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        St. Christopher, of St. Kitts, Surveyed by Anthony Ravell, Esqr. Surveyor General of the Islands of St. Christophers, Nevis, & Montserrat. Engraved by Thomas Jefferys Geographer to the Kind/(inset)Nevis. (West Indies)

      Robert Sayer, London 1775 - Engraving with superb original hand-color. Red sealing wax at upper right border. London. Printed for Robt. Sayer, Map & Printseller, No. 53 in Fleet Street, as the Act directs 20th. Feby. 1775. Sheet size: 21 1/4 x 28 3/4". Frame size: 26 x 33 1/4". Inventory#: p2020pfat.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries of Philadelphia, PA]
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        A Chart of Part of the Coast of Labradore, from Grand Point to Shecatica, surveyed by Michael Lane in 1768, and Engraved by Thomas Jefferys Geographer to the King.

      Printed for R. Sayer and I. Bennett, London 1775 - A chart of the coast of Labrador from the survey that launched the career of Captain James Cook. At the conclusion of the French and Indian War, the British needed accurate charts of the territories that had been awarded to them in the Treaty of Paris. The areas that were of particular interest to the Admiralty included Labrador and Newfoundland. "On 19 April 1763 James Cook, Master R.N. was ordered by the Admiralty to proceed to Newfoundland 'in order to your taking a survey of the Parts of the Coasts and Harbours of that Island'" (Tooley & Skelton, in The Mapping of America p.177). His appointment would have been based, in no small part, on the glowing endorsement of his commanding officer, who had written to the Admiralty in December 1762 "that from my experience of Mr. Cook's genius and capacity, I think him well fitted for the work he has undertaken, and for greater undertakings of the same kind". "The charting of Newfoundland and southern Labrador by Cook. and by his successor Michael Lane . was unequalled, for thoroughness and method, by any previous hydrographic work by Englishmen [and also allowed Cook to master the art of practical surveying and navigation, in a way that brought him to the attention of the Admiralty and the Royal Society at a crucial moment. More immediately.] it produced the first charts of this extensive and difficult coastline that could (in the words of a later hydrographer) 'with any degree of safety be trusted by the seaman'" (Tooley & Skelton op. cit.). Cook started by surveying the northwest stretch of coastline in 1763 and 1764, then in 1765 and 1766 the south coast between Cape Ray and the Burin Peninsula, and in 1767 the west coast. His work was interrupted by what was to prove to be the first of his three great voyages to the Pacific, and the work on Newfoundland and southern Labrador was finished by Michael Lane between 1768 and 1773" (Tooley & Skelton). This copy is the second issue of the map as published in the first edition of the North American Pilot (preceded only by the very rare first issue of the map, without Sayer and Bennett's imprint, which appeared in Jeffery's Collection of Charts of the Coasts of Newfoundland and Labradore in 1769). Skelton & Tooley The Marine Surveys of James Cook in North America 13.XIX. Not in Kershaw, Early Printed Maps of Canada. Engraved map. Insets plans of Mecatina Harbour, St. Augustine and Cumberland Harbour. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A Chart of the South-east Part of Newfoundland, Containing the Bays of Placentia, St. Mary, Trepassy and Conception, from Actual Surveys

      Printed for R. Sayer and I. Bennet, London 1775 - A spectacular chart from the survey that launched the career of Captain James Cook. At the conclusion of the French and Indian War, the British needed accurate charts of the territories that had been awarded to them in the Treaty of Paris. The areas that were of particular interest to the Admiralty included Labrador and Newfoundland. "On 19 April 1763 James Cook, Master R.N. was ordered by the Admiralty to proceed to Newfoundland 'in order to your taking a survey of the Parts of the Coasts and Harbours of that Island'" (Tooley & Skelton, in The Mapping of America p.177). His appointment would have been based, in no small part, on the glowing endorsement of his commanding officer, who had written to the Admiralty in December 1762 "that from my experience of Mr. Cook's genius and capacity, I think him well fitted for the work he has undertaken, and for greater undertakings of the same kind." "The charting of Newfoundland and southern Labrador by Cook . and by his successor Michael Lane . was unequalled, for thoroughness and method, by any previous hydrographic work by Englishmen [and also allowed Cook to master the art of practical surveying and navigation, in a way that brought him to the attention of the Admiralty and the Royal Society at a crucial moment. More immediately.] it produced the first charts of this extensive and difficult coastline that could (in the words of a later hydrographer) 'with any degree of safety be trusted by the seaman'" (Tooley & Skelton op. cit.). Cook started by surveying the northwest stretch of coastline in 1763 and 1764, then in 1765 and 1766 the south coast between Cape Ray and the Burin Peninsula, and in 1767 the west coast. His work was interrupted by what was to prove to be the first of his three great voyages to the Pacific, and the work on Newfoundland and southern Labrador was continued by Joseph Gilbert between 1767 and 1769 and Michael Lane between 1768 and 1773" (Tooley & Skelton op,cit.). Gilbert, a surveyor in the Newfoundland squadron and the master of the HMS Guernsey, would survey the coast of Labrador between St. Peter's Bay and Cape Bluff in 1767 and the following year chart the coast of southeast Newfoundland between the Bay of Placentia and Conception Bay. The present chart is based on the latter survey, with additions from Lane's surveys of the area between 1772-73. Cook held Gilbert in high esteem and the surveyor, although about the same age as Cook, would later serve as master of the Resolution on Cook's second voyage. The present chart is an example of the second state of the map, as published in the first edition of the North American Pilot , with Sayer and Bennett's 1770 imprint, "III" in the upper right corner and the magnetic variation for 1773 noted. It is preceded only by a very rare issue of the map published in Jeffery's 1769-1770 The Newfoundland Pilot . Skelton & Tooley, The Marine Surveys of James Cook in North America 13:III; Kershaw, Early Printed Maps of Canada 542; Phillips, A List of Maps of America , p. 1209. Engraved map. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Septemdecim tabulae quas nunc primun edit atque explicat, iisque alias addit de structura mammarum et de tunica testis vaginali Michael Girardi (1731-1797).

      ex Regia Typographia (Giovambattista Bodoni) 1775 - . tunica testis vaginali Michael Girardi (1731-1737). In- folio, m. pelle ottocentesca. (viii), xxxv, (1) pp. 1 f. fra le pp. 210-211 (monita e imprimatur), ritratto a piena pagina dell' autore finemente inciso in rame e 42 eccellenti tavole anatomiche pure incise in rame su disegni del Piazzetta. Alcune lievi rifioriture in poche pagine di testo, ma bell' esemplare abbondante di margini nel suo stato originale di conservazione. Prima edizione dell' opera medica più bella e più rara uscita dai torchi della celebre Officina Bodoniana. Sconosciuta al De Lama e al Brooks. "The work belongs to the best of its time (as Haller recognized, II, 715), not only as regards the dissections and illustrations, but also as to the very elaborate commentary. The pictures deal with the facial muscles, the base of the brain and other parts of the brain, the organs of smell and hearing, the pharynx, the breast, the heart, the diaphragm with the beginning of the thoracic duct, the stomach, the liver, the intestines, the pancreas, the ileocecal valve, the bladder, the muscles of the perineum, and the genitals. Covoli's pictures represent the breasts, the tunics of the testicle and a six months' fetus. The first seventeen plates were by Santorini; two of the last four plates belonged to the anatomist Giovanni Battista Covoli. The other two belonged to the editor, Michele Girardi (1731-1797), a professor of anatomy in Parma, who wrote a commentary for Santorini's plates. Al the twenty-one prints of the work are done in a light crayon effect which, however, does not impair the anatomic clarity of the prints, but even brings out well the differences in the tissues. Each plate is accompanied by an outline plate which is marked with reference letters. The seventeen plates by Santorini have a ruled margin at the top and on the side, but have no signatures of the artists. They were drawn by GIOVANNI BATTISTA PIAZZETTA (1682-1754), who made the coppers for Tasso's Gerusalemme liberata, Venezia, 1754." (Choulant & Frank, History and bibliography of anatomic illustration, pp. 262-64). "Santorini died before the completion of these anatomical plates which he intended to be his chef d' oeuvre. This elegantly printed volume is the only significant medical book printed by the celebrated Giambattista Bodoni for the Duke of Parma" (Garrison & Morton, Medical Bibliography, 399.1). Haller, Bibliotheca anatomica, II, pp. 714-15: "Pulcherrimum opus.". Hirsch, Biographisches Lexicon der hervorragenden Aerzte, V, p. 20. Blake, Eighteenth century printed books in the National Library of Medicine, p. 401. Heirs of Hippocrates, 788. Sallander, Bibliotheca Walleriana, 8476. Norman Library of science & medicine, 1888. Premuda, Storia dell' iconografia anatomica, pp. 176-77. Meyer, Historical aspects of cerebral anatomy, pp. 19-20. Clarke & Dewhurst, An illustrated history of brain function, p. 84. UN CAPOLAVORO BODONIANO CON FIGURE DEL PIAZZETTA www.libreriabrighenti.it [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Experiments and Observations on Different Kinds of Air [volumes I-III]. Experiments and Observations relating to Various Branches of Natural Philosophy; with a Continuation of the Observations on Air [volumes IV-VI, with, at the end of volume I] Philosophical Empiricism.

      J. Johnson, London / Birmingham 1775 - Experiments and Observations on Different Kinds of Air [volumes I-III]. Experiments and Observations relating to Various Branches of Natural Philosophy; with a Continuation of the Observations on Air [volumes IV-VI, with, at the end of volume I] Philosophical Empiricism: containing Remarks on a Charge of Plagiarism respecting Dr. H--s, interspersed with Various Observations relating to Different Kinds of Air. London: J. Johnson [volumes I-IV]. Birmingham: J. Johnson [volumes V & VI], 1775-86. 8vo. (21x13cm). 6 engraved plates, 5 folding, advertisement leaves at the end of each volume (but lacking after Philosophical Empiricism), half-title in volume I, with the final blank in volumes IV-VI. Contemporary calf, expertly rebacked. Provenance: Sotheby's, Important Medical Books from the Royal Medical Society of Edinburgh, Sale Oct. 27, 1969. ---- Cole 1082. I. cf.Dibner 40; cf.Garrison-Morton 920; Gedeon pp.124-25; Horblit 85; cf.PMM 217. - Second edition of volumes I & II and FIRST EDITION of the remainder of Priestley's greatest work in which he identified and isolated oxygen. 'During this period - in addition to his discovery of oxygen - Priestley described the isolation and identification of ammonia, sulfur dioxide, nitrous oxide and nitrogen dioxide, and silicon terafluoride. He discussed the properties of mineral acids; further extended the knowledge of photosynthesis; defined the role of blood in respiration: and noted, unknowingly, the differential diffusion of gases through porous containers' (DSB). FIRST EDITION of the Philosophical Empiricism. 'Priestley had been accused of plagiarising Bryan Higgins's experiments on air and wrote this pamphlet in reply to Dr. Brocklesby and Dr. Higgins, In this work Priestley, who had attended some of the lectures given by Higgins, throws some light on the course, gives informations concerning the treatment of air in Higgins's Syllabus and on the personality of Higgins'. 1775-1786 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Milestones of Science Books]
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        Anatomici summi septemdecim tabulae quas nunc primum edit atque explicat iisque alias addit de structura mammarum et de tunica testis vaginali Michael Girardi, in Regia Parmensi Universitate Anatomes Professor Primarius.

      [Giambattista Bodoni for] Regia typographia, Parma 1775 - Folio (336 x 250 mm). [10], xxxv [1], 217 [2] pp., frontispiece portrait and 42 engraved plates by Giovanni Battista Piazzetta and others (including 21 outline key plates). Contemporary paper card boards, author's name and title in manuscript to spine (front hinge starting, boards soiled). Text untrimmed, a few leaves creased, title slightly browned (due to frontispiece) and spotted, p. 57 torn in foremargin w/o lost. Plates and text bright with only minor spotting. A beautiful, unsophisticated copy. ---- Choulant-Frank, pp. 262-64; Garrison-Morton 399.1; Wellcome V, 22; Heirs of Hippocrates 788; Norman 1888; Cushing S66, Waller 8476. - FIRST EDITION. Santorini's posthumously published Septemdecim tabulae is noteworthy as the only significant medical book from the press of the great Italian printer Giambattista Bodoni, printer to the Duke of Parma and creator of the "modern" style typeface now named for him. Like William Hunter's Anatomy of the Gravid Uterus, Santorini's work is one of the very few medical books issued by a private press. The first 17 plates in the work, the "septemdecim tabulae" of the title, were drawn by Giovanni Battista Piazzetta (1682-1754), and engraved by Florentia Marcella under Santorini's personal supervision. Santorini intended them for an enlarged edition of his Observationes anatomicae (1724), but died before completing this task. The plates were published 38 years after Santorini's death by Michael Girardi, a professor of anatomy at Parma, who added to them two plates by the anatomist Giovanni Battista Covoli, as well as two of his own. Girardi also prepared the extensive commentary, using portions of Santorini's and Covoli's posthumous writings. Santorini's plates illustrate several complex gross features of the human body, including the facial muscles, organs of smell and hearing, the pharynx, the breasts, the diaphragm, the intestines, the bladder and the genitals. Covoli's plates show various parts of the female breast, as does Girardi's first plate; his second plate shows a partially dissected six-month fetus. Santorini's name has been given to the arytenoid cartilages, the risorius muscle and the plexus pudendalis venosus. --- Erste Ausgabe von Santorinis Hauptwerk, gleichzeitig das einzige medizinische Werk, das Giambattista Bodoni fur den Herzog von Parma gedruckt hat. "Santorini gehört zu den hervorragendsten Anatomen seiner Zeit und stand wegen seiner sehr bedeutenden anatomischen Leistungen bei allen gelehrten Zeitgenossen in grossem Rufe" (Hirsch-H.). Die schönen Tafeln enstanden zum grössten Teil nach Zeichnungen von Giovanni Battista Piazzetta, der auch die Illustrationen zum berühmten Valgrisi-Tasso von 1745 geschaffen hatte, und wurden von Marcella unter der persönlichen Aufsicht des Künstlers gestochen. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Local-Geschichte der Stadt Strassburg

      Lorenz,, Strassburg, 1775 - Cm. 37, pp. (14) 232 (14). Grande vignetta araldica al frontespizio, alcune testate, eleganti capolettera, figure nel testo e 16 tavole incise in rame, di cui 7 più volte ripiegate. Legatura coeva in cart. rigido ricoperto da carta marmorizzata e con titoli manoscritti su etichetta al dorso. Qualche piccola gora, poche fioriture, esemplare genuino, marginoso e stampato su carta forte. Rara edizione originale ed unica della prima vera storia municipale di Strasburgo. L'abbondante iconografia rappresenta prevalentemente aspetti topografici, piante e monumenti della città. L'autore fu un celebre costruttore di organi. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        Voyage au Pôle Boréal, fait en 1773, par ordre du Roi d’Angleterre. Traduit de l’Anglois [par Jean Nicolas Demeunier et revu par Fleurieu].

      A Paris, Chez Saillant & Nyon, Pissot, 1775 - in-4° ; XII-259 pp.-2 ff. non ch. [privilège et avis au relieur]-12 planches h.-t. repl. dont 2 cartes et 1 plan [I-XII], nbx tableaux repliés compris dans la pagination, pleine basane marbrée, dos à nerfs très joliment orné, caissons or, fleurette or, palette or en pied et en tête, triple filet or à l’ancienne d’encad. sur les plats, tranches marbrées, rel. de l’époque, très bel exemplaire. Chadenat, 661. Howgego, p. 819. Sabin, 62574. Édition originale de la traduction française. First french edition. Very nice copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Hérodote]
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        Letters from Yorick to Eliza; [bound after] Sterne's letters to his friends on various occasions

      London: [1st work] printed for T. Evans; [2nd] for G. Kearsly; and J. Johnson,, 1775. To which is added, his History of a watch coat, with explanatory notes. 2 volumes bound in one, small octavo (155 × 94 mm). Contemporary sprinkled calf, spine with double gilt rules either side of raised bands, red morocco label, red and blue sprinkled edges. Early engraved armorial bookplate (motto "Festina Lente"). A little rubbed, faint offsetting to some leaves, still a fine copy. Second London edition ("though not so-named" – Cross) of the Letters from Yorick to Eliza. This genuine correspondence between Sterne and his friend Eliza Draper was later imitated in Letters Supposed to have been Written by Yorick and Eliza (1779) by William Combe, who was also the editor of Sterne's Letters to His Friends, a combination of authentic and fabricated correspondence. It contains 12 letters, of which three are probably authentic, and one is from John Eustace to Sterne; the others are by Combe, who thereby established himself as a skilful literary imitator. Sterne had died in 1768; his daughter gathered 114 of his letters in three volumes, published in October the same year as these two less respectable volumes.

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        Kurzgefaßte und deutliche Deutsch-Polnische Grammatik, worinnen, nach vorläufiger Abhandlung der Eigenschaften der polnischen Buchstaben und Sylben, zum Decliniren, Conjugiren, Construiren in der polnischen Sprache hinlänglich Anweisung gegeben wird. Zum Nutzen derer Deutschen, welche die polnische Sprache erlernen wollen zum Druck befördert. 2. verbesserte Auflage

      Breslau, Korn 1775. 18 cm. 4 Teile in 1 Band; (16), 22, 645, (5, letzte 4 weiß); (16), 304 Seiten Halbleder-Band um 1820 mit Rückenschild - DBA 716, 88 - 1: Deutsch-Polnische Grammatik; 2: Polnisch-Deutsches Wörterbuch; 3: Deutsches Register zum polnisch-deutschen Wörterbuch; 4: Deutsch-Polnisches Tirocinium, oder Lehrbuch für Anfänger. Johann Christian Krumbholtz (Krumbholz; 1720 - 1789) machte sich durch seine polnischen Sprachlehrbücher verdient (DBA). Mit eigenem Titel und separater Paginierung. Kanten leicht berieben, stellenweise papierbedingte Bräunung. -

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        A List of the General and Field-Officers, As they Rank in the Army; of the Officers in the Several Regiments of Horse, Dragoons, and Foot, on the British and Irish Establishments

      London: Printed for J. Millan, 1775 - Octavo (229 × 133 mm) Contemporary red morocco, green morocco label, spine gilt in compartments, floral central tools with foliate arabesque corner-pieces, wide Greek key roll panel to the boards, milled gilt edge-roll, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. A little rubbed at the extremities, corners bumped, mild soiling on the boards, a couple of small patches of stripping, but overall very good. First edition. These eighteenth-century Army Lists are becoming harder and harder to find, and those for the years of the American War of Independence are particularly desirable. This is especially true when, as here, they are presented in the style of binding which seems to have been reserved by the War Office for presentation copies.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Roland furieux. Traduction nouvelle par M. D'Ussieux.

      chez Brunet (Laporte per il quarto voume),, A Paris, 1775 - Quattro volumi di cm. 21,5, pp. (8) 321 (1); 391 (1); 407 (3); 410. Ritratto dell'Ariosto all'antiporta del primo volume e 92 tavole fuori testo incise in rame per opera di Cochin e altri (ciascuna protteta da velina). Legatura coeva in piena pelle bazzana, dorsi lisci con titoli su doppio tassello e ricchi fregi in oro. Piatti inquadrati da greca in oro, tagli dorati e sguardie marmorizzate. Piccole screpolature ai dorsi, ma esemplare, marginoso e din ottimo stato di conservazione. Impresso su carta vergata. Agnelli-Ravegnani (II, 289): "E' questa una delle più pregiate e ricercate stampe francesi del Furioso. Più che per la traduzione in prosa del D'Ussieux, questa edizione è cara ai bibliofili per il ritratto dell'Ariosto e per le 46 bellissime incisioni su rame e fuori testo, disegnate dal Cochin.". Cohen (97-98): "Les estampes, faites exprès pour cette édition, sont fort belles.". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ROLAND FURIEUX (1775).

      1775-1783, Paris 1775 - 4º (23 cm.) 4 vols: 321, 391, 407, 410 p. láms. Encuadernación plena piel (pasta española) de época. Buen estado, papel amarronado. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        RECUEIL DES LETTRES DE MADAME LA MARQUISE DE SEVIGNE A MADAME LA COMTESSE DE GRIGNAN, SA FILLE.

      - Paris, La compagnie des libraires, 1775, 9x15, huit volumes. Reliures en plein veau moucheté. Dos à 5 nerfs, caissons encadrés et ornés de motifs fleuraux dorés. Pièces de titre et de tomaison bordeau. Nouvelle édition augmentée. Quelques frottements sur la reliure (sans gravité). Envoi de photographies sur demande. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie de l'Univers]
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        Partie Occidentale du Canada et Septentrionale de la Louisiane avec une partie de la Pensilvanie

      Venice 1775 - Fine copper engraved map of the Great Lakes region with numerous place and Indian names. It is based on D'Anville's influential map of North America (1746). The map extends from the upper Mississippi River valley east to include most of Lake Ontario, north to James Bay and southeast to Philadelphia. Chicagon (Chicago) and Detroit are both located. Green Bay in present-day Wisconsin is named Bay des.Second State., Size : 490x570 (mm), 19.25x22.375 (Inches), Hand Colored in outline., 0

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        Mes Nouveaux Torts, ou Nouveau Mélange de Poésies, pour servir de suite aux Fantaisies

      Delalain, Amsterdam et Paris 1775 - In-8 (201 x 134 mm), veau havane tigré, dos à cinq nerfs orné, pièce de maroquin rouge, alérions entre les nerfs, triple filet entourant les plats, armes au centre, filet sur les coupes, tranches mouchetées rouges (reliure d'époque). Edition originale, ornée d'un frontispice et une planche par Marillier, gravés par de Ghendt et Gaucher. Exemplaire aux armes de Anne-Léon II de Montmorency, marquis de Fosseux (ou Fosseuse), puis duc de Montmorency, fils unique d'Anne-Léon Ier, baron de Montmorency, lieutenant général, et d'Anne-Marie-Barbe de Ville, sa première femme, appelé d'abord le marquis de Fosseuse, naquit le 11 août 1731 ; d'abord menin du Dauphin et capitaine-lieutenant des gendarmes de la reine, en mai 1745, il fut fait chevalier de Saint-Louis, le 3 avril 1758, et promu brigadier de cavalerie en décembre 1761, et maréchal de camp en juin 1753. Il émigra à Munster lors de la Révolution et mourut dans cette ville le 1er septembre 1799. Il avait épousé en premières noces, le 27 janvier 1761, Marie-Judith de Champagne et en secondes noces Anne-Françoise-Charlotte de Montmorency-Luxembourg, qui lui apporta en dot le duché de Montmorency. (OLIVIER, planche 810, 2). Ex-libris La Rochefoucauld duc de Bisaccia. Bel exemplaire (malgré quelques petits frottements et quelques légères piqûres, déchirure sur le dernier feuillet blanc). // Octavo (201 x 134 mm), havana tiger calf, spine tooled raised on five bands, red morocco label, piece of arms between the bands ("alérions"), triple fillet border on covers, central coat of arms, fillet on turns-in, red speckled edges (contemporary binding). First edition, illustrated with a frontispiece and a plate by Marillier, engraved by de Ghendt and Gaucher. Copy bearing the arms of Anne-Léon II de Montmorency, marquis de Fosseux (or Fosseuse), "puis duc de Montmorency, fils unique d'Anne-Léon Ier, baron de Montmorency, lieutenant général, et d'Anne-Marie-Barbe de Ville, sa première femme, appelé d'abord le marquis de Fosseuse, naquit le 11 août 1731 ; d'abord menin du Dauphin et capitaine-lieutenant des gendarmes de la reine, en mai 1745, il fut fait chevalier de Saint-Louis, le 3 avril 1758, et promu brigadier de cavalerie en décembre 1761, et maréchal de camp en juin 1753. Il émigra à Munster lors de la Révolution et mourut dans cette ville le 1er septembre 1799. Il avait épousé en premières noces, le 27 janvier 1761, Marie-Judith de Champagne et en secondes noces Anne-Françoise-Charlotte de Montmorency-Luxembourg, qui lui apporta en dot le duché de Montmorency". (OLIVIER, plate 810, 2). Bookplate La Rochefoucauld duc de Bisaccia. Nice copy (in spite of some small rubbings and some light spots, tear on last blank leaf).

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        Carte de la Géorgie et des Pays Situés Entre la Mer Noire et la Mer Caspienne.

      1775 - Venice, 1775. Original colour. 485 x 665mm. A uncommon map of Georgia and parts of Armenia and Azerbaijan, unusually detailed for the period. It is based on the work of Joseph De L'Isle, who spent much of his career in Russia, producing the 'Atlas Russicus' (the first Russian atlas) with Ivan Kyrilov and founding the 'Academy of Sciences of St Petersburg'. He returned to Paris in 1747 with a large map collection, including this map of the Caucasus, which contains many Russian names written phonetically in Latin script.

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        La istoria d' Italia.

      Michele Kluch, 1775-1776, Friburgo (ma Firenze), - Quattro voll. in 4°, pagg. XXII, 493; 487; 474; 418, LVIII con bellissimo ritratto dell'Autore (1483-1540) inciso su rame da Allegrini all'antiporta del 1° volume, testalini e finalini xilografici; leg. piena pergamena coeva con tit. manoscritto al dorso. Lo stampatore fu in verità Gaetano Cambiagi in Firenze. Celebre opera storica, suddivisa in 20 libri, in cui sono riportati gli avvenimenti intercorsi tra il 1490 ed il 1534. Fu pubblicata incompleta postuma per la prima volta nel 1561, e incontrò larga diffusione. Con l'indice delle cose più notabili contenute in tutta questa istoria. E' questa la pregiatissima edizione curata dal can. B.P. Bonsi che la completò e rivide molti passi sulla base del manoscritto originale rivisto e corretto dal Guicciardini. Piccoli fori di tarlo al margine di alcune carte e ai dorsi, una gora interessa parte del primo volume ma nel complesso fresco ed ottimo esemplare. Graesse, III, p. 177; Gamba 566; Parenti Diz. luoghi di stampa, p. 96. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        METODO CIRCA L'Uso DELLA PURGA E DEL SALASSO Del Dottor Giovanni Verardo Zeviani

      Napoli:: Presso Vincenzo Manfredi,. 1775.. 8vo: A - K^8. 7-1/4" x 4-1/2". 1st edition. 160 pp (including Index).. Period full vellum with hand-inked title lettering to spine crown. Red speckled edges.. Small worm hole to spine, with corresponding evidence of same to. front paste-down. Occasional bit of foxing & staining to paper.. Lacks rfep. Still, a VG+ copy.. Scarce title from this well-known Italian physician, who is perhaps best remembered today for his work with infants, identifying the correlation between illness & baptism in cold water. OCLC records just 5 holdings, of which but 2 are in the US. . Head- tailpieces. Decorative initial capital letters.

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        Carte de la Baye et du port de Trinquemalay dans l'isle de Ceylon Levee exactement en 1762 par le Sr. Ge. Neichelson Sous les ordres de Mr. Samuel Cornish Vice Amiral de l'Escadre Bleue, et Commandant en Chef des Vaisseaux Anglois aux Index

      Paris 1775 - Size : 505x685 (mm), 19.875x27 (Inches), Hand Colored in Outline

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        Histoire des Plantes de la Guiane Françoise, rangées suivant la méthode sexuelle, avec plusieurs mémoires sur différens objects intéressans, relatifs à la Culture & au Commerce de la Guiane Françoise .

      - Londres/ Paris, P.F. Didot jeune, 1775. 4 volumes (2 text volumes & 2 volumes of plates). 4to (250 x 194mm). pp. (4), 32, 1-621; (3), 622-976, 52, 160, with engraved frontispiece and 392 fine engraved plates. Contemporary mottled calf, richly gilt floral ornamented spines, with 2 red and green labels, covers with gilt borderlines. A fine copy of the first flora of French Guiana, profusely illustrated with excellent plates. "Aublet's further words on the conditions under which a naturalist worked in the French possessions are almost identical to those of Adanson with respect to his Senegalese years; the scorn of the other settlers, the absence of chances of financial reward, the hard-boiled mercenary attitude of his 'colleagues'. In addition to that are the hardships of trying to botanize in the tropical jungle with its - at that time - almost unknown hazards. . The 'Histoire' of 1775 is written, characteristically, in French and in Latin . it is remarkable that Aublet's book is fully Linnaean both with respect to taxonomy (the sexual system and the generic delimitations) and to nomenclature. It contains the descriptions of not less than 400 new species . it is still the basis for the study of the flora of the Guiana region" (Stafleu. Linnaeus and the Linnaeans, p. 283)."It is clear that Fusée Aublet should be considered one of the 'founding fathers' of neotropical ethnobotany. Although most botanists think of his 'Histoire des Plantes de la Guiane Françoise' as a taxonomic treatise, Aublet was in fact sent to French Guiana as an Apothecary-Botanist. His book describes uses of 124 species from 56 different families. That he employed many of the plants himself and that he used many of the vernacular names as the bases for his Latin names seems to indicate a high regard for the botanical sophistication of his indigenous colleagues" (Plotkin, Boom & Allison. The Ethnobotany of Aublet's 'Histoire des Plantes.' p. 2).A very few leaves with some minor old marginal paper repair. Titles with small old library stamp.Stafleu & Cowan 206; Nissen BBI, 54. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Voyage to the Island of Mauritius [or Isle of France] The Isle of Bourbon, The Cape of Good-Hope, &c. With Observations and Reflections upon Nature and Mankind

      London: W. Griffin. G : in Good condition. Front cover detached. Cover rubbed and bumped. Details of previous owner on fep. Contents G+. 1775. First English Edition. Leather cover. 220mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). 291pp. .

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        Antigua Surveyed by Robert Baker Surveyor General of that Island Engraved and Improved by Thomas Jefferys Geographer to the King./(inset)English Harbour. (West Indies)

      Sayer & Bennett, London 1775 - Engraving with superb original hand-color. Red sealing wax at upper right border. Sheet size: 21 1/2 x 28 1/2". Frame size: 25 3/4 x 33 3/8". Inventory#: p2018pfat.

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        Etat civil, politique et commercant, du Bengale, ou histoire des conquetes & de l'administration de la Compagnie Angloise dans ce pays; Pour servir de suite à l'Histoire Philosophique et Politique.

      Chez Jean-Edme Dufour,, A Maestricht, 1775 - Due volumi di cm. 22, pp. xxxii, 166; (4) 170. Antiporta illustrata a ciascun volume ed una grande carta geografica del Bengala incisa in rame e ripiegata fuori testo. Legatura recente in cart. marmorizzato con titoli su tassello ai dorsi. Esemplare marginoso (in barbe), fresco ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Interessante e non comune. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        REAL ORDENANZA para el Régimen y Govierno de la cría de cavallos de raza en los Reynos de Andalucía, el de Murcia y provincia de Estremadura, uso de Garañón en las dos Castillas y demas incidencias relativas a este Ramo

      Imp. de Pedro Marín, Madrid 1775 - Folio. 24 p. 2 h. (formulario e registro del ganado). Holandesa puntas piel, nervios, tejuelos. Magnífica encuadernación. Papel de hilo. Escudo grabado en portada. [Agustín Palau pág. 135] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        NUEVA PLANTA DE LA REAL AUDIENCIA DEL PRINCIPADO DE CATALUÑA, ESTABLECIDA POR SU MAGESTAD, Con Decreto de Diez y seis de Enero de mil setecientos y diez y seis.

      Imp. Josep Bro. Girona, s.a. [4] 39 pág. Palau 2495 - Imp. Josep Bro. Girona, s.a. [4] 39 pág. Palau 249579. CCPB000781033-4. Preceden a la portada, las portadillas siguientes con los títulos: "Nueva planta de la Real Audiencia del Principado de Cataluña. Real cedula instructoria de Su Magestad sobre el gobierno político y económico de los ayuntamientos. Y Confirmacion de las mismas que Su Magestad quiere y manda se observe y guarde en virtud de su Real decreto de 8 de enero de 1775", y "nuevos aranceles generales, que con Real Provision del Consejo de 4. De febrero de 1734 Pragmatica-sancion sobre el arreglo de Esponsales, y otras varias Reales Cédulas ". [Sigue:] EDICTO PUBLICADO EN 22 DE MARZO DE 1734 PARA LA OBSERVANCIA DE LOS NUEVOS ARANZELES GENERALES que con real provision del Consejo de 4 de febrero 1734 se han establecido y mandan guardar por la escrivania principal de govierno y acuerdo de la Real Audiencia, escrivania de camara y demas tribunales, notarios y otras personas de esta ciudad y Principado de Cathaluña Imp. Josep Bro. Girona, 1734. 58 [2] pág. CCPB000783771-2. [Sigue:] Pragmatica-sancion a consulta del Consejo en que S.M. establece lo conveniente, para que los hijos de familias con arreglo á las leyes del Reyno pidan el consejo, y consentimiento paterno, antes de celebrar esponsales 1776. Sin portada. 27 pág. Contiene también: Disposiciones del obispo sobre esponsales (de la pág. 15 a 16); Real Cedula que las justicias reales no permitan que los Tribunales Eclesiasticos tomen conocimiento delas nulidades de testamentos (de la pág. 17 a 20); Real Cedula que todos los oficiales Artistas, ò Menestrales que pasearen de un Pueblo a otro (de la pág. 21 a 24); Don Bernardo O-Conor Por quanto Don Juan de Peñuelas para que no se despoje à los Labradores de Tierras arrendadas en perjuicio de la Labranza (de la pág. 25 a 27). [Sigue:] REAL CEDULA de S.M. y señores del consejo, por la qual se establecen las reglas y providencias que deben observarse en lo succesivo para el Modo De Proveerse Y Servirse Los Corregimientos Y Alcaldías Mayores de los reynos de Castilla y Aragon, e islas adyacentes. Imp. Josep Bro. Girona, 1784. 8 pág. [Sigue:] EL SECRETARIO DEL REAL ACUERDO. recurso hecho por Joseph Valmaña del Lugar de Parets [2] pág. [Sigue:] EL SEÑOR DON JUAN ANTONIO RERO, Y PEÑUELAS SECRETARIO. [2] pág. [Sigue:] REAL CEDULA DE S. M. DE 15 DE JULIO DE 1784 POR LA QUE SE SIRVE MANDAR que se cumplan. las reglas. para impedir la extraccion de moneda de Oro y Plata à dominios extraños. Imp. Josep Bro. Girona, 1784. [16] pág. [Sigue:] DECRETO DEL REY NUESTRO SEÑOR. en que S. M. establece el método que se ha de observar en las Consultas de Prelacías, Dignidades y prebendas Eclesiásticas. Imp. Josep Bro. Girona, 1784. 8 pág. [Sigue:] REAL CEDULA DE S. M. por la qual se manda que todos los Pescados frescos, secos. que por mar y tierra salgan de los Puertos. gocen de absoluta libertad de toda clase de arbitrios. Imp. Josep Bro. Girona, 1783. 2 h., sin paginar. Diferentes documentos enc. en un vol. en pergamino, restaurado. * Volumen facticio que recoge numerosas reimpresiones de pragmáticas, reales cédulas y decretos de entre los años c. 1740 y 1784 a cargo del impresor gerundense Josep Bro. El decreto de Nueva Planta reproduce la edición barcelonesa de Josep Teixidó del mismo año (como también el edicto de 1734). Josep Bro Claramunt fue el más importante de los impresores gerundenses de la familia Bro. Aprendió el oficio junto a su padre Jaume Bro y, desde muy joven, se vinculó al taller familiar. Aunque se considera que su propio taller nace en 1750, cuando se independiza, existen obras con pie de imprenta anteriores a esta fecha, pues él mismo las realizó en el taller paterno. Como recuerda Enric Mirambell Belloc en "La família Bro, d'impressors gironins", Josep Bro tenía también establecimiento de librería en el que vendía un amplio repertorio de publicaciones. administración pública, administración del estado, nueva planta, catalunya, historia de catalunya Hist

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        Code, ou nouveau réglement sur les lieux de prostitutions dans la ville de Paris.

      'Londres' [but ?Paris], 1775 - First edition. An especially draconian proposal for the regulation of prostitution in the city of Paris. Various codes had been proposed during the eighteenth century, the most influential being the utilitarian Pornographe by Restif de la Bretonne published in 1769. The author of the 1775 Code seems to be responding directly to Restif. Where the Pornographe was accepting of the profession and concerned with the welfare of those associated with it, the Code proposed repressive measures in its 45 articles designed mainly to punish prostitution as a vice. 12mo (176 × 108 mm), pp. xx, 191, [1], including half-title. Woodcut ornaments. Slight adhesion of title verso to dedication leaf at foot, obscuring a small portion of the text of the latter. Uncut in contemporary paste-paper wrappers, spine label lettered in early manuscript. Rubbed and spine slightly faded and cracked. A very good, unsophisticated copy. [Gay I, 608. OCLC lists no copy outside continental Europe.] [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Recueil des réclamations, remontrances, lettres, arrêts, arrêtés, et protestations des Parlements, Cours des Aides, Chambres des Comptes, Bailliages, Présidiaux, Elections, au sujet de l'Edit de décembre 1770, l'érection des Conseils supérieurs, la suppression des Parlements, &c. Avec un abrégé historique des principaux faits relatifs à la suppression du Parlement de Paris, & de tous les Parlements du royaume.

      Amsterdam, s.n., 1775, - 2 vol. in-8, XVI-444 et XXX-[2]-427 pp., veau marbré, dos à nerfs ornés, tranches rouges (reliure de l'époque). Plats largement épidermés, avec de petits manques de cuir, intérieur frais.Seconde édition, après l'originale de 1773 (parue à l'adresse de Londres), de ce recueil des protestations officielles émanées de tout le petit monde des officiers de judicature à la suite de l'Edit portant suppression des Parlements traditionnels et institution de nouvelles juridictions, en lesquelles se résume la "révolution royale" initiée par le chancelier Maupeou et destinée à en finir avec l'obstruction parlementaire systématique à la législation royale. A son avènement, Louis XVI perdra d'un coup cette bataille qui était presque gagnée à la mort de son grand-père, remettant en jeu la perennité de l'autorité royale.

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        JOURNAL OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE CONGRESS, HELD AT PHILADELPHIA, MAY 10, 1775.

      Philadelphia, Printed: New-York, Re-printed, and sold by H. Gaine, . 1775 - iv,140pp. Antique-style three-quarter calf and marbled boards, spine gilt, raised bands, gilt leather label. Contemporary ownership signatures of John Hotchkiss on titlepage and of Samuel Nott on verso of titlepage. Titlepage with loss to outer corners, but with no loss of text. Light, scattered foxing. Final text leaf with paper loss in the lower inner corner, affecting a few words of text. Very good. The journals of the second Continental Congress, covering its activities from its convening on May 10, 1775 through adjournment on Sept. 5, 1775. The activities of this summer, against the background of open conflict in Massachusetts, are among the most dramatic of the Revolutionary era. Included are reports concerning Lexington-Concord, the address to the inhabitants of Canada inviting them to join the other thirteen colonies, numerous military matters, the Declaration of the Causes and Necessity for Taking Up Arms, the Olive Branch Petition, the American negotiations with the Six Nations, and other crucial material. Essentially this volume is the very crux of the beginning of the Revolution, convening a few weeks after open warfare had begun, and recording the essential shift in attitude in the Congress from conciliation to revolution. These journals, like those of the first Congress, were printed in very limited quantities and are quite rare. This New York edition is especially rare, located by the North American Imprints Project in only five copies. HOWES J264, "aa." EVANS 14571. NAIP w015267. SABIN 15543.

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        The Chinese Traveller containing a Geographical, Commerical and Political History of China.

      London: Printed for E. and C. Dilly, 1775. - Duodecimo. Two volumes. I: vii, 267pp.; II: iii, [300]pp. I: a4, A12-L12, M2; II: []2 A12-M12, N6. Second edition. Modern light blue half goatskin. Spine slightly darkened. With 6 plates & map. Map mounted, due to slight damage to gutter & foreedge. Frontispiece of Confucius & folding plate of Vegetation & Chinese language list in vol I. Folding map of China, Silk Manufacture scenes & Catching Water Fowl plates in vol II.

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        JOURNAL OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE CONGRESS, HELD AT PHILADELPHIA, SEPTEMBER 5TH, 1774, CONTAINING THE BILL OF RIGHTS; A LIST OF GRIEVANCES; OCCASIONAL RESOLVES; THE ASSOCIATION; AN ADDRESS TO THE PEOPLE OF GREAT BRITAIN; A MEMORIAL TO THE INHABITANTS OF THE BRITISH AMERICAN COLONIES; AND, AN ADDRESS TO THE INHABITANTS OF THE PROVINCE OF QUEBEC. PUBLISHED BY THE ORDER OF CONGRESS. TO WHICH IS ADDED, (BEING NOW FIRST PRINTED BY AUTHORITY) AN AUTHENTIC COPY OF THE PETITION TO THE KING

      J. Almon, London 1775 - Octavo (5" x 8-3/8") in 20th-century blue boards with a paper spine label: [4], 66, [2] pages. The second of two editions printed in England of this important document that Howes (E-247) called "The forerunner of the Declaration of Independence." This publication supplied the parts of the entire Journals of 1774 not already published for the British public. In addition to the regular title page, this copy has the half-title page with the price of one shilling and six pence as well as a second and different title page which includes nothing after the "September 5th, 1774" date and which states "Philadelphia Printed" above the London J. Almon imprint. We have been unable to locate any other copy with two different title pages. The only defect is a closed jagged tear to one leaf toward the center of the page with no loss. Owner stamp and blindstamp on the later front free endpaper. Near Fine [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        JOURNAL OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE CONGRESS, HELD AT PHILADELPHIA, SEPTEMBER 5th, 1774. CONTAINING THE BILL OF RIGHTS, A LIST OF GRIEVANCES [&c].TO WHICH IS ADDED (BEING NOW FIRST PRINTED BY AUTHORITY) AN AUTHENTIC COPY OF THE PETITION TO THE KING.

      London: J. Almon, . 1775 - 66,[2]pp. Half title. Modern paper boards, paper label. An internally fine copy. This collection prints those portions of the entire journal of Congress for that session which had not been printed earlier for British readers in the British edition of EXTRACTS FROM THE VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS. (1774). Pages 57-66 reprint, in its first English edition, the Petition for the Redress of Grievances, the last real effort to reach a resolution with the Crown. AMERICAN CONTROVERSY 74-84c. SABIN 15544.

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        Opuscula Medica, Quae Reperiri Potuere Omnia

      The Hague: Alberts & Van der Kloot. Cover worn. Lacks fep. Contents firm witjh some age darkening to page ends. Early book-plate on paste-down dated 1775. 1727. [Reprint]. Quarter leather marbled board cover. 220mm x 160mm (9" x 6"). 806pp, + index. .

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        A DICTIONARY of the ENGLISH LANGUAGE in which the words are deduced from their originals, 6th Edition, 2 Volumes

      UK Rivington Davis Payne & son Owen. Longman etc 1775 - 2 heavy Volumes, A history of the Language and an English Grammer, The 6th Edition. Full Leather, have been recently rebound, new endpapers, stain to corner of frontis, has a few mainly light marks to endpapers, a nice looking pair of books, ( see Pictures ) Extra postage needed, VG condition [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LA PUCELLE D'ORLEANS, POEME, DIVISE EN VINGT-UN CHANTS, AVEC LES NOTES DE M.DE MORZA. Nouvelle Edition, Corrigee,.

      A Londres 1775 - Octavo 19x13 cms, full contemporary light calf gilt, decorated contemporary endpapers, small blemish to the back board. Frontispiece, xv, 447 pages and 21 engraved plates. Complete. Title with decorated borders and text with frame borders. A RARE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY EROTIC BOOK WITH 6 OF THE PLATES BEING "UNCENSORED". Small mark to one plate otherwise a good copy of this scarce edition. Plates attributed to Desrais- see bibliography Cohen, De Ricci 1031. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      Baker & Leigh, London 1775 - Royal Paper CopyAskew, Anthony (1722-74). Bibliotheca Askeviana. . . . 8vo. vi, 149 [1]pp. Prices realized entered in ms. in ruled margins. London: Baker & Leigh, 1775. 241 x 155 mm. (royal [large] paper copy). Modern quarter calf, spine a little faded, a few scuff-marks. Lightly browned, title a little soiled, but very good. Bookplate.First Edition, Royal Paper Copy, with the price "four shillings" at the foot of the title; see below. The auction catalogue of the celebrated library formed by the physician and classical scholar Askew, third owner of the famous gold-headed cane and an ardent bibliophile; this is a particularly desirable copy, on large paper and with prices realized entered in a contemporary hand. De Ricci states that Askew "attempted to secure a complete series of all the Greek classics ever published; he purchased privately R. Mead's Greek manuscripts, the papers of Dr. Taylor and some fine early classical codices from the library of the Maffei family" (p. 52). Besson, in Thornton's Medical Books, Libraries and Collectors (p. 280) states that "rare manuscripts and choice editions in exquisite bindings abounded in [Askew's] library, and Askew has been credited with having made bibliomania fashionable. . . . After the death of Askew, the library was sold at an auction which lasted from 13 February to 7 March 1775. The catalogue of the collection was sold at one shilling and sixpence, with a few copies on royal [large] paper at four shillings . . . ." Among the principal purchasers of Askew's books were William Hunter, the British Museum, and the kings of England and France. DNB. Waller 18043. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        On Illicit Love. Written among the Ruins of Godstow Nunnery, near Oxford.

      Printed by T. Saint, for J. Wilkie . London; J. Fletcher, Oxford; and W. Charnley, Newcastle., Newcastle upon Tyne 1775 - Sole edition of a poem on the love of Henry II and his mistress Rosamund Clifford ('Fair Rosamund') with engraved title vignette by Ralph Beilby of Newcastle (Thomas Bewick's first master). 'Godstow is at present a Ruin on the Margin of the Isis, at a small distance from Oxford. It was formerly a House of Nuns, famous perhaps on no account so much as for having been the Burial-place of Rosamond, daughter of Lord Clifford, the beautiful Paramour of Henry the Second. This Monarch is said to have built a Labyrinth at Woodstock to conceal her from his jealous Queen, who, during his Absence, when he was called away by an unnatural Rebellion of his Sons, at the supposed Instigation of their Mother, found means to get Access to her, and compelled her to swallow Poison. Frequent Walks in this delightful Recess, sacred to the Moments of Contemplation, suggested the following Thoughts, for the Publication of which, let the alarming Progress of Lewdness, and consequently of Licentiousness of Manners, which indeed threatens the Dissolution of our State, be accepted as an Apology' (Advertisement).The title vignette, an exquisite miniature of the picturesque ruins at Godstow, is by Ralph Beilby, of the celebrated Newcastle family of glass enamellers and engravers. 'Ralph's. artistic work flourished through his collaboration with the historian John Brand, which produced the engraving of Thornton's monument plate for Brand's history of Newcastle and a plan of Newcastle in 1788. Yet he is mostly remembered as Thomas Bewick's master after the latter's entry into the Beilby workshop [as an apprentice]. Their collaboration produced, among other works, A General History of Quadrupeds' (Oxford DNB). 4to (270 × 222 mm), pp. [4], 20, with half-title, title with engraved vignette depicting the ruins of Godstow by Ralph Beilby; uncut and stab sewn in original pale blue wraps; slight nibbling to portion of lower margin of upper wrap and first three leaves, spine perished; a very good unsophisticated copy. [Jackson, p. 39.] [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        George Washington, Esqr./General & Commander of the Continental Army in America/Done from an Original, drawn from the Life by Alexr. Campbell, of Williamsburgh in Virginia

      C. Shepherd, London 1775 - Engraving. Sheet size: 13.14 x 9.6". Inventory#: p452pmat.

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        Collecção de poesias feitas na feliz inauguração da Estatua Equestre de ElRey Nosso Senhor Dom José I em 6 de Junho de 1775.

      (Lisbon, Regia Officina Typografica, 1775). - 27 pp. 4°, mid-twentieth-century quarter cloth over decorated boards, decorated endleaves. A few small stains on title page, otherwise crisp and clean. Overall in very good condition. ---- FIRST and ONLY separate EDITION, and perhaps the first appearance of this extremely rare collection of poems in honor of the dedication of D. José I's statue in Lisbon's Praça do Comercio, in 1775, written by one of the finest Brazilian poets of the colonial period. The volume includes odes by allegorical figures of Asia (pp. 15-7), America (pp. 18-20), Europe (pp. 21-4) and Africa (pp. 25-7), as well as another ode and 7 sonnets.The @Narração dos applausos of Lisbon, 1775, which is less rare than the @Collecção, includes all but one of the poems in the @Collecção; the one that does not appear is the sonnet beginning "Ja de huma e outra parte a estranha gente," on p. 4. Whether the @Narração or the @Collecção came first is not clear. The type is set in very similar style in both, but there are variations in wording, and the order in which the poems appear differs considerably. Borba de Moraes knew of no later reprints, separately or in anthologies. The work is hence of great importance for the study of colonial Brazilian literature.Caldas Barbosa was probably born in Rio de Janeiro in 1740; his mixed parentage (father Portuguese, mother African) led some nineteenth-century critics to dub him the "mulatto muse." When his satirical poetry offended some powerful citizens of his native city, he was sent to serve in the army at Colonia do Sacramento, in present-day Uruguay, for several years, until 1762. After another 7 or 8 years in Rio de Janeiro he moved to Lisbon, where he became the protégé of the Conde de Pombeiro and was widely acclaimed as a singer and poet until his sudden death in 1800. Varnhagen describes the author's popularity in Lisbon society: his presence "se tornou quase uma necessidade de todas as festas, sobretudo nas partidas do campo. Nas aristocráticas reuniões das Caldas, nos cansados banhos de mar, nos pitorescos passeios de Sintra, em Belas, em Queluz, em Benfica, sociedade onde não se achava o fulo Caldas com sua viola não se julgava completa" (@Florilégio da poesia brasileira, quoted in W. Martins II:7, n. 578).A founder and president of the major literary establishment in Portugal during the eighteenth century, the Nova Arcadia, Caldas Barbosa's nom-de-plume was "Lereno"?hence the title of his major work, @Viola de Lereno, "Lereno's guitar." Bandeira describes Caldas Barbosa as the "first Brazilian whose poetry has an entirely native flavor" (@Brief History of Brazilian Literature p. 61). He introduced Afro-Brazilian folk themes to Portugal by composing @lundas, comic popular songs of African origin in which Brazilian-Indian and African speech were used, and wrote many @modinhas, sentimental songs without music taken from Portuguese @modas.Sílvio Romero (quoted in the Rio de Janeiro, 1944 edition of @Viola de Lereno, ed. Francisco de Assis Barbosa) gives evidence of Caldas Barbosa's popularity in Brazil: "Quase todas as cantigas de Lereno correm de boca em boca nas classes plebéias truncadas ou ampliadas. Formam um material de que o povo se apoderou, modelando-o ao seu sabor. Tenho dêsse fato uma prova direita. Quando em algumas provincias do norte colligí grande cópia de canções populares, repetidas vêzes, colhí cantigas de Caldas Barbosa, como anônimas, repetidas por analfabetos. Foi depois preciso compulsar as obras do poeta par expungir da coleção anônima os versos que lhe pertenciam. É o maior elogio que, sob o ponto de vista etnográfico, se lhe pode fazer" (I, xvii-xviii).---- Borba de Moraes (1983) I, 70-1 ("rare"); @Período colonial pp. 41-4. Blake II, 198-9. Innocêncio II, 185 and VI, 267-8. @Imprensa Nacional p. 90: lists no copy in the Imprensa Nacional's library. Lisbon, Câmara Municipal, @Catálogo da exposição bibliográfica, iconográfica e documental relativa à estátua equestre 71. JCB, @Portuguese and Bra [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Coast of Yucatan from Campeche to Bahia del Ascension; with the West End of Cuba / The Island of Cuba with part of the Bahama Banks & the Martyrs

      Robert Sayer c. 1775, London - This incredible sea chart details the Gulf of Mexico from the Yucatan Peninsula to eastern Cuba, detailing depth soundings, reef banks, and decorated by several ships and cardinal indications., Size : 466x1224 (mm), 18.35x48.19 (Inches), Hand Colored in Outline, 0

      [Bookseller: Alexandre Antique Prints, Maps & Books]
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        Histoire Philosophique et Politique

      A Maestricht - Jean-Edme Dufour 1775 - A scarce 1775 edition of Raynal's famous Histoire Philosophique et Politique. Bound in leather with gilt lettering and decoration. Scarce. Volumes II - IV of VII. With Four Maps. With Sir Thomas Neave's armorialnameplate on the front pastedowns. Guillaume Thomas Franois Raynal, 1711 1796, was a French writer and man of letters during the Age of Enlightenment. He was educated at the Jesuit school of Pzenas, and received priest's orders, but he was dismissed for unexplained reasons from the parish of Saint-Sulpice, Paris, to which he was attached, and thenceforward he devoted himself to society and literature. The Abb Raynal wrote for the Mercure de France, and compiled a series of popular works, which he published and sold himself. These gained him access to the salons of Mme. Geoffrin, Helvtius, and the Baron d'Holbach. Raynalhad the assistance of various members of the philosophe cteries in his most important work, L'Histoire philosophique et politique des tablissements et du commerce des Europens dans les deux Indes, originally published in four volumes in 1770. Diderot is credited with a third of this work, and the other chief collaborators were Pechmja, Holbach, Paulze, the farmer-general of taxes, the Abb Martin, and Alexandre Deleyre. The philosophic declamations perhaps constituted its chief interest for the general public, and its significance as a contribution to democratic propaganda. The Histoire went through many editions, being revised and augmented from time to time by Raynal; it was translated into the principal European languages, and appeared in various abridgments. Its introduction into France was forbidden in 1779; the book was burned by the public executioner, and an order was given for the arrest of the author, whose name had not appeared in the first edition, but was printed on the title page of the Geneva edition of 1780. Raynal escaped to Spa, and thence to Berlin. Denis Diderot, 1713 1784, was a French philosopher, art critic and writer. He was a prominent figure during the Enlightenment and is best known for serving as chief editor of and contributor to the creation of the Encyclopdie. Diderot also contributed to literature, and Diderot is also known as the author of the dialogue, Le Neveu de Rameau, upon which many articles and sermons about consumer desire have been based. His articles included many topics of the Enlightenment. Condition: The bindings are tight and firm. There is mild wear to the extremities, including mild bumping and rubbing. Internally the pages are generally clean and bright with some very slight browning and the occasional spot. Overall the condition is very good. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Chart of the Harbour of Halifax in Nova Scotia; with Jebucto Bay and Cape Sambro . Survey'd by order of His Excellency Brigadier General Lawrence, Gouvernor of the Province of Nova Scotia, By Charles Morris, Chief Surveyor

      Printed for & sold by Robt. Sayer and Jno. Bennett, London 1775 - Rare early maritime chart of the entrance to Halifax harbor, engraved by Jefferys after noted Massachusetts soldier and surveyor Charles Morris, among the founders of Halifax. In 1746, Charles Morris, an American surveyor, received a commission to raise a Massachusetts regiment and proceed to Nova Scotia as part of the British American attempt to protect the region from French encroachment. Morris was present at the bloody Battle of Grand Pre, a disastrous defeat of the Massachusetts force. Morris, one of few survivors, returned to Boston only to be sent back to Nova Scotia in 1748 to ascertain the locations of French forces and scout possible regions for British settlement. The results of this expedition led directly to the founding of the city of Halifax by a British force under the command of Governor Edward Cornwallis. Morris accompanied Cornwallis and was charged with laying out the new town. Following the capture of Louisbourg, and with the region firmly in control of the British, Morris would settle in Halifax, becoming its first Chief Justice, and as evidenced by this map, its Chief Surveyor. At the conclusion of the French and Indian War, the British needed accurate charts of the territories that had been awarded to them in the Treaty of Paris. Jefferys therefore engraved this chart after Morris's surveys, first publishing it in his General Topography (London, 1768). The chart would subsequently be reissued by Sayer and Bennett in their North American Pilot, the present copy being from the 1775 first edition of that great nautical atlas. Kershaw, Early Printed Maps of Canada 281 (incorrectly dating the map 1777). Engraved map. Three columns of text under the heading "Directions for avoiding the Ledges lying to the Eastward & Westward of Sambro Island." Dedication by Jefferys to the Earl of Halifax. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Lettres à une Princesse d'Allemagne sur divers sujets de Physique et de Philosophie.

      Genève, Chez Barthelemi Chirol, MDCCLXXV (1775), 3 vol. in-8 (194 x 130) brochés sous papier bleu d'attente, pièces de titre manuscrites, de VIII-309 pp.-4 pl. dépliantes ; VIII-315 pp.-4 pl. dépliantes ; X-349 pp.-11 pl. dépliantes. Petits manques de papier aux dos, très bel exemplaire non rogné, tel que paru par ailleurs. - Cette édition, complète de ses 19 planches dépliantes, serait la troisième après la rarissime édition originale de Petersbourg (1768-1772) et celle de Steidel à Leipsic (1770-1774). "Euler fut invité à être le professeur de la princesse d'Anhalt-Dessau, la nièce de Frédéric II. Euler lui écrivit plus de 200 lettres, qui furent ensuite rassemblées dans un best-seller intitulé Lettres à une princesse d'Allemagne sur divers sujets de physique et de philosophie. Cet ouvrage contient des publications d'Euler sur divers sujets se rapportant à la physique et aux mathématiques, mais également sur des sujets philosophiques. Ce livre est devenu le plus largement lu de tous ses travaux mathématiques, et il a été publié en Europe et aux États-Unis. La popularité des « Lettres » témoigne de la capacité d'Euler à communiquer efficacement sur les questions scientifiques au public, une capacité rare pour un chercheur scientifique". (Wikipédia). Réf. biblio. : Brunet II-1093 (Pour l'E.O.). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        VETERUM COLLATIO NUMISMATUM, CUM HIS, QUAE MODO EXPENDUNTUR PUBLICA, & REGIA AUCTORITATE PERCUSSA. AUCTORE DIDACO COVARRUVIAS A LEYVA, ARCHIEPISCOPO SANCTI DOMINICI DESIGNAT

      In officina Josephi Estevan et Cervera., S/l. 1775 - 8º mayor. 367 pp., letras capitulares, colofones. Lomo un poco desencolado y algunas manchas de óxid;LA GESTIÓN DEL CONTRA REEMBOLSO SON 4 EUROS

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        A CANDID EXAMINATION OF THE MUTUAL CLAIMS OF GREAT-BRITAIN, AND THE COLONIES: WITH A PLAN OF ACCOMMODATION, ON CONSTITUTIONAL PRINCIPLES.

      New York: James Rivington, . 1775 - [2],62pp. Dbd. Small chip in upper edge of titlepage, not affecting text. Contemporary ownership signature at top of titlepage, small institutional ink stamp in lower outer corner. Very good. In a half morocco and cloth box. An important Loyalist tract from the leading Loyalist printer. It is described by Howes as "one of the most famous Tory tracts, upholding unlimited Parliamentary supremacy. In several colonies copies were officially burned." Galloway later fled America for England. This copy is one (probably the second) of two states, with errata on the verso of the titlepage. AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE 164. EVANS 14059. SABIN 26422. HOWES G34.

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        Sur la législation et le commerce des grains

      Paris 1775 - Livre ancien (1bl), (2), 236 p., 184 p., (1), (1bl). Edition originale du texte qui valut à Necker son poste de ministre des finances. S'opposant aux doctrines physiocratiques, il préconise un contrôle accru de la Monarchie. Ce texte célèbre fut l'objet de violentes attaques du parti physiocratique, dont Morellet, Luchet et Rossi. Très plaisant exemplaire. Condition : 2 volumes en 1 in-8, en plein veau marbré, listel doré en encadrement des plats, dos plat orné de fleurons, pièce de titre de maroquin rouge, tranches rougies. Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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