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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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      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"

      [Bookseller: Berwyn Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Francis Edwards ABA ILAB]
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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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        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.

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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"

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      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]
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        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]
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        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]
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        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]
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        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]
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        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.]
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        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. "

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      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.

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        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]
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        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.

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        A Chart of the Banks of Newfoundland, drawn from a Great Number of Hydrographical Surveys, Chiefly from those of Chabert, Cook and Fleurieu, Connected and Ascertained by Astronimical Observations.

      Robt. Sayer & Jn. Bennett, London 1775 - Map of the Grand Banks of Newfoundland, one of the most heavily fished areas of the world, with deluxe coloring. Includes three ship illustrations representing the voyages of Chabert, Cook and Fleurieu, inset of astronomical observations on which the chart is based, as well as depths and rhumb lines. This edition was published by Robert Sayer and John Bennett in 1775. Large repair to bottom center margin that does not effect image, some staining along edges otherwise in beautiful condition. Thomas Jefferys (1710-1771) was one of the most important and prolific mapmakers of his era with particular focus on North America. Sea chart. Engraving with full original hand coloring. Image measures 19.5" x 26.25".

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store, ABAA, ILAB]
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      LA CHAMBRE ROYALE & SYNDICALE DES LIBRAIRES & IMPRIMEURS DE PARIS 1775 - R320062728: XXXV + 381 pages - TRanches rosées - Absence des pages de titre et faux-titre - Derniere page de garde desolidarisée - Manques sur les plats (coins et tranches) et absence du dos. SIGNE "LE BEGUE" ET "SAILLANT". In-12 Relié plein cuir. A restaurer. Plats abîmés. Dos abîmé. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 94.3-Livres anciens XVIII ème [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        De las Leyes de Recopilacion

      En la Imprenta de Pedro Marin, Madrid 1775 - 3 volumes.[12]-901 pages; [4]-794 with index pages; [12]-430, [1]-514+lxiii pages. Folio (13 3/4" x 9 3/4") bound in period half leather with red label and gilt lettering to spine with marbled boards. Volumes I and III published in 1775, volume II 1772. Volume III titled Tomo Tercero de Autos Acordados, que ontiniene nueve libros . he Laws of the Indies (Spanish: Leyes de Indias) are the entire body of laws issued by the Spanish Crown for the American and Philippine possessions of its empire. They regulated social, political and economic life in these areas. The laws are composed of myriad decrees issued over the centuries and the important laws of the 16th century, which attempted to regulate the interactions between the settlers and natives, such as the Laws of Burgos (1512) and the New Laws (1542). Throughout the 400 years of Spanish presence in these parts of the world, the laws were compiled several times, most notably in 1680 under Charles II in the Recopilación de las Leyes de los Reynos de Indias (Compilation of the Laws of the Kingdoms of the Indies). This became considered the classic collection of the laws, although later laws superseded parts of it, and other compilations were issued. The 1680 compilation set the template by which the laws were organized. The Spanish colonies in the Americas sometimes generated conflicts between indigenous peoples ('Natives' or 'Indians') and the Spanish colonists. The Spanish attempted to control the Natives to force their labor. At the same time, conflicts on policy and implementation occurred between the colonists and the Crown. Two of the main sets of laws issued in the 16th century regulated Spanish interaction with the Native peoples, an issue about which the Crown quickly became concerned soon after the voyages of Christopher Columbus and his governorship. The Laws of Burgos (1512), signed by King Ferdinand II of Aragon, focused upon the welfare of the conquered native peoples. The issue was revisited after Bartolomé de las Casas brought attention to abuses being carried out by encomenderos. The Laws of Burgos were revised by the New Laws of 1542 issued by Charles I and quickly revised again in 1552, after the laws met resistance from colonists. These were followed by the Ordinances Concerning Discoveries in 1573, which forbade any unauthorized operations against independent native Americans. To guide and regularize the establishment of presidios (military towns), missions, and pueblos (civilian towns), King Phillip II developed the first version of the Laws of the Indies. This comprehensive guide was composed of 148 ordinances to aid colonists in locating, building, and populating settlements. They codified the city planning process and represented some of the first attempts at a general plan. Signed in 1573, the Laws of the Indies are considered the first wide-ranging guidelines towards design and development of communities. These laws were heavily influenced by Vitruvius' Ten Books of Architecture and Leon Battista Alberti's treatises on the subject. Condition: Attractively rebound. All titles laid down, some marginal paper repairs and staining else a very nice set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Taxation No Tyranny; an Answer to the Resolutions and Address of the American Congress

      London: Printed for T. Cadell, in the Strand, 1775. First edition, ?second issue (Fleeman's second edition). Half-title present. [A]2, B-M4, N2. Pp. [i]-[iv], [1]-91, [92, blank]. 1 vols. 8vo. Full period calf, spine gilt, with marbled endsheets. Some soiling to half title, small paper flaw at H3. Attractive copy. In answer to the colonists' rallying cry of "No taxation without representation," Johnson invokes the notion of virtual representation, and argues that the colonists "are represented ... by the same virtual representation as the greater part of England." Hayward notes "two issues or editions closely resembling each other, but readily distinguishable by the press figures ... E, F, I and K are of the same setting as the first edition, the remainder are reset". The two issues were printed within a few days of each other. Fleeman conjectures that L and M are also possibly of the same setting, and describes the process of "readjustment" of type pages. He also notes, "It is striking that almost twice as many copies survive of [the third edition] from a run of 500, than are found of 75.3TT/2 from a run of 1,000.".

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        Der wohlerfahrne Salpetersieder und Feuerwerker beyde aufgeführet in einem ganz neu herausgegebenem Tractätchen darinnen zu finden, wie I. Der Salpeter auf das beste zu sieden, zu reinigen, zum Pulvermachen und Feuerwerk-Künsten auf unterschiedliche Arten zu läutern. II. Von allerley schönen und raren Feuerwerk-Künsten. III. Von Bereitung des Schieß-Pulvers, desselbigen rechten Erkänntniß und Verbesserung. Nebst andern ungemeinen martialischen Künsten mehr.

      Frankfurt u. Leipzig, Christian Gotthold Hauffe, 1775.. Dritte Auflage. 6 Bl., 162 S. Kl. 8°, Ganzlederband der Zeit mit rotem, goldgeprägten Rückenschild und Rückengoldprägung.. Aus einer zaristischen, russischen Bibliothek, mit 2 Bibliotheksschildern am Rücken, sowie einem Bibliotheksschild auf dem Vorsatz, einige Male auf dem Titelblatt und der letzten Seite gestempelt. Der Einband berieben, die Ecken und am Rücken mit leichteren Stauchspuren, innen durchgehend etwas gebräunt. - 137 Rezepte zum Zubereiren von Schießpulver und Feuerwerkkörpern, Beispiel: "Das allerbrennenste Feuer zu machen" etc.p.p. - Jähns, Geschichte der Kriegswissenschaften, Bd. II, 1610: " Diese Schrift enthält nichts neues, ist aber wertvoller als die des Pyrophilus, weil sie ausführlicher und besser disponiert ist". "Über die Salpeterherstellung, von allerlei schönen und raren Feuerwerkskünsten und über die Bereitung des Schießpulvers". Weller 524.

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        Nouvelles récréations physiques et mathématiques contenant Ce qui a été imaginé de plus curieux dans le genre, & ce qui se découvre journellement; auxquelles on a joint, leurs causes, leurs effets, la manière de les construire, & l'amusement qu'on peut en tirer pour éltonner & surprendre agréablement I, II-IV *

      Chez l'Auteur, Paris 1772-1775. - 6 tomes en 3 volumes reliés plein papier, en 179, 199, 173, 172, 182 et 207 pages, pièces de titres et étiquette de cote. Coins émoussés, têtes et queues frottées, papier fissuré aux charnières, intérieur frais. 15, 6, 20, 8, 8 et 13 soit 70 planches gravées, la plupart colorées. Modeste trilogie (à laquelle manque le tome III) de cet ensemble de jeux, tours de magies et expériences scientifiques diverses. L'ancêtre de Tom Titt.

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        Obras posthumas de. Tomo I. Memorias para la historia de la poesía y poetas españoles

      Madrid, Joachin Ibarra 1775 - 4º (20,2 x 15 cm.) 2 h. inc. port., XXVIII-429 p. Plena piel de época, lomo con nervios, adornos dorados y doble tejuelo, rojo y verde [parace salida del taller de Sancha]. Aunque dice tomo I es todo lo publicado. Fray Martín Sarmiento –seudónimo que empleó Pedro José García Balboa– fue un hombre adelantado a su tiempo, un gran erudito de la Ilustración. Gallego reconocido luchó por su tierra. En vez de admirar, estudiar y alabar la lengua castellana se centra en el análisis de la lengua gallega, la más desprestigiada de la nación en aquella época. En este análisis de la poesía aborda desde el origen de la misma en España hasta los poetas del siglo XV -con especial atención a Gonzalo de Berceo, Alonso el Sabio, Argote de Molina, Gómez de Cibdarreal, Ausias March.– y expone con erudicción el origen, antigüedad y diferencia de los metros castellanos. Es obra erudita y de reconocida fama. Menéndez Pelayo dice: “El padre Sarmiento, tipo perfecto de la erudicción, varón extraordinariamente noticioso, e incansable y férreo en el trabajo de leer y de extractar, pasó la vida escribiendo. y así se formó este volumen, algo desordenado, notabilisimo para su tiempo y adonde a vueltas de inexcusables errores hay adivinaciones asombrosas.” Buen ejemplar, muy limpio, impreso sobre buen papel. Algunos roces en la encuadernación. Palau, 302336 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Philadelphia: Joseph Crukshank, 1775. Second Edition. Hardcover. Both endpapers are detached but present. The ownership signature of Micajah Speakman dated 1776 is on the title page with a modern owner inscription in the blank space above the imprint. Speakman's bookplate is on the front pastedown. Binding is a little rubbed but quite nice. Text is lightly to moderately browned throughout. A Very Good copy of an important work. First published the previous year. Bound in contemporary calf leather with a paper spine label; xiv, [ii], 432 pages. In addition to his JOURNAL, this also includes SOME CONSIDERATIONS ON THE KEEPING OF NEGROES, first published in 1754. Evans 13782. Howes W-669 "aa": "An autobiographical masterpiece, rivalled in 18th century America only by that of Franklin." Woolman was one of the first Americans to campaign for the abolition of slavery.

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        Discurso sobre la educacion popular de los Artesanos y su Fomento

      Madrid: Antonio de Sancha, 1775. FIRST EDITION. Contemporary Spanish mottled sheep, smooth spine gilt, red morocco label, early paper shelf label at foot, marbled endpapers and edges. VERY GOOD. 8vo. [24], 475, [1] pp. Binding with minor rubbing (a few wormholes) but overall in excellent condition, the text very clean and crisp An extraordinary work which deals not only with the education of the Spanish working class, including chapters on apprenticeship, examinations and female labour, but also about guilds, provisions and funds for the disabled and old aged, etc. It also has a chapter about Spanish foreign trade, particularly with the West Indies, though it was overlooked by Sabin. This volume appears much rarer than the author's complimentary work, the "Discurso sobre el fomento de la industria popular" of 1774. Albert Boime gives an insightful overview of the Spanish government at the time: "Goya's print of the 'Crockery Vendor' celebrates the Spanish government's ideal of a prosperous and proud artisan class, enunciated in Campomanes's publications of 1774-1775, 'Discurso sobre el fomento de la industria popular and Discurso sobre la educacion popular de los artesanos y su fomento.' Campomanes hoped to put to work all the idle classes of the nation, and to this end urged the cultivation of domestic crafts like pottery (although most of his examples are taken from the textile industry) that would not take people from small towns and farms. Over and over he praised the work of the economic societies for their encouragement of the arts and crafts, emphasizing their broad social appeal and representation. He especially lauded the spread of drawing instruction, which he considered 'the father of practical trades and without which nothing can flourish.' He had warm words for Mengs for his exemplary contribution to the national art, thus uniting the applied and fine arts in a common drive to rehabilitate Spanish commerce and culture" (Art in an Age of Bonapartism, 1800-1815, p. 221). Over the next few years Campomanes issued 4 (!) volumes of Appendices, obviously not present here. REFERENCES: Kress 7088. Higgs 6474. Palgrave I, p. 208. McCulloch p. 361. Our binding may have originated from the publisher: we have seen an identical binding on this work in the possession of Berrocal Libros Antiquos, Madrid, in 2014.

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        Brothers in Arms": May 1775 Siege of Boston muster roll, listing 29 Lexington Alarm Minutemen - including 2 African-Americans & 1 soldier killed at Bunker Hill

      Partially Printed Document listing 49 soldiers of Capt. Luke Drury?s Company, [ca. May 1775], [probably Cambridge, Massachusetts] [Siege of Boston]. Accomplished by Nathan Morse. 1 sheet, with 13 ruled columns, 4 of which ?" ?Men?s Names.,? ?Towns whence they came.,? ?Rank.,? and ?Time of Inlistment.,? ?" are accomplished in manuscript; lower margin extended to accommodate the names of the last 4 men. 13 ¾ x 14 ¼?. This muster roll bears the names of 49 members of Captain Luke Drury?s Company. At least 29 of these men were Grafton, Massachusetts-area Minutemen who had very recently responded to the Lexington-Concord Alarm April 19-21, 1775, including Fortune Burnee, of African American and Native American heritage, joined by his half-brother, Joseph Anthony, who enlisted on April 29th and died in service. Revolutionary War documents listing Minutemen and black troops are scarce and desirable, but in addition, this is one of the first printed forms of the American Army, and Samuel Heard who was killed at Bunker Hill the next month, and William Moore, also killed in service that summer, are also listed. An extremely rare touchstone to the earliest days of the Revolutionary War.Names as they appear on the document are shown here:Luke Drury Capt ... April 19th 2Asaph Sharmon 1t L,t ... April 19th [Asaph Sherman] 2Jonas Brown 2d L,t ... April 19th 2Nathan Morse ... Serjeant / April 26th 4Shelomith Stow ... Serjeant / April 19th 2Ebenezer Phillips ... Serjeant / April 19th 2Jonah Goulding ... Serjeant / April 19th 2William Walker ... Corporal / April 19th 2Joseph Leland ... Corporal / April 19th 2Abner Brigham [of] Crydon [Croydon, NH] / Corporal / May 20th 1William Moore ... Corporal / April 19th [killed August 17, 1775 on expedition to Canada] 2Elijah Rice ... Drum.r [Drummer] / April 19th 2Zadock Putnam ... Fifer / April 19th 2Edward Buttrick ... April 2[?] 3Isaac Brigham 2Forten Burnea [Fortin/Fortune/Fortunatus Burnee; African-American (see below)] 3Peter Butler 2Esick Dexter [Esek Dexter] 3Zebulon Daniels 1William Evens [William Evans] 3Gad Smith [of] Gilford, in York [Guilford, ME] 1Solomon Stow 1Benjamin Grover 1Aaron Heath [of] Tyringham [or Alstead, NH; enlisted April 26, 1775; taken prisoner 3 times] 1Jonathan Hemenway [Jonathan Hemingway; of Framingham] 1Thadeus Kemp [of] Bilreca [Thaddeus Kemp; of Billerica; enlisted April 29, 1775] 1Ebenezer Leland [also of Croydon, NH] 2Elezar Leland [Eleazer Leland; also of Croydon, NH; enlisted May 20, 1775] 1Thomas Leland [Sr.] [of Sutton] 5Thomas Leland 2,d 1James Marting [of] Walpole, NH [enlisted April 26, 1775] 1Ebenezer Melendy 2Ebenezer Wadsworth [also of Alstead, NH; guardian of above William Evans] 1Samuel Heards [Samuel Heard; killed June 17, 1775 at Bunker Hill] 1William Marting [of Chelmsford; enlisted May 1, 1775] 1Thomas Pratt 2Joseph Plumly [Joseph Plumley; also of Alstead, NH] 1Matthias Rice 2Henry Redner [also of Sandisfield; enlisted May 7, 1775] 1George Smith 3Eliphalet Smith [born in Suffield, CT; of Sandisfield] 3Samuel Starns [Samuel Stearns] 2Moses Sherman 2Jonah Stow [of] Alstead, NH [enlisted April 26, 1775] 1John Banks [also of Alstead, NH] 1Joseph Anthony [enlisted April 29, 1775; African-American (see below)] 1Solomon Brooks 2Elisha Aldrich [enlisted April 26, 1775] 3Jaazaniah How [Jezaniah Howe; also of Alstead, NH; enlisted April 29, 1775] 11 Not found listed on a surviving Lexington Alarm muster roll. Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors. 20 of the 49 men, counted by us as Militiamen rather than Minutemen.2 Captain Luke Drury?s Grafton Company, marched 36 miles in response to the Lexington Alarm, April 19, 1775. Ibid, probably citing original muster roll later sold at Sotheby?s Guthman Sale, December 1, 2005, lot 51. Also reprinted in History of Grafton. 20 of the 49 men. Note that Asaph Sherman?s April 19th service is not shown there, but is mentioned in Inventory# 20993.09. In addition, Inventory# 20993.04 shows that he was an officer in Drury?s Militia Company, May 31, 1773. Thus the total force of Drury?s company that day seems to have been 47, not 46.3 Marched 36 miles on April 21, 1775 to join Capt. Aaron Kimball?s April 19th Grafton Company. Ibid. Also in History of Grafton. 7 of the 49 men.4 Captain Aaron Kimball?s Grafton Company, marched 36 miles in response to the Lexington Alarm, April 19, 1775. Ibid. Also in History of Grafton. 1 of the 49 men.5 Captain John Putnam?s Sutton Company, marched approx. 42 miles in response to the Lexington Alarm, April 19, 1775. Ibid. 1 of the 49 men.Historical Background: See Inventory# 20781.02Supplement: ...the extant Drury April 19, 1775 muster roll, mentioned in footnote #2, seems to list his 19 [20] ?Minute Men? first, with the remaining 27 out of 46 [47] men listed in a separate section. Remarkably, all 20 of those true ?Minute Men? were still with Drury when this muster roll was created, and are listed in this document.Condition: a little soiling with a few stains, somewhat wrinkled, professionally mended 1 ½? tear into names column and 2? fold separation, overall very good.

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        The History and Antiquities, as Well Ecclesiastical as Civil, of the Isle of Tenet, in Kent. [with] A Collection of Papers, Records, Referred to in the Foregoing History and Antiquities of Tenet

      London Printed for the Author, and for Joseph Ames, and Peter Thompson; and Sold by J. Osborn, at the Golden ball in Pat. G : in Good condition. Neatly rebacked. Cover rubbed. Heraldic book-plate on paste-down. Some neat marginalia in an early hand [dated 1775 on page 71], and a signature on title page. Damp staining to initial and final leaves with no impact on text. Illustrations bright Second Edition, with Additions Contemporary calf 300mm x 240mm (12" x 9"). viii, 204pp; 123pp. Title page in red and black, portrait, 24 plates and a folding table. Heraldic book-plate 'Esse quam videri.'.

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        Hoyle's Games Improved: Being Practical Treatises on the Following Fashionable Games, Viz: Whist, Quadrille, Piquet, Back-Gammon, Chess, Billiards and Tennis. With the established Rules of each Game

      London: S. Bladon, 1775. First edition. 1 vols. 12mo. Contemporary calf, some cover wear, internally fine, a bright, crisp copy; four leaves of the Introduction are misbound (between pp. 200 & 201), but the volume is complete. Includes Billiards and Tennis

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        Der Koran, oder Das Gesetz für die Moslemer, durch Muhammed den Sohn Abdall. Nebst einigen feyerlichen koranischen Gebeten, unmittelbar aus dem Arabischen übersetzt [.].

      Halle, J. J. Gebauers Wwe. und Johann Jakob Gebauer, 1775. - 8vo. 42, 678 pp. With an engr. frontispiece. Near-contemp. half calf with giltstamped red spine label. All edges red. Second edition of this German Qur'an translation, previously issued in 1773. Following Megerlin's ill-received effort of 1772, this is the second German translation to have been based immediately on the Arabic original. - Includes the frequently lacking engraved frontispiece depicting a Muslim in prayer. Contemporary ownership to flyleaf. Slightly browned as usual; a good, tighly bound copy. Schnurrer 431. Woolworth 285.

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

      London: Robert Sayer. Very Good. 1775. Map. Hand colored in outline. The most detailed map of the Mississippi published in the 18th century. Prime meridian: New Orleans and Ferro. Shows historic points of interest, indigenous villages, evidence of German settlements, quarries, mines, boundaries, fertile land, cane fields, French Forts, etc. Relief shown pictorially. Soundings in Gulf of Mexicoand Depths of the Mississippi. Goss, Mapping of North America, 67 ; Folio .

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        The Nonconformist?s Memorial: Being An Account of the Ministers, Who were ejected or silenced after the Restoration, particularly by the Act of Uniformity which took place on Bartholomew Day, Aug 24, 1662.

      FONT>Containing a View of Their Lives and Characters, Their Principles, Sufferings, and Printed Works. 1775 - The Nonconformists Memorial: Being An Account of the Ministers, Who were ejected or silenced after the Restoration, particularly by the Act of Uniformity which took place on Bartholomew Day, Aug 24, 1662. Containing a View of Their Lives and Characters, Their Principles, Sufferings, and Printed Works. To which is prefixed An Introduction, containing a brief History of the Times in which they lived, and the Grounds of their Nonconformity. Embellished with the Heads of many of those venerable Divines. Originally written by Edmund Calamy, D. D. Now abridged and corrected, and the Authors Additions inserted, and with many further Particulars, and new Anecdotes by Samuel PalmerIn two volumes complete. With engraved portraits to both volumes. An English Version of the Latin Epitaphs in the Nonconformists Memorial: To which is added A Poem Sacred to the Memory of the Two Thousand Ministers Ejected or Silenced by the Act of Uniformity, August 24, 1662by Thomas Gibbons is bound in to rear of volume one. This is followed by a list of subscribers. Previous owner's contemporaryink annotations to some margins. From the antiquarian library of Emeritus Professor David Arthur Pailin with bookplates to front pastedowns and further ink inscriptions dated July 1973. Condition: Rebound in cloth. Externally with some wear to extremities and occasional marks to boards. Splitting to cloth to joints, all starting. Internally, firmly bound. Generally bright but with scattered background foxing and handling marks and with institutional ink stampsfrom the United Methodist College Libraryto endpapers. Overall: GOOD ONLY [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      London: for W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1775. First edition. Issue with six line errata. 8vo, in a lovely binding of full contemporary polished calf, spine with simple and tasteful raised bands ruled in gilt and a red morocco label, gilt lettered. [3], 384. An especially fine copy, well preserved. With excellent provenance and fine baronial bookplate. FIRST EDITION IN A BEAUTIFUL STATE OF PRESERVATION. Johnson undertook this expedition at the ripe old age of 64, but it had its origin in a book, Martin's DESCRIPTION OF THE WESTERN ISLANDS OF SCOTLAND (1703), which his father gave him in his youth. "His attention was drawn to the anecdote of the man of St. Kilda, who thought that the high church of Glasgow had been carved out of a high rock, and had remarked that there were some in that island 'much higher'. This fascinated him and remained, while life lasted, in his mind.....His narrative of the journey was written in a more homely style than many of his previous publications, and it was not meant unkindly" (Courtney and Smith, pp. 118-9). Traditionally this is called the second issue of the first edition owing to the six versus the twelve line errata. It contains Johnson's final corrections (despite the presence of the errata leaf) and is the authorized text of the book.

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        The History of the American Indians; Particularly Those Nations adjoining to the Mississippi, East and West Florida, Georgia, South and North Carolina, and Virginia: Containing An Account of their Origin, Language, Manners, Religious and Civil Customs ?

      London: Printed for Edward and Charles Dilly, 1775. First edition. Folding map frontispiece of the "American Indian Nations adjoining to the Mississippi, West & East Florida, Georgia, S. & N. Carolina, Virginia etc." [xii], 464 pp. 1 vols. 4to. Contemporary calf, neatly rebacked. Foxing to half-title, offsetting to map and title-page, else fine. "Best 18th century English source on the Southern tribes" (Sabin), written by "one of the most colorful figures in Southern colonial history" (Clark), a man who for forty years traded with the Indians. From 1735 until 1759 he traded with the Catawba, Cherokee and Chickasaw, and each of these major tribes is represented by a chapter in this work. An ample portion of Adair's History is devoted to his attempt to prove the descent of the Indians from the lost tribes of Israel.

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      London for W. Strahan and T. Cadell 1775 - First edition. Issue with six line errata. 8vo, in a lovely binding of full contemporary polished calf, spine with simple and tasteful raised bands ruled in gilt and a red morocco label, gilt lettered. [3], 384. An especially fine copy, well preserved. With excellent provenance and fine baronial bookplate. FIRST EDITION IN A BEAUTIFUL STATE OF PRESERVATION. Johnson undertook this expedition at the ripe old age of 64, but it had its origin in a book, Martin's DESCRIPTION OF THE WESTERN ISLANDS OF SCOTLAND (1703), which his father gave him in his youth. "His attention was drawn to the anecdote of the man of St. Kilda, who thought that the high church of Glasgow had been carved out of a high rock, and had remarked that there were some in that island 'much higher'. This fascinated him and remained, while life lasted, in his mind.His narrative of the journey was written in a more homely style than many of his previous publications, and it was not meant unkindly" (Courtney and Smith, pp. 118-9). Traditionally this is called the second issue of the first edition owing to the six versus the twelve line errata. It contains Johnson's final corrections (despite the presence of the errata leaf) and is the authorized text of the book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      1775. Very Good. [CAPELL, Edward]. "GLOSSARY TO SHAKESPEARE." [Part of Notes and Various Readings to Shakespeare... London: Printed for E. & C. Dilly, 1775]. The glossary only, without title-page and notes, etc. Quarto: B-L4. 27 cm. 79,(1) pp. Worn contemporary calf boards, rebacked, marbled endpapers, with remnant of an armorial bookplate on ffep. Text is nicely printed, having wide margins, and is clean. Very good. Capell (1713-81), a Shakesperean commentator, produced in 1768 the first edition of Shakespeare's works to supply an accurate text based upon careful collations of the old copies. Notes and Various Readings to Shakespeare, with notes to nine plays and a glossary, first appeared in 1775 but, due to little success, was recalled by Capell. He decided to publish the entire commentary in three quarto volumes by subscription. The first volume appeared in 1779; but because subscriptions were slow, the third and final volume was published posthumously in 1783.

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        Etat civil, politique et commerçant, du Bengale .

      Chez Gosse La Haye 1775 - First edition in French, 2 volumes, 8vo., xlii, 222; 240pp., 2 engraved frontispieces, large folding map, contemporary sheep, red and green labels, blue edges, a fine copy. Bolts, a merchant, had made an enemy of the governor of Bengal, Harry Verelst. On his return to England Bolts brought a law suit against Verelst and took advantage of the British public's shock at the reports of scandalous behaviour on the part of some East India Company servants to launch the present attack on Clive and Verelst. First published in English in 1772. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Verzeichnis der ihm bekannten Schweizerischen Inseckten mit einer ausgemahlten Kupfertafel: nebst der Ankündigung eines neuen Insecten Werks.

      Zürich und Winterthur, bey dem Verfasser, und in Commission bey Heinrich Steiner und Compagnie, 1775. 4to (260 x 212mm). pp. xii, 62, with engraved title-vignette and 1 hand-coloured engraved plate. Contemporary half calf, gilt lettered spine (ends of spine a bit worn). Johann Caspar Füsslin better known under the name of Füessly was the most important Swiss entomological author of the period. Like most of his work the present publication was illustrated by J.R. Schellenberg. "Besonders bedeutend aber war und blieb Schellenbergs Arbeit für entomologische sowie für botanische Werke, die er... mit Aufträgen des Verlegers und Naturforschers Johann Caspar Füssli d.J. ab 1780 intensiv fortgesetzt hatte" (Thanner a.o. 'Johann Rudolf Schellenberg' p. 38). Some foxing to the text.//Nissen ZBI, 1456; Horn & Schenkling 7201.

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        The Complete Angler: or, Contemplative Man's Recreation. Being a Discourse on Rivers, Fish-Ponds, Fish and Fishing... In Two Parts... To which are Prefixed the Lives of the Authors. And Notes Historical, Critical, and Explanatory. By Sir John Hawkins

      London: John And Francis Rivington, 1775-1774.. Third Hawkins edition. Two parts in one volume. 8vo. lxxviii, (2), 303, (1); lviii, 128, (8) pp. Recent panelled calf, spine with raised bands, gilt lettered black label, old marbled edges. 2 frontispieces and 14 plates plus other illustrations in the text. A very good copy. Goigny, 15.

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        The Cape Verd Islands laid down from the Remarks and Observation os Experienced Navigators

      Sayer, Robert, London 1775 - Size : 535x297 (mm), 21x11.625 (Inches), Hand Colored in Outline

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        Afbeeldingen van de wyd-vermaarde koopstad Amsterdam,

      1775. FOUQUET, Pierre. Afbeeldingen van de wyd-vermaarde koopstad Amsterdam, benevens des zelvs voornaamste gebouwen en gezigten, alle naar het leeven getekend. Comprised of 102 full-page engraved plates, including a large plan of Amsterdam and 99 engraved views of the canals, streets, market scenes, buildings, churches, and town squares of Amsterdam, plus 2 extra views of Amsterdam from the 1783 series laid-in at back of volume, see below. Oblong folio, 358 x 504 mm, bound in contemporary three-quarter Dutch dark-brown calf, black leather title-label on spine, original blue paper over boards. Amsterdam: [ca. 1780]. |~||~||~||~||~||~| Spectacular Suite of views of eighteenth century Amsterdam in the original, unfolded state. Printed on special thick paper. These views are not only the finest visual record of the architecture of Amsterdam at the time, but they are also among the most artistic views produced in the eighteenth century of any city. The engravings offer a finely-detailed, encyclopedic summary of Amsterdam architecture; each of the scenes incorporates Dutch inhabitants plying their trades and performing daily routines, transforming the album into a unique record of contemporary life in Amsterdam. These engraved views were issued before the addition of text and, most importantly, in the original unfolded format. Printed on deluxe, thick paper, these often-exceptional townscapes and landscapes were initially printed and sold as individual prints. The first in the series to be issued were those engraved by Paul van Liender and Simon Fokke after drawings by the renowned Dutch artist Jan de Beyer (1703-1780), known for his drawings of towns and buildings in Holland, Belgium, and Germany. These are dated in the plate legend 1760 and 1762; in our suite they are seen in plate numbers: 2, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 15, 30, 34, 42, 43, 44, 45, 50, 52, 53, 61, & 72. The next series in chronological order are thirteen townscapes by Caspar Philips Jacobsz (1732-1785), etcher, engraver, illustrator, surveyor, and author (publishing several books on perspective). His Verzaamelin an alle de huizen en prachtige gebouwen langs de Keizers en Heere-Grachten der stadt Amsteldam (1768) is justly considered to be one of the great primary documents for the study of Amsterdam architectural heritage. The engravings by Philips date from 1764 to 1771 and consist of numbers: 5*, 8, 9, 14, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 27, 73 & 75. Philips also engraved two scenes after drawings by J. de Vlaaming dated 1768 and 1769, seen in plates 14 & 27. Seventy-three of the plates are undated and fifty-nine of them signed H. Schoute, a mysterious name in the history of Amsterdam townscape and landscape views. Other artists listed are C. Bogerts, H. Keun, J. de Naming, J.van der Schley, P.R. van Dijk, Coppier, and Spilman. There are two plates by J. de Vlaaming, one plate by H. Keun, three plates by Simon Fokke, two plates by P.R. van Dyck, and two unsigned plates. The majority of these plates are undated, but a few have dates ranging from 1762 to 1769. In 1783, the work was reprinted under the title: Nieuwe atlas van de voornaamste gebouwen en gezigten der stad Amsterdam, issued in two large quarto volumes with all the engravings folded. This was reprinted in 1805 with reworked engravings by E. Maaskamp. None of these editions reproduce the engraved images in anywhere near as fine impressions as found in the copy offered herewith. "To Pierre Fouquet (1729-1800), Flemish artist, art dealer and print publisher, can be attributed one of the finest series of engraved views of Amsterdam and its environs. Fouquet assembled a large number of original drawings, perhaps even commissioned several, from fellow artists such as Simon Fokke, Jan de Beyer, Caspar Philips Jacobsz, Reiner Vinkles, and Schouten. Expertly engraved to a standard only printers in Holland were capable of in the middle of the eighteenth-century, the views were issued in an atlas (Atlas van Fouquet, or Afbeeldingen van de Wyd-Vermaarde Koopstad Amsterdam) between 1760 and 1783. The prints were a major success; demand called for numerous reissues and revisions over the succeeding 30 years. Fouquet's prints were praised not only for their artistic quality, but also for capturing Amsterdam in a period of its greatest glory and splendour." Complete sets of these views are extremely rare; no copies listed at auction by ABPC. OCLC records nine copies (3 in USA: NYPL, Harvard, Trinity College CT; 4 in UK: Cambridge University, British Library, Victoria & Albert, and National Art Library; 2 in Holland: Bibliotheek Universiteit van Amsterdam, and Twente University in Enschede, Holland). Our copy does not have the words "HET YE" printed in the foreground of the map, as NYPL, Harvard, Amsterdam, and Twente University do have in their copies. Thus, it can be postulated that our copy represents an earlier issue. Our volume is lacking the general title-page and table on contents… never present in this contemporary bound volume. Laid-in at back are plates 20 ("Gezicht na de Leydsche Poort") and 34 ("Het Stads nieuwe Werk-huys") in impressions from the 1783 edition. Throughout very fine impressions. Nijhoff-Van Hattum 11. I.H. van Eeghen, Catalogus 115 prenten Amsterdam, P. Fouquet 1760-1783, 1a-86.

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        View of part of Whitehall, Shewing the Admiralty Office, with the new Gateway, designed and erected in th year 1760. & also a part of the Horse Guards, &c.

      London 1775 - Engraving. Dimensions: 465 by 590mm. (18 by 23.25 inches).

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        Le Philosophe sans pr?tention, ou l'Homme Rare. Ouvrage physique, chymique, politique et moral, D?di? aux Savans.

      Chez Clousier, 1775, Cuir, Book Condition: Tr?s Bonne Condition, ?dition OriginaleSize: 12cm x 19,5cm, Frontispice - 349 pages - (1p). Reliure plein cuir, dorures au dos. Reliure l?g?rement us?e aux coins, mais en bonne condition. Pages int?rieures en tr?s bonne condition, propres et solide. Tranches marbr?es, pages de garde marbr?es. Edition originale de cette c?l?bre utopie scientifique, sorte de fiction astronautique originale qui d?crit l'arriv?e sur terre d'un habitant de Mercure dans une machine volante, dont la description est consid?r?e comme la premi?re anticipation de la dynamo (cf. Duhem Mus?e de l'a?ronautique). Cet ?tonnant a?rostat d?crit et repr?sent? en frontispice est aussi consid?r? comme la premi?re machine volante "?lectrique" par Mohler et Nicolson ("The first Electrical Flying Machine", in Essays Contributes in Honor of W. A. Neilson, 1939 ). Photos disponibles sur demande. English description available upon request, Livre

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        La contagion sacrée, ou histoire naturelle de la superstition. Ouvrage traduit de l'anglais

      New edition. The original date of 1768. Cardboard pink period. Back smooth threads. Part of title in brown calf. Smear on dishes and caps. Although the text was presented as a translation of Jean Trichard, the work is Baron d'Holbach. This story superstition is an indictment against the merciless persecution and political and religious tyrannies what they were, which made terrorized by fear and bigotry as by political ambition. S.n. Londres [Amsterdam?] 1775 in 12 (10x17cm) 188pp. , 192pp. 2 Tomes reliés en 1 vol

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        Edits ; Lettres patentes ; Déclarations concernant le clergé de France ; Declaration concernant les collèges de La Fleche, Langres, Bourges...

      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. 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. Chez P. G. Simon A Paris 1775-1784 In 4 (19x26cm) 733pp. relié

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