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        Aiglon de Nid [Nesting Eagle]

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

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        HARTLEY'S THEORY OF THE HUMAN MIND, on the principle of the Association of Ideas; with essays relating to the subject of it.

      London, J. Johnson, 1775.FIRST EDITION 1775. 8vo, 220 x 125 mm, 8½ x 5 inches, pages lxii, iv, 372, plus (4) - catalogue of Priestley's works and errata, bound in full sprinkled calf, double ruled gilt border to covers, raised bands and gilt rules to spine, gilt lettered morocco label, all edges speckled red. Slight chipping to head and tail of spine, 25 mm (1 inch) cracked at top of hinges, just starting to crack at bottom, corners slightly worn with cardboard showing at tips, endpapers browned at edges, H. F. Norman MD bookplate on front pastedown, title page lightly browned and very lightly foxed, last 4 pages of text and catalogue lightly foxed, otherwise contents clean, binding tight and firm. A very good copy of the first edition. See; Christies The Haskell F. Norman Library of Science and Medicine, Part II, Lot 734. Joseph Priestley (1733 ?1804) was an English chemist, philosopher, dissenting clergyman, and educator. He made important contributions in the fields of education, moral philosophy, theology, metaphysics, political economy, history and science. He is known for his investigations of carbon dioxide and the co - discovery, with Antoine Lavoisier, of oxygen. As a young man at Daventry academy Priestley read David Hartley's Observations on Man (1749), a long psychological, philosophical and theological treatise that builds on the ideas of Locke and Isaac Newton. Later Priestley wrote that it was the book most responsible for opening his mind to new ideas and claimed that he learned more from this text than from any other, save the Bible. When Priestley was made aware of how few people were really familiar with Hartley's ideas, he took it upon himself to prepare a severely redacted edition of Observations on Man for the public which would contain some explanatory essays. It is this work, Hartley's Theory of the Human Mind that finally made Priestley's ideas regarding association popular. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        Kilgarren Castle in South Wales

      John Boydell, London 1775 - Kilgarren, or rather 'Cilgerran Castle stands on a precipitous, craggy promontory overlooking the river Teifi where it merges with the Plysgog stream. The Teifi here is just at its tidal limit, so the castle was able to control both a natural crossing point and the passage of seagoing ships. We cannot be sure when this strong site was first fortified. Cilgerran is first mentioned by name in 1164, when the Lord Rhys captured the castle here. It was retaken by William Marshall, earl of Pembroke, in 1204, only to be taken again by the Welsh during Llywelyn the Great's campaigns in 1215. However, eight years later, William's son, another William, regained control, and it was probably he who built the imposing masonry castle we see today. In the 1370s an invasion from France was feared, and Edward III ordered that the now rather derelict Cilgerran be refortified. The north-west tower probably belongs to this period - it is clearly an addition, though so ruinous that it is difficult to date. After 1389, when the Hastings family died out, the castle passed to the crown, with which it was thenceforward closely associated. It may have been captured and held for a short time in 1405 during Owain Glyndwr's wars of independence; we know for certain that it was much damaged during the attack. But after that the castle's active military service came to an end. In the Tudor period, the Vaughan family were granted the castle by Henry VII, and they continued to occupy it until the early 17th century, when they built a new house nearby. The castle fell into ruin, but its picturesque setting made it an early favorite among tourists who, from the 18th century, could visit by boat from Cardigan.' Richard Wilson 'was born at Penegoes in Montgomeryshire.on 1 Aug. 1714. His mother was one of the Wynnes of Leeswold. His father.gave his son, who does not seem to have gone to school, an excellent classical education. With the assistance of Sir George Wynne, Wilson was sent to London in 1729, and placed with Thomas Wright, a portrait-painter, of whom little is known. Wilson began his artistic career as a portrait-painter, and attained some position in that branch of the profession. In 1749 Wilson went to Italy, and there he painted a landscape which excited the admiration of Francesco Zuccarelli, who advised him to take to landscape-painting. This was at Venice, and either there or at Rome Horace Vernet encouraged him to do the same. The French painter also exchanged landscapes with him and showed Wilson's in his own studio with generous praise to all comers. Wilson soon gained a considerable reputation in Italy as a landscape-painter. Wilson is now acknowledged to be one of the greatest of English landscape-painters. His art was based upon that of Salvator Rosa, Gaspar Poussin, and Claude. It was inspired by the scenery of Italy, and especially of the Campagna, with its clear bright skies and ancient ruins. It was somewhat formal and careless of detail, but in grandeur of design, in breadth of treatment, in the harmony of its rich but quiet colour, and in the rendering of space and air, Wilson has few rivals. His pictures of his own country, like the noble Snowdon from Nantlle, lent by Mr. F. Worsley-Taylor to the 1899 exhibition in the corporation of London art gallery, are among his finest works; and, though they have a strong resemblance to his pictures of Italy, they contain much local truth of form and atmosphere. He used a very restricted palette, and painted with one brush.' ( DNB ). Engraving, coloured by hand, by William Elliott. (One expertly repaired marginal tear and some dust soiling to margins).

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        Rural Improvements: Or, Essays on the Most Rational Methods of Improving Estates; Accommodated to the Soil, Climate, and Circumstances of England: In Which it is Clearly Demonstrated, That the Landed Estates of This Kingdom May with Certainty, and at a

      London: Printed for J. Dodsley, 1775. Hardback, no dust-wrapper. xvi, 528, xv, (1)pp. 21cm x 14.5cm. 1st edition 1775. Recent 1/2 calf with marbled paper-covered boards, new end-papers. Gilt titles to spine. Top edge marked. Previous owner's name to titlepage. Occasional slight foxing to text. Published anonymously but attributed to Joseph Wimpey.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket.

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        Carte De La Virginie Et Du Maryland Dressee Sur La Grande Carte Angloise De Mrs. Josue Fry et Pierre Jefferson

      Paris: Gilles Robert De Vaugondy, 1775. Map. Near Fine. Map. Sheet is approximately 30.5" x 22"; map is approximately 26" x 20". Bright, fresh color. Very light toning and wear. The 'dark' upper marginal area in the accompanying image is a photo shadow; there is no discoloration on the map. This is an exceptionally nice example of De Vaugondy's beautiful single-sheet interpretation of the famous Fry-Jefferson map and one of the most sought after 18th Century maps of Virginia and Maryland. No other contemporary maps provided an equally detailed view of the region, which extends as far east as New Jersey, as far north as Philadelphia, as far south as North Carolina, and as far west as the Alleghany Mountains. Although the title is in French, almost all other text is in English. De Vagoundy first published this map in 1755, however this fifth state printing (no date in the cartouche) was produced in the mid to late 1770s.

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        THE CHINESE TRAVELLER, containing a Geographical, Commercial and Political History of China. To which is prefixed, The life of Confucius, ... Collected from Du Halde, Le Compte, and other modern travellers.

      London, E. and D. Dilly, 1775.SECOND EDITION with large additions and amendments 1775 (first published in 1772), 2 volumes complete set, tall 12mo, approximately 180 x 105 mm, 7 x 4 inches, folding map and 4 engraved plates, 2 folding, folding leaf of vocabulary, pages: vii, (1), 267; iii, (1), 299, (1) - Directions to binder, bound in modern quarter burgundy morocco over marbled boards, gilt raised bands, 4 small gilt ornaments in compartments, gilt lettering and volume number, new endpapers. Frontispiece of Confucius faintly foxed in margins and tiny tip of lower margin corner missing, very occasional pale foxing to margins within, small blank corner missing on Volume I G2 due to paper flaw, pale foxing on text of Volume I, H11v - H12r - v, and Volume II, L7r - L9r, 1 folding plate very lightly browned and with tiny closed tear to top edge neatly repaired on reverse, not affecting image, very pale offsetting to title page of Volume II from folding map, short closed tear on image (without loss) neatly repaired and tiny neat repair to lower blank corner of silk manufactory folding plate. A very good set. Subjects covered are listed on title page: customs, manners, religion, agriculture, government, arts, sciences, ceremonies, buildings, language, physick, trade, manufactures, shipping, plants, trees, beasts, birds, &c. &c. Cordier, Bibliotheca Sinica, Volume I, 54; Lust, Western Books on China to 1850, No.6; Lowendahl, Volume I, No.584. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Journal of the Resolution's Voyage, In 1772, 1773, 1774, and 1775

      London: F. Newbery, 1775. Octavo, folding frontispiece map and five plates, leaf D2 is a cancel as usual; a very good copy in modern polished light tan calf. The first Antarctic exploration. First edition, the earliest account of any Antarctic exploration. This is the first full account of Cook's second voyage to have been published, a surreptitious narrative that preceded the official account by at least eighteen months. Although published anonymously, this is known to have been the work of John Marra, a Cook regular who was also to be an Australian First Fleeter. As early as September 1775 Cook was aware of the authorship: he had asked the gunner Anderson whether he had written the journal, and Anderson had convinced Marra to come forward. Amazingly, Johann Forster, the controversial naturalist of the second voyage, assisted in getting the book ready for the press (see Kroepelien, 809). The second voyage marked the first crossing of the Antarctic Circle, and Marra's book thus contains 'the first… firsthand account of the Antarctic regions…' (Rosove, Antarctica, 1772-1922). The engravings include the earliest Antarctic landscape, thirty-eight pages of text deal with the Antarctic visit, and the main map shows the passage of Cook's two ships to the high southern latitudes. Although Marra was aboard the Resolution, he also gives an account of the voyage of the Adventure during the period when the two ships were separated, including mention of the time the Adventure spent on the Tasmanian coast. 'A rare work… it contains details of many events not recorded in the official account, and a preface recording the causes which led Banks and his staff to withdraw from the expedition at the last moment. Accordingly it is a vital second voyage item…' (Davidson). Marra (sometimes Mara) was an Irish sailor who had first sailed with Cook on the last leg of the Endeavour voyage, joining the crew in Batavia. He twice attempted to jump ship during the second voyage, the second time swimming desperately for shore as the Resolution left Tahiti. This latter unsuccessful attempt at desertion was only lightly punished by Cook, who mused in his journal that any man without 'friends or connections to confine him to any part of the world' could not 'spend his days better than at one of those isles where he can injoy all the necessaries and some of the luxuries of life in ease and Plenty.' (Beaglehole, Journals, II, p. 404). Although Marra protested that he foresaw no career for himself in the Navy, he would go on to be a gunner's mate on HMS Sirius, flagship of the First Fleet. He does not appear to have mended his ways, and is reported as having been 'lost in the bush for three days on the north shore of Port Jackson in November 1789…' (Keith Vincent Smith, Tupaia's Sketchbook, http://www.bl.uk/collections/eblj/2005/pdfarticles/article10.pdf).

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        A set of the three official voyage accounts in their Irish printings

      Dublin: 1775-, 1784. Seven volumes of text, octavo, and a quarto atlas of plates; with two folding maps, seven engraved plates, mostly folding, and two folding tables in the text volumes, and 26 maps and views, some folding, in the atlas; a really attractive set in excellent condition in contemporary Irish calf, simply gilt, double labels, original owner's initials stamped in gilt on all front covers. Delightful Irish set. A fine Irish set of Cook's voyages, assembled and bound as published. The three voyages are in slightly differing bindings which complement each other and form a delightful set, with uniform contemporary provenance (the initials G.T. stamped in gilt on all front covers). The set is made up as follows: FIRST VOYAGE. HAWKESWORTH, John. An Account of the Voyages… for making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere… To which is added, A Voyage to the North Pole by Commodore Phipps… Two volumes, octavo, with a large folding map (and another folding chart to the Phipps section), and altogether six engraved plates, several of them folding. Dublin, James Williams, 1775. Beddie records only the Mitchell Library copy of this. The earlier Dublin version of 1773 (Beddie 649) had been unillustrated except for a general map. SECOND VOYAGE. COOK, James. A Voyage towards the South Pole, and Round the World… Two volumes, octavo, with a folding table. Dublin, J. Williams [et al], 1784. Beddie had not seen this edition, and listed only a copy in the National Library of Australia. An earlier Dublin version appeared in 1777 (Beddie 1218). This would have been the edition available at the time the third voyage account was published. It closes with a long section of "Tables of the Route"; followed by the separate section "Vocabulary of the language of the Society Isles"; and finally Pringle's "Discourse upon some late improvements", Cook's famous report on scurvy. THIRD VOYAGE. COOK, James and James KING. A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean… Three volumes, octavo, with frontispiece portrait and a folding table, and atlas quarto, containing 26 maps and views, some folding. Dublin, H. Chamberlayne… Williams [and many others], 1784. The first Irish edition of the third voyage. Dublin editions of English originals at this period are more usually hastily published unauthorised piracies of books reckoned likely to be popular: these editions of Cook's three voyages are a more serious affair than that, and this is a handsome example of how Cook was published in Georgian Ireland.

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        Report of the Committee appointed on the twenty-third of September last to inquire into the causes and particulars of the invasion of the city of Washington, by the British forces in the month of August, 1814. November 29, 1814. [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. Third edition. Very Good. Third edition, revised and corrected, with additions, 1775. Despite being the third edition, this appears to be the first Dublin printing. Disbound, 98pp. The second speech has its own undated title page, but pagination is continuous. Very good with folding chart, light occasional foxing. RARE.

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        Das Opfer der Vestalinnen.

      1775. Feder in Schwarz, braun laviert, über Bleistiftskizze, auf Bütten, auf Untersatz mit Tuschlinien und Aquarellrand montiert, dort rechts unten signiert und datiert "Parizeau fecit 1775". 15,8:23,5 cm. Vergleichsliteratur: Ausst. Katalog: Von Callot bis Greuze. Französische Zeichnungen des 17. und 18. Jahrhunderts. Im Blickfeld der Goethezeit V. Weimar 2005, S. 220, Nr. 81 mit farb. Abb.. Über Parizeaus Leben und Werk ist wenig bekannt und es fehlt bisher eine grundlegende Arbeit über ihn. Seit Beginn der sechziger Jahre war er Schüler von J.Gg. Wille (1715-1808) und als Maler und Radierer in Paris tätig. Nur wenige seiner Gemälde sind bisher bekannt geworden und es scheint, als wäre er hauptsächlich als Zeichner tätig gewesen. Blätter von seiner Hand befinden sich in den Graph. Sammlungen in Düsseldorf, Basel, Darmstadt, dem Metropolitan Museum New York sowie in der Sammlung von Jeffrey E. Horvitz. Georg Melchior Kraus (1737-1806) hat beispielsweise nach ihm gezeichnet.

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

      1775 - London: Robert Sayer, 1775. Outline colour. Two sheets conjoined, total 610 x 950mm. A few small repairs. A detailed chart of the St Lawrence, published close to the outbreak of the American Revolution. The main chart shows from Anticosti Island to Quebec, with the continuation to Lake Ontario in an inset above, and three other inset details.

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        A Collection of Voyages chiefly in the Southern Atlantick Ocean . Published from Original M.S.S. By Alexander Dalrymple

      London: Printed for the Author, Sold by J. Nourse [and others], 1775. Quarto, with three engraved charts; light embrowning to margins of first and final leaves; an excellent large copy (partly uncut) in a good modern binding of light sprinkled calf antique. The first English voyage of scientific discovery. The only edition: this very rare collection of voyages was published by Dalrymple to prove the existence of a southern land in the Atlantic rather than the Pacific, and to lobby for its colonisation. This book contains the first published account of the first English scientific voyage of discovery. In 1698 scientist and astronomer was appointed to command the Paramour to the South Atlantic with the express purpose of observing and measuring meteorological phenomena, magnetic variations, and the like. The Paramour reached as far south as 52° latitude before icebergs proved hazardous; Halley's account is here included to bolster Dalrymple's belief in a landmass located in the South Atlantic - as far as possible from James Cook's first voyage discoveries. In his curious and engaging preface, Dalrymple explains his flustered attempts to raise support for an expedition to seek the anticipated South Land, followed by a proposed constitution for the new colony. The list of 34 'Fundamental and Unalterable Laws' combine pragmatism, egalitarianism and self-interest in equal parts; for example, in Act 22 of the constitution we read 'Women not debarred from from Publick Office, but may enjoy their rights in the Publick Assembly on the same footing as men.' It is a complicated book, made up of six different sections, printed for Dalrymple in at least three places - Paris, Edinburgh, and London. Firstly Dalrymple urges the government to colonise the "Isla muy grande y amena"; this is followed by Edmund Halley's "Two Voyages made in 1698, 1699, and 1700", with two charts ("Islands of Ice, Rocks of Martin Vaz, and Trinidad"; and "Plan of Camarones Bay; Plan of the Bay and Harbour of St. Helena on the E. Coast of Patagonia"). Seixas y Lovera's "Geographical Description of Terra Magellanica" (first edition of this text in English); a description of Seixas's book had been published in Madrid in 1690. This extract gives the text of Antoine de la Roche's discovery of the island, in 45ºS, northwest of the Falklands, which Dalrymple names I. Grande. Seixas' book had included a translation of La Roche 'from a Description of La Roche, privately printed in London in 12 sheets, folded in 4 in 1678, in the French idiom…', which we cannot find anywhere recorded. This is the first English edition. The book further includes Bouvet des Loziers "Voyage fait aux Terres Australes" in 1738-9, with a chart (this was printed for Dalrymple in Paris); an extract from the journal of Ducloz Guyot who sailed south in the Leon in 1753 (this was printed in Scotland); and finally meteorological details for the Falklands from John McBride's unpublished manuscript journal for 1766-7 held in the Admiralty. Although some of these pieces had been prepared as early as 1772, Dalrymple had put off publication intending to write a long historical introduction, much as he had done for his better-known work on South Sea voyages. In 1775, however, he left England hurriedly to return to Madras as a member of council, rehabilitated after his earlier clashes with the Madras government and the officers of the East India Company. Some of the pieces were prepared shortly after Cook's return from his first voyage, when Dalrymple must have been smarting again from his failure to be given command of the Endeavour voyage.

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        ELEMENTS DE FORTIFICATION

      Paris, Charles-Antoine Jombert, pere, Libraire du Roi pour l'Artillerie & le Genie, 1775.contenant la construction raisonnee des ouvrages de la fortification; les systemes des ingenieurs les plus celebres; la fortification irreguliere; le trace des redoutes, forts de campagne, etc. Avec un plan des principales instructions pour former les jeunes officiers dans la science militaire. Septieme edition, augmentee d'un discours sur l'utilite des places fortes; de nouvelles notes, et d'observations particulieres sur differents objets de la fortification. Seventh edition, enlarged, French text, 8vo, 200 x 125 mm, 8 x 5 inches, 32 folding sheets with a total of 38 engraved plates (numbered 1 - 37 but 2 plates numbered 3), pages (4), 96, 1 - 413, (5), including dictionary of fortification terms and index, bound in full mottled calf, raised bands, gilt decoration and gilt lettered morocco label to spine, all edges red. Binding worn, head and tail of spine chipped, upper hinge cracked but holding on the cords, lower hinge cracked at top 25 mm (1 inch), label badly chipped, corners showing cardboard at tips, front inner paper hinge cracked, armorial bookplate on front endpaper, signature on half - title, inscription at top of title page, small chip to 1 upper margin, 1 brief margin ink note, 1 word corrected, contents clean, some plates misfolded and protruding slightly from text block, fore - edge margin of some plates dusty or slightly worn or creased, lower margin trimmed off plate XIX. Text block tight and firm. A good copy. Guillaume Leblond (1704 - 1781) was a French teacher of mathematics. He was the author of the article on L'Art Militaire in the Encyclopedie of Diderot and D'Alembert. This copy of the book was given to Colonel George Napier (1751 - 1804) in 1792 and has his signature on the half - title. He was the father of 3 distinguished officers in Wellington's army, one of whom was General Sir George Thomas Napier. The bookplate of the latter's son General W. C. E. Napier is on the front pastedown. He published his father's autobiography in 1885 and was also the author of an important work on outpost duty. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Le Barbier de Séville, ou la Précaution inutile, comédie en quatre actes,

      chez Ruault, Libraire, rue de la Harpe,, à Paris, 1775 - in-8, page de titre, 1 ff avec la liste des personnages, la pièce commence à la page 5, 88 p. suivi de : Lettre modérée sur la chute et la critique du Barbier de Séville, XX p., reliure plein veau, double filet doré sur les plats, dos lisse orné, reliure en très bon état, à l'intérieur taches et salissures. Edition originale, Cordier décrit 5 éditions sous la date de 1775 et cette édition qui contient la Lettre modérée, mais pas l'approbation et la permission, est placée au premier rang (N°46).

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        AN ESSAY ON THE ORIGINAL GENIUS AND WRITING OF HOMER: with A Comparative View of the Ancient and Present State of the Troade.

      London, printed by H. Hughs for T. Payne, and P. Elmsley, 1775.FIRST EDITION THUS, 1775 (the Essay was previously printed on its own in 1769). 4to, approximately 290 x 230 mm, 12 x 9½ inches, engraved frontispiece portrait of Homer, title page engraving by Bartolozzi, folding engraved map, 3 engraved plates of which 1 folding after Pars and Borra, tailpiece engraving by Bartolozzi on last page, pages: xv, 342, including half - title and divisional title page to "A Comparative View", bound in 19th century half calf, gilt lettered label between raised bands, extra gilt spine, marbled boards, all edges speckled red, pale brown endpapers. Binding slightly rubbed, hinges rubbed, pale stain to top and bottom margins of frontispiece, other margins lightly age browned, 1 page has a closed tear to margin, just running into text, professionally repaired, 1 top margin has small paper fault neatly repaired and 1 outer margin has tiny nick, very pale offsetting from plates to text, pale stain to the back of 1 plate but not visible on the image, occasional pale fox spot mostly to prelims, otherwise a very good clean crisp wide margined copy. Bookplate of C. W. H. Sotheby on first pastedown. The title page and the tailpiece engravings are by Francesco Bartolozzi, the famous Italian engraver who resided in London for 40 years. This is the first edition of the "Comparative View" which was editied by Jacob Bryant. William Pars is known for his association with Richard Chandler whilst Borra accompanied Wood to Palmyra. This is one of the most interesting 18th century works on the Homeric world, the geography of which Wood explains in a newly practical way based on his own knowledge of Asia Minor. Moreover he asks for the first time, whether writing was known in Homer's day and emphasises instead the importance of oral tradition. Robert Wood (1717 - 1771) had established his reputation as a classical scholar with his work on ancient ruins. In 1750 - 1753 Wood and his friends James Dawkins and John Bouverie travelled to Syria were they had the Italian architect Giovanni Battista Borra measure and draw the ancient ruins of Palmyra and Baalbek. The results were published in 1753 and 1757 in both English and French editions and were among the first systematic publications of ancient buildings. Both works were of great influence on neoclassical architecture in Britain and on the continent. See Blackmer II, page 495, No. 1111. (Blackmer 1836). MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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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.

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        DESCRIPTION ET USAGE D'UN CABINET DE PHYSIQUE EXPERIMENTALE.

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

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        The History of the American Indians; Particularly Those Nations Adjoining to the Mississippi, East and West Florida, Georgia, South and North Carolina, and Virginia: Containing an Account of Their Origin, Language, Manners, Religious and Civil Customs, Laws, Form of Government, Punishments, Conduct in War and Domestic Life, Their Habits, Diet, Agriculture, Manufactures, Diseases and Method of Cure, and Other Particulars, Sufficient to Render It A Complete Indian System

      London: Edward and Charles Dilly, 1775. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. First Edition. Hardcover. 4to. [2], [10]pp, 464pp. Folding map. Restored. Bound in three quarter calf with marble paper covered boards. The spine has five raised bands and 2 gilt stamped red leather title labels. Half title page missing. Newer marble end sheets with blank end sheets inserted in front and back. Outer joints slightly rubbed. Book is cased inside a brown cloth covered box with paper title label on side. & & Howes A 38; Field 11; Graf 10; Sabin 155; Swanton p. 828. James Adair was a trader with the Indians and resided in their country for forty years. A valuable source of information for the Indain tribes of the southeast. Graf remarks, "Adair's work is difficult to appraise because his theories regarding the Jewish origin of the American Indians. Nevertheless, he was an intelligent observer.

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        Le Philosophe sans pretention, ou l'Homme Rare. Ouvrage physique, chymique, politique et moral, Dedie aux Savans

      Paris: Chez Clousier, 1775. FIRST EDITION. 1 volume, 349pp., with the engraved frontis, engraved title-vignette and headpiece. Bound in contemporary full patterened calf, gilt decorated spine, covers ruled in gilt, gilt lettered red morocco spine label, hinges cracked but covers firmly attached, occasional minor foxing, overall a VERY GOOD copy. The famous utopian novel & famous science fiction tale which describes a visitor from Mercury to Earth in an electrical flying machine. La Folie uses this main character, Ormaris, to discuss the author's own theories on physics, electricity, geology, and chemistry. ôIn this book, a strange machine brings a visitor to earth from the planet Mercury. This fictional flying contraption is said to be powered by static electricity, produced when its two glass globes are rubbed with camphor covered with gold leaf as they turn on a platform. The powerful light changed the pressure of the air and enabled the alien operator to navigate. La FollieÆs electric motor is probably

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        le Traite des jardins,.

      "ou le nouveau de la quintinye. Contenant 1.la description & la culture des arbres fruitiers; 2.des plantes potageres; 3.des fleurs;4.des arbres & arbisseaux d'omement. Paris Didot jeune, 1775. 4 vols,With 11 fld.engr plts in the first voll.and 15 fld.engr plts in the 4 voll.".

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        Bibliotheca Askeviana. Sive Catalogus Librorum rarissimorum Antonii Askew, M.D. Quorum Auctio fiet apud S. Baker & G. Leigh... Die Lunae 13 Februarii MDCCLXXV & in undevigniti sequentes Dies

      , 1775. 1775. London, 1775. vi,149,[1]pp. (with the leaf of Libri Omissi present). Uncut copy. Disbound. A nice, uncut copy of this important sale catalogue which has been priced throughout by a contemporary hand. Dr. Anthony Askew (1722-1772), was a great collector, who traveled on the Continent and whose achievements in the medical field are quite eclipsed by his proficiency as a classical scholar. As a bookcollector, he is said to have attempted to secure a complete series of all the Greek classics ever published; he purchased privately R. Mead's Greek manuscripts, the papers of Dr. Taylor and some fine early classics codices from the library of the Maffei family. His sale (13 February 1775) was a great success and was attended by the Paris bookseller De Bure, who bought for the Duc de La Vallière and other French collectors (including the King of France).(De Ricci p. 52).[Peignot, p. 78 Catalogue assez curieux, surtout pour les anciennes éditions; Taylor 231]

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        ELEMENTOS DE TODAS LAS CIENCIAS

      . Zustand: Muy Bien Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa blanda 1 Edicion. Madrid. 1775. 15x10. Magnifica Obra de Ciencias de epoca,con sus 11 correspondientes laminas. 1a Edicion. Dificil en comercio. 399pag + 9h tablas. Ref 9.8 Biblioteca AD.

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        Abhandlung von den hysterischen- und hypochondrischen Nerven-Krankheiten beider Geschlechter, oder von den Vapeurs, in welcher man bemühet ist, mit einer gründlichen Theorie eine auf Wahrnehmung gegründete Heilungsart zu verbinden. Nach der vierdten Ausgabe aus d. Französ. übersetzt von J.A. Gladbach. Breslau u. Leipzig, J.E. Meyern, 1775. XXII, 527 S., 1 Bl. Neuerer Hlwd.

      1775. . Engelmann 436; Hirsch-H. IV, 650.- Erste deutsche Ausgabe von dem 'Erfinder einer besonderen, der Brown'schen entgegengesetzten Curmethode'.- Auf den ersten Blättern leichte Wurmspuren im weißen Innensteg.

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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

      printed for Robert Sayer and John Bennet, 53 Fleet Street, London 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).

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        Letters of the Late Rev. Mr. Laurence Sterne

      London - T. Becket, 1775. London - T. Becket, 1775 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A first edition of this collection of the letters of Laurence Sterne. Complete in three volumes. Published by Sterne's only child, Lydia Sterne de Medalle. With an engraving to frontispiece of volume I showing Lydia, engraved by J. Caldwell after a painting by B. West. With a list of works by the publisher to the final page of volume I. Laurence Sterne (24 November 1713 18 March 1768) was an Anglo-Irish novelist and an Anglican clergyman. He is best known for his novels The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, and A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy; but he also published many sermons, wrote memoirs, and was involved in local politics. Sterne died in London after years of fighting consumption. Bookplate of St Augustine's Abbey library to two front pastedowns and to the recto of frontispiece. Condition: In calf bindings. Externally, worn with one front board missing and remaining two front boards detached but present. Two rear joints cracked and one rear board tender. Institutional ink marks to spines. Internally, generally firmly bound, though two front free endpapers are detached butpresent and a further is missing. Institutional bookplates and marks caused by labels to two front pastedowns and to the verso of frontis. Generally bright but with the odd spot and mark. Overall: FAIR.

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        Yoricks følsomme reise igiennem Frankerig og Italien i tvende deele.

      Af det engelske oversat ved H. J. Birch. Köpenhamn, paa Gyldendals forlag, 1775. 8:o. (6),240 s. Med en grav. illustration på s. 147. Trevligt samtida hfrbd med upphöjda bind, rikt guldornerad rygg, ljusbrun titeletikett, mörkgrön deltiteletikett och röda snitt. Svarta stänkdekorerade pärmsidor. Inlagan har några vaxljusfläckar på s. 1 till 5 och sporadiska lagerfläckar. Litet nagg i yttermarginalen på s. 31. Ett tyskt porträtt av Jens Baggesen medbundet. Med Johannes Casten Roosins namnteckning, en gammal stpl med initialerna "G. R. B." under en grevlig krona och Bent W. Dahlstrøms exlibris.. Bibliotheca danica IV:486f. En dansk översättning av "Sentimental journey through France and Italy". Porträttet hör inte till v

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        ABC.

      Copenhagen, gedruckt bey J.R. Thiele, København c. 1775). 8vo. (16 sider). I orig. kartonnage, beklædt med moralske træsnit og med forsats af makulaturark. Gl. navn på indersiden af forpermen. 3 gennemgående ormehuller. Velbevaret.. Yderst sjælden. tysksproget ABC-bog trykt af Johan Rudolph Thiele (1736-1815). Bogen hævder sig ikke mindst i kraft af sit samtidige, kulturhistorisk interessante udstyr: På forpermen er anbragt et folkeligt træsnit med en nobelt udeseende kvindeskikkelse, der bærer en vifte og et ABC-symbol. Teksten under billedet er på dansk: Jeg lærer Eder alle". Første danske gengivelse af en kvindelig lærer eller ABC'ens allegori? Hun modsvares af bagpermens gengivelse af en bonde, med teksten: "Jeg ernærer Eder alle". Et herligt stykke kulturhistorie, fra flere menneskealdre før folkeskoleloven af 1814

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        Carte Magnétique des Deux Hemisphères.

      1775 - Amsterdam: J.H. Schneider, 1775. Original colour. 485 x 940mm. Binding folds flattened as usual.

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        Report of the Committee appointed on the twenty-third of September last to inquire into the causes and particulars of the invasion of the city of Washington, by the British forces in the month of August, 1814. November 29, 1814. [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 Dublin: John Exshaw. 1775. Third edition. Very Good. Third edition, revised and corrected, with additions, 1775. Despite being the third edition, this appears to be the first Dublin printing. Disbound, 98pp. The second speech has its own undated title page, but pagination is continuous. Very good with folding chart, light occasional foxing. RARE.

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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

      John Exshaw, Dublin 1775 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Das Opfer der Vestalinnen.

      1775. Feder in Schwarz, braun laviert, über Bleistiftskizze, auf Bütten, auf Untersatz mit Tuschlinien und Aquarellrand montiert, dort rechts unten signiert und datiert "Parizeau fecit 1775". 15,8:23,5 cm. Vergleichsliteratur: Ausst. Katalog: Von Callot bis Greuze. Französische Zeichnungen des 17. und 18. Jahrhunderts. Im Blickfeld der Goethezeit V. Weimar 2005, S. 220, Nr. 81 mit farb. Abb.. Über Parizeaus Leben und Werk ist wenig bekannt und es fehlt bisher eine grundlegende Arbeit über ihn. Seit Beginn der sechziger Jahre war er Schüler von J.Gg. Wille (1715-1808) und als Maler und Radierer in Paris tätig. Nur wenige seiner Gemälde sind bisher bekannt geworden und es scheint, als wäre er hauptsächlich als Zeichner tätig gewesen. Blätter von seiner Hand befinden sich in den Graph. Sammlungen in Düsseldorf, Basel, Darmstadt, dem Metropolitan Museum New York sowie in der Sammlung von Jeffrey E. Horvitz. Georg Melchior Kraus (1737-1806) hat beispielsweise nach ihm gezeichnet.

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        Journal of the Resolution's voyage, in 1772, 1773, 1774, and 1775, on discovery to the southern hemisphere, by which the non-existence of an undiscovered continent, between the equator and the 50th degree of southern latitude, is demonstratively proved. Also a journal of the adventure's voyage, in the year 1772, 1773, and 1774. With an account of the separation of the two ships, and the most remarkable incidents that befel each. Interspersed with historical and geographical descriptions of the islands and countries discovered in the course of their respective voyages.

      London, F. Newbery, 1775.Contemporary calf, skilfully rebacked, spine lettered in gilt. With large folding chart, additional chart of 'The tropical discoveries of the Resolution sloop, Captain J. Cook in 1774' and 5 engraved plates. (14),328 pp.* First edition. - Preceding Cook's official account by some 18 months, this was 'the first account of Cook's second voyage and the first account of exploration within the Antarctic circle' (Davidson 81). This eye-witness account was written by the Irish gunner's mate on the Resolution whom Cook had picked up in Batavia during his first voyage. It contains many events not recorded in the official account by Cook. With the very rare additional chart showing the track of the Resolution from Norfolk Island to the New Hebrides. The fine plates are the first depictions of the region. - A very fine copy.Beaglehole II, p.CLIII-CLV; Beddie 1270; Hill 1087; Roscove 214; Spence 758; Kroepelien 809; O'Reilly-Reitman 379; Hocken p.14; Conrad p.13; Sabin 16247.

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        A Concise Historical Account of all the British Colonies in North-America, Comprehending Their Rise, Progress, and Modern State; Particularly of the Massachusets-Bay, (The Seat of the present Civil War,) Together with the Other Provinces of New-England.

      London: For J. Bew, 1775. - 8vo., (8 ½ x 5 3/8). (Without the folding table, faint damp stains to front free endpapers.) Contemporary half speckled calf, drab paper boards. The smooth spine gilt-ruled into six compartments with a red morocco lettering piece in one (hinges starting at head of spine, a bit rubbed). Provenance: Armorial bookplate of the Earl of Rosebery to front pastedown. First edition. A very clean copy of a history of British North America, published at the very start of the Revolutionary War. It was intended to inform the public in England about the state of affairs in the American colonies. "In the catalogue of the Brunswick library this work is said to be by Paul Wein, with the following note: 'So much of the author's name as is given above is written upon the title-page. The remainder was cut off in binding the work'" (Sabin vol. IV, p. 337). This particular copy comes from the library of the fifth earl of Rosebery, Archibald Philip Primrose (1847-1929), who served various functions in Parliament as a member of the Liberal Party, including Prime Minister from 1894-1895. After his wife Hannah de Rothschild's death in 1890, he suffered ill health and a mental breakdown amid a scandal of allegations of homosexual activity. A collector of fine and rare books, "Rosebery wrote a number of literary and historical essays, many of which were edited by John Buchan and published in his Miscellanies (2 vols., 1921). He published two essay-length lives-Sir Robert Peel (1899) and Oliver Cromwell (1899)-and four books. The first was a study of William Pitt the younger-a distant relative on his mother's side whose standard life was by Rosebery's grandfather Lord Stanhope; it was commissioned by John Morley for Macmillan's Twelve English Statesmen series and published in 1891. Three other biographical studies-Napoleon: the Last Phase (1900), Lord Randolph Churchill(1906), and Chatham: his Early Life and Connections (1910)-punctuated his semi-retirement. Each displays its author's wit and verbal fluency, though each has its longueurs, suggesting that Rosebery was ideally a miniaturist in prose . In general the professional reception of Rosebery's books was reserved, but lay reviewers were enthusiastic, and the books sold well. Pitt, which disappointed Morley, went through twenty-seven printings between 1891 and 1962" (John Davis for DNB). A very good copy with a distinctive provenance. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Report of the Committee appointed on the twenty-third of September last to inquire into the causes and particulars of the invasion of the city of Washington, by the British forces in the month of August, 1814. November 29, 1814. [also] The Speech of the Right Honourable The Earl of Chatham in the House of Lords on Friday the 20th of January, 1775.

      John Exshaw, Dublin 1775 - Third edition, revised and corrected, with additions, 1775. Despite being the third edition, this appears to be the first Dublin printing. Disbound, 98pp. The second speech has its own undated title page, but pagination is continuous. Very good with folding chart, light occasional foxing. RARE. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Li Regni Di Valenza e Murcia Con L'Isole Baleari e Pitiuse. The Kingdoms of Valencia, Murcia and the Balearic Islands

      1775 1775 - Copper engraving. Later colouring. In fine condition but small stain on bottom right hand margin. Detailed map of the Islands and immediate coastline. The title is decorated with a country scene.

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        Christian Joseph Jagemanns geographische Beschreibung des Großherzogthums Toskana.

      Gotha, Carl Wilhelm Ettinger, 1775.. (48), 386 S. 8°, Ganzlederband der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung. Chr. J. Jagemann (1735-1804) war ein deutscher Gelehrter, Hofrat und Bibliothekar der Herzogin Anna Amalia in Weimar. Die Beschreibung des Großherzogtums Toskana verfasste er während seines mehrjährigen Aufenthalts in Florenz. Exlibris. Kleine Fehlstelle am Rücken. Gelegentlich leicht stockfleckig; sonst recht gut erhalten.

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        Dictionnaire Royal

      Copenhagen - Nicholas Moller, 1775. Copenhagen - Nicholas Moller, 1775 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An early and scarce edition of this Danish dictionary, from professor of philosophy Hans von Aphelen. Volume I is in two parts (A-K then J-Z), whilst the second volume is a guide to grammar. Written in Danish and French. Three volumes bound in two. Hans von Aphelen (1719 -1779) was a Norwegian-Danish lexicographer. In 1759 he published his Dictionnaire Royal (2 quarto volumes; 1772-75 another warehouse in 3 / 4 volumes). Condition: In half-calf bindings with marbled boards. Externally worn, with some rubbing to the boards and some loss to the rear board of volume I. Both joints of volumeII failed, with rear board missing. Rear board of volumeI detached, and front joint is held by cords only. Internally, firmly bound. Pages have some scattered age-toning throughout. Overall: FAIR due to detached boards..

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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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        Manuel pour les Jeunes Princes et pour les Jeunes Seigneurs destines a les entourer.

      Basle, Jean Schweighauser, 1775.. 1. Aufl. 307 Seiten, 9 Bl., mit Holzschnittt-Vignetten im Text, 8°, Hardcover/Pappeinband. Einband etwas berieben, etwas altersfleckig, insgesamt guter und sauberer Zustand, --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Erste Ausgabe eines Unterrichtswerkes zur Erziehung der jungen Prinzen und Adeligen. Verfaßt vom Hauslehrer der Prinzen von Füstenberg. In französischer Sprache.

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        Anatomical Dialogues; or, an Breviary of Anatomy. Wherein All the Parts of the Hunan Body are Concisely and Accurately Described, and Their Uses Explained; By Which The Young Practitioner May attain a Right Method of Treating Diseases, as Far as It Depends on Anatomy. Chiefly Compiled for the Use of the Young Gentlemen in the Navy and Army

      London: G.G.J. and J. Robinson, 1775. London: G.G.J. and J. Robinson, 1775. Second edition. With large additions and Amendments. Hard cover. Buckram cloth. Rebound. Fine copy. Octavo. . Illustrated with engraved plates. Index.

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        The History of the American Indians; Particularly Those Nations adjoining to the Mississippi, East and West Florida, Georgia, South and North Carolina, and Virginia: Containing An Account of their Origin, Language, Manners, Religious and Civil Customs -

      London: Printed for Edward and Charles Dilly, 1775 - "Best 18th century English source on the Southern tribes" (Sabin), written by "one of the most colorful figures in Southern colonial history" (Clark), a man who for forty years traded with the Indians. From 1735 until 1759 he traded with the Catawba, Cherokee and Chickasaw, and each of these major tribes is represented by a chapter in this work. An ample portion of Adair's History is devoted to his attempt to prove the descent of the Indians from the lost tribes of Israel First edition. 4to. Folding map frontispiece of the "American Indian Nations adjoining to the Mississippi, West & East Florida, Georgia, S. & N. Carolina, Virginia etc." [xii], 464 pp. Contemporary calf, neatly rebacked. Foxing to half-title, offsetting to map and title-page, else fine. Howes A38; Pilling 18; Clark I, 28; Field 11; JCB (3)I, 2013; Prucha 7847; Sabin 155; Graff 1; Vail 643 [Attributes: First Edition]

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

      Cambridge, Massachusetts: , October 5 - 12, 1775 The October 5 - 12, 1775 edition of The New-England Chronicle or the Essex Gazette, (Cambridge: Samuel and Ebenezer Hall), 4 pages, 10" x 15.5". The issue features Gage's official report to Lord Dartmouth, Secretary of State for the Colonies, on the Battle of Bunker Hill. Subscriber's name in ink at top of first page, expected folds, partial separations along vertical spine crease, some irregular margins, light soiling and toning. Subtitled as a "Copy of a letter from the Honourable Lieutenant Governor Gage to the Earl of Dartmouth, dated Boston, June 25, 1775." Gage's report reads, in part: "...An alarm was given at break of day on the 17th instant, by a firing from the Lively, ship of war; and advice was soon afterwards received, that the rebels had broke ground, and were raising a battery on the heights of the peninsula of Charlestown, against the Town of Boston. They were plainly seen at work, and in a few hours a battery of six guns played upon their works. Preparations were instantly made for landing a body of men to drive them off, and, ten companies of Grenadiers, ten of Light-Infantry, with the Fifth, Thirty-Eighth, Forty-Third, and Fifty-Second battalions made a third line. The rebels upon the heights were perceived to be in great force, and strongly posted ?redoubt thrown up on the 16th at night, with other works, full of men, defended with cannon, and a large body posted in the houses in Charlestown, covered their right flank, and their centre and left were covered by a breastwork, part of it cannon proof, which reached from the left of the redoubt to the Mistick. or Medford river. This appearance of the rebels' strength, and the large columns seen pouring in to their assistance, occasioned an application for the Troops to be re-enforced with some companies of Light-Infantry and Grenadiers, the Forty-Seventh Battalion, and the First battalion of Marines, the whole, when in conjunction, making a body of something above two thousand men. These Troops advanced, formed in two lines, and the attack began by a sharp cannonade from our field-pieces and howitzers; the lines advancing slowly, and frequently halting to give time for the artillery to fire. The Light-Infantry was directed to force the left point of the breastwork, to take the rebel line in flank, and the Grenadiers to attack in front, supported by the Fifth and Fifty-Second Battalions. These orders were executed with perseverance, under a heavy fire from the vast numbers of the rebels; and notwithstanding various impediments before the Troops could reach the works, (and though the left, under Brigadier-General Pigot, who engaged also with the rebels at Charlestown, which, at a critical moment, was set on fire,) the Brigadier pursued his point, and carried the redoubt. The rebels were then forced from other strong holds, and pursued till they were drove, clear off the peninsula, leaving five pieces of cannon behind them. The loss the rebels sustained must have been considerable, from the great numbers they carried off during the time of action, and buried in holes, since discovered, exclusive of what they suffered by the shipping and boats. Near one hundred were buried the next day after, and thirty found wounded in the field, three of whom are since dead...This action has shown the superiority of the King' s Troops, who, under every disadvantage, attacked and defeated above three times their number, strongly posted and covered by breastworks..." The final page of the newspaper features the complete return of the dead and wounded. What Gage didn't mention in this letter, but in a private note dated the same day to Dartmouth, was that he needed to publicly characterize the battle as a victory, but "The number of killed and wounded is greater than our forces can afford to lose. The officers, who were obliged to exert themselves, have suffered very much, and we have lost some extremely good officers. The trials we have had show the rebels are not the despicable rabble too many have supposed them to be, and I find it owing to a military spirit, encouraged among them for a few years past, joined with an uncommon degree of zeal and enthusiasm, that they are otherwise." The paper's commentary beneath Gage's official return of the killed and wounded confirms what Gage mentioned to Dartmouth in his private note: "The General sent out 'something above 2000 men,' of whom something about half (i.e. 1053) are either killed or wounded. The General, however, takes care not to mention how many hours were employed in the prosecution of this hopeful business, but nevertheless pretends to tell us that great numbers of the enemy were killed..." The First Rebel Printing in Massachusetts. The text of Gage's letter first arrived in New York via the packet from Halifax as well as aboard the snow Dickinson from Bristol. The report appeared in the Philadelphia papers about a week before it arrived in Massachusetts. A broadside edition of this letter was printed by John Howe on June 26, 1775 in Boston (Evans 13842) sold recently at action for $6,250. However that account does not appear to have been reprinted in any paper until after the text arrived via London in early Autumn. The issue also includes an impassioned exchange of letters between George Washington to General Gage concerning the treatment of prisoners. Washington writes first on August 11, 1775 "SIR, I Understand that the officers engaged in the cause of liberty and their country, who by the fortune of war have fallen into your hands, have been thrown indiscriminately into a common jail, appropriated for felons --- that no consideration has had for those of the most respectable rank, when languishing with wounds and sickness --- that some of them have been amputated in this unworthy situation..." In his response to Washington, written two days later, Gage disputed the accusation, observing that rebel prisoners were being held in conditions superior to those afforded his own troops. Gage also observed, "...My intelligence from your army would justify severe recrimination, I understand there are of the King's faithful subjects, taken some time since by the rebels, labouring like Negro slaves to gain their daily subsistence, or reduced to the wretched alternative, to perish by famine, or take arms against their King and country" Other reports include news of Montgomery's capture of Montreal together with the ominous news of the embarkation of "10,000 Hanoverians, who with several more regiments from England and Ireland and a regiment of Highlanders from Scotland, under Gen. Murray, were destined to reinforce General Gage's army at BostonóTho' some supposed that part of the forces were intended for other parts of America, as we are well informed that the Ministry had it in consideration to send one or more regiments to Charles Town, in South-Carolina, 4000 to Alexandria in Virginia, some to New-York, and other places..." __ The owner of this paper was Capt. Jonathan Judd, Jr. (c. 1743-1818) of Southampton, Massachusetts. The son of the town's first minister (Jonathan Judd, Sr.), he graduated Yale in 1765. After spending several years as a schoolteacher in nearby Hatfield, he settled in Southampton as a merchant. Although he accepted a captain's commission in the militia, he resisted joining any of the minutemen companies organizing in the area as he was uncomfortable with the more radical Whigs and their penchant for mob violence. On a visit to Boston in 1769, he warily noted in his diary that "No Man may speak his Mind unless he thinks as the populace SayÿLast Saturday Night an Informer was tar[re]d and feather[e]d and carried through the streets for three hours" Despite his abhorrence of street intimidation, he supported the revolutionary cause and was a member of Southampton's Committee of Correspondence. Still, when a mob surrounded the county courthouse in August 1774 to block a royal takeover of the court, he wrote: "All opposition was in vain every Body submitted to our Sovereign Lord the Mob Now we are reduced to a State of Anarchy have neither Law nor any other rule except the Law of Nature." Still, Judd remained supportive of the cause and during the war served the town by recruiting soldiers for the Continental Army and meting out punishment to deserters. In 1786, Judd took a similarly dim view of the mob violence instigated by Daniel Shays and actively marched against him "to support the government." Following Shay's Rebellion, Judd remained a respected member of the community, serving in several town offices before his death in 1818.

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        Rural Improvements or Essays on the Most Rational Methods of Improving Estates; Accomodated to the Soil, Climate, and Circumstances of England

      London: J. Dodsley, 1775. London: J. Dodsley, 1775. First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Contemporary calf, rubbed at the edges, surface marks, spine a little dry and lacking the lacking piece. Scattered light foxing; quite clean internally. With an inscription from William Miles conveying the book to the Marquis de la Lafayette "the friend of mankind, of rational well destin'd liberty & of a monarchical government, 22 Sept. 1812". In a separate hand "limited" has been inserted before monarchical. With Lafayette's stamp with his motto "Cur Non?" on the title page. Miles was a friend of Lafayette, having met him originally while in the navy during the American Revolution and then in 1790 and 1791 when he was sent to Paris. They continued their friendship and he is known to have spent a month with Lafayette at Chateau Lagrange in 1816. Lafayette attended his funeral the following year. (DNB) Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Farming & Rural Life; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 043221.

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        Manuscrito. Sentencia Real sobre la notaría de Palamós, 1578] Dn. Francisco Xavier de Garma y Durán, Secretario del Rey. Regidor perpetuo de la Ciudad de Barcelona y Archivero por S.M. de el Real y General Archivo de la Corona de Aragón, establecido en la misma ciudad. Certifico, que entre los registros de tiempo del señor Rey D. Felipe II, que se hallan custodiados en dicho real Archivo de mi cargo, existe uno cubierto de pergamino intitulado. Sententiarum Locumtenentia. Visa supplicatione oblata per Mathaeum Balle Notarium Villa Palamosii.1 de febrero de 1578. [sigue otro manuscrito:] Executoria (sobre el mismo) fechada a 22 de septiembre de 1578.

      Barcelona, 1775 - 2 manuscritos. 31,5x21,5 cm.: I: 24 pp., papel verjurado con filigrana, letra clara y legible. II: 8 pp. Cada manuscrito con firma autógrafa del archivero real y sello de papel. Consta el importe pagado por el traslado. Dos manuscritos referentes a una sentencia real sobre la notaría de Palamós en 1578, cuya copia es solicitada por Antonio de Ciurana y Margarita de Ciurana y Ros, consortes y vecinos de La Bisbal, dados los documentos en Barcelona a 1 de diciembre de 1775. Firma autógrafa en cada uno de ellos de Francisco Xavier de Garma y Durán (1708-1783), heraldista y archivero, quien publicó diversos libros entre ellos "Adarga Catalana", en 1740, y fue nombrado director del Archivo de la Corona de Aragón.

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        A JOURNEY TO THE WESTERN ISLANDS OF SCOTLAND

      London: Printed for W. Strahan; and T. Cadell, 1775.. London: Printed for W. Strahan; and T. Cadell, 1775.. [4],384pp. (errata bound after title). Octavo. Contemporary calf, rebacked with original backstrip laid down, gilt red label. Occasional foxing and a few minor spots, armorial bookplate on pastedown, offsetting from calf to margins of endsheets, but a very good copy. First edition, with the twelve- line errata. 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. Laid into this copy is the lower portion of a t.l.s. from the Drake firm assuring a former owner that it is the "correct first issue with the twelve line errata." COURTNEY & SMITH, p.122-3. FLEEMAN 75.1J/1a. CHAPMAN & HAZEN, p.151. ESTC T84319.

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