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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'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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        Arpentage des terres, prés, vignes et bois appartenants à Mre Louis Hector Besançon, Ecuyer, Conseiller du Roy, officier de panneterie de Sa Majesté, demeurant à Dimont ; fait par Pichot arpenteur royal au bailliage de Sens, au mois de janvier 1775.

      S.l. 1775 - in-4 carré, 36 ff. chiffrés (les 6 dern. non renseignés), [31] ff. vierges, portant 26 schémas d'arpentage finement aquarellés et légendés en regard, écriture grosse et parfaitement lisible, chaque feuillet dans un encadrement noir, basane marbrée, dos à nerfs orné, tranches rouges (reliure de l'époque). Très intéressant manuscrit d'arpentage, à l'exécution très soignée : les plans, très précis, sont orientés, et présentent une couleur différente selon la nature de l'occupation des sols (beige pour les terres ensemencées, vert pour les prés, jaune pour les vignes) ; chaque plan est légendé en regard, avec les mentions d'usage et de superficie. Toutes les terres décrites sont sises sur la paroisse de Dimont, actuellement village d'environ 300 habitants dans le département du Nord. Le premier plan détaille la demeure à l'intérieur du village, et le dernier (f. 30) le fief de la Guénardie, sur la route de Dimont à Cériziers. Les feuillets restant devaient sans doute servir à compléter le document, mais ne furent jamais utilisés. Les arpenteurs royaux, établis deux par bailliage (- sénéchaussée) ou par ville (- bourg), étaient des officiers au même titre que les notaires et les avoués ; leur tarif était plus élevé s'ils opéraient en-dehors de leur ressort, ce qui est le cas ici, puisque Pichot appartient au bailliage de Sens. Bel exemplaire.

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        "Kirch-Eurle", mit einer gefangenen Maus.

      . altkol. Kupferstich v. A. L. Wirsing aus Dietzsch, Sammlung meist deutscher Vögel, um 1775, 29 x 18,5 (H). Fine Bird Books, S. 91. - Sehr selten ! Very rare ! Farbfrisch und sehr gut erhalten.

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        Bibliotheca Askveiana... Auction catalogue of Anthony Askew's library, with prices realized

      London: Baker & Leigh, 1775. <p>Royal Paper Copy</p><p>Askew, Anthony (1722-74). Bibliotheca Askeviana. . . . 8vo. vi, 149 [1]pp. Prices realized entered in ms. in ruled margins. London: Baker & Leigh, 1775. 241 x 155 mm. (royal [large] paper copy). Modern quarter calf, spine a little faded, a few scuff-marks. Lightly browned, title a little soiled, but very good. Bookplate.</p><p>First Edition, Royal Paper Copy, with the price "four shillings" at the foot of the title; see below. The auction catalogue of the celebrated library formed by the physician and classical scholar Askew, third owner of the famous gold-headed cane and an ardent bibliophile; this is a particularly desirable copy, on large paper and with prices realized entered in a contemporary hand. De Ricci states that Askew "attempted to secure a complete series of all the Greek classics ever published; he purchased privately R. Mead&#39;s Greek manuscripts, the papers of Dr. Taylor and some fine early classical codices from the library of the Maffei family" (p. 52). Besson, in Thornton&#39;s Medical Books, Libraries and Collectors (p. 280) states that "rare manuscripts and choice editions in exquisite bindings abounded in [Askew&#39;s] library, and Askew has been credited with having made bibliomania fashionable. . . . After the death of Askew, the library was sold at an auction which lasted from 13 February to 7 March 1775. The catalogue of the collection was sold at one shilling and sixpence, with a few copies on royal [large] paper at four shillings . . . ." Among the principal purchasers of Askew&#39;s books were William Hunter, the British Museum, and the kings of England and France. DNB. Waller 18043. </p>

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        Jus Civile Abbreviatum Redactum: Ad Definitiones, Distinctiones.

      1775 - Scarce Spanish Textbook on the Institutes with an Unusual Format Jugla y Font, Antonio. Jus Civile Abbreviatum Redactum: Ad Definitiones, Distinctiones & Quaestiones, Clare & Breviter Definitas, & Singulos Institutionum, Seu Elementorum Justiniani Principis Libros, Ac Titulos, Breviter Atque Perspicue Persequentes, & Enucleantes. Valencia: Typis Francisci Burguete, 1775. [viii], 181 pp. Octavo (6" x 4"). Contemporary vellum, early hand-lettered title to spine. Some edgewear and light staining to boards, hinges just starting at ends, a few partial cracks to text block, minor worming to pastedowns. Early owner bookplate to front pastedown, light toning to text, internally clean. A nice copy of a scarce title. * First edition. This is a textbook on Roman law based on the Institutes of Justinian. Each section is condensed into a few sentences arranged as a series of questions and answers. In many cases, these are followed by references. OCLC locates 1 copy of this edition in North America (at the Library of Congress) and 2 copies worldwide of a 1796 edition (At UC-Berkeley Law Library and the Biblioteca Nacional, Madrid). Another copy dated 1785 located at Harvard Law School. Palau, Manual del Librero Hispanoamericano 125855. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Coast of West Florida and Louisiana. The Peninsula and Gulf of Florida or Channel of Baham with the Bahama Islands.

      London, Sayer & Bennet 1775 - Thomas Jefferys The Coast of West Florida and Louisiana. The Peninsula and Gulf of Florida or Channel of Bahama with the Bahama Islands. Engraving with beautiful original hand color: Plate size 19 3/8" x 49 ¼"; framed size 21 5/8" x 50 ½" London: Sayer & Bennett, 1775 Once owned by Barron von Nordenskiold Included in the American Atlas, this landmark map is a foremost example of Jefferys's best work, and became the standard sailing chart for the Bahamas and Florida in the late eighteenth century. Finely engraved with decorative embellishments including a large compass rose and sailing ships, this chart was unprecedented in terms of detail and accuracy. It stretches from the Bahamas and the southern tip of Florida to New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and the Mississippi, including bays and inlets, rivers, shoals, rocks, currents, soundings, towns, forts, and roads, as well as historical notes.

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        Le philosophe sans prétention, ou L'homme rare. Ouvrage physique, chymique, politique et moral, dédié aux savans, par M. D. L. F.

      Paris Clousier 1775 - LA FOLIE et MIRABEAU 2 textes reliés en 1 volume in-8, 349 pp., 1 vignette de titre, 1 gravure H.T. et 1 gravure à mi-page dessinées par L. S. et gravées par Boissel. Reliure pleine basane époque, dos à nerfs orné, pièces de titre, triple filet doré en encadrement sur les plats.(manque la coiffe supérieure, un mors fragile et fendillé). Édition originale. Louis-Guillaume de La Folie (171739-1780), négociant et chimiste rouennais, inspecteur des manufactures royales, membre de l'académie de Rouen. Son ouvrage s'inscrit pleinement dans le genre de la littérature utopique du XVIIIe siècle. Roman utopique avec le personnage du savant venu de Mercure, véritable roman d'anticipation avec les descriptions de découvertes scientiques et d'appareils futuristes. La Folie fait figure de précurseur dans ce domaine. La gravure représente un étrange appareil aéronef électrique. (voir Ciaronescu, Blavier, expo BNF Littérature utopique au XVIIIe) Relié à la suite : (MIRABEAU, Honoré-Gabriel Riqueti). Errotika Biblion. Rome (Neuchâtel), de l'imprimerie du Vatican, 1783. IV-191 pp. Gay II-150. : "L'objet du livre est de prouver que, malgrè la dissolution de nos moeurs, les anciens étaient beaucoup plus corrompus que nous, et l'auteur le fait méthodiquement et par une comparaison suivie. De là une érudition immense et les tableaux les plus licencieux,." Un des deux tirages de l'édition originale. L'ouvrage aurait été imprimé à Neuchâtel, le manuscrit original ayant été vendu à trois imprimeurs de cette ville qui le publièrent simultanément. Cet ouvrage fut rédigé par Mirabeau durant son emprisonnement au donjon de Vincennes entre 1777 et 1780. À Rome, l'ouvrage fut mis à l'index le 2 juillet 1794. L'Erotika Biblion est divisé en onze chapitres dont les titres sont masqués par des titres en hébreu ou en grec: Anagogie; L'anélytroïde; L'ischa; La toproïde; Le thalaba; L'anandryne; L'akropodie; Kadhésch; Béhémah; L'Anoscopie; La linguanmanie. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LA DEFENSE DE LA RELIGION, DE LA MORALE, DE LA VERTU, DE LA POLITIQUE ET DE LA SOCIETE

      Chez Moutard, Imprimeur-Libraire de la Reine, Paris 1775 - RO40129300: 356 pages. Tranche marbrée. Titre et caissons dorés sur le dos. Petits manques en coiffes de tête et de pied. Bords des plats frottés. Page de garde découpée avec manque dans sa partie supérieure. Dans la Réfutation des Ouvrages qui ont pour titre, l'un: 'Système social, ou Principes naturels de la Morale et de la Politique'. Avec un examen de l'influence du Gouvernement sur les moeurs. L'autre: 'La Politique naturelle, ou Discours sur les vrais principes du Gouvernement'. [Ouvrages de Paul-Henri Thiry, baron d'Holbach] Par le R.P. Ch. L. Richard, Professeur en Théologie, de l'Ordre & du Noviciat général des FF. Prêcheurs. In-8 Relié plein cuir. Etat d'usage. Couv. défraîchie. Mors fendus. Intérieur acceptable Classification Dewey : 840.05-XVIII ème siècle [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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.

      Robert Sayer, London 1775 - 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 Mexico and Depths of the Mississippi. Goss, Mapping of North America, 67 ; Folio

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

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

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        Disquisitio de Attractionibus Electivis [Dissertation of Elective Attractions]

      Upsala, Sweden: Johan Edman. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Fine. EXTREMELY RARE FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL WRAPPERS of Bergman&#39;s study of chemical affinities, including a large fold-out table, "the finest achievement in the tradition of affinity tables," and a major predecessor of the periodic table. "Tobern Bergman published his table of chemical affinities and his accompanying 90-page Latin Dissertation of Elective Attractions in 1775, approximately three-quarters of a century before Dmitri Mendeleev and Lothar Meyer published their periodic tables of the chemical elements..." Bergman "put himself to this enormous task [of classifying chemical affinities] and produced... the most elaborate affinity table so far, comprising 50 columns and constructed for two different analytical methods: dry and wet ways.... Bergman&#39;s table represented a giant stride in chemists&#39; capacity for analytic control. It listed 25 separate acids, 15 earths, and 16 metallic calces... Translated into French, German, and English, it won immediate recognition from the European chemical community, which indicates that the affinity table had a secure place in contemporary chemical theorizing" (Kim, Affinity, that Elusive Dream: A Genealogy of the Chemical Revolution. J.A. Schufle, Introduction, Dissertation on Elective Attractions. IN: Nova Acta Regiae Societatis, Vol II, pp. 161-250. [Note: There are two paginations of the same paper, one numbered 159-248, one numbered 161-250; no priority known.] Upsala: Johan. Edman, 1775. Quarto (9x11 in), original blue wrappers; uncut and almost entirely unopened; custom box. The whole volume offered. Complete with nine plates (including the two folding tables for the Bergman paper). While rare in any form, this is a nearly perfect copy in the exceedingly rare original wrappers.

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        L'Art du distillateur liquoriste contenant Le Bruleur d'eaux-de-vie, le Fabriquant de liqueurs, le Débitant, ou le Cafetier-Limonnadier.

      1775 - Livre ancien X, 153p. - 16 planches dépliantes gravées sur cuivre, dessinées par Goussier et gravées par Benard. Édition originale rare du plus complet traité du XVIIIe siècle concernant l'art de la distillation, augmentée en fin de volume d'une longue liste de recettes des liqueurs. Bien complet de la grande planche dépliante représentant l'intérieur de la boutique du limonadier, dans laquelle est décrit et représenté l'agencement des premiers cafés parisiens, avec la description des services à chocolat, punch, moussoir en buis, et autres « petits seaux remplis d'eau et de glace qui entourent la taupette ». [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Design for Pier Glass.

      London 1775 - A fine architectural engraving of ornate mirrors and tables from Robert Adam'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's first book, on Diocletian's palace in Dalmatia, is clearly very like the archaeological investigations Piranesi was making at the same time of similar ruins. Piranesi'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'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' 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 'Works in Architecture'. 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. Engraving by P. Begbie. In excellent condition with the exception of two tears on right margin.

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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 - A fine engraving of various pieces of ornate furniture, from Robert Adam'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's first book, on Diocletian's palace in Dalmatia, is clearly very like the archaeological investigations Piranesi was making at the same time of similar ruins. Piranesi'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'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' 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 'Works in Architecture'. 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. Engraving by B. Pastorini. In excellent condition.

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        Design for furnishings

      London 1775 - A fine architectural engraving of ornate mirrors and tables from Robert Adam'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's first book, on Diocletian's palace in Dalmatia, is clearly very like the archaeological investigations Piranesi was making at the same time of similar ruins. Piranesi'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'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' 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 'Works in Architecture'. 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. Engraving by P. Begbie. In excellent condition with the exception of two tears on right margin.

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        Designs for the Chimney Piece and Curtain Cornice at Sutton Park

      London 1775 - An elegant engraving showing the decorations of the chimney piece and curtain cornices at Sutton Park House, in North Yorkshire. 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's first book, on Diocletian's palace in Dalmatia, is clearly very like the archaeological investigations Piranesi was making at the same time of similar ruins. Piranesi'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'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' 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 'Works in Architecture'. 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. Engraving by B. Pastorini. In excellent condition.

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        Design of a Sedan Chair as executed for Her Majesty

      London 1775 - A fine engraving of the sedan chair designed for Queen Charlotte. 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's first book, on Diocletian's palace in Dalmatia, is clearly very like the archaeological investigations Piranesi was making at the same time of similar ruins. Piranesi'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'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' 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 'Works in Architecture'. 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. Engraving by P. Begbie. In excellent condition with the exception of some paper discolouration on the upper margin.

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        Jamaica from the latest Surveys; Improved and Engraved by Thomas Jefferys Geographer to the King

      Sawyer, Robert, London 1775 - With two inset views: One titled "The Harbour of Bluefields"; the other "The Harbours of Kingston and Port Royal"., Size : 495x650 (mm), 19.5x25.625 (Inches), Original Outline Coloring Very Good, a marginal tear not affecting the plate professionally repaired. Upper and lower portion of the central fold have been reinfoced.

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        The works of Richard Savage, Esq., son of the Earl Rivers

      London: T. Evans, 1775. Two volumes, octavo, engraved title vignettes; finely bound green morocco by Cecil & Larkins, faded at spine and extremities. First edition, and the first collected works by this prominent eighteenth-century poet and trouble-maker. This edition reproduces Dr. Johnson&#39;s famous biography upon which Savage&#39;s reputation rests, first published in 1744.

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        The first rebel-held Massachusetts printing of Thomas Gage's official report on the Battle of Bunker Hill, including a full list of the killed and wounded

      The October 5 - 12, 1775 edition of The New-England Chronicle or the Essex Gazette, (Cambridge: Samuel and Ebenezer Hall), 4 pages, 10" x 15.5". The issue features Gage's official report to Lord Dartmouth, Secretary of State for the Colonies, on the Battle of Bunker Hill. Subscriber's name in ink at top of first page, expected folds, partial separations along vertical spine crease, some irregular margins, light soiling and toning. Subtitled as a "Copy of a letter from the Honourable Lieutenant Governor Gage to the Earl of Dartmouth, dated Boston, June 25, 1775." Gage's report reads, in part: "...An alarm was given at break of day on the 17th instant, by a firing from the Lively, ship of war; and advice was soon afterwards received, that the rebels had broke ground, and were raising a battery on the heights of the peninsula of Charlestown, against the Town of Boston. They were plainly seen at work, and in a few hours a battery of six guns played upon their works. Preparations

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        Poems Written By Mr. William Shakespeare

      London: Reprinted for Thomas Evans Attractively rebound in cream vellum. Engraved portrait of Shakespeare on title page. Previous owner&#39;s book plate on front pastedown. viii, 250pp. Undated but 1775. Staining to the margins of the first 8 pages - no text affected. The text is the same as Thomas Bensons&#39; of 1640 and remained textus receptus till Malone&#39;s edition of 1780. . Full Leather. Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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        North America from the French

      Robert Sayer & J. Bennett, London 1775 - This is the 1775 state of the mapThis Jefferys map of the British Colonies is based upon D'Anville's map comes from one of the most important atlases of the American Revolutionary War period ?The American Atlas: Or, A Geographical Description of the Whole Continent of America .? This edition of the map was issued following the end of the French & Indian War and shows the Colonies just prior to the American Revolution. Further information in the cartouche state that ?the Boundaries of the Provinces since the conquest of Canada are laid down as settled by the King in Council.? The state of New Hampshire takes up all of Vermont. Depicted are British forts and the locations of various Native American Tribes just prior to the American Revolution., Size : 470x520 (mm), 18.5x20.5 (Inches), Hand Colored in Outline, 0

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        North America from the French of Mr. d'Anville improved with the British Surveys made Since the Peace

      Sayer & Bennett, London 1775 - A fine of copy this attractive map of North America Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville was the successor to Guillaume De l'Isle in the sense that he maintained the rigorous standard for accuracy that De l'Isle had established. D'Anville was the last French mapmaker to establish an international reputation which was superior to all his contemporaries, as witnessed by the respect shown by English cartographers and publishers during an era when the two countries were often at war and always hostile to one another. This D'Anville map was first appropriated by Thomas Jefferys in 1755, who used it to demonstrate French provocations that would lead imminently to war. In 1775, Sayer & Bennett revised Jefferys' map to show British colonial America as understood when the Revolution broke out. The Peace referred to in the title refers to the 1763 peace accord with France. The map is wonderfully detailed and informative giving accurately the locales of Indian tribes just west of the white colonies, particularly in the southeast. Stevens & Tree 51 (c); McCorkle 775.2. Copper engraved map with original outline colour. Repaired tears and creases in the upper margin, otherwise excellent.

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        ELEMENTS DE FORTIFICATION,

      Paris, Charles-Antoine Jombert, pere, Libraire du Roi pour l&#39;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&#39;un discours sur l&#39;utilite des places fortes; de nouvelles notes, et d&#39;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&#39;Art Militaire in the Encyclopedie of Diderot and D&#39;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&#39;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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        Travels Through the Middle Settlements in North America, In the Years 1759 and 1760

      Printed for R Marchbank, Dublin 1775 - xix+[3]+206 pages. Duodecimo (6 1/4" x 4") bound on original leather with raised spine bands with black spine label in gilt lettering. (Howes: 990) Second edition. First Dublin edition. Andrew Burnaby was a clergyman and traveler. Born in Ashfordby, Leicestershire, England, he was the eldest son and namesake of Reverend Andrew Burnaby, a well-to-do clergyman of the Church of England. The younger Burnaby attended Westminster School in 1748, and then Queens' College, Cambridge, where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1754 and his Master's degree in 1757. He spent 1759 and 1760 traveling though the American colonies, and afterward wrote Travels Through the Middle Settlements in North America, In the Years 1759 and 1760 (1775). Sometime afterward he was ordained, and from 1762 to 1767 he served as chaplain to the British factory in Leghorn, Italy. In 1769, soon after his return to England, he became vicar of Greenwich, and in 1786 archdeacon of Leicester. Upon his father's death in 1767 he inherited large estates in Huntingdonshire. Condition: Spine head chipped, rubbing to corners, old price 2/8 in old quill pen to front end paper, corner torn at page xix not affecting text else a very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La Cuisinière Bourgeoise, Suivie De L&#146;Office, À l&#146;usage de tous ceux qui se mêlent de dépenses de Maisons. Contenant la manière de connoître, dissequer & servir toutes sortes de viandes&#133;Nouvelle &

      Paris: Guillyn, 1775., 1775. 12mo. pp. xxiv, 528. modern vellum, yapp edges (minor worming in E gathering affecting just a few letters, occasional light marginal staining). New and enlarged edition of this French culinary classic, which was originally published in 1746 and frequently reprinted over the next century. In addition to recipes, the work includes alphabetical listings and explanations of cooking terms and utensils, and instructions for preparing menus appropriate for each of the four seasons. Barbier I 827. cfBitting p. 320. cfCagle 337-39. cfOberlé 114-18. cfSimon 1038-39. cfVicaire 235-38..

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        An Account of the Voyages undertaken by the order of His Present Majesty for making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere and successively performed by Commodore Byron, Captain Wallis, Captain Carteret and Captain Cook, in the Dolphin, the Swallow, and

      James Williams, Dublin 1775 - [suite du titre :] "the Endeavour : drawn up from the Journals which were kept by the several Commanders, and from the Papers of Joseph Banks, Esq. To which is added a Voyage to the North Pole, by Commodore Philips. In two volumes. Illustrated with Charts and elegant copper-plates." Dublin, James Williams, 1775. 2 volumes 20 x 13 cm (R), in-8°, 5 ff. + XXVIII pp. + 489 pp., 5 ff. + 529 pp. + 49 pp., avec, hors texte, deux grandes cartes dépliantes (cartes itinéraires) et 6 gravures sur cuivre dont 3 dépliantes, reliure de l'époque en plein veau, dos à 5 nerfs, orné de filets et fleurons dorés, pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin ornées. Edition pirate irlandaise de ce livre renfermant la narration du premier voyage de Cook, parue deux ans après l'originale. Une première édition dublinoise, plus économique encore, avait paru sans planche. Notre exemplaire est complet de toutes les cartes et gravures, bien sûr moins nombreuses que dans les luxueuses éditions de Londres de 1773. Ex-libris manuscrit ancien au titre (John Gones ?). Exemplaire plus que convenable, avec coiffes de tête élimées, mors très lég. fendillés, quelques traces blanches dans les mors et la dorure du tome 2, coins un peu émoussés, papier lég. bruni avec quelques rares piqûres éparses, quelques ombres, une déchirure sans manque de 8 cm environ dans la marge intérieure de la première carte, qui comporte par ailleurs un petit faux pli. // With two large folding maps showing the itinerary of the various navigators, and six engraved copper plates (3 folding), contemporary binding, full calf, spine withe 5 raised bands, fleurons and filets, morocoo orned labels. Pirat Irish edition of this narrative of the first travel of James Cook, published two years after the first edition. A previous Dublin edition, even cheaper, was published without any plate at all. Our copy has the maps and engravings it should, but there are of course much less engravings than in the two first London editions of 1773. Old inscription on title (John Gones ?). A more than acceptable copy, with small damages to upper headcaps, minor cracks to joints, some white stains to gilt and joints, corners slighlty blunt, paper slightly darkened, some occasional and rare dark foxing, a 8 cm tear without loss to the inner margin of the first map, which also has a minor wrong crease. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        AL BUEN GENIO encomienda sus Discursos históricos de la muy noble y muy leal CIUDAD DE MURCIA. Segunda impresión, añadida e ilustrada con algunas notas críticas.

      Fracisco Benedicto, Murcia 1775 - Folio m, 1b, 1h, frontis grb, 8h, 556p, 6h, 1b, 17 láms. con 157 escudos grabs. Plena piel, nervios, dorados en lomo, cortes pintados. "Buen ejemplar. Palau 47159 "Bien que la primera edición es codiciada por los bibliófilos, esta 2ª tiene más estima entre los estudiosos por haberse añadido noticias de familias nobles establecidas en Murcia despues de la muerte del autor, el complemento del catálogo de los obispos de Cartagena y Murcia hasta 1775, descripción de monumentos construídos después de 1621, y declaraciones de los colores que deben llevar los escudos según las reglas del blasón." Palau cita un mapa plegado que no aparece en este ejemplar. " 1775

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        DISCURSOS HISTORICOS DE LA MUY NOBLE Y MUY LEAL CIUDAD DE MURCIA.

      - 1775. LIBRO: (MURCIA). Murcia: Francisco Benedito, 1775. Folio. 8 h. + 556 p., 6 h. Texto a dos columnas ilustr. con 17 lám. de escudos heráldicos de familias murcianas, grabadas por Martin y Lariz. Portada grabada al cobre por Fernando Martín. Enc. restaurada en plena piel, hilos dorados en ambos planos. Palau 47159 cita un mapa que este ejemplar no posee. Bien que la primera edición es codiciada por los bibliófilos, esta segunda tiene más estima entre los estudiosos por haberse añadido noticias de familias nobles establecidas en Murcia después de la muerte del autor; el complemento del catálogo de los obispos de Cartagena y Murcia hasta 1775; descripción de monumentos construídos después de 1621 y declaraciones de los colores que deben llevar los escudos según las reglas del balsón. . [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        An Act to Restrain the Trade and Commerce of the Provinces of Massachuset's Bay and New Hampshire, and Colonies of Connecticut, and Rhode Island, and Providence Plantation, in North America, to Great Britain, Ireland, and the British Islands [1st Restraining Act]

      Charles Eyre and William Strahan, London 1775 - Title continued: "in the West Indies; and to Prohibit such Provinces and Colonies from Carrying on any Fishery on the Banks of Newfoundland, or other Places therein mentioned, under certain Conditions and Limitations." [2], 295-307, [1] p.; 31 cm. (folio). Disbound. Title page reads "Anno Regni Georgii III. . . . At the Parliament begun and holden at Westminster, the Twenty-ninth Day of November, Anno Domini 1774, in the Fifteenth Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Third . . . Being the First Session of the Fourteenth Parliament of Great Britain." Woodcut royal coat of arms above the imprint. Woodcut headpiece and historiated initial at the beginning of the act. The first of the Restraining Acts, which restricted trade in and out of the colonies of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. After July 1, 1775, enumerated goods were not to be shipped from those colonies to other colonies or to Great Britain; and after September 1, 1775, no goods were to be shipped to those colonies except from Great Britain, until "Peace and Obedience to the Laws" had been restored in those colonies. This restraint on trade by the American colonies was One of the events leading to the American Revolution. In Near Fine Condition: disbound; otherwise clean and bright.

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        An Abridgment of Penal Statutes, which exhibits at one View, The Offence; the Punishment or Penalty annexed to that Offence; The Mode of Recovering and Application of the Penalty; The Number of Witnesses and Justices necessary to convict , Etc, Etc

      W. Strahan and M. Woodfall, London 1775 - Collation, viii+558,38pp. Recentely bound in quarter calf, marble boards, raised bands, gilt lines, leather title label. Binding in excellent condition. Internally, no loose pages, title page strengthened on inner margin, slight loss on margin of title, without any loss of text, some occasional light browning. Pages in very good clean condition throughout. A very nice well bound copy.A57 Size: Oblong 8vo [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Histoire des Plantes de la Guiane Françoise, rangées suivant la méthode sexuelle, avec plusieurs mémoires sur différens objects intéressans, relatifs à la Culture & au Commerce de la Guiane Françoise .

      - Londres/ Paris, P.F. Didot jeune, 1775. 4 volumes (2 text volumes & 2 volumes of plates). 4to (250 x 194mm). pp. (4), 32, 1-621; (3), 622-976, 52, 160, with engraved frontispiece and 392 fine engraved plates. Contemporary mottled calf, richly gilt floral ornamented spines in 6 compartments, with 2 red gilt lettered labels. A fine copy of the first flora of French Guiana, profusely illustrated with excellent plates. "Aublet's further words on the conditions under which a naturalist worked in the French possessions are almost identical to those of Adanson with respect to his Senegalese years; the scorn of the other settlers, the absence of chances of financial reward, the hard-boiled mercenary attitude of his 'colleagues'. In addition to that are the hardships of trying to botanize in the tropical jungle with its - at that time - almost unknown hazards. . The 'Histoire' of 1775 is written, characteristically, in French and in Latin . it is remarkable that Aublet's book is fully Linnaean both with respect to taxonomy (the sexual system and the generic delimitations) and to nomenclature. It contains the descriptions of not less than 400 new species . it is still the basis for the study of the flora of the Guiana region" (Stafleu. Linnaeus and the Linnaeans, p. 283)."It is clear that Fusée Aublet should be considered one of the 'founding fathers' of neotropical ethnobotany. Although most botanists think of his 'Histoire des Plantes de la Guiane Françoise' as a taxonomic treatise, Aublet was in fact sent to French Guiana as an Apothecary-Botanist. His book describes uses of 124 species from 56 different families. That he employed many of the plants himself and that he used many of the vernacular names as the bases for his Latin names seems to indicate a high regard for the botanical sophistication of his indigenous colleagues" (Plotkin, Boom & Allison. The Ethnobotany of Aublet's 'Histoire des Plantes.' p. 2).One plate with some marginal browning.Provenance: Armorial bookplate of J. Lanjouw.Stafleu & Cowan 206; Nissen BBI, 54. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Del risorgimento d&#146;Italia negli studi nelle arti e ne&#146; costumi dopo il mille [.]. Parte seconda dell&#146; arti e de&#146; costumi.

      Bassano, Remondini, 1775. - Large 8vo. 2 vols. LX, 395, (1) pp. VIII, 430 pp. With engr. frontispiece. Contemp. Italian marbled wrappers with ms. label to spine. First ed. - Concise history of Italian culture from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance. Vol. 1 treats "Studi", vol. 2 concerns language, poetry, art, festivities, performances, luxury, trade, costumes, etc. From the library of the writer Ludwig von Ficker (1880-1967), friend of the Austrian poet Georg Trakl, with his exlibris on the front pastedown. RISM B VI, 145. Parenti 85 ("1786"). Cf. Gamba 2157 (Opere 1780). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Ogygia Vindicated: Against the Objections of Sir George MacKenzie, King's Advocate for Scotland in the Reign of King James II (A Posthumous Work)

      Printed for G. Faulkner, Dublin 1775 - EXTERIOR POOR, INTERIOR GOOD+ CONDITION. Title continues: "To Which is Annexed an Epistle from John Lynch, D.D. to M. Boileau, the Historian of the University of Paris, on the Subject of Scotish Antiquities. With a Dissertation on the origin and Antiquities of the Antient Scots, and Notes, Critical and Explanatory, on Mr. O'Flaherty's Text, by C. O'Conor, Esq." SCARCE. [6], lxxxii, [2], 299pp, on laid paper, bound in polished calf covers, with spine label intact. Covers detached, showing worn edges/corners, endpapers detached, binding is tight, includes the List of Subscriber's, cellophane over the backstrip and on hinge of title page & ffp, occasional foxing. The book Ogygia traces Irish History back to the ages of Mythology and Legend, and was criticised for its scholarship by Sir George Mackenzie of Rosehaugh, Dean of Faculty at Aberdeen, culminating in this 1775 The Ogygia Vindicated, adding footnotes to the original work. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A History of the Island of Anglesey

      J Dodsley, London 1775 - From the invasion by the Romans until finally acceded to the Crown of England: Togeather with a distinct decription of the Towns, Harbours, Villages and other remarkable places in it; and of several Antiquities relating thereto never before made public. Serving as a supplement to Rowland's Mona Antiqua Restaurata. To which are also added, Memoirs of Owen Glendowr. Bound in recent dark brown half leather with marbled boards, gilt tooling. Spine has gilt tooling and title in gilt to maroon leather label. Internally, new endpapers, half title, title page, 88 pp, some ink notes in an old hand. A lovely copy. ( ESTC T139793. Lowndes 2136/7. COPAC. WoldCat) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Causes célebres, curieuses et intéressantes, de toutes les cours souveraines du royaume, avec les jugemens qui les ont décidées. Tome 1-24 (Cause 1 - 63)

      Paris, n.publ., 1775. - 24 tomes bound in 12 vols. Small 8vo (17x10 cm) Contemporary marbled calf, spines gilt, with title-labels (a few hinges partly broken, labels rubbed, some labels gone, gilt lettering faded; corners sl. bumbed), marbled endpapers. Convent-stamps verso titles and numbers on recto titles, but good interior condition. Exterior condition acceptable: see PICTURE. Text in French [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Elevation of a House at Whitehall Restore as a Board Room for the Paymaster General & Commissioners of Chelsea Hospital & Office for Invalids

      London 1775 - An elegant engraving showing the facade of a house in Whitehall, used as the offices for Chelsea Hospital. 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's first book, on Diocletian's palace in Dalmatia, is clearly very like the archaeological investigations Piranesi was making at the same time of similar ruins. Piranesi'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'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' 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 'Works in Architecture'. 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. Engraving by R. Blyth. In excellent condition, except for mild discolouration lower left.

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        De l'esprit du gouvernement économique.

      Paris, Chez Delalain, 1775. - Petit in-8 reliure 1/2 veau glacé, dos à 5 nerfs richement orné de fers dorés, pièce de titre rouge, tranches rouges (reliure postérieure) VIII-436 pp. + 4 pp. (approbation, privilège du roi). Il a été relié avec : "Rapport fait au comité de salut public sur les fabriques et le commerce de Lyon" par le citoyen VANDERMONDE, journal des arts et manufactures le 15 brumaire de l'an 3, 4 pp. non chiffrées + 48 pp. avec la mention manuscrite "aux élèves de l'école normale, envoyé par le Département du Puy-de-Dôme au citoyen Bonnefoy". [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: LE LUTRIN]
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