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        THE HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN INDIANS; PARTICULARLY THOSE NATIONS ADJOINING TO THE MISSISIPPI [sic], EAST AND WEST FLORIDA, GEORGIA, SOUTH AND NORTH CAROLINA, AND VIRGINIA...ALSO AN APPENDIX, CONTAINING A DESCRIPTION OF THE FLORIDAS, AND THE MISSISIPPI [sic] LANDS

      London. 1775.. [12],464pp. plus folding map. Half title. Quarto. Contemporary calf; rebacked, preserving original gilt morocco label. Light wear to binding, modern bookplate on rear pastedown. Very good. Adair, "one of the most colorful figures in Southern colonial history" (Clark), came to America in 1735. He was heavily involved in trading with the Indians of the Southeast, including the Catawba, Cherokee, and Chickasaw, between 1735 and 1759, and this work contains a chapter on each of these major tribes. Considered by many to be the leading authority of his time on the southeast Indians, he offers detailed descriptions of Indian customs and religion, with many observations on Indian trade and traders. A large portion of the work is devoted to Adair's twenty-three arguments by which he attempts to prove the descent of the Indians from the Lost Tribes of Israel. The map "illustrates a Southeast with the Indians safely tucked away in the interior wilderness, exactly the condition Adair's readers would have approved of" (Cumming & De Vorsey). HOWES A38, "b." PILLING, PROOF-SHEETS 18. CLARK I:28. VAIL 643. FIELD 11. JCB (3)I:2013. SERVIES 517. BELL A59. SABIN 155. GRAFF 10. CUMMING & DE VORSEY 448.

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        A History of the Island of Anglesey. With Memoirs of Owen Glendowr. With A Short Account of Holyhead in the Isle of Anglesea.

      J Dodsley, London 1775 - From the invasion by the Romans until finally acceded to the Crown of England to Which is added Memoirs of Owen Glendowr. In contemporary brown quarter leather with marbled boards, corners and edges a little worn and bumped, covers a little faded. Spine, gilt tooling, title in gilt to red leather label, joints cracked, edges bumped and worn. Internally, ink name and pencil notes of Paul Panton, distinguished Welsh antiquary to ffep, also to head of half title, contemporary ink note at titlepage stating By the Rev Nicholas Owen, who died 31 May 18?11, 2 Montgomeryshire Library stamps to verso of TP, (vii), [1], 88 pp. (Memoirs of Owen Glendowr goes from 61-88). Bound WITH, Bibliotheca Topographica Britannica. No X. Containing A Short Account of Holyhead, in the Isle of Anglesea. London. Printed by by and For J Nichols, printed to the Society of Antiquaries., 1783, (iv), 33 pp, 1 of 2 pl, small tear to margin of map. (ESTC T139793 & Lowndes 1683. Libri Walliae 4849) Owen, Church of England clergyman and antiquary, whose own publications were mainly about local antiquities. British Remains (1788) covered such topics as a history of the lords-marchers, an account of the supposed discovery of America by Madog ab Owain Gwynedd, and also a biography of the naturalist Edward Lhuyd. A selection from the ¿phrases¿ of Horace for schoolboys appeared in 1785. Carnarvonshire: a Sketch of its History was published in 1792, and Owen is one of several authors who have been credited with the authorship of the anonymous A History of the Island of Anglesey, with Memoirs of Owen Glendower (1775). See ODNB for a full Bio. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A COLLECTION OF POEMS IN SIX VOLUMES BY SEVERAL HANDS

      J. Dodsley 1775 - A COLLECTION OF POEMS IN SIX VOLUMES BY SEVERAL HANDS. A COLLECTION OF POEMS IN FOUR VOLUMES BY SEVERAL HANDS. London: J. Dodsley, 1775. 10 volumes. 8vo. Matching bindings. Full calf/gilt/red and black leather spine labels. t.page engravings, illus. engravings. A few of the missing spine labels have been replaced with modern matching labels, some of the hinges are either weak or partially cracked, overall a very nice Very Good leatherbound hardcover set [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Das neue Testament unsers Herrn Jesu Christi, in die Niederlausitzische wendische Sprache übersetzt von Gottlieb Fabricio.

      Cottbus, Kühnischer Verlag, 1775. - Mit großem Titelkupfer sowie mehreren größeren Textvignetten. de 2000 Einband leicht berieben, Buchrücken mit kleiner (unauffälliger) Oberflächenreparatur. Sonst sehr gutes, augenscheinlich nur wenig benutztes Exemplar dieser überaus seltenen Bibel in wendischer Sprache; die Schließen intakt und sehr gut erhalten; Seiten sauber und fleckenfrei. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben). 8 Bl., 1060 S., 2 Bl. Brauner Original-Ganzlederband mit zwei Metallschließen, diese mit eingravierter Ornamentik, Buchdeckel mit geprägten Umlaufleisten, blau marmorierter Buchschnitt.

      [Bookseller: Das Konversations-Lexikon]
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        A General Chart of the Island of Newfoundland with the Rocks & Soundings. Drawn from Surveys taken by Order of the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty By James Cook and Michael Lane Surveyor and Others. (Canada)

      Sayer & Bennett 1775 - Engraving with original line hand-color. Publish'd according to Act of Parliament, 10th May 1775, By Thomas Jefferys Geographer to the King. Printed for Robt. Sayer & Jn. Bennett, No. 53 Fleet Street. Sheet size: 21 1/2 x 29 1/2". Inventory#: p1891pmat.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries of Philadelphia, PA]
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        EXPERIENCES ET OBSERVATIONS SUR LES DIFFERENTES ESPECES D'AIR.

      - Berlin et se trouve à Paris, Saillant & Nyon, 1775-1780, 11x17, cinq ( 5 vols ) volumes, complet . Reliure en plein veau moucheté. Dos à 5 nerfs, caissons encadrés et décorés de motifs dorés. Pièces de titre rouges et de tomaison vertes (sauf le volume I qui est jaune). Encadrement des plats à froid, filet doré sur les coupes. Tranches rouges. Deux planches dépliantes dans le premier volume, une dans le tome deux, cinq dans le troisième et deux dans le quatrième. Papier frais, presque sans rousseurs. Reliure élégantes et en très bon état. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie de l'Univers]
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        Reliques of Ancient English Poetry: Consisting of Old Heroic Ballads, Songs, and Other Pieces of Our Earlier Poets, (Chiefly of the Lyric Kind. ) Together with Some Few of Later Date - [Complete in 3 Volumes]

      London, J. Dodsley 1775 - Title vignettes. Subjects: Ballads, English--England--Texts--Early works to 1800. English poetry--Early modern, 1500-1700. Engraved frontis to volume 1. The first edition appeared in 1765. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with gilt cross-bands and titling. An exceptional set - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. 3 Kg. 0 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd]
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        St, Vincent from an Actual Survey Made in the Year 1773, after the Treaty with the Cairibs. (West Indies)

      Robert Sayer, London 1775 - Engraving with superb original hand-color. Red sealing wax at upper left border. London. Printed for Robt. Sayer, Map and Printseller No. 53 in Fleet Street, as the Act directs, 20th Feby. 1775. Sheet size: 28 3/4 x 21". Frame size: 33 3/8 x 25 7/8". Inventory#: p2026pfat.

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        A dictionary of the English language: in which the words are deduced from their originals . the fourth edition, revised by the author.

      Thomas Ewing, Dublin 1775 - First quarto edition and first complete edition printed in Ireland; 2 vols., pp. [70] plus unpaginated lexicon in double column; title page in vol. 1 creased and with neat repairs to the corners, minor worm track in the bottoms of most pages in vol. I, affecting some text but sense always clear; full contemporary calf, worn, rebacked, original spines and red morocco labels preserved, hinges reinforced with cloth; a good, sound copy of a not-so-common edition, based on the fourth folio printed in 1773, and the only edition for which Johnson provided any additions or corrections. From his famous prose "advertisement" in vol. I: "Perfection is unattainable, but nearer and nearer approaches may be made; and finding my Dictionary about to be reprinted, I have endeavoured, by a revisal, to make it less reprehensible . Many faults I have corrected, some superfluities I have taken away, and some deficiencies I have supplied." Alston V, 184; Courtney 56-7; Fleeman 55.4D/5a; Kennedy 6280. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB)]
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        "A dictionary of the English language: in which the words are deduced from their originals ... the fourth edition, revised by the author."

      Dublin: Thomas Ewing. 1775. "First quarto edition and first complete edition printed in Ireland; 2 vols., pp. [70] plus unpaginated lexicon in double column; title page in vol. 1 creased and with neat repairs to the corners, minor worm track in the bottoms of most pages in vol. I, affecting some text but sense always clear; full contemporary calf, worn, rebacked, original spines and red morocco labels preserved, hinges reinforced with cloth; a good, sound copy of a not-so-common edition, based on the fourth folio printed in 1773, and the only edition for which Johnson provided any additions or corrections. From his famous prose ""advertisement"" in vol. I: ""Perfection is unattainable, but nearer and nearer approaches may be made; and finding my Dictionary about to be reprinted, I have endeavoured, by a revisal, to make it less reprehensible ... Many faults I have corrected, some superfluities I have taken away, and some deficiencies I have supplied..."" & & Alston V, 184; Courtney 56-7; Fleeman 55.4D/5a; Kennedy 6280."

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        Revolutionary Recipes for Gunpowder

      [Connecticut and Massachusetts] 1775 - Archive. Five documents related to gunpowder manufacturing. [Connecticut and Massachusetts]. 1775 - 1787. A rare and fascinating collection of Revolutionary War period documents concerning the manufacture and distribution of gunpowder for the American cause. The documents include several recipes for the all-important substance, as well as instructions for making saltpeter, a key component. The highlights include a rare manuscript recipe for powder sent to a man in New Milford, Connecticut, and two formulas published in The Essex Journal and New Hampshire Packet. Other documents detail the procurement from domestic producers, who were critical in the early days of the war to keeping the Continental Army and militiamen supplied with black powder.Includes:Manuscript Document, to Mr. Davis Marsh. "To make Gun powder," [no place, no date], 1p. 7 1/2 x 11 1/2 in.Two recipes from The Essex Journal and New-Hampshire Packet, Newburyport, Mass., December 15, 1775, with a nearly full-page article with instructions for making saltpeter, and January 19, 1776, with detailed instructions by Henry Wisner for the production of powder. Each 4 pp., 10 x 15 in.Manuscript Document Signed, by the Select Men of Milford, Connecticut. January 15, 1777. 1 p., 8 x 10 in. For 618 pounds of saltpeter.Manuscript Document Signed, a receipt from Enoch Huse to Nathaniel Cushing for "1 Qr Cask Gunpowder." Boston, Mass., December 22, 1787. 1 p., 6 x 2 1/2 in.

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        Tryon County Legal Debt Document Signed by W(alter). Butler (1752-81) Loyalist

      Tryon County, NY 1775 - RARE WALTER BUTLER SIGNATURE WITH SOON TO BE ENEMIES Handwritten legal document, 6pp, 8 x 10 in., tied with red ribbon upper left, Tryon County, New York, filed 21 May 1775 (March term in the fifteenth year of the Reign of King George the Third.). Legal document relating to a debt, signed W. Butler - one of the lawyers.Condition: Mounted on larger sheets with cut-outs so both sides visible. Toning as expected. Very good condition otherwise., Walter Butler (1752-81) Loyalist who became a captain in Butler's Rangers, formed by his father, John Butler. In May, 1775, Walter and John Butler left Tryon County for Canada in the company of Daniel Claus, Walter Butler, Hon Yost Schuyler and Joseph Brant. On July 7, they reached Fort Oswego and in August, Montreal." confirming he was a loyalist and fighting for Britain against the American "rebels".Alexander White was the Sherriff of the County of Tryon and he too was a loyalist ending up in Canada.Peter S. Deygert became an American patriot and a Major in the Tyron County Militia - First Regiment as well as Chairman of the German Flats committee. C(hristopher). P. Yates, was one of the best informed an most efficient patriots in the Mohawk Valley. He fought at the Battle of Saratoga was Assistant Quartermaster General of Tryon County. "He was the only scholar among them; and was a man of strong mind, much reading, and very forcible writer. He was the competitor at the bar of Montgomery county, of the late Abram Van Vechten, from the year 1787, till the Legislature by law, prevented the clerks from practicing law in their respective counties." quoted form The Frontiersmen of New York, by Jeptha R. Simms, Albany, NY 1883The American Revolution had many families, relatives, neighbours and friends in Tryon county at bitter war with each other starting in 1775.

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        L'Uccellagione. Libri tre.

      a spese Moroni,, in Verona, 1775 - In-4° (275x195mm), pp. (4), 116, legatura ottocentesca m. pelle marrone con fregi a catenella in oro e titolo in oro su tassello verde chiaro al dorso. Piatti marmorizzati policromi. Vignetta figurata incisa su rame al frontespizio. Tre testatine, tre iniziali e un finalino finemente istoriati in calcografia. Antiche firme alla prima carta bianca. La p. 57-58 è reintegrata del margine inferiore con integrazione in perspicua grafia delle ultime quattro righe, mancanti del testo a stampa. Qualche brunitura e fioritura, ben conservato nell'insieme. Edizione originale dell'elegante poema didascalico in endecasillabi sciolti in cui il Tirabosco (1707-1773) canta la pace della natìa campagna veronese e i diversi modi di catturare gli uccelli (la ragnaia e il boschetto d'estate e il roccolo d'autunno, nonché il singolare ritrovato dell'aucupio elettrico, forse ispirato alle scoperte voltiane). In precedenza, un tentativo consimile di poesia didascalica sull'uccellagione era stato fatto, in Italia, solo dal'abate Girolamo Guarinoni nel 1760, ma con abilità poetica nettamente inferiore rispetto a quella dimostrata dal Tirabosco in questo poemetto che "attrae ancora per la leggiadrìa e la freschezza con cui la vita della natura è presentata nel contrasto degli affari e delle fatiche di città" (Carlo Cordié), con esiti paragonabili a quelli della "Pastorizia" dell'Arici. Lastri, 126. Souhart, 464. Harting, 289. Bacchi della Lega, Pagine sparse, 96. Nardo, 4. Tipaldo, II, 231. Rénault e Sassi, 57. Ghidini, 643. Carrara, 522. Schwerdt, II, 263. Ceresoli, pp. 519-20: "Rinomata opera venatoria classica". Enciclopedia della caccia, 388. Non in Gamba. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gilibert Libreria Antiquaria (ILAB-LILA)]
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        TRAVELS THROUGH PORTUGAL AND SPAIN, IN 1772 AND 1773. With copperplates; and Anappendix

      Printed for the author, and sold by G. Robinson, T. Becket, and J. Robson, London 1775 - Folio m., 1 h. plegada con un mapa, III, 465, 3 h. Holandesa puntas piel, planos papel de época. - Con 7 láminas, dos de ellas plegadas y una de las plegadas representa una corrida de toros en la plaza de Cádiz. Muy raro y buscado. Otra lámina de música grabada, "El Fandango". Magnífico ejemplar. [Palau 342601] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Carte de la Baye et Riviere de Delaware/Carte de l'Entree de la Riviere d"Hudson (Delaware Bay and River/Hudson Bay, New York)

      Antoine Sartine, Paris 1775 - Pair of Revolutionary War period sea charts, hand-colored and printed together on an elephant folio sheet. Prepared by the French Navy under Antoine Sartine, Minister of Marine. The map of the Delaware is a French edition of Joshua Fisher's chart. Sheet size: 24 3/4 x 37 5/8". Inventory#: p1083pmat.

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        Memoires de Physique sur l'Art de fabriquer le fer, d'en fondre & forger des canons d'artillerie; sur l'histoire naturelle, et sur divers suites particuliers de physique et d'economie.

      Delalain, Paris 1775 - 4to (255x198 mm), xxxvii, [3], 654, [2] pp., including half title and 13 engraved plates. Contemporary full calf with richly decorated gilt-tooled spine, marbled edges and endpapers. Some worming to boards, little wear to extremities. Internally little browned, occasional minor spotting. An outstanding copy of a milestone work in metallurgy. ---- Exceedingly rare first edition. Smith, History of Metallography, pp. 132-136: In 1775 Pierre Grignon published the present book on various aspects of iron mineralogy and metallurgy which is of considerable importance to the history of metallurgy and crystallography. Grignon was occupied in the commerical operation of a blast furnace and forge plant and his science stemmed from observations on a much larger scale than those of his laboratry contemporaries. He had the opportunity to see large crystals in shrinkage heads of large castings. The first memoir of structural interest « Mémoire sur les métamorphoses du fer » had been read before the French Academy in 1761, but was not published until 1775. Here, he provides a model of crystal structure which is qualitatively the same as that used by Romé de l¿Isle in 1772, by Tobern Bergman in 1773, and particularly by the great Haüy in 1784, and it is not improbable that Grignon¿s ideas, public but unpublished, provided the stimulus for the mathematical approach of these more famous crystallographers. Although the possibility of solid solutions as a mixed aggregate is implicit in the ideas of many of the corpuscular philosophers, it is Grignon who first describes a crystallographic model of a mixed crystal. - Edition originale. Pierre-Clément Grignon (1723 -1784), savant métallurgiste, maitre de forge, correspondant de l'Académie Royale des Sciences, dirigeat les forges de Bayard près de Saint-Dizier. Ami de Buffon, il se livra à divers expériences sur le fer et s'efforça de trouver une méthode pour fondre une meilleure qualité de ce minerai. La fonte des canons représentant une activité de la forge de Bayard, Grignon expérimenta pour leur fabrication une nouvelle matière, la régule de fer ; il participa activement à la rédaction de la section Forges ou l'Art du fer de l'Encyclopédie. Il réuni l'ensemble de ses travaux dans cet ouvrage orné de 13 planches gravées dépliantes. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Carte de L'Isle de la Grenade Cedee a la Grande Bretagne Par le dernier Traite de Paix./Grenada Divided Into Its Parishes, Surveyed by Order of His Excellency Governor Scott, and Engraved by Thomas Jefferys Georgrapher to the Kind.

      Robert Sayer, London 1775 - Engraving with superb original hand-color. London. Printed for Robt. Sayer, Map and Printseller No. 5 in Fleet Street, as the Act directs 20 Feby. 1775. Sheet size: 21 1/4 x 28 3/8". Frame size: 25 7/8 x 33 3/8". Inventory#: p2017pfat.

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        Die Schießkunst, oder vollständige Anweisung zum Schießen mit der Büchse, Flinte, und mit Pistolen, sowohl auf dem Schützenhofe als auch auf der Jagd und im Felddienste. 2. stark verm. und verb. Aufl. Ilmenau, B. F. Voigt 1824. 8°. XVIII, 393 S., mit Falttabelle. Ppd. d. Zt. mit hs. Rsch.

      - Lindner 2075.02 - Mantel I, 138.- Christian Friedrich Gottlieb Thon (1775-1844) war zunächst Forstkommissar in Zillbach; ab 1816 als freier Schriftsteller tätig veröffentlichte er zahlr. Werke zum Jagdwesen.- Vorliegendes Werk behandelt die verschiedenen Schusswaffen, Verfertigung der verschiedenen Gewehrläufe, Eigenschaften, Pflege, Munition, das Schießen mit der Büchse, Flinte und der Pistole sowohl auf Scheiben als auch bei der Jagd. Schützenwesen und Schießkunst. Der Anhang enth. in der Schießkunst vorkommende Kunstausdrücke u. versch. Schützenordnungen.- Nur gering braunfleckig, sonst tadelloses Ex.

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        Recherches sur les maladies chroniques, leur rapports avec les maladies aigues, leurs périodes, leur nature et sur la manière dont on les traite aux eaux minérales de Barèges, et des autres sources de l'Aquitaine. Tome I (seul paru). Contenant la théorie générale des maladies, et l'analyse médicinale du sang.

      Paris, Ruault, 1775 - Paris, Ruault, 1775 ; in-8, 592 pp., pleine basane postérieure (début XIXe s.), dos à nerfs orné de filets dorés, coiffe supérieure accidentée, coupes frottées, intérieur en très bon état. Edition originale rare de l'ouvrage le plus important de l'auteur. Une grande partie de l'ouvrage est consacré aux eaux minérales, qui furent l'un des sujets de recherches de Bordeu, déjà commencées par son père, et qui font de lui un pionnier de l'hydrologie. Mais il existe aussi et surtout d'importantes digressions physiologiques et pathologiques. Bordeu considère la vie comme la somme de la vie de chacun des organes. Il est le premier à concevoir l'idée de sécrétion interne, en supposant que les organes déversent dans le sang, de façon active, des produits qui influencent d'autres parties du corps (ce qui fait de Bordeu un précurseur de Claude Bernard et de Brown-Sequard). Par ailleurs, Bordeu croit à l'existence des miasmes et signale le rôle des prédispositions, du terrain. Dans les maladies chroniques, il fait jouer un rôle essentiel aux nerfs, qui assurent la liaison entre le physique et le moral. La sixième partie de l'ouvrage (pp. 346 à 588) est consacrée à l'analyse médicinale du sang. Théophile de Bordeu (1722-1776), né à Yzeste (Béarn), étudia la médecine à Montpellier et acquit une très grande renommée. Il fut l'un des plus illustres représentants de l'Ecole de Montpellier. Il collabora à l'Encyclopédie et fut appelé auprès de Madame du Barry. Il fut un précurseur de l'endocrinologie et de la physiologie du système nerveux. Garrison & Morton, 1117 : "De Bordeu first conceived the idea of internal secretion by his hypothesis that every organ, tissue, and cell discharges into the blood products which influence other parts of the body." ; C. Dreyfus, Some milestones in the history of hematology, p. 21 et p. 75. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Massachusetts Militia Pay Petition Listing 27 Minutemen Who Responded to the Lexington Alarm

      Dorchester, Massachusetts 1775 - Manuscript Document, Dorchester, Massachusetts, December 30th, 1775, addressed to Massachusetts Treasurer Henry Gardner. 1p. 8 x 13 in. Likely Drury's retained copy from the time, with the signatures all in one hand, though some may be signed with marks & Jonathan Hemenway has signed himself. A scarce petition for pay listing 44 members of Captain Luke Drury's Company, 27 of whom were Grafton, Massachusetts-area Minutemen who had marched 36 miles to respond to the Lexington-Concord Alarm on April 19-21, 1775. The list includes Fortune Burnee, a Minuteman of African American and Native American heritage, and his half-brother, Joseph Anthony, who enlisted on April 29th and died in service. Another of the Minutemen listed is the famous clockmaker Aaron Willard. Petition "to pay Capt Luke Drury the Whole of our Wages (as born on his Muster roll for our Services as Officers & Soldiers in his Company) from the time of our inlistment to the first Day of August for which this shall be your effectual voucher." Today, the terms minuteman and militiaman are often used interchangeably, but there was a distinction in the eighteenth century. Militia were men in arms formed to protect their towns from foreign invasion. They could designate up to one quarter of their force as minutemen, a specially trained force required to be highly mobile and able to assemble instantly to a call to arms. It is difficult to categorize specific men into either of the two groups based on the surviving historical record. We apply the term here to all of those militia who responded April 19-21, 1775, to the Lexington-Concord Alarm. The 27 soldiers and officers listed here who were part of Luke Drury's Grafton, Aaron Kimball's Grafton, & John Putnam's Sutton April 19-21 Minutemen companies are: 1st Lt. Asaph Sherman, Sgt. Nathan Morse, Sgt. Shelomith Stow, Sgt. Ebenezer Phillips, Sgt. Jonah Goulding, Cpl. William Walker, Cpl. Joseph Leland, Drummer Elijah Rice, Fifer Zadock Putnam, Matthias Rice, Isaac Brigham, Eliphalet Smith, George Smith, Peter Butler, Thomas Pratt, William Evans, Elisha Aldrich, Aaron Willard, Eseck Dexter, Moses Sherman, Fortinatus (Fortune) Burnee (signed with mark), Edward Buttrick, Ebenezer Leland, Solomon Brooks, Ebenezer Melendy, Thomas Leland [Sr.], & Samuel Stearns.Luke Drury (1734-1811) of Grafton, Massachusetts joined the militia in 1757 during the French and Indian Wars. As captain of a company of Minutemen and Militamen, he responded to the Lexington Alarm, and later joined Colonel Jonathan Ward's regiment to fight at Bunker Hill. Drury and his men served in different areas during the war, from West Point to Grafton, where his company guarded military stores. He also supported the Continentals financially, at one point giving 50 fifty pounds to enlist soldiers in Grafton.In 1786-1787, Drury became deeply involved in Shays' Rebellion, a tax revolt led by farmers in western Massachusetts. The uprising was quashed, and Drury imprisoned as "a person dangerous to the state." He was eventually released on good behavior. Drury remained active in state and local politics, serving terms as constable, deputy sheriff, tax collector, assessor, selectman, and state legislator.ConditionUsual folds, small loss at bottom left corner affecting some marginal ciphering, else fine condition.Joseph Anthony and Fortune Burnee, Jr., half brothers, were both part African-American and Hassanamisco Nipmuc (Native American). Compared to records of white New Englanders, we know relatively little about them, but even so, more information exists on these freedmen than is the norm. Several of the Anthonys and Burnees were recorded in the Grafton vital, land, and probates records [the U.S. census neglected to record Native Americans from 1790-1890], and the Burnees have been discussed in recent historical and sociological literature: exploring the relationships both amongst marginalized peoples as well as with their white. (See website for full description)

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        A View of the Chinese Pavillions and Boxes in Vauxhall Gardens

      Some Account of London by Thomas Pennant, 4th edition. Carrington Bowles. c1775. - Copper engraving. Later colouring. Size: 40 x 27 cm. (15½ x 10½ inches) In fine condition. Mounted size 60.3 x 48.2 cm Vauxhall Gardens was one of the places to meet socially and be seen in eighteenth century London. This magnificent view shows various important, finely dressed society people, walking, talking, and dining in booths in the ornately decorated walls of the Chinese Pavilion

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        Voyage au Pole Boréal, fait en 1773, par ordre du Roi d'Angleterre.

      - Paris, Saillant & Nyon/ Pissot, 1775. 4to (248 x 200mm). pp. xii, 259, (1), with 12 folded engraved plates and many folded tables. Contemporary mottled calf, gilt ornamented spine with red gilt lettered label, sides with gilt borders. A fine copy of the first French edition. The original English edition was published in 1774. ". the official account written by Captain Phipps, later Lord Mulgrave. This expedition of the 'Race-horse' and 'Carcass', undertaken for the purpose of discovering a route to India through the northern polar regions, was blocked by pack ice north of Spitzbergen. The valuable appendix gives geographical and meteorological observations, zoological and botanical records, accounts of distillation of fresh water from the sea, and astronomical observations. The voyage is perhaps best remembered for the presence of the young Horatio Nelson, as midshipman on board the 'Carcass', and his encounter with a polar bear" (Hill 1351). Pages 187 to 208 cover natural history, describing mammals, including whales, birds, amphibians, fishes, insects, crustacea, invertebrates, shells and plants. Plate 11 shows a crustacea and plate 12 two shells. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Congress Canvassed: or, an Examination into the Conduct of the Delegates at Their Grand Convention, held in Philadelphia, Sept. 1, 1774, Addressed to the Merchants of New-York, By A. W. Farmer, Author of Free Thoughts, &c

      London: Richardson and Urquhart. 1775. 12mo (19.75 cm). F First English Edition. H Hard Cover. Very Good. Rare first English edition of this important work sometimes jointly attributed to Seabury and to Isaac Wilkins (1742-1830). A brilliant attack on the first Continental Congress, showing the illogic of the arguments that the king and his ministers are evil and the Parliament good, and correctly predicting that the Parliament would eventually back the king and that war would result. Alexander Hamilton's first work, "A Full Vindication of the Measures of Congress, &c.", written while he was only seventeen years of age, was published in response, and indeed Seabury notes in a postscript that he is "neither frightened nor disconcerted by it". Seabury was perhaps the pre-eminent exponent of Tory thought in America at the time, and the political exchanges between Seabury and Hamilton were some of the most contentious of the Revolutionary era. Modern binding by Stikeman & Co., three quarter deep blue morocco over lighter blue cloth, gilt spine lettering, [4], 59p. The English edition is much enlarged over the American edition and does not include the page of advertising at the end. Binding has just a touch of shelfwear, good hinges, firm binding. Pages are free from chips, tears or markings and have only light age-toning. Leather and gilt bookplate of William L. Clements at top outer corner of pastedown, some toning to endpapers from bookplate and corners. Howes S-252 "aa", Sabin 78563.

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        The Coast of Tierra Firma from Cartagena to Golfo Triste (Columbia/Venezuala)

      Robert Sayer, London 1775 - Engraving. London. Printed for Robt. Sayer Map and Printsellers, No. 53 in Fleet Street as the Act directs 20 Feby. 1775. Sheet size: 21 1/4 x 28 5/8". Inventory#: p1422pmat.

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        A Relation of a Journey to the Glaciers, in the Dutchy of Savoy.

      Norwich: Printed by Richard Beatniffe, 1775 - First edition. 8vo. pp. [48, inc. engraved dedication], xxi, 264, [2]; 3 engraved plates; slight spotting to engraved plates, else very good with the bookplates of George White and Oscar V. Viney in contemporary full calf, recently and neatly rebacked to style, gilt motifs to spine, contrasting lettering piece, minor wear to corners. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        État civil, politique et commerçant, du Bengale; ou histoire des conquêtes & de l'administration de la Compagnie Angloise dans ce pays. Ouvrage traduit de l'Anglois.

      - La Haye, Gosse, 1775.2 volumes in 1. Contemporary mottled calf (hinges dam., but holding), spine gilt. With 2 engraved frontispieces and large folding engraved map. XL,222; 240 pp.* First French edition; first published in English in London in 1773. - Willem Bolts (c. 1740-1808) was a Dutch adventurer who entered the English East India Company in Bengal, and got into trouble for private trading in the name of the East India Company. The government of Benares sent him off to England as a prisoner. He sought legal action against them, but ruined himself in the proces. This vigorous exchange of views developed into a bitter controversy and played an important part in fuelling the extensive public debate that was taking place on the subject of the East India Company's operations in India. The French translation was made by Jean Nicolas Demeunier. - Pasted in is a letter in French, dated 1776, dealing with the ceding of Benares by the Rajah to the English East India Company.Cox I, p.299; Chadenat 2791. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Der Menschenfreund. Eine Wochenschrift, geschrieben [.] für das Jahr 1775.

      O. O., 1775. - Nur 1. Band (von 2). (16), 336 SS. (Dabei:) Gedanken eines Deutschen am Namenstage unsers Reichs Oberhaupts den 19. Merz 1775. 8 SS. (Dabei:) Politische Anmerkungen über die Zeitungen und Vorfälle Europens für das Jahr 1775. 112 SS. Loser Vorderdeckel einer zeitgenöss. Interimsbroschur. 8vo. Erste Ausgabe. - Äußerst seltene Wiederaufnahme der radikalen Wochenschrift, die der preußische Abenteurer Friedrich von der Trenck (1727-94) zuvor 1772 in Aachen herausgebracht hatte, wo er sich 1764 (nach fast zehnjähriger Kerkerhaft in Magdeburg wegen versuchter Desertion) niedergelassen und die Tochter des ehemaligen Bürgermeisters geheiratet hatte. Nachdem seine polemisch-aufklärerischen Schriften im katholischen Aachen zuviel Aufsehen erregt hatten, übersiedelte der rastlose Abenteurer nach Österreich. Von den insgesamt 36 Nummern des Jahrgangs 1775 liegen hier die den ersten Band ausmachenden ersten 22 Nummern vor. Dieser Fortsetzungsjahrgang ist sehr selten: Diesch verzeichnet sie gar nicht; noch Kirchner hält Goedekes Angabe ausdrücklich für einen Irrtum. Der "Menschenfreund" gilt als eines der radikalsten aufklärerischen Journale, das mit einzigartiger Schärfe gegen Obskurantentum und Volksentmündigung durch die Kirche anschrieb. Trenck nennt Könige "gekrönte Räuber", die man aufs Rad flechten möge. Schon eine Generation vor der französischen Revolution forderte er die Abschaffung der Stände und eine Ausbildungspflicht für Unterprivilegierte. - Die Heftnumerierung etwas verwirrend, jedoch genau wie bei Gugitz/Portheim angegeben: "1 Bl. Titel, 1 Nr. unpag. 7 Bl. [d. s. Einleitung und ein "Neujahrs-Wunsch" in Versen], sodann Nr. 2-22, 336 S." - Beigebunden sind die als Beilagen zum "Menschenfreund" erschienenen, von Gugitz/Portheim als selbständig geführten "Gedanken eines Deutschen" zum Namenstag von Kaiser Joseph II. (19. März) sowie die "Politischen Anmerkungen über die Zeitungen und Vorfälle Europens" (62 SS., [2] SS. Avertissement, [63]-94, [97]-112 SS.: so cpl.). - Papierbedingt teils leicht braunfleckig. Unbeschnittenes, breitrandiges Exemplar; die Ränder und Ecken etwas lappig bzw. angestaubt. - Von größter Seltenheit, kein einziges der 10 über ZDB nachgewiesenen Exemplare von Trencks Wochenschrift beinhaltet Teile des hier vorliegenden Jahrgangs von 1775. Auch das Exemplar der Wienbibliothek - Sitz der weltgrößten Trenckiana-Sammlung - umfaßt nur 175 SS. (wohl die Nrn. 1-12). Gugitz/Portheim 89, 92, 90. Goedeke V, 302, 4. Hayn/Gotendorf VII, 684. ORBI 3,2:844. Holzmann/Bohatta VII, 4161 und 580 (Beilagen). Vgl. Kirchner 5381. Wurzbach XXXXVII, 149. Vgl. ZDB 400415-2. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Des Erreurs et de la Vérité, ou les Hommes rappellés au principe universel de la Science; Ouvrage dans lequel, en faisant remarquer aux Observateurs l'incertitude de leurs Recherches, & leurs Méprises continuelles, on leur indique la route qu'ils auroient du suivre, pour acquérir l'évidence Physique sur l'origine du bien & du mal, sur l'Homme, sur la Nature matérielle, la Nature immatérielle, & la Nature sacrée, sur les bases des gouvernements politiques, sur l'Autorité des Souverains, sur la Justice Civile & Criminelle, sur les Sciences, les Langues, & les Arts.

      A Edimbourg 1775 - Livre ancien (1bl), 2p de titre, VIIIp, 546p, (1bl) - HRL -. Introuvable édition originale du premier livre écrit par le célèbre théosophe, qui se donna lui-même le nom de "Philosophe Inconnu". L’édition originale eut un impact considérable dès sa sortie; les adeptes les plus fervents de sa doctrine furent la Duchesse de Bourbon, les Marquises de Chabanais, de la Croix, de Lusignan, la Maréchale de Noailles. Condition : in-8, veau marbré, dos plat à 5 nerfs, orné de fleurons, pièce de titre en maroquin rouge, tranches marbrées. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE CANTERBURY TALES OF CHAUCER to Which is Added An Essay Upon His Language and Versification; an Introductory Discourse and Notes in 4 Volumes. Plus Vol. V. Containing a Glossary

      London: T. Payne, 1775. Complete in 5 volumes. FIRST TYRWHITT EDITION of 1775. Vol V. was published in a few years later in 1778 (but still a first edition for this volume) and the imprint of this volume reads: 'printed for T. Payne and Son' Errata page for v. 1- 4 in vol. 1 (pp. [xxxvii]-[xxxviii]), errata for vol. 5 on p. [xxviii] in vol. 5. Pp: vol.1: [4], xxxvi, [ii], 310; vol. 2: [iv], 318; vol. 3: [iv], 320; vol. 4: vii, [i], 336; v. 5: [iv], xxvii, [i], 290, [ii]. An excellent set in the original uncut state, bound in (presumably the publisher's) original paper-covered boards; the leaf size measuring approximately 204 x 127mm (but being uncut, there is some variation). The contents are very good, tight and clean with minimal foxing to a the odd page. Vol. I has an inscription in very small writing "Dr. Wheeler 12. 6. 1784" to the front end paper and the signature of the same also appears to the end paper of vol. IV. Original publisher's paper covered boards, good with the paper to the spine chipped to a varying degree, some spines missing considerable portions of the original paper covering, though vol. V. is very good with minimal chipping. The paper to the joints and hinges is split in most cases, with the boards firmly attached by the cords, though vol. V. is again very good. There is some general wear and rubbing, particularly to the edges and the corners are worn in most volumes. Whilst the bindings are not what one would describe as "fine", they are original and untouched and as such possess an understated charm. We would certainly not recommend any major intervention or rebinding, but if desired they could be housed in a morocco-backed solander box, which would look well on the shelf. We use very experienced bookbinders and would be happy to commission a solander box on your behalf should you wish. Bibliographical note: "The true restorer of Chaucer, and the founder of all intelligent study of his work, was Thomas Tyrwhitt (1730 - 1786), fellow of Merton College, Oxford.... Tyrwhitt had no theory to serve and no arbitary standard to apply; but he had a combined knowledge of classical and medieval literature then probably unequalled in Europe, a correct ear, a sense of poetry and singularly sane judgment strengthened and directed by legal training... It is quite astonishing....to find how far he was in advance not merely of all his predecessors in the study of Chaucer but....of many who have followed.... Tyrwhitt was interested in the history of verse, as Gray had been, and from his grammatical knowledge and critical sense, he made out the rule of Chaucer's heroic verse which had escaped notice for nearly four hundred years. No other piece of medieval scholarship in England can be compared with Tyrwhitt's in inportance....... The art of the grammarian has seldom been better justifed and there are few things in English philosophy more notable than Tyrwhitt's edition of Chaucer" (CHEL) For further information please do not hesitate to contact us.. Full Leather. Very Good. 8vo.

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        La Cuisinière Bourgeoise, Suivie De L’Office, À l’usage de tous ceux qui se mêlent de dépenses de Maisons. Contenant la manière de connoître, dissequer & servir toutes sortes de viandes Nouvelle Édition, augmentée de plusieurs apprêts qui sont marqués par une Étoile.

      Paris: Guillyn, 1775. - 12mo. pp. xxiv, 528. modern vellum, yapp edges (minor worming in E gathering affecting just a few letters, occasional light marginal staining). New and enlarged edition of this French culinary classic, which was originally published in 1746 and frequently reprinted over the next century. In addition to recipes, the work includes alphabetical listings and explanations of cooking terms and utensils, and instructions for preparing menus appropriate for each of the four seasons. Barbier I 827. cfBitting p. 320. cfCagle 337-39. cfOberlé 114-18. cfSimon 1038-39. cfVicaire 235-38.

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        Tryon County Legal Will Document Signed twice by Walter Butler (1752-81) Loyalist

      Walter Butler [1775], Tryon County - WALTER BUTLER SIGNATURE IS RARE ON THE MARKET Autograph Document Signed twice, once in the text and once at the end, by Walter Butler as attorney for the defendant in a case before the County of Tryon Inferior Court of Common Pleas, 8? x 7? inches, Walter studied law in Albany and was admitted to the bar in 1775 shortly before the start of the American Revolution in upper New York state. Very good condition. County of Tryon Inferior Courrts of Common Pleas. Hendrich Mathys, Harme Gornswont , Girvit Von Sant and Jane Von Derkiden Executors of the last will and testament of John Von DerkideninAnd the said Hindwich by Walter Butler his attorney comes and defends the force and injury when ?? and says that he is not instructed by his client Henderich Mathys to give any answer for him to the said Harme Garnworth, Gerrit Von Sant and Jane Von Derkidenin the friends nor doth in say anything in bar or irroclution of the action of him the said Harme, Gerrit or Jane(SIGNED) Walter Butler for def Lifferty for pcts, Walter Butler (1752-81) Loyalist who became a captain in Butler's Rangers, formed by his father, John. He was captured in 1777 by Continental Army troops commanded by Lt. Col. Marinus Willett, but escaped after a few months. He was probably the most hated Loyalist in America, amongst other things, because he commanded the Loyalist raiding party (which included Joseph Brant, a Mohawk chief) that attacked Cherry Valley on November 11, 1778 and the massacre after the battle. Ironically, it was Lt. Col. Willett, who, on October 30, 1781, came across Butler again while pursuing Major John Ross' forces after the Battle of Johnstown. Unfortunately for Col. John Butler, his son Walter was killed with a musket ball to his head, fired randomly from across the river. News of this came to the inhabitants around the same time Cornwallis' surrender was reported, but the Whig inhabitants seemed more pleased with the news of Butler's demise. However, it is said, the news of his death caused great rejoicing in New York's Mohawk Valley. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Le philosophe sans prétention ou L'homme rare. Ouvrage physique, chymique, politique et moral. Dédié aux Savans. Par M.D.L.F.

      - Paris, Clousier, 1775. In-8, demi-veau brun, dos à nerfs guillochés, richement orné de compartiments fleuronnés, titre doré (rel. moderne dans le goût de l'époque), 349, (1) p., faux-titre et titre inclus, planche frontispice, vignette de titre et vignette à mi-page gravées. Edition originale illustrée d'une planche frontispice représentant un aéronef s'élevant dans les airs, gravée en taille-douce par C. Boissel et de deux jolies vignettes. Utopie scientifique qui relate l'arrivée sur Terre d'un habitant de Mercure aux commandes d'un astronef électrique décrit avec précision. Selon Duhem ('Musée de l'aéronautique'), ce serait la première anticipation de la dynamo. L'"extra-terrestre" donne des explications scientifiques sur l'électricité, les planètes ("terre comme la nôtre"), la physique et la chimie, la gravité, les tremblements de terre, l'alchimie, la médecine, etc. "Le premier anticipateur conscient et organisé, pour avoir élaboré en quelques lignes une véritable théorie du roman technique et scientifique, germe qui ne fleurira qu'avec Jules Verne", selon Versins, p. 505. Cf. Mohler & Nicolson, 'The First electrical flying machine', in 'Essays contributed in honor of W.A. Neilson', p. 143-158. (Cohen, 546. Hartig & Soboul, p. 64. Massac, p. 19. Tissandier, p. 8. Valette, n° 177). Ex-libris gravé "The John Crerar Library. Chicago 1894", avec cachets et annulation. Bon exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Cérémonial Du Sacre Des Rois De France . Lettre sur La Sainte Ampoule et sur Le Sacre De Nos Rois à Rheims . Richesses Tirées Du Trésor de L'abbaye De S. Denis . Ordre de La Marche et Des Cérémonies ( Louis XVI )

      Guillaume-Nicolas Desprez, Paris 1775 - Reliure du XIX ° en maroquin havane avec 8 filets or , pièces de titre en vert anglais . Cette compilation d' Alletz , avocat , agronome réunit aussi des textes de l'année 1775 que l'on ne trouve nulle part ailleurs . La page de titre ayant été retirée pour la réunion de tous les documents de la même année , une lettre manuscrite y figure sur les pages de gardes avec cire cachetée par un sceau à initiales pour authentifier l'ouvrage . En voici le contenu détaillé : ALLETZ , Cérémonial du Sacre des Rois de France avec préléminaire : 150 p. - Lettre sur la Sainte Ampoule et sur le Sacre de nos Rois à Rheims de Noël-Antoine PLUCHE : 29 p. - Richesses tirées du trésor de l'Abbaye de S. Denis : 15 p. - Arrêt du Conseil d'Etat du Roi du 15 Mai 1775 : 2 p. - Description historique et topographique de la grande route de Paris à Rheims ( villages par villages ) : 43 p. - Description des décorations de L'Eglise de Rheims pour le Sacre de sa Majesté Louis XVI : 3 p. - Ordre de la marche des cérémonies ( Louis XVI ) : 45 p. - Consultation pour le coadjuteur de Rheims , 13 Mai 1775 de LAGET-BARDELIN , PIALES , VULPIAN , COURTIN : 40 p. - Pièces justificatives , LAGET-BARDELIN : 12 p. - Consultation pour M. L'Evêque de Soissons , 24 Mai 1775 : 62 p. - Notes et Textes justificatifs : 16 p. - Précis de l'inauguration de plusieurs Princes de l'Antiquité depuis le Temple de Salomon dont tables Chronologiques , Pièces de poésie de la ville de Rheims à sa majesté Louis XVI , par M. DELOCHE , Henri BONIFACE , PAUCHET : 96 p. . Quelques défauts , haut de coiffe frotté , quelques rousseurs . Texte sur une ou deux colonnes , latin et français en regard en partie , pour les prières . Vignettes , lettrines fines . Livre ancien , rare et épuisé .- Sous un même volume de 650 gr. Size: In 8 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        HISTOIRE DE L'ASTRONOMIE ANCIENNE, depuis son origine jusqu'à l'établissement de l'Ecole d'Alexandrie.

      1775 - A Paris, Chez les Frères Debure, 1775. In-quarto (212 X 265) basane fauve racinée, dos cinq nerfs, caissons dorés ornés, pièce de titre maroquin grenat, coiffes et coupes ornées, tranches marbrées (reliure de l'époque) ; (1) f. blanc, titre, XXII pages de "Discours préliminaire", 526 pages, 3 planches dépliantes. Petite restauration à une coupe, marges de la page de titre brunies. Une note manuscrite à l'encre noire sur papier ancien contrecollée en marge de la page 79. Ex-libris collé sur le premier contreplat. EDITION ORIGINALE de cet « ouvrage important et agréable tout à la fois, rempli de dissertations savantes, d'idées lumineuses, de peintures brillantes » (DE LALANDE, Bibliographie Astronomique, page 731). « Cet ouvrage, écrit avec élégance, d'un style brillant, quelquefois animé, fut reçu avec une extrême faveur. » (MICHAUD, II, 644). Bien COMPLET des TROIS PLANCHES dépliantes de reproductions de signes zodiacaux dessinés par Fossier et gravés par Y. Le Gouaz. EXEMPLAIRE DE « Monsieur Bernardi, Lieutenant-Général au Siège du Comté de Sault ». Joseph-Elzéar-Dominique BERNARDI (1751-1824), dont les opinions monarchistes faillirent lui être fatales en 1793, fut un des plus profonds légistes de son temps. BEL EXEMPLAIRE en reliure d'époque. NICE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Ufficio della Settimana Santa

      Venezia, Remondini, 1775 - In16mo; pp. 608. Sheepskin, gilt decorations on both sides. Back in sections. Cm. 14,5 x 10. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Morality of Shakespeare's Drama Illustrated. By Mrs. Griffith.

      London: Printed for T. Cadell, in the Strand. MDCCLXXV. [1775]. - Size of the binding: 5 1/4 inches x 8 3/8 in., title-page with typographic ornament; 2 page dedication to David Garrick, dated November 1, 1774; preface with printed errata on the reverse of p. xiii; halftitle for The Tempest with Dramatis Personae on the reverse. xiii, [3]pp., pp. [1]-528. Bound in old calf with gilt decorations across the spine. The spine shows chipping to the ends, with a central vertical split, and the spine has been "varnished" with an adhesive product, at some point, to keep the book together, the front free endpaper shows tears, lacking the back free endpaper, pasting of the front endpaper and last page to the inner covers; the covers show general wear to the corners, edges, bookplate removed from the front paste-down endpaper, some early pencilings are present on this endpaper. Pages show age-related tanning. A textually complete copy of the London, 1775 edition, but with the wear, and various attempts at "restoration," noted above. A rare item. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Die Auferstehung". Eigenh. Gedicht mit U. ("J. A. Cramer").

      O. O. u. D. - 16½ SS. auf 10 Bll. Fadengeheftet. Mit einer Beilage (s. u.). "Bald schwingt mein Geist sich auch vom Staube | Zu meinem Heile das ich glaube, | Zu Dir, o mein Messias, los; | Bald nimmst du meinen Leib, o Erde! | Damit er ganz verherrlicht werde; | In deinen mütterlichen Schoos. | Dann weint die Wollust meines Lebens | Ein Freund, und meiner Jugend Weib, | Und ihre Klage ruft vergebens | Den Geist in den bethränten Leib" (es folgen 25 weitere Strophen). - Beiliegend ein zeitgenössisches Gedicht von nicht identifizierter Hand mit dem Titel "An meinem Geburtstage d. 12. Jan. 1775" (3½ SS. auf Doppelblatt, 8vo). - Stärker fleckig und gebräunt.

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        Dictionnaire De Musique, Tome Second (N - Z). Collection Complete Des Oeuvres De J.J. Rousseau , Avec Figures En Taille-Douce. Nouvelle Edition, Soigneusement Revue & Corrigée, Tome onzième.

      De L'imprimerie De Samuel Fauche, Libraire Du Roi, Neufchatel (suisse) 1775 - Second volume du dictionnaire de musique. Titre, titre avec vignette gravée, 372p, suivi de 13 planches de musique dépliantes gravées. Reliure d'époque, plein veau granité, dos à nerfs et caissons dorés, tranches marbrées, coiffe supérieure rognée, texte et planches très bon état. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Settling his personal affairs following the death of his wife Margaret, Benedict Arnold agrees to pay a duty to Connecticut for rum imported from Antigua aboard his ship Polly, which soon would be converted into a privateer

      War date partly-printed Document Signed "Bened[ic]t Arnold," 1 page, 6.5" x 6.75", New Haven, July 15, 1775, a bond for £68 toward the payment of duties on imported Rum from the Island of Antigua shipped aboard his brigantine Polly. Additionally signed by the ship's captain, "William Pluymert" and "Jon. Cosens Ogden." Partly-separated folds repaired on verso, light soiling and toning, else very good condition with a superbly dark and bold signature by Arnold. When war erupted at Lexington and Concord in April, Arnold, like most merchants, still had ships at sea on voyages planned some time beforehand. Thus was the case of the brigantine, Polly, captained by William Pluymert, which had sailed from New Haven bound for Antigua on April 5, two weeks before the Battles of Lexington and Concord (Connecticut Journal, April 5, 1775, p.3). It appears that Pluymert departed Antigua in time to avoid an embargo imposed by the local authorities on June

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        Constituciones de la Real y Pontificia Universidad de Mexico

      Zuniga y Ontiveros, Mexico City 1775 - Quarto (31 x 21 cm), 16 ff, 238 pp, 11 ff (index). Palau (60067). Palafox (1600 - 59) was one of the most productive and enlightened of the Viceroy/ Bishops that came from Spain to make a mark in the New World. Although he served as archbishop of Puebla for many years, it was during his short stint as Viceroy that saw the drawing up of new statutes for the governing of the University of Mexico, their first major amendment since the foundation in 1551, the first university in the Americas, and based on the statutes of the University of Salamanca in Spain. His conflict with the Jesuits over their many special privileges became very acrimonious, and though he had the support of the King and even the Pope, he was eventually appointed to a bishopric in Spain for the sake of peace. His case for beatification is still ongoing. The book is quite scarce in the market -- I find one auction record only dating back to 1981, and that of a rather rough copy. This copy previously belonged to Walter Howe, and bears his signature with the date 1938, as well as his bookplate. Howe was Ambassador to Chile and also professor of history of the United States at the University of Mexico (UNAM) as is attested by an envelope tipped into the front pastedown, with a letter confirming the appointment. (Howe's particular interest was mining law in New Spain, on which he wrote a book, the Mining Guild of New Spain, Harvard Pr., 1948.) There is some worming along the left inner hinge, but it does not affect the text. The binding is a handsome contemporary full marbled calf, gilt, with red morocco spine label. Despite the slight worming, this is a very good copy, and with a distinguished provenance, of a book that one very seldom sees. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Isola di Minorca di nuova projezione.

      Venice. 1775-85 - Size: 420 x 330 mm. Fine condition, good margins. Copper engraving. Original colour. Attractive map of Minorca, with inset map of the port of Mahon, with depth soundings. Decorated cartouche of a rural scene, with a man under a tree watching a cow. There is a compass rose at sea, and 2 mileage scales - one for English miles, and the other for Italian miles. Antonio Zatta was one of the leading cartographers and publishers of the time, and his Atlante Novissimo was one of the most beautifully produced of 18th century atlases. He drew on the work of other cartographers and developed his own distinctive, elegant style. The maps were engraved by G. Pitteri and G. V. Pasquali. (Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers: Q-Z page 429).

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

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

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        A Draught of the Gut of Canso Between Nova Scotia and Cape Breton Island, Surveyed by the King's Ships in 1761. / A Plan of Port Dauphin, on the Eastern Side of Cape Breton Island, Surveyed in 1743. / A plan of Murgain or Cow Bay, on the Eastern Side of Cape Breton Island, Surveyed in August 1760. [published in: The North-American Pilot for Newfoundland, Labradore, the Gulf and River St.Laurence: being a collection of sixty accurate charts and plans, drawn from original surveys: taken by James Cook and Michael Lane, Surveyors, and Joseph Gilbert, and other officers in the King's service]

      Robert Sayer & John Bennett, London 1775 - A spectacular chart from the survey which laid the foundation upon which Captain Cook's reputation as a surveyor and navigator rested. At the conclusion of the French and Indian War, the British needed accurate charts of the territories that had been awarded to them in the Treaty of Paris. The areas that were of particular interest to the Admiralty included Labrador and Newfoundland. "On 19 April 1763 James Cook, Master R.N. was ordered by the Admiralty to proceed to Newfoundland 'in order to your taking a survey of the Parts of the Coasts and Harbours of that Island'" (Tooley & Skelton, in Tooley's The Mapping of America p.177). His appointment would have been based, in no small part, on the glowing endorsment of his commanding officer, who had written to the Admiralty in December 1762 "that from my experience of Mr. Cook's genius and capacity, I think him well fitted for the work he has undertaken, and for greater undertakings of the same kind". "The charting of Newfoundland and southern Labrador by Cook. and by his successor Michael Lane . was unequalled, for thoroughness and method, by any previous hydrographic work by Englishmen [and also allowed Cook to master the art of practical surveying and navigation, in a way that brought him to the attention of the Admiralty and Royal Society at a crucial moment. More immediately.] it produced the first charts of this extensive and difficult coastline that could (in the words of a later hydrographer) 'with any degree of safety be trusted by the seaman'" (Tooley & Skelton op. cit.). Cook started by surveying the northwest stretch of coastline in 1763 and 1764, then in 1765 and 1766 the south coast between Cape Ray and the Burin Peninsula, and in 1767 the west coast. His work was interrupted by what was to prove to be the first of his three great voyages to the Pacific, and the work on Newfoundland and southern Labrador was finished by Michael Lane between 1768 and 1773. Thomas Jefferys used the charts by Cook and others to form the "Collection of Charts of 1769-70, a prototype . for the celebrated North-American Pilot which was to be published in five English editions from 1775 to 1806" (Tooley & Skelton op,cit.). The present example is from Sayer and Bennett's 1775 edition (Tooley & Skelton's # 13). Cf. Sabin, Dictionary of Books Relating to America 35966; Skelton & Tooley, "The Marine Surveys of James Cook in North America" 13.X in Tooley, The Mapping of America. Copper engraving on a single page (approx. plate area: 14 x 21 inches). Good condition, old vertical fold.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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