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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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        An Address of the Gentlemen and Principal Inhabitants of the town of Boston, to His Excellency Governor Gage [caption title]

      [Boston]: October 6, 1775. [2]pp. bifolium on a large folded sheet. Text in double columns on both pages. Docketed on verso, with some inked names. In a folding cloth case, gilt leather spine label. (Small closed tear in upper portion of second page, with no loss of text; small hole in lower blank margin of first page, small separations at cross-folds and folds, neatly repaired with tissue.). General Gage retires and the Loyalists weep. This important broadsheet was issued at the time of the retirement of General Thomas Gage as the British commander-in-chief in the American colonies, a position he had held with only slight interruption from the end of the French and Indian War in 1763 until the events of 1775 called him to be removed. It consists of addresses to him by Loyalist Americans, many of whom had come to know Gage well over the years, and who could only see great difficulties for themselves in his departure. Gage had been generally well-liked in the early years of his appointment, but as tensions escalated in the wake of the Boston Tea Party in December, 1773 and the punitive Boston Port Bill and establishment of martial law the following spring, he was quickly out of his depth. He was naturally a focus of patriot anger, and compounded this with a series of ill- considered decisions, leading to Lexington and Concord, and the debacle of Bunker Hill on June 17, 1775. He was strongly criticized in England, and resigned on October 6, sailing for England on the 10th, when he was replaced by Sir Richard Howe. After Lexington and Concord the Loyalists from both countryside and city had become virtual prisoners with the British Army in Boston, facing an increasingly bleak prospect. In this broadsheet three groups address thanks to Gage and sign their names in type; a virtual who's who of Loyalists in Massachusetts. The first, from "the Gentlemen and Principal Inhabitants", is signed by 98 inhabitants, including names like Brattle, Amory, Faneuil, Winslow, and many others. The second, from "His Majesty's Council", is not signed, although perhaps all of these were in the first list. The third, from "Gentlemen who were driven from their habitations in the country", is signed by 76 citizens. To each of these Gage has replied with an evidently heartfelt thanks for their support. The Loyalists were right to regret Gage's departure. With Boston tightly besieged, and not offering a good base for military operations throughout the colonies in any case, Howe abandoned Boston on March 17, 1776, taking many of the signers of this document with him. While some returned after the war, many never saw America again. An important and rare broadsheet, marking an important moment in the rising American Revolution. Only two other copies are known, at the Massachusetts Historical Society, and the Public Records Office in London. NAIP w000865; Bristol B3931; Shipton & Mooney 42775; Ford, Massachusetts Broadsides 1784.

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        Discurso sobre la educacion popular de los Artesanos y su Fomento

      Antonio de Sancha, Madrid 1775 - 8vo. [24], 475, [1] pp. Binding with minor rubbing (a few wormholes) but overall in excellent condition, the text very clean and crisp An extraordinary work which deals not only with the education of the Spanish working class, including chapters on apprenticeship, examinations and female labour, but also about guilds, provisions and funds for the disabled and old aged, etc. It also has a chapter about Spanish foreign trade, particularly with the West Indies, though it was overlooked by Sabin. This volume appears much rarer than the author's complimentary work, the "Discurso sobre el fomento de la industria popular" of 1774. Albert Boime gives an insightful overview of the Spanish government at the time: "Goya's print of the 'Crockery Vendor' celebrates the Spanish government's ideal of a prosperous and proud artisan class, enunciated in Campomanes's publications of 1774-1775, 'Discurso sobre el fomento de la industria popular and Discurso sobre la educacion popular de los artesanos y su fomento.' Campomanes hoped to put to work all the idle classes of the nation, and to this end urged the cultivation of domestic crafts like pottery (although most of his examples are taken from the textile industry) that would not take people from small towns and farms. Over and over he praised the work of the economic societies for their encouragement of the arts and crafts, emphasizing their broad social appeal and representation. He especially lauded the spread of drawing instruction, which he considered 'the father of practical trades and without which nothing can flourish.' He had warm words for Mengs for his exemplary contribution to the national art, thus uniting the applied and fine arts in a common drive to rehabilitate Spanish commerce and culture" (Art in an Age of Bonapartism, 1800-1815, p. 221). REFERENCES: Kress 7088. Higgs 6474. Palgrave I, p. 208. McCulloch p. 361. Contemporary Spanish mottled sheep, smooth spine gilt, red morocco label, early paper shelf label at foot, marbled endpapers and edges [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Multa petentibus

      No Binding. Very Good. Copper plate engraving , [23 x 30 cm printed surface]. [n.d., but c. 1775.] A few folds but generally excellent, with a fine impression. Charming engraving of a genre scene depicting a man grating parmesan cheese, by the Venetian engraver and Volpato pupil Francesco del Pedro (1749-1806) , after a painting by the Venetian painter Francesco Maggioto ( 1750-1805). The printer has added a moralizing motto from Horace Odes III.16 on how to the fortunate man, whatever material goods are at hand are enough.* Benezit VIII.186 (Pedro), VII. 62 (Maggioto).

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        Neptune OrientalÖ

      Paris,: Compagnie des Indes & DÈpÙt GÈnerale de la Marine, 1775 - circa, 1810.. Large folio atlas with 69 maps (many double-page), title-page and single contents leaf; in excellent condition, in nineteenth-century quarter calf (a bit worn at extremities) and green papered boards. Magnificent French marine atlas of the eastern oceans, updated to 1810 using French admiralty charts to provide a full working atlas for officers navigating towards the east, with routes to India, China and South-East Asia.D'AprËs de Mannevillette (1707-1780), the son of a captain in the service of the Compagnie des Indes, made his first voyage to the Caribbean at the age of 19 after a comprehensive naval education. From the outset he collected information for a future marine atlas of the eastern seas, and after many voyages published the first edition of the Neptune Oriental in 1745. Its success brought him a wide following, and he was later employed in the library of the Compagnie des Indes at Lorient. Some thirty years later, in 1775, he published a second edition, completely revised and greatly increased thanks to the information collected from the company logbooks at his disposal.The present example is a yet further publication, with maps assembled from three different sources. Some 46 of the total of 69 maps derive from the 1775 edition of the Neptune Oriental; a further six maps are added from a separately-published supplement of 1781; finally a further 17 French admiralty charts are added, based chiefly on the work of d'AprËs de Mannevillette, but many of them post-dating his death and most of them updated with recent surveys and discoveries. For example the magnificent double page chart of the Indian Ocean bears an engraved caption beneath the New Holland landmass that reads 'Cette partie de la Nouvelle Hollande est tirÈe de la Carte gÈnerale du Voyage des DÈcouvertes aux Terres Australes, rÈdigÈe par M.L. Freycinet en 1809'. This is the latest dated reference in the charts, suggesting a date of publication of around 1810.Despite their different sources, the maps are similar in appearance and printing; the admiralty charts bear the insignia of the DÈpÙt GÈnerale de la Marine and are priced (typically at 1-3 francs). They bear the details of the engraver De la Haye, who has likewise signed many of the maps from the 1775 second edition. By its nature, the Neptune Oriental was a changeable publication. A glance at the Shirley and Phillips catalogues reveals no systematic standardisation of the copies they collated. Indeed, Shirley also records several variations of the 1775 second edition, each with differing totals. The composite nature of the atlas reflects d'AprËs de Mannevillette's working methods at the Compagnie des Indes in painstakingly comparing and collating information from merchant and naval officers returned from the eastern oceans.Three of the maps here that derive from the 1775 second edition of Neptune Oriental are in fact English maps, published at the instigation of Alexander Dalrymple for the Admiralty around 1770-1771. D'AprËs de Mannevillette enjoyed a long friendship with Dalrymple; indeed the accuracy of both hydrographers in many ways reflected their free and open correspondence. The inclusion of Dalrymple's maps in such an official French publication is testament to the amicable collaboration that existed between official French and British cartographers working at the highest level. The free exchange of information - especially maritime charting of vital naval importance - only became strained with the onset of war with Napoleonic France.Phillips, 3165-3168; Shirley, pp.1067-1068; Su·rez 'Early Mapping of Southeast Asia', pp.237-240.

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        An Abridgment of Penal Statutes, which exhibits at one View, The Offence; the Punishment or Penalty annexed to that Offence; The Mode of Recovering and Application of the Penalty; The Number of Witnesses and Justices necessary to convict , Etc, Etc

      London: W. Strahan and M. Woodfall , 1775. Collation, viii+558,38pp. Recentely bound in quarter calf, marble boards, raised bands, gilt lines, leather title label. Binding in excellent condition. Internally, no loose pages, title page strengthened on inner margin, slight loss on margin of title, without any loss of text, some occasional light browning. Pages in very good clean condition throughout. A very nice well bound copy.A57. First Edition. Very Good Plus. Oblong 8vo.

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        A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland

      London: Printed for W. Strahan., 1775. Octavo. Contemporary tan calf later rebacked, spine in compartments with a red morocco title label, brown coated endpapers, red speckled edges. Covers somewhat scratched and marked with extremities rubbed, spine rebacked with hinges reinforced, faint spotting to a few early and late leaves. Still a sound copy in good condition. First edition, first impression, first issue (with the 12-line errata leaf at the rear), of Johnson's narrative of his 83-day journey through Scotland in the late summer and autumn of 1773, accompanied by Boswell, who also kept a record of the trip, published in 1785 as A Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides. The two narratives are often published as a single volume although they are very different in approach, with Johnson focussed on Scotland and Boswell focussed on Johnson. This copy has a purchase history written out in various hands on the first blank, and an inscription on the second blank giving a quotation from Mrs Hannah More concerning the edifying nature of tourism.

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        Philosophical Arrangements

      London - Printed for John Nourse, Bookseller to His Majesty, 1775 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. Philosophical Arrangements by James Harris. Printed for John Nourse, Bookseller to His Majesty. Illustrated with an engraving to frontispiece executed by Issac Taylor. First edition. 'In this work Harris seeks to combine a range of ideas, including Aristotelian logic, idealism. . . moral theory, and literary theory to draw attention both to the resources available from classical thought and to the huge potential that imagination, the primary faculty of perception, makes available to human understanding. He also seeks to show the complex components of thought, and how, on examination, it shows itself to arise from universal latent structures in Nature. ' [from the catalogue of D. A. Pailin]From the antiquarian library of Emeritus Professor David Arthur Pailin, with bookplate to front pastedown. Previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown. Condition: In acontemporary calf binding. Externally, sound but with some wear to extremities, rubbing and slight marks to boards. Boards held by cords only. Internally, firmly bound. Generally bright but with background foxing and marginal offsetting to first and last pages. Overall: GOOD ONLY.

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        King George III Implements an Act of Parliament Integral to the English Constitution

      King George III Implements an Act of Parliament Integral to the English Constitution .& Standing armies increased the powers of a ruler and the danger of military despotism, so the English Constitution took decisive steps to meet these threats. It required the annual consent of the people's representatives in Parliament to fund the army, at which time they also reconfirmed the imposition of punishments on military personnel who acted outside their appointed spheres. This was constitutionally important because it limited the King's absolute authority, which marked the primary difference between England and the continental monarchies, and was the core of the idea of the liberties of Englishmen that so motivated the American revolutionaries. The act had a practical as well as constitutional aspect, as back then troops were often quartered in the homes of the people. A military that conducted itself improperly risked destroying the confidence of the citizenry in both the military and state, which would be a very serious matter, as was proved in Boston in 1775.& & William Blackstone's "Commentaries on the Laws of England" were long regarded as the leading work on the development of English Constitutional law and played a key role in the development of the American legal system. It formed the basis of the Common Law, and the U.S. Supreme Court quotes from Blackstone's work when it wishes to discussing the intent of the framers of the Constitution. & & Blackstone writes that "To prevent the executive power from being able to oppress, says Baron Montesquieu, it is requisite that the armies with which it is entrusted should consist of the people, and have the same spirit with the people...To keep this body of troops in order, an annual act of Parliament likewise passes, 'to punish mutiny and desertion, and for the better payment of the army and their quarters.' This regulates the manner in which they are to be dispersed...and establishes a law martial for their government. By this, among other things, it is enacted, that if any officer and soldier shall excite, or join any mutiny, or, knowing of it, shall not give notice to the commanding officer; or shall desert, or list in any other regiment, or sleep upon his post, or leave it before he is relieved, or hold correspondence with a rebel or enemy, or strike or use violence to his superior officer, or shall disobey his lawful commands; such offender shall suffer such punishment as a court martial shall inflict..." & & Part of this annual act provided funds, which would affect the Exchequer, and part reconfirmed court martial procedures, which concerned the Judge Advocate General of the military. From 1771-1806, this official was Sir Charles Gould, the first lawyer to hold the post. In June of 1783, while the American Revolution was still formally still ongoing, Parliament passed the annual two-part act for the upcoming year - June 24, 1783 to June 25. King George III promptly gave his approval of the act, an approval consistent with the English Constitution though it limited his own prerogatives. & & Document Signed, London, June 25, 1783, to Gould, containing the King's acknowledgement of the act of Parliament and containing detailed instructions for the court martial procedures it required. This is the first order of a monarch of Great Britain implementing an act of Parliament we have had, and directly relating to the essence of the Constitution, is of the highest importance.

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      New York: Printed by H. Gaine, [1775].. 168pp. plus folding map. Interleaved with blank pages with contemporary ink notes. 18mo. Original calf. Spine perished but held by cords. Worm hole in front board through to front endpapers, not affecting text or map. Internally very clean and very good. In a half morocco box. Apparently the second annual edition of this popular almanac, first published for 1775. Gaine published it with blank pages interleaved at the beginning. The present copy contains contemporary notes, apparently kept by a customs officer, and is filled with notations regarding counterfeit currency, its place of origin and identifying characteristics, and the contents of various shipping trunks. Gaine continued publication of the ...UNIVERSAL REGISTER... into the 1790s. It is filled with useful information, including population estimates for the American colonies, comparisons of various coins and monies, and lists of civic, military, and religious officers. The accomplished folding map shows the "Plan of the City of New York," with a street grid of the tip of Manhattan Island and farmland, the "Road to Boston" leading north, and the tip of Brooklyn at the bottom. The scale is one mile per three inches. OCLC locates only seven copies. A unique copy of a scarce title. EVANS 14057. DRAKE 5858. SABIN 26332 (note). OCLC 9875596.

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        The complete angler: or, Contemplative man's recreation. Being a discourse on rivers, fish-ponds, fish, and fishing. In two parts. The first written by Mr. Isaac Walton, the second by Charles Cotton, Esq; Illustrated with upwards of thirty copper-plate cuts of the several kinds of river-fish, of the implements used in angling, and views of the principal scenes described in the book. To which are prefixed, the lives of the authors. And notes historical, cri

      London : Printed for John and Francis Rivington ..., 1775. 3rd Edition. Physical description: lxxviii, 303, [1]; lviii, 128, [8] p., plates : ill., port., engr. music ; 8vo. Subjects: Fishing -- Angling -- Early works to 1800. Notes: Part 2 has a separate titlepage dated 1774, and pagination, but the register is continuous. With four final leaves of index. Referenced by: ESTC, T084739. "... Illustrated with upwards of thirty copper-plate cuts of the several kinds of river-fish, of the implements used in angling, and views of the principal scenes described in the book. To which are prefixed, the lives of the authors. And notes historical, critical, and explanatory / By Sir John Hawkins, Knt." --title page. Finely bound in modern speckled calf-backed marbled boards. Gilt-blocked leather label to spine with raised bands. Pages lightly dust-toned as with age. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request.

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      [Philadelphia. 1775].. [4]pp. on bifolium sheet. Folio. Very minor soiling and chipping at edges. Fine. Printed in Philadelphia on the day of the Battles of Lexington and Concord, opening the American Revolution, by the man who would print the Declaration of Independence the next year. This supplement to the PACKET contains the transcript of a speech by George Johnstone (1730-87), onetime governor of British West Florida and friend of America, in the House of Commons. Johnstone's speech, delivered on the occasion of the motion declaring the colony of Massachusetts to be in rebellion, cautions Parliament not to single out the colony of Massachusetts Bay but to seek conciliatory measures. This speech, made in late January, 1775, was also published as a pamphlet in London the next month, along with two letters by "Junius." Johnstone's speech is followed by a speech made in the House of Lords by the Earl of Chatham, who presents his address "to his Majesty, and most humbly to advise, and beseech him, that in order to open a way towards a happy settlement of the dangerous troubles in America, by beginning to allay ferments and soften animosities there; and above all, for preventing in the mean time, any sudden and fatal catastrophe at Boston, now suffering under the daily irritation of an army before their eyes, and posted in their town." The speech of Chatham also saw pamphlet form in England and America, the latter in four different editions. A dramatic publication on a dramatic date. Brigham, AMERICAN NEWSPAPERS, p. 942 (ref.).

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        Jaune herissee (Yellow bristly currant)

      One of the most splendid books on fruit ever produced, ?Traite des Arbres Fruitiers? was the result of the collaboration of two lifelong friends, Pierre Jean Francois Turpin (1775-1840) and Pierre-Antoine Poiteau (1766-1854). The son of a poor artisan, Turpin was largely self-taught but had studied the basic elements of drawing in the art school of his hometown, Vire.At 19, Turpin was sent to San Domingo in the West Indies where he met the young botanist, and student of the great botanist Pierre-Antoine Poiteau, whom was a student of the great botanical artist Pierre Joseph Redoute. This inspired in Turpin an enthusiasm for natural history. This ?new edition? was in fact a completely new work, loosely based on Henri Loius Duhamel du Monceau?s Traité des Arbres Fruitiers, published in 1768. Duhamel du Monceau, a French botanist, had the artists Claude Aubriet (ca. 1665-1747) and Madeleine Basseporte (1701-80) illustrate the fruit species to be included in the published work.This fine, hand-colored stipple engraving, ?Jaune herissee? measures 21.25" x 13.5" and is in excellent condition. This engraving of currants translates to: Yellow bristly, desciring the color of the currant and the type of leaves. The plant on this engraving are shadowed and highlighted in varying shades of green, which, along with precise lines and detailing, creating a naturalistic and aesthetic effect.

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        Traité contre les danses et les mauvaises chansons.

      Paris, Antoine Boudet, 1775. - LX, 426, (6) SS. Zeitgenössischer, marmorierter Lederband mit goldgeprägtem Rückenschildchen sowie Rücken- und Stehkantenvergoldung. 8vo. Zweite Ausgabe des Werkes des französischen Theologen Gauthier (1696-1780). Titel oben mit hinterlegtem Ausschnitt (ohne Textverlust), sonst sehr gutes Exemplar. Derra de Moroda 1043. RISM B 6,1 362. Vgl. Magriel 20: "A theological tract against dancing".

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        A Chart of the British Channel; Comprehending the Southern Coasts of England and Wales: with the Coast of France from Dunkirk to the River of Nantes

      London: Robert Sayer, 1775. unbound. very good. Sea chart. Uncolored engraving. Image measures 20.5" x 25.25". Beautifully detailed coastlines and rhumb lines. Depths in fathoms and tide information. A few small tears to top and bottom margins.

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        La nobleza, y piedad de los Montañeses, demostrada por el Smo. Cristo de Burgos. Sermón, Que en su primera fiesta, celebrada en el Convento grande de N. S. P. S. Francisco de México el día 3 de Mayo de 1775 años predicó Dedicado por los Cavalleros que componen la Muy Ilustre Mesa a todos los nobles naturales, y originarios de La Montaña.

      - México, Joseph de Jáuregui, (1775), 29,5 x 20,5 cm., curiosa encuadernación mejicana de época en tela, guardas hechas a mano con dibujos con motivos florales y aves, 20 h. incluso portada a dos tintas y grabado en madera del Cristo de Burgos a media página en la primera hoja de preliminares + 37 págs. (Morfi era natural de Oviedo y está considerado como el gran historiador de Texas. Esta obra es un sermón panegírico dedicado al sector de la población mejicana, de procedencia peninsular, que controlaba entonces buena parte del comercio y la minería colonial y tipográficamente es su mejor obra. En las hojas de preliminares contiene un discurso sobre el antiguo culto al Cristo de Burgos por parte de los originarios de la Montaña y sobre la antigüedad de la nobleza montañesa que daría origen a la nobleza de Castilla. De esta rarísima obra no hemos localizado ejemplares en ninguna biblioteca española incluida la Nacional). MÉJICO ASTURIAS

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        Wir Georg der dritte von Gottes Gnaden König von Großbritannien ... Thun hiermit als Vater und nahmens des postulirten Bischofs des Hochstifts Osnabrück, Unsers Prinzen Friederichs liebden, kund und fügen zu wissen ... geben auf unserm Palais zu St. James ..." Brief mit eigenhändiger Unterschrift

      London, 14. Febr. 1775. 32 cm. 3 Seiten auf Kanzleibogen mit gedecktem Siegel, alte Faltspuren - In Vertretung seines noch minderjährigen Sohnes Friedrich von York (1763 - 1827), der schon 1764 zum Osnabrücker Bischof gewählt wurde. An den Domkapitular Ferdinand Goswin zu Böselager. Inhalt des Briefes ist unter anderem die von dem Domkapitular Phil. Clamor v. d. Bussche beabsichtigte Verehelichung und in diesem Zusammenhang stehende Meinungsverschiedenheiten "zwischen den Domcapitularen beider Religionen abschwebende Streitigkeiten über die Freiheit der evangelischen Domcaitularen sich zu verheiraten ..." Gleichzeitig ergeht an den Empfänger die Wegkommissariats-Bestallung "nahmens unsers Prinzen Bischofs ... während dessen Minderjährigkeit uns er treu ... ihm anvertrauten Amte sich getreu, emsig und fleißig erweisen ..." -

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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

      London: Robt. Sayer & Jn. Bennett, 1775. unbound. very good. Sea chart. Engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 19.5" x 26.25". 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.

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      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) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Die Israeliten in der Wueste, ein Oratorium. [Full score]

      Hamburg: im Verlag des Autors. 1775. Tall folio. Early 19th century flexible marbled boards, early oval paper label titled in manuscript to upper, modern red paper title label gilt to spine. 1f. (title), 114 pp. Typeset throughout. With attractive woodcut device to title. & & Binding slightly worn. Slightly browned; some minor foxing and staining. A very good copy. . First Edition. Rare. Wotquenne 238. Helm 775. Hirsch IV, 667. RISM B109. & & "The Israeliten occupies an important position in the history of the oratorio as a genre. Together with other contemporary works it forms the 'basis of a repertoire of oratorios less exclusivley associated with performance in church buildings than hitherto.' The attention which this work received at the time was phenomenal." Ottenberg: C.P.E. Bach, p. 122. & & "Bach ascribed particular importance to his oratorios. The score of Die Israeliten in der Wüste, composed for the consecration of the Lazarethkirche in 1769, was printed in 1775... Die Auferstehung and Die Israeliten... reached Catholic parts of southern Germany and were occasionally even performed outside the German-language area (in England and Italy). Die Israeliten in particular maintained its place in the repertory as a concert oratorio until well into the 19th century...[This oratorio is considered among] "the most important vocal works of the second half of the 18th century." Grove online

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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. Second edition. Later half calf over marbled boards, raised bands, gilt titles. A very good copy, worn along the joints, occasional soiled leaves, binding tight. Sm. 8vo. 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). Howes B995. Sabin 9359. Larned 833. Bibliography of Virginia 675. Lowndes 318.

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        A Declaration By the Representatives of the United Colonies of North-America, Now Met in General Congress at Philadelphia, Setting Forth the Causes and Necessity of Their Taking Up Arms. New-England Chronicle: or, The Essex Gazette, Vol VII, No. 365

      Stoughton Hall, Harvard-College, Cambridge, MA: Printed By Samuel and Ebenezer Hall, 1775. One sheet folded into four pages. The pages are approximately 15.25" tall x 9.75" wide. The newspaper is housed in a custom-made protective portfolio; blue leather with gilt lettering. This is an exceptionally rare early newspaper printing of what amounted to the American colonies declaration of war upon Great Britain. It fills the entire first page of the paper and one column of the second. Following the battles of Lexington and Concord, the Second Continental Congress convened on 10 May 1775 in Philadelphia to take charge of the war effort. The document identifies the most egregious of the acts taken by Great Britain including taxation without representation, extended use of vice admiralty courts, the several Coercive Acts, and the Declaratory Act. It then explains how for a decade, the British government consistently ignored or rejected colonists' petitions for the redress of their grievances. Still, it insists that the colonies do not yet demand independence, and it states that they have only taken up arms "in defence of the Freedom that is our Birthright and . . . [will] lay them down when Hostilities shall cease on the part of the Aggressors". The convention initially appointed a committee of five to write the document. However after an initial draft prepared by John Rutledge was rejected, Thomas Jefferson and John Dickinson were added to the group, and Jefferson was tasked with creating a new draft. There is some disagreement as to whether Jefferson's draft was found objectionable due to its style or radical nature. Regardless of the reason, John Dickinson's major revision of Jefferson's draft, which includes the famous lines, "Our cause is just. Our union is perfect. Our internal resources are great, and, if necessary, foreign assistance is undoubtedly attainable. . . . [W]e will, in defiance of every hazard, with unabating firmness and perseverance, employ for the preservation of liberties, being with one mind resolved, to die Freemen rather than live slaves," was accepted by the convention on 6 July 1775. Apparently the Declaration was not initially issued as a 'government' publication, but rather it was first privately printed as a pamphlet in Philadelphia and then almost immediately reprinted in several newspapers. These "early newspaper printings . . . are extraordinarily rare and do not often appear on the market. Only one newspaper printing has appeared at auction in the last 30 years: a July 12, 1775 postscript to the 'Pennsylvania Gazette,' printed in Philadelphia, was sold in 1996" - see Bauman's Rare Books #66576. . Early Printing. Newspaper. Near Fine. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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

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

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

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

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        The Hampstead Contest, A Law Case, Submitted to Counsel and Inscribed

      1775. Hodge, Farmer, Pseudonym. The Hampstead Contest, A Law Case, Submitted to Counsel and Inscribed to Mrs. L-SS-GH-M. By Farmer Hodge, Of Golder's-Green. London: Printed for F. Newbery, 1775. 16 pp. Quarto (9" x 7"). Stab-stitched pamphlet in contemporary marbled wrappers. Light rubbing and a few minor creases. Some toning, light foxing to first and final leaves, internally clean. * Only issue. A satirical poem concerning the controversy caused by Jane Lessingham (Hemet), an actress "of no very good repute," when she chose to build a home in Hampstead. The construction of this house was "riotously opposed" by certain copyholders of Hampstead Heath. Lessingham eventually prevailed in her legal actions and resided in this home until her death in 1783. No copies located on OCLC. The ESTC locates a single copy (in the Birmingham Central Libraries). English Short-Title Catalogue T166558.

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        Anleitung zur Schönschreibkunst

      Darmstadt: (N.P.), 1775. Oblong quarto. 31pp. First edition. An instructional book for calligraphy, with an ornate engraved title page followed by thirty plates of calligraphic examples by Johann Menzzer. The plates demonstrate a variety of hands using quotations, biblical passages, and alphabets in Latin, French, and German, and include elaborate flourishes and ornamentation. A few of the examples have large initials and letters filled in with decoration. Menzzer was secretary and scribe to Ludwig IX, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt. Bound in contemporary gilt boards with green and red patterned endpapers. Boards show some light finger-marks and slight wear to extremities, else very fine. A.e.g.

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        The Ogygia Vindicated: Against the Objections of Sir George MacKenzie, King's Advocate for Scotland in the Reign of King James II (A Posthumous Work)

      Dublin: Printed for G. Faulkner, 1775. EXTERIOR POOR, INTERIOR GOOD+ CONDITION. Title continues: "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 Scotish Antiquities. With a Dissertation on the origin and Antiquities of the Antient Scots, and Notes, Critical and Explanatory, on Mr. O'Flaherty's Text, by C. O'Conor, Esq." SCARCE. [6], lxxxii, [2], 299pp, on laid paper, bound in polished calf covers, with spine label intact. Covers detached, showing worn edges/corners, endpapers detached, binding is tight, includes the List of Subscriber's, cellophane over the backstrip and on hinge of title page & ffp, occasional foxing. The book Ogygia traces Irish History back to the ages of Mythology and Legend, and was criticised for its scholarship by Sir George Mackenzie of Rosehaugh, Dean of Faculty at Aberdeen, culminating in this 1775 The Ogygia Vindicated, adding footnotes to the original work.. First Edition. Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Isola di Minorca di nuova projezione

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

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

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

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        Urtheil eines altglaubigen Philosophen über die neumodischen Gedanken einiger Ueberklugen der heutigen Welt von der wunderbaren Heilungsart des Hochwürdigen Herrn Johann Joseph Gaßners, freyresignirten Pfarrers zu Klösterl, nun geistlichen Raths und Hofkaplans Sr. Hochfürstl. Gnaden des Bischofs zu Regensburg, Probstens und Herrn zu Ellwangen etc.

      Ohne Ort und Verlag (Augsburg, Wolff) 1775 - 2 Bl., 275 S. Einfacher Pappband der Zeit (etwas fleckig u. leicht berieben). Erste Ausgabe der seltenen Schrift des Münchener Mediziners, anonym erschienen. - Vergleiche Hirsch/H. III, 688 (ohne diesen Titel) - Holzmann/Bohatta IV, 8676. - Johann Nepomuk von Leuthner (1740-1814) studierte Medizin in Ingolstadt. Er ließ sich als praktischer Arzt in München nieder und wurde dort Stadtphysicus, Medizinalrat und Leibarzt des Kurfürsten Maximilian III. - Zu seiner Verteidigungsschrift für den Wunderheiler Gaßner schreibt der Rezensent der ADB (1776, 27. Bd., 2. Stück, S. 617f.): "Wir haben aus dem ganzen 28 Bogen langen Gewäsche kaum was anders heraus bringen können, als daß er Gaßners und der Jesuiten Freund, und ein geschworner Feind aller derer ist, die an Gaßners Exorcismen nicht glauben". - Etw. stockfleckig u. gebräunt, oberer Rand teilw. mit schwachem Wasserfleck. First edition of the rare tract on the wondrous healing of J.J. Gassner. Bound in cont. boards (somewhat stained and rubbed). - Some foxing and browning, upper margin with mild waterstaining in places. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Arithmétique politique, adressée aux Sociétés Economiques établies en Europe. Par M. Young. Ouvrage traduit de l'anglois par M. Fréville. [Suivi du 'Traité sur l'utilité des grandes fermes et des riches fermiers' et de 'Essai sur l'état présent de l'agriculture des Isles Britaniques, par John Arbuthnot].

      - La Haye, Pierre Frédéric Gosse, 1775. 2 volumes in-8, demi-basane havane moderne, dos à nerfs, pièces de titre et de tomaison de veau rouge et vert bronze, (10), 464 pp. et (4), 519 p. Première édition française de ces deux ouvrages réunis et traduits par Fréville. Arthur Young, dans son ‘Arithmétique politique’, étudie les mesures favorables à l'agriculture, en critiquant les conceptions physiocratiques et en prenant exemple sur les progrès de la Grande-Bretagne (outre l'agriculture, sont envisagés arts, manufactures, commerce, population, richesses, prix des denrées). Il réfute, en particulier, les idées des Economistes sur l'impôt et le produit net. (Cf. Quesnay, 'Oeuvres', INED, 1958, I, p. 392). Sur l'important 'Traité' de John Arbuthnot (‘An inquiry into the connection between the present price of provisions and the size of farms’, 1773), cf. Palgrave, I, 52. (Conlon, ‘Siècle des Lumières’, 75:1770. Goldsmiths, 11232. Higgs, 6193-94. Kress, 7185. Leblanc, n° 288). Auréoles aux premiers feuillets, plus prononcées au second volume. Exemplaire non rogné.

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        Lectures on the Materia Medica

      Robert Bell, 1775-01-01. Hardcover. Acceptable. viii, 512 p. ; 25 cm. (4to) Contemporary sheepskin binding. Cover extremities worn. Bumped corners. Internally some browning, front free endpaper lacking. Marginal dampstain on preface and rear index leaves. Provenance: Signatures of Chas. Taylor, 1775 and Francis Dade Philadelphia, 1810; modern owner's provenance notes on rear free endpaper. 1st American edition. Austin 577; Wellcome II, 412 (London, 1773 ed.); Evans 14000

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        Muestras de los caracteres que se funden por direccion de D. Antonio Espinosa de los Monteros y Abadia, academico de la Real de San Fernando, uno de sus primeros pensionados, en matrices hechas enteramente por el mismo, con punzones, que igualmente prosigue trabajando hasta concluir un surtido completo.,

      No place, no date (Madrid, 1775 ?). - 32 unnumb. leaves with various types partly framed by variant borders of which 4 large folding. Updike II 80-81. Cf. Palau 184145 (only 24 leaves) and Birrell & Garnett 181. Probably second enlarged edition. On KVK there is a supposed 1770 edition (3 copies worldwide) with only 24 leaves. Our copy with an additional cont. manuscript title-leaf "Fabrica nueva de caracteres de imprimir cuyos punzones y matrices inventa y graba D. Ant. Espinosa de los Monteros - Academico de las nobles artes y grabador principal de la Casa de Moneda de Segovia 1775". "It shows a series of slightly condensed old style types which are remarkable in one respect - that roman characters in some cases, and italic in all, have an extraordinary quality of pen-work" (Updike, II, 81). A nice copy of an extremely scarce Spanish type specimen. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 550 Cont. mottled calf. Flat spine, richly gilt. 4to (205 x 148 mm). Upper spine-end defective. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Essays Relating to Agriculture and Rural Affairs; in Two Parts

      ...By a Farmer. Three folding engraved plates. xxxiii, [1], 472 pp. Two parts in one vol. 8vo, cont. calf (head of spine a bit chipped), spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. Edinburgh: T. Cadell, 1775. First edition of Anderson's first book on farming; it was an enormously popular work which went through at least seven editions. Anderson (1739-1808), was an agriculturist and political economist. "His most striking characteristic was the combination of an intense interest in the practical working of some machine or object with a strong grasp of theory. He was an early adherent of the principles of political economy, and is held to have been in the subject's mainstream of development. He also carried out various experiments and was noted for his use of the newly designed two-horse plough at Monkshill. His long-term reputation rests on a large body of publications; pamphlets, newspapers, and articles in other people's works, for which he is said to have had at least fourteen aliases: Agricola, Timoleon, Germanicus, Cimon, Scoto-Britannicus, E., Aberdeen, Henry Plain, Impartial, A Scot, Senex, Timothy Hairbrain, Alcibiades, and Monsoon."-ODNB. Fine copy with the armorial bookplate of George Paterson of Castle Huntly. ❧ Fussell, II, pp. 104-07. .

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        Bibliotheca Askeviana. Sive Catalogus Librorum rarissimorum Antonii Askew, M.D

      Quorum Auctio fiet apud S. Baker & G. Leigh...Die Lunae 13 Februarii MDCCLXXV. & in undeviginiti sequentes Dies... vi, 149, [1] pp. Tall 8vo, cont. tree calf (joints with short cracks, corners a little worn), spine richly gilt, green leather lettering piece on spine. London: 1775. A "Royal Paper" copy, with "Price Four Shillings" on the title of this important sale catalogue, ruled in red and priced throughout in a contemporary hand. "Another great collector of the same generation was Dr Anthony Askew (1722-1772), who travelled on the Continent and whose achievements in the medical field are quite eclipsed by his proficiency as a classical scholar. As a book-collector, he is said to have attempted to secure a complete series of all the Greek classics ever published; he purchased privately R. Mead's Greek manuscripts, the papers of Dr Taylor and some fine early classical codices from the library of the Maffei family. His sale (13 February 1775) was a great success and was attended by the Paris bookseller De Bure, who bought for the Duc de La Vallière and other French collectors (including the King of France)."-De Ricci, p. 52. The leaf of "Libri Omissi" is present. 3570 lots. Fine copy with the Chippendale bookplate of Plummer of Middlestead and the library label of Sunderland Hall, Selkirkshire. ❧ Gustave Brunet, Dictionnaire de Bibliologie Catholique, col. 558-"Catalogue curieux...riche en anciennes éditions classiques." Peignot, p. 78-"Catalogue assez curieux, surtout pour les anciennes éditions." .

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        An Account of the Voyages undertaken by the order of His Present Majesty for making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere and successively performed by Commodore Byron, Captain Wallis, Captain Carteret and Captain Cook, in the Dolphin, the Swallow, and

      Dublin 1775: James Williams, 1775. Livre. Bon. Cuir. In-8. [suite du titre :] "the Endeavour : drawn up from the Journals which were kept by the several Commanders, and from the Papers of Joseph Banks, Esq. To which is added a Voyage to the North Pole, by Commodore Philips. In two volumes. Illustrated with Charts and elegant copper-plates." Dublin, James Williams, 1775. 2 volumes 20 x 13 cm (R), in-8°, 5 ff. + XXVIII pp. + 489 pp., 5 ff. + 529 pp. + 49 pp., avec, hors texte, deux grandes cartes dépliantes (cartes itinéraires) et 6 gravures sur cuivre dont 3 dépliantes, reliure de l'époque en plein veau, dos à 5 nerfs, orné de filets et fleurons dorés, pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin ornées. Edition pirate irlandaise de ce livre renfermant la narration du premier voyage de Cook, parue deux ans après l'originale. Une première édition dublinoise, plus économique encore, avait paru sans planche. Notre exemplaire est complet de toutes les cartes et gravures, bien sûr moins nombreuses que dans les luxueuses éditions de Londres de 1773. Ex-libris manuscrit ancien au titre (John Gones ?). Exemplaire plus que convenable, avec coiffes de tête élimées, mors très lég. fendillés, quelques traces blanches dans les mors et la dorure du tome 2, coins un peu émoussés, papier lég. bruni avec quelques rares piqûres éparses, quelques ombres, une déchirure sans manque de 8 cm environ dans la marge intérieure de la première carte, qui comporte par ailleurs un petit faux pli. // With two large folding maps showing the itinerary of the various navigators, and six engraved copper plates (3 folding), contemporary binding, full calf, spine withe 5 raised bands, fleurons and filets, morocoo orned labels. Pirat Irish edition of this narrative of the first travel of James Cook, published two years after the first edition. A previous Dublin edition, even cheaper, was published without any plate at all. Our copy has the maps and engravings it should, but there are of course much less engravings than in the two first London editions of 1773. Old inscription on title (John Gones ?). A more than acceptable copy, with small damages to upper headcaps, minor cracks to joints, some white stains to gilt and joints, corners slighlty blunt, paper slightly darkened, some occasional and rare dark foxing, a 8 cm tear without loss to the inner margin of the first map, which also has a minor wrong crease..

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      Philadelphia: R. Aitken, 1775.. [8],vii,[1],232,[4]pp., plus twelve plates (seven folding). 12mo. Antique- style three-quarter calf and marbled boards, spine gilt extra, leather label. Small portion at top of titlepage replaced, not affecting text. Light foxing and soiling. Very good. A most important early American military manual, preceding the celebrated works of Baron Von Steuben and, appropriately, the first book bearing a dedication to George Washington. Edited by Hugh Henry Ferguson, the present manual was one of the most significant military manuals associated with the years of the American Revolution. The engravings illustrate the strategies promoted in the text, both historic and theoretical. These celebrated guerilla tactics, combined with a superior geographical knowledge of local terrain, gave the Continentals a significant advantage over the regimented fighting style of the British. In short, this is how we won the war. EVANS 14475. HOWES S981, "aa." HILDEBURN 3290. NAIP w020757.

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        A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland

      London: Printed for W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1775. Second edition. Contemporary calf attractively rebacked matching style with raised bands and morocco label. A very good and tight copy of what is more properly termed the second edition, although sheets from the first printing overrun were also used for this printing. Containing six-line errata page.

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      London: Printed and Sold By Mary Hinde, At No 2, in George-Yard, Lombard-Street. Fair. 1775. Hardcover. Full leather bound cover is largely deteriorated but treated for dry-rot to reduce further derioration. Boards and spine are straight. Binding is tight. Front end sheet and title are detached and laid in. Pages are clean and in very good condition with only very mild foxing and toning. Contains sermons by all authors listed above. .

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        Kilgarren Castle in South Wales

      London: John Boydell, 17 July 1775. Engraving, coloured by hand, by William Elliott. (One expertly repaired marginal tear and some dust soiling to margins). 14 1/8 x 19 7/8 inches. 19 5/16 x 24 5/16 inches. Kilgarren, or rather 'Cilgerran Castle stands on a precipitous, craggy promontory overlooking the river Teifi where it merges with the Plysgog stream. The Teifi here is just at its tidal limit, so the castle was able to control both a natural crossing point and the passage of seagoing ships. We cannot be sure when this strong site was first fortified... Cilgerran is first mentioned by name in 1164, when the Lord Rhys captured the castle here. It was retaken by William Marshall, earl of Pembroke, in 1204, only to be taken again by the Welsh during Llywelyn the Great's campaigns in 1215. However, eight years later, William's son, another William, regained control, and it was probably he who built the imposing masonry castle we see today... In the 1370s an invasion from France was feared, and Edward III ordered that the now rather derelict Cilgerran be refortified. The north-west tower probably belongs to this period - it is clearly an addition, though so ruinous that it is difficult to date. After 1389, when the Hastings family died out, the castle passed to the crown, with which it was thenceforward closely associated. It may have been captured and held for a short time in 1405 during Owain Glyndwr's wars of independence; we know for certain that it was much damaged during the attack. But after that the castle's active military service came to an end. In the Tudor period, the Vaughan family were granted the castle by Henry VII, and they continued to occupy it until the early 17th century, when they built a new house nearby. The castle fell into ruin, but its picturesque setting made it an early favorite among tourists who, from the 18th century, could visit by boat from Cardigan.' Richard Wilson 'was born at Penegoes in Montgomeryshire...on 1 Aug. 1714. His mother was one of the Wynnes of Leeswold. His father...gave his son, who does not seem to have gone to school, an excellent classical education. With the assistance of Sir George Wynne, Wilson was sent to London in 1729, and placed with Thomas Wright, a portrait-painter, of whom little is known. Wilson began his artistic career as a portrait-painter, and attained some position in that branch of the profession... In 1749 Wilson went to Italy, and there he painted a landscape which excited the admiration of Francesco Zuccarelli, who advised him to take to landscape-painting. This was at Venice, and either there or at Rome Horace Vernet encouraged him to do the same. The French painter also exchanged landscapes with him and showed Wilson's in his own studio with generous praise to all comers. Wilson soon gained a considerable reputation in Italy as a landscape-painter... Wilson is now acknowledged to be one of the greatest of English landscape- painters. His art was based upon that of Salvator Rosa, Gaspar Poussin, and Claude. It was inspired by the scenery of Italy, and especially of the Campagna, with its clear bright skies and ancient ruins. It was somewhat formal and careless of detail, but in grandeur of design, in breadth of treatment, in the harmony of its rich but quiet colour, and in the rendering of space and air, Wilson has few rivals. His pictures of his own country, like the noble Snowdon from Nantlle, lent by Mr. F. Worsley- Taylor to the 1899 exhibition in the corporation of London art gallery, are among his finest works; and, though they have a strong resemblance to his pictures of Italy, they contain much local truth of form and atmosphere. He used a very restricted palette, and painted with one brush.' (DNB).

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        An Act to Restrain the Trade and Commerce of the Colonies of New Jersey, Pensylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and South Carolina, to Great Britain, Ireland, and the British Islands in the West Indies, under certain Conditions and Limitations

      London: Charles Eyre and William Strahan, 1775. Near Fine. [2], 463-472 p.; 31 cm. (folio). Disbound. Title page reads "Anno Regni Georgii III. . . . At the Parliament begun and holden at Westminster, the Twenty-ninth Day of November, Anno Domini 1774, in the Fifteenth Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Third . . . Being the First Session of the Fourteenth Parliament of Great Britain." Woodcut royal coat of arms above the imprint. Woodcut headpiece and historiated initial at the beginning of the act. The second of the Restraining Acts, which restricted trade in and out of the colonies of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and South Carolina. After July 20, 1775, enumerated goods were not to be shipped from those colonies to other colonies or to Great Britain; and after September 1, 1775, no goods were to be shipped to those colonies except from Great Britain, until "Peace and Obedience to the Laws" had been restored in those colonies. This restraint on trade by the American colonies was one of the events leading to the American Revolution. In Near Fine Condition: disbound; otherwise clean and bright.

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        An Act to Restrain the Trade and Commerce of the Provinces of Massachuset's Bay and New Hampshire, and Colonies of Connecticut, and Rhode Island, and Providence Plantation, in North America, to Great Britain, Ireland, and the British Islands

      London: Charles Eyre and William Strahan, 1775. Near Fine. Title continued: "in the West Indies; and to Prohibit such Provinces and Colonies from Carrying on any Fishery on the Banks of Newfoundland, or other Places therein mentioned, under certain Conditions and Limitations." [2], 295-307, [1] p.; 31 cm. (folio). Disbound. Title page reads "Anno Regni Georgii III. . . . At the Parliament begun and holden at Westminster, the Twenty-ninth Day of November, Anno Domini 1774, in the Fifteenth Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Third . . . Being the First Session of the Fourteenth Parliament of Great Britain." Woodcut royal coat of arms above the imprint. Woodcut headpiece and historiated initial at the beginning of the act. The first of the Restraining Acts, which restricted trade in and out of the colonies of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. After July 1, 1775, enumerated goods were not to be shipped from those colonies to other colonies or to Great Britain; and after September 1, 1775, no goods were to be shipped to those colonies except from Great Britain, until "Peace and Obedience to the Laws" had been restored in those colonies. This restraint on trade by the American colonies was One of the events leading to the American Revolution. In Near Fine Condition: disbound; otherwise clean and bright.

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        The Art of Cookery

      London: Company of Booksellers - W Wangford, 1775 Made Plain and Easy; which far exceeds any thing of the Kind yet Published...... To which are added, one hundred and fifty New and useful Receipts, and a copious Index. A New edition with The Order of a modern bill of fare for each month and the manner the dishes are to be placed upon a table. Printed for a company of booksellers and sold by L Wangford in Fleet St.. (with - Be careful to observe (Mrs Glass being dead) that the genuine edition of her Art of Cookery is thus signed, by W. Wangford. This was rebound in 1993 by Judy Corbett in half brown leather with marbled boards, blind tooling to edges. Spine has gilt title and lines. Internally, new endpapers, NO inscriptions etc, light foxing and in some cases browning throughout, frontis present, [2], (iv), [18], 298 pp, [20] index, the last page of index has had its bottom corners stuck back in, no loss. A wonderful copy of a rare and important title. Has details on making wines, brewing and curiously a certain cure for the Bite of a Mad Dog! by Dr Mead. (ESTC T103508)Glasse [née Allgood], Hannah (1708-1770), writer on cookery and costumier, whose The Art of Cookery, Made Plain and Easy … by a Lady was certainly a success, however on 27 May 1754 a docquet of bankruptcy was granted against Hannah for debts of over £10,000. and on 29 October 1754 the copyright of The Art of Cookery and the printed sheets of the fifth edition were sold to Andrew Miller and his conger (a partnership of booksellers), who were to be responsible for the Art for the next fifty years. See ODNB for a full Bio.

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        Lectures on the art of reading; First Part: Containing The Art of Reading Prose. By Thomas Sheridan, A.M. Author of Lectures on Elocution, British Education, &c

      London: printed for J. Dodsley, Pall-Mall; J. Wilkie, St. Paul’s Church-Yard; E. and C. Dilly, in the Poultry; and T. Davies, Russel-Street, Covent-Garden, MDCCLXXV, 1775. First Edition. Full Calf. Near Fine+. First Edition. 8vo; xii, 392pp. Beautifully bound by Fitterer to style in full speckled calf, the spine gilt in six compartments, the original olive-green lettering piece laid down. An excellent example, the pages clean and bright, free of foxing. ESTC Citation No. T91105. OCLC Number: 64220538 Elocution emerged as a formal discipline during the eighteenth century. One of its important figures was Thomas Sheridan, actor and father of Richard Brinsley Sheridan. Thomas Sheridan's lectures on elocution, collected in Lectures on Elocution (1762) and his Lectures on Reading (1775), provided directions for marking and reading aloud passages from literature.

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        Common Sense: in Nine Conferences, between a British Merchant and a Candid Merchant of America in their private capacities as friends; tracing the several causes of the present contest between the mother country and her American subjects

      London: J. Dodley, 1775. [Bound preceding:] Jonas HANWAY. The Defects of Police the Cause of Immorality, and the continual Robberies committed, particularly in and about the Metropolis: with various proposals for preventing hanging and transportation: likewise for the establishment of several plans of police on a permanent basis ... London: J. Dodsley, 1775. 2 volumes in 1, 4to (11 x 8 1/2 inches). Contemporary calf, covers bordered with a gilt rule, spine with raised bands in six compartments, red morocco lettering piece in the second compartment, the others with a repeat overall decoration in gilt. (Repairs to joints). Provenance: Lord Walsingham (armorial bookplate). Two important works by the noted English philanthropist and reformer, including his scarce work on the impending American Revolution. Hanway as a merchant and British patriot looked askance at what was happening in the American colonies. The text is in the form of a dialogue between a British and American merchant, in which the nature of sovereign authority, taxation, trade, and the pros and cons of seeking independence are discussed in a friendly and amicable way. "Arguments supposed to have converted the 'candid' Yankee seem quite unconvincing" (Howes). It is unclear if Thomas Paine knew of Hanway's work, but would of course issue his own Common Sense shortly after, though with arguments convincingly in favor of the patriot cause. [Common Sense:] Sabin 14998; Howes C646, "aa."; Adams, American Controversy 75-29; Higgs 6321; Taylor, Jonas Hanway Founder of the Marine Society, p.230. [Defects of Police:] Higgs 6458; Goldsmiths 11353; Kress 7115.

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        The Free-Masons' Calendar: or, an Almanac, For the Year of Christ 1775, and Anno Lucis MMMMMDCCLXXV, being the Third after Bissextile, or Leap-Year...

      London: Printed for the Company of Stationers, 1775.. FIRST EDITION. Small octavo (160 x 97mm) pp. 48. Bound in recent full speckled calf , gilt title along spine between two raised bands with gilt rules. New plain endpapers, with older all edges gilt.Title printed in red and black featuring an allegorical woodcut. Faint stamp to title page and occasional light browning to pages. Narrow margins with catchword to B7 just touched by the binder's knife. The first annual Calendar issued by Grand Lodge. A very good copy of a rare work: no auction records for the past 30 years.

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        Origin Laws, Arts and Sciences

      Robinson & Donaldson 1775. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. 3 vol (complete), First Edition of the English translation (from the French original). Contemporary full calf, all covers rubbed to extremities with some general age wear, two with cracked joints, upper cover vol 3 detached. & All 3 with red morocco spine labels one with 20% loss. Contents complete and very good, previous owner's ink name on endpaper, complete with all 3 large folding tables, one with a long tear, all with short closed tears to folds. SCARCE set.

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        Anleitung zur Schönschreibkunst.

      Darmstadt (N.P.) 1775 - Oblong quarto. 31pp. First edition. An instructional book for calligraphy, with an ornate engraved title page followed by thirty plates of calligraphic examples by Johann Menzzer. The plates demonstrate a variety of hands using quotations, biblical passages, and alphabets in Latin, French, and German, and include elaborate flourishes and ornamentation. A few of the examples have large initials and letters filled in with decoration. Menzzer was secretary and scribe to Ludwig IX, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt. Bound in contemporary gilt boards with green and red patterned endpapers. Boards show some light finger-marks and slight wear to extremities, else very fine. A.e.g. (Bonacini 1162). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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