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        With the Invasion of Canada Cancelled, General Schuyler Repays Funds He'd Received

      With the Invasion of Canada Cancelled, Gen. Schuyler Repays Funds He'd Received.& & Philip Schuyler was elected to the Continental Congress in 1775 and served until he was appointed one of the first four Major Generals of the Continental Army in June. General Schuyler took command of the Northern Department and planned the invasion of Canada that occurred in the winter of 1775-6. His poor health required him to place Richard Montgomery in command of that invasion, which was not successful. Afterwards, he was responsible for the defence of New York, and as department commanding general, was active in preparing against the British Saratoga Campaign in 1777.& & Document Signed, the text of which is in the hand of his aide, Richard Varick, who would later become mayor of the City of New York. "Rec'd Albany August 22, 1776 of Capt. Richard Varick the Vouchers for Nineteen hundred & seventy three pounds eleven shillings & five pence New York Currency in specie paid by him on account of Monies borrowed during the last Winter for the public service in Canada & the sum of One Thousand & twenty six pounds Eight Shillings & seven pence New York Currency being the full Balance of Specie rec'd by him from the Paymaster Gen'l in Virtue of my Warrant of the first of July last." Varick's docket records this as Schuyler's receipt for the vouchers.

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        Ufficio della Settimana santa latino e volgare.

      Venezia, MDCCLXXV. Legatura veneziana del secolo XVIII in bazzana avana con intarsi di vitello marrone. Triplice inquadratura con diversi eleganti fregi dorati. Al centro bel motivo floreale. Dorso a cordoni. Cm.14,5x10. 5460

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

      Paris: Chez Clousier, 1775 Frontispice - 349 pages - (1p). Reliure plein cuir, dorures au dos. Reliure légèrement usée aux coins, mais en bonne condition. Pages intérieures en très bonne condition, propres et solide. Tranches marbrées, pages de garde marbrées. Edition originale de cette célèbre utopie scientifique, sorte de fiction astronautique originale qui décrit l'arrivée sur terre d'un habitant de Mercure dans une machine volante, dont la description est considérée comme la première anticipation de la dynamo (cf. Duhem Musée de l'aéronautique). Cet étonnant aérostat décrit et représenté en frontispice est aussi considéré comme la première machine volante "électrique" par Mohler et Nicolson ("The first Electrical Flying Machine", in Essays Contributes in Honor of W. A. Neilson, 1939 ). Photos disponibles sur demande. English description available upon request.

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        The Nonconformist?s Memorial: Being An Account of the Ministers, Who were ejected or silenced after the Restoration, particularly by the Act of Uniformity which took place on Bartholomew Day, Aug 24, 1662

      FONT>Containing a View of Their Lives and Characters, Their Principles, Sufferings, and Printed Works., 1775 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The Nonconformists Memorial: Being An Account of the Ministers, Who were ejected or silenced after the Restoration, particularly by the Act of Uniformity which took place on Bartholomew Day, Aug 24, 1662. Containing a View of Their Lives and Characters, Their Principles, Sufferings, and Printed Works. To which is prefixed An Introduction, containing a brief History of the Times in which they lived, and the Grounds of their Nonconformity. Embellished with the Heads of many of those venerable Divines. Originally written by Edmund Calamy, D. D. Now abridged and corrected, and the Authors Additions inserted, and with many further Particulars, and new Anecdotes by Samuel PalmerIn two volumes complete. With engraved portraits to both volumes. An English Version of the Latin Epitaphs in the Nonconformists Memorial: To which is added A Poem Sacred to the Memory of the Two Thousand Ministers Ejected or Silenced by the Act of Uniformity, August 24, 1662by Thomas Gibbons is bound in to rear of volume one. This is followed by a list of subscribers. Previous owner's contemporaryink annotations to some margins. From the antiquarian library of Emeritus Professor David Arthur Pailin with bookplates to front pastedowns and further ink inscriptions dated July 1973. Condition: Rebound in cloth. Externally with some wear to extremities and occasional marks to boards. Splitting to cloth to joints, all starting. Internally, firmly bound. Generally bright but with scattered background foxing and handling marks and with institutional ink stampsfrom the United Methodist College Libraryto endpapers. Overall: GOOD ONLY.

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        TESTIMONIO DE VERDAD SOBRE FILIACION, LIMPIEZA DE SANGRE Y CALIDADES DE NOBLEZA en el lugar de Elizondo (Valle de Baztán) a petición de MARTIN JOSEF DE ASCO Y AROSTEGUI, natural de Lecaroz

      - 75 folios manuscritos firmados en Cádiz Año 1775 por el escribano Nicolás Matheo y por Martín de Asco (residente en Cádiz). En ellos el escribano certifica que esta copia compuesta de 75 hojas concuerda con el original a pedimento de Martin Josef de Asco. Se da fe igualmente de que Juan Thomas de Yrigoyen de quién se ha recibido la información es alcalde y juez del Valle de Baztán. 22x32 cm, Encuadernado en plena piel de época con profusión de hierros en los planos y lomera. (54694).

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        Travels through the Middle Settlements in North-America. In the Years 1759 and 1760. With Observations upon the State of the Colonies.

      London: Printed for T. Payne, 1775.. xvi, 198 pp. Sm. 8vo. Later half calf over marbled boards, raised bands, gilt titles. Second edition. Howes B995. Sabin 9359. Larned 833. Bibliography of Virginia 675. Lowndes 318. "Valuable as exhibiting a view of the colonies immediately preceding the Revolutionary War, " Sabin. Andrew Burnaby (1732-1812) was a native of Leicestershire, a graduate of Queen's College Cambridge, and later the Vicar of Greenwich. "This book .. gave much information on the animals and birds of North America and its climate, but as regards the political situation Burnaby was to be proved a false prophet: he thought a permanent union of the colonies would be impossible because of their disagreements and mutual jealousies, " (DNB). A very good copy, worn along the joints, occasional soiled leaves, binding tight.

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        Ghostly Testimony in a Document Signed during the Revolutionary War

      Folio Document Signed by Powell, dated 15 June 1775 in Frederick, Maryland. Powell signs an affidavit repudiating his previous claims that a dying young child had ordered his father to pay Powell twenty shillings and requesting his parents turn his sister over to Powell once she has come of age. In part: "To all People to whom it may concern... I... let fall from my mouth the most heinnious parger'd words... Declaring that 'Certain Moses Cool -- Son of John Cool -- who departed this life about sixteen or seventeen years ago at the age of eight or nine years...that he the said Moses Cool in time of sickness & on his Death bed did order his father John Cool to give me... the sum of twenty shillings & also requesting his father & mother that When Ever his sister Saria become of age to Give her to me in Mariage & farther declaring that I have often seen the gost of him the said Moses since his death & that I spoke with it concerning the above which I now have a true sence of this my great & miserable crime Do freely acknollege to be entirely falce..." Powell goes on to repudiate his testimony because of his fear of the abominable sin he has committed. Signed and witnessed by several enumerated in the document to whom Powell repeated his calumnies. Modest light wear, near fine. An early and unusual mention of ghostly testimony, albeit false, in early America. .

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

      London: Baker & Leigh, 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.

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        Bemerkungen eines Reisenden. Durch Deutschland, Frankreich, England und Holland in Briefen an seine Freunde. 3 Bände. Altenburg, Richter 1775. 1 Bl., VI S., 11 Bll. (ungezählt),.

      398 S.; 490 S. und 568 S., 3 Bll. (ungezählt). Mit einer gestochenen Titelvignette. Pappbände der Zeit mit dezenter Rückenvergoldung und zweifarbigen, goldgeprägten Rückenschildern. Erste (einzige) Ausgabe. - Holzmann/Bohatta I, 5099; Engelmann I, 253; Hamberger/Meusel II, 666; Cox III, 95. - Reisebriefe des späteren Leibarztes des Herzogs von Sachsen-Gotha. Im Mittelpunkt stehen botanische und medizinische Beobachtungen, doch auch Beschreibungen der Architektur, der Museen und Bibliotheken, sozialer Aspekte, von Sitten und Gebräuchen haben ihren Platz. - Kapitale etwas beschabt, Kopf des dritten Bandes mit kleiner Fehlstelle, Außengelenke minimal angeplatzt, etwas gebräunt und leicht fleckig, Bd 1 mit einigen Bleistiftanstreichungen, ein Band mit eingeklebtem Vermerk auf Vorsatz. - Seltene Ausgabe in einem guten Exemplar.

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        De Magia Liber [ Suivi de : ] De Miraculis Liber

      Sumptibus I. P. Kraus Bibliopolae Viennensis ex Officina Eslingeriana 1775 - 1 vol. in-8 reliure demi-basane à petits coins brun, dos à 5 nerfs, tranches marbrées, De Magia Liber : Sumptibus I. P. Kraus Bibliopolae Viennensis, Lipsiae [ Leipzig ], 1775, xxviii pp., 2 ff., 316 pp. et 1 f. -errata) ; [ Suivi de : ] De Miraculis Liber : ex Officina Eslingeriana, Francofurti & Lipsiae [ Frankfurt & Leipzig ], 1776, xxiv-208 pp. Edition originale du "De Miraculis Liber". Etat satisfaisant (anciens cachets d'institution religieuse, ancienne trace d'étiquette au dos en queue, petite étiquette de cote au plat sup., étiquette de côte en garde, ex-libris "Ex bibliotheca F.L. C. Cropp M. Dr. Hamb.") pour ce volume réunissant les deux importants ouvrages d'Antonius de Haen (1704-1776), "un des meilleurs élèves de Boerhaave" et premier médecin de la reine Marie-Thérèse. Caillet, II, 4924 (De Magia) et 4925 (De Miraculis) Langue: Latin [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Des Ritters Carl von Linné Königlich Schwedischen Leibarztes [et]c. [et]c. vollstaendiges Natursystem : nach der zwoelften lateinischen Ausgabe mit einer ausfuehrlichen Erklaerung Sechster Theil Von den Corallen Zweyter Band

      Nürnberg: Gabriel Nicolaus Raspe, 1775. Cloth. Very Good. ONE VOLUME ONLY. [16], [641]-960, [112] pages plus 18 beautiful colored folding copper plates. Possibly lacking a half-title page. Rebound with modern red cloth and leather spine label. Muller supervised the publication in German of Linneas's great work on taxonomy, published from 1773 through 1776.. The publication occured in 6 parts (the 6th part was issued in 2 volumes) plus 2 additional volumes. We offer here the second volume of part six of this translation of Carl von Linné's Natursystem, on the corals. The only part to deal with Coral, this volume stands alone. Complete sets are rare in the marketplace, often parted out for their wonderful plates. Text in German. Full title: Des Ritters Carl von Linné Königlich Schwedischen Leibarztes [et]c. [et]c. vollstaendiges Natursystem : nach der zwoelften lateinischen Ausgabe mit einer ausfuehrlichen Erklaerung ausgefertiget von Philipp Ludwig Statius Muller Sechster Theil Von den Corallen Zweyter Band. Rough translation of the title: The Knight Carl Linnaeus Royal Swedish physician's [et] c. [et] c. complete system of nature: after the twelfth Latin edition with a full explanation sixth part of the coral Second volume. Muller was a German zoologist who published this translation of Linnaeus's Natursystem. Linnaeus was important as the father of modern taxonomy.

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        USE OF BEAUVAIS

      Northern France, perhaps Beauvais or Amiens, late, 1275. Hardcover. From a Manuscript Famed for its Beauty and Outstanding Condition. 286 x 197 mm (11 1/4 x 7 3/4"). Double column, the leaves with as many as 21 lines of text in an excellent formal gothic book hand, and always with at least one column containing 10 staves of music. Attractively matted. Rubrics in red, chant text containing black penwork initials with red and yellow geometric elaboration, BEAUTIFULLY ILLUMINATED with four two-line initials in blue or pink with white tracery with background in the contrasting color and with blue and pink extensions terminating in orange leaves, each initial accented with two burnished gold dots; recto featuring a three-line "L" in the same style with horizontal extension across the head edge, immediately below that initial an orange fish within a box five lines tall and 10 mm. wide; verso with a large (40 mm. square) and complex "G," the center filled with swirling vines bearing orange leaves, the whole highlighted with burnished gold in 15 places, a gray heron with a red head swallowing an eel perched on the upper left corner of the initial, and a tiny orange dog at the initial's lower left, topping an extension descending the length of the leaf and dividing into two in the lower border. Just barely trimmed at top, touching edge of decorations, otherwise IN SPLENDID CONDITION, remarkably clean, bright, and sparkling with gold. This sumptuously decorated leaf--which could hardly be more handsome or in a fresher, cleaner state--comes from the last volume of a three-volume Missal presented to Beauvais Cathedral by Canon Robert de Hangest (d. 1356). The Missal remained at the cathedral at least through the 17th century, when it is noted in an inventory, but was removed from the church at some point, likely in the aftermath of the French Revolution. The parent volume of our leaves eventually entered the collection of Henri-Auguste Brölemann (1775-1854) of Lyon. It passed to his grand-daughter Etienne Mallet, who sold it at Sotheby's in 1926. Sometime in the next two decades it was acquired by Otto Ege, doubtless the person responsible for breaking up the book, as leaves from it are featured in his portfolios of "Original Leaves from Medieval Manuscripts." Other leaves from the volume are in the collections of the Morgan Library, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Cleveland Museum of Art, and the Houghton Library at Harvard. The text here is the end of a Mass for Saint Margaret (July 20), the complete Mass (July 21) for Saint Praxedes (an early martyr of Rome), and the beginning of a Mass for Saint Mary Magdalene (July 22). Although there is some dispute in the matter, the illumination has been tentatively attributed to the artist of the Hours of Yolande of Soissons, produced in Amiens ca. 1280 and now held by the Morgan Library (MS M.729). It is worth noting that the town of Hangest, where the original owner came from, is only 10 miles from Amiens, and is a likely place of origin for the Missal. Beauvais Missal leaves appear only infrequently on the market, and it is uncommonly lucky to find one in such exceptional condition.

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        The Ogygia Vindicated: Against the Objections of Sir George Mac Kenzie, King's Advocate for Scotland in the Reign of King James II. (A Posthumous Work) by Roderic O'Flaherty, Esq. to which is annexed, An Epistle from John Lynch, D.D.to M.Boileau, the Historian of the University of Paris, on the Subject of Scottish Antiquities with a Dissertation on the Origin and Antiquities of the antient Scots and Notes, critical and explanatory on Mr.Flaherty's Text by C.O'Connor

      Dublin, G.Faulkner, 1775.: 18.Jahrhundert; 18th Century; Celtic; Celtic History; Celts; Eire; Gaelic; Ireland; Irische Geschichte; Irish History; Irland; Rare Books. 8°.. Original edition from 1775 bound in Hardcover of the early 20th century. Besides some light browned edges in very good condition.

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        Course of the River Mississippi from the Balise to Fort Chartres; Taken on an expedition to the Illinois, in the later end of Year 1765

      London: Rob Sater, 1775. Map. Hand-colored engraving on two sheets. Image measures 44 1/4 x 14 1/4". Ross's map of the Mississippi is widely regarded as the finest and most detailed map of the river made in the 18th century. Utilizing surveys of the river which the French conducted, Ross synthesized them into a sizable and thorough depiction of the River, and in fact, the first official survey of its lower portion. The map extends from the area of present-day St. Louis down to Fort Balise on the Gulf of Mexico. Descriptive notes provide information on river depth and the surrounding areas and elevations. Surrounding tributaries, rivers, cities, Indian villages and forts are all labeled. Notes from early expeditions as far back as the 16th century are also included. This map is the second edition of the map and is in very good condition, with slight scattered foxing and off-setting. This map is a crisp and lovely representation of the country's most impressive river.

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        Idylle

      [Paris], no date [1775]. 4to (26.9 cm, 10.6"). Part 2 only of 2. 8 pp. The first edition of the => first work published by M. Arnaud Berquin (1747–91), this => entirely engraved dialogue between Lamon, Lysis, and "La femme" was issued together with the Pygmalion, scène lyrique, which Berquin translated into verse from the original by Jean-Jacques Rousseau. As in the instance of a copy at Texas A&M University, the Idylle in hand has been separately bound — in our copy's case finely bound, well highlighting the vignette and tailpiece engraved by Charles-Étienne Gaucher (1740–1804) after Clément Pierre Marillier (1740–1808), and the text engraved in an attractive italic "hand" by Droüet. The two-part text was not reprinted until 1883, by J. Lemonnyer in an edition of 525 copies. Binding: Fine olive brown morocco gilt, ca. 1910 and very much expressing that era's style. Each board double-ruled in gilt and finely framed with a canopy of elegant gilt garlands, title gilt at center of front cover. Spine gilt extra from top to bottom in a leafy vine pattern. Board edges single-ruled in gilt, turn-ins double-ruled in gilt with a rule of delicate gilt beads between, french combed marbled endpapers in an exceptionally pretty and precise pattern. Cioranescu 11517. Bound as above, second part only of two, separately; binding a little rubbed (only) at joints, edges, and one corner of front cover. Paper chosen for blank endpapers unevenly bleached, in production, to now-spotty but not unpleasant effect; text with a little age-toning at upper edges and some light dust-soiling at deckle edges. => A bibliophile's pleasure.

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        Schreiben eines Viehhändlers über die Physiognomik. An ein Wohlgebohrnes Intelligenzcontoir in Hannover

      Leipzig, Weidmann und Reich, 1775.. Mit gest. Titelvignette. 32 S. Papierbezogene Holzdecken d. Zt. Goed. IV/1, 264, e (alpha). - Zuerst im Hannoverschen Magazin, daraus mit einer Vorrede von J. G. Zimmermann abgedruckt. Die erste öffentliche und nicht schmeichelhafte Replik zu Lavaters Physiognomischen Fragmenten. - Der Geheime Kanzleisekretär Friedrick Arnold Klockenbring (1742-1795) ging in die Geschichte der Homöopathie als erster großer psychiatrischer Fall Samuel Hahnemanns ein: Der an einer manischen Psychose erkrankte Staatsbeamte wurde 1792 in einer Klinik in Georgenthal bei Gotha mit wiederholten materiellen Dosen von Stramonium behandelt. Im Frühjahr 1793 entließ Hahnemann Klockenbring als geheilt, musste danach allerdings seine Anstalt mangels weiterer Patienten schließen. In seinem Artikel "Striche zur Schilderung Klockenbrings während seines Trübsinns", veröffentlicht in der "Deutschen Monatsschrift" 1796, berichtet Hahnemann über seinen psychotherapeutischen Versuch. - Tatsächlich war bei Klockenbring allerdings keine Heilung eingetreten, die letzten zwei Jahre seines Lebens verbrachte er apathisch in seinem Hause, ab und zu unterbrochen von Ausbrüchen von Verfolgungswahn. Die Schilderung seines Todes ("unter Krämpfen") lässt an einen epileptischen Anfall denken. - Die Decken mit wenigen kleinen Wurmlöchern. Titel gebräunt.

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        Instructions sur la navigation des Indes Orientales et de la Chine, pour servir au Neptune oriental.

      Paris, Chez Dezauche, 1775 - in French. [4], lviij, 574, [14], [14], xv, [1] p. 26 cm. This is the text to accompany his Neptune Oriental (maps). very worn leather covers with corners rubbed (see images). some staining to title page.internally Good. owner's plate. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Sechsmonatliche Reise durch die nördlichen Provinzen von England, in Absicht auf den Zustand der Landwirthschaft, der Manufakturen, der Malerey und übrigen schönen Künste. Nach der zweyten Englischen Ausgabe übersetzt.

      Leipzig, Fritsch 1772 -, 1775. - 4 Bände. Mit 4 gest. Titelvignetten und 13 (11 gefalt.) Kupfertafeln. HLdr. d. Zt. mit reicher Rückenverg. und 2 Rückenschildern. Güntz II, 19 ff. (ausführl.); vgl. Kress 6767, Higgs 4852, Goldsmith 10612 (alle engl. Or.-Ausgabe, teilw. unter Erwähnung der deutschen Übers.). - Erste deutsche Ausgabe zweier 1770 und 1772 erschienenen Reiseberichte in Briefform. Wichtig vor allem wegen des hervorragenden Überblicks über Wirtschaft und Landwirtschaft, enthält auch schöne Beschreibungen der Landschaft und vieler Herrensitze. - Etwas berieben, Kapitale mit kl. Ausbrüchen. Leicht gebräunt, Titel mit altem Namenseintrag. Schönes Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Summarische Geschichte von Nord-Afrika, namentlich von Marocko, Algier, Tunis und Tripoli

      Göttingen, Dieterich, 1775.. 4 Bl., 93 S., 1 Bl. Pappband d. Zt. Engelmann 162; Goed. VI, 276, 13. - Seltene Abhandlung des Göttinger Historikers. - Aus der Bibliothek von Georg August von Breitenbauch mit dessen gestoch. Exlibris. - Unbeschnitten, Etwas berieben.

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        SYNOPSIS HISTORICA CHRONOLOGICA DE ESPAÑA

      Antonio Perez De Soto, Madrid 1775 - Encuadernación Francesa (dos Bandas de piel). 15 Tomos, más 2 de indices, obra falta de las portadas menos en 2 tomos. 1º 281 págs, 2º 360 págs, .3º 472 págs, 4º 408 págs y 46 h, 5º 470 págs, 6º 473 págs y 59 h, 7º 383 págs, 8º 456 págs, 9º 424 págs, 10º 464 págs, 11º 481 págs, 12º 475 págs, 13º 436 págs, 14º portada y 464 págs y 14 h, 15º 424 págs, 16º portada y 366 págs, 17º Sigue la paginación del anterior tomo de indice osea pág 367 a 716 y 4 h. Papel magnifico y muy limpio

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        SEPTEMDECIM TABULAE QUAS NUNC PRIMUN EDIT ATQUE EXPLICAT, IISQUE ALIAS ADDIT DE STRUCTURA MAMMARUM ET DE...

      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.

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        [Norrköping] Handlingar angående Swartziska fri-scholan i Norrköping, Innehållande kongl.

      maj:ts nådiga resolutioner för samma wärk samt Linköpings ven. consistorii protocoller rörande denna skolas inrättning, jämte dess underdåniga beswärs-skrift til kongl. maj:t emot kyrko-inrättningen i scholae-huset och derwid bifogade allegater. Med företal och nådige anmärkningar uplyste. Norrköping, J. B. Blume, 1775. 8:o. (4),132 s. Häftad i samtida gråpappersomslag med ett par bläckstänk. Fint ex.. Förordet undertecknat Peter Swartz

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        The Elements of botany:

      opposite Catharine-Street in the Strand and near Temple-Bar. London.: T Cadell and M Hingeston, 1775 In modern quarter calf with buckram, by Paul Delrue. Spine, raised bands, attractive gilt tooling, titles in gilt to red leather label. Internally, new endpapers, contemp. leaf tipped onto fpd, LACKS title page, (iii-xii), 472 pp, 14 pls, this includes the 3 copper plates by Hugh Rose on some plants found in Norfolk and Suffiolk, printed by William Bowyer and John Nichols, spine mistakenly indicates 1750 rather than 1775, plates a little grubby. (ESTC T113524.Henrey, 974)Full title: The elements of botany: containing the history of the science: with accurate definitions of all the terms of art, exemplified in eleven copper-plates; the theory of vegetables; the scientific arrangement of plants, and names used in botany; rules concerning the general history, virtues, and uses of plants. Being a translation of the Philosophia botanica, and other treatises of the celebrated Linnaeus. To which is added, an appendix, wherein are described some plants lately found in Norfolk and Suffolk, illustrated with three additional copper-plates, all taken from the life, by Hugh Rose. Linnaeus, Carl [later Carl von Linné], naturalist and taxonomist who in 1744 wrote in his autobiography that he had achieved his desires. He continued to publish prolifically but increasingly suffered from brooding despair, despite the increasing international fame which followed publication of the Species plantarum of 1753, now recognized as the starting point of modern botanical nomenclature, and the tenth edition in 1758 of the Systema naturae, which is the equivalent for zoological nomenclature. Today's international codes which govern the use of scientific names for all living organisms recognize Linnaeus as the starting point of modern taxonomy: about 12,000 of these names have the abbreviation ‘L’ appended to them, indicating their origin in a published Linnaean description. see ODNB.

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        TO THE PEOPLE OF GREAT BRITAIN FROM THE DELEGATES APPOINTED BY THE SEVERAL ENGLISH COLONIES...TO CONSIDER OF THEIR GRIEVANCES IN GENERAL CONGRESS AT PHILADELPHIA, SEPTEMBER 5th, 1774

      London. 1775.. 16pp. Folded sheets, stitched. From the library of James Copley. Very good. In a half morocco box. This pamphlet marks one of the critical moments in the American Revolution, the final resolution of the First Continental Congress, passed on October 21, 1774, the day the Congress dissolved. In it, the delegates of the Congress seek to rally support from the British public, stating the colonial reasons for the discord with Great Britain, especially the Intolerable Acts passed from March to June, 1774. The resolution appeals to public sentiment in England to support the American cause. It represents one of the last efforts to appeal for a peaceful solution before open war began the following spring. The First Continental Congress adjourned on October 26, 1774, having ordered the Philadelphia edition printed (only one copy is known of this printing). The text reached England in the latter part of December, and given its importance, was probably printed almost immediately. The resolution appeals to the public, saying, "You have been told that we are seditious, impatient of government, and desirous of independancy. Be assured that these are not facts, but calumnies. Permit us to be as free as yourselves, and we shall ever esteem a union with you to be our greatest glory and our greatest happiness, we shall ever be ready to contribute all in our power to the welfare of the Empire." The letter later appeared in the EXTRACTS OF THE VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS.... of the First Continental Congress as well as in their JOURNAL. ESTC T136331. AMERICAN CONTROVERSY 74-86b. SABIN 95960.

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        De la Connoissance de l’Homme, dans son Être et dans ses Rapports.

      A Paris, chez Lacombe, 1775. - 2 forts volumes in-8. VIII. (le faux-titre manque). CLX. 571pp. et VIII. 693pp. 1f. Demi-basane, dos lisses ornés (reliure un peu postérieure). Edition Originale de cet ouvrage philosophique du jésuite Jean-Baptiste-Claude Joannet (1716-1789), auteur de plusieurs ouvrages dont, outre celui décrit ici, "Les bêtes mieux connues " (1770). Dans le Discours préliminaire, fort copieux, l'auteur expose tout d'abord pourquoi la connaissance de l'homme est une chose essentielle. Il cherche à démontrer que l'ignorance de son être entraîne l'homme à des écarts, alors qu'une meilleure connaissance apporterait une meilleure maîtrise de l'homme par lui-même, que ce soit au niveau de son corps, de son esprit et de sa volonté. Dans le corps de l'ouvrage, il examine ensuite la constitution de l'âme humaine, ses sensations, ainsi que l'organisation du corps et ses sensations également. "L'Abbé Joannet rejoint le mysticisme hédoniste en y imprimant les accents de Rousseau: il célèbre la jouissance de soi, l'émotion du sens intime qui gît dans la connaissance authentique de sa nature" (Ph. Lefebvre, "Les Pouvoirs de la Parole. L'Eglise et Rousseau, 1762-1848). Page de titre du second volume doublée anciennement en raison d’une déchirure. Assez bon exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Adversariorum Juris Universi

      1775. Puttmann, Josias Ludwig Ernst [1730-1796]. Adversariorum Juris Universi. Leipzig: Apud Siegfr. Lebr. Crusium, 1775, 1788. Two parts in one volume, each with title page and individual pagination. Octavo (8" x 4-1/2"). Contemporary three-quarter sheep over speckled boards, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, edges rouged. Moderate rubbing to boards and extremities with some wear to spine ends and corners. Moderate toning to text, light browning to a few leaves, internally clean. * Only edition. Both a historical and analytical work, this treatise examines advocacy and trial procedure in Roman law with an emphasis on underlying legal principles. Though these two volumes form a complete text and are listed as such in some references, they are usually considered part of a three-volume work. The third volume, published in 1788, is Accedit Ejd. Quaestionum Illustrium e Jure Cambiale Decas una cum Ordinatione Cambiali Jeverana Antehac Rarissima, a treatise on commercial law. Not in the British Museum Catalogue.

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        A DESCRIPTION OF THE MANGOSTAN AND THE BREAD-FRUIT: THE FIRST, ESTEEMED ONE OF THE MOST DELICIOUS; THE OTHER, THE MOST USEFUL OF ALL THE FRUITS OF IN THE EAST INDIES

      London: Edward and Charles Dilly, 1775.. 47pp. plus four plates. Quarto. Antique style three-quarter calf and contemporary marbled boards, leather spine label. A fine copy. John Ellis (1710-1776) was one of the leading "seed-men" of his day in England, working diligently during the Second Great Age of Exploration to move the useful plants of the world to new areas. Linnaeus proclaimed him "the main support of natural history in England." Ellis was an agent for West Florida and Dominica, and he particularly worked to find East Asian plants which would have productive uses in British American colonies. This treatise on the breadfruit spurred interest in its use as a food source for West Indian slaves. The work includes four plates illustrating the mangosteen, the breadfruit, and the necessary bulky wooden houses to transport the live plants across the ocean. Enthusiasm for Ellis proposal was the basis for the famed Bounty voyage to the South Seas to collect breadfruit for a projected plantation in the West Indies. Vigorously supported by Sir Joseph Banks, who had been on Cook's first voyage, Lt. William Bligh and the Bounty left England in 1787 for Tahiti, where they collected breadfruit plants and headed for the West Indies. Among the complaints of the crew against Bligh were the added duties of caring for the plants. When the mutineers on the Bounty sent Bligh and his loyalists off in a small launch, they also happily pitched the breadfruit and its housings overboard. ESTC T31691. TAXANOMIC LITERATURE II, 32,747.

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        ESSAYS RELATING TO AGRICULTURE AND RURAL AFFAIRS In Two Parts, Illustrated with Copperplates. By A Farmer.

      Edinburgh & London: William Creech & T. Cadell in the Strand, 1775. First edition. In original brown-paper-backed stiff blue paper covers, protected by a recently made stiff paper chemise and neatly presented in a green cloth slipcase with a brown morocco label. Unopened edges are not crisp and corners somewhat dog-eared. Marginal damp stain to lower edges and inner corner of signatures a and b. pp 371-444 unopened. pp 453-456 carelessly opened - no loss. p67/8 has one inch tear in lower margin, no loss and not affecting text. Covers soiled and worn with white spots (?paint) on upper side which also has the top forecorner torn off and parts of the lower edge as well. An unsophisticated but well-kept copy . 4to pp xxxiii , [1] (errata and directions to binder), 472. 3 folding engravings. Uncut copy: Half title present; title page to Part First; in which there are V Essays; Title page to Part Second is inserted before the title page to Essay VI. - Miscellaneous Disquisitions; Doubts and Queries relating to Agriculture. Rothamstead p 13. Perkins 47. N.B. There is no ESSAY ON QUICK LIME in the first edition. There is only this volume, (i.e. only one volume ) in the first edition. The publication history of Anderson's Essays is very complicated, with constant additions of new essays and material, so for the sake of completeness, this item sold as 1 item with Stock Nos. 298, 299

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        Description des Royaulmes d'Angleterre et d'Ecosse. Composé par Estienne Perlin. Par. 1558. Histoire de l'Entree de La Reine Mere dans la Grand Bretagne. Par P. de la Serre. Par. 1639. Illustrated with Cuts, and English Notes

      London, Re-printed by W. Bowyer and J. Nichols: For T. Payne and W. Brown. 1775. 4to, 293 x 119 mms., pp. [ii], xxiii [xxiv blank], 42, 5 - 6, [2], 3 - 4, xii, 7 - 58, 2 engraved plates opposite pages 19 and 24, folding engraved plate of Mary's arrival in London (rather spectacular), 770 x 285 mms. between pages 28 and 29, complete despite erratic pagination, text in French with introduction in English, uncut, quarter 19th century binder's cloth plain boards (soiled); a bit browned at edges, spine ragged. Etinne Perlin (fl. 1553 - 1558) was a French writer and traveller who visited England and Scotland in 1533; his Description des royaulmes d'Angleterre et d'Escosse was published in 1558: The "Monthly Review of January–June 1776 observed that the work provided interesting observations, from a fresh perspective, on events during the transition from the reign of Edward VI to that of Mary, when Perlin was in Britain, including descriptions of Edward's death and the attempted usurpation by Jane Grey, Mary's entry into London, and the duke of Northumberland's execution—the last two he described as an eyewitness. He may have shown his cosmographical interests in the way he places England geographically, setting it among its surrounding seas and estimating its size. In many ways he admired the country, praising its beauty, riches, and abundant resources; he pronounces London 'one of the most beautiful, largest and richest places in the whole world' after Paris, praises the women as great beauties, and records the conditions as generally prosperous" (ODNB). Jean Puget de la Serre (1594 - 1665) published the second work in the volume in 1639, one of over a hundred works by him. Mary de Medici (1575 - 1642), wife of Henry IV of France, came to England in 1638; those with a taste for genealogy will like to know that the second in line for the British throne, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, is descended from her through his mother, Diana Princess of Wales. The unnamed editor, but probably Bowyer, has provided very useful notes in English. Maslen and Lancaster. Bowyer ledgers, 5065.

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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 Astronimical Observations.

      Robt. Sayer & Jn. Bennett, London 1775 - Includes inset of astronomical observations on which the chart is based. Depths and rhumb lines also provided. Chip to bottom center margin, some staining along edges. Sea chart. Engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 19.5" x 26.25".

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        Ars Catchpolaria, or the art of destroying mankind, intended as a vade-mecum or pocket companion to messengers and other executors of the law . Subscription money is taken in voraciously by the Author himself, and by all others intrusted with proposals subscribed by him.

      Edinburgh: Printed for and sold by the Author 1775 - FIRST EDITION, last leaf defective, with the lacunae supplied in manuscript in situ or on the facing blank for the verso, some foxing, small ink splash on title, pp. vi, 26, binder’s blank leaves bound at end, 8vo contemporary (but possibly not original) red calf - a tool at the foot of the spine is James Scott’s: Loudon R02.14 - with gilt roll-tooled borders on sides, rounded spine gilt in compartments, worn at extremities, apparently recased sometime in the late eighteenth or early nineteenth century, ex-Wigan Public Library with their bookplate and blind stamp on title and their accession stamp on verso, small paper label with shelf mark on upper cover, according to a pencil note on the flyleaf ‘From Sir. Wm Fettes Douglas’s library’, sound James Wilson (1730-?87) further expounded his pseudonym in others of his publications: ‘that noted poet Claudero, son of Nimrod the Mighty Hunter, and late Secretary to the Chevalier Taylor, His Majesty’s Oculist, and Ophthalmiater Pontifical, Imperial and Royal, to all the Crowned Heads and Sovereign Princes in Europe, Noble and Citizen of Rome.’ ESTC lists 18 works by him (some of them broadsides), of which this is the penultimate: the last is Poems, pastoral, moral, religious, and political. By James Wilson, Newcastle, 1778, the only work with his real name on it, and one of only two not printed in Edinburgh (the other being Poems, London, 1765). All of his works are rare: of the present title ESTC records Advocate’s Library, NLS, and BL only. The law is the object of Wilson’s satire in the first half; the second is taken up with A Poem on the Lamentable Destruction of the Sign-Posts in Edinburgh, Leith and Canongate, 1771, hanging signs having been outlawed; this results in a veritable Grand Tour of the pubs and shops of old Edinburgh.Sir William Fettes Douglas (1822-1891), painter, antiquary, and curator, ‘acquired an important library which reflected his serious interest in history, particularly that of Scotland. After his death his collection of antiquities and fine art was sold at auction over four consecutive days and his library over five’ (ODNB). There is a neat pencil note on a fly-leaf, possibly in Douglas’s hand, comparing this copy with that in the BM, which, though in its original wrappers, is considerably smaller than this copy, and it has a misprint in the dedication not present here.It is hard to tell what precisely has happened to this copy, and this binding. The damage to the last leaf suggests that it was not originally in any binding at all, and the fact that it is padded out with blanks (those at the front watermarked 1808, those at the rear unwatermarked) speaks of a remboitage. (ESTC T124860)

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        Fabulae Selectae è Gallico in Latinum sermonem conversae, in usum studiosae juventutis, authore J.B. Giraud.

      Rothomagi (Rouen), apud L. Le Boucher et Laurent Dumesnil, 1775. - 2 volumes in-8. XXIV. 461pp. + 2ff. 577pp. 2ff. Plein veau marbré, dos lisse orné. Edition latine des fables de La Fontaine composée à l'usage des écoliers par le père Giraud, natif de Troyes. Une première édition était parue sans le nom du traducteur à Rouen en 1765. Petites épidermures sur le plat supérieur du premier volume. Très bon exemplaire, agréablement relié. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Speech of Edmund Burke, Esq. on Moving his Resolutions for Concilliation with the Colonies, March 22, 1775.

      Dodsley, London 1775 - 107 pages, slim 8vo, handsome rebound in 3/4 brown calf, marbled boards. London: J. Dodsley, 1775. Second Edition. Near Fine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE PENNSYLVANIA MAGAZINE: OR, AMERICAN MONTHLY MUSEUM. MDCCLXXV. VOLUME 1. [JANUARY 1775 TO DECEMBER 1775]

      Philadelphia: Robert Aitken, [1775].. Twelve issues and one supplement, a complete run of the first year. 625,[5]pp., including title signature and the supplement, plus fifteen plates (plate of Charlestown lacking half). Without a leaf numbered 285- 286, but the text uninterrupted and evidently complete (apparently a mis- pagination at the time of printing). Contemporary calf; rebacked preserving part of the original spine. Boards rubbed, neatly repaired at corners, stamped in blind on each board "F. Bailey". With the inscription, in a neat contemporary hand "Ready money for clean Linen Rags By the Printer hereof." on the front flyleaf. Bookplate of the Library Company of Philadelphia, with early discard stamp, on front pastedown. Light foxing, soiling, and tanning to text. Half of the plan of Charlestown lacking. Overall, almost very good. A run of the first twelve issues and the 1775 supplement of THE PENNSYLVANIA MAGAZINE..., the only magazine issued in the American colonies for most of the crucial year of 1775. This copy belonged to the Revolutionary era printer Francis Bailey of Philadelphia and Lancaster, Pennsylvania. In the latter location Bailey was the printer of the first edition of the Articles of Confederation. THE PENNSYLVANIA MAGAZINE is among the most important American Revolutionary-era publications for two primary reasons. First, it was edited from February 1775 until May 1776 (all but the first and the last two numbers) by the famous radical, Thomas Paine, and his regular occupation, at the time he wrote COMMON SENSE, was as its editor. Secondly, it contains some of the most significant maps produced in America during the Revolution, including battle plans that became prototypes for oft-reproduced illustrations. Only a small handful of similar maps were produced in America during the Revolution. Ristow describes three of the maps and plans (numbers 8, 9, and 10, below) as "the earliest revolutionary war maps printed in America." The present collection contains the first twelve of the total nineteen issues of THE PENNSYLVANIA MAGAZINE, a complete run for the year 1775. THE PENNSYLVANIA MAGAZINE... was conceived and founded by the Revolutionary printer, Robert Aitken, best known for his work as a printer for the Continental Congress. Aitken launched the periodical himself, but soon found it too much work and hired Paine as editor at £50 a year. Paine had only arrived in America a few months before, in December 1774. He quickly became the major contributor as well as editor, sometimes writing under the initials "A.B.," and sometimes with no by-line. "These initials he affixed to descriptions of mechanical devices, anecdotes, Addisonian essays, argumentative papers, and poems in some variety...the most imaginative and literary of the pieces have never been reprinted.... "Published on the eve of the American Revolution, and edited by one of the leading Revolutionary publicists, THE PENNSYLVANIA MAGAZINE is, of course, of paramount political interest...in December the magazine published 'Reflections on the Duty of Princes,' in which sovereigns are sharply warned against the exercise of arbitrary power. This is signed 'A.' and is followed by an oratorical passage 'On Liberty' signed 'Philo-Libertas.' Both are in the accents of Paine...." - Mott. Mott also particularly mentions Paine's famous "Liberty Tree" article in July 1775, Phillis Wheatley's verses to Washington of April 1776, and Paine's article on the abuse of texts in the supplementary number for 1775. Paine also contributed much that was not political, and there are many articles on current events in that fast- moving period which may or may not come from his pen; however, writing for this magazine (often, it was said, under the influence of drink) was Paine's primary work during this period, and all told a substantial part of each issue sprang from his genius, until his break with Aitken in May 1776. The magazine chronicles, month by month, Paine's sentiments before writing COMMON SENSE, which was published in mid- January 1776. Many of the important maps and illustrations in THE PENNSYLVANIA MAGAZINE were engraved by the publisher, Robert Aitken. The plates in the present volume are as follow: 1) "A New Electrical Machine" in the January, 1775 issue. A detailed illustration of a European-invented device for studying electricity. 2) "Doctor Goldsmith" in the January, 1775 issue. A portrait of Oliver Goldsmith. 3) "A New Threshing Instrument" in the February, 1775 issue. 4) "General Wolfe. A new Song Engraved for the Pennsylvania Magazine" in the March, 1775 issue. A folding plate of sheet music, with lyrics, on the death of General Wolfe in the French and Indian War. 5) "A New Invented Machine for Spinning of Wool or Cotton" in the April, 1775 issue. A quite detailed illustration, drawn and engraved by C. Tully, the inventor of the machine. The plate is torn in the lower margin with a small bit of loss. 6) "Front View of a Frame House resembling Brick" in the April, 1775 issue. A fine early American architectural illustration. 7) "[Description of a new invented Machine, for deepning [sic] and cleansing Docks, &c.]", in the May, 1775 issue. This folding plate itself has no caption, but is thus described in the text. An early Philadelphia invention of a dredger. The plate is torn in the upper right corner, with loss of about one-sixth of the image, supplied in expert facsimile. 8) "A New Plan of Boston Harbour from an Actual Survey" in the June, 1775 issue. A fine detailed folding map of Boston harbor, showing Boston, Dorchester, Charlestown, Roxbury, and other towns, fortifications, and the several islands that dotted the harbor. WHEAT & BRUN 239. PHILLIPS MAPS, p. 166. JOLLY, MAPS OF AMERICA IN PERIODICALS BEFORE 1800, 266. 9) "A New and Correct Plan of the Town of Boston and Provincial Camp" in the July, 1775 issue. A fine and important folding plan showing the British battery on Boston Common, and the fortification of Boston neck. Many streets are named and wharves identified. NEBENZAHL 2. WHEAT & BRUN 238. PHILLIPS MAPS, p. 149. JOLLY, MAPS OF AMERICA IN PERIODICALS BEFORE 1800, 267. RISTOW, p.41. 10) "Exact Plan of General Gage's Lines on Boston Neck in America" in the August, 1775 issue. This folding map is another important American-engraved battle plan. The accompanying text states that by using the map "it will be easy to form a perfect idea of the manner in which the General hath blockaded the entrances into [Boston]." Guardhouses, fortifications, batteries, and more, are shown. NEBENZAHL 5. WHEAT & BRUN 237. RISTOW, p.41. PHILLIPS MAPS, p. 149. JOLLY, MAPS OF AMERICA IN PERIODICALS BEFORE 1800, 268. 11) "A Correct View of the Late Battle at Charlestown June 17th 1775" in the September, 1775 issue. A view of the Battle of Bunker's Hill, showing action on land and at sea, and part of Boston in flames. Only the right half of the plate is present in this copy. RISTOW, p.41. DEAK, PICTURING AMERICA 143. 12) "A Map of the Present Seat of War on the Borders of Canada" in the October, 1775 issue. Folding. The map shows the area from the St. Lawrence River and Montreal in the north, down the length of Lake Champlain, to Crown Point in the south. WHEAT & BRUN 89. PHILLIPS MAPS, p. 193. JOLLY, MAPS OF AMERICA IN PERIODICALS BEFORE 1800, 269. 13) "Plan of the Town & Fortifications of Montreal or Ville Marie in Canada" in the November, 1775 issue. A very detailed map of Montreal, showing buildings, streets, squares, gardens, etc. This folding plan has a fine inset "View of the Town &c. of Montreal." WHEAT & BRUN 91. PHILLIPS MAPS, p.451. JOLLY, MAPS OF AMERICA IN PERIODICALS BEFORE 1800, 270. 14) "[Description of a New Machine for enabling Persons to escape from the Windows of Houses on Fire]" in the December, 1775 issue. The plate has no caption, but the description is taken from the text. An ingenious device, involving a large basket and pulley system, designed to help people escape from tall, burning buildings. 15) "A Plan of Quebec, Metropolis of Canada in North America" in the December, 1775 issue. This detailed map is keyed to a table identifying seventeen important buildings, citadels, and batteries in the town. WHEAT & BRUN 90. PHILLIPS MAPS, p. 735. JOLLY, MAPS OF AMERICA IN PERIODICALS BEFORE 1800, 271. The provenance of this copy is of particular interest. The volume is blindstamped on the front and back boards "F. Bailey". This is Francis Bailey, who operated as a printer in Philadelphia until 1777, and then moved to Lancaster, Pennsylvania. In the chaos that ensued after the English seized Philadelphia in the fall of 1777 and the Continental Congress retreated to York, Pennsylvania, Bailey became for a time the official printer to both the Congress and the government of Pennsylvania. As such, he printed the first edition of the Articles of Confederation in Lancaster in November, 1777, and a number of important Revolutionary decrees. A lengthy run of THE PENNSYLVANIA MAGAZINE..., especially with the scarce illustrations and plans, are virtually unknown in the marketplace. A major Thomas Paine piece, and of great importance for his work and the American situation on the eve of the Revolution, as well as for the graphics and maps bound in. MOTT, AMERICAN MAGAZINES I, pp.87-91. EVANS 14380. DEÁK, PICTURING AMERICA 143. FOWBLE, PRINTS AT WINTERTHUR 108.

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        A Map of South America Containing Tierra-Firma, Guayana, New Granada, Amazonia, Brasil, Peru, Paraguay, Chaco, Tucuman, Chili and Patagonia.

      Sayer, Robert, London 1775 - Fantastic engraving of the South American continent with geographical and historical details. Includes a table of cultural information of each country and an inset of the Falkland Islands. Stunning cartouche with flora and fauna. Some offsetting from cartouche. Map, in two sheets. Copper plate engraving with original outline hand color. Each panel measures 19.75" x 46.5". [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Essays Relating to Agriculture and Rural Affairs; in Two Parts, Illustrated With Copperplates

      For T. Cadell and William Creech, Edinburgh 1775 - 2 parts in one volume. Full calf with five raised bands on spine and constrasing spine lable bearing gilt titles, upper joint cracked but binding firm on cords, corners bumped/rubbed, old price in ink on ffep, text clean and bright, illustrated with 3 folding copper engraved plates. James Anderson (17 January 1738 - 15 October 1808), a figure in the Scottish Enlightenment, was an agriculturist and economist. He took over his families farm at the age of 15 when his parents dies and later, through marriage, came to own and manage a 1300 acre farm in Aberdeenshire. He wrote extensively on agriculture and economics, mostly under a variety of aliases. , 8vo 8" - 9" tall, xxxiii [1] + 472 pp [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE PILGRIM, OR, A PICTURE OF LIFE: IN A SERIES OF LETTERS, WRITTEN MOSTLY FROM LONDON BY A CHINESE PHILOSOPHER TO HIS FRIEND AT QUANG-TONG : CONTAINING REMARKS UPON THE LAWS, CUSTOMS, AND MANNERS OF THE ENGLISH AND OTHER NATIONS : ILLUSTRATED BY A VARIETY OF CURIOUS AND INTERESTING ANECDOTES AND CHARACTERS DRAWN FROM REAL LIFE. BY THE AUTHOR OF CHRYSAL. [TWO VOLUMES COMPLETE]

      London; Printed For T. Cadell In The Strand And W. Flexney In Holborn. 1775. Original full calf. 12mo. 287; 267 pages. 18 cm. First edition. Two volume set. Author of Chrysal = Charles Johnston. An edition was published in Dublin the same year. Charles Johnstone (c.1719–1800) was an early Irish novelist; “prevented by deafness from practising at the Irish Bar, he went to India, where he was proprietor of a newspaper. He wrote one successful book, Chrysal, or the Adventures of a Guinea, a somewhat sombre satire, and some others now utterly forgotten. ” (Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature, 1910) . “The Pilgrim, offers a series of observations and epistolary reflections by a Chinese pilgrim, Choang, travelling to Britain via Bengal, to his correspondent and friend, the supreme mandarin of Quang-Tong, commenting with artful naivete on British culture and the pleasures of London in the manner of Walpole's A Letter to Xo Ho, A Chinese Philosopher at London, to his friend Lien Chi at Peking (1757) and Goldsmith's Citizen of the World (1762) . ” (‘A 'Teague' and a 'True Briton': Charles Johnstone, Ireland and Empire’ By Roberts, Daniel Sanjiv article in ‘Irish University Review: a journal of Irish Studies’, Vol. 41, No. 1) . Bound in original full calf, with decorative gilt along edges of leather, six gilt panels on spine, green/gilt and red/gilt panel title on spine. Subjects: Epistolary fiction - England - 18th century. OCLC lists 17 copies. Back board hinge of volume one loose, all hinges starting, two panels on spine rubbed out, very light foxing to endpages, water stain to bottom margins of first and last page of both volumes, part of leather on bottom edges appears to have been synched by fire; internally very fresh and clean however. Good + condition. (KH-1-48) .

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        L'art d'aimer et poesies diverses

      (Lejan), (Paris) 1775 - 8º, frontis grabado por Baquoy, 134 p., 3 láminas de Martini. Pasta española, lomo cuajado, hilos dorados planos. Voltaire define al autor, en un poema inicial, como al gentil Bernard, en contraposición a otros dos figuras del mismo nombre. Ejemplar impreso sin pie de imprenta, acompañado de un bello frontis y tres preciosas láminas de claro simbolismo erótico. Literatura francesa. Poesía francesa. French literature. French poetry.

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        ELEMENTOS DE TODAS LAS CIENCIAS: Obra util para la educacion de la Juventud de ambos sexos. Traducida del Francés, y publicada por D. Miguel Copin. En la qual se han añadido varios Capítulos respectivos á España.

      Madrid 1775 - 15'5x10, 8h, 399p, 8h (índice), 10 láminas (de 11, falto de la primera), anotaciones manuscritas en portadilla, leve óxido. Pergamino de época. Primera edición de esta obra, que tuvo un gran éxito comercial, como lo prueban las muchas reimpresiones que tuvo posteriormente, Palau nº 69849.

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        The West-India Atlas; or, a Compendious Description of the West-Indies: Illustrated with forty correct charts and maps, taken from actual surveys. Together with an historical account of the several countries and islands which compose that part of the World

      London: printed for Robert Sayer and John Bennett, 1775. Folio. (22 x 15 1/2 inches). Mounted on guards throughout. Double-page engraved additional title-page, 39 engraved maps and charts by Jefferys and others (36 double- page, 2 with some early hand-colouring), 2 engraved headpieces (one mounted) and 1 engraved tailpiece in text. Expertly bound to style using 18th-century half diced russia, over contemporary marbled paper-covered boards, spine titled in gilt. Very rare first edition of the West-India Atlas The 39 engraved maps and charts are divided into three sections: the first group of six charts are designed to give information to a navigator wishing to sail from England to the West Indies. Starting with a map of the English Channel, then a general Atlantic chart, followed by more detailed charts of the Azores, the Canaries, the Cape Verde Islands and Bermuda. The second section is made up of an index map of the 'West Indies,' followed by 16 detailed charts that could be joined to form a a single large chart of both the coast of continental America (north, central and south) and the various islands of the Caribbean. The third section contains 16 maps of individual islands or island groups. Five of the charts (in the first and second sections) feature what is now mainland United States: number B 'a Chart of the Atlantic Ocean' (1775); number 1 '...A Compleat Chart of the West Indies' (1775); number 2 'The Western Coast of Louisiana and the Coast of New Leon' (1775); number 3 'The Coast of West Florida and Louisiana' (no date); number 4 'The Peninsula and Gulf of Florida ... with the Bahama Islands' (1775); number 7 'The Island of Cuba with part of the Bahama Banks and the Martyrs' (1775). Thomas Jefferys was one of the leading English cartographers of the 18th century. From about 1750, he published a series of maps of the Americas, that were among the most significant produced in the period. As Geographer to the Prince of Wales, and after 1761, Geographer to the King, Jefferys was well-placed to have access to the best surveys conducted in America, and many of his maps held the status of "official work." Jefferys died on 20th November 1771, but Robert Sayer (in partnership with John Bennett) 'having acquired the sole property of the Plates' and other material relating to the work, 'minutely followed' Jefferys' plans for the present work although Sayer does note that additional work was done using various sources to ensure that the information was up to date. The work was evidently a commercial success 'as there were five subsequent editions under the Sayer and Bennett imprint. In 1794 an expanded and modified version with sixty-one plates was published under Sayer's sole imprint. In the same year Laurie & Whittle acquired Sayer's plates, Sayer having died on 29th January 1794. They published a further version with the same title- page, but a slip with their names was pasted over the Sayer imprint.' In addition to the maps, the letterpress portion is also of interest: the title is followed by a dedication to Sir William Young 'late Captain- General and governor in Chief of ... Dominica.' The 4p. introduction gives details of the genesis of the atlas ('This work unites the Atlas and pilot for the West-Indies, shewing both the Geographic and Hydrographic parts') as well as notes on the sources of the individual maps. This is then followed by 23pp. of text on the West Indies, the Islands and the industries that they support, including an early polemic against the slave trade. D. Gestetner "Thomas Jefferys': West-India Atlas, 1775" in MapForum, issue 7 (2005), pp.40-48 & issue 8 (2005), pp.30-35; OCLC lists only one copy at Yale; Phillips 2699

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        From The Continental Congress - Declaration of the Causes and Necessity of Taking up Arms

      Edinburgh: The Weekly Magazine, or Edinburgh Amusement, 1775. 1st Edition. Disbound. Very Good. From The Continental Congress - Declaration of the Causes and Necessity of Taking up Arms& Newspaper, The Weekly Magazine, or Edinburgh Amusement, 5-1/4 x 8-1/4, August 24, 1775, 32pp., disbound, VG. From the interior, 3-1/2 pages and signed in type by John Hancock, President, a complete printing of Causes and Necessity of Taking up Arms.& In part, A Declaration by the Representatives of the United Colonies of North-America, now met in Congress at Philadelphia, setting forth the causes and necessity of their taking up arms. ... Parliament was influenced to adopt the pernicious project, and assuming a new power over them, have in the course of eleven years, given such decisive specimens of the spirit and consequences attending this power, as to leave no doubt concerning the effects of acquiescence under it.& They have undertaken to give and grant our money without our consent, though we have ever exercised an exclusive right to dispose of our own property; statutes have been passed for extending the jurisdiction of courts of admiralty and vice-admiralty beyond their ancient limits; for depriving us of the accustomed and inestimable privilege of trial by jury, in cases affecting both life and property; for suspending the legislature of one of the colonies; for interdicting all commerce to the capital of another; and for altering fundamentally the form of government established by charter, soldiers upon the colonists in time of profound peace. It has also been resolved in parliament, that colonists charged with committing certain offences, shall be transported to England to be tried. ... , and secured by acts of its own legislature solemnly confirmed by the crown; for exempting the " murderers " of colonists from legal trial, and in effect, from punishment; for erecting in a neighbouring province, acquired by the joint arms of Great-Britain and America, a despotism dangerous to our very existence; and for quartering Soon after the intelligence of these proceedings arrived on this continent, general Gage, who in the course of the last year had taken possession of the town of Boston, in the province of Massachusetts-Bay, and still occupied it is as a garrison, on the 19th day of April, sent out from that place a large detachment of his army, who made an unprovoked assault on the inhabitants of the said province, at the town of Lexington, as appears by the affidavits of a great number of persons, some of whom were officers and soldiers of that detachment, murdered eight of the inhabitants, and wounded many others. From thence the troops proceeded in warlike array to the town of Concord, where they set upon another party of the inhabitants of the same province, killing several and wounding more, until compelled to retreat by the country people suddenly assembled to repel this cruel aggression. ... Our cause is just. Our union is perfect. Our internal resources are great, and, if necessary, foreign assistance is undoubtedly attainable. We gratefully acknowledge, as signal instances of the Divine favour towards us, that his Providence would not permit us to be called into this severe controversy, until we were grown up to our present strength, had been previously exercised in warlike operation, and possessed of the means of defending ourselves. With hearts fortified with these animating reflections, we most solemnly, before God and the world, declare, that, exerting the utmost energy of those powers, which our beneficent Creator hath graciously bestowed upon us, the arms we have been compelled by our enemies to assume, we will, in defiance of every hazard, with unabating firmness and perseverence, employ for the preservation of our liberties; being with one mind resolved to die freemen rather then to live slaves.... & & The document was prepared by the Second Continental Congress to explain to the world why the American colonies had taken up arms against Great Britain. It is a combination of the work of Thomas Jefferson and Colonel John Dickinson (well-known for his series "Letters from a Pennsylvania Farmer."). Jefferson completed the first draft, but it was perceived by the Contenential Congress as too harsh and militant. Dickinson prepared the second. The final document combined the work of the two. & There is a couple of other references in this newspaper beyond the declaration article on p.279-281. General Lee's letter to General Burgoyne June 7, 1775 p276 1/2 page to p.278 and two extracts from letters on p.284 talking about the American Revolution.

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        Speech of Edmund Burke, Esq. on Moving his Resolutions for Concilliation with the Colonies, March 22, 1775

      London: Dodsley, 1775. Second. hardcover. near fine. 107 pages, slim 8vo, handsome rebound in 3/4 brown calf, marbled boards. London: J. Dodsley, 1775. Second Edition. Near Fine.

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        Histoire des Aventuriers Flibustiers qui se sont signalés dans les Indes

      Trevoux, Par la Compagnie, 1775; - Contenant ce qu'ils y ont fait de remarquable, avec la vie, les moeurs & les coutumes des Boucaniers, & des habitans de St. Domingue & de la Tortue; une description exacte de ces lieux, & un état des Offices, tant Ecclésiastiques que Séculiers, & ce que les grands Princes de l'Europe y possedent. Le tout enrichi de Cartes Géographyques & de Figures en taille-douce. Nouvelle Edition, Corrigée & augmentée de l'Histoire des Pirates Anglois, depuis leur établissement dans l'Isle de la Providence jusqu'à présent. 4 vol. in-12, front.-(6)-394 pp.-(1), 3 planches et 2 cartes h.t. / (1)-428 pp., 2 cartes h.t. / 347 pp. / (1)-lx-355 pp.-(1), veau brun, dos à n. ornés, coiffes sup. émoussées à 2 vol. (Rel. d'ép.). Sabin 23478. Leclerc 200. Edition recherchée de cet ouvrage célèbre qui a inspiré toute la littérature de l'aventure et reste la source la plus exacte et la plus complète pour l'histoire des flibustiers et des boucaniers des Antilles. Dans cette édition, le texte d'Oexmelin est suivi du Journal de Raveneau de Lussan et de l'Histoire des Pirates anglais du Capt. Johnson. Ecrite par l'un des leurs et maintes ois réimprimée en français, en hollandais et en anglais depuis sa première parution en 1676, l'Histoire des Flibustiers eut un succès considérable. Elle relatait les exploits remportés par ces hardis aventuriers français, anglais et hollandais sur les flottes espagnoles. Les boucaniers français s'embarquaient souvent avec eux: c'étaient des chasseurs de taureaux sauvages dans l'île Saint-Domingue; tireurs merveilleux, ils avaient un fusil aussi haut qu'eux [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Samlinger til Haderslev-Amts Beskrivelse, forestillende dette Amts, Herreders, Sogners og Byers ?ldre og nu v?rende Tilstand med historiske Efterretninger om de i dette Amt hidindtil v?rende Herrer Amtsm?nd og Geistliges Liv og Levnet, samt andre Familier (Text in dänisch und deutsch),

      Ki?benhavn, Kongel. Universitets Bogtrykkerie paa A. H. Godiches, 1775. - Landesbeschreibung des Amtes Haderslev in dänischer und deutscher Sprache. Mit Register sowie mehrfach gefalteter farbiger Karte (Haderslev 1768; 35 x 23 cm) im Anhang. de / dänisch 1500 Sehr gutes, frisches Exemplar dieser seltenen in dänischer und deutscher Sprache abgefaßten Landesbeschreibung; Exlibris (1776) auf Vorsatz; Seiten sauber und nahezu fleckenfrei, allenfalls partiell leicht nachgedunkelt; auch die Karte in sehr gutem Zustand. Weitere Fotos zu diesem Angebot auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben). Dort Herbst-Rabatt von 20 Prozent auf alle Angebote bis zum 15. Oktober 2013. XX, 539 S., 3 Bl. Brauner Original-Halblederband mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel auf beigem Rückenschild und goldgeprägten Ornamentleisten; Buchdeckel in mehrfariger Marmorierung und mit Lederecken; dreiseitiger Blauschnitt.

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        Expedición de Argel (1775)] Romanze de lo acaecido en la expedicion de Argel en 8 de Julio de 1775, dirigiendola el Teniente General Conde de O?Reylli, en el reinado del Sr. Carlos III.

      Manuscrito (1775) - 22x14 cm. [28] páginas sin numerar, escritas todas a excepción de las dos últimas. Manuscrito sobre papel verjurado. Caligrafía clara y de una sola mano. Cubiertas de papel fino sin verjura del siglo XIX. Custodiado en caja hecha a medida en tela moderna. Romance manuscrito en copia desconocida, coetánea a la fecha de los sucesos que describe (1775). Texto en verso y de carácter satírico, empieza: "Mintió la Gazeta el martes / miente el suplemento. mas / Mienten los dos Generales / por toda la eternidad". Enrique Villalba Pérez., "O'Reilly y la expedición de Argel (1775). Sátiras para un fracaso", en: Actas de la VIII Reunión Científica de la Fundación Española de Historia Moderna. Vol. II, 2005, no cita este romance.

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        A Sermon on the Present Situation of American Affairs. Preached in Christ-Church, June 23, 1775. At the Request of the Officers of the Third Battalion of the City of Philadelphia, and District of Southwark

      Philadelphia: James Humphreys, Junior, 1775. Complete. (4) un-numbered pages including the title, iv preface pages, 32 text pages. Very attractive modern leather binding with gilt lettering. The pages have been professionally cleaned and restored with one skillfully attached short facsimile paragraph and the loss of a few letters on the title page. This important sermon created an uproar both in the American colonies and in Great Britain when it was first preached and published in Philadelphia shortly after the Battle of Bunker Hill. Although in it, the pastor, William Smith, lamented British measures taken against the colonies, he also made clear that he believed the pursuit of independence was foolish and that all should work to repair relations and restore harmony. . First Edition. Leather. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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