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        The Windward Passage, with the Several Passages, from the East end of Cuba, and the North part of St. Domingo

      Robert Sayer, London 1775 - An attractive map of the lower Bahamas together with the Turks and Caicos Islands., Size : 500x645 (mm), 19.625x25.375 (Inches), Original Hand Coloring

      [Bookseller: Alexandre Antique Prints, Maps & Books]
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        Sammelband mit 11 Schriften zu den Tarifen der Emolumente für die einzelnen Regionen der Schweiz.

      Bern, u.a., Hoch-Oberkeitliche Druckerey, u.a., 1742 - 1775 - 4°, 2 Falttaf., 458 S. (handschriftl. durchgehend paginiert.), 22 Bl., davon 15 Bl. (handschriftlicher Index)., HPrgt. d. Zt. mit kalligraph. Rückentitel., Der erste Einblattdruck mit Einriss, sonst sehr gut erhaltenes und frisches Exemplar. Enthält: I. Tarif des Émolumens pour Les Tribaunaux Civils & Criminels du Pays de Vaud. 1769. 59 S. - II. Tarif der Emolumenten für die Ober-Aargäuischen Aemter Burgdorf, Landshut, Fraubrunnen, Wangen, Aarwangen, Bipp. 1772. 82 S. - III. . Vier Landgericht, und darinnen gelegene Aemter, als Laupen, Frienisberg, Buchse, Thorberg, Könitz, Stifft-Amt, Signau . 1772. 82 S. - IV. . Emmenthalischen Aemter Trachsenwald, Brandis, Sumiswald. 1772. 82 S. - V. . Aemter Wildenstein, Biberstein, Kastelen und Könisgfelden. 1773. 84 S. - VI. . Grafschaft Lenzburg. 1773. 86 S. - VII. . Amt Aarburg. 1774. 83 S. - VIII. . Aemter Thun und Oberhoffen. 1774. 88 S. - IX. . Aemter Büren und Arberg. 1774. 86 S. - X. . Amt Nydau. 1774. 86 S. - XI. . Amt Erlach. 1775. 86 S. - Vorgebunden sind zwei mehrfach gefalt. Einblattdrucke: 1. Tarif was Loblicher Stand Bern von den Waaren auf der Wasser-Route von Nydau bis Brugg für Zoll und Gleith beziehet. 1742. - 2. Tarif der Ober-Chorg[e]richtlichen Emolumenteren, so wie solcher . sub 19. Febr. 1745 bestätiget worden. - Emulumente sind ständig wiederkehrende Nebeneinkünfte. Kosten, die als Aufwandsentschädigung für Tätigkeiten des Oberamtmanns, Amtsleuten, Richter, Polizei, Steuerämter etc. vom Bürger entrichtet werden müssen. - Außerhalb der Schweiz sind die Titel über KVK in Bibliotheken nicht nachweisbar. 1600 gr.

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        Tomo Primero y Tomo Segundo de las Leyes de Recopilación, que contiene los libros Primero, Segundo, Tercero, quarto, quinto, sexto, septimo, octavo, I Nono.

      Madrid 1775 - Materia: Libro antiguo de derecho de la segunda mitad del siglo XVIII. Descripción: Folio (34 x 23 cm). [10] 891 p. = 798 pp. + 178 pp. de índice. Encuadernación en pergamino de época con título en lomo. Estado de conservación: Encuadernación algo desgastada. Algo de humedad en las primeras hojas del vol. primero. Pérdida de pieza de pergamino en el lomo del segundo vol. y perdida de encuadernación en el vol. primero. Por lo demás muy buen estado, papel limpio, claro y fuerte. Revisado completo. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        NOTIZIE INTORNO ALLA VITA e alle opere de' pittori scultori e intagliatori della CITTA' DI BASSANO.

      Venezia 1775 - Ril. in mezza pelle e carta marm., cm 18x12,5, pp VIII incl. antiporta in rame e Front. con tit. entro bord. xil. e vign. allegorica. inc. in rame +328.Rara prima ed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        DISSERTAZIONE IDRODINAMICA SOPRA IL QUESITO Vercar la cagione, per la quale l'acqua salendo ne getti quasi verticali de vasi, se le luci di questi getti siano assai tenui, essa non giunga mai al livello dell'acqua del Conservatorio, e quanto la luce

      MANTOVA: PER L'EREDE DI ALBERTO PAZZONI REGIO DUCALE STAMPA, 1775. In 4. Dim. 27,5x21 cm. Pp. 6 (n.n.)+136. Interessante opera del 1775, una dissertazione idrodinamica presentata al concorso dell'anno 1774 dal Padre Gregorio Fontana, professore di matematica all'Università di Pavia. Lo studioso stila questo trattato che incorpora elementi di idraulica, matematica e geometria per risolvere i seguenti quesiti: perchè i getti quasi verticali non giungono mai al livello dell'acqua del recipiente; perchè l'altezza del getto si rende sempre tanto minore, quanto è più piccolo il foro da cui l'acqua zampilla; perchè nuovamente tanto più il getto s'accorcia, quanto è più alta l'acqua della conserva; perchè e in quali circostanze allargandosi più l'orifizio o lume del getto, vie maggiormente questo s'abbassa. Nella prima parte Fontana mostra alcune esperienze di Mariotte e Bostut, nell'ultima parte mostra alcuni esempi e casi. Alla fine appendice sopra la resistenza del mezzo al moto de Projetti, come dell'aria ai getti d'acqua. All fine planche ripiegata. Tagli marmorizzati. Opera priva di legatura ma collazionata e risultata completa. Non comune, alto valore Copertina assente. Legatura in discrete condizioni con qualche rottura. All'interno le pagine si presentano in buone condizioni con fioriture. Bruniture e parti mancanti restaurate al frontespizio. Interesting work of 1775, an hydrodynamic dissertation presented to the competition of the year 1774 by the Father Gregorio Fontana, teacher of mathematics in the University of Pavia. The scholar writes down this treaty incorporating elements of hydraulics, mathamtics and geometry to solve the problems of the height of water in recipients In the first part Fontana shows some experiences of Mariotte and Bostut, in the last part some exemples and cases. At the end an appendix about the resistance of the medium in the movement as the air in the water's jet. Folded planche in the end. Boundless but collationed and it is complete. Not common work, high value. Cover is missing. Binding in fair conditions with some cracks. Inside pages are in good conditions foxings. Yellowings and missing restored parts in the title page.

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        Carte de L\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'Isle de Java avec les Isles de Banca de Billiton et un partie de cellesde Sumatra et de Borneo.

      Paris 1775 - Size : 495x680 (mm), 19.5x26.75 (Inches), Hand Colored Very Good, central fold has been reinforced.

      [Bookseller: Alexandre Antique Prints, Maps & Books]
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        Le Véritable Guide des Voyageurs en Italie avec la Description des Routes & des Postes.

      Rome: Paul Giunchi, 1775. - Sextodecimo. 397pp. a16, B16-M16, N8 (N8 blank). Contemporary calf, repaired. With folding plates and an engraved frontispiece. Lacks plate fourteen. In remarkably good condition, considering that most travellers used it as a guide to Italy when it was printed.

      [Bookseller: Sam Gatteno Books]
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        Joachim ou Le Triomphe de la Piete Filiale

      Amsterdam, Paris- chez les Libraires Suivans 1775 - A scarce collection of poetry and drama by Parisian writer, Blin de Sainmore. Very rare and not seen on sale since 1995. Bound in half leather and marbled paper-covered boards, with gilt lettering and decoration. In French. The full title of this work is given as, Joachim, ou Le triomphe de la piete filiale, drame en trois actes et en vers, suivi d'un choix de poesies fugitives. Adrien Michel Hyacinthe Blin de Sainmore, 1733-1807, was a French writer, known also for his correspondence. Condition: The binding is tight and firm. The front hinge is cracked and the rear hinge is starting. There is wear to the extremities,includingrubbing and edge wear,prominent to the spine. Internally the pages have slight browning and light background foxing and a few prominent spots, with the occasional mark. With slightly browned tidemarks to the first and last few pages. The title page has more prominent browning and discolouration. The title page, preface, and pages 155-158have been trimmed, but this does not affect the text. Overall the condition is good only, with a very good interior. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Don Manuel de la Vega, escribano de Camara del Rey nuestro señor en su Real, y Supremo Consejo de las Indias: Certifico, que haviendose remitido á dicho Supremo Consejo los autos de la Residencia tomada . al Capitan de Navío. Don Joseph Solano Certifico.3 July 1775

      Madrid 1775 - Four leaves nicely bound in half vellum by Brugalla . ; Quarto ; 7 pages

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        Lehrbuch von der Hebammenkunst mit Kupfern verschen [translate: Anatomy, Surgery and (Labour of) Birthing. . . a Textbook of Obstetrics, furnished with Copper Plates. . .]

      Joh. Thom. Edl. v. Trattnern 1775 - (32),482 Pp.Engraved allegorical title vignette and with 26 attractive folding plates of Anatomy and Pathological Birth Presentations Raph Johann Steidele, (1737-1823) conducted a private obstetrics school at Vienna from 1771 and served as a professor of obstetrical theory in Vienna University from 1797 to 1817. In this book realistic plates appear to follow very closely after those of William Hunter's classic 'Anatomy of the Human Gravid Uterus', (Edinburgh 1774), although much reduced in scale. They illustrate shoulder, breech, footling and arm presentations, chord prolapse, chord around the neck, etc., quite a thorough and clear graphic review of necessary knowledge. (see Blake, p.431) Neat old repair to lower blank corner of title (not touching text), some foxing and light stains, endpaper notes, moderate shelfwear but a good clean copy, complete Contemporary Viennese binding of half brown calf with raised bands and yellow paper-covered boards [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Schooner Books Ltd.(ABAC/ALAC)]
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        Signer Stephen Hopkins endorses a highly important Battle of Lake George document tied to the reinforcement of William Johnson's troops, ordering payment for Edward Cole's Rhode Island company. Cole's request, written a week after the battle, contains one of the earliest manuscript references to "Lake George."

      "Endorsement Signed, ""Step Hopkins,"" [Newport, R.I.] November 8, 1775, on the verso of an Autograph Note Signed of Edward Cole, ""Edw Cole,"" 1 page, 6.25"" x 4"", Lake George, September 17, 1755 requesting pay for his company. On the verso, Hopkins, together with fellow Committee of War members, approves the payment ""and charge it to the Colony."" Vertical creases, minor wear at margins, light soiling at corners, else very good to fine condition. Lt. Colonel Cole had recently marched from Rhode Island to Albany to reinforce British troops under the command of William Johnson. Cole's Rhode Islanders had arrived just in time to help a British scouting party overcome French and Indian ambush as they returned to Fort Lyman (later renamed Fort Edward, in honor of Edward, Duke of York) from Lake George. Cole's reinforcements enabled William Johnson to improve his camp's defenses and allowed him to wage a pitched battle against his French adversaries. Johnson prevailed against the French late in the afternoon?"the first significant British victory of the French and Indian War. Cole writes, only a week following the battle, in full: ""Pay to Mr. William Mumford or Order the Sum of Twelve Hundred pounds /old Tenor/ for wages Due to me and my Comp[any] and Charge the same to Your Most Obt. Servt. Edw[ar]d Cole."" Mumford, who Rhode Island records reveal commanded Fort George in Newport Bay for much of the war, signs in receipt of the funds destined for Cole's men. This document also stands as one of the earliest known usages of ""Lake George"" in contemporary manuscript. William Johnson had just renamed Lac Ste. Sacrament, Lake George in honor of George II on August 25, 1755. During the American Revolution, Cole was a loyalist. Rhode Island authorities confiscated his home and property, and Cole became a refugee in Nova Scotia (""Claims and Memorial of Edward Cole of Rhode Island,"" [Halifax], Feb. 24, 1784, Great Britain, Public Record Office, Audit Office, Class 13, Volume 59, folio 64)."

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        An Act to Restrain the Trade and Commerce of the Colonies of New Jersey, Pensylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and South Carolina, to Great Britain, Ireland, and the British Islands in the West Indies [2nd Restraining Act]

      Charles Eyre and William Strahan, London 1775 - [2], 463-472 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 second of the Restraining Acts, which restricted trade in and out of the colonies of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and South Carolina. After July 20, 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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        Essays Relating to Agriculture and Rural Affairs; in Two Parts, Illustrated With Copperplates

      Edinburgh: For T. Cadell and William Creech. 1775. First Edition. Hardcover. 2 parts in one volume. Full calf with five raised bands on spine and constrasing spine lable bearing gilt titles, upper joint cracked but binding firm on cords, corners bumped/rubbed, old price in ink on ffep, text clean and bright, illustrated with 3 folding copper engraved plates. James Anderson (17 January 1738 - 15 October 1808), a figure in the Scottish Enlightenment, was an agriculturist and economist. He took over his families farm at the age of 15 when his parents dies and later, through marriage, came to own and manage a 1300 acre farm in Aberdeenshire. He wrote extensively on agriculture and economics, mostly under a variety of aliases. , 8vo 8" - 9" tall, xxxiii [1] + 472 pp .

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        Kurpfälzisches Kriegs-Reglement vom Jahre 1775. Erste Abtheilung komplett in 3 Teilen. 1. Von dem Unterricht der Officiers und Unterofficiers überhaupt, und was dieselbe mit dem Gewehr, Esponton, Fahnen, Degen und Kurzgewehr vor Handgriffe machen müssen. 2. Vom Dienst in der Garnison. 3. Wie der Dienst im Feld geschehen soll. In einem Buch.

      Mannheim, Hofbuchdruckerei, o. J. (1775 - 1776).. 8°. Brauner Halblederband der Zeit geprägtem Rückentitel auf Rückenschild. Das Kapital oben leicht lädiert, Einband etwas berieben. Bezugsleder mit kleinen Wurmfraßstellen. 364 S., 3 Bl., 240 S., 4 Bl., 140 S., 6 Bl. (das letzte weiß) mit gestochener Titelvignette und 24 gefalteten Kupfertafeln. Vorsätze leimschattig, wenige Blätter mit Randausriß, wenig fleckig. Kleiner Tintenfleck im seitlichen Schnitt. Gutes Exemplar.. Veitenheimer 471. - Die Kupfer mit Bataillons-Formationen, Schlachtenordnungen etc. - Enthält Vorschriften für die Kurpfälzische Infanterie, den Dienst in der Garnison und im Feld. - #FLUR

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        The Bay of Honduras. By Thos. Jefferys Geographer to His Majesty

      London:: Robert Sayer,. 1775.. First edition. Maps. Very good condition. From an early edition of Jefferys' West India Atlas, this is a chart of the coastline from Salamanca de Bacalar to Brewer's Lagoon and the Moskito Coast, centered on the Gulf of Honduras and the Rio Balize. Extends to the Port of Guatimala and La Trinidad on the Pacific Coast, showing numerous volcanoes in the region. The coastline is very detailed, with shoals, islands, soundings and sailing directions and sail ships are used to illustrate navigable routes. Just below Hanover Bay the map indicates "The Logwood Cutters" most likely referring to the lumber industry for Honduran mahogany and rosewood. Many names in both English & Spanish, especially in the regions along the Moskito Coast, where British settlements existed. Sellers & Van Ee #2131. Outline in color, 2 minor tears in margin not affecting map, 24.5x19.5".

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        The history of English poetry, from the close of the eleventh to the commencement of the eighteenth century. To which are prefixed two dissertations. I. On the origin of romantic fiction in Europe. II. On the introduction of learning into England.

      J. Dodsley [et al.] 1775-81, London - 3 volumes, 4to, full contemporary diced calf, perfunctorily rebacked, gilt paneled spines, red morocco labels; very good, sound set. To volume 3 is prefixed a third dissertation on the Gesta Romanorum. Lowndes, p. 2847, calls the work "a most curious, valuable, and interesting literary history," and reports the existence of a fourth volume (which consisted of a Fragment and a general index) published in 1806. But see Rothschild 2525-2527 where it is inferred that volume IV never got beyond proof sheets, and DNB emphatically states that the fourth volume "never appeared." This first volume is dated 1775 and is a later issue of it (it first appeared with a 1774 date); the second and third volumes are first editions. In spite of its defects and the fate the work suffered at the hands of contemporary critics, the diligent scholar will quickly discover that "nowhere else has he at his command so well furnished an armory of facts and dates about obscure writers; while for the student of sixteenth century literature, while Warton's results have been at many points developed, but have not as a whole been superceded. His style is unaffected and invariably clear. He never forgot that he was the historian and not the critic of the literature of which he treated. He handled with due precision the bibliographical side of his subject, and extended equal thoroughness of investigation to every variety of literary effort. No literary history discloses more comprehensive learning in classical and foreign literature, as well as in that of Great Britain" (DNB). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB)]
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        "The history of English poetry, from the close of the eleventh to the commencement of the eighteenth century. To which are prefixed two dissertations. I. On the origin of romantic fiction in Europe. II. On the introduction of learning into England."

      London: J. Dodsley [et al.]. 1775-81. "3 volumes, 4to, full contemporary diced calf, perfunctorily rebacked, gilt paneled spines, red morocco labels; very good, sound set. To volume 3 is prefixed a third dissertation on the Gesta Romanorum. Lowndes, p. 2847, calls the work ""a most curious, valuable, and interesting literary history,"" and reports the existence of a fourth volume (which consisted of a Fragment and a general index) published in 1806. But see Rothschild 2525-2527 where it is inferred that volume IV never got beyond proof sheets, and DNB emphatically states that the fourth volume ""never appeared."" This first volume is dated 1775 and is a later issue of it (it first appeared with a 1774 date); the second and third volumes are first editions. In spite of its defects and the fate the work suffered at the hands of contemporary critics, the diligent scholar will quickly discover that ""nowhere else has he at his command so well furnished an armory of facts and dates about obscure writers; while for the student of sixteenth century literature, while Warton's results have been at many points developed, but have not as a whole been superceded. His style is unaffected and invariably clear. He never forgot that he was the historian and not the critic of the literature of which he treated. He handled with due precision the bibliographical side of his subject, and extended equal thoroughness of investigation to every variety of literary effort. No literary history discloses more comprehensive learning in classical and foreign literature, as well as in that of Great Britain"" (DNB)."

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        Minutemen Pay Scale

      Dorchester 1775 - Manuscript Document Signed ("Luke Drury Capn"), 1 p, folio, Dorchester, 20 December 1775, pay scale with calculations of pay from one to ten days for Privates, Corporals, 1st and 2nd Lieutenants, Sergeants and the Captain. ConditionMild browning and a few brown stains.

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        The Coast of Yucatan from Campeche to Bahia del Ascensin; with the West End of Cuba, By Thos. Jefferys Geographer to His Majesty

      Robert Sayer, London 1775 - Engraved chart. From the West-India Atlas. London, Printed for Robt. Sayer, Map & Printseller, No. 53 Fleet Street, as the Act directs 20th. Feby. 1775. Sheet C. F. 6. Sheet size: 21 x 28 1/4". Inventory#: p772pmat.

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        Carte Reduite du Golfe de Bengale

      Paris 1775 - Size : 500x685 (mm), 19.625x27 (Inches), Hand Colored in Outline

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        AUTOGRAPH DOCUMENT, SIGNED BY OLIVER ELLSWORTH AND THOMAS SEYMOUR, AUTHORIZING PAYMENT TO THE FAIRFIELD MILITIA DURING THE FIRST MONTHS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION].

      Hartford. Nov. 30, 1775. - [1]p., measuring 6 x 8 inches, ten lines of text; docketed on verso. Old fold lines. Minor soiling Near fine. Key manuscript document, written and signed by Oliver Ellsworth, revealing the interaction between the colonies during the earliest stages of the American Revolution, and the financial interchanges that fueled the rebellion. Ellsworth served in several Connecticut government positions during the Revolution, including as a delegate to the Continental Congress. He was one of the five- member committee that drafted the Constitution at the Constitutional Convention in 1787, playing an important role in the drafting of the Connecticut Compromise, which gave equal representation to large and small states in the Senate; Ellsworth left the Convention, however, before the final draft was completed and is not counted among the Signers. He subsequently served as a U.S. Senator (1789-96) and as the third Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Following the alarm raised by the battles at Lexington and Concord in April 1775, militiamen from across the colonies gathered at Boston - this body would become the Continental Army, and the Revolutionary War had begun. In this document, Ellsworth and Thomas Seymour authorize Connecticut Treasurer Jonathan Lawrence to "Pay the Select Men of Fairfield Five pounds Five Shilling & nine pence in Bills - in part the Expence of the Inhabitants of sd. Town who marched towards Boston & to N. York in Alarm last Spring - & Necessaries supplied the Rifle Battalion marching thru this colony to camp at Cambridge." Signed by Ellsworth and Seymour on the recto, and by Thaddeus Burr, acknowledging receipt of the funds, on the verso, along with docketing. A wonderful piece, in lovely condition, from the opening months of the Revolution.

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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. . Catalogs: topography: scotland.

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        Ghostly Testimony in a Document Signed during the Revolutionary War

      Folio Document Signed by Powell, dated 15 June 1775 in Frederick, Maryland. Powell signs an affidavit repudiating his previous claims that a dying young child had ordered his father to pay Powell twenty shillings and requesting his parents turn his sister over to Powell once she has come of age. In part: "To all People to whom it may concern... I... let fall from my mouth the most heinnious parger'd words... Declaring that 'Certain Moses Cool -- Son of John Cool -- who departed this life about sixteen or seventeen years ago at the age of eight or nine years...that he the said Moses Cool in time of sickness & on his Death bed did order his father John Cool to give me... the sum of twenty shillings & also requesting his father & mother that When Ever his sister Saria become of age to Give her to me in Mariage & farther declaring that I have often seen the gost of him the said Moses since his death & that I spoke with it concerning the above which I now have a true sence of this my great & miserable crime Do freely acknollege to be entirely falce..." Powell goes on to repudiate his testimony because of his fear of the abominable sin he has committed. Signed and witnessed by several enumerated in the document to whom Powell repeated his calumnies. Modest light wear, near fine. An early and unusual mention of ghostly testimony, albeit false, in early America. .

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        A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland

      London: Printed for W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1775 - The scarce first printing. "I had desired to visit the Hebrides . and was . induced to undertake the journey, by finding in Mr. Boswell a companion . " Though Johnson's name does not appear on the title page, the opening sentence left no doubt in the minds of his earliest readers who the author was First edition, first issue, with 12-line errata. 8vo. D8 and U4 are cancels. Contemporary tree calf, marbled endpapers, early rebacking preserving original spine. Joints a bit tender, title and text lightly spotted. Courtney & Smith p. 122; Chapman & Hazen p. 151; Rothschild 1256 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        De Novorum Ossium In Integris Aut Maximis, Ob Morbos, Deperditionibus, Regeneratione Experimenta

      Paris: Ambr. Didot, 1775. First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Early half leather, worn at corners, slight worming to the spine, slightly shaken, one gathering loose. Scattered browning internally, generally clean and bright. 3 engraved plates and a table, the plates lightly foxed with dampstains. Also an eye doctor and urologist (and catheter inventor), in this work he was the first to posit a system of bone reproduction, though it wasn't until Larghi's work a century later that his theories were put into practice. Size: duodecimo (12mo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Inventory No: 042400.

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        De novorum ossium, in integris aut maximis, ob morbos, deperditionibus regeneratione experimenta. Ubi, maxima Materiae affinitate, breviter de Fracturis, & de Vi quam Natura impendit in ossibus elongandis, dum crescunt.

      Didot,, Lutetiae Parisorum, 1775 - Cm. 17, pp. x -240. Con una grande tabella e tre tavole incise in rame ripiegate fuori testo. Legatura di poco posteriore in mezza pelle, dorso liscio con filetti in oro e titoli su tassello. Esemplare genuino ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Edizione originale, importante, di quest'opera sulla rigenerazione ossea. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Carte Generale de la Province de Bretagne Levée Geometriquement et Assujetie aux Observations Astronomiques de M.rs de l'Academie Royale des Sciences. Dediée a nos Seigneurs les Etats de Bretagne Par une Societé d'Ingenieurs.

      1775 - Rennes, 1775. Coloured. 510 x 720mm. A detailed map of Britanny, marking the main roads. Unusually it was published locally: under the rococo title cartouche is 'Se Vend à Rennes Rue aux Foulon'.

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        AD - Eigenhändiges Manuskript.

      . Ohne Ort und Datum, 3 1/2 Seiten, Kl.4°, Doppelblatt. Halbspaltig beschriebener medizinischer Aufsatz.. Johann Nepomuk Rust (1775-1840), einer der angesehensten Chirurgen seiner Zeit, Leiter der Charite, Generalstabsarzt der preußischen Armee. - - Doppelblatt aus einer Arbeit über Brustamputation, mit einigen Streichungen und Einschaltungen. - - "... Findet man daß die Drüse mit dem Armgeflechte so innig verwachsen ist, daß dieselbe ohne Gefahr dieses zu verletzen nicht vollständig exstirpirt werden kann, so läßt man die Drüse vom Gehülfen stark hervorziehen und bindet um ihren tiefsten Theil ein gewächstes Fadenbändchen fest und der gelöste Theil der Drüse wird hierauf vor der Ligatur abgeschnitten, der Rest aber der Absonderung durch Eiterung überlassen. - - Varianten - - 1) v. Zellenberg und Kern verrichteten die Amputation der Brust ohne vorherige Trennung der allgemeinen Bedeckungen, gleichsam in einem Akte, indem sie mittelst eines kleinen Amputations Messers durch 2 halbkreisförmige rund um die Basis der Brust geführte Schnitte Haut und Drüse gleichzeitig zu trennen suchen und sich auf diese Art den ältern Operationsmethoden nähern, nach welchen die kranke Brust mittelst verschiedener Vorrichtungen vom Torax abgezogen und durch einen entweder von oben nach unten (Scultet) oder von unten nach oben (Heister) oder kreisförmig (Solingen) geführten Schnitt abgesetzt wird. Bei dieser Verfahrungsweise kömmt man aber leicht in Gefahr vieles wegzuschneiden was füglich hätte sitzen bleiben können oder sitzen zu lassen, was sich durch die mehr unblutige Lösung der Brustdrüse viel sicherer und genauer entfernen läßt ..." - - Es folgt die Beschreibung der Operationsweise "v Hoorne ... nach Arce's Methode" und des Verfahrens bei "gleichzeitig zu exstirpirender Achseldrüse".

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        Carte nouvelle des Royaumes de Galizie et Lodomerie avec le District de Bukowine.

      Augsburg Lotter 1775 - Altkolorierte Kupferstichkarte von T.C. Lotter, Bildausschnitt 48 x 59,5 cm, Blattgr. 50 x 61 cm. Ritter, Die Welt aus Augsburg. Landkarten von Tobias Conrad Lotter und seinen Nachfolgern, p. 50; nicht bei Imago Poloniae; zeigt Galizien und die Bukowina, wohl nach dem Frieden von Kücük Kaynarca erschienen bei dem Österreich für seine "Vermittlungsbemühungen" zur Beendigung des Russisch-Türkischer Krieges (1768–1774) mit der Bukowina "belohnt" wurde, bei der wohl im gleichen Jahr erschienenen Karte von Güssefeld fehlt die Bukowina, da Güssefeld allein die Wandkarte von Polen von Rizzi-Zannoni als Vorlage diente; an allen Seiten knapprandig, in den Rändern etwas fleckig, in den Ecken kleine Löchlein wohl von Reisnägeln.

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        TRAITE ELEMENTAIRE D'HYDRODYNAMIQUE: Ouvrage Dans Lequel la Theorie et l'Experience s'Eclairent ou se Suppleent Mutuellement; Avec des Notes sur Plusieurs Endroits Qui Ont Paru Meriter d'Etre Approfondis.

      Paris: Claude-Antoine Jombert 1775 - 2 volumes. 8vo. Later edition (1st was 1771). Volume 1: 1pp (half-title leaf) + 1pp (title leaf) + xxxvii + 1pp + 396pp; 9 folding engraved plates. Volume 2: 1pp (half-title leaf) + 1pp (title leaf) + 444pp; 7 folding engraved plates. Contemporary full calf, raised bands, gilt. Spine and corners expertly restored. Very good. On the fundamental principles of hydrodynamics, with many finely-executed illustrative diagrams. [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, Hardback, Third EditionFinely 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. ; 0 pages; 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.

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        The Russian Discoveries, from the Map Published by the Imperial Academy of St. Petersburg.

      R. Sayer Map and Printfeller, London 1775 - Engraving by Thomas Jefferys. Original outline hand color. London, Printed for Robt. Sayer, Map & Printseller No. 5 in Fleet Street. Published as the Act directs March 2d. 1775. Sheet size: 21 1/2 x 29 1/4". Inventory#: p1175pmat.

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        The Russian Discoveries from the Map Published by the Imperial Academy of St. Petersburg. (Russia)

      Robert Sayer, London 1775 - Engraving with original line hand-color. Sheet size: 21 5/8 x 29". Inventory#: p1580pmat.

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        Oeuvres de Monsieur de Saint Marc.

      Genêve & Paris, Monory, 1775. - Large 8vo. (IV)+312 pp. With engraved frontisp. (author's portrait) after Danloux, additional engraved title after Eisen, 1 plate after Moreau, head- & tail-pieces after Eisen and Marillier, engraved by Gaucher & Elluin. Hardcover. 20th-century maroon morocco with gilt decor. spine & borders, gilt inside dentelles, silk doublures, marbled endpaper, top edge gilt (Bernasconi). VG. (Few pages with small brown spot). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A History of the Island of Anglesey

      London: J Dodsley, 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)

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        The Rivals. A Comedy

      London: Printed for John Wilkie, 1775 - Attractive large copy of Sheridan's first published play, one of the great English comedies, featuring the deliciously ludicrous Mrs. Malaprop: "If I reprehend any thing in this world, it is the use of my oracular tongue, and a nice derangement of epitaphs!" First edition, second issue, with page 79 correctly numbered. 8vo (21 x 13.5 cm). With half-title. x, [vi], 100 pp. Later wrappers. Fine. Laid in green cloth drop box. Bookplate. Ashley V, p.152; NCBEL II, 818 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Duenna: A Comic Opera. In Three Acts. As Preformed at the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden: With Universal Applause

      Printed for T. N. Longman. First authorized edition of the text of the opera; the music had previously appeared separately when the opera was first performed in 1775, but with no spoken text.. Hinges starting; spine chipped at the head and foot; very good copy.. NCBEL II, 818. 4to, 20th century straight-grained dark red morocco, gilt rules and lettering, t.e.g. Sheridan?s immensely popular opera was at first only published in corrupted, unauthorized editions until this one.

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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

      London: T. Payne, 1775 - Reverend Burnaby was the son of a wealthy clergyman and graduate of Queen's College, Cambridge. "There is a pleasant tone, a wise and educated spirit in this record, which make ample amends for the obvious influences of the writer's religious and political views upon his impressions of the country and the people-" -- H.T. Tuckerman, America and her Commentators, p. 173 Second Edition. 4to. xvi, 198, [1] pp. Bound in three quarters brown morocco and cloth. Fine. Howes B995; Clark II 7; Sabin 9359; Larned 833; Bibliography of Virginia 675 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Travels Through the Middle Settlements in North America, In the Years 1759 and 1760

      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.

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        Travels Through the Middle Settlements in North America

      London, UK: T. Payne, 1775. 2nd Edition . Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Second edition of the Reverend Andrew Burnaby's travelogue of time spent in the colonies in 1759 and 1760, first published in 1775. The second edition was published within the year. It provides a glimpse into life in the pre-Revolutionary America. Burnaby also kept a diary of the weather. Half leather on marbled paper boards. Ink underlining and marginalia throughout, bookplate on front endpaper. Edges of boards rubbed, corners a bit bumped, hinges are starting to split.

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        A Chart of the Gulf of St. Laurence, composed from a great number of actual surveys and other materials, regulated and connected by astronomical observations

      Printed & sold by Robt. Sayer & Jno. Bennett, London 1775 - Engraved map. Table of astronomical observations. Rare first state of Sayer and Bennett's chart of the Gulf of St. Laurence, based on the surveys by James Cook and Michael Lane. At the conclusion of the French and Indian War, the British needed accurate charts of the territories that had been awarded to them in the Treaty of Paris. The areas that were of particular interest to the Admiralty included Labrador and Newfoundland. "On 19 April 1763 James Cook, Master R.N. was ordered by the Admiralty to proceed to Newfoundland 'in order to your taking a survey of the Parts of the Coasts and Harbours of that Island'" (Tooley & Skelton, in Tooley's The Mapping of America p.177). His appointment would have been based, in no small part, on the glowing endorsement of his commanding officer, who had written to the Admiralty in December 1762 "that from my experience of Mr. Cook's genius and capacity, I think him well fitted for the work he has undertaken, and for greater undertakings of the same kind". "The charting of Newfoundland and southern Labrador by Cook. and by his successor Michael Lane . was unequalled, for thoroughness and method, by any previous hydrographic work by Englishmen [and also allowed Cook to master the art of practical surveying and navigation, in a way that brought him to the attention of the Admiralty and Royal Society at a crucial moment. More immediately.] it produced the first charts of this extensive and difficult coastline that could (in the words of a later hydrographer) 'with any degree of safety be trusted by the seaman'" (Tooley & Skelton op. cit.). Cook started by surveying the northwest stretch of coastline in 1763 and 1764, then in 1765 and 1766 the south coast between Cape Ray and the Burin Peninsula, and in 1767 the west coast. His work was interrupted by what was to prove to be the first of his three great voyages to the Pacific, and the work on Newfoundland and southern Labrador was finished by Michael Lane between 1768 and 1773. Thomas Jefferys used the charts by Cook and others to form the "Collection of Charts of 1769-70, a prototype . for the celebrated North-American Pilot which was to be published in five English editions from 1775 to 1806" (Tooley & Skelton op,cit.). Unlike many of the other charts in the North American Pilot which appeared in other forms in earlier publications, the present chart first appeared in the 1775 edition of that great atlas. As the title suggests, Sayer and Bennett drafted this map by compiling information from other sources, with the charting of southern Labrador and the western and southern coasts of Newfoundland entirely based on the surveys by Cook and Lane. The map would be republished in successive issues of the North American Pilot (with changes to the imprint) as well as copies of The American Atlas (with "Pl. No." added to the upper right corner in advance of "XI"). Kershaw, Early Printed Maps of Canada II:597; Phillips, A List of Maps of America , p. 1209; Skelton & Tooley, The Marine Surveys of James Cook in North America 13.XI.

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        [SAMMELBAND OF TWENTY-FIVE REVOLUTIONARY ERA MASSACHUSETTS LAWS AND THE FOLIO PRINTING OF THE 1780 MASSACHUSETTS CONSTITUTION]

      Watertown or Boston: Benjamin Edes, 1775-1783.. Various paginations, as described below. Folio. Contemporary reverse calf, covers and spine tooled in blind. Spine lacking, leather detached from front board, leather nearly detached from rear board, boards still attached, cords intact. Front and rear endpapers loose from boards. Dampstains, stains, light foxing throughout. Some top edges and foredges closely trimmed with occasional loss of text; occasional leaves loose; occasional tears, some with loss of text. Third title lacks seven pages, tenth title lacks final leaf (see below for additional information for specific titles). Several ownership inscriptions of Joseph Allen of Worcester, Massachusetts. Near good condition. In a cloth clamshell case, leather label. A sammelband of Revolutionary-era Massachusetts acts and laws published by Benjamin Edes and various associates between 1775 and 1783. The collection of documents is of particular interest for a number of legislative actions directly related to the Revolutionary War, such as maritime defense, the creation of militias, the buildup of troops, and various issues regarding treason, deserters, and Tories. The first three documents, printed in Watertown, New England "under the reign of George the Third, King," includes acts regarding the development of the colony's defense. Chapter I of the second title is "an act for encouraging the fixing out of armed vessels to defend the sea coast of America, and for erecting a court to try and condemn all vessels that shall be found infesting the same." Chapter I of the third title is "an act for forming and regulating the militia within the colony of Massachusetts Bay," and Chapter XIII from the same session is "an act for raising and forming a regiment or troop...out of the several regiments of foot in the county of Worcester." (Similar acts for other towns are to be found recorded elsewhere in the volume.) While the first and second of these Watertown imprints are recorded in a dozen institutions each, the third title is located only at the Pennsylvania Historical Society, and all three are extremely uncommon in the market. Numerous additional acts related to the war are found in the acts and laws "of the state of the Massachusetts Bay, in New England," printed after the Declaration of Independence. Chapter XXI of the fourth title, printed in 1777, includes an extensive act "for providing a reinforcement to the American Army." Legislation regarding treason is also thoroughly documented. Chapter XXXII is a lengthy act "against treason...and regulating trials in such cases, and for directing the mode of executing judgments against persons attainted of felony." In a related matter, Chapter XIII in the eighth title, printed in 1778, is an act "to prevent the return to this state of certain persons therein named, and others, who have left this state, or either of the United States, and joined the enemies thereof." The latter consists of three pages of names of Tories prohibited from returning to the state. This volume belonged to Joseph Allen (1749- 1827), a nephew of Samuel Adams who moved to Worcester in 1776 and was a member of the Massachusetts State constitutional convention in 1788. His signature and additional manuscript annotations are found on the rear free endpaper as well as on individual titles published between 1779 and 1782. This set of documents, bound after Adams collected them individually over a number of years, are as follow: 1) IN THE FIFTEENTH YEAR OF THE REIGN OF GEORGE THE THIRD, KING, &c. ACTS AND LAWS...BEGUN AND HELD AT WATERTOWN...THE NINETEENTH DAY OF JULY...1775. Watertown, New England: Printed by Benjamin Edes, Printer to the Honorable Council and Honorable House of Representatives, 1775. pp.1-7. Leaves loose, upper right corner torn with slight loss of text. EVANS 14202. 2) IN THE SIXTEENTH YEAR OF THE REIGN OF GEORGE THE THIRD, KING, &c. ACTS AND LAWS...BEGUN AND HELD AT WATERTOWN...THE NINETEENTH DAY OF JULY...1775...AND THENCE CONTINUED BY ADJOURNMENT TO...THE TWENTIETH DAY OF SEPTEMBER FOLLOWING.... Watertown, New England: Printed by Benjamin Edes, Printer to the Honorable Council and Honorable House of Representatives, 1775. pp.9-13. Leaves loose, upper right corner torn with slight loss of text. EVANS 14203. 3) IN THE SIXTEENTH YEAR OF THE REIGN OF GEORGE THE THIRD, KING, &c. ACTS AND LAWS...BEGUN AND HELD AT WATERTOWN...THE NINETEENTH DAY OF JULY...1775...AND THENCE CONTINUED BY ADJOURNMENTS TO...THE TWENTY- NINTH DAY OF NOVEMBER FOLLOWING, AND THEN MET. [Watertown: Benjamin Edes, 1776]. pp.15- 59. Lacks pp.23-38 and pp.59. Pp.39-44 present but misbound. Pp.21-22 cleanly torn on fold. Pp.49- 50 loose. Pp.43-44, 51-54, 57- 58 torn with slight loss of text. Colophon from Bristol. This copy also includes pp.65- 68 of ACTS AND LAWS from an additional publication. BRISTOL B4274. 4) IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD, 1776. [ACTS AND LAWS, PASSED BY THE GREAT AND GENERAL COURT OR ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF THE MASSACHUSETTS- BAY, IN NEW-ENGLAND]. Boston: Printed by Benjamin Edes, Printer to the Honorable Council of the State of Massachusetts-Bay, 1777. pp.71-106. Top edges slightly shaved. EVANS 15400. 5) [ACTS AND LAWS, PASSED BY THE GREAT AND GENERAL COURT OF ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF THE MASSACHUSETTS-BAY, IN NEW-ENGLAND]. Boston: Printed by Benjamin Edes, Printer to the Honorable Council of the State of Massachusetts-Bay, 1777. pp.107-137. Pp.109- 110 torn with no loss, manuscript additions on pp.107, 122-123. EVANS 15401. 6) ACTS AND LAWS...BEGUN AND HELD AT BOSTON...THE TWENTY-EIGHTH DAY OF MAY...1775. Boston: Printed by Benjamin Edes, Printer to the Honorable the Council, 1778. pp.139-178. Pp.165-166 cleanly torn with no loss. Manuscript additions on p.139 and p.155. EVANS 15883. 7) ACTS AND LAWS...BEGUN AND HELD AT BOSTON...THE TWENTY-SEVENTH DAY OF MAY...1778. Boston: Printed by Benjamin Edes, Printer to the Honorable the Council of Massachusetts State, 1778. pp.179-189. Slight manuscript additions on pp.186-187. EVANS 15884. 8) ACTS AND LAWS...BEGUN AND HELD AT BOSTON...THE TWENTY-SEVENTH DAY OF MAY...1778; AND FROM THENCE CONTINUED BY ADJOURNMENTS TO...THE SIXTEENTH DAY OF SEPTEMBER FOLLOWING, AND THEN MET. Boston: Printed by Benjamin Edes, Printer to the Honorable Council of Massachusetts-State, 1778. pp.191-207. Last leaf (p.207) loose. EVANS 15885. 9) ACTS AND LAWS...BEGUN AND HELD AT BOSTON...THE TWENTY-SEVENTH DAY OF MAY...1778; AND FROM THENCE CONTINUED BY ADJOURNMENTS TO...THE SIXTH DAY OF JANUARY 1779, AND THEN MET. Boston: Printed by Benjamin Edes, Printer to the Honorable Council of Massachusetts State, 1779. pp.209- 222. Last leaf (p.222) loose. EVANS 16343. 10) ACTS AND LAWS...BEGUN AND HELD AT BOSTON...THE TWENTY-SEVENTH DAY OF MAY...1778; AND FROM THENCE CONTINUED BY ADJOURNMENTS TO...THE SEVENTH DAY OF APRIL FOLLOWING, AND THEN MET. [Boston: Printed by Benjamin Edes, and Comp'y. Printers to the honorable Council of the State of Massachusetts-Bay, 1779]. pp.223-237. Lacks last leaf (p.237), colophon from Evans. EVANS 16344. 11) ACTS AND LAWS...BEGUN AND HELD...THE TWENTY-SIXTH DAY OF MAY...1779. Boston: Printed by Benjamin Edes, and Comp'y. Printers to the Honorable Council of the State of Massachusetts-Bay, 1779. pp.239-251. Ownership inscription of J. Allen on p.251. EVANS 16345. 12) ACTS AND LAWS...BEGUN AND HELD AT BOSTON...THE TWENTY-SIXTH DAY OF MAY...1779; AND FROM THENCE CONTINUED BY ADJOURNMENT TO...THE EIGHTH OF SEPTEMBER FOLLOWING, AND THEN MET. Boston: Printed by Benjamin Edes and Sons, Printers to the Honorable Council of the State of Massachusetts-Bay, 1779-80. pp.253-277. EVANS 16346. NAIP W032864. 13) ACTS AND LAWS...BEGUN AND HELD AT BOSTON...THE TWENTY-SIXTH DAY OF MAY...1779; FROM THENCE CONTINUED BY ADJOURNMENTS TO...THE EIGHTH OF MARCH FOLLOWING, AND THEN MET. Boston: Printed by Benjamin Edes and Sons, Printers to the Honorable Council of the State of Massachusetts Bay, 1780. pp.279- 309 [i.e. 279-311]. Last leaf loose, two-page unpaginated valuation list inserted between pp. 296 and 297. EVANS 16837. 14) ACTS AND LAWS...BEGUN AND HELD AT BOSTON...THE THIRTY-FIRST DAY OF MAY...1780. Boston: Printed by Benjamin Edes and Sons, Printers to the Honorable Council of the State of Massachusetts Bay, 1780. pp.311-317. Not in Evans. NAIP W015008. 15) ACTS AND LAWS...BEGUN AND HELD AT BOSTON...THE THIRTY- FIRST DAY OF MAY...1780; AND FROM THENCE CONTINUED BY ADJOURNMENT TO...THE SEVENTH OF SEPTEMBER FOLLOWING, AND THEN MET. Boston: Printed by Benjamin Edes and Sons, Printers to the Honourable Council of the State of Massachusetts Bay, 1780. pp.319-329. Ownership inscription "Joseph Allen Worcester 1780" on blank verso of p.329. Not in Evans. NAIP W0150101. 16) THE CONSTITUTION OR FRAME OF GOVERNMENT FOR THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS. Boston: Printed by Benjamin Edes and Sons, Printers to His Excellency the Governor, the Council and Senate of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1781. 24pp. Titlepage and p.3 torn with no loss, foredge of text closely trimmed with some loss of text. Manuscript additions on pp. 4, 5, 7, 22, and 23. Titlepage inscribed, with each letter of the printed title written in cursive capital letters. A Latin inscription is also added around the shield of the Commonwealth. This is the second edition of the final Massachusetts state constitution, a document of the greatest influence on the federal constitution. EVANS 17229. 17) A TABLE. [Boston: Printed by Benjamin Edes & Sons, Printers to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1782]. 5pp. First leaf torn with slight loss. Manuscript index additions on pp.4-5. The index for Evans 17592, bound as the twenty- fifth title in this volume, described below. 18) ACTS AND LAWS, OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS. Boston: Printed by Benjamin Edes and Sons, Printers to His Excellency the Governor, the Council and Senate of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1781. 49pp. Foredge trimmed close, affecting sidenotes. The title and imprint, as recorded on titlepage and by Evans 17211, but correct pagination, variant caption title on page 3, and variant imprint in colophon on p.49 as recorded by Evans 17212. Ownership inscription of Joseph Allen dated 1780 (?) on blank verso of p.5. EVANS 17212. 19) ACTS AND LAWS...BEGUN AND HELD AT BOSTON...THE TWENTY-FIFTH DAY OF OCTOBER...1780; AND FROM THENCE CONTINUED BY ADJOURNMENTS TO...THE ELEVENTH DAY OF APRIL, 1781, AND THEN MET. Boston: Printed by Benjamin Edes and Sons, Printers to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1871. pp.51- 74. Trimmed at foredge slightly affecting some sidenotes. EVANS 17213. 20) ACTS AND LAWS...BEGUN AND HELD AT BOSTON...THE TWENTY-EIGHTH DAY OF MAY...1781. Boston: Printed by Benjamin Edes and Sons, Printers to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1781. pp.75-85. Trimmed at foredge, affecting some sidenotes. EVANS 17214. 21) ACTS AND LAWS...BEGUN AND HELD AT BOSTON...THE THIRTIETH DAY OF MAY...1781; AND FROM THENCE CONTINUED BY ADJOURNMENT TO...THE TWELFTH DAY OF SEPTEMBER FOLLOWING, AND THEN MET. Boston: Printed by Benjamin Edes and Sons, Printers to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1781. pp.87-107. Trimmed at foredge, slightly affecting some sidenotes. Ownership inscription of Joseph Allen with additional Latin inscription in his hand on verso of p.107. EVANS 17215. 22) ACTS AND LAWS...BEGUN AND HELD AT BOSTON...THE THIRTIETH DAY OF MAY...1781; AND FROM THENCE CONTINUED BY ADJOURNMENTS TO...THE SIXTEENTH DAY OF JANUARY 1782, AND THEN MET. Boston: Printed by Benjamin Edes and Sons, Printers to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1782. pp.109-121. Pp.109-110 torn with slight loss, trimmed at foredge slightly affecting some sidenotes. Ownership inscription of "Allen" with additional notes on p.109. EVANS 17589. 23) ACTS AND LAWS...BEGUN AND HELD AT BOSTON...THE THIRTIETH DAY OF MAY...1781; AND FROM THENCE CONTINUED BY ADJOURNMENTS TO...THE ELEVENTH DAY OF APRIL, 1782, AND THEN MET. Boston: Printed by Benjamin Edes and Sons, Printers to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1782. pp.123-131. Trimmed at foredge, slightly affecting some sidenotes. Manuscript annotation on p.125 indicates that an act was repealed, noting page recording the repeal. EVANS 17590. 24) ACTS AND LAWS...BEGUN AND HELD AT BOSTON...THE TWENTY-NINTH DAY OF MAY, 1782. Boston: Printed by Benjamin Edes and Sons, Printers to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1782. pp.133-163. Trimmed at foredge, slightly affecting a few sidenotes. EVANS 17591. 25) ACTS AND LAWS...BEGUN AND HELD AT BOSTON...THE TWENTY-NINTH DAY OF MAY...1782; AND FROM THENCE CONTINUED BY ADJOURNMENT TO...THE EIGHTEENTH DAY OF SEPTEMBER FOLLOWING, AND THEN MET. Boston: Printed by Benjamin Edes & Sons, Printers to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1782. pp.165- 205. Foredge and top edge trimmed, affecting sidenotes and headlines. The five-page index for this work is bound as the seventeenth title in this volume, described above. Inscription on verso of p.205: "Worcester County, Acts and Laws." EVANS 17592. 26) ACTS AND LAWS...BEGUN AND HELD AT BOSTON...THE TWENTY-NINTH DAY OF MAY...1782; AND FROM THENCE CONTINUED BY ADJOURNMENTS TO...THE TWENTY-NINTH DAY OF JANUARY FOLLOWING, AND THEN MET. Boston: Printed by Benjamin Edes & Sons, Printers to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1783. pp.207- 245. Pp.241-242 cleanly torn, foredge and top edge trimmed closely, affecting text, last leaf loose. Following blank leaf inscribed "Jos. Allen, Worcester," with additional Latin inscription. EVANS 18022. A contemporary sammelband of Massachusetts laws providing documentation of the legislative process during the Revolutionary era, with engaging examples of acts regarding the conflict with Great Britain. Evans and NAIP references as given above.

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