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        Hancock Document Signed about a Shipment of Goods bound for England

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

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        BY HIS EXCELLENCY THE HON. THOMAS GAGE, ESQ....A PROCLAMATION. WHEREAS THE INFATUATED MULTITUDES, WHO HAVE LONG SUFFERED THEMSELVES TO BE CONDUCTED BY CERTAIN WELL KNOWN INCENDIARIES AND TRAITORS, IN A FATAL PROGRESSION OF CRIMES, AGAINST THE CONSTITUTIONAL AUTHORITY OF THE STATE, HAVE AT LENGTH PROCEEDED TO AVOWED REBELLION....[caption title and beginning of text]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Yellow-Footed Green Pigeon, Treron Phoenicoptera

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

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        A JOURNEY TO THE WESTERN ISLANDS OF SCOTLAND

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

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        A Black-tailed Godwit, Limosa Limosa

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

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        A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland

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

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

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

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        A Pair of Common (Eurasian) Quail

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

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        THE SEVERAL ASSEMBLIES OF NEW-JERSEY, PENNSYLVANIA AND VIRGINIA, HAVING REFERRED TO THE CONGRESS A RESOLUTION OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS OF GREAT-BRITAIN, WHICH RESOLUTION IS IN THESE WORDS...[caption title]

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

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

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

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        A COLLECTOIN OF POEMS IN SIX VOLUMES BY SEVERAL HANDS

      1775 . A COLLECTOIN OF POEMS IN SIX VOLUMES BY SEVERAL HANDS. A COLLECTION OF POEMS IN FOUR VOLUMES BY SEVERAL HANDS. London: J. Dodsley, 1775. 10 volumes. 8vo. Matching bindings. Full calf/gilt/red and black leather spine labels. 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 set. $750.00

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        TRAVELS THROUGH PORTUGAL AND SPAIN, IN 1772 & 1773

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

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        THE PENNSYLVANIA MAGAZINE: OR, AMERICAN MONTHLY MUSEUM. FOR MARCH [& AUGUST] 1775.

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

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

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

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

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

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        Sur la legislation et le commerce des grains

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        LIZARZA, ELDUA, BERASTEGI. AUTOS DE NOBLEZA E HIDALGUIA DE LA FAMILIA MINTEGUIAGA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Etat civil, politique et commercant du Bengale

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

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        Washington?s Headquarters at Cambridge

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

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        Earth from Bunker Hill

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

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

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

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

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

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        The Spectator

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

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

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

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

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

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        Die Geschichte von Hamburg (2 Bände)

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        Traducção da Defeza de Cecilia Faragó, accusada do crime de Feitiçãria obra util para desabusar as pessoas preoccupadas da arte magica, e seus pertendidos efeitos

      - Na Officina de Manoel Coelho Amado, Lisboa, 1775. De (3)+346págs+(3). 20,5m. Enc. Em 1774, a Real Mesa Censória examinou o pedido de impressão da tradução de um livro italiano intitulado Difesa de Cecilia Faragò, inquisita di fattucchieria, cuja tese sustentada é a da inexistência da arte mágica atribuída aos feiticeiros. Encadernação inteira de pele da época. Bom exemplar. In 1774, the Royal Censorial Court examined a request to print the translation of an Italian book called Difesa de Cecilia Faragò, inquisita di fattucchieria, whose well-reasoned thesis argued for the inexistence of the magical art ascribed to witches and wizards. Original full leather binding. Good copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Chart of the Banks of Newfoundland , Drawn from a great number of hydrographical surveys, chiefly from those of Chabert, Cook and Fleurieu, connected and ascertained by astronomical observations

      London: printed for Robert Sayer and John Bennet, 53 Fleet Street, 1775. Engraved chart, 540 x 705 mm. with simple early handcolouring to the coastlines; blank margins a little chipped (with slight loss, image unaffected), a little rubbed and toned, good condition overall. Attractive large map of the Grand Banks of Newfoundland, derived from the survey work of James Cook that established his reputation as a pre-eminent naval hydrographer and ultimately led to selection as master of the Endeavour voyage of 1768-1771 to the east coast of Australia and the South Pacific. Cook's mapmaking in North American waters enjoys a legendary reputation for its accuracy, and is widely recognised as the apprentice-piece which got him command of the Endeavour. After serving his apprenticeship aboard Whitby colliers, Cook entered the Royal Navy in 1758 to fight the French in North America. Cook's reliable work surveying the St. Lawrence River attracted the attention of the Admiralty, an important task given the role of good charts in the capture of Quebec. During the eighteenth century the process of map-making was fraught with error; typically naval officers collected bearings while the business of of constructing charts was left to engravers working after the fact. Curious and methodical, Cook was at the vanguard of a new era of naval map-makers for whom technical competence was paramount. The need for a Newfoundland survey arose from the conclusion of the Seven Year's War, where the English asserted their fishing rights in the region. French fisherman were allowed limited concessions for catching and curing cod from these rich waters, but to enforce the terms of the Paris treaty of 1763 new and accurate charts were needed. Cook was selected as master of the Greville in 1764, and the Newfoundland surveys occupied the next three years. During this time he observed and recorded a solar eclipse using a quadrant by London instrument maker John Bird (whose tools were likewise used by Cook and astronomer Charles Green during their observation of the Transit of Venus), and prepared a paper read before the Royal Society in 1766. Cook's Royal Society address, combined with dedicated service against the French on the St Lawrence River and the Newfoundland charts 'established for him a well-deserved reputation with the higher authorities. Consequently, when the Royal Society presented a memorial to the King setting forth the advantages to be gained from the observation of the transit of Venus in the South Seas in 1769, it is not surprising to find Cook's name considered for the position of leader of the expedition' (Rear-Admiral H.P. Douglas, Cook as a Hydrographical Surveyor). Cook's appointment was controversial as he trumped Alexander Dalrymple, an experienced navigator well-established in Admiralty circles. The publication of Cook's survey work fell to Thomas Jeffreys, and this map was printed for his American Atlas of 1775. Jeffrey previously published a selection of North American maps titled A Collection of Charts of the Coasts of Newfoundland, published 1770 and now very rare. These maps formed the basis of The American Atlas and its companion volume The North-American Pilot. Both were popular and republished in several editions until 1806. The value of Jeffrey's publishing lay in his access to naval survey work: 'Thomas Jeffreys was an astute business-man and a publisher of integrity; as Geographer to the King, he enjoyed semi-official standing which gave him access to public documents and map-drafts for engraving and publication. It is a reasonable conjecture that his purchase of Cook's plates prompted him to seek other materials of comparable authority and assemble them into a sea-atlas' (Skelton).

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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