work is a description of the physical apparatus and processes used in experimental science in the second half of the 18th century. The interesting plates illustrate a large number of optical, electrical, meteorological and chemical apparatus and scientific instruments. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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

      Chez Le veuve Guillaume 1775 - - Chez Le veuve Guillaume, A Paris 1775, In-4 (20x26cm), (4) iv (4) 916pp. et (8) 918pp. (2), 2 volumes reliés. - 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. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] It is illustrated with 38 numbered boards, including two fold-outs, 15 for the first volume and 23 for the second, and 35 in-text wooden figures. Binding in full blonde blonde contemporary. Back with ornate nerves. Head and tail piece in blond morocco. Rubbed together. The planks are cut shorter. Fresh package. The guard papers are not the same on 2 volumes, they have been changed. A restoration at the tail of volume II. Part of volume II with lack (friction) on the term Rustic. Pretty good copy, which one meets most often badly connected. An eighteenth-century editorial success, the Rustic House is an encyclopedia of rural and agricultural life; it deals with all matters in a practical and usual manner: a chapter on bees, but also on construction and gardens and how to conceive it, the farmyard, horses, harvests, all trees, shrubs, birds, cooking, vineyards, fishing, hunting . Its success is to have concentrated as much practical knowledge (without facilities or vulgarizations) of a almost playful for the reader, the chapters on the garden are exemplary in this regard. (4) iv (4) 916pp. et (8) 918pp. (2) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Journal of the Resolution's Voyage, in 1772, 1773, 1774, and 1775. On discovery to the southern hemisphere also a journal of the Adventure's voyage, in the years 1772, 1773, 1774. With an Account of the separation of the two ships, and the most remarkable incidents that befel each.

      London: F. Newbery, 1775 - Octavo (210 x 123 mm). Contemporary tree calf, gilt ruled spine, red morocco label, yellow edges. Housed in a custom-made brown quarter calf solander box, marbled sides. Short split at head of spine, very light abrasions to spine. An excellent copy. Folding track-chart frontispiece and 5 engraved plates. First edition, a lovely copy with a striking provenance: from the library of the great African explorer James Bruce of Kinnaird (1730-1794), with his armorial bookplate, additional label ("From Kinnaird 1897") and his signature at the head of title page ("Kinnaird"). "Anxious to emulate the form of James Cook's Voyage to the Pacific Ocean (one of the best-selling travel books of the century), Bruce published his 3000-page Travels to Discover the Source of the Nile in five quarto volumes in 1790. In conformity with eighteenth-century conventions of travel writing, it is an 'immethodical miscellany', ranging from striking adventure stories, reported dialogues, and Shandean asides boasting of his success with African women, through a pedantic history of ancient Ethiopia (which occupies most of the first two volumes), to vivid sketches of contemporary Abyssinian life, politics, and natural history. It was immensely successful, most of the original edition being sold to retail booksellers within thirty-two hours, and was rapidly translated into French and German [and] remains one of the great travel accounts of the eighteenth century" (ODNB). Having traced the source of the Blue Nile and travelled extensively in Abyssinia Bruce returned to London in 1774: "For a time he was, according to Fanny Burney, 'the Lyon of the Times' (Early Journals and Letters, 44), stealing the show from Captain Cook and Joseph Banks, the recently returned Pacific explorers. Horace Walpole wrote: 'There is just returned a Mr Bruce who has lived for three years in the court of Abyssinia, and breakfasted every morning with the maids of honour on live oxen. Otaheite and Mr Banks are quite forgotten'" (ibid.). "The first printed account of man's entry into the region south of the Antarctic circle" (Spence), the plates including the first published images of the region. This rare account of Cook's second voyage was "published 'anonymously and surreptitiously' eighteen months before Cook's official narrative. It records many incidents omitted by Cook, and gives the reasons which caused Sir Joseph Banks and his twelve assistants to withdraw from the expedition" (Hill). Marra, a native of Cork, was one of the gunner's mates on the Resolution, and was picked up by Cook at Batavia where he had deserted from the Schoonzigt, a Dutch East India Company vessel. He was later to attempt to desert from Resolution when she was at Tahiti, and was clapped in irons for his pains, despite the fact that Cook was remarkably relaxed about the incident, commenting that: "I know not if he might not have obtained my consent, if he had applied for it in the proper time". Marra's correspondence with Banks shows that he "was incapable of writing a consecutive account of anything" (Holmes), his contribution to the publication being extracts from his private journal which were then edited and elaborated by David Henry, printer, miscellaneous writer, and at the time sole publisher of the Gentleman's Magazine. Cook himself identified Marra as the author of this work in a letter to the Admiralty dated 18 September 1775. A superb copy, with a provenance that links two of the greatest names in the history of exploration – James Bruce and Captain Cook. "If Captain Cook was the first truly modern 'scientific' maritime explorer then James Bruce has some claim to be the first scientific continental explorer" (Jennifer Speake ed., Literature of Travel and Exploration, 2003, p. 130). Hill 1087; Holmes 16; Howgego I, C174; Sabin 16247; Spence 758. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Lectures on the Materia Medica, Now Publifhed by Permiffion of the Author

      Philadelphia: America: Printed for Subscribers, by Robert Bell, next Door to St. Paul's Church, Third Street, 1775. 1st Edition. Leather. Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 520 p. First U.S. Edition of this work previously published in Great Britain. William Cullen (1710-1790) was one of the most important figures in the medical world of the late 18th-century, being a professor at the Edinburgh Medical School which was a leading center of medical education at the time; his students included Joseph Black, Benjamin Rush, John Morgan (founder of the Medical School at the College of Philadelphia, the first medical school in America), William Withering, Sir Gilbert Blane, and John Coakley Lettsom. ***DESCRIPTION: Contemporary binding of dark brown leather (now professionally restored, see condition statement below), plain endpapers, Index at the rear; octavo size (approximately 9.5" tall), pagination: (i)-viii, (1)-512. ***CONDITION: We have had professional restoration work done on the binding, the restorer laid the original leather over new boards and the binding is now strong and secure; one can still see the contemporary marks written on the old leather, including some partial names. He was also able to lay down the original endpapers so those are present with their multitude of vintage prior owner names and markings, including one on the rear pastedown which reads "Command you may / But I can say / Liberty is given to me". We are grading the book as good only as the text pages are heavily worn and soiled, including an old dampstain; the title page is present but soiled and stained, with a large chip missing on the lower left corner (no loss to text, there is a wide margin at the bottom of the page); the remainder of the text pages share the soiling and staining with the occasional small tear in the margins, but the book has been collated and all pages are present, with the text easily legible. ***POSTAGE: International customers please note that additional postage may apply, please inquire for details. ***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help.

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        A Dictionary of the English Language in which the Words are deduced from their Originals, and Illustrated in their Different Significations by Examples from the best Writers. To which are prefixed, A History of the Language, and An English Grammar. In Two Volumes. The Fourth Edition, Revised by the Author.

      Printed for Thomas Ewing, in Capel-Street., Dublin 1775 - Fourth edition, Dublin 1775. Revised by the author. First Quarto edition. Two volumes, complete. Recently rebound in three quarter morocco. Five raised bands to spine with contrasting panels for titles and volume numbers. Marbled endpapers (originals retained to volume one and front of volume two with sympathetic replacement to rear endpapers of volume two. Attractive brown mottled edges to text blocks. Volume one contains a list of subscribers. front fly leaf of each volume printed with the Reilly coat of arms (Fortitudine et Prudentia) together with the name 'Mr. Rich'd. D. Reily, Cork.' What makes Johnson's dictionary such a great book is not so much the extensive examples of usage 'from the best writers' but the humour and prejudice of the author himself. Possibly one of the best known amongst these is: "Excise: a hateful tax levied upon commodities and adjudged not by the common judges of property but wretches hired by those to whom excise is paid." Externally fine. Overall the two volumes are in very good condition internally with hardly any trace of spotting. Some minor worm damage to both volumes - mainly affecting the lower margins with some lesser damage to upper margins. The worm damage has had minimal impact on the printed text which is entirely legible. Small loss to lower corner of *Y2 in volume one and similar in volume two *5N and +M2. Some light damp staining to lower corners of volume two, affecting approximately the final fifth of the text block - again, with no impact on the legibility of the text as it is mostly in the margin. Both volumes free of annotations etc. There is a small misalignment of the print at the foot of column two on Xx volume one ("To Cast") though the text is sensible. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Carte réduite de l'Océan Oriental.

      Artist: Dezauche JA; issued in: Paris; date: ca 1775 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: colored; - condition: Very good; - size (in cm): 49 x 67; - description: chart of the Indian Ocean after Après de Mannevillette; -vita of the artist: J. A. Dezauche was the successor to Guillaume De L'Isle and Philipe Buache. Guillaume De L isle (1626- 1757) Paris, was a French cartographer known for his popular and accurate maps of Europe and the newly explored Americas and Africa. De L isle was admitted into the French Académie Royale des Sciences, an institution financed by the French state. After that date, he signed his maps with the title of ?Géographe de l?Académie? Five years later, he moved to the Quai de l?Horloge in Paris, a true publishing hub where his business prospered. De L isle?s ascension through the ranks culminated in 1718 when he received the title of Premier Géographe du Roi. His new office consisted in teaching geography to the Dauphin, King Louis XIV?s son, a task for which he received a salary. De L sle?s reputation as a man of science probably helped .This supports the claim of the historian Mary Sponberg Pedley, who says ?once authority was established, a geographer?s name might retain enough value to support two or three generations of mapmakers? In De L isle?s case, it could be said that his accomplishments surpassed his father?s. Up to that point, he had drawn maps not only of European countries, such as Italy, Spain, Germany, Great Britain, Poland, and regions such as the Duchy of Burgundy, but he had also contributed to the empire?s claims to recently explored continents of Africa and the Americas.Like many cartographers of these days, De L isle did not travel with the explorers and elaborated the maps mostly in his office. The quality of his maps depended on a solid network that would provide him first-hand information. Given the family?s reputation and his own, De L isle had access to fairly recent accounts of travellers who were coming back from the New World, which gave him an advantage over his competitors. Being a member of the Académie, he was also aware of recent discoveries, especially in astronomy and measurement. When he could not confirm the accuracy of his source, he would indicate it clearly on his maps. For instance, his Carte de la Louisiane shows a river that the baron of Lahontan claimed he discovered, but no one else could validate it, so Delisle warned the viewer that its actual existence was in doubt. De L isle 's search for exactitude and intellectual honesty entangled him in a legal dispute in 1700 with Jean-Baptiste Nolin, a fellow cartographer. Noticing Nolin had used details that were considered original from his Map of the World, De L isle dragged Nolin in court to prove his plagiarism. In the end, Delisle managed to convince the jury of scientists that Nolin only knew the old methods of cartography and therefore that he had stolen the information from his manuscript. Nolin's maps were confiscated and he was forced to pay the court costs.The scientificity of the work produced by the De L isle family contrasted with the workshop of Sanson. While Sanson knowingly published outdated facts and mistakes, De L isle strived to present up-to-date knowledge. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        BAYERN. - Monumenta Boica. Band XII. - Oberaltaich - Osterhofen.

      Mchn., Typis Academicis 1775 - 22,5 x 16,5 cm. 5 Bl., 514 S., 2 gefalt. Stammtafeln. Mit gestoch. Titelvignette und 12 gefalt. Kupfertafeln von J.A. Zimmermann. HLdr. d. Zt. mit 2 Rsch. und Rvergoldung. Graesse IV, 595; Lentner 3885: "Wichtiges Monumentalwerk". - Enthält "Monumenta Oberaltacensia" (Oberaltaich) mit Ansicht und "Monumenta Osterhoviana" (Osterhofen) mit Ansicht. Die anderen Kupfer mit Altertümern, Siegel und Wappen. - Einband minimal beschabt. Die Tafeln lose, innen nur minimal gebräunt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Conocimiento de las catorce aves menores de jaula. Su canto, cría y naturaleza. Tiempo y modo de cogerlos, de hacer las pajareras, y el de alimentarlos en ellas. Enfermedades que padecen, y remedios para su curación.

      Madrid, Imprenta de Josef Doblado, 1775 - -10 x 14,5 cm.- , 7 hs. + 104 págs. Ilustrado con 14 bellos grabados xilográficos, uno por cada ave. Enc. pergamino de época. (BUEN EJEMPLAR.)

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        LITAUEN - LITHUANIA [Polen POLAND] 1775 HOMANN Titel: Charte von Russisch Litauen ; welche die von Polen an Russland abgetretene Woiewodschaften, Liefland, Witepsk, Mscislaw, und einen Theil der Woiewodschaften Polock und Minsk enthält ; Cum Privil. S.ae Caes. Mai.

      Nürnberg Homännische Erben Hohmann Homannianorum Heredum 1775 Landkarte, map, original Kupferstich, Kupferst., flächen- u. grenzkol. , Maßstab in graph. Form (Deutsche Meilen, Russische Werst). - Nullmeridian: Ferro. - Legende dt. u. lat., [Masstab ca. 1:1 300 000], Platte ca. 46 x 57 cm, am Rand mit Flecken, Mittelbug am Rand ca 7 cm mit alter UnterlegungVersand D: 9,00 EUR

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        Course of the Mississippi from the Balise to Fort Chartres; taken on an Expedition to the Illinois in the latter end of the year, 1765

      London: Robert Sayer, 1775. Engraved with outline color, on two joined sheets. Formerly folded into atlas. Some skilful marginal restoration. The first large-scale map of the Mississippi River, and the first based in whole or in part on English surveys.In the 1763 Treaty of Paris, which ended the French and Indian War, the east bank of the Mississippi was transferred from French to British sovereignty. And in 1765, Lieutenant Ross was sent on an expedition up the river as far as Illinois. Upon his return, he created a manuscript map focused on the great river that added his expedition's observations to the most recent French cartographical information, particularly that contained in D'Anville's map. The Ross map provided the first detailed, large-scale look at the river for its entire length, with the scattered French settlements and Native American tribal regions along its banks. Interestingly, the east bank features far more detail than the opposing side, as Ross and other British surveyors were technically only permitted to explore the British side of the river, which henceforth represented the western boundary of the English colonies.The Chart begins at the top in Illinois where the French had established Fort de Chartres in 1720 on the east bank of the river, south of St. Louis and the confluence of the Illinois River.The map was first published by Robert Sayer on June 1, 1772. This second issue of 1775 shows many alterations in the neighborhood of New Orleans, including the addition of Forts St. Leon and St. Mary.Stevens & Tree, "Comparative Cartography" 31b, in Tooley, The Mapping of America ; Phillips, A List of Maps of America, , p. 439.

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        Maxims And Moral Reflections. By the Duke de la Rochefoucault. A new Edition, Revised and Enlarged.

      London, Printed for T. Pridden 1775. - Vgl. BL Integrated Cat. Systemnr. 012804511 - seltene Londoner Ausgabe d. "Maximen" des französischen Herzogs L. (1613-1680), die im Großbritannien des 18. Jh. eine außerordentliche Verbreitung erfuhren und in zahlreichen Ausgaben erschienen. Allein für das Jahr 1775 ist noch e. weitere Londoner, e. Edinburgher (und e. Dubliner) Ausgabe bekannt. Vorl., für Pridden gedruckte, Ausgabe weder in der British Library noch im britischen Bibliothekenverbund nachzuweisen. Die Zählung beginnt nach Vortitel, Titelblatt u. Advertisement ohne ersichtlichen Inhaltsverlust mit S. 14 verso. 12°. Vort., Titelbl., 2 nn. Bll. (Advertisement), S. (13)-160. Helles Lederbändchen d. Zeit, mit goldgeprägten Zierlinien am Rücken u. dreiseitig goldgeprägten Stehkanten, Buchschnitt rotgefärbt, nur gering bestoßen, vorderes Gelenk geringfügig eingerissen, minimaler Wurmfraß im Vorsatz. Anfangs- u. Schlussseiten sow. Vorsatz leimschattig, Seiten sonst nur leicht gebräunt, einzelne durch getrocknete Blumen schwach fleckig. Mit e. alten Schriftzug am Titelblatt, e. Besitzervermerk am Vortitel recto u. e. Besitzeintragung verso (Fanny Tatlock, Vienna 1922), sowie e schönen Ex-Libris am vorderen Spiegel (Thomas Fothergrill Esqu. Kingthorp).

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