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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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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 ).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Dieter Stecher]
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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.

      [Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830)]
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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. .

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc.]
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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

      [Bookseller: J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB)]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Marc & Antiques]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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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 .

      [Bookseller: Virginia Book Shop, Inc.]
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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].

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Heinz Tessin]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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        Etat civil, politique et commercant du Bengale

      A la Haye, chez Gosse, fils, 1775 - "Zwei Bände in einem in 8vo ; XLII, 222 S. mit gestochenem Frontispiz und gefalteter Landkarte; 3 Bl., 240 S. mit gestochenem Frontispiz; Leder der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung und rotem Rückenschild, Gelenke oben angebrochen, Kapitale stark berieben mit Fehlstellen, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen, marmorierte Vorsätze, Vorsatzblätter gebräunt, Bibliotheksstempel auf Titel, Landkarte etwas angeschmutzt und mit Einriss, innen stellenweise etwas gebräunt.Erste Ausgabe in Französisch. Bolts war ein in Holland geborener Abenteurer, der in die Zivilverwaltung von Bengalen eintrat und dort in Schwierigkeiten geriet, weil er im Namen der Ost-Indischen Gesellschaft private Geschäfte betrieb. Nach seiner Deportation 1768 nach England schrieb er dort seine Attacke auf die Regierung von Bengalen, wobei er insbesondere die Fähigkeiten des Managements der Ost-Indischen Gesellschaft in Zweifel stellte. Es handelt sich um ein wichtiges Werk des 18. Jahrhunderts über Indien, das auch ins Italienische und Deutsche übersetzt wurde.First edition in French. W.Bolts was a Dutch-born adventurer who entered the Bengal civil service and who got into trouble for private trading in the name of the East India Company. After being deported to England in 1768 he published his attack on the government of Bengal in a series of arguments questioning the wisdom of the East India Company's management of Indian commerce. It is an important work on eighteenth century India, and has been translated also into German and Italian.Two volumes in one bound in contemporary full calf, spine gilt with contrasting gilt lettering-piece, upper hinges split, spine chipped at head and tail, extremities bumped, marbled endpapers, fly-leaves browned, library stamp on title of vol.I, folding map a bit soiled and with tear, some browning or foxing in places.Higgs 6392, Kress 7076, Goldsmiths' 11277" [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Dieter Stecher]
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        Washington?s Headquarters at Cambridge

      Turned Oak, 4.75?-high oak, 1.5?-diameter at base. Label affixed to base, neatly penned by collector John S. Reigart: ?Washington?s / Head Quarters / at Cambridge / Mass. / A.D. / 1775.?John S. Reigart was born in 1833 or 1834 in New York City where he resided for most of his life. By occupation, he was a bank clerk with very precise penmanship which is evident on his identification label. During the mid and late 19th century Reigart assembled a comprehensive collection of relics from every period of America?s history. He was clearly aware of the importance of provenance of all the pieces in his collection and included detailed documentation in the form of period ink script notes, most of which he attached to the actual artifacts. About ten years ago, Reigart?s collection was discovered in the estate of a deceased Connecticut book dealer.

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        Earth from Bunker Hill

      n.p., n.d. Earth, pebbles, and dried grass in a 3?-high 19th century glass bottle sealed with a cork and red wax. From the John S. Reigart Collection of Historical American Relics. Label affixed to partially filled bottle, 2.25? x 1.5?, neatly penned by collector Reigart: ?Earth / from / Bunker Hill / from the spot where / Warren fell / June 17th 1775.?John S. Reigart was born in 1833 or 1834 in New York City where he resided for most of his life. By occupation, he was a bank clerk with very precise penmanship which is evident on his identification label. During the mid and late 19th century Reigart assembled a comprehensive collection of relics from every period of America?s history. He was clearly aware of the importance of provenance of all the pieces in his collection and included detailed documentation in the form of period ink script notes, most of which he attached to the actual artifacts. About ten years ago, Reigart?s collection was discovered in the estate of a deceased Connecticut book deal

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        Maxims And Moral Reflections. By the Duke de la Rochefoucault. A new Edition, Revised and Enlarged.

      London, Printed for T. Pridden 1775.. 12°. Vort., Titelbl., 2 nn. Bll. (Advertisement), S. (13)-160. Helles Lederbändchen d. Zeit, mit goldgeprägten Zierlinien am Rücken u. dreiseitig goldgeprägten Stehkanten, Buchschnitt rotgefärbt, nur gering bestoßen, vorderes Gelenk geringfügig eingerissen, minimaler Wurmfraß im Vorsatz. Anfangs- u. Schlussseiten sow. Vorsatz leimschattig, Seiten sonst nur leicht gebräunt, einzelne durch getrocknete Blumen schwach fleckig. Mit e. alten Schriftzug am Titelblatt, e. Besitzervermerk am Vortitel recto u. e. Besitzeintragung verso (Fanny Tatlock, Vienna 1922), sowie e schönen Ex-Libris am vorderen Spiegel (Thomas Fothergrill Esqu. Kingthorp).. Vgl. BL Integrated Cat. Systemnr. 012804511 - seltene Londoner Ausgabe d. "Maximen" des französischen Herzogs L. (1613-1680), die im Großbritannien des 18. Jh. eine außerordentliche Verbreitung erfuhren und in zahlreichen Ausgaben erschienen. Allein für das Jahr 1775 ist noch e. weitere Londoner, e. Edinburgher (und e. Dubliner) Ausgabe bekannt. Vorl., für Pridden gedruckte, Ausgabe weder in der British Library noch im britischen Bibliothekenverbund nachzuweisen. Die Zählung beginnt nach Vortitel, Titelblatt u. Advertisement ohne ersichtlichen Inhaltsverlust mit S. 14 verso.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Löcker]
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        Kst.- Karte, b. Homann Erben, "Charte von Russisch Litauen, welche die von Polen an Rußland abgetretene Woiewodschaften Liefland, Witepsk, Mscilaw und einen Theil der Woiewodschaften Polock und Minsk enthält".

      . mit altem Flächenkolorit,, dat. 1775, 55 x 44 (H). Links unten die Titelkartusche mit Wappen und Meilenanzeiger. Zeigt das nördl. und östliche Weißrussland. Gebiet Wilna, Witebsk, Smolensk, Kiew.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        The Spectator

      London: Bathurst, 1775. hardcover. very good. Pictorially engraved title page. 8 volumes, 8vo, all page edges green, full contemporary calf, decoratively gilt spine, black & red leather spine labels (tips worn, joints repaired; still a very good set). London: Bathurst, 1775.

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        A fine and rare collection of four documents pertaining to Benedict Arnold's heroic northern campaign of 1776 including an ultra rare William Williams document of the same date

      Following the disastrous American attempt to capture Quebec on December 31, 1775, which resulted in the death of General Richard Montgomery, Arnold retreated with the remaining American forces back to Montreal to regroup. Promoted to Brigadier General, Arnold was then charged with the task of preventing a British attack from Canada into New York. He quickly judged Montreal as indefensible by his miniscule force of 1000 men and moved south. As Lake Champlain was the only viable transport route between Canada and Albany, Arnold chose to retreat to the southern end of the lake at Skenenseborough (opposite Fort Ticonderoga) where he began construction on a flotilla of armed galleys to guard the lake. In response, the British began work on their own flotilla at St. Johns, Quebec, which included a disassembled 180 ton warship which was reassembled for service on the lake. The two fleets would finally meet at Valcour Island on October 11, 1776 where Arnold commanded his vastly outnumbered forces against

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        A rare Revolutionary War treasure! A fragment of the wood from the famous HMS Somerset ? the very ship Paul Revere snuck past on his famous midnight ride

      The fragment itself measures 5? x 1.25? x 1? and is beautifully mounted against an historic map showing the positioning of British ships during the Battle of Bunker Hill on June 17th, 1775. Both are framed in a shadowbox which has an overall size of 9.5? x 13? x 2?. Fine condition. Well-worn and mended letter of provenance included, as well as its typed transcript. The HMS Somerset ranks among the most documented and involved ships of colonial American history. She was built in 1746 in the Chatham Dockyard, and launched in 1748. Being a powerful man-of-war, she carried 64 mounted guns and a crew of 400 men. The HMS Somerset saw a lot of action during the Seven Years? War ?" also referred to as the French and Indian War ?" where she was part of the fleet that besieged the fortress of Louisbourg. She also partook in the decisive British victory at Quebec City in the summer of 1759, landing the forces that were then to beat the French at the Battle of the Plains of Abraham on September 13th of

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        Die Geschichte von Hamburg (2 Bände)

      Hamburg, Fritsch, 1775/84.. für die Liebhaber der Vaterländischen Geschichte. Mit 7 Kupfertafeln, gestochener Titelvignette, 5 großen gestochenen Anfangsvign, VI, 4 Blatt, 318 Seiten; 2 Blatt, 444 Seiten, spätere Halbpergamentbände mit Rückenschildern, 22,5 x 18,5 cm,. Gutes, innen sauberes Exemplar. Erste Ausgabe der Geschichte Hamburgs von 808-1528, mit ausführlichem Urkundenverzeichnis. Schütze, der 1751 als Nachfolger von Richey zum Professor der Geschichte und griechischen Sprache am Hamburgischen Gymnasium gewählt wurde, war der erste Bibliothekar der Stadtbibliothek und Mitglied verschiedener gelehrter Gesellschaften. Das Frontispiz u. weitere 5 Tafeln mit Porträts (Lütkens, Bostel, Sillem u.a.), 1 Tafel mit Ansicht der Petrikirche, die Vignetten zeigen Ansichten der Stadt.

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        A General Chart of the Island of Newfoundland with the rocks and soundings drawn from surveys taken by...James Cook and Michael Lane

      London: printed for Robert Sayer and John Bennet, 53 Fleet Street, 1775. Engraved chart, 560 x 750 mm., a little rubbed and toned, very good condition. Attractive large map of the Grand Banks of Newfoundland, derived from the survey work of James Cook that established his reputation as a pre-eminent naval hydrographer and ultimately led to selection as master of the Endeavour voyage of 1768-1771 to the east coast of Australia and the South Pacific. Cook's mapmaking in North American waters enjoys a legendary reputation for its accuracy, and is widely recognised as the apprentice-piece which got him command of the Endeavour. After serving his apprenticeship aboard Whitby colliers, Cook entered the Royal Navy in 1758 to fight the French in North America. Cook's reliable work surveying the St. Lawrence River attracted the attention of the Admiralty, an important task given the role of good charts in the capture of Quebec. During the eighteenth century the process of map-making was fraught with error; typically naval officers collected bearings while the business of of constructing charts was left to engravers working after the fact. Curious and methodical, Cook was at the vanguard of a new era of naval map-makers for whom technical competence was paramount. The need for a Newfoundland survey arose from the conclusion of the Seven Year's War, where the English asserted their fishing rights in the region. French fisherman were allowed limited concessions for catching and curing cod from these rich waters, but to enforce the terms of the Paris treaty of 1763 new and accurate charts were needed. Cook was selected as master of the Greville in 1764, and the Newfoundland surveys occupied the next three years. During this time he observed and recorded a solar eclipse using a quadrant by London instrument maker John Bird (whose tools were likewise used by Cook and astronomer Charles Green during their observation of the Transit of Venus), and prepared a paper read before the Royal Society in 1766. Cook's Royal Society address, combined with dedicated service against the French on the St Lawrence River and the Newfoundland charts 'established for him a well-deserved reputation with the higher authorities. Consequently, when the Royal Society presented a memorial to the King setting forth the advantages to be gained from the observation of the transit of Venus in the South Seas in 1769, it is not surprising to find Cook's name considered for the position of leader of the expedition' (Rear-Admiral H.P. Douglas, Cook as a Hydrographical Surveyor). Cook's appointment was controversial as he trumped Alexander Dalrymple, an experienced navigator well-established in Admiralty circles. The publication of Cook's survey work fell to Thomas Jeffreys, and this map was printed for his American Atlas of 1775. Jeffrey previously published a selection of North American maps titled A Collection of Charts of the Coasts of Newfoundland, published 1770 and now very rare. These maps formed the basis of The American Atlas and its companion volume The North-American Pilot. Both were popular and republished in several editions until 1806. The value of Jeffrey's publishing lay in his access to naval survey work: 'Thomas Jeffreys was an astute business-man and a publisher of integrity; as Geographer to the King, he enjoyed semi-official standing which gave him access to public documents and map-drafts for engraving and publication. It is a reasonable conjecture that his purchase of Cook's plates prompted him to seek other materials of comparable authority and assemble them into a sea-atlas' (Skelton).

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        Die Freymäuerey im Fischbein-Rocke. (UND:) (Pérau, Gabriel Louis Calabre:) Die Verrathene Freymäuerey

      Frankfurt und Leipzig, o. Dr., 1775.. 2 Tle. in 1 Band. Mit 2 gestoch. Frontispices. (in Pag.). 48, 80 S. Pappband d. Zt. Erste Ausgabe. - Wolfstieg 43210; Kloß 2116. - Titel des ersten Teils als Anspielung auf die Komödie der Gottschedin "Die Pietisterey im Fischbein-Rocke" zu verstehen. Der zweite Teil stammt nach Kloß vom Abbé Perau. - Berieben und bestoßen. Mit Stempel der Loge zu den Drei Weltkugeln, etw. fleckig und gebräunt. Vorsätze erneuert und mit Exlibris von Gustav Parthey (1798–1872; deutscher klassischer Philologe und Bibliothekar).

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        "Prospectus domus Regiae concentibus musicis Berolini consecratae versus ecclesiam chatolicam S. Heduigi. - Veduta della Casa Reale delle Opere .. - Veue de la Maison .. - Prospect des Königl. Opern - Hauses gegen der Catholischen S. Hedwigs Kirche zu Berlin".

      . altkol. Kupferstich ( Guckkasten ) b. Probst in Augsburg, um 1775, 26,5 x 40,5. Kiewitz 512; Sixt, Guckkasten, K 15; Ernst, Probst, G.B., Nr. 8. - Blick von der Prachtstraße "Unter den Linden" zum Opernhaus, mittig rechts i. Hgr. die St. Hedwigskirche.

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        Traité de la Construction théorique et pratique du Scaphandre ou du Bateau de l'Homme. [ Edition originale ]

      Debure Père, Chez l'Auteur 1775 - 1 vol. in-8 [ 161 x 105 mm ] reliure de l'époque plein vélin vert, dos à 4 nerfs, Debure Père, Chez l'Auteur, Paris, 1775, xlviij-328 pp., 3 ff. n. ch. (privilège, daté de 1774) et 4 figures sur 2 planches dépliantes. Edition originale de cet étonnant ouvrage précurseur. Etat satisfaisant (mouill. en queue sur tout l'intérieur de l'ouvrage, bon état par ailleurs) pour cet exemplaire bien complet du privilège et des planches. Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      . Zustand: Muy Bien Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Madrid. 34x23. 1775. 3 Vol. 891 + (798+178) + (430+514+LXII)Paginas. Pasta espanola. Buen estado de la Obra salvo ultimas paginas tomo 2 con machas de humedad esquina arriba derecha(foto). Rara Obra y Dificil en comercio y completa.

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        Des Ritters Carl von Linné Königlich Schwedischen Leibarztes [et]c. [et]c. vollstaendiges Natursystem : nach der zwoelften lateinischen Ausgabe mit einer ausfuehrlichen Erklaerung Sechster Theil Von den Corallen Zweyter Band

      Nürnberg: Gabriel Nicolaus Raspe, 1775. Cloth. Very Good. ONE VOLUME ONLY. [16], [641]-960, [112] pages plus 18 beautiful colored folding copper plates. Possibly lacking a half-title page. Rebound with modern red cloth and leather spine label. Muller supervised the publication in German of Linneas's great work on taxonomy, published from 1773 through 1776.. The publication occured in 6 parts (the 6th part was issued in 2 volumes) plus 2 additional volumes. We offer here the second volume of part six of this translation of Carl von Linné's Natursystem, on the corals. The only part to deal with Coral, this volume stands alone. Complete sets are rare in the marketplace, often parted out for their wonderful plates. Text in German. Full title: Des Ritters Carl von Linné Königlich Schwedischen Leibarztes [et]c. [et]c. vollstaendiges Natursystem : nach der zwoelften lateinischen Ausgabe mit einer ausfuehrlichen Erklaerung ausgefertiget von Philipp Ludwig Statius Muller Sechster Theil Von den Corallen Zweyter Band. Rough translation of the title: The Knight Carl Linnaeus Royal Swedish physician's [et] c. [et] c. complete system of nature: after the twelfth Latin edition with a full explanation sixth part of the coral Second volume. Muller was a German zoologist who published this translation of Linnaeus's Natursystem. Linnaeus was important as the father of modern taxonomy. Cloth.

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        AN ACCOUNT OF FURTHER DISCOVERIES IN AIR. [The Discovery of Oxygen]

      London:: Royal Society,, 1775. Fine. A Fine extract in black buckram binding with gilt lettering spine from Philosophical Transactions, Vol. LXV, 1775, Part I , pp. 384-394.

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        An excellent document listing members of Luke Drury?s Company including several men who marched from their homes in Grafton, Massachusetts in response to the Lexington Alarm of April 19, 1775

      Autograph Document, 8? x 7?, 2 p, oblong 4to. dated on verso, [Dorchester], December 21, 1775, signed by Joseph Leland. Small pinhole at center fold intersection, slightly weak at folds, some tiny marginal tears, else very good.A list of members of Luke Drury?s company together with what appears to be wages due to each person listed. The members listed who marched on the Lexington Alarm from Grafton include Joseph Leland, Ebenezer Leland, Elijah Rice, Peter Butler and Thomas Pratt. Lexington Alarm veteran Sergeant Joseph Leland has added a signed endorsement on the verso, noting receipt of his wages for October, November, and "a part of Decr."Luke Drury (1734-1811) of Grafton, Massachusetts joined the militia in 1757 during the French and Indian Wars. As captain of a company of Minutemen and Militiamen, he responded to the Lexington Alarm, and later joined Colonel Jonathan Ward?s regiment to fight at Bunker Hill. Drury and his men served in different areas during the war,

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        A Voyage to the Island of Mauritius [or Isle of France] The Isle of Bourbon, The Cape of Good-Hope, With Observations and Reflections upon Nature and Mankind

      London W. Griffin 1775. G : in Good condition. Front cover detached. Cover rubbed and bumped. Details of previous owner on fep. Contents G+ First English Edition Leather cover 220mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). 291pp.

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        Course Of The River Mississipi, from the Balise to Fort Chartres

      London: Printed and sold by R. Sayer and Bennett, 1775. 2 sheets joined, float-mounted and framed (20 x 46 4/8 inches). Fine engraved map of the Mississippi "from the Balise to Fort Chartres; taken on an expedition to the Illinois, in the latter end of the year 1765. By Lieut. (John) Ross of the 34th Regiment: Improved from the surveys of the river made by the French", the title upper right, showing forts, Native American villages, quarries, mines, boundaries, fertile land, cane fields, soundings in the Gulf of Mexico, with descriptive notes and a note on "Depths of the Mississipi", with original hand-colour in outline. This is the most detailed survey of the Mississippi River from the period of the American Revolution, depicting an economically and strategically important area of French America at the beginning of the war. The vast sweep of the river had provided the French with a tremendous trade route along which a highly lucrative fur trade had evolved. Lieutenant John Ross, surveyor of the 34th Regiment of the British Army, set out in 1765 to map this increasingly important region on behalf of the British government. His expedition mapped the river’s course from the tip of the Mississippi Delta to “Fort Chartres,” about 75 miles south of St. Louis. The site of present-day Memphis lies in the vicinity of “the old French fort of the Assumption.” Published by Robert Sayer in London, the map was based on French sources, especially the maps of Jean Baptiste D'Anville, but was considerably expanded with the addition of new information. Ross's map provides a fascinating insight into the knowledge and settlement of the river during this early period. He depicts the river's course in excellent detail, providing fort and village names, as well as well as information on local indian populations and regional history. In the delta region, there is navigational information for ships approaching the river's entrance, and as the river winds its way north, Ross shows evidence of German settlements, abandoned French forts and informative topographical detail. He notes the point where Spanish explorer Ferdinand de Soto first discovered the Mississippi in 1541, and to the west of the river he marks the locations of Native American tribes and villages. Ross's work is a landmark in the cartography of the Mississippi River, and an engaging document of American colonial history. This particular example is especially notable for its full original color. Most surviving examples of this map were colored only in outline, if at all, and this example is the finest to have come on the market. This is an rare opportunity for collectors to obtain this seminal map in the history of the mapping of the Mississippi River. Published in Thomas Jeffrey's celebrated "The American Atlas" by Sayer and Bennett in 1775. Arguably the most important 18th-century atlas of America, depicting North America as Revolutionary War raged between the United States and England, and described by Walter Ristow as a "geographical description of the whole continent of America, as portrayed in the best available maps in the latter half of the eighteenth century... as a major cartographic reference work it was, very likely, consulted by American, English, and French civilian administrators and military officers during the Revolution." Jefferys died in November 1771 and his successors, Robert Sayer and John Bennett, gathered together these separately published maps to form The American Atlas. .

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        Revolutionary War-dated pre-Independence Pennsylvania ?Act for the Support of the Government of this Province and Payment of Public Debts? signed by Signer John Morton who nine months later voted for the Declaration of Independence and by John Penn, the colony?s last governor

      Manuscript Document Signed on the first page ?John Penn? as the last colonial Governor of Pennsylvania, and, on the last page, ?John Morton? as Speaker of the House (colonial General Assembly) and ?Joseph Shippen, Jr.? as Secretary of the Province, 41 numbered pages, 7.5? x 12.5?, separate sheets. On watermarked laid paper. [Philadelphia], September 30, 1775. After signing it, Secretary Shippen penned at the upper right edge of the first page: ?Be it carried to the Governor.? Clip holes in the upper left of each sheet; many have minor frayed edges. Paper losses removing a few insignificant words on the last two pages have been infilled. All three signatures are clear and flawless with excellent contrast. Very Good condition.Begins, ?Whereas it would be extremely distressing to the people of this province, laboring under a heavy burden of taxes for sinking the bills of credit emitted during the last war and granted to His Majesty for the protection of His American dom

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        EXPERIMENTS AND OBSERVATIONS ON DIFFERENT KINDS OF AIR. Plus 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, 1775.2 works by Priestley bound in 1 volume: 1. the SECOND EDITION of Experiments and Observations, Volume I only of 3; and the FIRST EDITION of Philosophical Empiricism, both published in 1775. 8vo, approximately 210 x 125 mm, 8½ x 5 inches, 2 folding plates in part 1 as required, pages: part 1: (2) - half - title, xxiii - title and preface, (8), - Advertisement and Contents table, 324, plus 1 page of errata and 3 pages of Priestley's works; part 2: (4), 86, plus 1 page of errata, verso blank, and 4 pages of Priestley's works, bound in modern quarter calf over marbled sides, raised bands to spine, gilt lettered morocco label, new endpapers. Ink name on original front endpaper, Experiments and Observations: faint offsetting on frontispiece and title page, small light brown stain on 4 pages, no loss of legibility, faint damp stain to upper margin of a few pages, otherwise contents clean; Philosophical Empiricism: light brown damp stain to upper third and fore - edge margin of first 19 leaves, occasionally recurring faintly, a little more pronounced on last 6 leaves, all text perfectly legible, title page also lightly offset from final plate in part 1. Philosophical Empiricism is a scarce work usually found separately. However in Crook's Bibliography of Priestley it was also bound at the end of the second edition of Volume I of Experiments and Observations on Different Kinds of Air; although he doesn't mention it, it is obvious from the pagination. The work was the author's defence against a charge that he plagiarized Dr. Bryan Higgins' experiments. It includes the correspondence with his accusers, Dr. Higgins and Dr. Richard Brocklesby, between Nov. 30 and Dec. 9, 1775. Volume I of Priestley's famous Experiments and Observations on Different Kinds of Air contains experiments on inflammable air conducted prior to 1772, and those on alkaline, nitrous and acid air conducted between 1773 and 1774. The Appendix includes a letter from Benjamin Franklin. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Neptune Oriental

      Paris: Compagnie des Indes & Dépôt Génerale de la Marine, 1775 - circa, 1810. Large folio atlas with 69 maps (many double-page), title-page and single contents leaf; in excellent condition, in nineteenth-century quarter calf (a bit worn at extremities) and green papered boards. Superb collection of eastern maps by the great French hydrographer. Magnificent French marine atlas of the eastern oceans, updated to 1810 using French admiralty charts to provide a full working atlas for officers navigating towards the east, with routes to India, China and South-East Asia. D'Après de Mannevillette (1707-1780), the son of a captain in the service of the Compagnie des Indes, made his first voyage to the Caribbean at the age of 19 after a comprehensive naval education. From the outset he collected information for a future marine atlas of the eastern seas, and after many voyages published the first edition of the Neptune Oriental in 1745. 'The new sea atlas quickly found its way into the pilot cabins of ships of several nations, and its 22 charts were immediately recognised as being superior to all previous maps of Southeast Asian coasts' (Suárez p.238). Its success brought him a wide following, and he was later employed in the library of the Compagnie des Indes at Lorient. Some thirty years later, in 1775, he published a second edition, completely revised and greatly increased thanks to the information collected from the company logbooks at his disposal. The present example is a yet further publication, with maps assembled from three different sources. Some 46 of the total of 69 maps derive from the 1775 edition of the Neptune Oriental; a further six maps are added from a separately-published supplement of 1781; finally a further 17 French admiralty charts are added, based chiefly on the work of d'Après de Mannevillette, but many of them post-dating his death and most of them updated with recent surveys and discoveries. For example the magnificent double page chart of the Indian Ocean bears an engraved caption beneath the New Holland landmass that reads 'Cette partie de la Nouvelle Hollande est tirée de la Carte génerale du Voyage des Découvertes aux Terres Australes, rédigée par M.L. Freycinet en 1809'. This is the latest dated reference in the charts, suggesting a date of publication of around 1810. Despite their different sources, the maps are similar in appearance and printing; the admiralty charts bear the insignia of the Dépôt Génerale de la Marine and are priced (typically at 1-3 francs). They bear the details of the engraver De la Haye, who has likewise signed many of the maps from the 1775 second edition. By its nature, the Neptune Oriental was a changeable publication. A glance at the Shirley and Phillips catalogues reveals no systematic standardisation of the copies they collated. Indeed, Shirley also records several variations of the 1775 second edition, each with differing totals. The composite nature of the atlas reflects d'Après de Mannevillette's working methods at the Compagnie des Indes in painstakingly comparing and collating information from merchant and naval officers returned from the eastern oceans. Three of the maps here that derive from the 1775 second edition of Neptune Oriental are in fact English maps, published at the instigation of Alexander Dalrymple for the Admiralty around 1770-1771. D'Après de Mannevillette enjoyed a long friendship with Dalrymple; indeed the accuracy of both hydrographers in many ways reflected their free and open correspondence. The inclusion of Dalrymple's maps in such an official French publication is testament to the amicable collaboration that existed between official French and British cartographers working at the highest level. The free exchange of information - especially maritime charting of vital naval importance - only became strained with the onset of war with Napoleonic France.

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        Le Faucon Pélerin mâle [Male Peregrine Falcon]

      Bouchard & Gravier, [Rome 1775 - A beautiful, exuberant image from one of the rarest colour-plate bird books 'Recueil de cent-trente-trois Oiseaux des plus belle especes'. Maddalena Bouchard may be considered by some as a primitive among bird artists; however, while her birds are not true to nature in the conventional sense, they have more exuberance and charm than almost any other ornithological art with the possible exception of Manetti's Ornithologia (1765-76). Bouchard was also responsible for plates in Bonelli's Hortus Romanus (Rome 1772-93), which was also published by Bouchard and Gravier. Cf. Anker 53; cf. Nissen IVB 124; cf. Fine Birds Books (1990), p. 79; cf. Ripley and Scriber p. 37. Etching with engraving, coloured by hand. Very good condition.

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