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        Discours sur les Monuments publics de tous les âges et de tous les peuples connus, suivi d'une Description de Monument projeté à la gloire de Louis XVI & de la France. Terminé par quelques observations sur les principaux Monumens modernes de la ville de Paris, & de plusieurs projets de décoration & d'utilité publique pour cette capitale.

      Imprimerie Royale, Paris 1775 - Un volume in-folio (37 cm x 25 cm), (7 ff-VIII-228-LXXIX-(1) pp. 1 frontispice, 2 grandes planches repliées Monument à la gloire du Roi et de la France (Esquisse au premier trait). Une fente sans manque à chacune des planches. Plein veau marbré. Dos à cinq nerfs. Caissons décorés. Tranches rouges. Un petit manque à une coiffe et à un coin. Une charnière légèrement fendue. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        POSTSCRIPT TO DUNLAP'S PENNSYLVANIA PACKET. APRIL 19, 1775

      [Philadelphia, 1775. Folio. Very minor soiling and chipping at edges. Fine. Printed in Philadelphia on the day of the Battles of Lexington and Concord, opening the American Revolution, by the man who would print the Declaration of Independence the next year. This supplement to the PACKET contains the transcript of a speech by George Johnstone (1730-87), onetime governor of British West Florida and friend of America, in the House of Commons. Johnstone's speech, delivered on the occasion of the motion declaring the colony of Massachusetts to be in rebellion, cautions Parliament not to single out the colony of Massachusetts Bay but to seek conciliatory measures. This speech, made in late January, 1775, was also published as a pamphlet in London the next month, along with two letters by "Junius." Johnstone's speech is followed by a speech made in the House of Lords by the Earl of Chatham, who presents his address "to his Majesty, and most humbly to advise, and beseech him, that in order to open a way towards a happy settlement of the dangerous troubles in America, by beginning to allay ferments and soften animosities there; and above all, for preventing in the mean time, any sudden and fatal catastrophe at Boston, now suffering under the daily irritation of an army before their eyes, and posted in their town." The speech of Chatham also saw pamphlet form in England and America, the latter in four different editions. A dramatic publication on a dramatic date.

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        JOURNAL OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE CONGRESS, HELD AT PHILADELPHIA, MAY 10, 1775

      Philadelphia, 1775. Gathered signatures, restitched. Titlepage with some paper restoration along gutter margin. Preliminary leaves a bit tanned. Occasional light foxing. Lacks the final three leaves of text, which are supplied in expert facsimile. Else quite good, untrimmed. In a half morocco and cloth box. The journals of the second Continental Congress, covering its activities from its convening on May 10, 1775 through adjournment on Sept. 5, 1775. The activities of that summer, against the background of open conflict in Massachusetts, are among the most dramatic of the Revolutionary era. Included are reports concerning Lexington-Concord, the address to the inhabitants of Canada inviting them to join the other thirteen colonies, numerous military matters, the Declaration of the Causes and Necessity for Taking Up Arms, the Olive Branch Petition, the American negotiations with the Six Nations, and other crucial material. These journals, like those of the first Congress, are quite rare.

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        Schauplatz der Künste und Handwerke, oder vollständige Beschreibung derselben, verfertiget oder gebilliget von den Herren der Academie der Wissenschaften zu Paris.Schauplatz der Künste und Handwerke. Oder die vollständige Beschreibung derselben, verfertiget oder gebilliget von den Herren der Academie der Wissenschaften zu Paris. Dreizehnter Band. (Abhandlung von den Fischereyen und Geschichte der Fische, oder derer Thiere, die im Wasser leben. Dritter Abschnitt. Worinne von vielen Arten zu fischen gehandelt wird.

      Königsberg und Leipzig, Johann Jakob Kanter 1775. - 4°. 8 nn.Bll., 328 S. und zahlreiche gest. Abb. auf 15 doppelblattgrossen Tafeln. Moderner Pappbd. Wichtiges Quellenwerk zur Technikgeschichte des 18. Jahrhunderts. Band 13, Abschnitt 3 mit mehreren Abhandlungen über Fische und Fischerei in sich abgeschlossen. - Titelblatt am Oberrand etwas beschnitten und mit handschr. Besitzervermerk, insgesamt jedoch tadellos sauberes Exemplar. Lang de

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        Kolorierter Kupferstich von Johann Jakob Haid und Sohn nach P. Paillou. The tame Swan. Cygnus mansuetus. Der zahme Swan.

      Augsburg, Haid, um 1775. - Circa 34 x 50 cm (Blatt). 1 Blatt verso weiß Imposante und seltene Ansicht eines Schwans auf dem Wasser, aus dem ornithologischen Prachtwerk von Thomas Pennant: "Vögel. Nach der neuen englischen Ausgabe des Herrn Thomas Pennant, in das Lateinische und Deutsche übersetzt". Zu dem Augsburger Kupferstecher und Verleger Johann Jacob Haid (1704 - 1767) vgl. Thieme/Becker XV, 481f. - Schönes Blatt mit feinem Kolorit, der untere weiße Rand alt angesetzt, in den Rändern minimal angestaubt, wenige winzige Fleckchen, sonst sauber und gut erhalten.

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        Journal of the Resolution's voyage, in 1772, 1773, 1774, and 1775, on discovery to the southern hemisphere, by which the non-existence of an undiscovered continent, between the equator and the 50th degree of southern latitude, is demonstratively proved. Also a journal of the adventure's voyage, in the year 1772, 1773, and 1774. With an account of the separation of the two ships, and the most remarkable incidents that befel each. Interspersed with historical and geographical descriptions of the islands and countries discovered in the course of their respective voyages.

      London, F. Newbery, 1775.Contemporary calf, skilfully rebacked, with green morocco title label. With large folding chart and 5 engraved plates. (14),328 pp.First edition. - Preceding Cook's official account by some 18 months, this was 'the first account of Cook's second voyage and the first account of exploration within the Antarctic circle' (Davidson 81). This eye-witness account was written by the Irish gunner's mate on the Resolution whom Cook had picked up in Batavia during his first voyage. It contains many events not recorded in the official account by Cook and gives the reasons which caused Sir Joseph Banks and his twelve assistants to withdraw from the expedition at the last moment. Marra made an uncuccessful attemp to desert at Tahiti on May 14, 1774, during this second voyage. The fine plates are the first depictions of the region.Without the extra folding map which is not called for in 'The directions to the binder' and most of the references. - Offsetting of the plates and some foxing otherwise a fine copy.Beaglehole II, p.CLIII-CLV; Beddie 1270; Hill 1087; Roscove 214; Spence 758; Kroepelien 809; O'Reilly-Reitman 379; Hocken p.14; Conrad p.13; Sabin 16247.

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        AN ADDRESS OF THE GENTLEMEN AND PRINCIPAL INHABITANTS OF THE TOWN OF BOSTON, TO HIS EXCELLENCY GOVERNOR GAGE [caption title]

      [Boston], 1775. Tanned, old folds. Docketed on verso, with some inked names. Small closed tear in upper portion of second page, with no loss of text; small hole in lower blank margin of first page. Small separations at cross-folds and folds, neatly repaired with tissue, affecting six letters of text, but not readability. Still very good. In a folding cloth case, gilt leather label. This important broadsheet was issued at the time of the retirement of General Thomas Gage as the British commander-in-chief in the American colonies, a position he had held with only slight interruption from the end of the French and Indian War in 1763 until the events of 1775 called him to be removed. It consists of addresses to him by Loyalist Americans, many of whom had come to know Gage well over the years, and who could only see great difficulties for themselves in his departure. Gage had been generally well-liked in the early years of his appointment, but as tensions escalated in the wake of the Boston Tea Party in December 1773 and the punitive Boston Port Bill and establishment of martial law the following spring, he was quickly out of his depth. He was naturally a focus of patriot anger, and compounded this with a series of ill-considered decisions, leading to Lexington and Concord, and the debacle of Bunker Hill on June 17, 1775. He was strongly criticized in England, and resigned on October 6, sailing for England on the 10th, when he was replaced by Sir Richard Howe. After Lexington and Concord the Loyalists from both countryside and city had become virtual prisoners with the British Army in Boston, facing an increasingly bleak prospect. In this broadsheet three groups address thanks to Gage and sign their names in type; a virtual who's who of Loyalists in Massachusetts. The first group, from "the Gentlemen and Principal Inhabitants," is signed by ninety-eight inhabitants, including names such as Brattle, Amory, Faneuil, Winslow, and many others. The second group, from "His Majesty's Council," is not signed, although perhaps all of these were in the first list. The third group, from "Gentlemen who were driven from their habitations in the country," is signed by seventy-six citizens. To each of these Gage has replied with an evidently heartfelt thanks for their support. The Loyalists were right to regret Gage's departure. With Boston tightly besieged, and not offering a good base for military operations throughout the colonies in any case, Howe abandoned Boston on March 17, 1776, taking many of the signers of this document with him. While some returned after the war, many never saw America again. An important and rare broadsheet, marking an important moment in the rising American Revolution. Only two other copies are known, at the Massachusetts Historical Society and the Public Records Office in London.

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        A LETTER TO THE PEOPLE OF GREAT BRITAIN FROM THE DELAGATES [sic] OF THE AMERICAN CONGRESS IN PHILADELPHIA

      [London, 1775. 19th-century three-quarter morocco and marbled boards, spine gilt. Extremities lightly worn. Bookplate on front pastedown; ownership stamp of John Carter Brown on verso of titlepage. Light soiling, heavier to outer leaves. Very good. In a blue half morocco and cloth folder, spine gilt. This pamphlet marks one of the critical moments in the American Revolution, the final resolution of the First Continental Congress, passed on October 21, 1774. In it, the delegates of the Congress seek to rally support from the British public, stating the colonial reasons for the discord with Great Britain, especially the Intolerable Acts passed from March to June, 1774, and appealing to public sentiment to support the American cause. The resolution was first printed in Philadelphia (only one copy is known of this separate printing). This is the second of two London editions, both quite rare. The resolution appeals to the public, saying: "You have been told that we are seditious, impatient of government, and desirous of independancy. Be assured that these are not facts, but calumnies. Permit us to be as free as yourselves, and we shall ever esteem a union with you to be our greatest glory and our greatest happiness, we shall ever be ready to contribute all in our power to the welfare of the Empire." The Letter later appeared in the EXTRACTS OF THE VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS... of the First Continental Congress and also in their JOURNAL. Adams notes that the text of the Congress' Resolution had reached England by the latter part of December 1774, and it is likely that both London editions were printed shortly thereafter. This edition is from a distinctly different setting of type from the other London edition. Adams points to its unusual type ornaments as a possible clue, without being able to identify a printer. An important document on the Revolutionary road. Only four copies located between Adams and ESTC: John Carter Brown Library, Library of Congress, Yale University, and Oxford University.

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        GEORGE'S CAMBRIDGE ALMANACK OR, THE ESSEX CALENDAR, FOR THE YEAR OF OUR REDEMPTION, 1776...CALCULATED ACCORDING TO ART, AND FITTED FOR THE MERIDIAN OF CAMBRIDGE, NEW- ENGLAND, LAT. 42' 25° N. BUT MAY, WITHOUT ANY SENSIBLE ERROR, SERVE FOR MOST OF THE OTHER COLONIES ON THE CONTINENT OF AMERICA

      Salem, 1775. Later stitching. Contemporary inscriptions on titlepage and four additional pages. Moderate age-toning and soiling. A good copy. A Revolutionary-era Massachusetts almanac with an account of the Battle of Concord, "a narrative of the excursion and ravages of the King's troops, under the command of Gen. Gage, on the 19th of April, 1775; taken with 104 depositions to support the truth of it, and published by order of Congress...Together with an accurate list of all the provincials, who were killed, wounded, and missing in the actions. Including all that was lost on that day." The account and list of colonials who died or were injured or missing begins on p.[4] and continues, a few lines per page, underneath each monthly calendar of the almanac. In his prefatory remarks, Daniel George remarks on the use of space in this publication: "In order to make room for a concise and authentic narrative of the Concord Battle, with an exact list of those of our worthy relatives and friends who were killed, wounded, and missing on that important day, which is here inserted by request and for the benefit of the gentlemen officers and soldiers belonging to the American Continental Army, to perpetuate the same, I have omitted inserting the roads and public houses of entertainment." George, according to the titlepage, was "a student in astronomy at Haverhill, in the County of Essex, who is now in the seventeenth year of his age, and has been a cripple from his infancy." An introductory letter from the Reverend Samuel Williams to the printer on the second page also mentions George's afflictions, while also commending the accuracy of the almanac. This printing is one of two editions of George's first almanac, both printed by E. Russell in Salem, Massachusetts in 1776. This 16-page edition has the titlepage variant which reads "Friends yearly meetings, an important prediction, remarkable days...." George continued to issue New England almanacs printed in various Massachusetts towns between 1776 and 1787, with later editions identifying the compiler as a philomath. A similar copy recently sold for $5040 at auction.

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        A Treatise on Forest-Trees. Signed copy. [Bound with] Answer by Way of Letter, to Bryan Edwards, Esq., M.P., F.R.S.., Planter of Jamaica, &c. Containing a Refutation of His Historical Survey on the French Colony of St. Domingo, Etc. Etc. 2 works in one

      Edinburgh and London: The Author and J. Murray; The Author and Debrett and Boosey. G+ : in Good condition plus. Cover lightly rubbed. 1775; 1797. [First Edition]. Half leather marbled board cover. 270mm x 210mm (11" x 8"). xlviii, 263; ii, 184pp. The first works is signed by the author on verso of title page; and contains a list of subscribers. .

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        THE PENNSYLVANIA MAGAZINE: OR, AMERICAN MONTHLY MUSEUM. MDCCLXXV. VOLUME 1 [JANUARY 1775 TO DECEMBER 1775]

      Philadelphia, 1775. Contemporary calf; rebacked preserving part of the original spine. Boards rubbed, neatly repaired at corners, stamped in blind on each board "F. Bailey". With the inscription, in a neat contemporary hand "Ready money for clean Linen Rags By the Printer hereof." on the front flyleaf. Bookplate of the Library Company of Philadelphia, with early discard stamp, on front pastedown. Light foxing, soiling, and tanning to text. Half of the plan of Charlestown lacking. Overall, almost very good. A run of the first twelve issues and the 1775 supplement of THE PENNSYLVANIA MAGAZINE..., the only magazine issued in the American colonies for most of the crucial year of 1775. This copy belonged to the Revolutionary-era printer Francis Bailey of Philadelphia and Lancaster, Pennsylvania. In the latter location Bailey was the printer of the first edition of the Articles of Confederation. THE PENNSYLVANIA MAGAZINE is among the most important American Revolutionary-era publications for two primary reasons. First, it was edited from February 1775 until May 1776 (all but the first and the last two numbers) by the famous radical, Thomas Paine, and his regular occupation, at the time he wrote COMMON SENSE, was as its editor. Secondly, it contains some of the most significant maps produced in America during the Revolution, including battle plans that became prototypes for oft-reproduced illustrations. Only a small handful of similar maps were produced in America during the Revolution. Ristow describes three of the maps and plans (numbers 8, 9, and 10, below) as "the earliest revolutionary war maps printed in America." The present collection contains the first twelve of the total nineteen issues of THE PENNSYLVANIA MAGAZINE, a complete run for the year 1775. THE PENNSYLVANIA MAGAZINE was conceived and founded by the Revolutionary printer, Robert Aitken, best known for his work as a printer for the Continental Congress. Aitken launched the periodical himself, but soon found it too much work and hired Paine as editor at £50 a year. Paine had only arrived in America a few months before, in December 1774. He quickly became the major contributor as well as editor, sometimes writing under the initials "A.B.," and sometimes with no by-line. "These initials he affixed to descriptions of mechanical devices, anecdotes, Addisonian essays, argumentative papers, and poems in some variety...the most imaginative and literary of the pieces have never been reprinted.... "Published on the eve of the American Revolution, and edited by one of the leading Revolutionary publicists, THE PENNSYLVANIA MAGAZINE is, of course, of paramount political interest...in December the magazine published 'Reflections on the Duty of Princes,' in which sovereigns are sharply warned against the exercise of arbitrary power. This is signed 'A.' and is followed by an oratorical passage 'On Liberty' signed 'Philo-Libertas.' Both are in the accents of Paine...." - Mott. Mott also particularly mentions Paine's famous "Liberty Tree" article in July 1775, Phillis Wheatley's verses to Washington of April 1776, and Paine's article on the abuse of texts in the supplementary number for 1775. Paine also contributed much that was not political, and there are many articles on current events in that fast- moving period which may or may not come from his pen; however, writing for this magazine (often, it was said, under the influence of drink) was Paine's primary work during this period, and all told a substantial part of each issue sprang from his genius, until his break with Aitken in May 1776. The magazine chronicles, month by month, Paine's sentiments before writing COMMON SENSE, which was published in mid-January 1776. Many of the important maps and illustrations in THE PENNSYLVANIA MAGAZINE were engraved by the publisher, Robert Aitken. The plates in the present volume are as follows: 1) "A New Electrical Machine" in the January 1775 issue. A detailed illustration of a European-invented device for studying electricity. 2) "Doctor Goldsmith" in the January 1775 issue. A portrait of Oliver Goldsmith. 3) "A New Threshing Instrument" in the February 1775 issue. 4) "General Wolfe. A new Song Engraved for the Pennsylvania Magazine" in the March 1775 issue. A folding plate of sheet music, with lyrics, on the death of General Wolfe in the French and Indian War. 5) "A New Invented Machine for Spinning of Wool or Cotton" in the April 1775 issue. A quite detailed illustration, drawn and engraved by C. Tully, the inventor of the machine. The plate is torn in the lower margin with a small bit of loss. 6) "Front View of a Frame House resembling Brick" in the April 1775 issue. A fine early American architectural illustration. 7) "[Description of a new invented Machine, for deepning [sic] and cleansing Docks, &c.]", in the May 1775 issue. This folding plate itself has no caption, but is thus described in the text. An early Philadelphia invention of a dredger. The plate is torn in the upper right corner, with loss of about one-sixth of the image, supplied in expert facsimile. 8) "A New Plan of Boston Harbour from an Actual Survey" in the June 1775 issue. A fine detailed folding map of Boston harbor, showing Boston, Dorchester, Charlestown, Roxbury, and other towns, fortifications, and the several islands that dotted the harbor. WHEAT & BRUN 239. PHILLIPS MAPS, p.166. JOLLY, MAPS OF AMERICA IN PERIODICALS BEFORE 1800, 266. 9) "A New and Correct Plan of the Town of Boston and Provincial Camp" in the July 1775 issue. A fine and important folding plan showing the British battery on Boston Common, and the fortification of Boston neck. Many streets are named and wharves identified. NEBENZAHL 2. WHEAT & BRUN 238. PHILLIPS MAPS, p.149. JOLLY, MAPS OF AMERICA IN PERIODICALS BEFORE 1800, 267. RISTOW, p.41. 10) "Exact Plan of General Gage's Lines on Boston Neck in America" in the August 1775 issue. This folding map is another important American-engraved battle plan. The accompanying text states that by using the map "it will be easy to form a perfect idea of the manner in which the General hath blockaded the entrances into [Boston]." Guardhouses, fortifications, batteries, and more, are shown. NEBENZAHL 5. WHEAT & BRUN 237. RISTOW, p.41. PHILLIPS MAPS, p.149. JOLLY, MAPS OF AMERICA IN PERIODICALS BEFORE 1800, 268. 11) "A Correct View of the Late Battle at Charlestown June 17th 1775" in the September 1775 issue. A view of the Battle of Bunker's Hill, showing action on land and at sea, and part of Boston in flames. Only the right half of the plate is present in this copy. RISTOW, p.41. DEÁK, PICTURING AMERICA 143. 12) "A Map of the Present Seat of War on the Borders of Canada" in the October 1775 issue. Folding map showing the area from the St. Lawrence River and Montreal in the north, down the length of Lake Champlain, to Crown Point in the south. WHEAT & BRUN 89. PHILLIPS MAPS, p.193. JOLLY, MAPS OF AMERICA IN PERIODICALS BEFORE 1800, 269. 13) "Plan of the Town & Fortifications of Montreal or Ville Marie in Canada" in the November 1775 issue. A very detailed map of Montreal, showing buildings, streets, squares, gardens, etc. This folding plan has a fine inset: "View of the Town &c. of Montreal." WHEAT & BRUN 91. PHILLIPS MAPS, p.451.JOLLY, MAPS OF AMERICA IN PERIODICALS BEFORE 1800, 270. 14) "[Description of a New Machine for enabling Persons to escape from the Windows of Houses on Fire]" in the December 1775 issue. The plate has no caption, and the description is taken from the text. An ingenious device, involving a large basket and pulley system, designed to help people escape from tall, burning buildings. 15) "A Plan of Quebec, Metropolis of Canada in North America" in the December 1775 issue. This detailed map is keyed to a table identifying seventeen important buildings, citadels, and batteries in the town. WHEAT & BRUN 90. PHILLIPS MAPS, p.735. JOLLY, MAPS OF AMERICA IN PERIODICALS BEFORE 1800, 271. The provenance of this copy is of particular interest. The volume is blindstamped on the front and rear boards: "F. Bailey's." This is Francis Bailey, who operated as a printer in Philadelphia until 1777, and then moved to Lancaster, Pennsylvania. In the chaos that ensued after the English seized Philadelphia in the fall of 1777 and the Continental Congress retreated to York, Pennsylvania, Bailey became for a time the official printer to both the Congress and the government of Pennsylvania. As such, he printed the first edition of the Articles of Confederation in Lancaster in November 1777, and a number of important Revolutionary decrees. A lengthy run of THE PENNSYLVANIA MAGAZINE, especially with the scarce illustrations and plans, are virtually unknown in the marketplace. A major Thomas Paine piece, and of great importance for his work and the American situation on the eve of the Revolution, as well as for the graphics and maps bound in.

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        The exceedingly rare signature of philosopher David Hume, accomplished on an even rarer portion of his published letter with 21 words in his hand on the reverse. Included is the phrase "Order of Nature" which plays prominently in his iconic work, A Treatise of Human Nature.

      n.p., [1775]. 3" x 1". "Partial Autograph Letter signed, ""David Hume"" accomplished on a on a 3"" x 1"" slip removed from a larger page, bearing text in his hand, [Edinburgh, September 20, 1775] to the Scottish minister and playwright, John Home (1722-1808) concerning the need for clarity of meaning. The year ""1775"" has been penned in a contemporary hand beneath the signature. Fine condition.The text on the verso reads, in full [with the missing portions of the original passage inserted for context, and the words here offered in bold]: ""[...it is the business of words to ex]plain the sense, not of the Sense to g[ive a determinate meaning to the words; and this practice is] reversing the Order of Nature, like [the custom of the Romans (he might have add]ed, the Greeks) in their Saturnalia [,who made the slaves of the masters; for you may learn from Lucian, that the Greeks practiced the same frolic during the festival of Saturn, whom they called Xpovos.]"" Published in J. Y. T. Greig, ed., The Letters of David Hume, 1932, 2:298-299. A copy of the full letter has been included for reference."

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        JOURNAL OF THE RESOLUTION'S VOYAGE, IN 1772, 1773, 1774, AND 1775. ON DISCOVERY TO THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE, BY WHICH THE NON EXISTENCE OF AN UNDISCOVERED CONTINENT...IS DEMONSTRATIVELY PROVED. ALSO A JOURNAL OF THE ADVENTURE'S VOYAGE, IN THE YEARS 1772, 1773, AND 1774. WITH AN ACCOUNT OF THE SEPARATION OF THE TWO SHIPS

      London, 1775. Modern paneled calf, gilt leather label. Light dampstaining to a few leaves, some minor foxing. Offsetting from plates. Very good. The earliest published complete account of Cook's second voyage, issued at least eighteen months prior to the official version. The second voyage included the first crossing of the Antarctic circle, making Marra's narrative the earliest firsthand account of the Antarctic, and the engraved plates are the first depictions of that region. Due to the strict regulations against private publications, the work was published anonymously, but the identity of the author did not remain a mystery for long. "Correspondence between Cook and the Admiralty shows that the author was John Marra, one of the gunners' mates in the Resolution. He was an Irishman whom Cook had picked up at Batavia during the first voyage. He made an abortive attempt to desert at Tahiti on 14 May 1774, an escapade of which Cook took so lenient a view that he says - 'I know not if he might have obtained my consent, if he had applied for it in proper time.' This did not, however, as Marra states at p. 241, prevent his being put in irons..." - Holmes. This copy contains the extremely rare extra folding map, "Part of the Tropical Discoveries of the Resolution Sloop Captain J. Cook in 1774," which is noted by Beddie and Rosove, but which is not called for in most of the references. This map has, however, been present in three of the twenty-five copies of the first edition sold at auction in the last thirty or so years. The chart appears opposite the first page of text and shows New Caledonia and the Great Cyclades islands to the north and Norfolk island to the south. It is a most interesting production, and is to be found in two states: first, as here with the engraver's name and with the position of Norfolk Island incorrectly placed 4° too far south; and second, with the engraver's name erased (but just visible), with the Norfolk Island's latitude corrected. The chart follows two of the Gilbert manuscript charts in spelling Ballabeah Isle with a final "h," unlike all the other manuscript charts. We have a definite date for the corrected issue of this chart, as it accompanied the article, "Late Voyages of the Resolution and Adventure," published in the GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, Vol. XLVI, 1776 (edited by David Henry), opposite page 120 in the March issue. Therefore, it seems probable that the uncorrected chart found its way into copies of Marra issued during the last two or three months of 1775. "A rare work...contain[ing] details of many events not recorded in the official account, and a preface recording the causes which led Banks and his staff to withdraw from the expedition at the last moment. Accordingly it is a vital second voyage item..." - Davidson.

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        JOSEPH II. und LEOPOLD II., Kaiser (1741 - 1790 und 1747 - 1792). "Josephus II. Augustus. Leopoldus A.A. Magnus Dux Etruriaer". Ganzfiguren nach halblinks bzw. halbrechts der beiden Brüder bei ihrem Zusammentreffen in Rom, Leopold als Großherzog von Toskana, stehend neben einer Konsole mit einem Stadtplan von Rom, dahinter Ausblick auf Peterskirche und Engelsburg.

      - Kupferstich von Andrea Rossi nach P. Battoni, dat. 1775, 58 x 36 cm. Thieme-Becker Bd. III, S. 36 (Stich nach dem hier erwähnten Gemälde im Wiener Hofmuseum). - Mit geglätteter Querfalte, Ränder gering angestaubt. - Imposantes Doppelporträt von großer Seltenheit.

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        A CHART OF THE HARBOUR OF BOSTON, COMPOSED FROM DIFFERENT SURVEYS; BUT PRINCIPALLY FROM THAT TAKEN IN 1769, BY MR. GEORGE CALLENDAR, LATE MASTER OF HIS MAJESTY'S SHIP THE ROMNEY

      London, 1775. Sheet size: 30 1/4 x 42 5/8 inches. In excellent condition. Accompanied by the folio explanatory text leaf, titled as above. 1p. The finest and most celebrated sea chart of Boston Harbor ever produced, and a highly important Revolutionary War map depicting details relating to the Siege of Boston: with the very rare explanatory text leaf. This is one the most important maps contained in Des Barres' THE ATLANTIC NEPTUNE, and one of the most significant large-scale maps of the Revolutionary War. It provides an invaluable record of Boston at the beginning of the war, covering the area from the environs of the city out into the open waters of Massachusetts Bay. A particularly striking feature is the use of boldly etched and subtly aquatinted details to capture the diverse topography of the region, including the numerous hills, islands, and river estuaries. It is important to remember that this was issued as a working sea chart, and as such the cartographer has naturally concentrated on features such as depth soundings, indicated by detailed lines and based on surveys by Samuel Holland and George Callendar, and the navigable channels between the harbor's numerous shoals, which are delicately outlined in stipple-engraving. Holland's original manuscript map is today preserved in the British Hydrographic Library at Taunton, Somerset. The present map shows the city of Boston, with its streets carefully outlined, occupying a pear-shaped peninsula, a position that would soon prove precarious to its British defenders in the escalating conflict. This is the second state (of five) of Des Barres' chart, and is identical to the HENRY STEVENS COLLECTION, variant 96D, in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich. This state shows a number of notable changes when compared with the original, and was evidently altered to take particular account of the Siege of Boston (April 19, 1775 to March 17, 1776). Henry Stevens noted that this state depicted the addition of "Numerous Forts, Batteries, Redoubts, &c. [which] have been inserted in many places, notably on the Charles Town peninsula, and on the mainland between 'Willis Creek' and 'Mystic River,' also on the east and north side of 'Charles River' below 'Cambridge'...[also] to the south of 'Boston Neck' and 'Dorchester Neck'...[This state] is almost as rare as the first state. It is found in some copies of the earliest edition of the Neptune." The accuracy, scope and artistic virtue of Des Barres's CHART OF THE HARBOUR OF BOSTON was apparent to his contemporaries and it became the main source map of the area for decades to come. Joseph Frederick Wallet Des Barres was born in Switzerland, where his Huguenot ancestors had fled following the repeal of the Edict of Nantes. He studied under the great mathematician Daniel Bernoulli at the University of Basel, before immigrating to Britain where he trained at the Royal Military College, Woolwich. Upon the outbreak of hostilities with France in 1756, he joined the British Royal American Regiment as a military engineer. He came to the attention of Gen. James Wolfe, who appointed him to join his personal detail. During this period he also worked with the legendary future explorer James Cook on a monumental chart of the St. Lawrence River. Upon the conclusion of the Seven Years' War, Britain's empire in North America was greatly expanded, and this required the creation of a master atlas featuring new and accurate sea charts for use by the Royal Navy. Des Barres was enlisted to survey the coastlines of Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, and the Gulf of St. Lawrence. With these extremely accurate surveys in hand, Des Barres returned to London in 1774, where the Royal Navy charged him with the Herculean task of producing the atlas. He was gradually forwarded the manuscripts of numerous advanced surveys conducted by British cartographers in the American Colonies, Jamaica and Cuba, of which the present map is based on the work of Samuel Holland, conducted in the 1760s. The result was THE ATLANTIC NEPTUNE, which became the most celebrated sea atlas of its era, containing the first systematic survey of the east coast of North America. Des Barres' synergy of great empirical accuracy with the peerless artistic virtue of his aquatint views, created a work that "has been described as the most splendid collection of charts, plates and views ever published" (NMM). THE ATLANTIC NEPTUNE eventually consisted of four volumes and Des Barres' dedication to the project was so strong that often at his own expense he continually updated and added new charts and views to various editions up until 1784, producing over 250 charts and views, many appearing in several variations. All of these charts were immensely detailed, featuring both hydrographical and topographical information, such that in many cases they remained the most authoritative maps of the regions covered for several decades. Following the completion of THE ATLANTIC NEPTUNE, Des Barres returned to Canada, where he remained for a further forty years, becoming a senior political figure and a wealthy land owner, living to the advanced age of 103.

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        JOURNAL OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE CONGRESS, HELD AT PHILADELPHIA, MAY 10, 1775

      Philadelphia, 1775. Half title. Modern half calf and marbled boards, spine gilt, leather label. Light foxing and soiling throughout, a few leaves more heavily. Very good. The journals of the second Continental Congress, covering its activities from its convening on May 10, 1775 through adjournment on Sept. 5, 1775. The activities of this summer, against the background of open conflict in Massachusetts, are among the most dramatic of the Revolutionary era. Included are reports concerning Lexington-Concord, the address to the inhabitants of Canada inviting them to join the other thirteen colonies, numerous military matters, the Declaration of the Causes and Necessity for Taking Up Arms, the Olive Branch Petition, the American negotiations with the Six Nations, and other crucial material. Essentially this volume is the very crux of the beginning of the Revolution, convening a few weeks after open warfare had begun, and recording the essential shift in attitude in the Congress from conciliation to revolution. These journals, like those of the first Congress, were printed in very limited quantities and are quite rare.

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        THE SEVERAL ASSEMBLIES OF NEW-JERSEY, PENNSYLVANIA AND VIRGINIA, HAVING REFERRED TO THE CONGRESS A RESOLUTION OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS OF GREAT-BRITAIN, WHICH RESOLUTION IS IN THESE WORDS...[caption title]

      [Philadelphia, 1775. Modern half calf and marbled boards, gilt leather label. Minor foxing. Very good. The Continental Congress' response to the "Conciliatory Resolution" set forth by the British Parliament, in an attempt to reach a peaceable settlement with the colonies, immediately preceding the outbreak of the Revolution. Not a binding law, but a resolution proposing a line floated by the pro-American elements in the House, it passed on February 20, 1775. The document was sent to each of the thirteen colonies, intentionally bypassing the extralegal Continental Congress. It stated that so long as the colonists were willing to provide for the defense and administration of the colonies, they would be spared any but those taxes necessary for the regulation of normal commerce. Referred to the Continental Congress by the Assemblies of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Virginia, this statement was drafted in response, rejecting Britain's proposal of peace. If there had been any possibility of the Parliamentary feeler making headway, it was gone by the time it reached America. The spring saw the open outbreak of war at Lexington and Concord and Bunker Hill, and by the time the colonies had passed the Resolution on to Congress in July, it was met with a blistering response. This text was prepared by a committee comprised of Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and Richard Henry Lee, though authorship is primarily attributed to Jefferson. It is dated July 31st, [1775]. It reads, in part: "That the colonies of America are entitled to the sole and exclusive privilege of giving and granting their own money...so are they entitled at all times to enquire into their application, to see that they be not wasted among the venal and corrupt for the purpose of undermining the civil rights of the givers....That this privilege of giving or of withholding our monies is an important barrier against the undue exertion of prerogative, which, if left altogether without controul, may be exercised to our great oppression; and all history shews how efficacious is it's intercession for redress of grievances and re-establishment of rights, and how improvident it would be to part with so powerful a mediator. We are of the opinion that the proposition contained in this resolution is unreasonable and insidious...." In the closing paragraph, the American Congress states its complete defiance of the Resolution, citing its falsity as declared by the military actions already underway in the colonies: "The proposition seems also to have been calculated more particularly to lull into fatal security, our well- affected fellow-subjects on the other side the water, till time should be given for the operation of those arms, which a British minister pronounced would instantaneously reduce the 'cowardly' sons of America to unreserved submission. But, when the world reflects, how inadequate to justice are these vaunted terms; when it attends to the rapid and bold succession of injuries, which, during the course of eleven years, have been aimed at these colonies; when it reviews the pacific and respectful expostulations, which, during that whole time, were the sole arms we opposed to them; when it observes that our complaints were either not heard at all, or were answered with new and accumulated injuries; when it recollects that the minister himself, on an early occasion, declared, 'that he would never treat with America, till he had brought her to his feet,' and that an avowed partisan of ministry has more lately denounced against us the dreadful sentence, 'delenda est Carthago;' that this was done in presence of a British senates and being unreproved by them, must be taken to be their own sentiment, (especially as the purpose has already in part been carried into execution, by their treatment of Boston and burning of Charlestown;) when it considers the great armaments with which they have invaded us, and the circumstances of cruelty with which these have commenced and prosecuted hostilities; when these things, we say, are laid together and attentively considered, can the world be deceived into an opinion that we are unreasonable, or can it hesitate to believe with us, that nothing but our own exertions may defeat the ministerial sentence of death or abject submission." A bold and important piece of rhetoric from a crucial moment in the Revolution, in which the committee that ultimately drafted the Declaration of Independence, led by Jefferson, honed their invective. ESTC locates only ten copies.

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        A MAP OF PENNSYLVANIA EXHIBITING NOT ONLY THE IMPROVED PARTS OF THAT PROVINCE, BUT ALSO ITS EXTENSIVE FRONTIERS: LAID FROM ACTUAL SURVEYS, AND CHIEFLY FROM THE LATE MAP OF W. SCULL, PUBLISHED IN 1770

      London, 1775. Small ink stamp near title, a few small worm holes expertly repaired. Very good. Archivally matted, protected with mylar sheet. A large and impressive map of the colony of Pennsylvania, published just a few months after the battle of Lexington and Concord, and drawing heavily from the landmark map executed by William Scull in 1770. Scull's original map is exceedingly rare, and noteworthy for showing the extensive Pennsylvania frontier, including western roads, paths, forts and other buildings, and the newly executed Mason-Dixon line. In the present map, printed for Sayer and Bennett, Scull's map is revised and improved, with clearer topographical delineations and including latitude and longitude markers. These improvements were likely added to aid British troops fighting in North America. Sayer and Bennett's map appears in several contemporary atlases, including Faden's THE NORTH AMERICAN ATLAS and Jefferys' THE AMERICAN ATLAS, both issued in 1776. Sayer and Bennett took over the Jefferys firm after Thomas Jefferys' death in 1771, and were among the most important British map publishers of their day. Not in Rumsey.

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        The Remembrancer, or Impartial Repository of Public Events for the Year 1775

      J. Almon, London 1775 - brown calf w/green boards, moderate wear at spine/tips, some rubbing; lite and scattered froxing; 257pages+ index; an annual publication printed in London.Contains many official reports and letters about Colonial matters, and the Revolutionary War, and a fold-out map of Boston, drawn in June, 1775-- a valuable source and extremely scarce Size: 8 vo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        MILITARY INSTRUCTIONS FOR OFFICERS DETACHED IN THE FIELD; CONTAINING A SCHEME FOR FORMING A CORPS OF A PARTISAN. ILLUSTRATED WITH PLANS OF THE MANOEUVRES NECESSARY IN CARRYING ON THE PETITE GUERRE

      Philadelphia, 1775. 12mo. Antique-style three-quarter calf and marbled boards, spine gilt, leather label. Small portion at top of titlepage replaced, not affecting text. Light foxing and soiling. Very good. A most important early American military manual, preceding the celebrated works of Baron Von Steuben and, appropriately, the first book bearing a dedication to George Washington. Edited by Hugh Henry Ferguson, the present manual was one of the most significant military manuals associated with the years of the American Revolution. The engravings illustrate the strategies promoted in the text, both historic and theoretical. These celebrated guerilla tactics, combined with a superior geographical knowledge of local terrain, gave the Continentals a significant advantage over the regimented fighting style of the British. In short, this is how we won the war.

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        Forsøg til en Norsk Natur-Historie. Ved (...). 1. Deel. Udgiven paa det Typographiske Selskabs Bekostning.

      Kiøbenhavn. 1775. 8vo. Samtidig skinnryggbind med opphøyde ryggbånd og ryggforgylling. (32), 248 s.. Bibl. Norv. II, 2764 a.Christopher Blix Hammer (født 26. august 1720 på Gran, død 23. juni 1804 på Gran) var en norsk embedsmann, vitenskapsmann og forfatter, kjent som «akevittens far». Han var sønn av Andreas Hammer.Christopher Hammer var utdannet jurist, matematiker og botaniker fra universitetet i København, ex.jur. 1747. I 1750 ble han engasjert som landmåler av bok- og kartsamler greve Joh. L. Holstein, med ansvar for oppmåling av grevskapet Ledreborg ved Roskilde. Etter en kort tid som by- og rådstueskriver i Kristiansand ble han utnevnt til generalkonduktør i Akershus stift (1752-1801), med base på Melbostad gård på Gran, Hadeland. (Wikipedia)

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        Neuer geometrischer Plan der gesammten königlich- preussischen und churfürstlich-brandenburgischen Haupt und Residenzstadt Berlin".

      Lotter ca. 1775., Augsburg - Blatt im klaren Abdruck, Colorierung in Braun- und Grüntönen. " In Verlag Tobias Conrad Lotter in Augsburg". Mit ausführlicher Legende oben rechts und unten links, keine Kartusche. Vergleiche auch Schulz: Stadtpläne von Berlin 1652-1920, Nr. 139. Rahmen an den Ecken leicht beschädigt. Altkoloriert, siehe Foto. Alt gerahmt,

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        Charte von Russisch Litauen, welche die von Polen an Russland Abgetretene Woiewodschaften, Liefland, Witepsk, Mscislaw, und einem Theil der Woiewodschaften Polock und Minsk Enthalt

      Nürnberg, Homann Erben,, 1775 - Seltene Kupferstichkarte von Weißrussland mit Teilen Litauens und der Ukraine. Zeigt die Gegend von Liefland bis Woiwodschaft. Sehr detailiert. Mit schöner Schmuckkartusche. - Im Rand drei Einrisse hinterlegt. - A rare map of Belarus, with parts of the Ukraine and Lithuania. Marking the Dnieper and Dwiner rivers, with the towns of Polack, Orsha & Mogilev. With many details. - Three tears in margin backed.

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        Gottlob Friedrich Thormeyer (1775-1842). Zimmermann bei der Arbeit.

      - Gottlob Friedrich Thormeyer (1775 Dresden-Dresden 1842). Zimmermann bei der Arbeit. Aquarell über Bleistift auf Papier mit Wasserzeichen:. -- Beschreibung: -- Aquarell über Bleistift auf Papier mit Wasserzeichen:. unten rechts in Bleistift signiert: "Thormeyer fe" und verso bezeichnet: "Thormeyer ad nat del.". -- Größe/Size: -- 11,5 x 14 cm. -- Zustand: -- Sehr guter, altersgerechter Zustand mit leichten Altersspuren. -- Weitere Beschreibung: -- "Thormeyer ad nat del." steht auf der Rückseite der so beiläufigen wie virtuosen kleinen Zeichnung des Dresdner Architekten Gottlob Friedrich Thormeyer. Dass der Zeichner den Handwerker "nach der Natur" festhielt, ließe die Darstellung auch ohne die Beschriftung vermuten, so lebendig und frisch beschreiben Bleistift und Aquarell den kraftvoll agierenden Mann bei seiner Arbeit. Das Blatt ist klein, das Papier mit seinen Einschlüssen nicht für feine, bildhafte Zeichnungen, sondern eher für Notizen gedacht, der Graphitstrich ist merklich schnell aufs Papier gesetzt, und auch die farbige Fassung arbeit nicht fleißig ins Detail, sondern verdichtet, höht, setzt Schatten und arbeitet flüssig, zügig und stets mit dem Fokus auf die Bewegung der Figur. Thormeyer, der bis 1775 an der Dresdener Akademie Architektur und Perspektive studiert hatte, verband in seinem Werk die Baukunst und die Zeichnung. Er arbeitete sowohl als Zeichner landschaftlicharchitektonischer Prospekte als Druckvorlagen für Vedutenbände, trat aber auch mit Entwürfen für kleine Architekturen wie Gartenpavillons und Grabmäler in Erscheinung. Seit 1816 war Thormeyer Hofbaumeister und seitdem an größeren und repräsentativeren Projekten beteiligt, etwa dem Umbau des Opernhauses am Zwinger oder der Meißener Elbbrücke. Gelegenheitsskizzen wie das Aquarell des Zimmermannes, der in Rückenansicht an einem Bock steht und mit sichtlicher Kraft und Körperspannung einen Stamm durchsägt, sind in Thormeyers OEuvre bisher unbekannt. Doch weist das Aquarell den Künstler sowohl als scharfen Beobachter, als auch als versierten Zeichner und Aquarellisten aus. "Nach der Natur" wird Thormeyer die Szene in einer Werkstatt oder eher noch auf einer Baustelle skizziert haben, ohne Vorlauf, spontan und absichtslos in Hinsicht auf eine spätere Verwendung. Der Zeichner präsentiert den Handwerker leicht schräg von hinten, er umfährt Werkzeug Körper und Hut mit raschem, skizzierenden Strich und entwickelt die Figur dann nicht über die Kontur, sondern ganz plastisch aus der Farbe heraus. Der freie, souveräne Duktus der zügigen Pinselstriche verdichtet und modelliert Falten, Bäusche und Stauchungen der Kleidung, hebt in farbigen Akzenten die Lederschürze, die festen Stiefel und den großen Hut mit der hochgeklappten Krempe hervor. Thormeyers schwungvoller, kräftiger Strich korrespondiert überzeugend mit dem schwungvollen, kräftigen Agieren seines Modells und lässt eine überzeugende, lebendige Momentaufnahme entstehen. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        CONSTITUCIONES DE LA REAL Y PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD DE MEXICO: Segunda Edicion

      Mexcio: Felipe de Zuniga y Ontiveros 1775., 1775. Second edition of this important Mexican imprint. Bound in full 18th century leather with spine decorated in gilt. Ex-libris with library bookplate and ownership stamp on title page else interior clean and tight. The binding shows minor surface wear and scratches to leather else firm. Marginal repair with tape to the index page. Overall an attractive copy in a nice contemporary binding.

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        GA aus der Vogelschau, darunter eine schmale Gesamtansicht ( 8 x 53 ), "Die Stadt Elberfeld".

      - Kupferstich v. H. Cöntgen n. Johann Merken, dat. 1775, 49 x 64,5 Nicht bei Drugulin. Sehr seltener Einblattdruck; Pogt, Historische Ansichten aus dem Wuppertal, Nr. E16. - Beindruckendes Blatt, das wohl in der Elberfelder Zeit von H. Cöntgen entstanden sein muß. - Die Gesamtansicht im unteren Fünftel des Blattes ist flankiert durch 2 kleine Rokokokartuschen, links mit Widmung an Karl Theodor ( Herzog von der Pfalz und Jülich, Kleve, Berg ), rechts mit Erklärungen. Die Vogelschauansicht mit 2 großen Wappen im oberen Bildteil. Zwischen den Wappen der Titel gehalten von 4 Engeln. - An den Rändern einige kleine, hinterlegte Einrisse. Die linke untere Ecke mit kleinem Bildverlust ( dieser aber ergänzt und retouchiert )

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        Cantiques Tire`s en Partie des Pseaumes et en Partie des Poésies Sacrées des Meilleurs Poetes Francois. Avec des Airs Note`s. Par Mr. Jean Dumas, Pasteur Francois de L`Eglise Réformée de Leipsic.

      Leipsic [Leipzig]: Chez Les Heritiers Weidmann et Reich 1775 - XVI, 744 gezählte Seiten plus 30 ungezählte Seiten (Register der Liedanfänge, Korrekturen u.a.), Fadenheftung, Format 11,5 x 19 cm, privater Ganzledereinband der Zeit. * Enthält auch die Noten der Kirchlieder; links die Noten mit den Liedanfängen, rechts gegenüber die Texte der weiteren Strophen. Schöner Ledereinband mit 5 Bünden am Rücken und Blindprägung auf beiden Deckeln. Goldschnitt ringsum. Schöne farbige Vorsätze. Erhaltung: Die Rückenkanten leicht beschabt aber ohne jeden Einriss (brauchen etwas Lederfett). Der Buchblock innen ohne Flecken. Nur einige wenige Randmarkierungen mit Bleistift. Eine kurze Namenseintragung mit Tinte auf dem Titelblatt ("Lene"). Die Papierqualität (Bütten) ist herausragend und unverwüstlich. Insgesamt ein sehr gutes Exemplar. +++++++++++ Weitere Drucke im Bestand unseres Antiquariats im Zeitraum 1600 bis 1870 finden Sie innerhalb der Kategorien "Alte Drucke" (mit Unter-Rubriken: bis 1700 / bis 1800 / bis 1870). Lassen Sie sich die Titel anzeigen.

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        Charte von Russisch Litauen, welche die von Polen an Russland abgetretene Woiewodschaften, Liefland, Witepsk,Msciflaw, und einen Theil der Woiewodsdchaften Polock und Minsk enthält. Cum Privil. Sae. Caes. Maj. Nürnberg, auf Kosten der Homännischen Erben, 1775.':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich b. Homann Erben in Nürnberg, dat. 1775, 55,5 x 44 Niewodniczanski; Imago Poloniae, B.2; Nr. K94, 1. - Zeigt Russisch-Litauen. - Unten links Titelkartsuche. - Im Zentrum der Karte Orsha. - Rare regional map of Russian Lithuania, showing remarkable detail along the upper Dniepr and Dwina River regions, from Liefland to Mscislaw and Woiwodschaft. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        "Political disquisitions: or, an enquiry into public errors, defects, and abuses ... calculated to draw the timely attention of government and people to a due cnsideration of the necessity, and the means, of reforming..."

      Philadelphia: printed and sold by Robert Bell and William Woodhouse. 1775. "First American edition; 3 volumes, 8vo, pp. xxiii, [9], 486, [2] ads; vii, [9], 477, [3] ads; [16], 460, [56]; complete with the half-titles in each volume; contemporary and likely original full American calf, gilt- decorated spines in 6 compartments, red and black morocco labels in 2; upper joint on volume III sometime repaired; upper joint on volume I cracked; bookplates removed; old pressure stamps in the corners of the title pages; some rubbing and overall wear, but in all a good, sound set, or better. The subscriber list in volume III contains a significant list of American revolutionaries including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Hancock, Samuel Chase, George Clymer, John Dickinson, Thomas Mifflin, Benjamin Rush, Isaiah Thomas, and Silas Deane, among many others; and the printer-booksellers Robert Aiken and Hugh Gaine each took seven sets. Evans 13851; Sabin 9246; Gephart, Revolutionary America, 2569 (citing the London edition of 1774-75)."

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        Charte von Russisch Litauen, welche die von Polen an Russland abgetretene Woiewodschaften, Liefland, Witepsk,Msciflaw, und einen Theil der Woiewodsdchaften Polock und Minsk enthält. Cum Privil. Sae. Caes. Maj. Nürnberg, auf Kosten der Homännischen Erben, 1775.':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich b. Homann Erben in Nürnberg, dat. 1775, 55,5 x 44 Niewodniczanski; Imago Poloniae, B.2; Nr. K94, 1. - Zeigt Russisch-Litauen. - Unten links Titelkartsuche. - Im Zentrum der Karte Orsha. - Rare regional map of Russian Lithuania, showing remarkable detail along the upper Dniepr and Dwina River regions, from Liefland to Mscislaw and Woiwodschaft. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Flora Londinensis: or Plates and Descriptions of such Plants as grow wild in the Environs of London: with their places of growth, and times of flowering; their several names according to Linnaeus and other authors: with a particular description of each plant in latin and english. To which are added their several uses in medicine, agriculture, rural oeconomy and other arts.

      - London, printed for the author, (1775-) 1777-1798. 2 volumes bound in 3. Folio (473 x 280mm). With 2 engraved title-vignettes and 432 fine handcoloured engraved plates. Recent half calf, richly gilt spine with gilt lettering in 6 compartments, marbled sides. First edition. William Curtis is one of the great names in botany, the present work and his famous 'Botanical Magizine' are landmarks in English botany. The impressive 'Flora Londinensis' is much more comprehensive in scope than its title suggests, for it embraces most of the English flora, and as a result of which it should be properly regarded as the first colour-plate national flora. "Curtis adopted the novel plan of having specimens drawn to a uniform scale and to life size, and most of the plates display a high degree of accuracy. In the opinion of Salisbury, the majority of the figures 'represent the most successful portrayals of British wild flowers that have ever been achieved'" (Henry II, p. 67). The fine plates are by James Sowerby and Sydenham Edwards. Our copy has the list of subscribers, the indices, the 'General observations on the advantage which may result from the Introduction of the Seeds of our best Grasses' (2 leaves), and 'A catalogue of certain plants. in the environmens of Settle' (3 leaves). The book was published in 2 volumes.Nissen BBI, 440; Great Flower Books, p. 54; Stafleu & Cowan 1286. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM BENJAMIN FRANKLIN TO SIR ALEXANDER DICK, CONCERNING HIS DEPARTURE, AND A LETTER OF INTRODUCTION FOR BENJAMIN DUFFIELD]

      London, 1775. Quarto, on a folded folio sheet. Old fold lines. Some slight separation at folds. Address leaf with some wear and loss from wax seal. Very good. An interesting letter written by Benjamin Franklin to Sir Alexander Dick in Edinburgh, taking his leave from England on the verge of the American Revolution, and recommending the son of his friend, Benjamin Duffield. Franklin writes: "John Dalrymple the other day inform'd me that you and your dear family were lately well, which to hear gave me great pleasure. Being on the point of embarking for America, I would not leave Britain without taking leave of a friend I have so much reason to esteem and love. I pray God to bless you and yours with every kind of felicity. If at any time I can on the other side of the water render acceptable service to you or any friend of yours, it will be a pleasure to me to receive your commands. May I take the liberty of recommending to your countenance and protection an ingenious young man, son of a friend of mine at Philadelphia, now studying physic at Edinburgh. Your kind advice may be of great use to him, and I am persuaded he will always retain a grateful sense of any favourable notice you may think fit to take of him. His name is Duffield, and he will have the honor of presenting this to your hands. With Sincere Affection & Attachment I am ever, Dear Sir, Your obliged & most obedient humbl. Servant B. Franklin." Franklin has added a postscript: "Our Friend Sir J. Pringle was well last evening." In 1773, Benjamin Franklin was serving as an agent for the Pennsylvania Colony in London when he came into possession of letters that further strained the increasingly tenuous relationship between England and her American colonies. Written by Thomas Hutchinson, the English-appointed governor of Massachusetts, these letters called for reductions in liberties allowed to English citizens residing in America. Franklin promptly forwarded these letters to America, where they were published, resulting in a public outcry. Called before the English Foreign Ministry in January 1774, Franklin was severely berated for this act and dismissed as deputy postmaster general for North America. In spite of this affront, Franklin continued to strive for reconciliation between the English colonists and their mother country. Hoping to avert the passage of the Boston Port Bill, he went so far as to personally guarantee payment for the tea dumped during the Boston Tea Party. Even after the bill passed and Boston's port was closed, Franklin maintained his conciliatory stance. Subsequently, he began collaborating with William Pitt, Earl of Chatham, hoping that this treaty might fare better than previous endeavors. When Pitt presented the bill in February 1775, it was vehemently attacked by the ministers and their supporters. Lord Sandwich, one of the most vocal opponents of the bill, turned his attention towards Franklin, who was present, and stated "he fancied he had in his eye the person who drew it up, one of the bitterest and most mischievous enemies this country has ever known." This personal attack was the last straw, and Franklin emerged from that session an ardent devotee of colonial independence. He set sail for Philadelphia on March 21, a week after this letter was written and just three weeks before the first shots were fired at Lexington and Concord, signaling the start of the Revolutionary War. Landing at Philadelphia on May 5, the talk of war and the creation of a new nation was everywhere. The next day Franklin was elected a delegate to the second Continental Congress, and he quickly emerged as one of the most radical members of that body. Sir Alexander Dick (1703-85), to whom Franklin writes here, was one of Franklin's warmest friends in Great Britain. A physician, Dick practiced medicine in Edinburgh and was the president of the College of Physicians there from 1756 to 1763. He was also a member of the Philosophical Society of Edinburgh and one of the founders of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Benjamin Duffield (1753-99) was the son of one of Franklin's friends, a Philadelphia clock- and watchmaker named Edward Duffield. Benjamin Duffield traveled to Edinburgh in 1774 to complete his medical studies, and Franklin had a hand in introducing him to several important persons there. Apparently he ran into some trouble because he sent Franklin a letter from Bordeaux in 1779, apologizing for past transgressions and indicating he had finally managed to scrape together the money to come home to Philadelphia. In the end he did return to Philadelphia, acquiring a large medical practice and becoming an early lecturer in the field of obstetrics. Franklin's postscript refers to Royal Society member Sir John Pringle, another Scottish doctor who was a good friend of both men. A wonderful and unpublished letter from this key period in Franklin's diplomatic career.

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        Historiola litteraturae graecae in Svecia. I-XII + Supplement I-II. A.a.

      1775 - Uppsala, typis Edmannianis, (1775-86). 4:o. (8),56 + (2),57-88 + (2),89-104 + (2),105-20 + (4),121-38 + (2),1-16 + (4),17-36 + (2),37-52 + (4),53-68 + (2),69-84 + (4),85-100 + (2),101-16 + (2),1-12 + (4),13-22 pp.Fourteen parts, of which some are disbound. Part IV unopened. Occasional minor soiling. MS dedications on titles of parts II, VII, XIII och XIV.Almquist Sveriges bibliografiska litteratur 182 and 183. Lidén Catalogus disputationum 112-13 and 2 and Marklin Catalogus disputationum 3-13, respectively. A still useful reference work on the history and bibliography of Greek literature in Sweden. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Cartilla, y doctrina espiritual, para la crianza, y educacion de los novicios, que tomaren el habito de la orden de n p S Francisco

      Mexico: Imp. de D. Felipe de Zuñiga y Ontiveros 12mo (14.7 cm; 5.75"). [3] ff., 118 pp.. 1775 Second edition of this primer based on the doctrines of St. Bonaventure, but adapted to the practices of the Franciscan Order — here specifically set forth for novices. The first edition appeared in Mexico in 1721. A scarce work, having been printed in a limited number of copies for the very limited-sized audience of Franciscan novices. Contemporary limp vellum. Very clean and crisp. A truly excellent copy.

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        Abrégé chronologique de l'histoire de Lorraine contenant les principaux événements de cette histoire, depuis Clovis jusqu'à Gérard d'Alsace, premier duc héréditaire, & depuis ce prince jusqu'à François III : avec les guerres, les batailles, les sièges, les traités de paix, &c. les loix, les moeurs, les usages, &c. &c.

      Paris, Moutard, 1775; petit in - 8, VIII - 560 pp., IV - 456 pp., Reliure plein veau, dos lisse orné, pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Les 2 volumes. Le premier volume est un abrégé chronologique de l'histoire lorraine comme l'indique le titre de l'ouvrage, le second volume est un dictionnaire toponymique de la Lorraine et du Barrois : des villes, des villages et des lieudits, ainsi que des rivières et des principaux ruisseaux.

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        Fabulæ selectæ Fontanii è gallico in latinum sermonem conversæ, in usum studiosæ juventutis, authore J. B. Giraud.

      Lud. Le Boucher & Laurent Dumesnil, Rouen 1775 - 2 volumes in-8 (195 x 123 mm), xxiv pp., 1 f. n. ch., 461 pp. ; 2 ff. n. ch., 577 pp., 2 ff. n. ch. Maroquin rouge, triple filet d'encadrement avec fers aux angles, dos lisse orné, pièce de titre et de tomaison en maroquin vert, filet sur les coupes et les coiffes, roulette intérieure, tranches dorées, trace de mouillure marginale en tête de dix feuillets, petite tache brune dans la marge aux premiers feuillets du tome second, 3 coins abimés (reliure de l'époque). Une édition Latin/Français des Fables de La Fontaine. Cette seconde édition comprend 228 fables, avec le texte français en regard. Elles ont été traduites par Jean-Baptiste Giraud (1701-1776) avec des notes explicatives en bas de page pour les mots et expressions les plus difficiles. La première édition (Rouen, 1765) parut sans nom d'auteur et de traducteur. Le père Giraud consacra une trentaine d'années à la traduction en latin des Fables de La Fontaine. D'après Quérard, il publia dès 1715 (à 14 ans), un premier essai de cette traduction. Une grande partie des fables de La Fontaine ont été traduites en vers latins, et avec quelque succès, par J.-B. Giraud de l'Oratoire (Brunet). Ex-libris imprimé en rouge avec devise Colligite ne pereant, initiales NIKLS et croix de Malte. Bel exemplaire en maroquin rouge de l'époque. Brunet, Manuel des libraires et de l'amateur de livres, III, p. 756 ; Quérard, La France littéraire, IV, p. 411. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE SPIRIT OF MASONRY in Moral and Elucidatory Lectures

      J. Wilkie ... and W Goldsmith ... 1775. . 1st Ed. Sm. 8vo. [x] + 237pp. + 17pp. + [i] Errata. Engraved t.p. (reinforced to verso), text ills. Staining from pp.207 onwards and lightly affecting fore-margin of first 50pp., some staining and soiling, rebound in gilt lettered calf backed cloth. ESTC T99504. William Hutchinson (1732?-1814), topographer. ?'... Hutchinson was an ardent freemason; he was master of his local lodge and wrote a spirited defence of the craft, [the above] which ran to several editions, the last being published in 1843 ...?' US$743

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        The Works of Flavius Josephus. Translated into English by Sir Roger L'Estrange ... to which are Prefixed, Two Discourses, and several Remarks and Observations upon Josephus. The Seventh Edition

      London, Printed, Philadelphia: Reprinted (vol 1); America (vol 2); (vols 3-4) New York: (Vol 1): Re-Printed by W. and T. Bradford, for John M;Gibbons; (Vol 2): Printed for the Subscribers; (Vol 3):Printed by Hodge and Shober for John M'Gibbons; (Vol 4): Printed by Shober and Loudon for John M'Gibbons and Robert Hodge, 1775. First American edition. The L'Estrange edition was first published in 1702. 4 vols. 8vo. Contemporary sheep, disparate labels. Rubbed, spines worn, second volume shorter, text browned, a few endpapers torn or removed. Gift inscription in first and last two volumes to Charles R. Alsop from C. and L. Whittelsey dated 1812, the second volume with signatures of Lewis Jenkins, John Bartlett, Joshua Brown and Josiah and William Carr. In two brown cloth open end cases. First American edition. The L'Estrange edition was first published in 1702. 4 vols. 8vo. A very popular text, especially in L'Estrange's very readable translation. The printing was begun by the Bradfords and completed by Hodge and Shober and Shober and Loudon. Complete sets are uncommon. Hildeburn notes that the three New York volumes "average five hundred pages, and in that respect, as a bookseller's venture, have no peers among the colonial books of New York" (Sketches of Printers ... Colonial New York, 147). Rosenbach "An American Jewish Bibliography" 55, 64, 66, 67; Shipton and Mooney 12822, 13357 (noting that Evans had taken his entry from an advertisement), 14135 listing Hodge and Shober for M'Gibbons for both vols 3 and 4; Hildeburn 2892

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        A relation of a journey to the glaciers in the Dutchy of Savoy. Translated from the French by C. and F. Davy. (Untrimmed, large paper copy).

      Norwich, Richard Beatniffe, 1775, - in-8vo, (14.4 x 20.2 cm.), 24 unnumb. leaves + XXI (+1) + 264 p. + 1 leaf + 3 engraved plates, untrimmed, hw. name on title ?Esther Paget? and ?JAH Hey? (or Wey), original marbled paper wrappers, spine restored, small morocco title ticket on spine. A fine copy. Bourrits journey to the glaciers & MONT-BLANCfirst English edition, untrimmed copy.First English edition in a fully untrimmed copy (exceptional large paper copy!). Despite his aversion to heights, the eccentric self-publicist Marc-Theodore Bourrit (1739-1819), the "preceptor of the cathedral church at Geneva", was a great promoter and enthousiast for all things alpine concerns. The first edition of this successful work, describing "the fruits of three journeys into the Dutchy of Savoy", was published as "Description des glacières . du Duché de Savoye" (Geneva, 1773). Provincially printed at Norwich by the bookseller Richard Beatniffe (1739-1818), the work includes a 26 page list of subscribers, mostly based in the East of England. A second Norwich edition was printed in the following year and is less scarce. Full collation: 24 unn. leaves (48 p.) (title + 1 engraved dedication plate with a coat of arms ?to the hon. Mrs. R. Walpole? + 7 ll. of preface + 5 ll. Author?s advertisement + 2 ll. Table of plates + 8 ll. subscribers) + XXI (The author?s preliminary discourse) + 264 p. + 1 ll. (Heights above the level of the Mediterranean Sea). Although the text includes a printed list of 21 plates, only 3 were actually issued in this edition: depictions of Chamonix and the glaciers at Montanvert and Bossons. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Neate B142; Perret 656. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Remarks on the Principal Acts of the Thirteenth Parliament of Great Britain, Containing Remarks on the Acts Relating to the Colonies with a Plan of Reconciliation [Volume I Only]

      T. Payne, London 1775 - First Edition, First Printing; full brown leather; marbled end papers; 500 clean, unmarked pages Size: 8 Vo; 2 Pounds [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Prael-treyn verrykt door ry-benden, praelwagens, zinne-beelden en andere oppronkingen toegeschikt aen het duyzend-jaerig jubilé van den ... heyligen Rumoldus. Mechelen, J.-F. vander Elst, [1775?]. With engraved coat of arms, engraved headpiece, and 16 engraved plates (of which 14 folding). With: (2) [SPLENDID CEREMONY - BRUSSELS]. Beschryvinge van de ry-bende ofte cavalcade, verciert met praelwagens ... ter oorsaeke van het vier-honderd-jaerig jubilé van het alderheyligst sacrament van mirakel binnen Brussel den 16 en 29 julii 1770. Brussels, J. vanden Berghen, [1770]. With 5 numbered folding engraved plates. (3) [MEYER, Jean Thomas]. Beschryvinge van het zeven honderdjaerig jubilé van den heyligen Macarius. Ghent, Jean Meyer, [1767]. With 15 mostly folding engraved plates, including a large folding plate showing fireworks (36.5 x 48 cm). 3 works in 1 volume. 4to. Contemporary calf, gold-tooled spine.

      Ad 1: Bibliotheca Hulthemiana IV, 27864 (15 plates only); Berlin Kat. 3168 (15 plates only); ad 2: De Backer & Sommervogel II, cols. 295-296; Mennessier de la Lance I, p. 226; ad 3: Praz, p. 426; Berlin Kat. 3167; Landwehr, Emblem Books Low Countries 431. Fine collection of 3 accounts recording religious festivities in the Southern Netherlands. Ad 1 is a beautiful series of engravings celebrating the 1000 years' jubilee of the Saint Rumoldus. Ad 2 records a festival on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of the Blessed Sacrament, organized by the Jesuit College in Brussels. And ad 3, finally, is a description of the 700 years Jubilee of Saint Macarius, the patron saint against the plague, celebrated in Ghent. Some defects; the leaves of ad 2 cut out and mounted on larger paper. Top of spine slightly damaged. Good copies.

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        CHAPMAN, FREDRIC HENRIC af.

      Tractat om skepps-byggeriet, tillika med förklaring och bevis öfver Architectura navalis mercatoria &c. Sthlm, J. Pfeiffer, 1775. 4:o. (16),245,(3) s. & 16 utvikbara grav. plr & 1 utvikbar grav. & 7 utvikbara tryckta tabeller. Med grav. vinjett på s. 1. Samtida ganska nött hfrbd med upphöjda bind, guldornerad rygg och röd titeletikett. Rödstänkta snitt. Inlagan bitvis ngt solkig och med spridda småfläckar. Det bitvis lite solkiga titelbladet med en delvis överkluddad samtida namnteckning. Med tillskrift till byggmästare D. Sandell daterad 1824 och från Joh. Hartzell till Henning Smith daterad 1876 samt försättsbladet med Tullmuseets på Dalarö stpl.. Vinjetten är graverad av Olof Årre. Är en fristående förklaring till "Architectura navalis mercatoria" som utkommit 1768. "Tractat" utkom två gånger på franska, 1779 och 1781. Chapman ville bringa ordning och metodik inom skeppsbyggeriet och "Svenskt biografiskt lexikon" skriver att han upphöjde "skeppsbyggeriet från att hittills i övervägande grad hava varit ett hantverk till en på fullt vetenskapliga beräkningar fotad konst"

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. („Goethe").

      Frankfurt a. M., 13. Januar 1775. - ½ S. 4to. An den in Straßburg (der Ortsname von fremder Hand ergänzt) weilenden „Herrn Hauptmann v. Knebel", der Goethe Mitte Dezember des Vorjahres zusammen mit den Prinzen Carl August und Konstantin von Sachsen-Weimar (dessen Erzieher er war) in Frankfurt besucht hatte: „Lieber Knebel ich bitte Sie gar sehr um ein Wort von Ihnen und um meine Sachen. Wo sind Sie? Bin ich in gutem Andenken unter Ihnen? Addio. Ich hab einige sehr gute produktive Tage gehabt [.]". – Knebel, der sich mit den Prinzen auf Bildungsreise nach Paris befand, war mit diesen nach Straßburg weitergereist, im Gepäck zahlreiche Manuskript-Fragmente Goethes sowie dessen erste Arbeiten zum „Faust". – In dieser Woche war Goethe das erste Mal mit Lili Schönemann zusammengetroffen. Sophien-Ausgabe Band II, Nr. 278. Aus dieser Epoche von größter Seltenheit. – Mit (gebrochenem) Siegel und Adresse; leicht gebräunt und etwas fleckig; größere Ein- und Ausrisse unsachgemäß ausgebessert.

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        Das Opfer der Vestalinnen.

      1775 1775 - Feder in Schwarz, braun laviert, über Bleistiftskizze, auf Bütten, auf Untersatz mit Tuschlinien und Aquarellrand montiert, dort rechts unten signiert und datiert „Parizeau fecit 1775". 15,8:23,5 cm. Vergleichsliteratur: Ausst. Katalog: Von Callot bis Greuze. Französische Zeichnungen des 17. und 18. Jahrhunderts. Im Blickfeld der Goethezeit V. Weimar 2005, S. 220, Nr. 81 mit farb. Abb. Über Parizeaus Leben und Werk ist wenig bekannt und es fehlt bisher eine grundlegende Arbeit über ihn. Seit Beginn der sechziger Jahre war er Schüler von J.Gg. Wille (1715-1808) und als Maler und Radierer in Paris tätig. Nur wenige seiner Gemälde sind bisher bekannt geworden und es scheint, als wäre er hauptsächlich als Zeichner tätig gewesen. Blätter von seiner Hand befinden sich in den Graph. Sammlungen in Düsseldorf, Basel, Darmstadt, dem Metropolitan Museum New York sowie in der Sammlung von Jeffrey E. Horvitz. Georg Melchior Kraus (1737-1806) hat beispielsweise nach ihm gezeichnet.

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        AN ASTRONOMICAL DIARY, OR ALMANACK, FOR THE YEAR OF CHRISTIAN AERA, 1776. AND THE 16TH YEAR OF THE REIGN OF GEORGE THE IIID. BEING BISSEXTILE, OR LEAP YEAR.

      [Boston. 1775]. - [24]pp. 12mo. Dbd. Lightly and evenly foxed. Very good. An important Revolutionary almanac. The first three pages contain Low's "Address to the Soldiers of the American Army," delivered at Ipswich, Sept. 22, 1775: "The time is at length arrived in which we are reduced to the sad alternative of defending the most sacred and inestimable of all our enjoyments from utter ruin, and ourselves from the graves of political throldom, by dint of sword; or yield them to the will of a banditti of tyrants more implacable than the savages of the wilderness." Also contains an imporant eyewitness account of the Battle of Lexington, by the Rev. William Gordon of Roxbury, contained in a letter to a gentleman in England entitled, "Account of the Commencement of Hostilities Between Great Britain and America." EVANS 14168. CHURCH 1121 DRAKE 3252.

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        Only weeks after the British surrendered Fort St. Jean, Quebec, Connecticut Captain Noble Benedict appoints his nephew Jonah a Sergeant. Both would be captured at Fort Washington in 1776 and held on one of the notorious British prison ships

      Fort St. John [Quebec], November 19, 1775. 13.75" x 8.5". "Manuscript Document Signed, ""Noble Benedict Capt,"" 1 page, 13.75"" x 8.5"", ""Fort St. John,"" [Fort St. Jean, Quebec], November 19, 1775, appointing Jonah Benedict as a Sergeant in ""the Fifth Regiment Raised by the Colony of Connecticut Commanded by David Waterbury Jur. Col."" Rough separated folds reinforced with paper on verso, other marginal tears and a few small losses affecting a few words of text, light soiling, else good. Offered together with a manuscript copy of Jonah Benedict's affidavit attesting to his service and imprisonment by the British as well as the aforementioned appointment as Sergeant, 2 pages, 8"" x 9.5"", Westchester County, New York, August 26, 1839. Expected folds, light soiling, else very good.Captain Noble Benedict's company was part of the regiment commanded by Colonel David Waterbury organized in April 1775 in response to the Lexington Alarm. The regiment rendezvoused in Stamford. In June 1775, after the regiment was adopted into the Continental Army, it marched to New York City where it joined troops from that state on a northward march toward Canada, where they helped lay siege to Fort St. Jean on the Richelieu River led by General Richard Montgomery. The surrender of that fort forced Sir Guy Carleton to evacuate Montreal, which Continental troops entered, without opposition, on November 13, 1775. It would appear that Noble's company remained behind at Fort St. Jean to hold the post during the American operations in Canada. At the end of December 1775, the 5th Connecticut terms of enlistment expired and Noble and his company departed Canada for Connecticut. Soon after their return to Connecticut in January 1776, Noble Benedict formed another company, to join Philip Burr Bradley's Connecticut Regiment raised for the defense of New York. Jonah Benedict joined the company as a sergeant in April 1776. The company helped prepare for the defenses of the city and retreated to Fort Washington, the last American stronghold on the island of Manhattan, following the defeats at Long Island and White Plains. Half of Benedict's company was captured when the post's commander, surrounded on land and water, surrendered on November 16, 1776 (the other half was stationed at Fort Lee on the other side of the Hudson River). In a copy of his pension affidavit that he swore out in 1810, Jonah Benedict wrote that after he was captured at Fort Washington, he was ""put aboard of the Prison Ship Gro[s]venor. Lay in the Wallabout [Bay]... Dr. [Saler] Pell was my Doctor; Mrs Greenslate was my nurse... I never been well since I was a prisoner..."" According to his widow's 1838 pension application, Jonah (1741-1811) was eventually transferred to the sugar house on Liberty Street in New York ""until he was permitted to depart or sent away, being then considered at the point of death..."" in April 1777, Jonah ""was carried home to Danbury ... in a horse Litter, he arrived home about two weeks before Danbury was burnt by the British, April 26, 1777, where he partially regained his health..."" (""Jonah Benedict,"" Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, NARA M804) The physician that Jonah Benedict mentions was Saler Pell, who served as surgeon of Bradley's regiment to December 1776 and then as part of the 5th Connecticut until January 1777. (Heitman)Jonah's captain (and uncle), Noble Benedict (1735-1809) was also captured at Fort Washington but due to his rank, was probably not confined to the prison ships or the sugar house. High ranking officers were allowed to find their own quarters within New York City, while lower ranking line officers were paroled to various towns in Brooklyn, where they stayed with farm families until they were exchanged. We are unsure when Noble was exchanged, but his descendants claimed he served until the end of the war. (""Noble Benedict"", Ibid)"

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        Anecdotes africaines depuis l'origine ou la découverte des différents roya EDITION ORIGINALE

      A Paris: Chez Vincent, 1775. Fine. Chez Vincent, A Paris 1775, Pet. et fort in-8 (, viij, 230, 62, 60, 60, 30, 16, 80, 184pp., relié. - first edition. Binding in full mottled brown sheepskin. Back with nerves decorated, castors. As an exhibit in red morocco. A cut in mind, weakening the rotator; lack the lower joint in the head. 2 corners bumped. Outer edge trimmed 3cm. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliure en pleine basane brune marbrée. Dos à nerfs orné, roulettes. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Une coupure en tête, fragilisant la coiffe ; un manque au mors inférieur en tête. 2 coins émoussés. Bordure externe rognée sur 3cm. Chronologie et anecdotes de l'Egypte, de la Barbarie, du Maroc, de l'algérie, de la Tunisie, tripolitaines, Abyssiniennes, de Guinée, du Bénin, d'Angola, du Congo, du Monomotopa, de Monbaze et de Quiloa, des côtes septentrionales et méridionales de l'Afrique. Précieux pour les royaumes africains.  

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        Briefe von (Yorick) Sterne an seine Freunde. Nebst seiner Geschichte eines Ueberrocks + Yoricks Briefe an Elisa (2 Bände in einem gebunden) Aus dem Englischen

      C. E. Bohn, Hamburg 1775 - kl. 8°, OHLdr. der Zeit. Hier 2 Bände zusammen gebunden: VIII + 144 Seiten und XX + 75 Seiten. Am Deckel innen ein Exlibris (Das Alte wahre, fass es an. Jonas Cohn). Deckel berieben. Lederkante unten etwas geplatzt. Gesamt gutes und stockfleckfreies Esemplar 0 S. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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