The viaLibri website requires cookies to work properly. You can find more information in our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Displayed below are some selected recent viaLibri matches for books published in 1775

        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.

      [Bookseller: J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC]
 1.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        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.).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
 2.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        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

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
 3.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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].

      [Bookseller: Rabelais - Fine Books on Food & Drink]
 4.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
 5.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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]

      [Bookseller: Fine Editions Ltd]
 6.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        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]

      [Bookseller: AU SOLEIL D'OR Studio Bibliografico]
 7.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: J.J. Heckenhauer e.K .]
 8.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Malavasi sas]
 9.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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]

      [Bookseller: R & A Petrilla, Booksellers & Appraisers]
 10.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
 11.   Check availability:     Direct From Bookseller     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
 12.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        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]

      [Bookseller: Gilibert Libreria Antiquaria (ILAB-LILA)]
 13.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        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]

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
 14.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
 15.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        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. .

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
 16.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        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

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
 17.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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: >

      [Bookseller: Brighenti libri esauriti e rari]
 18.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


        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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Gerhard Gruber]
 19.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  


        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

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
 20.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
 21.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Johannes Müller]
 22.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        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]

      [Bookseller: Buch & Kunst Antiquariat Flotow GmbH]
 23.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
 24.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        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]

      [Bookseller: Mesnard - Comptoir du Livre Ancien]
 25.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
 26.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
 27.   Check availability:     Direct From Bookseller     Link/Print  


        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]
 28.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


        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.]
 29.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


        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]
 30.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        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"

      [Bookseller: Berwyn Books]
 31.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        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]
 32.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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]
 33.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland

      London: Printed for W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1775. First edition, first issue, with 12-line errata. D8 and U4 are cancels. 1 vols. 8vo. Contemporary tree calf, marbled endpapers, early rebacking preserving original spine. Joints a bit tender, title and text lightly spotted. The scarce first printing. "I had desired to visit the Hebrides ... and was ... induced to undertake the journey, by finding in Mr. Boswell a companion ... " Though Johnson's name does not appear on the title page, the opening sentence left no doubt in the minds of his earliest readers who the author was.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
 34.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  


        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]
 35.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        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: Printed and sold by E. Russell, [1775].. [16]pp. 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. EVANS 14062. DRAKE 3255. NAIP w036453.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
 36.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Bibliotheca Askeviana. Sive Catalogus Librorum Rarissimorum Antonii Askew, M.D. quorum auctio fiet apud S. Baker & G. Leigh

      London: Sotheby's (i.e. Baker & Leigh), 13 February, 1775, 1775. 8vo. Recent three-quarter calf antique, edges uncut. vi, 149 pp. Ruled in red throughout. 3570 (+2 "Marmora Antiqua") lots. With all prices realized and many buyers' names in contemporary MS. Severe stain on outer margin of title-page, extending through about half of the text, otherwise in good antiquarian condition Sale catalogue of Dr. Askew's library, priced throughout, and with many buyers' names appearing in the margins. "The best, rarest and most valuable Collection of Greek and Latin Books that were ever sold in England" (preface to the 1775 catalogue; a second sale of MSS was held ten years later). As De Ricci, in a useful amalgam of W.Y. Fletcher and DNB, wrote: "Another great collector was Dr. Anthony Askew (1722-1772), who travelled on the Continent and whose achievements in the medical field are quite eclipsed by his proficiency as a classical scholar. As a book-collector, he attempted to secure a complete series of all the Greek classics ever published; he purchased privately R. Mead's Greek manuscripts [...] and some early classical codices from the library of the Maffei family. His sale was a great success and was attended by the Paris bookseller De Bure, who bought for the Duc de La Valliere and other French collectors... His manuscripts were sold on 7 March 1785." The present 1775 sale had realized £3,993; it included quite a number of books printed on vellum. - Munby & Coral, pp. 73 & 83. Provenance: on the verso of the title-page is an enigmatic inscription "June 1810." -- Subsequently in the library of Theodore Yonge, of Cambridge, Mass., noted scholar of early English literature (his receipt from Seven Gables dated 17 Dec. 1975).

      [Bookseller: Michael Laird Rare Books LLC]
 37.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Reliques of Ancient English Poetry WITH Old Ballads Historical and Narrative

      London: J. Dodsley, 1775. Percy's "Reliques" - Three volumes and "Old Ballads", printed by T. Evans, 1777 - Two volumes. Volume One - lxxviii, [4], 376pp, [2]; Volume Two - [4], iii, [1], 404pp, [1]; Volume Three - [4], xxxix, 359pp, [1]; Volume Four - 8, 334pp, [1] and Volume Five - [8], 308pp. Uniform full morocco, smooth backs divided into six panels by single gilt rules, gilt titles and volume numbers to spines. Spines slightly faded, slightly rubbed to spine ends, minor rubbing to extremities, corners bumped, minor ink stains to a couple of the covers. Internally occasional very light spotting, small piece missing from foot of frontispiece in volume one, rear endpaper creased and torn in the same volume, some light off-setting from vignettes, but generally bright and clean. With half-titles and attractive engraved head and tail pieces. "Percy, Thomas (1729-1811), writer and Church of Ireland bishop of Dromore ... Percy's most important and influential work, the three-volume anthology of which the full title is Reliques of ancient English poetry: consisting of old heroic ballads, songs, and other pieces of our earlier poets. (Chiefly of the lyric kind) ... Percy excluded bawdy, as well as almost all politics and protest ... Within five months 1100 sets of the three elegant volumes (out of 1500 printed) had sold, at half a guinea a time. Percy's editorial policy seemed to be vindicated, with some of the most doctored ballads securing the highest approval ... Percy did at least take ballads seriously, annotating them with great care. He treated them as literary phenomena, largely ignoring their music and their links with oral tradition, but a scholar in the late twentieth century made this assessment: 'Percy's work was brilliant and blundering, inspiring both the interest and standards which were later to condemn it. It was, however, a noble experiment and one as remarkable for its failures as for its triumphs'" (Oxford DNB). Reprint. Full Morocco. Good+. 12mo.

      [Bookseller: Zetetic Books]
 38.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Essai général de tactique, précédé dun discours sur létat actuel de la Politique et de la Science Militaire en Europe, avec le plan dun ouvrage intitulé : La France politique et militaire

      chez C. Plomteux, 1775 - 2 vol. in-8 de 2 fnch.-XCIX-275 p.-1 fnch.-1 f. blanc et 12 planches dépliantes montées sur onglets et de 8-224 p. et 15 planches dépliantes montées sur onglets, plein veau marbré de lépoque, dos lisses très ornés, coiffes ab. avec mqs au tome 2 et plus légèrement au tome 1, tranches jaspées, roulette sur les coupes frottées, gardes de papier au pinceau bleues, étiquette ex libris Sappey-Duhamel à Bourg (Ain) collée au premier contre-plat du tome 2 et malheureusement arrachée au contre-plat du tome 1, [exemplaire collationné]. [militaria], [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Chapitre livres et presse ancienne]
 39.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        La Eneide tradotta in viars furlans berneschs dal sior abat Zuan Josef Busiz

      par Josef Tommasin,, In Gurizza, 1775 - Due volumi di cm. 16,5, pp. (4) 386; 429 (1). Legatura coeva in piena pelle, dorsi a nervi con fregi a secco e titoli in oro su tasselli. Tagli colorati. Armi centrali ai piatti (Ritter de Zahorny). Esemplare in ottimo stato di conservazione. Prima ed unica edizione, assai rara, di questa versione vernacolare del capolavoro virgiliano. L'autore (Gorizia 1660 - 1743) fu cancelliere della curia di Gorizia e coltivò una profonda passione per il dialetto friulano. Si tratta inoltre di uno dei primi libri stampati nella città di Gorizia. Cfr. Di Manzano "Cenni biografici dei letterati ed artisti friulani dal secolo IV al XIX" pag. 41. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
 40.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        An Address to the Inhabitants of Great Britain - Seeking Conciliation - While Preparing for War as Washington Arrives to Head the Continental Army

      New York, NY 1775 - Newspaper. Rivington's New York Gazetteer.and Weekly Advertiser, New York, N.Y., July 21, 1775. 4 pp., 11 1/2 x 18 in. While 1776 will remain the most memorable year in American history, 1775 actually marks the moment when the colonists became Americans. Hostilities had already begun, yet the delegates of the Continental Congress still sought to avoid war. On July 8, the Continental Congress approved and sent The Olive Branch Petition to King George III. At the same time, they sent an appeal stating the case directly to the British people. Both attempts failed, and we have found no evidence that the address was even published in England. Here, in Rivington's New York paper, it is published in the first two columns of page one, and the first column of page two. "When a Nation, lead to greatness by the hand of Liberty, and possessed of all the Glory that heroism, munificence, and humanity can bestow, descends to the ungrateful task of forging chains for her friends and children, and instead of giving support to Freedom, turns advocate for Slavery and Oppression, there is reason to suspect she has either ceased to be virtuous, or been extremely negligent in the appointment of her Rulers.In almost every age, in repeated conflicts, in long and bloody wars, as well civil as foreign, against many and powerful Nations, against the open assaults of enemies, and the more dangerous treachery of friends, have the inhabitants of your Island, your great and glorious ancestors, maintained their independence, and transmitted the rights of Men, and the blessings of Liberty, to you, their posterity."In a moment of ironic serendipity that reflects the colonial identity crisis of 1775, the next two columns print the congratulations of the Congress of Massachusetts Bay to George Washington upon his safe arrival in Cambridge to take command of the Continental Army, along with his response.Cambridge, July 6, 1775 Address from the Colony of Massachusetts Bay"To his Excellency GEORGE WASHINGTON, Esq; General and Commander in Chief of the Continental Army . impressed with every Sentiment of Gratitude and Respect, beg Leave to congratulate you on your safe Arrival. we equally admire that disinterested Virtue, and distinguished Patriotism, which alone could call you from those Enjoyments of domestic Life, with a sublime and manly taste, joined with a most affluent fortune, can afford to hazard, and to endure the Fatigues of War, in the Defence of the Rights of Mankind, and the Good of your Country . We beg Leave to assure you, that this Congress will, at all times, be ready to . contribute all the Aid in our Power, to the Cause of America, and your Happiness and Ease, in the Discharge of the Duties of your exalted Office." (page 3, columns 1-2)George Washington's Response:"His Excellency's Answer. Gentlemen, Your kind Congratulations on my Appointment, and Arrival, demand my warmest Acknowledgments . In exchanging the Enjoyments of domestic Life for the Duties of my present honourable, but arduous Station, I only emulate the Virtue and publick Spirit of the whole Province of Massachusetts Bay . The Course of human Affairs forbids an Expectation, that Troops formed under such Circumstances, should at once possess the Order, Regularity and Discipline of Veterans.-Whatever Deficiencies there may be, will I doubt not, soon be made up by the Activity and Zeal of the Officers, and the Docility and Obedience of the Men. These Qualities united with their native Bravery and Spirit will afford a happy Presage of Success." (page 3, column 2)The Congress offers similar congratulations to Charles Lee for his appointment to the position of Major General of the Army, with his response.Further content includes a column-plus printing a substantial part of the Congressional Act establishing Rules and Orders for the soldiers of the already-formed Continental Army (p. 2, col. 4 to p. 3, col. 1; then to be continued. (See website for full description)

      [Bookseller: Seth Kaller Inc.]
 41.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        With the siege of Boston entering its seventh month, the Massachusetts assembly offers financial support for the refugees of Boston and Charleston, "who are driven from those Towns, by the cruel Hand of Tyranny and Oppression"

      [Watertown], November 2, 1775. 9" x 14". "Broadside, In the House of REPRESENTATIVES, November 2d, 1775. WHEREAS by two Resolves passed the 1st of May and the 1st of July last, the Provision made for the Reception and Support of the Poor of the Towns of Boston and Charleston, who are driven from those Towns, by the cruel Hand of Tyranny and Oppression... ([Watertown: Benjamin Edes, 1775]) 9"" x 14"", signed in type by James Warren as Speaker and Perez Morton as Deputy Secretary. Margins rough with losses at upper left and lower right filled in, light soiling and creases, else very good. The broadside, which has been docketed on the verso ""Resolve Relative to the Poor of Boston & Charleston"" concerns the difficulties inherent in absorbing a large population of refugees who had fled Boston and Charleston into the surrounding towns following the hostilities that commenced in April 1775 with the battles of Lexington and Concord. Specifically, the resolves sought to ease the burden incurred by the surrounding towns that had taken in these refugees, many of whom were dependent on local charity for their maintenance. The assembly, who had already assigned quotas of refugees they were obligated to take, offered some relief to these towns overburdened with strangers by re-assigning certain persons to different towns, and most importantly, offering financial relief to help with their support. Fortunately for the towns surrounding Boston and Charlestown, the British evacuated their positions in March 1776, allowing those refugees to return to their homes. Rare. Evans 14209; Ford 1873 (which notes two extant institutional copies: Massachusetts Historical Society and the Massachusetts Archives). Only two examples have appeared at auction in the past century. "

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
 42.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        AMERICAN HUSBANDRY. CONTAINING AN ACCOUNT OF THE SOIL, CLIMATE, PRODUCTION AND AGRICULTURE, OF THE BRITISH COLONIES IN NORTH-AMERICA AND THE WEST-INDIES; WITH OBSERVATIONS ON THE ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF SETTLING IN THEM, COMPARED WITH GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND. By an American

      London: Printed for J. Bew, 1775.. Two volumes. [4],472; [4],319,[16]pp. Half title in each volume. Original drab boards and paper spines, text untrimmed. Some chipping and wear to spines, boards lightly soiled. Leather book label on front cover of first volume, armorial bookplate on front pastedown of second volume. Minor scattered foxing, but generally quite clean internally. Very good. In a cloth slipcase and chemises, gilt leather labels. This interesting work is sometimes attributed to Arthur Young, an important writer of agricultural books, and the style and subject matter coincide with another work by him about America. Young was not too familiar with American conditions, and tended to rely on secondary material. The book includes discussions of agriculture in Georgia, the Carolinas, Virginia, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New England, Louisiana, Illinois and Ohio. Tobacco growing is discussed, as is corn, buckwheat, rice, indigo, hemp, silk, and other products. The section on Louisiana is relatively favorable, with descriptions borrowed from Du Pratz. Includes an extensive section on Florida (second volume, page 42-61), describing it variously as "wretched," "to be condemned," "barren," "sandy," etc. On the whole the work tends to discourage emigration to America, pointing out all the deficiencies of American farming, disadvantages to the potential emigrant, etc. The author is most positive about the West Indies though, describing the Bahamas, Barbados, and other islands in glowing terms. "A survey of agricultural possibilities, achievements and methods, with extensive observations on deficiencies in the management of American agriculture" - Bell. Scarce. HOWES Y16. SABIN 106062. BELL A171. SERVIES 518.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
 43.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland

      London: Printed for W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1775. First edition, first issue, with 12-line errata. D8 and U4 are cancels. 1 vols. 8vo. Contemporary tree calf, marbled endpapers, early rebacking preserving original spine. Joints a bit tender, title and text lightly spotted. The scarce first printing. "I had desired to visit the Hebrides ... and was ... induced to undertake the journey, by finding in Mr. Boswell a companion ... " Though Johnson's name does not appear on the title page, the opening sentence left no doubt in the minds of his earliest readers who the author was.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
 44.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Flusslandschaft in der Umgebung von Frankfurt.

      . Bleistift, mit schwarzer Tuschlinie umrandet, auf Bütten, links unten signiert und datiert "J.C. Zehender inv. et fecit 1775." 13,3:19,4 cm. Verso mit Resten einer alten Verklebung.. Der gebürtige Schweizer Zeichner, Maler und Radierer Johann Caspar Zehender war um etwa 1770-1799 in Frankfurt am Main tätig. Einer seiner Hauptauftraggeber in den Jahren 1770-1784 war der Frankfurter Kunstsammler und Mäzen J.Chr. Gerning, in dessen Auftrag er jahrelang die Rhein-Main-Gegend bereiste und zahlreiche Vorzeichnungen anfertigte, die für ein mehrbändiges Ansichtenwerk mit Kupferstichen gedacht waren. 32 Zeichnungen unter dem Titel "Nach der Natur abgezeichnete Aussichten der churfürstlichen Residenz Stadt Maynz und ihrer Gegend gesammelt von Johann Christian Gerning in Franckfurth am Mayn 1772" sowie "Die angenehme Lage der Stadt Frankfurt am Mayn, vorgestellet in vielen Handzeichnungen dieser Stadt und Gegend, gesammlet von Johann Christian Gerning daselbst in den Jahren 1771, 1772 und 1773" zeugen von diesen Reisen. Zehender schuf zahlreiche Zeichnungen in Sepia, Tusche, Rötel, Bleistift und Aquarell mit Ansichten von Frankfurt und seinen Vororten, auch von Hanau und Mainz, häufig mit dem Main, die - heute zudem wichtige topographische Zeugnisse - sich zu Lebzeiten des Künstlers beim heimischen Publikum nicht geringer Beliebtheit erfreuten. Da sich seine Arbeiten hauptsächlich in Frankfurt im Städel und Historischen Museum befinden, sind sie heute selten auf dem Kunstmarkt anzutreffen.

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
 45.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  

______________________________________________________________________________


      Home     Wants Manager     Library Search     562 Years   Links     Contact      Search Help      Terms of Service      Privacy     


Copyright © 2018 viaLibri™ Limited. All rights reserved.