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        Four Discourses. I. On the Duty of a Christian Minister under the Obligation of conforming to a National Religion established by the Civil Powers. II. On the Questions, What is Christianity? and, Where is it to be learned? III. On the true Meaning of the Phrase, The Interests of Religion. IV. the Original Principles of the First Protestants. Delivered to the Clergy of the Archdeaconry of Cleveland, In the Years, 1767, 1769, 1771, and 1773.

      Newcastle upon Tyne: Printed by T. Saint for J. Wilkie. 1775 - FIRST EDITION. 8vo, pp. xlvii [xlviii blank], 202. BOUND WITH: FARMER (Hugh): An Inquiry into the Nature and Design of Christ's Temptation in the Wilderness. London: Printed for A. Millar.J. Buckland.and J. Waugh., 1761. FIRST EDITION. 8vo, pp. viii, 104. BOUND WITH: FARMER (Hugh): An Examination of the Late Revd M. Lemoine's Treatise on Miracles. London: Printed for T. Cadell.and J. Buckland., 1772. FIRST EDITION. 8vo, pp. 64. BOUND WITH: DAWSON (Benjamin): An Examination of an Essay on Establishments in Religion. With Remarks Upon it, considered as a Defence of the Church of England; And as an Answer to the Confessional. London: Printed for J. Johnson., 1767. FIRST EDITION. 8vo (in 4s), pp. xi [xii Errata], 110 [111 adverts, 112 blank], including half-title. BOUND WITH: [EVANSON (Edward)]: The Doctrines of a Trinity and the Incarnation of God examined upon the Principles of Reason and Common Sense. With a Prefatory Address to The King, As First of the Three Legislative Estates of this Kingdom. By a Minister of the Church of England from Birth and Education, and a Sincere Disciple of Jesus Christ from Choice and rational Conviction. [London]: Printed for the Author; and sold by S. Bladon., 1772. FIRST EDITION. 8vo, pp. 188. 5 volumes bound in fine contemporary tree calf, spine ornately gilt in compartments with ornaments of an urn, what looks like a palm tree, and a generic flower, black morocco label; a little wear to joints and spine slightly dried, but generally a fine copy. The item by Blackburne is the third in the volume, but I have listed it first because of his tenuous association with Dr. Johnson. He published a commentary on Johnson's life of Milton in 1780. Blackburne had also written an account of Johnson's relationship with Thomas Hollis in the same year. None of the pamphlets is particularly rare, nor could they be said to have any distinct thematic connection, except for opposition to total acceptance of the Thirty-Nine Articles of the Church of England. Volumes such as this are often disbound and their historical integrity destroyed. This one stays as it is; the autograph, probably contemporary, of "M. Wyvill" appears on the front paste-down end-paper. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Price Antiquarian Books, ABA, ILAB]
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        Samuel Schaarschmidts Diaetetik oder Lehre von der Lebensordnung für Gesunde und Krancke: zur Erhaltung u. Wiederherstellung d. Gesundheit

      Im Verlage Joh. Jacob Schützens seel. Wittwe, 1775.. 1007 Seiten + Register gebundene Ausgabe. Namens-Stempel auf Titelblatt, ohne Anstreichungen, Notizen etc. , in neuerem Pappdeckel gebunden

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        An Account of the Voyages Undertaken By The Order of His Present Majesty, For Making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere / A Voyage Towards The North Pole: Undertaken By His Majesty's Command

      James Williams, Dublin 1775 - And Successively Performed By Commordore Byron, Captain Carteret, Captain Wallis And Captain Cook, In The Dolphin, the Swallow, and the Endeavour: Drawn up from the Journals which were kept by the Several Commanders, and from the Papers of Joseph Banks. pp [4], 539. VOL 2. OF 2. ONLY. No maps, charts or engravings, 2nd Dublin edition, 8 well executed pencil sketches on front & rear endpapers. Bound in with: Phipps, Constatine John - A Voyage Towards The North Pole: Undertaken By His Majesty's Command, 1772 (published 1755). 2nd ed, pp 49. Corners and spine ends bumped & rubbed, leather scuffed and marked, page 39 almost loose, ex-library stamps to spine (paper). Else good Size: 8vo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Trip to Calais; a Medley Maritime sketch: being the poetical prosaical production of Timothy Timbertoe, Esq. Dedicated to a Duchess.

      Printed for the author and sold by J. Bew 1775 - FIRST EDITION, somewhat browned, 8 leaves reinforced at inner margins, pp. [i], ii, 60, 8vo, modern calf backed boards, signature of John Munnings at head of title This joyous squib is not to be confused with Foote’s comedy with the same title. It recounts a jolly excursion of a group of friends intent on pleasure, eating, drinking and signing songs. The only reference to Foote’s play comes towards the end, when another party of Englishmen join up with our heroes in Calais, and are asked for the latest news, one query being whether the play was out yet. The answer ‘No; it was stopped by the Duchess of Kingston.’ The play was ‘an overt attack on Elizabeth Chudleigh, duchess of Kingston, an influential figure who was currently facing trial on charges of bigamy. Foote dramatized Chudleigh as Lady Crocodile, but the lord chamberlain rejected his play during the summer of 1775. The feud between Foote and the duchess heated up as Foote first threatened to publish the play, then rejected a bribe from her, and later claimed he had lost £3000 by the work’s suppression’ (ODNB). There follows some discussion of ‘this great author’s writings.’ Just before this episode there is some political talk. ‘American matters were the chief camp of conversation, and some people looked upon the Yankees [as] a ridiculous rout of rebellious rascals, while others thought them an innocent and injured set of provoked provincials.’ ESTC records only BL, Cambridge and Rylands in the UK, though more in America. (ESTC T103856)

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      VEUVE DESAINT 1775 - R300001445: 916 pages. Dos à 5 nerfs. Titre et caisson dorés. Dixième édition augmentée considérablement, et mise en meilleur ordre. avec la vertu des simple, l'apothicairerie. les decisions du droit francais sur les matières rurales. et enrichies de figures en taille - douce. In-4 Relié plein cuir. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 630-Agriculture et techniques connexes [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      APUD - VID. SAVOYE, BROCAS, BARBOU, VIA JACOBAEA, PARIS 1775 - TITLE: PHILOSOPHIA AD USUM SCHOLARUM ACCOMMODATA - ETHICA SEU MORALIS 1775 AUTHOR: (UNSURE ABOUT TITLE, AUTHOR, PUBLISHER WITH THE BOOK BEING IN WHAT APPEARS TO BE LATIN!!!) AUCTORE - ANTONIO SEGUY PUBLISHER - (LOCATION) / COPYRIGHT: PARISIIS. APUD - VID. SAVOYE, BROCAS, BARBOU, VIA JACOBAEA, VIA MATHURINENFIUM 1775. EDITION: First Edition assumed CATEGORY: Foreign, History, Education, Decorative BINDING/COVER: Hardback without dust jacket COLOR: BROWN LEATHER CONDITION: (UNSURE ABOUT TITLE, AUTHOR, PUBLISHER WITH THE BOOK BEING IN WHAT APPEARS TO BE LATIN!!!) There is a light rubbing to some of the writing on the spine. The inside of book is really really clean and bright. There is on old signature on the verso of the first front free endpaper. Book is without other marks or writings, pages are clean and book is tight and sturdy. All the pages are present in book. SIZE: 4 x 7 (approximately) PAGES: 408 pages. Good/None dust jacket condition. BACKGROUND/DESCRIPTION: (UNSURE ABOUT TITLE, AUTHOR, PUBLISHER WITH THE BOOK BEING IN WHAT APPEARS TO BE LATIN!!!) AUCTORE - ANTONIO SEGUY, Presbytero Tutelate, facrae Facultatis Parifienfis Licentiato Theologo, atque in Studii Parifienfis Univerfitate Philofophiac Profeffore, docente in Collegio Marchiano. COMPETITIVE PRICING! Once paid, book(s) will ship immediately to customer (it's on the way), you are welcomed to email about shipment date! REFUNDS: All ViewFair books, prints, and manuscript items are 100% refundable up to 14 business days after item is received. InvCodePrc 900 E H V VIEWFAIR BOOKS: 007438 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Discurso sobre la educación popular de los artesanos y su fomento.

      Madrid 1775 - Madrid, en la imprenta de D. Antonio de Sancha, MDCCLXXV [1775]. 8º, 12 h, 475 p. Encuadernación en pasta española época, lomo cuajado en oro con motivos florales y tejuelos en rojo, cortes tintados, papel fuerte. Edición muy bien impresa con diferentes tipos de letra con bonitos grabados para cierres. Siguen ¿APENDICE A LA EDUCACIÓN POPULAR¿. - Parte primera que contiene las reflexiones, conducentes a entender el origen de la decadencia de los oficios y artes en España. LII p. 2 h. 500 p. 1 h. - Parte segunda que contiene como mejorar las fábricas antiguas o establecerlas de nuevo. CCLXVI p. 3 h. 271 p. [272]. - Parte tercera que contiene un discurso sobre la legislación gremial de los artesanos. CCLXX p. 2 h. 306 p. 1 h. Magnífico estado de conservación. NOTA: Para ser obra completa es necesario un último apéndice. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      - En Madrid, Imp. de D. Antonio Sancha, 1775, 10x15, 12 hojas. 475 págs. Plena pasta española con tejuelo, lomo cuajado, cortes pintados. Junto con Apéndice a la Educación Popular, parte primera que contiene: las reflexiones, conducentes a entender el origen de la decadencia de los oficios y artes en España, durante el siglo pasado., Madrid, Imp. de Antonio de Sancha, 1775, 11x15, LII-500 págs. Encuadernado en holandesa piel con nervios. (Obra importantísima de economía. El apéndice primero comprende la reimpresión de las rarísimas obras de Don Miguel Álvarez Osorio Redín: "Extensión política y económica", "El Zelador General para el bien común de todos", "Discurso universal de las causas que ofenden la Monarquía" y el "Epítome de los Discursos" de Francisco Martínez de la Mata. Todo esto con notas y advertencias de Campomanes. (5510).

      [Bookseller: Librería J. Cintas]
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      Imprenta de D. Antonio de Sancha - Madrid. Imprenta de D. Antonio de Sancha. 1775. 15X10. 13h+475Pág+2h. Pasta española. Buen estado. Bellíssimo ejemplar de los metodos economicos y constitucionales de la época. La Obra que presentamos era de Juan del Valle (foto,Balle), diputado por Cataluña. Fue elegido Secretario de las Cortes por setenta y seis votos, y Vicepresidente por sesenta y siete, frente a los treina y tres de Martinez de Tejada y los ocho de Gonzalez Colombres. En el debate sobre la Memoria de la gestión de los Ministros, de forma contundente afirmó, que tenia que decir verdades amargas que demostrarían hasta la evidencia que en los negocios públicos no habia un plan fijo y sistemático, añadiendo, a continuación, que la falta de orden y de sistema en los ramos de la administración pública traía consigo la ruina de la Patria. Ref 7.4 Biblioteca A [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Travels through the Middle Settlements in North-America. In the Years 1759 and 1760. With Observations upon the State of the Colonies.

      Printed for T. Payne, London 1775 - xvi, 198 pp. Sm. 8vo. Later half calf over marbled boards, raised bands, gilt titles. "Valuable as exhibiting a view of the colonies immediately preceding the Revolutionary War," Sabin. Andrew Burnaby (1732-1812) was a native of Leicestershire, a graduate of Queen's College Cambridge, and later the Vicar of Greenwich. "This book . gave much information on the animals and birds of North America and its climate, but as regards the political situation Burnaby was to be proved a false prophet: he thought a permanent union of the colonies would be impossible because of their disagreements and mutual jealousies," (DNB). Howes B995. Sabin 9359. Larned 833. Bibliography of Virginia 675. Lowndes 318. A very good copy, worn along the joints, occasional soiled leaves, binding tight. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Two decrees (in Russian)

      Moscow: Meisto Pechati [first piece], 17 & 19 March 1775 - 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 (RUSSIA) Folio. [2]; 6, [2 blank]. The two pieces loosely stitched together. Some stains, not affecting legibility, stitchmarks, light soiling else very good [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Geschichte des ostindischen Handels vor Mohammed.

      Gotha, Carl Wilhelm Ettinger, 1775. - 8vo. X, 82 pp. Wrappers. First edition of this exceptionally rare study in historical economics, exploring the ancient trade routes to East India and Arabia in pre-Muhammadian times, citing many Greek sources. The linguist J. G. Eichhorn (1752-1827) was professor of oriental languages at Göttingen, where he also taught political history and literary history. - A very clean, well-preserved copy: contemporary note of acquisition on title page; two typographical errors noted on the errata page have been corrected by the owner. Kress 7102. Roscher 913. ADB V, 731. OCLC 65352288. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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      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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        Romans et contes.

      S.n. 1775 - - S.n., A Londres 1775, 2 tomes en 2 Vol. in 18 (8x14cm), 303pp. et 302pp. (4), relié. - Nouvelle édition. La première collective semble avoir paru en 1767. Plein Veau blond d'époque glacé et marbré. Dos lisse orné. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Bel exemplaire. L'édition regroupe les oeuvres suivantes : Le Sultan Misapouf et la princesse Grisemine ; Histoire de la Félicité ; Zulmis et Zelmaïde ; Tant mieux pour elle. Homme de lettre typique de cette période du XVIIIe, ami de Voltaire, galant homme hantant les salons littéraires, Voisenon fut un auteur dramatique et rédigea des contes et romans libertins qui sont parmi les fleurons de cette époque bénie en contes licencieux. Les contes sont pour la plupart orientaux, à la fois fantaisistes et légers; ils font admettre la plus grande licence sans la moindre grivoiserie. 303pp. et 302pp. (4) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Grammar of the Persian Language.

      London: Printed by J. Richardson 1775 - Second edition, small 4to in 2’s, (ii), xix, (i), 147, (45) pp. First three and final leaves with edges slightly chipped, some marginal browning. Recent half calf, marbled boards, black spine label. Appointed tutor to Lord Althorp while still at Oxford, Jones was a renowned oriental scholar as well as a friend of many of the learned men of the day such as Garrick and Burke. Appointed as a Judge to Calcutta in 1783 the last decade of his life was prolific; he founded the Bengal Asiatic society and became the first Englishman to master Sanskrit.

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      London. 1775.. [12],464pp. plus folding map. Half title. Quarto. Contemporary calf; rebacked, preserving original gilt morocco label. Light wear to binding, modern bookplate on rear pastedown. Very good. Adair, "one of the most colorful figures in Southern colonial history" (Clark), came to America in 1735. He was heavily involved in trading with the Indians of the Southeast, including the Catawba, Cherokee, and Chickasaw, between 1735 and 1759, and this work contains a chapter on each of these major tribes. Considered by many to be the leading authority of his time on the southeast Indians, he offers detailed descriptions of Indian customs and religion, with many observations on Indian trade and traders. A large portion of the work is devoted to Adair's twenty-three arguments by which he attempts to prove the descent of the Indians from the Lost Tribes of Israel. The map "illustrates a Southeast with the Indians safely tucked away in the interior wilderness, exactly the condition Adair's readers would have approved of" (Cumming & De Vorsey). HOWES A38, "b." PILLING, PROOF-SHEETS 18. CLARK I:28. VAIL 643. FIELD 11. JCB (3)I:2013. SERVIES 517. BELL A59. SABIN 155. GRAFF 10. CUMMING & DE VORSEY 448.

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      J. Dodsley 1775 - A COLLECTION OF POEMS IN SIX VOLUMES BY SEVERAL HANDS. A COLLECTION OF POEMS IN FOUR VOLUMES BY SEVERAL HANDS. London: J. Dodsley, 1775. 10 volumes. 8vo. Matching bindings. Full calf/gilt/red and black leather spine labels. engravings, illus. engravings. A few of the missing spine labels have been replaced with modern matching labels, some of the hinges are either weak or partially cracked, overall a very nice Very Good leatherbound hardcover set [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Das neue Testament unsers Herrn Jesu Christi, in die Niederlausitzische wendische Sprache übersetzt von Gottlieb Fabricio.

      Cottbus, Kühnischer Verlag, 1775. - Mit großem Titelkupfer sowie mehreren größeren Textvignetten. de 2000 Einband leicht berieben, Buchrücken mit kleiner (unauffälliger) Oberflächenreparatur. Sonst sehr gutes, augenscheinlich nur wenig benutztes Exemplar dieser überaus seltenen Bibel in wendischer Sprache; die Schließen intakt und sehr gut erhalten; Seiten sauber und fleckenfrei. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben). 8 Bl., 1060 S., 2 Bl. Brauner Original-Ganzlederband mit zwei Metallschließen, diese mit eingravierter Ornamentik, Buchdeckel mit geprägten Umlaufleisten, blau marmorierter Buchschnitt.

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      - Berlin et se trouve à Paris, Saillant & Nyon, 1775-1780, 11x17, cinq ( 5 vols ) volumes, complet . Reliure en plein veau moucheté. Dos à 5 nerfs, caissons encadrés et décorés de motifs dorés. Pièces de titre rouges et de tomaison vertes (sauf le volume I qui est jaune). Encadrement des plats à froid, filet doré sur les coupes. Tranches rouges. Deux planches dépliantes dans le premier volume, une dans le tome deux, cinq dans le troisième et deux dans le quatrième. Papier frais, presque sans rousseurs. Reliure élégantes et en très bon état. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Reliques of Ancient English Poetry: Consisting of Old Heroic Ballads, Songs, and Other Pieces of Our Earlier Poets, (Chiefly of the Lyric Kind. ) Together with Some Few of Later Date - [Complete in 3 Volumes]

      London, J. Dodsley 1775 - Title vignettes. Subjects: Ballads, English--England--Texts--Early works to 1800. English poetry--Early modern, 1500-1700. Engraved frontis to volume 1. The first edition appeared in 1765. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with gilt cross-bands and titling. An exceptional set - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. 3 Kg. 0 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        "A dictionary of the English language: in which the words are deduced from their originals ... the fourth edition, revised by the author."

      Dublin: Thomas Ewing. 1775. "First quarto edition and first complete edition printed in Ireland; 2 vols., pp. [70] plus unpaginated lexicon in double column; title page in vol. 1 creased and with neat repairs to the corners, minor worm track in the bottoms of most pages in vol. I, affecting some text but sense always clear; full contemporary calf, worn, rebacked, original spines and red morocco labels preserved, hinges reinforced with cloth; a good, sound copy of a not-so-common edition, based on the fourth folio printed in 1773, and the only edition for which Johnson provided any additions or corrections. From his famous prose ""advertisement"" in vol. I: ""Perfection is unattainable, but nearer and nearer approaches may be made; and finding my Dictionary about to be reprinted, I have endeavoured, by a revisal, to make it less reprehensible ... Many faults I have corrected, some superfluities I have taken away, and some deficiencies I have supplied..."" & & Alston V, 184; Courtney 56-7; Fleeman 55.4D/5a; Kennedy 6280."

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        L'Uccellagione. Libri tre.

      a spese Moroni,, in Verona, 1775 - In-4° (275x195mm), pp. (4), 116, legatura ottocentesca m. pelle marrone con fregi a catenella in oro e titolo in oro su tassello verde chiaro al dorso. Piatti marmorizzati policromi. Vignetta figurata incisa su rame al frontespizio. Tre testatine, tre iniziali e un finalino finemente istoriati in calcografia. Antiche firme alla prima carta bianca. La p. 57-58 è reintegrata del margine inferiore con integrazione in perspicua grafia delle ultime quattro righe, mancanti del testo a stampa. Qualche brunitura e fioritura, ben conservato nell'insieme. Edizione originale dell'elegante poema didascalico in endecasillabi sciolti in cui il Tirabosco (1707-1773) canta la pace della natìa campagna veronese e i diversi modi di catturare gli uccelli (la ragnaia e il boschetto d'estate e il roccolo d'autunno, nonché il singolare ritrovato dell'aucupio elettrico, forse ispirato alle scoperte voltiane). In precedenza, un tentativo consimile di poesia didascalica sull'uccellagione era stato fatto, in Italia, solo dal'abate Girolamo Guarinoni nel 1760, ma con abilità poetica nettamente inferiore rispetto a quella dimostrata dal Tirabosco in questo poemetto che "attrae ancora per la leggiadrìa e la freschezza con cui la vita della natura è presentata nel contrasto degli affari e delle fatiche di città" (Carlo Cordié), con esiti paragonabili a quelli della "Pastorizia" dell'Arici. Lastri, 126. Souhart, 464. Harting, 289. Bacchi della Lega, Pagine sparse, 96. Nardo, 4. Tipaldo, II, 231. Rénault e Sassi, 57. Ghidini, 643. Carrara, 522. Schwerdt, II, 263. Ceresoli, pp. 519-20: "Rinomata opera venatoria classica". Enciclopedia della caccia, 388. Non in Gamba. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        TRAVELS THROUGH PORTUGAL AND SPAIN, IN 1772 AND 1773. With copperplates; and Anappendix

      Printed for the author, and sold by G. Robinson, T. Becket, and J. Robson, London 1775 - Folio m., 1 h. plegada con un mapa, III, 465, 3 h. Holandesa puntas piel, planos papel de época. - Con 7 láminas, dos de ellas plegadas y una de las plegadas representa una corrida de toros en la plaza de Cádiz. Muy raro y buscado. Otra lámina de música grabada, "El Fandango". Magnífico ejemplar. [Palau 342601] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Memoires de Physique sur l'Art de fabriquer le fer, d'en fondre & forger des canons d'artillerie; sur l'histoire naturelle, et sur divers suites particuliers de physique et d'economie.

      Delalain, Paris 1775 - 4to (255x198 mm), xxxvii, [3], 654, [2] pp., including half title and 13 engraved plates. Contemporary full calf with richly decorated gilt-tooled spine, marbled edges and endpapers. Some worming to boards, little wear to extremities. Internally little browned, occasional minor spotting. An outstanding copy of a milestone work in metallurgy. ---- Exceedingly rare first edition. Smith, History of Metallography, pp. 132-136: In 1775 Pierre Grignon published the present book on various aspects of iron mineralogy and metallurgy which is of considerable importance to the history of metallurgy and crystallography. Grignon was occupied in the commerical operation of a blast furnace and forge plant and his science stemmed from observations on a much larger scale than those of his laboratry contemporaries. He had the opportunity to see large crystals in shrinkage heads of large castings. The first memoir of structural interest « Mémoire sur les métamorphoses du fer » had been read before the French Academy in 1761, but was not published until 1775. Here, he provides a model of crystal structure which is qualitatively the same as that used by Romé de l¿Isle in 1772, by Tobern Bergman in 1773, and particularly by the great Haüy in 1784, and it is not improbable that Grignon¿s ideas, public but unpublished, provided the stimulus for the mathematical approach of these more famous crystallographers. Although the possibility of solid solutions as a mixed aggregate is implicit in the ideas of many of the corpuscular philosophers, it is Grignon who first describes a crystallographic model of a mixed crystal. - Edition originale. Pierre-Clément Grignon (1723 -1784), savant métallurgiste, maitre de forge, correspondant de l'Académie Royale des Sciences, dirigeat les forges de Bayard près de Saint-Dizier. Ami de Buffon, il se livra à divers expériences sur le fer et s'efforça de trouver une méthode pour fondre une meilleure qualité de ce minerai. La fonte des canons représentant une activité de la forge de Bayard, Grignon expérimenta pour leur fabrication une nouvelle matière, la régule de fer ; il participa activement à la rédaction de la section Forges ou l'Art du fer de l'Encyclopédie. Il réuni l'ensemble de ses travaux dans cet ouvrage orné de 13 planches gravées dépliantes. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Die Schießkunst, oder vollständige Anweisung zum Schießen mit der Büchse, Flinte, und mit Pistolen, sowohl auf dem Schützenhofe als auch auf der Jagd und im Felddienste. 2. stark verm. und verb. Aufl. Ilmenau, B. F. Voigt 1824. 8°. XVIII, 393 S., mit Falttabelle. Ppd. d. Zt. mit hs. Rsch.

      - Lindner 2075.02 - Mantel I, 138.- Christian Friedrich Gottlieb Thon (1775-1844) war zunächst Forstkommissar in Zillbach; ab 1816 als freier Schriftsteller tätig veröffentlichte er zahlr. Werke zum Jagdwesen.- Vorliegendes Werk behandelt die verschiedenen Schusswaffen, Verfertigung der verschiedenen Gewehrläufe, Eigenschaften, Pflege, Munition, das Schießen mit der Büchse, Flinte und der Pistole sowohl auf Scheiben als auch bei der Jagd. Schützenwesen und Schießkunst. Der Anhang enth. in der Schießkunst vorkommende Kunstausdrücke u. versch. Schützenordnungen.- Nur gering braunfleckig, sonst tadelloses Ex.

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        Recherches sur les maladies chroniques, leur rapports avec les maladies aigues, leurs périodes, leur nature et sur la manière dont on les traite aux eaux minérales de Barèges, et des autres sources de l'Aquitaine. Tome I (seul paru). Contenant la théorie générale des maladies, et l'analyse médicinale du sang.

      Paris, Ruault, 1775 - Paris, Ruault, 1775 ; in-8, 592 pp., pleine basane postérieure (début XIXe s.), dos à nerfs orné de filets dorés, coiffe supérieure accidentée, coupes frottées, intérieur en très bon état. Edition originale rare de l'ouvrage le plus important de l'auteur. Une grande partie de l'ouvrage est consacré aux eaux minérales, qui furent l'un des sujets de recherches de Bordeu, déjà commencées par son père, et qui font de lui un pionnier de l'hydrologie. Mais il existe aussi et surtout d'importantes digressions physiologiques et pathologiques. Bordeu considère la vie comme la somme de la vie de chacun des organes. Il est le premier à concevoir l'idée de sécrétion interne, en supposant que les organes déversent dans le sang, de façon active, des produits qui influencent d'autres parties du corps (ce qui fait de Bordeu un précurseur de Claude Bernard et de Brown-Sequard). Par ailleurs, Bordeu croit à l'existence des miasmes et signale le rôle des prédispositions, du terrain. Dans les maladies chroniques, il fait jouer un rôle essentiel aux nerfs, qui assurent la liaison entre le physique et le moral. La sixième partie de l'ouvrage (pp. 346 à 588) est consacrée à l'analyse médicinale du sang. Théophile de Bordeu (1722-1776), né à Yzeste (Béarn), étudia la médecine à Montpellier et acquit une très grande renommée. Il fut l'un des plus illustres représentants de l'Ecole de Montpellier. Il collabora à l'Encyclopédie et fut appelé auprès de Madame du Barry. Il fut un précurseur de l'endocrinologie et de la physiologie du système nerveux. Garrison & Morton, 1117 : "De Bordeu first conceived the idea of internal secretion by his hypothesis that every organ, tissue, and cell discharges into the blood products which influence other parts of the body." ; C. Dreyfus, Some milestones in the history of hematology, p. 21 et p. 75. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Massachusetts Militia Pay Petition Listing 27 Minutemen Who Responded to the Lexington Alarm

      Dorchester, Massachusetts 1775 - Manuscript Document, Dorchester, Massachusetts, December 30th, 1775, addressed to Massachusetts Treasurer Henry Gardner. 1p. 8 x 13 in. Likely Drury's retained copy from the time, with the signatures all in one hand, though some may be signed with marks & Jonathan Hemenway has signed himself. A scarce petition for pay listing 44 members of Captain Luke Drury's Company, 27 of whom were Grafton, Massachusetts-area Minutemen who had marched 36 miles to respond to the Lexington-Concord Alarm on April 19-21, 1775. The list includes Fortune Burnee, a Minuteman of African American and Native American heritage, and his half-brother, Joseph Anthony, who enlisted on April 29th and died in service. Another of the Minutemen listed is the famous clockmaker Aaron Willard. Petition "to pay Capt Luke Drury the Whole of our Wages (as born on his Muster roll for our Services as Officers & Soldiers in his Company) from the time of our inlistment to the first Day of August for which this shall be your effectual voucher." Today, the terms minuteman and militiaman are often used interchangeably, but there was a distinction in the eighteenth century. Militia were men in arms formed to protect their towns from foreign invasion. They could designate up to one quarter of their force as minutemen, a specially trained force required to be highly mobile and able to assemble instantly to a call to arms. It is difficult to categorize specific men into either of the two groups based on the surviving historical record. We apply the term here to all of those militia who responded April 19-21, 1775, to the Lexington-Concord Alarm. The 27 soldiers and officers listed here who were part of Luke Drury's Grafton, Aaron Kimball's Grafton, & John Putnam's Sutton April 19-21 Minutemen companies are: 1st Lt. Asaph Sherman, Sgt. Nathan Morse, Sgt. Shelomith Stow, Sgt. Ebenezer Phillips, Sgt. Jonah Goulding, Cpl. William Walker, Cpl. Joseph Leland, Drummer Elijah Rice, Fifer Zadock Putnam, Matthias Rice, Isaac Brigham, Eliphalet Smith, George Smith, Peter Butler, Thomas Pratt, William Evans, Elisha Aldrich, Aaron Willard, Eseck Dexter, Moses Sherman, Fortinatus (Fortune) Burnee (signed with mark), Edward Buttrick, Ebenezer Leland, Solomon Brooks, Ebenezer Melendy, Thomas Leland [Sr.], & Samuel Stearns.Luke Drury (1734-1811) of Grafton, Massachusetts joined the militia in 1757 during the French and Indian Wars. As captain of a company of Minutemen and Militamen, he responded to the Lexington Alarm, and later joined Colonel Jonathan Ward's regiment to fight at Bunker Hill. Drury and his men served in different areas during the war, from West Point to Grafton, where his company guarded military stores. He also supported the Continentals financially, at one point giving 50 fifty pounds to enlist soldiers in Grafton.In 1786-1787, Drury became deeply involved in Shays' Rebellion, a tax revolt led by farmers in western Massachusetts. The uprising was quashed, and Drury imprisoned as "a person dangerous to the state." He was eventually released on good behavior. Drury remained active in state and local politics, serving terms as constable, deputy sheriff, tax collector, assessor, selectman, and state legislator.ConditionUsual folds, small loss at bottom left corner affecting some marginal ciphering, else fine condition.Joseph Anthony and Fortune Burnee, Jr., half brothers, were both part African-American and Hassanamisco Nipmuc (Native American). Compared to records of white New Englanders, we know relatively little about them, but even so, more information exists on these freedmen than is the norm. Several of the Anthonys and Burnees were recorded in the Grafton vital, land, and probates records [the U.S. census neglected to record Native Americans from 1790-1890], and the Burnees have been discussed in recent historical and sociological literature: exploring the relationships both amongst marginalized peoples as well as with their white. (See website for full description)

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        A View of the Chinese Pavillions and Boxes in Vauxhall Gardens

      Some Account of London by Thomas Pennant, 4th edition. Carrington Bowles. c1775. - Copper engraving. Later colouring. Size: 40 x 27 cm. (15½ x 10½ inches) In fine condition. Mounted size 60.3 x 48.2 cm Vauxhall Gardens was one of the places to meet socially and be seen in eighteenth century London. This magnificent view shows various important, finely dressed society people, walking, talking, and dining in booths in the ornately decorated walls of the Chinese Pavilion

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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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Congress Canvassed: or, an Examination into the Conduct of the Delegates at Their Grand Convention, held in Philadelphia, Sept. 1, 1774, Addressed to the Merchants of New-York, By A. W. Farmer, Author of Free Thoughts, &c

      London: Richardson and Urquhart. 1775. 12mo (19.75 cm). F First English Edition. H Hard Cover. Very Good. Rare first English edition of this important work sometimes jointly attributed to Seabury and to Isaac Wilkins (1742-1830). A brilliant attack on the first Continental Congress, showing the illogic of the arguments that the king and his ministers are evil and the Parliament good, and correctly predicting that the Parliament would eventually back the king and that war would result. Alexander Hamilton's first work, "A Full Vindication of the Measures of Congress, &c.", written while he was only seventeen years of age, was published in response, and indeed Seabury notes in a postscript that he is "neither frightened nor disconcerted by it". Seabury was perhaps the pre-eminent exponent of Tory thought in America at the time, and the political exchanges between Seabury and Hamilton were some of the most contentious of the Revolutionary era. Modern binding by Stikeman & Co., three quarter deep blue morocco over lighter blue cloth, gilt spine lettering, [4], 59p. The English edition is much enlarged over the American edition and does not include the page of advertising at the end. Binding has just a touch of shelfwear, good hinges, firm binding. Pages are free from chips, tears or markings and have only light age-toning. Leather and gilt bookplate of William L. Clements at top outer corner of pastedown, some toning to endpapers from bookplate and corners. Howes S-252 "aa", Sabin 78563.

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        The Coast of Tierra Firma from Cartagena to Golfo Triste (Columbia/Venezuala)

      Robert Sayer, London 1775 - Engraving. London. Printed for Robt. Sayer Map and Printsellers, No. 53 in Fleet Street as the Act directs 20 Feby. 1775. Sheet size: 21 1/4 x 28 5/8". Inventory#: p1422pmat.

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        A Relation of a Journey to the Glaciers, in the Dutchy of Savoy.

      Norwich: Printed by Richard Beatniffe, 1775 - First edition. 8vo. pp. [48, inc. engraved dedication], xxi, 264, [2]; 3 engraved plates; slight spotting to engraved plates, else very good with the bookplates of George White and Oscar V. Viney in contemporary full calf, recently and neatly rebacked to style, gilt motifs to spine, contrasting lettering piece, minor wear to corners. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Der Menschenfreund. Eine Wochenschrift, geschrieben [.] für das Jahr 1775.

      O. O., 1775. - Nur 1. Band (von 2). (16), 336 SS. (Dabei:) Gedanken eines Deutschen am Namenstage unsers Reichs Oberhaupts den 19. Merz 1775. 8 SS. (Dabei:) Politische Anmerkungen über die Zeitungen und Vorfälle Europens für das Jahr 1775. 112 SS. Loser Vorderdeckel einer zeitgenöss. Interimsbroschur. 8vo. Erste Ausgabe. - Äußerst seltene Wiederaufnahme der radikalen Wochenschrift, die der preußische Abenteurer Friedrich von der Trenck (1727-94) zuvor 1772 in Aachen herausgebracht hatte, wo er sich 1764 (nach fast zehnjähriger Kerkerhaft in Magdeburg wegen versuchter Desertion) niedergelassen und die Tochter des ehemaligen Bürgermeisters geheiratet hatte. Nachdem seine polemisch-aufklärerischen Schriften im katholischen Aachen zuviel Aufsehen erregt hatten, übersiedelte der rastlose Abenteurer nach Österreich. Von den insgesamt 36 Nummern des Jahrgangs 1775 liegen hier die den ersten Band ausmachenden ersten 22 Nummern vor. Dieser Fortsetzungsjahrgang ist sehr selten: Diesch verzeichnet sie gar nicht; noch Kirchner hält Goedekes Angabe ausdrücklich für einen Irrtum. Der "Menschenfreund" gilt als eines der radikalsten aufklärerischen Journale, das mit einzigartiger Schärfe gegen Obskurantentum und Volksentmündigung durch die Kirche anschrieb. Trenck nennt Könige "gekrönte Räuber", die man aufs Rad flechten möge. Schon eine Generation vor der französischen Revolution forderte er die Abschaffung der Stände und eine Ausbildungspflicht für Unterprivilegierte. - Die Heftnumerierung etwas verwirrend, jedoch genau wie bei Gugitz/Portheim angegeben: "1 Bl. Titel, 1 Nr. unpag. 7 Bl. [d. s. Einleitung und ein "Neujahrs-Wunsch" in Versen], sodann Nr. 2-22, 336 S." - Beigebunden sind die als Beilagen zum "Menschenfreund" erschienenen, von Gugitz/Portheim als selbständig geführten "Gedanken eines Deutschen" zum Namenstag von Kaiser Joseph II. (19. März) sowie die "Politischen Anmerkungen über die Zeitungen und Vorfälle Europens" (62 SS., [2] SS. Avertissement, [63]-94, [97]-112 SS.: so cpl.). - Papierbedingt teils leicht braunfleckig. Unbeschnittenes, breitrandiges Exemplar; die Ränder und Ecken etwas lappig bzw. angestaubt. - Von größter Seltenheit, kein einziges der 10 über ZDB nachgewiesenen Exemplare von Trencks Wochenschrift beinhaltet Teile des hier vorliegenden Jahrgangs von 1775. Auch das Exemplar der Wienbibliothek - Sitz der weltgrößten Trenckiana-Sammlung - umfaßt nur 175 SS. (wohl die Nrn. 1-12). Gugitz/Portheim 89, 92, 90. Goedeke V, 302, 4. Hayn/Gotendorf VII, 684. ORBI 3,2:844. Holzmann/Bohatta VII, 4161 und 580 (Beilagen). Vgl. Kirchner 5381. Wurzbach XXXXVII, 149. Vgl. ZDB 400415-2. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Des Erreurs et de la Vérité, ou les Hommes rappellés au principe universel de la Science; Ouvrage dans lequel, en faisant remarquer aux Observateurs l'incertitude de leurs Recherches, & leurs Méprises continuelles, on leur indique la route qu'ils auroient du suivre, pour acquérir l'évidence Physique sur l'origine du bien & du mal, sur l'Homme, sur la Nature matérielle, la Nature immatérielle, & la Nature sacrée, sur les bases des gouvernements politiques, sur l'Autorité des Souverains, sur la Justice Civile & Criminelle, sur les Sciences, les Langues, & les Arts.

      A Edimbourg 1775 - Livre ancien (1bl), 2p de titre, VIIIp, 546p, (1bl) - HRL -. Introuvable édition originale du premier livre écrit par le célèbre théosophe, qui se donna lui-même le nom de "Philosophe Inconnu". L’édition originale eut un impact considérable dès sa sortie; les adeptes les plus fervents de sa doctrine furent la Duchesse de Bourbon, les Marquises de Chabanais, de la Croix, de Lusignan, la Maréchale de Noailles. Condition : in-8, veau marbré, dos plat à 5 nerfs, orné de fleurons, pièce de titre en maroquin rouge, tranches marbrées. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE CANTERBURY TALES OF CHAUCER to Which is Added An Essay Upon His Language and Versification; an Introductory Discourse and Notes in 4 Volumes. Plus Vol. V. Containing a Glossary

      London: T. Payne, 1775. Complete in 5 volumes. FIRST TYRWHITT EDITION of 1775. Vol V. was published in a few years later in 1778 (but still a first edition for this volume) and the imprint of this volume reads: 'printed for T. Payne and Son' Errata page for v. 1- 4 in vol. 1 (pp. [xxxvii]-[xxxviii]), errata for vol. 5 on p. [xxviii] in vol. 5. Pp: vol.1: [4], xxxvi, [ii], 310; vol. 2: [iv], 318; vol. 3: [iv], 320; vol. 4: vii, [i], 336; v. 5: [iv], xxvii, [i], 290, [ii]. An excellent set in the original uncut state, bound in (presumably the publisher's) original paper-covered boards; the leaf size measuring approximately 204 x 127mm (but being uncut, there is some variation). The contents are very good, tight and clean with minimal foxing to a the odd page. Vol. I has an inscription in very small writing "Dr. Wheeler 12. 6. 1784" to the front end paper and the signature of the same also appears to the end paper of vol. IV. Original publisher's paper covered boards, good with the paper to the spine chipped to a varying degree, some spines missing considerable portions of the original paper covering, though vol. V. is very good with minimal chipping. The paper to the joints and hinges is split in most cases, with the boards firmly attached by the cords, though vol. V. is again very good. There is some general wear and rubbing, particularly to the edges and the corners are worn in most volumes. Whilst the bindings are not what one would describe as "fine", they are original and untouched and as such possess an understated charm. We would certainly not recommend any major intervention or rebinding, but if desired they could be housed in a morocco-backed solander box, which would look well on the shelf. We use very experienced bookbinders and would be happy to commission a solander box on your behalf should you wish. Bibliographical note: "The true restorer of Chaucer, and the founder of all intelligent study of his work, was Thomas Tyrwhitt (1730 - 1786), fellow of Merton College, Oxford.... Tyrwhitt had no theory to serve and no arbitary standard to apply; but he had a combined knowledge of classical and medieval literature then probably unequalled in Europe, a correct ear, a sense of poetry and singularly sane judgment strengthened and directed by legal training... It is quite find how far he was in advance not merely of all his predecessors in the study of Chaucer but....of many who have followed.... Tyrwhitt was interested in the history of verse, as Gray had been, and from his grammatical knowledge and critical sense, he made out the rule of Chaucer's heroic verse which had escaped notice for nearly four hundred years. No other piece of medieval scholarship in England can be compared with Tyrwhitt's in inportance....... The art of the grammarian has seldom been better justifed and there are few things in English philosophy more notable than Tyrwhitt's edition of Chaucer" (CHEL) For further information please do not hesitate to contact us.. Full Leather. Very Good. 8vo.

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        La Cuisinière Bourgeoise, Suivie De L’Office, À l’usage de tous ceux qui se mêlent de dépenses de Maisons. Contenant la manière de connoître, dissequer & servir toutes sortes de viandes Nouvelle Édition, augmentée de plusieurs apprêts qui sont marqués par une Étoile.

      Paris: Guillyn, 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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        Tryon County Legal Will Document Signed twice by Walter Butler (1752-81) Loyalist

      Walter Butler [1775], Tryon County - WALTER BUTLER SIGNATURE IS RARE ON THE MARKET Autograph Document Signed twice, once in the text and once at the end, by Walter Butler as attorney for the defendant in a case before the County of Tryon Inferior Court of Common Pleas, 8? x 7? inches, Walter studied law in Albany and was admitted to the bar in 1775 shortly before the start of the American Revolution in upper New York state. Very good condition. County of Tryon Inferior Courrts of Common Pleas. Hendrich Mathys, Harme Gornswont , Girvit Von Sant and Jane Von Derkiden Executors of the last will and testament of John Von DerkideninAnd the said Hindwich by Walter Butler his attorney comes and defends the force and injury when ?? and says that he is not instructed by his client Henderich Mathys to give any answer for him to the said Harme Garnworth, Gerrit Von Sant and Jane Von Derkidenin the friends nor doth in say anything in bar or irroclution of the action of him the said Harme, Gerrit or Jane(SIGNED) Walter Butler for def Lifferty for pcts, Walter Butler (1752-81) Loyalist who became a captain in Butler's Rangers, formed by his father, John. He was captured in 1777 by Continental Army troops commanded by Lt. Col. Marinus Willett, but escaped after a few months. He was probably the most hated Loyalist in America, amongst other things, because he commanded the Loyalist raiding party (which included Joseph Brant, a Mohawk chief) that attacked Cherry Valley on November 11, 1778 and the massacre after the battle. Ironically, it was Lt. Col. Willett, who, on October 30, 1781, came across Butler again while pursuing Major John Ross' forces after the Battle of Johnstown. Unfortunately for Col. John Butler, his son Walter was killed with a musket ball to his head, fired randomly from across the river. News of this came to the inhabitants around the same time Cornwallis' surrender was reported, but the Whig inhabitants seemed more pleased with the news of Butler's demise. However, it is said, the news of his death caused great rejoicing in New York's Mohawk Valley. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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. In-8, demi-veau brun, dos à nerfs guillochés, richement orné de compartiments fleuronnés, titre doré (rel. moderne dans le goût de l'époque), 349, (1) p., faux-titre et titre inclus, planche frontispice, vignette de titre et vignette à mi-page gravées. Edition originale illustrée d'une planche frontispice représentant un aéronef s'élevant dans les airs, gravée en taille-douce par C. Boissel et de deux jolies vignettes. Utopie scientifique qui relate l'arrivée sur Terre d'un habitant de Mercure aux commandes d'un astronef électrique décrit avec précision. Selon Duhem ('Musée de l'aéronautique'), ce serait la première anticipation de la dynamo. L'"extra-terrestre" donne des explications scientifiques sur l'électricité, les planètes ("terre comme la nôtre"), la physique et la chimie, la gravité, les tremblements de terre, l'alchimie, la médecine, etc. "Le premier anticipateur conscient et organisé, pour avoir élaboré en quelques lignes une véritable théorie du roman technique et scientifique, germe qui ne fleurira qu'avec Jules Verne", selon Versins, p. 505. Cf. Mohler & Nicolson, 'The First electrical flying machine', in 'Essays contributed in honor of W.A. Neilson', p. 143-158. (Cohen, 546. Hartig & Soboul, p. 64. Massac, p. 19. Tissandier, p. 8. Valette, n° 177). Ex-libris gravé "The John Crerar Library. Chicago 1894", avec cachets et annulation. Bon exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Cérémonial Du Sacre Des Rois De France . Lettre sur La Sainte Ampoule et sur Le Sacre De Nos Rois à Rheims . Richesses Tirées Du Trésor de L'abbaye De S. Denis . Ordre de La Marche et Des Cérémonies ( Louis XVI )

      Guillaume-Nicolas Desprez, Paris 1775 - Reliure du XIX ° en maroquin havane avec 8 filets or , pièces de titre en vert anglais . Cette compilation d' Alletz , avocat , agronome réunit aussi des textes de l'année 1775 que l'on ne trouve nulle part ailleurs . La page de titre ayant été retirée pour la réunion de tous les documents de la même année , une lettre manuscrite y figure sur les pages de gardes avec cire cachetée par un sceau à initiales pour authentifier l'ouvrage . En voici le contenu détaillé : ALLETZ , Cérémonial du Sacre des Rois de France avec préléminaire : 150 p. - Lettre sur la Sainte Ampoule et sur le Sacre de nos Rois à Rheims de Noël-Antoine PLUCHE : 29 p. - Richesses tirées du trésor de l'Abbaye de S. Denis : 15 p. - Arrêt du Conseil d'Etat du Roi du 15 Mai 1775 : 2 p. - Description historique et topographique de la grande route de Paris à Rheims ( villages par villages ) : 43 p. - Description des décorations de L'Eglise de Rheims pour le Sacre de sa Majesté Louis XVI : 3 p. - Ordre de la marche des cérémonies ( Louis XVI ) : 45 p. - Consultation pour le coadjuteur de Rheims , 13 Mai 1775 de LAGET-BARDELIN , PIALES , VULPIAN , COURTIN : 40 p. - Pièces justificatives , LAGET-BARDELIN : 12 p. - Consultation pour M. L'Evêque de Soissons , 24 Mai 1775 : 62 p. - Notes et Textes justificatifs : 16 p. - Précis de l'inauguration de plusieurs Princes de l'Antiquité depuis le Temple de Salomon dont tables Chronologiques , Pièces de poésie de la ville de Rheims à sa majesté Louis XVI , par M. DELOCHE , Henri BONIFACE , PAUCHET : 96 p. . Quelques défauts , haut de coiffe frotté , quelques rousseurs . Texte sur une ou deux colonnes , latin et français en regard en partie , pour les prières . Vignettes , lettrines fines . Livre ancien , rare et épuisé .- Sous un même volume de 650 gr. Size: In 8 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Au vert paradis du livre]
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        Ufficio della Settimana Santa

      Venezia, Remondini, 1775 - In16mo; pp. 608. Sheepskin, gilt decorations on both sides. Back in sections. Cm. 14,5 x 10. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Morality of Shakespeare's Drama Illustrated. By Mrs. Griffith.

      London: Printed for T. Cadell, in the Strand. MDCCLXXV. [1775]. - Size of the binding: 5 1/4 inches x 8 3/8 in., title-page with typographic ornament; 2 page dedication to David Garrick, dated November 1, 1774; preface with printed errata on the reverse of p. xiii; halftitle for The Tempest with Dramatis Personae on the reverse. xiii, [3]pp., pp. [1]-528. Bound in old calf with gilt decorations across the spine. The spine shows chipping to the ends, with a central vertical split, and the spine has been "varnished" with an adhesive product, at some point, to keep the book together, the front free endpaper shows tears, lacking the back free endpaper, pasting of the front endpaper and last page to the inner covers; the covers show general wear to the corners, edges, bookplate removed from the front paste-down endpaper, some early pencilings are present on this endpaper. Pages show age-related tanning. A textually complete copy of the London, 1775 edition, but with the wear, and various attempts at "restoration," noted above. A rare item. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Die Auferstehung". Eigenh. Gedicht mit U. ("J. A. Cramer").

      O. O. u. D. - 16½ SS. auf 10 Bll. Fadengeheftet. Mit einer Beilage (s. u.). "Bald schwingt mein Geist sich auch vom Staube | Zu meinem Heile das ich glaube, | Zu Dir, o mein Messias, los; | Bald nimmst du meinen Leib, o Erde! | Damit er ganz verherrlicht werde; | In deinen mütterlichen Schoos. | Dann weint die Wollust meines Lebens | Ein Freund, und meiner Jugend Weib, | Und ihre Klage ruft vergebens | Den Geist in den bethränten Leib" (es folgen 25 weitere Strophen). - Beiliegend ein zeitgenössisches Gedicht von nicht identifizierter Hand mit dem Titel "An meinem Geburtstage d. 12. Jan. 1775" (3½ SS. auf Doppelblatt, 8vo). - Stärker fleckig und gebräunt.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Dictionnaire De Musique, Tome Second (N - Z). Collection Complete Des Oeuvres De J.J. Rousseau , Avec Figures En Taille-Douce. Nouvelle Edition, Soigneusement Revue & Corrigée, Tome onzième.

      De L'imprimerie De Samuel Fauche, Libraire Du Roi, Neufchatel (suisse) 1775 - Second volume du dictionnaire de musique. Titre, titre avec vignette gravée, 372p, suivi de 13 planches de musique dépliantes gravées. Reliure d'époque, plein veau granité, dos à nerfs et caissons dorés, tranches marbrées, coiffe supérieure rognée, texte et planches très bon état. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Settling his personal affairs following the death of his wife Margaret, Benedict Arnold agrees to pay a duty to Connecticut for rum imported from Antigua aboard his ship Polly, which soon would be converted into a privateer

      War date partly-printed Document Signed "Bened[ic]t Arnold," 1 page, 6.5" x 6.75", New Haven, July 15, 1775, a bond for £68 toward the payment of duties on imported Rum from the Island of Antigua shipped aboard his brigantine Polly. Additionally signed by the ship's captain, "William Pluymert" and "Jon. Cosens Ogden." Partly-separated folds repaired on verso, light soiling and toning, else very good condition with a superbly dark and bold signature by Arnold. When war erupted at Lexington and Concord in April, Arnold, like most merchants, still had ships at sea on voyages planned some time beforehand. Thus was the case of the brigantine, Polly, captained by William Pluymert, which had sailed from New Haven bound for Antigua on April 5, two weeks before the Battles of Lexington and Concord (Connecticut Journal, April 5, 1775, p.3). It appears that Pluymert departed Antigua in time to avoid an embargo imposed by the local authorities on June

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        Constituciones de la Real y Pontificia Universidad de Mexico

      Zuniga y Ontiveros, Mexico City 1775 - Quarto (31 x 21 cm), 16 ff, 238 pp, 11 ff (index). Palau (60067). Palafox (1600 - 59) was one of the most productive and enlightened of the Viceroy/ Bishops that came from Spain to make a mark in the New World. Although he served as archbishop of Puebla for many years, it was during his short stint as Viceroy that saw the drawing up of new statutes for the governing of the University of Mexico, their first major amendment since the foundation in 1551, the first university in the Americas, and based on the statutes of the University of Salamanca in Spain. His conflict with the Jesuits over their many special privileges became very acrimonious, and though he had the support of the King and even the Pope, he was eventually appointed to a bishopric in Spain for the sake of peace. His case for beatification is still ongoing. The book is quite scarce in the market -- I find one auction record only dating back to 1981, and that of a rather rough copy. This copy previously belonged to Walter Howe, and bears his signature with the date 1938, as well as his bookplate. Howe was Ambassador to Chile and also professor of history of the United States at the University of Mexico (UNAM) as is attested by an envelope tipped into the front pastedown, with a letter confirming the appointment. (Howe's particular interest was mining law in New Spain, on which he wrote a book, the Mining Guild of New Spain, Harvard Pr., 1948.) There is some worming along the left inner hinge, but it does not affect the text. The binding is a handsome contemporary full marbled calf, gilt, with red morocco spine label. Despite the slight worming, this is a very good copy, and with a distinguished provenance, of a book that one very seldom sees. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Isola di Minorca di nuova projezione.

      Venice. 1775-85 - Size: 420 x 330 mm. Fine condition, good margins. Copper engraving. Original colour. Attractive map of Minorca, with inset map of the port of Mahon, with depth soundings. Decorated cartouche of a rural scene, with a man under a tree watching a cow. There is a compass rose at sea, and 2 mileage scales - one for English miles, and the other for Italian miles. Antonio Zatta was one of the leading cartographers and publishers of the time, and his Atlante Novissimo was one of the most beautifully produced of 18th century atlases. He drew on the work of other cartographers and developed his own distinctive, elegant style. The maps were engraved by G. Pitteri and G. V. Pasquali. (Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers: Q-Z page 429).

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