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      A Londres 1775 - Octavo 19x13 cms, full contemporary light calf gilt, decorated contemporary endpapers, small blemish to the back board. Frontispiece, xv, 447 pages and 21 engraved plates. Complete. Title with decorated borders and text with frame borders. A RARE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY EROTIC BOOK WITH 6 OF THE PLATES BEING "UNCENSORED". Small mark to one plate otherwise a good copy of this scarce edition. Plates attributed to Desrais- see bibliography Cohen, De Ricci 1031. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Russell, ABA, ILAB, est 1978]
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        Bibliotheca Askveiana. Auction catalogue of Anthony Askew's library, with prices realized.

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

      [Bookseller: Jeremy Norman's historyofscience]
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        On Illicit Love. Written among the Ruins of Godstow Nunnery, near Oxford.

      Printed by T. Saint, for J. Wilkie . London; J. Fletcher, Oxford; and W. Charnley, Newcastle., Newcastle upon Tyne 1775 - Sole edition of a poem on the love of Henry II and his mistress Rosamund Clifford ('Fair Rosamund') with engraved title vignette by Ralph Beilby of Newcastle (Thomas Bewick's first master). 'Godstow is at present a Ruin on the Margin of the Isis, at a small distance from Oxford. It was formerly a House of Nuns, famous perhaps on no account so much as for having been the Burial-place of Rosamond, daughter of Lord Clifford, the beautiful Paramour of Henry the Second. This Monarch is said to have built a Labyrinth at Woodstock to conceal her from his jealous Queen, who, during his Absence, when he was called away by an unnatural Rebellion of his Sons, at the supposed Instigation of their Mother, found means to get Access to her, and compelled her to swallow Poison. Frequent Walks in this delightful Recess, sacred to the Moments of Contemplation, suggested the following Thoughts, for the Publication of which, let the alarming Progress of Lewdness, and consequently of Licentiousness of Manners, which indeed threatens the Dissolution of our State, be accepted as an Apology' (Advertisement).The title vignette, an exquisite miniature of the picturesque ruins at Godstow, is by Ralph Beilby, of the celebrated Newcastle family of glass enamellers and engravers. 'Ralph's. artistic work flourished through his collaboration with the historian John Brand, which produced the engraving of Thornton's monument plate for Brand's history of Newcastle and a plan of Newcastle in 1788. Yet he is mostly remembered as Thomas Bewick's master after the latter's entry into the Beilby workshop [as an apprentice]. Their collaboration produced, among other works, A General History of Quadrupeds' (Oxford DNB). 4to (270 × 222 mm), pp. [4], 20, with half-title, title with engraved vignette depicting the ruins of Godstow by Ralph Beilby; uncut and stab sewn in original pale blue wraps; slight nibbling to portion of lower margin of upper wrap and first three leaves, spine perished; a very good unsophisticated copy. [Jackson, p. 39.] [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Justin Croft Antiquarian Books Ltd ABA]
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        Collecção de poesias feitas na feliz inauguração da Estatua Equestre de ElRey Nosso Senhor Dom José I em 6 de Junho de 1775.

      (Lisbon, Regia Officina Typografica, 1775). - 27 pp. 4°, mid-twentieth-century quarter cloth over decorated boards, decorated endleaves. A few small stains on title page, otherwise crisp and clean. Overall in very good condition. ---- FIRST and ONLY separate EDITION, and perhaps the first appearance of this extremely rare collection of poems in honor of the dedication of D. José I's statue in Lisbon's Praça do Comercio, in 1775, written by one of the finest Brazilian poets of the colonial period. The volume includes odes by allegorical figures of Asia (pp. 15-7), America (pp. 18-20), Europe (pp. 21-4) and Africa (pp. 25-7), as well as another ode and 7 sonnets.The @Narração dos applausos of Lisbon, 1775, which is less rare than the @Collecção, includes all but one of the poems in the @Collecção; the one that does not appear is the sonnet beginning "Ja de huma e outra parte a estranha gente," on p. 4. Whether the @Narração or the @Collecção came first is not clear. The type is set in very similar style in both, but there are variations in wording, and the order in which the poems appear differs considerably. Borba de Moraes knew of no later reprints, separately or in anthologies. The work is hence of great importance for the study of colonial Brazilian literature.Caldas Barbosa was probably born in Rio de Janeiro in 1740; his mixed parentage (father Portuguese, mother African) led some nineteenth-century critics to dub him the "mulatto muse." When his satirical poetry offended some powerful citizens of his native city, he was sent to serve in the army at Colonia do Sacramento, in present-day Uruguay, for several years, until 1762. After another 7 or 8 years in Rio de Janeiro he moved to Lisbon, where he became the protégé of the Conde de Pombeiro and was widely acclaimed as a singer and poet until his sudden death in 1800. Varnhagen describes the author's popularity in Lisbon society: his presence "se tornou quase uma necessidade de todas as festas, sobretudo nas partidas do campo. Nas aristocráticas reuniões das Caldas, nos cansados banhos de mar, nos pitorescos passeios de Sintra, em Belas, em Queluz, em Benfica, sociedade onde não se achava o fulo Caldas com sua viola não se julgava completa" (@Florilégio da poesia brasileira, quoted in W. Martins II:7, n. 578).A founder and president of the major literary establishment in Portugal during the eighteenth century, the Nova Arcadia, Caldas Barbosa's nom-de-plume was "Lereno"?hence the title of his major work, @Viola de Lereno, "Lereno's guitar." Bandeira describes Caldas Barbosa as the "first Brazilian whose poetry has an entirely native flavor" (@Brief History of Brazilian Literature p. 61). He introduced Afro-Brazilian folk themes to Portugal by composing @lundas, comic popular songs of African origin in which Brazilian-Indian and African speech were used, and wrote many @modinhas, sentimental songs without music taken from Portuguese @modas.Sílvio Romero (quoted in the Rio de Janeiro, 1944 edition of @Viola de Lereno, ed. Francisco de Assis Barbosa) gives evidence of Caldas Barbosa's popularity in Brazil: "Quase todas as cantigas de Lereno correm de boca em boca nas classes plebéias truncadas ou ampliadas. Formam um material de que o povo se apoderou, modelando-o ao seu sabor. Tenho dêsse fato uma prova direita. Quando em algumas provincias do norte colligí grande cópia de canções populares, repetidas vêzes, colhí cantigas de Caldas Barbosa, como anônimas, repetidas por analfabetos. Foi depois preciso compulsar as obras do poeta par expungir da coleção anônima os versos que lhe pertenciam. É o maior elogio que, sob o ponto de vista etnográfico, se lhe pode fazer" (I, xvii-xviii).---- Borba de Moraes (1983) I, 70-1 ("rare"); @Período colonial pp. 41-4. Blake II, 198-9. Innocêncio II, 185 and VI, 267-8. @Imprensa Nacional p. 90: lists no copy in the Imprensa Nacional's library. Lisbon, Câmara Municipal, @Catálogo da exposição bibliográfica, iconográfica e documental relativa à estátua equestre 71. JCB, @Portuguese and Bra [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Richard C. Ramer Old and Rare Books]
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        The Coast of Yucatan from Campeche to Bahia del Ascension; with the West End of Cuba / The Island of Cuba with part of the Bahama Banks & the Martyrs

      Robert Sayer c. 1775, London - This incredible sea chart details the Gulf of Mexico from the Yucatan Peninsula to eastern Cuba, detailing depth soundings, reef banks, and decorated by several ships and cardinal indications., Size : 466x1224 (mm), 18.35x48.19 (Inches), Hand Colored in Outline, 0

      [Bookseller: Alexandre Antique Prints, Maps & Books]
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        Histoire Philosophique et Politique

      A Maestricht - Jean-Edme Dufour 1775 - A scarce 1775 edition of Raynal's famous Histoire Philosophique et Politique. Bound in leather with gilt lettering and decoration. Scarce. Volumes II - IV of VII. With Four Maps. With Sir Thomas Neave's armorialnameplate on the front pastedowns. Guillaume Thomas Franois Raynal, 1711 1796, was a French writer and man of letters during the Age of Enlightenment. He was educated at the Jesuit school of Pzenas, and received priest's orders, but he was dismissed for unexplained reasons from the parish of Saint-Sulpice, Paris, to which he was attached, and thenceforward he devoted himself to society and literature. The Abb Raynal wrote for the Mercure de France, and compiled a series of popular works, which he published and sold himself. These gained him access to the salons of Mme. Geoffrin, Helvtius, and the Baron d'Holbach. Raynalhad the assistance of various members of the philosophe cteries in his most important work, L'Histoire philosophique et politique des tablissements et du commerce des Europens dans les deux Indes, originally published in four volumes in 1770. Diderot is credited with a third of this work, and the other chief collaborators were Pechmja, Holbach, Paulze, the farmer-general of taxes, the Abb Martin, and Alexandre Deleyre. The philosophic declamations perhaps constituted its chief interest for the general public, and its significance as a contribution to democratic propaganda. The Histoire went through many editions, being revised and augmented from time to time by Raynal; it was translated into the principal European languages, and appeared in various abridgments. Its introduction into France was forbidden in 1779; the book was burned by the public executioner, and an order was given for the arrest of the author, whose name had not appeared in the first edition, but was printed on the title page of the Geneva edition of 1780. Raynal escaped to Spa, and thence to Berlin. Denis Diderot, 1713 1784, was a French philosopher, art critic and writer. He was a prominent figure during the Enlightenment and is best known for serving as chief editor of and contributor to the creation of the Encyclopdie. Diderot also contributed to literature, and Diderot is also known as the author of the dialogue, Le Neveu de Rameau, upon which many articles and sermons about consumer desire have been based. His articles included many topics of the Enlightenment. Condition: The bindings are tight and firm. There is mild wear to the extremities, including mild bumping and rubbing. Internally the pages are generally clean and bright with some very slight browning and the occasional spot. Overall the condition is very good. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA]
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        Lettres à une Princesse d'Allemagne sur divers sujets de Physique et de Philosophie.

      Genève, Chez Barthelemi Chirol, MDCCLXXV (1775), 3 vol. in-8 (194 x 130) brochés sous papier bleu d'attente, pièces de titre manuscrites, de VIII-309 pp.-4 pl. dépliantes ; VIII-315 pp.-4 pl. dépliantes ; X-349 pp.-11 pl. dépliantes. Petits manques de papier aux dos, très bel exemplaire non rogné, tel que paru par ailleurs. - Cette édition, complète de ses 19 planches dépliantes, serait la troisième après la rarissime édition originale de Petersbourg (1768-1772) et celle de Steidel à Leipsic (1770-1774). "Euler fut invité à être le professeur de la princesse d'Anhalt-Dessau, la nièce de Frédéric II. Euler lui écrivit plus de 200 lettres, qui furent ensuite rassemblées dans un best-seller intitulé Lettres à une princesse d'Allemagne sur divers sujets de physique et de philosophie. Cet ouvrage contient des publications d'Euler sur divers sujets se rapportant à la physique et aux mathématiques, mais également sur des sujets philosophiques. Ce livre est devenu le plus largement lu de tous ses travaux mathématiques, et il a été publié en Europe et aux États-Unis. La popularité des « Lettres » témoigne de la capacité d'Euler à communiquer efficacement sur les questions scientifiques au public, une capacité rare pour un chercheur scientifique". (Wikipédia). Réf. biblio. : Brunet II-1093 (Pour l'E.O.). [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Bouquinerie Aurore (SLAM-ILAB)]
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      In officina Josephi Estevan et Cervera., S/l. 1775 - 8º mayor. 367 pp., letras capitulares, colofones. Lomo un poco desencolado y algunas manchas de óxid;LA GESTIÓN DEL CONTRA REEMBOLSO SON 4 EUROS

      [Bookseller: Palabras & Cosas]
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      New York: James Rivington, . 1775 - [2],62pp. Dbd. Small chip in upper edge of titlepage, not affecting text. Contemporary ownership signature at top of titlepage, small institutional ink stamp in lower outer corner. Very good. In a half morocco and cloth box. An important Loyalist tract from the leading Loyalist printer. It is described by Howes as "one of the most famous Tory tracts, upholding unlimited Parliamentary supremacy. In several colonies copies were officially burned." Galloway later fled America for England. This copy is one (probably the second) of two states, with errata on the verso of the titlepage. AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE 164. EVANS 14059. SABIN 26422. HOWES G34.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Sur la législation et le commerce des grains

      Paris 1775 - Livre ancien (1bl), (2), 236 p., 184 p., (1), (1bl). Edition originale du texte qui valut à Necker son poste de ministre des finances. S'opposant aux doctrines physiocratiques, il préconise un contrôle accru de la Monarchie. Ce texte célèbre fut l'objet de violentes attaques du parti physiocratique, dont Morellet, Luchet et Rossi. Très plaisant exemplaire. Condition : 2 volumes en 1 in-8, en plein veau marbré, listel doré en encadrement des plats, dos plat orné de fleurons, pièce de titre de maroquin rouge, tranches rougies. Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: L'Oeil de Mercure]
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        Histoire de Maurice, Comte de Saxe, Duc de Courlande et de Sémigalle, maréchal-général des camps & armées de sa Majesté très-chrétienne. (3 vol. set).

      Paris, Phillipe-Denys Pierres, 1775. - Nouvelle édition corrigée et considérablement augmentée, dédiée au Roi. 3 vols. (2 text vols., atlas). 4to. (IV)+ XVI+526;(IV)+524+(4) pp. Complete with engr. portrait frontispiece by Petit after Rigaud, engr. headpieces; atlas with 45 double-page/folding engraved maps/plans, printed on thick paper. Hardcover. Contemp. uniform richly gilt half calf with red & green title shields on spines, paper over boards covers; red paper edges. VG. (Covers a bit rubbed, corners sl. dam., joints of text vols. partially split but holding well, spine ends of text vols. sl.dam., small parts of top of spine of 1st vol. missing; lower corners of last three plans (Maastricht) dampstained, all other maps and contents of text vols. are fine). * Incl. maps & battle plans in Germany, Austria, Malplaquet (1709), Prague (1742), Stralsund, against Charles XII of Sweden (1715), Belgrade, against the Turcs (1717); Flanders (1744-1748, incl. Courtray, Fontenoy, Brussels, Malines, Hulst, Bergen op Zoom, Maastricht). - Provenance: undated inscription on title of 1st vol.: "à ma chère fille Hélène (abno) Souvenir de Famille (signed:) Cte d'Espagnac". [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charbo's Antiquariaat]
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        La Nouvelle Maison Rustique, Ou Economie Generale De Tous Les Biens De Campagne: La Maniere De Les Entretenir & De Les Multiplier: Donnee Ci-Devant Au Public / Par Le Sieur Liger (2 Volume Set)

      Chez Humblot, Libraire, Paris 1775 - Wear to extremities (chiefly to foredges, corners and heads of spines); slight rubbing to covers (leather; chiefly at edges); corners bumped and slightly worn; lacks part of front free endpaper to volume 2; slight internal creases and browning (chiefly to preliminaries and edges). [4], iv, [4], 916; [6], 918, [2] pages + plates. Title on spines: Maison Rustique. Text in French. Later issue ("Dixieme Edition / Augmentee considerablement, & mise en meilleur ordre"; title pages) of the voluminous compilation on domestic agriculture (including chapters on hunting, falconry, sportsmanship, etc, besides gardening); notable for the copperplate illustrations (done by an artist only identified as "M. * * *"). This copy has at least one full-page hand-colored engraving (volume 1, between pages 574 and 575), and a few others at least partly hand- colored. With individual indexes at rear of both volumes, plus the "Privilege du Roi" (1 leaf, recto/verso) at rear of volume 2. BMC, volume 15, page 376, column 479 (listing only the 6th and the 8th previous editions with this title, in addition to this one). 2 volumes complete; bound uniformly in full brown tree calf, gilt-stamped and decorated spines with raised bands, covers triple-ruled in blind, dark red/blue marbled endpapers, brown marbled edges, all edges trimmed. Provenance: With unidentified holograph ink inscription at foot of page 918 in volume 2 (prior to the "Privilege du Roi" leaf): "A Mr Durande". Nice, tight and sound set internally. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arundel Books]
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        American Revolution) Rare Archive of Correspondence of Revolutionary War Officers, Merchants and Privateers, addressed to Col. Francis Gurney, Merchant of Philadelphia 1775-1789, discussing Business, Smuggling and Privateering

      - 16 items, including correspondence and manuscript documents, most dating from 1775-1783. Manuscript archive consisting of correspondence and documents written by Continental Army officers, privateers and merchants during the Revolutionary War, all addressed to Francis Gurney of Philadelphia. The principle correspondents in this collection were well to do merchants before the war who carried on a variety of business ventures, including privateering. The correspondence centers upon Gurney with whom several of the main correspondents had dealings before and during the war. The contents of this archive are both highly interesting and by their very nature extremely scarce and should be of considerable interest to scholars studying the role of Revolutionary War Privateers in winning American Independence which is gaining the increased interest and attention of scholars and historians. Upon the commencement of hostilities with England in 1775, most of the colonies, notably Massachusetts and Rhode Island, issued letters of marque and reprisal; and the Continental Congress three months before the Declaration of Independence sanctioned privateering ¿against the enemies of the United Colonies.¿ The 1151 privateers of the Revolution captured about 600 British vessels, of which 16 were men-of war, the privateers carried the brunt of sea operations. By 1781 there were in commission only three public cruisers, but 449 private-armed cruisers mounting 6735 guns were in service. Although the operations of the privateers had been not only highly profitable financially and an invaluable aid to the navy, the Government after the war soon joined the sentimental movement in Europe for the abolition of privateering, but abandoned it in 1798 in the face of the armed depredations of French vessels. The main correspondents in this collection are: Colonel Francis Gurney was a noted Philadelphia merchant, Gurney served as Lieutenant Colonel of the 11th Pennsylvania as of August 21, 1776, and was wounded at the Battle of Iron Hill on September 3, 1777, he resigned from the Army on October 22, 1777. His wounds did not interfere with his business affairs or his privateering ventures. Captain John Steele, was captain of the ¿Independent Pa. Company¿ as of January 13, 1777. On December 16, 1778, probably through Gurney¿s influence with his former regiment, Steele was transferred to the 11th Pennsylvania, remaining with the unit until his resignation on January 17, 1781. George North (of Massachusetts), Lieutenant Colonel and Deputy Commissary General of Musters, from April 11, 1777, to April 1, 1779, North had a position of considerable importance to the Continental Army. Robert Patton, was a second lieutenant in the 11th Pennsylvania as of September 30, 1776, and promoted 1st Lieutenant on November 13, 1776. He later transferred to the 10th Pennsylvania, then the 6th Pennsylvania. He served in the ranks to the end of the war eventually attaining the rank of Captain Chronological description of the archive: 1. Steele, John, Autograph Letter Signed, St. Kitts, May 26, 1775 to Francis Gurney, Philadelphia Folio, 1 page, old folds, tissue repairs, few short tears and nicks to edges, paper a trifle browned, else very good. ¿I miss no opportunity of writing you as it is all the satisfaction I at present can give you ¿ I wrote you a few days ago from Dominica by a Schooner bound to Norfolk in Virginia as I did not expect to call any where else ¿ I have shipp¿d 23 Hhds Rum on Board the Schooner Bonny Jane Stephen Newman master Bound for Cape Fear or Wilmington N. Carolina I go passenger w him ¿ We should on our Passage this Evening as soon as I arrive in Carolina (provided you have sent me no directions) I shall Bring our Business there to a final settlement on the best footing I [write for full description]

      [Bookseller: Michael Brown]
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      Watertown or Boston: Benjamin Edes, -1783. 1775 - 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

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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      [Philadelphia. ]. 1775 - [4]pp. on bifolium sheet. Folio. Very minor soiling and chipping at edges. Fine. Printed in Philadelphia on the day of the Battles of Lexington and Concord, opening the American Revolution, by the man who would print the Declaration of Independence the next year. This supplement to the PACKET contains the transcript of a speech by George Johnstone (1730-1787), onetime governor of British West Florida and friend of America, in the House of Commons. Johnstone's speech, delivered on the occasion of the motion declaring the colony of Massachusetts to be in rebellion, cautions Parliament not to single out the colony of Massachusetts Bay but to seek conciliatory measures. This speech, made in late January, 1775, was also published as a pamphlet in London the next month, along with two letters by "Junius". Johnstone's speech is followed by a speech made in the House of Lords by the Earl of Chatham, who presents his address "to his Majesty, and most humbly to advise, and beseech him, that in order to open a way towards a happy settlement of the dangerous troubles in America, by beginning to allay ferments and soften animosities there; and above all, for preventing in the mean time, any sudden and fatal catastrophe at Boston, now suffering under the daily irritation of an army before their eyes, and posted in their town." The speech of Chatham also saw pamphlet form in England and America, the latter in four different editions. A dramatic publication on a dramatic date. Brigham, AMERICAN NEWSPAPERS, p. 942 (ref.).

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Hancock Document Signed about a Shipment of Goods bound for England

      - First Signer of the Declaration of Independence; member of the Continental Congress (1775-80, 1785-86) which he served as president from 1775-77. Partly printed Document Signed "John Hancock'" twice in the text, 4 1/2 " x 9," Boston, Oct. 17, 1761. Hancock names himself as the shipper of the cargo bound for London, which includes, "Six Hundred & Twenty Eight Cask White Oil, Twenty two Thousand & Fifty seven Gallons, & Fifty five Cask Brown Oil.Fifty bundles Whale Bone in equal thirds with Barnards & Harrison Holger & Gardner & John Hancock, being mark'd and number'd as in the Margin, and are to be deliver'd in the like good Order, and well Condition'd, at the aforesaid Port of London (the Danger of the Seas only excepted) unto Messrs. Harrison & Barnard or to their Assigns, he or they paying Freight for the said Goods Forty five shillgs Sterlg per Ton for Oil, & Forty shilings pr Ton for Bone with Primage and Average accustom'd.And so God send the good Ship to her desir'd Port in Safety. Amen." The master of the ship signs at bottom. Age toning. In very good condition.

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      [Boston or surrounding area? 1775].. Folio broadside, 14 x 9 1/2 inches. Crude woodcut royal arms (not in Reilly), marked at top "No. 3", and with eight words in the text underlined. Trimmed to text block and backed with paper, repairing a neat closed horizontal separation across the center. Evidence of an early seal in the lower margin. Very good. In a half red morocco and cloth folding case, spine gilt. A unique printing of Thomas Gage's notorious Proclamation of martial law in Massachusetts, issued on June 12, 1775, less than two months after the Battles of Lexington and Concord. In one of the most famous British texts of the Revolution, Gage castigates the Minutemen who fought the British troops on April 19th "from behind walls and lurking holes," but offers pardon to all who would lay down their arms, excepting the leaders of the rebellion, specifically John Hancock and Samuel Adams. On May 5, 1775, the Provincial Congress of Massachusetts resolved that as General Gage had "utterly disqualified himself to serve this colony as Governor...he ought to be considered and guarded against as an unnatural and inveterate enemy to this country." Against this background of open opposition to the King, Gage wrote to Lord Dartmouth on June 12, "I see no prospect of any offers of Accomdation and have issued a Proclamation for the Exercise of the Law martial." At the outset of his Proclamation Gage acknowledges that a state of open rebellion exists in the colony that is ostensibly under his authority: "The Infringements which have been committed upon the most sacred Rights of the Crown and People of Great-Britain, are too many to enumerate on one Side, and are all too atrocious to be palliated on the other. All unprejudiced People who have been Witnesses of the late Transactions, in this and the neighbouring Provinces, will find upon a transient Review, Marks of Premeditation and Conspiracy that would justify the fulness of Chastisement....The Authors of the present unnatural Revolt never daring to trust their Cause or their Actions, to the Judgment of an impartial Public...have uniformly placed their chief Confidence in the Suppression of Truth: And while indefatigable and shameless Pains have been taken to obstruct every Appeal to the real Interest of the People of America; the grossest Forgeries, Calumnies and Absurdities that ever insulted human Understanding, have been imposed upon their Credulity....The Press, that distinguished Appendage of public Liberty...has been invariably prostituted to the most contrary Purposes...." Gage proceeds to characterize the Minutemen of Lexington and Concord as cowardly guerillas: "The Minds of Men having been thus gradually prepared for the worst Extremities, a number of armed Persons, to the amount of many Thousands assembled on the 19th of April last, and from behind Walls, and lurking Holes, attacked a Detachment of the King's Troops who not expecting so consummate an Act of Phrenzy, unprepared for Vengeance, and willing to decline it, made use of their Arms only in their own Defence. Since that Period the Rebels, deriving Confidence from Impunity, have added Insult to Outrage; have repeatedly fired upon the King's Ships and Subjects,...have possessed the Roads, and other Communications by which the Town of Boston was supplied with Provisions; and...carry Depredation and Distress wherever they turn their Steps. The Actions of the 19th of April are of such Notoriety, as must baffle all Attempts to contradict them...." Feigning magnanimity, and "to spare the Effusion of Blood," the Governor offers a royal pardon "to all Persons who shall forthwith lay down their Arms and return to the duties of peaceable Subjects, excepting only from the Benefit of such Pardon, Samuel Adams, and John Hancock, whose Offences are of too flagitious a Nature to admit of any other Consideration than that of condign Punishment." For his part, Samuel Adams wrote to his wife from Philadelphia, on June 28, 1775, "Gage has made me respectable by naming me first among those who are to receive no favor from him. I thoroughly despise him and his Proclamation. It is the Subject of Ridicule here...." (Quoted in Smith [ed]., LETTERS OF DELEGATES TO CONGRESS, 1:552). The net effect of the Gage proclamation seems to have been to stiffen the resolve of the colonists against the crown, and was even mockingly reprinted by a patriot printer in exile from Boston. There are five known versions of this broadside, presumably all issued in the summer of 1775. Of these, what is considered the "official" printing of the proclamation was issued in Boston by the Loyalist printers Margaret Draper and her young assistant John Howe. Another "official" version was published in New York by the Loyalist printer Hugh Gaine. A third, mocking, version was issued by patriot printer Benjamin Edes, in Watertown with the exiled Massachusetts Provincial Congress. A fourth version, described by Ford (his 1816) as printed "in newspaper type," is without any imprint (as are all copies), and is printed in two columns with a printed area measuring only 18.7 x 14.5 cm. The present, unique, example is the fifth, known only in the present copy. The first official printing of this broadside was executed in Boston in the shop of the Loyalist printer, Margaret Draper, and her young assistant John Howe, under Draper's imprint. There was a general exodus of printers from Boston in the spring of 1775, and by the summer she was the only one still publishing a newspaper. Draper had taken over the shop after her husband's death in 1774, and only operated it under her own imprint for a year. This Draper printing is very rare, with only four copies known - at the Public Record Office in London, at the Huntington Library, the Clements Library at the University of Michigan, and at the University of Virginia (the copy listed at the American Antiquarian Society is an electrostatic copy of the one held at the Public Record Office). The rebellious Americans, as well, recognized the pivotal importance of the Gage proclamation. An anonymous patriot printing, likely done by Benjamin Edes at Watertown, has the text in two columns, and is known in three copies - at the Boston Public Library, the Rosenbach Library, and the New York Public Library. That printing clearly proclaims the Revolutionary intent of the printer at the head of the sheet, with a mocking note dated at Cambridge on June 14: "The following is a copy of an infamous Thing handed about here Yesterday, and now Reprinted to satisfy the Curiosity of the Public....." Another version of the proclamation was issued by the New York Loyalist printer, Hugh Gaine later in the summer of 1775. Copies of that printing are located at the Library of Congress, New York Historical Society, and New York Public Library. Finally, there is the printing identified by Ford as "in newspaper type," located in four copies, at the American Antiquarian Society, Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston Public Library, and the Rosenbach Library. This version of the broadside, which survives in the present unique copy (the copy listed at AAS is a facsimile of the present copy), cannot conclusively be attributed to any particular printer or city. Because of the immediacy of the information it conveys, we believe that it was produced within a few days or weeks of Gage's issuance of the proclamation on June 12, 1775. It was perhaps printed in Boston, but it also may have been printed elsewhere in Massachusetts or in a nearby colony (note the printing of two other versions in Watertown and in New York). It does not appear to be an additional "official" printing from the Draper/Howe establishment, as it uses an ornament which is quite different than the one used by Margaret Draper in her official printing of Gage's proclamation, and one that is not found at all in Reilly's DICTIONARY OF COLONIAL AMERICAN PRINTERS ORNAMENTS AND ILLUSTRATIONS. It does not carry any mocking prefatory text as was used on the one issued by patriot printer Benjamin Edes at Watertown. It is quite likely that this broadside was printed without any particular political allegiance or point of view, neither Tory nor pro-patriot, but simply as a piece of work by a printer who was hired to print a vitally significant document of the day. This broadside was formerly in the famed collection of J. William Middendorf II, sold at his auction in 1973 and acquired by the James S. Copley Library, from which it has since been deaccessioned. An apparently unique printing of this vitally important Revolutionary War broadside, proclaiming martial law in Massachusetts and naming John Hancock and Samuel Adams as unpardonable enemies of the royal authorities. BRISTOL 4040a. ESTC W34977. FORD, MASSACHUSETTS BROADSIDES 1816. Thomas, HISTORY OF PRINTING IN AMERICA, pp. 175-176 (Barre, 1970 ed.). For the Draper printing see: EVANS 14184. ESTC W41378. FORD, MASSACHUSETTS BROADSIDES 1814. LOWANCE & BUMGARDNER, MASSACHUSETTS BROADSIDES OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION 20. HUDACK 12-18.

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        Nachrichten von der Stadt Kiel, im Holsteinischen. Hrsg. v. J.H. Fehse. Flensburg, Serringhausen, 1775. XX, 428 S. Kl.-8°. Hldr. d. Zt. mit goldgepr. RSch. sowie Deckelfileten (etw. berieben).

      1775. . 'Man glaubt gemeiniglich, Kiel habe seinen Namen von der keilförmigen Gestalt der Stadt und des Hafens erhalten; in der That aber ist diese Gestalt so sichtbar nicht, daß die ohne Beihülfe der Einbildungskraft die Figur eines Keils abbilden könnte ... Die Stadt Kiel ist von alten Zeiten her durch die Schiffahrt, und durch diejenige Seeräuberei ... bekannt gewesen.' (Textauszug).- Über die Landesherrschaft, das Rathaus, die Kirchen wie die Marienkirche, Capelle Calvaria vor Kiel, Nikolaikirche, weiterhin über die Stadtschule, die Vorzüge Kiels u.v.m.- Selten.

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        "The duenna or double elopement, a comic-opera. As performed at the Theatre Royal in Covent Garden for the voice, harpsichord, or violin. [Music by Thomas Linley and son.]"

      London: printed for C. and S. Thompson. [1775]. "First edition, oblong 4to, pp. [4], 58, [2]; consisting of text and music printed from engravings throughout; later taupe paper-covered boards with original(?) calf gilt spine laid down; some wear to extremities, especially spine ends and fore corners, and the boards somewhat soiled and scuffed, but still very good. The Duenna was the third comedy by Sheridan performed at Covent Garden in 1775, preceded by The Rivals and St. Patrick's Day. With music by his father-in-law and brother-in-law, the Thomases Linley, the ""comic opera The Duenna was represented at Covent Garden on 21 Nov. 1775 and on seventy-four other nights during the season, a success which was then unprecedented"" (DNB). This is a score for vocalists accompanied by a piano."

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        Ao felicissimo cumpre-annos de S. Magestade, conduzindo o povo de Lisboa neste dia huma das pedras para o pedestal da sua estatua equestre, soneto ?.

      (N.p., , 1775). - Broadside (folio half sheet: 31 x 21 cm.), printed on recto only, unbound [?] or disbound [?]. Very fine. Contemporary ink foliation "137" in upper outer corner of recto. ---- FIRST and ONLY EDITION? This apparently unrecorded sonnet was written for D. José I's sixty-first birthday (1775), which was also the date on which Machado de Castro's famous equestrian statue of D. José was set in place in Black Horse Square. It remains one of Lisbon's most notable monuments. Machado de Castro (1731-1822), perhaps Portugal's foremost sculptor, wrote extensively on his works and the theory behind them, including a full-length discussion of the equestrian statue of D. José I entitled @Descripção analytica da execucão da estatua equestre, Lisbon 1810.---- Not in Innocêncio; cf. IV, 125. Not in @Catálogo de exposição bibliográfica, iconográfica e documental relativa à estátua eqüestre. Cf. Pamplona, @Dicionário de pintores e escultores portugueses III, 14-8. Not located in NUC. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Beyträge zu verschiedenen Wissenschaften von einigen Oesterreichischen Gelehrten. Mit Titelkupfer, einigen Zierleisten, Schlußvignetten u. 6 gefalt. Kupfern auf Sondertafeln im Anhang.

      Wien, Augustin Bernardin, 1775,. GLDr.der Zeit, [13], 448 S., [2], Tafeln, 8° mit 2 Rückenschilder. Einband etwas berieben u. abgegriffen; Kanten, Ecken u. beide Kapitale leicht beschabt (Wurmfraßspuren). Mehrfach gestempelt u. mit Beistzersignaturen versehen. Seiten stellenweise minimal altersgebräunt. Ansonst sehr gut erhaltenes Exemplar. * Our books are stored in our warehouse, not in the shop. Please notify beforehand, if you want to visit us and see a specific book. Unser ZVAB-Bücher-Bestand befindet sich in unserem Lager am Stadtrand Prags, nicht in unserem Geschäft. Bitte, teilen Sie uns vorher mit wenn Sie uns besuchen möchten und bestimmtes Buch auswählen wollten *.

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        Yellow-Footed Green Pigeon, Treron Phoenicoptera

      India, 1775. A SPLENDID EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY PAINTING FROM THE LUCKNOW SCHOOL Inscribed in Urdu: 'Purple shouldered Pigeon. For. B.C.'lower center and further inscribed lower left Paper size: 18 1/2" x 11 1/4" Pen and Ink with watercolor, gum arabic Provenance: Claude Martin (1735-1800), Lucknow Lucknow, India circa 1775-1785 . Book.

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      London: Printed for W. Strahan; and T. Cadell, 1775.. [2],384,[2]pp. (errata bound after 383/4). Octavo. Contemporary calf, raised bands, gilt label. Early ink ownership signature on free endsheet, insvitable slight tanning and occasional slight foxing, slight rubbing, but a very good copy. First edition, with the twelve-line errata. As usual D8 and U4 are cancels. Copies with the six-line errata are properly the second edition (rather than "issue"), as much (but not all) of the text was reset for corrections and final revisions. The first edition consisted of 2000 copies, and the second added another 2000 to the trade. COURTNEY & SMITH, p.122-3. FLEEMAN 75.1J/1a. CHAPMAN & HAZEN, p.151. ESTC T84319.

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        A Black-tailed Godwit, Limosa Limosa

      India, 1775. A SPLENDID EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY PAINTING FROM THE LUCKNOW SCHOOL With inscription 'Baige' lower left; and inscribed in Urdu and with further inscription 'Black-tail.d Godwit. winter. B.C. lower right Paper size: 18 1/2" x 11 1/2" Pen and Ink with watercolor Provenance: Claude Martin India circa 1775-1785 By the late 18th century, many Mughal-trained painters in India were looking to the emerging British ruling class for patronage. The products of the Lucknow School in India were often albums of flora, fauna, and other exotic sights of India, made to be taken back to Britain. Of the varied subjects, bird studies such as this depiction of a Black-tailed Godwit may be deemed a classic type. Paintings of birds, animals, and flowers had been an important genre in Indian art since the time of the Mughal emperor Jahangir (1605-27), and the continuation of such subjects under British patronage was a natural extension of that established tradition, although the results were often quite different stylistically. . Book.

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        A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland

      London: Strahan. 1775. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good. First printing, 1775, first issue with 12-line errata. With David Garrick's engraved bookplate on pastedown and also with 3 x 1.25 inch clipped inscription, 'To Mr. Garrick / from the author' in what appears to be Johnson's hand, neatly mounted into a bound-in sheet of paper. The book is very good, rebacked, retaining original leather boards with chain-link gilt borders, recornered in leather, newer leather spine in contemporary fashion with labels in dark green and gilt compartmental decorations, marbled endpapers (not original) and with three blank leaves preceeding title page, not sure if any of them are ca. 1775; the last of the three baring 1847 and 1859 inscriptions from Sophia and Thomas Patton. Contents very good. Housed in a ca. 1950s cloth chemise and quarter dark brown morocco slipcase with lighter brown cloth sides. Possibly a 'made up' book as English and American dealers sometimes engaged in producing to 'fool' gullible wealthy book collectors in the 1940s and 50s, but the book plate is real, the inscription looks right and is clearly a contemporary hand in browning ink and matches Johnson's handwriting, so there's a chance that this was put back together from a decrepit copy of the book where the binder had to supply new endpapers and excise the inscription from an otherwise damaged page. With all this, an intriguing association copy, linking two of the most interesting figures in late 18th-Century London.

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        Section of One end and One Side of the Second Withdrawing-room

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

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        A Pair of Common (Eurasian) Quail

      India, 1775. A SPLENDID EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY PAINTING FROM THE LUCKNOW SCHOOL Inscribed in Urdu: upper right and center Paper size: 11" x 18" Pen and Ink with bodycolor, fixative Provenance: Claude Martin (1735-1800), Lucknow Lucknow, India circa 1775-1785 By the late 18th century, many Mughal-trained painters in India were looking to the emerging British ruling class for patronage. The products of the Lucknow School, based in Lucknow, India, were often albums of flora, fauna, and other exotic sights of India, made to be taken back to Britain. Of the varied subjects, bird studies such as this depiction of Quail from the Lucknow school, may be deemed a classic type. Paintings of birds, animals, and flowers had been an important genre in Indian art since the time of the Mughal emperor Jahangir (1605-27), and the continuation of such subjects under British patronage was a natural extension of that established tradition, although the results were often quite different stylistically. In these paintings, the birds stand upright in a receding landscape of considerably reduced scale. The dramatic contrast in size between the bird and the vista it dominates gives the composition a distinctively idiosyncratic mood. In the second half of the 18th century, the English governing elite of the East India Company started commissioning Indian artists to paint subjects of interest to them. The subjects related to the splendid life style of the foreigners in India, their houses and possessions, botanical and Zoological studies, and Indians in their typical dresses pursuing their crafts and professions. This type of work is called Company art. The British elite in India generally adopted an extravagant lifestyle that could be cultured as well as being indulgent. They spent heavily on houses, horses, books, music, and pictures. Besides the English, the French and Portuguese had earlier commissioned Indian artists to paint similar themes. . Book.

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      [Philadelphia: William and Thomas Bradford, July 31, 1775].. 8pp. Modern half calf and marbled boards, gilt leather label. Minor foxing. Very good. The Continental Congress' response to the "Conciliatory Resolution" set forth by the British Parliament, in an attempt to reach a peaceable settlement with the colonies, immediately preceding the outbreak of the Revolution. Not a binding law, but a resolution proposing a line floated by the pro-American elements in the House, it passed on February 20, 1775. The document was sent to each of the thirteen colonies, intentionally bypassing the extralegal Continental Congress. It stated that so long as the colonists were willing to provide for the defense and administration of the colonies, they would be spared any but those taxes necessary for the regulation of normal commerce. Referred to the Continental Congress by the Assemblies of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Virginia, this statement was drafted in response, rejecting Britain's proposal of peace. If there had been any possibility of the Parliamentary feeler making headway, it was gone by the time it reached America. The spring saw the open outbreak of war at Lexington and Concord and Bunker Hill, and by the time the colonies had passed the Resolution on to Congress in July, it was met with a blistering response. This text was prepared by a committee comprised of Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and Richard Henry Lee, though authorship is primarily attributed to Jefferson. It is dated July 31st, [1775]. It reads, in part: "That the colonies of America are entitled to the sole and exclusive privilege of giving and granting their own are they entitled at all times to enquire into their application, to see that they be not wasted among the venal and corrupt for the purpose of undermining the civil rights of the givers....That this privilege of giving or of withholding our monies is an important barrier against the undue exertion of prerogative, which, if left altogether without controul, may be exercised to our great oppression; and all history shews how efficacious is it's intercession for redress of grievances and re-establishment of rights, and how improvident it would be to part with so powerful a mediator. We are of the opinion that the proposition contained in this resolution is unreasonable and insidious...." In the closing paragraph, the American Congress states its complete defiance of the Resolution, citing its falsity as declared by the military actions already underway in the colonies: "The proposition seems also to have been calculated more particularly to lull into fatal security, our well- affected fellow- subjects on the other side the water, till time should be given for the operation of those arms, which a British minister pronounced would instantaneously reduce the 'cowardly' sons of America to unreserved submission. But, when the world reflects, how inadequate to justice are these vaunted terms; when it attends to the rapid and bold succession of injuries, which, during the course of eleven years, have been aimed at these colonies; when it reviews the pacific and respectful expostulations, which, during that whole time, were the sole arms we opposed to them; when it observes that our complaints were either not heard at all, or were answered with new and accumulated injuries; when it recollects that the minister himself, on an early occasion, declared, 'that he would never treat with America, till he had brought her to his feet,' and that an avowed partisan of ministry has more lately denounced against us the dreadful sentence, 'delenda est Carthago;' that this was done in presence of a British senates and being unreproved by them, must be taken to be their own sentiment, (especially as the purpose has already in part been carried into execution, by their treatment of Boston and burning of Charlestown;) when it considers the great armaments with which they have invaded us, and the circumstances of cruelty with which these have commenced and prosecuted hostilities; when these things, we say, are laid together and attentively considered, can the world be deceived into an opinion that we are unreasonable, or can it hesitate to believe with us, that nothing but our own exertions may defeat the ministerial sentence of death or abject submission." A bold and important piece of rhetoric from a crucial moment in the Revolution, in which the committee that ultimately drafted the Declaration of Independence, led by Jefferson, honed their invective. ESTC locates only ten copies. EVANS 14583. ESTC W7619.

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        Der Koran, oder Das Gesetz für die Moslemer, durch Muhammed den Sohn Abdall. Nebst einigen feyerlichen koranischen Gebeten, unmittelbar aus dem Arabischen übersetzt [...].

      Halle, J. J. Gebauers Wwe. und Johann Jakob Gebauer, 1775.. 8vo. 42, 678 pp. With an engr. frontispiece. Near-contemp. half calf with giltstamped red spine label. All edges red.. Second edition of this German Qur'an translation, previously issued in 1773. Following Megerlin's ill-received effort of 1772, this is the second German translation to have been based immediately on the Arabic original. - Includes the frequently lacking engraved frontispiece depicting a Muslim in prayer. Contemporary ownership to flyleaf. Slightly browned as usual; a good, tighly bound copy. - Schnurrer 431. Woolworth 285.

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      1775 . A COLLECTOIN OF POEMS IN SIX VOLUMES BY SEVERAL HANDS. A COLLECTION OF POEMS IN FOUR VOLUMES BY SEVERAL HANDS. London: J. Dodsley, 1775. 10 volumes. 8vo. Matching bindings. Full calf/gilt/red and black leather spine labels. engravings, illus. engravings. A few of the missing spine labels have been replaced with modern matching labels, some of the hinges are either weak or partially cracked, overall a very nice set. $750.00

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      London, Printed for the Author, and sold by G. Robinson, T. Becket, and J. Robson, 1775.. FIRST EDITION 1775. 4to, approximately 290 x 235 mm, 11½ x 9¼ inches, folding engraved map of Spain and Portugal as frontispiece, 6 engraved plates, 2 folding plus an engraved tailpiece representing the arms of Spain, pages: half-title, title page, iii pages of Preface, list of plates, 1-465 plus 6 pages of index, Errata on last page of index, bound in full panelled speckled calf, gilt decorated borders to covers, nicely rebacked with raised bands, gilt rules and gilt lettering, marbled endpapers. Board corners very slightly worn, armorial bookplate to first pastedown, name on it erased, half-title slightly creased (due to folding map), small blind library stamp to margin of 3 preliminary leaves and map, 1 on a middle page and 1 on the final page of index, slight foxing to margins of map, the plates have a little light foxing to margins and blank sides, a few top margins have some shallow strips of pale browning, small closed tear neatly repaired at top edge of 2 pages, another to the lower edge of 1 folding plate and 1 text page, also neatly repaired, pale age-browning to a few leaves particularly towards the end of the Appendix. A very good clean tight copy. The plates depict: views of Moorish castles; the aqueduct of Segovia; Our Lady of the Fish from the Escorial; musical notation for the Fandango; a view of the Alhambra; and a bull-fight at Cadiz. See Cox, The Literature of Travel, Volume 1. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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      Philadelphia: R. Aitken, 1775. - Two issues. [103]-144; [339]-388pp. Folding plan in August issue. Dbd. Light to moderate soiling and wear. Light foxing and toning. Folding plan separating at folds. About good. Two issues of THE PENNSYLVANIA MAGAZINE, the only magazine issued in the American colonies for most of the crucial years of 1775 and 1776 (the only other one being THE ROYAL AMERICAN MAGAZINE, which ceased publication in March 1775). Most importantly, THE PENNSYLVANIA MAGAZINE was edited from February 1775 until May 1776 (all but the first and the last two numbers) by the famous radical, Thomas Paine. The August 1775 issue contains an important folding plate titled "Exact Plan of General Gage's Lines on Boston Neck, in America." It includes a reference key on the facing page, indicating various sizes of cannon. The Siege of Boston began in April 1775, right at the opening of the war, and lasted nearly a year.

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        Kst.- Karte, n. Anville b. P. Santini / Remondini, "Carte Generaledu Canada, de la Louisiane, de la Floride, de la Caroline, de la Virginie, de la nouvelle Angleterre etc.".

      . mit altem Grenzkolorit,, dat. 1775, 48 x 56,5. Oben links die Titelkartusche, rechts unten große Insetkarte vom Hudson- und Baffinbay sowie Grönland. Dargestellt ist das Gebiet östlich des Mississippi, im Nordosten Neufundland, im Süden Florida ( nur das nördl. Florida bis St. Augustin ).

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        Exceedingly rare war-date Autograph Document Signed by Signer of the Declaration of Independence Samuel Chase and, on verso, dated 1776, a receipt signed by Dr. Richard Tootell who was appointed Surgeon in the Maryland Militia on July 9, 1776

      Rare Revolutionary War-date Autograph Document Signed ?Saml Chase,? 1p, 8? x 1.25?. Fine condition. Affixed to an 8.5? x 2? sheet with an opening showing a Manuscript Document Signed ?R Tootell? on verso.In full, ?Recd 12 Dec 1775 of Thomas Harwood Junr Treasurer of the Western Shore / forty pounds pr order of the Provincial Convention held Annapolis 12 Dec. 1775. / Saml Chase.? From the Minutes of the Proceedings of the Convention of the Province of Maryland, Tuesday, December 12, 1775: \"Ordered, That the treasurer of the western shore pay to Samuel Chase, or his order, forty pounds common money, to be accounted for.?On verso, closely cut on top, ?Recd 28 Feby 1776 of Thomas Harwood Junr Treasurer of the Western / Book No. 22 Contg 299 Bills of each of the four forges Denominations in the Whole 800 Bills. R Tootell.? On July 9, 1776, the Maryland Council of Sa

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        Sur la legislation et le commerce des grains

      A Paris, chez Pissot 1775 - "Drei Teile in zwei Bänden gebunden in einem Band ; 2 Bl., 236 S.; 184 (2) S.; marmoriertes Kalbsleder der Zeit, Rückenvergoldung und rotes vergoldetes Rückenschildchen, wenig berieben und bestoßen, oberes Kapitel mit kleiner Fehlstelle, gesprenkelter Schnitt, marmorierte Vorsätze, nur erste und letzte Blätter etwas gebräunt, gutes Exemplar.Erste Ausgabe. In diesem Buch argumentiert Necker gegen die physiokratische Lehre vom freien Warenverkehr und spricht sich für staatliche Kontrollen aus. Das Buch erzielte große Aufmerksamkeit und brachte Necker Anerkennung als Wirtschaftsfachmann. Als er 1789 die Chance erhielt, seine Vorstellungen zu realisieren, schlugen diese fehl.First edition. In his work Necker condemned the physiocratic doctrine of free trade and was in favour of government control. The book received considerable attention and increased Necker's reputation as an economist. In 1789 Necker got a chance to put his ideas into practice which led to negative results. Bound in contemp. full marbled calf, spine gilt with red gilt lettering-piece, only little rubbed and bumped, upper spine a bit chipped, speckled edges, marbled front-papers, first and last leaves somewhat browned, else a good copy.Higgs 6260, INED 3372, Kress 7144, Goldsmiths' 11267" [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Entomologiae Brasilianae specimen. [Bonn, Wolfgang Schwarzkopf, 1821]. With 3 hand-coloured engraved plates, by Franz after S. Weber. With : (2) KLUG, Johann Christoph Friedrich. Entomologiae Brasilianae specimen alterum, sistens insectorum coleopterorum nondum descriptorum centuriam.[Bonn, Wolfgang Schwarzkopf, 1825]. With 5 hand-coloured engraved plates by S. Weber. 2 works in 1 volume. 4to. Modern boards.

      Hagen I, pp. 422-423; Horn & Schenkling 11967 & 11970; Nissen, ZBI 2214; not in Borba de Moraes; Bosch; for Klug: ADB XVI, pp. 247-248. Both parts of a description of entomological specimens from Brazil by the German entomologist Johann Christoph Friedrich Klug (1775-1856). It includes descriptions and illustrations of specimens collected by Grigory Langsdorff, Johann Centurius Hoffmannsegg, Ignaz von Olfers and others. The parts were published in volumes 10 and 12 of Nova acta physico-medica Academia..., the journal of the Academia Leopoldina in Schweinfurt.Untrimmed, first part a bit foxed and plates lightly browned. Good copy.

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        Systematische Einleitung in die neuere aus ihren eigenthümlichen physikalisch- ökonomischen Gründen hergeleitete Forstwissenschaft

      Finely engraved port. of the author serving as frontis. xxviii, [2], 544 pp.; xxxii, 677, [73] pp. Two vols. 8vo, cont. half-sheep & paste-paper boards (foxing as usual due to the quality of the paper), contrasting vellum lettering pieces on spines. Berlin: A. Wever, 1775. First edition of one of the classic early works on forest management. Gleditsch (1714-86), a celebrated German botanist and sylviculturist and a close friend and supporter of Linnaeus, was director of the botanical garden at Berlin. He wrote many works on botany and sylviculture and gave the first public courses on scientific forest management in Germany. Fine and handsome set. From the library of Graf von Seinsheim. ❧ Lowood, "The Calculating Forester: Quantification, Cameral Science, and the Emergence of Scientific Forestry Management in Germany" in The Quantifying Spirit in the 18th Century (ed. by Tore Frängsmyr, J.L. Heilbron, & R.E. Rider), p. 331. Mantel, I, 13. Pritzel 3361. .

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        Only three months before the Battles of Lexington and Concord, Loyalist Daniel Leonard, responds to John Adams, arguing for the authority of Parliament over the colonies: part of the famous Novanglus-Massachusettensis letters

      The January 9 - 16, 1775 issue of the Massachusetts Gazette; and the Boston Post-Boy and Advertiser. (Boston: Mills and Hicks), 4 pages, 9.5" x 15". First and second leaves separated, some marginal chips and tears, expected folds, very light scattered foxing. A remarkable paper from the critical year of 1775, which features on the front page loyalist Daniel Leonard's latest essay, part of his running battle of words with John Adams concerning the authority of Parliament over the American colonies. Upon Adams' return to Boston after sitting at the First Continental Congress in the autumn 1774, he discovered a series of articles published in the Massachusetts Gazette signed "Massachusettenis" which ably defended the Tory view. Adams observed in his diary, that the articles, "abounded with wit, discovered good information, and were conducted with a subtlety of art and address wonderfully calculated to keep up the spirits of their party, and to depress ours, to spread intimidation,

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        [Op. 12]. A Second Sett of Six Quartettos for two Violins, a Tenor, and Violoncello Obligato... Op. XII. [Parts]

      London: Printed for the Author and Sold by R. Bremner. [ca. 1775]. Folio. Disbound. All parts 1f. (title), [1] (blank), 2-13 pp. Engraved. With manuscript numbering to upper margins of titles. Titles slightly browned and soiled. . First Edition, second issue, with the spelling "Sett" instead of "Set." Knape nos. 67-72, p. 109. BUC p. 2. RISM A98 (no copies recorded in North America). "[Abel's] harmonic style is exceptionally rich and expressive. His melodies are often markedly instrumental in character, with broken chords, syncopation and appoggiaturas as common features; but he had a penchant for phrases of unusual lengths, and some of his music is refreshingly free from the two- and four-bar unit so common in the pre-Classical period. The slow movements usually have elegant, lyrical, highly ornamented melodies of considerable breadth; his finales are commonly in dance rhythm, often minuets (sometimes with variations but rarely with trios) or rondos. The result is a refined, urbane version of the Mannheim style with perhaps an Italian influence evident in the more vocal melodies and lighter moods. Burney remarked that his ‘invention was not unbounded, and his exquisite taste and deep science prevented the admission of whatever was not highly polished’; he commented on a certain languor, and praised his harmony and ‘selection of sounds’ as models of perfection." Walter Knape et al in Grove online

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        The duenna or double elopement, a comic-opera. As performed at the Theatre Royal in Covent Garden for the voice, harpsichord, or violin. [Music by Thomas Linley and son.]

      printed for C. and S. Thompson [1775], London - First edition, oblong 4to, pp. [4], 58, [2]; consisting of text and music printed from engravings throughout; later taupe paper-covered boards with original(?) calf gilt spine laid down; some wear to extremities, especially spine ends and fore corners, and the boards somewhat soiled and scuffed, but still very good. The Duenna was the third comedy by Sheridan performed at Covent Garden in 1775, preceded by The Rivals and St. Patrick's Day. With music by his father-in-law and brother-in-law, the Thomases Linley, the "comic opera The Duenna was represented at Covent Garden on 21 Nov. 1775 and on seventy-four other nights during the season, a success which was then unprecedented" (DNB). This is a score for vocalists accompanied by a piano. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The first front page printing of the Olive Branch Petition in Massachusetts (and the first report in Boston), as well as an early appearance of Lord Dartmouth's official report on the Battles of Lexington and Concord

      The August 24 - 31, 1775 edition of The New-England Chronicle, or The Essex Gazette (Cambridge: Samuel and Ebenezer Hall) 4 pages, 10" x 15.5", the front page featuring the text of The Olive Branch Petition. The issue also features General Thomas Gage's official report on the Battles of Lexington and Concord on page two. Expected folds, contemporary subscriber name in ink at top left, light scattered foxing and soiling, ragged margins with minor tears and losses not affecting text. The Olive Branch Petition. Despite the outbreak of hostilities at Lexington and Concord the previous month, the prevailing mood at the Second Continental Congress, convened in Philadelphia in May 1775, was one of reconciliation. A minority, led by John Adams, believed that armed conflict was inevitable, but resolved remain silent on the issue for the time, awaiting a more opportune moment to rally Americans toward a more militant course. Adams' position allowed John Dickinson and other moderates to pursue a policy of

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      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura Firmado por el Autor(es). Guipuzacoa. 1775-1803. 398Pag. 30X22. Pasta espanola. Documentacion manuscrita de la muy noble familia Minteguiaga: Jose Antonio, Manuel Antonio, Nicolas Joaquin, Juan Antonio, Rafael Martin, Manuel Jose y Jose Antonio de Minteguiaga. Profusamente documentada y algunas selladas. Rarissima Obra y Unica. Ref 2.6 Biblioteca A.

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        Monumenta antiquissimae historiae Arabum. Post Albertum Schultensium collegit ediditque cum latina versione et animadversionibus.

      Gotha, (Fickelscherr for) Karl Wilhelm Ettinger, 1775.. 8vo. (8), 216 pp. With 13 genealogical tables printed on 12 folding plates. Contemp. marbled boards.. Rare first edition of this corpus of sources on ancient Arabic history. With extensive passages in Arabic, largely presenting excerpts from the historical works of Ibn Qutaiba (cf. GAL I, 120ff.). - Binding rubbed and bumped at extremeties. Some brownstaining throughout (more pronounced in title page). From the collection of the Lower Saxon educator and rector Friedrich Hülsemann (1771-1835) with his ownership to front pastedown (dated 31 July 1799); later in the library of the Badenian rabbi Levi Bodenheimer (1807-67; his ownership on flyleaf; Hebrew pencil note on rear pastedown). Last in the collection of the German zoologists Barbara and Ragnar Kinzelbach (their bookplate). - Macro 888 ("8 volumes" in error for "8vo"). Schnurrer 160f. Fück I, 768. NYPL Arabia Coll. 23. Aboussouan 304 & 833. Cf. NDB IV, 377. Not in Smitskamp.

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        Course of the River Mississippi from the Balise to Fort Chatres taken on an Expedition to the Illinois in the latter end of the year, 1765

      London: Robert Sayer. Very Good. 1775. Map. Hand colored in outline. The most detailed map of the Mississippi published in the 18th century. Prime meridian: New Orleans and Ferro. Shows historic points of interest, indigenous villages, evidence of German settlements, quarries, mines, boundaries, fertile land, cane fields, French Forts, etc. Relief shown pictorially. Soundings in Gulf of Mexico and Depths of the Mississippi. Goss, Mapping of North America, 67 ; Folio .

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        Ansicht des Jungfernstiegs. Deckfarbenmalerei von Emanuel Grolau (1727-1802).

      Um 1775.. Ca. 23,0 x 40,0 cm. Teils etwas berieben, Farbe etwas abgeblättert, besonders im Rand, die Rückseite mit Papierresten. Im Vordergrund die Binnenalster mit Booten und Schuten, dahinter der Jungfernstieg, links die St. Nikolaikirche, rechts die St. Michaeliskirche. Diese Arbeit des von 1772 bis 1790 in Hamburg tätigen dänischen Künstlers ist - wie alle seine Arbeiten - in einem auffallenden Querformat. Besonders merkwürdig ist die Technik des Malers, der etwas zwei Drittel der Bildfläche mit Himmel bedeckt, während die eigentliche Ansicht sich auf den unteren Bildrand beschränkt. Seine Ansichten zeichnen sich weniger durch künstlerische Qualität als durch außerordentliche topographische Treue aus. Grolau bediente sich bei der Bildaufnahme geschickt der mechanischen Hilfsmittel seiner Zeit, besonders der Camera Obscura. Selten, wie alle Arbeiten Grolaus. [SW - Ansicht, Ansichten, Hamburgensien, Hamburgensie].

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        Speech of Edmund Burke on American Taxation. Also the Speech of the Right Honourable the Earl of Chatham in the House of Lords on Friday the 20th of January, 1775

      Dublin: John Exshaw. 1775. Very Good. First Dublin edition, 1775. 8vo, 98pp. Disbound with front blank, half title, title page. Light soil to front blank, name on half title page, else clean and unmarked. Rare.

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