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        STRICTURES ON A PAMPHLET, ENTITLED, A "FRIENDLY ADDRESS TO ALL REASONABLE AMERICANS, ON THE SUBJECT OF OUR POLITICAL CONFUSIONS." ADDRESSED TO THE PEOPLE OF AMERICA

      [New York: James Rivington], 1775.. [13]-25pp. Modern paper covered boards, printed paper label. Titlepage trimmed a bit close. Very good. In a half morocco and cloth folding case, spine gilt. An odd title, this is the second half only of the Rivington edition of Henry Barry's THE GENERAL ATTACKED BY A SUB-ALTERN, with its own titlepage, of the tract that Barry was responding to, Charles Lee's STRICTURES.... The English-born Lee had a long career in the British army before eventually taking up the American cause. A fiery republican, he served as a general in the Continental Army, rallying troops and readying defenses before eventually clashing with George Washington over strategy. He participated in the pamphlet wars leading up to the Declaration of Independence with the present work, written in response to Loyalist Thomas Bradbury Chandler's FRIENDLY ADDRESS TO ALL REASONABLE AMERICANS. Also published in New York in 1774, Chandler warned the colonists against military or economic measures against British authority. Lee essentially argues that the British forces aren't so tough, and that a disciplined American force can triumph in its righteous cause. Thomas Adams treats this item in two entries of his AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE, saying it was not published separately from Rivington's 1775 edition of Barry, yet it appears that some enterprising booksellers occasionally made it a discreet title. AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE 125, 151b (ref). SABIN 26867. EVANS 13824. NAIP w012383. HOWES L193.

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        A Sermon on the Present Situation of American Affairs. Preached in Christ-Church, June 23, 1775. At the Request of the Officers of the Third Battallion of the City of Philadelphia, and District of Southwark.

      Philadelphia: James Humphreys, junior, 1775. - 8vo., (8 x 5 inches). (A bit browned and spotted throughout). Modern red cloth, the smooth spine lettered in gilt (extremities slightly worn). First edition. Two distinct editions exist, with identical titles, imprints, and collations. In the present edition (Adams 196b) "A sermon on the present situation of American affairs." is printed in four lines. William Smith served as the first provost of the College of Philadelphia (which would become the University of Pennsylvania). "During his long tenure as Penn's first provost, Smith had a significant impact on the early formation of the college which would later be known as the University of Pennsylvania. Although Smith led Anglican services at the College and encouraged discussions of the Bible and religion outside of the classroom, he encouraged students of all faiths to attend and did not include official courses of religion in the curriculum. It was his view that students learned true religion from exposure to pure and truthful teaching. Readings focused on ethics and on deist views of the universe authored by a variety of authors. The quality of Smith's mind was widely recognized. He received honorary D.D. degrees from Oxford and Aberdeen in 1759 and from Dublin in 1763. In 1768 he was elected a member of the American Philosophical Society. "During the Stamp Act crisis and the early years of the American Revolution, Smith favored the broadening of colonial liberties, but decried the tendency to turbulence and upheaval. His printed essays called for caution grounded in colonial self-interest. Because Pennsylvania patriots suspected Smith of Loyalist sympathies, the new state government did not name him either as a trustee or the head of the University of the State of Pennsylvania when they created this institution in 1779. Instead this new institution was headed by John Ewing. Smith remained Provost of a diminished College of Philadelphia until 1791 when the College was united with the University of the State of Pennsylvania to form the University of Pennsylvania. "During the 1780s, Smith moved to Maryland. Here he founded Washington College as a nondenominational college with a curriculum similar to the courses he had instituted at the College of Philadelphia. In 1785 he worked on the American prayerbook. Long involved in ecclesiastical disputes, especially the controversy over whether or not to appoint an American bishop, Smith presided over the 1780 convention that created the new diocese of Maryland. He was elected, but never consecrated as Maryland's first bishop" (University of Pennsylvania Archives). Adams 196b. Evans 14459. Hildeburn 3288. Sabin 84651. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Megan Scauri, M.A., M.L.S., in the Rare Book Department. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Carte du Detroit de la Sonde depuis la Pointe de Winerou jusqu'a l'Isle du Nord

      Paris 1775 - Size : 690x505 (mm), 27.125x19.875 (Inches), Hand Colored

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        Journal of the Resolution's Voyage, In 1772, 1773, 1774, and 1775

      London: F. Newbery, 1775. Octavo, folding frontispiece map and five plates, leaf D2 is a cancel as usual; a very good copy in modern polished light tan calf. First edition, the earliest account of any Antarctic exploration. This is the first full account of Cook's second voyage to have been published, a surreptitious narrative that preceded the official account by some eighteen months.Although published anonymously, this is known to have been the work of John Marra, a Cook regular who was also to be an Australian First Fleeter. As early as September 1775 Cook was aware of the authorship: he had asked the gunner Anderson whether he had written the journal, and Anderson had convinced Marra to come forward. Amazingly, Johann Forster, the controversial naturalist of the second voyage, assisted in getting the book ready for the press (see Kroepelien, 809).The second voyage marked the first crossing of the Antarctic Circle, and Marra's book thus contains 'the first... firsthand account of the Antarctic regions...' (Rosove, Antarctica, 1772-1922). The engravings include the earliest Antarctic landscape, thirty-eight pages of text deal with the Antarctic visit, and the main map shows the passage of Cook's two ships to the high southern latitudes.Although Marra was aboard the Resolution, he also gives an account of the voyage of the Adventure during the period when the two ships were separated, including mention of the time the Adventure spent on the Tasmanian coast. 'A rare work... it contains 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).Marra (sometimes Mara) was an Irish sailor who had first sailed with Cook on the last leg of the Endeavour voyage, joining the crew in Batavia. He twice attempted to jump ship during the second voyage, the second time swimming desperately for shore as the Resolution left Tahiti. This latter unsuccessful attempt at desertion was only lightly punished by Cook, who mused in his journal that any man without 'friends or connections to confine him to any part of the world' could not 'spend his days better than at one of those isles where he can injoy all the necessaries and some of the luxuries of life in ease and Plenty.' (Beaglehole, Journals, II, p. 404). Although Marra protested that he foresaw no career for himself in the Navy, he would go on to be a gunner's mate on HMS Sirius, flagship of the First Fleet. He does not appear to have mended his ways, and is reported as having been 'lost in the bush for three days on the north shore of Port Jackson in November 1789...' (Keith Vincent Smith, Tupaia's Sketchbook). Beaglehole, II, pp. cliii-clv; Beddie, 1270; Davidson, A Book Collector's Notes, p. 60; Hill, 1087; Holmes, 16; Kroepelien, 809; O'Reilly-Reitman, 379; Rosove, 214.A1.a; Spence, 758.

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        Edits ; Lettres patentes ; Déclarations concernant le clergé de France ; De EDITION ORIGINALE

      à Paris: Chez P. G. Simon , 1775. Fine. Chez P. G. Simon , à Paris 1775-1784, In 4 (19x26cm), 733pp., relié. - Réunion de 90 edits, lettres patentes et autres arrêts concernant essentiellement le clergé de France (dons, églises, curés...), et quelques uns sur les règlements de plusieurs collèges.Pleine Basane blonde marbrée d'époque. spine à nerfs richement orné. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Frottements. Mors fendu au mors inférieur en tête. Bon exemplaire.Les édits courrent de l'année 1775 à 1784. le volume a été paginé à la main, une préface ayant été rédigée regroupant l'ensemble des titres du volume en fin d'ouvrage. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Réunion de 90 edits, lettres patentes et autres arrêts concernant essentiellement le clergé de France (dons, églises, curés...), et quelques uns sur les règlements de plusieurs collèges. Reliure en pleine basane blonde marbrée d'époque. Dos à nerfs richement orné. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Frottements. Mors fendu au mors inférieur en tête. Bon exemplaire. Les édits courrent de l'année 1775 à 1784. le volume a été paginé à la main, une préface ayant été rédigée regroupant l'ensemble des titres du volume en fin d'ouvrage.

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        THE HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN INDIANS; Particularly Those Nations adjoining to the Missisippi [sic], East and West Florida, Georgia, South and North Carolina, and Virginia: Account of Origin, Language, Manners, Religious & Civil Customs, Laws [etc.]

      London: Printed for Edward and Charles Dilly, 1775. Complete title as follows: "The History of the American Indians; Particularly Those Nations adjoining to the Missisippi [sic], East and West Florida, Georgia, South and North Carolina, and Virginia: Containing An Account of their Origin, Language, Manners, Religious and Civil Customs, Laws, Forms of Government, Punishments, Conduct in War and Domestic Life, their Habits, Diet, Agriculture, Manufactures, Diseases and Method of Cure, and other Particulars, sufficient to render it A Complete Indian System. With Observations on former Historians, the Conduct of our Colony Governors, Superintendents, Missionaries, &c. Also An Appendix, containing A Description of the Floridas, and the Missisippi Lands, with their Productions--The Benefits of colonising Georgiana, and civilizing the Indians--And the way to make all the Colonies more valuable to the Mother Country. By James Adair, Esquire, A Trader with the Indians, and Resident in their Country for Forty Years." 276 mm x 210 mm. Gilt-ruled, contemporary tree-calf, 5 raised bands with gilt in the compartments, gilt-stamped red leather spine label, marbled endpapers, half-title, folding frontispiece map, pp. [x], 464. An exceptionally clean, very handsome, fresh copy. Sabin 155; Howes A-38: "Best 18th-century English source on the Southern tribes, written by one who traded forty years with them.". First Edition. Full Leather. Near Fine. Quarto.

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        A Remarkable Massachusetts Newspaper published the weeks after "The shot heard round the world" and 11 days before the Battle of Bunker Hill and features a rarely-published attack on Thomas Gage: "?Did they not murder 8 innocent inoffensive men at Lexington, and number more at Concord?" Chock full of content including one Dr. Joseph Warren last letters before Bunker Hill

      Cambridge, June 8, 1775. 9.75" x 15.75". "The June 6, 1775 issue of The New-England Chronicle or Essex Gazette (Cambridge: Samuel and Ebenezer Hall), 4 pages, 9.75"" x 15.75"". Light scattered foxing, partial separations at folds, some reinforced with glassine, else good condition.Page one features a reprint of the second installment of The Crisis, an English newspaper printed from 1775 to 1776 that voiced strong solidarity with the revolutionary movement in America and levelled savage attacks on the character of George III. Likely authored by pamphleteer William Moore and historian Philip Thicknesse, the paper ran through 91 issues through October 1776. The conclusion of the present installment, prior to a lengthy poem, reads: ""His Majesty, his minions, and his instruments of slaughter, are now safe, in robbing the people of their property, by shameful and iniquitous taxes in time of peace; safe in their subversion of the protestant religion; safe and successful in their cruel plan for starving the honest and industrious inhabitants, and destroying the trade of the town of Boston, in America, and the commerce of England; safe so far in their attempt to destroy the lives, rights, liberties, and privileges of millions; I say they are safe, in all these violations of, and depredations on our national security, and natural rights, because we are tame."" The authors, who desired a solution to the colonial problem within the context of the British Empire, were cool to the news of the Declaration of Independence, and ceased publishing the paper soon thereafter.Page two opens with a quite rare and scathing attack on General Thomas Gage, signed in type, ""MASSACHUSETTENSIS,"" the pen name employed by Loyalist Daniel Leonard (1740-1829) in his two year battle of essays with John Adams (who employed the nom de plume of ""NOVANGULS"") written between 1774 and 1775. However this series of essays ceased in April 1775 just as hostilities broke out at Lexington and Concord. The present essay, addressed ""To the perfidious, the truce-breaking, THOMAS GAGE"", appears to have been written by another individual intent on using Leonard's pen name in jest. The attack, which had been printed in Benjamin Edes' Boston Gazette (now printed in Watertown after the publisher fled Boston) on June 5, accuses Gage of a number of crimes, and reads in very small part: ""What original law of nature are you not daily breaking? What bod of civil society are you not dissolving or attempting to dissolve? Is it a crime to commit murder? Is it a crime to steal and plunder? And have you not owned that you attempted to destroy our property? And has it not been proved that by your troops you ravaged our houses? Have not your troops (send with orders to steal, rob and murder) fulfilled as much of your INFERNAL plan as was in your power? ?" Did they not murder 8 innocent inoffensive men at Lexington, and number more at Concord?"" This is a very rare edition of this essay. Beyond its publication in this edition, and the previous day by Edes in Watertown, we have sourced no other editions of this virulent attack on Gage. Page two also notes a list naming the delegates attending the Second Continental Congress, which had convened in Philadelphia on May 10, 1775, less than a month after Lexington and Concord. The list notes that George Washington was attending as a delegate from Virginia. (Of course he arrived in Philadelphia donning in his Virginia regimentals, and on June 15, he would be appointed Commander-in-Chief of the newly-created Continental Army). The third page contains the complete text of a very late letter from Dr. Joseph Warren who would die in action at the Battle of Bunker Hill on June 17, 1775. Dated ""In Provincial Congress, Watertown, June 1, 1775,"" the letter exonerates ""Mr. Stephen Higginson"" for ""Questions asked him before the House of Commons of Great-Britain, &c. beg leave to report --- That they have critically examined that Matter, and are of Opinion , that the Indention of said Higginson in those Answers were friendly to the Inhabitants of Salem and Marblehead, and to the Colonies in general, and that he ought to be honorably acquitted by this Congress, and recommend to the Favor of the Public."" Below Warren's letter are several advertisements in which the subscribers attest their own loyalty to the rebel cause, including the Reverend Samuel Dana who writes from Groton, on May 22, in which he begs forgiveness ""of all such for whatever I have said or done, that had the least Tendency to the Injury of my Country, assuring them that it is my full Purpose... to unite with them, in all those laudable and fit Measures, that have been recommended by the Continental and Provincial Congresses, for the Salvation of this Country..."" Other news on page three include reports of troops assembling in New York preparing to march to Boston; the execution of ""Two tory Negroes"" in Newport, Rhode Island; a report on the festivities in Boston held in honor of the birthday of George III, ""celebrated by the Sons of Tyranny in Boston""; a plan by the New York Provincial Congress to capture the fortresses of Ticonderoga and Crown Point (as well as a similar resolve by the Connecticut Assembly to do the same); and a detailed account of what must have been the first prisoner exchange held between the rebels and the regulars under Thomas Gage. Despite the inflamed passions on both sides, the preliminary meetings between American and British officers prior to the formal exchange, was ""truly cordial and affectionate."" (It must be remembered many of these officers were comrades-in-arms during the French and Indian War). The fourth pages reprints two intercepted letters from the last civilian governor of Massachusetts, Thomas Hutchinson to Francis Bernard, one dating from 1770, soon after the Boston Massacre, in which he berates the likes of Samuel Adams and Joseph Warren and expresses the growing consensus that ""nothing but sharp external force will bring Boston into a state of sue subordination... Until government in England appears to be in earnest, the friends of government dare not shew themselves among us. It is possible when they know they can be supported, they may appear more numerous than the sons of liberty now imagine..."" The second letter, written in March 1773, Hutchinson muses about ways to rid Boston of the town meeting, which he found a continual annoyance: ""Is there any way of compelling Boston to be a corporation by depriving them of their present privileges, and not suffering any acts of the Town? The Charter of New York City might be a good pattern. Can no restraint be laid on the other Towns from acting an any other affairs than such as immediately concern them respectively."""

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        The Present State of the Orkney Islands considered: with an Account of their Situation and Conveniences for Trade, the Improvements they are capable of, etc. The Whole to shew by what Means their Usefulness may be increased. THE ORIGINAL EDITION

      [Holy-Rood House, Edinburgh 1775] Sm. 8vo., First Edition, on laid paper, WANTING TITLE, first leaf browned; attractively bound in twentieth century half calf, marbled boards, back with five flat bands ruled in gilt, second compartment with red leather label lettered in gilt, a very good, bright, crisp copy. This copy comprises 66pp. RARE. Not recorded by Anderson.

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        Scelta di opuscoli interessanti tradotti da varie lingue.

      nella stamperia di Giuseppe Marelli (poi nella Sta 1775 [-1777], In Milano - Frontespizio: Volume primo [-XXXVI]. Trentasei opuscoli in 7 voll. in-12°, pp. 120 con 11 figg. lit. in nero di Cagnoni su 1 tav. rip. in fine + pp. 120 + pp. 120 con 9 figg. lit. in nero di Cagnoni su 1 tav. rip. in fine + pp. 120 + pp. 121 con 4 figg. lit. in nero su 1 tav. rip. in fine + pp. 120 con 2 tavv. rip. in fine di cui 1 carta geogr. b/n eseguita da Cagnoni dei mari di Kamtschatka e Anadire + pp. 120 con 14 figg. lit. in nero su 2 tavv. rip. in fine + pp. 132 con 3 figg. lit. in nero su 1 tav. rip. in fine + pp. 120 con 12 figg. lit. in nero su 1 tav. f.t. + pp. 119 + errata con 5 figg. lit. in nero su 1 tav. rip. f.t. e 8 figg. lit. in nero su 1 tav. rip. in fine + pp. 120 (1) con 1 spartito musicale su 1 tav. rip. in fine + pp. 120 con 8 figg. lit. in nero su 1 tav. rip. in fine + pp. 120 con 3 figg. lit. in nero su 2 tavv. rip. in fine + pp. 120 con 7 figg. lit. in nero su 1 tav. rip. in fine + pp. 120 con 8 figg. lit. in nero su 1 tav. rip. in fine + pp. 131 con 1 tav. b/n rip. in fine + pp. 120 con 8 figg. lit. in nero su 1 tav. rip. in fine + pp. 120 con 9 figg. lit. in nero su 1 tav. rip. in fine + pp. 12 con 2 figg. lit. in nero su 1 tav. rip. in fine + pp. 120 con 2 figg. lit. in nero su 1 tav. rip. in fine + pp. 120 con 2 figg. lit. in nero su 1 tav. rip. in fine + pp. 120 con 4 figg. lit. in nero su 1 tav. rip. in fine + pp. 120 con 1 tav. b/n rip. in fine + pp. 120 + pp. 120 + pp. 120 con 5 figg. lit. in nero di Cagnoni su 1 tav. rip. in fine + pp. 120 con 2 figg. lit. in nero su 1 tav. rip. in fine + pp. 120 + pp. 120 con 7 figg. lit. in nero su 1 tav. rip. in fine + pp. 120 con 1 tav. b/n rip. in fine + pp. 120 con 5 figg. lit. in nero su 1 tav. rip. in fine + pp. 120 con 3 figg. lit. in nero su 1 tav. rip. in fine + pp. 120 con 2 figg. lit. in nero di Ramis su 1 tav. rip. in fine + pp. 20 [i.e. 120] con 13 figg. lit. in nero su 1 tav. rip. in fine e 4 figg. lit. in nero su 1 tav. rip. in fine + pp. 120 con 9 figg. lit. in nero su 1 tav. rip. in fine + pp. 120 con 1 tav. b/n rip. in fine + pp. 120 (12) con 12 figg. lit. in nero su 1 tav. rip. in fine. Segnatura: A-E12 + A-E12 + A-E12 + A-E12 + A-E12 + A-E12 (C5 erroneamente segnata C4) + A-E12 (B2 erroneamente segnata B3) + A-E12 + A-E12 + A-E12 + A-E12 + A-E12 + A-E12 + A-E12 + A-E12 + A-E12 + A-E12 + A-E12 + A-E12 + A-E12 + A-E12 + A-E12 + A-E12 + A-E12 + A-E12 + A-E12 + A-E12 + A-E12 + A-E12 + A-E12 + A-E12 + A-E12 + A-E12 + A-E12 + A-E12 + A-E12 + A-E12. Leg. coeva mz. pelle con tit. oro impresso su tass. bordeaux appl. al ds. e num. degli opuscoli in oro impresso su tass. marrone appl. al ds., fregi tip. oro impressi al ds., piatti in carta marmorizzata marrone, tagli a spruzzo blu, vignetta a ogni frontespizio, capilettera e finalini xil. Arrossature e fioriture maggiormente evidenti al taglio inf. alle prime 120 pp. del vol. 1, etichetta di antica bibl. privata appl. al piede sup. dei ds., lavori di tarlo alle sguardie di qualche vol., mancanza al taglio intermedio delle pp. 97-100 dell’opuscolo 6 senza perdita di testo, bruniture evidenti all’opuscolo 15, alone di umidità alla cerniera dell’opuscolo 21, lavoro di tarlo alla tav. dell’opuscolo 22 con minima perdita, lavoro di tarlo al frontespizio dell’opuscolo 23 senza perdita di testo e a p. 115 dell’opuscolo 26 con perdita di testo, lavoro di tarlo al margine interno da p. 98 alla tav. finale dell’opuscolo 34 con perdita di testo e dal frontespizio a p. 5 dell’opuscolo 35 senza perdita di testo.

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        Tre Sonate E Una Toccata Per Il Cimbalo... Prix 4 [livre sign]... A[vec] P[rivilege] D[u] R[oi]. Faisant partie des 4 Saisons

      Paris: l'Editeur... Bignon. [July 1775]. Large oblong octavo. Early pink mottled wrappers. [i] (title), 2-9, [10] (blank), 11-24 pp. Engraved. From the collection of André Meyer, Paris. Some staining and creasing to title, small hole to blank margin, small portion of upper outer corner lacking; lower margin trimmed to platemark throughout. . First Edition, first issue. Rare. RISM P2216 (3 copies, all in the Bibliothèque nationale, Paris). Lesure p. 498. One of the few publications of Piccinni's original keyboard music. The Meyer collection, formed over a period of some 75 years, was one of the most important collections of printed music, musical autographs, and books on music of the 20th century.

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        M. Johann Gottlieb Volkelts .. gesammlete Nachrichten von Schlesischen Bergwerken.

      Breßlau und Leipzig, Gutsch, 1775.. Titel mit gestochener Vignette. 272 Seiten. Pappband der Zeit.. VD18 13607588. Erste und einzige Ausgabe. - Etwas bestoßen, Einbandrücken beschabt. Leicht gebräunt, gering fleckig.

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        Tre Sonate E Una Toccata Per Il Cimbalo... Prix 4 [livre sign]... A[vec] P[rivilege] D[u] R[oi]. Faisant partie des 4 Saisons

      Paris: l'Editeur... Bignon. [July 1775]. Large oblong octavo. Early pink mottled wrappers. [i] (title), 2-9, [10] (blank), 11-24 pp. Engraved. From the collection of André Meyer, Paris. Some staining and creasing to title, small hole to blank margin, small portion of upper outer corner lacking; lower margin trimmed to platemark throughout. . First Edition, first issue. Rare. RISM P2216 (3 copies, all in the Bibliothèque nationale, Paris). Lesure p. 498. One of the few publications of Piccinni's original keyboard music. The Meyer collection, formed over a period of some 75 years, was one of the most important collections of printed music, musical autographs, and books on music of the 20th century.

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        Anfangsgründe der systematischen und praktischen Mineralogie [...].

      Prag, Wolfgang Gerle, 1775.. (14), X, 192 SS. Halblederband der Zeit mit goldgepr. baluem Rückenschildchen. Dreiseitiger gesprenkelter Rotschnitt. 8vo.. Erste deutsche Ausgabe, aus dem Lateinischen von Karl Frhr. von Meidinger. G. A. Scopoli (1723-88) war Professor der Chemie und Botanik zu Pavia (vgl. DSB XII, 558). - Stellenweise gering fleckig; im ganzen wohlerhalten. - Nicht bei Engelmann (Bibl. hist.-nat.).

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        The Rivals A Comedy

      London: Printed for John Wilkie, 1775. First edition, second issue, with page 79 correctly numbered. With half-title. x, [vi], 100 pp. 1 vols. 8vo (21 x 13.5 cm). Later wrappers. Fine. Laid in green cloth drop box. Bookplate. First edition, second issue, with page 79 correctly numbered. With half-title. x, [vi], 100 pp. 1 vols. 8vo (21 x 13.5 cm). 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; NCBEL II, 818

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        La cuisiniere bourgeoise : suivie de l'office, a l'usage de tous ceux qui se mêlent de dépenses de Maisons : contenant la maniere de disséquer, connoître & servir toutes fortes de Viandes ... Nouvelle édition, augmentée de plausieurs apprêts qui sont marqués par une Etoile

      Paris: Chez Guillyn, 1775. Duodecimo, xxiv, 528 pages. 7th edition. The author of one of the most widely distributed and influential cookbooks of the 18th century remains a mystery. "The first book to appear in France directed specifically to female cooks was Menon's Cuisinière Bourgeoise." (Barbara Wheaton, Savoring the Past, page 98). Changes in techniques and also in the overall flavor profiles of the food were changing. "In the hundred years since La Varenne, the advances made in drafting recipes were considerable. Menon's instructions are detailed and he has a wide variety of technical terms such as braiser and blanchir at his command. A recipe is no longer a sketchy expression of ideas but is well on its way to the precise blueprint we expect today" (Willan, Great Cooks and their Recipes, page 90). "Menon, in the generation before the French Revolution, was relatively sparing in his use of spices other than nutmeg, pepper and ginger, in line with the taste of the times, and he did give a minimum of indications, a feature which makes his book remarkably modern" (Toussaint-Samat, History of Food, page 535). Some light foxing throughout, otherwise very near fine, and untrimmed, in publisher's original boards with paper spine label (now faded). Bit of abrasion to spine edges. Overall a remarkable copy, in original state. With the bookplate of the Sontheimer Foundation. Carl Sontheimer was a culinary book collector and the inventor of the Cuisinart. [Bitting page 320; Cagle 336; Oberlé 119; Simon 1038-39; Vicaire 325-38].

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

      Philadelphia: Printed and sold by William and Thomas Bradford..., 1775.. iv,239pp. 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. HOWES J264. EVANS 14569. HEITMAN, p.468.

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        Lectures on the art of reading

      printed for J. Dodsley, Pall-Mall; J. Wilkie, St. Paul’s Church-Yard; E. and C. Dilly, in the Poultry; and T. Davies, Russel-Street, Covent-Garden, MDCCLXXV, London 1775 - First Edition, in two parts (volumes): Part I. The art of reading prose. Part II. The art of reading verse. 8vo: xii,392; [4, including Errata],411,[1, publisher's advertisement]pp. Beautifully bound by Fitterer in marble paper covered boards, printed paper labels on spines. A superb set, clean, bright, and free of foxing. Lowndes 2380. Sheridan was an Irish stage actor, educator (and incidentally, godson of Jonathan Swift and father of the playwright Richard Brinsley Sheridan), as well as a major proponent of the elocution movement. In Western classical rhetoric, elocution was one of the five core disciplines of pronunciation, which was the art of delivering speeches. It emerged as a formal discipline during the eighteenth century. Sheridan's lectures on the subject, collected in Lectures on Elocution (1762) and Lectures on Reading (1775), provided directions for marking and reading aloud passages from literature. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Delle ornatrici, e de' loro uffizj, ed insieme della superstizione de' gentili nella chioma; e della cultura della medesima presso le antiche donne romane

      Nella Stamperia di Giovanni Gravier, Napoli 1775 - In-4 (275x195 mm.), pp. (2), X, 179, (1, di errata), 82 incisioni calcogr. n.t. Leg. coeva in mz. pelle con titolo su tassello al dorso, tagli in bleu. Qualche leggero alone su poche carte. Rara monografia su storia e costume delle chiome femminili. Bibliogr.: Cicognara 1667: «opera erudita». DB, It. LX, 456. Lipperheide 231. Colas 1346: «livre intéressant pour l'histoire de la coiffure des dames romaines». [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La pharmacie rustique ou Representation exacte de l'interieur de la Chambre, ou Michel Schuppach connu sour le nom dou Medicin de la Montaagne, tient ses Consultations

      Basel / Paris C. v. Mechel & Basan & Poignant, 1775.. Kupferstich nach G. Locher, Original engraving. Auf Karton aufgezogen. Mounted on cardboard. Im Textbereich mit Randschäden und kleinen Textverlusten sowie mit drei kleinen Einrissen, die kaum sichtbar bis in die Abbildung reichen.. Very rare engraving of the Swiss based pharmacy in Langnau near Bern, showing Michel Schuppach in front of a noble society. Below the french text.

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        COLLECTION COMPLETE DES OEUVRES Avec figures en taille-douce. Nouvelle edition, soigneusement revue & corrigée.

      Neuchatel, Fauche, 1775. In-16 gr. (mm. 184x110), 11 volumi, p. pelle bazana coeva, dorso a cordoni con decoraz. e tit. oro su due tasselli (solo 2 voll. con piccola manc.), tagli rossi, molto ben illustrati da: un ritratto dell'autore, 22 belle tavv. inc. in rame (incluse 4 antip.) di cui 13 per la "Nouvelle Eloise" e 5 per "Emile", e con 13 tavv. di note musicali, più volte ripieg., che accompagnano il "Dictionnaire de Musique". Cfr. Dufour,II,387: "Reproduction de l'édition de Rey, Amsterdam, 1769: une des premières éditions collectives publiées du vivant de l'auteur". Solo 1 antiporta arross.; lievi arross. interc. nel t. in 7 voll. ma complessivam. esempl. ben conservato, con bell'ex libris nobiliare.

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        AN ESSAY ON THE ORIGINAL GENIUS AND WRITINGS OF HOMER: With a Comparative View of the Ancient and Present State of the Troade.; Illustrated with Engravings

      Printed by H. Hughs: for T. Payne & P. Elmsly, London 1775 - pp: xv, (i) Directions to Binder, 342; set by hand in a large typeface and printed on large paper. Frontispiece portrait of Homer, title-page vignette, folding map of Troy, two single-plate views of ruined bridges, folding view of ruins near Troja Nova, tailpiece vignette. Bound in old tree-calf, gilt tooled spine and dentelles, red leather label; joints broken, old book tape at gutters of marbled endpapers; contents clean and complete. 12" x 9.5" [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les Saisons, poëme

      Seventh edition, illustrated with a frontispiece, a jewel on the title and 4 figures by Moreau the Younger, 4 delicious vignettes by Choffard for The Seasons, and 2 figures of Moreau the Younger for Tales, Poems and fugitive Eastern Fables.Binding nineteenth full blue morocco night. Back with five nerves decorated with florets countryside (vines, wheat and sickle, game and hunting horn ...) and gilded boxes. Triple net and golden geometric lace framing boards. Large gold lace framing of paper contreplats to the tank and bookplates. s.n. Paris 1775 xxxvj (1p.) 38-467pp. (1f. errata) relié

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        TA., Marktplatz mit dem Rathaus, "Prospect des neuen Bronen bey dem Rathaus ... - Vue de la Fontaine ..".

      . altkol. Kupferstich ( Guckkasten ) v. B.F. Leizel n. Rouseaux b. Acad. Imp. in Augsburg, um 1775, 25,5 x 39. Collection des Prospects. - Bis auf ein paar Flecken ( links oben ) ein schönes Exemplar.

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        Il Cuoco Piemontese perfezionato a Parigi che insegna con facil metodo a cucinare qualunque sorta di vivande, sì in grasso, che in magro, di nuovo gusto: ed avvisi sopra la bontà, e scelta d'ogni cosa appartenente alla Cucina; proseguito dal Pasticciere, e Confetturiere. Coi doveri del Mastro di Casa, le minute per le quattro Stagioni; la spiegazione di varj utensili necessarj a tal'arte, e la maniera di trinciare pulitamente le carni.

      appresso Beltramo Antonio Re,, in Torino, 1775 - In-12° (164x92mm), pp. 467, (3), legatura coeva p. pelle marrone marmorizzata con titolo e fregi floreali e vegetali in oro su dorso a nervetti. Vignetta xilografica al titolo. Tra le pp. 32-33, una tavola incisa su rame più volte ripiegata, impressa al recto con la raffigurazione di una tavola di 26 coperti servita a 29 e, al verso, con la raffigurazione di una tavola di 18 coperti servita a 13. Alcune annotazioni a matita e a pennino. Sparse bruniture e aloni. Seconda edizione (la prima è del 1766) di importante ricettario contenente tutte le ricette classiche della cucina piemontese, il cui scopo fu quello di adattare i metodi di cucina francesi all'utilizzo di ingredienti italiani, il primo effetto del riflusso della cultura gastronomica francese su quella autoctona. L'anonimo autore, mai identificato, fornisce centinaia di ricette per zuppe, primi piatti, piatti di carne (di bue, vitello, maiale, montone, agnello, pollame, selvaggina) di pesce (per il mancato sbocco al mare del Piemonte, il pesce venne timidamente introdotto nella cucina piemontese d'importazione), legumi, insalate, uova, formaggi, frutta, dolci, prosciutti e salumi, sciroppi, dando altresì indicazioni sulle modalità di tagliare le carni, di servire i cibi a tavola nel modo più appropriato, etc. Da notare l'assenza della polenta, allora cibo esclusivamente contadino o comunque riservato alla popolazione dei più umili strati sociali. L'opera fu molte volte riedita, anche con vari adattamenti più o meno liberi del testo e dei contenuti originari, ancora nel secolo decimonono, ed è stata oggetto, nel Novecento, a motivo della sua rarità, di alcune ristampe anastatiche. "La cucina non è altro che l'arte d'impiegare le produzioni della natura, per prepararne un nutrimento sano, e piacevoleall'uomo. Ecco ciò che io ho avuto per oggetto in comporre il presente Libro. Ho procurato di schivare la grande spesa, e di adattarmi ad un metodo semplice, e proprio lasciando in disparte ciò, che pareva fatto solamente per le cucine de' più opulenti; se il gusto vi perde alcuna cosa, la sanità all'incontro ne riceverà un notabile giovamento. Sovvengavi che questo Libro non esce da un Accademia, ma bensì da una Cucina; non propongo regole di ben dire, ma di ben condire. Vivete felici". Vicaire, "Bibliographie gastronomique", 899. Westbury, pp. 69-70. Bitting, "Gastronomic Bibliography", 540: "The work is the adaptation of French methods in Italian ingredients, and is comprehensive in its scope". Catalogo B.I.N.G., I, n. 633. Paleari Henssler, I, p. 230. N.U.C., Suppl. 715, 221. Mussa, Les Livres Precieux, XVI. Non in Manno, Melzi, Cagle, Maggs, OCLC, Simon. Una sola copia in biblioteche piemontesi, alla Reale di Torino. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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

      The Author and J. Murray; The Author and Debrett and Boosey 1775; 1797, Edinburgh and London - xlviii, 263; ii, 184pp. The first works is signed by the author on verso of title page; and contains a list of subscribers. Language: eng G+ : in Good condition plus. Cover lightly rubbed Half leather marbled board cover [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        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. Ldr. d. Zt. mit reicher 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 leicht beschabt. Innen sauber und schön.

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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 Complete Angler to which are prefixed The Lives of the Authors

      London: Printed for John and Francis Rivington, (No 62), 1775. The Third Hawkins edition. Illustrated with 15 engravings. lxxviii, [ii], 303; 128, [8. index] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Bound in late nineteenth century green morocco, gilt spine, and marbled boards, t.e.g. Fine. Bookplate of Albert R. Ledoux. With note on inserted blank, "this copy of Sir John Hawkin's edition of Walton and Cotton's Angler was the late Sir Wm. Boothby's and bought at the sale of his effects at Ashbourne Hall in Nov. 10, 1847 by Fredrk Crewe and by him presented to John Halmarack with best regards FC." And with an 1890 presentation on a preceding leaf, from Martha Halmarack to Thomas Daltry (his bookplate). Handsome copy. Westwood & Satchell, p. 222-3; Coigney 12; Oliver 12

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        Voyage au Pole Boréal, fait en 1773, par ordre du Roi d' Angleterre

      chez Saillant & Nyon - Pissot 1775 Voyage au Pole Boréal, fait en 1773, par ordre du Roi d' Angleterre, par Constantin - Jean Phipps. Traduit de l' anglois. Paris, chez Saillant & Nyon - Pissot, 1775. Prima edizione. In - 4°, piena pelle coeva, dorso a 5 nervi con fregi floreali e filetti in oro sui piani. xii, 259, (3) pp. e 12 tavole incise in rame da De la Gardette ripiegate f.t. comprendenti 3 carte geografiche, 4 vedute di paesaggi polari e varie figure di animali, strumenti nautici e macchine idrauliche. Boucher de la Riharderie, I, pp. 374 - 75. Chavanne, Liter. uber d. Polar - Regionen, 1943. Cox, II, p. 19: >

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        Abhandlung von der Geodäsie oder dem praktischen Feldmessen, darinnen verschiedne neue Instrumente beschrieben, und neue Vortheile vorgetragen werden, wodurch die Arbeit entweder erleichtert, oder sicherer und genauer wird.

      Ingolstadt und Augsburg, Crätz, 1775. - Gr. 8°. (16) 387 S. Mit 5 gefalteten Kupfertafeln. Pappband der Zeit. Erste Ausgabe. - Helfenzrieder (1724-1803) war Professor für Mathematik in Dillingen und an der Universität von Ingolstadt, "wo er durch seine Thätigkeit und seinen Erfindungsgeist im mathematischen und technologischen Fache Vieles nüzte" (Bader, Das gelehrte Baiern). - Exlibris. Stellenweise leicht gebräunt. Einige Blätter mit kleinen Wurmgängen im Rand. Einband etwas angeschmutzt und bestoßen. Insgesamt gut erhalten. - Poggendorff I, 1054 (gibt fälschlich 1776 an) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        An Answer to a Pamphlet, entitled Taxation no Tyranny. Addressed to the Author, and to Persons in Power

      London: Printed for J. Almon, 1775. First edition. Pp. [3]-63; possibly lacking half-title. 1 vols. 8vo. Red morocco-backed purple cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Rubbed, some light spotting. Bookplate of John Carter Brown, ex-library with stamp on verso of title, else very good. Responding to Johnson In answer to Johnson's Taxation No Tyranny...", the anonymous author writes: "The very title of your pamphlet is delusion. No man has ever said that taxation is, in itself, tyranny; nor will you say, that it may not become so, by abuse, or by want of authority in the imposers of it.". Adams "American Controversy" 75-5; Courtney, p. 126; Sabin 1657

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      [Riddagshausen], [30. I. 1775]. - ½ S. auf Doppelblatt. 4to. An den Senior Himstadt in Riddaxhausen: "Ich hoffe der Cantor werde sich besonnen haben, und seine sehr unanständige Aufführung erkennen, daß er sich meiner Verordnung sich nicht ferner wiedersetze und auch das Ansehen des jedesmaligen Senioris [.] gebührend erkenne". - J. F. W. Jerusalem war Hofprediger und Erzieher des Erbprinzen Karl Wilhelm Ferdinand und wurde 1752 Abt des Klosters Riddagshausen. Das Schicksal seines Sohnes Karl Wilhelm, der 1772 freiwillig aus dem Leben schied, diente Goethe als Vorlage für seinen Roman "Die Leiden des jungen Werthers". - Gering fleckig.

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        Ordo Chaldaicus ministerii sacramentorum sanctorum quae perficiuntur a sacerdotibus juxta morem Ecclesiae Malabaricae. Taksa kaldja. Rom, Sacra Congregatio de Propaganda Fide 1845. 8°. 196 S., mit Holzschn.-Titelvignette, marm. Pbd. d. 20. Jhts.

      . . Nachdruck des erstmals 1775 erschienen Werkes.- Seltener Druck in roten u. schwarzen syrischen Typen.- Mit Doppeltitel in lat. u. syrischer Sprache.- Für den Gebrauch der altorientalischen Kirche in Indien, die den Thomas-Christen zuzuordnen ist und die die westsyrische Lithurgie übernommen hatte.- Unbeschnitten, tls. leicht stockfl.# Very rare print from Rome in Syriac, for the use of the Malabar Uniats.- Later marbled boards; (2), 99, (1 blank) ll. Text printed in red and black. A nice uncut copy.- Firstly issued in 1775 by the Propaganda Fide, this Syriac Ordo is nicely printed with Estranghelo characters. The Catholics of Malabar in southwestern India gradually passed from Nestorianism to Catholicism after the arrival of the Portuguese. They adopted the rites of the Oriental Church, also called Chaldean.

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        Le jeu de la Chouette, amusant et récréatif très facile à jouer comme il est expliqué ci-dessous.

      Paris, Basset 1775 - D'Allemagne, pag. 205: Le noble jeu de l’oie en France, de 1640 à 1950. - Jeu de damier, gravure sur cuivre, en coloris. En quatre parties monté sur percaline. - Ein seltenes, frühes französisches Brett-Würfelspiel, auf deutsch Spiel der Eule , mit sechs nach innen laufenden konzentrischen Kreisen; diese sind mit Symbol-Feldern unterteilt, welche für die Spieler verschiedene lustige Aufgaben beinhalten, im äußeren Feldkreis sind sechs Felder mit Eulen-Darstellungen. In der Spielfeld-Mitte kreisförmig ein Bild mit einer Hand, welches ein Füllhorn mit Goldstücken ausschüttet, daneben sitzt eine Eule als Wächter. Das runde Spielfeld wird umkränzt und verziert von Weinstöcken. Die ebenfalls gravierte Spielregel ist eingerahmt als Postament für dieses Brettspiel. - In bester und sauberer Erhaltung Spielplan in originalkolor. Kupferstich in Umrissmanier In 4 Teilen auf Leinen aufgezogen, 56,5 x 44,5 cm [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Description des Royaulmes d'Angleterre et d'Escosse; Histoire de l'Entrée de la Reyne Mère dans la Grande Bretagne.

      London: Re-printed by W. Bowyer and J. Nichols for T. Payne and W. Brown, 1775 - Quarto (260 x 216 mm). Contemporary tan quarter calf, red morocco label, raised bands ruled in gilt, marbled paper sides. Armorial bookplate of Westport House on the front pastedown. Boards rubbed and bumped at corners, heavily so at bottom corners and with some surface loss, spine ends chipped, gilt bright, front and rear hinges just starting, light foxing, chiefly to endpapers and early leaves, plate with light offsetting and small closed tear to its hinge, not affecting the image. An excellent copy. Illustrated with one large folding engraved plate (79.5 x 31.8 cm) entitled Entrée royalle de la reyne mère du roy très chréstien dans la ville de Londres which depicts Mary de Medici's cortege filing past an Eleanor cross in 1639, providing us with a rare glimpse of a London street before the fire of 1666. First compiled edition. This volume, prefaced in English, contains two French travellers' accounts of their visit to the Kingdoms of England and Scotland in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries: "The two pieces here offered to the public contain the idea which some of our neighbours formed of us in the two last centuries. The physician, in the sixteenth century, thinks he cannot set us in too contemptible a light, and with the true vanity of his nation, delivers into the hands of his master, not only this little island, but the whole world. The historiographer, in the seventeenth, flatters us a little more, but his picture of us is only a back-ground to set off his mistress [.]"(Preface). The first text, written by physician and geographer Estienne Perlin was originally published in Paris by François Trepeau in 1558. The second text, by Jean Puget de la Serre (1600-1665), an essayist and playwright, was first published in London in 1639 by George Thomason and Octavien Pullen.

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        Histoire philosophique et politique des établissements & du commerce des Européens dans les deux Indes. A Geneve. Chez les Libraires Associés. 1775.

      - 4 volumes in-4° relié plein veau raciné, dos à nerfs, pièce de titre et de tomaison verte, 3 f. nchf (faux-titre, titre, portrait frontispice par Legrand d'après Cochin, VIII + 1 grande carte dépliante, 719 p. - 2 f. nchf. + 2 cartes et VIII + 662 p. - 2 f. nchf. + VIII + 1 carte + 658 p. - 2 f. nchf + 28 p. + 50 cartes et 23 tableaux dépliants. 4 vignettes. Nous n'avons pas trouvé trace des 7 figures hors-texte qui devraient figurer dans cette édition elles n'ont pas été découpées. Hormis quelques mouillures claires marginales éparses et peu présentes, quelques légèrement roussies très beaux exemplaires. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Description des Royaulmes d'Angleterre et d'Escosse; Histoire de l'Entrée de la Reyne Mère dans la Grande Bretagne

      London: Re-printed by W. Bowyer and J. Nichols for T. Payne and W. Brown,, 1775. Quarto (260 x 216 mm). Contemporary tan quarter calf, red morocco label, raised bands ruled in gilt, marbled paper sides. Illustrated with one large folding engraved plate (79.5 x 31.8 cm) entitled Entrée royalle de la reyne mère du roy très chréstien dans la ville de Londres which depicts Mary de Medici's cortege filing past an Eleanor cross in 1639, providing us with a rare glimpse of a London street before the fire of 1666. Armorial bookplate of Westport House on the front pastedown. Boards rubbed and bumped at corners, heavily so at bottom corners and with some surface loss, spine ends chipped, gilt bright, front and rear hinges just starting, light foxing, chiefly to endpapers and early leaves, plate with light offsetting and small closed tear to its hinge, not affecting the image. An excellent copy. First compiled edition. This volume, prefaced in English, contains two French travellers' accounts of their visit to the Kingdoms of England and Scotland in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries: "The two pieces here offered to the public contain the idea which some of our neighbours formed of us in the two last centuries. The physician, in the sixteenth century, thinks he cannot set us in too contemptible a light, and with the true vanity of his nation, delivers into the hands of his master, not only this little island, but the whole world. The historiographer, in the seventeenth, flatters us a little more, but his picture of us is only a back-ground to set off his mistress [...]"(Preface). The first text, written by physician and geographer Estienne Perlin was originally published in Paris by François Trepeau in 1558. The second text, by Jean Puget de la Serre (1600-1665), an essayist and playwright, was first published in London in 1639 by George Thomason and Octavien Pullen.

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        The Illustrious and Renowned HISTORY OF THE SEVEN CHAMPIONS OF CHRISTENDOM. In Three Parts. Containing their Honourable Births, Victories, and Noble Achievements by Sea and Land, in divers strange Countries: Their Combats with giants, Monsters, &c. Wonderful Adventures, Fortunes and Misfortunes, in Desarts, Wildernesses, and Inchanted Castles: Their Conquests of Empires and Kingdoms, relieving distressed Ladies, with their faithful Love to them: The Honour they won in Tilts and Tournaments, and Success against the Enemies of Christendom. Also, with Heroic Adventures of St, George's Three Sons. And the Manner of their Untimely Deaths: Also how they came to be stiled Saints, and Champions of Christendom. The Tenth Edition.

      156 pages. Recto of frontis is a book-list; wood-engraved frontispiece, and 39 wood-engravings within the text, of which many are repeats. Original hessian-covered boards. 12mo. Small piece list from fore-edge of title with slight loss of final letters there and on the verso; head and heel of spine worn; ownership details on endpaper; else very good.

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        Manual da Semana Santa para os Officios Ecclesiasticos, que se celebrao nas Horas Matutinas

      Manual da Semana Santa para os Officios Ecclesiasticos, que se celebrao nas Horas Matutinas dos veneraveis Dias de Domingo, De Ramos, quinta feira Santa, e sesta feira da Paixao. Traduzides no idioma Portuguez. Para espirtual consolçao, e proveitosa intelligencia dos que ignorao a Lingua Latina... Ajuntao - se algumas oraçoes para antes, e depois dos Santos Sacramentos da Penitencia, e Eucarestia, e para visitar devotamente as Igrejas... Por Fr. Francisco de Jesus Maria Sarmento. Lisboa na Regia Officina Typografica, anno 1775. In - 12°, bellissima legatura in piena pelle coeva, dorso a nervi, piani artisticamente decorati in oro, taglio dorato. 1 f. bianci, 261, 2 ff. bianchi. Graziosa edizione molto rara in lingua portoghese.

      [Bookseller: Brighenti libri esauriti e rari]
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        OBSERVATIONS HISTORICAL, CRITICAL, AND MEDICAL, ON THE WINES OF THE ANCIENTS AND THE ANALOGY BETWEEN THEM SAND MODERN WINES. With General Observations on the Principles and Qualities of Water, and in particular those of Bath.

      FIRST EDITION 1775, 4to, approximately 270 x 220 mm, 10½ x 8½ inches, frontispiece of Thermopolium engraved by Isaac Taylor, 2 small circular engravings on title page also by Taylor showing ancient wine - making, pages: xii, 1 - 479, (1 - errata and Directions to the Binder), the description of the frontispiece (which is headed "Frontispiece") is on page 161 and the binder was directed to place it between 160 and 161 where it is sometimes found. Bound in full calf, modern reback, gilt rules between raised bands, early gilt titled red morocco label, original endpapers, large engraved armorial bookplate of Hugh Robert Hughes of Kimmel, Co. Denbigh, small library label to top of first pastedown. Covers rubbed and scuffed with slight loss of leather to corners with board showing, slight shelf wear to edges, faint offsetting to title page from frontispiece, pale age - browning and foxing to title page and frontispiece, edges of endpapers, a few top edges, Errata and pastedowns lightly browned, occasional small mark in margins, several pages have a tiny nick to top edge, 1 lower corner missing, not affecting text, looks like a paper fault, otherwise a very good clean sturdy copy. "This is the earliest major work in English on the wines of the Ancients, and the first book in English that discusses modern wines.... The most interesting part ... is the 57 page appendix that deals with modern wines". See James M. Gabler, Wine into Words, A History and Bibliography of Wine books in the English Language, page 22, G12120. The Appendix briefly discusses Champagne and wines of Burgundy, Portugal, Madeira, Canaries, Spain, Germany, Tokay. Chapter X page 207 - 231 examines the Principles and Qualities of Bath Waters, Chapters XI and XII, pages 232 - 354 concern the convivial entertainments and the evening suppers of the ancients. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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        A TREATISE ON FOREST-TREES

      Printed for R. Fleming, and sold by the Author, by J. Murray.and other Booksellers in Great Britain., London 1775 - Pp. 4, xlviii, 259, 5 [of which 3pp postscript]; engraved title page, letterpress title page. Contemporary full calf binding with an old reback, worn and rubbed but joints repaired and now strong. Contents very good and tight, occasional spotting and a browing, but generally very clean; wide margins. A good copy, complete with the engraved title page. Size: 4to [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: LOE BOOKS]
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        A Treatise on Forest-Trees

      Edinburgh: J Murray 1775 - Large hb ediiton in quarter brown leather with 5 raised bands, gilt lined & with gilt title on red leather panel to spine & marbled boards. Small neat previous owner inscription on title page & attractive bookplate on fep of 'William Caulfield'. Wear to cover with some marble peeled away, occassional annotations inside & some ink blots on blank rear page but still a tight copy of 259pp. plus postscript & with an introductory address to His Grace Henry Duke of Buccleugh (Earl of Dalkieth and Doncaster) Size: 8.5 x 10.75"

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        AN ESSAY ON THE ORIGINAL GENIUS AND WRITINGS OF HOMER: With a Comparative View of the Ancient and Present State of the Troade.; Illustrated with Engravings

      London: Printed by H. Hughs: for T. Payne & P. Elmsly, 1775. First Edition. Full Calf. Good. pp: xv, (i) Directions to Binder, 342; set by hand in a large typeface and printed on large paper. Frontispiece portrait of Homer, title-page vignette, folding map of Troy, two single-plate views of ruined bridges, folding view of ruins near Troja Nova, tailpiece vignette. Bound in old tree-calf, gilt tooled spine and dentelles, red leather label; joints broken, old book tape at gutters of marbled endpapers; contents clean and complete. 12" x 9.5"

      [Bookseller: R & A Petrilla]
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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 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Rural Improvements: or, Essays on the most Rational Methods of Improving Estates; accommodated to the Soil, Climate, and Circumstances of England (.). By a Land Owner.

      - London, J. Dodsley, 1775. In-8, plein veau raciné de l'époque, dos lisse orné d'un décor de filets, palettes et fers spéciaux dorés (quelques épidermures et petits accrocs de cuir), contemporary marbled calf, spine elaborately decorated in gilt in compartments, lettered in gilt (some schuffing and abrasions on the boards), xvi, 528, xv, (1) p. First edition. Though largely devoted to agricultural economy, the work, as indicated in the title, contains thoughts on the poor and the poor laws with a chapter entitled "Of the Poor laws. Amendments proposed" and "Of Population". (For this first edition: Goldsmiths, 11249. For the second edition in the same year: Higgs 6207. Kress, 7183). A very fine copy in contemporary calf, well margined, crisp and clean. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie HATCHUEL]
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