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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

      London: C. and S. Thompson, 1775. First edition. Engraved title-page, engraved table of songs, 57 pp. engraved music. [4], 58 pp. Oblong 4to. Side-stitched and bound in contemporary marbled boards, modern rebacking in sheep, red morocco spine label. Modest wear to covers, a few light stains. First edition. Engraved title-page, engraved table of songs, 57 pp. engraved music. [4], 58 pp. Oblong 4to. Rare first edition of the score of Sheridan's The Duenna. Following the success of The Rivals, Sheridan engaged the help of his father-in-law, Thomas Linley, Sr, to score the libretto to his next major project, a three-act burlesque opera set in Seville and based loosely on the Spanish honor drama. The score is a mix of original compositions and melodies gathered from Italian opera and Scottish folk ballads (these melodies were harmonized by Linley's son, Thomas Linley, Jr). The Duenna premiered at Covent Garden on 21 November 1775 and was an immediate success, running for 75 shows in its first season. It was frequently revived through the 19th century, becoming one of the most successful English operas of its time. Byron praised it as "the best opera ever written." The score is printed here in reduced form for voice and accompaniment; no full printed score of the opera exists. Slip-song printings of the text of individual songs were issued in 1775, along with a gathering of the libretto text under the title Songs, Duets, & Trios. The libretto and dialogue were pirated in a Dublin edition in 1777 under the title The Governess and again in 1785 as The Duenna; the first authorized edition was finally published in 1794. In 1940 Prokofiev rescored the libretto as Betrothal in a Monastery.Rare: ABPC records no copies at auction, and ESTC locates 8 copies (4 at the Bodleian). Barclay Squire I, p. 407; BUC I, p. 294; Eitner VI, p. 183; ESTC N67916; RISM V, p. 338; not in Williams

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        The Rivals, a Comedy

      London: John Wilkie, 1775. First edition, second issue. x, [vi], 100 pp., with half-title. 8vo. 20th-century brown morocco, a.e.g., by Riviere. Inner margins of half-title, title-page, a1 and a2 restored. First edition, second issue. x, [vi], 100 pp., with half-title. 8vo. First edition, second issue, with page 79 correctly numbered and no catchword on p. 100. Attractive large copy of Sheridan's first published play, one of the great English comedies, featuring the deliciously ludicrous Mrs. Malaprop: "If I reprehend any thing in this world, it is the use of my oracular tongue, and a nice derangement of epitaphs!" Ashley V, p.152; Williams, p. 212. Provenance: George Clinton Fairchild Williams, 1857-1933, American book collector (bookplate); Clara & Irwin Strasburger (bookplate, Clara's sale, Sotheby's New York, 25 June 1982, lot 464); Louis & Anne Marie Davidson (bookplate)

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        Lettres à une Princesse d'Allemagne sur divers sujets de physique et de philosophie.

      Barthelemi Chirol, 1775 - 3 vol. in-8 (192 x 124 mm) de VIII, 309 pp.ch. et 4 pl. pour le tome I; VIII, 315 pp.ch. et 4 pl. pour le tome II; X, 351 pp.ch. et 11 pl. pour le tome III; demi-basane, dos lisses ornés (reliure de l'époque). Cf. PMM, 196. Le retentissement de ce texte publié à Saint-Pétersbourg fut tel qu'en 1775, trois éditions furent publiées simultanément à Genève, à Berne et à Paris. En dehors des mathématiques proprement dites, Euler aborde ici tous les sujets comme l'astronomie, la mécanique, l'optique, la musique, la philosophie et la logique. Bon exemplaire, quelques rousseurs, déchirure dans la marge d'un feuillet du tome I. Ex-libris manuscrit, daté 1782, et cachet de la Bibliotheca Academiae Lausannensis. 10. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland

      London: W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1775. First edition, first issue, with 12-line errata and with "afford" on p. 199, l. 13. [ii], 384, [2, errata on recto] pp. Errata leaf, D8 and U4 are cancels (U4 in corrected state numbered 296). 8vo. Contemporary sprinkled calf, red morocco spine label, board edges gilt. Some wear to joints and extremities, a few mostly marginal stains. First edition, first issue, with 12-line errata and with "afford" on p. 199, l. 13. [ii], 384, [2, errata on recto] pp. Errata leaf, D8 and U4 are cancels (U4 in corrected state numbered 296). 8vo. The scarce first printing. "I had desired to visit the Hebrides ... and was ... induced to undertake the journey, by finding in Mr. Boswell a companion ... " Though Johnson's name does not appear on the title-page, the opening sentence left no doubt in the minds of his earliest readers who the author was. Courtney & Smith p. 122; Chapman & Hazen p. 151; Fleeman 75.1J/1a; Rothschild 1257. Provenance: Sir George Howard, 6th Earl of Carlisle (armorial bookplate); the Howards of Effingham (bookplate); unidentified armorial bookplate; sold Bernard Quaritch (pencil note dated May 1964); Louis & Anne Marie Davidson (bookplate)

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

      Robert Sayer, London 1775 - Engraved with outline color, on two joined sheets. Formerly folded into atlas. Some skilful marginal restoration. The first large-scale map of the Mississippi River, and the first based in whole or in part on English surveys. In the 1763 Treaty of Paris, which ended the French and Indian War, the east bank of the Mississippi was transferred from French to British sovereignty. And in 1765, Lieutenant Ross was sent on an expedition up the river as far as Illinois. Upon his return, he created a manuscript map focused on the great river that added his expedition's observations to the most recent French cartographical information, particularly that contained in D'Anville's map. The Ross map provided the first detailed, large-scale look at the river for its entire length, with the scattered French settlements and Native American tribal regions along its banks. Interestingly, the east bank features far more detail than the opposing side, as Ross and other British surveyors were technically only permitted to explore the British side of the river, which henceforth represented the western boundary of the English colonies. The Chart begins at the top in Illinois where the French had established Fort de Chartres in 1720 on the east bank of the river, south of St. Louis and the confluence of the Illinois River. The map was first published by Robert Sayer on June 1, 1772. This second issue of 1775 shows many alterations in the neighborhood of New Orleans, including the addition of Forts St. Leon and St. Mary. Stevens & Tree, "Comparative Cartography" 31b, in Tooley, The Mapping of America ; Phillips, A List of Maps of America, , p. 439.

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        Letters and Journals: Written by the Deceased Mr Robert Baillie, Principal of the University of Glasgow Carefully Transcribed by Robert Aiken

      Edinburgh: Printed for W. Gray, Edinburgh; and J. Buckland and G. Keith, London 1775 - Please note that at 1.4Kg. this book will require additional postage outside of the UK. | 8¼" x 5¼". [VIII] 456/462pp. | Complete in II volumes. Containing an impartial account of public transactions, civil, ecclesiastical, and military, both in England and Scotland, from 1637 to 1662; a period, perhaps, the most remarkable that is to be met with in the British history. With an account of the author's life, prefixed; and a glossary, annexed. Baillie, Robert (1602–1662), was a Church of Scotland minister and author, son of James Baillie, merchant burgess of Glasgow, and Helen Gibson, and born in Saltmarket Street, Glasgow, on 30 April 1602. He attended Glasgow grammar school and between 1617 and 1620 the University of Glasgow, graduating MA. For more photos or information, use the «Ask Bookseller» button and I'll be pleased to help. The book is in stock and ships from the rustic nirvana of Peasedown St. John, near Bath, England from a long-established bookseller - guaranteed by my reputation and the UK Distance Selling Act. Remember! BUYING THIS BOOK means my Jack Russells get their supper! Condition :: Poor. Raised bands and spine ends worn. Marbled boards now faded and rubbed heavily. Dunnichen Library plates to both pastedowns. Previous owners' gift inscription to the first blank and title page. Pages lightly age-tanned. Slightly fragile with age now, with scattered spotting and some toning to the leaves. Hardback [¼ Leather] (No Dust Wrapper.) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph Letter Signed ("James Smith"), declining an invitation to attend a performance of Shakespeare

      29 April [n.y.], 10 Austin Friars [London] - 1 page. 8vo. A pair of letters from brother-humorists James Smith (1775-1839) and Horatio Smith (1779-1849), authors of the celebrated parody anthology "Rejected Addresses" (1812) which included imitations of Byron, Wordsworth, Southey, Coleridge, Scott, et al, "undoubtedly the best known collection of parodies published in the period" (Romantic Parodies, 1797-1831, #12). The letter of James Smith reads: "My dear Madam, I feel much mortified that an engagement on the 8th of May will deprive me of the pleasure which Shakespear and you never fail to excite. Pray present my compliments to Mr. Bartley."The letter of Horatio Smith reads: "The prize to Miss Ellen Gee in the last Mag having been copied into the papers here, has become so popular that I have been tempted to follow up the idea with something a little more enigmatical, which, if you do not think it infra dig; may be inserted in the next number" Toned, mounted. WITH: Autograph Letter Signed ("Horatio Smith"), 1 p, 8vo, Brighton, 14 October 1828, toned, tipped to verso of same mount

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        Journal du voyage de Michel de Montaigne en Italie, par la Suisse et l'Allemagne en 1580 et 1581

      A Rome, & se trouve à Paris , Chez Le Jay, m. dcc. lxxiv., 1775. - in-4to, 4 ff. + frontispice-portrait de Montaigne (A. de Saint Aubin Sculp) + 1 feuille (p. 19/20 en double ) + 416 p. reliure plein veau, dos à cinq nerfs richement orné or. Très bel exemplaire Rare édition in-4to.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Perret, n° 3070 / Quérard, VI, p. 224 / Tchémerzine, VIII, p. 443 & 445 Anm. / Brunet, III, 1841; vgl. Pescarzoli I, 387f. u. Griep-Luber 942. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L’Académie des Dames.

      - A Venise chez Pierre Arretin, s.d. [Liège?, ca 1775]. In-8 (189 x 122 mm), plein veau marbré de l'époque, dos lisse orné de compartiments garnis de palettes ondulées, petits fers et 2 fers spéciaux centraux lyre et rosace alternés, pièce de titre de maroquin vert, plats encadrés d’une roulette de palmes dorée, gardes de papier velouté rose, (2), 420 p., frontispice et 35 planches à l'eau-forte. Très rare édition, illustrée d’un frontispice et de 35 planches très libres et très vives attribuées à Romeyn de Hooghe. Selon la BnF, le texte est celui de la traduction du latin, par Jean Nicolas, de l'ouvrage de Nicolas Chorier, avocat et historien du Dauphiné: "Satyra sotadica de arcanis amoris et Veneris". Le livre aurait été imprimé à Liège, d’après le matériel typographique, sous la fausse adresse de Venise. La cinquième planche porte la date de 1775. Présentée sous forme de dialogues très crus entre une femme mûre expérimentée et sa jeune cousine dont elle se charge de l’initiation sexuelle, cette "Philosophie dans le boudoir du grand siècle" est considérée par ses thèmes et par son écriture réaliste et soignée comme le premier roman pornographique moderne. (Dutel, A-15. Apollinaire, ‘Enfer de la BN’, 277. Bibliothèque Nordmann, n°90. Eros Invaincu, n°16. Pia, ‘Enfer’, 346. Private Case, 30.d.29). Seulement deux exemplaires de cette édition sont recensés par WorldCat dans le monde : BnF et British Library. Quelques feuillets brunis, quelques fines annotations en marge. Petite réparation de papier à un coin du frontispice ainsi qu’en marge des planches 30 et 31 sans atteinte à l'illustration. Très bon exemplaire, bien relié à l’époque. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Large engraving showing the coats-of-arms of the burgomasters of, 176, , with the motto 'CONSERVAT UTRAMQUE'.

      Amsterdam, Johannes Slutyter, ca. 1775. Two loose sheets, uncut and unpasted. Uncoloured. Edges frayed: slight loss at the corner of the lower sheet. Stains in the (broad) margins. Smaller stain in the bottom of the top half. discoloured on the whole right side of the top half. Both sheets 62 x 84 cm. Rare engraving that depicts the coats-of-arms of the 160 burgomasters of the city of Amsterdam from 1578 to 1773. It is lavishly framed with allegories of the city of Amsterdam, and a city view from the water. HP5

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        Die Naturgeschichte Helvetiens in der alten Welt. Drei Stücke zusammen gebunden. Band 1: 1) Die Naturgeschichte Helvetiens in der alten Welt von G. S. Gruner. (Beyträge zu der Naturgeschichtedes Schweizerlandes. Erstes u. Zweytes Stück).2) Reise des Herrn de Luc nach den Savoyischen Eisgebirgen von Sixt im Faucigny, Uebersetzt von J. S. Wyttenbach + Vorbericht zum zweyten Stücke3) Versuch eines Verzeichnisses der Mineralien des Schweizerlandes.

      Bern Typographische Gesellschaft, 1775, - gr. in-8vo, VIII (inkl. Titelblatt mit gest. Vignette) + 2 Bl. (Vorbericht v. Wyttenbach - Inhalt des ersten Bandes) + 2 Bl. (Haupt-Titel + Titelblatt: ?Erstes Stück?, beide Bl. nach d. 1. Abt. gebunden) + 101 S. (+ 1 S. weiss) + 1 Bl. weiss + XVI (Inkl. Titelbl. ?Zweytes Stück? - Vorbericht v. Jacob Samuel Wyttenbuch, datiert: Lausanne 1774) + 78 S. (Übersetzung der Reise des Herrn de Luc, nach den Savoyischen Eisgebirgen von Sixt im Faucigny) + 1 Bl. ?Zugabe? + 4 Falttafeln (Tab. I à IV) + 1 Bl. (Titelblatt Mineralien) + XVIII (Vorrede v. ?Von Haller?) + 183 S. (+ 1 S. Druckerlaubnis v. A L von Wattenwyl), Stempel auf Titelblatt (+ ausgeschieden), rez. Pappband. Gesprenkelter Schnitt. 1): 2. Erweiterte Ausgabe. Das 1. Stück wurde bereits 1773 herausgegeben. Diese komplette Ausgabe in 3 Stücken wird im Handel sehr selten angeboten. Nach Haller ?Die ganze Schrift verdient alle Aufmerksamkeit. Sie ist voll sehr merkwürdiger Nachrichten von den Versteinerungen und Mineralien, so in Helvetien gefunden werden? Gruner vertritt in seiner Schrift (1. Abt.) die Ansicht, ?dass ganz Helvetien in den ältesten Zeiten ein abgesonderter grosser gesalzener See gewesen sey, welchem die Sündfluth, oder vielleicht ein älterer und unbekannt gebliebener Zufall, sechs Ausflüsse verschafft habe, so, dass das Wasser bis auf die übriggebliebenen Seen habe ablaufen können. Diese Behauptung stützt er mit verschiedenen einnehmenden Gründen. Nur stehen ihm noch wichtigere Gründe entgegen (Haller). II): Erste Ausgabe. Im 2. Stück (von Deluc): Perret erwähnt eine Übersetzung aus Leipzig von 1777, (174 S.)). ?Reisen nach den Eisgebürgen von Faucigny in Savoyen aus dem Französischen übersetzt ( aber nicht den Titel ?Des Herrn de Luc Nachricht von verschiedenen Reisen auf die Berge von Sixt im Faucigny? aus dem ?Zweytes Stück? von der ?Naturgeschichte?, und warum diese Reisebeschreibung hier publiziert wurde. Dazu die Erklärung aus dem Vorwort von Joh. Samuel Wyttenbach: ?Man wird sich aber verwundern, warum wir Nachrichten von Savoyischen Eisgebirgen in unsre Beyträge setzen, die nur die Naturhistorie des Schweizerlandes behandeln sollen. Allein es ist aus folgenden Gründen geschehen: Die ganze Beschreibung dieser Reise enthaltet Nachrichten, welche alle die Geschichte unsrer Gebirge erklären, und also zu der Naturhistorie der Schweiz gehören.? Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Haller I. 1055 (S. 316) Perret, cf. 1271, übers. bei Weidmanns Erben, 1777. (die Übersetzung von Deluc in der ?Erstausgabe? von 1775 war ihm wohl unbekannt); Ward & Carozzi: Geology Emerging n° 964 (Mineralgeschichte d. Schweiz 1774, jedoch nicht dieses Verzeichnisses der Mineralien v. 1775); Nicht in der Bibliographia Halleriana (Vorwort zu: Versuch eines Verzeichnisses d. Mineralien). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Kalendario manual y Guía de forasteros en Madrid, para el año 1775

      Imprenta Real, Madrid 1775 - Tamaño 7,5 x 11 cm. 56 h sin foliar, seguido de "Estado Militar de España. Año de 1775", 54 h sin foliar, impreso por Antonio Sanz por privilegio real. En su portada se expresa que contiene los nacimientos de los reyes, reinas, los setenta miembros que componen el sacro colegio cardenalicio, los príncipes de Europa, los ministros que componen los tribunales de Su Magestad en sus reinos, con indicación de sus residencias particulares en Madrid. Encuadernación rústica original, con cubiertas estampadas con motivos florales. Pequeña pérdida de material en el ángulo superior derecho de la cubierta delantera. Por lo demás, muy buen estado de conservación. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        DESCRIPTION ET USAGE D'UN CABINET DE PHYSIQUE EXPERIMENTALE

      Paris, P. Fr Gueffier, 1775.. FIRST EDITION, 1775, 2 volumes, complete set, French text. 8vo, approximately 200 x 120 mm, 7¾ x 4¾ inches, 51 folding engraved plates, 23 in Volume I, 28 in Volume II, pages: [2], iv, [2], ix-xxiv, 342; [4], 456 [i.e. 454], page number 447 repeated, page numbers 448-450 omitted, collated and guaranteed complete, both volumes with half-titles, bound in full contemporary mottled calf, raised bands and gilt decoration to spines, gilt lettered morocco labels, all edges red, marbled endpapers. Spines worn at head and tail, 3 mm (3/16") missing at head of Volume I, small crack and tiny chip at head of lower hinge on Volume I, 4 pinholes in upper hinge on Volume I, couple of small splits and a pinhole to upper hinge on Volume II, a little pitting to leather on covers, lower corner to upper cover showing board, the other corners slightly worn, front inner paper hinges cracked, binding still tight and firm, half-titles and title pages browned at edges, early ink library stamp on title pages, a few pages lightly age-browned, occasional small brown spots, small pale damp stain to a few margins, 1 plate slightly misfolded, protruding slightly from text block and slightly worn at fore-edge. A good copy of the first edition. The French scientist Sigaud de la Fond (1730-1810) started his working life as a physician practising obstetrics. While studying for his medical degree he had attended the famous course of public lectures given by Abbe Nollet, who aroused in him such a lively interest in experimental science that he eventually gave up medicine and became first a tutor in philosophy and mathematics and then a demonstrator in experimental science at the College Louis-le-Grand. In 1760 he succeeded the Abbe Nollet in his chair at Louis-le-Grand teaching experimental science, anatomy and physiology. In 1770 Sigaud became a professor of surgery at the school of Saint-Come. In 1772 he returned to Bourges, where, after four years, he obtained a chair in physics at the local college. See Dictionary of Scientific Biography. The work is a description of the physical apparatus and processes used in experimental science in the second half of the 18th century. The interesting plates illustrate a large number of optical, electrical, meteorological and chemical apparatus and scientific instruments. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        L'AVENTURIER BUSCON, OU HISTOIRE DU GRAND TAQUIN [LE FIN-MATOIS], suivie des Lettres du Chevalier de l'Epargne, etc. Nouvelle traduction de l'Espagnol, de Don François de Quévédo-Villégas, etc. Avec des Notes, et publiées par l'auteur des Idées Singulières, de la Famille Vertueuse, du Pied de Fanchette, de la Fille Naturelle, etc.

      A Madrid, et se trouve à Paris, chez Costard, 1775 - A Madrid, et se trouve à Paris, chez Costard, 1776 [ ] 3 parties en 1 volume petit in-8 (17 x 10 cm) de (2)-VIII-207-(1), (1)-214-(2) et (1)-176 pages. Reliure pleine basane fauve de l'époque, dos à nerfs orné, tranches rouges, doublures de papier marbré et gardes volantes de papier blanc. Deux petites piqûres de vers sans gravité le long du mors supérieur, légère épidermure superficielle au second plat, reliure néanmoins très fraîche et très décorative, intérieur très frais. ÉDITION ORIGINALE. Bien que portant la date de 1776, cet ouvrage a paru au mois de juin 1775. Elle fut tirée à 1.000 exemplaires dont 500 furent cédés au libraire Costard qui changea les pages de titre en "L'Aventier Buscon ou Histoire du Grand-Taquin." Cette traduction du roman picaresque de Quevedo a été faite par d'Hermilly alors censeur Royal et dont Rétif de La Bretonne sollicitait l'appui pour faire approuver son Paysan perverti. Rétif acheta cette traduction 25 louis. Rétif trouva la traduction si mauvaise, "si dépourvue du sel convenable et rendue si niaisement", qu'il la retoucha largement sur l'original espagnol selon ses propres dires. Les connaissances dans la langue espagnoles de Rétif semblent pourtant avoir été bien minces . Les notes sont cependant intéressantes et apportent quelques éclaircissement sur les mœurs et coutumes des espagnols. Rétif a enrichi ce texte d'une troisième partie entièrement de son invention soit disant découverte en manuscrit. On trouve à la suite de la troisième partie les Lettres du Chevalier de L'Epargne où se trouvent plusieurs conseils pour garder sa bourse et ne donner que des paroles (titre particulier d'origine et compris dans la pagination, La Haie, 1776), ainsi qu'un abrégé de la vie de Quévédo, ainsi qu'une Lettre sur les qualités d'un mariage, à Madame la Comtesse-Duchesse d'Olivarès, avec une Note sur l'Inquisition d'Espagne.Notre exemplaire est bien complet des pages 201 à 208 de la Première partie qui contiennent une Notice sur quelques hommes célèbres (imprimée en caractères très-petits). Les 4 feuillets annoncés par Lacroix, qui devraient se trouver à la fin du volume et qui annoncent la liste des ouvrages de l'auteur ainsi que des analyses de ces ouvrages, ne s'y trouvent pas. Référence : Rives Childs, 224-225, XIII. Un exemplaire en maroquin de la fin du XIXe siècle par Chambolle-Duru avec les titres de relais à l'adresse de Costard a été vendu récemment 850 euros en vente publique. Un exemplaire en cartonnage plein papier moderne, exemplaire lavé, avec les titres d'origine, coté 830 euros en librairie.BEL EXEMPLAIRE DE CETTE ÉDITION DEVENUE RARE EN BELLE CONDITION D’ÉPOQUE. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La nouvelle maison rustique, ou economie rurale, pratique et générale de tous biens de campagne

      Chez Le veuve Guillaume 1775 - - Chez Le veuve Guillaume, A Paris 1775, In-4 (20x26cm), (4) iv (4) 916pp. et (8) 918pp. (2), 2 volumes reliés. - Mention de dixième édition, après l'originale parue en 1700. Elle est illustrée de 38 planches numérotées dont deux dépliantes, 17 pour le premier volume et 21 pour le second et de 35 figures sur bois in-texte. Reliure en pleine basane blonde marbrée d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné de filets. Pièces de titre en maroquin rouge et de tomaison en maroquin noir (manque la pièce de tomaison du tome I, les dorures restant apparentes). Ensemble frotté. Certaines planches sont coupées plus courtes. Ensemble frais. Manque en tête du tome I. Accroc au mors inférieur en queue du tome I. 4 coins émoussés. Estafilades sur les plats. Grand succès éditorial du XVIIIe siècle, la Maison rustique est une encyclopédie de la vie rurale et agricole ; elle traite de toutes les matières d'une manière pratique et usuelle : on y trouvera donc un chapitre sur les abeilles, mais aussi sur la construction, les jardins et comment en concevoir, la basse-cour, les chevaux, les moissons, toutes les espèces d'arbres et arbustes, des oiseaux, de la cuisine, de la vigne, de la pêche, de la chasse. Son succès est d'avoir su concentrer un maximum de savoirs pratiques (sans facilités ou vulgarisations) d'une manière presque ludique pour le lecteur, les chapitres sur le jardin sont à cet égard exemplaires. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] It is illustrated with 38 numbered boards, including two fold-outs, 15 for the first volume and 23 for the second, and 35 in-text wooden figures. Binding in full blonde blonde contemporary. Back with ornate nerves. Head and tail piece in blond morocco. Rubbed together. The planks are cut shorter. Fresh package. The guard papers are not the same on 2 volumes, they have been changed. A restoration at the tail of volume II. Part of volume II with lack (friction) on the term Rustic. Pretty good copy, which one meets most often badly connected. An eighteenth-century editorial success, the Rustic House is an encyclopedia of rural and agricultural life; it deals with all matters in a practical and usual manner: a chapter on bees, but also on construction and gardens and how to conceive it, the farmyard, horses, harvests, all trees, shrubs, birds, cooking, vineyards, fishing, hunting . Its success is to have concentrated as much practical knowledge (without facilities or vulgarizations) of a almost playful for the reader, the chapters on the garden are exemplary in this regard. (4) iv (4) 916pp. et (8) 918pp. (2) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Journal of the Resolution's Voyage, in 1772, 1773, 1774, and 1775. On discovery to the southern hemisphere also a journal of the Adventure's voyage, in the years 1772, 1773, 1774. With an Account of the separation of the two ships, and the most remarkable incidents that befel each.

      London: F. Newbery, 1775 - Octavo (210 x 123 mm). Contemporary tree calf, gilt ruled spine, red morocco label, yellow edges. Housed in a custom-made brown quarter calf solander box, marbled sides. Short split at head of spine, very light abrasions to spine. An excellent copy. Folding track-chart frontispiece and 5 engraved plates. First edition, a lovely copy with a striking provenance: from the library of the great African explorer James Bruce of Kinnaird (1730-1794), with his armorial bookplate, additional label ("From Kinnaird 1897") and his signature at the head of title page ("Kinnaird"). "Anxious to emulate the form of James Cook's Voyage to the Pacific Ocean (one of the best-selling travel books of the century), Bruce published his 3000-page Travels to Discover the Source of the Nile in five quarto volumes in 1790. In conformity with eighteenth-century conventions of travel writing, it is an 'immethodical miscellany', ranging from striking adventure stories, reported dialogues, and Shandean asides boasting of his success with African women, through a pedantic history of ancient Ethiopia (which occupies most of the first two volumes), to vivid sketches of contemporary Abyssinian life, politics, and natural history. It was immensely successful, most of the original edition being sold to retail booksellers within thirty-two hours, and was rapidly translated into French and German [and] remains one of the great travel accounts of the eighteenth century" (ODNB). Having traced the source of the Blue Nile and travelled extensively in Abyssinia Bruce returned to London in 1774: "For a time he was, according to Fanny Burney, 'the Lyon of the Times' (Early Journals and Letters, 44), stealing the show from Captain Cook and Joseph Banks, the recently returned Pacific explorers. Horace Walpole wrote: 'There is just returned a Mr Bruce who has lived for three years in the court of Abyssinia, and breakfasted every morning with the maids of honour on live oxen. Otaheite and Mr Banks are quite forgotten'" (ibid.). "The first printed account of man's entry into the region south of the Antarctic circle" (Spence), the plates including the first published images of the region. This rare account of Cook's second voyage was "published 'anonymously and surreptitiously' eighteen months before Cook's official narrative. It records many incidents omitted by Cook, and gives the reasons which caused Sir Joseph Banks and his twelve assistants to withdraw from the expedition" (Hill). Marra, a native of Cork, was one of the gunner's mates on the Resolution, and was picked up by Cook at Batavia where he had deserted from the Schoonzigt, a Dutch East India Company vessel. He was later to attempt to desert from Resolution when she was at Tahiti, and was clapped in irons for his pains, despite the fact that Cook was remarkably relaxed about the incident, commenting that: "I know not if he might not have obtained my consent, if he had applied for it in the proper time". Marra's correspondence with Banks shows that he "was incapable of writing a consecutive account of anything" (Holmes), his contribution to the publication being extracts from his private journal which were then edited and elaborated by David Henry, printer, miscellaneous writer, and at the time sole publisher of the Gentleman's Magazine. Cook himself identified Marra as the author of this work in a letter to the Admiralty dated 18 September 1775. A superb copy, with a provenance that links two of the greatest names in the history of exploration – James Bruce and Captain Cook. "If Captain Cook was the first truly modern 'scientific' maritime explorer then James Bruce has some claim to be the first scientific continental explorer" (Jennifer Speake ed., Literature of Travel and Exploration, 2003, p. 130). Hill 1087; Holmes 16; Howgego I, C174; Sabin 16247; Spence 758. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Lectures on the Materia Medica, Now Publifhed by Permiffion of the Author

      Philadelphia: America: Printed for Subscribers, by Robert Bell, next Door to St. Paul's Church, Third Street, 1775. 1st Edition. Leather. Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 520 p. First U.S. Edition of this work previously published in Great Britain. William Cullen (1710-1790) was one of the most important figures in the medical world of the late 18th-century, being a professor at the Edinburgh Medical School which was a leading center of medical education at the time; his students included Joseph Black, Benjamin Rush, John Morgan (founder of the Medical School at the College of Philadelphia, the first medical school in America), William Withering, Sir Gilbert Blane, and John Coakley Lettsom. ***DESCRIPTION: Contemporary binding of dark brown leather (now professionally restored, see condition statement below), plain endpapers, Index at the rear; octavo size (approximately 9.5" tall), pagination: (i)-viii, (1)-512. ***CONDITION: We have had professional restoration work done on the binding, the restorer laid the original leather over new boards and the binding is now strong and secure; one can still see the contemporary marks written on the old leather, including some partial names. He was also able to lay down the original endpapers so those are present with their multitude of vintage prior owner names and markings, including one on the rear pastedown which reads "Command you may / But I can say / Liberty is given to me". We are grading the book as good only as the text pages are heavily worn and soiled, including an old dampstain; the title page is present but soiled and stained, with a large chip missing on the lower left corner (no loss to text, there is a wide margin at the bottom of the page); the remainder of the text pages share the soiling and staining with the occasional small tear in the margins, but the book has been collated and all pages are present, with the text easily legible. ***POSTAGE: International customers please note that additional postage may apply, please inquire for details. ***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help.

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        A Dictionary of the English Language in which the Words are deduced from their Originals, and Illustrated in their Different Significations by Examples from the best Writers. To which are prefixed, A History of the Language, and An English Grammar. In Two Volumes. The Fourth Edition, Revised by the Author.

      Printed for Thomas Ewing, in Capel-Street., Dublin 1775 - Fourth edition, Dublin 1775. Revised by the author. First Quarto edition. Two volumes, complete. Recently rebound in three quarter morocco. Five raised bands to spine with contrasting panels for titles and volume numbers. Marbled endpapers (originals retained to volume one and front of volume two with sympathetic replacement to rear endpapers of volume two. Attractive brown mottled edges to text blocks. Volume one contains a list of subscribers. front fly leaf of each volume printed with the Reilly coat of arms (Fortitudine et Prudentia) together with the name 'Mr. Rich'd. D. Reily, Cork.' What makes Johnson's dictionary such a great book is not so much the extensive examples of usage 'from the best writers' but the humour and prejudice of the author himself. Possibly one of the best known amongst these is: "Excise: a hateful tax levied upon commodities and adjudged not by the common judges of property but wretches hired by those to whom excise is paid." Externally fine. Overall the two volumes are in very good condition internally with hardly any trace of spotting. Some minor worm damage to both volumes - mainly affecting the lower margins with some lesser damage to upper margins. The worm damage has had minimal impact on the printed text which is entirely legible. Small loss to lower corner of *Y2 in volume one and similar in volume two *5N and +M2. Some light damp staining to lower corners of volume two, affecting approximately the final fifth of the text block - again, with no impact on the legibility of the text as it is mostly in the margin. Both volumes free of annotations etc. There is a small misalignment of the print at the foot of column two on Xx volume one ("To Cast") though the text is sensible. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Carte réduite de l'Océan Oriental.

      Artist: Dezauche JA; issued in: Paris; date: ca 1775 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: colored; - condition: Very good; - size (in cm): 49 x 67; - description: chart of the Indian Ocean after Après de Mannevillette; -vita of the artist: J. A. Dezauche was the successor to Guillaume De L'Isle and Philipe Buache. Guillaume De L isle (1626- 1757) Paris, was a French cartographer known for his popular and accurate maps of Europe and the newly explored Americas and Africa. De L isle was admitted into the French Académie Royale des Sciences, an institution financed by the French state. After that date, he signed his maps with the title of ?Géographe de l?Académie? Five years later, he moved to the Quai de l?Horloge in Paris, a true publishing hub where his business prospered. De L isle?s ascension through the ranks culminated in 1718 when he received the title of Premier Géographe du Roi. His new office consisted in teaching geography to the Dauphin, King Louis XIV?s son, a task for which he received a salary. De L sle?s reputation as a man of science probably helped .This supports the claim of the historian Mary Sponberg Pedley, who says ?once authority was established, a geographer?s name might retain enough value to support two or three generations of mapmakers? In De L isle?s case, it could be said that his accomplishments surpassed his father?s. Up to that point, he had drawn maps not only of European countries, such as Italy, Spain, Germany, Great Britain, Poland, and regions such as the Duchy of Burgundy, but he had also contributed to the empire?s claims to recently explored continents of Africa and the Americas.Like many cartographers of these days, De L isle did not travel with the explorers and elaborated the maps mostly in his office. The quality of his maps depended on a solid network that would provide him first-hand information. Given the family?s reputation and his own, De L isle had access to fairly recent accounts of travellers who were coming back from the New World, which gave him an advantage over his competitors. Being a member of the Académie, he was also aware of recent discoveries, especially in astronomy and measurement. When he could not confirm the accuracy of his source, he would indicate it clearly on his maps. For instance, his Carte de la Louisiane shows a river that the baron of Lahontan claimed he discovered, but no one else could validate it, so Delisle warned the viewer that its actual existence was in doubt. De L isle 's search for exactitude and intellectual honesty entangled him in a legal dispute in 1700 with Jean-Baptiste Nolin, a fellow cartographer. Noticing Nolin had used details that were considered original from his Map of the World, De L isle dragged Nolin in court to prove his plagiarism. In the end, Delisle managed to convince the jury of scientists that Nolin only knew the old methods of cartography and therefore that he had stolen the information from his manuscript. Nolin's maps were confiscated and he was forced to pay the court costs.The scientificity of the work produced by the De L isle family contrasted with the workshop of Sanson. While Sanson knowingly published outdated facts and mistakes, De L isle strived to present up-to-date knowledge. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        BAYERN. - Monumenta Boica. Band XII. - Oberaltaich - Osterhofen.

      Mchn., Typis Academicis 1775 - 22,5 x 16,5 cm. 5 Bl., 514 S., 2 gefalt. Stammtafeln. Mit gestoch. Titelvignette und 12 gefalt. Kupfertafeln von J.A. Zimmermann. HLdr. d. Zt. mit 2 Rsch. und Rvergoldung. Graesse IV, 595; Lentner 3885: "Wichtiges Monumentalwerk". - Enthält "Monumenta Oberaltacensia" (Oberaltaich) mit Ansicht und "Monumenta Osterhoviana" (Osterhofen) mit Ansicht. Die anderen Kupfer mit Altertümern, Siegel und Wappen. - Einband minimal beschabt. Die Tafeln lose, innen nur minimal gebräunt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Conocimiento de las catorce aves menores de jaula. Su canto, cría y naturaleza. Tiempo y modo de cogerlos, de hacer las pajareras, y el de alimentarlos en ellas. Enfermedades que padecen, y remedios para su curación.

      Madrid, Imprenta de Josef Doblado, 1775 - -10 x 14,5 cm.- , 7 hs. + 104 págs. Ilustrado con 14 bellos grabados xilográficos, uno por cada ave. Enc. pergamino de época. (BUEN EJEMPLAR.)

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        LITAUEN - LITHUANIA [Polen POLAND] 1775 HOMANN Titel: Charte von Russisch Litauen ; welche die von Polen an Russland abgetretene Woiewodschaften, Liefland, Witepsk, Mscislaw, und einen Theil der Woiewodschaften Polock und Minsk enthält ; Cum Privil. S.ae Caes. Mai.

      Nürnberg Homännische Erben Hohmann Homannianorum Heredum 1775 Landkarte, map, original Kupferstich, Kupferst., flächen- u. grenzkol. , Maßstab in graph. Form (Deutsche Meilen, Russische Werst). - Nullmeridian: Ferro. - Legende dt. u. lat., [Masstab ca. 1:1 300 000], Platte ca. 46 x 57 cm, am Rand mit Flecken, Mittelbug am Rand ca 7 cm mit alter UnterlegungVersand D: 9,00 EUR

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        Le Droit des Gens, ou Principes de la Loi Naturelle. Nouvelle edition. 2 tomes en 1. Amsterdam, Harrevelt

      1775 - New edition. 2 vols. in 1 book. 4to, [iv], xxviii, 316; [iv], 216pp, contemporary full cal [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      London: Robert Sayer, 1775. Engraved with outline color, on two joined sheets. Formerly folded into atlas. Some skilful marginal restoration. The first large-scale map of the Mississippi River, and the first based in whole or in part on English surveys.In the 1763 Treaty of Paris, which ended the French and Indian War, the east bank of the Mississippi was transferred from French to British sovereignty. And in 1765, Lieutenant Ross was sent on an expedition up the river as far as Illinois. Upon his return, he created a manuscript map focused on the great river that added his expedition's observations to the most recent French cartographical information, particularly that contained in D'Anville's map. The Ross map provided the first detailed, large-scale look at the river for its entire length, with the scattered French settlements and Native American tribal regions along its banks. Interestingly, the east bank features far more detail than the opposing side, as Ross and other British surveyors were technically only permitted to explore the British side of the river, which henceforth represented the western boundary of the English colonies.The Chart begins at the top in Illinois where the French had established Fort de Chartres in 1720 on the east bank of the river, south of St. Louis and the confluence of the Illinois River.The map was first published by Robert Sayer on June 1, 1772. This second issue of 1775 shows many alterations in the neighborhood of New Orleans, including the addition of Forts St. Leon and St. Mary.Stevens & Tree, "Comparative Cartography" 31b, in Tooley, The Mapping of America ; Phillips, A List of Maps of America, , p. 439.

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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. - 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. 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).

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        American husbandry. Containing an account of the soil, climate, production and agriculture, of the British Colonies in North-America and the West-Indies; with observations on the advantages and disadvantages of settling in them, compared with Great Britain and Ireland. By an American

      London: J. Bew, 1775. 2 volumes, 8vo. [4], 472; [4], 319, [1], [16]pp. Half-titles. Contemporary calfFirst edition: an important description of American agriculture published on the eve of the American Revolution.This interesting work is sometimes attributed to Arthur Young, an important writer of agricultural books, and the style and subject matter coincide with another work by him about America. Written on the eve of the Revolution, this work suggests that the ready availability of land would keep colonists happy and loyal to Great Britain. The book includes discussions of agriculture in Georgia, the Carolinas, Virginia, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New England, Louisiana, Illinois and Ohio. Tobacco growing is discussed, as is corn, buckwheat, rice, indigo, hemp, silk, and other products. The section on Louisiana is relatively favorable, with descriptions borrowed from Du Pratz. Includes an extensive section on Florida (second volume, page 42-61), describing it variously as "wretched," "to be condemned," "barren," "sandy," etc. On the whole the work tends to discourage emigration to America, pointing out all the deficiencies of American farming, disadvantages to the potential emigrant, etc. The author is most positive about the West Indies though, describing the Bahamas, Barbados, and other islands in glowing terms. Scarce.Howes Y16; Sabin 106062; Bell A171; Servies 518.

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        Grundriß des österreichischen Staatsrechtes. (Franz Ferdinand Schrötters der Rechte Doktors und kais. kön. wirklichen Hofraths [et]c).

      Wien, bey Joseph Kurzböck 1775 - Titel, 9 nn.Bl., 143 Seiten mit Verwendung des originalen Leders reparierter Einband etwas berieben, etwas fleckig, sonst guter und sauberer Zustand. ---------------------------- Franz Ferdinand Schrötter (1736–1780), österreichischer Jurist und Historiker Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 280 8° , Leder- Hardcover/Pappeinband [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Autograph letter signed to publisher John Bell

      Exeter, 1775. Downman, Hugh (1740-1809). Autograph letter signed to publisher John Bell (1735-1806). 2pp. on single sheet. Exeter, April 26, 1775. 185 x 152 mm. Some surface soiling, a few tiny holes along folds, lacuna where seal was broken (not affecting text), but on the whole very good. Downman, a physician and poet, is best known for his Infancy or the Management of Children, a didactic poem on perinatal and pediatric medicine first published in three parts in London between 1774 and 1776. Downman's poem enjoyed great popularity, going through seven editions in his lifetime, the last appearing in 1809. Downman also published several other volumes of poetry and drama, and translated some of Voltaire's work into English. The first one-volume edition of "Infancy" was published in Edinburgh by John Bell in 1776. In the present letter to Bell, written the previous year, Downman discusses issues relating to this edition: ". . . You will take care that it be correct and well printed, the price I suppose must be lower, but the two books together in octavo should not be sold I think for less than 1s & 6 pence. As it is a complete poem as far as it goes, & has a proper conclusion, I am not certain whether I shall add any more books to it, as I at first intended. Now I have here done with Infancy & if I proceed farther must advance upon Childhood, wch will not so well correspond with the title . . ." In a postscript Downman added a list of errata to be corrected in Bell's edition. Dunn, P. M., "Hugh Downman, MD (1740-1809) of Exeter and his poem on infant care." Archives of Disease in Childhood-Fetal and Neonatal Edition. BMJ Publishing Group, 01 May 2003. Web. Accessed 29 June 2017.

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        Leben und Thaten des weisen Junkers Don Quixote von Mancha. Neue Ausgabe aus der Urschrift des Cervantes, nebst der Fortsetzung des Avellaneda. ( Band 1,3,5+6 (von 6 erschienenen Bänden)

      Fritschische Buchhandlung Weimar, Leipzig 1775 ( Erscheinungszeitraum 1755 – 1777. Herausgegeben von Friedrich Justin Bertuch ). Band I mit XXVIII, 1 Blatt, 416 Seiten mit 1 in Kupfer gestochenen Vignette / Band III mit 4 n.n. Blättern ( Titelblatt, Vorwort, Inhaltsverzeichnis ), 512 Seiten und 1 in Kupfer gestochenen Vignette / Band V mit 4 n.n. Blättern ( Titel, Vorwort, Inhaltsverzeichnis ) / Band VI mit 442 Seiten und 1 in Kupfer gestochenen Vignette. Die vier Bände jeweils in Ohldr mit reich goldgeprägtem schmalen Einbandrücken mit jeweils 2 farbigen, goldgeprägten Rückenschildchen. Die Bände jeweils mit umlaufendem roten Farbschnitt, 8° ( 16,5 x 10 cm ). Die in Kupfer gestochenen Vignetten jeweils nach Georg Melchior Kraus ( *1737-1806 ).Einbände teils etwas fleckig und berieben, Ecken und Kanten teils bestoßen, bei Band VI ist der schmale Einbandrücken zum unteren Kapital hin angeplatzt. Der erste Band innen mit alter handschriftlicher Notiz auf Innendeckel, Papier der Bände jeweils teils gebräunt, teils auch stärker gebräunt, Seiten teils etwas stock- oder braunfleckig, meist aber sauber. Zusammen 4 Bände ( von 6 erschienenen Bänden ) ( Gesamtgewicht ca. 1800 Gramm ) Versand D: 5,00 EUR Cervantes, Don Quixote, Don Quichotte, Sancho Pansa, Georg Melchior Kraus, Justin Friedrich Bertuch, Google

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        Commentaries on the Laws of England, In Four Books, 6th Edition

      1775. Dublin, 1775.. Dublin, 1775. Early Duodecimo Edition of Blackstone's Commentaries Blackstone, Sir William [1723-1780]. Commentaries on the Laws of England, In Four Books. Dublin: Printed for the Company of Booksellers, 1775. Four volumes. Copperplate frontispiece portrait, Table of Consanguinity, folding Table of Descents. 12mo. (6-1/2" x 3-3/4"). Contemporary mottled calf, rebacked in period style with raised bands and retained contemporary lettering pieces, hinges mended. Light rubbing and a few scratches and scuffs to boards, moderate rubbing to board edges, corners bumped and somewhat worn, faint early owner stamp to top-edges of text block. Moderate toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, faint dampstaining to margins of some leaves, early annotations and signatures to endleaves, light edgewear to Table of Descents, a few endleaves have moderate edgewear. An attractive set $1,350. * "Sixth Edition." This pirated Dublin edition follows the text of the fourth Oxford edition, 1770. It is similar to another pirated Dublin edition published by John Colles, also in 1775. Not in Eller. Laeuchli, A Bibliographical Catalog of William Blackstone 14.

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        Commentaries on the Laws of England In four books

      Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1775. Seventh Edition. Hardcover. Very good -. Octavo, 4 vol., 485pp., 520pp., 455pp., 443pp., plus various appendices, with an index in the last volume. This is the true seventh edition, published in Oxford, and not one of the pirated editions. All four volumes about very good in period brown calf with gilt borders, with wear to the spine ends and some toning to the endpapers. Contents quite clean and bright. A few mild and tasteful repairs to some spine labels, but overall this set is in original condition. 2 engravings (one fold-out) in Volume II. Bookplate of Charles Dundas, Esq. in all volumes. Dundas was a member of the British Parliament, named the 1st Baron Amesbury.

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        Sammlung von 28 Kupferstichen, davon 3 Karten (1 gefaltet), zu seinen Werken

      Ohne 1775 (um 1775). Blattmaß: ca. 24 x 41 cm, (teils gering gebräunt/Blattränder etwas fleckig/einige Blattränder mit leichten Eckknickspuren) - Enthält Karten Jerusalem, jüdische Altertümer und Szenen aus dem Alten Testament, meist von William Tringham sowie A. Bennerman und J. Smith gestochen / Die Karten zeigen: Old Jerusalem / The Travels of y. Children of Israel out of Aegypt Through y. Red sea & the Wilderness into Canaan or the Holy Land / Ierusalem. The Temple of Solomon - Versand D: 5,90 EUR Grafik vor 1900,Judaica

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        The three voyages of Captain Cook.

      HAWKESWORTH, John. An account of the voyages undertaken by the order of His Present Majesty, for making discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere, and successively performed by Commodore Byron, Captain Carteret, Captain Wallis, and Captain Cook, in the Dolphin, the Swallow, and the Endeavour : drawn up from the journals which were kept by the several Commanders, and from the papers of Joseph Banks, Esq; by John Hawkesworth, LL.D. In two volumes. Illustrated with elegant copper-plates. Dublin : James Potts, 1775. Octavo, Georgian binding of patterned calf with contrasting morocco title labels, pp. vol. 1: [12], xxviii, 489; vol. 2: [10], 539; large folding map and 7 copperplates, bookplate of Capt. Cumby of the Royal Navy to pastedown of vol. 2, edges a pale green contemporary to the binding, a fine set. Not in Beddie. COOK, James. A voyage towards the South Pole, and round the world, performed in His Majesty's ships the Resolution and Adventure, in the years 1772, 1773, 1774, and 1775. Written by James Cook, Commander of the Resolution. In which is included, Captain Furneaux's narrative of his proceedings in the Adventure during the seperation of the ships. In two volumes. Dublin : J. Williams, L. White, W. Wilson, C. Jenkin, P. Byrne, and R. Burton, 1784. Octavo, matching bindings, pp. vol. 1 : xxx, 372; vol. 2 : [8], 392, folding table, fine. Beddie 1230. COOK, James and KING, James. A voyage to the Pacific Ocean. Undertaken, by the command of His Majesty, for making discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere. To determine the position and extent of the west side of North America; its distance from Asia; and the practicability of a northern passage to Europe. Performed under the direction of Captains Cook, Clerke, and Gore, in His Majesty's ships the Resolution and Discovery. In the years 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779, and 1780. In three volumes. Dublin : H. Chamberlaine, W. Watson [et alia], 1784. Octavo, matching bindings, frontispiece portrait of Cook, pp. vol. 1: [8], xcv, 421; vol. 2: [14], 549; vol. 3: [12], 559, folding table, fine. The third voyage was issued in two states, with charts and plates bound in, and alternatively with the frontispiece portrait only, as here (cf. Baillieu Library copy cited in Beddie). Beddie 1546, Forbes 72. A fine set in matching bindings of early Irish editions of Cook's three voyages with an interesting maritime provenance. Captain William Pryce Cumby (1771 - 1837) is famous for his act of gallantry during the Battle of Trafalgar, when as a Lieutenant on the Bellerephon he took command of the ship following the death of the captain (Captain Cooke!), led a charge which repelled the French boarders and then captured the attacking French vessel. After gaining promotion to Post-Captain, he went on to command a supporting squadron in the blockade and capture from the French of Santo Domingo in the Caribbean (1808-09). In his final years of service he was commander of the Royal yacht HMY Royal Sovereign.

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        SAN RON YOKU: BOOK OF OBSTETRICS, GYNECOLOGY & CHILDBIRTH.

      - Edo 1775, Suwahara. Brown stitched stiff wrs., very good, 2 vol. set complete, 32 illustrations, text: 11+2; 4+33 double folded leaves, very clean,a bit of old minor worming to vol. 1,no major consequence,vol. 2 clean, 18 x 26 cm.,new Chitsu. * * * . . NOTE . . THE DESCRIPTION BELOW IS FOR MESTLER'S PERSONAL COPY *** *** *** . . . MESTLER'S PERSONAL COLLECTION COPY . . . WITH HIS HAND-WRITTEN NOTES LAID IN . . . FIRST AND ONLY EDITION . * This is Mestler's personal collection copy. The hand written notes by Mestler were used as the basis for entries in his historic bibliography: A GALAXY OF OLD JAPANESE MEDICAL BOOKS WITH MISCELLANEOUS NOTES ON EARLY MEDICINE IN JAPAN. . These notes are excellent examples of Japanese medicine, medical practice, medicines, instruments, organs and related. They were transcribed [mostly verbatim] into the his text for GALAXY. . MESTLER'S HAND-WRITTEN NOTES: These are excellent examples of Japanese medicine, medical practice, medicines, instruments, organs and related. They were transcribed [mostly verbatim] into the his text for historic A GALAXY OF OLD JAPANESE MEDICAL BOOKS WITH MISCELLANEOUS NOTES ON EARLY MEDICINE IN JAPAN. . *** THE NOTES: This set was annotated on 2 slips papers by Mestler in his handwriting and initialed "GEM.' There is also a note to "Vincent [his assistant] to make two 4 x 5 inch glossy prints [photos] left recto." These notes & photos were transcribed and incorporated in to his GALAXY. . An additional note assists in bibliographical annotations used to describe this work, and its fascinating aspects. . *** CONDITION OF GORDON E. MESTLER PERSONAL COPY: . Volume 1 has a bit of minor old worming to front covers and inside a single worm hole to several pages, text legible, else a very clean on bright paper, solidly bound. . Volume 2 is very clean internally, no worming. it lacks the title slip. . Otherwise, both volumes covers are a bit dusty, the contents remain very bright and clean. . *** END OF SPECIAL MESTLER COLLECTION COPY NOTES *** . * THE BELOW DETAILS APPLY TO ALL COPIES . . * THE FIRST AND ONLY EDITION * . PROFUSELY WOODBLOCK ILLUSTRATED: Complete in 2 volumes. This work was written as the "Supplement" SAN RON. . *** THE KAGAWA FAMILY OF MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS: The Kagawas passed on their knowledge to their sons and family members. They have been respected as the most brilliant physicians who influenced medicine in Japan. . WHO WAS KAGAWA GENTEKI [the senior [1700-1777]: He was a member of the Kagawa family of physicians and medical practitioners. He published the SAN RON. . Genteki junior [1739-1779] was also known by his alternate names: Genetsu, Shigen or Korin. He was the adopted son of Geneteki the senior. . He published a "supplement" his father's work naming it SAN RON YOKU, it corrected errors in the elder's work, with his ingenious inventions of instruments for forced delivery, with other additions. . SAN RON YOKU established the first true scientific treatise on "forced child birth," in Japan, published in 1765. . Genteki [junior] outlined how he ingeniously "invented" many birth "tools" [instruments], various methods for forced child-birth and delivery. He made nets, clamps and rope pullers from mundane and ordinary Japanese native items. . He often used anything he could find as an obstetrical instrument, including whale bones, fishing nets, scissor-like clamps and so many others. This became the most reliable and standard work on the subject, studied by medical students, midwives and others interested in assisted child birth. . * Mestler stated: "The SAN RON was destined to be the standard authority on obstetrics in Japan for at least a hundred years. That classic work was followed by the SAN RON YOKU written in 1775, by Kagawa [1739-1179], the adopted son of Genetsu, as a "supplement" to the SAN RON and to correct the errors in the published work of his mentor, the elder Kagawa, resulting in a considerable improvement in obstetrical methods." GALAXY

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        Sammlung von 28 Kupferstichen, davon 3 Karten (1 gefaltet), zu seinen Werken

      (um 1775). Blattmaß: ca. 24 x 41 cm, (teils gering gebräunt/Blattränder etwas fleckig/einige Blattränder mit leichten Eckknickspuren) - Enthält Karten Jerusalem, jüdische Altertümer und Szenen aus dem Alten Testament, meist von William Tringham sowie A. Bennerman und J. Smith gestochen / Die Karten zeigen: Old Jerusalem / The Travels of y. Children of Israel out of Aegypt Through y. Red sea & the Wilderness into Canaan or the Holy Land / Ierusalem. The Temple of Solomon -

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        Kisses.

      London: Printed for T. Davies,, 1775. Being an English translation in verse of the Basia, accompanied with the original Latin text; to which is added an essay on the life and works of Secundus. Ornamented with a frontispiece representing the origin of kisses, and a likeness of Secundus from a painting by Scorellius. Octavo (175 x 112 mm). Contemporary brown calf, spine in compartments. Text partially printed in parallel in Latin and English. Engraved frontispiece and portrait. Near-contemporary bookplate of Rowland Hunt of Boreatton to the front pastedown. Slight wear to tips, small chip to head of spine, another to join of front cover and spine, light scratching to boards, tiny hole to leaf F4; a very good, bright copy. First edition thus, the John Nott translation. The first complete edition of the Basia, a collection of 19 extended imitations of the work of Latin poet Catullus, was published in Latin in 1541 as the Liber Basiorum. The first edition in English, translated by Ogle, Fenton, and Ward, was published in 1731 in a run of 500 copies. Their edition is based on a 1619 edition of the complete works of Secundus in Dutch by Petrus Scriverius, and includes a portrait of both Secundus and his lover, Julia, found in Scriverius's translation. In Nott's 1775 edition, however, the portrait of Julia is omitted, Nott considering it incongruous due to the fact the Basia explore the theme of the kiss not in relation to Julia, but another of the author's lovers, Neaera. Johannes Secundus (1511–1536) was a Dutch poet, often considered "one of the finest Renaissance Latin poets", his Basia representing an "imaginative attempt to interpret the literary monuments of the classical past, to surpass them, and thereby to formulate a new cultural style" (pp. 258 and 272). John Nott (1751–1825), was a primarily a physician, and later also published translations of Catullus's own poems. Uncommon, with six copies traced institutionally on Copac.

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        Travels Through Portugal and Spain, In 1772 and 1773.

      London Printed for the Author 1775 - First edition, 4to., iv, 465, vii pp., large hand-coloured folding engraved map, 6 engraved plates, 2 double-page and folding, engraved tail-piece bearing the coat of arms of Spain, ink annotations in the hand of James Bruce to 3E4, 3F1, 3G2, 3G4 and 3I1, repaired tear to map, contemporary tree calf, red morocco label, a fine copy. The annotations are Bruce's translations of Potuguese verse printed in the text. They comprise some 86 lines of closely written text. James Bruce of Kinnaird (1730–1794), the great African explorer, after the tragically early death of his wife, set about studying languages, drawing, and architecture in preparation for a European tour. In July 1757 he embarked for Spain and Portugal (under pretence of studying the vintage), landing at Corunna and carrying out some amateur espionage at the port of Ferrol. Twiss' work would have been of great interest to him, and the chance to brush up his Portuguese was one he took the opportunity to seize. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        LITAUEN - LITHUANIA [Polen POLAND] 1775 HOMANN Titel: Charte von Russisch Litauen ; welche die von Polen an Russland abgetretene Woiewodschaften, Liefland, Witepsk, Mscislaw, und einen Theil der Woiewodschaften Polock und Minsk enthält ; Cum Privil. S.ae Caes. Mai.

      Homännische Erben Hohmann Homannianorum Heredum, Nürnberg 1775 - Landkarte, map, original Kupferstich, Kupferst., flächen- u. grenzkol. , Maßstab in graph. Form (Deutsche Meilen, Russische Werst). - Nullmeridian: Ferro. - Legende dt. u. lat., [Masstab ca. 1:1 300 000], Platte ca. 46 x 57 cm, am Rand mit Flecken, Mittelbug am Rand ca 7 cm mit alter Unterlegung de 500 Landkarte

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        Woodbury, Connecticut Adopts First Continental Congress’ Articles of Association

      Woodbury, Connecticut 1775 - Manuscript Broadside, in the hand of Captain Benjamin Stiles, Sr., August 21, 1775. Woodbury, Connecticut. 1 p. 7 3/8 x 11 3/4 in. Condition: Fine. Some wear along edge, including a few short tears, and 1 1/4 in. vertical tear at bottom edge clear of text. "being unanimosly agreed.if any of the good people of this town Shall go Counter.it shall be the duty of this Committee publickly to advertise them.all persons must break of all Connections with Such person" In response to the "Intolerable Acts" that Britain had passed to suppress the patriot movement, in October of 1774, the First Continental Congress adopted the Articles of Association, signed by 53 delegates, including George Washington and John Adams. The Articles called for severing economic ties with Britain, banning the slave trade, and improving agriculture and industry within the colonies. During the boycott, the Articles discouraged "every species of extravagance and dissipation, especially all horse-racing, and all kinds of games, cock fighting, exhibitions of shews, plays, and other expensive diversions and entertainments." It even frowned on expensive mourning clothes. While it lasted, the boycott was relatively successful in damaging Britain's economy. In 1775, the Crown responded with harsher acts which, rather than having the intended effect, pushed the colonies towards war. Captain Benjamin Stiles, Sr. (1720-1797) graduated from Yale in 1740 and practiced law in Southbury, Connecticut. For three periods between 1754 and 1771, he served as a Deputy to the Connecticut General Assembly. In 1764, he was appointed a Captain of Militia. After the war, he represented Southbury at the Hartford convention that ratified the Constitution in 1788, and was later a State Auditor.Notice to inhabitants of Woodbury that the Committee of Inspections has adopted the Articles of Association, following a unanimous community vote a week earlier. The notice also warns that anyone who does not support the Continental Congress and the revolutionary cause will be exposed and ostracized.Complete TranscriptAtt a Meeting of the Committee of Inspections for the town of Woodbury Convened on the 21th day of August 1775 said Committee proceeded to take into their Most Serious Consideration the important Matter and business for which they were appointed in relation to the Association Entered into and recommended by the Continental Congress holden att Philadelphia on the 5th day of September last and approved of by the Inhabitants of this town in a legal meeting holden in said Woodbury on the 17th day of November 1774 Nemine [?] by Contradicente Contradecende. This Committee being unanimosly agreed to Exert our Selves with the utmost Care and diligence in Supporting and Carrying into Execution every part of Said Association according to our Abilities and it is the opinion of this Committee That if any of the good people of this town Shall go Counter (either by words or actions) (in a strict sense) to any on article of Said Association Construed in a Strict Sense it shall be the duty of this Committee publickly to advertise them according to the direction of said association let their publick or private carector be what it will and in Such Case all persons must break of all Connections with Such person or persons or Expect to be advertised by the Committee as violators of said Association and furthermore it is the opinion of this Committee that if any person or persons shall by words or actions prove themselves to be Enemical to the method taken by the Continental Congress for the maintaining and secureing of our just rights and priviledges or that shall endeauvour to influence others of the good people of these Colonies to disunite from them though it cannot be said to be a breach of any one particular Article of Said Association (Strictly Construed) that it may be our duty to Publish such persons that the world may know what sentiments they have.Th. (See website for full description)

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        James Prescott Joule's copy bearing his signature: The History and Present State of Electricity, with Original Experiments. The fourth edition, corrected and enlarged.

      Printed for C. Bathurst, and T. Lowndes, J. Rivington, and J. Johnson, etc., London 1775 - 4to (262 x 205 mm). [4], xxxii, 691 [1], iii, [9] pp., including index, catalogue of books by Priestley, and 8 folding engraved plates. Late 19th-century green cloth library binding, gilt shelf mark stamp '537 P2' on lower spine (boards spotted and soiled, some wear to spine ends and corners, upper hinge split at head, hole in cloth at upper board). Text and plates with minor occasional spotting, some marginal dust-soiling, otherwise quite crisp and clean. Closed tear in blank lower margin of leaves D2 and P4. Provenances: James Prescott Joule (his signature and ink stamp 'Prof. Dr. J. P. Joule Collection' to title page and preface leaf i; Manchester Municipal School of Technology Library (old ink stamps to title-page, verso of plates and a few text pages elsewhere). Deaccessioned as doublet from the library. A fine, unmarked and wide-margined copy. ---- Wheeler-Gift 453 (this edition); Norman 1748; Crook, p.157; Gartrell 443; Mottelay, p. 227 (for first edition 1767). - THE VERY RARE FOURTH EDITION and an interesting association copy linking two prominent British Scientists. Books bearing Joule's signature are exceedingly rare on the market. Priestley's first scientific work was the first extensive history of previous electrical discoveries as well as being an assessment of contemporary electrical studies. During his lifetime it went through five English editions and was translated into Dutch, French and German. Priestley's "account favored Franklin's one-fluid theory, but was otherwise fairly impartial. Priestley was also the first historian of electricity. He was encouraged to write the History by his friend Benjamin Franklin, who helped corrects its proofs". (Norman 1748). It is little surprising to see a copy of Priestley's book as having been part of Joules library. Priestley's text became the standard history of electricity for over a century; Alessandro Volta (who would go on to invent the battery), William Herschel (who discovered infrared radiation), Henry Cavendish (who discovered hydrogen) and certainly also Joule relied upon it. Joule is best remembered for his thermodynamical studies, where he analysed the nature of heat and established its relationship to mechanical energy. His efforts had great influence on the theory of the conversation of energy (the first law of thermodynamics). He collaborated with Lord Kelvin on the formulation of the absolute scale of temperature, and conducted extensive research on magnetostriction; a property of ferromagnetic materials that makes them modify their shapes when exposed to a magnetic field. He was the first scientist to identify this property in 1842. He established the relationship between the flow of current through a resistance and the heat dissipated, which was later termed as Joule's law. He is also credited with the first-ever calculation of the velocity of a gas molecule. The derived unit of energy or work, the Joule, is named after him. Joule was given the Copley Medal, an award that Priestley received almost 100 years before. - Visit our website for additional images and information. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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