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        Design of a Chimney Piece executed in the Great Saloon of the Queens House / A Chimney Piece Designed for one of the Rooms in St. James's Palace

      London, 1775. Engraving by D. Cunego. In excellent condition with the exception of being trimmed just outside the platemark on left margin. Some paper discolouration on left margin and 1" loss lower left corner. A fine engraving of the fireplaces at St. James's Palace and the Queen's House in 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.

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        Elevation of the House of the Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufacturers & Commerce, Situated in John Street, Adelphi

      London, 1775. Engraving by T. Vivares. In excellent condition with the exception of some paper discolouration in the bottom right corner of the sheet. A fine architectural engraving of a part of the vast Adelphi development in London; the largest project undertaken by the Adam brothers. 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.

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        Design of the Entablature & Britannic Order for the Gateway Proposed for Carleton House

      London, 1775. Engraving by D. Cunego. In excellent condition with the exception of being trimmed just outside the platemark on left margin. Mild soiling lower left quadrant. A fine engraving of the entablature and columns of the celebrated Carleton House in 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.

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        ELEMENTOS DE TODAS LAS CIENCIAS

      Imp de D. Manuel Martín - Madrid. 1775. 15x10. Magnifica Obra de Ciencias de epoca,con sus 11 correspondientes láminas. 1a Edición. Difícil en comercio. 399pag + 9h tablas. Ref 9.8 Biblioteca AD. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Flora Londinensis: or Plates and Descriptions of such Plants as grow wild in the Environs of London: with their places of growth, and times of flowering; their several names according to Linnaeus and other authors: with a particular description of each plant in latin and english. To which are added their several uses in medicine, agriculture, rural oeconomy and other arts.

      London, printed for the author, (1775-) 1777-1798. 2 volumes bound in 3. Folio (473 x 280mm). With 2 engraved title-vignettes and 432 fine handcoloured engraved plates. Recent half calf, richly gilt spine with gilt lettering in 6 compartments, marbled sides. First edition. William Curtis is one of the great names in botany, the present work and his famous 'Botanical Magizine' are landmarks in English botany. The impressive 'Flora Londinensis' is much more comprehensive in scope than its title suggests, for it embraces most of the English flora, and as a result of which it should be properly regarded as the first colour-plate national flora. "Curtis adopted the novel plan of having specimens drawn to a uniform scale and to life size, and most of the plates display a high degree of accuracy. In the opinion of Salisbury, the majority of the figures 'represent the most successful portrayals of British wild flowers that have ever been achieved'" (Henry II, p. 67). The fine plates are by James Sowerby and Sydenham Edwards. Our copy has the list of subscribers, the indices, the 'General observations on the advantage which may result from the Introduction of the Seeds of our best Grasses' (2 leaves), and 'A catalogue of certain plants... in the environmens of Settle' (3 leaves). The book was published in 2 volumes. //Nissen BBI, 440; Great Flower Books, p. 54; Stafleu & Cowan 1286.

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        Journal of the Resolution's Voyage, in 1772, 1773, 1774, and 1775. On Discovery to the southern hemisphere, by which the non existence of an undiscovered continent . is demonstratively proved. Also a journal of the Adventure's voyage, in the years 1772, 1773, and 1774. With an account of the separation of the two ships

      London 1775 - 1 folding engraved map, 5 engraved plates, extra-illustrated with 1 folding engraved map "Part of the Tropical Discoveries of the Resolution Sloop Captain J. Cook in 1774" Light dampstaining to a few leaves, some minor foxing. Modern paneled calf, gilt leather label "The first printed account of man's entry into the region south of the Antarctic circle" (Spence) and the earliest published complete account of Cook's second voyage, issued at least eighteen months prior to the official version. "A rare work . contain[ing] details of many events not recorded in the official account, and a preface recording the causes which led Banks and his staff to withdraw from the expedition at the last moment. Accordingly it is a vital second voyage item." (Davidson). The second voyage included the first crossing of the Antarctic circle, making Marra's narrative the earliest firsthand account of the Antarctic, and the engraved plates are the first depictions of that region. Due to the strict regulations against private publications, the work was published anonymously, but the identity of the author did not remain a mystery for long. "Correspondence between Cook and the Admiralty shows that the author was John Marra, one of the gunners' mates in the Resolution. He was an Irishman whom Cook had picked up at Batavia during the first voyage. He made an abortive attempt to desert at Tahiti on 14 May 1774, an escapade of which Cook took so lenient a view that he says - 'I know not if he might have obtained my consent, if he had applied for it in proper time.' This did not, however, as Marra states at p. 241, prevent his being put in irons." (Holmes). This copy contains the extremely rare extra folded map, "Part of the Tropical Discoveries of the Resolution Sloop Captain J. Cook in 1774," which is noted by Beddie and Rosove, but which is not called for in most of the references. This map has been present in only three of the twenty-five copies of the first edition sold at auction in the last thirty or so years. The chart appears opposite the first page of text and shows New Caledonia and the Great Cyclades islands to the north and Norfolk island to the south. It is a most interesting production, and is to be found in two states: first, as here with the engraver's name and with the position of Norfolk Island incorrectly placed 4° too far south; and second, with the engraver's name erased (but just visible), with Norfolk Island's latitude corrected. The chart follows two of the Gilbert manuscript charts (see David 2.225/6/) in spelling Ballabeah Isle with a final "h," unlike all the other manuscript charts. We have a definite date for the corrected issue of this chart, as it accompanied the article, "Late Voyages of the Resolution and Adventure," published in the Gentleman's Magazine , Vol. XLVI, 1776 (edited by David Henry), opposite page 120 in the March issue. Therefore, it seems probable that the uncorrected chart found its way into copies of Marra issued during the last two or three months of 1775. Bagnall 630; Beaglehole II, pp.cliii-clv; Beddie 1270; Conrad p.13; Davidson p.60; Hill (2004) 1087; Hocken, p.14; Holmes 16; Kroepelien 809; O'Reilly-Reitman 379; Rosove 214.A1b; Sabin 16247; Spence 758; Streeter Sale 2408. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        JOURNAL OF THE RESOLUTION'S VOYAGE, IN 1772, 1773, 1774, AND 1775. ON DISCOVERY TO THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE, BY WHICH THE NON EXISTENCE OF AN UNDISCOVERED CONTINENT.IS DEMONSTRATIVELY PROVED. ALSO A JOURNAL OF THE ADVENTURE'S VOYAGE, IN THE YEARS 1772, 1773, AND 1774. WITH AN ACCOUNT OF THE SEPARATION OF THE TWO SHIPS.

      London. 1775. - xiii,[1],328pp. plus folding map and five plates. Modern paneled calf, gilt leather label. Light dampstaining to a few leaves, some minor foxing. Offsetting from plates. Very good. The earliest published complete account of Cook's second voyage, issued at least eighteen months prior to the official version. The second voyage included the first crossing of the Antarctic circle, making Marra's narrative the earliest firsthand account of the Antarctic, and the engraved plates are the first depictions of that region. Due to the strict regulations against private publications, the work was published anonymously, but the identity of the author did not remain a mystery for long. "Correspondence between Cook and the Admiralty shows that the author was John Marra, one of the gunners' mates in the Resolution. He was an Irishman whom Cook had picked up at Batavia during the first voyage. He made an abortive attempt to desert at Tahiti on 14 May 1774, an escapade of which Cook took so lenient a view that he says - 'I know not if he might have obtained my consent, if he had applied for it in proper time.' This did not, however, as Marra states at p. 241, prevent his being put in irons." - Holmes. This copy contains the extremely rare extra folding map, "Part of the Tropical Discoveries of the Resolution Sloop Captain J. Cook in 1774," which is noted by Beddie and Rosove, but which is not called for in most of the references. This map has, however, been present in three of the twenty-five copies of the first edition sold at auction in the last thirty or so years. The chart appears opposite the first page of text and shows New Caledonia and the Great Cyclades islands to the north and Norfolk island to the south. It is a most interesting production, and is to be found in two states: first, as here with the engraver's name and with the position of Norfolk Island incorrectly placed 4° too far south; and second, with the engraver's name erased (but just visible), with the Norfolk Island's latitude corrected. The chart follows two of the Gilbert manuscript charts in spelling Ballabeah Isle with a final "h," unlike all the other manuscript charts. We have a definite date for the corrected issue of this chart, as it accompanied the article, "Late Voyages of the Resolution and Adventure," published in the GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, Vol. XLVI, 1776 (edited by David Henry), opposite page 120 in the March issue. Therefore, it seems probable that the uncorrected chart found its way into copies of Marra issued during the last two or three months of 1775. "A rare work.contain[ing] details of many events not recorded in the official account, and a preface recording the causes which led Banks and his staff to withdraw from the expedition at the last moment. Accordingly it is a vital second voyage item." - Davidson. BAGNALL 630. ROSOVE 214.A1.b. KROEPELIEN 809. BEAGLEHOLE II, pp.cliii-clv. BEDDIE 1270. SPENCE 758. DAVIDSON, p.60. HOLMES 16. O'REILLY & REITMAN 379. KAEPPLER 29. HOCKEN, p.14. HILL 1087. CONRAD, p.13. STREETER SALE 2408. SABIN 16247.

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        CARTE RÉDUITE D'UNE PARTIE DE L'OCEAN ATLANTIQUE OU OCCIDENTAL

      Présentée A Mgr. LE COMTE DE MAUREPAS Par le Sr Grognard Pilote entretenu au Departement de Toulon . 1775 - Copper engraving. Later colour. Size: 89 x 58 cm. (35 x 23 inches) Very good condition. A magnificent sea chart of the south part of the Atlantic Ocean, covered in rhumb lines. Showing south parts of African, Portuguese, Spanish and French coast, Cape Verde Islands, Canary Islands and Azores on the east and parts of North American coast and West Indies on the west. Extensive lists of islands, ports and capes on the east and west coasts of the Atlantic. Bellin was appointed hydrographer (chief cartographer) to the French Navy upon the creation of France's hydrographic office, the Dépôt des cartes et plans de la Marine. Over a 50 year career, he produced a large number of maps and charts. The accuracy of Bellin's charts ensured that they were in use for many years.

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        The PENNSYLVANIA EVENING POST. Vol. I. Numb. I. Tuesday, January 24, 1775

      Philadelphia:: Printed by Benjamin Towne,. 1775.. Folded size: 10-1/8" x 8-1/4". 1 printed sheet, folded once vertically yielding 4 pages. At the base of p. 4 Towne lists his terms of subscription.. 1st printing. INSCRIBED by Towne in p. 1 lower margin. "This Day rec'd of Mr ??? five shillings. Benjn Towne". Sheet mostly separated along spine fold. Upper right quadrant of. first leaf detached. Lacking the upper right quadrant of the 2nd. leaf. A Fair copy of this rare survivor from the late Colonial. period.. Towne's Pennsylvania Evening Post began with this inaugural issue, published [initially, at least] tri-weekly, continuing through 1784, albeit with hiatuses during the war. While not particularly long-lived, this newspaper is today celebrated for two distinctions.... On July 6, 1776, the Pennsylvania Evening Post would be the first American newspaper to print the Declaration of Independence. Further, in 1783, the paper's name was modified to "The Pennsylvania Evening Post, and Daily Advertiser", which heralded the establishment of "the first daily newspaper published in the country." [Bingham, History of American Newspapers]. Bingham notes 11 institutional holdings of this first appearance. Uncommon in the trade.

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        Marmora et adfines aliquos lapides coloribus suis exprimi. Abbildungen der Marmor-Arten und einiger verwandten Steine nach der Natur auf das sorfältigste mit Farben erleuchtet, gestochen und herausgegeben...

      . Nürnberg, auf Kosten des Verlegers, 1775. 4to. 38 pp., 30 beautifully engraved hand-coloured plates including 180 separate figures. Contemporary half calf.* Magnificent and outstanding colourplate book of the Mineral Kingdom. Sinkansas: "Very little is known about the author of this splendid work aside from that he gives in his title. It is depicting an almost infinitely-varied series of marbles and allied ornamental stones from deposits in Germany and nearby countries. Presumably each of the rectangular panels represents the appearence of a polished slab, with most plates depicting six such pieces, but others two, four, and as many as nine, while one is immediately captivated by the richness and depth of the watercoloring, often heightened by the application of opaque white for veinlets, it can be seen that under each painting lies a complex, lightly-incised network of lines, almost like rouletting, over which the colors have been laid... This first edition should have between 54 and 98 plates of which we hold about half or one third, including the "Bayreutische, Würtembergische, Neresheimische Marmor". The text is in Latin and German. Ex libris of Groeninghe Velt of the Borluut family in Flanders pasted in on front. A few text pages slightly browned without touching any plates however. Landwehr, 1; Sinkankas, 7281-7282..

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        MISCELLANIES. In Two Volumes.

      Printed for W. Flexney [et al],, Oxford: 1775 - Shepherd was a "Church of England clergyman and theological writer, . who matriculated from Corpus Christi College, Oxford, on 1 December 1749 at the age of seventeen. . After considering a military career he took orders in the Church of England and eventually was appointed chaplain to Thomas Thurlow, bishop of Lincoln and later of Durham; Thurlow's nomination gained Shepherd the archdeaconry of Bedford in July 1783. He was elected a fellow of the Royal Society in May 1781, and in 1788 he was Bampton lecturer at Oxford. In 1792 he was instituted to the rectory of Wetherden and Helmingham in Suffolk by Lord Chancellor Thurlow, brother of the bishop, and he held these preferments until his death.Shepherd published a wide selection of writings, including poetry and drama, although he came to concentrate on theology. His poetry was not unsuccessful: his Ode to Love (1755?) was reprinted in 1760 and The Nuptials (1761) went into three editions. Most of his poetic and dramatic pieces were included in the two-volume Miscellanies (1775). Several of Shepherd's theological works went into two or more editions, including his response to Soame Jenyns in The Review of a Free Enquiry (1759), The Requisition of Subscription to the Thirty-Nine Articles (1771), and Reflections on the Doctrine of Materialism (1779), addressed to Joseph Priestley. Shepherd published regularly throughout his life; his last piece was No False Alarm, or, A Sequel to Religious Union (1808). He died at the parsonage at Wetherden on 3 January 1809." [ODNB]. "The first volume [of Miscellanies] consists primarily of verse, and includes odes, elegies, and two long poems, 'The Nuptials' and the dramatic poem 'Hector'; at the end is a letter to Sir William Jones on education. The second volume contains the author's philosophical writings, particularly his letters to Soame Jenyns occasioned by the latter's 'Free Enquiry into the Origin and Nature of Evil." [Quaritch]. Shepherd's works are now uncommon in the trade. This 2 volume work is offered with 2 other Shepherd titles, TavBooks ID #37012 & 37013. The listed price is for all 4 volumes. Light binding wear. Prior owner bookplate/signature. Overal, an attractive Very Good Plus copy. Period bindings of full light brown spotted calf with elaborate gilt decorated spine; dentelles & marbled paper eps. Pale yellow edge stain. 16mo, gathered in 8s. 7-3/16" x 4-5/8". 1st collected edition. OCLC records 8 institutional holdings. [2], ii, iv, [4], 301, [1 (blank)]; [4], vi, [7] - 282 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        GAINE'S UNIVERSAL REGISTER, OR AMERICAN AND BRITISH KALENDAR, FOR THE YEAR 1776.

      New York: Printed by H. Gaine, []. 1775 - 168pp. plus folding map. Interleaved with blank pages with contemporary ink notes. 18mo. Original calf. Spine perished but held by cords. Worm hole in front board through to front endpapers, not affecting text or map. Internally very clean and very good. In a half morocco box. Apparently the second annual edition of this popular almanac, first published for 1775. Gaine published it with blank leaves interleaved at the beginning. The present copy contains contemporary notes, apparently kept by a customs officer, and is filled with notations regarding counterfeit currency, its place of origin and identifying characteristics, and the contents of various shipping trunks. Gaine continued publication of the .UNIVERSAL REGISTER. into the 1790s. It is filled with useful information, including population estimates for the American colonies, comparisons of various coins and monies, and lists of civic, military, and religious officers. The accomplished folding map shows the "Plan of the City of New York," with a street grid of the tip of Manhattan Island and farmland, the "Road to Boston" leading north, and the tip of Brooklyn at the bottom. The scale is one mile per three inches. OCLC locates only seven copies. A unique copy of a scarce title. EVANS 14057. DRAKE 5858. SABIN 26332 (note). OCLC 9875596.

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        Descriptions des arts et metiers. Tome III

      Neuchatel: Imprimerie de la La Société Typographique, 1775. Ril piena pelle d'epoca con 5 nervi e tassello titolo.(leather binding). Molto buono (Very Good)/Abrasioni e fori di tarlo alla copertina. Pagine interne e tavole in ottimo stato (Abrasions and little holes at covers). 8vo.

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        LETTERS WRITTEN BY THE LATE RIGHT HONOURABLE PHILIP DORMER STANHOPE, EARL OF CHESTERFIELD, TO HIS SON, PHILIP STANHOPE, ESQ Late Envoy Extraordinary at the Court of Dresden: Together with Several Other Pieces on Various Subjects. Published by Mrs Eugenia Stanhope from the Originals Now in Her Possession

      London Printed for J. Dodsley 1775 - Sixth edition. Four volumes, Finely bound by Bumpus in half brown crushed morocco over marbled boards. Lettered in gilt on the spine. All edges speckled. A near fine set, intermittently foxed and spines lightly sunned. Book plate of previous owner on each front pastedown. Marbled endpapers. Black and white frontis of Chesterfield. The Fourth Earl of Chesterfield (1694-1773) was a British Statesman and man of letters. This work consists of over 400 letters, giving advice on how to conduct himself, sent to his illegitimate son, Philip Stanhope, when he started at Westminster School in 1737 and continued until his death in 1768. When the letters were first published Samuel Johnson described them as teaching "the morals of a whore and the manners of a dancing master". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Arpentage des terres, prés, vignes et bois appartenants à Mre Louis Hector Besançon, Ecuyer, Conseiller du Roy, officier de panneterie de Sa Majesté, demeurant à Dimont ; fait par Pichot arpenteur royal au bailliage de Sens, au mois de janvier 1775.

      S.l. 1775 - in-4 carré, 36 ff. chiffrés (les 6 dern. non renseignés), [31] ff. vierges, portant 26 schémas d'arpentage finement aquarellés et légendés en regard, écriture grosse et parfaitement lisible, chaque feuillet dans un encadrement noir, basane marbrée, dos à nerfs orné, tranches rouges (reliure de l'époque). Très intéressant manuscrit d'arpentage, à l'exécution très soignée : les plans, très précis, sont orientés, et présentent une couleur différente selon la nature de l'occupation des sols (beige pour les terres ensemencées, vert pour les prés, jaune pour les vignes) ; chaque plan est légendé en regard, avec les mentions d'usage et de superficie. Toutes les terres décrites sont sises sur la paroisse de Dimont, actuellement village d'environ 300 habitants dans le département du Nord. Le premier plan détaille la demeure à l'intérieur du village, et le dernier (f. 30) le fief de la Guénardie, sur la route de Dimont à Cériziers. Les feuillets restant devaient sans doute servir à compléter le document, mais ne furent jamais utilisés. Les arpenteurs royaux, établis deux par bailliage (- sénéchaussée) ou par ville (- bourg), étaient des officiers au même titre que les notaires et les avoués ; leur tarif était plus élevé s'ils opéraient en-dehors de leur ressort, ce qui est le cas ici, puisque Pichot appartient au bailliage de Sens. Bel exemplaire.

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        An Exact Chart of the River St Laurence, from Fort Frontenac to the Island of Anticosti shewing the Soundings, Rocks, Shoals &c with Views of the Lands and all necessary Instructons for navigating that River to Quebec

      Sawyer, Robert, London 1775 - Fifth State, Size : 610x955 (mm), 24x37.625 (Inches), Hand Colored, 0 Very Good; laid down on acid free canvas for long term preservation

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        "Kirch-Eurle", mit einer gefangenen Maus.

      . altkol. Kupferstich v. A. L. Wirsing aus Dietzsch, Sammlung meist deutscher Vögel, um 1775, 29 x 18,5 (H). Fine Bird Books, S. 91. - Sehr selten ! Very rare ! Farbfrisch und sehr gut erhalten.

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        Bibliotheca Askveiana... Auction catalogue of Anthony Askew's library, with prices realized

      London: Baker & Leigh, 1775. <p>Royal Paper Copy</p><p>Askew, 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.</p><p>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&#39;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&#39;s Medical Books, Libraries and Collectors (p. 280) states that "rare manuscripts and choice editions in exquisite bindings abounded in [Askew&#39;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&#39;s books were William Hunter, the British Museum, and the kings of England and France. DNB. Waller 18043. </p>

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        Jus Civile Abbreviatum Redactum: Ad Definitiones, Distinctiones.

      1775 - Scarce Spanish Textbook on the Institutes with an Unusual Format Jugla y Font, Antonio. Jus Civile Abbreviatum Redactum: Ad Definitiones, Distinctiones & Quaestiones, Clare & Breviter Definitas, & Singulos Institutionum, Seu Elementorum Justiniani Principis Libros, Ac Titulos, Breviter Atque Perspicue Persequentes, & Enucleantes. Valencia: Typis Francisci Burguete, 1775. [viii], 181 pp. Octavo (6" x 4"). Contemporary vellum, early hand-lettered title to spine. Some edgewear and light staining to boards, hinges just starting at ends, a few partial cracks to text block, minor worming to pastedowns. Early owner bookplate to front pastedown, light toning to text, internally clean. A nice copy of a scarce title. * First edition. This is a textbook on Roman law based on the Institutes of Justinian. Each section is condensed into a few sentences arranged as a series of questions and answers. In many cases, these are followed by references. OCLC locates 1 copy of this edition in North America (at the Library of Congress) and 2 copies worldwide of a 1796 edition (At UC-Berkeley Law Library and the Biblioteca Nacional, Madrid). Another copy dated 1785 located at Harvard Law School. Palau, Manual del Librero Hispanoamericano 125855. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Coast of West Florida and Louisiana. The Peninsula and Gulf of Florida or Channel of Baham with the Bahama Islands.

      London, Sayer & Bennet 1775 - Thomas Jefferys The Coast of West Florida and Louisiana. The Peninsula and Gulf of Florida or Channel of Bahama with the Bahama Islands. Engraving with beautiful original hand color: Plate size 19 3/8" x 49 ¼"; framed size 21 5/8" x 50 ½" London: Sayer & Bennett, 1775 Once owned by Barron von Nordenskiold Included in the American Atlas, this landmark map is a foremost example of Jefferys's best work, and became the standard sailing chart for the Bahamas and Florida in the late eighteenth century. Finely engraved with decorative embellishments including a large compass rose and sailing ships, this chart was unprecedented in terms of detail and accuracy. It stretches from the Bahamas and the southern tip of Florida to New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and the Mississippi, including bays and inlets, rivers, shoals, rocks, currents, soundings, towns, forts, and roads, as well as historical notes.

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        Le philosophe sans prétention, ou L'homme rare. Ouvrage physique, chymique, politique et moral, dédié aux savans, par M. D. L. F.

      Paris Clousier 1775 - LA FOLIE et MIRABEAU 2 textes reliés en 1 volume in-8, 349 pp., 1 vignette de titre, 1 gravure H.T. et 1 gravure à mi-page dessinées par L. S. et gravées par Boissel. Reliure pleine basane époque, dos à nerfs orné, pièces de titre, triple filet doré en encadrement sur les plats.(manque la coiffe supérieure, un mors fragile et fendillé). Édition originale. Louis-Guillaume de La Folie (171739-1780), négociant et chimiste rouennais, inspecteur des manufactures royales, membre de l'académie de Rouen. Son ouvrage s'inscrit pleinement dans le genre de la littérature utopique du XVIIIe siècle. Roman utopique avec le personnage du savant venu de Mercure, véritable roman d'anticipation avec les descriptions de découvertes scientiques et d'appareils futuristes. La Folie fait figure de précurseur dans ce domaine. La gravure représente un étrange appareil aéronef électrique. (voir Ciaronescu, Blavier, expo BNF Littérature utopique au XVIIIe) Relié à la suite : (MIRABEAU, Honoré-Gabriel Riqueti). Errotika Biblion. Rome (Neuchâtel), de l'imprimerie du Vatican, 1783. IV-191 pp. Gay II-150. : "L'objet du livre est de prouver que, malgrè la dissolution de nos moeurs, les anciens étaient beaucoup plus corrompus que nous, et l'auteur le fait méthodiquement et par une comparaison suivie. De là une érudition immense et les tableaux les plus licencieux,." Un des deux tirages de l'édition originale. L'ouvrage aurait été imprimé à Neuchâtel, le manuscrit original ayant été vendu à trois imprimeurs de cette ville qui le publièrent simultanément. Cet ouvrage fut rédigé par Mirabeau durant son emprisonnement au donjon de Vincennes entre 1777 et 1780. À Rome, l'ouvrage fut mis à l'index le 2 juillet 1794. L'Erotika Biblion est divisé en onze chapitres dont les titres sont masqués par des titres en hébreu ou en grec: Anagogie; L'anélytroïde; L'ischa; La toproïde; Le thalaba; L'anandryne; L'akropodie; Kadhésch; Béhémah; L'Anoscopie; La linguanmanie. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LA DEFENSE DE LA RELIGION, DE LA MORALE, DE LA VERTU, DE LA POLITIQUE ET DE LA SOCIETE

      Chez Moutard, Imprimeur-Libraire de la Reine, Paris 1775 - RO40129300: 356 pages. Tranche marbrée. Titre et caissons dorés sur le dos. Petits manques en coiffes de tête et de pied. Bords des plats frottés. Page de garde découpée avec manque dans sa partie supérieure. Dans la Réfutation des Ouvrages qui ont pour titre, l'un: 'Système social, ou Principes naturels de la Morale et de la Politique'. Avec un examen de l'influence du Gouvernement sur les moeurs. L'autre: 'La Politique naturelle, ou Discours sur les vrais principes du Gouvernement'. [Ouvrages de Paul-Henri Thiry, baron d'Holbach] Par le R.P. Ch. L. Richard, Professeur en Théologie, de l'Ordre & du Noviciat général des FF. Prêcheurs. In-8 Relié plein cuir. Etat d'usage. Couv. défraîchie. Mors fendus. Intérieur acceptable Classification Dewey : 840.05-XVIII ème siècle [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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.

      Robert Sayer, London 1775 - 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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        A Chart of North and South America, including the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, with the nearest Coast of Europe, Africa, and Asia.

      London 1775 - This map is in three sheetsThis is the 3rd state of the map. The map contains numereous notes around the area of Hudson Bay and Baffin bay. The tables of charts at the top and left, which show the variations in latitude and longitude between Jeffreys' chart and those of Bellin, D'Anville, Moll and Senex. Another intersting point to note is the depiction of Alaska which on the map is represented as an island named Alaschka. In addition to this various shipping routes and routes of exploration including numerous notations concerning Russian explorations are present on the map. The western portion of North America is left largly without detail., Size : 1380x1120 (mm), 54.25x44.125 (Inches), Original Outline Coloring, 0 Excellent condition with wide margins.

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        The Present State of the Orkney Islands considered: with an Account of their Situation and Conveniences for Trade, the Improvements they are capable of, etc. The Whole to shew by what Means their Usefulness may be increased. THE ORGINAL EDITION

      Holy-Rood House Edinburgh 1775 - Sm. 8vo., First Edition, on laid paper, WANTING TITLE, first leaf browned; attractively bound in twentieth century half calf, marbled boards, back with five flat bands ruled in gilt, second compartment with red leather label lettered in gilt, a very good, bright, crisp copy. This copy comprises 66pp. RARE. Not recorded by Anderson. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Disquisitio de Attractionibus Electivis [Dissertation of Elective Attractions]

      Upsala, Sweden: Johan Edman. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Fine. EXTREMELY RARE FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL WRAPPERS of Bergman&#39;s study of chemical affinities, including a large fold-out table, "the finest achievement in the tradition of affinity tables," and a major predecessor of the periodic table. "Tobern Bergman published his table of chemical affinities and his accompanying 90-page Latin Dissertation of Elective Attractions in 1775, approximately three-quarters of a century before Dmitri Mendeleev and Lothar Meyer published their periodic tables of the chemical elements..." Bergman "put himself to this enormous task [of classifying chemical affinities] and produced... the most elaborate affinity table so far, comprising 50 columns and constructed for two different analytical methods: dry and wet ways.... Bergman&#39;s table represented a giant stride in chemists&#39; capacity for analytic control. It listed 25 separate acids, 15 earths, and 16 metallic calces... Translated into French, German, and English, it won immediate recognition from the European chemical community, which indicates that the affinity table had a secure place in contemporary chemical theorizing" (Kim, Affinity, that Elusive Dream: A Genealogy of the Chemical Revolution. J.A. Schufle, Introduction, Dissertation on Elective Attractions. IN: Nova Acta Regiae Societatis, Vol II, pp. 161-250. [Note: There are two paginations of the same paper, one numbered 159-248, one numbered 161-250; no priority known.] Upsala: Johan. Edman, 1775. Quarto (9x11 in), original blue wrappers; uncut and almost entirely unopened; custom box. The whole volume offered. Complete with nine plates (including the two folding tables for the Bergman paper). While rare in any form, this is a nearly perfect copy in the exceedingly rare original wrappers.

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        L'Art du distillateur liquoriste contenant Le Bruleur d'eaux-de-vie, le Fabriquant de liqueurs, le Débitant, ou le Cafetier-Limonnadier.

      1775 - Livre ancien X, 153p. - 16 planches dépliantes gravées sur cuivre, dessinées par Goussier et gravées par Benard. Édition originale rare du plus complet traité du XVIIIe siècle concernant l'art de la distillation, augmentée en fin de volume d'une longue liste de recettes des liqueurs. Bien complet de la grande planche dépliante représentant l'intérieur de la boutique du limonadier, dans laquelle est décrit et représenté l'agencement des premiers cafés parisiens, avec la description des services à chocolat, punch, moussoir en buis, et autres « petits seaux remplis d'eau et de glace qui entourent la taupette ». [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Design for Pier Glass.

      London 1775 - A fine architectural engraving of ornate mirrors and tables from Robert Adam's seminal work on British architecture. 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 P. Begbie. In excellent condition with the exception of two tears on right margin.

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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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        Design of a Harpsichord executed in London, with different coloured woods, for the Empress of Russia

      London 1775 - A fine engraving of an ornate harpsichord designed for the Empress of Russia. 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. Copper engraving with hand colour. Engraving by P. Begbie. In excellent condition with the exception of being trimmed just on the platemark on the left margin. Mild soiling, mostly marginal.

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        Section of the Chimneyside of the Antichamber in the Principal Story

      London 1775 - An elegant engraving showing the chimney in the anteroom of 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.

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        Design for furnishings

      London 1775 - A fine architectural engraving of ornate mirrors and tables from Robert Adam's seminal work on British architecture. 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 P. Begbie. In excellent condition with the exception of two tears on right margin.

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        Designs for the Chimney Piece and Curtain Cornice at Sutton Park

      London 1775 - An elegant engraving showing the decorations of the chimney piece and curtain cornices at Sutton Park House, in North Yorkshire. 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 B. Pastorini. In excellent condition.

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        Section of one of the sides of the Great Room, or Library at Kenwood

      London 1775 - A fine architectural elevation of the great library at Kenwood House, in Hampstead, London, re-modelled in 1761-1773, and now home to the Iveagh Bequest picture collection. 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 J. Zucchi. In excellent condition with the exception of a small on the bottom margin outside of platemark.

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        South Elevation of the Register Office or Building for Containing the Records of Scotland, Situated in the New Town of Edinburgh, Fronting the Bridge

      London 1775 - An elegant engraving showing the facade of the public records building in Edinburgh. 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 J. Roberts. In excellent condition with the exception of some paper discolouration across the bottom left corner of the sheet.

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        Jamaica from the latest Surveys; Improved and Engraved by Thomas Jefferys Geographer to the King

      Sawyer, Robert, London 1775 - With two inset views: One titled "The Harbour of Bluefields"; the other "The Harbours of Kingston and Port Royal"., Size : 495x650 (mm), 19.5x25.625 (Inches), Original Outline Coloring Very Good, a marginal tear not affecting the plate professionally repaired. Upper and lower portion of the central fold have been reinfoced.

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        The Coast of Caracas, Cumana, Paria and the Mouths of Rio Orinoco with the Islands of Trinidad, Margarita, Tobago, Granada, St. Vincent &ca. (West Indies/Venezuela/South America)

      Robert Sayer, London 1775 - Engraving by Thos. Jefferys. London. Printed for Robt. Sayer, Map & Printseller, No. 53 Fleet Street as the Act directs 20th Feby. 1775. Sheet size: 21 x 28". Inventory#: p1781pmat.

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        The works of Richard Savage, Esq., son of the Earl Rivers

      London: T. Evans, 1775. Two volumes, octavo, engraved title vignettes; finely bound green morocco by Cecil & Larkins, faded at spine and extremities. First edition, and the first collected works by this prominent eighteenth-century poet and trouble-maker. This edition reproduces Dr. Johnson&#39;s famous biography upon which Savage&#39;s reputation rests, first published in 1744.

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        The first rebel-held Massachusetts printing of Thomas Gage's official report on the Battle of Bunker Hill, including a full list of the killed and wounded

      The October 5 - 12, 1775 edition of The New-England Chronicle or the Essex Gazette, (Cambridge: Samuel and Ebenezer Hall), 4 pages, 10" x 15.5". The issue features Gage's official report to Lord Dartmouth, Secretary of State for the Colonies, on the Battle of Bunker Hill. Subscriber's name in ink at top of first page, expected folds, partial separations along vertical spine crease, some irregular margins, light soiling and toning. Subtitled as a "Copy of a letter from the Honourable Lieutenant Governor Gage to the Earl of Dartmouth, dated Boston, June 25, 1775." Gage's report reads, in part: "...An alarm was given at break of day on the 17th instant, by a firing from the Lively, ship of war; and advice was soon afterwards received, that the rebels had broke ground, and were raising a battery on the heights of the peninsula of Charlestown, against the Town of Boston. They were plainly seen at work, and in a few hours a battery of six guns played upon their works. Preparations

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