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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 astonishing....to 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]

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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]

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        NOVISIMA RECOPILACION DE LAS LEYES DE ESPAÑA DIVIDIDA EN XII LIBROS. En que se reforma la Recopilación publicada por el Señor Don Felipe II. en el año 1567, reimpresa últimamente en el año 1775:

      - Y se incorporan las pragmáticas, cédulas, decretos, órdenes y resoluciones Reales, y otras providencias no recopiladas, y expedidas hasta el de 1804. Mandada formar por el Señor Don Carlos IV. Madrid. [s.n.] 1805, 23x31, 5 Tomos encuadernaos en 3 volúmenes: 2 hojas, XXVI, 338 p. II.- 3 hojas, 492 p. ; III- 3 hojas, 278+451 págs.IV.-2 hojas., 400 p. ; V.-3 hojas. 530 págs. 2 tomos encuadernados en pergamino y un tomo en plena piel de época, algunos desperfectos en pergamino, agujerito en 2 hojas sin importancia, por lo demás buen papel limpio y sin óxido. (53778).

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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.

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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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        Tractatus de Decretis Atheniensium in quo illustratur Singulare Decretum Atheniense ex Museo equitis ac sanatoris Iacobi Nanii Veneti.

      Fulgoni,, Roma, 1775 - Cm. 27,5, pp. lvi, 446 + 1 cb. Finissima vignetta incisa al frontespizio ed una tavola fuori testo. Bella ed elegante legatura coeva in cart. ricoperto di carta veneziana dipinta. Esemplare fresco, particolarmente marginoso ed in perfetto stato di conservazione. Rara edizione originale (ed unica) impressa in soli 250 esemplari, come dichiarato al frontespizio. Frequenti passaggi in greco. Cfr. Brunet I, 846; Graesse I, 360. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Manual De Commerciantes. Tratado Utilisimo Para Los Banqueros, marcaderes, y Demás Personas Que Negocian, Libran, ó Toman Letras De Cambio Para Holanda, francia, Inglaterra, y Génova

      1775. Madrid, Joachim Ibarra, 1775. 527pp. 4to. Orignal limp vellum with red leather titleshield (vellum a bit soiled but interior nice and clean). First edition of this very useful work giving numerous tables of exchange rates for the use of merchants and bankers. The work was much valued in the eighteenth century and a second edtion did not appear until the nineteenth century.

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        The Constitution of England, or An Account of the English Government, In which it is compared with the Republican Form of Government, and occasionally with the other Monarchies in Europe.

      Printed by T. Spilsbury and sold by G. Kearsley, London 1775. - VII, 448 p. Contemp. brown leather with gilt spine, marbled end papers. Corners bumped, covers and spine rubbed, some loss of leather. Front hinge broken. First and last leaves a bit browned, few spots. Small contemp. armorial book-plate. First engl. ed. Der Genfer Jurist J. L. de Lolme (1741-1804) ging 1769 als politischer Flüchtling nach England. Nach mehrjährigen Studien verfasste er diese wichtige Beschreibung der englischen Verhältnisse, die u.a. die Verfassungsgebung der USA beeinflusste.

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        An Account of the Voyages Undertaken By the Order of His Majesty, for Making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere.

      James Potts, Dublin 1775 - 2 volumes, xxviii, (3) - 489 + 539pp. Numerous woodcut engravings plus foldout map in volume 1. Blind-stamped "Theological Institute of Conneticut". Recent binding with modern paper, leather labels to spines. Lightly foxed throughout. Hawkesworth's official account was first published 2 years earlier in London. Describes the voyages of Byron, Wallis, Carteret and Cook. Not in Beddie, see Du Rietz 541; Sabin 16251. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Éloge de Marc-Aurèle.

      Amsterdam, Paris, Moutard 1775. - 8°, 72 SS., Ganzleder der Zeit auf fünf Bünden mit Rückentitel, Rückenvergoldung, Einband wenig berieben, Ecken bestoßen, innen sauber und gut erhalten, angebunden: Eloge de Madame la Marquise de Sévigné, qui a remporté le Prix à l'Académie de Marseille en l'année 1777. Nouvelle Édition. Amsterdam, Paris, Méquignon, 1781. 49 SS. - Éloge historique de Monseigneur le Duc de Bourgogne. Paris, Imprimerie Royale, 1761. 68 SS., 1 Bl., 1 Portraitfrontisp., gest. Titelvignetten, 3 gest. Vignetten im Text. - Panégyrique de Saint Louis, Roi de France. Prononcé dans la Chapelle du Louvre, en présence de Messieurs de l'Academie Françoise, le 25 Août 1767 par M. P. Abbé de Bassinet. Paris, Regnard, 1768. 34 SS., 2 gest. Vignetten. - Panégyrique de Saint Louis, Roi de France, prononcé dans la Chapelle du Louvre le 25 Août 1771 en présence de l'Académie Françoise: Par M. l'Abbé Maury, Chanoine, Vicaire Général, & Official de Lombez. Paris, Le Jay, 1772. 103 SS. - Panégyrique de Saint Louis, Roi de France. Prononcé en l'Église des Prêtres de l'Oratoire, rue S. Honoré, devant MM. de l'Académie des Inscriptions & Belles-Lettres, & MM. de l'Académie des Sciences, le 25 Août 1774. Par le P. Mandar, Prêtre de l'Oratoire. Paris, Lottin, Onfroy. 1774. - Eloge de Charles de Sainte-Maure, Duc de Montausier, Pair de France, Gouverneur du Dauphin, Fils de Louis XIV: Discours qui a obtenu l'Accessit au Jugement de l'Académie Fronçoise, en 1781; Par M. Lacretelle, Avocat au Parlement. Paris, Demonville, 1781. 52 SS. - Eloge de Charles de Sainte-Maure, Duc de Montausier, Pair de France, Gouverneur du Dauphin, Fils de Louis XIV: Discours qui a obtenu une Mention Honorable au Jugement de l'Académie Fronçoise, en 1781. Par M. le Roi. Paris, Demonville, 1781. 56 SS.,

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        [Manuscript]: Day Book (Fishkill, New York): April 27, 1775 - September 7, 1776

      [Fishkill, New York]. (1775-1777). Manuscript Day Book (Ledger "E"). Tall folio, measuring 8" x 19.75". Contemporary full unpolished calf, tooled in blind and black, raised bands. Lacking a few manuscript leaves at the front (and two blank leaves at the rear); the first two manuscript leaves are detached and toned at the fore-edge, very good. An exceptional Colonial-era single entry account book of daily transactions, recording the accounts of about 150 leading residents of "the Fishkills" (about sixty miles north of Manhattan) in the Rombout precinct of Dutchess County, New York.The individually numbered accounts are written in columns on pages consecutively numbered 33-275, covering the period from April 27, 1775 - September 7, 1776 (and ending with three transactions from March 19 - April 5, 1777; the remaining 21 pages are blank.) The interruption between September 1776 and March 1777 was likely due to the American Revolutionary War, in which the town of Fishkill played an important part: a majority of the town's deputies and militia officers (whose transactions are duly noted in this ledger), were among the first in the New York provincial congress to sign the 1775 Revolutionary Pledge (affirming their loyalty to the Continental Congress), and the town became the main supply depot for the northern division of the Continental Army.The ledger documents goods received and sold, each person identified thus as Debtor or Creditor, with the goods itemized (by weight or volume) and cost, and with associated financial information, including cash payments, advances, etc. The most popular goods are alcoholic: wine, rum, brandy and other spirits in gallons and drams; followed by all manner of textiles: yard broad cloth, cotton, linen, silk, buttons, etc. Among the prominent names are the transactions with numerous members of the Brinckerhoff and Griffin families, many of whom were militia officers or political deputies who signed the 1775 Revolutionary Pledge. Also included are many other prominent persons (and families) who did not sign the Pledge (known formally as "the Association" promulgated in May). These include the Captains of two militia companies: Joseph Horton and Matthias Lyster.An interesting and pleasing artifact, and a scarce primary resource that provides an economic and social history of the area's Dutch, English, and German residents at the beginning of the American Revolution. .

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        American Revolutionary War Era Map): Carte nouvelle de l'Ame?rique angloise contenant tout ce que les Anglois posse?dent sur le continent de l'Ame?rique septentrionale savoir le Canada, la Nouvelle Ecosse ou Acadie, les treize provinces unies qui Sont.

      Lotter, Augsbourg 1775 - Very good, early hand color with modern enhancement. Strong image. Expertly remargined on left (had been trimmed into the printed border). This is just before the outbreak of hostilities. The thirteen colonies are highlighted in this rather decorative map. The image measures 61 x 50 cm (24 x 19.5 inches). References: McCorkle entry 776.19; Sellers & Van Ee entry 141. (The map probably appeared in 1776, and is seen in Seutter's "Grosser Atlas.") [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Verlustiging der oogen en van den geest, of verzameling van allerley bekende hoorens en schulpen.

      Amsterdam, F, Houttuyn, 1775. - Tle. 4-6 (von 6) in 1 Bd. 4 . 1 nn. Bl., 12 nn. Bl., m. 100 (90) altkol. Kupfertafeln. HLdr.d.Zt. m. RVerg. u. RSchild., (etw. ber., Rücken etw. brüchig u. verfärbt). Nissen ZBI 2236. - Bd. 2 mit den Teilen 4-6 eines der schönsten Werke über Muscheln des 18. Jahrhunderts in der holländischen Ausgabe. - Die Vorlagen für die prächtig kolorierten Kupfertafeln wurden von dem Nürnberger Kupferstecher und Kunsthändler Georg Wolfgang Knorr geschaffen und von Ph. L. Statius Müller beschrieben (Thieme-B. XXI, 30-31). - Vor- u. Nachsatz gering fl., Vorsatz mit Überklebung, sehr gutes sauberes Exemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres Complètes (tomes 1 à 12)

      chez Samuel Fauche, à Neuchâtel - Cette magnifique suite comprend les douze premiers volumes des oeuvres de J-J Rousseau, datés de 1775 à 1779, Ils renferment, entre autres, le Discours sur l'Origine de l'Inégalité, du Contrat Social, la Nouvelle Héloïse, Emile, les Lettres de la Montagne, le Dictionnaire de la Musique. Le douzième volume constitue un supplément qui se termine par les "Anecdotes pour servir à la vie de J.J. Rousseau, suite du supplément à ses oeuvres". Chaque ouvrage est relié plein cuir à 5 nerfs, le dos étant orné de fleurs dorées. L'ensemble est rehaussé de 18 figures gravées en taille-douce. Le Dictionnaire de Musique est bien complet de ses 13 planches dépliantes. Poids total: 5320 grammes. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A View of the North Shore Sailing into the Bason of Mines in the Bay Fundy.

      London 1775 - Aquatint and line engraving. This fine view is from "The Atlantic Neptune" by Capt. Joseph Fredrick Wallet, Des Barres (1721-1824). "The Atlantic Neptune" is one of the most important sea atlases of USA and Canadian Atlantic coast that was ever produced. The atlas was first published in England in 1774 and was updated regularly till 1784. The maps are known for the accurate portrayal of various sounds, bays, bars, and harbours in addition to navigational challenges. The maps are very detailed and contain both hydrographical and topographical information. Des Barres, a Swiss cartographer and landscape artist who immigrated to England and trained at the royal military academy became a colonial administrator in Halifax Nova Scotia, where he died. He was lieutenant royal American regiment, c 1756; engineer under general wolf at Quebec c.1759; and governor of Prince Edward Island. He mapped the shore line of Nova Scotia, New Found land and St. Lawrence River regions c.1764/1774 . This atlas was used by the Royal Navy during the American Revolution. Reference Debard, J. M. the family origins of J.f.W.Des Barres; Evens, uncommon Obdurate: the several public careers of J.F.W. Des Barres (Toronto 1989); De Vorsey map collector (1982) p.31, Image Size : 184x793 (mm), 7.25x31.25 (Inches), Platemark Size : , Paper Size : 278x823 (mm), 11x32.375 (Inches), Hand Colored, Aquatint and line engraving

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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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        Three clocks and three candlesticks

      Rome 1775 - John Wilton-Ely 877The watermark that is present is the double circle fleur-de-lis numbered 43 in John Wilton-Ely on page 1164 and is dated from the mid 1770s to 1790sThis plate is from the series "Diverse Maniere d'adornare I cammini ed ogni altra parte degli edifizi desunte dall' architettura Egizia?" (John Wilton-Ely)Giovanni Battista Piranesi was one of the leading figures in the development of the neoclassical style in the late 18th Century. As architect, archaeologist, artist, designer, collector, and antiquities dealer, he produced a series of etchings and engravings depicting the glories of ancient Rome. These fine prints served as source material for other architects and designers. He was born in Venice on the 4th October 1720. The son of a stone-mason, he was educated as an architect under his maternal uncle Matto Lucchesi and under Carlo Zucchi. In 1740 Piranesi left Venice for Rome, there he studied etching under Giuseppe Vasi. He appears to have had little success in these early years in Rome and as his father was unable to continue his allowance returned to Venice in 1744. He was soon, however, encouraged to return to Rome by Giuseppe Wagner, a successful engraver and publisher of Venice. This time he achieved success, and a constant series of works, illustrating architecture and antiquities, issued from his studio until his death in 1778. His output in etched plates is enormous (about 1000 numbers in all). While he achieved a work of magnitude in pictorial records of Roman monuments of antiquity and of the Renaissance, and gave immense archæological, antiquarian, and topographical value to this work, the artistic quality always predominates. He was fond of peopling his ruins with Callot-like figures, and "like Callot makes great use of the swelling line" (Hind). He had two sons and a daughter, all of whom helped him in his work and after his death carried on his publications in Rome and Paris. They were Francesco (born 1748 or 1756; died 1810), Pietro (who lived till after 1807) and Laura (born 1750). His position in Rome and in Europe after 1760 was a prominent one. He was well-known figure to the wealthy English visitors in Rome and was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in 1757. Most of his life was passed in Rome, etching, writing, publishing, and directing a workshop in which the restoration and sale of antiques played a considerable part.He was famous for his poetic views of Rome and also his fantastic imaginary interiors. His skills, allied to his deep knowledge of archaeology, provided the substance for his Vedute (Views), a series of 135 etchings of ancient and contemporary Rome, published from 1745 onwards, which established the popular mental image of the city. Vasi.et Ornamenti Antichi was a collection of 110 etchings documenting large sculptural vases, together with other antiquities excavated (and in some cases created) in Italy in the 18th century. The prints were initially separately issued and sold by Piranesi over a period of several years and subsequently collected in two folio volumes, each with its own title page, in 1778. They illustrate a wide range of genuine antiquities, as well as Piranesi's own collections, from utilitarian objects such as cinerary urns, lamps, and sarcophagi to monumental vases. The plates in Vasi often included text by Piranesi with information about where the objects were discovered and their contemporary location, and the prints bore dedications to his patrons, colleagues, visitors and influential people. He believed absolutely in the supremacy of Roman over Greek architecture, an argument he expounded most forcefully in his Della magnificenza ed architettura dei Romani (On the Magnificence of Roman Architecture, 1761). his romanticized views and imaginary interiors had a profound effect on stage designers, painters of capricci such as Hubert Robert, and even writers: William Beckford, the author of the Gothic novel and Vathek . In the 20th century his

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        A Chart of Part of the Coast of Labradore, from Grand Point to Shecatica, surveyed by Michael Lane in 1768, and Engraved by Thomas Jefferys Geographer to the King.

      Printed for R. Sayer and I. Bennett, London 1775 - A chart of the coast of Labrador from the survey that launched the career of Captain James Cook. 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 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 the 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" (Tooley & Skelton). This copy is the second issue of the map as published in the first edition of the North American Pilot (preceded only by the very rare first issue of the map, without Sayer and Bennett's imprint, which appeared in Jeffery's Collection of Charts of the Coasts of Newfoundland and Labradore in 1769). Skelton & Tooley The Marine Surveys of James Cook in North America 13.XIX. Not in Kershaw, Early Printed Maps of Canada. Engraved map. Insets plans of Mecatina Harbour, St. Augustine and Cumberland Harbour. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Septemdecim tabulae quas nunc primun edit atque explicat, iisque alias addit de structura mammarum et de tunica testis vaginali Michael Girardi (1731-1797).

      ex Regia Typographia (Giovambattista Bodoni) 1775 - . tunica testis vaginali Michael Girardi (1731-1737). In- folio, m. pelle ottocentesca. (viii), xxxv, (1) pp. 1 f. fra le pp. 210-211 (monita e imprimatur), ritratto a piena pagina dell' autore finemente inciso in rame e 42 eccellenti tavole anatomiche pure incise in rame su disegni del Piazzetta. Alcune lievi rifioriture in poche pagine di testo, ma bell' esemplare abbondante di margini nel suo stato originale di conservazione. Prima edizione dell' opera medica più bella e più rara uscita dai torchi della celebre Officina Bodoniana. Sconosciuta al De Lama e al Brooks. "The work belongs to the best of its time (as Haller recognized, II, 715), not only as regards the dissections and illustrations, but also as to the very elaborate commentary. The pictures deal with the facial muscles, the base of the brain and other parts of the brain, the organs of smell and hearing, the pharynx, the breast, the heart, the diaphragm with the beginning of the thoracic duct, the stomach, the liver, the intestines, the pancreas, the ileocecal valve, the bladder, the muscles of the perineum, and the genitals. Covoli's pictures represent the breasts, the tunics of the testicle and a six months' fetus. The first seventeen plates were by Santorini; two of the last four plates belonged to the anatomist Giovanni Battista Covoli. The other two belonged to the editor, Michele Girardi (1731-1797), a professor of anatomy in Parma, who wrote a commentary for Santorini's plates. Al the twenty-one prints of the work are done in a light crayon effect which, however, does not impair the anatomic clarity of the prints, but even brings out well the differences in the tissues. Each plate is accompanied by an outline plate which is marked with reference letters. The seventeen plates by Santorini have a ruled margin at the top and on the side, but have no signatures of the artists. They were drawn by GIOVANNI BATTISTA PIAZZETTA (1682-1754), who made the coppers for Tasso's Gerusalemme liberata, Venezia, 1754." (Choulant & Frank, History and bibliography of anatomic illustration, pp. 262-64). "Santorini died before the completion of these anatomical plates which he intended to be his chef d' oeuvre. This elegantly printed volume is the only significant medical book printed by the celebrated Giambattista Bodoni for the Duke of Parma" (Garrison & Morton, Medical Bibliography, 399.1). Haller, Bibliotheca anatomica, II, pp. 714-15: "Pulcherrimum opus.". Hirsch, Biographisches Lexicon der hervorragenden Aerzte, V, p. 20. Blake, Eighteenth century printed books in the National Library of Medicine, p. 401. Heirs of Hippocrates, 788. Sallander, Bibliotheca Walleriana, 8476. Norman Library of science & medicine, 1888. Premuda, Storia dell' iconografia anatomica, pp. 176-77. Meyer, Historical aspects of cerebral anatomy, pp. 19-20. Clarke & Dewhurst, An illustrated history of brain function, p. 84. UN CAPOLAVORO BODONIANO CON FIGURE DEL PIAZZETTA www.libreriabrighenti.it [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Experiments and Observations on Different Kinds of Air [volumes I-III]. Experiments and Observations relating to Various Branches of Natural Philosophy; with a Continuation of the Observations on Air [volumes IV-VI, with, at the end of volume I] Philosophical Empiricism.

      J. Johnson, London / Birmingham 1775 - Experiments and Observations on Different Kinds of Air [volumes I-III]. Experiments and Observations relating to Various Branches of Natural Philosophy; with a Continuation of the Observations on Air [volumes IV-VI, with, at the end of volume I] Philosophical Empiricism: containing Remarks on a Charge of Plagiarism respecting Dr. H--s, interspersed with Various Observations relating to Different Kinds of Air. London: J. Johnson [volumes I-IV]. Birmingham: J. Johnson [volumes V & VI], 1775-86. 8vo. (21x13cm). 6 engraved plates, 5 folding, advertisement leaves at the end of each volume (but lacking after Philosophical Empiricism), half-title in volume I, with the final blank in volumes IV-VI. Contemporary calf, expertly rebacked. Provenance: Sotheby's, Important Medical Books from the Royal Medical Society of Edinburgh, Sale Oct. 27, 1969. ---- Cole 1082. I. cf.Dibner 40; cf.Garrison-Morton 920; Gedeon pp.124-25; Horblit 85; cf.PMM 217. - Second edition of volumes I & II and FIRST EDITION of the remainder of Priestley's greatest work in which he identified and isolated oxygen. 'During this period - in addition to his discovery of oxygen - Priestley described the isolation and identification of ammonia, sulfur dioxide, nitrous oxide and nitrogen dioxide, and silicon terafluoride. He discussed the properties of mineral acids; further extended the knowledge of photosynthesis; defined the role of blood in respiration: and noted, unknowingly, the differential diffusion of gases through porous containers' (DSB). FIRST EDITION of the Philosophical Empiricism. 'Priestley had been accused of plagiarising Bryan Higgins's experiments on air and wrote this pamphlet in reply to Dr. Brocklesby and Dr. Higgins, In this work Priestley, who had attended some of the lectures given by Higgins, throws some light on the course, gives informations concerning the treatment of air in Higgins's Syllabus and on the personality of Higgins'. 1775-1786 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Anatomici summi septemdecim tabulae quas nunc primum edit atque explicat iisque alias addit de structura mammarum et de tunica testis vaginali Michael Girardi, in Regia Parmensi Universitate Anatomes Professor Primarius.

      [Giambattista Bodoni for] Regia typographia, Parma 1775 - Folio (336 x 250 mm). [10], xxxv [1], 217 [2] pp., frontispiece portrait and 42 engraved plates by Giovanni Battista Piazzetta and others (including 21 outline key plates). Contemporary paper card boards, author's name and title in manuscript to spine (front hinge starting, boards soiled). Text untrimmed, a few leaves creased, title slightly browned (due to frontispiece) and spotted, p. 57 torn in foremargin w/o lost. Plates and text bright with only minor spotting. A beautiful, unsophisticated copy. ---- Choulant-Frank, pp. 262-64; Garrison-Morton 399.1; Wellcome V, 22; Heirs of Hippocrates 788; Norman 1888; Cushing S66, Waller 8476. - FIRST EDITION. Santorini's posthumously published Septemdecim tabulae is noteworthy as the only significant medical book from the press of the great Italian printer Giambattista Bodoni, printer to the Duke of Parma and creator of the "modern" style typeface now named for him. Like William Hunter's Anatomy of the Gravid Uterus, Santorini's work is one of the very few medical books issued by a private press. The first 17 plates in the work, the "septemdecim tabulae" of the title, were drawn by Giovanni Battista Piazzetta (1682-1754), and engraved by Florentia Marcella under Santorini's personal supervision. Santorini intended them for an enlarged edition of his Observationes anatomicae (1724), but died before completing this task. The plates were published 38 years after Santorini's death by Michael Girardi, a professor of anatomy at Parma, who added to them two plates by the anatomist Giovanni Battista Covoli, as well as two of his own. Girardi also prepared the extensive commentary, using portions of Santorini's and Covoli's posthumous writings. Santorini's plates illustrate several complex gross features of the human body, including the facial muscles, organs of smell and hearing, the pharynx, the breasts, the diaphragm, the intestines, the bladder and the genitals. Covoli's plates show various parts of the female breast, as does Girardi's first plate; his second plate shows a partially dissected six-month fetus. Santorini's name has been given to the arytenoid cartilages, the risorius muscle and the plexus pudendalis venosus. --- Erste Ausgabe von Santorinis Hauptwerk, gleichzeitig das einzige medizinische Werk, das Giambattista Bodoni fur den Herzog von Parma gedruckt hat. "Santorini gehört zu den hervorragendsten Anatomen seiner Zeit und stand wegen seiner sehr bedeutenden anatomischen Leistungen bei allen gelehrten Zeitgenossen in grossem Rufe" (Hirsch-H.). Die schönen Tafeln enstanden zum grössten Teil nach Zeichnungen von Giovanni Battista Piazzetta, der auch die Illustrationen zum berühmten Valgrisi-Tasso von 1745 geschaffen hatte, und wurden von Marcella unter der persönlichen Aufsicht des Künstlers gestochen. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Local-Geschichte der Stadt Strassburg

      Lorenz,, Strassburg, 1775 - Cm. 37, pp. (14) 232 (14). Grande vignetta araldica al frontespizio, alcune testate, eleganti capolettera, figure nel testo e 16 tavole incise in rame, di cui 7 più volte ripiegate. Legatura coeva in cart. rigido ricoperto da carta marmorizzata e con titoli manoscritti su etichetta al dorso. Qualche piccola gora, poche fioriture, esemplare genuino, marginoso e stampato su carta forte. Rara edizione originale ed unica della prima vera storia municipale di Strasburgo. L'abbondante iconografia rappresenta prevalentemente aspetti topografici, piante e monumenti della città. L'autore fu un celebre costruttore di organi. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        Voyage au Pôle Boréal, fait en 1773, par ordre du Roi d’Angleterre. Traduit de l’Anglois [par Jean Nicolas Demeunier et revu par Fleurieu].

      A Paris, Chez Saillant & Nyon, Pissot, 1775 - in-4° ; XII-259 pp.-2 ff. non ch. [privilège et avis au relieur]-12 planches h.-t. repl. dont 2 cartes et 1 plan [I-XII], nbx tableaux repliés compris dans la pagination, pleine basane marbrée, dos à nerfs très joliment orné, caissons or, fleurette or, palette or en pied et en tête, triple filet or à l’ancienne d’encad. sur les plats, tranches marbrées, rel. de l’époque, très bel exemplaire. Chadenat, 661. Howgego, p. 819. Sabin, 62574. Édition originale de la traduction française. First french edition. Very nice copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Hérodote]
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        Letters from Yorick to Eliza; [bound after] Sterne's letters to his friends on various occasions

      London: [1st work] printed for T. Evans; [2nd] for G. Kearsly; and J. Johnson,, 1775. To which is added, his History of a watch coat, with explanatory notes. 2 volumes bound in one, small octavo (155 × 94 mm). Contemporary sprinkled calf, spine with double gilt rules either side of raised bands, red morocco label, red and blue sprinkled edges. Early engraved armorial bookplate (motto "Festina Lente"). A little rubbed, faint offsetting to some leaves, still a fine copy. Second London edition ("though not so-named" – Cross) of the Letters from Yorick to Eliza. This genuine correspondence between Sterne and his friend Eliza Draper was later imitated in Letters Supposed to have been Written by Yorick and Eliza (1779) by William Combe, who was also the editor of Sterne's Letters to His Friends, a combination of authentic and fabricated correspondence. It contains 12 letters, of which three are probably authentic, and one is from John Eustace to Sterne; the others are by Combe, who thereby established himself as a skilful literary imitator. Sterne had died in 1768; his daughter gathered 114 of his letters in three volumes, published in October the same year as these two less respectable volumes.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Kurzgefaßte und deutliche Deutsch-Polnische Grammatik, worinnen, nach vorläufiger Abhandlung der Eigenschaften der polnischen Buchstaben und Sylben, zum Decliniren, Conjugiren, Construiren in der polnischen Sprache hinlänglich Anweisung gegeben wird. Zum Nutzen derer Deutschen, welche die polnische Sprache erlernen wollen zum Druck befördert. 2. verbesserte Auflage

      Breslau, Korn 1775. 18 cm. 4 Teile in 1 Band; (16), 22, 645, (5, letzte 4 weiß); (16), 304 Seiten Halbleder-Band um 1820 mit Rückenschild - DBA 716, 88 - 1: Deutsch-Polnische Grammatik; 2: Polnisch-Deutsches Wörterbuch; 3: Deutsches Register zum polnisch-deutschen Wörterbuch; 4: Deutsch-Polnisches Tirocinium, oder Lehrbuch für Anfänger. Johann Christian Krumbholtz (Krumbholz; 1720 - 1789) machte sich durch seine polnischen Sprachlehrbücher verdient (DBA). Mit eigenem Titel und separater Paginierung. Kanten leicht berieben, stellenweise papierbedingte Bräunung. -

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
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        A List of the General and Field-Officers, As they Rank in the Army; of the Officers in the Several Regiments of Horse, Dragoons, and Foot, on the British and Irish Establishments

      London: Printed for J. Millan, 1775 - Octavo (229 × 133 mm) Contemporary red morocco, green morocco label, spine gilt in compartments, floral central tools with foliate arabesque corner-pieces, wide Greek key roll panel to the boards, milled gilt edge-roll, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. A little rubbed at the extremities, corners bumped, mild soiling on the boards, a couple of small patches of stripping, but overall very good. First edition. These eighteenth-century Army Lists are becoming harder and harder to find, and those for the years of the American War of Independence are particularly desirable. This is especially true when, as here, they are presented in the style of binding which seems to have been reserved by the War Office for presentation copies.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Roland furieux. Traduction nouvelle par M. D'Ussieux.

      chez Brunet (Laporte per il quarto voume),, A Paris, 1775 - Quattro volumi di cm. 21,5, pp. (8) 321 (1); 391 (1); 407 (3); 410. Ritratto dell'Ariosto all'antiporta del primo volume e 92 tavole fuori testo incise in rame per opera di Cochin e altri (ciascuna protteta da velina). Legatura coeva in piena pelle bazzana, dorsi lisci con titoli su doppio tassello e ricchi fregi in oro. Piatti inquadrati da greca in oro, tagli dorati e sguardie marmorizzate. Piccole screpolature ai dorsi, ma esemplare, marginoso e din ottimo stato di conservazione. Impresso su carta vergata. Agnelli-Ravegnani (II, 289): "E' questa una delle più pregiate e ricercate stampe francesi del Furioso. Più che per la traduzione in prosa del D'Ussieux, questa edizione è cara ai bibliofili per il ritratto dell'Ariosto e per le 46 bellissime incisioni su rame e fuori testo, disegnate dal Cochin.". Cohen (97-98): "Les estampes, faites exprès pour cette édition, sont fort belles.". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        ROLAND FURIEUX (1775).

      1775-1783, Paris 1775 - 4º (23 cm.) 4 vols: 321, 391, 407, 410 p. láms. Encuadernación plena piel (pasta española) de época. Buen estado, papel amarronado. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA MARGARITA DE DIOS]
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        RECUEIL DES LETTRES DE MADAME LA MARQUISE DE SEVIGNE A MADAME LA COMTESSE DE GRIGNAN, SA FILLE.

      - Paris, La compagnie des libraires, 1775, 9x15, huit volumes. Reliures en plein veau moucheté. Dos à 5 nerfs, caissons encadrés et ornés de motifs fleuraux dorés. Pièces de titre et de tomaison bordeau. Nouvelle édition augmentée. Quelques frottements sur la reliure (sans gravité). Envoi de photographies sur demande. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie de l'Univers]
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        Partie Occidentale du Canada et Septentrionale de la Louisiane avec une partie de la Pensilvanie

      Venice 1775 - Fine copper engraved map of the Great Lakes region with numerous place and Indian names. It is based on D'Anville's influential map of North America (1746). The map extends from the upper Mississippi River valley east to include most of Lake Ontario, north to James Bay and southeast to Philadelphia. Chicagon (Chicago) and Detroit are both located. Green Bay in present-day Wisconsin is named Bay des.Second State., Size : 490x570 (mm), 19.25x22.375 (Inches), Hand Colored in outline., 0

      [Bookseller: Alexandre Antique Prints, Maps & Books]
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