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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. The first written by Mr. Isaac Walton, the second by Charles Cotton, Esq; Illustrated with upwards of ... (Truncated)

      London : Printed for John and Francis Rivington ..., 1775, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, Third EditionFull Book Title: The complete angler: or, Contemplative man's recreation. Being a discourse on rivers, fish-ponds, fish, and fishing. In two parts. The first written by Mr. Isaac Walton, the second by Charles Cotton, Esq; Illustrated with upwards of thirty copper-plate cuts of the several kinds of river-fish, of the implements used in angling, and views of the principal scenes described in the book. To which are prefixed, the lives of the authors. And notes historical, criFinely bound in modern speckled calf-backed marbled boards. Gilt-blocked leather label to spine with raised bands. Pages lightly dust-toned as with age. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 303 pages; Physical description: lxxviii, 303, [1]; lviii, 128, [8] p., plates : ill., port., engr. music ; 8vo. Subjects: Fishing -- Angling -- Early works to 1800. Notes: Part 2 has a separate titlepage dated 1774, and pagination, but the register is continuous. With four final leaves of index. Referenced by: ESTC, T084739. "... Illustrated with upwards of thirty copper-plate cuts of the several kinds of river-fish, of the implements used in angling, and views of the principal scenes described in the book. To which are prefixed, the lives of the authors. And notes historical, critical, and explanatory / By Sir John Hawkins, Knt." --title page.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Hinterlassene vollständige Lehre von der Bienenzucht. Auf vieles Verlangen neu aufgelegt. Wien, J. Edl. v. Kurzböck 1790. 8°. 4 Bll., 294 S., 5 Bll., mit 7 (gefalt.) Kupfertafeln, marmor. Ppbd. d. 19. Jhdts. mit Rsch.

      . . Wurzbach X, 89 - vgl. Horn-Sch. 11094 (EA 1775).- Dritte Auflage (erstmals 1775 erschienen).- Posthum herausgegeben von Joseph Münzberg.- Der slovenischer Bauer und Bienenzüchter Anton Janscha erregte durch seine Bienenzucht die Aufmerksamkeit der Behörden, worauf er von Kaiserin Maria Theresia nach Wien berufen wurde, um über diesen landwirthschaftlichen Zweig, für den man bei umsichtiger Behandlung eine weitere Verbreitung wünschte, öffentliche Vorlesungen zu halten.- Die Kupfer mit Abb. v. Bienenstöcken und deren Details, Waben, etc. Kl. Exlibris auf vorderem Innendeckel, tlw. fleckig und gebräunt (Titel u. 3 Kupfer etw. stärker), einige Blätter und Kupfer mit Randläsuren, Ebd. leicht berieben.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Johannes Müller]
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        Idylle

      [Paris], no date [1775].

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

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

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

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

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        Beyträge zu verschiedenen Wissenschaften von einigen Oesterreichischen Gelehrten.

      Wien, Augustin Bernardi, 1775.. Gestochene Titelvignette, 6 gefaltete Kupfertafeln, (6 Bl.), 448 S., (1 Bl.). Späterer Halbpergamenteinband mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel (leicht berieben).. Enthält Beiträge von: R. Scherfer, M. Hell, P. Mako, Joseph Edlen von Herbert, A. Pilgram, S. von Storchenau, J. B. Heyrenbach, Franz Weiß. - Vereinzelte Seiten leicht braunfleckig, schwach wasserrandig auf den ersten 20 S. Sonst gut erhaltenes Exemplar.

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        His Excellency Elbridge Gerry, L.L.D., Governour of Massachusetts

      This fine mezzotint was engraved by John Rubens Smith (1775-1849) after original artwork by John Vanderlyn (1775-1852). It was published in Boston on July 4, 1811, as much to celebrate Gerry’s first term as governor as the anniversary of American Independence. Gerry, of course, was a signer of the Declaration of Independence and the inventor of gerrymandering, the unnatural re-districting technique that bore his name. Ironically, public reaction against it caused him to lose the race for Governor in Massachusetts in 1812. Stauffer, “American Engravers...” 2921. In antique frame under glass.

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        De novorum ossium, in integris aut maximis, ob morbos deperditionibus, regeneratione experimenta;

      Lutetiae Parisiorum: E Typis Franc. Ambr. Didot, 1775. Prima edizione (First Edition). buona ril in pergamena d'epoca. Molto buono (Very Good). 16mo. Ubi, maxima Materiae affinitate, breviter de Fracturis, & de Vi quam Natura impedit in offibus elongandis, dum crescunt. Autore Michele Troja, Medicine Doctore Neapoli, & Chirurgo è latere in Regali S. Jacobi Nosocomio. Viro Clarissimo Josepho Lieutaud, Potentissimi Galliarum Regis Archiatro, Regiae Scientiarum Parisiensis, necnon Londinensis Academiae Socio, etc. etc. etc. Con 3 tavole ed una tabella ripiegate. Testatine e finalini incisi. Testo in latino. Allegato: "Riflessioni del signor De La Lande sulle comete che possono approssimarsi alla terra. Traduzione dal Francese. Napoli, nella Stamperia di Giovanni Gravier 1773 Pagine ben conservate, con rare fioriture, ampi margini, carta pesante. Ottimo esemplare

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        Two decrees (in Russian)

      Moscow: Meisto Pechati [first piece], 17 & 19 March 1775. (RUSSIA) Folio. [2]; 6, [2 blank]. The two pieces loosely stitched together. Some stains, not affecting legibility, stitchmarks, light soiling else very good . Decrees relating to the military, issued by Catherine II. These were issued the year following the end of the Russo-Turkish wars and the treaty of Kuchuk Kainarji (signed the 21st July 1774), and after the Cossack rebellion lead by Ymelyan Pugachev who claimed to be Peter III and who was finally captured and executed at Moscow the 11th of January 1775. As a result of the wars and the rebellion in 1775 Catherine seriously reformed the provincial and urban administrations giving greater control to the central government. The first decree lists eight numbered points, perhaps officers for promotion or commendation, it has the Royal titles as a caption title and commences citing the decree of 3 August 1744. The second piece bears no caption title or heading but lists 47 separately numbered points, each a short paragraph, imprint on final leaf of text

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        Marmora et adfines aliquos lapides coloribus suis exprimi. Abbildungen der Marmor-Arten und einiger verwandten Steine nach der Natur auf das sorfältigste mit Farben erleuchtet, gestochen und herausgegeben

      Nürnberg, auf Kosten des Verlegers, 1775. 4to. 38 pp., 30 beautifully engraved hand-coloured plates including 180 separate figures. Contemporary half calf.* Magnificent and outstanding colourplate book of the Mineral Kingdom. Sinkansas: "Very little is known about the author of this splendid work aside from that he gives in his title. It is depicting an almost infinitely-varied series of marbles and allied ornamental stones from deposits in Germany and nearby countries. Presumably each of the rectangular panels represents the appearence of a polished slab, with most plates depicting six such pieces, but others two, four, and as many as nine, while one is immediately captivated by the richness and depth of the watercoloring, often heightened by the application of opaque white for veinlets, it can be seen that under each painting lies a complex, lightly-incised network of lines, almost like rouletting, over which the colors have been laid... This first edition should have between 54 and 98 plates of which we hold about half or one third, including the "Bayreutische, Würtembergische, Neresheimische Marmor". The text is in Latin and German. Ex libris of Groeninghe Velt of the Borluut family in Flanders pasted in on front. A few text pages slightly browned without touching any plates however. Landwehr, 1; Sinkankas, 7281-7282.

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        Geschichte der Herzogthümer Schleswig und Hollstein.

      4 vols. Flensburg & Leipzig 1775-79. Med kobberstukne titelvignetter samt 3 genealogiske tavler. Samt. hlvldr. med farvede skindtitelfelter.With copperengraved titlevignettes and 3 genealogical tables. Contp. halfleather with coloured labels.. Bibl. Dan. III, 782

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        The Toilet Of Flora [translated from Pierre-Joseph Buc'hoz] : or a collection of the most simple and approved methods of preparing baths, essences, pomatums, powders, perfumes, sweet-scented waters and opiates. With receipts for cosmetics of every kind . for the use of the ladies. New Edition Improved.

      Printed for J. Murray, and W. Nicoll 1775. - 2nd English Edition, contemporary speckled calf gilt, neatly recornered and rebacked in modern calf with red morocco label. Sm.8vo, c.pp[16] + 272, last couple of leaves lightly damp-marked, an excellent mellow copy. Neat little modern booklabel on endpaper : and endpaper very neatly initialled 'A. M. August 21st 1803'. *** Scarce and important book. First published in French 1771 : and in English 1772. For this 2nd English Edition, see NUC listing 5 copies only : and see 18thC STC noting the BL copy only. Later English editions included an engraved plate : none was issued for this improved 2nd English Edition. *** The Toilet of Flora was an important book in the development of natural vegetable-based cosmetics and treatments of every kind. Until this time, 18th century cosmetics, especially French, had particularly featured the heavy use of lead-based white paint and mercury-based rouge. The harmful toxicity of these elements was common knowledge and Kitty Fisher, a famous English beauty, was well-known to have died of lead poisoning in 1767. *** Includes 335 recipes for cosmetics and treatments ranging from An Aromatic Bath to Herb Snuffs. Separate chapters deal with Virgin's Milk, Breath, Nails, Eyebrows, Complexion, Wrinkles, Warts, Perfumes, Powders, Quintessences, Fleas &c &c. Buc'holz was a distinguished physician and naturalist, employed among others by the King of Poland, by the brother of the French King, and by the Duke of Artois. He was also the author of a number of illustrated botanical works. **** To confirm availability before ordering, please click the link Ask Bookseller A Question. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Caribbee Islands, The Virgin Islands, and the Isle of Porto Rico

      London 1775 - An attractive map of Porto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Leeward Islands., Size : 505x645 (mm), 19.875x25.375 (Inches), Hand Colored in Outline

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        ELEMENTS DE FORTIFICATION

      Paris, Charles-Antoine Jombert, pere, Libraire du Roi pour l'Artillerie & le Genie, 1775.contenant la construction raisonnee des ouvrages de la fortification; les systemes des ingenieurs les plus celebres; la fortification irreguliere; le trace des redoutes, forts de campagne, etc. Avec un plan des principales instructions pour former les jeunes officiers dans la science militaire. Septieme edition, augmentee d'un discours sur l'utilite des places fortes; de nouvelles notes, et d'observations particulieres sur differents objets de la fortification. SEVENTH EDITION 1775, enlarged, French text, 8vo, approximately 200 x 125 mm, 8 x 5 inches, 32 folding sheets with a total of 38 engraved plates (numbered 1 - 37 but 2 plates numbered 3), pages: (4), 96, 1 - 413, (5), including dictionary of fortification terms and index, bound in full modern panelled speckled calf, gilt decorated raised bands, richly gilt in compartments, gilt lettered red morocco label, new endpapers, all edges red, new endpapers. Signature on half - title, inscription at top of title page, small chip to 1 upper margin, 1 brief margin ink note, 1 word corrected, contents clean, some plates misfolded and protruding slightly from text block, fore - edge margin of some plates dusty or slightly worn or creased, lower margin trimmed off plate XIX. Text block tight and firm. A very good copy. Guillaume Leblond (1704 - 1781) was a French teacher of mathematics. He was the author of the article on L'Art Militaire in the Encyclopedie of Diderot and D'Alembert. This copy of the book was given to Colonel George Napier (1751 - 1804) in 1792 and has his signature on the half - title. He was the father of 3 distinguished officers in Wellington's army, one of whom was General Sir George Thomas Napier. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Les Saisons, Poeme

      Amsterdam, 1775-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. Octavo. 7th edition. xxxvi, 467 pages, 7 plates, 4 vignettes, 23 cm. Bound in contemporary full red Moroccan leather. Gilt lettering to spine. Gilt tooling to board edges. Inliad gilt tooling to inside board extremities. Contemporary blue page ends. AEG. Good binding and cover. Wear to extremities. Slight soiling to spine. Owners bookplate on FEP. Clean, unmarked pages. Cohen-de Ricci 926; Brunet V, 52; BMC XXII, 435.475 <br><br>Jean François de Saint-Lambert was a French poet, philosopher and military officer. Saint-Lambert began writing poetry in his adolescence, though in all his life, he read his works in salons and to his friends, but did not rush to publish them. The Seasons, his major poetical work, The Season, was begun in October 1733, but did not appear in print until 1769. Saint-Lambert&#39;s poetry is workmanlike and conventional, typical of the latter half of the 18th century. His writings on society, politics and moral philosophy are derivative, a pale reflection of the ideas of the Philosophes, the French Enlightenment thinkers, such as Voltaire and Rousseau, whom he lived among.

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        Les saisons.

      S.n. 1775 - - S.n., A Amsterdam 1775, Grd et fort in 8 (14x23cm), xxxvj 38-467p., relié. - Septième édition des Saisons, après l'originale parue en 1769 et illustrée par Gravelot, mais premier tirage de l'illustration de Moreau. Cette édition est une réimpression de celle de 1769, et reprend les en-têtes de Chauffart, mais elle ajoute les 7 figures de Moreau, gravées par Delaunay, Duclos, Lebas, Prévost. On notera également que le papier fort employé pour cette édition n'est pas le même que le papier fin de l'édition originale. Plein Veau d'époque. Dos lisse richement orné. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Plats en veau flammé (avec grecque d'encadrement) d'une date postérieure ajoutés en restauration. Coins émoussés. Une fente au mors supérieur sur 5 cm. Assez bon exemplaire. Les saisons sont précédées d'une préface sur la poésie bucolique et champêtre et suivies des contes (philosophique comme Ziméo), des pièces fugitives, et enfin des fables orientales. Voltaire eut une grande admiration pour Saint-Lambert, et notamment pour son oeuvre maîtresse : Les saisons. Cette poésie descriptive n'est d'ailleurs pas sans charme et elle continuera d'être goûtée au XIXe siècle. Saint-Lambert fut en outre incontournable pour la société littéraire du XVIIIe par sa présence dans les salons. xxxvj 38-467p. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        HISTORIA DE LOS PROGRESOS DEL ENTENDIMIENTO HUMANO EN LAS CIENCIAS EXACTAS Y EN LAS ARTES QUE DEPENDEN DE ELLAS

      1775 - CIENCIAS EXACTAS Y NATURALES. Editado en Madrid, Imprenta de D. Antonio de Sancha, 1775. Octavo Mayor. Pasta española. Cat. XV. Portada, XXIV hojas + 486 pp. + IX hojas. Traducida al castellano por Manuel Rubin de Celis. Firma anterior propietario. Encuadernación deslucida. Historia de la Arismética, Algebra, de la Geometría, de la Astronomía, de la Gnomónica, de la Cronología, de la Navegación, de la Optica, de la Maquinaria, de la Hidráulica, de la Ac sutica y de la Música, de la Geografía, de la Arquitectura civil, de la Arquitectura militar, de la Arquitectura naval. Noticia de los mas célebres autores que han escrito sobre las ciencia exactas.

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        Lectures on the Materia Medica

      Robert Bell 1775 - viii, 512 p. ; 25 cm. (4to) Contemporary sheepskin binding. Cover extremities worn. Bumped corners. Internally some browning, front free endpaper lacking. Marginal dampstain on preface and rear index leaves. Provenance: Signatures of Chas. Taylor, 1775 and Francis Dade Philadelphia, 1810; modern owner's provenance notes on rear free endpaper. 1st American edition. Austin 577; Wellcome II, 412 (London, 1773 ed.); Evans 14000 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      Philadelphia: James Humphreys, Junior, 1775. First Edition. Leather. Very Good. First Edition. Leather. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Complete. (4) un-numbered pages including the title, iv preface pages, 32 text pages. Very attractive modern leather binding with gilt lettering. The pages have been professionally cleaned and restored with one skillfully attached short facsimile paragraph and the loss of a few letters on the title page. This important sermon created an uproar both in the American colonies and in Great Britain when it was first preached and published in Philadelphia shortly after the Battle of Bunker Hill. Although in it, the pastor, William Smith, lamented British measures taken against the colonies, he also made clear that he believed the pursuit of independence was foolish and that all should work to repair relations and restore harmony.

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        Programma quo anatomicam monstri bicorporei monocephali descriptionem proponit. (1767). Ausgebunden aus: Joseph Thaddäus Klinkosch: Dissertationes medicae selectiores Pragenses.

      Prag/Dresden, Walther 1775 (Folgedruck) - S. 221-234, 5 von 6 Taf. (Taf. 6 fehlt), 24,5 x 19,5 cm, papierbedingt gebräunt. Klinkosch aus Prag (1734-1778) war Prof. in Prag. Sprache: lat Erstausgabe. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Sämmtliche Schriften. Neue verbesserte Auflage.

      Leipzig, M. G. Weidmanns Erben und Reich, und Caspar Fritsch, 1775. - 10 Bde. in 6. Mit zus. 10 gest. Frontispizen (dav. 1 Portrait) und 10 gest. Titelvignetten. Lederbände der Zeit mit doppelten goldgepr. Rückenschildchen und hübscher Rückenvergoldung. Dreiseitiger Rotschnitt. Buntpapiervorsätze. 8vo. Zweite Auflage der ersten Gesamtausgabe (zuvor 1769-74 erschienen). Bd. 10 bringt "Christian Fürchtegott Gellerts Leben" von Johann Andreas Cramer. - Einbände unbedeutend berieben; innen wie stets durchgehend etwas braunfleckig; insgesamt einheitlich dekorativ gebundenes Exemplar eines "A.W." (so die Besitzerinitialen am Rückenschildchen) Goedeke IV/1, 78, 23. Rümann 314.

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        LIZARZA, ELDUA, BERASTEGI. AUTOS DE NOBLEZA E HIDALGUIA DE LA FAMILIA MINTEGUIAGA

      Guipuzacoa. 1775-1803. 398Pág. 30X22. Pasta española. Documentación manuscrita de la muy noble familia Minteguiaga: José Antonio, Manuel Antonio, Nicolás Joaquin, Juan Antonio, Rafael Martín, Manuel José y José Antonio de Minteguiaga. Profusamente documentada y algunas selladas. Raríssima Obra y Única. Ref 2.6 Biblioteca A.. Firmado por el autor. Encuadernación de tapa dura. Excelente.

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        Six Concerts pour le Clavecin ou Piano Forte avec l'accompaniments des deux Violons et Violoncelle compose par

      R. Bremner, London - No date, c. 1775. Folio. Engraved caligraphic title page and 13 engraved sheets of music. BOUND WITH Jean Bach " Six Concerti pour le Clavecin deux Violons & une Violoncelle tres humblement dedie a sa Majeste Charlotte Reine de la Grande Bretagne. Oevre premier". London, printed by Welcker, no date, c.1775. Folio, engraved caligraphic title page and 13 engraved sheets of music. BOUND WITH Jean Christian Bach " A second sett of six Concertos for the Harpsichord or Piano Forte with accompanyments for two violins & a Violoncello humbly dedicated to Her Majesty Charlotta Queen of Great Britain etc". London, printed by Welcker; no date, c. 1775. Folio, engraved caligraphic title page and 12 engraved sheets of music. Publisher's thick, drab paper wrappers, string sewn; considerably worn to all edges. A worm has bored a single hole from front to back more or less in the centre. Otherwise clean [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland

      London: W.Strahan and T.Cadell, 1775. "I had desired to visit the Hebrides, or Wester Islands of Scotland, so long that I scarcely remember how the wish was originally exited; and was in the autumn of the year 1773 induced to undertake the journey, by finding in Mr Boswell a companion, whose acuteness would help my enquiry, and whose gaiety of conversation and civility of manners are sufficient to counteract the inconvenience of travel, in countries less hospitable than we have passed." The rest is history as they say. 384pp with some random light foxing. Six lines of errata. Speckled full calf, rebacked many moons ago, with original spine relaid. Original marbled end papers.. First Edition. Speckled Calf. Very Good. 210x125.

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        Pauli Gottlieb Werlhofoii. M.D. Regis Magnae Britanniae in Aula Hannoverana olim Consiliarii et archiatri, academiae naturae curiosorum, societatis regia scientiarum Londinensis, Goettingensis, Teutonicae Goettingensis, Lipsiensis.Opera Medica. Collegit et auxit J.E. Wichmann

      Hannoverae Impensis Fratrum Helwingiorum 1775 - Pars I-III. 21 x 17,5 cm. XVII, 830 S. Privater Marm. Pappeinband mit Rsch. u. marm. Buchschnitt. Wenig fleckig, teils leicht berieb. Ecken wenig bestoß. Postum erschienene Werkausgabe der medizinischen Schriften von Paul Gottlieb Werlhof mit einem Vorwort, welches " In Memoriam " ein Nachruf für Werlhof ist und durch dessen Freund und Kollegen Johann Ernst Wichmann verfasst wurde. Gewidmet ist die Werkausgabe dem Hofmediziner Großbritanniens John Pringle. Einzelne Abhandlungen zu medizinischen Themen reihen sich in drei Teilen einander. - In Pars I sind enthalten: Medizingeschichte. Werlhof geht ins antike Griechenland und Rom. Als Arzt, der im Feld tätig war, interessieren ihn die chirurgischen Methoden der Altern. Er berücksichtigt Abhandlungen namhafter griechischer und römischer Mediziner und setzt sich anschließend kritisch mit dem Gebrauch der gängigen Methoden auseinander. Werlhof schildert hier anhand eigener Beobachtungen den Krankheitsverlauf von diversen Fiebern. Er geht auf die Symptome, die Erscheinungsformen ebenso ein wie auf Reaktionen des Körpers auf entsprechende Heilungsmethoden und die Heilungsmethoden als solche./ In Pars II sind enthalten: Eine Abhandlung zur Diagnostik und Methoden, die zur Diagnosefindung dienen. Auch hier ist das Fieber wieder eines der Grundsymptome, auf die Werlhof ausführlich eingeht. Er betont die Verschiedenartigkeit des Fiebers. Zweite Abhandlung der Medizinischen Behutsamkeiten oder Erläuertungen über das bestimmende Fieber, Lob und Kritik der Chinarinde, diese Beobachtungen über die Fieber sind gegen Kritiker der Verteidigung über das verdächtige Lobe des falschen Fiebers veranschaulicht und verteidigt worden. Hier setzt sich Werlhof nicht nur mit dem Fieber und dessen durchaus positive Wirkung auseinander, sondern geht auch auf Mediziner und deren Werke ein, die sich mit ähnlichen Themen auseinandergesetzt haben und eigene Theorien und Therapien entwickelt haben./ In Pars III sind enthalten: Zwei Beispiele der Handelnden Edinburger Mediziner über die schlimmer machenden Heilmittel aus Quecksilber und über die Gelbsucht. Hat aus einer englischen Rede Latein Paul Gottlieb Werlhof wiedergegeben. Es ist inzugekommen ein Brief an Johann Samuel, edler Herr von Berger des kaiserlichen Rats und königlichen britischen Oberarztes, über diese Gegenstände und die Heilung der Gelbsucht nach Camerarius wo zugleich der Verteidigung über den Lob des Fiebers ein nachfolgender Zusatz beigegeben wurde.; - Erstes Titelblatt und wenige Seiten stärker fleckig, wenige Seiten leicht Wasserfleckig, sonst stellenweise leicht braunfleckig. Lateinische Sprache. 1.100 gr. Privater Marm. Pappeinband mit Rsch. u. marm. Buchschnitt.

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        METODO CIRCA L&#39;Uso DELLA PURGA E DEL SALASSO Del Dottor Giovanni Verardo Zeviani

      Napoli:: Presso Vincenzo Manfredi,. 1775.. 8vo: A - K^8. 7-1/4" x 4-1/2". 1st edition. 160 pp (including Index).. Period full vellum with hand-inked title lettering to spine crown. Red speckled edges.. Small worm hole to spine, with corresponding evidence of same to. front paste-down. Occasional bit of foxing & staining to paper.. Lacks rfep. Still, a VG+ copy.. Scarce title from this well-known Italian physician, who is perhaps best remembered today for his work with infants, identifying the correlation between illness & baptism in cold water. OCLC records just 5 holdings, of which but 2 are in the US. . Head- tailpieces. Decorative initial capital letters.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. (&quote;Claudius&quote;).

      Wandsbek, 13. Oktober 1775.. ¾ S. 8vo.. An den namentlich nicht genannten Heinrich Christian Boie (1744-1806) in Göttingen: &quote;Auf Ihren Brief an H. Voß will ich Ihnen sagen, daß Voß itzo in Flensburg ist, in 14 Tagen wieder kömmt und vermuthlich den Winter in Wandsbeck [!] bleibt. Der Allmanach [!] ist fertig, und wird die andre Woche vermuthlich ausgegeben. Die Kupfer haben aufgehalten. Ihre Ex. werden Ihnen nach Zelle bey dem Procurator spedirt werden. Das übrige wird Voß Ihnen schreiben dem ich Ihren Brief zugetheilt habe. Es ist mir übrigens lieb, daß Sie noch nicht fast todt sind, wie das Gerücht hier gelogen hat [...] Hahn ist noch hier und geht die andre Woche nach Göttingen zurück [...]&quote;. - Die Verso-Seite mit kl. zeitgenössischen, alt montiertem Provenienzvermerk: &quote;Durch die Güte von Sara Boie in Kiel (16. Juni 1869)&quote;. - Beiliegend ein kleines Sammelbildchen mit der Photographie eines Portraits von Chamisso.

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        The Whole Proceedings on the King&#39;s Commission of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol Delivery for the City of London . . . Held at Justice-Hall in the Old-Bailey, on Wednesday the 6th of December 1775, and the following Days . . . Number I. Part I

      London: Printed by William Richardson; for Edward and Charles Dilly, [1775]. Disbound, the sewing perishing, some browning and tears, the fore-margin trimmed at an angle, not affecting the text, just usable; 36 pages The Old Bailey proceedings largely devoted to the trial of Caroline Rudd, the high-class prostitute and enchantress of Boswell involved (with the Perreau Brothers, who were found guilty and hanged) in "the most scandalous financial sting of the age

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        The Trial of Jane Butterfield for the Wilful Murder of William Scawen, Esq; At the Assizes held at Croydon . . . Before the Right Honourable Sir Sidney Stafford Smythe . . . Taken in Short-Hand, By Joseph Gurney and William Blanchard. A New Edition. Folio

      London: Printed for W. Owen . . . and G. Kearsly . . . in Fleet-street, 1775. Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, definite browning, else a good wide-margined copy; with the half-title A case of many twists in which the victim had sought to seduce and then raped the defendant, then "made amends" by providing for her education, fell into ill-health and was nursed and then allegedly poisoned by her, the jury quickly acquitting

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        The Charters of the British Colonies in America.

      J. Almon, opposite Burlington-House, in Piccadilly., London. - 8vo. [2] 142pp. contemporary calf, reback raised bands. Book plate. Contents of the Charters name only seven States: Massachusetts Bay. Connecticut. Rhode Island. Virginia. Pensylvania. Maryland. Georgia. Excellent copy, Rare title. [1775] [Attributes: First Edition]

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

      Paris, Saillant & Nyon/ Pissot, 1775. 4to (248 x 200mm). pp. xii, 259, (1), with 12 folded engraved plates and many folded tables. Contemporary mottled calf, gilt ornamented spine with red gilt lettered label, sides with gilt borders. A fine copy of the first French edition. The original English edition was published in 1774. "... the official account written by Captain Phipps, later Lord Mulgrave. This expedition of the 'Race-horse' and 'Carcass', undertaken for the purpose of discovering a route to India through the northern polar regions, was blocked by pack ice north of Spitzbergen. The valuable appendix gives geographical and meteorological observations, zoological and botanical records, accounts of distillation of fresh water from the sea, and astronomical observations. The voyage is perhaps best remembered for the presence of the young Horatio Nelson, as midshipman on board the 'Carcass', and his encounter with a polar bear" (Hill 1351). Pages 187 to 208 cover natural history, describing mammals, including whales, birds, amphibians, fishes, insects, crustacea, invertebrates, shells and plants. Plate 11 shows a crustacea and plate 12 two shells.

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        2 autograph letters signed (paraph).

      N. p., [1775]. - Small 8vo. Altogether (2¾ +2½=) 5¼ pp. on 4 (= 2 double-)leaves. Comprehensive and personal letters to a countess (possibly Maria Christina, Countess Kinsky, born Princess of Liechtenstein), on the choice of a school for her son, recommending the Vienna Theresianum ("[.] au sujet du college Theresien, et de l'academie de Savoye, mais tout mes recherches de comparaison onts etes avantguues premier [.]", [23. IX. 1775]), and on a forthcoming trip to Italy by his brother Leopold, his sister Maria Christina and her husband Prince Albert of Saxony, Duke of Teschen ([24 IX. 1775]).

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        Etat civil, politique et commercant, du Bengale; ou, histoire des conquetes & de l'administration de la compagnie Angloise dans ce pays. [Translated by J.N. Demeunier.]

      Gosse, fils, The Hague 1775 - First edition in French, 2 volumes, 8vo, engraved frontispieces, large folding map of Bengal, full contemporary calf gilt, previous owner's embossed stamps and rubberstamps on half-titles; very good copy. Bolts was a Dutch adventurer who entered the Bengal civil service and who got into trouble for private trading in the name of the East India Company. After being deported to England in 1768 he published this attack on the government in Bengal, in a series of arguments questioning the wisdom of the East India Company's management of Indian commerce. Cox I, p. 298; James Ford Bell Library, B-303; Kress 7076. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Design of a Harpsichord executed in London, with different coloured woods, for the Empress of Russia

      London, 1775. Copper engraving with hand colour. Engraving by P. Begbie. In excellent condition with the exception of being trimmed just on the platemark on the left margin. Mild soiling, mostly marginal. A fine engraving of an ornate harpsichord designed for the Empress of Russia. Robert and his brother James Adam forever changed the face of British architecture by introducing innovative Classical design ideas. From 1754-57, Robert lived in Italy where he had a long productive friendship with Piranesi, which was inspirational for both men. Adam&#39;s first book, on Diocletian&#39;s palace in Dalmatia, is clearly very like the archaeological investigations Piranesi was making at the same time of similar ruins. Piranesi&#39;s friendship and passion for Roman Classicism were seminal influences on Adam, and the greatest single factor, other than his own talent, in the work Adam produced on his return to England. Upon his return, the brothers launched their career by building the Adelphi from the Thames to the Strand in London, which although not a commercial success at the time, included one of London&#39;s most cherished buildings, the Adlephi Theatre. Together, the Adam brothers designed and built some of the most famous buildings in England, including such bastions of English architecture as Kenwood House, Keddlestone Manor, and Syon House. To the interiors of their English country houses, the Adams brought wonderful ornamental elements in niches, lunettes, festoons and reliefs. Their classically designed buildings were so numerous in London that they changed the prevailing feel of the city and established their brand of neo-Classicism as the model of elegance and importance. It is asserted that the brothers originated the concept of the uniform facade attached to the typical English row house, an architectural device that distinguishes London buildings. This monumental contribution is evidenced in the Adams&#39; designs for Portland Place and Fitzroy Square, and these were used as architectural models for the whole city. The brothers brought their talents into other areas by designing furniture to complement their beautiful interiors and by creating and publishing a treatise of design entitled &#39;Works in Architecture&#39;. The work was published in three volumes over an extended span of time, beginning in 1773, with the final volume being published posthumously in 1822. Cf. Brunet I.47; cf. Lowndes I, p.8; DNB; Wilton-Ely, The Mind and Art of Giovanni Battista Piranesi.

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        Miscellaneous Designs of Various Pieces of Furniture, done for Different Persons, which are here Introduced in Order to Give More Utility and Diversity to the Work, and Contains as Follows

      London, 1775. Engraving by B. Pastorini. In excellent condition. A fine engraving of various pieces of ornate furniture, from Robert Adam&#39;s seminal work on British architecture. Robert and his brother James Adam forever changed the face of British architecture by introducing innovative Classical design ideas. From 1754-57, Robert lived in Italy where he had a long productive friendship with Piranesi, which was inspirational for both men. Adam&#39;s first book, on Diocletian&#39;s palace in Dalmatia, is clearly very like the archaeological investigations Piranesi was making at the same time of similar ruins. Piranesi&#39;s friendship and passion for Roman Classicism were seminal influences on Adam, and the greatest single factor, other than his own talent, in the work Adam produced on his return to England. Upon his return, the brothers launched their career by building the Adelphi from the Thames to the Strand in London, which although not a commercial success at the time, included one of London&#39;s most cherished buildings, the Adlephi Theatre. Together, the Adam brothers designed and built some of the most famous buildings in England, including such bastions of English architecture as Kenwood House, Keddlestone Manor, and Syon House. To the interiors of their English country houses, the Adams brought wonderful ornamental elements in niches, lunettes, festoons and reliefs. Their classically designed buildings were so numerous in London that they changed the prevailing feel of the city and established their brand of neo-Classicism as the model of elegance and importance. It is asserted that the brothers originated the concept of the uniform facade attached to the typical English row house, an architectural device that distinguishes London buildings. This monumental contribution is evidenced in the Adams&#39; designs for Portland Place and Fitzroy Square, and these were used as architectural models for the whole city. The brothers brought their talents into other areas by designing furniture to complement their beautiful interiors and by creating and publishing a treatise of design entitled &#39;Works in Architecture&#39;. The work was published in three volumes over an extended span of time, beginning in 1773, with the final volume being published posthumously in 1822. Cf. Brunet I.47; cf. Lowndes I, p.8; DNB; Wilton-Ely, The Mind and Art of Giovanni Battista Piranesi.

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        Design for furnishings

      London, 1775. Engraving by P. Begbie. In excellent condition with the exception of two tears on right margin. A fine architectural engraving of ornate mirrors and tables from Robert Adam&#39;s seminal work on British architecture. Robert and his brother James Adam forever changed the face of British architecture by introducing innovative Classical design ideas. From 1754-57, Robert lived in Italy where he had a long productive friendship with Piranesi, which was inspirational for both men. Adam&#39;s first book, on Diocletian&#39;s palace in Dalmatia, is clearly very like the archaeological investigations Piranesi was making at the same time of similar ruins. Piranesi&#39;s friendship and passion for Roman Classicism were seminal influences on Adam, and the greatest single factor, other than his own talent, in the work Adam produced on his return to England. Upon his return, the brothers launched their career by building the Adelphi from the Thames to the Strand in London, which although not a commercial success at the time, included one of London&#39;s most cherished buildings, the Adlephi Theatre. Together, the Adam brothers designed and built some of the most famous buildings in England, including such bastions of English architecture as Kenwood House, Keddlestone Manor, and Syon House. To the interiors of their English country houses, the Adams brought wonderful ornamental elements in niches, lunettes, festoons and reliefs. Their classically designed buildings were so numerous in London that they changed the prevailing feel of the city and established their brand of neo-Classicism as the model of elegance and importance. It is asserted that the brothers originated the concept of the uniform facade attached to the typical English row house, an architectural device that distinguishes London buildings. This monumental contribution is evidenced in the Adams&#39; designs for Portland Place and Fitzroy Square, and these were used as architectural models for the whole city. The brothers brought their talents into other areas by designing furniture to complement their beautiful interiors and by creating and publishing a treatise of design entitled &#39;Works in Architecture&#39;. The work was published in three volumes over an extended span of time, beginning in 1773, with the final volume being published posthumously in 1822. Cf. Brunet I.47; cf. Lowndes I, p.8; DNB; Wilton-Ely, The Mind and Art of Giovanni Battista Piranesi.

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        Elevation of the House of the Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufacturers & Commerce, Situated in John Street, Adelphi

      London, 1775. Engraving by T. Vivares. In excellent condition with the exception of some paper discolouration in the bottom right corner of the sheet. A fine architectural engraving of a part of the vast Adelphi development in London; the largest project undertaken by the Adam brothers. Robert and his brother James Adam forever changed the face of British architecture by introducing innovative Classical design ideas. From 1754-57, Robert lived in Italy where he had a long productive friendship with Piranesi, which was inspirational for both men. Adam&#39;s first book, on Diocletian&#39;s palace in Dalmatia, is clearly very like the archaeological investigations Piranesi was making at the same time of similar ruins. Piranesi&#39;s friendship and passion for Roman Classicism were seminal influences on Adam, and the greatest single factor, other than his own talent, in the work Adam produced on his return to England. Upon his return, the brothers launched their career by building the Adelphi from the Thames to the Strand in London, which although not a commercial success at the time, included one of London&#39;s most cherished buildings, the Adlephi Theatre. Together, the Adam brothers designed and built some of the most famous buildings in England, including such bastions of English architecture as Kenwood House, Keddlestone Manor, and Syon House. To the interiors of their English country houses, the Adams brought wonderful ornamental elements in niches, lunettes, festoons and reliefs. Their classically designed buildings were so numerous in London that they changed the prevailing feel of the city and established their brand of neo-Classicism as the model of elegance and importance. It is asserted that the brothers originated the concept of the uniform facade attached to the typical English row house, an architectural device that distinguishes London buildings. This monumental contribution is evidenced in the Adams&#39; designs for Portland Place and Fitzroy Square, and these were used as architectural models for the whole city. The brothers brought their talents into other areas by designing furniture to complement their beautiful interiors and by creating and publishing a treatise of design entitled &#39;Works in Architecture&#39;. The work was published in three volumes over an extended span of time, beginning in 1773, with the final volume being published posthumously in 1822. Cf. Brunet I.47; cf. Lowndes I, p.8; DNB; Wilton-Ely, The Mind and Art of Giovanni Battista Piranesi.

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        Design of the Entablature & Britannic Order for the Gateway Proposed for Carleton House

      London, 1775. Engraving by D. Cunego. In excellent condition with the exception of being trimmed just outside the platemark on left margin. Mild soiling lower left quadrant. A fine engraving of the entablature and columns of the celebrated Carleton House in London. Robert and his brother James Adam forever changed the face of British architecture by introducing innovative Classical design ideas. From 1754-57, Robert lived in Italy where he had a long productive friendship with Piranesi, which was inspirational for both men. Adam&#39;s first book, on Diocletian&#39;s palace in Dalmatia, is clearly very like the archaeological investigations Piranesi was making at the same time of similar ruins. Piranesi&#39;s friendship and passion for Roman Classicism were seminal influences on Adam, and the greatest single factor, other than his own talent, in the work Adam produced on his return to England. Upon his return, the brothers launched their career by building the Adelphi from the Thames to the Strand in London, which although not a commercial success at the time, included one of London&#39;s most cherished buildings, the Adlephi Theatre. Together, the Adam brothers designed and built some of the most famous buildings in England, including such bastions of English architecture as Kenwood House, Keddlestone Manor, and Syon House. To the interiors of their English country houses, the Adams brought wonderful ornamental elements in niches, lunettes, festoons and reliefs. Their classically designed buildings were so numerous in London that they changed the prevailing feel of the city and established their brand of neo-Classicism as the model of elegance and importance. It is asserted that the brothers originated the concept of the uniform facade attached to the typical English row house, an architectural device that distinguishes London buildings. This monumental contribution is evidenced in the Adams&#39; designs for Portland Place and Fitzroy Square, and these were used as architectural models for the whole city. The brothers brought their talents into other areas by designing furniture to complement their beautiful interiors and by creating and publishing a treatise of design entitled &#39;Works in Architecture&#39;. The work was published in three volumes over an extended span of time, beginning in 1773, with the final volume being published posthumously in 1822. Cf. Brunet I.47; cf. Lowndes I, p.8. DNB; Wilton-Ely, The Mind and Art of Giovanni Battista Piranesi.

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        ELEMENTOS DE TODAS LAS CIENCIAS

      Imp de D. Manuel Martín - Madrid. 1775. 15x10. Magnifica Obra de Ciencias de epoca,con sus 11 correspondientes láminas. 1a Edición. Difícil en comercio. 399pag + 9h tablas. Ref 9.8 Biblioteca AD. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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

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

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        Journal of the Resolution's Voyage, in 1772, 1773, 1774, and 1775. On Discovery to the southern hemisphere, by which the non existence of an undiscovered continent . is demonstratively proved. Also a journal of the Adventure's voyage, in the years 1772, 1773, and 1774. With an account of the separation of the two ships

      London 1775 - 1 folding engraved map, 5 engraved plates, extra-illustrated with 1 folding engraved map "Part of the Tropical Discoveries of the Resolution Sloop Captain J. Cook in 1774" Light dampstaining to a few leaves, some minor foxing. Modern paneled calf, gilt leather label "The first printed account of man's entry into the region south of the Antarctic circle" (Spence) and the earliest published complete account of Cook's second voyage, issued at least eighteen months prior to the official version. "A rare work . contain[ing] details of many events not recorded in the official account, and a preface recording the causes which led Banks and his staff to withdraw from the expedition at the last moment. Accordingly it is a vital second voyage item." (Davidson). The second voyage included the first crossing of the Antarctic circle, making Marra's narrative the earliest firsthand account of the Antarctic, and the engraved plates are the first depictions of that region. Due to the strict regulations against private publications, the work was published anonymously, but the identity of the author did not remain a mystery for long. "Correspondence between Cook and the Admiralty shows that the author was John Marra, one of the gunners' mates in the Resolution. He was an Irishman whom Cook had picked up at Batavia during the first voyage. He made an abortive attempt to desert at Tahiti on 14 May 1774, an escapade of which Cook took so lenient a view that he says - 'I know not if he might have obtained my consent, if he had applied for it in proper time.' This did not, however, as Marra states at p. 241, prevent his being put in irons." (Holmes). This copy contains the extremely rare extra folded map, "Part of the Tropical Discoveries of the Resolution Sloop Captain J. Cook in 1774," which is noted by Beddie and Rosove, but which is not called for in most of the references. This map has been present in only three of the twenty-five copies of the first edition sold at auction in the last thirty or so years. The chart appears opposite the first page of text and shows New Caledonia and the Great Cyclades islands to the north and Norfolk island to the south. It is a most interesting production, and is to be found in two states: first, as here with the engraver's name and with the position of Norfolk Island incorrectly placed 4° too far south; and second, with the engraver's name erased (but just visible), with Norfolk Island's latitude corrected. The chart follows two of the Gilbert manuscript charts (see David 2.225/6/) in spelling Ballabeah Isle with a final "h," unlike all the other manuscript charts. We have a definite date for the corrected issue of this chart, as it accompanied the article, "Late Voyages of the Resolution and Adventure," published in the Gentleman's Magazine , Vol. XLVI, 1776 (edited by David Henry), opposite page 120 in the March issue. Therefore, it seems probable that the uncorrected chart found its way into copies of Marra issued during the last two or three months of 1775. Bagnall 630; Beaglehole II, pp.cliii-clv; Beddie 1270; Conrad p.13; Davidson p.60; Hill (2004) 1087; Hocken, p.14; Holmes 16; Kroepelien 809; O'Reilly-Reitman 379; Rosove 214.A1b; Sabin 16247; Spence 758; Streeter Sale 2408. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The PENNSYLVANIA EVENING POST. Vol. I. Numb. I. Tuesday, January 24, 1775

      Philadelphia:: Printed by Benjamin Towne,. 1775.. Folded size: 10-1/8" x 8-1/4". 1 printed sheet, folded once vertically yielding 4 pages. At the base of p. 4 Towne lists his terms of subscription.. 1st printing. INSCRIBED by Towne in p. 1 lower margin. "This Day rec&#39;d of Mr ??? five shillings. Benjn Towne". Sheet mostly separated along spine fold. Upper right quadrant of. first leaf detached. Lacking the upper right quadrant of the 2nd. leaf. A Fair copy of this rare survivor from the late Colonial. period.. Towne&#39;s Pennsylvania Evening Post began with this inaugural issue, published [initially, at least] tri-weekly, continuing through 1784, albeit with hiatuses during the war. While not particularly long-lived, this newspaper is today celebrated for two distinctions.... On July 6, 1776, the Pennsylvania Evening Post would be the first American newspaper to print the Declaration of Independence. Further, in 1783, the paper&#39;s name was modified to "The Pennsylvania Evening Post, and Daily Advertiser", which heralded the establishment of "the first daily newspaper published in the country." [Bingham, History of American Newspapers]. &#11;&#11;Bingham notes 11 institutional holdings of this first appearance. Uncommon in the trade.

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        Marmora et adfines aliquos lapides coloribus suis exprimi. Abbildungen der Marmor-Arten und einiger verwandten Steine nach der Natur auf das sorfältigste mit Farben erleuchtet, gestochen und herausgegeben...

      . Nürnberg, auf Kosten des Verlegers, 1775. 4to. 38 pp., 30 beautifully engraved hand-coloured plates including 180 separate figures. Contemporary half calf.* Magnificent and outstanding colourplate book of the Mineral Kingdom. Sinkansas: "Very little is known about the author of this splendid work aside from that he gives in his title. It is depicting an almost infinitely-varied series of marbles and allied ornamental stones from deposits in Germany and nearby countries. Presumably each of the rectangular panels represents the appearence of a polished slab, with most plates depicting six such pieces, but others two, four, and as many as nine, while one is immediately captivated by the richness and depth of the watercoloring, often heightened by the application of opaque white for veinlets, it can be seen that under each painting lies a complex, lightly-incised network of lines, almost like rouletting, over which the colors have been laid... This first edition should have between 54 and 98 plates of which we hold about half or one third, including the "Bayreutische, Würtembergische, Neresheimische Marmor". The text is in Latin and German. Ex libris of Groeninghe Velt of the Borluut family in Flanders pasted in on front. A few text pages slightly browned without touching any plates however. Landwehr, 1; Sinkankas, 7281-7282..

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        MISCELLANIES. In Two Volumes.

      Printed for W. Flexney [et al],, Oxford: 1775 - Shepherd was a "Church of England clergyman and theological writer, . who matriculated from Corpus Christi College, Oxford, on 1 December 1749 at the age of seventeen. . After considering a military career he took orders in the Church of England and eventually was appointed chaplain to Thomas Thurlow, bishop of Lincoln and later of Durham; Thurlow's nomination gained Shepherd the archdeaconry of Bedford in July 1783. He was elected a fellow of the Royal Society in May 1781, and in 1788 he was Bampton lecturer at Oxford. In 1792 he was instituted to the rectory of Wetherden and Helmingham in Suffolk by Lord Chancellor Thurlow, brother of the bishop, and he held these preferments until his death.Shepherd published a wide selection of writings, including poetry and drama, although he came to concentrate on theology. His poetry was not unsuccessful: his Ode to Love (1755?) was reprinted in 1760 and The Nuptials (1761) went into three editions. Most of his poetic and dramatic pieces were included in the two-volume Miscellanies (1775). Several of Shepherd's theological works went into two or more editions, including his response to Soame Jenyns in The Review of a Free Enquiry (1759), The Requisition of Subscription to the Thirty-Nine Articles (1771), and Reflections on the Doctrine of Materialism (1779), addressed to Joseph Priestley. Shepherd published regularly throughout his life; his last piece was No False Alarm, or, A Sequel to Religious Union (1808). He died at the parsonage at Wetherden on 3 January 1809." [ODNB]. "The first volume [of Miscellanies] consists primarily of verse, and includes odes, elegies, and two long poems, 'The Nuptials' and the dramatic poem 'Hector'; at the end is a letter to Sir William Jones on education. The second volume contains the author's philosophical writings, particularly his letters to Soame Jenyns occasioned by the latter's 'Free Enquiry into the Origin and Nature of Evil." [Quaritch]. Shepherd's works are now uncommon in the trade. This 2 volume work is offered with 2 other Shepherd titles, TavBooks ID #37012 & 37013. The listed price is for all 4 volumes. Light binding wear. Prior owner bookplate/signature. Overal, an attractive Very Good Plus copy. Period bindings of full light brown spotted calf with elaborate gilt decorated spine; dentelles & marbled paper eps. Pale yellow edge stain. 16mo, gathered in 8s. 7-3/16" x 4-5/8". 1st collected edition. OCLC records 8 institutional holdings. [2], ii, iv, [4], 301, [1 (blank)]; [4], vi, [7] - 282 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Descriptions des arts et metiers. Tome III

      Neuchatel: Imprimerie de la La Société Typographique, 1775. Ril piena pelle d&#39;epoca con 5 nervi e tassello titolo.(leather binding). Molto buono (Very Good)/Abrasioni e fori di tarlo alla copertina. Pagine interne e tavole in ottimo stato (Abrasions and little holes at covers). 8vo.

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        LETTERS WRITTEN BY THE LATE RIGHT HONOURABLE PHILIP DORMER STANHOPE, EARL OF CHESTERFIELD, TO HIS SON, PHILIP STANHOPE, ESQ Late Envoy Extraordinary at the Court of Dresden: Together with Several Other Pieces on Various Subjects. Published by Mrs Eugenia Stanhope from the Originals Now in Her Possession

      London Printed for J. Dodsley 1775 - Sixth edition. Four volumes, Finely bound by Bumpus in half brown crushed morocco over marbled boards. Lettered in gilt on the spine. All edges speckled. A near fine set, intermittently foxed and spines lightly sunned. Book plate of previous owner on each front pastedown. Marbled endpapers. Black and white frontis of Chesterfield. The Fourth Earl of Chesterfield (1694-1773) was a British Statesman and man of letters. This work consists of over 400 letters, giving advice on how to conduct himself, sent to his illegitimate son, Philip Stanhope, when he started at Westminster School in 1737 and continued until his death in 1768. When the letters were first published Samuel Johnson described them as teaching "the morals of a whore and the manners of a dancing master". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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